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Meet our Featured Teacher: Kimberly Kanuck: "By giving students the digital tools to start a project from inception to completion, Kimberly introduced them to entirely new ways of integrating technology into their day-to-day classroom activities. "    Kimberly Kanuck        Global History, AIS Teacher       Dana West Jr.-Sr. High Port Byron Central School District Congratulations to Kimberly Kanuck, our February 2018 Featured Teacher. Kimberly is in the middle of her ninth year of teaching, and has spent the past two-and-a-half ... more >>
From Around the Region: C-NS students building energy-efficient car for Eco Competition: The Performance Engineering Team at Cicero-North Syracuse High School is a group of ambitious, hard-working students who meet every day after school and work together to build energy-efficient vehicles. This year, the team is designing and constructing a custom-made hydrogen fuel-cell car to compete in the  Shell Eco-Marathon  in Sonoma, California in April. The  Shell Eco-Marathon  is an annual, international competition where students of all ages are challenged to design and drive their own ultra-energy-efficient vehicle the farthest on one liter of fuel. Teams are judged on vehicle design and safety features as well as how well participants work together. To learn more about the Performance Engineering Team's work, click here to view the story.  more >>
CNYRIC's "Beyond the Buzz" Featured in NYSED Newsletter: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently featured the CNYRIC's work with one-to-one (1:1) computing in the  January 2018  edition of its "NYS Ed Tech Innovators" newsletter.   As part of the CNYRIC's "Beyond the Buzz" series, " An Administrator's Guide to 1:1 Computing " was designed to give school district administrators a in-depth look at some of the processes and considerations that should be taken into account when implementing a 1:1 technology program.  The feature was created through a collaborative exchange of ideas between CNYRIC staff and administrators who are currently involved in the process of implementing 1:1 technology in their schools. It aims to serve ... more >>
From Around the Region: Liverpool Students and Staff Participate in Hour of Code: Coding has become one of the most important job skills employers seek in potential workers and it’s a skill gaining importance in fields beyond technology.  That’s why Liverpool Central School District library media specialists recently introduced their students to the world of computer science as part of Hour of CodeTM activities around the world.  Elementary and middle school students were presented with multiple coding apps (of varying ability levels) that allowed them to use code to solve puzzles or create games featuring characters from Frozen, Minecraft and Star Wars. They also had the opportunity to program various educational toys such as CleverBots and Code-a-pillars.  At the high school level, library ... more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher - Alaina Weinsztok: "Through the integration of technology into classroom and lab activities, Alaina's students gained invaluable skills that they’ll carry with them well beyond high school. More than simply gaining competence in science and technology, students also developed a deeper understanding of how they can bring public awareness to local concerns by utilizing technology in a polished, professional manner."    Alaina Weinsztok       Living Environment Teacher (Regents and Honors)     Westhill High School ... more >>
CNYRIC to Host Seminar on ADA Accessibility: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards dictate that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.  Is your website meeting ADA standards? Join us for CNYRIC’s seminar on ADA compliance to find out! We’ll be discussing tips and tricks for accessibility, common mistakes to avoid, and how you or your agency can better comply with ADA standards. Come learn why accessibility is so important, and how to ensure that your content can be accessed by everyone. Location: CNYRIC 8, Onondaga/Oneida Rooms 6075 East Molloy Rd. Syracuse, NY 13221 Date: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 Time: 1-3 p.m.   more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: Elizabeth Carpenter:   "Through the incorporation of technology into Beth’s classroom and lab activities, students gain invaluable technology skills that they’ll carry with them well beyond high school. Beyond gleaning general computing skills, students will learn about the use of the Google applications, data collection and analysis, digital graphing applications, simulations, spreadsheets, and slow-motion video analysis. "    Elizabeth Carpenter Physics Teacher Chittenango High School Chittenango Central School District Congratulations to Elizabeth ... more >>
From Around the Region: Skaneateles CSD Grad Returns to Talk Shop with Students: From Around the Region with Skaneateles Central School District Nancy Menapace Cable, a 2005 graduate of Skaneateles High School, recently returned to SHS to speak with seniors in Matt Slauson’s Engineering Design class. Following Mechanical Engineering studies at Northwestern and Syracuse University, Cable is currently working as a senior Engineer at Woodward Inc., an aerospace manufacturing company located in Colorado that focuses on building engines and airframes for companies like Boeing and Caterpillar. Cable spent the period talking with students about what it is like to work as an Engineer and how she went about finding the right job for her. Cable was able to relate to students how the problem solving skills she learned in high school, coupled with her experiences ... more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: Keith Ward:   "Students were allowed to work with software and hardware in a way that replicates how these technologies are used in the world of work. They were not tasked simply with being able to use the technology, but to interact with the technology as a tool to create answers for questions which engineers, scientists, and doctors are currently working to answer. The technology was not the lesson. The technology was the tool by which they expressed their learning."    Keith Ward 10 th Grade English Teacher East Syracuse Minoa Central High School East ... more >>
From Around the Region: Liverpool CSD's Nate Perry Elementary students use art to express "What Lifts You": For Liverpool Central School District's Nate Perry Elementary art teacher Christina Cutlip, introducing her students to contemporary artists is just as important as teaching them about Picasso and DaVinci.  This fall, Cutlip and her students studied the work of international street artist Kelsey Montague. Known for exploring how public art, interactive art and social media intersect, Montague’s  What Lifts You  campaign inspires people to think about what is important to them and share it with others through their art – in person and online.  “She wants people to inspire each other and have a positive impact on social media,” Cutlip said.  After learning more about Montague’s campaign, Cutlip wanted to ... more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: Heather Snyder:   "Heather has been able to teach her students not only how to use the iPads, but put the children in charge of their own assessments... Heather used iPads as much as possible in her classroom, in order to make sure her students were prepared to use technology as an effective tool for learning."    Heather Snyder STEAM Coordinator Southern Cayuga Central School District   Congratulations to Heather Snyder, our October 2017 Feature Teacher. Heather recently became the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics ... more >>
From Around the Region: Lansing High School named National Blue Ribbon School: Congratulations to Lansing High School! Lansing High School in the Lansing Central School District was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School.   On Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Lansing High School has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. The U.S. Department of Education’s prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors both public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their state or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. Lansing High School was recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School” for 2017.   A total of 342 schools were designated as Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos for the 2017 program. ... more >>
Beyond the Buzz: An Administrator's Guide to One-to-One Computing: " Beyond the Buzz: An Administrator's Guide to One-to-One Computing"  is now available online. Read about developing one-to-one computing plans, while exploring methods for utilizing this technology in the classroom.   more >>
CNYRIC earns New York School Public Relations Association 2017 Communications Contest Award: September 2017 - The Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) is the proud recipient of six 2017 New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) Communications Contest Awards . The CNYRIC earned awards for the following areas: Budget/Bond Newsletter (Lansing Central School District, 2017-2018 Budget Newsletter) Calendar (Union Springs Central School District, 2016-17 District Calendar) Community Newsletter (Lansing Central School District, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Community Newsletters) Excellence in Writing (Solvay Union Free School District, “Solvay UFSD rocks the bald and raises $24,697.42 for St. Baldrick's”) Overall Graphics and Design (CNYRIC, Digital Signage Displays) Overall Graphics and Design (Syracuse City School ... more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: Tricia Ludden:   "As a culminating technology project at the end of the year, the students used Google Sites to create their own e-portfolio that showcases all of the tech projects that were completed throughout the year in sixth grade social studies. This portfolio can be used as a reference for their future technology use and when they go to seventh grade, where they will have 1:1 devices."    Tricia Ludden 6th Grade Teacher Appleby Elementary School Marathon Central School District   Congratulations to Tricia ... more >>
From Around the Region: North Syracuse Central School District launches new, mobile responsive website: The North Syracuse Central School District (NSCSD) is pleased to announce the launch of its new and refreshed mobile responsive website, www.nscsd.org . Designed and developed in collaboration with the Central New York Regional Information Center  (CNYRIC), the updated site includes improved calendar features, an interactive staff directory, changes to navigation, and mobile responsive technology for browsing from phones and tablets.   The website was developed with the community in mind, using the results from a website survey conducted in the 2016-2017 school year. As a result of the survey, the structure of the content on the website has been updated and improved, giving users quicker reads and more pictures of students. In addition to this, there ... more >>
From Around the Region: Solvay Varsity Softball presented with NYS Senate Resolution by Sen. DeFrancisco: Congratulations to the Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) Varsity Softball team! After winning the Class B New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championships in June, the Solvay UFSD Varsity Softball team was recently presented with a New York State Legislative resolution in their honor.  On Tuesday, July 18, Senator DeFrancisco presented the Solvay UFSD Varsity Softball team with a New York State Legislative resolution that was passed by both houses. Senate Resolution #2948 was passed on June 20, 2017 and Assembly Resolution #664 was passed on June 19, 2017. The co-sponsored resolution reads: "Congratulating the Solvay Varsity Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Public High School Athletic Association 2017 Softball ... more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: David Chizzonite: "Collaboration becomes the norm, as students share individual data in order to create larger data sets where trends can be analyzed on a broader scale."      David Chizzonite Science Teacher Chittenango Middle School Chittenango Central School District Congratulations to David Chizzonite, our June 2017 Featured Teacher! David teaches 8th Grade Physical Science as well as Accelerated Earth Science at  Chittenango Middle School . He is a 20-year veteran teacher working exclusively in the  Chittenango Central School District .  What are some of the innovative ways that David integrates technology ... more >>
Data Warehouse to host several opportunities for educators and administrators: Save the date for the following opportunities hosted by the CNYRIC's Data Warehouse team. Friday, June 9, 2017 RTI PLC AIMSweb Plus,  FastBridge, and STAR User Groups Data Coordinators will host the Spring AIMSweb, FastBridge, and STAR User Groups and the RTI PLC on Friday, June 9.  These meetings provide the opportunity for coordinators and districts to share best practices in using data to inform instruction. For more information, please contact  Chris  Klivak  at 315-431-8507,  Jenn Brown  at 315-431-8413, or  Michelle Kolceski  at 315-431-8541. AIMSweb Plus User Group The AIMSweb Plus User Group will meet on Friday, June 9 from 8:30-11:15 a.m. in CNYRIC Building 8. The group will focus in on those end-of-year ... more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: Kristy Townsend:   "Using technology effectively has created a classroom culture of collaboration."    Kristy Townsend 5th Grade Teacher St. Margaret's School Syracuse Catholic Diocese Schools Congratulations to Kristy Townsend, our May 2017 Featured Teacher! Kristy has been teaching for nine years, with the last five being at St. Margaret's School in the  Syracuse Catholic Diocese . She currently teaches 5th grade at St. Margaret's School, where she started a 1:1 blended learning environment with Chromebooks last year.  What are some of the innovative ways that Kristy integrates technology into her curriculum? p.p1 {margin: ... more >>



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Meet our Featured Teacher: Kimberly Kanuck:
"By giving students the digital tools to start a project from inception to completion, Kimberly introduced them to entirely new ways of integrating technology into their ... more >>

From Around the Region: C-NS students building energy-efficient car for Eco Competition:
The Performance Engineering Team at Cicero-North Syracuse High School is a group of ambitious, hard-working students who meet every day after school and work together to build energy-efficient vehicles. ... more >>

CNYRIC's "Beyond the Buzz" Featured in NYSED Newsletter:
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently featured the CNYRIC's work with one-to-one (1:1) computing in the  January 2018  edition of its ... more >>

From Around the Region: Liverpool Students and Staff Participate in Hour of Code:
Coding has become one of the most important job skills employers seek in potential workers and it’s a skill gaining importance in fields beyond technology.  ... more >>

Meet our Featured Teacher - Alaina Weinsztok:
"Through the integration of technology into classroom and lab activities, Alaina's students gained invaluable skills that they’ll carry with them well beyond high ... more >>

CNYRIC to Host Seminar on ADA Accessibility:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards dictate that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.  Is your website meeting ... more >>

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