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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
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Please join us in the Red Lion Courtyard for a continental breakfast, sponsored by Cisco Systems.

Sponsors
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Cisco Systems

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Courtyard/Vendor Floor

8:00am

Registration
Registration will take place from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Please check in at the registration table in the front lobby near the main entrance to receive your name tag, event program and NERIC tote bag. Then feel free to enjoy a continental breakfast, sponsored by Cisco Systems, as you explore the vendor partner expo in the Courtyard.

We will have a CTLE station set up at the entrance of the expo for attendees to register separately through Frontline/MyLearningPlan to receive CTLE credits for attending Tech A-Day.

Friday December 13, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Main Entrance

8:00am

Vendor Partner Expo
Join us in the Red Lion Courtyard for a continental breakfast, sponsored by Cisco Systems, and opportunity to learn about NERIC vendor partners participating in Tech Awareness Day. Special thanks to all of our vendors — this event would not be possible without them!

Friday December 13, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Courtyard/Vendor Floor

8:45am

Tech Playground
The Tech Playground will include hands-on activities such as AR/VR, educational robots, esports, Breakout EDU sessions and students showcasing work from their middle school makerspace.

Sponsored by CDW•G

School Districts
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Capital Region BOCES

Capital Region BOCES is a trusted partner in public education and workforce development whose mission is to provide educational leadership, services and support to meet the needs of students and school districts.
avatar for Catskill Central School District

Catskill Central School District

The personalized nature of our district’s schools empowers students to learn in a supportive environment encouraging academic excellence and lifelong learning. Our learning community values our ethnic, racial and cultural diversity. Catskill CSD is set apart by an exceptional pre-K... Read More →
avatar for Schalmont Central School District

Schalmont Central School District

The Schalmont Central School District spans across five towns and three counties to serve approximately 1,900 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is home to three school buildings—Jefferson Elementary School, Schalmont Middle School and Schalmont High Scho... Read More →
avatar for Shenendehowa Central School District

Shenendehowa Central School District

Shenendehowa Central School District's mission is to work continuously and in partnership with the community to ensure that all students develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities and character needed to live useful, productive and rewarding lives.

Vendor Partners
avatar for CDW•G

CDW•G

CDW•G is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company with multi-national capabilities, CDW•G was founded in 1984 and employs nearly... Read More →
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Kensington

At Kensington, we anticipate the needs and challenges of the ever-evolving workplace and craft professional-tier award-winning solutions for organizations committed to providing peak professionals the tools they need to thrive.
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MSI

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We’ve dedicated countless hours and committed numerous resources to the eSports community to support the world’s most aspiring and best gamers and use their knowledge and expertise in our products... Read More →
avatar for Promethean

Promethean

Promethean is a global leader in interactive displays for education and interactive boards for schools. Promethean develops award-winning free teaching software such as ActivInspire and ClassFlow, that makes learning fun and engaging, and lesson preparation and delivery much easier... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:15am
Area past the vendor floor and pool

8:45am

A Pedagogically Sound Way to Manage Student Chromebooks
Even if you have a way to manage student Chromebooks, chances are that your teachers hover over their computer, looking to catch kids in the act. Hapara provides data, and proven methods to help teachers spend more time teaching, and less time playing Technology Warden.

Presenters
CS

Courtney Sayward

Director of Curriculum, Assessment & Technology, Galway Central School District
avatar for Trevor Tripp

Trevor Tripp

Science Teacher, Galway CSD
DB

David Barclay

Regional Sales Manager, Hapara
NH

Nicole Holehan

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Ballston Spa CSD

School Districts
avatar for Ballston Spa Central School District

Ballston Spa Central School District

The Ballston Spa Central School District currently serves approximately 4,300 students from Pre-kindergarten through grade 12.  Located in the heart of New York's "Tech Valley" (approximately 25 minutes north of Albany and 5 minutes south of Saratoga Springs), the area has been growing... Read More →
avatar for Galway Central School District

Galway Central School District

Galway School District is a rural school district that encompasses 100 square miles. All or part of eight townships are included in the district. The K-12 enrollment is approximately 800 students housed in a single building that consists of two distinct areas:Joseph Henry Elementary... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Stonehenge C

8:45am

Breakout EDU
This presentation will have participants go through different breakout kits to show how they might be able to use in the classroom. There will be a blending of both hands-on and digital activities to solve.

Presenters
DM

Dominique Morehouse

Program Coordinator, NERIC
I began my career 21 years ago in Albany School District as a Technology Instructional Specialist for grades Pre-K to 6th, as well as a kindergarten, 1st grade, and 5th grade teacher. I was the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Cairo-Durham Central School District 2013-2018... Read More →

School Districts
avatar for NERIC

NERIC

NERIC partners with our school communities to transform education through vision, leadership and support in technology.


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Room 303

8:45am

Digital “Workflows” of Wellness: Tools, Talks and Teaching
Student and teacher wellness often evolves from discovering digital workflows that make you more efficient, effective and engaging and as a result… more satisfied. In Schalmont’s 1:1 chromebook based, blended world of instruction, teachers and students are discovering new conversations, new tools and new pedagogies that lead to wellness for ALL. From a crack cast of five tech-blenders covering tech integration, art, digital literacy, ELA and foreign language, Schalmont will show you some “smashingly” good tools, some refreshing approaches, and some critical conversations that move us all forward and make us well.

Presenters
FO

Fred Orlando

District Wide Foreign Language Coordinator, Schalmont Central School District
avatar for Rachel Stockbridge

Rachel Stockbridge

Teacher, Schalmont Central School District
SM

Sarah Mattice

English Teacher, Schalmont High School
avatar for Kacie Sandbrook

Kacie Sandbrook

Digital Literacy/ Computer Science Teacher, Schalmont CSD
Kacie Sandbrook teaches 6th grade digital literacy and computer science classes at Schalmont Middle and High School. Digital Literacy is a combination of digital citizenship, technology, and ELA. Students learn how to use 21st century skills through digital citizenship curriculum... Read More →
avatar for John George

John George

Technology Integrationist, Schalmont Central School District

School Districts
avatar for Schalmont Central School District

Schalmont Central School District

The Schalmont Central School District spans across five towns and three counties to serve approximately 1,900 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is home to three school buildings—Jefferson Elementary School, Schalmont Middle School and Schalmont High Scho... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Stonehenge A

8:45am

How to Create a Free School Newspaper with Google Slides
This session will demonstrate how to use Google Slides as a way to publish a school newspaper that is written by kids, for kids. Teachers will learn how to facilitate the newspaper and what it takes to organize this project. Students at my school absolutely love the school newspaper!

Presenters
MH

Matthew Heiser

Technology Integration Teacher, Fort Plain Central School District
I am the current Technology Integration Teacher at FPCSD. This is my second year in this position. I taught third grade for many years, incorporating technology as much as possible.  

School Districts
avatar for Fort Plain Central School District

Fort Plain Central School District

The Fort Plain Central School District, formed in 1951, serves approximately 850 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. FPCSD students are housed in two buildings. Pre-K through sixth grade are in the Harry Hoag Elementary School. Seventh through 12 grade are housed in the... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Hudson Room

8:45am

It's a TINT Playground
Tech Integrators from across the NERIC region will showcase how tech integration is being utilized within their perspective districts. Participants will move through the tables exploring and talking with tech integrators about how they are utilizing tech within their home districts.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Dalton

Mark Dalton

Ed Tech Coordinator, Malone Central School District
ND

Nick Damiani

Technology Integration Specialist, Peru Central School District
avatar for Virginia Bond

Virginia Bond

ISS Integration of Technology Training Specialist, NERIC
Interested in brainstorming ways to increase Tech Integration? Want ideas of how to start in your district, your building, your classroom? I'd love to creatively problem solve along with you.

School Districts
avatar for Malone Central School District

Malone Central School District

Located in the Village of Malone and including portions of nine surrounding towns, the Malone Central School District offers a variety of instructional and co-curricular programs.  The district provides educational programs to approximately 2500 students from pre-kindergarten through... Read More →
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NERIC

NERIC partners with our school communities to transform education through vision, leadership and support in technology.
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Peru Central School District

PCSD is the largest school district on the New York side of Lake Champlain, as measured by our enrollment of approximately 1,900 students. It encompasses 160.8 miles. In 2018, the District offered full-time, part-time, temporary and substitute employment to more 500 individuals.


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Phoenix

8:45am

Open Source Software in K-12 IT for Flexibiltiy, Security and Savings
In this session targeted at Tech Directors, the benefits of Open Source Software are demonstrated.  Get a taste of what is possible with zero monetary software or licensing cost, and with extreme flexibility including the following:
- Help Ticket System
- Next Generation Firewall with application visibility
- Massively Scalable Search, Analytics, and Dashboarding system for correlating logs, data and events from various systems including:
    -Server events and logs
    -Network Traffic
    -Wireless Network events
    -Security Alerts
- Monitoring System to ensure servers are up and services are available including web applications such as I-Ready, SchoolTool and others
- Complete Network Traffic Monitoring
- Network bootable computer imaging solution
- Guest / Student Wireless Network Access Control with sign in options including Google, Email registration SMS registration, and many more
- Storage for providing file level storage, block level storage and object level storage for use cases including virtualization datastores, general file sharing and others while providing features such as
    -Clustering and High Availability
    -Software Defined Storage Policies
    -High data resiliency
- Virtualization with all the features you would expect including
    - full vms and containers
    - shared storage
    - clustering for high availability
    - live migration



Presenters
avatar for Jarrod Baker

Jarrod Baker

Tech Director, Fonda-Fultonville Central School District

School Districts
avatar for Fonda-Fultonville Central School District

Fonda-Fultonville Central School District

At the heart of our schools is a mission rooted in partnership with our community in order to empower and challenge every student to become a lifelong learner and responsible citizen.


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
State Room

8:45am

Star Wars, Robocop and Star Trek… the Role of Artificial Intelligence in Campus Safety
Jeffrey Luks, NERIC manager of student services and Dr. Gary Margolis, founder and CEO of Social Sentinel will discuss the opportunities and challenges of deploying artificial intelligence (AI) in school safety. Never before have we had at our disposal such powerful computers. They fly planes, drive cars and perform surgery but not without their human partners. In his presentation, he will explore the nature of artificial intelligence, its strengths, and its limitations and identify the role of human involvement in its successful deployment. Dr. Margolis will dive into the careful and critical balance of achieving awareness through AI with respect to privacy and free speech to help schools create an environment and culture that is free from harm and nurtures freedom to learn.

Presenters
avatar for Jeffrey Luks

Jeffrey Luks

Manager, Student Services, NERIC
GM

Gary Margolis

CEO, Social Sentinel

School Districts
avatar for NERIC

NERIC

NERIC partners with our school communities to transform education through vision, leadership and support in technology.

Vendor Partners
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Social Sentinel

Social Sentinel, Inc. helps our customers in the cloud, extending their safety and security initiatives to the digital space. With the Social Sentinel™ service, officials can streamline their social media monitoring operations to increase access to information about potential threats... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Capital Room

8:45am

Student-Created VR Expeditions
Come to this session and learn more about how students used Google Tour Creator to design and share virtual reality tours with their peers. Tour Creator is an easy-to-use, web-based tool that doesn't require special equipment. You'll learn the basics of using Tour Creator as well as the strategy we used to implement it as part of a collaborative project. You'll also see examples and hear from the students who made them!

Presenters
KM

Kim McDonough

6th Grade Teacher, City School District of Albany
JD

Jeremy Dudley

Instructional Technology Coach, City School District of Albany

School Districts
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Albany City School District

Led by Superintendent Kaweeda G.Adams, the City School District of Albany and its more than 1,600 faculty and staff strive to provide an academically challenging, safe and welcoming experience for all students.The district serves about 9,300 students in 18 schools: 11 elementary schools... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Stonehenge D

8:45am

Time Saving Tips for Teachers
Do you wish you had the time to organize your Google Drive, your Gmail, or to establish routines in the classroom? In this workshop you will learn some shortcuts that will organize your digital life. We will also explore some great Extensions and websites that will streamline your daily routines with students.

Definitely bring a device to this workshop so you can use the time to try out these techniques.

Presenters
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google Educator, Buncee Ambassador and Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, Nearpod Educator and PioNear, Flipgrid Ambassador, Sphero Hero, EdTechTeam... Read More →

School Districts
avatar for WSWHE BOCES

WSWHE BOCES

The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) Board of Cooperative serves 31 school districts in a five-county region. The BOCES Board of Education, a governing board made up of representatives from component school districts, is responsible for the oversight of curricular... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Stonehenge B

9:30am

Break I
Please feel free to return to the Courtyard for light refreshments and another opportunity to connect with our vendor partners. Special thanks to Day Automation for sponsoring this break.

Vendor Partners
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Day Automation

Day Automation Systems delivers industry leading solutions in HVAC, Access and Lighting control. Our Video Surveillance systems deliver intelligent solutions that increase operational efficiencies, high levels of situational awareness and increased response times over your existing... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Courtyard/Vendor Floor

10:00am

A Pedagogically Sound Way to Manage Student Chromebooks
Even if you have a way to manage student Chromebooks, chances are that your teachers hover over their computer, looking to catch kids in the act. Hapara provides data, and proven methods to help teachers spend more time teaching, and less time playing Technology Warden.

Presenters
CS

Courtney Sayward

Director of Curriculum, Assessment & Technology, Galway Central School District
avatar for Trevor Tripp

Trevor Tripp

Science Teacher, Galway CSD
DB

David Barclay

Regional Sales Manager, Hapara
NH

Nicole Holehan

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Ballston Spa CSD

School Districts
avatar for Ballston Spa Central School District

Ballston Spa Central School District

The Ballston Spa Central School District currently serves approximately 4,300 students from Pre-kindergarten through grade 12.  Located in the heart of New York's "Tech Valley" (approximately 25 minutes north of Albany and 5 minutes south of Saratoga Springs), the area has been growing... Read More →
avatar for Galway Central School District

Galway Central School District

Galway School District is a rural school district that encompasses 100 square miles. All or part of eight townships are included in the district. The K-12 enrollment is approximately 800 students housed in a single building that consists of two distinct areas:Joseph Henry Elementary... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Stonehenge C

10:00am

Breakout EDU
This presentation will have participants go through different breakout kits to show how they might be able to use in the classroom. There will be a blending of both hands-on and digital activities to solve.

Presenters
DM

Dominique Morehouse

Program Coordinator, NERIC
I began my career 21 years ago in Albany School District as a Technology Instructional Specialist for grades Pre-K to 6th, as well as a kindergarten, 1st grade, and 5th grade teacher. I was the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Cairo-Durham Central School District 2013-2018... Read More →

School Districts
avatar for NERIC

NERIC

NERIC partners with our school communities to transform education through vision, leadership and support in technology.


Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 303

10:00am

Creation, Reflection and Communication: The Seesaw Learning Journal
In this session, teachers and technology specialists from the Greenville Central School District will discuss how they use the Seesaw Learning Journal platform in their elementary school. This tool lets teachers foster their students’ creativity and allows students to reflect on their work. It has created an open line of communication from classroom to home that has shown to be successful with this new generation of parents. Come join us to learn how to use Seesaw to CREATE, REFLECT and COMMUNICATE!

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Quell

Elizabeth Quell

Teacher, Greenville CSD
Elizabeth Quell is a 3rd & 4th grade teacher at Scott M. Ellis Elementary at the Greenville Central School District, where she has taught for the past 4 years. Elizabeth has been teaching for 8 years in various roles ranging from Music Education (K-12) to Childhood Education. In addition... Read More →
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Vikki Hawkins

K-12 Instructional Technology Coach, Greenville CSD
Vikki Hawkins is a K-12 Instructional Technology Coach in the Greenville Central School District. She took on this role 6 years ago when the district decided to go 1:1 with devices. Before this time, she worked as a first and second-grade teacher for 15 years. Vikki was one of the... Read More →
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Kylie Conley

Assistant to the Director of Technology, Greenville Central School District
Kylie Conley is a technician in the IT Department at Greenville Central Schools. After serving in the Navy, Kylie earned a degree in Computer Science and has been working in the IT field for five years. During her time at Greenville, Kylie has gained a passion for Instructional Technology... Read More →
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Karen Rosenberg

teacher, Greenville Central School District
Karen Rosenberg is a third grade teacher in the Greenville Central School District.  She is a National Board Certified teacher with 22 years of experience, having taught grades K-6. Becoming a Seesaw Ambassador is one of Karen’s greatest technological accomplishments. In her free... Read More →
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Lara Kelley

Art teacher, Greenville Central School District
Lara Kelley is a K-5 Art teacher at Greenville Central School District where she has been teaching for 4 years. Lara recently completed her Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology. As she has learned new ways to implement technology in the classroom... Read More →
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Susan Somers

elementary teacher, Greenville Central Schools
Susan Somers is a 2nd grade teacher in the Greenville Central School District.  She has been an elementary classroom teacher for 14 years.  Susan is always looking for ways to integrate technology into her instruction.  She likes Seesaw because there are multiple ways for students... Read More →

School Districts
avatar for Greenville Central School District

Greenville Central School District

The Greenville Central School District serves students who reside in Albany and Greene Counties with the school campus, centrally located in the Town of Greenville, on the northern edge of Greene County. The school district, which encompasses eleven (11) townships, is approximately... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Stonehenge D

10:00am

D.I.G. and What They Do With Your Data
Learn about how NERIC and its Data Integration Group (DIG) developed processes and procedures to help you with the ever-increasing amount of data integrations and automation while protecting your data at the same time.

Presenters
avatar for Lauren Luckert

Lauren Luckert

Program Coordinator II, NERIC
avatar for Jeffrey Luks

Jeffrey Luks

Manager, Student Services, NERIC

School Districts
avatar for NERIC

NERIC

NERIC partners with our school communities to transform education through vision, leadership and support in technology.


Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Capital Room

10:00am

Digital Fluency Standards and Your Classroom
New York is about to roll out digital fluency and computer science standards for K-12. Teachers are already feeling crunched for time to 'fit it all in' and adding one more thing to their plate seems impossible. Come to this session to learn a little more about the Digital Fluency Standards and where they can fit with your curriculum. You will also have a chance to view already made lessons that will save you time and engage your students.

Presenters
avatar for Allison Renda

Allison Renda

Computer Teacher, Broadalbin Perth Central School District
Allison Renda teaches Computer Literacy to grades K-5 and is the District Technology Coach at Broadalbin-Perth Central School District. She is the district lead for the districts digital citizenship initiative and spearheads the integration into the general education classroom. She... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York. She is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google Educator, Buncee Ambassador and Educator, Seesaw Ambassador, Nearpod Educator and PioNear, Flipgrid Ambassador, Sphero Hero, EdTechTeam... Read More →

School Districts
avatar for Broadalbin-Perth Central School District

Broadalbin-Perth Central School District

About 1,800 students make up the district’s four schools, which are situated three miles apart in the town of Perth and village of Broadalbin. The Learning Community, which is the primary school that houses pre-kindergarten through second grade, and the high school make up the Broadalbin... Read More →
avatar for WSWHE BOCES

WSWHE BOCES

The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) Board of Cooperative serves 31 school districts in a five-county region. The BOCES Board of Education, a governing board made up of representatives from component school districts, is responsible for the oversight of curricular... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Stonehenge B

10:00am

Digital “Workflows” of Wellness: Tools, Talks and Teaching
Student and teacher wellness often evolves from discovering digital workflows that make you more efficient, effective and engaging and as a result… more satisfied. In Schalmont’s 1:1 chromebook based, blended world of instruction, teachers and students are discovering new conversations, new tools and new pedagogies that lead to wellness for ALL. From a crack cast of five tech-blenders covering tech integration, art, digital literacy, ELA and foreign language, Schalmont will show you some “smashingly” good tools, some refreshing approaches, and some critical conversations that move us all forward and make us well.

Presenters
FO

Fred Orlando

District Wide Foreign Language Coordinator, Schalmont Central School District
avatar for Rachel Stockbridge

Rachel Stockbridge

Teacher, Schalmont Central School District
SM

Sarah Mattice

English Teacher, Schalmont High School
avatar for Kacie Sandbrook

Kacie Sandbrook

Digital Literacy/ Computer Science Teacher, Schalmont CSD
Kacie Sandbrook teaches 6th grade digital literacy and computer science classes at Schalmont Middle and High School. Digital Literacy is a combination of digital citizenship, technology, and ELA. Students learn how to use 21st century skills through digital citizenship curriculum... Read More →
avatar for John George

John George

Technology Integrationist, Schalmont Central School District

School Districts
avatar for Schalmont Central School District

Schalmont Central School District

The Schalmont Central School District spans across five towns and three counties to serve approximately 1,900 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is home to three school buildings—Jefferson Elementary School, Schalmont Middle School and Schalmont High Scho... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Stonehenge A

10:00am

STEAM Days 2.0
Learn how the Troy City School District, a tech-forward district, effectively integrates technology by combining learning and innovation with digital literacy. See student examples utilizing coding, robotics, video conferencing, etc. to demonstrate their knowledge of literacy, mathematics, mindfulness and more.

Presenters
avatar for Christina Kole

Christina Kole

Instructional Technology Coach, Troy CSD
avatar for Amy Fraser

Amy Fraser

Instructional Technology Coach, Troy CSD
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Shannon Haegele

Teacher, Troy City School District
avatar for Erin Sheevers

Erin Sheevers

Director of Technology, Troy CSD

School Districts
avatar for Troy City School District

Troy City School District

A small urban school district with approximately 4,300 students, we have programs housed in eight buildings. Troy has achieved remarkable progress in recent years. Our school improvement efforts have not only raised expectations, but also resulted in measurable changes across the... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Phoenix

10:00am

Tech Playground
The Tech Playground will include hands-on activities such as AR/VR, educational robots, esports, Breakout EDU sessions and students showcasing work from their middle school makerspace.

Sponsored by CDW•G

School Districts
avatar for Capital Region BOCES

Capital Region BOCES

Capital Region BOCES is a trusted partner in public education and workforce development whose mission is to provide educational leadership, services and support to meet the needs of students and school districts.
avatar for Catskill Central School District

Catskill Central School District

The personalized nature of our district’s schools empowers students to learn in a supportive environment encouraging academic excellence and lifelong learning. Our learning community values our ethnic, racial and cultural diversity. Catskill CSD is set apart by an exceptional pre-K... Read More →
avatar for Schalmont Central School District

Schalmont Central School District

The Schalmont Central School District spans across five towns and three counties to serve approximately 1,900 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is home to three school buildings—Jefferson Elementary School, Schalmont Middle School and Schalmont High Scho... Read More →
avatar for Shenendehowa Central School District

Shenendehowa Central School District

Shenendehowa Central School District's mission is to work continuously and in partnership with the community to ensure that all students develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities and character needed to live useful, productive and rewarding lives.

Vendor Partners
avatar for CDW•G

CDW•G

CDW•G is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company with multi-national capabilities, CDW•G was founded in 1984 and employs nearly... Read More →
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Kensington

At Kensington, we anticipate the needs and challenges of the ever-evolving workplace and craft professional-tier award-winning solutions for organizations committed to providing peak professionals the tools they need to thrive.
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MSI

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We’ve dedicated countless hours and committed numerous resources to the eSports community to support the world’s most aspiring and best gamers and use their knowledge and expertise in our products... Read More →
avatar for Promethean

Promethean

Promethean is a global leader in interactive displays for education and interactive boards for schools. Promethean develops award-winning free teaching software such as ActivInspire and ClassFlow, that makes learning fun and engaging, and lesson preparation and delivery much easier... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Area past the vendor floor and pool

10:00am

The Nerdy Principal
Like all administrators, I have always worn several hats and it is challenging to find the time to be an effective instructional leader. I always look to leverage technology to become more efficient and productive. In this presentation, I will present some fast and furious solutions for several problems I have encountered as a principal such as providing quick and targeted feedback on walk-throughs, telling my school's story through data, making individualized educational plans for everyone and more.

Presenters
avatar for James Niedermeier

James Niedermeier

Principal, TECH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Jim Niedermeier is the Principal and Chief Academic Officer at Tech Valley High School in Albany, a regional public school in the Capital Region that focuses on project-based, student-focused, and 21st century learning. In that role, Jim has partnered with with business, academic... Read More →

School Districts
avatar for Tech Valley High School

Tech Valley High School

We are located on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Campus in Albany, New York. This prime location affords our students collaboration and learning opportunities that would be unavailable in any other location. SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a hub of new, high-tech industries, conducting... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
State Room

10:00am

Threat Assessment Teams to Prevent School Violence
Our district has created a Threat Assessment Team, following the July 2018 recommendations of the U.S. Secret Service. This proactive approach to school safety uses a structured and research-based process to assess threats and concerning behavior, many of which originate on social media. We have also adopted the free anonymous reporting tool provided by Sandy Hook Promise and use Google Drive to manage the documentation and forms for our team.

Presenters
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Joann Chambers

Superintendent, Potsdam Central School District

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Potsdam Central School District

Potsdam Central School District's mission is to inspire, prepare, and empower students to lead fulfilled lives as compassionate, productive and engaged citizens.



Friday December 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Hudson Room

10:45am

Break II
Please feel free to return to the Courtyard for light refreshments and another opportunity to connect with our vendor partners.

Friday December 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:15am
Courtyard/Vendor Floor

11:15am

Breakout EDU
This presentation will have participants go through different breakout kits to show how they might be able to use in the classroom. There will be a blending of both hands-on and digital activities to solve.

Presenters
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Dominique Morehouse

Program Coordinator, NERIC
I began my career 21 years ago in Albany School District as a Technology Instructional Specialist for grades Pre-K to 6th, as well as a kindergarten, 1st grade, and 5th grade teacher. I was the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Cairo-Durham Central School District 2013-2018... Read More →

School Districts
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NERIC

NERIC partners with our school communities to transform education through vision, leadership and support in technology.


Friday December 13, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 303

11:15am

Cybersecurity Landscape
Hackers Gonna Hack, Schools Gotta Prep….Don’t shake off the Cyber Security Threat

Please join Don Harple and Monica Statile from NERIC Data Security and Privacy as we explore basic cyber security hygiene and privacy practices related to ED Law 2-d.



Presenters
DH

Don Harple

Program Manager, NERIC
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Monica Statile

Program Manager, NERIC
RIC One API, Data Security and Privacy

School Districts
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NERIC

NERIC partners with our school communities to transform education through vision, leadership and support in technology.


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

11:15am

Esports: The Capital Region and Beyond
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.

Presenters
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Jide Osipitan

Founder, Gaming Insomniacs
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Michael Crossman

CEO, Claim to Fame Entertainment LLC
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Dan Marino

Head Esports Coach, College of St. Rose
SC

Stephanie Carty

Training Specialist, NERIC
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Scott Beiter

Teacher, Rensselaer City School District

School Districts
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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
Phoenix

11:15am

Mathematical Discourse Through Technology K-6
Student engagement is a top priority. How can we elevate talking, writing and thinking in our math classrooms through the use of technology? Learn how we use a variety of technology based learning strategies to get the math conversation going K-6.

Presenters
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Danielle Hinrichs

Educational Technology Specialist, Fonda- Fultonville Central School District
This is my fourth year in an ed tech role for the district. Prior to this role I was an elementary teacher. I love working with students and staff to integrate relevant technology skills and tools into their lessons.
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Amy Mulyca

K-6 Math Coach, Fonda-Fultonville Central School District

School Districts
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Fonda-Fultonville Central School District

At the heart of our schools is a mission rooted in partnership with our community in order to empower and challenge every student to become a lifelong learner and responsible citizen.


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

11:15am

Scrum is Not a Dirty Word
Can project management tools from Silicon Valley help to increase student ownership over their own work? Join in the journey of Tech Valley High as we test Scrum, Sprints, Task Boards and other strategies of incremental development to elevate agency and collaboration in our students.

Presenters
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Sarah Fiess

School Outreach Coordinator, Tech Valley High School
Sarah Fiess currently serves as the School Outreach Coordinator at Tech Valley High School where she provides professional development in Project Based Learning and directs annual STEM camps for middle schoolers.  She has also served as the Executive Director of New York Future Problem... Read More →

School Districts
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Tech Valley High School

We are located on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Campus in Albany, New York. This prime location affords our students collaboration and learning opportunities that would be unavailable in any other location. SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a hub of new, high-tech industries, conducting... Read More →


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

11:15am

Special Book Chat with endnote speaker, Ana Homayoun, on Social Media Wellness
This session is an interactive discussion with Ana Homayoun, the author of Social Media Wellness in the Digital Age: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World. Participants will have the opportunity to ask the author questions about the book as well as share our discussions from our on-line book chat.

Some topics for discussion are:
  • How do we ask questions to teens about their social-media lives?
  • What do we need to know to guide our teens through the unbalanced world?
  • How can we ensure we are providing parameters for social media?

Presenters
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Ana Homayoun

Ana Homayoun is a noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker and educator. Her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, discusses modern social media dilemmas and offers prescriptive solutions. Her first book, That... Read More →


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

11:15am

Tech Playground
The Tech Playground will include hands-on activities such as AR/VR, educational robots, esports, Breakout EDU sessions and students showcasing work from their middle school makerspace.

Sponsored by CDW•G

School Districts
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Capital Region BOCES

Capital Region BOCES is a trusted partner in public education and workforce development whose mission is to provide educational leadership, services and support to meet the needs of students and school districts.
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Catskill Central School District

The personalized nature of our district’s schools empowers students to learn in a supportive environment encouraging academic excellence and lifelong learning. Our learning community values our ethnic, racial and cultural diversity. Catskill CSD is set apart by an exceptional pre-K... Read More →
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Schalmont Central School District

The Schalmont Central School District spans across five towns and three counties to serve approximately 1,900 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is home to three school buildings—Jefferson Elementary School, Schalmont Middle School and Schalmont High Scho... Read More →
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Shenendehowa Central School District

Shenendehowa Central School District's mission is to work continuously and in partnership with the community to ensure that all students develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities and character needed to live useful, productive and rewarding lives.

Vendor Partners
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CDW•G

CDW•G is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company with multi-national capabilities, CDW•G was founded in 1984 and employs nearly... Read More →
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Kensington

At Kensington, we anticipate the needs and challenges of the ever-evolving workplace and craft professional-tier award-winning solutions for organizations committed to providing peak professionals the tools they need to thrive.
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MSI

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We’ve dedicated countless hours and committed numerous resources to the eSports community to support the world’s most aspiring and best gamers and use their knowledge and expertise in our products... Read More →
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Promethean

Promethean is a global leader in interactive displays for education and interactive boards for schools. Promethean develops award-winning free teaching software such as ActivInspire and ClassFlow, that makes learning fun and engaging, and lesson preparation and delivery much easier... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Area past the vendor floor and pool

11:15am

Tech Wellness in the Classroom Demo Slam
Members of the Farnsworth Middle School student help desk and their advisors will present some apps, websites and other tech tools and tricks that promote wellness in the classroom. From sites for brain breaks to how-to's on the "care and feeding" of your 1:1 device — our help desk will help you with tech wellness.

Student Presenters:
Isaiah - 8th grade
Azam - 8th grade
Molly - 7th grade
Alina - 7th grade
Liliana - 7th grade
Ethan - 7th grade
Basak - 7th grade




Presenters
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Jamie Snyder

Network & System Success Manager, Guilderland CSD
Guilderland MS technician working with the brand new MS Help Desk. Plus "ask me about the Google Summit"
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Alicia Malanga

Enrichment Teacher, Guilderland Central School District
MN

Maura Nichols

Library Media Specialist, Farnsworth Middle School

School Districts
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Guilderland Central School District

The Guilderland Central School District, which is located adjacent to the city of Albany, encompasses most of the town of Guilderland and part of the towns of Knox, New Scotland and Bethlehem. Spread over approximately 60 square miles, the district offers all types of neighborhood... Read More →


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

11:15am

Threat Assessment Teams to Prevent School Violence
Our district has created a Threat Assessment Team, following the July 2018 recommendations of the U.S. Secret Service. This proactive approach to school safety uses a structured and research-based process to assess threats and concerning behavior, many of which originate on social media. We have also adopted the free anonymous reporting app available for schools through Sandy Hook Promise. All documentation for our process is done through Google Drive.

Presenters
JC

Joann Chambers

Superintendent, Potsdam Central School District

School Districts
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Potsdam Central School District

Potsdam Central School District's mission is to inspire, prepare, and empower students to lead fulfilled lives as compassionate, productive and engaged citizens.



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

11:15am

Top Tech for English Language Learners
Teachers will want to bring an internet ready device to this “choose your own adventure” session! Discover how to use Google extensions like Insert Learning, Screencastify, Fluency Tutor and other websites like Edpuzzle and Flipgrid. Learn how they can be “smashed” together to offer teachers innovative ways to engage students and help them access content. Explore ways to communicate with students and parents in multiple languages.  

Participants will leave with access to the presentation that includes live links to all resources and additional ones.

Presenters
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Kristen Buyce

English as a New Language Teacher, City School District of Albany Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
In my sixteen years teaching English to speakers of other languages, I have taught K-12 and also adult education. I currently teach 8th grade ENL in a sheltered program in the City School District of Albany.  I teach with the philosophy of, "If I am bored teaching the material, students... Read More →

School Districts
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Albany City School District

Led by Superintendent Kaweeda G.Adams, the City School District of Albany and its more than 1,600 faculty and staff strive to provide an academically challenging, safe and welcoming experience for all students.The district serves about 9,300 students in 18 schools: 11 elementary schools... Read More →


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

12:25pm

Embracing Wellness in the Digital Age
Ana Homayoun's discussion will focus on promoting security, privacy, balance and wellness as educators and students navigate today’s connected world.

Presenters
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Ana Homayoun

Ana Homayoun is a noted teen and millennial expert, author, speaker and educator. Her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, discusses modern social media dilemmas and offers prescriptive solutions. Her first book, That... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 12:25pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom

1:00pm

Lunch
Following the endnote, hotel staff will escort attendees by table to the buffet area. Overflow seating will be available in the Phoenix Room. Special thanks to Meals Plus for sponsoring our lunch.

Sponsors
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Meals Plus

Meals Plus is proud to be a LINQ solution. LINQ has been working with K-12 schools for more than 25 years. During times of increasing regulations and reduced resources, when school districts are being asked to do more with less, LINQ’s unique software solutions connect the entire... Read More →


Friday December 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom