Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Language Revitalization and the ENL Classroom (4/29-5/3/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 4/29/2024 to 5/3/2024

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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 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.
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 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.

3. Helping ENL Students Succeed In Science (5/13-5/16/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/13/2024 to 5/16/2024

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Many ELLs may lack of background knowledge in science. This can lead to frustration and lack of confidence. This course will explore strategies that will assist ENL students in learning science. During this course, participants will explore resources that can be given to students and families to keep their students from this learning loss. 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. How to Help Boost Your ELL's Writing Skills (5/13-5/16/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/13/2024 to 5/16/2024

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ELL students in particular have a difficult time writing papers because they have to expend more time and effort in finding the right words to construct their sentences than a native English speaker. This task alone can cause frustration with the minimal English vocabulary they usually have.This course will explore strategies to boost ELL's writing and confidence in that writing. During this course, participants will explore resources that can be given to students and families to keep their students from this learning loss. 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.

5. Unleashing the Potential of AI in ENL Teaching and Learning (5/20-5/23/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/20/2024 to 5/23/2024

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized many fields, and education is no exception. Particularly in the realm of English as a New Language (ENL) instruction, AI presents transformative opportunities for both teachers and learners. It offers innovative methods to enhance language learning and address some of the challenges inherent in ENL education. During this course, participants will explore resources that can be given to students and families to keep their students from this learning loss. 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.

6. When ENL Meets AI (5/20-5/23/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/20/2024 to 5/23/2024

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AI is here to stay and we need to learn how to teach students to utilize AI safely and appropriately. AI's impact extends to the development of resources for ENL learners. Interactive games, videos, and podcasts powered by AI are engaging learners in exciting and immersive language experiences. These resources not only boost language proficiency but also make the learning journey enjoyable and captivating. Learn the basic of AI and ENL and the potential. During this course, participants will explore resources that can be given to students and families to keep their students from this learning loss. 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.

7. Resources to Support ELLs Over the Summer Break (5/28-5/31/2024)

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 5/31/2024

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All students benefit from reading and learning over the summer break. However, this is essential to ELLs to help prevent them from losing too much ground over the summer. During this course, participants will explore resources that can be given to students and families to keep their students from this learning loss. 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.