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BCIC May 2014

Here is the agenda (slides) for the OCM BOCES Curriculum and Instruction Council (BCIC) meeting, 8:30am, May 15, 2014, Henry Large Conference Room. 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 - final grade and credit procedures
  • CNY NYS ASCD home page

District Sharing

  • May share: West Genesee, BYOD pilot handouts
  • June share: Fayetteville-Manlius, FM Writes

Race To The Top

  • Standards 
    • Updating the curriculum and assessment chart
    • Social Studies Framework guide   slides
  • Data-Driven Instruction
    • PLCs follow-up: Summer Plans
    • Turn Your RtI Upside-Down (connected to PLCs) October 24, 2014
      • $35 per person for components
      • $65 per person for non-components
      • Registration soon (not sure whether MLP or not)
    •  PLCs at Work Institute August 12-14, 2015, OnCenter/Civic Center. 300 @ 30% off
      • Prices this year at Solution Tree institutes is $649, so our price would be approximately $475
    • District Assessment Leadership Team Project
    • Assessment Academy Project
  • Professional Practice (including APPR)
    • Evaluator Training attendance summaries have been sent to superintendents
    • What should we do next year to help our principals be instructional leaders?
    • Lead Evaluator Training for 2014-2015 -- these are the top suggestions for next year’s training:
      1. Three sessions is the right amount, complete in March
      2. Four options (Cortland and Syracuse) is good
      3. More people mentioned following one teacher was nice, but others did suggest watching multiple teachers (at multiple levels, and quality)
      4. You can never do too much Growth Producing Feedback
      5. Do more with crucial conversations
      6. More work with different forms of evidence
      7. Articles that can also be used with staff
      8. Could there be some aspects of the training done on-line? Flip some
      9. Watch videos of principals in action with teachers
      10. Moving teachers from effective to Highly effective
      11. District sharing
      12. District team work (work done by district team – maybe flip this or HW)
    • Principal Evaluator Training for 2014-2015 -- these are the top suggestions for next year’s training:
      1. Three sessions is the right amount
      2. After the CSA meetings works
      3. Keep up the research updates
      4. Watching videos of principals doing their thing is helpful (with conversation)
      5. Articles and discussion
      6. Connect with principals – what are they thinking and needing?
  • Culture
    • New Teacher Welcome Project
      • September 11th
      • SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center
      • Joint Oswego/OCM/Oswego-CNY Teacher Center Project
      • No cost for participation
  • Long-term planning for RTTT (example plan)
    • Have you revisited your plan?
    • Have you extended its reach?
  • NT Reporting

Regional Vision

  • InnovationTech
  • Tours of Tech Valley High School (last tour is May 20)
  • Ideas for business partnerships
  • OCM's PBL model (Buck Institute + New Tech + Edutopia = PBL-NY)
  • Announcing PBL 102 projects for 2014-2015
  • PBL NY registration is now active (will now be advertised throughout state)
    • wait lists at this point
    • district with holds are asked to replace them with "people"
  • PBL NY will be scheduled in 2015 in July (will plan for 500 rather than 300)
  • PBL for School Librarians   entry document    slides    projects


  • 3-8 Regional Assessment
    • "Opting Out" Discussion -- Status in area (math)
  • June Regents Scoring
    • Status check
    • Common Core ELA training on May 22nd
    • CCLS Regents Scoring information
      • If chosen for standard setting you have been notified by SED (school needs to complete the scoring by 11:00 a.m. on Friday June 6 for UPS pick up that afternoon)
      • Schools that have not been selected for a score collection project will want to complete the scoring in advance of the Department's posting of the conversion charts for these exams on the Rating Day, June 26, 2014. They should also check with their RIC for any deadline they have for submission of the answer sheets that were provided by their scanning center.

Future Meeting Planning

  • The next BCIC meeting is June 19, 2014, in the Henry Large Conference Room.
  • Next year we will hold our meetings in the Rodax 8 Large Conference Room:
September 11, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 13, 2014
December 11, 2014
January 8, 2015
February 12, 2015
March 12, 2015
April 16, 2015
May 14, 2015
June 11, 2015