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Enhancing education through the appropriate use of technologies for all educators in New York State. 

June 7, 2024


  • Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for the board of director positions! We had 5 incredible candidates for the At-Large position and it came down to the wire with a few of them. The results will be made public in the coming weeks, but never underestimate the value of your vote. Once again, the election came down to less than a handful of votes.

  • I had an amazing meeting at Rochester Institute of Technology this week regarding having our STEAMfest and MakerFaire there. Although we have not finalized a contract yet, the meetings were fantastic and we are planning on all systems GO for the 2024 MakerFaire and STEAMfest! The location is perfect with free parking and beautiful facilities. Mark your calendars now for the weekend of November 15 for STEAMfest and November 16 for MakerFaire. Volunteers are definitely needed for both events since it is no longer the same weekend of the conference.

On another very exciting note - I had the pleasure of meeting with Syracuse University and OCM BOCES today about planning a full-day eSports Experience the Saturday before the Annual Conference. We will be onsite at a high school, then at SU with the 3 new arenas they are opening, and then at a full-blown gaming arena! So excited to make these connections through our incredible members, in this case, Amy Keesey! Looks like the November event is shaping up to be INCREDIBLE!!!

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2024-25 Board of Directors Election

Thank you to everyone who voted for the Board of Directors! We had a record number of votes cast! Teh results will be made public once all candidates have been notified.

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NYSCATE 2024 Award

Nominations Now Open!!

We invite you to step into the limelight by nominating yourself or a deserving colleague for one our our three prestigious NYSCATE awards, the Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Leader of the Year, and Superintendent of the Year. 

Click on the link to access the nomination forms for all three award categories. Nominations are due by September 30, 2024. Awardees will be honored at our annual conference in November.

Transforming Education Through AI

Welcome to 'Integrating AI for Success,' a groundbreaking virtual conference where leading experts converge to explore the transformative power of artificial intelligence in education. Join us for insightful discussions led by expert speakers on a diverse array of topics, including ...

August 1 • Online •. $99 • Recording Available

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Emerging EdTech - Episode 15 - AutoDraw

Newly Released Episode!

Student-Facing AI in the Elementary Classroom with Holly Clark

See all of our past episodes as well!

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WNY Regional Conference

Jamestown, New York

August 7, 2024

Southwestern Elementary School

The Ed Tech Building Blocks Conference! Join us as we explore the fundamental components of education technology, with a spotlight on AI, NYS Computer Science Standards, and cybersecurity. Additionally, don't miss our panel discussion featuring workplace experts, who will share insights on the essential skills necessary for success in today's rapidly evolving career landscape. Get ready to construct a brighter future, one block at a time.

Capital Region Conference: AdironTeQ Summit

August 22, 2024

Queensbury, NY

The AdironTeQ Summit Regional Conference, in partnership with NYSCATE, welcomes educators from all subjects to engage in a dynamic exploration of advancements in teaching and learning with technology. Join us for diverse sessions tailored for educators, technology leaders, and administrators eager to enhance digital literacy skills. Dive into discussions aligned with NYSED standards and discover the latest in educational technology and emerging technologies. Elevate teaching practices through innovation – a valuable opportunity for educators of all subjects at this multifaceted event.

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Join our Upcoming Cohorts!

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July 13, 2024. 9am-3pm"

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Respons-ABLE Educator NYSCATE Cohort

Begins July 8, 2024

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New Courses July 1st!

Self-Paced Professional Development for Educators

Learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. These courses have been created by NYS educators for NYS educators. Learn how to engage your students in learning and provide real solutions for your class.

We have courses that support the NYS English language learner requirements, courses that support the CS & DF Standards, and courses that support teaching and learning.

Contact mguthrie@nyscate.org for large bundle pricing information.

Corporate Council Connections

News you can use from our Council members

Remind’s best-loved features are coming to the ParentSquare platform. Now, you can use voice clips to add a personal touch to written messages and group codes to simplify group management and access. Popular teacher communication features will be coming soon, so stay tuned for more news!

Book Creator is pleased to announce our latest feature update, which we know will have a big impact on classrooms around the world. Using the technology developed for Google Translate, you can now translate in Book Creator.

Translate text, audio, comments, video captions - even whole books! All with one click.

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Upcoming Corporate Council Webinars

Beyond Ed Law 2-d:

Vetting Edtech Solutions That Move the Needle on Learning

June 6, 2024

11:00 am

Join NYSCATE Corporate Council member Instructure as we look Beyond Ed Law 2-d: Vetting Edtech Solutions That Move the Needle on Learning.

The need to deliver safe, equitable, and data-informed resources to educators, students, and parents is more important than ever. Ed Law 2-d mandated safety and security vetting but when it comes time to decide what education technology tools districts should continue to invest in and support, administrators need access to meaningful data and analysis for effectiveness, especially when faced with rising costs and smaller budgets.

Learn more about how you can begin building evidence in your own context to answer critical questions about how your edtech products are working, for which students and under what conditions.

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App Smashing FUN to Maximize Learning for ALL Learners

June 6, 2024

3:00 pm

Join NYSCATE Corporate Council members Ideamapper and Wakelet as we learn how these two great applications can work well for your students.

Learning is FUN, DYNAMIC, EVER CHANGING, and able to be PERSONALIZED! That’s what we will explore in this first ever joint session from Wakelet and Ideamapper. You’ll learn more about the two separate products, you’ll also learn some “App-smashing” tips you can put into use immediately. Suitable for any grade level, any content/subject area - we will share free resources and talk about how you can learn more.

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Communications Equity:

How to Engage Your Hardest-to-Reach Families and Support Your Entire School Community

June 11, 2024

11:00 am

Join NYSCATE Corporate Council member ParentSquare to learn more about ways to engage with your hard to reach families.

From technology equity to language barriers, it’s not easy to engage every family in your school community – especially that persistently unreachable “last 10%” of families. In this session, we will explore how to overcome several common barriers to family engagement and involve your hardest-to-reach families. Leave with tips on how to ensure communications equity and build a vibrant and inclusive school community that supports every parent, student, and staff member.

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NYSCATE is proud to be the state affiliate/chapter member in

New York for these national EdTech organizations.

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National Coalition for Technology

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