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1. Learn to Code with Code Studio (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/6/2017

The organization Code.org has a full, online curriculum to help students learn to code. Join us as we explore their resources and tutorials for students and teachers. Come and learn how you can enhance your curriculum with a little bit of coding!

2. Google Drive Add-Ons & Google Chrome Extensions

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/7/2017

Are you comfortable using Google Drive & Chrome? Do Google Drive's features seem very basic? Do you want to enhance your internet experience? 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!

Add-Ons are extra features within Google used to enhance the functionality of the specific app (ex: Docs or Sheets) to which they are added. Examples include: utilizing templates, inserting citations and clipart, adding voice comments, automatically grading assessments through forms, concept mapping, and much more!

Extensions provide added functionality by connecting additional web utilities to Chrome so that you can customize and enhance the Chrome browser. Examples include: shortcuts, saving directly to your Drive, ad-blocking, screenshots, screencasting, accessibility features, website annotation, enhanced readability, and much more!

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

3. Schoolwires: All About Class Pages

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2017

Join us for the day to explore and create your new Schoolwires class pages! During the morning, we will focus on learning the system and all of its class page features. During the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to organize your files and templates to build out your new class page, all with the support and guidance of the LHRIC team who will be present to answer all of your questions.

Target Audience: Classroom Teachers

4. Creating Presentations that Matter and Make a Difference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/14/2017

Consider the most tiresome presentation that you've had to sit through (PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote, Prezi). Now, think about the various "presentations" that you have seen students create and deliver.


• Are you dissatisfied with the 'tech-o- rated' style of presentations that solely substitute "slides" for "paper," with overwhelming text in combination with unrelated photos or kitschy animations?

• What are the differences between creating a "digitized book report" versus a presentation to deliver face-to- face with an audience?

• Would you like to see your students use technology in a transformative way to inform, persuade, or influence an audience?

Inspired by the work of renowned corporate communication experts such as Cliff Atkinson ("Beyond Bullet Points"), Nancy Duarte ("slide:ology"), and Dan Roam ("Show and Tell"), this workshop will explore adaptations of their work suitable for the K-12 classroom that will help students (and adults) create presentations that inform, motivate, and inspire.

Our students have powerful stories to tell, valid points of view to express, and unprecedented access to technology. To create presentations that really matter and can make a difference, our students need more sophisticated approaches. Simply creating bullet points, animating text, or using a slick theme template (that was designed by someone else) are no longer sufficient, nor effective, strategies for face-to- face speaking and oral presentations.

If any of this resonates with you, join us for this workshop where you will explore a variety of innovative frameworks, strategies, and techniques you can use to guide and inspire your students.

5. eChalk: Drop-in Working Session (AM Session)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 3/14/2017

Do you need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals within eChalk's new platform? 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 as they arise. Please note: this is not a facilitator-led session; it is a personal working session by design.

Target Audience: Any eChalk User that has more personalized questions and would like support in their area using the new platform.

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6. SMART Notebook 101

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/14/2017

This workshop will introduce participants to SMART Notebook's basic tools to create interactive experiences for learners.

We will be working with SMART Notebook 2016. This course is designed primarily for teachers who are comfortable using the SMART Board, but have not yet explored the depths of the SMART Notebook as a canvas for lesson design and orchestration of digital content.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/15/2017

Most districts have taken a serious look at the role coding exercises can play in developing computational thinking for students K-12. 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 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. Participants will actively engage in programming scenarios where they will become familiar with the interface, commands, and basic protocols/commands.

8. DreamBox Annual User Conference: What is new....

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All Grade K-8 DreamBox users

Dates: 3/15/2017

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Please join us for our DreamBox Annual User Conference on March 15 at the LHRIC. Participants will explore the new features and learn about the upcoming updates for DreamBox. This session is geared for our current DreamBox users only.

This workshop will provide you with:

•Progress Monitoring and Assigned Focus

•DreamBox Nation

•Activity Feed Updates

•PD on Demand

•Math Challenge

The DreamBox Annual User Conference provides an opportunity to interact on a much more personal level with other users. The participants will have a chance for an open discussion and engagement with LHRIC team in a small group setting. A light lunch will be provided by DreamBox.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

9. IXL User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/16/2017

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Please join the LHRIC and IXL for our annual user group conference. IXL's professional learning specialist, Bobbi Bear, and sales consultant, Kevin Nesteruk, will facilitate conversations about effective IXL implementation and usage in your school and/or district coupled with important product updates and strategies to promote student success. The workshop will combine discussion, collaboration, and "hands on" learning, so please be sure to bring your laptop or tablet. We will also have devices available, if needed.
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A light breakfast will be provided courtesy of IXL.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mary Lynn Collins-Callanan.

10. Overview of aimswebPlus - User Group for Existing Districts

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/16/2017

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Please join the LHRIC and Pearson, as well as fellow aimswebPlus districts, for our annual user group conference. This meeting is for existing districts using aimswebPlus. We will provide strategies to enhance the usage of aimswebPlus and provide concrete resources to support you within your district.

Topics to be covered include:
• testing protocols and procedures
• using the data in reports
• managing and scheduling progress monitoring
• graduating students in the system
• providing an overview of coming changes/enhancements to the system

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Pearson.

For more information about the session or aimsweb, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

11. Overview of aimswebPro to aimswebPlus Lunch n Learn

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/16/2017

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Many districts are interested in learning more about aimswebPlus. Join the LHRIC and Pearson to explore the all-in-one system which combines benchmarking, progress monitoring and diagnostic curriculum based assessments, with brand new standards-based measures. The system provides a combination of observational and online student assessments in a new, intuitive, user-friendly interface to view reports. The session will dig into the live version of the platform that is used by teachers, administrators and students.

We will provide time to address questions related to current use of 1.0 and 2.0; and discuss transitional plans to convert from 1.0/2.0 to aimswebPlus.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Pearson.

For more information about the session or aimsweb, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

12. Ignite Your Teaching 2017: A K-12 Event By Educators, For Educators

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators interested in instructional technology

Dates: 3/16/2017

Join your colleagues for a hands-on, interactive, and engaging gathering featuring educators from our Lower Hudson Valley region. Through "Ignite Sessions" (what is an Ignite Session?: http://www.ignitetalks.io/) provided by up-and-coming innovators, you will be exposed to strategies and practices which have proven successful with students. You will have the opportunity to visit with each presenter to ask questions and reflect on implementation strategies. Each participant will leave the event with actionable ideas, digital support materials, and new connections from practitioners from across our region.
CASTING CALL: Thinking of presenting? We'd love to have you apply for a presentation slot. Use the Google Form link below if you would like to be considered:
"Up and coming" tech interest or talent;
You've tried something first or that no one else has tried,
You have an amazing story to tell about a student,
"Amateur presenter" - you're a first time presenter or have only presented once before; can tell your story and tell it well in five minutes
Undiscovered talent and outside region welcomed!
How to apply to be a presenter: Use the following Google Form

13. SuccessMaker Annual User Conference: Deeper Dive into Math and Reading

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All SuccessMaker Users

Dates: 3/17/2017

Please join us for our SuccessMaker Annual User Conference on January 23 at the LHRIC. Let's take a deeper dive into SuccessMaker 9! Participants will explore the new features found within SuccessMaker Math and Reading content. This session is geared for our current SuccessMaker users.
This workshop will provide you with:

• New content

• All new resources

• All new characters of Math

• All new features of Reading

• Lesson mapping

The SuccessMaker Annual User Conference provides an opportunity to interact on a much more personal level with other users. The participants will have a chance for an open discussion and engagement with LHRIC team in a small group setting. A light snack will be provided.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

14. Breakout EDU

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/20/2017

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By now, you may have heard all the buzz... Breakout EDU is a revolutionary new platform that brings gaming into the classroom in an entirely meaningful way. These powerful games are teaching today's students essential critical thinking skills, teamwork, and complex problem solving. The greatest part is that this can be used throughout ALL content areas!

In this workshop, participants will be immersed in a Breakout EDU game and additionally learn what it takes to create their own immersive learning experience. Independent instructor-supported working time will be provided so that participants can design their own game.

15. Google Classroom (@ PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/20/2017

Google Classroom is part of Google Apps for Education and is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly by automatically creating folders for each assignment in their Drive. Students can keep track of what is due, assignments, and have the freedom to begin their work with a simple click. Additional features include research, peer editing, comments, and more.

In this workshop, you will learn how to set up and manage your Google Classroom, push assignments out to your students, and provide real-time feedback and grades right in Google Classroom.

Prerequisite: A Google account for you and your students within a Google Apps for Education domain and previous experience utilizing Google Drive is required.

16. 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: 3/20/2017

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 or Bobbi Baker.

17. ABCs of Coding

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/21/2017

Coding sounds complicated, but it's just a series of instructions! Join us for a discussion and tutorials to explore how to teach students coding. We will be concentrating on Scratch, a free online coding tool for all levels of programmers. You will leave with the tools to participate in the "Hour of Code" in December!

18. Schoolwires: Getting Started with your CMS

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

Dates: 3/21/2017

In this course, we will work on the necessary foundational skills to assist you in building your district and/or school sites. We will review template options, basic functionalities of channels and sections. As well as working on adding resources, announcements, and calendar entries. The afternoon will be a working session in which you have the time to organize your site maps and apply your skills, all with the support and guidance of your LHRIC team to answer your questions.

Target Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

19. Develop, Design, & Deliver Digital Curricula using Office Mix & Sway

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/23/2017

New tools often uncover awesome possibilities that we may have never considered! Join us for this one-day "jump start" to explore how these two powerful Microsoft applications are opening up new possibilities for teachers, students, and schools.

Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that includes everything you need to easily create and share interactive online videos. Office Mix provides: voice, video, and digital ink capabilities, polls and interactive apps, viewer participation insights and analytics, and true playback capability on any device. Teachers are using Office Mix to create their own digital curricula, online instructional materials, and self-guided learning activities.

Sway offers a simple and elegant way to create and share interactive reports, newsletters, presentations, personal stories, magazines, and more! Simply add your content and Sway takes care of making it appear polished and professional across any device and screen size. Sway can even search relevant images, videos, tweets, and other content that you can drop right into your own project!

20. eChalk: Class Page in a Day

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 3/30/2017

In just one day, you, can have a dynamic and engaging eChalk Class Page! This workshop is designed for teachers seeking to explore the essential elements of a thoughtful class page as well as eChalk's basic tool training! During the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to organize and build out your class page using all of the new skills learned in the morning, with the support of your LHRIC team who will be on-hand to answer your questions.

Target Audience: Classroom Teachers

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21. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/30/2017

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 far more. All forms results connect to Google Sheets, which allow teachers to easily manage the data to impact instruction and learning.

In 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 summary.

Prerequisite: Prior experience utilizing Google Drive is required.

22. Schoolwires: Getting Started with your CMS

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

Dates: 4/4/2017

In this course, we will work on the necessary foundational skills to assist you in building your district and/or school sites. We will review template options, basic functionalities of channels and sections. As well as working on adding resources, announcements, and calendar entries. The afternoon will be a working session in which you have the time to organize your site maps and apply your skills, all with the support and guidance of your LHRIC team to answer your questions.

Target Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

23. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/11/2017

New to Google Drive? This workshop will provide you with an overview of several Google 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. Microsoft OneNote: Moving to a Paperless Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/18/2017

Understanding how to create digital notebooks is essential for our students' success as we move to a one-to-one classroom. Participants will walk away with a notebook to begin using in their classroom. OneNote can help students and teachers organize their notes, cut down on paper, and become more efficient with their learning.

Prerequisite: An O365 account and previous experience utilizing OneDrive is required.

25. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/20/2017

Google Classroom is part of Google Apps for Education and is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly by automatically creating folders for each assignment in their Drive. Students can keep track of what is due, assignments, and have the freedom to begin their work with a simple click. Additional features include research, peer editing, comments, and more.

In this workshop, you will learn how to set up and manage your Google Classroom, push assignments out to your students, and provide real-time feedback and grades right in Google Classroom.

Prerequisite: A Google account for you and your students within a Google Apps for Education domain and previous experience utilizing Google Drive is required.

26. Name That Workshop

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/25/2017

*** 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: https://bit.ly/ntw2017

Name That Workshop! Personal sessions designed just for YOU!

Tell us what you'd like to learn or practice, and we'll design a session just for you!



• Have you started using a new app, device, or software application but are uncertain how it can best enhance your work, or you haven't had time to research it or find examples yet?



• Do you wish you could enhance your skills using a specific option or feature of a new app or software but don't know where to begin or what would be most effective?



• Are you planning to integrate a new technology-based strategy in your classroom but wish you had more tips, techniques, and best practices available?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then register for one of this year's "Name That Workshop" sessions and let our team do the work for you! Tell us what you're interested in learning, and we'll prepare a customized "Personal Learning Pioneer" packet just for you.

When you arrive to your session, you'll be able to review and complete the pre- designed activities on your own with access to a facilitator in the room. You'll benefit from having a tailored set of resources along with guided activities that target your specific need and interest.

Please Note: The registration deadline for each session is TWO WEEKS prior to the session date.

27. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/27/2017

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.

28. Schoolwires: Getting Started with your CMS

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2017

In this course, we will work on the necessary foundational skills to assist you in building your district and/or school sites. We will review template options, basic functionalities of channels and sections. As well as working on adding resources, announcements, and calendar entries. The afternoon will be a working session in which you have the time to organize your site maps and apply your skills, all with the support and guidance of your LHRIC team to answer your questions.

Target Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

29. eChalk Annual User Group Conference 2017

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 5/11/2017

Please join the LHRIC and our partners from eChalk for this year's Annual eChalk User Group on Thursday, May 11, 2017. This year we will be joined by eChalk Founder- Daniel Watts, Client Manager- Candice Cross, and lead of Product Development- Dave Milne. Topics to be covered this year will include eChalk's vision as a company, as well as upcoming product releases.

Why it Matters:

User conferences give us the opportunity to reflect on best practices around the use of a product and give you the much needed voice to improve on a product with company members.

**Light breakfast will be provided courtesy of eChalk.

30. 20% Time/Genius Hour User Group- 2

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/17/2017

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

What is 20% Time? It is a very simple concept that every teacher can execute.

The concept was taken from Google's 20% time model and applied within a K-12 educational setting. Students are allocated 20% of their time to work on student- designed projects which aligns the curriculum with their passions to help 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 not ready to commit to 20% Time, where students explore new topics each week with several informal presentations at the end of the hour.

31. eChalk: CMS Bootcamp for Super Users (AM Session)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 5/18/2017

In this course, we will review foundational "Super User" knowledge to manage, maintain, and control your web presence in eChalk. This includes user roles, calendars, feeds, pages, and more! Our hands-on session will include the support and guidance of your LHRIC team to answer your questions.

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

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32. eChalk: CMS Bootcamp for Super Users (PM Session)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 5/18/2017

In this course, we will review foundational "Super User" knowledge to manage, maintain, and control your web presence in eChalk. This includes user roles, calendars, feeds, pages, and more! Our hands-on session will include the support and guidance of your LHRIC team to answer your questions.

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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/30/2017

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.

When you register for this bundle of courses in MyLearningPlan, 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.

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.

34. Upgrading to SMART Notebook 2015 (Self-Paced Online Workshop- Anytime, Anywhere)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/30/2017

On-Demand Learning at your convenience anywhere and anytime. Inspired by the Flipped Classroom model, we have flipped our Professional Development surrounding the standard webinar experience. Flipped PD will be available to you just by registering in MyLearningPlan, viewing the selected videos at your convenience, and completing the assessment at the end - it's truly as simple as that!

Learn the new features of the latest version of SMART Notebook 2015, including new tools and add-ons, such as: concept mapping, lesson activity builder, built-in math tools, and more!

Prerequisite: Must have SMART advantage and access to SMART Notebook 2015.

Click here to access Upgrading to SMART Notebook 2015 workshop materials.