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.

  • Welcoming and Affirming Environments

    A welcoming and affirming environment feels safe. It is a space where people can find themselves represented and reflected, and where they understand that all people are treated with respect and dignity. The environment ensures all cultural identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language, religion, socioeconomic background) are affirmed, valued, and used as vehicles for teaching and learning. Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.
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  • 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. Please register on MLP to receive the link to the recorded webinar and the survey to receive credit.
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  • High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction (Session 3)

    How do we ensure that we have high expectations and rigorous instruction in-person and in remote/hybrid settings? When reflecting upon being culturally responsive, the ultimate goal is to facilitate learning to build efficacious students. As teachers, our actions propel the conditions for all students to succeed. At its core, setting high expectations for students is about creating a culture of perseverance and empowerment.
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  • Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment (Session 4)

    The third principle in the NYSED CRSE framework is “Identifying Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment.” In this session, participants will consider how to position students to become agents of change in our learning environments; how to empower students to learn more about who they are; and how to build connections to the content.
    Synchronous | 6.18.21 | 10-11:30 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.
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  • Using Home Language Supports for ELLs (Session 2)

    Participants will understand how to use home language supports in multiple ways, with students and/or with parents helping their children. Participants will also learn about resources available to content area teachers through NYSED. Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.
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  • Scaffolding Content Instruction for English Learners (Session 3)

    Research-based, proven practices for Scaffolding Content Instruction for English Language Learners. Expand on strategies and tools that support your ELLs. One hour of CTLE credit will be awarded upon course completion. Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.
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  • Applying Key Instructional Strategies for ELLs (Session 4)

    In this Module, participants will review key strategies presented in the first three modules and will expand discussion and practice for applying them for classroom implementation. Participants will hear questions and real life examples that were shared during the synchronous session.
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  • Supporting ELLs’ Academic Language Development in Distance and Hybrid Settings (Session 5)

    In this session, participants will define the importance of teaching academic language to ELLs in distance or hybrid settings; describe strategies for selecting academic vocabulary to focus on during distance or hybrid instruction; explore research-based strategies for supporting ELLs’ academic language development at the word, sentence, and discourse levels; and apply strategies for supporting ELLs’ academic language development in a distance or hybrid setting.
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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. Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.
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  • Families as Partners Overview (Session 2)

    The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students’ academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships between families and the school community. In this session, we’ll dive deeper into these areas and explore research-based best practices that educators can leverage to strengthen connections with families. Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.
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  • Families as Partners Overview (Session 3)

    The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students’ academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships. In this session, we will dive deeper into these areas and explore research-based best practices that educators can leverage to strengthen connections with families. This session builds upon the resources that were shared in Session 2. Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.
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  • Families as Partners Overview (Session 4)

    In this session, we will celebrate successful partnership between schools and families during the 20-21 school year. We will use these ‘wins’ as a springboard for summer planning and take the time for reflective practice in reviewing the last school year as well.
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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.

  • Utilizing a Data Dive Process for SEL Implementation

    David Blahowicz narrates a DATA DIVE PROCESS that Greece CSD enacted as a way to use data for continuous improvements related to SEL implementation. Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.
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  • Case Study Review-SEL Implementation Examples

    Review the implementation of SEL in various districts across the country and reflect on the practices used to create an environment that promotes SEL practice throughout the school community. Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.
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  • Practical Ideas to Embed Emotional Intelligence

    During this session, participants will build an understanding of emotional intelligence for both adults and students and develop ways to use practical strategies to incorporate and build emotional intelligence in the classroom.
    Synchronous | 6.30.21 | 9-10 a.m. | Register

  • Using the CASEL 3 Signature Practices to Check in with your Students

    In this session, we will explore ways we can purposely and practically check in with our students using CASEL 3 Signature Practices.
    Synchronous | 6.15.21 | 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.

  • Building Relationships, Community and Communication (Session 3)

    In Phase 3 of Shifting to Online Learning, the focus is on the importance of building relationships and community. This phase has been designed to use the structures and routines introduced in Phases 1-2 to build community and communication, two essential elements of healthy classroom cultures, whether in-person, blended or in a virtual model.
    Synchronous | 6.10.21 | 12-1 p.m. | Register

  • Deep Dive: Community & Communication (Session 4)

    In phase 4 of Shifting to Online Learning, the focus is on making connections between actions related to teacher credibility for in-person and virtual setting, reflecting on the importance of these connections in building community and exploring activities to build community for hybrid & remote settings that focus on: opening routines/rituals, daily interactions, small group activities, agreements, and home-school communication.
    Synchronous | 6.10.21 | 1-2 p.m. | Register

  • Deep Dive into Engagement (Session 5)

    In phase 5 of Shifting to Online Learning, the focus is on understanding and reflecting on the different layers of engagement and exploring engagement strategies to use in synchronous, semi-synchronous & asynchronous instructional models.
    Synchronous | 6.16.21 | 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.

  • High Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities

    This session will familiarize participants with the High Leverage Practices for students with disabilities that help overcome their barriers to remote learning. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their current practice and create a plan to address areas of need. This asynchronous training must be completed by 5.21.21. Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Fine Tuning Your Hybrid/Remote Learning Environment (Part 2): Relationships, Trust and Credibility

    Utilizing high impact strategies and the Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities, this session will focus on creating positive relationships with students and with their families as well as building trust and credibility. Whether you are starting the year or reflecting mid-year, ensuring positive and productive relationships is essential for fine tuning your classroom. This session will focus on creating an environment which is beneficial to all students while providing additional considerations for students with disabilities. The asynchronous module must be completed by 5.21.21.
    Synchronous  5.17.21 | 3-3:30 p.m. | Asynchronous | Recording | Register

  • Fine Tuning Your Hybrid/Remote Learning Environment (Part 3): Peer to Peer Relationships

    Part three of Fine Tuning Your Hybrid/Remote Learning Community focuses on fostering relationships between peers. Participants will reflect on their own practice and identify what needs to be fine-tuned for all students, while taking into consideration the needs of their students with disabilities.
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