ISS Communicator 4/27 - 5/1

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...

FREE Online professional development offered by
CiTi BOCES ISS and Model Schools
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Talking With Students About COVID-19

Monday, April 27th, 9am

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 minutes before start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3472412

Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community

Monday, April 27th, 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 mini- sessions will provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness. The practices will primarily focus on connecting with our breath and our body as anchors for presence.


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3473536

Strategies for Mindfulness in the Classroom

Monday, April 27th, 10-11:30am

This is an online event.

This session will explore the various ways we can incorporate mindfulness strategies into the classroom. We will make the connection to social emotional learning and dispel certain myths and methods that can get in the way of effective implementation.


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3468338

Integrating SEL into the Classroom

Wednesday, April 29th, 9am

This is an online event.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) provides students with individual and interpersonal skills needed for more than just their academic life. SEL instructional practices can be woven within the classroom activities you have already intentionally planned. We will learn to pay attention to our students' emotions and behaviors to set instructional goals for individual students, targeted small group sessions, or whole class instruction. We will set commitments for personal practice, apply knowledge to instructional practice, and provide meaningful connections and support for our peers. Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before session start time.


Registration:

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3472422

Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community

Wednesday, April 29th, 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 mini- sessions will provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness. The practices will primarily focus on connecting with our breath and our body as anchors for presence.


Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3473537

What We Say and How We Say It, Matter

Wednesday, April 29th, 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=3472420

Intent vs. Impact: Identifying My Triggers

Wednesday, April 29th, 10-11:30am

This is an online event.

This session focuses on self-awareness. Participants will identify the social and emotional triggers that are the most counterproductive in their lives and set out on a course of self-discovery to determine their intent versus their impact.

Registration: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12396&I=3467560

ELA & Social Studies Collaborative Opportunity

Thursday, April 30th, 9am

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=3467397

ELA & Social Studies Collaborative Opportunity

Thursday, May 7th, 1pm

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

SEL & Emotional Intelligence: What's the science behind the movement for better connection?

Thursday, April 30th, 12-2pm

This is an online event.

We all understand the importance of physical health, however, research illustrates the importance of emotional health and how well you care for your mental well-being plays a role in your everyday life. In this two hour session, we will define key terms, bust myths behind emotions/mood/thoughts, and explore the latest research on building emotional well-being. In the second hour, participants will dive deeper into the activities to support a personalized understanding of emotional well-being. We will explore an inventory to find strengths and gaps in our self-care, we will develop a self-care emergency plan, and discuss how to translate these processes We will engage in mindfulness activities that foster the growth of our emotional awareness.


Registration: https://www.smore.com/yx096/edit?ref=show_author

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum Training - LIVE Webinar

Carri Waloven will be facilitating a live webinar with a trainer from Literacy Resources. Participants will learn about the lesson components and activities included in all three levels of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum and how the lessons can be implemented in the classroom. Time will be built in for post webinar discussion, and Q&A. Link to the webinar and resources will be emailed just prior to event.

$25 fee for component districts

$50 fee for non-component districts

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SEL Every Day For Leaders with Meena Srinivasan ~ Early Bird Discount Available through May 8th!

Meena Srinivasan is a leading expert in the field of SEL-based leadership. Even if you are not in a position of leadership or have evolved as a teacher-leader this learning will be powerful for you. This course will prepare you to begin leading an equity-informed SEL initiative in your context that integrates mindfulness and shifts classroom and school-wide practices. You will deepen your expertise and boost your confidence as an SEL professional developer, coach, consultant, or leader of SEL in your school, district or organization. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other educators in the region participating in this course. If you are interested in incorporating a study group into your experience with this course, contact Liane Benedict lbenedict@citiboces.org. For further information and enrollment, please visit Meena's website and check out the flyer below! https://www.meenasrinivasan.com/courses
*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


Formal Zoom Trainings Below - Links are for MLP. Please sign up in MLP to receive the link to the zoom training.


Linked are interactive tutorials



Monday 4/27

9am: Scheduling Zoom Meetings

11am: Managing Zoom Participants/ Zoom Safety

1pm: Zoom Recordings


Tuesday 4/28

9am: Managing Zoom Participants/ Zoom Safety

11am: Zoom Recordings

1pm: Scheduling Zoom Meetings


Wednesday 4/29

9am: Zoom Recordings

11am: Scheduling Zoom Meetings

1pm: Managing Zoom Participants/ Zoom Safety


Thursday 4/30

9am: Scheduling Zoom Meetings

11am: Managing Zoom Participants/ Zoom Safety

1pm: Zoom Recordings


Friday 5/1

8-12pm Click Office Hours for one to one assistance.

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Instructional Resources

PBS Learning Media Resources- Quality Units of Study for All Subject Areas

PBS Learning Media offers lessons in all subject areas preK-12. All lessons are carefully aligned to national and New York state standards to support or supplement your units of study. Many lessons offer a variety of additional tools such as videos, handouts, or pictures to download or stream. Additionally, if you utilize Google Classroom there is an icon to bring the materials directly into your classrooms you have established.



Online Access to Decodable Readers

Flyleaf Publishing has built an online portal as a free resource to help facilitate online reading instruction and learning during this challenging time of school closures. Decodable books range from VC and CVC skills all the way through advanced letter-sound correspondences. Each book has its own link and "homework" option. Check it out!

CKLA/Amplify K-5 Free Resources for Quality Learning at Home

Do you use CKLA for your Tier 1 ELA instruction? Are you looking for ways to continue reading instruction remotely using this curriculum? The remote learning version of Amplify Reading is available through June 30, 2020. Click on this link to access the Remote Learning Website to explore.

Username: CKLAparentCOVID19

Password: CKLAparentCOVID19

Interested in a short tutorial on how to navigate the Remote Learning Website? Click here to watch.

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

The Reading League Virtual Symposium: We Are All In This Together

During these uncertain times, The Reading League remains committed to providing educators and parents access to quality evidence-aligned trainings and seminars. Our Board of Directors and Chapter Teams have come together to offer an incredible opportunity to learn. Cost = a minimum donation of $10.00! Thank you! http://ow.ly/WmEe50zd5Ck

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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