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1. Film Club on 11/22/19 at NANUET LIBRARY

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

Dates: 11/22/2019

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Join us to view and discuss the film "Vertigo" 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.

2. Online: Critical Thinking and Questioning Techniques (offered by the TC of Westchester)

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Specials

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 12/31/2019

Location: Online Only

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Critical thinking is a key component in the classroom environment and can lead to improved learning and questioning skills. It can enhance language and presentation skills and can improve the way students express their ideas. Critical thinking can occur when students are analyzing, evaluating, interpreting or synthesizing information or when applying creative thought to form an argument, solve a problem or reach a conclusion. Critical thinking skills will prepare your students to interpret and evaluate new information and will help them in and out of the classroom. During the course, we will examine, in depth, Bloom's Taxonomy and apply this theory to various literature and other content areas. We will explore cause/effect, sequencing, patterning, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, hypothesizing and critiquing. At the end of the class, you will have the tools you need to incorporate critical thinking and higher order questioning into your classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

3. Online: Cross-Cultural Communication and Children's Literature

Audience: All

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 11/27/2019

Location: Online Only

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Why do we have such a hard time communicating our thoughts back and forth to each other in a way that ensures understanding? During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs both verbally and nonverbally. 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.

4. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 11/26/2019

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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 .

5. Using Google Forms for Data Collection and Quizzes

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

Audience: All

Dates: 12/2/2019

In this professional learning workshop you will learn how to create a Google Form, utilize the various question types available. Learn how to validate responses and use add-ons. Learn how to turn your form into a self-grading quiz and the various ways to distribute the form. (Chromebooks or Laptops)

6. How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture - 3 Inservice Credits

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

Dates: 12/2/2019 to 1/31/2020

How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture - 3 Credits Based upon the book You Win the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith, participants will learn and apply the "7 C's" to transform classrooms into positive, engaging environments. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to teach students how to: become better communicators, be more empathetic, and become better citizens. As classroom/school leaders, educators will learn ways to connect with students on a whole new level; making classroom cultures nurturing and engaging. Required Readings: "You Win the Locker Room First", by Gordon and Smith (2015). Formerly CMSV-CEGE 590-R01.

7. Holiday Party

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton (Nanuet, NY) [map]

Dates: 12/3/2019

Join us for an end-of-the-year celebration filled with fun, laughter and shopping. Enjoy a 3-course lunch at DoubleTree by Hilto, 425 E. Route 59, Nanuet. 3-course menu TBD. NO NEED TO CHOOSE AHEAD OF TIME. If you have dietary restrictions, please let me know ahead of time. Partake in the celebration and enjoy shopping with our vendors. Once again, we will adopt a family and supply them with all their immediate needs. Details TBA. We request that you send a separate tax deductible check for a suggested amount of $20, but any amount will be appreciated. So join us and bring your friends - you are guaranteed to have fun. Tuesday, December 3 @ 12 pm, $46/56 nonmember. Registration deadline is November 15.

8. Vaping - What is Behind the Cloud

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

Dates: 12/3/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

Learn about the risks and harms of vaping among teens. We will discuss the chemicals in vaping products, the effects on the developing adolescent brain, and laws and regulations. You will also have the opportunity to see firsthand the most popular vaping devices so you will be able to identify them. Handouts will be provided.

9. Learning Beyond the Classroom with Virtual Field Trips - 3 Inservice Credits

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

Dates: 12/5/2019 to 1/30/2020

Virtual field trips provide opportunities for teachers and students to make personal connections through an online learning environment. Through the use of technology, students gain motivation and interest in countless subject areas. The internet provides a wealth of virtual field trips from all over the world for all grade levels, learning levels and topics, providing students experiences that would otherwise not be available. Additionally, participants can create "personalized" virtual field trips to meet the needs of all students.

10. Mental Health Education Law

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

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, School Support Staff, nurses

Dates: 12/5/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

In October 2016, MHANYS, Mental Health Association of NYS, published "Mental Health Education in New York Schools"outlining legislative history and intent, and recommendations for implementing the law including content that should be included when schools are developing curriculum. The Mental Health Law training gives a brief overview of the law, as well as briefly talks about social/emotional learning, self care and recovery from Mental Illness. This training is sponsored by Rockland Teachers' Center in conjunction with the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

11. SED 577-96/Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a New Language - Hybrid Course

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

Dates: 12/7/2019 to 1/25/2020

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Examination of the structure of the English language, including discussion and evaluation of techniques for teaching the phonological, morphological, and syntactical components of English to learners of English as a new language. Asynchronous online learning assignments to be scheduled by instructor. Must be matriculated into TESOL:CR-ITI. By registering through the Rockland Teachers' Center, I authorize SUNY New Paltz to finalize my registration and process the payment of tuition and fees associated with this course.

12. Online:Home Language and Literacy Development of ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 12/9/2019 to 12/12/2019

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will explore the importance of home language on literacy development and learn how to foster this language. 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.

13. National Board Certification Support Cohort

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

Audience: National Board Candidates

Dates: 12/9/2019 to 3/16/2020

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This 15-hour course will provide support to new and renewal National Board Certification candidates in the 2019-2020 school year. During our sessions, we will unpack the National Board Standards, the Five Core Propositions of the National Board, and work to facilitate the submission of the National Board Components. It will cover the Foundations of the National Board process, preparation for Component One (the exam), building Component 2 (Differentiation for Students), Component 3 (Creating a Fair and Equitable Environment -- the video component), and Component 4 (Identifying and Addressing a Student Need and A Professional Need). We will outline and teach how to approach the forms, written commentary and reflective pieces in each component. Feedback will be provided on written responses, and peer collaboration will be incorporated to engage the cohort in a rich environment of professional collegiality and pedagogical development. Participants must attend all sessions and complete the evaluation in MyLearningPlan to complete the course. A separate writing institute is recommended for candidates in the Spring.

14. Introduction to Google Drawing

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

Audience: All

Dates: 12/10/2019

In this professional learning workshop you will learn how to use Google Drawing. Use features like Explore, Image Control, layering, and various other features to create an image. Google Drawing is a powerful tool that can be used to create a variety of things including: infographics, graphic organizers, creative pictures, and memes to name a few. (Chromebooks or Laptops)

15. Swivll Training

Audience: All

Dates: 12/10/2019

Location: Professional Development Room

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.

16. Canoli, Latkes and Guilt at Bergen PAC

Location: Bergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ) [map]

Dates: 12/11/2019

Steve Solomon is the author and star of the critically acclaimed show My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy. He's back with Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!" The Therapy Continues, Steve's newest project. Prepare to laugh, prepare to cry, and prepare to spend a wonderful side-splitting evening with Steve and his wacky family and friends. Wednesday, December 11 at 8:00 pm at Bergen PAC,30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631. Front mezz tickets are $39. We must have 10 people to run this show. Please register by November 1st.

17. Creating and Sustaining Enduring Principles and Educational Values in Schools and Classrooms - 3 Inservice Credits

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

Dates: 12/12/2019 to 1/31/2020

In his inaugural address in January 2009, President Obama talked about the "price and promise of citizenship." In this course, participants will develop lessons, skills and strategies to engage their students in a democratic learning process. Participants will lead their students to deeper understandings of the values of democratic principles set forth by our president; "hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism." Participants will think deeply about American schools and the purpose of education. While we consider larger societal issues, the instructor will facilitate applications from theories and wider issues that participants can utilize directly in their respective classrooms. This class is a call to action; to make our children not only better students, but better citizens. Required Readings: "Beyond Discipline", by Kohn, Aflie (2006); "The Pact", by Davis, Jenkins, & Hunt (2002). Formerly CMSV-CEGE 507-R01.

18. Holiday DooWop Vol II at Bergen PAC

Location: Bergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ) [map]

Dates: 12/14/2019

Celebrate the holidays in classic style when LAR Enterprises presents Holiday Doo Wop Vol. II featuring Lou Christie ("Lightning Strikes"), Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions ("Just to Be With You"), The Capris ("There's a Moon Out Tonight"), The Happenings ("See You in September"), Belmont Ave - A Tribute to Dion. Center mezz tickets are $59. Saturday, December 14 at 7 PM. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ. Registration deadline is August 20th. THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE TO RUN.

19. Online: Strengthening Home/School Communication

Audience: All

Dates: 12/16/2019 to 12/19/2019

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will learn how to build home language connections to increase second language acquisition. 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.

20. Book Club 12/18/19 AT KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

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

Dates: 12/18/2019

This month's selection is One Day In December by Josie Silver. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, December 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.

21. Create Interactive Digital Graphic Organizers & Worksheets

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

Audience: All

Dates: 12/18/2019

During this professional learning opportunity you will learn to utilize Google Slides in a unique way. Utilizing the Master View in Slides, you will create graphic organizers and interactive worksheets that you can distribute electronically to your students. Chromebooks or Laptops

22. Turn of the Century Fashion Exhibit & House Tour of Acorn Hall

Location: Acorn Hall (Morristown, NJ)

Dates: 12/19/2019

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Join us on a trip down memory lane as we tour the 30 winter garment exhibit spanning from the 1850's to the turn of the century. Following the fashion exhibit, join our docent for a holiday decorated house tour, and enjoy the stories that come with this lovely mansion. Following the tour, enjoy perusing and lunching on your own at one of the many restaurants in this charming town. TRANSPORTATION ON YOUR OWN! Thursday, December 19 at 11:00 at Acorn Hall, 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown, NJ. Fee is $11/21 nonmember.

23. Film Club on 12/20/19 at NANUET LIBRARY

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

Dates: 12/20/2019

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Join us to view and discuss the film "Home Alone" 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.

24. EDU 5026.01/Literacy in the Content Areas-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/2/2020 to 1/17/2020

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Learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels. This course runs from Jan. 2 through Jan. 17, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

25. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/2/2020 to 1/17/2020

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The online course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. This course runs Jan. 2 through Jan. 17, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

26. EDU 5371.03/Technology in Special Education

Location: Rockland BOCES (NY, NY)

Dates: 1/2/2020 to 1/17/2020

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This 2 credit course is intended to facilitate an understanding of how assistive technologies are used as well as how they function. The emphasis of this course is on determining appropriate technology supports that can be used to increase functioning of school age children with disabilities. The course covers the range of AT supports for children with learning disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling; access for children with physical disabilities; strategies for children with sensory impairments, and communication options for children with communication disorders. Additionally, we will discuss the legal mandates and funding issues pertaining to Assistive Technology. This course will require additional online hours. Required Texts: "What Really Works With Universal Design for Learning", by Corwin https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/what-really-works-with-universal-design-for-learning/book261998, and "Assistive Technologies in Special Education" 3rd Edition, Publisher Prufrock Press https://www.prufrock.com/Assistive-Technology-in-Special-Education-Resources-to-Support-Literacy-Communication-and-Learning-Differences-3rd-ed-P3123.aspx. Additional 7 hours online coursework will be required. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit.

27. Online: Co-Teaching (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

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

Location: Online Only

In this online course, participants will explore various tools to create an effective co-teaching learning environment, examine and comment on case studies and implement strategies to enhance student learning. We will share ideas on how co-teaching can improve program intensity and increase instructional options. At the conclusion of this class, you will have customized lesson plans that will provide a successful classroom environment for all students. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

28. EDU 5001.01/Apply Multisensory Phonics

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

Dates: 1/4/2020 to 1/14/2020

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Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit.

29. ONLINE: Social and Emotional Development in the Classroom(Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/14/2020

Location: Online

Research shows that integrating social and emotional learning into the curriculum leads to positive student outcomes. It reduces aggression and emotional distress among students, it increases positive interactions among students, it improves positive attitudes toward self and others and it also increases students' academic performance as well as college and career readiness. In this course, we will examine the 5 keys elements of social emotional learning and, after viewing various videos, we will discuss what that means to classroom culture and classroom management. This course will focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. At the end of the course, you will have a toolbox of specific strategies you can begin to use with your students. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

30. Online: Are You a Culturally Responsive Teacher? (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/10/2020

Location: Online only

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

31. Online: Strategies for Teaching ELLs

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/6/2020

Location: Online Only

This 5 week online course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English Language students using a variety of strategies. This course will include learning how to evaluate authentic ENL materials based on guidelines such as: culturally responsiveness, age-appropriateness, linguistic accessibility, diverse adaptations and learning English Language strategy games that increase language acquisition. Participants with explore the benefits of these ENL strategy games and learn how to adapt and integrate them into their personal teaching or classroom lessons. In addition, participants will explore strategies that include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension, the importance of vocabulary instruction, and how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. 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.

32. Online: The Mindful Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: All

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/16/2020

Location: Online Only

Helping students cultivate affective skills such as perseverance, emotional management, self motivation, and resilience are key to both their emotional well-being and their ability to engage reflectively with ideas and information. When teachers practice and model these skills, they can be more fully present and able to respond to their students' needs. "Studies show that grade school aged children who learn mindfulness and meditation are more focused and resilient," says Sarah McKay, an Oxford University trained neuroscientist and freelance science writer specializing in mind and brain. "It helps settle them down and improves concentration." This in turn allows for optimal student performance. For teachers, this means that in the midst of everything that goes on in a classroom, we remain aware of what's going on inside our minds and bodies, which can help us with our reactions to a situation and choose a kind and compassionate response. While the practice of mindfulness is never a "cure-all," research suggests that it is a powerful foundation upon which teachers can start to build their social-emotional skills and, in turn, improve their teaching. This course examines the historical and scientific research that has been done supporting the practice of mindfulness in education. Through reading, discussion and exercise, participants will explore how mindfulness can be used everyday with in and out of the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

33. Your Public Library - A Resource for Students and Teachers

Location: Haverstraw kings Daughter library (Garnerville, NY) - Community Room, Lower Level

Audience: Geared towards teachers in grades 4-12

Dates: 1/6/2020

Location: Community Room, Lower Level

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In this hands-on training you will learn what online databases are available free to all students in Rockland County through the Ramapo Catskills Library System. Expand your classroom resources as well! Please bring one or two topics to research and/or email subjects to estoller@rcls.org. Come with your own laptop or share one of those provided by the library. Geared towards teachers in grades 4-12. Elyse Stoller is a Children's Librarian at Haverstraw King's Daughter Public Library. This training is sponsored by Rockland Teachers' Center, Rockland Reading Council, and Haverstraw King's Daughter Public Library.
This online course is the required first course for the MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION and can be taken for CTLE. Two part registration: Register with RTCI MyLearningPlan first and then apply to Concordia College online. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Through sociological and historical analyses of education and schooling, students are challenged to compare and contrast educational systems across time and place, examine the role of schooling for political and social purposes, identify pertinent issues within the field, and investigate potential for learning outside of traditional classrooms. In exploring the field through multiple perspectives, students are ultimately positioned to question and analyze their own approaches towards the field. Course is accessible 24/7. Course dates are the beginning and end date.

35. Online: Conferring with Confidence: The Heart of Effective Reading and Writing Instruction (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

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

Dates: 1/10/2020 to 2/14/2020

Location: Online Only

Through collaboration and inquiry, participants will explore the conferring process and the effect that is has on classroom instruction and student engagement. Participants will work through each step involved in conferring in the classroom with a specific focus on the RIP model. Participants will identify and explore the protocol for effective feedback within an instructional setting. At the conclusion of this course, participants will display a knowledge and expertise of the structure of a conference, implications for classroom implementation and instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and that they can embed in their instructional practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

36. Online: Teaching the Exceptional Child: An Introduction to Special Education(Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 1/10/2020 to 2/14/2020

Location: Online only

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.

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

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

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 1/11/2020 to 1/25/2020

Location: Room 136

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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.

38. Online: Creating Independent Problem Solvers (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Specials Teachers and K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/13/2020 to 2/21/2020

Location: Online Only

Fostering deeper thinking and greater understanding promotes increased engagement in the classroom. In this online course, we will examine question formulation and exploration as key parts of the problem solving process. In the real world, students will not have access to all the information they need to solve problems - they will be required to sort, decipher and gather it themselves. As class participants, you will focus on all curriculum areas and explore the best problem solving practices in math. Authentic challenges will be introduced as we look at problem solving in action and how your students can think and problem solve outside of the textbooks. With the tools you provide them, students will be able to work out solutions to complex problems that will lead to enhanced student learning and increased student engagement. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

39. Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior - SRP Seminar

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

Audience: School related professionals, TAs

Dates: 1/14/2020

Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, such as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection, cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. 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.

40. EDU 5000.03/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

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

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This online introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. This course runs from Jan. 21 through May 8, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

41. EDU 5374.02/Curiculum and Methods Grades 5-12 General

Location: Online (online, ny)

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

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Explore curriculum approaches, teaching and assessment strategies, classroom management, and other critical issues in teaching at the middle childhood and adolescence levels. Become familiar with the ways in which middle and high schools function, both within their buildings and within their broader communities. Field experience required. This course runs from Jan. 21 through May 8, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

42. EDU 5490.01/Literacy Development in Grades 5-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

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

New
This online course prepares specialists to work collaboratively with content area and grade level teachers in grades 7-12. The content includes the analysis of the language demands of texts, the skills needed to read texts with advanced language and to identify and implement strategies to enable grade 7-12 students to meet those demands. Differentiation of instruction and the collaborative process are significant parts of the course. Field experience required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Only start and end dates are listed, please follow the dates listed on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

43. EDU 5108.01/Childhood Science Methods

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
Learn process skills and content for elementary science programs. Participate in direct, hands-on experiences as well as lecture and discussion. Develop a science unit. This course runs from Jan. 21 through May 5, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

44. EDU 5480.01/Literacy Methods Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course will allow students to acquire the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to guide the literacy development of young children. They will explore the developmental influences on preschool learning and examine the role of language in supporting literacy development and consider research-based early literacy activities and methods such as book reading, writing activities using invented spelling, storytelling, as well as other activities that foster phonemic awareness, print concepts, phonics skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Students will examine methods and materials to support literacy development. They will also consider the role of families in supporting the literacy development of young children. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

45. EDU 5613.01/Writing and Thinking 5-12

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/21/2020 to 4/28/2020

New
This on campus hybrid course offers the opportunity to develop an understanding of current research related to the teaching of writing and to apply the writing process in teaching writing in the middle or secondary classroom, including topic selection, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing, and publishing. Other topics include responding to and assessing student writing; writing in various genres and about various subjects; motivating students to write; sharing model texts for writers craft as read alouds, including multicultural texts; management of writing workshops; and, consideration of sociocultural and gender perspectives. Additional online hours required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates listed on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

46. EDU 5112.01/Childhood Social Studies Methods

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course will focus on the integration of elementary school social studies and fine arts in an interdisciplinary teaching context. This course runs from Jan. 21 through May 5, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

47. EDU 5377.01/Science Methods Grades 5-12

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
Explore approaches to assessment, curriculum planning and instruction at the middle childhood and adolescence levels for Science education. Learn to use technology (including assistive technology) as well as a broad range of teaching methods and materials that will allow middle childhood and adolescent students within the full range of abilities to master the learning standards for Science. Field experience required. This course runs from Jan. 21 through May 5, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

48. EDU 5407.01/English Curriculum and Methodology in Middle Childhood/Adolescence

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/21/2020 to 4/28/2020

New
This on campus hybrid course will explore approaches to assessment, curriculum planning and instruction at the middle childhood and adolescence levels for English education. Learn to use technology (including assistive technology) as well as a broad range of teaching methods and materials that will allow middle childhood and adolescent students within the full range of abilities to master the learning standards for English. Field experience required. Additional online hours required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates listed on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

49. EDU 5411.01/Social Studies Curriculum and Management

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course will explore approaches to assessment, curriculum planning and instruction at the middle childhood and adolescence levels for Social Studies education. Learn to use technology (including assistive technology) as well as a broad range of teaching methods and materials that will allow middle childhood and adolescent students within the full range of abilities to master the learning standards for Social Studies. Field experience required. This course runs from Jan. 23 through May 7, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

50. EDU 5460.01/Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health and ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans, develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Field experience required. This course runs from Jan. 21 through May 5, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

51. EDU 5083.02/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course is designed to provide an intensive study of the assessment process as it relates to the special education teacher. Students will learn the purpose of assessment, measurement concepts and technical adequacy and experience how to administer and interpret test data. Students will explore ways to communicate assessment information and assessment issues related to I.D.E.A. The focus will be on a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will prepare a final report dealing with a comprehensive assessment to include the creation of an I.E.P. for a student with a disability. As part of a formative process, the required portfolio will be reviewed as part of the course. Field experience required. This course runs from Jan. 22 through May 6, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

52. EDU 5550.01/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidates sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of disability, laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. The course participant will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or develop a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life, for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and education of vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The purpose of the course is also to make students more aware of their social responsibility and the need to continue as life long learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. This course is for fully matriculated students only. This course runs from Jan. 22 through May 6, 2020. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

53. 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

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.

54. EDU 5088.02/Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education at the Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescent levels. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP/IFSP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. The importance of developing collaborative relationships with parents and family members for enhancing student learning and addressing students? exceptional needs will be a significant component of the course. This course runs from Jan. 22 through May 6, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

55. EDU 5550.02/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidates sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of disability, laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. The course participant will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or develop a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life, for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and education of vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The purpose of the course is also to make students more aware of their social responsibility and the need to continue as life long learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. This course is for fully matriculated students only. This course runs from Jan. 22 through May 6, 2020. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

56. EDU 5108.02/Childhood Science Methods

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
In this on campus course you will learn process skills and content for elementary science programs. Participate in direct, hands-on experiences as well as lecture and discussion. Develop a science unit. This course runs from Jan. 23 through May 7, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

57. EDU 5298.01/Early Childhood Inclusive Strategies

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course will explore historical antecedents to early childhood education and trace their influences on contemporary inclusive classrooms. This course will examine instructional programs and practices to include classroom management techniques, designed to provide a challenging learning environment to children with diverse learning characteristics. The course will address the special needs of ELLs and children from different cultural settings. Collaborative models will be discussed. An Individual Family Service Plan will be designed. Field experience required. This course runs from Jan. 23 through May 7, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

58. EDU 5550.03/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidates sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of disability, laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. The course participant will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or develop a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life, for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and education of vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The purpose of the course is also to make students more aware of their social responsibility and the need to continue as life long learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. This course is for fully matriculated students only. This course runs from Jan. 23 through May 7, 2020. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

59. 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

Wait List
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.

60. EDU 5083.01/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
This on campus course is designed to provide an intensive study of the assessment process as it relates to the special education teacher. Students will learn the purpose of assessment, measurement concepts and technical adequacy and experience how to administer and interpret test data. Students will explore ways to communicate assessment information and assessment issues related to I.D.E.A. The focus will be on a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will prepare a final report dealing with a comprehensive assessment to include the creation of an I.E.P. for a student with a disability. As part of a formative process, the required portfolio will be reviewed as part of the course. Field experience required. This course runs from Jan. 23 through May 7, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

61. EDU 5573.01/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

New
The focus of this on campus course is to develop an understanding of autism spectrum disorders as well as other low incidence disabilities and acquiring effective pre-academic, academic and social interventions to help students learn and participate fully in the classroom. The course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, from early childhood through the school age years, the identification and etiology , and best practices in programs and services for students identified with ASD's, as well as other low incidence disabilities. This course runs from Jan. 23 through May 7, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

62. EDU 5032.02/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/25/2020 to 2/29/2020

New
The on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. This course runs from Jan. 25 through May 7, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

63. 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

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.

64. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 5/4/2020

New
This on campus introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. This course runs from Jan. 27 through May 4, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

65. EDU 5402.01/Language, Literacy, and Culture B-6 - Hybrid

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 4/27/2020

New
This on campus course will introduce candidates to a sociocultural perspective of language acquisition and development and will examine ways in which oral language ability supports learning. This class will consider the social and cultural dimensions of literacy practices among diverse students. Specifically, this course will focus on the practices of students of different abilities and students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course runs from Jan. 27 through May 4, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

66. EDU 5406.01/Language, Literacy, and Culture 5-12 - Hybrid

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 4/27/2020

New
This course will introduce candidates to a sociocultural perspective of language acquisition and development and will examine ways in which oral language ability supports learning. This class will consider the social and cultural dimensions of literacy practices among diverse students. Specifically, this course will focus on the practices of students of different abilities and students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course runs from Jan. 27 through May 4, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

67. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 5/4/2020

New
The on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. This course runs from Jan. 27 through May 4, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

68. EDU 5380.01/Curriculum, Management, and Assessment-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 5/4/2020

New
This on campus course will explore ways for childhood educators to develop curricula, plan and implement instruction within the full range of students' abilities in a role as an apprentice in a school setting. Develop methods for assessing student learning. Examine the application of research as a method for gathering data, planning and assessment toward instruction improvement and student performance. Field experience required. This course runs from Jan. 27 through May 4, 2020. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

69. 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 .

70. 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,

71. EDU 5083.03/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems-Rockland

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

Dates: 1/30/2020 to 5/14/2020

New
This course examines the construction, use, and interpretation of clinical and educational measurements used to assess learning. The course familiarizes students with the foundations of multidisciplinary assessment used to determine eligibility for special education services. Basic descriptive statistics, prescriptive teaching and the diagnostic-remediation process are examined with emphasis on individual assessment. Components of functional assessment, alternate assessments, and classroom assessment are incorporated. Required Textbook: "Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach", 4th ed., by Pierangelo, R. & Giuliani, G., 2009, Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Requires 15 hours observation. If you plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

72. 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.

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

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

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

Location: Online Only

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.

74. EDU 5108.03/Childhood Science-Rockland

Location: James A. Farley Elementary School (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 2/3/2020 to 4/6/2020

New
This course provides students with the theories and methods of teaching, learning and assessing science and technology in elementary school. It is both practical and theoretical and holds the belief that all teaching methods and practices are rooted in theory. Building on this foundation, students will engage in dialogue, investigation, analysis, and reflection in order to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of science, scientific inquiry and how to develop an elementary school science curriculum. Students are expected to refresh their content knowledge in the physical and biological sciences. This course will also address the move towards Next Generation Science Standards and Practices. Required Texts: Bass, J.E., Contant, T.L. & Carin, A.A. (2009). "Teaching Science as Inquiry", Boston: Pearson. If you plan to take this course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering for current details to availability. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snowdate if necessary will be April 27, 2020.

75. Holocaust by Bullets Program at Holocaust Museum @ RCC

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

Dates: 2/4/2020

New
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.

76. EDU 5380.02/Curriculum, Management, and Assessment-Rockland

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

Dates: 2/4/2020 to 4/7/2020

New
This course explores the way childhood educators develop curricula, and implement instruction within a full range of students' interests, motivations and capabilities. It focuses on evaluation of existing curricula, including emerging trends and issues; educational assessment of students; formation and implementation of educational, instructional and behavioral goals; and the creation of positive learning environments. This exploration will include examining and experiencing the relationship between your beliefs and philosophies as a teacher and the choices you make regarding curriculum development, effective instruction, and assessment. If you plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date will be April 21, 2020.

77. EDU 5402.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture B-6-Rockland

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

Dates: 2/4/2020 to 4/7/2020

New
This course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing stratgeies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural persepctive of language acquisition and development, and the ways in which oral language ability supports learning. The influence of culture on language and literacy development will be examined and students will participate in engagements designed to be "associational bridges" (Gee, 2002) that potentially span Discourses. The class format will include lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations. Students will be evaluated on class participation and several assignments and presentations. The course is supported by a BlackBoard page which features links to the materials related to the class, including electronic copies of the syllabus and in-class handouts, links to BB and other websites, and an electronic discussion board as well as course email. We will use this course management tool extensively. Required Texts: "Social linguistics and literacies: Ideology in Discourses" 5th Edition. New York: Routledge, by Gee, J. P. (2015). ISBN; 978-1138853867 and "Con Respeto: Bridging the distance between culturally diverse families and schools", New York: Teachers College Press, by Valdez, G. (1996). ISBN: 978-0807735268. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snowdate if needed will be April 21, 2020.

78. EDU 5406.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture 5-12-Rockland

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

Dates: 2/4/2020 to 4/7/2020

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This course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing stratgeies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural persepctive of language acquisition and development, and the ways in which oral language ability supports learning. The influence of culture on language and literacy development will be examined and students will participate in engagements designed to be "associational bridges" (Gee, 2002) that potentially span Discourses. The class format will include lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations. Students will be evaluated on class participation and several assignments and presentations. The course is supported by a BlackBoard page which features links to the materials related to the class, including electronic copies of the syllabus and in-class handouts, links to BB and other websites, and an electronic discussion board as well as course email. We will use this course management tool extensively. Required Texts: "Social linguistics and literacies: Ideology in Discourses"5th Edition. New York: Routledge, by Gee, J. P. (2015). ISBN; 978-1138853867 and "Con Respeto: Bridging the distance between culturally diverse families and schools", New York: Teachers College Press, by Valdez, G. (1996). ISBN: 978-0807735268. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snowdate if needed will be April 21, 2020.

79. EDU 5460.02/Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II-Rockland

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

Dates: 2/5/2020 to 4/22/2020

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Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler, and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of the inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Required Texts: "Early Childhood Education" K., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Roundtree Henderson, W., and Valero- Kerrick A. (2014), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd. and "Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor" , by Mindes, Gayle (2014), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Ed. If you plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date is April 29, 2020.

80. 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.

81. 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 and MHA of Rockland. Lunch is included. This is the adult version of Youth Mental Health First Aid. Please note: Approximately 6 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.

82. 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.

83. 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.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. 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.

87. 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 .

88. 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.

89. 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. A minimum of 15 is required.

90. National Board Certification Writing Workshop

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

Audience: All

Dates: 3/7/2020

Location: Library

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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.
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.

92. Online: Students at the Center of Learning (Offered by the Westchester TC Institut

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 3/16/2020 to 4/24/2020

Location: Online Only

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.

93. 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 to gain a new appreciation of the struggles a student faces when they suffer a concussion. The presentation serves a dual purpose. First educators 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.

94. 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.

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

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

Audience: All

Dates: 3/25/2020

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,

96. 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 .

97. Online: Cyberbullying and Safety in the Net (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 5/14/2020

Location: Online Only

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.

98. 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.

99. Online: Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching

Audience: All

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

Location: Online Only

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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.

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

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

Dates: 4/26/2020

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"Neil Simon will once more set the town laughing."½½½ - 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.