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1. Nearpod for Hybrid, Remote, and In-Person Learning - AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 1/25/2021

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Learn how to increase student engagement by integrating Nearpod into your lessons. Nearpod is an all-encompassing platform that can be used for already existing, or newly created, synchronous and asynchronous lessons. Through this hands on workshop you will learn the basics of creating and presenting with Nearpod, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students both in person and remotely, as well as how to use the features to facilitate your lessons. Whether you are teaching remotely, hybrid or in person, Nearpod is a wonderful addition to any learning environment.

2. Raz-Plus User Group

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 1/26/2021

Location: Virtual

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In this webinar, learn why Raz-Plus is the perfect solution for your distance learning needs. The following topics will be discussed:

Identify, access, and assign Raz-Plus resources for students who are learning from home

Provide additional practice opportunities using carefully curated Distance Learning Packs

Configure the Reading Room and Level Up! areas to best support each student

Help parents monitor their child's usage and activity using the Parent Portal

Use the interactive recording, journaling, and annotation tools to help parents and guardians encourage reading practice

3. 5 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 1/29/2021

Location: Google Meet

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Google Forms can be used in many different ways in the classroom or for remote learning! Come join this class and learn how to create surveys, exit tickets, quizzes, and much more! Teachers will learn how to assign quizzes using Google Classroom.

4. Collaborate in Real Time with Jamboard

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 1/29/2021

Location: Google Meet

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Jamboard is a collaborative digital whiteboard that you can use as a whiteboard for just the teachers, or each student can have their own to work on! You are able to add pictures, sticky notes, and can draw directly on the page. Come learn how Jamboard can enhance your classroom.

5. Using Bitmoji to Provide Constructive Student Feedback

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 1/29/2021

Location: Google Meet

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Teachers will learn how to install the Bitmoji extension into their Chrome Browser and create their own Bitmoji. They will learn how to use their Bitmoji for feedback on student work. Teachers will also learn how to customize their Google Banner with their own images that they create.

6. Peardeck for Student Assessment and Engagement - AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/1/2021

In this new learning environment, it can be hard to keep your students engaged. Learn how to increase engagement by integrating Peardeck into your lessons. In this hour long session you will learn the basics of creating and presenting with Peardeck, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students both in person and remotely, as well as how to use the features to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons. Whether you are teaching remotely, hybrid, or in the classroom, Peardeck is a wonderful addition to any learning environment.

7. Google Notebook, Jamboard, and Google Drawing for Asynchronous and Synchronous Learners.

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/2/2021

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This workshop will focus on how to create a Google notebook in Google Slides to foster asynchronous and synchronous learning techniques. Participants will learn how to edit the master slide in Google slides and create various activities. Additionally participants will learn several applications and techniques in Jamboard as well as how to create student centered drag and drop activities on Google Drawing. Participants will learn practical applications of these interactive techniques and how to integrate them into Google Classroom.

8. Technology Integration Specialist Roundtable

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/3/2021

Please join us on Wednesday 2/3 at 1:00 pm for our third Virtual Instructional Technology Specialist Roundtable of the year. More information about this roundtable will be forthcoming.

The Zoom link and password will be sent out the morning of the meeting.

The Instructional Technology Specialist Roundtable is a collaborative community meeting space for Instructional Technology Coaches and Specialists led by the Nassau BOCES Model Schools team. Our meetings discuss everything technology related from best integration practices, favorite/new programs, troubleshooting pressing technology (hardware, software, integration) issues, and more. We look forward to reconnecting with those returning and meeting those that are joining us for the first time.

9. The 4th Annual Long Island Model Schools Forum

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/8/2021

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HOW IT STARTED VS HOW IT'S GOING: THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Three Long Island districts will share their journey of the pandemic from the start to the present. They will discuss what they learned, what they would keep going forward and what they would discontinue once schools return to normal.


Sachem School District - Will share information on their successful "Tech Tuesdays”, which focuses on current trends and district needs, resulting in a digital repository of resources.


Valley Stream High School District - Will discuss how planning, targeted professional development and teacher choice helped their district stay on track during the pandemic and formed their future tech goals.


Cold Spring Harbor School District - Will focus on how videoconferencing (Zoom) has had a positive impact on teaching and administrative tasks.

10. Book Creator for Digital Publishing - AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/8/2021

Book Creator for Chrome is a digital publishing tool that helps students create, read and share interactive books on a Chromebook or desktop computer. Book Creator allows for text, images, audio, video and links to online resources to be added to any page. Students can also draw, add shapes, comic templates, stickers and emojis. If you can't find what you need, use the built-in Google Image Search. Book Creator is flexible enough to use in any subject, with any grade level. During this hands-on workshop, teachers will learn first hand how to work with the Book Creator tools, explore the vast library of Teacher Resources, Learn how to create and manage a class library as well as all the tools to support students as they begin to create their own books. Participants will leave the workshop with the skills and confidence to successfully deliver a Book Creator lesson with their students.

11. Screencastify and Kami for Asynchronous and Synchronous Learners.

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/9/2021

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This workshop will focus on the basics of Screencastify and Kami. Screencastify is a screen recording Google App for Education. Various applications of Screencastify will be addressed including exporting to Google Classroom, YouTube, Ed Puzzle and beyond. Screencastify's movie editing feature will be explored. Kami is a Google App for education that transforms any existing document into an interactive learning space. Participants will learn how to transform former PDFs and Microsoft files in Google interactive documents. Workshop will also tackle how to foster student group collaboration. Participants will learn practical applications of these interactive techniques and how to integrate them into Google Classroom.

12. Using Padlet to Promote Student Voice

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/11/2021

Location: Zoom

New
Whether teaching in person, remotely, or a blend of the two, Padlet is a free and versatile tool which allows students to collaborate and contribute to a shared digital "corkboard” created by the teacher. Participants attending will discover the different templates available, learn how students can respond to questions or prompts by adding text, images, and even video to their contribution, and even have the chance to test drive a Padlet activity in the students' shoes.

13. Recording Lessons and Activities with Screencastify

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/11/2021

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What if your students could pause and rewind your lesson, or students learning remotely could re-watch your science experiment anytime they wanted? Screencastify allows teachers to prerecord lessons and activities to share with (or assign to) students for easy "on-demand” viewing on their own schedules. Participants will learn how to access and configure Screencastify, record their screen, perform basic editing (if needed), and share with students.

14. Creating and Sharing Google Slides Presentations

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/11/2021

New
Google Slides is a cloud-based presentation platform, which allows educators to create feature-rich, engaging slideshows for students and other audiences. During this beginner-oriented session, learn how to create a slideshow, choose a theme, add slides, and insert images, video clips, shapes, and more. Attendees will also learn how to invite collaborators, and share their finished presentations with students via Google Classroom, link sharing and more.

15. Introduction to Seesaw - AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 2/22/2021

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement where teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students "show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It's simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval. During this hands-on workshop, teachers will learn how to use the creative tools, explore as a student, search classroom activity ideas and build their own classroom with activities.

16. Peardeck for Student Assessment and Engagement - AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 3/4/2021

In this new learning environment, it can be hard to keep your students engaged. Learn how to increase engagement by integrating Peardeck into your lessons. In this hour long session you will learn the basics of creating and presenting with Peardeck, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students both in person and remotely, as well as how to use the features to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons. Whether you are teaching remotely, hybrid, or in the classroom, Peardeck is a wonderful addition to any learning environment.

17. Technology Integration Specialist Roundtable

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Dates: 3/22/2021

Location: Zoom

Please join us on Monday 3/22 at 1:00 pm for our fourth Virtual Instructional Technology Specialist Roundtable of the year. More information about this roundtable will be forthcoming.

The Zoom link and password will be sent out the morning of the meeting.

The Instructional Technology Specialist Roundtable is a collaborative community meeting space for Instructional Technology Coaches and Specialists led by the Nassau BOCES Model Schools team. Our meetings discuss everything technology related from best integration practices, favorite/new programs, troubleshooting pressing technology (hardware, software, integration) issues, and more. We look forward to reconnecting with those returning and meeting those that are joining us for the first time.

18. Technology Integration Specialist Roundtable

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 5/11/2021

Please join us on Tuesday 5/11 at 1:00 pm for our fifth and final Virtual Instructional Technology Specialist Roundtable of the year. More information about this roundtable will be forthcoming.

The Zoom link and password will be sent out the morning of the meeting.

The Instructional Technology Specialist Roundtable is a collaborative community meeting space for Instructional Technology Coaches and Specialists led by the Nassau BOCES Model Schools team. Our meetings discuss everything technology related from best integration practices, favorite/new programs, troubleshooting pressing technology (hardware, software, integration) issues, and more. We look forward to reconnecting with those returning and meeting those that are joining us for the first time.