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The NERIC Model Schools Winter/Spring 2017 Catalog is out and registration is open now

View the offerings and register. You can also visit MyLearningPlan and choose Model Schools under Programs.

2017-18 NERIC Services Guide and Price List

The 2017-2018 NERIC Services Guide and Price List is now available. View the full listing of NERIC services and to access the guide.

Changes to the Instructional Technology Plan submission, certification and approval process

Changes have been made to the Instructional Technology Plan process. In 2017, districts will not be required to provide an update, but may do so, in order to ensure alignment with Smart Schools Investment Plans. In 2018, a new three-year plan will be required, and annual updates for years 2 and 3 will be optional.

More information about these changes can be found here.

NYSED Technology Literacy Survey now open

NYSED has released a brief survey to gather information from the field around the issue of student and teacher technology literacy. Click here to take the survey.

Early Warning module a new service offering

In partnership with BrightBytes, NERIC is excited to share and support the Early Warning module as a new service offering.

Smart Schools reimbursement through NYSED Business Portal

The reimbursement system for Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) expenditures is now available on the NYSED Business Portal and is accessible to all school districts with approved Smart Schools Investment Plans (SSIPs). This is where all submissions for reimbursement will be made. School districts with approved SSIPs should have received notification via e-mail from NYSED that the system has been opened.

More details about how to navigate this system within the NYSED portal and answers to frequently asked questions you might have can be found at the NYSED Smart Schools resources page.

NERIC announces additional choice in regional networking standards

NERIC is required to submit a Technology Plan (Chapter 793) to the New York State Education (NYSED), which lists regional standards for supported hardware and software platforms in a RIC region.

In the area of Network Hardware, NERIC has historically supported Cisco networking and wireless as a single standard. This platform has served NERIC, individual BOCES and districts well over the years and has provided a great deal of networking stability across the region. Over the past several years, however, districts have increasingly been asking for choices. MORE

NERIC secures Smart Schools CoSer

NERIC has secured a new CoSer from NYSED to support districts with the acquisition of the technology outlined in their Smart Schools Investment Plans (SSIP). MORE




Instructional Technology Planning

For information and guidance on the instructional technology plans the New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires all public school districts in the state to submit, visit NERIC's Instructional Technology Planning resource page.

Visit the NYSED Instructional Technology Plan resource page to learn more about the process and access key forms and other resources.

Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Planning

For details about the Smart Schools Bond Act access the New York State Education Department's Smart Schools investment plan overview and Smart Schools Bond Act implementation guidance, and visit the NERIC Smart Schools resource page.

NERIC helps districts "transform" education in their schools

Smart SchoolsTransforming Schoolsis an interactive publication produced by NERIC to provide guidance around the process of instructional technology planning and the Smart Schools Bond Act.

Transforming Schools focuses on the “new classroom” and offers guidance on how k-12 educational leaders can help move their districts toward a “School 3.0” approach to teaching and learning.


Professional Development & Trainings

Model Schools Courses (select NERIC Model Schools and/or NERIC Blackboard Online Learning)


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