Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. It takes a Village Impact, Impact of SRP's, Developing the Whole Child (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 10/12/2022

This seminar will explore factors impacting student learning and achievement by identifying ways SRPs can support student learning in and out of the classroom. The seminar will focus on crucial skills need to create a safe, welcoming learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they return home at the end of the day. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

2. Establishing Inclusive Classrooms Where Newcomers ELLs Thrive (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 11/2/2022

Newcomer students are recently-arrived immigrants representative of a range of languages, cultures, school experiences, literacy skills, and immigration circum stances. Many speak little or no English and may lack any formal education in their native countries. Guided by Eight Promising Practices, participants will learn ways to create an inclusive classroom for newcomer ELLs with spaces that embrace the voices of linguistically diverse communities and provide pathways for authentic learning opportunities. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

3. Developing Virtual Social Learning (SEL) Environments for the Youth (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 11/9/2022

Mindfulness, SEL techniques and skills assist your students to navigate their learning while developing resilience during the advent of COVID-19. This semi nar will provide a forum for educators to share their concerns, while providing an avenue for educators to build their toolbox to help students during these times. The seminar intends to build on your expertise while providing tips to help students succeed emotionally and academically. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

4. SIFE Success: Know Your Students and Strategies! - Zoom (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 11/30/2022

"Help! I have a newcomer in my classroom! What should I do?” Teachers can start by taking this founda tional seminar on Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) students and spend time exploring characteristics of SIFE students to better serve their needs in the classroom. During this seminar, participants will learn how to design classroom environments and apply specific strategies that both honor students' backgrounds and support the intense needs of this population in order to foster SIFE success. This seminar also provides a strong knowledge base for future learn ing opportunities on SIFE literacy, differentiation and culturally responsive instruction. This training is provided by NTSUT ELT and facilitated by Carmen Vazqueztell. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

5. Language Acquisition and Learning for the SRPs (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/11/2023

How does language development affect learning? Through exposure to research literature and information on language acquisition theory, you will gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of language and learning. Educators will be guided to reflect on how language development affects instruction and learning in their own classrooms. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

6. The IEP: Supporting Student Instruction (SRP)

Location: Zoom (Zoom, Zo)

Audience: Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professional

Dates: 1/25/2023

Being a school-related professional today requires many skills to become an integral part of school wide research-based techniques that empower "at risk” students, decrease problem behavior, and improve student achievement in general. When the environment is engaging, the likelihood for success is greatly increased success. In this seminar participants will become familiar with the special education process, terms/ concepts, and learn what is in an IEP and how it impacts an SRPs role in supporting student instruction. The training is limited to Teaching Assistants and other School-Related Professionals. It is offered in collaboration with NYSUT ELT.