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1. Future Superintendents Academy 2023-2024

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/10/2023 to 5/4/2024

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 August 2023 and concluding in May 2024. The program will include discussions of critical topics relevant to the superintendency, simulations and case studies, journals, reading assignments, projects and coaching.

2. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Megan Sellepack

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 8/21/2023

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

3. YA Book Group (August 28)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB School Librarians

Dates: 8/28/2023

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

4. YA Book Group 23-24 (9/18)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 9/18/2023

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

5. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Megan Sellepack

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 9/21/2023

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

6. Elementary Librarian Book Group 23-24 (10/2)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary Librarians

Dates: 10/2/2023

Mindy Holland is the librarian at Okte Elementary School. Mindy is a former adjunct instructor at the University at Albany, She has been an elementary school librarian for over twenty years. Mindy is Past-President of ENYSLMA and currently chairs her school's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team. She looks forward to talking books with you!

Have 2 books on hand to recommend.

Please pick a book from the last two years that you would recommend: - For an upper elementary school child to read on their own - For an elementary librarian to use in a lesson. Please share the lesson and the age group.

This will be a positive focused book group designed to help each other by the sharing of outstanding books. To discuss other elementary- librarian issues please attend the Librarian's Round Table.

You can register for any session, please sign up when you can, you do not have to commit to the whole series.

7. NERIC Testing Coordinator Meeting Series- Session 1 of 4

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: District and Building Level NYS Test Coordinators

Dates: 10/13/2023

Join the NERIC Testing Team as we go through everything needed for preparation, administration, and processing of data for NYS Assessments. This 4 part series is offered virtually and recorded. Session 1 - October 11 - Beginning of the Year information including schedules, exam ordering, upcoming PD opportunities and more. Session 2 - December 6- Student Data Pulls, ordering Answer Sheets, CBT Simulations and more. Session 3 - March 6 - Test Administration - what to expect, monitoring your assessments, scoring process Session 4 - June 5 - Data Review and Verification

8. YA Book Group 23-24 (10/17)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 10/17/2023

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

9. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Megan Sellepack

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 10/19/2023

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

10. Aspiring K-12 CTO Academy

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/1/2023 to 5/31/2024

The NYSCATE Academy will convene on November 1, 2023 and will meet virtually twice a month until May 31, 2024. In addition, the NYSCATE Academy will meet in person during the NYSCATE Annual Conference and during the CoSN Annual Conference. Academy members will receive a monthly " recap " newsletter, including recordings of missed sessions. Due to the hectic schedule of school district ed tech leaders, very little "outside” work is required.

Content highlights include but are not limited to the following: EdTech Leadership Communicating Effectively Managing Technology Resources, including Procurement, Interoperability, and More Creating a Sustainable Budget and Other Finance Issues ERATE, Funding Sources Building an Effective Team Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Infrastructure Basics Infrastructure Advanced Data Privacy Cybersecurity What's Trending (AI, Innovative Thinking, etc.) Professional Development for Adult Learners Technology Planning

Subscriber pricing is for NYSCATE Joint Institutional Members with CoSN. Please note, registration forms will indicate regular pricing of $5520. NYSCATE members will be charged $4254 and the pricing adjustment will be reflected on your billing. Regular pricing is for Non-Institutional Members. (will also include the cost of a NYSCATE/CoSN membership through June 30, 2024)

Registration in the Academy will also include registration to the 2023 NYSCATE Annual Conference in Rochester, NY, November 18-21, 2023 and the 2024 CoSN Annual Conference in Miami, FL, April 8-10, 2024.

11. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Megan Sellepack

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 11/20/2023

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

12. YA Book Group 23-24 (11/29)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 11/29/2023

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

13. Elementary Librarian Book Group 23-24 (12/05)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary Librarians

Dates: 12/5/2023

Mindy Holland is the librarian at Okte Elementary School. Mindy is a former adjunct instructor at the University at Albany, She has been an elementary school librarian for over twenty years. Mindy is Past-President of ENYSLMA and currently chairs her school's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team. She looks forward to talking books with you!

Have 2 books on hand to recommend.

Please pick a book from the last two years that you would recommend: - For an upper elementary school child to read on their own - For an elementary librarian to use in a lesson. Please share the lesson and the age group.

This will be a positive focused book group designed to help each other by the sharing of outstanding books. To discuss other elementary- librarian issues please attend the Librarian's Round Table.

You can register for any session, please sign up when you can, you do not have to commit to the whole series.

14. NERIC Testing Coordinator Meeting Series- Session 2 of 4

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: District and Building Level NYS Test Coordinators

Dates: 12/6/2023

Join the NERIC Testing Team as we go through everything needed for preparation, administration, and processing of data for NYS Assessments. This 4 part series is offered virtually and recorded. Session 1 - October 11 - Beginning of the Year information including schedules, exam ordering, upcoming PD opportunities and more. Session 2 - December 6- Student Data Pulls, ordering Answer Sheets, CBT Simulations and more. Session 3 - March 6 - Test Administration - what to expect, monitoring your assessments, scoring process Session 4 - June 5 - Data Review and Verification

15. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Megan Sellepack

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 12/18/2023

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

16. YA Book Group 23-24 (12/21)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/21/2023

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

17. Capital District Science Teachers' Professional Learning Communtiy

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 1/4/2024 to 5/9/2024

To provide an opportunity for Capital Region science teachers to collaborate in the development of high-quality instructional resources and pedagogy aligned with the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards. Participants will also have the option to join via Google meet. Registrants will receive link once registered and prior to workshop.

18. ESS Presents Critical Conversations for School Counselors: Understanding Poverty

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2024

This session will address Understanding Poverty. Poverty is a complex issue that can be difficult to truly understand. Over the past decade, Dr. Valerie Lovelace, Executive Director of the Capital Region Teacher Center, has offered multiple sessions on understanding student poverty and how school professionals can positively impact students and their families.

There is no cost for member districts. It will be $75 for non-member districts.

For more information, please email Kelly Masline, Director of Educational Support Services at kelly.masline@neric.org

19. Distance Learning Practitioners Meeting (January 2024)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers, Classroom Facilitators and DL Coordinators

Dates: 1/26/2024

Location: CVES/FEH/SLL Rooms

It is that time of year again to plan on gathering with your fellow Distance Learning Teachers and Classroom Facilitators in January. We are, as always, truly thankful to work with each of you in providing students opportunities otherwise unavailable to them.

We encourage you to join us at the Distance Learning Practitioners Meeting, to allow veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and classroom facilitators), those new to the DL environment, and even those simply curious about the DL network, to continue sharing experiences; your successes, common pain points, and how you are helping to grow the DL program in all of the various learning environments.

The January Distance Learning Practitioners Meeting will be an in-person event held on Friday, January 26th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm at NERIC - 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Albany. We will be providing lunch at 12:00pm, so be sure to arrive by noon at NERIC in Albany! A virtual option will be made available upon request.

Please register soon to hold your place.

Please email dl@neric.org by January 19th with your questions and topics of discussion you would like covered during the meeting. We will facilitate the forum discussions using the feedback received from you.

We hope to see you on January 26th. Until then, stay well.

-Eileen Drescher, Melissa Boucher, Sharon Matthews, Jen Bloomingdale, Mike Sylofski, & Mary Graham-Morris

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

20. YA Book Group 23-24 (1/29)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 1/29/2024

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

21. Webinar Series: SLS-Provided Resources Part I, Newsbank & News-o-Matic

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 2/7/2024

Please watch the video, complete the Google form, and submit the completed form to receive one hour of CTLE credit. You will receive links to the video and form after registering.

22. Webinar Series: IML Digital Text Sets

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 2/14/2024

Please watch the video, complete the Google form, and submit the completed form to receive one hour of CTLE credit. You will receive links to the video and form after registering.

23. Webinar Series: SLS-Provided Resources Part II

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 2/14/2024

Please watch the video, complete the Google form, and submit the completed form to receive one hour of CTLE credit. You will receive links to the video and form after registering.

24. YA Book Group 23-24 (2/27)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2024

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

25. Webinar Series: SLS-Provided Resources Part III: eBooks: Rosen, Lightbox, ePointPlus

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB School Librarians

Dates: 2/28/2024

Please watch the video, complete the Google form, and submit the completed form to receive one hour of CTLE credit. You will receive links to the video and form after registering.

26. NERIC Testing Coordinator Meeting Series- Session 3 of 4

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: District and Building Level NYS Test Coordinators

Dates: 3/6/2024

Join the NERIC Testing Team as we go through everything needed for preparation, administration, and processing of data for NYS Assessments. This 4 part series is offered virtually and recorded. Session 1 - October 11 - Beginning of the Year information including schedules, exam ordering, upcoming PD opportunities and more. Session 2 - December 6- Student Data Pulls, ordering Answer Sheets, CBT Simulations and more. Session 3 - March 6 - Test Administration - what to expect, monitoring your assessments, scoring process Session 4 - June 5 - Data Review and Verification

27. Spring Opening and End-of-Season Esports Coach Meeting Series

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/19/2024 to 4/19/2024

Location: Online

These 30 minute clinics for esports coaches will feature the critical aspects of being an esports coach and tips and tricks for managing your team, as well as kick-off and wrap-up sharing and information.

Note - These meetings will now be held 3/19 and 4/19 at 2:30pm.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Course Type: Live Webinars

28. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Megan Sellepack

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 3/19/2024

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

29. YA Book Group 23-24 (3/20)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 3/20/2024

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

30. YA Book Group 23-24 (4/17)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 4/17/2024

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

31. TIGERRS Unite! (Tech Integrators) April PLC Meeting 4/18

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 4/18/2024

TIGERRS are Tech Integrators Growng Excellent Relationships and Resources. Register for the April Tech Integrators meeting. We will be open sourcing the agenda a few days before the session.

If you are interested in this session, but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). An option to complete the session asynchronously will be provided after the LIVE session has occurred. All participants will be sent a video link to the session after the live session is complete. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: FREE
Location: Online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

32. 2023-24 SY BOCES Data Reporting

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: BOCES DDC/CIO and BOCES Staff responsible for reporting and providing CTE & P-Tech data to districts

Dates: 4/23/2024

Starting Soon
We will discuss the 2023-24 SY BOCES Data reporting requirements, including CTE, P-Tech, Reporting Reminders, Deadlines, and other pertinent information for the DDC and those involved in State Reporting.

33. Canva Basics and Beyond Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/24/2024 to 5/24/2024

Starting Soon
This 15-hour online course will show you all of the basics of Canva including an overview of the interface, how to find teacher resources, locating and customizing templates, creating projects from scratch, and sharing/downloading your finished designs! Next, we will take you to the next level with presentations, audio narration, videos, and Magic Studio. You will then have a chance to put all of the pieces together into your choice of a final project!

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $270.00
Course Type: Online Course

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

34. ESS- Supporting All ELLs: A Series of Support for Administrators

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 4/24/2024 to 5/28/2024

Starting Soon
Join school and district administrators in this multi-session event specially designed for administrators supporting ENL and asylum-seeking students.

April 24, 2024 - Kick Off Event: Supporting All Ells - an Administrator's Responsibility

Join us for a panel discussion with ENL experts from across the region as we explore integral topics for administrators to consider their support of all ELLs. Following the panel are two pivotal sessions: Building a Culture of Care and Part 154. All Attendees will attend both sessions.

May 14th, 2024 - Effective Communication with Parents and Guardians of ELLs

Facilitated by the Principal of the Albany International Center, Rachel Stead, this session will center on the essential task of how to communicate effectively and sustainably with the parents and guardians of ELLs.

May 28, 2024 - Understanding ENL Programming

There are multiple layers to ENL programming; stand-alone, integrated, and content-area course must meet the unique needs of ELLs. This session will help building and district-level administrators understand the differences between each layer of programming, and the roles and responsibilities of ENL teachers versus teachers of ELLs.

For more information, please contact Laura McDaniel at laura.mcdaniel@neric.org

35. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Megan Sellepack

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 4/24/2024

Starting Soon
Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

36. NYS Literacy Brief Series: Administrator Event

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 4/25/2024

Starting Soon
Join administrators from across the region to explore Literacy Brief 7 - The Science of Reading: Leading For Literacy.

Together we will:

* Review briefs 1-6 * Unpack brief 7 * Share Protocols for adaptation and change * Discuss connections of literacy to other key frameworks (SEL, CRSE, MTSS, RTI, etc.) * Workshop next steps for integrated support of the Science of Reading

For more information, email: laura.mcdaniel@neric.org

37. Canva with Magic Design: Advanced Techniques Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 4/25/2024

Starting Soon
Advance your Canva skills with our webinar on its Magic Design tool. Designed for users familiar with Canva basics, this session dives into the advanced Magic Design feature, enabling you to create sophisticated designs effortlessly. Ideal for educators aiming to enhance their design process, you'll gain practical experience and learn to add a professional touch to your projects. Join us to master Canva's full potential and elevate your designs.

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

38. Google Docs for Collaboration and Meaningful Feedback - New Session!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2024 to 5/17/2024

Location: Online

Wait List
Google Docs is much more than just an online version of your favorite word processor. When you learn some of the different features, you'll discover that Google Docs can be invaluable in your classroom for collaborative work. While this course will be most useful to those who are relatively new to using Google Docs, experienced users may find some new tips and tricks to make this a tool for your students and for your other collaborative work. We will also look at what sort of feedback you can provide for students to help them engage in the revision process. Feedback for students should be a collaborative effort, too! This course is designed to help you use Google Docs to create collaborative documents and to encourage the use of collaboration-friendly feedback for students.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $275
Course Type: Online Course

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

39. Science of Reading Bootcamp - New Session!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2024 to 6/3/2024

Location: Online

During our time, we will dive deeper into understanding how children learn to read and the importance of using explicit, systematic phonics. We will take a closer look at the five essential components of effective reading instruction and provide you with strategies to implement in your classroom. This Bootcamp will emphasize the importance of the structured literacy model. You will come away with ideas, strategies, and a stronger understanding of the significance of explicit, systematic, and intentional instruction. We will use various technology tools including podcasts, videos, Google Slides, Padlet, and Jamboard.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $275
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

40. Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom - A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2024 to 6/10/2024

Location: Online

Wait List
The new book is a sequel to the first, (6 Shifts, K-2) building upon the foundational science of reading. This new book, Shifting the Balance, Grades 3-5: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom really zoomed in on 3-5 practice to offer a collection of high-leverage, easy-to-implement instructional routines to support the shift to more brain-friendly instruction.

Participants should have access to Shifting the Balance, Grades 3-5: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom by Katie Cunningham, Jan Burkins, and Kari Yates.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $275
Course Type: Online Course

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

41. SchoolTool Program Services Workshop [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 4/29/2024

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide a step-by-step review of ending last year's program services as required for Data Warehouse reporting -- as well as batch adding them for the current school year.

42. Other Options for Organization: Outlook 201 (4/29)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 4/29/2024

Unlock the full potential of Microsoft Outlook in this one-hour session focused on advanced features. Learn to master email management, automate tasks with rules, and enhance collaboration seamlessly. Dive into advanced calendar functionalities, Outlook Data File management, and security features, empowering you to optimize your workflow and become an Outlook aficionado.

If you are interested in this session, but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). An option to complete the session asynchronously will be provided after the LIVE session has occurred. All participants will be sent a video link to the session after the live session is complete. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $85.00
Location: Online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

43. Office of Children and Family Services ELA & Social Studies Assessment Writing Workshops

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Office of Children and Family Services staff

Dates: 4/30/2024 to 5/1/2024

New
ELA & Social Studies Assessment Writing Workshops at Capital Region BOCES

44. NYS Literacy Brief Series: Teacher Event # 1

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/2/2024

Audience: Teachers of all grade levels & content areas.

Together we will unpack, share practice, and discuss next steps:

* One - The Science of Reading: What is it? * Two - The Science of Reading: Debunking Common Myths. * Three - The Science of Reading: the Role of Writing.

For more information, email: laura.mcdaniel@neric.org

45. SchoolTool School Counselor Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 5/2/2024

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover common School Counselor tasks. A look at making scheduling changes that include understanding drop/withdraw/switch differences, contracting, finding available periods and classes, using drag and drop to schedule, using the audit report to view add/drops, grade search, reports, unlocking marking periods, and course history.

46. CC Meeting #4 Lunch and Learn

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB School Librarians

Dates: 5/2/2024

Please join us for our Communication Coordinators meeting! This meeting will take place AFTER a morning session learning about NYS Literacy Briefs. You must register for the Literacy Briefs separately from this CC meeting.

47. Automation Users Group #2

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB School Librarians

Dates: 5/2/2024

Librarians and library staff who participate in the School Library System's Automation Service, Follett Destiny, are invited to attend this two hour meeting to learn the latest updates in Destiny.

48. Users Group Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: SLS Automation Members Library Staff

Dates: 5/2/2024

Please join us for an update on what is new in Follett Destiny! This meeting is intended for school library staff for districts who participate in the School Library System's Automation Service.

49. Introduction to Pixlr

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/6/2024 to 6/10/2024

Pixlr is a free online cloud-based image editing tool that runs on both the PC and Mac platforms. It's an HTML5-based app that closely resembles Photoshop. Images may be opened from your workstation or URL, as well as from Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos. The course, focusing on Web image creation for the classroom, will include: interface navigation, selection tools and layers, manipulating your images, transforming and retouching photos, and filters. Participants who complete all the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

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

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $275
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

50. Leading and Managing A Differentiated Classroom - New Session!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/6/2024 to 6/3/2024

Location: Online

New
One of the most powerful lessons a teacher must learn is that classroom management is not about control; it's about delivering the support and facilitating the routines that will make the classroom work for each student. In Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, Tomlinson and Imbeau explore the central priorities and mindsets of differentiation and provide guidelines for making effective student-centered, academically responsive instruction a reality.

Must have access to the book Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, by Tomlinson and Imbeau.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $275
Course Type: Online Course

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

51. SchoolTool Vitual User Group 2024

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: SchoolTool Users

Dates: 5/6/2024

Welcome to our second annual Virtual SchoolTool User Group. This is a great opportunity to hear from the makers of SchoolTool, network with other districts, and learn more of what's to come in SchoolTool for the end of the 23-24 school year into the 24-25 year. Topics include: Traditional Gradebook Enhancement Demo, Standards-Based Grading Hands-on Session, Alternate Enrollment Behaviour, Google Classroom Integration Automation, Advanced Analytics Roll-out Plans and Demo, New Graduation requirements, Online Registration redesign, and Mobile App rebuild.

52. Mastering Google 1: Unleashing the Power of Drive, Chrome, and Keep (5/6)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 5/6/2024

Master Google Workspace with our one-hour session on Drive, Chrome, and Keep. Gain advanced tips and tricks to streamline file management, optimize Chrome for productivity, and maximize efficiency with Google Keep. Perfect for individuals and teams looking to boost their Google Workspace skills and enhance collaboration.

If you are interested in this session, but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). An option to complete the session asynchronously will be provided after the LIVE session has occurred. All participants will be sent a video link to the session after the live session is complete. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $85.00
Location: Online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

53. Personalizing Digital Learning with Kami

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 5/9/2024

Join our introductory session on Kami, focused on using this versatile tool to support differentiated learning in digital classrooms. Learn how to leverage Kami's features for creating personalized, accessible learning materials. This training will guide educators in using Kami for annotation, commenting, and feedback, tailored to meet individual student needs. Discover strategies for utilizing Kami in assignments and group projects to accommodate diverse learning styles. Ideal for educators committed to inclusive and adaptive teaching, this session provides essential skills for customizing digital education with Kami.

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

54. Disruptive Thinking In Our Classrooms: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/13/2024 to 6/2/2024

Location: Online

Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future will disrupt your thinking about the structure of school and give you strategies for empowering your students for a rapidly evolving world. You'll learn how to create a disruptive thinking culture in your classroom, helping your students to develop competencies critical for success now and in the unpredictable future. "Disruptive Challenges” and the book study course will cause a mindset shift and give you ideas and resources, including digital tools and ready-to-use templates. Are you ready for business as unusual?

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future by Eric 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.

Participants must have access to the book Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future by Eric Sheninger.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $275
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

55. Mastering Google 2: Docs, Sheets and Slides (5/13)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 5/13/2024

Unlock advanced features in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides with this one-hour course. Explore formatting mastery in Docs,more formulas and formatting features in Sheets, and interactive presentations in Slides. Elevate your Google Workspace skills, boost efficiency, and create impactful documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

If you are interested in this session, but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). An option to complete the session asynchronously will be provided after the LIVE session has occurred. All participants will be sent a video link to the session after the live session is complete. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $85.00
Location: Online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

Join us for an exciting Open House event at the Model Schools Lending Library! This unique three-hour session, designed specifically for educators, offers a hands-on exploration of innovative teaching tools and technologies. You'll have the opportunity to try out cutting-edge educational resources, including robotics, coding kits, and virtual reality tools. Our interactive various stations will provide practical insights on integrating these technologies into your curriculum. Network with fellow educators, exchange ideas, and discover new ways to engage and inspire your students. Don't miss this chance to enhance your teaching toolkit and bring fresh, dynamic approaches to your classroom!

This course is 3 hours, with an optional additional hour to work on your own lesson planning.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $85
Course Type: In-person, NERIC Albany

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

57. SchoolTool Data Warehouse Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 5/14/2024

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide responsible SchoolTool users with an overview of running SchoolTool data warehouse extracts required for NYS data warehousing. Topics to be covered will include types of extracts, running extracts, understanding CSV files, and the SchoolTool Validation Report.

58. Eleversity - Job Coaching Strategies in Work-based Learning

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/15/2024

School-based job coaches use structured techniques to assist students with disabilities to learn and accurately carry out job duties. Providing on-the-job training and support prepares students for the realities of work and will increase the likelihood of competitive integrated employment in adulthood.

This one-day class will instruct on the role and responsibilities of a job coach, as well as the strategies and techniques used in to teach and train students employment setting.

Topics will include:

- The role of the job coach,

- assessing for a job match,

- employability skills that employers want,

- understanding learning preferences,

- completing a task analysis and job analysis,

- systematic training techniques,

- and fading to independence.

59. TIGERRS Unite! (Tech Integrators) May PLC Meeting 5/16

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 5/16/2024

TIGERRS are Tech Integrators Growng Excellent Relationships and Resources. Register for the May Tech Integrators meeting. We will be open sourcing the agenda a few days before the session.

If you are interested in this session, but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). An option to complete the session asynchronously will be provided after the LIVE session has occurred. All participants will be sent a video link to the session after the live session is complete. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: FREE
Location: Online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

60. TechMaynia: NERIC Model Schools Lending Library Open House (HFM Region)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/16/2024

Location: Online

Join us for an exciting Open House event at the Model Schools Lending Library! This unique three-hour session, designed specifically for educators, offers a hands-on exploration of innovative teaching tools and technologies. You'll have the opportunity to try out cutting-edge educational resources, including robotics, coding kits, and virtual reality tools. Our interactive various stations will provide practical insights on integrating these technologies into your curriculum. Network with fellow educators, exchange ideas, and discover new ways to engage and inspire your students. Don't miss this chance to enhance your teaching toolkit and bring fresh, dynamic approaches to your classroom!

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $85
Course Type: In-person, HFM BOCES

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

61. YA Book Group 23-24 (5/20)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

62. NYS Literacy Brief Series: Teacher Event # 2

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/21/2024

Audience: Pre-Kindergarten and Elementary Teachers.

Together we will unpack, share practice, and discuss next steps:

* Four - The Science of Reading: The Pre-K Years * Five - The Science of Reading: The Elementary Years

For more information, email: laura.mcdaniel@neric.org

63. May Monthly Mentoring Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 5/21/2024

Join other new librarians from across our region as the school year gets underway!

64. DASA Dignity for All Students Act-Mandated 6 hour certification workshop-In person

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/21/2024 to 5/23/2024

New
In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

This training will take place over two evenings, Tuesday April 16, 2024 from 4:30-7:30 pm and Thursday April 18, 2024 from 4:30-7:30 pm.

*If the number of registered students is below 10 by the end of the business day on Monday April 8th, the training will be canceled/rescheduled, and your check will be returned to you.

Cost: $90 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register. Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205.

There will be a 5-10 business day processing period beginning after course session ends before your information is sent to NYSED. Please keep this in mind when planning for your deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact Tyacia Thompson at Tyacia.Thompson@neric.org.

65. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Megan Sellepack

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 5/21/2024

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

66. SchoolTool Dashboards and Advanced Analytics Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 5/23/2024

SchoolTool
This hour-long webinar provides an overview of data dashboards, which is a dynamic tool available in SchoolTool that display graphs of district- and building-wide information that can be refined to teacher and student specific information. We will demonstrate how to use line charts for comparing data and the ability to drill down on specific information presented in the dashboards.

67. Engagement with Friendly Classroom Competition using Kahoot!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, teachers, support staff, related service providers

Dates: 5/23/2024

This session will go over how to create and use Kahoots with your class to create excitement and foster friendly competition! Kahoots are great for review! Students can play together in class individually or in teams, or you can assign the Kahoot as homework and go over results later. We will also go over the more recent updates/new features of Kahoot!

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $85.00
Location: Online via Webex

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

68. Elementary Roundtable

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB Elementary Librarians

Dates: 5/29/2024

Join us for professional discussion on current issues and events in the elementary library world! All elementary librarians are welcome!

69. TCIS 2- day Update

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/30/2024 to 5/31/2024

Closed
This is the two-day TCIS train-the-trainer competency-based certification update course. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the TCIS curriculum necessary to deliver the training to staff in their schools. Participants will have the chance to participate, practice, and receive feedback in conducting activities to gain immediate training experience. Training techniques such as role plays, small group discussions, reflective exercises, conducting practice sessions, and using audiovisual aids will be demonstrated. The curriculum is evidence informed and trauma-sensitive. Participants will receive all the necessary materials to conduct the TCIS training program for their school district. Program objectives are listed below. Participants will be able to:

● Proactively prevent and/or de-escalate potential crisis situations with students

● Manage a crisis situation in a therapeutic manner and, if necessary, intervene physically in a manner that reduces the risk of harm to students and staff

● Process the crisis event with students to help improve their coping strategies

● Effectively deliver TCIS training in their schools

Note: This update is only open to certified TCIS trainers.

70. NYS Literacy Brief Series: Teacher Event # 3

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/30/2024

Audience: Secondary teachers of all subject areas

Together we will unpack, share practice, and discuss next steps:

* Six - The Science of Reading: The Secondary Years

For more information, email: laura.mcdaniel@neric.org

71. Amanda Jones Speaks About Book Challenges (SLS Regional Meeting)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB Librarians

Dates: 6/4/2024

Amanda Jones, school librarian and advocate for reading choice, will speak about book challenges both formal and informal, and share her experience in filing a defamation lawsuit against those who threatened her after speaking up about book bans at a school board meeting. Amanda is a former Lousiana and School Library Journal Librarian of the Year.

This is full-day, regional meeting, to be held in-person at CDLC in Latham.

72. YA Book Group 23-24 (6/4)

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 6/4/2024

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

73. Summer School- Online Pre-Reg Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/5/2024

This training will cover the basics about how to register students for summer school if you are not a Schooltool district. This will be held virtually and the link to join as well as supporting materials will be emailed to participates the day before.

74. NERIC Testing Coordinator Meeting Series- Session 4 of 4

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: District and Building Level NYS Test Coordinators

Dates: 6/5/2024

Join the NERIC Testing Team as we go through everything needed for preparation, administration, and processing of data for NYS Assessments. This 4 part series is offered virtually and recorded. Session 1 - October 11 - Beginning of the Year information including schedules, exam ordering, upcoming PD opportunities and more. Session 2 - December 6- Student Data Pulls, ordering Answer Sheets, CBT Simulations and more. Session 3 - March 6 - Test Administration - what to expect, monitoring your assessments, scoring process Session 4 - June 5 - Data Review and Verification

75. Summer School- Online Data Transfer

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/5/2024

This training will cover the basics about how to register students for summer school if you are a Schooltool district. Participants will also learn how to run reports. This will be held virtually and the link to join as well as supporting materials will be emailed to participates the day before.

76. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Megan Sellepack

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 6/5/2024

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

77. SchoolTool Grade Advancement Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 6/6/2024

SchoolTool
This webinar will present an overview of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in SchoolTool. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

78. Summer School- Online Data Transfer

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/7/2024

This training will cover the basics about how to register students for summer school if you are a Schooltool district. Participants will also learn how to run reports. This will be held virtually and the link to join as well as supporting materials will be emailed to participates the day before.

79. Summer School- Online Pre-Reg Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/7/2024

This training will cover the basics about how to register students for summer school if you are not a Schooltool district. This will be held virtually and the link to join as well as supporting materials will be emailed to participates the day before.

80. SchoolTool Program Services Workshop [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 6/13/2024

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide a step-by-step review of ending last year's program services as required for Data Warehouse reporting -- as well as batch adding them for the current school year.

81. SchoolTool Year End Tasks Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 6/14/2024

SchoolTool
This session provides an overview of SchoolTool "year end" routines, recommended to run prior to Auto Grade Advancement. Topics include but are not limited to verifying student grades, reports used in preparation for State reporting, managing Diploma Types - adding them to student records, Graduation Requirements and Post Graduate Plans. Determining retention (reports) and retaining students will also be discussed.

82. Get a Jump on Your Back-to-School Escape Room for September!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 6/18/2024

For a fun introductory activity to start planning for next school year, build a digital escape room for your students to solve! We will use Bitmoji, Google Slides and Google Forms (and the option of Canva) to make an escape room based on your own classroom. A variety of tools for creating clues will be covered, and you will be shown sample escape rooms for inspiration! Build the foundation and you will have all summer to think about specifics!

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $85.00
Course Type: Webinar

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

83. June Monthly Mentoring Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 6/18/2024

Join other new librarians from across our region as the school year gets underway!

84. SchoolTool Grade Advancement Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 6/28/2024

SchoolTool
This webinar will present an overview of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in SchoolTool. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

85. SchoolTool Grade Advancement [ALB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/1/2024

SchoolTool
This will be a review of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in SchoolTool. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

86. SchoolTool Grade Advancement Part I & II [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/2/2024 to 7/3/2024

SchoolTool
This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in SchoolTool. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

87. SchoolTool Grade Advancement [SLLB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/5/2024

SchoolTool
This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in SchoolTool. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

88. SchoolTool Grade Advancement [MAL]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/8/2024

SchoolTool
This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in SchoolTool. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

89. SchoolTool Locker Module Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/12/2024

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover managing student locker information in SchoolTool. Topics will include locker Maintenance module options, best practices for locker naming conventions, importing a list of lockers, importing padlock numbers and combinations, locker assignment and maintenance and locker reports.

90. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/16/2024

SchoolTool
This webex will provide an A-Z overview of creating an elementary schedule. Topics will include maintenance area setup as well as Course Catalog, planning and building a Master Schedule, assigning homerooms and teams. Recommended for users in their first years of elementary scheduling as well as veteran schedules.

91. Middle School Science: Aligning Instruction and Assessment to the NYS Science Learning Standards

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/18/2024

New
Join middle school science teachers and instructional coaches form across the region as we take a deep dive into the NYSSLS framework. Gain insights into ways to integrated cross-cutting concepts, science and engineering practices, and disciplinary core ideas seamlessly to your practice! Together we will work to answer your questions related to:

Curriculum
* Is there a way to align my existing curriculum with the NYSSLS?
* How can storylines and project-based learning make science meaningful and relevant to my students?
* What resources are available for curriculum development?

Pedagogy
* What strategies can I use to promote scientific inquiry and critical thinking?
* How can my students gain experience with the science and engineering practices?
* What large and small group activities can I use to enhance student engagement?

Assessment
* What practical information can we glean from the first ILS science assessment?
* How can I use the performance Level Descriptions to assess student learning?
* How can I create my own 3-dimensional science assessments?
* Are other NGSS/NYSSLS assessment resources available?

For more information, please contact Laura McDaniel at laura.mcdaniel@neric.org

92. Science Kits (K) "How Can We Change an Object's Motion?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/22/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Change An Object's Motion?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

93. Science Kits (K) "How Can We Get Ready For the Weather?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/22/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Get Ready For the Weather?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

94. Science Kits (K) "How Can We Stay Cool in the Sun?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Stay Cool in the Sun?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

95. Science Kits (K) "What Do Plants and Animals Need to Live?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Smithsonian Science Kit "What Do Plants and Animals Need to Live?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

96. Grading for Opportunity

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 5/13/2025

New
Research indicates that there are many instances where "the ways we grade disproportionately favor students with privilege and harm students with less privilege: students of color, from low-income families, who receive special education services and English learners." (Feldman, 2019).

This professional development opportunity includes a full-day workshop in the summer, followed by four half day virtual sessions to deepen the learning.

The purpose of this work is for participants to:
* Develop a greater understanding of inequitable grading practices.
* Reflect on grading practices and consider whether students are receiving feedback that describes what students know and are able to do.
* Analyze current grade reporting practices, and the degree to which they report students' knowledge and sills accurately and encourage intrinsic motivation among students.
* Learn from teachers and school administrators who are currently engaged in changing their grading practices and policies as they move toward achieving grading for equity.
* Create a long-term plan for changes in grading practices by exploring the essential elements of effective system's change.

Facilitator
Dr. Eva L. Jones is a leader in examining systems through the lens of cultural proficiency and providing culturally responsive professional development. Her research in developing culturally responsive systems in schools informs her work with teachers, administrators and district leaders as they come to understand the impact of bias and privilege on their daily work.

97. Science Kits (1st grade) "How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 1st grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

98. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/24/2024

SchoolTool
This webex will provide an A-Z overview of creating an elementary schedule. Topics will include maintenance area setup as well as Course Catalog, planning and building a Master Schedule, assigning homerooms and teams. Recommended for users in their first years of elementary scheduling as well as veteran schedules.

99. Science Kits (1st grade) "How do Living Things Stay Safe and Grow?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 1st grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How do Living Things Stay Safe and Grow?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

100. Fill the Gaps in Elementary Science Instruction!

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/25/2024

New
Discover ways to meet ALL of the NYS Science Learning Standards by sprinkling impactful science instruction throughout the day! Join elementary science teachers and coaches as we work together to answer your questions about:

Curriculum
* Is there a way to incorporate science curriculum into other subject areas?
* How can I involve my students' families in their science education?
* What free resources are available for curriculum development?

Pedagogy
* How do science and engineering practices enhance science instruction?
* What large and small group instructional strategies can I use to promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills?

Assessment
* What best practices can we learn from each other re: Science Investigations?
* What information can we glean from the first ELS Grade 5 Science Test?
* How can I use the Performance Level Descriptions to assess student learning and provide feedback?

For more information, please contact Laura McDaniel at laura.mcdaniel@neric.org

101. Science Kits (1st Grade) "How Can We Send a Message Using Sound?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 1st grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Send a Message Using Sound?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.