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1. How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture

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

Dates: 11/17/2020 to 1/26/2021

Based upon the book You Win the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith, participants will learn and apply the "7 C's" to transform classrooms into positive, engaging environments. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to teach students how to: become better communicators, be more empathetic, and become better citizens. As classroom/school leaders, educators will learn ways to connect with students on a whole new level; making classroom cultures nurturing and engaging.

2. Principles in Action

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

Dates: 11/18/2020 to 2/3/2021

In his inaugural address in January 2009, President Obama talked about the "price and promise of citizenship." In this course, participants will develop lessons, skills and strategies to engage their students in a democratic learning process. Participants will lead their students to deeper understandings of the values of democratic principles set forth by our president; "hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism." Participants will think deeply about American schools and the purpose of education. While we consider larger societal issues, the instructor will facilitate applications from theories and wider issues that participants can utilize directly in their respective classrooms. This class is a call to action; to make our children not only better students, but better citizens. Required Readings: "Beyond Discipline", by Kohn, Aflie, 2006; "The Pact", by Davis, Jenkins & Hunt, 2002. Formerly CMSV CEGE 507-R01.

3. EDU 5026.01/Literacy in the Content Areas

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/15/2021

New
Learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run online from 1/4-15/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

4. EDU 5001.01/Apply Multisensory Phonics - 1 Credit

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/4/2021 to 1/13/2021

New
Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit. Course will run on Mon/Wed/Sat.

5. Content Literacy - Runs online from January 7th through March 4

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 1/7/2021 to 3/4/2021

Participants will access, develop and utilize reading comprehension strategies that will actively engage their students in the learning process. Participants will have the opportunity to develop, implement and discuss instructional strategies to improve the literacy development of students within all classrooms. Participants will learn effective strategies to improve students' acquisition of competencies in listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, written expression (i.e. mechanics, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and editing skills). Participants will access the information and tools necessary to focus student learning through reading and writing across the curriculum. Teachers involved in this course will have the chance to reflect, discuss, and implement strategies to improve understanding of nonfiction text. More specifically, participants will develop strategies to improve their students' writing skills in any type of classroom setting. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 590-R01. This course will run Asynchronously online from Jan. 7 through March 4, 2021.
This course will provide an overview of the characteristics of effective instructional strategies in a general education classroom. Participants will develop strategies to incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. By the end of this course students should have gained a full understanding of: Special health-related issues, Learning processes of the special education student, motivational and communication techniques, classroom management, the means to update knowledge and skills in the subject taught, current trends and issues, special education legislation, characteristics and etiology of specific disabilities, intervention strategies for children with disabilities, how to adapt the learning environment to meet the needs of exceptional children, and identification of students with disabilities. The text The Inclusive Classroom will provide theoretical support and research-based strategies to improve student learning in mainstream classrooms. Formerly CMSV-CEGE 637-R01. This course will run Asynchronously online from Jan. 8 through March 5, 2021.

7. EDU 5490.01/Literacy Development in Grades 7-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/14/2021

New
This online course prepares specialists to work collaboratively with content area and grade level teachers in grades 7-12. The content includes the analysis of the language demands of texts, the skills needed to read texts with advanced language and to identify and implement strategies to enable grade 7-12 students to meet those demands. Differentiation of instruction and the collaborative process are significant parts of the course. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This online course will run from 2/1-5/14/21.

8. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/14/2021

New
This on campus course will provide an introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs Feb. 1 through May 14, 2021. Only start and end dates are listed.

9. EDU 5001/01/Apply Multisensory Phonics - 1 Credit

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/10/2021

New
Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit. Only start and end dates are listed.

10. EDU 5077.02/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

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

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 4/19/2021

New
The course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavior problems. The focus will be on the laws, assessments, methodology and programs, as well as developmental, compensatory and social aspects of teaching secondary students with special needs. Required Text: "Teaching Students with Mild and High Incidence Disabilities at the Secondary Level”, 3rd edition, by Sabornie, E. J. & deBettencourt, L. U., 2009, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Recommended text: "Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 hours observation. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

11. EDU 5083.03/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/10/2021

New
This course is designed to provide an intensive study of the assessment process as it relates to the special education teacher. Students will learn the purpose of assessment, measurement concepts and technical adequacy and experience how to administer and interpret test data. Students will explore ways to communicate assessment information and assessment issues related to I.D.E.A. The focus will be on a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will prepare a final report dealing with a comprehensive assessment to include the creation of an I.E.P. for a student with a disability. As part of a formative process, the required portfolio will be reviewed as part of the course. Field experience required.If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

12. EDU 5083.04/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 5/10/2021

New
This course is designed to provide an intensive study of the assessment process as it relates to the special education teacher. Students will learn the purpose of assessment, measurement concepts and technical adequacy and experience how to administer and interpret test data. Students will explore ways to communicate assessment information and assessment issues related to I.D.E.A. The focus will be on a combination of formal and informal assessment strategies. Teacher candidates will prepare a final report dealing with a comprehensive assessment to include the creation of an I.E.P. for a student with a disability. As part of a formative process, the required portfolio will be reviewed as part of the course. Field experience required.If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

13. EDU 5088.03/Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 4/19/2021

New
This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP/IFSP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. Required Text: "Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 hours observation. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

14. EDU 5480.01/Literacy Methods Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 5/11/2021

New
This on campus course will allow students to acquire the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to guide the literacy development of young children. They will explore the developmental influences on preschool learning and examine the role of language in supporting literacy development and consider research-based early literacy activities and methods such as book reading, writing activities using invented spelling, storytelling, as well as other activities that foster phonemic awareness, print concepts, phonics skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Students will examine methods and materials to support literacy development. They will also consider the role of families in supporting the literacy development of young children. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs 2/2-5/11/21, only start and end dates listed.

15. EDU 5380.02/Curriculum, Management, and Assessment

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

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 4/13/2021

New
This course will explore ways for childhood educators to develop curricula, plan and implement instruction within the full range of students' abilities in a role as an apprentice in a school setting. Develop methods for assessing student learning. Examine the application of research as a method for gathering data, planning and assessment toward instruction improvement and student performance. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

16. EDU 5550.03/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 5/11/2021

New
This course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidates sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of disability, laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. The course participant will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or develop a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life, for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and education of vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The purpose of the course is also to make students more aware of their social responsibility and the need to continue as life long learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging. This course is for fully matriculated students only.

17. EDU 5377.01/Science Methods Grades 5-12

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 5/11/2021

New
Explore approaches to assessment, curriculum planning and instruction at the middle childhood and adolescence levels for Science education. Learn to use technology (including assistive technology) as well as a broad range of teaching methods and materials that will allow middle childhood and adolescent students within the full range of abilities to master the learning standards for Science. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will meet synchronously online. Only start and end dates are listed.

18. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 5/14/2021

New
This on campus course will provide an introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs online from Feb. 1 through May 14, 2021. Only start and end dates are listed.

19. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 5/14/2021

New
This on campus course will provide an introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Course runs Feb. 3 through May 14, 2021. Only start and end dates are listed.

20. EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 4/14/2021

New
The focus of this course is a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management. Major theories will be examined along with an analysis of the impact of school and student culture on classroom learning and interactions. The organization of the classroom environment will be explored with a focus on how the environment meets the needs of diverse learners. School interventions discussed will include Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS), Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Methods and techniques of effective classroom management will be explored through readings, writing, presentations and small group work. Requires 14 hours of observations. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

21. EDU 5460.02/Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II

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

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 4/14/2021

New
Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler, and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of the inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Required Texts: "Early Childhood Education” K., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Roundtree Henderson, W., and Valero- Kerrick A. (2014), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd. and "Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor” , by Mindes, Gayle (2014), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Ed. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

22. EDU 5387.02/Fundamentals of Middle Childhood Education

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/6/2021 to 5/12/2021

New
This on campus course will focus on the sociological and academic factors that have resulted in the creation of the modern middle school concept. The course will emphasize how active learning, team structures, and lesson design can support the social, emotional and intellectual development of students in the middle grades. We will develop strategies for motivation, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. We will also explore how to create a collaborative environment among students, colleagues, and parents and examine the effects of state standards and mandated testing. Students are expected to be active participants in the conception and creation of lessons. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.Only start and end dates are listed, please follow the dates listed on webadvisor for this course. This course is cross-listed with EDU 3376.02.

23. EDU 5612.01/Assessment & Intervention Literacy Instruction Grades 1-6

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/6/2021 to 5/12/2021

New
Examine the most current theory and practice in assessment of reading, language development and literacy. Consider case studies and actual test materials and learn how to evaluate assessment technique effectively and efficiently in relationship to meeting the needs of the children and the curriculum. Prerequisite: EDU 5396 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy or EDU 5402 or 06. Field Experience Required of seven hours. 3 credits in Special Ed and/or Literacy. Required Texts: Beers, K. (2003). When kids can't read: What teachers can do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Gunning, T. G. (2013). Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties (5th edition). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Leslie, L. & Caldwell, J. (2010). Qualitative reading inventory, 5th Ed. New York: Addison, Wesley Longman. http://www.awl.com/leslie, Shaywitz, S. (2005). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed.

24. EDU 5026.01/Literacy in the Content Areas

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 2/7/2021 to 5/13/2021

New
Learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. This course will run synchronously online from 2/7-5/13/21. Only start and end dates are listed.

25. EDU 5298.01/Early Childhood Inclusive Strategies

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/7/2021 to 5/13/2021

New
This on campus course will explore historical antecedents to early childhood education and trace their influences on contemporary inclusive classrooms. This course will examine instructional programs and practices to include classroom management techniques, designed to provide a challenging learning environment to children with diverse learning characteristics. The course will address the special needs of ELLs and children from different cultural settings. Collaborative models will be discussed. An Individual Family Service Plan will be designed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed. Please register for the 2 credit version.

26. EDU 5573.01/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 2/7/2021 to 5/13/2021

New
The focus of this on campus course is to develop an understanding of autism spectrum disorders as well as other low incidence disabilities and acquiring effective pre-academic, academic and social interventions to help students learn and participate fully in the classroom. The course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, from early childhood through the school age years, the identification and etiology, and best practices in programs and services for students identified with ASD's, as well as other low incidence disabilities. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Only start and end dates are listed. Please register for the 2 credit version.

27. Teachers Positively Impacting Student Learning: The Three E's of Engagement, Efficacy and Empathy

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

Dates: 4/19/2021 to 6/21/2021

Participants in this course will investigate ways to impact student behavior and learning by focusing on the Three E's of Engagement, Efficacy and Empathy. Reading and activities will focus explicitly on ways to engage students and to instill in them the confidence in their own ability to succeed. Participants will work collaboratively to develop goals that are SMART: Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Results-orientated and Timely. Based upon the work of Marzano, participants will design student-centered activities that involve high energy, friendly competition and self-monitoring. These activities will focus on helping students to make sense of information on their own so that the learning is meaningful and the knowledge is more likely to be retained. Finally, teachers will explore ways to help their students to see the connections between hard work and success in school and life. Formerly CMSV CEGE 565.R01.