• Professional Networks at TST BOCES

    We believe that our professional networks are established to be a mutually supportive and collaborative effort to improve high levels of learning for both students and educators.

     The intention of educator networks is to:

    • Build our knowledge base and skill levels 
    • Engage in best practices and current research
    • Facilitate support for educators in the area
    • Collaborate across the region

    To support educators and the importance of our work, our commitment level and participation must be consistent. TST BOCES is committed to ongoing professional learning opportunities in collaboration with the educators in the region. In order to successfully support one another, we need to provide a fluid process of turn keying information back to our component districts. Participation of our members along with their intentional practices for support across our districts is a key factor in the improved success of our region.

Professional Networks Newsletter

  • Professional Networks October Newsletter

  • Regional ELA P-5 Elementary Literacy Network:

    This group is designed for elementary educators and professionals who have a desire to contribute to the success of literacy instruction in our region. The purpose of the P-5 Elementary Literacy Network is to support, discuss, and lead literacy instruction based on the science of reading. We will participate in conversations that dig deeper into curriculum, instruction, and assessment that supports the success of all students. This network’s framework will pose and answer questions that investigate the use of instruction based on reading research and the reading gap that exists in the United States.

    First meeting: 10/6/20 from 3:00-4:30 - REGISTER HERE

     

    Regional 6-12 Secondary ELA Network:

    This group is designed for secondary educators and professionals who are interested in supporting reading and writing across content areas. The purpose of the 6-12 Secondary ELA Network is to continue strengthening the knowledge base of students as readers and writers to incorporate skills and strategies that support the needs of our intermediate students. Application of English Language Arts skills includes speaking, listening, reading, and writing, which are necessary for success in all subject areas. The network’s framework will support ELA across content areas, research best practices for secondary students, and connect an understanding of ELA skills to promote college and career ready students.

    First meeting: 10/8/20 from 3:00-4:30 - REGISTER HERE

     
    Regional Math Network:

    This group is designed for educators in the region who have a strong interest in math in their buildings and/or districts. The purpose of the Math Leadership Network is to promote communication and collaboration between districts, inform mathematical practices, stay current with NYSED information, and enhance math education in our region by engaging and participating in professional work groups. This network’s framework will include areas regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

    First meeting: 10/14/20 from 3:00-4:30 - REGISTER HERE

     
    Regional Library Media Specialist Network:

    This network of regional Librarians will get updates from SED, the State Library, state, regional and local library networks on shared resources, library funding, professional learning opportunities, and issues that affect library technologies, collections, operations and management. In addition, the network will provide updates and information from the American Library Association Section of School Librarians CNY Chapter. These include conference and workshop opportunities, library advocacy initiatives, outreach programs, public and school library collaborations, and special events.

    First meeting: 10/15/20 from 3:00-4:30 - REGISTER HERE

     
    Regional Coaches Network:

    This group is designed to support leaders of learning who strive to make change to improve student learning. The purpose of the Regional Coaches Network is to provide leaders with tools that encompass mentoring, leading professional development, researching and sharing the science of teaching, and being a positive advocate for changing practice for the success of all students. Regional coaches will create opportunities to build relationships with educators across the region but also cultivate strong support systems among the network.

    First meeting: 10/20/20 from 3:00-4:30 - REGISTER HERE

     
    Regional Social Studies Network:

    This group is designed for educators in the region who have a strong interest in social studies in their buildings and/or districts. The purpose of the Social Studies Leadership Network is to promote communication and collaboration between districts, inform practices, stay current with NYSED information, and enhance social studies education in our region, both elementary and secondary, by engaging and participating in professional work groups. This network’s framework will include areas regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

    First meeting: 10/21/20 from 3:00-4:30 - REGISTER HERE

     

    Regional Science Network:

    This group is designed for people who have a strong interest in taking a leadership role in science. It is recommended that the Science Network group includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. The network’s framework is to position the region to successfully implement the new science standards and build a strong knowledge of the science curriculum.

    First meeting: 10/22/20 from 3:00-4:30 - REGISTER HERE

     

    Regional Art and Music Leaders Network:

    This network is designed for educators that have a strong interest in taking a leadership role in the Arts. It is recommended that the Arts Network group includes teacher leaders (elementary, MS & HS) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the Arts standards as they apply to content specific and cross content correlations. This network will include sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to information from the NYS Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this network is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high quality K-12 Arts Education. Working collaboratively will provide a strong framework to position the regions’ teachers success and effective student growth and outcomes.

    First meeting: 10/22/20 from 3:00-4:30 - REGISTER HERE 

  • TST BOCES Collaborative Forums

    Regional Co-Teaching Task Force:

    Provide a forum to increase awareness and understanding of what co-teaching is, while also providing support to help take our professional practice to the next level. Participants will be provided tips and strategies for building a successful co-teaching environment both on campus, and in virtual classrooms.

    First meeting: 10/6/20 at 8:30am-10:30am - REGISTER HERE

    Regional Computer Science Advisory Group:

    The Regional Computer Science advisory committee will help develop an ecosystem to support equitable, sustainable, rigorous computer science education for every student at all levels. This group will work on changing & enhancing systems to support computer science (using the power of computing to solve problems and express ourselves) , computational thinking (purposeful problem solving strategies), and digital fluency (using digital tools to enhance workflow).

    First meeting: 10/26/20 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm - REGISTER HERE

     Collaborative Forums