RSS Digest

02.22.2021

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The purpose of our TST BOCES Regional School Success newsletter is to:

  • Highlight upcoming opportunities and events
  • Keep you informed with resources and news from NYSED departments
  • Provide reminders about regional initiatives


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LAST CALL: Professional Development Survey

Tell us what you would like to see from our Professional Learning Team this summer!

PAID Project Opportunity: Teknologia

Paid opportunities for curriculum evaluation, project extensions and standards connections and alignment - Contact Matt O’Donnell (modonnell@tstboces.org) for more information.

Media Arts Project: WSKG Film Festival

The 2021 Rod Serling Film Festival is accepting entries from K-12 students through May 28, 2021. Visit the main festival page to learn more and to view winning films from previous years!

Library of Things

Looking to engage your students with digital-age technology tools? Produce a professional podcast, program a useful robot, and take digital artifacts to the next level with relevant technology tools from TST BOCES Library of Things.

STTCN Professional Development: Spring Series

The Southern Tier Teacher Center Network has teamed up to offer several Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning workshops for the spring semester.

TRLE Series: Teaching in Remote Learning Professional Development Offerings

Events from the Mid-State RPC

Upcoming Networks

February 22, 2021, 3pm

PE/Health Leaders Network


February 23, 2021, 3pm

Pre-K-5 ELA Network


March 1, 2021, 2:30pm

Regional Instructional Coaches Network


March 2, 2021, 8:30am

Regional Co-Teaching Task Force

Book Study: Onward - March 2021

As Winter starts to relax and Spring slowly comes back to life, let Elena Aguilar and her work in Onward fill our thoughts with creativity and play! Each Wednesday in March we will focus on a different activity or reflection designed to help create and play bloom in our daily lives.

Calling All Prospective School Librarians!

Join us for an informational evening with program directors from six of the graduate schools in New York State that have school librarian certification programs: Syracuse University, University at Buffalo, St. John Fisher College, University at Albany, Long Island University and Queens College.
Save the Date: ELA Staff Curriculum Conference

Join us on March 15 for a virtual conference hosted by the NYS Staff and Curriculum Development Network for English Language Arts.

Happy Employee Appreciation Day!

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Engage with Online Lessons to Increase Students' Digital Skills

Build student technology skills without being the expert! Prepare them for the future and beyond with Google’s Applied Digital Skills.

From Edutopia: 10 Teacher Picks for Best Tech Tools

This article highlights teachers' and administrators’ top picks of tech tools that were identified as recommended tools regardless of student-level or how we deliver education moving forward. Vote and tell them what your favorite tools are here.

Enrichment Opportunity: AfroBrazil Arts

AfroBrazil Arts inspire wellness, leadership, and community through Mindful Capoeira for people of all ages and abilities! Learn more here!

Engaging All Learners in Digital Experiences

This document is a collection of resources to support hybrid and remote learning. Share with your staff!
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RSS Department Office Hours

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TST BOCES Regional School Success

Executive Director of RSS

Dr. Nicole G. Eschler

607-257-1551, ext. 1004
neschler@tstboces.org


Coordinator of Professional Learning

Kira Carinci

607-257-1551, ext. 7202
kcarinci@tstboces.org


Instructional Specialist for Inclusive Learning

Teresa Heatherman

607-257-1551, ext. 7204
theatherman@tstboces.org


Coordinator of Cooperative Enrichment

Suzy Kitchen

607-257-1555, ext. 7205

skitchen@tstboces.org


Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Matt O’Donnell
607-257-1551, ext. 7209
modonnell@tstboces.org


Coordinator of School Library System

Mary Kay Welgoss

607-257-1555, ext. 1033
mwelgoss@tstboces.org

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