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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jul 29, 2022)

Stony Brook University Students Only
Closed
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 Monday, June 20th and runs through Friday, July 29th, 2022. Instruction will be provided through Blackboard asynchronous assignments (39 hours) and includes online flexible synchronous meetings arranged by the instructor.

2. **2nd Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 595-Educational Leadership Research Project Seminar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jul 28, 2022)

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

Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation and required coursework.

This course starts on Tuesday, June 21st and ends on Thursday, July 28th, 2022.

3. **3rd Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 541 - School Building Leadership

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Aspriring Administrators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jul 28, 2022)

Stony Brook University Students Only
Closed
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 21st and ends on Thursday, July 28th, 2022.

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.

4. **Port Jefferson 2nd EDL Cohort**-Stony Brook University's EDL 515 - School District Leadership

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jul 28, 2022)

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
Online
Closed
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 Tuesday, June 21st through Thursday, July 28th, 2022.

5. **2nd Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 585 Internship in Educational Leadership

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 23, 2022)

Online
Approved SBU Students Only
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(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.

This internship starts July 1st and ends on December 23rd, 2022.

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

6. **2nd Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 586 Internship Seminar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 23, 2022)

Stony Brook University Students Only
Closed
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.

Synchronous classes will be conducted via SBU Zoom. Meeting dates will be: June 7th, June 14th, July 19th, August 16th, September 13th, September 27th, October 18th, November 15th, December 6th, and December 20th.

This internship seminar starts July 1st and ends by December 23rd, 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.

7. **Fall 2022 TLT Cohort 4**Stony Brook University's EDT 544 Empowering All Learners through Educational Technology-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/21/2022 to 12/7/2022

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 Wednesday, September 21st until Wednesday, December 7th, 2022.

Face to face Zoom meetings will be held throughout the course on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm, according to the below schedule. Asynchronous assignments are completed in Blackboard. The dates and times listed for asynchronous work are simply placeholders for the hours of the course.

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.

8. *Port Jefferson 2nd Online Cohort* Stony Brook University's EDL 528 - School Law

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 12/8/2022

Stony Brook University Students Only
**4th Online EDL Cohort** This Stony Brook University graduate course is a study of the legal framework within which public education operates. Topics include: church-state relations, state agencies, local school boards, financing education, tort liability, teacher-personnel administration, the Taylor Law, tenure, desegregation, and the constitutional rights and freedoms of students.

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

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

9. **New 4th EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 501: Educational Leadership Theory

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre K-12 Teachers

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 12/15/2022

Approved SBU Students Only
**This is the first Course for the Fully Online Educational Leadership Cohort being offered by Stony Brook University in collaboration MESTRACT.** Only register for this course after you have formally been accepted to the Stony Brook EDL Program.

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

PLEASE NOTE: The prerequisite to entering this program is a Master's Degree with three years of full-time teaching experience and a professional/permanent teaching license. The dates and times listed are simply placeholders for the hours of the coursework. For additional information please contact Kristine Cucinello at 631-730-5010

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 10/3/2022 to 11/7/2022

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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. 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.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings via Zoom (1.5 hrs) and asynchronous assignments (13.5 hrs) in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is needed to access course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders. Participants should follow the schedule of work provided by the instructor. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

11. Understanding & Supporting Children of Divorce-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: online

Dates: 10/3/2022 to 10/24/2022

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

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings via Zoom (3 hrs) and asynchronous assignments (12 hrs) in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of work. The work can be completed on your own schedule. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

12. Chart a New Course Book Study (Gale eBook Study)-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/4/2022 to 11/8/2022

Chart a New Course is a book written by Rachelle Dene Poth who identifies top skills students needed to succeed in the future. These skills are identified as: the ability to communicate, work in teams, think creatively, problem solve and design. This book shows educators how to help students develop essential skills needed through authentic, real-world learning experiences, building a pathway for the future of learning and work.

This course will offer tools educators need to design more purposeful learning experiences to drive student engagement, promote creativity, model risk-taking and build classroom culture. Each module will explore digital tools and strategies, offer clear examples, as educators create practical lessons that they can use in their classroom. Each week you will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete challenges that can be applied to your classroom.

The required book, Chart a New Course is available as a Gale eBook through MESTRACT.

The content of this course will be delivered synchronously (5 hrs) via Zoom and asynchronous assignments (40 hrs) in Google Classroom.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete the work on your own schedule. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

13. Creative Mindfulness-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/4/2022

Closed
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 therapeutic techniques don't require great technical skill, are appropriate for any discipline, and will aid in cultivating presence and a sense of connection.

District approval is needed for in-service credit. (3 CTLE hours)

14. Educational Podcasts-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: preK-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/4/2022 to 11/1/2022

Online
Discover the diverse, educational, fun world of podcasts! Teachers and students of all grade levels can benefit personally and professionally by listening to podcasts. Learn techniques to use podcasts in a way that will foster communication skills while increasing knowledge of a topic. Podcasts related to all subject areas, including special areas and mindfulness will be covered. Additionally, podcasts that can be resources for teachers to further develop their own teaching skill sets will also be introduced. Learn to link podcasts to Google Classrooms, within emails or on hyperdocs. Participants will also have time to research appropriate podcasts and develop related lessons.

This content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings (5.75 hrs) via Zoom once/week with asynchronous assignments (9.25 hrs) in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to participate in this course.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. The hours listed for asynchronous assignments are simply placeholders to reflect the hours of work in the course. (15 CTLE Hours)

15. Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports in the Classroom (PBIS) for Elementary Teachers-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 10/4/2022 to 11/1/2022

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 via Zoom and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required for access to the course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete the work on your own schedule. District approval is required for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

16. Introduction to Multi-Lingual Learners-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/5/2022 to 11/9/2022

Students join our schools with knowledge steeped in their own languages and cultures. This course shows how we can address the needs of Multilingual Learners in the classroom. We will explore how we identify students and their levels of support. This will help to transition us to relevant pedagogy needed to support these varying subgroups of Multilingual Learners.

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous live meetings via Zoom (3 hrs) and asynchronous assignments (12 hrs) in Microsoft Teams.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. The hours listed for asynchronous assignments are simply placeholders to reflect the hours of work in the course. (15 CTLE Hours in ELL category)

17. Keepin' STEM Alive-Simple Design Challenges-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/6/2022 to 11/3/2022

Online
Participants will bring active, fun learning alive by learning 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. In addition to design challenges, teachers will learn about various robots and CAD software. Teachers will have time to create and finish designs on their own during the 15-hour course.

Synchronous meetings will take place online via Google Meet (7.5 hrs). The additional hours will be met via asynchronous learning and design creation in a Google Classroom to be completed on your own time (7.5 hrs). 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)

18. Anxiety Disorders in the Classroom-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/6/2022 to 10/27/2022

This course will cover the many components that fall under the umbrella of Anxiety Disorders and the symptoms that may appear in the classroom. Additionally, we will discuss seating arrangements, classroom accommodations, testing accommodations, IEP, and 504 plans and how they are used for children with Anxiety Disorders.

This course will begin on Thursday, October 6, 2022 and end on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

The content of this course will delivered both synchronously (6 hours) via Zoom beginning on October 6, 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. The hours listed for asynchronous assignments are simply placeholders to reflect the hours of work in the course. You may complete the assignments on your own schedule. (15 CTLE Hours)

19. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Mentoring for Success

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 11/7/2022

This is and in-depth seminar that helps to prepare mentor teachers to work effectively with their mentees. The mentoring relationship is often a new one for both parties. Interpersonal skills and trust for developing a positive relationship will be emphasized, especially those of confidentiality and trust. The seminar will also discuss: the rationale and goals for mentoring; the roles of the mentor, including the roles of coach and guide; and effective strategies for helping the mentee develop the reflective skills needed in order to learn and grow professionally. Participants will receive the Zoom link for this program by email.

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

20. Virtual Escape Room with Google Slides-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 11/1/2022

Create your own virtual escape room using Google slides! This can be used as a fun review of class material or simply to solve a given task with a goal of "escaping the room." Enrich the learning experience and increase student interest and engagement by centering your virtual room around a theme. Most appropriate for teachers/teaching assistants grades 3 and up. We will meet twice virtually with time in between to create your virtual escape room.

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

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (10 CTLE Hours)

21. Building a Thinking Classroom - Book Study-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 11/29/2022

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Required Materials: Critical Thinking in the Classroom: A Practitioner's Guide by Ed.D. Sandra L. Love and Ph.D. Rebecca Stobaugh

Let's learn how to build a culture of thinking that emphasizes essential skills from critical thinking and problem-solving to teamwork and creativity. The book, Critical Thinking in the Classroom: A Practitioner's Guide, explores the foundation for teaching critical thinking and provides over 100 practical tools and strategies to ensure effective implementation. The content of this book is appropriate for anyone working with K-12 students, and especially timely for anyone interested in teaching and modeling critical thinking skills in the context of content instruction, helping all students become active, hands-on learners.

In this book study, you will delve deeper into methods and strategies to increase the level of critical thinking in your classroom. Subsequently, participants will discuss ways to adapt and implement the ideas. You will leave each session with new ideas that can immediately be used in your classroom. Come prepared to learn, participate, and implement!

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings using Zoom (5 hrs) and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom (40 hrs). A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

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

22. Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners (Book Study)-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 12/5/2022

"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 and create a lesson plan focusing on the five principles of culturally responsive teaching. The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings via Zoom and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

Asynchronous dates listed below are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. You may complete asynchronous work during hours that work best for you.

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 11/9/2022

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 via Google Meet and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times listed are simply placeholders for the work of the course. You may complete the work on your own schedule. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

24. Everything Google-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 11/9/2022

Participants will learn "Everything Google” and how to use the Google applications to increase student participation, engagement, and communication. You can expect to learn the skills & tools for each platform and discuss curriculum integration starting with Google Classroom - such as email notifications, gradebook, plagiarism checker, and rubrics. Find out how Google Classroom integrates with your Google Drive and how to keep it in check!

Google Slides tools and how to create interactive, engaging lessons such as escape rooms and hexagonal thinking will also be explored. Ways to modify the lessons and provide accommodations will also be discussed. Templates will be provided so you'll be able to start creating lessons for your classroom during asynchronous time.

Google Jamboard tools and how to customize backgrounds will be shared. Strategies and examples of how to use Jamboard to increase student engagement & accountability, and to assess their understanding of the topic will also be covered. Google Docs offers many features such as citations, drop down tools, voice to text. Different ways to integrate these tools will be modeled.

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

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. You may complete the assignments on your own schedule. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

25. Math Collaborative Conversations Using an iPad and Apple Pencil-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 11/9/2022

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.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings via Zoom (5 hrs) and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom (10 hrs). A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

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

26. Tech Tools for ELLs-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators (No Prerequisite)

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 11/9/2022

This course will provide participants with different "tech tools” to use in the classroom. While the main audience of these tools is English Language Learners, these tools could be 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 both synchronous live meetings via Zoom (2.5 hrs) and asynchronous assignments (12.5 hrs) in Microsoft Teams.

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

27. Digital Creation for ELLs-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Any educator. No Prerequesite.

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 11/9/2022

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

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous live meetings via Zoom (2.5 hrs) and asynchronous assignments (12.5 hrs) in Microsoft Teams.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. District approval is needed for in-service credit (15 CTLE hours in ELL category)

28. Using Short Film to Enhance STEM Instruction-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/13/2022 to 10/27/2022

During this workshop, teachers will learn how to use short film to enhance instruction. Instead of introducing students to topics in STEM through traditional resources like textbooks and scholarly articles filled with jargon, this course will cover how using short films and documentaries can engage students with information. Connecting students to the human or ethical impact of a topic in STEM is one way to ensure meaningful learning. This program will show several short films and documentary clips and model how they could be used in the classroom to enhance instruction. In addition, teachers will learn how to locate short films and documentaries to use in their classrooms.

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

29. Course Design-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 11/14/2022

Have you ever wanted to teach a professional development course through MESTRACT or another provider but are not sure where or how to get started? This five-week online course will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to teach adults.

You will learn how to create professional learning experiences that foster collaboration and impact teacher practice. Teachers will get to share their experiences with colleagues, while creating a course that is needed within your school community. Zoom will be used for synchronous discussions throughout the course. Additionally, Microsoft Teams, EdPuzzle, and Flipgrid will be used in the development of your course.

This online course will utilize Microsoft Teams for asynchronous assignments and Zoom for synchronous meetings.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE Hours)

30. Emotional Intelligence: Reflective Practice & Theory of Self-First-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 11/22/2022

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 via Zoom and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. You may complete the work on your own schedule. District approval is required for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

31. Nurturing Young Innovators: Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, Home & Community (Gale eBook Study)-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 11/14/2022

This book teaches how to engage families and communities in activities that create environments where creativity, innovation and collaboration are fostered and valued, and where technology is used to redefine learning and promote responsible risk-taking. The course will examine:

*Redefining instruction through the incorporation of technology and pedagogy

*Development of inclusivity in classroom instruction

*Application of a model or framework for instruction that meets the needs of student and community engagement.

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous live meetings via Zoom (2.5 hrs) and asynchronous work (12.5 hrs) in Microsoft Teams.

This course starts on Monday, October 17th and ends on Monday, November 14th, 2022.

Required Materials:

An electronic copy of the book Nurturing Young Innovators: Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, Home and Community by Laura McLaughlin Taddei and Stephanie Smith Budhai will be provided.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. The hours listed for asynchronous assignments are simply placeholders to reflect the hours of work in the course. (15 CTLE Hours)

32. Language Based Approach to Content Instruction to Teach ELLs-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 11/14/2022

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

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings via Zoom (5 hrs) and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom (10 hrs). A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

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

33. Create with Adobe Creative Cloud Express-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 10/20/2022

Learn the basics of how to use Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) for any classroom on any level. The free tool is a new web and mobile app developed which works on any device and uses simple drag-and-drop technology enabling users to make multimedia content including social media posts and stories, slideshows, films, websites, GIFs, and marketing materials like logos, flyers, and banners. We'll learn how to use templates for class projects and how to work with the numerous creative assets such as fonts, backgrounds, and royalty-free photos and music.

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

34. Discover the Pathway to Highly Effective Teaching-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 12/6/2022

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

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

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings via Zoom (5 hrs) and asynchronous assignments (40 hrs) in Google Classroom.

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

35. Promoting Literacy in the Content Classroom Grades 6-12-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators-Grades 6-12

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 11/15/2022

Literacy education is not reserved for the English classroom. But how do you reach literacy while also meeting the demands of your content curriculum? Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are skills that promote learning and success in every classroom. This course will examine the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards for ELA and Literacy so that teachers develop a better understanding of the literacy expectations required of their classrooms. Participants will then explore a variety of easy to implement teaching strategies and techniques that can be seamlessly incorporated into lessons while engaging student learning in the content area and promoting literacy development at the same time. The strategies introduced throughout the course will highlight student vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and speaking and listening discussions while students interact with content specific text and concepts.

Asynchronous dates listed below are simply placeholders. You may complete asynchronous assignments during hours that work best for you.

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

36. Beyond Tolerance: Creating a Culturally Inclusive and Civically Aware Classroom-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 11/23/2022

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

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

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. District approval is required for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

37. Walk and Learn: Using Exercise and Podcasts to Facilitate Learning (In Person)

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/20/2022 to 12/1/2022

The course will discuss an innovative way for students to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time. In addition, the course will explore the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function. Teachers will actively participate in the walk and learn program to see how it could benefit students. In addition, teachers will learn how they and their students can make their own podcasts to share. Bring you sneakers and let's start learning!

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (10 CTLE Hours)

38. Co-Teaching On the Go - Best Practices in a Co-Taught Model-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 11/28/2022

Learn how to best support your co-taught class with strategies for busy teachers who are often pulled in many directions. This course will focus on planning and pedagogical skills needed to facilitate a smoothly run and educationally sound co-taught class. We will focus on how to create a functional working relationship with your co-teacher that allows for open communication and a shared workload. In addition, this course will explore strategies for organization and planning along with classroom management. Co-teaching requires a delicate balance and planning time which is not always readily available during the school day. We will talk about ways to plan more efficiently when time is of the essence and discuss strategies most effective for helping all students to succeed in a co-taught classroom.

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

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

39. Visual Storytelling-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/25/2022

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.

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

40. Master Flipgrid in the Interactive Classroom-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/25/2022 to 11/9/2022

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.

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

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of the course. You may complete the work on your own schedule. District approval is required for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

41. A Survival Guide for New and Aspiring Teachers

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: pre-service/new teachers K-12

Dates: 10/27/2022

In the current economic and political climate, it can be challenging to secure a teaching or administrative position. How do you maximize your chances of success in your job search?

During this 90-minute workshop, you will learn commonly used acronyms in the education world, tips to finding teaching positions, and strategies that will help you keep your current position. The Mid East Suffolk Teacher Center and a Stony Brook University representative will share the wealth of professional resources that are available to you in your career as a classroom teacher.

42. Adjusting your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, and Persevere-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 10/31/2022 to 11/29/2022

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 via Zoom and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

43. Strengthening Character through Service Learning-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

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

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

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous live meetings via Zoom (3 hrs) and asynchronous work (12 hrs) in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. The hours listed for asynchronous assignments are simply placeholders to reflect the hours of work in the course. (15 CTLE Hours)
(*Please be aware that this course was previously offered as Service Learning at the Elementary Level.)

44. Understanding Loss & Grief in Youth-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers, counselors, social workers

Dates: 11/1/2022 to 11/22/2022

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).

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)

45. STEAM Power Book Study: Infusing Art into Your STEM Curriculum-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/3/2022 to 12/8/2022

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 through MESTRACT's Gale eBook system.

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

46. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Impactful Mentoring

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/3/2022

This is an introductory seminar to help start preparing mentor teachers to work effectively with their mentees. Participants will discuss their role as a coach, and the skills needed to be effective in guiding mentees through their teaching career. (3 CTLE hours)

Participants will receive the Zoom link for this program by email.

47. Resources for Enhancing School Climate: Empathy, Compassion, Upstander Responsibility and Responsible and Ethical Decision Making-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/5/2022

Throughout this course, we will explore the research-based strategies and skills that will enable educators and parents to help students build effective relationships and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. These tools will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of your students, change the fabric of your classroom communities and impact systemic change in school 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, and
- create a school culture that focuses on developing emotionally intelligent student leaders.

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

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. You may complete the assignments according to the instructor's schedule. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

48. 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: 11/7/2022

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.

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

49. Young Adult Book Club for Teachers-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 11/28/2022

Books provide a window into the life of others and sometimes books are a mirror of our own life experiences. This course will highlight young adult literature across a variety of genres including: popular and award winning young adult literature, cultural fiction, LGBTQIA fiction and non-fiction, literature featuring characters with various abilities, memoirs, and non-fiction. The goal of this course is to expose teachers to a variety of current literature that can be used to connect to the students in their classes as well as the curriculum. Each week we will focus on a different genre. The instructor will provide recommendations and teachers will share books that they have read or used in their classes.

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

50. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Language Acquisition and Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/8/2022

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.

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

51. Master Kami in the Connected Class-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/8/2022 to 11/22/2022

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

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of the course. You may complete the work on your own schedule. District approval is required for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

52. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-How to Be Successful Mentoring New Teachers

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/9/2022 to 11/16/2022

This seminar helps to prepare mentor teachers to work effectively with their mentees. The mentoring relationship is often a new one for both parties. Interpersonal skills and trust developing a positive relationship will be emphasized, especially those of confidentiality and trust. The seminar will also discuss the rationale and goals for mentoring; the roles of the mentor, including the roles of coach and guide; and effective strategies for helping the mentee develop the reflective skills needed in order to learn and grow professionally.

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

53. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) Success: Know Your Students & Strategies

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/9/2022

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, including Ells, 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.

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

54. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Supporting and Sustaining Social- Emotional Needs of English Learners Who Experience Trauma

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/10/2022

This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Many of our recently-arrived ELLs present with traumatic stressors most educators have not dealt with before. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort.

District approval is needed for in-service credit. (3 CTLE hours)

55. Think Again, Together-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All staff members - new, veteran, classroom, and all special area teachers welcome

Dates: 11/14/2022 to 12/12/2022

Online
"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 course is appropriate for all staff members - new, veteran, classroom, and all special areas throughout the district. The virtual 1.5 hour meetings will take place weekly (7.5 hrs) with asynchronous assignments (7.5 hrs) in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. The hours listed for asynchronous assignments are simply placeholders to reflect the hours of work in the course. (15 CTLE Hours)

56. Incorporating the NYS Computer Science Digital Fluency Standards Across the K12 Classroom-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/15/2022 to 12/15/2022

The NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards were adopted by the Board of Regents in 2020. These standards will ensure that every student knows how to live productively and safely in a technology-dominated world, including understanding the essential features of digital technologies, why and how they work, and how to communicate and create using those technologies. This course will explore these standards and how they can be incorporated into your subject area and grade levels. Lessons will be explored, created and shared so you will have a toolbox of standard aligned lessons that you can use in your classroom tomorrow.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings via Zoom (5 hours) and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the work in the course. You may complete the assignments on your own schedule. District approval is required for in-service credit. (45 CTLE hours)

57. Movement & Literacy: Kinesthetic Strategies for ELA-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: PreK-3rd grade teachers, reading coaches, AIS reading teachers, special education teachers, and parents

Dates: 11/15/2022

Join us for this fun, energizing, and interactive virtual training! Learn practical, kinesthetic strategies for boosting sight word recognition, reading fluency, decoding skills, and more. Gain ideas for increasing your students' focus, attention span, writing, and creativity! The training also includes ideas for virtual instruction and suggestions for parents. All participants will receive the Spelling Animals eBook.

Target Audience: PreK-3rd grade teachers, reading coaches, AIS reading teachers, special education teachers, and parents.

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

58. Math & Movement for K-6 Grade Physical Educators-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: PreK-6 Physical Education Teachers

Dates: 11/16/2022

Are you being asked to incorporate more math into your Physical Education Curriculum? Come learn how Math & Movement can teach physical education skills and improve math skills all at the same time! Learn several techniques for warm-ups, assessments, and activities that will work on P.E. skills and also allow students to have intentional and vigorous math practice! Math & Movement is a kinesthetic approach to teaching and practicing math skills that fits perfectly into Physical Education.

Target Audience: PreK-6 Physical Education Teachers

All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual for K-5 Physical Education (e-Book) ($29.95 value!)

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

59. Kinesthetic Strategies to Master Multiplication for the Classroom, Virtual Instruction, and Home Instruction-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: 3rd-6th grade teachers, math coaches, AIS math teachers, special education teachers, and parents

Dates: 11/17/2022

Many students fail to develop multiplication fluency during third grade which hinders their math confidence in subsequent years. This interactive presentation offers kinesthetic strategies that develop multiplication fluency. Similar to learning to play a musical instrument or a sport, multiplication fluency requires repetition for most children. This presentation will provide simple steps and practical suggestions on how to infuse enjoyable movement into math practice to ensure that your students develop the fluency required by NYS Next Generation Standards (3.OA.7a) and other state standards! All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual and Multiply With Me, Learning to Multiply Can Be Fun, Instructor Guide and Student Workbook ebooks and 6 skip counting banners.

Target Audience: 3rd-6th grade teachers, math coaches, AIS math teachers, special education teachers, and parents.

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

60. The Amazing Hundred Number Grid for Pre-K-2 Grade Educators-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators and Parents of PreK-2nd grade students

Dates: 11/29/2022

This one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies to understand the power of the hundred number grid as a learning tool. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence, and support state standards. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual ebook.

Target Audience: Educators and Parents of PreK-2nd grade students

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

61. Master Nearpod in the Interactive Classroom-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/29/2022 to 12/8/2022

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 through synchronous meetings via Zoom and asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access the course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of the course. You may complete the work on your own schedule. District approval is required for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

62. The Amazing Hundred Number Grid for Grades 3-6 Educators-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Educators and Parents 3rd-6th grade students

Dates: 11/30/2022

This one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies to understand the power of the hundred number grid as a learning tool. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence, and support state standards. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual ebook.

Target Audience: Educators and Parents 3rd-6th grade students

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 12/1/2022 to 12/21/2022

This online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who self-harm; the age of onset for self-harm as well as events in the lives of children that might trigger including the growing presence of social media; the emotional state of a self-injurer; treatments and how as educators/adults can create a supporting learning environment.

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous Zoom meetings (3 hrs) and asynchronous assignments (12 hrs) in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required to access course materials.

Please note: Asynchronous assignment dates and times are simply placeholders for the hours of work in the course. You may complete the work for the course on your own schedule. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (15 CTLE hours)

64. Melding Movement into Disciplinary Instruction-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: PreK-12 Educators, Social Workers and Administrators

Dates: 12/7/2022

Many research studies have shown that movement enhances learning. Incorporating movement throughout the day is beneficial for children and adults because exercise enhances circulation, brain function, focus and concentration. This virtual training is an application-based session offering practical suggestions on how to include movement-based learning activities throughout the day. We will lead participants through a variety of movements that can be shared with parents or students. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual ebook.

Target Audience: PreK-12 Educators, Social Workers and Administrators

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

65. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ Students

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers/Teaching Assistants

Dates: 12/7/2022

Free to All
This seminar encourages discussions and provides a deeper awareness of the supports needed for LGBTQ students to thrive. We will review national statistics from GLSEN's 2017 National School Climate Survey, share resources, and tools for creating an inclusive school environment, and focus on how educators can create classrooms free of bullying and harassment for LGBTQ students.

This seminar was previously titled Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for all Students.

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers and Teacher Assistants

Dates: 12/13/2022

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)

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 12/14/2022

New
According to GLSEN's 2019 National School Climate Survey, 8 in 10 LGBTQ middle and high school students experience anti-LGBTQ verbal harassment, and over a third miss school for feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. This seminar brings awareness to the challenges LGBTQ students face and how educators can take pro-active steps to prevent or intervene when students are being discriminated against because they are LGBTQ.

District approval is needed for in-service credit. (3 CTLE hours)

68. NYSUT ELT Virtual Seminar-Infusing Diversity and Multiple Perspectives

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 12/15/2022

New
In this seminar, you will learn how to modeling critical thinking skills and use culturally diverse materials to help in developing multiple perspectives and in examining events or problems from different angles.

District approval is needed for in-service credit. (1.5 CTLE hours)

69. Stress Management at the Elementary Level-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

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

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

The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings (3 hrs) via Zoom and asynchronous assignments (12 hrs) in Google Classroom. A personal Google account is required for access to the course materials.

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

70. Understanding & Supporting Children of Divorce

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 1/9/2023 to 1/25/2023

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

71. Chart a New Course Book Study (45 hours/3 credits)

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/10/2023 to 2/7/2023

Jan. 9th - Feb 17, 2023 Chart a New Course is a book written by Rachelle Dene Poth who identifies top skills students needed to succeed in the future. These skills are identified as: the ability to communicate, work in teams, think creatively, problem solve and design. This book shows educators how to help students develop essential skills needed through authentic, real-world learning experiences, building a pathway for the future of learning and work. This course will offer tools educators need to design more purposeful learning experiences to drive student engagement, promote creativity, model risk-taking and build classroom culture. Each module will explore digital tools and strategies, offer clear examples, as educators create practical lessons that they can use in their classroom. Each week you will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete challenges that can be applied to your classroom. Chart a New Course is available in eBook format through MESTRACT.

72. Tech Tools for ELLs

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Any educator. No Prerequesite.

Dates: 1/11/2023 to 2/8/2023

This course will provide participants with different "tech tools” to use in the classroom. While the main audience of these tools is English Language Learners, these tools could be 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.

73. Digital Creation for ELLs

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Any educator. No Prerequesite.

Dates: 1/11/2023 to 3/8/2023

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

74. Master Kami in the Connected Class (15 hours - 1 credit)

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/24/2023 to 1/31/2023

Jan. 23 - Feb. 10, 2023 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.

75. Reading Signposts-Online

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Dates: 1/24/2023 to 2/7/2023

Just as you follow traffic signs as you drive, you can learn to recognize and follow signposts as you read. This hands-on course provides time for teachers to create lessons to aid students in becoming more engaged and independent readers as they consider anchor questions related to 6 universal signposts (Again and Again, Memory Moment, Contrasts and Contradictions, Aha Moment, Words of the Wiser and Tough Questions).

Teachers working in grades 3-5 will become familiar with strategies that complement the units of study, while teachers in upper grades will add to their repertoire of reading strategies used in the classroom. The text features can be transferred to multifarious works of fiction including picture books, chapter books, short stories and novels.

The course utilizes the text: Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. In this course, varied texts will be used to model the 6 signposts. Participants will then have time to create reading mini-lessons utilizing the fiction texts appropriate to their grade level. Therefore, participants will utilize works of fiction they use in their classrooms.

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

Please note: Asynchronous dates and times are simply placeholders for the work in the course. You may complete the work on your own schedule. District approval is needed for in-service credit. (6 CTLE hours)

76. Understanding Loss & Grief in Youth

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/6/2023 to 2/27/2023

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

77. Create with Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

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

Learn the basics of how to use Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark) for any classroom on any level. The free tool is a new web and mobile app developed which works on any device and uses simple drag-and-drop technology enabling users to make multimedia content including social media posts and stories, slideshows, films, websites, GIFs, and marketing materials like logos, flyers, and banners. We'll learn how to use templates for class projects and how to work with the numerous creative assets such as fonts, backgrounds, and royalty-free photos and music.

78. Visual Storytelling

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Hours 3.0

Dates: 2/16/2023

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.

79. Master Nearpod in the Interactive Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/28/2023 to 3/7/2023

Feb. 27th - Mar. 17th 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.

80. STEAM Power Book Study

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Hours 15.0

Dates: 3/2/2023 to 3/30/2023

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.

81. Seeing the Pain of Kids Who Self Harm

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: teachers, support staff, counselors, psychologist, social workers

Dates: 3/6/2023 to 3/22/2023

This online class will help educators get a better understanding of children who self-harm; the age of onset for self-harm as well as events in the lives of children that might trigger including the growing presence of social media; the emotional state of a self-injurer; treatments and how as educators/adults can create a supporting learning environment.

82. Incorporating the NYS Computer Science Digital Fluency Standards Across the K12 Classroom (45 hours/3 credits)

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/7/2023 to 4/4/2023

Mar. 6th - Apr. 14th The NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards were adopted by the Board of Regents in 2020. These standards will ensure that every student knows how to live productively and safely in a technology-dominated world, including understanding the essential features of digital technologies, why and how they work, and how to communicate and create using those technologies. This course will explore these standards and how they can be incorporated into your subject area and grade levels. Lessons will be explored, created and shared so you will have a toolbox of standard aligned lessons that you can use in your classroom tomorrow.