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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Secondary Educators

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

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

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

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

2. Communication and Culture in the World Language Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: World Language Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2024 to 4/3/2024

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

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

Please note: District approval is needed for in-service credit. (9 CTLE hours)

3. Aligning the World Language Classroom with NYS Learning Standards

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 3/4/2024 to 4/5/2024

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

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

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

Required Materials:

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

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

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

5. eBook Study-Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Classroom Teachers

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

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

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

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

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

6. eBook Study-Reclaim Your Challenging Classroom

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Educators

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

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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.

Required Materials:

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

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

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

7. Introduction to Removing Labels that Disrupt Student Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

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

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

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

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

Required Materials:

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

8. Language Based Approach to Content Instruction

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Teachers K-12

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

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

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

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

9. Spark Learning: Create NGSS STEM Inspired Science Lessons

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-8 Educators

Dates: 3/6/2024 to 4/17/2024

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

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

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

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

10. Fill the Mold: Lesson Design Made Simple

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2024 to 3/21/2024

In this three-week / 15 hour course participants will explore the impact of "lesson shells" also know as EduProtocols to build a teaching portfolio that can transition throughout content areas and grade levels. No more "reinventing the wheel" with every grade level change or curriculum initiative. Using simple, easy-to-follow steps, participants will learn how to incorporate building parameters for class activities that can be filled in my students independently or in group environments. Based on the books by Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern, this teaching strategy will save teachers time and energy granting them the opportunity to provide more immediate feedback and guidance of their student work.

The course will include a blend of synchronous meetings and asynchronous work for participants to complete at their own pace while also engaging in collegial conversations.

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

11. The Best Edtech of 2024 (CS in the Arts)

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 3/12/2024 to 3/15/2024

Remember circling toys in the catalog as a kid, this is the professional educator's version! We will explore the favorite creative educational technology of 2024 with a focus on computer science, 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 how to infuse the new CS & DF standards into the arts. Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of great creative projects and tools to infuse the CS & DF standards into the arts or any creative project.

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

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

12. LINC-Creating Digital Citizens in a Digital World

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators (PreK-12)

Dates: 3/13/2024 to 4/10/2024

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 course will examine the importance of digital citizenship, 6 core topics of digital citizenship, simple strategies to incorporate digital citizenship learning into every classroom, and the resources available to easily get started. Whether you teach computer science or a content subject, are an elementary school or high school instructor, the influence of digital technology is undeniable and students need to navigate this ever changing world. This course will help you take the actions needed to get started in your classroom (and families) today!

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.

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

13. **MESTRACT 7 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: 3/19/2024 to 6/4/2024

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

14. **MESTRACT 6 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: 3/21/2024 to 6/13/2024

Stony Brook University Students Only
**MESTRACT 6 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.

15. **Port Jefferson 2nd Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 595 Educational Leadership Research Project Seminar

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 3/21/2024 to 6/13/2024

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 Brightspace with virtual face to face meetings scheduled throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation and required coursework.

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. Synchronous course meetings will be arranged by the instructor.

16. *Three Village 2nd Online Cohort** Stony Brook University's-EDL 572 School Personnel Management

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: Aspiring Administrators

Dates: 3/21/2024 to 6/13/2024

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
This course examines 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), and 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. To accomplish these tasks it will require that you can effectively ensure that each student has equitable access to effective teachers, learning opportunities, academic and social support, and other resources necessary for success, while establishing and sustaining a professional culture of engagement and commitment to shared vision, goals, and objectives pertaining to the education of the whole child; high expectations for professional work; ethical and equitable practice; trust and open communication; collaboration, collective efficacy, and continuous individual and organizational learning and improvement. At the heart of this position is for you to effectively recruit, hire, support, develop, and retain effective and caring teachers and other professional staff and form them into an educationally effective faculty, that will act with cultural competence and responsiveness in their interactions, decision making, and practice. (PSEL Standards 3c, 3g, 6a, and 7c)

The course content will be delivered through both virtual meetings via Zoom and asynchronous work in Brightspace.

17. LINC-Navigating the World Language Learning Standards

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: World Language Educators

Dates: 3/21/2024 to 4/12/2024

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

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

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

18. LINC-Can't We All Just Get Along? Collaboration and Co-Teaching in the Multilingual Classroom

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/9/2024 to 5/7/2024

We've all had to work with colleagues, but does it always feel like time well spent? And, in some classrooms, does it feel as though one teacher does too much of the work? In this course, participants will learn collaboration and co-teaching practices that can support multilingual learners. Participants will learn collaboration techniques to plan, teach, and reflect with colleagues. We will also discuss co-teaching models of instruction. Lastly, we will discuss coaching techniques to support our colleagues to reach their goals. As an implementation project, participants will create a co-taught lesson plan relevant for multilingual learners.

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.

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

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

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators K-12

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

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

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

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

20. Strengthening Character through Service Learning

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

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

Dates: 4/29/2024 to 5/24/2024

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

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

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

21. LINC-Teaching in a Digital World

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 4/30/2024 to 5/17/2024

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

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

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

22. trAIn your brAIn - All About AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: All Educators, grades K-12

Dates: 5/1/2024 to 5/29/2024

With all the buzz surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is time to experience exactly what AI is all about. In this class, you will be introduced to the possibilities and the challenges that AI can bring. Gain a solid understanding of AI vocabulary, tools within our technology platforms, responsible use and ethical considerations. Learn how to apply AI to current teaching practices and explore time-saving techniques for school and home. You will end this course with skills, confidence and understanding of AI.

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

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

23. The Hidden Culture of Female Aggression

Program: Mid East Suffolk Teacher Resource and Computer Training Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 5/6/2024 to 5/22/2024

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

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

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