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1. Create and Edit a Podcast Using a Chromebook - Virtual training

Location: Online (online, ny)

Audience: All

Dates: 3/31/2020 to 4/7/2020

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Learn to create a Podcast series using nothing but a Chromebook, a mic, free apps, and royalty-free music. The first portion of this course participants will learn the tools, processes, and legalities in creating podcasts. The second portion of the course will be the actual production of a podcast and a discussion about how to use podcasting in your classroom. Please come to class with an idea/topic of a podcast you might like to produce. It is recommended that you bring your own headphones to use during the class. 3/11/20 This training is no a virtual training.

2. Elementary Math PLC - Virtual Training

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 3/31/2020

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The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. Presenters for 3/31 virtual training include: Cathy Fosnot and Lynn Rule on the new MathRack Clock. Lisa Ultan from Chappaqua schools will be sharing/demonstrating the documents she created on number talks and rich tasks.
Looking for ways to maximize Student Engagement while using "face-to-face" or "voice to voice" video conferencing? Dr. Jan Hammond (SUNY New Paltz Professor Emerita) will be sharing with you her ten years of online experience and how she keeps all engaged using tools such as google docs, sheets, and ppt. to keep your class feeling like you are in the classroom with them. Registrants will be provided with a link to register on gotomeeting and a link to complete a google form created by the instructor.

4. Remote Learning Tools for Connecting and Collaborating

Dates: 4/1/2020

Location: Online only

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This workshop is only open to RTC Members and will provide classroom teachers with a brief introduction to free online tools for connecting (Zoom and Loom) and collaborating (Google Slides/Google Docs/Padlet). Workshop format will be interactive, with implementation examples shared, and participant questions answered. Synchronous Online with participation through the use of a desktop, laptop, Chromebook, iPad or Tablet with a webcam and microphone.

5. Teaching Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Activities Online

Audience: All

Dates: 4/1/2020

Location: Online only

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Join us for experiential activities you can use immediately with your students online! Participants will experience this online introductory course on the Zoom platform and will look at the SEL core competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. They will explore themes of cooperation, communication, affirmation and win-win and fair-fair decision-making. Rockland Teachers' Center member districts have priority for this training.

6. Content Literacy Instruction

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

Dates: 4/2/2020 to 5/28/2020

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Participants will access, develop and utilize reading comprehension strategies that will actively engage their students in the learning process. The course will provide 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. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 590-R01.

7. Google Classroom

Audience: All

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 4/27/2020

Location: Online Only

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This course is Free and open to EWTC consortium members ONLY. Google Classroom will bring the benefits of paperless sharing and digital collaboration to classrooms. This platform will allow you to streamline how you manage classes and integrates with Google's other tools like Docs, Drive, and Calendar. At the conclusion of this online class, you will be able to digitally organize, distribute, and collect assignments, course materials, and student work.

8. Online: Cyberbullying and Safety in the Net (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 5/14/2020

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

9. Smart Learning Suite (SLS)

Audience: All

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 4/27/2020

Location: Online Only

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This course is Free and open to EWTC consortium members ONLY. SLS enables students to collaborate on their devices, both inside and outside the classroom. It will allow you to add interactive game-based and collaborative activities to a variety of file types and to send lessons to student devices so they can complete individual handouts or work together in shared workspaces. At the conclusion of this class, you will be able to create engaging interactive lessons, utilize customizable templates to create game based activities, and develop formative assessments that students can answer on any device.

10. Remote Learning Tools for Connecting and Collaborating

Dates: 4/6/2020

Location: Online only

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This workshop is only open to RTC Members and will provide classroom teachers with a brief introduction to free online tools for connecting (Zoom and Loom) and collaborating (Google Slides/Google Docs/Padlet). Workshop format will be interactive, with implementation examples shared, and participant questions answered. Synchronous Online with participation through the use of a desktop, laptop, Chromebook, iPad or Tablet with a webcam and microphone.

11. Teachers Positively Impacting Student Learning: The Three E's of Engagement, Efficacy and Empathy

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

Dates: 4/6/2020 to 5/13/2020

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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. Reading 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 develp 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 connections between hard work and success in school and life. Formerly CMSV CEGE 565-R01.

12. CTLE Certification Extension Series SWD Grades 7-8

Audience: Must be current holder of NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 and have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience with 5th and/or 6th grade levels.

Dates: 4/13/2020 to 6/30/2020

Location: online only

This online course, which is a three part series, is being fully funded by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network and is open only to teachers in member school districts within our region. The primary focus and purpose of this course is to offer current 1-6 certified teachers, who have at least three years of classroom teaching experience at the 5th or 6th grade level, an opportunity to extend their certification to include grades 7&8. Teachers will analyze the shifts in physical, emotional, social and cognitive hallmarks of 7th & 8th grade students and understand the implications for students with disabilities. You will develop tools to teach self-regulation, so that students can achieve success in inclusive learning environment. You will analyze the NYS Next Generation Standards focusing on reading, writing, and math and will develop lesson plans that use evidence based and developmentally appropriate instructional practices to support student achievement. We will examine the fundamental role of transition in IEP's and how to apply these skills to create supportive and informative plans.

13. Hybrid: Building an Online Teacher Center Course (THIS COURSE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CTLE OR INSERVICE HOURS)

Audience: Consortium teachers with 5 or more years of teaching experience

Dates: 4/13/2020 to 5/22/2020

Location: In-Person Sessions will take place at Woodlands HS

This Free online course is only open to our consortium members with 5 or more years of teaching experience. The course will provide you with guided instruction, along with the resources needed, to successfully develop a rigorous, engaging and meaningful online Teacher Center course. At the end of the course, you will have a professional development course ready for consideration by the Teacher Center Policy Board. Since there is no cost for this online program and, is an opportunity to join our cadre of established TC instructors, no inservice or CTLE credit will be available. THERE WILL BE 2 IN PERSON SESSIONS WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 BOTH ARE FROM 4:30-6:30PM at WOODLANDS HS COMPUTER LAB. PLEASE NOTE: This course is limited to 10 participants. Prior to being enrolled in the class, interested consortium teachers will be asked to submit a resume along with the topic of the potential course offering. Our policy board will review your submission to ensure alignment with the Teacher Center goals and objectives and that the topic does not conflict with our current slate of course offerings. You will be notified by email as to the status of your candidacy

14. Online: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/13/2020 to 5/17/2020

Location: Online Only

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

15. Book Club 4/15/20 at KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

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

Dates: 4/15/2020

This month's selection is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson . Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, April 15 at 10:30 at KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY . Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

16. SED 575-96/Teaching Literacy in English as a New Language - Hybrid Course

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 4/18/2020 to 5/2/2020

Examination of literacy skills, methods, and assessments, including reading enrichment and remediation, for teaching English to speakers of a new language and to English learners with disabilities at elementary and secondary levels. Includes study of phonetic and phonological awareness through reading instruction. Asynchronous online learning assignments to be scheduled by instructor. Must be matriculated into TESOL:CR-ITI. By registering through the Rockland Teachers' Center, I authorize SUNY New Paltz to finalize my registration and process the payment of tuition and fees associated with this course. Meeting dates only listed on mylearningplan. End date may vary.

17. Online: Using Cognates with English Language Learners

Audience: All

Dates: 4/20/2020 to 4/23/2020

Location: Online Only

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A word is cognate with another if both are derived from the same word in another language. During this online course experience, participants will explore how the use of cognates support English Language Learning and how to explore the effect of false cognates. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

18. Online Teaching Tools for Continuity of Learning

Audience: All

Dates: 4/22/2020 to 6/2/2020

Location: Online Only

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Come and Immerse yourself in online teaching tools and resources for continuous learning. This 15 hour course, just like many of the courses you are or will be teaching, was developed to assist you as you transfer to a digital classroom. Many of the tools that you will learn about during this course can be used in a traditional classroom, as well as in an online environment so the benefits will be long lasting. The tools that are presented in this course are tools that are being utilized by educators to meet the new structure of teaching and learning. During this course you will learn about and how to use each tool as well as create content that can be used in the continuity of learning. This course is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction with the bulk of it being asynchronous. I will be using Zoom for a synchronous meet up at the start of the class and then we will have check-ins using Google Meet and Zoom throughout the course so that you can experience all of the popular platforms. I am utilizing Google Classroom as our main platform to deliver our instruction and you will experience our method of setting it up. Google Classroom can be structured in several different ways and if you are going to use it, you will need to determine what method works best for you and your students. If you are unfamiliar with Google Classroom, please be sure to ask any questions that you have. Materials can and will be adding to this class to meet your needs. The course dates are the beginning and end date. Course is available 24/7.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this 15 hour online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning. We will support each other in traveling this unknown journey and continue to emphasize that "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."Aristotle As always, we will be committed to learning, growing and achieving together! This course is in alignment with the NYS SAFE SCHOOL goals and benchmarks.Course dates are the beginning and end date.

20. Online: Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching

Audience: All

Dates: 4/22/2020 to 6/2/2020

Location: Online Only

No two students come to class with the same academic abilities, experiences, and needs. However, all students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, skills and standards. "Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching"is a 15 hour online course designed to acquaint educators with innovative digital tools to aid in the differentiation of instruction, ensuring academic success for all students. Teachers will learn to enhance curriculum with audio, visual, and interactive learning experiences so that all children can achieve success, regardless of their skills, interests, learning styles and readiness. Teachers will preview and practice a variety of free digital tools, determine which resources are most appropriate for select students, and master the skills necessary to integrate those digital resources into standards-based curriculum. By the conclusion of the course teachers will be able to design or upgrade a unit of study with digital tools to address the learning needs of their students. The course dates are the beginning and end date. Course is available 24/7.

21. 20-SRP101 How SRP's Can Support Students with ADHD -SRP virtual Seminar

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 4/22/2020

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The number of students in our classrooms diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other attention difficulties has increased dramatically. The symptoms can disrupt the child's learning and affect their relationships with peers and adults. This seminar is designed to help the school related professional achieve a better understanding of ADHD and provide intervention strategies to facilitate positive student behavior. A minimum of 10 is required. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT. This is a virtual training as of 3-17-20.

22. Online: Teaching with Poverty in Mind Book Study

Audience: All

Dates: 4/23/2020 to 5/18/2020

Location: Online Only

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In this introductory online class, we will discuss the social, cognitive, health related and stress- related challenges that economically disadvantaged kids face every day and why there is such a stark disparity in academic achievement between low socioeconomic status students and well-off students. It is designed for teachers who want to learn more about becoming a change agent for students who experience poverty. Throughout the course, we will be using Eric Jensen's book, Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, to explore ways to improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of poverty, stress, trauma and best practices, including how to best use technology to help your students overcome these adversities. Participants should secure their own copy of the book for this class in advance of the start date. Blaire Bookman and MaryAnna Keary are Co-Presidents of Rockland Reading Council.

23. Plaza Suite on B'wy W/ Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker

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

Dates: 4/26/2020

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"Neil Simon will once more set the town laughing."½½½½ - The New York Times. Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker will return to Broadway in the first-ever New York revival of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey. Hudson Theater (141 W. 44 St.), in the heart of Broadway, is a brand new theater that has an ELEVATOR. Sunday, April 26th at 3:00. Front mezz center tickets are $139/149 nonmembers. DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH.

24. Online: Using Flipgrid with ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 4/27/2020 to 4/30/2020

Location: Online Only

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During this online course experience, participants will explore the FREE online tool Flipgrid. Using the Flipgrid, you can connect your learners to the learning and to each other, helping to ensure engagement and reflection. English Language Learners (ELL) will experience opportunities to develop their language and practice language mastery. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

25. Create Multimedia Maps with Google Earth Creation Tools

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

Audience: All

Dates: 4/28/2020

Learn to use the NEW Google Earth Creation Tool to create customized maps. Have your students generate the points of interest and embed text, images, and video to the location. Learn how students can collaborate to develop maps and how they can be shared.

26. Canasta for Beginners - A 6-week session

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

Dates: 5/1/2020 to 6/12/2020

This session is for newbies who would like to learn this fun and social game. Learn to play from a patient and seasoned instructor. Come join us and learn the game while having fun. All sessions will be held at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd., Garnerville, NY. Fee is $40/50 nonmember. Friday dates from 9:30-11:30 are as follows: 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/29, 6/5, & 6/12. Please register by April 1st. . $40/50 nonmember

27. Online: Teacher and Student Reflection (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 5/4/2020 to 6/12/2020

Reflection is a key element in the learning process. Good teachers are able to make decisions quickly when necessary but also know when they should step back and reflect on their work. The same is true of students ½½ they must be able to reflect on their classroom work to enhance learning. Participants in this online class will examine the material they are teaching and design ways to help their students look back and reflect in order to grow as learners. We will introduce end of class prompts to use in the classroom and you will be asked to keep an online journal which will be part of the learning process. We will explore numerous ways to reflect on work and how best to embed into your classroom practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

28. Online:The Best Apps & Extensions that Benefit ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 5/4/2020 to 5/7/2020

Location: Online Only

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During this online course experience, participants will explore the best apps and extensions to use with ELL students. These apps and extensions will allow you to add a new dimension to your teaching and will allow students to continue to enhance and reinforce their academic skills outside of "traditional"½½½½ classroom instruction. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. Since this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

29. Anniversary Fashion Show Luncheon

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

Dates: 5/7/2020

Join us as we celebrate our 17th 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 by Chico's and Lord & Taylor, 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. Thursday, May 7 at 12:00 pm. $52/62 nonmember

30. Making Inclusion Work: Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning and Behavior Problems - 3 Credits

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

Dates: 5/7/2020 to 6/18/2020

This course will provide an overview of the characteristics of effective instructional strategies in a general education classroom. Participants will develop strategies to 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. By the end of this course students should have gained a full understanding of: Special health-related issues, Learning processes of the special education student, motivational and communication techniques, classroom management, the means to update knowledge and skills in the subject taught, current trends and issues, special education legislation, characteristics and etiology of specific disabilities, intervention strategies for children with disabilities, how to adapt the learning environment to meet the needs of exceptional children, and identification of students with disabilities. The text The Inclusive Classroom will provide theoretical support and research-based strategies to improve student learning in mainstream classrooms. Formerly CMSV - CEGE 637-R01.

31. Online: Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 5/11/2020 to 5/14/2020

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will explore teaching strategies using The SIOP Model ® for Mathematics K-12. Specific tasks and examples will be included to provide practice and application of key concepts and academic language for ELLs. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. Since this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

32. "The Lehman Trilogy" on Broadway

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

Dates: 5/13/2020

This show comes to Broadway direct from three sold-out engagements at the National Theatre, the Park Avenue Armory and London's West End. Directed by Academy Award®, Tony® and Golden Globe® winner Sam Mendez, The Lehman Trilogy follows three brothers from their arrival in America in search of a new life, to the collapse of the firm they established, to the resulting financial crisis - the largest in history. The New York Post calls The Lehman Trilogy "the must-see event of the year," adding, "It is epic in every conceivable way. You dare not miss it. Do anything you can to get a ticket." As The Wall Street Journal says, "You should crawl across broken glass to see it." The NY Times declared it "a ticket worth selling your gilt-edged securities for." Nederlander Theater, 208 W. 41st St., between 7th and 8th. Wednesday, May 13th at 1:00 PM. Front mezz tickets are $189/195 nonmember. Please register ASAP.

33. "Hamilton" on Broadway

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

Dates: 5/14/2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer prize-winning transformation of Ron Chernow's biography, Hamilton, into a hip-hop musical is taking the world by storm. At the center of this groundbreaking multi-award-winning new musical is the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, whose ambition drove him from the position of Caribbean outsider to American war hero and George Washington's right-hand man. This exploration of Hamilton's political mastermind is being called "the most exciting and significant musical of the decade."Richard Rogers Theater, 226 W. 46th St. Thursday, May 14 at 7 PM. Front Mezz tickets are $279/290 nonmember. Registration must be completed by December 11th.
This online course is open to all and offered at no cost to our consortium members In this book study, we will have a chance to examine the minds of behaviorally challenged students and school personnel to explore why children do not respond to antiquated disciplinary techniques and zero tolerance policies. During the course of this class, you will become familiar with the current Social Emotional Learning benchmarks. You will also have an opportunity to consider the value of a trauma informed, non-punitive and unilateral approach to reduce inappropriate behavior incidents. At the conclusion of the book study, participants will be able to use communication skills and proactive tools to model behavior that inspires collaboration to build productive relationships with students.WE WILL PURCHASE SUFFICIENT COPIES OF THE Dr. Ross W. Greene BOOK LOST AT SCHOOL; WHY OUR KIDS WITH BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES ARE FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS AND HOW WE CAN HELP THEM PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

35. Online: Strategies for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 5/18/2020 to 5/21/2020

Location: Online Only

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During this online course experience, participants will explore teaching strategies using The SIOP Model ® for Mathematics K-12. Specific tasks and examples will be included to provide practice and application of key concepts and academic language for ELLs. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. Since this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

36. It's Time to Organize Your Drive - Virtual Training

Location: Online (online, ny)

Audience: All

Dates: 5/19/2020

Learn to use the features in Google Drive to get organized. Explore how the new Workspaces feature in Drive works and how it can save you time while getting you organized. As on 3/26/20 this is a virtual training.

37. Book Club 5/20/20 at HAVERSTRAW TOWN HALL

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

Dates: 5/20/2020

This month's selection is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith . Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, May 20 at 10:30 at HAVERSTRAW TOWN HALL . Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

38. EDU 5130/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 5/26/2020 to 6/23/2020

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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. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering for current details to availability. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

39. EDU 5367.02/Methods for Teaching Literacy

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

Dates: 5/26/2020 to 6/23/2020

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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 would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

40. EDU 5393.02/Foundations of Special Education

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

Dates: 5/26/2020 to 6/25/2020

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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.

41. EED 512-95/Children's and Young Adult Literature

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 5/26/2020 to 6/18/2020

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 hybrid class will be held off campus in North Rockland Area 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.

42. EDU 5013.01/Math for the Learning Disabled Student

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

Dates: 5/27/2020 to 6/24/2020

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Examine the most current theory and practice in assessment of reading, language development and literacy. Consider case studies and actual test materials and learn how to evaluate assessment technique effectively and efficiently in relationship to meeting the needs of the children and the curriculum. Prerequisite: EDU 5396 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy or EDU 5402 or 06. Field Experience Required of seven hours. 3 credits in Special Ed and/or Literacy. Required Texts Beers, K. (2003). When kids can't read: What teachers can do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Gunning, T. G. (2013). Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties (5th edition). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Leslie, L. & Caldwell, J. (2010). Qualitative reading inventory, 5th Ed. New York: Addison, Wesley Longman. http://www.awl.com/leslie, Shaywitz, S. (2005). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

43. EDU 5107.02/Math Methods for Childhood Education

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

Dates: 5/27/2020 to 6/24/2020

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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 would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

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

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 5/27/2020 to 6/22/2020

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. This hybrid course will run until June 26, 2020 and will be held off campus in North Rockland Area 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.

45. EDPD 5036/Restorative Justice: Effective Classroom Management Interventions and Solutions

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

Dates: 5/28/2020 to 7/23/2020

Based upon the book Better Than Carrots or Sticks by Dominque Smith, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, participants will learn and apply restorative practices for effective classroom management. These practices will assist teachers in not only teaching academic material but also instruct students in matters pertaining to social skills. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to: hold individual conferences with students to address problematic behavior, move beyond the traditional use of rewards and consequences, and ultimately build a strong classroom climate through restorative practices. REQUIRED Readings: Smith Dominique, et al., Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practivces for Positive Classroom Management. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 2015. Frey, Nancy et al. All Learning is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 2019. *Final projects and reflections due online July 23. (Formerly CMSV - CEGE 645-R01). If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org to set up a college account.

46. "Tina" on Broadway

Location: Lunt Fontanne Theatre (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/3/2020

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Tina follows Tina Turner from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global queen of rock 'n' roll. Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her then husband Ike. The Queen of Rock n' Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with 11 Grammy Awards. Lunt-Fontanne Theater, 205 W. 46 St. Wednesday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm. CENTER front mezz tickets are $153. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 19th.

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

Audience: All

Dates: 6/15/2020 to 7/27/2020

Location: Online The course is available 24/7 during those d

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. The course start date and end date are noted in Frontline MyLEarningPlan. The course is available 24/7 during those dates.
This fun and engaging 15 hour online 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. Course start and end date are noted. Course is available 24/7.

49. Book Club 6/17/20 at KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

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

Dates: 6/17/2020

This month's selection is Inheritance by Dani Shapiro . Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30 at KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY . Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

50. Chelsea Gallery Tour with Art Critique Merrily

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

Dates: 6/18/2020

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, June 18 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 10 people. Please register by April 30th..

51. "Mrs. Doubtfire" on Broadway

Location: Stephen Sondheim Theatre (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/24/2020

This show comes from a sold-out, record-breaking run at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. Starring in the title role in both the world premiere and the Broadway production is the Tony Nominee Rob McClureDaniel Hillard, a struggling, out-of-work actor, will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he disguises himself as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. A hysterical and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, Mrs. Doubtfire is the next big musical comedy for families - of all kinds. Stephen Sondheim Theater , 124 W. 43rd St. Wednesday, June 24 at 2:00 pm. Front mezz tickets are $139/149 nonmember. Please register ASAP.

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

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY) - Woodlands HS Room 136, 475 West Hartsdale Ave., Ha

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 6/27/2020

Location: Woodlands HS Room 136, 475 West Hartsdale Ave., Ha

This Workshop is scheduled for June 27th and it is from 10:00am - 5:00pm. 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. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

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

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/24/2020

In this online course, participants will learn how character education provides guidance for youth to understand their abilities, to strive to reach their fullest potential, to care for others and will cultivate positive self-development. You will also explore ways you can foster this development in your classroom or school community. School can encourage this development in and out of the classroom by focusing on intellectual, social, emotional, and ethical character in students. At the conclusion of this course you will design a plan to implement a character development program that focuses on the needs of your students so they have the optimal chance at success. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

54. ONLINE: Social and Emotional Development in the Classroom(Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/26/2020

Location: Online

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

55. Online: Social Emotional Development

Audience: All

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/26/2020

Location: Online only

Social and emotional learning, when embedded in the classroom (and in the school) curriculum, can have many positive student outcomes. It can reduce aggression and emotional distress among students, can increase collaborative classroom interactions, can improve self confidence and can lead to improved student learning. We will examine the five (5) keys to social emotional learning and look at how it translates to the classroom culture and to classroom management. We will view videos, read articles and explore various strategies with our students. We will focus on self and social awareness, self-management, relationship skills and responsible decision making and the role they play in the classroom.
Helping students cultivate affective skills such as perseverance, emotional management, self motivation, and resilience are key to both their emotional well-being and their ability to engage reflectively with ideas and information. When teachers practice and model these skills, they can be more fully present and able to respond to their students' needs. "Studies show that grade school aged children who learn mindfulness and meditation are more focused and resilient," says Sarah McKay, an Oxford University trained neuroscientist and freelance science writer specializing in mind and brain. "It helps settle them down and improves concentration." This in turn allows for optimal student performance. For teachers, this means that in the midst of everything that goes on in a classroom, we remain aware of what's going on inside our minds and bodies, which can help us with our reactions to a situation and choose a kind and compassionate response. While the practice of mindfulness is never a "cure-all," research suggests that it is a powerful foundation upon which teachers can start to build their social-emotional skills and, in turn, improve their teaching. This course examines the historical and scientific research that has been done supporting the practice of mindfulness in education. Through reading, discussion and exercise, participants will explore how mindfulness can be used everyday with in and out of the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
This online course is open to all and offered at no cost to our consortium members In this book study, we will have a chance to examine the minds of behaviorally challenged students and school personnel to explore why children do not respond to antiquated disciplinary techniques and zero tolerance policies. During the course of this class, you will become familiar with the current Social Emotional Learning benchmarks. You will also have an opportunity to consider the value of a trauma informed, non-punitive and unilateral approach to reduce inappropriate behavior incidents. At the conclusion of the book study, participants will be able to use communication skills and proactive tools to model behavior that inspires collaboration to build productive relationships with students.WE WILL PURCHASE SUFFICIENT COPIES OF THE Dr. Ross W. Greene BOOK LOST AT SCHOOL; WHY OUR KIDS WITH BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES ARE FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS AND HOW WE CAN HELP THEM PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

58. Swan Lake Ballet - American Ballet Theater @ Metropolitan Opera House

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

Dates: 7/1/2020

Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. Featuring the unforgettable corps de ballet moving in magical unison as the majestic, glimmering swans, this romantic fable of dreamlike transformation, set to Tchaikovsky's glorious score, inspires awe and wonder. Wednesday, July 1st at 2:00 pm. We have the best seats in the house: premier orchestra center. Tickets are $110/115 nonmember. Please register by January 30th.

59. EDU 5085.02/Instructional Strategies for Special Education

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

Dates: 7/1/2020 to 7/29/2020

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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 would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

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

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

Dates: 7/1/2020 to 7/29/2020

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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 would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

61. Online: Look Who's Talking: Accountable Talk in Your Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/6/2020 to 8/2/2020

Location: Online Only

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This course is FREE to consortium members and 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. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
This online course is FREE to consortium members and is designed for all teachers in the general education setting (K-12) who wish to gain an overview of the special education process. Teaching the Exceptional Child: An Introduction to Special Education was developed with the general education teacher in mind who is looking for an understanding of how to best support the varied learning abilities in one classroom. By the end of this course, participants will be able to navigate through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), understand their role in a Committee of Special Education (CSE) meeting, describe the history of Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), identify and dive deeply into the 13 classifications of disabilities, all while collaboratively evaluating scenarios to best educate the exceptional child. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

63. Accomplished Teaching Series

Location: White Plains High School (White Plains NY 10605, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 7/6/2020 to 7/10/2020

Join colleagues in an exciting Professional Learning Experience where teachers study their pedagogy and find evidence of their accomplished teaching! Built to engage teachers in reflective analysis of their own practice, the Accomplished Teaching Series is personalized Professional Development at its best. Each day we will immerse ourselves in one of the 5 Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards by articulating ways to grow our knowledge of students, the subjects we teach, monitoring and management of student learning, reflective adjustments to future teaching, and engagement in professional learning communities. Teachers will self-identify their present position on a teacher-leader growth continuum and determine their own next steps on their journey to Accomplished Teaching. Information about National Board Certification and subsequent ATS modules will be available for any teachers who express an interest in continuing this reflective work. Participants should bring laptop/tablet/device; internet access will be provided. Prior to the end of this school year, the facilitator will reach out to have participating teachers gather examples of student work or other artifacts for their own use in the sessions.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this 15 hour online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning. We will support each other in traveling this unknown journey and continue to emphasize that "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."Aristotle As always, we will be committed to learning, growing and achieving together! This course is in alignment with the NYS SAFE SCHOOL goals and benchmarks.Course dates are the beginning and end date.

65. Online: Curriculum Mapping for Teachers - Using Online Mapping Tools to Plan Instruction

Audience: All

Dates: 7/7/2020 to 8/18/2020

Location: Online Only

This 15 hour online course is or those who want to design thematic teaching units that will spark the interest of all students. Participants will explore the key components of mapping and design their own curriculum maps. With frequent collaboration and feedback from colleagues, participants will know what works, and what needs work, before ever meeting their students. This course uses Atlas Rubicon for course mapping. The course start date and end date are listed. The course is available 24/7.
Teachers in today's fast pace technology world must be able to deal with the new Cyber Bullying epidemic that has become a growing concern for students, parents, and educators. We will research what online bullying might look like and what tactics our students use to torment their victims. We will look at it's impact on teaching and learning and apply strategies that will help reduce and/or eliminate the instances of cyber-bullying in our classrooms and in our schools. Using the CyberSmart curriculum that stresses that cyber bullying can be controlled, we will develop classroom lesson plans and materials we can share with our parents while looking at students' rights and laws that must be considered when confronting these situations in the new school year. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

67. Online: Critical Thinking and Questioning Techniques (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: All

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

Location: Online Only

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

68. Online: Exceptional Students and Higher-Level Thinking (Offered By the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12

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

Location: Online Only

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

69. Online: English as a New Language: Strategies and Tools for Success (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Specials

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

Location: Online only

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

70. Online: Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind (This online course is only open to teachers who took the introductory class Teaching with Poverty in Mind)

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

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

Location: Online Only

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

71. Master's Degree Program in Education Administration - Fall 2020 Semester 1

Audience: All

Dates: 9/1/2020 to 12/15/2020

Location: Greenburgh CSD

The Edith Winthrop Teacher Center in collaboration with Hunter College is offering a master's degree program which is designed to prepare New York State certified teachers and pupil personnel service providers for roles in administration and supervision of Pre-K through Grade 12 educational settings. The Education Administration Master's Degree is a clinically rich program, embedding coursework and fieldwork seamlessly as participants lead change at the student, adult and system level. The program is a cohort-model led by expert instructors, fully integrating important education leadership related concepts into core fieldwork and internship assignments. This model supports a mastery-based approach with feedback that focuses on the participants' growth as well as the assignment itself. Courses take place on one afternoon/evening per week. THIS IS THE FIRST PHASE OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. ONCE YOU ARE REGISTERED ON MLP YOU MUST BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH HUNTER COLLEGE. PLEASE COPY THE LINK BELOW FOR ADDTIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION. https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=Hunter-G