Career Skills Students Climbing Higher

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Nine students from Smith School’s Career Skills program were given the opportunity to learn rock climbing at the Cornell University Lindseth Climbing Center. Over the course of five visits, including one training session, the students were able to practice climbing and push themselves with a challenge they may not have a chance to take on […]

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Turning Point students delve into design with 3D printing

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Turning Point elementary and middle school students are learning how to design objects and use 3D printers to make them. In the Smith School library, students use a program called BlocksCAD to render three-dimensional objects. The program is named for a coding interface that represents instructions as blocks. Students design 3D models by coding the […]

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TST BOCES Hosts Visitors From Hong Kong Education Bureau

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Two representatives of the Hong Kong Education Bureau recently toured TST BOCES to learn about different ways TST BOCES provides education and career preparation for students with intellectual disabilities. Bell Ng and Theresa Wong visited TST BOCES’ campus to talk to administrators and teachers from a variety of exceptional education and career and technical education […]

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NYSAA Training for Regional Educators

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Training for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) was held at TST BOCES in Smith School on December 13. NYSAA is part of the New York State testing program that measures the attainment of the State’s alternate learning standards in the areas of English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science for all students with […]

Hour of Code in Smith School

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Smith School students participated in the “Hour of Code,” a grassroots campaign designed to encourage wider participation in computer science. Jennifer Merkle’s Turning Point high school class hosted students from other classes who visited to partake in a variety of coding-based activities. Students were able to play with programmable Ozobots, engage with activities from the […]

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Cornell Educational Psychology Class Partners with Career Skills Program

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The TST BOCES Career Skills Program continues a collaboration with the Cornell University Educational Psychology class that provides a unique educational opportunity for students in both programs. Students from Career Skills are paired up with “college buddies” in the Educational Psychology class, a course taught by senior lecturer Dr. Bryan Duff. Each week the Career […]

Smith School Students Help on Stewart Park Construction Project

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A group of Smith School students volunteered at Stewart Park September 14 to participate in the construction of a new playground. The project is being led by the Friends of Stewart Park, a public nonprofit organization formed in 2011, and aims to enhance the park as a welcoming space for families and children of all […]

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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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Dr. Larry Brendtro Speaks to TST BOCES Staff

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Influential educator and author Larry Brendtro, Ph.D. was the keynote speaker at the TST BOCES superintendent’s conference day kicking off the 2018-2019 school year. Dr. Brendtro was instrumental in the development and circulation of the Circle of Courage model, which is used as a guiding principle at TST BOCES in Smith School. The Circle of […]