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

November 1, 2023


On the Road Again!

Congratulations to the team at SCRIC who put together a tremendous Leadership & Innovation Showcase in Binghamton and to the team at NYSSBA - what an event in Buffalo last week! Of course, we cannot forget our great friends an partners at SAANYS, whose conference just concluded in Cooperstown. Always great to so many familiar faces at these tremendous events across the state.

Speaking of which - we have 2 coming up next week - Hudson Valley Regional, being held at Wappingers CSD in on Tuesday, November 7 and North Country Collaborative will be held at Clarkson University on Thursday, November 9! Come out and join us!

The Countdown has begun!

It is really hard to believe that the Annual Conference is only 17 days away! Numbers are looking great for attendance and the exhibit floor is completely sold out! We currently have over 50 classrooms signed up for STEAMfest on Friday and the MakerFaire is shaping up to be another amazing event. If you would like to help out in any way - please volunteer! We could use assistance for the STEAMfest with well over 1000 students onsite, it is a great day to help out and fill your cup for sure!

Schedule your headshot now!

Who does not need an updated digital headshot for your social media and professional profiles? Instead of the pens and gadgets, NYSCATE is giving you this opportunity at the conference! Photos will be sent to you immediately in a digital format. Schedule yours today - no additional cost!


Schedule Now!

Emerging EdTech - Episode 2 - Wakelet!

Emerging Ed Tech with Tim Needles

Online NYSCATE Apparel Store - Open until November 6!

Offering a great selection of Men's Women's Apparel, we are also happy to release other options this year such as accessories, a NYSCATE Pride Collection, as well as STEAMfest and MakerFaire apparel! Bonus - if you are planning on attending the NYSCATE Conference, you do not have to pay shipping - simply go through the online purchasing process and then you can select - pick it up at the conference. If you prefer to have it shipped to your house - that is fine as well but you will incur normal shipping fees. Please note that 10% of all sales go directly to the Brandon DelCorvo Classroom Grant Scholarship Fund! This year we gave out just under $20,000 in classroom grants!

NYSCATE 2023 Online Apparel Store & More - NOW OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 6




We are looking for participants from NYSCATE to do 5 minute Presentations for our FAB 5 Sessions. These presentations are light and lively ideas or edtech tools shared out in a 5 minute format. You choose your presentation style. If you are going to be at the Conference and want to try out a Fab 5 please take a moment to fill out the form below and we will reach out to you with more information! Thank you!

Sign Up NOW!

NYSCATE Focus Group Session

Panelists Needed!

Each year, NYSCATE and our Corporate Council members conduct focus group meetings to discuss key areas in the development and implementation of their various products and services. These council members look for engaged NYSCATE members to interact and provide assistance. 

We will be hosting in-person focus group sessions during the 2023 Annual Conference in Rochester, NY on November 19 - 20, 2023. Each session will last 75 minutes and will include 6 to 8 NYSCATE member along with a session facilitator and representatives from the council member company. If you are attending the annual conference and would like to be a panelist, please click on the button below to sign up as soon as possible.  If selected for a session, you will be notified by email for your session(s). NYSCATE will award you a $25 Amazon gift card for each session you attend.

Click Here to Register

We've officially launched the Generative Age series as a podcast!

Tune in at your convenience to explore the rapidly evolving world of generative AI and its impact on education.

We Will be live from the Annual Conference with our Key Note Speakers!

Next Sessions in Live Series:


January 8, 2023. Matt Miller-Shades of Gray: Cheating or Thought Partner

February, 5, 2023. Ken Shelton-AI bias and discrimination

No Cost, Registration required

Apple Podcast

Take a dive deeper into the AI world!

These hands-on workshops will let you do that and provide you with resources to use in your district.

November 14: Bot or Not?! Decoding Dishonesty and Promoting Academic Integrity

December 12: Rebooting Education: 2.0 strategies for teaching in the Generative Age (AI)

January 23: Socrates’ Standards: Developing a class/school AI position statement and policies that reflect your mission and values

February 13: Prompt Engineering: Writing the perfect AI prompt to get the best response

March 19: Navigating the intersection of AI and ELA

$199 For the Entire Series

(Get the recording if you missed a session!)


$35 per session

4:30 - 5:30pm

For more information or to Register

It's not too late to Join in!

Last Chance to Register!

November 7, 2023

Roy C Ketchum High School

Wappingers Falls, NY

2023 North Country Collaborative Regional Conference

November 9, 2023

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

See Full Schedule
Educators RFP

Vendor RFP


Fall Cohort

Respons-Able Educator Certification

Begins Nov. 29

Fall New York Educator Cohort. The program is asynchronous self-paced online learning in combination with two (2) synchronous online cohort gatherings. The Respons-Able Educator Certification (REC) is a whole new way to help teachers embed and implement digital citizenship elements in their classroom.

For more info or to register

Get Google Certified!

Take a deep dive into your G Suite with this full-day professional development opportunity. Explore various Google Applications that will assist in transforming your classroom as well as other aspects of your professional life. Basic knowledge and understanding of Google is recommended but not necessary to participate in this learning opportunity. This is a preparatory class for the Google 1 Exam.

Google 1 Training Dates:

November 7 & 8, 2023. 4pm-7pm

December 16, 2023. 9am-3pm

January 29 & 39, 2024. 4pm-7pm

February 10, 2024. 9am-3pm

March 4 & 5, 2024. 4pm-7pm

Google 2 Training Dates:

April 20, 2024. 9am-3pm


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.

For more information or to register

Corporate Council Connections

News you can use from our Council members

Book Creator is an invaluable tool for New York educators. This user-friendly platform empowers teachers to foster creativity and critical thinking skills in their students no matter the age, ability or literacy level.

To support schools across New York further, Book Creator has created a specific New York Book Creator hub where educators can go to learn more about Book Creator, how NY schools can work with us, how we align to the NYSED CS/DF standards as well as blog resources and NY Ambassador testimonials.

Click Here to View the Book Creator NY Hub

Rubrik to host free virtual summit on cybersecurity November 1 & 2

The number of cyber attacks targeting the public sector, including K-12, increased by 95 percent in the second half of 2022!!

Join Rubrik's Public Sector Summit to learn about a new approach to cybersecurity. During this event you’ll learn:

  • Why traditional cybersecurity isn’t enough to defend against today’s threats
  • Cyber resilience strategies top CISOs use to create effective recovery plans
  • How IT and security teams can work together to improve cybersecurity
  • How to leverage AI and automation to find and recover from threats faster

Click Here to Learn More & Register

Edmentum Announces Exciting News

for NY Educators!

We are thrilled to announce that Edmentum's Exact Path has been officially approved as a Student Learning Objective (SLO) assessment by the New York State Education Department. This recognition supports our commitment to providing educators and students with high-quality, data-driven solutions that drive academic success.

We're proud to be a part of your educational journey and look forward to continuing to support NY educators and learners in achieving their goals.

Click Here to Learn More About Exact Path

Ideamapper launches The Mind Mapping Micro Grant

The Ideamapper Mind Mapping Micro Grant is a fully funded initiative which will provide an unlimited site license for up to five schools. Each site license will provide access to all students and their teachers to Ideamapper, including professional development and support for all educators involved in the implementation for a full school year, up to $10,000 value per award! Approximately $50,000 will be awarded across the United States as part of this Ideamapper Mind Mapping Micro Grant inaugural program.

Winners of the Ideamapper Mind Mapping Micro Grant 2023 will receive:

  • An unlimited school-wide license - For use in classrooms, across all academic subject areas and grades as determined by the school/district team.
  • Onboarding support and professional development to support successful implementation. Plus ongoing complimentary support to ensure maximum engagement and efficacy.

Deadline to apply is December 18, 2023

Click Here to Learn More

Upcoming Corporate Council Webinars

Page by Page:

Boosting Literacy with Book Creator

November 29, 2023, at 3:00 pm ET

Book Creator seamlessly supports the five pillars of early literacy - phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension - offering educators a solution to bolster young learners’ reading and writing skills. In this webinar with Randi Ahrndt and Jon Smith, you'll discover how Book Creator fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking, making it an essential component of your literacy toolkit.

Not only is Book Creator a powerful literacy tool, but it’s also a catalyst for student growth across the curriculum. Join us to explore practical examples and best practices for using Book Creator in diverse educational contexts to promote engaged learners.

Click Here to Learn More

Learn to use AI in less than an hour!

November 30, 2023, at 3:00 pm ET

In an increasingly technology-driven society where over half of high school students plan to use AI to complete school work, it’s important that students understand how to safely and efficiently use technology. Join our webinar to explore how to empower students to use AI during Code.org’s "Hour of Code" event!

Join Caison Bridger, Growth Manager at Code.org, as we learn how to access and utilize Code.org computer science resources and demonstrate a better understanding of how AI can impact and empower your classroom and school.

Click Here to Learn More

Winter Wonders: Unleashing Canva's Magic AI

December 5, 2023, at 3:00 pm ET

In this interactive session, you will discover how your very own AI-powered teaching assistant can save you valuable time, generate engaging classroom activities, craft comprehensive lesson plans, cater to diverse learning needs, and streamline communication. As we delve into the dynamic world of Canva's Magic Studio, prepare to witness the magic of your everyday teaching material come to life with AI-generated images, text, presentations, and more!

Click Here to Learn More

To Infinity and Beyond:

Taking Direct Instruction to a More Engaging Space

December 7, 2023, at 3:00 pm ET

Join Clear Touch for this interactive session where we will discover innovative methods to revamp your direct instruction, making it more inviting and captivating for students.

We'll explore techniques for accessing curriculum materials and creating your own resources, utilize powerful annotation tools (both permanent and temporary), and harness the potential of Clear Touch's timer and spotlight tools. By the end of this workshop, you will leave equipped with practical strategies to elevate your direct instruction, creating a more engaging and enriching learning environment for your students.

Click Here to Learn More

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

in Education & Training

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