CiTi ISS Communicator

March 2022

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.

Ask Us About Our Additional Asynchronous Learning Opportunities!

DASA Training Opportunities

Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. Required Training for Certification/Licensure (Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants, Coaches, etc)

DASA: Required Training for Certification/Licensure - 3/22/22 Click here to register.

DASA: Required Training for Certification/Licensure - 4/18/22 Click here to register.

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
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Distance Learning

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

Other Instructional Resources

Women's History Writing Activities- The Writing Revolution

Click here to download free sentence writing activities featuring Women Olympians!

Supporting Student-to-Student Discourse in Science (And Beyond!!)

What does it look and sound like when students are engaged in authentic academic discussions? How can educators support students to engage in these rich conversations, not just to deepen their conceptual understanding but to help create a sense of belonging in a classroom community?

Click here to register for the FREE webinar hosted by Rebecca Abbott at UC Berkeley.

In this webinar, participants will analyze examples of K-8 students engaging in authentic practices of science and engineering as they work to figure out real-world phenomena. Participants will also discuss discourse strategies that can apply across curricular areas.

Research to Practice: Uniting Knowledge and Instruction (FREE Virtual Literacy Conference) March 25th

Middle Tennessee State University will host the annual Fox Conference that will bring together approximately 3,000 district-level administrators, front-line educators, and literacy coaches from around the world to discuss the latest insights into literacy education. The theme of the 2022 Fox Reading Conference is Research-to-Practice: Uniting knowledge and instruction.

Click here for more information on keynote speakers, conference agenda, and registration.

Math Network Update


Monday, March 14th - 1:30pm - 2:30pm - 6-12 Math Network

Thursday, May 12th - 2:00pm - 3:00pm - K-5 Math Network

The May 6-12 Math network meeting will be held virtually Monday, March 14th at 1:30pm. We will end at 2:30PM, but if you'd like to stay longer for more discussion the time will be available. We will be discussing the recent CBT simulations, Ed Law 2d, filling in learning gaps due to COVID, and regents review ideas. Click to register for 6-12 Math Network.

The next K-5 Math Network will be held virtually on Thursday, March 14th, from 2:00pm-3:00pm. More time will be available after the meeting for discussion if needed. Click here to register: K-5 Math Network

If there is something you'd like to discuss, please send me your ideas at

Look What We Are Reading or Listening to!

Mindfulness Resources for Families

A collection of resources to support families with mindfulness at home.

Resilience Resources

A collection of resilience building strategies to support you.