Contact: Liane Benedict (315) 963-4246
Staff Development Coordinator
Barbara Recchio-Demmin (315) 963-4416
School Quality Research Specialist
Oswego BOCES Research, Planning, and School Improvement Departments are referred to as Research and Data Informing Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment, & Leadership (RADI2CAL). The mission is to support the process of school improvement by utilizing data to create learning opportunities for educators that improve instructional practices for all students.
School Improvement under the RADI2CALcombined services promotes school improvement through data driven planning linked to best practices. Services include:
- Leadership/School Improvement
- Coordination and Supervision of all RADI2CAL Services
- Network Team planning and coordination in support of Race To The Top initiatives
- Staff/Curriculum Development Network liaisons
- Oswego County Curriculum & Instruction Committee facilitation
- Oswego County Leadership meetings facilitation
- Oswego County Leadership support and development
- Administrative mentoring support and facilitation
- Facilitation and coordination of district and team planning initiatives
- School Board development and facilitation
- Research & sharing of best practices
- Facilitating of faculty meetings and topic overviews as requested
- Maintain listservs & online learning/communities for ongoing communication
- Oswego County Literacy Network facilitation
- Oswego County Math Network facilitation
- Scoring Leader and Table Facilitator Training for ELA & Math
- Regional Scoring participation and facilitation, as requested
- County wide support and SED liaison during scoring
- Consultation Services
- Staff service for your district including telephone support (off-site consultation)
- On-going support and visitations with district staff
Staff Development offerings are developed to meet the needs of the districts. In addition to pre-planned offerings, custom work can be requested and organized through this service. Some topics covered in our offerings may include but are not limited to:
- Technology Integration
- Effective AIS Practices/RTI Support
- Strategies & Support for New Teachers
- Mentoring/Coaching for Excellence
- Cognitive Coaching – Foundation Training, skill modules, refreshers
- Mentor Teacher Training
- Literacy & Math Support
- Facilitation of book studies and professional learning communities
- Data Analysis for School Improvement Planning
- Training of staff in grant basics
Partners for Education and Business
This service is designed to formalize, through a shared service, the Partners for Education and Business (PEB) consortium of districts that began with Goals 2000 funds and has existed for the past 10 years. During that time districts have been consortium participants and other districts have contracted with PEB for individual services for their schools. On average, 5,000 students and their teachers have participated per year in services such as school–business partnerships, job shadowing, internships, career fairs (speakers), career expo, industry tours, etc. which have been coordinated by PEB.
The service consists of a registration fee and a menu of services, based on the needs of the district. Regardless of the level of service selected, all districts participating will receive:
access to professional development opportunities and grant opportunities;
updates on workforce development trends, regional activities;
awards program, including Student of the Year; and
forum with leaders from business/industry.
Team Sheldon is a collaboration between SUNY Oswego’s Department of Education and the participating component school districts. Team Sheldon meets to enhance communication and programs supported by both the university and educators in the field.
One to one mentors are matched with administrators to help support and facilitate growth and skill sets of future leaders.
CNY Education Consortium
The Greater Central New York Education Consortium is a planning group comprised of chief executives of school districts, BOCES, higher education, and business institutions in the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison, Oswego, Cayuga-Onondaga, Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer, Madison-Oneida, and Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES ’ regions. Its purpose is to build connections between the area’s colleges and universities and its elementary and secondary schools to strengthen the delivery of educational services for the Central New York community.
Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator
(a.k.a. Itinerant Staff Development Specialist)
Districts are provided on-site coordination of curriculum and staff development efforts at the requested percentage of FTE (not to exceed .6). Specific responsibilities would be mutually developed by the BOCES School Improvement program and the local district, and may include coordination and facilitation of district curriculum initiatives, provision of support and mentoring of new teachers and/or facilitation of improvement initiatives.