Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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Throughout this online course participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students:


• develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth


• navigate through life's challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism


• understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set


• contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community Social Work CEUs provided by Rockland BOCES - $25 fee paid directly to Rockland BOCES.

2. Online: Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and the Theory of Self- First

Audience: All

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 8/18/2021

Location: Online

This online course will allow participants the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to identify, use, understand and manage their emotions and the emotions of others. By developing these competencies participants will:



• reach new heights in being responsible decision makers



• utilize multiple points of view



• be creative problem solvers who make sound, ethical and effective decisions



• explore research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on their professional and personal lives. The skills, competencies, and strategies utilized throughout the coursework are research-based and are aligned with the MSCEIT (Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test Yale University) and the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) Competencies. Throughout this coursework, we will continue to address the SEL needs of our students and include the perspective of distance learning.
Social Work CEUs provided by Rockland BOCES - $25 fee paid directly to Rockland BOCES.