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

    Sketchnoting in the Classroom (ONLINE)

    Model Schools ‘PD Your Way’

    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 October 18, and participants have until October 28 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

    The 1:1 Classroom: Now What? (ONLINE)

    Model Schools ‘PD Your Way’

    In this 3 hour course, participants will be exposed to strategies that maximize the benefits of a 1:1 Chromebook classroom. The course will consist of readings, videos and discussions, with plenty of examples that can be modified for your own use. An optional "live” session will be held each week for those interested.
    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. Optional "live” sessions will be held each week, at the request of participants.This course begins on October 19, and participants have until November 11 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

    Model Schools Webinar

    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 Self-paced Workshop

    Unpacking CS/Digital Fluency Standards (ONLINE)

    Model Schools ‘PD Your Way’

    The New York State K12 Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards were adopted by the Board of Regents in December 2020 and beginning September 2021, districts will be encouraged to focus on curriculum development, resource acquisition, and professional development. This three hour session will effectively help you "unpack" the key concepts and subconcepts K-12. Successful completion of this course will help participants anticipate how these standards can be addressed in various disciplines.

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    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 6, and participants have until October 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 Self-paced Workshop

    Jump Start Project Based Learning (ONLINE)

    Model School ‘PD Your Way’

    The Buck Institute for Education (https://www.pblworks.org/) identifies seven key design elements of project based learning: challenging problem or question, sustained inquiry, authenticity, student voice and choice, reflection, critique and revision, and creating a public product. As we return to in-person instruction, you may be looking for ways to reconnect and re-engage students in highly social and collaborative environments, and combat "screen fatigue” while still using technology in meaningful ways. This three hour online workshop will present a practical approach to designing, managing and assessing PBL projects and mini-projects, supported by various examples and planning templates.

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    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 20, and participants have until November 10 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

    Take it Outdoors Series: The One with the Goose (Goosechase/Geocaching)

    Model School Webinar

    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 reasons to enjoy the great outdoors. In this second of a series focusing on learning outdoors with technology, we will dive deeper into using Goosechase and Geocaching apps in various disciplines.

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  • Virtual Self-paced Workshop

    Mastering Nearpod (ONLINE)

    Model Schools ‘PD Your Way’

    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 October 25, and participants have until November 5 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: NoRed Ink

    Model School Webinar

    NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.

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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

    TLI: Virtual Keynote Series

    Join Us for the first TLI Virtual Keynote Series of the season...

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    Pathways to Personalization
    Keynote: Shawn  Rubin

    As the Interim Executive Director of Highlander Institute, Shawn acts as the organization's lead architect, ensuring the Institute's work serves our most important constituents- students. He is a national thought leader on coaching and consulting approaches to classroom personalization and school change management. His days are split between providing on the ground support in schools and districts supporting educators and leadership, and the creation and design of new processes for systemic educational change.
    His ten years in the classroom have informed his insider's view into the challenges teachers face on a daily basis. Shawn is a co-author of the book Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change, through Harvard Education Press. In 2017, Shawn received the iNACOL Innovator Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning. He holds a Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University. Shawn lives in Providence, RI with his wife and two boys.


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

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  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Schoology User Group

    JOIN US for this year’s Schoology User Group. LHRIC User Groups are designed for school/district leaders and provide the perfect opportunity to:
    • Learn from each other about successes, challenges, and strategies.
    • Review recent product updates and future plans with experts from PowerSchool / Schoology.
    • Update or formulate district and school goals as well as plans for support and assistance with LHRIC staff for the coming year.

    The Fall 2021 Schoology User Group will be hosted via Zoom and include:
    • Community Connections & Sharing
    • Recap of Schoology’s Recent Releases & Product Roadmap for Remainder of Year
    • Highlights of Upcoming Events & Resources
    • Open Q+A w/Schoology Experts

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    Note: The Fall 2021 Schoology User Group is available to districts subscribed to PowerSchool Schoology Learning with the LHRIC.

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  • Rochester NY / Virtual

    TLI: NYSCATE Annual Conference: 11/20 – 23/21

    The NYSCATE Annual Conference brings over 1,500 educators together with the knowledge and resources they need to transform the future of teaching and learning. BOCES, RICs and district-level administrators, curriculum and technology leaders, teachers, librarians, and champions of ed tech will convene to share and discover innovative ways to engage students, enhance curriculum, and increase productivity.

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    Note: TLI membership includes four (4) seats at this hybrid convention. 

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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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