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

September 15, 2023


Happy 20th International DOT Day!

  • Summer has come to a nice warm close and we are ready to tackle a new school year. This is always a perfect time to bring the staff together for some strategic planning! It is always great to have the team in the same location, breaking bread discussing NYSCATE and big future plans (advocating for no-cost online PD, conference events, Aspiring CTO Academy, new CRM, ASCD partnerships etc). How lucky am I to have such amazing colleagues!

  • I had the priviledge of presenting at the Technology and Learning Executive CEO Summit last week with colleagues from Google, Instructure and Classlink. The topic was on Data Privacy, but like most events as of late, the discussion led to how AI is going to change the landscape of our field. Interesting as one of the panelists was so excited about AI as a tool to save time for educators, the other was very cautious about the ethical implications. I am constantly asked what the next big thing is. Well, I think we know the answer to that but I think we need to be cautious and aware of the many facets and challenges that surround the topic. One thing I know for sure - we ALL need to engage in as many discussions and exploratory situations as we can im order to properly inform the discussions!

  • Thank you to both Michelle Burke and Sal DeAngelo, who emailed me this week with the following pictures. You know what that means? The conference brochures are hitting the schools! Registration is at a record high already. Looking forward to a great event!

NYSCATE President, Michelle Burke from Madrid Waddington, excited to share the brochures with the North Country contingency!

Next to the feeling we used to get when the new phonebook showed up each year (if you are even old enough to remember that), the annual NYSCATE conference brochure brings along with it the same excitement and anticipation :)

Dr. Sal DeAngelo, Superintendent, Chatham CSD.

Image below is the actual conference brochure...click on it....go ahead, click on it...


Are YOU Ready?

NYSCATE 2023 Awards Nominations Open

Each year, NYSCATE recognizes outstanding work done by New York educators with our three main awards:

  • Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Leader of the Year Award
  • Superintendent of the Year Award. 

These awards recognize members who have implemented or demonstrated the use of technology to improve education in an outstanding manner in their specific role. The nominee's work must reflect NYSCATE’s mission to transform teaching and learning through technology.

Winners will be selected in early November and honored during the NYSCATE Annual Conference on Sunday, November 19, 2023. A completed nomination form and all other supporting documents must be submitted no later than October 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Click Here to Submit a Nomination

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.

Next Sessions in Live Series:


September 28, 2023. John Spencer-In a world of AI, What will students need?

October 23, 2023. Vicki Davis- Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence

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

Generative Age Workshops

Want to 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.

September 19: A World of (AI) Possibilities: Artificial intelligence for beginners

Register Now!

October 24: From Chalkboards to Chatbots: Rolling out AI professional development in your school/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


$35 per session

4:00 - 5:00 pm

For more information or to Register

Announcing the NYSCATE Certified Instructional Coaching Program!

This course is aimed at those who have been newly appointed as a tech instructional coach, or those aspiring to become a coach! This year-long program will prepare you with all you need!

Program Begins October 12, 2023!

For more information or to register!

October 17, 2023

PNW BOCES,Yorktown Heights, NY

Register for Virtual Event
Register for In Person Event
Register as a Sponsor
Submit an RFP

November 7, 2023

Roy C Ketchum High School

Wappingers Falls, NY

Submit an RFP

2023 North Country Collaborative Regional Conference

November 9, 2023

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY


NYSCATE Members- Now is the time to update your contact info - this is VERY IMPORTANT in order to register for any event!

If you have not updated your profile in the new system, PLEASE DO! This is an important step and will only take a few short minutes.....

  • NYSCATE has a new website and CRM to better serve our members! The website will not wow you, but ideally the functionality it offers will - once you sign in and update your profile. This really only takes a few moments, but very important so you have access to everything the new site offers - especially the communities.


  1. Go to www.nyscate.org
  2. Feel free to review the website and tabs as a general public member.
  3. When you are ready – select ‘Sign In’ on the top right of the page
  4. Enter your email address (the one on file for NYSCATE)
  5. Select ‘FORGOT PASSWORD”  
  6. An email will be sent to you to update your password (check your spam folder if you do not see it).
  7. Log in and begin to explore the additional tabs not available to the public – Communities, Directory, etc
  8. Please update your profile with your picture and any additional information you would like to share.
  9. You can subscribe to your regional site, under Communities/Subscribe .
  10. Merchandise is not fully populated yet, but it will be so check back for NYSCATE swag!

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 


Friday, September 29 9am-3pm


Announcing the 2023 CSForNY State Summit

We're excited to announce that the free, virtual CSForNY State Summit is back for 2023 on Thursday, 9/28 from 4pm - 7pm and Friday, 9/29 from 9am - 2pm.

The 2023 CSForNY State Summit is an opportunity to build and amplify momentum to reach all students with quality, equitable, and sustainable K-12 computer science education programs.  

Participants will hear from schools and districts with K-12 CS programs aligned to NYSED standards, New York’s CS teacher certification programs, resource providers, and leaders from across the state.


NYSCATE and CoSN create special

Early Career K-12 CTO Academy for 2023-24

Calling all New York K-12 EdTech Leaders! 

*Now available on a COSER for eligible districts

Are you an early career technology leader (Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Director of IT, Technology Coordinator, etc.) with less than four full years of experience? If so, NYSCATE has joined with CoSN to create a unique professional development opportunity for you for 2023-24!

The Early Career K-12 CTO Academy is a special New York-based nine month interactive program that will convene in early November 2023 and meet virtually twice a month until June 2024. In addition, the Academy will meet in person during the 2023 NYSCATE Annual Conference in November and during the 2024 CoSN Annual Conference in Miami, FL in April 2024. Registration for both conferences is included in the Academy cost.

As part of the Academy, you'll work with leading CTOs/CIOs throughout the country to help you advance your skills and knowledge to lead technology in your district. Content highlights include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • EdTech Leadership
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Managing Technology Resources, including Procurement, Interoperability, and More
  • Creating a Sustainable Budget and Other Finance Issues
  • Building an Effective Team
  • Data Privacy
  • Cybersecurity
  • What’s Trending (AI, Innovative Thinking, etc.)
  • Professional Development for Adult Learners
  • Technology Planning

Deadline to register is October 31, 2023.

Click Here to Learn More and 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

October 14, 2023. 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

Gaggle Earns iKeepSafe Privacy FERPA Badge

iKeepSafe has awarded a FERPA privacy badge to Gaggle, a recognized leader in helping K-12 districts manage student safety by proactively alerting school officials when students show signs of self-harm, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, threats of violence, and other harmful situations.

iKeepSafe's FERPA badge is the first independent assessment program for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The program seeks to help educators and parents identify edtech services and tools that protect student data privacy.

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Ideamapper joins Corporate Council for 2023-24!

NYSCATE is pleased to welcome Ideamapper to the Corporate Council this year.  Ideamapper is a powerful “mind mapping” tool, which promotes development of critical thinking skills, collaboration, communication and strong writing skills across curriculum areas. “I think of Ideamapper as much more than just a writing tool” said Tom Whitby, co-creator of #Edchat and noted edtech author, blogger, and educator. “After teaching English for over 40 years, I have personally used mind mapping as a teaching strategy to help my students brainstorm, organize and present their thoughts on a wide range of subject areas. Simply said - it works.”

Ideamapper is used extensively in both education and business to brainstorm, organize thoughts, and write well-structured documents. It takes any project or paper from conception to completion. Visit https://www.ideamapper.com/  and explore the features and benefits of Ideamapper. 

Click Here to Learn More

Upcoming Corporate Council Webinars

A Student Safety-First Organization Making a Difference in Education

October 17, 2023, at 3:00 pm ET

Join NYSCATE Corporate Council member Linewize for this inaugural webinar to learn more about their wide-ranging products and services.

Linewize is a student safety-focused education technology company committed to protecting every student’s digital journey — at school, home, and everywhere. The Linewize ecosystem is a unique response to the challenge of today’s connected learning environments. During this session, you’ll learn how five core Linewize products work together to protect student welfare and wellness in the modern K-12 education space.

Click Here to Regisgter

Level Up the School Year with

Canva for Education

September 21, 2023, at 3:00 pm ET

Join NYSCATE Corporate Council member Canva for Education to learn about their free resources to help you start the new school year off with a bang!


With Canva for Education, you and your students can unlock a new form of visual and engaging learning in the classroom for any subject, grade, or topic. In just a few clicks, create lesson plans or posters, turn documents into presentations, deliver interactive lessons with videos, design class and parent-teacher hubs with websites, bring data to life through insightful visualization, and more.

We will share simple ways to get started with Canvas along with ideas for teachers and how to create engaging learning materials with Canva. Attendees will also learn how to get your students involved in creating and collaborating on projects.  

Click Here to Regisgter

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

New York for these national EdTech organizations.

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