Catalog: Capital Region BOCES/NERIC (WebReg)

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1. 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

2. Illuminate: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Location: Online

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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

3. Technology Integrator Networking Day 2

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/30/2019

Location: Malone

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This half-day event for technology integrators will be a follow-up to our March meeting. This continued discussion we be focused on networking, collaboration, and identifying best practices for technology and instruction. New participants are welcome!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: Franklin Academy, Active Learning Space

4. Coding With Kids

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 5/30/2019

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: NERIC Plattsburgh

5. Digital Literacy Conference - Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 6/3/2019

There is a huge need to incorporate digital literacy, digital fluency, and digital citizenship lessons in our classrooms. This conference covers lessons, ideas, resources, and best practices for both teachers and administrators. This event is a collaboration between the NERIC and WSWHE BOCES Model School Programs. The two sessions presented over Webex will be Privacy and Security for School Staff and Digital Balance and Wellbeing. Participants will also receive resources on six other topics in the form of Nearpod Presentations.

Free to Model Schools

6. Digital Literacy Conference - Saratoga Springs

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 6/3/2019

There is a huge need to incorporate digital literacy, digital fluency, and digital citizenship lessons in our classrooms. This conference covers lessons, ideas, resources, and best practices for both teachers and administrators. Participants will also take part in the "Digital Citizenship Carnival." This event is a collaboration between the NERIC and WSWHE BOCES Model School Programs, and will be held at the Gick Road Conference Center in Saratoga Springs.

Sessions are listed below. Participants will receive resources for all eight sessions in the form of Nearpod Presentations.
First session - your choice of Embedding Digital Literacy in Any Classroom, Cyberbullying, Fake News and Quality Communication or Privacy and Security for School Staff.
Second Session - your choice of Phishing, Digital Literacy in the Elementary School, Digital Balance and Wellbeing or another session TBD.

Free to Model Schools

7. Technology Integrator Networking Day 2

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 6/11/2019

Location: Albany

This half-day event for technology integrators will be a follow-up to our March meeting. This continued discussion we be focused on networking, collaboration, and identifying best practices for technology and instruction. New participants are welcome!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: NERIC Albany, Schenectady Room

8. Office 365 101: Plattsburgh (June 19 am)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 6/19/2019

Location: Marcy Room

Do you sometime feel confused as you are using Office 365? Then this half day hands-on training will start at the beginning, and will work through One Drive, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as covering sharing effectively.

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

Length: 3 hours
Date: June 19, 2019
Time: 8:00-11:00

Location/Room: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

9. Office 365 101: Plattsburgh (June 19 pm)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 6/19/2019

Location: Marcy Room

Do you sometime feel confused as you are using Office 365? Then this half day hands-on training will start at the beginning, and will work through One Drive, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as covering sharing effectively.

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

Length: 3 hours
Date: June 19, 2019
Time: 11:30-2:30 pm

Location/Room: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

10. Office 365 101: Plattsburgh (June 20 am)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 6/20/2019

Location: Marcy Room

Do you sometime feel confused as you are using Office 365? Then this half day hands-on training will start at the beginning, and will work through One Drive, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as covering sharing effectively.

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

Length: 3 hours
Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 8:00-11:00 pm

Location/Room: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

11. Office 365 101: Plattsburgh (June 20 pm)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 6/20/2019

Location: Marcy Room

Do you sometime feel confused as you are using Office 365? Then this half day hands-on training will start at the beginning, and will work through One Drive, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as covering sharing effectively.

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

Length: 3 hours
Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 11:30-2:30 pm

Location/Room: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

12. Google Level 1 Bootcamp and Certification: Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/16/2019

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 $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

13. Hats off for Digital Citizenship

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2019

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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 show 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: $175
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh

14. Robots Orientation

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2019

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