Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Learning Beyond the Classroom with Virtual Field Trips

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 6/2/2021 to 7/20/2021

Virtual field trips provide opportunities for teachers and students to make personal connections through an online learning environment. Through the use of technology, students gain motivation and interest in countless subject areas. The internet provides a wealth of virtual field trips from all over the world for all grade levels, learning levels and topics, providing students experiences that would otherwise not be available. Additionally, participants can create "personalized” virtual field trips to meet the needs of all students. This course will run synchronous online from June 2 to June 30. Final projects and reflections due online on July 20, 2021.

2. Social Emotional Learning: A Strategic Approach

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

Dates: 6/29/2021 to 8/24/2021

Learning is a social and emotional act. From early childhood education to the high school level, rigorous learning requires the formation and maintenance of relationships. However, we cannot expect teachers to add more content or adjust curriculum maps to add "more.” Therefore, no matter the grade level, participants will be able to develop social emotional learning strategies to embed in their current teaching assignments. Participants will work closely on the work developed by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Dominique Smith. We will examine and implement the five-part model of Social Emotional Learning. Required Text: "All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond”, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Dominique Smith. (2018).

3. Instructional and Educational Strategies for English Language Learners

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

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 8/26/2021

The demographics and backgrounds of our students is constantly changing yet we, as educators, still primarily utilize expressive language (speaking and reading) to convey information to students and expect them to use receptive language (speaking and listening) to share with us what they have learned. As more and more children come to our schools needing English as a Second Language services, schools are expecting mainstream, "regular education” teachers to meet the needs of our English Language Learners. By the end of this course, participants will be better able to meet the language and academic needs of ELLs in various academic settings. Required Readings: "Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners”, Hill, Jane & Miller, Kirsten (2014). ASCD: Alexandria, VA. And "Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement”, 2nd Edition, Ceri B Dean, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, Howard Pitler & BJ Stone (2012). ASCD: Alexandria, VA.