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1. EDU 5295.03 & 5295A.03/Teaching Health, Physical Education and Family/Consumer Education-1 Graduate Credit

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

Dates: 1/2/2018 to 1/11/2018

This course will examine the characteristics of positive and negative health behaviors while learning appropriate reinforcement and prevention strategies. Students will learn methods of teaching health and physical education skills at the childhood level with consideration for safety issues. Discussion on current issues in family and consumer science will be an important aspect of the course. REQUIRED TEXT: Telljohann, S.K., Symons, C.W., Pateman, B., Seabert, D. M. (2012) Health Education, Elementary & Middle School Applications (7th ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-352968-4. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit.

2. EDU 5460.02/Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II

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

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 3/26/2018

Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler, and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of the inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Required Texts: “Early Childhood Education” K., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Roundtree Henderson, W., and Valero- Kerrick A. (2014), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd. and “Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor” , by Mindes, Gayle (2014), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Ed. 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. Snow date is April 9, 2018.

3. EDU 5460.01/The Integrated Curriculum in ECE: Social Studies, Arts, Health and Safety

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/23/2018 to 5/8/2018

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This course is on campus. Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health and ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans, develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Field experience required. 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.

4. Nourishing Productivity, Positivity and Performance with Physical Activity

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

Dates: 1/24/2018

Explore the many ways physical activity can be used in the school day to boost energy and learning behaviors such as through gentle stretch breaks, vigorous exercise, yoga, and content-related games. Identify barriers and solutions to your use of physical activity as a teaching tool. (Snow date: January 26) New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register separately.

5. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - January

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

Dates: 1/24/2018

January Mentoring Topic: Learn ways to make your school more physically active for students and staff (Snow date: January 26) Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:




• Build a sustainable wellness team




• Choose a framework that suits your school




• Complete an assessment




• Work on an action plan.




• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register separately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

6. CEGE 637-R01/Making Inclusion Work: Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 1/25/2018 to 3/22/2018

This course will provide an overview of the characteristics of effective instructional strategies in a general education classroom. Participants will develop strategies to incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. By the end of this course students should have gained a full understanding of: Special health-related issues, Learning processes of the special education student, motivational and communication techniques, classroom management, the means to update knowledge and skills in the subject taught, current trends and issues, special education legislation, characteristics and etiology of specific disabilities, intervention strategies for children with disabilities, how to adapt the learning environment to meet the needs of exceptional children, and identification of students with disabilities. The text The Inclusive Classroom will provide theoretical support and research-based strategies to improve student learning in mainstream classrooms. Required Text: “The Inclusive Classroom”, by Mastropieri & Shruggs, The Loose-Leaf Version-5th edition, 2014. *Final projects will be due online by Mar. 22, 2018. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

7. Activate, Calm or Focus the Mind: Choosing the Right Classroom Brain Breaks

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

Dates: 2/7/2018

Build confidence in finding the right physical activity for your students from a variety of options. Learn how to pair your students’ need for movement with the most effective activity to enhance learning. (Snow date: February 9, 2018) New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

8. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - February

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

Dates: 2/7/2018

February Mentoring Topic: Learn how to coordinate March Forward (Rockland County’s school-based physical activity awareness day) in your school and promote physical activity in the classroom. Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:



• Build a sustainable wellness team



• Choose a framework that suits your school



• Complete an assessment



• Work on an action plan.



• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25 - Register separately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

9. Change the Norm: Truly Celebrate When Food is Not the Focus

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

Dates: 3/14/2018

Explore new ideas for celebrating holidays and birthdays in school without food with food using Smart Snacks in School Standards.. (Snow date: March 16, 2018) New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

10. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - March

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

Dates: 3/14/2018

March Mentoring Topic: Become familiar with tools that evaluate healthy school successes, provide resources and guide you to next steps in becoming a healthier school. (Snow date: March 16, 2018) Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:





• Build a sustainable wellness team





• Choose a framework that suits your school





• Complete an assessment





• Work on an action plan.





• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

11. Nourishing Motivation with Non-Food Rewards and Incentives

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

Dates: 4/25/2018

Learn successful evidence-based strategies for providing students with rewards and recognition without using food. New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

12. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - April

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

Dates: 4/25/2018

April Mentoring Topic: Celebrating success and sustaining momentum of your school health programming. Learn about resources and guidelines to assist in your healthy schools plan. Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:


• Build a sustainable wellness team


• Choose a framework that suits your school


• Complete an assessment


• Work on an action plan.


• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.