NERIC Model Schools

Designing education to meet the needs of a 21st-century global society requires the ability to rapidly adapt and apply technology to work creatively to generate new ideas, new theories, new products and new knowledge. NERIC’s Model Schools service provides a high-quality, affordable means of allowing educators to share and build upon their knowledge with colleagues across the region.

Model Schools is a comprehensive support program for districts and is comprised of educational technology professionals with specific areas of expertise. The purpose of the program is to assist districts in their efforts to evaluate, vision, plan and integrate technology into curriculum as a tool to improve student achievement.


Professional Development

The Winter-Spring 2019 Model Schools Catalog is available here!

To become an instructor for Model Schools, complete our current Proposal Form. If you missed the current catalog deadline and want to add on a course, please contact Model Schools. The Summer Call for Instructors will go out in May.


Upcoming Meetings for District Facilitators:

  • North Country - March 14, 1PM-3PM, NERIC Plattsburgh

Tech Integrator Networking Days

  • Capital Region - March 15, 2pm-4pm, NERIC Albany

Lending Library

The library is open and teachers at NERIC Model Schools districts can now request equipment. Please see Lending Library for more information.

Orientations Available

This fall, we will be offering the following orientations for borrowing equipment:

  • Robots in the Classroom
  • Cue Robots (new for 2018-2019)
  • Bloxels (new for 2018-2019)
  • Breakout EDU
  • Google Expeditions*

*Alternatives for the Google Expeditions Orientation include arranging a 15-minute overview at drop-off or requesting Model Schools to model the first expedition for your class while showing you how to work equipment.

NERIC Awareness Day Makerspace Area