Events

  • Yom Kippur - LHRIC Offices Closed

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  • Panopto-Admin & End User/Creator Training

    Learn how to navigate the video library and easily record, upload, share, and make basic edits to videos.>>Register Here

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  • LHRIC offices, 450 Mamaroneck Ave. · Harrison, NY

    BenQ Interactive Display

    Whether you have recently purchased BenQ boards or have had time to experience your BenQ board, please join us for the following opportunity to learn and share with your faculty and colleagues. This session will focus on getting to know your BenQ Board, troubleshooting, work through real life work flow scenarios, and discuss InstaShare; what it is and how to use it.

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  • Columbus Day - LHRIC Offices Closed

    LHRIC - Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    BrainPOP Science: What Evidence Do You Have To Support Your Claim? An exploration with BrainPOP Science- Middle school

    This session will focus on how teachers can enhance students' science knowledge and communication skills via the CER process. We will discuss the necessity of evidence-based writing and how to help students comprehend the distinction between evidence and reasoning. We'll look at a science lesson with an embedded CER, and discuss the components of CERs as well as CERs' role in the science classroom and how CERs are fundamentally a part of 21st-century career and college readiness skills. Educators will leave with skills and resources to ensure that CER is taught effectively.

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    Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session. All are welcome to attend, however this webinar is designed for administrators, Science leaders and/or Science teachers

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  • Virtual / Live Vendor Webinar

    Software Spotlight: Dive into Design Thinking and PBL with Real-World Applications. An Introduction to 3DuxDesign

    Join founder, Marci Klein M.D. and learn how we can create deeper, more authentic learning opportunities for our students with 3DuxDesign. In this product showcase, you will learn more about the modeling kits and see examples of how they are used in the k-8 classroom to create trans-disciplinary learning experiences that activate, inspire, and empower students.

    Dr. Klein will also highlight the range of supporting web-based resources available, from basic, design-sprint style challenges to NGSS, ELA, and math standards-based engineering and architecture projects. Interested in taking a deeper dive into design thinking? She will also introduce the Global Futures Curriculum, a student-led, team-based project where students tackle modern-day challenges and build models of the sustainable and equitable communities they envision for their future.

    Participants in the live session will also have an opportunity to get a free material and project sample kit.

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    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

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  • Provided by Apple Professional Development: Pages

    Apple Teacher-Pages

    4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT

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  • LHRIC offices, 450 Mamaroneck Ave. · Harrison, NY

    Active Learning Center: Open House

    Join us for an "open house" style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. During these virtual tours, we will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. You are encouraged to bring a colleague or a small team! You will have the opportunity to learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment, and will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist in your own journey, regardless of your starting point.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: Using Nearpod to Support the NYS Digital Fluency Standards

    Nearpod has recently developed a content library aligned with many of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Explore this new content and how to engage learners while expanding teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to the next educational level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction.

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    Registered participants will receive Zoom invite by email prior to session start.

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  • Software Spotlight: Learning.com's EasyTech in support of NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards (K-8)

    EasyTech is a comprehensive digital literacy curriculum for grades K-8 that helps students develop and master the technology skills they need to enrich their core curriculum learning, and prepare for success in their future careers. Take a deep dive into Learning.com's Easy Tech curriculum to prepare students for online state testing, digital literacy mastery, and college and career readiness. Through this webinar, Learning.com representative, Eric Dettman, will provide each attendee with a personalized login that will allow them to move through the platform with Eric and utilize our various games, lessons, and other curriculum pieces. Spotlight will be on New York Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards as they align to keyboarding curriculum, coding curriculum, and more.

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    Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: Introducing Nearpod

    Learn how to create interactive slides and lessons that will engage learners and expand teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to a new engagement level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction.

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    Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: WeVideo

    Easy to use, and applicable for all grades and subject areas, WeVideo has the fun, creative tools that teachers and students love: video creator, screen & webcam capture, green screen, podcasting, slideshows, voice over, GIF maker, animation and more. WeVideo has the mission critical features required by district leaders in curriculum and IT: privacy and security compliances, cloud based, any device, integrations, collaboration, member management and account administration. It's a swiss army knife of creativity that allows for voice and choice, and allows your district to invest in one great platform for maximum utilization and ROI. The only digital media creativity platform built specifically for K12, WeVideo offers extensive educator-specific support and training. Find out why millions of students and teachers are creating with WeVideo for Schools! Check out this short video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcYn2o0jmj0

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    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

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  • LHRIC offices, 450 Mamaroneck Ave. · Harrison, NY

    [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Cohort Kickoff Session (Hybrid)

    We are a professional community of leaders and learners representing districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. We are driven by instructional excellence, inspired by technology, and committed to collaborative practices.
    Join us as we continue this journey together in our fifth year as a learning community to focus on current issues and topics you face in your work everyday, informed by our anchor text "Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons .”

    In the true spirit of a PLC, you, the participants, will design the year long agenda based on topics elicited from our text. The Model Schools team will facilitate the inclusion of subject matter experts as needed based on the topics selected. This program will be facilitated by a LHRIC Model Schools team with over two decades of experience in instructional technology, professional development, instructional design, and adult learning theory.

    This session will have in-person and remote options for participation. 

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    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start in order to attend remotely

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: Spiral Your Way to Regents Success with Castle Learning - Gr 9-12 & Advanced 8th Grade

    This session will focus on Mastering Regents content throughout the year creating assignments by Unit and then using a Spiral Look-Back Review method in Castle Learning to allow students to move forward to the next unit while mastering weaknesses in the previous unit's content. Data Analysis will help teachers identify weaknesses and the Student Practice Assignment feature will help students identify and practice their own weaknesses. Teachers will learn how to create links to Google Classroom, Schoology or Canvas as well as push grades back to those platforms to allow for ease of grading assignments. Castle Learning has text to speech, Google Translation, and a Math Equation Editor. Students can utilize the online constructed response area to enter in an answer or take a picture of their work and upload the image to the question. Teachers can help students with homework by attaching their learning videos and class notes. Castle Learning has content K-12 which allows teachers access to all levels to help build student skills while focusing on Regents content.

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    Zoom link will be sent the day before to registered participants.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Why Start an Esports Program

    Have you been curious about what it takes to start and maintain a district esports program or club? You may need help in navigating all the possible considerations: from soliciting interest and recruiting students, to selecting appropriate games, to ensuring a supportive technical and facility infrastructure. There are many moving parts, whether you are interested in a middle school club or a competitive high school program. Join us for an information session on how to get started.

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    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: Explore Learning – Gizmos

    Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into daily classroom routines.

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    All participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

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  • Virtual Self-paced Workshop

    [Online, Self Paced] Sketchnoting-Beyond the Basics

    Are you ready to take your and your students' sketchnoting to the next level? This online course will explore more on building your visual library, active sketchnoting techniques and refining your sketchnotes! NOTE: Pre-requisite: Sketchnoting in the Classroom - An Introduction. This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 17, and participants have until October 28, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System.

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    Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take in order to enroll.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: IXL

    IXL is a program that focuses on personalized learning for students. This session will cover a multitude of features and uses for anyone curious about or new to IXL. By using continuous diagnostics or "Smart Score", students can track their own progress in core content areas (Mathematics and ELA). This session starts with a brief overview of IXL functionality, followed by an exploration of the Continuous Diagnostic feature. We'll explore ways to use the Real Time Center, displaying exactly what the students are working on at the moment and if they need assistance. We will also review the SmartScore (an algorithm-based assessment tool), and provide tips on what to look at as students practice.

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    Registrants will receive a zoom invite prior to webinar.

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  • Virtual Self-paced Workshop

    [Online, Self Paced] Google Certified Educator Study Group 2022: Level 1 and Level 2

    Google's Certified Educator Microcredential (Level 1 and Level 2) helps teachers confidently use Google tools in the classroom. Over the years, we've seen changes in the focus and format of the exams that result in receiving a Certified Educator badge. If you are considering pursing certification in 2022, join this online "study group" to help you prepare for success. If you are considering either (or both) levels, this self paced course will help you prepare for the exam format, identify your own personal skills checklist, and will provide the opportunity to attend a "virtual office hour" (optional) to share strategies with fellow learners.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. An optional "live” session will be scheduled towards the end of the course completion date. This course begins on October 18, 2022, and participants have until October 28 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

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    LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take to enroll.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: Learning.com's EasyTech in support of NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards (K-8)

    EasyTech is a comprehensive digital literacy curriculum for grades K-8 that helps students develop and master the technology skills they need to enrich their core curriculum learning, and prepare for success in their future careers. Take a deep dive into Learning.com's Easy Tech curriculum to prepare students for online state testing, digital literacy mastery, and college and career readiness. Through this webinar, Learning.com representative, Eric Dettman, will provide each attendee with a personalized login that will allow them to move through the platform with Eric and utilize our various games, lessons, and other curriculum pieces. Spotlight will be on New York Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards as they align to keyboarding curriculum, coding curriculum, and more.

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    Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

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Technology Leadership Institute 2022-2023

LHRIC's Keynote Speaker Series and Conferences

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Welcome to LHRIC Instructional Technology

The purpose of the Instructional Technology department at the LHRIC is to foster a community of professionals through the exchange of ideas and leverage creative and innovative use of technology in a global collaborative environment for the advancement of all learners.

We provide professional development for teachers and administrators that is differentiated for each learner, each classroom, each school, and district.  We aim to spark the innovation, creativity, reflection and enthusiasm for teaching and learning that brought them into education in the first place.

Our approach to professional development design ensures that experiences are scalable, replicable, relevant, and the experiences are fun! We offer job embedded cohorts, online courses, workshops, webinars, professional learning communities, peer to peer sessions, on demand coaching, vendor run sessions, and more.

Our ultimate goal is to make sure each adult learner has the skills and requisite knowledge to effectively amp up their practice through the integration of technology resources.

Reach out to learn more about any of our services, programs or just to inquire about trends and experiences.