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1. Bowling Club 10/23/17

Location: New City Bowl (New City, NY) [map]

Dates: 10/23/2017

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Join us on Monday for a fun day of bowling and friendship. We meet at 12:00 at New City Bowl for a relaxing and non-competitive game (90 N. Main St.). Games are at a senior rate. Payment is on your own.

2. Bowling Club 10/30/17

Location: New City Bowl (New City, NY) [map]

Dates: 10/23/2017

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Join us on Monday for a fun day of bowling and friendship. We meet at 12:00 at New City Bowl for a relaxing and non-competitive game (90 N. Main St.). Games are at a senior rate. Payment is on your own.

3. Introduction to Google Spreadsheets - more than just number crunching

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 10/25/2017

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Participants in this course will be taking through the basics of spreadsheet. This will include creating a spreadsheet, formatting, using functions and formulas, collaboration, and sharing. In addition to the basics, participants will be exposed to a variety of uses for spreadsheets besides the traditional number crunching purposes.

4. Resilience Fitness Training for Educators

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

Dates: 10/25/2017 to 11/15/2017

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

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

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

Dates: 10/26/2017 to 12/21/2017

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As educators, we expect students our students to “solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well.” (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Participants will analyze the effects of effective teaching upon student performance in relation to the criterion above. This weekend will enable participants to develop instructional activities to actively engage students in the learning process and assist students in the development of self-assessment or “metacognitition.” Participants will learn how to incorporate research-based methods and techniques in order to achieve a balance between conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge. Participants will develop the tools necessary to create this “balanced approach” to teaching all content areas. Teachers will develop strategies to assist students in “constructing” content knowledge as part of a “meaning-making” process.

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

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

Dates: 10/26/2017 to 12/21/2017

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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.

7. Poverty Simulation Experience

Dates: 10/27/2017

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This 3 hour workshop will open your eyes to the human cost of poverty. The power of this unique learning resource is that it creates, like nothing else, insight into the state of chronic crisis that consumes so many working poor families. You will experience one month of poverty comprised of four 15-minute weeks. In the debriefing, you will share insights of extraordinary vividness and intensity. This program is designed to create a deeper understanding and awareness of the circumstances of individuals who are living in poverty and will serve as an opportunity to begin a dialogue about the often unseen world of poverty and its implications for communities. This program is underwritten by The Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network. NOTE: This workshop is open to educators, administrators and community members. Refreshments will be served.

8. Poverty Simulation Experience and Training

Dates: 10/27/2017 to 10/28/2017

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The Friday night 3 hour workshop will open your eyes to the human cost of poverty. The power of this unique learning resource is that it creates, like nothing else, insight into the state of chronic crisis that consumes so many working poor families. You will experience one month of poverty comprised of four 15-minute weeks. In the debriefing, you will share insights of extraordinary vividness and intensity. This program is designed to create a deeper understanding and awareness of the circumstances of individuals who are living in poverty and will serve as an opportunity to begin a dialogue about the often unseen world of poverty and its implications for communities. At the conclusion of Saturday's program you will have the tools you need to facilitate a simulation in your local school or district. This program is underwritten by The Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network. NOTE: You must have approval of your local Teacher Center to attend this two-day program and attendance at Friday's workshop is mandatory. Refreshments will be served Friday evening and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

9. BIO 101 Fresh Air, Respiratory System, Tidal Volumes and Breathing

Audience: k-12

Dates: 10/30/2017 to 12/15/2017

Review the structure and function of the respiratory system. Comparison of respiratory systems of different animals leading to concentration on the human respiratory system. Build activities for use in elementary, middle and high school classes that allows students to measure the capacity of their lungs.
Explain solubility of salts on a molecular level. Understanding of ionic charge, ionic bonding, the dissolving process, molecular polarity, and intermolecular forces employed to explain the solubility of salts in polar solvents such as water.
During this online course experience, participants will explore immersion lessons in English and walk away with numerous samples and strategies. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants. .
Examine Graph Theory examples in every day routines. Explore molecules, transportation networks and computer architecture.
Use the laws of motion and analyze the physics behind home runs. Create a model around projectile motion and velocity to determine the distance a ball travels. Explore the impact of forces in other activities.

14. ONLINE: Data Driven Instruction

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 12/13/2017

The use of data and student learning objectives (SLOs) are at the heart of data driven instruction. Data driven instruction is a precise and calculated approach to improving student comprehension throughout the school year. Implementing and utilizing data to drive instruction is perceived to be an overwhelming task. In this course, we will break down the process and help you utilize data analysis to improve student learning. Participants will analyze data, focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, examine different types of assessments, along with the building blocks needed to successful implement data driven instruction in your classroom. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

15. ONLINE: Managing ADHD and LD in the Classroom

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 12/13/2017

All teachers have come across a student in their class with either ADHD or a Learning Disability.  This course will give teachers an opportunity to examine current research geared towards helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities.   Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student’s performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and, at the conclusion of the course, will have a number of basic instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms.

16. ONLINE: The Mindful Classroom

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Audience: Grade Level - All

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 11/30/2017

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.

17. Put Your Email (Gmail - Google Apps Mail) to Work for You

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 11/1/2017

If you have Gmail or email associated with your GSuite (Google Apps) account, learn how to make it work for you. In this course, participants will learn to customize their email experience. They will create labels and folder, explore various viewing formats, utilize available labs to enhance their email client, and automate some of their incoming mail.

18. "Bakersfield Mist" at the Bickford Theater, Morristown, NJ

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

Dates: 11/2/2017

Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic. Adult language. Thursday, November 2nd at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $39. Please register by September 28th.
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.

20. ONLINE: Diversity in Children's Literature

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Audience: Grade 3-8 Classroom teachers, librarians, ENL teachers or literacy specialists.

Dates: 11/6/2017 to 12/19/2017

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Every student deserves and needs the mirror experience in literature. In this course, participants will become familiar with the different types of diverse literature available within their grade level(s). With this new information, teachers will be able to enhance their classroom library (and instruction) with books that allow students to see their lived experience and cultural traditions in print. We will examine controversies within children's literature - those considered racist (at worst) and insensitive (at best). We will explore, among ourselves, what makes a book diverse. Since a key part of this course is group discussion, we will use video reflection as opposed to written reflection. We will also schedule a one-hour Google hangout for class interaction. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have a list of diverse quality literature they can incorporate into their classroom library and instruction and will have the resources to continue to find books that meet the needs of all their students.

21. EED 754-95/Workshop in Understanding Literacy Difficulites

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 11/6/2017 to 12/11/2017

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

22. The Band's Visit Musical on Broadway

Location: Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Ny, NY)

Dates: 11/8/2017

Featuring music & lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee & Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek (The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and a book by NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel Solitude, The Band's Visit comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and twice-extended sold-out world premiere production Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company. This play features Tony Shalhoub, Katrin Lenk and Ariel Stachel. An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., NYC. Wednesday, November 8th at 2:00 pm. Front mezzanine tickets are $129. Please register by August 28th.

23. Google Calendar - The Hidden Power, More Than Just a Calendar

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 11/8/2017

In this course, participants will be exposed to a variety of features built into Google Calendar that can be used to increase productivity and help organize a busy schedule. Participants will see how using multiple calendars can help prevent conflicts and making sharing out important dates easy without concern for releasing private information. Inviting guests to an event, scheduling a video call for an event, adding attachments to an event, and creating a notification to remind you about an event will all be covered.

24. Film Club 11/10/2017

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

Dates: 11/10/2017

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Join us on Friday, November 10 at 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 "Shawshank Redemption" with Morgan Freeman. Meet at the Nanuet Library at 10:00 AM. Refreshments are served for a suggested donation of $1.00.

25. Supporting ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 11/13/2017

During this online course experience, participants will learn strategies to supports English Language Learners in the mainstream classroom. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants.

26. Read the Books, See the Movies

Audience: Grades K-12 Classroom teachers and Specialists

Dates: 11/14/2017 to 12/18/2017

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. PLEASE NOTE: The movies we will be seeing as a class will be on Saturday, November 18 and December 16. The times will be determined but it will probably be the first showing of the day. Participants will be responsible for the cost of the movie.

27. School Fundraising: Undermining or Protecting Child Health

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

Dates: 11/15/2017


Understand the Smart Snacks in School Guidelines and how to communicate them to your school community for maximum support and compliance

New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec. 13, Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25

For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us

This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

28. Book Club 11/15/17 at TOWN HALL

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

Dates: 11/15/2017

This month's selection is KAROLINA'S TWINS by Ronald H. Balson. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30 am at HAVERSTRAW TOWN HALL in Garnerville, (NOT the library). Call 845.553.9298 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY.

29. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - November

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

Dates: 11/15/2017


November Mentoring Topic: Following Smart School Snacks in School Guidelines for all foods/beverages sold in school

For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us

Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec. 13, Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25

This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

30. Web Searching 101 - It's not what you think

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 11/15/2017

In this course, participants will explore a variety of web searching strategies and tools that will make their searches more efficient and productive. "Just Google it." isn't always the best strategy. Learn to use advanced searching features to pinpoint your search as well as learn to find royalty-free materials so you are not violating copyright law. Participants will be exposed to Google Scholar, designed specifically to search scholarly works.
Since 1981, the Black Maria Festival, an international juried competition, has been celebrating the preserving the diversity, invention, and vitality of the short film. The festival is named after Thomas Edison's original West orange studio dubbed the "Black Maria" because of its resemblance to the black-box police paddy wagons of the same name. The festival focuses on short films which sine a light on issues and struggles within contemporary society. Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30 pm at the Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. Tickets are $20. Please register by November 1st.

32. CLEP

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 11/21/2017

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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

33. ENL Interaction Strategies

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 11/27/2017

During this online course experience, participants will explore strategies and lessons that foster interaction between ENL students. Interaction is a key SIOP component in English language learning. and This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants. .

34. ONLINE: Practical Resources to Enhance your Curriculum

Audience: Teachers in Grades K -12

Dates: 11/27/2017 to 12/29/2017

Enhancing technology is mandatory in today's classroom and provides your students with the rigor and skills they need to be successful in college and in their careers. We will explore sites that will help you plan your math lessons, motivate hard to reach students and carry out science and language arts projects across the curriculum. Sites will be selected based on your grade level and specialty areas. At the end of this course, you will be able to use sites that will simplify the time spend lesson planning, will keep students engaged, will help keep parents informed and will guide you as you meet today's standards. We will examine sites such as GoNoodle, Figment, Remind, Storyboarding, Discovery and explore at Teacher's First resources.

35. Google Maps and My Maps - Unlease the power of maps in your classroom

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 11/29/2017

Google Maps are great for directions but there is so much more in there. In this course, participants will learn how to utilize the data in Google Maps and how to make custom maps in My Maps, which is part of GSuite for Education. Add images and annotations to locations to create an interactive map you can use with your students or have your students create maps to demonstrate their knowledge of curricular materials.
Participants will develop a thorough understanding of instructional strategies that meet the needs of all learners. Participants will work collaboratively to develop strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." This quote from Carol Ann Tomlinson will serve as a guiding principal of the course. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of all students. Specifically, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Participants will develop the "big ideas" associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction), and product (assessment). *Final projects will be due online by Jan. 25, 2018. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

37. The Importance of Vocabulary Instruction in ENL

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 12/4/2017

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. During this online course experience, participants will This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants. .

38. Youth Mental Health First Aid

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

Dates: 12/5/2017 to 12/6/2017

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to give adults some key skills to help a youth or teen who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 8 hr CTLE approved training - CTLE Certificates provided by Isabel Burk, The Health Network. Participants must attend 2-4 hour sessions. Two prong registration: Once participants have registered on MyLearningPlan, RTC will provide a link to a Wellcore registration form, which must be complete to confirm registration. Grant funded through Wellcore, Vicki Shaw, Executive Director. Snow date: 12/7/17 4:30-8:30PM

39. Haverstraw Collaborative Poverty Simulation Experience

Location: Haverstraw Center (Haverstraw, NY) [map]

Dates: 12/6/2017

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Poverty Simulation Experience will open your eyes to the human cost of poverty. The power of this experiential learning is that it creates insight into the state of chronic crisis that consumes poor families. During the poverty simulation experience, participants will assume the role of a family member living in poverty for "one month". This program is designed to create a deeper understanding and sensitivity to the circumstances of individuals who are living in poverty and will serve as an opportunity to begin a dialogue about poverty and its implications for communities.

40. The Sistine Chapel - A 2-Week Session

Dates: 12/6/2017 to 12/13/2017

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This a 2-part offering and is a follow-up to the Sistine Chapel Exhibit. On Wednesday, December 6 at11:00, join us for a video lecture and a lively discussions as we further consider the narratives displayed on the the Sistine chapel ceiling. Delve further into the connections between the three-dimensional space and the two-dimensionsl decorations. On Wednesday, December 6 at 10:00 we will uncover forbidden messages hidden in the Sistine Chapel as described in the Book The Sistine Secrets by Benjamin Blech and Roy Dolinger. Fee for both sessions is $15. Please register by November 20th.

41. Google Drawing - The Powerful but Often Ignored Tool

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 12/6/2017

Google Drawing is an excellent drawing and design tool that is often ignored. Participants in this course will explore Google Drawing and gain an understanding of how it can be used in the teaching and student learning. Participants will create individual as well as collaborative drawings and designs. You do not need to be an artist to create useful products.
Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes. Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 at the Bickford Theater in the Morris Museum in Morristown NJ. Tickets are $20. Please register by November 15th.

43. Holiday Party

Location: The Chalet at Spook Rock Golf Course (Suffern, NY) [map]

Dates: 12/7/2017

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Join us for an end-of-the-year celebration filled with fun, laughter and shopping. Enjoy a 3-course lunch at the Chalet on the grounds of the Spook Rock Golf Course, 233 Spook Rock Rd.,Suffern. 3-course menu TBD. NO NEED TO CHOOSE AHEAD OF TIME. If you have dietary restrictions, please let me know ahead of time. Partake in the celebration and enjoy shopping with our vendors. In addition of adopting a family from the Center for Safety & Change, we will also adopt a family from the Hilltop School where our office is. We request that you send a separate tax deductible check for $20 that will cover the cost of clothing. We have volunteers who will shop for the items needed. So join us and bring your friends - you are guaranteed to have fun. Thursday, December 7 @ 12 pm, $48/58 nonmember. Registration deadline is November 10.

44. Challenges for ELLs in Content Area Learning

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 12/11/2017

During this online course experience, participants will explore the challenges for ELLs in the content areas and learn strategies to support them. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants.

45. Simple Skills for Getting Grants: Demystifying the Process

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

Dates: 12/13/2017

Learn to write winning grant proposals and be the first to know about the Spring 2018 Action for Healthy Kids grants. Snow date: Dec 15.
New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec. 13, Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25

For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us

This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

46. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - December

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

Dates: 12/13/2017


December Mentoring Topic: Preparing a grant proposal for the programs and materials your school needs. Snow date: Dec 15

For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us

Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec. 13, Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25

This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
Review the structure and function of the circulatory system. Compare closed and open circulatory systems and focus on the structure and function of the human heart. Build activities around the dissection of a sheep's heart and how to measure heart rate.
Explore chemical reactions. Identify and make observations that indicate progress of chemical reaction. Discuss the process of bond breaking and bond making to convert reactants to products during a chemical reaction. See that chemical reactions must be balanced and matter can never be created or destroyed.
Use statistical methods to describe the food we eat. Using foods normally consumed by children, explore the different ways in which the food can be described. make predictions about a quantifiable characteristic of students in a classroom that may depend on the food they eat.

50. PHY 302 Make A wave: Study of Sound Waves

Dates: 12/15/2017 to 3/2/2018

A study of mechanical waves and how it impacts day-to-day life though lessons and activities in the basic properties of sound and its propagation through air and other medium. Explore the propagation of sound through various medium, devise simple activities to examine the properties of sound waves and how they are affected.

51. Film Club 12/15/2017

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

Dates: 12/15/2017

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Join us on Friday, October 20 at 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 "Pursuit of happyness" with Will Smith. Meet at the Nanuet Library at 10:00 AM. Refreshments are served for a suggested donation of $1.00.

52. Using Music to Increase Second Language Acquisition

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 12/18/2017

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, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants.

53. Book Club 12/20/17

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

Dates: 12/20/2017

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This month's selection is NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, December 20 at 10:30 am at HAVERSTRAW TOWN HALL in Garnerville, (NOT the library). Call 845.553.9298 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY.
Participants in this course will be introduced to the uses and features in Google Classroom. Participants will experience Classroom as a student and then setup their own classroom as the teacher. All participants will be provided with a Rockland Teachers' Center Google account for training purposes. Time will be provided for each participant to log into their district accounts and create their own classes with assistance available as needed.

55. ONLINE: Instructional Technology in the Classroom

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

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

In this course we will take a look at what is happening in the 21st century classrooms. Steam centers are in full effect and being created all around us. What is a steam center and how can you create one in your classroom? Dash and Dot have made their debut in many classrooms. How are they being used to teach coding and what programs are being used by students. An Hour of Code has expanded their website and included a plethora of new tools and lesson plans for all levels of learners. How can you implement all of these new ideas in your classroom and teach your students to be 21st century thinkers? That is exactly what you will learn in the class as you create your classroom technology plan.

56. Using the Charlotte Danielson Framework to Create a Digital Portfolio

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY)

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 1/8/2018 to 1/12/2018

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.

57. PearDeck - Making Your Slides or PowerPoint Presentation Interactive

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 1/10/2018

PearDeck is a tool that has a free and paid version. Participants will explore the options available in the free version and experience how they can enhance their presentations. By utilizing tools such as Peardeck, students are more engaged as they interact within the lesson presentation.

58. Grants Research and Grant Writing Process

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

Dates: 1/18/2018

This training provides an introduction to researching grants and will explore the use of the Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop lists of targeted prospective foundation and corporate donors that will match your funding needs. Other online research tools will also be explored. We will also discuss an overview of the grant writing process, award types, and getting started with developing a strong proposal. This workshop is facilitated by Elizabeth Kendall, Associate Vice President of Resource Development, RCC and Interim Director, RCC Foundation and is geared to stakeholders interested in writing grants that support education and students in the community. Snow date January 25. Professional Development CTLE

59. ONLINE: Creating Effective PLC's in the Schools

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

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 2/25/2018

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

60. Nourishing Productivity, Positivity and Performance with Physical Activity

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

Dates: 1/24/2018

Explore the many ways physical activity can be used in the school day to boost energy and learning behaviors such as through gentle stretch breaks, vigorous exercise, yoga, and content-related games. Identify barriers and solutions to your use of physical activity as a teaching tool. (Snow date: January 26) New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register separately.

61. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - January

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

Dates: 1/24/2018

January Mentoring Topic: Learn ways to make your school more physically active for students and staff (Snow date: January 26) Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:




• Build a sustainable wellness team




• Choose a framework that suits your school




• Complete an assessment




• Work on an action plan.




• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register separately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

62. Google Sites - Build a dynamic website

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 1/24/2018

Google developed a new version of Google Sites that is easy to use and dynamic. The site content automatically adjusts to the size of the screen it is being viewed on. Participants will be walked through the features and tools of Google Sites and time will be provided for participants to develop their own site.

63. Putting a Blended Learning Lesson Together

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 1/31/2018

This course is designed for those who have taken the courses on and/or are familiar with Google Classroom, EdPuzzle, Peardeck, and Google Sites. This course will use the tools and materials developed in the previous courses to develop a Blended Learning lesson/unit.

64. Activate, Calm or Focus the Mind: Choosing the Right Classroom Brain Breaks

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

Dates: 2/7/2018

Build confidence in finding the right physical activity for your students from a variety of options. Learn how to pair your students’ need for movement with the most effective activity to enhance learning. (Snow date: February 9, 2018) New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

65. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - February

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

Dates: 2/7/2018

February Mentoring Topic: Learn how to coordinate March Forward (Rockland County’s school-based physical activity awareness day) in your school and promote physical activity in the classroom. Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:



• Build a sustainable wellness team



• Choose a framework that suits your school



• Complete an assessment



• Work on an action plan.



• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25 - Register separately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts. 15 hours, CTLE, inservice,or professional learning. Social Work CEUs available through Rockland BOCES for $25 Fee.
Review the structure and function of the skeletal system. Compare endoskeletons and exoskeletons to focus on the human skeletal system. Collaborate to build activities - how bones can be used to determine the height of individuals.
Temperature has n merous effects at the molecular level. Through discussion of kinetic energy, examine the effects of temperature on various properties in all three states of matter.

69. MAT 403 Number Theory to Spice Up Algebra

Dates: 3/12/2018 to 4/27/2018

Examine many beautiful identities and relationships involving prime numbers, Fibonacci series and a plethora of examples in classes of numbers stated and proven using basic algebra. The identities will evoke curiosity and wonder on part of the students.
A study of electric current and how it impacts day-to-day life through lessons and activities in the current, voltage, resistance. Explore concepts such as power, current, and voltage through circuits in series and parallel, and its application in everyday life through simple activities.

71. Change the Norm: Truly Celebrate When Food is Not the Focus

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

Dates: 3/14/2018

Explore new ideas for celebrating holidays and birthdays in school without food with food using Smart Snacks in School Standards.. (Snow date: March 16, 2018) New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

72. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - March

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

Dates: 3/14/2018

March Mentoring Topic: Become familiar with tools that evaluate healthy school successes, provide resources and guide you to next steps in becoming a healthier school. (Snow date: March 16, 2018) Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:



• Build a sustainable wellness team



• Choose a framework that suits your school



• Complete an assessment



• Work on an action plan.



• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
This online course will allow educators and support staff the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEAL) needs of students. Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. Grade Level K-12. 15 hours CTLE, inservice, or professional learning. This course is available for Social Work CEUs. An additional charge of $25 applies to be paid by check to Rockland BOCES.

74. Nourishing Motivation with Non-Food Rewards and Incentives

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

Dates: 4/25/2018

Learn successful evidence-based strategies for providing students with rewards and recognition without using food. New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

75. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - April

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

Dates: 4/25/2018

April Mentoring Topic: Celebrating success and sustaining momentum of your school health programming. Learn about resources and guidelines to assist in your healthy schools plan. Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:


• Build a sustainable wellness team


• Choose a framework that suits your school


• Complete an assessment


• Work on an action plan.


• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

76. 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,


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.

77. ONLINE: Digital Citizenship in Schools

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

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

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.

78. 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: TBA