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1. Foundational Google Series 5: FGS5 Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 8/4/2020

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This 8-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 5 - Experience the basic parts of Google Forms and quickly learn how to create a form you can use the next day in your classroom. Ideas include: data collection made easy, record keeping, gathering info from parents, and extending questioning out beyond the typical class time. Topics covered will include question types, ways to view collected data and tips and tricks along with some simple templates for the teacher.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 8 part series. Sessions will be offered 8-9. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

2. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling Working Session [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/4/2020

Starting Today
SchoolTool
This session covers elementary scheduling as a brief overview. Thereafter schedulers will work individually at their own pace to create schedules. NERIC SchoolTool Team members will be on-hand to answer questions as needed.

3. Foundational Google Series 6: FGS6 Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 8/5/2020

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This 8-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 6 - Quickly learn the basics of how to create a Google Classroom and simple ways to begin using with your students tomorrow. Start the process of giving yourself a digital classroom by creating a safe environment for creating whole group and differentiated assignments, quickly. Topics that will be covered include simple layout features, adding announcements, assignments and questions and resources.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 8 part series. Sessions will be offered 8-9. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/23/2020

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.

How this course supports remote instruction: This course supports remote learning in that it trains teachers how to create live websites on any subject where students can interact with one another online.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

5. Screencastomatic and More!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/23/2020

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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.

How this course supports remote instruction: This course supports remote learning in that it trains teachers how to create screencasts to share with students.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

6. Foundational Google Series 7: FGS7 Google Calendar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 8/6/2020

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This 8-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 7 - Calendar is such a powerful tool for teachers and students alike to help organize busy lives. Learn how to create multiple calendars, add events quickly and share agendas as well as how to make Calendar settings work for you.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 8 part series. Sessions will be offered 8-9. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Burns, SUNY Albany

We now face unprecedented expectations to not only learn and understand systemic racism but to simultaneously redesign our diversity and inclusion content, strategies, and workplaces. During these challenging times, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, confused, emotionally exhausted, and fearful.

This webinar provides ideas and strategies for self-care as you work through the process to (re)work diversity and inclusion practices with a deeper understanding of equitable solutions.

Registrants will receive login information the day before the session, and a recording of the session will be posted. While this is part of our Leadership Series, all are welcome

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Location: Online

8. SchoolTool Registrar and Census [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/6/2020

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SchoolTool
This classroom training will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into SchoolTool. 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.

9. Foundational Google Series 8: FGS8 Google Keep

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 8/7/2020

Starting Soon
This 8-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 8 - Google Keep is one of the newer Google Apps added to the G Suite Core. Simply stated it is digital post-its on steroids and yet is so much more! The mobile app allows pictures and speech-to-text capabilities. It can also be used out in the field and will upload to your device when you return. Topics covered will be personalizing, adding labels, collaborators and checkboxes.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 8 part series. Sessions will be offered 8-9. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

10. SchoolTool School Counselor Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/7/2020

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SchoolTool
This hands-on classroom session will cover common School Counselor tasks. Topics to be covered will include SchoolTool terminology, especially the difference between the Scheduling and Counseling modules, batch selecting using advanced search criteria, and running and exporting reports. Other topics will include understanding drop/withdraw/switch differences, finding available periods and classes, using drag and drop to schedule, fixing conflicts, modifying future schedules, using the audit report to view add/drops, and alternate enrollment scheduling.

11. Relax, Let Someone Else Find It - Scavenger Hunts

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/9/2020 to 8/22/2020

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Embrace your Social/Emotional Wellness in the Digital World. 'Be Well and Remote On' with virtual scavenger hunts! Using cross-curricular skills with a variety of formats such as Google Meets, Screencastify, Google Forms, and other apps, stray from the norm and create scavenger hunts to use in your remote teaching. There will be a lot of fun, creativity, productivity and expression to be had! This 2-week course will be held within Google Classroom, consist of 3-4 activities using various apps and will culminate with a mini-lesson plan to use in remote learning with a reflection. This course requires a personal (non-district) Google Account to use with Google Classroom.

Information regarding accessing this Google Classroom will be sent to all registrants prior to the start date.

Data Privacy and Security disclaimer: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online - Google Classroom

12. Padlet- A Multimedia Friendly, Free-Form, Real-Time Wiki - NEW Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/30/2020

Location: Online

NewStarting Soon
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.

How this course supports remote instruction: This course supports remote learning in that it trains teachers how to create live websites on any subject where students can interact with one another online.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

13. Power Up Your Classroom: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/30/2020

Location: Online

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Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay will take you to the next level in designing learning experiences that leverage the power of gameplay. You'll learn about the benefits of gamification and game-based learning and how they can be game changers in the classroom, inspiring more engagement and motivation in your students. This step-by-step player's manual and book study course will give you plenty of tools to help you level up and win at the game of school.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay by Lindsey Blass and Cate Tolnai. 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.

How this course supports remote learning: Upon completion of this course, participants will have learned how to leverage the power of gameplay and design engaging learning experiences for their students in the physical classroom setting as well as a remote learning environment.

Participants must have access to the book Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay by Lindsey Blass and Cate Tolnai.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

14. SchoolTool Discipline Class [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/10/2020

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SchoolTool
This classroom session will provide an introduction to the SchoolTool discipline module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance or users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of discipline tasks. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters.

15. K-3 Google Tools to Change Teaching and Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-3 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 8/11/2020

Cloud-based teaching and learning is invaluable. But it also means we need to change the way we do things from typical face-to-face instruction. This two hour session will focus on using Google Tools to reach students in a K-3 environment. The tools that will be focused on include but not limited to: Classroom, Slides, Keep, Jamboard and Screencastify.
If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

16. Lead Evaluator Refresher

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals and Teacher Evaluators

Dates: 8/11/2020

This refresher is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to update training received previously. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This will not serve to qualify an attendee to be a lead evaluator.

This is a virtual session and the link to join will be sent to participants the day of the workshop.

17. Adventure through the Flat World

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/11/2020

Get those emotions pumping with adventure! And don't forget to add a dash of virtual socialization to achieve your Social/Emotional Learning and Wellness needs in the Digital World. Oh? But just how can you do this? Adventure through the Flat World! You may have heard of Flat Stanley; however, he's not the only one having fun. You, yes, YOU, are the star of this tale, as your students take you around on adventures, recording the fun with various skills like ELA, creativity & imagination, tech usage, Dig Cit, and more! Learn how to combine the physical & virtual worlds in your remote instruction using a Flat You and a platform such as Padlet for sharing the adventures. What adventures await you?

Information regarding accessing this webinar will be sent to all registrants the night before the webinar.

Data Privacy and Security disclaimer: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online - Webinar

18. Develop Deep Discussions in Flipgrid

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/11/2020

Teachers will learn how to guide their students through a Socratic seminar conducted in Flipgrid. They'll take the same classroom discussion protocol that supports deep analysis and dialogue around a text and bring those skills online so that students can have a record of their learning and build textual understanding with classmates in new environments. (Some background knowledge of Flipgrid and/or Socratic Seminars helpful, but not required.)

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Webinar

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Presenter: Mr. ObaroEne Otitigbe, Schenectady City Schools

Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a Future filled with science, technology, engineering, art, math and media that is liberally experienced through black culture.

The primary outcome of this session is to provide an overview of Afrofuturism, in contrast to Black History and to provide a foundation of information for educators to use when researching and presenting social, emotional and culturally relevant Afrofuturistic lesson content that is rigorous, rich, engaging and empowering..

Registrants will receive login information the day before the session, and a recording of the session will be posted. While this is part of our Leadership Series, all are welcome

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Location: Online

20. School Library System: Adapting Instruction and Curriculum Focus in our New Education Environment

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, teachers, administrators

Dates: 8/11/2020

Reflecting upon the end of the 19-20 school year and looking forward to this one, how can we adjust our curriculum and focus to create a supportive and successful school library program? Join us to explore these topics and build upon the work begun at the Monday Regional Meetings in the Spring of 2019.

21. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/11/2020

SchoolTool
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.

22. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 8/11/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover everything needed to get started in SchoolTool. 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 SchoolTool 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 SchoolTool advanced search and export options.

23. Tap the Leader- virtual

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/11/2020

During "Tap The Leader" sessions, you'll have a chance to hear from local leaders about why they took the leap into school leadership-and what keeps them at it day in and out. We will discuss and answer questions about the upcoming "School Leadership Pro-Seminar," an exploratory course for prospective school leaders happening October 15-December 15, 2020 through the University of Albany.

24. Gimkit - Level up with Gamification!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/11/2020

There are several assessment tools available today. Gimkit adds a great twist to the usual gameplay -- powerups & planning. This strategic game focuses not just on the fastest and most accurate answer; it involves clever thinking to make the most out of the correct answers. It is a fun way to encourage a little competitive learning in your class with gamification of your material. And let's not forget the data analytics after each game helping you assess your students' progress. Use Gimkit to help reinforce and assess content material.

Information regarding accessing this webinar will be sent to all registrants the night before the start.

Data Privacy and Security disclaimer: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online - Webinar

25. 2020 Capital Region Trauma Sensitive Schools Conference

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/12/2020

This one day virtual summer institute will focus on the understanding, knowledge, and tools you need to successfully create a trauma-informed learning environment, whether it is in a single classroom, a whole school, or an entire district. Dr. Victor Rios will be the keynote.

26. 4-6 Google Tools to Change Teaching and Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: 4-6 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 8/12/2020

Cloud-based teaching and learning is invaluable. But it also means we need to change the way we do things from typical face-to-face instruction. This two hour session will focus on using Google Tools to reach students in a 4-6 environment and building independence. The tools that will be focused on include but not limited to: Classroom, Slides, Keep, Jamboard and Screencastify.
If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

27. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Kristen Majkut

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 8/12/2020

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

28. Take Your Mystery Room to the Next Level with Bitmoji Scenes

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/12/2020

If you have a basic understanding of virtual mystery rooms and the process of building them in Google Forms, take this course to build a Bitmoji scene with links to clues to make the whole product more interesting and exciting. This is your chance to be really creative with your mystery room!

How this course supports remote learning: Virtual mystery rooms can be a great fit for online instruction.

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Location: Online

29. Getting to Know PowerKnowledge Science Suite

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 8/12/2020

Join us as we learn the ins and outs of our newest SLS-wide database. During this session, we'll discuss how to effectively use this database for instructional purposes and in collaboration with your teachers.

30. 7-12 Google Tools to Change Teaching and Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: 4-6 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 8/13/2020

Cloud-based teaching and learning is invaluable. But it also means we need to change the way we do things from typical face-to-face instruction. This two hour session will focus on using Google Tools to reach students in a 7-12 environment and increasing their independence. The tools that will be focused on include but not limited to: Classroom, Slides, Keep, Sites, Jamboard and Screencastify.
If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

31. Gimkit - Level up with Gamification!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/13/2020

There are several assessment tools available today. Gimkit adds a great twist to the usual gameplay -- powerups & planning. This strategic game focuses not just on the fastest and most accurate answer; it involves clever thinking to make the most out of the correct answers. It is a fun way to encourage a little competitive learning in your class with gamification of your material. And let's not forget the data analytics after each game helping you assess your students' progress. Use Gimkit to help reinforce and assess content material.

Information regarding accessing this webinar will be sent to all registrants the night before the start.

Data Privacy and Security disclaimer: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online - Webinar

32. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling Working Session [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/13/2020

SchoolTool
This session covers elementary scheduling as a brief overview. Thereafter schedulers will work individually at their own pace to create schedules. NERIC SchoolTool Team members will be on-hand to answer questions as needed.

33. TeachingBooks.net: Tips and Tricks

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/13/2020

Discover literature-focused resources from author interviews and video clips, to interactives and lesson plans. (K-12)

34. Adventure through the Flat World

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/13/2020

Get those emotions pumping with adventure! And don't forget to add a dash of virtual socialization to achieve your Social/Emotional Learning and Wellness needs in the Digital World. Oh? But just how can you do this? Adventure through the Flat World! You may have heard of Flat Stanley; however, he's not the only one having fun. You, yes, YOU, are the star of this tale, as your students take you around on adventures, recording the fun with various skills like ELA, creativity & imagination, tech usage, Dig Cit, and more! Learn how to combine the physical & virtual worlds in your remote instruction using a Flat You and a platform such as Padlet for sharing the adventures. What adventures await you?

Information regarding accessing this webinar will be sent to all registrants the night before the webinar.

Data Privacy and Security disclaimer: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online - Webinar

35. Using Encyclopedia Britannica in the Library and Classroom

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/13/2020

Discover new ways to expose students to reliable information that is freely accessible. This general encyclopedia is a rich resource, appropriate for research and browsing, and building content knowledge. (grades 2-12, all content areas, NovelNY)

36. SchoolTool Registrar and Census [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/14/2020

SchoolTool
This classroom training will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into SchoolTool. 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.

37. Get Them Talking: Asynchronous Discussion Tools

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/23/2020

Wait List
One of the biggest challenges of remote learning is garnering active participation from students. This was not always easy in traditional classrooms, when we were all in one place at one time, but now...Oy! You know your students have thoughts to share (even if they don't want to admit it!); and you know their learning is enhanced when they listen to and critically analyze the ideas of their peers. So, how do you translate the traditional classroom discussion to a flexible, online format? This course will introduce you to four asynchronous discussion tools that work for remote learning - Google Classroom Questions, Google Chat/Hangouts, Flipgrid, and Padlet. You will have the opportunity to experience each of these from the students' perspective (yes, YOU will need to actively participate in this course!) and we will brainstorm strengths, weaknesses, and best practices for each tool. This course is self-paced and you will work independently. However, instructor will hold live office hours via video conference to answer questions and provide guidance.

How this class supports remote learning: This course is designed for a remote learning environment - it is meant to help teachers find ways to elicit student discussion and participation when at home.

Participants will need a Google account.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128.75
Location: Online

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

38. Advanced Google - Way Beyond the Basics 301

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/18/2020

This two hour session is built with advanced Google Users in mind and will focus on ways to tie the Google Tools together for bigger impact. Participants will be sent a Google Form prior to the training for their "burning questions" and those will also be included in the session.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

39. SchoolTool Registrar and Census [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/18/2020

SchoolTool
This classroom training will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into SchoolTool. 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.

40. Using Gale in the Library and Classroom

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/18/2020

Learn how to make the most of the wide variety of information available through Gale databases. Topics include health, finance, general information, and more. (grades 3-12, all content areas, NOVELNY)

41. Communication & Engagement Best Practices for Teachers and School Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: All K-12 teachers and administrators

Dates: 8/18/2020

New
Without a doubt, today's educational landscape looks different than ever before. Since March 2020, schools throughout the nation have been operating under the umbrella of a global pandemic and are learning to provide instruction and support to families in new and creative ways. While effective and timely school-to-home communication has always been a priority, engaging with children and parents has never been more important--or challenging.

To help educators connect with students, parents and guardians during these unprecedented times--and beyond--this program will explore setting and managing expectations for both educators and parents, share tips for communicating during remote learning, and discuss tools and tactics for effective engagement. Time will be allotted to share experiences and explore scenarios.

This training is free for Capital Region BOCES component districts and districts that purchase Core Communications Service through Capital Region BOCES.

All other districts $75 per registrant

$60 when registering 10 or more employees from the same district

42. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 8/18/2020

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

43. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins August 19 and finishes August 26, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/19/2020

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the second page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order.

You may begin this class on Schoology on August 19th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on August 26, 2020. You will receive an email on August 19th with an access code to start your training.

Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

44. Google Earth Projects

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/19/2020

You can use Google Earth Projects to create customized maps and stories about places around the world. Mark spots you care about, and add text, photos, and videos to complete your stories. Map out and explain characters' journeys, great scientific developments, historic battles, community services, etc. Use Google Earth and Google Classroom to share and collaborate.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Webinar

45. SchoolTool Attendance Clerk Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/19/2020

SchoolTool
This hands-on classroom session will be a hands-on introduction to the SchoolTool attendance module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for attendance referrals and maintenance or, users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of attendance tasks. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

46. Using Newsbank in the Library and Classroom

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/19/2020

Join us to learn how to access newspapers from across the country and locally to access current, primary source information, and how to incorporate this tool into instruction. (grades 3-12, all content areas)

47. School Library System: The Book Cafe

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/20/2020

Join some of our local Book Lovers to learn about new books that have caught their eye.

48. SchoolTool Attendance Clerk Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/20/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a to the SchoolTool attendance module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for attendance referrals and maintenance or, users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of attendance tasks. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

49. Let's Play Kahoot!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/20/2020

This session will feature how to create and use Kahoots with your class. Kahoots are games that you can play for introducing new content, formative assessment and review. Students can play together during a live remote teaching session, or they can complete quizzes that you assign on their own time.

How this course supports remote learning: Kahoot can be used as a group during a live online meeting and students can also play Kahoots assigned by the teacher on their own as a self-paced activity.

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Location: Online

50. Taking Your Book Club Online

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/20/2020

Whether professional, student-led, theme-based, asynchronous, or casual, is there a librarian out there who doesn't want to facilitate a thriving and vibrant book club? Join us as we explore different kinds of book clubs AND how they can successfully be moved online.

51. SchoolTool Discipline Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/20/2020

SchoolTool
This classroom session will provide an introduction to the SchoolTool discipline module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance or users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of discipline tasks. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters.

52. SchoolTool Opening Readiness Part II [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/20/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a final review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover Checklist document. A brief review of topics covered in SchoolTool Opening Readiness Part I will be included. Additional topics will include attendance tasks, counseling tasks, grading tasks, final School Year setup tweaks and master scheduling tasks.

53. Google Forms for More

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2020 to 8/29/2020

Wait List
This self-paced course in Google Classroom will help you design and use Google Forms in ways that you might not have thought of before. Use them for quizzes, peer evaluation, conference scheduling, classroom walkthroughs, etc. This is a work-at-your-own pace course that starts Monday 8/24. Work must be completed by Saturday 8/29.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Location: Online

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

54. School Library System: New Librarian Training

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 8/24/2020

Any librarian in our region with 5 or fewer years of experience in their school is invited to spend the day learning about all that the School Library System has to offer, as well as learn best practices for instruction for our current times and moving forward.

55. School Library System: Destiny Follett Refresher for Librarians & Clerical Staff

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, clerical support (am)

Dates: 8/25/2020

Join us for a refresher training on Destiny and learn about new updates for the upcoming year. Will include how to establish self-checkout stations. Please feel free to share questions ahead of time.
Presenter: Denise DeRosa, Cyber Sensible

Educators are having to compete with tech distractions and digital drama while trying to educate our kids. Not only are the methods and media rapidly changing, but they are dealing with parents who have divergent points of view on how (or whether) to incorporate technology in their classroom. We will talk about the benefits and drawbacks to using technology as a tool in the classroom, how to handle online drama happening in and outside of school, and incorporating social media as a means to foster dialog and standards for online discussion. You will step-by-step instruction on privacy and safety settings across popular mobile devices, apps, browsers and search engines. I will offer advice and strategies on encouraging healthy tech habits and fostering students to use technology in meaningful, creative and positive ways. Understanding the Attention Economy and the powerful Manipulation Techniques that the tech companies use is a great starting point toward opening your students eyes to the forces pulling them to their screens.

ADDED: The pandemic has revealed both limitations and opportunities for tech use to engage students, this presentation will be updated to reflect on what was learned as well as reinforce foundational building blocks for establishing healthy tech habits for kids, tweens and teens.

Registrants will receive login information the day before the session. While this is part of our Leadership Series, all are welcome.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Location: Online

57. School Library System: Deep Dive into Destiny Discover (Automation Services)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: School Librarians using Destiny

Dates: 8/25/2020

Focus on customizing Destiny Discover to maximize student accessibility and engagement.

58. Webinar: A Beginners Guide to Navigating Khan Academy

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/25/2020

This webinar will introduce you to Khan Academy and what it has to offer! Khan Academy is a free instructional site that offers practice exercises and video tutorials on a multitude of subjects. Free coaching tools are available to parents and teachers for monitoring student learning. Come and learn how you could utilize this popular tool for your own classroom! Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Webinar

59. Communication & Engagement Best Practices for Teachers and School Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: All K-12 teachers and administrators

Dates: 8/26/2020

New
Without a doubt, today's educational landscape looks different than ever before. Since March 2020, schools throughout the nation have been operating under the umbrella of a global pandemic and are learning to provide instruction and support to families in new and creative ways. While effective and timely school-to-home communication has always been a priority, engaging with children and parents has never been more important--or challenging.

To help educators connect with students, parents and guardians during these unprecedented times--and beyond--this program will explore setting and managing expectations for both educators and parents, share tips for communicating during remote learning, and discuss tools and tactics for effective engagement. Time will be allotted to share experiences and explore scenarios.

This training is free for Capital Region BOCES component districts and districts that purchase Core Communications Service through Capital Region BOCES.

All other districts $75 per registrant

$60 when registering 10 or more employees from the same district

60. School Library System: Destiny Discover: Collections as an Instructional Tool

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, clerical support

Dates: 8/26/2020

Destiny Discover Collections are a powerful learning tool for students and teachers, providing the ability to curate and share reliable and appropriate resources directly within the library catalog.

61. School Library System: OverDrive Marketplace How-To

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 8/26/2020

In this two-hour session, you will be introduced to using OverDrive Marketplace, the shopping and administrative hub for Sora and OverDrive. Topics covered include: - Differences in shopping, purchasing, and lending the various lending "models" available (OC/OU & MA), CPC, Class Sets, Simultaneous Use) - Assigning Titles - Curating Collections If you are new to using Marketplace, this is the session for you! Have some experience and are fairly comfortable using Marketplace? You may want to register for the session on July 27 instead. Or, you may register for both if you'd like to be a Marketplace "Pro!"-

62. Virtual Paul Andersen and Phenomena Based Units

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Middle and High School Science Teachers

Dates: 8/27/2020 to 8/28/2020

Middle/High School

The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) represents the largest conceptual shift in teaching science in decades. The addition of design and an increased emphasis on the practices of science could revolutionize science education. However, this revolution will only occur if teachers understand the standards and make changes in their classrooms. In this workshop, Paul Andersen will guide you through the standards while giving you concrete examples that can change science classrooms immediately. Teachers will view and screen exemplar performance assessments aligned to the new standards. Most importantly teachers will learn science by doing science.

Biography

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. Paul has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the world. Paul enjoys providing meaningful professional development that can be applied immediately in the classroom.

The second day will be when Paul shows teachers his Learning Plan template and how to use backwards design to create learning plans/storylines.

Sign-In begins at 8 am, and the workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 am.

63. SchoolTool Attendance Clerk Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/27/2020

SchoolTool
This hands-on classroom session will be a hands-on introduction to the SchoolTool attendance module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for attendance referrals and maintenance or, users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of attendance tasks. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

64. OverDrive Marketplace How-To (Part 2)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 8/27/2020

Have you already participated in a Marketplace training session, or have you been using Marketplace on your own for a while, but would like some tips or a refresher? This is the session for you! In this two-hour session, we will do a deeper dive into:

• Statistics, reports, and "Insights"½

• Advanced searching/filters

• OverDrive Resource Center

• Google Classroom Integration

• Reading features

• Assigning titles

• Class sets

• Curating collections

65. SchoolTool Discipline Class [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/27/2020

SchoolTool
This classroom session will provide an introduction to the SchoolTool discipline module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance or users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of discipline tasks. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters.

66. SchoolTool Opening Readiness Part II [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/28/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a final review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover Checklist document. A brief review of topics covered in SchoolTool Opening Readiness Part I will be included. Additional topics will include attendance tasks, counseling tasks, grading tasks, final School Year setup tweaks and master scheduling tasks.

67. SchoolTool School Counselor Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/28/2020

SchoolTool
This hands-on classroom session will cover common Guidance Counselor tasks. Topics to be covered will include SchoolTool terminology, especially the difference between the Scheduling and Counseling modules, batch selecting using advanced search criteria, and running and exporting reports. Other topics will include understanding drop/withdraw/switch differences, finding available periods and classes, using drag and drop to schedule, fixing conflicts, modifying future schedules, using the audit report to view add/drops, and alternate enrollment scheduling.

68. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 9/9/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover everything needed to get started in SchoolTool. 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 SchoolTool 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 SchoolTool advanced search and export options.
SchoolTool
This webinar provides an overview of SchoolTool communication and remote learning features that can be used by teachers, school administrators and others who provide pupil services. These tools are especially appropriate and useful, during periods of prolonged school closure. Our discussion will include the location of each feature, its use and details regarding its applicability and/or its limitations. (1 hr.).

70. SchoolTool Attendance Clerk Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/15/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar refresher will be a review for experienced users responsible for maintaining school attendance. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

71. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Kristen Majkut

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 9/16/2020

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

72. SchoolTool Discipline Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/17/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a refresher for experienced users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters (1.5 hrs).

73. SchoolTool Introduction to Dashboards [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/17/2020

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

Conference

74. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/22/2020

A one-day refresher course for accredited Supervisors, is required annually. This course reviews any regulatory changes, developments in state-of-the-art procedures for asbestos abatement projects, as well as key elements of the initial training. A one-year extension of accreditation will be issued upon completion of the refresher course. Pricing: $175/person (participating) $225 /person (non-participating) Complete Registration Form here: https://forms.gle/XgoyZJP554idzvKB7

75. Communication & Engagement Best Practices for Teachers and School Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: All K-12 teachers and administrators

Dates: 9/22/2020

New
Without a doubt, today's educational landscape looks different than ever before. Since March 2020, schools throughout the nation have been operating under the umbrella of a global pandemic and are learning to provide instruction and support to families in new and creative ways. While effective and timely school-to-home communication has always been a priority, engaging with children and parents has never been more important--or challenging.

To help educators connect with students, parents and guardians during these unprecedented times--and beyond--this program will explore setting and managing expectations for both educators and parents, share tips for communicating during remote learning, and discuss tools and tactics for effective engagement. Time will be allotted to share experiences and explore scenarios.

This training is free for Capital Region BOCES component districts and districts that purchase Core Communications Service through Capital Region BOCES.

All other districts $75 per registrant

$60 when registering 10 or more employees from the same district

76. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 9/23/2020

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.
SchoolTool
This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

78. SchoolTool School Counselor Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/24/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover common Guidance Counselor tasks. Topics to be covered will include SchoolTool terminology, especially the difference between the Scheduling and Counseling modules, batch selecting using advanced search criteria, and running and exporting reports. Other topics will include understanding drop/withdraw/switch differences, finding available periods and classes, using drag and drop to schedule, fixing conflicts, modifying future schedules, using the audit report to view add/drops, and alternate enrollment scheduling.

Conference

79. LEA Designee Workshop

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/25/2020

The Environmental Protection Agency requires that each Local Educational Agency (or LEA) appoint a person to ensure that schools comply with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, 40CFR763). This training meets the EPA's requirements for training the designee must receive to oversee inspections, re-inspections, surveillances, and management of asbestos in schools. Pricing: $150/person (participating) $175/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/Z2wkPEetUcCHaxWq5


Conference

80. Asbestos Inspector Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/28/2020

The annual refresher shall be a minimum of one-half (1/2) training day and include the following topics: Review and update of state and federal regulations; Review of key aspects of the inspection function; Case studies to highlight important considerations; Any other topic specified in writing by the Department of Health. Pricing: $125/person (participating) $150/person (non-participating); if taken with Mgt. Planner refresher: $200/person (participating) $250/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/4jkX1d8imaqWEAjd9


Conference

81. Asbestos Management Planner Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/28/2020

The annual refresher training program for Management Planner shall include the Inspector refresher training course and an additional half-day on management planning which will include at a minimum: Review and update of key functions performed; Any other topic specified in writing by the Department of Health. Pricing: $125/person (participating) $150/person (non-participating); if taken with Mgt. Planner refresher: $200/person (participating) $250/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/eZUESBek8haeyQFX7

82. SchoolTool Letters, Labels & Merges [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/1/2020

SchoolTool
Participants in this training will gain an understanding of merging SchoolTool data into letters, lists and labels or other documents. Terms such as keyword, field, merge and XML will be explained. The various types of SchoolTool merges will be reviewed and discipline and attendance letter specifics discussed.

Conference

83. Asbestos Inspector Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/2/2020

The annual refresher shall be a minimum of one-half (1/2) training day and include the following topics: Review and update of state and federal regulations; Review of key aspects of the inspection function; Case studies to highlight important considerations; Any other topic specified in writing by the Department of Health. Pricing: $125/person (participating) $150/person (non-participating); if taken with Mgt. Planner refresher: $200/person (participating) $250/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/qMD6YoCPgKaxzpNv5


Conference

84. Asbestos Management Planner Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/2/2020

The annual refresher training program for Management Planner shall include the Inspector refresher training course and an additional half-day on management planning which will include at a minimum: Review and update of key functions performed; Any other topic specified in writing by the Department of Health. Pricing: $125/person (participating) $150/person (non-participating); if taken with Mgt. Planner refresher: $200/person (participating) $250/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/HSzjP6LovRbqqrWN6


Conference

85. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/5/2020

A one-day refresher course for accredited Supervisors, is required annually. This course reviews any regulatory changes, developments in state-of-the-art procedures for asbestos abatement projects, as well as key elements of the initial training. A one-year extension of accreditation will be issued upon completion of the refresher course. Pricing: $175/person (participating) $225 /person (non-participating) Complete Registration Form here: https://forms.gle/utwkAWgxEMFuEUoP6

86. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/6/2020

SchoolTool
Administrator Overview will provide a concise yet comprehensive look at the features of SchoolTool specific to administrative responsibilities. This will include a brief foundations overview, commonly used reports such as CRDC/BEDS and Student Mobility; the discipline modules with discipline configuration in the maintenance module; and dashboards.

87. SchoolTool Security [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Database Administrators

Dates: 10/8/2020

SchoolTool

Participants in this WebEx will learn concepts and skills necessary for maintaining and adjusting security in SchoolTool.


Topics covered will include terminology and local account management including creating a local user account for a faculty member, parent or student, resetting a password, assuming a user account/identity and unlocking an account. Finally, we will discuss user maintenance tasks and options including Google login access, creating new groups, adding/removing users from groups individually or in batch, group reports and locating and adjusting group permissions in the security tree.

88. SchoolTool Data Warehouse Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/13/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide new Chief Information Officers with an overview of running SchoolTool data warehouse extracts required for NYS data warehousing. Topics to be covered will include types of extracts, running extracts, understanding CSV files, and the SchoolTool Validation Report.

89. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Kristen Majkut

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 10/14/2020

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

90. 2020-2021 Principal Collaborative

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/16/2020

The Principal Collaborative is a unique, responsive professional development opportunity for principals and assistant principals to develop their leadership and practice in a joint forum.

Each of this year's seminars will be guided by facilitators from CASDA and BOCES with support from members of the Capital Region Principals Center Board and as in the past, tailored to the interest and needs of participants. Topics will be guided by the input of participants and some topics being considered for 2020 - 2021 include: lessons learned from the reopening of schools (October); SEL; equity; leadership; curriculum, instruction, and standards.

Seminar meetings dates are October 16, November 13, December 11, January 15, February 12, March 12, April 16 and May 14.

91. SchoolTool Dashboards - Advanced [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/20/2020

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

92. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 10/21/2020

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

93. SchoolTool Actions Tab Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/30/2020

SchoolTool
SchoolTool offers a variety of tools for producing letters, name tags, student directories, Excel lists and other common SchoolTool merges. This session will focus on powerful SchoolTool features to assist clerical, guidance, and super users with these critical day-to-day tasks.

94. SchoolTool Reports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/5/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover the various ways to report information from SchoolTool so that users are aware of all options: Canned Custom Export Report Action Tab Attendance Letters Discipline Letters Mindex Custom Reports

Conference

95. Asbestos O&M Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 11/17/2020

This program is for operations and maintenance (O and M) workers who work on minor projects but do not work on small asbestos projects or large asbestos projects. It is intended for all operations and maintenance staff of an employer who perform minor asbestos projects on the premises of that employer. This program will be a minimum of two training days. Four (4) hours of hands-on exercises are required. Pricing: $150/person (participating) $175/person (non-participating). Complete registration for here: https://forms.gle/amWMA9h9vdsehPFT8

96. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/17/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar covers issues related to local and network account management within SchoolTool including permissions security groups, adding/editing/removing faculty accounts, controlling access levels, and auditing user activity.

97. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Kristen Majkut

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 11/18/2020

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

98. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 11/18/2020

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

99. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/19/2020

SchoolTool
This session covers issues related to local and network account management within SchoolTool including permissions security groups, adding/editing/removing faculty accounts, controlling access levels, and auditing user activity.

100. SchoolTool Custom Exports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/20/2020

SchoolTool
This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within SchoolTool. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting.

101. SchoolTool Custom Exports - Using Column Formulas [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/1/2020

SchoolTool
This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within SchoolTool. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting. We will discuss common problems encountered while working with custom exports. We will also focus on more complicated filtering strategies.