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1. National Boards Candidate Support, 2017-2018 Cohort

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

Dates: 8/21/2017 to 4/23/2018

Location: Building 10 Professional Development Center

Starting Today

This course is designed to support new National Board candidates (2017-2018 cohort) as they work to complete this highly reflective and professionally enriching process. The program will be facilitated by Nationally Board Certified teacher Annie Hovis-Williams. While participation in cohort support sessions is not mandatory to receive National Board Certification, it is highly recommended. Each three-hour session will unpack the components, provide guidance regarding submissions, and reserve workshop time for candidates to work on the four components of the National Board process.

To receive full credit for the course, participants are expected to attend each session for the full-length of time and participate in all workshops.

snow dates, only to be used as needed: 3/5, 4/9, 4/30

Participants must also register directly with the National Board and pay the initial fees ($75 registration fee and $475 for one component). Participants may apply for the Albert Shanker Grant Program to help defray the costs of other NBC components.

2. Membership Meeting Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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

Dates: 8/22/2017

Starting Soon
Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10:00. Our speaker will be Senator David Carlucci who will inform us about current legislation that were passed and about important initiatives relating to seniors. THIS WILL NOT BE A POLITICAL MEETING. Q&A will follow. Please remember to bring one nonperishable food item to be donated to People to People. We will need a volunteer to drop off the food at People to People.

3. ENL Strategies that Work

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 8/28/2017

During this online course experience, participants will explore and learn best practices for working with ELLs. These strategies will include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course

4. Gentle Tai Chi - 10-week Summer/Fall Session

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

Dates: 8/28/2017 to 11/13/2017

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Tai Chi involves a series of fluid, slow-paced motions and stretches that have been described as "meditation in motion". Join us for gentle Tai Chi and reap the many benefits of this gentle art. Reduce anxiety, improve balance and cardiovascular fitness, relieve chronic pain and increase energy and overall feelings of well-being. This course is appropriate for all and no previous experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Mondays from 10:00-11:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd., Garnerville. Fee is $125 for all 10 classes. Please register ASAP.

5. Membership from 9/1/17 through 8/31/18

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

Dates: 9/1/2017

Membership for one year ending August 31, 2018. Membership cannot be prorated. $40 for the year. You may sign up starting in June and your membership will be covered through August 31, 2018.
This online introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

7. EDU 5550/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

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.

8. EED 755-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulities B-6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

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. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

9. EED 756-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulities 5-12

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

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. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

10. EDU 5085.01/Instructional Strategies for Special Education-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

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.

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

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

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. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

12. Flamenco Song and Dance at Caramoor

Location: Caramoor Center for Music and Art (Katonah, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/6/2017

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Join us at Caramoor Center for Music and Art in Katonah, NY and experience the characteristic dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion, color, and rhythm! The performance takes place in the Spanish Courtyard followed by a tour of the historic Mediterranean-style Rosen House. LUNCH AND TRANSPORTATION ON YOUR OWN. Tickets are $32/37 nonmembers. Wednesday, September 6th at 11:00 AM. Deadline for registration is Thursday, August 24th.

13. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/6/2017 to 12/13/2017

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

14. EED 565-95/Content Area Literacy 1-6

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

Dates: 9/6/2017 to 12/13/2017

Explores the theories, methods, and materials necessary for successful integration of all language arts with content area subject matter for the B-6 learner in a clinically-rich format. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

15. Canasta - a 9-week session

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

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 11/30/2017

This session is for newbies as well as people who know the game but seek to advance their skills. Learn to play from a seasoned instructor and hone in on advanced strategies. Come join us, play and improve your game while having fun. All sessions will be held at Haverstraw Town Hall. Fee is $40/50 nonmember. Thursday dates from 9:30-11:30 are as follows: 9/7, 9/14, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16,& 11/30. Please register by August 16th. $40/50 nonmember

16. EDU 5200.01/Structure of English

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY) - Brownson Hall 219

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 12/14/2017

Location: Brownson Hall 219

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This on campus course will review English grammar for the purpose of developing classroom activities and materials for the teaching of semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology of English to students with limited proficiency. Field experience required. This course is for matriculated students only. Non-matriculated students that wish to take on campus can seek permission. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 for more info. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

17. EDU 5339.01/EDU 5375.01/Teaching Geography/Teaching Economics-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 12/14/2017

Learn about methods for teaching key geographic concepts in the K-12 social studies curriculum. Explore ways to encourage students to use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live local, national and global including the distribution of people, places and environments over the Earth's surface./Must be taken in conjunction with EDU 5339. Develop strategies for teaching economics in the social studies classroom so that students will understand key macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts. Topics will include methods for teaching how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate resources; how major decision-making units function in the U.S. and the other national economies; and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and non-market mechanisms. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

18. CEGE 508-R01/Teaching and the Change Process

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

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 11/2/2017

Teaching is change; learning is change. Merriam-Webster.com defines change as “to give a different position, course or direction to” and “to make different in some particular manner.” Learning is the ability to “solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well.” (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Teachers, then, facilitate learning experiences by teaching students to think innovatively about change and the problem solving process. Each minute, period, day, month and year, teachers are required to create and sustain changes in their students and their teaching. This change is manifested in such educational terms as curriculum mapping, formative assessment, response to intervention (RTI) and differentiated instruction. 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. *Final projects will be due online by Nov. 2, 2017. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

19. EDU 5005.01/Literature for Adolescents

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 12/14/2017

On campus course. This course is designed to introduce students to literature commonly taught in middle and high school classes. The readings will give students an opportunity to explore works that speak to the developmental and psychological needs of young adults. Through recent publications as well as classics of literature, we will examine the history of young adult literature and the social and literary movements that have influenced it. Because they depict conditions and experiences familiar to middle and high school students, these works are frequently included in the secondary school teaching canon. The readings are selected to be representative of genre and theme and reflective of reading levels from 6th grade through 12th. Most importantly, students will develop criteria for selecting literature for the classroom and become actively involved in creating strategies for effective instruction. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

20. EDA 784-95/Curriculum Development for Administrators

Location: George F. Baker High School (Tuxedo Park, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2017 to 10/21/2017

This course examines the foundations, principles, and issues in curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of the structure and content of curriculum, effectiveness of the delivery systems, and on development and alignment of the curriculum. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

21. EDU 5085.02/Instructional Strategies for Special Education-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

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.

22. EDU 5107.01/Childhood Mathematics Methods

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY) - Library Room 004

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

Location: Library Room 004

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This course is on campus. 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. This course is open to matriculated students only. Please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org. for more info.

23. EDU 5307.01/Observing, Assessing and Understanding Child Development: Birth to Grade 2

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

Investigate formal and informal methods of assessing student's learning including observational techniques; and evaluate one146s own instructional practice. Develop Skill in using information gathered through observation and assessment to plan and modify instruction. 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. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

24. EDU 5108.03/Childhood Science

Location: James A. Farley Elementary School (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 11/13/2017

This course provides students with the theories and methods of teaching, learning and assessing science and technology in elementary school. It is both practical and theoretical and holds the belief that all teaching methods and practices are rooted in theory. Building on this foundation, students will engage in dialogue, investigation, analysis, and reflection in order to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of science, scientific inquiry and how to develop an elementary school science curriculum. Students are expected to refresh their content knowledge in the physical and biological sciences. This course will also address the move towards Next Generation Science Standards and Practices. Required Texts: Bass, J.E., Contant, T.L. & Carin, A.A. (2009). “Teaching Science as Inquiry”, Boston: Pearson. If you 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.

25. EED 753-95/Workshop in Understanding Literacy Difficulites

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

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

26. EDU 5013.01/Math for the Learning Disabled Student-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

This on campus course is for both regular and special educators, and will explore topics in understanding the nature of math disabilities, construction and administering assessment instruments, developing instructional strategies and materials, evaluating the results of instruction, and managing the classroom. (Special Ed Course). 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.

27. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

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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 is for fully matriculated students only. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

28. New Member Reception

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

Dates: 9/12/2017

If you are a new member who joined us from September 2016 on, you are cordially invited to our reception at Ceil Kosofsky's house, 27 West Gate Rd., Suffern on Tuesday, September 12th 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.

29. CLEP

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 9/12/2017

Testing site is located at RTC South Tappan Zee Education Center 561 Route 9W Piermont, NY 10968 Piermont, NY; RTCI registration fee is $35; CLEP registration fee is $80 paid at time of CLEP registration; Limit is one test per testing session; Go to http://clep.collegeboard.org/started to register with CLEP and receive an entrance ticket; Bring entrance ticket and government issued photo ID on day of testing (ex: Driver's License, Passport); For testing information contact Donna Rodriguez at drodriguez@rockteach.org or phone 845.553.9514. The following tests are available: American Government; History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877;History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present; Human Growth and Development; Introduction to Educational Psychology; Introductory Psychology; Introductory Sociology; Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Social Sciences and History; Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648; Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present; American Literature; Analyzing and Interpreting Literature; College Composition; College Composition Modular; English Literature; Humanities; Biology; Calculus; Chemistry; College Algebra; College Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Pre-calculus; Financial Accounting; Information Systems and Computer Applications; Introductory Business Law; Principles of Management; Principles of Marketing; French Language (Levels 1 and 2); German Language (Levels 1 and 2); Spanish Language (Levels 1 and

30. CEGE 532-R01/The Power of Formative Assessment

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

Dates: 9/12/2017 to 11/21/2017

As a result of this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to formatively assess student learning. "Anyone who has ever played or coached a team sport understands the basic idea that ongoing assessment and adjustment are the keys to improved performance" (McTighe, 2007). In this course, participants will engage in the process of ongoing assessment, feedback, reflection, revision and instruction. Participants will develop what Charlotte Danielson (2006) calls a "Habit of Mind" in which student assessments guide teacher instruction. The book Checking for Understanding by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey will be the guiding text. Course expectations include taking ideas from individual research, small group online discussions and whole group sessions to put ideas into action. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. The online work and correspondence will be completed on the class wiki page. The link for the course is drgillwiki.wikispaces.com. This portion of the course requires posting on a discussion board. Participants will work towards a final project, creating interconnected lessons and reflections aimed at improving student learning. Participants will provide repository of classroom documents aligned with NYS Learning Standards. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

31. Piano Recital at Caramoor

Location: Caramoor Center for Music and Art (Katonah, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/13/2017

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Join us at Caramoor in Katonah, NY for this Wednesday Morning Concert featuring a performance by talented pianist Andrew Tyson – an alumnus of our Evnin Rising Stars program – in the majestic Music Room followed by a tour of the historic Mediterranean-style Rosen House. Following the concert, feel free to visit the lovely gardens. LUNCHA AND TRANSPORTATION IS ON YOUR OWN. Tickets are $32/37 nonmembers. Wednesday, September 13 at 11:00. Deadline for registration is August 30th.

32. EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 9/13/2017 to 11/8/2017

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.

33. EDU 5083.05/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 11/16/2017

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

34. Film Club 9/15/17

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

Dates: 9/15/2017

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Join us for on Friday, September 15 at 10:00 at the Nanuet Library. Our facilitator, Mimi Rasiel, will lead us in stimulating discussions before and after the film. This month we will be viewing the film "Amelie". Meet at the Nanuet Library at 10:00 AM. Refreshments are served for a suggested donation of $1.00.

35. EDU 5032.02/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/23/2017 to 10/28/2017

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 is for fully matriculated students only. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

36. Shistory Happens - a Comedy at RCC

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

Dates: 9/23/2017

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Award-winning actor/comedian Robert Wuhl ("Arli$$," "Batman") is back with a hysterical -- and historical -- follow-up to his HBO Comedy Specials "Assume Position 101" and "201." We all know when “stuff” happens, but it takes the keen eye of Mr. Wuhl in this pop culture/history comedy show to point out when shistory happens! Tickets are $50. Saturday, September 23rd at 8:00 PM, RCC Cultural Art Ceneer, 145 College . Registration DEADLINE is September 23rd.

37. 6th Annual "Take a Bite out of Hunger" Fundraiser

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

Dates: 9/26/2017

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This year we'll raise money for the Meals on Wheels 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 26th. Our speaker will be Maureen Nicolich from Meals on Wheels. : Tuna, chicken, pasta, fruit, and also cheese and crackers, juice and water and salad. If you'd like to bring a dish that is not on this list, PLEASE CALL MERRI ROSENBAUM AT 845.368.4829 BY SEPTEMBER 12. Please bring service pieces if your dish requires it. If you are unable to attend, we would appreciate a donation. The program fee of $10 will be donated in its entirety to Meals on Wheels on Wheels to help support their mission of feeding the hungry in our community. It is imperative that you sign up by September 20 since the amount of food needed will depend on it.

38. CLEP

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 9/26/2017

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Testing site is located at RTC South Tappan Zee Education Center 561 Route 9W Piermont, NY 10968 Piermont, NY; RTCI registration fee is $35; CLEP registration fee is $80 paid at time of CLEP registration; Limit is one test per testing session; Go to http://clep.collegeboard.org/started to register with CLEP and receive an entrance ticket; Bring entrance ticket and government issued photo ID on day of testing (ex: Driver's License, Passport); For testing information contact Donna Rodriguez at drodriguez@rockteach.org or phone 845.553.9514. The following tests are available: American Government; History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877;History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present; Human Growth and Development; Introduction to Educational Psychology; Introductory Psychology; Introductory Sociology; Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Social Sciences and History; Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648; Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present; American Literature; Analyzing and Interpreting Literature; College Composition; College Composition Modular; English Literature; Humanities; Biology; Calculus; Chemistry; College Algebra; College Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Pre-calculus; Financial Accounting; Information Systems and Computer Applications; Introductory Business Law; Principles of Management; Principles of Marketing; French Language (Levels 1 and 2); German Language (Levels 1 and 2); Spanish Language (Levels 1 and

39. Elementary Math Professional Learning Community (PLC) RTC463

Location: Richard P. Connor Elementary School (Richard P. Connor ES, ) - R.P. Connor Library

Audience: K-5

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 4/24/2018

Location: R.P. Connor Library

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Elementary Math Professional Learning Community (PLC) is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades k-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide a venue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. 15 hour Elementary Math PLC is grant-funded, FREE to participants, and approved for CTLE.

40. CEGE 504-R01/Launching a Yearlong Writing Framework

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

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 11/21/2017

In this course students will understand how to teach, construct and enhance written responses to texts. They will learn how to implement a yearlong framework that will move students from simple responses to multi paragraph essays. Students will learn how to adapt their lessons to reach all learners. Finally, they will use the lessons taught to create a framework that is relevant to their particular students.

41. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Training

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

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

Dates: 9/27/2017

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

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

42. Book Club 9/27/17

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

Dates: 9/27/2017

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This month's selection is The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, September 27 at 10:30 am at King's Daughters Library, Garnerville, NY. Call 845.553.9298 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY.

43. Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

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

Dates: 9/27/2017 to 10/3/2017

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Don't miss this opportunity to see this awe inspiring artistic achievement, while allowing you to experience this art from a new perspective. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in their original sizes using state-of-the-art technology. The overwhelming impression is the dimensions of the art, the closeness to the picture, and the modern style of the exhibit. Come explore the artwork up close, with an audio tour, at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel. Join us also for an introduction video lecture and discussion on Wednesday, September 27 at 1:30 at King's Daughters' Library. Exhibit tour is on Tuesday, October 3rd at Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ. Meet at 10:45 at a place TBD. We will start the tour at 11:00. $26/31 nonmember. Tickets are limited, so please sign up by Wednesday, August 9th.

44. 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: 10/3/2017

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. Network with other cultural arts coordinators and learn about programming in their schools.

45. Designing Online Instruction

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/4/2017 to 11/15/2017

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Whether to differentiate and personalize instruction, or to remediate or advance skills, online instruction is readily available in most schools. This online course prepares teachers to design online instructional modules that address unique target audiences. Course participants will be guided through the process of designing an innovative instructional unit that can be used with their students. Participants will learn how to navigate a learning management system (LMS) in order to create and evaluate engaging online learning opportunities. At the completion of this course participants will have created a 5-6 hour module of instruction that is dynamic, engaging and goal-driven. 15 hours - Inservice, CTLE, Professional Learning

46. Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and The Theory of Self-First

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/4/2017 to 11/15/2017

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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.

This course is appropriate for teachers, support personnel (guidance, social workers, and/or psychologists), and administrators. 15 hrs CTLE/Inservice
Social Work CEUs are available for this course through Rockland BOCES. A $25 fee applies to be paid to Rockland BOCES.

47. Using Google Tools for Collaboration, Enrichment and Differentiation of Instruction

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 10/4/2017 to 11/15/2017

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In this self-paced hands online course participants will be engaged in various tasks and will be working collaboratively remotely. Every participant will complete the course with artifacts they can use. Taught for over 5 years by a Google certified educator. 15 hours - CTLE, in-service or professional learning.

48. CEGE 507-R01/Creating and Sustaining Enduring Principles and Educational Values in Schools and Classrooms

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

Dates: 10/5/2017 to 11/30/2017

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. *Final projects will be due online by Nov. 30, 2017. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

49. Fall River at Penguin Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 10/13/2017

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Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks. And when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41! Or did she? In this entertaining new work from the author of "Small World," (which is now on Off-Broadway after a successful run at Penguin), Lizzie herself steps forward to tell the story of her life, before and after the famous murders known as "The Crime of the Century."  World premiere. Tickets are $29. Friday, October 13, at 2:00 PM.

50. EDA 789-95/The Superintendency

Location: George F. Baker High School (Tuxedo Park, NY)

Dates: 10/14/2017 to 11/11/2017

This course examines the roles and responsibilities of a superintendent of schools. There will be additional emphasis on the tasks and problems faced by superintendents in an ever-changing luralistic society. Attention will also be given to the superintendency in New York State. The American Association of School Administrator's Professional Standards for the Superintendency will serve as a basis for this course. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

51. Akshardham Arts & Cultural Center & Lunch in Princeton

Location: Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Robbinsville, NJ) [map]

Dates: 10/17/2017

Join us for a tour that you won't soon forget. This amazing Hindu Mandir, spread over 12,000 square feet is the largest temple in North America. This Hindu temple boasts an intricately carved marble facade spanning over 11,00 square feet. Take a guided tour of the magnificent interior and then observe a short worship service that would mesmerize you. Q&A's are welcome. Meet at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 112 N. Main St., Robbinsville, NJ at 10:15. Tour will start at 10:30. A WRAP WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU IF YOU ARE SLEEVELESS OR WEARING SHORTS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO REMOVE YOUR SHOES ONCE YOU ARE INSIDE. IF, FOR MEDICAL REASONS, YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO SO, PLEASE BRING SHOE COVERS OR PURCHASE THEM AT THE TEMPLE FOR $2. From there, travel to Princeton where we'll lunch at the charming Nassau Inn. Following lunch, enjoy a stroll through the lovely town of Princeton. Fee of $45/55 nonmember includes lunch and a guided tour. TRANSPORTATION IS ON YOUR OWN. Registration MUST BE COMPLETE by September 1st.

52. Nyack: A Walking Tour with Town Historian

Location: Nyack Yoga (Nyack, NY) [map]

Dates: 10/24/2017

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Join us as we discover hidden historical treasures in Nyack. Our walking tour will be lead by John Patrick, Schutz, town historian, who will share with us his knowledge of Nyack's architecture, and, in honor of Halloween, paranormal activities in the town. Wear comfortable shoes. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN. Tuesday, October 24th at 10:00. Meeting place TBD. Tour fee is $30/40 nonmember. DEADLINE for registration is September 29th.

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

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

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

Participants will develop a thorough understanding of instructional strategies that meet the needs of all learners. Participants will work collaboratively to develop strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." This quote from Carol Ann Tomlinson will serve as a guiding principal of the course. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of all students. Specifically, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Participants will develop the "big ideas" associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction), and product (assessment). *Final projects will be due online by Dec. 21, 2017. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

54. The Band's Visit Musical on Broadway

Location: Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Ny, NY)

Dates: 11/8/2017

Featuring music & lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee & Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek (The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and a book by NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel Solitude, The Band's Visit comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and twice-extended sold-out world premiere production Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company. This play features Tony Shalhoub, Katrin Lenk and Ariel Stachel. An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., NYC. Wednesday, November 8th at 2:00 pm. Front mezzanine tickets are $129. Please register by August 28th.
Participants will develop a thorough understanding of instructional strategies that meet the needs of all learners. Participants will work collaboratively to develop strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." This quote from Carol Ann Tomlinson will serve as a guiding principal of the course. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of all students. Specifically, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Participants will develop the "big ideas" associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction), and product (assessment). *Final projects will be due online by Jan. 25, 2018. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

56. Youth Mental Health First Aid

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

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

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Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to give adults some key skills to help a youth or teen who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 8 hr CTLE approved training - CTLE Certificates provided by Isabel Burk, The Health Network. Participants must attend 2-4 hour sessions. Two prong registration: Once participants have registered on MyLearningPlan, RTC will provide a link to a Wellcore registration form, which must be complete to confirm registration. Grant funded through Wellcore, Vicki Shaw, Executive Director. Snow date: 12/7/17 4:30-8:30PM
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts. 15 hours, CTLE, inservice,or professional learning. Social Work CEUs available through Rockland BOCES for $25 Fee.
This online course will allow educators and support staff the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEAL) needs of students. Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. Grade Level K-12. 15 hours CTLE, inservice, or professional learning. This course is available for Social Work CEUs. An additional charge of $25 applies to be paid by check to Rockland BOCES.

59. Supporting Students with Brain Injury

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

Dates: 4/26/2018

Location: Rockland BOCES, Building 10 PDC, 65 Parrott Road,

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Problems seen in children subsequent to brain injury may include deficits in attention and concentration, memory, organizational skills, executive functioning, changes in behavior, social skills and emotional control. These can present significant challenges for school personnel.

The goals of the training are to:
Provide an overview of brain injury in all children, not just student athletes

Assist school staff in recognizing the signs & symptoms of brain injury

Help school staff respond appropriately & assist with the student's recovery process using a team approach (The REAP Protocol)

Identify teaching strategies/classroom accommodations that can assist with the student's recovery

Identify FREE resources available to children, their families and school personnel, including the statewide FACTS program

This training is conducted by Margo B. Singer, CBIS, Brain Injury Association of NYS Training Coordinator
Approved for Social Work CEUs. Certificates provided by the trainer. A minimum of 20 is required.