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Finding Creative Solutions: EDS Helping Districts with Contact Tracing Finding Creative Solutions: EDS Helping Districts with Contact Tracing

Finding Creative Solutions: EDS Helping Districts with Contact Tracing The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our lives over the past year. Of course, it’s done so in some obvious ways (introducing the need for social distancing and wearing masks in public), but it’s also had an impact in ways that have been less overt.  As schools began to reopen their doors ...
OCM BOCES Website Gets a Redesign OCM BOCES Website Gets a Redesign

This week, the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison (OCM) BOCES website received a facelift! CNYRIC designers helped give the website a redesign that focuses on mobile responsiveness (meaning the webpage fucntions as seamlessly on your mobile device as it does on your PC or laptop). It also features a redesigned news portal that helps place a stronger focus on recent events, and other touches that make navigating the website a much more user-friendly experience.  ...
CNYRIC Welcomes New Director Chantal M. Corbin CNYRIC Welcomes New Director Chantal M. Corbin

  OCM BOCES is pleased to announce that Chantal M. Corbin, a 14-year technology coordinator and principal in the Fabius-Pompey Central School District, will become the new director of the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) as of Jan. 25.   Corbin will replace CNYRIC Director Pam Mazzaferro, who is retiring Jan. 8.        OCM BOCES District Superintendent ...
From Around the Region: OCM BOCES Innovation Tech Makes Masks for Protection From Around the Region: OCM BOCES Innovation Tech Makes Masks for Protection

Walking into Innovation Tech on the first day of school, students were not only greeted with waves and virtual hugs, but also a hallway filled with tables of masks in a variety of colors, sizes and patterns. Working together, the staff at Innovation Tech had sewn 537 masks for students to keep, allowing each student to take five masks to use throughout the week.    The idea for making masks came from Facilitator Martha FitzPartrick. ...
OCM BOCES: Class of 2020 Graduations OCM BOCES: Class of 2020 Graduations

Over the past several weeks, Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES held a slew of drive-thru graduations across it's various campuses. Head over to the OCM BOCES website to check the slideshow/videos from the various graduation ceremonies held throughout the region!
COVID-19 Resources COVID-19 Resources

The CNYRIC has been compiling useful resources pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis. By clicking here , you'll be taken to a portal containing information about the Charter Communications free broadband offer , as well as resources pertaining to online learning and and teaching with video .  You'll also find a link to the New York State Regional Information Centers (RIC ONE) Education Pandemic Planning page.    ...
From Around the Region: Cortland High School Hosts Special Awareness Day Event From Around the Region: Cortland High School Hosts Special Awareness Day Event

Source: Original article posted on the  Cortland Enlarged City School District Website Cortland HS had in the past celebrated P.S. I Love You Day - and this was something that Claire and Bridget thought aligned with their goal of raising awareness for mental health.  The mission of P.S. I Love You Day is to bring awareness to the importance of mental health and decrease bullying. The organization ...
Meet Our Featured Teacher: Matthew Starke Meet Our Featured Teacher: Matthew Starke

" Liverpool’s STEM program allows students to develop skills and investigate opportunities in a technology career path. When students enter Matthew’s classroom, they're given a hand-on educational opportunity, one which encourages them to tap into their creativity and expand their ideas. "  ...
From Around the Region: B'ville Class Producing Future Firefighters From Around the Region: B'ville Class Producing Future Firefighters

C.W. Baker High School students recently dressed in full firefighter turnout gear and received forcible entry training at the Baldwinsville Fire Department. The five students -- Josh Tapia, Michael Cerone, Chris Tapia, Jackson Orlando and Robert Thompson – are part of Fire & EMS class this semester. The class has been going strong for about 12 years ago and produces future firefighters ...
Meet Our Featured Teacher: Michael Keenan Meet Our Featured Teacher: Michael Keenan

" As a result of his efforts, Michael’s students are becoming comfortable with technology at a rapid rate. It allows them to access information quickly, and affords them the ability to manipulate data like never before. "    ...
From Around the Region: SCSD Students Enjoy Bilingual Café From Around the Region: SCSD Students Enjoy Bilingual Café

Students in the bilingual program at Delaware enjoyed a special treat to help them develop their dual language skills: they were invited to dine at a bilingual ‘restaurant’ in their classroom, Café de Jardin de Ninos!   “We were very excited to have a hands-on lesson with our little ones,” Natalia Lott, a Spanish as a New Language teacher, explained. “This unit talked about ...
Meet Our Featured Teacher: Lisa Seeley Meet Our Featured Teacher: Lisa Seeley

" Lisa’s use of technology in the classroom allows her to capture evidence of her students during their learning process, and share those moments with parents, colleagues, and the students themselves. These technological components open up communication between peers, and help build a better understanding that helps foster a richer learning environment. "  ...
From Around the Region: Homer Celebrates 200 Years in Education From Around the Region: Homer Celebrates 200 Years in Education

The Homer Central School District honored its 200th year of state-approved education by unveiling a historical sign recently in a ceremony at Homer Elementary School. The historical sign serves as a tribute to the educators, students and families that have kept the Homer Central School District prosperous over the past two hundred years. The sign is a product of collaboration from the community. The ...
From Around the Region: Ithaca HS Ranked As One Of Top STEM Schools in U.S. From Around the Region: Ithaca HS Ranked As One Of Top STEM Schools in U.S.

Ithaca High School is one of the top high schools in the nation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, according to a  ranking by Newsweek . The ranking, released earlier this month, lists the 500 high schools in the U.S. that best provide students experiences in STEM, while also preparing them for post-secondary success. Ithaca ranked at No. 48 overall – the second ...
Meet our Featured Teacher: Kelly Boswell Meet our Featured Teacher: Kelly Boswell

"The increased use of technology in Kelly’s CFM curriculum has really brought life into the class! She can see more engagement and interest in the topics when they’re implemented through some of these new applications/platforms. Students are all participating, and based upon how the Nearpod or HyperDocs are set up, they can go at their own pace. Learning is fully put into the students' hands."  ...
OCM BOCES: Referendum Vote on Crown Road Campus OCM BOCES: Referendum Vote on Crown Road Campus

***The following is from the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES press release regarding the potential purchase of the Crown Road Campus*** Voters who live within the school districts of the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES will be asked to decide Nov. 19 if the educational agency should end its 32-year lease for a campus off Crown Road in Liverpool and purchase the facility for $12.85 million. ...
From Around the Region: Liverpool Elementary Students Meet 'Tim Possible' From Around the Region: Liverpool Elementary Students Meet 'Tim Possible'

For its first Positivity Project assembly of the school year, Soule Road Elementary students had the opportunity to meet a local individual who personifies many of the project’s positive character traits. Motivational speaker and author Tim Conners , along with his service dog Lang, shared details of their many adventures, including a trip to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro... To continue reading, ...
Meet Our Featured Teacher: Jenifer Kelly Meet Our Featured Teacher: Jenifer Kelly

" Through the use of Noodle Tools, students have learned how to collect and organize the information required by the research process, which they will continue to use throughout high school and beyond. By digitizing the workflow in her classroom, Jenifer is preparing her students for future success in a world that has become increasingly technology-focused. "  ...
CNYRIC Tallies Six 2019 NYSPRA Communication Awards CNYRIC Tallies Six 2019 NYSPRA Communication Awards

September 24, 2019  - The Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) is the proud recipient of five 2019 New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) Communications Contest Awards. The CNYRIC earned recognition in the following categories: Special Purpose Publication - " Beyond the Buzz: Why Some Teachers Still Aren't Using Technology "  Website - Syracuse City School District  Website ...
From Around the Region: Lansing Student Podcast Recognized by New York Times From Around the Region: Lansing Student Podcast Recognized by New York Times

Lansing student Trinity Edwards was one of the winners of the New York Times’ Second Annual Student Podcast Contest.   From nearly 900 submissions, only 12 entries were chosen as winners. Trinity Edwards recorded the podcast as part of a unit during spring semester of English 11. The project introduces students to recording and editing techniques and teaches them how to produce their own podcasts.   ...



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