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BCIC December 2014

Here is the agenda (and minutes) for the December 11, 2014, BCIC meeting (slides). The meeting is 8:30-10:30a and will be held in the Rodax 8 Large Conference Room.

Welcomes and Introductions

Updates and News

SED Updates
Legislative Updates
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (CI&A) (webpage)
To view the current listing, click here.
Instructional Technology & Design at the CNYRIC (webpage)
Teacher Centers
Higher Education
CNY NYS ASCD (webpage) meeting schedule for the year:
February 12, 2015 Evidence of 6 & 7. NYS Teaching Standards 6 & 7 are all about our actions as professionals. In the new APPR it is important to provide evidence of our professional responsibilities, collaboration, and growth. We’ll talk about these Teaching Standards and the evidence we use. Located at the SCSD Professional Development Center.
March 18, 2015 Visible Learning. We use the term “research-based strategies” quite frequently, but what are the teaching and school strategies that are actually most supported in research? Location TBA
May 13, 2015 Annual Meeting. Join us to celebrate another great year for CNY NYS ASCD and to start planning for the next. Location TBA
 School Library System 
Feedback on Regional E-Book Collection Idea

District Sharing

December: Chittenango
Inspirational Legacy video

Standards (and Curriculum)

Social Studies
Outline of the Changes (page)  (slides) 
Field Guide has been released.
Social Studies Leadership Network (dates listed here)
Getting Ready for Social Studies regional project
C3 w/ SG Grant (January 29, 4-6p session, Rodax 8 Large Conference Room) click to register
Bridging from the C3 to New York w/ Greg Ahlquist (February 10, 4-6p session, Rodax 8 Large Conference Room) click to register
NYSCSS Annual Conference, March 11-14, Syracuse link to NYSCSS
Opening the Toolkit w/ Pat Polan (April 16, 4-6p session, Rodax 8 Large Conference Room) click to register
UbD and Social Studies w/ Jay McTighe May 14 & 15, Rodax 8 Large Conference Room) click to register
CI&A support for summer curriculum writing
Project-Based Learning
PBL 2015 dates are August 3-4-5 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool or possibly OnCenter
PBL 101 cohorts are being added (and filling up) as fast as possible
Now booking for late January (McEvoy location)
In late April, there is a cohort for only secondary education teachers.
Registration is now open for a May cohort, too. 
Cohorts for the summer are being scheduled for both before and after PBLNY (but not embedded in PBLNY)
PBL primers are scheduled to occur at all Principal Meetings
PBL 401 , 402, and 403 eadership training and coaching will be offered later in the year, following the presentations to all principal groups
Literacy Leadership Network (next meeting is November 19th)
Still collecting information about math program used in districts.
Click here to submit
Visit here to see the responses
Geometry implementation groups are working; next sessions are November 14 and 21
The Statewide Strategic Plan for science was presented to the Board of Regents. That plan included the recommendation to adapt (and not adopt) the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Statewide Plan for Science will be open for public comment this fall. A summary of the public comment will be presented to the Board of Regents in January 2015. Adaption, rather than adoption, is likely.
The Board of Regents viewed an update about arts standards. Adaption, rather than adoption, is likely.

Data (and Assessment)

Assessment choices this year
Algebra Options
Geometry Options
ELA Options: option of both tests expanded to this year. We will update the Regional chart for tracking our decisions
Minimum requirements for facilitated/regional scoring - will need to have an adequate number of participants to be able to facilitate clusters
Regional scoring update

Professional Practice (APPR and Pedagogy)

Lead Evaluator Training
Principal Evaluator Training
Book Read
Discussion of chapters 3 & 4
Michael Fullan explains the Three Keys in this video


DTSDE Rubric and Process
Explore the rubric and process
CSA committee exploring use in a SACI-like process
Regional Vision Update (page)
Community and Board presentations continue
Innovation Tech 
Hartnett location update
PBL NY 2015 advance information
Edutopia participation
Buck Institute for Education participation
New Tech Network participation
Sam Saidel
Sarah Brown Wessling
Michael Gorman
Suzie Boss
Tony Wagner
More confirmations

Professional Learning Community
Planning series of Interactive Video Conferences to Connect Mike Mattos to PLC at Work Institute
Tim Brown, January 14, 2015 , 4:00-5:30 pm, Rodax 8 Large Conference Room
Ken Williams, March 4, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm, Rodax 8 Large Conference Room
A PLC Approach to Behavior, David Karam & Jim Wright, May 7, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm, Rodax 8 Large Conference Room
Anthony Muhammad, June 17, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm, Rodax 8 Large Conference Room
The PLC at Work Institute is August 12-14, 2105. It is now being advertised by Solution Tree. Don't sign up with them, however. BOCES has discounted seats (not active yet).


District Race to the Top Planning & Self-Assessment
Resources you can use, including maps, plans, and assessment tools
What have you been able to do?
Resources to help you with this are posted.

Future Meeting Planning

The next BCIC meeting is January 8th in the Rodax 8 Large Conference Room.