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     12/01 - Online Class: Safe and Savvy on the Internet: Down with Digital Dirt!
     12/04 - Workshop: Web 2.0 for Grades 7-12
     12/11 - Workshop: Transform Your Teaching With iPads
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     02/02 - Online Class: Flip Out! (Spring 2015)
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Mr. Johnsteven Melfi
Math Teacher
Onondaga Central Jr./Sr. High School
Onondaga Central School District


Mr. Johnsteven Melfi is a teacher at Onondaga Central Jr./Sr. High School in the Onondaga Central School District (OCS). He teaches Algebra II/Trigonometry with honors and Geometry with honors. His teaching career began 18 years ago at Bishop Grimes, and he has been at OCS for the past 16 years.

Follow Mr. Melfi on Twitter: @jsm0525

What are some of the innovative ways Mr. Melfi integrates technology into his curriculum?
This is Mr. Melfi's second year flipping his classroom. He records all of his lessons using present.me. At the end of each video, students reply to a Google Form to help Mr. Melfi assess the students' level of understanding. This practice allows him to see how students are doing before each class and provides a starting point for classroom instruction. Mr. Melfi participated in the CNYRIC's online professional development class, Leveraging Technology for the Common Core Classroom. As a part of the course, he learned about Padlet, a collaborative tool for sharing sticky notes, files, and links. Now, after students watch his instructional videos, they share some HOT ("Higher Order Thinking")questions via Padlet, which allows everyone to write down their questions in one spot.  He also began using Google Classroom this year, which allows him to share his instructional videos, check for understanding forms, as well as post and collect assignments. According to Mr. Melfi, "The best thing about Google Classroom is that when students have questions they can post and other students or myself can answer." Mr. Melfi is a trailblazer at OCS Jr./Sr. High.  [more...]

Is This You?
Are you the type of teacher who thinks about technology integration and new ways to enhance instruction, engage students, and make learning fun?  Know someone who fits the profile?  Recommend a "Featured Teacher" so we can recognize and celebrate great work in the area of instructional technology!
 
  Past Featured Teachers:
ESM's STEAM Team (October 2014)
Katrina Ercole & Maureen Manke (June 2014)
Marcia Cornell (May 2014)
Jennifer Kirchoff (April 2014)
Heather Turner (March 2014)
Michael Flood (February 2014)
Lindsay Cesari (January 2014)
Kevin Misiano (December 2013)
Chris DiFulvio (November 2013)
Christina Luce (October 2013)
Amy Furletti (September 2013)
Caitlin Mack  (June 2013)
Keith Newvine (May 2013)
Katie Regan (April 2013)
Mary Ward (March 2013)
Tracy Brady (February 2013)
Erica Martin (January 2013)
Lisa Sammon (December 2012)
Nancy Dalley (November 2012)
Sue Kowalski (October 2012)
Audrey Misiano (September 2012)




 


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Meet our Featured Teacher, November 2014:
Mr. Johnsteven Melfi is a teacher at Onondaga Central Jr./Sr. High School in the Onondaga Central School District (OCS). He teaches Algebra II/Trigonometry with honors and Geometry with honors. His teaching ... more >>

ITD TALKS: Flipped Classroom Pioneer Delivers Dynamic Day:
Flipped Classroom Pioneer Jon Bergmann inspired more than 100 Central New York teachers and administrators during his interactive workshop at the CNYRIC Wednesday, Oct. 22. Throughout the day-long ITD ... more >>

Meet Our Featured Teachers, October 2014, The STEAM Team:
Pine Grove STEAM Team 8th Grade, Trans-Disciplinary Pine Grove Middle School East Syracuse Minoa Central School District The STEAM Team is a trans-disciplinary group of eighth ... more >>

School District Spotlight, October 2014, Onondaga Central:
Our Data Warehouse team is pleased to continue the “School District Spotlight,” an initiative to showcase districts that embrace data.  This October we celebrate the Onondaga Central ... more >>

School District Spotlight: September 2014, Fayetteville-Manlius:
Our Data Warehouse team is pleased to introduce the “School District Spotlight,” an initiative to showcase districts that embra ce data. This September we celebrate the Fayetteville-Manlius ... more >>

Experience the New CNYRIC Website:
As  a leader in 21st century technology for 50 school districts across the Central New York region, it’s imperative that our website remain a pivotal resource for educators and administrators. ... more >>
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