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BCIC February 2014

Here is the agenda (slides) for the OCM BOCES Curriculum and Instruction Council (BCIC) meeting, 8:30am, February 13, 2014, Distance Learning Center. 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
  • Regional Summer School
  • CNY NYS ASCD home page
  • Innovation Tech (New Tech High School)

District Sharing

  • Marcellus
  • Homer for March
  • April: need volunteer
  • May: need volunteer
  • June: need volunteer

Race To The Top

  • Standards 
    • Updating the curriculum and assessment chart
  • Common Core Conversation
    • Mid-point checking in: How's the transition going?
    • Implications on text and resource purchasing
    • Updating the chart if, including ELA in January and 8th Grade math acceleration double-testing
  • Core Research  flyer
  • Data-Driven Instruction
    • PLCs follow-up -- how can we support you?
    • Turn Your RtI Upside-Down (connected to PLCs) October 24, 2014 
    • PLCs at Work Institute August 12-14, 2015 here? maybe?
  • Professional Practice (including APPR)
    • The next Lead Evaluator Training is March 17 (Syracuse) and 18 (Cortland)
    • Foci of this session are summative, NYS Teaching Standards, 6 & 7, and Growth Producing Feedback
  • Culture
    • Regional RFP might be coming for assessment work: audit and subsequent work
  • Long-term planning for RTTT (example plan)
  • NT Reporting
    • No cost extension
    • Billing starting up again soon (letter will go out)

Regional Vision

  • InnovationTech
  • Tours of Tech Valley High School
  • PBL models (Buck Institute and New Tech)
  • PBL school implementation rubric
  • PBL NY registration is now active (will not be advertised statewide until March 6th)

Other Business

  • Testing of 8th Graders who are in accelerated math


  • 3-8 Regional Assessment
    • Finalize chart
    • Finalize clusters
    • Next step identification
  • June Regents Scoring

Future Meeting Planning

  • The next BCIC meeting is March 20, 2014, in the Henry Large Conference Room.
  • Next year we will hold our meetings in the Rodax 8 Large Conference Room:
September 11 or 18, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 13, 2014
December 11, 2014
January 8, 2015
February 12, 2015
March 12, 2015
April 9 or 16, 2015
May 14, 2015
June 11, 2015





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