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 Self-paced Workshop

    Mastering Nearpod (ONLINE)

    Nearpod is a great way to keep your students engaged with different types of activities within your lesson. In this online course, you will go on a journey through Nearpod that culminates in creating a usable lesson for your classroom. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on Novemeber 29, and participants have until December 10 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System.

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    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.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Canva for Education

    Canva for education provides teachers with ready made templates for presentations, lesson plans, worksheets and many more! You don't have to be a graphic designer to create engaging materials to use in your classroom.

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

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Introduction to Digital Breakouts (Webinar)

    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 Webinar

    App Smash!

    App Smashing is a term coined by former history teacher and current edtech guru, Greg Kulowiec. It is the process of using multiple apps to create projects or complete tasks. Think Edpuzzle + Explain Everything + Kahoot. Your Facilitators will come with examples. Please note, this course is interactive and potluck style. You bring your favorite app you use with your students. Together we will smash it with other apps brought to the session.

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    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email.

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  • Virtual Self-paced Workshop

    Differentiation Through Choice (ONLINE)

    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 December 6, and participants have until December 17 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System.

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    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.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Series: Newsela

    Newsela offers non fiction articles on current events to myths and legends. Adjustable Lexile levels are available for every text (and quiz). Assessment features offer a flexible way for students to demonstrate what they've learned, to practice their close reading skills, and to use their writing to analyze and discuss what they've read.

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

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Why Start an Esports Program

    Have you been curious about what it takes to start and maintain a district esports program or club? You may need help in navigating all the possible considerations: from soliciting interest and recruiting students, to selecting appropriate games, to ensuring a supportive technical and facility infrastructure. There are many moving parts, whether you are interested in a middle school club or a competitive high school program. Join us for an information session on how to get started.

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

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Teaching with Your Ben Q Board

    If you have found yourself living with a with a new Ben Q interactive display in your classroom or building, you're not alone! This line of "smart" boards have become very popular in our region, and if you're self taught but need more direct instruction, please join us as we step through the fundamentals from our Ben Q display.

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    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email.

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  • Virtual Self-paced Workshop

    Break Into Breakouts, the Digital Way (PD Your Way)

    In this 6-hour online class, participants will learn how to create a digital breakout "from scratch," using Google tools. Each individual skill will be modeled and taught and then participants will have the opportunity to create their own digital breakout based on their discipline, instructional goals, and grade level. Guidance will be provided all the way. At the end, participants will share and provide peer review of their classmates' projects. This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on December 13, and participants have until January 28, 2022 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System.

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    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.

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  • Virtual Self-paced Workshop

    Software Series: WeVideo

    Easy to use, and applicable for all grades and subject areas, WeVideo has the fun, creative tools that teachers and students love: video creator, screen & webcam capture, green screen, podcasting, slideshows, voice over, GIF maker, animation and more. WeVideo has the mission critical features required by district leaders in curriculum and IT: privacy and security compliances, cloud based, any device, integrations, collaboration, member management and account administration. It's a swiss army knife of creativity that allows for voice and choice, and allows your district to invest in one great platform for maximum utilization and ROI. The only digital media creativity platform built specifically for K12, WeVideo offers extensive educator-specific support and training. Find out why millions of students and teachers are creating with WeVideo for Schools! Check out this short video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcYn2o0jmj0

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

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Canva for Education

    Canva for education provides teachers with ready made templates for presentations, lesson plans, worksheets and many more! You don't have to be a graphic designer to create engaging materials to use in your classroom.

    REGISTER IN MLP >

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

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Series: WeVideo

    Easy to use, and applicable for all grades and subject areas, WeVideo has the fun, creative tools that teachers and students love: video creator, screen & webcam capture, green screen, podcasting, slideshows, voice over, GIF maker, animation and more. WeVideo has the mission critical features required by district leaders in curriculum and IT: privacy and security compliances, cloud based, any device, integrations, collaboration, member management and account administration. It's a swiss army knife of creativity that allows for voice and choice, and allows your district to invest in one great platform for maximum utilization and ROI. The only digital media creativity platform built specifically for K12, WeVideo offers extensive educator-specific support and training. Find out why millions of students and teachers are creating with WeVideo for Schools! Check out this short video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcYn2o0jmj0

    REGISTER IN MLP >

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

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    TLI: Virtual Keynote Series

    Join Us for TLI Virtual Keynote Series with keynote: Alex J. Bowers, "The Data Gentleman"

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    Alex J. Bowers is a Professor of Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he works to help school leaders use the data that they already collect in schools in more effective ways to help direct the limited resources of schools and districts to specific student needs. His research focuses on the intersection of effective school and district leadership, organization and HR, data driven decision making, student grades and test scores, student persistence and dropouts. His work also considers the influence of school finance, facilities, and technology on student achievement. Professor Bowers studies these domains through the application of data science, and big data analytics, such as data visualization analytics, machine learning, multilevel and growth mixture modeling, and cluster analysis heatmap data dashboards.


    Note: For the Virtual Keynotes we waive the eight seat per district limit.

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  • LHRIC offices, 450 Mamaroneck Ave. · Harrison, NY

    TLI: Active=Con 2022

    Active=Con is a conference for explorers, leaders, and innovators in K-12 active learning spaces. 

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    KEYNOTES: DR. JOHN SPENCER & DR. ROBERT DILLON

    Dr. John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current college professor on a quest to transform schools into bastions of creativity and wonder. Spencer wants to see teachers unleash the creative potential in all of their students so that kids can be makers, designers, artists, and engineers. He explores research, interviews educators, deconstructs systems, and studies real-world examples of design thinking in action — and shares what he’s learning in books, blog posts, journal articles, free resources, animated videos, and podcasts.

    Dr. Robert Dillon has served as an educator and leader for the past twenty years. Through this work, he has excelled in change leadership, supporting organization with new ideas and energy, and providing solutions to meet specific organizational needs. Dr. Dillon draws upon his experience, national network, and research-based practices to support innovation that impacts learning. Dr. Dillon truly embeds himself in the work of an organization, supporting, coaching, and getting in the weeds where it is needed.

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  • Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, NY

    TLI: TELL Awards

    This exciting annual award celebration give us an opportunity to celebrate and learn from educators and leaders from across the region who have been actively Transforming Education through Leading and Learning (TELL). Awardees apply for, or are nominated by their peers for their outstanding accomplishments in innovation, and are recognized by LHRIC leadership through a selection and review process. Participants will benefit from hearing directly from each awardee (Outstanding Innovative Teacher and Outstanding Innovative Leader). We are planning a dinner event this year.

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    KEYNOTE: DR. DEVORAH HEITNER

    Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN Opinion. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native. Dr. Heitner founded Raising Digital Natives for parents and educators seeking advice on how to help children thrive in a digital world. She has positioned herself to help take the fear out of this emotionally-charged topic and help districts and community members guide kids towards empathy, kindness, and integrity.

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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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