Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Updating Your School District's Wellness Policy: Why, How and When

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Audience: district wellness coordinator, food service director and school district business/fiscal director

Dates: 1/16/2020

Participants will learn about the triennial policy update mandate, the WellSAT 3.0 assessment tool, and receive insight and tips on the policy update and approval process. It is encouraged to attend the training as a team that includes the district wellness coordinator, food service director and school district business/fiscal director. The trainers are Ms. Bintu Hinds, Cornell Cooperative Extension, SNAP Ed program, and Carrie Steindorff, Program Specialist, School Health Coordinator, Rockland County Department of Health. This program is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

2. How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) using Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices - A CRC Model

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

Dates: 1/23/2020 to 5/21/2020

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This 30 hour course, created by Creative Response to Conflict, includes a 15 hours of training followed by 15 hours participating in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The course will introduce participants to SEL, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices; the PLC is designed to facilitate sharing of best practices for implementation of the skills and concepts learned in the 15 hour training. Educators will explore the 3 SEL competencies and how to effectively integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) into academic subject areas with sample lessons. Participants will learn key conflict resolution skills, including escalation and de-escalation, win-win, open questions, paraphrasing, active listening and I-messages. At the end of the course, participants will have the requisite skills to create a more welcoming school environment and a more effective model for managing discipline issues. This course is offered for CTLE or PD only. This course is open to staff from East Ramapo, Newburgh, and North Rockland per the NOVO grant awarded to Creative Response to Conflict.

3. Boost Learning and Health with Physical Activity in School

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

Audience: Teachers, school nurses and wellness teams, administrators, youth-serving professionals, and parents

Dates: 2/4/2020

Two decades of research supports the recommendation that physical activity throughout the day contributes to both health, reduced stress and improved memory and executive function for children and adults. How can educators use this information to improve learning outcomes in an already packed schedule? Learn simple physical activities from CATCH and walking/running initiatives to enhance each school day with improved learning and well being for both students and teachers. Facilitator: Ms. Carrie Steindorff, School Health Coordinator, Program Specialist, Rockland County Department of Health. This program is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

4. Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know

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

Audience: school nurses, teachers, administrators, parents, after-school providers

Dates: 2/11/2020

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This training will include basic information on what diabetes is, hypo/hyperglycemia, Glucagon emergency kits, continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs), insulin pumps, Diabetes Medical Management Plan, before and after school care/activities and legal considerations. Facilitator: Jena Kelly, RN Montefiore Nyack Hospital. This training is provided by Montefiore Nyack Hospital and co-sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

5. School Employee Wellness: Protecting Our Schools' Most Important Asset

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

Audience: Teachers, school nurses and wellness teams, administrators, youth-serving professionals

Dates: 3/2/2020

Schools have some of the highest rates of absenteeism of any workplace and it has high financial and human costs. In this workshop, participants will learn why employee wellness programs are important, how to start and sustain one at no or very low cost, and how to use evidence-based strategies, free resources, the natural leadership among faculty and staff, and the existing facilities to your best advantage. This program is sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.