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1. [ONLINE] Introduction to Google Drive

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/23/2019

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You're about to register for a 100% online course!

Are you new to Google Drive? This online course will introduce you to the concept of cloud storage, and what Google's solution for organizing your digital files and media is. Course participants will learn about the Google Drive interface and how to upload files, share files and create files using Google Apps. Participants will learn how to create folders, color code and use Google Drives built in search feature to organize and find your work. Using online discussions and assessments you will be able to check for understanding and enrich your knowledge base.
This is a beginner level course aimed at participants with little to no experience with Google Drive.
Prerequisite: A school based Google account and password.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This course is 100% online. LHRIC Model Schools Courses utilize 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.

This course begins on September 23. Participants will have until November 21 to successfully complete all modules, assignments and activities.

2. Product Overview Webinar: Defined STEM (AM session)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/26/2019

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Real-world performance tasks are well suited to meeting the New York Science Learning Standards, New York State Next Generation Standards, and Technology Education Standard 5. They provide hands-on opportunities for students to think critically, problem solve, and use their skills to create and innovate.

Defined STEM provides an online library of pre-built performance tasks that are based on careers and enhances instruction by asking students to apply the knowledge and skills they learned in the classroom to solve a real-world problem.

For more information, visit https://www.definedstem.com/

Registrants will receive webinar instructions prior to start of session.

3. Product Overview Webinar: Defined STEM (PM Session)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/26/2019

NewStarting Soon
Real-world performance tasks are well suited to meeting the New York Science Learning Standards, New York State Next Generation Standards, and Technology Education Standard 5. They provide hands-on opportunities for students to think critically, problem solve, and use their skills to create and innovate.

Defined STEM provides an online library of pre-built performance tasks that are based on careers and enhances instruction by asking students to apply the knowledge and skills they learned in the classroom to solve a real-world problem.

For more information, visit https://www.definedstem.com/

Registrants will receive webinar instructions prior to start of session.

4. eChalk: Drop-in Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/3/2019

Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using eChalk? Join us for this small group session where you will have the time to work independently with support from the LHRIC staff to answer your questions, provide feedback, and offer ideas for new things to try.

Please note: This is not a Facilitator-led session.
Target Audience: eChalk users/subscribers.

5. Rosetta Stone Virtual User Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Teachers and program facilitators with an active Rosetta Stone.

Dates: 10/4/2019


In this Virtual Rosetta Stone User Conference we will explore how teachers and program facilitators can best utilize Rosetta Stone.

Possible training topics may include:

• Grading

• Reporting and Data Analysis

• Blending Rosetta Stone into your classroom

• Additional resources available to teachers

• Explore the Support Portal and additional documentation

Target Audience:
Teachers and program facilitators that have an active Rosetta Stone account.

A link will be forwarded to participants who register prior to the date of the webinar. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

6. [ONLINE] Coding for Cowards - A Scratch Experience for the Interested Novice

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/7/2019

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Many districts have taken a serious look at the role coding exercises can play in developing computational thinking for K-12 students. Most of the highly popular coding environments (Scratch, Tynker, Code.org) are based on "building blocks" that make it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. As students become immersed in coding work, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

This course is geared specifically for those who may not have a formal programming or computer science background, but are open to exploring how the thinking involved in coding can help enhance thinking across all disciplines. Participants will actively engage in programming scenarios where they will become familiar with the Scratch 3.0 interface, commands, and basic coding concepts.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This course is 100% online. LHRIC Model Schools Courses utilize 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.

This course begins on October 7. Participants will have until November 21 to successfully complete all modules, assignments and activities.

7. Brightbytes/Clarity User Groups: Speaking "Data" In Your Districts AM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/8/2019

Brightbytes Technology and Learning data is best implemented as a collaboration across departments and stakeholder groups, yet it is too often isolated to technology departments and personnel. If you have struggled with inviting other stakeholders into the discussion, you might have considered the following questions:

With whom should I share data? How do I know what data to share? How do I know what questions to ask? How do I know how to facilitate a conversation at a faculty meeting or what data points to include in a board presentation? If you have ever noticed data points that simply don't align with what is actually happening, how do you frame the story while maintaining confidence in the data?

Join our Clarity User Groups as we practice initiating and leading the core discussions around the CASE Framework. Brightbytes and LHRIC staff will facilitate hands-on scenarios and drills designed to increase your ability to identify meaningful data points using comparison and filters, and have productive conversations with peers, colleagues and constituents.

8. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/10/2019

Are you new to Google Drive? This session will provide you with an overview of G Suite's various apps (productivity tools), what they are, and how they work. Your documents can be opened and edited from any computer or device connected to the Internet, and shared with others so that you can collaborate in real-time across different locations and times. Prerequisite: Attendees must have a school based Google account

9. IXL User Group Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Current IXL Users

Dates: 10/11/2019


Join us for this 1-hour webinar as we explore IXL' Essential Tools for Daily Instruction.


Topics to be covered:

• Anatomy of a skill: What students see when they work in a skill on IXL

• Understanding the IXL SmartScore

• Strategies for setting SmartScore goals and using the SmartScore to motivate students

• How IXL's curriculum integrates with the Continuous Diagnostic to deliver the best possible information on student learning

• Ways to find skills that support any lesson or learning objective: Grades view, Topics view, Search, Textbook alignments

• Strategies for assigning skills to students

• Using IXL's standards alignments to identify skills that will prepare students for assessments

A link will be forwarded to participants who register prior to the date of the webinar.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mary Lynn Collins-Callanan.

Target Audience: IXL users/subscribers that have an active IXL account.

10. SuccessMaker Annual User Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2019

Please join the LHRIC and our partners from Pearson for our SuccessMaker Annual User Conference. This is an exciting time to connect with other users for best practices, as well hear about some of the new features and releases for SuccessMaker. Also, this year, we will focus on RTI: Tiered Instruction/Intervention.

For any questions regarding this activity please contact: Raheela Baig, at rbaig@lhric.org

*A lite lunch will be provided by Pearson as an appreciation for our wonderful partnership.

11. iLit User Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2019

This session is designed to provide teachers with the critical digital program components they need to ensure success and progress monitoring in the classroom. Please join the LHRIC and our partners from Pearson for our iLit Annual User Conference.

This is an exciting time to connect with other users for best practices, as well hear about some of the new features and releases for iLit. Also, this year, we will focus on RTI, guides and resources. Participants will learn how iLit literacy program strategies can help your struggling students.


For questions regarding this session, please contact: Raheela Baig at rbaig@lhric.org.

12. Blackboard Web Community Manager: Drop-in Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/15/2019

Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using Blackboard's Web Community Manager? Join us for this small group session, where you will have the time to work independently with support from the LHRIC staff to help answer your questions and provide feedback.

Please Note: This is not a Facilitator-led session.
Target Audience: Blackboard Web Community Manager users/subscribers.

13. Ensemble Video User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/16/2019

Please join the LHRIC and our partners at Ensemble Video and ConvergeOne for our 2019 Annual Ensemble Video User Group . This year, we will be joined by Scott Nadzan and Andy Enright to discuss and learn about all of the exciting new product features that directly support our district's classrooms. Additionally, this is an opportunity for our districts to come together and share best practices around the use of Ensemble Video in the classroom.

*A lite breakfast/lunch will be provided by ConvergeOne as a token of appreciation for our wonderful partnership."

14. DreamBox - Virtual Annual User Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/17/2019

In this virtual Dreambox User Group , we will explore the following topics:

• Latest updates on DreamBox

• Blended learning

• How to engage every student

• Monitor your students growth

Interested in exploring other Dreambox topics? Send us an email with any additional topics you would like cover by October 4th.
For questions or to request additional topics to cover during this virtual session, please email Raheela Baig at rbaig@lhric.org.

15. Microsoft One Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/21/2019

New to OneDrive? This workshop will provide you with an overview of OneDrive tools, what they are, and how they work. You will learn how to create, collaborate, and share "in the cloud." All you will need is internet connection so that you can collaborate in real-time without ever having to be in the same place at the same time.

You will learn how to create, collaborate, and share through the office suite online. The morning session will work on these basic fundamentals within Word. In the afternoon, you will have the ability to apply this knowledge to your Office tool of choice: Powerpoint, Excel, etc.

Prerequisite: An O365 account is required.

16. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/22/2019

Google Classroom is an integral component of G Suite, and is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly by automatically creating folders for each assignment in their Drive. This allows Classroom students to keep track of what assignments are due, while having the freedom to begin their work with just one click! We will also explore helpful tools such as research features, peer editing, commenting, and more!

During this session, you will learn Google Classroom fundamentals including the setup and management of your Classroom, how to push assignments out to students, and how to provide real-time feedback and grades without ever leaving the application!

Prerequisite: A Google account for you and your students within a G Suite domain and prior experience using Google Drive is required.

17. Active Learning Center Tour and Open House AM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/25/2019

For four years, the LHRIC Active Learning Center (ALC) has served as a hub of discovery and exploration for those interested in active learning spaces and flexible learning environments.

Join us for an "open house" style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. During these virtual tours, we will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. You are encouraged to bring a colleague or a small team! You will have the opportunity to learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment, and will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist in your own journey, regardless of your starting point.

Take a virtual tour of the LHRIC ALC at http://alc.lhric.org.

18. Breakout EDU

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/29/2019

Breakout EDU is a revolutionary approach that brings gaming into the classroom in an entirely different and meaningful way. These powerful games teach students essential critical thinking skills, teamwork, and complex problem solving. The greatest part about Breakout EDU, is that this concept can be used in ALL content areas! During this session, you will be immersed in a Breakout EDU game, learn how to access pre-made games, facilitate a game of your own, set up a Breakout box, and more!

19. An Introduction to Digital Accessibility: Awareness, Analysis and Action

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/30/2019

Recent updates to Federal guidelines for "accessible" web content have focused greater attention on ensuring access to information and learning for all regardless of auditory, cognitive, physical, speech or visual disabilities. What impact does this have on schools and teachers, and where does one begin? What do school and district web administrators need to be mindful of? How might this impact the work of teachers who are creating more and more digital learning content?

During this full-day session, we will decode the technical guidelines and examine several "getting started" strategies to help ensure that our digital information and learning materials are perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust for our school community at large, students, parents, and staff. Topics relevant for both school/district website administrators and teachers will include: defining alternative text for images and graphics, creating accessible PDFs (as well as alternative strategies), captions and transcripts for videos, and best practices for the use of contrast and color in digital materials.

20. [ONLINE] Getting Started with Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/4/2019

You're about to register for a 100% online course!

How can Google Classroom help students stay organized and engaged? How can it help me, as a teacher stay organized in a digital learning environment? In this class, participants will develop the skills needed to create and manage a Google Classroom, gain an understanding of the ways that it can be applied both in and out of the classroom, and consider ways that blended learning (in a Google Classroom environment) can foster self-directed learning and collaboration. Through specific assignments and online dialogue, participants will be ready to use Google Classroom with fidelity and finesse.
Intended for those with little or no experience with Google Classroom.
Prerequisite: A school based Google account and password.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This course is 100% online. LHRIC Model Schools Courses utilize 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.

This course begins on November 4. Participants will have until November 21 to successfully complete all modules, assignments and activities.

21. Digital Creativity for Wixie Users

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/4/2019

Wixie is a powerful online authoring tool for students and teachers to create original work, collaborate with their peers, and demonstrate understanding.

This half-day session is designed to provide you with dedicated and necessary work time in Wixie, where you can design materials for distribution to your students. We will begin with a demonstration of Wixie's content authoring tools, followed by supported working time for you to create your own lessons.

During this session, you will:

• Learn about Wixie's suite of content creation tools.nbh

• Explore Wixie's new collaboration ability that allows students to team up for project work.

• Dig into pre-designed activity templates

• Design your own lessons for use in the classroom.

Target Audience: Wixie users/subscribers that have an active Wixie account.

22. DreamBox Annual User Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: DreamBox users

Dates: 11/6/2019

Join us and DreamBox team this year to learn:


• Setting appropriate goals to generate growth


• Providing opportunities for teachers to share best practices and blended learning


• Exciting news on NWEA

Target Audience: DreamBox users/subscribers.

23. Edgenuity Courseware User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/6/2019

The annual Edgenuity User Group event provides the perfect opportunity to:

•Learn from each other about successes, challenges and strategies.

•Review recent product updates, future plans and additional learning solutions available from our partners at Edgenuity.

•Update or formulate district and/or school goals as well as plans for support and assistance with LHRIC staff for the year.

•Understand and identify opportunities for students to use Edgenuity for Regents and AP prep.

24. Edgenuity-Compass My Path User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/6/2019

User groups provide the opportunity for many districts using a common product to come together to share best practices, collaborate with others, share regional success stories, and hear what's upcoming and new. These small group sessions provide you the much needed voice to improve on a product with company members and to make connections that will extend your professional network.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

25. Gamify - Fortify - Learn

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/7/2019

Consider the level of engagement you see when your students are playing games. Watch them collaborate, compete and search for strategies to win. See them persist in reaching the desired goal, no matter how difficult the task. How can you leverage that level of engagement and apply it to your own learning objectives? In this class you will explore some of the research done on gamification and game-based learning, you will learn the differences between the two, and you will explore ways to bring this practice into play in your classroom. Keep in mind that this workshop will not just cover computer or video games; we will explore role-playing games, scavenger hunts and games based on television shows such as Jeopardy. We'll also look at badging strategies and the outcomes that can result when you fortify learning through games. Come prepared to have fun!

26. Achieve3000: Teacher's Toolbox

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: current Achieve3000 users

Dates: 11/8/2019

Are you seeking strategies to improve student performance and engagement through a differentiated approach?
This session will help to enhance your curriculum and provide targeted instruction using the features of Achieve3000.

We will explore Achieve3000 supports such as: scaffolding, customizing the delivery of articles, searching for topic-based materials, and assigning practice based on Common Core standards.

We will explore the ability to create customized collections of articles that can be shared among your building teachers.

Finally, we will dive into data and reporting, finding the most powerful reports for meeting your needs, explore scheduled data collections, and learn how to interpret and act upon those results.


Who Should Attend?
Current Achieve3000 users who want to engage their students in optimal learning environments will want to attend this workshop.

To learn more about this opportunity or for questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

27. Active Learning Center Tour and Open House AM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/12/2019

For four years, the LHRIC Active Learning Center (ALC) has served as a hub of discovery and exploration for those interested in active learning spaces and flexible learning environments.

Join us for an "open house" style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. During these virtual tours, we will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. You are encouraged to bring a colleague or a small team! You will have the opportunity to learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment, and will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist in your own journey, regardless of your starting point.

Take a virtual tour of the LHRIC ALC at http://alc.lhric.org.

28. Gradpoint User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/13/2019

The annual Gradpoint User Group event provides the perfect opportunity to:

• Learn from each other about successes, challenges and strategies.

•Review recent product updates, future plans and additional learning solutions available from our partners at Gradpoint.

•Update or formulate district and/or school goals as well as plans for support and assistance with LHRIC staff for the year.

•Understand and identify opportunities for students to use Gradpoint for Regents and AP prep.

29. NYSCATE: ISTE Certification for Educators (REGISTER ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE IN DESCRIPTION)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/14/2019 to 11/15/2019

New
REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

You will not be able to register on My Learning Plan for this event at this time.

30. Coding with Apple: Intro to Swift Playgrounds and Creating Augmented Reality Apps

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/14/2019

At this workshop, you'll discover how Swift Playgrounds-an iPad app that makes learning to code fun and interactive-can help you introduce your students to coding. In the morning, we will demonstrate how to solve puzzles with Swift, a powerful programming language created by Apple. You'll also explore Learn to Code lessons that help students develop fundamental coding skills; while mastering your own.

In the afternoon, we will expand our ability to apply coding skills to real world applications by exploring XCode, Apple's primary tool for app development. Regardless of past experience with code, we will provide tools and resources needed to get started with the creation of engaging and immersive AR content.

31. Design Thinking Across the Discipline Areas

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/18/2019

The term "design thinking" is often exclusively attached to makerspaces and STEAM labs. However, design thinking is a flexible framework for getting the most out of the creative process. It is used in the arts, in engineering, in the corporate world, and in social and civic spaces. It is a thinking process that assumes that designs can always be improved, and allows for all students to create their own meaning in learning.

During our workshop, we will:
- Develop a common frame of reference for design thinking; Discuss how to facilitate classroom experiences to help students practice design thinking across the grade levels;
- Explore the role of technology in design thinking; Use current design thinking frameworks that can be easily utilized to nurture design thinking skills and habits of mind in students of all ages.

32. A Thousand Words, Using Digital Imagery in The Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/19/2019

Once a luxury item, pictures are everywhere in today's world. Still images and photos are powerful tools in the modern classroom. From primary source documents and historic photographs to cartoons and images of everyday life, teachers can use digital images to enhance their teaching and reach different learning styles.

In this class, learners will explore free web resources to:

- Find appropriate and relevant images on sites such as Pics4Learning and Google Images
- Organize and store those images with cloud-based tools such as Google Photos
- Crop Images to make them specific to your lesson
- Edit the images to highlight important features using tools like Pixlr
- Use all of these techniques to help build fun and exciting activities to reach all learners

33. STEAM Playdate Hosted by Teq and LHRIC

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/20/2019

STEAM Playdates are designed for teachers, STEM/STEAM Coordinators, and Math/Science Coordinators. Launching or maintaining a systemic STEM program can be daunting, especially regarding the selection of the software, tools and equipment that are most appropriate to support learning objectives. This event will help schools properly select STEM products, considering grade band, teacher skills, school environment, and desired outcomes.

We will explore carefully selected resources that can assist students with the engineering and design process, coding/programming, artistic and engineering design, testing and troubleshooting, and original creative expression. You will have the opportunity to complete guided activities and interact with tools and resources from a selection of STEAM, engineering and coding resources.

In the morning, we will spotlight/showcase products from selected vendors to help participants enhance their own library of materials. If you are interested in rolling up your sleeves and getting "hands on" in a safe and fun learning environment, this session is the perfect opportunity to mingle with fellow learners. In the afternoon, we will examine ways in which these products and tools can help support teaching and assessing Next Generation Math and Science standards.

34. Windows 10: An Overview of Microsoft's New Operating System

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/21/2019

Windows 7, Windows 8, and now Windows 10... each operating system has its purpose. During this three-hour session, you will learn how and why Windows 10 took the absolute best from Windows 7 and Windows 8 to provide users with new and streamlined efficiency. Join us to learn how to harness the latest resources available in the new Windows 10.

In this session you will explore the following Windows 10 features:


• Start Menu


• Personalized Start Menu


• Cortana and Cortana Tools


• Notification Window


• Task Bar


• Multiple Desktops

Please Note: This is an introductory class. No prior Windows 10 experience is required.

35. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/22/2019

Take your Google Classroom worksheets to the next level through the use of interactive websites and Google Drawings! Google Drawings allow you to create interactive lessons and activities that allow for hands-on manipulation. Think along the lines of SMART Notebook, except that every single student will have the ability to complete every single activity! From graphic organizers to drag-and-drop activities, the possibilities are endless! Samples used for multiple grade levels/subject areas will be provided.

36. Orientation Session: Getting the Most out of Your Online Professional Development Workshop AM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/2/2019

Did you know that we've launched nine fully online professional development courses this year? "PD Your Way" Online Workshops are facilitated by LHRIC coaches, and are eligible for CTLE credits. The courses run approximately 4 weeks and take 3-6 hours to complete. If you are new to being a participant in an online course, this optional face to face orientation session will give you the confidence, skills and tools to make the most of your learning.

Participants can expect the following:
-A guided tour of the Schoology Learning Management System platform for accessing course content and completing required assignments;
-Tips and tricks for time management;
-Advice for making the most of your interactions with fellow participants.

This orientation session will help prepare you for any Model Schools Online Course you wish to take this year, and is platform agnostic. Please note: multiple dates are available to select from in October and November.

37. Schoology User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/3/2019

The annual Schoology User Group event provides the perfect opportunity to:

•Learn from each other about successes, challenges and strategies.

•Review recent product updates, future plans and additional learning solutions available from our partners at Schoology.

•Update or formulate district and/or school goals as well as plans for support and assistance with LHRIC staff for the year.

38. NYSCATE Stem Made Simple Summit (REGISTER ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE IN DESCRIPTION)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/4/2019

New
REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

You will not be able to register on My Learning Plan for this event at this time.

39. Make it From Scratch (beginner coding)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/4/2019

Much like a recipe, coding is just a series of instructions. The end result will rely on the ingredients that you choose. Join us in creating music, art, games, tutorials, stories, and animations using the free online coding tool "Scratch".

This is your chance to:

- Learn how to teach the coding process without a computer.
- Explore tutorials and resources related to Scratch.
- Create a program that reflects your passion.

Prerequisite: This session is geared for those that may not have a formal programming or computer science background, but are open to exploring how the thinking involved in coding can help to enhance thinking across all disciplines.

40. Active Learning Center Tour and Open House AM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/5/2019

For four years, the LHRIC Active Learning Center (ALC) has served as a hub of discovery and exploration for those interested in active learning spaces and flexible learning environments.

Join us for an "open house" style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. During these virtual tours, we will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. You are encouraged to bring a colleague or a small team! You will have the opportunity to learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment, and will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist in your own journey, regardless of your starting point.

Take a virtual tour of the LHRIC ALC at http://alc.lhric.org.

41. Waterford Annual User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/5/2019

Join us for our Annual Waterford User Group! This will be the perfect opportunity to participate in a collaborative hands-on session with your colleagues as we get up to speed on the latest Waterford updates.

Many of the enhancements that Waterford has made in the last year are game changers that you need to know about, including:

• Simplified reporting dashboards. Redesigned dashboards make it easy for teachers and administrators to get critical, at-a-glance data on student activity and progress toward goals.

• New and enhanced reports. Reports are now easier to use and provide powerful new insights into key aspects of student performance at the individual, class, school, and district level.

• Predictive analytics. A projected completion feature now shows where each student is in regard to their year-end goals so teachers can make adjustments to ensure success.

• New parent engagement app. Get a sneak peek at Mentor, a new smartphone app that makes it easier for teachers to keep parents in the loop.

• 1,000+ new activities. Waterford has added over 1,000 new or redesigned activities, all with fresh graphics and audio to make them more appealing and engaging for students.



Please bring your laptop or tablet.

42. CS Language Exchange: Exploring Coding Languages &Platforms for K-5 Classrooms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/6/2019

Are you curious about additional coding languages and tools that you may be able to add to your computer science curriculum? This session will allow you to explore various coding languages and tools to learn their strengths, imitations, and unique device compatibilities. The ability for students to recognize language and coding concepts across different platforms is the key to coding as a literacy. Throughout this session, you will experience some of the greatest coding tools out there for use in your classroom!

During this session, you will learn:



• K-5 friendly coding languages.



• Sites and applications that support computational thinking and coding as a literacy.



• Device compatibility for apps and grade levels.



• Basic scripts that will allow you to create projects and introduce coding concepts.

Prerequisite: Current or planned inclusion of computer science in curriculum. Coding experience is helpful, but not required.

43. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/9/2019

Google Forms allows you to easily create forms, surveys, and assessments. Google Forms can be used innovatively in your classroom to formulate assessments, rubrics, assignment drop boxes, instant feedback, and much more! Form results connect with Google Sheets, allowing you to easily manage your data to impact instruction and learning.

During this session, you will learn how to create a form, select a theme, add questions, add images and videos, share and manage your forms, select a response destination, view individual responses, and view response summaries.

Prerequisite: Prior experience using Google Drive is required.

44. Math & Technology Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All users of Achieve3000

Dates: 12/10/2019

You are invited to attend our first ever, Math & Technology Conference. Math educators, teacher leads and building and district administrators are invited to attend a full day conference around the use of digital math tools in the K-12 classroom. Our keynote will set the stage for what the shifts are in the Next Generation Math Standards and how we can differentiate our math classroom to meet the diverse needs of our students. In the afternoon we will provide opportunities to meet with lead LHRIC professional developers and math vendor partners that are currently being used in our schools.

Participants will reflect on how to best maximize the use of the math content these digital solutions provide, for the students they serve. Some of the vendors that will be on site: Renaissance Freckle, Dreambox, IXL math, Imagine Learning math and Explore Learning.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mary Lynn Collins-Callanan .

45. Maker Mindset: Incorporating Coding & Engineering into the K-5 Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/11/2019

Join us to learn and experience design thinking, computational thinking, and engineering through a series of hands-on challenges. No coding, electronic or engineering experience is necessary! This fun-filled session will provide you with a toolkit of strategies and lesson resources that will prepare you to lead your very own challenges!

Through our Make & Take Challenge, you will be provided with a complete project, along with lesson resources that you can take back to your classroom. This is a small group session that allows for personalized learning and support. Take the challenge and join us!

During this session, you will:

- Discover strategies that foster a maker mindset.
- Complete a series of maker challenges that incorporate basic coding and engineering.
- Explore popular resources for Makerspace lesson plans.

46. Open your Mind to Google Sheets: Spreading the Good Word about Spreadsheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/12/2019

Spreadsheets can be challenging. However, learning to embrace this technology will change the way you work and the way you interact with data. You'll learn how you can easily create rubrics, seating charts, games, certificates, flashcards, graphs, random name generators and much more. You'll learn how to analyze and track student data, and design classroom lessons that incorporate data. You'll learn about the Add-ons that simplify tasks that used to be accomplished only through complicated scripts. This class will guide you to successful use of Google Sheets in your classroom, both for yourself as a teacher and for your students. By the end of the day, you'll be a Google Sheets convert!

47. Microsoft OneNote and Class Notebook

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/13/2019

Understanding how to create digital notebooks is essential for our students' success as we move towards a one-to-one classroom. Microsoft OneNote & Class Notebook are organizational tools allowing free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. OneNote gathers users' notes (handwritten and typed), drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries into one clean environment where they can be shared with other users in the cloud. Microsoft's Class Notebook provides the same functionalities, while also distributing class content to your students! This provides a simple and organized method for teachers to create an individualized and unique learning environment for every student.

Plan to bring along your lesson content and begin to explore integration strategies that are sure to engage and inspire students!

Prerequisite: An Office 365 account and prior OneDrive experience is required.

48. Microsoft Teams: Introduction

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/17/2019

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that is part of the Office 365 suite of services. Teams enables students to work together and collaborate through a common workspace, using features such as discussion boards, document collaboration, and OneNote Class Notebooks. Microsoft Teams can empower your students' voices through discussion boards, save you time by electronically handing out and collecting assignments, and to create, organize, and collaborate with their classmates in their digital OneNote Class Notebook.

In this introductory workshop, participants will:

- Explore the Teams environment
- Create classes
- Add students and co-teachers to Teams
- Create discussion boards
- Distribute and collect assignments
- Create a OneNote Class Notebook

Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of Office 365( One Drive, OneNote) is helpful.

49. [ONLINE] Digital Citizenship: Developing Digital Leaders Utilizing Common Sense Education

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/6/2020

You're about to register for a 100% online course!

This session is designed to help educators build a unique classroom culture that promotes the positive use of technology. We will explore simple strategies to address digital literacy, the social and emotional impacts of technology, and you will be provided with valuable resources to support family and community members. After a comprehensive hands-on tour of the Common Sense Media Education© portfolio, participants will map out a detailed path to digital literacy for your classroom.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This course is 100% online. LHRIC Model Schools Courses utilize 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.

This course begins on January 6. Participants will have until February 25 to successfully complete all modules, assignments and activities.

50. CS for All: CS Differentiation for the Inclusive Classroom (@ Brewster)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/7/2020

Everyone should have a chance to understand the technologies that we encounter in our daily lives. Join our team to explore the various ways that we can integrate coding and computer science into the classroom for ALL. You will learn about popular tools and modifications that will ensure that students of varying abilities have access to necessary computer literacy. At the very core of coding and computer science, lies computational thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.

During this session, you will explore:


• How gamification and badges can aid students in meeting learning goals.


• Alternative tools for students with varying cognitive, behavioral, or motor skills.


• Unplugged activities that reinforce coding concepts, while also providing sensory support.


• Resources that provide students with both guided and exploratory activities.

We kindly ask that you bring examples of strategies and modifications that you are currently using with your students (writing, daily activities, social goals), as this will be helpful in finding connections to computer science concepts as a group. These examples will be used to guide us in our work. Please note that a form will be sent prior to this session to remind and confirm that you have the necessary materials.

Prerequisite: Current or planned inclusion of computer science in curriculum. Coding experience is helpful, but not required.

51. Instant Feedback: Response Systems for All

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/8/2020

It started with clickers, and then moved to web-based tools - audience response systems have become a genre all of their own! Response systems are highly prevalent and effective in higher education. During this session, you will explore the profound implications of these tools in formative assessment for the K-12 classroom.

With the prevalence of mobile devices in our classrooms, it is helpful to have a toolkit of options for capturing both student and group feedback. During this session, you will gain exposure to a host of different tools that are designed to help you to tap into your students' thinking at any time before, during or after class.

52. Global Citizenship: Experience the World from Your Classroom (@ Brewster)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/10/2020

What if you could easily bring subject matter experts from around the world into your classroom? How can you help to prepare students for the connected workplace of the future? Join us to explore how technology can be used as a resource for personal discovery, to cultivate exposure to rich cultural diversity, and to promote leadership building activities into your classroom.

During this session, you will explore a variety of tools that can provide students with a simple solution for establishing global connections with subject matter experts and peers regardless of physical location. You will also be exposed to a host of virtual reality locations and communities. Participants will leave with a toolkit of applications and resources that will help inform tomorrow's global leaders.

53. Digital Wellness: Bringing Mindfulness to Instructional Technology (Webinar Series)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/13/2020 to 6/9/2020

"Digital health and wellness refers to physical and psycho-social well-being in a technological world. Given the ever-increasing frequency with which students use technologies, particularly in their personal lives, health and wellness are areas that need to be addressed in the interest of developing well-balanced future citizens. " (Source: Rocky View School Website)

"Digital health and wellness" is increasing in popularity as a search term, according to Google trends. When we are saturated by multiple devices, increasing access, and complex data influences, how do we help students of all ages maintain a healthy relationship with technology? How do we maintain our own?

This six-part webinar series will help participants...
-become reflective about the impact of technology and screen time at large for students of all ages;
-utilize research based frameworks to identify technology tools to best support learning objectives;
-locate resources to empower discussions with parents and community members;
Webinar instructions will be sent to registered participants in advance.

NOTE: Optional microcredentials are available for participants who successfully complete the webinar series and wish to extend their learning.

54. The NEW Google Sites

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/14/2020

The new and modern Google Sites provides a simple, aesthetically pleasing, and straightforward method for website creation and collaboration! The new Google Sites is simply an updated and streamlined version of the original platform. If you are new to Google Sites, have no worries! There is no prior knowledge necessary from the original Google Sites. The updated Google Sites makes website creation simple!

Participants in this workshop will learn about:

• Basic web design principles

• Creation & organization of pages

• Aesthetic theme choice (color schemes, font styles)

• Google Drive folders & files integration

• Inclusion of media-rich content

• Permission settings<

• Publishing

Prerequisite: A Google account is required.

55. iReady Annual User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/15/2020

Please join the LHRIC and our partners from iReady for this year's Annual iReady User Group. Enjoy lunch courtesy of iReady, while we share tips and best practices and learn what's new in iReady.


Topics to be covered will include:

• What is new in iReady? (hint: a lot!)

• How does the diagnostic work?

• Deep Dive into the New Growth Model: Differentiated Growth Based on Students' Performance

• Standards Mastery- Learn How to Assess Grade Level Mastery of Standards

• Teacher Toolbox

• Best Practice Share Out and Q&A

Target Audience: iReady users/subscribers that have an active iReady account

For questions regarding this session, please contact: Raheela Baig at rbaig@lhric.org.

56. Achieve3000 User Group (AM)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All users of Achieve3000

Dates: 1/17/2020

You are invited to attend the 2020 Annual Achieve3000 User Group!
Co-presented by Achieve3000 and LHRIC, this session will be useful for both teachers and administrators currently using Achieve30000.

Join us for a light breakfast provided by Achieve3000 and take a fresh look at the components of the program.
We'll be highlighting quick ways to step up your implementation strategy to ensure the best conditions for student growth.

Make it a full day of learning and register for the afternoon Data Sampler session which reviews the reporting features of Achieve3000 and how to track the information you need most.

This is also an excellent opportunity for teachers in the classroom to share their best practices for using Achieve3000.
Do you have a strategy or implementation feature that helps students meet their Achieve3000 goals? Would you like present a short overview of your experience to your peers?

To learn more about this opportunity or for questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

57. Achieve3000: Data Report Sampler Session (PM)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All users of Achieve3000

Dates: 1/17/2020

Make it a full day of learning with this user group add-on session!

Together we will explorer the variety of data reports available in teacher edition of Achieve3000 and identify the best reports for your specific needs.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a hands-on, working session, so come with students and/or goals in mind to get the most out of this time.

To learn more about this opportunity or for questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

58. eChalk: Drop-in Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/21/2020

Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using eChalk? Join us for this small group session where you will have the time to work independently with support from the LHRIC staff to answer your questions, provide feedback, and offer ideas for new things to try.

Please note: This is not a Facilitator-led session.
Target Audience: eChalk users/subscribers.

59. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/22/2020

Google Classroom is an integral component of G Suite, and is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly by automatically creating folders for each assignment in their Drive. This allows Classroom students to keep track of what assignments are due, while having the freedom to begin their work with just one click! We will also explore helpful tools such as research features, peer editing, commenting, and more!

During this session, you will learn Google Classroom fundamentals including the setup and management of your Classroom, how to push assignments out to students, and how to provide real-time feedback and grades without ever leaving the application!

Prerequisite: A Google account for you and your students within a G Suite domain and prior experience using Google Drive is required.

60. Everyone Can Create with Apple AM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/23/2020

To succeed in today's world and to shape tomorrow's, students need to tap into their creative potential and learn to express themselves in new and innovative ways. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, and drawing. In this session, you'll experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in music and drawing using free apps available on iPad.

61. Break Into Breakouts, the Digital Way

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/27/2020

You have probably heard the buzz about Breakout EDU. But have you experienced a Digital Breakout? In some ways, this form of Breakout EDU is more conducive to the "average" school room. No classroom set-up is required, students work in collaborative teams on a shared device, and there are no issues with those pesky locks! In this workshop, you will learn how to create your own Digital Breakout based on your own curriculum. Digital breakouts may take some time and thought to create, but once you have done the legwork, they can be used over and over with students. They provide the same engaged learning experience for students that traditional Breakouts involve: critical thinking, teamwork and complex problem solving. Come with a colleague and create a Digital Breakout together!

Prerequisites:
working knowledge and experience with Google apps.

62. STE(A)MS Personalized Learning with Dreambox AM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: DreamBox users

Dates: 1/28/2020

DreamBox - Personalized Learning - DreamBox Learning Math, allows the teachers to quickly establish an understanding of a student's ability and ensure there's a tailored instructional program in place that is appropriate for that particular students. This directed approach allows students to focus on their zone of proximal development.

For questions or to request additional topics to cover during this virtual session, please email Raheela Baig at rbaig@lhric.org.

63. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/30/2020

Are you new to Google Drive? This session will provide you with an overview of G Suite's various apps (productivity tools), what they are, and how they work. Your documents can be opened and edited from any computer or device connected to the Internet, and shared with others so that you can collaborate in real-time across different locations and groups of people. Prerequisite: Attendees must have a school based Google account

64. Maker Mindset: Physical Computing & NGSS

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/31/2020

Looking to experiment with tools and software that allow students to explore the world of computing in a tangible and memorable way? This workshop will allow you to explore popular kits that blend science, engineering and computer science.

During this session you will explore:
- hand-on activities with physical computing kits
- computer science concepts
- engineering habits of mind
- connections to NGSS
- educator resources

Be ready to tinker during this "Three Dimensional Learning" experience designed to help you gain insight and resources on how to integrate kits like these into your classroom.

65. [ONLINE] Microsoft One Note

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/3/2020

You're about to register for a 100% online course!

Say goodbye to your binders, photocopies and overflowing file cabinets and hello to Microsoft OneNote! If you have been meaning to learn more about this unique Microsoft application, this is the perfect opportunity. This course will help you discover the how and why of using OneNote for multiple audiences as well as personal organization and planning. Explore the ways how to organize your digital assets, annotate existing materials, facilitate student engagement and move one step closer to the paperless classroom of your dreams.

As a capstone project, learners will produce a OneNote notebook on the topic of their choice , having created the contents during the weeks of the course. Let OneNote help you find the materials that "spark joy" in your curriculum!

Note: OneNote is now standard with Windows 10; the class notebook feature requires a Microsoft educator account.**

IMPORTANT NOTES: This course is 100% online. LHRIC Model Schools Courses utilize 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.

This course begins on February 3. Participants will have until February 25 to successfully complete all modules, assignments and activities.

66. Oh, the Places You'll Go with Google Drawings!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/4/2020

Do you take full advantage of this easy-to-use app to help elevate your practice? Attend this workshop to discover how this multifaceted tool can help you with interactive lessons and worksheets, graphic organizers and mind maps, flow charts and infographics. Create memes and personalized lessons. Have students demonstrate understanding through visual representation. If creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking are goals for your 4Cs classroom, then Google Draw should be a major part of the mix.

67. NYSCATE: Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop (REGISTER ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE IN DESCRIPTION)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/5/2020

New
REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

You will not be able to register on My Learning Plan for this event at this time.

68. A Thousand Words, Using Digital Imagery in The Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/6/2020

Once a luxury item, pictures are everywhere in today's world. Still images and photos are powerful tools in the modern classroom. From primary source documents and historic photographs to cartoons and images of everyday life, teachers can use digital images to enhance their teaching and reach different learning styles.

In this class, learners will explore free web resources to:

- Find appropriate and relevant images on sites such as Pics4Learning and Google Images
- Organize and store those images with cloud-based tools such as Google Photos
- Crop Images to make them specific to your lesson
- Edit the images to highlight important features using tools like Pixlr
- Use all of these techniques to help build fun and exciting activities to reach all learners

69. Crowdsourcing Science: Explore NASA's Citizen Science Projects

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/7/2020

Todays world problems are too large for any one individual to solve. Crowdsourcing allows groups to contribute to a larger objective. NASA's Citizen Science Projects provide a way for teachers and students to contribute to real world studies.

Learn how to harness the power of mobile devices and scientific instruments to unlock new scientific discoveries and enable teachers and students to become "citizen scientists".

70. STAR Renaissance Annual User Conference - Morning Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/11/2020

LHRIC's Annual Renaissance Learning Conference

Simplify the work of your PLC to focus on the work worth doing; analyzing data and creating meaningful next steps. Learn how to effectively analyze Renaissance STAR data to drive powerful instructional practices with PLC teams. Discover a PLC data driven process that will change your schools' cultures by focusing on learning, collaboration and results. Walk away with artifacts to begin your journey of using Renaissance STAR assessments in PLC meetings

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese ccalabrese@lhric.org

71. Accelerated Reader: Renaissance Annual User Conference - Afternoon Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/11/2020

LHRIC's Annual Renaissance Learning Conference afternoon session with a special focus on Accelerated Reading

"I Hate Reading:" New ideas to foster literacy growth with every AR student. Learn new AR features to enrich your classroom environment and re-invigorate your literacy routine.
Don't miss this session providing students with developmentally appropriate reading support from early learning through high school.

Join us and learn key insights on:

• Best practices in literacy growth and inspiring reading practices

• Setting appropriate goals to build reading expertise and generating growth

• Using leveled nonfiction articles to ignite student interest

• Providing opportunities for teachers to integrate digital literacy lessons accessing new AR features

• Exciting new reports and AR features

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese ccalabrese@lhric.org

72. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/13/2020

Google Forms allows you to easily create forms, surveys, and assessments. Google Forms can be used innovatively in your classroom to formulate assessments, rubrics, assignment drop boxes, instant feedback, and much more! Form results connect with Google Sheets, allowing you to easily manage your data to impact instruction and learning.

During this session, you will learn how to create a form, select a theme, add questions, add images and videos, share and manage your forms, select a response destination, view individual responses, and view response summaries.

Prerequisite: Prior experience using Google Drive is required.

73. Lexia CORE 5 User Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/24/2020

Please join the LHRIC and our partners from Lexia for this year's Lexia CORE 5 User Group.

During this session, we will explore the following topics:

• Refresher Launch

• Strand activity

• Review K posters

• myLexia new release

• Review of reports

• Low Progress indicator

• Instructional Materials and Resources Hub


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

74. Microsoft One Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/25/2020

New to OneDrive? This workshop will provide you with an overview of OneDrive tools, what they are, and how they work. You will learn how to create, collaborate, and share "in the cloud." All you will need is internet connection so that you can collaborate in real-time without ever having to be in the same place at the same time.

You will learn how to create, collaborate, and share through the office suite online. The morning session will work on these basic fundamentals within Word. In the afternoon, you will have the ability to apply this knowledge to your Office tool of choice: Powerpoint, Excel, etc.

Prerequisite: An O365 account is required.

75. Frontline Evaluation EEM (Oasys) User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/26/2020

This annual user group provides administrators from around the region a unique opportunity to come together and discuss the latest updates and best practices for using Frontline Employee Evaluation Management (Oasys) in their classrooms.

- Learn how to effectively use Detail View: create new views, monitor progress, and complete tasks in bulk
- Review available online resources to support continued learning within your district
- Updates/News
- Report Writer: Overview of the new Report Writer toolset
- Insights Platform: Preview the new Frontline Insights Platform including single sign-on to your Frontline tools

This event is perfect for all district evaluators who use Frontline EEM.

76. Frontline PLM (My Learning Plan) User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/26/2020

New
Join us for our annual Frontline Professional Learning Management User Group. Engage in collegial dialogue with peers from throughout the region who are using the PLM (or Employee Evaluation Management) system on a regular basis to manage all aspects of professional development in the district. Learn about best practices, new features and future plans. An opportunity to exchange feedback and share ideas for expanding and maximizing your investment in the system as well as a question and answer session will be offered.

77. Orientation Session: Getting the Most out of Your Online Professional Development Workshop AM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/27/2020

Did you know that we've launched nine fully online professional development courses this year? "PD Your Way" Online Workshops are facilitated by LHRIC coaches, and are eligible for CTLE credits. The courses run approximately 4 weeks and take 3-6 hours to complete. If you are new to being a participant in an online course, this optional face to face orientation session will give you the confidence, skills and tools to make the most of your learning.

Participants can expect the following:
-A guided tour of the Schoology Learning Management System platform for accessing course content and completing required assignments;
-Tips and tricks for time management;
-Advice for making the most of your interactions with fellow participants.

This orientation session will help prepare you for any Model Schools Online Course you wish to take this year, and is platform agnostic. Please note: multiple dates are available to select from in October and November.

78. [ONLINE] Hyperdocs: Not Just Hype

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/2/2020

You're about to register for a 100% online course!

What's a HyperDoc? How can HyperDocs support a digital, student-centered classroom? In this class, participants will learn to distinguish between a HyperDoc and a Doc with hyperlinks and learn the skills needed to create one, while applying the principles of good instructional design. Through specific assignments and online dialogue, participants will create their own HyperDoc, or modify an existing one for their own curriculum. Instructor and peer feedback will help to ensure successful implementation in the classroom.

Prerequisite: Intended for those with good skills in G-Suite applications, especially Docs and Slides.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This course is 100% online. LHRIC Model Schools Courses utilize 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.

This course begins on March 2. Participants will have until May 30 to successfully complete all modules, assignments and activities.

79. An Introduction to Digital Accessibility: Awareness, Analysis and Action

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/3/2020

Recent updates to Federal guidelines for "accessible" web content have focused greater attention on ensuring access to information and learning for all regardless of auditory, cognitive, physical, speech or visual disabilities. What impact does this have on schools and teachers, and where does one begin? What do school and district web administrators need to be mindful of? How might this impact the work of teachers who are creating more and more digital learning content?

During this full-day session, we will decode the technical guidelines and examine several "getting started" strategies to help ensure that our digital information and learning materials are perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust for our school community at large, students, parents, and staff. Topics relevant for both school/district website administrators and teachers will include: defining alternative text for images and graphics, creating accessible PDFs (as well as alternative strategies), captions and transcripts for videos, and best practices for the use of contrast and color in digital materials.

80. Achieve3000: Teacher's Toolbox

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: current Achieve3000 users

Dates: 3/4/2020

Are you seeking strategies to improve student performance and engagement through a differentiated approach? This session will help to enhance your curriculum and provide targeted instruction using the features of Achieve3000.

We will explore Achieve3000 supports such as: scaffolding, customizing the delivery of articles, searching for topic-based materials, and assigning practice based on Common Core standards.

We will explore the ability to create customized collections of articles that can be shared among your building teachers.

Finally, we will dive into data and reporting, finding the most powerful reports for meeting your needs, explore scheduled data collections, and learn how to interpret and act upon those results.

Who Should Attend?
Current Achieve3000 users who want to engage their students in optimal learning environments will want to attend this workshop.

To learn more about this opportunity or for questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

81. Blackboard Web Community Manager: Drop-in Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/5/2020

Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using Blackboard's Web Community Manager? Join us for this small group session, where you will have the time to work independently with support from the LHRIC staff to help answer your questions and provide feedback.

Please Note: This is not a Facilitator-led session.
Target Audience: Blackboard Web Community Manager users/subscribers.

82. Unplugged Coding Activities for K-5 Classrooms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/6/2020

Do you want to learn how to locate resources, facilitate lessons, and tie best practices into unplugged activities that will empower your students to think critically, collaboratively, and flexibly about coding? There is no prior coding experience necessary!

Throughout this session, you will not only act, but also think like a computer scientist. Oh, and please leave your computer at home! Coding without a computer keeps the focus on the true power of collaboration, growth mindsets, and computational thinking without the distraction of a screen or the confinement of a specific coding program. With technology changing just as quickly as programming environments, preparing young coders to think like computer scientists provides the necessary foundational skills that can be applied across a wide range of coding environments. Be ready to explore a wealth of unplugged activities and resources in this hands-on, low-tech session.

83. HyperDocs and Choice Boards

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/10/2020

This session has been designed to empower teachers with new and creative strategies for assessing prior knowledge, engaging the classroom, and encouraging students' "voice and choice" through a fresh approach to G Suite's tools.

During this session, you will:
- Learn the process of creating HyperDocs and Choice Boards.
- Explore HyperDocs and Choice Boards that are being used by other teachers, and then adapt these samples for your students.
- Learn strategies for ensuring that HyperDocs are accessible for all students.

84. STEAM Playdate Hosted by LHRIC and Teq

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/11/2020

STEAM Playdates are designed for teachers, STEM/STEAM Coordinators, and Math/Science Coordinators. Launching or maintaining a systemic STEM program can be daunting, especially regarding the selection of the software, tools and equipment that are most appropriate to support learning objectives. This event will help schools properly select STEM products, considering grade band, teacher skills, school environment, and desired outcomes.

We will explore carefully selected resources that can assist students with the engineering and design process, coding/programming, artistic and engineering design, testing and troubleshooting, and original creative expression. You will have the opportunity to complete guided activities and interact with tools and resources from a selection of STEAM, engineering and coding resources.

In the morning, we will spotlight/showcase products from selected vendors to help participants enhance their own library of materials. If you are interested in rolling up your sleeves and getting "hands on" in a safe and fun learning environment, this session is the perfect opportunity to mingle with fellow learners. In the afternoon, we will examine ways in which these products and tools can help support teaching and assessing Next Generation Math and Science standards.

85. AimswebPlus User Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and building administrators, Reading and Math coordinators and coaches, RTI/AIS staff, classroom teachers

Dates: 3/12/2020

Join us for our annual AimswebPlus User Conference which brings districts together to learn more about this dynamic assessment and share successes and struggles.

Topics will include:

Which aimswebPlus benchmark graphs help inform on the efficacy of Tier 1 instruction?

How can I use the aimswebPlus benchmark graphs to answer the question, "Is this enough growth?"

Which aimswebPlus benchmark graphs are the best to use at Tier 2 and Tier 3?

How to interpret progress monitoring data and decide when goal and/or intervention changes are needed.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact ccalabrese@lhric.org.

86. Learning.com Annual User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/17/2020

Learning.com allows schools to prepare students for their future by building and assessing digital literacy skills. Kathy Scott from Learning.com and LHRIC will be on hand to bring local users together for a fun and informative morning.


Our Annual users group meeting will be a chance to:


• Connect with other Learning.com districts in our area and share ideas and best practices

• Share strategies used in local Learning.com districts for addressing digital literacy needs

• Google Classroom is here!

• Learning.com has new editable pacing guides make EasyTech yours!

• Explore the new Adaptive keyboarding program and how it can tie into the NYSED Computer Based Testing guidelines

• Learn more about Easy Tech modules on Digital Citizenship and Coding

• Schoology and Canvas EasyTech works within each!


For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

87. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/19/2020

Take your Google Classroom worksheets to the next level through the use of interactive websites and Google Drawings! Google Drawings allow you to create interactive lessons and activities that allow for hands-on manipulation. Think along the lines of SMART Notebook, except that every single student will have the ability to complete every single activity! From graphic organizers to drag-and-drop activities, the possibilities are endless! Samples used for multiple grade levels/subject areas will be provided.

88. Illuminate Learning with Infographics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/25/2020

When presenting data, charts and graphs can say it well. They are easier to grasp than a set of numbers displayed in text or a table. Infographics enable understanding by integrating design, writing, and analysis to communicate information concisely. For teachers and students, infographics can go a long way to aid in comprehending the core ideas of a lesson or a concept. In this workshop you will experience how "eye candy" offered through infographics is transformed into "brain food" for your students. You will think about how you can use infographics as a teaching tool and an assessment vehicle for your students. Various platforms will be presented and all participants will walk away with their own creations.

89. Make it From Scratch (beginner coding)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/26/2020

Much like a recipe, coding is just a series of instructions. The end result will rely on the ingredients that you choose. Join us in creating music, art, games, tutorials, stories, and animations using the free online coding tool "Scratch".

This is your chance to:

- Learn how to teach the coding process without a computer.
- Explore tutorials and resources related to Scratch.
- Create a program that reflects your passion.

Prerequisite: This session is geared for those that may not have a formal programming or computer science background, but are open to exploring how the thinking involved in coding can help to enhance thinking across all disciplines.

90. Designing Digital Portfolios & Digital Exchanges (@ Brewster)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/1/2020

In today's connected world the ability to share discoveries, build on understanding and create collaboratively is critical. This workshop focuses on reviewing the importance of student portfolios, digital exchanges and the many ways they can capture experiences, design thinking, feedback, and reflection.

During this session you will explore
- strategies and practices to integrate portfolio work in your classroom or makerspace
- digital tools to that showcase reflective thoughts and project phases
- differences between portfolio platforms
- ways to Integrate student, teacher & community feedback in the portfolio cycle

Whether you are looking for way to support student collaboration, portfolio development in your classroom or you're trying to share the amazing {E}ST{R}E{A}M work carried out in your school this workshop will add depth and reach to your current work. Come and explore some of the top student portfolio sites for varying grade and ability levels.

Prerequisite: An understanding of the online tools available in your district.

91. A Thousand Words, Using Digital Imagery in The Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/2/2020

Once a luxury item, pictures are everywhere in today's world. Still images and photos are powerful tools in the modern classroom. From primary source documents and historic photographs to cartoons and images of everyday life, teachers can use digital images to enhance their teaching and reach different learning styles.

In this class, learners will explore free web resources to:

- Find appropriate and relevant images on sites such as Pics4Learning and Google Images
- Organize and store those images with cloud-based tools such as Google Photos
- Crop Images to make them specific to your lesson
- Edit the images to highlight important features using tools like Pixlr
- Use all of these techniques to help build fun and exciting activities to reach all learners

92. [ONLINE] Universal Design for Learning: Using Educational Technology to Ensure Every Student Succeeds

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/6/2020

You're about to register for a 100% online course!

Are you looking for new ways to provide your students with flexible, accessible, free tools that support diverse learning styles and ability levels in any content area? This co-taught workshop aims to address the growing need for flexible tools that allow students to share, gather and review information in a universally accessible way.

During this session, you will:

discover how UDL principles and practices impact learning gain hands-on experience with educational technology tools explore the connection between UDL and educational technologies experience the role co-teaching plays in UDL application

We are excited to share some powerful learning tools that support the critical need to provide universally accessible content and experiences to students. Get ready to walk away with a toolkit filled with strategies, practices, websites, extensions, and apps that will aid you on your journey toward designing accessible content and experiences.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This course is 100% online. LHRIC Model Schools Courses utilize 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.

This course begins on April 6. Participants will have until May 30 to successfully complete all modules, assignments and activities.

93. Breakout EDU: Create Your Own Game

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/15/2020

Breakout EDU's powerful games teach students essential critical thinking skills, teamwork, and complex problem solving. If you are already comfortable and confident setting up your own Breakout box and facilitating pre-made games, then this is the next step for you.

During this session, you will be immersed in a Breakout EDU game and will acquire the skills necessary to design your own immersive Breakout learning experience from scratch. You will be supported by LHRIC staff and fellow participants as you design your own Breakout experience.

94. Bridging the Gap: Moving from Scratch to Python

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/16/2020

If you are currently using Scratch with your students, and find that they may be ready to take their coding journey to the next level, you may want to consider Python! This diverse coding language is great for supporting students in their transition from block-based coding to text-based coding.

During this session, you will explore:


• Similarities between Scratch coding blocks and Python scripts.


• Tools for supporting the transition from block-based coding to to textbased coding.


• A variety of methods used by educators to teach Python to their students.

Learning about Python will provide students with the incredible opportunity to grow their coding literacy. With just a few Python basics and identification of the right tools, you will have your own classroom toolkit, that will make the introduction of this new language both fun and simple for your students!

Prerequisite: Experience using Scratch and an understanding of basic coding concepts.

95. NWEA User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: NWEA participating districts through LHRIC and surrounding BOCES

Dates: 4/16/2020

LHRIC and NWEA invite you to join us and other NWEA partners in your area for the NWEA Annual User Group. Get best practices, tips and practical support from NWEA staff and learn how districts in your neighborhood are using MAP® data to maximize growth for all students. This complimentary event is perfect for administrators, instructional leaders, teachers and coaches.

• Connect with other partner schools and districts and find out what's new from NWEA

• Learn about the new Student Profile report with data all in one place with a polished interface that is simple to use

• Discover powerful new MAP enhancements and professional development offerings to help you maximize student growth

For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

96. Blackboard Annual User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/21/2020

Please join the LHRIC and our partners at Blackboard for the 2020 Blackboard Annual User Group . This year, we will be joined by Vincent Gemayel,K12 Solutions & Sales Representative and Michael McGeady, Senior Customer Success Advocate. This is an exciting time to share experiences and best practices, as well hear about some of the new Web Community Manager (WCM) features and releases.

*A lite breakfast/lunch will be provided by Blackboard as a token of appreciation for our wonderful partnership.

97. Naviance User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Guidance Counselors

Dates: 4/22/2020

Join us for our Annual Naviance User Group Conference! By participating in this session, you will receive a detailed user engagement summary for your district which will highlight all aspects of the Naviance program. In addition, we will explore insight into increasing engagement for all students, developing a scope/sequence to help meet New York State mandates, as well as product updates. Reserve this time on your calendar to meet with other colleagues in our region who are using the product and share best practices.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mary Lynn Collins.

98. eChalk Annual User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/23/2020

Please join the LHRIC and our partners at eChalk for the 2020 eChalk Annual User Group. This year, we will be joined by Regional Sales Manager, Chris Conforti and the Lead of Product Development, Dave Milne. Topics to be covered will include eChalk's vision and upcoming product releases. This is an opportunity for our districts to come together and share best practices around the use of eChalk in our districts and in the classroom.

*A lite breakfast/lunch will be provided by eChalk as a token of appreciation for our wonderful partnership.

99. Augmented Reality in the Everyday Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/28/2020

Learn how to augment reality by adding digital content to the existing world around you! Augmented Reality (AR) technologies allow our students to experience digital enhancements and realities right from the comfort of the classroom using tools such as Aurasma, Panoform, QuiverVision, and others!

During this session, you will take a deep dive into Augmented Reality (AR) and develop an understanding of how both students and educators can learn so much more about the world through immersive AR experiences.

100. Accessibility Tools in O365

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/29/2020

For most of us, technology makes things easier. For a person with a disability, it makes things possible." Judy Heumann, American Disability Rights Activist and Former Assistant Secretary, U.S Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

Providing students with the right tools for learning and creation impacts student success and confidence significantly. Come and discover ways you can ensure that you are making the most out of what O365 has to offer.

During this session you will"
explore accessibility tools available within O365 discover teacher supports to assist you in expanding your understanding of O365 Tools connect strategies and practices to tools create a assistive tech learning menu of tools for your students

Accessibility tools are always a great additional to any educators toolkit. Understanding what is available in half the battle. Join us on this journey to discover, experiment and share assistive tools in O365.

101. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/30/2020

Google Forms allows you to easily create forms, surveys, and assessments. Google Forms can be used innovatively in your classroom to formulate assessments, rubrics, assignment drop boxes, instant feedback, and much more! Form results connect with Google Sheets, allowing you to easily manage your data to impact instruction and learning.

During this session, you will learn how to create a form, select a theme, add questions, add images and videos, share and manage your forms, select a response destination, view individual responses, and view response summaries.

Prerequisite: Prior experience using Google Drive is required.