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1. Zoom - Courageous Conversations About Race: A Discussion with Dr. Alexandria Connally

Audience: All

Dates: 7/9/2020

Location: ZOOM

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A facilitated discussion about engaging in courageous conversations about race with Dr. Alexandria Connally, Director of Director of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation, Nyack School District. Singleton (2015) explained that there are crucial elements that must be present to dismantle institutional and structural racism in schools: passion, practice and persistence. The absence of these elements allows schools to disconnect from their moral imperative to ensure all students have an equitable and quality education.

2. Online: SEL in the Blended Classroom

Audience: All

Dates: 7/10/2020 to 8/10/2020

Location: Online Only

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The intersection of social-emotional learning and blended teaching methods is more important and relevant now than ever before. Participants in this 15 hour online course will experience a self-guided class that focuses on creating a student-centered classroom which incorporates thoughtful use of technology tools and online digital media with traditional classroom instructional methods. Together we will explore various tools, platforms, and strategies to create engaging classroom environments focused on the social-emotional needs of a diverse group of learners. Participants will design instruction that allows students more control over time, pace, place, and path of their learning. This training is funded through the NYSED Teacher Center grant. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center districts and schools.

3. Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo NOT FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMNT

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 7/10/2020

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Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is one of the most universally recognizable artists in the world. Using both art and fashion to express and conceal various parts of her identity, Kahlo's bold style and free-spirited nature still pervades today. Join us for a discussion following viewing 2 short videos on Kahlo's paintings, house and style. Friday, July 10, from 10:30-11:30

4. Online: Cyberbullying and Safety in the Net, July 13 - August 9, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 8/9/2020

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Teachers in today's fast pace technology world must be able to deal with the new Cyber Bullying epidemic that has become a growing concern for students, parents, and educators. We will research what online bullying might look like and what tactics our students use to torment their victims. We will look at it's impact on teaching and learning and apply strategies that will help reduce and/or eliminate the instances of cyber-bullying in our classrooms and in our schools. Using the CyberSmart curriculum that stresses that cyber bullying can be controlled, we will develop classroom lesson plans and materials we can share with our parents while looking at students' rights and laws that must be considered when confronting these situations in the new school year. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

5. Online: The Importance of Language and How it is Connected to Culture

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 7/16/2020

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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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.

6. The Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed NOT FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 7/13/2020

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The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient Jewish religious manuscripts that were found in the Qumran Caves in the Judaean Desert on the northern shore of the Dead Sea. Scholarly consensus dates these scrolls from the last three centuries BCE and the first century CE. The texts have great historical, religious, and linguistic significance because they include the second-oldest known surviving manuscripts of works later included in the Hebrew Bible canon. Join us for a lively conversation as we learn about the scrolls, their significance and the secrets they reveal.PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO ON YOUTUBE PRIOR TO OUR DISCUSSION: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC -WRITING THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS. Monday, July 13th at 11:00. Please sign up by 7/8.

7. Zoom: Peace Restored: Restorative Approach to Social and Emotional Learning

Audience: All

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 7/29/2020

Location: Zoom

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How do you integrate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) with Restorative Practices? Start with this online course from Creative Response to Conflict! Join us on Zoom to learn community-building activities you can use immediately, both online and in person with your students. Understand the SEL competencies and how they relate to the three tiers of Restorative Practices. Practice experiential activities on themes including cooperation, communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and affirmation. Our final session will focus on bias awareness, with activities that translate directly to use in your classroom. Come away with the tools you need to build relationships with your students that will decrease conflict, increase connection, and create a safe environment to maximize learning! This course is funded through the NoVo grant, giving priority to North Rockland School District, Newburgh School District, and East Ramapo School District

8. Mental Health & Wellness Literacy - Virtual

Dates: 7/14/2020 to 7/15/2020

Location: Virtual

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Reframing the mental health conversation with ongoing dialogue about mental health can slowly transform the culture/climate of our schools so as to normalize mental health symptoms. Through a public health approach, we understand, explore, and execute best practices in mental health and wellness. We will understand that we all have mental health, and it rests on a continuum. We will recognize the signs and symptoms, risk and protective factors, and recognize a possible trauma response in an emerging mental health disorder. This is where we begin to eliminate stigma, and raise awareness. We will understand that we all have mental health, as well as the importance of self care through "whole person wellness," as documented in the NYS Mental Health Education Law passed on July 1, 2018 through a "holistic view.". (PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL, INTELLECTUAL, SPIRITUAL,OCCUPATIONAL). Co-sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

9. Zoom Book Club 7/15/20

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 7/15/2020

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This month's selection is The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni. Our facilitator,Candace, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Wednesday, July 15 from 11::-1:00.

10. How Black Artists Confront Racism (with Merrily) on ZOOM

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 7/17/2020

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As the country engages in conversations about systemic and institutional racism, how has the New York art world responded? Join Merrily on a gallery tour of current on-line shows by Black artists that confront racism and celebrate the multiplicity of Black identity. We'll see self-portraits by South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi, dig into Toyin Ojih Odutola's colored pencil and graphite drawings paired with texts, and look at recent paintings behind Titus Kaphar's June 15th Time Magazine cover image. Friday, July 17 at 10:30. $25/30 nonmember. Please register by July. Zoom link will be sent following registration.
This course is Free for consortium members. Many educators use the terms culturally responsive teaching, multicultural education and social justice education interchangeably, which keeps educators from implementing culturally responsive teaching effectively. They do overlap but each have very different purposes. Culturally responsive teaching is focused not on celebrating diversity but on using culture as a cognitive scaffold for processing new content during learning. It concerns itself with cognitive development and increasing brain power for culturally and linguistically diverse students. While the participants read and discuss, "Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students"by Zaretta Hammond, educators will share, discuss, help, and problem solve how to close the achievement gap by looking at culturally responsive pedagogy. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS

12. Online: Critical Thinking and Questioning Techniques, July 20 - August 17, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: All

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 8/17/2020

Location: Online Only

In this course participants will explore critical thinking and questioning skills. Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. We will take a look at the creation of a supportive environment and aide participants to use appropriate strategies when using higher order questioning in the classroom. We will link critical thinking skills and questioning techniques by taking an in depth look at Bloom's Taxonomy. We will apply this theory to various literature as well other subject matter (including science, math and social studies) that we are studying in school and create our own lesson plans. Conversations in all areas will be enhanced when you have the questions ready that get students to analyze and draw conclusions. This course will provide you with a whole new way to ask questions that will truly get our students to think outside of the box.

13. Online: Exploring Indigenous Language to Better Connect with ENL Students

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/23/2020

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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.

14. 7/20 ZOOM Film Club "Unorthodox" on Netflix Part 2

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 7/20/2020

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Join us for an interesting discussion of the 4-part series "Unorthodox". Today we will discuss the last 2 episodes. PLEASE WATCH THEM ON YOUR OWN BEFORE THE DISCUSSION. This story concerns a 19- year-old Brooklyn Hasidic woman's anguished search for her freedom and identity in the midst of unrelenting disciplines. This journey of self- discovery has such an intensity and psychological acuity that I was riveted to my seat, stunned. Monday, July 20 at 11:00. PLEASE SIGN UP BY FRIDAY, JULY 17th. ZOOM link will be sent following registration.

15. Online Asynchronous: Make Your Slides Interactive and Use Them for In-Person or Online Instruction

Audience: All

Dates: 7/21/2020 to 7/23/2020

Location: Online Only

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This three-hour asynchronous workshop will take participants through the process of using the PearDeck add-on in Google Slides to take your existing Google Slide presentation and making it interactive. This add-on will allow you to add questions, draggable icons and the ability for students to draw on their copy of the presentation while all of their responses are available for your review. PearDeck can be use in an in-person instructional setting or set as a student self-paced activity which is ideal in this ever-changing educational environment. Participants will produce Peardeck Activities that they will be able to use in their classes next year. Priority to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts/schools.

16. ANALYZING PROPAGANDA AND TEACHING MEDIA LITERACY: THE HOLOCAUST AS A CASE STUDY - Virtual

Audience: Secondary school teachers

Dates: 7/21/2020

Location: Online - Virtual

Media literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critically assess the ever-increasing amount of information they receive throughout their day - on social media, advertisements, television, and film. Therefore, it is crucial for students to comprehend and identify how media, both historically and in contemporary society, can be used as a tool to incite hate and violence against certain groups. This learning opportunity examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today's world. This online training is provided by Echoes and Reflections.

17. Google Classroom - Introduction

Audience: All

Dates: 7/21/2020

Location: Online Only

Participants will be introduced to Google Classroom and its' basic features. Participants will be guided step by step to create a Google Classroom from start to finish. By the end of the session, participants will have a Google classroom completely set up! This course is designed for participants who have never before used Google classroom. Priority to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts/schools.

18. Artist Spotlight: Marc Chagall NOT FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 7/21/2020

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Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic tapestries and fine art prints. Join us for a discussion based on viewing 2 short videos together. Tuesday, July 21 from 11:30-12:30.

19. Google Classroom - Using your Classroom to Connect with Students

Audience: All

Dates: 7/21/2020

Location: Online Only

You have a Google classroom, now what? Learn how to use Google Classroom to set up your assignments and connect with students. Google classroom has many amazing features that will help you stay organized and easily communicate with students. During this presentation you will learn how to add announcements, create and schedule assignments, and even post short videos to your Google Classroom. This training is designed for the teacher who is using this application and ready to learn more. Priority to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts/schools.

20. Screencastify for Beginners

Audience: All

Dates: 7/22/2020

Location: Online Only

Participants will learn how to access and set up Screencastify. This tool allows you to record short videos which can be posted in your Google classrooms. These short, fun videos are a great way to check in with students, model a strategy or go over solutions to assignments. Priority to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts/schools

21. Screencastiry - Next Steps

Audience: All

Dates: 7/22/2020

Location: Online Only

Participants with a basic understanding of screencastify will level up their skills. Participants will learn how to expand their use of Screencasts and how to embed them into instructional materials. This training is designed for the teacher who is using this application and ready to learn more. Priority to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts/schools.

22. SeeSaw (Geared toward Elementary)

Audience: All

Dates: 7/23/2020

Location: Online Only

Participants will be introduced to Seesaw and its' basic features. Participants will be guided step by step to create a Seesaw account from start to finish. Participants will learn how to upload assignments, check student work, and learn about how to use Seesaw to interact with students. This course is designed for participants who have never before used Seesaw. Priority to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts/schools.

23. Using Google Slides as Teaching Tool

Audience: All

Dates: 7/23/2020

Location: Online Only

Learn to use Google slides to make the most out of your asynchronous instruction. Participants will learn to use Google Slides as a way to present and scaffold a lesson. Participants will learn how to add screenshots, embed videos, and graphics that will scaffold a task for students. Participants will also learn how to use Google Slides to create digital worksheets. REQUIREMENTS: Participants must have access to the "snipping tool",be able to take screenshots, and a basic understanding of Google Slides. This training is designed to help teachers plan and design asynchronous learning materials. Teachers will need some basic understanding of Google applications such as Slides and Docs. This is not a beginner level course. Priority to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts/schools.

24. Online: Exceptional Students and Higher-Level Thinking, July 27 - August 24, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/27/2020 to 8/24/2020

Location: Online Only

In this course, we will focus on the students that are already meeting and exceeding the standards and are ready to excel. We will also discuss ASCD articles that address the twice-exceptional student - the one that is both a gifted learner while negotiating a learning disorder. Our discussions will include strategies to cultivate the talents of gifted children as well as overcoming obstacles in the regular education classroom. At the end of the course, participants will have specific lesson plans to enhance learning opportunities for the gifted student that will propel them to higher levels of learning. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

25. Online: Anxiety and Stress Management in a School Setting, July 27 - August 24, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: For all K-12 teachers and school professionals.

Dates: 7/27/2020 to 8/24/2020

Location: Online Only

Anxiety and stress are major factors in the lives of both school professionals and students. Participants will examine the working definition of stress and anxiety, study research findings on the cause of stress, explore its impact upon teaching and learning, and conduct a thorough assessment of stress factors in the classroom. This knowledge will facilitate the application of tools and techniques to identify, prevent, and manage stressors to improve academic success. Participants will have the information they need to identify specific students experiencing debilitating stress and and the tools they need to help the student restore personal equilibrium and enhance their classroom performance. At the end of this course, you will have the resources you need to enhance student performance by minimizing the negative effects of stress and anxiety in the classroom. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers and school professionals. 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 places. 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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.

27. Online: Technology Generation, July 27 - August 24, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: Classroom teachers in grades 2-12

Dates: 7/27/2020 to 8/24/2020

Location: Online Only

In this online course, we will explore the most recent advancements in technology and how they can be integrated into the classroom curriculum. We will examine Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and create engaging learning experiences that focus on both science and social studies. We will experiment with the top math sites and develop corresponding lesson plans that will make learning concrete for our students. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

28. Online Asynchronous: Using Screencastify and the Built-in Editor

Audience: All

Dates: 7/28/2020 to 7/30/2020

Location: Online Only

During this 3-hour asynchronous workshop participants will learn about the various tools built in to the Screencastify recorder while recording a lesson they can use in their classroom using Screencastify. They will learn to use the built-in editor to crop clips, combine clips, rearrange clips and then download the final product. Priority to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts/schools.

29. Supporting Students in the Classroom after a Concussion - Guidance on Setting up a Return to Learn Policy - Virtual Training

Audience: Intended audience: Nurses, Principals, Assistant Principals, Central office Staff, Athletic Directors

Dates: 7/28/2020

Location: Virtual Training

This presentation will provide schools information on establishing a return to learn policy for their school. Attendees will learn about the science of a concussion, including symptoms to look for in an academic setting. The presentation will then provide examples of protocols when setting up a policy for their school. It will help you identify personnel that will be part of the return to learn process and what their role would be. Examples of forms that you can use to track symptoms and classroom progress will be provided. Academic Adjustments that teachers can use will also be discussed. This training is provided by Michelle Kellen, M.Ed., Professional Development Manager, BIANYS. Social Work CEUs provided by BIANYS. Co-sponsored by Rockland Teachers' Center, Nyack Teacher Center, and Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

30. Creating Digital Instructional Materials

Audience: All

Dates: 7/28/2020

Location: Online Only

Participants will learn how to modify existing materials or create their own materials to present to students digitally. Participants will learn how to create digital worksheets, digital graphic organizers, and even begin to use hyperlinked documents to create learning menus and schedules. REQUIREMENTS: Participants must have access to the "snipping tool",be able to take screenshots, and a basic understanding of Google Slides and Docs. This training is designed to help teachers plan and design asynchronous learning materials. Teachers will need some basic understanding of Google applications such as Slides and Docs.This is not a beginner level course. Priority to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts/schools.

31. Online: Conferring with Confidence: The Heart of Effective Reading and Writing Instruction - July 29 - August 26, 2020(WTCI)

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

Dates: 7/29/2020 to 8/26/2020

Location: Online Only

Through collaboration and inquiry, participants will explore the conferring process and the effect that is has on classroom instruction and student engagement. Participants will work through each step involved in conferring in the classroom with a specific focus on the RIP model. Participants will identify and explore the protocol for effective feedback within an instructional setting. At the conclusion of this course, participants will display a knowledge and expertise of the structure of a conference, implications for classroom implementation and instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and that they can embed in their instructional practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

32. Online: Using Google Tools - Intermediate to Advanced Features

Audience: All

Dates: 7/29/2020 to 8/28/2020

Location: Online Only

This hands-on 15-hour online course will cover intermediate to advanced features in Google Drive and Google Classroom. We will be using the Google platform to create documents, slides, forms, sheets, and sites. In Google Sites, we will create a template-driven website that can be used in the classroom and as an e-portfolio for students. We will cover the use and management of Google Classroom, tips for efficiency, and dealing with various issues. We will use Google Meet at least once during the course for a virtual meeting. Participants should be familiar with Google Docs and Slides. They should have some experience with Google Classroom.

33. Online: English as a New Language: Strategies and Tools for Success, August 1 - August 28, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Specials

Dates: 8/1/2020 to 8/28/2020

Location: Online only

In this online course, we will closely examine the strategies used to effectively teach English as a New Language (ENL) students. We will focus on best practices including co-teaching, helpful web tools, strategies for classroom teaching, and meaningful classroom talk. We will brainstorm ways to involve parents as we create a welcoming classroom environment for all students. We will explore resources and cross-reference lesson plans and curriculums so that each teacher has customized lesson plans to address individual needs. At the end of the course, you will have a toolkit that will include visual ideas, translation resources, conversation tools and vocabulary resources. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

34. Online: LGBTQI Education, August 1 - August 28, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: For teachers in grades K-12 and professionals

Dates: 8/1/2020 to 8/28/2020

Location: Online Only

According to statistics gathered by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, ten percent of the population is gay, bisexual, or transgender. These students come to school with the needs of any other student. Transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth are quickly becoming more visible in society. Parents of gender non-conforming children are coming to mental health providers in increasing numbers and are often met with stigma and bias and a lack of education on TGNC health. TGNC youth are turned out of their homes at disproportionate rates and harassed and bullied in school at higher rates than their gender conforming peers. They have higher rates of suicide, depression and substance abuse and face unique medical, legal and social barriers. They also have produced their own cultures and communities to face these challenges. This course will examine the scientific research on TGNC youth in the context of the practical challenges faced by these individuals and their families. At the conclusion of this course, you, the educator or counselor, will have the tools and strategies to be a reliable source for those youth who feel marginalized due to their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

35. Online: Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness, August 1 - August 29, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: For teachers in grades K-12 and professionals

Dates: 8/1/2020 to 8/29/2020

Location: Online Only

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 classrooms. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

36. Deep Dive into Flipgrid - August 3 - August 17, 2020 (EWTC)

Audience: All

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/17/2020

Location: Online Only

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This course is Free and open to EWTC consortium members ONLY. In this course you will learn how to use FlipGrid, an exciting web-based tool to communicate with your students, and help them communicate with one another in your digital classrooms. Flipgrid is a video response platform where educators can have online video discussions with students. Teachers can provide feedback to students, and better yet, students can provide feedback to one another. It adds a unique approach to an online classroom in terms of collaboration and classroom engagement. Learn how you can incorporate FlipGrid into your online classroom, and some strategies to create a socially connected learning environment for all of your students. Zoom Session- April 16, 2020 at 7pm

37. Online Mindful Classroom, August 3 - August 28, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: All

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/28/2020

Helping students cultivate affective skills such as perseverance, emotional management, self motivation, and resilience are key to both their emotional well-being and their ability to engage reflectively with ideas and information. When teachers practice and model these skills, they can be more fully present and able to respond to their students' needs. "Studies show that grade school aged children who learn mindfulness and meditation are more focused and resilient," says Sarah McKay, an Oxford University trained neuroscientist and freelance science writer specializing in mind and brain. "It helps settle them down and improves concentration." This in turn allows for optimal student performance. For teachers, this means that in the midst of everything that goes on in a classroom, we remain aware of what's going on inside our minds and bodies, which can help us with our reactions to a situation and choose a kind and compassionate response. While the practice of mindfulness is never a "cure-all," research suggests that it is a powerful foundation upon which teachers can start to build their social-emotional skills and, in turn, improve their teaching. This course examines the historical and scientific research that has been done supporting the practice of mindfulness in education. Through reading, discussion and exercise, participants will explore how mindfulness can be used everyday with in and out of the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

38. Online: Incorporating Social and Emotional Skills in Your Classes, August 3 - August 31, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: For teachers in grades K-12 and professionals

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/31/2020

Location: Online Only

In order to teach the whole child, we as educators must understand that learning is also a social and emotional experience. Knowing one's emotions, how to manage them, and ways to express them constructively are essential life skills. These skills enable us to handle stress, control impulses, and motivate oneself to persevere when faced with personal, academic or work-related obstacles. A related set of skills involves accurately assessing one's abilities and interests, building upon strengths, making effective use of family, school, and community resources. At the conclusion of the class, participants will have the tools they need to help students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills which will contribute to their success in and out of the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
This course is FREE and open to consortium members only. In For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education,Christopher Emdin provides a pragmatic approach for all teachers of urban youth, white or not, to enact change in the classroom and advocate for transformation at all levels. The advice in this book applies to anyone teaching students from a cultural background not their own. In this book study, we will discuss Christopher Emdin's Reality Pedagogy and how it applies to all classrooms and schools. We will gain strategies for restructuring classroom and schools to foster deeper student engagement. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS
From the first year teacher to the seasoned veteran, classroom management is often identified as an area teachers would like to improve. Teachers want to continually build upon their ability to relate to students and address classroom and school conflicts as they arise. This course will examine a number of easy to implement strategies to assist you in reducing conflict and outbursts both in and out of the classroom. At the end of the course, you will have easy to execute negotiation and mediation skills that will allow you to "keep the peace" in the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

41. Online: Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind (Only open to teachers who took the introductory class Teaching with Poverty in Mind)

Audience: Only open to teachers who took the introductory class Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/28/2020

Location: Online Only

This online course is only open to teachers who took the introductory class Teaching with Poverty in Mind. This follow up course (offered at a $25 non refundable registration fee) will take an in depth look at smart, purposeful engagement strategies to expand students' cognitive abilities and improve their motivation in the classroom. Drawing from research and real life success stories, we will explore strategies that all teachers can employ to enhance a student's engagement in the classroom. At the conclusion of this course, you will have the tools you need to immediately revitalize and enrich your classroom teaching practices so that all students can thrive at school and beyond. The Teacher Center will purchase the book (Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind) for each registered participant, which should be picked up at the Center prior to the course commencement date. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

42. Online: Language Revitalization and the ENL Classroom

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/6/2020

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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.
This course is FREE to consortium members. In For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education, Christopher Emdin provides a pragmatic approach for all teachers of urban youth, white or not, to enact change in the classroom and advocate for transformation at all levels. The advice in this book applies to anyone teaching students from a cultural background not their own. In this book study, we will discuss Christopher Emdin's Reality Pedagogy and how it applies to all classrooms and schools. We will gain strategies for restructuring classroom and schools to foster deeper student engagement. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS
Using the Google Earth tour Celebrating Indigenous Languages, participants will explore Indigenous languages around the world, some of which are at risk of disappearing. Participants will learn about the importance of language revitalization from the unique stories and perspectives of those who speak the world's Indigenous languages. Participants will also 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 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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.

45. Zoom Book Club 8/19/20

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 8/19/2020

This month's selection is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen. Our facilitator,Candace, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Wednesday, August 19 at 11:00. from 11::-1:00.

46. Professional Development Mentor Program, 9:00am - 3:30 August 27, November and March Dates TBD 4:00pm - 6:00pm (WTCI))

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

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 8/27/2020 to 3/25/2021

Location: Room TBD

Whether you are currently a mentor teacher or would like to serve in this role in the future, this year-long program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a skilled mentor. We will examine attitudes, skills, and components of a successful program and focus on teacher development, including how to guide, support, and nurture novice teachers. This course is only open to teachers from the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center. In addition to the summer seminar, there will be two follow up meetings, one in the Fall and one in the Spring (dates to be determined at the first session on 8/27) from 4-6pm. There will be an additional 5 hours of course work completed online. YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR EVERY IN-PERSON SESSION AND COMPLETE ALL ONLINE COURSEWORK IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE.

47. SED 573-96/Teaching English as a New Language I

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

Dates: 8/29/2020 to 10/3/2020

Examination of methods, materials, and assessment for teaching English as a new language at the elementary (P-6) level. Includes differentiation of instruction for learners of English as a new language at different proficiency levels. Focus on teaching language modalities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), second language acquisition, and multicultural perspectives. Must be matriculated into CR-ITI. This is a hybrid class.

48. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/18/2020

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. This fully online course will run on from Sept. 8-Dec. 18, 2020. Please follow dates specified on.

49. EDU 5490.01/Teaching Literacy skills Grades 7-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/18/2020

This online course prepares specialists to work collaboratively with content area and grade level teachers in grades 7-12. The content includes the analysis of the language demands of texts, the skills needed to read texts with advanced language and to identify and implement strategies to enable grade 7-12 students to meet those demands. Differentiation of instruction and the collaborative process are significant parts of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. This fully online course will run on Sept. 8-Dec. 18, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

50. EDU 5323.01/The Integrated Curriculum ECE I

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/15/2020

This on campus course will examine the evolving early childhood curriculum. Focus on the design of curricula that integrate language arts, mathematics, science, instructional and assistive technology, and expressive arts in a holistic framework. Examine numerous research-validated instructional strategies for teaching students with the full range of abilities. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Tuesday from Sept. 8-Dec. 15, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

51. Manhattanville EDU 5550.04/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/15/2020

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

52. EDU 5452.01/Strategies for Teaching Young

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/18/2020

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This on campus 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 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run Tuesdays Sept. 9 through Dec. 18, 2020.

53. EDU 5032.01/Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 12/16/2020

The on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Wednesdays from Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

54. EDPD 5015.01/Developing Curricular Goals, instructional Alignment, and Formative Assessment

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

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 11/4/2020

Participants will develop a thorough understanding of instructional strategies that meet the needs of all learners. Participants will work collaboratively to develop strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." This quote from Carol Ann Tomlinson will serve as a guiding principal of the course. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of all students. Specifically, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Participants will develop the "big ideas" associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction), and product (assessment). Required Readings: Tomlinson, C. A. (2017). How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: ASCD. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 566-R01. If you plan to take this course for Graduate credit, please contact Joleen at jmurray@rockteach.org for directions on registering with the college.

55. EDU 5393.04/Foundations of Special Education

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

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 12/16/2020

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the teacher-candidate more aware of federal and state special education laws which provide for the identification of individuals with disabilities, the process of determining entitlements to special education services, and the models of teaching that provide for educating the child in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the umbrella of IDEA and NCLB. The importance of inclusive education and the use of Response to Intervention (RtI) are also addressed. The course provides an overview of theories, diagnostic procedures, and remedial teaching strategies which address students with the broad spectrum of ELNs including: learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, and low incidence disabilities (deaf/hearing impaired, blind/visually impaired). In addition, the course will address the special needs of ELLs and students from different cultural milieus in accessing the school curriculum. Further, teacher candidates learn about effective practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration with peers, individualizing instruction, and applying interventions to address student and classroom management needs. Fifteen hours of field experience in diverse settings is an integral component of the course in order to assist the course participant in linking the classroom didactic with life experiences in the schools and agencies providing education and intervention.

56. EDU 5374.02/Curriculum and Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence Ed

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/17/2020

This on campus course will explore curriculum approaches, teaching and assessment strategies, classroom management, and other critical issues in teaching at the middle childhood and adolescence levels. Become familiar with the ways in which middle and high schools function, both within their buildings and within their broader communities. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Thursdays from Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

57. EDPD 5030.01/Teaching and the Change Process

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

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 11/5/2020

Teaching is change; learning is change. Merriam-Webster.com defines change as "to give a different position, course or direction to" and "to make different in some particular manner." Learning is the ability to "solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well." (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Teachers, then, facilitate learning experiences by teaching students to think innovatively about change and the problem solving process. Each minute, period, day, month and year, teachers are required to create and sustain changes in their students and their teaching. This change is manifested in such educational terms as curriculum mapping, formative assessment, response to intervention (RTI) and differentiated instruction. In this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to facilitate change in their teaching and in student learning. Participants will learn how to: identify challenges, develop ownership, write SMART goals, craft plans/lessons, facilitate student "buy-in", and formatively assess student work. This change process will not only assist teachers in developing a "Habit of Mind" but impact student learning in their classrooms in real time. Participants will be expected to apply and reflect upon course material on a weekly basis through on-line correspondence and ongoing communication with other course participants. Required Readings: Kotter, J. and Rathgeber, H. (2016). Our Iceberg is Melting. New York: Penguin Random House. Johnson, S. (1999). Who Moved My Cheese (2nd ed.). New York: Vermillion. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 508-R01. If you are interested in this course for graduate credit and don't have an account set up with Manhattanville please contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for more info.
This on campus course will focus on the sociological and academic factors that have resulted in the creation of the modern middle school concept. The course will emphasize how active learning, team structures, and lesson design can support the social, emotional and intellectual development of students in the middle grades. We will develop strategies for motivation, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. We will also explore how to create a collaborative environment among students, colleagues, and parents and examine the effects of state standards and mandated testing. Students are expected to be active participants in the conception and creation of lessons. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Thursdays from Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 2020. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

59. ENE 5005.01/Literature for Adolescents

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/3/2020

This on campus hybrid course is designed to introduce students to literature commonly taught in middle and high school classes. The readings will give students an opportunity to explore works that speak to the developmental and psychological needs of young adults. Through recent publications as well as classics of literature, we will examine the history of young adult literature and the social and literary movements that have influenced it. Because they depict conditions and experiences familiar to middle and high school students, these works are frequently included in the secondary school teaching canon. The readings are selected to be representative of genre and theme and reflective of reading levels from 6th grade through 12th. Most importantly, students will develop criteria for selecting literature for the classroom and become actively involved in creating strategies for effective instruction. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org. Additional college tuition fees will be incurred.

60. EDU 5032.02/Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/12/2020 to 10/10/2020

This on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports.If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Hybrid online course will run on three Saturdays with the rest online Sept. 12 through Dec. 18th. Please follow dates specified on webadvisor.

61. Manhattanville EDU 5077.02/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 11/23/2020

The course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavioral problems. The focus will be on remediation, program development, compensatory techniques and social adjustment. 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 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

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

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

This course is designed to provide an intensive study of the assessment process as it relates to the special education teacher. Students will learn the purpose of assessment, measurement concepts and technical adequacy and experience how to administer and interpret test data. Students will explore ways to communicate assessment information and assessment issues related to I.D.E.A. The focus will be on a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will prepare a final report dealing with a comprehensive assessment to include the creation of an I.E.P. for a student with a disability. As part of a formative process, the required portfolio will be reviewed as part 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 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

63. Manhattanville EDU 5088.02/Introduction to Students with Learning Disabilities

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 11/23/2020

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. Requires 12 hours observation. 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 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

64. LED 755-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulties, B-6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

Under supervision in a clinically-rich setting, each candidate assesses, designs an intervention plan, and adjusts instruction based on progress monitoring data for a child in grades K-6 with literacy difficulties. This course is only open to matriculated New Paltz students.

65. LED 756-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulties, 5-12

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

Under supervision in a clinically-rich setting, each candidate assesses, designs an intervention plan, and adjusts instruction based on progress monitoring data for a child in grades 5-12 with literacy difficulties. This course is only open to matriculated New Paltz students.

66. EDU 5013.01/Math for the Learning Disabled Student

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

This on campus course is for both regular and special educators, and will explore topics in understanding the nature of math disabilities, construction and administering assessment instruments, developing instructional strategies and materials, evaluating the results of instruction, and managing the classroom. If you would like to take this graduate course, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Additional tuition fees will be incurred. Course will run on Mondays from Sept. 14-Dec. 14, 2020. Please follow dates specified on.

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

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

Dates: 9/15/2020 to 11/17/2020

Based upon the works of authors Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick, participants will learn and apply instructional practices to cultivate the "habits of mind" needed to be a successful student and citizen. These practices will assist teachers in not only teaching academic material but also instruct students in matters pertaining to social skills. The Habits of Mind include: persisting, managing impulsivity, listening with understanding and empathy, thinking flexibly, questioning and problem posing, gathering data through all senses, taking reasonable risks, finding humor, thinking interdependently and remaining open to continuous learning. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to develop these habits of mind. This topic is pertinent in all aspects of education; all educators have a shared responsibility to build powerful, life-long "habits of mind" with and for our students. Required Readings: Costa, A. and Kallick, B. (2008). Learning and leading with habits of mind: 16 characteristics for success. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 649-R01. If you are interested in this course for graduate credit and don't have an account set up with Manhattanville please contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for more info.

68. LED 753-95/Workshop in Understanding Literacy Difficulties

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

Dates: 9/15/2020 to 12/15/2020

Following a developmental approach, literacy candidates will explore potential difficulties in the reading and writing acquisition process. Include in-depth analysis of the phonological, orthographic, and morphological structures of English. This course meets in North Rockland High School with registration through the Rockland Teachers' Center. Please Contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers' Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

69. Manhattanville EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

The focus of this course is a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management. Major theories will be examined along with an analysis of the impact of school and student culture on classroom learning and interactions. The organization of the classroom environment will be explored with a focus on how the environment meets the needs of diverse learners. School interventions discussed will include Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS), Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Methods and techniques of effective classroom management will be explored through readings, writing, presentations and small group work. Requires 14 hours of observations. 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 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

70. Manhattanville EDU 5402.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture B-6

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

This course will introduce candidates to a sociocultural perspective of language acquisition and development and will examine ways in which oral language ability supports learning. This class will consider the social and cultural dimensions of literacy practices among diverse students. Specifically, this course will focus on the practices of students of different abilities and students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. 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 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

71. Manhattanville EDU 5406.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture 5-12

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

This course will introduce candidates to a sociocultural perspective of language acquisition and development and will examine ways in which oral language ability supports learning. This class will consider the social and cultural dimensions of literacy practices among diverse students. Specifically, this course will focus on the practices of students of different abilities and students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

72. LED 528-95/Literacy and Language Learners

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 12/16/2020

Students engage with issues around developing literacy in a second language. Students explore theories of second language acquisition, ways to modify assessment and remediation based on students' first language, and culturally responsive approaches to instruction. This course meets in North Rockland High School with registration through the Rockland Teachers' Center. Please Contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers' Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

73. Online: New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, September 28 - October 16, 2020 (EWTC)

Audience: K-12 Educators in All Areas

Dates: 9/28/2020 to 10/16/2020

Location: Online Only

This course is FREE to consortium members. "The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change; and contribute to individual student engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through the cultivation of critical thinking." (New York State Education Department) This workshop will introduce this framework to participants and have them think about ways to provide appropriate support and services to educate all students effectively and equitably while promoting positive student outcomes.

74. Supporting Students in the Classroom - Return to Learn after a Concussion - Virtual Training

Audience: Intended audience: Nurses, Principals, Assistant Principals, Central office Staff, Athletic Directors

Dates: 9/30/2020

Location: Virtual Training

This virtual training will allow educators and support staff to gain a new appreciation of the struggles a student faces when they suffer a concussion. The presentation serves a dual purpose. First educators and support staff will learn about concussions including symptoms, recovery and barriers that could prolong recovery. The second part of the presentation provides educators with concrete examples of adjustments they can make in their classroom to help students as they return to learn after suffering a concussion. The presentation also discusses the value of a concussion management team and the framework for creating a school or district wide concussion management team. Facilitated by Michelle Kellen, M.Ed., Professional Development Manager, BIANYS. Social Work CEUs available through BIANYS. Co-sponsored by Rockland Teachers' Center, Nyack Teacher Center, and Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

75. EDPD 5025.01/Taking a Constructivist Approach to Teaching

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

Dates: 10/1/2020 to 12/3/2020

As educators, we expect students our students to "solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well." (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Participants will analyze the effects of effective teaching upon student performance in relation to the criterion above. This course will enable participants to develop instructional activities to actively engage students in the learning process and assist students in the development of self-assessment or "metacognitition." Participants will learn how to incorporate research-based methods and techniques in order to achieve a balance between conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge. Participants will develop the tools necessary to create this "balanced approach" to teaching all content areas. Teachers will develop strategies to assist students in "constructing" content knowledge as part of a "meaning-making" process. Required Readings: Garner, B. (2007). Getting to Got It. Alexandria, VA: ASCD; Gagnon, G. and Collay, M. (2006). Designing for Learning: Six Elements in Constructivist Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.Final projects and reflections due online on Dec. 3, 2020. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 597-R01. If you are interested in this course for graduate credit and don't have an account set up with Manhattanville please contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for more info.

76. Online: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools, October 5 - November 13, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 11/13/2020

Location: Online Only

Many of today's students are living with chronic trauma including homelessness, poverty, child abuse, neglect and exposure to violence in the home and in their communities. These experiences can lead to serious behavioral problems, wreak havoc on their ability to learn, and stunt academic growth. One of the problems educators face is identifying the symptoms of trauma since children don't always express their distress in a way that is easily recognizable. In this online course, we will address the root causes of trauma, specific confusing behaviors children might exhibit and discuss next steps to create a school environment where all students feel safe and can flourish - rather than fail - in and out of the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

77. ONLINE: Social and Emotional Development in the Classroom, October 5 - November 8, 2020 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 11/8/2020

Location: Online

Social and emotional learning, when embedded in the classroom (and in the school) curriculum, can have many positive student outcomes. It can reduce aggression and emotional distress among students, can increase collaborative classroom interactions, can improve self confidence and can lead to improved student learning. We will examine the five (5) keys to social emotional learning and look at how it translates to the classroom culture and to classroom management. We will view videos, read articles and explore various strategies that will work with our students. We will focus on self and social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision making and how we can apply best practices in our classrooms. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

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

Audience: All

Dates: 10/7/2020 to 11/18/2020

Location: Online Only

In this 15 hour online course, participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation. At the end of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students: develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth; navigate through life's challenges in a positive and constructive manner. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community. Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice.. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning. "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

79. Online: Designing Online Instruction

Audience: All

Dates: 10/7/2020 to 11/18/2020

Location: Online

This 15-hour course, Designing Online Instruction, prepares teachers to design online training modules that address unique target audiences. Course participants will be guided through the process of defining goals and objectives aligned to standards; selecting instructional materials; designing activities and assessments; to create a dynamic online learning experience. Participants will learn how to navigate the development tools in a learning management system (LMS) in order to create and evaluate engaging online learning opportunities. At the completion of this course participants will have created a 5-6 hour module of instruction that is dynamic, engaging and goal-driven.

80. Zoom - How to Successfully Pass the Civil Service Exam - Clerical

Audience: All

Dates: 10/14/2020

Location: Zoom - Online

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This seminar will review the procedures to apply for a Civil Service Exam. Participants will have an opportunity to practice answering sample civil service questions, as well as engage in some discourse around each question, and learn tips to successfully pass the exam. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 10 is required.

81. EDPD 5020.01/The Power of Formative Assessment

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

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 12/10/2020

As a result of this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to formatively assess student learning. "Anyone who has ever played or coached a team sport understands the basic idea that ongoing assessment and adjustment are the keys to improved performance." (McTighe, 2007) In this course, participants will engage in the process of ongoing assessment, feedback, reflection, revision and instruction. Participants will develop what Charlotte Danielson (2006) calls a "Habit of Mind" in which student assessments guide teacher instruction. The book Checking for Understanding by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey will be the guiding text. Course expectations include taking ideas from individual research, small group online discussions and whole group sessions to put ideas into action. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. Required Readings: Fisher, D. and Frey, N. (2014). "Checking for Understanding" (2nd ed.).Thousand Oaks, CA: ASCD.; Schmoker, M. (2006). "Results Now". Thousand Oaks, CA: ASCD. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 532-R01. If you are interested in this course for graduate credit and don't have an account set up with Manhattanville please contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for more info.

82. Virtual - Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Language Learners Who Experience Trauma for SRP's

Audience: For Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals.

Dates: 10/28/2020

Location: Online

Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Language Learners Who Experience Trauma for SRPs - Virtual This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Many of our recently-arrived ELLs present with traumatic stressors most educators have not dealt with before. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. This seminar is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT-ELT.

83. How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture

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

Dates: 11/17/2020 to 1/26/2021

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

84. Zoom - Understanding Diversity: How our Schools Are Changing for SRPs

Audience: All

Dates: 11/18/2020

Location: Zoom

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This seminar is designed to help educate students who will be living in a world of diverse communities. It will promote awareness of global differences while identifying shared values. It encourages the understanding of one's own culture as the doorway to understanding other cultures.This training is designed for SRPs' with 1-4 years of experience. This SRP session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 10 is required.

85. Principles in Action

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

Dates: 11/19/2020 to 2/4/2021

In his inaugural address in January 2009, President Obama talked about the "price and promise of citizenship." In this course, participants will develop lessons, skills and strategies to engage their students in a democratic learning process. Participants will lead their students to deeper understandings of the values of democratic principles set forth by our president; "hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism." Participants will think deeply about American schools and the purpose of education. While we consider larger societal issues, the instructor will facilitate applications from theories and wider issues that participants can utilize directly in their respective classrooms. This class is a call to action; to make our children not only better students, but better citizens. Required Readings: "Beyond Discipline", by Kohn, Aflie, 2006; "The Pact", by Davis, Jenkins & Hunt, 2002. Formerly CMSV CEGE 507-R01.

86. Virtual - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs for SRPs

Audience: For Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals.

Dates: 12/2/2020

Location: Online

Many SRPs work with English Language Learners on a daily basis. The seminar helps SRPs to understand the NYS regulations for identifying and providing services to English Language Learners (ELLs), examine cultural factors that affect instruction for ELLs, and explore strategies for making academic content accessible to ELLs. This seminar is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT-ELT.

87. Zoom - Disability Awareness for SRPs

Audience: All

Dates: 1/13/2021

Location: Zoom

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School related professionals often work with students who are identified as having one of the categories. This seminar will provide participants with a general understanding of the thirteen disability categories and key concepts related to the education of students with disabilities. Participants will experience what it is like to have a disability and learn strategies for improving student learning and behavior. A minimum of 15 is required. This session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT.

88. Zoom - Support for Students with Autism for SRPs

Dates: 1/27/2021

Location: Zoom

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Ending the achievement gap between students with and without disabilities requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar provides evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. A minimum of 15 is required. This session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT.
This 15 hr online course will allow educators the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEL) needs of students. Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. SEL teaching strategies will be naturally infused into the organizational structure of the school, as well as into existing curricular activities. This online course will allow educators to build bridges by acknowledging past accomplishments and validating what is presently working well. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this 15 hour online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to 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. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning. As always, we will be committed to learning, growing and achieving together! This course is in alignment with the NYS SAFE SCHOOL goals and benchmarks.Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning.

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

Audience: All

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 8/18/2021

Location: Online

This online course will allow participants the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to identify, use, understand and manage their emotions and the emotions of others. By developing these competencies participants will:
• reach new heights in being responsible decision makers
• utilize multiple points of view
• be creative problem solvers who make sound, ethical and effective decisions
• explore research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on their professional and personal lives. The skills, competencies, and strategies utilized throughout the coursework are research-based and are aligned with the MSCEIT (Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test Yale University) and the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) Competencies. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning.