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1. Edgenuity Training for Program Administers - July 22, 2019

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: Credit Recovery Administers/Teachers/Facilitators

Dates: 7/22/2019

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Edgenuity is a credit recovery/accrual platform. This training is part of a 2 day training from 9:00-3:00. Day 1 is for administers to learn how to navigate Edgenuity as well as learn the potential Edgenuity has to offer. Day 2 is for teachers of record as well as program administers. Day 2 will focus on the actual course and the student experience.

2. LETRS Training ~ Units 1-4 Mexico CSD Only

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/23/2019 to 8/1/2019

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling training

3. LETRS Training ~ Units 1-4 - APW, Central Square, Fulton , Hannibal, Oswego, Phoenix, Sandy Creek, CiTi Staff Only

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators PK-3

Dates: 7/23/2019 to 8/1/2019

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling Training

4. Edgenuity Training for Program Administers/Teachers/Facilitators - July 23, 2019

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: Credit Recovery Administers/Teachers/Facilitators

Dates: 7/23/2019

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Edgenuity is a credit recovery/accrual platform. This training is part of a 2 day training from 9:00-3:00. This is Day 2. Day 1 is for administers to learn how to navigate Edgenuity as well as learn the potential Edgenuity has to offer. Day 2 is for teachers of record, facilitators as well as program administers. Day 2 will focus on the actual course and the student experience.

5. LETRS Training ~ Module 4 & 10 (4-6 Grade Fulton Teachers Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 4-6 Grade Teachers

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 7/30/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling Training (4-6 Grades)

6. Oswego County Principal Planning Day

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Oswego County K-12 Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 7/29/2019

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Oswego County Principal Planning Session - a one day planning session for Oswego County Principals and Assistant Principals. This daylong event will be informal in nature and designed to provide building leaders an opportunity to come together in like groups (Elem, MS, HS) to begin long range planning for the 2019-2020 school year. The goal is to provide a structured opportunity for building leaders to network with colleagues, examine their own district CDEP/Strategic or other district or building level plans, consider other important areas of leadership (i.e. faculty mtg planning, building culture & climate, assessment planning and prep, principal evaluation rubric components, state mandates and more) and to begin sketching out a month-by-month plan of action for next year that incorporates key areas/components of effective leadership. This planning will help building leaders be more purposeful and deliberate in where and how they spend their time and help them stay focused on what is most important throughout the school year.

7. The Principals Primer for Raising Reading Achievement

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 8/1/2019

It explains in very practical terms exactly how a principal can lead a school to implement research-based, multitier reading instruction and achieve optimal results, especially with students from economically, socially, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. A complement to LETRS, A Principal's Primer for Raising Reading Achievement gives a series of specific steps for principals to follow and:
• Focuses specifically on the role of the principal
• Gives the nuts and bolts of what to do with whom, how to get the work done, and how to monitor the school's progress toward shared goals
• Names specific programs and materials of value and places these tools within a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework
• Was written by leaders who earned national and state recognition for outstanding school improvement

8. LETRS Training ~ Module 4 & 10 (7-12 Grade Fulton Teachers Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 7-12 Grade Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2019 to 8/1/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling Training (7-12 Grades)

9. LETRS Training - Oswego City SD Staff Only

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/31/2019 to 8/7/2019

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $75.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $100.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. Send attention Kate Ginney. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

11. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS)

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Front line staff who work with students who struggle managing their behaviors

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/9/2019

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A Child in Crisis Needs Help What kind of help and how it is given make a crucial difference between the child's learning from the experience or being set back. The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training program for child and youth care staff presents a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children learn constructive ways to handle crisis.

12. TIG (The Consortium on Trauma, Illness, and Grief in Schools)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Staff; counselors

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/27/2019

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TIG will provide coaching,consultation and training that links an organization's vision for trauma-responsive practices to processes for implementing sustainable change. This is a 5 day training. Breakfast and lunch will be on your own.

13. Mindfulness Implementation ~ Planning for the School Year!

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Any teacher or leader looking to collaborate with others to plan for implementing mindfulness

Dates: 8/6/2019

This is a day of opening group mindfulness practice followed by guidance and collaboration around planning for implementing mindfulness in a way that works for you in your setting! Support and materials will be available as well as coaching for goal setting. We will talk about classroom as well as personal implementation planning.

14. Dignity for All Students Act: (Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees)/DASA Coordinator Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees

Dates: 8/9/2019

This training will review the DASA regulations and updates; Review the roles and responsibilities of Dignity Act Coordinators; Share an overview of complaint process flow charts; Provide samples of DASA forms and investigation techniques; and provide an overview of best practices related to school-wide strategies for improved climate and culture. NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE 6hr REQUIRED TRAINING FOR CERTIFICATION. No cost for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $75.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please; to CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

15. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS)

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Front line staff who work with students who struggle managing their behaviors

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 8/16/2019

A Child in Crisis Needs Help What kind of help and how it is given make a crucial difference between the child's learning from the experience or being set back. The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training program for child and youth care staff presents a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children learn constructive ways to handle crisis.

16. Mindful Communication & Coaching

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/13/2019 to 8/14/2019

When we can fully express ourselves and hear what's going on within others, we experience immense inner peace. This inner peace leads to outer peace, which leads to healthier relationships, stronger communities and ultimately makes the world a better place to live. - Jonathon Miller Communication is no easy task. Much suffering can arise from misunderstanding and lack of awareness. We speak in ways that rely on old habits, often depending on assumptions and judgments and looking through the lens of our own jumbled mind of thoughts. Our communication practices could benefit from mindful awareness! In this workshop, participants will explore the five questions to ask before engaging in conversation, ways to cultivate connection with individuals and groups, effective techniques for questioning and offering feedback, and how to do the inner work necessary for mindful interactions. Additionally, we will explore how to implement SEL practices as coaches and leaders when leading groups and working with individuals. Day 2 will include opportunity to practice skills learned on Day 1. Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. -Rumi

17. Virtual Field Trip PD

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: PK-6 grade

Dates: 8/15/2019

Bring the world into the classroom, and take your classroom out into the world! "In real life" is always best, but it's not always possible. Taking your students on video-interactive virtual field trips (vft) from the comfort and convenience of your own classroom is a wonderful way to expose children to meaningful experiences that can help them learn. In this session, you will learn about the VFT process and what it entails, you will experience a virtual field trip as students yourselves, and you will be given the opportunity to research and plan a "Wish List" of trips for your classes. Come alone or with your team to plan for the upcoming year.

18. Mind, Body, Emotional Connection

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/16/2019

This three-hour training will introduce participants to the basic operations of our brains in relation to the development of our emotional triggers and responses. The training will review the aspects of brain development, emotional triggers, emotional responses and strategies to assist with regulation of ourselves and the students we work with.

19. Virtual Field Trip PD

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: 7-12

Dates: 8/16/2019

Bring the world into the classroom, and take your classroom out into the world! "In real life" is always best, but it's not always possible. Taking your students on video-interactive virtual field trips (vft) from the comfort and convenience of your own classroom is a wonderful way to expose children to meaningful experiences that can help them learn. In this session, you will learn about the VFT process and what it entails, you will experience a virtual field trip as students yourselves, and you will be given the opportunity to research and plan a "Wish List" of trips for your classes. Come alone or with your team to plan for the upcoming year.

20. Oswego County Service Provider Series: Inaugural Event

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Selected teams from each district

Dates: 8/19/2019

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The Oswego County Service Provider Inaugural event will provide guided time for targeted staff members to connect, learn, and collaborate with service providers from across the county. District administrative teams have selected staff members who work closely with such providers; please check with your administrator before signing up for this event.

21. Virtual Field Trip PD

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: PK-6 grade

Dates: 8/19/2019

Bring the world into the classroom, and take your classroom out into the world! "In real life" is always best, but it's not always possible. Taking your students on video-interactive virtual field trips (vft) from the comfort and convenience of your own classroom is a wonderful way to expose children to meaningful experiences that can help them learn. In this session, you will learn about the VFT process and what it entails, you will experience a virtual field trip as students yourselves, and you will be given the opportunity to research and plan a "Wish List" of trips for your classes. Come alone or with your team to plan for the upcoming year.

22. Introduction to OCLI for Educators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Any educator new to OCLI

Dates: 8/20/2019

This professional development opportunity is for educators new to the Oswego County Literacy Initiative. Participants will receive training on the most impactful evidenced-based reading strategies shared with Oswego County educators in year one of the county-wide initiative.

23. Oswego Writing Institute 2019 - Power of the Past: Reading and Writing to Remember and Learn

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Writers and teachers of writing

Dates: 8/20/2019 to 8/21/2019

This FREE annual, two-day institute is a high-quality professional development opportunity for all writers and teachers of writing. Our featured award-winning authors, Todd Strasser, author of Help I'm Trapped Series, The Wave (becoming a Netflix series in 2019), and Fallout and Tonya Bolden, author of Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, Crossing Ebenezer Creek, and George Washington Carver will keynote as well as conduct breakout sessions. Participants will have more than 20 PD sessions on writing and teaching writing to choose from, including sessions targeted to specific audiences (elementary, secondary, college). This event is open to the public. If you are also interested in being a presenter for a breakout session, please submit the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6B7DzDutVOYdPc_5gqRDkdvPguSmBA_xbP6i1mHBJVW4EMA/viewform?usp=sf_link

24. Virtual Field Trip PD

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: 7-12

Dates: 8/20/2019

Bring the world into the classroom, and take your classroom out into the world! "In real life" is always best, but it's not always possible. Taking your students on video-interactive virtual field trips (vft) from the comfort and convenience of your own classroom is a wonderful way to expose children to meaningful experiences that can help them learn. In this session, you will learn about the VFT process and what it entails, you will experience a virtual field trip as students yourselves, and you will be given the opportunity to research and plan a "Wish List" of trips for your classes. Come alone or with your team to plan for the upcoming year.

25. CDOS Summer Camp 2019 - Oswego County Region

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Anyone involved in the CDOS process in the Oswego Region

Dates: 8/21/2019

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Join us for the 2nd annual CDOS Summer Camp! To assist your district/BOCES with setting policies, procedures, and to get the most out of the CDOS Online service, our development team will be on hand to answer any and all questions as well as facilitate any process discussions. Your team will be able to work together to further enhance your district's use of CDOS Online as well as network with other users from other Districts/BOCES surrounding best practices. This will be the perfect time to dive into the details of how CDOS Online works, how it can fit into your District/BOCES current procedures, and to talk with the developers. We really want to hear about how the tool is being implemented across the state, what features in the tool work great as well as which features need improvement or are missing while sharing our vision for CDOS Online along with our future feature road map. For more information please call: 315-963-4303 or email: cdos@citiboces.org

26. CDOS Summer Camp 2019 - Herkimer/Mohawk Region

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Anyone involved in the CDOS process in the Herkimer/Mohawk Region

Dates: 8/22/2019

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Join us for the 2nd annual CDOS Summer Camp! To assist your district/BOCES with setting policies, procedures, and to get the most out of the CDOS Online service, our development team will be on hand to answer any and all questions as well as facilitate any process discussions. Your team will be able to work together to further enhance your district's use of CDOS Online as well as network with other users from other Districts/BOCES surrounding best practices. This will be the perfect time to dive into the details of how CDOS Online works, how it can fit into your District/BOCES current procedures, and to talk with the developers. We really want to hear about how the tool is being implemented across the state, what features in the tool work great as well as which features need improvement or are missing while sharing our vision for CDOS Online along with our future feature road map. For more information please call: 315-963-4303 or email: cdos@citiboces.org

27. CiTi Leadership Team Retreat

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Leadership Team

Dates: 8/22/2019 to 8/23/2019

CiTi Leadership Team Retreat

28. CDOS Summer Camp 2019 - Western NY Region

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Anyone involved in the CDOS process in the Western NY Region

Dates: 8/23/2019

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Join us for the 2nd annual CDOS Summer Camp! To assist your district/BOCES with setting policies, procedures, and to get the most out of the CDOS Online service, our development team will be on hand to answer any and all questions as well as facilitate any process discussions. Your team will be able to work together to further enhance your district's use of CDOS Online as well as network with other users from other Districts/BOCES surrounding best practices. This will be the perfect time to dive into the details of how CDOS Online works, how it can fit into your District/BOCES current procedures, and to talk with the developers. We really want to hear about how the tool is being implemented across the state, what features in the tool work great as well as which features need improvement or are missing while sharing our vision for CDOS Online along with our future feature road map. For more information please call: 315-963-4303 or email: cdos@citiboces.org

29. Lead Evaluator Training - New Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators conducting teacher evaluations

Dates: 8/28/2019

This training covers six of the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status. This training focuses on the New York State Teaching Standards; Common Core Learning Standards; the ISLLC standards for administrators; APPR regulations including HEDI and SLO's; SIRS; recognizing distinctions when observing teachers of students with disabilities and ELL students; the State's methodology in determining student growth scores; and general information regarding strategies for the collection of evidence in the observation process. Participants will still require rubric and assessment training that is specific to their school district to meet the nine areas of required training for initial lead evaluator status. (In most cases in Oswego County, the component districts provide this training in-house). This training is most appropriate for those individuals who have never been appointed as lead evaluators.
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $75.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $100.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. Send attention Kate Ginney. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

31. Google Extensions for the Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/9/2019

Learn what Google Extensions are and how to use them on your Chromebooks or in Google Chrome. We will be going over many useful extensions for use in your classrooms and with your students.

32. CIC Meetings 2019-2020

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Central office staff charged with instructional leadership within component districts.

Dates: 9/13/2019 to 6/5/2020

Monthly meetings of the countywide Curriculum & Instruction Council members.

33. Rocketbook

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/16/2019

Learn to use Rocketbook and its features to facilitate the collection of written information. Pages can be sent via email or "dropped" to a connected Google Drive account. (A smart phone or tablet is needed for this to work in your classroom in conjunction with the Rocketbook app.)

34. High School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/18/2019 to 6/10/2020

Support Principals, provide them with opportunity to collaborate with county-wide colleagues and hear NYED updates.

35. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 6/11/2020

Support Principals, provide them with opportunity to collaborate with county-wide colleagues and hear NYED updates.

36. LETRS Training - Fulton Staff Only

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 10/25/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling

37. Elementary Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/20/2019 to 6/12/2020

Support Principals, provide them with opportunity to collaborate with county-wide colleagues and hear NYED updates.

38. Secondary Literacy Network

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary ELA educators

Dates: 9/20/2019 to 5/1/2020

This educator's network will focus on building capacity with Next Generation Learning Standards and engage in professional dialogue aligned to evidence-based practices in literacy.

39. Zoo 2 Zen ~ Daily Energy Routine for Classrooms

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 9/24/2019

Bring a hectic classroom, students, staff, and yourself into balance with extremely simple tools. These easy tools will not only change the feel of the classroom, but the transformation will be easily measured in a few weeks. The tools I will describe can be utilized throughout the participants' lives to help manage any type of stress that life presents. When we have ways to deal with stress, it can offset anxiety, depression "½½ basically any illness. It can take the job of teaching and transform it into a passion for teaching! The classroom can become that safe place to learn and empower students, helping them realize an optimal educational experience, and it only take less than 15 minutes? "Wow, I need every minute of the day, I don't even have 15 minutes to spare!"½½ This is the reality of many teachers. But, lets think about this. First, 15 minutes is less than 1% of 24 hours. Second, once you utilize these simple tools taught in the workshop your day will go so much smoother. There will be less time spent calming down the class, less absenteeism, less disrespectful behavior, less discipline problems, less test anxiety, less bullying and overall happier learners. Hmm, if we add all those "less"½½ behaviors, I say 15 minutes is looking pretty good. You might be concerned about whether this would work for middle and high school students, considering their jam-packed schedules. There are ways to implement these tools for that age group too. Let's put Oswego County on the map for the best place to learn and for having the top students in the US. Yes I said the US!

40. Timeline JS

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/25/2019

Learn to create a Timeline using Google Sheets & the Timeline JS interface. Timelines can be used for a variety of reasons and in a myriad of courses. These can be published as a standalone timeline or embedded into websites or blogs.

41. Integrating Social Emotional Learning into Classroom Practices: A Guided Inquiry Series

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Teachers, teaching assistants

Dates: 10/3/2019 to 12/12/2019

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) provides students with individual and interpersonal skills needed for more than just their academic life. SEL instructional practices can be woven within the classroom activities you have already intentionally planned. Through guided inquiry, reflective conversation through which listeners help guide their peers and challenge their thinking, we will evolve our instructional practices to highlight the social emotional skill set students are set to gain. We will learn to pay attention to our students emotions and behaviors to set instructional goals for individual students, targeted small group sessions, or whole class instruction. We will set commitments for personal practice, apply knowledge to instructional practice, and provide meaningful connections and support for our peers. Please note this series takes place over three months at two different locations.

42. Google Forms for Data Tracking

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/3/2019

There are many reasons to track student data in the classroom. Learn how to make Google Forms to help collect and track this data.

43. Google Data Studio

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/10/2019

Now that you know how to collect data using Google Forms, you can use Google Data Studio to create a graphical dashboard based on this data.

44. Book Creator

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/16/2019

Book Creator is both a mobile app for iPad (paid) and on Google Chrome (freemium). Learn how to create your own ebooks, and student-created ebooks, using Book Creator. We will also learn how to curate student items into a shared library.

45. Book Study: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness:Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing by David A Treleaven

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, counselors, psychologists, nurses

Dates: 11/5/2019 to 1/13/2020

"From elementary schools to psychotherapy offices, mindfulness meditation is an increasingly mainstream practice. At the same time, trauma remains a fact of life: the majority of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime, and up to 20% of us will develop post-traumatic stress. This means that anywhere mindfulness is being practiced, someone in the room is likely to be struggling with trauma. This raises a crucial question for mindfulness teacher, trauma professionals, and survivors everywhere: How can we minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits?" I am excited for us to share this book study journey over the next few months through five meetings. We will have two in-person meetings and three meetings via Zoom. Together, we will read and discuss the content of this book and how to apply our knowledge to our environments. We will lean on each other for tough questions and celebrate our growth in mindset around trauma, education, and how best to support every student's emotional and behavioral needs. The power of our book study lies in the flexibility of using an online platform to connect meaningfully and likely from the comforts of our homes. Most importantly, you are committing to a unique book study opportunity along with the expectations and responsibilities outlined at our Smore newsletter link below: https://www.smore.com/g0vrk

46. Google Sites

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/6/2019

Use Google's "New" Sites to create a website for your class, or project, or e-portfolios, or department, and so on. We will learn how to create material, add pages, embed pictures, Google Drawings, and Google Docs, and link to external websites. We will also demonstrate how to collaboratively work on webpage creation.
Canva, PosterMyWall, BeFunky, & Adobe Spark are all programs that have free components to create flyers, brochures, infographics, and images (and Adobe also has movies and mini-websites). For the sites that need logins, Google and/or Facebook OAuths are used.

48. Minecraft Education

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/9/2020

Come learn Minecraft Education and how to use it in a classroom setting. There will be a focus on using iPads and the classroom mode of Minecraft for managing students during classroom lessons. You will need a Microsoft License from your school in order to participate in the session. Please contact your IT department if you are uncertain if you have this license. Minecraft makes connections to Math, Science, ELA, Reading, Social Studies, Programming/Coding. This session will provide the technology to run a session. However, back in your classroom you will need iPads, Windows 10, or a MacIntosh and the Microsoft License.