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BCIC April 2013

Here is the agenda for the OCM BOCES Curriculum and Instruction Council (BCIC) meeting, 8:30am, April 18, 2013, Henry Large Conference Room.

Welcome and Introductions


  • SED
  • Legislative
  • Instructional Technology and Design (ITD)
  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (CIA)
    • Summer schedule
    • Support for 3-8 Expeditionary Learning module implementation
  • Teacher Centers
  • Network Team
  • New Tech High exploration  (pictures from two Michigan schools)
    • Visited two schools in March
    • Visiting another one in early May
    • Tie everything into a larger goal?

Race To The Top

  • Standards
    • Math Instruction
      • Math resources
      • Article to use with teachers about making the transition (link not for sharing)
      • High School Test-specific Transition Groups
        • A1 continues to meet. Mapping collaboratively right now.
      • Math Vendor Fair is scheduled for May 10th in Rodax 8
      • What to do?
        • Conduct analysis similar to ELA last month
    • ELA/literacy
      • What to do?
        • Recap charts from last time
      • Expeditionary Learning
        • June 24-26th, 8:30am - 4:00pm, for 3-5 teachers, $375
          • Can run stipends through OCM BOCES
          • Allocations per district are based on size of district
          • Small districts initially have 3 seats
          • Medium districts initially have 5 seats
          • Large districts initially have 10 seats
          • Any seats unspoken for are opened up to JMT on April 1st
          • Any remaining unused seats opened up to state on May 1st
          • Use this link to register your teachers
          • NT subsidy of $100 per NT seat
        • June 27th, 8:30am - 4:00pm, Grade 3-8 & District Administrators, $125
          • All seats first come, first-served
          • NT subsidy of $50 per NT seat
          • Use this link
  • Data-Driven Instruction
    • Review: What is it?
    • Common Formative/Interim Assessment 
  • Professional Practice (including APPR)
    • APPR 2.0 meetings April 18 and June 12
    • Vested interested and speaking portions of LOTE exams
      • G2 and (vested interest) D38 (entire Regents exam) from Guidance
  • Culture


  • 3-8 Cluster Scoring
    • Final details
    • Please keep track of all costs for later analysis v. other scoring methods
  • Regents Regional Scoring
    • Update

Future Meeting Planning

  • The next BCIC meeting is May 16, 2013, in the Distance Learning Center





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Syracuse, NY 13221
Phone: (315) 433-2600

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