ISS Communicator 4/20 - 4/24

CiTi BOCES Weekly Outreach

The purpose of this weekly newsletter is to provide professional development,

support, resources, information, connections and best practices to foster adult

learning and student achievement. You will find offerings from

Instructional Support Services, Distance Learning and Model Schools Teams.
***These offerings are available to all educators in NYS.***

Online/Virtual Games to Play With Adults or Kids in a Zoom/Google Hangouts Call

Instructional Resources

WCNY's TV Classroom- Reading Instruction Episodes

The Reading League has partnered with WNCY and Syracuse City School District to launch televised reading instruction focused on phonological awareness and phonics. The target audience is students who do not have internet access. Click here for TV schedule. Another way to utilize this resource is to include links to these episodes in your lesson planning for remote learning. These episodes can be used for direct teaching of new skills or as review. Click here for episode descriptions. If these lessons don't align with your grade level or skills focus, a suggestion would be to watch these episodes as a model to create your own recorded reading lessons. Replicate the template and insert your skills instruction.

CKLA/Amplify K-5 Free Resources for Quality Learning at Home

Do you use CKLA for your Tier 1 ELA instruction? Are you looking for ways to continue reading instruction remotely using this curriculum? The remote learning version of Amplify Reading is available through June 30, 2020. Click on this link to access the Remote Learning Website to explore.

Username: CKLAparentCOVID19

Password: CKLAparentCOVID19

Interested in a short tutorial on how to navigate the Remote Learning Website? Click here to watch.

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum Training - LIVE Webinar

Carri Waloven will be facilitating a live webinar with a trainer from Literacy Resources. Participants will learn about the lesson components and activities included in all three levels of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum and how the lessons can be implemented in the classroom. Time will be built in for post webinar discussion, and Q&A. Link to the webinar and resources will be emailed just prior to event.

$25 fee for component districts

$50 fee for non-component districts

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How are you developing lifelong writers in your classroom?

Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle interview John Warner and ask him to share ways he builds curious writers into his teaching practices. Warner believes curiosity is the gateway to intrinsic motivation. He explains how he uses mentor texts (Reviews) as a teaching tool to engage writers and provide meaningful feedback. Click here to watch the interview. Interested in watching more of these "Digital Discussions" while Kelly and Penny are in quarantine? Click here for the entire list. The daily conversations are about teaching and learning during these crazy times. Will your teaching be the same post-pandemic?

Science of Reading Collection

Donna Trinca Schultz Hejtmanek developed this amazing comprehensive Science of Reading website. The website is http://scienceofreadinginfo.com/index.html



The site, is an attempt at organizing resources mentioned on the SoR FB group into 19 categories. The page is simple but has links to popular topics such as trainings, interventions, webinars etc

The Reading League Virtual Symposium: We Are All In This Together

During these uncertain times, The Reading League remains committed to providing educators and parents access to quality evidence-aligned trainings and seminars. Our Board of Directors and Chapter Teams have come together to offer an incredible opportunity to learn. Cost = a minimum donation of $10.00! Thank you! http://ow.ly/WmEe50zd5Ck

A virtual version of Sarah's author visit that includes a PowerPoint presentation of her writer's journey, elements of writing craft, history trivia, and question and answer opportunity. Here is an opportunity for ELA Enrichment through Arts in Ed for grades 2-8. Fees for the program are as follows: $200 - $250 per talk (45 - 60 mins)


http://www.sarahalbeebooks.com

Join Jared "virtually" as he presents his character education arts assembly that he's presented to hundreds of schools and thousands of students over more than a decade! In this virtual experience your students, families and staff can log onto a live stream of Jared speaking and performing directly to them. In this stream the audience will have the chance to interact with comments and posts to Jared as well as to each other. Students have been loving the opportunity to say hello to their friends and teachers through this experience as well as rocking along to some of Jared's most popular songs! While your school is remotely learning don't miss out on the opportunity to spread important messages of character education through the power of music! The cost per virtual assembly is $1,000 for district wide dispersion.


Check out Jared's personal message on YouTube

Art Education Online Resources

NYS Art Teachers Association Online Resources

While NYSATA has always provide a multitude of resources to its members, their list of online information is growing by leaps and bounds as we all move into a distance learning model. They have provided a list of engaging resources that are specific to our Visual Arts educators so that the arts can continue to prosper in these trying times. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting specific programs from these lists as we go through the data collected in our feedback survey located at the top of the newsletter.

The week ahead...

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Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community

Monday, April 20th, 8-8:45am

This is an online event.

In this time of challenge and social distancing, it is important that we come together to process the emotions we may be feeling and practice ways to settle our nervous system. These mini- sessions will provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness. The practices will primarily focus on connecting with our breath and our body as anchors for presence.


Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3465179


Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/5167032671

Talking With Students About COVID-19

Monday, April 20th, 9am

This is an online event.

Concern over the Coronavirus can impact everyone--especially students. During challenging times such as these, it is important to carefully and clearly communicate information to students without causing undue alarm. Parents and teachers stand to be a primary source for emotional development. Together we will discuss guidelines from the National Association of School Psychologists on how best to talk with children at this time. We will cultivate our basic understanding of childhood trauma and the impact it can have on the learning process. A Zoom link will be emailed 30 minutes before start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3467070

Mindfulness in Education Network

Monday, April 20th, 2-3pm

This is an online event.

This network of mindful educators has been meeting since September and it is a positive and mighty group of educators. If you are not already a part of this network but are interested, please join us for this session! The Focus: This gathering is a community of educators who are seeking to grow their own mindfulness practice with the support of others as well as explore ways to implement mindfulness in their setting. We experience mindfulness together with various practices, share ideas, explore challenges and help each other grow!


Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3465232

SEL Leadership Network Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, April 21st, 12-1:30pm

This is an online event.

This date has been added for the County SEL Leadership Team and is also an invitation for others who are interested in joining this Team on behalf of your district. The intention and focus of this team is to assist with leading the systemic implementation of SEL through various entry points. We will explore NYSED and CASEL documents ongoing, share what's working in our districts and stay up to date with NYSED guidance. The other meeting dates this year are May 18th and June 8th (in separate MLP listings).


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3465209

Brain, Body, Emotional Connection

Wednesday, April 22nd, 10-11:30am

This is an online event.

This session will focus on an overview of brain development in relation to our unique fear and pleasure conditioning. Our unique fear and pleasure conditioning have a strong impact on both our biological and emotional reactions. This knowledge session is taught in a manner which makes the highly complex topic of the brain accessible to everyone.


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3467559

Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community

Wednesday, April 22nd, 8-8:45am

This is an online event.

In this time of challenge and social distancing, it is important that we come together to process the emotions we may be feeling and practice ways to settle our nervous system. These mini- sessions will provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness. The practices will primarily focus on connecting with our breath and our body as anchors for presence.


Register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3465181

Integrating SEL into the Classroom

Wednesday, April 22nd, 9am

This is an online event.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) provides students with individual and interpersonal skills needed for more than just their academic life. SEL instructional practices can be woven within the classroom activities you have already intentionally planned. We will learn to pay attention to our students' emotions and behaviors to set instructional goals for individual students, targeted small group sessions, or whole class instruction. We will set commitments for personal practice, apply knowledge to instructional practice, and provide meaningful connections and support for our peers. Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before session start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3467075

What We Say and How We Say It, Matter

Thursday, April 23rd, 12:30pm

This is an online event.

Mike Anderson digs into the nuances of language in the classroom as all educators work towards having students who feel safe, can collaborate with others, and feel ownership of their learning. Student learning and behavior are influenced by teacher language and delivery. Let's connect NYSED's three Social Emotional Learning goals to Mike Anderson's work on the importance of our words, how they are delivered, and shifts educator's can make to improve classroom instruction. A Zoom link will be emailed 30 minutes before start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3467089

ELA & Social Studies Collaborative Opportunity

Thursday, April 30th, 9am

This is an online event.

Join us for a collaborative conversation between ELA and Social Studies teachers to gain traction on cross curricular opportunities. Together, we will move our discussion from general commonalities to the specific crossover skills students and teachers can utilize in both settings. We will build capacity in understanding our standards, engage in high-quality learning opportunities that model effective practices, and cultivate an environment that supports collegial dialogue. Grab your cross curricular team mate if you can and no worries if you can’t—all are welcome! We have planned for time to collaborate with colleagues and networking across districts for best practices and action-based planning. A Zoom link will be shared 30 minutes before the start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3467397

ELA & Social Studies Collaborative Opportunity

Thursday, May 7th, 1pm

This is an online event.

Join us for a collaborative conversation between ELA and Social Studies teachers to gain traction on cross curricular opportunities. Together, we will move our discussion from general commonalities to the specific crossover skills students and teachers can utilize in both settings. We will build capacity in understanding our standards, engage in high-quality learning opportunities that model effective practices, and cultivate an environment that supports collegial dialogue. Grab your cross curricular team mate if you can and no worries if you can’t—all are welcome! We have planned for time to collaborate with colleagues and networking across districts for best practices and action-based planning. A Zoom link will be shared 30 minutes before the start time.


Registration:


https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3467572

*CHECK OUT OUR LISTINGS OF* - Livestreams/Virtual Trips

This document will constantly evolve with livestreams/webcasts (and schedules/calendars when applicable), virtual tours, and video recordings of previously executed programs.

Options for Zoom Trainings on How to Use Zoom from CiTi’s Distance Learning Program


Formal Zoom Trainings Below - Links are for MLP. Please sign up in MLP to receive the link to the zoom training.


Linked are interactive tutorials



Monday 4/20

8am: Scheduling Zoom Meetings

10am: Zoom Safety

12pm: Managing Meeting Participants

2pm: Zoom Meeting Features


Tuesday 4/21

8am: Zoom Meeting Features

10am: Managing Meeting Participants

12pm: Zoom Safety

2pm: Scheduling Zoom Meetings


Wednesday 4/22

8am: Scheduling Zoom Meetings

10am: Zoom Safety

12pm: Managing Meeting Participants

2pm: Zoom Meeting Features


Thursday 4/23

8am: Zoom Meeting Features

10am: Managing Meeting Participants

12pm: Zoom Safety

2pm: Scheduling Zoom Meetings


Friday 4/24

Click on Zoom Office Hours 9-12 and 1-3

Office hours are set aside for specific and/or more advanced zoom questions.

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