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1. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 12/11/2018

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

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

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

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

2. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 12/18/2018

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

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

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/29/2018 to 10/27/2018

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

4. New Member Seminar - Parent-Teacher Conference: Strategies for Success

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 10/4/2018

This seminar uses videos, handouts and parent teacher discussion points to help teachers prepare for a conference and to enhance communication among the teacher, student and parents. Designated for new teachers. 2 Hour Seminar

5. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (UNY 827)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2018 to 10/14/2018

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

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

6. New Member Seminar - Creating a Positive Environment

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 10/10/2018

A positive classroom environment is a major ingredient of effective schools. When students are comfortable in a learning situation, the likelihood for success is greatly increased. This seminar will address verbal communication, positive phrasing, motivation theory, and learner needs. Activities will help participants to integrate these topics. (2 hours) Designated for New Teachers

7. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (CURI 6517)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2018 to 11/3/2018

CURI 6517 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661128)
This course equips experienced and beginning K-12 educators with the essential skills to implement differentiated instruction (DI) successfully with students. A research-based instructional approach, DI provides educators with effective, manageable strategies for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population within the context of today's challenging standards-based curriculum. Participants will gain expertise in understanding and implementing a broad range of strategies associated with the essential, distinguishing components of differentiated instruction. These components will be experienced in a highly interactive learning environment that models the differentiated instruction principles and processes.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 10/13/2018 to 10/27/2018

CURI 6526 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661119
This course will introduce participants to the concepts of emotional intelligence and the importance of incorporating social-emotional learning in the classroom in order to create academic environments that cultivate caring, empathic and successful students. Through research-based activities, participants will develop strategies to teach to the "whole child", learn ways to motivate and engage students and promote positive interactions amongst students in order to increase academic achievement.

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

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

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

Sponsored by Farmingdale Teachers Center

9. Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning (CURI 6527)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 10/13/2018 to 12/8/2018

CURI 6527 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661106
Using a standards-based approach as its foundation, Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning is a Performance Learning Systems® course that explores high-impact learning activities designed to help teachers optimize student learning. Participants will use standards as a basis for designing learning activities, assessments, and scoring guides and will prioritize learning based on curriculum.

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

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 10/14/2018 to 10/28/2018

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

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

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

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center.

11. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA) (Blended Version)

Program: Rochester

Location: Greece Central School District (Rochester, NY)

Dates: 10/15/2018 to 10/22/2018

Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (Blended Version)

NYSUT's Education & Learning Trust (ELT) Dignity Act blended/hybrid program offers participants the option of taking the program for three hours online and three hours face-to-face.

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 blended/hybrid version is an interactive program that encourages deep thought as well as professional and personal reflection. The 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 course work or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

12. Teaching Through Learning Channels (UNY 825)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2018 to 11/20/2018

UNY 825 Adelphi University
This course focuses on helping experienced and beginner educators understand how to increase student achievement by addressing the brain's natural learning channels, using five specific instructional approaches: responding to the five basic needs of all learners (survival/physiological and safety needs; belonging; empowerment and esteem; freedom and self-actualization; and fun); teaching to all of the senses (kinesthetic, tactual, auditory, visual, olfactory, and gustatory); reinforcing five specific cognitive processes that help the brain integrate information (comparing and contrasting new information to old, conceptualizing or formulating a name for things, comprehending or practicing the concept, and combining or incorporating it into everyday life); teaching to the perceptual and organizational-learning styles (global, sequential, abstract, and concrete); and addressing certain personality or temperament styles (intuitive feelers, intuitive thinkers, sensing judgers, and sensing perceivers). Using an instructional process that allows participants to experience these five approaches from a learner's perspective then applying them in their own classrooms from a teacher's perspective, class members will gain expertise in helping their students acquire, process, recall, and apply the skills and content that lead to academic success.

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 Hudson River Teacher's Center and they collect a $40 site fee.

13. New Member Seminar - Classroom Management

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2018

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)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 10/17/2018

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)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 10/18/2018

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)

16. Making Thinking Visible in the Classroom (UNY 708)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 10/19/2018 to 10/28/2018

UNY 708 Adelphi University
This course is an introduction to the theories proposed from the program called Project Zero at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. It is an introduction to the eight cultural forces that are found in educational settings. Specifically focusing on one cultural force which is making a student’s thinking visible in the classroom. Participants will learn about thinking involved in understanding and how students think. Specific focus will be on Howard Gardner’s “Multiple Intelligence Theory” and the eight intelligences. Participants will also explore how to make thinking visible in a classroom environment. This course will focus on twenty-two different thinking routines. The instructor will demonstrate each thinking routine by first teaching the philosophy of the routine and then how it can apply to all areas of the curriculum. The instructor will teach the setup of the routine and then complete examples of the routine with the participants. The participants will then be encouraged to discuss the benefits of the routine in their classrooms, which curriculum it can be used in, and how the routine creates visible thinking..

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

17. Writing As Learning K-12 (UNY 728)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 10/20/2018 to 12/1/2018

UNY 728 Adelphi University
This course assists teachers in implementing a systematic plan for teaching writing developmentally and consistently in every subject area. Participants examine twelve writing strategies that guide participants through the English Language Arts Standards and their application to every content area. Participants produce a wide range of written products as they practice and apply the writing strategies.

Required Text(s): Writing as Learning A Content Based Approach, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412949613 & Participant Booklet available as a download on MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

18. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (CURI 6560)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Dates: 10/23/2018 to 11/15/2018

CURI 6560 SUNY Empire State College
Participants will explore the extensive research base behind classroom management and work to create a classroom management plan that will provide a foundation on which to build instruction for the rest of the school year. They will investigate their curriculum and instruction to find ways to engage students in learning, which will virtually eliminate classroom management issues. Since preventive measures are not a failsafe, participants will explore some minor, escalating, and major behavior problems to better prepare you to address these situations as they arise. Participants will also explore how to address the special needs of inclusive classrooms as well as technology in the classroom. 3 graduate credits.

Required Text: What to do with a Kid Who, Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline by Kay Burke, 3rd ed.; ISBN #9781412937016 & Participant materials available as a download on MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

Sponsored by the Hudson River Teacher Center at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES and they collect a $40 fee.

19. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/23/2018 to 11/11/2018

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/


20. SRP Seminar - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 10/23/2018

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)

21. SRP Seminar - Increasing Family Engagement for Academic Success of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 10/23/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners. Time will be provided to create a parent engagement plan to target specific academic outcomes for ELLs. (3 hours)

22. Seminar - Increasing Family Engagement for Academic Success of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teacher's

Dates: 10/24/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners. Time will be provided to create a parent engagement plan to target specific academic outcomes for ELLs. (3 hours)

23. SRP H & S Seminar - Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment

Program: Southern Tier

Location: Cortland County Teacher Center (Homer, NY) [map]

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 10/24/2018

This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave, intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior, how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. (3 hours)

24. SRP Seminar - Conflict Management

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 10/24/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Conflicts are normal and unavoidable occurrences in our everyday lives. Most of these are minor and easily resolved. Participants will address the benefits and disadvantages of conflict, key factors to be considered in resolving conflicts, and strategies for managing and resolving conflicts. (3 hours)

25. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 10/25/2018

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)

26. New Member Seminar - Classroom Management

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/25/2018

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)

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 10/27/2018 to 12/1/2018

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

28. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (CURI 6560)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 10/30/2018 to 12/11/2018

New
CURI 6560 SUNY Empire State College
Participants will explore the extensive research base behind classroom management and work to create a classroom management plan that will provide a foundation on which to build instruction for the rest of the school year. They will investigate their curriculum and instruction to find ways to engage students in learning, which will virtually eliminate classroom management issues. Since preventive measures are not a failsafe, participants will explore some minor, escalating, and major behavior problems to better prepare you to address these situations as they arise. Participants will also explore how to address the special needs of inclusive classrooms as well as technology in the classroom. 3 graduate credits.

Required Text: What to do with a Kid Who, Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline by Kay Burke, 3rd ed.; ISBN #9781412937016


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

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

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 10/30/2018

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) Designated for teachers.

30. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (UNY 709)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/2/2018 to 11/18/2018

UNY 709 Adelphi University
Participants will explore the extensive research base behind classroom management and work to create a classroom management plan that will provide a foundation on which to build instruction for the rest of the school year. They will investigate their curriculum and instruction to find ways to engage students in learning, which will virtually eliminate classroom management issues. Since preventive measures are not a failsafe, participants will explore some minor, escalating, and major behavior problems to better prepare you to address these situations as they arise. Participants will also explore how to address the special needs of inclusive classrooms as well as technology in the classroom. 3 graduate credits..

Required Text: What to do with a Kid Who, Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline by Kay Burke, 3rd ed.; ISBN #9781412937016 & Participant materials available as a download on MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

31. Writing As Learning K-12 (UNY 728)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

UNY 728 Adelphi University
This course assists teachers in implementing a systematic plan for teaching writing developmentally and consistently in every subject area. Participants examine twelve writing strategies that guide participants through the English Language Arts Standards and their application to every content area. Participants produce a wide range of written products as they practice and apply the writing strategies.

Required Text(s): Writing as Learning A Content Based Approach, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412949613 & Participant Booklet available as a download on MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

32. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (CURI 6560)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: John F Kennedy High School (Bellmore, NY) [map]

Dates: 11/3/2018 to 11/19/2018

CURI 6560 SUNY Empire State College
Participants will explore the extensive research base behind classroom management and work to create a classroom management plan that will provide a foundation on which to build instruction for the rest of the school year. They will investigate their curriculum and instruction to find ways to engage students in learning, which will virtually eliminate classroom management issues. Since preventive measures are not a failsafe, participants will explore some minor, escalating, and major behavior problems to better prepare you to address these situations as they arise. Participants will also explore how to address the special needs of inclusive classrooms as well as technology in the classroom. 3 graduate credits..

Required Text: What to do with a Kid Who, Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline by Kay Burke, 3rd ed.; ISBN #9781412937016 & Participant materials available as a download on MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

33. Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (UNY 826)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/3/2018 to 11/17/2018

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

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

34. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (UNY 709)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Meadowbrook Elementary School (East Meadow, NY) [map]

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/6/2018 to 12/11/2018

UNY 709 Adelphi University
Participants will explore the extensive research base behind classroom management and work to create a classroom management plan that will provide a foundation on which to build instruction for the rest of the school year. They will investigate their curriculum and instruction to find ways to engage students in learning, which will virtually eliminate classroom management issues. Since preventive measures are not a failsafe, participants will explore some minor, escalating, and major behavior problems to better prepare you to address these situations as they arise. Participants will also explore how to address the special needs of inclusive classrooms as well as technology in the classroom. 3 graduate credits..

Required Text: What to do with a Kid Who, Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline by Kay Burke, 3rd ed.; ISBN #9781412937016 & Participant materials available as a download on MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 11/6/2018



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

36. Seminar - Designing Effective Instruction and Learning for English Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2018

The five high-leverage principles presented in this seminar synthesize the work of leading scholars and educators and reflect basic practices that can improve teaching and learning for English learners across the content areas. Participants will examine evidence-based instructional strategies that can be incorporated into daily lesson plans and routines as well as determine effective ways to teach and assess both language and disciplinary content. Through building upon students background knowledge, incorporating academic language functions, designing and scaffolding deeper learning tasks integrating all four domains, and providing opportunities for student participation, teachers will help EL students become proficient in English and achieve rigorous state standards. 3 Hour Seminar

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 11/8/2018



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. Designated for New Teachers. (2 hours)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/8/2018

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)

39. Seminar - Designing Effective Instruction and Learning for English Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/8/2018

The five high-leverage principles presented in this seminar synthesize the work of leading scholars and educators and reflect basic practices that can improve teaching and learning for English learners across the content areas. Participants will examine evidence-based instructional strategies that can be incorporated into daily lesson plans and routines as well as determine effective ways to teach and assess both language and disciplinary content. Through building upon students background knowledge, incorporating academic language functions, designing and scaffolding deeper learning tasks integrating all four domains, and providing opportunities for student participation, teachers will help EL students become proficient in English and achieve rigorous state standards. 3 Hour Seminar

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/10/2018 to 11/18/2018

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 HAT and they collect a $45 site fee.

41. Exceptionalities: Individualizing Learning (EDU 6015)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 11/10/2018 to 12/15/2018

EDU 6015 SUNY Empire State College
This course provides an overview of theories and research about students with special needs and a range of exceptionalities, as well as issues and strategies in developing educational programs and adapting instruction to meet the needs of all students. Students develop awareness of and sensitivity to individual differences and learn how to individualize instruction in the context of their certification areas. Topics include: physical, emotional and learning disabilities; gifted and talented students; gifted and talented students and computers; individualizing instruction for all students; uses of assistive and adaptive technologies and computers to meet special needs; inclusion; and assessing behavior problems and planning, implementing, and evaluating interventions. Students complete at least 15 hours in a middle or high school classroom (appropriate to the certification area) working with a certified special education teacher to explore the application of what they are studying to a classroom setting. 3 graduate credits.

Two Required Texts: Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, 8th ed.; ISBN #978-0133-75407-0 and Methods for Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners, ISBN# 978-01317-2023-7

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

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

Spon. by the Baldwin Teachers Center and they collect a $30 fee.

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 11/10/2018 to 11/18/2018

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

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/13/2018

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)

44. New Member SRP Seminar - The ABCs of Being a Paraprofessional

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/13/2018



Being a school-related professional in today's society requires many skills to become an integral part of school-wide success. In this seminar participants will identify the knowledge and skills they already bring to their job, distinguish between the roles and responsibilities of the SRP and classroom teacher, and demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical standards, including confidentiality. (2 hours)

45. SRP Seminar - Managing Student Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/13/2018

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) Location: Pearl River High School - Room Pirates Cove

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2018

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)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/15/2018

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)

48. New Member Seminar - Discipline Strategies

Program: Southern Tier

Location: Cortland County Teacher Center (Homer, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 11/15/2018

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

49. SRP Seminar - Managing Student Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/15/2018

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) Location: Pearl River High School - Room Pirates Cove

50. 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: 11/17/2018

New
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.

51. Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning (CURI 6527)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 11/18/2018 to 12/16/2018

CURI 6527 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661106
Using a standards-based approach as its foundation, Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning is a Performance Learning Systems® course that explores high-impact learning activities designed to help teachers optimize student learning. Participants will use standards as a basis for designing learning activities, assessments, and scoring guides and will prioritize learning based on curriculum.

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

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

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

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center.

52. Seminar - LGBTQ Bullying and Harassment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/28/2018

According to recent Human Rights Campaign survey, LGBTQ student’s report being harassed at school both verbally and physically- at twice the rate of non-LGBTQ youth. This seminar brings awareness to the challenges LGBTQ students face and how educators can take pro-active steps to prevent or intervene when students are being discriminated against because they are LGBTQ. (3 hour)

53. Seminar - LGBTQ Bullying and Harassment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/29/2018

New
According to recent Human Rights Campaign survey, LGBTQ student’s report being harassed at school both verbally and physically- at twice the rate of non-LGBTQ youth. This seminar brings awareness to the challenges LGBTQ students face and how educators can take pro-active steps to prevent or intervene when students are being discriminated against because they are LGBTQ. (3 hour)

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

Program: Western NY

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

Dates: 11/30/2018 to 12/16/2018

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: John F Kennedy High School (Bellmore, NY) [map]

Dates: 12/1/2018 to 12/15/2018

CURI 6514 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661125

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

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

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

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

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

56. Seminar - Language Acquisition and Learning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2018

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

57. SRP H & S Seminar - Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/4/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave, intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior, how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. (3 hours)

58. SRP H & S Seminar - Supporting Students with Autism

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/4/2018

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

59. Seminar - Language Acquisition and Learning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2018

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

60. Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age (UNY 832)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/6/2018 to 12/16/2018

UNY 832 Adelphi University
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.

61. SRP H & S Seminar - Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/6/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave, intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior, how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. (3 hours)

62. SRP Seminar - ADHD Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/6/2018

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)

63. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2018 to 12/16/2018

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/


64. 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: 12/8/2018

New
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.

65. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/11/2018

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)

66. New Member Seminar - Constructivist Teaching & Learning

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 12/11/2018

This seminar will address one of the priorities of the NYS Teaching Standards. Teachers must consider how each student learns. Understanding how what Constructivist Teaching and Learning means in the classroom. Teachers must implement a variety of instructional strategies. Participants will explore how students learn when they “build” the learning for themselves. When students are asked to classify, analyze, predict and create, they begin to think critically and ask questions in order to understand the complex material presented to them in school and in the world. (2 hours) Designated for New Teachers.

67. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/12/2018

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)

68. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Southern Tier

Location: Cortland County Teacher Center (Homer, NY) [map]

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/13/2018

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)

69. Seminar - Differentiated Instruction: Connecting with All Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2018

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. 3 Hour Seminar

70. New Member Seminar - Educators Valuing Diversity

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 12/18/2018

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)

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

Program: Southern Tier

Location: Cortland County Teacher Center (Homer, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 12/19/2018



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

72. New Member Seminar - Educators Valuing Diversity

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 12/19/2018

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)

73. New Member Seminar - Classroom Management

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/3/2019

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

74. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2019

New
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) Designated for teachers.

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75. Seminar - The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2019

New
In addition to learning a new language, ELLs have to adjust to a new environment and culture while learning new academic skills and content knowledge. Explore the impact of culture on academic achievement, and identify factors that contribute to a culturally responsive classroom in this engaging session. 3 Hour Seminar

76. Seminar - Winning Over the Challenging Student

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 2/5/2019

New
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)

77. Seminar - The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2019

New
In addition to learning a new language, ELLs have to adjust to a new environment and culture while learning new academic skills and content knowledge. Explore the impact of culture on academic achievement, and identify factors that contribute to a culturally responsive classroom in this engaging session. 3 Hour Seminar

78. SRP H & S Seminar - Supporting Students with Autism

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/10/2019

New
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 (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. (3 hours)

79. SRP Seminar - Bully, Bullied or Bystander

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/10/2019

New
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.

80. 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: 1/12/2019

New
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.

81. New Member Seminar - Parent-Teacher Conference: Strategies for Success

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 1/15/2019

New
This seminar uses videos, handouts and parent teacher discussion points to help teachers prepare for a conference and to enhance communication among the teacher, student and parents. Designated for new teachers. (2 Hours)

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

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: 1/15/2019

New
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)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/15/2019

New
Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

84. Seminar - Effective Questioning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/16/2019

New
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)

85. SRP Seminar - Family Partnerships to Improve Classroom Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/16/2019

New
This seminar engages educators in discussing the benefits of having consistent and positive family school partnerships through frequent communication. Family Partnerships to improve classroom behavior focuses on how educators can improve and enhance classroom behaviors and relationships with the students and families they serve. (3 hours)

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/17/2019

New
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)

87. SRP Seminar - Family Partnerships to Improve Classroom Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/17/2019

New
This seminar engages educators in discussing the benefits of having consistent and positive family school partnerships through frequent communication. Family Partnerships to improve classroom behavior focuses on how educators can improve and enhance classroom behaviors and relationships with the students and families they serve. (3 hours)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/22/2019

New
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)

89. SRP Seminar - School-Related Professional Communication: Skills for Effective Speaking & Listening

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/22/2019

New
School-related professionals are required to master many skills. In this seminar participants will learn to: identify the roles of an effective communicator; practice active listening skills that promote group collaboration, support and trust; recognize ways in which information is communicated nonverbally; and practice supporting skills for overcoming resistances (3 hours)

90. 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: 1/23/2019

New
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)

91. Seminar - Teaching Students to Ask Questions

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2019

New
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)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/29/2019

New
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)

93. Seminar - Mindfulness in the Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/30/2019

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

94. Seminar - Mindfulness in the Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/31/2019

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

95. 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: 2/2/2019

New
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.

96. New Member Seminar - Discipline Strategies

Program: Southern Tier

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

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

Dates: 2/6/2019

New
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) Designated for New Teachers.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/6/2019

New
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)

98. Seminar - Including English Learners: The Key to Academic Success

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/6/2019

New
With so much attention focused on helping English learners meet grade-level expectations, teachers are looking for what works. In this seminar, participants explore four research-based recommendations to assist English learners in meeting the NYS Learning Standards. For each recommendation, participants will see a real-life classroom example and experience a hands-on activity of how to apply the recommendations for different grade levels and content areas. (3 hours)

99. Seminar - Including English Learners: The Key to Academic Success

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2019

New
With so much attention focused on helping English learners meet grade-level expectations, teachers are looking for what works. In this seminar, participants explore four research-based recommendations to assist English learners in meeting the NYS Learning Standards. For each recommendation, participants will see a real-life classroom example and experience a hands-on activity of how to apply the recommendations for different grade levels and content areas. (3 hours)

100. SRP H & S Seminar - Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 2/11/2019

New
This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave, intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior, how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. (3 hours)

101. Seminar - Incorporating LGBTQ Topics or Resources into the Curriculum

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/12/2019

New
This seminar provides educator’s with LGBTQ resources that can be used to integrate into their lessons. The goal of the seminar to provide awareness of tools and materials that align with current mandates yet enriches instruction. (2 hour)