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1. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/6/2022 to 12/13/2022

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

2. EDU 5431.01/Student Teaching Seminar

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/7/2022 to 12/14/2022

This course provides full-time supervised/student teaching experience. Supervised/student teachers are expected to synthesize and put into practice knowledge, understandings and professional skills, developed during previous course work and fieldwork experience, in accordance with New York State Learning Standards. Required text: "Planning Effective Instruction”, by Price and Nelson, sixth edition 2019, published by Cengage. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional tuition and fees will be paid directly to Manhattanville. Please follow the dates on service hub or from the course professor. Only start and end dates are listed in MLP/Frontline. Course will run synchronously online on Wed. from 9/7-12/14/22.

3. EDU 5323.01/THE INTEGRATED CURRIC ECE I

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/8/2022 to 12/15/2022

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. For matriculated students only. Additional tuition cost will be incurred. Only start and end dates are listed.

4. EDU 5204.01/Methods of TESOL

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/12/2022 to 12/6/2022

Integrate language learning and theory into classroom practice. Develop instructional techniques and survey materials for promoting the four language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Field experience required. You must be a Manhattanville Non-matriculated student to take this course. Contact Jmurray@rockteach.org for directions. Additional college tuition will be incurred. Note that only start and end dates are listed. Please refer to the Manhattanville calendar or the syllabus for exact meeting dates.

5. GREENBURGH CSD NEW TEACHER INSTITUTE September 22, 2022 - June 8, 2023

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

Audience: All grade levels

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 6/8/2023

Location: TBD

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO NEW TEACHERS IN THE GREENBURGH CSD DATES AND TIMES: 3:30 - 4:30PM September 22, October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 23, April 20, May 11, June 8, ***5 additional hours will be spent on assignments outside of our sessions

6. Hybrid: Edith Winthrop Teacher Center DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Fall Book Club, October 3 - November 18, 2022 (EWTC)

Audience: All staff, teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/3/2022 to 11/18/2022

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This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. 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 launching its second year by reading "Risk. Fail. Rise: A Teacher's Guide to Learning From Mistakes” by Colleen Cruz. As educators, we believe and probably say to our students that mistakes are a natural part of learning. But how much do our curricular choices, teaching methods and student behaviors reflect this? As a learning community, we will become more aware of why we make mistakes as educators, what we can do to avoid unnecessary ones and respond to useful ones. This in turn will help create a classroom that embraces positive risk-taking and productive failure making to create an even more welcoming and affirming environment for all students. 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: October 13th - 4:30 - 6:60 p.m. (Discussion will be on the Introduction, Essay 1 and Essay 2) October 27th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Essay 3, Essay 4 and Essay 5) November 10th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Essay 6, Essay 7 and Mistakes Lessons) All participants are required to do three asynchronous assignments after each live Zoom discussion
Educators naturally understand the value of environmental education for children and adolescents: they see the children that they work with playing in more complex ways outdoors than they do indoors, they listen to children as they learn more about their natural world and begin to change the ways that they think about the environment and their place in it. But, with the growing focus on standards-based learning and assessment, environmental education is often cut from school programming, and children are given less and less time to play outside. How can we push back against this trend? In this workshop, we will discuss the mounting evidence supporting the positive impacts of engagement in the natural environment generally, and environmental education programming specifically, on children's development and well-being. We will also discuss the evidence for significant transformations in children's scientific knowledge, as well as changes in their environmental attitudes and behaviors when they engage in effective environmental education programs. Finally, we will discuss the evidence based on interviews with and observations of children themselves: when asked, children and adolescents across the globe prefer natural areas and engage in more complex levels of play in such settings. ​
Kim Ferguson, Ph.D. is ​Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, Child Development Institute Faculty Advisory Group, and Psychology, Child Development, Art of Teaching & Health Advocacy Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College

This training is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

8. Early Childhood Professional Learning Community 22-23 (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 10/6/2022 to 5/4/2023

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The Lower Hudson Region Early Childhood Professional Learning Community 22-23 (PLC) brings together PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1 educators and support staff to collaborate, build relationships, and prepare children to develop skills necessary for successful transitions in early childhood. The 22-23 PLC will have sessions on Mindfulness, Music and Literacy, Play-based Numeracy Strategies, Science Themes, and more. Each session will explore a topic centered around educating the WHOLE child. PLC members will build a network for sharing support and resources. Jennifer Tuthil will facilitate the Early Childhood PLC. Each session will consist of an invited presenter well versed on the topic and will provide time for participants to collaborate and share resources. The PLC offers the opportunity to earn 8 CTLE hours by completing each one hour session. This PLC is co-sponsored by Nyack Teacher Center And Rockland Teachers' Center.

9. Online: New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, October 10 - 29, 2022(EWTC)

Audience: K-12 Educators in All Areas

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 10/29/2022

Location: Online Only

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This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium members. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC 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.

10. Online: Book Study - Teach Like A Pirate, October 10 - November 20, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: All

Dates: 10/10/2022 to 11/20/2022

Location: ONLINE

In this online course, participants will explore inspirational ideas, practical techniques and innovation in education. Grounded in the work of Dave Burgess and his Teach Like a Pirate system, participants' experiences and readings are designed to set your classroom ablaze with creativity and enhance both teacher and student engagement. It's time to bring the fun back into our classroom teaching and reignite a love of learning for you and your students. Set sail on a sea of adventurous learning activities and get ready to transform your teaching style. Participants will need to purchase the book to participate in this course. Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator (ISBN-13: ‎978-0988217607) PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. In this online book study, participants will learn about the Personal & Authentic Framework which solidifies the "what” and the "how” in creating the types of learning experiences that impact a lifetime. With the learner at the center, and held together by relationships and a culture for learning, the various ways in which teachers can make learning personal and authentic can be amplified. These include: Social-Emotional Learning; Culturally Responsive; Moments of Awe; Relevant & Contextualized; Interests, Passions, & Strengths; Creation & Design; Flexible Pace & Path; and Authentic Feedback. Supports for the process include the spaces in which children learn and the tools in which they use, both of which either amplify or hinder the learner. All participants must purchase the book before the start of the course.

12. Google Docs From the Beginning (10/11/22-10/14/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 10/14/2022

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Many of us use Google Docs regularly in our classrooms but we know just enough about it to get by. This course is designed to start from the beginning and look at Google Docs for basic communications but also as a design tool. During the course, participants will look at the effectively using the Page Layout, Paragraph Styles (Headings and Subheadings), Tabs & Indents, Format Painter, Columns, Bullets & Numbers, Checkboxes, Drop-Down Menus (new feature), Tables & Charts, Explore Tool, Citations, Commenting and other amazing features. This 3 hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date. Course is available 24/7.

13. Immersion Lessons for Non-English Speakers (10/11 - 10/14/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 10/14/2022

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During this online course experience, participants will explore immersion lessons in English and walk away with numerous samples and strategies. 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

14. Grades 3-5 Next Gen Math Uncovered: Explore Key Content and Learning Trajectories, Part 1

Location: Richard P. Connor Elementary School (Richard P. Connor ES, )

Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers, pre-service teachers, teacher assistants and coaches.

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 11/1/2022

The goal of this training is to explore key aspects of the Next Gen Standards, learning trajectories/coherance links, and best instructional practices for grades 3-5. Next Gen Math Uncovered will help new teachers, tenured teachers, and support staff for grades 3-5 dive into the Next Gen Math Standards with confidence. It's a time to explore NYSED coherance links across the standards and connect content to visual models and routines that will enhance instruction in the math classroom. This training is part one of a multiple part training that collectively address curriculum highlights that span the academic year. Facilitated by Lynda Brennan. Cosponsored with Nyack Teacher Center.

15. 21st Century Skills for Teachers - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: New teachers

Dates: 10/11/2022

This seminar is designed to address one of the NYS Teaching Standards priorities by helping teachers understand that knowledge is expanding at a more rapid rate than ever anticipated. Information and communication is changing how we teach and how students learn. Routine skills are no longer the basis for the workplace or the classroom. The seminar will emphasize that to- day's students and teachers must be able to communicate, share, and use information in a number of diverse ways. The seminar explores critical student skills such as using information and solving complex problems relevant to a changing work environment. Technology and problem solving skills will be defined as successful learning and the participants will develop strategies to share those skills with their students. This training is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 15 is required to run the training.
In this course, we will unpack effective and practical executive functioning strategies that can have a positive effect on our students' school experiences. Executive functions control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors like controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning, organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to stressful social situations. Students have the potential to develop executive functioning skills and, by exploring which functions they need, educators can offer support in a variety of different ways. We will address challenges with time management, organization, self control and consequences of impulsive behavior. Through structure, strategies, and classroom support, executive functioning can have a positive effect on student learning and personal growth. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

17. It takes a Village, Impact of SRPs, Developing the Whole Child (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 10/12/2022

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This seminar will explore factors impacting student learning and achievement by identifying ways SRPs can support student learning in and out of the classroom. The seminar will focus on crucial skills need to create a safe, welcoming learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they return home at the end of the day. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

18. The Strawtown Approach to Outdoor Learning for Health and Wellness

Location: Marydell (Upper Nyack, NY)

Audience: K-6 Educators and support staff

Dates: 10/13/2022 to 10/15/2022

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This workshop draws from the best of Strawtown's 20 years of program development in nature, art, and science education. Educators will learn our step-by-step place-based methods for guiding students safely in outdoor settings. While moving beyond the "postcard view” of nature, educators will enter into the natural world through learning activities that invite children to take a deeper look at the beauty and workings of their surroundings. The program will feature a range of short discovery outings that will be matched with related art and science activities that can be conducted either outdoors, or back in the classroom, studio or home. Please note this workshop involves hiking on easy-to-moderate nature trails with uneven terrain. Contact Strawstown Studios regarding accessibility and accommodations.

Participants are required to attend both sessions (Oct 13 Virtual and Oct 15 Marydell Upper Nyack). Dual registration and fees is required. Register with Strawtown Studios at https://strawtownstudio.org/facilitator-training . Strawtown fee is $140 PP.

The training is a offered in conjunction with Strawtown Studios and facilitated by Laurie Seeman and Joanna Dickey.
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, October 23rd. 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, October 23rd from 10:00am - 1:00pm to participate in synchronous Part II of the workshop which will be held via Zoom.
This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. In this book study, participants will examine how they can build resilience and reclaim their peace in and outside of the classroom. We will take a close look at the causes of teacher burnout, as well as remedies to counteract the rigorous demands of the profession. Participants must purchase Sarah Frost's book, The Teacher's Guide to Self-Care; Build Resilience, Avoid Burnout, and Bring a Happier and Healthier You to the Classroom. We will discuss her strategies to become happier and healthier through creating Self Care Calendars, positive affirmations, meditation, and how these, and other strategies, can be applied in and out of the classroom. The Teacher's Guide to Self-Care will help you create the self-care routines you need for a sustainable career, leaving the teacher-martyr complex behind and embrace a lifestyle that includes taking care of yourself, while continuing to make a difference in the world.

21. Cross-Cultural Communication (10/17 - 10/20/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 10/20/2022

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During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs and their families to build a stronger home-school connection. By learning the cultural cues and mannerisms, participants will be able to effectively communicate with students and families as well as create a learning environment that is safe and diverse. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

22. ENL Verbal and Nonverbal Communication (10/17 - 10/20/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 10/20/2022

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Why do we have such a hard time communicating our thoughts back and forth to each other in a way that ensures understanding? During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs both verbally and nonverbally. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

23. EDPD 5040.01/Responding to Literature with Power

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 12/6/2022

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 TEXT(S): Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey. (2013). Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition Paperback. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Kylene Beers and Robert E Probst. (2013). Notice & Note Strategies for Close Reading. New Hampshire: Heinemann. If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit, contact Joleen at jmurray@rockteach.org for more information on registering.

24. Taking Google Docs to the Next Level (10/18/22-10/20/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 10/20/2022

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This course will dig deeper into some of the amazing features that are available in Google Docs that most people overlook, are unaware of, or don't understand. You will have a deeper understanding and be able to use Google Docs more efficiently and productively after taking this course. In this course we will look deeper into formatting options, using graphics, utilizing the document rulers, Bookmarks within a document, the Three Editing Modes, Collaboration Tools, Version History, Voice Typing, Language Conversion, and more. This 3 hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date. Course is available 24/7.

25. Grades K-2 Next Gen Math Uncovered: Explore Key Content and Learning Trajectories, Part 1

Location: Richard P. Connor Elementary School (Richard P. Connor ES, )

Audience: Grades K-2 Teachers, pre-service teachers, teacher assistants and coaches.

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 11/15/2022

The goal of this training is to explore key aspects of the Next Gen Standards, learning trajectories/cohearance links, and best instructional practices for grades K-2. Next Gen Math Uncovered will help new teachers, tenured teachers, and support staff dive into the Next Gen Math Standards with confidence. It's a time to explore NYSED coherence links across the standards and connect content to visual models and routines that will enhance instruction in the math classroom. This training is part one of a multiple part training that collectively address curriculum highlights that span the academic year. Facilitated by Lynda Brennan. Cosponsored with Nyack Teacher Center.

26. You Are Not Alone: Surviving the First Years - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: New Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2022

This seminar is for participants who are new teachers and are looking to work smarter, not harder. School buildings are filled with people who have different skills and expertise. As a new teacher, knowing who to go to for what is useful but sometimes you are hesitant to ask for fear of being a bother. Participants will learn how to make those requests as well as ways to establish positive relationships with all staff- support and educational. Roles within the district will be shared that will assist with choosing the right person to help, as well as guidelines for approaching staff. Tips for surviving the first years will be shared. This training is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 10 is required to run the training.

27. Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching (10/19/22 - 11/30/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 11/30/2022

No two students come to class with the same academic abilities, experiences, and needs. However, all students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, skills and standards. "Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching” is designed to acquaint educators with innovative digital tools to aid in the differentiation of instruction, ensuring academic success for all students. Teachers will learn to enhance curriculum with audio, visual, and interactive learning experiences so that all children can achieve success, regardless of their skills, interests, learning styles and readiness. Teachers will preview and practice a variety of free digital tools, determine which resources are most appropriate for select students, and master the skills necessary to integrate those digital resources into standards-based curriculum. By the conclusion of the course teachers will be able to design or upgrade a unit of study with digital tools to address the learning needs of their students. This 15 hour online course will be delivered by Google Classroom. Participants will be assigned a rockteach email address to participate.

28. Online: Digital Literacy Skills for Online Research (10/19/22-11/30/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 11/30/2022

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.

29. Online: Yogapalooza: Teaching Kids Yoga and Mindfulness with Confidence (10/19/22- 11/30/22)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 11/30/2022


This 15 hour course, which includes implementation and practice, will provide 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

30. Reading & Writing Across All Content Areas (10/19/22-11/30/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 11/30/2022


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

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

31. Teaching ENL Learners Through Engaging Technology (10/19/22 - 11/30/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 11/30/2022

This 15 hour course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English New Language students using a variety of engaging technology. This technology will include tools for personalized ELL learning experiences, gamification, VR/AR to support authentic connections, blondeding learning and E-books. 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.

32. RTC Book Club on 10/19/22 (NOT FOR CTLE OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 10/19/2022

Join us for a discussion of the book Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict. Mikki will lead the discussion on ZOOM. Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 on Zoom. Please register by 10/13 to receive the link on time.
Participants will become acutely aware of the statistical gaps in achievement between different racial groups. The goal is to enlighten educators in the importance of eliminating disparities and realizing the imperative of critically developing cultural proficiency. The group will have candid conversations about race to help educational leaders understand why performance inequity persists and how to guide policy analysis and instructional reform that promote true academic parity. This training will assist educational leaders to examine the achievement gap through the prism of race. Participants must secure a copy of Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools and Beyond by Glenn E. Singleton before the course starts.

34. EDPD 5015.01 - Developing Curricular Goals, Instructional Alignment and Formative Assessments

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

Dates: 10/20/2022 to 12/8/2022

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 principle 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, Carol Ann. (2017). How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, 3rd Edition. Final projects and reflections due via online on Dec. 8, 2022. If you would like to take this course for graduate credit and are not a non-matriculated student with Manhattanville, please email jmurray@rockteach.org for further directions.

35. Hidden Resources for Educators

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

Dates: 10/20/2022 to 12/15/2022

During this course, you will explore numerous resources available to all educators and support staff. You will learn how to use these resource sites to enhance your curriculum, manage classroom time and engage students using a wide variety of ideas and materials. You will also learn techniques for assessment in the classroom. These resources will appeal to diverse learning styles and help generate interest, attention and motivation for your students. These tools will appeal to diverse learning styles and generate interest, attention and motivation for students in this "digital age.” (Formerly CMSV CEGE 552-01)

36. Foundations of Mentoring for Teachers

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teachers with 5 years experience

Dates: 10/22/2022 to 11/19/2022

"Foundations of Mentoring” is a 15 hour course over 3 days online and is for teacher with 5 or more years experience. The model used for the course was developed by the New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Participants will be trained in the mentor-protegé relationship. Participants will understand the stages of adult learning, develop strategies and skills to be effective mentors and gain an understanding of the trust, mutuality, and risk-taking as a mentor. The basic tenets of mentoring can help teachers to not only support new staff members, but develop better collegial relations with team members or grade level partners. Mentors will develop strategies during the training, keep a collaborative log, and keep track of how their work is aligned with the Danielson Framework. Each participant will receive a binder of materials for the course. Faciilitated by Joe Fusaro, Director of Nyack Teacher Center. This training is offered in collaboration with Nyack Teacher Center and East Ramapo Teacher Center and is only open to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts.
The focus on building our students' growth mindset capacity continues to prove to be an important role for educators. Teachers are often aware of the concepts behind mindsets but have not looked at their lessons and teaching techniques in relation to the concept. Teachers in this course will develop methods for reflecting on their current practices and materials in a manner that will assist their students in growing this essential capacity. Present research and best practices will be evaluated and utilized to improve student learning outcomes in the classroom PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

38. ONLINE: Making Math Meaningful and Rigorous, October 24 - December 5, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K - 12

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 12/5/2022

Location: Online

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.

39. Cross-Cultural Communication and Children's Literature (10/24 - 10/27/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 10/27/2022

Why do we have such a hard time communicating our thoughts back and forth to each other in a way that ensures understanding? During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs both verbally and nonverbally. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

40. CR-SE Awareness Series , October 25 - December 13, 2022 (EWTC)

Audience: All

Dates: 10/25/2022 to 12/13/2022

Location: Zoom

This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. As classrooms become increasingly diverse and people awaken to new levels of consciousness, educators around the globe and locally understand the urgent need to develop schools and classrooms that are equitable, and teaching practices that engage and celebrate all students. In New York State, the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) Framework has provided a call to action and calls on educators to engage in ongoing professional learning and support. In this series of 5 workshops, you will expand on your understanding of the CR-SE Framework and unpack aspects of it to grow your equity lens. Each workshop will employ a flipped learning structure in which you will spend at least an hour preparing asynchronously followed by a live two hour Zoom discussion. Two weeks prior to the workshop, you will receive an email with the asynchronous assignments as well as the Zoom link. Workshop Titles and Dates: The Language Behind the CR-SE Framework, Tues. October 25th 4:30-6:30pm Cultural Competency and the CR-SE Framework, Tues. November 1st 4:30-6:30pm Learning Environments and the CR-SE Framework, Tues. November 29th 4:30-6:30pm High Expectations Rigorous Instruction and the CR-SE Framework, Tues. December 6th 4:30-6:30pm Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment and CR-SE Framework, Tues. December 13th 4:30-6:30pm

41. SMALL Book Club on 10/25/22 (NOT FOR CTLE OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 10/25/2022

Join us for a discussion of the book An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon. Candace, our knowledgeable facilitator, will lead us in an interesting and lively discussion. Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00 on Zoom. Please register by 10/20 receive the link on time.

42. Google Forms for Data Collection and Quizzes (10/25/22-10/27/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/25/2022 to 10/27/2022

Google Forms is a powerful tool in the Google Workspaces Suite. This course will teach you how to use a Google Form to collect information from your students, colleagues, and even globally. We will look at different data types as well as reviewing the summary of that data. The course will also look at utilizing the built-in Quizzes feature that can self grade your custom quiz. This 3 hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date. Course is available 24/7.

43. Regional Elementary Math Professional Learning Community 22-23 - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 10/25/2022 to 3/28/2023

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The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators and offer them a place to explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices, and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities, and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide an avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. This Professional Learning Community is a growing community of learners led by Math Specialist Lynda Brennan and developed around Elementary Math and the Math Next Gen Standards. Ongoing professional learning and discussion are built into the PLC. It is not a repeat course.
Objective #1: At the conclusion of this course the participants will better be able to provide meaningful math experiences for K-5 students based on the new generation NYSED curriculum standards. Participants will actively engage students in the math curriculum by incorporating research-based instructional practices that enhance student understanding and outcomes.

Objective #2:The Elementary Math PLC seeks to provide a venue for math educators to collaborate, explore content, and discuss and reflect on instructional practices. Discussions offer participants new views on how to implement the curriculum in ways that positively impact all learners, improve instructional practices and build math rich cultures at the elementary level.
Co-sponsored with Nyack Teacher Center.

44. Social Skills Training Through Music - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Early Childhood and Elementary Educators and Support staff

Dates: 10/26/2022

Music is the perfect activity to help children build social skills. Through dance and movement songs, singalongs, finger plays and prop songs, children can learn about greetings, turn taking, waiting, sharing, personal space and more! Come away with a list of more than 10 songs and activities you can use right away in your classroom. Your students will love learning social skills! NOTE: No music prior skill necessary to use music in your classroom! This training is facilitated by Jeffrey Friedberg MT-BC, LCAT Music For Life Creative Arts Therapy PLLC. This training is geared toward Early Childhood and Elementary Educators and support staff.

In this session we will be discussing the importance of outdoor time for students and how it affects their academics. Outdoor learning helps to increase attention, engagement, and reduce behavior problems in the classroom. Strategies and tips for implementing lessons outside will be shared. We will also be discussing an important book called Last Child in the Woods, which was instrumental in the No Child Left Inside movement, encouraging students to be outside during the school day.

Jennifer Tuthill is a teacher at the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and Certified Yoga Instructor.

Objective: By the end of the session participants will gain knowledge on the importance of outdoor time for students and how it affects their academics.
This training is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

46. Online: Creating Equitable Parent Involvement, October 28 - November 23, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/28/2022 to 11/23/2022

Location: Online

In this online course, we will identify a variety of ways to engage and support family involvement in the classroom. We will examine best practices and incorporate outside experiences to create a safe school environment. While we always have our students and families' best interests at heart, we need to be both authentic and empathetic to the diverse community we serve. Whether parents join us virtually or in person, it is critical that we assess their needs (through a family survey) and examine our own bias to develop an effective support system. Once we have clearly identified their needs, we will discuss the best strategies for the parents of English Language Learners, special education students and for all our students. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a toolbox of strategies that will allow you to support, guide and encourage families to share in your classroom experience. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

47. Home Language and Literacy Development of ELLs (10/31 - 11/3/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/31/2022 to 11/3/2022

Wait List
During this online course experience, participants will explore the importance of home language on literacy development and learn how to foster this language. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.
Digital resources can increase students' motivation, classroom engagement and can be used with a wide variety of learners. In this online course, we will explore digital literacy resources, virtual field trips, interactive museums, and digital tools to enhance classroom instruction. Students will have access to these resources at any time and can set their own pace when working through activities. Teachers, with these digital (paperless) resources in their toolbox, can enhance their lesson plans while, at the same time, give students a chance to be creative and more actively engaged in the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

49. Using Spreadsheets in the Classroom - Google Sheets (11/1/22-11/3/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 11/1/2022 to 11/3/2022

Learn the basic function and operation of Google Sheets. Participants will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how a spreadsheet works and learn some uses that can be applied in their instruction. Participants will learn basic nomenclature, formulas, and charts in this asynchronous class. This 3 hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date. Course is available 24/7.

50. Empowering New Teachers for Success during the Pandemic - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: New teachers

Dates: 11/1/2022

It's been challenging for teachers especially new teachers to navigate through the pandemic. This seminar provides a forum for new teachers to discuss the challenges experienced during the pandemic. Participants will be provided with practical tips and strategies to help them continue to grow as new teachers. This training is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 15 is required to run the program.

51. Establishing Inclusive Classrooms Where Newcomers ELLs Thrive (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 11/2/2022

Newcomer students are recently-arrived immigrants representative of a range of languages, cultures, school experiences, literacy skills, and immigration circum stances. Many speak little or no English and may lack any formal education in their native countries. Guided by Eight Promising Practices, participants will learn ways to create an inclusive classroom for newcomer ELLs with spaces that embrace the voices of linguistically diverse communities and provide pathways for authentic learning opportunities. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

52. Online: Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your Classroom, November 7 - December 19, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/19/2022

Location: Online

A teacher's use of formative assessment techniques is essential in ensuring he or she is meeting the learning targets for a unit. Teachers need to know "who knows what” before moving on. Formative assessment is nothing new - our teachers were administering formative assessments to us when we were in school many years ago. In today's digital world, we are lucky to have so many more tools to assist us in our formative assessments. Teachers in the class will review the research on formative assessment as well as explore dozens of instructional tools that can be used for formative assessments. Teachers will leave this course with concrete and easy to use examples for embedding more formative assessments into their lessons . PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

53. ONLINE: Social and Emotional Development in the Classroom, November 7 - December 19, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/19/2022

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.

54. Online: 21st Century Skills: From your Classroom to the Workplace and College, November 7 - December 19

Audience: Educators Grades K - 12

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/19/2022

Location: Online

The workplace and higher education settings we are preparing our students for is much different than what we as their teachers encountered coming out of high school 10. 20. or 30 years ago.The evolution of technology, collaboration and communication methods has rewritten what it means to be college and career ready in this century. Teachers in this class will look at methods and strategies for increasing the amount of 21st Century workplace and college skills in their classroom. Areas of exploration will include PBL, the flipped classroom, blended learning and digital collaboration and sharing. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

55. Strengthening Home/School Communication (11/7 - 11/10/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 11/10/2022

Wait List
During this online course experience, participants will learn how to build home language connections to increase second language acquisition. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

56. Using Cognates with English Language Learners (11/7 - 11/10/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 11/10/2022

A word is cognate with another if both are derived from the same word in another language. During this online course experience, participants will explore how the use of cognates support English Language Learning and how to explore the effect of false cognates. 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

57. Epilepsy and Seizure First Aid - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo) - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 11/8/2022

Location: Zoom

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This training will address what epilepsy is, discuss treatments, show how to care for a person having a seizure, dispel myths/stigma, and spread awareness. It will consist of a powerpoint presentation, video and class discussion/questions

This training is facilitated by Michelle Quinn of Capabilities Partnership, a non profit organization that services individuals in the lower Hudson Valley who live with TBI, epilepsy and/or other neurological disorders.

58. Developing Virtual Social Learning (SEL) Environments for the Youth (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 11/9/2022

Mindfulness, SEL techniques and skills assist your students to navigate their learning while developing resilience during the advent of COVID-19. This semi nar will provide a forum for educators to share their concerns, while providing an avenue for educators to build their toolbox to help students during these times. The seminar intends to build on your expertise while providing tips to help students succeed emotionally and academically. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

59. EDPD 5025.01 - Taking a Constructivist Approach to Teaching

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

Dates: 11/10/2022 to 12/15/2022

As educators, we expect 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 weekend 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; Gagnon & Collay. (2006). Getting to Got It. Final projects and reflections due via online on Dec. 8, 2022. If you would like to take this course for graduate credit and are not a non-matriculated student with Manhattanville, please email jmurray@rockteach.org for further directions.

Through this interactive session, participants will learn how to determine the natural sources of many of the goods we use daily and how exploring this with students can help them connect to the world around them. Participants will also be introduced to the Rockland Farm Alliance and the online trove of Agriculture in the Classroom lessons that build natural and agricultural literacy while teaching core standards content in the classroom.

This training is facilitated by Jeremiah Best, MSEd, Extension Support Specialist, Educator New York Agriculture in the Classroom, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section and Susan Ferreri, Executive Director, Rockland Farm Alliance. This training is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
This blended hybrid course will provide an introduction to the scientific study of language, with a specific emphasis on areas relevant for TESOL and bilingual education professionals. These areas will include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Topics in linguistics related to issues of first and second language acquisition, and language development and teaching will receive special emphasis. Theoretical and applied linguistic issues will be discussed through the analysis of English language output. If you are interested in taking this course contact jmurray@rockteach.org for more details. Course will run from Nov. 5 through Dec. 20, 2022. Meeting dates are listed in course.

62. Increasing Online Group Collaboration for ENL Students Using Jamboard (11/14 - 11/17/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 11/14/2022 to 11/17/2022

During this course, participants will learn to use and utilize the Google App Jamboard. Jamboard makes learning visible and accessible to all collaborators on the Jam. It is a fantastic tool to boost ENL students' engagement and collaboration in whole and small group learning experiences. 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.
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.

64. Advanced Uses of Spreadsheets in the Classroom- Google Sheets (11/15/22-11/17/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 11/15/2022 to 11/17/2022

Participants will learn more advanced functions and features available in Google Sheets in this asynchronous class. Participants will learn advanced functions and formulas, link data from sheet to sheet, utilize pivot tables, and conditional formatting. Each of these tools will be presented in a way to demonstrate their use in the classroom. Prior knowledge of basic spreadsheet use and functions is highly recommended. This 3 hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date. Course is available 24/7. Dates listed are the start and end date. Course is available 24/7.

65. How to Create a Winning Classroom Culture

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

Dates: 11/15/2022 to 1/17/2023

Based upon the book You Win the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith, participants will learn and apply the "7 C's” to transform classrooms into positive, engaging environments. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to teach students how to: become better communicators, be more empathetic, and become better citizens. As classroom/school leaders, educators will learn ways to connect with students on a whole new level; making classroom cultures nurturing and engaging. Required Readings: "You Win the Locker Room First", by Gordon and Smith (2015). Formerly C.M.S.V. CEGE 590-R01.

66. Understanding English Language Learners

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 11/15/2022

As a teacher, what can you do with students in your class who are learning English? How can you help them succeed? This seminar focuses on understanding the stages of verbal acquisition and identifying variables that influence the language acquisition process for ELLs. Strategies that have been shown to successfully engage ELLs are examined and instructional and assessment accommodations are demonstrated.This training is co-sponsored by NYSUT ELT.

67. Principles in Action: Creating and Sustaining Enduring Principles and Educational Values in Schools and Classrooms

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

Dates: 11/16/2022 to 1/18/2023

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 C.M.S.V. CEGE 507-R01.

68. RTC Book Club on 11/17/22 (NOT FOR CTLE OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 11/17/2022

Join us for a discussion of the book Forest of the Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel. Pat will lead the discussion on ZOOM. THURSDAY, November 17 at 10:00 on Zoom. Please register by 11/2 to receive the link on time.

69. Using Music to Increase Second Language Acquisition(11/28 - 12/1/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 11/28/2022 to 12/1/2022

During this online course experience, participants will explore how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

70. SMALL Book Club on 11/29/22 (NOT FOR CTLE OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 11/29/2022

Join us for a discussion of the book. Book TBD. Candace, our knowledgeable facilitator, Candace, will lead us in an interesting and lively discussion. Tuesday, November 29th at 10:00 on Zoom. Please register by 11/23 to receive the link on time.

71. SIFE Success: Know Your Students and Strategies! - Zoom (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 11/30/2022

"Help! I have a newcomer in my classroom! What should I do?” Teachers can start by taking this founda tional seminar on Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) students and spend time exploring characteristics of SIFE students to better serve their needs in the classroom. During this seminar, participants will learn how to design classroom environments and apply specific strategies that both honor students' backgrounds and support the intense needs of this population in order to foster SIFE success. This seminar also provides a strong knowledge base for future learn ing opportunities on SIFE literacy, differentiation and culturally responsive instruction. This training is provided by NTSUT ELT and facilitated by Carmen Vazqueztell. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.
This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. 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. For the Fall/Winter Edith Winthrop Teacher Center DEI Book Club, we will be reading "So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. In this book, the author "guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.” 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: December 15th - 4:30 - 6:60 p.m. (Discussion will be on the Introduction and Chapters 1 - 5) January 5th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Chapters 6 - 11) January 19th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Chapter 12 - 17) All participants are required to do three asynchronous assignments after each live Zoom discussion

73. Building Bridges Through Student Storytelling (12/5 - 12/8/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 12/5/2022 to 12/8/2022

A wonderful way to build bridges with newcomer students is by having the students share their story. Participants in this course will learn tasks and tools that help students create ways to tell their story and begin to build connections in the 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.
What could you do with an Amazon Alexa if you had one? A TON! During this course, participants will learn how to utilize the Amazon Echo in the classroom. Owning an Echo is not required for this class and participants will still gain complete knowledge of how to incorporate it and have time to resources that best match the needs of 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

75. Customizing Google Slides for Data Collection (12/6/22-12/8/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 12/6/2022 to 12/8/2022

Using the theme builder feature in Google Slides, participants will develop a tool that students can use to collect and organize data, thoughts, and artifacts for any project. This is a unique way to utilize the power of Google Slides.This 3 hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date. Course is available 24/7.

76. Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior in Schools - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 12/6/2022

Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, such as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior,review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection, cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. This course is made possible through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT and a grant from the National Education Association. A minimum of 15 is required for the course to operate.

77. Yogapalooza with Bari Koral: A Magic Wand for Calm - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 12/7/2022


Discover a world of songs and activities that help children with self-regulation, relaxation, and focused attention. Bring powerful mindfulness and kids yoga content into the classroom even if you can't touch your toes! Yoga is for every body. Learn relaxation techniques. You'll leave the training confident and ready to share these amazing tools with your students. Kids yogi and recording artist Bari Koral's presentation includes a self care portion to help you take a big step forward in your own health and happiness - all backed by science.

Bari Koral is a children and family recording artist and kids' yoga educator. Bari passionately seeks to share these tools for health and happiness with others. She has trained thousands of teachers and is at the forefront of introducing and reinforcing the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with young children.
During this online course experience, participants will engage in an introduction to the research proven SIOP Model©. 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.
This workshop will be a day of learning, collaboration, and sharing for teachers and school librarians in the Metro NY region. Jordan Jace, statewide coordinator for Consider the Source New York and Education DirectoKeynote speaker will be Claire Bellerjeau, author of the book, ESPIONAGE AND ENSLAVEMENT IN THE REVOLUTION: THE TRUE STORY OF ROBERT TOWNSEND AND ELIZABETH c.2021r for the NYS Archives Partnership Trust, will facilitate a discussion focused on teaching historical thinking skills through culturally responsive content. Local Social Studies teachers will share lessons they created through the Consider the Source program using primary sources from local repositories. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate and brainstorm lesson ideas around the Seal of Civic Readiness, Regents prep, and scaffolding historical thinking skills for young learners. Keynote speaker will be Claire Bellerjeau, author of the book, ESPIONAGE AND ENSLAVEMENT IN THE REVOLUTION: THE TRUE STORY OF ROBERT TOWNSEND AND ELIZABETH c.2021 Date: Dec. 13, 2022 Time: 9am - 3pm Location: Iona University Lunch will be provided.

80. SIOP Lesson Planning: What the Difference? (12/19 - 12/22/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 12/19/2022 to 12/22/2022

During this online course experience, participants will learn how SIOP lesson planning differs from mainstream classroom planning through exploring the SIOP Planning templates and resources. 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

81. Online BBT - Brain Based Teaching, January 2 - February 13, 2023(WTCI)

Audience: K-12 School Professionals

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online

Course participants will explore how the brain processes, stores, and retrieves information as well as the most effective teaching techniques that support students' learning. In order to ensure that all students achieve their potential, we will examine cutting-edge methods for creating lessons and assessments as well as for modifying instructional strategies. We will discuss a range of learning techniques that can be applied to enhance student mastery of relevant material and explore online materials that can complement and enhance your classroom lessons. At the conclusion of this class, you will have strategies and techniques to capture students' attention, keep it, improve their memory, and improve their test scores. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. In this online book study, participants will learn about the Personal & Authentic Framework which solidifies the "what” and the "how” in creating the types of learning experiences that impact a lifetime. With the learner at the center, and held together by relationships and a culture for learning, the various ways in which teachers can make learning personal and authentic can be amplified. These include: Social-Emotional Learning; Culturally Responsive; Moments of Awe; Relevant & Contextualized; Interests, Passions, & Strengths; Creation & Design; Flexible Pace & Path; and Authentic Feedback. Supports for the process include the spaces in which children learn and the tools in which they use, both of which either amplify or hinder the learner. All participants must purchase the book before the start of the course.
Our country's diversity and demographics have changed what our classrooms look like. We all encounter students that have limited English, and we need to differentiate instruction to meet their needs. In order to meet academic success, this population needs to make linguistic gains in order to begin to master course content. Participants will work with evidence-based practices and instructional intervention strategies to improve language skills for this population. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

84. Online: Addressing Conflict through Restorative Justice Practices, January 2 - February 13, 2023 (WTCI)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K - 12

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online

Restorative justice focuses on mediation and agreement rather than punishment. In the school community, offending students must accept responsibility for harmful actions and make restitution. Teachers who use restorative discipline practices find that classroom behavior improves dramatically. They have better relationships with their students and, therefore, less stress from unresolved conflicts. For the growing number of districts using restorative justice, the programs have helped strengthen school communities, prevent bullying, and reduce student conflicts. The benefits are clear: early-adopting districts have seen drastic reductions in suspension and expulsion rates and students say they are happier and feel safer. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
As our country's demographics shift, the impact is evident in all our classrooms as we are teaching students from across the world. There is great potential for embracing cultures and enhancing instructional activities while bridging cultures between home and school. Course participants will review research-based strategies to better incorporate students from other cultures into the classroom. At the end of this course, you will be empowered to adjust instructional delivery to meet the needs of your classroom's changing demographics and improve educational outcomes for all students. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

86. Online: ELL's Meeting the academic needs of English Language Learners January 2 - February 13, 2023 (WTCI)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K - 12

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online

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.

87. Online: Improving Students Outcomes through Effective Homework, January 2 - February 13, 2023 (WTCI)

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online Only

Homework - the mention of the word makes the student in us tremble! As educators we know that we need to assign homework for various reasons from accountability to curriculum pacing demands. We can leverage our HW policies to improve student learning outcomes. Participants will assess their current HW practices and evaluate the components of an effective HW assignment. Teachers will also develop paperless assignments as well as flipped lessons and HW assignments. This class is appropriate for all K-12 educators. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

88. ONLINE: Managing ADHD and LD in the Classroom, January 2 - February 13, 2023 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/13/2023

Location: Online Only

All teachers have come across a student in their class with either ADHD or a Learning Disability.This course will give teachers an opportunity to examine current research geared towards helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student's performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and, at the conclusion of the course, will have a number of instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Fifty years of research highlight the benefits of engaged families for student success and school improvement. Unfortunately, widespread improvement in how we view and engage with families, particularly for nondominant families (defined as "those impacted by systemic oppression, such as marginalization based on race, class language or immigration status”) have been slow to take shape. However, according to researcher Dr. Karen Mapp, "due to the pandemic, family engagement is finally being recognized as a core strategic component of any intentional effort to provide equitable and excellent educational opportunities for all children.”  This session will examine challenges to equity-based family engagement including deficit-based views of families, suggest practices and approaches to foster meaningful engagement with families, and recommendations for systems change for schools to implement. This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT ELT.

90. Language Acquisition and Learning for the SRPs (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/11/2023

How does language development affect learning? Through exposure to research literature and information on language acquisition theory, you will gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of language and learning. Educators will be guided to reflect on how language development affects instruction and learning in their own classrooms. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

91. Introduction to Storytelling in the Classroom - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/12/2023

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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 workshop will help teachers find, learn and share a folktale and teach students to do the same. The workshop 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.

Pamela Schembri is a Teacher, Library Media Specialist, Digital Literacy Learning Specialist, and Storyteller. She works for the Chappaqua School District.

Participants will engage in a book study utilizing the book, "Write Pray Recover:A Journey To Wellness Through Spiritual Solutions and Self Care” by Wendy Coven-Blanchard. Write Pray Recover offers tools for educators, youth, and families that are imperative for living a life enveloped in wellness, body, mind, and spirit. Through a social-emotional development curriculum, including self awareness, self regulation, building healthy relationships beginning with oneself, and choosing healthy practices that drives wellness, participants will gain understanding of the body/mind connection, and how to use the Write Pray Recover tools to intervene with their physiology in real time. Write Pray Recover offers actionable tools that can be implemented into daily self care practices immediately and effectively in order to be proactive in your mental health and wellness and the students you work with. This book offers healthy choices that promote wellness on a cellular level.

Participants are responsible for securing a copy of the book before the course. The book is available on Amazon, Kindle, and other online stores worldwide, as well as some local libraries.

93. Adjusting Your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, Be Persistent and Persevere - (1/18/23-3/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny) - Virtual

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023

Location: Virtual


Throughout this 15 hour online course participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students:


• develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth


•navigate through life's challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism


•understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set


•contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate 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 the start and end date

94. Best Practices for ENL: The SIOP Model (1/18/23-3/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023

This 15 hour course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English New Language students using The SIOP Model. The SIOP Model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) is a research-based, instructional model that is highly effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners. This course will include an exploration into The SIOP Model components: Lesson Prep, Building Background, Comprehensible Input, Strategies, Interaction, Practice/Application, Lesson Delivery and Review/Evaluation. Participants will learn how the The SIOP Model works and learn strategies to work with students across all content areas. 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.

95. Creating Classroom Culture & Community (1/18/23 - 3/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023

This 15 hour course has been designed for educators and 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.

96. Enhancing Reading Comprehension with Digital Resources (1/18/23 - 3/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023

Have you ever read a book... a short story... a poem and been able to see the characters, know the place, or empathize with the protagonist? Many students haven't had such a memorable reading moment. Many of today's students prefer digital media to literature. To motivate students to read, teachers can connect reading with the digital resources students use every day. There is a wealth of digital resources to connect kids with books. This course provides teachers with the resources to merge digital media and literature and consequently, and to enhance reading comprehension skills. This 15 hour online course will be delivered by Google Classroom. Participants will be assigned a rockteach email address to participate.

97. Online: Yogapalooza: Teaching Kids Yoga and Mindfulness with Confidence (1/18/23- 3/3/23)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 3/2/2023


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

98. Hybrid: Book Study: Last Child in the Woods

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 2/13/2023

Participants will engage in a book study utilizing the book, "Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv. Participants are responsible for securing a copy of the book before the course begins. Children are suffering from nature-deficit disorder and are on screens too much for their young age. Louv argues that American childhood has become overly standardized, overly structured, and overly saturated with technology. Many movements across the country have started around the concept of: "No Child Left Inside.” "The most important goal for our children, in their everyday lives, to experience joy and wonder, sometimes in solitude- for them to create their nature experiences and as they grow up, to expand the boundaries of their exploration.” Outdoor learning helps to increase attention, engagement and reduce behavior problems in the classroom. The book study will focus on the importance of outdoor time for students and how it affects their academics. Participants must secure a copy of the book before the course begins. 9 hours synchronous hours on Zoom plus 6 hours asynchronous

99. Trauma and Resilience - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/24/2023

This introductory seminar provides a forum for educators to discuss what we mean by ‘trauma' and how toxic stress impact development and learning. This session will provide information to help educators learn how to boost students' resilience. This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT ELT.

100. The IEP: Supporting Student Instruction

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/25/2023

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Being a school-related professional today requires many skills to become an integral part of school wide research-based techniques that empower "at risk” students, decrease problem behavior, and improve student achievement in general. When the environment is engaging, the likelihood for success is greatly increased success. In this seminar participants will become familiar with the special education process, terms/ concepts, and learn what is in an IEP and how it impacts an SRPs role in supporting student instruction. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT New Member program. A minimum of 15 is required to run the program.
This FREE course is open to both consortium and non consortium teachers. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. 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. For the Winter/Spring Edith Winthrop Teacher Center DEI Book Club, we will be reading "Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century” edited by Alice Wong. "This anthology of contemporary essays by disabled people gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.” 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: February 16th - 4:30 - 6:60 p.m. (Discussion will be on the Introduction and Part1: Being) March 2nd - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Part 2: Becoming and Part 3: Doing) March 16th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Part 4: Connecting, About the Editor and About the Contributors) All participants are required to do three asynchronous assignments after each live Zoom discussion