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1. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 4/29/2017

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"Struggling with student engagement, differentiated instruction, meeting the various ability levels of your students? Then let technology help you!

Blended learning involves the combination of teacher-based instruction coupled with technology to provide students with the optimal learning experience.

The purpose of this 15-hour online course is to introduce you to the best practices for blended learning. After this is accomplished you will be introduced to the best and latest tools to create a blended learning lesson that you can use with your students.

You will be provided with an ENORMOUS amount of support to ensure your success!

You must have access to a Learning Management System, preferably Blackboard 9.1.

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 4/14/2017

Location: Online

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

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

3. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 4/14/2017

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This course is intended to introduce teachers of all subjects and grade levels to innovative internet tools to use in any classroom. Screencast-O-Matic will be the main tool explored. It gives you the ability to create and share screen recordings to engage your auditory and visual learners. We will also be sharing tools such as Chirbit, Jing, Fakebook, and more! Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

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

4. Teaching Online 101 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 5/30/2017

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Teaching Online 101 consists of five modules filled with best practices to increase a teacher's comfort level working in the online environment. The course is designed for teacher's who have NOT taught an online course. The course will begin by taking you through a history of online education and online organizations and teaching standards and conclude with how to establish rapport and support and create feedback for your students. We've edited the course so it should take you approximately 20 hours to complete. There are no fixed due dates for the modules, with the course designed to be taken sequentially. The course needs to be completed by 4/18/16. You will need to work at your own pace, but please keep in mind, the course cannot be completed in one day.

Module 1 - An Introduction to Online Learning
Module 2 - The Virtual Instructor
Module 3 - Time Management
Module 4 - Establishing Rapport in the Virtual World
Module 5 - Giving Appropriate Feedback

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC or Mac
Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $230
Location: Online

5. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 4 - Using Google Forms- An Online Introduction

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 3/29/2017

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

Part 4 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students in using Google Forms. Some of the areas to be covered will include: creating forms, surveys, & quizzes, sharing forms with other educators and students, and collecting responses using Google Sheets for easy analysis. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using Google Forms with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online Webinar
Social pinboard sites like Pinterest have become tremendously popular for sharing personal interests, websites, and all types of media on a favorite topic. These sites let you pin video, audio, images, web links, etc, to a virtual bulletin board, and share your favorite items with whomever you wish. You can follow other people who have created boards that are of interest to you. Come join us for an hour webinar to learn how to use this dynamic tool as a professional resource (for example, for planning and collaborating with colleagues), and in your classroom (for example, for project resources). Please make sure that you will have access to the Pinterest website if you are using a school computer.

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

7. Let's Interact with Interactive Reading Notebooks

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/3/2017 to 5/1/2017

This course will be a collaborative class focusing on using technology to create lessons and materials for teachers to use in their reading lessons through the use of interactive notebooks. This class will be all online and will span 4 weeks. In this course you will gain experience with Google Slides, Google Sharing, PDFs, PowerPoint, Genius Scan and Smart Notebook to name a few. Furthermore participants will have an interactive notebook to guide their students. This tool then becomes a collection of their students' learning through scaffolding and an authentic assessment. Participants will have multiple opportunities for discussions about classroom applications, best practice, and differentiated instruction to modify and create lessons/notebook materials to meet the CCSS for their grade/subject level.

ISTE Standards for Teachers: This course focuses on Standard 1-Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environment. Also Standard 2- Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the Standards. Also finally Standard 3- Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success. The course also touches on a wide variety of Common Core State Standards.

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

8. (RSE-TASC) Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching Book Study

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

Audience: Administrators, Special Educators, General Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/3/2017 to 6/5/2017

This virtual book study will examine the text Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching by Anita Archer and Charles A. Hughes.

Participants will be expected to read each chapter and complete a brief activity. The weekly activities may include, but are not limited to: viewing videos, responding to discussion prompts and answering questions from other readers on the Schoology course page.

The text will be provided. The Schoology page will open on April 3rd and will close on June 9th.

9. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/3/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

If you are looking to purchase robots for your district, to learn more about the robots you already have, or if you wish to borrow robots through Model Schools, this course is for you! Each session will be one hour - come to as many sessions as you like!

9AM-10AM - Blue-Bot
Blue-Bots are friendly-looking bees that can be programmed by touch or with an app on a mobile device. Blue-Bots are appropriate for grades Pre-K-5.

10AM-11AM - Dash and Dot
Dash and Dots are blue robots that can interact with each other, and can be programmed on your mobile device using a variety of apps. They are appropirate for K-5 but can extend into early middle school.

11AM-12PM - Ozobot
Ozobots are tiny robots that can be programmed using a marker and paper or with an application on your computer or device. Ozobots can be used for visual coding in the elementary or block-based coding at the middle or high school level.

1PM-2PM -Cubelets
Cubelets involve three types of magnetic blocks - sense (input) blocks, action (output) blocks, and think (processing) blocks. They can be combined to create robots. Cubelets can be used with grades K-12.

2PM-3PM - Sphero
Spheros are robotic balls that can be programmed with an app on a mobile device. Sphero is appropriate for grades 3-12.

Participants should bring a mobile device and will receive an email with a list of apps they should load prior to the class. Those that wish to stay all day will have a one-hour lunch on their own.

This class was originally scheduled for March 9th.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125 (or $75 for half day)
Location: NERIC Albany

11. Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 4/5/2017

Location: Malone CSD Transportation Facility Conference Room

Ever want to flip your classroom so your students were learning at home? Or maybe just have a safe environment that your students can comment and challenge each other? If so, then Google Classroom is for you. This half-day, hands-on training takes you from step one of creating a Google Classroom, to tips for getting the most effective use of your digital classroom. You'll learn about: Class setup, classroom use as a teacher, administrator or committee member, instructional tips, using classroom as a student, resources.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to be in a district that has a Google Domain in order to create a Google Classroom.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google classroom credentials.

This course is free to Model Schools Subscribers and $75pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

12. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Castleton

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators

Dates: 4/5/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator's ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instruction and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

13. Amplify Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom (easily modified for any K-12 classroom)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and admins wanting to learn to new resources to recommend to teachers

Dates: 4/5/2017 to 5/3/2017

Location: WebEx online

Do you want to integrate technology into your classroom in more meaningful ways? This is the book to help you make meaningful,authentic integration with what you are already doing. Practical, easy tools that amplify your literacy practices. Come to this virtual professional learning community to discover how easy it can be to provide your students with meaningful technological experiences.

We will meet virtually 3xs from 2:45-3:15 on the following dates:

April 5, April 26, and May 3rd.

Read two chapters per meeting.

We will meet via my WebEx Personal room:

Join WebEx meeting

https://neric.webex.com/join/shannon.pitcherboyeaneric.org | 644 653 631

Join from a video conferencing system or application

Dial shannon.pitcherboyeaneric.org@neric.webex.com

If you are the host, you can also enter your host PIN in your video conferencing system or application to start the meeting.

Join by phone

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Access code: 644 653 631

These meetings are virtual only. This offering is free to Model Schools Subscribers.

Please purchase your own text. Amplify Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom by Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke.

14. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/6/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

15. Diving Deeper into Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/6/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Interested in learning how to really wrangle Google Forms? This hands-on training will encourage the participant to create multiple types of forms. Some examples include:event registrations, whip up a quick opinion poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, permission slips and much more. Attendees should bring gathered materials within their Google Drive that will allow them to create materials within their classroom or job.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools subscribers and $75pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

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

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

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 4/7/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

17. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Saranac Lake

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Proviers, General Educators

Dates: 4/7/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator's ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instruction and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

18. (RSE-TASC) FBA/BIP Team Training Day 3 at Granville CSD

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

Audience: Granville district and building administrators, special and general education teachers, pupil personnel staff (social worker, school psychologist, school counselor, behavior specialist) and others as appropriate and requested by the district administration.

Dates: 4/7/2017

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Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in:
• NYS and IDEA regulations
• Key concepts and team process for taking the data and information from an Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
• Application of the Behavior Pathway via case scenarios This is the third training in a series of four attendance is required for all 4 days unless given permission from the presenter. (Day 4 is on May 26 from 9-2) Participants will attend a 1.5 hour training in either group 1 9-10:30 group 2 11-12:30 or group 3 1-2:30 to be determined by the district administration.

19. Introductory AT Device Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2017

Location: HFM Room

What are some of the accessibility features available to Special Education students, within the iPad, iPhone and Windows computers? What are the best Apps to use with Special Ed students and what Chrome extensions will be beneficial to these students and teachers within those classrooms? This hands-on workshop will cover all these questions and lots more too.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

20. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individual Education Program training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, Chairpersons, Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2017

For each student who is found eligible for special education services, the Committee on Special Education must develop an Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed in such a way that it is a useful document that guides specially designed instruction and provides a tool to measure progress.

This training will assist participants in developing the present levels of performance (PLPs), including specially designed instruction, using the PLPs to create measurable annual goals, and exploring tools to measure progress on an ongoing basis.

Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP and any progress monitoring tools they are using. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

21. Introductory AT Device Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2017

Location: HFM Room

What are some of the accessibility features available to Special Education students, within the iPad, iPhone and Windows computers? What are the best Apps to use with Special Ed students and what Chrome extensions will be beneficial to these students and teachers within those classrooms? This hands-on workshop will cover all these questions and lots more too.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

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

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

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

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

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

23. Books, Reading, & Book Lists

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/12/2017

Alicia Abdul will present this workshop. She will introduce you to books that will be published soon. You just might be able to purchase new titles before your students start asking for them! Alicia will also share her lists of "If you liked..., then you'll love...!" books. PS-Coffee and carbs will be provided!

24. (RSE-TASC) Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

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

Audience: District PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 4/12/2017

The City School District of Albany will be hosting five meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by Colleen Conti, District PBIS Coordinator and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

  1. To share updates on the process of implementation
  2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation
  3. To analyze behavioral data and set goals across the district
  4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed
  5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district
  6. Registration begins at 8:30; the meeting will begin at 9:00, Registration deadline is 4/3/17.

25. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 4/12/2017

This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

26. (RSE-TASC) Special Education 101 for ENL and Bilingual Teachers training in Albany

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

Audience: ENL Providers and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2017

In this session, participants will:

* Define special education terms

* Name and discuss 13 special education classifications

* Examine the continuum of special education services

* Explain the CSE process as it relates to their work (e.g. participation on CSE meetings, LPT)

27. Programming Ideas & Best Practices

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/12/2017

Alicia Abdul and Kristen Majkut will share their great ideas for special programs you could run in your library, along with what worked really well and what could have been done differently. For example, they had many special events to celebrate National Library Week. There were book discussions, poetry workshops, Twitter book review sessions, and even a visit from a therapy dog! Come to this workshop for inspiration and great ideas to bring back to your library. And did we mention that lunch will be provided?

28. 5 Practical Uses for Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/12/2017

In this hour-long course, you will learn about the functionalities of the website/app Aurasma. You will learn how to use this tool to create interactive learning experiences for your students and how they can also use this resource to take ownership of their own learning. With both informative and active learning approaches, you will discover 5 practical uses for augmented reality in the classroom.

Please bring your own device where you can install the app Aurasma.

Webex Option: While in-person attendance is better, those who cannot attend at Broadalbin may connect from anywhere over Webex. Registration is still required.
Click for Webex
Event #: 642 364 361
Event Password: ar17

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Fonda-Fultonville or WebEx

29. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/13/2017

Location: CVES Room

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, CVES Room

30. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 4/14/2017

Location: Large Conference Room FEH Boces Malone

Want to create a MakerSpace environment within your own classroom but worried about how to start? This hands-on maker presentation will explore the basic concepts of makerspaces, cover low-tech and inexpensive ways to begin your own classroom makerspace, and give you some simple pointers on how to start from scratch. Participants will understand the basics of maker environments and how to begin the process of creating such spaces within their classrooms.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

31. (RSE-TASC) Designing to the Edges training in Plattsburgh

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators

Dates: 4/19/2017

This workshop will explore the elements and characteristics of specially designed instruction and examine how to meet the needs of students with disabilities in the classroom by designing to the edges.

32. Introduction to Pixlr - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/24/2017 to 5/22/2017

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

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

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

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

33. iPhoneography 101 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/24/2017 to 5/22/2017

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

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

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

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

34. Self-Publishing for Librarians & Students

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/24/2017

Do you have a great idea for a book? Have you written books and don't know what to do next? Are your students interested in becoming authors? Do your students write books and you would like to have a more professional appearance? Come to this workshop for the answers to these questions and more!

Mindy Holland has published her students' books and Kathy Maggiacomo is a self-published author. They will share resources and ideas that are bound to inspire you to become a published author yourself!

John Briggs is an author and editor, who assists aspiring authors with their first publications. He will discuss the editor's role in self-publishing.

35. Microsoft Excel 2013

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/24/2017

Location: Capital Region Room

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

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

Platform: PC (applicable to Mac)

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $235
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany
Room: Capital Region Room

36. (RSE-TASC) Albany Schools Tier 2 - SAIG Training

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

Audience: PBIS Tier 2/3 Teams, including building administrators

Dates: 4/25/2017

This training is intended for the Tier 2 teams indicating readiness for Social/Academic Instructional Group training. The training will focus on Social/Academic Instructional Groups to provide students with skill building opportunities to be more successful behaviorally and academically. We will identify the types of group interventions commonly used in the district, as well as explore other ways in which students can receive feedback on their skills and ability to follow the universal expectations. There will be time in the afternoon for Tier 2 teams to establish the structures needed to support students at this level.

Registration closes on April 10, 2017.

37. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/25/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

38. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 4/26/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school teachers and administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage Forms, youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

39. Holocaust Resources from Echoes & Reflections and Marion Blumenthal Lazan

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/26/2017

The day will begin with a discussion of the Primary Sources that are available from the Library of Congress at no charge. You will have hands-on time to explore these resources. Please bring your own device if possible.

We are honored to bring Marion Blumenthal Lazan (a Holocaust survivor and author of Four Perfect Pebbles) to the Capital Region to share her life experiences with us. She is a phenomenal speaker, and so full of optimism and inspiration. This is a once in a lifetime experience - to meet someone who survived the Holocaust. The population is aging, and our time to talk with them in person is dwindling. Today's students will be the last group of people to talk with Holocaust survivors firsthand. All attendees will receive a copy of Marion's book, and there will be an opportunity to have your book signed by Marion.

40. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/27/2017

Location: FEH BOCES Malone

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

41. Blackboard 9.1 - Create Your Own Online Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/27/2017

Are you interested in putting your class curriculum online or creating professional development materials for Web access? This session will cover the design of online courses to actual course creation using Blackboard 9.1. Topics covered include: online course design, using the interface, creating and importing content, online assessments and assignments, using interactive tools, user and site management, communication and site maintenance. Participants should bring curricular content in electronic format.

NOTE: This workshop is only open to the following districts that subscribe to the Blackboard service: Albany CSD, Broadalbin-Perth, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Fort Plain, Johnstown, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Salmon River, Schalmont, Scotia-Glenville, Shenendehowa, and Capreg BOCES CTE.

Platform: PC (applicable to Mac)
Fee: Blackboard 9.1 subscribers - FREE
Location: NERIC, SLL Room

42. Diving Deeper into Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/27/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

Interested in learning how to really wrangle Google Forms? This hands-on training will encourage the participant to create multiple types of forms. Some examples include:event registrations, whip up a quick opinion poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, permission slips and much more. Attendees should bring gathered materials within their Google Drive that will allow them to create materials within their classroom or job.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools subscribers and $75pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

43. VISTA 119: Using Food to Enhance Literacy Learning and More

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 4/27/2017

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“Eating Our Way Through the Alphabet” is an original integrated curriculum that Stephanie Warlik created for her special needs classroom. The unit was designed to enhance emergent literacy learning while introducing students to new foods in an effort to expand their food preferences and create more well-rounded food repertoires for healthy living. In this VISTA, Stephanie shares her classroom team’s success creating this engaging unit, and the planning that supported literacy, as well as language and math. Stephanie – a dynamic and knowledgeable presenter -- will share ideas, materials and field questions to help you to create these food experiences with your own students.

(Note: Stephanie teaches an elementary special education class for alternate assessment students. This workshop can easily be adapted and is appropriate for a range of learning levels).

44. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators

Dates: 4/28/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator's ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instruction and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

45. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/12/2017

Wait List
Google Classroom is a free tool that allows teachers to create assignments, post announcements and start class discussions. As part of the G Suite, Google Classroom is suitable for a flipped classroom and blended learning experience. Classroom provides an easy-to-use interface that is accessible from all devices.

Topics covered in this 15 hour online course may include: the layout, setting up your classroom, adding students and co-teachers, documents, calendar, posting announcements, assignments and questions, using classroom as a student, exporting grades, and integrating other Google tools and add-ons.

Requirements: Participants will need to submit their school's Google domain to steven.janover@neric.org to facilitate optimal access to the Google Classroom.

46. Introduction to Coding Classroom Web Pages with HTML5 and CSS3 - ONLINE

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/12/2017

HTML5 is the most current version of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the hidden code behind pages on the Web. HTML is used to structure and organize content; CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) defines the layout of HTML documents: fonts, colors, formatting, images, etc.

The focus of this course will be on creating and troubleshooting classroom web pages. The coding skills learned may be used by educators to introduce students to the fundamentals of web page creation and are the foundation of other front-end languages. HTML and CSS are also very useful skills for jobs involving online content and for troubleshooting and editing wikis, blogs, LMS content and other applications.

Prerequisites: Must be able to download and install a free text editor.

Note: This is a challenging course.

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

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

47. Teaching with Primary Sources 2 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/19/2017

This online course is for participants who have taken "Windows into the Past - Using Primary Source Tools" OR have some experience using Primary Sources in the classroom. In this course we will examine maps, printed texts, political cartoons, and discuss the inquiry process further. Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

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

48. Technology Tools to Enhance Collaborative Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/19/2017

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

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

49. Taking Reading Strategies to the Next Level with Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/4/2017 to 6/1/2017

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

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

ISTE Standards for Teachers: Standard 1-Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environment. Also Standard 2- Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the Standards. Also finally Standard 3- Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success. The course also touches on a wide variety of Common Core State Standards.

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

50. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/8/2017 to 6/17/2017

Struggling with student engagement, differentiated instruction, meeting the various ability levels of your students? Then let technology help you!

Blended learning involves the combination of teacher-based instruction coupled with technology to provide students with the optimal learning experience.

The purpose of this 15-hour online course is to introduce you to the best practices for blended learning. After this is accomplished you will be introduced to the best and latest tools to create a blended learning lesson that you can use with your students.

You will be provided with an ENORMOUS amount of support to ensure your success!

You must have access to a Learning Management System, preferably Blackboard 9.1.

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

51. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/8/2017 to 5/26/2017

Location: Online

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This 15-hour online course will help you learn how to create your own classroom textbooks, evidence documentation, ePortfolios, and more. Also, help a substitute be prepared by providing everything they will need in one simple place. Provide parents with resources to help their children. Help students showcase their work by sharing with parents and potential schools.

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

52. (RSE-TASC) Student Exit Summary for Students with Disabilities - NYSAA training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/8/2017

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This workshop will address the Student Exit Summary for Students exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (NYSAA).

Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality develop of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that they can be incorporated into the document.

53. (RSE-TASC) Student Exit Summary for Students with Disabilities

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

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/8/2017

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This workshop will address the Student Exit Summary for Students exiting with a local/Regents Diploma and/or the CDOS Commencement Credential.

Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality develop of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that they can be incorporated into the document.

54. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/9/2017

Location: Marcy Room NERIC Plattsburgh

Want to create a MakerSpace environment within your own classroom but worried about how to start? This hands-on maker presentation will explore the basic concepts of makerspaces, cover low-tech and inexpensive ways to begin your own classroom makerspace, and give you some simple pointers on how to start from scratch. Participants will understand the basics of maker environments and how to begin the process of creating such spaces within their classrooms.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

This workshop is free to participating Model Schools subscribers, and $75.00pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

55. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Lake Placid

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 5/9/2017

This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

56. Webinar: Create Exciting Classroom Quizzes!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/9/2017

Want to add excitement to your lessons or put some fun in your review sessions? Kahoot is a free and simple-to-use online tool that turns your classroom into an educational game show! Use in your classroom with students, or even for professional development with your colleagues!

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

57. The "New" Google Forms, Plus Self-Correcting Tests and Quizzes

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/9/2017 to 5/16/2017

Learn the "new" Google Forms, with all its added features. Use with students or colleagues. Forms are easy to construct, and are designed using the content and information pertinent to your subject area. Respondents fill out forms online, and Google "instantly" summarizes the answers in a spreadsheet and creates a colored chart, summarizing the respondents' answers. Insert nine different kinds of question types. Add images, videos, section headers, etc. Use images as part of the question, or as distracters. Use for quizzes, how-to steps, collecting assignments, data collection, science experiments, math reviews, and more. After learning the basics of the "new" Forms, we will move onto self-correcting forms. Features include the ability to assign points to each question, create answer keys, and decide whether to give students immediate feedback when they complete the tests (without the need for email), or email students their grades at a later date. Teachers can add links to extra help resources within each question for students to use when they get their test results. Teachers can also give individual feedback to students, with private comments. And, they can hand score individual questions for specific students, such as special needs students. Test data can be analyzed with the new Explore Feature.

Attendees should create a personal Google account or a Gmail account before the first session. The instructor will email instructions for creating Google accounts when she receives the session roster. We will use the school's computers, but attendees may bring their own laptops. If possible, they should have the Chrome browser installed. They can also use Firefox or Safari. Participants should use laptops, Chromebooks, or notebooks for this session, not iPads or Androids.

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

58. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/9/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

59. Bridging the Diversity Gap

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/11/2017

There can be no educational excellence without educational equity. Schools are the heart of a community and educators have a responsibility to respect and respond to the diverse environment of their communities. In order to ensure a successful learning for all students, they must have access, support, and resources to achieve success in school and become productive citizens. Our cultural proficiency workshops galvanize awareness to improve academic instruction by developing effective leaders and teachers that align policies, practices, values and procedures to meet the needs of all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic status. At this workshop, we will: *Reflect on personal attitudes and beliefs about diverse groups of students *Identify common barriers *Build a common language around culturally proficient policies, practices and behaviors *Learn to develop and sustain a culturally proficient school environment

60. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 5/12/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.

61. (RSE-TASC) Transition Interagency Council Meeting and Training - Capital Region

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

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/15/2017

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Transition Interagency Council is a group that meets 3 times per year to discuss transition to postsecondary life for individuals with disabilities. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities EVERYONE is welcome to join!

62. (RSE-TASC) Student Exit Summary for Students with Disabilities - NYSAA training in Albany

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

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/16/2017

New
This workshop will address the Student Exit Summary for Students exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (NYSAA).

Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality develop of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that they can be incorporated into the document.

63. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/16/2017

Location: Large Conference Room FEH Boces Malone

Want to create a MakerSpace environment within your own classroom but worried about how to start? This hands-on maker presentation will explore the basic concepts of makerspaces, cover low-tech and inexpensive ways to begin your own classroom makerspace, and give you some simple pointers on how to start from scratch. Participants will understand the basics of maker environments and how to begin the process of creating such spaces within their classrooms.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

This workshop is free to participating Model Schools subscribers, and $75.00pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

64. Follett Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/16/2017

Coffee and Carbs will be provided!

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.00. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

65. (RSE-TASC) Student Exit Summary for Students with Disabilities training in Albany

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

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/16/2017

New
This workshop will address the Student Exit Summary for Students exiting with a local/Regents Diploma and/or the CDOS Commencement Credential.

Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality develop of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that they can be incorporated into the document.

66. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/16/2017

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Liaisons are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates (APPR, SLOs), technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts and is posted to our LibGuide promptly following the meeting. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

67. NERIC Google Visit

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/17/2017

Join Google for Education at NERIC for updates on what's new with Google for EDU, a workshop on Transformation in Education and roundtable discussions on topics like Digital Citizenship and Data Driven Leadership. This event is geared towards district leadership (Supt, Asst. Supts, Dir of Tech, Dir of Curriculum, Tech Integration roles), and it is recommended to attend as a team if possible in order to get the most out of our discussions. Google will also be collecting feedback and feature requests, so come prepared!

Google Hangout Link to Join Remotely: neric-google

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: NERIC Albany

68. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/17/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

69. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/18/2017

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.

70. The Council's 2017 Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/18/2017

This program will focus on supporting women educational leaders and will strive to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. We have a commitment from Commissioner Elia, NY's first female Commissioner of Education to speak about her personal experiences as a woman leader. We will also feature top women executives at Apple, Inc. to draw parallels from the business world that can be translated to the education world. Join us for an inspiring program where women can make connections, share stories and find a supportive environment.

Cost: $200 / $350 to attend both days (May 18 and 19)

71. The Council's 2017 Cabinet Leadership Summit

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/19/2017

A retreat for deputy and assistant superintendents, directors and principals highlighting the importance of cultivating leadership, creating and sustaining leadership pathways and nurturing leadership teams. More info to follow.

Cost: $200 / $350 to attend both days (May 18 and 19)

72. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Johnstown

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 5/25/2017

This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

73. (RSE-TASC) FBA/BIP Team Training Day 4 at Granville CSD

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

Audience: Granville district and building administrators, special and general education teachers, pupil personnel staff (social worker, school psychologist, school counselor, behavior specialist) and others as appropriate and requested by the district administration.

Dates: 5/26/2017

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Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in:
• NYS and IDEA regulations
• Looking at the critical need to progress monitor a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
• Application of the Behavior Pathway via case scenarios
• Knowing how and when to conduct fidelity checks on a BIP
• Teams will look at a current FBA and BIP to determine if all regulations have been met, strengths of the both documents and how to improve the process to benefit successful settings for students with challenging behaviors. This is the fourth and final training in the series attendance in the previous trainings is required unless given permission from the presenter. Participants will attend the whole training and will receive 5 PD hours.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

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

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

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

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

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

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 6/2/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

Please note this is a collaborative meeting with the Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities.

76. (RSE-TASC) Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities

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

Audience: Administrators, Psychologists, Teachers, Transition Coordinators, related service providers and others from NYS Approved Private schools serving students with severe disabilities - Only these schools Center for Disabilities: Langan School and Prospect Center; Wildwood School; St. Colman's Autism Program; and Crossroads Center for Children

Dates: 6/2/2017

The RSE-TASC Non-District Unit would like to support and facilitate a community of professionals that can share with, learn from and teach each other. Schools serving your population of students are faced with unique challenges and responsibilities. The goal of this forum is to establish some common areas of need and develop a collaborative plan to expand knowledge in these areas. Please come and network with colleagues who share your commitment to improving the lives of children through meaningful education.

Please note, this will be a collaborative meeting with Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools group.

77. (RSE-TASC) CDOS Roundtable for Residential Schools

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

Audience: Transition Specialists/Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Job Coaches, CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 6/2/2017

Providing quality transition services to adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges is a vital and yet very challenging role for service providers and families. Post school outcomes for this population are very poor. Please join us as we look at some of the unique challenges of working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, network with other providers who have similar experiences and possible solutions and explore evidence-based practices that have proven effective in helping these students reach their full potential.

78. (RSE-TASC) Capital District Regional PBIS Coaches Forum in Albany

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

Audience: PBIS Tier 1,2,3 Coaches

Dates: 6/5/2017

The Regional PBIS Coaches Forum provides an opportunity for Coaches to share practices, data and systems to implement and sustain PBIS in their schools, districts, pre-K programs, non-district programs, etc. We will host a variety of workshops and opportunities to network. This year's forum is being planned by a group of PBIS Coaches, along with the Behavior Specialist staff at the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center.

All registrants should expect follow-up emails regarding selecting choices for workshops as well as other potential activities. Sign-in will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., we will begin the forum at 8:30 a.m. Registration deadline is May 19, 2017. Lunch is on your own.

79. (RSE-TASC) Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Evaluations training in Albany

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, School Psychologists, Other Evaluators, Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 6/6/2017

This training will enhance participants' understanding of cultural and linguistic considerations for distinguishing between language acquisition challenges and disability. Tools for culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluations and instructional decision-making will be addressed. The session will conclude with a case study and sample model evaluation.

80. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 6/7/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

81. (RSE-TASC) K-2 Instructional Strategies for ENL Students with Disabilities & At-Risk training in Albany

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

Audience: Teachers, Related Service Providers, CSE Chairpersons, Administrators

Dates: 6/7/2017

This training will focus on enhancing K-2 teachers' understanding of the effects of culture and language acquisition on student achievement. Instructional strategies for engaging English Language Learners with disabilities or ELLs that are at-risk will be included. Participants will leave with a checklist of things to look for while working with this population, specifically for grades K-2.

82. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 6/7/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school teachers and administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage Forms, youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

83. (RSE-TASC) Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

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

Audience: District PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 6/8/2017

The City School District of Albany will be hosting five meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by Colleen Conti, District PBIS Coordinator and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

  1. To share updates on the process of implementation
  2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation
  3. To analyze behavioral data and set goals across the district
  4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed
  5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district
  6. Registration begins at 8:30; the meeting will begin at 9:00, Registration deadline is 5/25/17.

84. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 6/8/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

85. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 6/9/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

86. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 6/9/2017

Location: Large Conference Room FEH BOCES

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school teachers and administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage Forms, youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

87. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) June 20th & June 22nd

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/20/2017 to 6/22/2017

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

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session on both dates to receive your certificate.

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

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

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm