Instructional Support Services

Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES

October 2022

Issue 1

Welcome to our newletter

The Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Instructional Support Services Newsletter is a platform that we use to provide you with curated resources, things to know, tools to use, and ideas to explore.

If we share them, it's because we have looked at them and we think they might be worthy of your limited time! Click on the things that you think will help you and skip the things that won't. And remember, we are here if you need us!

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Highlight on Upcoming Professional Development

Here are some opportunities for October Professional Development

Video of the Month

Four Reasons Why SEL is SO Important

Check out this video for reasons why Social Emotional Learning is so important in today's climate.
Four Reasons Why SEL Is So Important Right Now


CASEL Playbook

Did you know? The group CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) has developed a Social Emotional Playbook.

What’s on it? Structures and activities that can be used to embed strong SEL practices into your classroom.

Want to know more? Check out the Playbook, as well as New York State's social emotional learning support page !

Building Relationships

Building Relationships with students is essential in the classroom. Check out Edutopia's article, 6 Strategies for Building Better Student Relationships.
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Instructional Coaching

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What is Instructional Coaching

Instructional Coaching is an opportunity to work one on one with an Instructional Coach to build your pedagogy, and instructional practices, address needs, problem-solve, and learn new ideas and information with the support of an instructional coach. Instructional coaching is offered as private one-on-one sessions. If you are interested in instructional coaching or would like to continue coaching with any of our Instructional Support Staff please use the following form to request a coaching session. Click here for the form.

Welcoming Amanda Chapple

We would like to introduce you to our new Office Assistant, Amanda Chapple. Amanda has worked for Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES for two years. Amanda is excited to join our team, as she transferred from Copy Room to this position. Amanda enjoys riding her motorcycle and spending time with her family. Make sure you stop in and welcome Amanda to Instructional Support Services. To reach Amanda you can email her at or call 867-2077.

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Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Instructional Support Services