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Instructional Media Resources

This service provides planning and coordination for Erie 1 BOCES component districts for the use of video conferencing, virtual field trips, Internet2 and other online resources for the purpose of enhancing learning experiences across the curriculum. The goal of this service is to expand opportunities for sharing, collaborating, information exploration and retrieval, and off-site learning experiences.

One day of support is included in this service. This base cost allows districts to participate in all other Instructional Media Resources services and to participate in any Online Education service (454.400).

Membership in Erie 1 BOCES School Library System (or local BOCES School Library System)
  1. Provides contact person to coordinate district/BOCES activities.
  2. Provides opportunity for teacher training
  3. Provides feedback for evaluation purposes through teacher survey as developed by service administrators
  4. Maintains records of video conferences, virtual field trips and online events attended by district staff and students
The WNYRIC utilizes cost effective best practices determined by research that allows our experienced and trained technical staff to perform robust testing and support of the WNYRIC network in the areas of security, infrastructure, energy nagement, virtualization strategies, disaster recovery and business continuity. Therefore, we are able to be a district advocate for vendor contract issues and aggressively negotiate contract pricing and performance terms. 

Staff follow best practices in order to provide necessary security as it relates to the most recent student, teacher and principal data security and privacy regulations.

Service Desk can be reached Monday –Friday from 7:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. by calling (716) 821-7171, 1-800-872-0780 or by e-mail at; or click HERE for our live chat.  A representative will be available from 4:30 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. to assist you with calls regarding emergency situations. During all other hours and holidays, a caller will receive important information regarding coverage.



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Brian Blaszak


Alicia Thompson