Professional Development Update

Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES - Summer 2017

Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development

We are halfway through the summer, and we sure have been busy! In July we partnered with districts and organizations to offer services such as IB training, Project Lead the Way, and our multi-district Leadership Academy.

This August, we are working with teachers and administrators during a three-day Writing Institute, TEACCH training, APPR workshops, and we are looking forward to welcoming our own staff at New Staff Orientation.

In the midst of it all, we are getting ready for the official opening of our Professional Development Center, which will enable us to better meet the needs of our districts. We hope you will join us at one or more of the top-notch offerings that we have in store for you. Check them out below, and get your registrations in soon!

Welcome Aboard!

Please join us in welcoming Sam Schell to our department as our new Administrative Support Specialist! You will find Sam to be a great asset to our department and she is readily available to assist you with questions via phone or e-mail.

Unpacking Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems

Participants will explore the organization of the LLI systems and how to effectively use the systems to teach 30 minute lessons to small groups of learners with similar needs. The features of Leveled Literacy Intervention include:
• Fast-paced lessons that include explicit instruction in phonemic awareness/phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension
• Daily lesson plans using a prescribed sequence of texts
• Instructional interactions between teachers and students with a low student-teacher ratio
• Emphasis on comprehension of fiction and nonfiction texts with time engaged in reading continuous texts, word study and writing
• Continuum of Literacy Learning to guide the series of lessons (LLI Kits are not provided as part of this training.)

Register by clicking the links below:

Orange, Green, and Blue Systems: September 12-13 and November 14, 2017

Red, Gold, and Purple Systems: September 26-27 and November 15, 2017

Teal System: October 3-4 and November 16, 2017

Assessments & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 8:30am-3:30pm

3599 Big Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY

Rick Wormeli returns to help teachers take a deeper look at practical and thought-provoking ideas they can use to increase and decrease complexity in assignments and assessments while meeting the standards. Whether you're just getting your feet wet, or you're an experienced 'swimmer' looking for great new ideas, you'll learn all the “how-to's” and “why-we-do's” during this engaging and interactive session. Plus, you'll take a research-based look at what grades really mean in the differentiated classroom.



School Executive Leadership Program 2017-2018

The School Executive Leadership (SEL)program is a collaborative effort led by practitioners in Educational Administration from The College of Brockport and current school district executive leaders in conjunction with Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES. The goal is to engage current school building and department leaders using an inquiry process to examine the art and science of exec. leadership in a school system. Participant colleagues will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the complex roles the leaders in instruction or human resources face in a school district. The SEL program provides meaningful experiences to all colleague participants, as they address contemporary issues facing executive school leaders in instruction or personnel. Participants will acquire new insights through an inquiry process on key subjects such as systemic educational leadership, improved student learning, fiscal oversight, personnel matters, relationships with the superintendent, Board of Education, community and other partners, policy, governance, organizational systems and planning management. Participants will gain professional expertise, and will acquire personal insights in becoming level 5 leaders by extending and refining their knowledge of executive leadership. The SEL program is demanding and requires effort, engagement and time on the part of participants. In addition to earning CTLE credits, participants can earn up to 6 college credits* through the College of Brockport (*Additional tuition costs apply). The program is designed to lead participants to personal and professional growth in order for successful candidates that complete the accredited process to take on an executive leadership position in a school district. NOTE: Dates are subject to change and will involve both in-person and independent work. Upon registration you will be sent a formal application for the program. Official acceptance is required for continuation.

Click here to register or for more information.

Embedding Formative Assessment with Teacher Learning Communities -- Dr. Dylan Wiliam

Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 8:30am-3pm

3599 Big Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY

There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful ways to improve student learning. However, adopting formative assessment, or assessment for learning as it is sometimes called, involves far more than adding a few “quick fixes” to teachers’ classroom repertoires. It involves a fundamental shift in focus, from what the teacher is putting in to the process to what the students are getting out of it. In this interactive one-day workshop, participants will learn:

•Why we need to increase educational achievement, what's been tried, and why it hasn't worked;

•Why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school;

•What formative assessment is (and isn't);

•Practical techniques for implementing formative assessment; and

•How to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities.



Leadership Forums

Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES offers a variety of leadership forums designed to support building leaders at any stage of their career. Join us for opportunities to network with colleagues in other districts as we dialogue to deepen our understanding of pertinent topics and issues.

These forums meet 4 times per year. Click below for more information or to register.

Assistant Principals Forum

Elementary Principals Forum

Secondary Principals Forum

Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development

Dr. Marijo Pearson, Assistant Superintendent

Laurie Streb, Administrative Support Specialist

Stephanie Smyka, Coordinator

Sam Schell, Administrative Support Specialist