RSS In Action

The TST BOCES Regional School Success Team leads and supports school districts in their efforts to provide the best possible learning environment for every student. We help create a regional community where all our students are robustly included and affirmed, and every student achieves meaningful outcomes. Our work is research-informed, and our team is committed to continuing to use student-outcome data to improve our services.

RSS Services include:

  • Curriculum, instruction, assessment, leadership planning, support, and professional development

  • Instructional Technology planning, support, and professional development

  • School Library Systems

  • Environmental Education

  • Gifted and Talented

  • Extra Curricular

  • Itinerant teachers and leaders

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Part-Time Instructors

We offer itinerant services to school districts in need of part-time instructors. Itinerants are professional teachers and/or administrators who provide shared services to typically two or more districts.  When a school district is unable to generate a full-time position, they may enter into a shared service agreement with another district with a similar need for part-time instruction by requesting that TST BOCES initiate a shared itinerant service.

TST BOCES serves as the employer and as such coordinates the recruiting, hiring, budgeting and supervision of the staff person to be shared by the requesting districts. 

Itinerant professionals provide services in a variety of ways; some are in different districts on alternating days of the week, and others work in the morning in one district and in the afternoon in another. The terms and conditions for each program are determined by the New York State Education Department. 

Itinerant services cannot be provided to teach the core academic subjects (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies). Our department currently offers itinerant service CO-SERS to component school districts in the areas of Art, English as a Second Language, Home and Careers/Business, Music, School Counseling, Language Teachers in Spanish and French, and Coordination of Curriculum.

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Community Connections

A Teacher Inquiry Community Join us as we explore our practice and energize our teaching. We are a small community of teachers who engage in systematic study of our own teaching. We emphasize the unique expertise of teachers in generating classroom-based knowledge and offer time, space, community, and methodological support for teachers to conduct their own research projects. Benefits of Participation In exchange for their work, Fellows will receive a stipend of $500 at the conclusion of the academic year. In addition, Fellows will enjoy: • greater familiarity with current research. • mentoring in a variety of data collection methods and analysis techniques. • skills for sharing professional learning. • a new network of colleagues who are committed to professional growth. • professional invigoration. Anticipated Meeting Dates (4:00 to 6:00 p.m.) To Apply If you are interested in serving as a Fellow, please complete the online application here. For priority consideration, please submit your application by August 28, 2023. Commitments and Responsibilities of Teacher Research Fellows As part of joining the Teacher Research Fellows Inquiry Group, you will be committing to the following professional activities. Each Fellow will • Attend monthly meetings of the inquiry group, scheduled once per month through the 2023-2024 academic year. • Develop a teacher research question or project to be explored through the year, with progress reported and analyzed at meetings. • Support other teachers as they engage in inquiry about their practice. • Complete readings and assignments, including time collecting and analyzing evidence related to the project. • Share the results of the teacher research project with the professional community. September 19, 2023 October 10, 2023 November 7, 2023 December 5, 2023 January 9, 2024 February 6, 2024 March 5, 2024 April 16, 2024 May 7, 2024 June 4, 2024