Regional School Success Digest
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Goodbye Summer - Hello School!
Now more than ever, support, collaboration and timely resources are factors in providing our students and families across the region with the best learning experience possible. TST BOCES values every educator and wants to assist them in developing their knowledge, skills and craft so our students can be successful during these unprecedented times.
Meet Your New Professional Learning Coordinator
Click here to view the comprehensive reopening plan.
Validate, Affirm, Build and Bridge (VABB™) Live Q&A Session with Dr. Hollie
Dr. Hollie is a national educator who provides professional development to thousands of educators in the area of cultural responsiveness. We look forward to working with Dr. Hollie to support our continued learning in the area of culturally responsive practices.
Regional Professional Development & Learning Opportunities from TST BOCES
Seesaw Connect 2020: TST BOCES Consortium - New Cohort
Starting Tuesday, August 25 at 1:00pm
This is a online event.
Join Seesaw Certified Educator Matt O'Donnell for 2 weeks (August 25-September 8) of asynchronous learning using Seesaw Learning Journal. Participants will collaborate asynchronously to learn from fellow Seesaw community members, explore new ideas & strategies, and get inspired. Daily weekday check-ins and posts will be expected throughout the 2 week period. No Seesaw experience necessary!
The format of this class:
- 1 hour synchronous time (30 minutes direct instruction, 30 minutes exploration)
- Encouraged optional creation and application time afterwards with followup consulting with small groups
Synchronous Learning: Bring Live Learning to Life presented by BetterLesson
Wednesday, Aug. 26th, 8-10am
This is an online event.
In addition to the workshop, you'll have access to BetterLesson's Learning Lab, which provides you with:
- Access to BetterLesson distance/blended learning coaches for the 2020-2021 school year through the Lab's chat feature
- Access to BetterLesson's full library of student-centered instructional strategies
- A digital portfolio if you'd like to track the strategies you're using, personal reflections and artifacts of your successes
Class Community: Creating a Safe and Positive Culture presented by BetterLesson
Thursday, Sept 10: 8am - 10am
This is an online event.
Create a safe, inclusive learning space within a distance learning environment. When students feel like they are a part of a learning community, norms for working online, asking for support, and expressing yourself can be integrated into their day to day. This session will look at some general Dos and Don'ts for establishing a learning community in a blended, distance or virtual environment. Social presence is an important concept for the blended classroom because it has been shown to improve learning, interpersonal relationships, persistence, motivation, and satisfaction (Jusoff & Khodabandelou, 2009; Rovai, 2002; Tu, 2001).
Instructional Resources for Teachers
CKLA Learning Guide
With knowledge at the center, the possibilities are endless.
Built on the science of reading, Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts® (CKLA) sequences deep content knowledge with research-based foundational skills. With new digital features and multimedia resources, it’s now more remote-learning friendly and flexible than ever.
They provided a great learning guide that talks about remote and hybrid options that schools are discussing. Click here to view and download the PDF.