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1. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/6/2022 to 12/13/2022

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This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs on Tuesdays, note only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to instructor for schedule.

2. GREENBURGH CSD NEW TEACHER INSTITUTE September 22, 2022 - June 8, 2023

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY) - TBD

Audience: All grade levels

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 6/8/2023

Location: TBD

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO NEW TEACHERS IN THE GREENBURGH CSD DATES AND TIMES: 3:30 - 4:30PM September 22, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 23, April 20, May 11, June 8, ***5 additional hours will be spent on assignments outside of our sessions

3. How to Create a Winning Classroom Culture

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 11/15/2022 to 1/17/2023

Based upon the book You Win the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith, participants will learn and apply the "7 C's” to transform classrooms into positive, engaging environments. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to teach students how to: become better communicators, be more empathetic, and become better citizens. As classroom/school leaders, educators will learn ways to connect with students on a whole new level; making classroom cultures nurturing and engaging. Required Readings: "You Win the Locker Room First", by Gordon and Smith (2015). Formerly C.M.S.V. CEGE 590-R01.
In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will be both asynchronous and synchronous. The first 3 hours will be provided through Google Classroom (a Google invite will be provided). You will need to join using a personal Gmail account. The asynchronous portion will consist of a self-directed module based approach that will ask candidates to review the background and some of the laws associated with the DASA, timelines and concrete concepts. The modules will include both free responses and multiple-choice quizzes to ascertain your understanding before a certificate for Part 1 can be issued. You will have four days to complete the first 3 asynchronous hours. This 3-hour session must be completed prior to Part II which is on Sunday, December 11th. Part 2, also a 3-hour time frame, will dive deeper into the strategies and reporting procedures as well as proactive mechanisms for tracking, reporting, and preventing bullying and harassment in the educational/school environment, including cyber bullying. All participants must be available on Sunday, December 11th from 10:00am - 1:00pm to participate in synchronous Part II of the workshop which will be held via Zoom.
During this online course experience, participants will engage in an introduction to the research proven SIOP Model©. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

6. Metro Region - Consider the Source Fall Institute Teaching Historical Thinking and Culturally Responsive Content through Local Primary Sources

Audience: Teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 12/13/2022

Location: Iona University

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This workshop will be a day of learning, collaboration, and sharing for teachers and school librarians in the Metro NY region. Jordan Jace, statewide coordinator for Consider the Source New York and Education DirectoKeynote speaker will be Claire Bellerjeau, author of the book, ESPIONAGE AND ENSLAVEMENT IN THE REVOLUTION: THE TRUE STORY OF ROBERT TOWNSEND AND ELIZABETH c.2021r for the NYS Archives Partnership Trust, will facilitate a discussion focused on teaching historical thinking skills through culturally responsive content. Local Social Studies teachers will share lessons they created through the Consider the Source program using primary sources from local repositories. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate and brainstorm lesson ideas around the Seal of Civic Readiness, Regents prep, and scaffolding historical thinking skills for young learners. Keynote speaker will be Claire Bellerjeau, author of the book, ESPIONAGE AND ENSLAVEMENT IN THE REVOLUTION: THE TRUE STORY OF ROBERT TOWNSEND AND ELIZABETH c.2021 Date: Dec. 13, 2022 Time: 9am - 3pm Location: Iona University Lunch will be provided.
Join us for a discussion of the book Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Stephanie will lead the discussion on ZOOM. THURSDAY, December 15 at 10:30 on Zoom. Please register by 12/8 to receive the link on time.
Please Watch the film on your own and then join us on Zoom on Monday, December 19 at 11:30 for the discussion with our own film maven, Mimi.You need to order the film ahead of time. Look for the film on streaming services, your local library and Utube. Please register online by December 13 to receive the Zoom link on time. Questions will be forwarded prior to the discussion date.

9. SIOP Lesson Planning: What the Difference? (12/19 - 12/22/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 12/19/2022 to 12/22/2022

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During this online course experience, participants will learn how SIOP lesson planning differs from mainstream classroom planning through exploring the SIOP Planning templates and resources. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

10. Online BBT - Brain Based Teaching, January 2 - February 13, 2023(WTCI)

Audience: K-12 School Professionals

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online

Course participants will explore how the brain processes, stores, and retrieves information as well as the most effective teaching techniques that support students' learning. In order to ensure that all students achieve their potential, we will examine cutting-edge methods for creating lessons and assessments as well as for modifying instructional strategies. We will discuss a range of learning techniques that can be applied to enhance student mastery of relevant material and explore online materials that can complement and enhance your classroom lessons. At the conclusion of this class, you will have strategies and techniques to capture students' attention, keep it, improve their memory, and improve their test scores. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. In this online book study, participants will learn about the Personal & Authentic Framework which solidifies the "what” and the "how” in creating the types of learning experiences that impact a lifetime. With the learner at the center, and held together by relationships and a culture for learning, the various ways in which teachers can make learning personal and authentic can be amplified. These include: Social-Emotional Learning; Culturally Responsive; Moments of Awe; Relevant & Contextualized; Interests, Passions, & Strengths; Creation & Design; Flexible Pace & Path; and Authentic Feedback. Supports for the process include the spaces in which children learn and the tools in which they use, both of which either amplify or hinder the learner. All participants must purchase the book before the start of the course.
Our country's diversity and demographics have changed what our classrooms look like. We all encounter students that have limited English, and we need to differentiate instruction to meet their needs. In order to meet academic success, this population needs to make linguistic gains in order to begin to master course content. Participants will work with evidence-based practices and instructional intervention strategies to improve language skills for this population. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

13. Online: Addressing Conflict through Restorative Justice Practices, January 2 - February 13, 2023 (WTCI)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K - 12

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online

Restorative justice focuses on mediation and agreement rather than punishment. In the school community, offending students must accept responsibility for harmful actions and make restitution. Teachers who use restorative discipline practices find that classroom behavior improves dramatically. They have better relationships with their students and, therefore, less stress from unresolved conflicts. For the growing number of districts using restorative justice, the programs have helped strengthen school communities, prevent bullying, and reduce student conflicts. The benefits are clear: early-adopting districts have seen drastic reductions in suspension and expulsion rates and students say they are happier and feel safer. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
As our country's demographics shift, the impact is evident in all our classrooms 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. Course participants will review research-based strategies to better incorporate students from other cultures into the classroom. At the end of this course, you will be empowered to adjust instructional delivery to meet the needs of your classroom's changing demographics and improve educational outcomes for all students. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

15. Online: ELL's Meeting the academic needs of English Language Learners January 2 - February 13, 2023 (WTCI)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K - 12

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online

English language learners present special challenges for teachers in today's classrooms. A successful ELL teacher learns to balance the language learning needs of the students with the appropriate content. The knowledge and skills students gain in ELL classes positively affect their lives at school and home. As the diversity of the United States increases, so too does the need for teachers of second language learners. Participants in this course will create lesson plans that incorporate strategies to reach ELL students. This class is appropriate for all K-12 teachers. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

16. Online: Improving Students Outcomes through Effective Homework, January 2 - February 13, 2023 (WTCI)

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online Only

Homework - the mention of the word makes the student in us tremble! As educators we know that we need to assign homework for various reasons from accountability to curriculum pacing demands. We can leverage our HW policies to improve student learning outcomes. Participants will assess their current HW practices and evaluate the components of an effective HW assignment. Teachers will also develop paperless assignments as well as flipped lessons and HW assignments. This class is appropriate for all K-12 educators. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

17. ONLINE: Managing ADHD and LD in the Classroom, January 2 - February 13, 2023 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online Only

All teachers have come across a student in their class with either ADHD or a Learning Disability.This course will give teachers an opportunity to examine current research geared towards helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student's performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and, at the conclusion of the course, will have a number of instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

18. EDU 5371.01/Technology in Special Education

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 1/11/2023

This course will examine ways to use technologies in planning, implementing and managing the teaching and learning environments for students with special needs and learn how to evaluate, select, develop and adapt technologies. The focus will be on such topics as technologies for assessment and planning, as well as for implementing and modifying instruction, selecting hardware and software, uses of and regulations regarding assistive technology, and using technology to support the principles of universal design. Field experience required. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Plus 10 hours online coursework.

19. Content Literacy Instruction

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/3/2023 to 3/6/2023

Participants will access, develop and utilize reading comprehension strategies that will actively engage their students in the learning process. Participants will have the opportunity to develop, implement and discuss instructional strategies to improve the literacy development of students within all classrooms. Participants will learn effective strategies to improve students' acquisition of competencies in listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, written expression (i.e. mechanics, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and editing skills). Participants will access the information and tools necessary to focus student learning through reading and writing across the curriculum. Teachers involved in this course will have the chance to reflect, discuss, and implement strategies to improve understanding of nonfiction text. More specifically, participants will develop strategies to improve their students' writing skills in any type of classroom setting. Required Readings: Marshall, Jeff (2016). The Highly Effective Teacher; Harvey, S. and Goudvis, A. (2000) Strategies that Work. Other Readings: Sprenger, Marilee (2013). Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core. This course will run asynchronously online from Jan. 3-Mar. 6, 2023. Only start and end dates are listed.

20. EDU 5026.01/Literacy in the Content Areas

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/3/2023 to 1/13/2023

Learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run asynchronously from Jan. 3-13, 2023. Only start and end dates are listed.

21. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/3/2023 to 1/13/2023

This course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org before registering or call 845-553-9516. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run 1/3-13/23. Only start and end dates are listed

22. Strategies for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs (1/3 - 1/6/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/3/2023 to 1/6/2023

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During this online course experience, participants will explore teaching strategies using The SIOP Model ® for History-Social Studies K-12. Showcasing tasks and examples work well with all students, especially ELLs, enabling them to explore, practice, and apply key concepts and academic language. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

23. EDU 5371.02/Technology in Special Education

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 1/3/2023 to 1/12/2023

This course will examine ways to use technologies in planning, implementing and managing the teaching and learning environments for students with special needs and learn how to evaluate, select, develop and adapt technologies. The focus will be on such topics as technologies for assessment and planning, as well as for implementing and modifying instruction, selecting hardware and software, uses of and regulations regarding assistive technology, and using technology to support the principles of universal design. Field experience required. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Plus 10 hours online coursework.

24. EDU 5001.01/Apply Multisensory Phonics - 1 Credit

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/3/2023 to 1/12/2023

Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit. Course will run from Jan. 3-Jan. 12, 2023.
This course will provide an overview of the characteristics of effective instructional strategies in a general education classroom. Participants will develop strategies to incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. By the end of this course students should have gained a full understanding of: Special health-related issues, Learning processes of the special education student, motivational and communication techniques, classroom management, the means to update knowledge and skills in the subject taught, current trends and issues, special education legislation, characteristics and etiology of specific disabilities, intervention strategies for children with disabilities, how to adapt the learning environment to meet the needs of exceptional children, and identification of students with disabilities. The text The Inclusive Classroom will provide theoretical support and research-based strategies to improve student learning in mainstream classrooms. Required Readings: Mastropieri & Shruggs., The Inclusive Classroom-The Loose-Leaf Version-5th edition, 2014 and Sprenger, Marilee. How to Teach Students so Students Remember - 2nd Edition, 2018. This course will run asynchronously from Jan. 4-Mar. 7. 2023. Only start and end dates are listed.

26. Teachers Positively Impacting Student Learning: The Three E's of Engagement, Efficacy and Empathy

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 1/5/2023 to 3/3/2023

Participants in this course will investigate ways to impact student behavior and learning by focusing on the Three E's of Engagement, Efficacy and Empathy. Reading and activities will focus explicitly on ways to engage students and to instill in them the confidence in their own ability to succeed. Participants will work collaboratively to develop goals that are SMART: Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Results-orientated and Timely. Based upon the work of Marzano, participants will design student-centered activities that involve high energy, friendly competition and self-monitoring. These activities will focus on helping students to make sense of information on their own so that the learning is meaningful and the knowledge is more likely to be retained. Finally, teachers will explore ways to help their students to see the connections between hard work and success in school and life. Required Readings: Fisher, Douglas & Frey, Nancy (2007). Checking for Understanding and Himmele, P. and Himmele, W. (2011). Total Participation Techniques. Final projects will be delivered via email on Mar. 3, 2023.
In this book study, we will have a chance to examine the minds of behaviorally challenged students and school personnel to explore why children do not respond to antiquated disciplinary techniques and zero tolerance policies. During the course of this class, you will become familiar with the current Social Emotional Learning benchmarks. You will also have an opportunity to consider the value of a trauma informed, non-punitive and unilateral approach to reduce inappropriate behavior incidents. At the conclusion of the book study, participants will be able to use communication skills and proactive tools to model behavior that inspires collaboration to build productive relationships with students. Participants in this course may pick up the required book: LOST AT SCHOOL at the Teacher Center before the commencement of the class. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
In this course, we will unpack effective and practical executive functioning strategies that can have a positive effect on our students' school experiences. Executive functions control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors like controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning, organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to stressful social situations. Students have the potential to develop executive functioning skills and, by exploring which functions they need, educators can offer support in a variety of different ways. We will address challenges with time management, organization, self control and consequences of impulsive behavior. Through structure, strategies, and classroom support, executive functioning can have a positive effect on student learning and personal growth. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

29. Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to ELLs (1/9 - 1/12/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/9/2023 to 1/12/2023

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During this online course experience, participants will explore teaching strategies using The SIOP Model ® for Mathematics K-12. Specific tasks and examples will be included to provide practice and application of key concepts and academic language for ELLs. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. Since this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

30. Building a Tech-Infused 3D STEM Lesson Based on the New NYSSLS Standards

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 1/10/2023 to 5/16/2023

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In this 45-hour course, participants will be introduced to the NYSSLS standards. An overview of the Science and Engineering practices (SEP) and the Cross Cutting Concepts (CCC) will be explored through the lens of a specific STEM topic. Participants will work through the standards at their grade level (K-12) and practice data collection and analysis for a hands-on lab experience. During the last 15 hours, participants will develop and work through an engineering project on a standard of their choice. In addition to STEM exposure, the EdTech sections will explore different technologies that can be used for data collection, analysis, and presentation. The sessions will be part in person and part asynchronous depending on the session content. This hybrid course will meet 27 hours in person. The remaining hours will be asynchronous on the dates listed.

31. Science: What is a 3D lesson? An Introduction to NYSSLS standards and Engineering Practices

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 1/10/2023

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In this session, participants will dive into grade-level specific NYSSLS standards. Where to find them, how to read them, and how to incorporate them all into a 3D lesson. This session will spend time going over the Science and Engineering Processes with a focus on Scientific Method and hooking students into the lessons by using phenomena. This 3-hour course will be in person and materials will be found on our class Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate.
Fifty years of research highlight the benefits of engaged families for student success and school improvement. Unfortunately, widespread improvement in how we view and engage with families, particularly for nondominant families (defined as "those impacted by systemic oppression, such as marginalization based on race, class language or immigration status”) have been slow to take shape. However, according to researcher Dr. Karen Mapp, "due to the pandemic, family engagement is finally being recognized as a core strategic component of any intentional effort to provide equitable and excellent educational opportunities for all children.”  This session will examine challenges to equity-based family engagement including deficit-based views of families, suggest practices and approaches to foster meaningful engagement with families, and recommendations for systems change for schools to implement. This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT ELT.

33. Sticks and Stones: Understanding Implicit Bias and Stereotypes

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/10/2023 to 1/17/2023


Learn how to promote social unity and increase cultural awareness in your school and community by attending this NYSUT workshop about understanding implicit bias and stereotypes. This free program strengthens team unity by teaching participants to look at the world from a different perspective - One that considers how someone's ethnicity, race, ability, and socio-economic background can impact how they experience our society.

The goal is to bridge cultural divides and make our schools and communities more welcoming and inclusive places for people of all abilities and backgrounds by helping participants see beyond their own personal worldview.

Learning Outcomes: Explore the overall framework for the Implicit Bias Professional Development Explore the purpose, key content, key strategies and activities, and key points of each section of the professional development. Engage in small group discussions to explore the many topics within the implicit bias and stereotypes within our society.

This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT and the Many Threads, One Fabric series.

You must attend both sessions to earn CTLE hours.

34. Language Acquisition and Learning for the SRPs (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/11/2023

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How does language development affect learning? Through exposure to research literature and information on language acquisition theory, you will gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of language and learning. Educators will be guided to reflect on how language development affects instruction and learning in their own classrooms. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

35. Introduction to Storytelling in the Classroom - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/12/2023


Storytelling is an art form which allows people of all ages to connect. Using stories in any classroom will improve student learning by increasing listening comprehension, expanding language patterns and practicing oral communication skills. Additionally, once students learn to tell stories, their prewriting drafts and factual recall will improve.

The NCTE supports storytelling in the curriculum with acknowledgement that students can find a reflection of themselves in stories, and that teachers who value storytelling can learn more about students in a unique way. This workshop will help teachers find, learn and share a folktale and teach students to do the same. The workshop will reflect upon the educational importance of storytelling, and provide support and resources to create a lesson plan for classroom use. It is suitable for all content areas, and all grade levels.

Pamela Schembri is a Teacher, Library Media Specialist, Digital Literacy Learning Specialist, and Storyteller. She works for the Chappaqua School District.

Participants will engage in a book study utilizing the book, "Write Pray Recover:A Journey To Wellness Through Spiritual Solutions and Self Care” by Wendy Coven-Blanchard. Write Pray Recover offers tools for educators, youth, and families that are imperative for living a life enveloped in wellness, body, mind, and spirit. Through a social-emotional development curriculum, including self awareness, self regulation, building healthy relationships beginning with oneself, and choosing healthy practices that drives wellness, participants will gain understanding of the body/mind connection, and how to use the Write Pray Recover tools to intervene with their physiology in real time. Write Pray Recover offers actionable tools that can be implemented into daily self care practices immediately and effectively in order to be proactive in your mental health and wellness and the students you work with. This book offers healthy choices that promote wellness on a cellular level.

Participants are responsible for securing a copy of the book before the course. The book is available on Amazon, Kindle, and other online stores worldwide, as well as some local libraries.

37. Online: Navigating the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards, January 16 - February 13, 2023 (EWTC)

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 1/16/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online

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This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC and NW/Putnam consortium members. In this online, asynchronous, self paced course, teachers will develop an understanding of the structure and content of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. They will understand the guiding principles and lenses with which the standards were developed and how that relates to student learning. Some of the topics to be addressed include Strive for Equity in CS Education and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education. Teachers will also have an opportunity to explore and reflect on ways the standards can be met and implemented into their classrooms and will develop lessons customized for their students.

38. EDU 5088.02/Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 5/5/2023

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP/IFSP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. Requires 12 hours observation. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs Asynchronously from 1/17-5/5. Only start and end dates are listed.

39. EDU 5490.01/Literacy Development in Grades 7-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 5/5/2023

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This online course prepares specialists to work collaboratively with content area and grade level teachers in grades 7-12. The content includes the analysis of the language demands of texts, the skills needed to read texts with advanced language and to identify and implement strategies to enable grade 7-12 students to meet those demands. Differentiation of instruction and the collaborative process are significant parts of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course will run from 1/17-5/5/23. Note, only start and end dates are listed.

40. E-books for ELLs (1/17 - 1/20/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 1/20/2023

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E-books should be introduced for learning because this is a digital era. Everyone has a smartphone and a tablet. So, if E-Books are introduced, it will be of great help. Access to knowledge in terms of flexibility has changed.E- books also help teach ESL as a secondary language.While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

41. Science: Cross-Cutting Concepts and Modeling

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 1/17/2023

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In this session, participants will focus on the Cross Cutting Concepts (CCC) found in the NYSSLS Science standards. There are 7 CCCs that participants will review, and will look at resources available on how to bring them into our curriculum. An overview of what a model is will also be reviewed. Participants will go back to their grade-specific science standards and will develop a NYSSLS visual model based on NYSSLS requirements. This 3-hour course will be in person and materials will be found on our class Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate.

42. EDAD 5000.01/Schools as Learning Organizations

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 5/2/2023

This course introduces the basic vision of the MPS program: to develop in participants the ability to view schools and school districts as systems that have the capacity to become Learning Organizations. Researcher Peter Senge's five disciplines (systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, and team learning) are explored in depth with practical applications for participants organizational contexts. You must become a non-matriculated Manhattanville student to take this course. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Note course will run synchronously online on Tuesdays from 1/17-5/2/23, only start and end dates are listed.

43. EDU 5077.01/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 5/2/2023

The course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavior problems. The focus will be on the laws, assessments, methodology and programs, as well as developmental, compensatory and social aspects of teaching secondary students with special needs. Required Text: "Teaching Students with Mild and High Incidence Disabilities at the Secondary Level”, 3rd edition, by Sabornie, E. J. & deBettencourt, L. U., 2009, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Recommended text: "Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 hours observation. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs 1/17-5/2. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

44. EDU 5088.01/Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 5/2/2023

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP/IFSP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. Requires 12 hours observation. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs from 1/17-5/2. Only start and end dates are listed.

45. EDU 5550.03/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 5/2/2023

This course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidates sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of disability, laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. The course participant will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or develop a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life, for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and education of vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The purpose of the course is also to make students more aware of their social responsibility and the need to continue as lifelong learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

46. EDU 5001.01/Apply Multisensory Phonics - 1 Credit

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 5/2/2023

Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit. This course will run on Tuesdays from Jan. 17-May 2, 2023. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub of the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

47. Adjusting Your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, Be Persistent and Persevere - (1/18/23-3/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny) - Virtual

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023

Location: Virtual


Throughout this 15 hour online course participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students:


• develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth


•navigate through life's challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism


•understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set


•contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community

Social Work CEUs provided by Rockland BOCES - $25 fee paid directly to Rockland BOCES.

This course will be delivered via google classroom. Registrants will be provided a Rockteach email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date

48. Best Practices for ENL: The SIOP Model (1/18/23-3/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023

This 15 hour course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English New Language students using The SIOP Model. The SIOP Model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) is a research-based, instructional model that is highly effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners. This course will include an exploration into The SIOP Model components: Lesson Prep, Building Background, Comprehensible Input, Strategies, Interaction, Practice/Application, Lesson Delivery and Review/Evaluation. Participants will learn how the The SIOP Model works and learn strategies to work with students across all content areas. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course a few days before the start date.

49. Creating Classroom Culture & Community (1/18/23 - 3/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023

This 15 hour course has been designed for educators and will provide training and information on how to create an inclusive and thriving classroom culture that is positive and productive for all learners. As educators, we want our students to be successful in the chaotic world outside of our classroom. To develop the skills necessary to succeed in a workplace environment, it is important that we focus on instilling and honing those skills now so that students can thrive after their schooling years. But how do we do this? By creating an environment where students feel safe to make mistakes, take risks, and trust one another and themselves. Participants will be exposed to multimedia resources that will guide them on a journey of self discovery to determine how they can pivot within their current classroom dynamics as well as integrate new, timely and relevant ideas that will empower students to be engaged and motivated while you, the teacher, establish clear and authentic expectations, rules, and procedures. Participants of this course will explore the rationale behind various classroom management strategies, the correlation between classroom community and motivation and engagement, different ways of implementing various connectivity methods, and specific research based practices to successfully carry out culture building activities in your own classroom. If you are ready to transform your classroom teaching and level up this school year for yourself and your students, then this course is for you! This course will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Participants will work at their own pace to complete the course expectations and assignments. Dates listed are start and end dates.

50. Enhancing Reading Comprehension with Digital Resources (1/18/23 - 3/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023

Have you ever read a book... a short story... a poem and been able to see the characters, know the place, or empathize with the protagonist? Many students haven't had such a memorable reading moment. Many of today's students prefer digital media to literature. To motivate students to read, teachers can connect reading with the digital resources students use every day. There is a wealth of digital resources to connect kids with books. This course provides teachers with the resources to merge digital media and literature and consequently, and to enhance reading comprehension skills. This 15 hour online course will be delivered by Google Classroom. Participants will be assigned a rockteach email address to participate.

51. Online: Yogapalooza: Teaching Kids Yoga and Mindfulness with Confidence (1/18/23- 3/3/23)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023


This 15 hour course, which includes implementation and practice, will provide the tools to bring engaging kids yoga and mindfulness content into your classroom. Even if you can't touch your toes or don't have a yoga mat, you can be skilled and confident sharing yoga with children. With hours of engaging videos, colorful handouts, accompanying classroom favorites for kids yoga, mindfulness activities and the information on development, safe yoga pose techniques and class planning, this is a complete online training for early childhood teachers who want to incorporate the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into their classroom.

If you're concerned about the emotional toll this world is having on your students (and yourself) this is a magic wand to create calm. This course is self-paced. Instructor Bari Koral is an internationally recognized kids yogi and recording artist with over 20 years of experience working with young children and thousands of educators. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7

52. EDU 5000.03/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 5/3/2023

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run on Wednesdays from Jan. 18-May 3, 2023. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub of the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

53. EDU 5085.01/Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 5/3/2023

This course will provide multiple strategies and approaches for use with students with ELN as well as ELLs. The readings and discussions will center on topics such as creating an environment for success, differentiated instructional techniques, multiple intelligences, modifications and accommodations, working effectively with students from diverse linguistic and cultural milieus, and new approaches in the implementation of Inclusion and RTI. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will meet synchronously online on Wednesdays at 4:20 from Jan. 18-May 3. Note only start and end dates are listed.

54. EDU 5108.01/Childhood Science Methods

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 5/3/2023

Learn process skills and content for elementary science programs. Participate in direct, hands-on experiences as well as lecture and discussion. Develop a science unit. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs from 1/18-5/3. Only start and end dates are listed. Refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact meeting dates.

55. EDU 5393.03/Foundations of Special Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 5/3/2023

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the teacher-candidate more aware of federal and state special education laws which provide for the identification of individuals with disabilities, the process of determining entitlements to special education services, and the models of teaching that provide for educating the child in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the umbrella of IDEA and NCLB. The importance of inclusive education and the use of Response to Intervention (RtI) are also addressed. The course provides an overview of theories, diagnostic procedures, and remedial teaching strategies which address students with the broad spectrum of ELNs including: learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, and low incidence disabilities (deaf/hearing impaired, blind/visually impaired). In addition, the course will address the special needs of ELLs and students from different cultural milieus in accessing the school curriculum. Further, teacher candidates learn about effective practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration with peers, individualizing instruction, and applying interventions to address student and classroom management needs. Fifteen hours of field experience in diverse settings is an integral component of the course in order to assist the course participant in linking the classroom didactic with life experiences in the schools and agencies providing education and intervention. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org before registering or call 845-553-9516. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

56. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 5/3/2023

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run on Wednesdays from Jan. 18-May 3, 2023. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub of the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

57. EDU 5200.01/Structure of English

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 5/3/2023

Review English grammar for the purpose of developing classroom activities and materials for the teaching of semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology of English to students with limited proficiency. Field experience required. You must be a Manhattanville Non-matriculated student to take this course. Contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for directions. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Note that only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to the Manhattanville calendar or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

58. EDU 5387.01/Fundamentals of Middle Childhood Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 5/3/2023

This on campus course will focus on the sociological and academic factors that have resulted in the creation of the modern middle school concept. The course will emphasize how active learning, team structures, and lesson design can support the social, emotional and intellectual development of students in the middle grades. We will develop strategies for motivation, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. We will also explore how to create a collaborative environment among students, colleagues, and parents and examine the effects of state standards and mandated testing. Students are expected to be active participants in the conception and creation of lessons. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed. Refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

59. EDAD 5221.01/Human Resources

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 5/4/2023

This course combines an introduction to sound business practices in schools that includes basic accounting and budget procedures and provides an overview of basic personnel functions such as hiring, supervision, termination, and collective bargaining. The influence of larger contextual issues that include economic, political, and demographic factors in the financing of education will be explored. You must become a non-matriculated Manhattanville student to take this course. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Note course will run synchronously online on Tuesdays from 1/17-5/2/23, only start and end dates are listed.

60. EDU 5098.01/Literacy Practicum

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 5/2/2023

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This course is the second part of a two-part practica sequence. Candidates work with children who have a variety of literacy needs in a supervised, clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on:a sound understanding of the reading and writing processes; the effect of teacher theoretical orientation to literacy assessment, instruction, choice of materials and students' view of reading and writing. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional fee for tuition will be incurred. Course runs Thurs. 1/19-5/2/23 synchronously online. Only start and end dates are listed.

61. EDU 5204.01/Methods of TESOL

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 5/4/2023

Integrate language learning and theory into classroom practice. Develop instructional techniques and survey materials for promoting the four language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Field experience required. You must be a Manhattanville Non-matriculated student to take this course. Contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for directions. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Note that only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to the Manhattanville calendar or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

62. EDU 5313.01/The Science of Happiness for Student and Educator Well-being

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 5/4/2023

This course examines wellness on a personal and systems level for educators, school leaders, and their students. This class is an opportunity to re-evaluate your beliefs, values, and assumptions about the underpinnings of happiness and well-being and to learn the research behind the science of happiness. In this course we look at how individuals can create positive change by reinterpreting their goals and identifying steps towards successful experiences. Key findings from the fields of positive psychology will inform our understanding of the biopsychosocial underpinnings of well-being. The class seeks to foster in teachers more fulfilling and productive lives inside and out of schools and to support educators with an understanding of human potential. If you would like to take this course please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for info on becoming a non-matriculated student. Course runs synchronously online Thursdays 4:20-6:50pm from 1/19-5/4/22. Note only start and end dates are listed.

63. EDU 5480.01/Literacy Methods Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 5/4/2023

This on campus course will allow students to acquire the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to guide the literacy development of young children. They will explore the developmental influences on preschool learning and examine the role of language in supporting literacy development and consider research-based early literacy activities and methods such as book reading, writing activities using invented spelling, storytelling, as well as other activities that foster phonemic awareness, print concepts, phonics skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Students will examine methods and materials to support literacy development. They will also consider the role of families in supporting the literacy development of young children. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run on Thursdays, note only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

64. EDU 5130.03/Classroom Management for Special Education

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 3/23/2023

This course focuses on a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management, organization and discipline. It includes an analysis of the way these issues relate to the nature of learning and classroom interactions. Methods and techniques of effective teaching will be addressed, including organizing the classroom environment to include different learning styles, multilevel instruction, managing cooperative learning groups, preventive, supportive and corrective discipline, behavior modification, self-management techniques and assessment. Teacher candidates will prepare a classroom management plan. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

65. EDU 5460.02/Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 3/23/2023

Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler, and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of the inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Required Texts: "Early Childhood Education” K., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Roundtree Henderson, W., and Valero- Kerrick A. (2014), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd. and "Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor” , by Mindes, Gayle (2014), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Ed. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

66. Teaching Writing for English Language Learners - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 1/26/2023


Examine how writing instruction can support ELL students in identifying as writers, developing their motivation to improve their skills, and meet the expectations of the NYS Learning Standards for Writing

Objective: To support English Language Learners' writing skills and fluency through examining student writing samples, engaging in writing practices, and trying out practices in our own classrooms.

This program is geared toward elementary school educators and support staff. You must attend both sessions to earn CTLE hours. This program is offered in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Writing Project.

67. EDU 5026.01/Literacy in the Content Areas

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 5/4/2023

Learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run in person on Thursdays from Jan. 19-May 4, 2023. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for other dates.

68. EDU 5312.01/Pedagogies and Practices in Social-Emotional Learning in School Settings

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 5/4/2023

This course builds on the Foundations of Social Emotional Learning and Whole Child Education course. In this course, you will explore pedagogies that support preK-12 students to apply the New York State Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks: 1) Develop self-awareness and self-management skills essential to success in school and in life; 2) Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships; and 3) Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts. This course is designed to support educators to develop, adapt, critique, and/or enact social emotional programs, pedagogies, and practices with an emphasis on culturally responsive and trauma informed practices. This class seeks to support teachers with the skills, dispositions, and tools to become leaders of social and emotional learning in their schools to create systemic, positive change. If you would like to take this course please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for info on becoming a non-matriculated student. Course runs synchronously online Thursdays 7-9:30pm from 1/19-5/4/23. Note only start and end dates are listed.

69. AMTNYS Elementary Level Math Teacher Collaborative Learning

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers, pre-service teachers, teacher assistants and coaches.

Dates: 1/23/2023

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Review and discuss Math resources and initiatives available to all New York State Elementary Math Teachers. This learning opportunity is open to teachers, administrators, all level of educators, and preservice. The workshop is sponsored by Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS).

70. ENL Strategies that Work (1/23 - 1/26/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 1/26/2023

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During this online course experience, participants will explore and learn best practices for working with ELLs. These strategies will include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

71. EDAD 5200.01/Issues & Trends in Curriculum & Instruction

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 5/1/2023

This course examines contextual issues and current trends school and district leaders should consider when implementing local, state and/or nationally adopted standards and curriculums. Standards and curriculums will be examined by evaluating the structure and content of the curriculum, the effectiveness of the delivery system, its overall alignment with the school system's learning priorities, and the corresponding teacher professional development. Effective instructional design that supports differentiation, integrates learning and child development theories, and proven "best practices" will be emphasized. The course seeks to instill a mindset that instructional leaders must come from a base of teaching excellence. An action research project will provide a valuable learning opportunity to apply research-based practices to support an identified school or classroom-based need. You must become a non-matriculated Manhattanville student to take this course. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Note course will run synchronously online on Tuesdays from 1/17-5/2/23, only start and end dates are listed.

72. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 5/1/2023

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run on Mondays from Jan. 23-May 1, 2023. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub of the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

73. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 5/1/2023

This course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org before registering or call 845-553-9516. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run synchronously online on Mondays from 1/23-5/1/23. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

74. EDPD 5016.01/Differentiated Instruction Meets Understanding by Design

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 3/27/2023

Participants will access text and research in whey which they will plan curriculum with the "end in mind.” Then, they will develop instructional units and learning strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference.” Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies based upon tiered assessments. They will take these ideas and put them into action in their classrooms. Participants will develop the "big ideas” associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction) and product (assessment). During input sessions, participants will learn to incorporate a variety of research-based strategies into their lessons. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations that are responsive to the individual needs of all students while still maintaining a focus on academic proficiency and excellence for all students. These strategies will include: responsive teaching, ongoing formative assessment, and teaching for understanding in academically diverse classrooms. Participants will develop assessment tools to address the Six Facets of Understanding from the UBD model: Explanation, Interpretation, Application, Perspective, Empathy, and Self-Knowledge. Required Readings: How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms. by Tomlinson, Carolyn (2017) 3rd ed. Alexandria, VA: ASCD; Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding, by McTighe, J. and Wiggins, G. (2013) 2nd ed. Alexandriqa, VA: ASCD. If you are taking for graduate credit and do not have a non-matriculant account with the college contact jmurray@rockteach.org for more details.

75. EDU 5083.03/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 3/27/2023

This course is designed to provide an intensive study of the assessment process as it relates to the special education teacher. Students will learn the purpose of assessment, measurement concepts and technical adequacy and experience how to administer and interpret test data. Students will explore ways to communicate assessment information and assessment issues related to I.D.E.A. The focus will be on a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will prepare a final report dealing with a comprehensive assessment to include the creation of an I.E.P. for a student with a disability. As part of a formative process, the required portfolio will be reviewed as part of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run synchronously online from 1/23-3/27.

76. Hybrid: Book Study: Last Child in the Woods

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 2/13/2023

Participants will engage in a book study utilizing the book, "Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv. Participants are responsible for securing a copy of the book before the course begins. Children are suffering from nature-deficit disorder and are on screens too much for their young age. Louv argues that American childhood has become overly standardized, overly structured, and overly saturated with technology. Many movements across the country have started around the concept of: "No Child Left Inside.” "The most important goal for our children, in their everyday lives, to experience joy and wonder, sometimes in solitude- for them to create their nature experiences and as they grow up, to expand the boundaries of their exploration.” Outdoor learning helps to increase attention, engagement and reduce behavior problems in the classroom. The book study will focus on the importance of outdoor time for students and how it affects their academics. Participants must secure a copy of the book before the course begins. 9 hours synchronous hours on Zoom plus 6 hours asynchronous

77. EDU 5215.01/Teaching ESL in Content Areas

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 5/1/2023

Focus on second language teaching techniques to improve an LEP student's proficiency in understanding content area subjects. Learn from required lesson and unit plans and peer teaching. Field experience required. You must be a Manhattanville Non-matriculated student to take this course. Contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for directions. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Note that only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to the Manhattanville calendar or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

78. Google Forms for Data Collection

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 1/24/2023 to 1/26/2023

New

Google Forms is a powerful tool in the Google Workspaces Suite. This course will teach how to use a Google Form to collect information and data from students, colleagues, and even globally. Participants will look at different data types as well as review the summary of that data. The course will focus on the collection of science data but can be adapted for any content area.

This 3-hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. The dates listed are the start and end dates. Course is available 24/7.

79. Trauma and Resilience - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/24/2023

This introductory seminar provides a forum for educators to discuss what we mean by ‘trauma' and how toxic stress impact development and learning. This session will provide information to help educators learn how to boost students' resilience. This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT ELT.

80. EDPD 5031.01/Building Professional Learning Communities

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 1/25/2023 to 3/29/2023

This course will have two goals: (1) to facilitate Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in our schools through the habits of successful thinking and (2) assist participants in creating classrooms responsive to the needs of all students. These two goals will allow participants to grow professionally and push students beyond independence levels. By developing habits of thinking and collaborative communication skills with colleagues, participants will develop strategies to make their schools better learning communities and to make their classrooms more responsive to the needs of all learners. We will utilize the book How Full is your Bucket by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton as the conceptual framework. The book "reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health and longevity.” Effective schools explicitly develop the skills and strategies of collegiality amongst staff members. Effective teachers have a profound impact upon student learning. Therefore, participants will develop thinking and communication skills to make them more effective teachers; improving their responsiveness in the classroom. Required Readings: How Full is Your Bucket? Educator's Edition: Positive Strategies for Work and Life, by T. Rath and D.O. Clifton Chicago: Gallup Press.2007;Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, by A. Kohn Alexandria, VA:ASCD. 2006; Learning By Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities, 3rd ed. by, R. Dufour and R. Dufour New York: Solution Tree. 20126. If you are taking for graduate credit and do not have a non-matriculant account with the college please email jmurray@rockteach.org for more details.

81. The IEP: Supporting Student Instruction

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/25/2023

Wait List
Being a school-related professional today requires many skills to become an integral part of school wide research-based techniques that empower "at risk” students, decrease problem behavior, and improve student achievement in general. When the environment is engaging, the likelihood for success is greatly increased success. In this seminar participants will become familiar with the special education process, terms/ concepts, and learn what is in an IEP and how it impacts an SRPs role in supporting student instruction. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT New Member program. A minimum of 15 is required to run the program.

82. EDPD 5012.01/Teaching Core Skills: Listening and Speaking

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 1/26/2023 to 3/24/2023

As a result of this course, participants will develop methods and strategies to integrate the core skills of listening and speaking into their curriculums. They will be able to infuse real-world problem-solving skills into content area curriculums. Participants will make student learning more enjoyable by better teaching the "noncognitive skills of learning” (Opitz & Ford, 2014). In this course, participants will learn to embed content-rich experiences into the classroom. Not only will participants achieve better product results from their students, but also witness students developing the lifelong learning skills of critical thinking, linguistic aptitude and cooperation. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. The small group work and correspondence will be completed on the class wiki page. The link for the course is drgillwiki.wikispaces.com. This portion of the course requires posting on a discussion board. Participants will work towards a final project, creating interconnected lessons and reflections aimed at improving student learning. Participants will provide repository of classroom documents aligned with current NYS Learning Standards. Required Readings: Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy, by Opitz, Michael & Ford, Michael (2014) Alexandria, VA: ASCD; Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking, by Palmer, Erik (2014) Alexandria, VA: ASCD. If you are taking for graduate credit and don't have a non-matriculant account with the college. Please email jmurray@rockteach.org for more information. *Final projects and reflections submitted via online by March 24, 2023.

83. LED 512.95/Children's and Young Adult Literature

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/26/2023 to 4/27/2023

Available reading materials in the light of children's interest and capabilities; contribution of literature to child growth. Concentration may be made on particular grade levels. It is suggested that students in the reading specialization cover grade levels K-Middle School. This course is for matriculated New Paltz students only. The course runs synchronously online from Jan. 26 to April 27, 2023. All other work will be completed asynchronously.

84. Supporting ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom (1/30 - 2/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/30/2023 to 2/2/2023

Wait List
During this online course experience, participants will learn strategies to support English Language Learners in the mainstream classroom. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

85. EDPD 5040.01/Responding to Literature with Power

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/30/2023 to 4/24/2023

New
In this course, students will understand how to construct, teach, and enhance writing responses to texts. They will learn how to implement a yearlong framework that will move students from simple responses to multi paragraph essays. Students will learn how to adapt their lessons to reach all learners. Finally, they will use the lessons taught to create a framework that is relevant to their particular students. REQUIRED TEXT(S): Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey. (2013). Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition Paperback. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Kylene Beers and Robert E Probst. (2013). Notice & Note Strategies for Close Reading. New Hampshire: Heinemann. If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit, contact Joleen at jmurray@rockteach.org for more information on registering. Synchronous dates are listed, the remaining hours will be asynchronous.

86. Science: Be the Scientist: A guide on lab set up and data collection

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 1/31/2023

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Participants in this session will participate in the lab experience based on the NYSSLS standards. They will develop a proper Google Form for data collection. It is highly recommended that you have experience with Google Forms. A Google Forms course is being offered January 24-26, 2023, if needed. Then, we will participate in the hands-on experience and collect data using our form. This 3-hour course will be in person and materials will be found on our class Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate.

87. Regional Elementary Math Professional Learning Community 23 - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/31/2023 to 3/28/2023

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators and offer them a place to explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices, and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities, and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide an avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. This Professional Learning Community is a growing community of learners led by Math Specialist Lynda Brennan and developed around Elementary Math and the Math Next Gen Standards. Ongoing professional learning and discussion are built into the PLC. It is not a repeat course.
Objective #1: At the conclusion of this course the participants will better be able to provide meaningful math experiences for K-5 students based on the new generation NYSED curriculum standards. Participants will actively engage students in the math curriculum by incorporating research-based instructional practices that enhance student understanding and outcomes.

Objective #2:The Elementary Math PLC seeks to provide a venue for math educators to collaborate, explore content, and discuss and reflect on instructional practices. Discussions offer participants new views on how to implement the curriculum in ways that positively impact all learners, improve instructional practices and build math rich cultures at the elementary level.
Co-sponsored with Nyack Teacher Center.

The secret to every positive learning environment? Belonging.This is the foundational principle behind "We Belong" by Laurie Barron, Patti Kinney. Are you an educator that believes that community and connectivity are at the heart of every successful classroom? Are you excited to engage in meaningful discussion with colleagues about important topics such as student engagement? If so, this course is for you. In this 15 hour CTLE course we will engage in asynchronous online discussion, study, and interaction about the importance of connectivity in revolutionizing classroom management.

Participants are responsible for securing a copy of We Belong: 50 Strategies to Create Community and Revolutionize Classroom Management by Laurie Barron and Patti Kinney in advance of the course. Dates listed are the start and end date; the course is asynchronous online and available 24/7. A Rockteach email address will be assigned to participate in this course, which will be delivered in Google Classroom.

89. EDU 5108.02/Childhood Science Methods

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 2/1/2023 to 4/12/2023

Learn process skills and content for elementary science programs. Participate in direct, hands-on experiences as well as lecture and discussion. Develop a science unit. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs from 2/1-4/12.

90. LED 565.95/Content Area Literacy Grades 1 to 6

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/2/2023 to 5/4/2023

Explores the theories, methods, and materials necessary for successful integration of all language arts with content area subject matter for the B-6 learner in a clinically-rich format. This course is for matriculated New Paltz students only. The course will run synchronous online from Feb. 2 through May 4, 2023. All other work will be completed asynchronously.

91. LED 593.95/Content Area Literacy Grades 5-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/2/2023 to 5/4/2023

Explores the theories, methods, and materials necessary for successful integration of all language arts with content area subject matter for the 5-12 learner in a clinically-rich format. This course is open to matriculated New Paltz students only. Please note that this class meets online synchronously. All other work will be completed asynchronously.
This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. The NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework names one of its principles as "Ongoing Professional Development” where teachers are expected to engage in ongoing professional learning and support. The Teacher Center DEI Book Club will provide an opportunity for all educators to engage in a professional learning community with peers around DEI topics. For the Winter/Spring Edith Winthrop Teacher Center DEI Book Club, we will be reading "Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century” edited by Alice Wong. "This anthology of contemporary essays by disabled people gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.” What to expect: All participants are asked to purchase the book before the start of the book club cycle All participants are asked to read the book and come prepared for book discussions across three live mandatory Zoom meetings: February 16th - 4:30 - 6:60 p.m. (Discussion will be on the Introduction and Part1: Being) March 2nd - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Part 2: Becoming and Part 3: Doing) March 16th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Part 4: Connecting, About the Editor and About the Contributors) All participants are required to do three asynchronous assignments after each live Zoom discussion

93. Utilizing Electronic Graphic Organizers (2/6 -2/9/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/6/2023 to 2/9/2023

Graphic Organizers are a key component to planning, comprehension and production. The visual aspect of graphic organizers is key for the ENL student. This course will share numerous templates that can be used as is or edited. Tricks and tips to create organizers in Google Drawings and Docs will be demonstrated. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

94. Google Sheets

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 2/7/2023 to 2/9/2023

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Learn the basic function and operation of Google Sheets. Participants will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how a spreadsheet works and learn some uses that can be applied in their instruction. Participants will learn basic nomenclature, formulas, and charts in this asynchronous class.

This 3-hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. The dates listed are the start and end dates. Course is available 24/7.

95. Fraction Foundations

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers, pre-service teachers, teacher assistants and coaches.

Dates: 2/7/2023 to 2/14/2023

New
Explore the developmental progression of fractions and how a child's understanding of whole numbers plays an important role in the development of fractional understanding. Participants will discuss integration of practice standards and investigate rich tasks that support students in their understanding of parts of a whole, equivalence, addition/subtraction, multiplication and division and how those concepts work into math in the real world around them. Participants must attend both sessions to earn CTLE hours.

96. EDU 5380.02/Curriculum, Management, and Assessment

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 2/7/2023 to 4/18/2023

This course will explore ways for childhood educators to develop curricula, plan and implement instruction within the full range of students' abilities in a role as an apprentice in a school setting. Develop methods for assessing student learning. Examine the application of research as a method for gathering data, planning and assessment toward instruction improvement and student performance. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

97. Using Technology to Empower Students with Special Needs

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 2/7/2023 to 4/18/2023

Most students do not fit into the "one size fits all” theory of a typical classroom setting. Technology has eased the disappointment that many students face with academics. Technology has helped students become excited about learning and empowered them to feel confident in the classroom. This 3 credit course is intended to give educators an opportunity to learn about, explore and implement technology tools that can assist with engaging learners. This course will also explore tools for Special Need Students, Speech and Language Impairments and tools for the Deaf & Hearing. These tools will help students feel more empowered and help them succeed. Required Text: "The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2020: Technology for Special Education” by John F O'Sullivan.
This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. This course is made possible through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT and a grant from the National Education Association. A minimum of 15 is required for the course to operate.

99. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/9/2023

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy is the intersection of race consciousness and every interaction that happens in a school environment. These interactions are included but not limited to discipline, grading, curriculum, instruction, less structured time, etc. In this course participants will understand the importance of a racial lexicon, a race-conscious workforce, culturally responsive teaching, and culturally responsive community engagement.

100. A Perfect Match: Coding and ENL (2/13 -2/16/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/13/2023 to 2/16/2023

Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age, and it is important for kids to understand and be able to work with and understand the technology around them. It also helps children with communication, creativity, math,writing, confidence and English learning. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

In this 15 hour asynchronous book study, participants will be taking a deep dive into the book Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children by Angela J. Hanscom. The book was written by a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, who will discuss the importance of outdoor activities for fine motor skills, gross motor skills and sensory development in children. Participants will be completing journal entries, interactive discussions, and will create an action plan to bring children outside for natural sensory experiences.

Course dates listed are the start and end date of this 15 hour asynchronous course.

Participants in this course will be provided a rockteach email address to participate in the course, which will be delivered in Google Classroom.

Required Text: Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J. Hanscom

Participants must secure a a copy of book or ebook prior to the start of the 15 hour course.