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Offering Descriptions

Offering Descriptions (Alphabetical) 

The following offerings from Instructional Support Services are listed alphabetically.  Please note, these offerings only represent regional work from the Division.  Any offering listed can be presented in an on-site format by contacting session facilitators. 

REGISTRATION - District Administration may contact Laurie Sledge (716-376-8357 or laurie_sledge@caboces.org) for general information and registration.  Teachers may contact their Curriculum Coordinator or Administrator for registration, as individual teacher registrations are not permitted. 

SUBSTITUTE AND TEACHER STIPEND REIMBURSEMENT – Most sessions listed below are eligible for reimbursement of substitute and teacher stipend costs. 

SESSION COSTS – All sessions listed below are included within COSER costs.  No additional charges apply.  There are times when additional charges do apply.  Any additional charges will be advertised and applied at the time of registration.

Our Calendar of Events provides the most current events and is accurate of all cancellations and changes.

 
All Schools Day I and II Best Practices in Teaching: A Series Offering Blended Learning Series
     
CASLS Fall Workshop CASLS Spring Workshop Comprehensive School Counseling Program Development Series
     
Conducting Stem Challenges Cultivating a Growth Mindset District-Wide Dignity Act Certification Course
     
Distance Learning Teacher CLC EIE Kit Training Engaging Students with poverty in Mind - Eric Jensen CLC
     
Enriching Students of Poverty Family Engagement: How to Engage Families and Communities for the Successful Education             of Children For the Birds
     
Fostering a Growth Mindset: For Teachers Game Based Learning HS Math CLC
     
It's All Greek to Me K-5 Math Leaders of Their Own Learning: Informed Teaching Series
     
Light Up with e-Textiling Maker Series CLC Math 6-8 CLC
     
Middle/High School English Language Arts Collaborative Learning Community Moodle Summer Camp: Putting your curriculum online New Teacher Academy
     
Pre-K Collaborative Learning Community Restorative Justice Supporting a Culture of Care Rtl and Data Meetings 2.0
     
Running Your Own Hour of Code School Librarian PLC School Psychologists' Network
     
Social Studies Assessment Standards-Based Grading Start the New School Year Off with e-Portfolios
     
Summer Tech Expo TCIF Teacher Academy: Continuing Our Quest to be Great Teachers
     
Teacher Leaders Around Tech Tech-niques The Right Fit! (Merging ELA and SS)
     
Three Dimensional Teaching: Elementary Three Dimensional Teaching: MS/HS Visual Arts CLC
     
Zulama Teacher Certification
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Title: All Schools Day I and II                                                                          Top of page
CoSer: 420 - Distance Learning
 
Total Days:
2
Dates/Locations:
TBA
TBA
Times:
8:30 - 1:00
 
 
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
Audience:
HS Principals and HS School Counselors
Pre-requisites:
None
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Betsy Hardy
Co-Facilitators
Betsy Hardy
Planning Committee
 
Short Description
District administrators and HS School Counselors will join together to share course needs and share any new courses districts are interested in hosting through video conference.
Full Description
District administrators and HS School Counselors from the Cattaraugus and Allegany County region will join together to share course needs and share any new courses districts plan to host through video conference. 
Hosting districts gain revenue to offset host teacher salary!
Students expand their depth of transcript and gain access to courses within their career path!
Objectives
1.  HS School Counselors will leave with a list of course offerings available through video conference to share with HS students.
2.  Principals will offer new course offerings that their teachers are willing to host through video conference technology.
NYS Teaching Standards
3 Instructional Excellence
Tags
Distance Learning
       
 
Title: Best Practices in Teaching: A Series Offering                                     Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
4
Dates/Locations:
September 28, 2016: ISS Barn Training Center
November 30, 2016: ISS Barn Training Center
February 15, 2017: ISS Barn Training Center
May 24, 2017: ISS Barn Training Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
 
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
 
Audience:
Teachers
Pre-requisites:
N/A
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Lauren Stuff
Co-Facilitators
Lauren Stuff, Kathleen Agnello, Karen Insley, Brendan Keiser, Anne Mitchell, Colleen Root, Tessa Levitt
Planning Committee
Lauren Stuff, Kathleen Agnello, Karen Insley, Brendan Keiser, Anne Mitchell, Colleen Root, Tessa Levitt
Short Description
Through this series offering, teachers will be exposed to a myriad of techniques and tools related to student engagement, management, positive classroom culture, and more.
Full Description
Teachers have a toolkit full of strategies and techniques for making their classroom all the more successful, and through this offering, educators will be given the opportunity to learn about some of the most beneficial tools that can take a teacher from being good to be being great. Each session within the series will center upon a single theme, such as student engagement, and will highlight a myriad of strategies from multiple research outlets associated with such best practices. Come for the whole series, or just for a part, the choice is yours!
Objectives
1. Explore practical strategies for best practices in teaching.
2. Implement strategies associated with student engagement, management, differentiation, assessment, and beyond.
3. Research tools and techniques that promote highly-effective teaching.
NYS Teaching Standards
3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment
Tags
Grade Level Focus: All Levels, Instruction
       
 
Title: Blended Learning Series                                                                        Top of page
CoSer: 420 - Distance Learning
 
Total Days:
3 sessions
Dates/Locations:
October 6, 2016; January 19, 2017, March 9, 2017
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
Audience:
Superintendents, Principals, Guidance Counselors, Technology Coordinators, Teachers
Pre-requisites:
none
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Betsy Hardy
Co-Facilitators
Betsy Hardy
Jen Spong
Planning Committee
Justine Lombardi
Christina McGee
Short Description
Administrators and teachers will explore ways to blend educational technology with traditional classroom learning to improve student learning. 
Full Description
Administrators and teachers are invited to jump into the rapid movement of integrating technology into the classroom to improve pedagogical practices.  Participants will be provided with a framework to integrate online educational technologies with face-to-face classrooms in a meaningful and purposeful way.  When done effectively, blending digital learning has been known to enhance student engagement and improve student learning outcomes.
Objectives
Participants will understand the benefits and challenges of blended learning.
School districts will evaluate different implementation models that fit their school environment.
Administrators and teachers will learn how to evaluate and improve classroom readiness.
Teachers will learn how to apply and adapt blended learning models to design an online classroom presence.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment
Tags
Blended Learning, Distance Learning, Instruction, Technology
 
 
Title: CASLS Fall Workshop                                                                            Top of page
CoSer: 510 - Library Services
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
October 13, 2016: LR
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
School librarians.
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Cece Fuoco
Co-Facilitators
Cece Fuoco
Planning Committee
Cece Fuoco and C3 members
Short Description
Professional development for school librarians.
Full Description
The fall CASLS workshop is organized to meet the needs of school librarians based on a survey given in the spring of 2016. 
Objectives
Not sure at this time.  It is based on feedback from a survey.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment, 5 Assessment for Learning, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
21st Century Skills, Leadership
       
 
Title: CASLS Spring Workshop                                                                       Top of page
CoSer: 510 - Library Services
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
March 22, 2017: Main Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
School librarians, teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Cece Fuoco
Co-Facilitators
Cece Fuoco & various vendors/speakers
Planning Committee
Cece Fuoco and C3 members
Short Description
Professional Development for school librarians
Full Description
Not sure at this point.  I would like to provide a workshop for teachers and librarians on a topic that is meaningful to both.
Objectives
Not sure at this time
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 5 Assessment for Learning
Tags
21st Century Skills, Collaboration, Media Literacy
       
 
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
4+
Dates/Locations:
May 10, 2016: CA BOCES Main Center July 13-14, 2016: CA BOCES Main Center August 9, 2016: CA BOCES Main Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
 
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
 
Audience:
school counselors and administrators
Pre-requisites:
no
 
Online:
Blended: Moodle and Adobe Connect
Lead Facilitator
Anne Mitchell
Co-Facilitators
Anne Mitchell Betsy Hardy
Planning Committee
Anne Mitchell Betsy Hardy
Short Description
This series of workshops will prepare school counselors with the skills and practices needed for the 2017-2018 implementation of PK-12 comprehensive school counseling programs. Additional dates during the 2016-2017 school year will provide continued implementation support, including the development of district-wide and building-level comprehensive school counseling plans.
Full Description
With the support of CA BOCES and successful ASCA framework practitioners, school counselors will design and deliver comprehensive school counseling programs that promote student achievement. These programs are comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, and developmental in nature. The May 10th session will outline the components of a comprehensive school counseling program using the ASCA National Model: foundation, management, delivery, and accountability. The focus for the summer sessions will be to prepare counselors with the knowledge, skills, and appropriate practices needed to implement a Comprehensive School Counseling Program:                                                                                  •       *counseling/program audit
•        data profiles
•        goal setting
•        curriculum mapping
•        data informed program/intervention decisions
•        how to use data to evaluate programs/interventions (e.g., Perception data: pre/post tests (attitude, knowledge, skill))
•        action plans
•        calendar development
Objectives
1. Participants will learn the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs 2. Participants will learn the skills and practices needed to implement a Comprehensive School Counseling 3. Participants will complete action research projects that will reinforce the skills and practices of the program and assist with the development of the Comprehensive School Counseling PlanProgram
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 6 Professional Responsibilities
Tags
       
 
Title: Conducting STEM Challenges                                                               Top of page
CoSer: 521 - STEM
Total Days:
2
Dates/Locations:
November 15, 2016: LR, March 7, 2017: LR
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is the same offering repeated multiple times.
Audience:
Elementary Teachers
Middle School Teachers
Science Teachers
Tech Teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Clay Nolan
Co-Facilitators
Clay Nolan
Rick Weinberg
Karen Insley
Planning Committee
Clay Nolan
Rick Weinberg
Karen Insley
Short Description
Teachers will be able to properly implement engineering challenges in their classroom and connect them to other disciplines.
Full Description
Teachers will be taken through the engineering design process to design solutions for a problems. They will be do this three times and then be given the supplies and resources needed to do this with their students as well. They will also be given ideas depending on grade level of how the engineering concept can fit into their curriculum.
Objectives
Teachers will understand the engineering design process.
Teachers be able to implement these challenges in their classroom.
Teachers will go through the full process acting as students.
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence
Tags
21st Century Skills, Creativity, STEM
       
 
Title: Cultivating a Growth Mindset District-Wide                                         Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
2
Dates/Locations:
August 23-24, 2015: ISS Barn Training Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
Teacher Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators, Principals
Pre-requisites:
N/A
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Lauren Stuff/Tessa Levitt
Co-Facilitators
Lauren Stuff, Tessa Levitt
Planning Committee
Lauren Stuff, Tessa Levitt
Short Description
This learning opportunity is intended for district-level personnel looking to build a culture for the growth mindset throughout the whole of their school district.
Full Description
Through this learning opportunity, participants will explore ways to change students’ thinking about success and foster a culture of growth throughout the whole of the district. Learn how to help build a sense of perseverance and motivation in your teachers, and in your students. Explore practical tools and techniques for building the mindset culture in your district.
Objectives
1.  Describe and discuss the difference between a growth mindset and fixed mindset
2. Explore practical strategies for cultivating a growth mindset district-wide
NYS Teaching Standards
4 Learning Environment
Tags
Grade Level Focus: All Levels, School Culture
       
 
Title: Dignity Act Certification Course                                                           Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
5
Dates/Locations:
August 30, 2016
October 24, 2016
January 30, 2017
February 27, 2017
May 22, 2017
Times:
4:00-7:30
Attendance:
This is the same offering repeated multiple times.
Audience:
Employees of a school district that are filing for new certification (Administrators, teachers, coaches...)
Pre-requisites:
Online Moodle course
Online:
Moodle
Lead Facilitator
Mark Carls
Co-Facilitators
Jillian Putnam and Mark Carls
Planning Committee
Same as Delivery team
Short Description
This DASA Certification Training is a hybrid learning model of three hours of online coursework in Moodle and then three hours of face-to-face coursework and is aligned to the syllabus required by New York State Education Department.
Full Description
The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) of 2012 required school districts to create policies and guidelines to be used in school training programs.  DASA discourages the development of discrimination or harassment and enables employees to prevent and respond to discrimination or harassment.  An amendment to the law included the requirement that school professionals applying for a certificate or license after July 1, 2013 complete training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination. 
 
CA BOCES has been approved by NYSED to offer six hours of DASA training to school professionals applying for certificates.  This training is aligned to the syllabus required by NYSED.  The CA BOCES DASA Certification Training is a hybrid learning model– three hours of online coursework and three hours of face-to-face coursework.  We require participants to successfully complete the online portion prior to completing the face-to-face work.
Objectives
1.  Participants will be able to understand the requirements and their responsibilities for the Dignity for All Students Act law.
2.  Upon completion of the course participants will complete paperwork that will get submitted to New York State Education Department's TEACH system.
NYS Teaching Standards
4 Learning Environment, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
DASA
       
 
Title: Distance Learning Teacher CLC                                                            Top of page
CoSer: 420 - Distance Learning
 
Total Days:
4 sessions
Dates/Locations:
August 24, 2016 Face to Face; October 26, 2016 Virtual; February 1, 2017 Virtual; June 1, 2017 Face to Face
Times:
8:30 - 11:30
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
Distance Learning Teachers
Pre-requisites:
none
Online:
Moodle
Lead Facilitator
Betsy Hardy
Co-Facilitators
Betsy Hardy
Planning Committee
none
Short Description
Distance Learning Teachers from Cattaruaugus and Allegany County will share best practices of teaching through Video conference equipment.
Full Description
Distance Learning teachers from the Cattaraugus and Allegany County school districts will come together to share best practices of teaching from a distance.  Teachers will learn from technicians, staff developers, and other teachers various tips and tricks of teaching students in a Distance Learning environment.  This will be an on-going instructional strategy conversation to celebrate the value of Distance Learning teachers.
Objectives
Teachers will learn tips and tricks on how to advance the use of video conference equipment
Teachers will share various instructional strategies for teaching in the Distance Learning environment
Teachers will learn additional resources that can be used in a distance learning classroom
Teachers will learn strategies of how to build relationships with students from a distance
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 3 Instructional Excellence
Tags
Blended Learning, Distance Learning, Technology
       
 
Title: EIE Kit Training                                                                                       Top of page
CoSer: 521 - STEM
 
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
August 3: TBD, August 4: Barn, October 20: Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is the same offering repeated multiple times.
Audience:
Elementary Teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Clay Nolan
Co-Facilitators
Clay Nolan
Karen Insley
Planning Committee
Clay Nolan
Karen Insley
Short Description
Teachers will about the contents in an EiE Kit and the format they follow.
Full Description
Teachers will go through the four lesson in an EiE Kit. Each kit has the same format and guides they follow. Lesson 1 Introduces the engineering problem through a story. Lesson 2 provides background knowledge about the specific type of engineering involved. Lesson 3 has the students explore the materials in scientific experiments which relate to the problem. Lesson 4 students design a solution using previous lesson to guide their decisions. Teachers will also learn about technology and engineering definitions which are important for students as well.
Objectives
Teachers will be able to define technology and engineering.
Teachers will go through an engineering challenge
Teachers will be able to know the format of an EiE Kit and be able to implement it in their classroom.
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence
Tags
21st Century Skills, Grade Level Focus: Elementary, STEM
       
 
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
December 8, 2016
February 9, 2017
May 18, 2017
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
PK-12th Teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Jillian Putnam
Co-Facilitators
Jillian
Brendan
Kathleen
Karen
Planning Committee
Jillian
Brendan
Kathleen
Karen
Mark
Short Description
In this CLC you will gain an in depth analysis of the best-selling book Teaching with Poverty in Mind, as renowned educator and learning expert Eric Jensen digs deeper into engagement as the key factor in the academic success of economically disadvantaged students. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, this book will teachers identify steps they can take to create an exciting yet realistic implementation plan. This timely resource will help you take immediate action to revitalize and enrich your practice so that all your students may thrive in school and beyond.
Full Description
Objectives
1. Teachers will learn purposeful engagement strategies that can be used to expand students' cognitive capacity, increase motivation and effort, and build deep, enduring understanding of content.
2. Teachers will learn and practice strategies for automating engagement in the classroom and how this can help teachers use instructional time more effectively and empower students to take ownership of their learning.
3. Teachers will leave the CLC series with a with a ready to use implementation plan of learning strategies to support student engagement in the classroom.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 4 Learning Environment
Tags
CLC, Grade Level Focus: All Levels, Instruction
 
Title: Enriching Students of Poverty                                                              Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
September 19th - Olean Teaching & Learning Center: The Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
Teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Jillian Putnam
Co-Facilitators
Jillian
Brendan
Kathleen
Karen
Planning Committee
Jillian
Brendan
Kathleen
Karen
Mark
Short Description
This workshop is designed to provide PK-12th grade teachers an opportunity to work collaboratively to support classroom learning and engagement for students who are impacted by poverty.
Full Description
In this workshop, participants will learn what research reveals about the connection between poverty, student behavior, and academic performance. Participant discussion will focus on instructional strategies that can be used to increase academic achievement and attendance while addressing the unique needs of students living in poverty.
Objectives
1. Participants will be able to define the types of poverty
2. Participants will review the impact of poverty and better understand how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets
3. Participants will Identify and practice using  strategies to support classroom learning and engagement
4. Participants will review resources to support further professional development and implementation of strategies
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 4 Learning Environmen
Tags
Grade Level Focus: All Levels, Instruction
       
 
Title: Family Engagement: How to Engage Families and Communities for the Successful Education of Children                                                                      Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
October 18, 2016: Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
Family Engagement Teams; Teachers; Administrators
Pre-requisites:
No
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Anne Mitchell
Co-Facilitators
Anne Mitchell
Karen Insley
Planning Committee
Anne Mitchell
Karen Insley
Short Description
Engage Every Family will focus on learning and implementing the Five Simple Principles from Steve Constantino's new book; real family engagement leads to student achievement and success.
Full Description
This Family Engagement workshop will focus on learning and implementing the “Five Simple Principles” from Steve Constantino’s new book: Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles:
1.        Culture that Engages Every Family
2.        Communicate Effectively and Build Relationships
3.        Empower Every Family
4.        Family Participation in Decision Making
5.        Engage the Larger Community
Participants will learn the science of engagement: in order for people to successfully engage with others, they must:
1.        perceive they have value in the relationship
2.        understand that the connection is meaningful and relevant
Participants will create an action plan based on one of the five simple principles
Objectives
1. Participants will learn the five simple principles to engage every family
2. Participants will create an action plan based on one of the five simple principles
NYS Teaching Standards
3 Instructional Excellence, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
Family Engagement
       
 
Title: For the Birds                                                                                           Top of page
CoSer: 521 - STEM
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
January 12, 2017: Conference Room I, II, III
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
P-4 Teachers
Art Teachers
Music Teachers
Phys. Ed Teachers
Librarians
Tech. Teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Clay Nolan
Co-Facilitators
Betsy Hardy
Clay Nolan
Cece Fuoco
Alex Freer
Planning Committee
Betsy Hardy
Clay Nolan
Cece Fuoco
Alex Freer
Short Description
Come prepared to participate and leave with engaging activities with cross-curricular ideas on a research project.
Full Description
The workshop will demonstrate how P-4 and specials' teachers can help students research a topic for cross-curricular projects. You'll leave with cross-curricular ideas to work with other teachers on a research project.All discipline will be covered and have a common theme around birds and their habitats connecting math, science, ELA, social studies, music, art, physical education, library, and technology and engineering.
Objectives
1. Conducting research projects by collaborating with fellow teachers
2. Provide lessons and ideas for starting a research project
3. Use available resources from CABOCES
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
21st Century Skills, Collaboration, STEM
       
 
Title: Fostering a Growth Mindset: For Teachers                                          Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
2
Dates/Locations:
August 11, 2016: ISS Barn Training Center
 
October 7, 2016: ISS Barn Training Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
 
Attendance:
This is the same offering repeated multiple times.
 
Audience:
Teachers PK-12
Pre-requisites:
N/A
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Lauren Stuff/Tessa Levitt
Co-Facilitators
Lauren Stuff, Tessa Levitt
Planning Committee
Lauren Stuff, Tessa Levitt
Short Description
A large factor in working toward increased student achievement is motivating students to believe in their ability to be great, and in fostering a growth mindset, students and teachers can work toward a culture of success.
Full Description
Through this learning opportunity, participants will explore ways to change students’ thinking about success and foster a culture of growth. Work to build your own conceptual understanding of the functionality of the brain as the epicenter of learning. Learn how to help build a sense of perseverance and motivation in your students.
Objectives
1. Describe and discuss the difference between a growth mindset and fixed mindset
2. Explore practical strategies for cultivating a growth mindset in the classroom setting
NYS Teaching Standards
4 Learning Environment
Tags
Grade Level Focus: All Levels, Culture
       
 
Title: Game Based Learning                                                                            Top of page
CoSer: 517 - Model Schools
 
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
November 17, 2016: STW
February 10, 2017:  STW
May 16, 2017:  STW
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
Teachers
Administrators
Pre-requisites:
None.
 
 
Online:
 
Lead Facilitator
Mark Carls
 
 
Co-Facilitators
Rick Weinberg
Kathleen Agnello
 
Planning Committee
Lauren Stuff
Alex Freer
Short Description
Leveraging the power of games to help students problem solve, collaborate and learn together throughout the school year.
 
Full Description
With more and more options for students to play games and even create games this CLC will explore options to show how teachers can leverage the power of games into their curriculum.  Participants will be exploring various options and ideas for how to build a game based learning model in their classroom.
 
Objectives
1.  Participants will learn about the type of thinking and collaboration involved in playing and designing games.
2.  Participants will explore options to integrate different types of games into their curriculum.
3.  Participants will collaborate with other area CABOCES teachers around a Game Based Learning style in the classroom.
 
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment, 5 Assessment for Learning, 7 Professional Growth
 
Tags
21st Century Skills, Blended Learning, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Instruction, STEM
       
 
Title: HS Math CLC                                                                                           Top of page
 
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
5
 
Dates/Locations:
August 9: Barn
August 10: Barn
October 5: Barn
December 14: Barn
March 8: Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
 
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
 
Audience:
High School Math teachers.
Pre-requisites:
None.
Online:
Moodle
Lead Facilitator
Mark Carls
Co-Facilitators
Karen Insley
Planning Committee
Same as Delivery team
Short Description
Join fellow educators from the region as we dig deeper and explore strategies and resources that support the implementation of the Common Core Standards at the High School Math level.
Full Description
With the implementation of the new Common Core Standards in Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II  this CLC will schedule face-to-face at the Olean CABOCES Barn Teaching and Learning Center.  There will also be two summer days in August and three days throughout the school year.
The focus of these sessions will be to explore the current and upcoming modules in the curriculum and share ideas of what has worked and what hasn’t during the year.  This will help build a strong High School Math group to support each teacher throughout the school year.
Objectives
1.  Teachers will have time to collaborate with other area teachers
2.  Teachers will discuss best practice ideas
3.  Teachers will work with appropriate tools like Texas Instruments graphing calculators and GeoGebra
4.  Teachers will create and share assessment questions
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment, 5 Assessment for Learning, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
Assessment, CLC, Collaboration, Grade Level Focus: High School, Instruction, Math
       
 
Title: It's All Greek to Me                                                                                  Top of page
CoSer: 501 - Media
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
October 12, 2016: Learning Resources
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
P-12 new teachers or teachers looking for more resources
Pre-requisites:
No
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Clay Nolan
Co-Facilitators
Clay Nolan
Alex Freer
Cece Fuoco
Betsy Hardy
Jen Spong
Planning Committee
Clay Nolan
Alex Freer
Cece Fuoco
Betsy Hardy
Short Description
Teachers will become familiar with the many different resources available for them to support their curriculum and instruction through Learning Resources.
Full Description
The focus will be on exploring the resources that can be borrowed to enhance curriculum. Some resources and tools highlighted will be science kits, snap services including making/sharing lists, refining search queries, and navigating, media kits, StarLab, STEM challenges, distance learning, virtual field trips, moodle, mahara, professional library resources, and research tools. There will be something for everyone! Teachers will have a better knowledge of what resources are available for them to use and learn instructional strategies to help implement them, too.
 
Objectives
1. Prove information regarding the myriad of resources available to teachers for all content areas as physical, online, digital, and virtual.
NYS Teaching Standards
3 Instructional Excellence, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
Library/Media, STEM, Technology
       
 
Title: K-5 Math                                                                                                   Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
K-2 Math: July 27, 2016: CABOCES Main Center, Conference Rooms 1, 2, 3
 
3-5 Math: July 28, 2016: CABOCES Main Center, Conference Rooms 1, 2, and 3
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
 
Attendance:
This is the same offering repeated multiple times.
 
Audience:
Teachers K-5
Pre-requisites:
N/A
Online:
Moodle
Lead Facilitator
Lauren Stuff
Co-Facilitators
Lauren Stuff, Jillian Putnam, Kathleen Agnello, Alexandra Freer, Karen Insley
Planning Committee
Lauren Stuff, Jillian Putnam, Kathleen Agnello, Alexandra Freer, Karen Insley
Short Description
To support teachers in their implementation of the CCSS for Mathematics, CABOCES trainers will provide strategies and techniques for bringing skills and concepts to life for students.
Full Description
Join fellow educators from throughout the region as we dig deeper and explore practical strategies and resources for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, the Shifts, and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
 
To support these learning opportunities, facilitators will use a blended model of face-­‐to-­‐face meetings, Adobe Connect, and Moodle, all of which will have a heavy emphasis on teacher collaboration.
Objectives
1. Explore practical strategies and techniques for teaching the CCSS for Mathematics in grades K-5
2. Articulate the vertical alignment of concepts and skills for grade levels K-5
3. Construct learning targets and parallel tasks in alignment with the CCSS for mathematics.
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction
Tags
Grade Level Focus: Elementary, Instruction, Math
       
 
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
2 (with 2 online experiences)
Dates/Locations:
October 25, 2016: ISS Barn Training Center; Thursday, February 9, 2017: ISS Barn Training Center
 
Additional ONLINE PD will be provided, with a portion of the work to be completed by the February 9 date, and a portion to be completed by April 7, 2017.
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
 
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
 
Audience:
Teachers, Administrators: K-12
Pre-requisites:
N/A
Online:
Moodle
Lead Facilitator
Lauren Stuff
Co-Facilitators
Lauren Stuff
Planning Committee
Lauren Stuff
Short Description
Data driven instruction is at the core of highly effective instructional practice, but putting DDI in the hands of the students can help transform the culture of a classroom, and hold students accountable for the whole of their learning.
Full Description
Data-driven instruction is a constant in the field of education, and as teachers, it is important to continuously use the data to inform instruction. Through this series, teachers will have the opportunity to explore practical ways to track student learning without formal data-analysis, but through modes of student-engaged self-assessment and formative tools for informing personal instructional practice. Through the use of the Leaders of Their Own Learning text by Ron Berger, teachers will walk away with a myriad of ways to evaluate and inform their classroom instruction.
Objectives
1. Explore practical ways to engage students in monitoring their own progress as learners.
2. Discuss strategies for student-engaged assessment practices.
3. Connect the ideals of student-engaged assessment to the growth mindset philosophy.
NYS Teaching Standards
3 Instructional Excellence, 5 Assessment for Learnin
Tags
Assessment, Data Driven Instruction, Grade Level Focus: All Levels
       
 
Title: Light Up with e-Textiling                                                                        Top of page
CoSer: 521 - STEM
 
Total Days:
Two sessions
Dates/Locations:
December 7, 2016 in Room C at the Olean Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
Audience:
Home and Career teachers, Art teachers, Librarians, Technology teachers, and anyone else who is interested in STEM / Maker Spaces.
Pre-requisites:
No
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Cece Fuoco
Co-Facilitators
Cece Fuoco and ?
Planning Committee
Cece Fuoco and ?
Short Description
Discover what eTextiling is and how it revolutionizes technology, art, and fashion by incorporating science and coding.
Full Description
eTextiling incorporates LED lights into fabrics through the use of conductive thread which can then be worn or displayed. Lights may remain on, flash, or even be coded to respond to sound.  Learn how this tool can be for beginners to advanced learners.  Hands on experience will allow you to create, take, and share! 
Objectives
1. Participants will learn about eTextiling: what it is, how it works, how it is used.
2. Participants will view items created with the LilyPad LED kit
3. Participants will practice the fundamental use of positive and negative energy to create an object made with conductive thread and LED lights.
4. Participants will brainstorm ideas to incorporate eTextiling into their curriculum or extra-curricular event.
5. Participants will be encouraged to build on basic knowledge to create items that will inspire students and generate an interest in eTextiling.
6. Future workshops will be offered to help educators further develop eTextiling skills in order to challenge students.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growt
Tags
21st Century Skills, Coding, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Grade Level Focus: All Levels, Library/Media, STEM, Technology
       
 
Title: Maker Series CLC                                                                                   Top of page
CoSer: 517 - Model Schools
 
Total Days:
4
Dates/Locations:
September 29, 2016, January 12, 2017, March 1, 2017, May 16, 2017: STW
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
Teachers
Pre-requisites:
no
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Rick Weinberg
 
Co-Facilitators
Rick Weinberg
Mark Carls
Lauren Stuff
Planning Committee
Rick Weinberg
Mark Carls
Lauren Stuff
Short Description
Learn about various challenges and resources that can get you 'making' today!
Full Description
The maker Movement is on the rise. Are you interested in getting a MakerSpace up and running in your school? Join us for a 4-day collaborative learning experience surrounding the Maker Movement.
Learn about various challenges and resources that can get you 'making' today!
Objectives
The maker Movement is on the rise. Are you interested in getting a MakerSpace up and running in your school? Join us for a 4-day collaborative learning experience surrounding the Maker Movement.
Learn about various challenges and resources that can get you 'making' today!
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment
Tags
21st Century Skills, CLC, Creativity, Critical Thinking, STEM, Technology
       
 
Title: Math 6-8 CLC                                                                                           Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
10/6/16
1/25/17
3/9/17
 
All meetings are at The Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
 
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
 
Audience:
6-8 Math Teachers, AIS, Special Education Teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Kathleen Agnello
Co-Facilitators
Mark Carls
Karen Insley
Kathleen Agnello
Planning Committee
Mark Carls
Karen Insley
Kathleen Agnello
Short Description
Best practices in teaching mathematics will be taught throughout the series.
Full Description
Join fellow educators from the region as we dig deeper and explore strategies and resources that support the implementation of the Common Core Standards, Shifts and Standards for Mathematical Practices. We will support these learning opportunities throughout the year using a blended model of face to face meetings, Adobe Connect and Moodle. The focus will be on teacher collaboration. Participants may choose to construct their own professional development learning from the topics provided.
Objectives
1. Create Learning Targets from the CCSS and Performance Level    Descriptors
2. Create Parallel questions from NYSED Released Annotated Questions
3.  Explore and Debrief NYSED Math Task Talk Videos
4.  Build Academic Vocabulary using Robert Marzano’s 6-Steps
5.  Check for Understanding during Daily Lessons
6.  Learn how to effectively use data with students
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 5 Assessment for Learning
Tags
CLC, Grade Level Focus: Middle School, Math
       
 
Title: Middle & High School English Language Arts Collaborative Learning Community                                                                                                            Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
October 25, 2016: Barn; February 7, 2017: Barn; May 25, 2017: Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
Middle and High School English Language Arts Teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Anne Mitchell
Co-Facilitators
Anne Mitchell
Brendan Keiser Sarah Wittmeyer
Planning Committee
Anne Mitchell
Brendan Keiser Sarah Wittmeyer
Short Description
This collaborative learning community is designed to provide collaboration, networking, and research opportunities for middle and high-school English Language Arts teachers in the CA BOCES region.
Full Description
This Collaborative Learning Community is designed to provide collaboration, networking, and research opportunities for middle and high school English Language Arts teachers in the CA BOCES Region.
The meetings are structured around the needs, interests, and concerns of the ELA teachers who attend.
Objectives
1. Participants will benefit from this ongoing process in which middle and high-school English Language Arts teachers work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 5 Assessment for Learning, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
CLC, ELA, Literacy
       
 
CoSer: 420 - Distance Learning
 
Total Days:
2
Dates/Locations:
July 27, 2016 and July 28, 2016:  Olean Distance Learning Lab
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
 
Audience:
Teachers
Pre-requisites:
None
Online:
Moodle
Lead Facilitator
Betsy Hardy
Co-Facilitators
Betsy Hardy
Mark Carls
Planning Committee
Alex Freer
Short Description
Full Description
Get your students equipped for college and the workforce by providing an online environment using Moodle.  Moodle's Learning Course Management System provides an exciting and secure learning space to share assignments, course documents, videos, and journals.  This flexible platform allows teachers to assess student learning while engaging students in interactive course material that is archived year after year.
Objectives
1.  Teachers will explore the benefits of putting their curriculum online.
2.  Teachers will learn the basics of building an online course.
3.  Teachers will develop an interactive online course by embedding videos, building assessments, and adding forums.
4.  Teachers will leave this training with an engaging online course to begin using when school starts.
 
NYS Teaching Standards
3 Instructional Excellence
 
Tags
Blended Learning, Distance Learning, Technology
       
 
Title: New Teacher Academy                                                                           Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
4
Dates/Locations:
September 21, 2016: ISS Barn Training Center; December 1, 2016: ISS Barn Training Center; February 16, 2017: ISS Barn Training Center; May 25, 2017: ISS Barn Training Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
 
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
 
Audience:
NEW teachers in all grades PK-12, of all content and speciality areas.
Pre-requisites:
N/A
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Lauren Stuff/Anne Cater
Co-Facilitators
Anne Cater, Lauren Stuff, Brendan Keiser, Kathleen Agnello, Sarah Wittmeyer
Planning Committee
Colleen Root
Short Description
This offering is open to all NEW teachers in the Cattaraugus-Allegany region and is intended to provide new professionals with tools and techniques for first-year instructional and professional practice.
Full Description
Calling all NEW teachers! This offering is open to those teachers in their first-year experience, supporting them in their instructional and professional practice. Through the CLC experience, teachers will receive a bevy of tools and techniques associated with engagement, management, planning, assessment, and differentiation. As an added element, new teachers will receive insight and feedback from former Teacher Academy participants and gain advice on how to manage their first years as a professional in the field of education.
Objectives
1. Provide new teachers with tools and techniques related to engagement, differentiation, assessment, management, and planning.
2. Explore the obligations for professional practice outlined in the NYS Teaching Standards
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 5 Assessment for Learning, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
Assessment, Collaboration, Instruction
       
 
Title: Pre-K Collaborative Learning Community                                           Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
2
Dates/Locations:
October 11th-Olean Teaching & Learning Center: The Barn
March 20th-TBD
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
Pre-K Teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Jillian Putnam
Co-Facilitators
Jillian Putnam
Tessa Levitt
Planning Committee
Jillian Putnam
Tessa Levitt
Alex Freer
Karen Insley
Short Description
This workshop is designed for Pre-K teachers to participate in a collaborative learning community focused on best practices in curriculum, instruction and assessment aligned to the Common Core Standards.
Full Description
Participants will have collaborative conversations about curriculum, instruction and assessment aligned to the Common Core Standards. All participants will walk away with instructional strategies in ELA and Math. All State Ed updates will be presented at the CLC. Ideas and strategies will be ready to use when they return to their district.
Objectives
1. Participants will be identify and practice using accountable talk strategies to support classroom learning and engagement in the PK classroom.
2. Participants will learn what research reveals about the brain and mathematical learning.
3. Participants will review resources to support further professional development and implementation of mathematical mindset strategies.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 4 Learning Environment
Tags
Collaboration, ELA, Math
       
 
Title: Restorative Justice Supporting a Culture of Care                               Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
November 15th - Olean Teaching & Learning Center: The Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
School Building Administrators
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Jillian Putnam
Co-Facilitators
Jillian Putnam
Anne Mitchell
Mark Carls
Planning Committee
Jillian Putnam
Anne Mitchell
Mark Carls
Short Description
This workshop is designed to provide what research reveals about a school based approach to Restorative Justice. In this workshop, participants will hear what local pilot schools have done to adopt a Restorative Justice practice and district outcomes in regards to building a school culture between students, staff, and families.
Full Description
Objectives
1. Participants will learn what research reveals about the benefits of using a restorative justice practice as a school based approach.
2. Participants will explore the differences between a traditional discipline process and a restorative justice process.
3. Participants will identify restorative justice principles and how to incorporate basic strategies.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment
Tags
Grade Level Focus: All Levels, Leadership
       
 
Title: RtI and Data Meetings 2.0                                                                      Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
November 1, 2016: Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
District RtI Team members, Data Team members, and Administrators
Pre-requisites:
No
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Anne Mitchell
Co-Facilitators
Anne Mitchell
Mark Carls
Karen Insley
Planning Committee
Anne Mitchell
Mark Carls
Karen Insley
Short Description
This one-day course will review Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and RtI, how to determine if students are responding to scientific, research-based instruction and interventions, and what to do if they aren't.
Full Description
Based on the work of Eric Twadell and Mike Mattos, RtI and Data Meetings 2.0 will focus on RtI: planning efficient, successful interventions in elementary and secondary school and the practices of effective Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). This workshop is an extension of Eric Twadell’s RtI at Work presentation on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
Objectives
1. Participants will know the RtI process and each of the 3 tiers
2. Participants will know what a data team is and how a successful data team works
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 5 Assessment for Learning, 6 Professional Responsibilities
Tags
CLC, Data Driven Instruction, Instruction
       
 
Title: Running Your Own Hour of Code                                                          Top of page
CoSer: 517 - Model Schools
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
November 9, 2016: Barn; November 10, 2016: STW
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is the same offering repeated multiple times.
Audience:
Teachers, anyone interested in Coding
Pre-requisites:
no
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Rick Weinberg
 
Co-Facilitators
Rick Weinberg
Mark Carls
Lauren Stuff
Planning Committee
Rick Weinberg
Mark Carls
Lauren Stuff
Short Description
Teachers will explore Code.org and work on and complete Hour of Code lessons that students will be able to finish anytime.
Full Description
Teachers will explore Code.org and work on and complete Hour of Code lessons that students will be able to finish anytime. The goal is to have teachers learn 2-3 Hour of Code lessons for their own learning and so they feel comfortable to help students participate in a Code lesson of the teacher’s choice. Teachers will be given hands-on time to work on these lessons with a CA BOCES facilitator. Adult learners learn best when they have time to test and play. This will be provided along with a skilled staff developer to answer your questions.
Objectives
The goal is to have teachers learn 2-3 Hour of Code lessons for their own learning and so they feel comfortable to help students participate in a Code lesson of the teacher’s choice.
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
21st Century Skills, Coding, Instruction, STEM, Technology
       
 
Title: School Librarian PLC                                                                             Top of page
CoSer: 510 - Library Services
 
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
October 25, 2016: LR; January 11, 2017: LR; April 3, 2017: LR
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
Audience:
School Librarians
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Cece Fuoco
Co-Facilitators
Cece Fuoco
Planning Committee
Cece Fuoco & participating school librarians
Short Description
Professional Learning Community to work collaboratively on projects.
Full Description
Participants will choose areas in their profession in which they want to improve.  This can be updating a Policy & Procedure Manual, creating a training guide for volunteers and/or aides, or learning best practices.
Objectives
Librarians will be able to work with colleagues who are familiar with the challenges that come with this profession. The school librarian is equipped to teach students but also manages a department. From collection development, managing a budget, weeding resources, to advocating for the library program, the school librarian often works in isolation.  Participating in a PLC will allow for professional development and growth.
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 5 Assessment for Learning, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
21st Century Skills, Leadership, Library/Media
       
 
Title: School Psychologists' Network                                                            Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
November 4, 2016: Barn; February 3, 2017: Barn; June 2, 2017: Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
School Psychologists
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Anne Mitchell
Co-Facilitators
Anne Mitchell
Planning Committee
Anne Mitchell
Short Description
This Professional Network is designed to provide collaboration, networking, and research opportunities for School Psychologists in the CA BOCES Region.
Full Description
This Professional Network is designed to provide collaboration, networking, and research opportunities for School Psychologists in the CA BOCES Region.
The meetings are structured around the needs, interests, and concerns of the school psychologists who attend.
Please join us and ask about becoming a member of CA BOCES's School Psychologists' Listserv.
Objectives
1. Participants will benefit fromt this ongoing process in which school psychologists work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 6 Professional Responsibilities
Tags
CLC
       
 
Title: Social Studies Assessment                                                                   Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
October 13, 2016: Olean Main center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
HS Social Studies teachers.  Specifically Global II, and US History
Pre-requisites:
No
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Rob Griffith
Co-Facilitators
Rob Griffith, Colleen Root
Planning Committee
Rob Griffith,, Colleen Root, Cece Fuoco
Short Description
Participants will hear about changes in the NYS Global II and US History Regents examinations
Full Description
This workshop will introduce participants to the upcoming changes in the NYS Regents examinations for Global History and US History & Government. This workshop will inform participants how the NYS Social Studies Framework components have been targeted in the creation of the new exam.  They will also see examples of the ways in which the Social Studies practices have been embedded into the new assessment.
Objectives
1) Participants will become familiar with changes coming to the Social Studies Regents exams
2) Participants will identify ways assessment is changing in the Social Studies discipline
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
Grade Level Focus: High School, Social Studies
       
 
Title: Standards-Based Grading                                                                     Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
August 18, 2016: STW
October 27, 2016: STW March 9, 2017: STW
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
Audience:
Administrators: Principals, Curriculum Coordinators, Superintendents
Pre-requisites:
No
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Brendan Keiser
Co-Facilitators
Brendan Keiser
Lauren Stuff
Planning Committee
Brendan Keiser
Lauren Stuff
Short Description
The purpose of this workshop is to learn about standards-based grading and how to implement it within a school district.
Full Description
Although standards-based grading isn't new, its value has never been greater. The purpose of the first session is to be introduced to standards-based grading and learn how to implement it within a school district. Participants will learn about standards-based grading by understanding the research behind it and determining the benefits it can provide schools and families. A model of an effective standards-based grading system, including detailed report cards, will be provided for participants to analyze and determine best practices. Finally, participants will have time to collaborate and share ideas on how best to implement this within district. The second session will provide more time to begin actual implementation and to problem-solve any challenges that may exist.
Objectives
1. The participants will be able to understand the research behind standards-based grading and its benefits.
2. The participants will be able to use a model to understand all of the components of standards-based grading.
3. The participants will be able to collaborate to begin planning.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment, 5 Assessment for Learning
Tags
Assessment, Instruction, Standards-Based Grading
       
 
Title: Start the New School Year Off with e-Portfolios                                  Top of page
CoSer: 420 - Distance Learning
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
September 22, 2016:  STW Lab
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
Teachers
Pre-requisites:
none
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Betsy Hardy
Co-Facilitators
Betsy Hardy
Planning Committee
Mark Carls
Short Description
Mahara's e-Portfolio platform is a great way for teachers and students to develop a online presence to store exemplary work and demonstrate growth over time.
Full Description
Electronic Portfolios for Teachers or Students -
Mahara provides a personalized learner space known as "the next generation of the three-ring binder." Teachers and students alike can create a private location for exemplary work, videos, image collection, and record evidence of lifelong learning.  Have a location to develop e-blasts for parents, track student progress to demonstrate growth over time, record APPR documentation, and develop plans for student success stored digitally.
Objectives
1.  Teachers will create an e-portfolio embedding documents, videos, and images. 
2,  Teachers will create an e-portfolio template to share with students to help students begin building a location to store exemplary work.
2.  Teachers will create an online classroom page filled with class pictures, upcoming activities and important dates for parents, administrators, and students to see.
NYS Teaching Standards
3 Instructional Excellence, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
Blended Learning, Distance Learning
       
 
Title: Summer Tech Expo                                                                                Top of page
CoSer: 517 - Model Schools
 
Total Days:
2
Dates/Locations:
July 12, 2016: Olean BOCES; July 13, 2016: Olean BOCES
Times:
8:30 - 2:30
 
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
Audience:
everyone
Pre-requisites:
no
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Mark Carls
Co-Facilitators
Rick Weinberg
Lauren Stuff
Mark Carls
Planning Committee
Rick Weinberg
Lauren Stuff
Mark Carls
Short Description
you will have the unique opportunity to choose learning experiences that meld with your personal use of technology in the classroom.
Full Description
Join us for the 2nd annual CABOCES Summer Tech Expo, where you will have the unique opportunity to choose learning experiences that meld with your personal use of technology in the classroom. Build your day your way! Choose from a myriad of offerings, including those structured for iPad and laptop usage in the classroom setting. Looking to share what you do? On day 2 of this summer expo, we will offer lightning sessions where you can share what’s been successful for YOU in your personal efforts to infuse technology in your instructional setting. Learn more about the many ways technology can play a role in enhancing the education of today’s 21st century learners!
Objectives
NYS Teaching Standards
Teaching Standards I, III, and VII.
Tags
       
 
Title: TCIF                                                                                                          Top of page
CoSer: 518 - Tech Coordinators
 
Total Days:
4
Dates/Locations:
October 24, 2016: Barn; January 26, 2017: Barn; March 6, 2017: Barn; May 22, 2017: Barn
Times:
10:30 - 1:00
 
 
Attendance:
This is a series, but participants can choose to come to individual sessions.
 
Audience:
tech coordinators
Pre-requisites:
no
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Rick Weinberg
Co-Facilitators
Rick Weinberg
Lauren Stuff
Mark Carls
Planning Committee
Rick Weinberg
Lauren Stuff
Mark Carls
Short Description
Full Description
People who integrate technology and keep all the systems running in schools have an important role in education. These quarterly meetings during the school year are important to give tech people time to collaborate and discuss effective tech integration, software, hardware and mobile device management and have time to see teachers and students using the technology that so many keep up and running.
Objectives
NYS Teaching Standards
Tags
       
 
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
August 17, 2016: ISS Barn Training Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
Former graduates of the New Teacher Academy
Pre-requisites:
Participants must have been a part of NEW Teacher Academy from the past three years
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Lauren Stuff/Anne Cater
Co-Facilitators
Anne Cater, Lauren Stuff
Planning Committee
n/a
Short Description
Through this offering, we invite back graduates of the New Teacher Academy of year's past to continue in their learning and professional development as practitioners in the field.
Full Description
As graduates of the New Teacher Academy of year's past, many look to share their trials and tribulations in their first years, and discuss all that has made them successful as practitioners in the field. Through this unique offering, former Teacher Academy attendees will explore new tools and techniques to continue to keep their skills fresh, all the while reconnecting with former academy graduates.
Objectives
1. Discuss research-based tools and techniques for use in the classroom setting
2. Share perspectives on the teaching profession and offer insight and advice for new professionals in the field
3. Explore new ideas to reinvigorating teaching practices
NYS Teaching Standards
3 Instructional Excellence, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
Collaboration, Grade Level Focus: All Levels, Instruction
       
 
Title: Teacher Leaders Around Tech                                                              Top of page
CoSer: 517 - Model Schools
 
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
September 15, 2016: STW
December 1, 2016:  STW
March 30, 2017:  STW
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
Teachers willing to take the jump to become more of a Tech Leader in their district
Pre-requisites:
None.
 
 
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Mark Carls
Co-Facilitators
Rick Weinberg
Mark Carls
Planning Committee
No others
Short Description
Empowering teacher leaders from around the CABOCES region to be tech leaders in their own district.
Full Description
Participants in this CLC will meet three times throughout the 2016-17 school year.  These tech teacher leaders will collaborate and share ideas among the group as they explore new technology ideas for their school district.  Each participant will also share throughout the year how they've grown to help other teachers and/or administrators move forward with technology in the classroom.
Objectives
1.  Participants will learn about 'cutting edge' technology to use in the classroom.
2.  Participants will gain confidence to speak up and help lead technology change in their district.
3.  Participants will have the opportunity to see and hear how tech changes have happened and will be happening at various school districts in our CABOCES region.
NYS Teaching Standards
1 Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 4 Learning Environment, 5 Assessment for Learning, 6 Professional Responsibilities, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
CLC, Collaboration, Communication, Instruction, Leadership, Technology
       
 
Title: Tech-niques                                                                                             Top of page
CoSer: 517 - Model Schools
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
November 2, 2015: Barn
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
Teachers
Pre-requisites:
no
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Mark Carls
Co-Facilitators
Mark Carls
Planning Committee
Mark Carls
Rick Weinberg
Lauren Stuff
Short Description
Come to our workshop to learn tips and tricks that will make your life easier with computers.
Full Description
Do you ever have a moment when you're
using a computer and you know there's a better way to do it? Come to our workshop to learn tips and tricks that will make your life easier with computers.
 Shortcut keys
 Configure any device for printing
 Scanning
 Screen shots
This workshop is for beginners
Objectives
 Learn tips and tricks that will make your life easier with computers.
 Shortcut keys
 Configure any device for printing
 Scanning
 Screen shots
NYS Teaching Standards
7 Professional Growth
 
Tags
21st Century Skills, Instruction, STEM, Technology
       
 
Title: The Right Fit! (Merging ELA & SS)                                                        Top of page
CoSer: 529 - Professional Development
 
Total Days:
3 (Targeting different grade bands)
Dates/Locations:
August 25, 2016: Olean Main Center
September 16, 2016: Olean Main Center
October 6, 2016: Olean Main Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
Attendance:
This is the same offering repeated multiple times.
Audience:
Elementary - Middle School teacher K-8
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Rob Griffith/Tessa Levitt
Co-Facilitators
Rob Griffith, Tessa Levitt, Colleen Root, Cece Fuoco
Planning Committee
Rob Griffith, Tessa Levitt, Colleen Root, Cece Fuoco
Short Description
Participants will receive an overview of the alignment between ELA Modules and the NYS Social studies Framework
Full Description
This workshop will introduce participants to the NYS Social Studies Framework as well as the NYS Social Studies Toolkit and developed inquires.  It will provide participants with direction surrounding ways to merge the ELA modules with Social Studies instruction, and expose them to the areas where ELA and SS match-up in the Framework.
Objectives
1) Participants will identify the overlap between ELA Modules and the new SS Framework
2) Participants will create learning experiences that combine the content of the SS Framework with ELA instruction.
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
ELA, Grade Level Focus: Elementary, Grade Level Focus: Middle School, Instruction, Social Studies
       
 
Title: Three Dimensional Teaching: Elementary                                           Top of page
CoSer: 521 - STEM
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
October 7, 2016: Learning Resources
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
Elementary Teachers (who teach science)
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Clay Nolan
Co-Facilitators
Clay Nolan
Alex Freer
Cece Fuoco
Karen Insley
Planning Committee
Clay Nolan
Alex Freer
Cece Fuoco
Karen Insley
Short Description
Elementary School teachers will learn about the New York Science Learning Standards and best practices for implementing them in their classroom.
Full Description
The New York State Science Learning Standards look a bit different from the current standards. Teachers will need to think about three dimensional teaching dealing with SEPs, CCCs, and DCIs. Teachers will learn best practices for science which might be more facilitating than leading students to the correct answer. Teachers will dissect sample lessons and also take part in a lesson example. Finally, teachers will get a chance to examine kits and manuals and go over their grade level NYSSLS.
Objectives
1. Teachers will apply three dimensional teaching for science to current lessons.
2. Teachers will become familiar with new STEM Kits.
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence
Tags
Grade Level Focus: Elementary, Instruction, STEM
       
 
Title: Three Dimensional Teaching: MS/HS                                          Top of page
CoSer: 521 - STEM
 
Total Days:
1
Dates/Locations:
October 28, 2016: Learning Resources
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
Attendance:
 
Audience:
Middle/High School Science Teachers
Pre-requisites:
No
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Clay Nolan
Co-Facilitators
Clay Nolan
Alex Freer
Cece Fuoco
Karen Insley
Planning Committee
Clay Nolan
Alex Freer
Cece Fuoco
Karen Insley
Short Description
Middle/High School teachers will learn about the New York Science Learning Standards and best practices for implementing them in their classroom.
Full Description
The New York State Science Learning Standards look a bit different from the current standards. Teachers will need to think about three dimensional teaching dealing with SEPs, CCCs, and DCIs. Teachers will learn best practices for science which might be more facilitating than leading students to the correct answer. Teachers will dissect sample lessons and also take part in a lesson example. Finally, teachers will have time to work on a current lesson to align it with Three Dimensional teaching.
Objectives
1. Teachers will apply three dimensional teaching for science to current lessons.
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence
Tags
Instruction, STEM
       
 
Title: Visual Arts CLC                                                                                       Top of page
CoSer: 517 - Model Schools
 
Total Days:
3
Dates/Locations:
October 12, 2016, January 10, 2017, February 8, 2017: STW
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
Attendance:
This is a series or CLC and participants should come to every session.
Audience:
Art Teachers
Pre-requisites:
none
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Rick Weinberg
Co-Facilitators
Rick Weinberg
Lauren Stuff
Mark Carls
Planning Committee
Rick Weinberg
Lauren Stuff
Mark Carls
Short Description
You will learn the basics of coding that can easily be a “plug-in” into graphics arts curriculum.
Full Description
Today, technology and art seem to cross so much that the lines are blurred. Let’s help teachers get a handle on technology and art. The Visual Arts CLC is designed for all regional art teachers. You will learn the basics of coding that can easily be a “plug-in” into graphics arts curriculum. You will also explore where robotics and arts and crafts cross.
Objectives
You will learn the basics of coding that can easily be a “plug-in” into graphics arts curriculum. You will also explore where robotics and arts and crafts cross.
NYS Teaching Standards
3 Instructional Excellence, 7 Professional Growth
Tags
21st Century Skills, CLC, Coding, Creativity, Instruction, Technology
       
 
Title: Zulama Teacher Certification                                                                  Top of page
CoSer: 517 - Model Schools
 
Total Days:
4 days (2 days per training)
Dates/Locations:
October 13 - 14, 2016: ISS Barn Training Center
 
March 20 - 21, 2017: ISS Barn Training Center
Times:
8:30 - 2:30 (standard event start/end)
 
Attendance:
This is the same offering repeated multiple times.
Audience:
Teachers 7-12; Administrators 7-12
Pre-requisites:
Pre-training will be required prior to attending the certification training.
Online:
Lead Facilitator
Lauren Stuff
Co-Facilitators
Lauren Stuff, Alexandra Freer, Rick Weinberg, Mark Carls
Planning Committee
Lauren Stuff, Rob Griffith, Alexandra Freer, Rick Weinberg, Mark Carls
Short Description
Through this training, teachers will be exposed and certified as teachers of Zulama's Entertainment Technology Curriculum, opening new and innovative opportunities to their students in game design, computer programming, and digital art production.
Full Description
Zulama's Entertainment Technology Curriculum brings the best of blended and project-based learning ito middle and high school classrooms through authentic learning experiences. Through a structured LCMS, Zulama provides game design, computer programming, and digital art curriculum to students. During this teacher certification training, two classroom teachers and one administrator will be certified to access and teach Zulama's curriculum in their school.
Objectives
1. Explore and work through the game design process, creating, prototyping, and iterating modified versions of traditional games.
2. Navigate the curriculum of Zulama's LCMS.
NYS Teaching Standards
2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction, 3 Instructional Excellence
Tags
Grade Level Focus: High School, Grade Level Focus: Middle School, Zulama
 
 
 
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