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1. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting (June 2017)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: DL Teachers, DL Teachers' Aides

Dates: 6/21/2017


We've made it to the end of another school year! It's time to come together and share Distance Learning (DL) experiences, in order to build and grow as successful DL Practitioners in the new school year!

We are holding the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting on Wednesday, June 21st from 12:30 to 2:30 PM with lunch offered at 12 noon. Cohoes High School has agreed to host this meeting. The address for Cohoes High School is 1 Tiger Circle, Cohoes, NY 12407. We will be meeting in the LGI Room (Room 254) in the high school. Please register to hold your place, as your voices and experiences will drive this collaborative session.

More detailed information will follow, but your colleagues are very interested to hear specifically from you. If you have a DL best practices experience you would like to present or co-present at your June meeting, please be in touch with Mary Morris at mary.morris@neric.org. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

* Introduction to recording of DL courses (Rev)
* Creative ways of using DL equipment to connect, collaborate, and build the DL community (i.e. - Sip and Paint, After School Review, Guest Speakers via WebEx, etc.)
* Leveraging DL Practitioners' listserv for mentoring
* Use of the Distance Learning white binder as a resource
* Any topic you feel will add to the growth of DL Practitioners!

Please send any suggested topics you have, either to present or just to discuss as a group, to mary.morris@neric.org by June 12th.

Looking forward to seeing you and continuing the DL conversation!

Thank you,
Eileen Drescher, Mike Sylofski, & Mary Graham-Morris

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

2. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 8/21/2017

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.

Prerequisites:Must have Internet access and a Google Drive/Gmail account.

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

3. Coding with Robots in the Elementary Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/23/2017

Starting Soon
Summer Robot Orientation for Borrowers

Model Schools is excited to present participating districts with an opportunity to learn and try out a variety of robots and coding tools! This course will be an overview of BlueBot, Cubelets, Ozobot, and Dash and Dot robots. Any teacher that attends this workshop will have the opportunity to utilize each set for one-day use during the 17-18 school year. For NERIC Model Schools only. More extensive use of the robots is possible with our Robot Service - call for details.

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

4. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 4 - Using Google Forms- An Online Introduction (AM Session)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/23/2017

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

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

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. Each session will be offered in the morning or afternoon of the same day. Participants have the option of registering for either session. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online Webinar

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 8/23/2017

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

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

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. Each session will be offered in the morning or afternoon of the same day. Participants have the option of registering for either session. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online Webinar

6. Next Steps in Google: Moving Beyond the Basics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/25/2017

This full-day, hands-on session will focus on ways to incorporate creativity, collaboration and communication into the classroom for not only student benefit, but for teacher and admin benefit as well. Learn some new tricks and tools as well as have some time to build for the upcoming school year. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

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