Welcome to NERIC’s 31st Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day!

Our theme is Embracing Wellness in the Digital Age with a focus on promoting security, privacy, balance and wellness as educators and students navigate today’s connected world.

We hope you enjoy the day collaborating with colleagues and use #TechADay on Twitter to share your experiences!

CTLE professional development credits are offered for this event to those who register through Frontline. This registration step is the ONLY way credits can be obtained. We will have a CTLE station set up at the entrance of the vendor expo.
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Friday, December 13 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Esports: The Capital Region and Beyond

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Esport programs continue to grow in high schools across the country and our region. To enable the healthy growth of esports programs, stakeholders must delve into topics such as toxic behavior, equity, and acceptance. This panel will discuss these topics and others to try and elucidate the current state of esports in our region and what might be done to foster healthy growth of esports programs.


Jide Osipitan

Founder, Gaming Insomniacs
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Michael Crossman

CEO, Claim to Fame Entertainment LLC

Dan Marino

Head Esports Coach, College of St. Rose

Stephanie Carty

Training Specialist, NERIC
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Scott Beiter

Science Teacher, Rensselaer City School District
Scott Beiter has been a science teacher at Rensselaer Junior Senior High School for 19 years. In that time he developed a Minecraft Club that has turned into a Gaming and Esports Club. This is his 5th year developing an esports program.

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Rensselaer City School District

The Mission of the Rensselaer City School District is to ensure that all graduates are individuals who undertake challenges, believe in themselves, accept learning as a lifelong process, and determine their own futures by creating for these individuals an environment committed to... Read More →

Friday December 13, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm EST