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1. *Three Village 2nd Cohort (MESTRACT 5)* Stony Brook University's EDL 541 - School Building Leadership

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 6/20/2024 to 8/8/2024

Stony Brook University Students Only
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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.

Please note: The hours listed in Frontline are placeholders for the hours of the course. Synchronous course meetings will be arranged by your instructor.

2. **MESTRACT 7 Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 503 Educational Leadership Practice

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 9/17/2024 to 11/26/2024

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
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)

3. **MESTRACT 6 Cohort** Stony Brook University's-EDL 572 School Personnel Management

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 9/19/2024 to 12/5/2024

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
**MESTRACT 6 Educational Leadership Cohort** 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.

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

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit.

4. **Three Village 2nd EDL Cohort (MESTRACT 5)** Stony Brook University's EDL 555 Supervision of Instruction

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/19/2024 to 12/5/2024

Stony Brook University Students Only
**Three Village 2nd EDL Cohort** This course covers the basic aspects of the supervisory process. Areas included are an overview of supervision, theory and research, organization and function, roles of various personnel in the supervisory process, factors influencing change, improving instruction through individuals and groups, curriculum development, effective use of learning resources and evaluating supervisory programs.

Please note: Hours listed in Frontline are placeholders for the hours of the course and include both synchronous and asynchronous course meeting times.

5. Breaking Down Gender-related Social Constructs

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers k-12

Dates: 9/30/2024 to 11/18/2024

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

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

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

6. Supporting At Risk Students Using Community Based Supports

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 10/1/2024 to 10/29/2024

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

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

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

7. Shadowing Multilingual Learners: Serving ELLs with varied instruction and techniques.

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers, TAs, School Staff, etc

Dates: 10/1/2024 to 12/19/2024

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In this course we will approach the spoken and listening progression for ELLs (English Language Learners) in the school setting. This includes a look at ELLs of all 5 levels and even looking into long-term ELLs. We will research the method of shadowing through the book "Shadowing Multilingual Learners", accessed on Gale, and look at case studies to further our understanding. Additionally, we will utilize a variety of sources to plan out the next steps for the MLLs (Multilingual Learners) in the classroom.

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

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

8. eBook Study: Help Anxious Kids in a Stressful World: 25 Classroom Strategies

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 11/15/2024

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: Equip teachers with the knowledge and tools needed to address child and adolescent anxiety at a critical moment. The number of students experiencing anxiety at school is on the rise. With this book, teachers can create emotionally supportive environments and strengthen children's abilities to cope with anxiety. This must-have resource provides a framework for understanding anxiety, its causes, and the various ways it can present in young people; offers standalone action strategies for classroom use, including a matrix to identify which strategies may be most useful for specific situations; and makes implementation of strategies easy with reproducibles for teacher and student use. The authors wrote this book to ensure that teachers, regardless of their prior knowledge and background, have a wide range of easy-to-understand and useful instructional tools to address anxious behaviors.

An electronic copy of the eBook will be available in our Gale library.

This book study aims to help teachers and support staff improve their understanding of and response to childhood anxiety in the school setting. Opportunities will be provided for case conferencing and support amongst participants.

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

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

9. Balance the Mind and Heart: Creating Resilient Schools that meet the Social, Emotional, Ethical, and Academic Needs of Students

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Support Staff and/or Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 11/6/2024

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This course will allow educators the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic needs of students. Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. By participating in this course educators will be able to 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. SEL must be an ongoing process and "way of life” which will bring about systemic change. Participants will develop a toolbox of SEL strategies, and create a SEL Portfolio that serve as a resource tool and guide for implementation. Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice.

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

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

10. eBook Study-Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators K-12

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 11/4/2024

We know every student is unique and brings contributions no one can make. However, half the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. "Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress" is a must-read for educators. During this course, participants will focus on a strengths-based approach to teaching while finding the goodness every student brings to our classes.

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

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

Required Materials:

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

11. eBook Study: Sparking Student Motivation

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 10/3/2024 to 11/25/2024

"Sparking Student Motivation" is an illuminating roadmap for educators and anyone invested in unlocking the key to student engagement. It serves as a comprehensive guide, blending insightful theories with practical strategies to invigorate and sustain motivation in educational settings. 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. There will be synchronous meetings through Zoom. Finally, participants will create a small group reading lesson plan, focusing on creating a lesson plan for a reading group.

Required Materials:

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

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

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

12. Introduction to Removing Labels That Disrupt Student Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/7/2024 to 11/4/2024

The objective of this course is to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the book, Removing Labels: 40 Techniques to Disrupt Negative Expectations About Students and Schools, by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey. The course is designed to use the main objectives of the book to help educators "interrupt the cycle caused by labeling students.” The course analysis of the book will thoroughly review common assumptions, expectations, labels, conclusions, and judgments teachers and administrators may sometimes make in their classrooms and schools. The course analysis of these common assumptions, expectations, labels, conclusions, and judgments will demonstrate how they disrupt learning, as well as how student engagement and achievement is negatively impacted. The course will explore methods that may be used to disrupt these cycles through building relationships with individual students in the classroom. Other methods that will be explored will include classroom approaches that create a welcoming environment for all, activities that enhance peer partnerships and foster learning, and instructional practices that promote collaborative learning with equitable grouping. Lastly, the course will provide effective strategies to work with challenging behaviors through decision making, alternatives to public humiliation, and innovative classroom design. The strategies will be also displayed in formats that in conjunction with a schoolwide approach. As Marcia Tate mentions in the book, "Label jars, not people.”

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

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

13. eBook Study Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 10/7/2024 to 11/27/2024

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

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

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

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

14. Creating Classroom Community

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 10/7/2024 to 10/23/2024

This course will provide teachers with strategies and tools for creating and maintaining a healthy, inclusive classroom culture. We will explore social emotional learning, culturally-responsive teaching, and equitable practices. This will include exploration into the framework from the New York State Education Department. Participants will also learn how to use practices and pedagogical skills to create a more positive classroom culture.

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

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 10/7/2024 to 10/30/2024

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

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

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

16. Implementing SEL at the Elementary level

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 10/7/2024 to 11/4/2024

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

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

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

17. ebook Study - Learners Without Borders: New Learning Pathways for All Students

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/7/2024 to 11/4/2024

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

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

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

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book will be provided through our Gale eBook library. (15 CTLE hours)

18. Understanding the Obsessive Compulsive Child

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: teachers, counselors, social workers, psychologists, coaches

Dates: 10/7/2024 to 10/24/2024

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This online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who may experience the internal challenges of being Obsessive Compulsive. Some challenges may be due to stress, depression, anxiety, predisposition and even trauma. Children may also experience conflict with peers and adults in addition to their own internal confusion and disturbances. Learn how we, as educators/adults can show understanding and give support to a child experiencing these disengaging challenges and also understanding what exposure response prevention is.

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

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

19. The Intersection of Creativity and Artificial Intelligence

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/8/2024 to 10/11/2024

Learn about the evolving world of artificial intelligence and how it can be used to create. We'll explore the variety of tools available and how educators can leverage them to support student creativity and the arts. We'll also examine how to avoid some of the negative issues that these technologies may cause and how they may actually help boost innovation in schools. Issues of equity and inclusivity will also be raised in terms of AI technology tools and accessibility when using artificial intelligence. We'll also learn about how these new tools can help educators and their teaching as well as allow for more free time to work with students.

Attendees will learn new artificial intelligence tools that are focused on creativity for students and educators, creative uses and implementation of these artificial intelligence tools, and ways to teach students about how artificial intelligence works to prepare them for the future. We will touch on tools such as Magic School AI, Google Gemini, Chat GPT, Microsoft CoPilot, Adobe Firefly, Adobe Express, Adobe Podcast, Midjourney, Claude, Dall-E, Stable Diffusion, Quizizz, Canva, Discovery Education, Formative, Wakelet, Code.org, Suno Ai, Google Quick Draw, Google Experiments, Music FX, Teach AI, Khan Academy, Skill Struck AI, Curipod, Diffit, Twee, Brisk, Craiyon, Eleven Labs, Speechify, Scribble Diffusion, BrickIt, Autodraw, Zooniverse, Perplexity, Byte, and others.

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

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

20. Work Smarter, Not Harder with Google Workspace

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/9/2024 to 10/23/2024

Google Workspace is an essential tool for teachers who want to engage students in a dynamic and interactive learning environment. This course is designed to provide teachers with a greater understanding of Google Workspace and how it can be used to empower educators with the essential skills to harness the full potential of Google Docs in the classroom. This course provides a comprehensive exploration of Google Docs, covering document creation, collaborative features, advanced formatting, and seamless integration into educational workflows. Participants will learn to enhance their teaching practices, streamline collaboration with students and colleagues, and create inclusive and accessible learning materials.

By the end of this course, teachers will have a greater understanding of Google Workspace tools and how they can be used to create dynamic, interactive, and engaging learning experiences for students. Teachers will also gain practical skills for managing and organizing files in Google Drive and customizing Google Workspace for their individual teaching needs.

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

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

21. eBook Study - Dive Into UDL

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/9/2024 to 11/27/2024

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

Required Materials: The required book, Dive Into UDL, Immersive Practices to Develop Expert Learners by Kendra Grant and Luis Pérez, is available as a Gale eBook through MESTRACT.

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

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/9/2024 to 10/30/2024

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

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

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

23. Individualized Education Program (IEP): How to effectively write one and better understand the impact this program has on student outcomes

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 10/9/2024 to 11/13/2024

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a strategic planning document that lays out the program of special education instruction, supports, and services a student with a disability needs within the educational environment. This course will foster a collaborative deconstruction of all parts of an IEP to understand better how each component is interconnected to support the overall needs of the students entitled to this legally-binding document. Participants will also learn how to enhance their ability to write cohesive and comprehensive IEPs to ensure measurable outcomes for students with disabilities. An IEP is the cornerstone of the special education process; however, components of the framework can be used to support any student. Therefore, this course will be designed to meet the needs of general or special education teachers district-wide.

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

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

24. Exploration in AI (Artificial Intelligence) for Multilingual Learners

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Any educator. No Prerequesite.

Dates: 10/10/2024 to 11/7/2024

AI is an evolving topic in education. In this course, we will explore new strategies to support Multilingual Learners through generative AI, so that we can be more adaptable educators to our linguistically and culturally diverse students. Participants will learn tools as well as strategies to implement effective use of AI for teaching.

Final course assignments' submissions will be due one week after the last synchronous session.

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

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

25. Artificial Intelligence Infused Tools for Teachers

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Dates: 10/15/2024 to 10/17/2024

Explore the world of AI infused teacher tools to expedite teachers administrative, assistive, and assessment work. We will review popular tools, such as Quizziz, Canva, Adobe Express, and EdPuzzle as well as Google's Gemini and Microsoft's CoPilot to support educators workload, differentiation for students, and teaching. We will discuss best uses as well as how to maximize efficiency and utilize these tools to support teaching.

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

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Support Staff and/or Administrators

Dates: 10/16/2024 to 11/21/2024

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.

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

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

27. Sharpening Questioning Skills to Empower Learning- Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators K-12

Dates: 10/16/2024 to 11/6/2024

Do you want to "sharpen” your questioning skills to elicit more from your students? Do you ever wish that your students would ask the questions instead of you? Questioning is a fundamental skill essential to communicating and gaining information. The seemingly "simple” skill of asking questions is often never taught but always expected, until now. This course will explore the simple strategies of asking questions using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). This technique empowers students to ask important questions and seek answers while respecting each other's voices. QFT promotes inquiry, is easy to implement, adaptable to any classroom, and will transform the student-centered learning experience. This course will examine the questioning strategies that will help you to "sharpen” your questioning skills and promote student inquiry in the classroom.

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

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

28. Are You A Culturally Responsive Teacher?

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 All Educators

Dates: 10/21/2024 to 11/20/2024

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

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

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

29. Getting Organized with Google

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/22/2024 to 10/24/2024

Learn how to organize Gmail, Google Drive, Slides, Calendar, Chrome, Docs, and Classroom with tips and tricks such as labels, folders, filters, and other time-saving tips like email signature and scheduling emails. Time will also be dedicated to actually putting the learning into action and organizing during the session. (3 CTLE hours)

30. eBook Study-Teach to Develop Talent: How to Motivate and Engage Tomorrow's Innovators Today Book Study

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/22/2024 to 12/19/2024

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Unlock the potential of your students and foster their innate talents with the "Teach to Develop Talent” book study course. In this dynamic program, K-12 educators will delve into innovative strategies that blend psychology, motivation, and practical teaching techniques. By applying these principles, you'll empower your students to become tomorrow's creative problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Practical tips and classroom-tested techniques will equip you to inspire even the most reluctant learners. As educators, we hold the key to unlocking the extraordinary potential within each student. Let's embark on this transformative journey together! Each week you will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete challenges that can be applied to your classroom.

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

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

Required Materials:

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 teachers, paraprofessionals, or administrators

Dates: 10/22/2024 to 11/12/2024

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

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

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

32. Visual Storytelling-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/23/2024 to 10/25/2024

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. We'll 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.

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

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (3 CTLE hours)

33. Mastering Habits: Build the Good Ones and Break the Bad Ones

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/23/2024 to 11/13/2024

This course explores methods for building better habits for teachers and students. Beneficial habits can increase productivity, provide daily structure and stability, foster personal growth, and aid in achieving goals. The Four Principles of Habit Formation from James Clear's Atomic Habits will be thoroughly analyzed. Excerpts from several other notable texts will be examined, including The Power of Habit, Tiny Habits, and How to Change Your Habits and Transform Your Life. The psychological and practical behaviors that preclude beneficial habit formation will be explored, including resistance, procrastination, inconsistency, and the desire for immediate gratification. Teachers can use strategies for advancing professional growth as well as promoting student development.

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

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

34. Travel the World with Virtual Field Trips

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/24/2024 to 10/28/2024

Explore the many options available for educators in the emerging world of virtual field trips. Technology now allows us to explore any place on earth and beyond with amazing tools that aid teaching and offer an engaging, memorable experience for students. We will touch on virtual field trip options for every level, subject area, and any classroom from live streams to guided tours to virtual visits from professionals. These are fun learning opportunities and we will share how they work from a low-tech environment to virtual reality headsets and look at the different technologies available. Experience some of the options available to teachers from free virtual field trips with groups like National Geographic, Google, NASA, and museums around the world to popular educational offerings to low-cost Virtual Reality tours and subscription options like Discovery Education. (3 CTLE hours)

35. Strengthen Your Teaching Game

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/28/2024 to 10/29/2024

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 the digital world while building communication and collaboration skills. We'll also explore the evolving world of gamification and examine ways to create games in collaboration with students that can teach and engage others. (3 CTLE hours)

36. GIF you Build it, They will Learn: Using and creating GIFs and Memes in Teaching

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/29/2024 to 11/1/2024

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.

37. Adjusting your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, and Persevere

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Support Staff and/or Administrators

Dates: 10/30/2024 to 11/27/2024

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

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

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

38. Project Based Learning Using Canva

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators K-12

Dates: 10/30/2024 to 11/13/2024

Vincent Van Gogh once said "great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional strategy that engages students in the active exploration of real-world challenges while developing collaboration, teamwork, and critical thinking skills. Canva is an easy to use and fun graphic design platform for teachers and students alike. Together these two ingredients are the key to developing the perfect student-centered unit that promotes inquiry, engagement, and understanding.

This course will explore the key components of PBLs using Canva as a creative design media for students to demonstrate their culminating product and knowledge. Throughout this course, participants will explore various techniques and strategies of incorporating PBLs into their classrooms while also developing their creative design skills within Canva. (6 CTLE hours)

39. Exploring Apps, Extensions and AI Tools for Special Education

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/4/2024 to 11/20/2024

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, apps, and extensions specifically designed for effective integration into special education classrooms. This course delves into the intricacies of utilizing a diverse range of AI applications, apps, and extensions tailored to enhance teaching methods for students with diverse learning needs. Gain hands-on experience, learning practical strategies to customize and adapt these tools to the unique requirements of special education settings. Develop the skills needed to create inclusive and supportive learning environments, leveraging AI technologies, apps, and extensions to cater to individualized learning goals. Navigate through real-world examples, addressing both the potential benefits and challenges of incorporating these tools in special education. Stay attuned to ethical considerations and best practices while creating a technologically enriched and personalized educational experience for students with special learning needs.

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

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

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

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

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

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

41. eBook Study: Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 11/4/2024 to 11/20/2024

This book is geared toward both new and experienced teachers. The content focuses on developing effective classroom management skills and strategies specifically examining how to reach those students with emotional and behavioral disorders. In this book study participants will explore ways in which they can create a positive classroom community where students thrive and learn to the best of their ability. It will empower teachers by providing tools to improve student behavior and managing their classrooms. The text also includes an assortment of self-assessments we will review and discuss how to utilize in order to improve instruction and classroom management.

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

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

42. Understanding Loss & Grief in Youth

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: teachers, counselors, social workers, psychologists, coaches

Dates: 11/4/2024 to 11/18/2024

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

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

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

43. Understanding and Responding to Suicide Risk in Schools

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 11/5/2024 to 11/26/2024

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

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

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/6/2024 to 12/12/2024

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

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

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

45. Using Augmented/Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/12/2024 to 11/14/2024

Learn the basics of the emerging field of augmented reality and how you can engage students with AR/VR 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. We'll also look at where the technology is heading and how to develop our own projects that will support the curriculum and add interactivity to our teaching. Well explore a wide array of different AR/VR tools and learn how to choose the right tools for your classroom. (3 CTLE hours)

46. Anxiety In The Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 11/13/2024 to 11/25/2024

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

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

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

47. Developing Digital Citizenship in a Digital World - Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All educators, K-12

Dates: 11/13/2024 to 11/15/2024

In a digital age full of advancing technology, social media, and a vast world of online information it is more important than ever to help students develop the skills they need to become digital learners and leaders. Digital citizenship is defined as the ability to effectively navigate the digital world in safe and responsible ways. These skills must be taught to not only safeguard our young learners but also help create a digital environment that is respectful and welcoming to all. In today's world is it important that our students are able to make smart choices, fully participate in a digital world, and contribute in positive socially-responsible ways. This workshop will introduce the importance of digital citizenship, its 6 core topics, and simple strategies to incorporate digital citizenship learning into every classroom (and family) today! (3 CTLE hours)

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/14/2024 to 11/18/2024

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 sketch notes, drawing with code, creating digital mandalas to support mindfulness, time-lapse art, recreating famous portraits, and digital comics. Support equity and social-emotional learning with these fun, engaging ideas and projects. (3 CTLE hours)

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Secondary Educators

Dates: 11/18/2024 to 12/9/2024

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

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

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

50. Spark Creativity with Adobe Express

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/19/2024 to 11/21/2024

Learn how to use Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) for any classroom on any level. The free tool is a new web or mobile app that works on any device and uses simple drag-and-drop technology enabling users to make multimedia content including posters, infographics, animation, social media posts, slideshows, films, websites, portfolios, GIFs, and visuals like logos, flyers, and banners. We'll learn how to use templates for class projects and how to work with numerous creative assets such as fonts, backgrounds, and royalty-free photos and music. We'll explore how to infuse these creative, visual elements into any lesson and share them easily to heighten student learning. (3 CTLE hours)

51. Improving Teacher Questioning Techniques

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 All Educators

Dates: 11/19/2024 to 12/20/2024

The fastest way to get our students thinking at a higher level is to question them at higher level. With higher and more exhaustive standards being placed on our students, we must use our ability to question students in a manner that improves their ability to think critically and problem solve. This course will prepare teachers to meet the demands of the Next Generation Learning Standards and improve student learning outcomes. This course is appropriate for K-12 teachers.

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

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

52. New Tools for ELs

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 11/19/2024 to 12/17/2024

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

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

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 All Educators

Dates: 11/25/2024 to 1/10/2025

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

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

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

54. Co- Teaching On the Go

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 12/2/2024 to 12/18/2024

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

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

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

55. Understanding & Supporting Children of Divorce

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 12/2/2024 to 12/18/2024

This online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who may experience emotional and externalizing challenges because of divorce. Some challenges may be behavior disorders, depression, anxiety and even trauma. In addition, children may also experience more conflict with peers and adults after a divorce.

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

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

56. The Best Edtech of 2025

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 12/3/2024 to 12/5/2024

Remember circling toys in the catalog as a kid, this is the professional educator's version! We will explore the favorite educational technology of 2025 with a focus on creativity, innovation, and learning. This fast-paced, fun session highlights tools, projects, pros, and cons of tools like Artificial Intelligence, Animation, 3D printing, laser cutting, design, gamification, and more! Attendees will leave this session knowing more about the tools they want to use with staff and students. (3 CTLE hours)

57. Compassionate School Practices: Fostering Children's Mental Health and Well-Being

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 12/3/2024 to 12/16/2024

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

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

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

58. Introduction to Animation

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 12/10/2024 to 12/12/2024

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 on the desktop, Chromebook, and tablets as well as traditional tools such as clay, toys, and pencils. We will explore some diverse and inspiring examples from professionals and students then go through the process ourselves and create a short animation for your class. (3 CTLE hours)

59. Taking Animation to the Next Level

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 12/12/2024 to 12/16/2024

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 class. (3 CTLE hours)

60. Battling Burnout

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 1/7/2025 to 1/21/2025

It is no secret that a large number of teachers hit a point of burnout at some point in their career. Teachers today have an unbelievable amount of pressure and responsibility that often stretches far beyond the content they were hired to teach. Expectations are high and come from within, administration, the public and the nation at large. Additionally, teachers have seen rapid changes to curriculum, technology, social- emotional initiatives. APPR, and state and federal standards.

This course will explore the skills needed to prevent and manage burnout. Participants will learn strategies for improving their morale, reducing stress and managing expectations. These strategies will be beneficial for improving their overall instructional practices.

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

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Content Area Teachers/ELLs

Dates: 1/8/2025 to 1/27/2025

This 3-Week course is designed to help content area teachers support their English Language Learners (ELLs). Each week will highlight digital tools in a specific category: Translation Tools, Engagement Tools, & Literacy Tools. At the end of the course, participants will choose one tool to explore and create a lesson with.

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

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

62. Executive Functioning-Refocusing Our Lens: An Alternative Perspective on How to Support Students in the Modern Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2025 to 2/12/2025

This course will take a deep dive into the world of executive functioning skills and how we can weave them into our everyday instruction to meet the changing needs of the students we support each day.

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

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

63. Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 All Educators

Dates: 1/13/2025 to 2/26/2025

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

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

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

64. Get Your Priorities Straight: Methods to Increase Teacher Efficiency and Restore Balance

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/15/2025 to 2/5/2025

This course explores the philosophy of identifying priorities and focusing on the truly "essential.” Teachers are often overwhelmed by countless tasks and responsibilities, leading to either action paralysis or action overexertion. Instead, creating a hierarchy of task management by identifying long-term goals, prioritizing quality over quantity, acknowledging trade-offs, and overcoming the cultural obsession with busyness can help in achieving greater efficiency and overall professional satisfaction. The key principles from Greg McKeown's Essentialism will be thoroughly analyzed. Excerpts from several other notable texts will be examined, including The One Thing, The Power of Less, Overwhelmed, and Deep Work. Teachers can use strategies for advancing professional growth as well as promoting student development.

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

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

65. Embracing 21st Century Learning: Using Technology, Not Abusing It -Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators K-12

Dates: 2/24/2025 to 3/21/2025

21st Century learning is centered upon student collaboration, exploration, and connectivity. The essence of today's learning experience is an interdisciplinary and problem-solving approach that encourages innovation. Technology has changed how classrooms are designed and how students learn. The resources and applications available to teachers and students is incredibly vast. But which technology should we use? How should we use it? When should we use it? Should technology replace traditional methods? When does too much of a good thing become bad? The answers can be overwhelming to consider. This course will examine the use of various technology, devices, and applications within the classroom as we explore the SAMR model to incorporate good tech in a meaningful way and in a way that promotes student engagement. Throughout this course, participants will explore a wide variety of tech resources and applications that can be used within the classroom and further determine when and how to use them to better promote student active learning while avoiding student "burn out.” Whether your knowledge of technology is advanced or beginning, this course will allow you to discover and assess a variety of available resources and to determine when it is best to incorporate them into your lesson designs.

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

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

66. Make it Stick - A Book Study

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/25/2025 to 5/6/2025

Learning is one of the key success ingredients in any area of life. Yet, most of us are learning the wrong way. Make It Stick explains why many of our existing learning strategies are ineffective, and presents a better approach that will deliver deeper, more precise and more lasting learning. These ideas and tips are useful for students, teachers, trainers, and anyone who believes in lifelong learning. In this book study we will discuss the findings of the authors but also create materials for our own classrooms that put the theory into practice. Every assignment for this class will be directly related to what the participant teaches, predominantly built around them making lessons, activities, assessments and more that they can use the next day with their students.

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

Please note: Asynchronous work dates listed below are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (30 CTLE hours)

67. Classroom Management: Strategies That Work

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 3/3/2025 to 3/24/2025

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

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

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

68. What is Project Based Learning (PBL) and Why Do It?

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 4/29/2025 to 5/21/2025

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Rather than feeling like you must jump all the way, consider taking small steps toward project-based learning. This can be as simple as providing less direction and more choice within a project you already do. Together, we will explore exciting activities and how implementing project-based learning can make your classroom a super fun and engaging place for your students.

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

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