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1. What's New in Google? (Sept 2022) (Online, Self Paced)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/19/2022

If you are in a Google district, you have noticed some changes to Google's apps during the past few months. During the pandemic, use of the Google platform and its corresponding apps grew tremendously. With that jump in usage came observations and suggestions as to how the platform could better serve the needs of educators and remain competitive with other learning management systems. In this online course, you will learn about changes that have been made to Google apps, and you'll be guided in how to best set up your Google Classrooms for success in the school year.
This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on September 19, 2022, and participants have until October 9, 2022, 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 to enroll.

2. Software Spotlight: Using Nearpod to Support the NYS Digital Fluency Standards

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/28/2022

Starting Soon
Nearpod has recently developed a content library aligned with many of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Explore this new content and how to engage learners while expanding teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to the next educational level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link prior to session date.

3. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Recruitment and Orientation (Virtual)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/29/2022

Starting Soon
Calling all instructional technology integration specialists and coaches! You spend the year supporting everyone else's needs; become part of a community specifically designed to support your needs as a professional developer and instructional technology expert.
If you are looking for a community of like minded individuals, consider participating in the 2022-23 cohort. This interest session will provide all the information necessary to participate. We are a professional community of leaders and learners representing districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. We are driven by instructional excellence, inspired by technology, and committed to collaborative practices.
Join us to see if this opportunity is right for you, as we continue this journey together in our fifth year as a learning community. We focus on current issues and topics you face in your work everyday, informed by our anchor text "Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons .” Spaces are limited to 20 participants for 2022-23.
Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

4. Software Spotlight: Explore Learning- Gizmos

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/29/2022

Starting Soon
Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into daily classroom routines. All participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

5. Sketchnoting in the Classroom-An Introduction (Online, Self Paced)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/3/2022

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 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 3, and participants have until October 14, 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.

6. Software Spotlight: IXL

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/3/2022

IXL is a program that focuses on personalized learning for students. This session will cover a multitude of features and uses for anyone curious about or new to IXL. By using continuous diagnostics or "Smart Score", students can track their own progress in core content areas (Mathematics and ELA). This session starts with a brief overview of IXL functionality, followed by an exploration of the Continuous Diagnostic feature. We'll explore ways to use the Real Time Center, displaying exactly what the students are working on at the moment and if they need assistance. We will also review the SmartScore (an algorithm-based assessment tool), and provide tips on what to look at as students practice. Registrants will receive a zoom invite prior to webinar.

7. Software Spotlight: Digital Fluency and Hands-on Learning with LEGO Education

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/4/2022

The NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards recognize how digital fluency is vital to success in college, careers, and citizenship in the 21st century. In this session, learn how LEGO Education creates motivation and engagement with hands on learning opportunities that help students see themselves in future STEM careers and as participants in a technology enhanced world. Attendees will learn how to develop curriculum using LEGO Learning solutions to address the NYS standards while providing well-rounded opportunities for student learning. Outcomes:


• Define digital literacy and fluency in computer science

• List the key concepts and purpose of the Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards

• Outline a continuum of learning that develops student knowledge of the standards in hands on activities

• Identify features of high-quality 21st century learning activities that develop fluency with Computer Science learning

• Describe hands-on learning experiences aligned to the NYS standards supported by LEGO Education solutions

Intended audience (e.g., tech directors, principals, teachers, etc.)


• Administrators

• Tech Directors

• CS Educators

• Curriculum Developers
Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

8. Software Spotlight: Newsela

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/4/2022

New
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.

9. BenQ Interactive Display

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/7/2022

Whether you have recently purchased BenQ boards or have had time to experience your BenQ board, please join us for the following opportunity to learn and share with your faculty and colleagues. This session will focus on getting to know your BenQ Board, troubleshooting, work through real life work flow scenarios, and discuss InstaShare; what it is and how to use it.

10. BrainPOP Science: What Evidence Do You Have To Support Your Claim? An exploration with BrainPOP Science- Middle school

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2022

This session will focus on how teachers can enhance students' science knowledge and communication skills via the CER process. We will discuss the necessity of evidence-based writing and how to help students comprehend the distinction between evidence and reasoning. We'll look at a science lesson with an embedded CER, and discuss the components of CERs as well as CERs' role in the science classroom and how CERs are fundamentally a part of 21st-century career and college readiness skills. Educators will leave with skills and resources to ensure that CER is taught effectively. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session. All are welcome to attend, however this webinar is designed for administrators, Science leaders and/or Science teachers

11. Software Spotlight: Dive into Design Thinking and PBL with Real-World Applications. An Introduction to 3DuxDesign

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2022

Join founder, Marci Klein M.D. and learn how we can create deeper, more authentic learning opportunities for our students with 3DuxDesign. In this product showcase, you will learn more about the modeling kits and see examples of how they are used in the k-8 classroom to create trans-disciplinary learning experiences that activate, inspire, and empower students.
Dr. Klein will also highlight the range of supporting web-based resources available, from basic, design-sprint style challenges to NGSS, ELA, and math standards-based engineering and architecture projects. Interested in taking a deeper dive into design thinking? She will also introduce the Global Futures Curriculum, a student-led, team-based project where students tackle modern-day challenges and build models of the sustainable and equitable communities they envision for their future.
Participants in the live session will also have an opportunity to get a free material and project sample kit.
Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

12. Software Spotlight: WeVideo

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2022

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.

13. Active Learning Center: Open House

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/12/2022

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.

14. Software Spotlight: Using Nearpod to Support the NYS Digital Fluency Standards

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/12/2022

Nearpod has recently developed a content library aligned with many of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Explore this new content and how to engage learners while expanding teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to the next educational level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link prior to session date. Registered participants will receive Zoom invite by email prior to session start.

15. Software Spotlight: Introducing Nearpod

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/12/2022

Learn how to create interactive slides and lessons that will engage learners and expand teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to a new engagement level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

16. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Cohort Kickoff Session (Hybrid)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

We are a professional community of leaders and learners representing districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. We are driven by instructional excellence, inspired by technology, and committed to collaborative practices.
Join us as we continue this journey together in our fifth year as a learning community to focus on current issues and topics you face in your work everyday, informed by our anchor text "Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons .”
In the true spirit of a PLC, you, the participants, will design the year long agenda based on topics elicited from our text. The Model Schools team will facilitate the inclusion of subject matter experts as needed based on the topics selected. This program will be facilitated by a LHRIC Model Schools team with over two decades of experience in instructional technology, professional development, instructional design, and adult learning theory.
This session will have in-person and remote options for participation. Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start in order to attend remotely.

17. Software Spotlight: Spiral Your Way to Regents Success with Castle Learning - Gr 9-12 & Advanced 8th Grade

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

This session will focus on Mastering Regents content throughout the year creating assignments by Unit and then using a Spiral Look-Back Review method in Castle Learning to allow students to move forward to the next unit while mastering weaknesses in the previous unit's content. Data Analysis will help teachers identify weaknesses and the Student Practice Assignment feature will help students identify and practice their own weaknesses. Teachers will learn how to create links to Google Classroom, Schoology or Canvas as well as push grades back to those platforms to allow for ease of grading assignments. Castle Learning has text to speech, Google Translation, and a Math Equation Editor. Students can utilize the online constructed response area to enter in an answer or take a picture of their work and upload the image to the question. Teachers can help students with homework by attaching their learning videos and class notes. Castle Learning has content K-12 which allows teachers access to all levels to help build student skills while focusing on Regents content.

Zoom link will be sent the day before to registered participants.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

18. Why Start an Esports Program

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

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.

19. Software Spotlight: Explore Learning- Gizmos

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into daily classroom routines. All participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

20. Software Spotlight: Mastering Standards with Castle Learning - Gr K-5

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

This session will introduce K-5 teachers to the tools in Castle Learning to help students master standards. With the ease of searching for content by standard, teachers can set students up with assignments that can be used to pre-test their knowledge and then students can utilize the Create Student Practice Assignment to work on their own individual weaknesses and master the standard. Teachers will learn how to create links to Google Classroom, Schoology or Canvas as well as push grades back to those platforms to allow for ease of grading assignments. Analysis of data will help teachers drive instruction and differentiate for student needs. Castle Learning has text to speech, Google Translation and the CBT toolbar and math equation editor that mimics the Grades 3-5 online testing.

Zoom link will be sent the day before to registered participants.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

21. PANOPTO ESSENTIALS FOR CREATORS: LHRIC Staff

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/14/2022

New
Let's celebrate our migration from Ensemble to Panopto together! If you currently use Ensemble to create, upload, share and/or edit video playlists, and would like a "quick start” approach with other colleagues, select from a series of upcoming dates facilitated by the LHRIC Model Schools team to cover the "essentials”. Camera- shy? We also welcome you if you're curious about utilizing video as part of your service delivery, but have had no prior experience with Ensemble. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

22. Sketchnoting-Beyond the Basics (Online, Self Paced)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/17/2022

Are you ready to take your and your students' sketchnoting to the next level? This online course will explore more on building your visual library, active sketchnoting techniques and refining your sketchnotes! NOTE: Pre-requisite: Sketchnoting in the Classroom - An Introduction. This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 17, 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.

23. Software Spotlight: IXL

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/17/2022

IXL is a program that focuses on personalized learning for students. This session will cover a multitude of features and uses for anyone curious about or new to IXL. By using continuous diagnostics or "Smart Score", students can track their own progress in core content areas (Mathematics and ELA). This session starts with a brief overview of IXL functionality, followed by an exploration of the Continuous Diagnostic feature. We'll explore ways to use the Real Time Center, displaying exactly what the students are working on at the moment and if they need assistance. We will also review the SmartScore (an algorithm-based assessment tool), and provide tips on what to look at as students practice. Registrants will receive a zoom invite prior to webinar.

24. Google Certified Educator Study Group 2022: Level 1 and Level 2(Online, Self Paced)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2022

Google's Certified Educator Microcredential (Level 1 and Level 2) helps teachers confidently use Google tools in the classroom. Over the years, we've seen changes in the focus and format of the exams that result in receiving a Certified Educator badge. If you are considering pursing certification in 2022, join this online "study group" to help you prepare for success. If you are considering either (or both) levels, this self paced course will help you prepare for the exam format, identify your own personal skills checklist, and will provide the opportunity to attend a "virtual office hour" (optional) to share strategies with fellow learners.

NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. An optional "live” session will be scheduled towards the end of the course completion date. This course begins on October 18, 2022, 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 to enroll.

25. Software Spotlight: Back to School with Explorelearing: Frax, Reflex and Gizmos (On site with remote option available)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2022

New
Hour 1: Explore Learning offers an array of math enrichment and math fluency solutions for elementary students within two programs: Frax and Reflex. Frax starts from a place where children have no prior knowledge of fractions, integrates storyboards and various virtual manipulatives for the "mission", where students help the crew complete fraction problems. We will walk through the program and dive into assessment tools, program set up and integration. Reflex focuses on math fluency, starting at Grade 2 and targets students' various learning. We will consider how these programs improve and target student learning during this critical time of their development.

Hour 2: Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. We'll also dive into Gizmo's newest feature, STEM cases which offer comprehensive thematic multi-lesson simulations. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into every type of daily classroom routine.

NOTE: this event will be held on site at LHRIC offices (450 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison, New York.) A virtual option will be made available for participants unable to travel. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the start date.

26. Software Spotlight: Introducing BrainPOP

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2022

BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. It's topics span Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Health, and Arts & Music. In this webinar we will look into the breadth of activities including: Make-a-Map, a concept mapping tool; , Creative Coding, Make-A-Movie, incorporate gaming into instruction, and provide feedback on learning artifacts. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

27. Software Spotlight: Lumio Playground

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2022

Join the fun! If you are new to Lumio or have used Lumio but have questions stop by our Lumio Playground! This will be an open forum for questions answers and structured play! Connection information will be provided to participants prior to session.

28. Integrating PBL, STEAM, and SEL Into The Daily Curriculum

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/20/2022

How do we integrate PBL, STEAM, and SEL into our curriculum to enhance teaching and learning? The driving force behind this pedagogy and educational approach is not in the design and it's not about which technology we use and it definitely is NOT about "One more thing”. The driving force for success is twofold: first, it is in the empathy or the relationship the students make with the curriculum idea and the real world connection. Second, it is in the collaboration on so many levels that make this integration work. It is a journey.

In this workshop, we will examine the journey from start to finish and create a PBL/STEAM/SEL unit that YOU can integrate into YOUR curriculum that will motivate ALL learners. The focus of this workshop will be on:
  • -Identifying learning standards in a curriculum area to begin this journey.
  • -Pinpointing goals for the unit.
  • -Awareness of the three P's and how to effectively use them during the process: PERSONALITY, PASSION and PERSEVERANCE.
  • -Designing a community of motivated learners.
  • -Acquiring the tools and resources needed for your project.
  • -Developing a "Setting Them Free" mindset and ways to use this mindset for optimum success.
  • -Understanding the flexibility in a fluid PBL unit and how to manage it.
  • -How to manage frustration at all levels while moving the project forward.
  • -Learning that teachers and students do not need to be "On the same page.”

    This workshop is for K-12 teachers and administrators. During these workshops, the participants will learn how to design a PBL/STEAM/SEL unit addressing their curriculum and standards, so that they can use their design unit in their classroom. Participants will learn how to successfully navigate roadblocks while on this journey. Please bring a curriculum unit that you are or will be working on this year .
  • 29. Software Spotlight: Mastering Standards & Content with Castle Learning - Gr 6-8

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/20/2022

    This session will introduce 6-8 teachers to the tools in Castle Learning to help students master standards and content. With the ease of searching for content by standard or topically, teachers can set students up with assignments that can be used to pre-test their knowledge and then students can utilize the Create Student Practice Assignment to work on their own individual weaknesses and master the standard. Teachers will learn how to create links to Google Classroom, Schoology or Canvas as well as push grades back to those platforms to allow for ease of grading assignments. Analysis of data will help teachers drive instruction and differentiate for student needs. Castle Learning has text to speech, Google Translation and the CBT toolbar and math equation editor that mimics the Grades 6-8 online testing.

    Zoom link will be sent the day before to registered participants.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

    30. Software Spotlight: Flocabulary

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/20/2022

    Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers at 20,000 schools use Flocabulary's standards-based videos, instructional activities and student creativity tools to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills. This program prides itself on incorporating vocabulary into every lesson to build academic vocabulary in every subject. Other features include Text-to-speech, peer discussion prompts and slower speeds to support ELLs. Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    31. PANOPTO ESSENTIALS FOR CREATORS: LHRIC Staff

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/21/2022

    New
    Let's celebrate our migration from Ensemble to Panopto together! If you currently use Ensemble to create, upload, share and/or edit video playlists, and would like a "quick start” approach with other colleagues, select from a series of upcoming dates facilitated by the LHRIC Model Schools team to cover the "essentials”. Camera- shy? We also welcome you if you're curious about utilizing video as part of your service delivery, but have had no prior experience with Ensemble. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

    32. The 1:1 Classroom: Now What? (October 2023) (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/24/2022

    Now that most students have a device while in school, teachers face the challenge of how to leverage them successfully. In this 6-hour course, participants will be exposed to strategies that maximize the benefits of a 1:1 laptop classroom. This course will focus on strategies and instructional models that foster the use of these devices efficiently and effectively. Some topics to be addressed include: classroom management (using technology) and use of the LMS; the 4 Cs (creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking); overview of tools that work well in this setting, including content creation tools; instructional models such as HyperDocs, Choice Boards and playlists; digital citizenship

    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 6 hours to complete. Optional "live” sessions will be held each week, at the request of participants. This course begins on October 24, 2022, and participants have until December 2, 2022 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 to enroll.

    33. Software Spotlight: IXL

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/24/2022

    IXL is a program that focuses on personalized learning for students. This session will cover a multitude of features and uses for anyone curious about or new to IXL. By using continuous diagnostics or "Smart Score", students can track their own progress in core content areas (Mathematics and ELA). This session starts with a brief overview of IXL functionality, followed by an exploration of the Continuous Diagnostic feature. We'll explore ways to use the Real Time Center, displaying exactly what the students are working on at the moment and if they need assistance. We will also review the SmartScore (an algorithm-based assessment tool), and provide tips on what to look at as students practice. Registrants will receive a zoom invite prior to webinar.

    34. Software Spotlight: Introducing BrainPOP

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/25/2022

    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. It's topics span Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Health, and Arts & Music. In this webinar we will look into the breadth of activities including: Make-a-Map, a concept mapping tool; , Creative Coding, Make-A-Movie, incorporate gaming into instruction, and provide feedback on learning artifacts. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

    35. Solving for the Creative Drought (Co Hosted by Local Apple Education Team)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/27/2022

    Join us to experience a day in the life of students as they harness the power of iPad and MacOS. More than ever, teachers are using Apple devices to create interactive and engaging learning experiences, no matter where students are learning. Hear about new features that help students and teachers be even more productive and creative. Whether your district is 1-1, or has sets of iPads/Macs, you will come away with ideas and resources from the session hosts and fellow participants.

    36. Software Spotlight: Flocabulary

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/27/2022

    Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers at 20,000 schools use Flocabulary's standards-based videos, instructional activities and student creativity tools to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills. This program prides itself on incorporating vocabulary into every lesson to build academic vocabulary in every subject. Other features include Text-to-speech, peer discussion prompts and slower speeds to support ELLs. Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    37. PANOPTO ESSENTIALS FOR CREATORS: LHRIC Staff

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/28/2022

    New
    Let's celebrate our migration from Ensemble to Panopto together! If you currently use Ensemble to create, upload, share and/or edit video playlists, and would like a "quick start” approach with other colleagues, select from a series of upcoming dates facilitated by the LHRIC Model Schools team to cover the "essentials”. Camera- shy? We also welcome you if you're curious about utilizing video as part of your service delivery, but have had no prior experience with Ensemble. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

    38. Differentiation Through Choice (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/31/2022

    According to Dr. Catlin Tucker, "student agency, or a students' ability to make key decisions about their learning experience, is an essential aspect of blended learning.” Choice boards and "playlists” are simply digital documents that outline specific resources and tasks, but they are also strategies for blended learning when we combine active, engaged learning online with active, engaged learning offline. This session will unpack some essentials of creating choice boards and playlists richly enhanced by digital technology tools. PD Your Way NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 31, 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.

    39. BenQ Interactive Display

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/2/2022

    Whether you have recently purchased BenQ boards or have had time to experience your BenQ board, please join us for the following opportunity to learn and share with your faculty and colleagues. This session will focus on getting to know your BenQ Board, troubleshooting, work through real life work flow scenarios, and discuss InstaShare; what it is and how to use it.

    40. Esports with vendor PlayVs

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/2/2022

    Are you interested in starting an esports club at your school? Chances are your students are, and it's likely they're already signed up and ready to play. Here is a chance to hear how PlayVs can make this easy, affordable and rewarding for your school. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

    41. PANOPTO ESSENTIALS FOR CREATORS: LHRIC Staff

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/4/2022

    New
    Let's celebrate our migration from Ensemble to Panopto together! If you currently use Ensemble to create, upload, share and/or edit video playlists, and would like a "quick start” approach with other colleagues, select from a series of upcoming dates facilitated by the LHRIC Model Schools team to cover the "essentials”. Camera- shy? We also welcome you if you're curious about utilizing video as part of your service delivery, but have had no prior experience with Ensemble. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

    42. Software Spotlight: WeVideo

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/9/2022

    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.

    43. Software Spotlight: Flocabulary

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/10/2022

    Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers at 20,000 schools use Flocabulary's standards-based videos, instructional activities and student creativity tools to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills. This program prides itself on incorporating vocabulary into every lesson to build academic vocabulary in every subject. Other features include Text-to-speech, peer discussion prompts and slower speeds to support ELLs. Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    44. Software Spotlight: NoRedInk

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/10/2022

    Join us for an introduction to NoRedInk. This program is an online writing curriculum that includes diagnostic tools, skills practice and scaffolded writing activities. The program engages students based on their interests, boosts their skills with adaptive practice, and guides them through the writing and revision process. Connection information will be sent to registrants prior to session.

    45. The Agile Classroom (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/14/2022

    A student-centered approach, Agile classrooms emphasize collaboration, communication, self-organization, and social skills that will benefit them not only in the classroom, but through all areas of life. Agile Classrooms empowers you with an operating system for 21st Century Learning that provides structures to scaffold and adapt student choice and collaboration. Agile Classrooms are based on real-world approaches that the most innovative companies in the world use. In an Agile Classroom, your students are better able to meet the learning goals of today while being ready for the modern world of work they will enter. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on November 14, and participants have until December 2, 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.

    46. Software Spotlight: Book Creator

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/14/2022

    This product harnesses the creativity of teachers and students to accomplish exactly what it calls itself: to create books. Book creator's digital book-making platform includes various themes and templates, drawing, addition of media, and shareable options for collaboration across multiple creators. This 45- minute session is a walk-through of the product, features, and examples of how others are using the tool. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    47. Esports with vendor Generation Esports

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/15/2022

    Are you interested in starting an esports club at your school? Chances are your students are, and it's likely they're already signed up and ready to play. Here is a chance to hear how Generation Esports can make this easy, affordable and rewarding for your school. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

    48. BrainPOP Science: What Evidence Do You Have To Support Your Claim? An exploration with BrainPOP Science- Middle school

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/15/2022

    This session will focus on how teachers can enhance students' science knowledge and communication skills via the CER process. We will discuss the necessity of evidence-based writing and how to help students comprehend the distinction between evidence and reasoning. We'll look at a science lesson with an embedded CER, and discuss the components of CERs as well as CERs' role in the science classroom and how CERs are fundamentally a part of 21st-century career and college readiness skills. Educators will leave with skills and resources to ensure that CER is taught effectively. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session. All are welcome to attend, however this webinar is designed for administrators, Science leaders and/or Science teachers

    49. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Meetup # 1 (Virtual)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/17/2022

    First virtual meetup for the L1,T2 Cohort for 2022-23.
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    50. Software Spotlight: Introducing Nearpod

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/23/2022

    Learn how to create interactive slides and lessons that will engage learners and expand teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to a new engagement level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

    51. Software Spotlight: Book Creator

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/28/2022

    This product harnesses the creativity of teachers and students to accomplish exactly what it calls itself: to create books. Book creator's digital book-making platform includes various themes and templates, drawing, addition of media, and shareable options for collaboration across multiple creators. This 45- minute session is a walk-through of the product, features, and examples of how others are using the tool. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    52. Podcasting Institute

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/29/2022 to 12/6/2022

    Podcasts provide both creators and listeners with a significant platform to share ideas, information, and encourage conversation around various topics. Podcasts can be created and consumed effectively within K-12 classrooms, and this 3 hour institute will address a variety of topics to help students (and teachers) appreciate the art and science of podcast creation, distribution, and consumption.
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    53. Software Spotlight: Introducing BrainPOP

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/29/2022

    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. It's topics span Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Health, and Arts & Music. In this webinar we will look into the breadth of activities including: Make-a-Map, a concept mapping tool; , Creative Coding, Make-A-Movie, incorporate gaming into instruction, and provide feedback on learning artifacts. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

    54. Software Spotlight: Breakout EDU: Updates!

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/30/2022

    New
    Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform that brings the excitement of "escape rooms" into the classroom through physical and digital games. Breakout EDU challenges students to work together to solve puzzles and open the physical or digital locks. Breakout EDU consists of an online platform and physical breakout kits. The web-based platform contains over 800+ kits and over 800+ digital games for every subject and new games are added each month. If you have a subscription and would benefit from a fresh look, this session will give you a tour of all of the new updates! Registered participants will receive the Zoom invite prior to session start

    55. UDL and Blended Learning Book Study (Authors: Katie Novak and Catlin Tucker) (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/1/2022

    Based on the text "UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes" (Katie Novak and Catlin Tucker), this self paced course will present tools and strategies that combine the adaptability of Universal Design for Learning with the flexibility of blended learning environments, powered by 1-1 device access and robust technology infrastructures that have been realized as a result of the pandemic.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. An optional "live” session will be scheduled towards the end of the course completion date. This course begins on December 1, 2022, and participants have until December 22, 2022 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 to enroll.

    56. Edcamp: How To Teach When Every Student Has a Device

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/2/2022

    How do I teach when every student has a device? Join us for our edCamp-unconference. Edcamp is a fun, laid-back opportunity to network and learn with other educators. It is completely participant driven; all participants are welcome to pitch ideas, facilitate a session, and connect with others to build their professional network. What should I prepare? This is your conference, bring with you a topic related to the theme that you would like to discuss with other educators! What should you expect in each session? In each session you should expect an unstructured conversation where educators share best practices, challenges and passions related to the overarching theme. Everyone at an edcamp is encouraged to practice the law of two feet. The law of two feet says that if you become uninterested at any point, you are encouraged to leave and join another session. In an edcamp you are also invited to take breaks at any time, with the idea that it is sometimes in the breaks that the ‘A-ha' moments arrive. If you are not familiar with edCamp format, check out this video! https://youtu.be/I3ownFNREVQ

    57. Formative Assessment Tools (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/5/2022

    In this online, self paced course you will have the opportunity to explore, reflect and apply different formative assessment tools categorized by the classroom activity. PD Your Way NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on December 5th, and participants have until December 16th 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.

    58. Active Learning Center: Open House

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/7/2022

    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.

    59. Software Spotlight: Explore Learning- Gizmos

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/8/2022

    Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into daily classroom routines. All participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

    60. Software Spotlight: Book Creator

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/12/2022

    This product harnesses the creativity of teachers and students to accomplish exactly what it calls itself: to create books. Book creator's digital book-making platform includes various themes and templates, drawing, addition of media, and shareable options for collaboration across multiple creators. This 45- minute session is a walk-through of the product, features, and examples of how others are using the tool. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    61. Integrating PBL, STEAM, and SEL Into The Daily Curriculum

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/13/2022

    How do we integrate PBL, STEAM, and SEL into our curriculum to enhance teaching and learning? The driving force behind this pedagogy and educational approach is not in the design and it's not about which technology we use and it definitely is NOT about "One more thing”. The driving force for success is twofold: first, it is in the empathy or the relationship the students make with the curriculum idea and the real world connection. Second, it is in the collaboration on so many levels that make this integration work. It is a journey.

    In this workshop, we will examine the journey from start to finish and create a PBL/STEAM/SEL unit that YOU can integrate into YOUR curriculum that will motivate ALL learners. The focus of this workshop will be on:
  • -Identifying learning standards in a curriculum area to begin this journey.
  • -Pinpointing goals for the unit.
  • -Awareness of the three P's and how to effectively use them during the process: PERSONALITY, PASSION and PERSEVERANCE.
  • -Designing a community of motivated learners.
  • -Acquiring the tools and resources needed for your project.
  • -Developing a "Setting Them Free" mindset and ways to use this mindset for optimum success.
  • -Understanding the flexibility in a fluid PBL unit and how to manage it.
  • -How to manage frustration at all levels while moving the project forward. -Learning that teachers and students do not need to be "On the same page.”

    This workshop is for K-12 teachers and administrators. During these workshops, the participants will learn how to design a PBL/STEAM/SEL unit addressing their curriculum and standards, so that they can use their design unit in their classroom. Participants will learn how to successfully navigate roadblocks while on this journey. Please bring a curriculum unit that you are or will be working on this year .
  • 62. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Give the Gift of Knowledge (Hybrid)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/14/2022

    For the "Learning First, Technology Second" 2022-23 cohort: our fifth annual holiday tradition! In the spirit of giving, "Give the Gift of Knowledge" is a special format that allows cohort members to "gift" their knowledge, ideas, resources in the spirit of a holiday celebration. All "gifts" will be re-packaged into a digital keepsake that will continue giving throughout the year.
    This session will have in-person and remote options for participation. Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start in order to attend remotely.

    63. Software Spotlight: Introducing Nearpod

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/14/2022

    Learn how to create interactive slides and lessons that will engage learners and expand teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to a new engagement level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

    64. Software Spotlight: WeVideo

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/14/2022

    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.

    65. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Meetup # 2 (Virtual)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 1/12/2023

    Second virtual meetup for the L1,T2 Cohort for 2022-23.
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    66. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Meetup # 3 (Virtual)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 2/8/2023

    Third virtual meetup for the L1,T2 Cohort for 2022-23.
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    67. Solving for the Creative Drought (Co Hosted by Local Apple Education Team)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 2/9/2023

    Join us to experience a day in the life of students as they harness the power of iPad and MacOS. More than ever, teachers are using Apple devices to create interactive and engaging learning experiences, no matter where students are learning. Hear about new features that help students and teachers be even more productive and creative. Whether your district is 1-1, or has sets of iPads/Macs, you will come away with ideas and resources from the session hosts and fellow participants.

    68. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Meetup # 4 (Virtual)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/14/2023

    Fourth virtual meetup for the L1,T2 Cohort for 2022-23.
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    69. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Meetup # 5 (Virtual)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 4/13/2023

    Fifth virtual meetup for the L1,T2 Cohort for 2022-23.
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.