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1. Book Club 12/12/18 AT THE LIBRARY

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

Dates: 12/12/2018

Starting Soon
This month's selection is Orphan #8 by Kim Van ALkemade. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, December 12th at 10:30 at King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9156 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place.

2. Iconic Culture Fashion Exhibit & House Tour of Acorn Hall

Location: Acorn Hall (Morristown, NJ)

Dates: 12/13/2018

Starting Soon
Join us on a trip down memory lane as we tour "Iconic Culture - Little Black Dress to Bell Bottoms" at Acorn Hall. View a large selection of fashions (over 100)from different eras as they reflect the politics and context of the time. Following the fashion exhibit, join our docent for a house tour. Following the tour, enjoy perusing and lunching on your own at one of the many restaurants in this charming town. TRANSPORTATION ON YOUR OWN! Thursday, December 13 at 10:30 at Acorn Hall, 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown, NJ. Fee is $10/20 nonmember. Deadline for registration is December 1st..

3. Film Club on 12/14/18 at NANUET LIBRARY

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

Dates: 12/14/2018

Starting Soon
Join us to view and discuss the film "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy", 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! Lunch will follow at a TBD restaurant.

4. CEGE 590-R01/How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture

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

Dates: 12/17/2018 to 1/30/2019

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

5. Creating Students Podcasts

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

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 12/19/2018

During this professional learning opportunity, participants will learn what goes into creating a podcast, best practices, and discover ways to use podcasting in their classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to explore creating a podcast to use with their students.

6. EDU 5371.03/Technology in Special Education- 2 Graduate Credits

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

Dates: 1/2/2019 to 1/16/2019

This 2 credit course is intended to facilitate an understanding of how assistive technologies are used as well as how they function. The emphasis of this course is on determining appropriate technology supports that can be used to increase functioning of school age children with disabilities. The course covers the range of AT supports for children with learning disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling; access for children with physical disabilities; strategies for children with sensory impairments, and communication options for children with communication disorders. Additionally, we will discuss the legal mandates and funding issues pertaining to Assistive Technology. This course will require additional online hours. Required Texts: “Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities”, by Dell, Amy G., Newton, Deborah A. and Petroff, Jerry G., 2008, ISBN: 978-0-13-119164-8; and “The Practical and Fun Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools”, by Bugaj and Norton-Darr, ISBN 978 1 56484 263 3. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit.

7. Tech Thursday for Tarrytown Elementary Teachers

Audience: Tarrytown Teachers in grades K-5

Dates: 1/3/2019 to 2/7/2019

Location: Room 106

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Throughout this course we will be covering topics that are important to teachers. Sessions will focus on the following topics: Google Everything: Gmail, Docs, Drive, Data Trackers, Chromebooks, SmartNotebook, Weebly, Chrome apps and extensions, Read Write Symbaloo, Book Creator. THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO TARRYTOWN TEACHERS.

8. CEGE 636-R01/Response to Intervention (RTI): How to Ensure Success with Effective Instruction and Intervention

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

Dates: 1/3/2019 to 2/21/2019

Participants will develop skills and strategies to reach struggling learners. This course will cover important aspects of Response to Intervention models. You will develop methods of evaluating students and pinpointing areas of academic difficulties. Then, develop a positive "mindset" to unlock the potential of all learners. (Dweck, 2006) Further, you will develop strategies to explicitly guide student learning through a systematic approach. Participants will develop a "tool box" of interventions that are responsive to the needs of all students, but particularly the needs of struggling students. In the words of Fisher and Frey (2010), "Teaching every child is hard work. With that hard work, though, comes a group of learners who are prepared to participate in society. This learning occurs in the classrooms of well-prepared teachers who are undaunted by student learning variations because they believe that each child is an individual and that individuals exhibit differences in growth due to many factors, including carefully selected instructional interventions." Teachers will walk away with a process of intervention that will make them more purposeful and effective. They 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. 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: “Enhancing RTI”, BY Fisher, D. and Frey, N.(2010) and “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”, by Dweck, Carol (2006). *Final projects and reflections due via online on Feb. 21, 2019.

9. EDU 5371.04/Technology in Special Education- 2 Graduate Credits

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

Dates: 1/3/2019 to 1/17/2019

This 2 credit course is intended to facilitate an understanding of how assistive technologies are used as well as how they function. The emphasis of this course is on determining appropriate technology supports that can be used to increase functioning of school age children with disabilities. The course covers the range of AT supports for children with learning disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling; access for children with physical disabilities; strategies for children with sensory impairments, and communication options for children with communication disorders. Additionally, we will discuss the legal mandates and funding issues pertaining to Assistive Technology. This course will require additional online hours. Required Texts: “Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities”, by Dell, Amy G., Newton, Deborah A. and Petroff, Jerry G., 2008, ISBN: 978-0-13-119164-8; and “The Practical and Fun Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools”, by Bugaj and Norton-Darr, ISBN 978 1 56484 263 3. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit.
English Language Learners are the fastest growing group of students that today’s schools services. This course will assist teachers in developing strategies and skills to understand ELL students’ backgrounds and how to establish and grow strong family relationships. Teachers will develop classroom skills to use in their classrooms and improve instructional outcomes. Teachers will examine belief systems and research based practices for serving diverse cultures and languages in the classroom. Teachers taking this course will analyze and implement methods for ensuring a positive classroom culture and climate.

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

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 1/7/2019 to 2/7/2019

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.

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

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

Dates: 1/7/2019 to 2/11/2019

Location: Online Only

Through collaboration and inquiry, participants will explore the conferring process and the effect that is has on classroom instruction and student engagement. Participants will work through each step involved in conferring in the classroom with a specific focus on the RIP model. Participants will identify and explore the protocol for effective feedback within an instructional setting. At the conclusion of this course, participants will display a knowledge and expertise of the structure of a conference, implications for classroom implementation and instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and that they can embed in their instructional practice.
English Language Learners (ELLs) need to have access to K-12 curriculum and be able to achieve the same level of success as their english speaking counterparts. This course prepares teachers to effectively understand ELLs’ backgrounds and to differentiate their instructional approach. By providing the skills to differentiate their instruction through multiple modalities, this course gives a practical, classroom ready application of new learning to improve instructional practice. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education teachers.

14. Tech Tuesday for High/Middle School Tarrytown Teachers

Audience: Tarrytown Teachers Teachers in Grades 6-12

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 2/12/2019

Location: Room 222

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Throughout this course we will be covering topics that are important to teachers. Sessions will focus on the following topics: Google Everything: Gmail, Docs, Drive, Classroom, Chromebooks, Castle Learn-ing, Book Creator, SmartNotebook, Chrome apps and extensions, Symbaloo, Read Write. THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO TARRYTOWN TEACHERS.

15. EDU 5295.01/EDU 5295A.01 Teaching Health, Physical Education and Family/Consumer Education-1 Graduate Credit

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

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 1/15/2019

This course will examine the characteristics of positive and negative health behaviors while learning appropriate reinforcement and prevention strategies. Students will learn methods of teaching health and physical education skills at the childhood level with consideration for safety issues. Discussion on current issues in family and consumer science will be an important aspect of the course. REQUIRED TEXT: Telljohann, S.K., Symons, C.W., Pateman, B., Seabert, D. M. (2012) Health Education, Elementary & Middle School Applications (7th ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-352968-4. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit. Note: You must register on webadvisor for both EDU 5295.01 and EDU 5295A.01.

16. Hybrid: Understanding and Using the NYS Science Learning Standards to Design Instruction

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

Audience: K-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 2/12/2019

During this hybrid in-person/online course experience, 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 15 CTLE hours, with two in-person sessions (first and last sessions) and asynchromous work online. All work is due by the last day of the class. 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 account has been marked complete.

Course schedule:
Jan 8, Feb 12 (In person) 3 hours each day
Jan 9-Feb 11 9 hours virtually

This will be accomplished by the following assignments and work:
In person meetings for face-to-face collaboration
Online Responses and Reflections
Reflection

Source Material for this Course:
Rockland Teacher Center Gmail & access to G Suite Google Classroom
Internet access
YouTube access
This course is funded through the NYS Teacher Center grant.

17. Gentle Yoga - 10-Class Winter Session

Location: Lucky Elephant Yoga Studio (New City, NY) [map]

Dates: 1/9/2019 to 4/3/2019

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Gentle yoga is great for you if: you are new to yoga, are recovering from an injury, or you just want to take it slow today. The yoga postures will be presented in a slow, soothing way with attention to alignment, breathing and mindfulness. Props will be used to help the poses become more available to every body. The class will include asana (poses) and pranayama (breathing) techniques and will help you find a way to use your yoga practice to find peace and alignment in a busy world. Open to all levels, no prior yoga experience necessary. This class is taught by Bridget Peterson, an experienced yoga instructor at Lucky Elephant Yoga Studios, 132 Park Ave., New City. Wednesdays at 11:00 am on 1/9, 1/16, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/27, & 4/3. Fee is $125/140 nonmember . Once a minimum is met, single sessions will be available for $15 each.
A teacher’s use of formative assessment techniques is essential in ensuring he or she is meeting the learning targets for a unit. Teachers need to know “who knows what” before moving on. Formative assessment is nothing new - our teachers were administering formative assessments to us when we were in school many years ago. In today’s digital world, we are lucky to have so many more tools to assist us in our formative assessments. Teachers in the class will review the research on formative assessment as well as explore dozens of instructional tools that can be used for formative assessments. Teachers will leave this course with concrete and easy to use examples for embedding more formative assessments into their lessons.
We often look at behavior as something that needs to be addressed before instruction can occur. Research shows that with the right instructional tools, we can limit those unwanted behaviors that interrupt the learning process. Educators in this course will examine dozens of research based strategies to address behavior through instruction. Each educator in this course will focus on specific behaviors from their classes and will utilize research based strategies for overcoming these barriers to learning.

20. Utilizing Drones in Education

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

Audience: All

Dates: 1/16/2019 to 1/30/2019

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.

21. Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century @ Katonah Museum

Location: Katonah Museum (Katonah, NY)

Dates: 1/17/2019

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From the beginning of recorded time, jewelry has both articulated identity as well as heralded status. In recognition of the universal passion for and power of jewelry, the KMA opens the 2018 fall season with Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century curated by Jane Adlin, who in her role of curator of modern and contemporary design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, organized the Jewels by JAR and Cartier 1900-1939 exhibitions. In Outrageous Ornament, the KMA presents provocative work by internationally renowned artists which expand the boundaries and our understanding of personal adornment. Thursday, January 17 at 11:00 at Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah. Fee is $11/21 nonmember. Please register by January 3rd.

22. Conflict Management for SRPs

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/17/2019

Conflicts are normal and unavoidable occurrences in our everyday lives. Most of these are minor and easily resolved. Participants will address the benefits and disadvantages of conflict, key factors to be considered in resolving conflicts, and strategies for managing and resolving conflicts.

23. 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: 1/22/2019 to 2/26/2019

Location: ONLINE ONLY

Through inquiry and the exploration of Reading and Writing, participants will explore the life-long practices of readers and writers in a Balanced Literacy setting. Participants will explore each component of the Balanced Literacy framework and connect their own instructional practice to the framework. Through collaboration and investigation, participants will have the opportunity to explore research around Balanced Literacy and best practices in Reading and Writing. At the conclusion of this course, participants will leave with a knowledge and expertise of Balanced Literacy, instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and a “toolbox” filled with best practices and shared literary experiences that they can embed in their instructional practice.

24. EDU 5000.03/Foundations of Education-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 5/10/2019

Online course runs January 22 through May 10, 2019. An introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

25. ENL Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 1/25/2019

Location: Online Only

Why do we have such a hard time communicating our thoughts back and forth to each other in a way that ensures understanding? During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs both verbally and nonverbally. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

26. Victorian High Tea at Bon Appetit

Location: Bon Apetit Tea House (Mahwah, NJ) [map]

Dates: 1/22/2019

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Chase the winter blues away by joining us for an elegant high tea at Bon Appetit Tea House (180 Franklin Tpke, Mahwah, NJ). Be transformed to a bygone era and enjoy a sumptuous tea in this gracious and elegant space. Feel like a queen for a day. $45/55 nonmember. Tuesday, January 22 from 12:00 - 2:30 pm. Enrollment is limited to 25 people.

27. EDU 5480.01/Literacy Methods in Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 5/10/2019

Students will acquire the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to guide the literacy development of young children. They will explore the developmental influences on preschool learning and examine the role of language in supporting literacy development and consider research-based early literacy activities and methods such as book reading, writing activities using invented spelling, storytelling, as well as other activities that foster phonemic awareness, print concepts, phonics skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Students will examine methods and materials to support literacy development. They will also consider the role of families in supporting the literacy development of young children. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course which runs from Jan. 22 through May 10, 2019. . Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

28. EDU 5550.04/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 5/7/2019

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

29. Mental Health & Wellness 101

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

Dates: 1/22/2019

The median time between the onset of mental illness (when symptoms first appear) and when an individual gets appropriate treatment is 10 years. During that time, a person is likely experiencing periods of increased symptomology and periods of wellness. Mental Health and recovery are dependent on an individual’s ability to recognize and manage where they are each day on the continuum between wellness and illness, and to take care accordingly. Education and early intervention promotes wellness and leads to better outcomes.
Goals of the Training:

Increase basic knowledge of mental health to help reduce stigma.

Understand Mental Health as a continuum of wellness that defines us every day — it is illness, recovery and all of the space in between.

Promote wellness, treatment seeking behavior, recovery and self-care.
This training is taught by Wendy Blanchard, M.S., CHHC, CPS, Client & Family Advocate and Community Educator. Wendy Blanchard was honored to be a part of creating this training as a resource and support for the newly implemented New York State Mental Health Education Law which began on July 1, 2018.

30. EED 754-95/Workshop in Understanding Literacy Difficulites

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 5/14/2019

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

31. Book Club 1/23/19 AT THE LIBRARY

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

Dates: 1/23/2019

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This month's selection is The female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, January 23 at 10:30 at King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9156 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place.

32. Resilient Stress Management for Educators

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, ) - Room 105

Audience: All

Dates: 1/23/2019 to 2/13/2019

Location: Room 105

Participants in the Resilient Stress Management for Educators course (formerly known as Resilience Fitness Training for Educators) will learn how to harness stress. Participants will be shown how current approaches favor only managing stress without directly attending to the energy (Adaptive Energy Qi) that managing stress requires. Participants will experience the Resilient Stress Management™ toolset which puts Energy Before Effort™. Participants will learn and practice breathing techniques and movements (That are rooted in Chinese martial arts and medicine) which restore A.E.Q.™. Energy to fuel inspired educating; where teachers are at their best and build more energy as they teach. We will also explore how the A.E.Q. ™ of the teacher affects the student and the class A.E.Q.™ and visa versa. The session will culminate by outlining strategies for increasing energy awareness and efficiency in the classroom while decreasing energy drain and decay. 12 hours contact / 3 hours online.

33. EDU 5298.01/Early Childhood Inclusive Strategies

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 5/9/2019

This on campus course will explore historical antecedents to early childhood education and trace their influences on contemporary inclusive classrooms. This course will examine instructional programs and practices to include classroom management techniques, designed to provide a challenging learning environment to children with diverse learning characteristics. The course will address the special needs of ELLs and children from different cultural settings. Collaborative models will be discussed. An Individual Family Service Plan will be designed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course which runs from Jan. 24 through May 9, 2019. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

34. EDU 5298.01/Early Childhood Inclusive Strategies - 3 credits

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 5/9/2019

This on campus course will explore historical antecedents to early childhood education and trace their influences on contemporary inclusive classrooms. This course will examine instructional programs and practices to include classroom management techniques, designed to provide a challenging learning environment to children with diverse learning characteristics. The course will address the special needs of ELLs and children from different cultural settings. Collaborative models will be discussed. An Individual Family Service Plan will be designed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course which runs from Jan. 24 through May 9, 2019. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

35. CEGE 637-R01/Making Inclusion Work: Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 3/14/2019

This course will provide an overview of the characteristics of effective instructional strategies in a general education classroom. Participants will develop strategies to incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. By the end of this course students should have gained a full understanding of: Special health-related issues, Learning processes of the special education student, motivational and communication techniques, classroom management, the means to update knowledge and skills in the subject taught, current trends and issues, special education legislation, characteristics and etiology of specific disabilities, intervention strategies for children with disabilities, how to adapt the learning environment to meet the needs of exceptional children, and identification of students with disabilities. The text The Inclusive Classroom will provide theoretical support and research-based strategies to improve student learning in mainstream classrooms. Required Text: “The Inclusive Classroom”, by Mastropieri & Shruggs, The Loose-Leaf Version-5th edition, 2014. *Final projects and reflections due via online on Mar. 14, 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.

36. SED 575-95/Teaching Literacy in English as a New Language

Location: Newburgh Amory Center (Newburgh, NY)

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 5/9/2019

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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. 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. This course is open to a select group of matriculated New Paltz students.

37. EDU 5573.01/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 5/9/2019

The focus of this on campus course is to develop an understanding of autism spectrum disorders as well as other low incidence disabilities and acquiring effective pre-academic, academic and social interventions to help students learn and participate fully in the classroom. The course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, from early childhood through the school age years, the identification and etiology , and best practices in programs and services for students identified with ASD's, as well as other low incidence disabilities. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course which runs from Jan. 24 through May 9, 2019. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

38. Film Club on 1/25/19 at NANUET LIBRARY

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

Dates: 1/25/2019

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Join us to view and discuss the film "City Lights" 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!

39. EDU 5032.02/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/26/2019 to 2/23/2019

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

40. Cross-Cultural Communication

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 1/28/2019 to 1/31/2019

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs and their families to build a stronger home-school connection. By learning the cultural cues and mannerisms, participants will be able to effectively communicate with students and families as well as create a learning environment that is safe and diverse. 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.

41. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/28/2019 to 5/6/2019

An introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

42. EDU 5307.01/Observing, Assessing and Understanding Child Development: Birth to Grade 2

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/28/2019 to 5/6/2019

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This on campus course will investigate formal and informal methods of assessing student's learning including observational techniques; and evaluate one146s own instructional practice. Develop Skill in using information gathered through observation and assessment to plan and modify instruction. Field experience required. If you plan to take this graduate credit course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Please follow webadvisor dates.

43. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/28/2019 to 5/6/2019

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

44. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: Elementary Math Teachers

Dates: 1/29/2019

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.
In this online course, we will focus on incorporating the NGSS into our curriculum. These standards mark a change in how we must think about classroom science instruction. We will use a variety of online resources to develop instructional and assessment strategies that address NGSS focusing on K-5 and 6-12 while developing an understanding across grade levels. We will explore how: K-12 science education should reflect the real-world interconnections in science. Science concepts build coherently across K-12. THE NGSS focuses on deeper understanding and application of content. Science and engineering are integrated in science education K-12 Science Standards coordinate with Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics. We will use visit NGSS webinars that address this topic and look at sample standards to learn how to read the key to various elements. At the end of this course, participants will have a deeper understanding of the expectations and how they should b applied at each grade level.

46. EED 510-95/Teaching Writing and Multimodal Text Production

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

Dates: 1/30/2019 to 5/15/2019

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

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

Audience: Middle/High School Teachers any subject area

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 3/17/2019

Location: Online only

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.

48. Online: Teacher and Student Reflection (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teaches in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 2/24/2019

Reflection is a key element in the learning process. Good teachers are able to make decisions quickly when necessary but also know when they should step back and reflect on their work. The same is true of students – they must be able to reflect on their classroom work to enhance learning. Participants in this online class will examine the material they are teaching and design ways to help their students look back and reflect in order to grow as learners. We will introduce end of class prompts to use in the classroom and you will be asked to keep an online journal which will be part of the learning process. We will explore numerous ways to reflect on work and how best to embed into your classroom practice.

49. Cross-Cultural Communication and Children's Literature

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 2/7/2019

Location: Online Only

Why do we have such a hard time communicating our thoughts back and forth to each other in a way that ensures understanding? During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs both verbally and nonverbally. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

50. Online: Morphing into Vocabulary: A look at infusing Morphology into the classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Classroom teachers in grades 2 and higher, ENL teachers, ELA teachers, Reading Specialists

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 3/11/2019

“Students who understand how words are formed by combining prefixes, suffixes, and roots tend to have larger vocabularies and better reading comprehension than peers without such knowledge and skills” (Prince, 2009). In this online course, teachers will explore the value of teaching students morphology in the classroom. Participants will uncover prefixes, suffixes and roots and their interdisciplinary role in effective teaching to increase academic vocabulary. Teachers will develop student-friendly strategies for predicting word meaning through morphology as well as create a motivational activity to help students make the connection between morphology and language. Participants will create lessons that align with the Common Core Learning Standards, motivating activities and a content-specific root database. Through sharing ideas, strategies and activities with each other, a distinct understanding of the long-term value that this can have on vocabulary development will be clear.

51. EDU 5077.02/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

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

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 4/8/2019

The course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavior problems. The focus will be on the laws, assessments, methodology and programs, as well as developmental, compensatory and social aspects of teaching secondary students with special needs. Required Text: “Teaching Students with Mild and High Incidence Disabilities at the Secondary Level”, 3rd edition, by Sabornie, E. J. & deBettencourt, L. U., 2009, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Recommended text: “Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 hours observation. If you plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date will be April 15, 2019.

52. EDU 5088.03/Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 4/8/2019

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. Required Text: “Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 hours observation. If you plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date will be April 15, 2019.

53. EDU 5612.02/Assessment & Intervention Literacy Instruction Grades 1-6

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

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 4/8/2019

Examine the most current theory and practice in assessment of reading, language development and literacy. Consider case studies and actual test materials and learn how to evaluate assessment technique effectively and efficiently in relationship to meeting the needs of the children and the curriculum. Prerequisite: EDU 5396 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy or EDU 5402 or 06. Field Experience Required of seven hours. 3 credits in Special Ed and/or Literacy. Required Texts Beers, K. (2003). When kids can't read: What teachers can do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Gunning, T. G. (2013). Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties (5th edition). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Leslie, L. & Caldwell, J. (2010). Qualitative reading inventory, 5th Ed. New York: Addison, Wesley Longman. http://www.awl.com/leslie, Shaywitz, S. (2005). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Snowdate will be April 15, 2019.

54. Including Social Justice Perspective in the Classroom/School

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

Dates: 2/4/2019

Social justice inequities, such as sexism, racism, heterosexism (homophobia) and cisgenderism (transphobia) impact all classrooms, every day, in every school district. Teachers are in a singular position to bring awareness of these issues to their students and to provide an opportunity to redress them within their classrooms. This workshop will introduce concepts and reasonable steps teachers can take with students at all levels, kindergarten through grade 12. Phyllis Frank is Senior Director of VCS, Inc.

55. EDU 5380.03/Curriculum, Management, and Assessment

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

Dates: 2/5/2019 to 4/9/2019

This course explores the way childhood educators develop curricula, and implement instruction within a full range of students' interests, motivations and capabilities. It focuses on evaluation of existing curricula, including emerging trends and issues; educational assessment of students; formation and implementation of educational, instructional and behavioral goals; and the creation of positive learning environments. This exploration will include examining and experiencing the relationship between your beliefs and philosophies as a teacher and the choices you make regarding curriculum development, effective instruction, and assessment. REQUIRED TEXT: “Universal Teaching Strategies” by Freiberg, J.H. & Driscoll, A. (2004), (4th Edition), and “Understanding by Design”, by Wiggins, G.P., McTighe,J. (2006) Boston: Pearson. If you plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date will be April 16, 2019.

56. EDU 5460.02/Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II

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

Dates: 2/6/2019 to 4/10/2019

Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler, and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of the inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Required Texts: “Early Childhood Education” K., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Roundtree Henderson, W., and Valero- Kerrick A. (2014), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd. and “Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor” , by Mindes, Gayle (2014), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Ed. If you plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date is April 17, 2019.

57. Online: Teaching Mastery: The Power of You!

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/7/2019 to 3/21/2019

Location: Online only

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

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

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

Dates: 2/7/2019 to 4/11/2019

This course examines the construction, use, and interpretation of clinical and educational measurements used to assess learning. The course familiarizes students with the foundations of multidisciplinary assessment used to determine eligibility for special education services. Basic descriptive statistics, prescriptive teaching and the diagnostic-remediation process are examined with emphasis on individual assessment. Components of functional assessment, alternate assessments, and classroom assessment are incorporated. Required Textbook: “Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach”, 4th ed., by Pierangelo, R. & Giuliani, G., 2009, Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Requires 15 hours observation. If you plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snowdate will be May 2, 2019.

59. Home Language and Literacy Development of ELLs

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/11/2019 to 2/14/2019

Location: Online Only

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

60. Strengthening Home/School Communication

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

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

Location: Online Only

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

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

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

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

Location: TBD

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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).

62. 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

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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).

63. 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.

64. 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.

66. 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

67. ONLINE: Teens and Technology

Location: Online Only (Online, ) - ONLINE ONLY

Audience: All

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

Location: ONLINE ONLY

Teens love Instagram and Snapchat, and iPhones are requisite technology. This technology has changed the way that teens learn and interact. Teens listen in sound bytes and can access virtually any fact simply by thinking about the 'right' descriptors. How can educators who struggle to use power point communicate information to today's teens in a way that's engaging from them and not overwhelming for us? Interactions on Facebook or through Skype have also replaced hanging out after school, and creating an online persona provides teens with a new means of exploring their identity. While these sites broaden teens' social horizons, they may also thrust them into social situations beyond their maturity level. How do we help teens navigate these technologies? In this online course, we will explore teen's dependence on technology from a developmental perspective, focusing on how teens attend to and process information and why interacting in a virtual space is likely to be so attractive to them. We will explore ways of incorporating technology into the classroom in a reasonable and informed way, as well as how to communicate guidelines for safe and appropriate use. Online course starts 2/27/19 and ends on 4/10/19.
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. 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.

70. 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.

71. 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.

72. 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.

73. 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.

74. 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.

75. CEGE 690-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.

76. Enhance Student Learning through Yoga and Meditation Strategies

Audience: Teachers grades 5-12

Dates: 4/9/2019 to 5/21/2019

Location: Greenburgh CSD

Middle school and high school can be a very stressful time for both students and teachers. Students face a myriad of teenage issues, including how to balance challenging academic classes, college preparation, extra curricular activities, part time employment, bullying and a busy social life. As a result, many teenagers (and tweens) feel overwhelmed and become disorganized which can be stressful for them and their teachers. In this class, you will be provided with a number of powerful yoga and meditation tools that will help your students develop self awareness, compassion and confidence. The result will be students who can better manage these inevitable challenges and navigate their middle and high school years successfully and productively.
“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.

78. 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

79. Shen Yun Dance Company

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

Dates: 5/2/2019

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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.

80. 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