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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.***

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Summer Symposium Workshop by The Reading League FREE for OCLI Educators

Elevate. Unite. Achieve. That is the theme for The Reading League's Summer Symposium on July 30th. Five one hour sessions begin at 9:15 a.m. Sessions align with the science of reading and will address ways to provide continuity of instruction online.

Click here to register for FREE if you are an OCLI educator. The OCLISYMPOSIUM20 code automatically applies using that specific link. Just choose whether you want to attend live or have access to the recorded sessions after the event.

Dignity for All Students Act: (Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees)/DASA Coordinator Training

This training will review the DASA regulations and updates; Review the roles and responsibilities of Dignity Act Coordinators; Share an overview of complaint process flow charts; Provide samples of DASA forms and investigation techniques; and provide an overview of best practices related to school-wide strategies for improved climate and culture. NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE 6hr REQUIRED TRAINING FOR CERTIFICATION. This training will be delivered in two - three hour sessions via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a link to the email address associated with their MLP account the morning of the training. No cost for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $75.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check payable to CiTi Treasurer, NO CASH please. Send to: Roseann Bayne, CiTi BOCES, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3536324

WRITE Center Summer Learning Series for Secondary Teachers- FREE

WRITE Center is a national center based at the University of California, Irvine. The center is committed to sharing evidence-based practices for teaching source-based argument writing in secondary classrooms. Their summer learning series event is scheduled virtually in July and is free. Fill out the google form to get the live links prior to the event. Session topics include remote learning (Dr. Troy Hicks), narrative writing (Kelly Gallagher), poetry writing (Carol Jago), and Designing Academic Writing Assignments for ALL Learners (Jim Burke). More info about date/time of the two-hour sessions at the events link: https://www.writecenter.org/events.html


Here's the direct link to the July 22nd webinar on "Designing Academic Writing Assignments for ALL Learners" (Jim Burke). Here's a link to the slides that go along with the webinar. This session discusses designing writing units that meet the academic demands of state standards with flexibility for all learning environments (face to face, virtual, hybrid).

Want to diversify your picture book collection but don't know where to start?

The Diverse BookFinder is a comprehensive collection of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC). This can be a go-to resource for librarians, educators, parents, book creators, and publishers who seek to create collections in which all children can see themselves and each other reflected in the picture books they read.

The Science of Reading- Recorded Webinar Series for Paraprofessionals

The week ahead...

Online professional development offered by
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Assessment & Differentiating the Product | H.O.W. to Redefine Your Digital Classroom (with Tech)

Monday, July 27th, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

This is one piece of an overarching course on online learning, you can additionally register for the full series in lieu of just this one session. Zoom information will be sent to participants via email after registration is confirmed.

If you would like to register for the full course (8-sessions), please register here.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) will be addressed in this session.

Assessment & Differentiating the Product: In this session, explore approaches for formal and informal assessments. The focus of this session will be to learn how to approach online assessments, rather than to create these assessments. Explore topics such as structure and methods, pacing/balancing your student's schedule, and strategies to improve citation and how to discuss plagiarism in an online world.

This session will involve one hour synchronous learning via Zoom, and a remaining hour of independent work with required task(s) to complete.

Zoom information will be sent upon confirmation of registration.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3536593

What will we say the first days back?

Tuesday, July 28th, 9:30am

This is an online event.

Re-entry conversations have been at the top of everyone's mind since we initially went home. Conversations with students about what they experienced, how they are coping, and what we all can do to build our emotional resilience will be a crucial first step for anyone in education. Together, we will draw connection from our emotional resilience to what gaps students will have in developing coping, advocating, and essentially, resilience skills of their own. We will explore strategies and resources related to their experiences from the pandemic to the racial justice protests to foster a culturally responsive environment.


Registration Link:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3528073&D=12396

Building & Nurturing Resilience Zoom Call

Wednesday, July 29th, 9-10am

This is an online event.

This is a weekly call to explore resilience practices and cultivate a community of support.


Register in MLP

Brigance Early Childhood Development Screens III Virtual REFRESHER

Wednesday, July 29th, 1-3pm

This is an online event.

This two-hour virtual session will include a webinar REFRESHER training from Curriculum Associates on how to administer the Brigance Early Childhood Screens III for K/UPK screening with a focus on scoring and interpretation of scoring. Q&A will be included as well as time to network with other school districts to learn how they are conducting K screening during COVID. The maximum cost per participant will be $50. The final cost will be determined by attendance. If possible, have on hand the Brigance Screens III Admin/Scoring Guide to reference during training.


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3542901

Cultivating a Mindfulness Practice Through Writing and Meditation

Friday, July 31st, 9am

Onondaga Lake Parkway

Liverpool, NY

Summer is the perfect time to nourish and develop new habits. Together we will meet over a series of days at Onondaga Parkway (for better social distancing) to enrich our personal mindfulness practice. We will spend time writing, engaging in collaborative discourse, and ending with a guided meditation. We will have a mandatory information zoom meeting to further layout the logistics and session requirements. Your hours for this series will be accumulative based on how many sessions you attend. Each session will be 1.5 hours. The Zoom meeting will be July 31, 2020 at 9:00am-10:00am. The link for this meeting will be emailed 30 minutes prior to start time.


Registration Link:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3511490&D=12396

Resilience Retreat For Educators

Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 9am-12pm

120 Mexico Point Drive

Mexico, NY

"Taking care of yourself," writes the American Psychological Association, "helps to keep your mind and body primed to deal with situations that require resilience." Yet we often undervalue the importance of self care. Now more than ever, cultivating habits and rituals that nurture our resilience are necessary for our own well-being and the well-being of our communities. This half day educator retreat will offer opportunities to safely connect with a community of educators and to practice habits of resilience and self care. We will gather at Mexico Point Park - bring a chair, a snack, sunscreen and a journal! More information to come as the event nears


Registration Link:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3513823

Leveraging the Power of SEL for Re-entry

Thursday, Aug. 13th, 1-3pm

This is an online event.

Decades of research inform us of the power social emotional learning has positive student outcomes in academics, emotional intelligence, and long-term life achievements. While much uncertainty surrounds how and when school will reopen,we know that social and emotional learning (SEL) will be critical to re-engaging students, supporting adults, rebuilding relationships, and creating a foundation for academic learning, (CASEL 2020). This unprecedented shift to a new type of learning experience may have a lasting and profound impact on young people's academic, social, emotional, and life outcomes, (CASEL 2020). Together at this half day session, we will provide guidance on leading critical conversation necessary for staff and students upon re-entry and explore actionable recommendations from CASEL to support your reentry plan.


Registration Link:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3515105&D=12396

What will we say the first days back?

Tuesday, Aug. 25th, 9:30am

This is an online event.

Re-entry conversations have been at the top of everyone's mind since we initially went home. Conversations with students about what they experienced, how they are coping, and what we all can do to build our emotional resilience will be a crucial first step for anyone in education. Together, we will draw connection from our emotional resilience to what gaps students will have in developing coping, advocating, and essentially, resilience skills of their own. We will explore strategies and resources related to their experiences from the pandemic to the racial justice protests to foster a culturally responsive environment.


Registration Link:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3528070

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