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 / Live Interactive Webinar

    Frax and Reflex from Explore Learning

    Explore Learning offers an array of math enrichment and math fluency solutions for elementary students within two programs: Frax and Reflex. Frax starts from a place where children have no prior knowledge of fractions, integrates storyboards and various virtual manipulatives for the "mission", where students help the crew complete fraction problems. We will walk through the program and dive into assessment tools, program set up and integration. Reflex focuses on math fluency, starting at grade 2 and targets students' various learning. We will consider how these programs improve and target student learning during this critical time of their development.

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    Registered participants will receive Zoom invite by email prior to session start

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Series: Lumio by Smart

    Do you love SmartNotebook? Join me to discover the online version, Lumio, that delivers engaging lessons - no matter where your learners are. Lumio is the digital learning tool for transforming lessons into active, collaborative learning experiences that engage students on their own devices.

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    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

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  • Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, NY

    TLI: TECH Expo 2022

    TECH EXPO is the annual capstone event for TLI. It highlights the contributions of regional teachers and administrators, and provides ample opportunities for networking with peers, experts and vendors. This massively popular event has grown steadily in attendance over the years, and recently we’ve had some fun with conference themes. Stay tuned for this year’s theme!

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    KEYNOTE: DAVE BURGESS

    Dave Burgess is the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like A PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He is a highly sought after professional development speaker well known for his creative, entertaining, and outrageously energetic style. His
    workshops, seminars, and keynotes not only motivate and inspire teachers, but also help them to develop practical ways to become more creative and engaging in the classroom. Dave empowers teachers to embrace the mighty purpose of being an educator and sparks them to design classes that are life-changing experiences for students.

    As a teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego, he was the 2001 and 2012 Golden Apple recipient and the 2007/2008 Teacher of the Year. He was voted a faculty standout for seventeen consecutive years in categories such as: Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. At a ceremony in Washington D.C., the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences awarded him the 2014 BAMMY for Secondary School Teacher of the Year.

    He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Esports-Beyond the Game Panel Discussion Series: Inclusion

    Please join us for a virtual panel discussion where collegiate and esports professionals will share how they achieve equity and inclusivity in esports.

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    Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the start of the workshop.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Breakout EDU: Digital

    You have probably heard the buzz about Breakout EDU. But have you experienced a Digital Breakout? In some ways, this form of breakout is more conducive to the "average” school room. No classroom set-up is required, students work in collaborative teams on a shared device, and there are no issues with those pesky locks! In this webinar, participants will experience a digital breakout and be informed of the steps that it takes to create one. If you are "game,” you can then sign up for a 6-hour online course where you will learn how to build your own and can get individual attention from the instructor to make it happen. Yes, there are some "canned” breakouts online, but if you want one that is customized to your class and discipline, you will gain much in creating your own. They may take some time and thought to create, but once you have done the legwork, they can be used over and over with students. They provide the same engaged learning experiences for students that traditional Breakouts involve - critical thinking, teamwork and complex problem solving.

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    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Workshop

    [Learning First, Technology Second PLC] Meetup 6: 2022 Retrospective

    Calling all instructional technology integration specialists! You spend the year supporting everyone else's needs; become part of a community specifically designed to support your needs as a professional developer and instructional technology expert.

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