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July 28, 2014

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NERIC’s Dale Breault speaks at Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Smart Schools Public Symposium

On Monday, July 21, Dale Breault, assistant director of the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) of the Capital Region BOCES, was among five presenters who lead the discussion on best practices in technology-enabled education and learning at the first Smart Schools public symposium held at the State Capitol in Albany. MORE»

NERIC's new leadership team chosen

Dale Breault, NERIC’s assistant director for North Country operations, has accepted the newly created position of Director of the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC). This, along with the positions of Deputy Directors for the NERIC, which will be filled by current NERIC Assistant Directors Aaron Bochniak and David Versocki, will, pending confirmation by the Capital Region BOCES Board of Education at its July 31 meeting, take effect Sept. 1, 2014. MORE»

NERIC's John Warner to lead new CSI unit

NERIC Program Manager John Warner is taking on a new and exciting managerial and leadership role for the newly formed Computer and Systems Integration (CSI) unit—a merger of Systems, Programming & Development and Data Processing.

"I’m honored to be able to serve NERIC in this new merger between departments and look forward to helping our organization support our division’s goals and vision," Warner said. MORE»

NERIC helps senior's family make a "virtual" appearance at Schuylerville graduation from Army base in Kuwait

When graduating high school seniors walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, attendance by family members is typically part of the celebratory atmosphere. For Schuylerville's Miranda Rose, though, the event was destined to be bittersweet, as her father (Staff Sergeant James Rose) and brother (Specialist Tyler Rose) are both stationed at Camp Buerhing in Kuwait as part of their service in the New York Army National Guard.

Thanks to the high-tech capabilities of the NERIC, Miranda Rose's family was able to make a "virtual" appearance at Schuylerville's June 28 graduation ceremony. MORE»

Save the Date

NERIC to host professional development event

NERIC is pleased to kick-off an annual summer professional development event, emphasizing innovation in education. This summer's theme with be Connected Classrooms. The event takes place Monday, August 25th, 9am to Wednesday, August 27th, 3pm right here at NERIC, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY.

Sessions will highlight how featured instructional technologies connect educators with each other, students, the standards, and experts throughout the world. This is not about technology in a vacuum, but rather how the pieces fit together to enhance teaching and learning and prepare students for the future. MORE»

2014 Tech Awareness Day, Dec. 12

Event in its 26th year, showcases innovations in tech ed

NERIC's Tech Awareness Day 2014 will be held at the Holiday Inn/Wolf Road in Colonie, N.Y. on Friday, Dec.12.

This anticipated annual event offers students, faculty and technology leaders from school districts around New York the chance to learn and to present the cutting-edge technologies being used in classrooms today. MORE»

Click here to view the form for vendor and district 2014 Tech Awareness Day session descriptions/submissions.

More News

NERIC, districts work toward learning/content management solution

Based on requests from users of NERIC Connect for a more "intuitive", "user-friendly" service, NERIC has begun the search—with presentations by representatives from Aptiris, Engrade, Desire2Learn, LoudCloud, Mindex and Schoology at NERIC’s Albany offices on June 4 and 5—for alternative Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Content Management Services (CMS) that will better serve our consumers. MORE»

BOCES Board unanimously approves new administrative structure

New administrative plan includes change to NERIC leadership structure

At its June 5 meeting, the Capital Region BOCES Board of Education unanimously approved an administrative restructuring plan, which includes a new Director's position for NERIC. The overall plan is designed to optimize the expertise of its existing administrative team while saving more than half a million dollars annually. MORE»

Sylvi Joseph is new Service Desk Manager

Sylvi Joseph has been tapped as NERIC’s Service Desk Manager. In this newly created role, Joseph will oversee the refinement and streamlining of Service Desk processes, to ensure efficiency in the services provided to internal customers, as well as component school districts. MORE»

Navigating NERIC's re-organized NERIC website

We hope you find this re-organized website of the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) more user-friendly and easier to navigate. Please take some time to look around this site and see "what's new."

If you are a school district representative looking for Cognos Reports or your district folders on SharePoint, they are still available. Direct links to this information can also be found in the resource section of our Testing webpage.

If you are a NERIC employee interested in accessing internal information, please click on "Employees Only" in the "Quick Links" section at the right of this page.

If you are having difficulty finding what you need on this site, please contact the NERIC Service Desk at (518) 862-5400 or

NERIC Forward Budget Issue now online

The latest edition of NERIC Forward, featuring NERIC's proposed budget for 2014-15, NERIC's new online Service Guide and new and enhanced services for 2014-15 is now available. Click here to view the newsletter.

2014-15 Services Guide now online

The 2014-15 Capital Region BOCES Services Guide, including NERIC's service and program descriptors and pricing, is now online. To go directly to the listing of NERIC programs and services for 2014-15, click on the "NERIC Services" button at the top of this page.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of 18 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.

Click here to learn more about how NERIC is supporting PARCC in New York State and to access PARCC resources.

NERIC in the News: Ricky the Robot

Read about how Ricky the Robot is helping inspire an interest in technology in first graders at Glenmont Elementary School in the Bethlehem CSD. READ THE SPOTLIGHT NEWS STORY»



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