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1. Creating Presentations that Matter and Make a Difference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/20/2017

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.

2. OASYS User Group Conference 2017

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/8/2017

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Please join the LHRIC and our vendor partner, Frontline, for a user group conference for Frontline Employee Evaluation Management (formerly MyLearningPlan OASYS), facilitated by a member of the Frontline staff. We will talk through recent system updates and future upgrades, discuss state-specific features, respond to your questions, gather feedback, and facilitate cross-district collaboration.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Frontline.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich.

3. 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

4. iLit Annual User Group Conference 2017

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/10/2017

iLit is a Pearson comprehensive reading intervention program for students Grades 4-12. Please join the LHRIC and Pearson for our iLit Annual User Group Conference to be held at Graham Elementary School in Mt. Vernon. Take advantage of this time to reflect and share on best practices around the use of iLit.

What you will learn:

• How to access and analyze the Classview Report

• How the iLit Professional Community can help you

• What is Building Grade?

• How Quick Tips can help your students

• Saving student data for the current year

• Planning for the new school year

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.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All SuccessMaker Users

Dates: 5/10/2017

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Please join us for our SuccessMaker Annual User Conference on May 10 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.

6. 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.

Have a suggestion? Please contact Carla Stoeffler at: cstoeffler@lhric.org.

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.

7. 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.

8. Nearpod Meetup: End of Year User Group and Information Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Nearpod End Users

Dates: 5/23/2017

Nearpod districts...please join our end of year user group meeting. Expect an interactive format with tips and tricks from the field, insights into future development from the Nearpod team, and some healthy discussion with fellow Nearpod teachers. Light snack will be provided.

9. Blackboard Annual User Group Conference 2017

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 5/25/2017

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Please join the LHRIC and Blackboard for our first Annual Blackboard User Group on Thursday, May 25, 2017. We will be joined by Krista Ray, Blackboard K-12 Senior Account Representative. Topics to be covered this year will include Blackboard's vision as a company, as well as upcoming product releases.

Have a suggestion? Please contact Carla Stoeffler at: cstoeffler@lhric.org.

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 Blackboard.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/6/2017

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.

11. Name That Workshop

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 6/12/2017

*** 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Teacher Quest: Presented by Institute of Play

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/5/2017 to 7/7/2017

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Play is a powerful way to support student-centered learning. This summer, you can learn how to bring games, game design and play into your classroom with Institute of Play's 3 day TeacherQuest Summer Institutes designed specifically for middle school educators! What is Institute of Play? Institute of Play pioneers new models of learning and engagement. They are a non-profit studio, founded in 2007 by a group of game designers in New York City. An interdisciplinary team of designers, strategists and learning practitioners, that create learning experiences rooted in principles of game design. The Institute's research and design work has been widely featured as an innovative and accessible approach to transforming education through play.

In TeacherQuest, you will design analog learning games and then embed them into your curriculum and practice. Be prepared to create an entire set of playful learning experiences ready to roll out into your classroom, as well as gain many useful tools to support your students in designing games as well! Throughout the design process, you will explore deep thinking questions about learning a assessment, you will observe and analyze student engagement, and you will have the opportunity to reflect upon your own teaching practice.

Audience: Middle School (grades 5-8)

Cost: $340 per person. Upon registration, participants will be provided paperwork for their district administrators to authorize billing. Unfortunately we can not accommodate personal payments.

15. Breakout EDU

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/6/2017

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Have you heard the buzz about Breakout EDU? Breakout EDU is a revolutionary new platform that brings gaming into the classroom in an entirely different and meaningful way. These powerful games are teaching 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.

16. ABC’s of Coding - CARMEL HS location

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/10/2017

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Coding sounds complicated, but it's really just a series of instructions! Join us for a discussion and tutorials that will help you explore how to teach coding to your students. Participants will be involved in a variety of scenarios - both online and ‘unplugged’. We will be concentrating on Scratch, a free online coding tool for all levels of programmers. 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.

17. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/10/2017

New
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.

18. Implementing 20% Time/Genius Hour into Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/12/2017

New
20% Time is a very simple concept that every teacher can successfully execute.

The instructional concept was inspired from Google’s 20% time model. Students spend 20% of their class time working on personalized authentic projects that help them explore various career paths. They identify goals, solve challenges, create assessments, and monitor their own progress. Classrooms that have adopted this model are energetic and collaborative and students are engaged in their learning.

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.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from guest facilitators (invited by the LHRIC to celebrate and share their innovative work), who have successfully implemented this concept within their own classrooms.

19. Create a “Choose Your Own Adventure” Story With Microsoft Office

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/11/2017

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“Choose your own adventure” stories use interactive branching to present readers with options that change the story. In this introductory session, we will explore the use of MS PowerPoint and MS Forms to create branching stories that allow end users to explore choices as well as consequences. Participants will use an outline template to draft a simple branching story, and then move toward story creation using MS PowerPoint & Forms. This session is certain to add a fun and simple tool set to any digital storytelling unit.

20. New to eChalk? AM SESSION

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 7/11/2017

New
Are you new to your district & need to get up and running with your school’s eChalk website? Join us for this half-day introduction on how to get started with your eChalk account. You will learn how to update your profile, create classes and groups, create and manage web pages, and use calendars and feed posts. Whether you are a new teacher, a web administrator in your building or a department leader – this introductory workshop will get you up and running in no time!

Target Audience: Any new eChalk user!

21. DreamBox: What is new?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: DreamBox users

Dates: 7/11/2017

New
Just in case you missed the DreamBox annual conference, we will be offering a summer session! Before you begin another school year with DreamBox, join us to explore the newest features:


•Progress monitoring and assigned focus


•Activity feed updates


•DreamBox nation


•Math challenge

Target Audience: Any DreamBox user that has access to DreamBox.

22. eChalk 2016-17 Feature Review PM SESSION

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 7/11/2017

New
Join us for this half-day review of the amazing new eChalk features released during the 2016-2017 school year! From emergency alerts to online assessments, streamlined workflows and enhancements that make adhering to site accessibility guidelines even easier, there’s something for everyone: super users, managers, content contributors, teachers and administrators. We’ll review these enhancements and more during this session, highlighting upon creative strategies for use that you may not have even thought about. The entire session will include a mix of a demonstration and try-it-out practice time.

Target Audience: District/School Website Administrators

23. Blackboard Web Community Manager (Schoolwires): Getting Started with your CMS

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

Dates: 7/12/2017

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

Target Audience: Classroom Teachers

24. G-Suite for School Administrators: Level One

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/12/2017

New
G-Suite has proven to be a highly effective solution for sharing, collaboration, and working in the cloud. This introductory workshop will assist building and district level administrators automate their processes and streamline their workflow in the G-Suite environment. Administrators will explore what it means to "work in the cloud", and how to encourage collaboration amongst and between all stakeholders in the school community. There will be strong emphasis on administrative uses of Gmail, Calendar, Keep, and Google Drive.

25. Frontline Technologies: Oasys

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/13/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

26. Learning.com Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/13/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

27. SAMR Summer Showcase

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/14/2017

New
Update your curriculum this summer through use of the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification & Redefinition) model. This session is sure to help you integrate and incorporate some great new tech tools!
During this “make and take”- style workshop, participants will be asked to bring their own lesson(s) or completed unit/ s with the goal being to enhance your work to produce a deeper level of student learning. Participants will be able to choose from a showcase of technology applications (both paid & free), that are available. With the support and coaching of LHRIC facilitators, this session will allow opportunities for collaboration all focused upon your intended lesson resulting in a rich and meaningful experience.

PLEASE NOTE- Each session will have a targeted focus, and include a new set of tools. We invite you to register for more than one class!

28. Achieve3000: Teacher Toolbox

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/17/2017

New
Are you looking for ways to improve students performance and engagement through a differentiated approach to literacy with Achieve3000? Participants will explore scaffolding, which provides support and enrichment to those requiring additional support. We will explore customization of the article calendar, essential reports used to identify students requiring intervention, and assign practice based upon Common Core standards. Finally, we will dive into reporting, focusing on scheduled data collection and interpretation of results.

This session will help participants get the most out of their district’s Achieve3000 subscription!

29. Apple Institute - Updated for 2017

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/18/2017 to 7/20/2017

New
Back by popular demand! This three-day institute takes a concentrated look at Apple's digital tools. This institute will provide a solid foundation for those new to the Mac or Apple environment, as well as highlight some of Apple's most promising solutions for 21st century learning. Participants will work with the latest OS/iOS learning how to successfully transition toward a highly engaging digital environment, regardless of discipline or subject area.

Over the course of three days, participants will work with both Mac laptops and iPads to enhance their multimedia and collaboration skills.

If your district has Apple devices, and you are looking to advance your knowledge of "all things Apple", this is the perfect opportunity to build your skills and confidence!

Please Note: If you have already participated in a 2015 or 2016 Apple Institute, please contact the instructors prior to registering. All listed devices will be provided for this session.

30. Next - Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/18/2017

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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.

31. The NEW Google Sites

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/18/2017

New
The new and modern Google Sites (launched in the Fall of 2016), provides a simple, aesthetically pleasing, and straightforward method for website creation and collaboration! The new Google Sites is a significantly updated and streamlined version of the original platform. If you are new to Google Sites, have no worries! There is no prior knowledge necessary from the original Google Sites. The updated Google Sites makes website creation easy!

Participants in this workshop will learn about:


• Basic web design principles

• Creation & organization of pages

• Aesthetic theme choice (color schemes, font styles)

• Google Drive folders & files integration

• Inclusion of media-rich content

• Permission settings

• Publishing

Prerequisite: A google account is required.

32. NWEA Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/18/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

33. SMART Notebook: Putting the I Back in Interactive Whiteboard

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/19/2017

New
Make the most of your SMART Board. This course is intended for teachers that already utilize a SMART Board and SMART Notebook.

In this session, participants will learn how to customize existing SMART Notebook templates, as well as how to create your own. Participants will also get a refresher on how to create lessons that are interactive, engaging, and student-centered.

34. Renaissance STAR Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/19/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

35. Google Classroom to Transform Elementary Learning

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/20/2017

New
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. In this workshop, you will learn how to setup and manage your Google Classroom, push assignments out to your students, and provide real-time feedback and grades right in Google Classroom. You will also learn about apps, extensions and websites that can enhance your experience with Classroom.

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

36. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/20/2017

New
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.

37. Putting the A in STEAM: Integrating the Arts into Your STEAM Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/26/2017

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As 21st century educators, we need to be able to reach and engage students in both individualized and collaborative ways. Core subject concepts tend to encourage individualized assessments, where the arts encourage collaborative feedback through a variety of assessments. Exploring a variety of interdisciplinary instructional elements, both STEM and the Arts can increase productivity in student learning.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/27/2017 to 7/28/2017

New
How would you like to build a classroom culture that promotes the positive use of technology and one that reaches beyond your classroom’s walls? How can you properly address the social and emotional impact of technology on students? What if you could educate families and community members about the the positive impact of technology on students? If any of the above scenarios resonate, join us for this two-day workshop as we explore the topic of Digital Citizenship through Common Sense Education’s curriculum and materials.

In this session, participants will develop an action plan using Common Sense Media’s vast library of resources and curricula. On day one, participants will receive a comprehensive overview and hands on tour of the content and tools available in Common Sense Education portfolio. Day two will use a backward design approach to identify goals, explore rich resources and materials to empower any educator to integrate Digital Citizenship content into their classroom.

39. iReady Assessment

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/27/2017

New
Please join us for this unique summer professional development opportunity. During this session, you will have the opportunity to gather with colleagues to enhance your understanding of iReady Assessment. Participants will take a deep dive into their iReady Assessment exploring questions such as:


• Did the assessment pinpoint student performance?

• What trends did you find within your assessment?

• Was your iReady assessment accurate?

Target Audience: iReady Users with existing access to iReady data.

40. Social Networking and Today’s Students: What Does it Mean to be Social?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/27/2017

New
Do your students use social media, and what is their purpose? Are today’s students aware of both the benefits and consequences that can be encountered when utilizing social media? Do students know that there are a series of positive “best practices” to help navigate the use of social tools? This workshop is designed to stimulate, collaborate, and engage within frank discussions surrounding the use of social media, as well as the “tone” of media in today’s world. In our global society, social media is an important tool for both communication and collaboration; therefore, students need to understand their ability to exchange thoughts and ideas through responsible and respectful interactions, as well as the vulnerabilities that exist when communicating online. Throughout this session, a variety of resources will be shared to assist educators when informing students and assist to scaffold the appropriate use of social media. Educators will gain constructive strategies that will assist in empowering their students when engaging daily in social media interactions.

41. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/28/2017

New
Google Classroom is an integral part of GSuite, 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 in one simple click! Participants will additionally explore research features, peer editing, commenting, and much more.

Join us to learn the fundamentals inclusive of set up and management of your Google Classroom, how to push assignments out to students, and how you can provide real-time feedback and grades without leaving this awesome application!

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

42. iLit 90 Webinar Series

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/28/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

43. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/31/2017

New
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.

44. Blackboard Web Community Manager (Schoolwires): All About Class Pages

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

Dates: 8/1/2017

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

Target Audience: Classroom Teachers

45. G - Suite for Special Education Teachers

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2017

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This session is geared as an introduction to the many tools that can be used to help meet IEP accommodations when teaching students with special learning needs. These tools will assist educators towards modifying the use of G-Suite, Chrome extensions and apps. Participants will also have the opportunity to review a variety of mobile apps that are aligned across IEP direct and CCSS.

46. Helping Students Craft Their Own Futures

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/3/2017

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“Everyone should know how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” - Steve Jobs. During this three-day session, we will explore the W's of codingWho should learn to code? (everyone!), Where can you code? (mobile devices, online, low-tech/no computer), Why code? and What can I do with code? We’ll also look at how to teach coding if you don’t know how to code.

This session is designed for novices as well as those with some experience with coding. Throw all caution to the wind, and hone your skills in the comfort of our location. Some tools to be used during this session, will include Scratch, Code Studio (Code.org), CS First (Google), and mobile apps to encourage students to think creatively and critically.

47. iLit 45 Webinar Series

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/1/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

48. DreamBox: Is Math Difficult for ELLs?

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: DreamBox users

Dates: 8/2/2017

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In the United States, English Language Learners (ELLs) are the quickest growing K-12m population, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Many ELLs are not meeting academic proficiency in mathematics standards. This population of students come to the elementary classroom with varied levels of english language and math proficiency, as well as a high need for individualized support. Join us for this hand-on session to explore how DreamBox can be utilized with your ELL population.

49. Achieve3000: Teacher Toolbox

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/3/2017

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Are you looking for ways to improve students performance and engagement through a differentiated approach to literacy with Achieve3000? Participants will explore scaffolding, which provides support and enrichment to those requiring additional support. We will explore customization of the article calendar, essential reports used to identify students requiring intervention, and assign practice based upon Common Core standards. Finally, we will dive into reporting, focusing on scheduled data collection and interpretation of results.

This session will help participants get the most out of their district’s Achieve3000 subscription!

50. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/4/2017

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Google Classroom is an integral part of GSuite, 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 in one simple click! Participants will additionally explore research features, peer editing, commenting, and much more.

Join us to learn the fundamentals inclusive of set up and management of your Google Classroom, how to push assignments out to students, and how you can provide real-time feedback and grades without leaving this awesome application!

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

51. Technology in the K-2 Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/4/2017

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K-2 teachers have asked- and we’ve delivered! This full-day workshop will help K-2 educators gain new techniques, ideas, strategies, and resources to infuse technology into their curriculum. Participants will rotate through a series of small group activities that focus on incorporating technology into their literacy block, explore project-based learning strategies, and discover robotics and coding possibilities. Additionally, time will be provided to explore, play, and plan for classroom implementation.

52. iLit 20 Webinar Series

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/4/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

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

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/8/2017

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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. Participants will use advanced Scratch tools that will allow students to create games, keep scores, use webcams & microphones, capture user input, and much more! We will also explore techniques to integrate essential project- based learning elements

Prerequisite: Prior experience with utilizing Scratch

54. SAMR Summer Showcase

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/7/2017

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Update your curriculum this summer through use of the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification & Redefinition) model. This session is sure to help you integrate and incorporate some great new tech tools!
During this “make and take”- style workshop, participants will be asked to bring their own lesson(s) or completed unit/ s with the goal being to enhance your work to produce a deeper level of student learning. Participants will be able to choose from a showcase of technology applications (both paid & free), that are available. With the support and coaching of LHRIC facilitators, this session will allow opportunities for collaboration all focused upon your intended lesson resulting in a rich and meaningful experience.

PLEASE NOTE- Each session will have a targeted focus, and include a new set of tools. We invite you to register for more than one class!

55. Global Citizenship: Exploring the World From Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/9/2017 to 8/10/2017

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Have you heard the buzz about Breakout EDU? Breakout EDU is a revolutionary new platform that brings gaming into the classroom in an entirely different and meaningful way. These powerful games are teaching 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.

56. Technology for Good: Ideas for Empathy and Social Outreach

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/11/2017

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Are you thinking of methods for the use of technology and social media that will help to nurture a kinder and more empathetic student? Can the proper use of social media help build character? Can popular apps and tools (Snapchat, Instagram,Twitter) be used not just impulsively, but also thoughtfully with the intent of supporting an atmosphere of overall kindness, generosity, and character? This session will explore established projects and movements(i.e. "Play Brave" from Institute of Play), as well as provide important schema for participants to implement technology habits and practices that promote positive social outreach and impact. Bring tissues!

57. eChalk Class Fundamentals for Teachers

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 8/15/2017

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Join us for this full-day, all-in-one session to enrich your use of eChalk’s content publishing and learning management tools as a teacher! The morning will focus on the fundamental knowledge and skills that will help teachers feel comfortable and confident in creating and using eChalk Classes. eChalk Class basics include how to create and manage Public Pages and using the class feed & calendar to publish important class news, reminders or events. The afternoon period will introduce the additional class tools- Learn and Gradebook, that can be used with students and parents (for districts using eChalk accounts for students) in addition to creative and advanced techniques for expanding your public web pages to include additional sections, levels or organization. Afternoon time will also be provided for individual work time and personal coaching or support from members of the LHRIC instructional technology team.

Target Audience: Teachers

58. Flipped Learning 3.0: What We Didn’t Know

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/15/2017

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According to Jon Bergmann, one of the undisputed co-founders of the "Flipped Classroom", "The ground underneath flipped learning is shifting." Throughout the last 12 months, the flipped learning global community has been following developments that require that every professional involved in flipped learning, should update their understanding, recalibrate their thinking, and adopt a new stance toward flipped learning in effort to remain relevant.

If you are a professional experienced in flipped/blended instruction, this session will provide a new perspective with regards to the fundamental changes within flipped learning, and also why this matters. Join us as we examine what others are seeing and hearing, so that we can prepare for the future of flipped instruction.

59. G-Suite for School Administrators: Level Two

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/15/2017

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G-Suite has proven to be a highly effective solution for sharing, collaboration, and “working in the cloud.” This is a continuation of the Level One workshop in this series, and will further build on designing efficient workflows for administrators to automate their workflows and school processes. Administrators will explore how best to encourage collaboration and efficiency with all stakeholders in the school community. There will be strong emphasis on Add-ons, Apps, Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets, and Slides.

60. Blackboard Web Community Manager (Schoolwires): Drop-in Working Sessions AM SESSION

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

Dates: 8/16/2017

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Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals within Blackboard’s Content Management 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, and is a personal working session by design.

Target Audience: Any Schoolwires/WCM User that has more personalized questions & would like support in their area using the new platform.

61. Microsoft OneNote: Class Notebook

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/16/2017

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OneNote is a program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers user's notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other users in the cloud. The Microsoft OneNote Classroom Notebook tool is an amazing, simple, and organized way for teachers to create an individualized and unique learning environment for every student.

Participants should plan to bring their lesson content and explore integration strategies using Microsoft Mixes, Sways, and formative assessments tools that are sure to engage and inspire students!

62. Virtual/Augmented Reality: Implementation in the 21st Century Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/16/2017

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Imagine having never seen SNOW, or the OCEAN, or the GRAND CANYON! With today’s Virtual Reality technology, students can experience this right in the comfort of their own classroom using tools such as Google Cardboard/Expeditions, Aurasma, NYT Storytelling, and more!

According to new research, ”Virtual reality devices will grow by nearly 85 percent for the next five years, driven in large part by gaming and educational applications, according to a new report from ABI Research.” (David Nagel, “Education, Gaming Drive Virtual Reality Gear” THE Journal, 3/7/2016).

In this workshop, participants will take a deep dive into Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) devices and develop a deeper understanding of how both educators and students can learn more about the world around them through this immersive VR/AR technology.

63. Blackboard Web Community Manager (Schoolwires): Drop-in Working Sessionsn PM SESSION

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

Dates: 8/16/2017

New
Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals within Blackboard’s Content Management 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, and is a personal working session by design.

Target Audience: Any Schoolwires/WCM User that has more personalized questions & would like support in their area using the new platform.

64. eChalk: Drop-in Sessions AM SESSION

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 8/17/2017

New
Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals for using eChalk? Join us for this small group session and you’ll have time to work independently with support from LHRIC staff to answer your questions, provide feedback and offer ideas for new things to try.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a facilitator-led session.

65. Google Drive Add-Ons & Chrome Extension

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/17/2017

New
Already comfortable with the use of Google Drive & the Chrome browser? Are Google Drive’s features feeling very basic? Are you ready to enhance your web experience and 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 in the Google Drive environment used to enhance the functionality of specific apps (Ie. Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides) to which they are added. Some examples of enhanced functionalities include but are not limited to: the use of templates, citations, clipart, adding voice comments, automated grading through forms, concept mapping, and much more!

Like Add-Ons, Chrome Extensions provide additional functionality by connecting additional web utilities to the Chrome browser to customize and enhance your overall experience. Some examples include but are not limited to: shortcuts, direct saving to your 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.

66. Office 365 for Administrators

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/17/2017

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Administrators can now use the Microsoft OneNote Staff Notebook to simplify and organize day-to-day workflows, such as scheduling, observations, and teacher professional development. Participants will learn how to create a cloud-based workflow that will reduce the use of paper and increase the productivity of your staff. Be sure to bring your PD content, and be prepared to explore integration strategies using Microsoft Mix, Sway, and additional formative assessment tools to both engage and inspire your staff.

67. eChalk: Drop-in Sessions PM SESSION

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: All eChalk users

Dates: 8/17/2017

New
Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals for using eChalk? Join us for this small group session and you’ll have time to work independently with support from LHRIC staff to answer your questions, provide feedback and offer ideas for new things to try.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a facilitator-led session.

68. Microsoft Unconference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/18/2017

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What is an “Un-Conference”? This opportunity is simply a free-form session to explore, collaborate, and network with other like-minded colleagues in our region that are using the Office 365 Suite! LHRIC IT staff will serve as co-presenters to Microsoft representatives in multiple breakouts sessions that will explore topics such as: Microsoft OneNote, Classroom, Minecraft, Mix & Sway, as well as additional project-based learning models.

69. ABC’s of Coding

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/22/2017

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Coding sounds complicated, but it's really just a series of instructions! Join us for a discussion and tutorials that will help you explore how to teach coding to your students. Participants will be involved in a variety of scenarios - both online and ‘unplugged’. We will be concentrating on Scratch, a free online coding tool for all levels of programmers. 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.

70. Office 365: Tools for the 21st Century Classroom (Introduction)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/23/2017

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During this one-day session, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the multitude of tools available within the Office 365 Suite. Join us to learn how to create in OneDrive, organize through use of OneNote, and publish through use of the Microsoft Classroom. We will explore the benefits of working in a cloud-based environment for both you and your students.

71. Thinking Deeper than Code: Creating an Agile Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/23/2017 to 8/24/2017

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Are you currently managing the delivery of coding and other STEAM-related content in your classroom/makerspace/school/district? Would you like your students to gain essential skills necessary for planning, building, testing and reviewing projects?

Join us for this two-day workshop, to learn how to make real world connections through adapted practices used within the education community.

This workshop highlights the adaptation of Scrum for educator use within the classroom. The popular agile approach and its’ related framework has been used by many well-known tech leaders such as: Microsoft, Google, and Apple. 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 opposingly as complex as developing the next iPhone. The frameworks highlighted during this session, will provide educators with the tools necessary in managing coding and other STEAM-related projects in their class/ makerspace/school/district. Teachers of all content areas will gain a deeper understanding of methods to support their students comprehension of project development, teamwork and the importance of iteration.

72. Office 365: The Interactive Classroom (Intermediate)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/24/2017

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Advance to the next level of classroom creativity with the multitude of tools that are available in the Office 365 Suite. These tools provide educators the ability to “flip” the classroom through the use of Office Mix & Sway, and also to use Forms, Planner, and Microsoft Classroom tools to ignite the full potential of working in a cloud-based environment for both you and your students!

73. Office 365: Tools for the 21st Century Classroom (Introduction)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/25/2017

New
During this one-day session, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the multitude of tools available within the Office 365 Suite. Join us to learn how to create in OneDrive, organize through use of OneNote, and publish through use of the Microsoft Classroom. We will explore the benefits of working in a cloud-based environment for both you and your students.

74. Aimsweb Plus Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/25/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

75. Compass Learning Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/25/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

76. Waterford Early Learning Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/25/2017

New
As you start thinking about the upcoming school year, note that vendors use this summer time-frame to expand and update their products. Often, district personnel return from breaks surprised to encounter new interfaces, reports, and subtle changes that one may not notice on a surface level. Join us for a quick look into “What’s New?” within the following software programs this summer.

77. Flipping the Classroom with Office 365: Mix, Sway & Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/29/2017

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There are many exciting tools available to assist in your quest to "Flip" your classroom while using the Office 365 Suite. Participants will have the opportunity to work within Microsoft Office Mix and Sway to create and present content in new and meaningful ways. These skills will also allow for the opportunity to create unique and authentic assessments all in the cloud. We will also explore the potential of the inking features found within touch-enabled tablets.

78. Teaching in Active Learning Spaces

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/29/2017 to 8/30/2017

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According to the NMC Horizon Report 2015, “some thought leaders believe that new forms of teaching and learning require new spaces. Educational settings are increasingly designed to facilitate projectbased interactions with attention to mobility, flexibility, and multiple device usage.” As K-12 education continues to move away from traditional lecture-based classes, classrooms will start to resemble real-world work and social environments that facilitate organic interactions and cross-disciplinary problem solving.

What does it feel like to learn and teach in such an environment? During this two-day immersive experience, participants will work and learn in a model showroom for modern learning at LHRIC facilities. Through flexible furniture and thoughtful technical and physical design, we are proud to present a prototype for districts to envision new spaces for new teaching and learning. The “classroom of the future” is now the classroom of the present, and participants will engage in scenarios that will create potential for different “learning zones” in their own rooms.