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FLL Coaches User Group: Preparing for the FIRST LEGO League Competition
Join us on October 6, 2014 and November 6, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Costello Transportation Center for our FLL Coaches User Group. For teachers planning to coach an FLL team for the 2014 World Class season, the FLL Coaches User Group series will provide an opportunity to review and share resources on various topics related to the robot game, research project and technical judging. It will also include technologies that support specific aspects of the competition, an overview of the Core Values portion of the competition, and programming and building resources to support your team’s development of their LEGO robot. To register, click here.
STEM GEMS Cybertools to Enhance STEM Education for Elementary
Join us on October 14, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm for our STEM Gems webinar. With government initiatives to increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education across America, this workshop will give you a jump start with engaging cybertools to enhance STEM education in your classroom. Why STEM? STEM embraces rigor, relevance, and relationships - the 3 R’s for 21st century learners. Curriculum is driven by problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning. These skills are going to be required in order for today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders. To register, click here.
GAFE and Google Classroom Webinar

Join us on October 9, 2014 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM for the GAFE and Google Classroom webinar. Google Classroom is a free, new, “light” learning management system that facilitates teacher-student communication, grading and feedback, and organizes assignments within the Google Apps for Education environment. Watch and learn about how this tool can be leveraged in classrooms that are blended, project based, collaborative, and interactive. It is perfect for teachers who want to begin the move to a paperless classroom! To register, click here.

The Power of GAFE Webinar

Join us on October 2, 2014 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM for The Power of GAFE webinar. Google Apps for Education can be leveraged in amazing ways by administrators, teachers, and students alike. This webinar will give you an overview and some hands-on experience with Google Drive, Docs, and Chrome. Learn what GAFE can do for you and your students that support the Common Core, APPR, and 21st Century Learning Skills. Beginner level. To register, click here.

Storia Lunch and Learn

Join us on October 17, 2014 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the John Costello Transportation Center in Oneida, for the Storia Lunch and Learn. Storia School Edition is Scholastic’s digitally curated library helping teachers provide students from PreK to 6th Grade eReading resources and personalized eBook collections. Every School Edition title features integrated learning tools to help build vocabulary and comprehension which can all be tracked through comprehensive Reading Reports for each individual child. Join us for lunch as we showcase Storia’s web-based eReading application. To register, click here.

Tech Tool Tips - Planboard

Model Schools is proud to present our new Tech Tool Tip Newsletter!  We have developed a series of recommended tools and applications for your staff.  Our bi-weekly emails and posts will highlight resources based on a certain theme each month.  It was only fitting to make September's theme Back to School.  Our first newsletter showcased a wonderful web and application tool called PlanBoard.  PlanBoard helps you organize and share lesson plans online.  If you would like to receive all of our Tech Tool Tip Newsletters, please sign up for our mailing list here.  All newsletters will be archived on our Tech Tool Tip Newsletter site.

Call for Nominations
The Mohawk Regional Information Center will be recognizing one administrator/technology coordinator, one teacher, and one student, from each of the four BOCES regions, who have provided outstanding leadership in the effective implementation and ongoing support of technology in the districts they serve. 
Nomination forms are due by Friday, September 19, 2014.
Award winners will be announced at the annual MORIC Technology Showcase which is being held on October 30, 2014 at Vernon Downs in Vernon, New York. To download the nomination form, click here.

To submit an electronic nomination form, please click the appropriate link below:
Student Nomination Form
Teacher Nomination Form
Administrator/Technology Coordinator Nomination Form
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