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1. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: DL Teachers, DL Teachers' Aides

Dates: 1/27/2017


Happy New Year! It's time to come together and share Distance Learning (DL) experiences, in order to continue your growth as even more successful DL Practitioners!

We are holding the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting on Friday, January 27th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM with lunch offered at 12 noon. Schalmont High School has agreed to host this meeting. The address for Schalmont High School is 1 Sabre Drive, Schenectady, NY 12306. We will be meeting in room 104 in the high school. Please register to hold your place, as your voices and experiences will drive this collaborative session.

A detailed agenda 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 January meeting, please be in touch with Mary Morris at mary.morris@neric.org. Topics could include:

* Use of learning management systems in the DL environment
* Effective teaching strategies in the DL classroom
* Leveraging online tools to engage DL learners
* 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 January 16th.

Looking forward to seeing you and facilitating the DL conversation!

Thank you,
Mary Graham-Morris & Mike Sylofski

2. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Location: Online

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

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

4. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

5. Teaching Online 101 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 3/29/2017

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

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

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

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

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

8. Let's Interact with Interactive Reading Notebooks

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This class was originally scheduled for March 9th.

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

10. Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 4/5/2017

Location: Malone CSD Transportation Facility Conference Room

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

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

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

Please bring your own device and google classroom credentials.

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

Location: WebEx online

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

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

April 5, April 26, and May 3rd.

Read two chapters per meeting.

We will meet via my WebEx Personal room:

Join WebEx meeting

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

Join from a video conferencing system or application

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

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

Join by phone

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Access code: 644 653 631

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

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

12. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/6/2017

Location: Marcy Room

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

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

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

13. Diving Deeper into Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/6/2017

Location: Marcy Room

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

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

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

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

14. Introductory AT Device Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 4/10/2017

Location: HFM Room

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

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

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

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

15. Introductory AT Device Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 4/10/2017

Location: HFM Room

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

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

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

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

16. 5 Practical Uses for Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/12/2017

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

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

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

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

17. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/13/2017

Location: CVES Room

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

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

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

18. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 4/14/2017

Location: Large Conference Room FEH Boces Malone

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

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

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

19. Introduction to Pixlr - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

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

20. iPhoneography 101 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

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

21. Microsoft Excel 2013

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/24/2017

Location: Capital Region Room

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

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

Platform: PC (applicable to Mac)

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

22. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 4/26/2017

Location: Marcy Room

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

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

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

23. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/27/2017

Location: FEH BOCES Malone

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

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

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

24. Blackboard 9.1 - Create Your Own Online Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/27/2017

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

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

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

25. Diving Deeper into Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/27/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

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

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

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

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

26. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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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.

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

Note: This is a challenging course.

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

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

28. Teaching with Primary Sources 2 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

29. Technology Tools to Enhance Collaborative Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

30. Taking Reading Strategies to the Next Level with Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

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

31. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Location: Online

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

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

33. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/9/2017

Location: Marcy Room NERIC Plattsburgh

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

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

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

34. Webinar: Create Exciting Classroom Quizzes!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/9/2017

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

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

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

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

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

36. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/16/2017

Location: Large Conference Room FEH Boces Malone

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

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

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

37. NERIC Google Visit

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/17/2017

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

Google Hangout Link to Join Remotely: neric-google

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: NERIC Albany

38. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 6/7/2017

Location: Marcy Room

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

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

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

39. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 6/7/2017

Location: Marcy Room

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

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

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

40. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 6/9/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

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

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

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

41. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 6/9/2017

Location: Large Conference Room FEH BOCES

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

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

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org