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1. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 6/22/2018

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This face-to-face course is explicitly designed for NERIC Model Schools online instructors who wish to migrate their current online content to the Schoology LMS platform. The class will focus on the following topics: overview and navigation of Schoology, importing and creating new content, logon procedures for participants, and the differences between Schoology and Blackboard LMS platforms. Prerequisites: You must be a current NERIC Model Schools instructor with online content on Blackboard.

2. Writing Argument Across the Content Areas

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/28/2018

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Participants will actively engage with nationally vetted instructional resources that support inquiry into scaffolded writing curriculum, instructional practice, and approaches to assessment. Each day will have unique instructional emphases and feature concrete practices applicable to writing across content areas. Day 1 Creating a culture of argument: Using routine source-based writing to jumpstart engagement Day 2 Entering civic discourse: Building layered claims from multiple sources Day 3 Establishing credibility: Researching, ranking, & sequencing evidence in rhetorical context Day 4 Constructing the responsive argument curriculum: Leveraging asset-based assessment for manageable differentiation

3. EOY 2018 District Data Coordinator Meeting at WSWHE BOCES

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 6/25/2018

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Please join us for the EOY 2018 District Data Coordinator Meeting being offered at the WSWHE BOCES. The EOY meeting is being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions and will discuss Current and End of Year NYS Reporting Requirements; Dataflow; Level 0 Updates; Reporting Reminders; and the NYS Timeline and Deadlines.

4. End-of-Year 2018 District Data Coordinator WEBINAR

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 6/26/2018

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Please join us for the final EOY 2018 District Data Coordinator Meeting being offered via WEBINAR. The EOY meeting is being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions and once by webinar and will discuss Current and End of Year NYS Reporting Requirements; Dataflow; Level 0 Updates; Reporting Reminders; and the NYS Timeline and Deadlines.

5. Fake Activity for Enrollment Purposes

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 6/30/2018

As soon as you sign up, you will be all set. I will then reject the registration as this is not a posting for a real event.

6. Exploring the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 7/2/2018

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The new Fine Arts standards are to be implemented in the 2018-2019 school year, and we’re here to help you prepare! This day-long professional learning experience was developed by the New York State Alliance for Arts Education and NYSED, and features the writers of the new standards for Dance, Music, Theater, Visual, and Media Arts. Recommended for all Arts educators.

Join us for a standards overview that includes:

-Philosophical Foundations and Lifelong Goals

-Artistic Literacy

-Structure of the New NYS Arts Standards

-NYS Artistic Processes, Anchor Standards, and Performance Indicators

-Coding of the NYS Arts Standards

-How to use Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions (EUs and EQs)

-Inclusion strategies for the new Arts Standards

Following the standards overview, we will engage in discipline-specific breakout sessions that include:

-Using the new Standards to drive curriculum development

-Contemporary discipline-specific practices and goals

-Student-focused learning

Participants should bring lesson plans and/or curricular materials

7. Let Google Forms Grade That For You!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-6 Teachers

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/17/2018

Location: Webinar

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The days of papers piled high on your desk, repetitive grading, and trips to the copier will be a thing of the past. The Quiz Feature in Google Forms will help you create, distribute and grade assignments as well as provide lightning-quick feedback for students and a detailed item analysis for you. Yes, you read it right - Google Forms will grade itself. You will still have to manually score extended response questions, but Google Forms makes that easy too. After you watch the webinar, you will be asked to complete an assignment where you will create a Google Forms quiz for your instructor to take. Credit will be awarded after you review the submission, release the score, and complete the course evaluation.

Information will be sent on July 2nd and all work must be completed by August 17th.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75

8. Parental Communication in the Social Media Age

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 7/30/2018

Location: Online

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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

9. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/2/2018

This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage 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 levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

10. Personalizing Google for Your Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/5/2018 to 9/15/2018

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

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Are you interested in adding new Google tools to your toolbox, but want, or even NEED, the training to be relevant to your own classroom? If so, this blended learning opportunity could be just what you are looking for.

This 13-part series will consist of two components per session: an asynchronous, pre-recorded webinar and a creation of an artifact approporiate to your specific classroom. Each pre-recorded session will be active and available as of July 5th, will be approximately 45 minutes in length and will be available through Google Classroom. All class assignments will be due on or before September 15, 2018.

In order to receive credit, you will need to submit a project, a lists of ways to use the specific Google tools, or an artifact, proving your grasp of the webinar session. Each webinar session will have varying time issued, a list can be found here.

To receive access to the individual webinar series within this course, please fill out the following form, Personalizing Google for your Classroom url , and indicate which session you wish to take. The maximum number of credits an individual can receive for taking all webinars is 25 hours.

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

11. Taking Reading Strategies to the Next Level with Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/5/2018 to 8/1/2018

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This course will be a collaborative class working with reading strategies. We will be focusing on using technology to create lessons and materials for teachers to use in their reading lessons. This class will be all online and will span 4 weeks. In this course you will gain experience with Google Slides, Google Sharing, PowerPoint, SMART Notebook, Piktochart and Poster My Wall. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials and ideas to use in support of your reading instruction.

This class is geared towards a wide audience; teachers across the grades could gain many strategies for teaching reading. It is highly recommended that participants have access to a copy of The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.

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

12. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Prep: Malone

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/5/2018

Location: NERIC Malone: Active Learning Space Room 148

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.

13. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/5/2018

This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage 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 levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

14. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/5/2018

This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage 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 levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

15. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/6/2018

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 levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

16. Introduction to Pixlr - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 8/13/2018

Pixlr is a free online cloud-based image editing tool that runs on both the PC and Mac platforms. It's a flash-based app that closely resembles Photoshop. Images may be opened from your workstation or URL, as well as from Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa. The course, focusing on Web image creation for the classroom, will include: interface navigation, selection tools and layers, manipulating your images, transforming and retouching photos, and filters. Participants who complete all the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Prerequisites: Must have Internet access. Participants should also have access to a digital camera or digital images for final project completion.

Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Model Schools Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

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

17. Young Adult Literature and Technology - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 8/17/2018

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This course gives participants the opportunity to review articles related to technology in education, read young adult titles (of the participant's choosing), write and share reviews of those titles, and create a project that incorporates one of the books read and technology.

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

18. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) July 9, 2018

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/9/2018

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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: Lisa Ball

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

Additional Information:

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.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

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

19. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement Part I & II

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/10/2018

This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage 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 levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

20. PROMISING PRACTICES TO SUPPORT STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH: Day 1

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/10/2018

Find out what teams in schools and districts like yours are doing now to build informed and effective practices to support student mental health in new ways: partnering with outside agencies to bring support services in-district; building trauma awareness and informed practices by reaching out to bus drivers, cafeteria staff, aides, monitors and others who interact directly with students; restorative practices; reducing stigma; realistic, sustainable, and replicable strategies to support all students; listening to student voice; and the new mental health curricular requirement. Prices: SAANYS members $100, non-members $125 Attending all three days: SAANYS members $275, non-members $350 Discounts will be applied at billing.

21. Google Drive and Docs - AM Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2018

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This hands-on workshop will focus on Google Drive and Docs. Participants will learn how to use each application and how they work together. Drive skills will include: making a copy, creating new folders, renaming, changing layout and understanding where things are stored. Docs skills will include: sharing, collaborating in real time, adding images, creating hyperlinked docs, and adding comments and suggestions.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook. Participants must have a Google account.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Schenectady

22. Google for Secretaries: Malone

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/10/2018

Location: NERIC Malone: Active Learning Space Room 148

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This Google training is specifically for secretaries and support staff.The day will include time in each of the following apps: Drive, Mail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Calendar and well as sharing within Google and file management.

Please bring a device if possible and your Google login credentials. There will be Chromebooks available for use.

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

23. Google Drive and Docs - PM Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2018

This hands-on workshop will focus on Google Drive and Docs. Participants will learn how to use each application and how they work together. Drive skills will include: making a copy, creating new folders, renaming, changing layout and understanding where things are stored. Docs skills will include: sharing, collaborating in real time, adding images, creating hyperlinked docs, and adding comments and suggestions.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook. Participants must have a Google account.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Schenectady

24. Makey Makeys

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2018

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This course will be basic introduction to Scratch and Makey Makeys. Participants will use basic coding in Scratch (scratch.mit.edu.com) to write a simple program. This program will create a "piano" that will be controlled or "played" by the Makey Makey. Makey Makeys work by completing a circuit, so users will need to determine if certain objects are conductive or inductive to complete the circuit and play the piano. Other uses for Makey Makey will also be discussed and demonstrated.

Makey Makeys will be provided for use with the class for individuals or small groups depending upon enrollment.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

25. Generating and Gathering Guided Reading Lessons in Google Drive - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2018 to 8/8/2018

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This course will teach you about the important aspects of a guided reading lesson. You will be creating guided reading lesson plans in Google Docs and sharing them with your classmates to create a toolbox of lessons that you can use in your own classroom. This class will be all online and will span five weeks. You will gain experience with Google Docs, Google Drive, and learn how to share in Google. You will leave this course with a database of guided reading lesson plans. Participants will need a Google account.

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

26. PROMISING PRACTICES TO SUPPORT STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH: Day 2

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/11/2018

Find out what teams in schools and districts like yours are doing now to build informed and effective practices to support student mental health in new ways: partnering with outside agencies to bring support services in-district; building trauma awareness and informed practices by reaching out to bus drivers, cafeteria staff, aides, monitors and others who interact directly with students; restorative practices; reducing stigma; realistic, sustainable, and replicable strategies to support all students; listening to student voice; and the new mental health curricular requirement. Specific presenters/workshops will be announced soon. Prices: SAANYS members $100, non-members $125 Attending all three days: SAANYS members $275, non-members $350 Discounts will be applied during billing.

27. Spheros

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2018

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Participants will learn how to use a simple robot called a Sphero and the various Sphero apps. This course will include the basic set-up and use of the Spheros. Participants will learn how to navigate a Sphero through a maze using different variables and angles. Other uses of Spheros will be demonstrated and discussed.

Spheros will be provided for use with the class for individuals or small groups depending upon enrollment.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

28. CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOMS, SCHOOLS, AND DISTRICTS: SYSTEMIC APPROACHES FOR IMPACT

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/12/2018

What is a ‘culturally responsive’ school? How do schools and districts create systems to build safe, welcoming climates that go beyond the annual food fair to truly celebrate diversity and honor student differences? How do service providers interact to coordinate interventions for children in need? How are parents made to feel like integral partners on the school team? This enlightening and engaging session will focus on promising practices in districts like yours that are beating the odds. Be prepared to think, engage, and leave with ideas and actions to share and implement over the next school year. Specific presenters/workshops will be announced soon. Prices: SAANYS members $100, non-members $125 Attending all three days: SAANYS members $275, non-members $350 Discounts will be reflected in billing.

29. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Prep: Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/12/2018

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

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.


Conference

30. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 7/13/2018

Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Course Date:  Friday, July 13, 2018

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:  $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.

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/szTw9CGe5nfCfBGk2


31. New Books with Alicia Abdul and Stacey Rattner

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 7/13/2018

#GetBooked Presented by Stacey Rattner and Alicia Abdul With a belief that reading is the core of personal and academic competency for the new AASL standards, explore the newest and most celebrated titles. Spanning the arc of picture books through adult books for young adult readers in this K-12 environment, the presenters will discuss their appeal for the classroom and in the curriculum and the readers based on reading level, interest, maturity, complexity, and pop culture.

32. Expand Your Knowledge of Google Apps - Gmail, Calendar, Drive & Keep

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/13/2018

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Get organized and learn how to engage your students with Google. In this training, you will learn about Mail, Drive, Calendar and Keep. We will go over the basics of each Google App and how to navigate around. The class will also focus on how to personalize Google, create, format and organize and how to collaborate and communicate. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using these Google Apps with your students.

Bring a laptop or Chromebook.

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

33. New Books for Elementary Students

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 7/13/2018

This afternoon will be focused on new and upcoming print books - some for the curriculum and some for pleasure reading.

34. #Twitterin10days (or less)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/26/2018

Location: Online

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Have you heard that Twitter could be a valuable resource for your program and your development as an educator, but you don't know where to start? This course will walk you through the basics of Twitter step-by-step in a self-paced format. You will have 10 days to complete the assignments. By the conclusion of the course, you'll know the Twitter lingo and be connecting, sharing, and networking, plus you'll get ideas for using Twitter in your classroom and/or program.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Online

35. Social LEADia - A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 8/5/2018

Location: Online

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“Equipping students for their future begins by helping them become digital leaders now. In our networked society, students need to learn how to leverage social media to connect to people, passions, and opportunities to grow and make a difference. Social LEADia offers insight and engaging stories to help you shift the focus at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership.” -Book Description

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text Social LEADia by Jennifer Casa-Todd. 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.

Must have access to the book Social LEADia by Jennifer Casa-Todd.

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

36. Building Level Workshop: Code Talk

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Teachers

Dates: 7/16/2018

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With knowledge of why code is important, who can learn what at different ages, and how to be part of a code literate culture; principals, school counselors, curriculum supervisors and librarians become a powerful force for building a more inclusive, diverse, expert and well-rounded tech workforce.

Session Information

Participants in the CODE Talk workshop will gain familiarity with the kinds of careers related to coding, and what they mean for our region; the talk also introduces a variety of accessible, affordable, practical pathways to start learning to code.

A panel of employers, with perspectives on talent needs, will kick off the morning. A vocabulary and sector-mapping workshop follows; a demo and some hands-on exposure with free coding education tools completes the experience to power up a building to support broad code literacy.

Participants should bring a laptop.

37. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 8/20/2018

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.

Prerequisites:Must have Internet access and a Google Drive/Gmail account.

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

38. LGBTQ Best Practices with Lyndon Cudlitz

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, administrators

Dates: 7/16/2018

***SCHOOL LIBRARIANS: Please contact lacat@neric.org to register***

This interactive and comprehensive training assists K-12 staff & administrators in enhancing educational experiences for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer-identified, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. The training addresses concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity, common terms and definitions, and the unique experiences of LGBTQ students.

Participants will explore common challenges encountered by LGBTQ youth in and outside of educational environments, particularly those of transgender students. Attendees will learn promising practices for meeting the needs of LGBTQ students and their families, including practical communication tools, policies, relevant materials & curriculum, and more.

39. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 7/16/2018

This face-to-face course is explicitly designed for NERIC Model Schools online instructors who wish to migrate their current online content to the Schoology LMS platform. The class will focus on the following topics: overview and navigation of Schoology, importing and creating new content, logon procedures for participants, and the differences between Schoology and Blackboard LMS platforms. Prerequisites: You must be a current NERIC Model Schools or Distance Learning instructor.

40. Bring Your Work to the "Expert" Day

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/17/2018

This is the work day you’ve been looking for! Bring that big project you’ve been wanting to build but have been scared to start. Have access to an on-site “expert” to guide you through the process. Ideas include: building a curricular unit, your Google Classroom, creating a paperless classroom for the new year, learning a new software program, exploring a new online software programs with someone nearby to answer questions; the possibilities are endless! Come with resources, your own device, and charging cords. There will be room to spread out and time to brainstorm a plan of attack.

Length:6 hours
Date: July 17, 2018
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

41. Insignia Training

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 7/17/2018

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New for the 2018-19 School Year, our instructional media collection will be using a new interface called Insignia. Come to this half-day training to learn the basics of searching, booking items, and more.

42. NWEA Regional Workshop- Essential NWEA MAP Reports for Teachers

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, RTI, Instructional Leaders, Department Heads

Dates: 7/17/2018

Free for Capital Region BOCES NWEA Product Subscribers.

Are you looking for ways to use the data from NWEA/MAP testing to differentiate instruction? This workshop will walk you through the basics of data driven instruction using your NWEA MAP Growth Reports.

What you’ll learn:

~Access, interpret, and apply key MAP Growth reports and reporting features used by teachers and instructional coaches.

~Meet individual student’s needs by identifying targeted instructional groups based on MAP Growth goal area data.

~Boost differentiation efforts by connecting groups of students to skills in the Learning Continuum.

~Identify specific needs of individual students who need targeted support gain a better understanding of the CCLS.

~News and Updates regarding NWEA and its features.

As this workshop is intended to refresh and update our partners, a valid login and password are required to participate with your live data. Please bring a laptop. Contact the presenter directly if loan of a laptop will be needed.

If you are registering for this workshop, and are not a partner of Capital Region BOCES NWEA product, you will gain access to the report suite using a practice account and a registration fee of $75.00 will be required.

43. schooltoolTM Locker Module Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/17/2018

This webinar will cover managing student locket information in schooltoolTM. Topics will include locker Maintenance module options, best practices for locker naming conventions, importing a list of lockers, importing padlock numbers and combinations, locker assignment and maintenance and locker reports.

44. Evidence Based Observation - Collecting Valid and Reliable Evidence of Teacher Practice

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/18/2018

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This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for certification of new Lead Evaluators. Participants will work to refine observation skills and conversations with colleagues on improved student learning. This workshop provides an overview of the Framework for Teaching-Danielson. The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. Participants will explore and deepen their understanding of the components, elements and rubrics, engage in professional conversations and begin to think about the role of the Framework as a tool for teacher evaluation and professional growth.

Participants will:

~ Work with the Framework for teaching (Danielson)

~ Work with approved Teacher Rubrics refining observation skills and reaching consistency in ratings with their colleagues. Particular attention will be paid to the difference between "Proficient" and "Distinguished."

~ Video clips of actual classroom instruction will be observed,discussed, and analyzed using the rubrics that are on the approved list.

Participants must bring:

~ Your Danielson Rubric

~ Evidence collection sheets or software that you have been using

~ Sample evidence you have collected to date

~ Your current APPR agreement

45. schooltoolTM Registrar and Census

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/19/2018

This webinar will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into schooltoolTM. We will review various methods of enrolling students into buildings or placements and assigning applicable program services. We will also look at the various tools available to maintain and verify Census data.

46. Google Level 1 Bootcamp and Certification: Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/20/2018

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

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Are you ready to take the Google Level 1 Educator test but want a quick review and then a quiet place to take the test? If you answered yes, then this is the day for you!

The morning will be individualized review/prep for the test, as well as test-taking tips and tricks.The afternoon will be time for you to take your Educator Exam. NERIC will provide an extra device for you to use during the exam. Participants should register for the Google Level 1 Educator Exam, at https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/certification_level1, within 3 days of the training. (Test credentials are only good for 7 days, and may take up to 48 to be sent). Participants using a school device should check to make sure they are able to use Incognito mode, which is needed for the test. Please bring your Google login credentials and headphones/earbuds may be useful.

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

47. Expand Your Knowledge of Google Apps - Docs, Slides & Sheets

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/20/2018

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Learn how to engage your students with Google. In this training, you will learn the about Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings. We will go over the basics of each Google App and how to navigate around. The class will also focus on how to create and format these Apps. Add-ons and extensions will be covered. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using these Google Apps with your students.

Bring a laptop of Chromebook.

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

48. Balancing Conversation: A Book Study About Talking Less So That Your Students Do More

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 8/20/2018

Location: Online

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In this course you will learn how to support your students in reading instruction and beyond as they do more of the work. You will learn how to say less so your students can say more as you explore the book Who's Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. This book study will support you in your planning of daily reading instruction across all content areas. You will also gain experience with Google Docs, Google Drive, Flipgrid and Schoology. You will leave this course with plans to use in your classroom and a possible change in mindset for your daily instruction.

Participants must have access to the book Who's Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. Open to all, but best suited for K-5.

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

49. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 8/27/2018

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.

50. Google Forms: In and Out of the Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 8/27/2018

This 15-hour online course introduces educators to Google Forms for classroom and personal use. Google Forms is a tool that is a part of the G-Suite. It allows users to create easy-to-use web forms, that are linked to a Google Sheet. The course focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: form creation and formatting, using templates, creating surveys, quizzes, exit tickets, sharing and collaborating, 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 Google Drive is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites:Must have Internet access and a Google Drive/Gmail account.

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

51. Orientation and Introduction to Classroom Coding Projects

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018

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As adults, we understand that the digital interfaces we navigate daily – in our personal lives and at work – are made with code. We know that there are jobs called coder, designer, developer, programmer, engineer; also marketers, finance people and project managers with software and IT skills. But how do we prepare our students to fill these roles? And why is code literacy important for everyone?

Session Information

This full day workshop begins with a quick overview of job types, relevant coding and computing skills, and pathways – for all kinds of careers, so that we can see the relevance of code literacy for all.

The day continues with an orientation to the tech sector – vocabulary, concepts, and the scaffolding of knowledge and skills in computer science education. The afternoon begins with a demonstration of several Albany Can Code coding activities, designed as culminating assignments for curricular units in science, ELA, and music. The bulk of the afternoon is for practice with the education tool SCRATCH, so that participants can gain confidence beyond the Hour of Code to customize projects for students.

Participants should bring a laptop.

52. Patterns of Power: Using Technology with Mentor Sentences - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 8/20/2018

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Mentor sentences are a fun and engaging way to teach grammar. By using sentences that come from the actual books students are reading, they are able to better transfer their skills to their own writing. In this 20-hour online course you will learn the basics of mentor sentences, how to implement them in your classroom, and ways to incorporate technology into your lessons. You will gain experience with Google Slides, Google Sharing, and Padlet. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials and ideas to use in support of your grammar instruction.

It is highly recommended that you have access to the book Patterns of Power by Jeff Anderson as we will be having discussions based on the content in the book.

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

53. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/25/2018

The CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training has been developed to provide Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson as defined by New York State law and regulation. This is the SED-vetted training. A training certificate will be awarded upon completion of the training. To view the SED brochure for additional information go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/CSEtrainbrochure.pdf

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch.

54. College Board Professional Development for New York State School Leaders

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2018

In partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Capital Region BOCES, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders, a half-day professional development training for school leaders on how to use information from the Advanced Placement (AP) program, and the SAT Suite of Assessments to help prepare students for college and career.

Opportunity Leaders

New York State's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan includes a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness as one indicator of school quality. Schools can earn extra credit for students whose high school credits include participation in AP and receive even more credits for students who earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.

In alignment with the new school-level measures and in recognition of the role of school leaders in expanding access to advanced coursework, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders training to school leaders in summer 2018.

During the training, administrators at all levels will:

~Examine the relationship between AP and success in college and career

~Explore how data from the SAT Suite of Assessments can inform schools' academic offerings, including AP

~Practice identifying students with potential for success in AP classes

~Develop strategies to manage schedules, staffing, and budget in order to expand AP classes and course offerings

~Engage teachers, families, and students in using and benefiting from the SAT Suite and AP courses

~Preview new AP supports for schools that will launch in 2019

Additionally, all attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion from the College Board.

Registration is FREE

55. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2018

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents age 12-18. It emphasizes the importance of early intervention and covers how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The youth course is intended for anyone 18 years or older to learn how to help young people. SOMETIMES, THE BEST FIRST AID IS YOU. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community. This is an 8-hour class and runs from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm. This class is $100 which includes catered lunch from Café Lark.

56. Google Level 1 Bootcamp and Certification: Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/24/2018

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, Marcy Room

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Are you ready to take the Google Level 1 Educator test but want a quick review and then a quiet place to take the test? If you answered yes, then this is the day for you!

The morning will be individulaized review/prep for the test, as well as test-taking tips and tricks.The afternoon will be time for you to take your Educator Exam. NERIC will provide an extra device for you to use during the exam. Participants should register for the Google Level 1 Educator Exam, at https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/certification_level1, within 3 days of the training. (Test credentials are only good for 7 days, and may take up to 48 to be sent). Participants using a school device should check to make sure they are able to use Incognito mode, which is needed for the test. Please bring your Google login credentials and headphones/earbuds may be useful.

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

57. BF Get & Go: Breakout, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions: Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/25/2018

Location: NERIC Malone, Active Learning Space

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Are you interested in some new tools for engaging your students differently? This full-day session will focus on Breakout Edu, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions (both AR and VR), all tools that have been proven to engage students in all classrooms. The day will focus on training and instructional best practices with each tool. By taking this full day session, you will be able to sign out a NERIC Breakout Edu Kits and/or the Google Expeditions kits for use within your classroom.

Please bring a device if possible and your Google login credentials. There will be Chromebooks available for use.

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

58. BF Get & Go: Breakout, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions:Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/26/2018

Location: NERIC Albany: Active Learning Sapce

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Are you interested in some new tools for engaging your students differently? This full-day session will focus on Breakout Edu, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions (both AR and VR), all tools that have been proven to engage students in all classrooms. The day will focus on training and instructional best practices with each tool. By taking this full day session, you will be able to sign out a NERIC Breakout Edu Kits and/or the Google Expeditions kits for use within your classroom. This will be a collaborative session between Malone and Albany's Active Learning Spaces.

Please bring a device if possible and your Google login credentials. There will be Chromebooks available for use.

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

59. BF Get & Go: Breakout, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions:Malone

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/26/2018

Location: NERIC Malone: Active Learning Space Room 148

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Are you interested in some new tools for engaging your students differently? This full-day session will focus on Breakout Edu, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions (both AR and VR), all tools that have been proven to engage students in all classrooms. The day will focus on training and instructional best practices with each tool. By taking this full day session, you will be able to sign out a NERIC Breakout Edu Kits and/or the Google Expeditions kits for use within your classroom. This will be a collaborative session between Malone and Albany's Active Learning Spaces.

Please bring a device if possible and your Google login credentials. There will be Chromebooks available for use.

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

60. Introduction to Excel 2016

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2018

The Excel 2016 interface is the most current version of Microsoft Excel. This half-day session is designed for individuals who have no prior experience with Microsoft Excel. The class will focus on relevant office and classroom exercises that can be adapted and modified by educators and support staff. Topics covered will include: the work environment, worksheet and workbook formatting, formulas and functions, conditional formatting, and basic charts and graphs.

Please bring a laptop running Excel 2016.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Schenectady

61. schooltoolTM Foundations

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/26/2018

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.

62. Intermediate Excel 2016

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2018

This class is designed for individuals who have some experience using Microsoft Excel. The focus is on graphing and analyzing data in Excel. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: new features and functions in Excel 2016, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, enhanced gradebooks, conditional formatting, lookup tables, graphing student and scientific data, importing and filtering data, working with live Web-based data, lists and PivotTables.

Please bring a laptop running Excel 2016.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Schenectady

63. (RSE-TASC) Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE): Overview of Procedures and Best Practice training in Albany

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

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Providers, Special/General Educators, Related Service Providers, Administrators, County/Municipal Representatives

Dates: 7/27/2018

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From the point of a child's referral to the CPSE to the transition from preschool services into school-age education (CSE), the CPSE process relies heavily on collaboration. This collaborative effort is representative of the partnerships formed between the parents, school districts, approved evaluators and service providers, county/municipal representatives and, when appropriate, early intervention providers.

This workshop will review practices that align with state requirements and support the CPSE in providing high quality services. Topics will include: NYS regulated procedures/timelines, the EI to CPSE transition, the CPSE process (including referral, evaluations, eligibility, IEP) and the CPSE to school age transition.

64. Expand Your Knowledge of Google Classroom and Extensions

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/27/2018

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Learn how to engage your students with Google. In this training, you will learn the about using extensions and apps for use in your Google classroom. This class will focus on extensions, Google apps and add-ons (particularly Flubaroo, Doctopus, Classroom). Ideas will be shared on best practices for using these Google Apps with your students.

Bring a laptop or Chromebook.

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

65. Saranac Lake Tech Camp Day 1

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/27/2018

Location: Petrova Elementary

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Saranac Lake Central School is hosting two identical tech camp days this summer, July 27th and August 8th.This registration is for Tech Camp Day 1. These sessions will be of varying levels and topics.

There will be 4 sessions, each 50 minutes in length.Sessions will be at Petrova Elementary School and will start at 9am (Please note: location may be changed due to district on-going construction) Lunch will be on your own. Please bring a device.

To access a schedule, click here.

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

66. schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part I

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/27/2018

This webinar will be a review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover checklist. Topics will include updates to custom and canned reports, homeroom assignment, adding assessments to student records, activities, faculty record updates, graduation requirements and maintenance settings for BOCES virtual locations.

67. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/19/2018

Location: Online

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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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/19/2018

Location: Online

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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

69. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/19/2018

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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

70. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 7/31/2018

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This face-to-face course is explicitly designed for NERIC Model Schools online instructors who wish to migrate their current online content to the Schoology LMS platform. The class will focus on the following topics: overview and navigation of Schoology, importing and creating new content, logon procedures for participants, and the differences between Schoology and Blackboard LMS platforms. Prerequisites: You must be a current NERIC Model Schools or Distance Learning instructor.

71. Fact Fluency: Mining and Adapting Online Resources to Your Math Program - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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Learn to use the collaborative tools online such as Google Slides, Google Forms and Google Docs to adapt the fluency resources and activities online at EngageNY to your classroom math program. We will look at the Key Fluencies and how they progress from grades K through 8. We will watch videos and share examples of fluency activities and discuss how to fit them into your busy day.

The suggested audience is K-8 math educators.

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

72. Taking Writing Strategies to the Next Level with Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/29/2018

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This course will be a collaborative class working with writing strategies. We will be focusing on using technology to create lessons and materials for teachers to use in their writing lessons. The tools you learn can be used to supplement any writing program that may be currently used in your school. In this 15-hour online course you will gain experience with Google Slides, Google Sharing, SMART Notebook, and multiple poster-making tools. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials and ideas to use in support of your writing instruction.

It is highly recommended that participants have access to a copy of The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.

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

This course is for teachers, specialists and administrators searching for tools to use when working with students with severe behaviors. It is a (mostly) online asynchronous book study of Lost at School, by Ross W. Greene, PhD. We will use Google Slides to create mini-lessons for our students to develop and practice the skills they lack for responding to social, emotional and behavioral challenges. We will develop surveys using Google Forms to use as an ongoing formative assessment, and use collaborative Google apps to share thoughts, resources, and ideas. This course will include one virtual meeting using Zoom to be scheduled by surveying participants at the start of the course.

Participants must have access to the book Lost at School, by Ross W. Greene, PhD Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

This course is for teachers, specialists, administrators and paraprofessionals searching for tools to use when working with students with severe behaviors. It is a (mostly) online asynchronous book study of the book The Explosive Child, by Ross W. Greene, PhD. We will use Social Network tools such as Class Dojo as communication tools for education teams and parents working together to address severe behaviors. We will use Google Apps to track triggers and analyze data about our children.

Participants will need access to the book The Explosive Child, by Ross W. Greene, PhD. Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

Group projects, class participation, and presentations are particularly difficult for introverted students navigating an extrovert-centric school setting. In this class we will read the book Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain, and learn how to use technology to reach our introverted students as we develop alternatives to the traditional presentations and group work that cause them undo stress and anxiety. The book is written for kids and teens, so it is a quick read and easy to use in your classroom, with chapters written especially for teachers and parents.

You will need access to the book Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain.

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

76. Addressing the Impact of Trauma in our Schools: An Initial Conversation

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/1/2018

The prevalence of trauma amongst students and staff in our schools in only growing. Trauma reaches into the largest, smallest and most and least affluent families, communities and schools. Trauma’s impact is at a minimum a disruptive, undermining force in education and at its worst can be devastating to the individual and wreak havoc on the educational system.

This event is intended to bring together leaders from school districts to gain common understanding, identify shared concerns and draft next steps for developing a region-wide response to deal with trauma and to mitigate its impact.

Anticipated Agenda

~Welcome

~Trauma: Definition, Prevalence & Impact

~What are Districts Currently Doing to Address the Impact of Trauma

~Needs Assessment

~Next Steps

~Closing

There is no cost for attending this event.

Sign in begins at 8:00 am, workshop at 8:30 am.

77. Digital Storytelling Tools: Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/1/2018

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

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Digital stories are multimedia files that combine photos, video, animation, sound, music, text and often a narrative voice. Digital storytelling may be used as an expressive way to integrated subject matter along with knowlege and skills from the entire curriculum into any classroom.

This full day session will highlight the basics of digital storytelling, including the elements and then participants will dive into technology tools. Tools to be covered but not limited to, are: Animoto, Google Slides and Keep, Flip Grid, Tour Creator, Tour Builder, StreetView, Canva, Screencastify, Visme.

Please bring your own device, there will limited Chromebooks available for use.

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

78. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/1/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary 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 refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

79. Next Generation Math Standards Overview

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/2/2018

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Professional Development for Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum, Building Leaders focusing on the Next Generation of Math Standards. Come explore the revisions of the Math standards and identify areas that your district can focus on during the 2018-2019 school year to support your teachers with building awareness of the Math Standards.

80. The 2nd Annual Model Schools Leadership Event in Lake Placid

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Leadership

Dates: 8/2/2018

Location: Lake Placid Conference Center

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Leadership is challenging. As a leader your needs are met last, if at all. NERIC Model Schools invites you to a very special retreat for school leaders, to nourish your professional wellness and needs. Come to be inspired, rejuvenated, and truly connected with other leaders from the North Country to the Capital District.

Lunch will be provided. More details coming soon!

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Location: Lake Placid Conference Center, Lake Placid, NY
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fee: NERIC Model Schools District Members- Free, Others- $150.00 per person.

81. Digital Storytelling Tools: Malone

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/3/2018

Location: NERIC Malone: Active Learning Space Room 148

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Digital stories are multimedia files that combine photos, video, animation, sound, music, text and often a narrative voice. Digital storytelling may be used as an expressive way to integrated subject matter along with knowlege and skills from the entire curriculum into any classroom.

This full day session will highlight the basics of digital storytelling, including the elements and then participants will dive into technology tools. Tools to covered but not limited to, are: Animoto, Google Slides and Keep, Flip Grid, Tour Creator, Tour Builder, StreetView, Canva, Screencastify, Visme.

Please bring your own device, there will limited Chromebooks available for use.

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

Learn how to engage your students with Google. In this training, you will create interactive notes to use in the classroom. We will use Drawings, Docs, Slides, and Keep. The class will also focus on how to create and format notes using Google Apps. Some areas to be covered will include: templates, editing tools, formatting, backgrounds, best blogs and useful sites. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using interactive notes with your students.

Bring a laptop or Chromebook.

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

83. schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part I

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/3/2018

This webinar will be a review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover checklist. Topics will include updates to custom and canned reports, homeroom assignment, adding assessments to student records, activities, faculty record updates, graduation requirements and maintenance settings for BOCES virtual locations.

84. Uncommon Learning - A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/26/2018

Location: Online

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“Integrate digital media and new applications with purpose and build a culture of learning with pleasure! Let students use real-world tools to do real-world work and develop skills society demands. Be the leader who creates this environment. UnCommon Learning shows you how to transform a learning culture through sustainable and innovative initiatives. It moves straight to the heart of using innovations such as Makerspaces, Blended Learning and Microcredentials.”-Book Description

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.

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

85. Parental Communication in the Social Media Age

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/18/2018

Location: Online

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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

86. Primary Source Connections - Online Resources for Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/26/2018

Location: Online

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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

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: Lisa Ball

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

Additional Information:

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.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

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

88. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/6/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary 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 refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

89. OF Evidence Based Observation - Collecting Valid and Reliable Evidence of Teacher Practice

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2018

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This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for certification of new Lead Evaluators. Participants will work to refine observation skills and conversations with colleagues on improved student learning. This workshop provides an overview of the Framework for Teaching-Danielson. The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. Participants will explore and deepen their understanding of the components, elements and rubrics, engage in professional conversations and begin to think about the role of the Framework as a tool for teacher evaluation and professional growth.

Participants will:

~ Work with the Framework for teaching (Danielson)

~ Work with approved Teacher Rubrics refining observation skills and reaching consistency in ratings with their colleagues. Particular attention will be paid to the difference between "Proficient" and "Distinguished."

~ Video clips of actual classroom instruction will be observed,discussed, and analyzed using the rubrics that are on the approved list.

Participants must bring:

~ Your Danielson Rubric

~ Evidence collection sheets or software that you have been using

~ Sample evidence you have collected to date

~ Your current APPR agreement

90. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/7/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary 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 refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

91. The Future Superintendents Academy 2018-2019

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/7/2018

The Future Superintendents Academy is a comprehensive program to prepare high level administrators aspiring to become superintendents in the next 3-5 years. The Academy requires a year-long commitment, beginning in July 2018 and concluding in May 2019. The program will include discussions of critical topics relevant to the superintendency, simulations and case studies, journals, reading assignments, projects and coaching.

92. Using Technology to Explore Yardsticks: Developmental Stages from Ages 4-14 - Blended

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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The book Yardsticks by Chip Wood is a must-read for educators, administrators, and parents of students ages 4-14. In this 15-hour online course, you will use the book as a tool to help you address the developmental needs of your students. The course is self-paced, with technology-based assignments corresponding to reading assignments and Discussion Board responses. You will gain experience using Google apps such as Slides, Docs and Sheets, Word Cloud apps, and Zoom virtual meetings, and explore other grade-appropriate technology for use in your classrooms.

This course will be presented on Schoology, with one in-person meeting on 8/7 at NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany, CVES Room from 1pm-4pm. Books will be available to look at. Bring a copy of your incoming class lists, including birthdays, as we will use our actual incoming students to build birthday charts and analyze the range of ages and corresponding developmental stages of our soon-to-be students. There will also be one virtual meeting (date/time to be determined via survey of participants).

You will need access to the book Yardsticks by Chip Wood.

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

93. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Albany

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

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 8/8/2018 to 8/10/2018

The CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training has been developed to provide Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson as defined by New York State law and regulation. This is the SED-vetted training. A training certificate will be awarded upon completion of the training. To view the SED brochure for additional information go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/CSEtrainbrochure.pdf

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch.

94. Google Drive and Docs - AM Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/8/2018

This hands-on workshop will focus on Google Drive and Docs. Participants will learn how to use each application and how they work together. Drive skills will include: making a copy, creating new folders, renaming, changing layout and understanding where things are stored. Docs skills will include: sharing, collaborating in real time, adding images, creating hyperlinked docs, and adding comments and suggestions.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook. Participants must have a Google account.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Schenectady

95. Saranac Lake Tech Camp Day 2

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/8/2018

Location: Petrova Elementary

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Saranac Lake Central School is hosting two identical tech camp days this summer, July 27th and August 8th.This registration is for Tech Camp Day 2. These sessions will be of varying levels and topics.

There will be 4 sessions, each 50 minutes in length.Sessions will be at Petrova Elementary School and will start at 9am (Please note: location may be changed due to district on-going construction) Lunch will be on your own. Please bring a device.

To access a schedule, click here.

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

96. Google Drive and Docs - PM Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/8/2018

This hands-on workshop will focus on Google Drive and Docs. Participants will learn how to use each application and how they work together. Drive skills will include: making a copy, creating new folders, renaming, changing layout and understanding where things are stored. Docs skills will include: sharing, collaborating in real time, adding images, creating hyperlinked docs, and adding comments and suggestions.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook. Participants must have a Google account.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Schenectady

97. Introduction to Excel 2016

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2018

The Excel 2016 interface is the most current version of Microsoft Excel. This half-day session is designed for individuals who have no prior experience with Microsoft Excel. The class will focus on relevant office and classroom exercises that can be adapted and modified by educators and support staff. Topics covered will include: the work environment, worksheet and workbook formatting, formulas and functions, conditional formatting, and basic charts and graphs.

Please bring a laptop running Excel 2016.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Schenectady

98. ISTE Certification for Educators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2018 to 8/10/2018

Focused on Pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.
ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcome.

For Classroom Educators, Coaches and Library Media Specialists
ISTE Certification helps build a teacher’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and earn recognition for his or her work in using technology to transform learning.

For School & District Leaders
ISTE Certification provides education leaders with a way to identify a school or district’s educators who are leading the way with digital age teaching practices. The certification also provides a vendor-neutral edtech credential that can be used in staff hiring decisions.

Certification Process
Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate in an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the blended learning course, participants will have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification. Content will be taught in the following four modules: Designing For Diversity; Personalized Learning & Alternative Assessments; Digital Learning Environments: Design Thinking & Computational Thinking; and The New Digital Citizenship.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - LIMITED TIME discounted price of $650 which includes all course materials, online content, portfolio submission and Facilitator support, includes Level 1 exam voucher and lunch
Others: Register though NYSCATE directly here
Location: NERIC Albany

99. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/9/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary 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 refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

100. schooltoolTM Registrar and Census

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/9/2018

This classroom training will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into schooltoolTM. We will review various methods of enrolling students into buildings or placements and assigning applicable program services. We will also look at the various tools available to maintain and verify Census data.

101. Teaching Books Webinar - Family Literacy

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 8/9/2018

From videos filmed in authors' studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists, get ready to access resources that will expand students' reading experiences and connections to the books they read.

Learning Objective: Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students and discover ways to easily share resources with families.

Adult family members, tutors, and mentors can support students at home:

~Search for a Book - being used in class or for independent reading and view the resources: MTA Book readings and movies, Book Guides/Lesson Plans, Vocabulary List

~Reader's Advisory: Scroll to "Find Resources For" and Subject specific searches, Teach Diverse Books and Award-winning Booklists

To access the webinar room:

Go to: TeachingBooks.net/BOOK

Log in as a guest with your first and last name

You need an educator log-in to create custom reading lists and share resources. You can do this prior to the webinar if you would like. Visit TeachingBooks.net/home to create the log-in.

For additional information, visit https://capregboces.libcal.com/event/4145223