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1. SchoolTool Google Features Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Database Administrators, Building Administrators and District Google Administrators

Dates: 8/26/2019

Starting Soon
SchoolTool
During the 18-19 school year, SchoolTool introduced some exciting new features pertaining to Google and Google Classroom. This webinar will give you an overview of the features as well as basic setup steps. We will cover: Google Login, Sync Rosters to Google Classroom, and Import Assignments from Google Classroom.

2. Follett Destiny Refresher Training

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians, school staff using Destiny 17.0

Dates: 8/27/2019

Starting Soon
This training will be an overview of Destiny 17.0.

3. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 9/5/2019

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

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

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 9/10/2019

September's book: The Unteachables by Gordon Korman

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

Participants are asked to:

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

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

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

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

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

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

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

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

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

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

5. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) September 10 & 12, 2019

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 9/10/2019 to 9/12/2019

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

6. Evidence Based Observation - Collecting Valid and Reliable Evidence of Teacher Practice- New

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/12/2019

New
This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for certification of new Lead Evaluators. Participants will work to refine observation skills and conversations with colleagues on improved student learning. This workshop provides an overview of the Framework for Teaching-Danielson. The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. Participants will explore and deepen their understanding of the components, elements and rubrics, engage in professional conversations and begin to think about the role of the Framework as a tool for teacher evaluation and professional growth.

Participants will:

~ Work with the Framework for teaching (Danielson)

~ Work with approved Teacher Rubrics refining observation skills and reaching consistency in ratings with their colleagues. Particular attention will be paid to the difference between "Proficient" and "Distinguished."

~ Video clips of actual classroom instruction will be observed,discussed, and analyzed using the rubrics that are on the approved list.

Participants must bring:

~ Your Danielson Rubric

~ Evidence collection sheets or software that you have been using

~ Sample evidence you have collected to date

~ Your current APPR agreement

7. SchoolTool Discipline Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/12/2019

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a refresher for experienced users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters (1.5 hrs).

8. Naviance Training

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: School Counselors

Dates: 9/16/2019

Naviance Professional Development to include:

Morning 8:00-11:00:



• The Collaborative tools available in Naviance and Family Connection. These tools include journals, surveys, e-mail, and documents. Using these tools improves communication and allows you to track important correspondence and documents from students and parents.



• The Success Planning tools in Naviance. These tools allow students to set goals and school staff members to create tangible, action-oriented, and personalized plans that focus students on the future.

Afternoon 12:00-3:00:



• Naviance eDocs, an electronic college application tool, allowing schools to prepare and send college application documentation electronically to more than 3,000 electronic destinations including all Common App schools.

District specific questions will be answered as time permits.

LUNCH FROM 11:00 TO 12:00 IS ON YOUR OWN.

9. Naviance Training

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: School Counselors

Dates: 9/17/2019

Naviance Professional Development to include:

Morning 8:00-11:00:





• The Collaborative tools available in Naviance and Family Connection. These tools include journals, surveys, e-mail, and documents. Using these tools improves communication and allows you to track important correspondence and documents from students and parents.





• The Success Planning tools in Naviance. These tools allow students to set goals and school staff members to create tangible, action-oriented, and personalized plans that focus students on the future.

Afternoon 12:00-3:00:





• Naviance eDocs, an electronic college application tool, allowing schools to prepare and send college application documentation electronically to more than 3,000 electronic destinations including all Common App schools.

District specific questions will be answered as time permits.

LUNCH FROM 11:00 TO 12:00 IS ON YOUR OWN.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

11. Library Support Staff Training #1

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Library teaching assistants, aides, secretaries and other clerical support staff

Dates: 9/19/2019

Destiny support/guidance for library teaching assistants, aides, secretaries and other clerical support staff.

12. SchoolTool Attendance Clerk Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/19/2019

SchoolTool
This webinar refresher will be a review for experienced users responsible for maintaining school attendance. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

Conference

13. Asbestos LEA Designee Workshop - September 23, 2019

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/23/2019

Course Date: September 23, 2019

Course Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (lunch provided)

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

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

The EPA requires that each Local Educational Agency (LEA) appoint a person to ensure that schools comply with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, 40 CFR 763). This training meets the EPA's requirements for training the designess must receive to oversee inspections, re-inspections, surveillances and management of asbestos in schools

The participating rate will be charged for school personnel that currently purchase the Capital Region BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management service. All others (including non-participating districts, other BOCES, municipalities, private organizations, etc.) will be charged the non-participating rate.

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

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form:https://forms.gle/YBmoEGbLxgCDQSmY9


14. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/24/2019

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

15. SchoolTool Data Warehouse Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/24/2019

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide new Chief Information Officers with an overview of running SchoolTool data warehouse extracts required for NYS data warehousing. Topics to be covered will include types of extracts, running extracts, understanding CSV files, and the SchoolTool Validation Report.

16. Copyright with Anne Dalton

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/25/2019

In this informative and interactive one-day seminar, Anne Dalton, Esquire, will provide clarification on the Fair Use (Section 107) Guidelines and Copyright Law.

What copyright laws govern digital resources? What materials can be freely copied or distributed? What are the guidelines for using hyperlinks in online information sources? What are the guidelines for using materials from Netflix®, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other websites? What accountability measures can school districts face if faculty members are non-compliant? Ms. Dalton will provide answers to these questions and many more regarding Fair Use and Copyright Laws as they apply to schools.

This fast-paced, highly interactive, and fun session on a serious subject, complete with useful handouts, Q and A, and small-group discussions about real world compliance issues in today's schools and libraries, will provide the understanding needed for responsible educational practice. Students, parents, and educators depend on schools to model, explain, and correctly apply fair use principles, along with e-reserve, media streaming and copyright concepts and formats. Learn about copyright, fair use, the First Sale doctrine, infringement issues, creative commons licensing, student performance issues, common sense teacher rules, and parameters. Learn Teach Act guidelines and more from an experienced copyright attorney.

17. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/26/2019

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

18. Follett Destiny Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.00. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans.

Dates: 9/26/2019

Join us for an all new format for our Library Automation Users Group meeting. You choose the date and location that works best for you. Participants will learn about new features in Follett Destiny and explore promising practices. *Please note, our two meetings per year are timed with major upgrades (October, March). However, on-demand PD is available at any time.

19. Follett Destiny Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.00. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans.

Dates: 10/1/2019

New
Join us for an all new format for our Library Automation Users Group meeting. You choose the date and location that works best for you. Participants will learn about new features in Follett Destiny and explore promising practices. *Please note, our two meetings per year are timed with major upgrades (October, March). However, on-demand PD is available at any time.

20. SchoolTool Introduction to Dashboards [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/2/2019

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

21. Communications Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: School Library System Communications Coordinators

Dates: 10/2/2019

Quarterly meetings for School Library System Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as New York State Education Department initiatives, Standards alignments, and Information Fluency Skills. Communications Coordinators act as a liaison between the SLS and district librarians and leaders.

22. 2019-2020 Principal Collaborative

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/4/2019 to 5/1/2020

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

Each of this year's seminars will be guided by facilitators from CASDA, informed by current topics and research, and tailored to the interests and needs of participants. Topics under consideration for 2019-2020 include: social-emotional learning; school improvement; leadership; and curriculum, instruction and standards.


Conference

23. Asbestos Inspector Refresher (1/2 Day) - October 4, 2019

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/4/2019

Course Date: October 4, 2019

Course Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (continental breakfast & lunch provided)

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

Cost: $125 (participating)/$150 (non-participating); if taken with Management Planner, cost for BOTH courses is $200 (participating)/$250 non-participating.

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

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

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form:https://forms.gle/8dJLLhhHsURpMriS8



Conference

24. Asbestos Management Planner Refresher (1/2 Day) - October 4, 2019

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/4/2019

Course Date: October 4, 2019

Course Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (lunch provided)

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

Cost: $125 (participating)/$150 (non-participating); if taken with Inspector, cost for BOTH courses is $200 (participating)/$250 non-participating.

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

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

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form:https://forms.gle/59pK5syRGZAyajaA6


25. Positive Digital Citizenship - Blended Learning 101 Module 3

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Teahers

Dates: 10/7/2019 to 10/25/2019

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

27. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and K-5 staff

Dates: 10/8/2019

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

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


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


• November 12th (Holidays)


• January 14th (Nonfiction)


• March 3rd (Strong Women in Literature)


• June 9th (Summer Reading)

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

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 10/8/2019

October's book: The Best I Can Be by Liz Kulp

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

Participants are asked to:

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

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

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

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

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

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

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

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

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

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


Conference

29. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher - October 9, 2019

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/9/2019

Course Date: October 9, 2019

Course Time:8:00 am - 4:00 pm (continental breakfast and lunch provided)

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

Cost: $175 (participating)/$225 (non-participating)

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

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

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form:https://forms.gle/DB9LVdvAZDguBArM9


30. ClassLink Lunch & Learn

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Dates: 10/16/2019

ClassLink allows you to make better use of your digital resources by eliminating sign-in frustrations. Please join us to learn about: Single Sign On, File Access, Rostering, Account Management and Digital Resource Management.

31. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 10/21/2019

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

32. Mentor Program Introduction

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 10/22/2019

Introductions, goals, logistics, inspiration.

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

34. Arts & Enrichment Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: This meeting is by invitation only.

Dates: 10/23/2019

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

This meeting is by invitation only. If you are not a member of the Arts & Enrichment Advisory Council and would like to participate, please contact Dr. Jen Cannell at jen.cannell@neric.org.

35. SchoolTool Actions Tab Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/25/2019

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

36. Frontline IEP Learning Community-WSWHE/Saratoga AM

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Special Education Chairperson and Special Education Office Staff

Dates: 11/5/2019

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

37. SchoolTool Security [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Database Administrators

Dates: 11/5/2019

SchoolTool

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


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

38. Frontline IEP Learning Community-WSWHE/Saratoga PM

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Special Education Chairperson and Special Education Office Staff

Dates: 11/5/2019

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

39. Frontline IEP Learning Community-Albany AM

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Special Education Chairperson and Special Education Office Staff

Dates: 11/7/2019

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

41. Frontline IEP Learning Community-Albany PM

Program: NERIC: Student Services - Other

Audience: Special Education Chairperson and Special Education Office Staff

Dates: 11/7/2019

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

Conference

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

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 11/12/2019

Course Date: November 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 


43. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and K-5 staff

Dates: 11/12/2019

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

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



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



• November 12th (Holidays)



• January 14th (Nonfiction)



• March 3rd (Strong Women in Literature)



• June 9th (Summer Reading)

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

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 11/12/2019

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

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

Participants are asked to:

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

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

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

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

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

47. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [ALB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/14/2019

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

48. SchoolTool Reports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/15/2019

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

49. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 11/19/2019

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local university School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.
SchoolTool
This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

51. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/19/2019

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

52. SchoolTool Custom Exports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/21/2019

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

53. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/26/2019

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

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/27/2019

SchoolTool
This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within SchoolTool. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting. We will discuss common problems encountered while working with custom exports. We will also focus on more complicated filtering strategies.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

56. SchoolTool Census Check-Up [PLT]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/3/2019

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

57. SchoolTool Census Check-Up [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/4/2019

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

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/5/2019

SchoolTool
Attendees of this session will see demonstrations of both the SchoolTool student and parent portals, including viewing student demographics, grades, attendance, assessments, discipline and other available data. The SchoolTool Mobile app will be also be reviewed, with "what's new" information and best practice talking points for implementation discussed.
SchoolTool
This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

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

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 12/10/2019

December's book: Paperweight by Meg Haston

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

Participants are asked to:

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

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

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

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

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

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

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

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

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

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

61. Communications Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: School Library System Communications Coordinators

Dates: 12/11/2019

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts.
SchoolTool
This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/17/2019

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the SchoolTool rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.

64. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) December 17 & 19, 2019

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/17/2019 to 12/19/2019

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Jennifer Russo

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

65. SchoolTool New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/18/2019

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

66. SchoolTool Course Selections Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/7/2020

SchoolTool
This webinar will be an introduction or refresher of SchoolTool student course selection data entry and maintenance. Specific topics to be covered will include entering student course selections, removing and editing course selections, as well as using the advanced search to find students with a specific course selection. Also to be covered will be useful reports for working with student course selections.
SchoolTool
This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the SchoolTool rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.

68. Digital Integration and Blended Learning 101

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/13/2020 to 1/31/2020


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


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

69. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and K-5 staff

Dates: 1/14/2020

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

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

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

    ~ November 12th (Holidays)

    ~ January 14th (Nonfiction)

    ~ March 3rd (Strong Women in Literature)

    ~ June 9th (Summer Reading)

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

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

    Dates: 1/14/2020

    January's book: Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected by Kelle Hampton

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

    Participants are asked to:

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

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

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

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

    *What feelings did this book evoke for you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 1/15/2020

    SchoolTool
    This webinar will cover how to share student data electronically by use of online pre-registration and by electronic data transfer. Part I, 9:00 - 9:45: This includes the configuration of district connections and online pre-registration tokens, sharing options, home district setup, and security permissions. Part II, 9:50 - 10:30: This includes the process of sending and receiving student data, troubleshooting connection errors, and a brief overview of the grade retrieval feature.

    72. Library Support Staff Training #2

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: Library Teaching Assistants, Aides, Secretaries and Other Clerical Staff.

    Dates: 1/16/2020

    Destiny support/guidance for library teaching assistants, aides, secretaries,and other clerical staff.

    73. YA Book Group

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Dates: 1/22/2020

    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.

    74. SchoolTool Letters, Labels & Merges [WEB]

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 1/23/2020

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

    75. Arts & Enrichment Advisory Council Meeting

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: This meeting is by invitation only.

    Dates: 1/23/2020

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

    This meeting is by invitation only. If you are not a member of the Arts & Enrichment Advisory Council and would like to participate, please contact Dr. Jen Cannell at jen.cannell@neric.org.

    76. SchoolTool Registrar and Census [WEB]

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 1/30/2020

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

    77. Digitize Your Curriculum - Blended Learning 101 Module 2

    Program: NERIC: Special Events

    Audience: Teacher

    Dates: 2/3/2020 to 2/21/2020

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

    78. SLS Council Meeting

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: Librarians

    Dates: 2/4/2020

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

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

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 2/4/2020 to 3/3/2020

    SchoolTool

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

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

    80. Communications Coordinators Meeting

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: School Library System Communications Coordinators

    Dates: 2/5/2020

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

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

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 2/6/2020 to 3/6/2020

    New
    SchoolTool

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

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

    82. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [WEB]

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 2/11/2020

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

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

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    February's book: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison

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

    Participants are asked to:

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

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

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

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

    *What feelings did this book evoke for you?

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

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

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

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

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

    84. YA Book Group

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Dates: 2/27/2020

    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.

    85. Elementary Book Club

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: Elementary School Librarians and K-5 staff

    Dates: 3/3/2020

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

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

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

    ~ November 12th (Holidays)

    ~ January 14th (Nonfiction)

    ~ March 3rd (Strong Women in Literature)

    ~ June 9th (Summer Reading)

  • 86. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 3/5/2020

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

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

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

    Dates: 3/10/2020

    March's book: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

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

    Participants are asked to:

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

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

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

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

    *What feelings did this book evoke for you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 3/13/2020

    SchoolTool
    PART I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule, and an overview of reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports. PART II: Participants should have prior schooltoolTM scheduling experience or have attended the HS/MS Scheduling PART I. This will be a workshop session. Bring your documents for next school year and work with a NERIC schooltoolTM Support Coordinator there to provide assistance as needed.

    89. SchoolTool TSDL Minutes [WEB]

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 3/13/2020

    SchoolTool
    This webinar will provide an overview of screens and settings that impact Teacher-Student-Data-Linkage minutes of instruction for New York state reporting. Configuration of Course Catalog minutes for period or supplemental courses will be discussed, as will reviewing the master schedule for correct section and faculty setup. An overview of student schedule settings that impact TSDL will also be included. Other topics will include reports for TSDL verification, especially the SchoolTool Course History report and the SED Roster Verification report.

    90. YA Book Group

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Dates: 3/16/2020

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

    91. SLS Council Meeting

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: Librarians

    Dates: 3/17/2020

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

    92. Communications Coordinators Meeting

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: School Library System Communications Coordinators

    Dates: 4/1/2020

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

    93. SchoolTool Employability Profile Development Overview [WEB]

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 4/2/2020

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

    94. School Libraries Tech Retreat at Carey Conference Center, April 3-5, 2020

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: School librarians

    Dates: 4/3/2020 to 4/5/2020

    The annual Tech Retreat is designed for school librarians to learn new technologies that can be used in school libraries and in collaboration with other educators. Topics focus on innovative practices designed to position school librarians as instructional technology leaders within their schools.
    SchoolTool
    This session will be hosted by our SchoolTool and Data Warehouse Teams. It will cover issues impacting the measurement of chronic absenteeism, college career & civic readiness (CCCR), best practices, common problems to avoid and how to correct them.

    96. SchoolTool Introduction to Dashboards [WEB]

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 4/14/2020

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

    97. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Audience: New schooltool Users

    Dates: 4/16/2020

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

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

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

    Dates: 4/21/2020

    April's book: Sickened: a Memoir of Munchausen By Proxy by Julie Gregory

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

    Participants are asked to:

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

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

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

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

    *What feelings did this book evoke for you?

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

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

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

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

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

    99. YA Book Group

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Dates: 4/21/2020

    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.

    100. Arts & Enrichment Advisory Council Meeting

    Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

    Audience: This meeting is by invitation only.

    Dates: 4/29/2020

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

    This meeting is by invitation only. If you are not a member of the Arts & Enrichment Advisory Council and would like to participate, please contact Dr. Jen Cannell at jen.cannell@neric.org.

    101. SchoolTool New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

    Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

    Dates: 5/8/2020

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