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1. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting (January 2022)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 1/28/2022

It has been another challenging school year start; but as always, you've overcome the obstacles and leveraged your skills to get students what they need. Thank you!

We invite you to join us at the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting, to allow veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and TAs), those new to the DL environment, and even those thinking about entering the DL arena for the first time to continue the conversations regarding successes, common pain points, and growing the DL program in ever changing learning environments.

Please note that due to the current situation regarding the pandemic, the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting on Friday, January 28th from 12:30 to 2:30pm will be held 100% virtually. Please register soon to hold your place. We will send out the meeting details (virtual join link) closer to the date of the meeting to those who have registered.

Please email dl@neric.org by January 26th with your topics of discussion and questions you would like covered. Once we hear from you, we will announce the topics used to launch the forum discussions.

Until we meet on the 28th, stay well!

Eileen Drescher, Melissa Boucher, Mike Sylofski, & Mary Graham-Morris

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

2. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting (June 2022)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 6/21/2022

Location: Albany Rooms

As we come to the close of Spring 2022, we would like to thank all of you for providing amazing learning opportunities to students all across New York State!

We encourage you to join us at the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting, to allow veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and TAs), those new to the DL environment, and even those simply curious about the DL network, to continue the conversations regarding successes, common pain points, and growing the DL program in this ever changing learning environment.

The June Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting will be a hybrid event held on Tuesday, June 21st from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at NERIC - 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd and virtually via Webex. For those attending in person at NERIC in Albany, we will be providing lunch at 12:00pm, so be sure to arrive by noon!

Please register soon to hold your place. We will send a survey (to indicate your preference for attending in person or virtually) and the virtual join link closer to the date of the meeting to those who have registered.

Please email dl@neric.org by June 17th with your topics of discussion and questions you would like covered during the meeting. Once we hear from you, we will announce the topics used to launch the forum discussions.

We hope to see many of you, in person or virtually, on the 21st. Until then, stay well.

-Eileen Drescher, Melissa Boucher, Mike Sylofski, & Mary Graham-Morris

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

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/5/2022 to 7/6/2022

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

4. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins July 6 and Ends July 13

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/6/2022

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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.

You may begin this class on Schoology on July 6th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on July 13th, 2022. You will receive an email the morning of July 6th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register. We do NOT need your payment before the class begins.

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.

There will be a 5-10 business day processing period beginning after course session ends before your information is sent to NYSED. Please keep this in mind when planning for your deadlines.

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

5. Balancing Conversation: A Book Study About Talking Less So That Your Students Do More

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/6/2022 to 8/3/2022

Location: Online

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In this course you will learn how to support your students in reading instruction and beyond as they do more of the work. You will learn how to say less so your students can say more as you explore the book Who's Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. This book study will support you in your planning of daily reading instruction across all content areas. You will also gain experience with Google Docs, Google Drive, Flipgrid and Schoology. You will leave this course with plans to use in your classroom and a possible change in mindset for your daily instruction.

Participants must have access to the book Who's Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. Open to all, but best suited for K-5.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

6. Adventures in Graphica: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/6/2022 to 8/3/2022

Location: Online

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How many times have you heard a student say "I don't like to read and I really don't like to write”? Well here is a chance to engage your most reluctant readers and writers in that process. We will introduce you to this popular medium and suggest sources of appropriate graphica for the classroom and for particular students. Through research based practices we will use a variety of digital platforms, as well as traditional ones, to provide a roadmap for teaching the use of graphica with students in your classrooms.

We will be referencing the text Adventures in Graphica Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6 By Terry Thompson. The text is not required, and instructors will provide more information once the course begins.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/6/2022 to 8/3/2022

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: $265
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.

8. Start With Joy: Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness, A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/6/2022 to 8/3/2022

Location: Online

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Start with Joy links what we know from the science of happiness to what we know about effective literacy instruction. Literacy learning is full of opportunities for students to learn tools to live a happy life. The seven pillars: Connection, Choice, Challenge, Play, Story, Discovery, and Movement will make your classroom more joyful, playful, and purposeful. This book is designed to help you master these pillars so that you can help your students to become stronger readers, writers, and communicators while also helping them learn the critical life skills of how to be happy now and for the future.

Participants must have access to the book Start with Joy: Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness by Katie Egan Cunningham.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

9. Google Sites for Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/7/2022 to 8/18/2022

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During this course, focusing on web page creation for the classroom, 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

During the course you will learn about Google Sites by building a website for your class and will examine various uses for Sites in your classroom. As an added benefit, you will see how to use other Google apps and services in conjunction with your site.

To keep your spot in the course, the first module of the course must be completed by 7/14. After that, the modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as all modules and the final project is completed by 8/18. You will need a personal Google account for this course. Instructions on how to access the course will be sent via MyLearningPlan by the course start date.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

10. SchoolTool Grade Advancement [MAL]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/7/2022

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

11. Building a Classroom of Digital Citizens: Savvy, Social and Safe Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/8/2022 to 7/29/2022

Location: Online

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Digital citizenship is about much more than online safety - it's also about creating thoughtful, compassionate citizens who can make ethical judgments while working and having recreation and social time online. This course will prepare you to teach students how to engage respectfully online, use technology to share knowledge in responsible ways, and critically evaluate the validity of information. We will explore a number of resources to help you achieve these goals. This course is appropriate for all educators.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

12. ELA & SS Tech Tool Smackdown Part 2

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/8/2022 to 7/29/2022

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Following up on the first mini-course of smackdown tools, join us again for another hour to explore even more tools. A full one hour of learning about and exploring the quality content that is available (free) online to support your curriculum.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $80.00
Course Type: Asynchronous 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.

13. Math & Science Tech Tool Smackdown Part 2

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/8/2022 to 7/29/2022

NewStarting Soon
Following up on the first mini-course of smackdown tools, join us again for another hour to explore even more tools. A full one hour of learning about and exploring the quality content that is available (free) online to support your curriculum.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $80.00
Course Type: Asynchronous 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.

14. Online Project Tools for Literacy Activities

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/8/2022 to 7/29/2022

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In this class you will use online tools to learn different styles of creating and presenting student projects for literacy activities. The tools will also provide differentiation opportunities for student synthesis and expression. This course has no live meetings and can be completed anytime between the start and end dates shown.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $265
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.

15. The Culturally Responsive Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/8/2022 to 7/29/2022

Location: Online

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This course will provide an overview of culturally responsive teaching pedagogy, and will focus on instructional technology resources to support teaching in cross-cultural or multicultural contexts.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

16. EDU Gotta Know1: Chrome Browser

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/11/2022

What are those "gotta knows" that all educators need to know about the Google browser, Chrome? The Chrome browser will do so much more than just search and it's time to learn the magic! This 1-hour, hands-on session will focus on updating the browser, chrome profiles, password management, the magic on the bookmark bar, creating startup pages and many other tricks and tips to increase educator, and even student, efficiency.


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: $80.00
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.

17. Young Adult Literature and Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/19/2022

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This course is designed for teachers who wish to update and enhance their knowledge of children's and/or young adult literature. Over the six week duration, participants will submit a self-introduction, respond to an article, read and review books, and think about how technology can be used to teach literature in the classroom.

*Participants are encouraged to start reading books/novels prior to the course start date.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

18. Adapting Old-School Worksheets into New-School Interactive Assignments

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/11/2022

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Old-School New-School is an asynchronous class that concentrates on helping teachers transform printed worksheets into visually appealing and engaging slides that students can manipulate and answer. The course consists of 5 mini-video lessons that discuss graphic design principles and Google Slide tech tips. Each video is under ten minutes but ends with an optional directive to help attendees practice the skills discussed.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $135.00
Course Type: Webinar

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

19. Boom Cards

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/22/2022

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In this 15-hour online course, we will explore Boom Cards. Boom Cards are self-grading, paperless, interactive lessons. They are ideal for differentiation. The entire class can work on the same deck, or you can assign different topics to different students. Boom Cards are perfect for use in 1:1 classrooms, centers, or interactive whiteboards. Students can play on any device with a modern internet browser such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, iPads, and Chromebooks. Students work at their own pace. Students get immediate feedback. A correct answer moves them to the next question, but an incorrect answer requires the student to try again. Boom Cards are great for any grade level and any content area. During the course, you will learn how to select pre-made lessons from the site and make your own lessons.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

20. Disruptive Thinking In Our Classrooms: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 7/31/2022

Location: Online

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

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Learners for Their Future by Eric Sheninger. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

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

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

21. Google Forms: In and Out of the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/15/2022

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 Google Workspace. 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 addons. 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: $265
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.

22. How to GoogleSLIDE into Effective Lesson Planning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/12/2022

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This course will teach you how to use Google Slides as a lesson planning and instructional tool. We will offer some instruction on the basic skills of Google Slides that teachers will need to know to create targeted and engaging lessons. Participants will be provided with some example lessons using Google Slides and other helpful resources, and will make a lesson planning template in Google Slides that can be used in any content area. As a culminating project, participants will create a lesson to turn in as evidence of learning/participation.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $135
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.

23. Inspire Your Readers... Be a Book Whisperer

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/15/2022

Location: Online

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Did you know that free voluntary reading is the largest predictor of student success? Using selected readings from Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer, we will explore ways to engage students in voluntary reading. We will examine how to motivate your readers using technology applications such as Google Forms, Google Slides, and WordArt. We will discuss the use of e-reading sites. We aim to meet participants wherever they are in their journey to inspire their students to love reading.

Participants must have access to The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

24. Streamlining Teacher Screen Time: Making The Most out of Google Assignments and Scoring

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/11/2022

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This is an asynchronous course that is composed of four mini-video lessons. Each video shares tips and tricks for how to select the right Google-digital tool for the assignment-at-hand while creating the most authentic learning experiences, making grading more manageable, and feedback more effective.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $135.00
Course Type: Webinar

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

25. New York State Science Learning Standards: Unpack, Understand and Apply

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/12/2022

In this workshop, teachers will gain a basic understanding of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). This workshop is intended for teachers just beginning to shift to the NYSSLS. Participants will learn the basic structure of NYSSLS and experience phenomena to gain a deeper understanding and be immersed in the new standards. Teachers will examine how the Performance Expectations build over time from Grades K thru 12. Participants will examine the Science and Engineering Practice (SEP's), Crosscutting Concepts (CCC's), and Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI's) and how they work together to provide students with a three-dimensional approach to learning. Teachers will identify a phenomenon and work to create lessons to use in the classroom incorporating the new standards.

26. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/12/2022

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover essential concepts and skills 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.

27. SchoolTool Grade Advancement [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/12/2022

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

28. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 7/12/2022

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.

29. Cultivating Women in Leadership

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/13/2022

Join us in Albany, NY for our annual Statewide NYSAWA conference, Cultivating Women in Leadership. Participants will hear from two national speakers, Maggie Chan Jones and Julia Rafal-Baer, on the importance of sponsorship and the research/experiences around female leaders who pursue the superintendency. There will also be time built into the day to network with colleagues and hear from female leaders from across the state who are making a difference every day. Leaders at all levels - this is a must attend summer conference! The Power of Sponsorship - Maggie Chan Jones To learn more go to: https://tenshey.com/our-story/ Julia Rafal-Baer - Investing in Leaders. Invested in Change To learn more go to: https://www.ilogroup.com/team/julia-rafal-baer/ Location: Renaissance Hotel, Albany, NY Date/Time: July, 13, 2022, 8-3:30. Optional reception July 12, 2022, 4-6 p.m. Cost: 290.00 per person - Included in the price is a continental breakfast, lunch and Maggie Chan Jones' book, Decoding Sponsorship - The Secret Strategy to Accelerate Your Career and Launch Into Leadership If paying by check, please make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES.

30. CAYAC - Come As You Are Coding July 14 South

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/14/2022

Have you been "dying" to use robots more in your classroom but you're stuck on the coding piece of it? Or have you conquered basic coding and you are now ready to kick it up a level? If either one of these are true, (or maybe something in the middle), this full day session will work to bring your coding up a notch. We will focus on block and text coding, through code.org, Tynker, Minecraft EDU, Scratch and some possible other resources for advanced users. The afternoon will be focused on the connections between curriculum, NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards, coding and robots. Hands-on robot time will be included.

An optional extension for an additional 4 hours will be included which will be done asynchronously through Google Classroom. This option will be covered during the the live session.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $215.00
Location: in-person and 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.

31. SchoolTool Locker Module Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/14/2022

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

32. CAYAC - Come As You Are Coding July 15 North

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/15/2022

Have you been "dying" to use robots more in your classroom but you're stuck on the coding piece of it? Or have you conquered basic coding and you are now ready to kick it up a level? If either one of these are true, (or maybe something in the middle), this full day session will work to bring your coding up a notch. We will focus on block and text coding, through code.org, Tynker, Minecraft EDU, Scratch and some possible other resources for advanced users. The afternoon will be focused on the connections between curriculum, NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards, coding and robots. Hands-on robot time will be included.

An optional extension for an additional 4 hours will be included which will be done asynchronously through Google Classroom. This option will be covered during the the live session.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $215.00
Location: in-person and 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.

33. Google Docs for Collaboration and Meaningful Feedback

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/17/2022 to 8/6/2022

Location: Online

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. While this course will be most useful to those who are relatively new to using Google Docs, even experienced users will 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.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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. EDU Gotta Know2: Google Drive

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/18/2022

What do you "gotta know" about Google Drive? Isn't it just aplace to store my files? Yes, but let's take our organization, structure and management of Drive up a notch or two. This one hour session will focus on creating files and folders, as well as uploading to them, sharing, multiple types and parts of drive, advanced searching (the ultimate time saver) and tricks to make Drive more manageable.


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: $80.00
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.

35. Blended Learning with Google: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 8/7/2022

Location: Online

New
COVID-19 has challenged the art of teaching and traditional school as we knew it. Blended Learning with Google: Your Guide to DYNAMIC Teaching and Learning will give educators practical ideas for using Google tools to create dynamic learning experiences in all school communities, whether in person, online, remote, hybrid, or something else. Don't let the Google part scare you away. Even if you're not a Google school, dynamic strategies mentioned in this book can be implemented using similar Microsoft tools. This book study course will challenge you to think differently about how to approach blended learning in your classroom and will provide strategies for learning in a post-COVID 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 Blended Learning with Google: Your Guide to DYNAMIC Teaching and Learning by Kasey Bell. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Blended Learning with Google: Your Guide to DYNAMIC Teaching and Learning by Kasey Bell

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

36. Daring Greatly: A Tech-Infused Book Study with Self Reflection Through Vulnerability

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 8/7/2022

Location: Online

New
What does it mean to dare greatly? What does it look like to be vulnerable? With support from Brene Brown's book we will be reflecting on having the courage to be vulnerable. Through Google, multimedia journaling, and reflection we will help you transform the way you live, love, parent, and lead.

Participants must have access to the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.

This class will now be held 7/18 - 8/7.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

37. Flipgrid

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 8/7/2022

Location: Online

New
Flipgrid is a free, fun, and easy video tool that allows teachers to post "Topics" that are essentially videos with some accompanying text. This is then shared with students, who can be prompted to respond. Flipgrid makes it easy for teachers to gather information about student understanding and growth. It also gives teachers the opportunity to hear from all of their students, even the ones who are reserved due to language barriers, speech impediments, or lack of confidence. The service works online so it can be accessed via web browser from nearly any device, or through the app, making it good for laptops, tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks, and desktop computers. Once you get started with Flipgrid, you will be dreaming up new ways to impact learning using this powerful tool!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

38. Google Sheets for Educators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 8/22/2022

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: $265
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.

39. Introduction to Pixlr

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 8/22/2022

Pixlr is a free online cloud-based image editing tool that runs on both the PC and Mac platforms. It's a dynamic 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: $265
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.

40. Tech Like a PIRATE: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 8/7/2022

Location: Online

New
Tech Like a PIRATE is the newest addition in the pirate collection for educators. Come aboard as we set sail on an adventure that will provide a treasure trove of technology tools, strategies, and inspiration to hook your students in a thrilling and memorable experience in learning. You'll take home plenty of loot after this book study.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Tech Like a PIRATE: Using Classroom Technology to Create an Experience and Make Learning Memorable by Matt Miller. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently.

Participants must have access to the book Tech Like a PIRATE: Using Classroom Technology to Create an Experience and Make Learning Memorable by Matt Miller.

This course will now be held 7/18-8/7.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
Course Type: Online Course

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

41. Using TikTok in the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 8/7/2022

Location: Online

New
With over a 100 million active user the U.S. and nearly 700 million worldwide (CNBC), TikTok is quickly becoming the hottest social media app. The mobile platform allows users to create, edit, and share short video clips that are jazzed up with filters and the latest music trends. It has proven to be highly successful with younger audiences. This course will teach you how to create your first TikTok and utilize TikTok content in your classroom. A discussion about concerns regarding TikTik will also be included.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $265
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.

42. Lightning Learning Series 1: Wakelet with VIrginia

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/18/2022

Lightning Learning Series: Want a quick, yet informative, overview of new software? Check out the Lightning Learning Series! 6 days for 20 minutes
Wakelet is a content curation and sharing platform where teachers and students can save and organize links, social media posts, videos, and images. Join Virginia to learn about Wakelet.


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: $80.00
Location: Online via Webex

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

43. Lead Evaluator Refresher

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principal and Teacher Evaluators

Dates: 7/19/2022

This training supports districts in training Lead Evaluators of teachers in need of a REFRESHER in accordance with Education Law 3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019. The focus for these sessions is to review knowledge of the NYS Teaching Standards, Evidence Based Observation techniques, Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and use of the state approved professional practice rubrics to anchor effective feedback. Lead evaluator training participation will be reported to districts upon completion.

44. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/19/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Grade 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

45. Lightning Learning Series 2: Screencastify with Meaghan

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/19/2022

Lightning Learning Series: Want a quick, yet informative, overview of new software? Check out the Lightning Learning Series! 6 days for 20 minutes
Screencastify makes it easy to record, edit, and share videos of your computer screen. Recordings can easily be shared via email, embedding code, YouTube, Google Classroom, and more.


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 (meaghan.whitten@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 from 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: $80.00
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.

46. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/19/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Grade 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

47. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins July 20 and Ends July 27

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/20/2022

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.

You may begin this class on Schoology on July 20th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on July 27th, 2022. You will receive an email the morning of July 20th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register. We do NOT need your payment before the class begins.

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.

There will be a 5-10 business day processing period beginning after course session ends before your information is sent to NYSED. Please keep this in mind when planning for your deadlines.

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

48. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/20/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Grade Smithsonian Science Kit 'How Can We Change An Objectʾs Motion?' Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

49. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/20/2022

Join Jen Gonyea, Director of Science at Bethlehem CSD, to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Grade Smithsonian Science Kit 'STC - Exploring Weather' Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

50. SchoolTool Census and Registrar [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/20/2022

SchoolTool
This class 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.

51. Lightning Learning Series 3: EdPuzzle with Hilary

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/20/2022

Lightning Learning Series: Want a quick, yet informative, overview of new software? Check out the Lightning Learning Series! 6 days for 20 minutes
EdPuzzle an online video editing and formative assessment tool that lets teachers cut, crop, and organize videos. But it does so much more, too.


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 (hilary.dee@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 from 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: $80.00
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.

52. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/20/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Grade 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

53. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/20/2022

Join Jen Gonyea, Director of Science at Bethlehem CSD, to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Grade Smithsonian Science Kit 'STC - Exploring Plants & Animals' Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

54. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/21/2022

Join Jen Gonyea, Director of Science at Bethlehem CSD, to cover the basics of the Kindergarten Grade Smithsonian Science Kit 'STC - Exploring Forces & Motion' Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

55. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/21/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the First 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

56. Lightning Learning Series 4: Code.org with Meaghan

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/21/2022

Lightning Learning Series: Want a quick, yet informative, overview of new software? Check out the Lightning Learning Series! 6 days for 20 minutes
Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Learn about the treasures within and how to make them come alive for your students.


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 (hilary.dee@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 from 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: $80.00
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.

57. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling Beginner [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/21/2022

SchoolTool
This session covers elementary scheduling from A-Z in a structured step-by-step fashion. Recommended for users in their first few years working with elementary schedules.

58. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/21/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the First Grade Smithsonian Science Kit 'Light Our Way' Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

59. Lightning Learning Series 5: Nearpod with Sharon

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/22/2022

Lightning Learning Series: Want a quick, yet informative, overview of new software? Check out the Lightning Learning Series! 6 days for 20 minutes
Nearpod is an online tool that allows teachers to use slide-based teaching both in the classroom, synchronously and asynchronously.


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 (sharon.matthews@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 from 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: $80.00
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.

60. EDU Gotta Know3: Docs & Slides

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/25/2022

What else could I possibly "gotta know" about Docs & Slides? Learn some of the time saving tips and tricks that make use of these two tools invaluable to any classroom (as well as using Word and Powerpoint) collaboration, download options, and some fun tricks with images, video and audio. These "gotta knows" will change your use of Docs and Slides forever!


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: $80.00
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.

61. Daring To Lead: Continuing Your Daring Journey

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 8/29/2022

Location: Online

New
"How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?” With support from Brene Brown's book we will do brave work and have tough conversations. "Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It's about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage. The world is desperate for braver leaders. It's time for all of us to step up.” Through Google, Canva, Diaro, we will help you transform the way you live, love, parent, and lead. Come on this journey of self-discovery with us.

Participants must have access to the book Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.by Brene Brown.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

62. Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters (Book Study)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 8/12/2022

Location: Online

New
Disrupting Thinking (from the same authors of Notice and Note) tackles the lack of engagement with reading. Too many students remain disengaged and reluctant readers. The problem, the authors suggest, is that we have misrepresented to students why we read and how we ought to approach any text - fiction or nonfiction. The book includes hands-on-strategies and ideas for helping teachers: create engagement and relevance, encourage responsive and responsible reading, deepen comprehension, and develop lifelong reading habits. Through this book study we will discuss the book, share ideas and strategies, and use technology to support the use of strategies in your classroom.

Participants will need a copy of Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

63. Educational Duct Tape: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 8/14/2022

Location: Online

New
Are you overwhelmed by the multitude of educational technology tools options out there? Are you not sure where to start and lacking the time to learn about every new edtech tool? Educational Duct Tape will be your guide to selecting the right tools for your classroom. Through hilariously entertaining stories about things like tater tots, bounce houses, shirt sleeves, crying grapes, and beards, Jake Miller shares his knowledge and compares tools for assessments, blogging, screencasting, audio projects, video creation, apps, infographics, and so much more. This book study will help you to overcome edtech decision paralysis and enable you to select the right tool for your classroom so that you can start using them immediately.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Educational Duct Tape: An Edtech Integration Mindset by Jake Miller. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Educational Duct Tape: An Edtech Integration Mindset by Jake Miller.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

64. Inspire Your Readers... Be a Game Changer

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 8/29/2022

Location: Online

New
This course is for teachers and teacher-librarians that have enjoyed our other tech-infused courses utilizing Donalyn Miller's books (or if you want to get into the "book whispering” mindset for the first time). Focus on strategies to improve book access for all kids and help students find a love for reading. We'll include ways to ignite your readers using technology applications such as Padlet, YouTube and Google Slides.

Participants must have access to Game Changer by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp. There is no prerequisite or prior course participation necessary.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

65. Lightning Learning Series 6: Whiteboard.fi with Virginia

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 7/25/2022

Lightning Learning Series: Want a quick, yet informative, overview of new software? Check out the Lightning Learning Series! 6 days for 20 minutes
Whiteboard.fi is an instant formative assessment tool for your classroom, providing you with live feedback and immediate overview over your students.


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 from 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: $80.00
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.

66. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the First 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

67. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2022

Join Jen Gonyea, Director of Science at Bethlehem CSD, to cover the basics of the Second 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

68. Training for "New" Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2022

This one day in-person training will focus on the lead evaluation process as it relates to principals. Participants will review and discuss: NYS's required components of APPR 3012d as it applies to Principal Evaluation. Professional Standards for Educational Leadership. Supporting principals-best practices, rubric thoughts and future considerations and Principals' role as lead evaluators of teachers. Presented by Dr. Mary-Fox-Alter, Assistant Program Director for the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Manhattanville College.

69. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [ALB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/26/2022

SchoolTool
This session covers elementary scheduling as a brief overview. 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.

70. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2022

Join Jen Gonyea, Director of Science at Bethlehem CSD, to cover the basics of the First 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

71. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Second Grade Smithsonian Science Kit 'What Can Maps Tell Us About Land And Water?' Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

72. Frontline PLMS User Group

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Administrators, administrative assistants, support staff using Frontline

Dates: 7/27/2022

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

The objectives include:
* Overview of the interface and button functionalities
* 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.

There will be embedded work time built into the schedule. 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 and support staff who work regularly within PLMS, it is NOT intended for end users.

73. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/27/2022

Join Jen Gonyea, Director of Science at Bethlehem CSD, to cover the basics of the Second 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

74. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/27/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Third 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

75. Recertification Training for Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/27/2022

This 1/2 day virtual workshop is for those who have previously attended the Certification for Lead Evaluators of Principals Workshop and will focus on the evaluation process as it relates to principals. Participants will review the Standards for Educational Leadership and recommended NY State rubrics that are available to lead evaluators and review the process and best practices for site visits. Presented by Mary Fox-Alter, Assistant Program Director for the Doctoral program in Educational Leadership for Manhattanville College.

76. Frontline EEMS User Group

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Administrators, administrative assistants, support staff using Frontline

Dates: 7/27/2022

It's summer and that means it's time to get your evaluation system prepped for the new school year. Join Colin, Fatima and Virginia to spend some time digging into your district's evaluation system and begin the clean-up.

The objectives for the session include:
* review of the evaluation components with EEMS
* learn how and when to use process view vs detailed view
* visit your district evaluation forms
* learn the evaluation form life cycle
* and use this time to clean up your system!

There will be embedded work time built into the schedule. 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 and support staff who work regularly within EEMS.

77. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/27/2022

Join Jen Gonyea, Director of Science at Bethlehem CSD, to cover the basics of the Second 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

78. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/27/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Third 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

79. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/28/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Third 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

80. Teaching and Learning in the Maker Space

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component School Librarians

Dates: 7/28/2022

Led by Emma Willard Librarian, Caroline Buinicky, this full day PD will go beyond exploring different maker space tools and supplies. We will focus on incorporating making into classes, projects, and library events. Caroline will share examples from her own well-established maker space, and leave plenty of time for experimenting and collaborative planning.

81. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/28/2022

Join Jen Gonyea, Director of Science at Bethlehem CSD, to cover the basics of the Third 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

82. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Bootcamp and Test Time LIVE and In-Person

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: anyone seeking to get the Google Certified Educator Level 1 certification

Dates: 7/29/2022

Are you interested in taking )or retaking) the Google Educator Level 1 exam? The format for this certification changed in September 2021 so this is a great time to come and prep for the new test taking experience. There will also be time designated in the afternoon if you wish to take the exam that day. Materials will be provided before the session for review and hours will be rewarded for the review prep. This face-to-face session will be used to discuss the test format, review any possible trouble spots and to prepare for taking, even retaking, the Google Level 1 exam. Please bring a device.

All participants will be sent links and resources the week before this in-person session. Prepping by going through that material will results in 6 hours of CTLE credit.In person attendance will result in 6 hours of CTLE credit for a total of 12 CTLE credits. Partial credit will be rewarded.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $215.0
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road Albany: HFM room

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

83. SchoolTool Opening Readiness Part I [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/29/2022

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.

84. Speed Dating with Google Tools

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

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

Dates: 8/1/2022

As reported by the BBC in the Science of Love, it only takes between 90 seconds to 4 minutes of face-to-face interaction to determine attraction, which gives speed dating an advantage over online dating. So let's apply that to the Google Tools. This hands-on presentation will feature Google Tools being used collaboratively, so that educators can find their Google Tool "soul mates" that will fit into their classroom. This will be a fast-paced interactive session, so grab a coffee and let's go!


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: $80.00
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.

85. Breaking the Blockbuster Model: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/21/2022

Location: Online

New
What will education look like post-pandemic? After one of the biggest plot twists in education history, are you ready to "return to normal” traditional teaching practices or are you ready to use what we have learned during the pandemic to re-imagine what's possible in education and create a "new normal?” In Breaking the Blockbuster Model: Using Edtech and Accessibility to "See What's Next” in Classrooms, Nate Ridgway uses something that we all have experience with, the changing entertainment industry, to show how educators can move toward more student-centered learning, rethink traditional practices such as homework, textbooks, and grading, and create a model of teaching that opens access and equity and is relevant for today's students. Are you ready to "See What's Next” in your classroom? LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into this recently published educational text. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Breaking the Blockbuster Model: Using Edtech and Accessibility to "See What's Next” in Classrooms, by Nate Ridgway.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

86. Capitalize on Google Classroom Use (Advanced)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/28/2022

Location: Online

New
Are you already familiar with Google Classroom but looking for advanced tips and tricks? Do you know the basics of creation and use but want to dive deeper into options and all the parts? Are you ready to move at a quicker pace? This course is for you!

This course is completely asynchronous with completion within the scheduled window. It will be conducted via Google Classroom. Participants need to be able to join a Google Classroom as a student AND create a Google Classroom in the teacher role and/or already be in the teacher role on a current Google Classroom they can manipulate to complete this course successfully. You should also have a general knowledge of completing a Google Form and editing Google Docs/Slides.

A general breakdown of topics covered is below:
Week 1 - Specifics on parts and posting on Classroom (settings, personalization, People Tab, Stream Tab and Generic Classwork Tab) with some advanced tips
Week 2 - Specifics on Communicating with students and guardians and Grading Tab (rubrics, grading, feedback etc.)
Week 3 - Differentiation and Advanced Tips and Tricks (originality reports, copying a classroom, etc.)

Note: You will receive an email with the class code to join the course classroom prior to the beginning of the course. You will need to join the course classroom FIRST in order to see the coursework on the date in which the course begins.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

87. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Fourth 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

88. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [SLL]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/2/2022

SchoolTool
This session covers elementary scheduling as a brief overview. 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.

89. SchoolTool School Counselor Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/2/2022

SchoolTool
This hands-on classroom session 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.

90. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Fourth 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

91. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins August 3 and Ends August 10

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/3/2022

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.

You may begin this class on Schoology on August 3rd, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on August 10th, 2022. You will receive an email the morning of August 3rd with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register. We do NOT need your payment before the class begins.

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.

There will be a 5-10 business day processing period beginning after course session ends before your information is sent to NYSED. Please keep this in mind when planning for your deadlines.

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

92. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/3/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Fourth Grade Smithsonian Science Kit 'How Can Animals Communicate using their senses?' Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

93. Training for "New" Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/3/2022

This one day in-person training will focus on the lead evaluation process as it relates to principals. Participants will review and discuss: NYS's required components of APPR 3012d as it applies to Principal Evaluation. Professional Standards for Educational Leadership. Supporting principals-best practices, rubric thoughts and future considerations and Principals' role as lead evaluators of teachers. Presented by Dr. Mary-Fox-Alter, Assistant Program Director for the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Manhattanville College.

94. Google Made Easy Series (Updated!)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/3/2022 to 8/30/2022

New
Each module will focus on tips and tricks to use the following Google applications (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Keep, Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides). Attend a single session, a few of interest, or all 8 to get the full package. Participants will receive a PDF of presentation materials with resources and content information. You will need to review the information, complete a short Google Form quiz based on the information, and submit feedback within the scheduled window to be marked as attended for that module. See further information about specific content covered for each application next to each module in the list below. These modules are relevant and useful for any person using Google in any capacity in their career!

Note: Please sign up for the course if you have interest in any of the modules listed. You will get credit for those completed (you may choose to only complete those modules of interest or all modules).

Google Made Easy Series (1.5 hrs each)
Module 1: Gmail (organizing, labeling, schedule sends, signature, settings)
Module 2: Drive (organizing, folders, search feature, sharing, starring)
Module 3: Calendar (managing multiple calendars, color coding, alerts, recurring events)
Module 4: Keep (notes, checklist, pinned, archive)
Module 5: Docs (sharing, inserting links, tables, formatting)
Module 6: Sheets (number format, simple formula, sorting, inserting basic charts)
Module 7: Forms (types of questions, sharing, settings, quizzes, viewing responses)
Module 8: Slides (new slide templates, presenter comments, printing layout options, image, backgrounds, shapes, link to other slides)

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $215.00
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

Our Data Privacy and Security Statement applies.

95. I'm the Kind of Kid Who... Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/3/2022 to 8/31/2022

Location: Online

New
Debbie Miller and Emily Callahan believe that it all begins with choice. In their book I'm the Kind of Kid Who…, they provide a framework for introducing choice making in the classroom, through "invitations” that encourage students to find out who they are, how they learn, and what they need to thrive. "There are no magical programs to call upon to develop learner identity and agency” write Debbie and Emily, "because the truth is, children and their teachers don't need them! What kids really need are invitations from their teachers to discover themselves for themselves.”

Participants must have access to the book I'm the Kind of Kid Who: Invitations That Support Learner Identity and Agency by Debbie Miller and Emily Callahan.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

96. SchoolTool Elementary School Scheduling [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/3/2022

SchoolTool
This session covers elementary scheduling as a brief overview. 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.

97. Tuned-In Teaching Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/3/2022 to 8/31/2022

Location: Online

New
Educators know that there is no such thing as a perfect classroom. Despite our best intentions, our classrooms sometimes feel like they're stuck or out of tune. In Tuned-In Teaching, Garcia and Morell offer a road map for creating a classroom that is transformative for your students and revitalizing for you. By "tuning in” to youth culture and the lives of students, we become more connected to their needs and ways of learning.

Participants must have access to the book Tuned-In Teaching: Centering Youth Culture for an Active and Just Classroom, by Antero Garcia and Ernest Morell.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $265
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.

98. What's New with Kami?

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom teachers

Dates: 8/3/2022

New
Kami has been responding to its growing popularity by adding more resources and strengthening its PDF tools. Whether you're a newbie, a seasoned user, or somewhere in-between, this workshop will be good for you. We'll move through some Kami basics and look at their new additions, such as Library. Always learning how Kami can be a teaching, learning, and collaborative tool for your classroom.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $80.00
Location: Webinar (Synchronous)

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.

99. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/3/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Fourth Grade Smithsonian Science Kit 'What is Our Evidence 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

100. Science Kits In-Person Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/4/2022

Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the Fifth 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 in collaboration with their peers. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

101. Recertification Training for Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/4/2022

This 1/2 day virtual workshop is for those who have previously attended the Certification for Lead Evaluators of Principals Workshop and will focus on the evaluation process as it relates to principals. Participants will review the Standards for Educational Leadership and recommended NY State rubrics that are available to lead evaluators and review the process and best practices for site visits. Presented by Mary Fox-Alter, Assistant Program Director for the Doctoral program in Educational Leadership for Manhattanville College.