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1. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 1, Session 1: Chrome Browser and Google Drive

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/2/2020

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This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 1 will focus on the Chrome browser and Google Drive.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

2. Remote Teaching Master Class

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/2/2020 to 11/20/2020

Location: Online

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This 15-hour online course will help you understand how technology-mediated environments impact how people learn. It will include an overview of current theory and practice for teaching online. During this course, you will engage in (asynchronous) discussions and will also work on a remote learning design project that will apply the concepts you are learning to your own teaching situation this year.

Change: This class, originally scheduled to begin on October 13, is now running November 2nd through 20th.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

3. How to Set Up an Esports Team for Beginners

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/2/2020

Location: Online

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How to set up an esports team for beginners will demonstrate and guide beginners or newly interested schools in how to create an esports team. We will have partners from Play Vs, college coaches, and veteran high school coaches to guide you through this process. You are welcome to attend our coaches meeting following this session from 2-3!

We will cover:
What is means to have an esports team
Responsibilities of a Coach
How the matches and practices are organized
Joining collaborative spaces to support you

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Course Type: Live Webinar

4. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 1,Session 2: Gmail

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/3/2020

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This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 2 will focus on Gmail.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

5. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins November 4 and finishes November 11, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/4/2020

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CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the 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 November 4th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on November 11th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of November 4th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

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.

6. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 1, Session 3: Google Docs

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/4/2020

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This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 3 will focus on Google Docs.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

7. Putting it Together - Crafting a Virtual Lesson and Presentation

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/4/2020

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This session will offer synchronous and asynchronous approaches to content delivery, virtual class sessions, recordings, and resource options. Participants will see how it all can be pulled together to combine resources to create a full lesson and presentation.

How this course supports remote learning: This session directly addresses the current virtual scenario as teachers are learning to present and interact in the digital world, but it will also provide effective tools and methods for in-person classes when they resume.

Please note: This is a synchronous webinar where all participants will connect at the designated date and time. You will receive an email with webinar access information by 9am the day of the event. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

8. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 1, Session 4: Google Slides

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/5/2020

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This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 4 will focus on Google Slides.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

9. NYSAA Overview

Program: School Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 11/5/2020

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This virtual session will provide individuals that oversee NYSAA in their districts with updates for the 2020-2021 administration.

10. SchoolTool Reports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/5/2020

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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

11. 2020-21 Special Education BEDS Day Reporting

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: District Data Coordinators and Special Education Office staff

Dates: 11/5/2020

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This will be an overview of Special Education BEDS Day Reporting." This is designed for new and experienced users and will be helpful to District Data Coordinators and Special Education Office staff."

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12. End User GSEfE training Google Meet and Originality Reports

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, IT Staff, eat Google Suite Enterprise for Education districts

Dates: 11/5/2020

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In partnership with CDW-G:In this session, we will explore the premium features of Meet and Originality Reports in G Suite Enterprise for Education.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

Access and use moderator controls in Meet
address different scenarios and situations in Meet
access and use - Attendance Reports, Breakout Rooms, Q&A, recordings, and Polling tools in Meet
access and use other features of Meet and learn about upcoming features
Use Originality Reports
Attendees will be provided with take home materials as well.

A link will be sent out to all registered participants the morning of the session.

13. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 1, Session 5: Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/6/2020

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 5 will focus on Google Forms.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

14. Digitize Your Curriculum - Blended Learning 101 Module 2 Fall 2020

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teacher

Dates: 11/9/2020 to 12/4/2020

An early step in Blended Learning is to digitize current material to host within a Learning Management System. Topics for this self-paced online course include Smart Phone document scanners, Accessible Document Design, Universal Design for Learning, Infographics, Hyper Docs, Discussion boards, and Embedding in Schoology, Google classroom, or LMS of your choice. This module is part of the Blended Learning 101 course. Professional Learners are encouraged to pick and choose whichever modules they feel would be useful for their practice. They need not be completed in any specific order or in their entirety. However, it is recommended to start with Module 1.

Contact:

For additional information, or to express comments and concerns, please reach out to elearning@neric.org.


Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

15. Digitize Your Curriculum - Blended Learning 101 Module 2 Fall 2020

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Teacher

Dates: 11/9/2020 to 12/4/2020

An early step in Blended Learning is to digitize current material to host within a Learning Management System. Topics for this self-paced online course include Smart Phone document scanners, Accessible Document Design, Universal Design for Learning, Infographics, Hyper Docs, Discussion boards, and Embedding in Schoology, Google classroom, or LMS of your choice. This module is part of the Blended Learning 101 course. Professional Learners are encouraged to pick and choose whichever modules they feel would be useful for their practice. They need not be completed in any specific order or in their entirety. However, it is recommended to start with Module 1


Contact:

For additional information, or to express comments and concerns, please reach out to elearning@neric.org.


16. More Than a Worksheet

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/9/2020 to 11/15/2020

Are you ready to take your familiarity with Google Docs to the next level? Now that you've got the basics down, come learn how to transform and enhance your digital worksheets and graphic organizers. This workshop will focus on using and manipulating tables, drawings, and other tools within Google Docs. Examples of worksheets and graphic organizers will be provided, and you will be asked to design your own. This course is self-paced and you will work independently. Instructor will hold live office hours via video conference to answer questions and provide guidance. This 5-hour online course will be held in Google Classroom.

How this class supports remote learning: Google Docs are a perfect way to push electronic worksheets out to students during remote or hybrid instruction.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

17. Jamboard 1

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators / support staff

Dates: 11/9/2020

Did you know that Google has a whiteboard, workspace area called Jamboard? You do not need to own a Jamboard in order to use this collaborative space. This session will focus on the basics of how to use Jamboard with students and colleagues alike.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. 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
Course Type: 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.

18. 2020-21 Special Education BEDS Day Reporting

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: District Data Coordinators and Special Education Office staff

Dates: 11/10/2020

This will be an overview of Special Education BEDS Day Reporting." This is designed for new and experienced users and will be helpful to District Data Coordinators and Special Education Office staff."

19. Learn More about SoundzAbound

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 11/10/2020

Looking to get your school projects noticed? Do you want to enhance Video Yearbooks, Graduation Videos, Sports Highlight Footage, or School Announcements? Join us to learn more SoundzAbound, copyright compliant music and how you can incorporate it into your school and projects.

20. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 11/10/2020

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

21. LiveBinders

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/12/2020 to 11/25/2020

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.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/12/2020 to 11/25/2020

Location: Online

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

How this course supports remote learning: 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.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

23. Screencastomatic and More!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/12/2020 to 11/25/2020

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.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

24. Jamboard 2

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators / support staff

Dates: 11/12/2020

Been using a Jamboard and want to take it up a level? Learn how to use the new features to create manipulatives and templates for your students.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Prerequisite: Participants should be comfortable using all Jamboard tools and sharing.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: 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.

25. Digital Transformation in K-12 Education: Thriving in the New Normal

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, and other support staff as determined by the district

Dates: 11/12/2020

Please join us for a conversation with SUNY Empire State College on enhancing strategies to create student-centered learning communities.

Session facilitators will share their experiences with engaging students through multiple learning environments. We will also explore practical teaching approaches as we seek creative ways to turn challenges into opportunities.

We encourage you to join us for this kick-off session to exchange ideas and resources, build connections, and leave energized.

Additional workshops will be offered during the year. Dates will be shared following the first workshop. The series of workshops will be offered by Empire State College.

26. Co-Teaching for ELLs

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals, teachers (instructional staff)

Dates: 11/12/2020

In this hour-long webinar, participants will review key elements of co-teaching for ELLs. Participants will be introduced to different options for virtual co-planning and how to design lessons to best support beginning, intermediate and advanced English Language Learners.

27. Total Participation Techniques COVID-19 Style

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/12/2020

Location: Online

We have adapted some of the techniques from the book Total Participation Techniques by Persida and William Himmele using Google Meet and other online tools to take some terrific in-person strategies into the hybrid or virtual arena. In this webinar, we will demonstrate these techniques and give you pointers towards online tools you may not have used yet.

How this course supports remote learning: This course is aimed directly at the remote learning environment, using Google Jamboard, Flipgrid, Pear Deck and other tools in order to use these in-person techniques in a virtual meeting.

Please note: This is a synchronous webinar where all participants will connect at the designated date and time. You will receive an email with webinar access information by 9am the day of the event. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

28. Inspire Your Readers... Create Wild Readers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/13/2020 to 12/18/2020

Location: Online

Using readings from Donalyn Miller's Reading in the Wild, we will explore ways to guide students to love and be passionate about reading. We will utilize technology applications such as Google Sites, Canva, and Hyperdocs. Our goal is to help you further develop your tool-kit of motivational strategies whether your students are in your physical or virtual classrooms. We will discuss the use of e-reading sites such as Epic, BookFlix, Sora, and teachingbooks.net. This is a great follow-up to our Book Whisperer class, but it's also a great stand alone class that doesn't require any prerequisite knowledge.

How this course supports remote learning: With students learning from home, reading may seem more challenging to encourage and support. However, this course will share online services and apps that will help inspire your students to read in all formats- print books, e-books, read-alongs and audiobooks. We will help you navigate all that's available to you and your students from BOCES, public libraries and school libraries. Engaging your readers remotely is possible!

Participants must have access to Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

29. Boom Cards

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/16/2020 to 12/21/2020

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

How this course supports remote learning: Boom Cards are perfect for remote learning. Teachers can create self-guided lessons that teach concepts and also contain checks for understanding. The lessons are 100% digital, interactive, and self-grading. Students work at their own pace and get immediate feedback.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins.

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.

30. Daring To Lead: Continuing Your Daring Journey

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/16/2020 to 12/14/2020

Location: Online

"How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?” With support from Brene Brown's book we will do brave work and have tough conversations. "Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It's about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage. The world is desperate for braver leaders. It's time for all of us to step up.” Through Google, Canva, Diaro, we will help you transform the way you live, love, parent, and lead. Come on this journey of self-discovery with us.

Participants must have access to the book Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.by Brene Brown.

How this course supports remote learning: We are going into an uncharted year like we have never experienced. We are all bound to come across situations in which we will need to be brave and clear in our values. We will help lead the way there through this remote learning process.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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. EDrenaline Rush: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/16/2020 to 12/6/2020

Location: Online

EDrenaline Rush: Game-Changing Student Engagement Inspired by Theme Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms will challenge your thinking about learning experiences and equip you with a packed toolbox to create exhilarating opportunities for your students. This book provides lesson planning tips, instructional design ideas, ways to integrate technology, and plug-and-play teaching resources. Are you ready to embark on this roller coaster ride and push your teaching to incredible limits?

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text EDrenaline Rush by John Meehan. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently.

Participants must have access to the book EDrenaline Rush by John Meehan

How this course supports remote learning: Upon completion of this course, participants will have a toolbox packed with lesson planning tips, instructional design ideas, ways to integrate technology, and plug-and-play teaching resources that can be used to create engaging learning opportunities for students in the physical classroom setting as well as a remote learning environment.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

32. Strategies to Connect with Students Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/16/2020 to 12/14/2020

Location: Online

Wait List
Now that you're making the shift to online teaching, it's time to answer your biggest questions about remote, digitally based instruction:
How do you assess and monitor progress?
Build student engagement and accountability?
Use anchor charts and visuals?
Get books into students' hands?
Teach subject-area content, and avoid teacher burnout?

How this course supports remote learning: During this pandemic crisis we are turning to one of education's most trusted teaching voices, Jennifer Serravallo to help you restart or maintain students' progress. Participants may want to purchase Connecting with Students Online Strategies for Remote Teaching & Learning By Jennifer Serravallo, but the book is not required in order to complete this course.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

33. Optimizing Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/16/2020

Location: Online

This one-hour webinar is designed for those with some familiarity with Google Classroom, but who want to take their understanding to the next level! We will focus on effective ways to organize Classroom to make it easier for you and your students to navigate. We'll discuss useful settings adjustments, ways to use the Stream, how to make the Classwork tab more navigable, and more.

How this course supports remote learning: Google Classroom is a necessary component of remote learning in districts who use G-Suite for Education.

Please note: This is a synchronous webinar where all participants will connect at the designated date and time. You will receive an email with webinar access information by 9am the day of the event. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.


Conference

34. 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

35. Communications Coordinator Meetings AM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 11/17/2020

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

36. Google Earth Projects

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/17/2020

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-live

37. Communications Coordinator Meetings PM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 11/17/2020

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

38. 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.

39. Take Your Escape Room to the Next Level with Bitmoji Scenes

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/17/2020

If you:
1 - love Bitmojis and enjoy using them in fun new ways and
2 - have/will have a basic understanding of virtual escape/mystery rooms and how to build them in Google Forms
...then this course is for you!

In this live webinar, we will build a Bitmoji scene with links to clues to make the whole experience more interesting and exciting. This is your chance to be really creative with an escape room!

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

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

40. Exploring Being A School Leader Experience

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/17/2020 to 1/19/2021

New
Through this experience, explore ways that educators can lead efforts to promote equity and improve students' performance and social-emotional well-being. Learn about approaches and techniques for continuous quality improvement in teaching and learning, managing resources, and partnering with the community and shadow experienced leaders using these approaches and techniques in practice. The experience will span two months during which participants can expect to spend on average 3-4 hours per week engaging in activities ranging from virtual meetings and shadowing mentors to guided asynchronous discussions of short readings.

41. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins November 18 and finishes November 25, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/18/2020

New
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the 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 November 18th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on November 25th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of November 18th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

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.

42. School Counselor Meetings

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/18/2020 to 4/21/2021

New
Meetings with school counselors to discuss NYSED information, opportunities for students and topics that are timely and relevant.

43. See the World with Tour Creator and Google Earth Voyager

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/18/2020

Participants will learn how to use Google Tour Creator and Google Earth tools to craft engaging and meaningful experiences as they (virtually) travel locally or around the globe. This workshop will cover both pre-made content and "creator” mode in each tool. Participants will have the chance to customize the experience to their own content areas while discovering ways to help students become creators as a more authentic means of research and assessment.

How this course supports remote learning: Even when school is in-person, travel is difficult (especially internationally!). These tools offer immersive experiences at the click of a mouse, and they will be as relevant when school resumes as they are during virtual instruction.

Please note: This is a synchronous webinar where all participants will connect at the designated date and time. You will receive an email with webinar access information by 9am the day of the event. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

44. 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.

45. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 11/19/2020

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

Conference

46. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 11/20/2020

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) Click here to register: https://forms.gle/en61YBFYBvsbXANd6

47. 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.

48. Google Docs for Collaboration and Meaningful Feedback

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/30/2020 to 12/19/2020

Location: Online

Google Docs can be so much more than just another online word processor. By learning to use Google Docs as a collaborative tool, you can teach students to complete peer editing, monitor student progress, and give meaningful feedback to students on their work.

How this course supports remote learning: Collaboration between students and their peers, as well as between students and their teachers, can best be fostered when teachers know how to utilize Google Docs in a collaborative way.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

49. 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.

50. SchoolTool Census Check-Up [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/1/2020

SchoolTool
This session covers common issues related to census management such as duplicate entries, census auditing of missing addresses and emancipated students, merging addresses, and common issues with mailings.

51. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins December 2 and finishes December 9, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/2/2020

New
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the 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 December 2nd, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on December 9th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of December 2nd with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

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.

52. Google Drawings

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators / support staff

Dates: 12/2/2020

In this one-hour webinar you will learn to use Drawings editing tools, change formats, copy images, change size and then place those images within a Google App to use. A list of already created resources will also be shared with all participants.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. 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
Course Type: 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.

53. Formative Assessments - Purposeful and Right on Time

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/2/2020 to 12/9/2020

Looking for variety to your exit tickets and bell ringers? Trying to keep your students engaged in a virtual space, but not sure how to grab formative information? Interested in crafting self-differentiating tools? Across two webinar sessions, participants will learn how to create interactive digital tools that will give insight into what your students have grasped and what they might still be lacking after (or during) a lesson. We will also explore means to collect and organize data that you can incorporate in your approach to a differentiated, engaged classroom.

How this course supports remote learning: The tools presented here will offer new options for your virtual classrooms and help with formative data collection ("live” during sessions and as standalone formative assessments) which is essential within this current format where we don't have daily, direct interactions with students.

Please note: This is a synchronous webinar where all participants will connect at the designated dates and times. You will receive an email with webinar access information by 9am the day of the event. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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. SchoolTool Student/Parent - Mobile App [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/3/2020

SchoolTool
Attendees of this session will see demonstrations of both the SchoolTool student and parent portals, including viewing student demographics, grades, attendance, assessments, discipline and other available data. The SchoolTool Mobile app will be also be reviewed, with "what's new" information and best practice talking points for implementation discussed.

55. Scaffolding for Remote Teaching and Learning

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals, teachers (instructional staff)

Dates: 12/3/2020

Explore strategies for scaffolding based on the needs of English Language Learners for No-Tech, Low-Tech, and High-Tech versions of remote teaching and learning. Participants will view NYSED's Continuity of Education page to explore a variety of resources as well as a repository of RBERN-collected resources and strategies to develop a go-to database for reference in the coming weeks. Facilitators will demonstrate how the Bilingual Progressions and the Performance Level Descriptors can be used to identify specific scaffolds that may support ELLs with at-home practice and learning. Then, participants will view sample scaffolds and collaborate with colleagues to build a collection of ideas for effectively supporting remote teaching and learning of ELLs.

56. Technology Integrator Networking Meeting

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/4/2020

Location: Webex

This virtual meeting for tech integrators will focus on navigating the unique challenges of your role in our current situation. Come to share your experience, support one another and generate ideas for how to best support teachers who are navigating the waters of remote learning and hybrid class models. Everyone who finds themselves in an instructional technology support role right now, as well as designated tech integrators, are welcome to attend! First-time attendees welcome!

Connection information will be emailed to all registrants the morning of the meeting.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: Online

57. Flipgrid Fever

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Admins, Media Specialists

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 12/11/2020

Learn how to use Flipgrid for remote learning with your students. It's quick and fun! (Think Instagram or Snapchat for instruction!)

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online-asynchronous

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.

58. Positive Digital Citizenship - Blended Learning 101 Module 3 Winter 2020

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 1/22/2021

Wait List

Digital Citizenship for Blended Teachers. This self-paced online course shifts the focus of Digital Citizenship from risk avoidance and fear-based model to a more holistic positive view. This course seeks to help teachers model proactive and empathetic behavior on the World Wide Web. By shifting the loci from what one shouldn't do to what one should do to be a responsible and empathetic digital citizen, discussions with students on this topic can be more impactful. Topics include: Personally Identifiable Information, Managing Your Digital Identity, Professional Learning Networks, Digital Leadership, Copy Right, Personal Safety, and Curriculum Integration. This module is part of the Blended Learning 101 course. Professional Learners are encouraged to pick and choose whichever modules they feel would be useful for their practice. They need not be completed in any specific order or in their entirety. However, it is recommended to start with Module 1.

Contact: elearning@neric.org

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

59. Positive Digital Citizenship - Blended Learning 101 Module 3 Winter 2020

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 1/22/2021

Digital Citizenship for Blended Teachers. This self-paced online course shifts the focus of Digital Citizenship from risk avoidance and fear-based model to a more holistic positive view. This course seeks to help teachers model proactive and empathetic behavior on the World Wide Web. By shifting the loci from what one shouldn't do to what one should do to be a responsible and empathetic digital citizen, discussions with students on this topic can be more impactful. Topics include: Personally Identifiable Information, Managing Your Digital Identity, Professional Learning Networks, Digital Leadership, Copy Right, Personal Safety, and Curriculum Integration. This module is part of the Blended Learning 101 course. Professional Learners are encouraged to pick and choose whichever modules they feel would be useful for their practice. They need not be completed in any specific order or in their entirety. However, it is recommended to start with Module 1.


Contact:elearning@neric.org

60. Get Them Talking: Asynchronous Discussion Tools

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 12/20/2020

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 to get students interacting even when they're not all in one location.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $128.75
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

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.

62. SchoolTool Keyword Troubleshooting for Experienced Users [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Users familiar with keywords and merge documents in SchoolTool

Dates: 12/8/2020

SchoolTool
Participants in this training will gain an understanding of merging SchoolTool data into letters, lists, labels or other documents. We will explore the various troubleshooting methods for fixing stubborn keywords that fail to merge data.

63. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/8/2020

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

64. Apex User Group - Re(Introducing) Apex Learning!

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 12/9/2020

New
Re(Introducing) Apex Learning!
Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses are virtual courses built to standards to meet strict high school graduation requirements with a rigorous curriculum. Engaging content keeps students interested and motivated to succeed and at the same time, Courses are designed to help students learn independently. This session will examine best practices for implementing Comprehensive Courses in your classroom, especially during this time of remote learning. We will be going through the basic functionality in the beginning, so this session will be perfect for beginner to moderate users of Apex Learning!



Intended Audience: district administrators, curriculum team members, teachers, instructional coaches from districts utilizing Apex Learning as part of NERIC's E-Learning program.

This is a virtual session. Join information will be sent the afternoon before.

Contact: elearning@neric.org

65. Google Sheets

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators / support staff

Dates: 12/9/2020

Google Sheets is a data geeks dream. In this session you will learn some of the tips and tricks for using Sheets more efficiently like freezing, text wrapping, drop downs, pivot tables and teacher formulas to name a few. Sheet resources will also be shared.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. 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
Course Type: 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.

66. SchoolTool Rollover - Next Year Scheduling Prep Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/10/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the SchoolTool rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.

67. Let's Play Kahoot!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/10/2020

This live webinar 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. This course will go over how to use Kahoots with your class and also build them with your own content.

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.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

68. Optimizing Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/14/2020

Location: Online

This one-hour webinar is designed for those with some familiarity with Google Classroom, but who want to take their understanding to the next level! We will focus on effective ways to organize Classroom to make it easier for you and your students to navigate. We'll discuss useful settings adjustments, ways to use the Stream, how to make the Classwork tab more navigable, and more.

How this course supports remote learning: Google Classroom is a necessary component of remote learning in districts who use G-Suite for Education.

Please note: This is a synchronous webinar where all participants will connect at the designated date and time. You will receive an email with webinar access information by 9am the day of the event. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

69. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins December 16 and finishes December 23, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/16/2020

New
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the 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 December 16th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on December 23rd, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of December 16th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

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.

70. Esports Discussion Panel- Setting Up for Spring and Some Tips and Tricks

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/16/2020

Location: Online

This discussion panel will assist schools who are prepared to set up for spring 2021 esports season. Our panel of seasoned esports coaches, professionals, and enthusiasts will provide insight in preparing for spring 2020. ***Also, we will have some insight on the January 2021 Championships!

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Course Type: Live Webinar

71. Cleaning Up Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/16/2020

Participants will learn how to incorporate tools and settings in Google Classroom to organize and streamline effective student interaction. Topics, Calendar, Settings, How-to Videos, and the new Google Meet links will be covered.

How this course supports remote learning: As nearly all teachers have moved into Google Classroom (or a similar LMS), many are in a new, unfamiliar environment. This session will serve to help with simple settings and tools to make your approach (and your students' understanding of that approach) more effective.

Please note: This is a synchronous webinar where all participants will connect at the designated date and time. You will receive an email with webinar access information by 9am the day of the event. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

72. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 12/16/2020

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.

73. SchoolTool New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/17/2020

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

74. Twice-Exceptional ELLs Online PD Session (book provided)

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals, teachers (instructional staff)

Dates: 12/17/2020

Even if we are experts in serving the needs of our English Language Learners (ELLs), when another variable is added, it can be a challenge to make the best decisions for these students. This PD will cover ELLs with Disabilities and ELLs with 504s. We will explore the national and state regulations for each area and use these to better understand the procedures needed to ensure our ELLs are receiving the support they need and deserve. In this three hour session, the first two hours will cover content with multiple opportunities for interaction. This will be followed by a workshop-style book study that will allow participants a deep-dive into a topic of their choosing. Participants of this session will receive a copy of the book Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners by Hamayan, Marler, Sanchez-Lopez and Damico (mailed to your home address within NYS). *Participants need to be registered 2 weeks prior to the workshop in order to receive the book. Registration deadline is December 3, 2020. There will also be an optional opportunity for a fourth hour CTLE credit through a one-hour follow-up assignment to make the PD session's learning meaningful and further utilize the book resource.

75. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins December 30 and finishes January 6, 2021

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/30/2020

New
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the 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 December 30th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on January 6th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of December 30th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

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.

76. Blogger Bootcamp

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/31/2021

Have you thought about starting a classroom blog? Having your students blog? Starting a personal or professional blog? Creating a blog for your classroom, and maybe even for your students is an amazing way to communicate and share work during this time. This online course will familiarize you with Blogger and take you from "What's a blog?" to "Hold my coffee while I hyperlink this." There will be a series of activities completed through Blogger throughout the month.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

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: Online-Asynchronous

77. Power Up Your Classroom: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/24/2021

Location: Online

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.

How this course supports remote learning: In this course, participants will learn 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.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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.

78. SchoolTool Student Electronic Data Transfer I & II [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/5/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover how to share student data electronically by use of online pre-registration and by electronic data transfer.

Part I: This includes the configuration of district connections and online pre-registration tokens, sharing options, home district setup, and security permissions.

Part II: This includes the process of sending and receiving student data, troubleshooting connection errors, and a brief overview of the grade retrieval feature.
SchoolTool
This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the SchoolTool rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.

80. Mini Session - Digital Breakouts with Breakout EDU

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/7/2021

Escape rooms are fun and engaging, and they can work well with students both in-person and virtual. This live webinar will cover how to find and run free Digital Breakouts from Breakout EDU. Come and learn how to easily incorporate these fun challenges into your instruction! Rather than an in-depth session, this quick webinar will offer just enough to get you started!

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

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

81. Response to Intervention (RtI) for ELLs (must participate in Twice-Exceptional workshop prior)

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals, teachers (instructional staff)

Dates: 1/7/2021

Twice-Exceptional ELLs 2.0 - a deeper dive into strategies and considerations to support English Learners using the RtI process. This workshop will help administrators and educators to identify strategies and possible structures of programs that will support their ELLs using the RtI process. Participants will then have the opportunity to review their existing RtI process and analyze intervention strategies and practices. In this three-hour session, the first two hours will cover content with multiple opportunities for interaction. This will be followed by a workshop-style book study that will allow participants a deep-dive into a topic of their choosing. Participants of this session will receive a copy of the book RtI for Diverse Learners by Catherine Collier (mailed to your home address within NYS).

*Participants need to be registered 2 weeks prior to the workshop in order to receive the book. Registration deadline is December 21st. There will also be an optional opportunity for a fourth hour CTLE credit through a one-hour follow-up assignment to make the PD session's learning meaningful and further utilize the book resource.

82. SchoolTool Elements of GPA Calculations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 1/8/2021

SchoolTool
Course description pending...

83. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 6: Google Calendar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/11/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 6 will focus on Google Forms.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

84. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 7: Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/12/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 7 will focus on Google Classroom.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

85. Develop Deep Discussions in Flipgrid

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/12/2021

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.

86. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 1/12/2021

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

87. Purpose in my Pocket: A Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 1/12/2021

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

Titles by month: For the following dates, please have the associated novel read: - January 12 - Sickened: a Memoir of Munchausen By Proxy by Julie Gregory - February 9 - The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks - March 9 - Riding the Bus with my Sister: How I Learned to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride by Rachel Simon - April 13 - There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism by Judy and and Sean Barron - May 11- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn - June 8- Like Sound through Water: A Mother's Journey through Auditory Processing Disorder by Karen Foli

88. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 8: Google Drawings

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/13/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 8 will focus on Google Drawings.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

89. School Library System Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 1/13/2021

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

90. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 9: Google Drawings

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/14/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 9 will focus on Google Keep.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

91. SchoolTool Registrar and Census [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/14/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar 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.

92. Mini Session - Build an Escape Room with Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/14/2021

Escape rooms are fun and engaging, and they can work well with students both in-person and virtual. This live webinar will offer a quick overview of creating your own simple escape room using Google Forms. Rather than an in-depth lesson, this course will go over just enough to get you started!

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

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

93. What Can You Do With Google Slides? Everything!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/14/2021

If you are looking for a way to digitize your plans, Google Slides is the way to go.
There are so many possibilities you can create with Google Slides - from interactive activities, drag and drop, and animated slides and more.
So get on board and digitize with Google Slides!

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

94. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 10: Jamboard

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/15/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 10 will focus on Jamboard.

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). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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.

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

95. Google Forms for More

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/18/2021 to 1/22/2021

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 1/18. Work must be completed by Friday 1/22.

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


Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

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.

96. SchoolTool Course Selections Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/19/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will be an introduction or refresher of SchoolTool student course selection data entry and maintenance. Specific topics to be covered will include entering student course selections, removing and editing course selections, as well as using the advanced search to find students with a specific course selection. Also to be covered will be useful reports for working with student course selections.

97. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 1/20/2021

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.

98. SchoolTool HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II [SLL]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 3/2/2021

SchoolTool

Part I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule and an overview of analysis reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports.

Part II: Participants attending this working session should have prior SchoolTool scheduling experience or have attended HS/MS Scheduling I class. Bring your documents for the next school year and a NERIC Coordinator will be there to provide assistance as needed.

99. SchoolTool HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/4/2021 to 3/4/2021

SchoolTool

Part I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule and an overview of analysis reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports.

Part II: Participants attending this working session should have prior SchoolTool scheduling experience or have attended HS/MS Scheduling I class. Bring your documents for the next school year and a NERIC Coordinator will be there to provide assistance as needed.

100. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2021

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

101. Purpose in my Pocket: A Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 2/9/2021

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

Titles by month: For the following dates, please have the associated novel read: - January 12 - Sickened: a Memoir of Munchausen By Proxy by Julie Gregory - February 9 - The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks - March 9 - Riding the Bus with my Sister: How I Learned to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride by Rachel Simon - April 13 - There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism by Judy and and Sean Barron - May 11- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn - June 8- Like Sound through Water: A Mother's Journey through Auditory Processing Disorder by Karen Foli