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1. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (EDU 661113)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Suffolk NYSUT Regional Office (Hauppauge, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/1/2017 to 7/8/2017

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EDU 661113 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Required Texts:The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818 & Participant Supplement available as a download on Frontline.

This course is no longer being held on July 10,11,12,13,14,17, 2107 or being held at the Burr Intermediate as previous listed. The new course dates are 7/1,5,6,7,8, 2017 and course will now be held at the NYSUT Regional Office in Hauppauge.

2. Inclusion: Education for All K-12 (UNY 729)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/3/2017 to 7/8/2017

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UNY 729 Adelphi University
Designed for both special education and general education teachers at all grade levels, this course introduces participants to the process of planning for an inclusive classroom. Participants learn:
(1) the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act,
(2) the collaborative process for designing and implementing curriculum and instruction for all inclusive classrooms,
(3) how to modify curriculum, instruction, and assessment across the content areas, and
(4) how to develop the social skills of students.

Required Text: Inclusive Classroom, The Strategies for Effective Instruction, ISBN #9780132659857, 5th edition
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.



3. Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners (UNY 703)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Berlanti Building (Harrison, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/8/2017 to 7/12/2017

UNY 703 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator's Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

$45 site fee to be collected by instructor at first class session

4. Brain Compatible Learning (UNY 714)

Program: Syracuse

Location: Syracuse NYSUT Regional Office (East Syracuse, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

UNY 714 Adelphi University
This course presents best teaching and learning practices based on current research on how the brain processes information and how individuals learn. Topics include the role of emotion in the learning process, the connection between memory and learning, and the role of experience in learning. Participants incorporate research findings in these areas into their lessons and assess their impact through analysis of student work.

Required Text(s):Brain Compatible Classrooms, 3rd edition, ISBN #9781412938877. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

5. Building Communication and Teamwork in Schools (UNY 704)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Half Hollow Hills High School East (Dix Hills, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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UNY 704 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with the essential knowledge and skills in five areas necessary to foster an emotionally engaging classroom: leadership, communication and listening, positive thinking, student support, and team building. Collectively, these skills are at the center of what makes excellent teachers successful and what allows students of all abilities and backgrounds to thrive.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

$20 site fee to be collected by instructor.

6. Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs (SED 661)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

SED 661 The College of Saint Rose
This course focuses on promoting student achievement and development in a collaborative learning community. Communication skills for effective teaching in an inclusive or special education setting are described, modeled and then practiced by course participants. Through the lens of cooperative learning, participants will focus on the following topics: curriculum development, planning and behavior management, instructional planning, and differentiating instruction. Improving students' social competence and the acquisition of functional living skills will be explored. In addition, participants will demonstrate effective collaboration among teachers and other professionals and discover ways to establish partnerships with families and community.

Two Required Text(s): Cooperative Learning: Integrating Theory & Practice, ISBN# 9781412940481 & Cooperative Learning in the Classroom: Putting it into Practice, ISBN# 9781412923804

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.



Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher’s Center they collect a $40 site fee.

Please note: this course is now being held at the Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, not the Tarrytown NYSUT Regional Office as previous listed.

7. Curricular Assessment and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (EDUC 516M)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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EDUC 516M Mercy College
This course is designed to develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them implement meaningful instructional and behavioral strategies for effective learning by students with disabilities. Students will develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of behavior.
In addition, students will learn to plan, implement, and evaluate behavior management programs for individual students in a variety of learning environments.
Students who have previously taken EDUC 654M Behavior Management are not eligible to receive graduate credit for EDUC 516M.

Two Required Text(s): Assessing Learners with Special Needs An Applied Approach 8th edition, ISBN #9780133846591 & Functional Assessment: Strategies to Prevent and Remediate Challenging Behavior in School Settings, 4th edition, ISBN #9780133570854. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the NYS Ed. Dept., must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the 3-hour autism workshop.

IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT,
-they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

Sponsored by Baldwin Teacher’s Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

8. Multiple Intelligences: Theory & Practice (SED 672)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

SED 672 The College of Saint Rose
This course translates the research of Howard Gardner into practical, dynamic, and motivational teaching strategies. Participants learn how Gardner derived his theory, the definitions of the eight intelligences, and how these intelligences can be developed in students at all grade levels. The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences.

Required Text: Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, ISBN #9781575171180. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by Baldwin Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

9. Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas Grades K - 12 (UNY 801)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Walt Whitman High School (Huntington Station, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

UNY 801 Adelphi University
This course explores content area teachers' roles in student's literacy development. You will learn how to utilize research-based teaching strategies in content-area instruction. Strategies include word attack, before-reading, during-reading, after-reading, writing and research -- applied within the context of content area learning. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate technology into literacy tasks in your classroom, and explore how to assess reading and writing tasks within a balanced literacy-content area classroom.

Required Text(s): Reading & Writing Across the Content Area, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412937627. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by South Huntington Teacher Center.

10. Showing Evidence: Teacher Performance and Student Achievement (EDU 661103)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Rockland BOCES (West Nyack, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

EDU 661103 Empire State College
This course will provide participants with a professional community in which they will acquire both practical knowledge and theoretical approaches to portfolio assessment in education. Reflective practice tools and assessments based on state standards for teaching will be presented in formats that promote self-reflection and career goal setting. Seminal and contemporary educational research and literature that address the issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment of diverse learners will accompany the presentation of the tools and strategies of authentic performance assessment.

The steps and processes for creating and maintaining portfolios of student achievement will provide a basis for teachers to effectively communicate student progress with families. The procedures for creating and maintaining their own portfolio of professional efficacy or evidence container will enable participants to become articulate in advancing their teaching efficacy and professional authority.

Required Text(s): The Portfolio Connection: Student Work Linked to Standards, 3rd edition, ISBN #9781412959742.
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

$55 site fee to be collected by Rockland BOCES

11. Social-Emotional Learning: A New Approach (EDU 661119)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Eastchester High School (Eastchester, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

EDU 661119 SUNY Empire State College
This course will introduce participants to the concepts of emotional intelligence and the importance of incorporating social-emotional learning in the classroom in order to create academic environments that cultivate caring, empathic and successful students. Through research-based activities, participants will develop strategies to teach to the "whole child", learn ways to motivate and engage students and promote positive interactions amongst students in order to increase academic achievement.

Three Required Texts:The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom 1st Edition, ISBN #13: 978141291481, The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights, ISBN #13: 9781934441152 & The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education Paperback 2014, ASIN: #B010EVNDP8 & additional participant booklet available as a download in Frontline.

Sponsored by The Lower Westchester Teacher Center and they collect a $50 site fee.

12. Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (UNY 826)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Yorktown BOCES Campus (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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UNY 826 Adelphi University
In the inclusive classroom where exceptional learners and the general population learn side by side, teachers need practical, research-based strategies that enhance student achievement for ALL learners. In this course, participants will explore strategies and design lessons that enhance learning and proficiency for the general population and also meet the needs of the exceptional learners and the unique and specific challenges they encounter.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center at PNW BOCES and they collect a $40 site fee

13. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (EDU 695)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa Park, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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EDU 695 The College of Saint Rose
This course equips experienced and beginning K-12 educators with the essential skills to implement differentiated instruction (DI) successfully with students. A research-based instructional approach, DI provides educators with effective, manageable strategies for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population within the context of today's challenging standards-based curriculum. Participants will gain expertise in understanding and implementing a broad range of strategies associated with the essential, distinguishing components of differentiated instruction. These components will be experienced in a highly interactive learning environment that models the differentiated instruction principles and processes.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

14. Embedding Study Skills (EDC 683)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/11/2017

EDC 683 The College of Saint Rose
This course is available for all grade levels and helps participants focus attention on study skills as basic skills; understand the need to organize the teaching of study skills; and actively involve students in their own learning.

Two Required Text(s):Learning to Learn: Strengthening Study Skills and Brain Power, ISBN #9780865306073 & a Participant Manual available as a download in Frontline.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Course sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

15. Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas Grades K - 12 (UNY 801)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Plainedge HS (North Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

UNY 801 Adelphi University
This course explores content area teachers' roles in student's literacy development. You will learn how to utilize research-based teaching strategies in content-area instruction. Strategies include word attack, before-reading, during-reading, after-reading, writing and research -- applied within the context of content area learning. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate technology into literacy tasks in your classroom, and explore how to assess reading and writing tasks within a balanced literacy-content area classroom.

Required Text(s): Reading & Writing Across the Content Area, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412937627. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

16. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Queens (Rego Park, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/27/2017

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EDBD 1050 St. Francis E70.1 This course will provide students with an understanding of the essential responsibilities of the school secretary in today's New York City Department of Education. Secretaries will gain a thorough understanding of the structure and organization of the Department of Education as well as familiarity with the latest programs, guiding principles and systems that impact upon the school secretary's responsibilities. Topics will include: effective records management, current computer programs, obtaining employment as a school secretary and effective oral and written communication. 3 undergraduate credits.

This course meets the New York City Department of Education license requirement for credit in School Records and Accounts.

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

At first class meeting, students will receive a list of required reading and instructions for make book purchases.

17. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Manhattan (New York, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/27/2017

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EDBD 1050 St. Francis E70.3 This course will provide students with an understanding of the essential responsibilities of the school secretary in today's New York City Department of Education. Secretaries will gain a thorough understanding of the structure and organization of the Department of Education as well as familiarity with the latest programs, guiding principles and systems that impact upon the school secretary's responsibilities. Topics will include: effective records management, current computer programs, obtaining employment as a school secretary and effective oral and written communication. 3 undergraduate credits.

This course meets the New York City Department of Education license requirement for credit in School Records and Accounts.

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

At first class meeting, students will receive a list of required reading and instructions for make book purchases.

18. EDUC 507 Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood Through Adolescence

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/27/2017

EDUC 507M MERCY E7.1
Examination and analysis of effective literacy instruction for students at all levels. Includes the exploration of appropriate techniques for English language learners and students with special needs. Techniques for continued assessment in reading, remediation and enrichment will also be discussed. Field experience required.

Two Required Text(s): Teaching Reading in Today's Elem. Schools, ISBN #9781111298128 & Basic Reading Inventory Pre-Primer Thru Grade 12, ISBN #978075798524

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have taken more than 15 credits through Mercy College,
-they are already matriculated in a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.

ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

19. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Queens (Rego Park, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/27/2017

EDBD 1050 St. Francis E70.2 This course will provide students with an understanding of the essential responsibilities of the school secretary in today's New York City Department of Education. Secretaries will gain a thorough understanding of the structure and organization of the Department of Education as well as familiarity with the latest programs, guiding principles and systems that impact upon the school secretary's responsibilities. Topics will include: effective records management, current computer programs, obtaining employment as a school secretary and effective oral and written communication. 3 undergraduate credits.

This course meets the New York City Department of Education license requirement for credit in School Records and Accounts.

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

At first class meeting, students will receive a list of required reading and instructions for make book purchases.

20. EDBD 1060 Office Systems and Procedures II

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Manhattan (New York, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/27/2017

EDBD 1060 St. Francis E71.1
This course involves readings and discussion organized around educational principals relating to the school secretary's work. Emphasis is on the organization of school systems, particularly in New York City. 3 undergraduate credits.

This course meets the New York City Department of Education license requirement for credit in School Records and Accounts.

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

At first class meeting, students will receive a list of required reading and instructions for make book purchases.

21. EDUC 502 Foundations in Special Education for Students with Disabilities

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/27/2017

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EDUC 502 Mercy E4.1
This course will assist teachers in their understanding of the nature of students within the full range of disabilities, special health-care needs, and the effect of those disabilities and needs on learning and behavior. Students will examine current trends, historical, legal, and social foundations of education for students with disabilities.

Required Text(s):
Introduction to Special Education: Making a Difference, 7th edition, ISBN #9780136101390
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

22. Successful Teaching for the Acceptance of Responsibility (STAR) (EDU 691)

Program: Western NY

Location: Williamsville NYSUT Regional Office (Williamsville, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2017 to 7/15/2017

EDU 691 The College of Saint Rose
This course assists educators in creating learning environments that model, invite, and teach responsible behavior. Participants practice strategies and techniques that foster self-awareness and responsibility and eliminate "learned helplessness" in students. Topics include: coping with irresponsible behaviors in respectful ways; preventing power struggles; avoiding "enabling behavior"; and encouraging students to assume responsibility for their school experience.

Two Required Texts: Teacher Talk: What it Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and the second available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention
The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10). This interactive and discussion-based program examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex. Participants will engage in authentic conversations and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as explore the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives. This training fulfills the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

24. Building Communication and Teamwork in Schools (UNY 704)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Adelphi Univ Garden City Campus (Garden City, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

UNY 704 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with the essential knowledge and skills in five areas necessary to foster an emotionally engaging classroom: leadership, communication and listening, positive thinking, student support, and team building. Collectively, these skills are at the center of what makes excellent teachers successful and what allows students of all abilities and backgrounds to thrive.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

25. Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs (SED 661)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

SED 661 The College of Saint Rose
This course focuses on promoting student achievement and development in a collaborative learning community. Communication skills for effective teaching in an inclusive or special education setting are described, modeled and then practiced by course participants. Through the lens of cooperative learning, participants will focus on the following topics: curriculum development, planning and behavior management, instructional planning, and differentiating instruction. Improving students' social competence and the acquisition of functional living skills will be explored. In addition, participants will demonstrate effective collaboration among teachers and other professionals and discover ways to establish partnerships with families and community.

Two Required Text(s): Cooperative Learning: Integrating Theory & Practice, ISBN# 9781412940481 & Cooperative Learning in the Classroom: Putting it into Practice, ISBN# 9781412923804

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.



26. Cyberbullying: The New Age of Harrassment (UNY 809)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Half Hollow Hills High School East (Dix Hills, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

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UNY 809 Adelphi University
Advances in technology have radically reshaped the social landscape in which students find themselves. While there are many positive aspects of living in an increasingly wired world, cyberbullying has emerged as a growing concern for children, schools, families and society. Participants will understand what cyberbullying is, its impact upon teaching and learning, and be able to apply strategies and solutions to cyberbullying.

Two Required Texts: Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying, ISBN #9781412966894 & a Participant Manual available as a download via Frontline.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

$20 site fee to be collected by instructor.

27. Multiple Intelligences: Theory & Practice (SED 672)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

SED 672 The College of Saint Rose
This course translates the research of Howard Gardner into practical, dynamic, and motivational teaching strategies. Participants learn how Gardner derived his theory, the definitions of the eight intelligences, and how these intelligences can be developed in students at all grade levels. The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences.

Required Text: Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, ISBN #9781575171180. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by Eastchester Teacher Institute of Lower Westchester and they collect a $50 site fee.

28. Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas Grades K - 12 (UNY 801)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

UNY 801 Adelphi University
This course explores content area teachers' roles in student's literacy development. You will learn how to utilize research-based teaching strategies in content-area instruction. Strategies include word attack, before-reading, during-reading, after-reading, writing and research -- applied within the context of content area learning. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate technology into literacy tasks in your classroom, and explore how to assess reading and writing tasks within a balanced literacy-content area classroom.

Required Text(s): Reading & Writing Across the Content Area, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412937627. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by Baldwin Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

29. Social-Emotional Learning: A New Approach (EDU 661119)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

EDU 661119 SUNY Empire State College
This course will introduce participants to the concepts of emotional intelligence and the importance of incorporating social-emotional learning in the classroom in order to create academic environments that cultivate caring, empathic and successful students. Through research-based activities, participants will develop strategies to teach to the "whole child", learn ways to motivate and engage students and promote positive interactions amongst students in order to increase academic achievement.

Three Required Texts:The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom 1st Edition, ISBN #13: 978141291481, The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights, ISBN #13: 9781934441152 & The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education Paperback 2014, ASIN: #B010EVNDP8 & additional participant booklet available as a download in Frontline.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center and they collect a $40 site fee.

30. Teaching AP Calculus AB

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: NYSUT Headquarters (Latham, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/20/2017

The Calculus AB workshop is primarily concerned with developing students' understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The workshop emphasizes a multi representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally.

The connections among these representations also are important. Many different focus lessons and activities will be utilized to increase students overall success in calculus and on the AP Exam. Participants will also review free responses from the AP Calculus Exam and practice scoring student sample papers using the scoring standard.

Institutes are only offered for 30 hours inservice credit. Tuition will be $650 for early registration (on or before May 28), $725 starting on May 29. Your tuition includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day. Tuition must be paid in full by course start date. Cancellations must be received in writing to eltmail@nysutmail.org by 6/30/17 or full tuition fee will be charged.

If you are commuting from a distance, you may consider staying at a hotel. We have a block of rooms set aside for our group at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Airport, 45 British American Blvd. in Latham. The rate is $139 per night and includes a complimentary breakfast. You are directed on MLP to call the Hampton Inn at 518-782-7500 and mention the NYSUT APSI conference for the special rate. The deadline to register for hotel accommodations at the special rate is 6/21/17. Please register early!

31. Teaching AP English Literature and Composition

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: NYSUT Headquarters (Latham, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/20/2017

The AP Literature and Composition workshop will offer a variety of topics, resources and practical methodologies. Prose and poetry analysis strategies and materials will move from introductory to complex. Curriculum design and instructional units will be structured to meet the needs of both new and experienced AP teachers. An experienced exam reader, the instructor will tailor composition exercises to meet the College Board standards for success on the AP exam. Participants will deconstruct the grading of the exam and evaluate multiple choice strategies.

Complete units based on works of Shakespeare, Conrad and Joyce will be accessible online upon request.

Institutes are only offered for 30 hours inservice credit. Tuition will be $650 for early registration (on or before May 28), $725 starting on May 29. Your tuition includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day. Tuition must be paid in full by course start date. Cancellations must be received in writing to eltmail@nysutmail.org by 6/30/17 or full tuition fee will be charged.

If you are commuting from a distance, you may consider staying at a hotel. We have a block of rooms set aside for our group at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Airport, 45 British American Blvd. in Latham. The rate is $139 per night and includes a complimentary breakfast. You are directed on MLP to call the Hampton Inn at 518-782-7500 and mention the NYSUT APSI conference for the special rate. The deadline to register for hotel accommodations at the special rate is 6/21/17. Please register early!

32. Teaching AP Environmental Science

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: NYSUT Headquarters (Latham, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/20/2017

This will be a four-day interactive session on delivering the AP Environmental Science class for new or experienced teachers. The session will feature a little field work and modeling of activities for AP students including aquatic studies, soils, air pollution. Emphasis will center on providing students with a rigorous experience to give them the insight to approach today’s environmental problems based in core science. Many resources and course materials will be shared on a flash drive during the session.

Institutes are only offered for 30 hours inservice credit. Tuition will be $650 for early registration (on or before May 28), $725 starting on May 29. Your tuition includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day. Tuition must be paid in full by course start date. Cancellations must be received in writing to eltmail@nysutmail.org by 6/30/17 or full tuition fee will be charged.

If you are commuting from a distance, you may consider staying at a hotel. We have a block of rooms set aside for our group at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Airport, 45 British American Blvd. in Latham. The rate is $139 per night and includes a complimentary breakfast. You are directed on MLP to call the Hampton Inn at 518-782-7500 and mention the NYSUT APSI conference for the special rate. The deadline to register for hotel accommodations at the special rate is 6/21/17. Please register early!

33. Teaching AP Statistics

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: NYSUT Headquarters (Latham, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/20/2017

In this 4-day workshop we will cover the four interdependent major themes of AP Statistics - Exploratory Data Analysis, Data Collection, Probability and Distribution, and Statistical Inference. The schedule will consist of group work, activities, lectures, videos, discussion, plenty of examples, and questions and answers. The TI graphing calculator will be used extensively. (Please bring a TI graphing calculator with you.) Selected multiple choice questions, with solutions, will be assigned as homework. Materials will be available in electronic and/or paper form. Takeaways will include handouts, syllabi, resources and a community of colleagues. Participants will learn techniques to help students connect theory to application and develop an appreciation of the relevance of statistics while learning the necessary skills for success on the AP Statistics exam. I will share some of my experiences as a seasoned teacher of AP Statistics, a member of the initial AP Statistics Development Committee, and a table leader and question leader at the AP Statistics readings.

Institutes are only offered for 30 hours inservice credit. Tuition will be $650 for early registration (on or before May 28), $725 starting on May 29. Your tuition includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day. Tuition must be paid in full by course start date. Cancellations must be received in writing to eltmail@nysutmail.org by 6/30/17 or full tuition fee will be charged.

If you are commuting from a distance, you may consider staying at a hotel. We have a block of rooms set aside for our group at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Airport, 45 British American Blvd. in Latham. The rate is $139 per night and includes a complimentary breakfast. You are directed on MLP to call the Hampton Inn at 518-782-7500 and mention the NYSUT APSI conference for the special rate. The deadline to register for hotel accommodations at the special rate is 6/21/17. Please register early!

34. Teaching AP US History

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: NYSUT Headquarters (Latham, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/20/2017

This inservice course gives participants an overview of the AP program in US History (APUSH),concrete information about the curriculum and exam, and practical, classroom-ready best practices. This model allows for both large and small group sessions, including time to focus on new and experienced teacher issues, and explore different methodologies. Focus includes insight into the creation and expansion of the APUSH program, selection of text and course materials, development of syllabi, daily lessons, and assessments, and direct instruction on the scoring of the short answer, long essay question (LEQ) and document-based essay (DBQ) question.

Participants will have the opportunity to prepare and analyze data sets, write questions,deconstruct the writing process and other experiences to improve the quality of their APUSH classroom. Participants are asked to bring their current APUSH textbooks, a "Best Practice" to share, and a laptop computer.

Institutes are only offered for 30 hours inservice credit. Tuition will be $650 for early registration (on or before May 28), $725 starting on May 29. Your tuition includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day. Tuition must be paid in full by course start date. Cancellations must be received in writing to eltmail@nysutmail.org by 6/30/17 or full tuition fee will be charged.

If you are commuting from a distance, you may consider staying at a hotel. We have a block of rooms set aside for our group at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Airport, 45 British American Blvd. in Latham. The rate is $139 per night and includes a complimentary breakfast. You are directed on MLP to call the Hampton Inn at 518-782-7500 and mention the NYSUT APSI conference for the special rate. The deadline to register for hotel accommodations at the special rate is 6/21/17. Please register early!

35. Teaching AP World History

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: NYSUT Headquarters (Latham, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/20/2017

The APSI in World History will prepare teachers to teach the AP World History course by familiarizing them with the thematic learning objectives, key concepts, and historical thinking skills. This APSI will emphasize hands-on learning. Teachers will have the opportunity to plan unit outlines, specific learning activities, and learn to grade essays the way they are graded at the exam Reading. Those who are new to the course will have the opportunity to address concerns they have about pacing, planning, grading, or obtaining the necessary materials. More experienced teachers will be able to share and gain insights from their colleagues and discuss the implications of the 2017 exam revisions for their instruction

Institutes are only offered for 30 hours inservice credit. Tuition will be $650 for early registration (on or before May 28), $725 starting on May 29. Your tuition includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day. Tuition must be paid in full by course start date. Cancellations must be received in writing to eltmail@nysutmail.org by 6/30/17 or full tuition fee will be charged.

If you are commuting from a distance, you may consider staying at a hotel. We have a block of rooms set aside for our group at the Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Airport, 45 British American Blvd. in Latham. The rate is $139 per night and includes a complimentary breakfast. You are directed on MLP to call the Hampton Inn at 518-782-7500 and mention the NYSUT APSI conference for the special rate. The deadline to register for hotel accommodations at the special rate is 6/21/17. Please register early!

36. Brain Based Ways We Think and Learn (UNY 705)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

UNY 705 Adelphi University
This course provides experienced and beginner educators with a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which findings from current brain research can be applied to teaching and learning. Participants apply key cognitive processes to their lesson planning and instructional practice to increase student comprehension and achievement. br>
Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $60. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

37. Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (UNY 826)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Plainedge HS (North Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

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UNY 826 Adelphi University
In the inclusive classroom where exceptional learners and the general population learn side by side, teachers need practical, research-based strategies that enhance student achievement for ALL learners. In this course, participants will explore strategies and design lessons that enhance learning and proficiency for the general population and also meet the needs of the exceptional learners and the unique and specific challenges they encounter.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee

38. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Utica

Location: New Hartford -Utica NYSUT Regional Office (New Hartford, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/22/2017

Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention
The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10). This interactive and discussion-based program examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex. Participants will engage in authentic conversations and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as explore the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives. This training fulfills the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

39. Designing Motivation for All Learners (UNY 701)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Yorktown BOCES Campus (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

UNY 701 Adelphi University
This course provides educators with a framework for creating motivating classroom experiences for all learners. Participants will examine the complex nature of learner motivation and the way in which it relies on both external, teacher-dependent factors and internal, student-dependent factors.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center at PNW BOCES and they collect a $40 site fee.

40. Designing Motivation for All Learners (UNY 701)

Program: Syracuse

Location: Syracuse NYSUT Regional Office (East Syracuse, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

UNY 701 Adelphi University
This course provides educators with a framework for creating motivating classroom experiences for all learners. Participants will examine the complex nature of learner motivation and the way in which it relies on both external, teacher-dependent factors and internal, student-dependent factors.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

41. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (UNY 827)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

UNY 827 Adelphi University
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Required Texts:The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818 & Participant Supplement available as a download on MLP.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center and they collect a $40 site fee.

Please note: this course is now being held at the Tarrytown Regional Office and not the Yorktown BOCES.

42. Enhancing Literacy for All Students (UNY 802)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Walt Whitman High School (Huntington Station, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

UNY 802 Adelphi University
Participants investigate research-based strategies, activities and assessments that are designed to improve students' literacy skills. Topics include development of decoding skills, building vocabulary, increasing reading comprehension, and types and purposes of writing. The role of literacy skills in all the New York State Learning Standards is also addressed.

Required Text(s): Literacy Development in the Early Years, 7th edition, ISBN #9780132484824.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYSED for Literacy Certification

Sponsored by South Huntington Teacher Center

43. Instructional Planning, Strategic Teaching (EDU 661114)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Walt Whitman High School (Huntington Station, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

EDU 661114 SUNY Empire State College
This course is designed to provide participants with instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students at all grade levels. Emphasis will be placed on misconceptions of academic failure; curriculum organization; effective instructional design; curriculum evaluation and instructional strategies that enhance and improve academic performance for all students. The following concepts serve as the basis for the design of curriculum and instruction: core concepts, essential questions, background knowledge, judicious review, strategic integration, cognitive strategies, and mediated scaffolding. Additional strategies and applications introduced in this course include rubrics, graphic organizers, LINCS vocabulary strategy, class wide peer tutoring, note-taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, reciprocal teaching, questioning, and the Socratic Seminar. The implications of brain research and the use of technology are also components of this course. Additionally, many of the practices examined correlate with the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics, the New York State Teaching Standards, and the shifts in Common Core Standards implementation. Required Text: Course Materials Available as a download via Frontline.

Sponsored by Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association

44. Instructional Planning, Strategic Teaching (EDU 661114)

Program: Western NY

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

EDU 661114 SUNY Empire State College
This course is designed to provide participants with instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students at all grade levels. Emphasis will be placed on misconceptions of academic failure; curriculum organization; effective instructional design; curriculum evaluation and instructional strategies that enhance and improve academic performance for all students. The following concepts serve as the basis for the design of curriculum and instruction: core concepts, essential questions, background knowledge, judicious review, strategic integration, cognitive strategies, and mediated scaffolding. Additional strategies and applications introduced in this course include rubrics, graphic organizers, LINCS vocabulary strategy, class wide peer tutoring, note-taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, reciprocal teaching, questioning, and the Socratic Seminar. The implications of brain research and the use of technology are also components of this course. Additionally, many of the practices examined correlate with the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics, the New York State Teaching Standards, and the shifts in Common Core Standards implementation. Required Text: Course Materials Available as a download via Frontline.

Sponsored by Hamburg Central School District. Location TBD

45. Maximizing the Learning Environment for Increased Student Achievement and Growth (EDU 661111)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Rockland BOCES (West Nyack, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

EDU 661111 SUNY Empire State College
This course addresses the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for educators in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for many of the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics. Content includes creating a positive classroom environment, increasing student engagement, maximal use of learning time, interactive guided instruction strategies, scaffolding techniques, questioning and feedback skills and using homework to extend learning.

Covering core topics critical to successful classroom practice, this course is designed to give educators the knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for college and career. The course is particularly useful for the training of mentor teachers and evaluators, and provides a system of supports for the professional growth of all practitioners.

Required Text: Available as a download via MLP.

Sponsored by Rockland BOCES and they collect a $55 site fee.

46. Middle Level Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (EDC 680)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

EDC 680 The College of Saint Rose
The course focuses on using brain-based instruction as the basis for powerful learning and processes for making data-driven instructional decisions and for designing curriculum to address the standards. In addition, emphasis is given to three critical instructional strategies: cooperative group instruction, a multiple intelligences approach and higher order thinking.

Two Required Text(s): Meet Me in the Middle, ISBN #9781571103284 & Teaching in the Middle School, 4th edition, ISBN #9780132487351. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by Baldwin Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

47. Multiple Intelligences: Theory & Practice (SED 672)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

SED 672 The College of Saint Rose
This course translates the research of Howard Gardner into practical, dynamic, and motivational teaching strategies. Participants learn how Gardner derived his theory, the definitions of the eight intelligences, and how these intelligences can be developed in students at all grade levels. The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences.

Required Text: Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, ISBN #9781575171180. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by by Hudson River Teacher Center at PNW BOCES and they collect a $40 site fee.

48. Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning (EDU 661106)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Suffolk NYSUT Regional Office (Hauppauge, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

EDU 661106 SUNY Empire State College
Using a standards-based approach as its foundation, Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning is a Performance Learning Systems® course that explores high-impact learning activities designed to help teachers optimize student learning. Participants will use standards as a basis for designing learning activities, assessments, and scoring guides and will prioritize learning based on curriculum.

Using alignment criteria and the POINT design components, participants will evaluate, modify, expand, and design standards-based learning activities in order to maximize student learning, engagement, and achievement. A variety of learning activities aligned to standards and the QFL (Questions for Life) Process Skills are featured in this course as participants learn to address the needs of 21st Century Learners and foster progress toward deeper retention and transfer of learning.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

49. Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: The SEEKING System (EDU 661118)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

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EDU 661118 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.

Required Text:The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance, ISBN #9781416620488 to be purchased at your favorite bookstore & the Activating Participant Resource booklet and Activating Participant Assessments available as a download in Frontline


Sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

50. Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future (EDU 661108)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa Park, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

EDU 661108 SUNY Empire State College
Collaborative Inquiry provides educators with research-based strategies for designing and implementing collaborative inquiry for students. The strategies are based on the 4-Ds of Appreciative Inquiry.

Collaborative inquiry fosters the skills students need now and in the future to develop a deeper understanding and mastery of content knowledge and skills. Participants will explore and experience the collaborative inquiry models of problem-based learning, hypothesis-based learning, project-based learning, Appreciative Inquiry, and performance-based learning.

Participants will develop standards-based essential questions, assessments, and rubrics; design strategies for teaching collaboration and teamwork; and explore the components of facilitative leadership, debriefing, and feedback.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

51. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (UNY 827)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Plainedge HS (North Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

UNY 827 Adelphi University
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Required Texts:The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818 & Participant Supplement available as a download on MLP.

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

52. Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: The SEEKING System (EDU 661118)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Woodlands High School (Hartsdale, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

EDU 661118 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.

Required Text:The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance, ISBN #9781416620488 to be purchased at your favorite bookstore & the Activating Participant Resource booklet and Activating Participant Assessments available as a download in Frontline


Sponsored by The Edith Winthrop Teacher Center of Westchester and they collect a $40 site fee. Exact location TBD

53. Building Communication and Teamwork in Schools (UNY 704)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

UNY 704 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with the essential knowledge and skills in five areas necessary to foster an emotionally engaging classroom: leadership, communication and listening, positive thinking, student support, and team building. Collectively, these skills are at the center of what makes excellent teachers successful and what allows students of all abilities and backgrounds to thrive.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center and they collect a $40 site fee.

54. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

UNY 706 Adelphi University
This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards and to prepare students who are College and Career Ready in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.

Participants will learn how to structure academic controversies in their classroom using the Johnson's Five Step Process. This process uses academic controversy to teach students how to build content knowledge using informational texts to construct arguments based on close readings of increasingly complex texts, to shift perspectives on controversial issues, and to write reasoned reports that synthesize the best arguments from two points of view.

Participants will learn how to select and use structured intellectual controversies that will: increase student engagement, intellectual curiosity, motivation to learn, leadership, decision-making, communication, and conflict management skills. Participants will increase their understanding of how to use cooperative learning with their students to teach the social skills of participation, cooperation, and consensus.

Required Text: Creative Controversy,
Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/


55. Inclusion: Education for All K-12 (UNY 729)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

UNY 729 Adelphi University
Designed for both special education and general education teachers at all grade levels, this course introduces participants to the process of planning for an inclusive classroom. Participants learn:
(1) the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act,
(2) the collaborative process for designing and implementing curriculum and instruction for all inclusive classrooms,
(3) how to modify curriculum, instruction, and assessment across the content areas, and
(4) how to develop the social skills of students.

Required Text: Inclusive Classroom, The Strategies for Effective Instruction, ISBN #9780132659857, 5th edition
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.



56. Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning (EDU 661106)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Plainedge HS (North Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

EDU 661106 SUNY Empire State College
Using a standards-based approach as its foundation, Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning is a Performance Learning Systems® course that explores high-impact learning activities designed to help teachers optimize student learning. Participants will use standards as a basis for designing learning activities, assessments, and scoring guides and will prioritize learning based on curriculum.

Using alignment criteria and the POINT design components, participants will evaluate, modify, expand, and design standards-based learning activities in order to maximize student learning, engagement, and achievement. A variety of learning activities aligned to standards and the QFL (Questions for Life) Process Skills are featured in this course as participants learn to address the needs of 21st Century Learners and foster progress toward deeper retention and transfer of learning.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

57. Evaluator Refresher Training (INS 108A)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: NYSUT Headquarters (Latham, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2017

Evaluator Refresher Training (INS 108A):
This 6-hour training focuses on increasing familiarity with the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric as well as improving the accuracy of evidence alignment.

*The refresher training does not include a Calibration Assessment nor will an Evaluator report be provided.
Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention
The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10). This interactive and discussion-based program examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex. Participants will engage in authentic conversations and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as explore the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives. This training fulfills the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

59. Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning (EDU 661106)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa Park, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/11/2017

EDU 661106 SUNY Empire State College
Using a standards-based approach as its foundation, Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning is a Performance Learning Systems® course that explores high-impact learning activities designed to help teachers optimize student learning. Participants will use standards as a basis for designing learning activities, assessments, and scoring guides and will prioritize learning based on curriculum.

Using alignment criteria and the POINT design components, participants will evaluate, modify, expand, and design standards-based learning activities in order to maximize student learning, engagement, and achievement. A variety of learning activities aligned to standards and the QFL (Questions for Life) Process Skills are featured in this course as participants learn to address the needs of 21st Century Learners and foster progress toward deeper retention and transfer of learning.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

60. Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs (SED 661)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017

SED 661 The College of Saint Rose
This course focuses on promoting student achievement and development in a collaborative learning community. Communication skills for effective teaching in an inclusive or special education setting are described, modeled and then practiced by course participants. Through the lens of cooperative learning, participants will focus on the following topics: curriculum development, planning and behavior management, instructional planning, and differentiating instruction. Improving students' social competence and the acquisition of functional living skills will be explored. In addition, participants will demonstrate effective collaboration among teachers and other professionals and discover ways to establish partnerships with families and community.

Two Required Text(s): Cooperative Learning: Integrating Theory & Practice, ISBN# 9781412940481 & Cooperative Learning in the Classroom: Putting it into Practice, ISBN# 9781412923804

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.



61. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (EDU 661113)

Program: Syracuse

Location: Syracuse NYSUT Regional Office (East Syracuse, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017

EDU 661113 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Required Texts:The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818 & Participant Supplement available as a download on MLP.

62. Encouraging Student Responsibility & Discipline (EDU 671)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017

EDU 671 The College of Saint Rose
This course examines the classroom environment encountered by most teachers today. Participants explore classroom management techniques and instructional strategies that address students' social and academic needs. Specific behavioral theories are analyzed in terms of their application in the classroom and their effectiveness in developing positive interpersonal skills in students. Practical approaches to behavior issues, violence in schools, attention deficit disorder, and inclusive classrooms are addressed in all course activities.

Required Text(s): What to do with a Kid Who: Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline, 3rd edition, ISBN #9781412937016

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center at PNW BOCES and they collect a $40 site fee.

63. Teaching Students to be Peacemakers (UNY 823)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Plainedge HS (North Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/21/2017 to 8/25/2017

UNY 823 Adelphi University
This course provides participants with strategies and skills to implement a peacemaker program in their classes and school. Participants experience conflict management procedures and skills and apply negotiating techniques and peer mediation strategies to manage conflict in the learning environment.

Required Text:Teaching Students to be Peacemakers, ISBN #0939603225, 4th edition.


Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center and they collect at $30 fee

64. Evaluator Refresher Training (INS 108A)

Program: Southern Tier

Location: Vestal NYSUT Regional Office (Vestal, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/22/2017

Evaluator Refresher Training (INS 108A):
This 6-hour training focuses on increasing familiarity with the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric as well as improving the accuracy of evidence alignment.

*The refresher training does not include a Calibration Assessment nor will an Evaluator report be provided.

65. The 21st Century Classroom: How Problem-Based Learning with Technology can Transform Student Learning in the Digital Age (EDU 661109)

Program: Utica

Location: Holland Patent Middle School (Holland Patent, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2017 to 8/30/2017

EDU 661109 SUNY Empire State College
This practical course is designed to enable K-12 educators to synthesize newly framed requirements for highly effective teaching (APPR), the 21st Century Skills, the Common Core Standards, existing research on best instructional practices, technology use and assessment into a high performing classroom that can transform their students learning and ready students for college and career success in a global, digital world. The course shows educators the practical how-to create innovative but easy to implement, standards-aligned project-based learning units that integrate intuitive digital tools into daily differentiated instruction. Participants will learn from doing in the same manner to be expected of students in a 21st Century Classroom. Participants will exit the course having designed three increasingly complex PBL with Technology units (PBL-T) and the ability to create additional PBL-T units for a single discipline or across disciplines. The aim of each standards-aligned unit is to increase student achievement simultaneous with the development of student's 21st Century skills beyond traditional gains from more conventional, factory model methods.

Two Required Texts: Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills, ISBN #9781934009741 & Participant Manual available as a download in Frontline.


Sponsored by the Holland Patent Teacher Center

66. Evaluator Refresher Training (INS 108A)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: NYSUT Headquarters (Latham, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2017

Evaluator Refresher Training (INS 108A):
This 6-hour training focuses on increasing familiarity with the NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric as well as improving the accuracy of evidence alignment.

*The refresher training does not include a Calibration Assessment nor will an Evaluator report be provided.

67. Proactive Strategies for All Students (UNY 678)

Program: Syracuse

Location: Syracuse NYSUT Regional Office (East Syracuse, NY) [map]

Dates: 8/26/2017 to 8/30/2017

UNY 678 Adelphi University
These strategies include what teachers can do in the classroom, administrators can do in the school building, and community members can do to support school personnel. It also provides opportunity for participants to create lessons geared to state learning standards, action plans to engage the entire learning community, and opportunities to talk to other educators through guided discussions. In addition to fifty strategies, participants will also gain insight to the latest research aligned with NCLB and state learning standards.

Approved by NYSED for Guidance Certification.



Required Text: Saving our Students, Saving our Schools, ISBN# 9781412957939.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

68. Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: The SEEKING System (EDU 661118)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Farmingdale High School (Farmingdale, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/9/2017 to 10/28/2017

EDU 661118 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.

Required Text:The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance, ISBN #9781416620488 to be purchased at your favorite bookstore & the Activating Participant Resource booklet and Activating Participant Assessments are a download in Frontline.


Sponsored by M-TRACT.

69. Successful Teaching for the Acceptance of Responsibility (STAR) (EDU 691)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Plainedge HS (North Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/10/2017 to 10/9/2017

EDU 691 The College of Saint Rose
This course assists educators in creating learning environments that model, invite, and teach responsible behavior. Participants practice strategies and techniques that foster self-awareness and responsibility and eliminate "learned helplessness" in students. Topics include: coping with irresponsible behaviors in respectful ways; preventing power struggles; avoiding "enabling behavior"; and encouraging students to assume responsibility for their school experience.

Two Required Texts: Teacher Talk: What it Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and the second available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

70. Online Session I - Adolescent Development Grades 7-12 (EDU 661117) Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661117 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course covers adolescent development as it relates to the 7-12 educational context. Topics that are covered include physical development, developmental learning theories, personal, social and emotional development, learner differences, social cognition, behaviorism, information processing, constructing and assessing understanding, and creating positive classroom learning environments. Written assignments will integrate theoretical and research-based concepts with classroom practice.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: Adolescence, 16th Edition, ISBN #9781259154669.

Tuition includes $20 tech. fee

71. Online Session I - Adolescent Literacy Grades 7-12 (EDU 661220) Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661220 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course is designed for classroom teachers in grades 7-12 as well as individuals interested in adolescent literacy. As the course progresses, students will take an in-depth look at what adolescent literacy looks like in the 21st century American classroom, including increased awareness of Common Core Standards as they apply to content area literacy instruction. The role literacy plays in how adolescents construct meaning of the world, and their place in it will forefront instruction, discussions, and assignments.

Literacy is no longer the sole responsibility of the reading and English teacher. Research has shown that elevating literacy levels enhances the learning and performance of learners in all of the content areas. It is difficult for students to succeed in any content area if they cannot read instructions, interpret word problems, write up the results of a lab report, or interpret visual texts. Strategies and motivational techniques that encourage native English speakers and students who are learning English as a New Language to develop and refine their proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing, both in school and in out of school settings, will be explored.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Required Text(s): I Read It, But I Don't Get It Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers, ISBN #9781571100894.
Differentiated Instruction Literacy Strategies Grades 7-12, ISBN #9781412996471
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

This course is pending approval from NYSED OTI. Should the course start without approval from NYSED OTI, we will not have the authority to say this will meet the requirement for Student Level-Adolescent Education Grades 7-12.
NYSUT ELT will honor a withdraw from this course up to the day before the course launches without penalty.

72. Online Session I - Applied Behavior Analysis (UNY 807) Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 807 Adelphi University
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course presents the seminal research on antisocial behavior and provides educators with effective strategies for managing antisocial behavior across a number of learning environments. The course takes the research to the next level for students who do not respond to basic prevention through effective classroom management. Applied Behavior Analysis will provide teachers and support staff with the information, tools, and skills they need to prevent a great deal of antisocial behavior and/or to manage much of this behavior when it arises.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

No required textbook or materials needed.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

73. Online Session I - Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood through Adolescence (EDUC 507) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 507 Mercy College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
Examination and analysis of effective literacy instruction for students at all levels. This course includes the exploration of appropriate techniques for diverse learners. Techniques for continued assessment in reading, remediation, and enrichment will also be discussed. Requires practical application of methods in classroom and field assignments such as observation records, tutoring, and diagnostic evaluation and analysis.

*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.


Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: Basic Reading Inventory Pre-Primer Thru Grade 12, ISBN# 9780757598524 & Teaching Reading in Today's Elementary Schools, ISBN# 9781111298128.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

74. Online Session I - Assessment for Student Learning (EDU 678) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 678 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
By exploring current research in assessment, this course enables educators to understand the connections among subject matter knowledge and assessment in the K-12 classroom as it aligns itself to current New York State and federal mandates assisting teachers to target the Learning Standards. Through this course, participants will investigate and examine contemporary assessment methods and strategies suggested by prominent experts in the field in an effort to develop different types of assessment tools; will be able to create teacher-made tests that target different ability levels including exceptional-need students; and will be able to design and apply rubrics in their curricula areas.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Textbooks:Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know, 7th ed., ISBN #9780132868600 & How to Assess Authentic Learning, 5th ed., ISBN #9781412962797

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

75. Online Session I - Beginning Reading Pre K-2 (UNY 717) Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 717 Adelphi University
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
Participants learn a variety of decoding activities in phonemic awareness, alphabetic principles, letter-sound correspondence, and phonics and word recognition. Model literacy centers where students can be independent and creative while reinforcing literacy skill building and content-area study skills are examined. Participants identify and incorporate instructional strategies and assessments into their teaching that improves student reading abilities.

Registration deadline is 9/6/2017 and course runs 10 weeks.

Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Teaching Reading in the 21st Century, ISBN #9780132092258

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

76. Online Session I - Building Mathematical Understanding Grades 3-5 (EDU 661116) Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661116 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course is intended to help those who teach mathematics in Grades 3-5 understand the mathematical content, how mathematical ideas develop, and how to implement successful teaching practices that make it more likely for students to grasp and be comfortable with mathematics. The course includes research findings on which the teaching of solid mathematics is based. It highlights teacher practices that researchers found to be associated with greater learning of mathematics and that teachers found to be relevant and vital for teaching mathematics in all grades K-12 with a focus on grades 3-5.

The course aligns the Ten Principles of Thinking Mathematics, the NYS P-12 Learning Standards for Mathematics, the Standards of Mathematical Practice and the National Research Council's Strands of Mathematical Proficiency, all vital frameworks for teaching mathematics. The research behind these principles is explained with models and explanations from within multiplicative structures and discusses the implications for teaching multiplication and division which is the essence of the work of Grades 3-5.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades 3-5 ISBN # 9781936764006 & the second is available as a download via Frontline.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

77. Online Session I - Building Positive Connections with Diverse Families and Communities (EDU 661101) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661101 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. Participants will have a collection of tools, resources and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 9/6/2017 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.



All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

78. Online Session I - Bullying: Preventing the Problem (EDU 661100) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661100 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
Developing strong and positive connections with families and communities is critical in our educational settings today. This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. This course has been designed to provide enough variety in the readings, activities, reflections, and discussions that each participant should find practical value in the diversity of perspectives.
The final project will be a portfolio of issues and activities that relate to a model of one's choice, combined with an action plan. By the end of the course participants will have a collection of tools, resources, and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: School Where Everyone Belongs, ISBN #9780878225842 & Touching Spirit Bear, ISBN #9780380805600. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

79. Online Session I - Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs (SED 661) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
SED 661 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course focuses on promoting student achievement and development in a collaborative learning community. Communication skills for effective teaching in an inclusive or special education setting are described, modeled and then practiced by course participants. Through the lens of cooperative learning, participants will focus on the following topics: curriculum development, planning and behavior management, instructional planning, and differentiating instruction. Improving students' social competence and the acquisition of functional living skills will be explored. In addition, participants will demonstrate effective collaboration among teachers and other professionals and discover ways to establish partnerships with families and community.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two required textbooks: Cooperative Learning: Integrating Theory and Practice, ISBN #9781412940481 & Cooperative Learning in the Classroom, Putting it into Practice, ISBN # 9781412923804.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

80. Online Session I - Creative Controversy (UNY 706) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 706 Adelphi University
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Learning Standards and to prepare students who are College and Career Ready in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.

Participants will learn how to structure academic controversies in their classroom using the Johnson's Five Step Process. This process uses academic controversy to teach students how to build content knowledge using informational texts to construct arguments based on close readings of increasingly complex texts, to shift perspectives on controversial issues, and to write reasoned reports that synthesize the best arguments from two points of view.

Participants will learn how to select and use structured intellectual controversies that will: increase student engagement, intellectual curiosity, motivation to learn, leadership, decision-making, communication, and conflict management skills. Participants will increase their understanding of how to use cooperative learning with their students to teach the social skills of participation, cooperation, and consensus.

Required Text: Creative Controversy:Intellectual Challenge in the Classroom.
Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

81. Online Session I - Curricular Assessment and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (EDUC 516M) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 516M Mercy College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course is designed to develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them implement meaningful instructional and behavioral strategies for effective learning by students with disabilities. Students develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of behavior. In addition, students learn to plan, implement and evaluate behavior management programs for individual students in a variety of learning environments.Students who have previously taken EDUC 654M Behavior Management are not eligible to receive graduate credit for EDUC 516M.
Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Two Required Text(s): Assessing Learners with Special Needs An Applied Approach 8th edition, ISBN #9780133846591 & Functional Assessment: Strategies to Prevent and Remediate Challenging Behavior in School Settings, 4th edition, ISBN #9780133570854. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.


IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT,
-they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

82. Online Session I - Cyberbullying: The New Age of Harrassment (UNY 809) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 809 Adelphi University
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
Advances in technology have radically reshaped the social landscape in which students find themselves. While there are many positive aspects of living in an increasingly wired world, cyberbullying has emerged as a growing concern for children, schools, families and society. Participants will understand what cyberbullying is, its impact upon teaching and learning, and be able to apply strategies and solutions to cyberbullying.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text:School Climate 2.0 ISBN #9781412997836

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

83. Online Session I - Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (EDU 661113) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teacher

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661113 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

84. Online Session I - Dimensions of Learning and Literacy (EDUC 648) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 648 Mercy College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
Perspective on the interdisciplinary views of how children learn, including students with special needs. Students will understand the cognitive (memory, perception, critical thinking), social (group uses of literacy, literacy as a cultural tool), and linguistic (language systems, language variation) interrelationships in the development of literacy.

*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

One Required Text: Lenses on Reading: An Introduction to Theories & Models, ISBN#9781462504701.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

85. Online Session I - Encouraging Student Responsibility & Discipline (EDU 671) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 671 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course examines the classroom environment encountered by most teachers today. Participants explore classroom management techniques and instructional strategies that address students' social and academic needs. Specific behavioral theories are analyzed in terms of their application in the classroom and their effectiveness in developing positive interpersonal skills in students. Practical approaches to behavior issues, violence in schools, attention deficit disorder, and inclusive classrooms are addressed in all course activities. Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Textbooks: What to do with a Kid Who... Self-Discipline and Responsibility, ISBN #9781412937016 & Comprehensive Classroom Management: Creating Communities of Support Problems, 10th ed., ISBN #9780132697088

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

86. Online Session I - Inclusion: Education for All K-12 (UNY 729) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 729 Adelphi University
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
Designed for both special education and general education teachers at all grade levels, this course introduces participants to the process of planning for an inclusive classroom. Participants learn:
(1) the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act,
(2) the collaborative process for designing and implementing curriculum and instruction for all inclusive classrooms,
(3) how to modify curriculum, instruction, and assessment across the content areas, and
(4) how to develop the social skills of students.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook:Including Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers ISBN #9780133564433

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.

87. Online Session I - Increasing Middle Level Math (EDC 686) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDC 686 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
The course promotes that curriculum is more than a collection of activities; it must be coherent, focused on problem solving, and articulated across grade levels. Students must connect new knowledge to prior knowledge as they actively build new knowledge from hands-on experiences. The course is well aligned with NCTM standards which promote that students must learn mathematics with understanding and teachers must help the students see the importance and relevance of mathematics in everyday life. The course is divided into four themes,

(1) Fundamentals of Mathematics;
(2) Solving problems through concepts and computations;
(3) Investigations and Process Skills;
(4) Algebra and Functions, and built upon several content strands of Number Sense, Fractions, Decimals, Ration and Proportions, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, 8th ed., ISBN #9780132612265

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

88. Online Session I - Instructional Planning, Strategic Teaching (EDU 661114) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661114 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course is designed to provide participants with instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students at all grade levels. Emphasis will be placed on misconceptions of academic failure; curriculum organization; effective instructional design; curriculum evaluation and instructional strategies that enhance and improve academic performance for all students. The following concepts serve as the basis for the design of curriculum and instruction: core concepts, essential questions, background knowledge, judicious review, strategic integration, cognitive strategies, and mediated scaffolding. Additional strategies and applications introduced in this course include rubrics, graphic organizers, LINCS vocabulary strategy, class wide peer tutoring, note-taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, reciprocal teaching, questioning, and the Socratic Seminar. The implications of brain research and the use of technology are also components of this course. Additionally, many of the practices examined correlate with the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics, the New York State Teaching Standards, and the shifts in Learning Standards implementation.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

89. Online Session I - Integrated Co-Teaching: Strategies Enhancing Student Achievement (EDU 661102) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661102 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course is designed for all K-12 educators who are or will be working with a co-teaching model. The course will investigate the pedagogical and practical facets of a co-teaching approach that provides academic instruction to a diverse community of learners (i.e., students within general education, special education, ESL and gifted programs) so that each student may find success.

It will cover topics such as: the background of inclusive teaching, legalities in New York State, a definition of co-teaching, a description of what co-teaching entails, investigation of issues and solutions of co-teaching, as well as, hands-on, practical co-teaching strategies.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Text(s): Purposeful Co-Teaching, ISBN #9781412964494 & A Guide to Co-Teaching: Practical Tips for Facilitating Student Learning, ISBN #9781452257785.
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

90. Online Session I - Learning Technology Across the English Language Arts Curriculum (EDUC 573) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 573 Mercy College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This is a hands-on course focusing on applications of learning technology to enhance the teaching and learning of English Language Arts as defined in the Learning Standards. Effective use of technology for teaching the literacy skills of listening, speaking,reading, and writing to native English speakers and students who are English language learners will be discussed. Criteria for evaluating software and a variety of approaches to integration of technology into the curriculum will be explored as it applies to the age/grade level and content area of the students' teaching certificates. The course will also examine techniques to enable students to collaborate with and support other staff in their schools to develop their own skill in of technology.

*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: Technology to Teach Literacy: A Resource for K-8 Teachers, ISBN# 9780131989757 & Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom, ISBN# 9781412981583.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

91. Online Session I - Literacy Instruction for Students with Special Needs (EDUC 561M) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 561M Mercy College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
Candidates will develop competencies enabling them to provide appropriate instruction for students experiencing difficulties in acquiring literacy skills. These include students receiving academic intervention services, and those in compensatory and special education programs.
*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text(s): Reading Problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies, 7th ed.; ISBN #9780132837804

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT,
-they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

92. Online Session I - Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom (EDU 661115) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661115 - SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
Teaching all children to read is a critical responsibility of our elementary teachers. In this course, participants will learn and share the knowledge and skills they will need to be highly effective elementary teachers of literacy. The course will integrate what we have known is good teaching of literacy in the past and will expand the teachers' skills needed to meet the NYS P-12 Learning Standards. The inclusion of diverse students with various needs requires teachers of today to team with other professionals to plan and create an instructional environment that teaches all students to read.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: All Children Read: Teaching for Literacy in Today's Diverse Classrooms, 4th edition, ISBN #9780133066821

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

93. Online Session I - Math Made Meaningful (EDC 663) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDC 663 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course is designed to help participants help children learn mathematical concepts and skills, including most important, problem solving skills. The course is divided into three parts. The first part provides learning theories as a base for understanding the foundations of mathematics curriculum and how children learn it. It also helps participants apply the learning theories to help children develop foundations of number sense and problem solving. The second part discusses teaching strategies for computational procedures in whole number, fractions and decimals. Third part focuses on investigation and process skills of mathematics including estimation, measurement, geometry and spatial skills.

Registration deadline is 9/7/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools: A Learner-Centered Approach,6th edition ISBN #9780133519211

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

94. Online Session I - Maximizing the Learning Environment for Increased Student Achievement and Growth (EDU 661111) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661111 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course addresses the fundamentals aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for education in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for many of the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluations rubrics.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text:All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

95. Online Session I - Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Disabilities from Birth Through Adolescence (EDU 503M) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 503M Mercy College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course examines curriculum and instruction from the perspective of Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Adolescent teachers of students with disabilities whose individual learning needs require teachers to go beyond typical models of general classroom instruction to give students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum and assessments. Teachers identify, examine, & practice a variety of effective teaching strategies for the education of students with disabilities. Teachers learn to differentiate an individualize instruction & engage in collegial collaboration. They examine learning processes, lesson & unit planning, motivation, & communication in order to stimulate and sustain student interest, involvement, & achievement. Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Required Text: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, 10th edition, ISBN #9780132626156 Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the 3 hour autism workshop.
IMPORTANT: Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:
-they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT
-they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.
*$20 tech fee

96. Online Session I - Middle Level Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (EDC 680) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDC 680 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
The course focuses on using brain-based instruction as the basis for powerful learning and processes for making data-driven instructional decisions and for designing curriculum to address the standards. In addition, emphasis is given to three critical instructional strategies: cooperative group instruction, a multiple intelligences approach and higher order thinking.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Text(s): Meet Me in the Middle, ISBN #9781571103284 & Teaching in the Middle School, 4th edition, ISBN #9780132487351. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

97. Online Session I - Middle Level Education: Foundations for the Middle Years (EDC 679) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDC 679 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course is an all encompassing course that addresses myriad concerns that emerge for early adolescents as they bridge the gap between elementary school and senior high school. Delineated in the course work are robust definitions about middle level education as a particular and unique aspect of k12 schooling. In describing who that middle level student is, characteristics are described, critical transformations are explained and generalizations emerge for the middle level educator.
In addition, attention is given to six critical attributes of the traditional middle school concept including: clustering students (houses or families), core teaching teams, blocks of time, advisor/advisee program, interdisciplinary curriculum, and a recent addition to the original elements, peer mediation. In closing, the course highlights the varied, yet critical roles of middle level advocates from teachers and parents to administrators and community leaders.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know, ISBN #9780325057552.
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

98. Online Session I - Multiple Intelligences: Theory & Practice (SED 672) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
SED 672 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course translates the research of Howard Gardner into practical, dynamic, and motivational teaching strategies. Participants learn how Gardner derived his theory, the definitions of the eight intelligences, and how these intelligences can be developed in students at all grade levels. The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, ISBN #9781575171180. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD).
Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the three-hour autism workshop.

99. Online Session I - Reading Across the Curriculum (EDU 661110) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 8 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 3, 2017)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

New
EDU 661110 SUNY Empire College
Course dates 9/11/17-11/3/17
The course provides research-based active reading comprehension strategies that participants can apply to their grade level or content area. By learning how to implement these metacognitive reading strategies, participants will be able to plan lessons more effectively.

Participants will also discover how to engage students, deepen their understanding of content, and prepare them for success beyond the classroom. Emphasis is on learning styles, types of text, notation systems, content-area reading, assessments, fluency, motivation, and grade-level vocabulary.

Required Text: But I'm Not a Reading Teacher: Strategies for Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas, ISBN# 9781596670495

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

100. Online Session I - Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas Grades K-12 (UNY 801) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 17, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 801 Adelphi University
Course dates 9/11/17-11/17/17
This course explores content area teachers' roles in student's literacy development. You will learn how to utilize research-based teaching strategies in content-area instruction. Strategies include word attack, before-reading, during-reading, after-reading, writing and research -- applied within the context of content area learning. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate technology into literacy tasks in your classroom, and explore how to assess reading and writing tasks within a balanced literacy-content area classroom.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, ISBN# 9780133066784 or E-Text Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, ISBN#9780133388411 Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

101. Online Session I - Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility (EDU 691) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 8 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 3, 2017)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

New
EDU 691 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 9/11/17-11/03/17
This online course helps experienced and beginning educators create a classroom environment in which responsible behavior is modeled, taught, and supported. Participants will explore the underlying causes of disruptive student behavior and learn specific classroom management strategies associated with four instructional approaches that empower students to be self-directed, responsible learners: helping students develop personal power, helping students use effective mental models, teaching students appropriate behaviors, and developing skills for positive student confrontation. As participants learn to mentor, model, coach, and facilitate responsible actions in their students' behalf, they likewise develop increasing responsibility and personal power in their own professional practice.

Registration deadline is 9/6/17 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Textbooks: Teacher Talk: What It Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and Teaching Discipline & Self-Respect, ISBN #9781412915489

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee