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BCIC January 2014

Here is the agenda (slides) for the OCM BOCES Curriculum and Instruction Council (BCIC) meeting, 8:30am, January 16, 2014, Henry Large Conference. click for minutes

Welcome and Introductions



  • SED
  • Legislative
  • Instructional Technology and Design (ITD home page)
  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (CIA)
  • Teacher Centers
  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Support News
  • CNY NYS ASCD home page
  • OCM BOCES Building Purchase slides
  • Innovation Tech (New Tech High School)

District Sharing

  • TBA
  • Volunteer for next meeting?

Race To The Top

  • Standards
    • Common Core Items:
      • Updating the chart if, including ELA in January and 8th Grade math acceleration double-testing
      • Resources for ELA 11
      • Resources for A1
  • Purchasing Educational Materials
    • Budget time does not mean hasty decisions. Use the process.
  • Core Research  flyer
  • Data-Driven Instruction
    • PLCs follow-up and support group
    • Turn Your RtI Upside-Down (connected to PLCs) October 24, 2014. 
      • SRC Arena is reserved
      • Lining up conference day on the BOCES calendar
      • Think about your participation
      • We might charge a small amount to cover SRC expenses
      • Book Distribution: The RSE TASC has a copy of each book (one per district): Pyramid response to Intervention and Simpifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles
  • Professional Practice (including APPR)
    • The next Lead Evaluator Training is January 23 (Syracuse) and 24 (Cortland)
    • Foci of this session are evidence collection, NYS Teaching Standard 5, and Growth Producing Feedback
  • Culture
  • Long-term planning for RTTT (example plan)
  • NT Reporting

Other Business

  • Testing of 8th Graders who are in accelerated math


  • Research participation opportunity: National Field Trial of Questions to Test Your
    Students’ College & Career Readiness (let Jeff know if you might be interested)
  • LOTE Checkpoint B
    • Update
  • 3-8 Regional Assessment
    • Finalize chart
    • Finalize clusters
    • Next step identification

Future Meeting Planning

  • The next BCIC meeting is February 13, 2014, in the Distance Learning Center.
  • Next year we will hold our meetings in the Rodax 8 Large Conference Room:
September 11, 2013
October 9, 2013
November 13, 2013
December 11, 2013
January 8, 2014
February 12, 2014
March 12, 2014
April 9 or 16, 2014
May 14, 2014
June 11, 2014






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

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