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1. Reaching all Learners: Hosted by Apple

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/5/2018

Reaching all learners has been part of Apple’s DNA for decades. Many updates to MacOS and iOS over the years have continued to enabling all learners, regardless of ability level. Come learn about the amazing built in (not bolted on) tools on iPad, Mac and iPhone, and hear from other educators who help students engage in personalized learning experiences every day.

2. Learning.com Annual User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/13/2018

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


Our Annual users group meeting will be a chance to:

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

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

• Google Classroom is here!

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

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

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

• Schoology and Canvas – EasyTech works within each!


For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

3. Learning.com Lunch & Learn

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/13/2018

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Learning.com provides digital curriculum and assessments that help students develop 21st century skills to prepare them for success in college and their future career opportunities. With Learning.com’s digital content management tools, teachers can organize and customize how they deliver content to students.

Please join LHRIC and Kathy Scott, Account Manager, Learning.com to learn how any teacher may be successful teaching coding – starting at the independent reader level.

Eliminate the gap created when students learn to code solely with block-based coding solutions. Learning.com’s coding solutions teach students real coding languages along with Computational Thinking instruction to understand the “why” behind coding.

A lite lunch will be provided for those who stay for the overview of Learning.com coding solutions.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

4. Coding for Cowards: An Experience for the Interested Novice

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/18/2018

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.

Please note: The 9/26/18 session will be hosted at the Brewster Central School District.

5. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Full Day for Instructional Cohort (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/9/2019

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort, Academy Year Two.

6. 20% Time/Genius Hour User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/10/2019

Join us for a user group experience! By design, this user group targets educators that are already implementing 20% Time/Genius Hour into their classrooms. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from one another's "successes" and "failures," as both are equally important. This work will help shape your journey and considerations for future 20% Time/Genius Hour implementations.

7. Microsoft Teams: Classroom Integration Strategies

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/10/2019

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

In this workshop, participants will:

- Create collaborative lessons
- Review project assessment strategies
- Add students and co-teachers to Teams
- Create discussion boards
- Distribute and collect assignments
- Create a OneNote Class Notebook

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

8. Google Forms (@North Rockland)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/14/2019

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

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

Prerequisite: Prior experience using Google Drive is required. Host site notes: North Rockland HS Annex Computer Lab. Participants will check in at the security desk and are encouraged to bring their own devices.

9. Active Learning Center: Mini Tours

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/15/2019

For four years, the LHRIC Active Learning Center (ALC) has served as a hub of discovery and exploration for those interested in active learning spaces and flexible learning environments. The LHRIC Instructional Technology team has provided professional development programs including vision and design focused sessions for district leaders, a two-day session designed just for teachers, and ongoing custom guided tours for faculty and design teams.

We are scheduling these "open house sessions" to provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC, and discuss critical factors for consideration when developing and designing future ready learning spaces. You are welcomed to bring a colleague or a small team! You will have the opportunity to practice and learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment. You will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist you in your own journey, regardless of your starting point.

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

10. TLI Winter Event - NY State of Drones

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 1/25/2019

This daylong event will focus on the topic of the future of Drones. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) are a dynamic, emerging technology that will quiet literally transform industries and have an economic impact of $100 billion by 2020. In this daylong session we will explore the role of Drones across thousands of vertical industries, what is the current state of initiatives in New York State and how can be prepare our students with the skills needed in this rapidly developing market. The keynote speakers Brian Pitre, Founder and CEO of Skyop. SkyOp is providing blended learning courses, certification, test prep and flight training for drones and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for students and adults. Joining Brian this day are staff from Genius NY and NUIAR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance). The NUAIR Alliance is a New York based not-for-profit coalition of more than 200 private and public entities and academic institutions working together to operate and oversee Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) testing in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan. NUAIR is at the forefront of public policy development, commercialization, and integration of UAS technology. GENIUS NY is an in-residence business accelerator program at The Tech Garden in Central New York that goes beyond substantial direct investment. In addition to the grand prize of $1 million and four prizes of $500,000, the program also offers incubator space, company stipends, advisors, resources, programming, and connections, making it among the largest competitions of its kind across the globe. The program is made possible by $5 million in funding support provided by Empire State Development, New York State’s chief economic development agency. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Sarah Martabano.

11. Managing iPads with Apple Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/29/2019

Bring a teaching assistant into your classroom with Apple’s powerful Classroom app! Apple Classroom can help you to guide student learning, share and receive student work, and manage devices. Students have the ability to share their work with both you- the instructor, and with the class. You will be able to view what your students are working on, and even lock them into a specific app!

During this session, you will work with lessons using Apple Classroom’s management tool, and will learn how to guide your students and monitor their progress, while managing the distraction of mobile devices.

12. Lower Hudson Computer Science and Engineering Education Collaborative (CSEEC)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/31/2019

Are you actively building and growing your computer science (CS) or engineering education instruction within your district? If so, we invite you to join fellow technology, curriculum, and instructional leaders as we discuss curricula, explore standards, and share ‘best practices’ in Computer Science (CS) and Engineering education, the two newest core disciplines in K-12 education. The “Lower Hudson CS and Engineering Education Collaborative (CSEEC)” is a participant-led community for information gathering, sharing/cooperation, and brainstorming. If your district considers CS and engineering to be more than just an enrichment activity and you are actively building a comprehensive curriculum in these areas for your students, you will enjoy collaborating with like-minded thinkers and leaders in this collegial environment. Meetings will be highly participatory: topics for discussion will be presented and selected by CSEEC community members, and innovative solutions/programs by CSEEC members will be highlighted. Additionally, experts in K-12 CS and Engineering education will be invited to present cutting-edge research and evidence-based practices to the CSEEC community. Participants will be encouraged to host meetings during the year; please consult the individual My Learning Plan entry for each specific meeting location.

13. Achieve3000: User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/1/2019

This annual user group provides teachers and administrators from around the region a unique opportunity to come together and discuss the latest updates and best practices for using Achieve3000 in their classrooms.

Co-presented by Achieve3000 and LHRIC, this session is valuable for both teachers and administrators. Learn more about Leadership Edition reporting, Read-Discuss-Read with Dr. Doug Fisher, aligning articles with course material, scaffolding supports and more.

Our morning session from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM will have breakfast provided, courtesy of Achieve3000.

You can build a full day of learning by signing up for our “Sampler” of our full-day Teacher Tune-up session in the afternoon. This session will give you an overview of the new features for 18-19 and how you can support your students through the second half of the school year.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/1/2019

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

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

During this session, you will:

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

15. Achieve3000: Teacher Tune-up Sampler

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/1/2019

If you are a current user of Achieve3000 this is the workshop for you! Are you seeking strategies to improve student performance and engagement through a differentiated approach? Learn how to search for targeted courses to enhance your curriculum and provide targeted instruction using the features of Achieve3000. Topics also include student scaffolding, customizing the delivery of articles and assigning practice based on standards. Finally, we will dive into reporting, how to determine the most powerful reports for meeting your needs, review scheduled data collections, and interpret those results. This hands-on workshop will give you the support needed to focus on your school year goals.

What’s New for 2018-19: Customized collections, school break and test prep boot camps, Read-Discuss-Read overview, Career Center updates that include localizes data and the brand-new iCivics collaboration course on US Civics and Government.

16. Web Tools for Student-Centered Creative Expression

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/5/2019

Engage the voice within every student through the use of free web tools that have been designed to promote higher level thinking skills and performance! Join us to explore these free web-based tools that are sure to engage your students and allow for greater creative expression. During this session, we will review tools such as Thinglink, Storybird, Animoto, and more! You will have the opportunity to design your own mini-lessons for use with your students, supported by LHRIC staff and fellow participants.

17. Webquests and the SAMR Model (@Brewster)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/6/2019

Back in the 1990s, "Webquests" were structured activities that helped students make sense of the growing world wide web of information by offering teachers easy to follow backward design lesson templates which made excellent use of internet resources. The SAMR Framework, popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has recently given us a model to reflect on how we're using educational technology to supplement, augment or even redefine a learning task. If you teach in a 1-1 environment, or a classroom which is approaching 1-1, you will find this session extremely practical. During this session, you will create a well designed "SAMR-informed" Webquest activity with support from LHRIC staff and fellow participants.
NOTE: This session will take place at Brewster High School, ILC Library DaVinci Lab (Brewster NY)

18. Break Into Breakouts, the Digital Way

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/7/2019

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

Prerequisites: working knowledge and experience with Google apps.

19. The New Google Sites! (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/8/2019

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

During this introductory session, you will learn:

- Basic web design principles.
- Page creation and organization.
- Aesthetic theme choice (color schemes, font styles).
- Google Drive folders & files integration.
- Inclusion of media-rich content (images, videos, URLs).
- Permissions settings
- Publishing

Prerequisite: A Google account is required.

20. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Full Day for Instructional Cohort (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/12/2019

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort, Academy Year Two.

21. Make it from Scratch (Beginner coding)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/12/2019

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

This is your chance to:

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

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

22. Augmented Reality: Implementation in the Future Ready Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/13/2019

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

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

23. Be a Schoology Superstar!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/14/2019

Schoology offers one of the most robust learning management platforms for K-12 teachers seeking to design, build, and manage the full cycle of online and/or blended learning activities with students for maximum impact. This workshop will strengthen your Schoology fundamental skills and also leave you supercharged with tips, techniques, and hidden gems to streamline, enhance and expand your curriculum and classroom learning. It'll be a rapid and exciting exploration through course Updates & Materials, Assignments, Assessments, Scales & Rubrics, integrating Google &/or Office 365, using integrated Apps, and more!

24. Bridging the Gap: Moving from Scratch to Python

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/15/2019

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

During this session, you will explore:

- Similarities between Scratch coding blocks and Python scripts.
- Tools for supporting the transition from block-based coding to to text-based coding.
- A variety of methods used by educators to teach Python to their students.

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

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

25. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/15/2019

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

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

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

26. Hyperdocs in Office 365: Student Driven Instruction

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/26/2019

This session will empower teachers with new and creative strategies for assessing prior knowledge, engaging the classroom, and encouraging students’ “voice and choice” through a fresh approach to Office 365 tools.

During this session, you will:

- Learn the process of creating HyperDocs and Choice Boards with tools from Office 365.
- Explore HyperDocs and Choice Boards that are being used by other teachers, and then adapt these samples for your students.
- Learn strategies for ensuring that HyperDocs are accessible for all students with tools from Office 365.

27. A Thousand Words: Using Digital Imagery in the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/28/2019

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

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

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

28. activ=con 2018

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 3/1/2019

activ-con is a full day conference for explorers, leaders, and innovators in K-12 active learning spaces. activ-con attendees will not “sit n’ get” their learning as in traditional conference experiences; instead, attendees will join their fellow explorers in a series of learning excursions actively investigate interesting strategies, practices, and challenges. Participants can also interact with peers, vendors and experts throughout the day. The keynote speakers for activ-con are Dr. Robert Dillon, Director of Innovation and Learning at University City School District in Missouri, and Dr. Gene M. Kearns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance Learning.

29. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Full Day for Instructional Cohort (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/5/2019

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort, Academy Year Two.

30. The Many Facets of Google Draw

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/5/2019

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

31. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/6/2019

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

32. Lower Hudson Computer Science and Engineering Education Collaborative (CSEEC)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/7/2019

Are you actively building and growing your computer science (CS) or engineering education instruction within your district? If so, we invite you to join fellow technology, curriculum, and instructional leaders as we discuss curricula, explore standards, and share ‘best practices’ in Computer Science (CS) and Engineering education, the two newest core disciplines in K-12 education. The “Lower Hudson CS and Engineering Education Collaborative (CSEEC)” is a participant-led community for information gathering, sharing/cooperation, and brainstorming. If your district considers CS and engineering to be more than just an enrichment activity and you are actively building a comprehensive curriculum in these areas for your students, you will enjoy collaborating with like-minded thinkers and leaders in this collegial environment. Meetings will be highly participatory: topics for discussion will be presented and selected by CSEEC community members, and innovative solutions/programs by CSEEC members will be highlighted. Additionally, experts in K-12 CS and Engineering education will be invited to present cutting-edge research and evidence-based practices to the CSEEC community. Participants will be encouraged to host meetings during the year; please consult the individual My Learning Plan entry for each specific meeting location.

33. Universal Design for Learning: Using Educational Technology to Ensure Every Student Succeeds

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/8/2019

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

During this session, you will:

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

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

34. Digital Creativity for Wixie Users

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/12/2019

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

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

During this session, you will:

- Learn about Wixie's suite of content creation tools.nbh
- Explore Wixie's new collaboration ability that allows students to team up for project work.
- Dig into pre-designed activity templates. Design your own lessons for use in the classroom.

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

35. Finalsite Booster Workshop: Pages & Posts

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/13/2019

Are you getting the most out of using Composer Pages & Posts in Finalsite? This workshop for Finalsite Site administrators will illustrate creative techniques for page design and construction in Composer as well as strategies for using Posts and Pages together for news, blogs, and other unique purposes. Come join us for a morning of hands-on exploration and learning and go from "blah" to "BAM!" with Pages & Posts in your Finalsite website.

36. Microsoft Sway: eBooks, Presentations, Websites, and more…

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/14/2019

Sway is an application from Microsoft Office 365 that helps teachers and students to gather, format, and share reports, newsletters, web pages, and presentations on an interactive, web-based canvas that looks great on any device.

In this workshop, participants will:

- Create a Sway from a topic
- Insert text, images, links
- Insert videos or interactive charts
- Distribute and collect formative assessment data

Prerequisite: a functional knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 is helpful.

37. Microsoft Sway: eBooks, Presentations, Websites, and more…

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/14/2019

Sway is an application from Microsoft Office 365 that helps teachers and students to gather, format, and share reports, newsletters, web pages, and presentations on an interactive, web-based canvas that looks great on any device.

In this workshop, participants will:

- Create a Sway from a topic
- Insert text, images, links
- Insert videos or interactive charts
- Distribute and collect formative assessment data

Prerequisite: a functional knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 is helpful.

38. Virtual Reality: Implementation in the Future Ready Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/20/2019

Learn how to take students on virtual journeys around the globe, and even view the inside of a human heart! With today's virtual reality technology, students can experience this right from the comfort of their classroom using tools such as Google Expeditions, Nearpod VR, CoSpaces, and many more!

During this session, you will take a deep dive into Virtual Reality (VR) devices and apps, and will develop an understanding of how both educators and students can learn more about the world around them through immersive VR experiences.

39. Mobilize your Learners (Formative assessment with iPads)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/21/2019

NEW DATE - March 21st Mobile devices are celebrated for their ease of use, accessibility, and their power of engagement. Join us to learn how to harness these strengths to get your students actively involved in the learning process.

During this session, you will:

- Learn how to distribute content for guided or self-paced learning.
- Experience quick techniques to get your students involved in assessment.
- Learn how to use apps to gather student feedback, complete quick checks, and allow your students to perform their own self-checks for understanding.

Please Note: This session is geared specifically for those using iPads.

40. Celebration of Teaching and Learning - TELL Awards

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 3/22/2019

This event is a celebration of excellence in the Region. The prestigious TELL award is bestowed upon Teachers and Leaders nominated by their colleagues and peers as demonstrating innovation, best practices, and having implemented systemic change in teaching and learning. Join us for this celebration and find out what the strategies are behind these success stories. New this year are the student poster sessions where students will demonstrate how the work of these educators has impacted their learning experience. The Keynote speaker for this year’s event is Jen Waldman. Jen helps people hone in on their unique gifts, empowering them to take action with authenticity and heart. Using her background in the arts, she encourages creative thinking and imagination, so that others can cultivate new ideas and share them with the world. Jen and Simon Sinek united several years ago when Simon became aware that Jen was using the Golden Circle to inspire artists to make a greater impact with their work. The two recognized that by combining their efforts they could help people across many different industries discover their WHY and bring it to life. Jen now travels the world offering Why-inspired keynotes and workshops on leadership, communication, and presentation skills so that individuals and organizations can have more impact with their ideas. In addition to her work with Start With Why, Jen is the Founder and Executive Director of Jen Waldman Studio, New York City’s premiere training studio for Broadway actors. She has worked with over a thousand artists to develop and nurture their creative voice and technique. Jen is particularly inspired by and dedicated to mentoring young people. She recently served a 5 year term as the Theatre Chair for the National Young Arts Foundation and is a professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Sarah Martabano.

41. Digital Citizenship: Developing Digital Leaders Utilizing Common Sense Education (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/29/2019

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

42. Office 365 Tools for the Classroom: Teaching with Technology Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/11/2019

This one day session will focus on simple yet effective uses for the Office 365 Productivity Suite: Word, Excel,PowerPoint & Sway, and OneNote. Collaborate with others using shared files stored in OneDrive.

In this workshop you will:

- Create a Table of Contents in Office 365: Word in a few easy steps. - Calculate the school activity funds in Office 365: Excel. - Animate text and objects in Office 365: PowerPoint and Sway - Learn to upload an existing Microsoft Word document to your OneDrive for collaboration. - Create an organizational notebook for curriculum development using OneNote.

Prerequisites: an Office 365 account.

43. Gamify - Fortify - Learn

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/16/2019

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

44. eChalk User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/16/2019

Please join the LHRIC and our partners at eChalk for the 2019 eChalk Annual User Group. This year, we will be joined by Regional Sales Manager, Chris Conforti and the Lead of Product Development, Dave Milne. Topics to be covered will include eChalk's vision and upcoming product releases. This is an opportunity for our districts to come together and share best practices around the use of eChalk in our districts and in the classroom.

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

45. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/17/2019

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

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

Prerequisite: Prior experience using Google Drive is required.

46. Finalsite User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/18/2019

Please join the LHRIC and our partners at Finalsite for the 2019 Finalsite Annual User Group. Topics to be covered will include Finalsite’s vision, as well as upcoming product releases. This is an opportunity for our districts to come together and share best practices around the use of Finalsite in our districts and communities.

*A lite breakfast will be provided by Finalsite.

47. AudioEye User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/18/2019

Please join the LHRIC and our partners from Finalsite/AudioEye for the 2019 Annual User Group. Topics will include AudioEye’s vision, as well as upcoming product releases. This is an opportunity for our districts to come together and share best practices surrounding digital accessibility and the use of AudioEye in our districts.

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

48. Breakout EDU: Create Your Own Game

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/25/2019

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

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

49. Lower Hudson Computer Science and Engineering Education Collaborative (CSEEC)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/25/2019

Are you actively building and growing your computer science (CS) or engineering education instruction within your district? If so, we invite you to join fellow technology, curriculum, and instructional leaders as we discuss curricula, explore standards, and share ‘best practices’ in Computer Science (CS) and Engineering education, the two newest core disciplines in K-12 education. The “Lower Hudson CS and Engineering Education Collaborative (CSEEC)” is a participant-led community for information gathering, sharing/cooperation, and brainstorming. If your district considers CS and engineering to be more than just an enrichment activity and you are actively building a comprehensive curriculum in these areas for your students, you will enjoy collaborating with like-minded thinkers and leaders in this collegial environment. Meetings will be highly participatory: topics for discussion will be presented and selected by CSEEC community members, and innovative solutions/programs by CSEEC members will be highlighted. Additionally, experts in K-12 CS and Engineering education will be invited to present cutting-edge research and evidence-based practices to the CSEEC community. Participants will be encouraged to host meetings during the year; please consult the individual My Learning Plan entry for each specific meeting location.

50. OneNote to OneNote Classroom: Tools for Creation, Organization, and Publication

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/9/2019

In this one-day session, you will find that OneNote is the perfect app for capturing just about anything and everything! OneNote allows you to type notes or record audio from your laptop, sketch or write ideas from your tablet, and even add pictures from your phone using Office Lens. The possibilities for instructional content creation are limitless! You can then take your content to the next level by publishing to a OneNote Class Notebook. Your students will be able to view your content, collaborate in real-time, and have their own private notebook section within your Class Notebook.

In this session you will:

- Explore OneNote in the Cloud and the desktop application.
- Create, organize, and publish your classroom content seamlessly in the cloud.
- Design, develop, and collaborate with co-teachers.
- Add personal instructional style through the use of audio and video recordings.
- Create a OneNote Class Notebook to share content, collaborate with others, and review individual student classwork.
- Assess student work in real-time, as a formative snapshot to encourage the self-motivated learning process.

Prerequisites: a basic understanding of Office 365 (OneDrive) is helpful.

51. Flipped Classroom Summit (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/10/2019

"Calling all “flipped teachers” in the LHRIC Model Schools community! If you are experienced in flipped/blended instruction, this session will provide a new perspective on the fundamental changes within flipped learning. Together, we will examine what others are seeing and hearing, so that we can prepare for the future of flipped instruction.

During this session, you will:

- Understand common mistakes that we have learned over the years.
- Apply “rapid design” techniques to create a flipped lesson.
- Develop targeted strategies for securing stakeholder buy in from fellow teachers, administrators, parents, and students.

NOTE: this session will be held at PNW BOCES.

52. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/13/2019

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

53. Global Citizenship: Experience the World from Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/15/2019

What if you could easily bring subject-matter experts from around the world into your classroom? How can you help to prepare students for the connected workplace of the future? During this session, we will explore how technology can be used as a resource for personal discovery, as a tool to cultivate exposure to rich cultural diversity, and how it can assist us in promoting leadership building activities in the classroom.

During this session, you will:

- Explore a variety of tools that can provide students with a simple solution for establishing global connections with subject-matter experts and peers, regardless of physical location.
- Gain exposure to a host of virtual reality locations and communities.
- Establish a toolkit of applications and resources that will help inform tomorrow’s global leaders.

54. Blackboard User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/16/2019

Please join the LHRIC and our partners at Blackboard for our 2019 Blackboard Annual User Group. This year, we will be joined by Krista Ray, Blackboard K-12 Senior Account Representative, Kaitlin Ford, Solutions Sales Representative, and Michael McGeady, Senior Customer Success Advocate. This is an exciting time to share experiences and best practices, as well hear about some of the new Web Community Manager (WCM) features and releases.

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

55. Tech Expo

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 5/23/2019

This is the LHRIC’s capstone teaching and learning event for the year! This event is designed for district stakeholders from across the region as a showcase for what works, what we should look forward to, and even what to avoid as we move to a more personalized learning environment across all teaching and learning. The LHRIC is frequently asked to help districts learn about what others are doing well, and what should we be paying attention to. This is that event! The keynote speaker for TLI Tech Expo is Liz Kolb. Celebrated professor, classroom teacher, presenter, and author. Her most recent publication is Learning First, Technology Second where she demonstrates the effectivess of her Triple E Framework for assessing the effectiveness of technology in lesson plans. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Sarah Martabano.

56. Achieve3000: Year End Data Reflection Session - AM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/24/2019

You have data – now what?

This half-day session will help you make sense of the Achieve 3000 reports you need to track student progress and identify areas of mastery as well as target reinforcement strategies. We will provide hands-on access to your student data to help you make recommendations for summer and next school year placements. This session is intended for classroom teachers and curriculum specialists who work with Achieve3000 currently.

Choose a morning or afternoon session - whatever works best for you!

57. Achieve3000: Year End Data Reflection Session - PM

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/24/2019

You have data – now what? This half-day session will help you make sense of the Achieve 3000 reports you need to track student progress and identify areas of mastery as well as target reinforcement strategies. We will provide hands-on access to your student data to help you make recommendations for summer and next school year placements. This session is intended for classroom teachers and curriculum specialists who work with Achieve3000 currently. Choose a morning or afternoon session - whatever works best for you!

58. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Full Day for Instructional Cohort (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/31/2019

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort, Academy Year Two.

59. Web Tools for Student-Centered Creative Expression

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/6/2019

Engage the voice within every student through the use of free web tools that have been designed to promote higher level thinking skills and performance! Join us to explore these free web-based tools that are sure to engage your students and allow for greater creative expression. During this session, we will review tools such as Thinglink, Storybird, Animoto, and more! You will have the opportunity to design your own mini-lessons for use with your students, supported by LHRIC staff and fellow participants.

60. End of Year Review with Brightbytes

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/13/2019

The end of the school year is always a great time to stop and take stock of what was accomplished over the past year and to start planning what we want to accomplish going forward.

During this session we will:

- reflect on the goals and vision established as a part of our tech plans
- share out success and struggles encountered
- dig into the data to see what progress was made and where things didn't go as hoped
- determine what the focus and next steps will be as we look toward 2019/20

61. Achieve3000: Teacher Tune-up

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/9/2019

If you are a current user of Achieve3000 this is the workshop for you! Are you seeking strategies to improve student performance and engagement through a differentiated approach? Learn how to search for targeted courses to enhance your curriculum and provide targeted instruction using the features of Achieve3000. Topics also include student scaffolding, customizing the delivery of articles and assigning practice based on standards. Finally, we will dive into reporting, how to determine the most powerful reports for meeting your needs, review scheduled data collections, and interpret those results. This hands-on workshop will give you the support needed to focus on your school year goals.

What’s New for 2018-19: Customized collections, school break and test prep boot camps, Read-Discuss-Read overview, Career Center updates that include localizes data and the brand-new iCivics collaboration course on US Civics and Government.

62. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/9/2019

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

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

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

63. HyperDocs and Choice Boards: Empower Student Voice and Choice

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/9/2019

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

During this session, you will:

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

64. Implementing 20% Time/Genius Hour into Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 7/11/2019

20% Time is a simple concept that every teacher can execute successfully. The concept was taken from Google’s 20% Time model and applied within a K-12 educational setting. Students are given 20% of their time to work on student-designed projects, which align the curriculum with their passions to help to identify their career path. Under the guidance of their teacher, students create their own goals and assessments, which truly makes for a purposeful and collaborative classroom environment— a piece of the pie that made Google enterprises so successful!

20% Time provides students with more freedom over their learning, hence sparking curiosity and increasing innovation and intrinsic motivation. We will also discuss Genius Hour (for those that may not be ready to commit to 20% Time), where students explore new topics each week with several informal presentations at the end of the hour.

You will have the opportunity to learn from guest facilitators (invited by the LHRIC to share their innovative work), who have successfully implemented these concepts in their own classrooms.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/12/2019

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

During this session, you will learn:

- K-5 friendly coding languages.
- Sites and applications that support computational thinking and coding as a literacy.
- Device compatibility for apps and grade levels.
- Basic scripts that will allow you to create projects and introduce coding concepts.

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

66. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Course

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/16/2019

During this session, you will explore several tools within Google’s Level 1 curriculum, all of which will be taught in the context of their meaningful use in the classroom for both students and teachers.

Explore the core areas of G Suite to increase:

- Professional learning and leadership.
- Efficiency in the classroom.
- Student learning and creativity.

Please Note: At the end of this session, you will be required to complete your Level 1 Certification exam. The cost of the exam is $10, and must be completed and paid one week prior to the exam/session registration date.

67. Edgenuity Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/16/2019

Another year is past but don't forget that tidying up student and course data in your Edgenuity system from the previous year and beginning plans for next school year are critical efforts to attend to each summer. We know that sometimes it's helpful to go "off site" when you need to focus or even just for a change of scenery. This summer, we invite you to come to the LHRIC offices for a quiet and cool space to work on wrapping up your 2018-2019 Edgenuity student and course data. Your LHRIC Edgenuity facilitator will be on hand to answer questions and coach you through creating a plan for success for the coming year.

68. Mobilize your Learners (Formative assessment with iPads)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/16/2019

Mobile devices are celebrated for their ease of use, accessibility, and their power of engagement. Join us to learn how to harness these strengths to get your students actively involved in the learning process.

During this session, you will:

- Learn how to distribute content for guided or self-paced learning.
- Experience quick techniques to get your students involved in assessment.
- Learn how to use apps to gather student feedback, complete quick checks, and allow your students to perform their own self-checks for understanding.

Please Note: This session is geared specifically for those using iPads.

69. Gradpoint Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/16/2019

Another year is past but don't forget that tidying up student and course data in your Gradpoint system from the previous year and beginning plans for next school year are critical efforts to attend to each summer. We know that sometimes it's helpful to go "off site" when you need to focus or even just for a change of scenery. This summer, we invite you to come to the LHRIC offices for a quiet and cool space to work on wrapping up your 2018-2019 Gradpoint student and course data. Your LHRIC Gradpoint facilitator will be on hand to answer questions and coach you through creating a plan for success for the coming year.

70. Augmented Reality: Implementation in the Future Ready Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/17/2019

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

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

71. A Thousand Words: Using Digital Imagery in the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/18/2019

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

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

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

72. Be a Schoology Superstar!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/18/2019

Schoology offers one of the most robust learning management platforms for K-12 teachers seeking to design, build, and manage the full cycle of online and/or blended learning activities with students for maximum impact. This workshop will strengthen your Schoology fundamental skills and also leave you supercharged with tips, techniques, and hidden gems to streamline, enhance and expand your curriculum and classroom learning. It'll be a rapid and exciting exploration through course Updates & Materials, Assignments, Assessments, Scales & Rubrics, integrating Google &/or Office 365, using integrated Apps, and more!

73. eChalk: Drop-in Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/18/2019

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

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

74. iReady

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/18/2019

During this session you will learn: What’s the BUZZ? How do I …. perform numerous task. Reserve this time for our summer offering and learn the insight of iReady BUZZ. In addition we will share best practices and motivational strategies for all students.

75. Minecraft EDU: Integration Strategies

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/18/2019

While there are two modes in Minecraft (Survival and Creative), this session will focus on the creative mode. you will have the opportunity to explore the functionality of Minecraft Edu. Your goal will be to create fiction or fantasy, quests or simulations, and then explore new worlds as you collaborate with other session participants. Join us to explore sample learning environments, collaborate in group quests, and become empowered to create your own virtual learning environment to support your objectives.

In this workshop you will:

- Discuss the purposes of virtual worlds (survival or creative)
- Review and create simulations
- Create and explore quests
- Collaborate using the Minecraft EDU forums

*Please note: This is NOT an introductory class attendance in Minecraft EDU: Introduction (offered 10/11/18) is required or by invitation by instructor prior to registration. Contact Steven Chetcuti at schetcuti@lhric.org

76. Virtual Reality: Implementation in the Future Ready Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/18/2019

Learn how to take students on virtual journeys around the globe, and even view the inside of a human heart! With today's virtual reality technology, students can experience this right from the comfort of their classroom using tools such as Google Expeditions, Nearpod VR, CoSpaces, and many more!

During this session, you will take a deep dive into Virtual Reality (VR) devices and apps, and will develop an understanding of how both educators and students can learn more about the world around them through immersive VR experiences.

77. Digital Creativity for Wixie Users

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/22/2019

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

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

During this session, you will:

- Learn about Wixie's suite of content creation tools.nbh
- Explore Wixie's new collaboration ability that allows students to team up for project work.
- Dig into pre-designed activity templates. Design your own lessons for use in the classroom.

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

78. Unplugged Coding Activities for K-5 Classrooms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/22/2019

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

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

During this session you will:

- Participate in activities that support both coding concepts and computational thinking.
- Discover ways to differentiate activities to provide scaffolding for students.
- Leave with a toolkit of resources to bring back to your classroom.

79. Instant Feedback: Response Systems for All

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/23/2019

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

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

80. Coaching for Coaches PLC: Learning First, Technology Second...

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2019 to 7/25/2019

New Cohort Forming for 2019-2020: calling all instructional technology integration specialists! You spent 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. Join us as we begin this journey together as a learning community to focus on a central theme, informed by our anchor text: (Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons")

What is true student engagement, and how can we know we are impacting student outcomes with technology?

Copies of the book will be provided for all participants. In addition to providing numerous case studies, the text introduces the "Triple E Framework" (Https://www.tripleeframework.com/) to help measure how well technology tools are integrated into lessons to enhance and extend learning. 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. Spaces are limited to 15 participants for 2018-19.

81. DreamBox - What's New?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2019

During this session you will learn:

- latest updates on DreamBox
- blended learning
- how to engage every student
- monitor your students growth

82. Mediapalooza!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2019 to 7/25/2019

LHRIC's inaugural "Mediapalooza!" event will provide a 2-DAY, hands-on laboratory experience filled with exploration, guided practice, trial and error, and fun.

Whether you're new to world of digital media or you've already dabbled in media creation and production before, attending Mediapalooza! will enhance your skills with all three forms of media: video, audio, and imagery.

You'll gain confidence in understanding media formats and increase your skills using techniques and tools for capturing, converting, creating, and producing your own custom graphics, video clips, and audio. You'll also discover novel uses of the mobile devices and tools you and your students already have to enhance your own content creation and expand student expression.

Laptops and mobile devices will be available but participants should bring their own laptop and smartphone or mobile device along with a collection of digital pictures, audio files, videos and project ideas you'd like to learn how to do in your classroom.

Activities will include strategies, techniques and tools for:

- Converting and editing audio and video
- Creating, cropping and customizing photos, images, and graphics
- Producing screenshots, snips, and screen grabs
- Planning and creating effective screencasting and on-screen demos
- Producing and distributing live motion, animated, and interactive videos

83. Microsoft Teams: Introduction

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2019

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

In this introductory workshop, participants will:

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

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

84. Make it from Scratch (Beginner coding) (@ Carmel)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/25/2019

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

This is your chance to:

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

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

85. Microsoft Teams: Classroom Integration Strategies

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/25/2019

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

In this workshop, participants will:

- Create collaborative lessons
- Review project assessment strategies
- Add students and co-teachers to Teams
- Create discussion boards
- Distribute and collect assignments
- Create a OneNote Class Notebook

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

86. Transforming Lessons Using the SAMR Framework

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/26/2019

If you would like to take your teaching to the next level, then read on!

Together, we will work to enhance your existing lessons and units of study through the use of technology and the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification & Redefinition), developed by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D.

During this Make and Take styled session, you will use one of your current lessons or units as the foundation for the day’s work. We will explore techniques that will help to produce a deeper level of student learning. You will be able to choose from a rich showcase of technology applications (both free and paid) to help achieve the desired outcome.

87. Digital Citizenship: Developing Digital Leaders Utilizing Common Sense Education

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/29/2019

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

88. Breakout EDU

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/30/2019

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

89. Expanding your "Hour of Code" (Scratch Bootcamp)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 7/31/2019

Does your district participate in "Hour of Code"? Does it leave your students wanting more? Join us for an intensive two-day dive into Scratch. Scratch is a programming tool that helps young students learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

This is your chance to:

- Create games, keep scores, use webcams and microphones, and capture user input
- Explore techniques to integrate essential project-based learning elements within Scratch projects.
- Build coding skills and incorporate Agile approaches to manage Scratch projects throughout the year, semester, or an after-school course.

Prerequisite: This session is geared for those with prior experience using Scratch.

90. Google Drive: Add-ons and Chrome Extensions

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/30/2019

Are you comfortable with the use of Google Drive and the Chrome browser? Are Google Drive’s features feeling very basic? Are you ready to enhance the functionality of your Google Drive and Chrome experience? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!

Google Drive Add-ons are extra features within Google Drive that are used to enhance the functionality of Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides). Examples include, but are not limited to: the use of templates, citations, clipart, voice comments, automated grading via Forms, concept mapping, and much more.

Like Add-ons, Chrome Extensions provide additional functionality to the Chrome browser. Chrome Extensions connect additional web utilities that can customize and enhance your overall experience on the web. Examples include, but are not limited to: shortcuts, saving content directly to Google Drive, ad-blocking, creating screenshots, screencasting, accessibility features, creating site annotations, enhanced readability, and much more.

Prerequisite: A Google account and prior experience using Google Drive is required.

91. Microsoft Sway: eBooks, Presentations, Websites, and more…

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/30/2019

Sway is an application from Microsoft Office 365 that helps teachers and students to gather, format, and share reports, newsletters, web pages, and presentations on an interactive, web-based canvas that looks great on any device.

In this workshop, participants will:

- Create a Sway from a topic
- Insert text, images, links
- Insert videos or interactive charts
- Distribute and collect formative assessment data

Prerequisite: a functional knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 is helpful.

92. New iLit Documents and Guides

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/30/2019

New iLit Documents and Guides: Please join us to acquire more about new pacing guides, scope and sequence as well as a new data and reporting guide.

93. Google Certified Educator Level 2 Course

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/31/2019 to 8/1/2019

During this session, you will explore several tools within Google’s Level 2 curriculum, all of which will be taught in the context of their meaningful use in the classroom for both students and teachers.

Topics include:
- Chrome browser
- Google Sites
- Google Classroom
- Google Drive
- Docs
- Slides
- Sheets
- Forms
- Calendar
- Gmail
- YouTube

Please Note: At the end of this session, you will be required to take the 3-hour Level 2 Certification exam. The cost of the exam is $25, and must be completed and paid one week prior to the exam/session registration date.

94. Digital Literacies and Fluencies for Early Learners

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2019

Our youngest students already live, learn, work and play in a technology-infused world. With so many tools available to us today, it is now possible to look beyond just ‘this app’ or ‘that device’ and, instead, critically consider how we can empower even our youngest students to grow and thrive as digital age learners. Using an active learning model, during this session you will embark on a series of group activities and individual learning missions to explore strategies, ideas, and resources for nurturing the four common digital literacy skills and seven ISTE Standards for Students. There will be time to explore, try out, play and plan for future use in your classroom. Join us for this creative and fast-paced exploration designed with the primary teacher in mind. You’ll meet other like-minded colleagues, share and play together, and leave with a variety of options to consider for next school year.

Our two guiding frameworks for exploration will be:

- The 4 Digital Literacy Skills -- the abilities to find, evaluate, create and communicate using technology
- The 7 ISTE Standards for Students -- empowering students to be creative communicators, computational thinkers, innovative designers, knowledge constructors, digital citizens, global collaborators, and empowered learners.

95. Global Citizenship: Experience the World from Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/5/2019

What if you could easily bring subject-matter experts from around the world into your classroom? How can you help to prepare students for the connected workplace of the future? During this session, we will explore how technology can be used as a resource for personal discovery, as a tool to cultivate exposure to rich cultural diversity, and how it can assist us in promoting leadership building activities in the classroom.

During this session, you will:

- Explore a variety of tools that can provide students with a simple solution for establishing global connections with subject-matter experts and peers, regardless of physical location.
- Gain exposure to a host of virtual reality locations and communities.
- Establish a toolkit of applications and resources that will help inform tomorrow’s global leaders.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/6/2019

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

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

97. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/6/2019

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

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

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

98. Creating Interactive Books and Texts with iBook Author

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2019 to 8/8/2019

Available free on the Mac App Store, iBook Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for enjoyment on a variety of devices. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. You'll be surprised at how much progress we'll make in just two days together. You will begin using a basic template and will construct a book with interactive elements, just by "dragging and dropping." We will review each of the production phases in depth, including options for publishing and distribution.

99. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2019

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

100. Office 365 Tools for the Classroom: Teaching with Technology Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2019

This one day session will focus on simple yet effective uses for the Office 365 Productivity Suite: Word, Excel,PowerPoint & Sway, and OneNote. Collaborate with others using shared files stored in OneDrive.

In this workshop you will:

- Create a Table of Contents in Office 365: Word in a few easy steps. - Calculate the school activity funds in Office 365: Excel. - Animate text and objects in Office 365: PowerPoint and Sway - Learn to upload an existing Microsoft Word document to your OneDrive for collaboration. - Create an organizational notebook for curriculum development using OneNote.

Prerequisites: an Office 365 account.

101. Breakout EDU: Create Your Own Game

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/8/2019

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

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