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    • Capital Region BOCES 1031 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12205 (518) 862-5300 This is your district’s complete guide to training and special programs being offered through the Model Schools Program of the Capital Region. These courses are free of charge to staff in the Model Schools Districts. These districts include: Albany Diocese, Bethlehem, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Cohoes, CTE, Guilderland, Middleburgh, Niskayuna, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Schalmont, Schenectady, Scotia- Glenville, and Voorheesville. Descriptions, dates and the registration form for these comprehensive sessions are listed inside and on our Web page under TRAINING (http://www.neric.org). Online registration is available at: http://instruct.neric.org/coursereg . There is a fee for Blackboard workshops unless you are a Blackboard subscriber district. Staff in districts who do not participate in the NERIC Model Schools Service can participate in these training workshops also. The fee for the workshops is $172.00 per full day of training and $89.00 for a half day of training (a half-day consists of 2-4 hours). It’s easy to take advantage of these great sessions. Just …choose your class then complete and mail, fax, or email the registration form to: NERIC 1031 Watervliet-Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205 Attn: Janice Hauck Phone: (518) 862-5322 Fax: (518) 862-5411 Email: jhauck@gw.neric.org Copyright © 2006 Capital Region BOCES 1
    • Model Schools Program Calendar 2006 Fall/Winter Also available on-line at http://instruct.neric.org/training/msp.htm The Model Schools Program of the Capital Region BOCES is pleased to offer many quality opportunities for professional development in the area of technology integration to school districts. Here is a sampling of workshops available to teachers, administrators and support staff: If you are interested in: See catalog pages: Access 19 Adobe Photoshop Elements 17 AlphaSmart Dana 13 Bethlehem Tech Saturdays 6-13 Blackboard 9, 13 Classroom Performance System 12 Collaborative Projects 21 Digital Video 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 Excel 19 FrontPage 15, 19 Guidance 7 iMovie 15, 16 Inspiration 16, 17 InspireData 9 iPhoto/iTunes 17, 18 KidPix 18 Library of Congress 14 Maintenance 10 Online Courses 23-27 OSX Tiger 14 PowerPoint 16, 20, 21, 22 PowerMedia Plus 6, 21 Publisher 20 UnitedStreaming 22, 23 Web Page Development 12, 14, 15 Web Resources 22 2
    • Northeastern Regional Information Center Models Schools Fall/Winter 2006 Training Calendar Quick Reference Guide – Listed by Host School District and Date ~ Face-to-Face Courses ~ Albany Diocese: Dates Training Session Time Platform(s) Location Room 11/06/06 The Mystery Class and Other Collaborative Projects for Students 3:00-5:00 Windows Academy of Holy Lower and Middle Names School lab #1 Bethlehem Tech Saturdays: Dates Training Session CAPS Time Platform(s) Location Room 10/14/06 PowerMediaPlus - Educational Video & More! 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/14/06 What Does Technology Have to Offer? – Session I 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/14/06 Technology - A "Crash Course" for Counselors 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/14/06 Use the Computer to Help You Know Your Students Better 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/14/06 What’s So Great About Marco Polo? 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/14/06 Office Secrets for the K-12 Classroom – Word 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem MS Library Media Ctr 10/14/06 Introduction to Computer Basics 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem MS Library Media Ctr 10/14/06 Who Put the “I” in iMac? 12 9:00-1:00 Mac Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/14/06 iMovie- The Magic of Digital Video – Session I 12 9:00-1:00 Mac Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/14/06 Make That Digital Image a Lasting Impression – Session I 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/21/06 What Does Technology Have to Offer – Session 2 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/21/06 Use the Computer to Help Know Your Students Better 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/21/06 Introduction to InspireData 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr. 10/21/06 Create Your Own Online Course/Module (Blackboard) 12 9:00-1:00 PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/21/06 Computer Maintenance and Repair Basics 12 9:00-1:00 PC Bethlehem MS Library Media Ctr 10/21/06 Office Secrets for the K-12 Classroom – PowerPoint 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem MS Library Media Ctr 10/21/06 Introduction to Computer Basics 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem MS Library Media Ctr 10/21/06 iMovie-The Magic of Digital Video – Session 2 12 9:00-1:00 Mac Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/21/06 The Power of Google 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/21/06 Make That Digital Image a Lasting Impression – Session 2 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 What Does Technology Have to Offer – Session 3 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 Use the Computer to Help You Know Your Students Better 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem HS Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 Office Secrets for the K-12 Classroom: Excel 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem MS Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 Construct an Internet Web Site to Publish Student Work 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem MS Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 Introduction to Computer Basics 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem MS Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 iMovie-The Magic of Digital Video – Session 3 12 9:00-1:00 Mac Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 The Library of Congress – A Great Classroom Resource! 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 Make That Digital Image a Lasting Impression – Session 3 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 STC Kit and Technology 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Hamagrael Elementary Library Media Ctr 10/28/06 Use the CPS System in Your Classroom 12 9:00-1:00 Mac/PC Bethlehem MS Library Media Ctr Bethlehem: Dates Training Session Time Platform(s) Location Room 10/19/06, 11/16/06 and FrontPage: Create a Website for Your Classroom 4:00-6:00 PC Bethlehem Mid School Room 71 12/21/06 or 01/18/07, 02/15/07 and 03/15/07 3
    • Cohoes: Dates Training Session Time Platform(s) Location Room 10/12/06 STC Kit and Technology 3:30-5:30 PC Abram Lansing School Computer lab NERIC: Dates Training Session Time Platform(s) Location Room 10/03/06 PowerPoint Jeopardy 9:00-12:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 1 10/10/06 PowerPoint: Who Wants To Me A Millionaire? 9:00-12:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 1 10/13/06 Create Your Own Online Course/Module (Blackboard) 9:00-4:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 10/19/06 Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 – Introduction 9:00-12:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 10/19/06 Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 – Intermediate 1:00-4:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 10/24/06 Microsoft Publisher 2003 – Introduction 9:00-12:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 1 10/24/06 Microsoft Publisher 2003 – Intermediate 1:00-4:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 1 10/27/06 Microsoft Excel 2002 – Introduction 9:00-12:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 10/27/06 Microsoft Excel 2002 – Intermediate 1:00-4:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 11/09/06 Create Your Own Online Course/Module (Blackboard) 9:00-4:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 11/16/06 Microsoft Access 9:00-4:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 11/17/06 Microsoft FrontPage 2002 9:00-4:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 12/15/06 Create Your Own Online Course/Module (Blackboard) 9:00-4:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 12/22/06 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 7.0 9:00-4:00 PC/Mac NERIC TR 3 Niskayuna: Dates Training Session Time Platform(s) Location Room 10/23/06 and 10/30/06 First Class Beginning Web Site Development 2:45-4:15 or Mac/PC DO eTec lab 4:15-5:45 10/25/06 and 11/01/06 First Class Intermediate Web Site Development 2:45-4:15 or Mac/PC DO eTec lab 4:15-5:45 11/13 & 11/30 Explore The Library of Congress- A Great Classroom Resource! 3:45-5:45 PC/Mac VanAntwerp Middle Computer Lab School 11/27/06, 12/04/06 and iMovie Basics: Digital Video Made Easy 2:45-4:15 or Mac eTec Training Room eTec lab 12/11/06 4:15-5:45 (District Offices) 1/04/07, 1/11/07 and iPhoto and iTunes – The Dynamic Duo 3:45-5:45 Mac VanAntwerp Middle Computer Lab 1/18/07 School 1/08/07, 1/22/07, and Digging Deeper into OSX Tiger – Apple’s Latest Operating System 3:45-5:45 Mac OSX, Tiger eTec Training Room eTec lab 1/29/07 (District Offices) 2/05/07 iTunes Refresher Session 3:45-5:45 Mac VanAntwerp Middle Computer Lab School 2/01/07 iPhoto Refresher Session 3:45-5:45 Mac VanAntwerp Middle Computer Lab School Schenectady: Dates Training Session Time Platform(s) Location Room 10/12/06 See What’s New with UnitedStreaming 2:30-4:30 PC Schenectady High F27 School 11/08/06 Recipes for Success in the Classroom 3:30-5:30 PC Woodlawn Elem, Tech Train. Ctr Schenectady 10/18/06 See What’s New with UnitedStreaming 3:00-5:00 PC Woodlawn Elem, Tech Train. Ctr Schenectady 10/16/06 and 10/23/06 Improve Student Understanding Through Inspiration 3:00-4:30 PC Schenectady High F27 School Scotia Glenville: Dates Session Time Platform(s) Location Room 10/04/06, 10/11/06, iMovie for Educators 3:45-5:45 PC Scotia Glenville HS A7 Lab 10/18/06 and 10/25/06 10/03/06, 10/17/06, PowerPoint 3:45-5:45 PC Scotia Glenville Middle Room 213 4
    • 10/24/06 and 10/31/06 School 10/05/06, 10/12/06, KidPix 3:45-5:45 Mac Glendaal Elementary Computer Lab 10/19/06 and 10/26/06 1/10/07 and 1/17/07 Inspiration (4 hrs of “Technology Series”) 3:45-5:45 Mac Scotia Glenville Middle Room 213 School 10/04/06 Intro/Overview-PowerMedia Plus 3:45-5:45 Applicable to All Scotia Glenville HS Library Media Ctr 10/11/06 Elementary Curriculum-PowerMedia Plus 3:45-5:45 Applicable to All Scotia Glenville HS Library Media Ctr 11/08/06 Middle/HS Curriculum-PowerMedia Plus 3:45-5:45 Applicable to All Scotia Glenville HS Library Media Ctr Voorheesville: Dates Session Time Platform Location Room 10/3/06 Interactive PowerPoint and Jeopardy 3:30-5:30 PC Voorheesville Elem Room 215 10/24/06 Introduction to Inspiration 3:30-5:30 PC Voorheesville Elem Room 215 9/28/06 AlphaSmart Dana 3:30-5:30 PC Voorheesville Elem Room 215 ~ Online Courses ~ Dates Session 10/02/06-11/20/06 Introduction to Digital Photography 10/09/06-11/20/06 Introduction to FrontPage 2002 (XP) 10/16/06-11/13/06 Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 – Introduction 10/16/06-11/12/06 Security Awareness 10/24/06-11/28/06 Introduction to Inspiration 7 10/30/06-11/27/06 Palm Guru – Be The First In Your School! 11/06/06-12/04/06 Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 – Intermediate 11/06/06-12/04/06 Make It Easy with MS Publisher! 11/13/06-12/18/06 Spreadsheets for Educators (Excel 2002) 11/13/06-12/18/06 The Wiki Primer 11/14/06-12/19/06 Introduction to Kidspiration 01/22/07 - 03/11/07 What's New in Children's and Young Adult Literature Register by mail, fax or email. A registration form is attached here or go to http://www2.neric.org/msregform.htm If you need directions to school buildings, call 862-5300 or use MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com) 5
    • October 14, 21, and 28, 2006 9:00AM-1:00PM Locations: Bethlehem Central High School Bethlehem Central Middle School Hamagrael Elementary School Bethlehem Central High School Saturday, October 14 (9:00 - 1:00) What Does Technology Have to Offer—Session 1: What technology is available to you? What precautions should you take using them? This session will introduce you to the district’s computer network and the variety of applications and hardware that run on it. You will find out how to log onto the network from school or home, from a Macintosh or a PC. You will be shown several methods used to backup and save files, how to organize your desktop, and how to use the district’s email system from work or from home. You will be introduced to typical hardware available in a school district (computer, printer, phone, scanner, and digital cameras). A sampling of Internet applications will be presented that allow you to meet with colleagues online, post student assignments, make surveys, look at student test data, and find references to best teaching practices—all by letting your fingers do the walking. This session will introduce you to school resources and emphasize the importance protecting your “virtual” space by using passwords. Sign up for one session, or sign up for all three if you like. Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Mike Mulcahy and Lynn Sherich Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 PowerMediaPlus - Educational Video & More!: There is a new free online streaming video service available to all New York State teachers & students. PowerMediaPlus (which has replaced the United Streaming service) offers great streaming & downloadable videos and much more. Stop by this session to learn how to search for video and audio resources, create “playlists”, make connections to state learning standards, host podcasts and more! To participate you will need to have a PowerMediaPlus account. Please arrange for this through your local school district prior to the session. Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Michael Greene Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 6
    • Technology - A "Crash Course" for Counselors: Are you a school counselor that wants to use technology more often, but are not sure where to begin? There are so many ways to utilize technology within your guidance program, and it can actually make things easier! This course is for guidance personnel that would like to incorporate some basic technology into their guidance program. This is a beginner course, but it will cover a lot of information! Topics to be included are MS Word basics, using graphics and photos, simple spreadsheet creation, how to make a PowerPoint presentation, setting up presentations (Where do all those wires go?), Internet use, Web page creation (free online tools make it easy!), and using e-mail with attachments. The best part of about this course? You will receive a disk filled with useful resources! Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Hilary Delavare Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Use the Computer to Help Know Your Students Better: Your district’s Student Management System (SMS) has information you need to make important decisions. Come to this session to learn how to navigate through the system, perform detailed searches, and create filtered reports that have the information you want. Find out how to use DataMentor to see how your students performed on the NYS 4th and 8th grade Math and ELA tests. Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Charles Maguire Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 What’s So Great About MarcoPolo?: Internet Content for the Classroom is a partnership between the MarcoPolo Education Foundation and leading educational organizations that produces quality, standards-based, commercial-free Internet content for the K-12 classroom, accessible through seven discipline-specific educational Web sites. Each content partner site maintains and continues to develop a collection of lesson plans that are aligned with national content standards, and that meet rigorous levels of best, research- based practices. These lessons are now aligned with the New York State Standards as well. In this workshop, you will be provided with an overview of the MarcoPolo program, search engine, and Content Partners and given an opportunity to find content to use in your classroom. Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Darlene Cardillo Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Bethlehem Central Middle School Saturday, October 14 (9:00 - 1:00) Office Secrets for the K-12 Classroom—Word: Learn how to create a document, insert pictures, insert tables, insert text, create classroom brochures, design templates, and create charts and tables. Teachers will learn the basics and advanced methods of word processing and walk away with practical ideas to make teaching easier! Teachers will also learn how to save to the network to retrieve, reuse and modify their work! Once you learn some of the secret short cuts…ever use format painter?? Or how about shrink to fit (gets rid of those hanging words)? Ever want to print a color transparency from your computer?…Secrets of success!!! Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Imran Abbasi and Shannon Casso Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 7
    • Introduction to Computer Basics: Between email, taking attendance, Freshpond, Netstorage, and the network drive, using a computer in school can be quite a daunting task. Let Todd and Tom show you the amazing capabilities of your email system and network. Through the use of Freshpond.net, we will show you how to build a Web site in minutes, and the convenience of file-sharing. Join us for an enlightening morning, and you'll never look at your computer the same way! Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Todd Tyler and Tom Reardon Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Hamagrael Elementary Saturday, October 14 (9:00 - 1:00) Who Put the “i” in iMac: iPhoto, iTunes, iDVD, and Garage Band (Where is it’s “i”?) “interact” seamlessly as you and your students use photos and music in school projects. iPhoto is an easy-to-use photo management program designed to organize, edit, and save digital photos (even scanned images). iTunes allows you to build a personal music library of favorite songs, which can be used as backgrounds for iPhoto slide shows. Garage Band allows you to create music. And, iDVD allows you to copy them to a DVD and share your creations with others. Think of all the possibilities, from your favorite family vacation to archiving a school event to presenting a lesson to your class. (Photos & music will be supplied, but you may bring pictures on a laptop, a disk, CD, or camera you’d like to work with). This course is an introduction to all of the wonderful things you can do with the iMac suite on your computers. Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Carol LaRow Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 iMovie – The Magic of Digital Video—Session 1: Digital video can be a powerful classroom tool. Students can document science experiments, create social studies historical role plays, record field trip experiences, etc. iMovie software is easy to master and allows the user to add titling, transitions, sounds, and special effects to video footage. Products can then be burned as DVD video disks and/or Quicktime files. The objective of these sessions is to provide participants with a basic "hands-on" understanding of the use of digital camcorders and editing of video with iMovie software. (With the time allotted, participants will not be expected to complete a “fully polished” final product.) Sign up for all three sessions, or feel free to sign up for individual sessions. Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Tod Mell Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Make That Digital Image a Lasting Impression —Session 1: There are many ways to use digital images and video in instruction. But, before you turn that image or video loose, find out how to make it great. This session will focus on what goes into making a great picture or movie. You will first learn how the equipment works, and then you’ll learn techniques that make all the difference. Open your imagination to new ways of creating a digital image. Sign up for all three sessions, or feel free to sign up for any single session. Date: Saturday, October 14 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Nick Nealon Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 8
    • Bethlehem Central High School Saturday, October 21 (9:00 - 1:00) Create Your Own Online Course/Module (Blackboard 6.3) Are you interested in putting your curriculum online or creating professional development materials for access via the Web? This session will cover the design of online courses to actual course creation using Blackboard 6.3. Topics covered may include: online course design, creating and importing content, online assessments and assignments, discussion boards, user and site management, communication and site maintenance. Prerequisite: must be an experienced Windows or Mac user Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 What Does Technology Have to Offer—Session 2: What technology is available to you? What precautions should you take using them? This session will introduce you to the district’s computer network and the variety of applications and hardware that run on it. You will find out how to log onto the network from school or home, from a Macintosh or a PC. You will be shown several methods used to backup and save files, how to organize your desktop, and how to use the district’s email system from work or from home. You will be introduced to typical hardware available in a school district (computer, printer, phone, scanner, and digital cameras). A sampling of Internet applications will be presented that allow you to meet with colleagues online, post student assignments, make surveys, look at student test data, and find references to best teaching practices—all by letting your fingers do the walking. This session will introduce you to school resources and emphasize the importance protecting your “virtual” space by using passwords. Sign up for one session, or sign up for all three if you like. Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Mike Mulcahy and Lynn Sherich Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Use the Computer to Help Know Your Students Better: Your district’s Student Management System (SMS) has information you need to make important decisions. Come to this session to learn how to navigate through the system, perform detailed searches, and create filtered reports that have the information you want. Find out how to use DataMentor to see how your students performed on the NYS 4th and 8th grade Math and ELA tests. Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Charles Maguire Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Introduction to InspireData: Do you love Inspiration and Kidspiration? How about using a new software that allows you to explore collecting and analyzing data in table form? What about using that information to plot graphs to analyze in a visual format? Come learn about the basics of InspireData, the newest product from Inspiration software! Data literacy is the ability to answer meaningful questions by collecting and analyzing data and to make sense of the data encountered in daily life. Teachers will learn about the table view and the plot view and then try out a few of the classroom projects already built into the software with over 50 databases. Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Lisa Fedele Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 9
    • Bethlehem Central Middle School Saturday, October 21 (9:00 - 1:00) Office Secrets for the K-12 Classroom— Power Point: Learn how to create a simple PowerPoint, insert text and graphics, insert sound, insert video clips, and use graphs and math symbols into a PowerPoint presentation. Teachers will learn the basics and advanced methods of digital presentations and walk away with practical ideas to make teaching easier! Teachers will also learn how to save to the network to retrieve, reuse and modify their work! We have many example projects such a travel videos, classroom notes, starter activities etc…Wow!!! Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Imran Abbasi and Shannon Casso Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Introduction to Computer Basics: Between email, taking attendance, Freshpond, Netstorage, and the network drive, using a computer in school can be quite a daunting task. Let Todd and Tom show you the amazing capabilities of your email system and network. Through the use of Freshpond.net, we will show you how to build a website in minutes, and the convenience of file-sharing. Join us for an enlightening morning, and you'll never look at your computer the same way! Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Todd Tyler and Tom Reardon Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Computer Maintenance and Repair Basics: Come find some quick, easy and less expensive ways to keep your PC at home or office running in tip-top shape. Find out what XP/Norton's Software/Spamware , OSX have to do with how your computer operates. Stay ahead of the game and protect your investment in your computer. Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Tom Michalek Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Hamagrael Elementary Saturday, October 21 (9:00 - 1:00) The Power of Google: Learn how to do effective Web searches. See the difference between subject directories and meta search engines. Use Boolean operators; teach your students how to recognize valid Web sites for their research; search within results, configure browser preferences, etc. Plus, learn all the great features of Google - news headlines from around the world, thousands of news sources updated continuously, shopping, catalogs, Earth maps, book searches, images, and much more. Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Carol Larow Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 iMovie – The Magic of Digital Video—Session 2: Digital video can be a powerful classroom tool. Students can document science experiments, create social studies historical role plays, record field trip experiences, etc. iMovie software is easy to master and allows the user to add titling, transitions, sounds, and special effects to video footage. Products can then be burned as DVD video disks and/or Quicktime files. The objective of these sessions is to provide participants with a basic "hands-on" understanding of the use of digital camcorders and editing of video with iMovie software. (With the time allotted, participants will not be expected to complete a “fully polished” final product.) Sign up for all three sessions, or feel free to sign up for individual sessions. Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Tod Mell Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 10
    • Make That Digital Image a Lasting Impression —Session 2: There are many ways to use digital images and video in instruction. But, before you turn that image or video loose, find out how to make it great. This session will focus on what goes into making a great picture or movie. You will first learn how the equipment works, and then you’ll learn techniques that make all the difference. Open your imagination to new ways of creating a digital image. Sign up for all three sessions, or feel free to sign up for any single session. Date: Saturday, October 21 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Nick Nealon Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Bethlehem Central High School Saturday, October 28 (9:00 - 1:00) What Does Technology Have to Offer—Session 3: What technology is available to you? What precautions should you take using them? This session will introduce you to the district’s computer network and the variety of applications and hardware that run on it. You will find out how to log onto the network from school or home, from a Macintosh or a PC. You will be shown several methods used to backup and save files, how to organize your desktop, and how to use the district’s email system from work or from home. You will be introduced to typical hardware available in a school district (computer, printer, phone, scanner, and digital cameras). A sampling of Internet applications will be presented that allow you to meet with colleagues online, post student assignments, make surveys, look at student test data, and find references to best teaching practices—all by letting your fingers do the walking. This session will introduce you to school resources and emphasize the importance protecting your “virtual” space by using passwords. Sign up for one session, or sign up for all three if you like. Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Mike Mulcahy and Lynn Sherich Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Use the Computer to Help Know Your Students Better: Your district’s Student Management System (SMS) has information you need to make important decisions. Come to this session to learn how to navigate through the system, perform detailed searches, and create filtered reports that have the information you want. Find out how to use DataMentor to see how your students performed on the NYS 4th and 8th grade Math and ELA tests. Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Charles Maguire Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Bethlehem Central Middle School Saturday, October 28 (9:00 - 1:00) Office Secrets for the K-12 Classroom—Excel: Learn how to create a workbook, import from EasyGrade and SMS, make charts, design tables, use multiple spreadsheets simultaneously, and write formulas in Excel. Teachers will learn the basics and advanced methods of spreadsheet management and walk away with practical ideas to make teaching easier! Teachers will also learn how to save to the network to retrieve, reuse and modify their work! Learn how to make puzzles and other documents to make learning fun! Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Imran Abbasi and Shannon Casso Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 11
    • Construct an Internet Web Site to Publish Student Work: Construct an Internet Web site to extend further than your teacher Web page. Use video streaming to present video clips on this site. Make student galleries and portals to publish student work and to effectively connect your classroom with the world. Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Bill Reilly Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Introduction to Computer Basics: Between email, taking attendance, Freshpond, Netstorage, and the network drive, using a computer in school can be quite a daunting task. Let Todd and Tom show you the amazing capabilities of your email system and network. Through the use of Freshpond.net, we will show you how to build a Web site in minutes, and the convenience of file-sharing. Join us for an enlightening morning, and you'll never look at your computer the same way! Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Todd Tyler and Tom Reardon Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Use the CPS System in Your Classroom: Learn ways to better prepare your students for NYS testing by enhancing your teaching with new techniques for assessment. Students will use a handheld remote to answer questions for tests, quizzes and review games prepared by you or using one of the available databases from the Ieducation program. Create detailed reports and valid data that can be used to better assess and prepare your students for future assessments. Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Tom Michalek Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 Hamagrael Elementary Saturday, October 28 (9:00 - 1:00) The Library of Congress – A Great Classroom Resource!: Discover the Library of Congress and its rich content for teachers and students. The largest library in the U.S. provides resources and curricular connections for any classroom, including interactive games, puzzles, searches, and more. Discover “primary” resources for students to read and analyze. View American Memory collections, historical documents, photographs, maps, films, and audio recordings. Search for events on specific dates. Meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, or learn about the history & culture of other countries. Browse through history and use “interactive maps” that zoom right down to the street level. Look up current news events. You’ll also find lessons, activities, and tips for using the collections. Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Carol Larow Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 iMovie – The Magic of Digital Video—Session 3: Digital video can be a powerful classroom tool. Students can document science experiments, create social studies historical role plays, record field trip experiences, etc. iMovie software is easy to master and allows the user to add titling, transitions, sounds, and special effects to video footage. Products can then be burned as DVD video disks and/or Quicktime files. The objective of these sessions is to provide participants with a basic "hands-on" understanding of the use of digital camcorders and editing of video with iMovie software. (With the time allotted, participants will not be expected to complete a “fully polished” final product.) Sign up for all three sessions, or feel free to sign up for individual sessions. Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Tod Mell Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 12
    • Make That Digital Image a Lasting Impression —Session 3: There are many ways to use digital images and video in instruction. But, before you turn that image or video loose, find out how to make it great. This session will focus on what goes into making a great picture or movie. You will first learn how the equipment works, and then you’ll learn techniques that make all the difference. Open your imagination to new ways of creating a digital image. Sign up for all three sessions, or feel free to sign up for any single session. Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructor: Nick Nealon Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 STC Kit and Technology: This workshop will emphasize student data collection abilities in the STC science kits and present ways to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum. It will be an opportunity to develop expertise in the area of elementary science and explore technology you and your students can use. Date: Saturday, October 28 (9:00-1:00) Room: Library Media Center Instructors: Beth Cash and Laura Lehtonen Fee: Free to Model Schools. Non-Model Schools Participants: $89 AlphaSmart Dana Come and learn to use the AlphaSmart Dana - a Palm OS-powered device with a wide screen and a full-size keyboard. We will go over the basics of the Dana and using Palm OS, as well as explore some of the educational programs available that can be downloaded and synched to your Dana. You can use the Dana for word processing and keyboarding, as well as with downloaded applications for virtually any subject. This course will cover both basic use of the Dana and ideas for classroom integration. Dates: 9/28/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Hilary Delavare Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM Others: $ 89 Location: Voorheesville Elementary –Room 215 Create Your Own Online Course/Module (Blackboard) Are you interested in putting your curriculum online or creating professional development materials for access via the Web? This full- day session will cover the design of online courses to actual course creation using Blackboard. Topics covered include: online course design, using Blackboard, using an HTML editor, creating and importing content, online assessments and assignments, user and site management, communication and site maintenance. Participants will create a sample online course and are encouraged to bring their own classroom or subject matter materials for course development. Prerequisites: must be an experienced Windows or Mac user. Prior experience creating Web pages recommended. Dates: 10/13/06 or 11/09/06, or 12/15/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM Blackboard subscribers: Free Location: NERIC, Training Room 3 Others: $ 172 13
    • Digging Deeper into OSX Tiger – Apple’s Latest Operating System Perfectly happy with the way you’re using Apple’ latest operating system, OSX Tiger on your Mac? Wait till you see features you haven’t discovered. This intermediate level course will go beyond the beginning basics of Tiger and showcase features such as customizing the dock and finder to suit the way you use your computer, finder slideshows, smart folders, multiple ways to find documents quickly, widgets, burning CD’s, iChat, features for students with learning differences, the unique things you can do with Spotlight, and more. Note: 1) You may bring your own laptop to work on, if you wish. 2) Computers, with Tiger, will be available. Dates: 1/08/07, 1/22/07, and 1/29/07 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Carol LaRow Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM Other: $ 172 Location: Niskayuna, Van Antwerp MS eTec Lab Explore The Library of Congress – A Great Classroom Resource! Discover the Library of Congress and its rich content for teachers and students. The largest library in the U.S. provides resources and curricular connections for any classroom, including interactive games, puzzles, searches, and more. Discover “primary” resources for students to read and analyze. View American Memory collections, historical documents, photographs, maps, films, and audio recordings. Search for events on specific dates. Meet amazing Americans, jump back in time, explore the states, or learn about the history & culture of other countries. Browse through history and use “interactive maps” that zoom right down to the street level. Look up current news events. You’ll also find lessons, activities, and tips for using the collections. Dates: 11/13/06 and 11/30/06 Platform: Mac (Applicable to PC) Instructor: Carol LaRow Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM – 5:45PM Others: $ 89 Location: Niskayuna Room: Van Antwerp MS Computer Lab First Class Beginning Web Site Development The First Class communication package includes the ability to easily create word processing-style documents and post them as Web pages on the Internet. These pages can include text, images, hyperlinks, etc. If you’re a teacher who has always wanted a simple way to create Web pages to help your students or communicate with your parents, this is it! Note: Participants must have the First Class service, and an account, in their district to participate. Dates: 10/23/06 and 10/30/06 Platform: Mac/PC Instructor: Michael Greene Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 2:45PM-4:15PM or:15PM-5:45PM Others: $ 89 (Choose ONE session time.) Location: Niskayuna District Offices e-Tec Training Center 14
    • First Class Intermediate Web Site Development For those who are already comfortable with the basic skills for creating Web sites with the First Class service, these sessions will cover more advanced capabilities, and provide “workshop” time to develop your sites! Dates: 10/25/06 and 11/01/06 Platform: Mac/PC Instructor: Michael Greene Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 2:45PM-4:15PM or 4:15PM-5:45PM Others: $ 89 (Choose ONE session time.) Location: Niskayuna District Offices e-Tec Training Center FrontPage: Create a Web Site for Your Classroom Teachers taking this course will learn to use FrontPage to create a website for their classroom and will be introduced to different techniques for implementing a website as a way to provide information to students, parents and community. Creating a Web site is also an excellent way to showcase their students’ work. Following an introductory class covering the basics, participants will have an opportunity to meet with the instructor on a monthly basis to continue to update their Web site. This course requires approximately 6 hours for completion. Students will develop a theme and create a storyboard to plan their Web site in order to make it clear and effective. Areas covered will include: creating background colors, textures and/or patterns, collecting and inserting Web pages, collecting and inserting digital images from a digital camera, linking text to Web sites and other pages, creating tables, advanced images, i.e. creating thumbnails, marquees and banners, understanding navigation and transitions. Dates: 10/19/06, 11/16/06 and 12/21/06 or Platform: PC 01/18/07, 02/15/07 and 03/15/07 Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Instructor: Suzy Hokanson Others: $ 172 Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM Location: Bethlehem Central Middle School Room: 71 iMovie Basics: Digital Video Made Easy! Digital video can be a powerful classroom tool. Students can document science experiments, create historical role plays, record field trip experiences, etc. iMovie software is easy to master and allows the user to add titling, transitions, sounds, and special effects to video footage. Products can then be burned as DVD video disks and/or Quicktime files. The objective of these sessions is to provide participants with a basic "hands-on" understanding of the use of digital camcorders and editing of video with iMovie software. (With the time allotted, participants will not be expected to complete a “fully polished” final product.) Dates: 11/27/06, 12/4/06 and 12/11/06 Platform: Mac Instructor: Michael Greene Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 2:45-4:15PM or 4:15-5:45PM Others: $ 172 (Choose one session time.) Location: Niskayuna DO - eTec Training Room 15
    • iMovie for Educators iMovie is a built in application on Macintosh computers that will allow you to create your own video “masterpiece” in your classroom! Learn how easy it is to use to create video slideshows, music videos and other projects. During this 8 hour course we will talk about basic videography skills/camcorder usage to make your videos look their best. iMovie software allows the user to add titles, transitions, sounds and special effects. While no special supplies are needed to bring to class, feel free to bring a digital camcorder so our resident technology expert can show you how to use it during the basic videography portion of the instruction. Roll it, Rich! Dates: 10/04/06, 10/11/06, 10/18/06 and 10/25/06 Platform: Mac Instructor: Rich Wiesen Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM Others: $ 172 Location: Scotia Glenville HS – Room: A7 Lab Improve Student Understanding Through Inspiration Energize your teaching with Inspiration. This educational software allows you to develop visual and interactive graphic organizers to help students learn in multiple modes. It also has outline function to help students organize their writing. This introductory course will allow you to learn and practice on Inspiration and adapt current lessons. Dates: 10/16/06 and 10/23/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Roger Gaboury Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:00PM-4:30PM Others: $ 89 Location: Schenectady High School Room: F27 Inspiration/ 4 Hours of “Technology Series” Inspiration is being offered as part of our Technology Series. Inspiration software aids students with making graphic organizers and enables them to expand topics into writing. There is a diagram and outline option which will encourage learning in different modes. It is also an excellent tool for teachers to map lesson plans. With this tool you can meet the needs of the visual and kinesthetic learners! Start the New Year off with Inspiration! Dates: 1/10/07 and 1/17/07 Platform: Mac Instructor: Betty Fortna Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM Others: $ 89 Location: Scotia Glenville Middle School Room: 213 Interactive PowerPoint and Jeopardy Teachers will create their own Jeopardy game to be used in their classroom. (This class requires prior use of PowerPoint by the participant.). Please bring curriculum to help in creating your personalized game. Date: 10/3/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Lisa Fedele Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM Others: $ 89 Location: Voorheesville Elementary Room: 215 16
    • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 7.0 This full-day workshop covers the fundamentals of using Adobe’s powerful graphics creation program. The class is designed for novice users. Topics covered may include: Photoshop fundamentals, tools and palettes, manipulating images, colors, layers, filters, and masks. An emphasis will be placed on creating and modifying graphics that can be incorporated into web pages, word processor documents, and presentation packages. Participants will leave with completed graphic examples on disk. Date: 12/22/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM Blackboard subscribers – Free Location: NERIC, Training Room 3 Others: $ 172 Introduction to Inspiration This course is an introduction to the graphic organizing software, Inspiration. This software can assist students in developing critical thinking skills, visualizing ideas, and understanding information that they have read. It is a wonderful organizing tool for visual learners. Learn the basics of Inspiration, explore the Inspiration Web site and other resources, and develop a project for classroom use. Most appropriate for grades 4-12. Date: 10/24/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Lisa Fedele Fee: Model Schools Districts: Free Time: 3:30PM-5:30 PM Others: $ 89 Location: Voorheesville Elementary Room: 215 iPhoto and iTunes – The Dynamic Duo iPhoto and iTunes “interact” seamlessly as you and your students use photos and music in school projects. iPhoto is a fun filled, easy-to-use program designed to organize, edit, retouch, and save digital photos (even scanned images). You can even group your pictures into albums or assign keywords for easy searches. iTunes allows you to build a personal music library of favorite songs, which can be used as backgrounds for iPhoto slide shows. Think of all the possibilities from your favorite family vacation to archiving a school event to presenting a lesson to your class. (Photos & music will be supplied, but you may bring pictures on a laptop, a disk, CD, or camera you’d like to work with). Course is designed for both beginners and intermediate iPhoto/iTunes users. Dates: 1/04/07, 1/11/07 and 1/18/07 Platform: Mac Instructor: Carol LaRow Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM Others: $ 172 Location: Niskayuna, Van Antwerp Middle School Lab Room: Computer Lab 17
    • iPhoto – Refresher Session Need a refresher session for iPhoto (Apple’s photo editing software)? Using it, but have some questions? Took it before, but you forgot some of the features and commands? In the middle of a project and you need help? “iPhoto Refresher” is for you! Bring your questions; bring your pictures; bring your project! Help is here! (This is not a beginning iPhoto session). Date: 2/01/07 Platform: Mac Instructor: Carol LaRow Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM Others: $ 89 Location: Niskayuna, Van Antwerp MS Lab Room: Computer Lab iTunes – Refresher Session Here’s a refresher session for iTunes (Apple’s music managing software). If you’re using iTunes and have questions about integrating it with other iLife applications, accessing the Music Store, or projects you are doing, then this refresher is for you. Get questions answered about creating & organizing albums, using Smart Albums, transferring music to your iPod, creating music CD’s, subscribing to Podcasts, navigating resources at the Music Store, or other questions you might have. (This is not a beginning iTunes session). Date: 2/05/07 Platform: Mac Instructor: Carol LaRow Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM Others: $ 89 Location: Niskayuna, Van Antwerp MS Lab Room: Computer Lab KidPix KidPix is a popular program that can enhance lessons in all content areas. This 8 hour course will reach the basics and give tips for integrating this program into your elementary classroom. The easy to use slideshow feature will be taught. Teachers…bring your curriculum topics and plan to make at least one lesson to apply in your classroom. Time will be allowed to explore the program and create materials in class. You will walk away with many ideas shared by one of our own technology wizards! Date: 10/05/06, 10/12/06, 10/19/06 and 10/26/06 Platform: Mac Instructor: Trish Roeser Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM Others: $ 172 Location: Glendaal Elementary Computer Lab 18
    • Microsoft Access Access is a multi-faceted relational database program that allows users to create a custom environment in which to store, sort, and retrieve data. Learn to design problem-free databases that suit your individualized needs. This course is recommended for intermediate Windows users. Date: 11/16/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM Others: $ 172 Location: NERIC, Training Room 3 Microsoft Excel 2002 (Introduction) This session presents an overview on creating spreadsheet documents for a classroom and educational environment. Topics will include basic spreadsheet operations, entering and manipulating data and formulas and functions. Creating graphs, diagrams, and charts that directly correspond to entered data will also be covered. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Excel. Date: 10/27/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM Others: $ 89 Location: NERIC, Training Room 3 Microsoft Excel 2002 (Intermediate) You know the basics of Excel, now use filters and create graphs from spreadsheets to produce visual representations that appeal to all learning styles. Develop a grade book spreadsheet and use the graph’s data to apply the Learning Standards in the classroom. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Excel. Date: 10/27/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM Others: $ 89 Location: NERIC, Training Room 3 Microsoft FrontPage 2002 FrontPage is a popular Web management and authoring tool. This session will focus on using FrontPage to create instructional Web pages. Some of the topics to be covered include: the FrontPage interface, formatting text, creating hyperlinks, tables, graphics and image maps, frames, importing documents, themes, navigation bars, page banners and uploading your web pages to a server. Participants will leave the session with completed pages on disk. Prerequisite: Experience with basic HTML. Date: 11/17/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM Others: $ 172 Location: NERIC, Training Room 3 19
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 - Introduction Participants will learn to create electronic presentations for meetings and classroom instruction with PowerPoint. Topics covered will include inserting graphics, creating formatted text, animating and creating a professional looking presentation. A variety of ways to use PowerPoint to create effective presentations will be discussed. Date: 10/19/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Beth Cash Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM Others: $ 89 Location: NERIC, Training Room 3 Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 - Intermediate This session is a continuation of introductory level PowerPoint and offers more in-depth work on graphics, inserting sounds, movies, styles, using master slides, creating hyperlinks, action buttons and drawing and combining PowerPoint. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas and materials for presentation development. Date: 10/19/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Beth Cash Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM Others: $ 89 Location: NERIC, Training Room 3 Microsoft Publisher 2003 (Introduction) Create, customize, and publish posters, calendars, flyers, and newsletters for classroom or office use. Even if you have little or no design experience, you can create professional, quality publications easily and quickly. Participants are encouraged to bring materials (including pictures, artwork, and photographs) for project integration. Date: 10/24/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Hilary Delavare Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM Others: $ 89 Location: NERIC, Training Room 1 Microsoft Publisher 2003 (Intermediate) In this session, experienced Publisher users can gain new skills such as editing text frames, inserting bullets, formatting WordArt, moving and rotating graphics, using backgrounds, adding borders, and importing text. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials to incorporate into their projects. Date: 10/24/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Hilary Delavare Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM Others: $ 89 Location: NERIC, Training Room 1 20
    • The Mystery Class and Other Collaborative Projects for Students Seasonal change is all around us. Children see it in the length of a day, in the appearance of a flower, in the flight of a butterfly. Journey North is a free Internet-based program that explores the interrelated aspects of seasonal change. Learn about the different studies your class can participate in under each of these categories: Sunlight and the Seasons, Plants and the Seasons, Seasonal Migrations. The Mystery Class investigation is an 11-week hunt in which students try to find 10 secret "Mystery Classes" hiding around the globe. The changing amount of sunlight at each site is the central clue. Students take an inspiring journey from knowing only sunrise and sunset times, to discovering exact locations of the 10 Mystery Classes. The workshop will introduce you to the Journey North Web site, give you an overview of several of the projects, and assist you in the free registration if you choose to participate. The projects are suitable for second through eighth grade, depending on the project. Date: 11/06/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Gwynne Delong Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:00PM-5:00PM Others: $ 89 Location: Academy of Holy Names Lower and Middle School Lab #1 PowerMedia Plus Those of us who are familiar with online video on demand will not want to miss these sessions of our Technology Series. Katherine Jeeter, the Educational Manager at WMHT, our local PBS affiliate, will share the latest state-of-the-art digital media solution to ignite learning and give students solid connections to core concepts PowerMedia Plus allows you to easily integrate standards-based multimedia into your school and curriculum. Courtesy of PBS, you’ll have access to ALL media types: more than 3,200 videos, 21,000+ core concept clips, 6,000 curriculum-oriented audio files, 5,000 print resources, and an unsurpassed collection of 25,000 photographs, illustrations, and clip are images, as well as a databank of 15,000 quiz questions and 1,000 pre-made quizzes! In addition, podcasts can connect you to dynamic educational media. All grades are welcome! PowerMedia Plus will be presented in 3 sessions: (Sign up for any one or all.) Session 1 – 10/04/2006 - Introduction to media literacy and an overview of features Session 2 – 10/11/2006 - Elementary Resources and Curriculum Session 3 – 11/08/06 - Middle and High School Curriculum connections Dates: 10/04/06, 10/11/06 or 11/08/06 Platform: Instructor: Katherine Jeeter Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM Others: $ 89 per session Location: Scotia Glenville HS - Library Media Center PowerPoint PowerPoint is presentation software that gives you everything you need to produce a professional looking presentation and have fun at the same time! This 8 hour course will show how to create slides that are linked together to produce a visually pleasing and polished presentation. Students who may be reluctant to compose on paper may find this technology tool to be the inspiration they need! Come join the fun and realize the limitless potential of this wonderful software. Date: 10/03/06, 10/17/06, 10/24/06 and 10/31/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Betty Fortna Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM Others: $ 172 Location: Scotia Glenville Middle School Room: 213 21
    • PowerPoint Jeopardy Are you a teacher who likes to teach and review material in a fun and innovative way? Come learn how to use and design your own PowerPoint Jeopardy Game! This session will focus on how to design the game and make a useful game to review or reinforce material with students. Teachers should have a basic knowledge of PowerPoint and come with questions and subject matter in hand to design their own game. Teachers should also bring a flash drive to save their work if possible. This will be a fun and useful training for all! Date: 10/3/06 Platform: PC (Applicable to Mac) Instructor: Lisa Fedele Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM Others: $89 Location: NERIC, Training Room 1 PowerPoint: Who Wants to be a Millionaire? This course is designed for the teacher who is looking for a fun, innovative way to review curriculum with students in a game format. Bring your curriculum materials to help you design a ready-to-use tool for your classroom! Teachers should have a basic knowledge of Powerpoint and bring in a flash drive to bring their presentation back to their classroom. Date: 10/10/06 Platform: PC (applicable to Mac) Instructor: Lisa Fedele Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 9:00PM-12:00PM Others: $ 89 Location: NERIC, Training Room 1 Recipes for Success in the Classroom Learn how this Web-based resource can help you in your classroom. (Part of Tech4 Learning.com) Date: 11/08/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Tracy Standhart Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM Others: $ 89 Location: Woodlawn Elementary, Schenectady Room: Tech Training Center See What’s New With UnitedStreaming Learn what the new and improved UnitedStreaming has to offer and how you can use it in your class. Date: 10/12/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Tracy Standhart Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 2:30PM-4:30PM Others: $ 89 Location: Schenectady High School Room: F27 See What’s New With UnitedStreaming 22
    • Learn what the new and improved UnitedStreaming has to offer and how you can use it in your class. Date: 10/18/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Tracy Standhart Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:00PM-5:00PM Others: $ 89 Location: Woodlawn Elementary, Schenectady Room: Tech Training Center STC Kit and Technology This workshop will emphasize student data collection abilities in the STC science kits and present ways to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum. It will be an opportunity to develop expertise in the area of elementary science and explore technology you and your students can use. Date: 10/12/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Beth Cash Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM Others: $ 89 Location: Cohoes – Abram Lansing School Computer Lab Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 - (Introduction) Online Photoshop Elements 2.0 is the consumer version of Adobe Photoshop, the standard for digital image editing. Elements is a popular and powerful product that allows for image capture, creation and editing on both PC and Mac platforms. The course, emphasizing image creation for the web, has a four-week duration and requires approximately 15 hours of time to complete. Topics covered include: the interface, tools and controls, basic image correction, creating a photo montage, working with layers, photo retouching, adding text to your images, and creating a photo vignette and Web photo gallery. Participants who complete all the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Prerequisite: Must have Internet access, Photoshop Elements 2.0 software or possess the ability to download a 30-day free trial from www.adobe.com. Participants should also have access to a digital camera or digital images for final project completion. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 10/16/06-11/13/06 Platform: Applicable to all Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $150 Location: online Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 - (Intermediate) Online Intermediate Photoshop Elements 2.0 is designed for educators who are already familiar and comfortable with the Photoshop Elements software. Participants must have a good working knowledge of the program. The course, emphasizing in-depth techniques and 23
    • image creation for the web, has a four-week duration and requires approximately 15 hours of time to complete. Topics covered may include: levels, using filters and masks, adjustment layers, drawing tools, animated GIFS, photomerge, and photo repairing and restoration. Participants who complete the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 - Introduction online course suggested. Must have Internet access, Photoshop Elements 2.0 software or possess the ability to download a 30-day free trial from HREF="http://www.adobe.com/" MACROBUTTON HtmlResAnchor www.adobe.com. Participants should also have access to a digital camera or digital images for final project completion. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 11/06/06-12/04/06 Platform: Applicable to all Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $150 Location: online Introduction to Digital Photography – Online Are you interested in taking better pictures with your digital camera, sharing your photos online, or using your digital camera for curriculum integration in the classroom? This fun and instructional online course has a seven-week duration and will require approximately 21 hours of time to complete. The focus will be on: taking better still pictures with a digital camera, using some of your camera’s manual features, basic photo correction, sharing and viewing your photos online, and using digital cameras for curriculum integration in the classroom. If this is your first online session, the course will introduce the user-friendly Blackboard Learning System and its collaborative features. You may even be inspired to create your own online course or unit. Participants who finish all the assignments and the course will receive a certificate of completion for 21 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Be prepared to do a lot of work! Prerequisite: Must have access to a digital still camera and a computer connected to the Internet. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 10/02/06-11/20/06 Platform: Applicable to All Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $ 150 Location: online Introduction to FrontPage 2002 (XP) – Online Microsoft FrontPage is a popular Web authoring and management tool. This online course, emphasizing classroom web creation, has a six-week duration and requires approximately 18 hours of time to complete. Some of the topics to be covered include: the FrontPage interface, formatting text, creating hyperlinks, tables, graphics and image maps, frames, importing documents, themes, navigation bars, page banners and publishing your web pages to a server. Participants will be given temporary web space on a FrontPage Web Server to complete the course. Participants who complete all the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 18 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Prerequisite: Participants must have Microsoft FrontPage 2002 (XP) software. (The course is not written for other versions of FrontPage), and good Windows file management skills. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 10/09/06-11/20/06 Platform: PC Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $ 150 Location: online Introduction to Inspiration 7 – Online 24
    • The software Inspiration is a graphic organizer that can assist students in developing critical thinking skills, visualizing ideas, and understanding information that they have read. Learn the basics of Inspiration, explore the Inspiration website, and develop an understanding of how you can utilize this software to enhance student learning in your classroom. You will create an Inspiration document/project to use in your classroom. The course will run for four weeks and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. The program is most appropriate for grades 3 -12. This course will introduce the user-friendly Blackboard Learning System and its collaborative features. Participants who finish the assignments and the course will receive a certificate of completion for 6 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Prerequisite: must have access to the Internet, Inspiration software, or the ability to download free trial from the Inspiration site. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 10/24/06-11/28/06 Platform: Applicable to All Instructor: Lisa Fedele Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $ 55 Location: online Introduction to Kidspiration – Online The software Kidspiration is a graphic organizer that can assist students in pre-writing activities, making the connection between the spoken word and the written word, and organizing information. Learn the basics of Kidspiration, explore the Inspiration website, and develop an understanding of how you can utilize this software to enhance student learning in your classroom. You will create a Kidspiration document/project to use in your classroom. The course will run for four weeks and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. The program is most appropriate for grades K-3. If this is your first online session, you will be introduced to the user-friendly Blackboard Learning System and its collaborative features. Participants who finish the assignments and the course will receive a certificate of completion for 6 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 11/14/06-12/19/06 Platform: Applicable to All Instructor: Lisa Fedele Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $ 55 Location: online Make it Easy with MS Publisher! Microsoft Publisher is an easy-to-use program for desktop publishing. You can make flyers, brochures, certificates, cards, posters, business cards, signs, and much more! In this course, you will learn how to put together professional-looking publications easily and quickly. You can add clipart or your own pictures, and you will learn how to format them for your publications. There are so many uses for MS Publisher in a classroom setting. You can create customized signs and posters for your classroom worksheets, or templates for your students to work from. You will get some great ideas for how your students can make the most of this program as well. You will even learn how to make T- shirt iron-ons using Publisher. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 9 hours of participation. Prerequisites: You must have Microsoft Publisher 2000 or newer and Internet access. Familiarity with Word or other MS Office applications is helpful but not required. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 11/06/06-12/04/06 Platform: Applicable to All Instructor: Hilary Delavare Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $ 80 Location: online 25
    • Palm Guru – Be the First In Your School! Do you want to know more about integrating Palm handheld computers into your curriculum? Sign up for this online course and soon you will be designing a lesson plan that utilizes the instructional potential of these devices. Whether you have access to a set of handheld computers, or you simply want to find out more about this useful educational tool, this course will leave you with some great ideas. An added bonus – every participant will have access to all of the lesson plans the class creates! Do not hesitate to sign up if you are a beginning Palm OS user, as we will cover the basics in this course, too. Participants who finish the assignments and the course will receive a certificate of completion for 9 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Prerequisites: You must have access to a Palm OS handheld computer and Internet access. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 10/30/06-11/27/06 Platform: Palm OS Instructor: Hilary Delavare Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $ 80 Location: online Security Awareness – Online In order for information security to be effective, everyone in an organization needs to be involved. This four-week course is designed to heighten awareness about information security and intended for people who have computer and information security responsibilities. Participants will explore the basic principles of this topic by investigating current “best practices” through meaningful, team-based authentic activities. In addition to the online component, an “in person” session will be held on 11/02/06 in Training Room 3, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the NERIC. Participants who complete the online activities and also attend the 11/02/06 session, will receive a 12-hour certificate of completion. Registrants will be notified by e-mail with course access information. Objectives After completing this course, the participants will be able to: • Recognize typical information security concerns; • Identify a core set of terms and concepts used in information security for the protection of information and computer systems; • Apply appropriate responses to typical information security situations; • Categorize information based upon the confidentiality, integrity, availability requirements; • Identify and distinguish between types of information security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks; • Participate in the development or modification of the organization’s information security program plans and requirements; • Understand the various components of an effective information security program and relate them to the organization’s business process requirements. Dates: 10/16/06 – 11/12/06 and Platform: Applicable to All 11//02/06, 8:30AM-12:30PM Fee: Blackboard subscribers - Free Instructor: Ira Goldstein Others: $ 80 Time: online Location: online and NERIC, 11/2/06, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Training Room 3 Spreadsheets for Educators (Excel 2002) 26
    • This online course introduces educators to the intermediate features of Excel 2002. The focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered will include: using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, enhanced gradebooks, conditional formatting, lookup tables, graphing data, importing and filtering data, working with live Web-based data, lists and PivotTables. Participants who complete all the assignments will receive a 15 hour completion certificate. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Prerequisites: Must have Internet access and Excel 2002 software. Prior knowledge of Excel is strongly recommended. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 11/13/06 – 12/18/06 Platform: Applicable to All Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $ 150 Location: online What's New in Children's and Young Adult Literature - Online This course is designed for teachers who wish to update and enhance their knowledge of children's and/or young adult literature. The course will begin on January 22 and end on March 11. Over the 7 week duration, each class member will submit a self-introduction and write a response to an on-line article. Class members will also be required to read from 5 to 19 recent children's or young adult books which may include picture books, middle grade books or longer fiction/nonfiction titles published since 2002. Web-based links to recommended titles will be provided, but the actual selections will be up to individual participants. Class members will submit a brief book review for each title read citing curriculum/standards connections and suggestions for classroom use. The facilitators will post student reviews on the Internet offering a readily available database of titles and ideas. The course is accessed through the user-friendly Blackboard Learning System and its collaborative features. Participants who complete all the requirements will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Prerequisites: Must be able to obtain (borrow or purchase) the literature you use for this course. Have access to a computer with Internet, E- mail, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Word or AppleWorks. Minimal ability to use word processing software required. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 1/22/07 - 3/11/07 Platform: Applicable to All Instructors: Cheryl Cufari and Beth Disque Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $ 150 Location: online The Wiki Primer Wikis are free, online Web sites that are used for collaborative authoring. This four-week overview emphasizes using wikis in the classroom and for remote document authoring. Participants will utilize a “closed wiki” for the duration of the course, and complete some of the exercises as part of a work group. Topics covered will include: exploring popular wikis, markup language, formatting and document design, linking, wiki etiquette and miscellaneous system functions. In keeping with the open nature of wikis, the style and some content of the wiki will be determined by the class. Participants who complete all of the assessments, exercises and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 9 hours. Prerequisites: Must have Internet access and an email account. Note: Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Blackboard e-Learning Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course. Dates: 11/13/06 – 12/18/06 Platform: Applicable to All Instructor: Steve Janover Fee: Blackboard subscribers – Free Time: online Others: $ 80 Location: online Northeastern Regional Information Center 1031 Watervliet Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205 27
    • Model Schools Registration Form 1. Send form by FAX (518-862-5411), or mail to: Capital Region BOCES – NERIC, 1031 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany, New York 12205 Attention Janice Hauck, or email to Janice Hauck (jhauck@gw.neric.org) 2. Forms must arrive at least 10 business days before the start date of the course. Use one form per individual. 3. Please include COMPLETE home information. 4. Please include District/Division and Building/Program information. ( Division: SSS Program: Risk Management) 5. Confirmation will be given via email, but you should keep a copy for yourself. 6. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND A CLASS, PLEASE CALL TO CANCEL – THERE MAY BE SOMEONE ON THE WAITING LIST!!!! Name: _________________________________________ District/Division: ___________________ Building/Program: ____________________ Work Phone: ___________________________ Fax: ____________________ Grade Level/subject taught: _______________________________ Email Address: ____________________________________________________ Home Address: ____________________________________________________ Home Phone: _______________________________ Home City, State, Zip: _______________________________________________________________________ Name of Session Location Fee Date(s)/Time of Session (if not a Model Schools District) _____________________________________ ______________________ _________ ____________________________ _____________________________________ ______________________ _________ ____________________________ _____________________________________ _______________________ _________ ____________________________ 7. Payment Options: Check one □ Model Schools District – no payment necessary. □ EASE Certificate: Division: _______________________________ Certificate # ____________________ □ (Not a Model Schools District) Check enclosed if not a Capital Region BOCES Model Schools District (district check preferred) I authorize NERIC to bill the School District named above for this training workshop because our district does not participate in the Model Schools Service. Signed ________________________________________________ Title ____________________________________ Authorized Signature – Superintendent/Business Manager (required ONLY for non-members) 28