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1. EDU 5077.02/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/21/2020 to 5/8/2020

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This online course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavior problems. The focus will be on the laws, assessments, methodology and programs, as well as developmental, compensatory and social aspects of teaching secondary students with special needs. Required Text: "Teaching Students with Mild and High Incidence Disabilities at the Secondary Level", 3rd edition, by Sabornie, E. J. & deBettencourt, L. U., 2009, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Recommended text: "Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders", by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 hours observation. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or 845-499-0851 before registering. This course shows only the start and end dates. Please refer to instructor instructions for exact meeting schedule.

2. Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women at Katonah Museum

Location: Katonah Museum (Katonah, NY)

Dates: 1/21/2020

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Join us for a docent led tour of this exciting exhibit. Sparkling Amazons presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. Through the presentation of some 30 works of art alongside documentary photography, the exhibition captures an important moment in the history of Abstract Expressionism. Tuesday, January 21st at 1:00 pm. Lunch on your own prior to the exhibit. Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. $11/20 nonmember. Please register by January 7th.

3. EDU 5130.01/Classroom Management for Special Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/21/2020 to 5/5/2020

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This on campus course focuses on a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management, organization and discipline. It includes an analysis of the way these issues relate to the nature of learning and classroom interactions. Methods and techniques of effective teaching will be addressed, including organizing the classroom environment to include different learning styles, multilevel instruction, managing cooperative learning groups, preventive, supportive and corrective discipline, behavior modification, self-management techniques and assessment. Teacher candidates will prepare a classroom management plan. Field experience required.

4. EDU 5431-02/Student Teaching Seminar

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/21/2020 to 5/6/2020

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This on campus course will develop your teaching skills in a full-time, twelve-week, supervised student teaching experience divided between the middle childhood and adolescence levels. Fulfill your requirements for New York State initial certification. Prerequisites: completion of all education courses and approval by the Office of Field Placement, Certification and Community Outreach. Open to matriculated student only. Additionl college tuition and fees will be incurred. This course will run from Jan. 21 through May 6, 2020. Please follow webadvisor dates for this course.

5. Discussing and Disrupting Poverty: Conversation, Research and Action

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 1/22/2020

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Whether or not you have attended a Poverty Simulation Experience, come continue conversations that were started by looking at what research states about poverty and effective strategies for reaching students and families. Using several resources including, Disrupting Poverty and Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind, participants will develop an action plan for next steps in their classroom/office that will help engage all students. Mary Catherine Hillman is the Director of the Ossining Staff Development Center and a Literacy Teacher.

6. EDU 5432.03/5427.04/Student Teaching Seminar - Rockland

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

Dates: 1/22/2020 to 5/6/2020

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This course provides full-time supervised/student teaching experience. Supervised/student teachers are expected to synthesize and put into practice knowledge, understandings and professional skills, developed during previous course work and fieldwork experience, in accordance with New York State Learning Standards. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional tuition and fees will be paid directly to Manhattanville. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for more details.

7. How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) using Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices - A CRC Model

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Dates: 1/23/2020 to 5/21/2020

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This 30 hour course, created by Creative Response to Conflict, includes a 15 hours of training followed by 15 hours participating in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The course will introduce participants to SEL, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices; the PLC is designed to facilitate sharing of best practices for implementation of the skills and concepts learned in the 15 hour training. Educators will explore the 3 SEL competencies and how to effectively integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) into academic subject areas with sample lessons. Participants will learn key conflict resolution skills, including escalation and de-escalation, win-win, open questions, paraphrasing, active listening and I-messages. At the end of the course, participants will have the requisite skills to create a more welcoming school environment and a more effective model for managing discipline issues. This course is offered for CTLE or PD only. This course is open to staff from East Ramapo, Newburgh, and North Rockland per the NOVO grant awarded to Creative Response to Conflict.

8. EDU 5427.01/5428.01/5563.01-Student Teaching Seminar - Rockland

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

Dates: 1/23/2020 to 5/7/2020

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This course provides full-time supervised/student teaching experience. Supervised/student teachers are expected to synthesize and put into practice knowledge, understandings and professional skills, developed during previous course work and fieldwork experience, in accordance with New York State Learning Standards. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional tuition and fees will be paid directly to Manhattanville. Please follow the dates supplied by webadvisor or the instructor.

9. Online: Teaching with Poverty in Mind (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Teachers, All Content Area

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 2/14/2020

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This online course is open to all and offered at no cost to our consortium members. In this introductory class, we will discuss the social, cognitive, health related and stress-related challenges that economically disadvantaged kids face every day and why there is such a stark disparity in academic achievement between low socioeconomic status students and well-off students. It is designed for teachers who want to learn more about becoming a change agent for students who experience poverty. Throughout the course, we will be using Eric Jensen's book, Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, to explore ways to improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of poverty, stress, trauma and best practices to help your students overcome these adversities. WE WILL PURCHASE SUFFICIENT COPIES OF THE ERIC JENSEN BOOK FOR EACH PARTICIPANT BUT IT MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE CENTER PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS. This summer, the Teacher Center hopes to offer a 30 hour course as a follow up to this class. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

10. EDPD 5031/Building Professional Learning Communities

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

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 3/30/2020

This course will have two goals: (1) to facilitate Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in our schools through the habits of successful thinking and (2) assist participants in creating classrooms responsive to the needs of all students. By developing habits of thinking and collaborative communication skills with colleagues, participants will develop strategies to make their schools better learning communities and to make their classrooms more responsive to the needs of all learners. We will utilize the book How Full is your Bucket by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton as the conceptual framework. The book "reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health and longevity." Effective schools explicitly develop the skills and strategies of collegiality amongst staff members. Therefore, participants will develop thinking and communication skills to make them more effective teachers; improving their responsiveness in the classroom. (Formerly CMSV - CEGE 605-R01). If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org to set up a college account.

11. LED 757-95/Clinical Practices in Literacy Intervention, B-6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 5/11/2020

In this capstone course, candidates work in a clinically-rich setting assessing, designing, implementing, and adjusting as needed an intervention plan for students in grades B-6 to demonstrate mastery of program content. The course also provides information as mandated by NYS Education law in instruction students in fire and arson prevention, prevention alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and child abduction prevention. This course meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

12. LED 758-95/Clinical Practices in Literacy Intervention, 5-12

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 5/11/2020

In this capstone course, candidates work in a clinically-rich setting assessing, designing, implementing, and adjusting as needed an intervention plan for students in grades 5-12 to demonstrate mastery of program content. The course also provides information as mandated by NYS Education law in instruction students in fire and arson prevention, prevention alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and child abduction prevention. This course meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

13. LED 760-95/Literacy Leadership and Coaching

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 5/11/2020

Within this clinically-rich course, candidates study literacy leadership and adult learning. Practices include leading RTI/assessment meetings, analyzing literacy programs, coaching, responding to policy decisions, writing grants, planning professional development, and establishing learning communities. Prerequisites: EED755 Minimum Grade of B or EED756 Minimum Grade of B) and EED759 Minimum Grade of B. This course meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

14. Documentary - Top Ten Ancient Mysteries

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

Dates: 1/28/2020

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Think you know the ancient world? Think again. To this day, there are still mysteries surrounding the ancients that have us questioning what we know about these incredible civilizations. Secrets that demonstrate incredible technology comparable to our own: an ancient computer, models that demonstrate flight, stones weighing hundreds of tons seamlessly transported. All incredible enigmas, but which of these Top 10 ancient mysteries tells us the most about the ancient world we think we know? Tuesday, January 28 at 10:30-12:00 at the Teachers' Center. Fee is $5. If you attend 3 documentaries, the fee is $10 for all 3.

15. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 1/28/2020

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Register for individual Elementary Math PLC sessions on October29, November 26, January 28, February 25, or March 31. There will be a Snow date on April 28 if needed .

16. Enhancing Oral Literacy and Knowledge in Social Studies through Storytelling

Location: St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, NY) - Lougheed Library

Audience: All

Dates: 1/28/2020

Location: Lougheed Library

Explore helping your students find their voice in their community and history, including techniques for getting students to turn information about where they live, other cultures and local history into stories they share. Students who learn to tell stories better understand topics, and social studies themes. This will be a "voice on" workshop Participants will learn how to get their students to tell stories by trying out techniques themselves. All will leave with learning activities to take to the classroom. This workshop is sponsored by Rockland Reading Council, St Thomas Aquinas College, and Rockland Teachers' Center,

17. LED 754-95/Workshop in Diagnosing Literacy Difficulties

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

Dates: 1/28/2020 to 5/12/2020

Clinically-rich course that prepares students to understand, select, develop, administer, and interpret a variety of literacy assessments, as well as use assessment information to plan and evaluate literacy instruction. This course meets in North Rockland High School with registration through the Rockland Teachers' Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers' Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

18. EDPD 5016/Differentiated Instruction Meets Understanding by Design

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

Dates: 1/29/2020 to 4/1/2020

Participants will access text and research in which they will plan curriculum with the "end in mind." Then, they will develop instructional units and learning strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies based upon tiered assessments. Participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction) and product (assessment). Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations that are responsive to the individual needs of all students while still maintaining a focus on academic proficiency and excellence for all students. These strategies will include: responsive teaching, ongoing formative assessment, and teaching for understanding in academically diverse classrooms. Participants will develop assessment tools to address the Six Facets of Understanding from the UBD model: Explanation, Interpretation, Application, Perspective, Empathy, and Self-Knowledge. (Formerly CMSV - CEGE 594-R01). If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org to set up a college account.

19. LED 510-95/Teaching Writing and Multimodal Text Production

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

Dates: 1/29/2020 to 5/13/2020

This clinically-rich hybrid course explores methods of teaching writing in grades K-12, Course activities are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners, and students will learn digital production skills across disciplines. This course meets in North Rockland High School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center Institute. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration information. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org. Please follow the dates provided by the instructor for this courses.

20. High Tea at Harmony Tea Room

Location: Harmony Tea Room (Westwood, NJ) [map]

Dates: 1/30/2020

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Chase the winter blues away by joining us for a cozy high tea at Harmony Tea Room, 224 Farview Ave., Westwood, NJ. Enjoy various savories and sweets accompanied by delicious teas. . $43/48 nonmember. Thursday, January 30 from 11:00-1:30 pm. Enrollment is limited to 25 people. This program requires a minimum of 15 participants, so please sign up ASAP.

21. SED 580-96/English Grammar for Teachers of English as a New Language

Location: New Paltz Central School District (New Paltz, NY)

Dates: 2/1/2020 to 3/7/2020

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Provides candidates with a systematic understanding of English grammar and its implications for writing, reading, and oral communication. This course focuses on the role of grammar and syntax in classroom instruction, including a review of techniques and materials for teaching English grammar to learners of English as a new language.

22. Taylor 2

Location: 76 House (Tappan, NY) [map]

Dates: 2/1/2020

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Paul Taylor, one of the most accomplished artists this nation has ever produced, helped shape and define America's homegrown art of modern dance from the earliest days of his career as a choreographer in 1954 until his death in 2018. Taylor 2 is a six-member company that brings Paul Taylor's dances with all the artistry of the world renowned choreographer's work representing the wide range of athleticism, humor and emotion. Prior to the show, enjoy a dinner on your own at several nearby restaurants. Berrie Center at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo ValLey Rd., Mahwah, NJ. Tickets are $32/37 nonmember. Please register by January 16th.

23. Online: English as a New Language: Strategies and Tools for Success (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Specials

Dates: 2/2/2020 to 3/6/2020

Location: Online only

In this online course, we will closely examine the strategies used to effectively teach English as a New Language (ENL) students. We will focus on best practices including co-teaching, helpful web tools, strategies for classroom teaching, and meaningful classroom talk. We will brainstorm ways to involve parents as we create a welcoming classroom environment for all students. We will explore resources and cross-reference lesson plans and curriculums so that each teacher has customized lesson plans to address individual needs. At the end of the course, you will have a toolkit that will include visual ideas, translation resources, conversation tools and vocabulary resources. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

24. Online: Character Education (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/3/2020 to 3/6/2020

In this online course, participants will learn how character education provides guidance for youth to understand their abilities, to strive to reach their fullest potential, to care for others and will cultivate positive self-development. You will also explore ways you can foster this development in your classroom or school community. School can encourage this development in and out of the classroom by focusing on intellectual, social, emotional, and ethical character in students. At the conclusion of this course you will design a plan to implement a character development program that focuses on the needs of your students so they have the optimal chance at success. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

25. Holocaust by Bullets Program at Holocaust Museum @ RCC

Location: Rockland Community College (Suffern, NY) [map]

Dates: 2/4/2020

Join us for a tour of the exhibit followed up by a presentation at the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance, 145 College Rd., Suffern. The Holocaust By Bullets is an exhibit documenting mass Jewish killing sites of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. To date, 2,133 execution sites and 5,298 testimonies have been documented in the project, illuminating a model for mass violence that continues lo be prevalent in our world today. This exhibit exposes a largely unknown chapter of the Holocaust and serves to influence all societies to examine the darker recesses of history and to speak out against today's global disease of genocide. Tuesday, February 4th at 10:30. Fee for exhibit and presentation is $18.

26. Boost Learning and Health with Physical Activity in School

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: Teachers, school nurses and wellness teams, administrators, youth-serving professionals, and parents

Dates: 2/4/2020

Two decades of research supports the recommendation that physical activity throughout the day contributes to both health, reduced stress and improved memory and executive function for children and adults. How can educators use this information to improve learning outcomes in an already packed schedule? Learn simple physical activities from CATCH and walking/running initiatives to enhance each school day with improved learning and well being for both students and teachers. Facilitator: Ms. Carrie Steindorff, School Health Coordinator, Program Specialist, Rockland County Department of Health. This program is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

27. Enhancing Oral Literacy and Knowledge in Social Studies through Storytelling

Location: George Miller Elementary School (George Miller ES, ) - Library

Audience: Nanuet TAs

Dates: 2/10/2020

Location: Library

Explore helping your students find their voice in their community and history, including techniques for getting students to turn information about where they live, other cultures and local history into stories they share. Students who learn to tell stories better understand topics, and social studies themes. This will be a "voice on" workshop. Participants will learn how to get their students to tell stories by trying out techniques themselves. All will leave with learning activities to take to the classroom.

28. Self-Defense Workshop for Women

Location: The Workout Place (Nanuet, NY) [map]

Dates: 2/11/2020

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CounterStrike Self-Defense™ arms participants with the street-smart strategies needed to avoid victimization and the easy-to-learn basic self-defense skills needed to defeat attackers. As a workshop participant you will learn: The dynamics of victimization - Who gets targeted and why How to recognize predators and their traps Home, workplace, and campus safety tips. Dating, driving and traveling safety. How to handle confrontations The six self defense techniques every woman needs to know. The secret strategy for winning any street confrontation. Join us for this important workshop on Tuesday, February 11th from 10:30-12:30 at The Workout Place, 110 Demarest Mill Rd., Nanuet. Fee is $37. This program requires minimum of 10 participants, so please sign up ASAP.

29. Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: school nurses, teachers, administrators, parents, after-school providers

Dates: 2/11/2020

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This training will include basic information on what diabetes is, hypo/hyperglycemia, Glucagon emergency kits, continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs), insulin pumps, Diabetes Medical Management Plan, before and after school care/activities and legal considerations. Facilitator: Jena Kelly, RN Montefiore Nyack Hospital. This training is provided by Montefiore Nyack Hospital and co-sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

30. The Family That Walks On All Fours - A Documentary

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

Dates: 2/12/2020

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The Family That Walks On All Fours is a BBC documentary that explored the science and the story of five individuals in the Ulas family, a Kurdish family in Southeastern Turkey that walk with a previously unreported quadruped gait. Wednesday, February 12 from 10:30-11:30. Fee is $5. If you register for 3 documentaries the fee is $10 for all 3.

31. Swivll Training

Audience: All

Dates: 2/12/2020

Location: Room TBA

In this 2-hour training workshop, you will learn how to use this recording tool that swivels an iPad or smartphone camera to follow you throughout the classroom. We will be using special markers to hear students in discussion groups. At the end of the workshop, you will have an opportunity to evaluate your practice for self reflection. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center and NYSUT.

32. Haverstraw Brick Museum with lunch at Union

Location: Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center (Pearl River, NY) [map]

Dates: 2/13/2020

The Haverstraw Brick Museum is dedicated to preserving the cultural and historical past of the Village of Haverstraw and the vibrant brick industry which created it. Come visit the newly renovated Museum and relive the impressive history of this fascinating time and unique area along the Hudson. Our own Ben Riba will be our docent. Included lunch will follow at Union Restaurant. Meet at the Museum, 12 Main St., Haverstraw, on Thursday, February 13th at 10:00. fee

33. EDPD 5012/Teaching Core Skills: Listening and Speaking

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

Dates: 2/13/2020 to 4/9/2020

As a result of this course, participants will develop methods and strategies to integrate the core skills of listening and speaking into their curriculums. They will be able to infuse real-world problem solving skills into content area curriculums. Participants will make student learning more enjoyable by better teaching the "noncognitive skills of learning" (Opitz & Ford, 2014). In this course, participants will learn to embed content-rich experiences into the classroom. Not only will participants achieve better product results from their students, but also witness students developing the lifelong learning skills of critical thinking, linguistic aptitude and cooperation. *Final projects and reflections due online April 9. If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org to set up a college account.

34. College Behind Bars - A Documentary

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

Dates: 2/18/2020

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Explore the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees - and a chance at new beginnings - from one of the country's most rigorous prison education programs. Tuesday, February 18 from 10:00-12:30. Feel free to bring your lunch. Fee is $5. If you register for 3 documentaries the fee is $10 for all 3.

35. Mental Health First Aid

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Dates: 2/19/2020

Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. This training is geared to the educational community (administrators, educators, support staff) and is sponsored by Rockland Teachers' Center, MHA of Rockland, and Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition. Lunch is included. This is the adult version of Youth Mental Health First Aid. Please note: Approximately 4 weeks prior to the training, registrants will receive a link to register on Mental Health First Aid Portal. Successful registration requires two registrations: Frontline MyLearningPlan and Mental Health First Aid. A minimum of 10 is required.

36. Book Club 2/19/20 AT KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

Location: King's Daughters Library (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 2/19/2020

This month's selection is Jell-O Girls by Allie Rowbottom . Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday,February 19 at 10:30 at the King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

37. Film Club on 2/21/20 at NANUET LIBRARY

Location: Nanuet Library (nanuet, NY) [map]

Dates: 2/21/2020

Join us to view and discuss the film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" at 10:00 at the Nanuet Library. Our facilitator, Mimi Rasiel, will lead us in stimulating discussions before and after the film. Please join us for the fun! PLEASE SIGN UP ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT.

38. Online: Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/24/2020 to 3/30/2020

Location: Online only

A teacher's use of formative assessment techniques is essential in ensuring that students are meeting the learning targets for a unit. Incorporating this type of assessment into your daily lessons provides you with evidence that will help guide instruction Formative assessment is nothing new - our teachers were administering formative assessments to us when we were in school many years ago. In today's digital world, we are lucky to have so many more tools to assist us in our formative assessments. Teachers in the class will review the research on formative assessment as well as explore dozens of instructional tools that can be used for formative assessments. Teachers will leave this course with concrete and easy to use examples for embedding more formative assessments into their lessons . PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

39. Online: Teaching Tools to Support English Learners

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/24/2020 to 4/2/2020

Location: Online Only

This 5 week online course will run through Google Classroom. During this experience, participants will explore a variety of teaching tools that will support ENL learners in unique ways. During this course participants will explore tools such as EdPuzzle, Amazon Echo, Google Drawings and much more! While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course.

40. Online Teaching Mastery: The Power of You!

Location: Online (online, ny) - Online Only

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/25/2020 to 4/8/2020

Location: Online Only

Teaching Mastery: The Power of You! is a 15 hour online course designed to guide you to become a more powerful and effective classroom teacher. You'll develop a presence that students trust, one that motivates and inspires them to own their own learning, and live into their full potential. It's by recognizing your unique teaching dispositions and cultivating your own personal power, the power of you, that you become the true leader of your tribe and create classrooms that are successful academically, rich in humanity, and filled with curiosity and discovery. This course was previously named Evolving as an Educator. Dates listed are start/end dates.

41. Online: Adjusting Your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, Be Persistent and Persevere

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/25/2020 to 4/8/2020

Location: Online Only

In this 15 hour online course,participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation. At the end of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students: develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth; navigate through life's challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism; and understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community. "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi. This course is in alignment with the NYS SAFE SCHOOL goals and benchmarks.

42. Online: Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 2/25/2020 to 4/8/2020

Location: Online Only

Storytelling is an art form which allows people of all ages to connect. Using stories in any classroom will improve student learning by increasing listening comprehension, expanding language patterns and practicing oral communication skills. Additionally, once students learn to tell stories, their prewriting drafts and factual recall will improve. The NCTE supports storytelling in the curriculum with acknowledgement that students can find a reflection of themselves in stories, and that teachers who value storytelling can learn more about students in a unique way. This online course will help teachers find, learn and share a folktale and teach students to do the same. The course will reflect upon the educational importance of storytelling, and provide support and resources to create a lesson plan for classroom use. It is suitable for all content areas, and all grade levels. Required Readings: In addition to 2 educational articles, each participant chooses one folktale to read and retell. Pamela Schembri is school library media specialist with 25 years of teaching experience, a professional storyteller, and children's author. Course dates are the beginning and end date.

43. Heart Health Lunch with Dr. Ainat

Location: La Terrazza Restaurant (New CIty, Ne) [map]

Dates: 2/25/2020

Come celebrate Heart Health month lunch with us at La Terrazza, 291 S. main St., New City. Please advise of any dietary restrictions ahead of time. Dr. Ainat, a well-respected cardiologist who is affiliated with Columbia Doctors, will conduct a presentation that is, in her words, "very exciting". The presentation will be followed by Q&A. Tuesday, February 25, 12:00-3:00 pm. Fee is $43/53 nonmember. Please register by January 30th. REMEMBER TO WEAR RED.

44. Drones in Education

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 2/25/2020 to 3/10/2020

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Drones are quickly becoming part of everyday life. This professional development opportunity will provide participants with an understanding of how drones can and are being used in education. The ethics, the ever-changing laws, and the uses of drones will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience flying a drone with the support and supervision of the instructor. Participants will also use block coding to fly the drone autonomously. This course will provide an opportunity to look at and discuss potential curricular integration opportunities as well as hands-on flying opportunities.

45. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 2/25/2020

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Register for individual Elementary Math PLC sessions on October29, November 26, January 28, February 25, or March 31. There will be a Snow date on April 28 if needed .

46. Online: Finding Your Balance: Strengthening Reading and Writing through Balanced Literacy (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Classroom teachers, ELA teachers, Reading Specialist, Early Literacy Specialist

Dates: 2/28/2020 to 4/3/2020

Location: Online Only

Through inquiry and the exploration of Reading and Writing, participants will explore the life-long practices of readers and writers in a Balanced Literacy setting. Participants will explore each component of the Balanced Literacy framework and connect their own instructional practice to the framework. Through collaboration and investigation, participants will have the opportunity to explore research around Balanced Literacy and best practices in Reading and Writing. At the conclusion of this course, participants will leave with a knowledge and expertise of Balanced Literacy, instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and a "toolbox" filled with best practices and shared literary experiences that they can embed in their instructional practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

47. Introduction to Conflict Resolution Part 2

Location: George Miller Elementary School (George Miller ES, ) - Library

Audience: Nanuet SRPs

Dates: 3/2/2020 to 3/16/2020

Location: Library

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This 2 session training will build upon what has been covered in Introduction to Conflict Resolution. Sessions will involve role plays and additional work on classroom challenges and bullying. Training provided by Creative Response to Conflict (CRC).

48. School Employee Wellness: Protecting Our Schools' Most Important Asset

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: Teachers, school nurses and wellness teams, administrators, youth-serving professionals

Dates: 3/2/2020

Schools have some of the highest rates of absenteeism of any workplace and it has high financial and human costs. In this workshop, participants will learn why employee wellness programs are important, how to start and sustain one at no or very low cost, and how to use evidence-based strategies, free resources, the natural leadership among faculty and staff, and the existing facilities to your best advantage. This program is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

49. Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment - SRP Seminar

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: School related professionals, TAs

Dates: 3/3/2020

This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT and made possible through funding from the New York State Department of Labor. A minimum of 15 is required.

50. Spotlight on Contemporary Antisemitism

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 3/5/2020

How do we help students understand that antisemitism did not begin nor end with the Holocaust? What do students need to know in order to recognize antisemitism today and to stand up to antisemitism and other forms of hate?This learning opportunity explores classroom materials to support effective teaching of contemporary antisemitism, its global reach, violence, denial, and distortion of the Holocaust.Through this program, educators will:

• Define contemporary manifestations of antisemitism, both different and the same as traditional forms of antisemitism present before and during the Holocaust;

• Discover and utilize classroom lessons and resources to help students explore the persistence and impact of antisemitism worldwide;

• Explore ways to support students' ability to recognize and actively to respond and prevent antisemitism and other forms of prejudice; and

• Build confidence and capacity to teach this subject

51. National Board Certification Writing Workshop

Location: White Plains High School (White Plains NY 10605, NY) - Library

Audience: All

Dates: 3/7/2020

Location: Library

The Writing Institute is an opportunity to join your colleagues to discuss and share issues particular to your unique work as it is unfolding. Candidates have the opportunity to write, read and reflect in congenial and supportive surroundings on any of the four components working independently, with partners, or in writing groups. The community of writers and reviewers supports the development of entries and the peer review of video recordings of classroom teaching. Join your colleagues for thoughtful and reflective discussion about NBC in a collegial setting. Please note that this workshop is open only to NBC candidates and Advanced (retake) candidates. Wifi and additional planning resources will be available. Pre-Registration is required, Professional Development CTLE. This program is sponsored by NYSUT and the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network. Bring a lunch.
This online course is required for the MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION and can be taken for CTLE. Two part registration: Register with RTCI MyLearningPlan first and apply to Concordia College online. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Students examine the stakeholders (including the United Nations, World Bank, and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) that work to improve education on a global level - their goals, approaches in reaching them, and results. Students also examine the nature and purpose of international exams (including the Program for International Assessment and Trends in Mathematics and Science Study), as well as national results and their implications. Through this, students are positioned to analyze education on a global scale and as a global phenomenon. Course is accessible 24/7.Course dates are the beginning and end date.

53. Digital Citizenship

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

Dates: 3/12/2020 to 5/7/2020

Digital Citizenship for 21st Century Learners Technology use in our classrooms continues to increase at a fast pace. This course will teach you to develop a positive and healthy classroom environment where digital citizenship is embedded in all aspects of learning. Participants will develop strategies for teaching the nine essential elements of digital citizenship, including how to use proper online etiquette, find online resources for research and learning, appropriately report and prevent cyberbullying, and protect one's identity online. In addition, you will cultivate techniques for integrating digital citizenship lessons into instruction and assessments to help students make informed and responsible decisions when using technology. Students will be prepared to use technology in a safe, responsible and meaningful way. *Final projects are due on May 7, 2020.

54. EDPD 5037/Strategies for Students Living in Poverty

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

Dates: 3/12/2020 to 5/7/2020

Students living in poverty face challenges that educators may miss in our school settings. As a result of this course, participants will develop methods and strategies that will best meet the learning needs of students living in poverty. Participants will understand the nature of poverty and how poverty affects behavior and academic performance. Once an understanding of poverty has been established, participants will "embrace the mindset of change" necessary to assist students living with poverty (Jensen, 2009). Participants will view students as having "fluid intelligence" and develop action steps necessary to positively influence the way in which students can better understand learning standards and grow as learners/thinkers. Finally, participants will develop classroom level factors to improve student performance following the SHARE method ( Standards-based curriculum and instruction; Hope building; Arts, athletics, and Advanced Placement; Retooling of the operating system; and Engaging instruction.) (Formerly CMSV - CEGE 639-R01) If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org to set up a college account.

55. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour Certification Workshop

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY) - Room 136

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 3/14/2020

Location: Room 136

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in education settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec 14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. Please be advised that we need to have 8 registrants to run this workshop Please note there will be a lunch break. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Twenty first century learners must know how to be critical thinkers. We will examine ways to refocus our teaching so students can become more active learners. In turn, we can become more effective facilitators: empowering our students to find their voices and demonstrating their understanding and knowledge of the subject at hand. We will examine our current teaching styles and reflect on ways to start making changes. We will also look at our assessment tools (e.g. Flubberoo) which have some flaws, making it hard to gain information on critical thinking. Instead we will create meaningful assessments that will effectively measure student learning. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the components of a student-centered classroom and the tools you need to put it into practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

57. Supporting Students in the Classroom - Return to Learn after a Concussion

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 3/17/2020

This presentation will allow educators and support staff to gain a new appreciation of the struggles a student faces when they suffer a concussion. The presentation serves a dual purpose. First educators and support staff will learn about concussions including symptoms, recovery and barriers that could prolong recovery. The second part of the presentation provides educators with concrete examples of adjustments they can make in their classroom to help students as they return to learn after suffering a concussion. The presentation also discusses the value of a concussion management team and the framework for creating a school or district wide concussion management team. Facilitated by Michelle Kellen, M.Ed., Professional Development Manager, BIANYS. A minimum of 15 is required for this training. This training is co-sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

58. Book Club 3/18/20 AT KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

Location: King's Daughters Library (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 3/18/2020

This month's selection is Button Man by Andrew Gross . Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday,March 18 at 10:30 at the King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

59. 2 day Poverty Simulation Experience Facilitator Training

Location: Sloatsburg Elementary School (Sloatsburg, NY) - Gym

Audience: Family Resource Coordinators

Dates: 3/20/2020 to 4/2/2020

Location: Gym


March 20, Day 1 @ Sloatsburg Elementary School - Poverty Simulation Experience: Arrive at 845AM. Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you've experienced poverty, it's difficult to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. CAPS is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty. CAPS is not a game. It is based on real Community Action clients and their lives.



•Promote Poverty Awareness During the simulation, role play a month in poverty and experience low income families' lives.



•Increase Understanding After the simulation, you will unpack your learning and brainstorm community change.



•Inspire Local Change Together, we can be a voice to end poverty in our communities.
During this simulation, participants role play the lives of low income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to try to improve the family's circumstances over the course of one simulated "month." Caregivers must provide food, shelter and other basic necessities for their families while interacting with various community resources. Are you up for the challenge?

April 2, Day 2 @ Rockland BOCES Building 10, West Nyack - The second day of Poverty Simulation Experience training will allow participants to become familiar with the components of the Missouri Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) kit and the facilitation process for conducting an efficient and effective simulation. This professional learning experience will help participants effectively utilize the simulation to increase poverty literacy. Working lunch provided by Rockland 21C Day 2 only.
Participants must attend both days.

60. Poverty Simulation Experience

Location: Sloatsburg Elementary School (Sloatsburg, NY) - Gym

Audience: Haverstraw ES staff

Dates: 3/20/2020

Location: Gym


Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you've experienced poverty, it's difficult to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. CAPS is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty. CAPS is not a game. It is based on real Community Action clients and their lives.

•Promote Poverty Awareness During the simulation, role play a month in poverty and experience low income families' lives.

•Increase Understanding After the simulation, you will unpack your learning and brainstorm community change.

•Inspire Local Change Together, we can be a voice to end poverty in our communities.
During this simulation, participants role play the lives of low income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to try to improve the family's circumstances over the course of one simulated "month." Caregivers must provide food, shelter and other basic necessities for their families while interacting with various community resources. Are you up for the challenge?
This Poverty Simulation Experience is open to Sloatburg ES staff.

61. Film Club on 3/20/20 at NANUET LIBRARY

Location: Nanuet Library (nanuet, NY) [map]

Dates: 3/20/2020

Join us to view and discuss the film "In the Mood for Love" at 10:00 at the Nanuet Library. Our facilitator, Mimi Rasiel, will lead us in stimulating discussions before and after the film. Please join us for the fun! PLEASE SIGN UP ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT.

62. National Board Certification Writing Workshop

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh NY 12550, NY) - Library

Audience: All

Dates: 3/21/2020

Location: Library

The Writing Institute is an opportunity to join your colleagues to discuss and share issues particular to your unique work as it is unfolding. Candidates have the opportunity to write, read and reflect in congenial and supportive surroundings on any of the four components working independently, with partners, or in writing groups. The community of writers and reviewers supports the development of entries and the peer review of video recordings of classroom teaching. Join your colleagues for thoughtful and reflective discussion about NBC in a collegial setting. Please note that this workshop is open only to NBC candidates and Advanced (retake) candidates. Wifi and additional planning resources will be available. Pre-Registration is required, Professional Development CTLE. This program is sponsored by NYSUT and the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network. Bring a lunch.

63. Proactively Confronting Trauma in the Classroom and Other Learning Spaces - SRP

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: School related professionals, TAs

Dates: 3/24/2020

Students are affected by their experiences and impacted by the situations and events that they witness. Exposure to trauma and traumatic events often create social, emotional and behavioral problems that can hinder academic progress. This seminar will provide School-Related Professionals (SRPs) with an understanding of how trauma affects students and offer an opportunity to develop strategies to support and promote school wide success. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

64. Enhancing Oral Literacy and Knowledge in Social Studies through Storytelling

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY) - Building 10

Audience: All

Dates: 3/25/2020

Location: Building 10

Explore helping your students find their voice in their community and history, including techniques for getting students to turn information about where they live, other cultures and local history into stories they share. Students who learn to tell stories better understand topics, and social studies themes. This will be a "voice on" workshop Participants will learn how to get their students to tell stories by trying out techniques themselves. All will leave with learning activities to take to the classroom.

65. Create and Edit a Podcast Using a Chromebook

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 3/31/2020 to 4/7/2020

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Learn to create a Podcast series using nothing but a Chromebook, a mic, free apps, and royalty-free music. The first portion of this course participants will learn the tools, processes, and legalities in creating podcasts. The second portion of the course will be the actual production of a podcast and a discussion about how to use podcasting in your classroom. Please come to class with an idea/topic of a podcast you might like to produce. It is recommended that you bring your own headphones to use during the class.

66. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 3/31/2020

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Register for individual Elementary Math PLC sessions on October29, November 26, January 28, February 25, or March 31. There will be a Snow date on April 28 if needed .

67. Content Literacy Instruction

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

Dates: 4/2/2020 to 5/28/2020

Participants will access, develop and utilize reading comprehension strategies that will actively engage their students in the learning process. The course will provide the opportunity to develop, implement and discuss instructional strategies to improve the literacy development of students within all classrooms. Participants will learn effective strategies to improve students' acquisition of competencies in listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, written expression (i.e. mechanics, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and editing skills). Participants will access the information and tools necessary to focus student learning through reading and writing across the curriculum. Teachers involved in this course will have the chance to reflect, discuss, and implement strategies to improve understanding of nonfiction text. More specifically, participants will develop strategies to improve their students' writing skills in any type of classroom setting. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 590-R01.
Teachers in today's fast pace technology world must be able to deal with the new Cyber Bullying epidemic that has become a growing concern for students, parents, and educators. We will research what online bullying might look like and what tactics our students use to torment their victims. We will look at it's impact on teaching and learning and apply strategies that will help reduce and/or eliminate the instances of cyber-bullying in our classrooms and in our schools. Using the CyberSmart curriculum that stresses that cyber bullying can be controlled, we will develop classroom lesson plans and materials we can share with our parents while looking at students' rights and laws that must be considered when confronting these situations in the new school year. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

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

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

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 5/13/2020

Participants in this course will investigate ways to impact student behavior and learning by focusing on the Three E's of Engagement, Efficacy and Empathy. Reading and activities will focus explicitly on ways to engage students and to instill in them the confidence in their own ability to succeed. Participants will work collaboratively to develp goals that are SMART: Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Results-orientated and Timely. Based upon the work of Marzano, participants will design student-centered activities that involve high energy, friendly competition and self-monitoring. These activities will focus on helping students to make sense of information on their own so that the learning is meaningful and the knowledge is more likely to be retained. Finally, teachers will explore ways to help their Students to see the connections between hard work and success in school and life. Formerly CMSV CEGE 565-R01.

70. Poverty Simulation Experience

Location: Haverstraw Elementary School (Haverstraw, Ne) - Gym

Audience: Haverstraw ES staff

Dates: 4/8/2020

Location: Gym


Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you've experienced poverty, it's difficult to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. CAPS is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty. CAPS is not a game. It is based on real Community Action clients and their lives.





•Promote Poverty Awareness During the simulation, role play a month in poverty and experience low income families' lives.





•Increase Understanding After the simulation, you will unpack your learning and brainstorm community change.





•Inspire Local Change Together, we can be a voice to end poverty in our communities.
During this simulation, participants role play the lives of low income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to try to improve the family's circumstances over the course of one simulated "month." Caregivers must provide food, shelter and other basic necessities for their families while interacting with various community resources. Are you up for the challenge?
This Poverty Simulation Experience is open to Haverstraw Elementary School staff.

71. Hybrid: Building an Online Teacher Center Course (THIS COURSE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CTLE OR INSERVICE HOURS)

Audience: Consortium teachers with 5 or more years of teaching experience

Dates: 4/13/2020 to 5/22/2020

Location: In-Person Sessions will take place at Woodlands HS

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This Free online course is only open to our consortium members with 5 or more years of teaching experience. The course will provide you with guided instruction, along with the resources needed, to successfully develop a rigorous, engaging and meaningful online Teacher Center course. At the end of the course, you will have a professional development course ready for consideration by the Teacher Center Policy Board. Since there is no cost for this online program and, is an opportunity to join our cadre of established TC instructors, no inservice or CTLE credit will be available. THERE WILL BE 2 IN PERSON SESSIONS WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 BOTH ARE FROM 4:30-6:30PM at WOODLANDS HS COMPUTER LAB. PLEASE NOTE: This course is limited to 10 participants. Prior to being enrolled in the class, interested consortium teachers will be asked to submit a resume along with the topic of the potential course offering. Our policy board will review your submission to ensure alignment with the Teacher Center goals and objectives and that the topic does not conflict with our current slate of course offerings. You will be notified by email as to the status of your candidacy

72. Online: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/13/2020 to 5/17/2020

Location: Online Only

Many of today's students are living with chronic trauma including homelessness, poverty, child abuse, neglect and exposure to violence in the home and in their communities. These experiences can lead to serious behavioral problems, wreak havoc on their ability to learn, and stunt academic growth. One of the problems educators face is identifying the symptoms of trauma since children don't always express their distress in a way that is easily recognizable. In this online course, we will address the root causes of trauma, specific confusing behaviors children might exhibit and discuss next steps to create a school environment where all students feel safe and can flourish - rather than fail - in and out of the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

73. National Board Awareness Session

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 4/16/2020

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Learn about the process, funding incentives, and the timeline to become a National Board Certified teacher. Teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met high standards through study, expert evaluation, self-assessment, and peer review. Join us for this free informative session sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network with support from NYSUT.

74. Online: Using Cognates with English Language Learners

Audience: All

Dates: 4/20/2020 to 4/23/2020

Location: Online Only

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

75. Online: Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching

Audience: All

Dates: 4/22/2020 to 6/2/2020

Location: Online Only

No two students come to class with the same academic abilities, experiences, and needs. However, all students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, skills and standards. "Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching"is a 15 hour online course designed to acquaint educators with innovative digital tools to aid in the differentiation of instruction, ensuring academic success for all students. Teachers will learn to enhance curriculum with audio, visual, and interactive learning experiences so that all children can achieve success, regardless of their skills, interests, learning styles and readiness. Teachers will preview and practice a variety of free digital tools, determine which resources are most appropriate for select students, and master the skills necessary to integrate those digital resources into standards-based curriculum. By the conclusion of the course teachers will be able to design or upgrade a unit of study with digital tools to address the learning needs of their students. The course dates are the beginning and end date. Course is available 24/7.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this 15 hour online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts.This course is in alignment with the NYS SAFE SCHOOL goals and benchmarks.Course dates are the beginning and end date.

77. How SRP's Can Support Students with ADHD -SRP Seminar

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Dates: 4/22/2020

The number of students in our classrooms diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other attention difficulties has increased dramatically. The symptoms can disrupt the child's learning and affect their relationships with peers and adults. This seminar is designed to help the school related professional achieve a better understanding of ADHD and provide intervention strategies to facilitate positive student behavior. A minimum of 10 is required. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

78. Plaza Suite on B'wy W/ Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker

Location: Hudson Theater (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 4/26/2020

Wait List
"Neil Simon will once more set the town laughing."½½½½ - The New York Times. Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker will return to Broadway in the first-ever New York revival of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey. Hudson Theater (141 W. 44 St.), in the heart of Broadway, is a brand new theater that has an ELEVATOR. Sunday, April 26th at 3:00. Front mezz center tickets are $139/149 nonmembers. DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH.

79. Online: Using Flipgrid with ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 4/27/2020 to 4/30/2020

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will explore the FREE online tool Flipgrid. Using the Flipgrid, you can connect your learners to the learning and to each other, helping to ensure engagement and reflection. English Language Learners (ELL) will experience opportunities to develop their language and practice language mastery. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

80. Create Multimedia Maps with Google Earth Creation Tools

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 4/28/2020

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Learn to use the NEW Google Earth Creation Tool to create customized maps. Have your students generate the points of interest and embed text, images, and video to the location. Learn how students can collaborate to develop maps and how they can be shared.

81. Living History: The Battle of Gettysburg (Co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation)

Audience: Elementary and secondary teachers in all disciplines

Dates: 5/1/2020 to 5/3/2020

Location: Gettysburg Pennsylvania

This 15 hour course will use a multi-media and experiential approach to the American Civil War. If you are tired of 2 x 4 teaching (the two covers of a book and the four walls of a classroom) then this Living History approach is for you. Using the actual battlefield at Gettysburg as a learning laboratory, with one evening held locally at The Hudson River Teacher Center and one weekend held at Gettysburg, participants will time-travel back to the Civil War. A horseback ride across parts of the battlefield led by a fully uniformed cavalryman is only one of the unique experiences planned. This course includes period dress, music, politics, art, weapons, and the life of a Civil War soldier. Cabins will be provided for all participants at the Artillery Ridge Campgrounds in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for all overnight accommodations. The course takes into account Enduring Issues such as Conflict, Power, Cooperation, Ideas and Beliefs and Environmental Impact. It also applies to English Language Arts and includes document-based research. Elementary and secondary teachers in all disciplines will find this course useful in cross-curriculum projects

82. Online:The Best Apps & Extensions that Benefit ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 5/4/2020 to 5/7/2020

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will explore the best apps and extensions to use with ELL students. These apps and extensions will allow you to add a new dimension to your teaching and will allow students to continue to enhance and reinforce their academic skills outside of "traditional"½½ classroom instruction. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. Since this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

83. Making Inclusion Work: Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems - 3 Credits

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

Dates: 5/7/2020 to 6/18/2020

This course will provide an overview of the characteristics of effective instructional strategies in a general education classroom. Participants will develop strategies to incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. By the end of this course students should have gained a full understanding of: Special health-related issues, Learning processes of the special education student, motivational and communication techniques, classroom management, the means to update knowledge and skills in the subject taught, current trends and issues, special education legislation, characteristics and etiology of specific disabilities, intervention strategies for children with disabilities, how to adapt the learning environment to meet the needs of exceptional children, and identification of students with disabilities. The text The Inclusive Classroom will provide theoretical support and research-based strategies to improve student learning in mainstream classrooms. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 507-R01.

84. Online: Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 5/11/2020 to 5/14/2020

Location: Online Only

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

85. "Hamilton" on Broadway

Location: Richard Rodgers Theatre (New York, Ne) [map]

Dates: 5/14/2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer prize-winning transformation of Ron Chernow's biography, Hamilton, into a hip-hop musical is taking the world by storm. At the center of this groundbreaking multi-award-winning new musical is the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, whose ambition drove him from the position of Caribbean outsider to American war hero and George Washington's right-hand man. This exploration of Hamilton's political mastermind is being called "the most exciting and significant musical of the decade."Richard Rogers Theater, 226 W. 46th St. Thursday, May 14 at 7 PM. Front Mezz tickets are $279/290 nonmember. Registration must be completed by December 11th.

86. Online: Strategies for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 5/18/2020 to 5/21/2020

Location: Online Only

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

87. It's Time to Organize Your Drive

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 5/19/2020

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Learn to use the features in Google Drive to get organized. Explore how the new Workspaces feature in Drive works and how it can save you time while getting you organized.

88. "Tina" on Broadway

Location: Lunt Fontanne Theatre (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/3/2020

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Tina follows Tina Turner from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global queen of rock 'n' roll. Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her then husband Ike. The Queen of Rock n' Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with 11 Grammy Awards. Lunt-Fontanne Theater, 205 W. 46 St. Wednesday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm. CENTER front mezz tickets are $153. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 19th.

89. Swan Lake Ballet - American Ballet Theater @ Metropolitan Opera House

Location: Metropolitan Opera House (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/1/2020

Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. Featuring the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as the majestic, glimmering swans, this romantic fable of dreamlike transformation, set to Tchaikovsky's glorious score, inspires awe and wonder. Wednesday, July 1st at 2:00 pm. We have the best seats in the house: premier orchestra center. Tickets are $110/115 nonmember. Please register by January 30th.
This online course is designed for all teachers in the general education setting (K-12) who wish to gain an overview of the special education process. Teaching the Exceptional Child: An Introduction to Special Education was developed with the general education teacher in mind who is looking for an understanding of how to best support the varied learning abilities in one classroom. By the end of this course, participants will be able to navigate through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), understand their role in a Committee of Special Education (CSE) meeting, describe the history of Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), identify and dive deeply into the 13 classifications of disabilities, all while collaboratively evaluating scenarios to best educate the exceptional child. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

91. Master's Degree Program in Education Administration - Fall 2020 Semester 1

Audience: All

Dates: 9/1/2020 to 12/15/2020

Location: Greenburgh CSD

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The Edith Winthrop Teacher Center in collaboration with Hunter College is offering a master's degree program which is designed to prepare New York State certified teachers and pupil personnel service providers for roles in administration and supervision of Pre-K through Grade 12 educational settings. The Education Administration Master's Degree is a clinically rich program, embedding coursework and fieldwork seamlessly as participants lead change at the student, adult and system level. The program is a cohort-model led by expert instructors, fully integrating important education leadership related concepts into core fieldwork and internship assignments. This model supports a mastery-based approach with feedback that focuses on the participants' growth as well as the assignment itself. Courses take place on one afternoon/evening per week. THIS IS THE FIRST PHASE OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. ONCE YOU ARE REGISTERED ON MLP YOU MUST BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH HUNTER COLLEGE. PLEASE COPY THE LINK BELOW FOR ADDTIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION. https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=Hunter-G