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During this online course experience, participants will engage in an introduction to the research proven SIOP Model©. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

2. SIOP Lesson Planning: What the Difference? (12/19 - 12/22/22)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 12/19/2022 to 12/22/2022

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During this online course experience, participants will learn how SIOP lesson planning differs from mainstream classroom planning through exploring the SIOP Planning templates and resources. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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. Dates listed are the start and end date. The course is available 24/7.

3. Strategies for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs (1/3 - 1/6/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/3/2023 to 1/6/2023

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During this online course experience, participants will explore teaching strategies using The SIOP Model ® for History-Social Studies K-12. Showcasing tasks and examples work well with all students, especially ELLs, enabling them to explore, practice, and apply key concepts and academic language. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

4. Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to ELLs (1/9 - 1/12/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/9/2023 to 1/12/2023

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During this online course experience, participants will explore teaching strategies using The SIOP Model ® for Mathematics K-12. Specific tasks and examples will be included to provide practice and application of key concepts and academic language for ELLs. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. Since this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

5. Science: What is a 3D lesson? An Introduction to NYSSLS standards and Engineering Practices

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 1/10/2023

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In this session, participants will dive into grade-level specific NYSSLS standards. Where to find them, how to read them, and how to incorporate them all into a 3D lesson. This session will spend time going over the Science and Engineering Processes with a focus on Scientific Method and hooking students into the lessons by using phenomena. This 3-hour course will be in person and materials will be found on our class Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate.
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.

7. Sticks and Stones: Understanding Implicit Bias and Stereotypes

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/10/2023 to 1/17/2023


Learn how to promote social unity and increase cultural awareness in your school and community by attending this NYSUT workshop about understanding implicit bias and stereotypes. This free program strengthens team unity by teaching participants to look at the world from a different perspective - One that considers how someone's ethnicity, race, ability, and socio-economic background can impact how they experience our society.

The goal is to bridge cultural divides and make our schools and communities more welcoming and inclusive places for people of all abilities and backgrounds by helping participants see beyond their own personal worldview.

Learning Outcomes: Explore the overall framework for the Implicit Bias Professional Development Explore the purpose, key content, key strategies and activities, and key points of each section of the professional development. Engage in small group discussions to explore the many topics within the implicit bias and stereotypes within our society.

This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT and the Many Threads, One Fabric series.

You must attend both sessions to earn CTLE hours.

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

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/11/2023

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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.

9. Introduction to Storytelling in the Classroom - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/12/2023


Storytelling is an art form which allows people of all ages to connect. Using stories in any classroom will improve student learning by increasing listening comprehension, expanding language patterns and practicing oral communication skills. Additionally, once students learn to tell stories, their prewriting drafts and factual recall will improve.

The NCTE supports storytelling in the curriculum with acknowledgement that students can find a reflection of themselves in stories, and that teachers who value storytelling can learn more about students in a unique way. This workshop will help teachers find, learn and share a folktale and teach students to do the same. The workshop will reflect upon the educational importance of storytelling, and provide support and resources to create a lesson plan for classroom use. It is suitable for all content areas, and all grade levels.

Pamela Schembri is a Teacher, Library Media Specialist, Digital Literacy Learning Specialist, and Storyteller. She works for the Chappaqua School District.

Participants will engage in a book study utilizing the book, "Write Pray Recover:A Journey To Wellness Through Spiritual Solutions and Self Care” by Wendy Coven-Blanchard. Write Pray Recover offers tools for educators, youth, and families that are imperative for living a life enveloped in wellness, body, mind, and spirit. Through a social-emotional development curriculum, including self awareness, self regulation, building healthy relationships beginning with oneself, and choosing healthy practices that drives wellness, participants will gain understanding of the body/mind connection, and how to use the Write Pray Recover tools to intervene with their physiology in real time. Write Pray Recover offers actionable tools that can be implemented into daily self care practices immediately and effectively in order to be proactive in your mental health and wellness and the students you work with. This book offers healthy choices that promote wellness on a cellular level.

Participants are responsible for securing a copy of the book before the course. The book is available on Amazon, Kindle, and other online stores worldwide, as well as some local libraries.

11. E-books for ELLs (1/17 - 1/20/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 1/20/2023

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E-books should be introduced for learning because this is a digital era. Everyone has a smartphone and a tablet. So, if E-Books are introduced, it will be of great help. Access to knowledge in terms of flexibility has changed.E- books also help teach ESL as a secondary language.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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

12. Science: Cross-Cutting Concepts and Modeling

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 1/17/2023

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In this session, participants will focus on the Cross Cutting Concepts (CCC) found in the NYSSLS Science standards. There are 7 CCCs that participants will review, and will look at resources available on how to bring them into our curriculum. An overview of what a model is will also be reviewed. Participants will go back to their grade-specific science standards and will develop a NYSSLS visual model based on NYSSLS requirements. This 3-hour course will be in person and materials will be found on our class Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate.

13. Teaching Writing for English Language Learners - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 1/26/2023


Examine how writing instruction can support ELL students in identifying as writers, developing their motivation to improve their skills, and meet the expectations of the NYS Learning Standards for Writing

Objective: To support English Language Learners' writing skills and fluency through examining student writing samples, engaging in writing practices, and trying out practices in our own classrooms.

This program is geared toward elementary school educators and support staff. You must attend both sessions to earn CTLE hours. This program is offered in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Writing Project.

14. AMTNYS Elementary Level Math Teacher Collaborative Learning

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

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

Dates: 1/23/2023

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Review and discuss Math resources and initiatives available to all New York State Elementary Math Teachers. This learning opportunity is open to teachers, administrators, all level of educators, and preservice. The workshop is sponsored by Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS).

15. ENL Strategies that Work (1/23 - 1/26/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 1/26/2023

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During this online course experience, participants will explore and learn best practices for working with ELLs. These strategies will include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

16. Hybrid: Book Study: Last Child in the Woods

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/23/2023 to 2/13/2023

Participants will engage in a book study utilizing the book, "Last Child in the Woods” by Richard Louv. Participants are responsible for securing a copy of the book before the course begins. Children are suffering from nature-deficit disorder and are on screens too much for their young age. Louv argues that American childhood has become overly standardized, overly structured, and overly saturated with technology. Many movements across the country have started around the concept of: "No Child Left Inside.” "The most important goal for our children, in their everyday lives, to experience joy and wonder, sometimes in solitude- for them to create their nature experiences and as they grow up, to expand the boundaries of their exploration.” Outdoor learning helps to increase attention, engagement and reduce behavior problems in the classroom. The book study will focus on the importance of outdoor time for students and how it affects their academics. Participants must secure a copy of the book before the course begins. 9 hours synchronous hours on Zoom plus 6 hours asynchronous

17. Google Forms for Data Collection

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 1/24/2023 to 1/26/2023

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Google Forms is a powerful tool in the Google Workspaces Suite. This course will teach how to use a Google Form to collect information and data from students, colleagues, and even globally. Participants will look at different data types as well as review the summary of that data. The course will focus on the collection of science data but can be adapted for any content area.

This 3-hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. The dates listed are the start and end dates. Course is available 24/7.

18. Trauma and Resilience - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/24/2023

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.

19. The IEP: Supporting Student Instruction

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/25/2023

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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. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT New Member program. A minimum of 15 is required to run the program.

20. Supporting ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom (1/30 - 2/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/30/2023 to 2/2/2023

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During this online course experience, participants will learn strategies to support English Language Learners in the mainstream classroom. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

21. Science: Be the Scientist: A guide on lab set up and data collection

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 1/31/2023

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Participants in this session will participate in the lab experience based on the NYSSLS standards. They will develop a proper Google Form for data collection. It is highly recommended that you have experience with Google Forms. A Google Forms course is being offered January 24-26, 2023, if needed. Then, we will participate in the hands-on experience and collect data using our form. This 3-hour course will be in person and materials will be found on our class Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate.

22. Regional Elementary Math Professional Learning Community 23 - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 1/31/2023 to 3/28/2023

The 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. 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.
Co-sponsored with Nyack Teacher Center.

The secret to every positive learning environment? Belonging.This is the foundational principle behind "We Belong" by Laurie Barron, Patti Kinney. Are you an educator that believes that community and connectivity are at the heart of every successful classroom? Are you excited to engage in meaningful discussion with colleagues about important topics such as student engagement? If so, this course is for you. In this 15 hour CTLE course we will engage in asynchronous online discussion, study, and interaction about the importance of connectivity in revolutionizing classroom management.

Participants are responsible for securing a copy of We Belong: 50 Strategies to Create Community and Revolutionize Classroom Management by Laurie Barron and Patti Kinney in advance of the course. Dates listed are the start and end date; the course is asynchronous online and available 24/7. A Rockteach email address will be assigned to participate in this course, which will be delivered in Google Classroom.

24. Utilizing Electronic Graphic Organizers (2/6 -2/9/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/6/2023 to 2/9/2023

Graphic Organizers are a key component to planning, comprehension and production. The visual aspect of graphic organizers is key for the ENL student. This course will share numerous templates that can be used as is or edited. Tricks and tips to create organizers in Google Drawings and Docs will be demonstrated. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

25. Google Sheets

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 2/7/2023 to 2/9/2023

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Learn the basic function and operation of Google Sheets. Participants will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how a spreadsheet works and learn some uses that can be applied in their instruction. Participants will learn basic nomenclature, formulas, and charts in this asynchronous class.

This 3-hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. The dates listed are the start and end dates. Course is available 24/7.

26. Fraction Foundations

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

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

Dates: 2/7/2023 to 2/14/2023

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Explore the developmental progression of fractions and how a child's understanding of whole numbers plays an important role in the development of fractional understanding. Participants will discuss integration of practice standards and investigate rich tasks that support students in their understanding of parts of a whole, equivalence, addition/subtraction, multiplication and division and how those concepts work into math in the real world around them. Participants must attend both sessions to earn CTLE hours.
This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. This course is made possible through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT and a grant from the National Education Association. A minimum of 15 is required for the course to operate.

28. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/9/2023

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy is the intersection of race consciousness and every interaction that happens in a school environment. These interactions are included but not limited to discipline, grading, curriculum, instruction, less structured time, etc. In this course participants will understand the importance of a racial lexicon, a race-conscious workforce, culturally responsive teaching, and culturally responsive community engagement.

29. A Perfect Match: Coding and ENL (2/13 -2/16/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/13/2023 to 2/16/2023

Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age, and it is important for kids to understand and be able to work with and understand the technology around them. It also helps children with communication, creativity, math,writing, confidence and English learning. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

In this 15 hour asynchronous book study, participants will be taking a deep dive into the book Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children by Angela J. Hanscom. The book was written by a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, who will discuss the importance of outdoor activities for fine motor skills, gross motor skills and sensory development in children. Participants will be completing journal entries, interactive discussions, and will create an action plan to bring children outside for natural sensory experiences.

Course dates listed are the start and end date of this 15 hour asynchronous course.

Participants in this course will be provided a rockteach email address to participate in the course, which will be delivered in Google Classroom.

Required Text: Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J. Hanscom

Participants must secure a a copy of book or ebook prior to the start of the 15 hour course.

31. Science: How do we analyze data and develop evidence-based claims?

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 2/14/2023 to 2/16/2023

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Participants will be provided with a Google Sheets file of authenticity collected data. Using Google Sheets, participants will analyze the data collected, and they will generate a graph as well as develop an evidence-based claim based on the data and the graphs.

This 3-hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. The dates listed are the start and end dates. Course is available 24/7.

32. Writing in the Content Areas - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/15/2023 to 3/1/2023


Examine how writing instruction applies in math, science, and/or social studies to support students in identifying as writers, developing their motivation to improve their skills, and meet the expectations of the NYS Learning Standards for Writing while also developing their understanding of subject matter. This program is geared toward elementary school educators and support staff

Objective: To support writing skills and fluency through examining student writing samples, engaging in writing practices, and trying out practices in our own classrooms.
This program is geared to elementary and offered in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Writing Project. You must attend both sessions to earn CTLE hours.
Participants will explore the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) framework which is intended to help education stakeholders create student-centered learning environments that affirm cultural identities; foster positive academic outcomes; develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; empower students as agents of social change; and contribute to individual student engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through the cultivation of critical thinking.

34. Using Gamification to Enhance Second Language Learning (2/20 -2/23/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/20/2023 to 2/23/2023

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Gamification is the use of game elements and game design techniques in non-game contexts. It also empowers and engages the learners with motivational skills towards a learning approach and sustaining a relaxed atmosphere. This is when ENl students feel most confident and English language learning is a success. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

35. Youth Mental Health First Aid - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: school staff, social workers, coaches, law enforcement, camp counselors, youth group leaders, clergy, and parents

Dates: 2/21/2023

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is an evidence-based training that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to a young person who may be experiencing a mental health or substance-use challenge, a mental health illness or a mental health crisis and how to connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care. The course teaches participants how to use a 5-step action plan for both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Complete the course and get certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for three years.
Requirements:

Complete a required 2-hour self - paced online class ("Pre-work”), participate in a virtual 6-hour instructor-led training.

The 2-hour self-paced online training must be completed 1 week prior to 2/21/23.

Laptop or desktop computer with a camera and sound

Participants must be present 90% of the time to get certified by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing as Youth Mental Health First Aiders.

Participants who register for the training will receive an email from Karen Roselle-kroselleymhfa@gmail.com with directions to complete an account profile and to access and complete the required Pre-work.

The course is offered for FREE through a federal (SAMHSA) grant awarded to Community Synergy, a non-profit organization and in conjunction with Rockland Teachers' Center.

This course is offered to any adult over the age of 18.

36. Using Flipgrid with ELLs (2/27 -3/2/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/27/2023 to 3/2/2023

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During this online course experience, participants will explore the FREE online tool Flipgrid. Using Flipgrid, you can connect your learners to the learning and to each other, helping to ensure engagement and reflection. English Language Learners (ELL) students can experience opportunities to develop their language and practice language mastery. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

37. Online: Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom (2/28/23-3/31/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/28/2023 to 3/31/2023

Storytelling is an art form which allows people of all ages to connect. Using stories in any classroom will improve student learning by increasing listening comprehension, expanding language patterns and practicing oral communication skills. Additionally, once students learn to tell stories, their prewriting drafts and factual recall will improve. The NCTE supports storytelling in the curriculum with acknowledgement that students can find a reflection of themselves in stories, and that teachers who value storytelling can learn more about students in a unique way. This 15 hour online course will help teachers find, learn and share a folktale and teach students to do the same. The course will reflect upon the educational importance of storytelling, and provide support and resources to create a lesson plan for classroom use. It is suitable for all content areas, and all grade levels. Required Readings: In addition to 2 educational articles, each participant chooses one folktale to read and retell. Pamela Schembri is school library media specialist with 25 years of teaching experience, a professional storyteller, and children's author. Course dates in Frontline are the beginning and end date. Course is available 24/7.

38. Presenting Data Using Google Slides

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 2/28/2023 to 3/3/2023

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During this 3-hour asynchronous course, participants will learn to utilize the various features of Google Slides to develop a presentation. This presentation could incorporate a variety of built-in features such as slide orientation, animations, Charts from Google Sheets, and a variety of other tools.

This 3-hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. The dates listed are the start and end dates. Course is available 24/7.

39. What is the Science of Reading? (Zoom)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 2/28/2023 to 3/21/2023

In this six hour course, teachers will begin to unpack the research behind reading instruction and learn how to implement evidence-based practices into their teaching. Participants will meet synchronously on Zoom

40. Gang Awareness: Empowering Educators - Zoom

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 3/1/2023

Societal pressures follow students into schools every day. This seminar focuses on the significant challenges that students confront in and outside of school, including the complex reasons students engage in harmful social relationships, specifically gang activity. As a result, students find it difficult to focus on academics when they have legitimate concerns about their safety. This program addresses how gang involvement impacts the community, academic achievement and the day to day running of schools. The learning environment is a crucial indicator of student success. This training empowers educators with proactive strategies to assist in engaging "at-risk” students in healthy and positive ways that leads to building strong relationships and student learning. This course is made possible through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT and a grant from the National Education Association. A minimum of 15 is required for the course to operate.

41. Tackling Current Events in The ENL Classroom (3/6 -3/9/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/6/2023 to 3/9/2023

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Current events is a tough subject to tackle with ENL students. Participants in this course will learn tactics for teaching current events and building connections with students. Various online tools and strategies will be explored. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.

42. Screencastify for Recording and Editing

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 3/7/2023 to 3/9/2023

New

During this 3-hour asynchronous workshop, participants will learn about the various tools built into the Screencastify recorder while recording a presentation that they have prepared to use in their classroom. They will learn to use the built-in editor to crop clips, combine clips, rearrange clips and then download the final product.

This 3-hour course is delivered asynchronously through Google Classroom. Participants will receive a rockteach.org email address to participate. The dates listed are the start and end dates. Course is available 24/7.

43. Math Storytelling

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

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

Dates: 3/7/2023 to 3/14/2023

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Explore how math-infused stories can stimulate wonder, combat anxiety and energize standards- based mathematics instruction. Create learning intentions so that selected stories can be used to provide visual models and opportunities for all levels of learners to be part of the math conversations in your classroom. Great opportunity for exploring active learning experiences. Participants must attend both sessions to earn CTLE hours.

44. The Importance of Language and How it is Connected to Culture (3/13 -3/16/23)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 3/13/2023 to 3/16/2023

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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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.
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.

46. Hybrid: NYSSLS and the 3D Standards Alignment

Location: RTC Institute (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 3/14/2023 to 3/23/2023

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In this session, participants will explore all the NYSSLS standards for their grade levels and develop an "3D alignment” worksheet for a single lesson/concept or unit. This session will run 6 hours. The first 3 hours will be in person identifying the standards to align. The second 3 hours will be asynchronous to continue the work on developing the 3D alignment sheet.
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 place. 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 instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able 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.