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focus strands
Summer 2018 NW BOCES-hosted Professional Learning Opportunities
 are now open for registration (click here).

Focus strands for NW BOCES 18/19 Professional Learning Plan:
Through a comprehensive needs-assessment process, NW BOCES has decided to make a shift in the way we offer professional learning. Starting in 18-19, NW BOCES will offer 3 topic "strands" that will continue throughout the year- allowing educators, schools, and districts to engage in deep learning on a single topic. For the 18-19 school year, the strand topics will be:

1) Engaging students in authentic and relevant learning experiences;
2) Developing school leadership skills to support a rural school setting; and
3) Understanding and identifying specific learning disabilities and strategies to support students.

Each of these topics will have workshops, courses, and other offerings in the summer, at COLLAB, and during the school year in order to encourage educators to deepen their understanding and focus their learning around a cohesive topic.

authentic relevant

Summer opportunities that align with the Authentic and Relevant Learning strand include: June 11-13 Project Based Learning 101 June18-19 SEED Summer Course: Architecture of Authentic & Relevant Learning Kick Off June 20 Intro to Depth & Complexity-AM June 20 Depth & Complexity Practitioners' Circle PM June 21-22 Conferring with Writers August 3 Three-Dimensional Science Learning August 6 Teaching with Primary Sources August 7 Authentic & Relevant Engagement for ELLs August 8 SEED TLC: Connecting Key Ideas Across Content Areas Kick Off August 8 SEED TLC: Empowering Student Thinking Kick Off Coming Soon: Sept 5 SEED Book Study: Mathematical Mindsets Kick Off Fall Dates TBD SEED Professional Practice Study: Student Engaged Revision Spring Dates TBD SEED TLC: Access and Participation in the Thinking Classroom Spring Dates TBD SEED Professional Practice Study: Exploring Performance-Based Assessment.
SLD targets Current opportunities that align with SLD strand include: June 25-29 Orton Gillingham Basic June 26 Multisensory Language Instruction: Deepening Understanding Coming Soon: Fall Book Study Opportunity Current opportunities that align with the rural leadership strand include: May 3 Principal Learning Community June 14-15 Principal Academy

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