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

    Sketchnoting in the Classroom-An Introduction (Online, Self Paced)

    You don't have to be an artist to sketchnote! Teach students how to doodle their way to building a visual connection from their existing background knowledge to the new material through sketchnoting. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on February 6, and participants have until February 17, 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 in order to enroll.

    Register Here

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  • Software Spotlight: Breakout EDU: Updates!

    Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform that brings the excitement of "escape rooms" into the classroom through physical and digital games. Breakout EDU challenges students to work together to solve puzzles and open the physical or digital locks. Breakout EDU consists of an online platform and physical breakout kits. The web-based platform contains over 800+ kits and over 800+ digital games for every subject and new games are added each month. If you have a subscription and would benefit from a fresh look, this session will give you a tour of all of the new updates! Registered participants will receive the Zoom invite prior to session start

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  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

    BenQ Interactive Display-Train the Trainer

    Please join us and our local BenQ representative for this full day session. You will learn the ins and outs of your BenQ board and how to use it in the classroom.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    BenQ Interactive Display-Train the Trainer

    Please join us and our local BenQ representative for this full day session. You will learn the ins and outs of your BenQ board and how to use it in the classroom.

    Register Here

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  • [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Meetup # 3 (Virtual)

    Third virtual meetup for the L1,T2 Cohort for 2022-23.

    REGISTER IN MLP >

    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

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  • Virtual / Live Vendor Webinar

    Apple Meet the Engineer Session

    Join us to experience a day in the life of students as they harness the power of iPad and MacOS. More than ever, teachers are using Apple devices to create interactive and engaging learning experiences, no matter where students are learning. Hear about new features that help students and teachers be even more productive and creative. Whether your district is 1-1, or has sets of iPads/Macs, you will come away with ideas and resources from the session hosts and fellow participants.

    REGISTER IN MLP >

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Presented by BrainPOP: Preparing the Next Generation of Scientific Thinkers in an Inquiry-Based Classroom

    Science education has evolved far beyond asking students to memorize facts or follow steps to complete a cookie-cutter experiment. Preparing the next generation of scientific thinkers and doers hinges on equipping them with transferable skills like asking essential questions, analyzing data, challenging assumptions, and reasoning analytically. It all starts with nurturing their curiosity!

    Join this conversation with product creators and education leaders from BrainPOP, PhET Interactive Simulations, Tuva, and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. They will share unique insights on the evolution of science education and discuss strategies to empower educators to confidently embrace new approaches to teaching and learning. Attend this edLeader Panel to explore how to:

    • Nurture a culture of learning anchored in student-driven inquiry
    • Build measurable, transferable scientific-thinking skills and practices
    • Expand science teachers’ capacity to teach complex science and engineering practices

    This edLeader Panel will be of interest to middle school teachers, school and district leaders, education technology leaders, technology integration specialists, and science-focused educators and administrators. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Differentiation Through Choice (Online, Self-Paced))

    According to Dr. Catlin Tucker, "student agency, or a students' ability to make key decisions about their learning experience, is an essential aspect of blended learning.” Choice boards and "playlists” are simply digital documents that outline specific resources and tasks, but they are also strategies for blended learning when we combine active, engaged learning online with active, engaged learning offline. This session will unpack some essentials of creating choice boards and playlists richly enhanced by digital technology tools. PD Your Way NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on February 13, and participants have until February 26 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 in order to enroll.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Software Spotlight: Book Creator

    This product harnesses the creativity of teachers and students to accomplish exactly what it calls itself: to create books. Book creator's digital book-making platform includes various themes and templates, drawing, addition of media, and shareable options for collaboration across multiple creators. This 45- minute session is a walk-through of the product, features, and examples of how others are using the tool. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Software Spotlight: Explore Learning- Gizmos

    Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into daily classroom routines. All participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Provided by NYSCATE: Winter Virtual Meet-Up

    The Long Island Region is sponsoring a NYSCATE Winter Virtual Meet-up on Wednesday, February 16 at 7 PM. Former librarian Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that works with educators, parents and students to teach digital citizenship. Her company provides training to tens of thousands of students, parents, and educators across her state of Utah and beyond. She is the author of five academic titles, including a 2021 Outstanding Reference Source List from the American Library Association. The even is being sponsored by Wakelet, registration is required. Registrants will receive a zoom link before the event. For more information or to register: https://nyscate.configio.com/pd/968/long-island-feb-2022-meetup

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  • Online/ Virtual event

    Provided by NYSCATE: Harris Education Solutions webinar: Castle Learning - Analyze, Review, and Master Grades 3-8 Content

    Free to participants, preregistration required. For more information or to register: https://www.nyscate.org/page/harris-webinar

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  • Virtual/ Live Interactive Webinar

    Provided by Seesaw: Getting Computer Science Integrated

    About This Webinar

    Computer science skills are required in our digital age, but where, when, and how do teachers teach them? Learn how to seamlessly integrate computer science content into your classroom today!

    A follow-up email will be sent to your school or district contact 24-48 hours after your session. This email will contain the training recording, a link to presentation slides, and a certificate of completion.

    When: Mon, Feb 20, 2023 · 4:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Duration: 1 hour
    Language: English
    Who can attend? Anyone with the event link can attend
    Dial-in available? (listen only): No
     
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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Sketchnoting-Beyond the Basics (Online, Self Paced)

    Are you ready to take your and your students' sketchnoting to the next level? This online course will explore more on building your visual library, active sketchnoting techniques and refining your sketchnotes! NOTE: Pre-requisite: Sketchnoting in the Classroom - An Introduction. This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on February 21, and participants have until March 3, 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 in order to enroll.

    Register Here

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  • Software Spotlight: BrainPop!

    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.

    Register Here

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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. Participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the webinar date.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Provided by NYSCATE: Carl Hooker Book Study Begins!

    Join NYSCATE and Author Carl Hooker as we take a deep dive into his new book Ready, Set, Fail! For more information or to register: https://www.nyscate.org/page/carl-hooker-book-study
     
     
     
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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Software Spotlight: Edpuzzle - Getting Started

    Ready to boost learning and engagement with Edpuzzle? In this hands-on session, teachers will learn all about our newest features, diving into how to create engaging video lessons, embed assessment questions, and navigate easy to read data in Edpuzzle. This powerful platform is a must have for your EdTech toolkit! We will be joined by a customer representative from Edpuzzle. Participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the webinar.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Provided by NYSCATE: WeVideo webinar: Benefits of Implementing Multimedia Creation and Video Editing in the K-12 Classroom

    WeVideo Webinar. Free to participants, preregistration required. For more information or to register: https://www.nyscate.org/page/wevideo-webinar

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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. Participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the webinar date.

    Register Here

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