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BCIC February 2015

Here is the agenda (and minutes) for the February 12, 2015, 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)
The next ITD Talks session is a panel about the flipped classroom model.
The recent Beyond the Buzz was distributed. It suggests trends in technology integration.
Teacher Centers
Michael Grinder
April 29th Avoiding Adversarial Situations for Administrators and Teacher Leaders
April 30th Avoiding Adversarial Situations - the Culture of Influence (Teachers)
Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools
Kathleen Budge
Takes it to practical level
May 19th
Echoes and Reflections Holocaust PD
February 27, Cortland
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
March 27, 2015: Culture, Purpose, and Structured Teaching, a blended learning conference with Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. West Genesee High School is one of the locations. Click here for more information.
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 (SLS)
CCD ebooks flyer

District Sharing

February: Liverpool shared information about Standards-Based reporting and homework (link to slides)
March: Lyncourt will share information about PLC and RtI
April: Cazenovia

Standards (and Curriculum)

Social Studies
Social Studies Leadership Network (dates listed here)
Getting Ready for Social Studies regional project
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 
PBL 101 cohorts are being added (and filling up) as fast as possible
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 have occurred at all Principal Meetings
PBL 401 , 402, and 403 leadership training and coaching will be offered later in the year, following the presentations to all principal groups
Literacy Leadership Network (next meeting is February 25th)
Still collecting information about math program used in districts.
Click here to submit
Visit here to see the responses
Geometry implementation groups are working
A2 groups are underway
Adaptation, not adoption.
A draft of the NYSSLS might get to the Regents in January

Data (and Assessment)

Assessment choices this year
Any changes in thinking?
Observations from January administrations?
Please update the Regional chart for tracking our decisions
Standards-Based Grading and Reporting
Fall, 2015 offerings (with CiTi and CNY/Oswego Teacher Center?)
November 3rd Regional Conference Day Event with Guskey and Jung?
O'Connor and Dueck have also been contacted. How to pay?

Professional Practice (APPR and Pedagogy)

Lead Evaluator Training
Principal Evaluator Training
Book Read
We again postponed our discussion of chapters 3 & 4 and 5. Next time or else!


DTSDE Rubric and Process
Explored the rubric and process
CSA committee exploring use in a SACI-like process (Lyncourt, West Genesee, McGraw, ESM, Cincinnatus, JD, OCS, Homer, Marcellus, DeRuyter)
Regional Vision Update (page)
No PBL 101 embedded (but available in summer)
Expanded format (optional endnotes)
Registration by the end of the month
Components $450
Non-components $550
Out-of-state $650
Innovation Tech 
Working with southern CSAs to find a New Tech South location -- looking to stay on the timetable with September 2016 opening

Professional Learning Community
Planning series of Interactive Video Conferences to Connect Mike Mattos to PLC at Work Institute
Ken Williams, March 4, 2015, 4:00-5:30 pm, Rodax 8 Large Conference Room
Tim Brown, April 22, 2015 , 4:00-6:00 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. Registration for the discounted (through school improvement) seats is now active.
Registration is staged: 
OCM only through February 15th
Mid-State JMT through March 15th
NY afterward (if remaining)


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 March 12th in the Rodax 8 Large Conference Room.  At the March meeting, RTI will be the focus.