activ-con 2017 was a great success!
Click here to learn more about our July 25th activ-con event that attracted over 100 leaders and innovators in K-12 active learning spaces from across the region!
Outstanding Innovative Teachers
Marcia Daley-Savo | Katonah
Catherine Brennan | Croton
Katherine Tovar | Greenburg 7
Jim Guerci | Pearl River
Outstanding Innovative Leader
Jennifer Forsberg | Director of Technology, Bronxville
Joseph McGrath | Director of Technology, Mount Vernon
Outstanding Innovative Partner
Districts of the CS/STEAM Academy | Croton Harmon UFSD, Goshen CSD, Mahopac CSD, Peekskill CSD, Port Chester Rye CSD, Ramapo CSD, Yorktown CSD
Ben Wellington is the creator of I Quant NY, a data science and policy blog that focuses on insights drawn from New York City's public data, and advocates for the expansion and improvement of that data. His data science and storytelling have influenced government policy including changes in street infrastructure, the training of police officers, the way New Yorkers pay for cabs and the design of NYC subway vending machines.
Ben is a contributor to the New Yorker, and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the City & Regional Planning program at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where he teaches statistics using urban open data. He works as a quantitative analyst at the investment management firm Two Sigma, where he helped start the firm's Data Clinic, a pro bono data analysis program that works with non-profits to harness the power of their own data. Ben holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University.
Dr. Jan Bryan has been intrigued by not only how, but why, we learn. Jan’s work has taken her from a home-based early literacy program to years in the public school classroom, from one who delivered curriculum to one who wrote traditional and online curriculum for the state of Texas and from one who found assessment data interesting to one who seeks to find the child among those data. Dr. Bryan is the National Education Officer for Renaissance Learning. You can reach Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this day, the LHRIC recognizes district excellence in educational technology by presenting the TELL Awards (formerly Pioneer) Transforming Education through Leading and Learning. This coveted regional award will recognize up to three teachers and three school or district leaders from across the Lower Hudson region. These educators will have a story to tell that demonstrates how education can be transformed through the use of instructional technology strategies and tools. New this year, each awardee will provide a 30-minute breakout session on the topic they have been recognized for inviting their colleagues and students to participate where feasible.
Look for nomination forms for this award on or about February 9, 2018. In the meantime, be on the lookout for excellence in your schools and nominate someone you know or nominate yourself!
Manley Feinberg II is the founder of VerticalLessons.com, a best-selling author, and an award-winning international keynote speaker. His insight and energy will inspire you to reach your next summit. Manley’s eleven years of leadership influence contributed to a workplace culture that landed Build-A-Bear Workshop on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list four years in a row. Manley served two terms as the president of the St. Louis chapter of the National Speakers Association, and he is currently a member of the HDI Strategic Advisory Board.
Having delivered over 5000 hours of professional speaking, Manley is recognized as an award-winning speaker and Information Technology leader, a world-class speaking coach and top professional business trainer in a wide range of business and technical topics. He leverages over 20 years of IT, business, and professional speaking experience; helping technical professionals at all levels in their career to take their presentation and communication skills to the next level, enabling them to influence their customers, teams, and colleagues, and build key business alliances.
This is the LHRIC's capstone teaching and learning event for the year! This event is designed for district stakeholders from across the region as a showcase for what works, what we should look forward to, and even what to avoid as we move to a more personalized learning environment across all teaching and learning. The LHRIC is frequently asked to help districts learn about what others are doing well, and what should we be paying attention to. This is that event! New this year - Epic Failures and Five Minutes of Fame!
Remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series we loved as kids? Don’t you think life is a little bit like those books? Think of a crossroad in your life where the choice you made led you to a new adventure. Chances are, you can name more than a few of those defining moments. What about our students? While we can’t predict the choices our students are going to have in the future, we can prepare them to make choices that will lead to a rich and thick adventure story. What are the skills and traits that helped you make the best decisions and how do we help build them in our students?
Heather Dowd is a teacher, education technology coach, science enthusiast, traveler, photographer, and most of all, a learner. She has worked as a physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach in Japan, USA, Mexico, and Singapore. Teaching English with the JET program in Kumamoto, Japan inspired her to become a teacher and the adventure hasn’t stopped. Heather is a Google for Education Certified Innovator/Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator, and is a co-author of the book, "Classroom Management in the Digital Age".
(This event is eligible for CTLE Credit)
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The TLI service is designed to inspire, engage, and promote excellence in leadership centered around instructional technology, truly supporting each participant as they work to reach new heights in their approach to educational technology. Each year we strive to provide a robust and rigorous program of events that mimics what might be found at national events across the country. Each event is carefully designed with a discrete theme and purpose that brings solutions forward for district leaders need in a timely and meaningful way. An example is the upcoming COSN NYSCATE CTO event on October 2nd that is designed specifically for Directors of Technology and district administrators with district responsibilities around technology, technology policy, privacy/security, and instruction. Also coming up is the Tech Summit event on October 27th designed specifically to align with district budget process providing over 40 educational technology vendors and solutions to preview. Each district membership provides up to eight seats at each event. Your best value from the service is participation. Plan with your teams early and be sure to register. Please see the program and registration details below.
Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting firm based in Western Massachusetts, focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over twenty-five years at a range of K-20 educational institutions, as well as health and arts organizations. He is the creator of the SAMR model for selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education, which currently guides the work of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, as well as projects in Vermont and Sweden. His current work explores new directions in mobile computing, digital storytelling, learning analytics, and educational gaming, focusing on applications in areas where they have not been traditionally employed. He can be reached at email@example.com.
In this keynote, Dr. Puentedura will address the "now what" of SAMR. Whether you are familiar with the SAMR model or not, the conversation will focus on how SAMR is being used in schools and how to get the most out of the model and how to plan for it moving forward.
8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00-10:00 Keynote—Dr. Ruben Puentedura
10:05-11:05 Vendor Ignite Session 1
11:20-12:20 Vendor Ignite Session 2
1:25-2:25 Vendor Ignite Session 3
2:30-3:15 Model Schools Town Hall Meeting
3:15 Closing Comments & Snacks
This event is designed to work in parallel with a district budget cycle. There will be over 40 vendors available on the vendor floor with many presenting in ignite sessions. You will learn about new products and services and determine if and how these offers might fit with your technology plan for the 2018/19 school year.
(This event is eligible for CTLE Credit)
(Conference registration and any conference registration included meals are part of TLI Membership)
(Conference registration and any conference registration included meals are part of TLI Membership, travel and lodging related expenses are not included.)
NYSED is in the process of revising the next Instructional Technology Plan Survey Tool. The 2018-2021 Instructional Technology Plan is due in the survey tool October of 2018 with the tool being available this fall. The intent is for districts to have the full school year to work with stakeholder groups in the writing and updating of their plans. As soon as the survey tool and associated guidance are available from NYSED, it will be posted here.
The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) was passed in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout NY State. The SSBA requires that a Review Board review and approve districts’ Smart Schools Investment Plans before any funds may be made available for the program. Plans across New York are still being approved by the Board. NYSED’s Business Portal hosts the Smart Schools Investment Plans (SSIPs).
NOTE: Membership and exam fees are additional.
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The May 12 ceremony recognized the award-winners for their work in transforming education and student learning and lauded them for their leadership capabilities.
Formerly known as the Pioneer Awards, the well-respected accolades are the LHRIC’s way of saluting outstanding teachers and administrators in the region who go out of their way to advance student success through their innovative use of technology. Award recipients are detailed below-
Outstanding Innovative Leader Award
Outstanding Innovative Partner Award
“This is an especially exciting day for us,” said Sarah Martabano, manager of the LHRIC’s Instructional Technology Department. “It is also an opportunity for us to recognize those among you who have inspired innovation in a way that makes them stand out.”
6/06/17- CTO Clinic by COSN (Consortium of School Networking) Location: 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY - registration available soon. **This event is free for COSN/NYSCATE joint membership holders.