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1. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom AM Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 2/12/2019

Location: Peru Central School

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 $75.00 for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

2. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom PM session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 2/12/2019

Location: Peru Central School

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 $75.00 for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

3. Fact Fluency: Mining and Adapting Online Resources to Your Math Program - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/20/2019 to 5/1/2019

Starting Soon
Learn to use the collaborative tools online such as Google Slides, Google Forms and Google Docs to adapt the fluency resources and activities online at EngageNY to your classroom math program. We will look at the Key Fluencies and how they progress from grades K through 8. We will watch videos and share examples of fluency activities and discuss how to fit them into your busy day.

The suggested audience is K-8 math educators.

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

Group projects, class participation, and presentations are particularly difficult for introverted students learning to navigate an extroverted world. In this class we will read the book Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain, and learn how to use Padlet, Canva, Flipgrid, Google Slides and Google Forms as asynchronous collaborative tools. 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.

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

5. Using Class Dojo, Surveys and Google Tools when working with Students with Severe Behaviors - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/20/2019 to 5/1/2019

Starting Soon
This course is for teachers, specialists, administrators and paraprofessionals searching for tools to use when working with students with severe behaviors. It is a (mostly) online asynchronous book study of The Explosive Child, by Ross W. Greene, PhD. We will use Social Network tools such as Class Dojo as communication tools for education teams and parents working together to address severe behaviors. We will use Google Apps to track triggers and analyze data about our children.

You will need access to the book The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, PhD.

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

6. Using Technology to Explore Yardsticks: Developmental Stages from Ages 4-14 - Blended

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/20/2019 to 5/1/2019

Starting Soon
The book Yardsticks by Chip Wood is a must-read for educators, administrators, and parents of students ages 4-14. In this 15-hour online course, you will use the book as a tool to help you address the developmental needs of your students. The course is self-paced, with technology-based assignments corresponding to reading assignments and Discussion Board responses. You will gain experience using Google apps such as Slides, Docs and Sheets, Word Cloud apps, and Zoom virtual meetings, and explore other grade-appropriate technology for use in your classrooms.

This course will be presented on Schoology, with one in-person meeting, date to be decided upon by the class via Google survey. We will use our class lists to build birthday charts and analyze the range of ages and corresponding developmental stages of our soon-to-be students, and introduce the tech tools you will use to complete the course. There will also be one virtual meeting (date/time to be determined via survey of participants).

You will need access to the book Yardsticks by Chip Wood.

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

7. Snow Globe Edtech Camp

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 2/20/2019 to 2/21/2019

Location: NERIC Malone: Active Learning Space Room 148

Starting Soon
Looking to fight off some of your winter blues by learning something new? Come shake up your Tech Skills while we watch the snow fly outside. This 2 day tech camp is designed to be very Edtech camp like; free for all, participant driven, experiential, not experts and the rule of two feet (finding what works best for you). Day 1 will focus on participants finding applications they wish to learn about in order to add them their classrooms. The list of 20+ applications include Screencastify, Nearpod, Peardeck, Powtoon, Google Forms, Symbaloo, Kahoot, Quizlet, Note.ly, Seesaw, Google Sites, just to name a few. This day will be for teachers to dive into new apps to experience them with “experts” nearby to assist as needed. Day 2 will be about creating tech components, either aligned to the apps learned the previous day or “nagging” questions that participants want answered. Think about those things you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t had the chance to do so. This work day will allow you to pull those big questions and big projects together with the help of colleagues in the room with you.

Please bring a device of choice and your Google login credentials. There will be a limited number of Chromebooks available for use.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $250 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

8. #Twitterin10days (or less) - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/25/2019 to 3/5/2019

Location: Online

Have you heard that Twitter could be a valuable resource for your program and your development as an educator, but you don't know where to start? This course will walk you through the basics of Twitter step-by-step in a self-paced format. You will have 10 days to complete the assignments. By the conclusion of the course, you'll know the Twitter lingo and be connecting, sharing, and networking, plus you'll get ideas for using Twitter in your classroom and/or program.

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

9. Introduction to Pixlr - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/25/2019 to 3/25/2019

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

10. Tech Out Your Daily 5 and Math Rotations! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/25/2019 to 4/15/2019

This course will cover a wide variety of websites that will enhance your Daily 5 and Math Rotations time. We will cover ways to help with implementing and organizing those times to get the most out of your sessions. There will be discussion boards, articles, responses, and we will create a Google Classroom to help your class keep all the information in one location. This course is geared for K-2 teachers.

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

11. Technology Integrator Networking Day

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/26/2019

Location: Plattsburgh

This day will provide your technology integrator/specialist or district technology leaders with the chance to network, collaborate, and learn best practices for technology and instruction.

Lunch will be provided.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 4/10/2019

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: $250
Location: Online

13. Pairing Students With Pear Deck! - Webinar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/27/2019

The winter is upon us and so are the cold, dark days. It's difficult to get the students motivated about anything this time of year. Pear Deck and Google Slides can help with that. Pear Deck gives educators a way to create interactive classrooms that engage and assess students no matter what the subject. Educators can create formative assessments that will support learning objectives throughout the lesson. Pear Deck can be used in beginning projects, assessments, or scaffolding ideas. Students can join your Pear Deck Session from any device by a simple code. Pear Deck can be used with Google Slides, Powerpoints, and online templates. The ideas are endless.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $75
Location: Online Course, Webex

14. OPEN's Secondary Roundnet (SPIKEBALL!) Progression

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Administrators, and Athletic Directors

Dates: 2/28/2019

Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk

Spikeball and OPEN have teamed-up to bring you more fun than you can spike on a Roundnet! Come participate in developmental progressions for helping your middle and high school students hit the Roundnet pro-circuit. Grade level outcomes focus on skills, etiquette, and social interaction. What more can you ask?! This course is geared for secondary PE teachers.

Please bring sneakers and clothing appropriate for movement.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik

15. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/4/2019 to 3/22/2019

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: $250
Location: Online

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/4/2019 to 3/22/2019

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: $250
Location: Online

17. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/4/2019 to 3/22/2019

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: $250
Location: Online

18. Social LEADia- A Book Study - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/4/2019 to 3/24/2019

Location: Online

Social media is here to stay. We can chose to ignore it or we can empower our students by teaching and modeling positive ways to use social media to learn, share their voices, connect with others, and become digital leaders. This book is loaded with ideas and tips for using social media in classrooms of all ages.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text Social LEADia by Jennifer Casa-Todd. 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.

Must have access to the book Social LEADia by Jennifer Casa-Todd.

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

19. Give Every Student A Voice With Nearpod!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/4/2019

Nearpod is a great tool that gives those students who don't engage a different way of being actively involved in the lesson. This training will show how to create an account for free, create interactive presentations and lessons that students just need a code to login, as well as assessing students immediate responses. Nearpod has an extensive library of lessons already completed and ready to go! Let's explore together.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

20. OPEN Phys Ed 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Administrators, and Athletic Directors

Dates: 3/6/2019

Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk

Come learn how to use the Online Physical Education Network (OPEN)! Attendees will explore modules from OPEN such as Instant Activities, Roundnet, and Plug and Play Fitness. This workshop is hands-on, physically active, professionally engaging, and most of all FUN! Attendees will examine how OPEN fortifies and supports current strategies to ensure student learning and create a positive movement environment.

Critical concepts include:

Academic Language Tools
Tiered Questioning Techniques
Academic Rigor Standards
Social and Emotional Learning
Best Instructional Practices
Infusion of Technology

OPEN is a FREE instructional resource. The OPEN mission is to improve the effectiveness of physical education by providing equity of access to all teachers! OPEN activities are fun, practical and outcomes-based modules designed by teachers for teachers. Come move, celebrate our profession, and OPEN your curriculum to new ideas. This course is geared for PE teachers and administrators.

Please bring sneakers and clothing appropriate for movement.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik

21. Introduction to Blue-Bots and Dash and Dot Robots

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators/All educators

Dates: 3/12/2019

Location: Elementary Library

New
Whether you have access to Bee-Bots/Blue-Bots or Dash and Dot at your district, you are thinking about a purchase, or want to borrow the robots through Model Schools, this course is for you!

Bee/Blue-Bot - This session is a focused look at Blue-Bot. We will work hands-on with the robots and talk about curriculum integration.

Blue-Bot is appropriate for grades Pre-K-3 for pre-programming activities and grades 4-8 for programming with Terrapin Logo and/or the Blue-Bot app.

Dash and Dot - This session is a focused look at Dash and Dot. We will work hands-on with the robots and talk about curriculum integration.

Dash and Dot are appropriate for grades K-5 with the Go, Path and Xylo apps, and grades 3+ with apps Wonder and block-based coding with Blockly.

This is an in-person workshop free for Model Schools subscribers and is held at Brushton-Moira CSD.

There will be one 45 min sessions for work with each type of robot, you can come for both or pop into whichever session you would like, Blue Bots 2:30-3:15, Dash and Dot 3:15-4:00.

22. What is the Story with Google Expeditions?

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/12/2019

Do your colleagues use Google Expeditions, or have you heard the buzz about them online? Are you wondering if this would work for your class, but you do not understand exactly is involved with this technology?

In this hands-on session, you will learn how Expeditions work, what technology is involved, where to find resources, and how to integrate Expeditions into your curriculum. You will also learn the process for signing up to use Google Expeditions in your classroom.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: N/A
Location: NERIC Albany

23. Robotics, Engineering and Elementary Math

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/13/2019

Elementary school teachers can learn how to use robotics to help students with their number facts, problem solving skills, number sense and other math concepts. Goals of this session are to provide teachers with training on how to use the robots, provide resources that can be taken back to classrooms and build awareness of a unique and engaging tool that will motivate students of all ages.

Please bring a laptop or iPad.

This course fulfills the orientation requirement for Model Schools participants to borrow Ozobots from NERIC Model Schools.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Shenendehowa - Shatekon Elementary

This session will emphasize the importance of encouraging student voice and choice in the classroom. Establishing a classroom culture that values student voice and recognizes different learning styles can help tailor an instructional approach to engage students and meet their learning needs. Participants will learn about a variety of technological tools that can be used with existing district hardware and infrastructure. The development of "choice boards" allows for individualized, often performance-based assessments that allow for a variety of student learning styles. Video response websites, such as Flipgrid, allow for all students' voices to be heard, increasing engagement. In addition, it increases student time on task, maximizing student-centered instruction.

Chromebooks will be available for use in this class.

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

25. Technology Integrator Networking Day

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/15/2019

Location: Albany

This day will provide your technology integrator/specialist or district technology leaders with the chance to network, collaborate, and learn best practices for technology and instruction.

Lunch will be provided.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: NERIC Albany

26. Kick it Up a Notch - Digital Booktalk Tools - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/18/2019 to 4/5/2019

Looking for new ways to engage readers? How to hook readers on new or classic books? Looking for fun, new ELA/reading projects for students? Then this course might be for you! We will learn the essence of what makes a successful booktalk - either for your use or for storytelling projects with students. Then we will learn to use cutting edge presentation tools to create the booktalks. After this course, you will know how to create a digital presentation storyboard, use five different computer-based tools to create a booktalk, and you will walk away with rubrics for each type of project. As a bonus, these skills can also be directly applied to future digital storytelling projects. 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 Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

27. Technology Tools for Collaborative Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/18/2019 to 4/5/2019

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

28. Windows into the Past: Using Primary Source Materials in the Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/18/2019 to 4/5/2019

Come discover the power of using primary source materials in the classroom! Through primary source analysis teachers can help students construct knowledge, connect with content, think creatively and critically, and develop critical 21st Century Skills in every content area, at all grade levels! In this course we will learn about and how to: use digital collections of primary source materials; analyze primary sources; coach students to think like historians; identify strategies for inquiry-based learning; and generate a student lesson & activities that integrate/utilize primary sources. This is hands-on, inquiry-based learning at its best! 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: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

29. Special Ed Digital Toolbox

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/19/2019

Location: Online

We will discuss some of the many tools and resources available for teachers to use (with a focus on students with disabilities). Discover websites that can be used to help students work on academic skills, such as Moby Max and EdPuzzle. Learn about Seesaw, a student-driven, online portfolio that helps enhance communication between school and home. We will discuss Prodigy Math, one of many game-based programs centered around closing academic skill gaps. There will be time at the end to try some of these websites and ask additional questions.

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

30. Intro to Breakout EDU

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/20/2019

Breakout EDU is a problem solving and collaboration game that can focus on specific content or skills. Participants will participate in a Breakout session in order to learn through the experience of the game. Participants will learn how to access games, how to setup and modify games. This course is appropriate for teachers at all levels.

Some Chromebooks will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own device.

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: $75
Location: Schenectady

31. Special Ed Digital Toolbox

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/21/2019

Location: Online

We will discuss some of the many tools and resources available for teachers to use (with a focus on students with disabilities). Discover websites that can be used to help students work on academic skills, such as Moby Max and EdPuzzle. Learn about Seesaw, a student-driven, online portfolio that helps enhance communication between school and home. We will discuss Prodigy Math, one of many game-based programs centered around closing academic skill gaps. There will be time at the end to try some of these websites and ask additional questions.

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/25/2019 to 4/29/2019

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.

Note: All 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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/25/2019 to 4/29/2019

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: $250
Location: Online

34. Shake Up Learning: A Book Study - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/25/2019 to 4/14/2019

Location: Online

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: $250
Location: Online

35. Giving Every Student A Voice With Nearpod! - Webinar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2019

Nearpod is a great tool that gives those students who don't engage a different way of being actively involved in the lesson. This training will show how to create an account for free, create interactive presentations and lessons that students just need a code to login, as well as assessing students immediate responses. Nearpod has an extensive library of lessons already completed and ready to go! Let's explore together.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $75
Location: Online, Webex

36. Helping Classroom Teachers Create Active Classrooms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Administrators, and Athletic Directors

Dates: 4/1/2019

Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk

OPEN’s Tools for Creating Active Classrooms is a new resource designed specifically for classroom teachers who understand the value of routine physical activity for their students. This session is designed to prepare classroom teachers to use this powerful resource. OPEN’s growing collection of resources features active games and learning activities designed to build academic language vocabulary for healthful living, mindfulness, and nutrition education. This course is co-taught by a PE and first grade teacher and is geared for elementary school teachers.

Please bring sneakers and clothing appropriate for movement.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik

37. Put an "A" in STEM: Tech Tools and Artistic Processes for ALL Educators - Blended

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/2/2019 to 4/30/2019

Do your students scoff at your drawings and diagrams? Are you a self-declared "terrible artist"? There's hope for you! It's all about mindset. In this hands-on/online tech-infused course, we will explore different artistic tools and media during our in-person sessions. We will then explore the tech tools Padlet, Wordle, and Fotor to complete online assignments. We will discover how mindset can influence capacity for learning in and out of the classroom. This course meets in person and there will also be an online component.

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

38. Building Video Games with Bloxels!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/4/2019

This course will be an overview of Bloxels, a recent addition to the Model Schools Lending Library. Bloxels is a hands-on tool for students to create stories and turn them into video games that they can then actually play and share with classmates. They start with a Bloxels board where they will plan and design their story, characters, and boards. It is then scanned with a device and the game becomes digital. Bloxels encourages collaboration as students learn design thinking. Attendees will be cleared to borrow Bloxels from the Model Schools Lending Library. Recommended for grades 3-6.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: NERIC Albany

39. Getting Your Makerspace Started! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/8/2019 to 5/19/2019

Creating a makerspace in your classroom, library or building is a great way to inspire students to pursue their interests and passions, and help teachers incorporate STEM/STEAM into their curriculum. This online course is geared for K-8 teachers and librarians.

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

40. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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: $250
Location: Online

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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: $250
Location: Online

42. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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: $250
Location: Online

43. Plickers, Kahoot, and Quizizz. Oh My!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 4/9/2019

Learn 3 FREE fun and engaging online quiz platforms that you can use in your classroom tomorrow. These sites are useful in or out of the classroom, with or without 1:1 devices. Bring your own laptop and multiple choice or true/false quiz to get started right away.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh

44. All Time Favorite Hits of Google

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/10/2019

Now playing all your favorite hits of Google. The number one hit songs of the 90's when Google started are:
1. "I Will Always Love My Google Gmail"
2. "Nothing Compares 2 Google Calendar"
3. "You Can't Touch Google Drive" featuring Google Docs
4. "Google Chrome Is In The Heart"
This training will not be about songs of the 90's (sorry guys) but a 2 hour training on Google Drive, Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, and if time allows Google Docs. So bring all your questions and concerns about Google and join us for an engaging workshop.


Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

45. Coding with Robots in the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/11/2019

This course will be an overview of Blue-Bot, Cubelets, Ozobot, Dash and Dot, 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.

MS or HS teachers arrive at 9:30 and miss the Blue-Bot overview.

For NERIC Model Schools only.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: N/A
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

46. Boom Cards - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/15/2019 to 5/20/2019

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

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

47. Primary Source Connections - Online Resources for Teachers - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/15/2019 to 5/5/2019

Location: Online

This online course will introduce you to a plethora of online resources to use when developing your lessons and teaching with primary sources. Learn about digital collection resources, analysis tools, and picture books to enhance your lessons. Whether you are an elementary or secondary teacher, you’ll find valuable resources to enhance your primary source instruction.

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

48. Google Certified Educator Level 1

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/16/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

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 $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

49. Robotics, Engineering and Elementary Math

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/16/2019

Elementary school teachers can learn how to use robotics to help students with their number facts, problem solving skills, number sense and other math concepts. Goals of this session are to provide teachers with training on how to use the robots, provide resources that can be taken back to classrooms and build awareness of a unique and engaging tool that will motivate students of all ages.

Please bring a laptop or iPad.

This course fulfills the orientation requirement for Model Schools participants to borrow Ozobots from NERIC Model Schools.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Shenendehowa - Karigon Elementary

50. Google Certified Educator Level 2 Bootcamp and Test Taking

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/17/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, 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 $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

51. Google Applied Digital Skills for Elementary

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/18/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, CVES and FEH Rooms

Interested in learning how to embed technology through Project Based Learning with your students? Explore Google's Applied Digital Skills and learn how to make them applicable to your curriculum. 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.

52. Google Applied Digital Skills for Middle School and High School

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/18/2019

Location: NERIC Albany, CVES and FEH Rooms

Interested in learning how to embed technology through Project Based Learning with your students? Explore Google's Applied Digital Skills and learn how to make them applicable to your curriculum. 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.

53. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2019 to 6/3/2019

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.

54. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2019 to 6/3/2019

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

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

Note: All 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

55. All Time Favorite Hits of Google - Webinar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/30/2019

Now playing all your favorite hits of Google. The number one hit songs of the 90's when Google started are:
1. "I Will Always Love My Google Gmail"
2. "Nothing Compares 2 Google Calendar"
3. "You Can't Touch Google Drive" featuring Google Docs
4. "Google Chrome Is In The Heart"
This training will not be about songs of the 90's (sorry guys) but 2 full hour training on Google Drive, Chrome, Gmail, Calendar, and if time allows, Google Docs. So bring all your questions and concerns about Google and join us for an engaging workshop.


Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $75
Location: Online Webinar, Webex

56. Backward Designing Fun

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Administrators, and Athletic Directors

Dates: 5/1/2019

Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk

Fun is the hook that anchors physical activity into the lives of our students. Walk through the three stages of backward design using OPENPhysEd.org learning activities and assessments. This session will focus on SHAPE America standard 5 with a focus on purposeful fun and positive social development. This course is geared for PE teachers and curriculum specialists for physical education.

Please bring sneakers and clothing appropriate for movement.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkrik

57. Parental Communication in the Social Media Age - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/6/2019 to 6/3/2019

Location: Online

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The overall goal of this course will be to improve and strengthen 21st Century communication skills in order to improve effectiveness. We will focus on communication with parents and students using multiple applications. One primary topic will be how to write effective emails to parents regarding discipline/academic concerns, encouragement, and complimentary messages.

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

58. UnCommon Learning: A Book Study - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/6/2019 to 5/26/2019

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: $250
Location: Online

59. Robotics, Engineering and Elementary Math

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/7/2019

Elementary school teachers can learn how to use robotics to help students with their number facts, problem solving skills, number sense and other math concepts. Goals of this session are to provide teachers with training on how to use the robots, provide resources that can taken back to classrooms and build awareness of a unique and engaging tool that will motivate students of all ages.

Please bring a laptop or iPad.

This course fulfills the orientation requirement for Model Schools participants to borrow Ozobots from NERIC Model Schools.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Shenendehowa - Shatekon Elementary

60. Chrome Extensions for English Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: ELA teachers already using Google Docs

Dates: 5/15/2019

Using Google Classroom and Google Docs to go paperless with your students' essays isn't enough. You need to explore some great Extensions and Add-ons that will make proofreading and grading even more efficient. This course will give an overview of some you might find very helpful.

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

61. Kick it Up a Notch AGAIN! - More Digital Storytelling/Writing Tools - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/20/2019 to 6/7/2019

This course will show you even more tools, including digital collages, audio tools, timelines, and more! 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: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

62. Teaching with Primary Sources - More Tools and Strategies - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/20/2019 to 6/7/2019

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

63. Illuminate: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/27/2019 to 6/16/2019

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: $250
Location: Online

64. Coding With Kids

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 5/31/2019

So easy, even grown-ups can do it! Learn the basics of block coding (such as Scratch, Code.org, Blockly, etc.) and how to bring it back into your classroom. There are so many platforms available to students, and learning to code in this format can be a precursor to robotics and other more advanced computer science languages. Coding also builds critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.

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