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1. Distance Learning Design Challenge

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 1/22/2018

In conjunction with the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting, the DL Program is sponsoring the Distance Learning Design Challenge professional learning opportunity to help inform the design of the next generation Distance Learning Classroom. In this challenge, Distance Learning Teachers and TAs are invited to provide feedback in a facilitated setting to questions such as:
- What kinds of interactions should student experience?
- What skills and dispositions do we want students to have to function in the world?
- What do we want to be doing in these DL spaces?
- What could a next generation DL classroom look like?

Participants in this Design Challenge will both learn from fellow Distance Learning colleagues and help inform the design of new DL spaces going forward.

We are holding the Design Challenge on Monday, January 22nd from 9:30 to 11:45am with lunch offered at 12 noon. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School has agreed to host this challenge. The address for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School is 88 Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills, NY 12027. We will be meeting in Room 150C at the high school. Please register to hold your place, as this inaugural challenge might fill up quickly!

Looking forward to seeing the ideas you bring to the table!

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. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting (January 2018)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 1/22/2018

The Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting allows veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and TAs), those new to the DL environment, and even those thinking about entering the Distance Learning classroom for the first time to share knowledge, troubleshoot common issues, and meet other Practitioners face to face to improve the Distance Learning Program.

We are holding the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting on Monday, January 22nd from 12:30 to 2:30pm with lunch offered at 12 noon. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School has agreed to host this meeting. The address for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School is 88 Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills, NY 12027. We will be meeting in their Library at the high school. Please register to hold your place, as your feedback is the driving force for this collaborative forum.

More detailed information will follow. If you have a DL best practice experience you would like to share, or a DL pain point you hope to get feedback from others about, please be in touch with Mary Morris at dl@neric.org. Once we hear from you, we will announce the topics used to launch the forum discussions.

Please send any suggested topics you have, either to present or just to discuss as a group, to dl@neric.org by January 15th.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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.

3. Videoconferencing Liaisons Summit 2018

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Anyone interested in videoconferencing (VC) opportunities to collaborate, VC Practitioners, Educational Technology Integration Specialists, DL Practitioners, Technology Directors, etc.

Dates: 3/29/2018

Location: HFM Room at NERIC, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Alb


In response to hearing from a number of Videoconferencing Services subscribers that they want to network and connect with one another more frequently to provide exceptional resources for collaborations and other VC opportunities, bringing the world into their classrooms, we held our first Video Conferencing Liaisons' Summit in 2017.

To continue the conversation about videoconferencing opportunities and best practices opening up new possibilities for students, teachers, staff, and communities to connect, we have scheduled a second virtual Videoconferencing Liaisons Summit on Thursday, March 29th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. We will have a physical meeting in the HFM Room at the NERIC offices (900 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Albany), as well as the ability to connect via VC and WebEx. Please save the date, as your voices and experiences will continue to drive these collaborations.

Sue Porter and Elaine Shuck of TWICE/CAPspace have agreed to speak on how to leverage the TWICE and CAPspace websites to grow your videoconferencing network!

We will also need the topics you would like to discuss during the Summit, so be sure to email mary.morris@neric.org by Thursday, March 22nd with questions, pain points, and/or success stories you have in the Video Conferencing Environment. A detailed agenda will follow which will include the topics you provide.

Other suggested topics might be:
- Creating a listserv to keep in touch with each other throughout the year
- Discussing VC subscribers' experiences with different connections
- WebEx as a way to deliver your students into the world!

Looking forward to seeing you and facilitating more collaborations!

Thank you,
Mary Graham-Morris & Mike Sylofski

NOTE: This Summit is open to subscribers of NERIC's Video Conferencing and/or Distance Learning Services.

4. CTE TCIS

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 6/8/2018 to 6/11/2018

CTE TCIS 2 day training

5. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting (June 2018)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 6/15/2018

The Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting allows veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and TAs), those new to the DL environment, and even those thinking about entering the Distance Learning classroom for the first time to share knowledge, troubleshoot common issues, and meet other Practitioners face to face to improve the Distance Learning Program.

We are holding the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting on Friday, June 15th from 12:30 to 2:30pm 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 their Library at the high school. Please register to hold your place, as your feedback is the driving force for this collaborative forum.

If you have a DL best practice experience you would like to share, or a DL pain point you hope to get feedback from others about, please be in touch with Mary Morris at dl@neric.org. Once we hear from you, we will announce the topics used to launch the forum discussions.

Please send any suggested topics you have, either to present or just to discuss as a group, to dl@neric.org by June 6th.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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.

6. TA PD 5 - AM-Vaping ONLY

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 6/20/2018

8 – 9 AM - VAPING Workshop (Patty Kilgore, Prevention Council) 9 – 10:30 AM - Active Shooter (Ken Cooper, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office) 11 – 2 PM - “Considering the Impacts of Trauma.” (Northern Rivers) This training is specifically designed for educators and other school staff to dive into what trauma is (and what it is not) while exploring the implementation of trauma informed engagement. This training will also cover staff’s ability to recognize the affects that trauma is having on students, how to promote positive behavior, interactions, and resiliency.

7. Personalizing Google for Your Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/5/2018 to 9/29/2018

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

Are you interested in adding new Google tools to your toolbox, but want, or even NEED, the training to be relevant to your own classroom? If so, this blended learning opportunity could be just what you are looking for.

This 13-part series will consist of two components per session: an asynchronous, pre-recorded webinar and a creation of an artifact approporiate to your specific classroom. Each pre-recorded session will be active and available as of July 5th, will be approximately 45 minutes in length and will be available through Google Classroom. All class assignments will be due on or before September 15, 2018.

In order to receive credit, you will need to submit a project, a lists of ways to use the specific Google tools, or an artifact, proving your grasp of the webinar session. Each webinar session will have varying time issued, a list can be found here.

To receive access to the individual webinar series within this course, please fill out the following form, Personalizing Google for your Classroom url , and indicate which session you wish to take. The maximum number of credits an individual can receive for taking all webinars is 25 hours.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

8. Google for Secretaries: Malone

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/10/2018

Location: NERIC Malone: Active Learning Space Room 148

This Google training is specifically for secretaries and support staff.The day will include time in each of the following apps: Drive, Mail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Calendar and well as sharing within Google and file management.

Please bring a device if possible and your Google login credentials. There will be Chromebooks available for use.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

9. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 8/20/2018

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

10. Parental Communication in the Social Media Age

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 8/17/2018

Location: Online

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

11. Responsive Classroom

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/19/2018

The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. We believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn, and that academic success is inextricably tied to building social-emotional competencies.

12. Bring Your Work to the "Expert" Day

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/17/2018

This is the work day you’ve been looking for! Bring that big project you’ve been wanting to build but have been scared to start. Have access to an on-site “expert” to guide you through the process. Ideas include: building a curricular unit, your Google Classroom, creating a paperless classroom for the new year, learning a new software program, exploring a new online software programs with someone nearby to answer questions; the possibilities are endless! Come with resources, your own device, and charging cords. There will be room to spread out and time to brainstorm a plan of attack.

Length:6 hours
Date: July 17, 2018
Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh/Marcy Room

13. Google Level 1 Bootcamp and Certification: Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/20/2018

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

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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.

14. Balancing Conversation: A Book Study About Talking Less So That Your Students Do More

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 8/20/2018

Location: Online

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In this course you will learn how to support your students in reading instruction and beyond as they do more of the work. You will learn how to say less so your students can say more as you explore the book Who's Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. This book study will support you in your planning of daily reading instruction across all content areas. You will also gain experience with Google Docs, Google Drive, Flipgrid and Schoology. You will leave this course with plans to use in your classroom and a possible change in mindset for your daily instruction.

Participants must have access to the book Who's Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. Open to all, but best suited for K-5.

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

15. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 8/27/2018

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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.

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 8/27/2018

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

17. Next Generation ELA Standards Overview -

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/24/2018

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Two days of Professional Development for Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum, Building Leaders focusing on the Next Generation of ELA Standards. Districts will be provided with a tool to use to identify “where they are” and what important next steps they can take. Participants will:


• Define the key messages in The Introductions and The Practices


• Define key changes in the Next Generation Standards


• Describe resources that are available and how they could be used.


• Describe your districts’ current status. Compare evidence of district actions to tool


•Use this to describe “next steps”


• Create a plan for key actions for the 2018-19 school year based on your analysis of your districts’ current status.

18. Orientation and Introduction to Classroom Coding Projects

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018

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As adults, we understand that the digital interfaces we navigate daily – in our personal lives and at work – are made with code. We know that there are jobs called coder, designer, developer, programmer, engineer; also marketers, finance people and project managers with software and IT skills. But how do we prepare our students to fill these roles? And why is code literacy important for everyone?

Session Information

This full day workshop begins with a quick overview of job types, relevant coding and computing skills, and pathways – for all kinds of careers, so that we can see the relevance of code literacy for all.

The day continues with an orientation to the tech sector – vocabulary, concepts, and the scaffolding of knowledge and skills in computer science education. The afternoon begins with a demonstration of several Albany Can Code coding activities, designed as culminating assignments for curricular units in science, ELA, and music. The bulk of the afternoon is for practice with the education tool SCRATCH, so that participants can gain confidence beyond the Hour of Code to customize projects for students.

Participants should bring a laptop.

19. College Board Professional Development for New York State School Leaders

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2018

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In partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Capital Region BOCES, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders, a half-day professional development training for school leaders on how to use information from the Advanced Placement (AP) program, and the SAT Suite of Assessments to help prepare students for college and career.

Opportunity Leaders

New York State's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan includes a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness as one indicator of school quality. Schools can earn extra credit for students whose high school credits include participation in AP and receive even more credits for students who earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.

In alignment with the new school-level measures and in recognition of the role of school leaders in expanding access to advanced coursework, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders training to school leaders in summer 2018.

During the training, administrators at all levels will:

~Examine the relationship between AP and success in college and career

~Explore how data from the SAT Suite of Assessments can inform schools' academic offerings, including AP

~Practice identifying students with potential for success in AP classes

~Develop strategies to manage schedules, staffing, and budget in order to expand AP classes and course offerings

~Engage teachers, families, and students in using and benefiting from the SAT Suite and AP courses

~Preview new AP supports for schools that will launch in 2019

Additionally, all attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion from the College Board.

Registration is FREE

20. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2018

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You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents age 12-18. It emphasizes the importance of early intervention and covers how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The youth course is intended for anyone 18 years or older to learn how to help young people. SOMETIMES, THE BEST FIRST AID IS YOU. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community. This is an 8-hour class and runs from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm. This class is $100 which includes catered lunch from Café Lark.

21. Google Level 1 Bootcamp and Certification: Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/24/2018

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, Marcy Room

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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 individulaized 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.

22. BF Get & Go: Breakout, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions: Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/25/2018

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh

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Are you interested in some new tools for engaging your students differently? This full-day session will focus on Breakout Edu, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions (both AR and VR), all tools that have been proven to engage students in all classrooms. The day will focus on training and instructional best practices with each tool. By taking this full day session, you will be able to sign out a NERIC Breakout Edu Kits and/or the Google Expeditions kits for use within your classroom.

Please bring a device if possible and your Google login credentials. There will be Chromebooks available for use.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

23. BF Get & Go: Breakout, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions:Malone

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/26/2018

Location: NERIC Malone: Active Learning Space Room 148

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Are you interested in some new tools for engaging your students differently? This full-day session will focus on Breakout Edu, FlipGrid, Tour Builder and Google Expeditions (both AR and VR), all tools that have been proven to engage students in all classrooms. The day will focus on training and instructional best practices with each tool. By taking this full day session, you will be able to sign out a NERIC Breakout Edu Kits and/or the Google Expeditions kits for use within your classroom. This will be a collaborative session between Malone and Albany's Active Learning Spaces.

Please bring a device if possible and your Google login credentials. There will be Chromebooks available for use.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

24. Introduction to Excel 2016

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2018

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The Excel 2016 interface is the most current version of Microsoft Excel. This half-day session is designed for individuals who have no prior experience with Microsoft Excel. The class will focus on relevant office and classroom exercises that can be adapted and modified by educators and support staff. Topics covered will include: the work environment, worksheet and workbook formatting, formulas and functions, conditional formatting, and basic charts and graphs.

Please bring a laptop running Excel 2016.

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

25. schooltoolTM Foundations

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/26/2018

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This webinar will cover essential concepts and skills needed to get started in schooltoolTM. Topics will be relevant to all users, and designed to provide a solid foundation for working efficiently in specific modules such as Attendance, Counseling or Discipline. Specific topics will include schooltoolTM terminology and navigation, using the basic search to view student demographic, schedule, attendance or other information, key reports for everyday tasks as well as introduction to schooltoolTM advanced search and export options.

26. Intermediate Excel 2016

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2018

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This class is designed for individuals who have some experience using Microsoft Excel. The focus is on graphing and analyzing data in Excel. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: new features and functions in Excel 2016, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, enhanced gradebooks, conditional formatting, lookup tables, graphing student and scientific data, importing and filtering data, working with live Web-based data, lists and PivotTables.

Please bring a laptop running Excel 2016.

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

27. Orientation and Introduction to Classroom Coding Projects

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/27/2018

As adults, we understand that the digital interfaces we navigate daily – in our personal lives and at work – are made with code. We know that there are jobs called coder, designer, developer, programmer, engineer; also marketers, finance people and project managers with software and IT skills. But how do we prepare our students to fill these roles? And why is code literacy important for everyone?

Session Information

This full day workshop begins with a quick overview of job types, relevant coding and computing skills, and pathways – for all kinds of careers, so that we can see the relevance of code literacy for all.

The day continues with an orientation to the tech sector – vocabulary, concepts, and the scaffolding of knowledge and skills in computer science education. The afternoon begins with a demonstration of several Albany Can Code coding activities, designed as culminating assignments for curricular units in science, ELA, and music. The bulk of the afternoon is for practice with the education tool SCRATCH, so that participants can gain confidence beyond the Hour of Code to customize projects for students.

Participants should bring a laptop.

28. Expand Your Knowledge of Google Classroom and Extensions

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/27/2018

Learn how to engage your students with Google. In this training, you will learn the about using extensions and apps for use in your Google classroom. This class will focus on extensions, Google apps and add-ons (particularly Flubaroo, Doctopus, Classroom). Ideas will be shared on best practices for using these Google Apps with your students.

Bring a laptop or Chromebook.

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

29. Saranac Lake Tech Camp Day 1

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 7/27/2018

Location: Petrova Elementary

Saranac Lake Central School is hosting two identical tech camp days this summer, July 27th and August 8th.This registration is for Tech Camp Day 1. These sessions will be of varying levels and topics.

There will be 4 sessions, each 50 minutes in length.Sessions will be at Petrova Elementary School and will start at 9am (Please note: location may be changed due to district on-going construction) Lunch will be on your own. Please bring a device.

To access a schedule, click here.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

30. schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part I

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/27/2018

This webinar will be a review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover checklist. Topics will include updates to custom and canned reports, homeroom assignment, adding assessments to student records, activities, faculty record updates, graduation requirements and maintenance settings for BOCES virtual locations.

31. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/19/2018

Location: Online

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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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/19/2018

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

33. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/19/2018

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

34. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 7/31/2018

This face-to-face course is explicitly designed for NERIC Model Schools online instructors who wish to migrate their current online content to the Schoology LMS platform. The class will focus on the following topics: overview and navigation of Schoology, importing and creating new content, logon procedures for participants, and the differences between Schoology and Blackboard LMS platforms. Prerequisites: You must be a current NERIC Model Schools or Distance Learning instructor.

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/31/2018

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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

36. Taking Writing Strategies to the Next Level with Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/29/2018

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This course will be a collaborative class working with writing strategies. We will be focusing on using technology to create lessons and materials for teachers to use in their writing lessons. The tools you learn can be used to supplement any writing program that may be currently used in your school. In this 15-hour online course you will gain experience with Google Slides, Google Sharing, SMART Notebook, and multiple poster-making tools. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials and ideas to use in support of your writing instruction.

It is highly recommended that participants have access to a copy of The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.

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

This course is for teachers, specialists and administrators searching for tools to use when working with students with severe behaviors. It is a (mostly) online asynchronous book study of Lost at School, by Ross W. Greene, PhD. We will use Google Slides to create mini-lessons for our students to develop and practice the skills they lack for responding to social, emotional and behavioral challenges. We will develop surveys using Google Forms to use as an ongoing formative assessment, and use collaborative Google apps to share thoughts, resources, and ideas. This course will include one virtual meeting using Zoom to be scheduled by surveying participants at the start of the course.

Participants must have access to the book Lost at School, by Ross W. Greene, PhD Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

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 book 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.

Participants will need access to the book The Explosive Child, by Ross W. Greene, PhD. Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

Group projects, class participation, and presentations are particularly difficult for introverted students navigating an extrovert-centric school setting. In this class we will read the book Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain, and learn how to use technology to reach our introverted students as we develop alternatives to the traditional presentations and group work that cause them undo stress and anxiety. 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.

You will need access to the book Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain.

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

40. Addressing the Impact of Trauma in our Schools: An Initial Conversation

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/1/2018

The prevalence of trauma amongst students and staff in our schools in only growing. Trauma reaches into the largest, smallest and most and least affluent families, communities and schools. Trauma’s impact is at a minimum a disruptive, undermining force in education and at its worst can be devastating to the individual and wreak havoc on the educational system.

This event is intended to bring together leaders from school districts to gain common understanding, identify shared concerns and draft next steps for developing a region-wide response to deal with trauma and to mitigate its impact.

Anticipated Agenda

~Welcome

~Trauma: Definition, Prevalence & Impact

~What are Districts Currently Doing to Address the Impact of Trauma

~Needs Assessment

~Next Steps

~Closing

There is no cost for attending this event.

Sign in begins at 8:00 am, workshop at 8:30 am.

41. Digital Storytelling Tools: Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/1/2018

Location: NERIC Albany, Active Learning Space

Digital stories are multimedia files that combine photos, video, animation, sound, music, text and often a narrative voice. Digital storytelling may be used as an expressive way to integrated subject matter along with knowlege and skills from the entire curriculum into any classroom.

This full day session will highlight the basics of digital storytelling, including the elements and then participants will dive into technology tools. Tools to be covered but not limited to, are: Animoto, Google Slides and Keep, Flip Grid, Tour Creator, Tour Builder, StreetView, Canva, Screencastify, Visme.

Please bring your own device, there will limited Chromebooks available for use.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

42. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/1/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

43. eSchoolData ABC's of Buses and Lockers Webinar

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 8/1/2018

New

The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session on setting up buses and lockers in the system. This will be a complete overview of how to set up information on bus schedules and locker assignments in eSchoolData. Navigating the system to find the most efficient way of setting up the data. Come learn from the pros all tricks to streamline buses and locker setup.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


44. Graduation Pathways - CTE/CDOS and more!

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators, Guidance Counselors, Special Education Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2018

There are multiple pathways to exiting high school in New York State. Using NYSED available materials, participants will engage in a hands-on workshop that explores the variety of opportunities available to students to exit high school. Types of diplomas, safety nets, appeals, endorsements, and credentials will all be explored with realistic scenarios for participants to apply the appropriate exit type.

Trainers will be Denise Pallozzi, Director for Curriculum and Instruction at Capital Region BOCES CTE, and Theresa Billington, CIO/DDC at Capital Region BOCES.

45. NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards: Changes, Implementation, and You

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/2/2018

Learn the changes in the mathematical standards, timeline implementation, and make a plan for your district’s next steps for this transition. Resources for implementation will be shared during this workshop.

46. Model Schools Leadership Retreat: Building Bridges with Your Stories

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Leadership

Dates: 8/2/2018

Location: Lake Placid Conference Center

NERIC Model Schools invites you to a very special retreat for school leader located in beautiful Lake Placid. Come to be inspired, rejuvenated, and truly connected with other leaders from the North Country to the Capital District.

This year our Model Schools theme is Building Bridges with Your Stories. Join NY Times Best-Selling Author and Educator Paul Reynolds for his keynote address "How to Use the Power or Storytelling to Further Your District's Mission." Paul will also be on hand for a book signing and fireside chat.

Other sessions include:
*The Heart of Leadership: The Power of Your Own Story!
*The Story Behind the Numbers
*Community Forums: Why and How to Become the Host with the Most
*Learning is a Journey: Telling the Full Story with Digital Badges
*Assumptions vs. Analytics: How Big Data Can Uncover the True Story of Why Students Fail
*Cultivating Effective Leadership and Building Trust Through Stories!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Location: Lake Placid Conference Center, Lake Placid, NY
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fee: NERIC Model Schools District Members- Free, Others- $150.00 per person.

47. Digital Storytelling Tools: Malone

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/3/2018

Location: NERIC Malone: Active Learning Space Room 148

Digital stories are multimedia files that combine photos, video, animation, sound, music, text and often a narrative voice. Digital storytelling may be used as an expressive way to integrated subject matter along with knowlege and skills from the entire curriculum into any classroom.

This full day session will highlight the basics of digital storytelling, including the elements and then participants will dive into technology tools. Tools to covered but not limited to, are: Animoto, Google Slides and Keep, Flip Grid, Tour Creator, Tour Builder, StreetView, Canva, Screencastify, Visme.

Please bring your own device, there will limited Chromebooks available for use.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

Learn how to engage your students with Google. In this training, you will create interactive notes to use in the classroom. We will use Drawings, Docs, Slides, and Keep. The class will also focus on how to create and format notes using Google Apps. Some areas to be covered will include: templates, editing tools, formatting, backgrounds, best blogs and useful sites. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using interactive notes with your students.

Bring a laptop or Chromebook.

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

49. schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part I

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/3/2018

This webinar will be a review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover checklist. Topics will include updates to custom and canned reports, homeroom assignment, adding assessments to student records, activities, faculty record updates, graduation requirements and maintenance settings for BOCES virtual locations.

50. Uncommon Learning - A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/26/2018

Location: Online

“Integrate digital media and new applications with purpose and build a culture of learning with pleasure! Let students use real-world tools to do real-world work and develop skills society demands. Be the leader who creates this environment. UnCommon Learning shows you how to transform a learning culture through sustainable and innovative initiatives. It moves straight to the heart of using innovations such as Makerspaces, Blended Learning and Microcredentials.”-Book Description

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.

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

51. Parental Communication in the Social Media Age

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/18/2018

Location: Online

Closed
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

52. Primary Source Connections - Online Resources for Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/26/2018

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

53. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) August 6, 2018

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/6/2018

Wait List
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Sign in begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Lisa Ball

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

54. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/6/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

55. OF Evidence Based Observation - Collecting Valid and Reliable Evidence of Teacher Practice

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/7/2018

This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for certification of new Lead Evaluators. Participants will work to refine observation skills and conversations with colleagues on improved student learning. This workshop provides an overview of the Framework for Teaching-Danielson. The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. Participants will explore and deepen their understanding of the components, elements and rubrics, engage in professional conversations and begin to think about the role of the Framework as a tool for teacher evaluation and professional growth.

Participants will:

~ Work with the Framework for teaching (Danielson)

~ Work with approved Teacher Rubrics refining observation skills and reaching consistency in ratings with their colleagues. Particular attention will be paid to the difference between "Proficient" and "Distinguished."

~ Video clips of actual classroom instruction will be observed,discussed, and analyzed using the rubrics that are on the approved list.

Participants must bring:

~ Your Danielson Rubric

~ Evidence collection sheets or software that you have been using

~ Sample evidence you have collected to date

~ Your current APPR agreement

56. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/7/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

57. The Future Superintendents Academy 2018-2019

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/7/2018

The Future Superintendents Academy is a comprehensive program to prepare high level administrators aspiring to become superintendents in the next 3-5 years. The Academy requires a year-long commitment, beginning in July 2018 and concluding in May 2019. The program will include discussions of critical topics relevant to the superintendency, simulations and case studies, journals, reading assignments, projects and coaching.
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 on 8/7 at NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany, CVES Room from 1pm-4pm. Books will be available to look at. Bring a copy of your incoming class lists, including birthdays, as we will use our actual incoming students to build birthday charts and analyze the range of ages and corresponding developmental stages of our soon-to-be students. 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

59. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 8/8/2018 to 8/10/2018

Wait List
The CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training has been developed to provide Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson as defined by New York State law and regulation. This is the SED-vetted training. A training certificate will be awarded upon completion of the training. To view the SED brochure for additional information go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/CSEtrainbrochure.pdf

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch.

60. Google Drive and Docs - AM Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/8/2018

This hands-on workshop will focus on Google Drive and Docs. Participants will learn how to use each application and how they work together. Drive skills will include: making a copy, creating new folders, renaming, changing layout and understanding where things are stored. Docs skills will include: sharing, collaborating in real time, adding images, creating hyperlinked docs, and adding comments and suggestions.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook. Participants must have a Google account.

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

61. Saranac Lake Tech Camp Day 2

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 8/8/2018

Location: Petrova Elementary

Saranac Lake Central School is hosting two identical tech camp days this summer, July 27th and August 8th.This registration is for Tech Camp Day 2. These sessions will be of varying levels and topics.

There will be 4 sessions, each 50 minutes in length.Sessions will be at Petrova Elementary School and will start at 9am (Please note: location may be changed due to district on-going construction) Lunch will be on your own. Please bring a device.

To access a schedule, click here.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $125 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

62. Google Drive and Docs - PM Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/8/2018

This hands-on workshop will focus on Google Drive and Docs. Participants will learn how to use each application and how they work together. Drive skills will include: making a copy, creating new folders, renaming, changing layout and understanding where things are stored. Docs skills will include: sharing, collaborating in real time, adding images, creating hyperlinked docs, and adding comments and suggestions.

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook. Participants must have a Google account.

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

63. Introduction to Excel 2016

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2018

The Excel 2016 interface is the most current version of Microsoft Excel. This half-day session is designed for individuals who have no prior experience with Microsoft Excel. The class will focus on relevant office and classroom exercises that can be adapted and modified by educators and support staff. Topics covered will include: the work environment, worksheet and workbook formatting, formulas and functions, conditional formatting, and basic charts and graphs.

Please bring a laptop running Excel 2016.

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

64. ISTE Certification for Educators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2018 to 8/10/2018

Closed

Focused on Pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.
ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcome.

For Classroom Educators, Coaches and Library Media Specialists
ISTE Certification helps build a teacher’s professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and earn recognition for his or her work in using technology to transform learning.

For School & District Leaders
ISTE Certification provides education leaders with a way to identify a school or district’s educators who are leading the way with digital age teaching practices. The certification also provides a vendor-neutral edtech credential that can be used in staff hiring decisions.

Certification Process
Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate in an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the blended learning course, participants will have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification. Content will be taught in the following four modules: Designing For Diversity; Personalized Learning & Alternative Assessments; Digital Learning Environments: Design Thinking & Computational Thinking; and The New Digital Citizenship.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - LIMITED TIME discounted price of $650 which includes all course materials, online content, portfolio submission and Facilitator support, includes Level 1 exam voucher and lunch
Others: Register though NYSCATE directly here
Location: NERIC Albany

65. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/9/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

66. schooltoolTM Registrar and Census

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/9/2018

This classroom training will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into schooltoolTM. We will review various methods of enrolling students into buildings or placements and assigning applicable program services. We will also look at the various tools available to maintain and verify Census data.

67. Teaching Books Webinar - Family Literacy

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 8/9/2018

From videos filmed in authors' studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists, get ready to access resources that will expand students' reading experiences and connections to the books they read.

Learning Objective: Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students and discover ways to easily share resources with families.

Adult family members, tutors, and mentors can support students at home:

~Search for a Book - being used in class or for independent reading and view the resources: MTA Book readings and movies, Book Guides/Lesson Plans, Vocabulary List

~Reader's Advisory: Scroll to "Find Resources For" and Subject specific searches, Teach Diverse Books and Award-winning Booklists

To access the webinar room:

Go to: TeachingBooks.net/BOOK

Log in as a guest with your first and last name

You need an educator log-in to create custom reading lists and share resources. You can do this prior to the webinar if you would like. Visit TeachingBooks.net/home to create the log-in.

For additional information, visit https://capregboces.libcal.com/event/4145223

68. schooltoolTM Discipline Class

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/9/2018

This classroom session will provide an introduction to the schooltoolTM discipline module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance or users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of discipline tasks. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters.

69. Intermediate Excel 2016

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2018

This class is designed for individuals who have some experience using Microsoft Excel. The focus is on graphing and analyzing data in Excel. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to: new features and functions in Excel 2016, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, enhanced gradebooks, conditional formatting, lookup tables, graphing student and scientific data, importing and filtering data, working with live Web-based data, lists and PivotTables.

Please bring a laptop running Excel 2016.

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

70. E-rate Category 2 Funding Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 8/10/2018

Did you know over $10 million of Category 2 funds have not been claimed by districts in the NERIC Region?

In 2015, as part of E-rate modernization, the FCC budgeted $150* per student to each school to fund internal connections (Category 2) upgrades, which is available for five years. This is the last year the funding will be guaranteed.

We invite you to join NERIC, EducationSuperHighway and E-Rate Central to learn more about the E-rate Category 2 funding available to your district and how to use those funds to deploy a robust LAN / Wi-Fi network. If your district has not claimed Category 2 funding, this workshop is for you!

EducationSuperHighway, a leading nonprofit focused on helping to upgrade the Internet access in every public school classroom in America, offers free tools and resources designed to help districts make the best use of these funds and plan a network upgrade. E-Rate Central was established in 1997 for the sole purpose of helping schools, school districts, and libraries to successfully navigate the complex and time-consuming rules and procedures of the Federal E-rate Program.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of the hosts.

71. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 9/3/2018

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 9/3/2018

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

73. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 9/3/2018

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

74. Visible Reading: Text Annotation

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/13/2018

New

To make sense of text, readers must THINK. This two part session will provide explicit instruction on how students can record their thinking with text annotations, and how we can then collect and use those annotations to guide our instruction. Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of these topics and with practical strategies that can be applied starting Day 1 in September. Teachers are encouraged to attend the afternoon session on Response to Data. Teachers are asked to bring a reading assignment they will be using in the 2018-2019 school year. (Grades 6-12)

“Annotating is any action that interacts with a text to enhance the reader’s understanding of, recall of, and reaction to the text.” (Eastern Washington University) What does this mean? How do we do it? How can we teach students to do this? What are the benefits of teaching streamlined accountable annotation strategies to our students?

75. eSchoolData ABC's of Buses and Lockers Webinar

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 8/13/2018

New

The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session on setting up buses and lockers in the system. This will be a complete overview of how to set up information on bus schedules and locker assignments in eSchoolData. Navigating the system to find the most efficient way of setting up the data. Come learn from the pros all tricks to streamline buses and locker setup.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


76. Visible Reading: Response to Data through Aggressive Monitoring

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/13/2018

New

To make sense of text, readers must THINK. This two part session will provide explicit instruction on how students can record their thinking with text annotations, and how we can then collect and use those annotations to guide our instruction. Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of these topics and with practical strategies that can be applied starting Day 1 in September. Teachers are encouraged to attend the morning session on Text Annotation. Teachers are asked to bring a reading assignment they will be using in the 2018-2019 school year. (Grades 6-12)

We know the importance of using data to inform our instruction and instructional decisions. But, how do we use student annotations to collect data regarding the thinking that students do about reading? How do we get to multiple students in a short period of time to collect this data?

77. schooltoolTM Registrar and Census

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/14/2018

This classroom training will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into schooltoolTM. We will review various methods of enrolling students into buildings or placements and assigning applicable program services. We will also look at the various tools available to maintain and verify Census data.

78. schooltoolTM Discipline Class

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/14/2018

This classroom session will provide an introduction to the schooltoolTM discipline module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance or users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of discipline tasks. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters.

79. E-rate Category 2 Funding Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 8/15/2018

Did you know over $10 million of Category 2 funds have not been claimed by districts in the NERIC Region?

In 2015, as part of E-rate modernization, the FCC budgeted $150* per student to each school to fund internal connections (Category 2) upgrades, which is available for five years. This is the last year the funding will be guaranteed.

We invite you to join NERIC, EducationSuperHighway and E-Rate Central to learn more about the E-rate Category 2 funding available to your district and how to use those funds to deploy a robust LAN / Wi-Fi network. If your district has not claimed Category 2 funding, this workshop is for you!

EducationSuperHighway, a leading nonprofit focused on helping to upgrade the Internet access in every public school classroom in America, offers free tools and resources designed to help districts make the best use of these funds and plan a network upgrade. E-Rate Central was established in 1997 for the sole purpose of helping schools, school districts, and libraries to successfully navigate the complex and time-consuming rules and procedures of the Federal E-rate Program.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of the hosts.

80. eSchoolData Add/Drop Scheduling & TSDL Reporting Webinar

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 8/15/2018

New

The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session on Add/Drop Scheduling & TSDL Reporting. This will be an overview of the Add/Drop Scheduler, manual scheduling techniques, and best practices to avoid Teacher-Student Data Linkage errors. Come learn from the pros all tricks to streamline scheduling.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


81. schooltoolTM Student History / Transcripts

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/15/2018

This webinar will cover keying-in transfer (summer school or other) student historical information for transcript purposes. Topics will include: Adding district or non-district courses and scores;; adding linked or stand-alone assessment scores; as well as reports (transcripts, completed course audit, etc.) for verifying transfer student data.
This is a team-building course for classroom teachers, special education teachers, providers and paraprofessionals, team leaders and administrators who work with populations of students with special needs in any setting. Although it is not required, we highly recommend that you take this with co-workers, so that you can start to build your team’s strategies as you prepare together for the upcoming school year. We also recommend that your team purchase the book The Paraprofessional’s Guide to the Inclusive Classroom: Working as a Team, by Mary Beth Doyle, PhD. You can take the class without the book, but the book has many great resources, forms, and research that will help clarify and streamline the work that you do.

We will meet once in-person on 8/15 at Ryder Elementary, 143 Golding Drive, Cobleskill, Room 101 from 1pm-4pm. Bring your Smartphone or your tablet; we will use that time together to learn the technology and introduce the book (Chrome Books and copies of the book will be available to use at the in-person session). You will complete the remaining activities online at your own pace, practicing using the technology to strengthen your team’s ability to communicate and work together effectively.

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

83. schooltoolTM Attendance Clerk Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/16/2018

This hands-on classroom session will be a hands-on introduction to the schooltoolTM attendance module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for attendance referrals and maintenance or, users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of attendance tasks. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

84. schooltoolTM Attendance Clerk Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/16/2018

This hands-on classroom session will be a hands-on introduction to the schooltoolTM attendance module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for attendance referrals and maintenance or, users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of attendance tasks. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

85. eSchoolData Calendar 3-2-1 Blast Off! Webinar

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 8/16/2018

New

The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session on the Calendar Module. This will be an overview of the eSD Calendar and how the logic impacts other modules within the system, tips for entering calendar events and a review of calendar best practices. Come learn from the pros all tricks to streamline your calendar set up.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


86. schooltoolTM Guidance Counselor Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/16/2018

This hands-on classroom session will cover common Guidance Counselor tasks. Topics to be covered will include schooltoolTM terminology, especially the difference between the Scheduling and Counseling modules, batch selecting using advanced search criteria, and running and exporting reports. Other topics will include understanding drop/withdraw/switch differences, finding available periods and classes, using drag and drop to schedule, fixing conflicts, modifying future schedules, using the audit report to view add/drops, and alternate enrollment scheduling.

87. schooltoolTM Foundations

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 8/17/2018

This webinar will cover everything needed to get started in schooltoolTM. Topics will be relevant to all users, and designed to provide a solid foundation for working efficiently in specific modules such as Attendance, Counseling or Discipline . Specific topics will include schooltoolTM terminology and navigation, using the basic search to view student demographic, schedule, attendance or other information, key reports for everyday tasks as well as introduction to schooltoolTM advanced search and export options.

88. Follett Destiny Refresher Training

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 8/21/2018

Back to school! Join us for a half day refresher training. We’ll review the basics, but also have time for Q&A.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Sign in begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Lisa Ball

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

90. schooltoolTM Registrar and Census

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/21/2018

This classroom training will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into schooltoolTM. We will review various methods of enrolling students into buildings or placements and assigning applicable program services. We will also look at the various tools available to maintain and verify Census data.

91. Follett Destiny Training for New Librarians & Library Staff

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 8/22/2018

Join us for a full day of library automation training. We’ll review everything you need to know about Follett Destiny.

92. Follett Destiny Collections

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 8/23/2018

Collections creates new, collaborative ways for librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to curate and share free or purchased resources across the district and school. Each collection can include any resource – webpages, images, documents and more. Collections can be shared publicly, in your district or school, with a few people or kept private. This tool can help reduce instructional planning time, maximize visibility and usage of your educational resources and encourage deeper learning in and out of the library and classroom. In this session, you’ll learn how to create your own collection and view other collections in Follett Destiny.

93. schooltoolTM Attendance Clerk Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/23/2018

This hands-on classroom session will be a hands-on introduction to the schooltoolTM attendance module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for attendance referrals and maintenance or, users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of attendance tasks. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

94. schooltoolTM Guidance Counselor Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/23/2018

This hands-on classroom session will cover common Guidance Counselor tasks. Topics to be covered will include schooltoolTM terminology, especially the difference between the Scheduling and Counseling modules, batch selecting using advanced search criteria, and running and exporting reports. Other topics will include understanding drop/withdraw/switch differences, finding available periods and classes, using drag and drop to schedule, fixing conflicts, modifying future schedules, using the audit report to view add/drops, and alternate enrollment scheduling.

95. Writing Argument Across the Content Areas Part II

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2018 to 4/25/2019

Across the course of the 2018-19 academic year, participants will implement several cycles of argument writing instruction, participate in lesson study, work closely with mentor texts and modeling, learn approaches to peer feedback and revision that deepen student reading and writing skills, and apply assessment strategies to evaluate student work, curriculum, and instructional strategies.

96. eSchoolData Add/Drop Scheduling & TSDL Reporting Webinar

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 8/23/2018

New

The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session on Add/Drop Scheduling & TSDL Reporting. This will be an overview of the Add/Drop Scheduler, manual scheduling techniques, and best practices to avoid Teacher-Student Data Linkage errors. Come learn from the pros all tricks to streamline scheduling.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


97. schooltoolTM Discipline Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/23/2018

This classroom session will provide an introduction to the schooltoolTM discipline module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance or users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of discipline tasks. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters.

98. schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part II

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/24/2018

This webinar will be a final review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover Checklist document. A brief review of topics covered in schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part I will be included. Additional topics will include attendance tasks, counseling tasks, grading tasks, final School Year setup tweaks and master scheduling tasks.

99. schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part II

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/24/2018

This webinar will be a final review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover Checklist document. A brief review of topics covered in schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part I will be included. Additional topics will include attendance tasks, counseling tasks, grading tasks, final School Year setup tweaks and master scheduling tasks.

100. eSchoolData Study Hall Wizard

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 8/28/2018

New

The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering an hour session on The Study Hall Wizard. This will be an overview of the Free Times Report, creating study hall sections and best practices using the wizard to fill study hall sections with students. Come learn from the pros all tricks to streamline scheduling study halls.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


101. schooltoolTM Foundations

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 8/30/2018

This webinar will cover everything needed to get started in schooltoolTM. Topics will be relevant to all users, and designed to provide a solid foundation for working efficiently in specific modules such as Attendance, Counseling or Discipline . Specific topics will include schooltoolTM terminology and navigation, using the basic search to view student demographic, schedule, attendance or other information, key reports for everyday tasks as well as introduction to schooltoolTM advanced search and export options.