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1. 2239. The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 4/18/2022 to 5/21/2022

This online course is designed to help educators guide their students through the rules and potential implications of social media and technology. We will delineate appropriate ways to use technology and share strategies in the classroom. We will examine the 9 Keys (Proactive Knowledge) and how to teach these strategies to students. We will create posters, share lesson plans and explore various scenarios and how to respond to each one. We will be accessing two different tool kits using the Common Sense Media website that will help shape our lessons and will share free resources for our schools and districts. We will customize this information and create a comprehensive classroom plan that can be fit into any curriculum. An 8% processing fee will be applied when paying by credit card.

2. 2125. Multicultural Education for the 21st Century Classroom

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022

Teachers in the 21st Century classroom are facing the most diverse group of students from a racial, cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic background. As diversity increases, so does the need for teacher training in developing pedagogical skills to meet the demands that are a result of this increased diversity. Teachers in this course will develop lessons and instructional strategies that benefit all students, native English speaking and ELL students. Teachers will develop competencies and skills to teach within their content and implement an understanding of how language is structured, acquired, developed, and how they vary. An 8% processing fee will be applied when paying by credit card.

3. 2278. Social and Emotional Development in the Classroom

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 5/16/2022 to 6/16/2022

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Social and emotional learning, when embedded in the classroom (and in the school) curriculum, can have many positive student outcomes. It can reduce aggression and emotional distress among students, can increase collaborative classroom interactions, can improve self-confidence, and can lead to improved student learning. We will examine the five (5) keys to social-emotional learning and look at how it translates to the classroom culture and to classroom management. We will view videos, read articles, and explore various strategies that will work with our students. We will focus on self and social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision making, and how we can apply best practices in our classrooms. A 10% service fee will be added when paying by credit card.

4. 2250. Triggering Inquiry with Phenomena(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 5/17/2022

Starting Soon
Triggering inquiry is about learning something new, and triggering curiosity is no small feat. It takes modeling enthusiasm, and learning something new generates our confidence, even if it's something new about the content we've covered for years. In this workshop, we will examine how phenomena and driving questions can be the key to student engagement. In addition, participants will discuss the many ways Phenomenal Phenomena supports equitable development of students' knowledge, engagement, and development of questioning skills.
Teachers have a critical role to play in the movement against racism: Raising anti-racist children. Research shows that, in the absence of explicit guidance, children may resort to cognitively 'default' ways of reasoning about the world, which may lead them to draw prejudiced conclusions. In this workshop, we'll review psychological research on how young children think about race and how racial prejudice develops. We'll use this research to identify some concrete 'do's' and 'don'ts' for talking about race and racism with our students. You'll emerge from our safe space feeling prepared, and even excited, to have these important conversations with your students.

6. EDU 5900: Foundations of Social Emotional Learning (Molloy College)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 5/30/2022 to 6/20/2022






• Recognize the characteristics and impact of adverse childhood experience, trauma, and mental illness on PK-12 students




• Facilitate pedagogical strategies such as metacognition, mindfulness, and self-regulation.




• Understand behavioral and mental health literacy




• Carry out interventions to support social, emotional, and behavioral wellness across PK-12 educational environments




• Engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with mental health, nursing, and social workers.




• Incorporate social awareness and positive relationship techniques into your teaching practices If you would like to register for this class, contact ahaitz@molloy.edu

7. 2126. LGBTQ Education

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022

According to statistics gathered by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, ten percent of the population is gay, bisexual, or transgender. These students come to school with the needs of any other student. Transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth are quickly becoming more visible in society. Parents of gender non-conforming children are coming to mental health providers in increasing numbers and are often met with stigma and bias and a lack of education on TGNC health. TGNC youth are turned out of their homes at disproportionate rates and harassed and bullied in school at higher rates than their gender-conforming peers. They have higher rates of suicide, depression, and substance abuse and face unique medical, legal, and social barriers. They also have produced their own cultures and communities to face these challenges. This course will examine the scientific research on TGNC youth in the context of the practical challenges faced by these individuals and their families. This course is imperative as it will enable any counselor or educator to be a reliable source for those youth who feel marginalized due to their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals. An 8% processing fee will be applied when paying by credit card.

8. 2127.Social-Emotional Strategies During Remote Learning

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022

Technology has become ubiquitous in today's classroom amid a global pandemic and school closures. With all of these innovations in technology, it's important to take time to reflect on how to most effectively use our time with the most appropriate tools for social-emotional learning. In order to teach the whole child, we as educators must understand that learning is also a social and emotional experience. Knowing one's emotions, how to manage them, and ways to express them constructively are essential life skills. These skills enable one to handle stress, control impulses and motivate oneself to persevere when faced with personal, academic, or work-related obstacles. A related set of skills involves accurately assessing one's abilities and interests, building upon strengths, making effective use of family, school, and community support and resources. These social-emotional skills, thought processes and behavioral strategies can be contributing factors to one's success beyond the academic assessments. This class will allow you to apply technology to any discipline of education to make your teaching even more engaging and appropriate for SEL in today's remote classroom. This course will also explore how underserved communities will not have the opportunities to access some of the materials presented. Each educator will have the opportunity to create student resources, collaborate with their peers, and exchange ideas and best practices. This course is appropriate for all K-12 professionals. A 10% processing fee will be applied when paying by credit card.

9. 2277. Technology to Enhance Learning and Feedback( grant-funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 6/4/2022

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Are you overwhelmed by the wealth of digital resources? Are you frustrated with the time-consuming search for the best tools for enhancing your instruction? Then you are invited to join our professional learning community to advance your knowledge and skills in selected classroom-proven instructional technologies. Let's discover the best practices and critical issues associated with the uses of these technologies in teaching and learning. Hands-on modeling and practice will inform you of hardware, software, and applications so you can differentiate instruction with technology. Participants are encouraged to bring examples for sharing.

10. 2251.Creating a Culturally Relevant Math Classroom(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Regular Education and ELL Educators Grades K-12

Dates: 6/9/2022 to 6/16/2022

A culturally relevant mathematics classroom is one where teachers utilize materials and practices needed to support positive academic outcomes for all students. In this workshop, participants will draw from their students' strengths, knowledge, culture, and competence to create inclusive, relevant, and meaningful lessons in mathematics. Participants will work with grade-level teams to develop authentic and rigorous tasks to support regular education and English Language Learners in the Elementary and Secondary Classrooms.

11. 2252. Ignite Student Learning with Exciting Science Lessons(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 6/13/2022 to 6/16/2022

In this workshop, participants will draw from their students' strengths, knowledge, culture, and competence to create inclusive, relevant, and meaningful lessons in science. Participants will work with grade-level teams to develop authentic and rigorous tasks that will engage students and foster learning through phenomena, activities, and technology.

12. 2262.Literacy Demands on Adolescents

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 7/27/2022

Literacy skills are essential in order to participate in today's increasingly global society and economy that demand the ability to effectively use literacy in multiple contexts for multiple purposes. Today's adolescents have greater literacy demands placed upon them than ever before as they prepare to enter an adult world that requires their ability to read, write, and speak successfully. Today's teachers face greater challenges than ever before in meeting the increasingly diverse literacy needs of their students in order to prepare them for success in the adult world. This course will prepare you to assist your adolescent students who struggle with literacy to achieve literacy success by providing strategies and techniques that you can incorporate into your secondary classroom in order to scaffold your students' literacy development. In this course, you will learn to implement research-based instructional practices that scaffold adolescents' literacy development in the areas of motivation, engagement, reading expository text, using prior knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and studying. Additionally, you will learn to implement research-based assessment techniques that will allow you to monitor your students' growth and adjust your instructional practices to foster their continued progress.

13. 2241. Methods of Teaching the AP Chemistry(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Educators

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 6/30/2022

This methodology course surveys the basic structure and content necessary for teaching an Advanced Placement Chemistry course. Chemistry topics such as equilibrium, kinetics, and "how-to” problem solving are presented. Class size, student selection, textbooks, and labs are also addressed. Special attention is paid to teaching strategies, the AP exam, and its grading. Some lab experiments suitable for AP classes are incorporated into the course. Participants receive examples of past AP exams, appropriate tests, worksheets, and lab experiments. If you require Inservice/CTLE hours register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/) Early bird before June 1, 2022, cost $699.99 after June 1, 2022, cost $799.99.

14. 2242. Methods of Teaching The AP Physics Course 1 or Physics C- 3 credits-Physics SCE 5191(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 6/30/2022

This methodology course surveys the basic structure, content, and skill development necessary for teaching an Advanced Placement Physics 1 course. The AP Physics 1 exam has only been given since 2015. In the redesigned AP science exams, the College Board, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, has done the following:


• reduced content breadth to promote conceptual understanding;


• provided an explicit, comprehensive curriculum framework;


• directed that at least one-quarter of contact time be devoted to hands-on student laboratory work, leading to the development of student inquiry skills;


• articulated clear learning objectives;


• redesigned the format for the algebra-based AP Physics exams. If you require Inservice/CTLE hours register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/) Early bird before June 1, 2022, cost $699.99 after June 1, 2022, cost $799.99.

15. 2243. Methods of Teaching AP Biology- 3 credits-Biology SCE 5184(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Instructors

Dates: 6/27/2022

Every biology teacher whether new or experienced can learn something to enrich and improve their teaching after taking this AP Summer Institute. This APSI will provide information and experiences on how to teach both the classroom and laboratory components of an AP Biology course. Activities to support an understanding of the revised structure and design of the AP Biology Framework will be a major part of this summer institute. Included, will be instruction on how to prepare an audit for any teachers new to teaching AP Biology.

16. 2244. Methods of Teaching AP Environmental Science -3 credits- SCE 5595 Independent study(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Instructors

Dates: 6/27/2022 to 6/30/2022

In this session, participants will learn about the development and grading of the AP test, discuss and evaluate teaching resources, and experience several different kinds of lessons and student-centered experiences. Participants will ultimately draft a comprehensive syllabus for a year-long AP Environmental Science course. Much of the week will be spent in the field and in the lab so that participants leave with a multitude of hands-on activities meant to facilitate student learning and develop critical analysis and problem-solving abilities, fundamental skills necessary for this course.

17. 2263. Advancing ELL Family-School Relationships

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 6/30/2022 to 7/30/2022

English Language Learners are the fastest growing group of students in today's school services. This course will assist educators in developing strategies and skills to understand ELL students' backgrounds and how to establish and grow strong family relationships. Educators will develop classroom skills to use in their classrooms to improve instructional outcomes. Educators will examine belief systems and research-based practices for serving diverse cultures and languages in the classroom, as well as methods for ensuring a positive classroom culture and climate.

18. 2259.Addressing Conflict through Restorative Justice Practices

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022

Restorative justice is a theory of justice that focuses on mediation and agreement rather than punishment. Offenders must accept responsibility for harm and make restitution with victims. Teachers who use restorative discipline practices find that behavior in their classroom improves dramatically. They have better relationships with their students and, therefore , less stress from unresolved conflicts. For the growing number of districts using restorative justice , the programs have helped strengthen campus communities , prevent bullying , and reduce student conflicts. And the benefits are clear: early-adopting districts have seen drastic reductions in suspension and expulsion rates , and students say they are happier and feel safer. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals.

19. 2276. Building Healthy Relationships and Connections in Schools

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 7/30/2022

In this course we will take a closer look at relationship building and what is needed to put the "building" into action. Effective classroom management requires a teacher to build relationships using these five principles: respect through awareness, patience, good timing, boundaries, and instinct. Each one of these will be explored and demonstrated throughout the course. This strength-based approach will be put into action and we will explore cultural stereotypes along the way. "Cultural difference does not equal cultural deficiency." Taking care of yourself so you can take care of those around you is often overlooked. Teachers are selfless people, let's face it, that is why they continue to take professional development throughout their careers and provide for their students. We will model a healthy classroom environment and show how appreciating each other, our students and ourselves promotes a learning atmosphere where risks are taken. How are we going to fill all the buckets? Remember those bucket fillers? We will put those lessons to use and then reflect on what is working in your classroom. Reflection is a key component to growth so we will engage in reflection and thoughtfulness throughout each module. Lastly, as we build connections and create a healthy environment for our schools, student and teacher achievement and morale will become contagious.

20. 2257.Data-Informed Differentiation for Tier 1 Intervention in Reading: Literacy(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/5/2022 to 7/7/2022

Are you wondering how to strengthen the instructional core to avoid reteaching and intervention? How do you form your small student groups for explicit strategy instruction in reading comprehension? Have you monitored with running records or formative tools or analyzed data from state assessments to inform your planning and students' goals? Have you employed guided reading, reciprocal teaching, and conferring? In this professional learning series, educators will advance their thinking to design coherent, data-driven, differentiated lessons that provide meaningful learning experiences. Participants will experience the differentiated strategies as we explore the content through professional articles, videotaped lectures, case study data analysis, and cooperative learning. Please bring a charged device, any student performance data, and a unit of study to integrate the strategies and develop or refine your instruction.

21. 2264.All Learning Types: Differentiating Instruction to Meet the NGLS

Program: Online Courses

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/11/2022

This course is designed to provide educators with the resources to create a learning environment that will maximize the potential for student success by using the strategies associated with differentiated instruction. In this course the educator will gain knowledge of how to manage instructional time in a way that meets curriculum standards and also provides motivating, challenging, and meaningful experiences for school age students by differentiating instruction. Participants will be presented with a variety of strategies for differentiating instruction by establishing a foundation in the principles of differentiated instruction. They will understand what defines differentiation and recognize their role and responsibilities in a differentiated learning community. Practical applications of how to differentiate the content, process, and product will be explored while planning differentiated lessons. When paying by credit card, an 8% processing fee will be applied. When paying by credit card, an 10% processing fee will be applied.

22. 2258. The Empowered Educator

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 7/28/2022

Empowered Educator is a research-based program leveraging concepts of mindset, emotional intelligence, and cognitive neuroscience to shift the focus on the social-emotional well-being of the adults in schools. With this game-changing professional development, you will cultivate a culture full of compassion, awareness, and empathy by looking inwards to improve your outcomes. You will discover that Empowered Educators are changing the way that they show up for themselves and, therefore, are able to show up as healthier and happier role models for their students, colleagues, and the communities they serve. Four hours of this course will be asynchronous and 11 hours will be synchronous.
Make Just One Change by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, equips all educators - at all levels - to become experts at teaching the fundamentally important skill of question formulation. Students become curious and engaged when they learn to formulate their questions. Participants will walk away from this program with practical action steps for implementing questioning strategies in their classrooms - and get the most out of it. Each meeting date includes independent reading and group work. TCCW will provide a copy of the book, Make Just One Change for the first ten individuals who register for this course.

24. 2254. Boost Student Engagement: STEAM Activities Across the Curriculum(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-8

Dates: 7/14/2022 to 8/4/2022

Many students find themselves in classrooms centered on grades, compliance, and independent work. However, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) activities can provide opportunities to meet the needs of all students with rigor, relevance, and responsiveness. Participants will work in teams to develop student-centered, relevant, and empathy-driven unplugged and plugged STEAM activities.Synchronous and Asynchronous hours

25. 2265.Anxiety and Stress Management in a School Setting

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators k-12

Dates: 7/15/2022 to 8/15/2022

Anxiety and stress are major factors in the lives of both school professionals and students. The purpose of this course is to enhance student performance by minimizing the negative effects of stress in the classroom. Participants learn a working definition of stress and anxiety, study research findings on the cause of stress, learn reasons explaining its impact upon teaching and learning, and conduct a thorough assessment of stress factors in their classrooms. This knowledge facilitates application of tools and techniques to identify, prevent, and manage stressors to improve academic success. Participants will also identify specific students experiencing debilitating stress and take actions to address these problems and help the student restore personal equilibrium and enhance their performance. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers and school professionals. When paying by credit card, an 8% processing fee will be applied. When paying by credit card, an 10% processing fee will be applied.

26. 2280 Affirming Culture and Preventing Bias- Book Study(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: PreK- 5th Grade Teachers and Supporting Staff and Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 7/30/2022

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This class will be based on the book, Roots, and Wings. This book study is about implementing culturally relevant anti-bias education with young children. It provides strategies to work with diverse children and families and teaches children how to reject bias through modeling, classroom materials, and activities. We will define the terms culturally relevant, anti-bias, culture, prejudice, racism and culturally responsive care, English-language learner, and anti-bias education to name a few. The synchronous part of this course will ask each of us to enter into a dialogue and rethink our understanding of diversity and education. Participants are responsible for obtaining a copy of the book before the beginning of this course.

27. 2266.Auditory Processing Disorders

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/20/2022 to 8/20/2022

APD is a disorder affecting a person's ability to understand speech and process auditory information. The impact that this disorder can have on a student is profound. How often do you have a student ask you to repeat something or have a delay in answering your questions? The effects go beyond this. Their classwork, homework, test grades, comprehension and retention all suffer. A student who has trouble processing incoming information or directions, will give answers that seem odd or not even related at all. Their output is affected and can lead to countless errors. This course will focus on what APD is, diagnosing APD, distinguishing differences between APD and other disorders, treatment of APD, classroom modification, teaching strategies, and compensatory strategies to make these students more successful in the classroom. This class is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.

28. 2275. Supporting Students and Teachers with Health and Stress Tools( Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 8/5/2022

This class will take a deeper look at a variety of mental issues with a focus on warning signs and strategies. Childhood mental illness is on the rise globally and the level of stress among children is massive. While we cannot take the place of professional therapists, we can certainly keep a watchful eye, and provide parents with resources, tools, and knowledge. We will review digital media resources to check for accuracy and dissect social media using the commonsense media website and a variety of Apps. We will also support ways teachers can destress and fill their cup first. We will sum up the class by creating lesson plans and creating a hands-on stress catcher and the Calm App that can be implemented into your curriculum.

29. 2267. Approaches for Changing Student Behavior Using PBIS

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators k-12

Dates: 7/30/2022 to 8/30/2022

The barriers that occur to learning can not be single-handedly removed. Unfortunately, one such barrier occurs when behaviors are disrupting the learning community. The climate of each school community is different. Therefore, a "one size fits all” approach is not as effective as interventions based on the needs of each school. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. A system focused on creating school-wide, classroom and individual supports improves academic and behavioral results. This course will assist educators in creating a support system for their classroom that will help to increase behavioral and academic results. This course is appropriate for all regular and special education educators. When paying by credit card, an 8% processing fee will be applied. When paying by credit card, an 10% processing fee will be applied.

30. 2284. Book Study- Writers Workshop Made Simple: 7 Essentials for Every Classroom and Every Writer (Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022

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Student writers hold great potential and the instructional moves we make can unleash that potential. Come study a tried and true approach to writing instruction that is research-based and student-centered. Patty McGee's book, Writers Workshop Made Simple: 7 Essentials for Every Classroom and Every Writer will bring us back to the heart of the writing workshop while elevating practice. Topics include: Simple, low-cost moves to build an environment where writers grow Tips for pruning that help teachers know what to trim and what to preserve Strategies for building time for writing and writer-centered feedback A toolbox of strategies to support writers of all stripes This 15-hour course will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous hours. The synchronous hours will be determined by the participants. Book will be provided to the first 12 participants who register.

31. 2268. Assessment and Innovative Data Instruction

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/2/2022 to 9/2/2022

A central aspect of teachers' professional knowledge and competence is assessing students' achievements adequately. Data-driven instruction is a precise and calculated approach to improving student comprehension throughout the school year. Implementing and utilizing data to drive instruction is perceived to be an overwhelming task. This course will help educators use data analysis to improve student learning. The use of different assessment types and data are at the heart of data-driven instruction. Participants will analyze data, and focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, types of assessment, and the building blocks to successful data-driven instruction implementation. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

32. 2282. Creating Family-School Partnerships Book Study (Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 8/19/2022

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Book - Beyond the Bake Sale The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships This book is a practical, hands-on primer on helping schools and families work better together to improve children's education. Each participant will leave this course with a list of ways to support and promote positive family-school partnerships. We will take a look at the ways that will work for your individual school and have lively conversations. *Countless studies demonstrate that students with parents actively involved in their education at home and school are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, graduate from high school, and go on to postsecondary education. Beyond the Bake Sale shows how to form these essential partnerships and how to make them work. Packed with tips from principals and teachers, checklists, and an invaluable resource section, Beyond the Bake Sale, reveals how to build strong collaborative relationships and offers practical advice for improving interactions between parents and teachers, from insuring that PTA groups are constructive and inclusive to navigating the complex issues surrounding diversity in the classroom.nParticipants need to purchase Book - Beyond the Bake Sale The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships

33. 2269.Autism Spectrum Disorder

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/10/2022 to 9/10/2022

We have all heard the expression, "on the spectrum,” but what does it mean? What implications would this have on your classroom? This course will review the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Participants will examine best instructional practices and methodologies. This course is appropriate for all teachers K-12.

34. 2270.Differentiated Instruction for ELLs

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators k-8

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 9/15/2022

English Language Learners (ELLs) need to have access to the K-12 curriculum and be able to achieve the same level of success as their English speaking counterparts. This course prepares teachers to effectively understand ELLs' backgrounds and to differentiate their instructional approach. By providing the skills to differentiate their instruction through multiple modalities, this course gives a practical, classroom ready application of new learning to improve instructional practice. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education educators.

35. 2245. Methods of Teaching the AP Chemistry Course -3 credits - Chemistry SCE 5180(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Educators

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/25/2022

This methodology course surveys the basic structure and content necessary for teaching an Advanced Placement Chemistry course. Chemistry topics such as equilibrium, kinetics, and "how to” problem solving are presented. Class size, student selection, textbooks and labs are also addressed. Special attention is paid to teaching strategies, the AP exam and its grading. Some lab experiments suitable for AP classes are incorporated into the course. Participants receive examples of past AP exams, appropriate tests, worksheets and lab experiments.If you require Inservice/CTLE hours register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/) Early bird before June 1, 2022, cost $699.99 after June 1, 2022, cost $799.99.

36. 2246. Methods of Teaching the AP Physics Course 1 or Physics C- 3 credits-Physics SCE 5191(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Educators

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/18/2022

In this workshop, participants will strengthen their understanding of the content of the AP*Physics C curriculum and familiarize themselves with teaching techniques that have been designed to increase student understanding through inquiry lab practices and problem-solving. The consultant will share an extensive set of AP problems, quizzes, tests, labs, and other materials. The content coverage is flexible according to participant needs, emphasizing topics that are more difficult to teach and more challenging for the students to learn. This will likely include in mechanics: rotation (rotational inertia, torque, angular momentum, etc.) and oscillation, and in E & M: Gauss's Law, Ampere's Law, Biot-Savart Law, and Induction. If you require Inservice/CTLE hours, register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/). Early bird before June 1, 2022, costs $699.99. After June 1, 2022, it cost $799.99.

37. 2247. Methods of Teaching AP Biology- 3 credits-Biology SCE 5184(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Educators

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/18/2022

Every biology teacher whether new or experienced can learn something to enrich and improve their teaching after taking this AP Summer Institute. This APSI will provide information and experiences on how to teach both the classroom and laboratory components of an AP Biology course. Activities to support an understanding of the revised structure and design of the AP Biology Framework will be a major part of this summer institute. Included, will be instruction on how to prepare an audit for any teachers new to teaching AP Biology. If you require Inservice/CTLE hours register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/) Early bird before June 1, 2022, cost $699.99 after June 1, 2022, cost $799.99.

38. 2248. Methods of Teaching AP Environmental Science -3 credits- SCE 5595 Independent study(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Educators

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/18/2022

In this session, participants will learn about the development and grading of the AP test, discuss and evaluate teaching resources, and experience several different kinds of lessons and student-centered experiences. Participants will ultimately draft a comprehensive syllabus for a year-long AP Environmental Science course. Much of the week will be spent in the field and in the lab, so that participants leave with a multitude of hands-on activities meant to facilitate student learning and develop critical analysis and problem solving abilities, fundamental skills necessary for this course.If you require Inservice/CTLE hours register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/) Early bird before June 1, 2022, cost $699.99 after June 1, 2022, cost $799.99.

39. 2281. Creating Effective PLC's (Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/26/2022

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This course is designed to assist teachers and administrators in public and private schools to create and implement Professional Learning Communities. All school sizes and groups have various challenges that they face while creating PLC's. We will take a closer look at your team and create ways to make a PLC work for your team. Through creating S.M.A.R.T Goals you will each leave this course with an action plan. Members of Professional Learning Communities use results-oriented action steps to clarify exactly what each student must learn, monitor each student's learning on a timely basis, provide systematic interventions, and use collective inquiry/feedback to create a collaborative atmosphere of continual improvement. In this course, we will keep the student at the center of our purpose and learn how to create, manage, and succeed using Professional Learning Communities.

40. 2283.Building Thinking Classrooms(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/16/2022 to 9/9/2022

New
Explore the 14 optimal practices for thinking that Peter Liljedahl outlines in his book, "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12." The book outlines and translates Liljedahl's 15 years of research into a practical guide. This course will explore the key ideas from his book on how to move toward a thinking math classroom. The first part of the course will be a live workshop to explore the practices, and the second part of the course will ask participants to apply their learning by creating materials and plans for a unit of study in their content area.

41. 2271.Emotional Security and Safe Schools

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/25/2022 to 9/25/2022

The emotional security and safety of staff and students in schools start with educating our staff on what this entails. When it comes to school safety, most people respond with answers related to security systems or police presence in schools. These physical precautions for protection are often the focus of schools to keep staff and students secure. Though, we must not ignore a key component in keeping our schools safe: emotional security. How students feel when they are in school shapes learning and student development. The dynamic security component is often overlooked for physically safer schools. The reality is emotional security needs to be just as important. It needs to be deeply rooted into the culture of a school, both for staff and students. By addressing emotional security in schools, students will be more engaged in learning, and staff will be more aware of the individual needs of students and risk prevention strategies will fall into place. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers and school professionals. When paying by credit card, an 8% processing fee will be applied. When paying by credit card, an 10% processing fee will be applied.

42. LOTE 101. Crash Course to Learn About Multi-language Learners K-6 (grant funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-8

Dates: 10/18/2022

New
As the number of MLLs (Multi-language Learners)has grown in our schools, every teacher will at some point have an MLL in her/his classroom. In this workshop you will learn the process of identifying MLLs in NYS. We will discuss the terminology used, English language levels, testing accommodations, translation apps, and the importance of family communication. This workshop will help you support the student and the family as they enter our school system.