Video technology at Westview
Synchronous learning: Students at home can see same lesson
Connecting with GEVA Theatre via video conferencing at SAB
Virtual classroom screen with avatar
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

Apr
13

FREE: Building Understanding of Educational Equity (TRLE Culturally Responsive Education)

While equity and the practice of cultural responsiveness is a focus in many schools today, the shift to remote/hybrid instruction has created an even greater need. This introductory professional learning opportunity focuses on learning the difference between equity and equality. Participants will create a consensus definition of equity and reflect upon instructional equity as it relates to remote/hybrid learning environments.

Apr
14

FREE: Shaping a Shared Understanding of SEL Series (3 30-minute Sessions) (TRLE SEL)

See the attached flyer for a series on SEL.  Three 30-Minute sessions be offered in the morning and be repeated again the afternoon.  Take as many as you like at the times that work best for you!

The topics are as follows:
  • What is SEL?
  • Why SEL?
  • The 5 Competencies of SEL
Apr
21

FREE: Fine Tuning Your Hybrid/Remote Learning Environment For Students with Disabilities (TRLE)

Utilizing high impact strategies and the Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities, this session will focus on creating a classroom environment which ensures success for all students. Whether you are starting the year or reflecting mid-year, focusing on norms, class agreements, and routines is essential for fine tuning your classroom. This session will focus on creating an environment that is beneficial to all students while providing a lens for special education considerations.

This professional development opportunity was created by eTeachNY and brought to you free of charge through the Teaching in Remote Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant. eTeachNY is a coalition of education partners who have come together to support the implementation of the Teaching in Remote Learning Environments Initiative.

Apr
22

FREE: Continuum of Special Education Services: A Resource for Administrators (TRLE SWD)

Understanding the support provided at each level of the continuum of special education services can assist administrators, teachers, and families with selecting the right setting that aligns with individualized learning goals.

In this session, we will explore resources that will help administrators develop a deeper a deeper understanding of the continuum of special education services. Administrators will leave the session with a self-paced resources guide that will help them reflect on their current practices and challenges in meeting the individual needs of students with special needs.

This professional development opportunity was created by eTeachNY and brought to you free of charge through the Teaching in Remote Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant. eTeachNY is a coalition of education partners who have come together to support the implementation of the Teaching in Remote Learning Environments Initiative.

Apr
27

FREE: Supporting Teaching and Learning at Home (TRLE Families as Partners)

The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students' academic progress. The relationships, routines, and resources that are the foundation for effective partnerships between families and the school community now require a new approach. In this session, we'll begin to explore the family partnerships, best practices, and resources that help establish a thriving learning environment for all students.

This professional development opportunity was created by eTeachNY and brought to you free of charge through the Teaching in Remote Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant. eTeachNY is a coalition of education partners who have come together to support the implementation of the Teaching in Remote Learning Environments Initiative.

Registration & Details: Frontline Education (mylearningplan.com) 
Apr
29

FREE: Supporting Relationships, Routines and Resources (TRLE Families as Partners)

The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students' academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships. In this session, we will dive deeper into these areas and explore research-based best practices that educators can leverage to strengthen connections with families. This professional development opportunity was created by eTeachNY and brought to you free of charge through the Teaching in Remote Learning Environment (TRLE) Grant. eTeachNY is a coalition of education partners who have come together to support the implementation of the Teaching in Remote Learning Environments Initiative.

Registration & Details: Frontline Education (mylearningplan.com)  

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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