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1. 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)

2. 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.

3. DBT STEPS-A November 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: 11/28/2023

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

4. DBT STEPS-A January 2024 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: 1/9/2024

January 2024 work day for DBT STEPS-A implementation project (sponsored by SPC/NY and NYS OMH)

5. DBT STEPS-A February 2024 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: 2/12/2024

February 2024 work day for DBT STEPS-A implementation project (sponsored by SPC/NY and NYS OMH)

6. DBT STEPS-A March 2024 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: 3/18/2024

March 2024 work day for DBT STEPS-A implementation project (sponsored by SPC/NY and NYS OMH)

7. DBT STEPS-A May 2024 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: 5/7/2024

May 2024 work day for DBT STEPS-A implementation project (sponsored by SPC/NY and NYS OMH)

8. The Responsive Classroom® Core Course for Elementary Educators (2020 Revision) - Spring 2024 SESSION

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Pre K-6 Classroom Teachers; Special Area Teachers, Special Ed Teaching, Building Principals, Teacher Aides and Assistants, Support Staff

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

Bring social-emotional learning practices into your classroom with our Elementary Core Course!

Learn to create a safe, joyful, and engaging learning environment ideal for student success and growth

Responsive Classroom® is an evidence-based approach to teaching that is deeply rooted in social-emotional learning and focused on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness. You will learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive-while helping your students develop strong social, emotional, and academic skills.

Key features:








• Learn and engage in energizers and interactive learning structures that can be used with studen






• Experience an Academic Choice lesson using The New Bird in Town and Charlie and the Octopus that can be adapted for any grade level






• Plan an Interactive Modeling lesson, a role-play, and a Guided Discovery lesson to use with students






• Map out your learning space to organize your classroom for success






• Engage in planning workshops to create plans for implementation of Responsive Classroom practices






• Reflect on your current teaching context and new content learned throughout the week

Resources included:(*Materials are ordered 2 weeks prior to the event)






• Elementary Core Course Resource Book






• Yardsticks: Child and Adolescent Development Ages 4-14






• The First Six Weeks of School






• The New Bird in Town






• Charlie and the Octopus






• Empowering Educators (*K-2, 3-5, or 6-8 - You'll be asked using Google Form

9. DEI Leadership Network ALL

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Audience: DEI Leaders

Dates: 5/22/2024

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion It is recommended that districts send a team to the DEI Leadership meetings that include teacher leaders (elementary, middle, and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of the district and regional capacity related to the Culturally Responsive Sustaining Framework. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the implementation of the four principles of the CRSE Framework from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support the equity and inclusion of all members of the education community throughout the region.
The expectation for participating in this group is: Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.
1. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.
2. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.
3. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.
The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, there may be additional opportunities for learning offered in the afternoon, OR your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

10. Arts and Music Leadership Network Roundup! Morning Meeting

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Art and Music Teachers, Department leaders for the Arts,

Dates: 6/5/2024

Interested in an Arts Leadership role for the 24-25 school year? Wondering what Arts Leadership is all about? Did you attend our network in 23-24? The network will be reviewing our accomplishments over the last year as well as planning and setting goals the upcoming school year. All art, music and administration are invited to attend. This is a two part meeting. This is the AM session. There is an afternoon roundtable to allow time for brainstorming. Sign up for one or both if you are able!

11. Arts and Music Leadership Network Roundup! Afternoon Roundtable

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Art and Music Teachers, Department leaders for the Arts,

Dates: 6/5/2024

This is a two part meeting. This is the PM session. There is an afternoon roundtable to allow time for brainstorming. Sign up for one or both if you are able! PM Session will include roundtable time to further discuss ideas! AM Session will be reviewing our accomplishments over the last year as well as planning and setting goals the upcoming school year. All art, music and administration are invited to attend.

12. Naviance Training 2024 - End of Year Best Practices 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Program: Educational Data Services

Audience: New counseling staff members that need basic Naviance training

Dates: 6/11/2024

Naviance Training 2024 - End of the Year - Prepare for Naviance end of the year by reviewing your best practices and creating an EOY Checklist
Topics to be covered: Uploading documents to share with students and parents, Sending emails, Review reports and completed tasks, sending final documents
Creating your schools EOY Checklist

13. NYS Lab Investigations: HS Earth & Space Sciences Exploration

Program: Science Center

Audience: Earth & Space Sciences, Special Education and ENL Educators, Instructional Coaches and Science Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 6/27/2024

This workshop's focus is for Earth & Space Sciences educators to explore the three required High School Lab Investigations. Instructional coaches and administrators would benefit from attending to deepen their knowledge of the NYSSLS standards and to have an understanding of the shifts to 3 dimensional learning at the high school level.

Participants will:

-Deepen their knowledge of the New York State Science Learning 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.

*Note: Each district may send 2 participants to this session until all interested districts have had a chance to register. There will be additional summer and fall sessions offered at the TST, CO, CiTi and OCM BOCES locations.

14. NYS Lab Investigations: HS Life Science Exploration

Program: Science Center

Audience: Life Science, Special Education and ENL Educators, Instructional Coaches and Science Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 6/28/2024

This workshop's focus is for Life Science educators to explore the three required High School Lab Investigations. Instructional coaches and administrators would benefit from attending to deepen their knowledge of the NYSSLS standards and to have an understanding of the shifts to 3 dimensional learning at the high school level.

Participants will:

-Deepen their knowledge of the New York State Science Learning 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.

*Note: Each district may send 2 participants to this session until all interested districts have had a chance to register. There will be additional summer and fall sessions offered at the TST, CO, CiTi and OCM BOCES locations.

15. (Asynchronous) Canva 101: Design Anything with Canva

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 7/21/2024

Canva for Education is a graphic design platform that will allow teachers to create beautiful instructional materials for their classroom including student worksheets, handouts, posters, photo collages, parent letters and so much more. This beginner-friendly course will focus on an overview and the basics on how to design with Canva as you create materials to use next school year! The course will be fully online, and you will have the opportunity to work through the material at your own pace. Coure available: July 8, 2024 All assignments/materials need to be submitted by July 19, 2024 at 11:59pm.

16. Grading for Equity Book Study - Cincinnatus

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/26/2024


Participants will gather via Zoom four times throughout the summer and complete asynchronous tasks in the weeks between meetings to delve into the principles of equitable grading and inclusive assessment. Through lively synchronous discussions and flexible asynchronous reflections, attendees will explore pivotal concepts like bias in grading, standards-based assessment, and practical strategies for promoting equity.

Participants will reflect on their own grading practices, exchange insights with colleagues, and leave with actionable tools to ensure equity in assessments and gradebooks. Educators will find Feldman's work transformative, challenging traditional grading norms and empowering educators to uphold rigorous standards while fostering inclusivity for all students, regardless of background. Together, they will redefine assessment practices and create a more equitable educational experience.

17. CANCELED: Algebra I Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

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

Dates: 7/10/2024

Closed
This is a summer session for any and all Algebra 1 teachers. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Algebra 1 teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

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 once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

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

One hour lunch on your own.

18. Grading for Equity Book Study - Fayetteville-Manlius

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/10/2024 to 8/21/2024


Participants will gather via Zoom four times throughout the summer and complete asynchronous tasks in the weeks between meetings to delve into the principles of equitable grading and inclusive assessment. Through lively synchronous discussions and flexible asynchronous reflections, attendees will explore pivotal concepts like bias in grading, standards-based assessment, and practical strategies for promoting equity.

Participants will reflect on their own grading practices, exchange insights with colleagues, and leave with actionable tools to ensure equity in assessments and gradebooks. Educators will find Feldman's work transformative, challenging traditional grading norms and empowering educators to uphold rigorous standards while fostering inclusivity for all students, regardless of background. Together, they will redefine assessment practices and create a more equitable educational experience.

19. WEBINAR: LibGuides Start to Finish

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators, librarians, and administrators

Dates: 7/10/2024

Overview: Master the creation and management of LibGuides from start to finish in this comprehensive webinar. Ideal for librarians and educators, this session will equip you with the skills to design, populate, and optimize your guides to enhance user engagement and resource accessibility.

What You Will Learn:

  • Design Essentials: Understand the basics of LibGuides layout and design principles to create visually appealing and functional guides.
  • Content Management: Learn how to effectively organize content, integrate multimedia elements, and utilize widgets for a dynamic user experience.
  • Maintenance Tips: Gain insights on regular updating and maintaining your LibGuides to ensure they remain relevant and useful.

Who Should Attend: Librarians, educational technologists, and anyone involved in creating or managing LibGuides.

Join Us: Whether you are new to LibGuides or looking to refine your existing skills, this webinar will provide you with a toolkit of strategies and insights to create effective and engaging guides. Enhance your library's offerings and user experience with expert guidance.

20. WEBINAR: Battle of the Books Tips & Tricks

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators, librarians, and administrators

Dates: 7/10/2024

Overview: This webinar is for those new to Battle the Books or are looking to up their game. Enhance the Battle of the Books program with proven strategies and innovative tricks in this focused webinar. This session will provide essential insights to run a successful and engaging program.

What You Will Learn:

  • Details: Receive an introduction to all things Battle of the Books. The who, what, where, when and how it can be done.
  • Preparation Strategies: Learn how to prepare students, set up teams, and schedule events.
  • Engagement Techniques: Discover methods to increase student interest and participation throughout the competition.
  • Event Management: Gain tips on how to run a battle and the different ways you can accomplish this task.

21. CANCELED: Algebra II Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

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

Dates: 7/11/2024

Closed
This is a summer session for any and all Algebra II teachers. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Algebra II teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

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 once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

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

One hour lunch on your own.

22. (ASYCHRONOUS) Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Interactive Slide Decks

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 Educators

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/26/2024

Wait List
This self-paced asynchronous course is designed for teachers who would like to use slide decks to enhance their teaching. Learn how to increase student engagement, design more engaging lessons and get instant feedback on student understanding so that you can easily adjust your lesson to meet student needs. We will look at ways to design visually appealing and useful slides using templates on Canva, template websites and Google slides, then learn how to make these interactive by adding polls, drawings and more! Some basic knowledge of technology and Google Slides is helpful as a prerequisite to this course.

23. (Asynchronous) Level Up Your Lessons Advanced AI Chatbot Techniques for Educators

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Intermediate, Advanced)

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/26/2024

Already using AI chatbots in your classroom, but want to push the boundaries? This advanced, asynchronous course dives deeper into the world of AI chatbots, empowering you to create innovative lessons and activities for your students. Work on your own schedule! Packed with interactive exercises, downloadable resources, this course will equip you with advanced strategies to transform your lessons with AI. The course explores: Beyond the Basics: Delve into advanced prompt engineering techniques to unlock the full potential of ChatGPT and other chatbot platforms. Subject-Specific Strategies: Explore effective chatbot applications for different subjects, like creating simulations in science, interactive dialogues in language learning, or personalized story prompts in creative writing. AI-Powered Assessment & Feedback: Explore innovative ways to utilize chatbots for formative and summative assessment, along with providing personalized feedback to students. The Future of AI in Education: Get a glimpse into cutting-edge applications of AI chatbots in education, with real-world examples to spark your imagination. Bonus Materials: Examples for designing interactive chatbot-driven lessons and activities. A community of experienced educators using AI chatbots to share best practices and collaborate on innovative projects. This course is perfect for educators who: Already have a foundation in using AI chatbots. Want to create more sophisticated and engaging learning experiences. Are curious about exploring the latest advancements in AI for education. Desire to collaborate with other educators pushing the boundaries of chatbot integration. By the end of this course, you'll be a master AI Chatbot educator, crafting dynamic lessons and activities that empower your students to learn in exciting new ways! Enroll today and unlock the full potential of AI in your classroom!

24. (ASYNCHRONOUS) Teaching Math and ELA Digitally with the NYS 3-8 CBT in Mind

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers of ELA and / or Math with Students in Grades 3-8

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/26/2024

How can we utilize technology in our lessons in meaningful ways to teach the ELA and Math standards while using digital tools in a meaningful, engaging and easy way? Join me for this course to learn how to enhance what you already do with a sprinkle of technology to help prepare students all year long for the spring NYS tests and to increase engagement throughout. We will explore several sites to help you teach with technology throughout the school year!

25. CANCELED: Geometry Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

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

Dates: 7/15/2024

Closed
This is a summer session for any and all Geometry teachers. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Geometry teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

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 once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

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

One hour lunch on your own.

26. 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: 7/15/2024

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.

27. Yes We Can! An Unprecedented Opportunity to Improve Special Education Outcomes

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators, Special Edand Gen Ed teacher teams

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/16/2024

During this hands-on training designed for school or districtwide teams, general and special educators will discover how to utilize PLC best practices to develop collaborative partnerships and identify high-leverage structures and strategies that will level the playing field, accelerate learning, and support success for all students. Solution Tree presenter and co-author of "Yes, We Can! General and Special Educators Collaborating in a Professional Learning Community" Will lead this interactive two-day workshop. Seating is limited to 100 participants. Cost is $250 if full enrollment is realized.

28. 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: 7/16/2024

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.

29. Naviance - What's New with Naviance 2024: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Program: Educational Data Services

Audience: New counseling staff members that need basic Naviance training

Dates: 7/16/2024

>Topics to be covered:
Naviance Student Portfolio
Workbased Learning with Tallo
Naviance Elementary Update
Job Search Opportunities with Headed2
Sunset of Legacy Reports

30. 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: 7/17/2024

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.

31. Dignity Act Coordinator Training

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: New and Returning Dignity Act Coordinators

Dates: 7/17/2024

This professional development opportunity is offered for new and veteran Dignity Act Coordinators and will focus on implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act and the role of the Dignity Act Coordinator. The session is presented by the Center for School Safety staff and NYS Education Department's Office of Student Support Services. Materials and resources will be provided. Facilitated by Kathy Oboyski-Butler and Jennifer Elliot.

32. 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: 7/18/2024

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.

33. Pawns and Play: Boards Games in Elementary EDU

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary educators, curriculum designers, and educational technologists

Dates: 7/18/2024

Join us for a full-day, in-person workshop exploring the integration of board games into elementary education, aligned with educational standards. This hands-on session will provide educators with practical strategies to make learning interactive, engaging, and effective through board games.

What You Will Learn:

  • Curriculum Alignment: Select and utilize board games that complement and enhance your curriculum, aligning with specific educational standards.
  • Engagement Techniques: Boost student engagement and foster critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.
  • Game Selection: Choose the right games for different age groups and learning objectives.
  • Assessment Strategies: Assess and track learning outcomes through interactive game play.

Workshop Format: This interactive session includes demonstrations, group discussions, and hands-on gameplay. Educators will have the opportunity to experience educational board games firsthand and learn how to effectively incorporate them into their classrooms.

Who Should Attend: Elementary educators, curriculum designers, and educational technologists interested in integrating game-based learning into their teaching practice.

Join Us: Enhance your teaching methods by incorporating engaging board games into your educational toolkit. This professional development day will provide you with practical tips and creative ideas to meet educational standards while making learning fun and impactful.

34. (ASYNCHRONOUS) Unlock the Power of Kami in your Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12 educators who have access to the paid version of Kami in their classroom.

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/2/2024

Starting Soon
Ready to transform your classroom with the versatile power of Kami? This self-paced, asynchronous course is designed to equip teachers of all levels with the skills and knowledge to seamlessly integrate Kami into their teaching practice. You'll gain confidence using Kami's diverse features to create engaging lessons, facilitate student collaboration, meet student needs and provide personalized feedback - all while saving time and maximizing learning outcomes. This is a flipped, asynchronous course - meaning there are no scheduled, live meetings. All coursework can be accessed and completed via Google Classroom. **This course is built for teachers using the Kami paid version with their students connected to Kami as well via Google Classroom.

35. 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: 7/22/2024

Starting Soon
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.

36. Asynchronous Book Study: "Why won't you just tell us the answer?"

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2024 to 8/20/2024

Starting Soon
In this asynchronous book study, "Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answers?", author Bruce A. Lesh delves into innovative teaching strategies aimed at engaging students in meaningful learning experiences. The author shares practical approaches and classroom-tested methods that challenge traditional rote learning and foster critical thinking skills.

Objectives:

-Explore effective strategies for teaching historical thinking and content.

-Understand how to create a classroom environment that promotes inquiry and analysis.

-Reflect on your teaching practices and identify areas for incorporating new methodologies.

-Engage with a community of educators to discuss and implement the book's concepts.

Note: Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own book. This book study will be worth 20 CTLE hours.

37. ASYNCHRONOUS CANVAS COURSE: Teaching Writing Using Explicit Direct Instruction (5-12)***CANCELLED***

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Middle & Secondary School Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 7/23/2024 to 8/20/2024

Starting Soon
Ignite Excellence in Writing Instruction! Register now for the "Teaching Writing Using Explicit Direct Instruction (5-12)" workshop and revolutionize your teaching approach to shape confident and capable writers. Designed to empower educators, this workshop delves into innovative strategies, tools, and techniques that transform writing instruction in secondary education, ensuring students excel as confident and proficient writers. Participants will learn how to:

-scaffold instruction, foster creativity, and inspire students to express their ideas effectively enable students to refine their writing skills to effectively express their ideas.

-guide students through the revision process, promoting a culture of continuous improvement. building confidence, resilience, and enthusiasm in students as they tackle diverse writing challenges. -Join us for a unique journey to elevate writing instruction in your secondary classroom. Gain the tools to empower students to express themselves eloquently, creatively, and persuasively.

Let's cultivate a new generation of skilled writers ready to excel in academia and beyond!

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 7/23/2024

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

How 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.

39. NYS Lab Investigations: HS Earth & Space Sciences Exploration

Program: Science Center

Audience: Earth & Space Sciences, Special Education and ENL Educators, Instructional Coaches and Science Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 7/23/2024

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This workshop's focus is for Earth & Space Sciences educators to explore the three required High School Lab Investigations. Instructional coaches and administrators would benefit from attending to deepen their knowledge of the NYSSLS standards and to have an understanding of the shifts to 3 dimensional learning at the high school level.

Participants will:

-Deepen their knowledge of the New York State Science Learning 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.

*Note: Each district may send 2 participants to this session until all interested districts have had a chance to register. There will be additional summer and fall sessions offered at the TST, CO, CiTi and OCM BOCES locations.

40. Secondary Math Community Summer Session Only

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

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

Dates: 7/23/2024

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This is a summer session for any and all Secondary Math teachers. It follows the communities that were established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Middle School Math, Algebra I. Geometry and Algebra II teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

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 once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

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

One hour lunch on your own.

41. Creating Engaging ELA Lessons with Chatbots (Grades K-12)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Intermediate, Advanced)

Dates: 7/23/2024

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This webinar explores how A.I. Chatbot tools can enhance your teaching to spark creativity in your ELA classes. With A.I. chatbots we will: Design lessons where Chatbots become part of the narrative, prompting students to make choices that shape the story's direction. Utilize A.I. Chatbots to: create engaging grammar and punctuation activities, providing students with immediate feedback and practice opportunities. Introduce A.I. Chatbots that present opposing viewpoints or act as devil's advocates, promoting critical thinking and persuasive writing skills. Explore how Chatbots can tailor reading exercises, suggest writing prompts based on student strengths, and provide individualized feedback. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging ELA lessons and activities across various grade levels and literary genres. This webinar will show how A.I. Chatbots can transform your ELA classroom into a vibrant hub for learning and exploration.

42. History Comes Alive: Unleashing the Power of A.I. Chatbots in Social Studies (Grades K-12)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Intermediate, Advanced)

Dates: 7/23/2024

Starting Soon
The webinar explores the potential of A.I. Chatbot tools to help create engaging social studies lessons. With A.I. chatbots we will: Design activities where students can "speak" with historical figures through Chatbots, gaining first-hand perspectives on historical events. Explore how Chatbots can guide students on virtual tours of different cultures and countries, fostering an understanding of diverse perspectives and global issues. Introduce A.I. Chatbots that represent opposing viewpoints on historical events, prompting students to debate, analyze evidence, and develop critical arguments.. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging social studies lessons and activities across various grade levels. This webinar will give you the knowledge and tools to use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging lessons/activities in your Social Studies classroom.

43. 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: 7/24/2024

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

How Can We 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.

44. Math Interventionists Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

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

Dates: 7/24/2024

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This is a summer session for any and all Math Intervention teachers. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Math Intervention teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

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 once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

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

One hour lunch on your own.

45. NYS Lab Investigations: HS Life Science Exploration

Program: Science Center

Audience: Life Science, Special Education and ENL Educators, Instructional Coaches and Science Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 7/24/2024

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This workshop's focus is for Life Science educators to explore the three required High School Lab Investigations. Instructional coaches and administrators would benefit from attending to deepen their knowledge of the NYSSLS standards and to have an understanding of the shifts to 3 dimensional learning at the high school level.

Participants will:

-Deepen their knowledge of the New York State Science Learning 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.

46. Supercharge Student Success: A.I. Chatbots for Differentiation & Engagement in Special Education

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Beginner, Intermediate)

Dates: 7/24/2024

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This webinar will explore how A.I. Chatbots can be a tool in special education classrooms. Using A.I. Chatbots we will: Discover how Chatbots can tailor content and activities to individual learning styles and needs. Utilize chatbots for targeted exercises, revision of concepts, and fun quizzes to solidify understanding. Explore real-world examples of how Chatbots are being used effectively in special education classrooms across various subjects. Address concerns surrounding bias in A.I. and strategies for promoting inclusive learning experiences. Leave the session equipped with practical strategies and resources to integrate A.I. Chatbots seamlessly into your special education curriculum.

47. CANCELLED: Elementary Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 7/25/2024

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This is a summer session for any and all elementary teachers. This has a math focus. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other elementary teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

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 once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

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

One hour lunch on your own.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 7/25/2024

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

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

In this module, students:

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

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

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

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

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

One hour lunch on your own.

49. New York State School Counselor Association Camp: Building and Revising Comprehensive School Counseling Plans

Program: Youth Development

Audience: School Counselors

Dates: 7/26/2024

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SUMMER IS COMING, time to implement and/or update your Comprehensive School Counseling Plans. Learn all about it at a NYSSCA COMP CAMP! The camp building blocks are ... Part 100.2j requirements for districts & schools Designing & implementing an Advisory Council Designing & implementing required district level reports Designing/Revising & implementing your comprehensive school counseling program Preparing your comprehensive school counseling program for website display Program is 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Select from FIVE locations: Tues., July 23, 2024 - NYIT, 16 West 61st Street, NYC (11th floor conference room) Fri., July 26, 2024, OCM BOCES, 110 Elwood Davis Rd., Liverpool NY Mon., July 29, 2024, Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 (Building B) Fri., August 2, 2024, CapRegion BOCES , 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany NY Tues, Aug 6, 2024, Broome-Tioga BOCES, 435 Glenwood Rd., Binghamton, NY 13905 (Conference Room A) This is a FREE program for attendees and includes lunch. We will collect a Registration fee of $50 which will be returned after your attendance. You will be able use your $50 fee for a NYSSCA membership or renewal if you choose. Thank you for registering to attend Comp Camp. We want to make the process as easy as possible. You will need to complete a separate registration form for each individual attending. If you have any questions about registration, please email summerpd@nyssca.org. To register: https://form.jotform.com/241294561461961

50. Creating Space for Wellness: A Pathway to Flourishing: AM SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 7/26/2024

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This workshop will focus on building and sustaining a trauma-responsive educational environment that supports students and families, your colleagues and you! We will begin the conversation with laying the foundation of how stress impacts our well-being and professional satisfaction. Then, we will spend time understanding how the ways we show up each day make a difference and impact those we serve, our colleagues, and ourselves. Finally, we will identify meaningful actions that can be taken to enhance professional and organizational wellness. This is a two hour workshop that will be offered once in the morning and then again in the afternoon.

51. Creating Space for Wellness: A Pathway to Flourishing: PM SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 7/26/2024

NewStarting Soon
This workshop will focus on building and sustaining a trauma-responsive educational environment that supports students and families, your colleagues and you! We will begin the conversation with laying the foundation of how stress impacts our well-being and professional satisfaction. Then, we will spend time understanding how the ways we show up each day make a difference and impact those we serve, our colleagues, and ourselves. Finally, we will identify meaningful actions that can be taken to enhance professional and organizational wellness. This is a two hour workshop that will be offered once in the morning and then again in the afternoon.

52. The New York Times: Nice White Parents podcast series

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/26/2024

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This is a 5 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.
Description: "We know American public schools do not guarantee each child an equal education. Two decades of school reform initiatives have not changed that. But when Chana Joffe-Walt, a reporter, looked at inequality in education, she saw that most reforms focused on who schools were failing: Black and brown kids. But what about who the schools are serving? In this five-part series, she turns her attention to what is arguably the most powerful force in our schools: White parents."

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 7/29/2024

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.

54. 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: 7/29/2024

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.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 7/30/2024

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.

56. Inclusive Practices and Instructional Strategies for Multilingual Learners (Jefferson Community College)

Program: Title III Consortium

Audience: All educators of English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners

Dates: 7/30/2024

In this interactive workshops, participants will (1) determine how specific strategies can offer effective support for inclusive practices to accommodate the various needs of multilingual learners; (2) explore their roles and responsibilities in helping students meet their learning outcomes while building their language fluency, proficiency, and comprehension through equity-based differentiated instructional practices; (3) apply practical, classroom-level strategies for educators seeking thoughtful, research-informed, and accessible information on how to champion equity for multilingual learners by constructing materials to bring back to their classrooms; and engage in critical discussions and reflection through the lens of equitable and student-centered instructional practices.

57. Science Adventures with A.I.: Unleashing the Power of Chatbots in Your Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Intermediate, Advanced)

Dates: 7/30/2024

This webinar explores the potential of A.I. Chatbots to create engaging science experiences for your students. With A.I. Chatbots we will: Use Chatbots to create virtual labs and simulations, Design Chatbot-powered activities that take students on virtual journeys to different ecosystems, historical periods, or even the depths of the ocean. Explore how Chatbots can act as virtual scientists, engaging students in conversations about scientific discoveries and answering their burning questions. Create engaging science lessons and activities across various topics, from biology to astronomy using A.I. Chatbots This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to harness the power of A.I. Chatbots to design engaging lessons and activities for your students.

58. Mastering Math with A.I.: Unleashing the Power of Chatbots in Your Classroom (Grades K-12)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Intermediate, Advanced)

Dates: 7/30/2024

This webinar explores the potential of A.I. to enhance math lessons/activities in your classroom, from elementary to high school. With A.I. Chatbots we will: Utilize A.I. Chatbots to create drills, quizzes, and targeted practice exercises that cater to individual student needs. Design interactive word problems where Chatbots act as virtual characters, making application of math skills more engaging. Learn to leverage A.I. Chatbots to personalize tasks, provide explanations at different levels, and cater to diverse learning styles. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging math lessons and activities across grade levels. You will leave the webinar with the tools and knowledge to leverage A.I. Chatbots in your math classroom.

59. 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: 7/31/2024

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.

60. Inclusive Practices and Instructional Strategies for Multilingual Learners (Chenango Valley CSD)

Program: Title III Consortium

Audience: All educators of English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners

Dates: 7/31/2024

In this interactive workshops, participants will (1) determine how specific strategies can offer effective support for inclusive practices to accommodate the various needs of multilingual learners; (2) explore their roles and responsibilities in helping students meet their learning outcomes while building their language fluency, proficiency, and comprehension through equity-based differentiated instructional practices; (3) apply practical, classroom-level strategies for educators seeking thoughtful, research-informed, and accessible information on how to champion equity for multilingual learners by constructing materials to bring back to their classrooms; and engage in critical discussions and reflection through the lens of equitable and student-centered instructional practices.

61. History Comes Alive: Unleashing the Power of A.I. Chatbots in Social Studies (Grades K-12)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Intermediate, Advanced)

Dates: 7/31/2024

The webinar explores the potential of A.I. Chatbot tools to help create engaging social studies lessons. With A.I. chatbots we will: Design activities where students can "speak" with historical figures through Chatbots, gaining first-hand perspectives on historical events. Explore how Chatbots can guide students on virtual tours of different cultures and countries, fostering an understanding of diverse perspectives and global issues. Introduce A.I. Chatbots that represent opposing viewpoints on historical events, prompting students to debate, analyze evidence, and develop critical arguments.. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging social studies lessons and activities across various grade levels. This webinar will give you the knowledge and tools to use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging lessons/activities in your Social Studies classroom.

62. Creating Engaging ELA Lessons with Chatbots (Grades K-12)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Intermediate, Advanced)

Dates: 7/31/2024

This webinar explores how A.I. Chatbot tools can enhance your teaching to spark creativity in your ELA classes. With A.I. Chatbots we will: Design lessons where Chatbots become part of the narrative, prompting students to make choices that shape the story's direction. Utilize A.I. Chatbots to: create engaging grammar and punctuation activities, providing students with immediate feedback and practice opportunities. Introduce A.I. Chatbots that present opposing viewpoints or act as devil's advocates, promoting critical thinking and persuasive writing skills.. Explore how Chatbots can tailor reading exercises, suggest writing prompts based on student strengths, and provide individualized feedback. Use A.I. Chatbots to create engaging ELA lessons and activities across various grade levels and literary genres. This webinar will show how A.I. Chatbots can transform your ELA classroom into a vibrant hub for learning and exploration.

63. Amplify Reading Summit

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: Literacy Leaders (Administrators and Instructional Coaches)

Dates: 8/1/2024

As our guest at our free literacy science of reading summit you will: Meet and hear from literacy thought leaders (Natalie Wexler & Janise Lane). Network and connect with fellow educators to exchange ideas and strategies. Learn research-based strategies and explore evidence-based approaches backed by the Science of Reading. Leave with practical strategies and resources to support all learners.

64. 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: 8/1/2024

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.

65. Inclusive Practices and Instructional Strategies for Multilingual Learners (OCM BOCES)

Program: Title III Consortium

Audience: All educators of English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners

Dates: 8/1/2024

In this interactive workshops, participants will (1) determine how specific strategies can offer effective support for inclusive practices to accommodate the various needs of multilingual learners; (2) explore their roles and responsibilities in helping students meet their learning outcomes while building their language fluency, proficiency, and comprehension through equity-based differentiated instructional practices; (3) apply practical, classroom-level strategies for educators seeking thoughtful, research-informed, and accessible information on how to champion equity for multilingual learners by constructing materials to bring back to their classrooms; and engage in critical discussions and reflection through the lens of equitable and student-centered instructional practices.

66. NOW Conference

Program: Arts in Education

Audience: Art Educators

Dates: 8/1/2024

NOW is a multi-day conference with live events and asynchronous learning. It is the largest virtual conference for K-12 art teachers covering the most relevant topics in art education today. Arts in Education at OCM BOCES will be hosting a watch party at the main campus on August 1st from 11am-4pm! Conference schedule and presenter information can be found here. Participants will be provided with access to the After Pass for a full year following the conference.

Please do NOT register for the conference on your own. We will provide you with the access pass.

Dates: JULY 31st -AUGUST 2nd

Day One - On your own NOW Kick Off! Wednesday, July 31st 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST

Day Two- At OCM BOCES Main Campus Main Event Watch Party! 15 presentations! Thursday, August 1st 11 a.m. - 4p.m. EST

Day Three and Beyond - Use your After Pass to access conference materials at your convenience. Friday, August 2nd Available 24/7/365

Attendees can watch the whole conference on-demand with the After Pass.

67. (Asynchronous) Drones for Educators: Enhancing Learning through Aeronautics/Flight

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 8/18/2024

This course is designed for educators who want to explore the use of drones in their classrooms. Participants will learn how drones can be used to teach a wide range of subjects, how to fly drones safely, how to comply with regulations related to drone use in educational institutions, and how to capture aerial footage. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Unmanned Aerial Systems Coser and its vendors. By the end of the course, participants will have the skills and knowledge needed to safely and responsibly integrate drones into their classrooms. Course start date: August 5, 2024 All course assignments and materials must be submitted by August 18, 2024 at 11:59pm

68. Grade 1 - How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark? - NEW: Second Edition

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/5/2024

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 curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is designed to address a bundle of grade 1 earth and space science and physical science standards.

In this module, students:

-Use observations of real and photographed objects as evidence to explain that a girl can see objects outside because light from the Sun is shining on them.

-Use sunrise and sunset data as well as data from text to identify times of the year when the sky will be dark.

-Explain observed phenomena of the Sun and the Moon using observations of the Sun and Moon's position in the sky.

-Use a model Moon to explain that the Moon appears to change shape because we see different amounts of the part with light shining on it.

-Use observations to describe the effect of a light source on the visibility of objects to solve the problem of kids having to walk to school in the dark.

One hour lunch on your own.

69. Grade 6 - Space Systems Exploration

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/5/2024

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.

70. 2024 OCM BOCES Equity Catalyst Summit at Westhill

Program: Title III Consortium

Audience: All educators including ENL teachers and all teachers of ELLs and MLs

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 8/7/2024

Our two-day Equity Catalyst Summit will feature nationally renowned speakers, breakout sessions and panels with a focus on creating welcoming & affirming environments, maintaining high expectations, and providing rigorous instruction for all learners, including English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners. Our keynote speakers include Dr. Sharroky Hollie, Phuc Tran, and Colin Seale, JD. Continental breakfast & lunch served daily.

71. 2024 OCM BOCES Equity Catalyst Summit at Westhill

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 8/7/2024

Our two-day Equity Catalyst Summit will feature nationally renowned speakers, breakout sessions and panels with a focus on creating welcoming & affirming environments, maintaining high expectations, and providing rigorous instruction for all learners. Our keynote speakers include Dr. Sharroky Hollie, Phuc Tran, and Colin Seale, JD. Continental breakfast & lunch served daily.

72. Grade 1 - How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark? - NEW: Second Edition

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/6/2024

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 curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is designed to address a bundle of grade 1 physical science, life science, and engineering standards.

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

-Obtain information about the parts of lighthouses that make the buildings stable and send signals to protect humans

-Design stable solutions to visibility problems, including biomimicry in the design

One hour lunch on your own.

73. Grade 6 - Energy, Forces & Motion

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/6/2024

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.

74. Micro:Bits and how we can use them in the classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/6/2024

Spark Creativity and Engagement: Teaching with Micro:Bits! Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to integrate computer science and STEM concepts into your classroom? Look no further than the micro:bit! This pocket-sized powerhouse is a fantastic tool for students of all ages to learn coding, develop problem-solving skills, and unleash their creativity.expand_more In this energizing professional development session, you'll: -Explore the micro:bit and its capabilities. -Get hands-on experience with block-based coding using Microsoft MakeCode. -Discover creative lesson ideas that integrate the Micro:Bit into various subjects like science, math, art, and music. -Learn best practices for incorporating Micro:Bits into your curriculum. -Gain confidence in using Micro:Bits to promote computational thinking and digital literacy in your students.

75. Empowering Educators: Unleashing the Potential of A.I. in Your Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Beginner)

Dates: 8/6/2024

Join us for a beginner-friendly webinar exploring A.I. and how it can transform your teaching. In this interactive session, you'll learn: What A.I. is and how it works Applications in the Classroom: We'll also address common concerns and ethical considerations surrounding A.I. in education. Leave the session feeling empowered and equipped to leverage the power of A.I. to create a more engaging and effective learning experience for your students.

76. Craft the Perfect Prompt: Unleashing the Power of A.I. Chatbots in Your Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Beginner, Intermediate)

Dates: 8/6/2024

Join us as we delve into the art of writing effective prompts for A.I. Chatbots. In this webinar, you will: Understand how A.I. Chatbots work and their capabilities in education. Learn how a well-crafted prompt can help the Chatbot to create insightful responses, creative content, and engaging activities for your students. Practice writing prompts for various subjects and age groups through engaging activities. Learn how to identify and refine your prompts for the best results. Leave the session feeling confident in your ability to write prompts that maximize student learning and engagement with A.I. Chatbots.

77. Grade 1 - How Can We Send a Message Using Sound?- NEW: Second Edition

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/7/2024

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 curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is designed to address a bundle of grade 1 engineering and physical science standards.

In this module, students:

-Ask questions and use a modeling activity to better understand a problem.

-Use prior experiences and a reading to research ways that people communicate over different distances.

-Conduct investigations to test their ideas about how they can make sound.

-Use evidence from investigations and research to explain what causes sound.

-Design, build, and test sound-making devices to solve two problems.

One hour lunch on your own.

78. Grade 6 - Matter & Its Interactions

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/7/2024

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

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

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

One hour lunch on your own.

79. Xello - What's New with Xello 2024: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Program: Educational Data Services

Audience: counseling staff members

Dates: 8/7/2024

What's New with Xello?

Keep guidance notes on all your students
Students can view and download their own transcripts
Track college admissions decisions by institution
Dashboard feed enhancementeed
Upload & share test scores & GPAs
Elementary enhancement
Scholarship matching

80. Digifest: Tech Tools for Every Teacher @ Marcellus!

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 8/8/2024

Digifest - Tech Skills for Every Teacher - Choose from a variety of topics offered at different sessions throughout the day. Topics include: SchoolTool, ViewSonic, Google Drive, Kami, Choice Boards, AI, Google Classroom and Parent Square. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Vendor swag and raffle prizes to be given away.

81. Grade 1 - How Do Living Things Stay Safe & Grow? - NEW: Second Edition

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: 8/8/2024

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 and Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is designed to address a bundle of grade 1 life science and engineering standards.

In this module, students:

-Record and use observations of adult plants and animals as evidence that offspring are very similar to, but not exactly like, their parents.

-Obtain information from text, images, video, and a simulation to determine how patterns of behavior help offspring survive.

-Explore how external parts of plants and animals help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Mimic external parts of plants and animals in designing a solution to a human problem.

-Apply their skills and knowledge using data as evidence to construct an argument and participate in argumentation with peers.

-Apply their knowledge and skills of animal behaviors and plant and animal external parts to design solutions to real-world human problems.

One hour lunch on your own.

82. 2024-2025 Lead Evaluator First Year

Program: Leadership

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/8/2024 to 12/16/2024

This course is for Administrators and/or Administrative Interns who have never been lead evaluator trained. The course covers the 3012d requirements along with best practices in observation and crucial conversation. Participants are expected to attend every session.

83. WEBINAR: Unleash the Power of Canva

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators, librarians, and administrators

Dates: 8/8/2024

Overview: Unlock the full potential of Canva in this dynamic webinar designed for beginners and seasoned users alike. Learn how to create stunning graphics, presentations, and media with ease, enhancing your digital content creation skills.

What You Will Learn:

  • Canva Basics: Navigate the interface and utilize essential tools for designing impactful visuals.
  • Advanced Techniques: Explore advanced features like animation, brand kits, and collaborative tools to elevate your designs.
  • Template Customization: Master the art of customizing templates to fit your specific needs, saving time and maintaining brand consistency.
  • Practical Applications: Apply your skills to real-world projects, from social media graphics to professional presentations.

Join Us: Step up your design game and make an impact with your visual content. This webinar will provide you with the tools and techniques to harness the power of Canva for all your creative projects.

84. WEBINAR: Information Hubs: Creating a Dashboard of Resources

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators, librarians, and administrators

Dates: 8/8/2024

Overview: Learn to consolidate and manage information effectively by creating a comprehensive dashboard of resources. This webinar is perfect for educators looking to streamline data access.

What You Will Learn:

  • Dashboard Design: Principles of effective dashboard layout to enhance usability and accessibility.
  • Resource Integration: Techniques for integrating various types of resources, including databases, websites, and documents, videos, and images into a cohesive platform.
  • Tools and Technology: Overview of tools and software that can facilitate the creation and maintenance of an efficient resource dashboard.
  • Best Practices: Tips on maintaining and updating your dashboard to keep it relevant and useful.

85. (Asynchronous) Beyond the Notes: Implementing Ai into the Music Classroom.

Program: Model Schools

Audience: ,K-12 Music Educators

Dates: 8/12/2024 to 8/25/2024

This asynchronous, two week-long professional development course will empower K-12 music educators to harness the exciting potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their classrooms. Through engaging activities and exploration of user-friendly AI tools aligned with the New York State Arts Standards and the New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Discover innovative ways to enhance student engagement, learn practical strategies to integrate Ai into your professional practice, and expand your pedagogical toolbox with the latest technology. Course will be available from 8/12/24 All assignments and materials must be submitted by 8/25/24 at 11:59pm.

86. (Asynchronous) Level Up Your Lessons Advanced AI Chatbot Techniques for Educators

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators (Intermediate, Advanced)

Dates: 8/12/2024 to 8/23/2024

Already using AI chatbots in your classroom, but want to push the boundaries? This advanced, asynchronous course dives deeper into the world of AI chatbots, empowering you to create innovative lessons and activities for your students. Work on your own schedule! Packed with interactive exercises, downloadable resources, this course will equip you with advanced strategies to transform your lessons with AI. The course explores: Beyond the Basics: Delve into advanced prompt engineering techniques to unlock the full potential of ChatGPT and other chatbot platforms. Subject-Specific Strategies: Explore effective chatbot applications for different subjects, like creating simulations in science, interactive dialogues in language learning, or personalized story prompts in creative writing. AI-Powered Assessment & Feedback: Explore innovative ways to utilize chatbots for formative and summative assessment, along with providing personalized feedback to students. The Future of AI in Education: Get a glimpse into cutting-edge applications of AI chatbots in education, with real-world examples to spark your imagination. Bonus Materials: Examples for designing interactive chatbot-driven lessons and activities. A community of experienced educators using AI chatbots to share best practices and collaborate on innovative projects. This course is perfect for educators who: Already have a foundation in using AI chatbots. Want to create more sophisticated and engaging learning experiences. Are curious about exploring the latest advancements in AI for education. Desire to collaborate with other educators pushing the boundaries of chatbot integration. By the end of this course, you'll be a master AI Chatbot educator, crafting dynamic lessons and activities that empower your students to learn in exciting new ways! Enroll today and unlock the full potential of AI in your classroom!

87. Lego Coaches Camp for Challenge League (Grades 4-8)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: District Lego Coaches

Dates: 8/12/2024

Welcome to the FIRST Lego League Coaches' Professional Development Session! This engaging and interactive session is designed for coaches who are enthusiastic about leading their teams to success in the exciting world of Lego robotics competitions. Whether you are a seasoned coach or new to the program, this session is packed with valuable insights, practical strategies, and hands-on activities to help you take your coaching skills to the next level. Our experienced facilitators will provide you with personalized feedback and guidance to help you improve your coaching techniques and effectively mentor your team of budding engineers, programmers, and innovators. You will also gain valuable insights into the core values of FIRST Lego League, such as teamwork, innovation, professionalism, and gracious professionalism, which are crucial for fostering a positive and inclusive team culture. By the end of this professional development session, you will feel empowered, inspired, and equipped with the knowledge and tools to lead your team with confidence and excellence. You will have a deeper understanding of the First Lego League program, its mission, and its impact on young minds. You will also have the opportunity to network with fellow coaches, build lasting connections, and join a vibrant community of like-minded educators who are passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. Come join us at the First Lego League Coaches' Professional Development Session and embark on an exciting journey of learning, growth, and discovery as you prepare your team for an unforgettable season of creativity, collaboration, and robotics fun!

88. Lego Coaches Camp for Explore League (Grades 2-4)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: District Explore Lego Coaches

Dates: 8/12/2024

Welcome to the FIRST Lego League Coaches' Professional Development Session for the new Explore League!Come and learn about the task for your team that focuses on a scientific topic. Teams are sent on a journey of discovery to learn all they can about the topic, then present their findings in the form of a team poster and a LEGO model that moves. Coaches will learn about the Lego Spike Essential Kit as well as how to prepare their team to participate in the culminating festival to share team posters and team models with reviewers, families, and friends!

89. Grade 2 - How Can We Change Solids & Liquids? - NEW: Second Edition

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: 8/13/2024

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 curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is designed to address a bundle of grade 2 engineering and physical science standards.

In this module, students:

-Construct an explanation for how an artist made a sculpture from marine debris.

-Use observations to describe patterns of behavior in solids and liquids.

-Construct an explanation about what happens to crayon wax when heated and cooled.

-Design a solution for changing melted crayons into crayons they can use.

-Compare a variety of materials to make a prediction about which ones will make the best filling for a boo-boo pack.

-Analyze data from tests of their selected boo-boo pack materials to determine if they work as intended after being frozen.

One hour lunch on your own.

90. PBL CNY: Powered by PBLWorks

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/13/2024 to 8/15/2024

This three day institute will provide new and experienced educators with the opportunity to learn how Project Based Learning can be transformative for students. PBL engages students in learning that is deep and long-lasting. Whether you are new to PBL or have been training in the past, this institute is for you. Sessions include: ~PBL 101 for those just starting their journey ~PBL 201 for those with experience to dive deeply into Equity and Gold Standard PBL ~PBL for Coaches ~PBL for Leaders Each of the strands allow you to engage with your colleagues over the three days to learn with and from each other, to develop the knowledge you need to effectively and with confidence transform your instruction to engage your students in projects that are aligned to standards while investigating and creating authentic projects that positively impacts the world in which they will one day lead. Join us on August 13-15, 2024! Cost per participant is $675 dependent on participation of 200 educators.

91. Grade 2 - How Can We Stop Land from Washing Away? - NEW: Second Edition (title updated)

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/14/2024

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 Land from Washing Away? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is designed to address a bundle of grade 2 engineering and earth and space science standards.

In this module, students:

-Gather information to better understand a land-change situation and define a problem to solve

-Make observations to provide evidence to explain if wind and water can change the shape of the land

-Obtain additional evidence from a construction site and from a nonfiction text to support their explanation of land change over different time scales

-Test and compare models of four methods used to prevent or reduce erosion

-Apply their understanding of wind- and water-induced erosion to a new engineering problem related to land change at a beach setting

One hour lunch on your own.

92. Grade 2 - How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? - NEW: Second Edition

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/15/2024

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 curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is designed to address a bundle of grade 2 life science and engineering standards.

In this module, students:

-Figure out why a radish seed sprouted inside a backpack.

-Define the problem that a tomato plant needs to be pollinated to produce tomatoes.

-Design a tool that can be used to pollinate tomato plants.

-Figure out how an acorn was planted in a pot on a third-floor balcony.

-Find the best place to plant plants in a schoolyard.

One hour lunch on your own.

93. WEBINAR Teaching Writing Using Explicit Direct Instruction (5-12)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Middle & Secondary School Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/16/2024

Ignite Excellence in Writing Instruction! Register now for the "Teaching Writing Using Explicit Direct Instruction (5-12)" workshop and revolutionize your teaching approach to shape confident and capable writers. Designed to empower educators, this workshop delves into innovative strategies, tools, and techniques that transform writing instruction in secondary education, ensuring students excel as confident and proficient writers. Participants will learn how to:

-scaffold instruction, foster creativity, and inspire students to express their ideas effectively enable students to refine their writing skills to effectively express their ideas.

-guide students through the revision process, promoting a culture of continuous improvement. building confidence, resilience, and enthusiasm in students as they tackle diverse writing challenges. -Join us for a unique journey to elevate writing instruction in your secondary classroom. Gain the tools to empower students to express themselves eloquently, creatively, and persuasively.

Let's cultivate a new generation of skilled writers ready to excel in academia and beyond!

94. Responsive Classroom

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 8/19/2024 to 8/22/2024

Learn to create a safe, joyful, and engaging learning environment ideal for student success and growth. Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that is deeply rooted in social-emotional learning and focused on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness. You will learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive-while helping your students develop strong social, emotional, and academic skills.

95. Classroom Management Series: Setting Your Classroom Up for Success

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 8/19/2024 to 8/20/2024

This two-day workshop will provide participants with a solid foundation in evidence-based classroom management. It is strongly recommended for first-year teachers, though it is beneficial for any teachers who want to improve their practice. Topics addressed include building positive relationships with students, maximizing structure through establishing procedures and routines, developing behavioral expectations, creating plans to teach positive behavior, and responding effectively to problem behavior. Please bring a laptop/Chromebook to the training session. There will be a one-hour lunch on your own. Please register by August 5th. Questions may be directed to Tracy James at tjames@ocmboces.org.

96. Writing is Thinking 103 - Note-taking and the Essay

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: This workshop is designed for teachers of English learners in grades 3-12, including bi-lingual and co- teaching pairs.

Dates: 8/19/2024 to 8/21/2024

New
Writing is Thinking (WIT) involves explicit instruction in foundational writing and literacy skills to develop students' written and oral language, content knowledge and reading comprehension simultaneously. WIT is especially powerful for English learners because it also teaches how the English language works. This advanced workshop deepens and extends the knowledge gained in WIT 101 & 102. Participants will become increasingly confident and practiced in note-taking in support of writing, reading comprehension and study skills. They will learn to build upon the sentence and paragraph level skills introduced earlier to teach the full essay. Most importantly, participants will learn how WIT elements work together as a unified system to advance high levels of academic literacy (reading comprehension and written and oral expression of academic ideas and thinking) for all students. WIT 103 is experiential and hands on. Teachers will leave each workshop with strategies designed specifically for your content and that you can use immediately with students. This workshop is designed for all teachers of English learners in grades 3-12 who have attended WIT 101 and WIT 102. Participants Are expected to attend all three sessions. For Teachers of English Learners in grades 3-12 Pre-requisites: WIT 101 & WIT 102

97. AIMSweb Plus Basic Screening Training

Program: Educational Data Services

Dates: 8/20/2024

This session will provide participants with the skills and resources needed to administer the AIMSweb Plus measures. These include the one-to-one Early Literacy and Numeracy measures, Oral Reading Fluency, and the online Reading and Math measures. Participants will learn the basics of the AIMSweb Plus system, the scoring rules for the measures, and how to proctor the online measures. This is a great session for staff new to the administration of AIMSweb measures, or as a refresher. For those who only need to training on the measures for grades 2-12, this session will end at approximately 10:30, as the remainder of the day will focus specifically on measures for grades K-1. This is an in-person training.

98. How to use and create Digital Escape Rooms

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/20/2024

Are you looking for a way to inject excitement and engagement into your curriculum? Digital escape rooms offer a fun and interactive way for students to learn and collaborate. In this workshop, we'll explore the world of digital escape rooms and equip you with the knowledge and tools to create your own!

99. Scoir - What's New with Scoir 2024: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Program: Educational Data Services

Audience: New counseling staff members that need basic Naviance training

Dates: 8/20/2024

What's New with Scoir 2024
Topics to be covered:
Course Planning
Grades 6 through 8 Added
New Surveys
Task Assignments
Future Updates
Q & A
This course focuses on practical strategies for establishing, organizing, and sustaining after-school social justice clubs that prioritize students' cultural, identity, and social-emotional needs. Participants will learn to integrate culturally responsive practices, create identity-affirming opportunities, and support social-emotional growth through activities promoting self-reflection, empathy, and community-building.

101. Dignity Act Coordinator Training

Program: Dignity Act

Dates: 8/21/2024

This professional development opportunity is offered for new and veteran Dignity Act Coordinators and will focus on implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act and the role of the Dignity Act Coordinator. Training materials from the Center for School Safety will be used. Training will take place at Baker High School, 29 East Oneida Street, in the Baldwinsville Central School District. Please be advised that security protocols will be emailed to registered participants before the training so please check your email before attending.