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1. **MESTRACT 6 Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 503 Educational Leadership Practice

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 11/30/2023

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The focus of this course will be on organizational behavior. Topics include: the study of roles and relationships; working well with the school staff, students, parents,and community; bureaucracy; social systems; human motivations; using resources effectively; maintaining an orderly physical environment; decision making, leadership and organizational change; communications; and the effect of community and outside influences. (Prerequisites: EDL 501 and EDL 502)

2. **Port Jeff 2nd EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University EDL 571-School Business Administration

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 11/30/2023

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**Port Jeff 2nd 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.

3. **Three Village 2nd Online Cohort* Stony Brook University's EDL 528 - School Law

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 11/30/2023

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**Three Village 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.

Synchronous meetings will be arranged by the instructor and asynchronous assignment dates and times listed are simply placeholders for the hours of the course.

4. Breaking Down Gender-related Social Constructs

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/2/2023 to 11/15/2023

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This course will help educators recognize the social constructs that have served to continue sexist behavior in both personal and educational settings. We will explore the history of sexism and the importance of this topic in America today. We will explore gender equity in sports, the existing gender gap in the workplace, and gender equity in education. We will focus also on future possibilities and paths to reach gender equity in America. Participants will be encouraged to engage in discussions from their own experiences as well as from current research in the field.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

5. Unlocking the Power of the 4 C's: Enhancing Classroom Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity with Canva

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/2/2023 to 11/15/2023

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Unlocking the Power of the 4 C's: Enhancing Classroom Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity focuses on improving communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in the classroom. Teachers will learn practical strategies and techniques for promoting these skills in their students, as well as tools and resources to effectively incorporate them in their teaching practice using Canva for Education. A basic understanding of Canva will be introduced to participants. Afterward, they will create engaging and interactive visual aids to enhance their lessons and promote deeper learning. Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the 4 C's and how they can be implemented into their teaching using Canva to create a more engaging and effective learning environment for themselves and their students.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

6. Leveraging Technology and Best Practices to Support the MTSS Framework

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/2/2023 to 11/15/2023

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A multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework that helps educators provide educational and behavioral strategies for students with various needs. This framework can be successful by utilizing tools and best practices that support students emotionally, academically, and behaviorally.

There are more students struggling than ever before. We will delve into the MTSS framework and explore best practices and tools that provide equitable learning and create positive learning experiences to support the current learning environment and meet the needs of ALL students.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

7. Understanding & Supporting Children of Divorce

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: teachers, social workers, counselors and other support staff

Dates: 10/2/2023 to 10/23/2023

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This 15-hour online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who may experience more externalizing challenges because of divorce. Some challenges may be learning, behavior disorders, depression/anxiety and even trauma. In addition, children may also experience more conflict with peers and adults after a divorce. Learn how we, as educators/adults can show understanding and create a supportive learning environment for children experiencing the challenges of divorce.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

8. Supporting At Risk Students Using Community Based Supports

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors

Dates: 10/3/2023 to 11/1/2023

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This course is designed for school social workers, school psychologists, and school counselors, but is relevant for any school-based professional interested in learning more about available community based supports in Suffolk County. The course will provide an overview of current mental health and substance use supports accessible to our Suffolk County students, as well as how to access and leverage them for our K-12 students and families. The course will provide participants with an opportunity to share resources amongst one another. There will also be opportunities for anonymous case conferencing in which participants will be able to assist one another in problem solving for students in real-time.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

9. Stress Management at the Elementary Level

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: School counselors, social workers, classroom teachers, support staff

Dates: 10/3/2023 to 11/1/2023

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The purpose of this course is to assist Elementary teachers, counselors, support staff, etc. with identifying stressors within themselves and their students. Educators will be able to identify the impact that stress has on our minds and bodies. Participants will develop strategies to mitigate the negative impact of stress by developing a supportive classroom community and incorporating SEL techniques focusing on self-care and self-management.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

10. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the Elementary Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Elementary teachers, administrators, social workers, psychologists, guidance, special educators, paraprofessionals, etc.

Dates: 10/3/2023 to 10/26/2023

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In this course we will begin to explore Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports and how/why to implement it in our schools and classrooms. Participants will learn what the goals of PBIS are, how to implement PBIS and how to tell if it's working. Activities such as creating a Behavior Matrix and Character Calendar will be done in order to give participants a way to begin PBIS implementation immediately after the course ends.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

11. Communication and Culture in the World Language Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: World Language Teachers

Dates: 10/4/2023 to 11/8/2023

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As teachers, we utilize technology to engage and to support students learning in a variety of ways. In this professional development, we will explore the best technological tools to develop lesson plans that are connected to the Anchor Standards of Communication for all languages. We will explore how to utilize technology to interpret learning material through the lenses of the three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal, Presentational) proposed by the Anchor Standard of Communication. In addition, we will use authentic material and address the Cultural Standard standard as well.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (9 CTLE hours)

12. Digital Evolution: Integrating the NYS Computer Science & Digital Fluency Learning Standards into your Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/4/2023 to 10/20/2023

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This course is designed to provide educators with the necessary knowledge and skills to integrate the NYS Digital Fluency Learning Standards into their classroom instruction. Participants will learn how to create a digitally-rich learning environment that supports students' acquisition of essential digital skills and competencies. Participants will learn how to design lessons that address the standards while also promoting digital literacy and critical thinking. Through a combination of readings, discussions, and hands-on activities, participants will gain the skills and knowledge needed to create engaging, student-centered lessons that integrate the NYS Digital Fluency Learning Standards.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

13. Student Choice and Differentiation through Self-Paced Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/4/2023 to 10/23/2023

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In this course, participants will learn how working smarter, not harder means focusing the learning taking place in the classroom on the students with the instructor as an instructional content creator. Through the introduction of Hyperdocs and Choice Boards into lesson plans, teachers will assist students in developing learning advocacy, decision-making, and time management freeing up more time for instructors to provide feedback and guidance. Recapture a sense of balance to the teacher workload, where instructor and students do equal work for a more individualized learning experience.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

14. Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress by Debbie Zacarian( Book Study)

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/5/2023 to 11/6/2023

Every student is unique and brings their own contributions to their learning. However, half of the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. "Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress" is a must-read book for educators.

During this course, participants will focus on a strengths-based approach to teaching while finding the goodness every student brings to our classes. Using real-world examples as well as research-based principles, this book shows how to identify inherent assets that students bring to the classroom; connect to students' experiences through instructional planning and delivery; foster students' strengths through the use of predictable routines and structured paired and small-group learning experiences; develop family and community partnerships.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

15. Aligning the World Language Classroom with NYS Learning Standards

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: P-12 World Language Educators, Chairpeople and Supervisors

Dates: 10/6/2023 to 11/6/2023

In this 5 week online course, participants will explore the 2021 NYS Learning Standards for World Languages. Participants will utilize backward design to align standards with Integrated Performance Assessments (I.P.A.). Participants will be able to identify Communication Standards and create Performance Tasks and rubrics with appropriate Proficiency Targets.

Asynchronous work will be posted weekly, with two 30 minute virtual meetings within the 5 weeks.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

16. Be a Game Changer: 'Live to Lead" - The power of being the change you want to see in the world!

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/9/2023 to 11/6/2023

This course will provide participants with the opportunity to develop coordinate and integrate the power of being the change they want to see in the world into their daily lives. This expertise will enable them to grow professionally and personally and internalize the importance of being a life-long learner. As society changes we need to reflect on the changes and make adaptations that enable us to continue to grow, learn and achieve in a collaborative manner. Each assignment will be targeted for a different purpose and audience. Audiences may include the participant, students, parents, educators, or community members. Participants will be required to select at least one assignment and use themselves as the audience. Participants will develop a vision that encompasses the leadership necessary to be the change they want to see in the world.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

17. Bringing STEAM to your Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/10/2023 to 10/30/2023

This course is designed to provide inspiration and give opportunity for collaboration in designing and implementing STEAM projects for the classroom. Participants will be responsible to design, reformat and evaluate STEAM projects in order to make them suitable for their specific classroom environment. Multiple sample projects will be provided and analyzed.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

18. eBook Study: Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 10/10/2023 to 11/27/2023

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"Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners” is NOT just for English as a New Language (ENL) Teachers. It is a guide for ALL teachers who have students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds in their classrooms. In their innovative book, Sydney Snyder and Diane Staehr Fenner share research-based tools, case studies, videos, and sketches to promote the success of Multilingual Learners in and out of the classroom. In this 8-week course, participants will keep a reflection journal where they will reflect on each chapter. Participants will collaborate through discussion questions on Google Classroom. Finally, participants will create a lesson plan focusing on the five principles of culturally responsive teaching.

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

19. Co- Teaching On the Go

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Intended audience This course is designed for educators in K-12. Each section of the course will focus on specific skills and topics best practices in co-teaching.

Dates: 10/10/2023 to 10/26/2023

Learn how to best support your co-taught class with strategies for busy teachers who are often pulled in many directions. In this course we will focus on planning and pedagogical skills needed to facilitate a smoothly run and educationally sound co-taught class virtually. We will focus on how to create a functional working relationship with your co-teacher while not meeting in person and face to face. In addition, this course will explore strategies for organization and planning on the part of both the general education and special education teachers. Co-teaching requires a delicate balance and planning time which is not always readily available and increasingly challenging with a virtual classroom or through distance learning. This course will explore ways to plan and teach in a virtual co-taught setting. In addition we will discuss best practices in co-teaching and strategies that are most effective for helping all students to succeed in a virtual or distance learning setting.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

20. eBook Study-Rebound

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 12/4/2023

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This online course aims to help K-12 teachers address learning loss caused by the disruptions of the pandemic. It begins by discussing the impact of COVID-19 on schools and providing strategies for addressing student trauma and anxiety. Teachers will learn research-backed best practices such as tiered lessons, guided inquiry, project-based learning, and active learning strategies to motivate students and bridge any learning gaps. The course will also cover high-yield instructional strategies, curriculum compacting, and technology integration to help teachers feel more confident in their ability to address learning loss. By the end of the course, teachers will have the tools and knowledge they need to embed high-yield best practices into their teaching habits to conquer learning gaps.

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

21. eBook Study-Empower Our Girls

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 11/3/2023

Empower our Girls focuses on meaningful changes that need to take place in schools and society at large to help girls achieve more. This book offers specific strategies and evidence based practice that teachers can implement in their daily classroom routines to promote growth for young girls and equity among genders. This book study will challenge educators to actively attempt to change the narrative for all of our students, not just girls and to explore ways to create a more inclusive environment that allows students to meet their full potential by identifying stereotypes that are embedded in our culture.

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

22. Tech Tools for ELLs

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Any educator. No Prerequesite.

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 11/8/2023

This course will provide participants with different "tech tools” to use in the classroom. While the main audience of these tools is English Language Learners, these tools could be used with all students. As the course progresses, it will follow the components of the SIOP model in order to align technology with a model of instruction for English Language Learners.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

23. Digital Creation for ELLs

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Any educator. No Prerequesite.

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 11/8/2023

This course will provide participants with different tools to enhance incorporation of language domains with technology. Primarily, we will use Adobe Cloud Express to create exemplars of potential future activities for your students. Adobe Cloud Express is a free tool for education organizations to create social media post images, videos, and webpages. These opportunities help English Language Learners create authenticate works without necessarily being proficient in English.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

24. Introduction to Teaching Multilingual Learners

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Any educator. No Prerequesite.

Dates: 10/12/2023 to 11/9/2023

In this course, we will learn how multilingual learners are identified, serviced, and supported instructionally. We will explore different strategies and activities tailored to these students in the classroom.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

25. eBook Study-Learners without Borders: New Learning Pathways for All Students

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/16/2023 to 11/13/2023

Based on the book Learners without Borders, New Learning Pathways for All Students by Yong Zhao, professionals will dive into a book study thinking about the future of education and how students can be empowered "in a global learning ecosystem". Participants will analyze the traditional borders of education and decide if there is a need to shift thinking that may limit learning. This book will implore participants to "imagine a different kind of learning, without borders, and to begin the shifts in practice that will result in personalized learning for all students".

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

26. Triggering Inquiry with Phenomena

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/16/2023 to 11/7/2023

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Triggering inquiry is about learning something new; triggering curiosity is no small feat. It takes modeling enthusiasm and learning something new to generate our confidence, even if it's something new about the content we've covered for years. This workshop will examine how phenomena and driving questions can be the key to student engagement. In addition, participants will discuss the many ways Phenomenal Phenomena supports equitable development of students' knowledge, engagement, and development of questioning skills.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (10 CTLE hours)

27. Best Practices and Strategies for Teaching Coding in the Elementary Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 10/16/2023 to 11/13/2023

Computational thinking and problem solving are important skills for all 21st century learners. Young learners can develop and strengthen these skills through computer programming, or coding. In this course, participants will explore a variety of digital and "unplugged” resources available to educators and their students at no cost. Additionally, participants will discover best practices and strategies to integrate coding into the classroom. This course aligns to the new K-12 Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards focusing on the concept area of Computational Thinking and is appropriate for all K-5 educators (no experience required).

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

28. Online Informational Meeting-Stony Brook University Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 10/16/2023

Online Information Meeting
MESTRACT is sponsoring an Educational Leadership Post-Master's Advanced Graduate Certificate in collaboration with Stony Brook University starting in the Spring term, March 2024. 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.

29. Sick & Tired: Evidence-Based Methods for Building Resilience in Teachers

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/16/2023 to 11/6/2023

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This course examines teacher resilience as a crucial role in education, focusing on teacher psychology as a critical component in teacher responsiveness, effectiveness, sense of agency, competency, autonomy, optimism, and emotional intelligence. Since a bidirectional relationship exists between the mind and body, an analysis of physiological responses to psychological stress will be explored. Lifestyle factors and nutritional deficiencies that can impair adaptability and the response to psychological stress will also be examined. Evidence-based mind and body techniques for building resilience will be investigated. Knowledge of science is not required.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

30. The ABCs of Student Engagement: Incorporating Activities Before Content

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators K-12

Dates: 10/16/2023 to 11/6/2023

Are you looking to revitalize your lessons and engage students like never before? Activity Before Content (ABC) strategies offer a simple way to encourage learning through play, discovery, and exploration at all levels. ABCs emphasize student-centered learning rather than teacher-directed instruction and empower students to take ownership of their education. This workshop will introduce you to the fascinating "world” of ABCs, the simple approaches to incorporating ABCs into your lessons, and the deeper connections your students will make while actively participating in these activities.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

31. You're Hired! Now What? The New Teacher's Guide to Success

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: New and pre-service Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2023 to 11/10/2023

This course is designed to provide new K-12 teachers with the foundational skills and strategies necessary for success in the classroom. The course covers a wide range of topics, including: Classroom Management, Differentiated Instruction, Classroom Technology, Classroom Engagement, Lesson Planning and Delivery, Special Education, English Language Learners, Professional Development and Growth and Reflection and Self-Care.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

32. Language Based Approach to Content Instruction

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2023 to 11/13/2023

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.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

33. Computer Science (CS) for the ARTS

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 10/25/2023

In this course, participants will review the basics of Computer Science and Digital Fluency in the arts. This in-depth course will explore creative, fun, project-based art projects and concepts that integrate technology and STEAM learning. Participants will explore a range of emerging and classic tools and media that teach the fundamentals and are cost-effective. This course will explain how to incorporate the principles of Computer Science & Digital Fluency, the arts along with how to engage students with creative projects. During this course, we will share ways to elevate the learning to the next level by adding elements such as collaboration, connection, and community.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (6 CTLE hours)

34. AI in Education

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 10/26/2023

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This course introduces the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. Participants will gain an understanding of how AI can be used to enhance learning, support student engagement, and promote effective teaching practices. We will explore how AI can free up teachers' time to focus on more meaningful interactions with students. This course will also explore how AI can be seen in the new Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. As the technology continues to evolve, it will be important for educators to stay informed of these developments and ensure that students are prepared to succeed in an increasingly AI-driven world.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

35. LINC-Minecraft EDU 101

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Teachers, Assistants, Administrators (All grade level and content areas welcome)

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 10/24/2023

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Do you want to get and keep your students engaged in content, while fostering their creative and collaborative sides? Look no further than the number one video game of all time, Minecraft.

Minecraft Education allows teachers to engage students with the best parts of the commercial game, while giving educators the ability to create, monitor, and challenge learners safely. In this 5 hour introductory course, we will look at basic game play, pedagogy for using it with your students, multiplayer, and assessment.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (5 CTLE hours)

36. LINC-Teaching in a Digital World

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 11/15/2023

This course will focus on best practices and strategies to implement the new NYS Computer Science & Digital Fluency Learning Standards into K-12 classrooms. In this course, participants will explore Computational Thinking, Networks and Systems Design, Digital Literacy, and Impacts of Computing along with several edtech resources and tools that can support the integration of these learning standards into the classroom. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

37. Adjusting the Norm - Strategies for Embracing All Cultures in the Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/23/2023 to 11/27/2023

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As our country's demographics shift, the impact can be seen in the classroom as we are teaching students from across the world. There is great potential for embracing cultures and enhancing instructional activities, while bridging cultures between home and school. Educators will review research-based strategies to better incorporate students from other cultures into the classroom. Educators in this course will become empowered to adjust instructional delivery to meet the needs of their classroom's changing demographics and improve educational outcomes for all students.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

38. Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/25/2023 to 11/29/2023

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A teacher's use of formative assessment techniques is essential in ensuring he or she is meeting the learning targets for a unit. Teachers need to know "who knows what” before moving on. Formative assessment is nothing new - our teachers were administering formative assessments to us when we were in school many years ago. In today's digital world, we are lucky to have so many more tools to assist us in our formative assessments. Teachers in the class will review the research on formative assessment as well as explore dozens of instructional tools that can be used for formative assessments. Teachers will leave this course with concrete and easy to use examples for embedding more formative assessments into their lessons that attempts to reach all students. Course outcomes will focus on allowing all students to experience academic success, and creating a welcoming and affirming environment that is inclusive for all students. Participants will work with resources that focus specifically on using formative assessments with students with disabilities and multi-language learners.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

39. Understanding and Responding to Suicide Risk in Schools

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors

Dates: 10/26/2023 to 11/17/2023

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*The content of this course may be sensitive to some.* School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors frequently assess for safety risk in their students throughout the school year. This course will analyze the current data related to the very sensitive and serious topic of suicidality in K-12 students, and will explore best practices for responding to our most at-risk students experiencing a mental health crisis in the school setting. This course will also cover available Suffolk County resources that are specific to responding to mental health crisis situations. This course will also provide opportunities for case conferencing and will offer resources to prevent burnout.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

40. New Teacher Tips and Tricks

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All teachers

Dates: 10/30/2023 to 11/20/2023

Being a new teacher can be overwhelming. Whether it be building content, creating routines or simply finding the best uses of your limited time, it can be difficult to juggle all of the nuances of this profession at the start of your career. This course is designed to give some helpful tips and tricks that I have learned that have been beneficial to me in my own classroom.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

41. Implementing SEL at the Elementary level

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Elementary teachers, counselors, social workers, school psychologists, etc.

Dates: 10/30/2023 to 11/27/2023

Participants in this course will develop a SEL tool kit for direct implementation in their classrooms highlighting topics and lessons aligned with New York State learning goals for Social Emotional Learning. We will explore a different CASEL core competency: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making each week.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

42. Fill the Mold: Lesson Design Made Simple

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2023 to 11/17/2023

In this course participants will explore the impact of "lesson shells" also know as EduProtocols to build a teaching portfolio that can transition throughout content areas and grade levels. No more "reinventing the wheel" with every grade level change or curriculum initiative. Using simple, easy-to-follow steps, participants will learn how to incorporate building parameters for class activities that can be filled in by students independently or in group environments.

Based on the books by Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern, this teaching strategy will save teachers time and energy granting them the opportunity to provide more immediate feedback and guidance of their student work.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

43. LINC-Minecraft EDU 201

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Teachers, Assistants, Administrators (All grade level and content areas welcome)

Dates: 11/1/2023 to 11/8/2023

Do you want to get and keep your students engaged in content, while fostering their creative and collaborative sides? Look no further than the number one video game of all-time, Minecraft. Minecraft Education allows teachers to engage students with the best parts of the commercial game, while giving educators the ability to create, monitor, and challenge learners safely.

In this second 5-hour course we will focus on teaching with Minecraft Education, Managing multiplayer tutorials and project based learning/assessment.

**Participation in Minecraft 101 is encouraged, but not required.**

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (5 CTLE hours)

44. Strengthening Character through Service Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: School counselors, social workers, classroom teachers, support staff

Dates: 11/1/2023 to 11/29/2023

The purpose of this course is to assist teachers, counselors, support staff, etc. with integrating Service Learning into their school environments. Educators will be able to identify the need for Service Learning and how its benefits may be felt throughout the school and greater community.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

45. eBook Study-Chart a New Course

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/6/2023 to 12/13/2023

Chart a New Course is a book written by Rachelle Dene Poth who identifies the top skills students needed to succeed in the future. These skills are identified as: the ability to communicate, work in teams, think creatively, problem solve and design. This book shows educators how to help students develop essential skills needed through authentic, real-world learning experiences, building a pathway for the future of learning and work. This course will offer tools educators need to design more purposeful learning experiences to drive student engagement, promote creativity, model risk-taking and build classroom culture. Each module will explore digital tools and strategies, and offer clear examples, as educators create practical lessons that they can use in their classrooms. Each week you will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete challenges that can be applied to your classroom.

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

46. Battling Burnout

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/6/2023 to 11/22/2023

It is no secret that a large number of teachers hit a point of burnout at some point in their career. Teachers today have an unbelievable amount of pressure and responsibility that often stretches far beyond the content they were hired to teach. Expectations are high and come from within, administration, the public and the nation at large. Additionally, teachers have seen rapid changes to curriculum, technology, social- emotional initiatives. APPR, and state and federal standards. This course will explore the skills needed to prevent and manage burnout. Participants will learn strategies for improving their morale, reducing stress and managing expectations.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

47. Understanding Loss & Grief in Youth

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: teachers and teacher assistants

Dates: 11/6/2023 to 11/22/2023

This online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who experience grief through loss; the stages of loss; types of loss; the changes that occur after loss. We will learn, as educators, how to create a supportive and empathetic learning environment that fosters trust among all students in the classroom (or office).

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

48. Classroom Management Strategies That Work

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/7/2023 to 11/27/2023

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This course will give participants strategies for improving classroom management in order to create an orderly and well organized environment where students can succeed and complete rigorous work. Participants will explore approaches for developing positive classroom communities that promote good relationships between the teacher and students as well as between peers. Effective classroom management is vital for teachers ' ability to teach and students ability to learn. Participants will learn how to maintain good student behavior, create feasible classroom expectations and procedures, and techniques for implementing behavior modifications when needed. Behavior intervention plans will be discussed as well as resources and service providers within the school building that are available when help is needed beyond the confines of the classroom. In addition, coursework will cover ways to teach students how to monitor and regulate their own behavior.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

49. Anxiety In The Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Intended audience This course is designed for educators in K-12. Each section of the course will focus on specific skills and topics related to anxiety, school phobia, and the impact it has on both students and educators.

Dates: 11/13/2023 to 11/29/2023

This course will explore a variety of anxiety disorders and the symptoms that may appear in the classroom. The course will seek to address concerns of teachers and support staff in addressing and dealing with the impacts that anxiety can have on students in relation to school. Additionally, we will discuss strategies, accommodations, testing accommodations, IEP and 504 plans and how they are used for children with Anxiety Disorders.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

50. Work Smarter, Not Harder with Google Workspace

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/15/2023 to 11/29/2023

Google Workspace is an essential tool for teachers who want to engage students in a dynamic and interactive learning environment. This course is designed to provide teachers with a greater understanding of Google Workspace and how it can be used to enhance their teaching and improve student learning outcomes. By the end of this course, teachers will have a better understanding of Google Workspace tools and how they can be used to create dynamic, interactive, and engaging learning experiences for students. Teachers will also have practical skills for managing and organizing files in Google Drive and customizing Google Workspace for their individual teaching needs.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

51. LINC-Navigating the World Language Learning Standards

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: World Language Educators

Dates: 11/15/2023 to 12/14/2023

The New York State Learning Standards workshop is designed to empower educators with the knowledge, strategies, and resources needed to effectively implement the revised world language standards. Our sessions will address the critical role of language education in preparing students to thrive in an interconnected and diverse world.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

52. Understanding the New Middle School Science Investigations

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: middle school science teachers

Dates: 11/27/2023 to 12/18/2023

This course provides educators with a deep dive into each of the newly required middle school science investigations. We will go through the background content and instruction that should be covered with students before conducting the investigation as well as discussion the best practices for instructing and facilitating the investigation with students.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

53. LINC-Advanced Minecraft Education (Minecraft 301 & 401)

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Teachers, Assistants, Administrators (All grade level and content areas welcome)

Dates: 11/28/2023 to 12/6/2023

In this advanced Minecraft Education workshop we will look at coding, redstone, commands, special blocks, world creation and management. Looking to take your student's classroom Minecraft experience to the next level?

*Participation in Minecraft 101 & 201 is encouraged, but not required.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (5 CTLE hours)

54. Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions By Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/29/2023 to 1/4/2024

Make Just One Change by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, equips all educators - at all levels - to become experts at teaching the fundamentally important skill of question formulation. Students become curious and engaged when they learn to formulate their questions. Participants will walk away from this program with practical action steps for implementing questioning strategies in their classrooms - and get the most out of it. Course delivery will be through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

55. Are You a Culturally Responsive Teacher?

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 12/4/2023 to 1/29/2024

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Delivering culturally-responsive lessons can not only help you engage students, but allow them to make personal connections with content. Greater student investment will lead to many other benefits, such as more rigor and motivation. This course will walk educators through the process of learning about the link between culture and neuroscience, as well as methods for infusing daily lessons with culturally responsive activities. A happier, focused classroom is the ideal outcome.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

56. Beyond Tolerance: Creating a Culturally Inclusive and Civically Aware Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: This course is designed for educators in K-12.

Dates: 12/4/2023 to 12/20/2023

No matter the content area, as teachers we are tasked with being on the frontline of educating our youth to live in an ethnically and culturally diverse America. Educators have a responsibility to create a culturally inclusive classroom and provide a means for students to become more culturally and civically aware. In this course participants will learn approaches to teaching about cultural responsiveness and civic responsibility by discussing and learning strategies to create both a tolerant and accepting classroom. We will discuss how to navigate difficult conversations and engage students in lessons that will prepare them for their future beyond their K-12 education.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

57. Starving Obsession: Behind the Mask of Youth & Eating Disorders

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: teachers, counselors, support staff, coaches

Dates: 12/4/2023 to 12/20/2023

Using the compelling stories and case studies of adolescence as a guide, this online course will give you a snapshot look at the complex world of the body, brain and mind. A "look inside” if you will of children battling eating disorders.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

58. Social-Emotional Learning in the Post-Pandemic Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators

Dates: 12/5/2023 to 12/21/2023

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In 2018, NYSED identified the following goals to guide their K-12 SEL Benchmarks for New York State schools: Develop self-awareness and self-management skills essential to success in school and in life, Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships, and Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts. This 15-hour, online course will focus on understanding, accessing, and implementing the New York State Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks in classrooms of all grades and disciplines. Participants will explore the NYS K-12 Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks, research best practices to help their students meet the benchmarks, and learn how to infuse them into interdisciplinary lessons.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

59. LINC "The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome for All" Book Study

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/3/2024 to 2/1/2024

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This book study will help educators get a better understanding of assistive technology in an educational setting. The author focuses on how to develop a consistent approach for choosing technology to design accessible, inclusive, educational experiences for the benefit of students. Technology is ever evolving as are all successful educators. Each week participants will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete activities that can be applied to their classrooms. This class will meet both synchronously (5 hours) and asynchronously (10 hours).

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book will be provided "The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome for All" by Christopher R. Bugaj

Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access course materials.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

60. trAIn your brAIN - All About AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All educators, K-12

Dates: 1/4/2024 to 2/1/2024

With all the buzz about ChatGPT and other Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is time for staff to experience exactly what ChatGPT and AI is all about. In this class, you will be introduced to the possibilities that AI can provide and the challenges that will be faced. Gain a solid understanding of AI vocabulary, tools within our technology platforms, responsible use, ethical considerations and how to apply AI to current teaching practices. You will end this week-long course with skills, confidence and understanding of AI.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service request. (15 CTLE hours)

61. The Hidden Culture of Female Aggression

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/8/2024 to 1/29/2024

The instructor will guide participants through the hidden culture of female aggression and steps educators can take to reduce these behaviors in our students. Relational aggression can take on many different forms, both verbal and nonverbal, and they can vary depending on the individual perpetrating the aggression as well as the culture in which it is occurring.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

62. Unlocking the Power of the 4 C's: Enhancing Classroom Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity with Canva

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2024 to 2/14/2024

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Unlocking the Power of the 4 C's: Enhancing Classroom Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity focuses on improving communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity in the classroom. Teachers will learn practical strategies and techniques for promoting these skills in their students, as well as tools and resources to effectively incorporate them in their teaching practice using Canva for Education. A basic understanding of Canva will be introduced to participants. Afterward, they will create engaging and interactive visual aids to enhance their lessons and promote deeper learning. Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the 4 C's and how they can be implemented into their teaching using Canva to create a more engaging and effective learning environment for themselves and their students.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

63. Digital Tools to Support ELLs in the Content Area Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Content Area Teachers/ELLs

Dates: 1/8/2024 to 1/31/2024

This three week course is designed to help content area teachers support their English Language Learners (ELLs). Each week will highlight digital tools in a specific category: Translation Tools, Engagement Tools, & Literacy Tools. At the end of the course, participants will choose one tool to explore and create a lesson with.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

64. Leveraging Technology and Best Practices to Support the MTSS Framework

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/8/2024 to 2/28/2024

A multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework that helps educators provide educational and behavioral strategies for students with various needs. This framework can be successful by utilizing tools and best practices that support students emotionally, academically, and behaviorally.

There are more students struggling than ever before. We will delve into the MTSS framework and explore best practices and tools that provide equitable learning and create positive learning experiences to support the current learning environment and meet the needs of ALL students.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work in the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

65. Seeing the Pain of Kids Who Self-Harm

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: teachers, school counselors, social workers, support staff, coaches

Dates: 1/8/2024 to 1/29/2024

This online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who self-harm; the age of onset for self-harm as well as 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 can create a supporting learning environment.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

66. Padlet - the Universal Creator, Communicator and Collaborator

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All educators

Dates: 1/9/2024 to 1/30/2024

Padlet, an online bulletin board, can be used to educate educators and students alike. This class will focus on using Padlet to 1) present researched information to fellow participants and 2) engage your own students. After learning how to use Padlet, participants will research an instructional strategy/current educational trend and present that information via Padlet. The second part is to create Padlets for student interaction. See all that Padlet has to offer!

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

67. Sick & Tired: Evidence-Based Methods for Building Resilience in Teachers

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/22/2024 to 2/12/2024

This course examines teacher resilience as a crucial role in education, focusing on teacher psychology as a critical component in teacher responsiveness, effectiveness, sense of agency, competency, autonomy, optimism, and emotional intelligence. Since a bidirectional relationship exists between the mind and body, an analysis of physiological responses to psychological stress will be explored. Lifestyle factors and nutritional deficiencies that can impair adaptability and the response to psychological stress will also be examined. Evidence-based mind and body techniques for building resilience will be investigated. Knowledge of science is not required.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is needed to access course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. You may complete asynchronous work during the hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

68. eBook Study-Compassionate School Practices: Fostering Children's Mental Health and Well-Being

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/23/2024 to 2/8/2024

Compassionate School Practices: Fostering Children's Mental Health and Well-Being discusses how educators can establish a compassionate cultural foundation for strong relationships and holistic skills to weather stress, trauma, and promote well-being for their entire school population. The authors of this book explain how educators can discover a collaborative visioning process to elevate compassion through dialogue, policies, and protocol. Participants will explore how compassion shapes professional practice and organizational functioning. We will read and discuss insights about how educators can be more prepared to deal with students who face struggle, and hardship. Compassion has the potential to transform schools into places of healing, comfort, belonging, and connection amid these difficulties. Participants will also learn skills needed to demonstrate and nurture compassion within their schools, districts, and communities, and will better understand how compassionate instruction can directly support vulnerable populations within schools.

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

69. AI in Education

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/30/2024 to 2/16/2024

This course introduces the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. Participants will gain an understanding of how AI can be used to enhance learning, support student engagement, and promote effective teaching practices. We will explore how AI can free up teachers' time to focus on more meaningful interactions with students. This course will also explore how AI can be seen in the new Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. As the technology continues to evolve, it will be important for educators to stay informed of these developments and ensure that students are prepared to succeed in an increasingly AI-driven world.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

70. Improving Teacher Questioning Techniques

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/1/2024 to 3/1/2024

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The fastest way to get our students thinking at a higher level is to question them at higher level. With higher and more exhaustive standards being placed on our students, we must use our ability to question students in a manner that improves their ability to think critically and problem solve. This course will prepare teachers to meet the demands of the Next Generation Learning Standards and improve student learning outcomes.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

71. eBook Study-The Girl Positive Library: Inspiring Confidence, Creativity, and Curiosity in Young Women

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: School librarians, ELA teachers, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers and Psychologists

Dates: 2/6/2024 to 3/12/2024

In this course, we will study Maryann Harlan's book The Girl Positive Library: Inspiring Confidence, Creativity, and Curiosity in Young Women. This well-researched, straightforward work offers librarians and educators guidance in reading, critiquing, and recommending YA books that advance positive and accurate representation of girls and young women. Harlan's book discusses complex issues like character archetypes that define norms of adolescent behavior, body autonomy and sex positivity, and the importance of reading YA fiction through a lens of intersectional feminism. The text provides an accessible and thorough foundation for meaningful conversations surrounding representations of girlhood in media, particularly novels and film. About half of the work consists of in-depth reviews of YA fiction and the other half is practical suggestions for how to use and implement a feminist lens while reading, discussing, and reviewing titles.

A digital copy of the book will be provided through MESTRACT's Gale eBook library.

Please note: Course delivery will be through a combination of required synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom. District approval is required for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

72. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the Elementary Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Elementary teachers, administrators, social workers, psychologists, guidance, special educators, paraprofessionals, etc.

Dates: 2/6/2024 to 3/5/2024

In this course we will begin to explore Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports and how/why to implement it in our schools and classrooms. Participants will learn what the goals of PBIS are, how to implement PBIS and how to tell if it's working. Activities such as creating a Behavior Matrix and Character Calendar will be done in order to give participants a way to begin PBIS implementation immediately after the course ends.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

73. Dive Into UDL: Book Study

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/7/2024 to 4/3/2024

Are you looking to gain a deeper understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how to implement it in your classroom? This course is here to help! This course is a comprehensive and personalized approach to understanding UDL - a framework ensuring all learners can succeed. With the help of the book "Dive Into UDL: Immersive Practices to Develop Expert Learners," which aligns with UDL principles and meets the needs of educators at all levels, you will embark on a personalized learning journey that gradually builds your knowledge and skills through various activities. You will have the freedom to customize how you want to learn. The course includes assigned reading, activities, implementation, and reflection opportunities, all designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in UDL. Let's dive into UDL together and create an inclusive learning environment for all students!

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

74. Student Choice and Differentiation through Self-Paced Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2024 to 2/28/2024

In this course, participants will learn how working smarter, not harder means focusing the learning taking place in the classroom on the students with the instructor as an instructional content creator. By introducing Hyperdocs and Choice Boards into lesson plans, teachers will assist students in learning advocacy, decision-making and time management freeing up more time for instructors to provide feedback and guidance. Recapture a sense of balance to the teacher workload where instructor and students do equal work for a more individualized learning experience.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

75. Question Everything: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines Using Scientific Research

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Secondary Educators

Dates: 2/26/2024 to 3/18/2024

This course explores the use of various types of scientific research to teach critical thinking skills in all academic subjects. Methods of evaluating the validity of published, peer-reviewed studies will be emphasized, with the same critical thinking skills having real-world application. The components of a research study will be reviewed, and a scaffolded approach students assessing studies will be presented. Participants will engage in digital discussions and complete activities that can be applied to their classrooms. Knowledge of science is not required.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

76. Empowering Students to Ask the Questions and Seek the Answers

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All educators K-12

Dates: 2/26/2024 to 3/20/2024

Do you ever wish that your students would ask the questions instead of you? The seemingly "simple” skill of asking questions is often never taught but always expected, until now. This course will explore the simple strategies of asking questions using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). This technique empowers students to ask important questions and seek answers while respecting each other's voices. QFT promotes inquiry, is easy to implement, adaptable to any classroom, and will transform the student-centered learning experience.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

77. Understanding and Responding to Suicide Risk in Schools

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors

Dates: 2/29/2024 to 3/22/2024

*The content of this course may be sensitive to some.* School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Counselors frequently assess for safety risk in their students throughout the school year. This course will analyze the current data related to the very sensitive and serious topic of suicidality in K-12 students, and will explore best practices for responding to our most at-risk students experiencing a mental health crisis in the school setting. This course will also cover available Suffolk County resources that are specific to responding to mental health crisis situations. This course will also provide opportunities for case conferencing and will offer resources to prevent burnout.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

78. Breaking Down Gender-related Social Constructs

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers k-12

Dates: 3/4/2024 to 4/17/2024

This course will help educators recognize the social constructs that have served to continue sexist behavior in both personal and educational settings. We will explore the history of sexism and the importance of this topic in America today. We will explore gender equity in sports, the existing gender gap in the workplace, and gender equity in education. We will focus also on future possibilities and paths to reach gender equity in America. Participants will be encouraged to engage in discussions from their own experiences as well as from current research in the field.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

79. eBook Study-Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 3/4/2024 to 4/10/2024

"Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners” is NOT just for English as a New Language (ENL) Teachers. It is a guide for ALL teachers who have students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds in their classrooms. In their innovative book, Sydney Snyder and Diane Staehr Fenner share research-based tools, case studies, videos, and sketches to promote the success of Multilingual Learners in and out of the classroom. In this 8-week course, participants will keep a reflection journal where they will reflect on each chapter. Participants will collaborate through discussion questions on Google Classroom. Finally, participants will create a lesson plan focusing on the five principles of culturally responsive teaching.

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

80. Introduction to Removing Labels that Disrupt Student Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 3/4/2024 to 4/8/2024

The objective of this course is to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the book, Removing Labels: 40 Techniques to Disrupt Negative Expectations about Students and Schools, written by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey. The course is designed to use the main objectives of the book to help educators "interrupt the cycle caused by labeling students". We will review common assumptions, expectations, labels, conclusions, and judgements teachers and administrators sometimes make in their classrooms and schools. Additionally, we will explore methods that may be used to disrupt these cycles through building relationships with individual students in the classroom.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library.

81. Understanding & Supporting Children of Divorce

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: teachers, social workers, counselors and other support staff

Dates: 3/4/2024 to 3/20/2024

This 15-hour online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who may experience more externalizing challenges because of divorce. Some challenges may be learning, behavior disorders, depression/anxiety and even trauma. In addition, children may also experience more conflict with peers and adults after a divorce. Learn how we, as educators/adults can show understanding and create a supportive learning environment for children experiencing the challenges of divorce.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

82. Spark Learning: Create NGSS STEM Inspired Science Lessons

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-8 Educators

Dates: 3/6/2024 to 4/8/2024

STEM education is an excellent way to spark learning science engagingly. Research shows that STEM is an approach to learning that positively impacts student achievement and teacher efficacy.

This course engages K-8 teachers in hands-on activities, investigations, data analysis, and productive, collegial talk, including collaboration and sharing practices. Participants will learn STEAM resources and meaningful activities to integrate concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The class will explore the relevant Next Generation Learning Standards to provide a productive and exciting learning environment that prepares students for ongoing STEM interests.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

83. Improving Teacher Questioning Techniques

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/2/2024 to 5/13/2024

The fastest way to get our students thinking at a higher level is to question them at higher level. With higher and more exhaustive standards being placed on our students, we must use our ability to question students in a manner that improves their ability to think critically and problem solve. This course will prepare teachers to meet the demands of the Next Generation Learning Standards and improve student learning outcomes.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

84. Discover the Pathway to Highly Effective Teaching

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/4/2024 to 5/30/2024

As educators and designers, we are called to architect learning experiences for all learners by creating lessons with flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments. This course is designed to delve deeper into best practices by examining the framework of teaching developed by Charlotte Danielson, highlighting seven essential elements of great teaching and providing a clear pathway to effective instruction.

Participants will explore how the Understanding by Design (UBD) framework and the Blended Learning model, when combined, can create flexible learning landscapes that support a student-centered learning environment. Participants will also examine digital tools to foster essential teaching practices that build on the foundation of planning and facilitating engaging and coherent instruction designed to meet the various needs of our students. There will be a strong emphasis on classroom equity and its role in creating an optimal learning environment for all students.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

85. Making Meaningful Changes to Promote Science Inquiry: Transitioning to the NYS Science Learning Standards

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators K-12

Dates: 4/29/2024 to 5/22/2024

Out with the old and in with the new! Change is fastly approaching and it is time to start implementing meaningful changes into our science classrooms. The goal of the NYS Science Learning Standards is to reinvigorate science education at all levels, promote greater exploration, and better prepare students for careers in the 21st century. This course is meant to take the daunting and overwhelming tasks of this transition and turn them into possible and inspiring opportunities for our students and ourselves! This course will explore meaningful phenomena, examine Crosscutting Concepts, and strategize the implementation of Science and Engineering Practices.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings and asynchronous work in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)