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1. Using Music to Increase Second Language Acquisition

Audience: All

Dates: 8/19/2019 to 8/22/2019

Location: Online Only

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During this online course experience, participants will explore how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. 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.

2. National Board Jumpstart Day One- Foundations and Component 2

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

Audience: Registered candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area.

Dates: 8/20/2019

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Foundations: Delve into the National Board's essential ideas about what teachers should know and be able to do: Five Core Propositions, Architecture of Accomplished Teaching and National Board Content area standards, and connect these ideas to your teaching practice. Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction. Determine what is expected for this component using National Board content area component directions, standards and scoring rubrics and identify resources for developing written commentary. NEA's National Board Jump Start is early support for those who have registered as candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area. Jump Start is candidate-centered, builds a professional learning community, and focuses on the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strategies needed to be successful in the National Board Certification process. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network and NYSUT. Lunch provided. New candidates are encourage to register for both Day 1 and Day 2. Register for Day 2 separately

3. National Board Jumpstart Day Two - Component 3

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

Audience: Registered candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area.

Dates: 8/21/2019

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Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment. This academy introduces candidates to the focus areas of Component 3: learning environment, student engagement, and sequence of instruction. Candidates will chart the requirements of Component 3, learn how to navigate the component directions, and discuss ways to capture accomplished practice in video evidence. NEA's National Board Jump Start is early support for those who have registered as candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area. Jump Start is candidate-centered, builds a professional learning community, and focuses on the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strategies needed to be successful in the National Board Certification process. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network and NYSUT. Lunch provided. New candidates and candidates working on component 3 are encouraged to register. Register for Day 1 separately

4. Membership Meeting on 8/21 at Haverstraw Town Hall

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

Dates: 8/21/2019

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Join us and learn what's new at the Center. Learn about new programs and connect with friends. Join us on Wednesday, August 21st at 10:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd. Garnerville, NY 10923. Our speaker will be Larry Mendelowitz, an educator with varied experience, and an adjunct professor of education. Larry will speak about his passion for writing children's poetry. Larry's book, Snapdragons, will be available for purchase. Feel free to invite family and friends to this presentation. Please bring one nonperishable food item to the meeting. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING.

5. Summer with the Averys Exhibit @ Bruce Museum

Location: Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT) [map]

Dates: 8/22/2019

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As it was for many artists before and since, summertime was a moment of heightened creativity for the Averys. Escaping from their hectic lives in New York, the three artists were inspired by these bucolic and sometimes unfamiliar settings. The art they produced-including oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints-was filled with the splendor of natural phenomena and the sociability of family, friends, and acquaintances; the work ranges from the representational to the nearly abstract. After the tour, enjoy the lovely city of Creenwich and its many restaurants. Thursday, August 22 at 11:00. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Rd., Greenwich, Ct. Guided tour is $18. Registration deadline is August 7th.

6. SED 573-96/Teaching English as a New Language I

Location: New Paltz Central School District (New Paltz, NY)

Dates: 8/24/2019 to 9/28/2019

Examination of methods, materials, and assessment for teaching English as a new language at the elementary (P-6) level. Includes differentiation of instruction for learners of English as a new language at different proficiency levels. Focus on teaching language modalities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), second language acquisition, and multicultural perspectives.Must be matriculated into CR-ITI. This is a hybrid class. By registering through the Rockland Teachers' Center, I authorize SUNY New Paltz to finalize my registration and process the payment of tuition and fees associated with this course. Meeting dates only listed on mylearningplan. End date may vary.

7. Professional Development Mentor Program (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 8/27/2019 to 3/11/2020

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Whether you are currently a mentor teacher or would like to serve in this role in the future, this year-long program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a skilled mentor. We will examine attitudes, skills, and components of a successful program and focus on teacher development, including how to guide, support, and nurture novice teachers. This course is only open to teachers from the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center and the Teacher Center of Central Westchester. In addition to the summer seminar, there will be two follow up meetings, one in the Fall and one in the Spring from 4-6pm. There will be an additional 5 hours of course work completed online. YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR EVERY IN-PERSON SESSION AND COMPLETE ALL ONLINE COURSEWORK IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE.

8. 2 day Poverty Simulation Experience Facilitator Trainings

Location: West Haverstraw Elementary (West Haverstraw ES, )

Audience: All

Dates: 8/29/2019 to 8/30/2019

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Aug 29, Day 1 - Participate in a Poverty Simulation Volunteer orientation followed by a 3 hour Poverty Simulation Experience. Experience one month of poverty comprised of four 15-minute weeks. In the debrief, you will reflect and share insights. This program is designed to create a deeper understanding and awareness of the circumstances of individuals who are living in poverty and will serve as an opportunity to begin a dialogue about the often unseen world of poverty and its implications for communities and our schools. Appreciation lunch provided.

Aug 30, Day 2 - The second day of Poverty Simulation Experience facilitator training will allow participants to become familiar with the components of the Missouri Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) kit and the facilitation process for conducting an efficient and effective simulation. This professional learning experience will help participants effectively utilize the simulation to increase poverty literacy. Lunch included Day 2.

Participants must attend both days. Approval required by Rockland Teachers' Center to participate in this two day facilitator training.

9. Membership from 9/1/19 through 8/31/20

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

Dates: 9/1/2019

Membership for one year ending August 31, 2020. Membership cannot be prorated. Dues are $45 for the year. HOWEVER, IF YOU SIGN UP BY SEPTEMBER 1, YOU CAN STILL PAY $40 FOR THE YEAR. You may sign up starting in August and your membership will be covered through August 31, 2020.

10. EDU 5000.03/Foundations of Education-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 9/3/2019 to 12/13/2019

This online course runs September 4 through December 13, 2019. An introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

11. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/3/2019 to 12/11/2019

This on campus course will provide an introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. This course will run on Tuesdays from Sept. 4 through Dec, 11, 2019. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

12. EDU 5107.01/Childhood Math Methods

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/3/2019 to 12/11/2019

This on campus course will run from Sept. 3 through Dec. 11, 2019. It will focus on methods and materials for teaching mathematics to elementary students. Learn to use concrete and representational materials and appropriate technology to develop math skills, independent thinking and problem solving. Demonstrate skills for applying relevant mathematic education research in the classroom. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.
This on campus course will examine the evolving early childhood curriculum. Focus on the design of curricula that integrate language arts, mathematics, science, instructional and assistive technology, and expressive arts in a holistic framework. Examine numerous research-validated instructional strategies for teaching students with the full range of abilities. Field experience required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

14. EDU 5550.04/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 9/3/2019 to 12/10/2019

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This course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidates sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of disability, laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. The course participant will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or develop a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life, for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and education of vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The purpose of the course is also to make students more aware of their social responsibility and the need to continue as life long learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. This course is for fully matriculated students only.

15. EED 753-95/Workshop in Understanding Literacy Difficulties

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

Dates: 9/3/2019 to 12/17/2019

Following a developmental approach, literacy candidates will explore potential difficulties in the reading and writing acquisition process. Include in-depth analysis of the phonological, orthographic, and morphological structures of English. This course meets in North Rockland High School with registration through the Rockland Teachers' Center. Please Contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers' Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

16. EDU 5017.01/Foundations of Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/3/2019 to 12/10/2019

This on campus course will offer an introduction to the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of early childhood education including traditional, current and innovative models for early childhood programs. Field experience required. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. If you are not in the program wish to take for graduate credit, please contact Joleen at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred for graduate credits.

17. EDU 5107.01/Childhood Math Methods

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/3/2019 to 12/11/2019

This on campus course will run from Sept. 3 through Dec. 11, 2019. It will focus on methods and materials for teaching mathematics to elementary students. Learn to use concrete and representational materials and appropriate technology to develop math skills, independent thinking and problem solving. Demonstrate skills for applying relevant mathematic education research in the classroom. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

18. EDU 5452.01/Strategies for Teaching Young

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/3/2019

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. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

19. Poverty Simulation Experience

Location: Hilltop School (Haverstraw, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 9/4/2019

Experience one month of poverty comprised of four 15-minute weeks. In the debrief, you will reflect and share insights. This program is designed to create a deeper understanding and awareness of the circumstances of individuals who are living in poverty and will serve as an opportunity to begin a dialogue about the often unseen world of poverty and its implications for communities and our schools. This simulation is open to Rockland BOCES Hilltop School staff.

20. Gentle Yoga - 9-Class Fall Session

Location: Lucky Elephant Yoga Studio (New City, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/4/2019 to 12/11/2019

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Gentle yoga is great for you if: you are new to yoga, are recovering from an injury, or you just want to take it slow today. The yoga postures will be presented in a slow, soothing way with attention to alignment, breathing and mindfulness. Props will be used to help the poses become more available to every body. The class will include asana (poses) and pranayama (breathing) techniques and will help you find a way to use your yoga practice to find peace and alignment in a busy world. Open to all levels, no prior yoga experience necessary. This class is taught by Bridget Peterson, an experienced yoga instructor at Lucky Elephant Yoga Studios, 132 Park Ave., New City. Wednesdays at 11:00 am on 9/4, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4 & 12/11. Fee is $113/123 nonmember . Once a minimum is met, single sessions will be available for $15 each.

21. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2019 to 12/12/2019

This on campus course will run from Sept. 5 through Dec. 12, 2019. The 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. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

22. EDU 5550.05/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 9/4/2019 to 12/11/2019

This course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidates sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of disability, laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. The course participant will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or develop a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life, for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and education of vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The purpose of the course is also to make students more aware of their social responsibility and the need to continue as life long learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. This course is for fully matriculated students only.

23. EDU 5432/5431 Student Teaching Seminar - Rockland

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

Dates: 9/4/2019 to 12/11/2019

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. Check with instructor for times, etc. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional tuition and fees will be paid directly to Manhattanville. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for more details.

24. EED 528-95/Literacy and Language Learners

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

Dates: 9/4/2019 to 12/18/2019

Students engage with issues around developing literacy in a second language. Students explore theories of second language acquisition, ways to modify assessment and remediation based on students' first language, and culturally responsive approaches to instruction. This course meets in North Rockland High School with registration through the Rockland Teachers' Center. Please Contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers' Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

25. Making Mrs. Maisel Marvelous Exhibit

Location: Paley Center for Media (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/5/2019

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Immerse yourself in the world of the Amazon Original Series with interactive sets, costumes, and screenings. Your journey starts with a visit to the TV studio for the Arthritis Telethon where Midge made her first television appearance. Costumes from the series are on display as you make your way to B. Altman's switchboard and Rose's Paris apartment. Head downstairs to take your picture at the Stage Deli and the Catskills hair salon. Then sit back in our Bennack Theater to enjoy your favorite season two episodes on the big screen. Thursday, September 5th at 1:30. Pailey Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St., NYC. Fee is $10. Registration must be completed by August 27th.
This on campus hybrid course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing stratgeies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural persepctive of language acquisition and development, and the ways in which oral language ability supports learning. The influence of culture on language and literacy development will be examined and students will participate in engagements designed to be "associational bridges" (Gee, 2002) that potentially span Discourses. The class format will include lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations. Students will be evaluated on class participation and several assignments and presentations. The course is supported by a BlackBoard page which features links to the materials related to the class, including electronic copies of the syllabus and in-class handouts, links to BB and other websites, and an electronic discussion board as well as course email. We will use this course management tool extensively. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

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

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2019 to 12/5/2019

This on campus hybrid course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing stratgeies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural persepctive of language acquisition and development, and the ways in which oral language ability supports learning. The influence of culture on language and literacy development will be examined and students will participate in engagements designed to be "associational bridges" (Gee, 2002) that potentially span Discourses. The class format will include lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations. Students will be evaluated on class participation and several assignments and presentations. The course is supported by a BlackBoard page which features links to the materials related to the class, including electronic copies of the syllabus and in-class handouts, links to BB and other websites, and an electronic discussion board as well as course email. We will use this course management tool extensively. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

28. EDU 5083.04/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 9/5/2019 to 12/12/2019

This course examines the construction, use, and interpretation of clinical and educational measurements used to assess learning. The course familiarizes students with the foundations of multidisciplinary assessment used to determine eligibility for special education services. Basic descriptive statistics, prescriptive teaching and the diagnostic-remediation process are examined with emphasis on individual assessment. Components of functional assessment, alternate assessments, and classroom assessment are incorporated. Required Textbook: "Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach", 4th ed., by Pierangelo, R. & Giuliani, G., 2009, Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Requires 15 hours observation. If you plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. If the course meets it's maximum participation, preference will be given to matriculated Manhattanville students first.

29. EDU 5427/5426/5428/5563 Student Teaching Seminar - Rockland

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

Dates: 9/5/2019 to 12/12/2019

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. Please follow the dates supplied by webadvisor or the instructor.

30. EDU 5083.02/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2019 to 12/12/2019

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

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

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

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 9/7/2019

Location: Room 136

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in education settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec 14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. Please be advised that we need to have 8 registrants to run this workshop Please note there will be a lunch break. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

32. EDU 5085.02/Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2019 to 12/9/2019

This on campus course will provide multiple strategies and approaches for use with students with ELN as well as ELLs. The readings and discussions will center on topics such as creating an environment for success, differentiated instructional techniques, multiple intelligences, modifications and accommodations, working effectively with students from diverse linguistic and cultural milieus, and new approaches in the implementation of Inclusion and RTI. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. If you are not in the program wish to take for graduate credit, please contact Joleen at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred for graduate credits.

33. EDU 5077.02/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

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

Dates: 9/9/2019 to 11/25/2019

The course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavior problems. The focus will be on the laws, assessments, methodology and programs, as well as developmental, compensatory and social aspects of teaching secondary students with special needs. Required Text: "Teaching Students with Mild and High Incidence Disabilities at the Secondary Level", 3rd edition, by Sabornie, E. J. & deBettencourt, L. U., 2009, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Recommended 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 plan to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

34. EDU 5088.02/Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 9/9/2019 to 11/25/2019

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

35. EED 755-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulties, B-6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2019 to 12/16/2019

Under supervision in a clinically-rich setting, each candidate assesses, designs an intervention plan, and adjusts instruction based on progress monitoring data for a child in grades K-6 with literacy difficulties.

36. EED 756-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulties, 5-12

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2019 to 12/16/2019

Under supervision in a clinically-rich setting, each candidate assesses, designs an intervention plan, and adjusts instruction based on progress monitoring data for a child in grades 5-12 with literacy difficulties.

37. EED 759-95/Workshop in Action Research for Literacy Leaders

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2019 to 12/16/2019

Candidates develop a critical stance toward historically shared knowledge in literacy education. Candidates learn about the critical role of action research in professional learning communities and develop an action research project for their capstone clinical experience.

38. New Member Reception

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

Dates: 9/10/2019

If you are a new member who joined us from September 2019 on, you are cordially invited to our reception at our office, 14 Liberty Square, Stony Point on Tuesday, September 10 from 10:00 to 12:00. You will learn how to navigate our online site, (mylearningplan), meet our club leaders and have a chance to ask questions and socialize with some seasoned members. Refreshments will be served. Some spots are available for all other members on a first come first served basis, so sign up ASAP. We look forward to seeing you then.

39. EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 9/11/2019 to 11/13/2019

The focus of this course is a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management. Major theories will be examined along with an analysis of the impact of school and student culture on classroom learning and interactions. The organization of the classroom environment will be explored with a focus on how the environment meets the needs of diverse learners. School interventions discussed will include Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS), Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Methods and techniques of effective classroom management will be explored through readings, writing, presentations and small group work. Requires 14 hours of observations. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering for current details to availability. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. If the course meets it's maximum participation, preference will be given to matriculated Manhattanville students first.

40. Mr. Parker at Penguin Playhouse

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 9/13/2019

From the author of AFTER and DANIEL'S HUSBAND comes a potent look at love and lust, life and loss. Terry Parker is at a crossroads - suddenly single and unable to adjust to a world that has moved on without him - when he embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this funny, touching new play about learning to let go of the past and embracing the future. New York premiere. For mature audiences. Friday, September 13th at 2 pm. Tickets are $33. Deadline for registration is June 28th

41. EDU 5032.02/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/14/2019 to 10/12/2019

This on campus course will run as a hybrid. It 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. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

42. CTLE Certification Extension Series Grades 7-8 Course 3 - Professional Practice

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

Dates: 9/16/2019 to 10/18/2019

Location: Online Only

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This course, which is being fully funded by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network, is open only to teachers in member school districts within our region. Teachers will strengthen their skill in building successful professional relationships with their students' families, their para educators, related service teams and co-teaching partners that are interactive and supportive of student outcomes. Teachers will understand the fundamental role of transition in IEPs and how to apply their skills as a case manager to create a supportive, informative IEP. Course runs 9/16/19-10/18/19. This is the third course in a 3-part series

43. CTLE Certification Extension Series SWD Grades 7-8

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

Dates: 9/16/2019 to 12/16/2019

Location: online only

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

44. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Training

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

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

Dates: 9/17/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

The STAR Cultural Arts training will include a discussion on cultural arts programming, question and answer with Rockland BOCES, networking among cultural arts coordinators throughout the county. Programs to be showcased: TBA

45. Theater Treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Location: Metropolitan Mueum of Art (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/17/2019

If you love theater, and you love art, then this tour, led by an expert in both theater and art history, is for you. See the Met Museum through a theatrical lens on this fascinating tour! You will learn about the links between theater and great works of art by Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Seurat, to name a few. When you are through with the tour, your ticket gives you three-day access to all three Met Museums and a discount at the Met store. Tuesday, September 17th at 11:00 am. Fee of $45/55 nonmember covers entrance and guided tour. Please register by August 30th.

46. Book Club 9/18/19 AT HAVERSTRAW TOWN HALL

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

Dates: 9/18/2019

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This month's selection is white Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, September 18th at 10:30 at the Haverstraw Town Hall. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

47. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Moodle Training

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

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

Dates: 9/18/2019

Location: Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

The STAR Cultural Arts moodle training will include an overview of the moodle, how to use it and the resources it offers. The STAR moodle is a digital platform available to Cultural Arts Coordinators 24-7. Coordinators can use the moodle to find partnering schools/districts for use of the exploratory enrichment COSER. Come learn about the resources and supports available to Cultural Arts Coordinators! We will also review BOCES procedures.

48. Online: Approaches to Changing Student Behaviors with PBIS (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Grade Levels K-12

Dates: 9/23/2019 to 10/28/2019

Location: Online only

There are a number of barriers that impede student learning - including disruptive behavior in the classroom. Since each school and each district has its own unique culture, we must design a customized intervention approach to maximize student engagement. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. A system focused on creating school-wide, classroom and individual supports improves academic and behavioral results. This course will enable teachers to create a classroom support system that will enhance student engagement and academic success and is appropriate for all regular and special education teachers. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

49. 8th Annual "Take a Bite out of Hunger" Fundraiser

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

Dates: 9/24/2019

This year we'll raise money for People to People as we take a bite out of hunger with our lunch menu prepared by you. The event will take place immediately after our meeting on Tuesday, September 24th. Our speaker will be Diane Serrtore, Executive Director of PtoP. A list of food will be available separately. Please bring service pieces if your dish requires them. If you are unable to attend, we would appreciate a donation. The program fee of $15 will be donated in its entirety to People to People to help support their mission of feeding the hungry in our community. It is imperative that you sign up by September 10th, since the amount of food needed will depend on the number of participants.

50. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 9/24/2019 to 4/28/2020

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

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

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 9/25/2019 to 11/6/2019

Location: Online Only

Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and The Theory Self-First This 15 hour online course will allow participants the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to identify, use, understand and manage their emotions and the emotions of others. By developing these competencies participants will:
• reach new heights in being responsible decision makers
• utilize multiple points of view
• be creative problem solvers who make sound, ethical and effective decisions
• explore research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on their professional and personal lives The skills, competencies, and strategies utilized throughout the coursework are research-based and are aligned with the MSCEIT (Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, Yale University) and the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) Competencies.

52. Online: Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 9/25/2019 to 11/6/2019

Location: Online Only

Storytelling is an art form which allows people of all ages to connect. Using stories in any classroom will improve student learning by increasing listening comprehension, expanding language patterns and practicing oral communication skills. Additionally, once students learn to tell stories, their prewriting drafts and factual recall will improve. The NCTE supports storytelling in the curriculum with acknowledgement that students can find a reflection of themselves in stories, and that teachers who value storytelling can learn more about students in a unique way. This online course will help teachers find, learn and share a folktale and teach students to do the same. The course will reflect upon the educational importance of storytelling, and provide support and resources to create a lesson plan for classroom use. It is suitable for all content areas, and all grade levels. Required Readings: In addition to 2 educational articles, each participant chooses one folktale to read and retell. Pamela Schembri is school library media specialist with 25 years of teaching experience, a professional storyteller, and children's author

53. Moulin Rouge on Broadway

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

Dates: 9/26/2019

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Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular... Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Thursday, September 26 at 2:00 pm. Front Mezz tickets are $189. Deadline for registration is Monday, August 12.

54. Introduction to Conflict Resolution

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

Audience: All

Dates: 9/26/2019

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Join us to learn to de-escalate conflict in your school community! In this 2-hour training, we will discuss our anger triggers and cool down techniques you can use in your classroom and your life. See which words can escalate and de-escalate a conflict and practice creating win-win solutions. Training provided by Creative Response to Conflict (CRC)

55. ONLINE: All Learners - ADD and ADHD (offered by the Westchers TC Institute)

Audience: Specials Teachers and K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 11/4/2019

Location: Online Only

This online course, will provide an overview of the current research and best practices for students with ADD/ADHD. We will explore the website ADDitude and use the resources on this site to create a teacher guide outlining strategies to enhance student learning. Differentiation, multiple intelligences, and setting long and short term goals will be a focus for the lesson planning segment. The teacher/parent connection will be established as a support system for the student. Strategies such as cooperative learning, organizational skills, and graphic organizers will be shared and applied to various grade levels. We will read and discuss case studies, teacher testimonials and incorporate best practices into our lessons. Each teacher will leave this course with a classroom management plan that includes strategies for successful teaching and learning. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

56. Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 10/3/2019 to 11/14/2019

Location: Online

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No two students come to class with the same academic abilities, experiences, and needs. However, all students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, skills and standards. "Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching"½½ is a 15 hour online course designed to acquaint educators with innovative digital tools to aid in the differentiation of instruction, ensuring academic success for all students. Teachers will learn to enhance curriculum with audio, visual, and interactive learning experiences so that all children can achieve success, regardless of their skills, interests, learning styles and readiness. Teachers will preview and practice a variety of free digital tools, determine which resources are most appropriate for select students, and master the skills necessary to integrate those digital resources into standards-based curriculum. By the conclusion of the course teachers will be able to design or upgrade a unit of study with digital tools to address the learning needs of their students.

57. Online Teaching Mastery: The Power of You!

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/3/2019 to 11/14/2019

Location: Online Only

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Teaching Mastery: The Power of You! is a 15 hour online course designed to guide you to become a more powerful and effective classroom teacher. You'll develop a presence that students trust, one that motivates and inspires them to own their own learning, and live into their full potential. It's by recognizing your unique teaching dispositions and cultivating your own personal power, the power of you, that you become the true leader of your tribe and create classrooms that are successful academically, rich in humanity, and filled with curiosity and discovery. This course was previously named Evolving as an Educator.
This 15 hour online course will allow educators and support staff the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEAL) needs of students. Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. Social Work CEUs available through Rockland BOCES for $25 Fee.

59. Lower East Side Art Walk

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

Dates: 10/3/2019

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Join us as we visit several galleries with art critique Merrily. The Lower East Side is the city's fastest growing gallery neighborhood. Smaller spaces, a more experimental agenda and a lower price point define the hundred plus galleries on the Lower East Side. Known as an incubator for avant-garde talent, this is the place to be as more and more ambitious galleries move here. Thursday, October 3rd at 11:00. Fee is $40. Meeting place TBD. Please register by September 10th.

60. Introduction to Restorative Justice

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

Dates: 10/3/2019

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Do relationship issues interfere with your classroom or school community running smoothly? Restorative practices help us to build community and restore relationships. This session will include; parts of a community building circle, types of circles and processes for building restorative schools and communities including after school programs and religious settings. Join us for this 2 hour session and gain tools to build community and address issues so you can teach most effectively! Training provided by Creative Response to Conflict (CRC).

61. Online: Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 10/4/2019 to 11/8/2019

Location: Online only

A teacher's use of formative assessment techniques is essential in ensuring that students are meeting the learning targets for a unit. Incorporating this type of assessment into your daily lessons provides you with evidence that will help guide instruction Formative assessment is nothing new - our teachers were administering formative assessments to us when we were in school many years ago. In today's digital world, we are lucky to have so many more tools to assist us in our formative assessments. Teachers in the class will review the research on formative assessment as well as explore dozens of instructional tools that can be used for formative assessments. Teachers will leave this course with concrete and easy to use examples for embedding more formative assessments into their lessons . PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

62. Online: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners - ELL's (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 10/4/2019 to 11/8/2019

Location: Online Only

English language learners present special challenges for teachers in today's classrooms. A successful ELL teacher learns to balance the language learning needs of the students with the appropriate content. The knowledge and skills students gain in ELL classes positively affect their lives at school and home. As the diversity of the United States increases, so too does the need for teachers of second language learners. Participants in this course will create lesson plans that incorporate strategies to reach ELL students.PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

63. Cole Porter & The Great American Songbook

Location: Bickford Theater (Morristown, NJ) [map]

Dates: 10/6/2019

Cole Porter joyfully pushed the envelope of musical theatre with ultra-sophisticated, often risque songs. Join us for a musical tour through his career, including classic songs like You're the Top, Night and Day, All Through the Night, and Begin the Beguine performed by Broadway stars Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther. Prior to the concert, Rob Kapilow will discuss the works and engage the audience in conversation. Sunday, October 6th at 2:00 pm. Bickford Theater (located inside the Morris Museum), 68 Morris Ave.,(GPS 68 Lafayette Ave.) Morristown, NJ. Tickets are $43. Registration must be completed by August 10th.

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

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 10/7/2019 to 11/12/2019

Location: Online Only

Character education provides guidance for youth to understand their abilities, to strive to reach their fullest potential, to care for others and enables all youth positive self-development. Schools can foster this development in and out of the classroom by focusing on intellectual, social, emotional, and ethical character in students. Implementing character development programs that focus on these needs gives students the optimal chance at success. Character education is a primary prevention tool used to promote positive youth development, academic achievement, and character development. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Many of today's students are living with chronic trauma including homelessness, poverty, child abuse, neglect and exposure to violence in the home and in their communities. These experiences can lead to serious behavioral problems, wreak havoc on their ability to learn, and stunt academic growth. One of the problems educators face is identifying the symptoms of trauma since children don't always express their distress in a way that is easily recognizable. In this online course, we will address the root causes of trauma, specific confusing behaviors children might exhibit and discuss next steps to create a school environment where all students feel safe and can flourish - rather than fail - in and out of the classroom.PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

66. Online: Starting off the School Year Right with ELLs!

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/7/2019 to 11/7/2019

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This 5 week online course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare and inform educators on how to get started with ELLs. This includes identification and placement procedures of English New Language learners. Participants will also explore immersion lessons in English and walk away with numerous samples and strategies, gain an introduction to the research proven SIOP Model, differentiate between SIOP lesson planning and mainstream lesson planning, and learn how to support ELLs in the mainstream 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.

67. The Building Blocks of Numeracy

Location: Richard P. Connor Elementary School (Richard P. Connor ES, ) - RP Connor Elementary School 13 Cypress Rd, Suffern

Audience: All

Dates: 10/8/2019 to 12/10/2019

Location: RP Connor Elementary School 13 Cypress Rd, Suffern

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Calm, Command and Conquer the Curriculum® Take a in-depth look at the continuum of learning at the elementary level. The session will highlight what matters most in the early elementary curriculum; building strong number sense, exploring the composition and decomposition of numbers and encouraging children to enjoy the playground of numbers that unfolds in a number rich classroom. Participants will gain insight into key standards and explore stories and games that promote numeracy skills. Let's help children learn to love math! Training will be targeted to the grade level of those participating.

68. How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) using Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices - A CRC Model

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

Dates: 10/10/2019 to 5/14/2020

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This 30 hour course, created by Creative Response to Conflict, includes a 15 hours of training followed by 15 hours participating in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The course will introduce participants to SEL, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices; the PLC is designed to facilitate sharing of best practices for implementation of the skills and concepts learned in the 15 hour training. Educators will explore the 3 SEL competencies and how to effectively integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) into academic subject areas with sample lessons. Participants will learn key conflict resolution skills, including escalation and de-escalation, win-win, open questions, paraphrasing, active listening and I-messages. At the end of the course, participants will have the requisite skills to create a more welcoming school environment and a more effective model for managing discipline issues.

69. Ain't Too Proud: The Story of The Temptations

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

Dates: 10/16/2019

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Come see this musical that won 11 Tony nominations. Ain't Too Proud follows The Temptations' journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. Through friendship and betrayal amid the civil unrest that tore America apart, their moving and personal story still resonates five decades later. Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 pm. Imperial Theater, 249 W. 45th St., Front mezz tickets are $159. Deadline for registration is August 6th.

70. Online Digital Citizenship (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 10/18/2019 to 11/22/2019

This online course is designed to help educators guide their students through the rules and potential implications of social media and technology. We will delineate appropriate ways to use technology and share strategies in the classroom. We will examine the 9 Key P's of Digital Citizenship and how to teach these strategies to students. We will create posters, share lesson plans and explore various scenarios and how to respond to each one. We will be accessing two different tool kits using the Common Sense Media website that will help shape our lessons and will share free resources for our schools and districts. We will customize this information and create a comprehensive classroom plan. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

71. Online: Growth Mindset (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 10/18/2019 to 11/22/2019

Location: Online Only

The focus on building our students' growth mindset capacity continues to prove to be an important role for educators. Teachers are often aware of the concepts behind mindsets but have not looked at their lessons and teaching techniques in relation to the concept. Teachers in this course will develop methods for reflecting on their current practices and materials in a manner that will assist their students in growing this essential capacity. Present research and best practices will be evaluated and utilized to improve student learning outcomes in the classroom.PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

72. EDU4440 Electronics and Robotics

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

Dates: 10/21/2019 to 12/1/2019

An introduction to the study of robotics and industrial automation. This course will provide theoretical and hands-on experience in the areas of design, programming, debugging, set-up, and interfacing of industrial robotic application. It will also be an introduction to the use of drones in education and the FAA regulations that impact the educational and commercial use of drones. This course will provide the basics of flight, the use of coding to control autonomous flight, basic digital photography and cinematography, and the knowledge required to take the FAA Part 107 certification exam to obtain an FAA Remote Pilot license. $1437.30 City Tech fess for NYS Certified teacher residing in NYS includes CITY TECH 3 undergraduate course credits and CITY TECH part time technology fee. Add $267 RTCI fee. A minimum of 15 is required for the course to operate.

73. Membership Meeting on 10/22

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

Dates: 10/22/2019

Join us and learn what's new at the Center. Learn about new programs and connect with friends. Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd at 10:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd. Garnerville, NY 10923. Our speaker will be Colby, our Collette representative who will share with us information about our exciting trip Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains featuring Louisville, Gatlinburg & Asheville. Feel free to invite family and friends to this presentation. Please bring one nonperishable food item to the meeting. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING.

74. SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

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

Audience: School-related professionals, TAs

Dates: 10/22/2019

This seminar will explore the relationships between administrators, educators, students, and paraprofessionals. The seminar will focus on the crucial skills needed to create a safe, welcoming learning environment and will highlight the impact paraprofessionals have in establishing the learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they are returned home at the end of the day. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

75. Book Club 10/23/19 AT HAVERSTRAW TOWN HALL

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

Dates: 10/23/2019

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This month's selection is Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd at 10:30 at the Haverstraw Town Hall. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

76. Regina Carter in Concert at RCC

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

Dates: 10/26/2019

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For Regina Carter, recipient of a MacArthur Genius Fellowship and Doris Duke Artist Award, the violin isn't simply a musical instrument, but a passport to a myriad of cultures and sounds. Dubbed "the finest jazz violinist of her generation" by The New York Times, she draws upon a wide range of musical influences, including Motown, Afro-Cuban, swing, bebop, folk and spirituals, and her repertoire ranges from "After a Dream" to "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Saturday, October 26, 8 pm. Fee is $39. Registration must be complete by September 15th.
This course will use multi-media and Living History approaches to the American Civil War in the Hudson Valley and the expansion of Industrialization in the Hudson Valley. It will take place over two days - one day in the classroom and one day visiting sites in the Hudson Valley. A multimedia presentation will begin the course and then participants will have an authentic Civil War encampment experience on the grounds of the Cold Spring Foundry where a major canon factory supplied thousands of canons for the Union war effort. Participants will dress as Civil War soldiers and will experience camp life during the Civil War. They will also discover the effect of the war on the rapid industrialization of the Hudson Valley. A site visitation to the Vanderbilt estate will introduce participants to vast amount of wealth created by the supercharged American economy following the Civil war. This program is co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation.

78. Online: Digital and Visual Learners (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 11/11/2019 to 12/16/2019

The Internet has become a primary tool for student communication and research and has moved our classrooms from a passive acquisition of facts to an active application of knowledge. This online class will give you the tools you need to design lessons that will help students navigate the digital tools available to them, including pod-casting, video techniques, teacher tube and global communication sites. These techniques and strategies will allow all our students to take charge of their own technological learning and will help them become successful classroom learners. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

79. Online: ENL Verbal and Noncommunication

Audience: ALL

Dates: 11/12/2019 to 11/15/2019

Location: Online Only

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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

80. Itzhak Perlman at Bergen PAC

Location: Bergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ) [map]

Dates: 11/16/2019

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. Pianist Rohan De Silva, a native of Sri Lanka, has performed with Perlman around the world, including for presidents of the United States and the Queen of England. Saturday, November 16 at 8 PM. Bergen performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt, Englewood, NJ. Center balcony tickets are $70. Deadline for registration is August 10th. THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE TO RUN.

81. Online: Cross Cultural Communication

Audience: All

Dates: 11/18/2019 to 11/21/2019

Location: Online Only

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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.

82. Mental Health & Wellness 101

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

Dates: 11/18/2019

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The median time between the onset of mental illness (when symptoms first appear) and when an individual gets appropriate treatment is 10 years. During that time, a person is likely experiencing periods of increased symptomology and periods of wellness. Mental Health and recovery are dependent on an individual's ability to recognize and manage where they are each day on the continuum between wellness and illness, and to take care accordingly. Education and early intervention promotes wellness and leads to better outcomes.
Goals of the Training:

Increase basic knowledge of mental health to help reduce stigma.

Understand Mental Health as a continuum of wellness that defines us every day - it is illness, recovery and all of the space in between.

Promote wellness, treatment seeking behavior, recovery and self-care.
This training is taught by Wendy Blanchard, M.S., CHHC, CPS, Client & Family Advocate and Community Educator. Wendy Blanchard was honored to be a part of creating this training as a resource and support for the newly implemented New York State Mental Health Education Law which began on July 1, 2018.

83. Book Club 11/20/19 AT KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

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

Dates: 11/20/2019

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This month's selection is The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, November 20 at 10:30 at the King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

84. Online: Cross-Cultural Communication and Children's Literature

Audience: All

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 11/27/2019

Location: Online Only

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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.

85. Vaping - What is Behind the Cloud

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

Dates: 12/3/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

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Learn about the risks and harms of vaping among teens. We will discuss the chemicals in vaping products, the effects on the developing adolescent brain, and laws and regulations. You will also have the opportunity to see firsthand the most popular vaping devices so you will be able to identify them. Handouts will be provided.

86. Mental Health Education Law

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

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, School Support Staff, nurses

Dates: 12/5/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

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In October 2016, MHANYS, Mental Health Association of NYS, published "Mental Health Education in New York Schools"outlining legislative history and intent, and recommendations for implementing the law including content that should be included when schools are developing curriculum. The Mental Health Law training gives a brief overview of the law, as well as briefly talks about social/emotional learning, self care and recovery from Mental Illness. This training is sponsored by Rockland Teachers' Center in conjunction with the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

87. National Board Certification Support Cohort

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

Audience: National Board Candidates

Dates: 12/9/2019 to 3/16/2020

This 15-hour course will provide support to new and renewal National Board Certification candidates in the 2019-2020 school year. During our sessions, we will unpack the National Board Standards, the Five Core Propositions of the National Board, and work to facilitate the submission of the National Board Components. It will cover the Foundations of the National Board process, preparation for Component One (the exam), building Component 2 (Differentiation for Students), Component 3 (Creating a Fair and Equitable Environment -- the video component), and Component 4 (Identifying and Addressing a Student Need and A Professional Need). We will outline and teach how to approach the forms, written commentary and reflective pieces in each component. Feedback will be provided on written responses, and peer collaboration will be incorporated to engage the cohort in a rich environment of professional collegiality and pedagogical development. Participants must attend all sessions and complete the evaluation in MyLearningPlan to complete the course. A separate writing institute is recommended for candidates in the Spring.

88. Holiday DooWop Vol II at Bergen PAC

Location: Bergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ) [map]

Dates: 12/14/2019

Celebrate the holidays in classic style when LAR Enterprises presents Holiday Doo Wop Vol. II featuring Lou Christie ("Lightning Strikes"), Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions ("Just to Be With You"), The Capris ("There's a Moon Out Tonight"), The Happenings ("See You in September"), Belmont Ave - A Tribute to Dion. Center mezz tickets are $59. Saturday, December 14 at 7 PM. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ. Registration deadline is August 20th. THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE TO RUN.

89. Book Club 12/18/19 AT KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

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

Dates: 12/18/2019

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This month's selection is One Day In December by Josie Silver. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, December 18 at 10:30 at the King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

90. Online: Are You a Culturally Responsive Teacher? (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/10/2020

Location: Online only

Delivering culturally-responsive lessons can not only help you engage students, but allow them to make personal connections with content. Greater student investment will lead to many other benefits, such as more rigor and motivation. This course will walk educators through the process of learning about the link between culture and neuroscience, as well as methods for infusing daily lessons with culturally responsive activities. A happier, focused classroom is the ideal outcome. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

91. Online: Strategies for Teaching ELLs

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/6/2020

Location: Online Only

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This 5 week online course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English Language students using a variety of strategies. This course will include learning how to evaluate authentic ENL materials based on guidelines such as: culturally responsiveness, age-appropriateness, linguistic accessibility, diverse adaptations and learning English Language strategy games that increase language acquisition. Participants with explore the benefits of these ENL strategy games and learn how to adapt and integrate them into their personal teaching or classroom lessons. In addition, participants will explore strategies that include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension, the importance of vocabulary instruction, and 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 course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course.

92. Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior - SRP Seminar

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

Audience: School related professionals, TAs

Dates: 1/14/2020

Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, such as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection, cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT and made possible through funding from the New York State Department of Labor. A minimum of 15 is required.

93. Online: Teaching Tools to Support English Learners

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/24/2020 to 4/2/2020

Location: Online Only

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This 5 week online course will run through Google Classroom. During this experience, participants will explore a variety of teaching tools that will support ENL learners in unique ways. During this course participants will explore tools such as EdPuzzle, Amazon Echo, Google Drawings and much more! 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.

94. Online: Adjusting Your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, Be Persistent and Preserve

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/25/2020 to 4/8/2020

Location: Online Only

In this 15 hour online course,participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation. At the end 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; and understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community. "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi.

95. Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment - SRP Seminar

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

Audience: School related professionals, TAs

Dates: 3/3/2020

This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. A minimum of 15 is required.

96. Proactively Confronting Trauma in the Classroom and Other Learning Spaces - SRP

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

Audience: School related professionals, TAs

Dates: 3/24/2020

Students are affected by their experiences and impacted by the situations and events that they witness. Exposure to trauma and traumatic events often create social, emotional and behavioral problems that can hinder academic progress. This seminar will provide School-Related Professionals (SRPs) with an understanding of how trauma affects students and offer an opportunity to develop strategies to support and promote school wide success. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this 15 hour online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts.

98. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Training

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

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

Dates: 6/2/2020

Location: Building 10

The STAR Cultural Arts training will include a discussion on cultural arts programming, question and answer with Rockland BOCES, networking among cultural arts coordinators throughout the county. Programs to be showcased: TBA

99. "Tina" on Broadway

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

Dates: 6/3/2020

Tina follows Tina Turner from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global queen of rock 'n' roll. Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her then husband Ike. The Queen of Rock n' Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with 11 Grammy Awards. Lunt-Fontanne Theater, 205 W. 46 St. Wednesday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm. CENTER front mezz tickets are $153. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 17th.

100. SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

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

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/22/2020

This seminar will explore the relationships between administrators, educators, students, and paraprofessionals. The seminar will focus on the crucial skills needed to create a safe, welcoming learning environment and will highlight the impact paraprofessionals have in establishing the learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they are returned home at the end of the day. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT.