Instructional Technology

MANAGER

Mary Lynn Collins-Callanan
mcollins@lhric.org
T: (914) 922-3405

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Virtual/ Online event

    Provided by NYSCATE: Respons-Able Educator Certification

    Winter New York Educator Cohort . The program is asynchronous self-paced online learning in combination with two (2) synchronous online cohort gatherings. The Respons-Able Educator Certification (REC) is a whole new way to help teachers embed and implement digital citizenship elements in their classroom. Based on tens of thousands of hours teaching digital citizenship to students, this professional learning helps teachers build skills in not only their students, but themselves. The REC program addresses digital citizenship holistically, covering topics such as media literacy, communication, the digital economy and more. It has downloadables, lesson plans, videos and other guides that teachers can use long after they finish the program. With 10 self-study asynchronous modules, teachers who complete REC can earn be school digital leaders, changing the culture and education around digital citizenship. 15 CTLE credits available from completing this course

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    Nurturing Academic Integrity in the Age of AI (Online, Self Paced)

    AI technology has brought forth transformative possibilities for teaching and learning. However, along with its benefits, AI also presents new challenges in maintaining academic integrity. This workshop is designed to equip educators with the ability to integrate AI strategies and tools while nurturing the fundamentals of authenticity, ethics, and originality.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on March 25, 2024, and participants have until June 15 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

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

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    Vendor Spotlight: Skill Struck

    Join us for an overview of the latest and greatest with Skill Struck! We will walk through updates to the Skill Struck platform including new AI tools and resources, an overview of our Computer Science resources, and more. Towards the end of the session, all participants can create their own demo account and explore Skill Struck's in-depth resources. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Drive Student Engagement & Achievement with Defined Learning

    Learn how Defined Learning helps teachers engage students in hands-on career-connected learning opportunities excite students about the future and empower them to build the future-ready skills they need to succeed.

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  • online

    [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Reflect and Collaborate] Collegial Circle for Library Media Specialists

    Join us for a guided opportunity for library media specialists to collaborate with colleagues from other districts on the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency Standards, digital citizenship, online sourcing and plagiarism. Registered participants will receive Zoom link prior to session start.

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Learning First, Technology Second 23-24] Meetup # 6

    We are a professional community of leaders and learners representing districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. We are driven by instructional excellence, inspired by technology, and committed to collaborative practices.
    Meetup Format:

    • Welcome/Intro
    • Warmup/Scenario Challenge
    • Open Share: Best Practices and Success Stories
    • Featured Topic/Presentation
    • Q and A/ Open Discussion
    • Resource Sharing and Closing
      Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Vendor Spotlight: Edpuzzle

    Edpuzzle is a teaching tool used to place interactive content into pre-existing videos from a variety of sources, such as TED or YouTube, or into videos you have made. Join Edpuzzle for an update of new features that include: Playlist Edpuzzle Originals for all Content areas SEL Resources - Casel aligned Teacher Assist ADA Compliance Audio Responses Screen Recorder Tool Registrants will receive a Zoom link a day prior to the session.

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  • Ai Literacy Day

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Reflect and Collaborate]

    Join us for a guided opportunity for elementary technology leaders to collaborate with colleagues from other districts on the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency Standards, digital citizenship, and supporting classroom practices in technology. Registered participants will receive Zoom link prior to session start.

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Building Foundational Skills for the Elementary Digital Learner (Hybrid)

    [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] Building Foundational Skills for the Elementary Digital Learner (Hybrid) This workshop is designed to provide elementary classroom teachers with an opportunity to develop strategies for teaching digital literacy foundational skills that are developmentally appropriate for their specific grade levels. The workshop will focus on integrating technology into daily classroom instruction to enhance student learning. The course will cover topics such as basic digital skills, digital citizenship and using digital tools for research, expression, practice and application. The workshop will meet twice virtually and the remainder of the requirements will be online. This course consists of two virtual meetings (April 25 from 3-4 and May 30th from 3-4), supplemented by four hours of online coursework. The online course will be open from April 29-May 29th.

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  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

    Empowering Whole Child Development: LHRIC welcomes Kinems @ Lunch & Learn event

    Join us for an engaging Lunch & Learn event as we delve into the transformative power of Kinems learning gaming platform and its ability to revolutionize the learning experience through innovative technology and tailored educational activities. Discover how Kinems utilizes cutting-edge AI technology to provide immersive personalized learning experiences that cater to the diverse needs of every student. By incorporating movement-based educational activities, Kinems promotes holistic child development. We'll explore in action the significance of real-time analytics for progress monitoring and collaboration among educators, clinicians, and parents. Learn how Kinems seamlessly facilitates the implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), ensuring equitable access to education for all students. Don't miss this opportunity to empower whole child development with Kinems!

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Learning in the Age of AI: Apply To Practice] Empowering Educators to Use AI as a TA (Online, Self Paced)

    Welcome to the future of education! In today's rapidly evolving world, technology has become an indispensable tool in the classroom, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is leading the charge in transforming the way we teach and learn. If you're eager to stay ahead of the curve, this course is tailor-made for you. Join us and discover how to harness the power of AI as a teacher assistant and a timesaver. You'll not only learn the practical aspects of using AI tools but will also gain insights into the ethical considerations and responsible use of AI in education. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on May 6, 2024, and participants have until May 10, 2024 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take to enroll.

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Software Spotlight: IXL

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

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Kami 101

    This is a Kami 101 course as well as a fantastic refresher course, if you are already familiar with Kami. Kami is a program that provides editable and designable PDFs. Our vendor spotlight will take you on a journey of learning beyond just using Kami for editing and annotating. From the tools, to ways you can use Kami for accessibility, this session will provide new and innovative features that will ignite your classroom. Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting invite prior to the session. This webinar will cover: How to facilitate and share a collaborative activity with your students How to upload a file into Kami via Drive, OneDrive and your Computer Annotation Bank & Annotation Summary How to "Spotlight" students annotations How to recognize who is collaborating in your document Google Classroom Integration Split and Merge Kami Grade by Page feature (exclusive to Google Classroom) Feature Controls (For collaborative copies and individual copies) Accessibility features (Comments, Read Aloud, Text Box) Add Media Tool (YouTube, Google Image Search) Kami Library Website Shortcuts (kami.app / kami.new) Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    BrainPOP Refresh!- Software Spotligh

    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. Its topics span Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Health, and Arts & Music. In this webinar we will look into the breadth of activities including: Make-a-Map, a concept mapping tool; , Creative Coding, Make-A-Movie, incorporate gaming into instruction, and provide feedback on learning artifacts. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

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  • 450 Mamaroneck Avenue Harrison, NY 10528

    Digital Citizenship: Developing Digital Leaders Using Common Sense Education

    This session is designed to help educators build a unique classroom culture that promotes the positive use of technology. We will explore simple strategies that address digital literacy and the social and emotional impacts of technology. You will also be provided with valuable resources to support both family and community members.

    During this session, you will:

    *Complete a comprehensive hands-on tour of the Common Sense Media Education© portfolio.

    *Map out a detailed path to digital literacy for your classroom.

    *Begin your journey to become a Common Sense Educator.

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