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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Distance Learning Practitioners Meeting (June 2024)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers, Classroom Facilitators and DL Coordinators

Dates: 6/14/2024

Location: CVES/FEH/SLL Rooms

As the end of the year approaches at the speed of light, we look forward to slowing down and connecting with you and your fellow Distance Learning Teachers and Classroom Facilitators in June. You are the driving force behind this crucial program, and we thank you for all that you do every day to make one classroom out of many!

We encourage you to join us at the Distance Learning Practitioners Meeting, to continue to share your experiences in all of the various learning environments. It provides time for veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and classroom facilitators), those new to the DL environment, and those not yet on the DL network, to share successes, common pain points, and how you are managing the DL experience for all your students.

The June Distance Learning Practitioners Meeting will be an in-person event held on Friday, June 14th 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 June 10th with any 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 June 14th. 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.

6. Frontline PLMS User Group

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Administrators, administrative assistants, support staff using Frontline

Dates: 7/8/2024

Interested in a refresher session on Frontline PLMS? Join Virginia and Fatima (NERIC Frontline support) for this full day session.

The objectives include:
* Overview of the interface and button functionalities
* The new PG Permissions and how they impact your district
* Review of yearly maintenance tasks
* Life cycle of an activity and who should be doing what
* Cleaning up forms and rules
* Buildings vs departments vs groups and how to use each
* Adding and inactivating employees
* Cleaning up the activities within the system.

The morning will be a refresher training and the afternoon will be set aside for questions and embedded work time built in to clean up your district's instance of PLMS. Please bring your own device. This session will be in-person at NERIC, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Albany with a virtual option for North Country districts.This session is appropriate for administrators, secretaries and support staff who work regularly within PLMS. This session is NOT intended for end users.

7. Google Docs for Collaboration and Meaningful Feedback

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 7/26/2024

Location: Online

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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.

8. Intro to Flippity

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/5/2024

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Flippity is a free website that allows you to turn Google spreadsheets into interactive digital manipulatives, activities, and tools. In this mini course you will be learning about Flippity and creating tools you can use in your classroom.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $145
Location: 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.

9. Taking Writing Strategies to the Next Level

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/19/2024

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This course will be a collaborative class working with writing strategies. We will be focusing on using technology to create lessons and materials for teachers to use in their writing lessons. The tools you learn can be used to supplement any writing program that may be currently used in your school. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials and ideas to use in support of your writing instruction.

Participants should have access to a copy of The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $275
Location: 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.

10. Dive Into School AI: Chatbots for Customized Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/22/2024

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Join us with your coffee for a dynamic, hour-long online session on leveraging School AI's chatbots for personalized education. Discover how these tools offer differentiated instruction and tailored learning paths for each student. This session will provide you with actionable strategies to integrate chatbots into your teaching, enhancing individual student support. Get ready to sip, learn, and innovate with School AI!

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.

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

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/22/2024

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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.

12. Fostering a Growth Mindset in the Elementary Classroom From Day One

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/19/2024

Location: Online

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How can you create a strong culture of growth mindset and acceptance of others from Day 1? With our ever changing classroom dynamics it is important to foster this community from the start. In this course we will work together to share and create activities and strategies that you can use to make a plan for your first 6 weeks of school or for any time you feel your classroom needs a boost. We will be using Flipgrid, Canva, Google Forms, and Google Docs throughout the course. This course is geared for K-6 teachers.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $275
Location: 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.

13. Google Sheets for Educators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/26/2024

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This 15-hour online course introduces educators to Google Sheets. The focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: making the transition from Excel, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, gradebooks, conditional formatting and filters, graphing data, working with live Web-based data, and using add-ons. Participants who complete all the assignments will receive a 15 hour completion certificate. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Prerequisites: Must have Internet access and a personal Google Drive account. Prior knowledge of Excel is recommended.

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.

14. Ink & Ideas- Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension & Thinking: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/23/2024

Location: Online

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Sketchnoting helps make thinking visible, visual, and meaningful. All kinds of people sketchnote for all kinds of reasons. By introducing sketchnotes to your classroom, you provide opportunities for students to fully engage with and explore their thinking about what they are reading, listening to, and viewing.

It is suggested participants have access to the book Ink and Ideas- Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking by Tanny McGregor.

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.

15. Slide Into Success: Using Google Slides for Engaging Morning Meetings and Nurturing Social-Emotional Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/5/2024

Location: Online

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In this course participants will learn to harness the power of Google Slides to craft visually stimulating presentations tailored to the unique needs of their morning gatherings. They will examine articles and supplementary resources to gain insights into best practices for structuring and facilitating impactful morning meetings and cultivate an environment conducive to social-emotional learning.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $145
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.

16. STEAM into Literature

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/19/2024

Location: Online

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Who doesn't love a picture book? Regardless of your age, we're pretty sure everyone does! Our STEAM into Literature class will help you create the perfect learning-based project for your students and you! When you teach kids Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), you set them up to be problem-solvers for life! One of the best ways to encourage students to think critically and build a positive mindset is to have them complete a book-inspired project or activity. Come join us to create your own STEAM activities for you and your 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.

17. The Gift of Story: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/11/2024

Location: Online

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Your heart needs this book study! Master storyteller and book lover, John Schu, will guide us through the study of five affective elements of story - Story as Healer, Story as Inspiration, Story as Clarifier, Story as Compassion, and Story as Connector. Through the journey, you'll learn about great books and explore resources that will help you to create your reading community's story, changing readers, their hearts, and their world. Topics of exploration will include booktalks, book trailers, author visits, makerspaces, genius hour, reading celebrations, and more.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text The Gift of Story by John Schu. 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 should have access to the book The Gift of Story, by John Schu.

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.

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

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/22/2024

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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.

19. Lead Evaluator Refresher Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/23/2024

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The session is designed as a REFRESHER for veteran Lead Evaluators of Teachers in compliance with Education law 3012-d: Focus of the training:

NYS Teaching Standards

Professional Standards for Educational Evaluators (PSEL)

Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE)

State approved professional practice rubrics to anchor effective evidence collection and feedback

For more information, email: Laura MacDaniel - laura.mcdaniel@neric.org or Sharon Swain - sharon.swain@neric.org

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

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2024

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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.

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

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2024

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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.

22. Grading for Opportunity

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

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

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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.

23. New Lead Evaluator Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2024

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The session is designed for NEW Lead Evaluators of Teachers in compliance with Education law 3012-d: Focus of the training:

NYS Teaching Standards

Professional Standards for Educational Evaluators (PSEL)

Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE)

State approved professional practice rubrics to anchor effective evidence collection and feedback

For more information, email: Laura MacDaniel - laura.mcdaniel@neric.org or Sharon Swain - sharon.swain@neric.org

24. 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

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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.

25. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/24/2024

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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.

26. 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

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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.

27. Fill the Gaps in Elementary Science Instruction!

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/25/2024

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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

28. 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

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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.

29. Science Kits (1st grade) "How Can We Predict When the Sky will Be Dark?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2024

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

30. Google Tips & Tricks for New (and NOT so new!) Educators I (7.29)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/29/2024

This first in the 2 part series will cover the tips and tricks that will save time and increase efficiency for the new, and not so new, teachers. Session will cover the Chrome Browser, Google Drive, Docs, and Slides. Educators will walk away some quick and easy takeaways to save time in the new school year.

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.

Do you have questions about the Science of Reading? This book study will provide teachers with answers to many questions about how children learn to read by providing solid, evidence-based answers about phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Through the use of Google Classroom, teachers will interact and respond with others through Padlet, Jamboard, Google Slides, and Canva to share their learning.

Participants should have access to the book The Literacy 50-A Q&A Handbook for Teachers: Real-World Answers to Questions About Reading That Keep You Up at Night (The Science of Reading in Practice) written by Melissa Loftus and Lori Sappington.

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.

32. 2024 Summer Science unConference

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/30/2024 to 7/31/2024

Join science teachers from across the region in this great opportunity to grow our practice as we shift toward full NYSSLS implementation! Gain insights from each other in ways to integrate the cross-cutting concepts, science and engineering practices, and disciplinary core ideas seamlessly into your practice, develop 3-dimensional assessments, and more! Together we will answer questions related to...

Curriculum & Instruction
* I've been teaching the same science curriculum for years...where do I start?
* How can storylines and project-based learning make science meaningful and relevant to my students?
* What resources are other teachers using for curriculum development?

Required Investigations
* What do I need to know about the required science investigations?
* How can I make the investigations a positive and successful learning experience for my students?
* Where can we purchase the necessary supplies and equipment?

Assessment
* What information can we glean from the first ELS and ILS assessments?
* How can I use the Performance Level Descriptions to create assessment tasks and provide feedback?
* Are resources available to help teachers develop 3-D assessments?

For more information, please email Laura McDaniel - laura.mcdaniel@neric.org

33. Getting Started with AI (For Educators)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/30/2024 to 8/27/2024

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This is an introductory course for educators looking to learn more about AI and how to leverage it in an educational setting.

The course will cover:
-An introduction to AI: What it is, its benefits, and a discussion of concerns surrounding its usage
-Crafting prompts to optimize AI outputs
-A look at how educators can use AI tools to reduce workload and streamline teaching (The course will specifically highlight Google's AI Chatbot Gemini, but other free tools will be featured as well.)

This course has 4 learning modules. During each, you will read or watch learning materials and complete a quiz to assess your understanding. At the end of the course, you will submit a performance task where you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned.

The modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as all module quizzes are submitted by 8/26 and the performance task is turned in by 8/27.

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.

34. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB SLS Librarians

Dates: 7/30/2024

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.

35. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [MAL]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/31/2024

SchoolTool
This session covers elementary scheduling instruction in a A-Z structured step-by-step fashion with hands-on work time provided. Recommended for users in their first years of elementary scheduling as well as veteran schedules.

36. Whiteboard Wonders: Beyond Jamboard

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/31/2024

As Google Jamboard phases out, join Virginia Bond and Cheska Robinson in our virtual session tailored for educators navigating the transition to alternative digital whiteboard tools. This session is designed for all classroom environments-physical, virtual, and blended learning. Discover a curated selection of platforms that not only match Jamboard's capabilities but also offer unique features for enhancing collaboration and learning flexibility.

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.

37. Create a Class Website with Google Sites

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/29/2024

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This course will walk you through building a class website with Google Sites. During this course, you will learn how to:
-Create a site with Google Sites
-Change the appearance of a site
-Add and format text, links, images, video, and resources from Google Drive
-Add pages and subpages
-Set access and permissions for a site
-Utilize advanced features that add to the functionality of your site
-Publish a site

As you learn about these various elements of site creation, you will build a website for your class. At the end of the course, you will submit the class website you created as evidence of your learning. All modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as your project is submitted by 8/29.

Registrants will be notified by email on the start date of the course with course access information. Please add jennifersangiacomo@gmail.com to your contacts so don't miss this information. If you don't receive course info on the course start date, please check your SPAM folder. Please note that only those who register before or on the course start date will receive welcome information.

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.

38. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/1/2024

SchoolTool
This session covers elementary scheduling instruction in a A-Z structured step-by-step fashion with hands-on work time provided. Recommended for users in their first years of elementary scheduling as well as veteran schedules.

39. Science of Reading Bootcamp

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/29/2024

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. Google Tips & Tricks for New (and NOT so new!) Educators 2(8.5)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 8/5/2024

The second in the 2 part series will cover the tips and tricks that will save time and increase efficiency for the new, and not so new, teachers. Session will cover the Google Forms for assessment, surveys and data collection, Google Classroom essentials, and Google Sheets. Educators will walk away some quick and easy takeaways to save time in the new school year.

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.

41. Science Kits (2nd grade) "How Can We Change Solids and Liquids?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Change Solids and Liquids?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

42. Canva Basics and Beyond Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 8/30/2024

Closed
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: $275.00
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.

43. Storytelling With Purpose: Digital Projects to Ignite Student Curiosity - A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 8/25/2024

Location: Online

Get ready to ignite a passion for learning in your students like never before! Transform your teaching and inspire your students with the dynamic power of digital storytelling. Join us in a book study of Michael Hernandez's Storytelling with Purpose: Digital Projects to Ignite Student Curiosity. Storytelling enables us to make sense of the world and organize our thinking. Discover how to use the power of storytelling to create authentic learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom. Through classroom-tested practical advice and real-world examples, this book study will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to foster a mindset of curiosity, agency, and purpose in your students, empowering them to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Storytelling with Purpose: Digital Projects to Ignite Student Curiosity by Michael Hernandez. 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 should have access to the book Storytelling with Purpose: Digital Projects to Ignite Student Curiosity by Michael Hernandez.

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.

44. Science Kits (2nd grade) "How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd grade Smithsonian Science Kit How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.
Join biology teachers from across the region as we take a deep dive into the NYSSLS framework. Gain insights into ways to integrate cross-cutting concepts, science and engineering practices, and disciplinary core ideas seamlessly to your practice! Together with experienced science coaches we will work to answer 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?

Investigations
* What prerequisite knowledge and skills will my students need to successfully complete the NY Science Investigations for Biology/Life Science?
* How and when should I incorporate the investigations into my curriculum?

Assessment
* What What information can I glean from the Life Science/Biology Samplers?
* 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-aligned assessment resources available?

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

46. Science Kits (2nd grade) "How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/6/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

47. Science Kits (2nd grade) "What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/6/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd grade Smithsonian Science Kit "What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.
Join earth science teachers from across the region as we take a deep dive into the NYSSLS framework. Gain insights into ways to integrate cross-cutting concepts, science and engineering practices, and disciplinary core ideas seamlessly to your practice! Together with experienced science coaches we will work to answer 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?

Investigations
* What prerequisite knowledge and skills will my students need to successfully complete the NY Science Investigations for Earth and Space Science?
* How and when should I incorporate the investigations into my curriculum?

Assessment
* What What information can I glean from the Earth and Space Samplers?
* How can I use the Performance Level Descriptions to assess student learning?
* How can I create my own 3D assessments?
* Are other NGSS/NYSSLS-aligned assessment resources available?

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

49. Science Kits (3rd grade) "How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/7/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 3rd grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

50. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [ALB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/7/2024

SchoolTool
This session covers elementary scheduling as a guided hands-on workshop. Thereafter schedulers will work individually at their own pace to create schedules. NERIC SchoolTool Team members will be on-hand to answer questions as needed.

51. Science Kits (3rd grade) "How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/7/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 3rd grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.
Join chemistry and physics teachers from across the region as we take a deep dive into the NYSSLS framework. Gain insights into ways to integrate cross-cutting concepts, science and engineering practices, and disciplinary core ideas seamlessly to your practice! Together with experienced science coaches we will work to answer 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 I apply the science and engineering practices to elicit greater student engagement?

Assessment
* What What information can I glean from the Biology and ESS Samplers?
* 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-aligned assessment resources available?

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

53. Science Kits (3rd grade) "What Explains Similarities and Differences Between Organisms?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 3rd grade Smithsonian Science Kit "What Explains Similarities and Differences Between Organisms?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

54. Advanced CBT Strategies & Solutions for Science Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 8/8/2024

Dive into an engaging, in-person workshop with Virginia Bond and Cheska Robinson, focusing on the latest in science CBTs. Share your experiences, discuss challenges, and explore specialist-recommended digital tools and resources. Teachers will be given time to practice and create their own assessments, fostering hands-on learning and application of NGSS strategies. This interactive workshop equips educators with practical solutions for enhancing student success in science assessments-all in a friendly and supportive setting.

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. Future Superintendents Academy 2024-2025

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/8/2024 to 5/3/2025

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 2024 and concluding in May 2025. The program will include discussions of critical topics relevant to the superintendency, simulations and case studies, journals, reading assignments, projects and coaching.

56. SchoolTool Opening Readiness Part I [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/8/2024

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

57. Science Kits (3rd grade) "How Do Weather and Climate Affect Our Lives?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 3rd grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Do Weather and Climate Affect Our Lives?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

58. Lightning Learning Series: Mastering Edpuzzle for Diverse Classrooms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 8/12/2024

Energize your teaching this summer with the "Lightning Learning Series," concise online webinars tailored for educators in all environments, focusing on Special Education and English Language Learners. In 1 hour, our Edpuzzle session will equip you with techniques to make video lessons interactive, covering creation for formative assessments, embedding in learning systems, and giving feedback to enrich diverse classrooms.

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.

59. Science Kits (4th grade) "How does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/12/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 4th grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

60. Science Kits (4th grade) "How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/12/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 4th grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

61. Lightning Learning Series:Screencastify for Diverse Classrooms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 8/13/2024

Energize your teaching this summer with the "Lightning Learning Series," concise online webinars tailored for educators in all environments, focusing on Special Education and English Language Learners. In just 30 minutes, you will learn the fundamentals of Screencastify designed for beginners. We'll cover everything from setup to recording, editing, and sharing your videos. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped to create professional screencasts with ease.

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.

62. Science Kits (4th grade) "How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/13/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 4th grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

63. Collaborative Literacy Conversations Network

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/13/2024

Join colleagues from across the region in this multi-disciplinary series aimed at supporting evidence-based literacy instruction across grades and contents.

SUMMER 2024 KICK-OFF EVENT.
Join us this summer for a regional conversation and networking event where we will discuss improving literacy outcomes across the content areas for our students. The morning is an opportunity for networking, learning, and hearing from colleagues on best-practice ideas for evidence-based literacy pedagogy.

Additional virtual series topics and dates will be shared at the kick-off event.

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

64. Science Kits (4th grade) "What Is Our Evidence That We Live on a Changing Earth?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/13/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 4th grade Smithsonian Science Kit "What Is Our Evidence That We Live on a Changing Earth?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

65. Lightning Learning Series: Engaging Classrooms with Pear Deck

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 8/14/2024

Dive into the "Lightning Learning Series" with a focused 1 hour webinar on using Pear Deck to boost teacher-student interaction and engagement, especially tailored for diverse learning environments including Special Education and ELL. Learn how to transform your lessons into interactive sessions that offer real-time feedback and personalized instruction, ensuring every student's voice is heard.

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.

66. New Lead Evaluator Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/14/2024

The session is designed for NEW Lead Evaluators of Teachers in compliance with Education law 3012-d: Focus of the training:

NYS Teaching Standards

Professional Standards for Educational Evaluators (PSEL)

Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE)

State approved professional practice rubrics to anchor effective evidence collection and feedback

For more information, email: Laura MacDaniel - laura.mcdaniel@neric.org or Sharon Swain - sharon.swain@neric.org

67. Science Kits (5th grade) "How Can We Identify Materials Based On Their Properties?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 5th grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Identify Materials Based On Their Properties?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

68. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/14/2024

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.

69. Science Kits (5th grade) "How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 5th grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

70. Lightning Learning Series: Padlet Power Up

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 8/15/2024

Unleash creativity and collaboration with Padlet's new AI features! This 1-hour webinar dives into using Padlet for brainstorming, projects, presentations, and more. Learn engaging activities for all grade levels, explore advanced features like AI-powered content generation, and imagine Padlet creating timelines, summaries, and suggesting book lists - all tailored to your lessons! Register and transform your classroom into a collaborative hub powered by AI!

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.

71. Lightning Learning Series:Kami for Diverse Classrooms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 8/15/2024

Energize your teaching this summer with the "Lightning Learning Series," concise online webinars tailored for educators in all environments, focusing on Special Education and English Language Learners. This 1 hour course on Kami basics introduces you to the fundamental features and functionalities of Kami, a versatile digital annotation and collaboration tool. You'll learn how to navigate the interface, use essential annotation tools, and collaborate effectively with others in real-time. By the end of the session, you'll be equipped to enhance your productivity and streamline your digital workflow 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.

72. Science Kits (5th grade) "How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/15/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 5th grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

73. ESS- Supporting ENL Students in the General Education Classroom

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/15/2024

Summer professional development designed specifically for non-ENL teachers supporting ENL students.

Together we will: Learn specific techniques and strategies to support ENL students in the classroom.

Determine important curricular considerations for ENL access and attainment.

Discuss key moves in establishing a positive classroom culture and climate.

Hear from experts in the field with a powerful keynote and timely breakout topics.

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

74. Mapping Your Year in the Library

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB School Librarians

Dates: 8/15/2024

Are you looking to have more continuity in your program throughout the school year? In this session, we will learn how to make a broad plan that you can use to scaffold instruction for years to come. Tools and resources we will consider in our planning include: your district priorities, NYS Standards, the Information Fluency Continuum, your Member Plan the SLP Rubric, and more. Lunch is included!

75. SchoolTool Census and Registrar [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/15/2024

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

76. SchoolTool Opening Readiness Part I [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/15/2024

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

77. Science Kits (5th grade) "How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate?"

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/15/2024

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 5th grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions.

78. AI Lounge - August

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/15/2024

Calling all instructional staff and everyone interested in learning more about how AI can benefit you and your students. Join us in the AI Lounge where we'll demonstrate a variety of AI tools, provide tinker time so you can evaluate their applicability to your practice, and learn from other participants as we share creative ways to harness the power of these tools. The AI Lounge is a special virtual meeting space where powerful tools, amazing educators, and special guests come together.

Free for NERIC Model Schools
Others: $90
Course Type: Synchronous 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.

79. Lightning Learning Series: Transformative Assessment with Formative

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 8/16/2024

Maximize engagement and insight into student learning this summer with our "Lightning Learning Series." In this 1 hour webinar, we'll explore Formative, an intuitive tool that's transforming assessment strategies for educators in diverse classrooms. Learn to create live assessments with Formative, which tracks student progress in real-time and provides instant feedback and tailored instruction.

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.

80. Google Classroom Cleanup (8.19)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/ Administrators / Secretaries

Dates: 8/19/2024

In this session, we will focus on Google Classroom and preparing for the new school year. The topics will include the four tabs of Classroom: archiving, new year setup, re-using posts, naming conventions, stream vs classwork, semestering, inviting, and more!

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). 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.

81. Canva Back-To-School Make and Take!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/20/2024

You can do so many things with Canva! Make worksheets, posters, presentations, classroom decorations, newsletters, activities, flashcards, desk name tags and so so much more! This in-person class will give you the opportunity to work independently but with help when you need it! Jump into the new school year with style using Canva!

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $90.00
Course Type: In-Person at NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, 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.

82. Vendor Showcase

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB School Librarians

Dates: 8/20/2024 to 8/21/2024

New
Want to learn more about a resource you already have... interested in a new one? Come to the Vendor Showcase in August to learn more! Hackersjack/Gumdrop Novel effect Jove Pebblego Kids discover Rosen:report builder Cyber Civics Soundzabound Reach out to Bri for more details.

83. New Lead Evaluator Refresher Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/22/2024

The session is designed as a REFRESHER for veteran Lead Evaluators of Teachers in compliance with Education law 3012-d: Focus of the training:

NYS Teaching Standards

Professional Standards for Educational Evaluators (PSEL)

Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE)

State approved professional practice rubrics to anchor effective evidence collection and feedback

For more information, email: Laura MacDaniel - laura.mcdaniel@neric.org or Sharon Swain - sharon.swain@neric.org

84. Introduction to Follett Destiny

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 8/22/2024

Are you a first-time user of the Follett Destiny Library Management System? Do you need a refresher? Attend this session to learn the basics on circulation, reports, and more!

85. SchoolTool Attendance Clerk A-Z [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/22/2024

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover the daily tasks of an Attendance Clerk. Topics will include entering and updating attendance records, resolving/reconciling attendance conflicts, attendance reports, student check-in and attendance maintenance setup.

86. SchoolTool Opening Readiness Part II [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/22/2024

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

87. Library.FYI Workshop

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB School Librarians

Dates: 8/22/2024

Have you set up your Library.FYI page but need some help on next steps? Or have you not had a chance to set it up yet at all but would like to? This two-hour, in-person workshop is for you!

88. Developing a Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Educational Environment

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/28/2024

Join us at Capital Region BOCES for a targeted professional development workshop for educators including administrators, teachers, and support staff.

Equity through Cultural Proficiency helps improve academic instruction by developing effective leaders and teachers that align policies, practices, values, and procedures to meet the needs of all students, regardless of culture, ethnicity, or socioeconomics.

This one-day workshop will cover the guiding principles of cultural proficiency, including the essential elements of cultural competence that serve as guidelines for culturally proficient interactions, and barriers to cultural proficiency.

The training will help improve the knowledge and skills necessary to increase students' academic engagement and achievement in an environment that addresses the many components of culture and diversity. Time will also be spent examining research on underlying attributes and identifying ways to change processes.

Presenter: Natalie McGee
Natalie McGee is a nationally recognized educational facilitator, consultant, and thought leader in transforming learning environments to foster social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. She is the founder and executive director of Progression Partners helping school districts respond in healthy ways to diversity by developing inclusive policies and practices.

89. SchoolTool Opening Readiness Part II [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/29/2024

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

90. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB SLS Librarians

Dates: 8/29/2024

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.

91. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 8/30/2024

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover essential concepts and skills needed to get started in SchoolTool. Specific topics will include SchoolTool terminology and navigation, and using the basic and advanced search options to view student information.

92. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 9/3/2024

Location: Webex link will be provided

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover essential concepts and skills needed to get started in SchoolTool. Specific topics will include SchoolTool terminology and navigation, and using the basic and advanced search options to view student information.

93. SchoolTool Teacher Introduction [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/11/2024

Location: Webex link will be provided

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide an overview of how to log in, access rosters, submit attendance, enter classroom incidents/referrals, and viewing pertinent student information.

94. SchoolTool New Traditional Grade Book Teacher Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Admin and Teachers

Dates: 9/12/2024

Location: Webex link will be provided

SchoolTool
This webinar highlights the NEW Traditional Grade Book released in Summer 2023. District staff and classroom teachers are welcome to attend this high-level overview of NEW Grade Book features; previous Grade Book experience is highly recommended. Topics will include: setting up new and/or importing last year's grade book; adding color-coding for assignment categories and score ranges (such as green for 65-100 and red for 0-64), and custom grade scales.

95. NYSED Literacy Briefs Administrator Session II - A Continued Conversation

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 9/17/2024

Back by popular demand! Join administrators from across the region as we explore NYSED's Literacy Briefs from an administrative perspective. Attendance at the previous administrative round table session is not a necessary prerequisite for joining this conversation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Together we will:

* Review briefs 1-7
* Discuss connections of literacy to other key frameworks (SEL, CRSE, MTSS, RTI)
* Workshop next steps for integrated support of the Science of Reading for the 2024-2025 school year.
* Participate in grade-band conversations geared specifically toward the elementary and/or secondary briefs.

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

96. SchoolTool Alternate Enrollments Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/17/2024

Location: Webex link will be provided

SchoolTool
This webinar will

97. SchoolTool Labels, Lists and Keyword Letters Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/19/2024

Location: Webex link will be provided

SchoolTool
Participants in this training will learn to use SchoolTool reports to produce student directories, mailing labels, lists, and name tags. In addition, participants will be introduced to creating customized keyword letters and lists and learn about different types of keyword documents such as CSV lists, attendance, and discipline letters. (Recommended prior to Keyword Troubleshooting for Experienced Users).

98. SchoolTool Teacher Introduction [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/19/2024

Location: Webex link will be provided

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide an overview of how to log in, access rosters, submit attendance, enter classroom incidents/referrals, and viewing pertinent student information.

99. SchoolTool Discipline Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/23/2024

Location: Webex link will be provided

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover creating and resolving discipline referrals, students to see, discipline reports and discipline maintenance setup.

100. NYS Literacy Brief Administrator Event - Schoharie County

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 9/24/2024

Explore NYSED's Literacy Briefs from an administrator's perspective, with a focus on brief 7. This event is being housed at the Cobleskill Richmondville school district for administrators who were not able to attend the previous NYSED Brief conversation at Capital Region BOCES (or would like to attend again.)

Together we will:

* Unpack briefs 1-7, with a focus on brief 7: leading for literacy.
* Discuss connections of literacy to other key frameworks (SEL, CRSE, MTSS, RTI.)
* Workshop next steps for integrated support of the Science of Reading for the 2024-2025 school year.

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

101. SchoolTool New Standards-Based Grade Book Teacher Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Admin and Teachers

Dates: 9/24/2024

Location: Webex link will be provided

SchoolTool
This webinar highlights SchoolTool's NEW Standards-Based grade book released during Summer 2024. District staff and classroom teachers are welcome to attend this high-level overview of NEW Grade Book features; previous Grade Book experience is useful but not required. Topics will include: setting up a new grade book; adding color-coding for assignment categories and score ranges (such as green for 65-100 and red for 0-64), custom grade scales and assiging standards to assignments.