Cayuga Onondaga Teacher Center

FREE, Online and In-Person, Professional Learning

Spring/Summer Catalog

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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 tour to see what is available. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday 10-6 , and Thursdays are by appointment only.

New York State Teacher Center Statewide Course Catalog Now Available!

Click here to sign up for some amazing, free, Professional Learning Opportunities designed just for you! Sign up fast as these courses fill quickly!

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 6/2/23-8/31 At your own pace!

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:

1. Register on Frontline above

2. Go to

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.

Register here

One Trusted Adult Foundations Course-Online and self paced! On Going Join Whenever!

Thursday, June 1st, 8am to Thursday, Aug. 31st, 3:30pm

This is an online event.

Access to 4-hour course completely paid for by your Teacher Center! Participants in this course will: Review evidence, and recognize the importance of every child being able to name a trusted adult Become a trusted adult who is Accessible, Boundaried, and Caring and prompt self and organizational reflection Set up spaces to meet the BASICS (universal youth needs), including tools and strategies to use with your students for connection and reflection Establish healthy and appropriate youth-adult relationships and avoid boundary blur and professional burnout Encourage teamwork and build a network of many trusted adults within your school community and beyond Apply the caring modes and comfort zone frameworks for effective mentorship. Grade-level teams are encouraged to sign up together. A link with a code will be emailed to you upon registration. Please send me the certificate of completion that you received for full CTLE credit and attendance verification. All video content also includes closed captioning. Register here.

One Trusted Adult Book Study, Online

Thursday, June 1st, 8am to Monday, July 3rd, 11pm

This is an online event.

Packed with real-life stories and invaluable tips, One Trusted Adult inspires all adults to build strong connections, embrace sustainable career practices, break the silence around boundary violations and abuse, be present for the young people in their lives, and, in doing so, ensure that the young people in their care are growing into their greatest potential. In clear, accessible terms, One Trusted Adult lays out: *The critical nature of trust, along with simple tools that help build trusting relationships with young people and expand the opportunities for positive impact. *What boundaries are, and how to set clear expectations that keep both young people and the adults who work with them safe. *How to create an organizational culture that cares for the whole child and celebrates the adults who get it right while holding accountable those who don't. *Ways to partner and surround young people with the only thing better than one trusted adult: many trusted adults!

New York State Teacher Center's Equity Challenge-Self Paced-Asynchronous

Monday, June 26th, 8am to Monday, Sep. 4th, 11pm

This is an online event.

The NYSTC Equity Challenge is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to explore resources at their own pace, focusing on how education is impacted when inequitable systems exist. You will explore 10 topics in total. A new topic will be shared every week for 10 weeks via email. You will then complete the corresponding badge for each week. Topics include Equity, Personal Identity, Race and Equity, Bias, Privilege, Levels of Racism, Being an Ally, and more. All weeks will provide an introduction to the topic. You will read the introduction and explore any links embedded in it. All weeks will include infographics to reflect on and a corresponding badge to complete for CTLE credits. Most weeks will include a "Know the Impact on Education", "Stretching Our Thinking" and a "Reflect and Act" section. The final challenge is structured to provide you with opportunities to reflect on the entire challenge and offer you resources to explore. Upon completion of all requirements, participants will receive 10 CTLE hours. Partial credit will not be given. This course is completely online and done independently. Register here

LETRS Volume 1 June 27, 28, Aug. 8 & 9 8-3:30, Districts pay Jordan-Elbridge

Tuesday, June 27th, 8am-3:30pm

5721 Hamilton Road

Jordan, NY

LETRS is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Price of $875.00 (Payable to Jordan-Elbridge) includes all materials and licenses. Lunch is on your own. This course is being co-sponsored by the Cayuga-Onondaga Teacher Center to lower the cost to districts.

Register here

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Implications for Instruction and Intervention

Thursday, Aug. 17th, 8:30am-3:30pm

1879 West Genesee Street Road

Auburn, NY

This workshop from David A. Kilpatrick, PhD will focus on how children learn to read and remember words and why some children struggle, with a focus on translating research into practice regarding scientific findings of reading acquisition and reading difficulties.A summary of the most important findings will be presented, common misconceptions will be addressed, and practical implications for reading instruction and intervention will be modeled and discussed. Additionally, there will also be a Q & A session to answer any specific questions from the audience.

In this session participants will:
Understand the nature of word-level reading development and how word-level reading problems can guide instruction and intervention.
Investigate how reading works and why some students struggle, illustrating approaches to intervention that can yield very large reading gains for such students.
Establish a knowledge base for educators to choose the most effective instructional and intervention practices.

Register Here

Have an idea for a course or workshop?

Are you really good at something and want to share your skills? Do you enjoy sharing ideas and teaching others? The Cayuga Onondaga Teacher Center is always looking for teachers to share skills with others and get compensated for their time! Either online or face-to-face instructors are needed. Call or email Brenda if you are interested!

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!

Contact Brenda for password.

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