Regional School Success Digest

'All things RSS' in a 'digestible' format: 11.23.2020

The purpose of our TST BOCES Regional School Success newsletter is to:

  • highlight upcoming opportunities and events
  • keep you informed with resources and news from NYSED departments
  • provide reminders about regional initiatives


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This week's edition...

  • Resources for enhancing instruction from Corwin Publishing, Ozobot plus more
  • Thanksgiving Week - thank an educator in your life!
  • New Cooperative Enrichment Co-Sers
  • National Board Certification Coaching
  • Professional Learning events for November 24 - December 4
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A Season of Gratitude

As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to offer up our thanks to the Educators in our Region. Thank you for your commitment, your perseverance and your unwavering dedication to the students we all serve. You are making a difference!

As we approach this time to demonstrate gratitude for what we're thankful for, we hope you take some time to explore these carefully curated resources and share your reflections for each "course". Read more here.


In the days ahead, please share these warm wishes by expressing your gratitude for the educators who have made a difference in your life.

Collaborate and Connect

Our Professional Networks are in full swing! Check out our meeting schedule to find the group that supports your content area or professional passion. All participants should enroll in Frontline to receive meeting links, attendance credit, and updates.


Regional Physical Education and Health Network kicks off in December!

Register here for the opportunity to work with and support coaches from across our Region on implementing the updated New York State Physical Education Learning Standards adopted in 2020.

Instructional Resources

Looking for some ideas to help increase student engagement? These resources are sure to inspire your planning and help you find ways to reach your students where they are.

Strategies to Encourage Students to Turn Their Cameras On: Another great reason to incorporate SEL strategies into daily classroom activities!

HyperDocs Mission Control: This is one-stop shopping for all things HyperDocs! Explore ideas on how to use, create, share, and assess student learning with HyperDocs.

Hybrid 1:1 robotics program using Ozobot: Interested educators working in grades 2-5 are encouraged to contact Matt O'Donnell about piloting this fun program.

6 Scaffolds to Support ELs in a Virtual Classroom: Read more about the 6 scaffolds that are working well in virtual classrooms. HINT: THESE ARE GREAT FOR ALL STUDENTS!

How to Empower Student Learning with Teacher Clarity from Corwin: Read more about the Teacher Clarity Playbook with the Companion Website. For more information about the book, click here.

A Tale of Two (New) COSERs!

Did someone say eSports? That's right! eSports is just one of the exciting opportunities for you to consider. The Extra-Curricular Co-Ser can support existing leagues and competitions or it can help bring something new to your school community. The Talented and Gifted (TAG) Co-Ser offers occupational and academic opportunities either during or after school to meet the needs of diverse learners in our region. Please provide us feed back about your district needs on this Google Form.

Regional Professional Development and Learning Opportunities from TST BOCES

We have some new regional workshops on the RSS PL calendar!

Effective Literacy Leadership for K-6 Principals

Effective Literacy Leadership for K-6 Principals - Join instructional leaders from multiple BOCES for a year-long professional learning opportunity for principals looking to implement a school-wide initiative grounded in the science of reading. Engage in regional collaboration about the resources, tools, and practices necessary to help principals lead their students and staff towards improved literacy outcomes.

Created by teachers, for teachers - National Board Certification

National Board Certification can improve your practice, hone your skills and help your students develop the necessary skills to thrive in school, in the workplace, and in the 21st-century global economy!


Register through the TST BOCES' National Board Coaching COSER and your personalized National Board process is supported and facilitated. CTLE hours and graduate credit are available. Click here for more information or reach out to Laura Havill.

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  • Professional Learning
  • Cooperative Enrichment
  • School Library Services
  • Instructional Technology
  • Itinerant Teaching
  • Regional Networks and Collaboration
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