Video technology at Westview
Synchronous learning: Students at home can see same lesson
Connecting with GEVA Theatre via video conferencing at SAB
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Work based learning students at CaTS
Work based learning student cleaning
Student sharing a report on screen
Student programming a small robot in a library makerspace
Video conferencing at Terry Taylor Elementary
Student in a library makerspace using a digital printer

Communication & Technology Services


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School libraries meet demands of the pandemic

CaTS Coordinator of School Library Services Jim Belair recently participated in a presentation to the NYS Regents Advisory Council about the role of school librarians in remote and hybrid instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation was sponsored by the School Library Systems Association and the NYS Library.  
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Student cleaning at CaTS

WBL students make an impact at CaTS

Work-Based Learning students from the Department for Exceptional Children are working in the CaTS building this year, performing many cleaning tasks, such as wiping down all the high-touch surfaces, vacuuming, emptying garbage cans and washing windows.
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Building a better classroom

Students at Ridgecrest Academy are used to starting the day with a peaceful routine: calming music, a mindfulness activity and getting in touch with their feelings. When they are prepared and ready to learn, classes get going. This year’s remote learning days disrupt that normal procedure.
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On-air with the Westview Wire

Art teacher Carla Brunco’s classroom at Westview in the Department for Exceptional Children buzzes with activity every Tuesday - It’s time for another Westview Wire school news show!
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Instructional Technology PD Classes


FREE: Self-Identity, Risk-Taking and Change

In order for our remote and hybrid learning environments to build up efficacious students, we must first empower them. Empowered students become advocates for change, and they need to be engaged not only with the curriculum but with their communities.
Participants in this session will:
• Learn strategies for creating a remote and hybrid classroom where all learners can share and understand multiple perspectives of one another's life experiences.
• Consider ways to motivate students to engage in service-based projects to alleviate needs in their community.

This Professional Learning is part of eTeachNY Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Module 4. There are NO prerequisites.
It is FREE and open to ALL K12 educators and support staff as well as pre-service teachers.

The 1 hour session will be on Zoom and the link will be shared the day of the session, June 15th.


Communication and Technology Services (CaTS) at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES focuses its resources to help districts optimize the management and delivery of information, a strategic resource of every organization, by providing expert assistance in technology, writing, design, printing, and multi-media.
Communication and Technology Services
Westview Commons Business Park
3625 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Ph: (585) 349-9000
Fax: (585) 349-9012