November 19 - 9am to 1pm - Southern Tier West, Salamanca
A recognized expert in the educational technology field, David Jakes will focus on the increased need to develop agile 21st century, personalized and digitally-enhanced learning environments. David works alongside of CannonDesign leaders to expand Education Practice.
David’s educational thought leadership encompasses digital storytelling, cloud-based learning environments and their relationship to physical learning spaces, mobile learning, professional development, and the use and impact of social media in education. His command of social media will enable CannonDesign to be the professional voice in the evolving conversation of primary, secondary, post-graduate and adult education.
"For me, design provides a landscape for innovation; a way to think and rethink what education is and can be, while focusing deeply on the needs of students and their learning," said David.
He has spent the last three decades in education as a teacher, technologist, storyteller and designer, most recently overseeing all technology and library services as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Information Services at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, IL. David is a frequent speaker at national and international educational technology conferences.
Registered participants will receive a copy of Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology, by Richard Halverson and Allan Collins.
Design is a process that can be used by educators to design innovative and human-centered learning experiences. In this session, learn and apply a design thinking approach to the development, implementation, and evaluation of a STEM education program. You’ll learn how the process of design thinking can be used to initiate and sustain organizational change and development, and provide a construct for the creation of creative and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by education. This session will also provide a framework for understanding how the topics of this series can combine to create a new ecology for learning based in an integration of science, technology, engineering and math.
Session Goals: Participants will be able to:
We want to make teaching STEM easier for you and more interesting for your students. As you know, the STEM Kits make learning hands-on with deep content and skills. Now you can pair those experiences with the NYS ELA Domains and Curriculum Modules. Use the kit curriculum for hand-alone science curriculum and/or pair with ELA. Either way, a great way to add context and rich experiences in STEM to your student's learning experience.
Order kits for your classroom today. Kits are delivered to any CA BOCES Region classroom (in participating schools only).
Visit our website for more information: http://caboces.org/mst
STEM Kit Correlation to NYS ELA Domains/Modules
() indicates grade level kit was designed for if different from the ELA grade level listed, so adjustments may be necessary to fit student needs. “Pending” indicates a kit that we are in the process of creating.
The term "grit" has been floating around in the educational realm quite a bit lately. Not only do the article and the TED talk linked below shed some light on its applicability to our work, it's actually also something that can carry over into every aspect of our lives. You'll find that the TED talk is quick and engaging, while the article is certainly more weighty.
What is Grit? Watch this: http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_grit
Here's an article too: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/what-if-the-secret-to-success-is-failure.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Now you can assess your own Grit:
With each new school year, character education becomes a primary focus for both teachers and district administration. Building that sense of mutual respect can be a challenge during the initial weeks of school. Getting students back into the swing of things takes time, but strong character education programs kick the school year off right. At both Washington West and East View Elementary Schools in Olean, NY, respect and teamwork became the center of attention at school wide assemblies held at the buildings this September. With the help of St. Bonaventure University and the Athletics Department, student athletes became the focus for a conversation on being husky-pups of good character.
Be the tradition. Those were the words that resonated through the halls of the elementary buildings this past month. St. Bonaventure’s Director of Marketing and Promotions, Seth Johnson, spoke about the importance of maintaining a long-standing tradition of respect, teamwork and good character. He encouraged students to do as the athletes at SBU do – work hard, respect the advice of their teachers, their parents, and their coaches – carrying on this tradition in every aspect of their lives. Johnson, who was once a member of the long-standing tradition at Bonaventure as a member of the organization’s Men’s Swimming and Diving Team, rallied the students around the idea of being a part of a tradition that fosters great character and great citizens of the Olean community at large.
Jennifer Pangborn is an Instructional Staff Specialist for CA BOCES and the K-12 Curriculum Coordinator for Bolivar-Richburg Central School. Having been in education for 13 years, Jennifer has taught every grade K-8 including technology, RtI, and special education. Having served as a teacher consultant and curriculum writer for Frederick County Public Schools, MD has provided an array of experiences leading to a 2010 Who’s Who Women in Education, and 2011 Master Teacher Award for Frederick County.
Deciding to pursue a Master’s in Educational Leadership was a natural next step in continuing a career during this critical third wave of educational reform. Returning back to the WNY area in 2013, having the experience from the number one district in the state of Maryland, she is ready to lead schools through the change process and continues to empower teachers and students. Her passion lies in numbers- data; something every school has. Combined with a passion for leading administrators, and inspiring teachers in this collaborative process, increasing student achievement in our area is her goal.
Engaging Families in the School Community: Olean Elementary Schools take part in Dad’s Take Your Child to School Day
In an effort to engage families and create a stronger tie between the school and community, Olean Elementary Schools took part in the statewide initiative known as Dad’s Take Your Child to School Day. In partnership with Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc., Olean Elementary Schools welcomed approximately 204 parents on September 16 as they brought their child to school.
Dads and/or family members brought their child to school, participated in a raffle for various prizes and enjoyed a nutritious breakfast, all before the start of the school day. Those in attendance also received information about various offerings that encourage more familial involvement in the everyday aspects of their child’s lives. Brian Crawford, principal of East View Elementary spoke of the value in the overall experience: “Having active, involved and engaged mothers and fathers is critical to the success and well being of a child. Children need love from both their mom and dad and in some of our families one parent serves both roles. This was a day to celebrate the fathers who embrace their responsibility as dads.”
On Tuesday, September 16, twenty-three Pre-K teachers from the local area came together to learn about the PK Math Modules. Teachers were asked to revisit the PK math common core standards and look at the standards through the lens of Focus. Teachers focused on the major clusters- areas of intensive focus, where students need fluent understanding and application of the core concepts (approximately 70%). The teachers were introduced to supporting clusters and additional clusters. Teachers were asked to use the placemat as a guidance to inform instructional decisions regarding time and other resources spent on clusters of varying degrees of emphasis.
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