Cayuga Onondaga Teacher Center

FREE, Online and In-Person, Professional Learning

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The Cayuga Onondaga Teacher Center

The Cayuga Onondaga Teacher Center is funded through the NYS Legislature. The funds received are used to provide free Professional Learning Opportunities for our consortium district teachers, teaching assistants and administrators. We are governed by a board of members from our districts consisting of teachers, administrators, parents and community members. Our LEA is Cayuga Onondaga BOCES. This year we have a robust catalog of professional learning opportunities that are completely online (PD in your PJ's). We also have many items available to borrow to use in your classroom with virtual hands-on training available through our badgelist. Call the Director, Brenda Aull-Klaben to schedule a virtual tour to see what is available.

MLP glitch

We are aware of a glitch with Frontline. If you wish to get a certificate at the end of a session, you must put in 5 zero's and then the last 4 of your SS# when asked for the last 4 of your SS#.

Micro Credentialing/Digital Badging Professional Learning

Personalized Professional Learning-take what YOU are interested in!

The Cayuga-Onondaga Teacher Center is excited to announce the opportunity for teachers to work on professional skills on their own time and earn micro-credentials/digital badges for CTLE credit. Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=17335&I=3810679

1. Register on Frontline above

2. Go to badgelist.com/cayuga-onondaga-teacher-center

3. Join group with join code: CO Teacher Center

4. Join with Google credentials or create an account.

5. View badges available.

6. Start with 1. Badges 101 to learn about digital badges.

7. Work at your own pace to complete the tasks associated with a badge and submit when completed. You must complete 15 badges for 10 hours of CTLE.

Gale Online Library of Professional Ebooks!

Did you know that the Teacher Center along with the CO School Library System provides an online catalog of professional ebooks? Check it out!

https://go.gale.com/ps/start.do?p=GVRL&u=cayuga

Password: cayuga

National Board

Are you interested in becoming National Board Certified? Do you want more information? If there is sufficient interest, the Teacher Center will hold an informational meeting from 4-6 pm in the next month or so. If you would like to attend please email Brenda at baull-klaben@cayboces and let her know. We will then move forward and plan the information session and list it on the next newsletter. Click here for more information.

New Collegial Circle Applications! Get some colleagues together to study a problem!

New Action Research Application! Work on your own to learn about an educational trend or problem!

Rebound: A Playbook for Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, and Rethinking Schools. Book Study

Friday, Oct. 1st, 8am to Monday, Nov. 1st, 11pm

This is an online event.

Complete with tools and strategies, prompts, and exercises, Rebound: A Playbook for Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, and Rethinking Schools by Fisher, Frey, Smith and Hattie, will help you - Address the collective traumas we have experienced during the pandemic and rebuild our sense of agency and self, so that we can attribute student success to both teachers' and students' efforts - Evaluate what we have learned about remote teaching and learning to determine what to carry forward and what to leave behind - Shift the narrative from learning loss to "learning leaps" and implement instructional and assessment practices that ensure our students reclaim lost knowledge, build skills, develop agency, and accelerate gains - Redefine classrooms, learning experiences, the ways schools operate, and the very idea of schooling itself Please contact baull-klaben@cayboces.org once you register for a copy of the book.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=17335&I=3909982

Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck-Book Study

Monday, Oct. 4th, 9am to Friday, Nov. 12th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Growth Mindset is a popular idea these days but do you understand how to foster a growth mindset in your students? Go back to the source, Carol Dweck's book Mindset, in order to deeply understand the why and how. This book study will help you lay a foundation to transform your teaching practice, fostering growth and learning in your students. This book study will be structured with discussion prompts for each chapter and two synchronous sessions to discuss ideas presented in the text. Participants will be responsible for securing their own copy of the text. Available in most public libraries or perhaps even your school library! 10 hours CTLE once completed. There will be two live sessions on 10/26 and 11/9 from 4:15-5:15

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=17335&I=3909498

Offerings from the NYSTC Network

Special Education (SE) Certification Extension Course 5-6 and 7-8

Monday, Oct. 4th, 7pm

This is an online event.

SE certification extension course 5-6 and 7-8 45 Hour Course. This course includes three instructional areas: 1. Knowledge of Students, 2. Instructional Strategies, and 3. Professional Practice. Each area has 15 hours tailored to the topic. This course will cover the requirements needed for an extension in SPED 7-8 and 5-6 as put forth by NYS. The course will run in a hybrid model again with monthly zoom sessions and asynchronous work. Our first session will be Oct 4th @ 7 PM with 3 sessions thereafter on the following dates: Oct 25, 7-9 Nov 15, 7-9 Dec 6th, 7-9 All work will need to be submitted by Dec 15th.

Click here to register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3872105

Special Education Certification Extension Course PreK-K

Saturday, Oct. 9th, 9am to Saturday, Dec. 18th, 2pm

This is an online event.

45-hour coursework includes 3 areas of learning: Knowledge of Students, Instructional Strategies, Professional Practice. Each topic has 15 hours of learning specific to each area. Fulfills NYS requirements for Special Education PreK-K extension.

Click here to register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3853885

Special Education Certification Extension Course-ELA

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 6-9pm

This is an online event.

Teachers will deepen their knowledge of thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking to understand English at the secondary level in order to foster lifelong literacy skills. Objectives for learning align with the competencies detailed in the NYS Content Specialty Test in English Language Arts (2014) and as further refined in the NYS Next Generation Standards for English Language Arts. Through self-assessment protocols and with the guidance of a content specialist and current practitioner, teachers will strengthen their knowledge of these skill domains through analysis of standards and models. They will identify individual skill challenges and engage in research-based learning strategies to address gaps. Teachers will practice thinking about, reading, and listening to complex texts from multiple and diverse perspectives while demonstrating proficiency in writing and speaking effectively for a variety of purposes.

Prerequisites: For those who wish to apply for Special Education Limited Subject Certification extension through NYS, eligible special educators must be current holders of NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 5-9 or 7-12. 45 total hours of approved Special Education CTLE coursework is one part required to apply for certification extension. The first session of this course is dedicated to understanding the benefits and limitations of the extension.

Click here to register and more information: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3871477

Special Education Certification Extension Course 10-12

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 4:30-5:30pm

This is an online event.

In this 45-hour asynchronous course, teachers will analyze the NYS Next Generation Standards focusing on Reading, Writing, and Math at the 10th - 12th-grade level and develop lesson plans that use evidence-based and developmentally appropriate instructional practices to support student achievement. Teachers will apply their knowledge of this age group, current learning research, and technology to demonstrate facility in designing engaging lessons and developing a classroom culture that supports social, emotional, cognitive, and linguistic growth for all students. Fulfills NYS requirements for SPED 10-12 extension.

Click here to register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3853721

Special Education Certification Extension Course-Math

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 6-9pm

This is an online event.

Teachers will deepen their knowledge and skill in Secondary Mathematical Content and Practices. Objectives for learning align with the competencies detailed in the NYS Content Specialty Test in Mathematics (2018). Through self-assessment protocols and with the guidance of a content specialist and current practitioner, teachers will strengthen their knowledge of mathematical standards. They will identify individual skill challenges and engage in research-based learning strategies to address gaps. Teachers will practice applying content that is centered in fundamental math practices to achieve proficiency in Mathematics.

Prerequisites: For those who wish to apply for Special Education Limited Subject Certification extension through NYS, eligible special educators must be current holders of NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 5-9 or 7-12. 45 total hours of approved Special Education CTLE coursework is one part required to apply for certification extension. The first session of this course is dedicated to understanding the benefits and limitations of the extension. 16 meetings

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3871470

Dr. Ross Greene's Virtual Support Program

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 5-6:30pm

This is an online event.

Are you versed in Dr. Ross Greene's Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model and interested in joining a PLN to share your personal experiences with other like-minded colleagues throughout NYS as you continue to implement the strategies that you have learned in your prior professional learning experiences? Are you already implementing Dr. Ross Greene's Plan B conversation and interested in obtaining additional support throughout the year? If so, please join Dr. Ross Greene's Virtual Support Program to gain additional support as you embed a more compassionate, productive, effective, approach to understanding and helping kids with concerning behaviors. We will meet for 90 minutes once a month via Zoom as we take risks, answer questions, and share expertise while encouraging continuous improvement, provide opportunities for growth, and identify and reinforce strengths as they become increasingly more evident. 10 meetings

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3873910

Lost and Found Book Study

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 5-9pm

This is an online event.

Throughout this online book study, participants will engage in conversation about the CPS Model and the ALSUP Tool. Together, we will learn to apply the tools and communication strategies that build productive relationships with students and improve student behaviors. Social and Emotional learning takes place as a result of the collaborative problem-solving process and the student's learning experience as a participant in the communication process. This is an asynchronous online course with a schedule to follow at your own pace. Assignments are due on Thursdays. There are 2 required synchronous Zoom sessions.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3854150

Special Education Certification Extension Course-Biology

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 6pm to Thursday, Jan. 27th 2022 at 7:30pm

This is an online event.

Teachers will deepen their knowledge of Biology content and concepts. Objectives for learning align with the competencies detailed in the NYS Content Specialty Test in Biology (2018). Through self-assessment protocols and with the guidance of a content specialist and current practitioner, teachers will strengthen their knowledge of complex biological structures, systems, and processes and sharpen their expertise in the mathematics and literacy skills used in the discipline of science. They will identify individual skill challenges and engage in research-based learning strategies to address gaps. Teachers will practice applications of content using elements of Next Generation Science Standards to achieve proficiency in Biology.

Prerequisites: For those who wish to apply for Special Education Limited Subject Certification extension through NYS, eligible special educators must be current holders of NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 5-9 or 7-12. 45 total hours of approved Special Education CTLE coursework is one part required to apply for certification extension. The first session of this course is dedicated to understanding the benefits and limitations of the extension. 16 meetings

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3871438

Culture and Culturally Responsive Education

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 6-9pm

This is an online event.

What is Culture and what relevance does it play in schools aiming for Equity? Practitioners will develop a common language around Culturally Responsive Education and begin the process of recognizing institutional and organizational structures in schools that perpetuate inequities. This professional learning activity is provided through the NYS Teacher Center Leadership Committee. (3 CTLE HOURS) Maximum Enrollment: 30 people

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3868968

Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks (k-12)

Sunday, Oct. 17th, 5pm to Friday, Dec. 17th, 6pm

This is an online event.

In this online book study, participants will learn and apply practical behavioral strategies to engage students and help them overcome social or emotional learning issues in a collaborative and sharing environment. We will study how to utilize the ALSUP process, including identifying lagging skills and unsolved problems, and the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions strategy. Participants will need to identify a current student with SEL challenges and use both the ALSUP and CPS with the student for the final project. *You will need to read the book.Contact your teacher center director to borrow one-baull-klaben@cayboces.org

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3854067

Coping Skills in the Classroom: Implementing SEL into Daily Learning to Help Students Manage Stress

Monday, Oct. 25th, 5pm to Friday, Dec. 17th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Participants will leave this course with a variety of materials they can implement immediately in their classrooms. This course will also focus on self-care, which is essential for the effective implementation of SEL in schools/classrooms. This course is asynchronous and students can complete work at their own pace, but course participants will be required to complete readings and discussion board posts bi-weekly on or before the following dates: 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 12/17

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3854325

Improve Every Lesson Plan with Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Monday, Nov. 1st, 4pm to Monday, Nov. 22nd, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Based on the Book by Jeffrey Benson (not required reading) this 3-hour course will get acquainted with the basics of SEL and how to build these strategies into all k-12 lessons without a separate curriculum. We will identify SEL skills into 3 separate categories (skills for self, interpersonal skills, and skills as a community member) and identify ways in which all teachers can incorporate these skills in their classroom.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3875545

Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Education: How Are They Compatible? Synchronous 6-9 PM

Thursday, Nov. 4th, 6-9pm

This is an online event.

Participants will examine how an equity lens is essential for understanding the social-emotional development of children, youth, and adults. SEL can promote educational equity by helping all young people reach their fullest potential. This professional learning activity is provided through the NYS Teacher Center Leadership Committee. (3 CTLE HOURS) Maximum Enrollment: 30 people

Click here to register: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3869455

Building Our Confidence with LGBTQ+ Terminology and Etiquette, Facilitated by Jeannie Gainsburg, Author of Savvy Ally

Monday, Nov. 8th, 6-9pm

This is an online event.

Join the New York State Teacher Centers for a discussion with Jeannie Gainsburg, the author of a new guidebook for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities.

LGBTQ+ terms and identities are constantly evolving and it's difficult to keep up. Many people feel intimidated by all the changes and are silenced by the fear that they will accidentally say something offensive. This encouraging and fun workshop helps relieve this anxiety by offering updated information on:

• the many identities that make up the LGBTQ+ initialism

• what being out and authentic at school is all about

• helpful pointers for sharing pronouns and using singular they

• the most common LGBTQ+ etiquette errors to avoid

• how to mess up properly

• best-practice communication tips for respectful interactions
Participants will leave with increased confidence in their ability to have respectful interactions with and about LGBTQ+ students, coworkers, and parents. Allies can create safer spaces with their language choices and this practical, accessible, and non-judgmental workshop shows them how.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3854414

Courageous Conversations About Microaggressions Level 2: 12/2/21 Synchronous 6-9 PM

Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 6-9pm

This is an online event.

In previous learning, participants learned about preconceived notions and gained an understanding of how that knowledge impacts beliefs, practices, and policies. This professional Learning will take it one step further and explore ways to raise awareness and combat microaggressions in everyday situations through courageous conversations.

Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13576&I=3870634

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