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1. Excel 2013: Spreadsheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/27/2017 to 4/3/2017

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This online course introduces educators to the features of Excel 2013. The focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: new features and functions, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, enhanced gradebooks, conditional formatting, lookup tables, graphing data, importing and filtering data, working with live Web-based data, lists and PivotTables. 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 Excel 2013 software. Prior knowledge of Excel is strongly recommended.

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Online

2. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/27/2017 to 4/3/2017

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

Prerequisites:Must have Internet access and a Google Drive/Gmail account.

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

3. The Flipped Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/27/2017 to 4/10/2017

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This six-week course introduces educators to the Flipped Classroom concept whereby teachers deliver course content via digital media for homework, allowing time for the teacher to facilitate classroom activities that foster higher level thinking and differentiated instruction during class time. The Flipped Classroom is divided into several Modules that will take participants through the steps to flip one's instruction. For each Module, participants will read various documents and news articles, view brief video tutorials, and participate in social learning activities. They will practice using the tools needed to establish the infrastructure need to effectively flip one's instruction and will reflect on each skill, collaborate with colleagues, and share best practices. This course will require a commitment of at least 18 hours to successfully complete the various learning activities. There are no face-to-face meetings for this class. All interaction will take place on Schoology between February 27 and April 10. You will receive login instructions in your email prior to the course start date.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

4. NERIC/Artcobell Learning Spaces Webinar Series

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 2/28/2017

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Learning spaces matter! 21st Century learners need 21st Century classrooms. Join us with Artcobell for this 2 part webinar series where participants will walk away with an understanding of:

Why flexibility in classrooms can enhance the educational experience, increase student agency,influence behavior and better leverage 1:1 technology environments.

How the five learning landscapes with instructional supports creates a structure for re-configuring classroom furniture and leveraging instructional technology.

Explore ideas, applications and best practices for creating and designing agile spaces for teaching and learning.

The psychology of designing spaces and the high impact it has on teaching and learning.

This is an online two part webinar, January 11th at 1PM and February 28th at 1PM.

Register below and the link is WebEx.

This is free to Model Schools subscribers.

Stay tuned for a third session on hacking your learning space!

5. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/2/2017

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Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books 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. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

6. (RSE-TASC) Graduation Options Overview Half Day training in Mineville

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personnel, Parents

Dates: 3/3/2017

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An overview of the Graduation Options in NYS including:

~ Multiple Pathways

~ Low Pass Option

~ Compensatory Option

~ Superintendent's Determination

~ CDOS Credential

~ Skills and Achievement Credential

7. (RSE-TASC) Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Administrators, Psychologists, Teachers, Transition Coordinators, related service providers and others from NYS Approved Private schools serving students with severe disabilities - Only these schools Center for Disabilities: Langan School and Prospect Center; Wildwood School; St. Colman's Autism Program; and Crossroads Center for Children

Dates: 3/3/2017

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The RSE-TASC Non-District Unit would like to support and facilitate a community of professionals that can share with, learn from and teach each other. Schools serving your population of students are faced with unique challenges and responsibilities. The goal of this forum is to establish some common areas of need and develop a collaborative plan to expand knowledge in these areas. Please come and network with colleagues who share your commitment to improving the lives of children through meaningful education.

8. (RSE-TASC) Essex County Interagency Council in Mineville

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personnel, Parents

Dates: 3/3/2017

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The Essex Interagency Council is a brand new group to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities. EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN.

A round robin discussion of the services available for youth in transition by the participating agencies as well as information sharing and updates from our school partners.

9. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 3/3/2017

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This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.

10. Experience the Phenomenon Known as Breakout EDU

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/6/2017

Come see why teachers and students all over the world are falling in love with Breakout EDU, an immersive learning platform. In this session you'll get to play a Breakout EDU game with other attendees. Using collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication you will try to beat the clock and break into the Breakout EDU box. You will see how to transform any physical space into the ultimate gaming experience and use Breakout EDU with your students no matter what content area or grade level you teach. Participants do not need to have purchased a Breakout EDU kit to participate.

ISTE Standards for Teachers : Standard 1 - Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity and Standard 2 - Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Cohoes

11. (RSE-TASC) Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE): Overview of Procedures and Best Practice training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Providers, Special/General Educators, Related Service Providers, Administrators, County/Municipal Representatives

Dates: 3/7/2017

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From the point of a child's referral to the CPSE to the transition from preschool services into school-age education (CSE), the CPSE process relies heavily on collaboration. This collaborative effort is representative of the partnerships formed between the parents, school districts, approved evaluators and service providers, county/municipal representatives and, when appropriate, early intervention providers.

This workshop will review practices that align with state requirements and support the CPSE in providing high quality services. Topics will include: NYS regulated procedures/timelines, the EI to CPSE transition, the CPSE process (including referral, evaluations, eligibility, IEP) and the CPSE to school age transition.

12. (RSE-TASC) Designing to the Edges training in Potsdam

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators

Dates: 3/7/2017

This workshop will explore the elements and characteristics of explicit instruction and specially designed instruction. Participants will examine how to meet the needs of students with disabilities in the classroom by designing to the edges.

13. Education Law Seminar Presented by Harris-Beach Law Firm

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 3/8/2017

The Harris-Beach Law Firm will be offering a half day Education Law Seminar for general and special education district and school personnel. There will be no charge for this seminar. Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Agenda items will include the following:

Cybersecurity - risk reduction for schools and loss mitigation / post breach response strategies.

Transportation - training of staff, service provider accountability, IEP availability and on bus implementation, use of video monitoring.

DASA responsibilities and mandates - the role of the CSE in light of T.K. vs. NYCDOE. Recommended approaches to student issues and protected classes within the scope of CSE responsibility.

Challenging Student Issues - Addressing student mental health needs and behavioral issues. Recent SED guidance on LRE and district struggles to reduce classification rates.

14. Introductory AT device training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Dates: 3/8/2017

Location: Malone Middle School Webster St. Malone NY

What are some of the accessibility features available to Special Education students, within the iPad, iPhone and Windows computers? What are the best Apps to use with Special Ed students and what Chrome extensions will be beneficial to these students and teachers within those classrooms? This hands-on workshop will cover all these questions and lots more too. Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators Please bring your own device and google login credentials. This workshop is free to Model Schools Subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

15. (RSE-TASC) Designing to the Edges Half Day training in Harrisville

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators

Dates: 3/8/2017

This workshop will explore the elements and characteristics of explicit instruction and specially designed instruction. Participants will examine how to meet the needs of students with disabilities in the classroom by designing to the edges.

16. (RSE-TASC) Job Coach 1 training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/8/2017

Participants will:

~ Learn about the responsibilities of the job coach

~ Learn the 4 stages of job coaching

~ Learn how to do a Task Analysis

17. Introductory AT device training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Dates: 3/8/2017

Location: Malone Middle School Webster St. Malone NY

What are some of the accessibility features available to Special Education students, within the iPad, iPhone and Windows computers? What are the best Apps to use with Special Ed students and what Chrome extensions will be beneficial to these students and teachers within those classrooms? This hands-on workshop will cover all these questions and lots more too.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools Subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

This is an in person workshop hosted at The Malone Middle School Webster St. Malone, NY.

18. (RSE-TASC) Designing to the Edges Half Day training in Harrisville

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators

Dates: 3/8/2017

This workshop will explore the elements and characteristics of explicit instruction and specially designed instruction. Participants will examine how to meet the needs of students with disabilities in the classroom by designing to the edges.
If you are looking to purchase robots for your district, to learn more about the robots you already have, or if you wish to borrow robots through Model Schools, this course is for you! Each session will be one hour - come to as many sessions as you like!

9AM-10AM - Blue-Bot
Blue-Bots are friendly-looking bees that can be programmed by touch or with an app on a mobile device. Blue-Bots are appropriate for grades Pre-K-5.

10AM-11AM - Dash and Dot
Dash and Dots are blue robots that can interact with each other, and can be programmed on your mobile device using a variety of apps. They are appropirate for K-5 but can extend into early middle school.

11AM-12PM - Ozobot
Ozobots are tiny robots that can be programmed using a marker and paper or with an application on your computer or device. Ozobots can be used for visual coding in the elementary or block-based coding at the middle or high school level.

1PM-2PM -Cubelets
Cubelets involve three types of magnetic blocks - sense (input) blocks, action (output) blocks, and think (processing) blocks. They can be combined to create robots. Cubelets can be used with grades K-12.

2PM-3PM - Sphero
Spheros are robotic balls that can be programmed with an app on a mobile device. Sphero is appropriate for grades 3-12.

Participants should bring a mobile device and will receive an email with a list of apps they should load prior to the class. Those that wish to stay all day will have a one-hour lunch on their own.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125 (or $75 for half day)
Location: NERIC Albany

20. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 1 - Using Google Docs - An Online Introduction

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 3/9/2017

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This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 1 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students in using Google Docs to create & edit content, as well as collaborate online with peers and instructors. Some of the areas to be covered will include: creating, importing, & formatting a document; using a template; inserting images & hyperlinks; using the collaboration tools; adding comments; translating & using the voice typing. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using Google Docs with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. 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
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.

Registration 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: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take electronic payments.

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

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

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

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

22. Kick it Up a Notch! Digital Booktalk Strategies and Presentation Tools - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/13/2017 to 3/31/2017

Looking for new ways to engage readers? How to hook readers on new or classic books? Looking for fun, new ELA/reading projects for students? Then this course might be for you! We will learn the essence of what makes a successful booktalk - either for your use or for storytelling projects with students. Then we will learn to use cutting edge presentation tools to create the booktalks. After this course, you will know how to create a digital presentation storyboard, use five different computer-based tools to create a booktalk, and you will walk away with rubrics for each type of project. As a bonus, these skills can also be directly applied to future digital storytelling projects. Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

23. Windows into the Past: Using Primary Source Materials in the Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/13/2017 to 3/31/2017

Come discover the power of using primary source materials in the classroom! Through primary source analysis teachers can help students construct knowledge, connect with content, think creatively and critically, and develop critical 21st Century every content area, at all grade levels! In this course we will learn about and how to: use digital collections of primary source materials; analyze primary sources; coach students to think like historians; identify strategies for inquiry-based learning; and generate a student lesson & activities that integrate/utilize primary sources. This is hands-on, inquiry-based learning at its best! Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

24. (RSE-TASC) The Impact of Trauma on the Developing Brain training in Lake Placid

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Support Staff

Dates: 3/13/2017

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Brain science increasingly demonstrates how experiencing trauma has lasting harmful impacts for youth and impedes learning and other positive behavior functioning in school. Trauma compromises parts of the developing brain that govern attention, concentration and regulating emotions. This workshop will discuss the effects of trauma on the developing brain along with focusing on specific research-based strategies to use in successfully working with children who have been exposed to trauma.

25. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 3/14/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

26. OPALS Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/14/2017

Coffee and Carbs will be provided!

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in OPALS Automation CoSer 503.00. John Schuster from OPALS will be leading this session. Participants receive professional development on updates in OPALS, and information related to automation services and project plans. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

27. Diving Deeper into Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/14/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Interested in learning how to really wrangle Google Forms? This hands-on training will encourage the participant to create multiple types of forms. Some examples include:event registrations, whip up a quick opinion poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, permission slips and much more. Attendees should bring gathered materials within their Google Drive that will allow them to create materials within their classroom or job.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools subscribers and $75pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

28. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/14/2017

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Liaisons are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates (APPR, SLOs), technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts and is posted to our LibGuide promptly following the meeting. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

29. Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 3/15/2017

What makes some school leaders "good"��½ and others "great"��½? Why are some principals able to turnaround their schools, while others turn around and walk away (as evidenced by the exceptionally high turnover rate among school leaders)? Based on a scientific analysis of a large collection of research, as well as years of experience problem-solving with school and district leaders, McREL International has arrived at an intriguing answer: Balance. In this blended learning workshop, led by Matt Seebaum, participants will learn about three key roles that every successful leader must balance: 1.Visionary Strategists - providing clear focus for improvement efforts; 2.Optimistic Change Agents - overcoming resistance to change by inspiring others to believe better outcomes are possible; and 3.Purpose-Driven Team Builders - developing strong communities where people share goals and an abiding sense of purpose.

30. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 3/15/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

31. Diving Deeper into Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/15/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

Interested in learning how to really wrangle Google Forms? This hands-on training will encourage the participant to create multiple types of forms. Some examples include:event registrations, whip up a quick opinion poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, permission slips and much more. Attendees should bring gathered materials within their Google Drive that will allow them to create materials within their classroom or job.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools subscribers and $75pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

32. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 2 - Using Google Gmail, Calendars, & Hangouts - An Online Introduction

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 3/15/2017

This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 2 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students using Google Gmail, Calendars, and Hangouts. Some areas to be covered will include: tricks for accessing, creating, formatting, & organizing emails; setting up & sharing calendar events; and using Google Hangouts for easy communication and collaboration. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using these Google Apps with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. 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

33. Learn with Author Gordon Korman

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/15/2017

Gordon Korman will share his Page Turner Principle, focusing on his favorite two genres - humor and adventure. We will hear why both are great for motivating kids to read and write. After the presentation there will be a dessert reception, book sales and book signing.

34. Clarity Bright Bytes District Team Deeper Dive

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teams of educators, administrators encouraged to attend.

Dates: 3/16/2017

NERIC has partnered with BrightBytes to empower 21st-Century skill development and increase the impact technology has on student learning. Please join us for a day of thought leadership, data analysis, and team action planning, hosted by NERIC and led by BrightBytes' NERIC Client Success Partner, Matt Schneidman. The workshop will empower you to use the Technology and Learning CASE framework to advocate for resources, support decision-making, and prioritize learning initiatives.

Bring a team including superintendents, principals, teachers, and technology coordinators.

This workshop is free to Model Schools Subscribers.

Please bring your own device.

35. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring for Preschool Students who are identified as having a Disability training in Queensbury

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Providers, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Education Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 3/16/2017

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Data based decision making refers to an educator's ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instructions and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will briefly review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Participants will learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

36. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/16/2017

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.

37. (RSE-TASC) CDOS Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Transition Specialists/Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Job Coaches, CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy

Dates: 3/17/2017

This session is intended to allow professionals working in Non-District schools to receive policy updates and technical assistance on issued related to Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS). Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services to prepare students with disabilities for careers and life after graduation.

38. Shared Learning Objectives Spring Meeting - 03/17/17

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Shared Learning Objectives district participants

Dates: 3/17/2017

AGENDA

Work Session (Optional)(9-12)
Meeting (1-3) SLO Home Page Navigation
Highlight of Current and Past Projects
Guest Presenter
New Applications and Sites to Share
Training Information

This workshop is only open to current participants of the NERIC's Shared Learning Objectives service.

39. (RSE-TASC) Capital District Regional PBIS Coaches Forum in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: PBIS Tier 1,2,3 Coaches

Dates: 3/20/2017

The Regional PBIS Coaches Forum provides an opportunity for Coaches to share practices, data and systems to implement and sustain PBIS in their schools, districts, pre-K programs, non-district programs, etc. We will host a variety of workshops and opportunities to network. This year's forum is being planned by a group of PBIS Coaches, along with the Behavior Specialist staff at the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center.

All registrants should expect follow-up emails regarding selecting choices for workshops as well as other potential activities. Sign-in will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., we will begin the forum at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is on your own.

40. Young Adult Literature and Technology - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/20/2017 to 4/28/2017

This course allows participants to explore literature and the use of technology to teach literature. Participants will read, write reviews and share the reviews with students and the instructor. They will also read and comment on technology articles and create a lesson using technology.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

41. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/20/2017

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.

42. (RSE-TASC) Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE): Overview of Procedures and Best Practice training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Providers, Special/General Educators, Related Service Providers, Administrators, County/Municipal Representatives

Dates: 3/21/2017

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From the point of a child's referral to the CPSE to the transition from preschool services into school-age education (CSE), the CPSE process relies heavily on collaboration. This collaborative effort is representative of the partnerships formed between the parents, school districts, approved evaluators and service providers, county/municipal representatives and, when appropriate, early intervention providers.

This workshop will review practices that align with state requirements and support the CPSE in providing high quality services. Topics will include: NYS regulated procedures/timelines, the EI to CPSE transition, the CPSE process (including referral, evaluations, eligibility, IEP) and the CPSE to school age transition.

43. (RSE-TASC) Resource Room Roundtable in Canton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 3/21/2017

The Resource Room Roundtable is a group designed to provide Resource Room Teachers with opportunities to learn and share strategies/ideas with each other with the goal of improving services to students. Each session will begin with a brief training to foster conversation.

Topics for this session:

~ Resource Room Regulations

~ Sharing of strategies for supplemental skill development

~ Sharing of challenges and strategies to overcome those challenges

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.

Registration 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: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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 electronic payments.

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

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

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

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

45. (RSE-TASC) Learning Disability or Second Language Need: Understanding Similarities and Differences training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: ENL Providers and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/22/2017

Wait List
In this session, participants will:

* Identify how Second Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities Mirror each other (academic and behavioral similarities)

* Name simple strategies and accommodations to implement before referring an ELL student for special services.

* Name steps to take to differentiate Second Language Acquisition needs from a Learning Disability.

* Use a case study to explore questions and answers about appropriate referrals of ELLs to the CSE.

46. (RSE-TASC) WSWHE Interagency Council in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personnel, Parents

Dates: 3/22/2017

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Transition Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities. EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN!

Topics for this session:

~ Introductions

~ Agency Updates

~ MyPathNY.Org

47. (RSE-TASC) 18-21 Programming Informational Fair in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personnel, Parents

Dates: 3/22/2017

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This informational fair will showcase programming that is available for students with disabilities in the 18-21 year old age range. This session will be set up vendor style, so participants can talk to programs in their area and learn about what options are available for students in the WSWHE BOCES area and the Capital Region BOCES area.

48. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 3 - Using Google Sheets- An Online Introduction

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2017

This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 3 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students in using Google Sheets. Some of the areas to be covered will include: access and navigation tools, conditional formatting, formulas and auto-fill, sorting, simple charts, and collaboration. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using Google Sheets with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. 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

49. Introductory AT device training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Dates: 3/23/2017

Location: NERIC Plattsburgh 1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 10

What are some of the accessibility features available to Special Education students, within the iPad, iPhone and Windows computers? What are the best Apps to use with Special Ed students and what Chrome extensions will be beneficial to these students and teachers within those classrooms? This hands-on workshop will cover all these questions and lots more too.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools Subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

50. (RSE-TASC) Transition and Students with Emotional and Behavior Challenges training in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/23/2017

Research shows that students with emotional and behavioral challenges are more likely to fail and dropout of school than any other population of students. Helping students with emotional and behavior challenges define or move toward post-secondary goals is challenging, but an essential part of helping students find success. In this session, participants will learn about the benefits of transition planning and will learn about tools and evidence based strategies to help facilitate the transition planning process to increase student engagement.

51. (RSE-TASC) Quality IEP Workday in Malone

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists

Dates: 3/24/2017

Participants will review quality indicators for developing and progress monitoring annual goals. There will be guided practice to modify and/or develop annual goals and an opportunity to explore progress monitoring tools. Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP and any progress monitoring tools they are using. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

52. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 4/29/2017

"Struggling with student engagement, differentiated instruction, meeting the various ability levels of your students? Then let technology help you!

Blended learning involves the combination of teacher-based instruction coupled with technology to provide students with the optimal learning experience.

The purpose of this 15-hour online course is to introduce you to the best practices for blended learning. After this is accomplished you will be introduced to the best and latest tools to create a blended learning lesson that you can use with your students.

You will be provided with an ENORMOUS amount of support to ensure your success!

You must have access to a Learning Management System, preferably Blackboard 9.1.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

53. Padlet- A Multimedia Friendly, Free-Form, Real-Time Wiki - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 4/14/2017

Location: Online

This course introduces teachers of all subjects and grade levels to Padlet, an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device. It is like a multimedia friendly, free-form, real-time wiki. Padlet is a great way to organize resources by subject or unit for students to view and/or edit or simply for personal use. It is an excellent tool for visual learners and for teachers who want to provide an easy way for students to access additional course materials. Upon completion of the course, teachers will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

54. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 4/14/2017

This course is intended to introduce teachers of all subjects and grade levels to innovative internet tools to use in any classroom. Screencast-O-Matic will be the main tool explored. It gives you the ability to create and share screen recordings to engage your auditory and visual learners. We will also be sharing tools such as Chirbit, Jing, Fakebook, and more! Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

55. Teaching Online 101 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 5/30/2017

Teaching Online 101 consists of five modules filled with best practices to increase a teacher's comfort level working in the online environment. The course is designed for teacher's who have NOT taught an online course. The course will begin by taking you through a history of online education and online organizations and teaching standards and conclude with how to establish rapport and support and create feedback for your students. We've edited the course so it should take you approximately 20 hours to complete. There are no fixed due dates for the modules, with the course designed to be taken sequentially. The course needs to be completed by 4/18/16. You will need to work at your own pace, but please keep in mind, the course cannot be completed in one day.

Module 1 - An Introduction to Online Learning
Module 2 - The Virtual Instructor
Module 3 - Time Management
Module 4 - Establishing Rapport in the Virtual World
Module 5 - Giving Appropriate Feedback

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC or Mac
Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $230
Location: Online

56. (RSE-TASC) Job Coach 2 training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/28/2017

The provision of quality on-site supports is an integral component of community based work programs for students with disabilities. This training will provide experienced job coaches (and individuals who have completed the Introductory WBL/Job Coach training) with strategies and resources needed to:

1. assist students with more complex needs to improve their work behaviors and productivity needed for development of CDOS skills

2. complete WBL assessments to identify student transition needs

57. Google Apps for Educators Webinar Series Part 4 - Using Google Forms- An Online Introduction

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 3/29/2017

This 4-part webinar series will introduce the user to the most frequently used Apps in the Google Educators' Suite.

Part 4 - Spend an hour learning how to engage students in using Google Forms. Some of the areas to be covered will include: creating forms, surveys, & quizzes, sharing forms with other educators and students, and collecting responses using Google Sheets for easy analysis. Ideas will be shared on best practices for using Google Forms with your students.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the series. 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
Social pinboard sites like Pinterest have become tremendously popular for sharing personal interests, websites, and all types of media on a favorite topic. These sites let you pin video, audio, images, web links, etc, to a virtual bulletin board, and share your favorite items with whomever you wish. You can follow other people who have created boards that are of interest to you. Come join us for an hour webinar to learn how to use this dynamic tool as a professional resource (for example, for planning and collaborating with colleagues), and in your classroom (for example, for project resources). Please make sure that you will have access to the Pinterest website if you are using a school computer.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Online

59. Let's Interact with Interactive Reading Notebooks

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/3/2017 to 5/1/2017

This course will be a collaborative class focusing on using technology to create lessons and materials for teachers to use in their reading lessons through the use of interactive notebooks. This class will be all online and will span 4 weeks. In this course you will gain experience with Google Slides, Google Sharing, PDFs, PowerPoint, Genius Scan and Smart Notebook to name a few. Furthermore participants will have an interactive notebook to guide their students. This tool then becomes a collection of their students' learning through scaffolding and an authentic assessment. Participants will have multiple opportunities for discussions about classroom applications, best practice, and differentiated instruction to modify and create lessons/notebook materials to meet the CCSS for their grade/subject level.

ISTE Standards for Teachers: This course focuses on Standard 1-Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environment. Also Standard 2- Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the Standards. Also finally Standard 3- Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success. The course also touches on a wide variety of Common Core State Standards.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

60. Using Technology to Explore Yardsticks: Developmental Stages from Age 4-14 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/3/2017 to 5/22/2017

The book Yardsticks by Chip Wood is a must-read for educators, administrators, and parents of students ages 4-14. In this 21-hour online course, you will use the book as a tool to help you address the developmental needs of your students. The course is self-paced, with technology-based assignments corresponding to reading assignments and Discussion Board responses. You will gain experience using Excel, Word Cloud apps, Google Docs, Padlet, and explore other grade-appropriate technology for use in your classrooms. There will also be two GoToMeetings for opportunities to participate in real-time discussion on the topics in the book. Participants must choose one session to "attend" virtually (preferably online but can join by phone if necessary) on EITHER April 27 OR May 3 at 7pm.

You need access to Virtual Blackboard, word processing, and spreadsheet application. Your incoming class lists including dates of birth would be helpful! You will need to purchase or check out from the library a copy of Yardsticks by Chip Wood, available in paperback.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

61. (RSE-TASC) Overview of Ci3T: Comprehensive, Integrated, Three Tiered Model of Prevention training in Queensbury

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: District and Building Administrators, K-12 Regular and Special Education Teachers, PBIS Teams, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Behavior Specialists, etc...You are encouraged to send a team from your district.

Dates: 4/3/2017

Ci3T is a systems-level approach of a data informed, multi-tiered system of support focusing simultaneously on the academic, behavior and social skill needs of students. Dr. Kathleen Lane has presented on multiple occasions in our region and has referenced the Ci3T model in her work. Participants in her trainings continue to ask how to begin the process of bringing this comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered model (Ci3T) of prevention to their schools. This overview will provide the framework for beginning this process: the rationale, a way to organize all district initiatives, creating a collaborative context for the general education and special education community, increasing efficiency of staff time by reducing the number of meetings, establishing a blueprint for each tier of support that defines the roles and responsibilities of staff/faculty, students, administrators and parents, analyzing multiple sources of data, and for educators in New York, taking a systemic approach to the DTSDE (New York State Education Department Diagnostic Tool for School District Effectiveness) tenets.

Sign-In is held at 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., the training is 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lunch is on your own

Registration closes on March 20, 2017

62. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/3/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books 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. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

63. (RSE-TASC) Supporting Behavior for School Success: Teacher Level Strategies to Manage Behavior and Support Instruction, Part Two in Troy

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: District and Building Administrators, K-12 Regular and Special Education Teachers, PBIS Teams, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Behavior Specialists, etc. You are encouraged to send a team from your district. These sessions are conducted as a series and build upon each other.

Dates: 4/4/2017

This session is a continuation of the May 24, 2016 training by Dr. Kathleen Lane. It is not required to have participants complete the May training in order to attend this event. This training will cover additional low-intensity, teacher delivered supports that can be easily integrated into routine instructional practice: Behavior-Specific Praise, Instructional Feedback, and Active Supervision. Each strategy will be described, modeled and practiced during the session, with emphasis on implementing with integrity and monitoring changes in student performance, with attention to issues of social validity.

Sign-in will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., the training is from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Lunch is on your own.

Registration closes on March 20, 2017.

64. Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 4/5/2017

Location: Malone CSD Transportation Facility Conference Room

Ever want to flip your classroom so your students were learning at home? Or maybe just have a safe environment that your students can comment and challenge each other? If so, then Google Classroom is for you. This half-day, hands-on training takes you from step one of creating a Google Classroom, to tips for getting the most effective use of your digital classroom. You'll learn about: Class setup, classroom use as a teacher, administrator or committee member, instructional tips, using classroom as a student, resources.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to be in a district that has a Google Domain in order to create a Google Classroom.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google classroom credentials.

This course is free to Model Schools Subscribers and $75pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

65. Amplify Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom (easily modified for any K-12 classroom)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and admins wanting to learn to new resources to recommend to teachers

Dates: 4/5/2017 to 5/3/2017

Location: WebEx online

Do you want to integrate technology into your classroom in more meaningful ways? This is the book to help you make meaningful,authentic integration with what you are already doing. Practical, easy tools that amplify your literacy practices. Come to this virtual professional learning community to discover how easy it can be to provide your students with meaningful technological experiences.

We will meet virtually 3xs from 2:45-3:15 on the following dates:

April 5, April 26, and May 3rd.

Read two chapters per meeting.

We will meet via my WebEx Personal room:

Join WebEx meeting

https://neric.webex.com/join/shannon.pitcherboyeaneric.org | 644 653 631

Join from a video conferencing system or application

Dial shannon.pitcherboyeaneric.org@neric.webex.com

If you are the host, you can also enter your host PIN in your video conferencing system or application to start the meeting.

Join by phone

+1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Access code: 644 653 631

These meetings are virtual only. This offering is free to Model Schools Subscribers.

Please purchase your own text. Amplify Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom by Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke.

66. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/6/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

67. Diving Deeper into Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/6/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Interested in learning how to really wrangle Google Forms? This hands-on training will encourage the participant to create multiple types of forms. Some examples include:event registrations, whip up a quick opinion poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, permission slips and much more. Attendees should bring gathered materials within their Google Drive that will allow them to create materials within their classroom or job.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools subscribers and $75pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

68. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 4/7/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

69. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Saranac Lake

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Proviers, General Educators

Dates: 4/7/2017

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Data based decision making refers to an educator's ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instruction and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

70. Introductory AT Device Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2017

Location: HFM Room

What are some of the accessibility features available to Special Education students, within the iPad, iPhone and Windows computers? What are the best Apps to use with Special Ed students and what Chrome extensions will be beneficial to these students and teachers within those classrooms? This hands-on workshop will cover all these questions and lots more too.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

71. Introductory AT Device Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2017

Location: HFM Room

What are some of the accessibility features available to Special Education students, within the iPad, iPhone and Windows computers? What are the best Apps to use with Special Ed students and what Chrome extensions will be beneficial to these students and teachers within those classrooms? This hands-on workshop will cover all these questions and lots more too.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

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.

Registration 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: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take electronic payments.

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

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

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

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

73. Books, Reading, & Book Lists

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/12/2017

Alicia Abdul will present this workshop. She will introduce you to books that will be published soon. You just might be able to purchase new titles before your students start asking for them! Alicia will also share her lists of "If you liked..., then you'll love...!" books. PS-Coffee and carbs will be provided!

74. (RSE-TASC) Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: District PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 4/12/2017

The City School District of Albany will be hosting five meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by Colleen Conti, District PBIS Coordinator and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

  1. To share updates on the process of implementation
  2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation
  3. To analyze behavioral data and set goals across the district
  4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed
  5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district
  6. Registration begins at 8:30; the meeting will begin at 9:00, Registration deadline is 4/3/17.

75. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 4/12/2017

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This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

76. (RSE-TASC) Special Education 101 for ENL and Bilingual Teachers training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: ENL Providers and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2017

In this session, participants will:

* Define special education terms

* Name and discuss 13 special education classifications

* Examine the continuum of special education services

* Explain the CSE process as it relates to their work (e.g. participation on CSE meetings, LPT)

77. Programming Ideas & Best Practices

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/12/2017

Alicia Abdul and Kristen Majkut will share their great ideas for special programs you could run in your library, along with what worked really well and what could have been done differently. For example, they had many special events to celebrate National Library Week. There were book discussions, poetry workshops, Twitter book review sessions, and even a visit from a therapy dog! Come to this workshop for inspiration and great ideas to bring back to your library. And did we mention that lunch will be provided?

78. 5 Practical Uses for Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/12/2017

In this hour-long course, you will learn about the functionalities of the website/app Aurasma. You will learn how to use this tool to create interactive learning experiences for your students and how they can also use this resource to take ownership of their own learning. With both informative and active learning approaches, you will discover 5 practical uses for augmented reality in the classroom.

Please bring your own device where you can install the app Aurasma.

Webex Option: While in-person attendance is better, those who cannot attend at Broadalbin may connect from anywhere over Webex. Registration is still required.
Click for Webex
Event #: 642 364 361
Event Password: ar17

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Fonda-Fultonville or WebEx

79. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/13/2017

Location: CVES Room

New
Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, CVES Room

80. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 4/14/2017

Location: Large Conference Room FEH Boces Malone

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Want to create a MakerSpace environment within your own classroom but worried about how to start? This hands-on maker presentation will explore the basic concepts of makerspaces, cover low-tech and inexpensive ways to begin your own classroom makerspace, and give you some simple pointers on how to start from scratch. Participants will understand the basics of maker environments and how to begin the process of creating such spaces within their classrooms.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

81. Introduction to Pixlr - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/24/2017 to 5/22/2017

Pixlr is a free online cloud-based image editing tool that runs on both the PC and Mac platforms. It's a flash-based app that closely resembles Photoshop. Images may be opened from your workstation or URL, as well as from Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa. 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: Must have Internet access. Participants should also have access to a digital camera or digital images for final project completion.

Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Model Schools Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC or Mac
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

82. iPhoneography 101 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/24/2017 to 5/22/2017

The best camera you have is the one you have with you. iPhoneography is the art of taking, editing, and sharing images with an Apple iPhone. This five week online course focuses on: photography techniques for the iPhone, using apps to edit and share your images, critiquing photos, and incorporating iPhones into the classroom. Participants who complete all the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation.

Prerequisites: The course content is written for the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, 7 and 7+. Participants must be able to download several free apps and purchase one $1.99 app for their iPhone.

Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Model Schools Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC or Mac and IOS
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

83. Self-Publishing for Librarians & Students

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/24/2017

Do you have a great idea for a book? Have you written books and don't know what to do next? Are your students interested in becoming authors? Do your students write books and you would like to have a more professional appearance? Come to this workshop for the answers to these questions and more!

Mindy Holland has published her students' books and Kathy Maggiacomo is a self-published author. They will share resources and ideas that are bound to inspire you to become a published author yourself!

John Briggs is an author and editor, who assists aspiring authors with their first publications. He will discuss the editor's role in self-publishing.

84. Microsoft Excel 2013

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/24/2017

Location: Capital Region Room

The Excel 2013 interface is the most popular version of Excel. This full-day session is designed for individuals who have worked with prior versions of Microsoft Excel. The course will focus on relevant classroom and office exercises that can be adapted by educators and support staff. Topics covered will include: the work environment, worksheet and workbook formatting, new ways of manipulating equations and functions, conditional formatting, charts and graphs, importing data, and PivotTables.

Prerequisite: Participants must have prior experience using Microsoft Word. This class is NOT designed for beginners.

Platform: PC (applicable to Mac)

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $235
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany
Room: Capital Region Room

85. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/25/2017

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.

86. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 4/26/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school teachers and administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage Forms, youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

87. Holocaust Resources from Echoes & Reflections and Marion Blumenthal Lazan

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/26/2017

The day will begin with a discussion of the Primary Sources that are available from the Library of Congress at no charge. You will have hands-on time to explore these resources. Please bring your own device if possible.

We are honored to bring Marion Blumenthal Lazan (a Holocaust survivor and author of Four Perfect Pebbles) to the Capital Region to share her life experiences with us. She is a phenomenal speaker, and so full of optimism and inspiration. This is a once in a lifetime experience - to meet someone who survived the Holocaust. The population is aging, and our time to talk with them in person is dwindling. Today's students will be the last group of people to talk with Holocaust survivors firsthand. All attendees will receive a copy of Marion's book, and there will be an opportunity to have your book signed by Marion.

88. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 4/27/2017

Location: FEH BOCES Malone

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

89. Blackboard 9.1 - Create Your Own Online Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/27/2017

Are you interested in putting your class curriculum online or creating professional development materials for Web access? This session will cover the design of online courses to actual course creation using Blackboard 9.1. Topics covered include: online course design, using the interface, creating and importing content, online assessments and assignments, using interactive tools, user and site management, communication and site maintenance. Participants should bring curricular content in electronic format.

NOTE: This workshop is only open to the following districts that subscribe to the Blackboard service: Albany CSD, Broadalbin-Perth, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Fort Plain, Johnstown, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Salmon River, Schalmont, Scotia-Glenville, Shenendehowa, and Capreg BOCES CTE.

Platform: PC (applicable to Mac)
Fee: Blackboard 9.1 subscribers - FREE
Location: NERIC, SLL Room

90. Diving Deeper into Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 4/27/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

Interested in learning how to really wrangle Google Forms? This hands-on training will encourage the participant to create multiple types of forms. Some examples include:event registrations, whip up a quick opinion poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, permission slips and much more. Attendees should bring gathered materials within their Google Drive that will allow them to create materials within their classroom or job.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools subscribers and $75pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

91. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/12/2017

Google Classroom is a free tool that allows teachers to create assignments, post announcements and start class discussions. As part of the G Suite, Google Classroom is suitable for a flipped classroom and blended learning experience. Classroom provides an easy-to-use interface that is accessible from all devices.

Topics covered in this 15 hour online course may include: the layout, setting up your classroom, adding students and co-teachers, documents, calendar, posting announcements, assignments and questions, using classroom as a student, exporting grades, and integrating other Google tools and add-ons.

Requirements: Participants will need to submit their school's Google domain to steven.janover@neric.org to facilitate optimal access to the Google Classroom.

92. Introduction to Coding Classroom Web Pages with HTML5 and CSS3 - ONLINE

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/12/2017

HTML5 is the most current version of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the hidden code behind pages on the Web. HTML is used to structure and organize content; CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) defines the layout of HTML documents: fonts, colors, formatting, images, etc.

The focus of this course will be on creating and troubleshooting classroom web pages. The coding skills learned may be used by educators to introduce students to the fundamentals of web page creation and are the foundation of other front-end languages. HTML and CSS are also very useful skills for jobs involving online content and for troubleshooting and editing wikis, blogs, LMS content and other applications.

Prerequisites: Must be able to download and install a free text editor.

Note: This is a challenging course.

Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Model Schools Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

93. Teaching with Primary Sources 2 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/19/2017

This online course is for participants who have taken "Windows into the Past - Using Primary Source Tools" OR have some experience using Primary Sources in the classroom. In this course we will examine maps, printed texts, political cartoons, and discuss the inquiry process further. Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Fee: Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

94. Technology Tools to Enhance Collaborative Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/19/2017

Participants will learn to use web-based, interactive technology to engage all levels of learners in any subject area. We will aggressively hit many tools and discuss key strategies for authentically using these tools in the classroom.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

95. Taking Reading Strategies to the Next Level with Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/4/2017 to 6/1/2017

This course will be a collaborative class working with reading strategies. We will be focusing on using technology to create lessons and materials for teachers to use in their reading lessons. This class will be all online and will span 4 weeks. In this course you will gain experience with Google Slides, Google Sharing, PDFs, PowerPoint, Smart Notebook, and a Poster Making App. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials and ideas to use in support of your reading instruction.

This class is geared towards a wide audience; teachers across the grades could gain many strategies for teaching reading. It is highly recommended that participants have access to a copy of The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.

ISTE Standards for Teachers: Standard 1-Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environment. Also Standard 2- Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the Standards. Also finally Standard 3- Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success. The course also touches on a wide variety of Common Core State Standards.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

96. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/8/2017 to 6/17/2017

Struggling with student engagement, differentiated instruction, meeting the various ability levels of your students? Then let technology help you!

Blended learning involves the combination of teacher-based instruction coupled with technology to provide students with the optimal learning experience.

The purpose of this 15-hour online course is to introduce you to the best practices for blended learning. After this is accomplished you will be introduced to the best and latest tools to create a blended learning lesson that you can use with your students.

You will be provided with an ENORMOUS amount of support to ensure your success!

You must have access to a Learning Management System, preferably Blackboard 9.1.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

97. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/9/2017

Location: Marcy Room NERIC Plattsburgh

Want to create a MakerSpace environment within your own classroom but worried about how to start? This hands-on maker presentation will explore the basic concepts of makerspaces, cover low-tech and inexpensive ways to begin your own classroom makerspace, and give you some simple pointers on how to start from scratch. Participants will understand the basics of maker environments and how to begin the process of creating such spaces within their classrooms.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

This workshop is free to participating Model Schools subscribers, and $75.00pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

98. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Lake Placid

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 5/9/2017

This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

99. Webinar: Create Exciting Classroom Quizzes!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/9/2017

Want to add excitement to your lessons or put some fun in your review sessions? Kahoot is a free and simple-to-use online tool that turns your classroom into an educational game show! Use in your classroom with students, or even for professional development with your colleagues!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online

100. The "New" Google Forms, Plus Self-Correcting Tests and Quizzes

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/9/2017 to 5/16/2017

Learn the "new" Google Forms, with all its added features. Use with students or colleagues. Forms are easy to construct, and are designed using the content and information pertinent to your subject area. Respondents fill out forms online, and Google "instantly" summarizes the answers in a spreadsheet and creates a colored chart, summarizing the respondents' answers. Insert nine different kinds of question types. Add images, videos, section headers, etc. Use images as part of the question, or as distracters. Use for quizzes, how-to steps, collecting assignments, data collection, science experiments, math reviews, and more. After learning the basics of the "new" Forms, we will move onto self-correcting forms. Features include the ability to assign points to each question, create answer keys, and decide whether to give students immediate feedback when they complete the tests (without the need for email), or email students their grades at a later date. Teachers can add links to extra help resources within each question for students to use when they get their test results. Teachers can also give individual feedback to students, with private comments. And, they can hand score individual questions for specific students, such as special needs students. Test data can be analyzed with the new Explore Feature.

Attendees should create a personal Google account or a Gmail account before the first session. The instructor will email instructions for creating Google accounts when she receives the session roster. We will use the school's computers, but attendees may bring their own laptops. If possible, they should have the Chrome browser installed. They can also use Firefox or Safari. Participants should use laptops, Chromebooks, or notebooks for this session, not iPads or Androids.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Niskayuna

101. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/9/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books 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. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.