Instructional Technology

MANAGER

Sarah MartabanoSarah Martabano  
smartabano@lhric.org
T: (914) 922-3411

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

    Model Schools: Kami as a Whiteboard in Your Classroom

    Many of Kami's features are designed to improve the learning environment for students of all levels and abilities. Use Kami for more than just annotating on a PDF and documents: you can make your classroom more interactive when using Kami as a collaborative tool.

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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

    Model Schools: Kami and Student Feedback

    Take advantage of the comment tools in Kami, to provide auditory and visual instruction and feedback to your students.

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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

    Model Schools: Virtual Field Trip: Exploring Primary Resources with the Rockefeller Archive Center

    The RAC located in Sleepy Hollow, New York is a major repository and research center for the study of philanthropy and its impact throughout the world. It's Archival Education Program develops flexible archive-based projects and units for grades 3-12. Are you interested in doing more with your students with primary resources? The RAC is free, and often partners with local districts in meaningful ways. In this virtual field trip, we'll spotlight a teacher from Pocantico Hills CSD who, in partnership with RAC staff and resources, developed a primary source unit: "The War of the Worlds, Fake News, and Media Literacy." This virtual field trip is a collaborative effort between the Rockefeller Archive Center, Pocantico Hills CSD, and the LHRIC Model Schools program.

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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

    Model Schools: Start a District 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

    Model Schools: Minecraft EDU Institute

    Minecraft is known as a "blocky sandbox in a virtual world". The Education Edition provides teachers with additional features and safeguards for classroom use. This three part series presents teachers with skills to support students as they create and build within instructional worlds.

    Three Sessions: Friday, 8/13, Monday, 8/16, Thursday, 8/19; all sessions 8 am – 9:30 am

    Session 1: The Why and What of Minecraft
    Session 2: Understanding the in-world experience.
    Session 3: Classroom mode; interact with your students while hosting multiplayer games.

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    NOTE: Minecraft Education Edition is included in Microsoft A3/A5 district licensing. Participants should consult with their district administration to ensure proper access prior to registration.

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

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  • Virtual Self-paced Workshop

    Model Schools: [PD Your Way] Reflect and Refine (Online)

    Registrants will be invited to reflect on classroom management and routines, or a unit of study from the 2020/21 school year. Throughout this course, you will be presented with a research based series of prompts that will help you refine your practices and ensure technology tools being used help students meet their learning/classroom objectives. This course offers participants 1:1 coaching on your time. No appointment scheduling, no substitutes needed, no time away from your students. Each section is limited to 7 teachers.

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    NOTE:This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on August 16, and participants have until August 27 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.

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Model Schools: Return to Basecamp: An Ed Tech "Unconference"

    As we start gearing up for the new school year, join your fellow educators in an "un-conference event" designed to leverage the knowledge and experiences of all attendees. Many are familiar with the Ed Camp session format: the agenda is built the day of the event by the attendees, for the attendees. Participants will be invited to sign up and facilitate short, 25 minute "mini-sessions." This is not a traditional "sit and get" format, and is the perfect opportunity to gain quick insights and ideas before returning to the new school year.

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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

    Model Schools: Take It Outdoors Series: "The One with the Apps" (Summer Edition)

    Spaces - whether indoors, outdoors, virtual, or in person - are worth considering as part of the instructional design process. There's also an intrinsic value to being outdoors: it's good for students' social, emotional, and mental well-being, even more so as they return to school after several traumatic months. Having students learning outdoors is not new, and mobile technology has given all of us plenty of reason to enjoy the great outdoors. In this first of a series focusing on learning outdoors with technology, we will provide ample examples of mobile apps that will help you and your students develop a greater appreciation for natural phenomena in various disciplines.

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

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