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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 >>
CNYRIC team members participate in Earth Day Litter Cleanup: The outdoor space surrounding the CNYRIC received special attention on Saturday, April 22, thanks to several team members. Together, Joe Napoli, Teresa Fragola, Tammy Mahady, Shelly McConnell, Mike Rood, and Louis Lardear participated in the OCRRA Earth Day Litter Cleanup . Armed with wooden trash pickup tools and plastic bags, the volunteers cleaned up the area immediately around the CNYRIC buildings, as well as parts of East Molloy Road, headed west toward the main entrance of the Air Force Base. The CNYRIC crew collected a pickup truck full of litter! Well done to all of the participants! Thank you for beautifying our area and helping the environment!         more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: Justin Ashworth:     "The students must own the learning. The tools and partnerships that are available today can help empower students to control their own education."        Justin Ashworth Library Media Specialist McNamara Elementary School Baldwinsville Central School District Congratulations to Justin Ashworth, our April 2017 Featured Teacher! Justin Ashworth is the Library Media ... more >>
Is your district's website ADA compliant?: In recent months, several school districts in New York State have been contacted by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) regarding website compliance violations of  section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 .  While OCR has not been specific regarding the details of the violations, the CNYRIC's e-Communications team has uncovered the following as the most significant culprits: The use of Adobe Flash Failure to use the Alt Text fields for images The overuse of graphics containing text Failure to use closed captioning for videos In general, most section 508 violations relate to the use of text, images, and videos and the ways in which they are able to be comprehended by people with visual or hearing impairments, or discerned by assistive technology software ... more >>
Meet our Featured Administrator: Mr. Andy Eldridge:     "The technology isn't the star of the show, but a means to ensure high-level learning is occurring."       Mr. Andy Eldridge Principal Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Congratulations to Mr. Andy Eldridge, our March 2017 Featured Administrator! Andy, a 20-year veteran educator, has been the principal of Jamesville-DeWitt ... more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: Thane Doubet:   "These tools allow students to learn through technology and provide the teacher with the information required to adjust teaching to maximize learning for all students."       Thane Doubet Biology and Chemistry Teacher Cortland Junior Senior High School Cortland ... more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: Kelly Guy:   "You don't have to shuffle papers and there is no chance to lose them.  If I am home sick I can see what we learned using EdPuzzle so I don't fall behind. Then I can open the classwork in Google Classroom and know what to do." -Fifth-grade student Kelly Guy Fifth-Grade Math A.A. Gates Elementary School Port Byron School District Congratulations to our January 2017 Featured Teacher Kelly Guy. Kelly works at A.A. Gates Elementary School in the Port Byron Central School District . Kelly is a 16-year veteran teacher, with three years at Port Byron CSD. Previously, she taught in Kansas City; Waimea, Hawaii; Conway, South Carolina, and toured for a month visiting schools ... more >>
Meet our Featured Teacher: Marianne Glose:   "The best part is that using this technology [Chromebooks and G Suite] allows the students to be curious and interested in learning. " Marianne Glose Second Grade Cherry Road School Westhill Central School District Congratulations to our December 2016 Featured Teacher Marianne Glose. Marianne has taught in the Westhill Central School District  for the past 29 years and currently teaches second-grade. Prior to teaching at Westhill, Marianne was the reading teacher at Cato-Meridian High School for one year and a pre-school teacher at Westside Nursery School for one year. What are some of the innovative ways that Marianne integrates technology into her curriculum? ... more >>
Connecting, collaborating, and forecasting: CNYRIC hosts statewide test scoring meeting: Nearly 50 New York State test scoring professionals recently gathered at the CNYRIC for a two-day meeting. Representatives from the state’s 12 regional information centers were present, as well as members of the New York City Department of Education, Yonkers Public Schools, Buffalo Public Schools, Rochester City School District, and Syracuse City School District. “Things change on a daily basis in the test scoring world, so this bi-annual meeting is a great opportunity for us to connect and exchange best practices,” said CNYRIC Systems Consultant Michele Rourke. As a leader in the state’s test scoring arena, the CNYRIC has hosted the meetings for more than a dozen years. “Much of the state uses the answer sheets that we create, ... more >>



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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 ... 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 ... 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, ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 . ... more >>

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