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1. Book Besties Book Club 6/25/24 at 10:00 (NOT FOR CTLE OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 6/25/2024

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Join us for a discussion of the book A Storm of Infinite Beauty by Julianne MacLean. Candace will lead us in an interesting and thought provoking discussion on June 25 at10:00 AM. To receive the summary, Zoom link and the questions in a timely manner, please register by June 19.

2. Hybrid : Book Study Beyond February: Teaching Black History Any Day, Every Day, and All Year Long, By Dawnavyn M. James, July 1 - July 26, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Classroom teachers, specialists, school librarians who work with students in grades pre-K-6

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/26/2024

Location: Hybrid (Synchronous and Asynchronous)

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This hybrid book study will provide you with the strategies and skills needed to teach Black history throughout the year. Participants will read Beyond February: Teaching Black History Any Day, Every Day, and All Year Long by Dawnavyn M. James. As we go through the book, you will be able to use the book as a starting point to enhance your own knowledge and understanding of Black History and, at the end of the course, will have clear and concise activities and lessons to incorporate into your classroom throughout the school year. There will be 3 required synchronous Zoom sessions to discuss the book - Monday, July 8, 15 and 22 from 10:00am to 12 noon. Participants will be asked to complete asynchronous assignments after each session. You must attend all Zoom sessions and complete all assigned work to receive full credit for the course. Your camera must be on and you must be present on screen at all times during the Zoom sessions. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

3. Hybrid: "Magic School" for Tarrytown Teachers Only, July 1 - July 29, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: Educators in grades PreK - 12

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/29/2024

Location: Online

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OPEN TO TARRYTOWN TEACHER ONLY. This hybrid class will meet on Monday, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 from 6:30-8:30 pm. All other assignments are self paced. This comprehensive 15-hour course is designed to empower teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively utilize Magic School tools in the educational setting. The course will cover the seven modules in MagicSchool: Planning, Content, Questions, Intellectual Prep, Student Support, Communication and Community Tools, and Magic Student, provide practical insights and hands-on experience for teachers to integrate this tool into their teaching methods. Participants MUST ATTEND ALL SYNCHRONOUS SESSIONS TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE.

4. Hybrid: Using Graphic Novels to Support Culturally Responsive Education, July July 1 - July 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: 3-8 Teachers, Library Media Specialists, Counselors, ENL Teachers, Reading Specialists

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Hybrid

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Participants in this course will learn how to utilize graphic novels to implement culturally responsive education. Ongoing professional learning and support is listed as one of the principles in the New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework. This course will provide participants with an introduction to the CR-S Framework, an exploration into best practices in using graphic novels in the classroom, and will allow participants to read and identify graphic novels that could be incorporated into their curricula and/or libraries. By the end of the class, participants will feel comfortable teaching with graphic novels, identifying high quality, engaging graphic novels, and understanding how graphic novels can support culturally responsive education. There will be 3 Mandatory synchronous Zoom sessions on Monday, July 8, 15 and 22 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the Zoom sessions. Participation in the Zoom sessions, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required to receive full credit for the course. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

5. Online Book Study: Making MTSS Work For All, July 1 - July 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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In this online book study, participants will examine the dynamics of a multi-tiered system of supports, become familiar with the framework and learn how to support students at all tiers through research based interventions. Based on the book, The Road to Success with MTSS: A Ten-Step Process for Schools by Tom Hierck and Chris Weber, and additional resources, participants will embrace MTSS's multifaceted approach which includes addressing academic, social- emotional and behavioral needs. Teachers, support staff and therapists will all learn how to support students in many domains through case studies, while reflecting on their own current practices in MTSS.PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

6. Online: Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), July 1 - July 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: PreK-12

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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APD is a disorder affecting a person's ability to understand speech and process auditory information. The impact that this disorder can have on a student is profound. How often do you have a student ask you to repeat something or have a delay in answering your questions? APD can have an impact on their classwork, homework, test scores, comprehension and retention. A student who has trouble processing incoming information or directions will give answers unrelated to the questions. In this online course, we will focus on what APD is, diagnosing APD, distinguishing differences between APD and other disorders, and treatment for APD. At the course conclusion, you will have strategies to modify your classroom teaching and compensatory strategies to allow students to become more successful in the classroom. This class is appropriate for all K-12 teachers. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

7. Online: Discussions and Questioning to Build Deep Thinking, July 1 - July 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Online

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This course may be taken for graduate or inservice credit. Since the two options are listed separately, please be sure to register accordingly. In this online course, participants will explore how to facilitate classroom discussions through engaging conversations, the role of teachers as coaches during this process and how best to provide a supportive classroom environment when integrating higher order questioning techniques. When we closely examine the value of student participation in small group discussions, we find that students are able to connect with each other's thoughts and opinions and are able to engage in higher level critical thinking. Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including the following skills: comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. We will examine the link between critical thinking skills and questioning techniques by taking an in depth look at Bloom's Taxonomy and the quote, "Maslow before Bloom.” At the end of the course, you will have the tools needed to transfer responsibility from yourself to your students to speak purposefully, think outside of the box and lead an effective and engaging classroom discussion. Participants will need to purchase the following required text to participate in this course - Walsh, J. A., & Sattes, B. D. (2015). Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful speaking, engaged listening, deep thinking. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

8. Online: Growth Mindset, July 1 - July 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Online Only

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In this online course, teachers will focus on building students' growth mindset capacity. Teachers are often aware of the concepts behind mindsets but have not looked at their lessons and teaching techniques in relation to this concept. Teachers in this course will develop methods for reflecting on their current practices and materials in a manner that will assist their students in growing this essential capacity. Present research and best practices will be evaluated and strategies utilized to improve student learning outcomes in the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

9. Online: Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Differentiation in Diverse Classrooms, July 1 - July 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in grades K-12

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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This course will provide participants with the information needed to create inclusive learning environments by exploring the principles and practices of differentiation. Participants will gain a deep understanding of differentiation, dispelling misconceptions and practical strategies. The sessions cover a diverse range of tools, including flexible grouping, tiered assignments, choice menus, and tech tools, providing educators with a versatile toolkit to cater to varied learning styles. The course underscores the essential connection between Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and differentiation, encouraging seamless integration into instructional practices. At the conclusion of the course, participants will possess both a comprehensive understanding of differentiation and practical skills to effectively implement these strategies in their classrooms. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

10. Online: It's More than just Reversals: A Book Study based on Overcoming Dyslexia, by Sally Shaywitz, M.D., July 1 - July 28, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Online

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This Free class is only open to consortium members. In this online book study, participants will examine how to identify early clues of dyslexia and look for clues in older children. Participants will understand how dyslexia is diagnosed and identified, and what and how a sound multi-sensory word study program can best support dyslexics. Based on the book, Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D., teachers will develop an understanding of the identification and best instructional methodologies and practices of teaching students with this reading disability. Sally Shaywitz is an expert scientist and pediatrician who leads the field in dyslexia research. Through case studies and evaluations, join us as we begin to uncover the world of dyslexia. Participants will need to purchase the SECOND EDITION of the book prior to the course commencement date.

11. Online: Look Who's Talking: Accountable Talk in Your Classroom, July 1 - July 28, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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This Free class is only open to consortium members. This online class is designed for teachers in every setting from Grades PreK-12. Look Who's Talking is an introduction to Accountable Talk. Accountable Talk refers to the ways that teachers skillfully encourage their students to think deeply, articulate their reasoning, and listen with purpose. Talking with others about ideas and work is fundamental to learning and is an essential skill in the Common Core Learning Standards for every grade. But not all talk sustains learning. For classroom talk to promote learning it must be accountable--to the learning community, to accurate and appropriate knowledge, and to rigorous thinking. Accountable talk uses evidence appropriate to the discipline (e.g., proofs in mathematics, data from investigations in science, textual details in literature, documentary sources in history) and follows established norms of good reasoning. At the end of this course, teachers will be able to effectively incorporate Talk strategies into the classroom.

12. Online: SEL: I Know It's Important But How Do I Fit It All In?, July 1 - July 28, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: Educators grades PreK-12

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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This Free class is only open to consortium members. Are you finding it difficult to incorporate social and emotional learning (SEL) into your content-rich classroom? This free online course is designed to take a deep dive into social-emotional learning, the core competencies that surround it and how to embed these competencies into your academic lessons. By the end of this course, teachers will feel more confident and successful in their quest to embed the principles of social-emotional learning into their own teaching practices within any content areas. You will begin to see it not as one more thing to add to our already full plates, but rather something that enhances the content and creates a safe and engaging learning environment for all. This online course is designed for teachers in every setting/content area from Grades PreK-12.

13. Online: Teaching the Exceptional Child: An Introduction to Special Education, July 1 - July 28, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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This Free class is only open to consortium members. This course is designed for all teachers in the general education setting (K-12) who wish to gain an overview of the special education process. Teaching the Exceptional Child: An Introduction to Special Education was developed with the general education teacher in mind who is looking for an understanding of how to best support the varied learning abilities in one classroom. By the end of this course, participants will be able to navigate through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), understand their role in a Committee of Special Education (CSE) meeting, describe the history of Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), identify and dive deeply into the 13 classifications of disabilities, all while collaboratively evaluating scenarios to best educate the exceptional child.

14. Online: Work Hard/Think Hard: Principles of Effective Teaching, July 1 - July 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Online

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This course may be taken for either inservice or graduate credit. Since the two options are listed separately, please be sure to register accordingly. In this online book study, participants will develop their own use of the principles of effective teaching and develop a master teacher mindset through the examination of the best-selling text Never Work Harder Than Your Students by Robyn R Jackson. We will explore how to engage students in the heavy lifting of learning through the use of units of study, lesson plans, assessments, interventions and classroom management. With a focus on the quality of learning and not the quantity of work; teachers will become better equipped to lead their students on a voyage of self-discovery and acquisition of academic knowledge. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a unit of study, lesson plan, assessment and action plan to help them put the principles into practice immediately and effectively, challenging their students to work hard and think harder. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

15. Online: Book Study - The Teacher's Guide to Self Care by Sarah Frost, July 1 - July 15, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: Grades Pre K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/15/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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This Free class is only open to consortium members. In this book study, participants will examine how they can build resilience and reclaim their peace in and outside of the classroom. We will take a close look at the causes of teacher burnout, as well as remedies to counteract the rigorous demands of the profession. Participants must purchase Sarah Frost's book, The Teacher's Guide to Self-Care; Build Resilience, Avoid Burnout, and Bring a Happier and Healthier You to the Classroom. We will discuss her strategies to become happier and healthier through creating Self Care Calendars, positive affirmations, meditation, and how these, and other strategies, can be applied in and out of the classroom. The Teacher's Guide to Self-Care will help you create the self-care routines you need for a sustainable career, leaving the teacher-martyr complex behind and embrace a lifestyle that includes taking care of yourself, while continuing to make a difference in the world.

16. Online: The Magic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the Classroom, July 1 - July 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in grades K - 12

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous/Online

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Course participants will learn how to use Magic School AI to create PBL lessons that are meaningful to our students. We will discover how AI can revolutionize teaching and learning, specifically in creating PBL lessons that are aligned with our students' needs. We will explore AI principles, learn strategies for incorporating these technologies into the classroom, and master techniques for enhancing student engagement and critical thinking. As we dive into Project-Based Learning with AI integration, we will be able to foster collaboration and real-world problem-solving skills among students. At the end of this course, educators will have a PBL lesson tailored to the needs of their students which can be implemented into their current learning environments. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

17. EDPD 5045.01/ Making MTSS Work For All (WTCI)

Location: Online (online, ny) - Asynchronous

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 8/9/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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In this online book study, participants will examine the dynamics of a multi-tiered system of supports, become familiar with the framework and learn how to support students at all tiers through research based interventions. Based on the book, The Road to Success with MTSS: A Ten-Step Process for Schools by Tom Hierck and Chris Weber, and additional resources, participants will embrace MTSS's multifaceted approach which includes addressing academic, social- emotional and behavioral needs. Teachers, support staff and therapists will all learn how to support students in many domains through case studies, while reflecting on their own current practices in MTSS. If you are taking for graduate credit and are not a student of Manhattanville, please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for info on creating your account.

18. EDPD 5050.01/Discussions and Questioning to Build Deep Thinking (WTCI)

Location: Online (online, ny) - Asynchronous

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 8/9/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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In this online course, participants will explore how to facilitate classroom discussions through engaging conversations, the role of teachers as coaches during this process and how best to provide a supportive classroom environment when integrating higher order questioning techniques. When we closely examine the value of student participation in small group discussions, we find that students are able to connect with each other's thoughts and opinions and are able to engage in higher level critical thinking. Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including the following skills: comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. We will examine the link between critical thinking skills and questioning techniques by taking an in depth look at Bloom's Taxonomy and the quote, "Maslow before Bloom.” At the end of the course, you will have the tools needed to transfer responsibility from yourself to your students to speak purposefully, think outside of the box and lead an effective and engaging classroom discussion. Required Text: "Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful Speaking, Engaged Listening, Deep Thinking", by J. A. Walsh & B. D. Sattes, 2015, Alexandria, VA: ASCD. This course will run asynchronous online from 7/8 - 8/9/2024. Only start and end dates are listed. If you are taking for graduate credit and are not a student of Manhattanville, please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for info on creating your account.

19. EDPD 5055.01/Work Hard/Think Hard: Developing a Master Teacher Mindset (WTCI)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 8/9/2024

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In this online grad level course, participants will develop their own use of the principles of effective teaching and develop a master teacher mindset through the examination of the best-selling text Never Work Harder Than Your Students by Robyn R Jackson. We will explore how to engage students in the heavy lifting of learning through the use of units of study, lesson plans, assessments, interventions and classroom management. With a focus on the quality of learning and not the quantity of work; teachers will become better equipped to lead their students on a voyage of self-discovery and acquisition of academic knowledge. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a unit of study, lesson plan, assessment and action plan to help them put the principles into practice immediately and effectively, challenging their students to work hard and think harder. Required Texts: 'Never Work Harder Than Your Students: The Journey to Great Teaching', 2nd, by Robyn Jackson, Alexandria, Va: ASCD. 2018. This course will run asynchronous online from 7/8 - 8/9,2024. Only start and end dates are listed. If you are taking for graduate credit and are not a student of Manhattanville, please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for info on creating your account.

20. EDU 1400 - Design and Drafting I (7/8/24-7/31/24).- 2 Undergraduate Credits

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 7/31/2024

Use of drafting tools and techniques in the design process. Orthographic projection, sectional views, auxiliary views, basic pictorial drawing, introduction to working drawings, geometric constructions, development of drawing skills, and introduction to two-dimensional CAD. Additional college registration and tuition fee of approx. $445 per undergraduate credit will be required. Dates listed are the start date and end date. Dates and times of synchronous sessions will be determined by the instructor in conjunction with participants.

21. EDU 5000.01 Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/9/2024

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

22. EDU 5344.01 Child Development and Learning

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/9/2024

Learn about the developmental milestones of childhood and adolescence. Explore ways in which the cognitive, emotional/ social, motor and linguistic aspects of student development influence the curricular and instructional choices that teachers make. Satisfies prerequisite requirement. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Note only start and end dates are listed.

23. Education and the At Risk Student

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

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/5/2024

Working more effectively with disabled students by recognizing their disabilities and using strategies that meet their particular needs; as a result of this course participants will design a program for one student or more. Formerly CMSV CEGE 556-R01.

24. EDAD 5009.01 Technology for Administrators

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/7/2024

This course strives to prepare current/prospective K-12 administrators to use information technologies effectively and efficiently in order to support student learning and professional productivity. This hands-on course is designed to move participants from theory to practice and to assist them in the application of technology skills and knowledge that will support the needs of their current school communities and future leadership settings. If you would like to take this graduate course please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for complete details. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Course runs on Mondays and Wednesdays. Note only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to dates provided by instructor.

25. EDU 5017.01 Foundations of Early Childhood

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/8/2024

An introduction to the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of early childhood education including traditional, current and innovative models for early childhood programs. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course will run on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

26. EDU 5085.01 PK-12 Special Ed Cert Instructional Strategies

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

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/5/2024

This course will provide multiple strategies and approaches for use with students with exceptional learning needs (ELNs), as well as those for who are English as a New Language Learners (ENLs) in a PK-12 setting. The readings and discussions will center on topics such as creating an environment for success, differentiated instructional techniques, multiple intelligences, modifications and accommodations, working effectively with students from diverse linguistic and cultural milieus, and new approaches in the implementation of Inclusion, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Common Core Standards. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

27. EDU 5204.01 Methods of TESOL

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/8/2024

Integrate language learning and theory into classroom practice. Develop instructional techniques and survey materials for promoting the four language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Note, only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub for exact meeting dates.

28. EDU 5217-01 Working with Parents in Inclusive Schools

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/8/2024

This on campus course will develop strategies for more effective parent involvement in school programs. The focus will be on the particular needs and concerns of the parents of students with disabilities and will address broader parent involvement issues such as home/school communication and parent involvement. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course will run on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Note only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or course syllabus for exact meeting dates.

29. EDU 5380.01 Curriculum, Management, and Assessment

Location: Manhattanville University (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/8/2024

Explore ways for childhood educators to develop curricula, plan and implement instruction within the full range of students' abilities in a role as an apprentice in a school setting. Develop methods for assessing student learning. Examine the application of research as a method for gathering data, planning and assessment toward instruction improvement and student performance. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course will run on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Only start and end dates are listed. Refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates

30. EDU 5387.01 Fundamentals of Middle Childhood Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/8/2024

This course will focus on the sociological and academic factors that have resulted in the creation of the modern middle school concept. The course will emphasize how active learning, team structures, and lesson design can support the social, emotional and intellectual development of students in the middle grades. We will develop strategies for motivation, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. We will also explore how to create a collaborative environment among students, colleagues, and parents and examine the effects of state standards and mandated testing. Students are expected to be active participants in the conception and creation of lessons. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course will run on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Only start and end dates are listed. Refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

31. EDU 5494.01 Literacy Development Grade 3-6

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/8/2024

Study the relationship among the literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in grade 3-6 elementary instructional environments. Focus on teaching all aspects of literacy acquisition for this age level, including a variety of methods and strategies that strengthen vocabulary skills, study strategies, strategies for building comprehension and constructing meaning, word study and fluency for diverse learners. Practice assessing student literacy performance. Design assessment-based differentiated instruction as well as an interdisciplinary unit that also includes technology. Students will complete a literacy profile on one student. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Course will run on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

32. EDU 5032.01 Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/8/2024

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. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org before registering or call 845-553-9517X103. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

33. EDU 5202.01 Intro to Language and Linguistics

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/8/2024

Explore the universal underlying logical structure of human languages. Discuss phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic patterns found in language. Consider the evolution and psychology of language. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run synchronously online on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Note, only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub for exact meeting dates.

34. Executive Functioning Skills to Increase Student Performance (7/9 - 8/14/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/14/2024

Executive functioning involves the neurological processes used to consciously control thoughts, emotions and actions so that goals can be set and achieved. When students have deficits in their executive functioning skills they tend to have difficulty grasping concepts, cannot maintain an organized workspace and despite having just heard directions, don't know where to start. In this 15 hr online class we will explore the executive functioning skills that control a student's ability to think metacognitively and also their ability to respond appropriately using their social emotional skills. We will explore the role of the working memory and the essential role it plays in processing, storing and retrieving information, as well as the other necessary skills of task initiation, planning, organization, self-monitoring, impulse control, flexibility and emotional control. We will develop strategies to address our students needs and learn to incorporate strategies to our teaching and learn that will allow students with effective functioning deficits to succeed academically and socially. RTCI/WTCI course

35. Exploring Artificial Intelligence for Educators (7/9/24 - 8/14/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/14/2024

Today's students and teachers can expect to interact with Artificial Intelligence (AI) in many aspects of their personal and academic lives. To prepare students for success, educators must understand how AI technologies can be used to facilitate teaching and learning. In this 15 hour course we will review the uses of AI for in education. . Participants will learn how to identify the various types of AI, look at new and developing AI resources and build tools to make AI concrete and accessible in their professional practice.To conclude the course, participants will develop learning tools for implementing AI into their classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach email address to participate. RTCI/WTCI course

In this 15 hour asynchronous book study, participants will be taking a deep dive into the book "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” by John Ratey MD. The book reviews case studies and evidence on how important exercise and movement is for the brain to be able to create, think, and learn. Participants will use this book to help increase the movement in their own classrooms and improve practice as an educator.

Course dates listed are the start and end date of this 15 hour asynchronous course.

Participants in this course will be provided a rockteach email address to participate in the course. The course will be delivered in Google Classroom.

Required Text: "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” by John Ratey MD

Participants must secure a a copy of book or ebook prior to the start of the 15 hour course.
RTCi/WTCI course

37. Online: Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and the Theory of Self- First (7/9-8/14/24)

Location: Online (online, ny) - Virtual

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/14/2024

Location: Virtual

This 15 hr online course will allow participants the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to identify, use, understand and manage their emotions and the emotions of others. By developing these competencies participants will:


• reach new heights in being responsible decision makers



• utilize multiple points of view



• be creative problem solvers who make sound, ethical and effective decisions



• explore research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on their professional and personal lives.

The skills, competencies, and strategies utilized throughout the coursework are research-based and are aligned with the MSCEIT (Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test Yale University) and the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) Competencies. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students.

This course will be delivered through Google Classroom. A rockteach email address will be assigned to each participant.
Social Work CEUs provided by Rockland BOCES - $25 fee paid directly to Rockland BOCES.
RTCI/WTCI Course

38. Reading & Writing Across All Content Areas (7/9/24-8/14/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/14/2024


This 15 hour online course will explore the research-based benefits of integrating reading and writing activities into content area instruction. Participants will exam strategies for curriculum enhancement based upon samples of effective instruction, and design an instructional unit that meaningfully integrates reading and writing activities to enrich instruction, contextualize content, as well as for assessment of content area mastery. Participants will explore a variety of reading and writing resources and activities that will engage students in content areas instruction. The goal of this course is to determine how content area instruction can be enhanced with the integration of reading and writing activities. Instructional resources will address the needs of all participants, regardless of content area or grade level.

If students are provided with the opportunity to connect content area instruction with real life experiences, via reading and writing assignments, they are more likely to personalize learning, and consequently meet and exceed standards. This course provides teachers with the resources to merge reading and writing activities across all content areas.
RTCi/WTCI course

39. The Gift of Canva for ENL Students and Teachers (7/9/24 - 8/14/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/14/2024

Participants will begin with the basics of Canva and how to integrate this empowering tool into teaching. Some learning tasks include: editing a template, changing backgrounds for your design, adding text, images, animations, and creating different types of projects including presentations and infographics. We'll also learn to create materials that enhance an ENL teacher and students' learning experience. The course will continue with participants taking their designs to the next level and use some of Canva's more advanced tools. We will focus on Canva for student use by creating Canva Classrooms to share and assign work including presentations, video activities, and posters. Finally, we will focus on Canva apps with practice on some of Canva's AI Tools. Canva is a key tool for ENL students and the teachers that support them. RTCi/WTCI course

40. Social Emotional Learning: A Strategic Approach - 3 Inservice Credits

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

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/27/2024

Learning is a social and emotional act. From early childhood education to the high school level, rigorous learning requires the formation and maintenance of relationships. However, we cannot expect teachers to add more content or adjust curriculum maps to add "more.” Therefore, no matter the grade level, participants will be able to develop social emotional learning strategies to embed in their current teaching assignments. Participants will work closely on the work developed by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Dominique Smith. We will examine and implement the five-part model of Social Emotional Learning. Required Text: "All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond", by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Dominique Smith, 2018. Offered through the Rockland/Westchester Teacher Center Institute.

The secret to every positive learning environment? Belonging.This is the foundational principle behind "We Belong" by Laurie Barron, Patti Kinney. Are you an educator that believes that community and connectivity are at the heart of every successful classroom? Are you excited to engage in meaningful discussion with colleagues about important topics such as student engagement? If so, this course is for you. In this 15 hour CTLE course we will engage in asynchronous online discussion, study, and interaction about the importance of connectivity in revolutionizing classroom management.

Participants are responsible for securing a copy of We Belong: 50 Strategies to Create Community and Revolutionize Classroom Management by Laurie Barron and Patti Kinney in advance of the course. Dates listed are the start and end date; the course is asynchronous online and available 24/7. A Rockteach email address will be assigned to participate in this course, which will be delivered in Google Classroom.

42. EDAD 5016.01 Understanding/Applying Data I

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/8/2024

This course will provide the foundation for the use of data as an instructional tool. It is designed to take students from the philosophical underpinnings of data driven instruction through the practical applications of data collection, data analysis and data driven instructional decisions. Additionally, students will role play conversations with teachers about student data and the implications for student achievement. This process will provide students with the framework necessary to lead a department, a building, or a district in incorporating the use of data as an essential element of the instructional program. If you would like to take this graduate course please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for complete details. College registration is required. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Course runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Note only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or syllabus for exact meeting dates.

43. EDU 5274.02 Methods of Teaching Literacy II

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

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/6/2024

The second part of Literacy Methods course that provides an understanding of research-based best practices in literacy instruction. Apply strategies and materials used in a comprehensive, balanced literacy program. Examine models of thematic units that integrate literacy with content areas. Construct a unit of study that demonstrates the ability to evaluate and select strategies that integrate a variety of texts across disciplines to meet the needs of diverse learners. Field experience required. Required Texts: "Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching Comprehension, Genre and Content Literacy”, by Fountas & Pinnell, 2001, Heinemann; "The Literacy Teacher's Playbook: Grades 3-6, by J. Serravallo, 2014, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

44. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 7/10/2024

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) teaches the general community how to reduce the risk of suicide in loved ones, colleagues, and neighbors. This is a "gatekeeper” training that helps participants feel equipped and comfortable in talking with people who are going through difficult times, and helping them connect to other supports when needed. Topics include warning signs of suicide risk, what to ask and how to respond, steps for referring someone to help, and resources for assistance. This training is facilitated by Tatiana Yelizarova Phd, Mental Health Association of Rockland.

45. EDU 5026.01 Literacy in the Content Areas

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/11/2024 to 8/8/2024

Learn to build literacy skills in different content areas, developing strategies based on current theory and practice in teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Candidates acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving students' literacy development at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course will run on Thursdays synchronously online. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

46. Embodying Courage and Resilience as We Educate for Climate Justice: A Mindfulness Conference for PreK-12 Educators

Location: Omega Insitute for Holistic Studies (Rhinebeck, NY)

Dates: 7/12/2024 to 7/14/2024

Educators will come together to explore how to harness the power of education to help build a just and sustainable future in this course which is offered in conjunction with the Omega/TEL Mindfulness & Education Conference, 7/12-7/14.

Through lecture, the council process, mindful awareness practices, reflective journaling, storytelling and the creative arts, course participants will:

learn practices to promote well-being, inner resilience, and courage in themselves and their students.

wrestle with a comprehensive vision of what preK-12 education needs to be to meet the needs of our students and humanity in this time of climate crisis.

explore transformative Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Equity strategies for making classrooms and schools beloved communities, as the foundation for climate-justice education.

practice SEL.

gain insights from outstanding educators and young people who are creating wise and imaginative ways to educate for climate justice.

create concrete action plans to implement climate justice sustainability initiatives in their local contexts.

SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE IS REQUIRED https://www.eomega.org/workshops/courage-resilience-climate-justice-education . The course is facilitated by Reyna Texler in conjunction with the conference instructors and guest speakers. Contact dstudnitzer@rockteach.org

47. Hybrid: 2024 Children's Literature Award Winners, July 15 - July 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in grades 3 - 8

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/28/2024

Location: Hybrid

Participants in this hybrid course will be asked to read and discuss various pieces of youth literature that are recent ALA award winners. This course will focus on the Caldecott, Geisel, Coretta Scott King Awards and Illustrator, Pura Belpre Award and Illustrator, and Newbery Award winners. We will spend time identifying ways to incorporate these titles into classrooms or curricula. We will explore picture books, non-fiction texts, middle grade novels, and graphic novels. Participants will need to have access to various books either through their school library, public library or virtual libraries. Throughout the course, we will be focusing on various literature pieces and strategies and, at the conclusion of the course, you will be able to incorporate these books into your curriculum. In addition to the six asynchronous hours, there will be 3 Mandatory In-Person Meetings at the RJ Bailey School from 10:00am - 1:00pm on Tuesday, July 23, Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

48. From Chaos to Collaboration: Advanced Classroom Management Techniques for Secondary Educators

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 8/16/2024

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"From Chaos to Collaboration: Advanced Classroom Management Techniques for Secondary Educators" is a comprehensive professional development course designed to equip educators with advanced strategies for managing diverse, modern classrooms effectively. As we navigate the complexities of teaching grades 7-12 in the digital age, this course provides practical tools and insights to foster a positive learning environment conducive to student engagement and academic success. Throughout the course, participants will delve into various topics crucial for maintaining classroom order and promoting collaborative learning experiences. Emphasis is placed on understanding and addressing the unique challenges presented by the digital age and short attention spans, including the pervasive use of cell phones and social media distractions among students. This course is delivered through Google Classroom. A rockteach email address will be provided to participate.

49. Instructional and Educational Strategies for English Language Learners - 3 InService Credits

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

Dates: 7/18/2024 to 8/29/2024

The demographics and backgrounds of our students is constantly changing yet we, as educators, still primarily utilize expressive language (speaking and reading) to convey information to students and expect them to use receptive language (speaking and listening) to share with us what they have learned. As more and more children come to our schools needing English as a Second Language services, schools are expecting mainstream, "regular education” teachers to meet the needs of our English Language Learners. By the end of this course, participants will be better able to meet the language and academic needs of ELLs in various academic settings. Required Readings: "Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners", by Hill, Jane & Miller, Kirsten, 2014, ASCD: Alexandria, VA.; "Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement", 2nd Edition, by Ceri B Dean, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, Howard Pitler & BJ Stone, 2012, ASCD: Alexandria, VA. Offered through the Rockland/Westchester Teacher Center Institute.

50. EDPD 5013.01 - Digital Tools to Support Meaningful Learning

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

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/16/2024

Educators and support staff will become experts on using digital tools to communicate, create, collaborate and assess students. Participants will gain an understanding of Internet tools to create online resources, screencasting, assessments, online portfolios, communication options for students and parents, and how to maximize the learning environment to reach students through different learning mediums. No textbook is required for this course. Critical reading of assigned articles and supplementary materials are embedded throughout the course. *Final projects and reflections due online on Aug. 16, 2024. If you are taking for graduate credit and do not have a non-matriculant account with the college please email jmurray@rockteach.org for more details.

51. Book Study - Thrivers by Michele Borba (7/23 - 8/8/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/23/2024 to 8/8/2024

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This book study is based on Thrivers, The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine by Michele Borba. We will discuss the certain traits that set Thriver students apart. The traits include: confidence, empathy, self control, Integrity, curiosity, perseverance and optimism. According to the author these traits can be taught to children at any age by parents and teachers. The author gives strategies to help teachers teach children and older students how to cope today so that they can thrive tomorrow. Participants will be expected to complete the work on google classroom. Participants will be responding to journal questions and discussion posts about the book. Participants will be expected to complete an action plan that they will use in their classrooms with the new knowledge gained in the book. Participants must secure a copy of the book prior to the course start date.Member districts have priority for registration.

52. Youth Mental Health First Aid - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: school staff, social workers, coaches, law enforcement, camp counselors, youth group leaders, clergy, and parents

Dates: 7/24/2024

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an evidence-based training that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to a young person who may be experiencing a mental health or substance-use challenge, a mental health illness or a mental health crisis and how to connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. The course teaches participants how to use a 5-step action plan for both crisis and non-crisis situations.Local and national resources will be provided.

Complete the course and get certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for three years.
Requirements:

Participants MUST complete a required 2 - hour self-paced webinar (Pre-work) by July 17, 2024 and have a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone capabilities to participate in the 6- hour virtual Instructor-led training.



Laptop or desktop computer with a camera and sound. Cell phones are not compatible.

Participants must be present 90% of the time to get certified by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing as Youth Mental Health First Aiders.

Participants who register for the training will receive an email from Karen Roselle-kroselleymhfa@gmail.com with directions to complete an account profile and to access and complete the required Pre-work.

The course is offered for FREE through a federal (SAMHSA) grant awarded to Community Synergy, a non-profit organization and in conjunction with Rockland Teachers' Center.

This course is offered to any adult over the age of 18.
Facilitators: Adam Billingslea

53. What is the Science of Reading? (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 7/24/2024 to 8/21/2024

Right now, there is a push to incorporate the science of reading into classrooms, but what exactly is the science of reading? In this six hour course, teachers will begin to unpack the research behind reading instruction and learn how to implement evidence-based practices into their teaching. Participants will meet synchronously on Zoom

54. EDU 5630.01 Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/2/2024

This course is offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy. Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1 introduces participants to the fundamental elements of an Orton-Gillingham based approach characterized by explicit teaching of foundational literacy skills. The course includes an introduction to phonology and basic phonics, and focuses on instruction to promote fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and an understanding of the structure of the language. The content includes information on dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, strategies for multisensory instruction, using assessment results for small/large group lessons, and planning an Orton-Gillingham lesson. The scientifically-based methodology is explicit,interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. The course is designed for general and special-education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and speech and reading specialists, and is recommended for instructional assistants and tutors. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

55. Level-Up Your Literacy Block (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 7/29/2024

During this session participants will learn about ways to use technology to help differentiate for learners during their literacy block. Together we will explore different applications, how to create engaging digital lessons, and ways to clone yourself to help monitor tier one instruction. This training is geared toward elementary school educators.

56. Hybrid: Planning Interactive Read Alouds, August 1 - August 15, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: PreK-5 Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/15/2024

Location: Hybrid

This Free class is only open to consortium members. This hybrid course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement interactive read alouds in the classroom. The course will cover the following topics: . The benefits of interactive read alouds for students' literacy development . How to select high-quality, engaging texts for read alouds . Techniques for actively involving students in the read aloud process, such as predicting, questioning, and summarizing . Ways to use read alouds to support the teaching of reading comprehension strategies . Participants will have opportunities to practice these techniques through interactive activities and will receive feedback on their read aloud planning. Meeting dates will be on Wednesday, August 7 and August 14 from 7:00pm- 8:00pm. All other assignments are self paced. Participants MUST ATTEND ALL SYNCHRONOUS SESSIONS TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE. Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the Zoom sessions. Participation in the Zoom sessions, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required to receive full credit for the course.

57. Online: A Fresh Look at Classroom Management, August 1 - August 28, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: PreK - 12

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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This Free class is only open to consortium members. In this course, participants will take a deep dive into classroom management. They will spend time researching and understanding eight (8) key components of classroom management. Throughout the course, participants will develop their own classroom management plan incorporating the different strategies and techniques discussed. Participants will be asked to reflect on and discuss with each other the course material. At the end of the course, participants will have a ready to implement classroom management plan and new strategies to refresh an already existing classroom management plan.
This Free class is only open to consortium members. Many educators use the terms culturally responsive teaching, multicultural education and social justice education interchangeably, which keeps educators from effectively implementing culturally responsive teaching. While they do overlap, they have very different purposes. Culturally responsive teaching is focused not on celebrating diversity but on using culture as a cognitive scaffold for processing new content during learning. It focuses on cognitive development and increasing brain power for culturally and linguistically diverse students. We will read and discuss, "Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students” by Zaretta Hammond, and share, discuss, and problem solve how to close the achievement gap by looking at culturally responsive pedagogy. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE BOOK PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS.

59. Online: Canva for Classroom Teachers, August 1 - August 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K - 12

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

Canva is an excellent tool for keeping students engaged and improving classroom communication. Whether you are creating worksheets for students or newsletters for communication, this course will assist you in mastering the ins and outs of Canva. You will be on the road to creating high quality finished products that will engage students and impress parents! PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

60. Online: ELL's Meeting the Academic Needs of English Language Learners August 1 - August 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K - 12

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

English language learners present special challenges for teachers in today's classrooms. A successful ELL teacher learns to balance the language learning needs of the students with the appropriate content. The knowledge and skills students gain in ELL classes positively affect their lives at school and home. As the diversity of the United States increases, so too does the need for teachers of second language learners. Participants in this course will create lesson plans that incorporate strategies to reach ELL students. This class is appropriate for all K-12 teachers. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

61. Online: Introduction to the NYSED Literacy Briefs and the Science of Reading, August 1 - August 28, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Educators

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

This Free class is only open to consortium members. In this course participants will take a deep dive into the seven NYSED Literacy Briefs that focus on the science of reading. The literacy briefs will be used to strengthen teacher's knowledge of evidence-based literacy practices in PK-12 education and the science of reading to support students' learning and development. By the end of this course participants will have an understanding of the science of reading and will reflect on their instructional environment and practices in their classroom to identify if it supports the SoR research. Teachers will design a literacy plan for their classroom which includes the necessary shifts that need to be made to support the research.

62. Online: The Key to Conversation, Comprehension, and Assessment, August 1 - August 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/28/2024

Location: Online

This course, which is a compilation of teaching strategies, comprehension techniques, and assessment practices, will introduce participants to learning through intentional lesson planning. We will begin the course by learning how to build conversations and create a safe environment where students are able to take risks and contribute to classroom conversations. In order to build comprehension, we will look at the course objectives and decide what we want the students to take away from the experience. We will explore the use of classroom questioning (and follow up) strategies, fiction and non- fiction book talks and design curriculum wide hands-on activities to improve student participation and comprehension. Exploring a variety of assessment strategies is a key part of the process. By implementing a backward design lesson plan, teachers can focus on the goals they hope to achieve, making their classroom time more intentional and their lesson plans more effective in the production of the desired result. The strategies and tools explored in this class can be applied to any curriculum and will enhance your current classroom tools. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

63. Online: Cultivating a Positive Classroom Environment through Children's Literature, August 1 - August 28, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous

This Free class is only open to consortium members. In this course, participants will be asked to read and discuss various pieces of children's literature with a focus on cultivating a positive classroom community. Participants will spend time researching and understanding seven (7) components of classroom environments that will lead to student success. Time will be allotted for teachers to create and share various resources that can be implemented in the classroom. Participants will read, discuss, and create activities using children's literature and, at the end of the course, will have the tools needed to support a classroom that is engaging, inclusive, and successful for all learners.

64. Online: Exploring ChatGPT and AI in Education Today, August 1 - August 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Content Area Classroom Teachers in Grades 3-12

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/28/2024

Location: Asynchronous/Online

This course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the history, development, and practical applications of ChatGPT and AI in teaching. You will gain knowledge on how to effectively communicate and share ChatGPT technology with both students and parents, as well as how to integrate innovative ideas in the classroom. Tools for study skills, lesson planning and assessments such as Quizlet, Gimkit and Magic School will be shared and many new ideas will be researched and implemented as we move through each section of the course. At the end of the course, you will have a toolbox you can bring back to the classroom as well as a working knowledge of ethical classroom behaviors and how to set reasonable expectations. This course applies to content area classroom teachers in grades 3-12.PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

65. Online: Using Data to Improve Student Learning and Performance, August 1 - August 28, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: All

Dates: 8/1/2024 to 8/28/2024

Location: Online - Asynchronous

Using data can be a manageable and engaging process and, when properly organized and managed, can increase student learning. In this online course, you will develop the skills needed to enhance the management and organization of classroom data to inform and improve teaching and learning. We will explore research-based strategies for analyzing data, examine a collaborative inquiry approach to data study and compare these strategies with those currently being utilized in the classroom. We will also explore the use of small group vs. whole group instruction and how that affects data collection and student learning. At the end of the course, you will have the necessary tools to efficiently use and apply classroom data to enhance student learning.Using data can be a manageable and engaging process to increase student learning.PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

66. Fluency (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/1/2024

Reading fluency is more than just how quickly a reader can read. It is about rate, speed, and accuracy. Fluency is an important part of being a reader and is often overlooked when building skills in readers. In this course, participants will learn about building fluent readers and why oral reading fluency is the key to helping readers grow. Participants will meet synchronously on Zoom from 4:30-6 pm on 8/1 Facilitated by Dr. Christina Clark
This book study is geared for early childhood teachers from preschool through 1st grade. Participants will be part of a book study where they will get to collaborate in online discussions with participants and discuss developmentally appropriate practices for young learners. "Christakis's new ideas, analysis and methods serve to guide and support teachers, policy makers, and parents in understanding the inner lives of children to stimulate their learning and ‘help young children be young children.” The New York Times The book will discuss best practices in the early childhood classroom and how we can ignite learning for young children and truly give young children what they really need to be healthy, young learners. By reading this book, participants will learn how to create the optimal learning environment for their young students. Participants will be required to purchase their own copy of the book and participants will be assigned a Rockland Teacher gmail account to participate in the online component of the course. Participants must secure a copy of the book, The Importance of Being Little- What Children Really Need From Grownups by Erika Chrisakis prior to the course start date.RTCI/WTCI Course Required Text: The Importance of Being Little- What Young Children Really Need from Grownups by Erika Christakis

68. Vocabulary Building (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/6/2024

With so many words that students need to know to be successful, how can we target instruction to be the most useful? Words, Words, Everywhere, but Which Ones Do We Teach article by Michael Graves is the foundation for this one-hour class on building vocabulary in students. Participants will learn strategies for selecting vocabulary words for instruction to create powerful readers. Facilitated by Dr. Christina Clark

69. Foundations of Mentoring for Teachers

Location: Nyack Teacher Center (Nyack, NY)

Audience: Teachers with 5 years experience

Dates: 8/13/2024 to 8/14/2024

"Foundations of Mentoring” is a 15 hour course over 2 days and for teacher with 5 or more years experience. The model used for the course was developed by the New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This course will prepare educators ro act as mentors to new incoming staff. Participants will understand the stages of adult learning, develop strategies and skills to be effective mentors, and gain an understanding of the trust, mutuality, and risk-taking within the mentor-protege relationship. The basic tenets of mentoring can help teachers to not only support new staff members, but develop better collegial relations with team members or grade level partners. Each participant will receive a binder of materials for the course. Faciilitated by Joe Fusaro, Director of Nyack Teacher Center. This training is offered in collaboration with Nyack Teacher Center and East Ramapo Teacher Center and priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts.

70. Voice Technology as an Effective Teaching Tool

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

Dates: 8/19/2024 to 8/23/2024

One of the most effective teaching tools educators have is their voice. You are able to grab your students' attention, make "boring” topics interesting and inspire your students to learn. Students are surrounded and equipped with smartphones, computers, tablets, etc. and use them in numerous contexts in their daily lives. In any device, whether it is a mobile, tablet, or a computer, voice is a major part and source of engagement for the students which has changed the way they understand and study in today's time . This course will teach you about the many technology tools available to implement more voice in the classroom.

71. Professional Development Mentor Program, Monday, August 26, 2024 from 9:00am - 3:30pm+ 2 Follow-up Dates TBD from 4:00pm - 6:00pm (EWTC)

Location: TBA (TBA, NY) - Room TBD

Audience: Teachers in Grades PreK-12

Dates: 8/26/2024 to 3/28/2025

Location: Room TBD

Whether you are currently a mentor teacher or would like to serve in this role in the future, this year-long program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a skilled mentor. We will examine attitudes, skills, and components of a successful program and focus on teacher development, including how to guide, support, and nurture novice teachers. This Free course is only open to teachers from the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center of Westchester. In addition to the August 26 synchronous session (9:00-3:30), there will be two follow up synchronous meetings (4:00-6:00). The dates of the two follow up sessions will be determined at our summer session - one date will be in the Fall and the other in the Spring.There will also be an additional 5 hours of asynchronous course work. You must be present for all synchronous sessions and complete the 5 hours of asynchronous coursework in order to receive the full credit for this course.

72. EDU 5216.01 - Cultural Perspectives for Educators

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 12/20/2024

Utilize basic anthropological, psychological and historical principles for understanding cultural problems faced by non-native learners of English. Investigate the cultural background of various communities represented in New York State including selected Asian, Mediterranean and Spanish-speaking societies. Field experience required. Additional college registration and tuition fees will be incurred. If you are interested in this course please email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. Course runs from 9/3-12/20/24.

73. EDU 5374.02/Teaching Methods and Curriculum Grades 7-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 12/20/2024

Explore curriculum approaches, teaching and assessment strategies, classroom management, and other critical issues in teaching at the middle childhood and adolescence levels. Become familiar with the ways in which middle and high schools' function, both within their buildings and within their broader communities. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Runs asynchronously online from Sept. 3-Dec. 20. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

74. MAC 5100.01 Individual and Social Impacts of Computing

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 12/20/2024

This course will consider the ethical and social impacts of contemporary technology with an emphasis on the impact of computing, especially on children (e.g. how modern-day information technologies affect our privacy, how social relations are affected, how ethical decisions will need to be made, etc.). Our working thesis will be that technology is morally neutral, a tool that can be used well by understanding what a particular piece of technology promotes and discourages. Topics to be discussed include: ethics, social media, personal safety, reproductive and human enhancement technologies, information technologies, artificial intelligence, technology and the environment. If you would like to take this course please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Course will run asynchronously online from Sept. 3-Dec. 20, 2024.

75. EDPD 5018.01 Using Technology to Engage and Inspire Diverse Learners (Differentiating with Technology)

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

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 10/29/2024

Technology can increase teachers' capacity to support the learning of individual students with wide differences in their abilities to see, hear, speak, move, read, write, understand English, attend, organize, engage and remember. To do this efficiently and effectively technology should be carefully selected, purposeful planned and thoughtful implemented. Not all technology is useful for all students. Required Texts: "Integrating Technology in the Classroom: Tools to meet the needs of every student”, by Hamilton, Boni. (2018) (2nd Ed.) Washington DC: International Society of Technology in Education; "How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms”, by Tomlinson, Carol Ann, (2017), Alexandria, VA, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Additional college registration required to take this course for graduate credit. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for more information. Note: Official graduate transcript will not be available until the official end of the college semester.

76. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville University (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/3/2024

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. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org before registering or call 845-553-9517X103. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

77. EDU 5085.01/PK-12 Special Ed Cert Instructional Strategies

Location: Manhattanville University (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 12/17/2024

This course will provide multiple strategies and approaches for use with students with exceptional learning needs (ELNs), as well as those for who are English as a New Language Learners (ENLs) in a PK-12 setting. The readings and discussions will center on topics such as creating an environment for success, differentiated instructional techniques, multiple intelligences, modifications and accommodations, working effectively with students from diverse linguistic and cultural milieus, and new approaches in the implementation of Inclusion, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Common Core Standards. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

78. EDU 5202.01 Intro to Language and Linguistics

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 12/17/2024

Explore the universal underlying logical structure of human languages. Discuss phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic patterns found in language. Consider the evolution and psychology of language. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run synchronously online on Tuesdays. Note, only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub for exact meeting dates.

79. EDU 5204.01 Methods of TESOL

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 12/17/2024

Integrate language learning and theory into classroom practice. Develop instructional techniques and survey materials for promoting the four language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run synchronously online on on Tuesdays. Note, only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub for exact meeting dates.

80. EDU 5555.01 - Teaching Content in a Bilingual Context

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 12/17/2024

Students will explore strategies for teaching English Language Learners through the native language and culturally-appropriate curriculum which promotes transfer of knowledge. They will learn methods for developing and promoting native language literacy and language arts and for advancing content area knowledge through the native language. They will survey and learn to choose appropriate native language curricular materials and appropriate assessments of native language attainment, content knowledge, and literacy, including for those with special needs. Field experience required. Additional college registration and tuition fees will be incurred. If you are interested in this course please email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. Note only start and end dates are listed. Course will run synchronously online on Tuesdays. Please refer to service hub or the syllabus for the exact meeting dates.

81. EDU 5389.01/Teaching Literacy Grades 5 to 9

Location: Manhattanville University (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 12/17/2024

In this course students will define literacy and explore best practices in literacy to promote learning and understanding in the middle school classroom in grades 5-9. Students will examine various theory based models that help learners become literate and develop a toolbox of literacy strategies for student engagement and comprehension. Furthermore, students will learn to use diverse literacy strategies to explore middle schooler's experiences in diverse cultural and social settings. Field experience required. (Literacy course). If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed. Refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

82. Digital Citizenship for 21st Century Learners

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

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 10/30/2024

Digital Citizenship for 21st Century Learners Technology use in our classrooms continues to increase at a fast pace. This course will teach you to develop a positive and healthy classroom environment where digital citizenship is embedded in all aspects of learning. Participants will develop strategies for teaching the nine essential elements of digital citizenship, including how to use proper online etiquette, find online resources for research and learning, appropriately report and prevent cyberbullying, and protect one's identity online. In addition, you will cultivate techniques for integrating digital citizenship lessons into instruction and assessments to help students make informed and responsible decisions when using technology. Students will be prepared to use technology in a safe, responsible and meaningful way.

83. EDAD 5501.01 Community Internship (2 Credits)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

The Community internship experiences provide substantial, sustained, standards-based opportunities for leadership candidates to apply leadership competencies in real settings. During the internship, the leadership intern is supported by the college internship supervisor and the cooperating administrator. Bi-monthly seminars provide an opportunity for leadership interns to discuss their experiences, to relate them to best practices and theory, and to offer support and suggestions to one another. Students will work a minimum of 100 hours in a community setting and attend seminars. You must become a matriculated Manhattanville student to take this course. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. College registration is required. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run on Wednesdays synchronously online. Note only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

84. EDAD 5502.01 Building Internship (2 Credits)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

The School internship experiences provide substantial, sustained, standards-based opportunities for leadership candidates to apply leadership competencies in real settings. During the internship, the leadership intern is supported by the college internship supervisor and the cooperating administrator. Bi-monthly seminars provide an opportunity for leadership interns to discuss their experiences, to relate them to best practices and theory, and to offer support and suggestions to one another. Students will complete a minimum of 300 hours in a public or non-public school setting. Students in full-time employment should be able to complete this requirement in their own schools or districts by arranging a special schedule with their principal, head of school, or superintendent. You must become a matriculated Manhattanville student to take this course. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. College registration is required. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run synchronously online on Wednesdays. Note only start and end dates are listed.

85. EDAD 5503.01 District Internship (2 Credits)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

The District internship experience provides substantial, sustained, standards-based opportunities for leadership candidates to apply leadership competencies in real settings. During the internship, the leadership intern is supported by the college internship supervisor and the cooperating administrator. Bi-monthly seminars provide an opportunity for leadership interns to discuss their experiences, to relate them to best practices and theory, and to offer support and suggestions to one another. Students will complete a minimum of 300 hours in a public or non-public school setting at the level of the school district. Students in full-time employment should be able to complete this requirement in their own districts by arranging a special schedule with their principal and/or superintendent. You must become a matriculated Manhattanville student to take this course. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. College registration is required. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run synchronously online on Wednesdays. Note only start and end dates are listed.

86. EDU 5016.01/Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

Develop a basic understanding of language and cultural diversity including aspects of sociolinguistics and multicultural education. Learn specifically about social and pedagogical issues regarding bilingual and total immersion curricula in the United States. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred. THIS COURSE IS USED FOR BOTH THE TESOL AND BILINGUAL PROGRAMS. Course will run on Wednesdays synchronously online. Note, only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

87. EDU 5393.02 Foundations of Special Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

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This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the teacher-candidate more aware of federal and state special education laws which provide for the identification of individuals with disabilities, the process of determining entitlements to special education services, and the models of teaching that provide for educating the child in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the umbrella of IDEA and NCLB. The importance of inclusive education and the use of Response to Intervention (RtI) are also addressed. The course provides an overview of theories, diagnostic procedures, and remedial teaching strategies which address students with the broad spectrum of ELNs including: learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, and low incidence disabilities (deaf/hearing impaired, blind/visually impaired). In addition, the course will address the special needs of ELLs and students from different cultural milieus in accessing the school curriculum. Further, teacher candidates learn about effective practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration with peers, individualizing instruction, and applying interventions to address student and classroom management needs. Fifteen hours of field experience in diverse settings is an integral component of the course in order to assist the course participant in linking the classroom didactic with life experiences in the schools and agencies providing education and intervention. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Note that only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub for all the dates.

88. EDU 5536.01 Field Based Educational Research

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

This course provides an opportunity for students to understand the fundamental methods of qualitative educational research. Issues in current educational research are explored and implications for practice are outlined. Students develop and complete an original research project in relation to fieldwork/internship experience in an education-based setting. This course is a seminar and requires significant student participation, fieldwork, research, and writing. Fieldwork required. This course is open to matriculated students in the program only. Note additional tuition will be incurred. Course runs synchronously online on Wednesdays. Only start and end dates are listed. Refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact dates.

89. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

90. EDU 5550.01 Research: Spec Ed & Literacy

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

This course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidate's sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of the disability laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. Course participants will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and 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 lifelong learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. Literacy/Special Education dual candidates will conduct the research project in an area relating to teaching literacy to students with special needs. Field experience required. This course is open to matriculated student only. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Note, only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub for exact meeting dates.

91. EDU 5550.02 Research: Spec Ed & Literacy

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 12/18/2024

This course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidate's sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of the disability laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. Course participants will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and 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 lifelong learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. Literacy/Special Education dual candidates will conduct the research project in an area relating to teaching literacy to students with special needs. Field experience required. This course is open to matriculated student only. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Note, only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub for exact meeting dates.

92. EDAD 5220.01 School Law

Location: Manhattanville University (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2024 to 12/19/2024

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic legal principles governing the structure and operation of public and non-public schools and the legal problems encountered in the day-to-day operation of schools. It is designed to give students an understanding of statutory and regulatory requirements of schools as well as the ethical standards required for effective leadership. Students will be exposed to practical implementation of the law through policy development and other strategies to resolve conflict and effect change. You must become a matriculated Manhattanville student to take this course. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. College registration is required. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run synchronously online on Thursdays. Note that only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

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

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

Dates: 9/5/2024 to 10/31/2024

Based upon the works of authors Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick, participants will learn and apply instructional practices to cultivate the "habits of mind” needed to be a successful student and citizen. These practices will assist teachers in not only teaching academic material but also instruct students in matters pertaining to social skills. The Habits of Mind include: persisting, managing impulsivity, listening with understanding and empathy, thinking flexibly, questioning and problem posing, gathering data through all senses, taking reasonable risks, finding humor, thinking interdependently and remaining open to continuous learning. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to develop these habits of mind. This topic is pertinent in all aspects of education; all educators have a shared responsibility to build powerful, life-long "habits of mind” with and for our students. Required Readings: "Learning and leading with habits of mind: 16 characteristics for success", by Costa, A. and Kallic k, B., 2008 Alexandria, VA: ASCD. *Final Projects and Reflections due by Oct. 31th. If you are taking for graduate credit and do not have a non-matriculant account with the college please email jmurray@rockteach.org for more details. College registration is required. Note: official graduate transcript will be available until the official end of the college semester.

94. EDU 5323.01/Integrated Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

Location: Manhattanville University (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2024 to 12/19/2024

Examine the evolving early childhood curriculum. Focus on the design of curricula that integrate language arts, mathematics, science, instructional and assistive technology, and expressive arts in a holistic framework. Examine numerous research-validated instructional strategies for teaching students with the full range of abilities. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

95. EDU 5344.01/Child Development and Learning

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/5/2024 to 12/19/2024

Learn about the developmental milestones of childhood and adolescence. Explore ways in which the cognitive, emotional/ social, motor and linguistic aspects of student development influence the curricular and instructional choices that teachers make. Satisfies prerequisite requirement. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

96. EDU 5001.01/Apply Multisensory Phonics - 1 Credit

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/5/2024 to 12/19/2024

Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit. Prerequisite: EDU 5367 - Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course. Note, please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for the exact meeting dates.

97. EDU 5365.01 - Teaching Reading in ESL: Math, Science, and Technology

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/5/2024 to 12/19/2024

Survey and investigate methods for teaching reading to LEP students in the ESL classroom and in the mainstream. Learn how to assess reading attainment, adapt curriculum and tech-niques and help develop academic language proficiency. Field experience required. Additional college registration and tuition fees will be incurred. If you are interested in this course please email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. Course will run synchronously online on Thursdays. Note only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the syllabus for actual meeting dates.

98. EDU 5387.01/Fundamentals of Middle Childhood Education

Location: Manhattanville University (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2024 to 12/19/2024

This course will focus on the sociological and academic factors that have resulted in the creation of the modern middle school concept. The course will emphasize how active learning, team structures, and lesson design can support the social, emotional and intellectual development of students in the middle grades. We will develop strategies for motivation, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. We will also explore how to create a collaborative environment among students, colleagues, and parents and examine the effects of state standards and mandated testing. Students are expected to be active participants in the conception and creation of lessons. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517X103 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed. Refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

99. EDU 5452.01/Strategies for Teaching Young Children

Location: Manhattanville University (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2024 to 12/19/2024

This course will focus upon the application of theories of teaching and behavioral guidance to practice in the inclusive early childhood classroom. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts and principles and shown how they may be integrated into the early childhood classroom by the use of specific methods and strategies, including techniques for addressing the needs of English-language learners and children from different cultural settings. Topics include classroom organization, planning, instructional methods, instructional materials, grouping for instruction, teaching style, child guidance, management techniques. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517x103 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

100. EDAD 5210.01/Ethically and Socially Responsible Supervision

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/7/2024 to 12/14/2024

Examines the foundations of essential teaching components to provide the basis of effective teacher supervision. The course presents multiple opportunities to view excellent instructional practices and to identify components of successful classrooms. Students will observe classroom teachers and apply their knowledge of these instructional practices to the process of observation and supervision. Students will be engaged in simulated challenging teacher conversations designed to improve the mediocre teacher. This class recognizes the observation and supervision of English Language Learners, Special Needs and Pre-K programs. You must become a matriculated Manhattanville student to take this course. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. College registration is required. Additional college tuition/fees will be incurred. Course will run on Saturdays synchronously online. Note only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

101. EDPD 5040.01 Responding to Literature with Power

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/9/2024 to 10/28/2024

In this course, students will understand how to construct, teach, and enhance writing responses to texts. They will learn how to implement a yearlong framework that will move students from simple responses to multi paragraph essays. Students will learn how to adapt their lessons to reach all learners. Finally, they will use the lessons taught to create a framework that is relevant to their particular students. Required Texts: "Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility", 2nd Edition Paperback, by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, 2013, Alexandria, VA ASCD; "Notice & Note Strategies for Close Reading", by Kylene Beers and Robert E Probst, 2013, New Hampshire, Heinemann. Additional college registration is required for graduate credit. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for more information. Course runs asynchronously from Sept. 9- Oct. 28. Only start and end dates are listed. Note: Official graduate transcripts will not be available until the official end of the college semester.