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1. Daring Greatly: A Tech-Infused Book Study with Self Reflection Through Vulnerability - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/26/2019

Location: Online

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What does it mean to dare greatly? What does it look like to be vulnerable? With support from Brene Brown's book we will be reflecting on having the courage to be vulnerable. Through Google, multimedia journaling, and reflection we will help you transform the way you live, love, parent, and lead. Come on this journey of self-discovery with us and create your own mantra through Glogster.

Participants must have access to the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

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

2. Patterns of Power: Using Technology with Mentor Sentences - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/26/2019

Mentor sentences are a fun and engaging way to teach grammar. By using sentences that come from the actual books students are reading, they are able to better transfer their skills to their own writing. In this 20-hour online course you will learn the basics of mentor sentences, how to implement them in your classroom, and ways to incorporate technology into your lessons. You will gain experience with Google Slides, Google Sharing, and Padlet. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials and ideas to use in support of your grammar instruction.

It is highly recommended that you have access to the book Patterns of Power by Jeff Anderson as we will be having discussions based on the content in the book.

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

3. Amplify! A Tech-Infused Book Study on Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 8/3/2019

Location: Online

"Using technology doesn't mean that we throw out those strategies that we've found to be successful with students," write Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke. "It's not the tools-it's what we do with them that counts". In this book study we will be learning and using digital tools to enhance student learning. With the current school culture of implementing more and more technology, this course will support you with empowering students to get the most out of this technology. This course is geared for K-6 teachers.

Participants must have access to the book Amplify! Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom By Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke

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

4. Google Educator Level 1 Prep: Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/9/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

Join us for a day devoted to preparing participants to take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam. We will cover all things Google that may appear on the exam, as well as share best practices. Participants will need to register and pay for the exam on their own following this preparatory class.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $128.75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

5. Google Educator Level 2 Prep: Malone

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/11/2019

Location: NERIC Malone, Active Learning Space

Are you ready to take your "Googliness" to the next level? Join us for a day devoted to preparing participants to take the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam. We will cover all things Google that may appear on the exam, as well as share best practices. Participants will need to register and pay for the exam on their own following this preparatory class.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $128.75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

6. Google Educator Level 1 Prep: Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/16/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

Join us for a day devoted to preparing participants to take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam. We will cover all things Google that may appear on the exam, as well as share best practices. Participants will need to register and pay for the exam on their own following this preparatory class.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $128.75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

7. Google Educator Level 2 Prep: Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/18/2019

Location: NA

Are you ready to take your "Googliness" to the next level? Join us for a day devoted to preparing participants to take the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam. We will cover all things Google that may appear on the exam, as well as share best practices. Participants will need to register and pay for the exam on their own following this preparatory class.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $128.75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

8. Doing More with Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom teachers

Dates: 7/18/2019

If you already have a basic understanding of Google Forms, this course will help you use the tool to do even more in your classroom. From quizzes, to scheduling, to surveys, to homework, becoming proficient in Forms can really help your classroom go paperless and ease your work load.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh (WebEx available)

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 8/26/2019

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

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

Platform: PC
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

10. More than a Worksheet - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/28/2019

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Are you ready to take your familiarity with Google Docs to the next level? Now that you have the basics down, come learn how to transform and enhance your digital worksheets and graphic organizers. This online mini-course will focus on using and manipulating tables, drawings and other tools within Google Docs. Examples of worksheets and graphic organizers will be provided, and you will be asked to design your own. This course runs in Google Classroom.

Participants will need a Google account.

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

Group projects, class participation, and presentations are particularly difficult for introverted students learning to navigate an extroverted world. In this (mostly) asynchronous online class we will read the book Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids by Susan Cain. The book is written for kids and teens, so it is a quick read and easy to use in your classroom, with chapters written especially for teachers and parents.

Participants will need access to the book Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids by Susan Cain. Note that one required video conference meeting will be scheduled via survey of participants.

Please note that this course is now July 22 - August 22.

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

12. Shake Up Learning: A Book Study - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 8/11/2019

Location: Online

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Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell is a guide to help educators of all grade levels use technology to create dynamic learning experiences. This book explores WHY it's time to shake things up, WHAT changes need to happen, and HOW to plan dynamic learning opportunities for our students. You'll find practical strategies, tips, tricks, and advice that will help you to shake up learning in your classroom.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text Shake Up 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 Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell.

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

13. Creating a STEM Enrichment Program

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/25/2019

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It's often difficult to find time during the school day to engage Elementary students in the hands-on STEM activities that we know benefit them. NAC Elementary had success in creating an after-school enrichment program this year for students in grades 2-5. Using that model as a case study, let's work to create a STEM enrichment program that works for your students in your school! Class will include tips on planning and structuring the program (including avoiding pitfalls!), locating free and found resources, and practice using a variety of technology and materials. No experience required!

Participants should bring a laptop.

Fee: Free to Model Schools
Others: $76.59
Location: NERIC Active Learning Space at Franklin Academy, Malone

14. Inspire Your Readers... Be a Book Whisperer - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/30/2019

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 also examine how to motivate your readers using technology applications such as Google Forms, Canva, and WordArt. 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: $255
Location: Online

15. Sssshhhh! (Let's sneak in some geography) - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/4/2019

Let's talk about how to integrate geography more regularly into our classroom activities. Rather than studying it intermittently, in isolation, or not at all, we can use relevant, brief and consistent exposure to geography to enhance our curriculum and simultaneously broaden our students' understanding of the larger world. Google My Maps, Kahoot and Quizlet, among other web apps, are all excellent tools that allow teachers to easily integrate geographic skills in a fun and interesting way. In this online mini-course, we will collaborate to create a bank of flexible ideas and activities that we can use throughout the year. Teachers from all content areas are encouraged to register! This course runs in Google Classroom.

Participants will need a Google account.

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

16. Game Design with Breakout EDU - Blended

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/31/2019

BreakoutEDU is an immersive gaming experience for the classroom. Students use clues to decode solutions to locks to Breakout! In this session, participants will go through the process of designing their own game. Planning resources both digital and physical will be available for the creation process! This course will be two hours in-person with a one-hour online component.

Participants will need to bring a Chromebook or laptop. Participation in this class will serve as the required orientation for Model Schools participants to borrow NERIC Breakout EDU kits.

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

17. Google for Administrators and Secretaries

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/31/2019

Location: NERIC Albany HFM Room

Administrators, School Leaders and secretaries have some different needs when it comes to using Google effectively and efficiently. This training will focus on those specific needs. Topics covered will include tips, tricks, improving efficiency and administrative uses within Drive, Docs, Mail, Forms, Calendar, and Keep. Special attention will be given to sharing levels and changing permissions. This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $128.75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

18. Daring Greatly: A Tech-Infused Book Study with Self Reflection Through Vulnerability - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 8/29/2019

Location: Online

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What does it mean to dare greatly? What does it look like to be vulnerable? With support from Brene Brown's book we will be reflecting on having the courage to be vulnerable. Through Google, multimedia journaling, and reflection we will help you transform the way you live, love, parent, and lead. Come on this journey of self-discovery with us and create your own mantra through Glogster.

Participants must have access to the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

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

19. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Prep Course - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 10/3/2019

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The goal of this course is to prepare educators to take and pass 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.

The course consists of 17 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 and complete a task. The quiz will test your knowledge of fundamental product features as well as the pedagogy behind using the topic Google tool while the task will allow you to practice your skills and ensure you actually know how to integrate the Google product in your classroom. Both module ending assessments are meant to prepare you for the associated parts of the Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam.

These modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as all work is completed by October 3rd. You should plan to complete 2 modules each week. Participants will need a personal gmail account to access the course.

Instructions on how to access the course will be sent via email on or just before the start date.

Participants will need a personal Gmail account.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $510
Location: Online

20. Office 365 102: Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/1/2019

This follow-up session to Office 365 101 will cover Forms, One Note, Class Notebook and Teams and will feature a collaborative exercise that can easily be replicated with students.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own device, as there will be a limited number available. Please also bring your Office 365 login credentials.

Length: 3 hours
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 12:00-3:00

Location/Room: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

21. 3rd Annual NERIC Model Schools Leadership Retreat

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Leadership

Dates: 8/2/2019

Location: Lake Placid Conference Center

We invite you to the 3rd Annual NERIC Model Schools Leadership Retreat in Lake Placid, NY, scheduled for August 2, 2019!

Our theme this year is Embracing Wellness in the Digital Age, and the focus of our day will be providing and promoting security, privacy, balance and wellness as we navigate today's connected world.

Keynote: Social Media Wellness: How to Help Students Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World

We are excited to present our keynote speaker, Ana Homayoun. Ana is a noted teen and millennial expert, speaker and educator. She is also the author of three books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl, and her latest, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.

Other Presentations include:

Culture of Perfectionism by Ana Homayoun

Transforming the Tide of Education: One District's Vision for Cultivating Digital Citizens by Schalmont CSD

"To Adapt or Transform? That is the Question" by the RCS Admin Ensemble

Perils of the Internet/Social Media by Investigator Rob Marciniak

Digital Footprint, ID Theft and Concerns for Schools by Investigator Rob Marciniak

Looking at ED Law 2-d Through the Lens of Acceptance and Not Just Compliance: A Review of the Proposed Regulations and Why They Should be Considered Helpful Instead of a Hindrance by Monica Statile

Star Wars, Robocop and Star Trek... the Role of Artificial Intelligence in School Safety by Dr. Gary Margolis, Founder and CEO of Social Sentinel

The CDW-G and Promethean Flexibility and Collaboration in a Modern Classroom Hands-On Event

The event will feature an "Ask the Officer" opportunity and a book signing by Ana Homayoun, and Ignite sessions featuring by RCS Superintendent Brian Bailey and more!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools District Members- Free

22. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/23/2019

Location: Online

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

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/23/2019

Location: Online

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

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

24. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/23/2019

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: $255
Location: Online

25. Sharing is Caring: Leveraging G-Suite to Encourage Student Collaboration - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/11/2019

G-Suite gives us the opportunity to encourage students to collaborate in small groups, as a whole class, and even across sections. In this online mini-course, we'll discuss the pros (and cons) of student collaboration, and how Google can help them do so. We will brainstorm and explore examples of projects and activities with varying degress of student collaboration. Get a head start on project planning for next year and create or redesign a project! This course runs in Google Classroom.

Participants will need a Google account.

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

26. Hats off for Digital Citizenship

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2019

With ED Law 2D requirements on the horizon, districts will need to provide professional development to all stakeholders within our school communities. This training will help to showcase the many hats involved with Digital Citizenship.

This hands-on, full-day session will cover the 6 Common Sense Media components: Media Balance & Well-Being, Privacy & Security, Digital Footprint & Identity, Relationships & Communication, Cyberbullying, Digital Drama and Hate Speech and News & Media Literacy. Multi-media components will be embedded and created during the day to provide educators with tools, resources,and relevant connections that can easily be brought into districts.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128.75
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh

27. Robots Orientation

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/7/2019

This course will be an overview of Blue-Bot, Cubelets, Ozobot, Dash and Dot,Cues and Sphero robots. In this hands-on class, we will go over how to use the robots as well as ideas for curriculum integration. Teachers from Model Schools districts that attend this workshop will be approved to borrow robots for your classroom during the school year. Our next robot orientation will be December 6, 2019 in Malone.

Applicable to all grade levels.

For NERIC Model Schools only.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: N/A
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, Marcy

28. Exploring Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/7/2019

In this Google Forms class, we will be focusing on using Forms to help drive instruction. We will cover exit tickets, student/parent surveys, spend some time with assessments, and how to organize the information collected quickly. *Forms connected to Google Classroom will be discussed. This is the best way to really maximize your use of Forms! After learning the basics, you will have the opportunity to create your own form(s). You will be able to leave this class with a completed form ready for students to use in the fall!

Participants will need to bring Chromebooks or laptops and have access to Google Forms. Also plan to bring material you would like to use on your Form.

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

29. Overview of Promethean Board

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/7/2019

New to using electronic whiteboards? Have experience with a different type of board, such as SMART or BrightLink, and want an introduction to Promethean? If so, then this session is for you.

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

30. Google Level 1 BootCamp and Certification: Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/8/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

Are you ready to take the Google Level 1 Educator test but want a quick review and then a quiet place to take the test? If you answered yes, then this is the day for you!

The morning will be individualized review/prep for the test, as well as test-taking tips and tricks.The afternoon will be time for you to take your Educator Exam. NERIC will provide an extra device for you to use during the exam. Participants should register for the Google Level 1 Educator Exam, at https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/certification_level1, within 3 days of the training. (Test credentials are only good for 7 days, and may take up to 48 to be sent). Participants using a school device should check to make sure they are able to use Incognito mode, which is needed for the test. Please bring your Google login credentials and headphones/earbuds may be useful.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $128.75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

31. The Power of Padlet (Grades 5-12)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/8/2019

Padlet allows you to instantaneously see what your students are thinking by projecting their responses on the screen. Learn the various ways this interactive website can be used to enhance instruction. Participants will also have time to develop their own Padlets aligned to their instructional goals.

Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop and ideas for creating a Padlet.

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

32. CommonLit

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/8/2019

CommonLit is a free website that provides engaging text sets around themes and genres. Learn how to access these units and data resources to enhance and differentiate your social studies, science, health or ELA curriculum. Participants will also have time to develop their own library of texts aligned to their instructional units.

Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop.

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

33. Tech Talks and Google Apps Drop In Sessions

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/8/2019

Do you have a question or need some scheduled time to help you work through implementing something you've learned? Are you struggling with a specific tech-related problem or goal that doesn't fit into one of our other sessions? This session is designed for you! Bring your project or goal, your questions, and use your session time to work alone or with colleagues, alongside support. You can stay the whole session, or work until you've met your goal - participants are encouraged to drop in at any time during the open session.

Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop and have a Google account.

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

34. Google Certified Educator Level 2 BootCamp and Test Taking: Malone

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/9/2019

Location: NERIC Malone, Active Learning Space

Join us for a day devoted to preparing participants to take the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam, which they will take in the afternoon.We will cover all things Google that may appear on the exam, as well as share best practices. Participants will need to register and pay for the exam on their own prior to this class so they will be ready to take the test in the afternoon. Participants will be sent a link to register for their Level 2 exam, approximately one week before this face to face course.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $128.75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

35. Illuminate: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 9/1/2019

Location: Online

It's not about the technology; it's about how you use it to improve learning experiences for your students and meet their needs, making learning memorable. It's time to illuminate learning! Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty will help you to build your digital toolbox and figure out the best tool for the job whether you are creating, communicating, collaborating, assessing, reflecting, or motivating your students. You'll learn about and explore QR codes, Book Snaps, virtual field trips, Digital Breakout EDU, and so much more.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty. 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 Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty.

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

36. UnCommon Learning: A Book Study - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 9/1/2019

Location: Online

UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools that Work for Kids by Eric C. Sheninger describes how to develop a learning culture that works for kids in the 21st century. This book offers examples of success and practical tips for implementing many innovative educational technology trends such as makerspaces, blended learning, badges, and more.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids by Eric C. 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 Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids by Eric C. Sheninger.

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

The Wonder Project (a.k.a "Genius Hour") is a dedicated time set aside in class for students to study their passion. Students choose their own topic, are able to collaborate with a partner, and choose how they would like to present their learning to the class (which must include a technology component). Participants will experience the Wonder Project and be provided the necessary resources to complete their desired projects. This course will guide participants through the five steps of the process (Question, Research, Plan, Produce, Reflect).

Goals of the Workshop:



• To promote, support, experience and model creative, innovative thinking and inventiveness.



• To allow participants an opportunity to discover/investigate their passions and reflect on/share their learning with others.



• To provide participants the opportunity to develop skill sets that are valuable in any learning situation (research, experimentation, collaboration, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking).



• To provide an opportunity for participants to share their Wonder Projects with others.

Participants will need to bring a Chromebook or laptop. Lunch is on your own.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: NERIC Albany

38. Introduction to Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/12/2019

In this workshop you will be introduced to Google Classroom. Google Classroom allows teachers and students to collaborate in different ways using other Google apps. The workshop will show you the basics of setting up your own Google Classroom to work with students. This will include information on how to have students join your Classroom, post assignments, and collaborate with students and review assignments. You will have time to work on creating your own Classroom at the end of the workshop with individual assistance from the presenters.

Participants will need to bring Chromebooks or laptops and have access to Google Classroom. Also plan to bring material you might like to use.

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

39. Google Classroom - Intermediate

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/12/2019

Have you started to use Google Classroom with your students but want to extend use next year? Are there features of Google Classroom that you're not fully utilizing? Come join us for a Classroom session that will help users understand more advanced features of Google Classroom, including online quizzes, using classroom as a task list for students, and customization of classroom to meet your needs. There will be an extended time to work and develop your own Google Classroom.

Participants will need to bring Chromebooks or laptops and have access to Google Classroom. Also plan to bring material you might like to use.

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

40. Developing a Google Website

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/14/2019

From providing information to students, to developing a professional development homepage, to creating online space for great classroom projects, Google Sites is a tool that combines the entire Google suite to display and present information to students, teachers and the world. This session will combine an introduction to the basic elements of Google Sites as well as an extended work time to develop a site of your own.

Participants will need to bring Chromebooks or laptops and have access to Google Sites. Also plan to bring material you might like to use for your Site.

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

41. Google Level 1 Bootcamp and Certification: Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/15/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

Are you ready to take the Google Level 1 Educator test but want a quick review and then a quiet place to take the test? If you answered yes, then this is the day for you!

The morning will be individualized review/prep for the test, as well as test-taking tips and tricks.The afternoon will be time for you to take your Educator Exam. NERIC will provide an extra device for you to use during the exam. Participants should register for the Google Level 1 Educator Exam, at https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/certification_level1, within 3 days of the training. (Test credentials are only good for 7 days, and may take up to 48 to be sent). Participants using a school device should check to make sure they are able to use Incognito mode, which is needed for the test. Please bring your Google login credentials and headphones/earbuds may be useful.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $128.75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

42. Google Certified Educator Level 2 BootCamp and Test Taking: Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/16/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, Schoharie Rooms

Join us for a day devoted to preparing participants to take the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam, which they will take in the afternoon. We will cover all things Google that may appear on the exam, as well as share best practices.Participants will need to register and pay for the exam on their own prior to this class so they will be ready to take the test in the afternoon. Participants will be sent a link to register for their Level 2 exam, approximately one week before this face to face course.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $128.75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

43. Digital Citizenship Resources for your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom Teachers; Library Media Specialists; Technology Integrators

Dates: 8/20/2019

There is a high demand for teaching digital citizenship to your students. Learning about Internet safety and responsibility is something everybody benefits from. This course reviews some resources that are available to schools and families to meet this need. You will have to opportunity to view the lessons and games available to you, immediately ready to integrate into your classroom. Digital Citizenship is not "one more thing" you have to teach, but something to weave into every day.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $150
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh (WebEx available)

44. Using Google Drive

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/20/2019

This practical class will provide tricks and practice organizing your documents into Google folders. Using the Google Drive tool will help you access files from anywhere.

Participants will need to bring Chromebooks or laptops and have access to Google Drive.

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

45. Get Your School, Home, Intentions and Technology Together

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Physical Education Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2019 to 8/29/2019

Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk

Figuring out how to reach a healthy work-life balance as a teacher is a huge challenge. The expectations that teachers face can be extremely daunting. Using different productivity apps can help teachers feel more accomplished and find that sweet spot in their work-life balance. Participants will learn about apps that improve and facilitate communication and planning, and then will be given time to explore which ones they would like to set up to use in their class for the school year.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik