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1. EDU 5200 Structure of English

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/3/2023 to 8/4/2023

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Review English grammar for the purpose of developing classroom activities and materials for the teaching of semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology of English to students with limited proficiency. Field experience required. Open to one 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.

2. GREENBURGH CSD NEW TEACHER INSTITUTE September 26, 2023 - June 12, 2024

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY) - Innovation Lab

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 6/12/2024

Location: Innovation Lab

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO NEW TEACHERS IN THE GREENBURGH CSD DATES AND TIMES: 3:30 - 5:00PM September 26, 2023 November 14, 2023 January 9, 2024 March 12, 2024 April 30, 2024 June 12, 2024 ***6 additional hours will be spent on assignments outside of our sessions. In order to receive the 1 in-service credit from EWTC you MUST attend. ALL sessions and complete all assignments.

3. ONLINE: Creating Effective PLC's in the Schools , February 26 - April 5, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers and Math/Language Arts/Special Ed- Teachers K-12

Dates: 2/26/2024 to 4/5/2024

Location: Online

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This course is designed to assist teachers and administrators in public and private schools to create and implement Professional Learning Communities. All school sizes and groups have various challenges that they face while creating PLC's. We will examine the composition of your specific team members and design a plan that will work for your school and/or district. Through the creation of S.M.A.R.T Goals, you will have a plan in place that you can immediately put into action. Members of Professional Learning Communities use results-oriented action steps to clarify exactly what each student must learn, monitor each student's learning on a timely basis, provide systematic interventions, and use collective inquiry/feedback to create a collaborative atmosphere of continual improvement. Throughout this course, we will keep the student at the center of our purpose and learn how to create, manage and succeed using Professional Learning Communities. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

4. Role play to support English Language learning (2/26- 2/29/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/26/2024 to 2/29/2024

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During this course participants will learn the strategies of role play and how it supports English language learning. Participants will experience role play and learn how to incorporate this strategy in their teaching or teaching support. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

5. Online Book Study: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (2/27/24-3/21/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/27/2024 to 3/21/2024

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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.

6. Presenting Data Using Google Slides (2/27-2/29/24)

Dates: 2/27/2024 to 2/29/2024

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During this 3-hour asynchronous course, participants will learn to utilize the various features of Google Slides to develop a presentation. This presentation could incorporate a variety of built-in features such as slide orientation, animations, Charts from Google Sheets, and a variety of other tools. This 3-hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. The dates listed are the start and end dates. Course is available 24/7.

7. Teaching Reading to Secondary Students - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Secondary

Dates: 2/27/2024 to 2/29/2024

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What happens when we explicitly teach older students how to read a content-specific text? Join us for a two-part training to explore research-based and classroom-tested strategies that can empower your students to approach difficult texts and understand more of what they have read.This training is geared toward secondary educators and is facilitated by Maya Projansky, Hudson Valley Writing Project, SUNY New Paltz. The session is offered in collaboration with Rockland Reading Council and STAC.

8. Elementary Math PLC 23-24 (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/27/2024 to 4/30/2024

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The Elementary Math Professional Learning Community is designed to be an interactive professional learning community where teachers explore and discuss curriculum highlights, updated NYSED resources and best instructional practices with teachers at their grade level throughout the state. Key topic highlights in the 23-24 agenda include positioning multilingual learners for success in math class, NASA curriculum connections, standards-based math play/center activities and more.

9. Youth Vaping: Recognize the Signs - Learn the Risks

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/28/2024

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The surge of vaping among today's youth is not just a trend; it's a pressing concern demanding our attention. Nicotine and THC vapes pose a unique threat, setting the stage for addiction and wreaking havoc on the mental and physical well-being of our young generation. This transformative training is a vital tool for educators, providing them with the insights and skills needed to recognize the subtle signs of vaping and initiate a crucial dialogue with the youth in their lives. Dive into this program to:
Grasp the imminent risks associated with nicotine and THC vapes for young individuals.
Explore the prevailing trends in youth vaping.
Launch impactful conversations within your educational community to address the vaping epidemic.
Equip yourself with additional resources to effectively prevent and combat youth vaping.
Together, let's take a stand against this growing threat and safeguard the well-being of our youth.
The training is provided by CANDLE.
OPEN TO TARRYTOWN TEACHERS ONLY - The primary goal of this course is to support kindergarten educators in cultivating a classroom environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and productive. Participants will explore strategies and practices related to creating culturally and linguistically sustaining environments, word walls, classroom libraries and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to support student success. This course will empower educators to create an inclusive and supportive classroom environment that fosters literacy, social and emotional development, academic discourse, and respect for diverse cultures and languages. This will be a hybrid course. Meeting dates will be on 2/29, 3/7, 3/21, 4/11 and 4/18 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. All other assignments are self paced. Participants MUST ATTEND ALL IN PERSON SESSIONS TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE.
Join us for a discussion of the memoir Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakasuki Houston and James D. Houston. Mikki will lead us in an interesting and lively discussion. We will meet on ZOOM for discussion on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 29 at 10:00 am. Please register by 2/22 to receive the summary and the questions in a timely manner.

12. Online: Using Data to Improve Student Learning and Performance, March 1 - April 11, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: All

Dates: 3/1/2024 to 4/11/2024

Location: Online - Asynchronous

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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.

13. Ten County Mathematics Educators Association Spring Conference

Location: Suffern High School (Suffern HS, ) - https://www.tencountymath.com/

Dates: 3/2/2024

Location: https://www.tencountymath.com/

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The Ten County Mathematics Educators Association (TCMEA) Spring Conference:The annual spring conference offers workshops designed to address the needs of educators and math leaders at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.
TCMEA 2024 Program Highlights:
Math Success for Multilingual Language Learners
NYSED Updates/Resources from the Office of Standards and Instruction
First in Math: Teaching the Skill of Computational Thinking
AI Tools for Teaching and Learning
Cybersecurity: Suffern High School Program
Robotics
Thinking Classrooms
Building Number Sense with Number Blocks
Activities for a Third Year Alternative to Algebra 2
Facilitating #MathPlay while Building Community and Increasing Student Engagement
Taking a Closer Look at Math Anxiety
The Greatest Equation Ever Written
Math in Movement
Calling on Math Teachers to Teach Computer Science
Reimagining Remedial Mathematics
Tell Me a Story: the Purpose and Power of Math Storytelling
THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR CTLE ONLY. SEPARATE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION is REQUIRED: https://www.tencountymath.com/

TCMEA is the Lower Hudson Valley Affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS)
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14. Everybody Should Be In A Band Screening and Follow-up Discussion

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 3/3/2024 to 3/6/2024

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View the movie Everybody Should Be In A Band on 3/3/24 at the Lafayette Theater in Suffern. The film is about the power of playing music together to help us think and act differently. The movie was created with a Voices of Change grant from ArtsWestchester and focuses on the power of music to help people of all skills, abilities, and challenges. The premise of the film is that music and the "band” format helps us build life skills that empower individuals, create social networks, and change the way communities view individuals who are often seen as "different”. Music Therapist Jeffrey Friedberg and filmmaker Pascal Akesson spent 6 months following 5 bands at Music For Life Creative Arts Therapy in Nyack, filming rehearsals and performances. Participants from Music For Life helped film and edit the movie. The film is 45 minutes long and is an inspiring, moving, and fun view into how music can help us think and act differently. The 3/3 screening is presented by the Rockland County Disability Advisory Council for the kick off of the Council's Think Differently Campaign. A virtual discussion with Music Therapist Jeffrey Friedberg MT-BC, LCAT on 3/6 will explore ways to use music in the classrooms for functional outcomes. Participants must attend the screening on 3/3 to participate in the 3/6 Zoom discussion.

15. Book Study - Thrivers by Michele Borba (3/4 - 3/25/34)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/4/2024 to 3/25/2024

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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.

16. Teaching English With Games (3/4- 3/7/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/4/2024 to 3/7/2024

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During this course participants will learn how to teach English through games that simulate lessons and English learning support. Participants will apply strategies to teaching that benefits both teachers and students alike. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

17. Screencastify for Recording and Editing (3/5/24 - 3/7/24)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 3/5/2024 to 3/7/2024


During this 3-hour asynchronous workshop, participants will learn about the various tools built into the Screencastify recorder while recording a presentation that they have prepared to use in their classroom. They will learn to use the built-in editor to crop clips, combine clips, rearrange clips and then download the final product.

This 3-hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. The dates listed are the start and end dates. Course is available 24/7.

18. Addressing Anti-LGBTQ Bullying and Harassment in Schools

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 3/5/2024

According to GLSEN's 2019 National School Climate Survey, 8 in 10 LGBTQ middle and high school students experience anti-LGBTQ verbal harassment, and over a third miss school for feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. This seminar brings awareness to the challenges LGBTQ students face and how educators can take pro-active steps to prevent or intervene when students are being discriminated against because they are LGBTQ. Sponsored by the Lower Hudson Network: Washingtonville TC, Bedford SDC, Bronxville PDC, East Ramapo TC, Edith Winthrop TC, Hudson River TC, Middletown TC, New Rochelle SRC, Newburgh TC, Nyack TC, NWP TC, Ossining SDC, Richard Gazzola TC, Rockland TC, Scarsdale TI, SCTC, The TC of Central Westchester, & White Plains SDC

19. Number Lines: The Most Noble Math Tool of All (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 3/6/2024 to 3/13/2024

What is the most underutilized tool in math? Number lines! A powerful tool that helps students make sense of math. The number line is one commonality between grade levels. From number sense to exploring equations, come enjoy interactive ways this brilliant tool will make math come to life for your class.

20. EDPD 5011.01 Creating and Leading a Flipped Classroom

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

Dates: 3/7/2024 to 5/3/2024

Participants will develop strategies to create and lead classroom learning environments that are flipped. In 2014, the Flipped Learning Network defined flipped learning as "a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting groups space is a dynamic, interactive learning environment.” Participants will develop strategies to guide students as they "apply concepts and engage creatively in subject matter.” Participants will refine practices to related to delivering information outside of the traditional classroom setting. By flipping the learning out of the traditional group dynamic, participants will be able to lead student learning by developing more in-depth relationships with students. Participants will also learn how to lead a more fluid classroom where students interact creatively with the content and each other. This type of teaching requires the skills of transformational leadership and participants will utilize Flip Your Classroom: Reaching Every Student in Every Class Every Day (2015) by Bergman and Sams and Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class (2013) by Bretzman to find and refine these skills. Required Readings: "Flip your Classroom: Reaching Every Student in Every Class Every Day”, by Bergman, Jonathan and A. Sams, San Diego, CA: ISTE. 2012 (and workbook, 2015); "Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class”, by Jason Bretzman, Bretzman Group LLC. 2013; "The Blended Workbook: Learning to Design the Schools of Our Future”, by Horn, Michael and H. Straker, New York: Jossey-Bass. 2017. This course was formerly CMSV CEGE 650-R01. Additional college registration required for graduate credit. Email Jmurray@rockteach.org for more information. *Final projects and reflections due online on May. 3, 2024.

Students returning to physical education classes following a concussion often need to go through the Return to Play Protocol. Return to Play was designed to return athletes to competition and is predicated on a student being symptom free before they can start the protocol. If school districts use this for physical education classes, students can miss many weeks of class and the social, physical, and emotional benefits that these classes provide. Also, research has shown activity can be beneficial for recovery from concussion.

This interactive Zoom will examine an approach to Return to Physical Education after a concussion. The process of a gradual return to activity will be examined. Also, impediments for the implementation of return to physical education will also be discussed. Solutions will be offered to help clear these roadblocks.

Presenter: Michelle Kellen, M.Ed., Professional Development Manager, Brain Injury Association of New York State.

BIANYS will provide CEUs in the following areas: Social Work, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and Occupational Therapy.

This training is co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of NYS

22. AMTNYS New Professional Math Network (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: New professionals and preservice teachers k-12

Dates: 3/7/2024 to 5/9/2024

Are you a preservice teacher or in the first five years of your professional career? The New Professional Math Network is a collaborative team of young professionals who together will explore the k-12 math curriculum and best instructional practices designed to strengthen your knowledge of the standards and enhence the math instruction in your classroom. Led by young professionals with the support of senior members of the AMTNYS, TCMEA and NCTM organizations, this course will connect teachers to NYSED and supporting resources as well as key people throughout the state who are currently or will soon be teaching at the elementary, middle or high sch.ool level just like you. Facilitated by Allison Bratt, Anne Bratt, Lynda Brennan, and Marianne Strayton Live Kick off events AMTNYS Conference November 10-11 (optional) - if in attendance look for special young professional events.

23. Cultural Arts Coordinator Program Workshop

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo) - Zoom

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

Dates: 3/8/2024

Location: Zoom

Join Cultural Arts Coordinators for discussion about programming. Have your cultural arts questions answered! New and seasoned cultural arts coordinators and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

24. AI Empowered Educator: Streamlining Teaching with Artificial Intelligence

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 3/18/2024

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Explore the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education! This self-paced professional development course is designed for K-12 educators eager to harness the power of AI to enhance efficiency and elevate lesson planning. Discover cutting-edge AI tools tailored for educators and gain insights into how educational content provider companies are integrating AI to revolutionize teaching practices. Asynchronous online course delivered in Google Classroom - 3 hours. All participants will receive a Rockteach email to participate. Sponsored by the Lower Hudson Network: Washingtonville TC, Bedford SDC, Bronxville PDC, East Ramapo TC, Edith Winthrop TC, Hudson River TC, Middletown TC, New Rochelle SRC, Newburgh TC, Nyack TC, NWP TC, Ossining SDC, Richard Gazzola TC, Rockland TC, Scarsdale TI, SCTC, The TC of Central Westchester, & White Plains SDC.

25. ENL and SEL (3/11-3/14/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 3/14/2024

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During this course participants will learn how to use SEL and ENL students. Although SEL is widely used, there are specific strategies that support ENL students and their learning directly. Parctcpianst will be exposed to these strategies and learn how to apply them to teaching or teaching support. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

26. Unleashing the Potential of AI in ENL Teaching and Learning (3/11/24--3/14/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 3/14/2024

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized many fields, and education is no exception. Particularly in the realm of English as a New Language (ENL) instruction, AI presents transformative opportunities for both teachers and learners. It offers innovative methods to enhance language learning and address some of the challenges inherent in ENL education. During this course, participants will explore resources that can be given to students and families to keep their students from this learning loss. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP. Sponsored by the Lower Hudson Network: Washingtonville TC, Bedford SDC, Bronxville PDC, East Ramapo TC, Edith Winthrop TC, Hudson River TC, Middletown TC, New Rochelle SRC, Newburgh TC, Nyack TC, NWP TC, Ossining SDC, Richard Gazzola TC, Rockland TC, Scarsdale TI, SCTC, The TC of Central Westchester, & White Plains SDC.

27. Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom (3/12/24-4/17/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/12/2024 to 4/17/2024

Storytelling is an art form which allows people of all ages to connect. Using stories in any classroom will improve student learning by increasing listening comprehension, expanding language patterns and practicing oral communication skills. Additionally, once students learn to tell stories, their prewriting drafts and factual recall will improve. The NCTE supports storytelling in the curriculum with acknowledgement that students can find a reflection of themselves in stories, and that teachers who value storytelling can learn more about students in a unique way. This 15 hour online course will help teachers find, learn and share a folktale and teach students to do the same. The course will reflect upon the educational importance of storytelling, and provide support and resources to create a lesson plan for classroom use. It is suitable for all content areas, and all grade levels. Required Readings: In addition to 2 educational articles, each participant chooses one folktale to learn and retell. Pamela Schembri is school library media specialist with 31 years of teaching experience, a professional storyteller, and children's author. Course dates in Frontline are the beginning and end date. Course is available 24/7.

28. Teaching Writing to English Language Learners (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 3/12/2024 to 3/19/2024

Teachers working with with ENL students learn culturally-relevant instructional strategies that support all learners in acquiring academic language and writing skills. This training is facilitated by Maya Projansky, Hudson Valley Writing Project, SUNY New Paltz and offered in collaboration with Rockland Reading Council and STAC.

29. Exploring Artificial Intelligence for Educators (3/13/24 -4/17/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/13/2024 to 4/17/2024

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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.
This online seminar will help general education teachers target and improve academic language for all learners across disciplines and grade levels, particularly those who are learning English. Participants will identify the differences between social and academic language, analyze the academic language demands of a text, and examine research-based strategies for targeting academic language development in all domains of language. Sponsored by the Lower Hudson Network: Washingtonville TC, Bedford SDC, Bronxville PDC, East Ramapo TC, Edith Winthrop TC, Hudson River TC, Middletown TC, New Rochelle SRC, Newburgh TC, Nyack TC, NWP TC, Ossining SDC, Richard Gazzola TC, Rockland TC, Scarsdale TI, SCTC, The TC of Central Westchester, & White Plains SDC

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

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 3/14/2024

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.

32. United States of Culture (3/18/24-3/21/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/18/2024 to 3/21/2024

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Through the use of Google Arts and Culture, participants will explore the theme labeled "United States of Culture.” This theme is an excellent teaching and learning resource that can be used with ENL students. Through visual, audio, and text related exploration, ENL students will experience American culture and draw connections to their own. These connections will foster English as their new language. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

33. When ENL Meets AI (3/18/24 - 3/21/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/18/2024 to 3/21/2024

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AI is here to stay and we need to learn how to teach students to utilize AI safely and appropriately. AI's impact extends to the development of resources for ENL learners. Interactive games, videos, and podcasts powered by AI are engaging learners in exciting and immersive language experiences. These resources not only boost language proficiency but also make the learning journey enjoyable and captivating. Learn the basic of AI and ENL and the potential. During this course, participants will explore resources that can be given to students and families to keep their students from this learning loss. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP. Sponsored by the Lower Hudson Network: Washingtonville TC, Bedford SDC, Bronxville PDC, East Ramapo TC, Edith Winthrop TC, Hudson River TC, Middletown TC, New Rochelle SRC, Newburgh TC, Nyack TC, NWP TC, Ossining SDC, Richard Gazzola TC, Rockland TC, Scarsdale TI, SCTC, The TC of Central Westchester, & White Plains SDC.

34. AI integration in the Classroom

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/18/2024 to 5/13/2024

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This course is designed to introduce teachers to the power of AI in the classroom. It will start with an introduction to what AI is and how it can be used. The course will mainly focus on how teachers can utilize different platforms of AI to research lesson ideas and develop course outlines and class materials for all disciplines and levels. Teachers will then utilize AI to help with student assessments and develop rubrics. The final project will be developing and sharing out the AI generated class materials. This course will be delivered in Google Classrooom and Google Meets.

35. Early Childhood Transitions Conference 2024

Audience: Pre-K, Kindergarten, ESL/ENL, Special Education and Speech teachers, Family Resource, Reading Specialists, Reading Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

This half day Early Childhood Transitions Conference will focus on a variety of topics in Pre-K and K education. The theme is Curriculum Carousel. Workshops will provide hands-on experience with strategies and activities. Some workshops include: "Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) and Trauma Sensitive Practices for Early Childhood”, "Unleash Creativity in the Classroom”, "Hands-on Science”, Using Mindfulness Practices as a Tool to Regulate Emotions…”, "Building a Playground of Numbers”, Beauty and Wonder: Culturally Diverse Picture Books as Mentor Texts”, "Strategies to Meet the Linguistic Needs of Multilingual Learners”, and "Thinking in Three Dimensions: STEAM Education at the Haverstraw Brick Museum”.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024
Fee includes materials and Continental breakfast.

36. Take a Cultural Virtual Field Trip (3/25/24-3/28/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/25/2024 to 3/28/2024

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Participants in this course will take virtual field trips not only to location but to time periods and events from history that shaped our future. When students have a virtual field trip experience to accompany learning, the students comprehend concepts deeply. Participants will learn how to adapt these Google Arts and Culture field experiences into their teaching or teaching support and other resources While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

37. Executive Functioning Skills to Increase Student Performance (3/26 -5/1/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/26/2024 to 5/1/2024

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.

38. Increasing Student Engagement (3/26/24- 5/1/24)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 3/26/2024 to 5/1/2024

This 15-hour asychronous course is designed to help educators improve student engagement. Since Covid, students and teachers have been thrown into a whole new arena of teaching. There have been repercussions that teachers and support staff are still dealing with today. Challenges remain in the area of motivation. What can we do to try and remedy this situation and encourage our students to become more interested and involved in their learning? Through this asynchronous course, participants will read articles, watch videos, and study strategies that have been used by others in their field. They will develop and share their ideas on student engagement with the other participants in the course. Dates noted are start and end dates. The course is available 24/7. This course will be delivered in Google Classroom. Participants will be provided a rockteach email address to participate.RTCI/WTCI course

The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this course will enable educators to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways.Through these efforts they will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts.

The 15 hour online course will enable participants:

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

-educate, involve and gain the support of all constituencies

create a school culture that focuses on developing emotionally intelligent student leaders

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

Social Work CEUs provided by Rockland BOCES - $25 fee paid directly to Rockland BOCES.This course will be delivered via google classroom. Registrants will be provided a Rockteach email address to participate. Dates listed are start and end dates. The course is available 24/7.
RTCi/WTCI course .

40. The Effect of Indigenous Languages on ENL Learners (3/26/24-5/1/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/26/2024 to 5/1/2024

This 15 Hour online course will run through Google Classroom. During this experience, participants will explore how Indigenous peoples and communities are a vital part of the fabric and story of humanity. Participants will also engage in activities to learn how Indigenous language vitality is interconnected with a speaker's identity, family, community, and relationship to the land, connections between songs, culture, and language vitality to increase English language learning in the ENL Classroom and the various ways in which each Indigenous speaker is keeping his/her language alive while also learning English. In addition, participants will explore Indigenous languages around the world, some of which are at risk of disappearing using Google Earth tour Celebrating Indigenous Languages. Participants will learn about the importance of language revitalization from the unique stories and perspectives of those who speak the world's Indigenous languages and explore how to utilize Google Earth in the ENL classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course a few days before the start date.RTCI/WTCI course

41. Elementary Math PLC 23-24 (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 3/26/2024 to 4/30/2024

New
The Elementary Math Professional Learning Community is designed to be an interactive professional learning community where teachers explore and discuss curriculum highlights, updated NYSED resources and best instructional practices with teachers at their grade level throughout the state. Key topic highlights in the 23-24 agenda include positioning multilingual learners for success in math class, NASA curriculum connections, standards-based math play/center activities and more.

42. Storytellers from Nyack and Nearby Exhibit: Love, From Your Friend Hannah

Location: Nyack Public Library (Nyack, NY)

Dates: 3/27/2024

Join curator Mimi Hoffman for a tour of the "Storytellers from Nyack and Nearby" traveling exhibit at Nyack Public Library.This exhibit includes authors well known in Nyack, like Toni Morrison, Carson McCullers, and Helen Hayes, as well as author illustrators like Berta and Elmer Hader, Jon Agee, and Yaroslava Mills. The exhibit highlights each author/illustrator and a book or two with graphics and text.
The training will include an abridged epistolary style reading followed by a discussion on the book "Love, From Your Friend Hannah" by Mindy Warshaw Skolsky. "Love, From your Friend Hannah” is geared to middle schoolers with themes about friendship, school, bullying, parent-child conflicts, and getting in trouble. Mindy Warshaw Skolsky's Hannah series, is unique, in that Nyack is a character. Each book in the series alludes to Nyack in the 1930's, i.e. the ferry to Tarrytown; the "hobos” riding the train, and jumping off to seek a bite to eat; and the familiar Halloween in Nyack and catching the bus to NYC at Cornelison Ave. The books are effective read aloud stories, with themes that stimulate discussion and/or written reviews relevant to what youth were like then and now.
Discussions will include sharing the relevance of the book today and an exploration of the themes. Discover how to take elements of the exhibit into the classroom.

43. Online: Canva for Classroom Teachers, April 1 - May 10, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K - 12

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 5/10/2024

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.

44. Online: Differentiated Instruction for ELLS, April 1 - May 10, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K-12

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 5/10/2024

Location: Asynchronous

English Language Learners (ELLs) need to have access to K-12 curriculum and be able to achieve the same level of success as their English speaking counterparts. This course prepares teachers to effectively understand ELLs' backgrounds and to differentiate their instructional approach. By providing the skills to differentiate their instruction through multiple modalities, this course gives a practical, classroom ready application of new learning to improve instructional practice. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education educators. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

45. Online: Digital and Visual Learners, April 1 - May 10, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators grades K-12

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 5/10/2024

Location: Online

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

46. Online: Embracing Student Diversity and Immigrant Students, April 1 - May 10, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K - 12

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 5/10/2024

Location: Asynchronous

Culturally competent educators understand the diverse needs of their students and establish a culture of learning that provides opportunities for all students to succeed. Across the nation we are seeing a cultural gap that educators must navigate, including the challenges that current immigration issues and language differences have presented. Educators in this course will develop strategies for incorporating and celebrating, students' strengths and differences into daily lessons. Each educator will develop strategies for creating lessons and integrating strategies to become a more culturally competent teacher while promoting a safe space for learning and cultural differences. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

47. Online: Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Differentiation in Diverse Classrooms, April 1 - May 10, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in grades K-12

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 5/10/2024

Location: Asynchronous

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.

48. Online: Intro to Coding for Beginners, April 1 - May 10, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K -12

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 5/10/2024

Location: Asynchronous

Rather than being passive consumers of technology, children should have the opportunity to be active creators in the innovation process. By learning to program from a young age, children can explore new ideas and develop their own ways to solve problems they face. Educators in this course will learn the core concepts of programming and examine different strategies to share these skills with young learners. Each educator in this course will make connections between these core concepts and their everyday lives to present programming in a way that is engaging and relevant to their students. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

49. ONLINE: Making Math Meaningful and Rigorous, April 1 - May 10, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K - 12

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 5/10/2024

Location: Asynchronous

Math teachers want to create a learning environment that supports learners at every level to reach their greatest potential. This course provides the participant with practical ways to achieve this goal. Through careful exploration of what rigor is, and understanding how to best incorporate rigorous lessons, activities, and assessments, math teachers will be able to support students to make meaning for themselves! This method allows both the struggling and advanced students to focus on the same ultimate goal, expectations, process, and demonstrations of learning rather than the same final outcome! This course is appropriate for all K-12 school personnel. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

50. Online: Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness, April 1 - May 10, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators is Grades K-12

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 5/10/2024

Location: Asynchronous

Mental health and illness is a component of teaching that has evolved and increased in importance in recent years. The role of the teacher does not include diagnosis or treatment recommendations for a student with a mental health diagnosis. It does, however, include: teaching of mental health literacy; responding to student's/parent's concerns by supportive listening and referral to the most appropriate person within the school to help address those concerns (such as a counselor, social worker, psychologist) and providing ongoing academically appropriate support to the student as part of the school's integrated response to the student's needs. Educators in this course will examine methods for addressing the mental health of their students through academic supports, interventions and relationship building and, at the end of the course, will have useful strategies and tools they can easily incorporate in their classroom lessons plans. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

51. The Importance of Language and How it is Connected to Culture (4/1/24-4/4/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 4/4/2024

Participants will explore how Indigenous peoples and communities are a vital part of the fabric and story of humanity. Exploring the connections and relationships between language, identity, family, and community will help an ENL teacher connect with their students and support learning. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

52. Restorative Practices: Promoting a Positive School Culture and Climate

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 4/4/2024

This seminar provides an overview of discipline dis-parities, restorative practices and ways to promote positive discipline in schools. RP examines recent data collected on disciplinary trends by the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Key ideas and components of Restorative Practice are presented. Research and reasons for using restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions and other punitive approaches to misbehavior are explored. This seminar will offer educator's strategies to engage in restorative questioning, dialogue, tier I restorative circles, community building and restorative conversations. Sponsored by the Lower Hudson Network: Washingtonville TC, Bedford SDC, Bronxville PDC, East Ramapo TC, Edith Winthrop TC, Hudson River TC, Middletown TC, New Rochelle SRC, Newburgh TC, Nyack TC, NWP TC, Ossining SDC, Richard Gazzola TC, Rockland TC, Scarsdale TI, SCTC, The TC of Central Westchester, & White Plains SDC

53. Hybrid: DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Spring Book Club April 8 - May 24, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: All staff, teachers and administrators

Dates: 4/8/2024 to 5/24/2024

Location: Online

This Free class is open to all. However, consortium members will be given priority registration and non-consortium members will be waitlisted. If space permits, we will then enroll waitlisted teachers The NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework names one of its principles as "Ongoing Professional Development” where teachers are expected to engage in ongoing professional learning and support. The Teacher Center DEI Book Club will provide an opportunity for all educators to engage in a professional learning community with peers around DEI topics. The Edith Winthrop Teacher Center DEI Book Club will be wrappping its third year by reading "Asian American Histories of the United States” by Catherine Cenzina Choy. With the increase in Asian American violence and the erasure of Asian American experiences and contributions, this book highlights and uncovers the rich histories of Asian immigrants and US-born Asian Americans and how their stories play an integral part of US History. This book features the lived experiences and diverse voices of immigrants, refugees, US-born Asian Americans, multiracial Americans, and workers from industries spanning agriculture and healthcare. What to expect: All participants are asked to purchase the book before the start of the book club cycle All participants are asked to read the book and come prepared for book discussions across three live mandatory Zoom meetings: April 18th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on the Preface, Introduction, Chapters One and Two) May 2nd - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Chapters Three and Four, Interlude and Chapter Five) May 16th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Chapters Six, Seven, Eight, and Conclusion) All participants are required to do three asynchronous assignments after each live Zoom discussion

54. Exploring Indigenous Language to Better Connect with ENL Students (4/8-4/11/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 4/8/2024 to 4/11/2024

Participants will engage in activities to learn how Indigenous language vitality is interconnected with a speaker's identity, family, community, and relationship to the land. By learning more about Indigenous peoples and communities, students will be encouraged to broaden their perspectives about the world's diverse cultural heritage and to consider how we are all a part of the global story. These experiences will help the ENL teacher learn strategies to connect to students. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

55. Make Grading Matter - 3 In-Service Credits

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

Dates: 4/10/2024 to 6/12/2024

From early childhood education to high school, educators are constantly seeking ways to make assessments and grading meaningful and useful for students. Educators seek grading systems that measure student learning and growth. In this course, we will ask deep questions about the point and value of grading. Participants will think about current grading practices and construct new meanings around this important topic. In this inservice course, participants will research, examine and implement standards based grading systems. Participants will: Identify and analyze various types of grading systems from K-12 settings; Define and identify the meaning of standards based grading practices; Bring accuracy to student assessment and grading practices; Learn how to use grades to effectively communicate students' mastery of learning standards; Understand the value of allowing students multiple opportunities to demonstrate their learning when taking assessments; Discuss and implement assessment practices and grading systems in differentiated learning environments; Consider whether to incorporate effort, attendance, and behavior into academic grades; Research and identify homework policies and their impact on grading systems; How to create useful and fair test questions, including how to grade such prompts efficiently; and Analyze the validity and usefulness of allowing students to re-do assessments for full credit and make up policies. Class Texts: "Making Grades Matter", by Matt Townsley, Nathan L. Wear (2021); "Grading From the Inside Out: Bringing Accuracy to Student Assessment Through a Standards-Based Mindset (How to Give Students Full Credit for Their Knowledge)", by Tom Schimmer (2016); "Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom", 1st Edition by Rick Wormelli (2018). Offered through the Rockland/Westchester Teacher Center Institute.

56. Unlocking Engagement: Transforming Learning with Digital Tools

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 4/11/2024 to 4/18/2024

In this self-paced course, K-12 educators will explore a dynamic array of digital tools, including Edpuzzle, Nearpod, Flocabulary, Flipgrid, and Kahoot! Discover innovative ways to captivate your students' attention, foster active participation, and elevate your teaching to the next level. You'll gain practical skills to increase student engagement and drive academic success. 4 hours Asynchronous online delivered in Google Classroom - k-12 Educators. All participants will receive a Rockteach email to participate. Sponsored by the Lower Hudson Network: Washingtonville TC, Bedford SDC, Bronxville PDC, East Ramapo TC, Edith Winthrop TC, Hudson River TC, Middletown TC, New Rochelle SRC, Newburgh TC, Nyack TC, NWP TC, Ossining SDC, Richard Gazzola TC, Rockland TC, Scarsdale TI, SCTC, The TC of Central Westchester, & White Plains SDC.

57. Impact of Social Issues In Education - 3 In-Service Credits

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

Dates: 4/11/2024 to 6/7/2024

Education is a cornerstone institution in our country and is directly connected to what is referred to as the "American Dream.” Education plays the dual role of preparing students to be active, literate citizens who are prepared to prosper and contribute to our economy. As educators, we have an obligation to fulfill the tenet that all children are entitled to a "free and appropriate education” in the United States of America. In 2021, educators face a myriad of social issues that impact our profession. In this course, participants will research, analyze and discuss some of the important issues facing our students and profession today. Participants will identify and utilize culturally responsive teaching strategies to create inclusive learning environments; identify the impact of poverty and homelessness on children's classroom behavior and learning; describe the structures of US families today, identifying the difficulties that working parents face in raising children; discuss and analyze issues pertaining to race, ethnicity and gender and the ongoing issue of unequal educational opportunities; discuss and analyze ethical/legal issues affecting teaching and learning such as the use of technology, education law, etc.; describe and analyze the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on students in recent years; identify the ramifications of school violence on schools and what steps educators are taking to keep students safe but also feel connected to schools; and analyze dropout rates and identify why students drop out of school and develop strategies as to what educators can do to prevent students from dropping out of school. Required texts:" Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain", by Zaretta L. Hammond, 2014; "Teach Like a Champion 3.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College", by Doug Lemov, Norman Atkins, 2023. Final projects and reflections due online on June 13, 2024. Offered through the Rockland/Westchester Teacher Center Institute.

58. Using Technology to Empower Students with Special Needs - 3 In-Service Credits

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

Dates: 4/11/2024 to 6/7/2024

Most students do not fit into the "one size fits all” theory of a typical classroom setting. Technology has eased the disappointment that many students face with academics. Technology has helped students become excited about learning and empowered them to feel confident in the classroom. This 3 credit course is intended to give educators an opportunity to learn about, explore and implement technology tools that can assist with engaging learners. This course will also explore tools for Special Need Students, Speech and Language Impairments and tools for the Deaf & Hearing. These tools will help students feel more empowered and help them succeed. Required Text: "The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2020: Technology for Special Education” by John F O'Sullivan. Final projects and reflections due online on June 13, 2024. Offered through the Rockland/Westchester Teacher Center Institute.

59. Online: Building Strong Classroom Communities, April 15 - May 24, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in grades K-12

Dates: 4/15/2024 to 5/24/2024

Location: Asynchronous

Are you passionate about creating inclusive, positive, and thriving learning environments? This online course is designed for educators seeking to enhance their skills in fostering collaborative, supportive, and engaging classrooms. We will delve into key aspects of building strong classroom communities, gaining practical insights, and implementing evidence-based strategies. From understanding diverse student needs to mastering conflict resolution and incorporating social-emotional learning, participants will, at the conclusion of this course, have the knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate a positive and inclusive learning environment. 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 April 15 - May 24, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K - 12

Dates: 4/15/2024 to 5/24/2024

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: Improving Classroom Discussions with Technology, April 15 - May 24, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K - 12

Dates: 4/15/2024 to 5/24/2024

Location: Asynchronous

The available technology that today's educators are able to utilize allows for student-led discussions that increase collaborative learning. In this course, you will have an opportunity to explore several of the free to use apps and participate and develop your own assignments for each app. All of these free-to-use applications work in any classroom. Educators will develop 21st century learning experiences that improve student learning outcomes for all students. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

62. Online: Leveraging Tech Tools to Assist Special Ed Populations, April 15 - May 24, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K - 12

Dates: 4/15/2024 to 5/24/2024

Location: Asynchronous

Today's increase in educational apps, tools, and extensions have impacted the way educators deliver instruction, and perhaps the most profound results have been in assisting students with learning disabilities. Educators in this course will examine free and easy to use tools for assisting with reading, writing and study skills, as well as behavior and classroom management. Educators will develop classroom ready assignments and lessons. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.

63. Online: Cross Curricular Coding, April 15 - May 24, 2024 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K -12

Dates: 4/15/2024 to 5/24/2024

Location: Asynchronous

In order to make connections between what students learn in school and the real world, instructional materials must be relevant to the lives of our students. With the expansion of computer science in K-12 education, the concept of computer programming should be prevalent through a student's education. When working in tandem with core curriculum subjects, connections between coding and the real world become evident. Not only can this collaboration benefit a student's computer science education, it also has the potential to enhance the core curriculum by presenting education in a different way. PLEASE NOTE: The institute cannot refund a participant once the class has commenced.
Songs, or oral storytelling, often reflect cultural values, ethics, and beliefs. In Indigenous cultures, songs are passed down from generation to generation and many are under threat of disappearing. Songs can be stories that honor ancestors and the living world. Many Indigenous songs do not translate directly into another language, a reflection of how the messages are unique and specific to people and place. Participants will explore the connections between songs, culture, and language vitality to increase English language learning in the ENL Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.
During this one hour session you will learn about the science of a concussion, including leading causes, signs and symptoms. Attendees will gain insight on what it is like to be a student with a concussion trying to attend school. Finally you will learn academic adjustments that you can use to help students who are recovering from a concussion. An update to this presentation also examines considerations and adjustments to virtual learning. This session is provided by Michelle Kellen, Brain Injury Association on NYS (BIANYS). BIANYS offers Social Work (#0539), Physical Therapy/ PT Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologists, and Occupational Therapy/OT assistants. This training is co-sponsored by BIANYS and RTC.

66. AMTNYS High School Math Network (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 4/16/2024

Join NYSED leaders and teachers/teacher leaders at High School grade level from across the state as we explore NYSED resources, discuss curriculum issues and trends, and network with fellow educators and friends. Great opportunity to develop partnerships and share ideas with colleagues throughout the state. Facilitated by AMTNYS Grade level Reps with support from the NYSED Curriculum and Instruction office. Facilitated by Anne Bratt, Nicolle Haynes, Christopher O'Sullivan and Marianne Strayton.

67. Classroom Management: How to Keep Your Classroom Running Smoothly - Pre-K through Grade 2 (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Pre-K through 2 Educators

Dates: 4/17/2024

Learn tips and tricks to keep your classroom organized and running smoothly. We will discuss ways to empower students to take ownership of their materials and behavior, which in turn will aid in your overall classroom management. We will discuss how to start your management plan from the moment you begin classroom set up and how to follow through with it until the last day. You will receive ideas that you can start to incorporate now into your classroom and test out before the year is over.
In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will be both asynchronous and synchronous. The first 3 hours will be provided through Google Classroom (a Google invite will be provided). You will need to join using a personal Gmail account. The asynchronous portion will consist of a self-directed module-based approach that will ask candidates to review the background and some of the laws associated with the DASA, timelines and concrete concepts. The modules will include both free responses and multiple-choice quizzes to ascertain your understanding before a certificate for Part 1 can be issued. You will have four days to complete the first 3 asynchronous hours. This 3-hour session must be completed prior to Part II which is on Sunday, April 28th. Part 2, also a 3-hour time frame, will dive deeper into the strategies and reporting procedures as well as proactive mechanisms for tracking, reporting, and preventing bullying and harassment in the educational/school environment, including cyber bullying. All participants must be available on Sunday, April 28th from 10:00am - 1:00pm to participate in synchronous Part II of the workshop which will be held via Zoom.

69. Language Revitalization and the ENL Classroom (4/29-5/3/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 4/29/2024 to 5/3/2024

Language revitalization can be defined as learning activities, including language immersion schools and programs, to cultivate new speakers, especially where intergenerational transmission of the language has been disrupted. Participants will explore the various ways in which each Indigenous speaker is keeping his/her language alive while also learning English. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

70. Book Study: We're Gonna Keep on Talking: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Elementary Classroom by Matthew R. Kay & Jennifer Orr, May 1 - June 17, 2024 (EWTC)

Audience: Classroom teachers, specialists, school librarians who work with students in grades PreK-5

Dates: 5/1/2024 to 6/17/2024

Location: Hybrid

This Free class is open to consortium members only In this book study, we will discuss strategies for building safe and supportive classrooms and ways to tailor race conversations to specific grade level standards. We will look at how art, picture books, historical photographs and current events can help facilitate meaningful conversations. At the end of this book study, you will have the tools needed to make your classroom a comfortable, safe and supportive space that will translate into a more productive learning environment. Participants will read We're Gonna Keep On Talking: How To Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Elementary Classroom by Matthew R. Kay & Jennifer Orr. There will be 3 required synchronous Zoom sessions from 4:30 - 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 8, 22 and June 12 to discuss the book. Participants will be also asked to complete online assignments after each session. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL SYNCHRONOUS SESSIONS TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE.

71. Creating Classroom Culture & Community (5/2/24 - 6/7/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/2/2024 to 6/7/2024

This 15 hour course will provide training and information on how to create an inclusive and thriving classroom culture that is positive and productive for all learners. As educators, we want our students to be successful in the chaotic world outside of our classroom. To develop the skills necessary to succeed in a workplace environment, it is important that we focus on instilling and honing those skills now so that students can thrive after their schooling years. But how do we do this? By creating an environment where students feel safe to make mistakes, take risks, and trust one another and themselves. Participants will be exposed to multimedia resources that will guide them on a journey of self discovery to determine how they can pivot within their current classroom dynamics as well as integrate new, timely and relevant ideas that will empower students to be engaged and motivated while you, the teacher, establish clear and authentic expectations, rules, and procedures. Participants of this course will explore the rationale behind various classroom management strategies, the correlation between classroom community and motivation and engagement, different ways of implementing various connectivity methods, and specific research based practices to successfully carry out culture building activities in your own classroom. If you are ready to transform your classroom teaching and level up this school year for yourself and your students, then this course is for you! This course will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Participants will work at their own pace to complete the course expectations and assignments. Dates listed are start and end dates.

72. Integrating Social & Emotional Learning in the K-12 Classroom (5/2/24-6/7/24)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 5/2/2024 to 6/7/2024


Integration of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a critical component in students' success in the classroom and beyond. SEL has five essential components; self awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. Throughout this course we will engage in readings, videos, personal reflectionS, and online forums to enhance our understanding of SEL as an approach to improving academic performance. Participants will explore each component of SEL, identify how SEL impacts academics, and learn how to integrate the SEL components into their classrooms to meet the needs of their students.

This course will be utilizing Google Classroom as the Learning Management System for instruction and collaboration. All materials and assignments will be posted to be completed asynchronously with weekly deadlines for submission.
RTCI/WTCI course

73. Key Strategies for English Language Learning (5/2/24-6/7/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/2/2024 to 6/7/2024

This 15 hour course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English New Language students using key and relevant strategies. This course will include an exploration into strategies that promote embodied learning, multiliteracies and translanguaging and vocabulary instruction. Participants will learn Lingua Franca, a language systematically used to make communication possible between people not sharing a motor tongue as well as learn how to use Cognates to connect with students and increase English language learning. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teachers' Center gmail account to participate in this course a few days before the start date. Dates listed are start and end dates. The course is available 24/7. RTCi/WTCI course

74. Online: Digital Literacy Skills for Online Research (5/2/24-6/7/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/2/2024 to 6/7/2024

Digital literacy is the ability to effectively find, use and share information in digital form. This 15 hour asynchronous online course will help educators to use better search strategies to get relevant information, and show them how to vet website credibility on the open web. In addition, protecting online information, maintaining privacy and giving proper credit will be covered. Participants will navigate free and paid content, and learn about tools to help students become educated consumers of digital content. Public library cards are needed to research databases (normally paid content). Although much of the course will be directed toward secondary level instruction, participants can adapt what they learn for younger students.

75. Online: Yogapalooza: Teaching Kids Yoga and Mindfulness with Confidence (5/2 - 6/7/24)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/2/2024 to 6/7/2024

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This 15 hour course, which includes implementation and practice, will provide the tools to bring engaging kids yoga and mindfulness content into your classroom. Even if you can't touch your toes or don't have a yoga mat, you can be skilled and confident sharing yoga with children. With hours of engaging videos, colorful handouts, accompanying classroom favorites for kids yoga, mindfulness activities and the information on development, safe yoga pose techniques and class planning, this is a complete online training for early childhood teachers who want to incorporate the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into their classroom.

If you're concerned about the emotional toll this world is having on your students (and yourself) this is a magic wand to create calm. This course is self-paced. Instructor Bari Koral is an internationally recognized kids yogi and recording artist with over 20 years of experience working with young children and thousands of educators. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7
RTCi/WTCI course

76. Building Community Through Agriculture

Location: Cropsey Farm (New City, NY)

Audience: PreK-12 educators

Dates: 5/10/2024

Engage in a day of interactive learning focused on teaching core standard concepts through the lens of agriculture. Educators will participate with lessons focused on food, fiber and fuel systems, art and agriculture, and share in a round table discussion with community health and wellness professionals to learn about the availability of resources for students, educators , families and communities.This training is for all grade levels.

Lunch is included in the training.
This training is co-sponsored by the RTC, Rockland Farm Alliance, and Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

This training is facilitated by Sue Ferreri, Executive Director, Rockland Farm Alliance.

77. AMTNYS Elementary Level Math Learning Collaborative (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 5/20/2024

Join NYSED leaders and teachers/teacher leaders from across the state as we explore resources, answer curriculum questions and network with fellow educators and friends. Great opportunity to develop partnerships and share ideas with colleagues throughout the state.

78. AMTNYS Middle School Math Network (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 5/22/2024

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Join NYSED leaders and teachers/teacher leaders at the middle school level from across the state as we explore NYSED resources, discuss curriculum issues and trends, and network with fellow educators and friends. Great opportunity to develop partnerships and share ideas with colleagues throughout the state. Facilitated by AMTNYS Grade level Reps with support from the NYSED Curriculum and Instruction office. Facilitated by Lisa Sanders, Jordan Titus, Lynda Brennan, and Marianne Strayton.

79. EDAD 5501.01 Community Internship

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 8/16/2024

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 and fees will be incurred. Course will run from 5/28-8/16 asynchronously online. Note only start and end dates are listed.

80. EDAD 5502.01 Building Internship

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 8/16/2024

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 and fees will be incurred. Course will run from 5/28-8/16 asynchronously online. Note only start and end dates are listed.

81. EDAD 5503.01 District Internship

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 8/16/2024

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 asynchronously online. Note only start and end dates are listed.

82. EDU 5200.01 Structure of English

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/28/2024

Review English grammar for the purpose of developing classroom activities and materials for the teaching of semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology of English to students with limited proficiency. 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.

83. EDAD 5050.01/School Finance

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/27/2024

This seminar will involve other district leaders in the field who will address current workplace challenges related to resource allocation and fiscal accountability. Emphasis will be placed on developing sound business practices and policies that are consistently applied throughout the district. Emphasis will be placed on involving and empowering all school and district leaders in the creation and monitoring of the district finances and resources to support effective and equitable use of time, money and human resources. Other related areas of concentration will include negotiating and collective bargaining, facilities management, and management of transportation, food services and purchasing. Case study analysis will provide a primary tool to support fiscal accountability and ethical decision making. If you would like to take this graduate course please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for complete details. College matriculation and registration is required. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Course runs on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Note only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or syllabus for exact meeting dates.

84. EDU 5088.01 Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/27/2024

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education at the Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescent levels. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP/IFSP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. The importance of developing collaborative relationships with parents and family members for enhancing student learning and addressing students' exceptional needs will be a significant component of the course. 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. 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.

85. EDU 5134.01 Transition from School to Adult Life

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/25/2024

Explore the issues faced by youth as they make the transition from school to employment and adult life and the competencies needed by professionals responsible for implementing transition services. Examine the transition services initiative (its history and legislation), theoretical and existing models of service delivery, characteristics of the population receiving transition services, strategies for building collaborative relationships among agencies and personnel, and strategies for planning and implementing instruction. Field experience required. (Special Ed 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. Additional asynchronous coursework may be required.

86. EDU 5313.01 The Science of Happiness for Student and Educator Well-being

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/25/2024

This course examines wellness on a personal and systems level for educators, school leaders, and their students. This class is an opportunity to re-evaluate your beliefs, values, and assumptions about the underpinnings of happiness and well-being and to learn the research behind the science of happiness. In this course we look at how individuals can create positive change by reinterpreting their goals and identifying steps towards successful experiences. Key findings from the fields of positive psychology will inform our understanding of the biopsychosocial underpinnings of well-being. The class seeks to foster in teachers more fulfilling and productive lives inside and out of schools and to support educators with an understanding of human potential. If you would like to take this course please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for info matriculation and registration with the college is required. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course runs on Tues. Note only start and end dates are listed.

87. EDU 5452.01 Strategies for Teaching Young

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/27/2024

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. Course runs on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

88. EDU 5536.01 Field Based Educational Research

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 8/16/2024

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 from 5/28-8/16. Only start and end dates are listed. Refer to syllabus for exact dates.

89. EDU 5569.01 Critical Pedagogy of Place

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/27/2024

In this course, sustainability is developed as an urgent and unique context for motivating and designing curriculum and instruction. Armed with their vision for sustainable future and their understanding of the values, skills and knowledge required for making the changes required to achieve this vision, students will learn how to assess existing curriculum for supporting or integrating sustainability. They will also use this framework to guide their development and implementation of curriculum and instruction that facilitate effective civic engagement for sustainable communities. Students in this course will experience and learn how to use classroom community development, critical pedagogy of place and problem-based learning in the development of curriculum and instruction for sustainability. This course is open to matriculated program students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run on Mon/Tues/Thurs. on campus. Only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to service hub or the course syllabus for exact dates.

90. EDU 5612.01 Literacy Assessment and Intervention

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

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/25/2024

Candidates will work with students to learn and apply techniques for assessing the literacy abilities and needs of students, and identifying difficulties that may be confronted in acquiring the literacy skills, including dyslexia. Candidates design effective interventions based on learner needs. Candidates examine and analyze a broad array of formal and informal assessment techniques and their application to literacy instruction. They apply strategies for effectively communicating assessment results to parents, caregivers, and school personnel. Field experience required. Required Texts: "When kids can't read: What teachers can do”, by Beers, K. 2003, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann; "Solutions for Reading Comprehension Strategic Interventions for Striving Learners”, by Hoyt, L., Davis, K., Olson J., Boswell K., 2011, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann; "Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level”, by Shaywitz, S., 2005, New York: Vintage Books. 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.

91. EDU 5215.01 Teaching ESL in Content Areas

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/27/2024

Focus on second language teaching techniques to improve an LEP student's proficiency in understanding content area subjects. Learn from required lesson and unit plans and peer teaching. Field experience required. You must be a Manhattanville Non-matriculated student to take this course. Contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for directions. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Course will run on Mon/Tues/Thurs. Note that only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to the Manhattanville calendar or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

92. EDU 5339.01 Teaching Geography in SS Class/EDU 5375.01 Teaching Economics in SS Class

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 6/27/2024

Geography 1.5 credits-Learn about methods for teaching key geographic concepts in the K-12 social studies curriculum. Explore ways to encourage students to use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live local, national and global including the distribution of people, places and environments over the Earth's surface. Economics 1.5 credits-Must be taken in conjunction with EDU 5339. Develop strategies for teaching economics in the social studies classroom so that students will understand key macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts. Topics will include methods for teaching how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate resources; how major decision-making units function in the U.S. and the other national economies; and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and non-market mechanisms. This on campus course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course will meet on Mon/Tues/Thur. Note only start and end dates are listed, please refer to service hub or course syllabus for exact meeting dates and times.

93. EDU 5013.01 Math for the Learning Disabled Student

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

Dates: 5/29/2024 to 6/26/2024

This course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to a variety of strategies for teaching mathematics to the elementary and middle school learning disabled student. A good knowledge of mathematics is increasingly important in our world. Manual computation as well as computers will continue to play an important role in children's lives. The ability to understand and solve naturally occurring problems is increasingly a prized attribute. The array of activities and methods will assist you in differentiating your lessons to fit your special education class. You will become familiar with the latest research as well as the newest manipulatives to enhance your teaching skills. Required Text: "Teaching Mathematics to Students with Learning Disabilities” by Nancy S. Bley & Carol A Thornton, Fourth Edition. 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.

94. EDU 5107.01 Childhood Mathematics Methods

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

Dates: 5/29/2024 to 6/26/2024

This course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the content and current methods of teaching mathematics in elementary schools. It examines key concepts, strategies, and skills in the elementary school mathematics curriculum. Topics include theory, content included in the elementary mathematics curriculum (number sense, estimation and mental computation, place value, development of algorithms, algebraic reasoning, fractions, decimals, ratios, percents, probability, data analysis, geometry, and measurement), planning instruction, assessment, and the use of technology in the classroom. The course is also situated in a wider context by addressing state and national standards in elementary school mathematics. Interactive lectures, discussion, group work and presentations, inquiry-based methods, and field experience are used to explore and master course objectives. Required Texts: "Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally”, Eighth Edition, by J.A. Van de Walle, K.S. Karp, J.M. Bay-Williams; "Field Experience Guide for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Fourth Edition, by J.M. Bay-Williams. 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.

95. EDU 5367.01 Methods for Teaching Literacy I

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

Dates: 5/29/2024 to 6/26/2024

The first in a pair of courses that provides a research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for children in grades PreK-6. Students will be introduced to the theories, approaches and methodology of teaching reading and writing in the elementary classroom. Emphasis will be on helping students develop an informed, integrated and balanced approach to the planning and instruction of reading and the language arts; with a strong focus on phonemic awareness and strategies for teaching phonics. Field experience required. Required Texts: "Phonics they use: Words for Reading and Writing”, by Cunningham, P. (2013). New York, Pearson Publishing; and "Reading with Meaning”, by Miller, D. (2013). 2nd edition Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. 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.

96. EDPD 5036.01/Restorative Justice: Effective Classroom Management Interventions and Solutions

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

Dates: 5/30/2024 to 7/18/2024

Based upon the book Better Than Carrots or Sticks by Dominque Smith, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, participants will learn and apply restorative practices for effective classroom management. These practices will assist teachers in not only teaching academic material but also instruct students in matters pertaining to social skills. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to: hold individual conferences with students to address problematic behavior, move beyond the traditional use of rewards and consequences, and ultimately build a strong classroom climate through restorative practices. Required Readings: "Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management", Smith Dominique, et al., Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 2015; "All Learning is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond", by Frey, Nancy et al., Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 2019. *Final projects and reflections due online on July 18. If you want to take this for graduate credit and don't have an account with Manhattanville, please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for more information. College registration is required.

97. EDPD 5017.01/Responding to Nonfiction with Power

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 6/3/2024 to 8/5/2024

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This course will help participants teach nonfiction reading skills and strategies. They will use these strategies to help their students respond powerfully and creatively to nonfiction through written responses, arguments, discussions, research essays, and presentations. 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: "Disrupting Thinking Why How We Read Matters. Scholastic", by Beers, Kylene, and Robert E. Probst, 2017; "Reading Nonfiction Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading", by Beers, G., and Robert Probst, 2013, Heinemann; "Nonfiction Matters: Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8. Stenhouse Publishers", by Harvey, S., 1998; "5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Enriching Reading and Writing Instruction with Children's Books", by Stewart, Melissa, and Marlene Correia, 2021, Stenhouse Publishers; "The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America's broken education system-- and how to fix it", by Wexler, N., 2020, Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Additional college registration required to take this course for graduate credit. Email jmurray@rockteach.org for more information.

98. EDPD 5040.01 Responding to Literature with Power

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 6/5/2024 to 8/14/2024

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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.

99. Cultural Arts Coordinator Workshop - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo) - Zoom

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

Dates: 6/6/2024

Location: Zoom

Join Cultural Arts Coordinators from throughout the county as we share information, resources, and successes. Local presenters will be showcased. Session will include a Q and A with Anu Gupta of Rockland BOCES. New and seasoned cultural arts coordinators and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

100. EDPD 5130.01/Mastering the Teacher Evaluation Process: Effective to Highly Effective Teaching

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

Dates: 6/20/2024 to 8/8/2024

In the words of Charlotte Danielson, "Teaching is complex work. It's a thinking person's job.” As a result of this course, participants will address and apply the themes of: equitable learning, high expectations, cultural competence, meeting the needs of all learners and student assumption of responsibility. Participants will identify highly effective practices around Danielson's "Framework for Teaching.” We will observe lessons to evaluate the four core areas of: Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instruction and Professional Responsibilities. To become highly effective in the teacher evaluation process, participants will develop teaching strategies to help their students to take ownership of their own learning. Based upon Robert Marzano's The Art and Science of Teaching, participants will design instructional strategies that help students to think more logically, effectively and independently. During input sessions, participants will learn to incorporate a variety of research-based strategies into their lessons. These strategies include: providing and communicating learning goals, using assessments, conducting "deep thinking” lessons, using engagement strategies, implementing rules and procedures, and building relationships. Required Readings: "Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching", by Danielson, Charlotte (2007) ASCD: Alexandria, VA.; "The New Art and Science of Teaching", by Marzano, Robert (2017) Solution Tree Bloomington, Indiana. *Final projects and reflections due online on Aug. 8. If you want to take this for graduate credit and don't have an account with Manhattanville, please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for more information.

101. 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.