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TST BOCES Adult Education New Location

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The Adult Education program has a new home in the heart of downtown Ithaca at the Tompkins Cortland Community College Ithaca Extension Center in Tioga Place. The Tioga Place building, located directly above the Commons at 118 North Tioga Street, now houses TST BOCES Adult Education administrative offices and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms. […]

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National Board Certification Info Workshop

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Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. As a National Board Certified Teacher, you will join the ranks of the nation’s most accomplished teachers who help students develop the necessary skills to thrive in school, in the workplace and in the 21st century global economy! Let us […]

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TST BOCES Faculty Participate in Whole Life Challenge

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Starting January 20, 2018 participating TST BOCES staff members will compete in the Whole Life Challenge to encourage a healthier lifestyle. The Whole Life Challenge is broken down into seven categories, called “habits,” such as nutrition, exercise, sleep and well-being. Participants set goals according to their lifestyles and earn points daily for each habit they […]

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ESL Student Receives Honor From NYACCE

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Fodé Mara, a student in the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program at TST BOCES was recently honored with a Student of the Year award by the New York Association of Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE). A banquet and award ceremony was held to recognize Mara and 19 other recipients on October 17, […]

ESL Students Learn Woodworking Skills While Practicing English

ESL Students Learn Woodworking Skills While Practicing English

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Seven female students from the BOCES ESL program took part in the Hammerstone Carpentry School for Women’s one-day class for immigrants and refugees.  The group of women from Burma, Mexico, Peru and China were able to practice English and learn new words while also learning new skills as they built their own windowsill flowerboxes. It was the […]

Student Volunteers

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Several students in our program are volunteering in our office in order to get experience working in an English-speaking environment. We are always looking for more volunteers. Please talk to Julie or Hilary if you are interested.

Varna Playground Project

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We went to Varna on May 15 to help make a playground. We wore work gloves, because we worked. We broke the ground with a pick axe, because we needed to flatten the ground.  We shoveled the ground to flatten the dirt. We raked the rocks because we needed to remove the rocks. We put […]

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Trip

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On April 30, our class went to visit the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. We started the tour by meeting our teacher’s friend, Susan, who loves birds and knows a lot about them. She talked to us about different kind of birds and told us how they migrate to South America in the winter and […]

Scheffer Organic Dairy Farm Trip

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On April 24, the Level 5 students went to visit Scheffler’s Organic Dairy Farm located in Groton, NY. It is about 20 minutes by car from Ithaca. Ed and Eileen showed us how to milk a cow and what kind of crops they grow such as corn, soy bean and sunflowers. They explained the difference between an […]

Fire Station Field Trip

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Two firefighters, a man and a woman, talked about their uniforms. They weigh about 50 pounds. They need to put on their uniform in two minutes. They also wear a tank of oxygen on their back. When it runs out of air it beeps. It also beeps when the firefighter hasn’t moved for a few […]