CiTi ISS Weekly Communicator
Dignity for All Students Act: Required Training for Certification/Licensure (Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants, Coaches, etc)
***Three different options***
February 17th/18th 8:30-11:30am
March 17th/18th 8:30-11:30am
April 14th/15th 8:30-11:30am
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. This training is delivered via zoom in 2 separate 3 hour sessions. An email will be sent to the email address associated with your your MLP account the morning of the training. Tuition is $75.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $100.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Roseann Bayne 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114
Arts Standards/Curriculum PD February 22nd
If you weren't able to catch the virtual showcase live, we are happy to share that we have a link to watch a recording of the showcase when its convenient for you. The link will be available for a few weeks for schools to preview available shows so take advantage of the opportunity while you can.
Press Pause ~ Strategies for Disconnecting & Maintaining Wellbeing (Self-Paced/Asynchronous)
What is Mindfulness Mini- Module (Self-Paced/Asynchronous)
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness in Practice
Culture Consumption through an SEL Lens
SEL & Digital Citizenship
Using SEL as a Lever for Equity (Self-paced/Asyncrhonous)
•Describe how SEL can be used to promote equitable, rigorous, caring, just, inclusive, and healthy learning environments for all learners
•Reflect on current instructional and assessment practices through an SEL and equity lens
•Identify possible opportunities for implementation of the SEL Competencies with an intention of increased equity
Once registered, you will receive the mini-module in the form of a Smore "newsletter" containing the webinar and all items to complete. Once complete, you will receive 3 hours of professional development, documented in MyLearningPlan.
Mindful Educator Spring Network Meetings
Meetings are scheduled 3:30 - 4:30 PM
SEL Leaders Network Spring Meetings
All meetings are scheduled 3:45 - 5:00 PM
CASEL Cares Resources & Upcoming Webinars
As the country and the world absorb the impact of the coronavirus, our interconnectedness has never been more clearly on display. SEL offers a powerful means to support one another – children and adults – during this challenging time. Now, more than ever, we understand how important it is to demonstrate empathy and resilience, build relationships across distance, and call upon our collective resolve to strengthen our schools and our communities.
CASEL CARES is an initiative that connects each of you in our global community with experts to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances.
Building Partnerships Inside and Outside the Classroom
Advanced Literacies Across the Content Areas- Next Generation Learnings Standards
This asynchronous webinar focuses on the role content area teachers have with developing advanced literacies according to Next Generation Learning Standards. Pausing points are built-in for reflection with accompanying guiding questions. Following the webinar, you will find NGLS resources for further exploration. Upon completion, you will be asked to complete a form where you will offer insights you gained and certify your completion of all tasks. Once complete, you will receive 2 hours of professional development, documented in Frontline/MyLearningPlan. Intended audience: Grades 6-12
Literacy Network- March Sessions
Harnessing the Power: Google and Microsoft - Strengths and Limitations
This series of workshops is designed to help with computer skills and productivity through the understanding of similarities and differences between Microsoft and Google products and when it is best to use each platform. Each session, taught by CiTi Model Schools Staff, will have information related to a specific type of product and will include tips and tricks to assist you in your position.
6 Online Sessions from 1:00 - 2:00 PM (Zoom)
Please register on MyLearningPlan/Frontline.
2/23 Microsoft PowerPoint & Google Slides
Compare similarities and explore the differences between Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides. We’ll explore the unique features for each platform to help determine what works best for you.
3/23 Adobe PDF, Microsoft Fillable Forms & Google Forms
In this session, we will look at the similarities and differences between three tools commonly used to collect information: fillable PDFs made with Adobe, Microsoft Forms, and Google Forms. We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each to help determine which might be most useful in different areas of your work.
4/20 Microsoft Outlook & Google Calendar/ Gmail
We will first explore Microsoft Outlook Email & Gmail, identifying features that differentiate the two platforms and discussing the pros and cons of each. We will then look at Microsoft Outlook Calendar & Google Calendar, examining their defining features. We will close with a discussion about how to decide which tool best fits your needs, and how the platforms can work in conjunction with one another.
5/18 Microsoft Publisher & Google Suite
In this session, you will explore the differences between how Google and Microsoft handle publishing and basic paint/drawing tools. First, we will look at Publisher and understand the limitations of Publisher files and publishing generically in Google. We'll close out by comparing and contrasting Microsoft Paint and Google Drawings. We'll also have a quick detour of the Snipping Tool, and how to take screenshots on Chromebook devices.
FREE Global Digital Library
The Reading League- Winter Symposium
FREE for OCLI PreK-3 teachers in Oswego County. Click here to register and receive the discount.
Google Tutorials to share with Students & Parents
Black History Month- The Writing Revolution Student Activities
In honor of Black History Month, The Writing Revolution has created thematic activities and mini-units based on influential African Americans. Activities strengthen sentence expansion skills, single paragraph writing, crafting topic sentences/details, and more. Click here to create a free account if you have not already done so. Once created, log in and browse in the "activities for students" section. Great resources for improving writing skills AND learning content.
Distance Learning and Virtual Field Trips
CiTi BOCES Professional Development Catalog