ISS Communicator 9/7 - 9/11
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 unless otherwise stated in the description.***
ONLINE: Effective Literacy Leadership for K-6 Principals
Click to register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=15882&I=3577209
Distance Learning Professional Development Opportunities
What will we say the first days back?
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020, 12:00 PM
Book Study: Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners
Educators have a unique opportunity to influence students' learning, attitudes, and futures. This book will invigorate your practice and equip you to empower all students no matter their histories. In the much anticipated sequel to Fostering Resilient Learners, Souers provides a resource filled with specific examples, language, and interventions to be a trauma-invested entity. Over the course of 4 sessions we will read, process, and set intentions based on our learning. Together let's explore what this resource has to offer:
- Explain how to create a culture of safety in which everyone feels valued, important, and capable of learning.
- Describe the four areas of need-emotional, relational, physical, and control-that drive student behaviors and show how to meet these needs with interventions framed around the new three Rs.
- Illustrate trauma-invested practices in action through real scenarios that identify students' unmet needs, examine the situation from five stakeholder perspectives, and suggest interventions to support students and their families.
- Offer opportunities to challenge your beliefs and develop deeper and different ways of thinking about your role in your students' lives.
Thursday, Sep 17, 2020, 02:30 PM
Each time I ask educators what emotion is most present, the most common answers are "overwhelmed" and "anxious". I then think of Parker Palmer's words - "We teach who we are" and know that now more than ever, we must build into our schedule the habit of mindfulness and self-care. Our ability to maintain steady ground, presence, and calm in the face of uncertainty will have significant impact on our students and be a strong factor in keeping burnout at bay for ourselves. This weekly offering will focus on creating space for sharing together, building community and engaging in mindfulness practices that will sometimes be guided and sometimes be simple moments of silence and then dialogue.
See other dates and registration links in MyLearningPlan
Registration for September 23rd.
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020, 07:15 AM
Culturally Relevant Teaching - 3 Part Series
Culturally relevant teaching combines knowledge of the influence of the socio-cultural context in education, mindful reflection on your own and other cultures, and a commitment to teaching for social justice. It is important for educators to use curriculum and teaching strategies that reflect the needs and interests of all children and to present world as truthfully and completely as they can. It is also essential that educators understand how the socio-cultural context of the school and the learners mediate learning and teaching.
Through this series, participants will:
- Deepen self-understanding of one's own cultural autobiography and how that has shaped one's teaching practice.
- Explain how social structures of race, class, gender, (dis)ability, and sexuality work to create relations that privilege some and deny opportunity to others.
- Develop mindfulness practices that promote self-reflection, awareness and social emotional learning.
- Describe culturally relevant teaching in terms of teacher characteristics, teaching strategies, and assumptions about teaching, learning, and knowing.
- Develop curriculum and teaching strategies that challenge unjust social structures and allow all children to learn and grow into citizens who will be actively involved in this democracy
Register for this 3 part series taking place on 10/6th, 13th & 20th.
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020, 04:00 PM
The Hybrid Teacher Survival Guide
The practical guide is designed to help teachers understand the hybrid model of teaching and to share tools and best practices that have been effective in both a traditional classroom and online.
This guide also includes:
- hyperlinks to EdTech Tool Box Tutorials
- a list of "what I wish I knew before I started hybrid teaching"
- sample hybrid schedules that are kid-friendly
- hyperlinks to virtual platforms for conferencing and meeting
- suggested norms and expectations for virtual classrooms
- icons/badges to increase student engagement
- Administrators' Appendix
- and more....
Download this survival guide to support you with the range of teaching realities you will be facing this school year.
Kate's Think Tank Thursdays are Open!
Join me on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 for an open Think Tank session! Put a reminder in your calendar with the Zoom link below. If you prefer a one-on-one appointment just send me an email and we will work around your schedule!
Use the link below, no appointment necessary, join when and however long you need to connect.
Your Daily Break: Archived Newsletters to Support Your SEL Needs
Language Acquisition and Literacy Achievement: Double the Work for the English Learner
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2017 there were 5 million English learners in U.S. schools representing a diverse population with varied backgrounds. Therefore, educators and school leadership teams must understand and be prepared to meet their educational needs.
This session will examine the two roads that English learners must travel, one dealing with literacy development and the other with language acquisition. The good news is that the road ELs must take to learn the foundational knowledge and skills needed to be able to read in English are identical to those that English speakers must learn. The challenge is making the instructional adjustments to help students maneuver down this road and still understand the words they are learning to read.
Register here: https://thereadingleague.uscreen.io/
Your purchase allows you to view the live session and video recording. There are no time limitations for viewing. Resources (slides, handouts, etc.) are available to print and provided in the resource tab.
***OCLI Educators Attend for FREE*** Code : OCLISEPT2020
The Science of Reading- Recorded Webinar Series for Paraprofessionals
Decodable Text Webinar
Access link: Decodable Text Webinar for Paraprofessionals