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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. Technology Planning Information Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Director of Technology and Central Office Administrators

Dates: 2/12/2018

Join us as we show the new NYSED survey framework, go over timelines, and discuss approaches for effective technology planning. This webinar is open to all regional districts regardless of service membership. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Sarah Martabano .

4. Coding for Cowards: An Experience for the Interested Novice (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/2/2018

Starting Soon
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.

5. 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.

6. Explore Learning User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Explore Learning participating districts through LHRIC and surrounding BOCES

Dates: 3/8/2018

New
Please join us for our annual Explore Learning users group where you will have the opportunity to come together with other educators in the area to share best practices, discuss implementation strategies and find out how other districts are using Gizmos and Reflex.

This session will be lead by Explore Learning and LHRIC staff and will allow users to learn how online simulations help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and help students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding in math and science.

Teachers will see how to supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of concepts.

Learn how students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation.



A light breakfast will be provided Explore Learning.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

7. New Hybrid Voice Service

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 3/9/2018

New
We are happy to introducing a new Hybrid Voice Service. This service is designed to offer options to participating districts that will support a robust technology infrastructure in support of telecommunications, physical security communications, and video. At this event you will hear from, and network with, relevant LHRIC staff and our vendor supporters, Aspire and Day Automation. Join us and learn how you can transform your school district’s communication platform by taking advantage of modern technologies to bring about a communications system convergence that allows you to do more with video, security and the overall improvement of your phone and intercom systems..
For questions regarding this activity, please contact mceesay@lhric.org.

8. Collaborative Projects in the Elementary Classroom with Wixie

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/12/2018


Wixie can prepare students to think deeply, solve problems, and meet the challenges of life in the 21st century.

Join us for a morning of discovery exploring web based Wixie, an online authoring tool that students and teacher’s can use to construct knowledge and communicate ideas. Wixie is an author’s pen, an artist’s brush and a storyteller’s voice in one easy to use package.

Users conference highlights:




• Hands on exploration of Wixie with your device or a loaner from LHRIC




• Experience the NEW real time TEAM Collaboration features




• Explore Wixie standards based curriculum libraries




• Learn how teachers can create online content or modify existing content




• See how teachers can comment and assess student work




• Learn about the ability to share student work via URL, Google Classroom, HTML, print student masterpieces and more




• Advanced skills for experienced Wixie users



For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

9. NYSCATE Google Certified Educator Level 2 Institute (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/12/2018

Closed
Registration available on NYSCATE website only.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

You will not be able to register on My Learning Plan for this event at this time.

10. Introducing Microsoft Teams

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/13/2018

The NEW Microsoft Teams provides a collaborative communication environment via Office 365. This new tool saves time by simplifying daily logistics, which leaves teachers available and dedicated to their students! OneNote Class Notebooks are built into every class, allowing teachers to organize interactive lessons and deliver personalized learning directly from the Teams tool!  Additionally, apps integrate into the classroom experience, allowing you to quickly access Office 365 apps that you are already using (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner), all while customizing your classroom.

Additionally, end-to-end assignment management in Teams enables you to move quickly and effortlessly from creation and distribution to grading and feedback. This session will explore all aspects of Microsoft Teams and you will learn how this new and exciting tool can suppor

11. eChalk: Drop-in Session for Web Page Administrators

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/15/2018

Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using eChalk? Join us for this small group session and you’ll have 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 Managers & Super Users

12. Flipping the Classroom with Office 365: Mix/Sway/Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/15/2018

There are many simple and exciting tools available through the Office 365 suite that can support you in your quest to "flip" your classroom. During this session, you will have the opportunity to work in Microsoft Office Mix and Sway to create and present content in new and meaningful ways. These skills will then be applied as we create unique and authentic assessments in the cloud. We will also explore the potential of the inking features found within touch-enabled tablets.

13. eChalk: Using Groups to Connect your Teams, Clubs and Departments

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/15/2018

Join us for the half-day session to explore the use of eChalk Groups. Student clubs, sports teams, academic departments and other groups are important components of the school experience. Did you know that you can now give them each an online space of their own for both public and internal communication purposes? eChalk Groups are the simplest way to help your students, families and staff stay organized and connected while providing full ownership of web content updates to only the staff members that need it and in the location that they require it!

Target Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators and Group Super Users/Managers

14. NWEA User Group Conference - Get the most from your MAP Data

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: NWEA participating districts through LHRIC and surrounding BOCES

Dates: 3/16/2018

LHRIC and NWEA invite you to join us and other NWEA partners in your area for the NWEA Annual User Group. Get best practices, tips and practical support from NWEA staff and learn how districts in your neighborhood are using MAP® data to maximize growth for all students.

This complimentary event is perfect for administrators, instructional leaders, teachers and coaches.






• Connect with other partner schools and districts and find out what's new from NWEA






• Learn about the new Student Profile report with data all in one place with a polished interface that is simple to use






• Discover powerful new MAP enhancements and professional development offerings to help you maximize student growth

For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

15. Learning.com - Annual User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/21/2018

The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center and Learning.com invite you to their annual users group March 21st 2018

Learning.com - Easy Tech: Developing Students' Keyboarding Fluency to Increase Success for Computer-Based Testing

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

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

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

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


A light breakfast will be provided at 8:30 am,courtesy of Learning.com.The user group session begins at 9:00 am.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

16. Minecraft: Creating Virtual Learning Environments

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/22/2018

Minecraft is not just a game of digital blocks, but can also be an immersive learning environment for children of all ages. Minecraft boasts having over 100 Million users that explore, design, and build virtual worlds that encourage problem solving, creativity, and a catalyst for exciting classroom discussions.  Minecraft in the Classroom offers limitless opportunities to create, while teaching essential problem solving skills all within a 3D environment.

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.

*Please note: This is an introductory class and no prior experience with Minecraft is required.

17. iPads for Special Ed (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/23/2018

Special education classrooms are often the first to implement iPads in the classroom. Why are these devices so popular, and how can we make them work for special education students?

During this session, participants will learn how to:
- locate apps that support IEP goals-such as instructional, occupational, speech, physical, and behavioral.
- manage devices in the classroom.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/27/2018

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!

19. TLI Celebration of Teaching & Learning

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 3/29/2018

This event is a celebration of excellence in the Region. This prestigious award is bestowed upon districts and individuals nominated by their colleagues and peers as demonstrating innovation, best practices, and having implementing systemic change in teaching an learning. Join us in 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. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Manley Feinberg. See website for more details http://it.lhric.org/technology_leadership_institute_tli.

20. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/5/2018

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.

21. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/11/2018

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.

22. Rosetta Stone Annual User Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Teachers and program facilitators comfortable using Rosetta Stone.

Dates: 4/11/2018

New

This session is for teachers and program facilitators comfortable using Rosetta Stone.
Possible training topics may include:

• Grading

• Reporting and Data Analysis

• Blending Rosetta Stone into your classroom

• Additional resources available to teachers

• Explore the Support Portal and additional documentation



For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

23. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/12/2018

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.

24. Managing iPads with Apple Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/17/2018

Bring a teaching assistant into your classroom with Apple’s powerful Classroom app! Apple Classroom can help 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, participants will experience lessons using Classroom’s management tool and learn how to guide students and review their progress, all while managing the distraction of mobile devices.

25. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/19/2018

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.

26. 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.

27. Office 365: Tools for the 21st Century Classroom (Introduction)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/26/2018

Join us to learn about the multitude of tools available within the Office 365 Suite. During this session, you will learn how to create using OneDrive, organize through OneNote, and publish through Microsoft’s Classroom!  We will explore the benefits of working in a cloud-based environment for both you and your students.

28. Unplugged Coding Activities for K-5 Classrooms (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/27/2018

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.

Be ready to explore a wealth of unplugged activities and resources in this hands-on, low-tech session.

29. NYSCATE: NYC Conference- DIGITAL LEADERSHIP (1st Annual)

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 4/28/2018

In partnership with the NYC Education Administrators Association (EAA), NYSCATE is pleased to announce our 1st Annual NYC Conference on Digital Leadership. Leading in education becomes exponentially powerful when using technology to your advantage. Learn to hone your skills, increase your knowledge base and technology awareness as a leader in education. This one-day conference is designed for educators, District Administrators, EdTech leaders, Higher-Ed Leaders, Mentors, Coaches and Building Leaders to learn about best practices of emerging technologies to utilize in their schools and classrooms.
NOTE: If your plans change, please be sure to DROP in My Learning Plan as registration fees are paid in advance of the session.

30. Coding with SWIFT Playgrounds

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/1/2018

Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple and used for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. It has been designed to give developers more freedom than ever before. Swift is easy to use and open source, so anyone with an idea can create something incredible.

Swift Playgrounds is an app for the iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun. It does not require any prior coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students that are just starting out. Swift Playgrounds can even be used to program and control robots and drones!

If your district has access to iPads, and you are interested in expanding your “coding resume”,  join us on the “Playground” and discover how you and your students can learn and teach code.

Please note: Currently, Swift Playgrounds is only available for iPads.

31. 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

32. 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.

33. 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).

34. Web Tools for Student-Centered Creative Expression

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/5/2018

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.

35. 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.