CiTi ISS Communicator

October 22nd, 2021

The purpose of this newsletter is to:

  • showcase upcoming professional development
  • offer supports to foster adult learning and student achievement
  • share resources from Instructional Support Services, Distance Learning and Model Schools Teams

CiTi BOCES Professional Development Catalog Highlights

Click titles below for session description and registration link.

Intentional Classroom Design for SEL

As we consider our educational spaces, let's consider how the design of our spaces are conducive for social and emotional learning. Together we will explore the latest research on grouping, mindfulness corners/spaces, and even plants. Yes, plants. Research from Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands found that there are positive long-term effects of office plants. More specifically the study "found greenery significantly increases workplace satisfaction in employees (and students), heightens self-reported concentration levels, and improves perceived air quality.” Indoor plants can increase happiness, productivity, and even relieve stress which can have positive health benefits. Let's get excited about creating a welcoming educational environment. Are you out of New York State and interested in attending? Please reach out to Kate directly:

November 30th, 2021 Registration Link HERE.

February 8th, 2022 Registration Link HERE.

Dignity for All Students Act: Required Training for Certification/Licensure (Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants, Coaches, etc)

Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools.

October 25, 2021 8:30-3:30 & November 15, 2021 8:30-3:30

NGLS Professional Development Options

The CiTi School Improvement Team is focused on supporting teachers and leaders with the implementation of high quality, rigorous curriculum and the continuous improvement of instruction aligned with the Next Generation Learning Standards.

We have partnered with DCMO BOCES to continue growing our list of virtual opportunities for this school year. Like all of you, our artists are working hard to modify and adapt to the changing learning environment and are continuously adding new enrichment opportunities that can now be enjoyed virtually. We currently have over 80 high-quality virtual opportunities for students and schools to enjoy with more being added daily. If you have any questions regarding a specific program please feel free to reach out to
Distance Learning

Click here to view a calendar of LIVE STREAMED events, virtual tours, and video recordings (updated regularly).

Other Instructional Resources

TeachingBooks - A Collection of Text Resources

TeachingBooks offers every reader the power to enrich their relationship to the books they are reading. Student Resources. Educator Resources. Author Resources. Browse titles by genre. Want ideas to enrich your classroom library to include more diversity? Check this FREE resource out. All Oswego County educators and students can sign up for free.

K-5 Math Network is almost here!

SAVE THE DATE - Monday, October 25th - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Math network meeting will be returning this Monday. Did you miss communicating and collaborating with other math educators from around Oswego County? Math network will be for math educators to share their voice about best practices, explore various resources, and stay current with NYSED updates. We will be exploring First In Math, a FREE digital resource for grades K-5 until the 2024-2025 school year as well as discussing updates from the August SCDN frameworks conference. Click here to register: K-5 Math Network.

Educators in grades 6-12 don't feel left out as the 6-12 Math Network will take place on Monday, November 8th, from 1:30-2:30. If there is something you'd like to discuss, please send me your ideas at

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