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Conferences and Workshops

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Please note: This is the last Re-Certification for Lead Evaluators this school year.  If you have not yet received the training this year, please register!
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Odyssey of the Mind

Best wishes to all of our regional Odyssey of the Mind teams that will be competing in the NYS Tournament in Binghamton, NY on April 7!

Regional Scoring 

ELA Testing Dates:

April 18, Grades 3,5,7 at Watertown Campus
April 19, Grades 4,6,8 at Watertown Campus

Math Testing Date:
May 14, grades 3-8 at Carthage Middle School

Districts have been provided further information regarding regional scoring.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Jana Rogers.

Scoring Facilitator Training for ELA:
Grades 3-5: Registration
Grades 6-8: Registration

Scoring Facilitator Training for Math: 
Grades 3-5: Registration
Grades 6-8: Registration

NYSED CBT Support Page: Subscribe to their listserv, access question samplers, and much more
English Language Learners
PLATO Software and Credit Recovery - Summer School - April 16
New NYS Fine Arts Standards - Music & Theater, May 2
New NYS Fine Arts Standards - Visual and Media Arts - May 3
Online Summer School Administration and Coordinator Overview - May 7
PLATO Software- Refresher Course- May 7
STEAM Workshop- Japanese Book Binding, May 14
Concussion Support - Return to School and Play - May 14
Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification - May 16
Lead Evaluator - Initial Certification - May 17
Comprehensible Input - May 18
iStation- Supporting your learners Lunch n' Learn- May 18
iStation- Supporting your learners Lunch n' Learn- May 21
Introduction to ELL's Online Course - May 22
Math Network - May 22
Teaching Artistic Behavior (TAB) - May 23

This list of student engagement innovations is curated by Harvard University. There are some great tips and tricks to try that are quick and easy. is a great resource for teaching grammar! It is a fun, personalized and adaptive tool to help students improve their grammar and writing skills.  Students can select their interests so that their work is personalized and relevant.  Teachers can connect to students and give assignments, and instantly receive feedback and track progress.  NoRedInk provides instant remediation and directs students to more practice on needed skills.

Virtual Field Trip Spotlight

The Homestead Act had a huge impact on the United States.  In this field trip Park Rangers will examine the requirements to claim land under the Homestead Act of 1862 and the differences in a  school day today and in 1872. Designed for grades K-5.
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