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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/21/2019 to 11/18/2019

Location: Online

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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. Come on this journey of self-discovery with us and create your own mantra through Glogster.

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

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

2. Social Media Wellness Book Chat - Blended

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/21/2019 to 12/13/2019

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This book chat will focus on Ana Homayoun's book "Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World." We will read the book and discuss the effects of social media and how to achieve balance in today's connected world with its many challenges and distractions.

This course will consist of reading the book and taking part in online discussions and one online group meeting. The best part is that the final meeting of this book chat will be with the author herself at NERIC Awareness Day on December 13th! (Those that cannot attend will have the option of submitting questions for Ana beforehand).

Beyond discussions, there are no written assignments to hand in for this book chat, so grab a cup of tea and prepare for some great discussions!

Participants must have access to the book "Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World" by Ana Homayoun.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $206
Location: Online

3. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 10/21/2019

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A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

4. Ordering January 2020 Regents Answer Sheets and Information

Program: NERIC: Testing

Dates: 10/22/2019

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In this webinar we will walk through using the NERIC Regents Answer Sheet Online Ordering System, as well as discuss Regents Data Files, Templates, Worksheet, and have time for a Q&A. If you have questions ahead of time please send them to testing@neric.org . WebEx information will be sent to registered participants

5. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) October 22 & 24, 2019

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/22/2019 to 10/24/2019

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CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Sign in begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m.

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Payment must be received prior to the day of the training. Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

Your certificate will not be released until your payment or District signed enrollment form is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

6. Next Generation Standards Phase 1 Roll-Out

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Heads, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 10/23/2019

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Participants will be trained to facilitate standards work on getting to know the standards and resources, prioritizing and sequencing standards into curriculum units and creating teaching points.

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7. SchoolTool User Group - Lake Placid

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/23/2019

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Please join representatives from your Mindex and NERIC SchoolTool teams, as well as your fellow district users for a collaborative day of networking, learning and discussion focused on best practices and features of SchoolTool.

Topics will include:

-SchoolTool - Google Classroom Integration
-ESSA - CCCR and Chronic Absenteeism
-User Security and Permissions
-Mindex Presentations
-And MORE

8. Renaissance Report Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 10/23/2019

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This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the various reports availalbe to Admin, Teachers, and Support Staff. There will be training on the best reports to use for RTI as well as State Performance Predictions. Please bring a chromebook or laptop to the training.

9. Renaissance Reports Online Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 10/23/2019

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This online workshop will provide an in-depth look at the various reports available to Admin, Teachers, and Support Staff. There will be training on the best reports to use for RTI as well as State Performance Predictions. This training will be online using webex.

10. Arts & Enrichment Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: This meeting is by invitation only.

Dates: 10/23/2019

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The Arts & Enrichment Advisory Council meets three times per year. This group helps guide our programs as we work to enhance student learning experiences. The Advisory Council reviews programming as it aligns to state CoSer regulations, helps plan professional development related to these services, and offers general guidance to strengthen the Arts & Enrichment programs.

This meeting is by invitation only. If you are not a member of the Arts & Enrichment Advisory Council and would like to participate, please contact Shelley Viola at shelley.viola@neric.org.

11. What Success Looks Like: Schools with the Will and Skill to Beat the Odds

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/24/2019

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NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

What Success Looks Like: A Look at Schools with the Will and Skill to Beat the Odds

This is a state-wide training in your region that we strongly encourage teams (up to 6 people) from your identified schools to attend. We will be sharing information which will allow your team to engage in critical discussions and plan for your school's successful outcomes, especially for, but not limited to, young men of color, which is the focus of this initiative.

NYSED has contracted with PLC Associates, Inc. to study high schools across New York State who are graduating young men of color at a rate above the total of all New York State schools (80%) or who have made significant gains toward such over a three-year period. PLC Associates, in partnership with NYSED's Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement Services, will be facilitating a series of regional trainings with the findings from ten high schools achieving real results that can be duplicated in your schools.

Leaders from some of the ten identified schools will present and share their stories, practices as well as answer questions from your teams. Many practices highlighted during this training are applicable K-12, so do not hesitate to send elementary or middle school teams.

Materials will be made available/posted online prior to the session.

There is no cost to attend this training, but registration is required.

Title I funds may be used for related expenses such as travel and substitutes. Register now as seats are limited!

Sign in is from 8:00 am to 8:30 am. The event starts promptly at 8:30 am.

12. NYSAA veteran teachers

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/25/2019

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This training is for veteran teachers that gave the CBT NYSAA last year. Participants will have time to complete the two required modules and then become familiar with new and improved resources which will support teachers as they prepare for the assessment. We will also look at the Learning Profiles for your students (please bring copies).

Please make sure that you have your log in information for Moodle- Instructor will not be able to assist you with obtaining this.

If you have a laptop of chromebook that you can bring, please do so. We will have a few available as well.

13. SchoolTool User Group - Albany

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/25/2019

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Please join representatives from your Mindex and NERIC SchoolTool teams, as well as your fellow district users for a collaborative day of networking, learning and discussion focused on best practices and features of SchoolTool.

Topics will include:

-SchoolTool - Google Classroom Integration
-ESSA - CCCR and Chronic Absenteeism
-User Security and Permissions
-Mindex Presentations
-And MORE

14. A-EDU 2: Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

In order for educators to meet the needs of their culturally rich classrooms, they must possess the mindset and skills needed to foster a positive learning environment that celebrates and supports all students to succeed. This course will examine culturally responsive teaching to help educators to identify and analyze the socio-cultural context of schooling in the United States and in their classroom. Participants will also learn about how to create a more inclusive and culturally responsive instructional practice in order to better serve their diverse student population.

15. A-EDU 3: STEM Education and 21st Century Skills for the K-12 Classroom

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

In this course, K-12 educators will learn why Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is important in the classroom. They will also gain the knowledge and tools to design relevant and student-centered instructional practices for the K-12 classroom.

16. A-EDU 5: Classroom Assessment

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

The main objective of this course is to gain familiarity with the construction of quality educator made assessments in the classroom. While there are many publisher made assessments available to classroom teachers, they are not guaranteed to be constructed most appropriately, align best to standards and/or best meet the needs of a diverse student population (culturally or cognitively). This course explores the multiple forms of items to be used in constructing assessment, the rationale to their use and how to perform item analysis. The objective of the course is to highlight how to create an assessment and analyze the results to assure the teacher is using a high quality constructed tool to measure student achievement. The course is suited for district-level instructional staff/supervisors/administrators, school-based administrators, instructional coaches, grade-level instructional leaders, department chairpersons, and classroom teachers.

17. A-EDU 6: Classroom Management

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

The main objective of this course is to gain familiarity with the best practices to establish processes to support instruction in the classroom. Not only are the processes needed to facilitate an increased level of student engagement, but also to educate parents/family on the expectations within the classroom from the beginning of the relationship with the teacher. This course explores multiple actions the classroom teacher can take to establish a proactive positive culture in their classroom from instructional/academic and socio-emotional perspectives that also align with best meeting student needs. The objective of the course is for a teacher to establish, from the first days of class, processes to effectively manage the many aspects that affect the classroom and to become/remain open-minded to the ever-evolving process of continuous improvement as a professional. The course is suited for district-level instructional staff/supervisors/administrators, school-based administrators, instructional coaches, grade-level instructional leaders, department chairpersons, and classroom teachers.

18. A-ELL 3: Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

This course will focus on facilitating a better understanding of English Language Learners' (ELL) challenges and on equipping in-service educators with an array of strategies for effectively meeting their teaching objectives. We will learn new ideas, share our experiences in discussions, examine some current tools and applications, and familiarize ourselves with some current trends in ELL research and pedagogy.

19. A-EPL 1: Creating Safe Spaces in K-12 Schools

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

Principals and other building leaders play an essential role in ensuring that all students feel safe and supported in the school setting. Creating the right environment for all learners is critical for students to be successful, but special attention and consideration needs to be paid to our most vulnerable populations' of students. In this course, we will look specifically at the experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools. According to GLSEN's national research on the experience of LGBTQ youth, nearly 4 in 5 LGBTQ students don't see a positive representation of themselves in the curriculum and nearly 9 of 10 experience some form of harassment at school. This course will utilize much of the curriculum, research and training materials from GLSEN to help teach building leaders about the challenges LGBTQ students face in school and ways to create safer spaces for those students. In this course we will also look at national statistics related to LGBTQ students, case students, legal documentation, school and district policies as well use conversation among the members of the course to help each building leader with specific strategies for creating a safer environment for LGBTQ students in their schools.

20. A-LTL 2: Transforming Literacy Instruction with Technology

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

Education within the 21st century requires that we continually reimagine our definition of literacy and literacy instruction in the classroom. Literacy teachers around the world are called on to amplify their instruction with digital tools and other forms of technology to ensure students authentically create, communicate, collaborate and learn together. Technology and digital tools can provide new avenues for reading, writing and discussing learning, provide access and ownership for all students, and build a community of learners that introduces students to worlds beyond their classroom walls, giving an authentic and connected audience for their literate work.

21. A-SPD 5: Teaching and Learning using the Next Generation Learning Standards in an Inclusive High School English Classroom: Part A

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

This course is designed to give participants a solid understanding and working knowledge of the Next Generation English Standards and will explore instructional strategies that may be used by both Special Education teachers and English teachers at the secondary level.½ We will evaluate & develop standards-based lessons and activities, as well as explore possible ways to differentiate instruction in order to best support the learning needs of a diverse range of students. Through an in-depth understanding of the Next Generation English Standards, participants will be able to confidently instruct and support students as they work toward mastering the skills and concepts outlined in the English standards.

22. A-SPD 7: Mastering the New Global History Regents Exam: Preparing Students for Success on the Evidence-Based Framework Exam in Global History and Geography II: Part A

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

This course will examine the major changes that have been made to the Global History and Geography 2 Framework Regents examination. Participants will delve into the new stem-based multiple-choice questions, Constructed Response Questions (CRQs), and the Enduring Issues essay. Sample items, rubrics, and strategies for classroom practice will also be explored. Through an in-depth understanding of the exam components, teachers will be better positioned to facilitate their students' mastery of the skills and content objectives measured on the new Global History and Geography II Regents exam.

23. A-SPD 9: Teaching and Learning Using the Next Generation Earth Science Standards in Inclusive Settings: Part A

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

This course will explore the Earth's place in the universe and how it is a dynamic planet and part of several different systems. Learn about the Earth's interior and plate tectonics, the Earth's place in our solar system and universe, and how uneven heating of the Earth causes our weather. Throughout this course, participants will gain pedagogical tools, course resources, and experiences that will help them prepare students for the New York State Earth Science Regents Exam.

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 12/2/2019

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

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

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

25. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 12/2/2019

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

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

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

26. Next Generation Standards ELA and Math Phase 2 Roll-Out: Building Curriculum

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Heads, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 10/28/2019

Designed for teacher leaders and administrators, participants will learn how to lead teachers in the development of standards-based curriculum. Using a model that has been replicated in several regions across the state, leaders will experience every step of the process and learn how to use materials and resources provided to plan and implement a comprehensive system to develop standards-based curriculum that is aligned to the Next Generation ELA and Math Standards.

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27. Sharing is Caring: Leveraging G-Suite to Encourage Student Collaboration - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 11/3/2019

G-Suite gives us the opportunity to encourage students to collaborate in small groups, as a whole class, and even across sections. In this online mini-course, we'll discuss the pros (and cons) of student collaboration, and how Google can help them do so. We will brainstorm and explore examples of projects and activities with varying degress of student collaboration. Work on project planning for the year and create or redesign a project! This course runs in Google Classroom.

Participants will need a Google account.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128.75
Location: Online

28. Esports User Group - Albany

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/28/2019

Location: CVES

If your school has already started an esports program and you are looking for ways to make it more robust, then this user group is for you! Get together with NERIC and with other districts who are already on board with esports for an afternoon of networking and learning!

This user group is taking place both on-site as well as via WebEx so that all interested districts can attend. We will have coffee and snacks as well as a sample gaming computer for you to try out at both of our on-site locations in Albany and Plattsburgh. For anyone that is unable to travel but would like to join us, a WebEx link will be provided.

Topics will include:
Generating excitement about your program
Tryouts and alternative roles for students
Using your program to help students develop skills aligned with learning standards
Coaching strategies and tips
Fundraising for jerseys, teamwear, or better hardware

29. Esports User Group - Plattsburgh

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/28/2019

Location: Marcy Room

If your school has already started an esports program and you are looking for ways to make it more robust, then this user group is for you! Get together with NERIC and with other districts who are already on board with esports for an afternoon of networking and learning!

This user group is taking place both on-site as well as via WebEx so that all interested districts can attend. We will have coffee and snacks as well as a sample gaming computer for you to try out at both of our on-site locations in Albany and Plattsburgh. For anyone that is unable to travel but would like to join us, a WebEx link will be provided.

Topics will include:
Generating excitement about your program
Tryouts and alternative roles for students
Using your program to help students develop skills aligned with learning standards
Coaching strategies and tips
Fundraising for jerseys, teamwear, or better hardware

30. Doing More with Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom teachers

Dates: 10/28/2019

If you already have a basic understanding of Google Forms, this course will help you use the tool to do even more in your classroom. From quizzes, to scheduling, to surveys, to homework, becoming proficient in Forms can really help your classroom go paperless and ease your work load.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh

31. NYSAA veteran teachers

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/29/2019

This training is for veteran teachers that gave the CBT NYSAA last year. Participants will have time to complete the two required modules and then become familiar with new and improved resources which will support teachers as they prepare for the assessment. We will also look at the Learning Profiles for your students (please bring copies).

Please make sure that you have your log in information for Moodle- Instructor will not be able to assist you with obtaining this.

If you have a laptop of chromebook that you can bring, please do so. We will have a few available as well.

32. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/29/2019

Bi-monthly meeting of the School Library System Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with creating and achieving goals, objectives and action plans. This group is comprised of elected members representing school librarians, district administrators, public librarians, library systems, and local universities.

33. SchoolTool Actions Tab Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/29/2019

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

34. Tell Your Story with Google Tour Creator!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/29/2019

Now you and your students can create your own virtual reality tours of anything you wish! Set up a tour for your students on an area of study, or task students with creating a tour of your town or a field trip location. Creating tours requires no VR expertise! You do not even need a 360-degree camera, as you can utilize pictures that already exist on Google Street View to put together scenes and add interactive elements to make their own unique tour experience.

The Model Schools Lending Library has one 360-degree camera that is available to borrow along with our new 10-kit of Google Expeditions for those who participate in this class.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: NERIC Albany

35. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-WSWHE AM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 10/30/2019

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Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

36. Renaissance Report Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 10/30/2019

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This workshop will provide an in-depth look at the various reports available to Admin, Teachers, and Support Staff. There will be training on the best reports to use for RTI as well as State Performance Predictions. Please bring a chromebook or laptop to the training.

37. Renaissance Reports Online Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Admin, Teachers, Support Staff

Dates: 10/30/2019

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This online workshop will provide an in-depth look at the various reports available to Admin, Teachers, and Support Staff. There will be training on the best reports to use for RTI as well as State Performance Predictions. This training will be online using webex.

38. Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meeting at HFM BOCES

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 10/30/2019

Please join us for one of the Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and Reporting Reminders, as well as the Reporting Timeline and Deadlines.

39. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-WSWHE PM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 10/30/2019

Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

40. Google Sites 1: Beginner Level

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 10/30/2019

This beginner level course will take you through the basics of designing, building and manipulating a website for use in various educational settings. We will be using Google Sites to create customized websites that meet the needs of all participants.

Your Google Site will become a great tool for engaging students, sharing materials, and keeping contact at home with parents and families. This course is designed for beginners, but offers tools and tips for more advanced users as well.

This course will be offered face to face in Malone, but the option of participating via Webex is also available. Participants should bring a device in order to follow along and create your own site.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online Webinar

41. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Prep Course - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/1/2019 to 2/28/2020

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The goal of this course is to prepare educators to take and pass the Google Level 1 Certified Educator Exam. Google Level 1 Certified Educators know how to use and leverage Google tools effectively in their classroom to improve workflow and engage students.

The course consists of 17 modules, each focusing on a Google tool or group of apps. In each module, you will explore materials that will help you learn and perform the required skills for a particular Google product. At the end of each module you will be asked to take a quiz and complete a task. The quiz will test your knowledge of fundamental product features as well as the pedagogy behind using the topic Google tool while the task will allow you to practice your skills and ensure you actually know how to integrate the Google product in your classroom. Both module ending assessments are meant to prepare you for the associated parts of the Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam. It is not required that you take the exam in order to earn credit for this course, although it is certainly encouraged!

The first module of the course must be completed by October 10th. After that, the modules can be completed at whatever pace you feel comfortable with as long as all work is completed by January 30th, 2020!

Participants will need a personal Gmail account to access the course.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $510
Location: Online

"Notice & Note will help you foster rigorous reading and high-level thinking while honoring your students' need to interact with what they read.,"writes Donalynn Miller. It's not the tools - it's what we do with them that counts to create deep understanding. In this book study, we will be using digital tools such as videos, discussion boards, VoiceThread, and Canva to enhance student learning.

Participants must have access to the book Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

43. Shake Up Learning: A Book Study - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/4/2019 to 11/24/2019

Location: Online

Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell is a guide to help educators of all grade levels use technology to create dynamic learning experiences. This book explores WHY it's time to shake things up, WHAT changes need to happen, and HOW to plan dynamic learning opportunities for our students. You'll find practical strategies, tips, tricks, and advice that will help you to shake up learning in your classroom.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text Shake Up 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 Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

44. Google Tools Give Voice to ELLs - Webinar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/4/2019

From day one, students can use Google tools as it gives voice to our newest school community members. Not only can our newcomers express themselves, they can see themselves as writers and readers of their own words. This class is geared for teachers grades 4 - 12.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online - Webinar

45. CSE Secretary Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/5/2019

Administrators, teachers and parents of students with disabilities know that the CSE secretary is an essential and vital component of the CSE process that results in improved educational and behavioral outcomes for students with disabilities. The CSE secretary wears many hats such as scheduling meetings, sending out meeting and due process notices, ensuring that IEPs are completed, making sure that parent concerns are addressed just to name a few. In our area, we have a wide range of CSE secretary experience and knowledge. The purpose of the network is to improve your CSE office's procedures. The idea of bringing CSE secretaries together, 3 times per year (summer, fall, early spring) to learn and share ideas from each other is essential. CSE secretaries are encouraged to invite their CSE chairpersons to the afternoon sessions.

46. Urban School Conference: Educators as Agents of Change

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/5/2019

Professional development that addresses the unique issues that urban educator face with focus on addressing equity and ensuring that all student have what they need to be academically successful. All sessions will be aligned and related to making a difference in improving academic achievement for traditionally underserved students. Keynote speaker is Jamila Lyiscott.

47. Frontline IEP Learning Community-WSWHE/Saratoga AM

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Special Education Chairperson and Special Education Office Staff

Dates: 11/5/2019

The learning community groups will provide you with information on Frontline IEP and Frontline Medicaid regarding new features and a review of key components in your database to keep your district or school in compliance with NYS Special Education regulations.

48. Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meeting at FEH BOCES

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 11/5/2019

Please join us for one of the Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and Reporting Reminders, as well as the Reporting Timeline and Deadlines.

49. SchoolTool Security [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Database Administrators

Dates: 11/5/2019

SchoolTool

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


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

50. Frontline IEP Learning Community-WSWHE/Saratoga PM

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Special Education Chairperson and Special Education Office Staff

Dates: 11/5/2019

The learning community groups will provide you with information on Frontline IEP and Frontline Medicaid regarding new features and a review of key components in your database to keep your district or school in compliance with NYS Special Education regulations.

51. NYSAA New Teachers

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/6/2019

This training is for teachers giving the CBT NYSAA for the first time. Participants will have time to complete the four required modules. Please make sure that you have your log in information for MOODLE. IF you have a laptop or chromebook please bring it. We will have a few available to borrow that day if needed. Additionally, we will discuss the Learning Profiles for your student(s), please ask your supervisor for copies.

52. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-Plattsburgh AM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 11/6/2019

Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

53. Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meeting at SLL BOCES

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 11/6/2019

Please join us for one of the Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and Reporting Reminders, as well as the Reporting Timeline and Deadlines.

54. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-Plattsburgh PM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 11/6/2019

Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

55. Google for Administrators and Secretaries 1

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 11/7/2019

Location: NERIC Albany HFM Room

Administrators, School Leaders and secretaries have some different needs when it comes to using Google effectively and efficiently. This training will focus on those specific needs.

Topics covered will include tips, tricks, improving efficiency and administrative uses within Drive, Docs, Mail, Forms, Calendar, and Keep. Special attention will be given to sharing levels and changing permissions.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $128.75
Location: NERIC Albany

56. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-FEH AM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 11/7/2019

Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

57. Frontline IEP Learning Community-Albany AM

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Special Education Chairperson and Special Education Office Staff

Dates: 11/7/2019

The learning community groups will provide you with information on Frontline IEP and Frontline Medicaid regarding new features and a review of key components in your database to keep your district or school in compliance with NYS Special Education regulations.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Sign in begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Payment must be received prior to the day of the training.Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

Your certificate will not be released until your payment or District signed enrollment form is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

59. Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meeting at Plattsburgh (NERIC)

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 11/7/2019

Please join us for one of the Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and Reporting Reminders, as well as the Reporting Timeline and Deadlines.

60. Google for Administrators and Secretaries 2 (Advanced)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 11/7/2019

Location: NERIC Albany HFM Room

This Google training is a follow-up, more advanced session for administrators, school leaders and secretaries to Google for Administrators and Secretaries 1.

This session will be a deep dive into Forms, Calendar and Sheets. Time will be working through individual questions and participants are encouraged to create a list and bring their own questions to the session.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128.75
Location: NERIC Albany

61. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-FEH PM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 11/7/2019

Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

62. Frontline IEP Learning Community-Albany PM

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Special Education Chairperson and Special Education Office Staff

Dates: 11/7/2019

The learning community groups will provide you with information on Frontline IEP and Frontline Medicaid regarding new features and a review of key components in your database to keep your district or school in compliance with NYS Special Education regulations.

63. Ordering January 2020 Regents Answer Sheets and Information

Program: NERIC: Testing

Dates: 11/7/2019

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In this webinar we will walk through using the NERIC Regents Answer Sheet Online Ordering System, as well as discuss Regents Data Files, Templates, Worksheet, and have time for a Q&A. If you have questions ahead of time please send them to testing@neric.org . WebEx information will be sent to registered participants

64. Coding with Robots in the Classroom: Ozobots

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/7/2019

This course will be an overview of Ozobots so that you may borrow these robot kits for your classroom this year! Ozobots are great for grade 2 and up, because the programming grows with your students. You can begin with visual programming using markers, and move on to block-based coding that has various levels to increase complexity as skills develop. OzoBlockly can be used with any web browser.

In this hands-on class, we will go over how to use the robots as well as ideas for curriculum integration.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: N/A
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

65. Web Tools that Rock!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/7/2019

This hands-on session is intended for people who would like to learn about some free (or largely free) web-based tools that are widely loved because they rock. A variety of tools will be shown during the first portion of the session followed by work-time for participants to build, design and create. Have a tool to share? We look forward to learning about it!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: 76.59
Location: Albany City Schools - Active Learning Space

66. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-SLL AM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 11/8/2019

Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

67. CUSBO November 2019

Program: School Business Officials Professional Development

Audience: School Business Officials and other administrators

Dates: 11/8/2019

1) Cyber Security and Ed Law 2-D presented by Tope Akinyemi (NYSED), Monica Statile and Roxanne Pumbrio (CR BOCES) and Jeff Bryant (Bryant Assets).
2.) Portfolio Services presented by Jessica Scheckton, Amy McGeady and Monica Lester from CR BOCES

68. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-SLL PM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 11/8/2019

Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

Conference

69. Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Refresher - November 12, 2019

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 11/12/2019

Course Date: November 12, 2019

Course Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (continental breakfast and lunch provided)

Location: Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Schoharie Conference Room(s)

Cost: $150 (participating)/$175 (non-participating)

The participating rate will be charged for school personnel that currently purchase the Capital Region BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management service. All others (including non-participating districts, other BOCES, municipalities, private organizations, etc.) will be charged the non-participating rate. Pricing does not include DOL processing fees.

“No Shows” that do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be charged the full rate. Call 518-464-5118 or email jennifer.bennett@neric.org to cancel.

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form: https://forms.gle/5o5xdYHb6UNmLyU79

 

 

 


Please join us for one of the Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and Reporting Reminders, as well as the Reporting Timeline and Deadlines.

71. BGWS: Beginner Google Webinar Series Part 1 - Anatomy of a Chrome Browser

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 11/12/2019

This 9-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 1 - Spend 45 minutes learning how to navigate in the Chrome Browser and make it work for you. Some of the areas to be covered will include: layout, settings, bookmarking and the importance of logging into Chrome itself.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 9 part series. Sessions will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00pm. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online Webinar

72. Build Your Professional Network: Develop Connections to Add Personal and Professional Value

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/12/2019

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The program will focus on the value of establishing and maintaining a professional network. Local leaders will share their stories and insights as to how they have formed professional connections with colleagues and the impact it has had on their work. The session is designed to address the importance of connections and the need to reduce professional isolation, especially critical as leaders advance in their career. Opportunities will be provided for participants to interact with colleagues and is relevant to all leaders.

A light dinner (heavy hors d'oeuvres) will be provided. Each Capital Region NYSAWA session will help leaders build upon their skills to reach professional goals.

Cost is $38 for NYSAWA members and $50 for non-members. Please note that all registrations will indicate a charge of $50 but if you are a member the amount will be adjusted for billing.

73. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and K-5 staff

Dates: 11/12/2019

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

Dee Johnson the School Librarian at Westmere Elementary with Guilderland Central Schools will be facilitating the Elementary Book Club for the 19-20 school year



• October 8th (Diversity in Children's Books)



• November 12th (Holidays)



• January 14th (Nonfiction)



• March 3rd (Strong Women in Literature)



• June 9th (Summer Reading)

74. Elementary Librarians Round Table

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians

Dates: 11/12/2019

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This session will offer an opportunity for elementary librarians to meet and discuss programming, share best practices and book titles, and troubleshoot library issues together. Join us for professional conversation with snacks.

75. Purpose in My Pocket: a Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 11/12/2019

November's book: Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger's Syndrome by Luke Jackson

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

Participants are asked to:

-attend the meetings they are interested in (some, or all, each meeting is independent of the others) and bring your copy of the book with you

-come to the meeting having read the book (you may attend if you have not finished it, however, we will be discussing the book in its entirety)

-be ready to answer the following 5 questions based on the text:

*Using the "thumbs scale" (thumbs up, thumb to the side, thumbs down), how would you rate this book overall?

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

*What was your favorite quote/passage/chapter, and why?

*Did you find anything surprising, unsettling, shocking, or strange about this book, and what?

*What were your take-aways from the text/ how does this text influence your special education mindset?

Participants are also encouraged to bring journal articles, movie recommendations, and positive stories related to that month's book to share with the Club! We will also continually be collecting suggestions for titles for what we should read during the 2020-2021 school year.

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month and attendees will receive 2.0 CTLE credits for each meeting they attend.

76. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) November 12 & 14, 2019

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/12/2019 to 11/14/2019

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Sign in begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m.

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Payment must be received prior to the day of the training. Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

Your certificate will not be released until your payment or District signed enrollment form is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

77. Get On Board with Esports!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: District Admins, Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents, Tech Directors, Teachers

Dates: 11/13/2019

In this session, we will explore the benefits of starting an esports program at your school! The session will include an overview of what esports are, what esports seasons look like, and some best practices for coaches looking to start a team. In addition, we will discuss how esports can be used to help students meet learning goals outlined in the P-12 Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice, as well as the Standards for Students outlined by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). A sample gaming computer with peripherals will be available for you to try out, and CDW-G will be on-site to answer questions you may have about hardware and network requirements.

If your school is "on the fence" about starting an esports program, this course is for you!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: FREE
Location: NERIC Albany

78. Preparing Students for the new United States History and Government Exam

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/13/2019

The new U.S. History and Government Regents Exams based on the new Social Studies Framework will first be administered to students beginning in June 2020. The Social Studies Frameworks and the new exam place an emphasis on reading comprehension and historical based thinking. In this workshop participants will become more familiar with the task models and design of the exam. Participates will review the Stimulus Based multiple choice questions, Stimulus Based short essay questions and the Civics Literacy document based essay and discuss the implications for their teaching and assessment.

Each district can send one individual free, additional participants $75

This class will showcase many tech tools and tips to help the struggling child and teen to be successful in and out of the classroom. There will also be tech tools and tips for the adults as well who need some help and guidance in their life.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Location: Online Webinar, Webex

80. Create Video Games in Your Classroom with Bloxels!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/14/2019

This course will be introduce you to Bloxels, a hands-on tool for students to create stories and turn them into video games that they can play and share! Start with a Bloxels board to plan and design your story, game characters, and boards. Then transition from physical to virtual by scanning your creations with a tablet and customizing your game even more. You can add Bloxels to other lessons and make games based on literature, historical figures and more. Bloxels encourages collaboration and design thinking. Recommended for grades 3-6.

Bloxels can be requested from the NERIC Lending Library once you have completed training.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: NERIC Albany

81. Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meeting at Questar III

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 11/14/2019

Please join us for one of the Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and Reporting Reminders, as well as the Reporting Timeline and Deadlines.
SchoolTool
This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

83. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [ALB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/14/2019

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

84. SchoolTool Reports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/15/2019

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

85. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 11/19/2019

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

86. Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meeting at WSWHE BOCES

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 11/19/2019

Please join us for one of the Fall 2019 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements and Reporting Reminders, as well as the Reporting Timeline and Deadlines.
SchoolTool
This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

88. Embracing Digital Wellness - A Webinar Discussion

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/19/2019

In line with Model School's theme this year, Embracing Wellness in the Digital Age, we will be hosting a webinar to discuss topics relating to digital balance and wellness. As we navigate through our connected lives, it is important to be intentional and develop good digital habits for our own well-being. It is also important that we develop this mindset in order to have these conversations with our children and students. This webinar will help you take inventory of your own online habits and find tools that will help you evaluate your relationship with digital media. We will also discuss screen time, addictive design, social media usage, and resources for covering this topic with students are part of digital citizenship instruction.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Online - Webinar

89. Google Earth's Place in Your Classroom - Webinar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom teachers

Dates: 11/19/2019

Google Earth is a powerful and fun tool that does more than let the kids see their own houses. This class will show you how to use the app and some of its components effectively in your lesson plans.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: online

90. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 11/19/2019

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

91. BGWS: Beginner Google Webinar Series Part 2 - Can't We All Just Share?

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 11/20/2019

This 9-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 2 - Spend 45 minutes learning the basics of how to share (and share the right way) within Google and your Google domain. Some of the areas to be covered will include: Sharing levels and visibility as well strategies and scenarios of sharing with students and peers.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 9 part series. Sessions will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00pm. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online Webinar

92. SchoolTool Custom Exports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/21/2019

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

93. Google Sites 2: Beyond the Basics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 11/21/2019

This Google Sites is a great follow-up to Google Sites 1 (October 30). This session will include learning about Good website design, embedding gadgets, and innovative ways to use Sites as a portfolio and resume, for yourself and students.

Google Sites are a great tool for engaging all stakeholders, sharing materials, and keeping contact at home with parents and families. This course is designed for more advanced users.

This course will be offered face to face in Malone, but the option of participating via Webex is also available. Participants should bring a device in order to follow along and create your own site.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: NERIC Malone or Webex

94. Secondary Librarians Roundtable

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 11/21/2019

These quarterly sessions will offer an opportunity for secondary librarians to meet and discuss programming, share best practices and book titles, and troubleshoot library issues together. Join us for professional conversation with snacks.

95. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-CRB AM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 11/22/2019

Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

96. Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training-CRB PM

Program: NERIC: Data Security and Privacy

Audience: Data Protection Officer

Dates: 11/22/2019

Data Protection Officer training on implementing ED Law 2-d. Come to NERIC to learn how to use and interpret the document "Implementation Tools for Educational Agencies", that was released state-wide by RICs. Some of the templates up for discussion will be DPO Project Management Tool, Protection of PII, Data Security and Privacy Policy plan as well as other templates that have been developed for district use. This will be a "hands-on" workshop. While templates won't be finished in a day, you will be able to start and discuss amongst peers the best practices used in our region.

97. Illuminate: A Book Study - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 12/15/2019

Location: Online

It's not about the technology; it's about how you use it to improve learning experiences for your students and meet their needs, making learning memorable. It's time to illuminate learning! Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty will help you to build your digital toolbox and figure out the best tool for the job whether you are creating, communicating, collaborating, assessing, reflecting, or motivating your students. You'll learn about and explore QR codes, Book Snaps, virtual field trips, Digital Breakout EDU, and so much more.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty. 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 Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

98. Young Adult Literature and Technology - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 1/17/2020

This course is designed for teachers and TAs who wish to update and enhance their knowledge of children's and/or young adult literature. Throughout the course, participants will submit a self-introduction and write a response to an online article. Class members will also be required to read from 5-19 recent children's or young adult books which may include picture books, middle grade books, or longer fiction/nonfiction titles published since 2012. Class members will write and submit book reviews for the class and use a technology platform or program to create something to use in the classroom based on one of the books.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $255
Location: Online

99. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/26/2019

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

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/27/2019

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

101. More than a Worksheet - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/2/2019 to 12/8/2019

Are you ready to take your familiarity with Google Docs to the next level? Now that you have the basics down, come learn how to transform and enhance your digital worksheets and graphic organizers. This online mini-course will focus on using and manipulating tables, drawings and other tools within Google Docs. Examples of worksheets and graphic organizers will be provided, and you will be asked to design your own. This course runs in Google Classroom.

Participants will need a Google account.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128.75
Location: Online