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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.***

The week ahead...

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Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community #18

Monday, May 4th, 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 ongoing mini- sessions will occur every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in order to provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness and resilience strategies.


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3480201

What we say and How we say it matter

Friday, May 1st, 9am

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=3481486

Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community #19

Wednesday, May 6th, 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 ongoing mini- sessions will occur every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in order to provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness and resilience strategies.


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3480205

Talking with Students about COVID-19

Tuesday, May 5th, 11am

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 min prior to start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3481496

Small Adaptation, Big Impact! Becoming a Role Model for Social Emotional Behavior

Wednesday, May 6th, 10-11:30am

This is an online event.

The session will focus on self-regulation and self-discipline. Participants will be provided with a plethora of research-based self-regulation and self-care strategies that they can choose from to help them to avoid, interrupt or stop their social and emotional triggers.


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3467566

ELA & Social Studies Collaborative Opportunity

Thursday, May 7th, 1-3pm

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

Online Forum Experience for Educator Well-Being

This is an opportunity to experience Millennium Forum through an introductory offering of four powerful sessions with a small group of educators, facilitated by an experienced guide. Forum is an online Professional Circle Gathering intended to promote community, resilience, well-being and personal/professional growth. Session 1: Developing Mindful Awareness Session 2: Practicing Authentic Curiosity Session 3: Exploring the Power of Your Beliefs Session 4: Forming Authentic Relationships. Register in MLP. See the flyer below for further details. You can also check out their website: https://www.millenniumforum.org/
*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

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

  • Linked are interactive tutorials
  • Click on Zoom Office Hours with any questions about Zoom.
    Monday-Friday - 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
    • Zoom topics include:
      • Scheduling meetings, managing participants, zoom safety, how to record lessons, break-out rooms, etc.
      • Join office hours for small group or one to one assistance.
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Instructional Resources

University of Florida - Virtual Teaching Resource Hub

We use the term “word work” to represent activities that promote effective and efficient word reading, especially those that involve developing proficiency with blending letter sounds and the manipulation of sounds in words. For example, the blending drill provides children with a rapid succession of words (and sometimes non-words) to decode, by changing one sound at a time (e.g., changing him to hip, hip to tip, tip to top, and so on). All of the activities in this section are designed to provide students with practice that will make them stronger word readers. Strong word reading is necessary for strong comprehension.


Blending Drill

Blending Drill Tutorial

Manipulative Letters Guidelines

Manipulative Letters

Manipulative Letters Tutorial

Template: Regular Word Spelling

Template: Word Sort With Word Cards

Word Work Mat Activity

Word Work Mat – Beginner (app link)

Word Work Mat – Intermediate (app link)

Make your own Word Work Mat for face-to-face instruction!

Phonemic Awareness for Paraprofessionals- Recorded Webinar

Phonemic awareness (PA) is critical to reading and spelling success. This recorded webinar focuses on what PA is, why it's important, and how to support it during small group instruction. The target audience is elementary level paraprofessionals such as teacher assistants and teacher aides. It could also serve as a refresher (for any educator) or as an onboarding resource for new staff. Content of the webinar is a fusion of past Oswego County Literacy Initiative staff development powerpoint resources and curriculum resources such as Heggerty and Equipped for Reading Success. View it individually or screen share it as a group virtually. Stopping points are built-in throughout the recording to reflect, discuss, and/or practice instructional techniques. Running time is 60 min. If you add in time to reflect and practice, plan for up to 90 min.

Letter Tile Kit for Distance Learning Lessons- FREE Resource from Really Great Reading

Are you looking for an interactive way to demonstrate blending and segmenting phonics instruction within your distance learning lessons? Check out the free Letter Tile Kit from Really Great Reading. It's available until May 30th. Use this resource live when teaching lessons or use a screen recording tool such as screencast-o-matic or screencastify to record a word work activity and embed the link to the recording within google classroom or whatever teaching platform you are using.

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

Timothy Young is offering a version of his school visit presentation and can be flexible to any school or classroom needs. Book readings, drawing demonstrations and Q&A sessions can be done over YouTube Live, Zoom, Skype or other platforms.Fees for the program are as follows: $150 per hour for grades K-5.


https://creaturesandcharacters.com/

Action packed machinery based series builds on the very first On The Farm Videos release, "Summer on the Farm 1." This production explains the development of simple machines into more technical machines. Chris covers such things as ground driven, self-propelled, RPM and PTO and what they mean. Why do we measure tractors in horsepower anyway? The return of Rick and Sid gives continuity of real farm characters.


Fees for the program are as follows: $14.95 per download.


Hookin Up and How Machines Work

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.
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