Professional Development


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Summer Session:

July 24 & 25 and
July 31 & August 1

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A Note from the Director


The Staff and Curriculum Development department at the Madison-Oneida BOCES is committed to providing continued interpretation, guidance, and support on initiatives from the New York State Education Department. Over the past two years members of our department have been attending the Statewide Professional Development Network meetings for ELA, math, science, social studies and TLE (Teacher Lead Evaluator). The purpose of these meetings is to provide us with firsthand information and a consistent professional development platform across New York State on new developments, most notably: the future implementation of the Next Generation ELA and Math Standards, the Social Studies Framework, the NYS Science Learning Standards, and APPR Teacher Lead Evaluator responsibilities, and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),

Also during the 2016-17 school year, Staff and Curriculum Development Department had the opportunity to train over 120 teachers in Project-Based Learning (PBL). During the summer of 2017, we also provided the region's principals with a "PBL for Administrators" training so that they would have an awareness of the "Why" and "What" of PBL-a tutorial of the essential elements in the development of a PBL unit. A new opportunity for educators during 2017-18 will be a Problem-Based Learning workshop designed specifically for math teachers.

Our region was also fortunate that a Professional Learning Community for those trained in PBL was established and implemented during the 2016-17 school year. We anticipate providing the necessary support during 2017-18 for the expansion of the PBL Professional Learning Community as we train more educators to develop PBL units. The PBL PLC will provide a wonderful opportunity for teachers to collaborate and share their experiences as they implement their PBL units.

We welcome your inquires for any information and assistance that our department may provide, and we appreciate your continued support of programs designed to address your interests and needs. For further information on our offerings, or to request professional development services, please do not hesitate to contact us at or at 315-361-5550. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @SCDatMOB


Ed Rinaldo

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All workshops are held at the TriPlexus Conference Room (Rm. 105, T8 entrance) unless otherwise indicated.

Project Based Learning


July 24, 25
July 31 & August 1, 2018

Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Google Expeditions

July 24, 2018 8:30 - 11:30 Costello Center

Become a Virtual Reality Storyteller: Shift the Use of VR in Your Classroom

VR Storyteller

July 24, 2018
12:00 - 3:00
Costello Center

Stream It, Teach It! Unleash the Power of the MOBOCES Streaming Video Collection

Stream It

July 25, 2018
8:30 - 11:30
Costello Center

Meet the Bots!
Getting Started with Coding in the K-6 Classroom

Meet the Bots

July 25, 2018
12:00 - 3:00
Costello Center

Coding Demystified: Learn Coding Basics to Support Students as Computational Thinkers
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August 1, 2018
Costello Center

Sphero Newbie: Integrating Sphero +Sprl Robots in the Classroom

August 2, 2018
Costello Center

Sphero Hero: Integrating Sphero +Sprk Robots in the Classroom

August 2, 2018
Costello Center

Building Awareness for Next Generation Math

Level I - August 14, K-5 August 14, 6-12
Level II - August 15, K-5 August 15, 6-12
K-5 Sessions: 8:30-11:30
6-12 Sessions: 12:00-3:00

Toy Takeapart

August 21, 2018
Costello Center

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