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

March 27, 2024



  • I love this time of year, when grass starts to grow again and flowers start to bloom. Springtime is always the start of new beginnings, longer days and everyone just seems so much happier! We are in the planning phases of our large annual conference this year in a new location with new venues, meeting rooms, etc and it is very exciting. Companies are booking reception spaces and hotel rooms are filling up! And this is March still!! I am truly hoping this will be the largest NYSCATE Annual to date!

  • Get those classroom grants in! Time is running out and I KNOW you all have the coolest ideas just waiting to take shape. I also love that the grant program is now named after our late son, Brandon. The legacy and impact of these grants is the best possible way to remember his light and love for technology and people. If you have not applied, what is holding you back? Make some magic in that classroom and let NYSCATE help!

  • Kudos to the leadership team at Corning-Painted Post High School, with the help of GST BOCES executed a flawless regional conference last Monday! The sessions, the vendors, the food, and the entire day were just outstanding. One of the highlights of my position is to visit many schools throughout the state and the pride that this team had was second to none. Thank you to all of the educators who joined us and to Mike Doughty and Julie Smith for delivering phenomenal keynote addresses. All in all a fantastic day and I look forward to the next!
Annual Conference Registration
Annual Conference Hotel Reservations


The response to the golf tournament has been tremendous. Sign up today as you will not want to miss this event!

Volunteer Opportunity!

Is your specialty Instructional Design and Delivery? How about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. If you are knowledgeable about these topics, we need you as a reviewer of the presentations for the annual conference. Volunteer to help us select the best for 20204!

Volunteer for Program Committee!

Are you ready to make an impact and share your compelling story and ideas at NYSCATE?! Whether you’re a seasoned educator or a passionate newcomer, NYSCATE “TED” Style Talks offer a unique opportunity to amplify your voice, connect with like-minded individuals, and contribute to larger conversations. Public speaking can be nerve-wracking, but it’s also incredibly empowering. 

If you’ve ever wondered how to give a TED talk, now’s your chance. Join our program, refine your speaking skills, and gain the confidence to stand on stage. Whether addressing a breakout room full of educators or addressing the audience just before a keynote, NYSCATE Ted Style Talks will help you elevate and leverage your stories and messages. Participating will empower you to communicate more effectively, inspire change, and advocate for education. As you share your journey, you’ll empower fellow educators to do the same. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positive impact. Your idea could spark change, transform teaching practices, and impact students far beyond your classroom. Don’t keep it to yourself—let the world hear it! 🌟🎙️📣

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Brandon DelCorvo Classroom Grants


The 20204 NYSCATE Brandon DelCorvo Classrooms Grant application will be closing at midnight on April 15, 2024. Act now to submit your application. Each year, grants of up to $2,000 are awarded to NYSCATE members for projects consistent with our Mission Statement. Named in memory of Brandon DelCorvo, these grants are intended to support innovative projects that enhance teaching and learning with technology.

Click on the button below to access the application. All materials must be submitted by midnight on April 15, 2024. Awardees will be announced on or before June 30 and grants will be distributed in July 2024 to your school district. 

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2024 NYSCATE CoSN CTO Clinic

May 9, 2024 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Cortland, NY

Join NYSCATE and CoSN for our annual CTO Clinic on May 9, 2024, at Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, NY as we learn and celebrate on

"Being an Effective CTO"

The past few years have changed the impact that technology leaders, like Superintendents, District Administrators, Principals, CTOs, IT Directors, Network Admins, etc., have had in their schools, districts, and communities. We want to use this time to learn from our peers on practices that have been enabled to help advance teaching and learning with technology during the last few years.

Join us for discussions on the following topics and more:

  • Security Audits
  • Data Security Reviews
  • Artificial Intelligence in K-12 learning and operations
  • Data analytics and usage
  • Digital wellness
  • NY Academic Standards

We will have a keynote presentations from state and national edtech leaders, concurrent presentations on key topics related to the Framework, and vendor exhibits/presentations to enhance your learning and provide you with valuable networking time with your peers and company representatives. The cost for the CTO Clinic is $99 per person. Institutional member districts that are members in both CoSN and NYSCATE are eligible for one complimentary registration as a part of your district membership in CoSN and NYSCATE. Special lodging rates at Greek Peak are also available.

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Central NY Regional Spring Meet-Up

May 15; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join Bonnie Nobiling, NYSCATE Regional Director for Central NY, and other NYSCATE members in the region for this fun "Dinner and TechTalk" at Brooks BBQ in Oneonta on May 15, 2024.

Brian DeBoyace (ONC BOCES) will be presenting a session on "AI in EdTech: The New Teacher's Assistant" and Josh Ratliff (Trafera) will be presenting a session on "Tech Addiction"

Special Thanks to our Sponsor for this Event

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Digital Pathways 2024

WNYRIC - West Seneca

We’re looking for great sessions, and we know you or your staff are incorporating technology in your district in engaging and exciting ways. Others would love to hear and see what you’re doing.

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EmpowerED: Using Technology to Engage all Learners!

June 27 8:30am-3pm

June 28 8:30am-2:15pm

Foxlane High School, Bedford, NY

Are you unable to attend ISTE this year? No worries – we've got the perfect solution for you! Join us at EmpowerED, the ultimate regional event brought to you by the Bedford Central School District, The Bedford Staff Development Center, PNW BOCES, LHRIC, and NYSCATE!

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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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Get Google Certified!

This certification is intended for educators who have been actively using Google in their classroom and would like to prepare themselves for employing Google Apps in more depth. This workshop will prepare participants with the skills needed to take a successfully pass the Google Certified Educator Examination . Do you want to prove your expertise? This Certification is for you!

Google 2 Training Dates:

April 20, 2024. 9am-3pm"

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Spring Into Learning with NYSCATE!

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.

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Corporate Council Connections

News you can use from our Council members

ViewSonic Joins Corporate Council

Modern Classrooms for Student Engagement 

ViewSonic® Education Solutions

As leaders in visual display solutions, ViewSonic transforms classrooms into immersive, 21st century learning environments. With a comprehensive portfolio of services, hardware and software that includes everything from professional development to ViewBoard® interactive displays and the myViewBoard® software suite, as well as esports gaming monitors and big-screen digital signage, our award-winning education solutions deliver unparalleled functionality.

We joined the NYSCATE Corporate Council because of its commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation within the tech industry. We aim to contribute our expertise and resources towards addressing critical industry challenges such as data privacy, cybersecurity, and digital inclusion. Engaging with other leading companies and thought leaders in this forum helps us stay at the forefront of emerging trends and best practices, ultimately enhancing our competitive edge and enabling us to make a meaningful impact on the education technology landscape.

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Upcoming Corporate Council Webinars

Making Technology Sticky:

The Importance of Long-Term Planning 

April 11, 2024, at 11:00 am ET

Join NYSCATE Corporate Council member Trafera to learn more about key elements to include in your long-range technology plan.

The technology landscape has fundamentally shifted in the past few years for schools throughout the world. In this discussion we will be going over the key elements that are required to make an impactful, successful, and real 3-5 year technology plan. From communication, budgets, repair processes, and more you will leave with incredibly powerful insight on the planning process and best practices from successful districts from all over the United States.

Join Scott Jonard, Teaching and Learning Consultant at Trafera, for this important and informative look at how best to utilize information in your technology plan. lessons.  Attendees will learn how to understand the key elements of a successful technology plan for lifecycle planning, develop a realistic budget for a technology plan for lifecycle planning, and set up a system for repairing and maintaining technology devices for lifecycle planning. We will also share best practices from successful districts for lifecycle planning and how to identify emerging technologies that will have an impact on education for lifecycle planning. Finally, we'll discuss the role of technology in personalized learning for lifecycle planning and discuss the impact of technology on equity for lifecycle planning.

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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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