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1. Meeting the 4C's with Wixie!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/19/2017

Starting Soon
LHRIC has partnered with Tech4Learning in support of Wixie, the cloud-based learning solution for developing meaningful curriculum projects, where students in grades K-5 use the digital canvas to develop skills in the 4C's. Join us for the webinar and see how students use Wixie to bring their words, their voice, and their art to the curriculum. Presented by Denise MacDevette, NYS Manager Tech4Learning, and Al Lovelace, Byram Hills CSD.


• Communication: Students write, narrate, illustrate, diagram, and design their own ebooks, public service announcements, trading cards, comics, and more, building media literacy skills essential to life in the 21st century.

• Critical Thinking: Promotes deep thinking and moves students away from providing answers they have simply copied and pasted from other sources.

• Collaboration: Having students work together to achieve a goal helps them recognize the value of the contributions and perspectives of all team members and prepares them for life in the 21st century.

• Creativity: Transfer responsibility for learning and demonstrations of that learning, by asking students to take control of the process and project design.

Because Wixie works in the cloud, students can start a project at school and finish working on it at home. Wixie runs on multiple platforms and devices. Powerful teacher tools for assigning, assessing, and commenting on student projects eliminate the need to manage files or turn in work.

Currently ten LHRIC component districts are integrating Wixie into their curriculum. See what all the buzz is about, and join us to be Wowed by Wixie and its integration in Byram Hills!

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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 1/23/2017

NewStarting Soon
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.
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3. iLit Annual User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/25/2017

New
iLit is Pearson comprehensive reading intervention program for students Grade 4-12. Please join the LHRIC and Pearson on January 25th for our iLit Annual User Group Conference. Take advantage of this time to reflect and share on best practices around the use of iLit.

What you will learn:


• How to access Classview Report and analyze them?


• How iLit Professional Community can help you?


• What is Building Grade?


• How Quick Tips can help your students?

The Annual User Group Conference provides the opportunity to interact on a much more personal level with other users. Additionally, participants will have a chance for open discussion and engagement with the LHRIC and Pearson iLit support team in small group settings. A light breakfast will be provided by Pearson.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

4. Google Sites

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/26/2017

Wait List
Google Sites is a free website creation tool that has a simple and user-friendly interface. You can select one of Google's numerous themes and templates or customize your own. You can control who can have access to each page and who can contribute material. No coding knowledge required! Your site can be used as an informative website to share information and resources. It can also be used as a collaborative learning environment by embedding a discussion board and other interactive elements, such as calendars, documents, spreadsheets, images, links, maps, photos, presentations, videos, and gadgets.

Prerequisite: A Google account is required.

5. LHRIC Achieve3000 Annual User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/30/2017

New
Please join regional educators using Achieve3000 for the 2017 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.

NEW this year - 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 February 6.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

6. Achieve3000 Afternoon Teacher Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/30/2017

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 February 6.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Mae Isaac.

7. Global Citizenship: Experience the World from Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 1/31/2017

Wait List
Want to bring the world into your classroom? Today, students are preparing for a connected workplace. Join us to explore the variety of ways that you can bring personal discovery, cultural diversity, and leadership building into your classroom.

On this journey, we will explore tools you can implement that will allow your students to make global connections and grant students exposure to new geographic locations (through VR) and communities. All of this exploration can be used in your classroom through established organizations that utilize web conferencing tools and collaborative web authoring tools.

Participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the importance of global citizenship and the many tools and strategies available to them. Teachers will leave knowing the powerful ways global citizenship can influence tomorrow's leaders and with a toolkit of applications and resources on how to get started with connecting their classrooms to the world.

Participants will work in LHRIC's new Active Learning Center, where the room will help facilitate learning and collaboration through a mix of guided practice, self-guided exploration, and group dialogue.

8. NYSCATE Learning Summit (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/3/2017

Closed

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Registration available on NYSCATE website only.

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

9. eChalk: Class Page in a Day

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 2/7/2017

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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10. Gmail & Calendar: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/7/2017

Did your school recently move to a Google environment? Do you need help with the basics to get started with Gmail and Calendar? Join us for this full-day workshop focused on exploring the various ways that Gmail and Calendar can be customized to fit your daily demands. Participants will learn how these applications work in unison with one another to make e-mail/task management, and scheduling more productive.

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

11. Schoolwires: All About Class Pages

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2017

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

12. Breakout EDU

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/9/2017

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.

13. Mastering iMovie

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/15/2017

The overwhelming prevalence of YouTube and other video streaming services proves that there is an incredible market for and use of "video shorts" for all imaginable purposes. While taking raw footage is an important part of the process, this session will focus specifically on the editing and polishing phases of creating video media.

This session may inspire you to create and upload your own video vignettes and become part of an ever-widening community of moviemakers. We will work on LHRIC- provided MacBook Pros using the latest version of iMovie. Previous experience with video editing software (Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere) is helpful, but not necessary.

Prerequisite: participants should be comfortable with the Mac platform.

14. Microsoft Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/16/2017

Microsoft Forms provides teachers with a new way to create assessments, registrations, surveys, and more. All form results can be exported as an Excel Spreadsheet, allowing teachers to easily manage the data and impact instruction/ learning.

In this session, you will learn how to create a form, select a theme, add questions, share and manage your forms, view response summary, view individual responses, and export responses to Excel.

Prerequisite: An O365 account is required and Forms must be enabled within your district's domain.

15. Name That Workshop

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/16/2017

*** 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.

16. Microsoft OneDrive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 2/23/2017

New to OneDrive? This workshop will provide you with an overview of OneDrive tools, what they are, and how they work. You will learn how to create, collaborate, and share "in the cloud." All you will need is internet connection so that you can collaborate in real-time without ever having to be in the same place at the same time.

You will learn how to create, collaborate, and share through the office suite online. The morning session will work on these basic fundamentals within Word. In the afternoon, you will have the ability to apply this knowledge to your Office tool of choice: Powerpoint, Excel, etc.

Prerequisite: An O365 account is required.

17. 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!

18. 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.

19. 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

20. 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.

21. 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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22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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

25. 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.

26. 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!

27. 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

28. 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!

29. 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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30. 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.

31. 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

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. 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

38. 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.

39. 20% Time/Genius Hour User Group- 2

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/17/2017

New
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.

40. 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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41. 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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42. 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.

43. 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.

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