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BCIC February 2013

Here is the agenda for the OCM BOCES Curriculum and Instruction Council (BCIC) meeting, 8:30am, February 14, 2013, Distance Learning Center.

Welcome and Introductions

Updates

  • SED
  • Legislative
  • Instructional Technology and Design (ITD)
  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (CIA)
    • schedule
  • Teacher Centers
    • The 2013 Celebration of Excellence is scheduled for March 18th. It’s a showcase (and sharing) of the work that is happening in classrooms and schools around the region. The celebration is a collaboration of the Central New York/Oswego County Teacher Center, NYSUT, OCM BOCES, and Oswego BOCES.
    • Cortland Educators’ Conference is Saturday, March 16th
    • Another session of the Model Building math workshop is being offered by the CNY/Oswego Teacher Center on March 19th. To sign up, send an email.
  • Network Team
  • New Tech High exploration  (pictures from two schools)
    • Working with superintendent committee
    • Visiting two schools in March
    • Three possible directions
      • BOCES program transition
      • Regional
      • District-based school-within-a-school
  • edTPA Information (Andrea Lachance, SUNY Cortland)


Race To The Top

  • Standards
    • Math Instruction
      • Math resources
      • Article to use with teachers about making the transition (link not for sharing)
      • University of Arizona Common Core math conference March 1-3 update NOW SOLD OUT!
      • Bill McCallum session for administrators morning of March 1st
      • High School Test-specific Transition Groups
      • Math Vendor Fair is scheduled for May 10th in Rodax 8
        • Collected suggestions for invitations
        • Discuss possible format (booths to browse, mini-presentations,m other ideas?)
    • ELA/literacy
      • curriculum modules update
        • "Smart Consumers" sessions being scheduled
        • ELA P-2:March 8th
        • ELA 3-5: March 12th
        • math P-5: March 8th
        • Table conversations: What are you thinking about ELA implementation in your district?
      • Expeditionary Learning PD for teachers June 24-28?
        • Thinking 3-5 and not 6-8
        • Cost $350 per person for three days
        • 4th Day for administrators only (approx. $125)
        • Nearing decision point. Discussion?
    • Next Generation Science Standards (Dana Corcoran)
      • An overview of the second draft (see slides)
      • Timeline for adoption
      • Blog post for background introduction
  • Data-Driven Instruction
    • Common Formative/Interim Assessment
  • Professional Practice (including APPR)
    • How are people handling long-term absences? Discussion.
    • Adding "crash course" of Lead Evaluator Training
  • Culture
    • Update on PLCs at Work Summit possibilities:
      • What about this date: PLC at Work™ Institute, July 24–26?
      • What about an Auburn location? Or OCM BOCES for smaller size?
      • Cost would be approx. $350 for three day version (inclusive)
      • This is the agenda (so far). How many days?
      • Nearing decision point. Discussion?

Assessment

  • 3-8 Cluster Scoring
    • Site facilitators will be receiving training from Pearson at the end of February
    • Site facilitators will turn this to training and scoring leaders
  • Regents Regional Scoring
    • How did January Go?
    • Lessons for the larger group?

Future Meeting Planning

  • The next BCIC meeting is March 21, 2013, in the Distance Learning Center

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