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1. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/26/2019

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Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local university School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

2. Spring 2019 District Data Coordinator Meeting at SLL BOCES

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 3/26/2019

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Please join us for one of the Spring 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and changes; Dataflow; Level 0 Updates; Reporting Reminders; and our Timeline and Deadlines.

3. schooltoolTM Chronic Absenteeism and CRDC Workshop [ALB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: District Data Coordinator, Administration, Attendance Clerk

Dates: 3/27/2019

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This will be a working session hosted by members from both our SchoolTool Team and our Data Warehouse Team.

The first half: Will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, best practices in Schooltool, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

The second half: Will deal with how to use the Schooltool CRDC & BEDS Report in order to answer CRDC questions regarding enrollment, student classes, discipline, attendance, and more.

4. Spring 2019 District Data Coordinator Meeting at FEH BOCES

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 3/27/2019

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Please join us for one of the Spring 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and changes; Dataflow; Level 0 Updates; Reporting Reminders; and our Timeline and Deadlines.

5. Approaching New York state’s Ed Law 2-D What Every IT Director Needs To Know (Albany Location)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: For IT Directors

Dates: 3/27/2019

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Learn from industry experts as they provide insight into New York State’s impending Education Law Section 2-d, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cyber security framework, and how they will impact schools and district leadership. Gain a detailed understanding of the five functions of NIST Identify, Protect, Detect, Response and Recover.

Discuss what your districts are doing now, and how they can prepare moving forward.

Our panel of experts will include:

*Monica Statile - Managing Program Coordinator, NERIC
*Mary Sharif - Systems Engineer, Cisco
*George Lazarou - Principal Security Strategist, Aspire Technology Partners
*Robert Costanza - Principal Security Architect, Aspire Technology Partners

March 27th, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served.

Special thanks to Aspire Technology Partners and Cisco for sponsoring this event.

6. Approaching New York state’s Ed Law 2-D What Every IT Director Needs To Know (Plattsburgh Location)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: For IT Directors

Dates: 3/27/2019

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Learn from industry experts as they provide insight into New York State’s impending Education Law Section 2-d, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cyber security framework, and how they will impact schools and district leadership. Gain a detailed understanding of the five functions of NIST Identify, Protect, Detect, Response and Recover.

Discuss what your districts are doing now, and how they can prepare moving forward.

Our panel of experts will include:

*Monica Statile - Managing Program Coordinator, NERIC
*Mary Sharif - Systems Engineer, Cisco
*George Lazarou - Principal Security Strategist, Aspire Technology Partners
*Robert Costanza - Principal Security Architect, Aspire Technology Partners

March 27th, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served.

Special thanks to Aspire Technology Partners and Cisco for sponsoring this event.

7. Approaching New York state’s Ed Law 2-D What Every IT Director Needs To Know (Albany Location) SESSION 2

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: For IT Directors

Dates: 3/27/2019

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Learn from industry experts as they provide insight into New York State’s impending Education Law Section 2-d, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cyber security framework, and how they will impact schools and district leadership. Gain a detailed understanding of the five functions of NIST Identify, Protect, Detect, Response and Recover.

Discuss what your districts are doing now, and how they can prepare moving forward.

Our panel of experts will include:

*Monica Statile - Managing Program Coordinator, NERIC
*Mary Sharif - Systems Engineer, Cisco
*George Lazarou - Principal Security Strategist, Aspire Technology Partners
*Robert Costanza - Principal Security Architect, Aspire Technology Partners

March 27th, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Special thanks to Aspire Technology Partners and Cisco for sponsoring this event.

8. Giving Every Student A Voice With Nearpod! - Webinar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2019

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Nearpod is a great tool that gives those students who don't engage a different way of being actively involved in the lesson. This training will show how to create an account for free, create interactive presentations and lessons that students just need a code to login, as well as assessing students immediate responses. Nearpod has an extensive library of lessons already completed and ready to go! Let's explore together.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $75
Location: Online, Webex


Conference

9. Asbestos Management Planner Initial 2-Day Course

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 3/28/2019 to 3/29/2019

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**NOTE** - Inspector initial training is a prerequisite for this course

Course Date: Thursday, March 28th thru Friday, March 29th (3 days)

Course Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (continental breakfast & lunch provided)

Location: Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Schoharie Conference Room(s)

Cost: $300 (participating)/$450 (non-participating)

The participating rate will be charged for school personnel that currently purchase the Capital Region BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management service. All others (including non-participating districts, other BOCES, municipalities, private organizations, etc.) will be charged the non-participating rate.Pricing does not include DOL processing fees.

“No Shows” that do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be charged the full rate. Call 518-464-5118 or email jennifer.bennett@neric.org to cancel.

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form:https://goo.gl/forms/MaA0Wb80MaVXZd4X2


10. schooltoolTM Chronic Absenteeism and CRDC Workshop [SLL]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: District Data Coordinator, Administration, Attendance Clerk

Dates: 3/28/2019

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This will be a working session hosted by members from both our SchoolTool Team and our Data Warehouse Team.

The first half: Will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, best practices in Schooltool, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

The second half: Will deal with how to use the Schooltool CRDC & BEDS Report in order to answer CRDC questions regarding enrollment, student classes, discipline, attendance, and more.

11. Spring 2019 District Data Coordinator Meeting at Plattsburgh (NERIC)

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 3/28/2019

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Please join us for one of the Spring 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and changes; Dataflow; Level 0 Updates; Reporting Reminders; and our Timeline and Deadlines.

12. Shared Learning Objectives Spring Meeting (CSLO) - 03/28/19

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Shared Learning Objectives district participants

Dates: 3/28/2019

Location: HFM Room

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Project Work Session - (9am-12pm) Optional
Meeting (1pm -3pm)

Agenda

Guest Speaker
CSLO Home Page Navigation
Highlight of Current and Past Projects
2018-2019 Project Options
New Technology and Apps of Interest
Sharing
Training Information

This workshop is only open to current participants of the NERIC's Common Set of Learning Objectives service.

13. Helping Classroom Teachers Create Active Classrooms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Physical Education Teachers

Dates: 4/1/2019

Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk

OPEN’s Tools for Creating Active Classrooms is a new resource designed specifically for classroom teachers who understand the value of routine physical activity for their students. This session is designed to prepare classroom teachers to use this powerful resource. OPEN’s growing collection of resources features active games and learning activities designed to build academic language vocabulary for healthful living, mindfulness, and nutrition education. This course is co-taught by a PE and first grade teacher and is geared for elementary school teachers.

Please bring sneakers and clothing appropriate for movement.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik

This webinar will be an overview of the use of the schooltoolTM CDOS and Employability Profile reports at BOCES and Component Districts. Topics to be covered will be the best practices of CDOS and Employability Profile development at a district; determining and configuring the format of each report; how to use course topics to create your districts reports; assigning a grading scale to the reports and linking it to report formats; and assigning the grading scale to your course topics. From an administrative perspective we will also cover how teachers/administrators submit CDOS/Employability Profile scores, configuring security access to the reports, and running the reports.

15. RSE-TASC Early Childhood Training Series - Session 3 - Challenging Behavior Part 1 training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: UPK staff (teachers and support staff) as well as special education providers (special education teachers, Speech Pathologists, OT, PT, etc.), child care providers and others as appropriate.

Dates: 4/2/2019

In Session 3, participants will:

~ Increase knowledge of strategies to prevent challenging behavior

~ Improve ability to appropriately respond to challenging behavior

~ Identify the skill that the child needs to develop

****This is a two part training. The second part is on 5/6/19. Participation in Part 1 is mandatory in order to have a seat for Part 2.****

16. Put an "A" in STEM: Tech Tools and Artistic Processes for ALL Educators - Blended

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/2/2019 to 4/30/2019

Do your students scoff at your drawings and diagrams? Are you a self-declared "terrible artist"? There's hope for you! It's all about mindset. In this hands-on/online tech-infused course, we will explore different artistic tools and media during our in-person sessions. We will then explore the tech tools Padlet, Wordle, and Fotor to complete online assignments. We will discover how mindset can influence capacity for learning in and out of the classroom. This course meets in person and there will also be an online component.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Cobleskill-Richmondville and Online


Conference

17. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 4/3/2019

 

Course Date:  Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Course Time:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm (continental breakfast and lunch provided)

Location:  Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Schoharie Conference Room(s)

Cost:  $175 (participating)/$225 (non-participating)

The participating rate will be charged for school personnel that currently purchase the Capital Region BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management service. All others (including non-participating districts, other BOCES, municipalities, private organizations, etc.) will be charged the non-participating rate.  Pricing does not include DOL processing fees.

“No Shows” that do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be charged the full rate. Call 518-464-5118 or email jennifer.bennett@neric.org to cancel.

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration formhttps://goo.gl/forms/vi82fvjdWyKnN4kF2

 

 


18. Diversity Regional Workshop & Forum

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 4/4/2019

The Council's Commission on Diversity and Inclusivity regional sessions will focus on enhancing the capacity of system leaders to foster school environments that meet the needs of all learners, promote cultural competence, actively recruit multi-ethnic and multi-racial staff, and to ensure voices from all groups of people within the school community are heard.

The program is designed for teams (administrators, teachers, staff, BOE members, parents, and students), as well as individuals who are focused on equity in outcomes. Workshop sessions will provide best practices and research on evolving our schools to meet the opportunities and challenges of diversity and cultural inclusivity.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in thought provoking discussions and develop plans to advance the work in their respective districts. Specific topics will be:


• Diversity in school leadership o Capitalize on the enhanced outcomes achieved by diverse teams to improve student outcomes o Active recruitment of multiethnic and multicultural personnel and provision of training that develops cultural competence


• Culturally positive school and classroom environments o Intersectionality of special education and cultural inclusivity o Culturally responsive pedagogy- Mirrors and Window


• Policies and practices o Setting the tone and support the expectation for equity in experiences and outcomes o Addressing the reality of privilege and the perpetuation of social injustices Equity and Excellence are not opposing concepts. Excellence without equity is simply privilege. Equity without excellence is merely tokenism.

19. RSE-TASC Functional Behavioral Assessment FBA/Behavior Intervention Plan BIP Overview training in Castleton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, CSE, Administrators

Dates: 4/4/2019

Participants will learn the mandatory requirements for both the Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and the Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) in order to be incompliance. Participants will learn how to create a document that utilizes all the components for children who are experiencing Tier 3 challenging behaviors.

20. RSE-TASC Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: PBIS Tier 1 and Tiers 2/3 Building Coaches

Dates: 4/5/2019

The City School District of Albany will be hosting meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by District Staff and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

1. To share updates on the process of implementation

2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation

3. To share District updates

4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed

5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district

Sign-In will begin at 8:30 a.m.; Meeting begins promptly at 9 a.m. Registration deadline is 3/28/19.

21. RSE-TASC Are Your Students Really Ready? Self-Determination and Disability Disclosure in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personnel, Parents

Dates: 4/5/2019

In this session participants will learn about:

* The components of Self-Determination, skills students NEED to be successful

* Disability Disclosure - How do I help my students figure out WHAT to tell and how to tell it?

* The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and what that means for students in the college/work setting

22. RSE-TASC CVES Transition Interagency Council TIC in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personnel, Parents

Dates: 4/5/2019

The CVES TIC Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities. EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN!

Topics for this session: Agency Updates/Resource Sharing & NYSED Updates

Refreshments are not provided.

23. School Libraries Tech Retreat at Carey Conference Center, April 5-7, 2019

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: School librarians

Dates: 4/5/2019 to 4/7/2019

The annual "Tech Retreat" is designed for school librarians to learn new technologies that they can use in their libraries and in collaboration with other teachers. Topics include Google, data, advocacy through online communications, reading resources, makerspaces, and more. Participants are exposed to extensive and in-depth information and research, with time to explore options that are relevant to their own specific District and building needs.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Sign in begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Payment must be received prior to the day of the training.Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

Your certificate will not be released until your payment or District signed enrollment form is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

25. Getting Your Makerspace Started! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/8/2019 to 5/19/2019

Creating a makerspace in your classroom, library or building is a great way to inspire students to pursue their interests and passions, and help teachers incorporate STEM/STEAM into their curriculum. This online course is geared for K-8 teachers and librarians.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Blended - Online

26. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/8/2019 to 4/29/2019

Location: Online

This course introduces teachers of all subjects and grade levels to LiveBinders, an Internet application that allows teachers to create classroom textbooks, ePortfolios, and more. Also, teachers can use it to provide parents with resources to help their children or showcase student work by sharing with parents and potential schools. Also, it can be used to help a substitute by providing everything they will need in one simple place. Upon completion of the course, teachers will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

27. Padlet- A Multimedia Friendly, Free-Form, Real-Time Wiki - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/8/2019 to 4/29/2019

Location: Online

This course introduces teachers of all subjects and grade levels to Padlet, an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device. It is like a multimedia friendly, free-form, real-time wiki. Padlet is a great way to organize resources by subject or unit for students to view and/or edit or simply for personal use. It is an excellent tool for visual learners and for teachers who want to provide an easy way for students to access additional course materials. Upon completion of the course, teachers will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

28. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/8/2019 to 4/29/2019

This course is intended to introduce teachers of all subjects and grade levels to innovative internet tools to use in any classroom. Screencast-O-Matic will be the main tool explored. It gives you the ability to create and share screen recordings to engage your auditory and visual learners. We will also be sharing tools such as Chirbit, Jing, Fakebook, and more! Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

29. RSE-TASC WSWHE Interagency Council Half Day Meeting in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Teachers, Related Service Providers, Transition Coordinators, Chairpersons, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personal, Parents

Dates: 4/9/2019

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Topics:

Bridging the Information Gap Between Students and Community Agencies

Focus on Exiting Students (Panel)

Preparing for Summer Employment Opportunities

Planning for 2019-2020 School Year

30. Plickers, Kahoot, and Quizizz. Oh My!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 4/9/2019

Learn 3 FREE fun and engaging online quiz platforms that you can use in your classroom tomorrow. These sites are useful in or out of the classroom, with or without 1:1 devices. Bring your own laptop and multiple choice or true/false quiz to get started right away.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh

31. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary school librarians, K-5 teachers, support staff

Dates: 4/9/2019

History/Historical Fiction with Lois Huey

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading.

Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

32. Purpose in My Pocket: a Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 4/9/2019

April's book: Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet

Purpose in my Pocket is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature!

Participants are asked to:

-attend the meetings they are interested in (some, or all, each meeting is independent of the others) and bring your copy of the book with you

-come to the meeting having read the book (you may attend if you have not finished it, however, we will be discussing the book in its entirety)

-be ready to answer the following 5 questions based on the text:

*Using the "thumbs scale" (thumbs up, thumb to the side, thumbs down), how would you rate this book overall?

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

*What was your favorite quote/passage/chapter, and why?

*Did you find anything surprising, unsettling, shocking, or strange about this book, and what?

*What were your take-aways from the text/ how does this text influence your special education mindset?

Participants are also encouraged to bring journal articles, movie recommendations, and positive stories related to that month's book to share with the Club! We will also continually be collecting suggestions for titles for what we should read during the 2018-19 school year.

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month and attendees will receive 2.0 CTLE credits for each meeting they attend.

33. All Time Favorite Hits of Google

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/10/2019

Now playing all your favorite hits of Google. The number one hit songs of the 90's when Google started are:
1. "I Will Always Love My Google Gmail"
2. "Nothing Compares 2 Google Calendar"
3. "You Can't Touch Google Drive" featuring Google Docs
4. "Google Chrome Is In The Heart"
This training will not be about songs of the 90's (sorry guys) but a 2 hour training on Google Drive, Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, and if time allows Google Docs. So bring all your questions and concerns about Google and join us for an engaging workshop.


Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

34. Intro to Breakout EDU

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/10/2019

Breakout EDU is a problem solving and collaboration game that can focus on specific content or skills. Participants will participate in a Breakout session in order to learn through the experience of the game. Participants will learn how to access games, how to setup and modify games. This course is appropriate for teachers at all levels.

Some Chromebooks will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own device.

Participation in this class will serve as the required orientation for Model Schools participants to borrow NERIC Breakout EDU kits.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Schenectady

35. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/10/2019

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

36. Coding with Robots in the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/11/2019

This course will be an overview of Blue-Bot, Cubelets, Ozobot, Dash and Dot, and Sphero robots. In this hands-on class, we will go over how to use the robots as well as ideas for curriculum integration. Teachers from Model Schools districts that attend this workshop will be approved to borrow robots for your classroom during the school year.

MS or HS teachers arrive at 9:30 and miss the Blue-Bot overview.

For NERIC Model Schools only.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: N/A
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

37. schooltoolTM Chronic Absenteeism and CRDC Workshop [WSWHE]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: District Data Coordinator, Administration, Attendance Clerk

Dates: 4/11/2019

This will be a working session hosted by members from both our SchoolTool Team and our Data Warehouse Team.

The first half: Will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, best practices in Schooltool, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

The second half: Will deal with how to use the Schooltool CRDC & BEDS Report in order to answer CRDC questions regarding enrollment, student classes, discipline, attendance, and more.

38. ClassLink Learning Event-Albany

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Instructional Leaders, Technology Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 4/11/2019

ClassLink allows you to make better use of your digital resources by eliminating sign-in frustrations. Please join us to learn about: Single Sign On, File Access, Rostering, Account Management and Digital Resource Management Lunch will be provided afterwards.

39. ClassLink Learning Event-Plattsburgh **NEW LOCATION

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Instructional Leaders, Technology Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 4/12/2019

ClassLink allows you to make better use of your digital resources by eliminating sign-in frustrations. Please join us to learn about: Single Sign On, File Access, Rostering, Account Management and Digital Resource Management. Breakfast will be provided prior to the workshop, beginning at 9:00 am.

40. Boom Cards - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/15/2019 to 5/20/2019

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In this 15-hour online course, we will explore Boom Cards. Boom Cards are self-grading, paperless, interactive lessons. They are ideal for differentiation. The entire class can work on the same deck, or you can assign different topics to different students. Boom Cards are perfect for use in 1:1 classrooms, centers, or interactive whiteboards. Students can play on any device with a modern internet browser such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, iPads, and Chromebooks. Students work at their own pace. Students get immediate feedback. A correct answer moves them to the next question, but an incorrect answer requires the student to try again. Boom Cards are great for any grade level and any content area. During the course, you will learn how to select pre-made lessons from the site and make your own lessons.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

41. Primary Source Connections - Online Resources for Teachers - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/15/2019 to 5/5/2019

Location: Online

This online course will introduce you to a plethora of online resources to use when developing your lessons and teaching with primary sources. Learn about digital collection resources, analysis tools, and picture books to enhance your lessons. Whether you are an elementary or secondary teacher, you’ll find valuable resources to enhance your primary source instruction.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

42. RSE-TASC Early Writing Grades K-2 training in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Grades K-2 classroom teachers, educators who provide support to struggling writers, literacy specialists and coaches, and grade K-2 administrators.

Dates: 4/15/2019

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At this training K-2 teachers will learn about: early writing developmental stages and Common Core expectations for grades K-2; the language and literacy connection; using read aloud to teach print and writing concepts; suggestions for daily writing using quick writes; how to teach sentence writing, transitions, and basic paragraph structure; stages of the writing process; basic text structures for opinion, informational, and narrative composing; strategies for writing from sources; writing scaffolds; and the Writing Activity Guide (WAG) for planning K-2 writing tasks.

43. Google Certified Educator Level 1

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/16/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

Join us for a day devoted to preparing participants to take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam. We will cover all things Google that may appear on the exam, as well as share best practices. Participants will need to register and pay for the exam on their own following this preparatory class.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

44. schooltoolTM Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 4/16/2019

This webinar will cover essential concepts and skills needed to get started in schooltoolTM. Topics will be relevant to all users, and designed to provide a solid foundation for working efficiently in specific modules such as Attendance, Counseling or Discipline. Specific topics will include schooltoolTM terminology and navigation, using the basic search to view student demographic, schedule, attendance or other information, key reports for everyday tasks as well as introduction to schooltoolTM advanced search and export options.

45. Robotics, Engineering and Elementary Math

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/16/2019

Elementary school teachers can learn how to use robotics to help students with their number facts, problem solving skills, number sense and other math concepts. Goals of this session are to provide teachers with training on how to use the robots, provide resources that can be taken back to classrooms and build awareness of a unique and engaging tool that will motivate students of all ages.

Please bring a laptop or iPad.

This course fulfills the orientation requirement for Model Schools participants to borrow Ozobots from NERIC Model Schools.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Shenendehowa - Karigon Elementary

46. Google Certified Educator Level 2 Bootcamp and Test Taking

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/17/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

Join us for a day devoted to preparing participants to take the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam, which they will take in the afternoon. We will cover all things Google that may appear on the exam, as well as share best practices. Participants will need to register and pay for the exam on their own prior to this class so they will be ready to take the test in the afternoon. Participants will be sent a link to register for their Level 2 exam, approximately one week before this face to face course.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

47. RSE-TASC Content Writing Grades 3-8 training in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Grades 3-8 classroom teachers of any subject, educators who provide support to struggling writers, literacy specialists and coaches, and grade 3-8 administrators.

Dates: 4/17/2019

New
This training focuses on how to teach specific writing skills and how to use writing to learn content within the context of the Common Core Standards. Differentiation and scaffolding tools such as writing templates, graphic organizers, checklists and rubrics to meet the needs of struggling writers will be included. The Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) for planning formal, multiple-draft writing assignments will also be addressed.

48. eSchoolData - Scheduling - Tips & Tricks

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 4/17/2019


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session scheduling tips & tricks. Come learn from the pros all tricks to streamline your scheduling process.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


49. Google Applied Digital Skills for Elementary

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/18/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, CVES and FEH Rooms

Interested in learning how to embed technology through Project Based Learning with your students? Explore Google's Applied Digital Skills and learn how to make them applicable to your curriculum. Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.


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50. Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Workshop

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 4/18/2019

New

Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Workshop

Course Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Course Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am (continental breakfast provided)

Location: Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Liberty Conference Room

Cost: FREE for Supervisors from districts participating in the BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Service
$10 for Supervisors from non-participating districts and municipalities

No shows will be charged a fee of $10. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 48 hours prior to the workshop date, or you will be charged.

To register for this course, you must click on this link and complete the registration form:https://goo.gl/forms/b7ivRNDMTHL8Gf9z1

Please register by April 11, 2019.


51. schooltoolTM Introduction to Dashboards [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 4/18/2019

This hour-long webinar provides an overview of data dashboards available in schooltoolTM that display graphs of district- and building-wide information that can be refined to teacher and student specific information. Sample dashboard data can include: Line charts to compare whether assessment scores have improved from one year to the next. Compare Regents assessment scores to final course scores. View the most common Discipline infractions and drill down to student names.

52. Google Applied Digital Skills for Middle School and High School

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/18/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, CVES and FEH Rooms

Interested in learning how to embed technology through Project Based Learning with your students? Explore Google's Applied Digital Skills and learn how to make them applicable to your curriculum. Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

53. Visual and Media Arts Professional Development Day

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Arts Educators and Administrators

Dates: 4/19/2019

Join us on April 19th for a day of learning with colleagues specializing in visual and media arts. Three strands will allow each participant to engage in a session on pedagogy, hands-on learning, and technology.

Pedagogy:
  • Jennifer Childress, State of the Arts, New York State Education Department
  • Shannon Elliott, NEW Art and Media Arts Standards Crash Course
  • Sandy Strock, Working with ENL Students in the Art Room

Hands-On:

  • Tracy Everleth, Hawaiian Tiki Sculptures
  • Kathryn Allain and Rebecca Plouff, Inspired by The Empire State Plaza Art Collection
  • Shannon O'Mahony, Hand Lettering Inspired by The Dirty Bandits

Technology:

  • DonnaLynn Shuster, Vessel (STEAM)
  • Steve Honicki, Media Arts
  • Kathleen Bushek, Light Painting for Middle School

Workshop fee is $10 for NYSATA members, $20 for non-NYSATA members.
Price will be adjusted in MLP for participants after confirming registration with NYSATA.

54. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) April 23 & 25, 2019

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 4/23/2019 to 4/25/2019

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Sign in begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m.

Presenter: Cathy Welling

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT.

Additional Information:

Payment must be received prior to the training or call 518-464-3940. Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session on both dates to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or District signed enrollment form is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

55. Naviance Training

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: School Counselors

Dates: 4/24/2019

Naviance Professional Development to include:

Morning 8:00-11:00:


• The Collaborative tools available in Naviance and Family Connection. These tools include journals, surveys, e-mail, and documents. Using these tools improves communication and allows you to track important correspondence and documents from students and parents.


• The Success Planning tools in Naviance. These tools allow students to set goals and school staff members to create tangible, action-oriented, and personalized plans that focus students on the future.

Afternoon 12:00-3:00:


• Naviance eDocs, an electronic college application tool, allowing schools to prepare and send college application documentation electronically to more than 3,000 electronic destinations including all Common App schools.

District specific questions will be answered as time permits.

LUNCH FROM 11:00 TO 12:00 IS ON YOUR OWN.

56. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2019 to 6/3/2019

Google Classroom is a free tool that allows teachers to create assignments, post announcements and start class discussions. As part of the G Suite, Google Classroom is suitable for a flipped classroom and blended learning experience. Classroom provides an easy-to-use interface that is accessible from all devices.

Topics covered in this 15 hour online course may include: the layout, setting up your classroom, adding students and co-teachers, documents, calendar, posting announcements, assignments and questions, using classroom as a student, exporting grades, and integrating other Google tools and add-ons.

Requirements: Participants will need to submit their school's Google domain to steven.janover@neric.org to facilitate optimal access to the Google Classroom.

57. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2019 to 6/3/2019

This 15-hour online course introduces educators to Google Sheets. The focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: making the transition from Excel, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, gradebooks, conditional formatting and filters, graphing data, working with live Web-based data, and using add-ons. Participants who complete all the assignments will receive a 15 hour completion certificate. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Prerequisites: Must have Internet access and a Google Drive account. Prior knowledge of Excel is strongly recommended.

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online


Conference

58. Mold Identification and Remediation Panel Discussion

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 4/30/2019

Mold Identification and Remediation Panel Discussion

Course Date:  Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Course Time:  8:30 am - 11:00 pm (continental breakfast provided)

Location:  Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany Conference Rooms

To register for this course, you must click on this link and complete the registration form:  https://goo.gl/forms/uikdnAhNsFSSEFS32

Please register for the workshop on or before April 23, 2019


59. All Time Favorite Hits of Google - Webinar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/30/2019

Now playing all your favorite hits of Google. The number one hit songs of the 90's when Google started are:
1. "I Will Always Love My Google Gmail"
2. "Nothing Compares 2 Google Calendar"
3. "You Can't Touch Google Drive" featuring Google Docs
4. "Google Chrome Is In The Heart"
This training will not be about songs of the 90's (sorry guys) but 2 full hour training on Google Drive, Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, and if time allows, Google Docs. So bring all your questions and concerns about Google and join us for an engaging workshop.


Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $75
Location: Online Webinar, Webex

60. Backward Designing Fun

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Administrators, and Athletic Directors

Dates: 5/1/2019

Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk

Fun is the hook that anchors physical activity into the lives of our students. Walk through the three stages of backward design using OPENPhysEd.org learning activities and assessments. This session will focus on SHAPE America standard 5 with a focus on purposeful fun and positive social development. This course is geared for PE teachers and curriculum specialists for physical education.

Please bring sneakers and clothing appropriate for movement.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Sign in begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Payment must be received prior to the day of the training.Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

Your certificate will not be released until your payment or District signed enrollment form is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

62. RSE-TASC Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: PBIS Tier 1 and Tiers 2/3 Building Coaches

Dates: 5/3/2019

The City School District of Albany will be hosting meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by District Staff and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

1. To share updates on the process of implementation

2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation

3. To share District updates

4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed

5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district

Sign-In will begin at 8:30 a.m.; Meeting begins promptly at 9 a.m. Registration deadline is 4/25/19.

63. RSE-TASC FEH BOCES Interagency Council/Academy AM Session in Saranac Lake

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personnel, Parents

Dates: 5/3/2019

THE FEH Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities. EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN!

Topics for this session:

~ Agency Updates/Resource Sharing

~ Graduation Options Updates

~ Assistive Technology Show & Tell

Refreshments are not provided.

64. RSE-TASC Work Based Learning/CDOS Roundtable in Saranac Lake

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personnel, Parents

Dates: 5/3/2019

The purpose of this session is to allow educators to learn about, and to teach each other about, strategies, practices and resources to bring their Work Experience/CDOS Programming to the next level. Please come prepared to share!

~ How are we doing it all? Fitting WBL into a full academic day

~ How am I making connections with employers and finding sites?

~ Show and Tell - what are other districts doing/using?

65. Parental Communication in the Social Media Age - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/6/2019 to 6/3/2019

Location: Online

Wait List
The overall goal of this course will be to improve and strengthen 21st Century communication skills in order to improve effectiveness. We will focus on communication with parents and students using multiple applications. One primary topic will be how to write effective emails to parents regarding discipline/academic concerns, encouragement, and complimentary messages.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

66. UnCommon Learning: A Book Study - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/6/2019 to 5/26/2019

Location: Online

UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools that Work for Kids by Eric C. Sheninger describes how to develop a learning culture that works for kids in the 21st century. This book offers examples of success and practical tips for implementing many innovative educational technology trends such as makerspaces, blended learning, badges, and more.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids by Eric C. Sheninger. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids by Eric C. Sheninger.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

67. RSE-TASC Early Childhood Training Series - Session 4 - Challenging Behavior Part 2 training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: UPK staff (teachers and support staff) as well as special education providers (special education teachers, Speech Pathologists, OT, PT, etc.), child care providers and others as appropriate.

Dates: 5/6/2019

In Session 4, participants will:

~ Increase knowledge of strategies to prevent challenging behavior

~ Improve ability to appropriately respond to challenging behavior

~ Identify the skill that the child needs to develop

****This is a two part training. In order to be enrolled into Part 2, participation in Part 1 is mandatory. Part 1 is scheduled for 4/2/2019.****

68. Robotics, Engineering and Elementary Math

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/7/2019

Elementary school teachers can learn how to use robotics to help students with their number facts, problem solving skills, number sense and other math concepts. Goals of this session are to provide teachers with training on how to use the robots, provide resources that can taken back to classrooms and build awareness of a unique and engaging tool that will motivate students of all ages.

Please bring a laptop or iPad.

This course fulfills the orientation requirement for Model Schools participants to borrow Ozobots from NERIC Model Schools.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Shenendehowa - Shatekon Elementary

69. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary school librarians, K-5 teachers, support staff

Dates: 5/7/2019

Middle Grade

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading.

Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

70. Secondary Librarians Roundtable

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 5/8/2019

These quarterly sessions will offer an opportunity for secondary librarians to meet and discuss programming, share best practices and book titles, and troubleshoot library issues together. Join us for professional conversation with snacks.

71. schooltoolTM New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 5/9/2019

This webinar will be a demonstration of new schooltoolTM features introduced by Mindex during the FIRST half of the year.

72. Arts & Enrichment Advisory Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/9/2019

TBA

73. RSE-TASC Early Writing Grades K-2 training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Grades K-2 classroom teachers, educators who provide support to struggling writers, literacy specialists and coaches, and grade K-2 administrators.

Dates: 5/10/2019

New
At this training K-2 teachers will learn about: early writing developmental stages and Common Core expectations for grades K-2; the language and literacy connection; using read aloud to teach print and writing concepts; suggestions for daily writing using quick writes; how to teach sentence writing, transitions, and basic paragraph structure; stages of the writing process; basic text structures for opinion, informational, and narrative composing; strategies for writing from sources; writing scaffolds; and the Writing Activity Guide (WAG) for planning K-3 writing tasks.

74. RSE-TASC Content Writing Grades 3-5 training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Grades 3-5 classroom teachers of any subject, educators who provide support to struggling writers, literacy specialists and coaches, and grade 3-5 administrators.

Dates: 5/13/2019

New
This training focuses on how to teach specific writing skills and how to use writing to learn content within the context of the Common Core Standards. Differentiation and scaffolding tools such as writing templates, graphic organizers, checklists and rubrics to meet the needs of struggling writers will be included. The Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) for planning formal, multiple-draft writing assignments will also be addressed.

75. RSE-TASC Content Writing Grades 6-8 training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Grades 6-8 classroom teachers of any subject, educators who provide support to struggling writers, literacy specialists and coaches, and grade 6-8 administrators.

Dates: 5/14/2019

New
This training addresses instructional practices for teaching students how to write in all subject areas using strategies that are aligned with literacy standards. Three types of content writing addressed will be Quick Writes, Content Learning Tasks, and Formal Writing Tasks. Differentiation and scaffolding tools such as writing templates, graphic organizers, feedback checklists and grading rubrics, and classroom samples will be included. The Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) for planning formal, multiple-draft writing assignments will also be addressed.
This webinar will provide an overview of entering CTE program information in the CIP field within the student record. Topics to be covered will be CIP information, Program Intensity and ending student records, state reporting, and best practices.

77. Purpose in My Pocket: a Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 5/14/2019

May's book: They Cage the Animals at Night by Jennings Michael Burch

Purpose in my Pocket is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature!

Participants are asked to:

-attend the meetings they are interested in (some, or all, each meeting is independent of the others) and bring your copy of the book with you

-come to the meeting having read the book (you may attend if you have not finished it, however, we will be discussing the book in its entirety)

-be ready to answer the following 5 questions based on the text:

*Using the "thumbs scale" (thumbs up, thumb to the side, thumbs down), how would you rate this book overall?

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

*What was your favorite quote/passage/chapter, and why?

*Did you find anything surprising, unsettling, shocking, or strange about this book, and what?

*What were your take-aways from the text/ how does this text influence your special education mindset?

Participants are also encouraged to bring journal articles, movie recommendations, and positive stories related to that month's book to share with the Club! We will also continually be collecting suggestions for titles for what we should read during the 2018-19 school year.

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month and attendees will receive 2.0 CTLE credits for each meeting they attend.

78. eSchoolData - End of Year Wrap-up

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 5/15/2019


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 30 minute session on all the End of Year tasks to complete in eSchoolData.



There are videos available on this topic that can be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL address into the browser address bar:


End of Year Checklist:

https://https://youtu.be/h0OjvNZQg4M

Post Grad Plans (PGP), Career Paths & Credential Types:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzXE0dfnom0


Or click the link below:


Click HERE for End of Year Checklist video

Click HERE for video on Post Grad Plans (PGP), Career Paths and Credential Types


A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


79. RSE-TASC Preschool Forum Promoting Resilience training in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Preschool special education and early education providers including; special education teacher, general education teacher, daycare teacher, administrator/supervisor, teacher aides/assistants and others as appropriate.

Dates: 5/15/2019

New
As knowledge and understanding around the Adverse Childhood Experience Study grows, so does the need for tangible action steps to build resilience. To do this, we all must recognize that we have the opportunity and shared responsibility to build resilience of children and families. The training begins with a screening of the film Resilience to create a shared starting place for discussion and moves on to an interactive training where participants will engage in perspective shift work and leave equipped with every day action steps that are grounded in the Protective Factors Framework.

Sign-In will begin at 12:00

80. Chrome Extensions for English Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: ELA teachers already using Google Docs

Dates: 5/15/2019

Using Google Classroom and Google Docs to go paperless with your students' essays isn't enough. You need to explore some great Extensions and Add-ons that will make proofreading and grading even more efficient. This course will give an overview of some you might find very helpful.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online

81. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/15/2019

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

82. Math Statewides

Program: Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 5/16/2019 to 5/17/2019

5/16 Visit Tech Valley High Learn about Tech Valley High School, a four-year regional public high school that is built on the principles of project-based learning and collaboration. See students engaged in hands-on projects based in authentic applications of New York State Learning Standards.

Tour SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Albany Nanotech Complex, the premier global resource for training in nanoscience to enable a new, ultra-qualified workforce capable of driving innovations in nanotechnology and focuses on teaching the principles, practices, and research paradigms of nanoscience. Participants will make connections to the NYSNGMLS and the interdisciplinary careers possible utilizing nanoscale science and engineering.

5/17 Each PLC will showcase their work and participants will engage in the last book study of the year, Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had.

83. Kick it Up a Notch AGAIN! - More Digital Storytelling/Writing Tools - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/20/2019 to 6/7/2019

This course will show you even more tools, including digital collages, audio tools, timelines, and more! Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

84. Teaching with Primary Sources - More Tools and Strategies - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/20/2019 to 6/7/2019

In this course we will examine maps, printed texts, political cartoons, and discuss the inquiry process further. Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Fee: Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

85. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/21/2019

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local university School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

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86. Asbestos Inspector Refresher (Half Day)

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 5/23/2019

Course Date:  Thursday, May 23, 2019

Course Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm (continental breakfast & lunch provided)

Location:  Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Schoharie Conference Room(s)

Cost:  $125 (participating)/$150 (non-participating); if taken with Management Planner, cost for BOTH courses is $200 (participating)/$250 non-participating.

The participating rate will be charged for school personnel that currently purchase the Capital Region BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management service. All others (including non-participating districts, other BOCES, municipalities, private organizations, etc.) will be charged the non-participating rate.  Pricing does not include DOL processing fees.

“No Shows” that do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be charged the full rate. Call 518-464-5118 or email jennifer.bennett@neric.org to cancel.

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/M9R3PU1lE6NQprjf1

 



Conference

87. Asbestos Management Planner Refresher (Half Day)

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 5/23/2019

Course Date:  Thursday, May 23, 2019

Course Time:  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (lunch provided)

Location:  Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Schoharie Conference Room(s)

Cost:  $125 (participating)/$150 (non-participating); if taken with Inspector, cost for BOTH courses is $200 (participating)/$250 non-participating.

The participating rate will be charged for school personnel that currently purchase the Capital Region BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management service. All others (including non-participating districts, other BOCES, municipalities, private organizations, etc.) will be charged the non-participating rate.  Pricing does not include DOL processing fees.

“No Shows” that do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be charged the full rate. Call 518-464-5118 or email jennifer.bennett@neric.org to cancel.

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/QfR8pSpS6WQfIa8H3

 

 


88. schooltoolTM HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II [HFM]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 5/24/2019

PART I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule, and an overview of reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports. PART II: Participants should have prior schooltoolTM scheduling experience or have attended the HS/MS Scheduling PART I. This will be a workshop session. Bring your documents for next school year and work with a NERIC schooltoolTM Support Coordinator there to provide assistance as needed.

89. Illuminate: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/27/2019 to 6/16/2019

Location: Online

It’s not about the technology; it’s about how you use it to improve learning experiences for your students and meet their needs, making learning memorable. It’s time to illuminate learning! Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty will help you to build your digital toolbox and figure out the best tool for the job whether you are creating, communicating, collaborating, assessing, reflecting, or motivating your students. You’ll learn about and explore QR codes, Book Snaps, virtual field trips, Digital Breakout EDU, and so much more.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Sign in begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Payment must be received prior to the day of the training.Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

Your certificate will not be released until your payment or District signed enrollment form is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

91. Coding With Kids

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 5/31/2019

So easy, even grown-ups can do it! Learn the basics of block coding (such as Scratch, Code.org, Blockly, etc.) and how to bring it back into your classroom. There are so many platforms available to students, and learning to code in this format can be a precursor to robotics and other more advanced computer science languages. Coding also builds critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online

92. Follett Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 6/4/2019

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.000. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

93. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 6/4/2019

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

94. eSchoolData - Summer School

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 6/5/2019


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session Summer School setup and best practices.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


95. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary school librarians, K-5 teachers, support staff

Dates: 6/5/2019

Picture Books II

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading.

Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

96. RSE-TASC Capital District Regional PBIS Coaches Forum in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: PBIS Tier 1, 2, 3 Coaches of buildings that are actively implementing PBIS. This is not a PBIS training it is a sharing of information and best practices.

Dates: 6/6/2019

The Regional PBIS Coaches Forum provides an opportunity for Coaches to share practices, data and systems to implement and sustain PBIS in their schools, districts, pre-K programs and non-district programs. We will host a variety of workshops and opportunities to network. This year’s forum is being planned by a group of PBIS coaches along with the Behavior Specialists, Renee Beaulieu and Pat Gogol, from the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Center.

All registrants should expect follow-up emails regarding selecting choices for workshops as well as other potential activities. Registration will take place 8:00-8:30, we will begin the forum at 8:30 a.m. We are planning on a potluck lunch.

Registration closes on May 14, 2019

97. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 6/6/2019

This webinar will be a review of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in schooltoolTM. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade and promoting out-of-district students will also be covered.

98. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 6/6/2019

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

99. Purpose in My Pocket: a Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 6/11/2019

June's book: Life Animated by Roger Ross Williams

Purpose in my Pocket is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature!

Participants are asked to:

-attend the meetings they are interested in (some, or all, each meeting is independent of the others) and bring your copy of the book with you

-come to the meeting having read the book (you may attend if you have not finished it, however, we will be discussing the book in its entirety)

-be ready to answer the following 5 questions based on the text:

*Using the "thumbs scale" (thumbs up, thumb to the side, thumbs down), how would you rate this book overall?

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

*What was your favorite quote/passage/chapter, and why?

*Did you find anything surprising, unsettling, shocking, or strange about this book, and what?

*What were your take-aways from the text/ how does this text influence your special education mindset?

Participants are also encouraged to bring journal articles, movie recommendations, and positive stories related to that month's book to share with the Club! We will also continually be collecting suggestions for titles for what we should read during the 2018-19 school year.

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month and attendees will receive 2.0 CTLE credits for each meeting they attend.

100. RSE-TASC Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: PBIS Tier 1 and Tiers 2/3 Building Coaches

Dates: 6/12/2019

The City School District of Albany will be hosting meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by District Staff and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

1. To share updates on the process of implementation

2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation

3. To share District updates

4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed

5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district

Sign-In will begin at 8:30 a.m.; Meeting begins promptly at 9 a.m. Registration deadline is 6/5/19.

101. schooltoolTM Year End Tasks Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 6/13/2019

This session provides an overview of schooltoolTM “year end” routines, recommended to run prior to Auto Grade Advancement. Topics include but are not limited to verifying student grades, reports used in preparation for State reporting, managing Diploma Types - adding them to student records, Graduation Requirements and Post Graduate Plans. Determining retention (reports) and retaining students will also be discussed.