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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All SuccessMaker Users

Dates: 3/17/2017

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

• New content

• All new resources

• All new characters of Math

• All new features of Reading

• Lesson mapping

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

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

2. LHCSA Academy: Information Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/22/2017

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For districts interested in participating in the upcoming LHCSA (Lower Hudson Computer Science/STEAM Academy) commencing July, 2017. This webinar will cover program description, requirements, and will allow for participant Q and A. Registered participants will receive webinar instructions via email in advance of the session.

3. Waterford User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/23/2017

NewStarting Today
Waterford Program Updates and What’s Coming
Educators will receive the latest program updates and get a sneak peek at what’s coming. Information shared will include parent resources, dashboard development, and more. You’ll especially enjoy learning about our new program for grades 3 and higher!

Professional Learning – Using Waterford Data to Inform Instruction
This interactive session reviews student data report capabilities and how to interpret report data. Using the latest program research, educators will gain the tools and knowledge to regularly use reports to ensure that all students in their class are mastering grade-level expectations. As part of this session, educators will learn and share strategies used to promote program fidelity.

Breakfast and registration is at 9:15 with the session beginning at 9:30. Breakfast provided courtesy of Waterford.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

4. Learning.com Informational Session - Let’s Change the World with Technology!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/24/2017

NewStarting Soon
PLEASE NOTE: THE SESSION WILL NOW BE VIA WEBINAR. REGISTRANTS WILL BE EMAILED THE LINK TO JOIN THE WEBINAR.

Please join the LHRIC and Learning.com to learn about our award-winning solutions integrating digital literacy into everyday instruction, for grades K-12. Learning.com exists to serve schools and districts at the intersection of three major trends that currently impact education: the emerging importance of teaching digital literacy to ensure students are prepared for success in our digital world; recognition of the importance of teaching coding and computer science at all grade levels; and the move districts are making to break away from traditional curriculum publishers and shift to digital content.

During the session we’ll share an overview including the 12 essentials of digital literacy, discuss how schools are using Learning.com resources and how they are preparing for computer-based assessments, as well as take a look at the correlation to your district’s Clarity data. You also won’t want to miss our new curriculum – Coding and Computational Thinking!

For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich.

5. LHCSA Academy: Information Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/29/2017

NewStarting Soon
For districts interested in participating in the upcoming LHCSA (Lower Hudson Computer Science/STEAM Academy) commencing July, 2017. This webinar will cover program description, requirements, and will allow for participant Q and A. Registered participants will receive webinar instructions via email in advance of the session.

6. 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

Click here for more product information.

7. 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.

8. 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

9. ALEKS Lunch and Learn

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/5/2017

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The LHRIC and McGraw Hill in partnership announce our support of ALEKS, a 6-12 grade web-based artificially intelligent assessment and learning system for mathematics. Join us and hear about how ALEKS delivers a personalized learning path on the exact topic EACH student is most ready to learn.

Districts who currently subscribe directly with the vendor can benefit from our highly discounted BOCES pricing when purchased through LHRIC for 2017-18! 

ALEKS is a ground-breaking technology developed from research at New York University and the University of California, Irvine, by a team of software engineers, mathematicians, and cognitive scientists with the support of a multi-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. ALEKS is fundamentally different from previous educational software. At the heart of ALEKS is an artificial intelligence engine that assesses each student individually and continuously.

Come learn about:

• Knowledge Space Theory

• How ALEKS’ artificial intelligence works to provide personal instruction for each student

• What are learning rates and how does ALEKS use them?

• How administrators, teachers, students and parents are being successful with ALEKS

Lunch provided courtesy of McGraw Hill Education.

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

10. GradPoint Annual User Conference: What is new....

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: GradPoint Users 6-12

Dates: 4/6/2017

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Please join us for our GradPoint Annual User Conference on April 6 at the LHRIC. GradPoint is the solution, that is built around your student. Participants will explore the new features and learn about the upcoming updates for GradPoint. This session is geared for our current GradPoint users only.

This workshop will provide you with:

•MEET Pearson Connexus – Online and Blended Learning

•Online Courses & Curriculum

•Instructional Services

•Program Management & Support

The GradPoint 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 and Pearson team. Learn What GradPoint can do for your students? Lunch will be provided by Pearson.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

11. Creating Presentations that Matter and Make a Difference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/20/2017

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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.

12. 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 in MyLearningPlan. Use the ENROLL button at the bottom. Then,
2) SUBMIT an online request form for your selected date(s) at: 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.

13. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/27/2017

Wait List
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.

14. 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

15. 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.

16. 20% Time/Genius Hour User Group- 2

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/17/2017

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

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

The concept was taken from Google's 20% time model and applied within a K-12 educational setting. Students are allocated 20% of their time to work on student- designed projects which aligns the curriculum with their passions to help identify their career path. Under the guidance of their teacher, students create their own goals and assessments which truly makes for a purposeful and collaborative classroom environment- a piece of the pie that made Google enterprises so successful!

20% time provides students with more freedom over their learning, hence sparking curiosity and increasing innovation and intrinsic motivation. We will also discuss Genius Hour, for those not ready to commit to 20% Time, where students explore new topics each week with several informal presentations at the end of the hour.

17. NEW DATE: Coding for Cowards: An Experience for the Interested Novice

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/6/2017

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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.

18. Name That Workshop

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/12/2017

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*** HOW TO PARTICIPATE ***
1) REGISTER for this session date in MyLearningPlan using the ENROLL button at the bottom of this page. Then,
2) SUBMIT an online request form for your session date(s) at: 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.

19. 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.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/30/2017

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

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

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

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