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1. Center for Active & Retired Community Membership from 9/1/21 through 8/31/22

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

Dates: 9/1/2021

Membership for one year ending August 31, 2022. Membership cannot be prorated. Dues are $45 for the year. HOWEVER, IF YOU SIGN UP BY SEPTEMBER 1, YOU WILL PAY THE DISCOUNTED FEE OF $40.

2. GREENBURGH CSD NEW TEACHER INSTITUTE September 14, 2021 - June 14, 2022

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

Dates: 9/14/2021 to 6/14/2022

Location: Multi Purpose Room

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO NEW TEACHERS IN THE GREENBURGH CSD DATES AND TIMES: 3:30 - 4:30PM September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14, ***5 additional hours will be spent on assignments outside of our sessions

3. EDU 5490.01 - Literacy Development in Grades 7-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/18/2022 to 5/6/2022

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This online course prepares specialists to work collaboratively with content area and grade level teachers in grades 7-12. The content includes the analysis of the language demands of texts, the skills needed to read texts with advanced language and to identify and implement strategies to enable grade 7-12 students to meet those demands. Differentiation of instruction and the collaborative process are significant parts of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs 1/19-5/6/22. Only start and end dates are listed.

4. ART 5031.01//Contemporary Sculpture

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/18/2022 to 5/3/2022

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The beginning or advanced student will learn to interpret and express spatial forms hoping to achieve harmony through the practice of organizing elements in actual space. This will occur through developing a sense of design, both formal and conceptual. This process may take its form through construction, modeling and casting. Students will be encouraged to incorporate metaphor into their work, helping to amplify their creative process. Assigned projects will revolve around materials, central themes and current issues. Open to matriculated students only. Only start and end dates are listed.
Learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run synchronous online on Thursdays 7pm from 1/20-5/5/22. Only start and end dates are listed.

6. ART 5047.01/Art Design and the Computer

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/24/2022 to 5/2/2022

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This course is designed to use the fine and applied arts in combination with computer programs. The student will explore visual techniques in a traditional fashion while learning to use the computers to expand and explore contemporary models of aesthetic productions. Students will spend some time in a traditional studio, although the finished work will be in a digital format. Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop will be utilized. Three hours of required lab time per week. Open to matriculated students only. Only start and end dates are listed.

7. EDU 5083.03 - Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 1/24/2022 to 5/2/2022

This course is designed to provide an intensive study of the assessment process as it relates to the special education teacher. Students will learn the purpose of assessment, measurement concepts and technical adequacy and experience how to administer and interpret test data. Students will explore ways to communicate assessment information and assessment issues related to I.D.E.A. The focus will be on a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will prepare a final report dealing with a comprehensive assessment to include the creation of an I.E.P. for a student with a disability. As part of a formative process, the required portfolio will be reviewed as part of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

8. Cohort 1 Semester 4 - Spring Hunter/EWTC Master Degree in Educational Leadership Program

Audience: All

Dates: 1/25/2022 to 5/10/2022

Location: Online

This registration link is ONLY for Cohort 1, Semester 4 participants that began the EWTC/Hunter Educational Leadership Program in September 2020.

9. Cohort 2 Semester 2 - Spring 2022 Master's Degree Program in Educational Leadership

Audience: All

Dates: 1/25/2022 to 5/10/2022

Location: Greenburgh CSD

This registration link is ONLY for Cohort 2, Semester 2 participants who have been accepted into the EWTC/HUNTER Educational Leadership Program starting in Fall 2021.

10. Pandemic Fatigue? Find Your Flow in 2022

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2022

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Are you experiencing pandemic fatigue? Have you found yourself staying up late, joylessly binging TV shows and doom scrolling through the news, or simply navigating your day uninspired and aimless? Chances are you're languishing. We will take a look at the key indicators of languishing and present three ways to escape that "meh" feeling and start finding your flow. Please watch the following 16 minute video: https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_grant_how_to_stop_languishing_and_start_finding_flow?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare Free for members. Nonmembers pay $10. Join us on Monday, January 27 at 10:00 for an invigorating and inspiring discussion. Please sign up by 1/22 to receive the Zoom link on time.

11. EDU 5460.03 - Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II

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

Dates: 1/27/2022 to 3/31/2022

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Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler, and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of the inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Required Texts: "Early Childhood Education” K., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Roundtree Henderson, W., and Valero- Kerrick A. (2014), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd. and "Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor” , by Mindes, Gayle (2014), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Ed. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

12. E-books for ELLs

Dates: 1/31/2022 to 2/3/2022

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E-books should be introduced for learning because this is a digital era. Everyone is having a smartphone and a tablet. So, if E-Books are introduced, it will be of great help. Access to knowledge in terms of flexibility has changed.E- books also help teach ESL as a secondary language.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.

13. Online: Technology Generation, February 1 - March 15, 2022 (WTCI))

Audience: Classroom teachers in grades 2-12

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 3/15/2022

Location: Online Only

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In this online course, we will explore the most recent advancements in technology and how they can be integrated into the classroom curriculum. We will examine Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and create engaging learning experiences that focus on both science and social studies. We will experiment with the top math sites and develop corresponding lesson plans that will make learning concrete for our students. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

14. EDU 5000 - Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 3/1/2022

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Manhattanville Courses. For matriculated student only.

15. EDU 5077 - Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 3/1/2022

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Manhattanville Courses. For matriculated student only.

16. EDU 5380.02 - Curriculum, Management, and Assessment

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

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 4/5/2022

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This course will explore ways for childhood educators to develop curricula, plan and implement instruction within the full range of students' abilities in a role as an apprentice in a school setting. Develop methods for assessing student learning. Examine the application of research as a method for gathering data, planning and assessment toward instruction improvement and student performance. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

17. EDU 5393 - Foundations of Special Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 3/1/2022

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Manhattanville Courses. For matriculated student only.

18. EDU 5403 - Mathematics Curriculum and Methodology in Middle Childhood/Adol. Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 3/1/2022

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Manhattanville Courses. For matriculated student only.

19. EDU 5569 - Critical Pedagogy of Place

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 3/1/2022

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Manhattanville Courses. For matriculated student only.

20. A Lesson in Happiness: The Groundhog Day Philosophy

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 2/2/2022

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Join us today to celebrate Groundhog Day from a different perspective. You don't have to be familiar with the movie to enjoy the deeper universal meaning that it conveys. We will listen to an inspiring clip by psychologist Katarina Blom and engage in a meaningful discussion about cultivating happiness. Please watch the following 26 minute UTUBE video prior to joining the program: Ground Hog Day analysis | A Lesson In Happiness https://youtu.be/KT2fqrMjTSQ Wednesday, February 2nd at 10:00 am. Free for members. Nonmembers pay $10.Please register by 1/25 to receive the Zoom link on time.

21. EDU 5108.02 - Childhood Science Methods

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

Dates: 2/2/2022 to 4/6/2022

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

22. The Way I See Things: Supporting Students with Autism - Zoom (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/2/2022

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Ending the achievement gap between students with and without disabilities requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar provides evidence based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT(WKS SRP12).This training is limited to SRPs.

23. EDU 5130.03 - Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 2/3/2022 to 4/7/2022

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 would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.
This training will focus on Stress Management for Wellness. The presentation will cover the different types of stress and how to use the 4 A's of Stress Management: Avoid, Alter, Adapt, Accept.
As stress management can be a unique process for each person, we will be reviewing creative ways of managing stress for participants to consider and implement.
Outcomes
1. Participants will be able to distinguish between different types of stress including eustress,distress, chronic stress, and acute stress.
2. Participants will be able to identify the 4 A's of Stress Management: Avoid, Alter, Adapt, Accept.
3. Participants will be able to recognize at least 2 stress management techniques for self care.
This presentation is sponsored by Montefiore Nyack Hospital and part of "Renewing Wellness" Series sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

25. Online: Cyberbullying and Safety in the Net, February 7 - March 21, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators and All Staff

Dates: 2/7/2022 to 3/21/2022

Location: Online

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.

26. ENL Strategies that Work

Dates: 2/7/2022 to 2/10/2022

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During this online course experience, participants will explore and learn best practices for working with ELLs. These strategies will include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension. 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.

27. Restorative Practices - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/9/2022

In this workshop participants will explore Restorative Practices as a tool to build social capital and achieve social discipline through participatory learning and decision-making. All humans are hardwired to connect. Just as we need food, shelter and clothing, human beings also need strong and meaningful relationships to thrive. Restorative practices is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. Though new to the social sciences, restorative practices has deep roots within indigenous communities throughout the world.

NAMI Ending the Silence for Educators is a free 1 -hour mental health discussion for school professionals to help them better understand the emotional and behavioral difficulties that may be early warning signs of mental health concerns in the children and adolescents in their classrooms. This presentation also provides tips on how to intervene once the symptoms are recognized and suggestions on how to communicate with the parents and caregivers of the students to achieve the best possible outcome.

This free, virtual presentation is led by a team from your community consisting of a young adult with a mental health condition a staff member from NAMI Rockland familiar with resources available in the community. The presentation will share how to:

Understand the difference between "bad behavior” and symptoms of a mental health condition

Recognize early warning signs.

Communicate and partner with families effectively.

Link to community services quickly.

Create a supportive learning environment for all students.

29. Supporting ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom

Dates: 2/14/2022 to 2/17/2022

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During this online course experience, participants will learn strategies to support English Language Learners in the mainstream classroom. 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.

30. Early Literacy

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/15/2022

This early literacy training will cover the Pillars of Literacy, Reading and the Brain, Phonological Awareness, and Ways to Support Young Readers. This training is sponsored by Rockland Reading Council, STAC and RTC. Dr. Christina Clark of the Nyack School District will facilitate the session.
Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT(WKS SRP45). This training is limited to SRPs.
Participants will explore the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) framework which is intended to help education stakeholders create student-centered learning environments that affirm cultural identities; foster positive academic outcomes; develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; empower students as agents of social change; and contribute to individual student engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through the cultivation of critical thinking.

Dr. Russell Tobe will discuss advances in the diagnosis of and treatments for autism spectrum disorders. Specifically, Dr. Tobe will review efforts to better detect symptom response in clinical trials while presenting novel medication approaches currently under investigation that modulate ‘social' hormones, the gut microbiome, and the endocannabinoid system.

Dr. Tobe is a board-certified adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is Director of the Clinical Evaluation Center at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research where he works with a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatric nurses, clinical evaluators, and research support assistants to study brain development and autism spectrum disorders.

This training is available on site at Jawonio Autism Resource Training Center or virtually and is offered in partnership with Jawonio.

Join the optional Working with Students with Autism PLC on 2/16 8PM, where attendees will be provided with an avenue for rich discussions, shared ideas, and success stories around working with students with Autism.

34. Working with Students with Autism PLC #7 - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/16/2022


The Working with Students with Autism PLC is run in conjunction with Jawonio's trainings on Autism. Each session will follow a Jawonio training. Participants will explore how to apply the trainings content into best practices. The PLC will provide an avenue for rich discussions, shared ideas, and success stories around working with students with Autism.

You must attend the 7PM presentation Autism: Recent Advance in Diagnosis and Treatment to attend this session on Zoom.

Topic #7: Recent Advance in Diagnosis and Treatment in Autism

The PLC will be facilitated by Kristin Kiggins, Supervisor of Behavior Specialists, Jawonio.

35. Lee Krasner - The Other Pollock

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 2/17/2022

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Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock's wife, was an artist in her own right. From her childhood in early 1900s Brooklyn to the end of her life in East Hampton, Lee Krasner painted with a distinctive, courageous vision. It was this vision that pushed her to persevere as an artist in spite of adversity and tragedy. Discover her groundbreaking talent through her amazing art. Please watch the following 1 hour long video: https://youtu.be/RPZF2PupF20 Thursday, February 17 at 10:00. Free for members. $10 for nonmembers.Please register by 2/14 to receive the zoom link on time.

Knowing the signs and impact of trauma when presenting in a student can be an immediate opening for needed support, and help them thrive in and out of the classroom. The training content will provide an overview of basic assessment and cover ways of connecting with the hyperactive or disengaged student who may be carrying more than books in their backpack. This training is delivered via Zoom. Minimum of 15 required.

This training is provided through a collaboration between VCS Inc and RTC. Social Workers: Check "hours" during the registration process. Social Work CEUs will be awarded by NYSED approved Social Work CEU provider VCS.

37. An Overview of Juneteenth and How it is Celebrated Locally - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo) - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 2/17/2022

Location: Zoom

Learn the history of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, which commemorates the emancipation of the last slaves in the U.S. We will review how it is celebrated throughout the United States and concentrate on how we celebrate locally, explore and discuss ideas that can be used in the classroom.View items associated with traditions and are part of our Juneteenth celebration. Virginia "Ginny" Norfleet is the Founder of the Haverstraw African American Connection

38. EDPD 5013.01/Digital Tools to Support Meaningful Learning

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

Dates: 2/17/2022 to 4/21/2022

Educators and support staff will become experts on using digital tools to communicate, create, collaborate and assess students. Participants will gain an understanding of Internet tools to create online resources, screen casting, assessments, online portfolios, and communication options for students and parents, and how to maximize the learning environment to reach students through different learning mediums. REQUIRED TEXT(S) No textbook is required for this course. Critical reading of assigned articles and supplementary materials is embedded throughout the course. Final projects and reflections due online by April 21, 2022. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information.

39. EDPD 5037.01/Strategies for Students Living in Poverty

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

Dates: 2/17/2022 to 4/21/2022

Students living in poverty face challenges that educators may miss in our school settings. Ruby Payne (2019) says that students living in poverty are often in "survival mode.” This can make learning in schools challenging, but certainly not impossible for students. As a result of this course, participants will develop methods and strategies that will best meet the learning needs of students living in poverty. Participants will understand the nature of poverty and how poverty affects behavior and academic performance. Once an understanding of poverty has been established, participants will "embrace the mindset of change” necessary to assist students living with poverty (Jensen, 2009). Participants will view students as having "fluid intelligence” and develop action steps necessary to positively influence the way in which students can better understand learning standards and grow as learners/thinkers. Finally, participants will develop classroom level factors to improve student performance following the SHARE method developed by Jensen in his book titled Teacher with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does To Kids' Brains And What Schools Can Do About It (2009). The SHARE method stands for: Standards-based curriculum and instruction; Hope building; Arts, athletics, and Advanced Placement; Retooling of the operating system; and Engaging instruction. Required Readings: "A Framework for Understanding Poverty-A Cognitive Approach”, 6th ed., by Payne, Ruby (2019). Aha Press, Highlands, Texas; "Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices”, by Kathleen M. Budge and William H. Parrett (2018) ASCD Alexandria, VA; "Engaging Students Living in Poverty”, by Jensen, Eric (2014) ASCD: Alexandria, VA. This course was formerly CMSV CEGE 639-R01. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Final projects and reflections due online by April 21, 2022.

40. Virtual Gallery Tour with Merrily 2/21

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 2/21/2022

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The winter art season is in full swing with shows newly opened around town. In our one-hour virtual gallery tour, we will visit exhibitions that are attracting attention and generating conversation. At each gallery, Merrily will introduce the exhibition and give background on the artists via video and photos. Audience interaction is always welcome. Information about specific galleries will be coming soon. Monday, February 21 at 10:00. $25 members/$30 nonmembers. Please register by 2/17.

41. Autism: First Responders and Community Organizations - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/23/2022


This presentation will outline and describe resources for a variety of first responders who may encounter individuals in crisis or need of redirection and/or optimum referral resources. focus on educating emergency service professionals on how to work effectively with individuals with Autism. Proactive interventions will help facilitate a better relationship with the individuals they serve.

Jawonio presenters: Jane Mullin, LCSW-R and Kristin Kiggins, M.S Behavior Specialist, and Jon Ginsburg, Incident Manager.

This training is available on site at Jawonio Autism Resource Training Center or virtually and is offered in partnership with Jawonio.

42. Online: Adjusting Your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, Be Persistent and Persevere - (2/24/22-4/2/22)

Location: Online (online, ny) - Virtual

Dates: 2/24/2022 to 4/2/2022

Location: Virtual


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

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





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





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





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





•contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community

Social Work CEUs provided by Rockland BOCES - $25 fee paid directly to Rockland BOCES.

This course will be delivered via google classroom. Registrants will be provided a Rockteach email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date
This 15 hour asynchronous course is designed to help educators improve student engagement. With the onset of COVID, students and teachers were thrown into a whole new arena of teaching. With that came challenges that could not have been imagined. As the new hybrid-remote model began, more and more students seemed to become more detached from the curriculum. They are experiencing internet issues, not showing their faces on camera, and not interacting like they used to with their peers and teachers. What can we do to try and remedy this situation and encourage our students to become more interested and involved in their learning? Participants will read articles, watch videos, and study strategies that have been used by others in their field. They will develop and share their ideas on student engagement with the other participants in the course. This course will be delivered via Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date.
This 15 hour course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English New Language students using key and relevant strategies. This course will include an exploration into strategies that promote embodied learning, multiliteracies and translanguaging and vocabulary incustion. Participants will learn Lingua Franca, a language systematically used to make communication possible between people not sharing a motor tongue as well as learn how to use Cognates to connect with students and increase English language learning. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teachers' Center gmail account to participate in this course a few days before the start date. Dates listed are start and end dates. The course is available 24/7.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is the initial help offered to a young person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental health disorder or a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate help is received or until the crisis resolves. This course is designed to reduce the stigmas associated with mental health illnesses. In this course participants will learn how to recognize warning signs of mental health and substance use challenges and implement a 5-step action plan.
The course is divided into two sessions. Participants are required to complete a 2-hour self-paced webinar at least one week prior to the instructor-led training. The instructor-led training is a 6- hour training, which includes breaks.
Participants will need a laptop or desktop with camera and microphone capabilities to participate in the instructor-led training. As per the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, participants are expected to be present with cameras on 90% of the instructor-led training.
A minimum of 15 is required to run the program.

46. Online: Assessment and Innovative Data Instruction, February 28 - April 8, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/28/2022 to 4/8/2022

Location: Online

A central aspect of teachers' professional knowledge and competence is the ability to assess students' achievements adequately. Data driven instruction is a precise and calculated approach to improve student comprehension throughout the school year. Implementing and utilizing data to drive instruction is perceived to be an overwhelming task. This course will help educators use data analysis to improve student learning. The use of different assessment types and data are at the heart of data driven instruction. Participants will analyze data, focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, types of assessment, and the building blocks to successful data driven instruction implementation. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

47. Online: Fostering Resilient Learners, February 28 - April 11, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: All

Dates: 2/28/2022 to 4/11/2022

Location: Online

In this course participants will focus on the application of theories of teaching and behavioral guidance to foster resilient learners. Participants will learn how environmental factors impact students' ability to learn and demonstrate resilience. Through the use of specific methods and strategies, teachers will learn how to develop beneficial relationships and teach their students self-regulation techniques. Other topics include classroom organization, instructional methods, teaching style, grit, responsibility, emotional competence, engagement and much more. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
The focus on building our students' growth mindset capacity continues to prove to be an important role for educators. Teachers are often aware of the concepts behind mindsets but have not looked at their lessons and teaching techniques in relation to the concept. Teachers in this course will develop methods for reflecting on their current practices and materials in a manner that will assist their students in growing this essential capacity. Present research and best practices will be evaluated and utilized to improve student learning outcomes in the classroom PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

49. Online: Improving Students Outcomes through Effective Homework, February 28 - April 8, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 2/28/2022 to 4/8/2022

Location: Online Only

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

50. Utilizing Electronic Graphic Organizers

Dates: 2/28/2022 to 3/3/2022

Graphic Organizers are a key component to planning, comprehension and production. The visual aspect of graphic organizers is key for the ENL student. This course will share numerous templates that can be used as is or edited. Tricks and tips to create organizers in Google Drawings and Docs will be demonstrated. 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

51. Suicidal Risk: How to Ask and What to Do about it - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/28/2022

This one-hour presentation will cover:


• When and how to ask about suicidal thinking


• How to conduct a brief screening


• How to minimize risk


• Where to go for additional help
This training is sponsored by MHA Rockland and is facilitated by Sonia Wagner, Sonia Wagner, LCSW-R Executive Vice President, MHA of Rockland.

52. The Confluence Model Of Storytelling - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/28/2022 to 3/14/2022

New

The Confluence Model of Storytelling was created by David Gonzalez to teach his style of multi-layered performance. Educators can use this model of storytelling in their teacher practice or as a way to teach students storytelling.In this model the three distinct modes of communication; language, voice, and gesture, are seen as independent "rivers” which flow together - Confluence.

In the training module we work to identify and enhance each expressive river. This is accomplished through fun vocal exercises, physical expression activities, explorations into the poetics of language, and releasing the imagination through interactive games. Next we work to bring these streams into combination with the goal of enriching communication through engaging and effective storytelling

This training is facilitated by Dr. David Gonzalez, a professional storyteller, poet, playwright, musician and public speaker. Dr. David Gonzalez earned his doctorate from New York University's School of Education. You must attend all 3 session to receive CTLE.

53. Online: All Learners - ADD and ADHD, March 1 - April 13, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators and Professionals in grades K - 12

Dates: 3/1/2022 to 4/13/2022

Location: Online only

This online course, which is open to teachers and other professionals, will include instruction in both the whole class and small group setting for students with ADD/ADHD. We will examine current research and best practices as well as researched based intervention techniques for both academic and behavioral challenges. We will explore the website ADDitude and use the resources on this site to create a teacher guide outlining strategies to enhance student learning. Differentiation, multiple intelligence, and setting long and short term goals will be a focus for the lesson planning segment. The teacher/parent connection will be established as a support system for the student. Strategies such as cooperative learning, organizational skills, and graphic organizers will be shared and applied to various grade levels. We will read and discuss case studies, teacher testimonials and incorporate best practices into our lessons. Each teacher will leave this course with a classroom management plan that includes strategies for successful teaching and learning. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

54. Online: Discussions and Questioning to Build Deep Thinking, March 1 - April 8, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 3/1/2022 to 4/8/2022

Location: Online

This course may be taken for graduate or inservice credit. Since the two options are listed separately, please be sure to register accordingly. In this online course, participants will explore how to facilitate classroom discussions through engaging conversations, the role of teachers as coaches during this process and how best to provide a supportive classroom environment when integrating higher order questioning techniques. When we closely examine the value of student participation in small group discussions, we find that students are able to connect with each other's thoughts and opinions and are able to engage in higher level critical thinking. Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including the following skills: comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. We will examine the link between critical thinking skills and questioning techniques by taking an in depth look at Bloom's Taxonomy and the quote, "Maslow before Bloom.” At the end of the course, you will have the tools needed to transfer responsibility from yourself to your students to speak purposefully, think outside of the box and lead an effective and engaging classroom discussion. Participants will need to purchase the following required text to participate in this course - Walsh, J. A., & Sattes, B. D. (2015). Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful speaking, engaged listening, deep thinking. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

55. Online: Gender Identity: Myths, Truths and Equity, March 1 - March 29, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K -12

Dates: 3/1/2022 to 3/29/2022

Location: Online

In this online course, we will explore the issues surrounding gender identity and the use of proper pronouns. Using the correct pronouns will help students feel safe, comfortable, and respected in the classroom. We will discuss the distinction between sex and gender and how we can make positive changes in the classroom to eliminate any harassment and bullying. We will also design specific strategies, share resources and discuss how to conduct successful parent teacher conferences while respecting confidentiality. At the conclusion of this class, we will be better prepared to support an individual's gender identity and life experiences and to provide our younger generation with a safe, inclusive and non threatening classroom environment. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

56. EDPD 5050.01/Discussions and Questioning to Build Deep Thinking (WTCI)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/1/2022 to 4/15/2022

In this online course, participants will explore how to facilitate classroom discussions through engaging conversations, the role of teachers as coaches during this process and how best to provide a supportive classroom environment when integrating higher order questioning techniques. When we closely examine the value of student participation in small group discussions, we find that students are able to connect with each other's thoughts and opinions and are able to engage in higher level critical thinking. Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including the following skills: comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. We will examine the link between critical thinking skills and questioning techniques by taking an in depth look at Bloom's Taxonomy and the quote, "Maslow before Bloom.” At the end of the course, you will have the tools needed to transfer responsibility from yourself to your students to speak purposefully, think outside of the box and lead an effective and engaging classroom discussion. Required Text: "Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful Speaking, Engaged Listening, Deep Thinking", by J. A. Walsh & B. D. Sattes, 2015, Alexandria, VA: ASCD. This course will run asynchronous online from March 1-April 15, 2022. Only start and end dates are listed. If you are taking for graduate credit and are not a student of Manhattanville, please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for info on creating your account.

57. Online Teaching Tools to Support English Language Learners

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022

New
Welcome to Online Teaching Tools to Support English Language Learners. Many of the strategies and tools that you will learn about can be used in a traditional classroom, as well as in an online or hybrid environment so the benefits will be long lasting. The strategies and technology tools selected are being used throughout the region to meet the ever changing structure of education. This 15-week online course will run through Google Classroom. During this experience, participants will explore a variety of online teaching tools that will support ENL learners in unique ways. During this course, participants will explore tools such as Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, Kami, Seesaw, and Screencastify. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so that you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. Course is available 24/7 from the start date to end date. Priority registration to the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network.

58. Increasing Comprehension of ELLs for SRPs (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 3/1/2022

New
This seminar will familiarize participants with who our English language learners are and the challenges that they face as they acquire a new language. Participants will have the opportunity to examine how critical culture is and its impact on an English learner's identity as well as explore strategies for making information more comprehensible and accessible to ELLs. This training is limited to school-related professionals with priority registration from the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network.

59. Online: New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, March 2 - 24, 2022(EWTC)

Audience: K-12 Educators in All Areas

Dates: 3/2/2022 to 3/24/2022

Location: Online Only

This discounted ($25 registration fee) course is open to all. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. "The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change; and contribute to individual student engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through the cultivation of critical thinking." (New York State Education Department) This workshop will introduce this framework to participants and have them think about ways to provide appropriate support and services to educate all students effectively and equitably while promoting positive student outcomes. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCEd.

60. A Perfect Match: Coding and ENL

Dates: 3/7/2022 to 3/10/2022

Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age, and it is important for kids to understand and be able to work with and understand the technology around them. It also helps children with communication, creativity, math,writing, confidence and English learning. 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.

61. EDPD 5040.01/Responding to Literature with Power

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/7/2022 to 5/3/2022

In this course, students will understand how to construct, teach, and enhance writing responses to texts. They will learn how to implement a yearlong framework that will move students from simple responses to multi paragraph essays. Students will learn how to adapt their lessons to reach all learners. Finally, they will use the lessons taught to create a framework that is relevant to their particular students. Required Texts: Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey. (2013). Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition Paperback. Alexandria, VA:: ASCD. and Kylene Beers and Robert E Probst. (2013). Notice & Note Strategies for Close Reading. New Hampshire: Heinemann. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. This course will run synchronously online from March 7-May 3, 2022.

This interactive webinar's three main objectives are:

Attendees will gain an understanding of the medical aspects of a concussion

Attendees will gain an appreciation of the struggles a concussed student face

Attendees will learn strategies to help concussed students be successful in returning to academics.

This presentation has been viewed by over 2,000 people employed in the educational field. This includes teachers, nurses, social workers, administrators and even bus drivers. The techniques discussed are well used education techniques for many current students. Attendees will learn how to apply them to students who have suffered a concussion.

Presenter: Michelle Kellen, M.Ed., Professional Development Manager, Brain Injury Association of New York State.

BIANYS will provide CEUs in the following areas: Social Work, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and Occupational Therapy. RTC will provide CTLE hours

This training is co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of NYS, Rockland Teachers' Center, and The Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
Gamification is the use of game elements and game design techniques in non-game contexts. It also empowers and engages the learners with motivational skills towards a learning approach and sustaining a relaxed atmosphere. This is when ENl students feel most confident and English language learning is a success. 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.
What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners while taking into consideration the four stages of immigrant parent involvement. This training is limited to school-related professionals with priority registration from the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network.

Overview and contrast of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC) Systems, including the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and American Sign Language (ASL). ACC Systems help: Develop intentional communication. Reduce negative or challenging behaviors caused by frustration, Increase opportunities for interaction and learning, Develop social skills and the ability to build meaningful relationships and Improve spoken language skills.

Jawonio Presenter: Stacey Kantrowitz.
This training is available on site at Jawonio Autism Resource Training Center or virtually and is offered in partnership with Jawonio.

Join the optional Working with Students with Autism PLC on 3/16 8PM, where attendees will be provided with an avenue for rich discussions, shared ideas, and success stories around working with students with Autism with a focus on the Jawonio session.

66. Working with Students with Autism PLC #8 - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 3/16/2022


The Working with Students with Autism PLC is run in conjunction with Jawonio's trainings on Autism. Each session will follow a Jawonio training. Participants will explore how to apply the trainings content into best practices. The PLC will provide an avenue for rich discussions, shared ideas, and success stories around working with students with Autism.

You must attend the 3/16 7PM presentation Autism: Communication with Non-Verbal People to attend this session on Zoom.

Topic #8: Communication with Non-Verbal People in Autism

The PLC will be facilitated by Kristin Kiggins, Supervisor of Behavior Specialists, Jawonio. A minimum of 6 is required to run the session.

67. EDPD 5011.01/Creating and Leading a Flipped Classroom

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

Dates: 3/17/2022 to 5/6/2022

Participants will develop strategies to create and lead classroom learning environments that are "flipped.” In 2014, the Flipped Learning Network defined flipped learning as "a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting groups space is a dynamic, interactive learning environment.” Participants will develop strategies to guide students as they "apply concepts and engage creatively in subject matter.” Participants will refine practices to related to delivering information outside of the traditional classroom setting. By flipping the learning out of the traditional group dynamic, participants will be able to lead student learning by developing more in-depth relationships with students. Participants will also learn how to lead a more fluid classroom where students interact creatively with the content and each other. This type of teaching requires the skills of transformational leadership and participants will utilize Flip Your Classroom: Reaching Every Student in Every Class Every Day (2015) by Bergman and Sams and Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class (2013) by Bretzman to find and refine these skills. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. *Final projects and reflections due online by May 6, 2022.
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 be both asynchronous and synchronous. The first 3 hours will be provided through Openlearning.com on March 19th(a private access code and link will be provided). It will consist of a self-directed (asynchronous) module based approach that will ask candidates to review the background and some of the laws associated with the DASA, timelines and concrete concepts. The modules will include both free responses and multiple-choice quizzes to ascertain your understanding before a certificate for Part 1 can be issued. You will have one week to complete the first 3 asynchronous hours. This 3-hour session must be completed prior to Part II which is on Sunday, March 27th. Part 2, also a 3-hour time frame, will dive deeper into the strategies and reporting procedures as well as proactive mechanisms for tracking, reporting and preventing bullying and harassment in the educational/school environment, including cyber bullying. All participants must be available on Sunday, March 27th. from 10:00am - 1:00pm to participate in Part II of the workshop which will be held via Zoom.
This discounted ($25 registration fee) course is open to all. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. In this online course, teachers will develop an understanding of the structure and content of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. They will understand the guiding principles and lenses with which the standards were developed and how that relates to student learning. Teachers will also have an opportunity to explore and reflect on ways the standards can be met and implemented into their classrooms.

70. Using Flipgrid with ELLs

Dates: 3/21/2022 to 3/24/2022

During this online course experience, participants will explore the FREE online tool Flipgrid. Using Flipgrid, you can connect your learners to the learning and to each other, helping to ensure engagement and reflection. English Language Learners (ELL) students can experience opportunities to develop their language and practice language mastery. 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.

71. Traumatic Brain Injury Seizure First Aid - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo) - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 3/22/2022

Location: Zoom


The TBI ( Traumatic Brain Injury) seizure first aid class was developed to educate about what a TBI is, TBI & epilepsy, discuss treatments, show how to care for a person having a seizure, dispel myths/stigma, and spread awareness. This training focuses on epilepsy with TBI geared as a cause

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

72. Hybrid: Social Comprehension Skills, March 28 - April 20, 2022 (EWTC)

Dates: 3/28/2022 to 4/20/2022

Location: Online Only

New
This discounted ($25 registration fee) course is open to all. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. In this course you will learn how to create learning conditions where children can ask the questions they want to ask, muddle through how to say things they are thinking, and have tough conversations around topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality, which are a part of their lives. As Sara Ahmed states in her book "Being the Change”, "There is no magic formula for making the world a better place. It happens in the moments we embrace discomfort and have candid conversations” (2018). This is exactly what we will do as we look at some of the lessons and strategies that are shared in her book "Being the Change” (2018). (Purchasing the book is not required for this course.) This course will have three mandatory Zoom meetings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29th, Tuesday, April 5th and Tuesday, April 12th. In addition to the synchronous sessions there will be an additional 10.5 hours of asynchronous work on the Schoology platform.
Current events is a tough subject to tackle with ENL students. Participants in this course will learn tactics for teaching current events and building connections with students. Various online tools and strategies will be explore. 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.
This seminar will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Many of our recently-arrived ELLs present with traumatic stressors most educators have not dealt with before. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. This training is limited to school-related professionals with priority registration from the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network.

75. Online: English as a New Language Strategies and Tools for Success, April 1 - May 13, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in all grade levels

Dates: 4/1/2022 to 5/13/2022

Location: Online

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.
Using hyperdocs is a great way to use technology to personalize learning to each student. Because it is digital, a HyperDoc allows us to include all kinds of multimedia. This allows ENL students to access the learning or the content or the information in a way that's visually or auditorily appealing to them. 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.

Often for a student to Return to physical education classes following a concussion they need to go through the Return to Play Protocol. Return to Play was designed to return athletes to competition and is predicated on a student being symptom free before they can start the protocol. If school districts use this for physical education classes students can miss many weeks of class and the social, physical, and emotional benefits that these classes provide. Also, research has shown activity can be beneficial for recovery from concussion.

This interactive webinar will examine a new approach to Return to Physical Education after a concussion. The process of a gradual return to activity will be examined. Also, impediments for the implementation of return to physical education will also be discussed. Solutions will be offered to help clear these roadblocks.

Presenter: Michelle Kellen, M.Ed., Professional Development Manager, Brain Injury Association of New York State.

BIANYS will provide CEUs in the following areas: Social Work, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and Occupational Therapy.

RTC will provide CTLE hours.

This training is co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of NYS, Rockland Teachers' Center, and The Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

78. Online: Best Practices for ENL: The SIOP Model (4/6/22 - 5/6/22)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

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

This 15 hour course, which will be delivered through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English New Language students using The SIOP Model. The SIOP Model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) is a research-based, instructional model that is highly effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners. This course will include an exploration into The SIOP Model components: Lesson Prep, Building Background, Comprehensible Input, Strategies, Interaction, Practice/Application, Lesson Delivery and Review/Evaluation. Participants will learn how the The SIOP Model works and learn strategies to work with students across all content areas. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course a few days before the start date. Dates listed are start and end dates. The course is available 24/7.

79. Cultural Awareness with the Latino Population

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 4/7/2022

This training will assist school staff with understanding child behavior and norms in the Latino Population to improve staff ability to connect with and respond to child needs and expression. Delivered via Zoom. Minimum of 15 required.
This training is provided through a collaboration between VCS Inc and RTC. Social Workers: Check "hours" during the registration process. Social Work CEUs will be awarded by NYSED approved Social Work CEU provider VCS.

80. Hybrid: Edith Winthrop Teacher Center DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Spring Book Club, April 11 - May 26, 2022 (EWTC)

Audience: All Staff, teachers, administrators

Dates: 4/11/2022 to 5/26/2022

Location: ONLINE ONLY

This discounted ($25 registration fee) course is open to all. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. The Teacher Center DEI Book Club will be wrapping up this year's book club cycle by reading "Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education” by Alex Shevrin Venet. Participants will deepen their understanding of trauma-informed practices as part of a systemic effort to advance social justice rather than as a set of peripheral moves intended to help selected students who are perceived to be in need of rescue. By taking a closer look at the framework of six principles that Venet lays out, educators can take from any starting point, shifts in practice, pedagogy, and policy to address underlying inequities that can cause or heighten trauma. What to expect: All participants are asked to purchase the book before the start of the book club cycle All participants are asked to read the book and come prepared for book discussions across three live mandatory Zoom meetings: April 21st - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Introduction and Part I) May 5th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Parts II and III) May 19th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Part IV, Part V, and Conclusion) All participants are required to complete an asynchronous assignment after each live Zoom discussion. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE COURSE HAS COMMENCED.
Participants will explore how Indigenous peoples and communities are a vital part of the fabric and story of humanity. Exploring the connections and relationships between language, identity, family, and community will help an ENL teacher connect with their students and support learning. 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.

82. Online Autism Spectrum Disorder, April 18 - May 26, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/18/2022 to 5/26/2022

Location: Online

We have all heard the expression, "on the spectrum,” but what does it mean? What implications would this have on your classroom? This course will review the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Participants will examine best instructional practices and methodologies. This course is appropriate for all teachers K-12. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Our country's diversity and demographics have changed what our classrooms look like. We all encounter students that have limited English, and we need to differentiate instruction to meet their needs. In order to meet academic success, this population needs to make linguistic gains in order to begin to master course content. Participants will work with evidence-based practices and instructional intervention strategies to improve language skills for this population.
This discounted ($25 registration fee) course is open to all. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC 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. Participants in this course may pick up the required book: LOST AT SCHOOL at the Teacher Center before the commencement of the class. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

85. Online: Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your Classroom, April 18 - May 26, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/18/2022 to 5/26/2022

Location: Online

A teacher's use of formative assessment techniques is essential in ensuring he or she is meeting the learning targets for a unit. Teachers need to know "who knows what” before moving on. Formative assessment is nothing new - our teachers were administering formative assessments to us when we were in school many years ago. In today's digital world, we are lucky to have so many more tools to assist us in our formative assessments. Teachers in the class will review the research on formative assessment as well as explore dozens of instructional tools that can be used for formative assessments. Teachers will leave this course with concrete and easy to use examples for embedding more formative assessments into their lessons . PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
In this 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 and engaging those students with specific strategies which facilitate their learning. Throughout the course, we will be using Eric Jensen's book, Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement(which must be purchased by the participant), 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 to help your students overcome these adversities. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

87. Online: Wake Them Up! - Motivating Lessons, April 18 - May 26, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/18/2022 to 5/26/2022

Location: Online

We have all been there - we've prepared a great lesson, developed a "hook” to keep students engaged and ready to learn, only to see student interest fizzle out as the lesson progresses. Keeping students actively engaged in the learning process is a critical component of lesson planning. Throughout this course, we will explore strategies for "hooking” students and keeping them engaged in the learning process that can immediately be incorporated into your lesson plans. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Participants will engage in activities to learn how Indigenous language vitality is interconnected with a speaker's identity, family, community, and relationship to the land. By learning more about Indigenous peoples and communities, students will be encouraged to broaden their perspectives about the world's diverse cultural heritage and to consider how we are all a part of the global story. These experiences will help the ENL teacher learn strategies to connect to students. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

This 15 hour 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. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning.

Social Work CEUs provided by Rockland BOCES - $25 fee paid directly to Rockland BOCES. Registrants will be provided a Rockteach email address to participate.
Dates listed are start and end dates. The course is available 24/7.

90. Online: Enhancing Reading Comprehension with Digital Resources (4/22/22 - 6/2/22)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 4/22/2022 to 6/2/2022

Have you ever read a book... a short story... a poem and been able to see the characters, know the place, or empathize with the protagonist? Many students haven't had such a memorable reading moment. Many of today's students prefer digital media to literature. To motivate students to read, teachers can connect reading with the digital resources students use every day. There is a wealth of digital resources to connect kids with books. This course provides teachers with the resources to merge digital media and literature and consequently, to enhance reading comprehension skills .Dates listed are start and end dates. The course is available 24/7.

91. Online: Supporting ENL Students in the Content Areas(4/22/22 - 6/2/22)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 4/22/2022 to 6/2/2022

This 15-hour asynchronous course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to assist educators to support their students in the various content areas. Participants will be exposed to numerous methods and resources for supporting ENL students in Science, Social Studies, Math, Reading, and Writing. They will work through samples and create based on the needs of the students they work with. This is a great course for classroom teachers and supporting teachers as well, that have ENL students in their classrooms. Dates listed are start and end dates. The course is available 24/7.
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. Course is available 24/7 from the start date to end date.
Digital resources can increase students' motivation, classroom engagement and can be used with a wide variety of learners. In this online course, we will explore digital literacy resources, virtual field trips, interactive museums, and digital tools to enhance classroom instruction. Students will have access to these resources at any time and can set their own pace when working through activities. Teachers, with these digital (paperless) resources in their toolbox, can enhance their lesson plans while, at the same time, give students a chance to be creative and more actively engaged in the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Songs, or oral storytelling, often reflect cultural values, ethics, and beliefs. In Indigenous cultures, songs are passed down from generation to generation and many are under threat of disappearing. Songs can be stories that honor ancestors and the living world. Many Indigenous songs do not translate directly into another language, a reflection of how the messages are unique and specific to people and place. Participants will explore the connections between songs, culture, and language vitality to increase English language learning in the ENL 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.
Language revitalization can be defined as learning activities, including language immersion schools and programs, to cultivate new speakers, especially where intergenerational transmission of the language has been disrupted. Participants will explore the various ways in which each Indigenous speaker is keeping his/her language alive while also learning English. 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.
Using the Google Earth tour Celebrating Indigenous Languages, participants will explore Indigenous languages around the world, some of which are at risk of disappearing. Participants will learn about the importance of language revitalization from the unique stories and perspectives of those who speak the world's Indigenous languages. Participants will also Explore how to utilize Google Earth in the ENL 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.

97. Metro Regional Diversity and Collaborative Knowledge Institute - Saturday, May 14, 2022 (EWTC)

Audience: Social Studies Educators and School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 5/14/2022

Location: Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street, NY, NY 10

This full-day workshop is designed to facilitate and foster collaboration between K-12 educators and those working in local museums, archives, libraries, and other cultural organizations that collect, preserve, and make accessible historical records. This is an opportunity for educators, historians, archivists, and librarians to come together for a day of professional learning and knowledge sharing with the goal of working on ways to facilitate better channels of communication between teachers, school librarians, and custodians of local primary sources. We will also explore and learn about the different ways historical records collections can be used in the classroom. Facilitated by ConsidertheSourceNY.org (the location may change to virtual if necessary). The Institute is looking for 15 participants (Social Studies educators and school librarians) representing elementary, middle, and high school grades. Participants must work at a school in Westchester county or New York City. LOCATION: Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street, NY, NY 10004 DATE: Saturday, May 14, 2022 TIME: 9:00am - 3:00pm
All students benefit from reading and learning over the summer break. However, this is essential to ELLs to help prevent them from losing too much ground over the summer. During this course, participants will explore resources that can be given to students and families to keep their students from this learning loss. 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.

99. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Workshop -Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo) - online

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

Dates: 6/2/2022

Location: online

Join Cultural Arts Coordinators from throughout the county as we share information, resources, and successes. 3 local cultural arts presenters will be showcased. Session will include a Q and A with Anurag Gupta of Rockland BOCES. New and seasoned cultural arts coordinators and volunteers are encouraged to attend.
This class is being offered for only a $25 registration fee and is open to all. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. In this book study, participants will examine how they can re-energize themselves to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching. They will dive deep into specific, immediate actions they can take to enhance their well-being and thrive both on and off the job. In his light-hearted text, award winning teacher Chase Mielke draws from his own research, lesson plans, and experiences with burnout to help educators change their outlook, strengthen their determination to be a terrific teacher, and reignite their core passion for teaching. The Burnout Cure explains how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for teachers and for their students. The book describes specific steps related to mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, and altruism that they can use on their own and with students via classroom lessons and activities. Equipped with these tools, teachers can be their best, so they can give their best to the learners in their care. Participants will need to purchase the book to participate in this course.

Participants in this course will have an opportunity to explore the techniques and strategies needed to create a resilient school that meets the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEL) needs of students. We will examine the research-based skills and competencies that can have a positive impact on the organizational structure of your school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance.

Course activities will focus on alignment with your district's and/or school's goals, the NYS Guidelines for Social and Emotional Development and the CASEL competencies for Social and Emotional Learning. The skills, competencies, and strategies utilized in the activities and coursework are research-based. This knowledge base will enable individuals to reach new levels of emotional intelligence by applying these competencies to their personal and professional endeavors.

Participants will develop a toolbox of SEL strategies and create a SEL Portfolio that will serve as a resource tool and guide for implementation. These skills will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for implementation.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will have the tools to build bridges by acknowledging past accomplishments, validating what is presently working well, and designing future SEL goals to bring the existing programs to new levels of development. SEL must be an ongoing process and "way of life” to bring about systemic change.

Social Work CEUs provided by Rockland BOCES (additional fee $25 paid directly to Rockland BOCES).

This course will be delivered via google classroom. Registrants will be provided a Rockteach email address to participate. Dates listed are the start and end date.