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1. Membership meeting on 8/22 at Haverstraw Town Hall

Location: Haverstraw Town Hall (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 8/22/2018

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Join us and learn what's new at the Center. Learn about new programs and connect with friends. Speaker is Bart Roman from PTPC Therapy. Join us on Wednesday, August 22 at 10:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd. Garnerville, NY 10923. Please bring one nonperishable food item to the meeting. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING. BRING YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO THE MEETING!!!

2. Professional Development Mentor Program (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 8/23/2018

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Whether you are currently a mentor teacher or would like to serve in this role in the future, this year-long program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a skilled mentor. We will examine attitudes, skills, and components of a successful program and focus on teacher development, including how to guide, support, and nurture novice teachers. This course is only open to teachers from the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center and the Teacher Center of Central Westchester. There will be three follow-up dates and dates will be determined at the first meeting. YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR EVERY IN-PERSON SESSION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE.

3. SED 573-96/Teaching English as a New Language - Hybrid Course

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

Dates: 8/25/2018 to 9/29/2018

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Examination of methods, materials, and assessment for teaching English as a new language at the elementary (P-6) level. Includes differentiation of instruction for learners of English as a new language at different proficiency levels. Focuses on teaching language modalities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), second language acquisition, and multicultural perspectives. ONLINE: Asynchronous online learning assignments to be scheduled by instructor. Must be matriculated into TESOL:CR-ITI. By registering through the Rockland Teachers' Center, I authorize SUNY New Paltz to finalize my registration and process the payment of tuition and fees associated with this course.

4. Pretty Woman on Broadway

Location: Nederlander Theatre (New York, Ne) [map]

Dates: 8/26/2018

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Pretty Woman: The Musical is the World Premiere stage production featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams (“Summer of ’69,” “Everything I Do”) and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Vivian and Edward are unlikely soulmates who overcome all odds to find each other… and themselves. Experience the moments you love from the movie — and get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way — in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages. Sunday, August 26 at 3:00 pm. We have great front mezz tickets for $137. Registration must be completed by 3/11.

5. Exploring Thinking and Writing for National Board Certification

Audience: NBC Candidates and Advanced (retake) candidates

Dates: 8/27/2018 to 8/28/2018

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NBC requires descriptive, analytical, and reflective thinking and writing. We will analyze component prompts to identify each type to guide your thinking and writing. Then apply this understanding to identify and select strong evidence by reviewing sample excerpts and a video. Join your colleagues for thoughtful discussion about NBC in a collegial supportive setting. Please note that this institute is open only to NBC candidates and Advanced (Re-take) candidates and is limited to 15 participants.

6. Essential Classroom Grades 6-12 (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Grades 6-12

Dates: 8/28/2018 to 8/31/2018

Location: Room 217W

This course is ONLY open to consortium members with PRIORITY to TARRYTOWN TEACHERS first. This course is designed as a guide for the teacher that is interested in utilizing technology to increase student engagement and achievement. By the end of the course, the teacher will be able to utilize technology as a teaching and learning tool, design meaningful learning experiences for students.Throughout this course we will be covering topics that are important to teachers, sessions will focus on the following topics: Google Everything: Docs, Drive, Classroom, Gmail, Chromebooks, WeVideo SmartNotebook 16, Weebly, Chrome apps and extensions, Symbaloo, Remind, Castle Learning

7. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour Certification Workshop

Location: Greenburgh Public Library (Elmsford, NY) - Room 136[map]

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 8/30/2018

Location: Room 136

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, Cyber bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in education settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec 14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. Please be advised that we need to have 8 registrants to run this workshop Please note there will be a lunch break.

8. Loyal to the Crown: British Art at The DePew House

Location: DePew House (Orangetown, NY) [map]

Dates: 8/30/2018

Join our knowledgeable docent for a fascinating exhibit at the DePew House, 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangetown. Loyalist or Patriot? This pressing question vexed our earliest residents. The might and glory of England presented a formidable draw – as is presented through the magnificent collection of art and artifacts from the collector George Way. With paintings, objects and furniture from the 17th century, this impressive exhibit proclaims ‘God save the King!’. Thursday, August 30 at 10:30. Fee is $10/15 nonmembers. Please register by August 16th.

9. Membership from 9/1/18 through 8/31/19

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 9/1/2018

Membership for one year ending August 31, 2019. Membership cannot be prorated. $40 for the year. You may sign up starting in August and your membership will be covered through August 31, 2019.

10. EDU 5000.04/Foundations of Education-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/14/2018

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Online course runs Sept. 4 through December 14, 2018. An introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. If you are not in the program wish to take for graduate credit, please contact Joleen at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

11. EDU 5323.01/The Integrated Curriculum ECE I

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

This on campus course will examine the evolving early childhood curriculum. Focus on the design of curricula that integrate language arts, mathematics, science, instructional and assistive technology, and expressive arts in a holistic framework. Examine numerous research-validated instructional strategies for teaching students with the full range of abilities. Field experience required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

12. EDU 5426.01/Student Teaching/Seminar in Special Education Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

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This on campus course consists of required fieldwork in special education as well as a weekly seminar. The seminar is designed to encourage students to ask questions, discuss issues and share feelings as well as gain further information and skills to enhance their teaching. The focus of student teaching is to help students become reflective teachers who can use self-evaluation to guide their decision-making and problem solving. The final portfolio will be submitted. This course is for matriculated student only. Please follow the dates supplied by webadvisor or the instructor.

13. EDU 5490/Literacy Development in Grades 5-12 - Ind. Study

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

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

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Tracing a bit of history surrounding "the crisis in adolescent literacy" and studying theory and practices of teaching literacy in grades 5-12, we will create an atmosphere that models various methods and exposes them for questioning and analysis. We will consider the topic through disciplinary lenses and from the point of view of literacy professionals, while taking into account unique characteristics of 21st century literacies. We will explore the ways informed literacy pedagogy can help middle and high school students comprehend, recall, deeply consider, write, and represent content area material. Readings and discussions will focus on national reports, standards, professional texts, and scholarly articles that are pertinent to all content areas and acknowledge the differentiated literacy abilities of diverse student populations. Class activities will include (a) hands-on experience with reading and learning strategies, (b) reading and incorporating poetry, fiction, and nonfiction into instruction, (c) scholarly explorations of topics of personal/professional interest, (d) opportunities to create and gather practical, classroom-ready materials, and (e) and lesson development, teaching practice, and self-reflection. This course is open to matriculated students only.

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

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

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

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

15. EED 757-95/Clinical Practices in Literacy Intervention, B-6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

In this capstone course, candidates work in a clinically-rich setting assessing, designing, implementing, and adjusting as needed an intervention plan for students in grades B-6 to demonstrate mastery of program content. The course also provides information as mandated by NYS Education law in instruction students in fire and arson prevention, prevention alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and child abduction prevention. This course meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

16. EED 758-95/Clinical Practices in Literacy Intervention, 5-12

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

In this capstone course, candidates work in a clinically-rich setting assessing, designing, implementing, and adjusting as needed an intervention plan for students in grades 5-12 to demonstrate mastery of program content. The course also provides information as mandated by NYS Education law in instruction students in fire and arson prevention, prevention alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and child abduction prevention. This course meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

17. EDU 5017.01/Foundations of Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

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This is an on campus couse. An introduction to the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of early childhood education including traditional, current and innovative models for early childhood programs. Field experience required. This course is for matriculated students only. Non-matriculated students that wish to take on campus can seek permission. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 for more info. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Please follow dates listed in webadvisor, not mylearningplan.

18. EDU 5452.01/Strategies for Teaching Young

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

This on campus course will focus upon the application of theories of teaching and behavioral guidance to practice in the inclusive early childhood classroom. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts and principles and shown how they may be integrated into the early childhood classroom by the use of specific methods and strategies, including techniques for addressing the needs of English-language learners and children from different cultural settings. Topics include classroom organization, planning, instructional methods, instructional materials, grouping for instruction, teaching style, child guidance , management techniques. Field experience required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

19. EED 760-95/Literacy Leadership and Coaching

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

Within this clinically-rich course, candidates study literacy leadership and adult learning. Practices include leading RTI/assessment meetings, analyzing literacy programs, coaching, responding to policy decisions, writing grants, planning professional development, and establishing learning communities. Prerequisites: EED755 Minimum Grade of B or EED756 Minimum Grade of B) and EED759 Minimum Grade of B. This course meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.
Develop your teaching skills in a full-time, twelve-week, supervised student teaching experience. Fulfill your requirements for New York State initial certification. This course is for matriculated student only. Please follow the dates supplied by webadvisor or the instructor.

21. EDU 5432.08/Student Teaching/Seminar in Childhood and Special Education

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

Dates: 9/5/2018 to 12/12/2018

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Develop your teaching skills in a full-time, twelve-week, supervised student teaching experience. Fulfill your requirements for New York State initial certification. This course is for matriculated student only. Please follow the dates supplied by webadvisor or the instructor.

22. EED 528-95/Literacy and Language Learners

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

Dates: 9/5/2018 to 12/12/2018

Students engage with issues around developing literacy in a second language. Students explore theories of second language acquisition, ways to modify assessment and remediation based on students' first language, and culturally responsive approaches to instruction. This course is open to matriculated New Paltz students only. Contact Amy Mackenzie at mackenza@newpaltz.edu before registering.

23. New Member Reception

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 9/6/2018

If you are a new member who joined us from September 2018 on, you are cordially invited to our reception at our new home, 14 Liberty Square, Stony Point on Thursday, September 6th from 10:00 to 12:00. You will learn how to navigate our online site, (mylearningplan), meet our club leaders and have a chance to ask questions and socialize with some seasoned members. Refreshments will be served. Some spots are available for all other members on a first come first served basis, so sign up ASAP. We look forward to seeing you then.

24. EDU 5088.01/Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/6/2018 to 12/13/2018

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This on campus course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. Required Text: “Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 hours observation. This course is only open to matriculated students. Additional college tuition. Please follow the dates on webadvisor.

25. EDU 5613.01/Writing and Thinking 5-12

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/6/2018 to 12/13/2018

This on campus hybrid course offers the opportunity to develop an understanding of current research related to the teaching of writing and to apply the writing process in teaching writing in the middle or secondary classroom, including topic selection, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing, and publishing. Other topics include responding to and assessing student writing; writing in various genres and about various subjects; motivating students to write; sharing model texts for writers craft as read alouds, including multicultural texts; management of writing workshops; and, consideration of sociocultural and gender perspectives. Additional online hours required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

26. CEGE 508-R01/Teaching and the Change Process

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

Dates: 9/6/2018 to 10/25/2018

Teaching is change; learning is change. Merriam-Webster.com defines change as “to give a different position, course or direction to” and “to make different in some particular manner.” Learning is the ability to “solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well.” (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Teachers, then, facilitate learning experiences by teaching students to think innovatively about change and the problem solving process. Each minute, period, day, month and year, teachers are required to create and sustain changes in their students and their teaching. This change is manifested in such educational terms as curriculum mapping, formative assessment, response to intervention (RTI) and differentiated instruction. In this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to facilitate change in their teaching and in student learning. Participants will learn how to: identify challenges, develop ownership, write SMART goals, craft plans/lessons, facilitate student “buy-in”, and formatively assess student work. This change process will not only assist teachers in developing a “Habit of Mind” but impact student learning in their classrooms in real time. Participants will be expected to apply and reflect upon course material on a weekly basis through on-line correspondence and ongoing communication with other course participants. Required Readings: “Our Iceberg is Melting”, by John Kotter or “Who Moved My Cheese”. by Spencer Johnson. *Final projects and reflections due by Oct. 25, 2018. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

27. Setting Up & Using Google Classroom

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

Dates: 9/6/2018

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Google Classroom is an effective tool for managing and organizing your class assignments and materials. There have been some major improvements made to the platform this summer making it an even better tool for your classroom. Attend this 1.5 hour training to see how classroom could help you and your students organize your work. Spend the last part of the class setting up your classroom with support available as needed.

28. EDU 5427.01/Student Teaching/Seminar in Special Education Childhood

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

Dates: 9/6/2018 to 12/13/2018

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Develop your teaching skills in a full-time, twelve-week, supervised student teaching experience. Fulfill your requirements for New York State initial certification. This course is for matriculated student only. Please follow the dates supplied by webadvisor or the instructor.

29. EDU 5307.01/Observing, Assessing and Understanding Child Development: Birth - Grade 2

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2018 to 12/10/2018

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

30. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2018 to 12/10/2018

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

31. EDU 5393.02/Foundations of Special Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/10/2018 to 12/10/2018

This on campus course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the teacher-candidate more aware of federal and state special education laws which provide for the identification of individuals with disabilities, the process of determining entitlements to special education services, and the models of teaching that provide for educating the child in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the umbrella of IDEA and NCLB. The importance of inclusive education and the use of Response to Intervention (RtI) are also addressed. The course provides an overview of theories, diagnostic procedures, and remedial teaching strategies which address students with the broad spectrum of ELNs including: learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, and low incidence disabilities (deaf/hearing impaired, blind/visually impaired). In addition, the course will address the special needs of ELLs and students from different cultural milieus in accessing the school curriculum. Further, teacher candidates learn about effective practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration with peers, individualizing instruction, and applying interventions to address student and classroom management needs. Fifteen hours of field experience in diverse settings is an integral component of the course in order to assist the course participant in linking the classroom didactic with life experiences in the schools and agencies providing education and intervention. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

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

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

Dates: 9/11/2018 to 11/13/2018

This course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing stratgeies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural persepctive of language acquisition and development, and the ways in which oral language ability supports learning. The influence of culture on language and literacy development will be examined and students will participate in engagements designed to be "associational bridges" (Gee, 2002) that potentially span Discourses. The class format will include lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations. Students will be evaluated on class participation and several assignments and presentations. The course is supported by a BlackBoard page which features links to the materials related to the class, including electronic copies of the syllabus and in-class handouts, links to BB and other websites, and an electronic discussion board as well as course email. We will use this course management tool extensively. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

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

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

Dates: 9/11/2018 to 11/13/2018

This course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing stratgeies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural persepctive of language acquisition and development, and the ways in which oral language ability supports learning. The influence of culture on language and literacy development will be examined and students will participate in engagements designed to be "associational bridges" (Gee, 2002) that potentially span Discourses. The class format will include lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations. Students will be evaluated on class participation and several assignments and presentations. The course is supported by a BlackBoard page which features links to the materials related to the class, including electronic copies of the syllabus and in-class handouts, links to BB and other websites, and an electronic discussion board as well as course email. We will use this course management tool extensively. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

34. EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 9/12/2018 to 11/14/2018

The focus of this course is a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management. Major theories will be examined along with an analysis of the impact of school and student culture on classroom learning and interactions. The organization of the classroom environment will be explored with a focus on how the environment meets the needs of diverse learners. School interventions discussed will include Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS), Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Methods and techniques of effective classroom management will be explored through readings, writing, presentations and small group work. Requires 14 hours of observations. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering for current details to availability. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

35. Chelsea Architecture Tour

Location: 76 House (Tappan, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/13/2018

Join art critic Merrily as she leads us through this great neighborhood. From the celebrated new Whitney Museum to the ambitious Hudson Yards development, Manhattan’s west side is the go-to place for new architecture in the city. On our tour, we’ll check out major new buildings and consider Chelsea’s ever-evolving history as we walk north on and near the High Line looking at: Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum, Frank Gehry’s IAC Building, Jean Nouvel’s 100 Eleventh Ave, Neil Denari’s HL 23 and Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street. The tour ends near Hudson Yards at 30th Street and 10th Ave. Thursday, September 13 at 10:30. Meeting place TBD. Tour fee is $40/50 nonmember. Deadline for registration is August 15th.

36. EDU 5083.04/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 9/13/2018 to 11/8/2018

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

37. Introduction to Google Drive & Docs

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 9/13/2018

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This professional learning opportunity is an introduction to Google Drive and Docs. This session is for those looking for support with the basics of the Google Drive and Docs including: accessing Google Drive, creating a folder (organizing your drive), importing files into Google Drive, creating a document, presentation (Slides), or spreadsheet, naming a file, and sharing a file.

38. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Moodle Training

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY) - Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

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

Dates: 9/13/2018

Location: Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

The STAR Cultural Arts moodle training will include an overview of the moodle, how to use it and the resources it offers. The STAR moodle is a digital platform available to Cultural Arts Coordinators 24-7. Coordinators can use the moodle to find partnering schools/districts for use of the exploratory enrichment COSER. Come learn about the resources and supports available to Cultural Arts Coordinators!

39. Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie @ RCC, SATURDAY @ 8

Location: Rockland Community College (Suffern, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/15/2018

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The joyous, toe-tapping, musical portrait, rich with the words and music of America's great troubadour Woody Guthrie. With songs like This Land is Your Land" and "This Train is Bound for Glory," a talented group of actors/ musicians celebrate Woody's enduring legacy of social consciousness that is still alive today. Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 pm @ RCC Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are deeply discounted at $30 (Regular price is $45). Please register by September 4th.

40. Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie @ RCC, SUNDAY @ 2

Location: Rockland Community College (Suffern, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/16/2018

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The joyous, toe-tapping, musical portrait, rich with the words and music of America's great troubadour Woody Guthrie. With songs like This Land is Your Land" and "This Train is Bound for Glory," a talented group of actors/ musicians celebrate Woody's enduring legacy of social consciousness that is still alive today. Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 pm @ RCC Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are deeply discounted at $30 (regular price is $45). Please register by September 4th.

41. Stretching, Flexibility & Balance Adaptive Class

Location: Haverstraw Town Hall (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 11/12/2018

Join personal trainer, Bob Bieber, as he leads us in balance, stability, flexibility and resistance exercises specifically designed for our age group. Bob is experienced in modifying exercises to individual needs. These exercises can be done in a chair. Handouts will be given so you can continue with these vital exercises at home. Please bring a mat, bands, weights and stability balls to class, if you have them. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Mondays from 10am-11am, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15/ 10/22, 11/5 & 11/12. Fee is $88/98 nonmembers. Once we have a required minimum, individual classes will be available at $15 each.

42. EED 753-95/Workshop in Understanding Literacy Difficulites

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

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 12/17/2018

Following a developmental approach, literacy candidates will explore potential difficulties in the reading and writing acquisition process. Include in-depth analysis of the phonological, orthographic, and morphological structures of English. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

43. CEGE 532-R01/The Power of Formative Assessment

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

Dates: 9/18/2018 to 11/13/2018

As a result of this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to formatively assess student learning. "Anyone who has ever played or coached a team sport understands the basic idea that ongoing assessment and adjustment are the keys to improved performance" (McTighe, 2007). In this course, participants will engage in the process of ongoing assessment, feedback, reflection, revision and instruction. Participants will develop what Charlotte Danielson (2006) calls a "Habit of Mind" in which student assessments guide teacher instruction. The book Checking for Understanding by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey will be the guiding text. Course expectations include taking ideas from individual research, small group online discussions and whole group sessions to put ideas into action. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. The online work and correspondence will be completed on the class wiki page. The link for the course is drgillwiki.wikispaces.com. This portion of the course requires posting on a discussion board. Participants will work towards a final project, creating interconnected lessons and reflections aimed at improving student learning. Participants will provide repository of classroom documents aligned with NYS Learning Standards. Required Readings: “Checking for Understanding”, by Fisher, D. and Frey, N. (2007) and “Results Now”, by Schmoker, Mike (2006). Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

44. 7th Annual "Take a Bite out of Hunger" Fundraiser

Location: Haverstraw Town Hall (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/20/2018

This year we'll raise money for the People to People as we take a bite out of hunger with our lunch menu prepared by you. The event will take place immediately after our meeting on Thursday, September 20th. Our speaker will be Shari Silverstein from The Osteoporosis Clinic at Helen Hayes. A list of food will be available separately. Once you decide on a dish to bring,PLEASE CALL MERRI ROSENBAUM AT 845.368.4829 BY SEPTEMBER 12. Please bring service pieces if your dish requires it. If you are unable to attend, we would appreciate a donation. The program fee of $10 will be donated in its entirety to People to People to help support their mission of feeding the hungry in our community. It is imperative that you sign up by September 6th, since the amount of food needed will depend on the number of participants.

45. Introduction to Google Forms & Quizzes

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

Dates: 9/20/2018

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During this professional learning opportunity, participants will explore the various features and practical classroom use of Google Forms. This session is for anyone looking for support with Google Forms including: planning events, making a survey or poll, creating an online, self-grading quiz, or collecting other information in an easy, streamlined manner.

46. After at Penguin Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 9/21/2018

Wait List
This play is the winner of the Carbonell Award for Best Play. In this timely play, the playwright examines parenting, bullying and the fallout from a school incident. The play follows the journey of two families, before and after, as they pick up the pieces once the news cameras have gone home. Friday, September 21st at 2:00 at Penguin Theater, Stony Point, NY. Tickets are $31.

47. Eagle Sighting Cruise with Lunch

Location: The Winlass Restaurant (Lak Hopatcong, NJ) [map]

Dates: 9/22/2018

Come join us for an awesome autumn cruise on Lake Hopatcong, NJ. We will be joined by photographer Bob Behrent who will help us spot eagles and share his knowledge on them with us. Q&A will follow. There will be a raffle for two canvas prints of the local eagles! Prior to our cruise, enjoy an all inclusive 3-course lunch (including beverages) at The Windlass (45 Nolans Point Park Rd., Lake Hopatcong, NJ) right on the lake. Saturday, September 22nd. Please arrive at the restaurant by 11:45. Following our lunch, we will board the boat right outside the restaurant for the 2-hour cruise from 2pm-4pm. Price of $79 includes cruise, lunch and all gratuities. We have a limited number of seats. Deadline for registration is August 14TH. TRANSPORTATION IS ON YOUR OWN.

48. CEGE 504-R01/Launching a Year Long Literacy Framework

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

Dates: 9/24/2018 to 11/14/2018

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In this course students will understand how to respond to texts powerfully by implementing a yearlong framework that will encompass close reading strategies, the use of double entry journals, and the components of the gradual release model. Students will understand how to scaffold instruction in order to reach all learners. Finally, they will learn how to create multimodal lessons across the curriculum that can be adapted to the needs of their students and enhance the common core state standards. Text book: "Better Learning through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility", 2nd Edition Paperback - December 6, 2013, by Douglas Fisher (Author), Nancy Frey (Author). *Final projects and reflections due by November, 14, 2018. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

49. EDU 5108.03/Childhood Science

Location: James A. Farley Elementary School (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 9/24/2018 to 11/26/2018

This course provides students with the theories and methods of teaching, learning and assessing science and technology in elementary school. It is both practical and theoretical and holds the belief that all teaching methods and practices are rooted in theory. Building on this foundation, students will engage in dialogue, investigation, analysis, and reflection in order to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of science, scientific inquiry and how to develop an elementary school science curriculum. Students are expected to refresh their content knowledge in the physical and biological sciences. This course will also address the move towards Next Generation Science Standards and Practices. Required Texts: Bass, J.E., Contant, T.L. & Carin, A.A. (2009). “Teaching Science as Inquiry”, Boston: Pearson. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering for current details to availability. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

50. How Can We Change the Attitude Gap? - An Online Book Study

Audience: All grade levels

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 10/4/2018

Location: ONLINE ONLY

What is an attitude gap? Do you believe in your students? Do your students have an attitude towards you? Join me in an online book study that will light your educational journey. Participants are responsible for obtaining the book, "Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success" by Baruti Kafele

51. Elementary Math PLC

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

Audience: Elementary School teachers, Math teacher

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 4/30/2019

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades k-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide a venue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Individual sessions may be located/relocated to alternate sites allowing greater participation and regional involvement.

52. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Training

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY) - Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

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

Dates: 9/26/2018

Location: Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

The STAR Cultural Arts training will include a discussion on cultural arts programming, question and answer with Rockland BOCES, networking among cultural arts coordinators throughout the county. Programs to be showcased: Erich Bassler of Little Ivy Academy and Author Eileen Malora "The Big Bad WHAAAAT????"
A Moodle training is scheduled for Sept 13 4:30PM (Separate pre-registration required).

53. All About Opioids: From Heroin to Oxy to Fentanyl

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

Audience: All

Dates: 9/26/2018

Opiate misuse and abuse is a national issue, but it is also a major local issue. Within the last 5 years, Rockland County has faced high death rates due to drug overdoses. Emergency room admissions due to opioids more than doubled from 2010 to 2015, a rate that is higher than the average NYS rate. Let's discuss the origins of opioid chemicals, and find out how they affect the body. Learn why opioids have such a high potential for risky misuse, and later, addiction.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.
Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation.
At the end of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students: develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth; navigate through life’s challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism; and understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community.

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

Location: Acorn Hall (Morristown, NJ)

Dates: 9/27/2018

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Join us on a trip down memory lane as we tour "Iconic Culture - Little Black Dress to Bell Bottoms" at Acorn Hall. View a large selection of fashions from different eras as they reflect the politics and context of the time. Following the fashion exhibit, join our docent for a house tour. Following the tour, enjoy perusing and lunching at one of the many restaurants in this charming town. TRANSPORTATION ON YOUR OWN! Thursday, September 27th at 10:30 at Acorn Hall, 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown, NJ. Fee is $12/20 nonmember. Deadline for registration is September 13th.

56. CEGE 507-R01/Creating and Sustaining Enduring Principles and Educational Values in Schools and Classrooms

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

Dates: 9/27/2018 to 11/15/2018

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) and “The Pact”, by Davis, Jenkins, & Hunt (2002). *Final projects and reflections due by Nov. 15, 2018. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

57. Introduction to Google Sites

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

Dates: 9/27/2018

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During this professional learning opportunity, participants will explore the various features and practical classroom use of the NEW Google Sites. This session is for anyone looking for support with the NEW Google Sites including: creating pages, adding file attachments, inserting information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube), editing pages, collaborative site work and publishing the site.

58. EDU 5032.02/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/29/2018 to 11/3/2018

This on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.
The barriers that occur to learning can not be single-handedly removed. Unfortunately, one such barrier occurs when behaviors are disrupting the learning community. The climate of each school community is different. Therefore, a “one size fits all” approach is not as effective as interventions based on the needs of each school. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. A system focused on creating school-wide, classroom and individual supports improves academic and behavioral results. This course will assist teachers in creating a support system for their classroom that will help to increase behavioral and academic results. This course is appropriate for all regular and special education teachers.
This course will deeply analyze and develop strategies for improving classroom management. All strategies are evidence based and will help teachers improve their management of physical space, instruction, routine development, correcting behavior and issuing consequences. Teachers will develop proactive strategies that will improve student learning outcomes and behavioral outcomes. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers and assistants.

61. ONLINE: The Mindful Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Audience: Grade Level - All

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 10/31/2018

Helping students cultivate affective skills such as perseverance, emotional management, self motivation, and resilience are key to both their emotional well-being and their ability to engage reflectively with ideas and information. When teachers practice and model these skills, they can be more fully present and able to respond to their students' needs. "Studies show that grade school aged children who learn mindfulness and meditation are more focused and resilient," says Sarah McKay, an Oxford University trained neuroscientist and freelance science writer specializing in mind and brain. "It helps settle them down and improves concentration." This in turn allows for optimal student performance. For teachers, this means that in the midst of everything that goes on in a classroom, we remain aware of what's going on inside our minds and bodies, which can help us with our reactions to a situation and choose a kind and compassionate response. While the practice of mindfulness is never a "cure-all," research suggests that it is a powerful foundation upon which teachers can start to build their social-emotional skills and, in turn, improve their teaching. This course examines the historical and scientific research that has been done supporting the practice of mindfulness in education. Through reading, discussion and exercise, participants will explore how mindfulness can be used everyday with in and out of the classroom.

62. Including Social Justice Perspective in the Classroom

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

Dates: 10/1/2018

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

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

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

Audience: K-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 10/2/2018 to 10/30/2018

During this hybrid in-person/online course experience, participants will explore the New York State Science Learning Standards and modify or create lessons and experiences for students that are aligned with the 3 dimensional structure of the standards.
This course is 15 CTLE hours, with two in-person sessions (first and last sessions) and asynchromous work online. All work is due by the last day of the class. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Please note, participants will be able to download their CTLE certificate through their My Learning Plan account AFTER the account has been marked complete.

Course schedule:
Oct 2, Oct 30 (In person) 3 hours each day
Oct 3-29 9 hours

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

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

64. Online: Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom

Dates: 10/3/2018 to 11/13/2018

Location: ONLINE ONLY

Storytelling is an art form which allows people of all ages to connect. Using stories in any classroom will improve student learning by increasing listening comprehension, expanding language patterns and practicing oral communication skills. Additionally, once students learn to tell stories, their prewriting drafts and factual recall will improve. The NCTE supports storytelling in the curriculum with acknowledgement that students can find a reflection of themselves in stories, and that teachers who value storytelling can learn more about students in a unique way. This online course will help teachers find, learn and share a folktale and teach students to do the same. The course will reflect upon the educational importance of storytelling, and provide support and resources to create a lesson plan for classroom use. It is suitable for all content areas, and all grade levels. Required Readings: In addition to 2 educational articles, each participant chooses one folktale to read and retell. Pamela Schembri is school library media specialist with 25 years of teaching experience, a professional storyteller, and children’s author

65. Guided High Line Walking Tour

Location: 76 House (Tappan, NY) [map]

Dates: 10/3/2018

Join us on our High Line tour guided by an experienced guide. Discover New York’s most exciting new park and learn about the history of the Meatpacking District as well as Chelsea and its wonderful market. We’ll show you the unique architecture and cutting- edge art that surrounds the High Line. Wednesday, October 3rd at 10:30. Meeting place TBD. Tour fee is $40/50 nonmember. TRANSPORTATION IS ON YOUR OWN.

66. Resilient Stress Management for Educators

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

Audience: All

Dates: 10/3/2018 to 10/24/2018

Location: Room 105

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

67. Introduction to Google Sheets

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

Dates: 10/3/2018

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Learn to use Google Sheets to collect, analyze, and use data. Learn how to use the various features built into the spreadsheet, as well as using add-ons to complete tasks. Sheets is a great tool to use for a wide variety of tasks. Data collected by using Google Forms is stored in Google Sheets, learning to view and easily manipulate that data.

68. Italian Conversation through Culture

Dates: 10/4/2018 to 1/23/2019

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This course is an introduction to spoken Italian providing practical use of the language with emphasis on oral-aural techniques, leading toward fluency in speaking. The goal of this course is to enhance the development of communicative competence in Italian. The emphasis of this course will be on spoken Italian and understanding written Italian as it pertains to the culture of Italy. Please note: There will be + 1 hour online each week

69. Beginning Mah Jongg - 6 Sessions

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 10/5/2018 to 11/30/2018

Are you new to the game or are you looking to brush up on your rusty skills? Come join us and learn the game that requires skill, luck and laughter. YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT MAH JONGG CARD IN ORDER TO PLAY. To obtain a card, you may call the National Mah Jongg League at 212.246.3052 or online at www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. Fridays from 9:30-11:30 Dates: 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9,& 11/30. Fee is $35. You MUST register by September 15th.
Every day teachers assume leadership roles in their classrooms, schools and district. However, being recognized as a leader can often be a challenge. In this online course, we will explore and share ways to become active participants in Professional Learning Communities, how to write a winning grant, how to engage parents and administrators, and how to become leaders among our peers. At the end of this course, you will have new leadership skills and strategies and a customized plan based on your individual needs and expectations that will take your leadership skills to the next level.

71. American Son starring Kerry Washington – LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

Location: Booth Theater (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 10/14/2018

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“American Son” is written by Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (“A Raisin in the Sun”). The play examines race relations in America with a story of two parents in a Florida police station, following them as they grapple with a crisis involving their son. “American Son” was awarded the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Award for best new play by an emerging playwright. Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 PM at Booth Theater222 W. 45th St. Front Mezz tickets are $140 (regular price is $169+fees). Registration deadline is Monday, August 27th.
We often look at behavior as something that needs to be addressed before instruction can occur. Research shows that with the right instructional tools, we can limit those unwanted behaviors that interrupt the learning process. Educators in this course will examine dozens of research based strategies to address behavior through instruction. Each educator in this course will focus on specific behaviors from their classes and will utilize research based strategies for overcoming these barriers to learning.
English Language Learners are the fastest growing group of students that today’s schools services. This course will assist teachers in developing strategies and skills to understand ELL students’ backgrounds and how to establish and grow strong family relationships. Teachers will develop classroom skills to use in their classrooms and improve instructional outcomes. Teachers will examine belief systems and research based practices for serving diverse cultures and languages in the classroom. Teachers taking this course will analyze and implement methods for ensuring a positive classroom culture and climate.

74. National Board Certification Support

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

Audience: All

Dates: 10/15/2018 to 2/11/2019

This 15-hour course will provide support to candidates pursuing National Board Certification in the 2018-2019 school year. During our sessions, we will unpack the National Board Standards, the Five Core Propositions of the National Board, and work to facilitate the submission of the National Board Components. It will cover the Foundations of the National Board process, preparation for Component One (the exam), building Component 2 (Differentiation for Students), Component 3 (Creating a Fair and Equitable Environment -- the video component), and Component 4 (Identifying and Addressing a Student Need and A Professional Need). We will outline and teach how to approach the forms, written commentary and reflective pieces in each component. Feedback will be provided on written responses, and peer collaboration will be incorporated to engage the cohort in a rich environment of professional collegiality and pedagogical development. A separate writing institute is recommended for candidates in the Spring. The support cohort is funded through the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network.
Join us for a great trip to visit 2 beautifully restored historical homes. Our first stop will be at the home of Mark Twain and his wife Livy who had strong opinions about the design of their home. The family moved in in 1874. Mark Twain and his family enjoyed what the author would later call the happiest and most productive years of his life in their Hartford home. From there, we’ll head to The Chowder Pot where we will have a 3-course lunch on the water. Following lunch, we will visit the beautifully preserved Victorian Gothic cottage, now a National Historic Landmark, where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived for 23 years. Expect a conversational, interactive tour where you can participate along with our guide. Tuesday, October 16. Bus will leave promptly at 8:00 am from The Shops At Nanuet, Upper level, in back by Macy’s and will return at approximately 6:00 pm. Fee of $115/125 nonmember. includes bus, admission, guided tours, 3-course lunch and gratuities. Deadline for registration is September 12th.

76. Utilizing Drones in Education

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

Dates: 10/17/2018 to 10/24/2018

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Drones are quickly becoming part of everyday life. This professional development opportunity will provide participants with the opportunity to get an understanding of how drones can and are being used in education. The ethics, laws, and uses of drones will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience flying a drone with the support and supervision of the instructor. This is a two day course with the first day focused on the laws, ethics, basics of flight, and how drones can be used in education. Day two will focus on developing curricular integration and additional flying opportunities.

77. CEGE 597-R01/Taking a Constructivist Approach to Teaching

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

Dates: 10/18/2018 to 12/6/2018

As educators, we expect students our students to "solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well." (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Participants will analyze the effects of effective teaching upon student performance in relation to the criterion above. This 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. *Final projects and reflections due by Dec. 6, 2018. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.
Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale star in a new play based on the true story of John D'Agata's essay, What Happens There. The Lifespan of a Fact follows Fingal, who has a small job: to fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author D'Agata. But now Fingal has a huge problem: D'Agata made up a lot of his article. What starts professional quickly becomes profane. Sunday, October 28th at 2:00 pm at Studio 54. Front mezz tickets are $112. (regular price is $149+fees). Deadline for registration is Monday, August 27th.

79. CEGE 600-R01/Launching a Yearlong Writing Framework

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

Dates: 10/29/2018 to 12/19/2018

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In this course students will understand how to teach, construct and enhance written 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. *Final projects and reflections due by December 19, 2018. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts. 15 hours, CTLE< inservice, or professional learning. Social Work CEUs available through Rockland BOCES for $25 fee.

81. ONLINE: Teens and Technology

Audience: All

Dates: 11/7/2018 to 12/19/2018

Location: ONLINE ONLY

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Teens love Instagram and Snapchat, and iPhones are requisite technology. This technology has changed the way that teens learn and interact. Teens listen in sound bytes and can access virtually any fact simply by thinking about the 'right' descriptors. How can educators who struggle to use power point communicate information to today's teens in a way that's engaging from them and not overwhelming for us? Interactions on Facebook or through Skype have also replaced hanging out after school, and creating an online persona provides teens with a new means of exploring their identity. While these sites broaden teens' social horizons, they may also thrust them into social situations beyond their maturity level. How do we help teens navigate these technologies? In this online course, we will explore teen's dependence on technology from a developmental perspective, focusing on how teens attend to and process information and why interacting in a virtual space is likely to be so attractive to them. We will explore ways of incorporating technology into the classroom in a reasonable and informed way, as well as how to communicate guidelines for safe and appropriate use.
Participants will develop a thorough understanding of instructional strategies that meet the needs of all learners. Participants will work collaboratively to develop strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." This quote from Carol Ann Tomlinson will serve as a guiding principal of the course. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of all students. Specifically, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Participants will develop the "big ideas" associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction), and product (assessment). *Final projects and reflections due by Dec. 27, 2018. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

83. Online Managing ADHD and LD in the Classroom

Dates: 11/12/2018 to 12/17/2018

Location: Online

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There is no teacher that hasn’t come across a student in their class with ADHD or a Learning Disability. This course will allow teachers to examine current research geared at 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 be made aware of basic instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms

84. Online: Character Education (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Dates: 11/12/2018 to 12/17/2018

Location: Online

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Character education provides guidance for youth to understand their abilities, to strive to reach their fullest potential, to care for others and enables all youth positive self-development. Schools can foster this development in and out of the classroom by focusing on intellectual, social, emotional, and ethical character in students. Implementing character development programs that focus on these needs give students the optimal chance at success. Character education is a primary prevention tool used to promote positive youth development, academic achievement, and character development.

85. The Cher Show on Broadway

Location: Neil Simon Theatre (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 11/17/2018

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Cher's life story is brought to the stage in this new musical featuring her beloved chart-topping hits. Its talent packed singers wear costumes by legendary costume designer Bob Mackie. The show is based on the life of Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman, or, as her friends call her, Cher! The legend who’s done it all, still scared to walk on stage. The wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. The woman, looking for love. The ultimate survivor, chasing her dream. They’re all here, dressed to kill. Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 pm at the Neil Simon Theater, 250 W. 52nd St. Front Mezz tickets are $129. Please register by July 12th.

86. To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway

Location: Shubert Theater (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 11/28/2018

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Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning American classic To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Jeff Daniels, comes to Broadway in a new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin, Directed by Bartlett Sher. Inspired by Lee’s own childhood in Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of Atticus Finch, based on Lee’s own father. The character of Scout, based on herself, has come to define youthful innocence – and its inevitable loss – for generation after generation of readers around the world. Wednesday, November 28 at 1:00 pm at the Shubert Theater, 225 W. 44th St. Front mezz tickets are $145. Limited number of tickets are available. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 26TH.
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.
English Language Learners (ELLs) need to have access to K-12 curriculum and be able to achieve the same level of success as their english speaking counterparts. This course prepares teachers to effectively understand ELLs’ backgrounds and to differentiate their instructional approach. By providing the skills to differentiate their instruction through multiple modalities, this course gives a practical, classroom ready application of new learning to improve instructional practice. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education teachers.

89. Resilient Stress Management for Educators

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

Audience: All

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

Location: Room 105

Participants in the Resilient Stress Management for Educators course (formerly known as Resilience Fitness Training for Educators) will learn how to harness stress. Participants will be shown how current approaches favor only managing stress without directly attending to the energy (Adaptive Energy Qi) that managing stress requires. Participants will experience the Resilient Stress Management™ toolset which puts Energy Before Effort™. Participants will learn and practice breathing techniques and movements (That are rooted in Chinese martial arts and medicine) which restore A.E.Q.™. Energy to fuel inspired educating; where teachers are at their best and build more energy as they teach. We will also explore how the A.E.Q. ™ of the teacher affects the student and the class A.E.Q.™ and visa versa. The session will culminate by outlining strategies for increasing energy awareness and efficiency in the classroom while decreasing energy drain and decay. 12 hours contact / 3 hours online.
This online course will allow educators and support staff the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEAL) needs of students. Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. Social Work CEUs available through Rockland BOCES for $25 Fee.
This fun and engaging course offered by a Google Certified Educator, is designed to provide information and examples of various Google tools available to enhance the learning experiences of different learners. Participants will explore Google Earth, Google Docs (collaborative presentations, spreadsheets, documents and forms) Google Apps and Google SketchUp. Examples of how these tools can be integrated with different subject areas that are aligned to national and NYS standards will be shared. To complete this course, participants will create online collaborative materials, mini project and develop a plan to implement Google tools into their curriculum to promote learning in a 21st century environment. Participation in discussions, sharing of ideas and feedback is important, enlightening and promotes professional growth. Grade Level K-12.. NYS.

92. CEGE 690-R01/Cultural Immersion Experience in Italy

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

Dates: 3/26/2019 to 5/5/2019

This course coincides with an 8-day, cultural immersion experience through parts of Italy. Venice, Rome, and Florence will be explored as well as other areas. Participants in the course will gather and generate materials that can be used in their classroom, based upon their content area. During the trip, participants will journal/blog about their experience, sharing the insights they gain and reflecting upon others. Bring your cameras and your GoPros to document your experience! For more information about the trip go to https://goo.gl/9e3i2o. The course will meet on March 26, 2019, prior to the trip, where course expectations will be discussed and participants will become familiar with the blogging tool that will be used. Additional online work from April 19 through May 5, 2019. Participants will blog during the trip and then there will be an additional online session after the trip to finalize the materials, complete evaluations, and finalize other course requirements.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi. Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation. At the end of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students: develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth; navigate through life’s challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism; and understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community.

94. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Training

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY) - Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

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

Dates: 6/3/2019

Location: Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

The STAR Cultural Arts training will include a discussion on cultural arts programming, question and answer with Rockland BOCES, networking among cultural arts coordinators throughout the county. Programs to be showcased: TBA