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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/24/2018

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort and Administrator Cohort (combined).

2. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Full Day for Instructional Cohort and Administrator Cohort (Member Districts Only) MAKEUP/SNOW DATE

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/30/2018

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort and Administrator Cohort (combined). MAKEUP/SNOW DATE only.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/6/2018

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/25/2018

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort.

5. Naviance User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Guidance Counselors

Dates: 4/27/2018

Starting Soon
Join us for our Annual User Group Conference for Naviance! Our regional representative, Michelle Grimley, will be onsite and will share a detailed user engagement summary for attending school districts which highlights all aspects of the Naviance program. In addition, we will provide insight into increasing engagement for all students, developing a scope/sequence to help meet New York State mandates, as well as product updates. Reserve this time on your calendar to meet with other colleagues in our region who are using the product and share best practices. A light breakfast will be provided courtesy of our vendor partner, Hobsons, provider of Naviance.

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

6. Coding for Cowards: An Experience for the Interested Novice (@PNW BOCES)***RESCHEDULED***

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/4/2018

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.

7. TLI Technology Expo

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 5/11/2018

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!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: HEATHER DOWD—CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
Heather Dowd is a teacher, education technology coach, science enthusiast, traveler, photographer, and most of all, a learner. She has worked as a physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach in Japan, USA, Mexico, and Singapore. She is a Google for Education Certified Innovator/Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator.

EPIC FAIL OR FIVE MINUTES OF FAME - NEW THIS YEAR!: YOU choose the story YOU want to tell. In this closing session, presenters share an experience about something that really catapulted their work forward or was a "teachable moment" through its failure. These presentations will be done in a 5 minute Ignite format. Application will be available with the Expo RFP announcements approximately two months prior to the conference. For more information about this or other TLI events, visit: http://it.lhric.org/technology_leadership_institute_tli

8. WEBINAR: Achieve3000 Current Users share their Best Practices (AM Session)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Current Achieve3000 Users

Dates: 5/15/2018

New
Please join us for the following Achieve3000 webinar:

This is an opportunity for teachers to share classroom best practices in using Achieve3000.
Contact Mae Isaac to be included on the agenda.

If you are sharing Best Practices, we can transfer the presenter ball to you. Please have a computer you can use during this webinar. Access to a phone or headset with a microphone for your computer is also required.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar Details will be emailed to participants the day before this webinar.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

9. WEBINAR: Achieve3000- Current Users share their Best Practices (PM Session)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Current Achieve3000 Users

Dates: 5/15/2018

New
Please join us for the following Achieve3000 webinar:

This is an opportunity for teachers to share classroom best practices in using Achieve3000.
Contact Mae Isaac to be included on the agenda.

If you are sharing Best Practices, we can transfer the presenter ball to you. Please have a computer you can use during this webinar. Access to a phone or headset with a microphone for your computer is also required.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar Details will be emailed to participants the day before this webinar.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

10. SuccessMaker Annual Conference 2018

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All SuccessMaker Users

Dates: 5/16/2018

Throughout the session, participants explore reports for differentiation intervention support as well as connections to state Standards. Teachers will use Mastery, Cumulative Performance, Areas of Difficulty and Prescriptive Schedule reports to examine students learning pathway and how to improve effectiveness and outcomes with SuccessMaker. They also examine effective classroom management strategies and explore embedded professional development within the SuccessMaker, which provides point-of-use support beyond this workshop.



For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

11. WEBINAR: Achieve3000 SmartyAnts: Program Enhancements

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Current SmartyAnts Users

Dates: 5/16/2018

New
Please join us as we explore the Program Enhancements of SmartyAnts from Achieve3000. This webinar is intended for current SmartyAnts users in LHRIC-supported districts.

For those interested in implementing SmartyAnts for 18-19, please join our other webinar listed in this catalog.

Details regarding access to the webinar will be emailed to participants the day prior to the webinar.

Participants should have a computer and a headset with microphone for audio access to the webinar. Alternately, a phone line to join the webinar will work.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

12. WEBINAR: Achieve3000 SmartyAnts: Introduction to SmartyAnts

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Participants who are not familiar with SmartyAnts

Dates: 5/16/2018

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Are you curious about SmartyAnts and how it can provide foundational literacy support for your PreK-2 students?
If so, we invite you to join us for Introduction to SmartyAnts webinar, hosted by Achieve3000.

Webinar Requirements: Participants should have access to a computer (desktop or laptop) with a microphone headset or phone line for audio connectivity.

Connection credentials will be emailed to participants one day prior to the webinar.
** Participants will also receive a trial code for hands-on exploration of SmartyAnts.**

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

13. iLit Annual User Group Conference 2018

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/16/2018

This session is designed to provide teachers with the critical digital program components they need to ensure success and progress monitoring in the classroom. Participants will cover report components, design, and structure. This session is interactive and includes application-oriented activities so participants can immediately apply what they have learned. Additional, we will focus on updates and the newest features of iLit for a summer release. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

14. WEBINAR: Using Achieve3000 with your science curriculum (AM session)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Science Teachers, Curriculum coordinators, Instructional coaches

Dates: 5/17/2018

New
Did you know that Achieve3000 contains a large number of science articles that connect to the NGSS and can enhance and extend their learning?
To learn more, please join us for an Achieve3000 in the Content Area webinar.
This webinar will focus on using science content in Achieve3000.

Webinar Requirements: Participants should have access to a computer (laptop or desktop) with a microphone headset or phone line for audio connectivity.

Connection credentials will be emailed to participants one day prior to the webinar.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

15. WEBINAR: Using Achieve3000 with your science curriculum (PM session)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 5/17/2018

New
Did you know that Achieve3000 contains a large number of science articles that connect to the NGSS and can enhance and extend their learning?
To learn more, please join us for an Achieve3000 in the Content Area webinar.
This webinar will focus on using science content in Achieve3000.

Webinar Requirements: Participants should have access to a computer (laptop or desktop) with a microphone headset or phone line for audio connectivity.

Connection credentials will be emailed to participants one day prior to the webinar.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

16. Thinking Deeper than Code: Creating an Agile Classroom (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/18/2018

Are you currently implementing coding and other STE(A)M-related content in your classroom, makerspace, school or district? Would you like your students to gain the skills necessary for planning, building, testing and reviewing projects?  Join us to learn how to make real-world connections used throughout the education community. The frameworks highlighted will provide you with the skill set to manage coding and other STE(A)M-related projects.

We will explore the adaptation of Scrum for use in the classroom. The popular agile approach and its’ related framework has been used by many well-known technology leaders such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple.  An agile approach can be applied to a diverse range of industries, and can assist in the management of projects as simple as household chores, or as complex as developing the next iPhone.

Regardless of your content area, this session will help you to gain a deeper understanding of methods to support your students’ comprehension in project development, teamwork and the importance of iteration.

17. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Convocation for Instructional Cohort and Administrator Cohort (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/31/2018

Member Districts Only
Convocation for Instructional Cohort and Administrator Cohort (combined).

18. Web Tools for Student-Centered Creative Expression

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/5/2018

Wait List
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, under the guidance and direction of your facilitator’s support.

19. Self-Paced Online Workshop Bundle (offered by PLP)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/15/2018

We've partnered with PLP to offer you a bundle of self-paced courses that are asynchronous learning opportunities, meaning that you can review the content whenever you would like. Each lesson contains video instruction, a practical example, and a "take action" item. There are also bonus materials such as: workbooks, lesson plans, and more.

Register below to register for these self-paced courses. You will receive access to content, as well as instructions on how to access the course materials. Certificates of completion will be made available by PLP.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

IMPORTANT: Register on both MyLearningPlan and the registration link above.

Modules will include:
- Digital Citizenship
- Google Docs 101
- Google Forms 101
- Google Sheets 101
- Google Slides 101
- Wikis 101

This course bundle will take you 36 hours (on average) to complete, depending on how much time you spend on the "think about" and optional activities. Hours will be adjusted in MLP, as necessary, to reflect your individual learning path.

IMPORTANT: All courses must be completed by June 15th to receive credit in MLP.

20. Well Rounded Educator Self-Paced Online Workshop Bundle (offered by PLP)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/15/2018

We've partnered with PLP to offer you a bundle of self-paced courses that are asynchronous learning opportunities, meaning that you can review the content whenever you would like. Each lesson contains video instruction, a practical example, and a "take action" item. There are also bonus materials such as: workbooks, lesson plans, and more.

Register below to register for these self-paced courses. You will receive access to content, as well as instructions on how to access the course materials. Certificates of completion will be made available by PLP.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

IMPORTANT: Register on both MyLearningPlan and the registration link above.

Modules will include: You are registering for the following course(s):

-Body Positive Yoga Home Practice Kit | BOCES
-Digital Citizenship | BOCES
-The Compassionate Male Educator | BOCES
-Connected from the Start Course | BOCES
-21st Century Learning through the 4 Cs | BOCES
-Twitter for the Connected Classroom | BOCES
-Google Docs for the Connected Classroom | BOCES
-Make & Take Lesson Plans | BOCES
-Google Slides for the Connected Classroom | BOCES
-Google Sheets for the Connected Classroom | BOCES
-Wikis for the Connected Classroom | BOCES
-Google Forms for the Connected Classroom | BOCES
-Future-Proofing Students Living in Poverty | BOCES

This course bundle will take you 36 hours (on average) to complete, depending on how much time you spend on the "think about" and optional activities. Hours will be adjusted in MLP, as necessary, to reflect your individual learning path.

IMPORTANT: All courses must be completed by June 15th to receive credit in MLP.

21. Make it from Scratch (Beginner coding)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/27/2018

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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. Achieve3000: Teacher Toolbox - Updated for 2018!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: current Achieve3000 users

Dates: 7/10/2018

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Are you seeking strategies to improve student performance and engagement through a differentiated approach? This session will help to enhance your curriculum and provide targeted instruction using the features of Achieve3000. We will explore Achieve3000 supports such as: scaffolding, customizing the delivery of articles, searching for topic-based materials, and assigning practice based on Common Core standards.

New for 2018:
We will explore the ability to create customized collections of articles that are shareable amongst your building teachers!
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.

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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/10/2018 to 7/12/2018

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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.

24. What's New in Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/10/2018

New
Did you know that in Office 2016, you can now collaborate on documents and experience simplified sharing across multiple devices? You can also see others' edits with co-authoring in Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Improvements to Version History allow you to refer back to snapshots of documents from throughout the editing process. Simplified sharing allows you to share directly from your document through a simple click of a button across all of your devices. You can also review, edit, analyze, and present all of your Office 2016 documents across any of your devices—from your desktop to your tablets and phones!

In this session you will:


• Work in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote 2016.


• Explore the newly designed menu ribbons.


• Create documents using hundreds of ready made templates.


• Share documents for instantaneous feedback and co-authoring.



Please Note: While there are no prerequisites, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, or 2013 is helpful.

25. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/11/2018

New
New to Google Drive? This workshop will provide you with an overview of G-Suite’s apps (productivity tools), what they are, and how they work. Your documents can be opened and edited from any computer or device that is connected to the internet and shared with others so that you can collaborate in real-time, when actual proximity isn’t an option.

26. The NEW Google Sites

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/11/2018

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

Participants in this workshop will learn about:





• Basic web design principles




• Creation & organization of pages




• Aesthetic theme choice (color schemes, font styles)




• Google Drive folders & files integration




• Inclusion of media-rich content




• Permission settings




• Publishing

Prerequisite: A Google account is required.

27. Digital Citizenship: Developing Digital Leaders Using Common Sense Education

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/16/2018

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This session is designed to help educators build a unique classroom culture that promotes the positive use of technology. We will explore simple strategies that address digital literacy and the social and emotional impacts of technology. You will also be provided with valuable resources to support both family and community members.

During this session, you will:

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

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

*Begin your journey to become a Common Sense Educator.

28. Augmented Reality: Implementation in the 21st Century Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/17/2018

New
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 a deeper understanding of how both students and educators can learn so much more about the world through immersive AR experiences.

29. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/17/2018

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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 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 Classroom application!

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

30. Virtual Reality: Implementation in the Future Ready Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/17/2018

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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 develop a deeper understanding of how both educators and students can learn more about the world around them through this immersive VR.

31. DreamBox: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) & RTI

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: DreamBox users

Dates: 7/18/2018

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How does one use available DreamBox information for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RtI)?



*During this session, you will Explore:

*How to effectively use data to meet your students’ needs.

*A multi-layered, and easy-to-use progress monitoring tool designed to assist teachers in gathering essential academic progress data.

*Growth mindset activities that will engage and motivate your math students.Best practices in ELLs elementary math instruction.

Formative assessment activities that motivate students to become increasingly involved in their own learning.



Target Audience: DreamBox users/subscribers.

32. Coding in the Elementary Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/19/2018

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Elementary teachers have asked, and we have delivered! This full-day session will help you gather new ideas, techniques, strategies, and resources designed to infuse coding into your curriculum. You will rotate through a series of small group activities focused on incorporating robotics and coding possibilities for the elementary classroom. You will have the time to explore, try out, play, and plan for future use in your classroom.



*During this session, you will learn about tools such as:

*Scratch/Scratch Jr.

*Dash and Dot

*Quiver

*Ozobot

*And More!

33. Digital Creativity for Wixie Users

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/19/2018

New

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


•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.

34. eChalk: Drop-in Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/19/2018

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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: Target Audience: eChalk users/subscribers.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/19/2018

New
Windows 7, Windows 8, and now Windows 10... Why can’t they make up their minds? The truth of the matter is that each operating system has its purpose. During this three-hour session, you will learn how and why Windows 10 took the absolute best from Windows 7 and Windows 8 to provide users with new and streamlined efficiency. Join us to learn how to harness the latest resources available in the new Windows 10.

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




• Start Menu


• Personalized Start Menu


• Cortana and Cortana Tools


• Notification Window


• Task Bar


• Multiple Desktops



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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/19/2018

New
Windows 7, Windows 8, and now Windows 10... Why can’t they make up their minds? The truth of the matter is that each operating system has its purpose. During this three-hour session, you will learn how and why Windows 10 took the absolute best from Windows 7 and Windows 8 to provide users with new and streamlined efficiency. Join us to learn how to harness the latest resources available in the new Windows 10.

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




• Start Menu


• Personalized Start Menu


• Cortana and Cortana Tools


• Notification Window


• Task Bar


• Multiple Desktops



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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/23/2018

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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.

38. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Course, Hastings

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/24/2018

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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.

39. DreamBox - Is Mathematics difficult for ELLs?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: DreamBox users

Dates: 7/23/2018

New
Today in the United States, English language learners (ELLs) are the quickest growing K-12 population, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Many ELLs are not meeting academic proficiency in mathematical standards. ELLs come to the elementary classroom with various levels of the English language, various levels of math proficiency, and a higher need for individualized support. Join us for this hands-on session to explore and experience how DreamBox can be used with your ELLs population.



*During this session, you will learn:

*Why math is more difficult for ELLs.

*How DreamBox targets mathematical proficiency for ELLs.

*Best practices in ELLs elementary math instruction.



Target Audience: DreamBox users/subscribers.

40. Digital Literacies and Fluencies for Early Learners

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2018

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Our youngest students already live, learn, work, and play in a technology-infused world. With so many tools available to us, it has become possible to look beyond solely “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, you will embark on a series of group activities as well as individual learning missions to explore strategies, ideas, and resources for nurturing the four common digital literacy skills and the seven ISTE Standards for Students. You will be provided time to explore, try out, play, and plan for future use in your own classroom. Join us for this creative and fast-paced exploration designed specifically with the primary teacher in mind. You will meet other like-minded colleagues, share and play together, and leave with a variety of options to consider for the next school year.

Our two guiding frameworks for exploration will be:

1.The 4 Digital Literacy Skills- the abilities to find, evaluate, create and communicate using technology.

2.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.

41. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2018

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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 shared.

42. Accessibility Tools in Office 365

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/25/2018

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In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with the ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers within information technology, open new opportunities for people with disabilities, and encourage the development of technologies to achieve these goals

Participants in this workshop will learn to:


• Inspect Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for accessibility.


• Make your Office documents accessible


• Create accessible PDFs.


• Make OneNote notebooks accessible


• Check websites for accessibility



Please Note: While there are no prerequisites, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, or 2013 is helpful.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/26/2018 to 7/27/2018

New
Calling all instructional technology integration specialists! You have spent your year focused on supporting the needs of others. This is your opportunity to become part of a community that has been designed specifically to support your needs as a professional developer and instructional technology expert.

Join us as we begin this journey together as a learning community. We will 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? In addition to providing numerous case studies, the text introduces the “Triple E Framework”. The “Triple E Framework” will help us to 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. 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 20 participants for 2018-19.



Who should attend?

District professionals whose primary or secondary role is to provide professional development for teachers on the integration of technology.



What’s the time commitment?



• Full Day Kickoff: July 26 and 27, 2018



• Monthly Virtual Sessions: September, 2018 - May, 2019



• Closing face to face session: June 2019- Celebrate growth and plan for the future!



44. Google Drive: Add-ons and Chrome Extensions

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/26/2018

New
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 the app (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides) to which it is added. Examples of these functionalities 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 in the browser. Examples include (but are not limited to): shortcuts, ability to save directly to Google Drive, ad-blocking, screenshots, screencasting, accessibility, site annotations, enhanced readability, and much more.

Prerequisite: A Google account and previous experience utilizing Google Drive is required.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/26/2018

New
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.

In 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.



46. Microsoft Teams for the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/27/2018

New
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool within the Office 365 suite. Teams enables and empowers students to work together and collaborate within a common workspace. Teams offers features such as discussion boards, document collaboration, and OneNote Class Notebooks allowing our students to create, organize, and collaborate with their classmates. Teams further saves the teacher time by electronically handing out and collecting assignments.

In this session you will:


• Explore Microsoft Teams environment


• Create classes.


• Add students and co-teachers..


• Create discussion boards.


• Distribute and collect assignments.


• Create a OneNote Class Notebook



Prerequisite: A working knowledge of Office 365 (OneDrive, OneNote) is essential.



47. Make it from Scratch (Beginner coding) -@Carmel

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/31/2018

New


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.



48. What's New in Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/31/2018

New
Did you know that in Office 2016, you can now collaborate on documents and experience simplified sharing across multiple devices? You can also see others' edits with co-authoring in Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Improvements to Version History allow you to refer back to snapshots of documents from throughout the editing process. Simplified sharing allows you to share directly from your document through a simple click of a button across all of your devices. You can also review, edit, analyze, and present all of your Office 2016 documents across any of your devices—from your desktop to your tablets and phones!

In this session you will:


• Work in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote 2016.

Explore the newly designed menu ribbons.


• Create documents using hundreds of ready made templates.


• Share documents for instantaneous feedback and co-authoring.



Please Note: While there are no prerequisites, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, or 2013 is helpful.

49. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Course

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/2/2018

New
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.

50. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2018

New
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.

51. Microsoft OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/2/2018

New
In this two-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.



Please Note: While there are no prerequisites, a basic understanding of Office 365 (OneDrive) is helpful.



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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/2/2018

New
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.

53. Instant Feedback: Response Systems for All

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/2/2018

New
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 during your class.

54. Global Citizenship: Experience the World from Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/3/2018

New
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.

55. iLit: Online Seminar Series

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/4/2018

New
Please join us for this exciting iLit Suite seminar series to learn all about iLit’s resources. iLit (inspire Literacy) has been proven to motivate and engage students, and has also helped students and districts gain as much as two years of reading growth in a single year!

56. Bridging the Gap: Moving from Scratch to Python

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/6/2018

New


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.

57. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2018

New
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 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 Classroom application!

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

58. Google Classroom to Transform Elementary Learning

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2018

New
Google Classroom is an integral part of G Suite, and is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly by automatically creating folders for each assignment in their Drive. During this elementary-focused session, you will learn how to setup and manage your Classroom, push assignments out to students, and provide real-time feedback and grades right in Google Classroom (in a meaningful fashion for our younger learners!). You will also learn about apps, extensions, and websites that can enhance your experience.

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

59. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2018

New
New to Google Drive? This workshop will provide you with an overview of G-Suite’s apps (productivity tools), what they are, and how they work. Your documents can be opened and edited from any computer or device that is connected to the internet and shared with others so that you can collaborate in real-time, when actual proximity isn’t an option.

60. The School Administrator G Suite Academy @ Mahopac Day 1

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2018

New


These sessions can be taken individually or as a series. Please register for each day that you are planning to attend.



Day 1 G Suite has proven to be a highly effective solution for sharing, collaboration, and working in the cloud. This introductory session will assist building and district level administrators to automate their processes and streamline workflows within the G Suite environment. You will explore what it means to "work in the cloud", and how to encourage collaboration amongst and between all stakeholders in the school community. There will be strong emphasis on administrative uses of Gmail, Calendar, Keep, and Google Drive.

61. SMART Notebook: Putting the I Back in Interactive Whiteboard (Final Curtain Call)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/8/2018

New
Make the most of your SMART Board. This course is intended for teachers that already utilize a SMART Board and need a refresher on how to create lessons that are interactive, engaging, and student-centered.

During this session, you will learn how to customize templates that already exist in Notebook gallery, as well as how to create your own.

62. SuccessMaker: What's New?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All SuccessMaker Users

Dates: 8/8/2018

New
SuccessMaker is an adaptive K-8 program that delivers both reading and math curriculum. With a strong focus on the most critical math and reading concepts, SuccessMaker provides individualized learning for each student. SuccessMaker turns struggle into success.



2018-2019 SuccessMaker 11 updates to be reviewed:

*Back-to-School guide.

*Teacher Dashboard guide.

*Courseware guide.



Target Audience: SuccessMaker users/subscribers

63. The School Administrator G Suite Academy @ Mahopac Day 2

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/8/2018

New


These sessions can be taken individually or as a series. Please register for each day that you are planning to attend.



Day 2 G Suite is revolutionizing not only how we teach, but also how administrators can run their district and buildings. This is a continuation of the Day 1 session. Administrators will have the opportunity to further build upon what it means to design efficient and automated workflows and processes. You will explore how best to encourage collaboration and efficiency with all stakeholders in the school community. There will be strong emphasis on Add-ons, Apps, Classroom, Forms, Sheets, and Slides.

64. Transforming Lessons Using the SAMR Framework

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/8/2018

New
If you would like to take your teaching to the next level, then look no further! 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 past 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 this outcome.

With the support and coaching of LHRIC Facilitators, this session will allow collaborative learning in a friendly and supportive environment.

**Remember to bring a lesson or unit you have taught before**

65. The School Administrator G Suite Academy @ Mahopac Day 3

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/9/2018

New


These sessions can be taken individually or as a series. Please register for each day that you are planning to attend.



Day 3 G Suite is revolutionizing not only how we teach, but also how administrators can run their district and buildings. This is a continuation of the Day 2 session. Day 3 has been specifically designed for those with medium to advanced G Suite skills, that are looking to move beyond the basic “click and do” training.



*During this session, you will:

*Create meaningful professional development experiences in G Suite for your staff.

*Automate workflows with Add-ons and Scripts.

*Explore some of Google's less known, but super cool apps.

*Engage in discussions and analysis of what traits you should be looking for in pedagogically strong and technology-infused lessons.

66. CS for All: CS Differentiation for the Inclusive Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/10/2018

New


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

During this session, you will explore:

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

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

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

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



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



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

67. Introduction to Office 365 in the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/10/2018

New
What is Office 365? Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based suite of tools that offers so much more than Word, Excel, and PowerPoint! Tools such as Office Lens, Sway, and Forms can engage and inspire our students to reach deeper levels of growth and understanding of the learning target. We will discuss SAMR, TPACK, and project-based learning as modeled by Kevin Brookhouser's 20Time Project to create a technology-infused curriculum, while integrating Office 365’s suite of tools

In this session you will:


• Explore Office 365’s suite of tools.


• Create, migrate, and organize your cloud content.


• Collaborate in the cloud using Office 365.


• Learn how to bring cloud content into the client-based application for a more robust creation and editing experience.


• Create online and self-grading quizzes.


• Create interactive presentations using Sway.


• Create OneNote Notebooks to organize your classroom content.

68. Flipped Classroom Summit 2018

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/13/2018

New
Calling all “flipped teachers” in the LHRIC Model Schools community! If you have been at this for a while and need a reset, or you are interested in new “flipped learning” developments, then this session is for you! According to Jon Bergmann, one of the undisputed co-founders of the "Flipped Classroom", "The ground underneath flipped learning is shifting." Throughout the last 18 months, the Flipped Learning Global Community has been following developments, requiring all professionals engaged in a flipped learning environment to update their understanding, recalibrate their thinking, and adopt a new stance in an effort to remain relevant.

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.

69. Google Certified Educator Level 2 Course, @Hastings

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/14/2018

New


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.



This session includes:

* 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.

70. Achieve3000: Teacher Toolbox - Updated for 2018!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: current Achieve3000 users

Dates: 8/14/2018

New
Are you seeking strategies to improve student performance and engagement through a differentiated approach? This session will help to enhance your curriculum and provide targeted instruction using the features of Achieve3000. We will explore Achieve3000 supports such as: scaffolding, customizing the delivery of articles, searching for topic-based materials, and assigning practice based on Common Core standards.

New for 2018:
We will explore the ability to create customized collections of articles that are shareable amongst your building teachers!
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.

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

71. Mobilize your Learners (Formative assessment with iPads)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/14/2018

New
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.

72. Accessibility Tools in Office 365

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/15/2018

New
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with the ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers within information technology, open new opportunities for people with disabilities, and encourage the development of technologies to achieve these goals

Participants in this workshop will learn to:


• Inspect Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for accessibility.


• Make your Office documents accessible


• Create accessible PDFs.


• Make OneNote notebooks accessible


• Check websites for accessibility



Please Note: While there are no prerequisites, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, or 2013 is helpful.

73. Breakout EDU

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/15/2018

New
Have you heard the buzz about Breakout EDU? 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!

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

Dates: 8/16/2018

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

Please Note: This is not a Facilitator-led session.

Target Audience: Blackboard Web Community Manager users/subscribers

75. Thinking Deeper than Code: Creating an Agile Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/16/2018

New


Are you implementing coding or other STE(A)M-related content in your classroom, makerspace, school or district? Would you like your students to have the skill-set necessary for planning, building, testing, reviewing, and evaluating projects? Join us for this introduction to the Agile method, where we will unpack its usefulness in the classroom. Agile is an effective, transformative, and popular framework used by leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple to manage and ensure success in their product development projects. The Agile Classroom framework offers an adaption of the Agile methodology in simple and practical ways that can help teachers and students build the necessary skills to manage coding and STE(A)M-related projects in the classroom. An Agile approach can be applied to a diverse range of industries, and can assist in the management of projects as simple as household chores, or as complex as developing the next iPhone. Regardless of your content area, this session will help you to gain a deeper understanding of methods to support your students’ comprehension in project development, teamwork, and the importance of iteration.

During this session, you will explore:

--What it means to have an Agile classroom and workflow.
--The adaptation of Scrum for use in the classroom.
--Ways to complete STEAM-based projects using Agile approaches.
--The importance of flexible learning environments when integrating Agile into your classroom.

76. Advanced Tips and Strategies for Office 365 in the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/17/2018

New
In Introduction to Office 365 in the Classroom, you had the opportunity to explore Microsoft’s cloud-based suite of tools (Office Lens, Sway and Forms). That was only the beginning! In this session, you will learn advanced tips and strategies to help infuse technology into your curriculum and differentiate learning for all learning styles. We will share in meaningful discussions surrounding SAMR, TPACK, and project-based learning as modeled by Kevin Brookhouser's 20Time Project to create a technology-infused curriculum, while integrating Office 365’s suite of tools.
In this session you will:




• Use PowerPoint, Sway, and Forms to "flip" your classroom


• Have students create formative quizzes for self-assessment


• Have students create forms for peer-rated feedback


• Learn to personalize OneNote Notebooks to organize your classroom content.



Prerequisite: A strong foundational knowledge of Office 365’s OneDrive and the Microsoft Office Suite

77. Unplugged Coding Activities for K-5 Classrooms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/21/2018

New
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.

78. Breakout EDU: Create Your Own Game

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/22/2018

New
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 workshop is for you!

During this session, you will be immersed in a Breakout EDU game and learn the skills necessary to design your own immersive Breakout learning experience from the ground up. Facilitator-supported independent working time will be provided to assist you with designing your own game.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/23/2018

New
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 course 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.

80. iLit: Online Seminar Series

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/23/2018

New
Please join us for this exciting iLit Suite seminar series to learn all about iLit’s resources. iLit (inspire Literacy) has been proven to motivate and engage students, and has also helped students and districts gain as much as two years of reading growth in a single year!