Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Virtual - Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Language Learners Who Experience Trauma for SRP's

Audience: For Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals.

Dates: 10/28/2020

Location: Online

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Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Language Learners Who Experience Trauma for SRPs - Virtual This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Many of our recently-arrived ELLs present with traumatic stressors most educators have not dealt with before. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. This seminar is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT-ELT.

2. Zoom - Understanding Diversity: How our Schools Are Changing for SRPs

Audience: All

Dates: 11/18/2020

Location: Zoom

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This seminar is designed to help educate students who will be living in a world of diverse communities. It will promote awareness of global differences while identifying shared values. It encourages the understanding of one's own culture as the doorway to understanding other cultures.This training is designed for SRPs' with 1-4 years of experience. This SRP session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT ELT. A minimum of 10 is required.

3. Virtual - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs for SRPs

Audience: For Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals.

Dates: 12/2/2020

Location: Online

Many SRPs work with English Language Learners on a daily basis. The seminar helps SRPs to understand the NYS regulations for identifying and providing services to English Language Learners (ELLs), examine cultural factors that affect instruction for ELLs, and explore strategies for making academic content accessible to ELLs. This seminar is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and other school-related professionals. This training is provided by NYSUT-ELT.

4. Zoom - Disability Awareness for SRPs

Audience: All

Dates: 1/13/2021

Location: Zoom

School related professionals often work with students who are identified as having one of the categories. This seminar will provide participants with a general understanding of the thirteen disability categories and key concepts related to the education of students with disabilities. Participants will experience what it is like to have a disability and learn strategies for improving student learning and behavior. A minimum of 15 is required. This session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT.

5. Real Life Challenges for Real Life School Professionals (SRP)

Audience: All

Dates: 1/20/2021

Location: Virtual

Bus drivers, hall monitors, secretaries, teacher aides/ assistants, cafeteria workers, and school nurses all have encounters with students and other professionals that sometimes need to be handled with care and consideration to avoid escalating a situation. Participants will engage in activities that are based on scenarios specific to their role in the school. Appropriate potential actions will be discussed and shared among the stakeholders to ensure an effective and productive resolution. Time will be given to reflect on past experiences and discuss effective strategies for the future. Next steps will be discussed as a means of moving forward. This training is offered in conjunction with NYSUT ELT.