Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. CEGE 630-R01/Cultural Immersion Experience in Italy

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

Dates: 3/26/2019 to 5/5/2019

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This course coincides with an 8-day, cultural immersion experience through parts of Italy. Venice, Rome, and Florence will be explored as well as other areas. Participants in the course will gather and generate materials that can be used in their classroom, based upon their content area. During the trip, participants will journal/blog about their experience, sharing the insights they gain and reflecting upon others. Bring your cameras and your GoPros to document your experience! For more information about the trip go to The course will meet on March 26, 2019, prior to the trip, where course expectations will be discussed and participants will become familiar with the blogging tool that will be used. Additional online work from April 19 through May 5, 2019. Participants will blog during the trip and then there will be an additional online session after the trip to finalize the materials, complete evaluations, and finalize other course requirements.

2. Create and Edit a Podcast Using a Chromebook

Dates: 4/4/2019 to 4/11/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

Learn to create a Podcast series using nothing a but a Chromebook, a mic, free apps, and royalty free music. This is a TWO PART course. The first day you will learn the tools, processes, and legalities in creating podcasts. The second day will be the actually production of a podcast and a discussion about how to use podcasting in your classroom.

3. Utilizing Drones in Education

Audience: All

Dates: 5/2/2019 to 5/9/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

Drones are quickly becoming part of everyday life. This professional development opportunity will provide participants with the opportunity to get an understanding of how drones can and are being used in education. The ethics, laws, and uses of drones will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience flying a drone with the support and supervision of the instructor. This is a two-day course with the first day focused on the laws, ethics, basics of flight, and how drones can be used in education. Day two will focus on developing curricular integration and additional flying opportunities.