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1. Choose your own adventure on eTeachNY!

Program: Online Workshops: Professional Development Unit

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 1, 2022)

What is eTeachNY? A coalition of education partners who have come together to support the implementation of teaching in remote learning environments (TRLE). BUT, it is SO much more! The eTeachNY website houses a vast amount of resources divided into six core areas: culturally responsive education, ELLS and/or MLS, families as partners, SEL, shifting to teaching online and students with disabilities. In this asynchronous workshop, YOU will choose one of these areas to explore more deeply with a focus on key learning objectives, while taking notes of key takeaways along the way. You may choose to explore one or all six for 6-36 CTLE professional development hours!

2. Collection Development Guideline Creation/Modification

Program: School Library System

Audience: librarians

Dates: 1/12/2022

Every district library should have a strong collection development guideline in place that includes selection, deselection and reconsideration. Join regional librarians to collaborate on developing or editing yours.
Build your knowledge and understanding of culturally responsive and sustaining education in small, easy to digest readings and discussions. During this monthly series we will explore various resources, articles and videos to expand our collective understanding and support for equitable and inclusive practices that support all students. Time will be permitted to discuss implications on teaching and learning. Attend any or all sessions, the choice is yours.

During this session, participants will establish a common understanding of the distinctions between prejudice, discrimination and racism.

Build your knowledge and understanding of culturally responsive and sustaining education in small, easy to digest readings and discussions. During this monthly series we will explore various resources, articles and videos to expand our collective understanding and support for equitable and inclusive practices that support all students. Time will be permitted to discuss implications on teaching and learning. Attend any or all sessions, the choice is yours.

During this session, participants will study the physiological origin of bias, discuss the differences between implicit and explicit bias and will examine various examples of microaggressions.

Build your knowledge and understanding of culturally responsive and sustaining education in small, easy to digest readings and discussions. During this monthly series we will explore various resources, articles and videos to expand our collective understanding and support for equitable and inclusive practices that support all students. Time will be permitted to discuss implications on teaching and learning. Attend any or all sessions, the choice is yours.

Use these 9 tips as your go-to reference guide to frame difficult conversations about race and ethnicity in a way that is safe and affirming for students. Participants will go through the 9 tips and discover their application to such conversations.

Build your knowledge and understanding of culturally responsive and sustaining education in small, easy to digest readings and discussions. During this monthly series we will explore various resources, articles and videos to expand our collective understanding and support for equitable and inclusive practices that support all students. Time will be permitted to discuss implications on teaching and learning. Attend any or all sessions, the choice is yours.

Based on the skills learned in the March 14th session, participants will review and practice brave conversations around power and privilege using the tips.

7. Micro Credentials and Digital Badging Courses-Personalized Professional Learning-You choose!

Program: Online Workshops: Teacher Center

Audience: All educators and teaching assistants.

Dates: 7/5/2022 to 8/31/2022

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Earn up to 10 hours of CTLE hours by simply completing 15 of these badges on your own time. Choose any that you are interested in and take charge of your professional learning! 1. Register to earn your badges here. 2. Visit: badgelist.com/cayuga-onondaga-teacher-center 3. Sign up for an account using your Google credentials or create an account. (this just earned you a badge!) 4. Use join code: CO Teacher Center 5. Start with badge #1. Badges 101 and click join to begin. 6. Review and submit required evidence to earn a badge. CTLE will be awarded once the badge requirements have been assessed before June 4, 2022. Direct questions to Brenda at baull-klaben@cayboces.org *You must put in 5 zeros and the last 4 of your SS# when asked if you want a certificate at the end of the course.

8. The Responsive Classroom® Core Course for Elementary Educators (2020 Revision) - Summer Session

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Elementary educators

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

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Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that's deeply rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) and focused on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.

Learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive-while helping your students develop strong social, emotional, and academic skills. In four engaging and interactive days, you'll develop a clear understanding of how to mindfully and holistically apply the Responsive Classroom approach to your unique setting through:

* Considering the developmental characteristics of students
* Classroom Organization
* Morning Meeting and closing circle
* Interactive Modeling, role-play, and Guided Discovery
* Hopes and dreams with students as a foundation for establishing rules
* Integrating energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day
* Providing students with autonomy in their learning with Academic Choice lessons

****Estimated cost listed below is based on minimum attendance requirements, the final cost will be determined based on the actual number of participants.****


OCM BOCES is a public entity duly licensed by Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., to conduct The Responsive Classroom® courses. Responsive Classroom® is a registered trademark of Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., Turners Falls, Massachusetts. All rights, except those granted by license, are reserved to their owner.

9. Grading Smarter Not Harder by Myron Dueck, an independent book study.

Program: Online Workshops: Teacher Center

Audience: All educators and assistants

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/15/2022

In this self-paced, completely online book study, Myron Dueck reveals how many of the assessment policies that districts use actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement and shows how we can tailor policies to address what really matters: student understanding of content. In sharing lessons, anecdotes, and cautionary tales from his own experiences revamping assessment procedures in the classroom, Dueck offers a variety of practical strategies for ensuring that grades measure what students know without punishing them for factors outside their control. Once registered you will receive the book through inter-school mail or you can pick it up at the Teacher Center at 1 Eagle Drive. Please return the book if you don't complete the class. All work must be done on schoology for 10 CTLE hours credit.

10. Mentoring Matters Collegial Book Study

Program: Online Workshops: Teacher Center

Audience: All mentors or instructional coaches.

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 9/5/2022

This 8-hour CTLE credit course has 8 hours of asynchronous learning via Schoology. Mentoring is a complete process of working with teachers. Learn from experts Lipton & Wellman by reading the 3rd edition of Mentoring Matters (provided by the Teacher Center), read, and work at your own pace. During the course participants will be responding to online questions, interacting with other participants, and practicing learning-focused conversations. The course runs from July 11-Sept. 5. Space is limited to the first 15 that sign up so please sign up quickly if you are interested in this highly sought-after professional learning experience.

11. The Power of Making Thinking Visible-Book Study with 1 live, synchronous session on 8/11 from 1:30-3:30

Program: Online Workshops: Teacher Center

Audience: K-12 Educators in any area!

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/12/2022

This course is for K-12 educators of any subject area. Explore how to make your students' thinking visible to deepen understanding and improve instruction. We will explore Ron Ritchhart and Mark Church's follow-up book The Power of Making Thinking Visible, which offers new thinking routines, research, and case studies to help you create a culture of thinking in your classroom. This book study will be structured with discussion prompts, a single synchronous session to discuss the ideas presented in the text, and challenges to try the thinking routines outlined in the book. Confirmed participants will receive the book from the Teacher Center. Please return the book if you drop the course.

12. Don't Be Afraid! Having Difficult Conversations

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Building Leaders, Department Supervisors, District Leaders

Dates: 7/20/2022

From the dreaded spinach in the teeth to addressing poor performance, having difficult conversations is rarely fun. However, honest, fact-based conversations are necessary in high functioning organizations. Participants in this interactive session will plan for and practice having difficult conversations in a safe environment.

13. Supporting Learners with Diverse Needs

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: K-12 teachers

Dates: 7/21/2022

Teachers can redefine the least restrictive environment by intentionally removing barriers prior to instructional delivery in order to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners. By integrating intentional and flexible strategies, teachers will increase student engagement, improve access to content, and enable all students to demonstrate their learning.

14. LETRS Volume 1, Units 1-4

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: K-12 teachers, literacy coaches

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 7/28/2022

LETRS is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use.

****Estimated cost listed below is based on minimum attendance requirement of 20 participants and includes materials and online license. The final cost will be determined based on the actual number of participants.****

Bundle Cost = $794

15. The Power Struggle in Schools for Leaders

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Building Leaders, Department Supervisors, District Leaders

Dates: 8/1/2022

Power Struggles occur within many areas of a school system and create tension within school environments. Often, it is the job of the building or district leader to diffuse conflict between the various school members (staff, students, parents). Participants of this training will learn how to consistently mitigate power struggles as well as build the capacity of staff to resist engaging in power struggles and communicate effectively in order to maintain a positive school climate.

16. Collection, Selection and Objection Overview for Admin

Program: School Library System

Audience: Building and District Leaders

Dates: 8/2/2022

In this session, administrators will

-Receive an overview of the background of intellectual freedom and the current culture of challenges to library and curricular resources

-Gain an understanding of the legal foundations of the challenge process

-Review policy suggestions for 8110, 8320, 8330, and 8440

17. The Responsive Classroom® Advanced Course for Elementary Educators (2020 Revision) - Summer Session

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Elementary educators

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 8/11/2022

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that's deeply rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) and focused on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.

The Elementary Advanced Course is designed to increase your knowledge and expand your teaching strategies and practices to strengthen the Responsive Classroom approach you're already using. In this four-day, interactive training course, you will learn new methods and strategies. (Prerequisite: Elementary Core Course)

* Considering the developmental characteristics of students
* Classroom Organization
* Morning Meeting and closing circle
* Interactive Modeling, role-play, and Guided Discovery
* Hopes and dreams with students as a foundation for establishing rules
* Integrating energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day
* Providing students with autonomy in their learning with Academic Choice lessons

****Estimated cost listed below is based on minimum attendance requirements, the final cost will be determined based on the actual number of participants.****


OCM BOCES is a public entity duly licensed by Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., to conduct The Responsive Classroom® courses. Responsive Classroom® is a registered trademark of Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., Turners Falls, Massachusetts. All rights, except those granted by license, are reserved to their owner.

18. Prioritizing Instructional Leadership

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Building & District Leaders

Dates: 8/9/2022

We all entered educational leadership to support student growth. However, some days we spend more time dealing with discipline, attending meetings, replying to emails, completing teacher observations, and planning events; clouding our ability to distinguish between what is urgent and what is important. Leaning on the work of Hattie, Fullan, and Whitaker, participants in this workshop will explore systems that help us hit the reset button and support teaching and learning through shared commitment to goals, managing instructional programs, and promoting a positive climate.

19. Restorative Practices 101

Program: Professional Development Unit

Dates: 8/16/2022

Participants will learn the basic principles of restorative practices to build and sustain a positive classroom community. Topics include: community building circles, restorative justice, alternatives to suspension, attendance frameworks, and affective statements.

20. SLS/Teacher Center Resources for Administrators

Program: School Library System

Audience: District and BOCES administrators

Dates: 8/16/2022

School administrators will explore Professional Development ebooks, Teacher Center opportunities, and the new SLS library resource page library.fyi. Handouts will include resources to share with staff.

21. STEAMify Your Elementary Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary educators

Dates: 8/17/2022

Are you an elementary educator who wants to increase student engagement using STEAM? Come to this hands-on interactive session to explore various STEAM tools that will enrich your students' classroom experience and align with learning outcomes. Participants will learn strategies to implement STEAM into the classroom and will work with elementary robotics, circuitry, introductory coding, and more. Teachers will leave with project ideas and resources that can be easily implemented into instruction.

22. Using the School Library Program Rubric for Goal Setting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians

Dates: 8/17/2022 to 8/18/2022

The new School Library Program Rubric is a great opportunity for librarians to develop short and long-term goals for the program. The two-day session will do a deep dive into all three domains of the rubric, and provide time to do a SWOT analysis and create/revise long and short-term goals.

23. Mentor Training

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: K-12 grade new teacher mentors

Dates: 8/18/2022

In this session, we will explore what it means to be a mentor and how best to create a relationship where mentees and mentors learn with each other as they engage in the important and difficult work of teaching.

24. Essentials of Student Discipline

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Building Leaders

Dates: 8/18/2022

This workshop will provide useful information on issues relating to student discipline; including searches and seizures, drafting disciplinary charges, proper notification, hearing procedures and appeals. Considering the rise in student discipline matters this past school year, both new and experienced building administrators will find this training beneficial.

25. Next Generation Middle School Science Classroom

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Middle School Science Teachers

Dates: 8/23/2022

Participants will experience the essential components of a Next Generation Science unit and will engage in strategies that support inquiry and effective collaborative learning. All participants will receive materials that support a collaborative and engaging classroom environment in order to enhance science curriculum resources.

26. Initial Evaluator Training - 2 Parts

Program: Professional Development Unit

Activity Owner/Manager: Jessica S Docteur  - jdocteur@cayboces.org

Audience: New Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/23/2022 to 8/24/2022

This 2-day session is designed for administrators who are new to the teacher observation and evaluation process. Participants will learn the requirements of Education Law 3012-d as well as the elements of evidence-based observation

27. Increasing Engagement through Inquiry Based Learning in the Secondary Classroom

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Secondary Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2022

Experience and apply the building blocks of an inquiry based approach to teaching and learning. Increase student engagement with driving questions, collaborative structures, and differentiated ways for students to showcase their learning. Teachers will bring a lesson or unit to be transformed during this session.

28. Introduction to Panopto Video Management (9:00am Session)

Program: Instructional Support Services

Audience: Educators working with Video

Dates: 8/26/2022

This virtual session will cover the basic tools included with Panopto. Panopto is the new video management system that is replacing Ensemble. Features covered in this session will include recording and sharing video, working with playlists, closed captioning, creating video quizzes, retrieving analytics and more. If you are a current Ensemble user or if you would like to learn how to manage your video with Panopto, this session is for you. This is a virtual session and a link to join will be sent to you prior to the training.

29. Introduction to Panopto Video Management (2:00pm Session)

Program: Instructional Support Services

Audience: Educators working with Video

Dates: 8/26/2022

This virtual session will cover the basic tools included with Panopto. Panopto is the new video management system that is replacing Ensemble. Features covered in this session will include recording and sharing video, working with playlists, closed captioning, creating video quizzes, retrieving analytics and more. If you are a current Ensemble user or if you would like to learn how to manage your video with Panopto, this session is for you. This is a virtual session and a link to join will be sent to you prior to the training.

30. Council/Communication Coordinators SLS Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians

Dates: 10/4/2022

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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.

31. Secondary School Librarians Collaborative Community

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Librarians

Dates: 11/17/2022

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This interactive workday is designed specifically for regional secondary librarians to come together to discuss their craft, study best practices, and share ideas. This session will be facilitated by a regional practitioner with support from the SLS Coordinator.

32. Council/Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 12/7/2022

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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.

33. Secondary School Librarians Collaborative Community

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Librarians

Dates: 1/11/2023

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This interactive workday is designed specifically for regional secondary librarians to come together to discuss their craft, study best practices, and share ideas. This session will be facilitated by a regional practitioner with support from the SLS Coordinator.

34. Council/Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/9/2023

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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.

35. Secondary School Librarians Collaborative Community

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Librarians

Dates: 3/7/2023

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This interactive workday is designed specifically for regional secondary librarians to come together to discuss their craft, study best practices, and share ideas. This session will be facilitated by a regional practitioner with support from the SLS Coordinator.

36. Council/Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 4/27/2023

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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.