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Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development

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Virtual Writing Intensive with author Leah Mermelstein

Join us for a five part series, with Leah Mermelstein, author of the upcoming book: We-Do Writing: Maximizing Practice to Develop Independent Writers (Benchmark Press, January 2021) will include both How to Launch a Book Study as well as a Book Study of her new book.
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New 2020 Summer/Fall Professional Development Guide

Cover of the Summer/Fall PD Guide The 2020 Summer/Fall Professional Development Guide is now available online. See more... More +
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Stories of connection and resilience

Here at BOCES 2, challenges don't get us down, they encourage us to form deeper bonds and accomplish greater things. Click here to see a regularly updated collection of inspiring stories from around our BOCES.
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Instructional Resources for Educators

Click here to bookmark one page that will link you to a world of BOCES 2 resources. For all educators providing continuity of learning to their students. 

Events

Jul
22

SIFE Manual Series: Programming

So you think you have a student with interrupted formal education? Now what? This 3 hour course focuses on reviewing student data and developing program models that fit the needs of our students. This course is a combination of synchronous and a synchronous work. You will complete 1.5 hours of outside work and attend a 1.5 hours ZOOM. ZOOM links will be sent the morning of the meeting. *SIFE Manual Series requires you to sign up for each session individually.
Aug
03

Engaging Families of English Language Learners

Communicating with families of ELLs can have a significant impact on students' academic success and family relationships with the school community. Participants in the workshop will give thoughtful consideration to the many factors impacting ELL parent engagement and receive the tools necessary to formulate their own plans for the school year. This is an online, self-paced, 3-week course using the Schoology Platform. Please note that there are NO synchronous or in-person meetings for this course. Participants will receive the course outline the week before the start date.
Aug
05

SIFE Manual Series: Instructional Routines Part 1

So you think you have a student with interrupted formal education? Now what? This 3 hour course focuses on developing a core set of instructional routines designed to promote language acquisition in SIFE. This course is a combination of synchronous and a synchronous work. You will complete 1.5 hours of outside work and attend a 1.5 hours ZOOM. ZOOM links will be sent the morning of the meeting. *SIFE Manual Series requires you to sign up for each session individually.
Aug
05

Title III Prog Model: A look at the Wayne Finger Lakes ENL Consortium Family Engagement Program

Teacher collaboration paved the way for meeting English Language Learner (ELL) parent engagement needs of four neighboring school districts.  Participants will look at a program model currently in place that is geared toward increasing 21st century digital literacy skills of ELL parents and how Title III resources were used to propel the program. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A as well as the chance to bounce ideas of each other for Title III program development.  Participants will be emailed a Zoom Link a few hours before the start of the meeting.
Aug
13

Translation and Interpretation 101

How do translation and interpretation play a role in our classrooms and what is the difference between the two? As we head into a new school year and want to start the year off right, educators will learn how to discern what is and isn't necessary when it comes to helping students and families who speak other languages understand what is being taught in the classroom. Through the exploration of accurate programs and knowing when it is appropriate to use them, participants will leave with a draft policy that can be adopted by administrators in their building or district. This workshop is geared toward teachers and administrators of English Language Learners.
Aug
17

ELL Teacher-to-Teacher Summit

Virtual Summit
More information soon! 

About

The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development (CIPD) works directly with component school districts to develop offerings that align to the NYS Department of Education’s Reform Agenda and district initiatives. In partnership with our districts, we support state and district reforms by contracting with nationally recognized authors and presenters to provide workshops. We then offer follow-up sessions and coaching to assist with implementation.
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