Trainings

Professional development opportunities designed for district instructional and operational needs

NERIC provides professional development opportunities that support districts on all levels of operation—from the classroom, to the business office, to the technology department.

NERIC’s instructional teams make up a multi-service unit that works with staff in constituent schools to provide innovative technology support. NERIC’s Model Schools program, a component of its instructional teams, facilitates a regional community for district staff to share best practices in instructional technology integration. Instructional staff also provide training and support activities for the software, tools and systems available to districts. Our staff is available for superintendent conference days, school day and after-school workshops (at BOCES/NERIC or your site), and in-service training.

Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) Initiative

Providing pandemic and ongoing hybrid learning needs through professional development and support.

Culturally Responsive Education

Integrating Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education (CRSE). These resources aim to support educators in implementing the New York State Education Department’s CR-S framework in remote and hybrid learning environments.

  • You Are Here: The ‘Why’

    While equity and the practice of cultural responsiveness is a focus in many schools today, the shift to remote/hybrid instruction has created an even greater need. Addressing issues of inequity and ensuring that all students have what they need to succeed can seem exacerbated when students are not physically present in school. This introductory module defines equity and equality in order to set the purpose for cultural responsiveness in remote/hybrid learning environments.
    Synchronous | 3/10/21 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Register

ELLS and/or MLs

Best practices to educate and support English language and multiple language learners. These resources provide assistance and support for remote instruction and communicating with parents and students during the pandemic.

  • How Language Impacts Learning for ELLs (Session #1)

    This session is designed to assist all teachers in understanding how to make content comprehensible for ELLs and/or MLs. Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement. Please register on MLP to receive the link to the recorded webinar and the survey to receive credit.
    Asynchronous | Recording | Register

  • How Language Impacts Learning for ELLs (Session #1)

    This session is designed to assist all teachers in understanding how to make content comprehensible for ELLs and/or MLs. Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement.
    Synchronous | 3.4.21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Register

Families as Partners

Supporting families during remote and hybrid learning. These resources aim to supporting educators’ capacity to transition effective partnering practices used in traditional formats into remote/hybrid learning environments.

  • Families as Partners Overview (Session #1)

    The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students’ academic progress. The relationships, routines, and resources that are the foundation for effective partnerships between families and the school community now require a new approach. In this session, we’ll begin to explore the family partnerships and best practices that establish a thriving learning environment for all students.
    Synchronous | 3.24.21 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Register

  • Families as Partners Overview (Session #1)

    The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students’ academic progress. The relationships, routines, and resources that are the foundation for effective partnerships between families and the school community now require a new approach. In this session, we’ll begin to explore the family partnerships and best practices that establish a thriving learning environment for all students.
    Asynchronous | Available 3.25.21 | Register

SEL

Implementing the SEL Statewide Framework. These resources aim to help educators in supporting the New York State Education Department’s SEL guidance in remote and hybrid learning environments.

  • Shaping a Shared Understanding for Social Emotional Learning

    During this session, participants will work to create a shared definition for social emotional learning and understand its impact in the classroom.
    Synchronous | 3/5/21 | 3-4 p.m. | Register

  • Reviewing the 5 SEL Competencies

    During this session, participants will gain an understanding of the five core SEL competencies and how they connect to the NYS SEL goals.
    Synchronous | 3/12/21 | 3-4 p.m. | Register

  • Shaping a Shared Understanding for Social Emotional Learning

    During this session, participants will work to create a shared definition for social emotional learning and understand its impact in the classroom.
    Synchronous | 4/15/21 | 3-4 p.m. | Register

  • Reviewing the 5 SEL Competencies

    During this session, participants will gain an understanding of the five core SEL competencies and how they connect to the NYS SEL goals.
    Synchronous | 5/4/21 | 3-4 p.m. | Register

Shifting to Teaching Online

Sustaining learning during the shift to remote and hybrid models. These resources will support educators as they transition from in-person learning to a hybrid or remote model of instruction.

  • Structures and Routines – Shift to Online Learning

    Shifting to online instruction requires districts and schools to consider many aspects even before students can begin to learn. The structures and routines that are set up are critical to the future success of teachers and students. This session will provide the considerations to be made prior to shifting and provide extensive resources to assist districts and schools with these decisions.
    Synchronous | 3/16/21 | 9-10 a.m. | Register

Students with Disabilities

Meeting the unique needs of students with disabilities (SWD) in a remote environment can present new challenges. These turnkey trainings aim to support educators in ensuring that all students can continue to access learning while in hybrid and remote environments.

  • Accessibility for All in a Virtual Environment

    It is our students’ rights and our duty to make sure content is accessible, whether students are in person, hybrid or completely remote. This presentation will show how a district can think through the process and make sure they have a ‘toolkit’, or package of tools available to students so they can access the content.
    Asynchronous | Recording | Register

  • eTeach Virtual Tour of Resources to Support Students with Disabilities in the Remote or Hybrid Learning Environment

    This virtual tour will take you through the resources curated on the eTeach website to support instructional planning for students with disabilities in hybrid and remote learning environments. eTeachNY is a coalition of education partners who have come together to support the implementation of the Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) Initiative.
    Asynchronous | Recording | Register

  • Fine Tuning your Hybrid/Remote Learning Community for Students with Disabilities

    This synchronous presentation is Part 1 of the Fine-Tuning Your Virtual/Remote Learning Community professional learning series with the focus on the needs of our students with disabilities. Participants will reflect on the power of establishing norms, agreements and procedures. Particular focus has been placed on establishing these essential classroom elements in a hybrid/remote learning environment.
    Synchronous | 2/22/21 | 3-4 p.m. | Register
    Synchronous | 3/3/21 | 3-4 p.m. | Register
    Asynchronous | Available after 3/3/21 | Recording | Register