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Conference

1. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/22/2020

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A one-day refresher course for accredited Supervisors, is required annually. This course reviews any regulatory changes, developments in state-of-the-art procedures for asbestos abatement projects, as well as key elements of the initial training. A one-year extension of accreditation will be issued upon completion of the refresher course. Pricing: $175/person (participating) $225 /person (non-participating) Complete Registration Form here: https://forms.gle/XgoyZJP554idzvKB7

2. Special Sept 2020 Series Round 3: Google Classroom Beginner

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 9/22/2020

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This Special September Series is NERIC Model Schools' response to the multiple requests for trainings within the first few days of school. We hope you will find these courses useful.

THIS IS A REPEATED COURSE. In this asynchronous course, quickly learn the basics of how to create a Google Classroom and simple ways to begin using it with your students this fall. Start the process of giving yourself and your students a digital classroom by creating a safe environment for creating whole group and differentiated assignments. Topics that will be covered include simple layout features, adding announcements, assignments, questions, basic setting options and resources.


Registration for this course closes at 7:30 am on Tuesday, September 22nd.
This course is 100% asynchronous, which means there is NO live webinar session.
You will receive a link to the course on the morning of September 22nd, by 8:30 am, and you will have 4 days to complete the course. If you do not receive the link to the course, please check your junk mail for an email from virginia.bond@neric.org.
Start date for this course: September 22nd.
End date for this course: September 26th.

This course will require you to: 1. Watch the pre-recorded video. 2. Complete the Google Form associated with this course.
Attendance will be marked complete within 5 days of the course completion date.
If you have questions regarding the course and its content contact: virginia.bond@neric.org


Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online link sent out on September 22nd am

3. Introduction to the Data Warehouse

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: New DDCs

Dates: 9/22/2020

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This introductory webinar is geared towards the new DDC. This webinar is designed to assist a DDC in their new role and will present an overview of the systems and processes related to NYS data reporting.

4. Communication & Engagement Best Practices for Teachers and School Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: All K-12 teachers and administrators

Dates: 9/22/2020

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Without a doubt, today's educational landscape looks different than ever before. Since March 2020, schools throughout the nation have been operating under the umbrella of a global pandemic and are learning to provide instruction and support to families in new and creative ways. While effective and timely school-to-home communication has always been a priority, engaging with children and parents has never been more important--or challenging.

To help educators connect with students, parents and guardians during these unprecedented times--and beyond--this program will explore setting and managing expectations for both educators and parents, share tips for communicating during remote learning, and discuss tools and tactics for effective engagement. Time will be allotted to share experiences and explore scenarios.

This training is free for Capital Region BOCES component districts and districts that purchase Core Communications Service through Capital Region BOCES.

All other districts $75 per registrant

$60 when registering 10 or more employees from the same district

5. Physical Education in a Socially Distant Year -- The Response and Future Resources from OPEN

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Administrators, and Athletic Directors

Dates: 9/22/2020

Location: Online

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The 2020 pandemic forever changed the landscape of physical education worldwide. This session will highlight the resources in the Active Home created by OPEN National Trainers to assist teachers with their transition to online teaching for grades K-12. Additionally, participants will get a preview of content being created to teach students face-to-face with social distancing, virtually, or with a blended model. New content will focus on OPEN's new Priority Learning Outcomes for Physical Education and social/emotional learning concepts based on CASEL competencies.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Live Synchronous Webinar

6. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins September 23 and finishes September 30, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2020

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CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order.

You may begin this class on Schoology on September 23rd, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on September 30th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of September 23rd with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

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. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

7. Special Sept 2020 Series Round 3: Mastering Remote Learning with Best Practices

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 9/23/2020

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This Special September Series is NERIC Model Schools' response to the multiple requests for trainings within the first few days of school. We hope you will find these courses useful.

THIS IS A REPEAT SESSION. In this asynchronous course, explore different ways to embed the best practices from traditional face to face instruction into a digital format. Large topics to be covered include building relationships, communication, setting schedules, having rituals and routines, and checking for understanding. These topics will be shared through many practical ideas that include creating resource documentation for students and parents, appropriate ways of sharing info to families, new ways to do entrance and exit tickets and various ways to take attendance.


Registration for this course closes at 7:30 am on Wednesday, September 23rd.
You will receive a link to the course on the morning of September 23rd, by 8:30 am, and you will have 4 days to complete the course. If you do not receive the link to the course, please check your junk mail for an email from virginia.bond@neric.org.
Start date for this course: September 23rd.
End date for this course: September 27th.

This course will require you to: 1. Watch the pre-recorded video. 2. Complete the Google Form associated with this course.
Attendance will be marked complete within 5 days of the course completion date.
If you have registration questions contact: hilary.dee@neric.org
If you have questions regarding the course and its content contact: virginia.bond@neric.org


Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online link sent out on September 23 am

8. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 9/23/2020

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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. Special Sept 2020 Series Round 3: Google Slides Awesomeness

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 9/24/2020

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This Special September Series is NERIC Model Schools' response to the multiple requests for trainings within the first few days of school. We hope you will find these courses useful.

THIS IS A REPEAT SESSION. In this asynchronous course,we will explore the different ways to use Google Slides. Adding videos, changing backgrounds, creating interactive slide deck, templates and lots more will be the focus.


Registration for this course closes at 7:30 am on Thursday, September 24th.
This course is 100% asynchronous, which means there is NO live webinar session.
You will receive a link to the course on the morning of September 24th, by 8:30 am, and you will have 4 days to complete the course. If you do not receive the link to the course, please check your junk mail for an email from virginia.bond@neric.org.
Start date for this course: September 24th.
End date for this course: September 28th.

This course will require you to: 1. Watch the pre-recorded video. 2. Complete the Google Form associated with this course.
Attendance will be marked complete within 5 days of the course completion date.
If you have registration questions contact: hilary.dee@neric.org
If you have questions regarding the course and its content contact: virginia.bond@neric.org


Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online link sent out on September 24 am

10. SchoolTool School Counselor Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/24/2020

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

11. Special Sept 2020 Series Round 3: Google Forms: Who Knew?

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 9/25/2020

This Special September Series is NERIC Model Schools' response to the multiple requests for trainings within the first few days of school. We hope you will find these courses useful.

THIS IS A REPEAT SESSION. In this asynchronous course,we will explore all of the various ways that Google Forms can be used.They are SO much more than a way to give a quiz. Learn how to utilize the functionality within Forms more efficiently as well news and innovative ways to make Forms work for YOU! Who Knew What They Could DO?


Registration for this course closes at 7:30 am on Friday September 25th.
This course is 100% asynchronous, which means there is NO live webinar session.
You will receive a link to the course on the morning of September 25th, by 8:30 am, and you will have 4 days to complete the course. If you do not receive the link to the course, please check your junk mail for an email from virginia.bond@neric.org.
Start date for this course: September 25th.
End date for this course: September 29th.

This course will require you to: 1. Watch the pre-recorded video. 2. Complete the Google Form associated with this course.
Attendance will be marked complete within 5 days of the course completion date.
If you have registration questions contact: hilary.dee@neric.org
If you have questions regarding the course and its content contact: virginia.bond@neric.org


Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online link sent out on September 25 am


Conference

12. LEA Designee Workshop

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/25/2020

The Environmental Protection Agency requires that each Local Educational Agency (or LEA) appoint a person to ensure that schools comply with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, 40CFR763). This training meets the EPA's requirements for training the designee must receive to oversee inspections, re-inspections, surveillances, and management of asbestos in schools. Pricing: $150/person (participating) $175/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/Z2wkPEetUcCHaxWq5


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13. Asbestos Inspector Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/28/2020

The annual refresher shall be a minimum of one-half (1/2) training day and include the following topics: Review and update of state and federal regulations; Review of key aspects of the inspection function; Case studies to highlight important considerations; Any other topic specified in writing by the Department of Health. Pricing: $125/person (participating) $150/person (non-participating); if taken with Mgt. Planner refresher: $200/person (participating) $250/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/4jkX1d8imaqWEAjd9


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14. Asbestos Management Planner Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/28/2020

The annual refresher training program for Management Planner shall include the Inspector refresher training course and an additional half-day on management planning which will include at a minimum: Review and update of key functions performed; Any other topic specified in writing by the Department of Health. Pricing: $125/person (participating) $150/person (non-participating); if taken with Mgt. Planner refresher: $200/person (participating) $250/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/eZUESBek8haeyQFX7

15. Special Sept 2020 Series Round 3: Jamboard the Google Whiteboard

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 9/29/2020

This Special September Series is NERIC Model Schools' response to the multiple requests for trainings within the first few days of school. We hope you will find these courses useful.

THIS IS A RERPEAT SESSION. In this asynchronous course, we will explore the functions of the Google Jamboard, which is a whiteboard. Explore the new tools within Jamboard as well as simple ways to use with students.


Registration for this course closes at 7:30 am on Tuesday September 29th.
This course is 100% asynchronous, which means there is NO live webinar session.
You will receive a link to the course on the morning of September 29th, by 8:30 am, and you will have 4 days to complete the course. If you do not receive the link to the course, please check your junk mail for an email from virginia.bond@neric.org.
Start date for this course: September 29th.
End date for this course: October 3rd.

This course will require you to: 1. Watch the pre-recorded video. 2. Complete the Google Form associated with this course.
Attendance will be marked complete within 5 days of the course completion date.
If you have registration questions contact: hilary.dee@neric.org
If you have questions regarding the course and its content contact: virginia.bond@neric.org


Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online link sent out on September 29 am

16. Staff Certification Webinar

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: DDCs, Alt. DDCs, staff who work with scheduling, building principals, and HR staff.

Dates: 9/29/2020

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NYSED has instituted a NEW Staff Certification process beginning 2020-21 school year, where educators who are teaching Out Of Certification will be determined using the course data reported via the SIRS. Join us for an in-depth discussion of this new process, including the SIRS-329 and SIRS-328 Level 2 Reports, and the NYSED Crosswalk, and how to utilize this new process to your district's benefit.

17. Instructional Media Updates for 2020-2021

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 9/29/2020

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This training is intended for librarians from districts who subscribe to the Instructional Media Service through the Capital Region BOCES School Library System. In this hour and a half long session, we will review changes to the service for the 2020-2021 school year, go over usage processes, and field any related questions. Those interested in joining the Instructional Media service and seeking further information are welcome as well.

*If you attended the training on 9/15 you need not attend this session as well. It will be a repeat of that session.*

18. Special Sept 2020 Series Round 3: Advanced Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators,related service providers, administrators, non-instructional staff

Dates: 9/30/2020

This Special September Series is NERIC Model Schools' response to the multiple requests for trainings within the first few days of school. We hope you will find these courses useful.

In this asynchronous course, we will review tips and tricks as well as best practices for using Google Classroom.


Registration for this course closes at 7:30 am on Wednesday September 30th.
This course is 100% asynchronous, which means there is NO live webinar session.
You will receive a link to the course on the morning of September 30th, by 8:30 am, and you will have 4 days to complete the course. If you do not receive the link to the course, please check your junk mail for an email from virginia.bond@neric.org.
Start date for this course: September 30th.
End date for this course: October 5th.

This course will require you to: 1. Watch the pre-recorded video. 2. Complete the Google Form associated with this course.
Attendance will be marked complete within 5 days of the course completion date.
If you have registration questions contact: hilary.dee@neric.org
If you have questions regarding the course and its content contact: virginia.bond@neric.org


Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location:online link sent out on September 30 am

19. Communications Coordinator Meetings AM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 9/30/2020

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts.

20. Communications Coordinator Meetings PM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 9/30/2020

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts.

21. SchoolTool Letters, Labels & Merges [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/1/2020

SchoolTool
Participants in this training will gain an understanding of merging SchoolTool data into letters, lists and labels or other documents. Terms such as keyword, field, merge and XML will be explained. The various types of SchoolTool merges will be reviewed and discipline and attendance letter specifics discussed.

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22. Asbestos Inspector Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/2/2020

The annual refresher shall be a minimum of one-half (1/2) training day and include the following topics: Review and update of state and federal regulations; Review of key aspects of the inspection function; Case studies to highlight important considerations; Any other topic specified in writing by the Department of Health. Pricing: $125/person (participating) $150/person (non-participating); if taken with Mgt. Planner refresher: $200/person (participating) $250/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/qMD6YoCPgKaxzpNv5


Conference

23. Asbestos Management Planner Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/2/2020

The annual refresher training program for Management Planner shall include the Inspector refresher training course and an additional half-day on management planning which will include at a minimum: Review and update of key functions performed; Any other topic specified in writing by the Department of Health. Pricing: $125/person (participating) $150/person (non-participating); if taken with Mgt. Planner refresher: $200/person (participating) $250/person (non-participating). Complete registration form here: https://forms.gle/HSzjP6LovRbqqrWN6


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24. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/5/2020

A one-day refresher course for accredited Supervisors, is required annually. This course reviews any regulatory changes, developments in state-of-the-art procedures for asbestos abatement projects, as well as key elements of the initial training. A one-year extension of accreditation will be issued upon completion of the refresher course. Pricing: $175/person (participating) $225 /person (non-participating) Complete Registration Form here: https://forms.gle/utwkAWgxEMFuEUoP6

25. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/6/2020

SchoolTool
Administrator Overview will provide a concise yet comprehensive look at the features of SchoolTool specific to administrative responsibilities. This will include a brief foundations overview, commonly used reports such as CRDC/BEDS and Student Mobility; the discipline modules with discipline configuration in the maintenance module; and dashboards.

26. Promethean

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/6/2020

Join Promethean as we explore ways to use our interactive solutions in remote or hybrid learning environments.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Location: Online

This event was originally scheduled for 9/10.

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.

27. Promethean

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/6/2020

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Join Promethean as we explore ways to use our interactive solutions in remote or hybrid learning environments.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Location: Online

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.

28. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2020

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

29. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins October 7 and finishes October 14, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/7/2020

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order.

You may begin this class on Schoology on October 7th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on October 14th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of October 7th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

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. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

30. Users Group Meetings

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 10/7/2020

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.000. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans.

31. SchoolTool Security [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Database Administrators

Dates: 10/8/2020

SchoolTool

Participants in this WebEx will learn concepts and skills necessary for maintaining and adjusting security in SchoolTool.


Topics covered will include terminology and local account management including creating a local user account for a faculty member, parent or student, resetting a password, assuming a user account/identity and unlocking an account. Finally, we will discuss user maintenance tasks and options including Google login access, creating new groups, adding/removing users from groups individually or in batch, group reports and locating and adjusting group permissions in the security tree.

32. SchoolTool Data Warehouse Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/13/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide new Chief Information Officers 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.

33. Rosen Digital Webinars on CyberSmarts and Teen CyberSmarts

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 10/14/2020

eBooks to Empower Safe, Savvy Digital Citizens

34. NERIC's Data Warehouse Fall 2020 District Data Coordinator Meeting Webinar

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 10/15/2020

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Please join us for NERIC's Data Warehouse Fall 2020 District Data Coordinator Meeting being held via webinar. This meeting will discuss NYS Reporting Requirements, including 2020-2021 reporting changes; Dataflow; Level 0 Updates; Reporting Reminders; and upcoming deadlines; and provide Resources. This webinar is being offered twice, and the same information will be presented in each session.

35. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 10/15/2020

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. 2020-2021 Principal Collaborative

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/16/2020

The Principal Collaborative is a unique, responsive professional development opportunity for principals and assistant principals to develop their leadership and practice in a joint forum.

Each of this year's seminars will be guided by facilitators from CASDA and BOCES with support from members of the Capital Region Principals Center Board and as in the past, tailored to the interest and needs of participants. Topics will be guided by the input of participants and some topics being considered for 2020 - 2021 include: lessons learned from the reopening of schools (October); SEL; equity; leadership; curriculum, instruction, and standards.

Seminar meetings dates are October 16, November 13, December 11, January 15, February 12, March 12, April 16 and May 14.

37. Digital Integration Blended and Online Learning 101 Fall 2020

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/6/2020

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Blended Learning is a term that has gained popularity in education in the last ten years. But, what does "Blended Learning" really mean? How can a teacher begin to blend technology with traditional instruction in their own classroom? How can an instructor begin to migrate to online instruction? 


Blended Learning 101: Module 1 Module 1 a self-paced online course is divided into five sections: An Introduction to Blended Learning, EdTech Frameworks, Considerations for Teaching Online, Regional Examples of Blended Learning, and How to Get Started in Blended Learning. This module is part of the Blended Learning 101 course. This module is part of the Blended Learning 101 course. Professional Learners are encouraged to pick and choose whichever modules they feel would be useful for their practice. They need not be completed in any specific order or in their entirety. However, it is recommended to start with Module 1.


Contact: elearning@neric.org

38. Introduction to Pixlr - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/23/2020

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: $255
Location: Online

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. NERIC's Data Warehouse Fall 2020 District Data Coordinator Meeting Webinar

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 10/20/2020

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Please join us for NERIC's Data Warehouse Fall 2020 District Data Coordinator Meeting being held via webinar. This meeting will discuss NYS Reporting Requirements, including 2020-2021 reporting changes; Dataflow; Level 0 Updates; Reporting Reminders; and upcoming deadlines; and provide Resources. This webinar is being offered twice, and the same information will be presented in each session.

40. SchoolTool Dashboards - Advanced [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/20/2020

SchoolTool
This hour-long webinar provides a deeper look at data dashboards available in SchoolTool. These dashboards display graphs of district- and building-wide information that can be refined to teacher and student specific information. Sample dashboard data can include: Line charts to compare whether assessment scores have improved from one year to the next. Compare Regents assessment scores to final course scores. View the most common Discipline infractions and drill down to student names.

41. Bridging the Racial Equity Divide- Workshop Series

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, and other support staff as determined by the district

Dates: 10/20/2020 to 12/8/2020

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Session One: Starting the Conversation

October 20, 2020 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

The current events have amplified the need for cross-cultural conversations, from the impact of a global pandemic to the protests against police brutality and racial injustice. While one may be tempted to avoid such topics, it is present in the classroom through students' thoughts. This session will assist educators in creating a safe and supportive space where students can share their thoughts and feelings about sensitive issues and events constructively.

Session Two: Race and Diversity Structures

November 10, 2020 - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Educators play a crucial role in helping students better understand the historical foundations of race and its impact on their own lives. Session Two will focus on the historical perspective of engaging across cultural differences in our public-school system. Participants will explore the effects of the past through the use of the Cultural Proficiency Continuum and expand their understanding of the Equity through Cultural Proficiency tools as a guide to exploring systemic inequities at the state and school level.

Session Three: Engaging Across Differences

December 8, 2020 - 3:30 -4:30 p.m.

Equity is not a strategy. In session three participants reflect on school and classroom level student opportunities for inclusion and access. Participants will continue to engage in courageous conversations around issues that emerge in diverse school environments with an emphasis on opportunity gaps and student access. The training addresses the first steps in the process of developing a culturally relevant teaching classroom by, establishing positive connections, rethinking discipline, and setting high expectations. Participants will engage in interactive activities that will continue to explore the concepts of racial identity and culture to increase student engagement and foster critical thinking.

For additional information, contact Kelly Masline, kelly.masline@neric.org

42. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins October 21 and finishes October 28, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/21/2020

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order.

You may begin this class on Schoology on October 21st, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on October 28th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of October 21st with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

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. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

43. Council Meetings

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 10/21/2020

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local University School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

44. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 10/21/2020

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.

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 11/30/2020

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

Prerequisites: Must have Internet access and a Google Drive/Gmail account. Prior knowledge of Google Drive is strongly recommended.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

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.

46. Google Sheets for Educators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 11/30/2020

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

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

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

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.

47. SchoolTool Actions Tab Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/30/2020

SchoolTool
SchoolTool offers a variety of tools for producing letters, name tags, student directories, Excel lists and other common SchoolTool merges. This session will focus on powerful SchoolTool features to assist clerical, guidance, and super users with these critical day-to-day tasks.

48. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins November 4 and finishes November 11, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/4/2020

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order.

You may begin this class on Schoology on November 4th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on November 11th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of November 4th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

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. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

49. SchoolTool Reports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/5/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover the various ways to report information from SchoolTool so that users are aware of all options: Canned Custom Export Report Action Tab Attendance Letters Discipline Letters Mindex Custom Reports

50. Digitize Your Curriculum - Blended Learning 101 Module 2 Fall 2020

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Teacher

Dates: 11/9/2020 to 12/4/2020

New
An early step in Blended Learning is to digitize current material to host within a Learning Management System. Topics for this self-paced online course include Smart Phone document scanners, Accessible Document Design, Universal Design for Learning, Infographics, Hyper Docs, Discussion boards, and Embedding in Schoology, Google classroom, or LMS of your choice. This module is part of the Blended Learning 101 course. Professional Learners are encouraged to pick and choose whichever modules they feel would be useful for their practice. They need not be completed in any specific order or in their entirety. However, it is recommended to start with Module 1


Contact: elearning@neric.org

51. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 11/10/2020

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food


Conference

52. Asbestos O&M Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 11/17/2020

This program is for operations and maintenance (O and M) workers who work on minor projects but do not work on small asbestos projects or large asbestos projects. It is intended for all operations and maintenance staff of an employer who perform minor asbestos projects on the premises of that employer. This program will be a minimum of two training days. Four (4) hours of hands-on exercises are required. Pricing: $150/person (participating) $175/person (non-participating). Complete registration for here: https://forms.gle/amWMA9h9vdsehPFT8

53. Communications Coordinator Meetings AM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 11/17/2020

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts.

54. Communications Coordinator Meetings PM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 11/17/2020

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts.

55. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/17/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar covers issues related to local and network account management within SchoolTool including permissions security groups, adding/editing/removing faculty accounts, controlling access levels, and auditing user activity.

56. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 11/18/2020

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.

57. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/19/2020

SchoolTool
This session covers issues related to local and network account management within SchoolTool including permissions security groups, adding/editing/removing faculty accounts, controlling access levels, and auditing user activity.

58. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 11/19/2020

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

59. SchoolTool Custom Exports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/20/2020

SchoolTool
This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within SchoolTool. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting.

60. SchoolTool Custom Exports - Using Column Formulas [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/1/2020

SchoolTool
This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within SchoolTool. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting. We will discuss common problems encountered while working with custom exports. We will also focus on more complicated filtering strategies.

61. SchoolTool Census Check-Up [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/1/2020

SchoolTool
This session covers common issues related to census management such as duplicate entries, census auditing of missing addresses and emancipated students, merging addresses, and common issues with mailings.

62. SchoolTool Census Check-Up [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/3/2020

SchoolTool
This session covers common issues related to census management such as duplicate entries, census auditing of missing addresses and emancipated students, merging addresses, and common issues with mailings.

63. SchoolTool Student/Parent - Mobile App [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/3/2020

SchoolTool
Attendees of this session will see demonstrations of both the SchoolTool student and parent portals, including viewing student demographics, grades, attendance, assessments, discipline and other available data. The SchoolTool Mobile app will be also be reviewed, with "what's new" information and best practice talking points for implementation discussed.

64. Positive Digital Citizenship - Blended Learning 101 Module 3 Winter 2020

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 1/22/2021

New

Digital Citizenship for Blended Teachers. This self-paced online course shifts the focus of Digital Citizenship from risk avoidance and fear-based model to a more holistic positive view. This course seeks to help teachers model proactive and empathetic behavior on the World Wide Web. By shifting the loci from what one shouldn't do to what one should do to be a responsible and empathetic digital citizen, discussions with students on this topic can be more impactful. Topics include: Personally Identifiable Information, Managing Your Digital Identity, Professional Learning Networks, Digital Leadership, Copy Right, Personal Safety, and Curriculum Integration. This module is part of the Blended Learning 101 course. Professional Learners are encouraged to pick and choose whichever modules they feel would be useful for their practice. They need not be completed in any specific order or in their entirety. However, it is recommended to start with Module 1.


Contact: elearning@neric.org

SchoolTool
This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

66. SchoolTool Keyword Troubleshooting for Experienced Users [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Users familiar with keywords and merge documents in SchoolTool

Dates: 12/8/2020

SchoolTool
Participants in this training will gain an understanding of merging SchoolTool data into letters, lists, labels or other documents. We will explore the various troubleshooting methods for fixing stubborn keywords that fail to merge data.

67. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/8/2020

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

68. SchoolTool Rollover - Next Year Scheduling Prep Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/10/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the SchoolTool rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.
SchoolTool
This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

70. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 12/16/2020

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.

71. SchoolTool New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/17/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a demonstration of new SchoolTool features introduced by Mindex during the FIRST half of the year.

72. SchoolTool Student Electronic Data Transfer I & II [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/5/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover how to share student data electronically by use of online pre-registration and by electronic data transfer.

Part I: This includes the configuration of district connections and online pre-registration tokens, sharing options, home district setup, and security permissions.

Part II: This includes the process of sending and receiving student data, troubleshooting connection errors, and a brief overview of the grade retrieval feature.
SchoolTool
This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the SchoolTool rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.

74. SchoolTool Elements of GPA Calculations [ALB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 1/8/2021

SchoolTool
Course description pending...

75. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 1/12/2021

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

76. Purpose in my Pocket: A Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 1/12/2021

"Purpose in my Pocket' is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature"!

Titles by month: For the following dates, please have the associated novel read: - January 12 - Sickened: a Memoir of Munchausen By Proxy by Julie Gregory - February 9 - The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks - March 9 - Riding the Bus with my Sister: How I Learned to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride by Rachel Simon - April 13 - There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism by Judy and and Sean Barron - May 11- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn - June 8- Like Sound through Water: A Mother's Journey through Auditory Processing Disorder by Karen Foli

77. Council Meetings

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 1/13/2021

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local University School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

78. SchoolTool Registrar and Census [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/14/2021

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.

79. SchoolTool Course Selections Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/19/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will be an introduction or refresher of SchoolTool student course selection data entry and maintenance. Specific topics to be covered will include entering student course selections, removing and editing course selections, as well as using the advanced search to find students with a specific course selection. Also to be covered will be useful reports for working with student course selections.

80. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 1/20/2021

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.

81. SchoolTool HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II [SLL]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 3/2/2021

SchoolTool

Part I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule and an overview of analysis reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports.

Part II: Participants attending this working session should have prior SchoolTool scheduling experience or have attended HS/MS Scheduling I class. Bring your documents for the next school year and a NERIC Coordinator will be there to provide assistance as needed.

82. SchoolTool HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/4/2021 to 3/4/2021

SchoolTool

Part I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule and an overview of analysis reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports.

Part II: Participants attending this working session should have prior SchoolTool scheduling experience or have attended HS/MS Scheduling I class. Bring your documents for the next school year and a NERIC Coordinator will be there to provide assistance as needed.

83. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2021

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

84. Purpose in my Pocket: A Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 2/9/2021

"Purpose in my Pocket' is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature"!

Titles by month: For the following dates, please have the associated novel read: - January 12 - Sickened: a Memoir of Munchausen By Proxy by Julie Gregory - February 9 - The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks - March 9 - Riding the Bus with my Sister: How I Learned to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride by Rachel Simon - April 13 - There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism by Judy and and Sean Barron - May 11- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn - June 8- Like Sound through Water: A Mother's Journey through Auditory Processing Disorder by Karen Foli

85. SchoolTool HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II [ALB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/11/2021 to 3/11/2021

SchoolTool

Part I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule and an overview of analysis reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports.

Part II: Participants attending this working session should have prior SchoolTool scheduling experience or have attended HS/MS Scheduling I class. Bring your documents for the next school year and a NERIC Coordinator will be there to provide assistance as needed.

86. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/11/2021

SchoolTool
This session covers issues related to local and network account management within SchoolTool including permissions security groups, adding/editing/removing faculty accounts, controlling access levels, and auditing user activity.

87. Communications Coordinator Meetings AM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 3/3/2021

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts.

88. Communications Coordinator Meetings PM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 3/3/2021

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts.

89. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 3/4/2021

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

90. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 3/9/2021

SchoolTool
Administrator Overview will provide a concise yet comprehensive look at the features of schooltoolTM specific to administrative responsibilities. This will include a brief foundations overview, commonly used reports such as CRDC/BEDS and Student Mobility; the discipline modules with discipline configuration in the maintenance module; and dashboards.

91. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 3/9/2021

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

92. Purpose in my Pocket: A Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 3/9/2021

"Purpose in my Pocket' is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature"!

Titles by month: For the following dates, please have the associated novel read: - January 12 - Sickened: a Memoir of Munchausen By Proxy by Julie Gregory - February 9 - The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks - March 9 - Riding the Bus with my Sister: How I Learned to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride by Rachel Simon - April 13 - There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism by Judy and and Sean Barron - May 11- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn - June 8- Like Sound through Water: A Mother's Journey through Auditory Processing Disorder by Karen Foli

93. Council Meetings

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 3/16/2021

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local University School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

94. SchoolTool Employability Profile Development Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 3/23/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will be an overview of the use of the SchoolTool CDOS and Employability Profile reports at BOCES and Component Districts. Topics to be covered will be the best practices of CDOS and Employability Profile development at a district; determining and configuring the format of each report; how to use course topics to create your districts reports; assigning a grading scale to the reports and linking it to report formats; and assigning the grading scale to your course topics. From an administrative perspective we will also cover how teachers/administrators submit CDOS/Employability Profile scores, configuring security access to the reports, and running the reports.

95. Users Group Meetings

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 3/24/2021

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.000. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans.

96. SchoolTool Introduction to Dashboards [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 4/8/2021

SchoolTool
This hour-long webinar provides an overview of data dashboards available in SchoolTool that display graphs of district- and building-wide information that can be refined to teacher and student specific information. Sample dashboard data can include: Line charts to compare whether assessment scores have improved from one year to the next. Compare Regents assessment scores to final course scores. View the most common Discipline infractions and drill down to student names.
SchoolTool
This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

98. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 4/13/2021

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that celebrate diversity and can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 20-21 school year.

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

99. Purpose in my Pocket: A Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 4/13/2021

"Purpose in my Pocket' is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature"!

Titles by month: For the following dates, please have the associated novel read: - January 12 - Sickened: a Memoir of Munchausen By Proxy by Julie Gregory - February 9 - The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks - March 9 - Riding the Bus with my Sister: How I Learned to Slow Down and Enjoy the Ride by Rachel Simon - April 13 - There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism by Judy and and Sean Barron - May 11- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn - June 8- Like Sound through Water: A Mother's Journey through Auditory Processing Disorder by Karen Foli

100. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 4/14/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover everything needed to get started in SchoolTool. Topics will be relevant to all users, and designed to provide a solid foundation for working efficiently in specific modules such as Attendance, Counseling or Discipline . Specific topics will include SchoolTool terminology and navigation, using the basic search to view student demographic, schedule, attendance or other information, key reports for everyday tasks as well as introduction to SchoolTool advanced search and export options.
SchoolTool
This webinar will provide an overview of entering CTE program information in the CIP field within the student record. Topics to be covered will be CIP information, Program Intensity and ending student records, state reporting, and best practices.