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1. Principles in Action

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

Dates: 1/5/2021 to 12/22/2021

In his inaugural address in January 2009, President Obama talked about the "price and promise of citizenship.” In this course, participants will develop lessons, skills and strategies to engage their students in a democratic learning process. Participants will lead their students to deeper understandings of the values of democratic principles set forth by our president; "hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism.” Participants will think deeply about American schools and the purpose of education. While we consider larger societal issues, the instructor will facilitate applications from theories and wider issues that participants can utilize directly in their respective classrooms. This class is a call to action; to make our children not only better students, but better citizens. Required Readings: Kohn, Aflie (2006). Beyond Discipline; Davis, Jenkins, & Hunt (2002). The Pact.

2. How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture

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

Dates: 2/21/2021 to 1/18/2022

Based upon the book You Win the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith, participants will learn and apply the "7 C's” to transform classrooms into positive, engaging environments. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to teach students how to: become better communicators, be more empathetic, and become better citizens. As classroom/school leaders, educators will learn ways to connect with students on a whole new level; making classroom cultures nurturing and engaging.

3. 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.

4. EDU 5130.02/Classroom Management for Special Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/7/2021 to 12/13/2021

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 course will run synchronous online from 9/7-12/13/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

5. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/7/2021 to 12/17/2021

This on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. This course will run asynchronous online from 9/7-12/17/21. Only start and end dates are listed. 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.

6. EDU 5452.01/Strategies for Teaching Young

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/7/2021 to 12/14/2021

This on campus course will focus upon the application of theories of teaching and behavioral guidance to practice in the inclusive early childhood classroom. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts and principles and shown how they may be integrated into the early childhood classroom by the use of specific methods and strategies, including techniques for addressing the needs of English-language learners and children from different cultural settings. Topics include classroom organization, planning, instructional methods, instructional materials, grouping for instruction, teaching style, child guidance, management techniques. Field experience required. This course will run synchronous online on Tuesdays from 9/7-12/14/21. 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.

7. EDU 5427.03/EDU 5428.03/EDU 5563.01/Student Teaching Seminar

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/8/2021 to 12/15/2021

This course provides full-time supervised/student teaching experience. Supervised/student teachers are expected to synthesize and put into practice knowledge, understandings and professional skills, developed during previous course work and fieldwork experience, in accordance with New York State Learning Standards. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional tuition and fees will be paid directly to Manhattanville. For further info and books needed please look for email from instructor to your mville account or on Blackboard. This course will run synchronously online on Wednesdays from 9/8-12/15/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

8. EDU 5431.03/EDU 5432.03/EDU 5571.01-Student Teaching Seminar

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/8/2021 to 12/15/2021

This course provides full-time supervised/student teaching experience. Supervised/student teachers are expected to synthesize and put into practice knowledge, understandings and professional skills, developed during previous course work and fieldwork experience, in accordance with New York State Learning Standards. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional tuition and fees will be paid directly to Manhattanville. For further info and books needed please look for email from instructor to your mville account or on Blackboard. This course will run synchronously online on Wednesdays from 9/8-12/15/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

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

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/9/2021 to 12/16/2021

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP/IFSP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. Required Text: "Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 hours observation. 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 course will run synchronous online on Thursdays from 9/9-12/16/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

10. EDU 5393.01/Foundations of Special Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/13/2021 to 12/13/2021

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

11. 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

12. EDU 5490.01/Literacy Development in Grades 7-12 Ind Study

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/16/2021 to 12/16/2021

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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.
This 15 hour course will give educators an opportunity to share ideas about teaching special education students in a hybrid environment. It is designed as a study of recent articles about this very challenging topic. More and more, educators are asked to find ways to actively engage students with disabilities - a completely new frontier in education. This course will allow teachers to read about the challenges of hybrid education, as well as suggestions for enhancing it. This 5-week course will have 1-2 articles assigned per week. Teachers will read the articles, write a reflection which will be shared with the other course participants, and then share their own ideas about how they might face this challenge or enhance the particular topic. 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.

14. Utilizing Translanguaging in the ENL Classroom

Dates: 9/27/2021 to 9/30/2021

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Translanguaging it's the use of various languages in an educational context. As we move toward an even wider world of diverse cultures and languages, it's important for students to draw on whatever resources they have to aid their language learning journey. By blending and relying on a variety of linguistic sources, students are able to better communicate ideas. Participants will learn how to incorporate translanguaging into their learning and strategies to support this teaching and 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. Frontline Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once RTC 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.

15. 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: 9/28/2021

Location: online

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Join Cultural Arts Coordinators from throughout the county as we share information, resources, and successes. 2 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.

16. Early Childhood Professional Learning Community (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 5/3/2022

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The Lower Hudson Early Childhood Professional Learning Community (PLC) will bring together PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1 educators and support staff to collaborate, build relationships, and prepare children to develop skills necessary for successful transitions in early childhood. Throughout the year, while exploring various topics centered around educating the WHOLE child, PLC members will build a network for sharing support and resources. Each session will be led by a facilitator well versed on the topic and will provide time for participants to collaborate and share resources. The PLC will have the opportunity to earn seven CTLE hours by completing each one hour session. Participants will also have the opportunity to register for the annual full-day Transitions Conference, to be held in Spring 2022. (Transitions Conference participants can earn an additional six CTLE hours). This PLC is co-sponsored by Nyack Teacher Center And Rockland Teachers' Center

17. Paraprofessionals in the 21st Century - Zoom (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 9/29/2021

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In this seminar participants will identify the knowledge and skills they bring to their job, understanding the roles and responsibilities of the SRP compared to the classroom teacher, and gain knowledge of legal and ethical standards, including confidentiality. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT (WKS SRPNM1). This training is limited to SRPs.

18. Online: Work Hard/Think Hard: Principles of Effective Teaching, September 30 - November 10, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/30/2021 to 11/10/2021

Location: Online

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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 book study, participants will develop their own use of the principles of effective teaching and develop a master teacher mindset through the examination of the best-selling text Never Work Harder Than Your Students by Robyn R Jackson. We will explore how to engage students in the heavy lifting of learning through the use of units of study, lesson plans, assessments, interventions and classroom management. With a focus on the quality of learning and not the quantity of work; teachers will become better equipped to lead their students on a voyage of self-discovery and acquisition of academic knowledge. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a unit of study, lesson plan, assessment and action plan to help them put the principles into practice immediately and effectively, challenging their students to work hard and think harder. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS.

19. EDPD 5055.01/Work Hard/Think Hard: Developing a Master Teacher Mindset (WTCI)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/30/2021 to 11/21/2021

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In this online course, participants will develop their own use of the principles of effective teaching and develop a master teacher mindset through the examination of the best-selling text Never Work Harder Than Your Students by Robyn R Jackson. We will explore how to engage students in the heavy lifting of learning through the use of units of study, lesson plans, assessments, interventions and classroom management. With a focus on the quality of learning and not the quantity of work; teachers will become better equipped to lead their students on a voyage of self-discovery and acquisition of academic knowledge. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a unit of study, lesson plan, assessment and action plan to help them put the principles into practice immediately and effectively, challenging their students to work hard and think harder. Required Texts: "Never Work Harder Than Your Students: The Journey to Great Teaching", 2nd, by Robyn Jackson, Alexandria, Va: ASCD. 2018. This course will run asynchronous online from September 30 - November 21, 2021. 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.

20. EDPD 5030.01/Teaching and the Change Process

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

Dates: 9/30/2021 to 11/21/2021

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In this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to facilitate change in their teaching and in student learning. Participants will learn how to: identify challenges, develop ownership, write SMART goals, craft plans/lessons, facilitate student "buy-in”, and formatively assess student work. This change process will not only assist teachers in developing a "Habit of Mind” but impact student learning in their classrooms in real time. Participants will be expected to apply and reflect upon course material on a weekly basis through on-line correspondence and ongoing communication with other course participants. Required Readings: "Our Iceberg is Melting”, by Kotter, J. and Rathgeber, H. (2016). New York: Penguin Random House; pr "Who Moved My Cheese”, (2nd ed.), by Johnson, S. (1999). New York: Vermillion. Recommended Readings: "Squawk!”, by Bradberry, T. (2008). New York; "A Sense of Urgency”, by Collins; Kotter, J. (2008), Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Press. This course was formerly CMSV CEGE 508-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 Nov. 21, 2021.

21. Elementary Math PLC - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 9/30/2021 to 4/26/2022

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The Elementary Math PLC (15 hours) is designed to connect elementary math educators and offer them a place to explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices, and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities, and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide an avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas.

22. Mindfulness and Yoga as a Morning Meeting Technique - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 9/30/2021

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Join us in an informative session to learn simple mindfulness techniques, calming breathing exercises and physical movements that you can tie into your daily morning routine with your class. The movements you will learn, easily tie into yoga songs and stories. By becoming a calmer and focused you, your students and everyone around you will benefit. Social emotional learning and time to reset and begin the day is extremely important to start the new school year in a positive way!

23. Online: Creating Equitable Parent Involvement, October 4 - November 1, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/4/2021 to 11/1/2021

Location: Online

In this online course, we will identify a variety of ways to engage and support family involvement in the classroom. We will examine best practices and incorporate outside experiences to create a safe school environment. While we always have our students and families' best interests at heart, we need to be both authentic and empathetic to the diverse community we serve. Whether parents join us virtually or in person, it is critical that we assess their needs (through a family survey) and examine our own bias to develop an effective support system. Once we have clearly identified their needs, we will discuss the best strategies for the parents of English Language Learners, special education students and for all our students. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a toolbox of strategies that will allow you to support, guide and encourage families to share in your classroom experience. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
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.

25. TPR and ENL

Dates: 10/4/2021 to 10/7/2021

Total physical response (TPR) is a language teaching method based on the coordination of language and physical movement. In TPR, instructors give commands to students in the target language with body movements, and students respond with whole-body actions. A perfect fit for English language 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. Frontline Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once RTC 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.

26. Film Club Discussion of "Swing Time"

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 10/4/2021

Nostalgia is in the air!! Join us for a lively discussion of the movie "Swing Time" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Watch the movie on your own PRIOR TO THE DISCUSSION. Please check local libraries as well as Netflix, Amazon Prime and UTube for availability. Monday, October 4 at 11:00. Sign up ASAP to receive the ZOOM link on time. Questions will be forwarded prior to the discussion date.

27. Gossip - A Ubiquitous Phenomenon

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 10/5/2021

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Gossip - all humans partake in some form, despite the age-old adage, "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.” Whether it's workplace chatter, the sharing of family news or group texts between friends, it's inevitable that everyone who talks, well, talks about other people. People tend to think of gossip as synonymous with malicious rumors. However, researchers often characterize it as an integral part of conversation, information sharing and even community building. Come along with us as we look at gossip through a different lens. Please watch the following 10 min. Ted video: The virtues of gossip: Richard Weiner at TEDxMiami 2013 https://youtu.be/WpiTp2COVZk Tuesday, October 5 at 10:00. $0 members/$10 nonmember. Please register by 9/29 to receive the zoom link on time.
This book study will explore implicit bias, the effects of bias in the classroom and levels of culture. Participants will leave with a classroom equity plan including climate surveys, access to the IAT implicit bias test, suggested readings and tools for creating a culturally responsive structured classroom. Participants must secure their own copy of the book: "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain" by Zaretta Hammond prior to the commencement of the book study. This book study is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network.

29. Marijuana Today: The Blunt Truth -Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 10/6/2021

This one-hour training will cover the newest trends in marijuana consumption, rising levels of THC in marijuana, Marijuana Use Disorder, the effects of THC on the human body - particularly the developing brain, as well as the effects of continued use of THC on educational outcomes and driving. This training is open to all school staff and community members.It falls under NYSED Family and Consumer Science Standard 1 - Personal Health and Fitness. This training is facilitated by Jacqueline Sellen and Brooke Fischer of CANDLE.
This fun and engaging 15 hour online course offered by a Google Certified Educator is designed to provide information and examples of various Google tools available to enhance the learning experiences of different learners. Participants will explore Google Earth, Google Docs (collaborative presentations, spreadsheets, documents and forms) Google Apps and Google SketchUp. Examples of how these tools can be integrated with different subject areas that are aligned to national and NYS standards will be shared. To complete this course, participants will create online collaborative materials, mini project and develop a plan to implement Google tools into their curriculum to promote learning in a 21st century environment. Participation in discussions, sharing of ideas and feedback is important, enlightening and promotes professional growth. Grade Level K-12.. NYS. Course is available 24/7 from the start date to end date.

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.

32. Online: Increasing Student Engagement Through Project Based Learning (10/7/21-11/18/21)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Audience: Secondary

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 11/18/2021

As educators, we want our students to be successful in the chaotic world outside of our classroom. To develop the skills necessary to succeed in a workplace environment, it is important that we focus on instilling and honing those skills now so that students can thrive after their schooling years. But how do we do this? Through PBL, or Project Based Learning. PBL weaves the 4C's (cooperation, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) with curriculum to guide students through a journey of exploration and discovery in a format that is timely, relevant, and appropriately challenging. Participants of this course will explore the rationale behind PBL, the correlation between PBL and motivation and engagement, different ways of implementing PBL, and specific research based practices to successfully carry out PBL in your own classroom. If you are ready to transform your classroom teaching and level up this school year for yourself and your students, then this course is for you! This course is an asynchronous course delivered via Google Classroom. A rockteach email address will be provided to participants in this course.

33. Online: Teaching ENL Learners Through Engaging Technology (10/7/21-11/18/21)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 11/18/2021

This 15 hour online course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English New Language students using a variety of engaging technology. This technology will include tools for personalized ELL learning experiences, gamification, VR/AR to support authentic connections, blondeding learning and E-books. 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.

34. Online: Yogapalooza: Teaching Kids Yoga and Mindfulness with Confidence (10/7 - 11/18)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 11/18/2021


This 15 hour course (includes implementation and practice) will give you everything you need to bring engaging kids yoga and mindfulness content into your classroom. Even if you can't touch your toes or don't have a yoga mat, you can be skilled and confident sharing yoga with children. With hours of engaging videos, colorful handouts, accompanying classroom favorites for kids yoga, beloved mindfulness activities and all the information you need on development, safe yoga pose techniques and class planning, this is a complete online training for early childhood teachers who want to incorporate the benefits of yoga and mindfulness.

If you're concerned about the emotional toll this world is having on your students (and yourself) this is a magic wand to create calm. Instructor Bari Koral is an internationally recognized kids yogi and recording artist with over 20 years of experience working with young children and thousands of educators.

35. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 10/7/2021

Culturally Responsive Pedagogyis the intersection of race consciousness and every interaction that happens in a school environment. These interactions are included but not limited to discipline, grading, curriculum, instruction, less structured time, etc. In this course participants will understand the importance of a racial lexicon, a race-conscious workforce, culturally responsive teaching, and culturally responsive community engagement.

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.

37. Advanced Canasta Strategies

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

Dates: 10/8/2021 to 10/29/2021

If you already play Canasta but seek to advance your skill, this class, taught by our favorite instructor, Linda, is for you. Learn new strategies and hone in on advanced moves. Join us and improve your game while having fun. 4 sessions on Fridays from 9:30-11:30 at Haverstraw Town Hall: 10/8, 10,15, 10/22 and 10/29. An additional session at no cost will be added if necessary. Fee is $35/45 nonmember.

38. Online: English as a New Language Strategies and Tools for Success, October 11 - November 22, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in all grade levels

Dates: 10/11/2021 to 11/22/2021

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.

39. Immersion Lessons for Non-English Speakers

Dates: 10/12/2021 to 10/15/2021

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During this online course experience, participants will explore immersion lessons in English and walk away with numerous samples and strategies. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours 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.

40. The Secret Behind Wait Time for ENL Students

Dates: 10/12/2021 to 10/15/2021

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Wait time can make or break a lesson. How can something so simple have such an incredible impact? It's the difference between a student fully being engaged and participating and a student becoming frustrated and checking out. During this course, participants will learn strategies to incorporate and utilize wait time to ensure understanding and comfort for ENL 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.
Participants will explore the definition of mindfulness and how it relates to whole child instruction in the classroom. Scenarios and strategies will be used to introduce techniques that will address trauma and other factors that may lead to stress felt by today's students and/or educators. The seminar's interactive activities will model how these techniques can be implemented in a teacher's practice. The content will be mindful of the diverse learners and backgrounds present in a classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to prepare next steps needed to integrate mindfulness into their daily routines. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT (WKS PROF153 & WKS SRP54).This training is limited to SRPs.

42. Strengthening School Community Wellness - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 10/14/2021

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Join SNAP-Ed to explore how food & movement play key roles in learning and in the health of school communities. Learn strategies to bring positive change to your school buildings, boost learning for your students and support staff wellness.

By the end of this session, participants will have an understanding of the importance of building a culture of wellness in school. They will be able to identify policy, systems and environmental strategies that will be discussed in future sessions.

This training will be delivered by Zoom. Facilitators:
Bintou Hinds, Regional Team Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Sonia McGowan, SNAP- ED
Amanda Cappadona,SNAP-ED
This training is part of "Renewing Wellness-A Professional Learning Series for the School Community" and is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

43. Online: Gender Identity: Myths, Truths and Equity, October 18 - November 15, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K -12

Dates: 10/18/2021 to 11/15/2021

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.

44. Cross-Cultural Communication

Dates: 10/18/2021 to 10/21/2021

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During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs and their families to build a stronger home-school connection. By learning the cultural cues and mannerisms, participants will be able to effectively communicate with students and families as well as create a learning environment that is safe and diverse. 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.

45. ENL Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

Dates: 10/18/2021 to 10/21/2021

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Why do we have such a hard time communicating our thoughts back and forth to each other in a way that ensures understanding? During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs both verbally and nonverbally. 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.

46. Book Club 10/20

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 10/20/2021

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This month's selection is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger on Wednesday, October 20th at 11:00. Please register by 10/16 to receive the Zoom link and notes in a timely manner.

47. Online: Discussions and Questioning to Build Deep Thinking, October 21 - December 2, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/21/2021 to 12/2/2021

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.

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

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/21/2021 to 12/10/2021

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 July 1-August 6, 2021. 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.

49. Building Resilience in Children and Youth - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 10/21/2021

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This interactive workshop discusses the impact of trauma and chaos on the wellbeing of children, as well as strategies to create a supportive environment fostering resilience. Participants will be introduced to a five-step emotion-coaching process to help students achieve their social and emotional learning goals, as well as the 8 Cs of Resilience. 

By the end of the session participants will be familiar with the five step emotion coaching process and the 8 c's of resilience. Participants will feel more confident discussing the impact of trauma on the wellbeing of students and know which local organizations are there to help. Local agencies will share resources after the presentation.

This training will be delivered by Zoom.
Facilitator: Julika Von Stackelberg, Family & Community Resilience Educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Orange County.
This training is part of "Renewing Wellness-A Professional Learning Series for the School Community" and is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

50. EDPD 5013.01/Digital Tools to Support Meaningful Learning

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

Dates: 10/21/2021 to 12/10/2021

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 December 10, 2021. 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.

51. EDPD 5015.01/Developing Curricular Goals, Instructional Alignment and Formative Assessments

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

Dates: 10/21/2021 to 12/10/2021

Participants will develop a thorough understanding of instructional strategies that meet the needs of all learners. Participants will work collaboratively to develop strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." This quote from Carol Ann Tomlinson will serve as a guiding principal of the course. Course participants will develop cur¬riculum adaptations and instructional strategies that are responsive to the indi¬vidual needs of all students. Specifically, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Participants will develop the "big ideas" associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction), and product (assessment). Required Readings: "How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms” (3rd Ed.), by Tomlinson, C. (2017), Thousand Oaks, CA., ASCD. This course was formerly CMSV CEGE 566-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 by Dec. 10, 2021.
Why do we have such a hard time communicating our thoughts back and forth to each other in a way that ensures understanding? During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs both verbally and nonverbally. 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 ML

53. Film Club Discussion of "Young Frankenstein" - A Comedy

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 10/25/2021

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Be prepared to laugh and enjoy this great comedy with Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman. Join us for a lively discussion with our movie aficionado, Mimi. Please watch the movie on your own PRIOR TO THE DISCUSSION. Please check local libraries as well as Netflix, Amazon Prime and UTube for availability. Monday, October 25 at 11:00. Sign up ASAP to receive the ZOOM link on time. Questions will be forwarded prior to the discussion date.

54. Hybrid: Book Club - Diverse Children's Literature, October 27 - June 15, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: For educators who work with Students in Grades 3-5

Dates: 10/27/2021 to 6/15/2022

Location: Online - Hybrid

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Participants in this hybrid course will be asked to read and discuss multiple pieces of recent youth literature that highlight various aspects of diversity. Each month will feature one novel and two picture books focused on a specific category of diverse texts. Participants will also look at resources available to support integration of the text, such as educator's guides, reader's theater scripts, video read alouds and more. We will meet monthly on Zoom to discuss the books and ways to incorporate them into libraries and curriculum. Participants will need to have access to various books either through their school library, public library or virtual libraries. There will be MONTHLY MANDATORY ZOOM MEETINGS on October 27, November 17, December 15, January 26, February 16, March 16, April 27, May 18, and June 15 from 4:30-5:30 pm which will focus on discussing the literature and strategies to incorporate these books into our curriculum. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
This seminar engages educators in discussing the benefits of having consistent and positive family school partnerships through frequent communication. Family Partnerships to Improve Classroom Behavior focuses on how educators can improve and enhance classroom behaviors and relationships with the students and families they serve. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT(WKS SRP56). This training is limited to SRPs.

56. Let's Get Physical - Why Classroom Movement Matters - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 10/28/2021

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Being physically active is about more than obesity prevention. It is also a vital building block for social and emotional wellness. Screen time and seated time have become more prevalent than ever in the classroom environment. We will explore why movement is vital for physical and mental health AND how it can help decrease behavioral problems, increase student learning capacity, and make your classroom a happier place. After the presentation local agencies will share resources.

By the end of this session participants will be able to list at least 5 benefits of incorporating more physical activity in their classrooms. Teachers will feel empowered to incorporate more movement into their classroom this school year and to use running-focused and classroom-based programs as helpful tools.

This training will be delivered by Zoom. Facilitators:
Bintou Hinds, Regional Team Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Amanda Cappadona, SNAP-ED
This training is part of "Renewing Wellness-A Professional Learning Series for the School Community" and is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

57. Engaging Middle School/High School Students in Difficult Conversations - Community Program for Parents/Guardians

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Parents and Guardians of Middle School And High School Students

Dates: 10/28/2021

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This interactive workshop, facilitated by A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), will focus on how adults can frame conversations surrounding identity, racism, bias, and allyship when speaking with young adults. This workshop is for adult community members and not intended for students. This trainings is delivered via Zoom. It is co-sponsored by RTC and Nyack Teacher Center.
During this online course experience, participants will explore the importance of home language on literacy development and learn how to foster this language. 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.

59. Nutrition and Your Brain - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 11/4/2021

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Students who are well nourished are more prepared to engage in learning. Let's get students excited about eating well right from the start! Learn about opportunities and strategies to bring free, evidence-based nutrition education into your classroom. Food is fun! Hands-on, interactive nutrition workshops can be a great way to engage students and better prepare them for subjects such as math, reading, science, health, and more! 

By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the connection between food and engaged students with improved academic performance. Participants will also learn how SNAP-Ed can work with their class/school/district and how to get in touch with the team.

This training will be delivered by Zoom. Facilitators:
Bintou Hinds, Regional Team Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Sonia McGowan, SNAP-ED
This training is part of "Renewing Wellness-A Professional Learning Series for the School Community" and is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
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 November 6th(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, November 14th. 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, November 14th. from 10:00am - 1:00pm to participate in Part II of the workshop which will be held via Zoom.

61. Strengthening Home/School Communication

Dates: 11/8/2021 to 11/10/2021

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During this online course experience, participants will learn how to build home language connections to increase second language acquisition. 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

62. EDPD 5025.01/Taking a Constructivist Approach to Teaching

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

Dates: 11/12/2021 to 12/16/2021

As educators, we expect students our students to "solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well.” (Gagnon & Collay, 2006). Participants will analyze the effects of effective teaching upon student performance in relation to the criterion above. This course will enable participants to develop instructional activities to actively engage students in the learning process and assist students in the development of self-assessment or "metacognitition.” Participants will learn how to incorporate research-based methods and techniques in order to achieve a balance between conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge. Participants will develop the tools necessary to create this "balanced approach” to teaching all content areas. Teachers will develop strategies to assist students in "constructing” content knowledge as part of a "meaning-making” process. Required Readings: "Getting to Got It”, by Garner, B. (2007). Alexandria, VA: ASCD; "Designing for Learning: Six Elements in Constructivist Classrooms”, by Gagnon, G. and Collay, M. (2006), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing. This course was formerly CMSV CEGE 597-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 Dec. 16, 2021.

63. Using Cognates with English Language Learners

Dates: 11/15/2021 to 11/18/2021

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

64. How to Create a Winning Classroom Culture

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

Dates: 11/16/2021 to 1/18/2022

Based upon the book You Win the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith, participants will learn and apply the "7 C's” to transform classrooms into positive, engaging environments. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to teach students how to: become better communicators, be more empathetic, and become better citizens. As classroom/school leaders, educators will learn ways to connect with students on a whole new level; making classroom cultures nurturing and engaging. Required Readings: Gordon and Smith (2015). You Win the Locker Room First.

65. Increasing Comprehension of ELLs for SRPs - Zoom (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 11/17/2021

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 provided by NYSUT ELT (WKS SRP31). This training is limited to SRPs.

66. Principles in Action

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

Dates: 11/17/2021 to 1/19/2022

In his inaugural address in January 2009, President Obama talked about the "price and promise of citizenship.” In this course, participants will develop lessons, skills and strategies to engage their students in a democratic learning process. Participants will lead their students to deeper understandings of the values of democratic principles set forth by our president; "hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism.” Participants will think deeply about American schools and the purpose of education. While we consider larger societal issues, the instructor will facilitate applications from theories and wider issues that participants can utilize directly in their respective classrooms. This class is a call to action; to make our children not only better students, but better citizens. Required Readings: "Beyond Discipline”, by Kohn, Aflie, 2006; "The Pact”, by Davis, Jenkins & Hunt, 2002. Formerly CMSV CEGE 507-R01.

67. Talking about Transgender Issues with Young Children

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 11/18/2021


This training will cover some transgender 101 topics (understanding gender identity, terminology etc.) and will then cover how to speak with young children, including those in elementary school, about transgender-related issues. Minimum of 15 required. This training is delivered via Zoom.

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 Inc.

68. School Wellness: Putting the Pieces Together - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 11/18/2021

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This session is for enthusiasts wanting to start or enhance school wellness activities in their school. Leave knowing more about the free resources offered by several nationally recognized organizations and how their models can help you apply universal best practices. With guidance from an experienced school principal and two trainers in the field, move from theory to action that can lead to sustainable healthy school environments.  

By the end of the session participants will have the tools and resources needed to start or revive wellness in their school building or district. They will gain familiarity with at least 3 nationally recognized models and begin action planning using one of the models discussed.

This training will be delivered by Zoom. Facilitators:

Carrie Steindorff, Public Health Education Specialist, Rockland County Department of Health
Bintou Hinds, Regional Team Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Avis Shelby, Principal, Farley Elementary School
This training is part of "Renewing Wellness-A Professional Learning Series for the School Community" and is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
During this course, participants will learn to use and utilize the Google App Jamboard. Jamboard makes learning visible and accessible to all collaborators on the Jam. It is a fantastic tool to boost ENL students' engagement and collaboration in whole and small group learning experiences. 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 provides an overview of discipline disparities, restorative practices and ways to promote positive discipline in schools. RP examines recent data collected on disciplinary trends by the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Key ideas and components of Restorative Practice are presented. Research and reasons for using restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions and other punitive approaches to misbehavior are explored. This seminar will offer educator's strategies to engage in restorative questioning, dialogue, tier I restorative circles, community building and restorative conversations. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT(WKS SRP55).This training is limited to SRPs.

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.
During this online course experience, participants will explore how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. 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 could you do with an Amazon Alexa if you had one? A TON! During this course, participants will learn how to utilize the Amazon Echo in the classroom. Owning an Echo is not required for this class and participants will still gain complete knowledge of how to incorporate it and have time to resources that best match the needs of 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.

74. Building Bridges Through Student Storytelling

Dates: 12/20/2021 to 12/23/2021

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A wonderful way to build bridges with newcomer students is by having the students share their story. Participants in this course will learn tasks and tools that help students create ways to tell their story and begin to build connections in the 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.
During this online course experience, participants will engage in an introduction to the research proven SIOP Model©. 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.
This 15-week online course will run through Google Classroom. During this experience, participants will explore how Indigenous peoples and communities are a vital part of the fabric and story of humanity. Participants will also engage in activities to learn how Indigenous language vitality is interconnected with a speaker's identity, family, community, and relationship to the land, connections between songs, culture, and language vitality to increase English language learning in the ENL Classroom and the various ways in which each Indigenous speaker is keeping his/her language alive while also learning English. In addition, participants will explore Indigenous languages around the world, some of which are at risk of disappearing using Google Earth tour Celebrating Indigenous Languages. Participants will learn about the importance of language revitalization from the unique stories and perspectives of those who speak the world's Indigenous languages and 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 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.
In this hybrid course, we will explore differentiated instructional techniques that will help you understand how students learn across content areas. Applying these varied strategies within the reading framework will help you guide students in the exploration of new ways to approach text across the curriculum. At the conclusion of the course, you will have the strategies you need to support your students as they successfully negotiate increasingly challenging texts. SYNCHRONOUS SESSIONS will be held from 7:00 - 8:30pm on the dates below: Monday, January 10 Monday, January 24 Monday, February 14 PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

78. Online: Conferring with Confidence: The Heart of Effective Reading and Writing Instruction -January 10-February 18, 2022 (WTCI)

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

Dates: 1/10/2022 to 2/18/2022

Location: Online Only

Through collaboration and inquiry, participants will explore the conferring process and the effect that is has on classroom instruction and student engagement. Participants will work through each step involved in conferring in the classroom with a specific focus on the RIP model. Participants will identify and explore the protocol for effective feedback within an instructional setting. At the conclusion of this course, participants will display a knowledge and expertise of the structure of a conference, implications for classroom implementation and instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and that they can embed in their instructional practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Closing the achievement gap among all students requires addressing all factors that influence their achievement and behavior including: classroom learning, school climate, and motivation theory. In this seminar participants will learn that a positive educational environment is a major ingredient of eff ective schools. Participants will examine research-based techniques that empower "at risk” students, decrease problem behavior, and improve student achievement in general. When the environment is engaging, the likelihood for success is greatly increased. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT (WKS SRPNM6).This training is limited to SRPs.

80. Skills for Working with Guarded Children

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/20/2022


This training will cover skills to help develop a relationship with guarded children to enable guarded children to open up about their concerns. The training will touch on skills related to using vulnerability, understanding guardedness as it relates to power differences in the relationship, methods of joining with resistance, the "circles of safety” method, empathizing with the resistance, handing over control and other useful methods for developing trust and moving through or around the underlying sources of resistance. Minimum of 15 required. This training is delivered via Zoom.

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.
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.
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.

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.

84. Online: Using Google Tools - Intermediate to Advanced Features (2/24 - 4/2)

Audience: All

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

Location: Online

This hands-on 15-hour online course will cover intermediate to advanced features in Google Drive and Google Classroom. We will be using the Google platform to create documents, slides, forms, sheets, and sites. In Google Sites, we will create a template-driven website that can be used in the classroom and as an e-portfolio for students. We will cover the use and management of Google Classroom, tips for efficiency, and dealing with various issues. We will use Google Meet at least once during the course for a virtual meeting. Participants should be familiar with Google Docs and Slides. Google Classroom experience required. This course will be delivered in Google Classroom.

85. Online: Adjusting Your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, Be Persistent and Persevere - (2/24/21-4/2/21)

Location: Online (online, ny) - Virtual

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

Location: Virtual


Throughout this 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 Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course a few days before the start date.

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.

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.
This 15 hour online course will run through Google Classroom. During this experience, participants will explore a variety of ways to help prevent the Summer Slide for ENL Students. Participants will explore tools and tips for helping to keep ENL students connected over the summer and will learn how to utilize E-Books to boost language learning. Participants will also learn how to work with Newcomers and how to prepare students and families for the new school year. 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.

91. 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.

This online course will allow participants the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to identify, use, understand and manage their emotions and the emotions of others. By developing these competencies participants will:









• reach new heights in being responsible decision makers










• utilize multiple points of view










• be creative problem solvers who make sound, ethical and effective decisions










• explore research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on their professional and personal lives.

The skills, competencies, and strategies utilized throughout the coursework are research-based and are aligned with the MSCEIT (Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test Yale University) and the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) Competencies. 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.
This 15 hour course, which will run 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.

The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this course will enable educators and parents to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways.Through these efforts they will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts.

The course will enable participants:
-to internalize and role-model the behaviors and attitudes they expect of their students

-educate, involve and gain the support of all constituencies

-in creating a school culture that focuses on developing emotionally intelligent student leaders

Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. By participating in these activities, participants will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for implementation. As a result, participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies that will serve as resources for integration into the fabric of their 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.