• activ-con 2017 was a great success!

    Click here to learn more about our July 25th activ-con event that attracted over 100 leaders and innovators in K-12 active learning spaces from across the region!

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  • Model Schools 2017 Summer Catalog is open for registration!

    Click here to register for Summer workshops in MyLearningPlan.

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  • A Lesson in Global Citizenship

    Building respect, empathy and tolerance among today's students is just one part of the global citizenship curriculum.  Click here to learn more about this workshop held in LHRIC's Active Learning Center (ALC) & check the Model Schools Catalog for future course offerings.

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  • Have you seen our LHRIC/eChalk Help page?

    Click here to find valuable resources that our team has created as a result of work within the region!

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  • TLI Winter Event

    On January 20th, attending TLI members analyzed strategic approaches to support trending & emerging tools in today's classroom.  Click here to read more!

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  • LHRIC announces a partnership with Tech 4 Learning in support of Wixie!

    For more information regarding Tech 4 Learning, please see our *new* product page for Wixie. 


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  • LHRIC announces a partnership with McGraw Hill for Redbird Mathematics!

    For more information regarding Redbird Mathematics, please contact Mary Lynn Collins: or Bobbi Baker:

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  • LHRIC announces a partnership with Lexia Learning!

    For more information regarding Lexia, please contact Bobbi Baker: & Mary Lynn Collins:

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  • Active Learning Center @ LHRIC

    What does the "classroom of the future" look like?  How can space and environment enable learning? Click Here to learn more and see how you can visit our Active Learning Center (ALC).

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        Students engaged in Robotics      

Model Schools Member Districts...did you know that as part of your Core Membership, we've been developing specific resources to support STEAM related themes and topics?


You have access to:

  • Robotics Playdates: hands on sessions designed to expose participants to various STEAM-related kits
  • Coding Workshops for various ages and platforms: we publish a variety of coding workshops that are part of our Core Catalog
  • NAO User Groups: NEW for 2016 - if you have one, you "get it"! Join LHRIC and your colleagues for insights and applications
  • NAO Customized Professional Development: available at our per diem rates; our team will work specifically with you to launch your NAO robot and find meaningful applications for students K-12.


  Nao Robot headshot  

It takes a consortium to raise a NAO! If you find yourselves stumped by this small and complex  humanoid, you are not alone. Join LHRIC "Robot Whisperers" and others from around the region who have spent the past year learning the ins and outs of this fascinating creature. We will share stories, insights, best practices, and deep cut tricks. No matter where you are in your relationship with NAO, you are most welcome!


IMPORTANT: Participants are welcomed to bring their own NAO, provided that the robot has been successfully initialized and the Basic Channel installed.

DATES (Registration coming soon!)

November 16, 2016 4pm-5:30pm

December 8, 2016 4pm -5:30pm

January 11, 2017 4pm-5:30pm

Visit Our STEAM Buyer's Guide

     Steam Buyer's Guide Banner

Welcome to the STEAM Buyer's Guide!

LHIRC IT has created this guide to assist educators in learning about new and exciting kits that support STEAM integration throughout various grade levels and subjects areas. We understand that navigating through all of the options can be time consuming and overwhelming and hope that you find this guide helpful.

Our STEAM Buyer's Guide: STEAM Kits for Educators is a resource that can be used to learn or plan for new Maker Spaces, or expand your existing STEAM toolkit. As we all know, technology is always expanding and transforming, as will this guide. The kits included are only listed to share popular tools used in the world of education as well as provide insight to how to apply and use them.

On this welcome page you will find additional key information, as well as a feedback section that we encourage you to use to help us continue to expand.

For kits available at LHRIC IT please visit our Playdates @ LHRIC IT page on this website.

Click Here to visit our New STEAM Buyers Guide: STEAM Kits & Resources for Educators.

Note: Some of the featured kits may not be available at LHRIC IT. This guide is to used to share the latest in STEAM related products most suitable for classroom application in an effort to save time and provide viewers to share related products used in regional schools.

This guide is for educational purposes only; inclusion of products does not represent specific LHRIC endorsement.

NAO Robot Services


This 3 hour session will give participants an overview of the hardware, software and resources available when using the NAO robot. The topics covered will give participants the information needed to properly care for the robot, create programs using Choregraph software and give teachers access to technical guides and educational resources.

The following topics will be reviewed during this session:

* Hardware Overview * Aldebaran Community & Store * Apps and Autonomous Life

* Robot Care * Choregraph Software Intro * NAO in Education