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BCIC March 2015

Here is the agenda (and minutes) for the March 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, including information about
Counseling plans
Part 154
Legislative Updates
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (CI&A) (webpage)
To view the current listing, click here.
Instructional Technology & Design at the CNYRIC (webpage)
On 3/19, ITD TALKS welcomes a panel of flipped classroom practitioners to discuss the process by which they have transformed their instruction and the impact it has had on student learning. See the link below to view some videos each of the panelists has created in anticipation of the event. It is not too late to register.
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, May 19th
Higher Education
CNY NYS ASCD (webpage) meeting schedule for the year:
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: Liverpool District Office.
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
Regional Summer School (slides are located within the month's BCIC slide deck)
SWD plans
Registration/SIS system is changing

District Sharing

March: Lyncourt shared information about the PLC and RtI work they've been engaged in for several years.
April: Cazenovia

Standards (and Curriculum)

Social Studies
Social Studies Leadership Network (dates listed here)
Getting Ready for Social Studies regional project
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
Literacy Leadership Network (next meeting is March 18th)
LETRS - investigating further
Wilson -- too costly
Still collecting information about math programs 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.
However, we are only adding some content to the NGSS, otherwise they will be our standards.
A draft of the NYSSLS might get to the Regents in the winter but that is an ambitious timetable
A process that is similar to science will be employed
The standards are right behind science in the queue; the Board of Regents will soon consider the process for adaptation

Data (and Assessment)

Assessment choices this year
We updated the chart which indicates the assessment decisions that districts are making.
Please update the Regional chart if you were not at the meeting.
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?
It was suggested that we focus on this in BCIC next year, including discussions and a possible common book read.

Professional Practice (APPR and Pedagogy)

Lead Evaluator Training
Principal Evaluator Training
Book Read
We finished our discussion of the Fullan book, It was suggested that we read a book about standards-based grading, next.
Response to Intervention - we did not get to do this because we ran out of time
Reconnect to Mike Mattos and his message
Roundtable about practices and approaches
DTSDE 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)
Post-BCIC session about long-term planning for PBL and deeper learning: April 16th, 10:30-11:30a
PBL NY 2015 advance information Registration is up!
Components $450
Non-components $550
Out-of-state $650
PBL 401 , 402, and 403 leadership training and coaching will be offered later in the year, following the presentations to all principal groups Summer PBL 101 information and registration is ready
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
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, 2015. Registration for the discounted (through school improvement) seats is now active.


Secondary Counselors Event
November 3rd at OCC
Liz Murray keynote address
Workshops/breakouts about a variety of topics
Not sure of cost -- looking for sponsors
Teacher Leadership Conference
Evening of May 26th, Drumlins (as usual)
6th Annual
Tim Kremer keynote
Poster Sessions
Teacher leader-led breakout sessions
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 April 16th in the Rodax 8 Large Conference Room.  At the April meeting, RTI will be the focus. The May meeting will be canceled in favor of Jay McTighe's session.