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1. Food and Movement Matter: To Learn, To Teach, To Thrive

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/9/2022

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Food and movement matter in our schools! Whole school wellness transitions students, staff, and community to a stronger place. We hope to inspire you to build, strengthen, and create school buildings where an inclusive culture of health and wellness are valued as strong connections to learning, teaching, and thriving. Presenters: Shayna Russo, Project Manager, SNAP-Ed NY Hudson Valley Region. Bintou Hinds, Regional Coordinator, SNAP-Ed NY Hudson Valley Region

Objective: By the end of the session, participants will have gained knowledge and heard how food and movement can be incorporated into the school day and what benefits have been experienced by students, teachers and administration here in New York State.

This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium. Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete.

2. Let's Get Physical - Why Classroom Movement Matters

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/9/2022

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Being physically active is about more than obesity prevention. It is also a vital building block for social and emotional wellness. Screen time and seated time have become more prevalent than ever in the classroom environment. We will explore why movement is vital for physical and mental health AND how it can help decrease behavioral problems, increase student learning capacity, and make your classroom a happier place. This training is facilitated by Erica Dahl, SNAP-ED Nutrition Education for Special Projects, CCE Orange County.

Objective: By the end of this session participants will be able to list at least 5 benefits of incorporating more physical activity in their classrooms. Teachers will report their intent to incorporate more movement into their classroom this school year.

This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium. Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete.

How does the Student Wellness Policy directly affect teachers and students? Come learn what is in a wellness policy, how it impacts the school environment, and how to use it to your advantage. Presenters: Carrie Steindorf, Creating Healthy Schools and Coordinator, Rockland County Department of Health. Sarah Bentley-Garfinkel, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities, St. Lawrence County Health Initiative. Facilitators: Bintou Hinds, SNAP-Ed NY Hudson Valley Region & Patty Amidon, SNAP-Ed NY Southwestern Region

Objective: By the end of this session participants will understand how a wellness policy can create a safe, secure, supportive, healthy and equitable learning environment for all students.

This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium. Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete.

When school is in session students may be eating 2/3 of their meals in school. That's 360 meals! But what about the rest of the time? The effect of hunger and nutrition insecurity can impact your students' potential. Join us for a panel discussion to learn more about making sure students have access to healthy foods in and out of school. You will hear from those who run and implement Farm to School, Backpack Programs, School Pantry, Summer Lunch, and other food service programs. Come with questions to help you start or enhance what is offered in your school. Part 1 - Program Highlights. Presenters: Chef Dave - Food Service Director, Kingston City School District. Caitlin Fitzpatrick - SNAP-Ed NY Associate Director Nutrition & Health Services, Food Bank For NYC. Megan Latza - SNAP-Ed NY Nutrition Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County. Becky O'Connor - Farm to Institute Coordinator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY. Amanda Williams - Associate Director of Community Partner Programs, Food Bank For New York City

Objective: By the end of this session participants will have expanded knowledge and skills around the effects of food insecurity on students ability to learn and how to address food insecurity within their schools and/or districts.

This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium. Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete.

No one could have prepared you for the past few years. Emotions, exhaustion, and the balance of it all have stressed us out! Join in on an engaging discussion that will guide you in figuring out your archetype and how you can make small changes to create balance in your world, including your classroom. Presenter: Mallory Jackson MPA, MHSC, Assistant Professor of Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling, School of Education. Behavioral Sciences, and Public Services, SUNY Jefferson

Objective: By the end of this session participants will be able to identify what archetype they are (or they are working with) and how they can make small changes to create balance in life, including the classroom.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

Are you expected to monitor compliance with your school district's Student Wellness Policies and conduct the triennial assessment? Do you know what should be included in a strong wellness policy? Are you wondering where to begin and how to put it all together? This training will show you where to find the right tools and how to use them. Presenters: Carrie Steindorf, Creating Healthy Schools and Coordinator, Rockland County Department of Health. Sarah Bentley-Garfinkel, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities, St. Lawrence County Health Initiative.

Objective: By the end of this session participants will gain an understanding of how their engagement in wellness policy can support a healthy and equitable learning/work environment.

This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium. Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete.

7. Mindfulness and Yoga as a Morning Meeting Technique

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/10/2022

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Join us in an informative session to learn simple mindfulness techniques, calming breathing exercises and physical movements that you can tie into your daily morning routine with your class and in your own life. We will also be discussing social emotional check-ins and how to tie that into your morning routine for students. Presenter: Jennifer Tuthill, Teacher at Newburgh Enlarged City School District, and Bent on Learning Certified Yoga Instructor.
Objective: By the end of the session participants will be able to identify one mindfulness technique that can be incorporated into their classroom routine and/or building level efforts.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

8. Taking a Bite out of Nutrition in the Classroom - Part 1

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/10/2022

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Diet and nutrition play a major role in shaping a student's health over the course of their lifetime. Research shows that nutrition education can teach students to recognize healthy habits, how healthy habits influence health, and how emotions and outside influences can affect eating habits. The school setting is an ideal place to learn about nutrition and health. Let's get students excited about eating well, right from the start! Learn about opportunities and strategies to bring free, evidence- based nutrition education into your classroom. Plus, food is fun! Hands-on, interactive nutrition workshops can be a great way to engage students and better prepare them for subjects such as math, reading, science, health, and more!

Presenters: Kelsey Monks, Regional Environmental Nutritionist, SNAP-Ed NY Southern Finger Lakes Region, and Justine Hays, M.S., R.D., Senior Nutrition Educator, SNAP-Ed NY North Western Region.

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

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

9. Transforming Literacy through Movement

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/10/2022

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Join us for this fun, energizing, and interactive virtual training! Learn practical, kinesthetic strategies for boosting sight word recognition, reading fluency, decoding skills, and more. Gain ideas for increasing your students' focus, attention span, writing, and creativity! The training also includes ideas for virtual instruction and suggestions for parents. All participants will receive the Spelling Animals eBook.

Presenter: Suzy Koontz, Learn Thru Movement Founder.

Objective: By the end of the session participants will be able to identify 1-2 techniques that can be incorporated into their classroom and/or building level efforts to improve literacy levels.

The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link.

10. From Empathy to Executive Function - Integrating SEL in the K-12 Classroom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/10/2022

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Join our discussion about integrating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) practices into the K-12 classroom, including a discussion on the importance of developing empathy, an overview of delays in SEL caused by the COVID pandemic, and how SEL ties into executive functioning, which is necessary for academic success and beyond.

Presenter: Dr. Liz Rodano, German International School of New York, Coordinator & Early Childhood Teacher.

Objective: By the end of the session participants will be familiar with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) practices and identify how they affect academic success and beyond.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

11. Importance and Benefits of Youth & Family Engagement

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/10/2022

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Join the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as attendees will learn simple and impactful strategies grounded in why family engagement is essential to ensure all children are healthy, safe, engaged, and supported. Participants will learn (and experience!) resources aligned to the Whole Child Model, including community engagement, youth voice, and staff wellness. Come prepared to learn, share, move, and play!

Objective: By the end of this session participants will be able to identify 1-2 ways in which they can improve family and/or youth engagement in their classroom or building.

This training is facilitated by Daniel Hatcher and Isabel Kashani-Lara of Alliance for a Healthier Generation and is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium. Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete.

12. Move it! Bringing Active Learning to Classrooms

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/10/2022

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If you want to incorporate more physical activity into your classroom but need some inspiration, then you're in the right place! This workshop is packed with ideas, tools, and resources to engage students of all ages and abilities in movement and games that keep them learning and interested. Ideas and modifications will be given for both in person and virtual opportunities.

Objective: By the end of this session participants will be able to report at least two activities they will try in their classrooms this school year. Teachers will identify two resources they will use as a reference for physical activity ideas and/or how they can adapt for differently abled students.
This training is facilitated by Sean Brock, Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Regiser with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

13. Ready to Play CATCH? Taking you on a Coordinated Approach to Childhood Health Journey

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/10/2022

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From single classroom CATCH Lessons to a CATCH Training followed by taste testings, Water Wednesdays, and a school-wide Wellness Day, Edward R. Andrews, Elementary Principal and Team Leader will share their CATCH journey.CATCH is a national program that uses evidence based Whole Child Wellness programs showing how a coordinated approach to childhood health is an investment in academic success.

Presenters: Kayleigh Bowles, Monticello Central School District, 5th Grade Classroom Teacher. Bryan Fairbrother, Edward R.Andrews Elementary Principal. Sue Osborne, Edward R. Andrews, Physical Ed Teacher. Facilitated by Betty Clark, SNAP-Ed NY.

Objective: By the end of the session participants will have gained knowledge and heard how food and movement have been incorporated into the school day and what benefits have been experienced by students, teachers and administration in NYS.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

When school is in session, students may be eating 2/3 of their meals in school. That's 360 meals! But what about the rest of the time? The effect of hunger and nutrition insecurity can impact your students' potential. Join us for a panel discussion to learn more about making sure students have access to healthy foods in and out of school. You will hear from those who run and implement Farm to School, Backpack Programs, School Pantry, Summer Lunch, and other food service programs. Come with questions to help you start or enhance what is offered in your school. Part 2 - Panel Discussion.

Objective: By the end of this session participants will be able to identify 1-2 ways in which they can address food insecurity within their schools and/or districts.

Panelists: Sara Cameron - Children's Programs Coordinator, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Chef Dave - Food Service Director, Kingston City School District. Becky O'Connor - Farm to Institute Coordinator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY. Jess Pino-Goodspeed - Child Nutrition Program Specialist, Hunger Solutions New York. Jo-Anne Rafalik - Chief Operating Officer, Schenectady Community Ministries. Amanda WIlliams - Associate Director of Community Partner Programs, Food Bank For NYC. Moderated by Caitlin Fitzpatrick, Food Bank For New York City & Megan Latza, CCE Albany.

Regiser with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

15. Taking a Bite out of Nutrition in the Classroom- Part 2

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/11/2022

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Now that you know WHY nutrition education is important, you may be wondering "how do I put it into practice?". With more demands on classroom teachers than ever before, we know time is tight. Ask educators, just like yourself, who have found simple and effective ways to incorporate nutrition education into their classrooms. Learn how it works, about the pros and cons, and hear their success stories.

Panelists: Jessica Dean, Kindergarten Teacher at Matilda Avenue School, Bronx, New York; Cook Shop Coordinator

Kristina Ginty, XYZ Teacher at Anna Merritt Elementary in Lockport, New York

Joan Martin, SNAP-Ed Nutritionist, Southern Finger Lakes Region

Facilitated by Kelsey Monks, SNAP-Ed NY Southern Finger Lakes Region & Justine Hays, SNAP-Ed NY North Western Region.

Objective: By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify 1-2 ways to effectively incorporate nutrition education into their classroom.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

16. Using Outdoors to Enhance Student Wellness and Learning

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/11/2022

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In this session we will be discussing the importance of outdoor time for students and how it affects their academics. Outdoor learning helps to increase attention, engagement, and reduce behavior problems in the classroom. Strategies and tips for implementing lessons outside will be shared. We will also be discussing an important book called Last Child in the Woods, which was instrumental in the No Child Left Inside movement, encouraging students to be outside during the school day.

Jennifer Tuthill is a teacher at the Newburgh Enloarged City School District and Certified Yoga Instructor.

Objective: By the end of the session participants will gain knowledge on the importance of outdoor time for students and how it affects their academics.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

17. Regenerative Resilience in Schools

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/11/2022

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This workshop discusses the function of resilience and what nutures it. By looking at the physiological responses to stress and adversity, participants are introduced to healing-engaged approaches that deepen their understanding of practices that support growing and learning in scholars of all ages.This training is facilitated by Julika Von Stackelberg, Community Resilience Educator, CCE Orange County.

Objective: By the end of the session participants will be familiar with healing-engaged approaches that deepen their understanding of practices that support growing, and learning in scholars of all ages. Participants will feel more confident discussing the impact of trauma on the wellbeing of students.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

18. Diversity in Motion Panel

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/11/2022

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Learn how to give EVERY student opportunities to be physically active that speak to their culture and unique skills and abilities. Panelists will discuss cultural competency and exciting opportunities for getting kids up and moving!

Panelists: Rashad J. Smith, ROC Freedom Riders, Co-Founder

Sophie Wisoff, MPH, GoBike Buffalo

Maurelhena Walles, Equity Design, CEO Girls on the Run

Facilitated by Erica Dahl, SNAP-Ed NY Hudson Valley Region.

Objective: By the end of this session, participants will expand their knowledge and skill to meet the needs of all students while creating a supportive and equitable learning environment.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

19. Practical Application for Family Engagement

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/11/2022

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Family Resource Coordinators (FRCs) at East Ramapo Central School District work directly with their district's families to provide support and referrals to resources and programs. This spans from helping parents access ESL programs to food pantries, childcare, and more. FRCs will share how they become such a strong presence in the ERC school district and how they keep their families engaged.

Presenters: Joanne Robinson-Silas, East Ramapo Central Administration FRC

Julie Ennis, Grandview/Lime Kiln FRC

Jacqueline Iaria, Spring Valley High School FRC

Objective: By the end of this session participants will be able to identify 1-2 ways in which they can improve family engagement in their classroom or building.

Registrar with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

20. Food's Connection to Feelings of Belonging and Beyond

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/11/2022

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Feelings of belonging and mattering are key factors to educational success for children. These feelings also encourage caring for ourselves and others. Using the Meaning of Food in Life Questionnaire, participants will learn to weave the five domains of food in our lives into conversations and activities that support belonging, mattering, and a positive relationship with food.

Presenter: Adrienne Markworth, Executive Director, Leah's Pantry

Objective:By the end of this session participants will be able to recognize how food and culture are deeply rooted in a child's sense of belonging in the school community, improving the effort to meet the diverse needs of all students.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

21. Staff Wellness (Part 2): Identify, Release, Renew

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/11/2022

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Identify, Release, Renew: Join Mallory Jackson and acknowledge your individual workplace trauma responses. Release the patterns of behavior that complicate your workflow and discover strategies for change.

Presenter: Mallory Jackson, Assistant Professor of Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling, School of Education, Behavioral Sciences Public Service, SUNY Jefferson

Objective:By the end of this session participants will be able to identify 1-2 behaviors that will improve their workflow and enhance internal capacity to engage and collaborate with colleagues, parents and students.

Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

22. Youth Engagement and Student Wellness

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/11/2022

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Engaging youth in school and community wellness initiatives is a great way to build life skills such as leadership/mentoring, advocacy, career/college readiness, etc. Hear from school and community program champions who have developed successful strategies for engaging youth in health and wellness activities.

Presenter: Barbara Borey, Clifton Fine Central School Green Program

Facilitator: Amanda Cappadona, SNAP-ED NY Hudson Valley Region.

Objective: By the end of this session participants will be able to identify 1-2 ways in which they can improve youth engagement in their classroom and/or afterschool activities and how it can be connected to wellness initiatives.
Register with Snap-Ed to receive the zoom link. The evaluation in Frontline is required to be marked complete. This training is part of the SNAP-ED School Wellness Summer Symposium.

23. Youth Mental Health First Aid - Virtual

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 8/18/2022

Youth Mental Health First Aid is the initial help offered to a young person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental health disorder or a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate help is received or until the crisis resolves. This course is designed to reduce the stigmas associated with mental health illnesses. In this course participants will learn how to recognize warning signs of mental health and substance use challenges and implement a 5-step action plan.
The course is divided into two sessions. Participants are required to complete a 2-hour self-paced webinar at least one week prior to the instructor-led training. The instructor-led training is a 6- hour training, which includes breaks.
Participants will need a laptop or desktop with camera and microphone capabilities to participate in the instructor-led training. As per the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, participants are expected to be present with cameras on 90% of the instructor-led training. Rockland County/Orange County and neighboring counties districts/residents have priority.

24. Regional Elementary Math Professional Learning Community 22-23 - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 9/20/2022 to 3/28/2023

The Elementary Math PLC (15 hours) is designed to connect elementary math educators and offer them a place to explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices, and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities, and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide an avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. This Professional Learning Community is a growing community of learners led by Math Specialist Lynda Brennan and developed around Elementary Math and the Math Next Gen Standards. Ongoing professional learning and discussion are built into the PLC. It is not a repeat course.
Objective #1: At the conclusion of this course the participants will better be able to provide meaningful math experiences for K-5 students based on the new generation NYSED curriculum standards. Participants will actively engage students in the math curriculum by incorporating research-based instructional practices that enhance student understanding and outcomes.

Objective #2:The Elementary Math PLC seeks to provide a venue for math educators to collaborate, explore content, and discuss and reflect on instructional practices. Discussions offer participants new views on how to implement the curriculum in ways that positively impact all learners, improve instructional practices and build math rich cultures at the elementary level.
This 15 hr course will take participants through an eight-week cycle of action research to look at how elementary teachers implement the five pillars of literacy instruction in their classrooms. The course will consist of the spirals look, think, and act protocol Stringer (2014) suggested. Each spiral allows participants to delve deeper into exploring the five pillars of literacy and reflect on their current practices. At the same time, they learn about strategies to increase students' phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Action research is unlike other types of research. This type of research puts a plan of action into play that attempts to influence performance, change practice or process, or even overhaul the entire program (Sager & Williams, 2016). This type of research engages the participants to become problem finders and solutionaries as they cycle or spiral through a carefully constructed action plan that helps them continue looking, thinking, and acting on the problem. With each spiral, their efforts uncover different understandings and answers. This course asks teachers to think about their instructional practices as they become active members of the research process and share their experiences and reflections to try and work towards developing better literacy instruction to benefit their students.
9 hours synchronous on Zoom and 6 hours asynchronous.

26. Early Childhood Professional Learning Community 22-23 (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 10/6/2022 to 5/4/2023

The Lower Hudson Region Early Childhood Professional Learning Community 22-23 (PLC) brings together PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1 educators and support staff to collaborate, build relationships, and prepare children to develop skills necessary for successful transitions in early childhood. The 22-23 PLC will have sessions on Mindfulness, Music and Literacy, Play-based Numeracy Strategies, Science Themes, and more. Each session will explore a topic centered around educating the WHOLE child. PLC members will build a network for sharing support and resources. Jennifer Tuthil will facilitate the Early Childhood PLC. Each session will consist of an invited presenter well versed on the topic and will provide time for participants to collaborate and share resources. The PLC offers the opportunity to earn 8 CTLE hours by completing each one hour session. This PLC is co-sponsored by Nyack Teacher Center And Rockland Teachers' Center.

27. Grades 3-5 Next Gen Math Uncovered: Explore Key Content and Learning Trajectories, Part 1

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

Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers, pre-service teachers, teacher assistants and coaches.

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 11/1/2022

The goal of this training is to explore key aspects of the Next Gen Standards, learning trajectories/coherance links, and best instructional practices for grades 3-5. Next Gen Math Uncovered will help new teachers, tenured teachers, and support staff for grades 3-5 dive into the Next Gen Math Standards with confidence. It's a time to explore NYSED coherance links across the standards and connect content to visual models and routines that will enhance instruction in the math classroom. This training is part one of a multiple part training that collectively address curriculum highlights that span the academic year. Facilitated by Lynda Brennan.

28. It takes a Village Impact, Impact of SRP's, Developing the Whole Child (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 10/12/2022

This seminar will explore factors impacting student learning and achievement by identifying ways SRPs can support student learning in and out of the classroom. The seminar will focus on crucial skills need to create a safe, welcoming learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they return home at the end of the day. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

29. Grades K-2 Next Gen Math Uncovered: Explore Key Content and Learning Trajectories, Part 1

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

Audience: Grades K-2 Teachers, pre-service teachers, teacher assistants and coaches.

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 11/15/2022

The goal of this training is to explore key aspects of the Next Gen Standards, learning trajectories/cohearance links, and best instructional practices for grades K-2. Next Gen Math Uncovered will help new teachers, tenured teachers, and support staff dive into the Next Gen Math Standards with confidence. It's a time to explore NYSED coherence links across the standards and connect content to visual models and routines that will enhance instruction in the math classroom. This training is part one of a multiple part training that collectively address curriculum highlights that span the academic year. Facilitated by Lynda Brennan.
Participants will become acutely aware of the statistical gaps in achievement between different racial groups. The goal is to enlighten educators in the importance of eliminating disparities and realizing the imperative of critically developing cultural proficiency. The group will have candid conversations about race to help educational leaders understand why performance inequity persists and how to guide policy analysis and instructional reform that promote true academic parity. This training will assist educational leaders to examine the achievement gap through the prism of race. Participants must secure a copy of Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools and Beyond by Glenn E. Singleton before the course starts.

31. Foundations of Mentoring for Teachers

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teachers with 5 years experience

Dates: 10/22/2022 to 11/19/2022

"Foundations of Mentoring” is a 15 hour course over 3 days online and is for teacher with 5 or more years experience. The model used for the course was developed by the New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Participants will be trained in the mentor-protegé relationship. Participants will understand the stages of adult learning, develop strategies and skills to be effective mentors and gain an understanding of the trust, mutuality, and risk-taking as a mentor. The basic tenets of mentoring can help teachers to not only support new staff members, but develop better collegial relations with team members or grade level partners. Mentors will develop strategies during the training, keep a collaborative log, and keep track of how their work is aligned with the Danielson Framework. Each participant will receive a binder of materials for the course. Faciilitated by Joe Fusaro, Director of Nyack Teacher Center. This training is offered in collaboration with Nyack Teacher Center and East Ramapo Teacher Center and is only open to Rockland Teachers' Center member districts.

32. Social Skills Training Through Music - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Early Childhood and Elementary Educators and Support staff

Dates: 10/26/2022

Music is the perfect activity to help children build social skills. Through dance and movement songs, singalongs, finger plays and prop songs, children can learn about greetings, turn taking, waiting, sharing, personal space and more! Come away with a list of more than 10 songs and activities you can use right away in your classroom. Your students will love learning social skills! NOTE: No music prior skill necessary to use music in your classroom! This training is facilitated by Jeffrey Friedberg MT-BC, LCAT Music For Life Creative Arts Therapy PLLC. This training is geared toward Early Childhood and Elementary Educators and support staff.

33. Establishing Inclusive Classrooms Where Newcomers ELLs Thrive (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 11/2/2022

Newcomer students are recently-arrived immigrants representative of a range of languages, cultures, school experiences, literacy skills, and immigration circum stances. Many speak little or no English and may lack any formal education in their native countries. Guided by Eight Promising Practices, participants will learn ways to create an inclusive classroom for newcomer ELLs with spaces that embrace the voices of linguistically diverse communities and provide pathways for authentic learning opportunities. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

34. Developing Virtual Social Learning (SEL) Environments for the Youth (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 11/9/2022

Mindfulness, SEL techniques and skills assist your students to navigate their learning while developing resilience during the advent of COVID-19. This semi nar will provide a forum for educators to share their concerns, while providing an avenue for educators to build their toolbox to help students during these times. The seminar intends to build on your expertise while providing tips to help students succeed emotionally and academically. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.
During this one hour session 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 and RTC.

36. Understanding English Language Learners

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 11/15/2022

As a teacher, what can you do with students in your class who are learning English? How can you help them succeed? This seminar focuses on understanding the stages of verbal acquisition and identifying variables that influence the language acquisition process for ELLs. Strategies that have been shown to successfully engage ELLs are examined and instructional and assessment accommodations are demonstrated.This training is co-sponsored by NYSUT ELT. This training is geared to teachers with 1-4 years of service.

37. SIFE Success: Know Your Students and Strategies! - Zoom (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 11/30/2022

"Help! I have a newcomer in my classroom! What should I do?” Teachers can start by taking this founda tional seminar on Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) students and spend time exploring characteristics of SIFE students to better serve their needs in the classroom. During this seminar, participants will learn how to design classroom environments and apply specific strategies that both honor students' backgrounds and support the intense needs of this population in order to foster SIFE success. This seminar also provides a strong knowledge base for future learn ing opportunities on SIFE literacy, differentiation and culturally responsive instruction. This training is provided by NTSUT ELT and facilitated by Carmen Vazqueztell. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.
Fifty years of research highlight the benefits of engaged families for student success and school improvement. Unfortunately, widespread improvement in how we view and engage with families, particularly for nondominant families (defined as "those impacted by systemic oppression, such as marginalization based on race, class language or immigration status”) have been slow to take shape. However, according to researcher Dr. Karen Mapp, "due to the pandemic, family engagement is finally being recognized as a core strategic component of any intentional effort to provide equitable and excellent educational opportunities for all children.”  This session will examine challenges to equity-based family engagement including deficit-based views of families, suggest practices and approaches to foster meaningful engagement with families, and recommendations for systems change for schools to implement. This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT ELT.

39. Language Acquisition and Learning for the SRPs (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/11/2023

How does language development affect learning? Through exposure to research literature and information on language acquisition theory, you will gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of language and learning. Educators will be guided to reflect on how language development affects instruction and learning in their own classrooms. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

40. Trauma and Resilience - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/24/2023

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This introductory seminar provides a forum for educators to discuss what we mean by ‘trauma' and how toxic stress impact development and learning. This session will provide information to help educators learn how to boost students' resilience. This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT ELT.

41. The IEP: Supporting Student Instruction (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/25/2023

Being a school-related professional today requires many skills to become an integral part of school wide research-based techniques that empower "at risk” students, decrease problem behavior, and improve student achievement in general. When the environment is engaging, the likelihood for success is greatly increased success. In this seminar participants will become familiar with the special education process, terms/ concepts, and learn what is in an IEP and how it impacts an SRPs role in supporting student instruction. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.
During this one hour session 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 and RTC.