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1. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting (January 2022)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 1/28/2022

It has been another challenging school year start; but as always, you've overcome the obstacles and leveraged your skills to get students what they need. Thank you!

We invite you to join us at the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting, to allow veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and TAs), those new to the DL environment, and even those thinking about entering the DL arena for the first time to continue the conversations regarding successes, common pain points, and growing the DL program in ever changing learning environments.

Please note that due to the current situation regarding the pandemic, the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting on Friday, January 28th from 12:30 to 2:30pm will be held 100% virtually. Please register soon to hold your place. We will send out the meeting details (virtual join link) closer to the date of the meeting to those who have registered.

Please email dl@neric.org by January 26th with your topics of discussion and questions you would like covered. Once we hear from you, we will announce the topics used to launch the forum discussions.

Until we meet on the 28th, stay well!

Eileen Drescher, Melissa Boucher, Mike Sylofski, & Mary Graham-Morris

NOTE: This meeting is open to DL Practitioners' from districts participating in the Full Distance Learning Program.

2. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting (June 2022)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 6/21/2022

Location: Albany Rooms

As we come to the close of Spring 2022, we would like to thank all of you for providing amazing learning opportunities to students all across New York State!

We encourage you to join us at the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting, to allow veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and TAs), those new to the DL environment, and even those simply curious about the DL network, to continue the conversations regarding successes, common pain points, and growing the DL program in this ever changing learning environment.

The June Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting will be a hybrid event held on Tuesday, June 21st from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at NERIC - 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd and virtually via Webex. For those attending in person at NERIC in Albany, we will be providing lunch at 12:00pm, so be sure to arrive by noon!

Please register soon to hold your place. We will send a survey (to indicate your preference for attending in person or virtually) and the virtual join link closer to the date of the meeting to those who have registered.

Please email dl@neric.org by June 17th with your topics of discussion and questions you would like covered during the meeting. Once we hear from you, we will announce the topics used to launch the forum discussions.

We hope to see many of you, in person or virtually, on the 21st. Until then, stay well.

-Eileen Drescher, Melissa Boucher, Mike Sylofski, & Mary Graham-Morris

NOTE: This meeting is open to DL Practitioners' from districts participating in the Full Distance Learning Program.
In this webinar the NERIC Testing Team will walk through using the NERIC Regents Answer Sheet Online Ordering System, as well as discuss Regents Data Files, Templates, Worksheet, and have time for a Q&A. If you have questions ahead of time please send them to testing@neric.org. WebEx information will be sent to registered participants.
In this webinar the NERIC Testing Team will walk through next steps after Administration. This includes scanning your answer sheets after the constructed responses have been scored, accessing reports in ASAP Scoring Software, and Data reporting in the Fall of 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have questions ahead of time please send them to testing@neric.org. WebEx information will be sent to registered participants.

5. SchoolTool School Counselor Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/4/2022

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SchoolTool
This webinar will cover common School Counselor tasks. A look at making scheduling changes that include understanding drop/withdraw/switch differences, contracting, finding available periods and classes, using drag and drop to schedule, using the audit report to view add/drops, grade search, reports, unlocking marking periods, and course history.

6. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins October 5th and Ends October 12th, 2022

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/5/2022

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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.

You may begin this class on Schoology on October 5th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on October 12th, 2022. You will receive an email the morning of October 5th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register. We do NOT need your payment before the class begins.

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.

There will be a 5-10 business day processing period beginning after course session ends before your information is sent to NYSED. Please keep this in mind when planning for your deadlines.

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

7. Student Voices Student Facilitator Training-Morning session

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Pilot program with specific districts invited to attend

Dates: 10/6/2022

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Capital Region BOCES will bring high school students from across the Capital Region together to learn about the experiences of their peers and discuss critical issues together. Students who are interested in becoming facilitators will be offered training.

8. Fly into the Future - NERIC Model Schools Fall Event

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/6/2022

Location: Online

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Join us for an exciting hands-on day of experimentation, discovery and purposeful play at the beautiful Great Escape Lodge in Lake George. You will leave inspired and excited to put what you learn into action in your classroom!

This is a hands-on instructional day for teachers run by Model Schools for Model Schools.

Teams are encouraged but all are welcome!

Fee: There is no fee for this event.

9. Student Voices Student Facilitator Training-Afternoon session

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Pilot program with specific districts invited to attend

Dates: 10/6/2022

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Capital Region BOCES will bring high school students from across the Capital Region together to learn about the experiences of their peers and discuss critical issues together. Students who are interested in becoming facilitators will be offered training.

10. Introduction to the Data Warehouse

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: New DDCs

Dates: 10/6/2022

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This introductory webinar is geared towards the new DDC. This webinar is designed to assist a DDC in their new role and will present an overview of the systems and processes related to NYS data reporting.

11. SchoolTool Dashboards Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/7/2022

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SchoolTool
This hour-long webinar provides an overview of data dashboards, which is a dynamic tool available in SchoolTool that display graphs of district- and building-wide information that can be refined to teacher and student specific information. We will demonstrate how to use line charts for comparing data and the ability to drill down on specific information presented in the dashboards.

12. Fine Arts Tool Smackdown

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 10/28/2022

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A full one hour of learning about and exploring the quality content that is available (free) online to support your curriculum.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $80.00
Course Type: Asynchronous 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.

13. Google Forms for Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 11/21/2022

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This course focuses on how to use Google Forms in your classroom. You will learn how to:
-Create a basic Google Form
- Make a self-grading quiz
- Add various question types and multimedia
- Change the appearance of a Form
- Share a Google Form with colleagues and distribute it to students
- Establish Form Settings
- View and manage responses from within your Form and from Google Sheets
- Utilize advanced features that add to the functionality and appearance of your Form

During the course you will examine uses for Forms in the classroom, learn fundamental and advanced skills for creating Forms, and have the opportunity to apply what you learned by creating various Google Forms that you will be able to use in your classroom. (You will need a personal Google account for this course)

To keep your spot in the course, the first module of the course must be completed by 10/17. After that, the modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as all modules and the final project is completed by 11/21.

Registrants will be notified by email on the start date of the course with course access information. Please add jennifersangiacomo@gmail.com to your contacts so don't miss this information. If you don't receive course info by the end of the day 10/10, please check your SPAM folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

14. Let's Get It Together! Getting and Staying Organized with Google Tools

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 11/21/2022

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In this 5 module course you will learn best practices for getting and staying organized within the Google Apps environment. Specifically we will be looking at Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Calendar, and Keep. Along the way you'll get many great tips for using these apps to increase your daily efficiency such as creating and organizing bookmarks, switching between Chrome profiles, creating a set of startup pages, organizing files and folders, tips for utilizing Drive features, setting up labels in Gmail, managing emails, using Gmail filters, using email templates, scheduling and snoozing emails, working with multiple calendars, setting calendar notifications and reminders, creating a booking calendar, and managing tasks (among other things).

During each module you will be provided with learning materials to review and then given a task to complete that will allow you to practice and apply the skills presented during the module. At the conclusion of the course, you will complete a final project.

This course is self-paced. Module 1 must be completed by 10/17, and the remaining modules and final project can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as all coursework is submitted by 11/21.

You will need a personal Google Apps (gmail) account. Registrants will be notified by email on the start date of the course with course access information. Please add jennifersangiacomo@gmail.com to your contacts so don't miss this information. If you don't receive course info by the end of the day 10/10 please check your SPAM folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265.00
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

NERIC Data Privacy and Security Statement applies.

15. Online Project Tools for Literacy Activities

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 10/28/2022

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In this class you will use online tools to learn different styles of creating and presenting student projects for literacy activities. The tools will also provide differentiation opportunities for student synthesis and expression. This course has no live meetings and can be completed anytime between the start and end dates shown.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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

16. Physical Education Tool Smackdown

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 10/28/2022

New
A full one hour of learning about and exploring the quality content that is available (free) online to support your curriculum.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $80.00
Course Type: Asynchronous 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.

17. The Culturally Responsive Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 10/28/2022

Location: Online

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This course will provide an overview of culturally responsive teaching pedagogy, and will focus on instructional technology resources to support teaching in cross-cultural or multicultural contexts.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
Location: Online Course

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. Creating Digital Manipulatives and Interactives with Google Apps

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 10/31/2022

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During the course you will learn how to create interactive activities and manipulatives for your students using Google Jamboard, Google Drawings, and Google Slides.

For each app, you will:
-Watch tutorials covering the basics of how to get started creating
-Read articles covering instructional ideas to give you some inspiration
-Create an activity/activities to use in your classroom

The modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as all module tasks are completed and submitted by the course end date. You will need a personal Google account for this course. Instruction on how to access the course will be sent via MyLearningPlan by the course start date.

You will need a personal Google account for this course. Registrants will be notified by email on the start date of the course with course access information. Please add jennifersangiacomo@gmail.com to your contacts so don't miss this information. If you don't receive course info by the end of the day 10/10, please check your SPAM folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $215.00
Location: Online Course

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.

19. Inspire Your Readers... Be a Book Whisperer

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 11/16/2022

Location: Online

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Did you know that free voluntary reading is the largest predictor of student success? Using selected readings from Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer, we will explore ways to engage students in voluntary reading. We will examine how to motivate your readers using technology applications such as Google Forms, Google Slides, and WordArt. We will discuss the use of e-reading sites. We aim to meet participants wherever they are in their journey to inspire their students to love reading.

Participants must have access to The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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.

20. SLS Mentor Program Orientation

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 10/13/2022

The CRB SLS Mentoring Program offers assistance to new and/or non-tenured school librarians. The SLS is committed to promoting highly-qualified school librarians and excellent school library programs, and will offer professional development to meet the needs of districts and buildings. This full-day orientation is highly recommended for everyone in the mentoring program, and will acquaint new and returning mentees to SLS resources, mentoring program benefits, goal setting, and expectations.

21. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Prep Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/13/2022 to 1/12/2023

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The goal of this course is to prepare educators for the Google Level 1 Certified Educator Exam. Google Level 1 Certified Educators know how to use and leverage Google tools effectively in their classroom to improve workflow and engage students. This course will also give those just starting out with Google tools an overview of each Google App and how to use its basic features.

The course consists of 19 modules, each focusing on a Google tool or group of apps. In each module, you will explore materials that will help you learn and perform the required skills for a particular Google product. At the end of each module you will be asked to take a quiz that will test your knowledge of fundamental product features as well as the pedagogy behind using the topic Google tool. The final module of the course will go over what to expect on the exam including how to register, test taking tips, and an overview of the exam experience. It is not required that you take the exam in order to earn credit for this course, although it is certainly encouraged!

The first module quiz must be completed by 10/20. After that, the modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as all work is completed by 1/12. Participants should have a personal gmail account to access the course and experiment with module skills as some app features may be blocked by your district administrator.

Registrants will be notified by email on the start date of the course with course access information. Please add jennifersangiacomo@gmail.com to your contacts so don't miss this information. If you don't receive course info by the end of the day 10/13, please check your SPAM folder.

NERIC Data Privacy and Security Statement applies.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $510.00
Location: Online

22. SchoolTool Data Warehouse Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/13/2022

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

23. SchoolTool Security [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Database Administrators

Dates: 10/13/2022

SchoolTool
Topics in this webinar are appropriate for SchoolTool users tasked with maintaining user and group security as well as administrators responsible for ensuring student data privacy is protected. Critical security options such as password requirements and timeout limits will be reviewed as will reviewing permissions for each SMS group and groups for each user. Conducting a user permissions audit will be discussed as will inactivating faculty and available security reports.

24. Screencast Simplified (Chrome Built-In Screen Recording Tool) Mini Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/13/2022 to 11/10/2022

Location: Online

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Want to know about Google's new Screencast Screen recording application? Need to record your screen with video and audio on a Chromebook without having to purchase any additional applications? This mini course will answer all that and more!

We will come together for a synchronous session Thursday 10/13 3:30 - 4:30 to demonstrate the application and get you set up to apply it directly into your classroom right away. You will complete coursework outside of class. We will then come back together for another synchronous session Wednesday 10/26 3:30 - 4:30 for more advanced features and applications. The mini course will end with a brief culminating activity regarding the application.

NOTE: To successfully participate in this course you will need access to a Chromebook running Chrome Os 103 or higher. [We can demonstrate how to locate and apply updates at our first session but you need to ensure you have the capability to do so.]

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $135
Course Type: Blended - Synchronous Webinars and Online Course

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. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 10/14/2022

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover essential concepts and skills needed to get started in SchoolTool. Specific topics will include SchoolTool terminology and navigation, and using the basic and advanced search options to view student information.

26. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/14/2022

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide an overview of SchoolTool features and utilities every school administrator should know. Explore the possibilities provided by messages, alerts, activity codes, user-defined screens and other under-utilized features. Get tips for staying informed regarding student attendance trends, students failing or in danger of failing, ideas for handling common challenges such as spanish comment codes, streamlining awards, collecting fees, graduation planning and managing staff security.

27. Not Light, But Fire Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 12/9/2022

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Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about race in your classroom?
Are you looking for practical strategies to engage with your students? This book tackles the issues of:
How to recognize the difference between meaningful and inconsequential race conversations.
How to build conversational "safe spaces", not merely declare them.
How to infuse race conversations with urgency and purpose.
How to thrive in the face of unexpected challenges.
How administrators might equip teachers to thoughtfully engage in these conversations.

Participants must have access to the book Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom by Matthew R. Kay.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

28. Tech Like a PIRATE: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 11/6/2022

Location: Online

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*This is your last chance to participate in the Tech Like a PIRATE book study course as it departs on its final voyage!

Come aboard as we set sail on an adventure that will provide a treasure trove of technology tools, strategies, and inspiration to hook your students in a thrilling and memorable experience in learning. You'll take home plenty of loot after this book study.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Tech Like a PIRATE: Using Classroom Technology to Create an Experience and Make Learning Memorable by Matt Miller. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Tech Like a PIRATE: Using Classroom Technology to Create an Experience and Make Learning Memorable by Matt Miller.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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. Speed Dating with Google Tools

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 10/17/2022

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As reported by the BBC in the Science of Love, it only takes between 90 seconds to 4 minutes of face-to-face interaction to determine attraction, which gives speed dating an advantage over online dating. So let's apply that to the Google Tools. This hands-on presentation will feature Google Tools being used collaboratively, so that educators can find their Google Tool "soul mates" that will fit into their classroom. This will be a fast-paced interactive session, so grab a coffee and let's go!


If you are interested in this session, but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). An option to complete the session asynchronously will be provided after the LIVE session has occurred. All participants will be sent a video link to the session after the live session is complete. 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: $80.00
Location: Online via Webex

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

30. What's New in Google 2022?

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 12/6/2022

Location: Online

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Want to know what was rolled out for Google in the second half of 2022? Hear of awesome updates but can't keep track of them? This webinar series will tell you all that and more!

Each session will focus on a different component of Google for Education products. It will provide an explanation of the update, resources for more information, and allow for personalized exploration time to dive deeper into updates that are most useful to you.

Availability of Google updates/features are dependent upon the Google Workspace Edition you are using. It may be beneficial to know what edition/version your district is using prior to the training to best understand what features will be available to you.

NOTE: PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE IF YOU HAVE INTEREST IN ANY OF THE SESSIONS LISTED. YOU WILL GET CREDIT FOR THOSE ATTENDED (YOU MAY CHOOSE TO ONLY ATTEND SESSIONS OF INTEREST)

What's New in Google 2022?
All courses will run on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5 with topics covered on the respective dates:
SESSION 1 - Chromebooks - 10/18
SESSION 2 - Google Meet - 10/25
SESSION 3 - Classroom & Drive - 11/1
SESSION 4 - Docs, Sheets & Forms - 11/8
SESSION 5 - Chat, GMail & Contacts - 11/15
SESSION 6 - Calendar & Tasks - 11/22
SESSION 7 - Youtube & Sites - 11/29
SESSION 8 - MISC (Chrome OS Flex, Android features, & Offline sync) - 12/6

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $215
Course Type: Synchronous Webinars

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. Minecraft User Group

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/18/2022

Location: Online

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This 30 minute meetup, run by a local teacher who has used Minecraft extensively, is an opportunity to connect with other Minecraft users in the region! Come and ask questions, discuss your program, and collaborate with other Minecraft enthusiasts!

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

32. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2022

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.

33. 2022 SchoolTool User Group - Albany

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/19/2022


Please join representatives from your Mindex and NERIC SchoolTool teams, as well as your fellow district users for a collaborative day of networking, learning and discussion focused on best practices and features of SchoolTool.

Topics will include:

-SchoolTool Vision
-SchoolTool Roadmap
-Graduation Requirements and Online Registration Focus Groups.
- Future of Dashboards and Analytics in SchoolTool
-And More...

34. 2022 SchoolTool User Group - Lake Placid

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/20/2022


Please join representatives from your Mindex and NERIC SchoolTool teams, as well as your fellow district users for a collaborative day of networking, learning and discussion focused on best practices and features of SchoolTool.

Topics will include:

-SchoolTool Vision
-SchoolTool Roadmap
-Graduation Requirements and Online Registration Focus Groups.
- Future of Dashboards and Analytics in SchoolTool
-And More...

35. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 10/20/2022

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

36. Build a Spooky Halloween Escape Room for your Class!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/21/2022

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Virtual escape rooms are fun, engaging and challenging for students - and they work with all grade levels! This webinar will cover where to find existing online escape/mystery rooms, as well as a quick how-to on creating your own fun and spooky escape room just in time for Halloween. This course comes with a template so you can insert your own content and create clues easily to have it up and running in no time!

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $80.00
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.

37. Boom Cards

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 12/6/2022

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

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
Location: Online

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

38. Google Made Easy Series (Updated!)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 11/23/2022

New
Each module will focus on tips and tricks to use the following Google applications (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Keep, Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides). Attend a single session, a few of interest, or all 8 to get the full package. Participants will receive a PDF of presentation materials with resources and content information. You will need to review the information, complete a short Google Form quiz based on the information, and submit feedback within the scheduled window to be marked as attended for that module. See further information about specific content covered for each application next to each module in the list below. These modules are relevant and useful for any person using Google in any capacity in their career!

Note: Please sign up for the course if you have interest in any of the modules listed. You will get credit for those completed (you may choose to only complete those modules of interest or all modules).

Google Made Easy Series (1.5 hrs each)
Module 1: Gmail (organizing, labeling, schedule sends, signature, settings)
Module 2: Drive (organizing, folders, search feature, sharing, starring)
Module 3: Calendar (managing multiple calendars, color coding, alerts, recurring events)
Module 4: Keep (notes, checklist, pinned, archive)
Module 5: Docs (sharing, inserting links, tables, formatting)
Module 6: Sheets (number format, simple formula, sorting, inserting basic charts)
Module 7: Forms (types of questions, sharing, settings, quizzes, viewing responses)
Module 8: Slides (new slide templates, presenter comments, printing layout options, image, backgrounds, shapes, link to other slides)

** Updates have been made to include new features released in 2022 based on the basic Google for Education plan.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $215.00
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

Our Data Privacy and Security Statement applies.

39. Introduction to Pixlr

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 11/28/2022

New
Pixlr is a free online cloud-based image editing tool that runs on both the PC and Mac platforms. It's an HTML5-based app that closely resembles Photoshop. Images may be opened from your workstation or URL, as well as from Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos. The course, focusing on Web image creation for the classroom, will include: interface navigation, selection tools and layers, manipulating your images, transforming and retouching photos, and filters. Participants who complete all the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

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

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

40. Intro to SchooLinks: College and Career Readiness

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Guidance Staff, Counselors, Administrators

Dates: 10/24/2022

New
SchooLinks is the modern approach to college and career readiness used by over 150 school districts and 1 million students. Come learn how SchooLinks is helping New York schools with the full student journey: from interest discovery, academic and post-secondary planning, and SEL - SchooLinks offers college application management, internship matching, career mentorship, industry partner engagement, and other features that help districts broaden the definition of college and career readiness. This session hosted by a member of the SchooLinks team. SchooLinks is a paid software.
Location: Online (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.

41. Using Code.org to unleash the power of Coding!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 10/24/2022

New
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. This session will cover ways to easily include Code.org into content areas teaching your students (and you) how to code even if you have never done it before.


If you are interested in this session, but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). An option to complete the session asynchronously will be provided after the LIVE session has occurred. All participants will be sent a video link to the session after the live session is complete. 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: $80.00
Location: Online via Webex

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

42. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins October 25th and Ends November 1st

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/25/2022

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.

You may begin this class on Schoology on October 25th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on November 1st. You will receive an email the morning of October 25th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register. We do NOT need your payment before the class begins.

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.

There will be a 5-10 business day processing period beginning after course session ends before your information is sent to NYSED. Please keep this in mind when planning for your deadlines.

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

43. Using Local Primary Resources: Consider the Source Diversity and Collaborative Knowledge

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: School librarians and K-12 educators (Capital Region, Questar III, HFM, and WSWHE BOCES)

Dates: 10/25/2022

This is an opportunity for K-12 classroom educators and school librarians to come together with the goal of learning how to elevate the voices of ALL New York communities and incorporate local primary sources into their curriculum. This full-day workshop is designed to introduce educators to the local, inquiry-focused primary source lessons developed through the Consider the Source Diversity and Collaborative Knowledge Program. All workshop materials focus on the history of underrepresented voices and feature newly digitized local historical records and teacher-created, NYS learning standards-aligned lessons.

44. Esports Coach Clinics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/25/2022 to 12/6/2022

Location: Online

This 30 minute clinic for esports coaches will feature the critical aspects of being an esports coach and tips and tricks for managing your team.

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

45. Elevating Student Voices Discussion Series

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Pilot program with specific districts invited to attend

Dates: 10/26/2022 to 4/20/2023

Capital Region BOCES will bring high school students from across the Capital Region together to learn about the experiences of their peers and discuss critical issues together. Students will gather for three 2-hour in person sessions and conclude with a Youth Summit at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady.

46. Thought Leadership Meetings for Principals/Assistant Principals

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Component District Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 10/26/2022

Capital Region BOCES Educational Support Services is hosting a series of meetings to provide the opportunity for principals and assistant principals to collaborate and share ideas with peers. Receive updates on important issues that impact your role as the principal/assistant principal. The meetings will be held from 9-10 a.m. The October 26 and June 7th meetings will be in person at Capital Region BOCES. The January and March meetings will be virtual.

47. Elementary Librarians Round Table, with Susan Kirby-LeMon and Heidi Brower

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region Elementary School Librarians

Dates: 10/26/2022

New
Join your fellow elementary librarians in the Capital Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community. The first meeting will be held at Skano Elementary School, and will focus on DEI efforts in your district, and their impact on your library program.

48. School Library System Council Meeting #1

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB SLS Council Members

Dates: 10/27/2022

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.

49. Google Forms: In and Out of the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/31/2022 to 12/5/2022

New
This 15-hour online course introduces educators to Google Forms for classroom and personal use. Google Forms is a tool that is a part of the Google Workspace. It allows users to create easy-to-use web forms, that are linked to a Google Sheet. The course focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: form creation and formatting, using templates, creating surveys, quizzes, exit tickets, sharing and collaborating, and using addons. Participants who complete all the assignments will receive a 15 hour completion certificate. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

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

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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.

50. Flipgrid

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/1/2022 to 11/20/2022

Location: Online

New
Flipgrid is a free, fun, and easy video tool that allows teachers to post "Topics" that are essentially videos with some accompanying text. This is then shared with students, who can be prompted to respond. Flipgrid makes it easy for teachers to gather information about student understanding and growth. It also gives teachers the opportunity to hear from all of their students, even the ones who are reserved due to language barriers, speech impediments, or lack of confidence. The service works online so it can be accessed via web browser from nearly any device, or through the app, making it good for laptops, tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks, and desktop computers. Once you get started with Flipgrid, you will be dreaming up new ways to impact learning using this powerful tool!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

51. LiveBinders

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/1/2022 to 11/20/2022

Location: Online

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

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

52. Padlet

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/1/2022 to 11/20/2022

Location: Online

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

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

53. Using TikTok in the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/1/2022 to 11/20/2022

Location: Online

New
With over a 100 million active user the U.S. and nearly 700 million worldwide (CNBC), TikTok is quickly becoming the hottest social media app. The mobile platform allows users to create, edit, and share short video clips that are jazzed up with filters and the latest music trends. It has proven to be highly successful with younger audiences. This course will teach you how to create your first TikTok and utilize TikTok content in your classroom. A discussion about concerning issues with TikTik will also be included .

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
Location: Online

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

54. Coaching-Mentoring & Sponsorship

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/1/2022

*Join us as we learn the difference between coaching, mentoring and sponsorship. *Take time to network and learn from colleagues. *Explore the importance of connections and self-care (6-6:30)

$48 NYSAWA Members/ $60 Non-Members when registering price will reflect non-member fee but will be adjusted if you are a member.

55. SchoolTool Reports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/3/2022

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.

56. Disruptive Thinking In Our Classrooms: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 11/27/2022

Location: Online

New
Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future will disrupt your thinking about the structure of school and give you strategies for empowering your students for a rapidly evolving world. You'll learn how to create a disruptive thinking culture in your classroom, helping your students to develop competencies critical for success now and in the unpredictable future. "Disruptive Challenges” and the book study course will cause a mindset shift and give you ideas and resources, including digital tools and ready-to-use templates. Are you ready for business as unusual?

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future by Eric Sheninger. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future by Eric Sheninger.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

57. Google Sheets for Educators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/12/2022

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

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

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

58. I'm the Kind of Kid Who... Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/5/2022

Location: Online

New
Debbie Miller and Emily Callahan believe that it all begins with choice. In their book I'm the Kind of Kid Who…, they provide a framework for introducing choice making in the classroom, through "invitations” that encourage students to find out who they are, how they learn, and what they need to thrive. "There are no magical programs to call upon to develop learner identity and agency” write Debbie and Emily, "because the truth is, children and their teachers don't need them! What kids really need are invitations from their teachers to discover themselves for themselves.”

Participants must have access to the book I'm the Kind of Kid Who: Invitations That Support Learner Identity and Agency by Debbie Miller and Emily Callahan.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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. Nearpod Crash Course: Create Interactive and Engaging Lessons

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/19/2022

New
No matter what subject and grade level you teach, Nearpod is an amazing tool. With Nearpod, you can add interactive content and engaging activities to lessons and assignments. Whether your students are learning in person or virtually, Nearpod lessons are perfect for live instruction or independent activities.

The course consists of 5 Modules and a Final Project:
Intro to Nearpod
Lesson Basics and Admin
Adding Content to a Nearpod Lesson
Adding Activities to a Nearpod Lesson
Teaching with Nearpod

During each module you will be provided with learning materials to review and then given a task to complete that will help you apply the skills presented during the module. At the conclusion of the course, you will submit a final project where you will be asked to create an actual Nearpod lesson that you can use with your students in the future.

What you will need: a personal Google Apps (gmail) account and during the course you will be asked to sign up for a free Nearpod account.

Registrants will be notified by email on the start date of the course with course access information. Please add jennifersangiacomo@gmail.com to your contacts so don't miss this information. If you don't receive course info by the end of the day 11/7, please check your SPAM folder.

To keep your spot in the course, the first module of the course must be completed by 11/14. After that, the modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as all modules and the final project is completed by 12/19.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265.00
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

Data Privacy and Security Statement applies.

60. The Joyful Teacher: Strategies for Becoming the Teacher Every Student Deserves

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 11/28/2022

Location: Online

New
"My wish,” writes Berit Gordon, "is for there to be more joy and less struggle in a profession where people put in such tremendous effort and do such essential work.” Teaching is a journey, you CAN control your own joy. Have you felt as if you have lost that joy or that joy has been diminished? In the world of education there are strategies that teachers use to create a positive educational experience for themselves and their students. Based on the book, The Joyful Teacher, there are structures in place to help K-12 teachers across all content areas to reflect on their professional development needs, set goals that work, and access practical strategies that will help them meet those goals. Where will your journey begin?

Participants must have access to the book The Joyful Teacher, by Berit Gordon.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $260
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.

61. Tuned-In Teaching Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/5/2022

Location: Online

New
Educators know that there is no such thing as a perfect classroom. Despite our best intentions, our classrooms sometimes feel like they're stuck or out of tune. In Tuned-In Teaching, Garcia and Morell offer a road map for creating a classroom that is transformative for your students and revitalizing for you. By "tuning in” to youth culture and the lives of students, we become more connected to their needs and ways of learning.

Participants must have access to the book Tuned-In Teaching: Centering Youth Culture for an Active and Just Classroom, by Antero Garcia and Ernest Morell.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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.

62. SchoolTool Census and Registrar [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/7/2022

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.

63. Chips! Who can have just one? Smart Chips in Google

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 11/7/2022

New
Smart chips are new little shortcuts embedded into the Google Apps. They will do all kinds of amazing things so come explore them and let's make them applicable to education.

If you are interested in this session, but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). An option to complete the session asynchronously will be provided after the LIVE session has occurred. All participants will be sent a video link to the session after the live session is complete. 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: $80.00
Location: Online via Webex

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

64. Kami 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, admins, aides, assistants who are fairly new to Kami

Dates: 11/9/2022

New
Learn how to open documents in Kami and use the most popular tools and features. Prior to our meeting make sure you have signed up for a Kami account via kami.app Please contact the instructor for a free Educator account; this includes some extra features. This course will feature a guest instructor from Kami.
Topics- initial circles, select, read aloud, text box, markup, share document, control features, and the Kami Library.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $80.00
Location: Online (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.

65. North Country Collaborative @ SUNY Potsdam November 10, 2022

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: teachers, educational technology enthusiasts, administrators and preservice teachers

Dates: 11/10/2022

New
The North Country Collaborative at SUNY Potsdam is designed for teachers, Educational Technology enthusiasts, administrators, and preservice teachers to learn effective and engaging ways to incorporate technologies into their classrooms and schools. There will be workshops, poster sessions, a drone soccer demonstration, vendor presentations, and time to network with colleagues. There will be presenters from around New York State sharing their expertise.

Please also register with NYSCATE at:https://nyscate.configio.com/pd/1055/?code=fmzQ9cj7LX

Cost will be $50, payable to NYSCATE.

A tentative schedule is available at: https://www.nyscate.org/page/north-country-collaborative-2022

66. The World Is At Your Fingertips

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/14/2022 to 12/12/2022

New
The new creation tools in Google Earth allow you to create and share maps and stories about our world. You can create a project on any subject of your choosing, adding placemarks and contextual information, then organizing your project into a narrative flow. Once created, you can share your project and collaborate with others. These creation features make Google Earth a great option for teachers looking to create content for students to interact with as well as for those looking to provide another creation option to their students.

This course will introduce you to the Google Earth creation tools and walk you through the process of building and sharing your own Earth project. At the end of the course, you will create a Google Earth project and submit it as evidence of your learning. All modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as your project is submitted by 12/12.

Registrants will be notified by email on the start date of the course with course access information. Please add jennifersangiacomo@gmail.com to your contacts so don't miss this information. If you don't receive course info by the end of the day 11/14, please check your SPAM folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $215.00
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.

67. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 11/16/2022

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.

68. Pixel Art - Learning Made Fun!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/16/2022 to 11/30/2022

New
Are you looking to create a fun and engaging activity for your students? This course is designed for instructional staff who would like to learn a new way to engage learners of all ages. Join me in creating a Pixel Art Google Sheets activity that you can use to review any content. All you need is a pixel picture, questions, answers and a Google sheet!

During the course you will be provided with step by step instruction on how to create the activity, as well as an instructional sheet and video tutorials to refer back to for future projects. Course credit will be issued upon completion of a final project. There will be one live webinar and two hours of work on your own.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $115.00
Course Type: Blended - Synchronous Webinar and Online Course

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. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/18/2022

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide an overview of SchoolTool features and utilities every school administrator should know. Explore the possibilities provided by messages, alerts, activity codes, user-defined screens and other under-utilized features. Get tips for staying informed regarding student attendance trends, students failing or in danger of failing, ideas for handling common challenges such as spanish comment codes, streamlining awards, collecting fees, graduation planning and managing staff security.

70. Blended Learning with Google: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/28/2022 to 12/18/2022

Location: Online

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Blended Learning with Google: Your Guide to DYNAMIC Teaching and Learning will give educators practical ideas for using Google tools to create dynamic learning experiences in all school communities, whether in person, online, remote, hybrid, or something else. Don't let the Google part scare you away. Even if you're not a Google school, dynamic strategies mentioned in this book can be implemented using similar Microsoft tools. This book study course will challenge you to think differently about how to approach blended learning in your classroom!

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Blended Learning with Google: Your Guide to DYNAMIC Teaching and Learning by Kasey Bell. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Blended Learning with Google: Your Guide to DYNAMIC Teaching and Learning by Kasey Bell.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

71. Google Docs for Collaboration and Meaningful Feedback

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/28/2022 to 12/16/2022

Location: Online

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Google Docs is much more than just an online version of your favorite word processor. When you learn some of the different features, you'll discover that Google Docs can be invaluable in your classroom. While this course will be most useful to those who are relatively new to using Google Docs, even experienced users will find some new tips and tricks to make this a tool for your students and for your other collaborative work. We will also look at what sort of feedback you can provide for students to help them engage in the revision process.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 11/28/2022

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

73. SchoolTool Custom Exports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/29/2022

SchoolTool
This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within SchoolTool. Custom exports are the only way to create 'reports' that export in Excel spreadsheet format. They can be a powerful tool to find the data needed by school districts.

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/1/2022

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 beginning 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.

75. SchoolTool Keyword Troubleshooting for Experienced Users [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Users familiar with keywords and merge documents in SchoolTool

Dates: 12/1/2022

SchoolTool
This training will provide a brief review of merging SchoolTool data into letters, lists, labels or other documents followed by intermediate/advanced troubleshooting topics. Attendees will learn how to avoid and fix common mistakes as well as how to remove hidden xml code that can cause merges to fail.

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/2/2022

SchoolTool
This class will provide users with how to refine Custom Export reports (for example, concatenating fields, formatting information, and much more). It is a powerful feature and you will be given a handout with specific formulas!

77. Create an Escape Room in Seesaw

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2022 to 12/9/2022

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Escape rooms are wildly popular right now. They can be used in your classroom to combine content knowledge with 21st Century Skills such as cooperation, critical thinking, leadership, and creativity. If you're already using Seesaw as a learning platform, this session will show you how to build Escape Rooms within it. This class will run asynchronously through the week. I will be checking in periodically to answer questions and view results. Meeting dates are the start and end times of the course.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $80.00
Location: Online (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 Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 12/5/2022

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover essential concepts and skills needed to get started in SchoolTool. Specific topics will include SchoolTool terminology and navigation, and using the basic and advanced search options to view student information.

79. Communications Coordinator Meeting #2

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region SLS Communication Coordinators, CRB Librarians

Dates: 12/7/2022

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, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. Format determined by level of transmission.

80. SchoolTool Security [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Database Administrators

Dates: 12/8/2022

SchoolTool
Topics in this webinar are appropriate for SchoolTool users tasked with maintaining user and group security as well as administrators responsible for ensuring student data privacy is protected. Critical security options such as password requirements and timeout limits will be reviewed as will reviewing permissions for each SMS group and groups for each user. Conducting a user permissions audit will be discussed as will inactivating faculty and available security reports.

81. Digital Citizenship Resources for You and Your Students

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Aides, Assistants, Administrators

Dates: 12/12/2022

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This session will be an overview of Digital Citizenship; first and foremost, what it is. Then we'll discuss some resources that are available to support you as you teach your students about it. We'll also take a time out and review some digital wellness resources for teachers. (That's right--we'll focus on you for a minute!)

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $80.00
Location: 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.

82. SchoolTool New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/15/2022

SchoolTool
This webinar reviews new SchoolTool features introduced by Mindex based on a new SchoolTool version release.

83. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/15/2022

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.

84. NERIC Annual Awareness Day 2022

Program: NERIC Awareness Day Catalog

Audience: Educators, District Administrators and Technology Specialists

Dates: 12/16/2022

The 33nd Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY.

The theme of Awareness Day 2022 is "The Road Ahead - Engaging Students to be Future Ready"

Our endnote speaker is Kevin Roose, Technology columnist for the New York Times and author of Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation . Use #TechADay on Twitter to share and follow Tech A-Day experiences! - Click here to sign up to present a breakout session!

Session openings are limited and districts will be contacted for session participation once the Awareness Day committee has made its final selections.

Please note:

*CTLE professional development credits are offered for this event to those who register here through MyLearningPlan. This registration step is the ONLY way credits can be obtained.

*In addition to registering here for CTLE credit, you must click here to register for the event on Eventbrite.

85. Educational Duct Tape: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/19/2022 to 1/8/2023

Location: Online

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Are you overwhelmed by the multitude of educational technology tools options out there? Are you not sure where to start and lacking the time to learn about every new edtech tool? Educational Duct Tape will be your guide to selecting the right tools for your classroom. Through hilariously entertaining stories about things like tater tots, bounce houses, shirt sleeves, crying grapes, and beards, Jake Miller shares his knowledge and compares tools for assessments, blogging, screencasting, audio projects, video creation, apps, infographics, and so much more. This book study will help you to overcome edtech decision paralysis and enable you to select the right tool for your classroom so that you can start using them immediately.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Educational Duct Tape: An Edtech Integration Mindset by Jake Miller. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Educational Duct Tape: An Edtech Integration Mindset by Jake Miller.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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. Robots and VR - Get to Know the Model Schools Lending Library!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/4/2023

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The Model Schools Lending Library has so many options for Model Schools Districts to utilize technology in their classroom! If you want to turn up the engagement and tackle tech-infused learning, coding, and/or virtual reality field trips, come and see what we have to offer!

This course is a fun and fast-paced overview of many learning tools. Even if you know about our Lending Library, our new additions would make this course well worth your time! If you require more in-depth professional development on the specific tools you wish to borrow, that would be arranged before the borrow date. The process of requesting/borrowing equipment for Model Schools districts will also be covered.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $80.00
Course Type: In-Person at NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

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.

87. Breaking the Blockbuster Model: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/9/2023 to 1/29/2023

Location: Online

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In Breaking the Blockbuster Model: Using Edtech and Accessibility to "See What's Next” in Classrooms, Nate Ridgway uses something that we all have experience with, the changing entertainment industry, to show how educators can move toward more student-centered learning, rethink traditional practices such as homework, textbooks, and grading, and create a model of teaching that opens access and equity and is relevant for today's students. Are you ready to "See What's Next” in your classroom? LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

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

Participants must have access to the book Breaking the Blockbuster Model: Using Edtech and Accessibility to "See What's Next” in Classrooms, by Nate Ridgway.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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.

88. Diving Deeper in to Slides

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 1/9/2023

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Ever wonder how to create a worksheet in Slides? Or how to create cool graphics? Or a newsletter? Or an interactive deck? This session will cover all of this and MORE!!


If you are interested in this session, but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). An option to complete the session asynchronously will be provided after the LIVE session has occurred. All participants will be sent a video link to the session after the live session is complete. 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: $80.00
Location: Online via Webex

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

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/10/2023

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 beginning 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.

90. Accessibility: Building Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Microsoft

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/10/2023

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This session explores accessibility through several foundational concepts. Learn to create an inclusive learning environment through consideration of each accessibility principle; specifically using Microsoft and O365 tools.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $80.00
Location: Online (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.

91. SchoolTool Course Selections Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/11/2023

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover entering student course selections (individual and batch), 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.

92. Pixel Art - Learning Made Fun!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/11/2023 to 1/25/2023

New
Are you looking to create a fun and engaging activity for your students? This course is designed for instructional staff who would like to learn a new way to engage learners of all ages. Join me in creating a Pixel Art Google Sheets activity that you can use to review any content. All you need is a pixel picture, questions, answers and a Google sheet!

During the course you will be provided with step by step instruction on how to create the activity, as well as an instructional sheet and video tutorials to refer back to for future projects. Course credit will be issued upon completion of a final project. There will be one live webinar and two hours of work on your own.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $115.00
Course Type: Blended - Synchronous Webinar and Online Course

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. School Library System Council Meeting #2

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB SLS Council Members

Dates: 1/12/2023

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.

94. SchoolTool Elements of GPA Calculations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 1/13/2023

SchoolTool
This webinar is for guidance staff responsible for ensuring student class averages, honor rolls, cumulative averages and ranks are correct. It covers how to perform manual calculations to be sure the results agree with your understanding.

95. Thought Leadership Meetings for Principals/Assistant Principals

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Component District Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 1/18/2023

Capital Region BOCES Educational Support Services is hosting a series of meetings to provide the opportunity for principals and assistant principals to collaborate and share ideas with peers. Receive updates on important issues that impact your role as the principal/assistant principal. The meetings will be held from 9-10 a.m. The October 26 and June 7th meetings will be in person at Capital Region BOCES. The January and March meetings will be virtual.

96. SchoolTool Course Selections Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/19/2023

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover entering student course selections (individual and batch), 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. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 1/19/2023

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

98. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 1/23/2023

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

99. Try a Friendly Classroom Competition with Kahoot!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/24/2023

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This session will feature how to create and use Kahoots with your class to create excitement and foster friendly competition! Kahoots work great for introducing new content, formative assessment and review. Students can play together in class individually or in teams, or you can assign the Kahoot as homework and go over results later.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $80.00
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.

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 beginning 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.

101. Elementary Librarians Round Table, with Susan Kirby-LeMon and Heidi Brower

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region Elementary School Librarians

Dates: 1/27/2023

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Join your fellow elementary librarians in the Capital Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community.