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focus strands
(NEW) Pilot SEED Independent Study- Since you determine the topic you want to pursue, this can align with these strands as you need. $100 stipend this fall. Click here to learn more and register. 

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

Opportunities that align with the Authentic and Relevant Learning strand include: Sept 5 SEED Book Study: Mathematical Mindsets Kick Off Sept 11 SEED TLC: Connecting Key Ideas Across Content Areas Kick Off Sept 12 SEED TLC: Empowering Student Thinking Kick Off October 5 COLLAB Sessions on Authentic & Relevant Learning October 8 SEED Professional Practice Study: Student Engaged Revision Kick Off 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 Opportunities that align with the SLD strand include: Dates TBD: Fall Book Study October 5 COLLAB Sessions on SLD Opportunities that align with the rural leadership strand include: October 5 COLLAB Sessions on Leadership October 23 Principal Learning Community November 12 or 15 Principal Learning Community Dates TBD: Facilitating Teacher Teams & Authentic PLCs SEED Book Study Dates TBD: Supporting Beginning Teachers SEED Book Study

Summer 2018 Professional Learning opportunities were well-received with about 230 participants taking advantage of the different workshops offered.
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