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1. Online: Strategies for Teaching ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 12/1/2020 to 12/22/2020

Location: Online - Google Classroom

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This 15 hour course, which will be delivered 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 will 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.

2. Virtual - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs for SRPs

Audience: For Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals.

Dates: 12/2/2020

Location: Online

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Many SRPs work with English Language Learners on a daily basis. The seminar helps SRPs to understand the NYS regulations for identifying and providing services to English Language Learners (ELLs), examine cultural factors that affect instruction for ELLs, and explore strategies for making academic content accessible to ELLs. This seminar is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT-ELT.

3. THE ELEGANT KIMONO AND ITS HISTORY

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 12/3/2020

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Join us as we delve into the origin of the kimono and its meaning in Japanese society. Learn about its history and how it evolved into a garment that indicates its wearer's position in society. Enjoy an exhibition of exquisite designs on the catwalk. Come dressed as a Japanese and have fun with it. (You can use makeup, a garment, chop sticks, etc.) Thursday, December 3rd at 11:30. PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE PRIOR TO JOINING THE PROGRAM: What is a Kimono? Geisha, History, Tradition, Making Process and Trend Now, 28 min. https://youtu.be/kHwg7t9UeKM The Kimono World's Dirty Little Secret, 3 min. https://youtu.be/M7Cerw3vBCc $0/10 nonmembers. Please sign up by 11/26 in order to get the zoom link in a timely manor.

4. The Relationship between Trauma and Child and Adolescent Behavioral Issues- Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 12/3/2020

Location: Zoom

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We will discuss the core components of a traumatic event, how trauma works in the brain, and the long-term cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects of trauma. We will then discuss common behavioral issues that can present in children and adolescents who have experienced a traumatic event in order to be able to better identify trauma symptoms in children and adolescents and to better understand the root causes of these behaviors.Ian Laidlaw is the Clinic Manager, VCS Mental Health Clinic, New City, NY. Minimum of 15 required.

Social Workers: Check "hours" during the registration process. Social Work CEUs will be awarded by NYSED approved Social Work CEU provider VCS.

5. Understanding the Effects of Stress and Fostering Resiliency During the Pandemic

Audience: All

Dates: 12/3/2020

Location: Zoom

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The emotional and mental health toll of Covid-19 has impacted all levels of the educational community. In this training, you will learn about the effects of traumatic stress, learn how to support others, and develop tools for ongoing wellness and emotional health. Provided by the Mental Health Association of Rockland. Co-sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

6. SED 577-96/Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a New Language

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 12/5/2020 to 1/23/2021

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Examination of the structure of the English language, including discussion and evaluation of techniques for teaching the phonological, morphological, and syntactical components of English to learners of English as a new language. Must be matriculated into CR-ITI. This course is an online course. Contact Dylan Hurley for registration and payment information. Call (845) 257-3299 or email hurleyd@newpaltz.edu.

7. E.I. Teach: The Science of COVID - 19

Audience: All

Dates: 12/5/2020

Location: Virtual Training

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Columbia University's Earth Institute virtual training by Zoom will provide educators with the tools and content area expertise to address themes related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the classroom. This online live training will feature Columbia University and Earth Institute experts in infectious disease modeling, public health, ecology and the environment. Registration includes all three sessions. Additional $35 registration (discounted from $50) required through Earth Institute - link provided upon registration.

Session 1 - Beyond Reopening Schools: Education and COVID-19 Speaker: Irwin Redlener, National Center for Disaster Preparedness This session will provide participants with insight into the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on education and learning, with a focus on circumstances in the U.S.

Session 2 - At the Root of It: How Viruses Emerge and Spread Speaker: Maria Diuk-Wasser, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology This session will introduce participants to the connections between infectious disease ecology and pandemics. Dr. Diuk-Wasser will explore how vector-borne, and zoonotic diseases emerge and spread and how we can use the knowledge we already have at hand to mitigate, prevent, and prepare for future public health disasters.

Session 3 - COVID-19's Transmission Dynamics and What the Future Holds Speakers: Jeffrey Shaman and Micaela Martinez, Mailman School of Public Health This joint session will begin with an overview of the epidemiological characteristics of the virus and why and how it became a pandemic. It will then explore the various types of immunity and vaccination options, as well as why certain households/communities are more impacted than others.

8. Sculpture Now: New and Outstanding 3-D Artwork - Gallery Tour with Merrily

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 12/7/2020

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It's a rich moment for sculpture in the New York galleries as artists use plastic, bronze, glass and ceramic to engage with the world around them. Join our one-hour tour of NYC sculpture highlights, and see how Shari Mendelson repurposes scrap plastic into historic treasures and Martin Puryear ponders metaphorical weight in literally heavy bronze. We'll check out Japanese ceramic artist and rising start 'Otani Workshop' and witness Beth Lipman's complex still lives, rendered almost entirely in 3-D glass. Monday, December 7 at 11:00. $25/30 nonmember. Please register by 12/3 to receive the ZOOM link on time.

9. Supporting Students Recovering from Concussion: Return to Learn

Audience: All

Dates: 12/15/2020

Location: Virtual

During this one hour session we will examine many areas of a concussion. You will learn about the science of a concussion including leading causes, signs and symptoms. Attendees will gain insight on what it is like to be a student with a concussion trying to attend school. Finally you will learn academic adjustments that you can use to help students who are recovering from a concussion. An update to this presentation also examines considerations and adjustments to virtual learning. This session is provided by Michelle Kellen, Brain Injury Association on NYS (BIANYS). BIANYS offers Social Work (#0539), Physical Therapy/ PT Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologists, and Occupational Therapy/OT assistants. This training is co-sponsored by BIANYS, RTC, and the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

10. Zoom Book Club 12/16/20

Location: ZOOM AT HOME (ZOOM, NY)

Dates: 12/16/2020

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This month's selection is - Lucky Man. Y Michael J. Fox. Wednesday, December 16 at 11:00. Please register by 12/10 to receive the Zoom link and notes in a timely manner.
You won't need to stand in line to see the Met's blockbuster hit ‘About Time,' a dramatically staged presentation of paired outfits from the last century and a half. On our remote tour, we'll observe how ‘shape, motif, material, pattern, technique or decoration' can speak to each other in garments from different time periods and styles. We'll also take in the Met's ‘Making the Met,' a blockbuster celebration of the museum's 150th anniversary. Gathered together from the far reaches of the Met's vast two million square feet of space, the institution's best-loved masterpieces form new connections and illuminate its history. Monday, December 21 at 11:00. $25/30 nonmember. Please register by 12/17 to receive the ZOOM link on time.

12. Online: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools, January 4 - February 15, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 2/15/2021

Location: Online Only

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

13. Online: Building Remote Student Relationships, January 4- January 25, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/25/2021

Location: Online

Building a strong student-teacher relationship is one of the main pillars of being a strong educator. This is even more important as we navigate through remote learning. In this online class, participants will explore various digital tools including Padlet, Flipgrid and others to build strong relationships with their students. At the conclusion of the course, you will have the digital tools needed to build strong teacher-student relationships in the virtual environment. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

14. Online: Immersion Lessons for Non-English Speakers

Audience: All

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/7/2021

Location: Online

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

15. EDU 5573.01/Autism Spectrum Disorder/ABA

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/15/2021

The focus of the course is to develop an understanding of autism spectrum disorders as well as other low incidence disabilities and acquiring effective pre-academic, academic and social interventions to help students learn and participate fully in the classroom. The course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, from early childhood through the school age years, the identification and etiology , and best practices in programs and services for students identified with ASD's, as well as other low incidence disabilities. This course will run online from 1/4 through 1/15/21. Additional College tuition will be incurred. If you are interested in taking and are not a matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org for details.

16. EDU 5026.01/Literacy in the Content Areas

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/15/2021

Learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run online from 1/4-15/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

17. EDU 5032.02/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/15/2021

This online 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 jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run asynchronous online from 1/4-1/15/21.

18. EDU 5001.01/Apply Multisensory Phonics - 1 Credit

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/13/2021

Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit. Course will run on Mon/Wed/Sat.

19. EDU 5371.01/Technology in Special Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/13/2021

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This course will examine ways to use technologies in planning, implementing and managing the teaching and learning environments for students with special needs and learn how to evaluate, select, develop and adapt technologies. The focus will be on such topics as technologies for assessment and planning, as well as for implementing and modifying instruction, selecting hardware and software, uses of and regulations regarding assistive technology, and using technology to support the principles of universal design. Field experience required. This course will run synchronous online on Monday/Wednesday starting 1/4-1/13/21. Only start and end dates are listed. Additional tuition costs will be incurred.

20. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/15/2021

This on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

21. EDU 5371.03/Technology in Special Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/5/2021 to 1/15/2021

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This 2 credit course is intended to facilitate an understanding of how assistive technologies are used as well as how they function. The emphasis of this course is on determining appropriate technology supports that can be used to increase functioning of school age children with disabilities. The course covers the range of AT supports for children with learning disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling; access for children with physical disabilities; strategies for children with sensory impairments, and communication options for children with communication disorders. Additionally, we will discuss the legal mandates and funding issues pertaining to Assistive Technology. Open to matriculated student only.

22. Online: Co-Teaching, January 7 - February 18, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in Grades K -12

Dates: 1/7/2021 to 2/18/2021

Location: Online Only

In this online course, participants will explore various tools to create an effective co-teaching learning environment, examine and comment on case studies and implement strategies to enhance student learning. We will share ideas on how co-teaching can improve program intensity and increase instructional options. At the conclusion of this class, you will have customized lesson plans that will provide a successful classroom environment for all students. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

23. Content Literacy - Runs online from January 7th through March 4

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/7/2021 to 3/4/2021

Participants will access, develop and utilize reading comprehension strategies that will actively engage their students in the learning process. Participants will have the opportunity to develop, implement and discuss instructional strategies to improve the literacy development of students within all classrooms. Participants will learn effective strategies to improve students' acquisition of competencies in listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, written expression (i.e. mechanics, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and editing skills). Participants will access the information and tools necessary to focus student learning through reading and writing across the curriculum. Teachers involved in this course will have the chance to reflect, discuss, and implement strategies to improve understanding of nonfiction text. More specifically, participants will develop strategies to improve their students' writing skills in any type of classroom setting. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 590-R01. This course will run Asynchronously online from Jan. 7 through March 4, 2021.
This course will provide an overview of the characteristics of effective instructional strategies in a general education classroom. Participants will develop strategies to incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. By the end of this course students should have gained a full understanding of: Special health-related issues, Learning processes of the special education student, motivational and communication techniques, classroom management, the means to update knowledge and skills in the subject taught, current trends and issues, special education legislation, characteristics and etiology of specific disabilities, intervention strategies for children with disabilities, how to adapt the learning environment to meet the needs of exceptional children, and identification of students with disabilities. The text The Inclusive Classroom will provide theoretical support and research-based strategies to improve student learning in mainstream classrooms. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 637-R01. This course will run Asynchronously online from Jan. 8 through March 5, 2021.
During this online course experience, participants will engage in an introduction to the research proven SIOP Model©. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

26. Online: Teachers As Leaders, January 11 - February 21, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in grades K-12

Dates: 1/11/2021 to 2/21/2021

Location: Online

Every day in the classroom teachers assume leadership roles and model this behavior for their students. However, we are not always equipped with the tools we need to assume various leadership roles. In this course, we will explore ways to become active participants in Professional Learning Communities, how to write winning grants and how to engage with professional organizations in and out of the learning community. We will share ideas on how to engage parents, how to become leaders among our peers, and how to advance our leadership skills to the next level. While researching leadership qualities and designing ways to implement them, we will frame our individual needs and expectations and, at the end of this course, every participant will have a customized leadership plan that you can begin to put into practice. THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
As we transition into the virtual teaching realm, it is imperative that we recognize the impact this shift will have on special education students. In this online course, we will identify their needs, identify which strategies will best assist our special education students during remote instruction, and how we can help them advocate during these unprecedented times. Participants will have the opportunity to create student resources, collaborate with their peers, and exchange ideas and best practices that they can integrate into their classroom lessons. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

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

Audience: All

Dates: 1/12/2021

Location: Zoom

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

29. Zoom - Disability Awareness for SRPs

Audience: All

Dates: 1/13/2021

Location: Zoom

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School related professionals often work with students who are identified as having one of the categories. This seminar will provide participants with a general understanding of the thirteen disability categories and key concepts related to the education of students with disabilities. Participants will experience what it is like to have a disability and learn strategies for improving student learning and behavior. A minimum of 15 is required. This session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT.

30. Epilepsy and Seizure First Aid 0 Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 1/14/2021

Location: Zoom

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This training will address what epilepsy is, discuss treatments, show how to care for a person having a seizure, dispel myths/stigma, and spread awareness. It will consist of a powerpoint presentation, video and class discussion/questions

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

31. Supporting Students Recovering from Concussion: Return to Learn

Audience: All

Dates: 1/14/2021

Location: Virtual

During this one hour session we will examine many areas of a concussion. You will learn about the science of a concussion including leading causes, signs and symptoms. Attendees will gain insight on what it is like to be a student with a concussion trying to attend school. Finally you will learn academic adjustments that you can use to help students who are recovering from a concussion. An update to this presentation also examines considerations and adjustments to virtual learning. This session is provided by Michelle Kellen, Brain Injury Association on NYS (BIANYS). BIANYS offers Social Work (#0539), Physical Therapy/ PT Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologists, and Occupational Therapy/OT assistants. This training is co-sponsored by BIANYS, RTC, and the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
Remote learning has presented many new challenges for both educators and students including how to assess student learning in a remote environment. Fortunately, many of the foundational concepts of quality assessment and feedback, that were true prior to remote learning, will guide our remote learning assessments. In this online course, we will review the research on formative assessment as well as analyze and develop assessment tools for each stage of our remote lesson. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a number of assessment strategies that can be easily implemented in remote learning settings. These tools will be applicable to all students, regardless of ability level, and will be suitable for students in the ELL and Special Education populations. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

33. Online: Exceptional Students and Higher-Level Thinking, January 18 - February 28, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in grades K -12

Dates: 1/18/2021 to 2/28/2021

Location: Online

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

34. Online: Successful Remote Teaching Strategies, January 18 - March 1, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/18/2021 to 3/1/2021

Location: Online

The inability to teach in person to a full room of students (during the current COVID pandemic) has had a negative impact on how students feel about their teachers and their learning and how teachers feel about their ability to do the job well. Teachers have a number of open questions about hybrid learning, remote learning, distance learning, applications, resources, and how to best utilize technology. At the conclusion of this course, you will have resources, contacts, and new teaching ideas to alleviate your concerns and bring learning (and fun!) back "into” the classroom. This course will include the following Modules of learning: Understanding Terms Instructional Models: Remote vs. Distance Learning Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Teaching Apps to Promote Engagement Practice with Specific Tech Tool (Flipgrid) Flipping the Classroom Social/Emotional Learning in the Remote Environment PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

35. Online: SIOP Lesson Planning: What the Difference?

Dates: 1/19/2021 to 1/22/2021

Location: Online

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During this online course experience, participants will learn how SIOP lesson planning differs from mainstream classroom planning through exploring the SIOP Planning templates and resources. 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.

36. LED 754-95/Workshop in Diagnosing Literacy Difficulties

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/19/2021 to 5/13/2021

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Clinically-rich course that prepares students to understand, select, develop, administer, and interpret a variety of literacy assessments, as well as use assessment information to plan and evaluate literacy instruction. This course will run online starting 1/19/21 through 5/13/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

37. Real Life Challenges for Real Life School-Related Professionals (SRP)

Audience: All

Dates: 1/20/2021

Location: Virtual

Bus drivers, hall monitors, secretaries, teacher aides/ assistants, cafeteria workers, and school nurses all have encounters with students and other professionals that sometimes need to be handled with care and consideration to avoid escalating a situation. Participants will engage in activities that are based on scenarios specific to their role in the school. Appropriate potential actions will be discussed and shared among the stakeholders to ensure an effective and productive resolution. Time will be given to reflect on past experiences and discuss effective strategies for the future. Next steps will be discussed as a means of moving forward. This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT ELT.

38. LED 510-95/Teaching Writing & Multimodal Text Production

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/20/2021 to 5/10/2021

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This clinically-rich course explores methods of teaching writing in grades K-12, Course activities are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners, and students will learn digital production skills across disciplines. This course will run online from 1/20-5/9/21. Note, only start and end dates are listed.

39. Complex Empathy - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 1/21/2021

Location: Zoom


This training will assist in defining empathy as a process that takes place over time, or a destination to work toward, versus an in-the-moment set of therapeutic actions. We will work toward a definition of complex empathy, look at the importance of empathy in therapeutic work to place complex empathy in context, and then discuss empathy as a therapeutic destination in order to explore the processes required to arrive at that destination. We will then discuss two approaches to attaining complex empathy to illustrate how the process might work in the therapeutic relationship. Ian Laidlaw is the Clinic Manager, VCS Mental Health Clinic, New City, NY. Minimum of 15 required.

Social Workers: Check the "hours" during the registration process. Social Work CEUs will be awarded by NYSED approved Social Work CEU provider VCS.

40. EDPD 5011.01/Creating and Leading a Flipped Classroom

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

Dates: 1/21/2021 to 3/18/2021

As a result of this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to reach struggling learners. This course will cover important aspects of Response to Intervention models. Participants will develop methods of evaluating students and pinpointing areas of academic difficulties. Students will identify struggling students and provide interventions before the application of special education services. Then, participants will develop a positive "mindset” to unlock the potential of all learners. (Dweck, 2006). Further, participants will develop strategies to explicitly guide student learning through a systematic approach. Participants will develop a "tool box” of interventions that are responsive to the needs of all students, but particularly the needs of struggling students. In the words of Fisher and Frey (2010), "Teaching every child is hard work. With that hard work, though, comes a group of learners who are prepared to participate in society. This learning occurs in the classrooms of well-prepared teachers who are undaunted by student learning variations because they believe that each child is an individual and that individuals exhibit differences in growth due to many factors, including carefully selected instructional interventions.” This course will have a direct impact upon student learning. Teachers will walk away with a process of intervention that will make them more purposeful and effective. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. See syllabus for required readings. This course was formerly CMSV CEGE 636-R01. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Final projects and reflections due by March 18, 2020.

41. EDPD 5013.01/Digital Tools to Support Meaningful Learning

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

Dates: 1/21/2021 to 3/18/2021

Educators and support staff will become experts on using digital tools to communicate, create, collaborate and assess students. Participants will gain an understanding of internet tools to create online resources, screen-casting, assessments, online portfolios, and communication options for students and parents, and how to maximize the learning environment to reach students through different learning mediums. No textbook is required for this course. Critical reading of assigned articles and supplementary materials are embedded throughout the course. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Final projects and reflections due by March 18, 2020.

42. Online: Supporting ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom

Audience: All

Dates: 1/25/2021 to 1/28/2021

Location: Online

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During this online course experience, participants will learn strategies to support English Language Learners in the mainstream classroom. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.
Technology has become ubiquitous in today's classroom amid a global pandemic and school closures. It is important to take time to reflect on how to most effectively use our time with the most appropriate tools for social emotional learning. Knowing one's emotions, how to manage them, and ways to constructively express them are essential life skills. These skills enable one to handle stress, control impulses, and motivate oneself to persevere when faced with personal, academic, or work-related obstacles. In this online class, we will explore the most effective technology tools to enhance student engagement for SEL in today's remote classroom. Course participants will create student resources, collaborate with their peers, and exchange ideas and best SEL practices that they can seamlessly integrate into their classroom lessons. This course is appropriate for all K-12 professionals. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

44. LED 757-95/Clinical Practices in Literacy Intervention B-6

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/25/2021 to 5/10/2021

New
In this capstone course, candidates work in a clinically-rich setting assessing, designing, implementing, and adjusting as needed an intervention plan for students in grades B-6 to demonstrate mastery of program content. The course also provides information as mandated by NYS Education law in instruction students in fire and arson prevention, prevention alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and child abduction prevention. This course will run online from 1/25-5/10/21. Note, only start and end dates are listed.

45. LED 758-95/Clinical Practices in Literacy Intervention 5-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/25/2021 to 5/10/2021

New
In this capstone course, candidates work in a clinically-rich setting assessing, designing, implementing, and adjusting as needed an intervention plan for students in grades 5-12 to demonstrate mastery of program content. The course also provides information as mandated by NYS Education law in instruction students in fire and arson prevention, prevention alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and child abduction prevention. This course will run online from 1/25-5/10/21. Note, only start and end dates are listed.

46. LED 760-95/Literacy Leadership and Coaching

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/25/2021 to 5/10/2021

New
Within this clinically-rich course, candidates study literacy leadership and adult learning. Practices include leading RTI/assessment meetings, analyzing literacy programs, coaching, responding to policy decisions, writing grants, planning professional development, and establishing learning communities. This course will run online from 1/25-5/10/21. Note, only start and end dates are listed.

47. Virtual Elementary Math PLC - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 1/26/2021

Location: Zoom

The virtual Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators and offer them a place to explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices, and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities, and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide an avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The PLC meets on 9/1, 9/29, 10/27, 11/24, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25.

48. Support for Students with Autism for SRPs

Dates: 1/27/2021

Location: Zoom

Ending the achievement gap between students with and without disabilities requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar provides evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. . This session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT.
Given these unprecedented times, it is important that educators be aware of the resources available to them. In this session, we will be sharing different websites, books, applications, strategies, etc. that we have found valuable during hybrid and/or remote learning. We also invite participants to bring any resources they've used and found helpful to share during the session. Participants will have time to explore, discuss, and ask questions about shared materials, as well as brainstorm ways to overcome some of the challenges they are facing with instruction this school year. Blair Bookman and Maryanna Hoesktra are Co-Presidents of the Rockland Reading Council. Co-sponsored by Rockland Reading Council, Rockland Teachers' Center, and STAC.

50. LGBTQ+ School Staff Training - Virtual

Audience: All

Dates: 1/28/2021

Location: Virtual - Zoom

The curriculum in this virtual training covers an introductory "101” on gender identity/expression and sexual orientation, an overview of disparities in educational outcomes/experiences for LGBTQ+ youth, and an opportunity for discussion, allowing staff to identify areas where adjustments may need to be made. Follow-up discussions help to identify disparities in positive school experiences, gather demographics of those accessing support services and implement best practices to be modeled by other educational institutions throughout the county and beyond. The training is conducted by Rockland County Pride Center staff. The trainers, who are representative of the LGBTQ community, are utilized for this training, adding personal experience.

51. Online: Conferring with Confidence: The Heart of Effective Reading and Writing Instruction - February 1 - March 15, 2021 (WTCI)

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

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 3/15/2021

Location: Online Only

Through collaboration and inquiry, participants will explore the conferring process and the effect that is has on classroom instruction and student engagement. Participants will work through each step involved in conferring in the classroom with a specific focus on the RIP model. Participants will identify and explore the protocol for effective feedback within an instructional setting. At the conclusion of this course, participants will display a knowledge and expertise of the structure of a conference, implications for classroom implementation and instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and that they can embed in their instructional practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

52. Online: ENL Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

Audience: All

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 2/4/2021

Location: Online

New
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.

53. Online: Growth Mindset, February 1 - March 15, 2021 (WTCI)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 3/15/2021

Location: Online Only

In this online course, teachers will focus on building students' growth mindset capacity. Teachers are often aware of the concepts behind mindsets but have not looked at their lessons and teaching techniques in relation to this 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 strategies utilized to improve student learning outcomes in the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

54. EDU 5641.01/Ethical Considerations/ABA

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/14/2021

Ethics and Professional Conduct will orient students to the ethical and professional guidelines for Board Certified Behavior Analysts®. The course will review ethical guidelines for assessment, treatment, and research. Students will learn to describe and apply professional and ethical guidelines specifying the Behavior Analysts' responsibility to their clients, colleagues, and field and to society. Additional tuition costs will be incurred. Course will run online on from 2/1-5/14/21. Only start and end dates are listed. If you are interested in this course, please contact jmurray@rockteach.org for more details.

55. EDU 5026.01/Literacy in the Content Areas

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/14/2021

Learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run online from 2/1-5/14/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

56. EDU 5490.01/Literacy Development in Grades 7-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/14/2021

This online course prepares specialists to work collaboratively with content area and grade level teachers in grades 7-12. The content includes the analysis of the language demands of texts, the skills needed to read texts with advanced language and to identify and implement strategies to enable grade 7-12 students to meet those demands. Differentiation of instruction and the collaborative process are significant parts of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This online course will run from 2/1-5/14/21.

57. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/14/2021

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. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs Feb. 1 through May 14, 2021. Only start and end dates are listed.

58. EDU 5000.03/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/14/2021

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. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs Feb. 3 through May 14, 2021. Only start and end dates are listed.

59. EDU 5001/01/Apply Multisensory Phonics - 1 Credit

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/10/2021

Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit. Only start and end dates are listed.

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

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

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 4/19/2021

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 would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

61. EDU 5083.03/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/10/2021

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

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

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

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/10/2021

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

63. EDU 5088.03/Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 4/19/2021

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP/IFSP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. Required Text: "Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 hours observation. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

64. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/1/2021

This on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run synchronous online on Mondays 2/1-5/1/21.

65. EDU 5480.01/Literacy Methods Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 5/4/2021

This on campus course will allow students to acquire the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to guide the literacy development of young children. They will explore the developmental influences on preschool learning and examine the role of language in supporting literacy development and consider research-based early literacy activities and methods such as book reading, writing activities using invented spelling, storytelling, as well as other activities that foster phonemic awareness, print concepts, phonics skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Students will examine methods and materials to support literacy development. They will also consider the role of families in supporting the literacy development of young children. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs synchronous online.

66. EDU 5380.02/Curriculum, Management, and Assessment

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

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 4/13/2021

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

67. EDU 5550.03/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 5/11/2021

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.

68. EDU 5377.01/Science Methods Grades 5-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 5/11/2021

Explore approaches to assessment, curriculum planning and instruction at the middle childhood and adolescence levels for Science education. Learn to use technology (including assistive technology) as well as a broad range of teaching methods and materials that will allow middle childhood and adolescent students within the full range of abilities to master the learning standards for Science. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will meet synchronously online. Only start and end dates are listed.

69. EDU 5403.01/Mathematics Methods Grades 5-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 5/11/2021

New
Explore approaches to assessment, curriculum planning and instruction at the middle childhood and adolescence levels for Mathematics education. Learn to use technology (including assistive technology) as well as a broad range of teaching methods and materials that will allow middle childhood and adolescent students within the full range of abilities to master the learning standards for Mathematics. Field experience required. This course will run synchronous online from 2/2-5/11/21. If you are not a matriculated Manhattanville student and would like to take this course, please email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. Additional tuition cost will be incurred. Note, only start and end dates are listed.

70. Online: Enhancing Reading Comprehension with Digital Resources

Audience: All

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 3/17/2021

Location: Online Only

This 15 hour online course provides teachers with the resources to merge digital media and literature and consequently, to enhance reading comprehension skills. Have you ever read a book... a short story... a poem and been able to see the characters, know the place, or empathize with the protagonist? Many students have not had such a memorable reading moment. Many of today's students prefer digital media to literature. To motivate students to read teachers can connect reading with a wealth of digital resources that students use every day to connect with books.  This course is available 24/7
This fun and engaging 15 hour online course offered by a Google Certified Educator is designed to provide information and examples of various Google tools available to enhance the learning experiences of different learners. Participants will explore Google Earth, Google Docs (collaborative presentations, spreadsheets, documents and forms) Google Apps and Google SketchUp. Examples of how these tools can be integrated with different subject areas that are aligned to national and NYS standards will be shared. To complete this course, participants will create online collaborative materials, mini project and develop a plan to implement Google tools into their curriculum to promote learning in a 21st century environment. Participation in discussions, sharing of ideas and feedback is important, enlightening and promotes professional growth. Grade Level K-12.. NYS. Course is available 24/7 from the start date to end date.
This 15 hr online course will allow educators the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEL) 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. SEL teaching strategies will be naturally infused into the organizational structure of the school, as well as into existing curricular activities. This online course will allow educators to build bridges by acknowledging past accomplishments and validating what is presently working well. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning. Social Work CEUs provided by Rockland BOCES - $25 fee paid directly to Rockland BOCES.

73. Online Teaching Tools to Support English Language Learners

Location: Online (online, ny) - Online Only

Audience: All

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 3/17/2021

Location: Online Only

Participants will explore a variety of online teaching tools, such as Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, Kami, Seesaw and Screencastify, that will support ENL learners in unique ways. 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. This 15 hour online course will be delivered though Google Classroom.

74. EDU 5387.02/Fundamentals of Middle Childhood Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 5/12/2021

This on campus course will focus on the sociological and academic factors that have resulted in the creation of the modern middle school concept. The course will emphasize how active learning, team structures, and lesson design can support the social, emotional and intellectual development of students in the middle grades. We will develop strategies for motivation, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. We will also explore how to create a collaborative environment among students, colleagues, and parents and examine the effects of state standards and mandated testing. Students are expected to be active participants in the conception and creation of lessons. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.Only start and end dates are listed, please follow the dates listed on webadvisor for this course. This course is cross-listed with EDU 3376.02.

75. EDU 5642.01/Measurement and Single Experiment Design/ABA

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 5/12/2021

Measurement and Single Subject Experimental Designs will equip students with skills needed to confirm the clinical efficacy of interventions by subjecting them to experimental evaluation using single-subject designs. Students will learn to develop valid and reliable systems for measuring behavior, to display data using popular and accessible graphing software, and to assess for orderly changes in behavior through visual inspection and interpretation of graphic data. This course is open to Fall 20 matriculated students only. Additional tuition costs will be incurred. Course will run synchronous online on Wed. from 2/5-5/13/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

76. EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 4/14/2021

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

77. EDU 5460.02/Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II

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

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 4/14/2021

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

78. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 5/14/2021

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. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs online from Feb. 1 through May 14, 2021. Only start and end dates are listed.

79. EDU 5612.01/Assessment & Intervention Literacy Instruction Grades 1-6

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 5/12/2021

Examine the most current theory and practice in assessment of reading, language development and literacy. Consider case studies and actual test materials and learn how to evaluate assessment technique effectively and efficiently in relationship to meeting the needs of the children and the curriculum. Prerequisite: EDU 5396 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy or EDU 5402 or 06. Field Experience Required of seven hours. 3 credits in Special Ed and/or Literacy. Required Texts: Beers, K. (2003). When kids can't read: What teachers can do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Gunning, T. G. (2013). Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties (5th edition). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Leslie, L. & Caldwell, J. (2010). Qualitative reading inventory, 5th Ed. New York: Addison, Wesley Longman. http://www.awl.com/leslie, Shaywitz, S. (2005). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed.

80. 5371.01/Technology in Special Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/4/2021 to 5/13/2021

New
This course will examine ways to use technologies in planning, implementing and managing the teaching and learning environments for students with special needs and learn how to evaluate, select, develop and adapt technologies. The focus will be on such topics as technologies for assessment and planning, as well as for implementing and modifying instruction, selecting hardware and software, uses of and regulations regarding assistive technology, and using technology to support the principles of universal design. Field experience required. (Special Ed Course) Open to matriculated student only. There will be an additional $75 technology incurred from the college.

81. EDU 5298.01/Early Childhood Inclusive Strategies

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/4/2021 to 5/13/2021

This on campus course will explore historical antecedents to early childhood education and trace their influences on contemporary inclusive classrooms. This course will examine instructional programs and practices to include classroom management techniques, designed to provide a challenging learning environment to children with diverse learning characteristics. The course will address the special needs of ELLs and children from different cultural settings. Collaborative models will be discussed. An Individual Family Service Plan will be designed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed. Please register for the 2 credit version.

82. EDU 5307.01/Observing, Assessing and Understanding Child Dev. B-Grade 2

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/4/2021 to 5/13/2021

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. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs 2/4-5/13/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

83. EDU 5374.01/7-12 Teaching Methods and Curriculum

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/4/2021 to 5/13/2021

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Explore curriculum approaches, teaching and assessment strategies, classroom management, and other critical issues in teaching at the middle childhood and adolescence levels. Become familiar with the ways in which middle and high schools function, both within their buildings and within their broader communities. Field experience required. This campus course will run synchronous on Tuesdays from 4:20-6:50 starting 2/4-5/13/21. Note only start and end dates are listed. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, contact jmurray@rockteach.org for more info. Additional tuition charges will be incurred.

84. EDU 5643.01/Developing and Increasing Behavior/ABA

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/4/2021 to 5/13/2021

The purpose of this course is to teach students how to implement behavior change procedures, systems, and interventions that increase socially meaningful adaptive skills. Students will also learn ways to train others in the implementation of such procedures and systems. There will be an emphasis on the application of these skills in applied settings (e.g., home, school). This course is open to Fall 20 matriculated students only. Additional tuition costs will be incurred. Course will run synchronous online on Wed. from 2/4-5/13/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

85. EDU 5573.01/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/4/2021 to 5/13/2021

The focus of this on campus course is to develop an understanding of autism spectrum disorders as well as other low incidence disabilities and acquiring effective pre-academic, academic and social interventions to help students learn and participate fully in the classroom. The course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, from early childhood through the school age years, the identification and etiology, and best practices in programs and services for students identified with ASD's, as well as other low incidence disabilities. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed. Please register for the 2 credit version.

86. EDU 5573.01/Autism Spectrum Disorder/ABA

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/4/2021 to 5/13/2021

The focus of the course is to develop an understanding of autism spectrum disorders as well as other low incidence disabilities and acquiring effective pre-academic, academic and social interventions to help students learn and participate fully in the classroom. The course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, from early childhood through the school age years, the identification and etiology , and best practices in programs and services for students identified with ASD's, as well as other low incidence disabilities. Additional College tuition will be incurred. If you are interested in taking and are not a matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org for details. This course will run synchronous online, only start and end dates are listed.

87. Online: Creating Independent Problem Solvers, February 8 - March 22, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in grades K - 12

Dates: 2/8/2021 to 3/22/2021

Location: Online Only

Fostering deeper thinking and greater understanding promotes increased engagement in the classroom. In this online course, we will examine question formulation and exploration as key parts of the problem solving process. In the real world, students will not have access to all the information they need to solve problems - they will be required to sort, decipher and gather it themselves. As class participants, you will focus on all curriculum areas and explore the best problem solving practices in math. Authentic challenges will be introduced as we look at problem solving in action and how your students can think and problem solve outside of the textbooks. With the tools you provide them, students will be able to work out solutions to complex problems that will lead to enhanced student learning and increased student engagement. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

88. Online: Cross-Cultural Communication

Audience: All

Dates: 2/8/2021 to 2/11/2021

Location: Online

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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.

89. EDPD 5031.01/Building Professional Learning Communities

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

Dates: 2/11/2021 to 4/8/2021

This course will have two goals: (1) to facilitate Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in our schools through the habits of successful thinking and (2) assist participants in creating classrooms responsive to the needs of all students. These two goals will allow participants to grow professionally and push students beyond independence levels. By developing habits of thinking and collaborative communication skills with colleagues, participants will develop strategies to make their schools better learning communities and to make their classrooms more responsive to the needs of all learners. We will utilize the book How Full is your Bucket by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton as the conceptual framework. The book "reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health and longevity.” Effective schools explicitly develop the skills and strategies of collegiality amongst staff members. Effective teachers have a profound impact upon student learning. Therefore, participants will develop thinking and communication skills to make them more effective teachers; improving their responsiveness in the classroom. Required Readings: "How Full is Your Bucket? Educator's Edition: Positive Strategies for Work and Life”, by T. Rath and D.O. Clifton, Chicago: Gallup Press, 2007; "Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community”, by A. Kohn Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 2006; "Learning By Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities”, 3rd ed., by R. Dufour and R. Dufour. New York: Solution Tree. 20126. Recommended Readings: "Productive Group Work”, by N. Frey et al. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. 2009. This course was formerly CMSV CEGE 605-R01. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information. Final projects and reflections due by Apr. 8, 2020.

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

Audience: All

Dates: 2/15/2021 to 2/18/2021

Location: Online

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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.

91. Online: Critical Thinking and Questioning Techniques, February 22 - April 5, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Specials

Dates: 2/22/2021 to 4/5/2021

Location: Online

Critical thinking is a key component in the classroom environment and can lead to improved learning and questioning skills. It can enhance language and presentation skills and can improve the way students express their ideas. Critical thinking can occur when students are analyzing, evaluating, interpreting or synthesizing information or when applying creative thought to form an argument, solve a problem or reach a conclusion. Critical thinking skills will prepare your students to interpret and evaluate new information and will help them in and out of the classroom. During the course, we will examine, in depth, Bloom's Taxonomy and apply this theory to various literature and other content areas. We will explore cause/effect, sequencing, patterning, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, hypothesizing and critiquing. At the end of the class, you will have the tools you need to incorporate critical thinking and higher order questioning into your classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

92. Online: Home Language and Literacy Development of ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 2/22/2021 to 2/25/2021

Location: Online

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

93. Virtual Elementary Math PLC - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 2/23/2021

Location: Zoom

The virtual Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators and offer them a place to explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices, and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities, and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide an avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The PLC meets on 9/1, 9/29, 10/27, 11/24, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25.

94. EDPD 5040.01/Responding to Literature with Power

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

Dates: 2/23/2021 to 4/27/2021

In this course, students will understand how to construct, teach, and enhance writing responses to texts. They will learn how to implement a yearlong framework that will move students from simple responses to multi paragraph essays. Students will learn how to adapt their lessons to reach all learners. Finally, they will use the lessons taught to create a framework that is relevant to their particular students. REQUIRED TEXT(S) Douglas Fisher , Nancy Frey . (2013). Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition Paperback. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.Kylene Beers and Robert E Probst. (2013). Notice & Note Strategies for Close Reading. New Hampshire: Heinemann. This course will run synchronous online on all dates listed. If you are taking for graduate credit and do not have an account set up with the college, please email jmurray@rockteach.org for more info.

95. Implicit Bias 101 - Virtual

Audience: All

Dates: 2/23/2021 to 2/25/2021

Location: Virtual - Zoom

Participants will receive an overview of implicit bias research and key findings. This training includes dialogue regarding the dangers of a single story, the importance of courageous conversation, racial anxiety and colorism and will include an overview of national, industry-specific data disaggregated by race and gender. This training will include a discussion of implicit bias from the target's perspective and the impact of implicit bias in the classroom. You must attend both days to receive CTLE. Dr. Alexandria A. Connally is the Founder and CEO of Culturally Responsive Environments and Discipline and Director of Equity, Inclusion & Innovation, Nyack Public Schools. A minimum of 10 is required.
In this online book study, participants will develop their own use of the principles of effective teaching and develop a master teacher mindset through the examination of the best-selling text Never Work Harder Than Your Students by Robyn R Jackson. We will explore how to engage students in the heavy lifting of learning through the use of units of study, lesson plans, assessments, interventions and classroom management. With a focus on the quality of learning and not the quantity of work; teachers will become better equipped to lead their students on a voyage of self-discovery and acquisition of academic knowledge. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a unit of study, lesson plan, assessment and action plan to help them put the principles into practice immediately and effectively, challenging their students to work hard and think harder. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS MUST PURCHASE A COPY OF THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS.

97. Online: Brain Based Learning and Student Engagement, March 1 - April 11, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 3/1/2021 to 4/11/2021

Location: Online

In this online course, we will explore the human brain and examine how it works. You will hear the most up to date theories on how students learn and how best to engage them in the classroom. We will look at how to incorporate group work and peer collaboration in the classroom to foster engagement and how to give students the opportunity to take the lead while still adhering to specific curriculum guidelines. At the end of the course, each participant will be asked to share a classroom plan that delineates specific strategies and lesson plan ideas that will put their students in the center of learning. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

98. Online: Strengthening Home/School Communication

Audience: All

Dates: 3/1/2021 to 3/4/2021

Location: Online

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

99. Online: All Learners - ADD and ADHD, March 8 - April 19, 2021 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators and Professionals in grades K - 12

Dates: 3/8/2021 to 4/19/2021

Location: Online only

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

100. Online: Using Cognates with English Language Learners

Audience: All

Dates: 3/8/2021 to 3/11/2021

Location: Online

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

101. EDPD 5012.01/Teaching Core Skills: Listening and Speaking

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

Dates: 3/10/2021 to 5/5/2021

As a result of this course, participants will develop methods and strategies to integrate the core skills of listening and speaking into their curriculums. They will be able to infuse real-world problem-solving skills into content area curriculums. Participants will make student learning more enjoyable by better teaching the "noncognitive skills of learning” (Opitz & Ford, 2014). In this course, participants will learn to embed content-rich experiences into the classroom. Not only will participants achieve better product results from their students, but also witness students developing the lifelong learning skills of critical thinking, linguistic aptitude and cooperation. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. The small group 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 current NYS Learning Standards. Required Readings: "Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy”, by Opitz, Michael & Ford, Michael. (2014) Alexandria, VA: ASCD; "Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking”, by Palmer, Erik. (2014). Alexandria, VA: ASCD. If you plan to take this course for graduate credit and do not have a previous account set up with the college, please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for more information.