Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Online: The Importance of Language and How it is Connected to Culture

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 7/16/2020

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Participants will explore how Indigenous peoples and communities are a vital part of the fabric and story of humanity. Exploring the connections and relationships between language, identity, family, and community will help an ENL teacher connect with their students and support learning. 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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.

2. Online: Exploring Indigenous Language to Better Connect with ENL Students

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/23/2020

Participants will engage in activities to learn how Indigenous language vitality is interconnected with a speaker's identity, family, community, and relationship to the land. By learning more about Indigenous peoples and communities, students will be encouraged to broaden their perspectives about the world's diverse cultural heritage and to consider how we are all a part of the global story. These experiences will help the ENL teacher learn strategies to connect to students. 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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.
Songs, or oral storytelling, often reflect cultural values, ethics, and beliefs. In Indigenous cultures, songs are passed down from generation to generation and many are under threat of disappearing. Songs can be stories that honor ancestors and the living world. Many Indigenous songs do not translate directly into another language, a reflection of how the messages are unique and specific to people and places. Participants will explore the connections between songs, culture, and language vitality to increase English language learning in the ENL 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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.

4. Online: Language Revitalization and the ENL Classroom

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/6/2020

Language revitalization can be defined as learning activities, including language immersion schools and programs, to cultivate new speakers, especially where intergenerational transmission of the language has been disrupted. Participants will explore the various ways in which each Indigenous speaker is keeping his/her language alive while also learning English. 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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.
Using the Google Earth tour Celebrating Indigenous Languages, participants will explore Indigenous languages around the world, some of which are at risk of disappearing. Participants will learn about the importance of language revitalization from the unique stories and perspectives of those who speak the world's Indigenous languages. Participants will also Explore how to utilize Google Earth in the ENL 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 the instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able to 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. Priority is given to Rockland Teachers' Center Member Districts/Schools.