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1. Online Digital Citizenship (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/18/2019 to 3/18/2019

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This online course is designed to help educators guide their students through the rules and potential implications of social media and technology. We will delineate appropriate ways to use technology and share strategies in the classroom. We will examine the 9 Keys (Proactive Knowledge) and how to teach these strategies to students. We will create posters, share lesson plans and explore various scenarios and how to respond to each one. We will be accessing two different tool kits using the Common Sense Media website that will help shape our lessons and will share free resources for our schools and districts. We will customize this information and create a comprehensive classroom plan. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

2. Book Club 2/20/19 AT HAVERSTRAW TOWN HALL

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

Dates: 2/20/2019

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This month's selection is House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, February 20th at 10:30 at Haverstraw Town Hall. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place.

3. Film Club on 2/22/19 at NANUET LIBRARY

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

Dates: 2/22/2019

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Join us to view and discuss the film "Captain Fantastic", an Indie film, at 10:00 at the Nanuet Library. Our facilitator, Mimi Rasiel, will lead us in stimulating discussions before and after the film. Please join us for the fun!

4. Color.Colour Art Exhibit at Blue Hill Plaza

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

Dates: 2/22/2019

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Join us for a curator guided tour of this exhibit. It features the many ways artists mix, perceive, select and create using color. Friday, February 22 at 11:00. 1 Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River. Meet in the downstairs cafe area near the atrium. $8/15 nonmember. Registration must be completed by February 12th.

5. Strengthening Home/School Communication

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 2/25/2019 to 2/28/2019

Location: Online Only

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During this online course experience, participants will learn how to build home language connections to increase second language acquisition. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

6. Developing Literacy Leaders (Tarrytown Teachers Only - Grades 3-5)

Audience: Classroom teachers, reading teachers, ENL teachers in grades 3-5

Dates: 2/26/2019 to 4/2/2019

Location: TBD

This course will provide teachers with an in-depth understanding of the reading process and the continuum of literacy learning. Using Fountas and Pinnell’s Literacy Continuum as the central text, teachers will take a close look at eight different instructional contexts in the Literacy Continuum and will identify specific literacy skills/strategies for their grade level. Teachers will use the information learned and resources provided to refine existing curriculum, identify mentor texts, and develop instructional resources for their grade-level teams. This course will run from February 26 - April 2 ((1x/week for 5 weeks- hybrid class in-person/online). Coursework required outside of the class sessions. Participants will meet in class for 1.5 hours a week and will have 1.5 hours of assignments to complete outside of class (online assignments, observations, lesson plans, etc).

7. Developing Literacy Leaders (Tarrytown Teachers Only - Grades K-2)

Audience: Classroom teachers, reading teachers, ENL teachers in grades K-2

Dates: 2/26/2019 to 4/2/2019

Location: TBD

This course will provide teachers with an in-depth understanding of the reading process and the continuum of literacy learning. Using Fountas and Pinnell’s Literacy Continuum as the central text, teachers will take a close look at eight different instructional contexts in the Literacy Continuum and will identify specific literacy skills/strategies for their grade level. Teachers will use the information learned and resources provided to refine existing curriculum, identify mentor texts, and develop instructional resources for their grade-level teams. This course will run from February 26 - April 2 ((1x/week for 5 weeks- hybrid class in-person/online). Coursework required outside of the class sessions. Participants will meet in class for 1.5 hours a week and will have 1.5 hours of assignments to complete outside of class (online assignments, observations, lesson plans, etc).

8. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: Elementary Math Teachers

Dates: 2/26/2019

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Individual sessions may be located at alternate sites allowing greater participation and regional involvement. This training is part of the Elementary Math PLC series. Sign up for each session separately. This training is part of the Elementary Math PLC series. Sign up for each session separately. PLC series. Sign up for each session separately. PLC Dates:10/30/18 (Montgomery ES), 11/27/18 (Valley Cottage ES), 1/29/19 (R. P. Connor ES) 2/26/19 (R. P. Connor ES), 3/26/19 (R. P. Connor ES) Snow date: 4/30/19 Virtual session.

9. Domestic Violence and School Aged Children

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

Dates: 2/26/2019

Location: PDC

Children and adolescents who witness domestic violence and abuse are at an increased risk of experiencing emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and developing emotional and problematic behaviors. This training will focus on the dynamics of Domestic Violence, the role that power and control plays in abuse, and will give participants the ability to supplement their knowledge with information and tools that are specifically focused on the impact of domestic violence on children and families. Participants will learn appropriate and helpful responses when responding to disclosures and observations of abuse. Special focus will be on the physical and emotional behaviors and indicators of abuse of children from elementary to high school age. Participants will be able to identify ways to help students and their families.
This online course will allow educators and support staff the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEAL) 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. Social Work CEUs available through Rockland BOCES for $25 Fee.

11. Online: Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 4/10/2019

Location: ONLINE ONLY

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

12. Teaching Students to Become a Wizard of Words without Using a Magic Wand

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

Audience: All

Dates: 2/27/2019

Location: Loughead Library

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Where do authors get their ideas? Sometime the inspiration for characters, settings, and plots come from people, places, and things that we already ready know. But sometimes, it seems like the idea for a book or story appears out of nowhere…like magic! In this workshop, educators will learn about how authors got ideas for their novels and then, with some “magical” assistance, they will receive writing prompts and create the beginnings of their own stories. Jen Doktorski is a YA author. This training is sponsored by Rockland Reading Council, Rockland Teachers' Center and St. Thomas Aquinas College.

13. CEGE 623-R01/Traveling the World without Leaving the Classroom

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

Dates: 2/28/2019 to 4/18/2019

How can you travel the world without leaving your classroom? Virtual Field Trips give students and teachers an opportunity to travel the world in one class period. This exciting technology will bring your students places they never imagined they would ever see. This virtual experience allows you to create collaborative projects with classes in other schools/districts/states/countries, interview people who have particular knowledge of a subject that’s being studied and visit museums virtually with a specific curriculum in mind. Children will be given an opportunity to generalize expressive language in multiple settings. Social skills, and real life experiences will be targeted in this multimedia course. This technology can be used with students of a variety of developmental levels. Educators will learn how to use Facetime, Skype and Google Hangout as a mode of communication for students and parents.*Final projects and reflections will be due online by April 18, 2019. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

14. CEGE 638-R01/Teaching Key Components of the Common Core

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

Dates: 2/28/2019 to 4/18/2019

As a result of this course, participants will develop methods and strategies to integrate the core skills of listening and speaking into their curriculums. They will be able to infuse real-world problem solving skills into content area curriculums. Participants will make student learning more enjoyable by better teaching the "noncognitive skills of learning" (Opitz & Ford, 2014). In this course, participants will learn to embed content-rich experiences into the classroom. Not only will participants achieve better product results from their students, but also witness students developing the lifelong learning skills of critical thinking, linguistic aptitude and cooperation. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. The small group work and correspondence will be completed on the class wiki page. The link for the course is drgillwiki.wikispaces.com. This portion of the course requires posting on a discussion board. Participants will work towards a final project, creating interconnected lessons and reflections aimed at improving student learning. Participants will provide repository of classroom documents aligned with NYS Common Core Learning Standards. Required Readings: “Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy”, by Opitz, Michael & Ford, Michael. (2014) ASCD and “Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking”, by Palmer, Erik. (2014) ASCD. *Final projects and reflections due via online on Apr. 18, 2019.Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

15. Online: Digital and Visual Learners (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 3/4/2019 to 4/4/2019

The Internet has become a primary tool for student communication and research and has moved our classrooms from a passive acquisition of facts to an active application of knowledge. This online class will give you the tools you need to design lessons that will help students navigate the digital tools available to them, including pod-casting, video techniques, teacher tube and global communication sites. These techniques and strategies will allow all our students to take charge of their own technological learning and will help them become successful classroom learners. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

16. Online: Strategies for Teaching Ells

Audience: Teachers grades K-12

Dates: 3/4/2019 to 4/4/2019

Location: Online

This 5 week online course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English Language students using a variety of strategies. This course will include learning how to evaluate authentic ENL materials based on guidelines such as: culturally responsiveness, age-appropriateness, linguistic accessibility, diverse adaptations and learning English Language strategy games that increase language acquisition. Participants with explore the benefits of these ENL strategy games and learn how to adapt and integrate them into their personal teaching or classroom lessons. In addition, participants will explore strategies that include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension, the importance of vocabulary instruction, and how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course.
New research is clarifying the relationship between stress and the mind and learning. According to researchers, we have multiple memory systems that are involved in the process of encoding, recalling, organizing and updating information. There is a switch in the mind that responds to stress. With too little stress, the dynamic system does not engage, and, with too much stress, it shuts down in favor of the rigid survival mind. Current approaches to stress management fall short of the needs because they do not manage the energy that balances stress and opens the mind for learning. They mostly avoid, comfort, and relieve, not empower or inspire. In order to synthesis and evolve information, we need a management systems that satisfies the energy demand of stress and empowers the individual to activate the switch in favor of dynamic learning. In this class, we will examine what specific strategies can be put into practice to help both teachers and students manage stress and enhance learning. PLEASE NOTE: BESIDES THE IN-PERSON CLASSES THERE WILL BE 3 VIRTUAL HOURS.
Join us for a guided tour of this wonderful exhibit. This exhibition takes Ma Junliang’s Complete Map of the World as a starting point to consider interactions between China and Europe during the eighteenth century. This interchange, combined with cross-cultural admiration, had considerable impact on the arts and crafts across the globe. Thursday, March 7th at 11:00. Meet at The Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (near E. 70th St.). $14/20 nonmember. Please register by February 19th.

19. EdPuzzle - Make Your Instructional Videos Interactive

Audience: All

Dates: 3/7/2019

Location: Building 10, PDC

If you use video in your instruction, EdPuzzle is a tool you want to use. By using EdPuzzle with a video, you can automatically pause the video and add your own audio notes to clarify a point in the video, you can pause the video and add questions that the students have to answer before proceeding, and you can even use EdPuzzle to take just the portion of the video that you need for your instruction. Join this course to learn how to use EdPuzzle and create your first lesson. This is a great tool for Blended or Flipped classrooms!

20. Trauma Awareness in Education: Supporting Resiliency and Preventing Conflict for SRPs

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

Audience: All

Dates: 3/11/2019

Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way. A minimum of 15 is required to run the training.

21. Poverty Simulation Experience - Ossining

Audience: All

Dates: 3/14/2019

Location: Anne M. Dormer Middle School - Cafeteria

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Families and individuals living in poverty face multiple challenges every day including: how to pay for food to feed their children, how to pay rent, their childcare, transportation and medicine, This simulation will bridge the gap from misconception to understanding. It will allow participants to assume the roles of up to 26 different families facing a variety of obstacles including homelessness, unemployment and suddenly facing the responsibility of raising grandchildren. PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING A TOILETRY ITEM TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACTION COMMITTEE'S MONTHLYCOLLECTION.

22. Advanced Editing Features in Google Docs

Audience: All

Dates: 3/14/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

Google Docs has had several key features added in the past two years. Explore some of the features that many don’t even know exist such as borders and shading by paragraph, columns for a whole page or just a small section of a page, automatic table of contents creator, the Explore tool, Hanging Indents, adding fonts, headers & footers, formatting controls, and editing modes to name a few.

23. Film Club on 3/15/19 at NANUET LIBRARY

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

Dates: 3/15/2019

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Join us to view and discuss the film "Waitress" at 10:00 at the Nanuet Library. Our facilitator, Mimi Rasiel, will lead us in stimulating discussions before and after the film. Please join us for the fun!

24. SED 575-96/Teaching Literacy in English as a New Language - Hybrid Course

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

Dates: 3/16/2019 to 5/4/2019

Examination of literacy skills, methods, and assessments, including reading enrichment and remediation, for teaching English to speakers of a new language and to English learners with disabilities at elementary and secondary levels. Includes study of phonetic and phonological awareness through reading instruction. Asynchronous online learning assignments to be scheduled by instructor. Must be matriculated into TESOL:CR-ITI. By registering through the Rockland Teachers' Center, I authorize SUNY New Paltz to finalize my registration and process the payment of tuition and fees associated with this course. Meeting dates only listed on mylearningplan. End date may vary.

25. Writing Workshop for National Board Certification

Dates: 3/16/2019

Location: Media Center

This Writing Workshop is an opportunity to join your colleagues to discuss and share issues particular to your unique work as it is unfolding. Candidates have the opportunity to write, read and reflect on component entries independently and in writing groups. Join your colleagues for thoughtful discussion about NBC in a collegial supportive setting. Please note that this institute is open only to NBC candidates and Advanced (Re-take) candidates and is limited to 15 participants.

26. Heart Health Lunch with Dr. Ainat

Location: Lynch's Restaurant (Stony Point, NY) [map]

Dates: 3/19/2019

Come celebrate Heart Health lunch with us at Lynch's, 79 S. Liberty Dr., Stony Point. 3-course menu TBD, but please advise of any dietary restrictions ahead of time. Dr. Ainat, a well-respected cardiologist who is affiliated with Columbia Doctors, will present on current heart health topics that you have submitted ahead of time. PLEASE EMAIL ME ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. The presentation will be followed by Q&A. Tuesday, March 19, 12:00-3:00 pm. Fee is $43/53 nonmember. Please register by February 16th. REMEMBER TO WEAR RED.

27. Teach the Teachers Suicide Safety Training

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

Dates: 3/19/2019


The Teach the Teachers Suicide Safety Training is for school faculty and staff presented in a one hour training. You will learn to recognize the signs of suicide and understand your role in responding.

This training's objectives are:

Review the importance of suicide prevention

Describe characteristics of at risk students

Outline educators' limited but critical role

Clarify building referral procedures

Identify school and community resources
This training is taught by Wendy Blanchard, M.S., CHHC, CPS, Client & Family Advocate and Community Educator, MHA Rockland County.

28. Book Club 3/20/19 AT RETIRED TEACHERS' CENTER

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

Dates: 3/20/2019

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This month's selection is beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, March 20th at 10:30 at the Retired teachers' Center. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place.

29. Supporting Student Writing and Genre Studies

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

Audience: All

Dates: 3/20/2019

Location: Loughead Library

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Participants will learn how to motivate elementary students in writing by getting them excited about reading quality books in various genres--poetry, historical fiction, mystery, and more. Participants will engage in writing experiences that model the use of writers' notebooks and enable the development of new ideas. After working as a whole group to read, write, and share ideas, participants will have a chance to work in small genre-based groups to read and generate new ideas for writing with their own students. This training is sponsored by Rockland Reading Council, Rockland Teachers' Center, and STAC.

30. Menopause The Musical @ Westchester Broadway Theater

Location: Westchester Broadway Theatre (Elmsford, Ne) [map]

Dates: 3/21/2019

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This Hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60's and 70's & 80's will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Four women with seemingly nothing in common but black lace bra, meet by chance a a lingerie sale. The all-female cast makes fun of hot flashes, forgetfulness, night sweats, chocolate binges and more. Thursday, march 21st at 11:00 at Westchester Broadway Theater. Ticket price of $62 includes lunch and the show. TRANSPORTATION ON YOUR OWN. Registration must be complete by December 18th.

31. CEGE 639-R01/Teaching Strategies for Students Living in Poverty

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

Dates: 3/21/2019 to 5/9/2019

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As a result of this course, participants will develop methods and strategies that will best meet the learning needs of students living in poverty. Participants will understand the nature of poverty and how poverty affects behavior and academic performance. Once an understanding of poverty has been established, participants will "embrace the mindset of change" necessary to assist students living with poverty (Jensen, 2009). Participants will view students as having "fluid intelligence" and develop action steps necessary to positively influence the way in which students can better understand learning standards and grow as learners/thinkers. Finally, participants will develop classroom level factors to improve student performance following the SHARE method developed by Jensen in his book titled Teacher with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does To Kids' Brains And What Schools Can Do About It (2009). The SHARE method stands for: Standards-based curriculum and instruction; Hope building; Arts, athletics, and Advanced Placement; Retooling of the operating system; and Engaging instruction. Required Reading is Jensen, Eric (2009). Teacher with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does To Kids' Brains And What Schools Can Do About It. ASCD; Alexandria, VA. *Reflections and final projects due via online by May 9, 2019. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

32. Poverty Simulation Experience - Suffern Central School District

Audience: Educators, Clinicians,Nurses, and Support Staff

Dates: 3/22/2019

This 3 hour Poverty Simulation Experience will open your eyes to the human cost of poverty. The power of this unique learning experience is that it creates insight into the state of chronic crisis that consumes so many working poor families. You will experience one month of poverty comprised of four 15-minute weeks. You will reflect and share insights in the debrief following the simulation. This program is designed to create a deeper understanding, awareness, and empathy for individuals who are living in poverty and serve as an opportunity to begin a dialogue about the often unseen world of poverty and its implications for communities. This program is open to Suffern Central School District educators and support staff.

33. Social-Emotional Conference for Educators

Audience: k-12 Teachers, PPS, Administrators, TA's and Community Members

Dates: 3/23/2019

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Navigating in today’s world is a challenge for our students. These overwhelming experiences can shape their social, emotional and physical well being. How they respond to these challenges will impact student learning, behavior and relationships. This conference will offer you the tools you need to identify your student population and the everyday stresses they face including poverty and homelessness. At the conclusion of the conference, you will have strategies to create a classroom environment where all students can feel safe. The conference will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Katherine Egan Cunningham, Manhattanville College, with hour-long workshops to follow. PLEASE NOTE: BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE INCLUDED

34. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: Elementary Math Teachers

Dates: 3/26/2019

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Individual sessions may be located at alternate sites allowing greater participation and regional involvement. This training is part of the Elementary Math PLC series. Sign up for each session separately. This training is part of the Elementary Math PLC series. Sign up for each session separately. PLC series. Sign up for each session separately. PLC Dates:10/30/18 (Montgomery ES), 11/27/18 (Valley Cottage ES), 1/29/19 (R. P. Connor ES) 2/26/19 (R. P. Connor ES), 3/26/19 (R. P. Connor ES) Snow date: 4/30/19 Virtual session.

35. CEGE 630-R01/Cultural Immersion Experience in Italy

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

Dates: 3/26/2019 to 5/5/2019

This course coincides with an 8-day, cultural immersion experience through parts of Italy. Venice, Rome, and Florence will be explored as well as other areas. Participants in the course will gather and generate materials that can be used in their classroom, based upon their content area. During the trip, participants will journal/blog about their experience, sharing the insights they gain and reflecting upon others. Bring your cameras and your GoPros to document your experience! For more information about the trip go to https://goo.gl/9e3i2o. The course will meet on March 26, 2019, prior to the trip, where course expectations will be discussed and participants will become familiar with the blogging tool that will be used. Additional online work from April 19 through May 5, 2019. Participants will blog during the trip and then there will be an additional online session after the trip to finalize the materials, complete evaluations, and finalize other course requirements.

36. Stress Management

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

Audience: All

Dates: 3/27/2019

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Join us in a stress management training to learn about stress reduction and gain mental-health-friendly activities to help yourself and your classroom recharge, boost mood, and increase productivity at school and at home.
Our work and school days are filled with multitasking and increasing emphasis on efficiency and productivity. Nearly half of all teachers say they experience a high level of stress daily, and it is not hard to understand why. This stress can impede on daily life at home and in the classroom, and new studies suggest that staff stress affects students as well. Chronic stress triggers a range of physical and mental health symptoms and with all that educators do, stress management and self-care can quickly become an afterthought. Discussing stress and mental health in the workplace can be difficult, but the benefits are worth the effort.
Stephanie Parenti is the Population Health Coordinator, HealthlinkNY. This training is sponsored by Rockland Teachers' Center and the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
Join us for a guided tour of 2 very interesting exhibits.Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art will showcase more the 100 original works. Buried Treasure of the Silk Road celebrates the work of Chinese artists supported by the riches earned on the Silk Rd. Thursday, March 28th at 11:00 @ Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, Ct. Guided tour fee is $15. Please register by March 1st.

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

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

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 3/30/2019

Location: Room 136

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in education settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec 14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. Please be advised that we need to have 8 registrants to run this workshop Please note there will be a lunch break. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Research shows that integrating social and emotional learning into the curriculum leads to positive student outcomes. It reduces aggression and emotional distress among students, it increases positive interactions among students, it improves positive attitudes toward self and others and it also increases students’ academic performance as well as college and career readiness. In this course, we will examine the 5 keys elements of social emotional learning and, after viewing various videos, we will discuss what that means to classroom culture and classroom management. This course will focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. At the end of the course, you will have a toolbox of specific strategies you can begin to use with your students. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANN NOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

40. Fritz Ascher: Expressionist Art Exhibit

Location: Grey Art Gallery @ NYU (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 4/4/2019

This compelling new exhibition of 67 works of art by Jewish artist Fritz Ascher who lived the Weimar Republic, along with sketchbooks and documentary materials, earns him a place of honor among German Expressionists. Fritz studied in Berlin before traveling to Oslo, where he met Edvard Munch. Thursday, April 4at at 11:30. Fee is $10/20 nonmember. Meet at the Grey Art Gallery @ NYU, 100 Washington Square East (between Waverly Place & Washington Place, facing Washington Square Park). Please register by February 27.

41. Create and Edit a Podcast Using a Chromebook

Dates: 4/4/2019 to 4/11/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

Learn to create a Podcast series using nothing a but a Chromebook, a mic, free apps, and royalty free music. This is a TWO PART course. The first day you will learn the tools, processes, and legalities in creating podcasts. The second day will be the actually production of a podcast and a discussion about how to use podcasting in your classroom.

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

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

Dates: 4/10/2019 to 5/15/2019

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

43. Exploring NYS Science Learning Standards to Design Instruction

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 4/11/2019 to 5/22/2019

During this 15 hour online course, participants will explore the New York State Science Learning Standards and modify or create lessons and experiences for students that are aligned with the 3 dimensional structure of the standards.
This course is offered for CTLE and Professional Development hours. All work is asynchronous online. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Please note, participants will be able to download their CTLE certificate through their My Learning Plan account AFTER the course has ended, the evaluation completed and attendance is confirmed by RTC.

Source Material for this Course:
Rockland Teacher Center Gmail & access to G Suite Google Classroom
Internet access
YouTube access
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi. Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation. At the end of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students: develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth; navigate through life’s challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism; and understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community.

45. Membership Meeting on 4/11 at Haverstraw Town Hall

Location: Haverstraw Town Hall (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 4/11/2019

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Join us and learn what's new at the Center. Learn about new programs and connect with friends. Join us on Thursday, April 11th at 10:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd. Garnerville, NY 10923. Our speaker this month is Colby Yeaton from Collette Tours who will do a presentation about our Iceland tour (Nov. 8-14, 2019). Please bring one nonperishable food item to the meeting. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING.

46. CEGE 594-R01/Differentiated Instruction Meets Understanding by Design

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

Dates: 4/11/2019 to 5/30/2019

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Based upon Tomlinson's and McTighe's Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design, participants will access text and research in whey which they will plan curriculum with the "end in mind." Then, they will develop instructional units and learning strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies based upon tiered assessments. They will take these ideas and put them into action in their classrooms. 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). During input sessions, participants will learn to incorporate a variety of research-based strategies into their lessons. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations that are responsive to the individual needs of all students while still maintaining a focus on academic proficiency and excellence for all students. These strategies will include: responsive teaching, ongoing formative assessment, and teaching for understanding in academically diverse classrooms. Participants will develop assessment tools to address the Six Facets of Understanding from the UBD model: Explanation, Interpretation, Application, Perspective, Empathy, and Self-Knowledge. The online work and correspondence will be completed on the class wiki page. The link for the course is drgillwiki.wikispaces.com. This portion of the course requires posting on a discussion board. Participants will work towards a final project, creating interconnected lessons and reflections aimed at improving student learning. Participants will provide repository of classroom documents aligned with NYS Learning Standards. *Reflections and final projects due via online by May 30, 2019.
Every teacher has a number of different learners that come to class ready to meet their daily classroom goals. The strategies that teachers employ will help them attain these goals. In this online course, we will explore, but not limit our search to, dyslexia, autism, speech, ELL, and social emotional disorders. While we will be examining specific learning disabilities, the strategies that you take back to the classroom will support all learners and will provide you with the tools to frame your lessons in new and creative ways. Using strategies such as Think-Pair-Share and/or Partner Talk will strengthen both student collaboration and understanding and will allow each of them to be successful in the classroom. At the end of this course, you will have the resources, strategies, websites and ideas you need to transform your classroom into a creative learning environment for each and every student.PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANN NOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
As a result of this course, teachers will be better prepared to help their students to take ownership of their own learning. Based upon Robert Marzano's Classroom Instruction That Works, participants will design instructional strategies that help students to think more logically, effectively and independently. During input sessions, participants will learn to incorporate a variety of research-based strategies into their lessons. These strategies include: identifying similarities and differences, summarizing and note taking, reinforcing effort and providing recognition, homework and practice, nonlinguistic representations, cooperative learning, setting objectives and providing feedback, generating and testing hypotheses, and questioning/advance organizers. Participants will then implement instructional strategies along the "content process" continuum, collect data using formative and/or summative assessments, analyze the results, reflect on outcomes, and suggest modifications for future practice. The online work and correspondence will be completed on the class wiki page. The link for the course is drgillwiki.wikispaces.com. This portion of the course requires posting on a discussion board. Participants will work towards a final project, creating interconnected lessons and reflections aimed at improving student learning. Participants will provide repository of classroom documents aligned with NYS Learning Standards. *Final projects and reflections submitted online on June 4, 2019. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

49. Digitizing Lesson Content and Delivery Using the Google Education Suite

Audience: Teachers of All subjects and all grade levels.

Dates: 4/23/2019 to 5/21/2019

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This course is FREE to consortium members and will position teachers to take advantage of G Suite applications and other third-party apps to create original digital content that is engaging and fun, and/or be able to embed and use other resources in lesson planning. By the end of the course teachers will be able to: Upload and download from Google Suite Create editable documents for students Create editable pdf documents Create dynamic Google Slide presentations Create self-grading Google Form online quizzes Seamlessly embed links to videos, animations, and games. Write mathematics and scientific equations. Organize Google Drive Use Google for Data-driven instruction Create real-time formative and summative assessments Use the entire Google Suite comfortably and effectively Search the marketplace for Google Suite compatible apps and resources Develop creative and dynamic lesson plans Convert old lesson plans into digital versions (requires third-party app purchase and scanning documents) Take advantage of online resources to deliver standard-appropriate lessons and activities. Incorporate activities into lesson plans and lesson units. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

50. Film Club on 4/26/19 at NANUET LIBRARY

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

Dates: 4/26/2019

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Join us to view and discuss the film "Breathless" at 10:00 at the Nanuet Library. Our facilitator, Mimi Rasiel, will lead us in stimulating discussions before and after the film. Please join us for the fun!

51. Online: Practical Resources to Enhance Your Curriculum (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 5/1/2019 to 6/5/2019

Location: Online

Enhancing technology is mandatory in today's classroom since it provides your students with the rigor and skills they need to be successful in college and in their careers. We will explore various websites that will help you plan your math lessons, motivate your students and integrate science and language arts projects across the curriculum. Sites will be selected based on your grade level and content areas. At the end of this course, you will have a composite of sites that will simplify the time spent planning lessons, will keep students engaged, and will help keep parents informed. We will examine sites such as GoNoodle, Figment, Remind, Storyboarding, Discovery and explore Teacher's First resources. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANN NOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

52. Living History: The Battle of Gettysburg

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 5/1/2019 to 5/5/2019

This 20 hour in-service credit course will use a multi-media and experiential approach to the American Civil War. Using the actual battlefield at Gettysburg as a learning laboratory, with one evening held locally at Rockland Teachers’ Center and one weekend held at Gettysburg, participants will time-travel back to the Civil War. A horseback ride across parts of the battlefield led by a fully uniformed cavalryman is only one of the unique experiences planned. This course includes period dress, music, politics, art, weapons, and the life of a Civil War soldier. Overnight accommodations is included in cabins at the Artillery Ridge Campgrounds in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for all participants. The course takes into account Enduring Issues such as Conflict, Power, Cooperation, Ideas and Beliefs and Environmental Impact. It also applies to English Language Arts and includes document-based research. Elementary and secondary teachers in all disciplines will find this course useful in cross-curriculum projects. Cabin accommodations, equipment, and trained facilitator included. Not included: food, transportation to/from site and in Gettysburg

53. Shen Yun Dance Company

Location: New Jersey Performing Arts center (Newark, NJ) [map]

Dates: 5/2/2019

Wait List
Let Shen Yun take you on an unforgettable feast for the eyes and ears. Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multidimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity's greatest treasures. The epic production features amazing choreography, costumes and orchestra. Thursday, May 2nd at 2 pm at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. 2nd tier center tickets are $110. Registration must be complete by December 18th.

54. Utilizing Drones in Education

Audience: All

Dates: 5/2/2019 to 5/9/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

Drones are quickly becoming part of everyday life. This professional development opportunity will provide participants with the opportunity to get an understanding of how drones can and are being used in education. The ethics, laws, and uses of drones will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience flying a drone with the support and supervision of the instructor. This is a two-day course with the first day focused on the laws, ethics, basics of flight, and how drones can be used in education. Day two will focus on developing curricular integration and additional flying opportunities.

55. My Son, the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy at Bickford Theater

Location: Bickford Theater (Morristown, NJ) [map]

Dates: 5/5/2019

Brad Zimmerman combines years of trainging as an actor with years of standup comedy, to create this hybrid play that weaves a bittersweet tale of one man's struggle in NY. He sends-up on his family, his career, his childhood and his misbegotten love life are aw warm as poignant as they are hysterical. Sunday, May 5th at 2 pm at the intimate Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum. Please sign up by March 1st. $41/46 nonmember.

56. Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore @ Fair Lawn Community Center

Location: Fair Lawn Community Center (Fair Lawn, NJ) [map]

Dates: 5/10/2019

Join us at this state-of-the-art intimate theater as we enjoy this well liked operetta. H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by W. S. Gilbert. ... The captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story. Prior to the performance, You will be getting a booklet of lyrics to help enhance your experience. Friday, May 10 at 7:30 at Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th St., Fair Lawn, NJ. Registration must be completed by Friday, march 1st. Tickets are $28.

57. Anniversary Fashion Show Luncheon

Location: The Old Tappan Manor (Old Tappan, NJ) [map]

Dates: 5/16/2019

Join us as we celebrate our 15th anniversary with a fabulous lunch at the elegant Old Tappan Manor (137 Orangeburg Rd. Old Tappan, NJ, 201.768.3292). Menu (TBD) will include wine. Enjoy viewing a spring fashion collection by Chico's and Lord & Taylor, jewelry and accessories modeled by our own members. Raffles, gifts & fun. A select number of new and old vendors will be there for your shopping pleasure. Thursday, May 16 at 12:00 pm. $51/61 nonmember

58. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Training

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

Audience: Educators overseeing cultural arts in their schools and PTA Cultural Arts Coordinators

Dates: 6/3/2019

Location: Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

The STAR Cultural Arts training will include a discussion on cultural arts programming, question and answer with Rockland BOCES, networking among cultural arts coordinators throughout the county. Programs to be showcased: TBA

59. Manon @ American Ballet Theater

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

Dates: 6/19/2019

From the ornate salons of Paris to the mysterious wilds of colonial Louisiana, Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic masterwork weaves an affecting tale of romance, desire and treachery. Set to Massenet’s lush score and inspired by the classic novel Manon Lescaut, this engrossing ballet soars to theatrical heights as the beautiful maiden Manon must choose between the temptations of wealth and the promise of true love. Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 PM at Metropolitan Opera House. Premium orchestra center tickets are $110/120 nonmember. Deadline for registrations is January 3rd.

60. "Tootsie" on Broadway

Location: Marriott Marquis Theater (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/26/2019

The musical adaptation of Tootsie, featuring a score by The Band’s Visit Tony winner David Yazbek and a book by Robert Horn, is heading to Broadway. With an Art Deco cityscape backdrop, it take us from a park bench to the subway to Michael’s apartment to a 42nd Street rehearsal room to a restaurant to a nightclub to the theater. Leading the cast is Tony nominee Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor who lands a job under the female persona of Dorothy Michaels. Wednesday, June 26th at 2:00 pm. Front mezz tickets are $139. Marriott Marquis Theater, 1535 Broadway. Registration must be completed by March 1st.

61. Online: Curriculum Mapping for Teachers - Using Online Mapping Tools to Plan Instruction

Audience: Grades K-12

Dates: 6/27/2019 to 8/8/2019

Location: Online

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“Curriculum Mapping for Teachers” is a 15 hour online course for those who want to design thematic teaching units that will spark the interest of all students. Participants will explore the key components of mapping and design their own curriculum maps. With frequent collaboration and feedback from colleagues, participants will know what works, and what needs work, before ever meeting their students. This course uses Atlas Rubicon for course mapping.
This fun and engaging course offered by a Google Certified Educator, is designed to provide information and examples of various Google tools available to enhance the learning experiences of different learners. Participants will explore Google Earth, Google Docs (collaborative presentations, spreadsheets, documents and forms) Google Apps and Google SketchUp. Examples of how these tools can be integrated with different subject areas that are aligned to national and NYS standards will be shared. To complete this course, participants will create online collaborative materials, mini project and develop a plan to implement Google tools into their curriculum to promote learning in a 21st century environment. Participation in discussions, sharing of ideas and feedback is important, enlightening and promotes professional growth. Grade Level K-12.. NYS.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this 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 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. 15 hours, CTLE, inservice,or professional learning. Social Work CEUs available through Rockland BOCES for $25 Fee.

64. Online Genius Hour (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Middle/High School Teachers any subject area

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 8/5/2019

What if students were given the time, resources and structure to bring their passions to life? What if these passions drove project-based learning inside the classroom? How would this work? Genius Hour provides teachers the framework to create a student-driven culture that allows learners to explore what they care about and what matters most to them. The result: a thirteen-year-old writes and publishes a short story in which she mimics the style of JK Rowling; a group of 8th graders start a campaign to create Valentine’s day cards for children with cancer; a technology-addict spends one week tech-free and blogs about it. When Genius Hour comes alive in the classroom, teachers carve out “an hour” to provide students the opportunity to explore topics that excite and inspire them. Students create inquiry-based research questions that lead to student-motivated projects that are meaningful and shared with authentic audiences. Through this course, teachers will understand what Genius Hour is, why it matters and how to incorporate it into the walls of their classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

65. Online: Brain Based Learning and Student Engagement (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/30/2019

Location: Online

In this online course, we will explore the human brain and examine how it works. You will hear the most up to date theories on how students learn and how best to engage them in the classroom. We will look at how to incorporate group work and peer collaboration in the classroom to foster engagement and how to give students the opportunity to take the lead while still adhering to specific curriculum guidelines. At the end of the course, each participant will be asked to share a classroom plan that lists specific strategies and lesson plan ideas that will put their students in the center of learning. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

66. Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 8/21/2019

Location: Online

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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 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.

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

Audience: All

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 8/21/2019

Location: Online only

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi. Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation. At the end of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students: develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth; navigate through life’s challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism; and understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community.
This fun and engaging course offered by a Google Certified Educator, is designed to provide information and examples of various Google tools available to enhance the learning experiences of different learners. Participants will explore Google Earth, Google Docs (collaborative presentations, spreadsheets, documents and forms) Google Apps and Google SketchUp. Examples of how these tools can be integrated with different subject areas that are aligned to national and NYS standards will be shared. To complete this course, participants will create online collaborative materials, mini project and develop a plan to implement Google tools into their curriculum to promote learning in a 21st century environment. Participation in discussions, sharing of ideas and feedback is important, enlightening and promotes professional growth. Grade Level K-12.. NYS.

69. Theater Treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Location: Metropolitan Mueum of Art (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/9/2019

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If you love theater, and you love art, then this tour, led by an expert in both theater and art history, is for you. See the Met Museum through a theatrical lens on this fascinating tour! You will learn about the links between theater and great works of art by Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Seurat, to name a few. When you are through with the tour, your ticket gives you three-day access to all three Met Museums and a discount at the Met store. Tuesday, July 9th at 11:00 am. Fee of $45/55 nonmember covers entrance and guided tour. Please register by April 30th.

70. Using the Charlotte Danielson Framework to Create a Digital Portfolio (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019

Location: Room TBD

This course is FREE to consortium members and is designed to help probationary teachers build an electronic portfolio with an emphasis on Charlotte Danielson's Four Domains. Students will be able to define the components of a teaching portfolio and understand the importance of keeping and maintaining a professional teaching portfolio. Special attention to developing a teaching philosophy and crafting a tenure reflection based on the Four Domains will be key aspects of this course. This course will also give students a variety of avenues to find the perfect web development platform for their future eFolio. A portion of the course work will be completed outside of the scheduled class times and then shared and revised. (July 16 and 18th students will have to complete a total of 6 hours of outside work) If you have a Laptop please bring it with you to class. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

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

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 8/27/2019

Location: Online

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