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BCIC January 2013

Here is the agenda for the OCM BOCES Curriculum and Instruction Council (BCIC) meeting, 8:30am, January 17, 2012, Distance Learning Center.

Welcome and Introductions


  • SED
  • Legislative
  • Instructional Technology and Design (ITD)
  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (CIA)
    • schedule
      • Project Based Learning: Jan 24
      • Meeting Needs of Diverse Learners: Jan 30
      • Formative Assessment to Differentiated Instruction: Feb 5
      • CCLS for Content Literacy: Secondary: Feb 6
      • Responsive Classroom-Part Two: Feb 6
      • Power of their Words: Feb 15
    • drawing LOTE exam form
  • 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
  • Network Team
  • New Tech High exploration
    • Working with superintendent committee
    • Three possible directions
      • BOCES program transition
      • Regional
      • Distrct-based school-within-a-school

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 tentatively scheduled for May 10th
    • 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
      • Expeditionary Learning PD for teachers June 24-28?
        • Thinking 3-5 and not 6-8
        • Cost 100 - 200 per person for the five days
        • Not sure if this will be a go (price increase)
    • Next Generation Science Standards (Dana Corcoran)
      • An overview of the second draft (see slides)
      • Timeline for adoption
  • Data-Driven Instruction
    • Common Formative/Interim Assessment
  • Professional Practice (including APPR)
    • A first look at a SLO summative assessment checklist and other resources
    • 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?
      • This is the agenda (so far). How many days?


  • 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 Planning and Preparation - will meet at conclusion of BCIC
    • Review final arrangements

Future Meeting Planning

  • The next BCIC meeting is February 14, 2013, in the Distance Learning Center