RSS Digest

4.20.2021

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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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Join Our Team

Click here to view our current available positions. We are looking to hire a Coordinator of Cooperative Enrichment and Instruction Technology Specialists!

Resources to Help End the Year on a High Note

Edutopia.org shares ideas to harness community-building strategies and a proactive approach to Discipline.

Love Letters for Computers

As a teacher, are you curious about computer science? Start here! Author and Programmer Linda Liukas helps teachers understand the elements and important focuses in the field of computer science.

Bytes of AI

AI 4 All has designed 1-10 hour long curriculum “shorts” for teaching artificial intelligence on topics like AI & Ethics and AI & The Environment. Includes teaching guides and all necessary slide decks.

Celebrating the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Making the Met traces the 150 year history of the Museum as it transformed with world events and society between 1870 -2020.
Enduring Practices from Remote Learning

Click here for remote learning practices that may be useful to continue implementing!

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Active and Collaborative Learning

Register for either the AM Session or the PM Session of Joyful Learning if you are ready to explore the work of Paula Kluth to help transform what you have to do into what you are excited to try.

Thinking in Pictures

Participants in the AM Session or the PM Session of Visual Communication will explore possible ways students with Autism use pictures to send and receive information.

May the 4th Be With You!

Register to celebrate Star Wars day by collaborating with fellow educators and building a galaxy with code!

SAVE THE DATE: Feedback in the Arts

Come for one or all of the sessions in this 3 part series. Participants will use the 7 Keys to Feedback to explore different ways to give feedback and discuss the impact it can have on students. Sessions 2 and 3 will take a deeper look at ways to involve students in the feedback process as well as strategies to teach students how to give meaningful and actionable feedback. Click the session below for more information or to register.


Essential Elements of Effective Feedback on May 11, 2021

The Power of Feedback on May 26, 2021

Teaching Students to Give Effective Peer Feedback on June 8, 2021

Coffee and Conversation

Join Kira Carinci, our Coordinator of Professional Learning, for a virtual coffee chat on May 5th, 19th, & 26th. She is available to discuss training opportunities for your district, staff, or department.
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TST BOCES Regional School Success Staff

Executive Director of RSS

Dr. Nicole G. Eschler

607-257-1551, ext. 1004
neschler@tstboces.org


Coordinator of School Library System

Mary Kay Welgoss

607-257-1555, ext. 1033
mwelgoss@tstboces.org


Interim Coordinator of Cooperative Enrichment

Diane Bennett

dbennett@tstboces.org


Coordinator of Professional Learning

Kira Carinci

607-257-1551, ext. 7202
kcarinci@tstboces.org


Instructional Specialist for Inclusive Education

Teresa Heatherman

607-257-1551, ext. 7204
theatherman@tstboces.org


Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Matt O’Donnell
607-257-1551, ext. 7209
modonnell@tstboces.org

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