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1. DASA: Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention Certification Training

Program: Online Workshops: Professional Development Unit

Activity Owner/Manager: Laura Purdy  - lpurdy@cayboces.org

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 1, 2024)

DASA: New York State's Dignity for All Student's Act (Dignity Act) seeks to provide NYS public elementary and secondary school students with a safe, supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES is a NYSED approved provider of the Dignity Act certification training.



The required training consists of a 6-hour asynchronous online training with accompanying assignments.



****You will be sent an invoice for $50.00 upon registration.

All registration fields must be filled out including address and phone number, or we will not be able to process your registration.

Course link will be emailed to you once payment has been received by our business office.****


Please contact Sara Herman with any questions at sherman@cayboces.org


2. Secondary Math Collaborative Community

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers

Dates: 12/8/2023

This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of Mathematics to come together to discuss their craft, study best practices, and share and borrow ideas. This session will be facilitated by a regional practitioner with support from the Professional Development Unit.

3. Council/ Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 6/5/2024

The Council advises the School Library System and helps create the Plan of Service, approves the SLS budget, and approves the Annual Report. All members of SLS are encouraged to attend, but only members of the Council can vote. The Communication Coordinators meetings are a bridge between the SLS and school librarians in-district. Each district has at least one designated Communication Coordinator that is required to attend, but all librarians are encouraged to attend.

4. Science Standard Curriculum Development

Program: Professional Development Unit

Activity Owner/Manager: Pamela McHenry  - pmchenry@cayboces.org

Audience: Earth Science and Biology Teachers

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 7/15/2024

During these two sessions participants will be able to dig in deep to the NYSSLS through the performance level descriptors, exam samples, and new investigations to determine what content, skills and connections are included. Through these explorations participants will determine what and how to properly implement and appropriately assess the standards. Last, participants will be provided time for planning instruction and assessment strategies.

****Estimated cost listed below is based on 25 participants. The final cost will be determined based on the actual number of registered participants.****

The cost for attendance is: $60

Registration closes on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

Please note the location of the training is at Cato Meridian Jr/Sr High School, 2851 State Route 370, Cato, NY 13033

5. New York State Teacher Center's Equity Challenge-Self Paced-Asynchronous

Program: Online Workshops: Teacher Center

Audience: All Educators and Teaching Assistants

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 9/6/2024

New
The NYSTC Equity Challenge is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to explore resources at their own pace, focusing on how education is impacted when inequitable systems exist. You will explore 10 topics in total. A new topic will be shared every week for 10 weeks via email. You will then complete the corresponding badge for each week. Topics include Equity, Personal Identity, Race and Equity, Bias, Privilege, Levels of Racism, Being an Ally, and more. All weeks will provide an introduction to the topic. You will read the introduction and explore any links embedded in it. All weeks will include infographics to reflect on and a corresponding badge to complete for CTLE credits. Most weeks will include a "Know the Impact on Education", "Stretching Our Thinking" and a "Reflect and Act" section. The final challenge is structured to provide you with opportunities to reflect on the entire challenge and offer you resources to explore. Upon completion of all requirements, participants will receive 10 CTLE hours. Partial credit will not be given. This course is completely online and done independently.

6. "Breakfast Wheaties” Leadership Series: Leadership Positioning

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/8/2024

New
How to use Leadership Positioning to make things happen: This session will examine decision making lenses as well as the three positions of leadership with a focus on applying the concepts to create movement in your organization.

7. Autism Training for the General Education

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Elementary General Education Teachers, Co-Teaching Teams, and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/15/2024

Participants will review the presentation, learning characteristics and behaviors associated with students that have Autism. In response to these unique needs, educators will learn effective strategies and tools that assist students on the spectrum to more effectively navigate the general education classroom. To ensure successful implementation of the presented strategies, participants will be given time in the afternoon to explore available resources and materials that meet the needs of their specific student(s).

*Please note that this training will take place in Skaneateles at
State Street Elementary
72 State Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

8. Autism Training for the Special Education

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Speech Language Pathologists

Dates: 7/16/2024 to 7/18/2024

Participants will review the strengths and challenges of autistic students and learn about a neurodiversity affirming approach to education. Participants will also learn how to teach predictable and meaningful routines using structure and visual supports in classroom instruction to increase engagement and independence, and clearly organize classroom spaces and teaching materials to reduce anxiety and increase self-regulation.

*Please note that this training will take place in Skaneateles at
State Street Elementary
72 State Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152

9. "Breakfast Wheaties” Leadership Series: Empowerment

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/22/2024

New
Engaging Staff in Solution Rather than Living in Problem: This sessions will provide strategies to turn those "commiserators” and "chronic complainers” into a more solution focused group….or at least minimize the negative impact they may have on you and those around them.

10. NYS Lab Investigations: HS Life Science Exploration

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: HS Life Science Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Coordinators/Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2024

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

*Please note that this session will be held at Jordan Elbridge High School, 5721 Hamilton Road, Jordan, NY 13080.
There will be a one hour lunch on your own.

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

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: HS Earth & Space Science Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Coordinators/Administrators

Dates: 8/8/2024

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

*Please note that this will be held at Jordan Elbridge High School, 5721 Hamilton Road, Jordan, NY 13080.
There will be a one hour lunch on your own.

12. Elevating Student Voice through Cooperative Learning Structures

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Elementary and Secondary Educators

Dates: 8/22/2024

Collaboration in our classrooms is more important than ever in an age of rapid growth and widespread use of digital technology. Cooperative learning structures are powerful strategies used to leverage content while improving positive interdependence in your students and fostering a strong sense of classroom community. The use of purposeful structures can also provide an opportunity for students to make sense of rigorous text across all content areas and grade levels. This workshop will give you the confidence to intentionally add a variety of these practices into your daily instructional routines.

*Please note that this training will take place in Port Byron in the
Lehn Library
30 Maple Avenue
Port Byron, NY 13140

13. "Breakfast Wheaties” Leadership Series: Communication

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/26/2024

New
Intentional strategies to "pop the emotion balloon”: This sessions will explore communication tips and tricks to manage our own emotional triggers and those of our staff members to improve critical conversations for everyone.