Skip to Main Content
Free CDL-A Training!
ONC BOCES is offering free CDL-A training to ten CTE graduates. Eligibility Requirements: CTE Graduate at NCOC or OAOC; 21 years of age or older
Winners will be selected randomly.

Otsego Northern Catskills



Professional Learning

Professional Learning

The Professional Learning Specialists work with component schools to provide specialized support in a number of areas. These areas include, but are not limited to:

Standards-based instruction
Research-based instructional practices
Data-driven instruction
District data coordination for state and federal reporting purposes
Implementation and effective use of technology

In addition, Professional Learning Specialists receive training on and provide regional support for:

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)
Scoring of 3-8 ELA and Math state assessments

They also provide regional workshops on a variety of instructional topics. 

Click here for Catalog of available Professional Learning workshops of workshops available.

Meet our staff:
Nate Jones, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and Professional Learning
Kathy Smith, Interim Director of Professional Development
Jessica Cook, Professional Learning Specialist & District Data Coordinator & DASA Certified Instructor
Maizy Jaklitsch, Professional Learning Specialist, District Data Coordinator & DASA Certified Instructor
Brian DeBoyace, Professional Learning Specialist & Educational Technology Specialist
Carolyn Cooper, Professional Learning Specialist 
Audra DeSilva, Administrative Support

Workshop Testimonials

"You were great, enthusiastic, great content, interactive."

"Great class. I liked the open conversation and discussion. Very interactive, made it easier to understand bullying. I know about bullying and how kids act on it, but not how to act upon it as a coach. This class helped and was very informative."