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Model Schools Leadership University 2012-2013 Course Catalog

School of Technology Integration School of Mobile Learning School of Virtual Learning School of Administration and Leadership Mohawk Regional Information Center

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Leadership University Table of Contents Technology Integration Page 3

Mobile Learning Page 12

Virtual Learning Page 14

Administration and Leadership Page 16

Online Professional Development Page 18


Leadership University School of Technology Integration Building the 21st Century Classroom Workshop Date: November 2, 2012 Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Derek LaLonde, John-Henry Lane, Carl Manganaro, Laurie Yager

Location: MOBOCES Triplexus, Lab 104

Have you wondered if you are getting your students ready for the 21 Century? Are you worried that you are stuck in the previous century? This workshop will help you gain the confidence to teach in this century and prepare your students to be asynchronous lifelong learners. We will analyze and apply current educational research and best practices in education as you design your 21st century classroom. We will also show you how to incorporate new technologies and multimedia into your curriculum design. Topics will include: Multimedia Presentations, New Trends (QR Codes, Augmented Reality), Integrate Video, Social Networking, and Mobile Devices.

Common Core for the Content Areas: Subjects other than ELA Webinar Date: November 14, 2012 Allison Blackwell, Andrea Fontana

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

The Common Core State Standards emphasize that subjects other than English need to incorporate literacy into their content area by teaching with, and through, informational, discipline-related texts and have students use evidence from those texts in their writing. To assist in this transition, there are technology tools available that can facilitate the process and make the integration of literacy in the disciplines meaningful, seamless, and simple.

L.E.A.D. Gaming Webinar Date: November 6, 2012 Workshop Date: March 19, 2013 Derek LaLonde, Chris Shaffer

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect Location: Costello Transportation Center

Interested in seeing how gaming fits into the classroom? This workshop will inform participants how gaming can enhance the Learning, Engagement, Analytics, and Differentiation (LEAD) in their classroom. Topics will include desktop, online, console, and mobile gaming. Participants should come ready to learn, collaborate, and participate in multiple levels of gaming. "Gamers" of all ages and experience levels are welcome to this awareness and practice session.


Leadership University School of Technology Integration The Flipped Classroom Webinar Date: October 18, 2012 Workshop Date: January 8, 2013 Workshop Date: February 26, 2013 Andrea Fontana, Derek LaLonde

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect Location: Jefferson Lewis BOCES Location: MOBOCES Triplexus, Lab 104

The flipped classroom turns the traditional teaching model of “sage on the stage” into the “guide on the side” by removing teachers from their typical role as the centralized point of interaction and information, and it redefines them as facilitators of student inquiry, exploration, and learning. This workshop will cover the basic concepts of a flipped classroom as well as the available technology to assist you in the development and management of your own flipped classroom.

Goodbye Paper, Hello e-Reader! Webinar Date: February 4, 2013 Allison Blackwell

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

With so many different e-Reader options available, it is hard to know which option to choose. Learn the benefits and challenges associated with the most popular e-Reader options. You will also learn how area schools are using e-Readers in the classroom.

SMARTy Pants Workshop Date: January 23, 2013

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Costello Transportation Center

Allison Blackwell, Andrea Fontana With the launch of Notebook 11, there are exciting new tools and gallery items right at your fingertips. Come and join us as we show you how to integrate these new features into Notebook lessons that will captivate any student's attention. Participants will be given time to create a lesson of their own and will be given access to an array of resources and Notebook lessons.


Leadership University School of Technology Integration Aligning Web 2.0 with Common Core Standards Webinar Date: January 8, 2013 Workshop Date: March 11, 2013 Allison Blackwell, Laurie Yager

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect Location: Costello Transportation Center

We are proud to bring to you the sequel to our Aligning Web 2.0 Tools with Common Core Standards. Common Core State Standards place a strong emphasis on technology integration in the classroom. Incorporating Web 2.0 tools into your lessons will not only help you meet the requirements of Common Core State Standards, but it will also build on your students’ technology and media skills. This session will showcase new web-based tools that will enable students to create mathematic visuals, collaborate, present, and publish work.

Stepping into Augmented Reality Webinar Date: January 15, 2013 Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Derek LaLonde, Carl Manganaro, Laurie Yager

Location: Adobe Connect

With this webinar, we will explore the design of information layouts for augmenting objects, people, and terrain as well as the activities of people and the ways in which augmented reality is transforming, and could transform, classrooms and the way students learn.

PARCC: Matching Online Assessments with Instructional Pedagogies Webinar Date: December 11, 2012 Heather Shaffer

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

Online assessments have the power to transform the way we teach and learn. Some of the benefits of online assessments include: student preparedness for graduation, teachers with regular results available for data-driven instruction, and parents with clear and timely information about the progress of their children. How can you prepare your district for this unprecedented shift in the way we assess our students? Join us to find out!


Leadership University School of Technology Integration Horizon Report Webinar Date: December 13, 2012 Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Derek LaLonde, Maria Rocker, Ryan Mahoney

Location: Adobe Connect

Let us give you a snapshot of what technology trends and tools are on the Horizon for K-12 education. We will take a look at the 2012 Horizon Report, a joint project of the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative. This Horizon Report presents critical trends and challenges facing precollege educators that will affect teaching and learning over the next five years. These trends and challenges are reflective of both the realities of the educational community and the world at large. They are identified to provide a context for the Report’s list of emerging technologies predicted to find mainstream use in schools, and K-12 education institutions, over the next five years.

Google Tools in Education Workshop Date: October 30, 2012 March 5, 2013 Derek LaLonde, John-Henry Lane

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Triplexus, Lab 104 Location: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

Come and join us as we explore Google Tools and their role in education. This session will provide participants with an overview of the educational tools provided by Google that include Docs, Reader, Google Earth, iGoogle, Lit Trips, Sites, and more. Attendees will experience the possibilities and potential ideas that lie within this browser-based platform. Integrated mobile device usage will also be highlighted, showcasing how Google Tools can be used for anytime, anywhere learning.

Once Upon a Time... Workshop Date: December 7, 2012 Time: 9:00am-3:00pm February 12, 2013 Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Kristina Donley, Derek LaLonde, Carl Manganaro

Location: Triplexus, Lab 104 Location: Glenfield BOCES

Stories are a great opportunity for students to express themselves in an academic setting. Using technology to tell their story gives students a chance to use their 21st century skills to add another layer of creativity to the project. This workshop will show teachers how to use various technology to create a digital story. By the end of the workshop, participants will leave with their own digital creation and the knowledge needed to implement this instructional strategy into the classroom.


Leadership University School of Technology Integration Tips and Tricks for the Mac User Workshop Date: March 6, 2013 John-Henry Lane, Carl Manganaro

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Costello Transportation Center

Recently switched over to the 'Apple' side of things? Looking for a place to discuss projects, ideas, and network with other educators using similar Mac tools? This is the workshop for you! Presenters will go over some basic introductory pieces about the Mac platform and will also highlight some tips and tricks that participants can use in their everyday tasks. Time will also be devoted to round-table discussion, general Q&A, resource sharing, and connecting with fellow Mac users.

iWork - Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations the Mac Way! Workshop Date: January 17, 2013 John-Henry Lane, Heather Shaffer

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: MOBOCES Triplexus, Lab 104

This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the iWork Software Suite from Apple. Specifically, the training will focus on Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. Portions of this workshop will be dedicated to making an instructional project example to introduce and familiarize attendants with the applications. MacBooks will be provided and participants are encouraged to bring along curriculum content to infuse into activities worked on during the workshop.

iLife: Do More with Photos, Movies, and Music on a Mac Workshop Date: November 14, 2012 John-Henry Lane, Carl Manganaro

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Costello Transportation Center

This training will provide a comprehensive overview of the iLife Software Suite from Apple. Specifically, the training will focus on iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, and iDVD. Part of this session will be dedicated to making an instructional multimedia project to be incorporated into your curriculum. MacBooks will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring along curriculum content to infuse into activities worked on during the workshop.


Leadership University School of Technology Integration Lego Robotics: Creating Authentic Learning Experiences Workshop Date: December 11, 2012 Laurie Yager, Allison Blackwell

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Costello Transportation Center

LEGO Robotics provides a medium to expose students to engineering design and computer programming. Now you can learn how to build and program LEGO robots during this full-day hands-on workshop. During this workshop, teachers learn to use robotics to engage their students in real world problem-solving and collaborative learning while learning math, science, and technology concepts at a concrete level. Attendees will receive a LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics kit and LEGO Mindstorms Education software. Districts are encouraged to send grades 4-12 teachers to this session. Cost: $360 per registrant. A registration form requiring Superintendent signature must be completed for this training. A BOCES adjustment to the RIC service contract will follow.

Intermediate Lego Robotics Workshop Date: January 29, 2013 Laurie Yager, Allison Blackwell

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Costello Transportation Center

For teachers who have already participated in “LEGO Robotics : Creating Authentic Learning Experiences�, this workshop will extend their knowledge of programming with the LEGO Mindstorms Education software package to include the use of switches, data wires, variables, and other more advanced aspects of the software. Workshop will also include an overview of the use of Vernier science probes with the LEGO Mindstorms kit. Districts are encouraged to send grade 4-12 teachers to this session. Cost: $360 per registrant, if you need to purchase a LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics kit or FREE if you bring your own kit. A registration form requiring Superintendent signature must be completed for this training. A BOCES adjustment to the RIC service contract will follow.

Lego Robotics for the Primary Level Workshop Date: February 26, 2013 Laurie Yager, Allison Blackwell

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Costello Transportation Center

The LEGO WeDo Robotics kit provides an easy-to-use means to introduce young students to robotics and develop their skills in science, technology, engineering and math. During the workshop, teachers will learn to build and program LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors. Attendees will receive a LEGO WeDo Robotics kit and LEGO WeDo Robotics software. Kits will be appropriate for use with students in grades 2-4. Cost: $170 per registrant. A registration form requiring Superintendent signature must be completed for this training. A BOCES adjustment to the RIC service contract will follow.


Leadership University School of Technology Integration QR Codes in Education Webinar Date: January 22, 2013 Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Derek LaLonde, Carl Manganaro, Laurie Yager

Location: Adobe Connect

This presentation will introduce QR codes and explore how they can allow QR codes to connect faculty, students, and visitors to the information they want at the point of need. You can use them to link to web sites, access digital learning objects, promote classes, and guide users to specific locations. Participants will learn how to use, and create, their own QR Codes in class. Come learn about the next generation bar codes and see how they can be useful to you!

STEM Gems: Cybertools to Enhance STEM Education Webinar Dates: December 3, 2012 Heather Shaffer, Laurie Yager

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

Why STEM? STEM embraces rigor, relevance, and relationships - the 3 R’s for 21st century learners. Curriculum is driven by problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning. These skills are going to be required in order for today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders. This webinar will be focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the Elementary level.

STEM Gems: Cybertools to Enhance STEM Education (MS/HS) Webinar Date: November 27, 2012 Heather Shaffer, Laurie Yager

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

Why STEM? STEM embraces rigor, relevance, and relationships - the 3 R’s for 21st century learners. Curriculum is driven by problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning. These skills are going to be required in order for today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders. This webinar will be focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the Middle and High School levels.


Leadership University School of Technology Integration Incorporating Technology into RTI Webinar Date: November 5, 2012

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

Andrea Fontana Response to Intervention is a multi-tier model that provides assistance for struggling learners to increasing levels of intensity. Effective 2012, all school districts in NYS will be required to have an RtI program in place for grades K-4 in the area of Reading and many districts are currently implementing RtI at multiple grade levels. During this session, administrators, teachers, and technology coordinators will gain an awareness of how technology tools can assist them as they work to refine current RtI models.

Around the World in.... Webinar Date: November 28, 2012

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

Carl Manganaro, Laurie Yager This webinar will introduce different ways to use scavenger hunts in your classroom and your school. Using today's technologies, these hunts can be done using QR Codes, Augmented Reality, and a plethora of other innovative and creative iPad apps. Take your students around the block, the state, or even around the world when you introduce these scavenger hunts!

Mobile Devices in the Classroom Workshop Date: October 18, 2012 Time: 9:00am-3:00pm John-Henry Lane, Carl Manganaro, Laurie Yager

Location: Costello Transportation Center

With the ever-growing presence of hand held devices in modern culture, it is only natural that educators are tapping into the potential of some of these devices in the classroom. iPads, iPod Touches, and cell phones are now being used in schools to enhance student learning and bring classrooms into the 21st century. This workshop will address what devices are the most accessible for districts and the power that they have to transform learning; whether it is applications available for education or the power to use these tools as a one-to-one device. These devices can also be used as both formative and summative assessments. Imagine the potential you can unlock for your students!


Leadership University School of Technology Integration SMART User Group Workshop Date: November 2, 2012 Workshop Date: April 24, 2013

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Costello Transportation Center Location: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Region

Allison Blackwell With the popularity of SMART boards and Notebook software growing, Model Schools is pleased to provide you with a user group to support educators in utilizing these tools in the classroom. Each session will provide districts with the opportunity to not only share and collaborate on Notebook lessons, but they will also give insight on the latest tips and tricks to make your lessons become more interactive and innovative.

First Lego League Coaches Workshop Date: October 22, 2012 November 13, 2012 Laurie Yager

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Triplexus, Lab 104 Location: Costello Transportation Center

For teachers planning to coach an FLL team for the 2012 Senior Solutions season, the FLL Coaches User Group series will provide an opportunity to review and share resources on the following topics: Fees, resources and materials needed to support an FLL team, an overview of the robot game and rules, and an overview of the research project and presentation. It will also include technologies that support specific aspects of the competition, an overview of the Core Values portion of the competition, and programming and building resources to support your team’s development of their LEGO robot.


Leadership University School of Mobile Learning Eating Apps to the Core Webinar Date: January 30, 2013 Workshop Date: March 13, 2013 Allison Blackwell

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect Location: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Region

Common Core Standards stress the need for technology integration. There are a variety of iPad applications that not only align with these standards, but they also promote 21st century skills. This session will focus on applications that align to the English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core State Standards.

Classroom Management for Mobile Devices Webinar Date: November 15, 2012 Workshop Date: February 7, 2013 Allison Blackwell, John-Henry Lane

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect Location: Costello Transportation Center

Your school finally has iPads, now what?! Of course you want to dive into exploring multiple applications and project ideas, but what makes these devices have the most impact in your classroom, is having a classroom management plan in place. While using mobile devices, you want to make sure they are protected, respected, and of course, strategically integrated into the learning process. This session will give you tips and tricks for students use, storage ideas, and organization as well as setting up basic rules and expectations for classroom devices.

Once Upon a Mobile Device: 21st Century Storytelling Webinar Date: December 12, 2012 Workshop Date: March 20, 2013 Allison Blackwell

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect Location: Costello Transportation Center

Digital Storytelling has always transformed student writing into a work of art. Mobile devices takes digital storytelling to a whole new level. These devices make it easier, and even more engaging, for students to use. Come and learn how your students can design and develop creative stories through applications such as StoryKit, StoryRobe, SonicPics, and more!


Leadership University School of Mobile Learning iBooks and iBooks Author in the Classroom Webinar Date: October 15, 2012 Workshop Date: January 11, 2013 Derek LaLonde, John-Henry Lane

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect Location: MOBOCES Triplexus, Lab 104

iBooks and iBooks Author are applications that allow you to read and create digital books, integrate text, photos, slideshows, video, audio, and even quizzes into your own created books.In this workshop, you will be starting with basics like using iBooks and adding photos, video, flowing text around objects, inserting new chapters, and previewing your creation on an iPad using iBooks author. Whatever your project, from a textbook to a family album, this workshop will help you make the most of what iBooks Author has to offer.

Mobile Device User Group Workshop Date: November 9, 2012 Workshop Date: March 15, 2013 Allison Blackwell, John-Henry Lane

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Costello Transportation Center Location: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

Mobile devices have continued to shift the way districts leverage and implement technology and learning in the classroom. The Mobile Device User Group will provide teachers and technology leaders the opportunity to share their successes, collaborate with others to solve roadblocks, and work to further integrate mobile devices in their district.


Leadership University School of Virtual Learning Designing Virtual Instruction Online Workshop: January, February, March Derek LaLonde, Kristina Donley, Carl Manganaro

Location: Adobe Connect

Do you want to learn how to design and implement quality online content? If so, this course is for you! This online course will address various learning styles through course organization and the use of media rich content. Discover how the use of online learning can help you achieve your instructional goals. Topics include the selection and development of instructional materials and activities, instructional delivery, student engagement, and monitoring student progress.

Facilitating Your Online Environment Webinar Date: October 16, 2012 Chris Shaffer, Derek LaLonde

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

With many instructional initiatives, the implementation process will determine the success of the overall program. The success of an online learning initiative rests with the techniques used to allow students to interact with each other and their instructor. Students who are more active in the interaction with their peers in an online environment are generally more likely to be successful in that course. As the instructor in an online environment, it is your role to facilitate and cultivate a high level of interaction between students as well as the interaction between students and the instructor. This webinar will give you simple techniques you can use to promote student success in an online environment

Grooming the Virtual Learner Webinar Date: October 15, 2012 Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Kristina Donley, Andrea Fontana, Chris Shaffer

Location: Adobe Connect

Virtual learning requires a cultivated skill set that, at times, branches out considerably from traditional "brick and mortar" learning. This workshop will showcase the strategies and tools that can be used to guide and scaffold students into the independent, flexible, and self-directed learners they need to be in order to get the most from a hybrid or virtual education.


Leadership University School of Virtual Learning Social Networking in the Classroom Webinar Date: November 13 2012 March 26, 2013 John-Henry Lane, Derek LaLonde

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect Location: Adobe Connect

Social networking has become an everyday part of the lives of many people within our society. With social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, generating more traffic per day then search engine giants like Google, educators can no longer ignore the potential of such tools within a classroom environment. This webinar will weave together different tools utilized by the mainstream population and for instruction, so educators can use them to create their very own learning communities, whether it is for professional development or a classroom meeting place.

Webinar Series: Blackboard and Beyond Webinar Dates: See Below Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Location: Adobe Connect Derek LaLonde, John-Henry Lane, Chris Shaffer As of Spring 2011, Blackboard was adopted as the new MORIC 793 Standard platform for online course building and delivery. This four-part webinar series is structured to give teachers the working knowledge to inspire their districts to deliver their courses in the Blackboard environment. During this three-part webinar series, participants will learn how to create content, assess student comprehension, manage their course, and participate in a system-wide community. The sessions will be structured as follows: ⁃ Session #1: Content Management - December 4th ⁃ Session #2: Assessments and Grade Book - December 11th ⁃ Session #3: Course Management - December 18th


Leadership University School of Administration and Leadership iPads for Administrators Workshop Date: October 23, 2012 John-Henry Lane, TBA

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Costello Transportation Center

Apple’s iPad is rapidly changing the way in which we access, interact with, and disseminate information. With time being so critical to a district administrator, the iPad can assist with a multitude of tasks that include email, building walkthroughs, student information system queries, new APPR requirements, and more. Please join us as we explore how the iPad can provide you with applications necessary to carry out daily activities effectively and efficiently.

Building Your District’s Social Media Presence Webinar Date: March 4, 2013 Kristina Donley, Margaret McNamara

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

The days of “No news is good news” is long gone! Soak the community with positive updates on what is happening in your district. Utilize social media to build rapport with parents, students, and community members. Keep your stakeholders well-informed with up-to-date news and events.

PARCC: Prepare, Improve, & Succeed with Online Assessments Webinar Date: December 4, 2012 Heather Shaffer

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Adobe Connect

Online assessments have the power to transform the way we teach and learn. Some of the benefits of online assessments include: student preparedness for graduation, teachers with regular results available for data-driven instruction, and parents with clear and timely information about the progress of their children. How can you prepare your district for this unprecedented shift in the way we assess our students? Join us to find out!


Leadership University School of Administration and Leadership Internet Safety Webinar Date: January 14, 2013 Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Workshop Date: February 5, 2013 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Workshop Date: February 12, 2013 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Heather Shaffer, Laurie Yager, LaToya Workman,

Location: Adobe Connect Location: Costello Transportation Center Location: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

New York State recently released legislation mandating all schools implement a K-12 internet safety curriculum. Participants will gain ideas regarding how to ensure compliance with this legislation. Come and learn how students can safely use technology tools. This webinar will specially address the following topics: New York State Legislation, Digital Citizenship, Cyber Safety, Acceptable Use Policies, and Internet Filtering.

Horizon Report Webinar Date: December 13, 2012 Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Derek LaLonde, Maria Rocker, Ryan Mahoney

Location: Adobe Connect

Let us give you a snapshot of what technology trends and tools are on the Horizon for K-12 education. We will take a look at the 2012 Horizon Report, a joint project of the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative. This Horizon Report presents critical trends and challenges facing precollege educators that will affect teaching and learning over the next five years. These trends and challenges are reflective of both the realities of the educational community and the world at large. They are identified to provide a context for the Report’s list of emerging technologies predicted to find mainstream use in schools, and K-12 education institutions, over the next five years.


Leadership University Online Professional Development Overview Districts can have up to 20 teachers participate in Online Professional Development throughout the school year through the Model Schools Base Service. The online workshops are tailored to contain approximately 5 hours worth of instruction which is the equivalent of a full-day workshop. Course descriptions can be found on the following pages. To register for Online Professional Development, visit www.modelschools.org and sign up through My Learning Plan!

Workshop Schedule 2012-2013 October 17, 2012 - November 19, 2012

November 26, 2012 - December 21, 2012

iPods and iPads for Beginners

Common Core and Web 2.0

Formative Assessment

Writing Across the Curriculum

STEM

Project Based Learning

January 14, 2013 - February 18, 2013

March 4, 2013 - April 8, 2013

iPods and iPads for Beginners

Common Core and Web 2.0

Formative Assessment

Writing Across the Curriculum

STEM

Project Based Learning


Leadership University Online Professional Development Powerful Beginnings: Getting Started with iPods and iPads This course will offer an introduction to the iPad/iPod in your classroom. Over four weeks, we hope that you have numerous opportunities to grow and learn professionally from this course and from one another. Our focus for the course is to help those who are just entering the mobile technology journey with their iPods or iPads. Some participants may have one device that they hope to use in their teaching and others may have numerous student devices. We hope that this course will help build a foundation for everyone! Course Logistics: The only requirement for this course is that you have an iPod or iPad for the entire length of the course. This will be essential every each week.

Technology Styled Formative Assessment Educators know that data can tell us about what our students know and can do, but when educators dig deeper into data, and routinely assess students, more knowledge can be gained by both the student and the teacher. Using formative assessments, which are a variety of formal and informal assessment methods used by teachers during the learning process in order to modify teaching strategies and learning activities to improve student achievement, and summative assessments, which are course/year end assessments used for evaluating both the student/teacher, teachers can improve their instruction to meet students’ needs and increase achievement. This course will focus on formative assessments, the data derived from them, what to do with that data, and ideas for formative assessments that can be used Pre-K-12th Grade.

STEM in the 21st Century Foster your students’ natural abilities to create and innovate in a way that connects STEM disciplines! This course is designed to offer K-12 teachers an opportunity to broaden their knowledge on STEM teaching techniques and implement a technology-based STEM lesson in their classroom. The course content is organized by grade levels in an attempt to present the most relevant material.


Leadership University Online Professional Development Light the Fire in Common Core with Web 2.0 This course is designed to teach you the basics of Web 2.0 tool integration and alignment with Common Core State Standards. Strategies for implementing the Common Core State Standards into all grade and content areas will also be addressed as well as offering you technology integration tools for the classroom. Explore and review detailed examples on ways to teach to the Common Core through fun and engaging web-based tools and offer additional resources, such as actual lesson plans, that will give you many ideas and "take-ways" to use with your students!

Write to Learn - Technology and Writing Across Curriculums This innovating workshop explores the shifts in Common Core writing in the content areas. The course is further divided into the three disciplines of writing: persuasive, informational, and narrative. Classroom vignette videos take the stress out of integrating Common Core writing into the curriculum, illustrating how effective teachers engage students in the three disciplines of writing. Educators discuss and share ideas for effectively integrating technology into writing activities. There is a wealth of teacher resources for writing instruction in all disciplines, writing ideas, student samples, and technology tools organized by content area, to assist you with creating a make-and-take writing activity to use in your classroom.

Infusing Technology in Project Based Learning Do you want to add “wow” to your classroom? Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn how educators all over the world are using technology to infuse Project Based Learning in their curriculum. Designed to be information rich, and low stress, each participant will exit with one outline for a project based lesson and a multitude of ideas and resources for others. Save hours of your precious time as all the links are provided. Participants will be introduced to over 40 different web-based and app-driven tools and will be able to choose which tools they want to explore indepth. Just as Project Based Learning is inherently differentiated, this course is structured in such a way that it allows each student to take away the tools that will be most beneficial to their individual classrooms. Through the extensive use of discussion forums, collaboration, and interaction with peers will add to the rich learning environment.


Leadership University Trending Technology Teams Purpose The purpose of the Trending Technology Teams is to provide leadership in response to national, state, and regional education initiatives such as Common Core Learning Standards, PARCC, and the MORIC 793 Committee goals. The Trending Technology Teams serve as regional networks for content area teachers to share technology integration best practices and create technology-rich units and lessons. Model Schools will introduce emerging technologies for members to explore, review, and evaluate. The Trending Technology Team members will virtually disseminate their work across the region as well as share the content of the meetings with their home districts.

Dates, Times, and Locations Team

First Meeting

Second Meeting

Third Meeting

English and Language Arts

October 29, 2012 West Canada Valley

December 14, 2012 Costello Center

March 4, 2013 Lowville Academy

History and Culture

October, 17, 2012 Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

January 31, 2013 Costello Center

April 26, 2013 SUNY IT

Interdisciplinary Education

October 25, 2012 Lowville Academy

March 7, 2013 Costello Center

May 10, 2013 Costello Center

Library Media

October 4, 2012 Adirondack CSD

January 30, 2013 Utica CSD

May 9, 2013 Oneida CSD

STEM

October 15, 2012 South Lewis CSD

December 7, 2012 Costello Center

March 18, 2013 Glenfield BOCES

Wellness and Occupational Studies

October 1, 2012 Watertown CSD

February 28, 2013 Costello Center

May 3, 2013 Mount Markham


Leadership University Registration Information Overview Users will now be able to manage their registrations, receive email reminders, access location maps, and print certificates of completion online.  This new tool allows easy access to workshop information and your individual registrations in one simplified location. The system integrates with My Learning Plan which many MORIC districts utilize to assist staff in tracking their professional development.

Registration STEP 1: Go to www.modelschools.org and click Online Registration STEP 2: View Model Schools’ Professional Development Offerings by Month or List. STEP 3: Click on the activity title to view details. STEP 4: Select "Click to Enroll" and choose the link that applies to you: “I'm a registered user” - Select if you have already created an account in MyLearningPlan (MLP). “I'm a new user” - Select if you do not have an account. By completing this you are establishing an account with a username and password in a secure location for future reference. “MyLearningPlan.com user” - Select if your district utilizes MyLearningPlan.com. STEP 5: Follow the on-screen prompts to compete your enrollment.

Account Options

Special Features

Update your user profile

Maps to event locations

Review current or past registrations

Instructor e-mails

Change your password

Link to the Workshop

Update your email

Evaluation

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Leadership University Model Schools Overview Overview Comprehensive support program comprised of educational technology professionals with specific areas of expertise.

Purpose Collaborate with district administrators, teachers, and technology coordinators in their proactive effort to integrate technology into curriculum as a tool to improve student achievement and extend learning beyond the classroom.

Benefits of the Model Schools Program ❖

Professional Development: Administrators, Teachers, and Technology Coordinators ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

School of Technology Integration School of Mobile Learning School of Virtual Learning School of Administration and Leadership Online Professional Development Trending Technology Teams Site Administrator Meetings Annual Events: Summer Institute and UnConference Professional Sharing and Envisioning Networking

Three days of in-district, customized training

Introduction to new, innovative teaching tools

Integration of emerging technologies into curriculum

Expense reimbursement associated with MSP Staff Development



Leadership University October 18,2012