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1. Balance the Mind & Heart: Creating Resilient Schools-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 12, 2021)

Online
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This online course will allow educators the opportunity to:
>create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEL) needs of students necessary tools that will enable them to foster compassion
>a workable set of values, the skills of cooperation, appropriate decision-making, goal setting, and high academic expectations in their school setting
>explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school and the delivery of instruction
>student performance build bridges by acknowledging past accomplishments
>validating what is presently working well, and designing future SEL goals to bring the existing programs to new levels of development
>develop a toolbox of SEL strategies
>create a SEL Portfolio that serve as a resource tool and guide for implementation >understand the importance that SEL must be an ongoing process and "way of life"that can not be addressed in isolation enable independent inquiry
>learning in cooperation with others
>reflective practice
>enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for implementation

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous face to face meetings via Zoom on Monday, March 8th at 7:30 PM, Monday, March 22nd at 7:30 PM, Monday, April 5th at 8:30 PM and asynchronous instruction in Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Monday, March 1st and ends on Monday, April 12th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

2. Seeing the Pain of Kids Who Self-Harm-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 31, 2021)

Online
Starting Today
This course will help educators get a better understanding of children who self=harm. Topics that will be discussed are:
*the age of onset
*events in the lives of children that might trigger including the growing presence of social media
*the emotional state of a self-injurer
*treatments and how as educators/adults we can help a child going through this

This course will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom at 7pm on March 2, 15, 22 with a makeup date TBD and asynchronously using Zoom and Google Classroom. Participants will need to use a personal Google account to access the course material.

This course starts on Monday, March 1st and ends on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

3. Shake up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: All Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 16, 2021)

Online
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Technology is not a magic solution for education. It is an opportunity! An opportunity to shake things up, to connect and grow, and to create dynamic learning experiences for our students. In this course, you will learn practical strategies to help you move your classroom from static teaching to dynamic learning.

Required Materials:
Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell
You may either purchase the book prior to the start of class or borrow a copy of the book from MESTRACT. Books are available for loan during the course. Please contact our office to arrange a book pickup.

This course will guide you through the entire process from purposeful planning to fearless implementation, with helpful tips and tricks along the way. Each week you will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete challenges that can be applied to your classroom. We will share #booksnaps, ideas, lessons, failures and success, links, and ways to Shake Up Learning!

The course starts on Monday, March 1st through Friday, April 16th, 2021.

This course will meet synchronously on March 1st at 4:00 pm via a Zoom session with the rest of the course delivered online utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Participants meet virtually via Google Classroom to discuss and share lessons and strategies. There will also be two Zoom sessions throughout the course. The date and time for those sessions will be scheduled based on the availability of the participants. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

Prior to the start date of the course, you will receive an email with information on how to access the Google Classroom and Zoom sessions. The Zoom session will last approximately half hour and will be available to answer any questions you may have about the course. (45 CTLE hours)

4. Social Emotional Learning in a Blended Classroom-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 14, 2021)

Online
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This course will guide you in creating a student-centered classroom that incorporates the thoughtful integration of online digital media with traditional classroom instructional methods. We will explore various classroom models to weave together the best aspects of face-to-face and online learning to provide social-emotional support to our diverse learners. Participants will design instruction that allows students more control over time, pace, place, and path of their learning.

Coursework will take place in Google Classroom (you must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

The first Zoom meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd at 4:30 pm. Additional live meetings via Zoom will be arranged by the instructor.

This course starts on March 2nd and ends on April 14th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

5. Online Informational Meeting-Stony Brook University Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership in Collaboration with Port Jefferson SD

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 3/4/2021

Online Information Meeting
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MESTRACT is sponsoring an Educational Leadership Post-Master's Advanced Graduate Certificate in collaboration with Stony Brook University and Port Jefferson School District starting in the Fall term, September 2021. This informational meeting will discuss starting a new cohort for the Educational Leadership Advanced Graduate Certificate Program.

This post-master's, advanced graduate certificate (AGC) prepares educators for advancement to positions at both the district (SDL) and building (SBL) levels. Such positions include the superintendent of schools, district superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, department chairperson, or athletic director.

To be eligible for this program you must have a Master's Degree, be certified (permanently or professionally) and have at least three years teaching experience.

This program requires matriculation.

Zoom connection information will be e-mailed to you prior to the meeting.

6. LINC-SWD Grades 7-8 Certification Extension Series

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Certified grades 1-6 teachers with a miniumum of 3 years teaching 5th or 6th grade

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 17, 2021)

Online
In June 2018, the NYS Regents approved a new certification extension pathway for educators interested in extending their existing certification to address the growing shortage of special education teachers in NYS. This 45 Hour Course is broken down into three instructional areas: 1. Knowledge of Students, 2. Instructional Strategies, and 3.Professional Practice. Each area has 15 hours tailored to the topic. The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings online and assignments in Google Classroom (a personal Google account is required to access course materials).Fulfills NYS requirements for SWD Grades 7-8 certification extension.

To be eligible for this course series you must hold a SWD grades 1-6 certification and have taught a minimum of 3 years at the 5th or 6th grade level. (45 CTLE hours)

This course runs from Monday, March 8th through Monday, May 17th, 2021.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this course will enable educators and parents to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts they will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts.

The course will enable participants:


• to internalize and role-model the behaviors and attitudes they expect of their students


• educate, involve and gain the support of all constituencies


• in creating a school culture that focuses on developing emotionally intelligent student leaders

Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. By participating in these activities, participants will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for implementation. As a result, participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies that will serve as resources for integration into the fabric of their school community.

Please note: Instruction will be delivered synchronously via face-to-face online meetings via Zoom on Monday, March 15th at 7:30 PM, Monday, March 29th at 7:30 PM, Monday, April 12th at 8:30 PM and asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access course documents.

This course starts on Monday, March 8th and ends on Monday, April 19th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

8. NYSUT ELT Seminar Instructional Supports for English Learners-Online

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/8/2021

Online
English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student population in schools, and they must be considered when NYS ELA and Math Standards are being implemented. Geared for general education teachers, this seminar will help participants design effective content-area instruction while they explore research-based strategies, instructional guidelines and resources for helping ELLs succeed. (3 CTLE hours)
In this seminar the five high-leverage principles presented synthesize the work of leading scholars and educators and reflect basic practices that can improve teaching and learning for English learners across the content areas. Participants will examine evidence-based instructional strategies that can be incorporated into daily lesson plans and routines as well as determine effective ways to teach and assess both language and disciplinary content. (3 CTLE hours)

10. Infusing Social Emotional Learning Across the Disciplines-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 14, 2021)

Online
Participants in this course will explore key aspects of the works of Abraham Maslow, Lawrence Kohlberg, Stephen Covey, John C. Maxwell, and the Center for Nonviolent Communication to serve as the basis for a framework for infusing social-emotional learning into learning experiences.

We will interact with key passages from a variety of fictional and non-fiction texts in order to apply the framework to engage their diverse student population in rigorous conversations around character and social-emotional diversity. We will articulate and frame a positive and inclusive climate while honoring the diverse learning characteristics of their students to help address the answer to the essential question, "How do you and I see me?"

The content of this course will be delivered through asynchronous instruction in Google Classroom and synchronous meetings via Zoom on Wednesday's March 10th, 17th, 24th, and April 7th, 14th from 4:30-5:30 pm.

This course starts on March 10th and ends on April 14th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

11. LINC - Growth-Mindset Read-alouds and More! - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/10/2021

ONLINE
Closed
Together we will investigate what it means to have a Growth-Mindset. Several short video clips will be shared that can be utilized within the distance learning or in the classroom to reinforce the concepts of fixed and growth-mindsets. An assortment of read-alouds will be shared that will emphasize overcoming obstacles and perseverance. Follow up activities that can be implemented within the distance learning or in the classroom will be shared. This includes class lessons, activities and resources."

12. LINC - Making Google Forms Work Best for You - Beginners-Section 1 - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/10/2021

ONLINE
Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability, and grading features. This webinar is for beginners. (1 CTLE hour)

13. NYSUT ELT Guiding Struggling Readers-Online

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/10/2021

Online
Becoming a competent reader and writer is essential for student access. The Balanced Literacy Approach begins with reading aloud and continues until students have developed the strategies to become independent readers. Along the way, those students who are struggling with reading must be guided. This seminar will identify the behaviors of struggling readers and suggest strategies needed to assist students in comprehending narrative and expository text. This program will discuss strategies to improve student literacy. Finally, how they can be implemented in classroom instruction to help struggling readers self-monitor their reading. (3 CTLE hours)

14. Anxiety Disorders in the Classroom-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 25, 2021)

Online
Wait List
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents and how to best support an anxious student in your class. We will read about and discuss the causes, symptoms, and effects of anxiety in young people. We will briefly discuss co-occurring disorders and behaviors as well.

This course will provide opportunities for teachers to discuss classroom practices for general education, 504 and IEP based students.

This course will begin on Thursday, March 11th and end on Thursday, March 25th, 2021.

The content of this course will delivered both synchronously (10 hours) via Zoom on March 11 & 18 2021 from 4:00 pm-7:30 pm and March 25, 2021 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.

Work will be assigned on Google Classroom for independent study March 15, 2021 and March 22, 2021 via Google Classroom (5 hours). Participants will require a personal Google account to access the course material.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

15. Introduction to Animation Webinar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 11, 2021)

Online
Learn the basics of animation and how it can be used in any learning environment to help engage students in fun learning. We will examine different methods of animating using a variety of free and low-cost digital and traditional tools. We will also go through the process ourselves and create a short animation for your class.

This webinar will take place from 5-6 pm on March 11, 2021.

Upon completion participants will receive 1 CTLE hour.

16. LINC - Making Google Forms Work Best For You - Beginners - Section 2-Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/11/2021

ONLINE
Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability and grading features. This webinar is for beginners. (1 CTLE hour)

17. Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice, and the Theory of Self-First - Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 26, 2021)

Online
This online course will allow participants the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to identify, use, understand and manage their emotions and the emotions of others.

By developing these competencies participants will:


• reach new heights in being responsible decision makers


• utilize multiple points of view


• be creative problem solvers who make sound, ethical and effective decisions


• explore research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on their professional and personal lives
The skills, competencies, and strategies utilized throughout the coursework are research-based and are aligned with the MSCEIT (Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test - Yale University) and the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) Competencies.

Please note: The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously through face-to-face online meetings via Zoom on Monday, March 29th at 8:30 PM, Monday, April 12th at 7:30 pm, Monday, April 19th at 8:30 PM and asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Monday, March 15th and runs through Monday, April 26th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

18. Language Based Approach to Content Instruction to Teach Ells-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 19, 2021)

Online
New
As the population of English language learners continues to rise, teachers need to devise lessons to accommodate many diverse needs. LACI, or a Language-Based Approach to Content Instruction, is a framework that has been developed to help classroom teachers in content area instruction and lesson plan creation. This research-based framework focuses on the "6 C's" of language demands in classrooms with English language learners. These six principles are connection, culture, code-breaking, community and collaboration, challenge and classroom interactions. Within each principle comes elements of instructional strategies and activities to help culturally and linguistically diverse learners. While this framework is representative of good overall teaching, it is most specifically geared towards language acquisition for English language learners.

This course begins on Monday, March 15th to Monday, April 19th, 2021.

Please note: Instruction will be delivered both synchronously and asynchronously. Online face to face Zoom meetings will take place at 7pm-8pm on March 15th, 22nd, April 5th, 12th, and 19th. Asynchronous coursework will be completed in Google Classroom.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

19. Part 2-Engaging Students with Real-World Connections-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 12, 2021)

Online
Wait List
Student engagement has never been more crucial in our educational setting than it is now. Maintaining high levels of engagement needs to be a priority for teachers as we educate our students in remote, face-to-face, and/or blended learning environments. This course is designed as a three-part series that delves deeper into best practices for synchronous and asynchronous learning. There will be a strong emphasis on supporting teachers with concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online tasks that engage learners in a student-centered environment. By the end of each course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of strategies to engage student learning and have a toolbox of digital resources to utilize in the classroom.

This second course of three segments will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform with a synchronous Zoom meeting on Monday, March 15th at 4:00 pm. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies. Personal Google accounts will be required to access the courses.

Part 2: Engaging Students with Real-World Connections
Module 1: Virtual Fields Trips Across Curriculums
Module 2: Take Them There (Geo tools)
Module 3: Bringing in Culture

The course starts on Monday, March 15th and ends on Monday, April 12th, 2021.

Please note: This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

20. LINC- Google Classroom- Tips for Distance Learning-Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/15/2021

Online
Closed
Tips for Google Classroom that I learned during the shutdown! What works and what doesn't?

21. LINC-Make PowerPoint Interactive Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/16/2021

Online
Wait List
It's not your old PowerPoint. Add questions for understanding, 3D Pictures, audio and video clips. You can even easily make your PowerPoint into a video. We will look at both the desktop as well as the online version. (1 CTLE hour)

22. LINC-NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/18/2021

Online
NYSUT's Education & Learning Trust is an approved provider of coursework or training in the needs of students with autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. ELT's three-hour training is also approved in a distance education format.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image is a three-hour training from 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm on Thursday, March 18th provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today.

This three-hour training fulfills requirements for educators and administrators seeking certification through the New York State Education Department.

Please note: This workshop cannot be claimed for CTLE hours.

23. **2nd Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 528: School Law

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 11, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
Online during COVID
**2nd Online EDL Cohort** This Stony Brook University graduate course is a study of the legal framework within which public education operates. Topics include: church-state relations, state agencies, local school boards, financing education, tort liability, teacher-personnel administration, the Taylor Law, tenure, desegregation, and the constitutional rights and freedoms of students.

Due to the demands and rigor of this course's law-related content, it is strongly recommended that students avoid enrolling in another course when taking EDL 528.

The content of the course will be delivered through Blackboard and virtual face to face meetings scheduled by the instructor.

This course starts on Monday, March 22nd and ends on Friday, June 11th, 2021.

Prerequisite: Matriculation in one of the Educational Leadership Post Master's Certificate Program.

24. Adjusting your mindset: Be passionate, be patient, and persevere - Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 3, 2021)

Online
Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation.

Participants will have the tools they need to help their students:
* develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth
* navigate through life's challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism
* understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set
* contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community"

Please note: The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously through optional face to face online meetings via Zoom on Monday, April 5th at 7:30 PM, Monday, April 19th at 7:30 pm, Monday, April 26th at 7:30 PM and asynchronously through content delivered in Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Monday, March 22nd through Monday, May 3rd, 2021

This course will provide 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

25. **Ed Tech-Cohort One**-Stony Brook University's EDT 531: STEAM Education Foundations

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 1, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
In this course participants will learn about STEAM principles, concepts and skills for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math education. Participants will begin to explore the use of STEAM tools within the curriculum and examine the research behind STEAM pedagogy. Participants will look at different fields and areas of business and industry to see how STEAM skills are being applied to real world situations, career and fields. The culminating activity for this course is to analyze a field which relies heavily on STEAM skills and adapt an activity to the classroom that prepares students for these challenges.

This course starts on Tuesday, March 23rd and runs through Tuesday, June 1st, 2021. Instruction will be provided through Blackboard and includes online flexible synchronous meetings arranged by the instructor.

26. **Ed Tech-Cohort Three**-Stony Brook University's EDT 544 - Empowering All Learners Through Educational Technology

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 1, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
Online Course
In this Stony Brook University graduate course, you will learn how to integrate educational technology tools and applications, explore instructional best practices, methods, and strategies that will support the needs of diverse student populations. Participants will plan, design and deliver a teacher centered educational technology workshop focused on leveraging technology to enhance curriculum and engage all student groups including special needs, ELLs (English Language Learners), at-risk students and gifted and talented students. By the end of the course, participants will be able to fully understand how to harness the power of technology and engage all learners, so they reach their highest potential.

This course will begin on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 and run through Tuesday, June 1st, 2021.

The content of the course will be delivered asynchronously through Blackboard and with live virtual face to face meetings using Zoom on Tuesday's at 4:30 pm.

The required texts are available on Amazon or BN:

1) Ell Frontiers: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners-This book is grounded in the latest research on EL language and literacy development and technology integration, this timely book will serve as your road map for navigating the exciting new frontier of digital instruction. Learn how to improve academic outcomes, enhance language acquisition, and cultivate digital citizenship through ELL Frontiers'.

2)Handbook of Professional Development in Education: Successful Models and Practices, PreK-12 This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the best current knowledge on teacher professional development (PD) and addresses practical issues in implementation.

3)Digital Technology for Students with Special Needs: An essential guide to Occupational Therapists and related professions.-This book offers ‘jargon-free' resources and ideas to match these students with the latest digital technology.

27. **Third Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 501: Educational Leadership Theory

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 1, 2021)

Online
Only register for this course after you have formally been accepted to the Stony Brook Educational Leadership Program.

This graduate course presents a study of the concepts, theories, methods, and findings dealing with how to remain abreast of research in education and acquire the extensive knowledge of learning theories, leadership theories, creative thinking, teaching, assessment, and the principles of effective schools. Materials will be drawn largely from the behavior sciences. These will be applied to the practice of educational administration at all levels and in all settings, taking into account cultural diversity and locale.

This course starts on Tuesday, March 23rd and ends on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021.

For additional information please contact Kristine at 631-730-5010 or kristine@mestract.org.
**Three Village EDL Cohort** This Stony Brook University course presents an examination of the duties and responsibilities of the school business administrator including an understanding of the role in relation to other members of the administrative team. Also examined during the course are other aspects of the business administrator's work such as office management, budget procedures, financial management, accounting and auditing, purchasing and supply management, insurance programs, capital outlay and debt service, school plant operation and maintenance, food service and transportation.

This course starts on Tuesday, March 23rd and ends on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021.

29. LINC-One Note - A Digital Notebook- Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/23/2021

Online
Wait List
Teachers will be introduced to One Note, a collaborative FREE educational tool for students, teachers, administrators. This live digital notebook can gather your notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. (1 CTLE hour)

30. **Ed Tech-Cohort Two** Stony Brook University's EDT 541 - Digital Wellness and Education

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 2, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
In this course, students will take a step back and look at how technology affects our overall wellness and state of mind. Technology drives our every move in this fast paced society. Everywhere you look, our youth is connected to a device and has access to unlimited information.

This course explores the use of technology among the younger generation and examines the impact emotionally and physically. Students will research policy and practices to help create a life, technology balance and show educators how to develop techniques to help students become more mindful and well rounded in this technology saturated living environment. By the end of this course, students will have developed multiple techniques and strategies essential for balancing wellness, mindfulness, and technology into K-12 classroom curriculum.

The content of this course is delivered both asynchronously in Blackboard and synchronously via Zoom meetings will be arranged by the instructor throughout the course.

This course starts on Wednesday, March 24th and ends on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021.

31. Stony Brook University's LIN 504- Introduction to Teaching Linguistic & Literacy Skills

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 2, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
This Stony Brook graduate course prepares teachers to teach literacy skills from the perspective of linguistics. Participants will master effective tools to promote English Language Learners (ELLs) receptive (listening and reading), in addition to productive (speaking and writing) language development. It will focus on teaching listening and reading comprehension, reading and writing instruction with a deep understanding of the linguistic demands of the different activities. The content of this course will be delivered through asynchronous instruction via Blackboard and synchronous instruction via Zoom.

This course starts on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 and ends on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

32. **Port Jeff EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 595-Educational Leadership Research Project Seminar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 10, 2021)

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
Online
The goal of Stony Brook University's EDL Research Project Seminar is to teach students to understand and conduct graduate-level research that culminates in a final research paper. All of the work for this course will be completed online in Blackboard with virtual face to face meetings at 4:30 pm via Zoom scheduled for the following dates:

Thursday, March 25th, April 8th, April 29th, and May 20th, 2021

This course will begin Thursday, March 25th through Thursday, June 10th, 2021.

Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation and required coursework.

33. Augmented Reality Basics Webinar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 25, 2021)

Online
Learn the basics of the emerging field of augmented reality and how you can engage students with AR in your teaching. We will look at a variety of free and low-cost tools and explore how they can be used on every level in a range of different disciplines. We will also create some augmented reality work ourselves and discuss creative projects that can use AR in learning.

This webinar will take place from 5-6 pm on March 25, 2021.

Upon completion participants will receive 1 CTLE hour.

34. LINC - Bienvenidos a Mindfulness - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/25/2021

ONLINE
Bienvenidos to Mindfulness is an introduction on how to weave social emotional learning skills into our language program. Examples will be shared to show how natural mindfulness can be integrated into our teaching. These techniques can also be introduced to our ELLs (English Language Learners). Examples in Spanish, English and adapted to any other language. Resources will be shared. (1 CTLE hour)

35. Let's Talk Articulation-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 7, 2021)

Online
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of speech development and offer support to educators and families so that they can adjust instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.

Learn the process of normal speech/articulation development, how sounds are produced, how to analyze a sound errors and effective strategies that can aid in the improvement of articulation skills.

Functional speech "tips" will be provided which can immediately be used within the classroom and/or within the home to enhance instruction.
Please note: Instruction will be delivered online in Google Classroom and face to face online meetings. You must have a personal Google account to access this course.

This course starts on April 5th and runs through May 7th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

36. Let's Talk Expressive Language-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 7, 2021)

Online Course
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of expressive language skills and offer support to educators and families so that they can adjust instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.

Each week will focus on a different aspect of expressive language skills and how they impact academic performance within the educational setting. Topics will include: Nonverbal Language, Vocabulary, Morphology and Syntax.

Instruction will be delivered using Google Classroom and weekly online Zoom sessions. You must have a personal Google account to access this course.

This course starts on April 5th and ends on May 7th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

37. Let's Talk Receptive Language-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 7, 2021)

Online
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of receptive language skills and offer support to educators and families so that they can adjust instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.

Each week will focus on a different aspect of receptive language skills and how they impact academic performance within the educational setting. Topics will include: Following Directions, Vocabulary Development, Understanding "wh" Questions, Linguistic Concepts and Semantic Understanding.

Please note: The dates listed in My Learning Plan are only placeholders for the total hours of the course. Instruction will be delivered using Google Classroom as well as face to face Zoom sessions, which will be arranged by the instructor.

This course starts on April 5th and ends on May 7th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

38. Making Thinking Visible with Google Tools-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 12, 2021)

Online
Visible Thinking includes methods for making students' thinking visible through learning routines that are thinking rich. These Thinking Routines encourage the development of a culture of thinking and can be used across all grade levels and content areas. Participants will explore digital tools to help students demonstrate their understanding and become aware of their thinking process.

Lessons and activities that integrate the Visible Thinking Routines with technology often simultaneously incorporate 21st century skills. Thus, making thinking visible with technology provides opportunities to weave together many of the best practices for which educational innovations and reform measures call.

This course will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Personal Google accounts will be required to access the course. Participants will meet virtually via Zoom on Thursday, April 8th at 4:30 pm. Additional Zoom meetings will be arranged throughout the course by the instructor to discuss and share lessons and strategies. .

Recommended Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners by Karin Morrison, Mark Church, and Ron Ritchhart (optional).

This course starts on April 7th and ends on May 12th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

39. Coding Basics Webinar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 8, 2021)

Online
Learn the basics of using code with free learning tools that can be used on any level. Coding has become an essential skill in the digital age so we will explore the fundamentals which will help prepare students for the future as well as various approaches to teaching code in different disciplines. We will also create a short coding project that can be used in any scenario to creativity engage students

This webinar will take place from 5 -6 pm on April 8, 2021.

Upon completion participants will receive 1 CTLE hour for this webinar.

40. LINC-NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Addressing Anti-LGBTQ Bullying and Harassment in Schools

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Teachers/Teaching Assistants

Dates: 4/8/2021

Online
According to GLSEN's 2017 National School Climate Survey, 8 in 10 LGBTQ middle and high school students experience anti-LGBTQ verbal harassment, and over a third miss school for feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. This seminar brings awareness to the challenges LGBTQ students face and how educators can take pro-active steps to prevent or intervene when students are being discriminated against because they are LGBTQ.

(This seminar was previously titled LGBTQ: Bullying and Harassment).

This seminar will provide 3 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

41. Google Classroom: Beyond the Basics-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 30, 2021)

Online
This course will guide participants beyond the basic features of Google Classroom to use it to enhance their teaching. Strategies for communication, organization, differentiating instruction, and assessments using the features of Google Classroom will be explored.

Specific instructions for integrating Google Classroom with other Google products, as well as, educational extensions and apps will also be shared. We will explore some of the latest Google Classroom updates as well.

Instruction for this course will be delivered using Google Classroom (asynchronous) and online Zoom sessions (synchronous).

This course starts on April 12th and ends on April 30th.

Please note: This course provides 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

42. LINC-SWD Grades 10-12 Certification Extension Series

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 4, 2021)

Online
In June 2018, the NYS Regents approved a new certification extension pathway for educators interested in extending their existing certification to address the growing shortage of special education teachers in NYS. This 45-hour course will help teachers analyze the NYS Next Generation Standards focusing on Reading, Writing, and Math at the 10th - 12th-grade level and develop lesson plans that use evidence-based and developmentally appropriate instructional practices to support student achievement. Teachers will apply their knowledge of this age group, current learning research, and technology to demonstrate facility in designing engaging lessons and developing a classroom culture that supports social, emotional, cognitive, and linguistic growth for all students. The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings online and assignments in Google Classroom (a personal Google account is required to access course materials). Fulfills NYS requirements for SWD Grades 10-12 certification extension.

To be eligible for this course series you must hold a SWD grades 5-9 certification and have taught a minimum of 3 years at the 8th or 9th grade level. (45 CTLE hours)

This course runs from Monday, April 12th through Friday, June 4th, 2021.

43. Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports in the Classroom (PBIS)-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Grades pre K-6 Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Administrators, Social Workers, Psychologists

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 14, 2021)

Online
Student learning outcomes are to clarify the goals of school-wide PBIS, map out a yearlong calendar for PBIS and create a PBIS rubric- a behavior matrix that teaches expected behaviors in the classroom.

Instruction will be delivered through Google Classroom and face-to-face online meetings will take place using Zoom at 7:30-8pm on Mondays, April 12th, 26th, and May 10th, 2021.

This course starts on April 12th and ends on May 14th, 2021.

Please note: This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

44. LINC- Hyperdocs- Scaffolding your Online Lessons - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/12/2021

ONLINE
Organize your digital lessons using a method called Hyperdocs. Invented by Lisa Highfill and Sarah Landic.

45. Digital Creation for ELLs-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 12, 2021)

Online
English Language Learners come to our classrooms with unique experiences and talents. Often now, we have laptops, iPads, and other devices to give these students opportunities to express themselves. This course will explore the connection between the support of English language development and digital creation tools. Each week, we will explore a new digital creation tool, and share how it connects with ELLs. We will explore a free suite of products, from Adobe to Google.

Instruction for this course will be delivered online with face to face meetings using Zoom at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays, April 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th and May 12th for about 30 minutes and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom.

This course starts on April 14th and ends on May 12th, 2021.

Please note: This course will provide 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

46. Part 3-Engaging Students through Relationship Building-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 5, 2021)

Online
Student engagement has never been more crucial in our educational setting than it is now. Maintaining high levels of engagement needs to be a priority for teachers as we educate our students in remote, face-to-face, and/or blended learning environments. This course is designed as a three-part series that delves deeper into best practices for synchronous and asynchronous learning. There will be a strong emphasis on supporting teachers with concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online tasks that engage learners in a student-centered environment. By the end of each course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of strategies to engage student learning and have a toolbox of digital resources to utilize in the classroom.

This the third of three segments which will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform with a synchronous Zoom meeting scheduled at 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies. Personal Google accounts will be required to access the courses.

Part 3: Engaging Students through Relationship-Building
Module 1: Building Relationships
Module 2: Communication Online and Offline
Module 3: The Power of Feedback

The course starts on Wednesday, April 14th and ends on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.

Please note: This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

47. Tech Tools for Ells-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 12, 2021)

Online
Tech Tools for ELLs provides participants the opportunity to learn how technology can support learning for English Language Learners. Participants will learn how different components of instruction can enhanced through the use of technology. These components are organized in a research-based sequence for teaching ELLs. By the end of the course, participants will be able to use activities and created exemplars in their own classrooms.

The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously at 7pm on Wednesdays April 14th, April 21st, April 28th, May 5th and May 12th and asynchronously through Google Classroom. All work needs to be completed by May 19th. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on April 14th and ends on May 12th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours in the ELL category upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

48. LINC - Making Google Forms Work Best for You - Intermediate/Advanced-Section 1 - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/14/2021

ONLINE
Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability and grading features. This webinar is for intermediate/advanced users. The focus will be on Making Google Forms Work for Your Students.

49. Introduction to Multi-Lingual Learners-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 13, 2021)

Online
Everyday, Multilingual Learners enter our schools. How can we best support them? In this course, we will explore components of research-based instruction that can support MLLs. Participants will learn from a curated assortment of activities and strategies. Course time will be allocated to develop materials for their own classrooms.

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous live meetings via Zoom at 7pm on Thursdays, April 15th, April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th and May 13th and asynchronous work in Google Classroom. All work must be completed by Thursday, May 20th. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Thursday, April 15th and ends on Thursday, May 13th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours upon completion in the ELL category. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

50. LINC -Making Google Forms Work Best For You -Intermediate/Advanced-Section 2- Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/15/2021

ONLINE
Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability and grading features. This course is for intermediate/advanced users. The focus will be on Making Google Forms Work for Your Students.

51. LINC - Let's Talk-Creating a Welcoming Environment for our ELLs - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/22/2021

ONLINE
Closed
We will discuss how to include the cultural knowledge of our ELLs and their communities to create a welcoming learning environment as described in NYSED's Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework. Examples and resources will be shared. (1 CTLE hour)

52. Computational Thinking & Design Webinar-Online

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/22/2021

Online
Explore the increasingly popular thinking processes of computational thinking and design thinking which can benefit students and be incorporated into your work in the classroom. In our digital world, computational thinking has become a foundational element for computer science as the systematic approach aids in problem solving. Design thinking is a terrific approach for making as it starts with empathy and observation. These processes are both valuable in different ways and serve as a great comparison and contrast as they offer different perspectives. This workshop will introduce the ideas and explore their strengths and uses in education as well as sharing resources for both to aid in bringing them into the classroom. This webinar will be on April 22, 2021 from 5pm-6pm.

Upon completion this webinar will provide 1 CTLE hour. District approval is required for in-service credit.

53. Innovative Teaching with Google-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 21, 2021)

Online
Are you using Google's G-Suite for Education to its potential? This course will explore Google Apps including Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, Keep, and Drawings as tools for creativity, collaboration, assessment, and communication. We will begin with the basics and then learn tips and tricks to transform your teaching into innovative, engaging lessons.

This course starts on May 3rd and ends on May 21st, 2021.

Please note: Instruction will be delivered online using Google Classroom and Zoom Videoconference sessions throughout the course, arranged by the instructor.

This course will provide 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

54. LINC- Nearpod - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/3/2021

ONLINE
Interactive lessons to use for remote learning

55. LINC - Growth-Mindset Read-alouds and More! - Webinar Section 2

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/4/2021

ONLINE
Together we will investigate what it means to have a Growth-Mindset. Several short video clips will be shared that can be utilized within the distance learning or in the classroom to reinforce the concepts of fixed and growth-mindsets. An assortment of read-alouds will be shared that will emphasize overcoming obstacles and perseverance. Follow up activities that can be implemented within the distance learning or in the classroom will be shared. This includes class lessons, activities and resources." (1 CTLE hour)

56. LINC-Executive Functioning during Remote Learning

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/4/2021

Online
Learn how to tailor your lessons for students with executive functioning difficulties. (1 CTLE hour)

57. LINC - Distance Learning SEL - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 5/4/2021

ONLINE
Wait List
This webinar will provide participants with examples of ways they can support social emotional learning at the elementary level, all while distance learning.

58. LINC-Differentiated Instruction for SWD during Remote Learning

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

Online
Wait List
Learn how to differentiate your instruction via remote learning for students with disabilities. (1 CTLE hour)

59. LINC - Getting Started with PBIS at the Elementary Level - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

ONLINE
Wait List
Participants will be introduced to the basics of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and some ways in which they can bring it to their elementary schools.

60. LINC - 1619: Slavery in America

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 4, 2021)

Online
"In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to tell our story truthfully." We will use the 6 podcasts produced as part of this series to examine the pivotal role of race in America. In this course participants will listen to six 45-minute podcasts over a three-week period. Two podcasts a week and one response to each podcast will be submitted by the participants via google classroom.

This course starts on May 12th, 2021 and ends on June 4th, 2021.

Participants will meet via zoom from 7:30PM - 8:30PM on the following dates;
Tuesday, May 18th, 25th and June 1st.
Discussions regarding the podcasts and the responses provided by the participants will be examined and reviewed during the Google Meet meetings. (9 CTLE Hours)

All work will be available and submitted via google classroom.
6 hours asynchronous - podcasts and written responses
3 hours synchronous - online google meet meetings

61. LINC - American Pandemics 1775 to the Present

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 26, 2021)

Online
Closed
We will explore the history of the major epidemics and pandemics in America, including Smallpox, 1775-1782, Yellow Fever 1793, three waves of Cholera, 1832-1866, the Influenza pandemic 1918-1919, Polio, the 1950s, all in the context of the current Covid-19 crisis. We will explore historical perspectives of these global health emergencies, including eerie similarities, and significant differences. We will also examine the role of medical science, politics, government, and policymaking at the state and national level and the role of common citizens in confronting these health emergencies.

The goal of the course is to provide historical context to the heroic actions, resilience, and strength, as well as mistakes made by those who struggled in the past so they can serve as an inspiration and offer insights into how we may overcome the challenges in the difficult times we now face.

In this course, participants will have 3 reading assignments and 3 videos to assess and formulate responses for an asynchronous 3 hours of the course. All responses to the asynchronous work will be submitted by the participants via google classroom prior to our remote Google Meets.

This course starts on Wednesday, May 12th and ends on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021.

Participants will meet via Google Meet from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 19th, Monday, May 24th, and Wednesday, May 26th. Discussions regarding the readings, videos, and the responses provided by the participants will be examined and reviewed during the Google Meet meetings.

All course info, materials, student comments, and the Google Meet URL will be available through Google Classroom. Participants must use a personal Google account to access this course.

Please note: Upon completion participants will receive 6 CTLE hours. District approval is required for in-service credit.

62. LINC - Using Google Slides to Up Your Game - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/12/2021

ONLINE
Google Slides too often is overlooked as Google's answer to PowerPoint. This is the weakest use of this robust tool and leaves students at the bottom rung of the SAMR scale. Teachers and students can be animating, publishing, curating collaboratively if the tool is presented to maximize the robust features of the tool. (1 CTLE hour)

63. Microsoft Makecode for Microbit

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 13, 2021)

Online
In this webinar, you will learn about coding and computer science by way of making and design, using the revolutionary new micro:bit microcontroller board, and Microsoft's easy and powerful MakeCode block-based coding environment. You will learn how this tool can be used to implement a project-based curriculum with a maker philosophy at its core; the idea is that by making physical objects, students create a context for learning the coding and computer science concepts.

This webinar will be held on May 13, 2021 from 5pm-6pm.

Upon completion participants will receive 1 CTLE hour.

64. LINC - Using Google Slides to Up Your Game - Section 2 Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/13/2021

ONLINE
Google Slides too often is overlooked as Google's answer to PowerPoint. This is the weakest use of this robust tool and leaves students at the bottom rung of the SAMR scale. Teachers and students can be animating, publishing, curating collaboratively if the tool is presented to maximize the robust features of the tool. (1 CTLE hour)

65. LINC - Characters with Character - Webinar Section 2

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 5/18/2021

ONLINE
Wait List
Participants will explore various children's picture books that can be used to support the teaching of social emotional learning in the elementary classrooms. (1 CTLE hour)

66. LINC - Characters with Character - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 5/18/2021

ONLINE
Wait List
Participants will explore various children's picture books that can be used to support the teaching of social emotional learning in the elementary classrooms.

67. LINC - Bring It On - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/19/2021

ONLINE
Where do teachers go when they have specific needs they would like met connected to Technology? Where does the teacher go when they don't know what they don't know? This class should be conducted in stages, where a Tech tool that will enhance practice is offered. The class could run based on interest in that Tech tool. (1 CTLE hour)