Catalog: Rockland/Westchester Teachers' Center Institute

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1. Virtual - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs for SRPs

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

Dates: 12/2/2020

Location: Online

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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.

2. Zoom - Disability Awareness for SRPs

Audience: All

Dates: 1/13/2021

Location: Zoom

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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.

3. Real Life Challenges for Real Life School-Related 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.

4. Support for Students with Autism for SRPs

Dates: 1/27/2021

Location: Zoom

Ending the achievement gap between students with and without disabilities requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar provides evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. . This session is for Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, and other school-related professionals. This SRP training is provided by NYSUT ELT.