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."
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 ...
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 ...
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."
Chittenango Middle School
Chittenango Central School District
Congratulations to David ...
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. ...
Meet our Featured Teacher: Kristy Townsend|
"Using technology effectively has created a classroom culture of collaboration."
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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."
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."
A.A. Gates Elementary School
Port Byron School District ...
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. "
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 ...
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 ...
Meet our Featured Teacher: Renee Patterson|
"As students begin to recognize that they have the tools and the know-how to find the answers they seek on their own, they have become more self-sufficient as researchers and subsequently, more curious and engaged in the topics covered in class."
Onondaga Junior/Senior High School
Onondaga Central School District
Meeting spaces at the CNYRIC receive new names|
The meeting spaces at the CNYRIC have been renamed. The name changes are a result of the organization's recent expansion into Rodax 7 and 8 (previously occupied by OCM BOCES), as well as the reorganization of several conference rooms. In an effort to remain consistent with OCM BOCES' meeting room theme of the Finger Lakes, the CNYRIC's meeting spaces are also named after waterways. Details regarding the new names are below.
Meet our Featured Teacher - John Nadler|
"With increased student motivation and diving deep into the digital tools, students are learning more than ever before."
Eighth Grade ELA
North Syracuse Junior High
North Syracuse Central School District
Congratulations to our October 2016 Featured Teacher John Nadler. John works for North Syracuse Central School ...
CNYRIC earns New York School Public Relations Association 2016 Communications Contest Awards|
September 2016 - The Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) is the proud recipient of two 2016 New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) Communications Contest Awards . The CNYRIC earned both awards for the design and development of school district websites including Syracuse City School District and Ithaca City School District .
NYSPRA will present all awards at the annual New York State School ...
CNYRIC Director Pamela Mazzaferro's plans for the CNYRIC|
The Central New York Regional Information Center has a new leader. Director Pamela Mazzaferro began her new position Monday, Aug. 22.
Pam has developed and initiated a comprehensive entry plan for her first 90 days as director. Click here to view the plan . The plan outlines the goals, objectives, major activities, and timeline for the next three months. Pam's top priority is ...
Pamela J. Mazzaferro becomes new director of Central New York Regional Information Center|
Pamela J. Mazzaferro, director of information technology for the Rome City School District, was appointed July 14 to become the new director of the Central New York Regional Informational Center (CNYRIC), which provides a broad range of technology services to 50 school districts in the region.
Mazzaferro replaces former CNYRIC director Michael Fay, who retired earlier this year after 11 years at the helm. The CNYRIC is a division ...