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1. SchoolTool Census Check-Up [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/1/2020

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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.

2. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins December 2 and finishes December 9, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/2/2020

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

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

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

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

You may begin this class on Schoology on December 2nd, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on December 9th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of December 2nd with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

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

3. Club Esports with NASEF

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 12/2/2020

Location: Online

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Join us for an exciting collaborative event with North American Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) soon to be World Wide Scholastic Esports Foundation (WWSEF).

NERIC has partnered with NASEF as an affiliate and NASEF has agreed to meet current participating districts and interested districts in participating in esports for club level, middle school and high school.

Don't have an esports club yet? Need help determining club roles, or creating a club con situation? Registering with NASEF includes free resources like toolkits to help build your club's foundation and more! Clubs also have access to workshops for streaming; shout casting, and other key components of the esports ecosystem. NASEF equips school club advisors with the proper tools to become general managers. With the help of Connected Camps, NASEF also provides coaches to each school team, ensuring that each coach is properly vetted and trained to mentor students throughout the competitive season.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Course Type: Live Webinar

4. Google Drawings

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators / support staff

Dates: 12/2/2020

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In this one-hour webinar you will learn to use Drawings editing tools, change formats, copy images, change size and then place those images within a Google App to use. A list of already created resources will also be shared with all participants.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Online via Webex

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

5. NYSAA training

Program: School Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 12/3/2020

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Training for teachers new to administrating the NYSAA.

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/3/2020

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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.

7. Scaffolding for Remote Teaching and Learning

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals, teachers (instructional staff)

Dates: 12/3/2020

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Explore strategies for scaffolding based on the needs of English Language Learners for No-Tech, Low-Tech, and High-Tech versions of remote teaching and learning. Participants will view NYSED's Continuity of Education page to explore a variety of resources as well as a repository of RBERN-collected resources and strategies to develop a go-to database for reference in the coming weeks. Facilitators will demonstrate how the Bilingual Progressions and the Performance Level Descriptors can be used to identify specific scaffolds that may support ELLs with at-home practice and learning. Then, participants will view sample scaffolds and collaborate with colleagues to build a collection of ideas for effectively supporting remote teaching and learning of ELLs.

8. Technology Integrator Networking Meeting

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/4/2020

Location: Webex

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This virtual meeting for tech integrators will focus on navigating the unique challenges of your role in our current situation. Come to share your experience, support one another and generate ideas for how to best support teachers who are navigating the waters of remote learning and hybrid class models. Everyone who finds themselves in an instructional technology support role right now, as well as designated tech integrators, are welcome to attend! First-time attendees welcome!

Connection information will be emailed to all registrants the morning of the meeting.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: Online

9. Flipgrid Fever

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Admins, Media Specialists

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 12/11/2020

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Learn how to use Flipgrid for remote learning with your students. It's quick and fun! (Think Instagram or Snapchat for instruction!)

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

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

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

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

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

Contact: elearning@neric.org

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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

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

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Teachers

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

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


Contact:elearning@neric.org

12. Get Them Talking: Asynchronous Discussion Tools

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 12/20/2020

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One of the biggest challenges of remote learning is garnering active participation from students. This was not always easy in traditional classrooms, when we were all in one place at one time, but now… Oy! You know your students have thoughts to share (even if they don't want to admit it!); and you know their learning is enhanced when they listen to and critically analyze the ideas of their peers. So, how do you translate the traditional classroom discussion to a flexible, online format? This course will introduce you to four asynchronous discussion tools that work for remote learning - Google Classroom Questions, Google Chat/Hangouts, Flipgrid, and Padlet. You will have the opportunity to experience each of these from the students' perspective (yes, YOU will need to actively participate in this course!) and we will brainstorm strengths, weaknesses, and best practices for each tool. This course is self-paced and you will work independently. However, instructor will hold live office hours via video conference to answer questions and provide guidance.

How this class supports remote learning: This course is designed to get students interacting even when they're not all in one location.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $128.75
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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

13. Strategies to Connect with Students Online - NEW Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 1/4/2021

Location: Online

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Now that you're making the shift to online teaching, it's time to answer your biggest questions about remote, digitally based instruction:
How do you assess and monitor progress?
Build student engagement and accountability?
Use anchor charts and visuals?
Get books into students' hands?
Teach subject-area content, and avoid teacher burnout?

How this course supports remote learning: During this pandemic crisis we are turning to one of education's most trusted teaching voices, Jennifer Serravallo to help you restart or maintain students' progress. Participants may want to purchase Connecting with Students Online Strategies for Remote Teaching & Learning By Jennifer Serravallo, but the book is not required in order to complete this course.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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

14. NYSAA training

Program: School Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 12/7/2020

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Training for teachers new to administrating the NYSAA.

15. Part 1: Insignia

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Participants must be from a district/school that currently purchases Instructional Media Services through School Library System

Dates: 12/8/2020

In this four-part series focusing on tools provided by the School Library System through subscription to the Instructional Media Service, we will explore a resource and deepen understanding of how the tool can help teachers with instruction.

Part 1: Insignia - Learn about updates, how to navigate and search Insignia, book items, and more.

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.

17. SchoolTool Keyword Troubleshooting for Experienced Users [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Users familiar with keywords and merge documents in SchoolTool

Dates: 12/8/2020

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

18. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/8/2020

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

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

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

19. Schoolzilla Virtual User Group - 2020

Program: NERIC: Testing

Dates: 12/9/2020

Join Schoolzilla users from around the state as we discuss best practices & concerns for attendance, assessments, and behavior as we continue towards our goals. A collaborative session facilitated together in partnership, we aim to connect, empower, and support Schoolzilla users as we navigate the unchartered territories of today. This session is exclusive for Schoolzilla Service districts.

20. OverDrive Marketplace Training

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: This session is for school librarians and library staff who use OverDrive Marketplace or would like to use OverDrive Marketplace.

Dates: 12/9/2020

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Want to learn how to navigate OverDrive Marketplace? In this one-hour session, we will cover:

-searching

-lending models

-assigning titles

-curating collections

-purchasing cart

-reports/stats

21. Apex User Group - Re(Introducing) Apex Learning!

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 12/9/2020

Re(Introducing) Apex Learning!
Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses are virtual courses built to standards to meet strict high school graduation requirements with a rigorous curriculum. Engaging content keeps students interested and motivated to succeed and at the same time, Courses are designed to help students learn independently. This session will examine best practices for implementing Comprehensive Courses in your classroom, especially during this time of remote learning. We will be going through the basic functionality in the beginning, so this session will be perfect for beginner to moderate users of Apex Learning!



Intended Audience: district administrators, curriculum team members, teachers, instructional coaches from districts utilizing Apex Learning as part of NERIC's E-Learning program.

This is a virtual session. Join information will be sent the afternoon before.

Contact: elearning@neric.org

22. Google Sheets

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators / support staff

Dates: 12/9/2020

Google Sheets is a data geeks dream. In this session you will learn some of the tips and tricks for using Sheets more efficiently like freezing, text wrapping, drop downs, pivot tables and teacher formulas to name a few. Sheet resources will also be shared.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Online via Webex

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

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/10/2020

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

24. Let's Play Kahoot!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/10/2020

This live webinar will feature how to create and use Kahoots with your class. Kahoots are games that you can play for introducing new content, formative assessment and review. Students can play together during a live remote teaching session, or they can complete quizzes that you assign on their own time. This course will go over how to use Kahoots with your class and also build them with your own content.

How this course supports remote learning: Kahoot can be used as a group during a live online meeting and students can also play Kahoots assigned by the teacher on their own as a self-paced activity.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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

25. Optimizing Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/14/2020

Location: Online

This one-hour webinar is designed for those with some familiarity with Google Classroom, but who want to take their understanding to the next level! We will focus on effective ways to organize Classroom to make it easier for you and your students to navigate. We'll discuss useful settings adjustments, ways to use the Stream, how to make the Classwork tab more navigable, and more.

How this course supports remote learning: Google Classroom is a necessary component of remote learning in districts who use G-Suite for Education.

Please note: This is a synchronous webinar where all participants will connect at the designated date and time. You will receive an email with webinar access information by 9am the day of the event. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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

26. NYSAA training

Program: School Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 12/15/2020

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Training for teachers new to administrating the NYSAA.

27. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins December 16 and finishes December 23, 2020

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/16/2020

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

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

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

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

You may begin this class on Schoology on December 16th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on December 23rd, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of December 16th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

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

28. Esports Discussion Panel- Setting Up for Spring and Some Tips and Tricks

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/16/2020

Location: Online

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This discussion panel will assist schools who are prepared to set up for spring 2021 esports season. Our panel of seasoned esports coaches, professionals, and enthusiasts will provide insight in preparing for spring 2020. ***Also, we will have some insight on the January 2021 Championships!

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Course Type: Live Webinar

29. Cleaning Up Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/16/2020

Participants will learn how to incorporate tools and settings in Google Classroom to organize and streamline effective student interaction. Topics, Calendar, Settings, How-to Videos, and the new Google Meet links will be covered.

How this course supports remote learning: As nearly all teachers have moved into Google Classroom (or a similar LMS), many are in a new, unfamiliar environment. This session will serve to help with simple settings and tools to make your approach (and your students' understanding of that approach) more effective.

Please note: This is a synchronous webinar where all participants will connect at the designated date and time. You will receive an email with webinar access information by 9am the day of the event. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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

30. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 12/16/2020

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

31. SchoolTool New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/17/2020

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

32. Twice-Exceptional ELLs Online PD Session (book provided)

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals, teachers (instructional staff)

Dates: 12/17/2020

Even if we are experts in serving the needs of our English Language Learners (ELLs), when another variable is added, it can be a challenge to make the best decisions for these students. This PD will cover ELLs with Disabilities and ELLs with 504s. We will explore the national and state regulations for each area and use these to better understand the procedures needed to ensure our ELLs are receiving the support they need and deserve. In this three hour session, the first two hours will cover content with multiple opportunities for interaction. This will be followed by a workshop-style book study that will allow participants a deep-dive into a topic of their choosing. Participants of this session will receive a copy of the book Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners by Hamayan, Marler, Sanchez-Lopez and Damico (mailed to your home address within NYS). *Participants need to be registered 2 weeks prior to the workshop in order to receive the book. Registration deadline is December 3, 2020. There will also be an optional opportunity for a fourth hour CTLE credit through a one-hour follow-up assignment to make the PD session's learning meaningful and further utilize the book resource.

33. Maywood Faculty meeting - December

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Audience: Maywood Faculty

Dates: 12/22/2020

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Faculty meeting for all Maywood Teachers, TAs, and Related service providers

34. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins December 30 and finishes January 6, 2021

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/30/2020

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

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

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

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

You may begin this class on Schoology on December 30th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on January 6th, 2020. You will receive an email the morning of December 30th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

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

35. Blogger Bootcamp

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/31/2021

Have you thought about starting a classroom blog? Having your students blog? Starting a personal or professional blog? Creating a blog for your classroom, and maybe even for your students is an amazing way to communicate and share work during this time. This online course will familiarize you with Blogger and take you from "What's a blog?" to "Hold my coffee while I hyperlink this." There will be a series of activities completed through Blogger throughout the month.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

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

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

36. Power Up Your Classroom: A Book Study

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/24/2021

Location: Online

Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay will take you to the next level in designing learning experiences that leverage the power of gameplay. You'll learn about the benefits of gamification and game-based learning and how they can be game changers in the classroom, inspiring more engagement and motivation in your students. This step-by-step player's manual and book study course will give you plenty of tools to help you level up and win at the game of school.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay by Lindsey Blass and Cate Tolnai. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently.

How this course supports remote learning: In this course, participants will learn how to leverage the power of gameplay and design engaging learning experiences for their students in the physical classroom setting as well as a remote learning environment.

Participants must have access to the book Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay by Lindsey Blass and Cate Tolnai.

Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $255
Course Type: Online Course (Asynchronous)

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

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/5/2021

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

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

Part II: This includes the process of sending and receiving student data, troubleshooting connection errors, and a brief overview of the grade retrieval feature.

38. Thought Leadership Meetings for School Principals and Assistant Principals -- Elementary 1/6/21

Program: School Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 1/6/2021

Capital Region BOCES is pleased to host four meetings this year to provide Principals and Assistant Principals with the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with your peers. Virtual meetings will be held from 9-10 a.m.

Topics/Format:

~ Receive updates on important issues that impact your role.

~ Discuss topics of interest such as equity, mental health, managing difficult conversations, remote learning, and others as determined by the group.

~ Share ideas and receive feedback in a collaborative environment.

~ Meetings will be facilitated by Capital Region BOCES and your colleagues.

Meeting Dates for Elementary: October 21, 2020, January 6, 2021, March 10, 2021, and May 26, 2021. Please register for each meeting separately.

Questions: Contact Kelly Masline, Director of Educational Support Services at Kelly.masline@neric.org or call 518-464-3971.

There is no cost to participate in these meetings. This is part of the Capital Region BOCES Value Added Service.

If you don't receive a link to participate in the meeting, please contact Kelly Masline (kelly.masline@neric.org) or Deb Allen (deb.allen@neric.org).

39. Thought Leadership Meetings for School Principals and Assistant Principals -- Middle School 1/7/21

Program: School Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 1/7/2021

Capital Region BOCES is pleased to host four meetings this year to provide Principals and Assistant Principals with the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with your peers. Virtual meetings will be held from 9-10 a.m.

Topics/Format:

~ Receive updates on important issues that impact your role.

~ Discuss topics of interest such as equity, mental health, managing difficult conversations, remote learning, and others as determined by the group.

~ Share ideas and receive feedback in a collaborative environment.

~ Meetings will be facilitated by Capital Region BOCES and your colleagues.

Meeting Dates Middle School: October 22, 2020, January 7, 2021, March 11, 2021, and May 27, 2021. Please register for each meeting separately.

Questions: Contact Kelly Masline, Director of Educational Support Services at Kelly.masline@neric.org or call 518-464-3971.

There is no cost to participate in these meetings. This is part of the BOCES Value Added Service.

If you don't receive a link to participate in the meeting, please contact Kelly Masline (kelly.masline@neric.org) or Deb Allen (deb.allen@neric.org).

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.

41. Mini Session - Digital Breakouts with Breakout EDU

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/7/2021

Escape rooms are fun and engaging, and they can work well with students both in-person and virtual. This live webinar will cover how to find and run free Digital Breakouts from Breakout EDU. Come and learn how to easily incorporate these fun challenges into your instruction! Rather than an in-depth session, this quick webinar will offer just enough to get you started!

How this course supports remote learning: Virtual Breakouts can be a great fit for online instruction.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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

42. Response to Intervention (RtI) for ELLs (must participate in Twice-Exceptional workshop prior)

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals, teachers (instructional staff)

Dates: 1/7/2021

Twice-Exceptional ELLs 2.0 - a deeper dive into strategies and considerations to support English Learners using the RtI process. This workshop will help administrators and educators to identify strategies and possible structures of programs that will support their ELLs using the RtI process. Participants will then have the opportunity to review their existing RtI process and analyze intervention strategies and practices. In this three-hour session, the first two hours will cover content with multiple opportunities for interaction. This will be followed by a workshop-style book study that will allow participants a deep-dive into a topic of their choosing. Participants of this session will receive a copy of the book RtI for Diverse Learners by Catherine Collier (mailed to your home address within NYS).

*Participants need to be registered 2 weeks prior to the workshop in order to receive the book. Registration deadline is December 21st. There will also be an optional opportunity for a fourth hour CTLE credit through a one-hour follow-up assignment to make the PD session's learning meaningful and further utilize the book resource.

43. Thought Leadership Meetings for School Principals and Assistant Principals -- High School 1/8/21

Program: School Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 1/8/2021

Capital Region BOCES is pleased to host four meetings this year to provide Principals and Assistant Principals with the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with your peers. Virtual meetings will be held from 9-10 a.m.

Topics/Format:

~ Receive updates on important issues that impact your role as the principal.

~ Discuss topics of interest such as equity, mental health, managing difficult conversations, remote learning, and others as determined by the group.

~ Share ideas and receive feedback in a collaborative environment.

~ Meetings will be facilitated by Capital Region BOCES and your colleagues.

Meeting Dates for High School: October 23, 2020, January 8, 2021, March 12, 2021, and May 28, 2021. Please register for each meeting separately.

Questions: Contact Kelly Masline, Director of Educational Support Services at kelly.masline@neric.org or call 518-464-3971.

There is no cost to participate in these meetings. This is part of the Capital Region BOCES Value Added Service.

If you don't receive a link to participate in the meeting, please contact Kelly Masline (kelly.masline@neric.org) or Deb Allen (deb.allen@neric.org).

44. SchoolTool Elements of GPA Calculations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 1/8/2021

SchoolTool
Course description pending...

45. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 6: Google Calendar

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/11/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 6 will focus on Google Forms.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

46. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 7: Google Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/12/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 7 will focus on Google Classroom.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

47. Develop Deep Discussions in Flipgrid

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/12/2021

Teachers will learn how to guide their students through a Socratic seminar conducted in Flipgrid. They'll take the same classroom discussion protocol that supports deep analysis and dialogue around a text and bring those skills online so that students can have a record of their learning and build textual understanding with classmates in new environments. (Some background knowledge of Flipgrid and/or Socratic Seminars helpful, but not required.)

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

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

48. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 1/12/2021

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

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

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

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

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 1/12/2021

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

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

50. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 8: Google Drawings

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/13/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 8 will focus on Google Drawings.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

51. School Library System Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 1/13/2021

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

52. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 9: Google Drawings

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/14/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 9 will focus on Google Keep.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

53. SchoolTool Registrar and Census [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/14/2021

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

54. Mini Session - Build an Escape Room with Google Forms

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/14/2021

Escape rooms are fun and engaging, and they can work well with students both in-person and virtual. This live webinar will offer a quick overview of creating your own simple escape room using Google Forms. Rather than an in-depth lesson, this course will go over just enough to get you started!

How this course supports remote learning: Virtual escape/mystery rooms can be a great fit for online instruction.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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

55. What Can You Do With Google Slides? Everything!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/14/2021

If you are looking for a way to digitize your plans, Google Slides is the way to go.
There are so many possibilities you can create with Google Slides - from interactive activities, drag and drop, and animated slides and more.
So get on board and digitize with Google Slides!

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Course Type: Webinar (Synchronous)

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

56. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 1/14/2021

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

57. TNT (Tips 'N Tricks) Mini Series 2, Session 10: Jamboard

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/15/2021

This mini TNT (Tips 'n Tricks) series will consist of 20-25 minute micro pd sessions based around a Google Tool and some tips and tricks to use them more efficiently. Session 10 will focus on Jamboard.

If you wish to take this course but are unable to attend during the designated time, feel free to sign up and contact the instructor (virginia.bond@neric.org). All registrations must take place before the course start date. Information regarding accessing the webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email the day prior to the event.

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

A link for the Webex will be sent to all registrants via email the night prior to the event.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $76.59
Location: Live webinar with Asynchronous option

58. Women's Executive Coaching - Sprint Program

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 1/15/2021

Through a unique partnership between executive coaching specialists from Tenshey, Inc., Capital Region BOCES, and the New York State Association for Women in Administration (NYSAWA), women school administrators can take advantage of executive coaching programs.

The goal of this opportunity is to move the needle for diversity in educational leadership through career development, goal setting and professional support. Both NYSAWA and BOCES believe that all organizations are strengthened when leaders value and honor equity and diversity. Further, the Tenshy services are unique because they are created by women for women. The programs are designed to help women find their authentic voice in a male-dominated profession so that the opportunities that come with bringing true gender balance to an organization can be fully realized. The program is designed to create a pipeline of women for top educational leadership positions. Sitting superintendents would benefit, as well as teachers, principals, directors, assistant superintendents and others.


• The Sprint program offers career coaching for leaders at any level and includes:

o Four (4), one-hour 1:1 virtual coaching sessions

o Two (2), half-hour coach-manager or sponsor calls

o Tenshey Coaching Discovery Plan, which includes setting measurable outcomes.

o Focus areas may include: leadership and communication, emotional intelligence, productivity and performance, operational effectiveness

Sprint program costs are based on the number of education professionals enrolled.


• 1-4 members, $2,875 each


• 5-9 members, $2,588 each


• 10+ members, $2,300 each

Registration deadline is January 15, 2021.

Registrants must be a member of the New York School Association of Women in Administration (NYSAWA). Learn more about NYSAWA and join here. http://www.nysawa.org/.

59. Women's Executive Coaching - Transform Program

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 1/15/2021

Through a unique partnership between executive coaching specialists from Tenshey, Inc., Capital Region BOCES, and the New York State Association for Women in Administration (NYSAWA), women school administrators can take advantage of executive coaching programs.

The goal of this opportunity is to move the needle for diversity in educational leadership through career development, goal setting and professional support. Both NYSAWA and BOCES believe that all organizations are strengthened when leaders value and honor equity and diversity. Further, the Tenshy services are unique because they are created by women for women. The programs are designed to help women find their authentic voice in a male-dominated profession so that the opportunities that come with bringing true gender balance to an organization can be fully realized. The program is designed to create a pipeline of women for top educational leadership positions. Sitting superintendents would benefit, as well as teachers, principals, directors, assistant superintendents and others.

The Transform program is designed to support administrators in accelerating their career growth. It includes:

Twelve (12), one-hour 1:1 virtual coaching sessions

Various personal strengths assessments and up to five 30-minute phone conversations with professional contacts

Focus areas include: leadership, communication, emotional intelligence, productivity and performance, operational effectiveness

Transform program costs are based on the number of education professionals enrolled

1-4 members, $11,500 each

5-9 members, $10,350 each

10+ members, $9,200 each

Registration deadline is January 15, 2020.

Registrants must be a member of the New York School Association of Women in Administration (NYSAWA). Learn more about NYSAWA and join here. http://www.nysawa.org/

60. Google Forms for More

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/18/2021 to 1/22/2021

This self-paced course in Google Classroom will help you design and use Google Forms in ways that you might not have thought of before. Use them for quizzes, peer evaluation, conference scheduling, classroom walkthroughs, etc. This is a work-at-your-own pace course that starts Monday 1/18. Work must be completed by Friday 1/22.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $76.59
Location: Online-asynchronous


Please note: This asynchronous online course can be completed on your own time between the start and end dates. There are no live meeting times. The times shown in the description are system placeholders. You will receive an email with course access information by 9am the day the course begins. If you do not receive it, it is always a good idea to check your junk mail folder.

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

61. SchoolTool Course Selections Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/19/2021

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

62. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 1/20/2021

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

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

SchoolTool

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

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

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

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

SchoolTool

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

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

65. Part 2: Learn 360

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Participants must be from a district/school that currently purchases Instructional Media Services through School Library System

Dates: 2/9/2021

In this four-part series focusing on tools provided by the School Library System through subscription to the Instructional Media Service, we will explore a resource and deepen understanding of how the tool can help teachers with instruction.

PART 2: LEARN 360 - A deep dive into using the streaming videos available through Learn360 for instruction.

66. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/9/2021

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

67. Book Study: "We-Do” Writing: Maximizing Instruction to Develop Independent Writers by Leah Mermelstein

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 2/9/2021 to 4/13/2021

New
There is no denying that teaching writing is complex. Because of this complexity, many teachers feel overwhelmed and unfortunately some students don't get the practice they need to become an independent, proficient writer.

This 4 part series will introduce you to the "We-Do” model of instruction featured in Leah's newest book, "We- Do” Writing: Maximizing Instruction to Develop Independent Writers and then facilitate book conversations and planning sessions. She will show you how to use this model to teach with simplicity and a respect for supported practice. You will learn how to prioritize equitable instruction by offering students, who need it, more time to compose together during Interactive Writing, Write Aloud, and Writing Process sessions. The end result: Independent, proficient writers

Cost includes a copy of the book.

68. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2021

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

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

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

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

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 2/9/2021

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

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

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

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

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

SchoolTool

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

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

71. SchoolTool Security Check-Up [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/11/2021

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

72. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 2/24/2021

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

73. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 2/25/2021

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

74. Communications Coordinator Meetings AM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 3/3/2021

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

75. Communications Coordinator Meetings PM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 3/3/2021

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

76. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 3/4/2021

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

77. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 3/9/2021

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

78. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 3/9/2021

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

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

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

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

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 3/9/2021

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

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

80. School Library System Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 3/16/2021

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

81. Users Group Meetings

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 3/17/2021

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

82. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 3/17/2021

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

83. SchoolTool Employability Profile Development Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 3/23/2021

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

84. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 3/25/2021

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

85. SchoolTool Introduction to Dashboards [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 4/8/2021

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

87. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 4/13/2021

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

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

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

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

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 4/13/2021

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

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

89. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 4/14/2021

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

91. Part 3: PBS Learning Media

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Participants must be from a district/school that currently purchases Instructional Media Services through School Library System

Dates: 4/20/2021

In this four-part series focusing on tools provided by the School Library System through subscription to the Instructional Media Service, we will explore a resource and deepen understanding of how the tool can help teachers with instruction.

PART 3: PBS LEARNING MEDIA - Learn about the wealth of lessons, videos, and learning modules available through PBS.

92. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Middle & High School Librarians & Educators

Dates: 4/21/2021

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

93. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Secondary school librarians

Dates: 4/29/2021

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

94. SchoolTool Dashboards - Advanced [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 5/4/2021

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

95. HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II [HFM]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 5/11/2021 to 6/11/2021

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

96. Capital Region Virtual Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 5/11/2021

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

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

~ October 6 - Diverse Authors/Illustrators

~ November 10 - Diverse Families

~ December 8 - Diverse Holidays

~ January 12 - Racial Diversity

~ February 9 - LGBTQIA

~ March 9 - Cultural Diversity

~ April 13 - Health/Disabilities

~ May 11 - Diverse Food

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

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Librarians and Educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

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

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

98. Communications Coordinator Meetings AM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 5/12/2021

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

99. Communications Coordinator Meetings PM Session

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 5/12/2021

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

100. SchoolTool New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 5/13/2021

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

101. School Library System Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Dates: 5/18/2021

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