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1. H & S Seminar - Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior in Schools

Program: Rochester

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

Audience: Teacher's

Dates: 12/9/2019

Starting Soon
Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, suck as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. (3 hours)

2. H & S Seminar - Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior in Schools

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/10/2019

Starting Soon
Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, suck as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. (3 hours)

3. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Rochester

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/10/2019

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SRPs often work with students who are identified as having one of the categories. This seminar will provide participants with a general understanding of the thirteen disability categories and key concepts related to the education of students with disabilities. Participants will experience what it is like to have a disability and learn strategies for improving student learning and behavior. Health & Safety Seminar (3 hours)

4. Seminar - Inclusive Curriculum: Incorporating LGBTQ Topics into the Classroom

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/10/2019

Starting Soon
GLSEN Research found that LGBTQ students who attend schools with curriculum that is inclusive of LGBTQ people, history, and events have more accepting schools and better academic outcomes. Furthermore, inclusive curriculum can benefit all students by exposing them to more inclusive and accurate accounts of history and promoting respect. This seminar provides educators with GLSEN's resources and LGBTQ-inclusive lessons that can be integrated into their existing curriculum. The goal of the seminar is to better understand the benefits of inclusive curriculum for all students and to provide awareness of tools and resources that align with current mandates yet enrich instruction for all students. (2 hour)

5. SRP H & S Seminar - Trauma Awareness in Education: Supporting Resiliency and Preventing Conflict

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/10/2019

Starting Soon
Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way. (3 hours)

6. SRP H & S Seminar - Supports for Students with Autism

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/11/2019

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Ending the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. (3 hours)

7. SRP H & S Seminar - Trauma Awareness in Education: Supporting Resiliency and Preventing Conflict

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/11/2019

Starting Soon
Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way. (3 hours)

8. SRP H & S Seminar - Supports for Students with Autism

Program: Rochester

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/12/2019

Starting Soon
Ending the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. (3 hours)

9. H & S Seminar - Gang Awareness: Empowering Educators

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/18/2019

Societal pressures follow students into schools every day. This seminar focuses on the significant challenges that students confront in and outside of school, including the complex reasons students engage in harmful social relationships, specifically gang activity. As a result, students find it difficult to focus on academics when they have legitimate concerns about their safety. This program addresses how gang involvement impacts the community, academic achievement and the day to day running of schools. The learning environment is a crucial indicator of student success. This training empowers educators with proactive strategies to assist in engaging " at-risk" students in healthy and positive ways that leads to building strong relationships and student learning. (3 hours)

10. New Member Seminar - Understanding English Language Learners (ELLs)

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/18/2019

Understanding English Language Learners
What does it feel like when you don't understand the language around you? As a teacher, what can you do with students in your class who are learning English? How can you help them succeed? Today, there are more than five million English language learners (ELLs) in US schools representing more than 400 different language backgrounds. This seminar focuses on understanding the stages of verbal acquisition and identifying variables that influence the language acquisition process for ELLs. Strategies that have been shown to successfully engage ELLs are examined and instructional and assessment accommodations are demonstrated.

11. Professional Learning for Teacher Effectiveness (PLTE) (CURI 6564)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 12/21/2019 to 12/29/2019

CURI 6564 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on enhancing teacher effectiveness by exploring research-based theories and best practices that correlate to the New York State Teaching Standards. As participants delve into the elements and criteria delineated in The NYSUT Teacher Practice Rubric and The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, participants gain an understanding of what is expected of a professional in the classroom and essential for performance reviews. With a spotlight on teacher practice, participants experience the specific methods, strategies, and activities that ensure "Highly Effective" performance in all professional domains.

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 FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

12. New Member Seminar - Classroom Management

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/2/2020

Learn how to establish a framework for developing a personal system of classroom management that includes organizing the classroom to facilitate learning and enhancing the competence of all students. This seminar will model and investigate several conditions that are integral to an effectively managed classroom. (2 hours) Designated for New Teachers with 1-4 years of experience.

13. Active Learning in the Contemporary Classroom (CURI 6569)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook-Long Island (Centereach, NY) [map]

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2020 to 1/25/2020

CURI 6569 SUNY Empire State College
Do we need active learning in today's classroom? Active learning is a form of learning in which teaching strives to involve students in the learning process more directly than in other methods. Active learning is important in the contemporary classroom. It creates a high level of self-monitoring, checking for understanding, and the application of various strategies. In doing this it helps students distinguish and differentiate between important and unimportant information, analyze, compare and contrast and dig deeper for meaning. This course is designed to help educators determine if contemporary classrooms serve as a context for active learning. In this course, participants will explore various practical active learning strategies and will learn how to successfully implement them into the classroom. Some of these strategies will include Flipped Classroom, Collaborative Grouping, Interactive Games, Stations, Reciprocal Questioning and Flexible Seating and Space Design. These strategies involve students working together and individually. Participants will learn how to create the right design for engaging students. its.

Required Text: Teaching in the Fast Lane How to Create Active Learning Experiences, ISBN #978-1-4166-2338-0
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online https://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

A $30 site fee will be collected by the instructor at first class session.

14. Active Learning in the Contemporary Classroom (CURI 6569)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2020 to 2/8/2020

CURI 6569 SUNY Empire State College
Do we need active learning in today's classroom? Active learning is a form of learning in which teaching strives to involve students in the learning process more directly than in other methods. Active learning is important in the contemporary classroom. It creates a high level of self-monitoring, checking for understanding, and the application of various strategies. In doing this it helps students distinguish and differentiate between important and unimportant information, analyze, compare and contrast and dig deeper for meaning. This course is designed to help educators determine if contemporary classrooms serve as a context for active learning. In this course, participants will explore various practical active learning strategies and will learn how to successfully implement them into the classroom. Some of these strategies will include Flipped Classroom, Collaborative Grouping, Interactive Games, Stations, Reciprocal Questioning and Flexible Seating and Space Design. These strategies involve students working together and individually. Participants will learn how to create the right design for engaging students. its.

Required Text: Teaching in the Fast Lane How to Create Active Learning Experiences, ISBN #978-1-4166-2338-0
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online https://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf


Snow dates 2/12 & 2/29/2020 if needed.

15. Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future (CURI 6508)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2020 to 1/19/2020

CURI 6508 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661108

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 FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when enrolled in six (6) or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

16. Culturally Responsive Teaching with Diverse Learners (CURI 6514)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Howitt Middle School (Famingdale, NY) [map]

Dates: 1/4/2020 to 2/8/2020

CURI 6514 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661125

This course focuses on improving student outcomes by increasing teacher understanding of the impact of race, culture and language in the learning environment. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) is a research-based method designed to enhance student engagement by implementing strategies to develop stronger relationships, culturally-inclusive curriculum and instruction techniques and positive learning environments. Participants examine the elements of Culturally Responsive Teaching through personal reflection and development of culturally competent strategies to effectively differentiate instruction for students from linguistically, culturally and racially diverse backgrounds. Participants deepen knowledge of their own cultural background and the impact on instruction while implementing strategies to increase connections with students and improve learning outcomes through culturally-relevant curriculum and instruction.

Three Required Texts:
-How to Teach Students Who Dont Look Like You: Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies, ISBN #9781452257914
-Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning: Classroom practices for student success , ISBN #9781425806866
-Participant Booklet available as a download in Frontline.

Optional but not Required Text: Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, research and practice, ISBN #9780807750780

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when enrolled in six (6) or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

17. Mindfulness in Today's Classroom (CURI 6568)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2020 to 1/18/2020

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CURI 6568 SUNY Empire State College
In this course, participants will examine the causes of toxic classrooms and more importantly learn tools and strategies to address the stress in our schools. Mindfulness allows educators to discover their professional impact through five essential elements - Happiness, Engagement, Alliances, Risk and Thought (HEART). Through this exploration of the "heartprint" they leave on each child, teachers will be able to explore how their personal and professional qualities impact the students in their room. The author to the course text, Dr. Timothy Kanold indicates, "HEART provides a road map for the path of an educational professional: Professionals are emotionally more positive and thus Happier, are generally more Engaged in their work, seek Alliances as part of happier collaborative communities, are more willing to take focused Risks, and exhibit a Thought and wisdom practice that results in increased student learning."

Two Required Texts: HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader, ISBN #978-1-943874-43-9 & Mindfulness for Teachers Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom, ISBN #978-0393708073

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.


Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

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

18. Making Thinking Visible in the Classroom (CURI 6562)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Patchogue Medford High School (Medford, NY) [map]

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/10/2020

CURI 6562 SUNY Empire State College
This course is an introduction to the theories proposed from the program called Project Zero at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. It is an introduction to the eight cultural forces that are found in educational settings. Specifically focusing on one cultural force which is making a student's thinking visible in the classroom. Participants will learn about thinking involved in understanding and how students think. Specific focus will be on Howard Gardner's "Multiple Intelligence Theory" and the eight intelligences. Participants will also explore how to make thinking visible in a classroom environment. This course will focus on twenty-two different thinking routines. The instructor will demonstrate each thinking routine by first teaching the philosophy of the routine and then how it can apply to all areas of the curriculum. The instructor will teach the setup of the routine and then complete examples of the routine with the participants. The participants will then be encouraged to discuss the benefits of the routine in their classrooms, which curriculum it can be used in, and how the routine creates visible thinking.

Required Text:Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6 & Participant booklet available as a download in Frontline.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

19. Seminar - Mindfulness in the Classroom

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/6/2020

Participants will explore the definition of mindfulness and how it relates to whole child instruction in the classroom. Scenarios and strategies will be used to introduce techniques that will address trauma and other factors that may lead to stress felt by today's students and/or educators. The seminar's interactive activities will model how these techniques can be implemented in a teacher's practice. The content will be mindful of the diverse learners and backgrounds present in a classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to prepare next steps needed to integrate mindfulness into their daily routines. (3 hours)

20. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Utica

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2020

What can you do when you have students who disrupt the learning your classroom? This seminar will discuss the many strategies to enhance personal effectiveness with disruptive students and get students learning back on track. (3 hours)

21. SRP Seminar - Proactively Confronting Trauma in the Classroom and Other Learning Spaces

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/7/2020

Students are affected by their experiences and impacted by the situations and events that they witness. Exposure to trauma and traumatic events often create social, emotional and behavioral problems that can hinder academic progress.

This seminar will provide School-Related Professionals (SRPs) with an understanding of how trauma affects students and offer an opportunity to develop strategies to support and promote school wide success. (3 hours)

22. SRP Seminar - What Every SRP Should Know About The Dignity Act

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/7/2020

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 two hour overview examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to the Dignity Act. The seminar will focus on specific aspects of the Dignity Act that are important for School-Related Professionals to know. (3 hours)

* This training does not fulfill 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.

23. New Member Seminar - Classroom Management

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2020

Learn how to establish a framework for developing a personal system of classroom management that includes organizing the classroom to facilitate learning and enhancing the competence of all students. This seminar will model and investigate several conditions that are integral to an effectively managed classroom. (2 hours) Designated for New Teachers with 1-4 years of experience.

24. Seminar - Inclusive Curriculum: Incorporating LGBTQ Topics into the Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2020

GLSEN Research found that LGBTQ students who attend schools with curriculum that is inclusive of LGBTQ people, history, and events have more accepting schools and better academic outcomes. Furthermore, inclusive curriculum can benefit all students by exposing them to more inclusive and accurate accounts of history and promoting respect. This seminar provides educators with GLSEN's resources and LGBTQ-inclusive lessons that can be integrated into their existing curriculum. The goal of the seminar is to better understand the benefits of inclusive curriculum for all students and to provide awareness of tools and resources that align with current mandates yet enrich instruction for all students. (2 hour)

25. SRP Seminar - SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/8/2020

This seminar will explore the relationships between administrators, educators, students, and para-professionals. The seminar will focus on the crucial skills needed to create a safe, welcoming learning environment and will highlight the impact para-professionals have in establishing the learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they are returned home at the end of the day. (3 hours)

26. SRP Seminar - Supporting and Sustaining the Social Emotional Needs of English Learners who Experience Trauma

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/8/2020

Offered through the Nassau Professional Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. (3 hours)

27. Active Learning in the Contemporary Classroom (CURI 6569)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: William Floyd High School (Mastic Beach, NY) [map]

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2020 to 2/9/2020

CURI 6569 SUNY Empire State College
Do we need active learning in today's classroom? Active learning is a form of learning in which teaching strives to involve students in the learning process more directly than in other methods. Active learning is important in the contemporary classroom. It creates a high level of self-monitoring, checking for understanding, and the application of various strategies. In doing this it helps students distinguish and differentiate between important and unimportant information, analyze, compare and contrast and dig deeper for meaning. This course is designed to help educators determine if contemporary classrooms serve as a context for active learning. In this course, participants will explore various practical active learning strategies and will learn how to successfully implement them into the classroom. Some of these strategies will include Flipped Classroom, Collaborative Grouping, Interactive Games, Stations, Reciprocal Questioning and Flexible Seating and Space Design. These strategies involve students working together and individually. Participants will learn how to create the right design for engaging students. its.

Required Text: Teaching in the Fast Lane How to Create Active Learning Experiences, ISBN #978-1-4166-2338-0
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online https://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

28. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers & SRPs

Dates: 1/9/2020

What can you do when you have students who disrupt the learning your classroom? This seminar will discuss the many strategies to enhance personal effectiveness with disruptive students and get students learning back on track. (3 hours)

29. Seminar - Crafting a Learning Community for Classroom Discussions

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2020

Effective and powerful classroom discussions do not just occur; they require a learning community that fosters their development. The use of different types of norms, selected scaffolds, and knowledge of the stages and continuum of classroom discussion are explored. (3 hours)

30. 8 Cultural Forces to Transform Our Schools (UNY 731)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2020 to 1/26/2020

UNY 731 Adelphi University
In this course teachers will learn how to create "cultures of thinking": places where a group's collective as well as individual thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted every day. They will learn the eight cultural forces that educators must master to transform our schools from the old standard of education to the new model requiring global thinkers, problem solvers, and independent learners. The teachers will learn the eight forces of language, time environment, opportunities, routines, modeling, interactions, and expectations. They will learn the latest research behind each cultural force, techniques to utilize the force in an educational setting, and strategies to change their classroom and school environments. They will also learn and develop the three core ideas based on the cultures: schools must be about developing students' thinking dispositions, the need to make students' thinking visible, and the crucial role of classroom culture in supporting and shaping learning. The course will also contain strategies to move toward transformation in teacher's schools and classroom. They will explore how to collaborate in a positive way with peers, how to build a vision across a school district and how to create opportunities for this transformation.

Required Text: Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces, ISBN #978-1118974605

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2020 to 1/19/2020

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.

32. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (CURI 6516)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2020 to 1/20/2020

CURI 6516 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661113)
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.


Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

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

33. Differentiated Instruction in Todays Schools (CURI 6517)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2020 to 2/8/2020

CURI 6517 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661128)
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 FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

Sponsored by Oceanside Teachers Center

34. Mindfulness in Today's Classroom (CURI 6568)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2020 to 1/26/2020

CURI 6568 SUNY Empire State College
In this course, participants will examine the causes of toxic classrooms and more importantly learn tools and strategies to address the stress in our schools. Mindfulness allows educators to discover their professional impact through five essential elements - Happiness, Engagement, Alliances, Risk and Thought (HEART). Through this exploration of the "heartprint" they leave on each child, teachers will be able to explore how their personal and professional qualities impact the students in their room. The author to the course text, Dr. Timothy Kanold indicates, "HEART provides a road map for the path of an educational professional: Professionals are emotionally more positive and thus Happier, are generally more Engaged in their work, seek Alliances as part of happier collaborative communities, are more willing to take focused Risks, and exhibit a Thought and wisdom practice that results in increased student learning."

Two Required Texts: HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader, ISBN #978-1-943874-43-9 & Mindfulness for Teachers Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom, ISBN #978-0393708073

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.


Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

35. Active Learning in the Contemporary Classroom (CURI 6569)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Massapequa High School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2020 to 2/29/2020

CURI 6569 SUNY Empire State College
Do we need active learning in today's classroom? Active learning is a form of learning in which teaching strives to involve students in the learning process more directly than in other methods. Active learning is important in the contemporary classroom. It creates a high level of self-monitoring, checking for understanding, and the application of various strategies. In doing this it helps students distinguish and differentiate between important and unimportant information, analyze, compare and contrast and dig deeper for meaning. This course is designed to help educators determine if contemporary classrooms serve as a context for active learning. In this course, participants will explore various practical active learning strategies and will learn how to successfully implement them into the classroom. Some of these strategies will include Flipped Classroom, Collaborative Grouping, Interactive Games, Stations, Reciprocal Questioning and Flexible Seating and Space Design. These strategies involve students working together and individually. Participants will learn how to create the right design for engaging students. its.

Required Text: Teaching in the Fast Lane How to Create Active Learning Experiences, ISBN #978-1-4166-2338-0
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online https://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

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

36. Seminar - Growth Mindset, Growing Minds To Achieve Success

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/13/2020

Wait List
Ina a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work-brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities. ~Dr. Dweck

Motivating students to have a growth mindset is crucial in developing active, confident learners. This seminar explores how to develop an environment that encourages a growth mindset, discusses growth vs. fixed mindset and engages participants on how to sustain mindset changes in the classroom. (3 hours)

37. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers & SRPs

Dates: 1/14/2020

What can you do when you have students who disrupt the learning your classroom? This seminar will discuss the many strategies to enhance personal effectiveness with disruptive students and get students learning back on track. (3 hours)

38. SRP H & S Seminar - Supports for Students with Autism

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/14/2020

Ending the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. (3 hours)

39. SRP Seminar - Standing Up To Workplace Bullying

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/14/2020

Workplace bullying is pervasive in the United States and is especially so in school settings, where employees report being bullied at nearly three times the national average. Bullying behavior may take many forms, including threats and even physical violence, and has a devastating effect on worker well-being and quality of life. In this seminar, participants will learn how to recognize bullying behavior in the school workplace setting and practice strategies to stop and prevent it. Also Covered will be a range of individual, union and institutional strategies for addressing the problem. (3 hours)

40. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers & SRPs

Dates: 1/15/2020

What can you do when you have students who disrupt the learning your classroom? This seminar will discuss the many strategies to enhance personal effectiveness with disruptive students and get students learning back on track. (3 hours)

41. SRP H & S Seminar - Supports for Students with Autism

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/15/2020

Ending the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. (3 hours)

42. SRP Seminar - The Art & Craft of Motivation

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/15/2020

This seminar will highlight research on the motivation of students and analyze how to connect with learners so their individual strengths are realized and encouraged. learning how to guide our students through challenges they face by supporting and opening up new horizons for them to explore, will lead to increased motivation. SRPs strive to have students find relevance in what they are learning and become more independent, self-directed and collaborative as they grow academically and emotionally. (3 hours)

43. Mindfulness in Today's Classroom (CURI 6568)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Plainedge Middle School (Bethpage, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/16/2020 to 4/30/2020

CURI 6568 SUNY Empire State College
In this course, participants will examine the causes of toxic classrooms and more importantly learn tools and strategies to address the stress in our schools. Mindfulness allows educators to discover their professional impact through five essential elements - Happiness, Engagement, Alliances, Risk and Thought (HEART). Through this exploration of the "heartprint" they leave on each child, teachers will be able to explore how their personal and professional qualities impact the students in their room. The author to the course text, Dr. Timothy Kanold indicates, "HEART provides a road map for the path of an educational professional: Professionals are emotionally more positive and thus Happier, are generally more Engaged in their work, seek Alliances as part of happier collaborative communities, are more willing to take focused Risks, and exhibit a Thought and wisdom practice that results in increased student learning."

Two Required Texts: HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader, ISBN #978-1-943874-43-9 & Mindfulness for Teachers Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom, ISBN #978-0393708073

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.


Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

$30 site fee to be collected at first class session.(checks payable to Plainedge Public Schools)

44. H & S Seminar - Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior in Schools

Program: Southern Tier

Location: Catskill Regional Teacher Center SUNY Oneonta (Oneonta, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/16/2020

Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, suck as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. (3 hours)

45. Seminar - Working Safely in Schools: Preventing Illness and Injuries when Toileting Students

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/16/2020

Offered through the Nassau Professional Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Participants in this training program will review requirements for protecting employees against exposure to blood and other body fluids. They will also engage in activities to introduce information about the hazards of injury from toileting children and the best methods to prevent those injuries. Participants will also formulate desired policy or contract proposal language that addresses the issues and hazards related to toileting students. (3 hours)

46. 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: 1/19/2020 to 2/2/2020

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.

47. Applied Behavior Analysis (UNY 807)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/21/2020 to 2/4/2020

UNY 807 Adelphi University
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.

Required Text: Available as a download via Frontline.

48. SRP Seminar - SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/21/2020

This seminar will explore the relationships between administrators, educators, students, and para-professionals. The seminar will focus on the crucial skills needed to create a safe, welcoming learning environment and will highlight the impact para-professionals have in establishing the learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they are returned home at the end of the day. (3 hours)

49. SRP Seminar - We Are All Intelligent: We Just Learn Differently

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/21/2020

This seminar is based upon Howard Gardner's "Theory of Multiple Intelligences." Participants will examine facts and myths about intelligence; understand the characteristics of each of Gardner's eight intelligences; and identify and create multiple strategies for use in the classroom as well as other work settings. (3 hours)

50. Seminar - Co-teaching: Building the Partnership

Program: Utica

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2020

What important things do co-teachers need to know prior to stepping in front of students together? Participants of this seminar will experience and embed strategies to develop a positive co-teaching partnership, learn how to apply the co-teaching models for various classroom environments, and gain planning strategies to ensure the learning of all students at high levels.

Please bring a laptop or device, headphones and upcoming lessons/unit plans to the session. It is highly recommended that ENL and content teachers take this seminar with their co-teaching partner. (3 Hour)

51. Seminar - Guiding Struggling Readers

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2020

Becoming a competent reader and writer is essential for student success. The Balanced Literacy Approach begins with reading aloud and continues until students have developed the strategies to become independent readers. Along the way, those students who are struggling with reading must be guided. This seminar will identify the behaviors of struggling readers and suggest strategies needed to assist students in comprehending narrative and expository text. This program will discuss strategies to improve student literacy. Finally, how they can be implemented in classroom instruction to help struggling readers self-monitor their reading. (3 hours)

52. H & S Seminar - Trauma Awareness in Education: Supporting Resiliency and Preventing Conflict

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers & SRP's

Dates: 1/23/2020

Offered through the Nassau Professional Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way. (3 hours)

53. Seminar - Planning for the Success of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/23/2020

This seminar provides the opportunity to examine research-based strategies and approaches that assist ELLs in meeting rigorous grade-level standards through a step-by-step breakdown of the lesson planning process that includes scaffolded language and content objectives. Participants will experience a variety of motivating and engaging instructional strategies that can be strategically applied to lesson plans as a way to increase academic language production and content comprehension for ELLs. (3 Hours)

54. 8 Cultural Forces to Transform Our Schools (CURI 6570)

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 3/5/2020

CURI 6570 SUNY Empire State College
In this course teachers will learn how to create "cultures of thinking": places where a group's collective as well as individual thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted every day. They will learn the eight cultural forces that educators must master to transform our schools from the old standard of education to the new model requiring global thinkers, problem solvers, and independent learners. The teachers will learn the eight forces of language, time environment, opportunities, routines, modeling, interactions, and expectations. They will learn the latest research behind each cultural force, techniques to utilize the force in an educational setting, and strategies to change their classroom and school environments. They will also learn and develop the three core ideas based on the cultures: schools must be about developing students' thinking dispositions, the need to make students' thinking visible, and the crucial role of classroom culture in supporting and shaping learning. The course will also contain strategies to move toward transformation in teacher's schools and classroom. They will explore how to collaborate in a positive way with peers, how to build a vision across a school district and how to create opportunities for this transformation.

Required Text: Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces, ISBN #978-1118974605

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.


Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online https://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

55. Enhancing Literacy for All Students (UNY 802)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Bowling Green Elementary School (Westbury, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 3/4/2020

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, 8th edition, ISBN #978-0132484824

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYSED for Literacy Certification

56. H & S Seminar - Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior in Schools

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/29/2020

Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, such as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. (3 hours)

57. H & S Seminar - Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior in Schools

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/29/2020

Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, such as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. (3 hours)

58. Seminar - Working with Economically Disadvantaged Students

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/29/2020

Wait List
This seminar provides an overview of how to engage students dealing with poverty. Strategies are embedded in the seminar to assist educators in the classroom. The training will encourage participants to participate in authentic conversations and activities that will assist in understanding how to effectively work with students living in poverty. (3 hours)

59. SRP Seminar - Cognitive Strategies and Engagement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/29/2020

The ultimate learning environment is rich in engagement. When the learner is engaged they are fully immersed in the learning. This seminar delves into multiple strategies for educators to create that rich learning environment and motivate our 21st century students. With cognitive engagement the students do all the hard work of learning while the teacher is truly a facilitator. (3 hour)

60. SRP Seminar - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/30/2020

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Participants will be able to understand the NYS regulations for identifying and providing services to English language learners (ELLs), examine cultural factors that affect instruction for ELLs, and explore strategies for making academic content accessible to ELLs. (3 hours)

61. Active Learning in the Contemporary Classroom (CURI 6569)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/1/2020 to 2/15/2020

CURI 6569 SUNY Empire State College
Do we need active learning in today's classroom? Active learning is a form of learning in which teaching strives to involve students in the learning process more directly than in other methods. Active learning is important in the contemporary classroom. It creates a high level of self-monitoring, checking for understanding, and the application of various strategies. In doing this it helps students distinguish and differentiate between important and unimportant information, analyze, compare and contrast and dig deeper for meaning. This course is designed to help educators determine if contemporary classrooms serve as a context for active learning. In this course, participants will explore various practical active learning strategies and will learn how to successfully implement them into the classroom. Some of these strategies will include Flipped Classroom, Collaborative Grouping, Interactive Games, Stations, Reciprocal Questioning and Flexible Seating and Space Design. These strategies involve students working together and individually. Participants will learn how to create the right design for engaging students. its.

Required Text: Teaching in the Fast Lane How to Create Active Learning Experiences, ISBN #978-1-4166-2338-0
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online https://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

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

62. Enhancing Literacy for All Students (UNY 802)

Program: Utica

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/1/2020 to 2/29/2020

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, 8th edition, ISBN #978-0132484824

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYSED for Literacy Certification

63. Social Emotional Learning: A New Approach (CURI 6526)

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 2/1/2020 to 2/29/2020

CURI 6526 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661119
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.

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

64. New Member Seminar - Effective Discipline Strategies

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers with 5 years or less experience in the classroom

Dates: 2/4/2020

This seminar takes a comprehensive look at student-centered discipline and a plan of action for teachers who wish to establish a positive classroom learning environment. Teachers learn how to set expectations and design strategies to prevent discipline problems from occurring. (2 hours) Designated for New Teachers.

65. Seminar - Language Acquisition and Learning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/4/2020

How does language development affect learning? Through exposure to research literature and information on language acquisition theory, you will gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of language and learning. Educators will be guided to reflect on how language development affects instruction and learning in their own classrooms. (3 Hour)

66. SRP H & S Seminar - Trauma Awareness in Education: Supporting Resiliency and Preventing Conflict

Program: Southern Tier

Location: Catskill Regional Teacher Center SUNY Oneonta (Oneonta, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/4/2020

Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way. (3 hours)

67. SRP Seminar - Increasing Family Engagement to Promote the Achievement of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/4/2020

What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners while taking into consideration the four stages of immigrant parent involvement. (3 hours)

68. Seminar - Instructional Supports for English Language Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2020

English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student population in schools, and they must be considered when NYS ELA/Literacy and Math Standards are being implemented. Geared for general education teachers, this seminar will help participants design effective content-area instruction while they explore research-based strategies, instructional guidelines and resources for helping ELLs succeed.

69. SRP Seminar - Managing Student Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/5/2020

This seminar provides effective strategies for communicating expectations to students, creating an environment in which appropriate behaviors are more likely to occur, and helping students learn to make appropriate choices. (3 hours)

70. H & S Seminar - Gang Awareness: Empowering Educators

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/6/2020

Societal pressures follow students into schools every day. This seminar focuses on the significant challenges that students confront in and outside of school, including the complex reasons students engage in harmful social relationships, specifically gang activity. As a result, students find it difficult to focus on academics when they have legitimate concerns about their safety. This program addresses how gang involvement impacts the community, academic achievement and the day to day running of schools. The learning environment is a crucial indicator of student success. This training empowers educators with proactive strategies to assist in engaging " at-risk" students in healthy and positive ways that leads to building strong relationships and student learning. (3 hours)

71. New Member Seminar - Effective Discipline Strategies

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers with 5 years or less experience in the classroom

Dates: 2/6/2020

This seminar takes a comprehensive look at student-centered discipline and a plan of action for teachers who wish to establish a positive classroom learning environment. Teachers learn how to set expectations and design strategies to prevent discipline problems from occurring. (2 hours) Designated for New Teachers.

72. Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: The SEEKING System (CURI 6500)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 2/8/2020 to 2/17/2020

CURI 6500 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661118)
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

Be mindful that New York State requires ALL students enrolled in a SUNY school to show proof of their MMR Immunization and Meningitis Vaccination when they have enrolled in a total of six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

The form is also available online http://www.esc.edu/media/shared-assets/forms/F-314B-Immunization-Form.pdf

73. Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age (CURI 6513)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/8/2020 to 2/22/2020

CURI 6513 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661126
This course focuses on developing critical and creative thinkers who can operate in and competently address the issues and challenges of a global age. It focuses on the practice of critical and creative thinking through the use of thinking routines and promotes student engagement, understanding, and independence by making thinking visible. Participants examine the standards and dispositions of critical and creative thinkers, as they explore precise and emotive language, effective communication, inferential reasoning, logical fallacies, thinking from multiple perspectives, creative problem solving, and media literacy. Based in the context of global issues and challenges, the course models over 21 critical and creative thinking routines for the classroom that make thinking visible, foster collaboration and communication, and enhance engagement and understanding in a culture of thinking.

Two Required Texts: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6 and a Participant Booklet available as an electronic download in Frontline.

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

74. Online Session I - Adolescent Development Grades 7-12 (CURI 6501) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

CURI 6501 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661117)
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: Adolescence, 17th Edition, ISBN #9781260137064.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

75. Online Session I - Adolescent Literacy Grades 7-12 (CURI 6502) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

CURI 6502 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661220)
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

76. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 807 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

No required textbook or materials needed.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

77. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 507 Mercy College
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

78. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 678 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

79. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 717 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks.

Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Teaching Reading in the 21st Century Motivating All Learners, ISBN #9780135196755

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

80. Online Session I - Behavioral Management and Intervention (SPED 6045) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

SPED 6045 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
This course is designed to help pre-service and in-service teachers identify, record, evaluate, and intervene with students who are displaying behavioral difficulties in the classroom. The course teaches universal and targeted behavior management assessments, techniques, and interventions for special educators within school-wide, classroom, and individual settings. This course focuses on both low and high-incidence emotional and behavioral problems encountered in general and special education environments. Specific emphasis will be on understanding the characteristics and interventions that work with the most challenging students, and assessment and intervention techniques for students with intensive behavioral needs will be emphasized. Intervention techniques will include functional behavior assessment, positive behavior support, crisis management, and applied behavior analysis. Students will learn how to develop classroom and individual behavior management plans.

Registration deadline is 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.



Required Textbook: Behavior Management: Positive Applications for Teachers, 7th edition, ISBN-13: 9780134019086

81. Online Session I - Building Mathematical Understanding Grades 3-5 (CURI 6504) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

CURI 6504 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661116)
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

82. Online Session I - Building Positive Connections with Diverse Families and Communities (CURI 6505) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

CURI 6505 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661101)
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.



All materials on Moodle platform-no textbook required.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

83. Online Session I - Bullying: Preventing the Problem (CURI 6506) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

CURI 6506 EDU 661100 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661100)
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
According to the Centers for Disease Control, schools have a responsibility to prevent aggressive behaviors and an obligation to provide an environment that promotes children's health and safety. However, although anti-bullying education efforts have increased exponentially over the years, recent statistics show that the prevalence of bullying is not declining. This course provides teachers, counselors, administrators and staff with cutting edge developmental and applied research to effectively address bullying in the school context.

Registration deadline is 2/5/20 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.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

84. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

SED 661 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

85. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 706 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

86. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
EDUC 516M Mercy College - This course is designed to develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them implement meaningful instructional & behavioral strategies for effective learning by students with disabilities. Students develop the professional skills necessary for the observation & assessment of behavior. Students will learn to plan, implement & evaluate behavior management programs for individual students in a variety of learning environments.Students who have taken EDUC 654M Behavior Management are not eligible to receive graduate credit for EDUC 516M.

Registration deadline is 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review & 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.

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.

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.
**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

87. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 809 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

88. Online Session I - Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (CURI 6516) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teacher

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

CURI 6516 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661113)
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

89. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 648 Mercy College
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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#9780162530649

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

90. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 671 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

91. Online Session I - Exceptionalities: Individualizing Learning (EDUC 6015) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 6015 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Textbooks: Methods for Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners, ISBN-13: 978-0131720237 or ISBN-10:0131720236 and Exceptional Lives:Special Education in Today's Schools ISBN-13:978-0-13-375407-0 or ISBN-10: 0-13-375407-3

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

92. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 729 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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.



**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

93. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 686 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

94. Online Session I - Instructional Planning, Strategic Teaching (CURI 6519) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

CURI 6519 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661114)
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

All materials on Moodle platform-no textbook required.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

95. Online Session I - Integrated Co-Teaching: Strategies Enhancing Student Achievement (CURI 6520) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

CURI 6520 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661102)
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

96. Online Session I - Introduction to Early Childhood Education (EDUC 513M) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 513M Mercy College
Course dates 2/10/2020-4/17/2020
Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Foundations, Methods, and Materials
The course presents a historical overview of the foundations in early childhood education. Students will study and review the process of social, emotional cognitive, linguistic, physical and aesthetic growth and development in young children, birth through grade two. The significance and effectiveness of past and present trends regarding the different types of early childhood programs will be discussed. Attention will also focus on the importance of play in the life of the child; language literacy and communication; developmentally appropriate lessons and activities; creating learning environments conducive to learning; study of model programs, concept building, curriculum design, assessment strategies, classroom management, and parent involvement.

Registration deadline is 2/6/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbooks: Early Childhood Education: Learning Together ISBN #978-0073378480 & Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs
ISBN #978-1928896647

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

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.

97. Online Session I - Introduction to History of Special Education Law (SPED 6005) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

SPED 6005 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the history of education law and the history of education of students with disabilities, advocacy, and disability laws from the mid-20th century. Students will be introduced to the role and responsibilities of the special education teacher in their legal obligation to the exceptional student, parents, and school. Particular emphasis will be placed on federal and New York State Education Department Law- Part 200 mandates and current special education laws and core issues that developed from the disability movement: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA (PL 94-142), No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Individualized Education Programs (IEP), Parental Rights and Procedural Safeguards, Due Process, introduction to initiatives such as PBIS, FBA and RTI, and future litigation as it comes into effect. 3 graduate credits.

Registration deadline is 2/5/20 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: Special Education Law. 5th ed., ISBN#978-1-4522-4109-8 and Case Studies in Special Education Law: No Child Left Behind Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, ISBN #978-013-2186-285.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

98. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 573 Mercy College
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

99. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 561M Mercy College
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

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.

100. Online Session I - Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom (CURI 6521) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

CURI 6521 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661115)
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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,ISBN#9780134894652

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

101. 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 Apr 17, 2020)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 663 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/10/20-4/17/20
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 2/5/20 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

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable