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

    Supporting Students with Unique Abilities: An Introduction Course (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    In this course we will help teachers support students who have unique abilities by leveling the playing field and leveraging technology so that students can learn independently.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose

    • Objective 1: To learn strategies that support students with unique learning abilities.
    • Objective 2: To learn tools that will provide all students with equal access to knowledge.

      NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

      This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    CS & DF Cybersecurity (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Cybersecurity. This course will explore the three subconcept areas within Cybersecurity. These are:

    • Risks
    • Safeguards
    • Response

      Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

      This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
      Course Purpose
    • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Cybersecurity.
    • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

      NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

      This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Computer Science and Digital Fluency in the Art Class (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    In this course we will review the basics of Computer Science and Digital Fluency in the arts. This in-depth course will explore creative, fun, project-based art projects and concepts that integrate technology and STEAM learning. We'll explore a range of emerging and classic tools and media that teach the fundamentals and are cost-effective. We will cover incorporating the principles of Computer Science, Digital Fluency, and the arts along with how to engage students with creative projects, and then sharing ways to elevate the learning to the next level by adding elements such as collaboration, connection, and community.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose

    • Objective 1: To learn what the Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards are and how they can be used in the art classroom.
    • Objective 2: To learn how to integrate CS & DF into projects for use in any classroom environment.

      NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

      This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Computer Science and Digital Fluency in the Math Class (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    In this course, we will review the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards and how these standards can look in your math class from Kindergarten to 12th grade. We will explore all 5 concept areas as well as the subconcept areas. Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose

    • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards.
    • Objective 2: To learn how to implement these standards into your Math curriculum.

      NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

      This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    CS & DF Impacts of Computing (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    In this course we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Impacts of Computing. This course will explore the 4 subconcepts within Impacts of Computing. These are:

    • Society
    • Ethics
    • Accessibility
    • Career Paths

      Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

      This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
      Course Purpose
    • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Impacts of Computing.
    • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

      NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

      This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    CS & DF Computational Thinking (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Computational Thinking. This course will explore the four subconcepts within Computational Thinking. These are:

    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Data Analysis and Visualization
    • Abstraction and Decomposition
    • Algorithms and Programming

      Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

      This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
      Course Purpose
    • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Computational Thinking.
    • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

      NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

      This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    How language Impacts Learning for ELL/ML Learners (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    The focus of this course is to provide educators with the understanding on how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs.
    Course Purpose

    • Objective 1: Participants will understand key research and concepts that support instruction of ELLs, such as Comprehensible Input, Scaffolded Supports and Home Language Supports.
    • Objective 2: Participants will identify key strategies to support ELLs in Content Area classes.
    • Objective 3: Participants will have understanding of ways to increase student engagement and connections, thereby develop stronger relationships with ELLs online.

      NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

      This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] CS & DF in Grades 4-6 (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Welcome to a dynamic course designed for educators navigating the New York State Education Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards within Grades 4-6 classrooms. Throughout this engaging program, participants will delve into a comprehensive exploration of these standards, guided by meticulous reviews and interactive activities. By the course's culmination, educators will be empowered to seamlessly infuse these standards into their classroom practices, nurturing digital literacy and computational thinking skills among their students. This course transcends conventional approaches by emphasizing the integration of these standards as fundamental elements across all grade levels and disciplines. Through collaborative exploration and hands-on application, educators will uncover innovative strategies to seamlessly embed these standards into their curriculum, fostering a cohesive and enriching learning environment for students as they progress through their academic journey.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] CS & DF in Grades K-1 (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Join us in this course designed to delve into the New York State Education Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards specifically tailored for Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms. Throughout the program, participants will meticulously examine these standards, gaining a comprehensive understanding through a thorough review and analysis of various activities. By the course's conclusion, educators will emerge equipped and empowered to seamlessly integrate these standards into their classroom environments. This course transcends the notion of isolated standards, emphasizing their integration as a fundamental component across all grade levels and subjects. Through exploration and discussion, educators will uncover practical strategies to incorporate these standards into their already bustling curriculum schedules, ensuring a seamless integration that enhances student learning and digital literacy.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

     

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] CS & DF in Physical Education (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Join us for a comprehensive exploration of the New York State Education Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards within the context of Physical Education classes. This course is designed to empower educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively integrate these standards into their teaching practices. Through a meticulous review of the standards and hands-on exploration of various activities, participants will gain the confidence to seamlessly implement these standards in their classrooms. This course emphasizes the importance of integrating these standards across all grade levels and subject areas, recognizing their relevance in preparing students for success in a digitally-driven world. By the course's conclusion, educators will be equipped with practical strategies to incorporate these standards into their already busy schedules, ensuring a holistic approach to student development. Join us on this journey to enhance digital fluency in Physical Education classrooms.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] CS & DF in Grades 2-3 (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    State Education Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards in Grades 2-3 classrooms. Participants will embark on an in-depth exploration of these standards, guided by comprehensive reviews and engaging activities. By the course's conclusion, educators will be empowered to seamlessly integrate these standards into their classroom practices, fostering digital literacy and computational thinking skills among their students. This course transcends the traditional notion of standalone standards, emphasizing their integration as a cornerstone across all grade levels and subjects. Through collaborative exploration and practical application, educators will discover innovative strategies to seamlessly infuse these standards into their curriculum, ensuring a cohesive and enriching learning experience for their students.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] C S & D F in the Science Class (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    In this course we will explore applications of the New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards (NYSCSDF) as they reinforce and support New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS), a series of performance expectations that define what students should understand and be able to do as a result of their study of science.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose

    • Objective 1: To learn to apply the New York State Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards (NYSCSDF) in science to support student learning as guided by the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS).
    • Objective 2: To build lessons and project activities that apply the NYSCSDF to enhance student learning in the science classroom..

      NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

      This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Supporting ELL/MLL Learners (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    During this online course, learners will explore challenges and strategies to foster ELLs' access to content in learning environments such as virtual or hybrid environments. This course will be open from October 2,2023 to December 15,2023 and is worth 5 CTLE Hours.

    Course Purpose
    Participants will delve deeper into key strategies highlighted in previous modules.
    Participants will observe strategies modeled in the classroom and reflect on their implementation.

    Modules
    Module 1: Introduction
    Module #2: Key Strategies
    Module #3: Focus on Scaffolds
    Module #4: Example of Multi-Language Classroom
    Module #5: Final Course Assignment
    Resources for Continued Learning
    Final Module: Get Your Digital Badge and Certificate



    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Computer Science and Digital Fluency in the ELA Class (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] Computer Science and Digital Fluency in the ELA Class (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards. This course will explore how these standards can look in your ELA class from K-12. We will explore all 5 concept areas as well as the sub concept areas. Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose

    • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards.
    • Objective 2: To learn how to implement these standards into your ELA curriculum.

      NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on July 1, and participants have until August 31, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

      This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Wednesdays with confirmation of registration.

    Register Here

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  • Esports with Elite Gaming Live

    Are you interested in bringing esports to your district? Join us to hear what EGL has to offer.

    Zoom connection information will be provided prior to the session.

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  • Virtual/ Online event (Schoology)

    [Learning in the Age of AI: Apply To Practice] Differentiate Instruction with AI

    Tailoring instruction to meet diverse learners in a classroom is challenging and time consuming but can yield results for students that are life altering and empowering. Finding the right mix of tools, strategies and resources will help teachers attain the goal of meeting the needs of all students in the classroom. Technology and Artificial Intelligence have done much to assist in this somewhat daunting task. In this course, participants will explore data-gathering tools to assess students' entry points to learning, explore instructional models and technology tools that foster differentiated instruction, and dive into AI tools that facilitate differentiation that help make the process much easier to accomplish.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on July 8, 2024, and participants have until July 22, 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.

    Register Here


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  • Virtual/ Online event

    Bringing CS/DF Standards to Life: Exploring Scenarios for Classroom Success

    Join this webinar designed specifically for educators seeking to deepen their understanding of Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards. Our session will focus on exploring scenarios that bring these standards to life, making them more relatable and accessible in your day-to-day interactions with students. Drawing from real-life experiences in the classroom, we'll also address common uncertainties surrounding the standards. This opportunity provides practical insights and strategies for incorporating CS/DF standards into your curriculum in a meaningful and engaging way.
    Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

    Register Here

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  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

    Unlock the Power of Canva for Engaging Classroom Experiences!

    Join us for an in-person, immersive full-day workshop designed to equip educators with the skills to harness the full potential of Canva for Education.
    This comprehensive training will cover:
    -Mastering Canva's intuitive interface and tools for creating visually stunning educational content.
    -Exploring advanced features like AI text summarizers, background removers, and content planners to streamline your workflow.
    -Hands-on activities to create infographics, presentations, and lesson plans tailored to your subject area.
    -Collaborative mini project to integrate Canva's capabilities creatively for maximum student engagement.

    Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your teaching materials and captivate your students with Canva's cutting-edge tools.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    AI in the Classroom: Enhancing Digital Fluency Skills

    Participants will explore how AI technologies can be effectively utilized to enhance digital fluency skills among students. Educators walk away with an overview of practical strategies to incorporate AI tools to easily implement digital learning while fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity in their classrooms, preparing students to be life-long learners in a technology-driven world.

    Register Here

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  • Virtual/ Online event

    AI Adventures: An Elementary Educator's Expedition

    Join us this summer for "AI Adventures," a week-long workshop designed specifically for elementary educators interested in integrating AI into their classrooms. You will learn to create AI-enhanced lesson plans, develop detailed rubrics, and engage in activities that enhance student interaction. The program includes a mix of self-paced asynchronous activities and three live one-hour sessions for real-time support and peer discussions. Key Takeaways: Craft captivating AI-enhanced lesson plans and activities. Develop comprehensive rubrics for AI-driven projects. Master the art of effective AI prompting. Experience a dynamic blend of self-paced and collaborative learning. This professional development opportunity will equip you with the skills to incorporate AI into your teaching and inspire creativity in your classroom. Join us and prepare to lead your students into the future of education! Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to sessions

    Register Here


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