Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Suicide Safety for Schools - Zoom

Dates: 8/13/2020

Location: Virtual

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This training offers the following goals in prevention and awareness:

• To review the importance of suicide prevention

• Describe characteristics of at-risk students

• Outline your critical but limited role

• Clarify your building referral process

• Identify school and community resources

• Talking about suicide in the classroom

• What every teacher should know
• Understanding protective factors

• Understanding a "warm hand-off"
Co-sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

2. Supporting Students in the Classroom - Return to Learn after a Concussion - Virtual Training

Audience: Intended audience: Nurses, Principals, Assistant Principals, Central office Staff, Athletic Directors

Dates: 9/30/2020

Location: Virtual Training

This virtual training will allow educators and support staff to gain a new appreciation of the struggles a student faces when they suffer a concussion. The presentation serves a dual purpose. First educators and support staff will learn about concussions including symptoms, recovery and barriers that could prolong recovery. The second part of the presentation provides educators with concrete examples of adjustments they can make in their classroom to help students as they return to learn after suffering a concussion. The presentation also discusses the value of a concussion management team and the framework for creating a school or district wide concussion management team. Facilitated by Michelle Kellen, M.Ed., Professional Development Manager, BIANYS. Social Work CEUs available through BIANYS. Co-sponsored by Rockland Teachers' Center, Nyack Teacher Center, and Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

3. Zoom - How to Successfully Pass the Civil Service Exam - Clerical

Audience: All

Dates: 10/14/2020

Location: Zoom - Online

This seminar will review the procedures to apply for a Civil Service Exam. Participants will have an opportunity to practice answering sample civil service questions, as well as engage in some discourse around each question, and learn tips to successfully pass the exam. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 10 is required.

4. Virtual - Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Language Learners Who Experience Trauma for SRP's

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

Dates: 10/28/2020

Location: Online

Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Language Learners Who Experience Trauma for SRPs - Virtual This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Many of our recently-arrived ELLs present with traumatic stressors most educators have not dealt with before. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. This seminar is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT-ELT.
This seminar is designed to help educate students who will be living in a world of diverse communities. It will promote awareness of global differences while identifying shared values. It encourages the understanding of one's own culture as the doorway to understanding other cultures.This training is designed for SRPs' with 1-4 years of experience. This SRP session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 10 is required.

6. Virtual - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs for SRPs

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

Dates: 12/2/2020

Location: Online

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.

7. Zoom - Disability Awareness for SRPs

Audience: All

Dates: 1/13/2021

Location: Zoom

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.
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. 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.

9. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image

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

Dates: 4/14/2021

Location: Building 10, 65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image is a three-hour training that 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 goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT. For Rockland Teachers' Center member districts only. This three-hour training fulfills requirements for educators and administrators seeking certification through the New York State Education Department. Please note: This training cannot be claimed for CTLE hours.