Model Schools FALL 2019 Catalog

Illuminate: A Book Study - Online · November 25 - December 15

It's not about the technology; it's about how you use it to improve learning experiences for your students and meet their needs, making learning memorable. It's time to illuminate learning! Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty will help you to build your digital toolbox and figure out the best tool for the job whether you are creating, communicating, collaborating, assessing, reflecting, or motivating your students. You'll learn about and explore QR codes, Book Snaps, virtual field trips, Digital Breakout EDU, and so much more.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning by Bethany J. Petty.

Young Adult Literature and Technology - Online · November 25 - January 17

This course is designed for teachers and TAs who wish to update and enhance their knowledge of children's and/or young adult literature. Throughout the course, participants will submit a self-introduction and write a response to an online article. Class members will also be required to read from 5-19 recent children's or young adult books which may include picture books, middle grade books, or longer fiction/nonfiction titles published since 2012. Class members will write and submit book reviews for the class and use a technology platform or program to create something to use in the classroom based on one of the books.

More than a Worksheet - Online · December 2 - December 8

Are you ready to take your familiarity with Google Docs to the next level? Now that you have the basics down, come learn how to transform and enhance your digital worksheets and graphic organizers. This online mini-course will focus on using and manipulating tables, drawings and other tools within Google Docs. Examples of worksheets and graphic organizers will be provided, and you will be asked to design your own. This course runs in Google Classroom.

Participants will need a Google account.

Notice and Note - Nonfiction! A Book Study on Technology Looking at Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies in the K-12 Classroom - Online · December 2 - January 6

"When students recognize that nonfiction ought to challenge us, ought to slow us down and make us think, then they're more likely to become close readers. That means we need to help them question texts, authors, and, ultimately, their own thinking. No matter the content area," write Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. In this book study we will be using digital tools such as videos, discussion boards, VoiceThread, and QR codes to enhance student learning.

Participants must have access to the book Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst.

BGWS: Beginner Google Webinar Series Part 3 - DRIVE Like a Boss (Google Drive) · December 3, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

This 9-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 3 - Google can be very overwhelming without understanding the the basics of Google Drive. This session will focus on the layout of Drive, how to create new folders and ways to personalize your Drive to best suit you! Skills include: make a copy, creating new folders, renaming, changing layout and understanding where things are stored.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 9 part series. Sessions will be offered Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00pm. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

Tech Out Your Daily 5 and Math Rotations! - Online · December 6 - January 30

This course will integrate Google Sites and Google Classroom to help you gain insight on how to add more technology into your Daily 5 and Math Rotations. This course is geared for K-2 teachers.

Participants will need a personal email address and Google Classroom.

Robots Orientation · December 6, 8:30AM - 3:30PM, NERIC Malone

This course will be an overview of Blue-Bot, Cubelets, Ozobot, Dash and Dot,Cues and Sphero robots. In this hands-on class, we will go over how to use the robots as well as ideas for curriculum integration. Teachers from Model Schools districts that attend this workshop will be approved to borrow robots for your classroom during the school year. Our next robot orientation will be April 6, 2020 in Plattsburgh.

Applicable to all grade levels.

For NERIC Model Schools only.

LiveBinders - Online · December 9 - December 27

This course introduces teachers of all subjects and grade levels to LiveBinders, an Internet application that allows teachers to create classroom textbooks, ePortfolios, and more. Also, teachers can use it to provide parents with resources to help their children or showcase student work by sharing with parents and potential schools. Also, it can be used to help a substitute by providing everything they will need in one simple place. Upon completion of the course, teachers will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Padlet- A Multimedia Friendly, Free-Form, Real-Time Wiki - Online · December 9 - December 27

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

Screencastomatic and More! - Online · December 9 - December 27

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

BGWS: Beginner Google Webinar Series Part 4 - Word with the DOC (Google Docs) · December 11, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

This 9-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 4 -Docs is the Google App for word processing. Understanding what Docs can do will make the educators job easier. Skills include: how to open a MS Word document, sharing, collaborating in real time, adding images, creating hyperlinked docs, and adding comments and suggestions.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 9 part series. Sessions will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00pm. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

Collaborate with Google Tools · December 12, 8:00AM - 11:00AM, NERIC Albany

What are some ways that Google can be used to teach collaboration? This hands-on session will showcase various Google tools; keep, slides, doc, but will highlight new ways to use them with students and educators alike.

Please bring a device and your Google login credentials. There will be a limited number of Chromebooks available for use.

UNLEASH Your Creativity: Create with Google Tools · December 12, 12:00PM - 3:00PM, NERIC Albany

What will happen if you unleash your creativity and move beyond the basics of using Google? Beyond simple document creation, this half day hands-on session will focus on ways to unleash the power of creativity using Google tools. This session is well paired with collaborate with Google Tools.

Please bring a device and your Google login credentials. There will be a limited number of Chromebooks available for use.

UnCommon Learning: A Book Study - Online · December 16 - January 5

UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools that Work for Kids by Eric C. Sheninger describes how to develop a learning culture that works for kids in the 21st century. This book offers examples of success and practical tips for implementing many innovative educational technology trends such as makerspaces, blended learning, badges, and more.

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the educational text UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids by Eric C. Sheninger. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book Uncommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids by Eric C. Sheninger.

BGWS: Beginner Google Webinar Series Part 5 - Slipping into SLIDES (Google Slides) · December 17, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

This 9-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 5 - Google Slides make adding and searching images (and videos) a BREEZE for teachers and students alike! We will cover becoming comfortable using Slides in a collaborative environment as well as as adding images and videos, and some instructional best practices as well.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 9 part series. Sessions will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00pm. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

EDrenaline Rush: A Book Study - Online · January 6 - January 26

EDrenaline Rush: Game-Changing Student Engagement Inspired by Theme Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms will challenge your thinking about learning experiences and equip you with a packed toolbox to create exhilarating opportunities for your students. This book provides lesson planning tips, instructional design ideas, ways to integrate technology, and plug-and-play teaching resources. Are you ready to embark on this roller coaster ride and push your teaching to incredible limits?

The purpose of this book study is to create a culture of learning and sharing as we delve into the recently published educational text EDrenaline Rush by John Meehan. This online collaborative environment will enable you to interact with other educators, discover additional resources, and inspire you to think differently. The format of this book study allows you to participate at times that are most convenient for you and your schedule.

Participants must have access to the book EDrenaline Rush by John Meehan

Sharing is Caring: Leveraging G-Suite to Encourage Student Collaboration - Online · January 6 - January 12

G-Suite gives us the opportunity to encourage students to collaborate in small groups, as a whole class, and even across sections. In this online mini-course, we'll discuss the pros (and cons) of student collaboration, and how Google can help them do so. We will brainstorm and explore examples of projects and activities with varying degrees of student collaboration. Work on project planning for the year and create or redesign a project! This course runs in Google Classroom.

Participants will need a Google account.

BGWS: Beginner Google Webinar Series Part 6 - Be in Good Form (Google Forms) · January 7, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

This 9-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 6 - Experience the basic parts of Google Forms and quickly learn how to create a form you can use the next day in your classroom. Ideas include: data collection made easy, record keeping, gathering info from parents, and extending questioning out beyond the typical class time. Topics covered will include question types, ways to view collected data and tips and tricks along with some simple templates for the teacher.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 9 part series. Sessions will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00pm. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

LiveBinders - Online · January 13 - January 31

This course introduces teachers of all subjects and grade levels to LiveBinders, an Internet application that allows teachers to create classroom textbooks, ePortfolios, and more. Also, teachers can use it to provide parents with resources to help their children or showcase student work by sharing with parents and potential schools. Also, it can be used to help a substitute by providing everything they will need in one simple place. Upon completion of the course, teachers will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Embracing Digital Wellness - A Webinar Discussion · January 8, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

In line with Model School's theme this year, Embracing Wellness in the Digital Age, we will be hosting a webinar to discuss topics relating to digital balance and wellness. As we navigate through our connected lives, it is important to be intentional and develop good digital habits for our own well-being. It is also important that we develop this mindset in order to have these conversations with our children and students. This webinar will help you take inventory of your own online habits and find tools that will help you evaluate your relationship with digital media. We will also discuss screen time, addictive design, social media usage, and resources for covering this topic with students are part of digital citizenship instruction.

Padlet- A Multimedia Friendly, Free-Form, Real-Time Wiki - Online · January 13 - January 31

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

Screencastomatic and More! - Online · January 13 - January 31

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

BGWS: Beginner Google Webinar Series Part 7 - We Have Class (Google Classroom) · January 15, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

This 9-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 7 - Quickly learn the basics of how to create a Google Classroom and simple ways to begin using with your students tomorrow. Start the process of giving yourself a digital classroom by creating a safe environment for creating whole group and differentiated assignments, quickly. Topics that will be covered include simple layout features, adding announcements, assignments and questions and resources.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 9 part series. Sessions will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00pm. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

BGWS: Beginner Google Webinar Series Part 8 -Let's Make a Date! (Google Calendar) · January 22, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

This 9-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 8 -Calendar is such a powerful tool for teachers and students alike to help organize busy lives. Learn how to create multiple calendars, add events quickly and share agendas as well as use the Tasks option.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 9 part series. Sessions will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00pm. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.

It's Ninja Time! Exploring OPEN's Ninja Warrior Module · January 22, 4:15PM - 6:15PM

Focus on student self-management and responsibility decision-making while students navigate a variety of obstacle course options. OPEN's Ninja Warrior Module is designed to turn your physical education class into a ninja training ground. OPEN's obstacle course activities, academic language tools, and SEL reflection guides will activate the mind, body, and spirit of all your young ninjas. Attendees will also get tips for how to hold a Kids Heart Challenge event at their school.

This course is for physical education teachers. Please bring sneakers and clothing appropriate for movement.

BGWS: Beginner Google Webinar Series Part 9 - Keeping Company with Keep! (Google Keep) · January 22, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

This 9-part webinar beginner series will introduce the participant to the most frequently used components in the G Suite.

Part 9 - Google Keep is one of the newest Google Apps added to the G Suite Core. Simply stated it is digital post-its on steroids and yet is so much more! The mobile app allows pictures and speech-to-text capabilities. It can also be used out in the field and will upload to your device when you return. Topics covered will be personalizing, adding labels, collaborators and checkboxes.

It is not required, although highly encouraged, that participants register for all sessions within the 9 part series. Sessions will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00pm. Participants have the option of registering for any amount of sessions. Information regarding accessing each webinar will be sent to all registrants for that session via email prior to the event.