Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Paraprofessionals in the 21st Century - Zoom (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 9/29/2021

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In this seminar participants will identify the knowledge and skills they bring to their job, understanding the roles and responsibilities of the SRP compared to the classroom teacher, and gain knowledge of legal and ethical standards, including confidentiality. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT (WKS SRPNM1). This training is limited to SRPs.
Participants will explore the definition of mindfulness and how it relates to whole child instruction in the classroom. Scenarios and strategies will be used to introduce techniques that will address trauma and other factors that may lead to stress felt by today's students and/or educators. The seminar's interactive activities will model how these techniques can be implemented in a teacher's practice. The content will be mindful of the diverse learners and backgrounds present in a classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to prepare next steps needed to integrate mindfulness into their daily routines. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT (WKS PROF153 & WKS SRP54).This training is limited to SRPs.
This seminar engages educators in discussing the benefits of having consistent and positive family school partnerships through frequent communication. Family Partnerships to Improve Classroom Behavior focuses on how educators can improve and enhance classroom behaviors and relationships with the students and families they serve. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT(WKS SRP56). This training is limited to SRPs.

4. Increasing Comprehension of ELLs for SRPs - Zoom (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Dates: 11/17/2021

This seminar will familiarize participants with who our English language learners are and the challenges that they face as they acquire a new language. Participants will have the opportunity to examine how critical culture is and its impact on an English learner's identity as well as explore strategies for making information more comprehensible and accessible to ELLs. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT (WKS SRP31). This training is limited to SRPs.
This seminar provides an overview of discipline disparities, restorative practices and ways to promote positive discipline in schools. RP examines recent data collected on disciplinary trends by the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Key ideas and components of Restorative Practice are presented. Research and reasons for using restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions and other punitive approaches to misbehavior are explored. This seminar will offer educator's strategies to engage in restorative questioning, dialogue, tier I restorative circles, community building and restorative conversations. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT(WKS SRP55).This training is limited to SRPs.