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GST Summer Regional Tech Summit Two-Day Event Will Feature National Speaker Educators will not want to miss this year’s Greater Southern Tier Summer Regional Tech Summit. Featuring a full-day workshop with nationally...
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New Science Learning Standards Timeline Get Ready for Transition and Implementation Each year, fourth and eighth graders grab their No. 2 pencils and prepare to take the New York State science assessment. In the coming school year,...
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Strengthening Security and Privacy New regulations impact school data operations The data security and privacy obligations of third-party contractors, including educational agencies, are at the forefront of a state-wide effort...
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New Wave The New Digital Pathways Conference For more than a decade the Western New York Regional Information Center (WNYRIC) has played host to the New York State Association for Computers and...
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Library Resource Vendor Fair Erie 1 , O/N and Erie 2 CC BOCES’ School Library Systems held a Library Resource Vendor Fair at Erie 1 BOCES. More than 100 attendees and 30 vendors participated in the demonstrations....
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Making a Maker Faire WNYRIC is Part of Rochester Maker Faire at Every Level The Western New York Regional Information Center (WNYRIC) staff played many roles in Rochester Mini Maker Faire’s transformation...
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NYSCATE Annual Conference Shares Innovative Ideas Like any well-manned ship, the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE) Annual Conference takes many hands to...
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Test Scoring Vendor Selected for New Service School districts now have another option for scoring their state assessments that is also eligible for state aid. Following a successful pilot, a new service...
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Making It WNYRIC is Part of First-Ever STEAM Day at Rochester Maker Faire The Rochester Mini Maker Faire grew in size by one day this year, thanks in part to the Western New York Regional Informational...
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Computer-based Testing is a State Priority WNYRIC offers support for schools For years, the flow of paper test booklets and scannable answer sheets to and from school buildings has been honed to a science, but it is also a...
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School Climate Survey Enters Pilot Year 2 State seeks more districts to participate New York state’s focus on ensuring a healthy and positive school environment will take one more step forward. In 2017-18, approximately 30...
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More Choices in Phone Systems Mitel and Cisco are WNYRIC's supported vendors Today, a phone is more than just a tool to call the office or dial a parent. In light of this, districts have been asking for more options...
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Vendors' Bids Awarded Request for proposals awarded in June 2018 The Western New York Regional Information Center periodically sends out Request for Proposals (RFPs) in response to districts’ needs, new state...
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Meet David Brace Familiar face takes on new role David Brace is a familiar face at Erie 1 BOCES, having worked in several different roles over the past 20 years  with the Western New York Regional...
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WNYRIC Supports Website Accessibility Software Site Improve is WNYRIC's supported program, Blackboard has new 'Ally' Whether it is a word document, PDF, or a webpage, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil...
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O365 Version A3 Minecraft is one new advantage with update The Office 365 (O365) update from version A1 to A3 comes with big changes and big advantages. One of those advantages is the popular 21st-century...
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Providing leadership and supervision Every district is required to have a physical education (PE) director to provide leadership and supervision for physical education instruction, intramural activities, and interschool athletic...
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Blended learning Three tips to increase student readiness Technology is everywhere. It’s in your home. In your school. It’s even on the school buses. Wherever you turn, technology is staring you...
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Don’t get caught phishing without a pole As usage becomes greater by the day, so does being scammed. Hackers are just looking for ways to steal your personal information – whether at home or at work.  According to Get Cyber...
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Changing how students learn If teachers thought engaging students in learning was hard before, just wait. Mobile technology has brought an entirely new set of challenges for keeping students’ attention in the classroom....
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When "Tech Support" Calls You An employee at the WNYRIC Education Campus recently received a phone call from an individual who offered technical (tech) support for his computer. This individual claimed that there were many...
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New Active Learning Spaces Studies show that children learn better when they are more comfortable, which leads to an increase in creativity. Educators are reacting to those studies by implementing more flexibility into K-12...
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Keeping District Data Secure With technology ever changing, school districts can find it hard to keep up with the evolution while still keeping student data safe. The WNYRIC Data Privacy & Security service aims to help...
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Protecting District Networks The Enhanced Cybersecurity Service is offered by WNYRIC to districts to help protect their network security. This service deals mainly with hardware and software issues that can put districts at...
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Leadership Seminar for Administrators This summer, WNYRIC will be offering a two-day workshop called “The Breakthrough Coach.” The workshop is intended to help teach administrators strategies and implement systems that...
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Is a Maker Faire Right for Your School? Staff developers from the WNYRIC joined the Buffalo Maker Faire for a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness at the Buffalo Science Museum. WNYRIC staff developers...
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Update on Network Outage Monday, 06/05/17 Following the last two week’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks, the network is now fully restored. As noted previously, the purpose of a DDOS is to halt...
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Protection from Cyber Threats At the WNYRIC, we have seen a marked increase in the number of compromised school computer systems. The majority of these threats arrive by innocent-looking email, links and ads presented to...
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WNYRIC to Host Vendor Demonstrations The WNYRIC Website & Notification Solutions team will be hosting three vendor demonstrations in March and early April. These are available to any WNYRIC district, regardless of participation in...
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WNYRIC Offers New Visitor Management Services In an effort to a ssist school districts in ensuring a safe learning environment for their students, WNYRIC is offering two new options for screening visitors prior to allowing access into district...
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Museum Collaboration Offers A New Take on ‘Olden Days’ Erie 1 BOCES is collaborating with an Amherst museum to offer an enriching four-day program in which students participate in an authentic learning experience that immerses them in local history, as...
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Tech Fest 2016 The vital role of technology in the classroom was the focus of the 2016 Western New York Regional Information Center (WNYRIC) Tech Fest at the Erie 1 BOCES Education Campus. . This year's Tech...
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Leadership Through Collegiality Strategies for more effective leadership took center stage at the joint Instructional Development Advisory Board (IDAB) and Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) professional development...
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Islands of Enlightenment In recent years, educators have been expanding the use of virtual learning to engage youth, and one such set of virtual worlds is hosted by WNYRIC. The “Islands of Enlightenment...
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Rethinking disciplinary strategies in WNY The progress in restorative justice practices in Western New York (WNY) is a model for the rest of the country, according to Tom Cavanagh, Ph. D., at a regional meeting of 180 professionals on June...
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STEAMfest Provided Exciting Staff Development Activities Participants work on the “Hummingbird Challenge,” an event focused on using a robotics kit and computer coding skills to design and build a product. The...
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Digital Wave 2016 The 12th annual Digital Wave Conference was held in May for Western New York (WNY) school districts. The event was co-sponsored by NYSCATE, CA BOCES, Erie 1 BOCES, Erie 2 BOCES and ON BOCES. More...
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eSchoolData Spring Conference The eSchoolData Spring Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 10.  Several members of the eSchoolData vendor's staff, along with the WNYRIC support team, will be bringing to you many of the...
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CSLO Online Option   CSLO Online Courses   CSLO will now offer voluntary changes to the way districts receive staff development.  In years past districts...
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School Maker Faire at Wellsville Wellsville Central School District hosted their very first School Maker Faire at Wellsville Elementary on Saturday, March 19. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., nearly 300 attendees crowded the event, which...
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Engaging Girls in STEM The Erie 1 BOCES STEAM Academy was host to SciGirls: Engaging Girls in STEM. The professional development workshop focused on inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equality....
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Hour of Code This year Hamburg High School students participated in the Hour of Code in conjunction with Erie 1 BOCES. Hour of Code is an opportunity to expose students of all grade levels to a career in...
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Junior Docent Program Makes Students the Subject Experts on Darwin Martin House Creating subject matter experts on the topic of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Darwin Martin House is one outcome of the junior docent program, offered by the Martin House complex and Erie 1 BOCES. ...
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Conference Bridge Service Communicate and collaborate instantly with decision makers, teachers, parents, vendors and other districts scattered across geographies and time zones. WNYRIC conferencing services provide the...
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Service Presentations at Erie 1 BOCES On December 9, the WNYRIC team presented to superintendents, business officials, technology coordinators and assistant superintendents   of Erie 1 BOCES component districts. Some of the...
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Cyber Insurance The same type of breaches of personal information happening with banks, stores and credit card institutions are also risk factors for schools. This increased risk, and the...
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Interactive STEAM Development and Playground The Erie 1 BOCES STEAM Academy presents the first STEAM playground, hosted by the Niagara Falls Aerospace Museum. This day-long presentation will allow for participants to get actively engaged with...
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Smart Schools Investment Plan All WNYRIC districts have submitted their Instructional Technology Plans and will receive approval from the Department of Education before January 1, 2016.  The next plan on the horizon for...
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Admin Mini Conference The WNYRIC held several, free, informational sessions dealing with school safety and educational technology. Administrators who attended heard from the FBI, Erie County Sheriff’s Department,...
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E-rate Workshop Schedule for FY 2016-17 The workshops will be offered as follows. If you have any questions please contact Sue Melancon via smelancon@e1b.org or 716-821-7455. Form 470 Workshop Schedule: -Wednesday, October...
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