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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/23/2018

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Are you curious about additional coding languages and tools that you may be able to add to your computer science curriculum? This session will allow you to explore various coding languages and tools to learn their strengths, limitations, and unique device compatibilities. The ability for students to recognize language and coding concepts across different platforms is the key to coding as a literacy. Throughout this session, you will experience some of the greatest coding tools out there for use in your classroom!



During this session, you will learn:

* K-5 friendly coding languages.

* Sites and applications that support computational thinking and coding as a literacy.

* Device compatibility for apps and grade levels.

* Basic scripts that will allow you to create projects and introduce coding concepts.



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

2. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Course, Hastings

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

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

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During this session, you will explore several tools within Google’s Level 1 curriculum, all of which will be taught in the context of their meaningful use in the classroom for both students and teachers.



Explore the core areas of G Suite to increase:




• Professional learning and leadership




• Efficiency in the classroom.




• Student learning and creativity.



Please Note: At the end of this session, you will be required to complete your Level 1 Certification exam. The cost of the exam is $10, and must be completed and paid one week prior to the exam/session registration date.

3. Digital Literacies and Fluencies for Early Learners

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2018

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

Our two guiding frameworks for exploration will be:

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

2.The 7 ISTE Standards for Students- empowering students to be creative communicators, computational thinkers, innovative designers, knowledge constructors, digital citizens, global collaborators, and empowered learners.

4. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2018

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Take your Google Classroom worksheets to the next level through the use of interactive websites and Google Drawings! Google Drawings allow you to create interactive lessons and activities that allow for hands-on manipulation. Think along the lines of SMART Notebook, except that every single student will have the ability to complete every single activity! From graphic organizers to drag-and-drop activities, the possibilities are endless! Samples used for multiple grade levels/subject areas will be shared.

5. NYSCATE Google Certified Trainer (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2018 to 7/25/2018

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REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

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

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

Join us as we begin this journey together as a learning community. We will focus on a central theme informed by our anchor text (“Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons”): what is true student engagement, and how can we know we are impacting student outcomes with technology? In addition to providing numerous case studies, the text introduces the “Triple E Framework”. The “Triple E Framework” will help us to measure how well technology tools are integrated into lessons to enhance and extend learning.

In the true spirit of a PLC, you, the participants, will design the year-long agenda based on topics elicited from our text. This program will be facilitated by a LHRIC Model Schools team with over two decades of experience in instructional technology, professional development, instructional design, and adult learning theory.

Spaces are limited to 20 participants for 2018-19.



Who should attend?

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



What’s the time commitment?






• Full Day Kickoff: July 26 and 27, 2018






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






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



7. Google Drive: Add-ons and Chrome Extensions

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/26/2018

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Are you comfortable with the use of Google Drive and the Chrome browser? Are Google Drive’s features feeling very basic? Are you ready to enhance the functionality of your Google Drive and Chrome experience? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!

Google Drive Add-ons are extra features within Google Drive that are used to enhance the functionality of the app (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides) to which it is added. Examples of these functionalities include (but are not limited to): the use of templates, citations, clipart, voice comments, automated grading via Forms, concept mapping, and much more.

Like Add-ons, Chrome Extensions provide additional functionality to the Chrome browser. Chrome Extensions connect additional web utilities that can customize and enhance your overall experience in the browser. Examples include (but are not limited to): shortcuts, ability to save directly to Google Drive, ad-blocking, screenshots, screencasting, accessibility, site annotations, enhanced readability, and much more.

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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/26/2018

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This session has been designed to empower teachers with new and creative strategies for assessing prior knowledge, engaging the classroom, and encouraging students’ “voice and choice” through a fresh approach to G Suite’s tools.

In this session you will:



• Learn the process of creating HyperDocs and Choice Boards.



• Explore HyperDocs and Choice Boards that are being used by other teachers, and then adapt these samples for your students.



• Learn strategies for ensuring that HyperDocs are accessible for all students.



9. Microsoft Teams for the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/27/2018

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

In this session you will:


• Explore Microsoft Teams environment


• Create classes.


• Add students and co-teachers..


• Create discussion boards.


• Distribute and collect assignments.


• Create a OneNote Class Notebook



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



10. Make it from Scratch (Beginner coding) - @ Carmel Central School District

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/31/2018



Much like a recipe, coding is just a series of instructions. The end result will rely on the ingredients that you choose. Join us in creating music, art, games, tutorials, stories, and animations using the free online coding tool "Scratch".



This is your chance to:

* Learn how to teach the coding process without a computer.

* Explore tutorials and resources related to Scratch.

* Create a program that reflects your passion.



Prerequisite: This session is geared for those that may not have a formal programming or computer science background, but are open to exploring how the thinking involved in coding can help to enhance thinking across all disciplines.



11. NYSCATE Microsoft Certified Trainer (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/31/2018 to 8/1/2018

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REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

12. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Course

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

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

During this session, you will explore several tools within Google’s Level 1 curriculum, all of which will be taught in the context of their meaningful use in the classroom for both students and teachers.



Explore the core areas of G Suite to increase:









• Professional learning and leadership









• Efficiency in the classroom.









• Student learning and creativity.



Please Note: At the end of this session, you will be required to complete your Level 1 Certification exam. The cost of the exam is $10, and must be completed and paid one week prior to the exam/session registration date.

13. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2018

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.

14. Microsoft OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

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

In this two-day session, you will find that OneNote is the perfect app for capturing just about anything and everything! OneNote allows you to type notes or record audio from your laptop, sketch or write ideas from your tablet, and even add pictures from your phone using Office Lens. The possibilities for instructional content creation are limitless! You can then take your content to the next level by publishing to a OneNote Class Notebook. Your students will be able to view your content, collaborate in real-time, and have their own private notebook section within your Class Notebook.

In this session you will:



• Explore OneNote in the Cloud and the desktop application.



• Create, organize, and publish your classroom content seamlessly in the cloud.



• Design, develop, and collaborate with co-teachers.



• Add personal instructional style through the use of audio and video recordings.



•Create a OneNote Class Notebook to share content, collaborate with others, and review individual student classwork.



• Assess student work in real-time, as a formative snapshot to encourage the self-motivated learning process.



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



15. iReady Assessment

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2018




Please join us for this unique summer professional development opportunity. Gather with colleagues and other fellow leaders to enhance your understanding of iReady ASSESSMENT. Participants will take a deep dive into their iReady Assessment.
• Did the assessment pinpoint your students’ performance?
• What did you saw in your assessment?
• Was your iReady assessment accurate?
Target Audience: Any iReady User that has access to iReady data only.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/2/2018

Recent updates to Federal guidelines for "accessible" web content have focused greater attention on ensuring access to information and learning for all regardless of auditory, cognitive, physical, speech or visual disabilities. What impact does this have on schools and teachers, and where does one begin? What do school and district web administrators need to be mindful of? How might this impact the work of teachers who are creating more and more digital learning content?

During this half-day session, we will decode the technical guidelines and examine several "getting started" strategies to help ensure that our digital information and learning materials are perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust for our school community at large, students, parents, and staff. Topics relevant for both school/district website administrators and teachers will include: defining alternative text for images and graphics, creating accessible PDFs (as well as alternative strategies), captions and transcripts for videos, and best practices for the use of contrast and color in digital materials.

17. Instant Feedback: Response Systems for All

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/2/2018

It started with clickers, and then moved to web-based tools - audience response systems have become a genre all of their own! Response systems are highly prevalent and effective in higher education. During this session, you will explore the profound implications of these tools in formative assessment for the K-12 classroom.

With the prevalence of mobile devices in our classrooms, it is helpful to have a toolkit of options for capturing both student and group feedback. During this session, you will gain exposure to a host of different tools, that are designed to help you to tap into your students’ thinking at any time during your class.

18. iLit: Online Seminar Series

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/2/2018

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

19. Global Citizenship: Experience the World from Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/3/2018

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? During this session, we will explore how technology can be used as a resource for personal discovery, as a tool to cultivate exposure to rich cultural diversity, and how it can assist us in promoting leadership building activities in the classroom.

During this session, you will:



• Explore a variety of tools that can provide students with a simple solution for establishing global connections with subject-matter experts and peers, regardless of physical location.



• Gain exposure to a host of virtual reality locations and communities.



• Establish a toolkit of applications and resources that will help inform tomorrow’s global leaders.

20. Bridging the Gap: Moving from Scratch to Python

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/6/2018



If you are currently using Scratch with your students, and find that they may be ready to take their coding journey to the next level, you may want to consider Python! This diverse coding language is great for supporting students in their transition from block-based coding to text-based coding.

During this session, you will explore:

* Similarities between Scratch coding blocks and Python scripts.

* Tools for supporting the transition from block-based coding to to text-based coding.

* A variety of methods used by educators to teach Python to their students.



Learning about Python will provide students with the incredible opportunity to grow their coding literacy. With just a few Python basics and identification of the right tools, you will have your own classroom toolkit, that will make the introduction of this new language both fun and simple for your students!



Prerequisite: Experience using Scratch and an understanding of basic coding concepts.

21. NYSCATE Google Certified Administrator (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/7/2018

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REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TLI members may register for free using code: tlimember
You will not be able to register on My Learning Plan for this event at this time.

22. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2018

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.

23. Google Classroom to Transform Elementary Learning

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2018

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

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

24. Expanding "Hour of Code" (Scratch Bootcamp)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/8/2018 to 8/9/2018



Does your district participate in “Hour of Code”? Does it leave your students wanting more? Join us for an intensive, two-day dive into Scratch. Scratch is a programming tool that helps young students learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

This is your chance to:

*Create games, keep scores, use webcams and microphones, and capture user input

*Explore techniques to integrate essential project-based learning elements within Scratch projects.

*Build coding skills and incorporate Agile approaches to manage Scratch projects throughout the year, semester, or an after-school course.



Prerequisite: This session is geared for those with prior experience using Scratch.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/8/2018

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

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

26. SuccessMaker: What's New?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All SuccessMaker Users

Dates: 8/8/2018

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



2018-2019 SuccessMaker 11 updates to be reviewed:

*Back-to-School guide.

*Teacher Dashboard guide.

*Courseware guide.



Target Audience: SuccessMaker users/subscribers

27. Transforming Lessons Using the SAMR Framework

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/8/2018

If you would like to take your teaching to the next level, then look no further! Together, we will work to enhance your existing lessons and units of study through the use of technology and the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification & Redefinition), developed by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D

During this Make and Take styled session, you will use one of your past lessons or units as the foundation for the day’s work. We will explore techniques that will help to produce a deeper level of student learning. You will be able to choose from a rich showcase of technology applications (both free and paid) to help achieve this outcome.

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

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

28. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/9/2018

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.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/10/2018



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

During this session, you will explore:

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

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

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

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



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



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

30. Introduction to Office 365 in the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/10/2018

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

• Explore Office 365’s suite of tools.


• Create, migrate, and organize your cloud content.


• Collaborate in the cloud using Office 365.


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


• Create online and self-grading quizzes.


• Create interactive presentations using Sway.


• Create OneNote Notebooks to organize your classroom content.

31. Google Certified Educator Level 2 Course, @Hastings

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

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



During this session, you will explore several tools within Google’s Level 2 curriculum, all of which will be taught in the context of their meaningful use in the classroom for both students and teachers.



This session includes:

* Chrome browser

*Google Sites

*Google Classroom

*Google Drive

*Docs

*Slides

*Sheets

*Forms

*Calendar

*Gmail

*YouTube



Please Note: At the end of this session, you will be required to take the 3-hour Level 2 Certification exam. The cost of the exam is $25, and must be completed and paid one week prior to the exam/session registration date.

32. Achieve3000: Teacher Toolbox - Updated for 2018!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: current Achieve3000 users

Dates: 8/14/2018

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

New for 2018:
We will explore the ability to create customized collections of articles that are shareable amongst your building teachers!
Finally, we will dive into reporting, how to determine the most powerful reports for meeting your needs, review scheduled data collections, and interpret those results.

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

33. Mobilize your Learners (Formative assessment with iPads)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/14/2018

Mobile devices are celebrated for their ease of use, accessibility, and their power of engagement. Join us to learn how to harness these strengths to get your students actively involved in the learning process.

During this session, you will:



• Learn how to distribute content for guided or self-paced learning.



• Experience quick techniques to get your students involved in assessment.



• Learn how to use apps to gather student feedback, complete quick checks, and allow your students to perform their own self-checks for understanding.



Please Note: This session is geared specifically for those using iPads.

34. Accessibility Tools in Office 365

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/15/2018

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

Participants in this workshop will learn to:


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


• Make your Office documents accessible


• Create accessible PDFs.


• Make OneNote notebooks accessible


• Check websites for accessibility



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

35. Breakout EDU

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/15/2018

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Have you heard the buzz about Breakout EDU? Breakout EDU is a revolutionary approach that brings gaming into the classroom in an entirely different and meaningful way. These powerful games teach students essential critical thinking skills, teamwork, and complex problem solving. The greatest part about Breakout EDU, is that this concept can be used in ALL content areas! During this session, you will be immersed in a Breakout EDU game, learn how to access pre-made games, facilitate a game of your own, set up a breakout box, and more!

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

Dates: 8/16/2018

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

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

Target Audience: Blackboard Web Community Manager users/subscribers

37. Thinking Deeper than Code: Creating an Agile Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/16/2018



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

During this session, you will explore:

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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/17/2018

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

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

• Have students create formative quizzes for self-assessment

• Have students create forms for peer-rated feedback

• Learn to personalize OneNote Notebooks to organize your classroom content.
Prerequisite: A strong foundational knowledge of Office 365’s OneDrive and the Microsoft Office Suite

39. Unplugged Coding Activities for K-5 Classrooms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/21/2018

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.



During this session you will:

*Participate in activities that support both coding concepts and computational thinking.

*Discover ways to differentiate activities to provide scaffolding for students.

*Leave with a toolkit of resources to bring back to your classroom.

40. Breakout EDU: Create Your Own Game

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/22/2018

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Breakout EDU’s powerful games teach students essential critical thinking skills, teamwork, and complex problem solving. If you are already comfortable and confident setting up your own Breakout box and facilitating pre-made games, then this workshop is for you!

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

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 8/23/2018

Closed
REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/23/2018

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!



During this session, you will:

*Discover strategies that foster a maker mindset

*Complete a series of maker challenges that incorporate basic coding and engineering.

*Explore popular resources for Makerspace lesson plans.

43. iLit: Online Seminar Series

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/23/2018

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

44. ObserverTab Lunch and Learn

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/17/2018

Join the LHRIC and ObserverTab for a Lunch and Learn at the LHRIC offices, introducing ObserverTab, an easy-to-use yet comprehensive data-collection system for school and district administrators.


With the ultimate goal of building student achievement through teacher excellence in the classroom, the company's on-site development and web-based ObserverTab, AssistTab, and GoalTab bring professional growth into the classroom with platforms for administrators, mentors, and colleagues.

The ObserverTab® online system offers summative and formative data-collection tools built on research as well as 20 years of the company's facilitations with district and building administrators nationwide in protocols for (1) incorporating their district’s or state’s standards and indicators and (2) diagnosing and assisting for teacher formative growth.

AssistTab provides research-based tools for coaches and mentors to diagnose, collect data, and conduct reflective conversations; GoalTab provides goal-setting, self-assessment, and communication tools for teachers along with content related to performance standards so that they can build and hone skills as part of their ongoing daily practice.

For more information, visit https://www.observertab.com/.

For questions regarding this session, please contact John Resanovich