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1. District Data Coordinator Meeting

Program: Testing & Special Services

Dates: 1/17/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 1:00

Starting Soon
The Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center (MHRIC) has scheduled a District Data Coordinator (data administrator) meeting for Tuesday, January 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Topics to be addressed include: 1. Upcoming due dates and certifications 2. Verification and Reporting Reminders 3. Staff Updates 4. Updates from Test Scoring, Special Education Management and Student Services A complete agenda will be posted prior to the meeting date.

2. Google Drive

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/17/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30-3:30

Starting Soon
In this class and/or slice, we will learn how to use Google Drive. We will demonstrate how to create documents and organize them. We will also see how to collaborate with others using shared documents. With Google Drive you can store your Google documents and your other files all online, and all for free. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

3. Excel Introduction

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/18/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Starting Soon
Microsoft Excel makes using a spreadsheet easy. This class will cover basic spreadsheet skills including: creating, saving, and printing workbooks; basic skills used in building and editing worksheets; techniques used in selecting, copying, moving, and replacing cell contents; basic formatting features such as alignment, fonts, and column widths; using basic formulas and functions; including relative and absolute cell referencing. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

4. Word Bullets & Numbering "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/19/2017

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00

Starting Soon
Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Working with Bullets and Numbering in Word can be tricky. But you will find it easy to control your lists once you learn a few basics! Some common issues that will be addressed are: working with sub-lists; how to add lines without numbers/bullets; how to change the alignment of numbers/bullets; how to customize the numbers/bullets; along with helpful tips and tricks and other topics. There will be a Q&A session at the end to ask your particular bulleting or numbering questions. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

5. Word Using Tabs & the Indent Tool "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/19/2017

Meeting Times: 1:30-2:30

Starting Soon
Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Tabs are used to align text on the page. Pressing the tab key will advance you to the next default tab stop, but there are different kinds of tab stops available, and they can be placed anywhere on the ruler. We will look at the different kinds of tabs and how to use them. Indenting adds space between the left or right margin and the paragraph text. We will learn how to use the indent tool to create different kinds of indents. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

6. Google Docs

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/23/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 11:30

Google Docs lets you create documents and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared documents. You can also upload existing Word documents, or save a Google Doc as a Word document. All of your word processing needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

7. Google Sheets

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/23/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30-3:30

Google Sheets lets you create spreadsheets and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared spreadsheets. You can also upload existing Excel documents, or save a Google Sheet as an Excel document. All of your spreadsheet needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

8. Google Slides

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/24/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 3:30

Google Slides is Google's presentation software. In this class and/or slice you will learn how to create presentations and add animations. Slides also has an audience participation feature that is quick and easy to use. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

9. Google Docs Overview "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/25/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 1:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Google Docs lets you create documents and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared documents. You can also upload existing Word documents, or save a Google Doc as a Word document. All of your word processing needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

10. Google Sheets Overview "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/25/2017

Meeting Times: 2:00-3:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Google Sheets lets you create spreadsheets and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared spreadsheets. You can also upload existing Excel documents, or save a Google Sheet as an Excel document. All of your spreadsheet needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

11. Word Intermediate

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/26/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Word Introduction or equivalent experience. If you have mastered the basic word processing techniques of Word, you are ready to move on to some of the more advanced features of this program. Topics will include: working with tables; basic page formatting features such as margins, headers, and footers; and mail merge. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

12. Access Introduction

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/27/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisites: Windows Introduction and one Word or Excel class or equivalent experience. This class is intended for individuals needing to learn about Access databases. Topics include: orientation to Access and database terminology; viewing, editing, and adding data; working with datasheets and design view; creating and using tables, queries, forms, and reports. The focus of the class is to understand how Access works and understanding tables. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

13. Security User Group Meeting

Program: Student Services

Dates: 1/27/2017

The MHRIC cordially invites the MHRIC School Security Regional Collaboration Committee to attend the 2nd Security User Conference scheduled for January 27, 2017.

14. Create Print Publications using Lucidpress"Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/30/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30-4:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Get Organized! This class and/or slice introduces the student to a free online print production program. Lucidpress is used to create professional looking publications such as newsletters, booklets, and flyers. Typical topics to be covered may include: creating a publication using templates, making changes, inserting graphics. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

15. Create Print Publications using Publisher EVENING "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/30/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30-4:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Get Organized! This class and/or slice introduces the student to Microsoft's print production program. Publisher is used to create professional looking publications such as newsletters, booklets, and flyers. Typical topics to be covered may include: creating a publication using templates, making changes, inserting graphics. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

16. Specialty Projects Workshop

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 1/31/2017

Meeting Times: 2 hour block of time will be assigned.

Is there something you need help with? This workshop is what you've been asking for. We can help with any software product listed on our classes' page. Bring your special project, problem, or anything that you need help with and we will help you to work it out. We will have two-hour blocks throughout the day for individualized help. When you sign up for this workshop, you will be asked to tell us what you need help with and also sign up for a specific time slot. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

17. Excel Intermediate

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/1/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience. If you have mastered the basics of Excel you are ready to move on to this class. Topics will include: working with and managing larger worksheets and workbooks, printing worksheets, creating lists, using the data form, sorting, filtering, creating Subtotals, and more for data analysis. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

18. Word Shortcuts, Tips, and Tricks Class

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/2/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Word Introduction or equivalent experience. This three-hour class is designed for people who currently use Microsoft Word. Microsoft Office has many hidden options, unknown features, and shortcuts. We will show you formatting tips, keyboard shortcuts and other tricks to customize Word to work the way you want. You will be able to apply many of the same techniques in Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access. Take this class to learn how to make Microsoft Office more powerful, more productive, and even easier for you to use. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

19. Access Intermediate

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/3/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Access Introduction or equivalent experience. This class is intended for individuals needing to create Access databases. Topics include working with primary keys and understanding table field properties like text and number/date formats, input masks, and lookups. The class will also focus on database design considerations and creating table relationships. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

20. Excel Charts

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/7/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 3:30

Prerequisites: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience and knowledge of spreadsheets. Illustrate your data with great looking charts! During this class you will learn to create, edit, and format charts, and work with different types. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

21. Google Forms Overview EVENING "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/8/2017

Meeting Times: 5:00 - 6:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. With Google Forms, you can quickly create a form or survey, send it to students, parents, teachers, or staff, and keep track of the answers in one spreadsheet. Responses are collected and displayed immediately in a corresponding Google Drive spreadsheet which allows you to sort, analyze, and visualize the information. You can send forms to anyone or link them on a published web site. Forms also generate an automatic summary with charts, graphs, and statistics about your form responses and can notify you when new responses are submitted. In this class and/or slice, we will create a Google Form and see how the data is reported. Prerequisite: Gmail account. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

22. Google Sheets Overview EVENING "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/8/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30-4:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Google Sheets lets you create spreadsheets and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared spreadsheets. You can also upload existing Excel documents, or save a Google Sheet as an Excel document. All of your spreadsheet needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

23. Mail Merge using MS Word

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/9/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00-12:00

Prerequisite: Word Introduction or equivalent experience. Topics covered in this class will include using Word to create files for producing form letters and labels. Using Access and Excel as data sources will be included. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

24. Access Forms

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/10/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Prerequisite: Access Intermediate or equivalent experience. This half-day class assumes participants understand how to create a basic form. Time will be spent modifying forms and form controls; working with form properties and settings; creating calculated controls; and creating and modifying subforms. We will also learn to apply formatting techniques to forms. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

25. Excel Charts EVENING "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/13/2017

Meeting Times: 5:00-6:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Prerequisites: Excel 2007 Introduction or equivalent experience and knowledge of spreadsheets. Illustrate your data with great looking charts! During this slice you will learn to create, edit, and format charts, and work with different types. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

26. Excel Conditional Formatting EVENING "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/13/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30-4:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Conditional Formatting is a way to have Excel apply certain formatting to part or all of your spreadsheet, based on a condition. For example, you may have a spreadsheet set up as a grade book and you would like all of the grades that are below 65 to stand out with a yellow background. Or, you may want to easily find missing data (blank cells) by formatting those cells with a pink background. When values change and no longer meet the criteria, the cells return to their original formatting. For instance, if you've entered data in one of the blank cells, it would no longer be pink. We will also see how to set and modify rules for Data Bars and Icon Sets, how to work with dates, and more. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

27. Gmail Contact Groups vs. Google Groups

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/15/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30-3:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Contact Groups and Google Groups both contain email lists, yet they are very different. Contact Groups are groups that you can create in your "My Contacts", these groups are available only to you. However, in Google Groups you can create email lists that can be used by more than one person. For example, if my co-workers and I need to contact the same group of people, we need to use Google Groups. We will be creating one of each type of group. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

28. Medicaid-in-Education Introduction Training

Program: Testing & Special Services

Dates: 2/15/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - Noon

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The Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center (MHRIC) will be offering a Medicaid-in-Education Introduction to Preschool/School Supportive Health Services Program (SSHSP). This training is recommended for anyone new to Medicaid billing, and it will provide all information needed for Medicaid processing, including state and federal documentation requirements. This is also an excellent refresher for school/county business officials, Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE chairpersons, and Medicaid claiming clerks. Topics included Medicaid Introduction Training: Medicaid Fundamentals and History Documentation Requirements Medicaid Reimbursable Services Medicaid Billing and Claiming Policy The Medicaid-in-Education Introduction Training will be held from 9:00 - Noon at Ulster Technology Learning Center. If you are unable to attend this training the MHRIC will be offering it periodically throughout the school year.

29. Excel Shortcuts, Tips, and Tricks "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/16/2017

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. This slice is designed for people who currently use Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Office has many hidden options, unknown features, and shortcuts. We will show you formatting tips, keyboard shortcuts, and other tricks to customize Excel to work the way you want. You will be able to apply many of the same techniques in Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access. Take this slice to learn how to make Microsoft Office more powerful, more productive, and even easier for you to use. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

30. Word Shortcuts, Tips, & Tricks "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/16/2017

Meeting Times: 1:30-2:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. This slice is designed for people who currently use Microsoft Word. Microsoft Office has many hidden options, unknown features, and shortcuts. We will show you formatting tips, keyboard shortcuts, and other tricks to customize Word to work the way you want. You will be able to apply many of the same techniques in Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access. Take this slice to learn how to make Microsoft Office more powerful, more productive, and even easier for you to use. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

31. Excel Advanced

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/22/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

If you are comfortable with using Excel 2010 and would like to know a little more, this class covers the following topics: creating, applying, and managing Conditional Formatting Rules; creating Range Names and using them in functions and data validation lists; the basics of creating and working with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts; and the basics of creating and working with Macros. Prerequisite: Excel 2007 Intermediate or equivalent experience. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

32. Chromebook Overview "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: 1:30-2:30

A Chromebook is a tablet that boots up in about eight seconds, and is optimized for internet use. In this session, we will see how to open, save, and delete files that are saved to the device, as well as saved to Google Drive, and how to pin and unpin apps and web pages to the Shelf. We will familiarize ourselves with the differences on the Chromebook keyboard, and learn some handy keyboard shortcuts. We will also see how to set up different accounts to share the same device among different individuals. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

33. Gmail Contact Groups vs. Google Groups EVENING "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: 3:00 - 4:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Contact Groups and Google Groups both contain email lists, yet they are very different. Contact Groups are groups that you can create in your "My Contacts", these groups are available only to you. However, in Google Groups you can create email lists that can be used by more than one person. For example, if my co-workers and I need to contact the same group of people, we need to use Google Groups. We will be creating one of each type of group. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

34. Excel Shortcuts, Tips, and Tricks

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/1/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience. This half-day class is designed for people who currently use Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Office has many hidden options, unknown features, and shortcuts. We will show you formatting tips, keyboard shortcuts, and other tricks to customize Excel to work the way you want. You will be able to apply many of the same techniques in Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access. Take this class to learn how to make Microsoft Office more powerful, more productive, and even easier for you to use. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

35. Access Queries

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/3/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Prerequisite: Access Intermediate or equivalent experience. This half-day class assumes participants understand basic query concepts. We will cover more advanced topics such as creating calculated fields, working with the expression builder, and summarizing groups of records. Additionally, we will examine various query types including parameter queries, crosstab queries, and action queries. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

36. Mail Merge with Google Docs using autoCrat

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/3/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00-12:00

autoCrat is a mail merge tool. It is a free add-on for Google Sheets. In this class and/or slice, we will use autoCrat to create customized letters from a document template in Google Docs, and a data source from Google Sheets. These customized letters can then be shared, emailed, and/or printed from your Google account. autoCrat can be used in combination with Google Forms to automate customized emails triggered by a Form entry. In the three-hour class, we will quickly review how to create Google Forms. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

37. Excel Lists & Pivot Tables EVENING Class

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/6/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00

Learn about Excel's list management features, such as: data forms, sorting, filtering, data validation, and subtotals. Once we understand how to work with lists, we will introduce the topic of Pivot Tables. Pivot Tables summarize data. They allow you to filter out selected data from a main table in order to show only the records you specify. Topics in this class and/or slice will include creating reports, modifying Pivot Tables, and creating Pivot Charts. Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

38. Google Forms

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/7/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30-3:30

With Google Forms, you can quickly create a form or survey, send it to students, parents, teachers, or staff, and keep track of the answers in one spreadsheet. Responses are collected and displayed immediately in a corresponding Google Drive spreadsheet which allows you to sort, analyze, and visualize the information. You can send forms to anyone or link them on a published web site. Forms also generate an automatic summary with charts, graphs, and statistics about your form responses and can notify you when new responses are submitted. In this class and/or slice, we will create a Google Form and see how the data is reported. Prerequisite: Gmail account. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

39. Google Sheets

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/7/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Google Sheets lets you create spreadsheets and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared spreadsheets. You can also upload existing Excel documents, or save a Google Sheet as an Excel document. All of your spreadsheet needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

40. Gmail Filters "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/8/2017

Meeting Times: 10:30-11:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Get Organized! Get control of your email! Use Gmail Filters to help you automatically route your multitudes of email messages so they don't pile up in your inbox. We will briefly review Gmail Labels, introduce Gmail Filters, then take a more in-depth look at how to work with and manage Filters. You can keep your mail organized and out of the way, but still accessible for when you need to find something. Prerequisite: Experience with Gmail. Experience with Gmail Labels helpful. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

41. Gmail Labels "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/8/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00-10:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Get Organized! Use Gmail Labels to help you categorize the multitudes of email messages that pile up every day. We will introduce Gmail Labels, then take a more in-depth look at how to work with and manage them. You can keep your mail organized and out of the way, but still accessible for when you need to find something. Prerequisite: Experience with Gmail. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

42. Excel Functions & Formulas

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/9/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Do you need to know more of the basics on how to work with functions and formulas in Excel? We will use some of Excel's built-in functions like: If, Proper, Vlookup, Max, Min, PMT, Average, DCount, count, countA, as well as build some of our own specialized formulas like weighted averages. In this class and/or slice we will include a review of Order of Operations and Relative and Absolute Cell Referencing. Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

43. Frontline IEP NEW User Training - SESSION I

Program: Testing & Special Services

Dates: 3/9/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 3:00

New
The Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center (MHRIC) is offering Frontline IEP Training for new users. This Training is intended for NEW special education office staff and both sessions I and II should be attended. Topics to be covered in SESSION I include: Complete Overview of Frontline IEP Navigation Understanding the "My Student" Screen Understanding the "Student Details" Screen and Entering Data Adding New Students and Creating drafts Scheduling Meetings and processing Letters/Reports Lunch will NOT be provided. Attendees will be given time to get something on their own. You are eligible to attend this training if your district belongs to our Frontline IEP Support Service CO-SER 605.

44. Access Reports

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/10/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Prerequisite: Access Intermediate or equivalent experience. This half-day class assumes participants understand how to create a basic report. Time will be spent using, creating, and modifying reports in design view. We will look at report sections, grouping, sorting, and inserting formulas. Additionally, we will learn to modify report and control properties and use report formatting techniques. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

45. Frontline IEP NEW User Training - SESSION II

Program: Testing & Special Services

Dates: 3/10/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 3:00

New
Prerequisite: Attendance at Session One The Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center (MHRIC) is offering Frontline IEP Training for new users. This Training is intended for NEW special education office staff and both sessions I and II should be attended. Topics to be covered in SESSION II include: Properly Exiting, Declassifying, and Transitioning Students State Reporting Information Creating/Processing Listings Review Maintenance Screen Frontline IEP Best Practices Lunch will NOT be provided. Attendees will be given time to get something on their own. You are eligible to attend this training if your district belongs to our Frontline IEP Support Service CO-SER 605.

46. PowerPoint Animations EVENING "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/13/2017

Meeting Times: 5:00-6:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. During this slice we will see how to apply slide transitions, how to use custom animation to make bulleted lists appear one bullet at a time during the slide show, how to animate objects on the screen, and how to work with and animate SmartArt. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

47. PowerPoint Overview EVENING "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/13/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30-4:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Learn the basics of creating powerful presentations for colleagues and others. This "slice" will cover creating and customizing slides, inserting graphics, printing notes and handouts, using templates, and giving on-screen presentations. We will also see how to animate the presentations using transitions & text animations. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

48. Google Forms EVENING Class

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/27/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00

With Google Forms, you can quickly create a form or survey, send it to students, parents, teachers, or staff, and keep track of the answers in one spreadsheet. Responses are collected and displayed immediately in a corresponding Google Drive spreadsheet which allows you to sort, analyze, and visualize the information. You can send forms to anyone or link them on a published web site. Forms also generate an automatic summary with charts, graphs, and statistics about your form responses and can notify you when new responses are submitted. In this class and/or slice, we will create a Google Form and see how the data is reported. Prerequisite: Gmail account. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

49. Google Calendar Basics EVENING Class

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 3/29/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00-7:00

Learn how to use Google Calendar and get the functionality that you have in other email programs. In this class and/or slice, we will schedule appointments, invite guests and reserve resources, do busy searches, see how to create recurring meetings, share calendars with others, and find out how to view other calendars that have been shared with us. Get what you need using Google Calendar! Prerequisite: Gmail Basics This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.