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1. NYSCATE Google Trainer Academy (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/23/2019

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2. Unplugged Coding Activities for K-5 Classrooms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/22/2019

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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.

3. Instant Feedback: Response Systems for All

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/23/2019

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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 before, during or after class.

4. DreamBox - What's New?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2019

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During this session you will learn:

- latest updates on DreamBox
- blended learning
- how to engage every student
- monitor your students growth

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/24/2019 to 7/25/2019

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6. Digital Citizenship: Developing Digital Leaders Utilizing Common Sense Education

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/29/2019

This session is designed to help educators build a unique classroom culture that promotes the positive uses of technology. We will explore simple strategies to address digital literacy and the social and emotional impacts of technology. We will provide you with valuable resources to support family and community members. After a comprehensive hands-on tour of the Common Sense Media Education© portfolio, you will map out a detailed path to digital literacy for your own classroom and students.

7. Google Drive: Add-ons and Chrome Extensions

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/30/2019

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 Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides). Examples 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 on the web. Examples include, but are not limited to: shortcuts, saving content directly to Google Drive, ad-blocking, creating screenshots, screencasting, accessibility features, creating site annotations, enhanced readability, and much more.

Prerequisite: A Google account and prior experience using Google Drive is required.

8. New iLit Documents and Guides

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/30/2019

New iLit Documents and Guides: Please join us to acquire more about new pacing guides, scope and sequence as well as a new data and reporting guide.

9. Google Certified Educator Level 2 Course

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/31/2019 to 8/1/2019

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.

Topics include:
- 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.

10. NYSCATE Microsoft Trainer Academy (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/31/2019 to 8/1/2019

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11. Digital Literacies and Fluencies for Early Learners

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2019

Our youngest students already live, learn, work and play in a technology-infused world. With so many tools available to us today, it is now possible to look beyond just ‘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, during this session you will embark on a series of group activities and individual learning missions to explore strategies, ideas, and resources for nurturing the four common digital literacy skills and seven ISTE Standards for Students. There will be time to explore, try out, play and plan for future use in your classroom. Join us for this creative and fast-paced exploration designed with the primary teacher in mind. You’ll meet other like-minded colleagues, share and play together, and leave with a variety of options to consider for next school year.

Our two guiding frameworks for exploration will be:

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

12. Global Citizenship: Experience the World from Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/5/2019

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.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/6/2019

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.

14. Coaching for Coaches PLN: Learning First, Technology Second (MAKEUP SESSION)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/6/2019

New Cohort Forming for 2019-2020: calling all instructional technology integration specialists! You spent the year supporting everyone else's needs; become part of a community specifically designed to support your needs as a professional developer and instructional technology expert. Join us as we begin this journey together as a learning community to focus on a central theme, informed by our anchor text:to be determined for 19-20. (NOTE: This is a one-day makeup session version based on the July 1-2 official kickoff event.)

15. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/6/2019

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 Google 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 application!

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

16. NYSCATE Makey Makey (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/6/2019

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17. NYSCATE Wonder Workshop: Cue (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2019

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18. Breakout EDU: Create Your Own Game

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/8/2019

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 is the next step for you.

During this session, you will be immersed in a Breakout EDU game and will acquire the skills necessary to design your own immersive Breakout learning experience from scratch. You will be supported by LHRIC staff and fellow participants as you design your own Breakout experience.

19. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/12/2019

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.

20. Introduction to 3D Design in the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/13/2019 to 8/14/2019

Ignite imagination in your classroom- 3D design is truly the wave of the future! 3D printers are being used in highly diverse fields ranging from culinary to the medical profession, and now-are becoming increasingly popular within classrooms throughout our region!

This introductory workshop will review the basics of 3D design in the classroom. We will review each step from design to production, and explore the pros and cons of integrating this technology into your curriculum. This workshop covers the use of an introductory web-based CAD program.

21. 101 Ways to Use Google Earth

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/14/2019

Many educators and students know Google Earth as a digital globe, providing stunning visual imagery of locations and landmarks. Google Earth provides immersive global imagery, but that's just the beginning: it's a tool that spans disciplines, cultures and nature, connecting the end user to the surrounding world. If you are a Google Earth hobbyist, and want to probe deeper into increasing student wonder and understanding of the natural and man made world, spend a day browsing the Galleries, Resources, and lesson plans that will support the study of languages, cultures, history and natural science.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/14/2019

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.

23. Thinking Deeper Than Code: Creating an Agile Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/15/2019

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.
- The importance of flexible learning environments when integrating Agile into your classroom.

24. DreamBox - Is Mathematics Difficult for ELLs?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/19/2019

Today in United States, English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest-growing K-12 segment and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Many of the ELLs are not meeting academic proficiency mathematics standards. ELLs students come to the elementary classroom with various levels of English language proficiency, varying levels of math proficiency, and a high need for individualized support. Join us for this hand-on session to explore and experience how DreamBox can be utilize with your ELLs population.

Participants in this workshop will learn:

- Why is math difficult for ELLs?
- How DreamBox addressing ELLs achieve mathematical proficiency?
- Best practices in ELL elementary math instruction

Target Audience: DreamBox User Only

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/21/2019

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.

26. Webquests and the SAMR Model

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/22/2019

Back in the 1990s, "Webquests" were structured activities that helped students make sense of the growing world wide web of information by offering teachers easy to follow backward design lesson templates which made excellent use of internet resources. The SAMR Framework, popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has recently given us a model to reflect on how we're using educational technology to supplement, augment or even redefine a learning task. If you teach in a 1-1 environment, or a classroom which is approaching 1-1, you will find this session extremely practical. During this session, you will create a well designed "SAMR-informed" Webquest activity with support from LHRIC staff and fellow participants.

27. Naviance User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Guidance Counselors

Dates: 4/22/2020

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Join us for our Annual Naviance User Group Conference! By participating in this session, you will receive a detailed user engagement summary for your district which will highlight all aspects of the Naviance program. In addition, we will explore insight into increasing engagement for all students, developing a scope/sequence to help meet New York State mandates, as well as product updates. Reserve this time on your calendar to meet with other colleagues in our region who are using the product and share best practices.

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