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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/19/2017

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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 11/8/2017

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

3. LHRIC Active Learning Center Open Houses (“ALC Lite”)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 12/19/2017

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

This year, we are pleased to announce a NEW "ALC Lite" program that will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. Join us for an “open house” style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. You are welcome to bring a colleague or a small team!  You will have the opportunity to practice and learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment; and you will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist you in your own journey, regardless of where your starting point was!

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

4. Technology Planning Information Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Directors of Technology and Chief Technology Officers

Dates: 12/19/2017

Starting Soon
Participants in this session will learn about the updates to the technology planning process for compliance with NYSED 100.12. The new survey tool will be demonstrated with process and guidelines. This session is appropriate for school district leaders responsible for coordinating the technology planning process. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Sarah Martabano.

5. Minecraft: Creating Virtual Learning Environments

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/4/2018

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.

6. Finalsite: Dashboard

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/11/2018

Learn about Finalsite Dashboard to gain a greater understanding of what's happening on your school’s website and to know where you need to make improvements, as well as what's working. Dashboard displays data for website visits, pages per visit, visit duration, bounce rates, top entry and exit points, and so much more. You can also go beyond the standard suite of indicators with custom views of your data that tell you how you're doing in areas uniquely critical to your school and to your school leadership. Also, with Dashboard's anonymous benchmark comparison data, you'll be able to see how your website performance compares to schools of your type and size from among Finalsite’s network of over 1,500 schools.

Target Audience: Web Administrators

7. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/11/2018

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.

8. 20% Time/Genius Hour User Group- Jan 2018

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/12/2018

Join us in a true user group experience! By design, this session targets educators that are already implementing 20% Time/Genius Hour into their classrooms. In this session, you will have the opportunity to gather and learn from one another’s successes and failures, as both are equally important. Our team will help shape your journey and considerations for future 20% Time/Genius Hour implementations.

9. eChalk: Drop-in Session for Teachers

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/18/2018

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: Any teacher using eChalk that has individual questions and would like support and coaching

10. The New Google Sites!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/18/2018

The new and modern Google Sites (launched in the Fall of 2016) provides a simple, aesthetically pleasing, and straight-forward 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!

During this session, you will learn:
- 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 (images, videos, URLs)
- Permission setting
- Publishing

Prerequisite: A google account is required.

11. eChalk: Effective Communication Strategies for Super Users

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/18/2018

Join us for this half-day session to review the foundational “Super User” skills to manage, maintain and control your web presence using eChalk. This exploration will include a hands-on journey through the use of calendars, feeds, user roles, and more! With the understanding that each district has their own unique use-cases for the various product features; the LHRIC team will support and guide you toward practical strategies while keeping your district’s vision in mind.

Target Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators with Super-User Privileges

12. TLI Winter Event

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 1/19/2018

TLI WINTER EVENT-A Focus on Data!

Big-Small-Medium Data. Smart Data. Fast and Slow Data. Dirty Data. Dark Data. Predictive Analytics. Actionable Analytic. Data Science. Data Driven Decisions. Regardless of the words we use, there is no doubt that we have a plethora of data at our fingertips to help us determine the impact of just about any one thing on another, the causal relationships. What is lacking is time and oftentimes a new lens for looking at the data we interact with every day. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Ben Wellington and Dr. Jan Bryant. After lunch, join the team for Clarity Action Planning 101 - This session is designed for district leaders to take action with their Clarity data and bring data based decision making home for the 2018 - 2021 Technology Planning cycle. Whether you are actively collecting data in the Clarity platform or not, we have data to help you make decisions. See website for more details http://it.lhric.org/technology_leadership_institute_tli.

13. LHRIC Active Learning Center Open Houses (“ALC Lite”)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/23/2018

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

This year, we are pleased to announce a NEW "ALC Lite" program that will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. Join us for an “open house” style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. You are welcome to bring a colleague or a small team!  You will have the opportunity to practice and learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment; and you will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist you in your own journey, regardless of where your starting point was!

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

14. Name That Workshop

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/23/2018

*** HOW TO PARTICIPATE ***
1) REGISTER for one or more session dates here in MyLearningPlan.
2) SUBMIT an online request form for EACH of your registered dates at: https://bit.ly/ntw2018.

Tell us what you are interested in learning, and we’ll prepare a customized “Personal Learning Pioneer” packet just for you!

When you arrive to your session, you will be able to review and complete your custom pre-designed activities independently with access to a facilitator in the room. You will benefit from having a tailored set of resources along with guided activities that target your specific needs and interests.

Please note: The registration deadline for each session is two weeks prior to the session date.

*** HOW TO PARTICIPATE ***
1) REGISTER for one or more session dates here in MyLearningPlan.
2) SUBMIT an online request form for EACH of your registered dates at: https://bit.ly/ntw2018.

15. 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).

16. 2018 LHRIC Achieve3000 Annual User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Current Users of Achieve3000

Dates: 1/26/2018

New
Please join regional educators using Achieve3000 for the 2018 Annual User Group Meeting!

Achieve3000 will provide breakfast and a fresh look at the newest features as well as highlighting quick ways to step up your implementation strategy. Co-presented by Achieve3000 and LHRIC, this session promises to be informative for both teachers and administrators. Topics covered include the Leadership Edition reporting, customizing course material and data reports to inform instruction.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: An afternoon hands-on session for teachers who want to immediately implement their learning!

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NECESSARY TO SEPARATELY REGISTER FOR THE AFTERNOON SESSION IN MY LEARNING PLAN. The afternoon session is capped at 12 participants to allow for individualized support. We ask that you only enroll one teacher per building, if possible.

From 1-3PM, you can put your learning into practice immediately; this session will be an abbreviated version of our extremely popular Teacher Toolkit class.
- You will be able to work hands-on to customize your class calendar for the rest of the school year.
- You will also be assisted in analyzing your data reports and assigning extra practice to students who need reinforcement by standard or skill.

In case of inclement weather, the SNOW DATE for the user group and the afternoon session will be TBD.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

17. Global Citizenship: Experience the World from Your Classroom (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/26/2018

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?  Join us to explore how technology can be used as a resource for personal discovery, to cultivate exposure to rich cultural diversity, and to promote leadership building activities into your 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.  You will also be exposed to a host of virtual reality locations and communities. Participants will leave with a toolkit of applications and resources that will help inform tomorrow’s global leaders.

18. 2018 Achieve3000 Afternoon Teacher Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Classroom teachers using Achieve3000, attendees of User Group meeting

Dates: 1/26/2018

New
The afternoon hands-on session following the morning User Group session is for teachers who want to immediately implement their learning!

Utilize this time to put your learning into practice immediately; this session will be an abbreviated version of our extremely popular Teacher Toolkit class.
- You will be able to work hands-on to customize your class calendar for the rest of the school year.
- You will also be assisted in analyzing your data reports and assigning extra practice to students who need reinforcement by standard or skill.

PLEASE NOTE: This session is capped at 12 participants to allow for individualized support. We ask that you only enroll one teacher per building, if possible.

In case of inclement weather, the SNOW DATE for the user group and the afternoon session will be TBD.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

19. 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.

20. Pinterest to Possible: Making K-5 STE(A)M Projects a Reality

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/5/2018

How many times have you seen a great project on Pinterest, only to say, “I wish I had the time/skills/ resources to do that with my students”?  Well, dream no more as your opportunity has arrived!

This session will showcase three popular Pinterest projects to be used with STE(A)M lessons in the K-5 classroom.  Prior to this session, you will receive a list of materials to bring with you allowing you to leave with a completed product of your choice!  If time allows, you will also have the opportunity to submit your own project for consideration to be shared with LHRIC Instructional Technology Pinterest followers!

This is a small group session that allows for personalized learning and support. Join us to make your dreams into a reality! "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -Lao Tzu

21. ABCs of Coding

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/6/2018

Coding sounds complicated, but it's just a series of instructions! Join us for a discussion and tutorials that will help you explore how to teach coding to your students. You will be involved in a variety of scenarios - both online and ‘unplugged’. We will be concentrating on Scratch, a free online coding tool for all levels of programmers. This session is geared specifically for faculty 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.

22. Blackboard Web Community Manager (Schoolwires) - Drop-in Working Sessions

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/6/2018

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

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

Target Audience: All users

23. NYSCATE 21st Century Learning Design Camp (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/7/2018 to 2/8/2018

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.

24. Introducing Microsoft Teams

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/8/2018

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

25. Keyboarding Without Tears Lunch & Learn

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/8/2018



Keyboarding Without Tears is a web-based curriculum for grades K–5 that teaches typing, general computer readiness, digital citizenship, and online test prep.

Join us to learn more about Keyboarding Without Tears program including:

- Student Experience

- Teacher Dashboard and Resources

- Curriculum Overview

- Digital Citizenship

- Best Practices

26. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Instructional Cohort Optional Webinar (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/8/2018

Member Districts Only
Optional support webinar for LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy (Instructional Cohort). Registered participants will receive instructions on how to participate in advance of the session.

27. Schoology: Getting Started for Administrators and School Leaders

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/13/2018

Administrators and School Leaders can enjoy great benefits from Schoology’s collaboration and analytics tools. Here are five topics that we’ll discuss so you can utilize Schoology at the school administrative level.

1. Post Updates to All Students and Staff: Updates are a fast and effective way to get information to the people that need it.
2. Use the Calendar: Make Schoology the central location where students, staff, and parents get information. Add sporting events, assemblies, and other important dates to the Schoology calendar.
-3. Create Groups: Groups are a great space to share information and collaborate. Create an all-staff group and post important updates and meeting notes there.
4. Review School Analytics: School analytics give you a big picture of how many people are logging in, viewing pages, and submitting assignments, while system logs enable you to see who is logging in right now.
5. Advisees: Use the advisees area to find any student and see an overview of their schedule, grades, and attendance. Click into their courses to see course updates and assignments.

Target Audience: Administrators and School Leaders

28. Thinking Deeper than Code: Creating an Agile Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/13/2018

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.

29. Virtual/Augmented Reality: Implementation in the 21st Century Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/14/2018

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 Expedition, Aurasma, Nearpod, QuiverVision, and more!  

In this workshop, participants will take a deep dive into Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) devices and develop a deeper understanding of how both educators and students can learn more about the world around them through this immersive VR/AR.

30. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/15/2018

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.

31. LHRIC Active Learning Center Open Houses (“ALC Lite”)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/27/2018

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

This year, we are pleased to announce a NEW "ALC Lite" program that will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. Join us for an “open house” style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. You are welcome to bring a colleague or a small team!  You will have the opportunity to practice and learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment; and you will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist you in your own journey, regardless of where your starting point was!

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

32. The New Google Sites!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/1/2018

The new and modern Google Sites (launched in the Fall of 2016) provides a simple, aesthetically pleasing, and straight-forward 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!

During this session, you will learn:
- 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 (images, videos, URLs)
- Permission setting
- Publishing

Prerequisite: A google account is required.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/2/2018

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.

34. TLI NYSCATE Hudson Valley Conference

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 3/3/2018

The Hudson Valley NYSCATE Conference, organized by the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education will take place at the Roy C Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, NY . The conference will feature presentations by teachers from across NY. It’s a great chance to meet and share ideas about teaching and learning with technology. Presentation proposals will be accepted 9/1/17-10/15/17.

35. 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.

36. Microsoft OneNote and Class Notebook

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/6/2018

Understanding how to create digital notebooks is essential for our students' success as we move towards a one-to-one classroom.  Microsoft OneNote & Class Notebook are organizational tools allowing free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. OneNote gathers users’ notes (handwritten and typed), drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries into one clean environment where they can be shared with other users in the cloud.  Microsoft’s Class Notebook provides the same functionalities, while also distributing class content to your students! This provides a simple and organized method for teachers to create an individualized and unique learning environment for every student.

Plan to bring along your lesson content and begin to explore integration strategies that are sure to engage and inspire students!

Prerequisite: An Office 365 account and prior OneDrive experience is required.

37. 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.

38. 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

39. Name That Workshop

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/14/2018

*** HOW TO PARTICIPATE ***
1) REGISTER for one or more session dates here in MyLearningPlan.
2) SUBMIT an online request form for EACH of your registered dates at: https://bit.ly/ntw2018.

Tell us what you are interested in learning, and we’ll prepare a customized “Personal Learning Pioneer” packet just for you!

When you arrive to your session, you will be able to review and complete your custom pre-designed activities independently with access to a facilitator in the room. You will benefit from having a tailored set of resources along with guided activities that target your specific needs and interests.

Please note: The registration deadline for each session is two weeks prior to the session date.

*** HOW TO PARTICIPATE ***
1) REGISTER for one or more session dates here in MyLearningPlan.
2) SUBMIT an online request form for EACH of your registered dates at: https://bit.ly/ntw2018.

40. 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

41. 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.

42. 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

43. 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

BOCES 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

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. 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!

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. 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.

50. 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.

51. 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.

52. 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.

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. 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

58. 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.

59. 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).

60. 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.