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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 11/2/2017

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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



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

2. SRP Seminar - Bully, Bullied or Bystander

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 10/17/2017

Starting Today
Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Bullying has been around since schools were established. Bullying affects everyone in a school and has been blamed for poor self-esteem, suicide, and school shootings. This seminar is designed to help school-related professionals understand what bullying is and how it impacts the lives of every member of a school community. Through discussion, hands-on learning and reflection, we will cover the types of bullying and strategies to decrease or eliminate bullying. (3 hours) **This seminar does not fulfill the Dignity Act (DASA) mandate.

3. New Member Seminar - Discipline Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

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

Dates: 10/18/2017

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Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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)

4. Behavioral, Academic, and Social Interventions for the Classroom (BASIC) (UNY 707)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: East Islip High School (Islip Terrace, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/21/2017 to 12/2/2017

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UNY 707 Adelphi University
This course has vital information, brand new activities, and takes a thorough look at research-based interventions in the behavioral, academic, and social areas of student performance. Through a multi-tiered response to intervention model, educators implement a solution-seeking cycle for gathering information, identifying issues, and planning and assessing early and effective interventions. The course focuses on the teacher as the primary interventionist and includes universal and targeted classroom interventions that promote student resiliency and encourage students to reach for success.

Two Required Texts: You Can Handle Them All, ISBN #9780914607045 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

5. SRP Seminar - 5 Tips to Diffuse Difficult Behaviors in Today's Schools

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 10/23/2017

Starting Soon
Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Educators are often confronted with challenging disruptive and sometimes violent behaviors from students. These challenges can create a negative school culture that impacts teaching, student achievement as well as morale amongst students and staff. This seminar will provide opportunities for school staff to learn and practice evidence-based, proven-effective strategies to work with challenging behaviors in positive, proactive ways. (3 hours)

6. Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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 (ASDs), including Asperger's Disorder. Attention will be given to how these disorders manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within education settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorder and covers evidence-based proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in school. This seminar fulfills the state requirements for the three-hour Autism Training in the Needs of Children with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. (3 hours)

7. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (EDU 661128)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Levittown Memorial Education Center (Levittown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/26/2017 to 12/7/2017

EDU 661128 SUNY Empire State College
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.

Course sponsored by Levittown Teacher Center.

8. New Member Seminar - Classroom Management

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/26/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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)

9. New Member SRP Seminar - The IEP: Supporting Student Instruction

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 10/26/2017

Being a school-related professional today requires many skills to become an integral part of school-wide success. In this seminar participants will become familiar with the special education process, terms/concepts, and learn what is in an IEP and how it impacts an SRP's role in supporting student instruction. (2 hours)

10. Designing Motivation for All Learners (EDU 661127)

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/28/2017 to 12/2/2017

EDU 661127 SUNY Empire College
This course provides educators with a framework for creating motivating classroom experiences for all learners. Participants will examine the complex nature of learner motivation and the way in which it relies on both external, teacher-dependent factors and internal, student-dependent factors.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

11. Instructional Planning, Strategic Teaching (EDU 661114)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/28/2017 to 11/18/2017

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

12. Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age (EDU 661126)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 12/2/2017

EDU 661126 SUNY Empire State College
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 the Eastchester Teacher Institute of Lower Westchester and they collect a $50 site fee. Location change! This course will now be held at the Yorktown BOCES.

13. Culturally Responsive Teaching with Diverse Learners (EDU 661125)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Levittown Memorial Education Center (Levittown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 12/4/2017

EDU 661125 SUNY Empire State College
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

Sponsored by Levittown Teacher Center.

14. Seminar - Teaching Students to Ask Questions

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2017

Students who initiate questioning in the classroom engage in higher-order thinking and advance their understanding of the content, demonstrating self-motivation. Participants will be introduced to, and work closely with, a protocol proven to encourage active classroom involvement and the development of questioning skills in students. (3 hours)

15. SRP Seminar - Poverty and its Effect on Learning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/2/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar explores the effects of poverty and other socioeconomic issues, on student learning. Focus will be centered on six types of poverty: generational, situational, absolute, relative, urban and rural. The training will engage participants in various activities that will assist them in understanding how to effectively work with students from low socioeconomic status. During the program participants will discuss and examine how poverty affects learning, the importance of building relationships, connecting with the community, and creating a classroom environment that promotes learning through research-based practices. (3 hours)

16. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (UNY 830)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/3/2017 to 11/19/2017

UNY 830 Adelphi University
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.

17. Culturally Responsive Teaching with Diverse Learners (EDU 661125)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/3/2017 to 11/12/2017

EDU 661125 SUNY Empire State College
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

18. Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age (EDU 661126)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/4/2017 to 12/16/2017

Wait List
EDU 661126 SUNY Empire State College
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 the Plainedge Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee.
DATE CHANGE! Class on 12/2 is canceled. Class will now be held on 11/11/17.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/8/2017

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)

20. Building Positive Connections with Diverse Families and Communities (EDU 661101)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 11/9/2017 to 12/7/2017

EDU 661101 SUNY Empire State College
Developing strong and positive connections with families and communities is critical in our educational settings today. This course will explore and discuss diverse perspectives that are critical to school-community relationships. Participants will develop a collection of tools, resources, and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Required Text: Available as a download in Frontline.

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

21. SRP Seminar - Our World, Our Students

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/9/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar explores how to become familiar with students' cultural abilities and needs in order to create a more conducive learning environment. In addition, the program will engage educators in discussing the importance of involving all students in the learning process while demonstrating how they can use cultural connections to assist students in appreciating each other's strengths. (3 hours)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/10/2017 to 11/19/2017

UNY 703 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator's Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

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

23. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Dates: 11/11/2017

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

24. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/12/2017 to 12/17/2017

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

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

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

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


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

25. New Member Seminar - Educators Valuing Diversity

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Many school districts nationwide are experiencing rapid growth in the number of students of color, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and students from low-income families. All is not well, however, in these rapidly transitioning schools. Some teachers, administrators, and parents view their schools' increasing diversity as a problem rather than an opportunity. Rapidly changing demographics demand that we engage in a vigorous, ongoing, and systemic process of professional development to prepare all educators in the school to function effectively in a highly diverse environment. (2 hours)

26. Seminar - Cognitive Engagement: Raising Our Student's Thinking

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2017

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)

27. New Member Seminar - Strategies for Student Engagement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/16/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar addresses one of the most critical instructional practice upon which student success is based. Teachers new to the profession may be challenged in how to plan for this in their everyday teaching. The seminar will focus on strategies that will help them sustain wonder, enthusiasm and perseverance. This seminar will provide a practical model for understanding what our students want and need in their classrooms. (2 hours)

https://tarrytownlearningcenter.com/locations/

28. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Utica

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

Dates: 11/18/2017

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

29. Seminar - Differentiated Instruction: Connecting with All Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/21/2017

This session raises awareness of research that supports instructional differentiation and examines the basic elements of two differentiation models. The seminar addresses the planning, teaching, and learning aspects of differentiated instruction that all teachers may experience. Connections between the NYS Learning Standards across content areas and the NYS Teaching Standards will also be explored. This is a 6 Hour Training. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. (6 hours - two 3 hour sessions)

30. New Member SRP Seminar - Aim High: A Proactive Environment for Student Achievement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's with 5 years or less experience in the classroom

Dates: 11/28/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Ending the achievement gap requires addressing all factors that influence the achievement and behavior of students including: classroom learning, school climate, and motivation theory. In this seminar, participants will learn that a positive educational environment is a major ingredient of effective schools. Participants will examine research-based techniques that empower "at risk" students, decrease problem behavior, and improve student achievement in general. When the climate is comfortable, the likelihood for success is greatly increased. (2 hours)

31. SRP Seminar - ADHD Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/29/2017

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Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

The number of students in our classrooms diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other attention difficulties has increased dramatically. The symptoms can disrupt the child's learning and affect their relationships with peers and adults. This seminar is designed to help the school-related professional achieve a better understanding of ADHD and provide intervention strategies to facilitate positive student behavior. (3 hours)

32. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/30/2017

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)

33. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (EDU 661128)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/1/2017 to 12/17/2017

EDU 661128 SUNY Empire State College
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.

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/2/2017 to 12/16/2017

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

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

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

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2017

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.

36. Seminar - Crafting a Learning Community for Classroom Discussions

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2017

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)

37. Seminar - Effective Questioning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2017

400 questions a day. That’s the average number of questions teachers ask in a day. How many of these questions challenge students to think and demonstrate meaning? In this seminar, participants will explore the different purposes of questioning, classify questions according to purpose, and better understand Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge. (3 hours)

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

Program: Utica

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

Dates: 12/9/2017

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

39. New Member SRP Seminar - Understanding Diversity: How Our Schools Are Changing

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's with 5 years or less experience in the classroom

Dates: 12/12/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This Seminar is designed to help educate students who will be living in a world of diverse communities. It will promote awareness of global differences while identifying shared values. It encourages the understanding of one's own culture as the doorway to understanding other cultures. (2 hours)

40. SRP Seminar - ADHD Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/14/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

The number of students in our classrooms diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other attention difficulties has increased dramatically. The symptoms can disrupt the child's learning and affect their relationships with peers and adults. This seminar is designed to help the school-related professional achieve a better understanding of ADHD and provide intervention strategies to facilitate positive student behavior. (3 hours)

41. SRP Seminar - Managing Student Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/14/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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)

42. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Dates: 12/16/2017

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

43. Seminar - Poverty: Using Strategies to Narrow the Achievement Gap Part 1

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/3/2018 to 1/31/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This explores the implications of poverty, socioeconomic issues, and their effects on education and learning. Focus will be centered on six types of poverty: generational, situational, absolute, relative, urban and rural. The program will highlight various strategies that can be immediately used in a classroom setting. Participants will discuss and examine how poverty affects the brain and learning, the importance of building relationships, connecting with the community, and creating a classroom environment that promotes learning through research based Practices. (15 hours)

Required text: Teaching with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen.

44. Seminar - Winning Over the Challenging Student

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/3/2018 to 1/31/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Based on the work of Kay Burke, William Glasser, Robert Marzano, and others, this program identifies reasons behind students' lack of motivation and commitment. Participants explore classroom activities and strategies that contribute to a more positive learning environment and create lessons that encourage students to make appropriate choices regarding their learning. (15 hours)

45. SRP H & S Seminar - Addressing Aggressive Behavior in Schools

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/4/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Special needs students experience many challenges and frustrations in the classroom. Their response is often to resist efforts of teachers and SROs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in mild or passive ways, or in more active ways, such as acting out anger and aggression through outbursts, tantrums, or throwing things. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who act out, especially in more aggressive and disruptive ways. 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 practice strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection, cause and effect, and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. (3 hours)

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/5/2018 to 1/21/2018

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

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

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

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

47. Designing Motivation for All Learners (UNY 701)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/5/2018 to 1/20/2018

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

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

48. Culturally Responsive Teaching with Diverse Learners (EDU 661125)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Bellmore-John F. Kennedy HS (Bellmore, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/6/2018 to 2/10/2018

EDU 661125 SUNY Empire State College
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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/6/2018 to 2/3/2018

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/6/2018 to 2/3/2018

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

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


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

51. Designing Motivation for All Learners (UNY 701)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/6/2018 to 2/10/2018

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

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2018 to 1/28/2018

UNY 703 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator's Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

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

53. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2018

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)

https://tarrytownlearningcenter.com/locations/

54. New Member Seminar - 21st Century Skills for Teachers

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar is designed to address one of the NYS Teaching Standards priorities by helping teachers understand that knowledge is expanding at a more rapid rate than ever anticipated. Information and communication is changing how we teeach and how students learn. Routine skills are no longer the basis for the workplace or the classroom. The seminar will emphasize that today's students and teachers must be able to communicate, share, and use information in a number of diverse ways. The seminar explores critical student skills such as using information and solving complex problems relevant to a changing work environment. Technology and problem solving skills will be defined as successful learning and the participants will develop strategies to share those skills with their students. (2 hours)

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/13/2018 to 2/10/2018

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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



Sponsored by by Freeport Teachers Center.

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/13/2018 to 2/10/2018

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

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

57. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Utica

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

Dates: 1/13/2018

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

58. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Dates: 1/13/2018

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

59. SRP Seminar - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/16/2018

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)

60. SRP Seminar - Learning Preferences: Four Styles for Success

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/18/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Adults and students learn in at least four different ways. In this seminar participants will examine four learning preferences or modes: kinesthetic, tactual, auditory, and visual. Through a variety of experiential activities participants will assess their own comfort levels in the four modes and rate their learning strengths in each. The importance of adapting classroom support to address these preferences is embedded throughout the seminar. (3 hours)

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/23/2018 to 3/8/2018

New
UNY 703 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator's Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

62. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (EDU 661128)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/23/2018 to 4/3/2018

EDU 661128 SUNY Empire State College
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.

63. SRP Seminar - Strategies for Struggling Readers

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/23/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Participants will become familiar with phonemic awareness, phonics, alphabetic recognition, and the role of the read-aloud. This seminar will focus on strategies and techniques to help students become successful readers. (3 hours)

64. Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age (EDU 661126)

Program: Utica

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/29/2018 to 4/9/2018

New
EDU 661126 SUNY Empire State College
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 the Holland Patent Teacher Center.

Class size limit of 18 participants.

65. Seminar - Working with Economically Disadvantaged Students

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/30/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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)

66. Professional Portfolios (UNY 711)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/2/2018 to 2/11/2018

UNY 711 Adelphi University
This course is designed to encourage teacher reflection and goal setting in an effort to enhance teacher performance and student achievement.

Participants learn a systematic method for investigative study and the demonstration of those skills necessary to demonstrate quality teaching and student learning. Participants collect evidence to inform their own professional development plans.

Required Text(s): Designing Portfolios for A Change, ISBN #9781575170565. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Utica

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/3/2018 to 3/3/2018

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

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

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

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

68. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Dates: 2/3/2018

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/6/2018

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)

70. SRP Seminar - P's and Cues

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/8/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

In this seminar, participants will identify factors that make it difficult to complete tasks during the workday; use cues to prioritize activities; learn tips for managing details and distractions, and recognize the value of goal-setting as a first step in completing multiple tasks effectively. (3 hours)

71. Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age (EDU 661126)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/10/2018 to 3/9/2018

New
EDU 661126 SUNY Empire State College
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 the South Huntington Teacher Center.

72. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Utica

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

Dates: 2/10/2018

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

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661117 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661220 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Required Text(s): I Read It, But I Don't Get It Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers, ISBN #9781571100894.
Differentiated Instruction Literacy Strategies Grades 7-12, ISBN #9781412996471
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

75. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 807 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

No required textbook or materials needed.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

76. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 507 Mercy College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

77. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 678 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

78. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 717 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/2018 and course runs 10 weeks.

Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661116 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661101 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/2018 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.



All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661100 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
Developing strong and positive connections with families and communities is critical in our educational settings today. This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. This course has been designed to provide enough variety in the readings, activities, reflections, and discussions that each participant should find practical value in the diversity of perspectives.
The final project will be a portfolio of issues and activities that relate to a model of one's choice, combined with an action plan. By the end of the course participants will have a collection of tools, resources, and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

82. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 706 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

83. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 516M Mercy College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
This course is designed to develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them implement meaningful instructional and behavioral strategies for effective learning by students with disabilities. Students develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of behavior. In addition, students learn to plan, implement and evaluate behavior management programs for individual students in a variety of learning environments.Students who have previously taken EDUC 654M Behavior Management are not eligible to receive graduate credit for EDUC 516M.
Registration deadline is 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Two Required Text(s): Assessing Learners with Special Needs An Applied Approach 8th edition, ISBN #9780133846591 & Functional Assessment: Strategies to Prevent and Remediate Challenging Behavior in School Settings, 4th edition, ISBN #9780133570854. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.


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

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

84. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 809 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text:School Climate 2.0 ISBN #9781412997836

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teacher

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661113 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

86. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 648 Mercy College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

87. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 671 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

88. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
UNY 729 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 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.

89. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDC 686 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661114 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661102 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

92. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 513M Mercy College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Early Childhood Education Today,13th edition ISBN #9780133436501

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

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

93. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 573 Mercy College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

94. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 561M Mercy College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

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

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661115 - SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

96. 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 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDC 663 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
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 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDU 661111 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
This course addresses the fundamentals aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for education in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for many of the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluations rubrics.

Registration deadline is 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 503M Mercy College
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
This course examines curriculum and instruction from the perspective of Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Adolescent teachers of students with disabilities whose individual learning needs require teachers to go beyond typical models of general classroom instruction to give students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum and assessments. Teachers identify, examine, & practice a variety of effective teaching strategies for the education of students with disabilities. Teachers learn to differentiate an individualize instruction & engage in collegial collaboration. They examine learning processes, lesson & unit planning, motivation, & communication in order to stimulate and sustain student interest, involvement, & achievement. Registration deadline is 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Required Text: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, 10th edition, ISBN #9780132626156 Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the 3 hour autism workshop.
IMPORTANT: Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:
-they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT
-they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.
*$20 tech fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDC 680 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
The course focuses on using brain-based instruction as the basis for powerful learning and processes for making data-driven instructional decisions and for designing curriculum to address the standards. In addition, emphasis is given to three critical instructional strategies: cooperative group instruction, a multiple intelligences approach and higher order thinking.

Registration deadline is 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDC 679 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
This course is an all encompassing course that addresses myriad concerns that emerge for early adolescents as they bridge the gap between elementary school and senior high school. Delineated in the course work are robust definitions about middle level education as a particular and unique aspect of k12 schooling. In describing who that middle level student is, characteristics are described, critical transformations are explained and generalizations emerge for the middle level educator.
In addition, attention is given to six critical attributes of the traditional middle school concept including: clustering students (houses or families), core teaching teams, blocks of time, advisor/advisee program, interdisciplinary curriculum, and a recent addition to the original elements, peer mediation. In closing, the course highlights the varied, yet critical roles of middle level advocates from teachers and parents to administrators and community leaders.

Registration deadline is 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
SED 672 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/12/18-4/20/18
This course translates the research of Howard Gardner into practical, dynamic, and motivational teaching strategies. Participants learn how Gardner derived his theory, the definitions of the eight intelligences, and how these intelligences can be developed in students at all grade levels. The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences.

Registration deadline is 2/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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