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1. Classroom Strategies to Support Diverse Learners-C.Castellano

Program: Online In-service Courses

Audience: k-12

Dates: 3/2/2020 to 4/6/2020

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This class will provide strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners including, but not limited to, English Language Learners, special Education students, and students with interrupted formal education (SIFE). Participants will have time to create dynamic lesson plans using new scaffolds, differentiation techniques and strategies.

2. Learn Nearpod: Create Lessons that engage all students!-A. Testagrose

Program: Inservice Courses

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/3/2020 to 3/31/2020

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(Beginner Level) In this course, you will be given an opportunity to explore and navigate Nearpod. You will learn what it has to offer and the great components it can give you as an educator to use daily. Learn how to choose a template and adapt it to your individual student needs. Nearpod also offers a library of lessons to choose from. You will be given an opportunity to use class time to create your lessons using Nearpod! Nearpod is a great tool and has many features that help engage all students and give the teacher instant feedback. Please bring a laptop to use during the class!

3. Educational Assessments (Academic, Social, Behavioral) -D. Furnari

Program: Inservice Courses

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/14/2020 to 3/28/2020

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Critical review and use of formal and informal strategies for the assessment and evaluation of the cognitive, behavioral, social, and affective characteristics of young children and school-ages students with special needs.

4. Augmentative Communication Goals meet Classroom Goals-S. Haber

Program: Inservice Courses

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/23/2020 to 5/28/2020

Many of our students are now coming to school with voice-output speech devices and custom picture communication books. In this course, we will learn how we can create stimulating and interactive language activities to support the augmentative communication skills of our students. In this course, educators will be introduced to a variety of voice-output apps and learn some basic programming for each. We will talk about a variety of available authoring softwares and how we can use them to create engaging activities that target the vocabulary students have in their communication systems. This course is meant for all educators and support staff.

5. Introduction and Tour of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/30/2020

Can be used to fulfill 3 CTLE professional development hours. The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center presents a detailed and comprehensive chronicle of the Holocaust, and utilizes multimedia displays, artifacts, archival footage, testimonies from local Survivors and Liberators, and encompasses a special gallery for changing exhibits. The Mission of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. HMTC teaches about the dangers of anti-semitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance. They promote resistance to prejudice and advocate respect for every human being. The program will include a museum tour and presentation. Both will present teachers with methodology, context, content, and an introduction to HMTC's myriad resources to be used in the classroom. Field trips with classes will also be discussed. Feel free to arrive at 3:30 and tour the grounds. Learn about this great resource in Nassau County!
Guided by the museum's educator participants will explore how artists investigate light, color, time and place through their paintings and compose and paint their own small-scale landscape!