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1. Implicit Bias 101 - Virtual

Audience: All

Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/6/2020

Location: Virtual

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Participants will receive an overview of implicit bias research and key findings. This training includes dialogue regarding the dangers of a single story, the importance of courageous conversation, racial anxiety and colorism and will include an overview of national, industry-specific data disaggregated by race and gender. This training will include a discussion of implicit bias from the target's perspective and the impact of implicit bias in the classroom. You must attend both days to receive CTLE. Dr. Alexandria A. Connally is Director of Equity, Inclusion & Innovation, Nyack Public Schools. A minimum of 10 is required.
This course is FREE to consortium members. In For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education, Christopher Emdin provides a pragmatic approach for all teachers of urban youth, white or not, to enact change in the classroom and advocate for transformation at all levels. The advice in this book applies to anyone teaching students from a cultural background not their own. In this book study, we will discuss Christopher Emdin's Reality Pedagogy and how it applies to all classrooms and schools. We will gain strategies for restructuring classroom and schools to foster deeper student engagement. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS

3. Online: Celebrating Indigenous Language through utilizing Google Earth in the ENL Classroom

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/13/2020

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Using the Google Earth tour Celebrating Indigenous Languages, participants will explore Indigenous languages around the world, some of which are at risk of disappearing. Participants will learn about the importance of language revitalization from the unique stories and perspectives of those who speak the world's Indigenous languages. Participants will also Explore how to utilize Google Earth in the ENL 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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.

4. Suicide Safety for Schools - Zoom

Dates: 8/13/2020

Location: Virtual

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This training offers the following goals in prevention and awareness:

• To review the importance of suicide prevention

• Describe characteristics of at-risk students

• Outline your critical but limited role

• Clarify your building referral process

• Identify school and community resources

• Talking about suicide in the classroom

• What every teacher should know
• Understanding protective factors

• Understanding a "warm hand-off"
Co-sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

5. Costume Design: Movie Magic NOT FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 8/18/2020

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Costuming is a vital but oftentimes overlooked aspect of amazing filmmaking. Let's take a look at some movies and see how the costuming added so much to their stories. Ahead of our discussion, watch the following 26 minute video on youtube: Epic Movie Costumes, 26 minutes. https://youtu.be/U7a3Qey9lUE Survey 10 women's epic movie costumes from the last century featuring iconic costume designs ranging from the 1930s to the 1990s by some of Hollywood's greatest talents. Together we will watch and discuss 2 short videos. Tuesday, August 18 at 11:30. Please register by Thursday, August 13 to receive the Zoom link in a timely manner.

6. Zoom Book Club 8/19/20

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 8/19/2020

This month's selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen. Our facilitator,Candace, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Wednesday, August 19 at 11:00. from 11::-1:00.
New digital technologies attract some photographers, but many of today's most inspired practitioners explore new ways of working with age-old photography techniques while others actively engage their art historical predecessors. Join Merrily for part-two of our lively interactive discussion about contemporary photographic practice and find out how photography's history is leading to its future. Friday, August 21 at 10:30. Please sign up by Monday, August 17 to receive the Zoom link in a timely fashion.

8. How Nature Effects our Health NOT FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 8/25/2020

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Please join us to learn about how nature effects our health. Our speaker is Anne Meore, Garden Projects coordinator for Bon Secours. She holds an advance degree in Guidance Counseling, an MSW in social work and a certificate in Horticultural Therapy from NY Botanical Gardens. Tuesday, August 25 at 11:00. Please register by August 18th to get the Zoom link on time.

9. Body Language Shapes Who You are NOT FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 8/26/2020

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Join us for a fascinating look at nonverbal language and its implications. Prior to the discussion please watch the following TWO 20 minute videos on Tedtalk by experts in the field of nonverbal communication: Your body language May Shape Who You Are by Amy Cuddy https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_may_shape_who_you_are?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tedspread Body Language Expert Keynote Mark Bowden at TEDx Toronto - The Importance Of Being Inauthentic https://youtu.be/rk_SMBIW1mg?list=TLPQMDIwODIwMjApCAblUQ37gQ. Discover what's behind your body language and how you can change it. Wednesdday, August 26 at 11:30. Please sign up by Friday, August 21 to receive the Zoom link in a timely manner.

10. Professional Development Mentor Program, 9:00am - 3:30 August 27, November and March Dates TBD 4:00pm - 6:00pm (EWTC)

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

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 8/27/2020 to 3/25/2021

Location: Room TBD

Whether you are currently a mentor teacher or would like to serve in this role in the future, this year-long program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a skilled mentor. We will examine attitudes, skills, and components of a successful program and focus on teacher development, including how to guide, support, and nurture novice teachers. This course is only open to teachers from the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center and the Teacher Center of Central Westchester. In addition to the summer seminar, there will be two follow up meetings, one in the Fall and one in the Spring (dates to be determined at the first session on 8/27) from 4-6pm. There will be an additional 5 hours of course work completed online. YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR EVERY IN-PERSON SESSION AND COMPLETE ALL ONLINE COURSEWORK IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE.

11. SED 573-96/Teaching English as a New Language I

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

Dates: 8/29/2020 to 10/3/2020

Examination of methods, materials, and assessment for teaching English as a new language at the elementary (P-6) level. Includes differentiation of instruction for learners of English as a new language at different proficiency levels. Focus on teaching language modalities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), second language acquisition, and multicultural perspectives. Must be matriculated into CR-ITI. This is a hybrid class.

12. Online: Engagement and Empathy in the Virtual Classroom, September 1 - October 6, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: All

Dates: 9/1/2020 to 10/6/2020

Location: Online Only

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During these unprecedented times, teachers are being asked to assume the role of Virtual Educator. Since this is, for many, including teachers, students and parents a new way of teaching, it is important to have the requisite tools to effectively engage students. This course will explore how to create virtual groups to host morning meetings and how to teach online in a meaningful way. We will learn about screen overload and social and emotional learning disconnect and how teachers and parents can recognize the signs. We will look at a myriad of google classroom strategies, live zoom and google meet activities and apps that can help teachers and parents support the students. At the end of the course, participants will have numerous strategies, classroom activities and online assessment tools to effectively teach in a remote environment. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
What's the story behind such monuments and why do we continue to struggle with the legacy of the Civil War? Join us for a spirited discussion on this timely topic. Please watch the following videos on Youtube prior to attending this class: Stone Ghosts: A Journey Through The Confederate South, From Charlottesville To Selma | NBC News, 27 minutes, 2018 https://youtu.be/K7AHm6Az_Ss Why America is Wrestling with Confederate Monuments, 13 min. 2017 Charlotteville https://youtu.be/eNQ8F72Olh0 Wednesday, September 2 at 11:30. Please sign up by Wednesday, September 26 to receive the Zoom link in a timely manner.

14. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/18/2020

This 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, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. This fully online course will run on from Sept. 8-Dec. 18, 2020. Please follow dates specified on.

15. EDU 5490.01/Teaching Literacy skills Grades 7-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/18/2020

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 would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. This fully online course will run on Sept. 8-Dec. 18, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

16. EDU 5323.01/The Integrated Curriculum ECE I

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/15/2020

This on campus course will examine the evolving early childhood curriculum. Focus on the design of curricula that integrate language arts, mathematics, science, instructional and assistive technology, and expressive arts in a holistic framework. Examine numerous research-validated instructional strategies for teaching students with the full range of abilities. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Tuesday from Sept. 8-Dec. 15, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

17. Manhattanville EDU 5550.04/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/15/2020

This 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.

18. EDU 5452.01/Strategies for Teaching Young

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/18/2020

This on campus course will focus upon the application of theories of teaching and behavioral guidance to practice in the inclusive early childhood classroom. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts and principles and shown how they may be integrated into the early childhood classroom by the use of specific methods and strategies, including techniques for addressing the needs of English-language learners and children from different cultural settings. Topics include classroom organization, planning, instructional methods, instructional materials, grouping for instruction, teaching style, child guidance , management techniques. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run Tuesdays Sept. 9 through Dec. 18, 2020.

19. EDU 5032.01/Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

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

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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. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Wednesdays from Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

20. EDPD 5015.01/Developing Curricular Goals, instructional Alignment, and Formative Assessment

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

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 11/4/2020

Participants will develop a thorough understanding of instructional strategies that meet the needs of all learners. Participants will work collaboratively to develop strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." This quote from Carol Ann Tomlinson will serve as a guiding principal of the course. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of all students. Specifically, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Participants will develop the "big ideas" associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction), and product (assessment). Required Readings: Tomlinson, C. A. (2017). How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: ASCD. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 566-R01. If you plan to take this course for Graduate credit, please contact Joleen at jmurray@rockteach.org for directions on registering with the college.

21. EDU 5393.04/Foundations of Special Education

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

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

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the teacher-candidate more aware of federal and state special education laws which provide for the identification of individuals with disabilities, the process of determining entitlements to special education services, and the models of teaching that provide for educating the child in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the umbrella of IDEA and NCLB. The importance of inclusive education and the use of Response to Intervention (RtI) are also addressed. The course provides an overview of theories, diagnostic procedures, and remedial teaching strategies which address students with the broad spectrum of ELNs including: learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, and low incidence disabilities (deaf/hearing impaired, blind/visually impaired). In addition, the course will address the special needs of ELLs and students from different cultural milieus in accessing the school curriculum. Further, teacher candidates learn about effective practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration with peers, individualizing instruction, and applying interventions to address student and classroom management needs. Fifteen hours of field experience in diverse settings is an integral component of the course in order to assist the course participant in linking the classroom didactic with life experiences in the schools and agencies providing education and intervention.

22. EDU 5432.01/EDU 5431.01 - Student Teaching Seminar

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

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

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Develop your teaching skills in a full-time, twelve-week, supervised student teaching experience. Fulfill your requirements for New York State initial certification. For fully matriculated Manhattanville Students only. This course will run online on the same dates and times scheduled for the course.

23. EDU 5550.01/Research in Literacy and Special Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 9/16/2020

This on campus course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidate's sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of the disability laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. Course participants 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 a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and eduation 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. Literacy/Special Education dual candidates will conduct the research project in an area relating to teaching literacy to students with special needs. Open to matriculated student only.

24. EDU 5374.02/Curriculum and Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence Ed

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/17/2020

This on campus course will 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. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Thursdays from Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

25. EDPD 5013.01/Digital Tools to Support Meaningful Learning

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

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 11/5/2020

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Educators and support staff will become experts on using digital tools to communicate, create, collaborate and assess students. Participants will gain an understanding of Internet tools to create online resources, screencasting, assessments, online portfolios, and communication options for students and parents, and how to maximize the learning environment to reach students through different learning mediums. No textbook is required for this course. Critical reading of assigned articles and supplementary materials is embedded throughout the course. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Due to the current pandemic, this course will run synchronously online. Final projects and reflections due by Nov. 5, 2020.

26. EDPD 5030.01/Teaching and the Change Process

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

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 11/5/2020

Teaching is change; learning is change. Merriam-Webster.com defines change as "to give a different position, course or direction to" and "to make different in some particular manner." Learning is the ability to "solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well." (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Teachers, then, facilitate learning experiences by teaching students to think innovatively about change and the problem solving process. Each minute, period, day, month and year, teachers are required to create and sustain changes in their students and their teaching. This change is manifested in such educational terms as curriculum mapping, formative assessment, response to intervention (RTI) and differentiated instruction. In this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to facilitate change in their teaching and in student learning. Participants will learn how to: identify challenges, develop ownership, write SMART goals, craft plans/lessons, facilitate student "buy-in", and formatively assess student work. This change process will not only assist teachers in developing a "Habit of Mind" but impact student learning in their classrooms in real time. Participants will be expected to apply and reflect upon course material on a weekly basis through on-line correspondence and ongoing communication with other course participants. Required Readings: Kotter, J. and Rathgeber, H. (2016). Our Iceberg is Melting. New York: Penguin Random House. Johnson, S. (1999). Who Moved My Cheese (2nd ed.). New York: Vermillion. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 508-R01. If you are interested in this course for graduate credit and don't have an account set up with Manhattanville please contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for more info.

27. EDU 5426.01/EDU 5428.01/EDU 5427.01/EDU 5563.01 - Student Teaching Seminar

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

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/17/2020

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This course consists of required fieldwork in special education as well as a weekly seminar. The seminar is designed to encourage students to ask questions, discuss issues and share feelings as well as gain further information and skills to enhance their teaching. The focus of student teaching is to help students become reflective teachers who can use self-evaluation to guide their decision-making and problem solving. The final portfolio will be submitted. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only. This course will meet online during the regularly scheduled meeting times.

28. EDU 5083.01/Assessment of Students with Learning Disabilities

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/17/2020

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. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course runs from 9/8 to 12/18/20.
This on campus course will focus on the sociological and academic factors that have resulted in the creation of the modern middle school concept. The course will emphasize how active learning, team structures, and lesson design can support the social, emotional and intellectual development of students in the middle grades. We will develop strategies for motivation, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. We will also explore how to create a collaborative environment among students, colleagues, and parents and examine the effects of state standards and mandated testing. Students are expected to be active participants in the conception and creation of lessons. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Thursdays from Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

30. ENE 5005.01/Literature for Adolescents

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/3/2020

This on campus hybrid course is designed to introduce students to literature commonly taught in middle and high school classes. The readings will give students an opportunity to explore works that speak to the developmental and psychological needs of young adults. Through recent publications as well as classics of literature, we will examine the history of young adult literature and the social and literary movements that have influenced it. Because they depict conditions and experiences familiar to middle and high school students, these works are frequently included in the secondary school teaching canon. The readings are selected to be representative of genre and theme and reflective of reading levels from 6th grade through 12th. Most importantly, students will develop criteria for selecting literature for the classroom and become actively involved in creating strategies for effective instruction. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org. Additional college tuition fees will be incurred.

31. EDU 5032.02/Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/12/2020 to 10/10/2020

This 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.If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Hybrid online course will run on three Saturdays with the rest online Sept. 12 through Dec. 18th. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

32. Manhattanville EDU 5077.02/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 11/23/2020

The course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavioral problems. The focus will be on remediation, program development, compensatory techniques and social adjustment. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

33. Manhattanville EDU 5083.03/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

This 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. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

34. Manhattanville EDU 5088.02/Introduction to Students with Learning Disabilities

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 11/23/2020

This 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. Requires 12 hours observation. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

35. LED 755-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulties, B-6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

Under supervision in a clinically-rich setting, each candidate assesses, designs an intervention plan, and adjusts instruction based on progress monitoring data for a child in grades K-6 with literacy difficulties. This course is only open to matriculated New Paltz students.

36. LED 756-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulties, 5-12

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

Under supervision in a clinically-rich setting, each candidate assesses, designs an intervention plan, and adjusts instruction based on progress monitoring data for a child in grades 5-12 with literacy difficulties. This course is only open to matriculated New Paltz students.

37. EDU 5013.01/Math for the Learning Disabled Student

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

This on campus course is for both regular and special educators, and will explore topics in understanding the nature of math disabilities, construction and administering assessment instruments, developing instructional strategies and materials, evaluating the results of instruction, and managing the classroom. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Mondays from Sept. 14-Dec. 14, 2020. Please follow dates specified on.

38. EDPD 5010.01/Cultivating Habits of Mind: Transforming Teacher and Student Mindsets to Improve Learning

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

Dates: 9/15/2020 to 11/17/2020

Based upon the works of authors Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick, participants will learn and apply instructional practices to cultivate the "habits of mind" needed to be a successful student and citizen. These practices will assist teachers in not only teaching academic material but also instruct students in matters pertaining to social skills. The Habits of Mind include: persisting, managing impulsivity, listening with understanding and empathy, thinking flexibly, questioning and problem posing, gathering data through all senses, taking reasonable risks, finding humor, thinking interdependently and remaining open to continuous learning. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to develop these habits of mind. This topic is pertinent in all aspects of education; all educators have a shared responsibility to build powerful, life-long "habits of mind" with and for our students. Required Readings: Costa, A. and Kallick, B. (2008). Learning and leading with habits of mind: 16 characteristics for success. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 649-R01. If you are interested in this course for graduate credit and don't have an account set up with Manhattanville please contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for more info.

39. LED 753-95/Workshop in Understanding Literacy Difficulties

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

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

Following a developmental approach, literacy candidates will explore potential difficulties in the reading and writing acquisition process. Include in-depth analysis of the phonological, orthographic, and morphological structures of English. This course meets in North Rockland High School with registration through the Rockland Teachers' Center. Please Contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers' Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

40. Manhattanville EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

The focus of this course is a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management. Major theories will be examined along with an analysis of the impact of school and student culture on classroom learning and interactions. The organization of the classroom environment will be explored with a focus on how the environment meets the needs of diverse learners. School interventions discussed will include Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS), Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Methods and techniques of effective classroom management will be explored through readings, writing, presentations and small group work. Requires 14 hours of observations. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

41. Manhattanville EDU 5402.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture B-6

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

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 would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

42. Manhattanville EDU 5406.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture 5-12

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

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.

43. LED 528-95/Literacy and Language Learners

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

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

Students engage with issues around developing literacy in a second language. Students explore theories of second language acquisition, ways to modify assessment and remediation based on students' first language, and culturally responsive approaches to instruction. This course meets in North Rockland High School with registration through the Rockland Teachers' Center. Please Contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers' Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

44. Online: New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, September 28 - October 16, 2020 (EWTC)

Audience: K-12 Educators in All Areas

Dates: 9/28/2020 to 10/16/2020

Location: Online Only

This course is FREE to consortium members. "The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change; and contribute to individual student engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through the cultivation of critical thinking." (New York State Education Department) This workshop will introduce this framework to participants and have them think about ways to provide appropriate support and services to educate all students effectively and equitably while promoting positive student outcomes.

45. Supporting Students in the Classroom - Return to Learn after a Concussion - Virtual Training

Audience: Intended audience: Nurses, Principals, Assistant Principals, Central office Staff, Athletic Directors

Dates: 9/30/2020

Location: Virtual Training

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

46. EDPD 5025.01/Taking a Constructivist Approach to Teaching

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

Dates: 10/1/2020 to 12/3/2020

As educators, we expect students our students to "solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well." (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Participants will analyze the effects of effective teaching upon student performance in relation to the criterion above. This course will enable participants to develop instructional activities to actively engage students in the learning process and assist students in the development of self-assessment or "metacognitition." Participants will learn how to incorporate research-based methods and techniques in order to achieve a balance between conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge. Participants will develop the tools necessary to create this "balanced approach" to teaching all content areas. Teachers will develop strategies to assist students in "constructing" content knowledge as part of a "meaning-making" process. Required Readings: Garner, B. (2007). Getting to Got It. Alexandria, VA: ASCD; Gagnon, G. and Collay, M. (2006). Designing for Learning: Six Elements in Constructivist Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.Final projects and reflections due online on Dec. 3, 2020. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 597-R01. If you are interested in this course for graduate credit and don't have an account set up with Manhattanville please contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for more info.

47. EDU 5018.01/Using Technology to Engage and Inspire Diverse Learners (Differentiating with Technology)

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

Dates: 10/1/2020 to 12/3/2020

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Technology can increase teachers' capacity to support the learning of individual students with wide differences in their abilities to see, hear, speak, move, read, write, understand English, attend, organize, engage and remember. To do this efficiently and effectively technology should be carefully selected, purposeful planned and thoughtful implemented. Not all technology is useful for all students. Required Text(s): "Integrating Technology in the Classroom: Tools to meet the needs of every student”, by Hamilton, Boni. (2018) (2nd Ed.) Washington DC: International Society of Technology in Education; "How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms”, by Tomlinson, Carol Ann, (2017), Alexandria, VA, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Due to the current pandemic, this course will run synchronously online. Final projects and reflections due by Dec. 3, 2020.

48. Online: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools, October 5 - November 13, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 11/13/2020

Location: Online Only

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

49. ONLINE: Social and Emotional Development in the Classroom, October 5 - November 8, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 11/8/2020

Location: Online

Social and emotional learning, when embedded in the classroom (and in the school) curriculum, can have many positive student outcomes. It can reduce aggression and emotional distress among students, can increase collaborative classroom interactions, can improve self confidence and can lead to improved student learning. We will examine the five (5) keys to social emotional learning and look at how it translates to the classroom culture and to classroom management. We will view videos, read articles and explore various strategies that will work with our students. We will focus on self and social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision making and how we can apply best practices in our classrooms. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

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

Audience: All

Dates: 10/7/2020 to 11/18/2020

Location: Online Only

In this 15 hour online course, 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. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community. Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice.. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning. "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

51. Online: Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom

Audience: All

Dates: 10/7/2020 to 11/18/2020

Location: Online Only

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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 pre writing 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 a 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. This Course is available 24/7.

52. Online: Designing Online Instruction

Audience: All

Dates: 10/7/2020 to 11/18/2020

Location: Online

This 15-hour course, Designing Online Instruction, prepares teachers to design online training modules that address unique target audiences. Course participants will be guided through the process of defining goals and objectives aligned to standards; selecting instructional materials; designing activities and assessments; to create a dynamic online learning experience. Participants will learn how to navigate the development tools in a learning management system (LMS) in order to create and evaluate engaging online learning opportunities. At the completion of this course participants will have created a 5-6 hour module of instruction that is dynamic, engaging and goal-driven.

53. Zoom - How to Successfully Pass the Civil Service Exam - Clerical

Audience: All

Dates: 10/14/2020

Location: Zoom - Online

This seminar will review the procedures to apply for a Civil Service Exam. Participants will have an opportunity to practice answering sample civil service questions, as well as engage in some discourse around each question, and learn tips to successfully pass the exam. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 10 is required. Please note: This date may change if Clerical Exams are not allowed under NYS Pandemic guidelines.

54. Online: Technology Generation, October 19 - November 30, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: All

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/30/2020

Location: Online Only

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In this online course, we will explore the most recent advancements in technology including google classroom tools and how it can be seamlessly integrated into the classroom curriculum. We will create internet rules for students and parents that will serve as a guideline for safe practices as well as design ways to use social media in our teaching that will include interactive sites like Instagram, Twitter, Google Earth and TikTok and how to create Google slides as we focus on flipped learning strategies. Participants will examine Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and create student centered learning experiences that focus on their specific content areas. At the end of the course, teachers will have a number of classroom lesson plans that will make learning engaging and concrete for our students.

55. EDPD 5020.01/The Power of Formative Assessment

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

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 12/10/2020

As a result of this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to formatively assess student learning. "Anyone who has ever played or coached a team sport understands the basic idea that ongoing assessment and adjustment are the keys to improved performance." (McTighe, 2007) In this course, participants will engage in the process of ongoing assessment, feedback, reflection, revision and instruction. Participants will develop what Charlotte Danielson (2006) calls a "Habit of Mind" in which student assessments guide teacher instruction. The book Checking for Understanding by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey will be the guiding text. Course expectations include taking ideas from individual research, small group online discussions and whole group sessions to put ideas into action. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. Required Readings: Fisher, D. and Frey, N. (2014). "Checking for Understanding" (2nd ed.).Thousand Oaks, CA: ASCD.; Schmoker, M. (2006). "Results Now". Thousand Oaks, CA: ASCD. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 532-R01. If you are interested in this course for graduate credit and don't have an account set up with Manhattanville please contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for more info.

56. Virtual - Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Language Learners Who Experience Trauma for SRP's

Audience: For Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals.

Dates: 10/28/2020

Location: Online

Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Language Learners Who Experience Trauma for SRPs - Virtual This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Many of our recently-arrived ELLs present with traumatic stressors most educators have not dealt with before. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. This seminar is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT-ELT.

57. How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture

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

Dates: 11/17/2020 to 1/26/2021

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.
This seminar is designed to help educate students who will be living in a world of diverse communities. It will promote awareness of global differences while identifying shared values. It encourages the understanding of one's own culture as the doorway to understanding other cultures.This training is designed for SRPs' with 1-4 years of experience. This SRP session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 10 is required.

59. Principles in Action

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

Dates: 11/19/2020 to 2/4/2021

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.

60. Virtual - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs for SRPs

Audience: For Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals.

Dates: 12/2/2020

Location: Online

Many SRPs work with English Language Learners on a daily basis. The seminar helps SRPs to understand the NYS regulations for identifying and providing services to English Language Learners (ELLs), examine cultural factors that affect instruction for ELLs, and explore strategies for making academic content accessible to ELLs. This seminar is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT-ELT.

61. Zoom - Disability Awareness for SRPs

Audience: All

Dates: 1/13/2021

Location: Zoom

School related professionals often work with students who are identified as having one of the categories. This seminar will provide participants with a general understanding of the thirteen disability categories and key concepts related to the education of students with disabilities. Participants will experience what it is like to have a disability and learn strategies for improving student learning and behavior. A minimum of 15 is required. This session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT.
Ending the achievement gap between students with and without disabilities requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar provides evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. A minimum of 15 is required. This session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT.
This 15 hr online course will allow educators the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEL) needs of students. Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. SEL teaching strategies will be naturally infused into the organizational structure of the school, as well as into existing curricular activities. This online course will allow educators to build bridges by acknowledging past accomplishments and validating what is presently working well. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning.

64. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY) - Building 10, 65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY

Dates: 4/14/2021

Location: Building 10, 65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image is a three-hour training that provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT. For Rockland Teachers' Center member districts only. This three-hour training fulfills requirements for educators and administrators seeking certification through the New York State Education Department. Please note: This training cannot be claimed for CTLE hours.
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. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning. As always, we will be committed to learning, growing and achieving together! This course is in alignment with the NYS SAFE SCHOOL goals and benchmarks.Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning.

66. Online: Designing Online Instruction

Audience: All

Dates: 5/5/2021 to 6/16/2021

Location: Online

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This 15-hour course, Designing Online Instruction, prepares teachers to design online training modules that address unique target audiences. Course participants will be guided through the process of defining goals and objectives aligned to standards; selecting instructional materials; designing activities and assessments; to create a dynamic online learning experience. Participants will learn how to navigate the development tools in a learning management system (LMS) in order to create and evaluate engaging online learning opportunities. At the completion of this course participants will have created a 5-6 hour module of instruction that is dynamic, engaging and goal-driven.

67. Online: Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and the Theory of Self- First

Audience: All

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 8/18/2021

Location: Online

This online course will allow participants the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to identify, use, understand and manage their emotions and the emotions of others. By developing these competencies participants will:
• reach new heights in being responsible decision makers
• utilize multiple points of view
• be creative problem solvers who make sound, ethical and effective decisions
• explore research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on their professional and personal lives. The skills, competencies, and strategies utilized throughout the coursework are research-based and are aligned with the MSCEIT (Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test Yale University) and the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) Competencies. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning.

68. Online: Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching

Audience: All

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 8/18/2021

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.