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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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Please join instructors from BOCES around the state for professional development relating to Teaching in Remote Learning Environments.

February 22, 2021: 8am

Accessibility for All in a Virtual Environment

February 23, 2021: 3pm

Fine Tuning Your Hybrid/Remote Learning Environment

February 25, 2021: 3pm

Fine Tuning Your Hybrid/Remote Learning Environment

Coffee Chat with Kira Carinci

Join Kira Carinci, Coordinator of Professional Learning, on Wednesday mornings in February (10th, 17th, 24th) to discuss some of your professional learning needs and share your ideas too!

Professional Learning Survey: Give us feedback!

Please take a few minutes to provide feedback to our coordinators. This will serve as a catalyst that supports the work that we provide to you and your district. Thank you for your participation!

From Edutopia: 8 Quick Checks for Understanding

Click here to learn more about how to improve and enhance student learning with formative assessments and strategies through student feedback and support.

Collaboration Resources

Check out this shared Google doc that offers a variety of tools to help your students collaborate.

Regional Networks at TST BOCES - Upcoming Dates

Professional Learning Offerings

Library Girl Returns to TST BOCES!

Librarian and all-around literacy superhero, Jennifer LaGarde (a.k.a. Library Girl) will be presenting four exciting online workshops designed to help librarians and teachers build strong reading cultures in our schools.

Elementary Level Workshops - Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Helping REAL Readers Create Remote Reading Lives

Graphic Novels Aren't Just REAL Reading, They're WOKE Reading!

Secondary Level Workshops - Thursday, March 25, 2021

Helping REAL Readers Create Remote Reading Lives

Graphic Novels Aren't Just REAL Reading, They're WOKE Reading!

All sessions will be recorded and available for asynchronous viewing to registered participants.

Resources for Black History Month

Follow Dariel Vasquez, Cofounder and Executive Director of Brothers@ as he shares a story about his experience with The Met: Belonging: Dariel Vasquez Shares his Met Story.

PBS/WSKG Media Literacy Academy

Click here to learn about how WSKG is recruiting educators for a local PBS Media Literacy Academy cohort and work together to earn the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification.

SEL for Arts in Education Teachers: I Gotta Feeling

A three-part series specifically designed for Visual Art, Music, Theater & Dance teachers focused on Social Emotional Learning.

Take A Virtual Tour: NYS Arts in Education Standards Timeline & Implementation

Join us on February 9, 2021 to explore the standards gallery. Come make a plan with your team!

Engagement in the Arts: The Show Must Go On Act II

On February 11, 2021 let's look at engagement in the Fine Arts Disciplines.

Instructional Technology: Upcoming Professional Development

February 10, 2021

Seesaw blogs help create an authentic audience and connect students to others, whether it’s students in their school or on the other side of the globe.

February 17, 2021

Come learn coding with other educators in this collaborative user group, where everyone is a learner!

Striving Towards Justice

Issues of equity and justice can’t be an afterthought in a district’s work to plan and implement computer science education. Learn more about how to 'center justice’ in district activities here.

Google Meet Tip: New Feature

Check your audio and video quality before joining calls. Learn more from Chrome Unboxed here!

Winners Circle Project: An Enrichment Opportunity for your School

The Winners Circle Project gives schools the opportunity to introduce STEAM project-based learning focused on all the aspects of performance-level race car production.

RSS Department Office Hours

Click here to view the office hours for the RSS department.

TST BOCES Regional School Success

Executive Director of RSS

Dr. Nicole G. Eschler

607-257-1551, ext. 1004

Coordinator of School Library System

Mary Kay Welgoss

607-257-1555, ext. 1033

Coordinator of Cooperative Enrichment

Suzy Kitchen

607-257-1555, ext. 7205

Coordinator of Professional Learning

Kira Carinci

607-257-1551, ext. 7202

Instructional Specialist for Inclusive Learning

Teresa Heatherman

607-257-1551, ext. 7204

Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Matt O’Donnell
607-257-1551, ext. 7209