ISS Communicator 4/13 - 4/17

CiTi BOCES Weekly Outreach

The purpose of this weekly newsletter is to provide professional development,

support, resources, information, connections and best practices to foster adult

learning and student achievement. You will find offerings from

Instructional Support Services, Distance Learning and Model Schools Teams.
***These offerings are available to all educators in NYS.***

*CHECK OUT OUR LISTINGS OF* - Livestreams/Virtual Trips

This document will constantly evolve with livestreams/webcasts (and schedules/calendars when applicable), virtual tours, and video recordings of previously executed programs.

Resources for Elementary Educators

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Lessons- E-Learning Style

Were you implementing Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum with your students prior to school closures? Looking for a way to continue this instruction at home? One way is to consider sharing a lesson link from the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness YouTube Channel. Check out the video lessons at : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7md7J-Hl65IjZZCg-wN4YA/videos

You could share the link for a specific lesson with students as appropriate. It's okay if the lesson is not from the same week you left off. The skills spiral and are excellent practice for students to develop proficiency with hearing and manipulating sounds. Here's a video for parents that explains the program.

At this time, Heggerty is not expecting to release additional videos. These are a great model for you to record your own. Don't have access to your teacher's guide? Here's a link to the lessons: https://www.heggerty.org/download-assessments-and-resources

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum Training - LIVE Webinar

Carri Waloven will be facilitating a live webinar with a trainer from Literacy Resources. Participants will learn about the lesson components and activities included in all three levels of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum and how the lessons can be implemented in the classroom. Time will be built in for post webinar discussion, and Q&A. Link to the webinar and resources will be emailed just prior to event.

$25 fee for component districts

$50 fee for non-component districts

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Resources for Secondary Educators

The week ahead...

Online professional development offered by
CiTi BOCES ISS and Model Schools
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Collaborative for Emotional Wellness

Monday, April 13th, 8:30pm

This is an online event.

"Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle," says Charles Glassman. Join me in this one hour Zoom session to discover new practices for emotional well-being. What activities foster calm or energizing emotions for you? Let's share what's working to help everyone with the change in daily schedule. We can explore new strategies to see what works on an individual basis and what may not work. We will engage in mindfulness activities that foster the growth of our emotional awareness, however the conversation will be driven by participants. Participants can join each week to engage in a discussion and practice focused on emotional wellness. Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before session start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3462175

Integrating SEL into the Classroom

Tuesday, April 14th, 10:30am

This is an online event.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) provides students with individual and interpersonal skills needed for more than just their academic life. SEL instructional practices can be woven within the classroom activities you have already intentionally planned. We will learn to pay attention to our students' emotions and behaviors to set instructional goals for individual students, targeted small group sessions, or whole class instruction. We will set commitments for personal practice, apply knowledge to instructional practice, and provide meaningful connections and support for our peers. Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before session start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3462179

Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community

Wednesday, April 15th, 8-8:45am

This is an online event.

In this time of challenge and social distancing, it is important that we come together to process the emotions we may be feeling and practice ways to settle our nervous system. These mini- sessions will provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness. The practices will primarily focus on connecting with our breath and our body as anchors for presence.


Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3460947


Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/5167032671

Talking With Students About COVID-19

Wednesday, April 15th, 8:30am

This is an online event.

Concern over the Coronavirus can impact everyone--especially students. During challenging times such as these, it is important to carefully and clearly communicate information to students without causing undue alarm. Parents and teachers stand to be a primary source for emotional development. Together we will discuss guidelines from the National Association of School Psychologists on how best to talk with children at this time. We will cultivate our basic understanding of childhood trauma and the impact it can have on the learning process. A Zoom link will be emailed 30 minutes before the session start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3462184

Becoming A Mindful Teacher

Thursday, April 16th, 1-2:30pm

This is an online event.

Understanding what mindfulness is and what it looks like in the classroom is of growing interest to many educators. Before we begin to experiment with mindfulness for our students, it is important to develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a mindful teacher. This session will create common understanding with what mindfulness is, but more importantly we will focus on understanding that it begins with us as educators - we are the mindfulness curriculum! Link to join will be emailed to those registered the day of the event.


Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3461634

Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community

Friday, April 17th, 8-8:45am

This is an online event.

In this time of challenge and social distancing, it is important that we come together to process the emotions we may be feeling and practice ways to settle our nervous system. These mini- sessions will provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness. The practices will primarily focus on connecting with our breath and our body as anchors for presence.


Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3460952


Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/5167032671

Oswego Writing Institute- Annual, FREE, Summer Professional Development

Join us on August 17th & 18th for the Oswego Writing Institute. It is a FREE, two-day institute that provides high-quality professional development opportunities for all writers and teachers of writing. Participants will have more than 20 PD sessions on writing and teaching writing to choose from, including sessions targeted to specific audiences (elementary, secondary, college). Our keynote award-winning authors will be, Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home and Ralph Fletcher, children's author and author of professional books such as Joy Write. The authors will also be conducting break out sessions. This event is open to any and all educators PreK-college. The event is co-sponsored by Oswego City School District, SUNY Oswego-Team Sheldon, and CiTi BOCES. Click here to learn more. Registration link: click here
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ATHE Resources for Online Teaching


The Association for Theatre in Higher Education, ATHE, offers links with resources for preexisting courses, theatre pedagogy sites, online theatre sites, online discussions, podcasts and livestreams, communication tools, guidelines, improv, online literacy training, scenic design, and journal articles.


In this link there are a wide variety of resources for helping Theatre educators transition to our changing circumstances and what online learning can look like with resources to get started. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting specific programs from these lists as we go through the data collected in our feedback survey located at the top of the newsletter.

Music Education Online Resources

Music Teachers National Association

Transitioning to teaching Music courses online can be a challenge so the MTNA has provided an expansive list of free and subscription based online options for educators and students in: Music Game/Theory/History/Listening Websites, Symphony-Based Websites, Performer-Based Websites, as well as teacher resources for making the transition. Since we have a wide variety of subject areas in the Music community this list is a great jumping off point for providing resources to our students that are working to learn in a new way. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting specific programs from these lists as we go through the data collected in our feedback survey located at the top of the newsletter.


Link to the list of Music sites

Art Education Online Resources

NYS Art Teachers Association Online Resources

While NYSATA has always provide a multitude of resources to its members, their list of online information is growing by leaps and bounds as we all move into a distance learning model. They have provided a list of engaging resources that are specific to our Visual Arts educators so that the arts can continue to prosper in these trying times. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting specific programs from these lists as we go through the data collected in our feedback survey located at the top of the newsletter.
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