Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Resources to Support ELLs Over the Summer Break

Audience: Teachers in K-12

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 5/31/2019

Location: Online Only

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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. they can enter the school year This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google 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.

2. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Training

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY) - Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

Audience: Educators overseeing cultural arts in their schools and PTA Cultural Arts Coordinators

Dates: 6/3/2019

Location: Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

The STAR Cultural Arts training will include a discussion on cultural arts programming, question and answer with Rockland BOCES, networking among cultural arts coordinators throughout the county. Programs to be showcased: TBA

3. Train the Facilitators: The Accomplished Teaching Series

Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

Dates: 6/27/2019 to 6/28/2019

Location: Valley Cottage Elementary

This 2 day professional learning opportunity (sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network) will provide participants with the tools to engage educators in the systematic study of accomplished teaching and improvement of instructional practice. This program is designed to train facilitators' on the research based materials utilized in the Accomplished Teaching Series including The National Board certificate area standards and The 5 Core Propositions and Architecture of Accomplished Teaching This training will provide:





• Rich, deep, collaborative conversations





• Resources to foster the professional exploration of a common language around accomplished practice





• The exploration of high quality materials that can be tailored to meet any contextual need NOTE: Please bring a bagged lunch
Teachers will acquire a deeper understanding of oral literacy through a six-hour intensive workshop with master storyteller, writer and poet David Gonzalez. Using a set of classic fables and myths as primary sources, we will examine best practices in how to make story narratives come alive in the classroom. This practical workshop will focus on the three key modalities of oral literacy; image, language, tone. Teachers will leave the workshop with a set of easy to use skills they can apply in their classrooms as well as video and audio materials they can share with their students. Cost is $150 which includes all materials.

5. Youth Mental Health First Aid

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

Audience: All

Dates: 7/16/2019

Location: Building 10

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. This training is scheduled from 830AM-5PM (1/2 hour for lunch) This training is co-sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition and the Mental Health Association of Rockland.

6. Youth Mental Health First Aid

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

Audience: All

Dates: 8/7/2019

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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a FREE 8 hour public education workshop which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. This course will teach participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.

7. National Board Jumpstart Day One- Foundations and Component 2

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

Audience: Registered candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area.

Dates: 8/20/2019

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Foundations: Delve into the National Board's essential ideas about what teachers should know and be able to do: Five Core Propositions, Architecture of Accomplished Teaching and National Board Content area standards, and connect these ideas to your teaching practice. Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction. Determine what is expected for this component using National Board content area component directions, standards and scoring rubrics and identify resources for developing written commentary. NEA's National Board Jump Start is early support for those who have registered as candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area. Jump Start is candidate-centered, builds a professional learning community, and focuses on the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strategies needed to be successful in the National Board Certification process. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network and NYSUT. Lunch provided. New candidates are encourage to register for both Day 1 and Day 2. Register for Day 2 separately

8. National Board Jumpstart Day Two - Component 3

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

Audience: Registered candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area.

Dates: 8/21/2019

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Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment. This academy introduces candidates to the focus areas of Component 3: learning environment, student engagement, and sequence of instruction. Candidates will chart the requirements of Component 3, learn how to navigate the component directions, and discuss ways to capture accomplished practice in video evidence. NEA's National Board Jump Start is early support for those who have registered as candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area. Jump Start is candidate-centered, builds a professional learning community, and focuses on the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strategies needed to be successful in the National Board Certification process. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network and NYSUT. Lunch provided. New candidates and candidates working on component 3 are encouraged to register. Register for Day 1 separately

9. The Building Blocks of Numeracy

Location: Richard P. Connor Elementary School (Richard P. Connor ES, )

Audience: All

Dates: 8/22/2019

Calm, Command and Conquer the Curriculum® Take a in-depth look at the continuum of learning at the elementary level. The session will highlight what matters most in the early elementary curriculum; building strong number sense, exploring the composition and decomposition of numbers and encouraging children to enjoy the playground of numbers that unfolds in a number rich classroom. Participants will gain insight into key standards and explore stories and games that promote numeracy skills. Let's help children learn to love math! Training will be targeted to the grade level of those participating.

10. 2 day Poverty Simulation Experience Facilitator Trainings

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

Audience: All

Dates: 8/29/2019 to 8/30/2019

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Aug 29, Day 1 - Participate in a Poverty Simulation Volunteer orientation followed by a 3 hour Poverty Simulation Experience. Experience one month of poverty comprised of four 15-minute weeks. In the debrief, you will reflect and share insights. This program is designed to create a deeper understanding and awareness of the circumstances of individuals who are living in poverty and will serve as an opportunity to begin a dialogue about the often unseen world of poverty and its implications for communities and our schools. Bring a bag lunch.

Aug 30, Day 2 - The second day of Poverty Simulation Experience facilitator training will allow participants to become familiar with the components of the Missouri Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) kit and the facilitation process for conducting an efficient and effective simulation. This professional learning experience will help participants effectively utilize the simulation to increase poverty literacy. Lunch included Day 2.

Participants must attend both days. Approval required by Rockland Teachers' Center to participate in this two day facilitator training.
This course will use multi-media and Living History approaches to the American Civil War in the Hudson Valley and the expansion of Industrialization in the Hudson Valley. It will take place over two days - one day in the classroom and one day visiting sites in the Hudson Valley. A multimedia presentation will begin the course and then participants will have an authentic Civil War encampment experience on the grounds of the Cold Spring Foundry where a major canon factory supplied thousands of canons for the Union war effort. Participants will dress as Civil War soldiers and will experience camp life during the Civil War. They will also discover the effect of the war on the rapid industrialization of the Hudson Valley. A site visitation to the Vanderbilt estate will introduce participants to vast amount of wealth created by the supercharged American economy following the Civil war. This program is co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation.