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Mon, 1/22/2018, 3:45PM - 12:00AM
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Keeping District Data Secure
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...
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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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Data to Improve Instruction   Patrick Christie and Jill Sherman from the Cleveland Hill School District. Approximately...
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Mobile Device Prep Let us do the work to get your mobile devices ready for your end users. We will unbox, tag, gather MAC addresses for you, check for damage or malfunction, install devices into their cases, enroll...
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SSL (Secured Socket Layer) Certificate An SSL certificate is a signed electronic guarantee that verifies the authenticity of a particular server. It's primarily used for providing web pages through an encrypted connection. Any service...
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Virtual Server Storage The Remote Virtual Server & Storage Hosting service enables districts to take advantage of the Green Technology Initiative by providing a virtual machine on a hosted, centralized VMWare...
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Early Data Warehouse Reports for Teachers On June 2, 2015, the WNYRIC Data Warehouse published a series of reports to show student performance on the recently completed 3-8 ELA and Mathematics assessments. The reports were developed to help...
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Copier Hard Drive Security In the ever changing landscape of technology, security and privacy are a major concern. Recently, an often overlooked question about technology security was raised at a seminar. All copy machines...
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Managing Your School District’s WNYRIC Budget After the new fiscal year begins July 1, and as the year progresses, districts may find it necessary to adjust their WNYRIC budget. Any contemplated adjustment to your district’s WNYRIC...
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Executing field testing is reminiscent of a sports field Executing a new initiative is like a sports game. There is the preparation, where different scenarios are considered; the execution, where the unpredictable has to be dealt with; and the post-game...
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Project Fees (MPN) Explained and Slight Adjustment to Maximum Levels for 2015-2016 Please click on the attachment below. Project Fees FAQ2.pdf
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School Websites Serve Parents & Community Click through any school website and you’ll be surprised at the depth and breadth of information on its webpages. Most sites today act as a landing base for many district documents; from board...
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MinecraftEDU More than 55 million copies have been sold worldwide of Minecraft, a virtual environment where gamers fashion imaginative spaces and objects using blocks. Now, teachers in Western New York are...
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WNYRIC Webs That Work Service Powers Winning Website North Tonawanda City Schools earned an Honor Award from the New York State Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) for their district website that is powered by the WNYRIC Schoolwires Centricity...
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The WNYRIC Welcomes You Back to School! Please visit our newly created or updated Web pages by accessing our "I need services for..." drop down box above. New: Central Office and Facilities Services E-Mail and Electronic...
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Creating their own high-tech learning experience Second grade students from Heritage Heights Elementary school in the Sweet Home district got to work drawing pictures of the weather. These were pictures with a purpose, though, as they would soon...
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Understanding the Holocaust Over the past month, Buffalo State College and the Burchfield Penney Art Center have welcomed Holocaust survivors, artists, students and educators to an exhibition organized by The Anne Frank Center...
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Niagara Falls High School Math Scores to 'FLIP' Over The Flipped Classroom is a teaching model that blends traditional instructional methods with online components and has been gaining interest and momentum in the Western New York region. Chemistry...
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