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1. New Features of Google Classroom & Meet (ONLINE)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/20/2021

Google has been busy updating and upgrading what was once called, "Google Apps for Education.” With its new name ("Google Workspace for Education”) comes some useful and much-requested features. In this 3 hour course you will become familiar with them and share ideas on your optimal use of these tools with your classmates in the course.
NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. Optional "live” sessions will be held each week, at the request of participants.This course begins on September 20, and participants have until October 11 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

2. Software Series: Introducing TYTO Online (Where Students Do Science) Option 1: AM Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/22/2021

Built specifically with NGSS standards in mind, TYTO is an online immersive platform where students engage in "storylines” that start with anchoring phenomena that they directly interact with. Students collect evidence and conduct experiments to solve a problem, then build arguments or explanations from the evidence. TYTO online uses elements from video game design to provide a truly interactive and immersive experience for students. Current content modules include cells to organisms, growth and genetics, ecology, and weather and climate.
Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

3. Software Series: Edpuzzle as a Learning Tool

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/28/2021

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This webinar will present ways to use this versatile tool to maximize student learning, rather than for assessment purposes. There is so much video content available today but very often the video misses the mark. Use Edpuzzle to scaffold, enhance and extend your students' learning. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

4. Software Series: Smart-Lumio

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/28/2021

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Do you love SmartNotebook? Join me to discover the online version, Lumio, that delivers engaging lessons - no matter where your learners are. Lumio is the digital learning tool for transforming lessons into active, collaborative learning experiences that engage students on their own devices. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

5. Software Series: Introducing the LEGO Learning System

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/29/2021

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2021 has been a transformative year for LEGO Education with the introduction of many new programs & resources to support integrated STEAM instruction. In this session you will learn about the LEGO Learning System and it's full continuum of scaffolded programs, as well as taking a closer look at SPIKE Essential - LEGO Education's all-new K-5 instructional program.
Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

6. AImsweb SEL Overview

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/29/2021

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7. Software Series: Start The Year with Clarity (Brightbytes) (OPTION 1 October 5)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/5/2021

Many of you have used T&L in the past - but many of you are new to your role and/or it's been some time since you've engaged with BrightBytes. During this session, Glen Zollman from BrightBytes will provide attendees with:
  • An overview of the BrightBytes platform - including both the traditional Technology & Learning (T&L) module as well as the Modern Technology & Learning Solution (MLS) solution. Your district has the option to choose between using one of these two solutions for collecting data this year.
  • A walkthrough of how to administer a data collection. A Collection Kickoff Guide will also be provided to help support districts through this process.
  • An opportunity to discuss how the BrightBytes data can inform and measure progress on your revised tech plans - due in June of 2022.
    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.
  • 8. Unpacking CS/Digital Fluency Standards (ONLINE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/6/2021

    The New York State K12 Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards were adopted by the Board of Regents in December 2020 and beginning September 2021, districts will be encouraged to focus on curriculum development, resource acquisition, and professional development. This three hour session will effectively help you "unpack" the key concepts and subconcepts K-12. Successful completion of this course will help participants anticipate how these standards can be addressed in various disciplines.
    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 6, and participants have until October 27 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

    9. Start a District Esports Program

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/7/2021

    Have you been curious about what it takes to start and maintain a district esports program or club? You may need help in navigating all the possible considerations: from soliciting interest and recruiting students, to selecting appropriate games, to ensuring a supportive technical and facility infrastructure. There are many moving parts, whether you are interested in a middle school club or a competitive high school program. Join us for an information session on how to get started. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

    10. Software Series: WeVideo

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/12/2021

    Easy to use, and applicable for all grades and subject areas, WeVideo has the fun, creative tools that teachers and students love: video creator, screen & webcam capture, green screen, podcasting, slideshows, voice over, GIF maker, animation and more. WeVideo has the mission critical features required by district leaders in curriculum and IT: privacy and security compliances, cloud based, any device, integrations, collaboration, member management and account administration. It's a swiss army knife of creativity that allows for voice and choice, and allows your district to invest in one great platform for maximum utilization and ROI. The only digital media creativity platform built specifically for K12, WeVideo offers extensive educator-specific support and training. Find out why millions of students and teachers are creating with WeVideo for Schools! Check out this short video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcYn2o0jmj0 Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

    11. Software Series: Start The Year with Clarity (Brightbytes) (OPTION 2 October 14)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/14/2021

    Many of you have used T&L in the past - but many of you are new to your role and/or it's been some time since you've engaged with BrightBytes. During this session, Glen Zollman from BrightBytes will provide attendees with:
  • An overview of the BrightBytes platform - including both the traditional Technology & Learning (T&L) module as well as the Modern Technology & Learning Solution (MLS) solution. Your district has the option to choose between using one of these two solutions for collecting data this year.
  • A walkthrough of how to administer a data collection. A Collection Kickoff Guide will also be provided to help support districts through this process.
  • An opportunity to discuss how the BrightBytes data can inform and measure progress on your revised tech plans - due in June of 2022.
    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.
  • 12. Sketchnoting in the Classroom (ONLINE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/18/2021

    You don't have to be an artist to sketchnote! Teach students how to doodle their way to building a visual connection from their existing background knowledge to the new material through sketchnoting. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on October 18, and participants have until October 28 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

    13. The 1:1 Classroom: Now What? (ONLINE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/19/2021

    In this 3 hour course, participants will be exposed to strategies that maximize the benefits of a 1:1 Chromebook classroom. The course will consist of readings, videos and discussions, with plenty of examples that can be modified for your own use. An optional "live” session will be held each week for those interested.
    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. Optional "live” sessions will be held each week, at the request of participants.This course begins on October 19, and participants have until November 11 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

    14. Software Series: Newsela

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/19/2021

    Newsela offers non fiction articles on current events to myths and legends. Adjustable Lexile levels are available for every text (and quiz). Assessment features offer a flexible way for students to demonstrate what they've learned, to practice their close reading skills, and to use their writing to analyze and discuss what they've read. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

    15. Jump Start Project Based Learning (ONLINE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/20/2021

    The Buck Institute for Education (https://www.pblworks.org/) identifies seven key design elements of project based learning: challenging problem or question, sustained inquiry, authenticity, student voice and choice, reflection, critique and revision, and creating a public product. As we return to in-person instruction, you may be looking for ways to reconnect and re-engage students in highly social and collaborative environments, and combat "screen fatigue” while still using technology in meaningful ways. This three hour online workshop will present a practical approach to designing, managing and assessing PBL projects and mini-projects, supported by various examples and planning templates.
    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 20, and participants have until November 10 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

    16. Take it Outdoors Series: The One with the Goose (Goosechase/Geocaching)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/21/2021

    Spaces - whether indoors, outdoors, virtual, or in person - are worth considering as part of the instructional design process. There's also an intrinsic value to being outdoors: it's good for students' social, emotional, and mental well-being, even more so as they return to school after several traumatic months. Having students learning outdoors is not new, and mobile technology has given all of us plenty of reasons to enjoy the great outdoors. In this second of a series focusing on learning outdoors with technology, we will dive deeper into using Goosechase and Geocaching apps in various disciplines.

    17. Mastering Nearpod (ONLINE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/25/2021

    Nearpod is a great way to keep your students engaged with different types of activities within your lesson. In this online course, you will go on a journey through Nearpod that culminates in creating a usable lesson for your classroom. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 25, and participants have until November 5 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

    18. Software Series: NoRed Ink

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/26/2021

    NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.