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In this course we will explore applications of the New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards (NYSCSDF) as they reinforce and support New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS), a series of performance expectations that define what students should understand and be able to do as a result of their study of science.

This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn to apply the New York State Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards (NYSCSDF) in science to support student learning as guided by the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS).
  • Objective 2: To build lessons and project activities that apply the NYSCSDF to enhance student learning in the science classroom..

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course we will review the basics of Computer Science and Digital Fluency in the arts. This in-depth course will explore creative, fun, project-based art projects and concepts that integrate technology and STEAM learning. We'll explore a range of emerging and classic tools and media that teach the fundamentals and are cost-effective. We will cover incorporating the principles of Computer Science, Digital Fluency, and the arts along with how to engage students with creative projects, and then sharing ways to elevate the learning to the next level by adding elements such as collaboration, connection, and community.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn what the Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards are and how they can be used in the art classroom.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to integrate CS & DF into projects for use in any classroom environment.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards. This course will explore how these standards can look in your ELA class from K-12. We will explore all 5 concept areas as well as the sub concept areas. Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement these standards into your ELA curriculum.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards and how these standards can look in your math class from Kindergarten to 12th grade. We will explore all 5 concept areas as well as the subconcept areas. Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement these standards into your Math curriculum.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course we will provide educators with the understanding on how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: Participants will understand how to use home language supports in multiple ways, with students and/or with parents helping their children.
  • Objective 2: Participants will learn about resources available to content area teachers through NYSED.
  • Objective 3: Review the essential elements for creating mini-webinettes in content areas for ELLs.
  • Objective 4: Deepen understanding of scaffolds and supports shared in previous sessions, and explore effective means of implementation.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Cybersecurity. This course will explore the three subconcept areas within Cybersecurity. These are:
  • Risks
  • Safeguards
  • Response

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Cybersecurity.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Digital Literacy. This course will explore the two subconcept areas within Digital Literacy. These are:
  • Digital Use
  • Digital Citizenship

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Digital Literacy.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Impacts of Computing. This course will explore the 4 subconcepts within Impacts of Computing. These are:
  • Society
  • Ethics
  • Accessibility
  • Career Paths

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Impacts of Computing.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Networks and System Design. This course will explore the two subconcept areas within Networks and Systems Design. These are:
  • Hardware and Software
  • Networks and the Internet

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Networks and System Design.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • The focus of this course is to provide educators with the understanding on how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: Participants will understand key research and concepts that support instruction of ELLs, such as Comprehensible Input, Scaffolded Supports and Home Language Supports.
  • Objective 2: Participants will identify key strategies to support ELLs in Content Area classes.
  • Objective 3: Participants will have understanding of ways to increase student engagement and connections, thereby develop stronger relationships with ELLs online.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Computational Thinking. This course will explore the four subconcepts within Computational Thinking. These are:
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Abstraction and Decomposition
  • Algorithms and Programming

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Computational Thinking.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • 12. Supporting ELL/MLL Learners (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 1/15/2024

    During this online course, learners will explore challenges and strategies to foster ELLs' access to content in learning environments such as virtual or hybrid environments. This course will be open from October 2,2023 to December 15,2023 and is worth 5 CTLE Hours.

    Course Purpose
    Participants will delve deeper into key strategies highlighted in previous modules.
    Participants will observe strategies modeled in the classroom and reflect on their implementation.

    Modules
    Module 1: Introduction
    Module #2: Key Strategies
    Module #3: Focus on Scaffolds
    Module #4: Example of Multi-Language Classroom
    Module #5: Final Course Assignment
    Resources for Continued Learning
    Final Module: Get Your Digital Badge and Certificate



    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.

    13. Supporting Students with Unique Abilities: An Introduction Course (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 1/15/2024

    In this course we will help teachers support students who have unique abilities by leveling the playing field and leveraging technology so that students can learn independently.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn strategies that support students with unique learning abilities.
  • Objective 2: To learn tools that will provide all students with equal access to knowledge.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • 14. Supporting Students' Self Confidence and Motivation: An Introduction Course (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 1/15/2024

    In this course, we will explore ways to increase our students' confidence and intrinsic motivation. We will explore the vocabulary, resources, and activities that can be used to support our students. We will also take a look at the technology tools and resources that are available for you.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn ways to increase confidence and motivation.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to find and use the resources available to support student growth.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • 15. [Learning in the Age of AI: Apply to Practice] Promoting Student Engagement and Academic Success with AI (Two Part Webinar Series)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 2/8/2024 to 3/7/2024

    As AI continues to grow, teachers will need to understand the potential of this technology in education. By leveraging AI-driven insights and tools, teachers can create engaging learning experiences, cultivate a more inclusive classroom environment to increase achievement. During this two-part webinar, participants will explore ways to use AI in the classroom to enhance student engagement and academic success for all students. (Participants can sign up for just Part 1, but must take Part 1 if they want to take Part 2)

    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    16. 2024 LHRIC MTSS Forum Sponsored by Renaissance

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/6/2024

    Starting Soon
    Join us for the 2024 LHRIC MTSS Forum Sponsored by Renaissance Learning! We will be joined by Dr. Robert Zywicki and Kellie Kilde, Renaissance's leading experts in the MTSS field and eduClimber platform. Together, we will explore best practices and solutions that have worked for other districts as they analyze, revise, and/or implement their MTSS process. With a focus on eduClimber, we'll review key features and the benefits of Screening Assessments, Progress Monitoring, and Data Dashboard Solutions. Breakfast and lunch will be served by our sponsors at Renaissance. Bring your questions, ideas, and be ready to share with your neighboring districts!

    17. Zoom User Group - Virtual

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: Zoom Admins; LHRIC Zoom Users

    Dates: 3/7/2024

    NewStarting Soon

    Please join us Thursday March 7th, 2024 from 11:00am to 12:15pm for an Engaging User Group Meeting hosted by Zoom and LHRIC.

    During the User Group Zoom will delve into their latest trends and innovations. Our agenda includes discussions on Zoom's AI companions, Advanced Whiteboard, Zoom Schedulers and Polls, and Translated Captions.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and stay ahead of the curve in the Zoom landscape.

    Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's something for everyone to learn, explore and enjoy!.


    Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registered participants day before the event; if you are unable to attend please sign up and we will send you a recording of the session.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Cindy Taran.

    18. [Learning First, Technology Second 23-24] Meetup # 5

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/7/2024

    Starting Soon
    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.
    Meetup Format:
  • Welcome/Intro
  • Warmup/Scenario Challenge
  • Open Share: Best Practices and Success Stories
  • Featured Topic/Presentation
  • Q and A/ Open Discussion
  • Resource Sharing and Closing
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
  • 19. Book Creator's Lunch & Learn

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/8/2024

    Discover the endless possibilities of Book Creator as a catalyst for unlocking student creativity and empowering them to become confident authors and creators. Crafting Interactive Notebooks and Portfolios with Book Creator Step into the world of interactive notebooks and portfolios, where learning comes alive with creativity and engagement. Discover how Book Creator empowers teachers to transform lessons into interactive experiences that capture student attention and enhance understanding. From brainstorming to summarization, Book Creator provides the tools to create engaging activities, assessments, and reflections that make learning unforgettable. Join Jon Smith as we explore the endless possibilities of Book Creator and turn your classroom into a hub of interactive learning. Participants receive a catered lunch.

    20. Technology and Differentiation: A Match Made in Cyberspace (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/11/2024

    Tailoring instruction to meet the diverse learners in a classroom is challenging and time consuming, but can yield results for students that are life altering and empowering. Finding the right mix of tools, strategies and resources will help teachers attain the goal of meeting the needs of the students in the classroom. Technology has done much to assist in this somewhat daunting task. In this course, participants will review the principles of differentiation, explore data-gathering tools to assess students' entry points to learning, explore instructional models and technology tools that foster differentiated instruction, build a lesson that incorporates the learning gleaned from the course, and receive peer feedback on the product developed.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on March 11, 2024, and participants have until April 1, 2024 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.

    21. 2024 LHRIC/i-Ready Spring User Group

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/14/2024

    Join us for our 2024 Spring user group with Curriculum Associates' i-Ready team! Together we will discuss performance and growth and how to use i-Ready's instructional portion to fuel both. The LHRIC and i-Ready team will also provide time and support for both administrators and teachers in planning while utilizing i-Ready data. Lunch will be served. Come with your questions, best practices, and current challenges and be ready to discuss with the teams and other i-Ready districts!

    22. Software Spotlight: IXL

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/18/2024

    New
    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 link invite prior to the session.

    23. [Learning in the Age of AI: Apply to Practice] Nurturing Academic Integrity in the Age of AI (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/25/2024

    AI technology has brought forth transformative possibilities for teaching and learning. However, along with its benefits, AI also presents new challenges in maintaining academic integrity. This workshop is designed to equip educators with the ability to integrate AI strategies and tools while nurturing the fundamentals of authenticity, ethics, and originality.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on March 25, 2024, and participants have until June 15 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.

    24. Kami 101

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/25/2024

    New
    This is a Kami 101 course as well as a fantastic refresher course, if you are already familiar with Kami. Kami is a program that provides editable and designable PDFs. Our vendor spotlight will take you on a journey of learning beyond just using Kami for editing and annotating. From the tools, to ways you can use Kami for accessibility, this session will provide new and innovative features that will ignite your classroom. Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting invite prior to the session. This webinar will cover: How to facilitate and share a collaborative activity with your students How to upload a file into Kami via Drive, OneDrive and your Computer Annotation Bank & Annotation Summary How to "Spotlight" students annotations How to recognize who is collaborating in your document Google Classroom Integration Split and Merge Kami Grade by Page feature (exclusive to Google Classroom) Feature Controls (For collaborative copies and individual copies) Accessibility features (Comments, Read Aloud, Text Box) Add Media Tool (YouTube, Google Image Search) Kami Library Website Shortcuts (kami.app / kami.new) Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

    25. BrainPOP Refresh!- Software Spotlight

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/25/2024

    New
    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. Its 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.

    26. [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] Technology's Place in Student Collaboration

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/26/2024

    You love the idea of student collaboration - students actively engaged, learning from each other, understanding different views and perspectives, and thinking critically about content and resources. You've had devices in your classroom for awhile now and are looking for innovative and creative ways of using them more effectively to impact student achievement. How do you marry these impactfully using these devices to foster student collaboration both on in-class and at-home assignments and projects? In this in-person course, participants will develop a deeper understanding of technology's place in student collaboration and creative ways to encourage active participation in learning experiences and reflection.

    27. [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] Nurturing the Future Coders (Webinar Series)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/26/2024 to 5/7/2024

    Join us for a three-part webinar series designed specifically for elementary educators seeking to enhance their instructional practices. This course aims to empower teachers with practical strategies for seamlessly integrating computational thinking into their daily lessons. Emphasizing simplicity, participants will be introduced to straightforward solutions that require no prior coding experience. Through engaging demonstrations, both plugged (using technology) and unplugged (offline) exercises will be showcased and shared, providing educators with valuable tools to enrich their teaching methods. Don't miss this opportunity to explore innovative ways to incorporate computational thinking into your K-12 classroom!

    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

    28. Software Spotlight: IXL

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 4/8/2024

    New
    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 link invite prior to the session.

    29. Kami 101

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 4/8/2024

    New
    This is a Kami 101 course as well as a fantastic refresher course, if you are already familiar with Kami. Kami is a program that provides editable and designable PDFs. Our vendor spotlight will take you on a journey of learning beyond just using Kami for editing and annotating. From the tools, to ways you can use Kami for accessibility, this session will provide new and innovative features that will ignite your classroom. Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting invite prior to the session. This webinar will cover: How to facilitate and share a collaborative activity with your students How to upload a file into Kami via Drive, OneDrive and your Computer Annotation Bank & Annotation Summary How to "Spotlight" students annotations How to recognize who is collaborating in your document Google Classroom Integration Split and Merge Kami Grade by Page feature (exclusive to Google Classroom) Feature Controls (For collaborative copies and individual copies) Accessibility features (Comments, Read Aloud, Text Box) Add Media Tool (YouTube, Google Image Search) Kami Library Website Shortcuts (kami.app / kami.new) Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

    30. BrainPOP Refresh!- Software Spotlight

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 4/8/2024

    New
    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. Its 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.
    In an era where reality and technology are becoming increasingly intertwined, the ability to discern fact from fiction has become a critical skill. This webinar is designed to empower educators with the knowledge and tools necessary to teach students how to recognize and analyze deep fakes. Participants will be able to guide their students through the complexities of a digital landscape where truth can be manipulated.

    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
    Join us for a full-day professional development course designed exclusively for K-12 educators seeking to enhance their implementation of the new Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards without the need for a complete curriculum overhaul. This course aims to equip educators with essential tools and innovative ideas to successfully kick-start their journey towards seamless tech integration in the classroom.

    Throughout the day, participants will engage in hands-on activities, collaborative discussions, and practical demonstrations that focus on fine-tuning strategies for incorporating tomorrow's technology into today's lessons. Our expert facilitators will guide you through the process of adapting your existing curriculum to align with the latest standards, providing you with the skills needed to make impactful changes without starting from scratch.
    Join us for a guided opportunity for library media specialists to collaborate with colleagues from other districts on the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency Standards, digital citizenship, online sourcing and plagiarism. Registered participants will receive Zoom link prior to session start.

    34. [Learning First, Technology Second 23-24] Meetup # 6

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 4/18/2024

    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.
    Meetup Format:
  • Welcome/Intro
  • Warmup/Scenario Challenge
  • Open Share: Best Practices and Success Stories
  • Featured Topic/Presentation
  • Q and A/ Open Discussion
  • Resource Sharing and Closing
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
  • Join us for a guided opportunity for elementary technology leaders to collaborate with colleagues from other districts on the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency Standards, digital citizenship, and supporting classroom practices in technology. Registered participants will receive Zoom link prior to session start.
    This workshop is designed to provide elementary classroom teachers with an opportunity to develop strategies for teaching digital literacy foundational skills that are developmentally appropriate for their specific grade levels. The workshop will focus on integrating technology into daily classroom instruction to enhance student learning. The course will cover topics such as basic digital skills, digital citizenship and using digital tools for research, expression, practice and application. The workshop will meet twice virtually and the remainder of the requirements will be online.
    This course consists of two virtual meetings (April 25 from 3-4 and May 30th from 3-4), supplemented by four hours of online coursework. The online course will be open from April 29-May 29th.

    37. [Learning in the Age of AI: Apply To Practice] Empowering Educators to Use AI as a TA (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 5/6/2024

    Welcome to the future of education! In today's rapidly evolving world, technology has become an indispensable tool in the classroom, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is leading the charge in transforming the way we teach and learn. If you're eager to stay ahead of the curve, this course is tailor-made for you. Join us and discover how to harness the power of AI as a teacher assistant and a timesaver. You'll not only learn the practical aspects of using AI tools but will also gain insights into the ethical considerations and responsible use of AI in education.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on May 6, 2024, and participants have until May 10, 2024 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.
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping the world as we know it, and with the profound advancements come both exhilarating opportunities and daunting challenges. "Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World" by Mo Gawdat is your gateway to understanding the intricate interplay between AI and humanity, and our collective role in shaping its future.

    Throughout this book study, we will unravel the core themes of "Scary Smart," including:
  • The AI Revolution: Gain a deep understanding of the current AI landscape, from its transformative potential to its ethical implications and societal impact.
  • The Ethical Imperative: Delve into the moral and ethical questions surrounding AI, including issues of bias, privacy, and the responsible use of AI technologies.
  • Human-AI Collaboration: Explore the symbiotic relationship between humans and AI, uncovering ways in which we can harness AI's capabilities to enhance our lives and solve complex problems.
  • AI for Good: Discuss the incredible potential of AI to address pressing global challenges, from healthcare to environmental conservation, and how individuals can contribute to AI-driven solutions.
  • Taking Action: Discover actionable steps you can take to shape the future of AI responsibly and ensure its benefits are accessible to all, regardless of your technical background.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on May 13, 2024, and participants have until May 27, 2024 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.
  • 39. [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Reflect and Collaborate] Nurturing the Future Coders (In Person)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 5/14/2024

    Join us for a collaborative workshop designed specifically for elementary educators seeking to enhance their instructional practices. This course aims to empower teachers with practical strategies for seamlessly integrating computational thinking into their daily lessons. Emphasizing simplicity, participants will be introduced to straightforward solutions that require no prior coding experience. Through engaging demonstrations, both plugged (using technology) and unplugged (offline) exercises will be showcased and shared, providing educators with valuable tools to enrich their teaching methods. Don't miss this opportunity to explore innovative ways to incorporate computational thinking into your K-12 classroom!
    Most districts have taken a serious look at the role that 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 session 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. You will actively engage in programming scenarios where you will become familiar with the interface, commands, and basic protocols/commands of Scratch.

    41. [Learning First, Technology Second 23-24] Meetup # 7

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 5/16/2024

    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.
    Meetup Format:
  • Welcome/Intro
  • Warmup/Scenario Challenge
  • Open Share: Best Practices and Success Stories
  • Featured Topic/Presentation
  • Q and A/ Open Discussion
  • Resource Sharing and Closing
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
  • 42. Software Spotlight: IXL

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 5/20/2024

    New
    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 link invite prior to the session.

    43. Kami 101

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 5/20/2024

    New
    This is a Kami 101 course as well as a fantastic refresher course, if you are already familiar with Kami. Kami is a program that provides editable and designable PDFs. Our vendor spotlight will take you on a journey of learning beyond just using Kami for editing and annotating. From the tools, to ways you can use Kami for accessibility, this session will provide new and innovative features that will ignite your classroom. Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting invite prior to the session. This webinar will cover: How to facilitate and share a collaborative activity with your students How to upload a file into Kami via Drive, OneDrive and your Computer Annotation Bank & Annotation Summary How to "Spotlight" students annotations How to recognize who is collaborating in your document Google Classroom Integration Split and Merge Kami Grade by Page feature (exclusive to Google Classroom) Feature Controls (For collaborative copies and individual copies) Accessibility features (Comments, Read Aloud, Text Box) Add Media Tool (YouTube, Google Image Search) Kami Library Website Shortcuts (kami.app / kami.new) Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

    44. BrainPOP Refresh!- Software Spotlight

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 5/20/2024

    New
    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. Its 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.
    This session is designed to help educators build a unique classroom culture that promotes the positive use of technology. We will explore simple strategies that address digital literacy and the social and emotional impacts of technology. You will also be provided with valuable resources to support both family and community members.

    During this session, you will:

    *Complete a comprehensive hands-on tour of the Common Sense Media Education© portfolio.

    *Map out a detailed path to digital literacy for your classroom.

    *Begin your journey to become a Common Sense Educator.

    "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 three-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.
    Join us for a guided opportunity for library media specialists to collaborate with colleagues from other districts on the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency Standards, digital citizenship, online sourcing and plagiarism. Registered participants will receive Zoom link prior to session start.
    Join us for a guided opportunity for elementary technology leaders to collaborate with colleagues from other districts on the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency Standards, digital citizenship, and supporting classroom practices in technology. Registered participants will receive Zoom link prior to session start.