Teaching Hands-On Learning In Times of COVID-19

For educators at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School who are used to teaching skilled trades, healthcare, computer design and gaming in a hands-on manner, the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and related school closure has completely changed the way education is being delivered. Students, more inclined and successful learning with their hands, are …

Remote Learning Resources Available For Districts/BOCES

In an effort to help districts/BOCES manage continuity of instruction and communication with stakeholders and communities, Capital Region BOCES/NERIC is making two important resources available. Online Conferencing Guidance We know there has been much discussion about how best to keep our students, teachers, and staff safe while conferencing online during this tremendous period of change. …

New Website Provides Resources for Educators

Area K-12 educators have access to the new Essential Ed website to support them with the transition to remote learning during the school closure.

BOCES Joins Area First Responders To Combat COVID-19

Capital Region BOCES has partnered with school districts across the region to provide much-needed supplies to those working to combat COVID-19. Personal protective equipment and supplies—gloves, N-95 masks, gowns, thermometers, face shields, surgical masks, gowns, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer—were  gathered from our Adult Practical Nursing, Auto Body, Cosmetology and Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers …

Annual Meeting, Board Meetings to be Held Virtually

In light of COVID-19, Capital Region BOCES Annual Meeting was livestreamed on April 1 to allow members of the public, board members and school administrators to attend virtually. The meeting recording and transcript will be posted on BoardDocs.  The change in format was designed to comply with the governor’s executive order (202.1), in the interest …

Childcare Available for Families

As the nation continues to grapple with the spread of COVID19, emergency childcare services are available to families.  If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services may …

Meals For Students – School Distribution Sites

Please check district websites for possible changes to this information. School districts across the Capital Region are providing no-cost meals for their students during school closures related to COVID-19.  Albany, City School District “Grab-and-go” breakfast and lunch for the next day will be available for pick-up for students from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday …

An Engineering Tech Project Takes Flight

Students throwing wooden planes in the halls of the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT)?! Far from hijinks, this was A-okay with their teachers. Students in our Engineering Technician program, based at the CAT building in the Mohonasen school district, were testing their latest project, which challenged them to design, cut and manufacture from scratch balsa …

Partnership Expands Opportunities For High-Tech Learning

A high-tech training lab, launched in early March at the Capital South Campus Center in Albany, and a new telecommunications and networking cabling program are expanding the opportunities available to young people and adult learners interested in careers in the booming tech industry. “This partnership with Aspire Technology Partners is the most recent example of …

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