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1. Lost at School-Book Study-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 8, 2021)

Online
New
This interactive, synergistic, guided online book study is intended to provide a forum for educators to explore, in theory and in practice, Dr. Greene's Collaborative Problem Solving approach to challenging behavior. Throughout the book study, participants will become familiar with, reflect upon, and critique this "enlightened, clear-cut, and practical alternative to conventional school discipline.

Required Book: Lost at School: Why Our Kids With Behavioral Challenges Are Falling Through The Cracks And How We Can Help Them written by Dr. Ross Greene ISBN: 978-1501101496

MESTRACT has copies of the book to loan to participants. Contact our office for information.

Each week participants will be expected to complete the assigned reading, respond to one or more prompts posted by the facilitator in Google Classroom, and engage with co-participants in discussing the potential advantages and disadvantages of implementing the CPS model in their own schools and districts.

We encourage you to participate in the optional face to face meetings throughout the course with the instructor via Zoom.

Final Project-Participants will be asked to complete the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP) for a particular challenging student, pick a specific unsolved problem or trigger upon which to focus, and do an actual or simulated Proactive Plan B intervention (the essence of CPS) with a student, colleague, partner, grandchild, son or daughter.

This course starts on Monday, February 1st and ends on Monday, March 8th, 2021.

Prior to the start date of the course, you will receive an email with information on how to access the Google Classroom and Zoom sessions.

Please note: This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

2. Starving Obsession-Looking Behind the Mask of Youth & Eating Disorders-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 26, 2021)

Online
Participants will examine the origins of eating disorders, societal pressures and the role of family in contributing to this growing disease. This course will also show how eating disorders lead to other "impulsive" behaviors that one might see daily in the classroom or around the school environment. The content of this course will be delivered via Google Classroom and Zoom. You must have a personal Google account to access this course.

This class begins on February 1st and ends on February 26th, 2021. Zoom meetings are scheduled for February 1, 8 & 22 with a make-up meeting to be determined. All Zoom meetings will take place at 7:00 pm.

This course will provide 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

3. STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum Workshop-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 10, 2021)

Online
New
This online workshop will share fun, creative, project-based STEAM projects featured in the new book STEAM Power from ISTE that teach the fundamentals and are cost effective. Educators that attend this presentation will leave knowing the essentials of STEAM and learning lessons using various technologies.

We will begin by outlining the most important elements of STEAM then review engaging projects which are adaptable to any grade level that incorporate the STEAM principles. We will then look at ways to take those lessons to the next-level by adding elements such as collaboration, community and global learning for more intermediate or advanced STEAM learning.

This workshop will meet synchronously via Zoom for 1 1/2 hours on Wednesday, February 3rd and Wednesday, February 10th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

Participants will be provided with a copy of the instructor's book titled "STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum".

Upon completion this workshop provides 3 CTLE hours. District approval is required for in-service credit.

4. NYSUT ELT Seminar Designing Effective Instruction and Learning for English Learners-Online

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/8/2021

Online
New
In this seminar the five high-leverage principles presented synthesize the work of leading scholars and educators and reflect basic practices that can improve teaching and learning for English learners across the content areas. Participants will examine evidence-based instructional strategies that can be incorporated into daily lesson plans and routines as well as determine effective ways to teach and assess both language and disciplinary content. (3 CTLE hours)

5. NYSUT ELT Seminar Instructional Supports for English Learners-Online

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/9/2021

Online
New
English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student population in schools, and they must be considered when NYS ELA and Math Standards are being implemented. Geared for general education teachers, this seminar will help participants design effective content-area instruction while they explore research-based strategies, instructional guidelines and resources for helping ELLs succeed. (3 CTLE hours)

6. NYSUT ELT Guiding Struggling Readers-Online

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/11/2021

Online
New
Becoming a competent reader and writer is essential for student access. The Balanced Literacy Approach begins with reading aloud and continues until students have developed the strategies to become independent readers. Along the way, those students who are struggling with reading must be guided. This seminar will identify the behaviors of struggling readers and suggest strategies needed to assist students in comprehending narrative and expository text. This program will discuss strategies to improve student literacy. Finally, how they can be implemented in classroom instruction to help struggling readers self-monitor their reading. (3 CTLE hours)
Student engagement has never been more crucial in our educational setting than it is now. Maintaining high levels of engagement needs to be a priority for teachers as we educate our students in remote, face-to-face, and/or blended learning environments. This course is designed as a three-part series that delves deeper into best practices for synchronous and asynchronous learning. There will be a strong emphasis on supporting teachers with concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online tasks that engage learners in a student-centered environment. By the end of each course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of strategies to engage student learning and have a toolbox of digital resources to utilize in the classroom.

This is the first of three segments, which will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform with synchronous Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies. Personal Google accounts will be required to access the courses.

Part 1: Beyond the Tools: Strategies for Technology Integration
Module 1: Engaging Students in a Synchronous Classroom
Module 2: Engaging Students in an Asynchronous Classroom
Module 3: Engaging Students through Collaboration

The course starts on Monday, February 22nd and ends on Friday, March 12th, 2021.

Please note: This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

8. Teaching and Learning with Apple Pencils and iPads-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 25, 2021)

Online
MESTRACT Members Only
Wait List
Teachers will learn how to use an iPad and Apple Pencil to create amazing hands-on, innovative, student lead classroom experiences. Using web 2.0 tools and apps designed for classrooms, teachers will learn how to create more interactive lessons involving things like easily taking pictures of student work to review or critique as a class and letting students pass around the iPad to write their answers, explain, and teach the class.

Only teachers from MESTRACT member schools may attend this course. Each teacher will be provided with an iPad and Apple Pencil to use during and after the course. Please arrange to pickup the iPad and Apple Pencil from the MESTRACT office prior to the start of the course.

This course starts on February 25th and ends on March 25, 2021.

Instruction will be provided online through both asynchronous assignments in Google Classroom and synchronous meetings in Zoom on the following dates and times:
Thursday, February 25th 5-6pm
Thursday, March 4th 5-6pm
Thursday, March 11th 5-6pm
Thursday, March 18th 5-6pm
Thursday, March 25th 5-6pm

Pre and post assessments will be completed using Google Forms.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

9. Balance the Mind & Heart: Creating Resilient Schools-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 12, 2021)

Online
This online course will allow educators the opportunity to:
>create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEL) needs of students necessary tools that will enable them to foster compassion
>a workable set of values, the skills of cooperation, appropriate decision-making, goal setting, and high academic expectations in their school setting
>explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school and the delivery of instruction
>student performance build bridges by acknowledging past accomplishments
>validating what is presently working well, and designing future SEL goals to bring the existing programs to new levels of development
>develop a toolbox of SEL strategies
>create a SEL Portfolio that serve as a resource tool and guide for implementation >understand the importance that SEL must be an ongoing process and "way of life"that can not be addressed in isolation enable independent inquiry
>learning in cooperation with others
>reflective practice
>enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for implementation

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous face to face meetings via Zoom on Monday, March 8th at 7:30 PM, Monday, March 22nd at 7:30 PM, Monday, April 5th at 8:30 PM and asynchronous instruction in Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Monday, March 1st and ends on Monday, April 12th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 31, 2021)

Online
This course will help educators get a better understanding of children who self=harm. Topics that will be discussed are:
*the age of onset
*events in the lives of children that might trigger including the growing presence of social media
*the emotional state of a self-injurer
*treatments and how as educators/adults we can help a child going through this

This course will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom at 7pm on March 2, 15, 22 with a makeup date TBD and asynchronously using Zoom and Google Classroom. Participants will need to use a personal Google account to access the course material.

This course starts on Monday, March 1st and ends on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

11. Shake up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: All Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 16, 2021)

Online
New
Technology is not a magic solution for education. It is an opportunity! An opportunity to shake things up, to connect and grow, and to create dynamic learning experiences for our students. In this course, you will learn practical strategies to help you move your classroom from static teaching to dynamic learning.

Required Materials:
Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell
You may either purchase the book prior to the start of class or borrow a copy of the book from MESTRACT. Books are available for loan during the course. Please contact our office to arrange a book pickup.

This course will guide you through the entire process from purposeful planning to fearless implementation, with helpful tips and tricks along the way. Each week you will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete challenges that can be applied to your classroom. We will share #booksnaps, ideas, lessons, failures and success, links, and ways to Shake Up Learning!

The course starts on Monday, March 1st through Friday, April 16th, 2021.

The course content will be delivered online utilizing Google Classroom and additional support will be provided by the instructor through synchronous face to face meetings via Zoom.

Prior to the start date of the course, you will receive an email with information on how to access the Google Classroom and Zoom sessions. The Zoom session will last approximately half hour and will be available to answer any questions you may have about the course. (45 CTLE hours)

12. Social Emotional Learning in a Blended Classroom-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 14, 2021)

Online
New
This course will guide you in creating a student-centered classroom that incorporates the thoughtful integration of online digital media with traditional classroom instructional methods. We will explore various classroom models to weave together the best aspects of face-to-face and online learning to provide social-emotional support to our diverse learners. Participants will design instruction that allows students more control over time, pace, place, and path of their learning.

Coursework will take place in Google Classroom (you must have a personal Google account to access the course materials).

Additional live meetings via Zoom throughout the course will be arranged by the instructor.

This course starts on March 2nd and ends on April 14th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.
MESTRACT is sponsoring an Educational Leadership Post-Master's Advanced Graduate Certificate in collaboration with Stony Brook University and Port Jefferson School District starting in the Fall term, September 2021. This informational meeting will discuss starting a new cohort for the Educational Leadership Advanced Graduate Certificate Program.

This post-master's, advanced graduate certificate (AGC) prepares educators for advancement to positions at both the district (SDL) and building (SBL) levels. Such positions include the superintendent of schools, district superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, department chairperson, or athletic director.

To be eligible for this program you must have a Master's Degree, be certified (permanently or professionally) and have at least three years teaching experience.

This program requires matriculation.

Zoom connection information will be e-mailed to you prior to the meeting.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this course will enable educators and parents to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts they will be able to will 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.

The course will enable participants:


• to internalize and role-model the behaviors and attitudes they expect of their students


• educate, involve and gain the support of all constituencies


• in creating a school culture that focuses on developing emotionally intelligent student leaders

Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. By participating in these activities, participants will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for implementation. As a result, participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies that will serve as resources for integration into the fabric of their school community.

Please note: Instruction will be delivered synchronously via face-to-face online meetings via Zoom on Monday, March 15th at 7:30 PM, Monday, March 29th at 7:30 PM, Monday, April 12th at 8:30 PM and asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access course documents.

This course starts on Monday, March 8th and ends on Monday, April 19th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

15. NYSUT ELT Seminar Instructional Supports for English Learners-Online

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/8/2021

Online
New
English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student population in schools, and they must be considered when NYS ELA and Math Standards are being implemented. Geared for general education teachers, this seminar will help participants design effective content-area instruction while they explore research-based strategies, instructional guidelines and resources for helping ELLs succeed. (3 CTLE hours)

16. NYSUT ELT Seminar Designing Effective Instruction and Learning for English Learners-Online

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/9/2021

Online
New
In this seminar the five high-leverage principles presented synthesize the work of leading scholars and educators and reflect basic practices that can improve teaching and learning for English learners across the content areas. Participants will examine evidence-based instructional strategies that can be incorporated into daily lesson plans and routines as well as determine effective ways to teach and assess both language and disciplinary content. (3 CTLE hours)

17. Infusing Social Emotional Learning Across the Disciplines-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 14, 2021)

Online
New
Participants in this course will explore key aspects of the works of Abraham Maslow, Lawrence Kohlberg, Stephen Covey, John C. Maxwell, and the Center for Nonviolent Communication to serve as the basis for a framework for infusing social-emotional learning into learning experiences.

We will interact with key passages from a variety of fictional and non-fiction texts in order to apply the framework to engage their diverse student population in rigorous conversations around character and social-emotional diversity. We will articulate and frame a positive and inclusive climate while honoring the diverse learning characteristics of their students to help address the answer to the essential question, "How do you and I see me?"

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

This course starts on March 10th and ends on April 14th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

18. LINC - Growth-Mindset Read-alouds and More! - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/10/2021

ONLINE
Closed
Together we will investigate what it means to have a Growth-Mindset. Several short video clips will be shared that can be utilized within the distance learning or in the classroom to reinforce the concepts of fixed and growth-mindsets. An assortment of read-alouds will be shared that will emphasize overcoming obstacles and perseverance. Follow up activities that can be implemented within the distance learning or in the classroom will be shared. This includes class lessons, activities and resources."

19. LINC - Making Google Forms Work Best for You - Beginners-Section 1 - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/10/2021

ONLINE
Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability, and grading features. This webinar is for beginners. (1 CTLE hour)

20. NYSUT ELT Guiding Struggling Readers-Online

Program: MESTRACT

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/10/2021

Online
New
Becoming a competent reader and writer is essential for student access. The Balanced Literacy Approach begins with reading aloud and continues until students have developed the strategies to become independent readers. Along the way, those students who are struggling with reading must be guided. This seminar will identify the behaviors of struggling readers and suggest strategies needed to assist students in comprehending narrative and expository text. This program will discuss strategies to improve student literacy. Finally, how they can be implemented in classroom instruction to help struggling readers self-monitor their reading. (3 CTLE hours)

21. Anxiety Disorders in the Classroom-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 25, 2021)

Online
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents and how to best support an anxious student in your class. We will read about and discuss the causes, symptoms, and effects of anxiety in young people. We will briefly discuss co-occurring disorders and behaviors as well.

This course will provide opportunities for teachers to discuss classroom practices for general education, 504 and IEP based students.

This course will begin on Thursday, March 11th and end on Thursday, March 25th, 2021.

The content of this course will delivered both synchronously (10 hours) via Zoom on March 11 & 18 2021 from 4:00 pm-7:30 pm and March 25, 2021 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.

Work will be assigned on Google Classroom for independent study March 15, 2021 and March 22, 2021 via Google Classroom (5 hours). Participants will require a personal Google account to access the course material.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

22. Introduction to Animation Webinar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 11, 2021)

Online
New
Learn the basics of animation and how it can be used in any learning environment to help engage students in fun learning. We will examine different methods of animating using a variety of free and low-cost digital and traditional tools. We will also go through the process ourselves and create a short animation for your class.

This webinar will take place from 5-6 pm on March 11, 2021.

Upon completion participants will receive 1 CTLE hour.

23. LINC - Making Google Forms Work Best For You - Beginners - Section 2-Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/11/2021

ONLINE
Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability and grading features. This webinar is for beginners. (1 CTLE hour)

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 26, 2021)

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.

Please note: The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously through face-to-face online meetings via Zoom on Monday, March 29th at 8:30 PM, Monday, April 12th at 7:30 pm, Monday, April 19th at 8:30 PM and asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Monday, March 15th and runs through Monday, April 26th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

25. Part 2-Engaging Students with Real-World Connections-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 12, 2021)

Online
New
Student engagement has never been more crucial in our educational setting than it is now. Maintaining high levels of engagement needs to be a priority for teachers as we educate our students in remote, face-to-face, and/or blended learning environments. This course is designed as a three-part series that delves deeper into best practices for synchronous and asynchronous learning. There will be a strong emphasis on supporting teachers with concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online tasks that engage learners in a student-centered environment. By the end of each course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of strategies to engage student learning and have a toolbox of digital resources to utilize in the classroom.

This second course of three segments will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform with synchronous Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies. Personal Google accounts will be required to access the courses.

Part 2: Engaging Students with Real-World Connections
Module 1: Virtual Fields Trips Across Curriculums
Module 2: Take Them There (Geo tools)
Module 3: Bringing in Culture

The course starts on Monday, March 15th and ends on Monday, April 12th, 2021.

Please note: This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

26. LINC- Google Classroom- Tips for Distance Learning-Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/15/2021

Online
Closed
Tips for Google Classroom that I learned during the shutdown! What works and what doesn't?

27. **2nd Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 528: School Law

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 11, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
Online during COVID
New
**2nd Online EDL Cohort** This Stony Brook University graduate course is a study of the legal framework within which public education operates. Topics include: church-state relations, state agencies, local school boards, financing education, tort liability, teacher-personnel administration, the Taylor Law, tenure, desegregation, and the constitutional rights and freedoms of students.

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

The content of the course will be delivered through Blackboard and virtual face to face meetings scheduled by the instructor.

This course starts on Monday, March 22nd and ends on Friday, June 11th, 2021.

Prerequisite: Matriculation in one of the Educational Leadership Post Master's Certificate Program.

28. Adjusting your mindset: Be passionate, be patient, and persevere - Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 3, 2021)

Online
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.

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
* understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set
* contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community"

Please note: The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously through optional face to face online meetings via Zoom on Monday, April 5th at 7:30 PM, Monday, April 19th at 7:30 pm, Monday, April 26th at 7:30 PM and asynchronously through content delivered in Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on Monday, March 22nd through Monday, May 3rd, 2021

This course will provide 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

29. **Third Online EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 501: Educational Leadership Theory

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 1, 2021)

Online
Only register for this course after you have formally been accepted to the Stony Brook Educational Leadership Program.

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

This course starts on Tuesday, March 23rd and ends on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021.

For additional information please contact Kristine at 631-730-5010 or kristine@mestract.org.

30. **Three Village EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University EDL 571-School Business Administration

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 1, 2021)

New
**Three Village EDL Cohort** This Stony Brook University course presents an examination of the duties and responsibilities of the school business administrator including an understanding of the role in relation to other members of the administrative team. Also examined during the course are other aspects of the business administrator's work such as office management, budget procedures, financial management, accounting and auditing, purchasing and supply management, insurance programs, capital outlay and debt service, school plant operation and maintenance, food service and transportation.

This course starts on Tuesday, March 23rd and ends on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021.

31. Stony Brook University's LIN 504- Introduction to Teaching Linguistic & Literacy Skills

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 2, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
This Stony Brook graduate course prepares teachers to teach literacy skills from the perspective of linguistics. Participants will master effective tools to promote English Language Learners (ELLs) receptive (listening and reading), in addition to productive (speaking and writing) language development. It will focus on teaching listening and reading comprehension, reading and writing instruction with a deep understanding of the linguistic demands of the different activities. The content of this course will be delivered through asynchronous instruction via Blackboard and synchronous instruction via Zoom.

This course starts on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 and ends on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

32. **Port Jeff EDL Cohort** Stony Brook University's EDL 595-Educational Leadership Research Project Seminar

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 10, 2021)

Stony Brook University EDL Students Only
Online
New
The goal of Stony Brook University's EDL Research Project Seminar is to teach students to understand and conduct graduate-level research that culminates in a final research paper. All of the work for this course will be completed online in Blackboard with virtual face to face meetings at 4:30 pm via Zoom scheduled for the following dates:

Thursday, March 25th, April 8th, April 29th, and May 20th, 2021

This course will begin Thursday, March 25th through Thursday, June 10th, 2021.

Prerequisite: Completion of all foundation and required coursework.

33. Stony Brook University LIN 505 - Structure of English Grammar for Teachers

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 10, 2021)

Stony Brook University Students Only
This course focuses on aspects of English grammar particularly difficult for ELLs. The practical application of this study of English grammar includes diagnosing and addressing student errors, teaching English structures in a new way and teaching ELLs the grammar knowledge they need to be successful at the academic language of school. Materials and exercises for teaching various grammatical structures will be developed. Actual errors made by learners of English will and will develop practical techniques for remedying these errors. The content of this course will be delivered through asynchronous instruction via Blackboard and synchronous instruction via Zoom.

This course is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 and end on Thursday, June 10th, 2021.

34. Let's Talk Articulation-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 7, 2021)

Online
New
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of speech development and offer support to educators and families so that they can adjust instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.

Learn the process of normal speech/articulation development, how sounds are produced, how to analyze a sound errors and effective strategies that can aid in the improvement of articulation skills.

Functional speech "tips" will be provided which can immediately be used within the classroom and/or within the home to enhance instruction.
Please note: Instruction will be delivered online in Google Classroom and face to face online meetings. You must have a personal Google account to access this course.

This course starts on April 5th and runs through May 7th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

35. Let's Talk Expressive Language-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 7, 2021)

Online Course
New
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of expressive language skills and offer support to educators and families so that they can adjust instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.

Each week will focus on a different aspect of expressive language skills and how they impact academic performance within the educational setting. Topics will include: Nonverbal Language, Vocabulary, Morphology and Syntax.

Instruction will be delivered using Google Classroom and weekly online Zoom sessions. You must have a personal Google account to access this course.

This course starts on April 5th and ends on May 7th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

36. Let's Talk Receptive Language-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 7, 2021)

Online
New
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of receptive language skills and offer support to educators and families so that they can adjust instruction to meet the learning needs of all students.

Each week will focus on a different aspect of receptive language skills and how they impact academic performance within the educational setting. Topics will include: Following Directions, Vocabulary Development, Understanding "wh" Questions, Linguistic Concepts and Semantic Understanding.

Please note: The dates listed in My Learning Plan are only placeholders for the total hours of the course. Instruction will be delivered using Google Classroom as well as face to face Zoom sessions, which will be arranged by the instructor.

This course starts on April 5th and ends on May 7th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

37. Making Thinking Visible with Google Tools-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 12, 2021)

Online
New
Visible Thinking includes methods for making students' thinking visible through learning routines that are thinking rich. These Thinking Routines encourage the development of a culture of thinking and can be used across all grade levels and content areas. Participants will explore digital tools to help students demonstrate their understanding and become aware of their thinking process.

Lessons and activities that integrate the Visible Thinking Routines with technology often simultaneously incorporate 21st century skills. Thus, making thinking visible with technology provides opportunities to weave together many of the best practices for which educational innovations and reform measures call.

This course will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Personal Google accounts will be required to access the course. Participants will meet virtually via Zoom to discuss and share lessons and strategies. Additional Zoom meetings will be arranged throughout the course by the instructor.

Recommended Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners by Karin Morrison, Mark Church, and Ron Ritchhart (optional).

This course starts on April 7th and ends on May 12th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

38. Google Classroom: Beyond the Basics-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 30, 2021)

Online
New
This course will guide participants beyond the basic features of Google Classroom to use it to enhance their teaching. Strategies for communication, organization, differentiating instruction, and assessments using the features of Google Classroom will be explored.

Specific instructions for integrating Google Classroom with other Google products, as well as, educational extensions and apps will also be shared. We will explore some of the latest Google Classroom updates as well.

Instruction for this course will be delivered using Google Classroom (asynchronous) and online Zoom sessions (synchronous).

This course starts on April 12th and ends on April 30th.

Please note: This course provides 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

39. Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports in the Classroom (PBIS)-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Grades pre K-6 Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Administrators, Social Workers, Psychologists

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 14, 2021)

Online
New
Student learning outcomes are to clarify the goals of school-wide PBIS, map out a yearlong calendar for PBIS and create a PBIS rubric- a behavior matrix that teaches expected behaviors in the classroom.

Please note: Instruction will be delivered through Google Classroom and face-to-face online meetings will take place using Zoom.

This course starts on April 12th and ends on May 14th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

40. LINC- Hyperdocs- Scaffolding your Online Lessons - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/12/2021

ONLINE
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Organize your digital lessons using a method called Hyperdocs. Invented by Lisa Highfill and Sarah Landic.

41. Digital Creation for ELLs-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 12, 2021)

Online
New
English Language Learners come to our classrooms with unique experiences and talents. Often now, we have laptops, iPads, and other devices to give these students opportunities to express themselves. This course will explore the connection between the support of English language development and digital creation tools. Each week, we will explore a new digital creation tool, and share how it connects with ELLs. We will explore a free suite of products, from Adobe to Google.

Please note: Instruction for this course will be delivered online and face to face meetings using Zoom and will be arranged by the instructor throughout the course.

This course starts on April 14th and ends on May 12th, 2021.

This course will provide 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

42. Part 3-Engaging Students through Relationship Building-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 5, 2021)

Online
New
Student engagement has never been more crucial in our educational setting than it is now. Maintaining high levels of engagement needs to be a priority for teachers as we educate our students in remote, face-to-face, and/or blended learning environments. This course is designed as a three-part series that delves deeper into best practices for synchronous and asynchronous learning. There will be a strong emphasis on supporting teachers with concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online tasks that engage learners in a student-centered environment. By the end of each course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of strategies to engage student learning and have a toolbox of digital resources to utilize in the classroom.

This the third of three segments which will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform with synchronous Zoom meetings scheduled by the instructor. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies. Personal Google accounts will be required to access the courses.

Part 3: Engaging Students through Relationship-Building
Module 1: Building Relationships
Module 2: Communication Online and Offline
Module 3: The Power of Feedback

The course starts on Wednesday, April 14th and ends on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.

Please note: This course will provide 15 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

43. Tech Tools for Ells-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 12, 2021)

Online
New
Tech Tools for ELLs provides participants the opportunity to learn how technology can support learning for English Language Learners. Participants will learn how different components of instruction can enhanced through the use of technology. These components are organized in a research-based sequence for teaching ELLs. By the end of the course, participants will be able to use activities and created exemplars in their own classrooms.

The content of this course will be delivered both synchronously and asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on April 14th and ends on May 12th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours in the ELL category upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.

44. LINC - Making Google Forms Work Best for You - Intermediate/Advanced-Section 1 - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/14/2021

ONLINE
Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability and grading features. This webinar is for intermediate/advanced users. The focus will be on Making Google Forms Work for Your Students.

45. Introduction to Multi-Lingual Learners-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 13, 2021)

Online
New
Everyday, Multilingual Learners enter our schools. How can we best support them? In this course, we will explore components of research-based instruction that can support MLLs. Participants will learn from a curated assortment of activities and strategies. Course time will be allocated to develop materials for their own classrooms.

The content of this course will be delivered through both synchronous live meetings via Zoom and asynchronous work in Google Classroom. Participants must have a personal Google account to access the course materials.

This course starts on April 15th and ends on May 13th, 2021.

This course provides 15 CTLE hours upon completion in the ELL category. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

46. LINC -Making Google Forms Work Best For You -Intermediate/Advanced-Section 2- Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/15/2021

ONLINE
Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability and grading features. This course is for intermediate/advanced users. The focus will be on Making Google Forms Work for Your Students.

47. Innovative Teaching with Google-Online

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 21, 2021)

Online
New
Are you using Google's G-Suite for Education to its potential? This course will explore Google Apps including Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, Keep, and Drawings as tools for creativity, collaboration, assessment, and communication. We will begin with the basics and then learn tips and tricks to transform your teaching into innovative, engaging lessons.

This course starts on May 3rd and ends on May 21st, 2021.

Please note: Instruction will be delivered online using Google Classroom and Zoom Videoconference sessions throughout the course, arranged by the instructor.

This course will provide 15 CTLE Hours upon completion. District approval is needed for in-service credit.

48. LINC- Nearpod - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/3/2021

ONLINE
Interactive lessons to use for remote learning

49. LINC-Executive Functioning during Remote Learning

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/4/2021

Online
New
Learn how to tailor your lessons for students with executive functioning difficulties. (1 CTLE hour)

50. LINC - Distance Learning SEL - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 5/4/2021

ONLINE
This webinar will provide participants with examples of ways they can support social emotional learning at the elementary level, all while distance learning.

51. LINC-Differentiated Instruction for SWD during Remote Learning

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

Online
New
Learn how to differentiate your instruction via remote learning for students with disabilities. (1 CTLE hour)

52. LINC - Getting Started with PBIS at the Elementary Level - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

ONLINE
Participants will be introduced to the basics of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and some ways in which they can bring it to their elementary schools.

53. LINC - Using Google Slides to Up Your Game - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/12/2021

ONLINE
Google Slides too often is overlooked as Google's answer to PowerPoint. This is the weakest use of this robust tool and leaves students at the bottom rung of the SAMR scale. Teachers and students can be animating, publishing, curating collaboratively if the tool is presented to maximize the robust features of the tool. (1 CTLE hour)

54. LINC - Using Google Slides to Up Your Game - Section 2 Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/13/2021

ONLINE
Google Slides too often is overlooked as Google's answer to PowerPoint. This is the weakest use of this robust tool and leaves students at the bottom rung of the SAMR scale. Teachers and students can be animating, publishing, curating collaboratively if the tool is presented to maximize the robust features of the tool. (1 CTLE hour)

55. LINC - Characters with Character - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 5/18/2021

ONLINE
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Participants will explore various children's picture books that can be used to support the teaching of social emotional learning in the elementary classrooms.

56. LINC - Bring It On - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/19/2021

ONLINE
Where do teachers go when they have specific needs they would like met connected to Technology? Where does the teacher go when they don't know what they don't know? This class should be conducted in stages, where a Tech tool that will enhance practice is offered. The class could run based on interest in that Tech tool. (1 CTLE hour)