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1. GREENBURGH CSD NEW TEACHER INSTITUTE September 14, 2021 - June 14, 2022

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY) - Multi Purpose Room

Dates: 9/14/2021 to 6/14/2022

Location: Multi Purpose Room

THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO NEW TEACHERS IN THE GREENBURGH CSD DATES AND TIMES: 3:30 - 4:30PM September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14, ***5 additional hours will be spent on assignments outside of our sessions

2. Online: Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools, January 5 - February 16, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/5/2022 to 2/16/2022

Location: Online Only

Many of today's students are living with chronic trauma including homelessness, poverty, child abuse, neglect and exposure to violence in the home and in their communities. These experiences can lead to serious behavioral problems, wreak havoc on their ability to learn, and stunt academic growth. One of the problems educators face is identifying the symptoms of trauma since children don't always express their distress in a way that is easily recognizable. In this online course, we will address the root causes of trauma, specific confusing behaviors children might exhibit and discuss next steps to create a school environment where all students feel safe and can flourish - rather than fail - in and out of the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

3. ONLINE: Social and Emotional Development in the Classroom, January 7 - February 18, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2022 to 2/18/2022

Location: Online

Social and emotional learning, when embedded in the classroom (and in the school) curriculum, can have many positive student outcomes. It can reduce aggression and emotional distress among students, can increase collaborative classroom interactions, can improve self confidence and can lead to improved student learning. We will examine the five (5) keys to social emotional learning and look at how it translates to the classroom culture and to classroom management. We will view videos, read articles and explore various strategies that will work with our students. We will focus on self and social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision making and how we can apply best practices in our classrooms. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
In this hybrid course, we will explore differentiated instructional techniques that will help you understand how students learn across content areas. Applying these varied strategies within the reading framework will help you guide students in the exploration of new ways to approach text across the curriculum. At the conclusion of the course, you will have the strategies you need to support your students as they successfully negotiate increasingly challenging texts. SYNCHRONOUS SESSIONS will be held from 7:00 - 8:30pm on the dates below: Monday, January 10 Monday, January 24 Monday, February 14 PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

5. Online: Building a Classroom Culture of Resilience, January 10 - February 18, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/10/2022 to 2/18/2022

Location: Online Only

Have you ever wondered why some students seem to be able to push through anything that life throws at them, while others shut down as soon as adversity sinks in? Have you ever thought that if you could teach students to "not give up” and to "get back up when knocked down” that you could better reach your learning targets and goals in the classroom? This course will focus on Grit, Resilience, Stress Reduction, Trauma, Learning from Failure and Mindfulness in the classroom. Educators will have the opportunity to implement research based strategies and co-construct knowledge with their peers through interactive discussions. Educators will develop a full understanding of what it means to be resilient and how we can integrate strategies at both the classroom and building levels. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators. PLEASE NOTE; THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED

6. Online: Conferring with Confidence: The Heart of Effective Reading and Writing Instruction -January 10-February 18, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Classroom teachers, ELA teachers, Reading Specialists, Early Literacy Specialists

Dates: 1/10/2022 to 2/18/2022

Location: Online Only

Through collaboration and inquiry, participants will explore the conferring process and the effect that is has on classroom instruction and student engagement. Participants will work through each step involved in conferring in the classroom with a specific focus on the RIP model. Participants will identify and explore the protocol for effective feedback within an instructional setting. At the conclusion of this course, participants will display a knowledge and expertise of the structure of a conference, implications for classroom implementation and instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and that they can embed in their instructional practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
English Language Learners (ELLs) need to have access to K-12 curriculum and be able to achieve the same level of success as their English speaking counterparts. This course prepares teachers to effectively understand ELLs' backgrounds and to differentiate their instructional approach. By providing the skills to differentiate their instruction through multiple modalities, this course gives a practical, classroom ready application of new learning to improve instructional practice. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education educators. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
In this online book study, participants will examine how to identify early clues of dyslexia and look for clues in older children and adults. Participants will understand how dyslexia is diagnosed and identified, and what and how a sound multi-sensory word study program can best support dyslexics. Based on the book, Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D., teachers will develop an understanding of the identification and best instructional methodologies and practices of teaching students with this reading disability. Sally Shaywitz is an expert scientist and pediatrician who leads the field in dyslexia research. Through case studies and evaluations, join us as we begin to uncover the world of dyslexia. Participants will need to purchase the SECOND EDITION of the book prior to the course commencement date. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

9. ONLINE: Managing ADHD and LD in the Classroom, January 10 - February 18, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/10/2022 to 2/18/2022

Location: Online Only

All teachers have come across a student in their class with either ADHD or a Learning Disability.This course will give teachers an opportunity to examine current research geared towards helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student's performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and, at the conclusion of the course, will have a number of instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will be both asynchronous and synchronous. The first 3 hours will be provided through Openlearning.com on January 22nd(a private access code and link will be provided). It will consist of a self-directed (asynchronous) module based approach that will ask candidates to review the background and some of the laws associated with the DASA, timelines and concrete concepts. The modules will include both free responses and multiple-choice quizzes to ascertain your understanding before a certificate for Part 1 can be issued. You will have one week to complete the first 3 asynchronous hours. This 3-hour session must be completed prior to Part II which is on Sunday, January 30th. Part 2, also a 3-hour time frame, will dive deeper into the strategies and reporting procedures as well as proactive mechanisms for tracking, reporting and preventing bullying and harassment in the educational/school environment, including cyber bullying. All participants must be available on Sunday, January 30th. from 10:00am - 1:00pm to participate in Part II of the workshop which will be held via Zoom.

11. Applying Research Based Strategies to Build Study Skills, January 24 - March 4, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 general and special education educators

Dates: 1/24/2022 to 3/4/2022

Location: Online

The 21st Century classroom presents us with all types of learners, needs and skill levels. Developing research based strategies that can help all students improve the essentials - reading comprehension, writing, and study skills - helps all educators. This course will allow educators to build skills and instructional strategies for improving students ability to listen, note-taking, textbook reading, test taking strategies, and paper/essay writing. This course will also introduce strategies for teaching students anxiety and stress reduction techniques. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED*

12. Hybrid: Edith Winthrop Teacher Center DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Winter Book Club, January 24 - March 10, 2022 (EWTC)

Audience: All Staff, teachers, administrators

Dates: 1/24/2022 to 3/10/2022

Location: ONLINE ONLY

This discounted ($25 registration fee) course is open to all. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members.The Teacher Center DEI Book Club will be continuing our book club cycle with "Troublemakers” by Carla Shalaby. This book explores the everyday lives of four young "troublemakers,” challenging the ways we identify and understand so-called problem children. "Troublemakers” allows us to see school through the eyes of those who know first hand what it means to be labeled a problem. Shalaby challenges our typical expectations for young children or children in general and reveals how these demands - despite good intentions - work to undermine the pursuit of a free and just society. What to expect: All participants are asked to purchase the book before the start of the book club cycle All participants are asked to read the book and come prepared for book discussions across three live mandatory Zoom meetings: February 3rd - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Foreward, Preface, Introduction and Part One: Forest School) February 17th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Part Two: The Crossroads School) March 3rd - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on the Conclusion, A Letter to Teachers, and A Note to All Readers) All participants are required to do a asynchronous assignment after each live Zoom discussion. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE COURSE HAS COMMENCED.
As our country's demographics shift, the impact is evident in all our classrooms as we are teaching students from across the world. There is great potential for embracing cultures and enhancing instructional activities while bridging cultures between home and school. Course participants will review research-based strategies to better incorporate students from other cultures into the classroom. At the end of this course, you will be empowered to adjust instructional delivery to meet the needs of your classroom's changing demographics and improve educational outcomes for all students. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

14. Online: Advancing ELL Family-School Relationships, January 24 - March 4, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/24/2022 to 3/4/2022

Location: Online

English Language Learners are the fastest growing group of students in today's schools services. This course will assist educators in developing strategies and skills to understand ELL students' backgrounds and how to establish and grow strong family relationships. Educators will develop classroom skills to use in their classrooms to improve instructional outcomes. Educators will examine belief systems and research based practices for serving diverse cultures and languages in the classroom, as well as methods for ensuring a positive classroom culture and climate. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

15. Online: Technology Generation, February 1 - March 15, 2022 (WTCI))

Audience: Classroom teachers in grades 2-12

Dates: 2/1/2022 to 3/15/2022

Location: Online Only

In this online course, we will explore the most recent advancements in technology and how they can be integrated into the classroom curriculum. We will examine Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and create engaging learning experiences that focus on both science and social studies. We will experiment with the top math sites and develop corresponding lesson plans that will make learning concrete for our students. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

16. Online: Cyberbullying and Safety in the Net, February 7 - March 21, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators and All Staff

Dates: 2/7/2022 to 3/21/2022

Location: Online

Teachers in today's fast pace technology world must be able to deal with the new Cyber Bullying epidemic that has become a growing concern for students, parents, and educators. We will research what online bullying might look like and what tactics our students use to torment their victims. We will look at it's impact on teaching and learning and apply strategies that will help reduce and/or eliminate the instances of cyber-bullying in our classrooms and in our schools. Using the CyberSmart curriculum that stresses that cyber bullying can be controlled, we will develop classroom lesson plans and materials we can share with our parents while looking at students' rights and laws that must be considered when confronting these situations in the new school year. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

17. Online: Assessment and Innovative Data Instruction, February 28 - April 8, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/28/2022 to 4/8/2022

Location: Online

A central aspect of teachers' professional knowledge and competence is the ability to assess students' achievements adequately. Data driven instruction is a precise and calculated approach to improve student comprehension throughout the school year. Implementing and utilizing data to drive instruction is perceived to be an overwhelming task. This course will help educators use data analysis to improve student learning. The use of different assessment types and data are at the heart of data driven instruction. Participants will analyze data, focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, types of assessment, and the building blocks to successful data driven instruction implementation. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

18. Online: Fostering Resilient Learners, February 28 - April 11, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: All

Dates: 2/28/2022 to 4/11/2022

Location: Online

In this course participants will focus on the application of theories of teaching and behavioral guidance to foster resilient learners. Participants will learn how environmental factors impact students' ability to learn and demonstrate resilience. Through the use of specific methods and strategies, teachers will learn how to develop beneficial relationships and teach their students self-regulation techniques. Other topics include classroom organization, instructional methods, teaching style, grit, responsibility, emotional competence, engagement and much more. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
The focus on building our students' growth mindset capacity continues to prove to be an important role for educators. Teachers are often aware of the concepts behind mindsets but have not looked at their lessons and teaching techniques in relation to the concept. Teachers in this course will develop methods for reflecting on their current practices and materials in a manner that will assist their students in growing this essential capacity. Present research and best practices will be evaluated and utilized to improve student learning outcomes in the classroom PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

20. Online: Improving Students Outcomes through Effective Homework, February 28 - April 8, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 2/28/2022 to 4/8/2022

Location: Online Only

Homework - the mention of the word makes the student in us tremble! As educators we know that we need to assign homework for various reasons from accountability to curriculum pacing demands. We can leverage our HW policies to improve student learning outcomes. Participants will assess their current HW practices and evaluate the components of an effective HW assignment. Teachers will also develop paperless assignments as well as flipped lessons and HW assignments. This class is appropriate for all K-12 educators. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

21. Online: All Learners - ADD and ADHD, March 1 - April 13, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators and Professionals in grades K - 12

Dates: 3/1/2022 to 4/13/2022

Location: Online only

This online course, which is open to teachers and other professionals, will include instruction in both the whole class and small group setting for students with ADD/ADHD. We will examine current research and best practices as well as researched based intervention techniques for both academic and behavioral challenges. We will explore the website ADDitude and use the resources on this site to create a teacher guide outlining strategies to enhance student learning. Differentiation, multiple intelligence, and setting long and short term goals will be a focus for the lesson planning segment. The teacher/parent connection will be established as a support system for the student. Strategies such as cooperative learning, organizational skills, and graphic organizers will be shared and applied to various grade levels. We will read and discuss case studies, teacher testimonials and incorporate best practices into our lessons. Each teacher will leave this course with a classroom management plan that includes strategies for successful teaching and learning. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

22. Online: Discussions and Questioning to Build Deep Thinking, March 1 - April 8, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 3/1/2022 to 4/8/2022

Location: Online

This course may be taken for graduate or inservice credit. Since the two options are listed separately, please be sure to register accordingly. In this online course, participants will explore how to facilitate classroom discussions through engaging conversations, the role of teachers as coaches during this process and how best to provide a supportive classroom environment when integrating higher order questioning techniques. When we closely examine the value of student participation in small group discussions, we find that students are able to connect with each other's thoughts and opinions and are able to engage in higher level critical thinking. Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including the following skills: comparison, classification, sequencing, cause/effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and critiquing. We will examine the link between critical thinking skills and questioning techniques by taking an in depth look at Bloom's Taxonomy and the quote, "Maslow before Bloom.” At the end of the course, you will have the tools needed to transfer responsibility from yourself to your students to speak purposefully, think outside of the box and lead an effective and engaging classroom discussion. Participants will need to purchase the following required text to participate in this course - Walsh, J. A., & Sattes, B. D. (2015). Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful speaking, engaged listening, deep thinking. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

23. Online: Gender Identity: Myths, Truths and Equity, March 1 - March 29, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators K -12

Dates: 3/1/2022 to 3/29/2022

Location: Online

In this online course, we will explore the issues surrounding gender identity and the use of proper pronouns. Using the correct pronouns will help students feel safe, comfortable, and respected in the classroom. We will discuss the distinction between sex and gender and how we can make positive changes in the classroom to eliminate any harassment and bullying. We will also design specific strategies, share resources and discuss how to conduct successful parent teacher conferences while respecting confidentiality. At the conclusion of this class, we will be better prepared to support an individual's gender identity and life experiences and to provide our younger generation with a safe, inclusive and non threatening classroom environment. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

24. Online: English as a New Language Strategies and Tools for Success, April 1 - May 13, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: Educators in all grade levels

Dates: 4/1/2022 to 5/13/2022

Location: Online

In this online course, we will closely examine the strategies used to effectively teach English as a New Language (ENL) students. We will focus on best practices including co-teaching, helpful web tools, strategies for classroom teaching, and meaningful classroom talk. We will brainstorm ways to involve parents as we create a welcoming classroom environment for all students. We will explore resources and cross-reference lesson plans and curriculums so that each teacher has customized lesson plans to address individual needs. At the end of the course, you will have a toolkit that will include visual ideas, translation resources, conversation tools and vocabulary resources. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

25. Hybrid: Edith Winthrop Teacher Center DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Spring Book Club, April 11 - May 26, 2022 (EWTC)

Audience: All Staff, teachers, administrators

Dates: 4/11/2022 to 5/26/2022

Location: ONLINE ONLY

This discounted ($25 registration fee) course is open to all. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. The Teacher Center DEI Book Club will be wrapping up this year's book club cycle by reading "Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education” by Alex Shevrin Venet. Participants will deepen their understanding of trauma-informed practices as part of a systemic effort to advance social justice rather than as a set of peripheral moves intended to help selected students who are perceived to be in need of rescue. By taking a closer look at the framework of six principles that Venet lays out, educators can take from any starting point, shifts in practice, pedagogy, and policy to address underlying inequities that can cause or heighten trauma. What to expect: All participants are asked to purchase the book before the start of the book club cycle All participants are asked to read the book and come prepared for book discussions across three live mandatory Zoom meetings: April 21st - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Introduction and Part I) May 5th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Parts II and III) May 19th - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Discussion will be on Part IV, Part V, and Conclusion) All participants are required to complete an asynchronous assignment after each live Zoom discussion. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE COURSE HAS COMMENCED.

26. Online Autism Spectrum Disorder, April 18 - May 26, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/18/2022 to 5/26/2022

Location: Online

We have all heard the expression, "on the spectrum,” but what does it mean? What implications would this have on your classroom? This course will review the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Participants will examine best instructional practices and methodologies. This course is appropriate for all teachers K-12. PLEASE NOTE THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Our country's diversity and demographics have changed what our classrooms look like. We all encounter students that have limited English, and we need to differentiate instruction to meet their needs. In order to meet academic success, this population needs to make linguistic gains in order to begin to master course content. Participants will work with evidence-based practices and instructional intervention strategies to improve language skills for this population.

28. Online: Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your Classroom, April 18 - May 26, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/18/2022 to 5/26/2022

Location: Online

A teacher's use of formative assessment techniques is essential in ensuring he or she is meeting the learning targets for a unit. Teachers need to know "who knows what” before moving on. Formative assessment is nothing new - our teachers were administering formative assessments to us when we were in school many years ago. In today's digital world, we are lucky to have so many more tools to assist us in our formative assessments. Teachers in the class will review the research on formative assessment as well as explore dozens of instructional tools that can be used for formative assessments. Teachers will leave this course with concrete and easy to use examples for embedding more formative assessments into their lessons . PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
In this class, we will discuss the social, cognitive, health related and stress- related challenges that economically disadvantaged kids face every day and why there is such a stark disparity in academic achievement between low socioeconomic status students and well-off students. It is designed for teachers who want to learn more about becoming a change agent for students who experience poverty and engaging those students with specific strategies which facilitate their learning. Throughout the course, we will be using Eric Jensen's book, Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement(which must be purchased by the participant), to explore ways to improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of poverty, stress, trauma and best practices to help your students overcome these adversities. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

30. Online: Wake Them Up! - Motivating Lessons, April 18 - May 26, 2022 (WTCI)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/18/2022 to 5/26/2022

Location: Online

We have all been there - we've prepared a great lesson, developed a "hook” to keep students engaged and ready to learn, only to see student interest fizzle out as the lesson progresses. Keeping students actively engaged in the learning process is a critical component of lesson planning. Throughout this course, we will explore strategies for "hooking” students and keeping them engaged in the learning process that can immediately be incorporated into your lesson plans. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Digital resources can increase students' motivation, classroom engagement and can be used with a wide variety of learners. In this online course, we will explore digital literacy resources, virtual field trips, interactive museums, and digital tools to enhance classroom instruction. Students will have access to these resources at any time and can set their own pace when working through activities. Teachers, with these digital (paperless) resources in their toolbox, can enhance their lesson plans while, at the same time, give students a chance to be creative and more actively engaged in the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
In this book study, we will have a chance to examine the minds of behaviorally challenged students and school personnel to explore why children do not respond to antiquated disciplinary techniques and zero tolerance policies. During the course of this class, you will become familiar with the current Social Emotional Learning benchmarks. You will also have an opportunity to consider the value of a trauma informed, non-punitive and unilateral approach to reduce inappropriate behavior incidents. At the conclusion of the book study, participants will be able to use communication skills and proactive tools to model behavior that inspires collaboration to build productive relationships with students. Participants in this course may pick up a copy of the required book: LOST AT SCHOOL at the Teacher Center before the commencement of the class. Please call the Center (948-8037) to make arrangements. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
This class is being offered for only a $25 registration fee and is open to all. However, priority registration will be given to EWTC consortium members. In this book study, participants will examine how they can re-energize themselves to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching. They will dive deep into specific, immediate actions they can take to enhance their well-being and thrive both on and off the job. In his light-hearted text, award winning teacher Chase Mielke draws from his own research, lesson plans, and experiences with burnout to help educators change their outlook, strengthen their determination to be a terrific teacher, and reignite their core passion for teaching. The Burnout Cure explains how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for teachers and for their students. The book describes specific steps related to mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, and altruism that they can use on their own and with students via classroom lessons and activities. Equipped with these tools, teachers can be their best, so they can give their best to the learners in their care. Participants will need to purchase the book to participate in this course.