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1. Online: STEMSPACE CHEM 1 The Disappearing Act: Lessons on Solubility

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 12/31/2020

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Explain solubility of salts on a molecular level. Understanding of ionic charge, ionic bonding, the dissolving process, molecular polarity, and intermolecular forces employed to explain the solubility of salts in polar solvents such as water. 10 hour self-paced self-directed module. Explore this content-rich self-paced module delivered online through Learn America's Learning Management System. This module is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and NYS-SLS. E-books include animated videos, self-assessments, assignments, as well as formative and summative assessments. STEMSPACE is a collaboration of Learn America and RTC.

2. Online: STEMSPACE CHEM 2 It's A Balancing Act: Chemical Reactions

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 12/31/2020

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Explore chemical reactions. Identify and make observations that indicate a chemical reaction is occurring. Discuss the process of bond breaking and bond making to convert reactants to products during a chemical reaction. See that chemical reactions must be balanced and matter can never be created or destroyed. Explore this content-rich self-paced module delivered online through Learn America's Learning Management System. This module is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and NYS-SLS. E-books include animated videos, self-assessments, assignments, as well as formative and summative assessments. STEMSPACE is a collaboration of Learn America and RTC.

3. Online: STEMSPACE CHEM 3 Hot 'n Cold: Temperature Effects on Matter

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 12/31/2020

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Temperature has numerous effects at the molecular level. Through discussion of kinetic energy, examine the effects of temperature on various properties in all three states of matter. Explore this content-rich self-paced module delivered online through Learn America's Learning Management System. This module is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and NYS-SLS. E-books include animated videos, self-assessments, assignments, as well as formative and summative assessments. STEMSPACE is a collaboration of Learn America and RTC.

4. Online: STEMSPACE CHEM 4 Acid, Bases, and Salts

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 12/31/2020

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Explore this content-rich self-paced module delivered online through Learn America's Learning Management System. This module is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and NYS-SLS. E-books include animated videos, self-assessments, assignments, as well as formative and summative assessments. STEMSPACE is a collaboration of Learn America and RTC. This is a study on acids, bases, and salts. The objective of this activity is to understand concepts such as strong and weak acids/ bases, buffer solutions, acid-base indicators, neutralization reactions, and its application in day-to-day life.

5. Online: STEMSPACE CHEM 5 Surface Tension Viscosity: Properties of Liquids

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 12/31/2020

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Introduce the properties of liquids and solids, the factors that affect the properties of liquids, and solids. Learn about the properties of liquid and solids, factors that affect the properties of liquids, and three phase diagrams of water. Explore this content-rich self-paced module delivered online through Learn America's Learning Management System. This module is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and NYS-SLS. E-books include animated videos, self-assessments, assignments, as well as formative and summative assessments. STEMSPACE is a collaboration of Learn America and RTC.

6. Supporting Students Recovering from Concussion: Return to Learn

Audience: All

Dates: 10/22/2020

Location: Virtual

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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.

7. Virtual Elementary Math PLC - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 10/27/2020

Location: Zoom

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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.

8. 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

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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.

9. Zoom - Understanding Diversity: How our Schools Are Changing for SRPs

Audience: All

Dates: 11/18/2020

Location: Zoom

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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.

10. Supporting Students Recovering from Concussion:: Return to Learn

Audience: All

Dates: 11/19/2020

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.

11. Virtual Elementary Math PLC - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 11/24/2020

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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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. The program will also include an overview of Kwanzaa. Virginia "Ginny" Norfleet is the Founder of the Haverstraw African American Connection

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. Real Life Challenges for Real Life School 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. Virtual Elementary Math PLC - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 3/23/2021

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.

22. 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

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.

23. Virtual Elementary Math PLC - Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 4/27/2021

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.

24. Virtual Elementary Math - PLC Zoom

Audience: All

Dates: 5/25/2021

Location: Zoom

The virtual 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.