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4.13.2021

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The purpose of our TST BOCES Regional School Success newsletter is to:

  • Highlight upcoming opportunities and events
  • Keep you informed with resources and news from NYSED departments
  • Provide reminders about regional initiatives


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April is Austism Awareness Month

Celebrate and promote awareness with a new character from PBS Kids! Ben has Autism and helps teach the cast and viewers of "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" that "People think and do things differently. And that's OK."
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Join us for Heggerty Training!

Participants will learn about the lesson components and activities included in all three levels of the curriculum: the Pre-K version, the Kindergarten version, and the Primary version, which can be used with 1st and 2nd grade classrooms and is recommended for use with older learners who struggle to decode.

Apply Now for the iCT Fellowship

Work with teachers from across the country to earn Micro-credentials, develop & implement integrated computational thinking lessons and earn a stipend for demonstrating proficiency! Apply by April 26th!

Scratch Jr. Connect

A new website from Tufts University DevTech Research Group crowdsources and evaluates activities created by educators to support our youngest computer scientists!

Learn 2 Ways to Code!

Register for this 2-hour session to discover Ozobot’s Color Codes and OzoBlockly. Zero coding/CS experience required to integrate coding and CS into multiple subjects. Apply this new knowledge with your students using our NEW Ozobot 1:1 Hybrid kits from the Library of Things!
Interested in joining our team? Click here!

We are looking for a Coordinator of Cooperative Enrichment. The application is open until April 23, 2021.

Jason Reynolds for School Libraries

Celebrate School Libraries in the Month of April

Visit AASL to help The American Association of School Librarians celebrate school libraries and the professionals who help transform learning!

A Better Breakout Room Experience for Students

Click here to discover strategies to help middle and high school students form a community of learners in the virtual classroom.

Interested in Performing Arts? Apply to NYS Summer School of the Arts

The NYS Summer School of the Arts offers students the opportunity to experience intensive work and interaction with internationally acclaimed artists and performing arts companies. Auditions and portfolio reviews are currently being accepted. Learn more here!

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Unmotivated Students

Listen to the podcast or explore the ideas Cult of Pedagogy shares what we can and should do to help get students interested in their own learning.

Checking Student Understanding in a Virtual Classroom

Explore 5 innovative ways to use formative assessments to track and build on student learning.

Let's Get Moving!

In Using Brain Breaks and Movement in Virtual Instruction, participants will discuss strategies for incorporating movement into their classroom and lessons. Sign up for an AM or PM session!

Join an Upcoming Network

Kathleen Odean: Back by Popular Demand!

Kathleen Odean returns to discuss The Best New Young Adult Books K-12 for 2021. Be sure to sign up for all 3 online sessions in Frontline.


Tuesday, April 27th - Best Middle School Fiction

Wednesday, April 28th - Best High School Fiction

Thursday, April 29th - Best Nonfiction & Poetry
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TST BOCES Regional School Success Staff

Executive Director of RSS

Dr. Nicole G. Eschler

607-257-1551, ext. 1004
neschler@tstboces.org


Coordinator of School Library System

Mary Kay Welgoss

607-257-1555, ext. 1033
mwelgoss@tstboces.org


Interim Coordinator of Cooperative Enrichment

Diane Bennett

dbennett@tstboces.org


Coordinator of Professional Learning

Kira Carinci

607-257-1551, ext. 7202
kcarinci@tstboces.org


Instructional Specialist for Inclusive Education

Teresa Heatherman

607-257-1551, ext. 7204
theatherman@tstboces.org


Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Matt O’Donnell
607-257-1551, ext. 7209
modonnell@tstboces.org

RSS Department Office Hours

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