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1. Chelsea Gallery Tour with Art Critique Merrily

Location: RocklandTeachers' Center Intitute (Haverstraw, NY) [map]

Dates: 4/26/2018

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Join art critic and professional guide Merrily Kerr on a visit to the most talked about exhibitions of the moment on a walking tour of the Chelsea galleries in New York’s international art hub. Exhibitions change every five to six weeks, so there is always something new to see and each tour has its own dynamic. Our itinerary will include a range of galleries offering an energizing mix of artwork in different media. At each venue, Merrily will give information on the galleries and artists, and we’ll discuss the artwork on display. Questions and conversation are encouraged! Thursday, April 26 from 10:30 to 12:30. Meeting place TBD. Fee of $40/50 nonmember includes guide. Lunch is on your own. Restaurant list will be supplied. This tour is limited to 15 people. Please register by March 119.

2. Supporting Students with Brain Injury

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

Dates: 4/26/2018

Location: Rockland BOCES, Building 10 PDC, 65 Parrott Road,

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Problems seen in children subsequent to brain injury may include deficits in attention and concentration, memory, organizational skills, executive functioning, changes in behavior, social skills and emotional control. These can present significant challenges for school personnel.

The goals of the training are to:
Provide an overview of brain injury in all children, not just student athletes

Assist school staff in recognizing the signs & symptoms of brain injury

Help school staff respond appropriately & assist with the student's recovery process using a team approach (The REAP Protocol)

Identify teaching strategies/classroom accommodations that can assist with the student's recovery

Identify FREE resources available to children, their families and school personnel, including the statewide FACTS program

This training is conducted by Margo B. Singer, CBIS, Brain Injury Association of NYS Training Coordinator
Approved for Social Work CEUs. Certificates provided by the trainer. A minimum of 20 is required.

3. Mah Jong - an 8-week session

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

Dates: 4/27/2018 to 7/6/2018

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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. All sessions will be held at Haverstraw Town Hall. Fee is $40/50 nonmember. Friday dates from 9:30-11:30 are as follows: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/29, & 7/6 . Please register by April 15th. $40/50 nonmember

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

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY) - Room 136

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 4/28/2018

Location: Room 136

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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.

5. MAT 403 How Much Paint Should We Buy?

Dates: 4/30/2018 to 6/15/2018

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In this online course, we will use concepts from geometry and calculus to determine the amount of paint needed to cover a given surface. We will explore limits and methods of approximation that students can apply to finding the surface area of a variety of both regular and irregular shapes and solids.

6. ONLINE: Digital Citizenship in Schools (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 4/30/2018 to 5/31/2018

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As more and more students and teachers use the Internet to interact digitally, we need to provide our students with guidelines and accountability. According to TeachThought, "A decent definition of Digital citizenship might be self monitored participation that reflects conscious interdependence with all (visible and less visible) community members." Being responsible for your digital footprint needs to be taught to students in the early grades. In this course, we will explore Common Sense Media's Digital Citizen Scope and Sequence as we define digital citizenship, create lesson plans around Internet safety, cyber-bullying, and privacy and security.

7. Online: Evaluating Resources for ELLs - #413

Dates: 4/30/2018 to 5/3/2018

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During this online course experience, participants will learn how to evaluate authentic ENL materials based on guidelines such as: culturally responsiveness, age-appropriateness, linguistic accessibility, and diverse adaptations. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. However, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, so you may plan your time to complete the course 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. MLP admin marks course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

8. Special Insider Tour of Boscobel with Tea

Location: Boscobel Restoration (Garrison, NY) [map]

Dates: 4/30/2018

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Join us for a special Open Doors Open Drawers tour of Boscobel. In the company of an expert guide, you will peek into private spaces, from ingeniously designed compartments in fine furniture to passageways most often used by servants. Boscobel is home to one of the nation’s leading collections of furniture and decorative arts from the Federal period. Following the tour, you will be treated to tea sandwiches, pastries and an assortment of teas in the Thompson Room. Finally, no trip to Boscobel is complete without a visit to the newly refurbished gift shop offering unique gifts and books. Monday, April 30 at 10:30. Fee for tour and tea is $39/49 nonmember. Registration must be completed by April 11.
In this online course, teachers will exchange classroom ideas, information about free resource links, technology shortcuts and tips, post photos of new classroom trends and create polls and surveys. The course instructor will model the platforms that are available in the Private Facebook Online Group feature. Each participant will be required to post and share by researching the ideas in the online PLC format. Some of the resources we will examine include: professional articles from ASCD, ISTE and NYSCATE, www.code.org, and www.teachersfirst.com. Through the PLC format, teachers will be able to work in real time and get useful comments from their colleagues. This will be an opportunity for teachers to explore, discuss and research their craft with other professionals. The participants will be asked to post a minimum of 10 innovative educational ideas and provide feedback on other participant's posts that they can refer back to throughout the year. This Professional Learning Community will be a resource for teachers to revisit throughout the school year.

10. LGBTQ 101: Cultural Inclusivity Training

Audience: All

Dates: 5/1/2018 to 5/10/2018

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The 5 hour course covers an introductory “101” on gender identity/expression and sexual orientation, an overview of disparities in educational outcomes/experiences for LGBTQ youth, and an opportunity for discussion, allowing staff to identify areas where adjustments may need to be made. Follow-up discussions help to identify disparities in positive school experiences, gather demographics of those accessing support services and implement best practices to be modeled by other educational institutions throughout the county and beyond.
Basic Topics covered in training:

Caring for LGBTQ youth

Definitions & Self Reflection

Rethinking Sex & Gender

Communication

LGBTQ Youth – Disparities in Educational Outcomes

Intersectionality

Local & National Resources
Format will include video, articles and discussion. This introductory course is conducted by Rockland County Pride Center staff and highly-qualified volunteer trainers. The instructors, who are representative of the LGBTQ community, are utilized for this course, adding personal experience. This training is part of a Social Justice and Cultural Inclusivity series.
Children and adolescents who witness domestic violence and abuse are at an increased risk of experiencing emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and developing emotional and problematic behaviors. In this five hour course, we will explore a number of positive and timely interventions that can mitigate these effects and can be tailored to the individual needs of the child or adolescent. We will also explore the experiences of victims and survivors and identify ways to help them and their family members. We will examine the resources available to educators and support staff to identify and assist the students in need.

12. Online: K-5 Digital Citizenship

Dates: 5/2/2018 to 6/13/2018

Location: Online Only

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Our K-5 students’ exposure to technology is at a pace that we as teachers have never experienced. While we continue to prepare our students on how to use technology in an effective and collaborative manner, we also need to teach our students how to use and interact with technology in a fun and safe way. This is where digital citizenship becomes paramount as several of our school districts continue to increase student access to technology. Trying to find effective and relevant resources to teach digital citizenship can sometimes be overwhelming. In this 15 hour K-5 Digital Citizenship online course we will review Common Sense Media and Google’s Be Internet Awesome programs/curriculums, including exploring lessons and activities. We will create ways to integrate parts of each Digital Citizenship program within K-5 curriculum and expose teachers to new instructional technology tools and strategies to make teaching and learning interactive and impactful for their students.. Required Materials and Resources - Google Suite for Education Account (Preferred over personal gmail account) - Home internet access - Chrome web browser - Common Sense Media -Google’s Be Internet Awesome

13. Next Generation English Language Arts Standards: Preparing Students for Lifelong Learning

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 5/2/2018 to 5/29/2018

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Using the 5E (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate) model of critical thinking and inquiry, participants will seek to answer the question: “What does a new set of standards in the context of today’s literacy demands mean for teaching and learning ? Throughout this blended, 15-hour course, participants will interact with relevant resources and information that will lead from awareness of the NGELA Learning Standards to the design and implementation of units that engage and empower all students! The 15-hour course will follow a blended structure of synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Syllabus available on request. May 9, 16, 23 GooglePlus (9hours)/ May 2, 29 RTC South (6 hours)

14. Resilience Fitness Training for Educators

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

Dates: 5/2/2018 to 5/23/2018

Location: Room 105 NRHS

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This course will develop methods and strategies that inspire and utilize resilience fitness as a tool to enhance physical, emotional and mental abilities and talents. The ultimate goal is to improve the learning environment and to maximize the talents of the teacher and their students. Learning the principles of Resilience Fitness Training will enhance the educator’s ability to handle all the emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues confronting the modern day professional. 12 hours contact / 3 hours online.

15. Poverty Simulation Experience

Audience: All

Dates: 5/3/2018

Poverty--We know the word but do we truly understand what it means? How does living in poverty affect people? Why do we need to know? How will this knowledge impact how we engage in the world and the students we serve? Families and individuals living in poverty face multiple challenges every day including: how to pay for food to feed their children, transportation and medicine. This simulation will bridge the gap from misconception to understanding. It will allow participants to assume the roles of up to 26 different families facing a variety of obstacles including homelessness, unemployment and suddenly facing the responsibility of raising grandchildren. This experience will mean different things to different participants. For educators, it can help them understand some of the complex issues their students and parents deal with on a daily basis. Poverty and hunger can lead to increased emotional and financial stress, increased risk of illness, and poor school performance. For local leaders, it can help them create programs and initiatives that will effectively address the issues facing those in their community. Poverty is not a stand alone issue- understanding it will inspire a commitment to making a positive difference. This three hour session will include an introduction, the simulation and a debrief.

16. Poverty and its Effect on Learning for SRPs

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

Dates: 5/3/2018

Location: Building 10PDC

This seminar explores the effects of poverty and other socioeconomic issues, on student learning. Focus will be centered on six types of poverty: generational, situational, absolute, relative, urban and rural. The training will engage participants in various activities that will assist them in understanding how to effectively work with students from low socioeconomic status. During the program participants will discuss and examine how poverty affects learning, the importance of building relationships, connecting with the community, and creating a classroom environment that promotes learning through research-based practices. This training is offered through a collaboration of RTC and NYSUT ELT.

17. EDU 5130/Classroom Management for Special Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/5/2018 to 5/15/2018

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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. This course is for matriculated students only.
During this online course experience, participants will learn English language strategy games that increase language acquisition. Participants with explore the benefits of these ENL strategy games and learn how to adapt in their personal teaching or classroom. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. However, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, so you may plan your time to complete the course 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. MLP admin marks course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

19. Using the Charlotte Danielson Framework to Create a Digital Portfolio (Offered by Westchester TC Institute))

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY)

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/7/2018 to 5/11/2018

This course is designed to help probationary teachers build an electronic portfolio with an emphasis on Charlotte Danielson's Four Domains. Students will be able to define the components of a teaching portfolio and understand the importance of keeping and maintaining a professional teaching portfolio. Special attention to developing a teaching philosophy and crafting a tenure reflection based on the Four Domains will be key aspects of this course. This course will also give students a variety of avenues to find the perfect web development platform for their future eFolio. A portion of the course work will be completed outside of the scheduled class times and then shared and revised during the following sessions.

20. Disability Awareness for SRPs

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

Dates: 5/7/2018

Location: Building 10PDC

SRPs often work with students who are identified as having one of the categories. This seminar will provide participants with a general understanding of the thirteen disability categories and key concepts related to the education of students with disabilities. Participants will experience what it is like to have a disability and learn strategies for improving student learning and behavior. This training is offered through a collaboration of RTC and NYSUT ELT and made possible through funding from the NYS Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Fund. A minimum of 15 is required to run the training.

21. Book Club 5/9/18 at KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY - NOTE DATE CHANGE

Location: King's Daughters Library (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 5/9/2018

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This month's selection is Lion by Saroo Brierley. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, May 9TH at 10:30 am at King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9298 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY.

22. Online: Building Academic Strategies (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 5/14/2018 to 6/14/2018

Participants in this online course will examine various strategies to develop their students’ academic vocabulary. "Students constantly build the vocabulary they need to access grade level complex texts. By focusing strategically on comprehension of pivotal and commonly found words (such as "discourse," generation," theory," and "principled,") and less on esoteric literary terms (such as "onomatopoeia" or "homonym"), teachers constantly build students' ability to access more complex texts across the content areas (www.engageny.com). We will use teaching strategies for vocabulary development that can be used throughout the curriculum and we will integrate technology. At the end of the course, you will have lessons plans and activities to use in your classroom to enhance vocabulary instruction.

23. Online: ENL Strategies that Work - #415

Dates: 5/14/2018 to 5/17/2018

During this online course experience, participants will explore and learn best practices for working with ELLs. These strategies will include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. However, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, so you may plan your time to complete the course 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. MLP admin marks course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

24. National Board Certification (NBC) Awareness Session

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

Dates: 5/14/2018

Learn about the process, funding incentives, and the timeline to become a National Board Certified teacher. Teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met high standards through study, expert evaluation, self-assessment, and peer review. Join us for this free informative session.

25. Racial Justice Issues for Teachers

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

Dates: 5/14/2018 to 5/21/2018

Location: Building 10 PDC

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In this five-hour introductory program, participants will be presented a perspective about racism in the United States of America, that is based on the teaching of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond and delivered in their highly recognized 2½ day Undoing Racism Workshop. Based on this perspective, participants will define racism and explore a range of manifestations and outcomes, as they are experienced in elementary, middle and high schools. Teachers will then develop arrange of concrete responses to address the status quo in their classrooms and school buildings. Through this workshop experience, participants will recognize that, unlike some other subjects, seriously addressing racism requires courage, commitment and a willingness to be involved for the long run. Format will include video, articles and discussion. Phyllis B. Frank is the Senior Director at VCS, Inc. This training is part of Social Justice and Cultural Inclusivity series.

26. Techniques of Living History

Location: Living History Education Foundation (Buchanan, NY)

Audience: Middle School/High School

Dates: 5/16/2018

This training provides a step by step method to developing a Living History program. Teachers will be given guided instruction to develop their own program based on the period of history they choose to peruse. Character-based and experiential learning will be modeled and applied. Teachers will learn a wide variety of hands-on skills to help them bring history alive for their students as they experience a day in the life of a Civil War Soldier. The program starts at the Living History Education Foundation, 11 Lake Drive, Buchanan, NY and includes a visit to the West Point Military Museum. Participants are responsible for transportation to the starting point and to sites throughout the day. Collegial lunch with application discussion. Lunch not included. Bring a bagged lunch and snacks. This experiential learning professional development program is provided by the Living History Education Foundation

27. Anniversary Fashion Show Luncheon

Location: The Old Tappan Manor (Old Tappan, NJ) [map]

Dates: 5/16/2018

Join us as we celebrate our 14th anniversary with a fabulous lunch at the elegant Old Tappan Manor (137 Orangeburg Rd. Old Tappan, NJ, 201.768.3292). Menu (TBD) will include wine. Enjoy viewing a spring fashion collection, jewelry and accessories modeled by our own members. Raffles, gifts & fun. A select number of new and old vendors will be there for your shopping pleasure. Wednesday, May 16 at 12:00 pm. $50/60 nonmember
Participants will access, develop and utilize reading comprehension strategies that will actively engage their students in the learning process. Participants will have the opportunity to develop, implement and discuss instructional strategies to improve the literacy development of students within all classrooms. Participants will learn effective strategies to improve students' acquisition of competencies in listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, written expression (i.e. mechanics, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and editing skills). Participants will access the information and tools necessary to focus student learning through reading and writing across the curriculum. Teachers involved in this course will have the chance to reflect, discuss, and implement strategies to improve understanding of nonfiction text. More specifically, participants will develop strategies to improve their students' writing skills in any type of classroom setting. 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. *Reflections and final projects due via online by June 30, 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.

29. Relativity at Penguin Playhouse

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 5/18/2018

Come and join us for this humorous story about the bonds of family and the cost of genius. In 1902, Albert Einstein had a daughter. Two years later she disappeared and never mentioned again, In 1948 a reporter confronts Einstein about his past and discovers that not everything adds up. Friday, May 18 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $31.

30. Informational Workshop on National Board Certification for Teachers and Counselors

Audience: Teachers and Counselors

Dates: 5/18/2018

Location: Roosevelt High School - Library

This informational workshop will outline the process of obtaining certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The workshop will present information and resources about certification areas, eligibility, financial assistance, and collegial support.
During this online course experience, participants will learn the importance of vocabulary instruction when working with ELL students. They will also learn to frequently assess vocabulary to guide instruction. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. However, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, so you may plan your time to complete the course 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. MLP admin marks course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

32. West Point Foundry & Hello Dolly 50th Anniversary Museum Tour

Location: Putnam History Museum (Coldspring, NY) [map]

Dates: 5/22/2018

You are in for a very special treat as we first take a guided tour of the Foundry, which is now a great place to escape to while connecting with the Hudson Highlands' past and its diverse wildlife. Established in 1818 to supply the U.S. government with artillery, the foundry ironworks employed hundreds of workers who produced some of America's first steam engines, locomotives and ironclad ships, as well as pipes for New York City's water system and Parrott guns, cannons credited with winning the Civil War. Today trails follow old rail beds and pass extensive remains of the casting house, boring mill and other essential foundry structures that led to the preserve's inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Exciting new interpretive features—including a full-scale sculptural model of the 36-foot water wheel that powered the boring mill—tell the story of the 87-acre site's contributions to America's Industrial Revolution and the Civil War. The guided tour takes about an hour and is shaded. Next, we visit the Putnam History Museum where we will be treated to an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the filming of Hello Dolly! in Philipstown. On display, you will view historical photographs, set designs, and memorabilia that celebrate this occasion. Meet at the Putnam History Museum, 63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring, NY. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. After the guided tour, enjoy lunch on your own at the many lovely restaurants in Cold Spring. Tuesday, May 22 from 10:30-12:30. $23/$33 nonmember. Registration must be completed by April 10th

33. CLEP

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 5/22/2018

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Testing site is located at RTC South Tappan Zee Education Center 561 Route 9W Piermont, NY 10968 Piermont, NY; RTCI registration fee is $35; CLEP registration fee is $80 paid at time of CLEP registration; Limit is one test per testing session; Go to http://clep.collegeboard.org/started to register with CLEP and receive an entrance ticket; Bring entrance ticket and government issued photo ID on day of testing (ex: Driver's License, Passport); For testing information contact Donna Rodriguez at drodriguez@rockteach.org or phone 845.553.9514. The following tests are available: American Government; History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877;History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present; Human Growth and Development; Introduction to Educational Psychology; Introductory Psychology; Introductory Sociology; Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Social Sciences and History; Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648; Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present; American Literature; Analyzing and Interpreting Literature; College Composition; College Composition Modular; English Literature; Humanities; Biology; Calculus; Chemistry; College Algebra; College Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Pre-calculus; Financial Accounting; Information Systems and Computer Applications; Introductory Business Law; Principles of Management; Principles of Marketing; French Language (Levels 1 and 2); German Language (Levels 1 and 2); Spanish Language (Levels 1 and

34. EED 759-96/Workshop in Action Reserach for Literacy Leaders

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/23/2018 to 6/27/2018

In this online course candidates develop a critical stance toward historically shared knowledge in literacy education. Candidates learn about the critical role of action research in professional learning communities and develop an action research project for their capstone clinical experience. This course is for matriculated student only. Runs May 23 through June 27, 2018.

35. EED 512-95/Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 5/23/2018 to 6/27/2018

Available reading materials in the light of children's interest and capabilities; contribution of literature to child growth. Concentration may be made on particular grade levels. It is suggested that students in the reading specialization cover grade levels K-Middle School. This class will be held off campus at North Rockland High School/Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Register directly through MyLearningPlan at the rockteach.org website or contact Joleen Murray at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9517 or e-mail jmurray@rockteach.org

36. Exhibition on Screen: Vincent Van Gogh at Bickford Theater

Location: Morris Museum (Morristown, NJ) [map]

Dates: 5/23/2018

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Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this is a brilliant film about one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. Made in collaboration with the experts at the Van Gogh Museum, the film marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other and a fresh and gripping new biography. Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 at the Bickford Theater in the Morristown Museum.

37. EED 565-95/Content Area Literacy Grades 1 to 6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 5/24/2018 to 6/26/2018

Explores the theories, methods, and materials necessary for successful integration of all language arts with content area subject matter for the B-6 learner in a clinically-rich format.

38. Film Club 5/25/18 NOTE DATE CHANGE

Location: Nanuet Library (nanuet, NY) [map]

Dates: 5/25/2018

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Join us on Friday, May 25th 10:00 at the Nanuet Library. Our facilitator, Mimi Rasiel, will lead us in stimulating discussions before and after the film. This month we will be viewing the film "Lion. It is a film/book combo. Book club meets on May 16 to discuss the book. Meet at the Nanuet Library at 10:00 AM. Refreshments are served for a suggested donation of $1.00.

39. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/29/2018

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Online course runs May 29 through June 29, 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.
During this online course experience, participants will explore how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. However, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, so you may plan your time to complete the course 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. MLP admin marks course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

41. EDU 5217.01/Working with Parents in Inclusive Schools-Hybrid Course

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/28/2018

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This on campus hybrid course will develop strategies for more effective parent involvement in school programs. The focus will be on the particular needs and concerns of the parents of students with disabilities and will address broader parent involvement issues such as home/school communication and parent involvement. Field experience required. If you 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.

42. EDU 5339.01/EDU 5375.01-Teaching Geography/Teaching Economics-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/28/2018

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Learn about methods for teaching key geographic concepts in the K-12 social studies curriculum. Explore ways to encourage students to use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live local, national and global including the distribution of people, places and environments over the Earth's surface./Must be taken in conjunction with EDU 5339. Develop strategies for teaching economics in the social studies classroom so that students will understand key macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts. Topics will include methods for teaching how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate resources; how major decision-making units function in the U.S. and the other national economies; and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and non-market mechanisms. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

43. EDU 5134/Transition from School to Adult Life-Ind. Study

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

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/27/2018

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This course will explore the issues faced by students with disabilities as they make the transition from school to adult life and the competencies needed by professionals responsible for implementing transition services at the secondary level. Students will examine the transition initiative (history and legislation), theoretical and existing models of service delivery, characteristics of the population receiving transition services, strategies for building collaborative relationships among agencies and personnel, and strategies for planning and implementing effective transition practices. This course requires 12 hours of fieldwork. Text requirement: “Pathways to Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities: A Developmental Process” (2nd ed.), by Kochhar-Bryant, C. A., & Greene, G. (2009). Pearson Education: Upper Saddle River. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

44. EDU 5393.02/Foundations of Special Education

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

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/28/2018

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This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the student more aware of the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies that are important in the areas of learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, physical handicaps and multiple handicaps. This course will examine the evaluation procedures and educational alternatives within the context of I.D.E.A. and the practical realities within schools. This course requires 12 hours of fieldwork. Required text: “Exceptional Students: Preparing Teachers for the 21st century”, by Taylor, R. L., Smiley, L. R. & Richards, S. B. (2009). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 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.

45. EDU 5000.01/Apply Multisensory Phonics-1 Credit

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2018 to 6/27/2018

New
Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. Additional tuition will be incurred from the college. Contact Joleen at 845-553-9517 for more information.

46. EDU 5013.01/Math for the Learning Disabled Student

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

Dates: 5/30/2018 to 6/27/2018

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

47. EDU 5107.02/Math Methods for Childhood Education

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

Dates: 5/30/2018 to 6/27/2018

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This course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the content and current methods of teaching mathematics in elementary schools. It examines key concepts, strategies, and skills in the elementary school mathematics curriculum. Topics include theory, content included in the elementary mathematics curriculum (number sense, estimation and mental computation, place value, development of algorithms, algebraic reasoning, fractions, decimals, ratios, percents, probability, data analysis, geometry, and measurement), planning instruction, assessment, and the use of technology in the classroom. The course is also situated in a wider context by addressing state and national standards in elementary school mathematics. Interactive lectures, discussion, group work and presentations, inquiry-based methods, and field experiences are used to explore and master course objectives. This course requires 8 hours of fieldwork. Required text: “Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally” (8th ed.), by Van de Walle, J. A., Karp, K. S., & Bay-Williams, J. M., (2013), Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.; and “Field Experience Guide for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (4th ed.), by Bay-Williams, J. M. (2013). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. 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.

48. CEGE 530-R01/Snapshots Into Learning

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

Dates: 5/31/2018 to 7/19/2018

Photo Journaling is being used as a powerful classroom tool to help students connect with all academic subjects as well as a great communication tool for ENL Classes and Speech Therapy sessions. It is used to tell stories, document lives and chronicle events. This hands-on project teaches students how to organize information resulting in better retention of important curriculum-based information. This method encourages students to work at their own pace and enhance individual learning styles and strengths. Using Blooms Taxonomy, students will use higher order thinking skills and critical thinking skills to create meaningful projects to help students take what they learn and present information in a way that their classmates will understand. A digital camera with USB cord is required for this course. *Final projects due via online by July 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.

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

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY) - Room 136

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 6/2/2018

Location: Room 136

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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.

50. CEGE 504-R01/Launching a Yearlong Literacy Framework

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

Dates: 6/4/2018 to 7/2/2018

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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). 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. Final Projects are due via online by July 2, 2018.

51. Harlequinade Ballet with Misty Copeland @ ABT

Location: Metropolitan Opera House (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/6/2018

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Come see Misty Copeland, ballelina in this extravagant ballet. Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Experience pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father who plans to marry her to a wealthy suitor. Full of madcap humor, incorrigible servants, and unforgettable characters, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is not to be missed. Wednesday, June 6 at 2:00 PM at Metropolitan Opera House. Prime orchestra tickets are $105/115 nonmember. Deadline for registrations is April21st.

52. EDUC 507/Linguistic Analysis

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

Dates: 6/7/2018 to 7/10/2018

This hybrid course examines the components of language in order to define the nature of language and the human mind. Questions regarding the origin of language will be examined. The universal nature of language will also be explored. An introduction to general linguistic notions will be presented. Foci include: syntax, phonology, morphology, language variation, pragmatics and semantics. The relationship of brain, language and cognition will also be highlighted. Some classes will be online. There will be additional tuition costs paid directly to the college for this course. Please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for further information.

53. 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: 6/13/2018

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, and an overview of the STAR moodle. Programs to be showcased: Author/Poet: Tim Tocher TBA

54. Online: Conferring with Confidence: The Heart of Effective Reading and Writing Instruction (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

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

Dates: 6/18/2018 to 7/16/2018

Through collaboration and inquiry, participants will explore the conferring process and the effect that is has on classroom instruction and student engagement. Participants will work through each step involved in conferring in the classroom with a specific focus on the RIP model. Participants will identify and explore the protocol for effective feedback within an instructional setting. At the conclusion of this course, participants will display a knowledge and expertise of the structure of a conference, implications for classroom implementation and instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and that they can embed in their instructional practice.

55. CEGE 546-R01/Improving Student Learning through Engagement

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

Dates: 6/21/2018 to 8/1/2018

Participants in this course will investigate ways to impact student behavior and learning by focusing on the Three E’s of Engagement, Efficacy and Empathy. Readings and activities will focus explicitly on ways to engage students and to instill in them the confidence in their own ability to succeed. Participants will work collaboratively to develop goals that are SMART: Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Results-orientated and Timely. Based upon the work of Marzano, participants will design student-centered activities that involve high energy, friendly competition and self-monitoring. These activities will focus on helping students to make sense of information on their own so that the learning is meaningful and the knowledge is more likely to be retained. Finally, teachers will explore ways to help their students to see the connection between hard work and success in school and life. *Reflections and final projects due via online by August 1, 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.

56. Online: Finding Your Balance: Strengthening Reading and Writing through Balanced Literacy (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

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

Dates: 6/25/2018

Through inquiry and the exploration of Reading and Writing, participants will explore the life-long practices of readers and writers in a Balanced Literacy setting. Participants will explore each component of the Balanced Literacy framework and connect their own instructional practice to the framework. Through collaboration and investigation, participants will have the opportunity to explore research around Balanced Literacy and best practices in Reading and Writing. At the conclusion of this course, participants will leave with a knowledge and expertise of Balanced Literacy, instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and a “toolbox” filled with best practices and shared literary experiences that they can embed in their instructional practice.

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

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Audience: Grade Level - All

Dates: 6/25/2018

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.

58. Jump Start National Board Certification - Foundations and Component 2

Location: NYSUT Regional Office, Tarrytown (Tarrytown, NY) - Suite 400

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/25/2018

Location: Suite 400

JumpStart is a program to help National Board Certification Candidates get started on the National Board Process. This one day training will give candidates an overview of the National Board process, as well as insight into Component 2. The overview of the process will be done in the morning and Component 2 will be covered in the afternoon. Bring a printed copy of your instructions for your area of certification area along with the standards. Facilitators are Anne Hovis-Williams NBCT and Linnea Engles NBCT, Professional Learning Facilitators that currently teach in White Plains Public Schools and run NBPTS cohorts in White Plains, Rockland and Croton. This program is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network and hosted by NYSUT Tarrytown. Lunch will be provided by NYSUT.

59. Musical New York (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Dates: 6/27/2018 to 6/29/2018

Location: New York City

In this course, we will examine how musical endeavors have influenced New York City and we will look at the musical works and performers that had their beginnings in NYC and the impact of their work locally, regionally and globally. We will explore the works of the musicians that congregated in Greenwich Village and those that were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. We will also explore the Broadway Theater and other landmark musical institutions including the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center venues and Carnegie Hall. This class is applicable to teachers of all subjects and at all grade levels. Each participant will be expected to make a brief presentation at the final session on how the information will be used in their classroom and colleagues will be asked to give their feedback. This class will meet in person and will spend a day visiting the relevant sites in NYC. Please Note: There will be an additional two (2) hours of outside work. Participants will be asked to email the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center by August 31 with a lesson plan that can be used in their classroom during the 2018-19 school year. Attendance will be marked “Complete” when the lesson plan is submitted. There will be minimal entrance fees (approximately $20) associated with the various sites.

60. Fisher Center, Blithewood Gardens & Montgomery Place Bus Tour

Location: Nanuet Mall (Nanuet, NY)

Dates: 6/28/2018

Join us on this unique journey as we first visit the Fisher Performing Arts Center on the Bard College campus. The Fisher Center was designed by the distinguished architect Frank Gehry, whose other projects include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. From there we will stroll through Blithewood Gardens sprawled over 45 acres featuring an Italiante garden with awe-inspiring backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. We will also the Hessel Museum on our own. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN IS IN RHEINBECK. Following lunch, we'll board the bus for a short trip to Montgomery Place where we will enjoy a guided tour of this magnificently restored estate replete with original furnishings and gardens. Thursday, June 28th. Bus will leave promptly at 8:00 from The Shops at Nanuet, upper level in back by Macy's. Fee is $97/107 nonmember. Registration deadline is May 1, 2018.

61. Clever Little Lies - a Comedy at Penguin Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 6/29/2018

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From the writer of "Memphis" and "I Love you, You are Perfect" comes a clever new comedy. When Alice tries to get to the bottom of things between her son and his wife, secrets spill out and she and her husband find out that honesty may not be the best policy. Friday, June 29th at Penguin Theater in Stony Point, NY. Tickets are $31.

62. Carousel with Renee Fleming on Broadway

Location: Imperial Theater (New York, Ne) [map]

Dates: 6/30/2018

Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Featuring some of the most beloved numbers in the American songbook, Carousel is "nothing less than a masterpiece" (The New York Times). Saturday, June 30th at 2:00pm. Imperial theater, 249 w. 45th St., NY. Front mezz tickets are $147. You MUST register by April 15th.

63. ONLINE: Word Up: Exploring Academic Vocabulary (Offered by Westchester TCI)

Audience: Teachers 2-12

Dates: 7/1/2018 to 7/22/2018

This online course is designed to assist elementary through high school teachers in the development of vocabulary instruction. In this course, teachers will choose appropriate Tier 2 words for their teaching, explore effective vocabulary instruction, create vocabulary lessons, explore shades of meaning, and create materials for their classrooms. At the end of this course, teachers will have a strong understanding of how to choose Tier 2 words and use them effectively in their teaching. All activities are aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards.

64. Online Multicultural Classrooms and 21st Century Learners (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: All teachers that work with a diverse population of students and parents.

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 7/23/2018

Location: Online

In this course we will explore what multicultural means to educational settings and course instruction. Classrooms today are becoming increasingly diverse. What does a Multi-Cultural Education look like? What type of instruction is implemented into the classroom? Let's evaluate a multicultural classroom and see how we can encompass all it has to offer. We will dig deep into sharing cultural experiences such as Black History Month, Chinese New Year, and many more celebrations for the whole year. We will also explore how important it is to celebrate culture throughout the year. We will explore how to make our lessons work for children that speak English as a Second Language. We will explore so many websites that are available to aide teachers in making their classrooms places where all children can learn and be successful. A parental component will be implemented so that traditions are understood and we can build deeper relationships with families.
JumpStart is a program to help National Board Certification candidates get started on the National Board process. This two-day training will give candidates an overview of the National Board process and tools for unpacking and addressing Component 4. Bring a printed copy of your instructions and Scoring Guide for your area of certification along with the NBC standards and 5 Core Propositions. A maximum of 15 candidates can be accommodated in this workshop.

66. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/2/2018

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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. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Online meetings on July 5, 16, 23, and 31, 2018.

67. EDU 5085.02/Instructional Strategies for Special Education

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

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/1/2018

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This course will provide an overview of the characteristics in a general education classroom. It will incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. Course requires 12 hours observations. The required text is: “The Inclusive Classroom-The Loose-Leaf Version”, 5th edition, by Mastropieri & Shruggs. 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.

68. EDU 5367.01/Methods for Teaching Literacy

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

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/1/2018

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This course provides students with a research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for children in grades K-2. This course, the first in a pair of literacy methods courses, introduces students to the theories, approaches, and methodology of teaching reading and writing in the elementary classroom, with an emphasis placed on reading instruction in the early elementary grades (K-2). A major goal of this course is to help students develop an informed, integrated, and balanced approach to the planning and instruction of reading and the language arts. What is literacy? How is literacy acquired and learned? How is literacy learning best scaffolded? These questions will be part of our ongoing inquiry throughout the semester as we center the experiences of individual children as literacy learners. Drawing upon Vygotsky's sociocultural theories of activity and learning, we will seesaw between theory and practice while learning the importance of elementary educators weaving the two together. Though the full-time classroom teacher rarely has an opportunity to focus entirely on one child, the successful practitioner is grounded in theory and tuned in to the strengths and goals of each young learner. In this course, educators will tend closely to one literacy learner in an effort to build a repertoire of practices that routinely place the details of a child's language, life, and learning at the center of instructional decision-making. Required Texts: “Reading for Real: Teach Students to Read with Power, Intention, and Joy in the K-3 Classrooms”, Collins, K. (2008), Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers; “Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing”, Cunningham, P. (2012), New York, Pearson Publishing; “Reading with Meaning”, Miller, D. (2012). Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. 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

69. EDU 5565.01/Special Education Content Strategies for Grades 7-12

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

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/1/2018

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This course will provide the candidate with instruction in teaching skills pertinent to each of the secondary content areas; specifically, social studies, English language arts, the sciences, and mathematics. Further, candidates will learn about theory and practice as they relate to teaching students with exceptional learning needs (ELN) and English Language Learners (ELL). In addition to learning pedagogical approaches for teaching students with ELN the fundamental skills of reading, written expression, and mathematics, candidates will gain knowledge of social skills development, behavior management, executive function and the design and implementation of alternative assessments. 12 Hours of Field Experience Required. Prerequisite: EDU 5077: The Adolescent with Learning and Behavior Problems. 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.

70. EDU 5413.01/Early Literacy

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/3/2018 to 8/2/2018

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Students will acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to guide the literacy development of young children. They will explore the developmental influences on preschool learning and examine the role of language in supporting literacy development and consider research-based early literacy activities such as book reading, writing activities using invented spelling, storytelling, children's literature, as well as other activities that foster phonemic awareness, print concepts, phonics skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Students will consider the role of families in supporting the literacy development of young children. They will also examine methods and materials to support literacy development. 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.

71. EDU 5402.01/Language, Literacy, and Culture B-6

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

Dates: 7/3/2018 to 7/31/2018

New
This course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing strategies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural perspective 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.

72. EDU 5406.01/Language, Literacy, and Culture 5-12

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

Dates: 7/3/2018 to 7/31/2018

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This course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing strategies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural perspective 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.
In this online course, teachers will exchange classroom ideas, information about free resource links, technology shortcuts and tips, post photos of new classroom trends and create polls and surveys. The course instructor will model the platforms that are available in the Private Facebook Online Group feature. Each participant will be required to post and share by researching the ideas in the online PLC format. Some of the resources we will examine include: professional articles from ASCD, ISTE and NYSCATE, www.code.org, and www.teachersfirst.com. Through the PLC format, teachers will be able to work in real time and get useful comments from their colleagues. This will be an opportunity for teachers to explore, discuss and research their craft with other professionals. The participants will be asked to post a minimum of 10 innovative educational ideas and provide feedback on other participant's posts that they can refer back to throughout the year. This Professional Learning Community will be a resource for teachers to revisit throughout the school year.
This course will give educators a solid foundation in growth mindset theory and practice. It will include tools and resources that teachers can use in their classrooms to develop a growth mindset classroom. They will discover how the brain learns and develops and how to increase brain malleability through effective teaching and learning strategies. Educators will learn about the impact that growth mindset has on student motivation and achievement, how to recognize growth and fixed mindsets in their students and how to increase student motivation through research proven growth mindset practices. Teachers will develop a plan for cultivating growth mindset activities in their classrooms.
This online course will focus primarily on the students that are already meeting and exceeding the standards and are looking to excel. The twice-exceptional student, the one that is both gifted and is negotiating a learning disorder will be explored using a top ten tips list from ASCD as well as examples. Each module will include strategies to cultivate the talents of gifted children. This course will begin with how we identify gifted students and help them to explore their strengths. We will explore differentiating math and science instruction by using a variety of strategies and resources for providing different levels of content and activities that will challenge all students What are the obstacles and what are the ways they can be overcome in the regular education classroom? A skilled teacher will help students utilize his/her own giftedness and will channel resources and enhanced learning opportunities towards that student that will enlarge the student's natural gifts in ways that the students did not even realize existed. Such a teacher will push gifted students to higher personal standards rather than just giving them more work to do or forcing them to tutor other students who are less capable. Participants will leave this class with specific lesson ideas and strategies to implement in their classroom in September.

76. Online: Finding Your Balance: Strengthening Reading and Writing through Balanced Literacy (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

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

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 8/6/2018

Through inquiry and the exploration of Reading and Writing, participants will explore the life-long practices of readers and writers in a Balanced Literacy setting. Participants will explore each component of the Balanced Literacy framework and connect their own instructional practice to the framework. Through collaboration and investigation, participants will have the opportunity to explore research around Balanced Literacy and best practices in Reading and Writing. At the conclusion of this course, participants will leave with a knowledge and expertise of Balanced Literacy, instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and a “toolbox” filled with best practices and shared literary experiences that they can embed in their instructional practice.
The multicultural heritage of New York City has provided educators with rich experiences to use in their classrooms along with challenges on how to recognize these differences to differentiate classroom instruction. In this course, we will explore the history of NYC from the earliest days of the Dutch and Native American inhabitants to its present day makeup. We will trace immigration and assimilation of various ethnic groups that call the city their home and will explore the historical, cultural, social and political aspects of the lives of these people. Throughout the course, we will discuss and share ways to incorporate this information into the classroom to meet state and local mandates. This class will meet in person and will spend a day visiting the relevant sites in NYC. Please Note: There will be an additional two (2) hours of outside work. Participants will be asked to email the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center by August 31 with a lesson plan that can be used in their classroom during the 2018-19 school year. Attendance will be marked “Complete” when the lesson plan is submitted. There will be minimal entrance fees (approximately $30) associated with the various sites.

78. CEGE 513-R01/Using Voice to Differentiate Instruction in the Classroom

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

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 8/1/2018

What better way to differentiate instruction than to use your own voice. This course will teach participants how to use your voice to enhance your lessons. Participants will learn about various websites that allow educational staff and students to use their own voice as a learning tool. Websites discussed, but not limited to: Fotobabble, Voki, Padlet, Audiobooks, Audio QR Coding, Screencast-O-Matic and My Simple Show. Participants will create lessons on how they can implement these websites and others with their students. 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.

79. CEGE 556-R01/Education and the “At Risk” Student

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

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 8/1/2018

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

81. ONLINE: How to Engage Families in the Literacy Process (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 7/15/2018 to 7/25/2018

This online course is designed to assist elementary and secondary teachers in their quest to involve student families in the literacy process. This class will assist you in presenting information to parents and guardians about the demands of the Common Core Learning Standards as well as the literacy curriculums being taught in their child's class and school. Teachers in this online class with develop a hands-on presentation for a school event that will engage their classroom parents as an active partner in the literacy process.

82. STEAM in Your Classroom (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Grade K-6 Classroom teachers and specialists

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/18/2018

This course aims to increase a knowledge of STEAM philosophies and how participants can incorporate them into their classroom. Participants will identify areas of their current curriculum that can benefit from STEAM activities, and will create lesson plans combining curriculum with STEAM infusion. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to have a portfolio of activities that they can immediately incorporate into their classrooms, including a plan for Hour of Code.

83. Online: Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and The Theory Self-First

Audience: This course is appropriate for teachers, support personnel (guidance, social workers, and/or psychologists), and administrators. 15 hrs CTLE/Inservice

Dates: 7/17/2018 to 8/28/2018

Location: ONLINE

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

84. Online: Teaching the Developing Brain

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/17/2018 to 8/28/2018

Location: ONLINE

How many times have you confronted problematic behavior or a poorly constructed assignment from your students and wondered, "What were they thinking?" New science on the developing brain supports the conclusion that our students may not in fact approach that social situation or conceptualize that assignment in the same way that we adults would! Frontal lobe executive functions, particularly in the areas of inhibition and reflection, continue to develop through adolescence and provide the basis for greater self control and more mature reasoning and decision making. In this online course, we will review current research on the developing brain and explore educational programs that can support further brain development. Because developmental neuroscience has been popularized by the press, we will emphasize separating brain fact from fiction in our exploration of sound educational practice.

85. My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater

Location: Vivian Beaumont Theatre (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/22/2018

The most beloved musical of all time, Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, returns to Broadway in a lavish new production from Lincoln Center Theater, who brought you the Tony-winning revivals of South Pacific and The King and I. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the stellar cast—led by Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz and Diana Rigg—tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” Enjoy the music that won the play 6 Tony awards in 1956. Sunday July 22 at 3:00. Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NY. Loge 1 tickets are $147. Deadline for registration is April 9th.
Every teacher has a number of different learners that come to class ready to meet their daily classroom goals. The strategies that teachers employ will help them attain these goals. In this online course, we will explore, but not limit our search to, dyslexia, autism, speech, ELL, and social emotional disorders. While we will be examining specific learning disabilities, the strategies that you take back to the classroom will support all learners and will provide you with the tools to frame your lessons in new and creative ways. Using strategies such as Think-Pair-Share and/or Partner Talk will strengthen both student collaboration and understanding and will allow each of them to be successful in the classroom. At the end of this course, you will have the resources, strategies, websites and ideas you need to transform your classroom into a creative learning environment for each and every student.
When incorporating literacy-related instructional strategies in the content areas, students are better equipped to acquire and retain content knowledge. In this online course, we will examine and discuss instructional strategies to develop lessons, rubrics and activities that support comprehension vocabulary and fluency. In addition, we will align classroom activities and assessments to the CCLS to further support literacy in the classroom.
This course is designed to assist teachers and administrators in public and private schools to create and implement Professional Learning Communities. All school sizes and groups have various challenges that they face while creating PLC’s. We will take a closer look at your team and create ways to make a PLC work for your team. Through creating S.M.A.R.T Goals you will each leave this course with an action plan. Members of Professional Learning Communities use results-oriented action steps to clarify exactly what each student must learn, monitor each student's learning on a timely basis, provide systematic interventions, and use collective inquiry/feedback to create a collaborative atmosphere of continual improvement. In this course we will keep the student at the center of our purpose and learn how to create, manage and succeed using Professional Learning Communities.

89. Linking Reading and Writing (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-8 classroom teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers, ENL teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/25/2018

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How do the Next Generation English Language Arts Standards impact on traditional classroom literacy instruction? How can we purposefully link reading and writing? What does standards-based instruction look like? Explore these questions as we take a closer look at the Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA/Literacy and analyze their impact on lesson and unit design. Workshop participants will experience a close reading lesson that requires the use of 21st century skills and then evaluate the lesson’s alignment to the standards. Time will be provided for the creation of a standards-aligned close reading lesson using a text of your choice. At the conclusion of this course, teachers will have a completed standards-aligned close reading lesson. Please Note there will be 3 hours of outside class work to be submitted by August 2, .2018

90. Read the Books, See the Movies (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Grades K-12 Classroom teachers and Specialists

Dates: 7/24/2018 to 7/26/2018

Location: Woodlands HS _ Innovation Center

In this course, we will be pairing movies with the books they are based upon which will increase our students' reading engagement (both in and out of the classroom) and will lead to improved lesson plans. Participants will be expected to read the books (Wonder and We are All Wonders by R.J. Palacio and The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf). In addition, when the movies come out in the theater, you will be expected to see them as a class. The first class meeting will be spent critically discussing the books and developing lesson ideas for the books. After seeing the movie, we will discuss the movie and then create lessons that can be used for both the book and the movie. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have lesson plans ready for various “read the book, see the movie” activities, including book clubs, literacy lesson plans and more. Strategies learned in this course can be transferred to many other book/movie combinations.

91. Recent Children's Literature Winners (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-8

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/1/2018

This course is geared towards any classroom teacher interested in learning more about recent children's literature and how to incorporate new books into their current lessons and/or units. Participants will be expected to read the award winners and will be provided with the reading list before class begins so they can begin reading as soon as possible. Books will range from picture books to novels, and will include both fiction and non-fiction, with an emphasis on awards that celebrate diversity. By the end of the course, teachers will be able to incorporate award winning, diverse literature into their classrooms lesson plan. Registrants will receive the list of books before the start of the class.
In this online course, we will focus on incorporating the NGSS into our curriculum. These standards mark a change in how we must think about classroom science instruction. We will use a variety of online resources to develop instructional and assessment strategies that address NGSS focusing on K-5 and 6-12 while developing an understanding across grade levels. We will explore how: K-12 science education should reflect the real-world interconnections in science. Science concepts build coherently across K-12. THE NGSS focuses on deeper understanding and application of content. Science and engineering are integrated in science education K-12 Science Standards coordinate with Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics. We will use visit NGSS webinars that address this topic and look at sample standards to learn how to read the key to various elements. At the end of this course, participants will have a deeper understanding of the expectations and how they should b applied at each grade level.
In this online course, teachers will exchange classroom ideas, information about free resource links, technology shortcuts and tips, post photos of new classroom trends and create polls and surveys. The course instructor will model the platforms that are available in the Private Facebook Online Group feature. Each participant will be required to post and share by researching the ideas in the online PLC format. Some of the resources we will examine include: professional articles from ASCD, ISTE and NYSCATE, www.code.org, and www.teachersfirst.com. Through the PLC format, teachers will be able to work in real time and get useful comments from their colleagues. This will be an opportunity for teachers to explore, discuss and research their craft with other professionals. The participants will be asked to post a minimum of 10 innovative educational ideas and provide feedback on other participant's posts that they can refer back to throughout the year. This Professional Learning Community will be a resource for teachers to revisit throughout the school year.

94. CEGE 605-R01/Building Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Learning

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

Dates: 8/2/2018 to 8/30/2018

This course will have two goals: to facilitate Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in our schools through the habits of successful thinking and assist participants in creating classrooms responsive to the needs of all students. These two goals will allow participants to grow professionally and push students beyond independence levels. By developing habits of thinking and collaborative communication skills with colleagues, participants will develop strategies to make their schools better learning communities and to make their classrooms more responsive to the needs of all learners. We will utilize the required book “How Full is your Bucket”, by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton as the conceptual framework. The book “reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health and longevity”, and “Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community”, by Alfie Kohn. Recommended readings are “Productive Group Work by Fisher”, by Frey and Everlove; and “Teaching with the Brain in Mind”, by Eric Jensen. Effective schools explicitly develop the skills and strategies of collegiality amongst staff members. Effective teachers have a profound impact upon student learning. Therefore, participants will develop thinking and communication skills to make them more effective teachers; improving their responsiveness in the classroom.
Starting out a new school is always an exciting time – full of promise, new ideas and innovative strategies. In this online course, we will explore effective planning and organization strategies for the new school year. We will look at a variety of websites that can assist you in setting up, planning and transforming your classroom into places where differentiated, social emotional learning can take place. Parent and community involvement and technology integration are all essential components for setting the tone for the school year and will also be explored. At the end of this course, you will have the tools you need to begin the new school year with new and innovate ideas to enhance student learning.

96. CEGE 569-R01/Social Problems and Education

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

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/29/2018

Social Problems and Education is a course designed to allow participants to engage in discussions and lectures in order to gain a deeper understanding of how the myriad of social problems impact education and society at large.  Schools, are in fact, microcosms of society. Inevitably, social ills such as crime/violence, drug/alcohol dependence, discrimination, poverty, warfare, disrupted families and physical/mental illnesses have on the nation, communities, families, and schools. Children across the country come to school every day, and in some way reflect the aforementioned social problems in their behavior and achievement. This class is meant to serve as an open forum to discuss and research the issues, as well as create a program that deals with the implications of social problems on us as educators.  The accompanying paper will reflect on the social problem, describe the current research, and outline a strategy to mitigate the impact on students and familles. All opinions are welcomed and respected as participants bring a collective amount of life and educational life to the discussions. Group discussions, online research, and role playing will highlight lectured material, and give participants ideas for programs and/or initiatives designed to meet the needs of school districts, schools, and individual students. Required text for this course is “Understanding Social Problems”, 5th edition, Mooney, Linda A., Knox, David, and Schact, Caroline, 2005, Wadsworth, a Division of Thomson Learning, Inc. Rogue Valley Publications.

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

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

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/29/2018

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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. 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.

98. The Complete History of Comedy at Penguin Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 8/10/2018

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Join us for a rollicking review pf comedy through the ages. A trio of actors leave no joke untold as they attempt to save the world through laughter. Friday, August 10 at 2:00 at Penguin Theater in Stony Point, NY. Tickets are $31.
This course is designed for teachers in every setting from Grades K-12. Look Who's Talking is an introduction to Accountable Talk. Accountable Talk refers to the ways that teachers skillfully encourage their students to think deeply, articulate their reasoning, and listen with purpose. Talking with others about ideas and work is fundamental to learning and is an essential skill in the Common Core Learning Standards for every grade. But not all talk sustains learning. For classroom talk to promote learning it must be accountable--to the learning community, to accurate and appropriate knowledge, and to rigorous thinking. Accountable talk uses evidence appropriate to the discipline (e.g., proofs in mathematics, data from investigations in science, textual details in literature, documentary sources in history) and follows established norms of good reasoning. At the end of this course, teachers will be able to incorporate Accountable Talk strategies into the classroom.
In this class, we will follow the trials and successes that Black Americans have experienced - from the atrocities of early New Amsterdam to slavery in New York to the growth of free Black communities, and culminating with the Harlem Renaissance. We will connect the components of the New York State Standards and present information that is relevant to various disciplines and grade levels. Information and ideas will be exchanged through multi-media presentations, discussions and experiential learning. We will also discuss and share how to incorporate the presented information to align with the NYS Department of Education Dignity for All Students Act. There will be an extensive examination of primary documents as well as an examination of pertinent vocabulary. A portion of the class will be devoted to visiting sites relevant to the development of the Black community in New York in order to provide experiential learning for the participants. At the end of the class, participants will have a richer understanding of Black History. Participants are expected to demonstrate how they will utilize what they have learned to make it relevant for their own students. This class will meet in person and will spend a day visiting the relevant sites in NYC. Please Note: There will be an additional two (2) hours of outside work. Participants will be asked to email the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center by August 31 with a lesson plan that can be used in their classroom during the 2018-19 school year. Attendance will be marked “Complete” when the lesson plan is submitted. There will be minimal entrance fees (approximately $20) associated with the various sites.
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.