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1. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/3/2017 to 7/31/2017

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Struggling with student engagement, differentiated instruction, meeting the various ability levels of your students? Then let technology help you! Blended learning involves the combination of teacher-based instruction coupled with technology to provide students with the optimal learning experience. The purpose of this 15-hour online course is to introduce you to the best practices for blended learning. After this is accomplished you will be introduced to the best and latest tools to create a blended learning lesson that you can use with your students.

You will be provided with an ENORMOUS amount of support to ensure your success! You must have access to a Learning Management System, preferably Blackboard 9.1.

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

2. Taking Reading Strategies to the Next Level with Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/3/2017 to 7/31/2017

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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, PDFs, PowerPoint, Smart Notebook, and a Poster Making App. 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

3. Young Adult Literature and Technology - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/3/2017 to 8/11/2017

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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

4. Using Technology to Engage Students with Words Their Way - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/5/2017 to 8/2/2017

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In this course we will be reviewing the basics of Words Their Way, but this is not a course explicitly about the program. We will be focusing on using technology to create materials for students to use in addition to the paper sorts. It will last for a total of 4 weeks. In this course you will gain experience with PDFs, PowerPoint and SMART Notebook. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials to use in support of the Words Their Way sorts.

It is helpful if you have access to the Words Their Way book and sorts, but it is not required. You will need access to a computer with either PowerPoint or Smart Notebook throughout the course.

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

5. Matching Text to Readers - A Collection Through Google Docs

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/5/2017 to 7/20/2017

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Delve into text complexity using a variety of high quality texts to support literacy learning. You will learn how to match a variety of books to readers while integrating it within your curriculum. In this blended class, you will create and share several Google documents analyzing fiction and nonfiction texts. Participants who complete both the in-class and online component will receive 15 hours. You will have numerous opportunities to engage with complex, grade appropriate fiction and nonfiction texts for both whole class and small group settings to comprehend texts in a deeper way. The online portion of class runs July 5th through August 10th.

Please bring your Google login.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $230
Location: NERIC Albany and Online

6. Using Technology to Explore Yardsticks: Developmental Stages from Ages 4-14 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 8/31/2017

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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 21-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 Excel, Word Cloud apps, Google Docs, Padlet, and explore other grade-appropriate technology for use in your classrooms.

You need access to Virtual Blackboard, word processing, and spreadsheet application. Your incoming class lists including dates of birth would be helpful! You will need access to a copy of Yardsticks by Chip Wood, available in paperback.

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

7. Digitally Introducing Texts in Guided Reading - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 8/14/2017

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In this course you will be learning the basics of guided reading and how to include technology in your book introductions in order to engage students. This course is split into three sessions in order to provide an outline for you to manage your time. You should allow two weeks per session. In this course you will gain experience with Excel, PDFs, Vocaroo, and Padlet. You will leave this course with a "data base" of book introductions for use in your own classrooms.

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

8. Excel 2013: Spreadsheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 8/14/2017

This online course introduces educators to the features of Excel 2013. The focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: new features and functions, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, enhanced gradebooks, conditional formatting, lookup tables, graphing data, importing and filtering data, working with live Web-based data, lists and PivotTables. 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 Excel 2013 software. 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: $125
Location: Online

9. Fact Fluency: Mining and Adapting the Resources on EngageNY to your Math Program - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/31/2017

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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.

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

10. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 8/21/2017

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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.

11. iPhoneography 101 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 8/14/2017

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The best camera you have is the one you have with you. iPhoneography is the art of taking, editing, and sharing images with an Apple iPhone. This five week online course focuses on: photography techniques for the iPhone, using apps to edit and share your images, critiquing photos, and incorporating iPhones into the classroom. Participants who complete all the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation.

Prerequisites: The course content is written for the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, 7 and 7+. Participants must be able to download several free apps and purchase one $1.99 app for their iPhone.

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

12. Kick it Up a Notch! Digital Booktalk Strategies and Presentation Tools - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/28/2017

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Looking for new ways to engage readers? How to hook readers on new or classic books? Looking for fun, new ELA/reading projects for students? Then this course might be for you! We will learn the essence of what makes a successful booktalk - either for your use or for storytelling projects with students. Then we will learn to use cutting edge presentation tools to create the booktalks. After this course, you will know how to create a digital presentation storyboard, use five different computer-based tools to create a booktalk, and you will walk away with rubrics for each type of project. As a bonus, these skills can also be directly applied to future digital storytelling projects. 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 Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online
This course is an online (mostly) asynchronous book study of the book The Paraprofessional’s Guide to the Inclusive Classroom: Working as a Team, by Mary Beth Doyle, PhD. We will use Slack to create a social media platform to facilitate communication between adults working together in Special Education classrooms, and Remind as a tool for communicating with families of our students with special needs. We will use Slack to share thoughts about the book, and practice using Remind, then set up both to get ready for our incoming classes for the fall. You will also participate in a GoTo Meeting, and set up a GoTo Meeting with another participant from the class, so that you learn to use that tool for networking with colleagues from other school districts.

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

14. Vocabulary in Math: The reading Connection to Mathematics

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/10/2017

With the shift in Mathematics, students are expected to think mathematically and solve problems and preserve in solving them. As the 8 Mathematical Practices outline, our students need to be able to attack word problems and be able to solve them. How about the students that struggle with reading? How do we allow them to still be mathematically proficient despite struggling in reading? . This workshop is designed for teachers in grades 3-6, administrators, curriculum developers, as well as Academic Intervention Services teachers.

15. Windows into the Past: Using Primary Source Materials in the Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/28/2017

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Come discover the power of using primary source materials in the classroom! Through primary source analysis teachers can help students construct knowledge, connect with content, think creatively and critically, and develop critical 21st Century Skills in every content area, at all grade levels! In this course we will learn about and how to: use digital collections of primary source materials; analyze primary sources; coach students to think like historians; identify strategies for inquiry-based learning; and generate a student lesson & activities that integrate/utilize primary sources. This is hands-on, inquiry-based learning at its best! 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

16. (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: 7/10/2017 to 7/13/2017

The 4 Day 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 all 4 days of 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.

17. You Can Do That with Google Apps!?

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/10/2017

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This course is designed for participants that are familiar with Google Apps for Education (G Suite) and are now looking for new ways to use these tools in the classroom. We will look at multiple examples of class activities and applications using Google Classroom, Docs, Forms, MyMaps, Drawings, Slides and Sites. There will be opportunities to ask questions and begin designing your own materials for the coming school year!

Participants need a Google account.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Scotia-Glenville

18. Deeper Dive into Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/11/2017

Interested in learning how to really wrangle Google Forms? This hands-on training will encourage the participant to create multiple types of forms. Some examples include: event registrations, whip up a quick opinion poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, permission slips and much more. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 3 hours
Date: July 11
Time: 8:30-11:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Haystack Room

19. Fundations Level K

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/11/2017

The Fundations® Level K Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level K curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
•Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
•Identify the skills taught in Fundations® Level K: phonological awareness; phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
•Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
•Prepare a daily Level K learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
•Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

20. Coding for the Elementary Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2017

Coding in grades K-5 will review strategies for introducing coding to students. Coding reinforces foundational skills such as left to right reading, counting, planning, and building patterns, which makes it an engaging learning experience even for our youngest student population. We will start with talking about how to introduce the thought process and logic behind coding before students begin to code on the computers through stories and paper-based activities. Then, we will review the many resources available on Code.org, Tynker, and Scratch. With these resources, students will reinforce critical thinking skills while programming with their characters from their favorite movies and games ranging from Frozen to Minecraft!

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

21. Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/11/2017

Ever want to flip your classroom so your students were learning at home? Or maybe just have a safe environment that your students can comment and challenge each other? If so, then Google Classroom is for you. This half-day, hands-on training takes you from step one of creating a Google Classroom, to tips for getting the most effective use of your digital classroom. You'll learn about: class setup, classroom use as a teacher, administrator or committee member, instructional tips, resources and using classroom as a student. Adequate work time will be embedded into session for teachers to feel comfortable in the platform. Participants are encouraged to bring documents, units, quizzes to the session to add to your Google Classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 3 hours
Date: July 11
Time: 12:30- 3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Haystack Room

22. Fundations Level 2

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/12/2017

The Fundations® Level 2 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 2 curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
•Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
•Identify the skills taught in Fundations Level 2: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; spelling and punctuation.
•Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
•Prepare a daily Level 2 learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
•Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

23. Maximizing Student Learning and Unlock Their Mathematical Potential

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/12/2017

Ever ask “Why don’t you remember that?” or “I taught you that.” Learn strategies and techniques that focuses on optimizing learning for all student by focusing on memory retention. Strategies will focus across grade levels but can be transferred across grade levels.

24. Elevating Your Guided Reading Groups to the Next Level Grades 3-6

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/12/2017

Teachers constantly facing the challenge of meeting the diverse needs of students will find structure and tools they need in this workshop. Participants will focus on components of an effective guided reading lesson and data to help drive instruction. This workshhop is designed for K-8 teachers, AIS teachers, special education teachers and ELA coordinators.
Learn the "new" Google Forms, with all its added features. Use with students or colleagues. Forms are easy to construct, and are designed using content pertinent to your subject area. Respondents fill out forms online, and Google "instantly" summarizes the answers in a spreadsheet and creates a colored chart, summarizing the respondent's answers. Add images, videos, section headers, etc. Use images as part of the question, or as distractors. Use for quizzes, how-to steps, collecting assignments, data collection, science experiments, math reviews, and more.

You will also learn how to make forms self-correcting so you can grade tests/quizzes quickly. Features include the ability to assign points to each question, create answer keys, and decide whether to give students immediate feedback, or email their grades later. Add links to "extra help resources" within each question. Give individual feedback to students, with private comments. Hand-score for specific students who need special attention.

Attendees should have a Google account before the first session. Participants may bring their own laptops, Chromebooks, or notebooks for the session (not iPads or Android tablets). School computers will also be available.

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

26. Leadership to Support New Science Standards

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 principals

Dates: 7/13/2017

Principals are often left out of the professional development during implementation of new standards, yet their role is critical for successful instructional shifts. Come and experience science phenomena and science modeling that leads to student engagement and skill development. Dr. Steve Danna currently works with pre-service educators and has experience creating viable professional learning communities focused on instructional outcomes.

27. Next Steps in Google: Moving Beyond the Basics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/13/2017

This full-day, hands-on session will focus on ways to incorporate creativity, collaboration and communication into the classroom for not only student benefit, but for teacher and admin benefit as well. Learn some new tricks and tools as well as have some time to build for the upcoming school year. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 7 hours
Date: July 13
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

28. Teaching Students to Read and Read Well

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/13/2017

The question is a big one: How can we teach our students to read, read well, and read on their own? It can be argued that being able to read insightfully and independently is one of the most important skills a student can have, in that it provides the foundation for learning in every other subject. In this workshop, teachers will gain tools to help prepare students to be strong readers both in the classroom, and in the world beyond it. Teachers will learn ways to teach students to read harder texts, 'closely read' texts rigorously and intentionally, and read nonfiction more effectively. Audience: Middle and High School ELA teachers

29. Using the Daily 5 Effectively in the Elementary Classroom

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/13/2017

The Daily 5 has been proven effective in Literacy (and now Math) as a way for teachers to structure time and increase independence to allow for individualized attention in small groups or one-on-one. This 8-week course will help teachers who are new to the Daily 5, as well as those who are looking to improve on their Daily 5 instruction and management through the anchor text, The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades. Through a blended learning model, participants will be able to work with teachers in person and remotely to discuss and share practices they are using in the classroom. Please bring laptop to initial meeting.

30. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

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

Audience: Directors of Education, School Administrators, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 7/14/2017

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This session is intended to allow leaders of residential 853 and Special Act schools to network with one another and receive policy updates and guidance from the RSE-TASC. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services for students with disabilities.

31. (RSE-TASC) Non-District PBIS Roundtable

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

Audience: Non-District (853, Special Act, Residential/Day Treatment schools) PBIS coaches and/or team members who are currently implementing PBIS.

Dates: 7/14/2017

This roundtable is intended for PBIS coaches and team members from Non-District schools who are implementing PBIS. The roundtable topics will reflect the current needs of the participants and an agenda will be emailed one week prior to the roundtable. Topics will include, but are not limited to: success, challenges, barriers, staff buy-in, kick-off events, teaching behavioral expectations, acknowledgement systems, data collection and analysis, etc.

32. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 8/21/2017

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

33. Introduction to Pixlr - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 8/21/2017

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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

34. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 8/4/2017

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 8/4/2017

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

36. Screencast-O-Matic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 8/4/2017

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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

37. Make and Take MakerSpace Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/17/2017

This full-day, hands-on session will focus on ways to take your classroom, school and/or district MakerSpace to the next level. Discussions will focus around ways to incorporate MakerSpaces into curriculum areas, ways to organize, review of Makerspaces as well as work time to create tasks. Participants should bring devices, ideas, and pictures of their MakerSpaces.

Length: 7 hours
Date: July 7
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: Malone, St. Joe’s Elementary Library Media Center

38. NWEA Map- Applying Reports

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/18/2017

Access, interpret and begin to apply status, growth and progress data; identify goal area strengths and needs to group students; use growth projection data and learning statements to develop academic goals; share ownership of data with students and parents.

39. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/18/2017

Do you sometime feel like you are being left behind by your students? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/administrator workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 3 hours
Date: July 18
Time: 8:30-11:30

Location/Room: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

40. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 7/18/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school teachers and administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage Forms, YouTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 3 hours
Date: July 18
Time: 12:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Haystack Room

41. NYS Science Standards Alive! Grades 6-8

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Grades 6-8 teachers

Dates: 7/19/2017 to 7/20/2017

These concurrent 2-day workshops will be a positive introduction to the essential changes required in instruction and student expectations of the new science standards. Teachers will experience local phenomena and science modeling. Participate in lessons aligned to the standards, engineering design and have the opportunity to work with grade level colleagues to develop a phenomena-based lesson. Support for content areas in high school will be provided and resources for continuing the work.

42. NYS Science Standards Alive! Grades 9-12

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Grades 9-12 teachers

Dates: 7/19/2017 to 7/20/2017

These concurrent 2-day workshops will be a positive introduction to the essential changes required in instruction and student expectations of the new science standards. Teachers will experience local phenomena and science modeling. Participate in lessons aligned to the standards, engineering design and have the opportunity to work with grade level colleagues to develop a phenomena-based lesson. Support for content areas in high school will be provided and resources for continuing the work.

43. NYS Science Standards Alive! Grades K-5

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-5 teachers

Dates: 7/19/2017 to 7/20/2017

These concurrent 2-day workshops will be a positive introduction to the essential changes required in instruction and student expectations of the new science standards. Teachers will experience local phenomena and science modeling. Participate in lessons aligned to the standards, engineering design and have the opportunity to work with grade level colleagues to develop a phenomena-based lesson. Support for content areas in high school will be provided and resources for continuing the work.

44. Chromebook Device Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/19/2017

Is your district moving to 1:1 devices with Chromebooks? Or, have you had a Chromebook and you would like to become more comfortable using the device to improve your instruction and to engage your students? This hands-on training will cover the basics of Chromebooks from logging in and out; accessing documents, apps and extensions; and instructional best practices for using Chromebooks in your own classroom. Creating collaborative documents as well as work and play time are embedded into the full day training. Bring your own device or use one of the limited number of devices that will be available.

Length: 7 hours
Date: July 19
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/19/2017

This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for recertification of 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

46. Making the Math Classroom More Engaging

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/19/2017

Make your lessons student centered and more engaging. Learn different methods you can utilize in your classroom to get students more involved. Through these methods, students take more ownership of their learning. Content for activities will vary but strategies can easily transferred to any grade level.

47. Moving "Word Callers" to "Comprehension Thinkers"

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/19/2017

Have you ever zoned out during reading: pronouncing words, but never really processed their meaning? This is how word callers experience all of their reading. In fact, strong decoders with limited comprehension account for nearly a third of all struggling readers. Through this course, with the help of an anchor text and online learning, teachers will help move these students from beyond word callers to comprehension thinkers. Please bring a laptop to the first meeting. Cost includes book, initial meeting and online meetings throughout the school year.

48. Getting Started with Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/19/2017

Learn how to assign and collect work easier with Google Classroom. We will cover everything you need to get started including setting up a class, inviting students, and creating assignments.

Bring your Chromebook or an internet-ready device!

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

49. Immerse Yourself in Breakout EDU

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/19/2017

Come see why teachers and students all over the world are falling in love with Breakout EDU, an immersive learning platform. In this session you'll get to play a Breakout EDU game with other attendees. Using collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication you will try to beat the clock and break into the Breakout EDU box. You will see how to transform any physical space into the ultimate gaming experience and use Breakout EDU with your students no matter what content area or grade level you teach.

Participants may wish to bring a laptop or notebook for the presentation portion of the class. It is not necessary to currently own a Breakout EDU kit to participate.

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

50. How to Prepare Students for Online Testing

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/20/2017

New York State is making the move towards online testing for all students starting in 2020, but what does that mean to our students? What type of skills do our students need to master in order to be efficient users of technology to take these online assessments? It is more than just point and click.

Instructional best practices and strategies for reading online and for writing from online texts will be discussed and covered as well as what is entailed in completing math assessments online. Discussions will center around solutions to add simple technology components into what is already being taught within classrooms across the state, without having to reinvent. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 7 hours
Date: July 20
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

51. Dive into 3D Printing and Design

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/20/2017 to 7/27/2017

In this two-part hands-on workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of 3D design using Tinkercad, a free online tool that makes 3D design easy even if you have no experience. This second session will focus on the basic use of a 3D printer, including types of filament, rafts, support for structures, and all the things you do not think about until you are actually trying to print something! We will be using our Afinia 3D printer, but information will be applicable to other brands. Best of all, we will be printing your design, so you will leave with a “trophy” of your hard work! (We will need to print most designs ahead of time, so some "work on your own" time is calculated in for you to perfect and email your file prior to the second meeting).

Please bring a laptop if possible.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: NERIC Albany, CVES Room

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 8/21/2017

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

53. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 8/11/2017

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

54. Teaching with Primary Sources 2 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 8/11/2017

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This online course is for participants who have taken "Windows into the Past - Using Primary Source Tools" OR have some experience using Primary Sources in the classroom. 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
This course is an online asynchronous book study of the book 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 help our students use Google Forms to create their own self-assessments to reflect on situations that challenge them.

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

56. Technology Tools to Enhance Collaborative Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 8/11/2017

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Participants will learn to use web-based, interactive technology to engage all levels of learners in any subject area. We will aggressively hit many tools and discuss key strategies for authentically using these tools in the classroom.

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

57. Capital Region BOCES Institute on Mentoring for Administrators, Teachers, Coaches and Mentors

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/25/2017 to 7/26/2017

This summer two-day institute will offer school leaders, mentors, teachers and coaches an opportunity to examine best practices in developing a stronger learning community in their school through an effective mentoring program for supporting teachers. The two days are planned to examine the impact of teacher leadership and establishing a sustainable mentoring program. Day One will offer school leaders an understanding of the relationship of mentors, administrators and new teachers and time to determine school needs and begin to plan a new approach. Roles of mentors and challenges of planning a program to meet the needs of diverse learners will be shared. A major theme will be: How do school leaders create the climate, culture and structure for mentoring? Day Two will concentrate on helping mentors and coaches re-visit their roles, use data, develop meaningful focused conversations with new teachers, deal with personnel/evaluation issues and build an improvement cycle in mentoring. Two follow up session will be held in November and March for continued professional development.

58. Engineering Design Practices - Grades K-2

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-2 Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2017

Engineering practices are integral to the successful implementation of new science standards. K-2 and 3-5 have engineering student performance expectations at the end of the grade bands. Leisha Sherman has been implementing engineering units with elementary students and will share the engineering design process, student management techniques and connections to literacy.

59. Evidence Based Observation- New Administrators

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/25/2017

This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for new administrators. 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

60. Engineering Design Practices - Grades 3-5

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: 3-5 Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2017

Engineering practices are integral to the successful implementation of new science standards. K-2 and 3-5 have engineering student performance expectations at the end of the grade bands. Leisha Sherman has been implementing engineering units with elementary students and will share the engineering design process, student management techniques and connections to literacy.

61. Making Mentor Sentences Digital - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2017 to 8/23/2017

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 15-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.

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

62. Distributed Leadership with James Spillane

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2017

Participants will engage in thinking about the challenge of designing and redesigning school district and school educational infrastructure to support instruction, lead instructional improvement, and manage instructional quality. This workshop will involve a combination of presentation of research findings, pair and group activities and simulations, and whole group discussions designed to stimulate conversations about the work of instructional improvement in school systems and schools. $200 per person $875 teams of 5 $1,500 teams of 10

63. Mathematics Instruction in the Early Childhood Classroom (K-2)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2017

This course will take participants through teaching mathematics to the youngest of students; those in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. At this stage of development, teachers are building the foundational skills in Mathematics that will lead to future success as they progress through the later grade levels. Through group discussions, both in person and online, participants will walk away with strategies and best practices that allow for the youngest students to be successful. This course is geared towards teachers in grades Pre-K - 1, AIS teachers, as well as administrators.

64. The Future Superintendents Academy 2017-2018

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2017

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The Future Superintendents Academy is a comprehensive program to prepare high level administrators aspiring to become superintendents in the next two years. The Academy requires a year-long commitment, beginning in July 2017 and concluding in May 2018. The program will include discussions of critical topics relevant to the superintendency, simulations and case studies, journals, reading assignments, projects and coaching. Must apply and be accepted into the program.

65. Intro to G Suite

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2017

This course is for beginners who are seeking to find more comfort using Google Apps. A short overview of Google Apps for Education will be provide, followed by step-by-step guidance on how to perform basic, yet amazing, functions that will make your life easier. We will be working with Chrome, Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets and Gmail.

Please bring a Chromebook or internet-ready device!

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

66. Making Math Stations Work in the Primary Classroom (Pre-K – 2)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2017

While center-based instruction has been around for years, running this in the Primary grades can sometimes feel like a daunting task. However, that is not the case anymore! Through this training, Math participants will learn how easy it can be to run math centers in the classroom. Throughout the workshop, participants will work to understand and create ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice. This course is recommended for teachers in grades K-2, AIS teachers, math coordinators, as well as administrators.

67. Integrating Technology into your Classroom - Featuring the 7 C's

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2017

How can we use Google Apps for Education and other technologies to redefine learning in the classroom? You will walk away from this session with a set of resources for your classroom based around the 7 C's of communication, creativity, critical thinking, curiosity, citizenship, and compassion. Time will be built in for discussion, questions and sharing.

Bring your Chromebook or internet-ready device!

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

68. Argument Writing

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/27/2017

Writing strong evidence-based arguments is critical for students to become self-advocating agents of change in their larger world. Participants will experience partner and small group work with one-on-one debate, eventually leading to powerful argument writing based on evidence and structure. Increasing sophistication and abstraction will move participants from debating and writing about literature to eventually writing evidence-based arguments that include research around issues worth debating. Participants will leave with the ability to instruct and coach students on topics that can easily be integrated into content area work. Audience: All Middle School teachers who teach writing

69. DASA for Administrators & Coordinators (July 27, 2017)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administators and DASA Coordinators

Dates: 7/27/2017

This training includes a case study and exercise in conducting an investigation, as well as a review of new VADIR/DASA reporting requirements and proposed changes to the structure. Participants will also learn to distinguish bullying from conflict and have a better understanding of discrimination and harassment. The different forms of bullying (i.e face to face, cyber-bullying…) will also be reviewed, along with interventions. This workshop will include perspectives from an attorney, a DASA trainer and a school administrator. (Sign in begins at 8:00 am)

Instructors:

Michele Jones, Esq.

Cathy Welling, MS, CPP-G

Thomas Baumgartner, Ed.D.

70. Make and Take MakerSpace Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/28/2017

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This full-day, hands-on session will focus on ways to take your classroom, school and/or district MakerSpace to the next level. Discussions will focus around ways to incorporate MakerSpaces into curriculum areas, ways to organize, review of Makerspaces as well as work time to create tasks. Participants should bring devices, ideas, and pictures of their MakerSpaces.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: NERIC Albany, CVES Room

71. Falling in Love with Close Reading K-2

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/1/2017

Close reading has become popular among ELA teachers, but it is also a strategy that can be used in science, social studies, math and the arts. Learn to make close reading rigorous for their students, meaningful and joyful as well. Empower students to analyze texts; admire the craft of a beloved book; study favorite songs and videogames; and challenge peers in evidence-based discussions.

72. Project Based Units Aligned to the NYSSLS - Grades 3-5

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Grades 3-5 teachers

Dates: 8/1/2017

A project-based approach is an engaging instructional method aligned to the new standards. All of the teachers have implemented projects that include community partners, authentic student products, 21st century skills development and standards alignment. Classroom examples from the successful projects and support for beginning a new project will be provided.

73. Taking Writing Strategies to the Next Level with Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/29/2017

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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 Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.

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

74. Tech-Infused Book Study: Prezi, Padlet, and the Quiet Power of Introverts - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/31/2017

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Group projects, class participation, and presentations are particularly difficult for introverted students learning to navigate an extroverted world. In this class we will read the book Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain, and learn how to use Prezi and Padlet as asynchronous collaborative tools, then develop a group project for our students to try using that technology. We will schedule a GoToMeeting to "present" projects to each other in the last week of the course. 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.

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

75. Chrome Apps and Extensions for the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/1/2017

This full-day session will be about exploring Apps and Extensions that work in classroom. The session will focus on general education and special education Chrome components. Participants will have time to install and play with the highlighted apps and extensions and to make the connection into their classroom, for not only themselves but for their students as well. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available. (Please note: be sure that your Google domain administrator has given you rights to add apps and extensions to the device you are bringing).

Length: 7 hours
Date: August 1
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

76. Trauma 101 (August 1, 2017)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Classroom teachers, special education teachers, CSE chairpersons, social workers, psychologists, counselors and administrators.

Dates: 8/1/2017

Delve into the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Explore how trauma is often at the center of an individual’s school problems, mental health challenges, substance use, physical health issues and/or criminal justice involvement. Learn about basic trauma-responsive techniques and how to infuse trauma-informed care principles into daily practice.

Training begins at 8:30 a.m. (registration starts at 8:00 a.m.).

77. NYSCATE - Google Expeditions

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2017

Virtual Reality opportunities allow for students to explore places they would not be able to easily. Visiting Museums, Underwater Reefs, and Outer Space are just some of the Virtual Field Trips that can be explored with Google Expeditions. District Teams are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about the specific classroom materials that are needed to fully experience these trips as well as time to explore resources and build their own customized 360 adventures. Event Flyer

Expeditions Kits are available for purchase and are encouraged to have a fully immersive experience (not required for attendance).

Fee: Model Schools Participants - $125 (materials extra)
Others: Register through NYSCATE directly
Location: Cohoes High School, LGI Room

IMPORTANT: Follow these instructions to register through NERIC:

1) Register in MLP by clicking Enroll below to get on the course roster.

2) Print the Registration Form and have it signed by your superintendent or business official and emailed to hilary.dee@neric.org prior to course start date (written signature only).

3) If you wish to purchase materials to use in your district, complete the Materials Form indicating Bill through NERIC. Use drop-downs to indicate student devices, teacher devices, and viewers you wish to order. Have it signed by your superintendent or business official and emailed to hilary.dee@neric.org by mid-July (written signature only).

If you are a NERIC Model Schools participant, NERIC will bill you for all fees. Do not pay NYSCATE directly. Do not choose credit card.

78. Project Based Units Aligned to the NYSSLS - Grades 6-8

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Grades 6-8 teachers

Dates: 8/2/2017

A project-based approach is an engaging instructional method aligned to the new standards. All of the teachers have implemented projects that include community partners, authentic student products, 21st century skills development and standards alignment. Classroom examples from the successful projects and support for beginning a new project will be provided.

79. Bring Your Work to the "Expert" Day

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/2/2017

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: 7 hours
Date: August 2
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

80. Evidence Based Observation- New Administrators

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2017

This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for new administrators. 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

81. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 1 - Using Google Docs - An Online Introduction (AM Session)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2017

This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 1 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students in using Google Docs to create & edit content, as well as collaborate online with peers and instructors. Some of the areas to be covered will include: creating, importing, & formatting a document; using a template; inserting images & hyperlinks; using the collaboration tools; adding comments; translating & using the voice typing. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using Google Docs with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. Each session will be offered in the morning or afternoon of the same day. Participants have the option of registering for either session. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

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

82. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 1 - Using Google Docs - An Online Introduction (PM Session)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2017

This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 1 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students in using Google Docs to create & edit content, as well as collaborate online with peers and instructors. Some of the areas to be covered will include: creating, importing, & formatting a document; using a template; inserting images & hyperlinks; using the collaboration tools; adding comments; translating & using the voice typing. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using Google Docs with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. Each session will be offered in the morning or afternoon of the same day. Participants have the option of registering for either session. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

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

83. Creating a MakerSpace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/3/2017

Location: Large Conference Room FEH Boces Malone

Want to create a MakerSpace environment within your own classroom but worried about how to start? This hands-on maker presentation will explore the basic concepts of MakerSpaces, cover low-tech and inexpensive ways to begin your own classroom MakerSpace, and give you some simple pointers on how to start from scratch. You will understand the basics of Maker environments and how to begin the process of creating such spaces within their classrooms. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 3 hours
Date:August 3
Time: 8:30-11:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

84. Make and Take MakerSpace Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/3/2017

This half-day, hands-on session will focus on ways to take your classroom, school and/or district MakerSpace to the next level. Discussions will focus around ways to incorporate MakerSpaces into curriculum areas, as well as work time to create tasks. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 3 hours
Date: August 3
Time: 12:30-3:30

Location:NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

85. Microsoft Excel 2013

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/4/2017

The Excel 2013 interface is the most popular version of Excel. This full-day session is designed for individuals who have worked with prior versions of Microsoft Excel. The course will focus on relevant classroom and office exercises that can be adapted by educators and support staff. Topics covered will include: the work environment, worksheet and workbook formatting, new ways of manipulating equations and functions, conditional formatting, charts and graphs, importing data, and PivotTables.

Prerequisite: Participants must have prior experience using Microsoft Word. This class is NOT designed for beginners.

Platform: PC (applicable to Mac)

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

86. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/31/2017

New
Struggling with student engagement, differentiated instruction, meeting the various ability levels of your students? Then let technology help you! Blended learning involves the combination of teacher-based instruction coupled with technology to provide students with the optimal learning experience. The purpose of this 15-hour online course is to introduce you to the best practices for blended learning. After this is accomplished you will be introduced to the best and latest tools to create a blended learning lesson that you can use with your students.

You will be provided with an ENORMOUS amount of support to ensure your success! You must have access to a Learning Management System, preferably Blackboard 9.1.

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

87. The Power of Paperless in the Classroom & Beyond - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/28/2017

New
The Power of Paperless in the Classroom and Beyond will give teachers the power to incorporate applications and techniques to be more efficient, more organized, and significantly cut back on paper usage. Imagine a world without sticky notes; without piles of papers everywhere; no bulky planners or giant desk calendars; a world where students don't lose assignments. This course will also help you be able to prepare students for college or the workforce where being able to survive in a digital, paperless environment is advantageous. We will explore numerous applications and extensions that make going paperless efficient.

Prerequisites:
A computer with Internet
Very basic familiarity with Google Drive and the ability to create a Google Doc

Platform: PC or Mac
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $200

Location: Online

88. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017

Do you sometime feel like you are being left behind by your students? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/administrator workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 3 hours
Date: August 7
Time: 8:30-11:30

Location/Room: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

89. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 8/7/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school teachers and administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage Forms, YouTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 3 hours
Date: August 7
Time: 12:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Haystack Room

90. NWEA Map- Informing Instruction

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/8/2017

Define differentiated instruction with emphasis on readiness; identify ways to use MAP data and key resources to make instructional decisions and target diverse learning needs; identify one action step to take and more.

91. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Saranac Lake

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

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 8/8/2017 to 8/11/2017

The 4 Day 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 all 4 days of 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.

92. Chromebook Device Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/8/2017

Is your district moving to 1:1 devices with Chromebooks? Or, have you had a Chromebook and you would like to become more comfortable using the device to improve your instruction and to engage your students? This hands-on training will cover the basics of Chromebooks from logging in and out; accessing documents, apps and extensions; and instructional best practices for using Chromebooks in your own classroom. Creating collaborative documents as well as work and play time are embedded into the full day training. Bring your own device or use one of the limited number of devices that will be available.

Length: 7 hours
Date: August 8
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

93. Elevating Your Guided Reading Groups to the Next Level Grades K-2

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/8/2017

Teachers constantly facing the challenge of meeting the diverse needs of students will find structure and tools they need in this workshop. Participants will focus on components of an effective guided reading lesson and data to help drive instruction. This workshhop is designed for K-8 teachers, AIS teachers, special education teachers and ELA coordinators.

94. Google Classroom for Special Area Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/8/2017

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Don't think that just because you are not a traditional classroom teacher that Google Classroom is not for you! The possibilities are endless and make a great resource for connecting with students and families beyond your scheduled weekly meetings. This course will cover basic Classroom setup, assignments, question posts, and announcements. Additional creative uses for Classroom will also be explored such as small groups, differentiated instruction, parent communication and more.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook. If you have documents, photos, websites, and videos you may want to distribute to students via Classroom, you can bookmark or save in Drive for easy access.

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

95. Adding New Tools to the Tool Belt: Padlet, Symbaloo, Seesaw, Kahoot! Day

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/9/2017

Padlet, Symbaloo, Seesaw, and Kahoot! are four online resources that are great tools for the teacher whose classroom has access to devices. Each tool brings different aspects of the 5C’s (collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and curation) into the classroom and can be used with students from kindergarten through high school. You will have the opportunity to play in each of the four tools and then create resources that can be used within your classroom for the new school year. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices (tablets, chromebooks, laptops, ipads, phones) , there will be a limited number available.

Length: 7 hours
Date: August 9
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/9/2017

This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for recertification of 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

97. Roadmap to the change in NYS Math Standards- Elementary Focus

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/9/2017

The New York State Board of Regents is anticipated to improve changes to the Mathematics standards in New York State. This workshop will focus on looking at those changes. What was removed? Moved? Added? How will these changes affect assessment? What resources are out there? These questions and more will be answered. The afternoon will be used as a work session for developing resources for these changes.
This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 2 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students using Google Gmail, Calendars, and Hangouts. Some areas to be covered will include: tricks for accessing, creating, formatting, & organizing emails; setting up & sharing calendar events; and using Google Hangouts for easy communication and collaboration. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using these Google Apps with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. Each session will be offered in the morning or afternoon of the same day. Participants have the option of registering for either session. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

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

99. Roadmap to the change in NYS Math Standards- Secondary Focus

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/9/2017

The New York State Board of Regents is anticipated to improve changes to the Mathematics standards in New York State. This workshop will focus on looking at those changes. What was removed? Moved? Added? How will these changes affect assessment? What resources are out there? These questions and more will be answered. The afternoon will be used as a work session for developing resources for these changes.
This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 2 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students using Google Gmail, Calendars, and Hangouts. Some areas to be covered will include: tricks for accessing, creating, formatting, & organizing emails; setting up & sharing calendar events; and using Google Hangouts for easy communication and collaboration. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using these Google Apps with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. Each session will be offered in the morning or afternoon of the same day. Participants have the option of registering for either session. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

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

101. Making History with the New Social Studies Common Core Tests Overview

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/10/2017

You asked, we answered! What’s coming down the pike for the Common Core Social Studies Tests. This session will interactively share out the new test format for Social Studies grades 9-12. Along with how to prepare your students long-term, to think, analyze, and make informed and reasoned decisions. Come join us to learn how to help your students develop the skills they will need to make history! Objective / Goals - Participants will:
• Be familiar with the new Social Studies assessment prototypes
• Gain the strategies to help their students analyze and make connections between primary and secondary documents
• Learn ways that teachers and librarians can collaborate through the unique literacies of Social Studies
• Experience these objectives through the eyes of 9-12 grade Social Studies student