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1. EDU 5088.01/Introduction to Students with Learning Disabilities

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/26/2020 to 6/26/2020

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education at the Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescent levels. 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. The importance of developing collaborative relationships with parents and family members for enhancing student learning and addressing students? exceptional needs will be a significant component of the course. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student please contact Joleen at jmurray@rockteach.org. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Course will run online from May 26 through June 26, 2020.

2. EDU 5130.03/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 5/26/2020 to 6/23/2020

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 plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering for current details to availability. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

3. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 6/30/2020 to 7/31/2020

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This course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 or email jmurray@rockteach.org before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. This course will run online with synchronous meetings throughout.

4. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 6/30/2020 to 7/30/2020

This online course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

5. EDU 5217.01/Working with Parents in Inclusive Schools

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 6/30/2020 to 7/30/2020

This on campus course will develop strategies for more effective parent involvement in school programs. The focus will be on the particular needs and concerns of the parents of students with disabilities and will address broader parent involvement issues such as home/school communication and parent involvement. 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.

6. EDU 5085.01/instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 6/30/2020 to 7/31/2020

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This course will provide multiple strategies and approaches for use with students with ELN as well as ELLs. The readings and discussions will center on topics such as creating an environment for success, differentiated instructional techniques, multiple intelligences, modifications and accommodations, working effectively with students from diverse linguistic and cultural milieus, and new approaches in the implementation of Inclusion and RTI. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more information. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. This course will run online with synchronous meetings throughout.

7. EDU 5085.02/Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 7/1/2020 to 7/29/2020

This course will provide multiple strategies and approaches for use with students with ELN as well as ELLs. The readings and discussions will center on topics such as creating an environment for success, differentiated instructional techniques, multiple intelligences, modifications and accommodations, working effectively with students from diverse linguistic and cultural milieus, and new approaches in the implementation of Inclusion and RTI. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more information. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

8. EDU 5565.01/Special Education Content Strategies for Grades 7-12

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

Dates: 7/1/2020 to 7/29/2020

This course will provide the candidate with instruction in teaching skills pertinent to each of the secondary content areas; specifically, social studies, English language arts, the sciences, and mathematics. Further, candidates will learn about theory and practice as they relate to teaching students with exceptional learning needs (ELN) and English Language Learners (ELL). In addition to learning pedagogical approaches for teaching students with ELN the fundamental skills of reading, written expression, and mathematics, candidates will gain knowledge of social skills development, behavior management, executive function and the design and implementation of alternative assessments. 12 Hours of Field Experience Required. Prerequisite: EDU 5077: The Adolescent with Learning and Behavior Problems. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

9. Instructional and Educational Strategies for English Language Learners

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

Dates: 7/2/2020 to 8/27/2020

The demographics and backgrounds of our students is constantly changing yet we, as educators, still primarily utilize expressive language (speaking and reading) to convey information to students and expect them to use receptive language (speaking and listening) to share with us what they have learned. As more and more children come to our schools needing English as a Second Language services, schools are expecting mainstream, "regular education" teachers to meet the needs of our English Language Learners. By the end of this course, participants will be better able to meet the language and academic needs of ELLs in various academic settings. Required Readings: Hill, Jane & Miller, Kirsten (2014). Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners. ASCD: Alexandria, VA. And Ceri B Dean, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, Howard Pitler & BJ Stone (2012). Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement 2nd Edition. ASCD: Alexandria, VA.

10. EDU 5612.01/Assessment and Intervention in Literacy Instruction

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/2/2020 to 7/30/2020

This course is the first part of a two-part practica sequence. Candidates work with students to learn and apply techniques for assessing the literacy abilities and needs of students, and designing effective interventions based on learner needs, including dyslexia, in the areas of word recognition skills, fluency, vocabulary, metacognition, comprehension, and writing. Candidates examine and analyze a broad array of formal and informal assessment techniques and their application to literacy instruction. They apply strategies for effectively communication assessment results to parents, caregivers, and school personnel. If you would like to take this graduate course email Jmurray@rockteach.org for more info. Additional college tuition will be incurred. This hybrid course runs meets on M/Th from June 30 to July 31, 2020.

11. EDU 5017.01/Foundations of Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/6/2020 to 7/10/2020

This is an on campus course. An introduction to the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of early childhood education including traditional, current and innovative models for early childhood programs. Field experience required. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

12. Social Emotional Learning: A Strategic Approach

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

Dates: 7/7/2020 to 8/25/2020

Learning is a social and emotional act. From early childhood education to the high school level, rigorous learning requires the formation and maintenance of relationships. However, we can not expect teachers to add more content or adjust curriculum maps to add "more." Therefore, no matter the grade level, participants will be able to develop social emotional learning strategies to embed in their current teaching assignments. Participants will work closely on the work developed by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Dominique Smith. We will examine and implement the five-part model of Social Emotional Learning. Required Text: Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Dominique Smith. (2018). All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond.

13. Manhattanville EDU 5550.04/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 9/8/2020 to 12/15/2020

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.

14. EDU 5393.04/Foundations of Special Education

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

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 12/16/2020

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the teacher-candidate more aware of federal and state special education laws which provide for the identification of individuals with disabilities, the process of determining entitlements to special education services, and the models of teaching that provide for educating the child in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the umbrella of IDEA and NCLB. The importance of inclusive education and the use of Response to Intervention (RtI) are also addressed. The course provides an overview of theories, diagnostic procedures, and remedial teaching strategies which address students with the broad spectrum of ELNs including: learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, and low incidence disabilities (deaf/hearing impaired, blind/visually impaired). In addition, the course will address the special needs of ELLs and students from different cultural milieus in accessing the school curriculum. Further, teacher candidates learn about effective practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration with peers, individualizing instruction, and applying interventions to address student and classroom management needs. Fifteen hours of field experience in diverse settings is an integral component of the course in order to assist the course participant in linking the classroom didactic with life experiences in the schools and agencies providing education and intervention.

15. Manhattanville EDU 5077.02/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 11/23/2020

The course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavioral problems. The focus will be on remediation, program development, compensatory techniques and social adjustment. 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. Manhattanville EDU 5083.03/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 12/14/2020

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.

17. Manhattanville EDU 5088.02/Introduction to Students with Learning Disabilities

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

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 11/23/2020

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education at the Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescent levels. 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. The importance of developing collaborative relationships with parents and family members for enhancing student learning and addressing students? exceptional needs will be a significant component of the course. 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.

18. Manhattanville EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

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.

19. Manhattanville EDU 5402.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture B-6

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

This course will introduce candidates to a sociocultural perspective of language acquisition and development and will examine ways in which oral language ability supports learning. This class will consider the social and cultural dimensions of literacy practices among diverse students. Specifically, this course will focus on the practices of students of different abilities and students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. 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.

20. Manhattanville EDU 5406.02/Language, Literacy, and Culture 5-12

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

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 11/18/2020

This course will introduce candidates to a sociocultural perspective of language acquisition and development and will examine ways in which oral language ability supports learning. This class will consider the social and cultural dimensions of literacy practices among diverse students. Specifically, this course will focus on the practices of students of different abilities and students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

21. How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture

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

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

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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.

22. Principles in Action

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

Dates: 11/19/2020 to 2/4/2021

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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.