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1. **Three Village Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 541 - School Building Leadership

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jul 15, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
This Stony Brook University course focuses on the leadership and administrative roles of elementary and secondary school building leaders. Topics include: tasks of a building administrator; building organizations and staff utilization; curriculum development; evaluating the school or program performance and involving the staff in making changes; leadership; engaging teachers, staff, and parents in the decision-making process; facilities management; employee relations, student affairs; public relations; maintaining collaboration between the home and the school and school law.

This course starts on Tuesday, June 15th and ends on Thursday, July 15th, 2021.

Instruction will be delivered through both asynchronous assignments in Blackboard and synchronous face to face meetings via Zoom scheduled by the instructor throughout the course.

2. **Fall 2021 New Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDT 544 - Empowering All Learners Through Educational Technology

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 16, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
Online Course
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Stony Brook University's exciting new Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology is being offered through MESTRACT at a discounted tuition of $1,245 per course. This is the first of a five course program.

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

This course will begin on Monday, September 20th until Thursday, December 16th, 2021.

Face to face Zoom meetings will be held throughout the course on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm on the following dates 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, and 11/16. Written assignments will be provided asynchronously in Blackboard.

The required texts are available on Amazon or BN:

1) Ell Frontiers: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners

2)Handbook of Professional Development in Education: Successful Models and Practices, PreK-12

3)Digital Technology for Students with Special Needs: An essential guide to Occupational Therapists and related professions.

3. **Port Jefferson 2nd EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 501: Educational Leadership Theory

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 6, 2021)

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

This course runs from on Thursday, September 23rd and ends on Thursday, December 16th, 2021.

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous course meetings arranged by the instructor and asynchronous assignments in Blackboard.

For additional information please contact Kristine at 631-730-5010 or kristine@mestract.org.

4. **Third Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 503: Educational Leadership Practice

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 16, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
Online
Closed

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

This course will start on Monday, September 20th to Thursday, December 16th, 2021.

The content of this course will be delivered through both asynchronous work online through Blackboard and synchronous face to face meetings via Zoom arranged by the instructor throughout the 10 week course.

5. Gale eBook Professional Learning Webinar

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/20/2021

Online
Professional Development collections on Gale eBooks provide practical teaching techniques and innovative ideas for educators. In this webinar, you'll learn to navigate titles available in MESTRACT's professional development collection and explore document tools and techniques to enhance your learning and share with colleagues.

Gale Presenters will be Tim Hamlin - Customer Success Manager and Meg Moulton - Education Consultant.

Nineteen eBook titles are available through MESTRACT.

6. *2nd Online EDL Cohort-Stony Brook University EDL 572 - School Personnel Management

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 7, 2021)

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
Online
In this Stony Brook University course, we will examine the nature, scope, and organization of the personnel function and will look at the planning process, collective bargaining (negotiations and contract administration), personnel recruitment (selection, induction, and development), effective work performance appraisal, compensation, and job security issues. An examination of the Federal and State laws and regulations that govern district personnel operations will be included. (3 graduate credits)

Face to face Zoom meetings will take place on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 pm on the following dates for a total of 16 hours of synchronous instruction:

September 28th

October 5th

October 12th

October 26th

November 2nd

November 16th

November 30th

December 7th

Asynchronous work totaling 29 hours will be assigned in Blackboard.

This course is scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 21st and end by Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.

7. Three Village Cohort-Stony Brook University EDL 572 - School Personnel Management

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 7, 2021)

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
Online
Closed
In this Stony Brook University course, we will examine the nature, scope, and organization of the personnel function and will look at the planning process, collective bargaining (negotiations and contract administration), personnel recruitment (selection, induction, and development), effective work performance appraisal, compensation, and job security issues. An examination of the Federal and State laws and regulations that govern district personnel operations will be included. (3 graduate credits)

This course starts on Tuesday, September 21st and ends on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.

This course will take place online through Blackboard and face to face meetings will be arranged by the instructor.

This course is scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 21st and end by Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.

8. **Ed Tech-Cohort Two**-Stony Brook University's EDT 532: STEAM Education: Educational Best Practices

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 1, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
Closed
In this course participants will begin to utilize STEAM tools and apply them within their own educational environment. They will adapt existing lessons and activities to reflect STEAM tools, principles and ideologies, developing a strong understanding of STEAM pedagogy with instructional practice. Participants will explore web based STEAM tools for education and understand how to apply those tools to their classroom.

This course starts on Wednesday, September 22nd and running until Wednesday, December 1st. Instruction will be provided through Blackboard and includes online flexible synchronous meetings arranged by the instructor.
This online course will allow educators the opportunity to:
>create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEL) needs of students necessary tools that will enable them to foster compassion
>a workable set of values, the skills of cooperation, appropriate decision-making, goal setting, and high academic expectations in their school setting
>explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school and the delivery of instruction
>student performance build bridges by acknowledging past accomplishments
>validating what is presently working well, and designing future SEL goals to bring the existing programs to new levels of development
>develop a toolbox of SEL strategies
>create a SEL Portfolio that serve as a resource tool and guide for implementation >understand the importance that SEL must be an ongoing process and "way of life"that can not be addressed in isolation enable independent inquiry
>learning in cooperation with others
>reflective practice
>enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for implementation

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous face to face meetings via Zoom on Thursday, October 7th at 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 21st at 7:30 pm, Monday, November 1st at 8:15 pm and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

This course starts on Monday, October 4th and ends on Monday, November 15th, 2021.

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

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 8, 2021)

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

This course begins on Monday, October 4th, 2021 and ends on November 8th, 2021.

Instruction will be delivered both synchronously and asynchronously. Online face to face Zoom meetings will take place at 7pm on October 4th, 18th, 25th, and November 1st and 8th, 2021. Asynchronous coursework will be completed in Google Classroom.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)
Student engagement has never been more crucial in our educational setting than it is now. Maintaining high levels of engagement needs to be a priority for teachers as we educate our students in remote, face-to-face, and/or blended learning environments. This course is designed as a three-part series that delves deeper into best practices for synchronous and asynchronous learning. There will be a strong emphasis on supporting teachers with concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online tasks that engage learners in a student-centered environment. By the end of each course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of strategies to engage student learning and have a toolbox of digital resources to utilize in the classroom.

This is the first of three segments, which will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google as the delivery platform with synchronous Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials. The first Zoom session will be on October 4th at 4:00pm. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.

Part 1: Beyond the Tools: Strategies for Technology Integration
Module 1: Engaging Students in a Synchronous Classroom
Module 2: Engaging Students in an Asynchronous Classroom
Module 3: Engaging Students through Collaboration

The course starts on Monday, October 4th and ends by Friday, October 22nd, 2021.

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

12. Signs of Math Madness-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Grades 3-5 educators, including Math AIS, Resource Room, ENL Special Education, and General Education

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 8, 2021)

Online
This 15-hour course will focus on utilizing a variety of instructional strategies that pave the way for all students to be successful in elementary math. Discover ways that support students working with concrete tools, moving on to drawing pictures that represent their work, and connecting to the abstract learning (CPA). Investigate bar modeling strategies using paper and online tools to support visual representation for problem-solving. Delve into strategies that help students navigate productive struggle . Explore ways to develop number sense through meaningful activities. Model math talks that allow mathematical discourse to promote higher level thinking. Engage students with hands-on math tools that support mathematical thinking and computational fluency. Learn of valuable math literature to bring concepts to life. And last but certainly not least, EXPERIENCE THE SIGNS OF MATH MADNESS!

This course starts on Monday, October 4th through Monday, November 8th, 2021. Synchronous course meetings (6 hours) are scheduled for Mondays from 4:30 - 6:00 pm on October 4th, 18th, 25th and November 1st, 2021. Asynchronous assignments (9 hours) will be posted in a Google Classroom to be completed on your own time. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

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

13. Service Learning at the Elementary Level-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Elementary teachers, counselors, social workers, service club advisors.

Dates: 10/4/2021 to 11/1/2021

Online
Closed
This course will provide educators with tools which may be utilized to enhance character development through service learning. Participants will learn the rationale behind service learning, the positive and negative effects of it, and how they can implement projects with their own students. This course will be delivered through weekly synchronous meetings and asynchronous work online through Google Classroom. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course begins on Monday, October 4th and ends by Monday, November 1st, 2021. The dates and times listed for asynchronous work are simply placeholders for the hours needed to complete the assignments.

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

14. Introduction to Animation Webinar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Oct 5, 2021)

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

This webinar will take place Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 from 5:00-6:00 pm.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (1 CTLE Hour)

15. Supporting At-Risk Students Using Community Based Supports-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 2, 2021)

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

This course starts on Tuesday, October 5th and ends on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021.

This course will be delivered through both synchronous online meetings via Zoom (7.5 hrs) on Tuesdays at 4:30 - 6:00 pm on October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and November 2nd. Asynchronous work will be posted on Google Classroom for independent completion (7.5 hrs). Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

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

16. Active Literacy & Learning Using Seesaw for pre K-5 Learners-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-5 Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 10/28/2021

Online
Closed
Participants will explore how to use various technology tools to cultivate active literacy and learning in the classroom and in the case of distance learning. Through synchronous video meetings and screen recorded tutorials, teachers will learn how to create and share unit plans and lessons that enable students to reflect on their learning, discover their voice, create and interact with their task, peers & teacher. Participants will experiment with ways in which they can provide meaningful support and feedback in conjunction with these lessons to move students towards active literacy and learning.

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous meetings via Zoom and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course material. The dates and times below for asynchronous work are simply placeholders for the hours of the course.

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

17. Understanding Loss & Grief in Youth-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers, counselors, social workers, coaches, club advisors, educators

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 10/29/2021

Online
This online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who experience grief through loss; the 5 stages of loss; types of loss; the changes that occur after loss and how as educators/adults we can show understanding, empathy and give support to a child experiencing grief and loss.

This course starts on Monday, October 4th, 2021 and ends by Saturday, October 30th 2021.

Instruction will be delivered via synchronous face to face meetings on the dates indicated and asynchronous assignments throughout the course via Google Classroom. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

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

18. Tech Tools for Ells-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 10, 2021)

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

The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, and November 3rd and asynchronously through Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course material.

This course starts on Wednesday, October 6th and ends by Wednesday, November 10th, 2021.

District approval is required for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

19. Anxiety Disorders in the Classroom-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Oct 28, 2021)

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

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

This course will begin on Thursday, October 7th and end on Thursday, October 28th, 2021.

The content of this course will delivered both synchronously (6 hours) via Zoom on Thursdays, October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm and asynchronously through independent study assignments (9 hours) in a Google Classroom. Personal Google accounts are required to access the course materials.

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

20. Taking Animation to the Next Level Webinar

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Dates: 10/12/2021

Online
Learn various beginner and intermediate animation techniques from traditional stop motion to emerging forms of 3D digital animation and how they can enhance learning. We will explore different methods of animating using both digital and traditional tools and highlight the strengths of each method in teaching. We will also go through the process ourselves and create short animations which you can use in your classroom.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (1 CTLE Hour)

21. Unlocking the Power of Classroom Talk: Teaching Kids to Talk with Clarity and Purpose-Book Study-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/12/2021 to 11/16/2021

Online
Closed
Prior to the first meeting, participants should obtain, and read, the book, "Unlocking the Power of Classroom Talk: Teaching Kids to Talk with Clarity and Purpose" written by Shana Frazon and Katy Wischow. Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

During this book study, participants will discuss the purpose of talk, the strategies, and how the strategies can be implemented in classrooms. This book study will challenge you to examine your existing lessons and incorporate talk strategies. During the second book study group meeting, participants will continue the discussion of talking with a purpose, and share out their lessons that include the talk strategies.

This course begins on Tuesday, October 12th and ends on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021. This course will be delivered via synchronous meetings through Zoom and asynchronous assignments in Microsoft Teams. An account will be provided to you before the class start date. The dates listed below for asynchronous work are simply placeholders for the hours of the course. Online Zoom meetings will take place weekly from 7-8 pm as indicated below.

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

22. Infusing Social Emotional Learning Across the Disciplines-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2021)

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

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

The content of this course will be delivered through asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom (10 hours) and synchronous meetings via Zoom on from 5-6 pm on Wednesday's October 13th, 20th, and 27th, November 10th & 17th, 2021 (5 hours). Participants will need a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Wednesday, October 13th and ends on November 17th, 2021.

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

23. Master Kami in the Connected Class-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/18/2021 to 11/5/2021

Online
Think differently about how Kami can make your classroom more connected and interactive. This course will go beyond the basics and dig deep into this flexible tool by exploring how it can be used for real-time collaboration, fostering communication, encouraging critical thinking, student engagement, and invoking creativity. We will investigate how this tool can be used to implement the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards into your curriculum. You will create multiple lessons using Kami in a variety of ways. Kami can be used in grades K-12 and across all subjects and curriculum.

The course will run online with two synchronous Zoom sessions: one to familiarize participants with course format and guidelines scheduled for Monday, October 18th at 4 pm and another session as a "check in" which will be scheduled with the instructor.

This course will run for three weeks starting on Monday, October 18th and ending on Friday, November 5th, 2021. Online assignments will be completed asynchronously throughout the course utilizing Google Classroom. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

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

24. Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom: Digital Tools and Resources to Support Diversity-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/20/2021 to 11/17/2021

Online
Students bring rich and diverse backgrounds to the classroom! For educators, there is a responsibility to be mindful of bias in the classroom. A classroom with access to technology has the potential to broaden students' worldviews and inspire future change agents. But in this time of open access, it is extremely important that our classrooms reflect equity and respect diversity. This course will help participants to create lessons that are inclusive for all learners. We will bring a critical lens to our own teaching practice and make the necessary instructional shifts towards anti-bias practices. The art of designing and delivering instruction is very exciting, but one must always keep the students in their class at the heart of their design.

This course will be conducted in both synchronous meetings via Zoom and asynchronous work via Google Classroom. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials. Participants meet virtually via online communities, sharing ideas and feedback to enlighten and promote professional growth.

This course runs for four weeks starting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 through Wednesday, November 17th, 2021. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

25. STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum-Online Gale eBook Study

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 16, 2021)

Online
Closed
This in-depth online book study will explore fun, creative, project-based STEAM projects and concepts featured in the new book STEAM Power from ISTE along with the author, educator Tim Needles. A range of emerging and class technologies that teach the fundamentals and are cost effective will be covered. Educators that attend this presentation will leave knowing the 18 great STEAM projects that are elastic and appropriate for any classroom.

We will cover the book's 3 parts beginning with incorporating the STEAM principles, engaging with STEAM projects, and elevating the learning to the next-level by adding elements such as collaboration, community and global learning. Participants will receive a free electronic version of the book.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings with the author, Timothy Needles, from 5:00-7:10pm on Thursdays October 21st, 28th, November 4th, 18th, December 2nd, 9th, and from 5:00-7:00pm on December 16th, 2021.

District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this course will enable educators and parents to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts they will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts.

The course will enable participants:




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




• educate, involve and gain the support of all constituencies




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

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

Please note: Instruction will be delivered synchronously via face-to-face online meetings via Zoom at 8:15 pm on November 2nd, 15th, and 29th and asynchronously with online assignments through a Learning Management System.

This course starts on Monday, October 25th and ends on Monday, December 6th, 2021.

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

27. Augmented Reality Basics Webinar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Oct 26, 2021)

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

This webinar will take place Tuesday, October 26th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (1 CTLE Hour)

28. "Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners"-Online Book Study

Program: Online Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers, teacher assistants, and other educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 6, 2021)

Online
Closed
"Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners” is NOT just for English as a New Language (ENL) Teachers. It is a guide for ALL teachers who have students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds in their classrooms. In their innovative book, Sydney Snyder and Diane Staehr Fenner share research-based tools, case studies, videos, and sketches to promote the success of Multilingual Learners in and out of the classroom.

In this 7-week course, participants will keep a reflection journal where they will reflect on each chapter. Participants will collaborate asynchronously through discussion questions on Google Classroom and participate in synchronous face to face meetings via Zoom at 4:30 pm on Mondays, November 1st and December 6th, 2021. Additional Zoom meetings will be scheduled by the instructor for class discussions throughout the course. Finally, participants will create a lesson plan focusing on the five principles of culturally responsive teaching.

This course starts on Monday, November 1st and ends on Monday, December 13th, 2021.

A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE Hours)

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 19, 2021)

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

This second course of three segments will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google as the delivery platform with a synchronous Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials. The first Zoom meeting is on November 1st at 4:00pm. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.

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

The course starts on Monday, November 1st and ends on Friday, November 19th, 2021.

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

30. Starving Obsession-Looking Behind the Mask of Youth & Eating Disorders-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 22, 2021)

Online
Participants will examine the origins of eating disorders, societal pressures and the role of family in contributing to this growing disease. This course will also show how eating disorders lead to other "impulsive" behaviors that one might see daily in the classroom or around the school environment. The content of this course will be delivered via synchronous Zoom meetings and asynchronous work online in Google Classroom.

Participants will need a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This class begins on Monday, November 1st and ends on Monday, November 29th, 2021. Zoom meetings are scheduled for 7:15 pm on Mondays November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

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

31. Online Information Session-Stony Brook University's Graduate Program-AGC in Teaching & Learning with Educational Technology

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/4/2021

Information Session
Closed


MESTRACT is forming a new cohort for the Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Teaching & Learning with Technology.

During this informational meeting, you will learn about this new Stony Brook University graduate programs and identify if the program is right for you.

All courses are taught by K-12 educators specializing in their field. Instructors infuse a hands-on, practical approach to teaching and learning. Projects and assignments are designed to enhance what you can do as a teacher within your own environment - often allowing teachers to bring new ideas directly into the classroom. Graduate courses are delivered fully online in a hybrid format of synchronous and asynchronous instruction

A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you prior to the event.

32. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Establishing Inclusive Classrooms Where Newcomer ELLs Thrive-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Dates: 11/8/2021

Online
Closed
Newcomer students are recently-arrived immigrants representative of a range of languages, cultures, school experiences, literacy skills, and immigration circumstances. Many speak little or no English and may lack any formal education in their native countries. Guided by Eight Promising Practices, participants will learn ways to create an inclusive classroom for newcomer ELLs with spaces that embrace the voices of linguistically diverse communities and provide pathways for authentic learning opportunities.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (3 CTLE Hours)

33. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Collaborative Identification of English Language Learners with a Disability-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers and Teacher Assistants

Dates: 11/10/2021

Online
Participants will examine the many facets of identifying English learners with special needs. Federal and New York's CR Part 154-3 regulations will form the foundation of this session. Participants will analyze a case study and apply concepts and tools acquired throughout the course. Enriching discussion will focus on the collaborative process of identifying ELs who have a disability. Many practical resources and tools will be provided for educators to utilize from throughout the collaborative process.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (3 CTLE Hours)

34. LINC-NYSUT Historical Trauma: System of Oppression and its Impact on Youth-Online

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/15/2021

Online
Closed
This NYSUT seminar will identify the impact of oppression on young people and evaluate approaches to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression that impact mental health, social skills, relationships and success. (3 CTLE hours)

35. Coding Basics Webinar-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 16, 2021)

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

This webinar will take place from 5:00-6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (1 CTLE Hour)

36. Computational Thinking & Design Webinar-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/23/2021

Online
Explore the increasingly popular thinking processes of computational thinking and design thinking which can benefit students and be incorporated into your work in the classroom. In our digital world, computational thinking has become a foundational element for computer science as the systematic approach aids in problem solving. Design thinking is a terrific approach for making as it starts with empathy and observation. These processes are both valuable in different ways and serve as a great comparison and contrast as they offer different perspectives. This workshop will introduce the ideas and explore their strengths and uses in education as well as sharing resources for both to aid in bringing them into the classroom. This webinar will be on Tuesday, November 23rd from 5:00-6:00 pm.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (1 CTLE Hour)

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 17, 2021)

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

This the third of three segments which will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing a Learning Management System as the delivery platform with synchronous Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor throughout the course. The first Zoom session will be on Tuesday, 11/30 from 4:30-5:30pm. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.

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

The course starts on Monday, November 29th and ends on Friday, December 17th, 2021.

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

38. The Perfect Blend: A Practical Guide to Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences Book Study-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/29/2021 to 1/21/2022

Online
Closed
Learn how to redesign lessons with technology to individualize and personalize instruction, transforming what learning looks like for your students. The Perfect Blend, you'll learn how to create a "homemade recipe” for effective blended learning for your students.

This book:
-Provides an accessible resource for teachers beginning to use technology, as well as master blended teachers who are looking for new ideas or strategies.
-Includes templates and planning tools that can be used as is or modified to fit the needs of your students.
-Focuses on understanding and reflecting on your role as a designer of learning experiences, and creating and using digital content in the classroom.

You'll gain practical skills, strategies and lesson ideas for various types of blended learning thanks to examples from real classrooms and educators. Along the way, you'll discover how to build on the skills you already have to support blended learning. Each week you will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete challenges that can be applied to your classroom.

This course will meet for one initial virtual meeting via Zoom on Monday, November 29th at 4 pm to familiarize the participants with course format and guidelines with subsequent meetings dates/times TBD as needed for class discussion.

This course runs from Monday, November 29th until Friday, January 21st, 2022.

Please Note: The asynchronous work dates are only placeholders for the hours of the course. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE Hours)

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

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 22, 2021)

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

This course will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, December 1st, Mondays December 6th, 13th, and 20th and asynchronously with online assignments in Google Classroom. Participants are required to use a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Wednesday, December 1st and ends on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021.

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

40. Online Information Session-Stony Brook University's Graduate Program-AGC in Teaching & Learning with Educational Technology

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 12/2/2021

Information Session
Closed


MESTRACT is forming a new cohort for the Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in Teaching & Learning with Technology.

During this informational meeting, you will learn about this new Stony Brook University graduate programs and identify if the program is right for you.

All courses are taught by K-12 educators specializing in their field. Instructors infuse a hands-on, practical approach to teaching and learning. Projects and assignments are designed to enhance what you can do as a teacher within your own environment - often allowing teachers to bring new ideas directly into the classroom. Graduate courses are delivered fully online in a hybrid format of synchronous and asynchronous instruction

A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you prior to the event.

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

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 12/6/2021 to 1/10/2022

Online
Closed
This book study will help educators get a better understanding of assistive technology in an educational setting. The author focuses on how to develop a consistent approach for choosing technology to design accessible, inclusive, educational experiences for the benefit of students. Technology is ever evolving as are all successful educators. Each week participants will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete activities that can be applied to their classrooms. This class will meet both synchronously (2.5 hours) and asynchronously (12.5 hours).

Required Materials:

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

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

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

42. The Power of Student Agency: Engaging Students through Voice and Choice-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Educators

Dates: 12/7/2021 to 2/1/2022

Online
Closed
This course is designed to help educators create an environment where students can be creative and self-directed learners. If we want students to thrive we need to empower them with the tools to become architects of their own learning. This course aims to walk teachers through the process of designing student-centered inquiry lessons to create learning experiences that leverage student curiosity, encourages exploration, and allows the members of a learning community to learn with and from each other. There will be a strong emphasis on building student agency through choice and voice. Participants will explore the various purposes of utilizing choice, such as encouraging retrieval practice and providing students agency in terms of how they demonstrate their learning. Each module includes resources, templates, and action items designed to encourage teachers to take what they are learning and create resources and lessons they can use with students immediately.

This course runs from Tuesday, December 7, 2021 through Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (8 weeks). Zoom Sessions are scheduled for 4:30 pm on December 7th and February 1st. Participants will also have asynchronous assignments online via Google Classroom. They will meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.

Please note: The dates listed for asynchronous work are only placeholders for the hours of the course. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE Hours)

43. **2nd Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University EDL 571-School Business Administration

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 25, 2022)

Online
**2nd Online EDL Cohort** This Stony Brook University course presents an examination of the duties and responsibilities of the school business administrator including an understanding of the role in relation to other members of the administrative team. Also examined during the course are other aspects of the business administrator's work such as office management, budget procedures, financial management, accounting and auditing, purchasing and supply management, insurance programs, capital outlay and debt service, school plant operation and maintenance, food service and transportation.

This course starts on Monday, January 3rd through Friday, March 25th, 2022.

44. **Third Online EDL Cohort**-Stony Brook University's EDL 515 - School District Leadership

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 25, 2022)

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
Online
This course is an examination of theories and practices related to school district leadership, administration, supervision, and evaluation. Topics included are organizational structure, engaging teachers, staff, and parents in the decision-making process, curriculum, leadership, supervision, staff development, monitoring and evaluating the school's or program's performance and involving staff in making changes, mechanisms for effecting change, establishing and maintaining ongoing cooperation and collaboration between the home and the school, personnel administration, business management, and school law. (3 graduate credits)

This course will take place online through Blackboard and face to face meetings will be arranged by the instructor.

This course is scheduled to start on Monday, January 3rd through Friday, March 25th, 2022.

45. **Three Village EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 585 Internship in Educational Leadership

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 30, 2022)

Online
Approved SBU Students Only
(co-requisite EDL 586-Internship Seminar)

EDL 585 Internship in School District/School Building Leadership (co-requisite EDL 586) This course is a cooperatively guided leadership experience at the school district central office level and school building level, strategically designed to immerse candidates in educational experiences that support and rely upon the information and skills attained from courses taken in the combined certification program. A plan of leadership, administration and supervisory tasks must be submitted to the internship coordinator.

The internship is conducted in schools and school districts over an extended period of time. Achievement will be determined against a stated list of competencies as assessed by the school district personnel and the SBU supervisor. Field experiences are structured so that candidates gain proficiency in all twelve NY State Leadership competencies. S/U Graded.

*Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation and required course work.

46. **Three Village EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 586 Internship Seminar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 30, 2022)

Stony Brook University Students Only
This course is a co-requisite to EDL 585 Internship.

This course consists of weekly seminars for the consideration of problems and current issues confronted in the field. The internship Seminar will provide a forum for sharing insights, understanding and developing collaborative problem-solving and decision-making skills. The purpose of the Internship Seminar is to facilitate the blending of practical field experience with academic learning.

Live virtual course meetings will span multiple terms. The seminar sessions are formally scheduled between 4:15 and 8:45pm on Tuesday evenings. The classes will be conducted via SBU Zoom on December 21, 2021 OR January 4, 2022 (TBD), January 18, February 8, March 1, March 15, April 5, April 26, May 10, May 24 and June 7, 2022.

*Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation and required course work. Students may not enroll themselves in EDL 585 and EDL 586.

Students who have completed the prerequisite course work should contact the Internship Coordinator, Dr. Robert Scheidet, for enrollment.

47. Port Jefferson 2nd EDL Cohort-Stony Brook University EDL 502 - Educational Leadership Theory II

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 25, 2022)

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
Online
Educational Leadership Theory II (prerequisite: EDL 501) The focus of this course will be on organizational behavior. Topics include: the study of roles and relationships; working well with the school staff, students, parents, and community; bureaucracy; social systems; human motivation; using resources effectively; maintaining an orderly physical environment; decision making, leadership and organizational change; communications; and the effect of community and outside influences. (3 graduate credits)

This course is scheduled to start on Monday, January 3rd and end by Friday, March 25th, 2022. The content of this course will be delivered asynchronously through Blackboard and synchronously with live meetings using Zoom scheduled by the instructor throughout the course.

48. Keepin' STEM Alive-Simple Design Challenges

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/3/2022 to 2/7/2022

Online
Teachers will learn how to incorporate very basic design challenges using everyday materials. Design challenges will focus on active learning, collaboration, creativity, persistence and incorporating literature and other areas of curriculum. Teachers will have time to create and finish designs on their own during this 15-hour course.

This course runs from Monday, January 3rd through Monday, February 7th, 2022. Synchronous course meetings (7.5 hours) are scheduled from 5-6:30 pm on Mondays January 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st and February 7th. Asynchronous assignments (7.5 hours) will be posted in a Google Classroom to be completed on your own time. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous meetings listed are simply placeholders for the course to show 15 hours total. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 22, 2022)

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

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

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

This course starts on Tuesday, January 4th through Tuesday, March 22, 2022.

50. **Ed Tech-Cohort Two**-Stony Brook University's EDT 533: STEAM Education: Curriculum Integration

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 25, 2022)

Stony Brook University Students Only
In this course participants will learn how to fully integrate STEAM tools and leverage best practices into their curriculum. Participants will develop an extensive integration plan for a specific learning environment and associated curriculum. Participants will align STEAM best practices, pedagogy, 21-century skills and their own research to develop an integration plan that outlines a cohesive STEAM learning experience. The culmination of this course and program will be the delivery of part of this integration plan in their educational environment and presentation of the overall integration plan to peers.

This course starts on Wednesday, January 5th and runs through Wednesday, March 16th, 2022. Instruction will be provided through Blackboard asynchronous assignments (39 hours) and includes online flexible synchronous meetings via Zoom from 4:30-6pm on Wednesdays January 5th, February 2nd, February 16th, and March 2nd, 2022 (6 hours).

51. GIF you Build it, They will Learn: Using and creating GIFs and Meme's in Teaching Webinar

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/6/2022

Online
New
Opportunities for self-expression in the classroom lead to more academic ownership. In this session, we will learn ways to use GIFs and Memes to enhance teaching as well as to create memes and gif animations from scratch. These tools can help foster connection and engagement with digital literacy as well as engage students in a fun way. (1 CTLE Hour)

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 21, 2022)

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

By developing these competencies participants will:



• reach new heights in being responsible decision makers



• utilize multiple points of view



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



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

Please note: The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously through face-to-face online meetings via Zoom and asynchronously through a Learning Management System.

This course starts on Monday, January 10th, 2022 and runs through Monday, February 21st, 2022.

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

53. LINC-Fundamentals of Google Workspace for Education-Online

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/10/2022 to 2/9/2022

Online
This 5 week, fifteen hour, blended, Google Classroom course will introduce you to a variety of technology tools that can be used with K-12 students. We will explore how Google Apps can enhance classroom instruction, boost productivity, and elevate student work. Course participants will learn about various Google Apps, as well as practice using them, and share experiences (virtually). A few of the Google Apps we'll explore are Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Jamboard.

Please note: The content of this course will be delivered via synchronous meetings and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. The dates and times listed for the asynchronous work are simply placeholders for the hours of the course. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

54. Active Literacy & Learning Using Seesaw for pre K-5 Learners-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-5 Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2022 to 2/4/2022

Online
Participants will explore how to use various technology tools to cultivate active literacy and learning in the classroom and in the case of distance learning. Through synchronous video meetings and screen recorded tutorials, teachers will learn how to create and share unit plans and lessons that enable students to reflect on their learning, discover their voice, create and interact with their task, peers & teacher. Participants will experiment with ways in which they can provide meaningful support and feedback in conjunction with these lessons to move students towards active literacy and learning.

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous meetings via Zoom and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course material.

The class begins on January 11th and ends on February 4th, 2022. The dates and times below for asynchronous work are simply placeholders for the hours of the course.

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

55. Tech Tools for Ells-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 23, 2022)

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

The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom and asynchronously through Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course material.

This course starts on January 12, 2022 and ends on February 23, 2022. Live meetings will be held via Zoom at 6:30pm on Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 9 and 16, 2022.

Course activities need to be completed by February 23, 2022.

District approval is required for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

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

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/12/2022

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image is a three-hour training from 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm on Wednesday, January 12th provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today.

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

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

57. Using Video Instruction to Enhance Teaching and Learning-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/12/2022 to 2/2/2022

Online
In this workshop, educators will be introduced to a variety of tools, apps and programs that will enable them to create, edit and use video to enhance teaching, assess student learning, and assign student projects. Each session will focus on a different tool and purpose for using video. Topics will include video creation and editing, screencasting, green screen technology, blended learning and assigning student projects. Some tools that will be introduced include screencastify, Edpuzzle, WeVideo, and Flipgrid. Educators will have the opportunity to create their own video projects to use in their own classrooms.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (6 CTLE Hours)

58. Strengthen Your Teaching Game Webinar

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/13/2022

Online
New
Learn ways to empower students as they develop essential skills with gamification. Explore fun and versatile digital tools for learning and assessment that allow for collaboration, interaction, and learning. We will explore a variety of free and low-cost tools and projects with demonstrations and interactive modeling in which attendees participate. These tools are great for a do-now, a project, an exit ticket, or an assessment and help students to navigate in the digital world while building the communication and collaboration skills. (1 CTLE Hour)

59. Visual Storytelling Webinar

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/25/2022

Online
New
Learn a variety of innovative and creative approaches to storytelling using different visual technologies that can be utilized in any learning environment. We will explore different approaches to visual storytelling and create a short visual story together using free, online tools. Well see how it can be used in any educational environment to build connections, develop empathy, and engage students. We'll learn the fundamental aspects of storytelling and create a true, visual story together. (1 CTLE Hour)

60. LINC-NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Increasing Family Engagement to Promote the Achievement of Ells-Online

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/27/2022

Online
What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners while taking into consideration the four stages of immigrant parent involvement.

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (3 CTLE hours)

61. Master Nearpod in the Interactive Classroom-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/31/2022 to 2/18/2022

Online
Closed
Think differently about how Nearpod makes your classroom more connected and interactive. This course will go beyond the basics and dig deep into this flexible tool by exploring how it can be used for synchronous and asynchronous learning, collaboration, encouraging critical thinking, student engagement, and real-time formative assessment. We will investigate how this tool can be used to implement the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards into your curriculum. You will create multiple lessons using Nearpod in a variety of ways. Nearpod can be used in grades K-12 and across all subjects and curriculum.

The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom meetings and asynchronously with online assignments in a Learning Management System. Additional Zoom meetings will be scheduled by the instructor for class discussions. The dates and times below for the asynchronous assignments are simply placeholders for the hours of the course.

This course starts on Monday, January 31st and ends by Friday, February 18th, 2022.

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

62. Digital Drawing: Learn Ways to Engage with Creativity in any Environment Webinar

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Dates: 2/1/2022

Online
New
Learn a variety of ways to infuse art into your curriculum with free and low cost apps and programs that can be used at home for every level and discipline. We'll explore visualizing learning with sketchnotes, drawing with code, creating digital mandalas to support mindfulness, time-lapse art, recreating famous portraits, digital comics and interdisciplinary uses that enhance learning with active visuals. Support equity and social emotional learning with these fun, engaging ideas and projects. (1 CTLE Hour)

63. Understanding Loss & Grief in Youth-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers, counselors, social workers, coaches, club advisors, educators

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 2/18/2022

Online
This online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who experience grief through loss; the 5 stages of loss; types of loss; the changes that occur after loss and how as educators/adults we can show understanding, empathy and give support to a child experiencing grief and loss.

This course starts on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and ends on Monday, February 28, 2022. The first online Zoom meeting will be at 7:15pm on February 1st, 2022. Additional Zoom meetings will be arranged by the instructor throughout the course.

Instruction will be delivered via synchronous face to face Zoom meetings on the dates indicated and asynchronous assignments throughout the course via Google Classroom. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

The dates listed as asynchronous work are simply placeholders for the hours of the course.

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

64. The Power of Student Agency: Engaging Students through Voice and Choice-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/2/2022 to 3/30/2022

Online
This course is designed to help educators create an environment where students can be creative and self-directed learners. If we want students to thrive we need to empower them with the tools to become architects of their own learning. This course aims to walk teachers through the process of designing student-centered inquiry lessons to create learning experiences that leverage student curiosity, encourages exploration, and allows the members of a learning community to learn with and from each other. There will be a strong emphasis on building student agency through choice and voice. Participants will explore the various purposes of utilizing choice, such as encouraging retrieval practice and providing students agency in terms of how they demonstrate their learning. Each module includes resources, templates, and action items designed to encourage teachers to take what they are learning and create resources and lessons they can use with students immediately.

The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom at 4:30pm on Wednesdays, February 2nd & March 9th and asynchronously through Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course material.

This course runs from Wednesday, February 2 through Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Please note: The dates listed for asynchronous work are only placeholders for the hours of the course.

District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE Hours)

65. LINC-NYSUT Working with Economically Disadvantaged Students-Online

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/7/2022

Online
Closed
This NYSUT seminar provides an overview of how to engage students dealing with poverty. Strategies are embedded in the seminar to assist educators in the classroom. The training will encourage participants to participate in authentic conversations and activities that will assist in understanding how to effectively work with students living in poverty. (3 CTLE hours)

66. LINC - Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Intro & Leading the Rebound-Section 1

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/10/2022

Online
Wait List
"Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action.” ― Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

This course will include an introduction to Social Emotional Learning as well as the 5 CASEL Competencies. Participants will be looking at how to help students transfer back into school 5 days a week, while addressing the trauma that may have been caused due to the pandemic. Participants will be engaged in a 2-hour online discussion using interactive tools such as Jamboard, Padlet and breakout rooms in Zoom.

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (2 CTLE Hours)
This online course will allow educators the opportunity to:
>create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEL) needs of students necessary tools that will enable them to foster compassion
>a workable set of values, the skills of cooperation, appropriate decision-making, goal setting, and high academic expectations in their school setting
>explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school and the delivery of instruction
>student performance build bridges by acknowledging past accomplishments
>validating what is presently working well, and designing future SEL goals to bring the existing programs to new levels of development
>develop a toolbox of SEL strategies
>create a SEL Portfolio that serve as a resource tool and guide for implementation >understand the importance that SEL must be an ongoing process and "way of life "that can not be addressed in isolation enable independent inquiry
>learning in cooperation with others
>reflective practice
>enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for implementation

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous face to face meetings via Zoom and asynchronous instruction in a Learning Management System.

This course starts on Monday, February 14, 2022 and ends on Monday, March 28th, 2022. Zoom meetings will be on Thursday, Feb 24 at 7:30pm, Monday, March 7 at 8:15pm, and Thursday, March 17 at 7:30pm.

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

68. LINC-Strategies to Using Google with your Students-Online

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/14/2022 to 3/16/2022

Online
This 5 week, fifteen hour, blended, Google Classroom course will explore how to use Google Apps effectively with your students. The course will cover methods for differentiating within Google Classroom, as well as best practices for organization of teacher and student files (on Chrome, in Classroom and Drive). Participants will create/share and complete activities within Google Classroom. The Google Apps we'll explore: Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms and Jamboard. Please note: The content of this course will be delivered via synchronous meetings and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. The dates and times listed for the asynchronous work are simply placeholders for the hours of the course. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

69. Creative Mindfulness Webinar

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/15/2022

Online
New
Learn creative tools to support social emotional learning with students and self-care for educators which is more important than ever due to the pandemic. The workshop will cover a number of techniques using different tools that can be used in any learning environment to aid in stress reduction and bring a sense of calm and focus. The therapeutic techniques don't require great technical skill, are appropriate for any discipline, and will aid in cultivating presence and a sense of connection. (1 CTLE Hour)

70. LINC - Race, Sports and Gender in American Society

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/15/2022 to 3/8/2022

Online
The focus of this course will be the history of race & gender in America as reflected through the prism of American sports from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries. It will also explore the diverse experiences that race, gender, religion, and social class have played in professional sports & American society. In order to better provide context to the complicated and evolving state of race and gender, we will also look at the broader concepts of sports & their relationship with American politics, economics, and society. Particular attention will be paid to boxing, baseball, hockey & tennis before and after the official start of segregation, Jim Crow, and the Women's Rights Movement through the present day. Prior to each class meeting, participants will have access to excerpts of readings, documentaries, rare archival material, etc., that they will review and post comments on prior to each remote class meeting. We will discuss and expand on these comments and questions and examine new materials at each of the four 1-hr remote sessions.

This course will be delivered through both synchronous online meetings via Zoom (4 hrs) on Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm on February 15th & March 1st and on March 8th from 6:00-7:00pm. Asynchronous work will be posted on Google Classroom for independent completion (4 hrs).

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

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (8 CTLE Hours)

71. "Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners"-Online Book Study

Program: Online Courses

Audience: K-12 Teachers, teacher assistants, and other educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 25, 2022)

Online
"Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners” is NOT just for English as a New Language (ENL) Teachers. It is a guide for ALL teachers who have students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds in their classrooms. In their innovative book, Sydney Snyder and Diane Staehr Fenner share research-based tools, case studies, videos, and sketches to promote the success of Multilingual Learners in and out of the classroom.

In this 8-week course, participants will keep a reflection journal where they will reflect on each chapter. Participants will collaborate asynchronously through discussion questions on Google Classroom and participate in synchronous face to face meetings via Zoom. The first meeting will be at 4:30pm on Monday, February 28th. Additional Zoom meetings will be scheduled by the instructor for class discussions throughout the course. Finally, participants will create a lesson plan focusing on the five principles of culturally responsive teaching.

This course starts on Monday, February 28th and ends on Monday, April 25th, 2022.

A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE Hours)

72. Part 1-Engaging Students in a Digital Classroom-Beyond the Tools: Strategies for Technology Integration-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: pre K-12 Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 18, 2022)

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

This is the first of three segments, which will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform with synchronous Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access course materials.

Part 1: Beyond the Tools: Strategies for Technology Integration
Module 1: Engaging Students in a Synchronous Classroom
Module 2: Engaging Students in an Asynchronous Classroom
Module 3: Engaging Students through Collaboration

The course starts on Monday, February 28th and ends by Friday, March 18th, 2022.

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

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 1, 2022)

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

Instruction will be delivered through Google Classroom and face-to-face online meetings will take place using Zoom at 7pm beginning on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

This course starts on Monday, February 28, 2022 and ends on Friday, April 1, 2022.

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

74. Starving Obsession-Looking Behind the Mask of Youth & Eating Disorders-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 28, 2022)

Online
Participants will examine the origins of eating disorders, societal pressures and the role of family in contributing to this growing disease. This course will also show how eating disorders lead to other "impulsive" behaviors that one might see daily in the classroom or around the school environment. The content of this course will be delivered via synchronous Zoom meetings and asynchronous work online in Google Classroom.

Participants will need a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This class begins on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 and ends on Monday, March 28, 2022. The first Zoom meeting is scheduled for 7:15pm on March 1st, 2022. Additional Zoom meetings will be scheduled by the instructor throughout the course.

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

75. Adjusting your mindset: Be passionate, be patient, and persevere

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 13, 2022)

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

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

Please note: The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously through optional face to face online meetings via Zoom and asynchronously through a Learning Management System.

This course starts on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 through Wednesday, April 13th, 2022.

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

76. Think Again, Together-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/2/2022 to 3/9/2022

Online
New
"When people reflect on what it takes to be mentally fit, the first idea that comes to mind is usually intelligence. The smarter you are, the more complex the problems you can solve-and the faster you can solve them. Intelligence is traditionally viewed as the ability to think and learn. Yet in a turbulent world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.”

Let's take our experiences, specifically during this time of turbulence, and transform our thinking and teaching through the study of excerpts from the fascinating book, Think Again, by Adam Grant. Adam Grant is an Organizational Psychologist whose expertise is on opening our own minds, in order for us to open the minds of others by embracing the joy of being wrong, dealing with charged conversations, and building schools and workplaces of lifelong learners.

Participants will be involved in activities and discussions that will develop and teach mental flexibility which will translate to how you model and teach students to be reflective, lovers of learning.

This workshop is appropriate for all staff members - new, veteran, classroom and all special areas throughout the district. Two meetings will take place @ 1.5 hours each. The 3 additional hours will be accumulated via asynchronous activities.

Please note: A personal Google account is required to access the workshop materials.

District approval is needed for in-service credit. (6 CTLE Hours)

77. Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom: Digital Tools and Resources to Support Diversity-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Educators

Dates: 3/2/2022 to 3/30/2022

Online
Students bring rich and diverse backgrounds to the classroom! For educators, there is a responsibility to be mindful of bias in the classroom. A classroom with access to technology has the potential to broaden students' worldviews and inspire future change agents. But in this time of open access, it is extremely important that our classrooms reflect equity and respect diversity. This course will help participants to create lessons that are inclusive for all learners. We will bring a critical lens to our own teaching practice and make the necessary instructional shifts towards anti-bias practices. The art of designing and delivering instruction is very exciting, but one must always keep the students in their class at the heart of their design.

This course will be conducted in both synchronous meetings via Zoom and asynchronous work via Google Classroom. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials. Participants meet virtually via online communities, sharing ideas and feedback to enlighten and promote professional growth.

This course runs for four weeks starting on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 through Wednesday, March 30, 2021. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

78. Digital Creation for English Language Learners-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 6, 2022)

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

Instruction for this course will be delivered online with face to face meetings using Zoom at 6:30pm for approximately 30 minutes on March 3, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022 (2.5 hours) and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom (12.5 hours). A personal Google account is required to access the course material.

This course starts on Thursday, March 3rd and ends Wednesday, April 6th, 2022.

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

79. Teaching and Learning with Apple Pencils and iPads-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: pre K-12 Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 31, 2022)

Online
MESTRACT Members Only
Closed
Teachers will learn how to use an iPad and Apple Pencil to create amazing hands-on, innovative, student lead classroom experiences. Using web 2.0 tools and apps designed for classrooms, teachers will learn how to create more interactive lessons involving things like easily taking pictures of student work to review or critique as a class and letting students pass around the iPad to write their answers, explain, and teach the class.

Only teachers from MESTRACT member schools may attend this course. Each teacher will be provided with an iPad and Apple Pencil to use during and after the course. Please arrange to pickup the iPad and Apple Pencil from the MESTRACT office prior to the start of the course.

This course starts on Thursday, March 3rd and ends Thursday, March 31st, 2022.

Instruction will be provided online through both asynchronous assignments in a Learning Management System and synchronous meetings in Zoom on the following dates and times:
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 5-6pm
Thursday, March 10th 5-6pm
Thursday, March 17th 5-6pm
Thursday, March 24th 5-6pm
Thursday, March 31st 5-6pm

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

80. Master Kami in the Connected Class-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2022 to 4/8/2022

Online
Think differently about how Kami can make your classroom more connected and interactive. This course will go beyond the basics and dig deep into this flexible tool by exploring how it can be used for real-time collaboration, fostering communication, encouraging critical thinking, student engagement, and invoking creativity. We will investigate how this tool can be used to implement the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards into your curriculum. You will create multiple lessons using Kami in a variety of ways. Kami can be used in grades K-12 and across all subjects and curriculum.

The course will run online with two synchronous Zoom sessions: one to familiarize participants with course format and guidelines scheduled for Tuesday, March 8th at 4 pm and another session as a "check in" which will be scheduled with the instructor.

This course will run for five weeks starting on Monday, March 7th and ending on Friday, April 8th, 2022. Online assignments will be completed asynchronously throughout the course utilizing Google Classroom. Participants are required to have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

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

81. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Language Acquisition and Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/8/2022

Online
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. (3 CTLE hours)

82. Anxiety Disorders in the Classroom-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 31, 2022)

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

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

This course will begin on Thursday, March 10, 2022 and end on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

The content of this course will delivered both synchronously (6 hours) via Google Meet beginning on March 10, 2022 from 4:30-6:00pm and asynchronously through independent study assignments (9 hours) in Google Classroom.

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

83. LINC - Forgotten Patriots of the American Revolution

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/10/2022 to 4/5/2022

Online
The American Revolution brought something exceptional into the world, an entirely new kind of nation based on the idea that ordinary people have worth. Unfortunately, the story of this remarkable event has been sanitized into a myth that the Revolution was conducted by a bunch of stuffy middle-aged men in puffy shirts and buckled shoes.

In this course participants will explore the murkier side of America's struggle for independence, which involved many different individuals and groups of people in a very complex, brutal, and agonizing experience. To understand the complexities of the Revolution, participants will learn about those who were critical to its success but are rarely discussed - the ordinary shopkeepers, mechanics, wives & daughters, and servants & slaves who took the law into their own hands and spilled into the streets; the war that won American independence was fought by those who had the least to lose. (8 CTLE Hours)

This course will be delivered through both synchronous online meetings via Zoom (4 hrs) from 6:00-7:00pm on Thursday, March 10th, 24th, 29th and Apr 5th and asynchronously. Asynchronous work will be posted on Google Classroom for independent completion (4 hrs).

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

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (8 CTLE Hours)

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 11, 2022)

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

This course begins on Monday, March 14th and ends on April 11th, 2022.

Please note: Instruction will be delivered both synchronously and asynchronously. Online face to face Zoom meetings will take place at 7pm on Mondays, March 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th and 11th, 2022. Asynchronous coursework will be completed in a Learning Management System.

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

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

Program: Online Courses

Audience: All Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 29, 2022)

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

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

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

The course starts on Monday, March 14th through Friday, April 29th, 2022.

This course will meet synchronously on Tuesday, March 14th at 4:00 pm via a Zoom session with the rest of the course delivered online utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Participants meet virtually via Google Classroom to discuss and share lessons and strategies. There will also be two Zoom sessions throughout the course. The date and time for those sessions will be scheduled based on the availability of the participants. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

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

86. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-SIFE Success: Know Your Students & Strategies

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/16/2022

Online
This foundational seminar about Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) will spend time exploring characteristics of the students to better serve their needs in the classroom. During this seminar, participants will learn how to design classroom environments and apply specific strategies that both honor students' backgrounds and support the intense needs of this population in order to foster success. This seminar also provides a strong knowledge base for future learning opportunities in SIFE literacy, differentiation, and culturally responsive instruction. (3 CTLE hours)

87. Master Flipgrid in the Interactive Classroom-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2022 to 4/8/2022

Online
Wait List
Think differently about how Flipgrid can make your classroom more connected and interactive. This course will go beyond the basics and dig deep into this flexible tool by exploring how it can be used for asynchronous learning, collaboration, encouraging critical thinking, student engagement, and assessment. You will create multiple lessons using Flipgrid in a variety of ways. We will investigate how this tool can be used to implement the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards into your curriculum. Flipgrid can be used in grades K-12 and across all subjects and curriculum.

This course starts on March 21, 2022 and ends on Friday, April 8th, 2022.

The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor and asynchronously through online assignments posted in a Learning Management System.

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

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

Program: Online Courses

Audience: pre K-12 Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 13, 2022)

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

This second course of three segments will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing a Learning Management System as the delivery platform with a synchronous Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.

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

The course starts on Wednesday, March 23rd and ends on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022.

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

89. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Planning for the Success of English Language Leaders in Content Classes

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/24/2022

Online
This seminar provides the opportunity to examine research-based strategies and approaches that assist Ells in meeting rigorous grade-level standards through a step by step breakdown of the lesson planning process that includes scaffolded language and content objectives. Participants will experience a variety of motivating and engaging instructional strategies that can be strategically applied to lesson plans as a way to increase academic language production and content comprehension of Ells. (3 CTLE Hours)

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this course will enable educators and parents to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts they will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts.

The course will enable participants:


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


• educate, involve and gain the support of all constituencies


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

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

Please note: Instruction will be delivered synchronously via face-to-face online meetings via Zoom and asynchronously through a Learning Management System.

This course starts on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 through Wednesday, May 11th, 2022.

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

91. LINC - Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Intro & Leading the Rebound-Section 2

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/31/2022

Online
"Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action.” ― Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

This course will include an introduction to Social Emotional Learning as well as the 5 CASEL Competencies. Participants will be looking at how to help students transfer back into school 5 days a week, while addressing the trauma that may have been caused due to the pandemic. Participants will be engaged in a 2-hour online discussion using interactive tools such as Jamboard, Padlet and breakout rooms in Zoom.

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (2 CTLE Hours)

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

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 29, 2022)

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

This course will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom and asynchronously with online assignments in Google Classroom. Participants are required to use a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Monday, April 4, 2022 and ends on Friday, April 29, 2022. Zoom meetings will be at 7:15pm beginning on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022. .

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

93. Introduction to Multi-Lingual Learners-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2022)

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

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous live meetings via Zoom at 6:30pm on April 6, 13, 27, May 4 and May 11, 2022 (2.5 hours) and asynchronous work in Google Classroom (12.5 hours). A personal Google account is required to access the course material.

This course starts on Wednesday, April 6th and ends on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours in ELL category)

94. LINC - Building Relationships Through Restorative Practices

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/12/2022

Online
This course will focus on Restorative Practices, with an emphasis on community circles, and how they can be incorporated into classrooms to help foster relationships. Participants will be exposed to restorative language, and restorative teaching and discipline strategies. Participants will be engaged in a 2-hour online discussion using interactive tools such as Jamboard, padlet and breakout rooms in Zoom.

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (2 CTLE Hours)

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 13, 2022)

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

This the third of three segments which will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing a Learning Management System as the delivery platform with synchronous Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor throughout the course. The first Zoom session will be on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 4:30-5:30pm. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.

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

The course starts on Monday, April 25, 2022 and ends on Friday, May 13, 2022.

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

96. Metacognitive Skill Building: Digital Tools and Strategies to Help Students Think About Their Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/26/2022 to 5/9/2022

Online
Wait List
When students are comfortable thinking about their learning and engaging their metacognitive muscles, they will better appreciate the value of the work they are doing. This course is designed to help teachers create digital learning experiences that develop students' metacognitive and self-regulation skills. Encouraging students to "own” the conversation about their progress will provide opportunities to keep families in the loop and to ensure everyone is working together to support the learner. In this course, participants will explore strategies necessary to help students think about their learning, set goals, track their progress, communicate with their families, and reflect on their learning. These critical skills developed over time will foster student ownership and improve student achievement. A strong emphasis will be placed on infusing digital tools to help students build agency over their learning.

Each module includes resources, templates, and action items designed to encourage teachers to take what they are learning and create resources and lessons they can use with students immediately. This course will be delivered through both synchronous meetings via Zoom arranged by the instructor and asynchronous work completed in a Learning Management System.

This course starts on Tuesday, April 26, and ends on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the hours of the course.

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

97. LINC - Culture and Culturally Responsive Education

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/10/2022

Online
For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. A complex system of biases and structural inequities is at play, deeply rooted in our country's history, culture, and institutions. This system of inequity - which routinely confers advantage and disadvantage based on linguistic background, gender, skin color, and other characteristics - must be clearly understood, directly challenged, and fundamentally transformed. -NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

In this course participants will question "What is Culture and what relevance does it play in schools aiming for Equity?” Participants will develop a common language around Culturally Responsive Education and begin the process of recognizing institutional and organizational structures in schools that perpetuate inequities. Participants will be engaged in a 2-hour online discussion using interactive tools such as Jamboard, Padlet and breakout rooms in Zoom.

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (2 CTLE Hours)

98. LINC - Building Relationships through Restorative Practices

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/18/2022

Online
This course will focus on Restorative Practices, with an emphasis on community circles, and how they can be incorporated into classrooms to help foster relationships. Participants will be exposed to restorative language, and restorative teaching and discipline strategies. Participants will be engaged in a 2-hour online discussion using interactive tools such as Jamboard, padlet and breakout rooms through Zoom.

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (2 CTLE Hours)

99. LINC - Implicit Biases: The Unconscious Impact

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/24/2022

Online
In this course, participants will bring preconceived notions to the surface and understand how that knowledge impacts beliefs, practices, and policies. Participants will be engaged in a 2-hour online discussion using interactive tools such as Jamboard, Padlet and breakout rooms in Zoom.

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (2 CTLE Hours)

100. LINC - Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send - Level 1

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 6/2/2022

Online
Participants in this course will understand that the first step in addressing microaggressions is to recognize when a microaggression has occurred and what message it may be sending. The context of the relationship and the situation is critical. Participants will be engaged in a 2-hour online discussion using interactive tools such as Jamboard, Padlet and breakout rooms in Zoom.

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (2 CTLE Hours)

101. LINC - Courageous Conversations about Microaggressions Level 2: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 6/7/2022

Prerequisite - Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send: Level 1 on Thursday, June 2, 2022; 6 - 8 PM (not mandatory but will lead to better understanding of discussions)

In previous learning, participants learned about preconceived notions and gained an understanding in how that knowledge impacts beliefs, practices, and policies. This professional learning will take it one step further and explore ways to raise awareness and combat microaggressions in everyday situations through courageous conversations. Participants will be engaged in a 2-hour online discussion using interactive tools such as Jamboard, Padlet and breakout rooms in Zoom.

Please note: District approval is required for in-service credit. (2 CTLE Hours)