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1. 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

Starting Today
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)

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 1/25/2019 to 2/3/2019

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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 on MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 1/26/2019 to 2/16/2019

Starting Soon
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

4. 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

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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)

5. Seminar - Mindfulness in the Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/30/2019

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)

6. Seminar - Mindfulness in the Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/31/2019

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. Pearl River High School Pirates Cove (3 hours)

7. 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: 2/1/2019 to 2/10/2019

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.

8. Mediated Learning in the Special Education and Inclusive Classroom (UNY 713)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/1/2019 to 2/10/2019

UNY 713 Adelphi University
Participants investigate and apply the theory of Mediated Learning Experiences, based on the work of Dr. Reuven Feuerstein, in classroom or one-on-one interactions with students to identify students experiencing cognitive difficulties and to develop an appropriate remediation program.

Participants become familiar with typical and atypical cognitive functioning and learn strategies to overcome cognitive difficulties based upon Feuerstein's 10 criteria for mediated learning.

Required Text: Mediated Learning: Teaching, Tasks and Tools, ISBN #9781412950701 Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

9. 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

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.

10. The 21st Century Classroom: How Problem-Based Learning with Technology can Transform Student Learning (CURI 6528)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/3/2019 to 2/17/2019

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CURI 6528 SUNY Empire State College
This practical course is designed to enable K-12 educators to synthesize newly framed requirements for highly effective teaching (APPR), the 21st Century Skills, the Common Core Standards, existing research on best instructional practices, technology use and assessment into a high performing classroom that can transform their students learning and ready students for college and career success in a global, digital world. The course shows educators the practical how-to create innovative but easy to implement, standards-aligned project-based learning units that integrate intuitive digital tools into daily differentiated instruction. Participants will learn from doing in the same manner to be expected of students in a 21st Century Classroom. Participants will exit the course having designed three increasingly complex PBL with Technology units (PBL-T) and the ability to create additional PBL-T units for a single discipline or across disciplines. The aim of each standards-aligned unit is to increase student achievement simultaneous with the development of student's 21st Century skills beyond traditional gains from more conventional, factory model methods.

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


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

11. Undergraduate Course - Foundations of American Education (Cazenovia Taking Registrations)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Variety Child Learning Center (Syosset, NY) [map]

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 5/6/2019

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ED 102 Cazenovia College
This course will provide prospective teachers with an overview of the American education system. Current topics, trends, problems, as well as an introduction to pedagogical terms and concepts will be discussed.

To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - $375 tuition.

Required Text: Foundations of American Education - Perspectives on Education in a Changing World. 15th edition. James A. Johnson

12. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (UNY 709)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2019 to 3/14/2019

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.

13. 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

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.

14. 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

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) Pearl River High School Pirates Cove

15. 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

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)

16. 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

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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)

17. Writing As Learning K-12 (CURI 6566)

Program: Utica

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

Dates: 2/9/2019 to 3/9/2019

CURI 6566 SUNY Empire State College
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.


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

18. 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

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)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/12/2019 to 2/26/2019

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.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher center and they collect a $40 site fee. (Check payable to Hudson River Teacher Center)

20. 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

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)

21. SRP Seminar - Cognitive Strategies and Engagement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/12/2019

Wait List
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)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/13/2019

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)

23. SRP Seminar - SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/13/2019

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Hempstead Classroom Teachers' Association (Hempstead, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/18/2019 to 2/22/2019

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 2/18/2019 to 2/22/2019

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 2/18/2019 to 2/22/2019

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

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

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

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

27. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/18/2019 to 2/22/2019

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

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

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

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


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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/19/2019 to 2/23/2019

CURI 6508 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661108

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/19/2019 to 2/23/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/19/2019 to 2/23/2019

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

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

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

31. New Member Seminar - Classroom Management

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/20/2019

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.

32. Exceptionalities: Individualizing Learning (EDU 6015)

Program: Western NY

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

Dates: 2/22/2019 to 3/3/2019

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 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. Making Thinking Visible in the Classroom (CURI 6562)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 2/25/2019 to 3/20/2019

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Dates: 2/25/2019 to 3/29/2019

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 Hudson River Teachers Center and they collect a $40 site fee.

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

Program: Syracuse

Location: Deep Stop Scuba (Camillus, NY)

Dates: 2/25/2019 to 4/3/2019

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.

36. EDUC 546 Educational Assessment for Students With Disabilities

Program: New York City

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/25/2019 to 6/3/2019

New
EDUC 546 Mercy College
Prerequisite: EDUC 502 This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates to effectively assess students with disabilities in both general and special education settings. Students will develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of academic and behavioral performance. Emphasis is on those instruments and assessment methods which provide direction for instructional and behavior management, including: traditional psychometric instruments, curriculum-based assessments, clinical observations, interviews, norm- and criterion-referenced assessments, informal assessment measures, and other alternate assessment techniques, with a consistent emphasis on the assessment of students with disabilities. Ethical considerations regarding assessment policies and procedures are reviewed. 10 hours of fieldwork is required.

Required Text: Assessment: In Special and Inclusive Education (12th.ed)ISBN#9781111833411
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore


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

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

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

37. EDBD 1060 Office Systems and Procedures II

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/26/2019 to 5/28/2019

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

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

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

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

38. New Member Seminar - Educators Valuing Diversity

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 2/26/2019

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) Designated for New Teachers.

39. Seminar - Mindfulness in the Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/26/2019

Closed
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)

40. SRP Seminar - ADHD Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/26/2019

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) Pearl River High School Pirates Cove

41. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 5/29/2019

New
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.

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

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 5/29/2019

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

Required Text(s):
Introduction to Special Education: Making a Difference, 7th edition, ISBN #9780205600564
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: New York City

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 5/29/2019

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

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

44. EDUC 514 Working with Parents and Families of Children in Early Childhood and Childhood

Program: New York City

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 5/29/2019

New
EDUC 514 Mercy
This course examines how working with parents/caregivers helps teachers to develop a better understanding of their students, and ways to develop appropriate strategies for successful collaborations with parents in schools and communities. Includes analyses of parenting styles, family structures and dynamics, techniques for improving communication between parents/caregivers, teachers, and children, as well as strategies for using community-based resources to support families and children. Ten hours of fieldwork are required.

Required Text: Parents as Partners in Education: Families and Schools Working Together, ISBN #97880137072071

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.


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

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

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

45. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 5/29/2019

Wait List
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.

46. EDUC 508 Theory and Practice in Bilingual Education

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 5/29/2019

New
EDUC 508 Mercy
This course equips bilingual and ESOL teachers to successfully work with language minority students; course includes study of the historical, psychological, social, cultural, political, theoretical, and legal foundations of bilingual education programs in the US. Students examine and analyze bilingual program models and apply their results to the implementation of pedagogically effective practices for second language learners. Communication with parents and families concerning students' academic and social outcomes will be highlighted.

Required Text: Bilingual and ESL Classroom:Teaching in Multicultural Context, 5th edition, ISBN #9780073378381

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.


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

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

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

47. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2019 to 3/24/2019

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/


48. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/28/2019 to 6/6/2019

Wait List
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.

49. EDUC 504 Cultural Perspectives and the Teaching Learning Process

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/28/2019 to 6/6/2019

New
EDUC 504 Mercy
Students investigate those multicultural factors which have the greatest impact on teaching and learning: cultural, racial, ethnic, language and socioeconomic diversity. As a result of scholarly research, classroom presentation, and group discussion, students will adopt a more diverse perspective from which to deliver instructional curriculum content. Such a perspective will enable the student to prepare lesson plans that are culturally and ethnically responsive to diverse learners and that center on issues of social justice and civic action.

Required Text: Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, ISBN#9780205594276

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.


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

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

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

50. EDUC 513 Introduction to Early Childhood Education Foundations, Methods and Materials

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/28/2019 to 6/6/2019

EDUC 513M Mercy
This course presents an historical overview of the foundations in early childhood education. Students study and review the process of social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic, physical and aesthetic growth and development in young children, birth through grade 2. The significance and effectiveness of past and present trends regarding the different types of early childhood programs is discussed. Attention also focuses on the importance of play in the life of the child; language literacy and communication; developmentally appropriate lessons and activities; creating learning environments conducive to learning; study of model programs, concept-building, curriculum design, assessment strategies, classroom management, and parent involvement.

Required Text: New Edition--Early Childhood Education Today, ISBN #9780133436501.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore. IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

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

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

51. Seminar - Mindfulness in the Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2019

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)

52. EDUC 509 Linguistics and Language Development

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/28/2019 to 6/6/2019

New
EDUC 509 Mercy
This course introduces students to the concepts of language development and modern linguistics that are most relevant to first and second language teaching. Training is given in the fundamentals of phonological, morphological and syntactic analysis of typologically different languages. Students become familiar with important findings in the field of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. An additional ten hours of fieldwork is required. Additional time will be scheduled for project counseling and small-group instruction. 3 graduate credits.

Required Text: Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction, 6th edition, ISBN #9780312555283

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore. IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

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

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

53. Assessment for and of Student Learning (UNY 808)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 3/1/2019 to 3/10/2019

UNY 808 Adelphi University
This course is grounded in the research shown to increase student motivation and learning through improved classroom assessment. Teachers will increase their knowledge and skills in student-involved classroom assessment through practical examples of what assessment for learning and assessment for learning. Participants will learn a format to assist them in working with collaborative teams in their schools and districts.

Required Text:Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right Using it Well, ISBN #9780132685887 Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Middle Country Teachers Assoc. (Selden, NY) [map]

Dates: 3/1/2019 to 3/23/2019

CURI 6514 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661125

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

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

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

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

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

55. Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Disabilities (EDUC 503M)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2019 to 3/30/2019

EDUC 503M Mercy College
Study and analysis of effective teaching strategies for the education of students with disabilities. The students will identify strengths, and discuss methods of individualizing instruction and collaboration. They will examine learning processes, lesson and unit planning across the curriculum, motivation, communication and classroom management in order to stimulate and sustain student interest, cooperation, and achievement. Students will discuss effective ways of partnering with parents and other staff members.

Required Text: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, 10th edition, ISBN #9780132626156.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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


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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/2/2019 to 3/30/2019

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

Two Required Texts: You Can Handle Them All, ISBN #9780914607045 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by HAT and they collect a $45 site fee.

57. Brain Compatible Learning (UNY 714)

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/2/2019 to 3/30/2019

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 3/2/2019 to 3/30/2019

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

59. Writing As Learning K-12 (CURI 6566)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 3/2/2019 to 3/30/2019

CURI 6566 SUNY Empire State College
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.


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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/2/2019 to 3/30/2019

CURI 6500 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661118)
This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.

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

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

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

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

61. 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: 3/4/2019 to 3/11/2019

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.

62. Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (UNY 826)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 4/4/2019

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

63. Seminar - Restorative Practices (RP): Promoting a Positive School Culture and Climate

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/5/2019

This seminar provides an overview of discipline disparities, restorative practices and ways to promote positive discipline in schools. RP examines recent data collected on disciplinary trends by the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Key ideas and components of Restorative Practice are presented. Research and reasons for using restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions and other punitive approaches to misbehavior are explored. This seminar will offer educator’s strategies to engage in restorative questioning, dialogue and tier I restorative circles. (3 hour)

64. SRP Seminar - SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/5/2019

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

65. New Member Seminar - Poverty’s Effect on Students

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2019

This seminar is designed to help teachers educate their 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) Designated for New Teachers.

66. Maximizing the Learning Environment for Increased Student Achievement and Growth (CURI 6522)

Program: Western NY

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

Dates: 3/7/2019 to 3/24/2019

CURI 6522 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661111)
This course addresses the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for educators in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for many of the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics. Content includes creating a positive classroom environment, increasing student engagement, maximal use of learning time, interactive guided instruction strategies, scaffolding techniques, questioning and feedback skills and using homework to extend learning.

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

Required Text: Available as a download via MLP.

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

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

Dates: 3/7/2019

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

68. Seminar - Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for all Students

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2019

This seminar encourages discussions and provides a deeper awareness of LGBTQ issues. It focuses on how educators can create an inclusive classroom free of bullying and harassment for LGBTQ students. (2 hour)

69. 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: 3/8/2019 to 3/24/2019

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.

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2019 to 4/12/2019

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

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

71. Embedding Study Skills (EDC 683)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/9/2019 to 3/16/2019

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

This course will now be held at the McKenna Elementary School.

**IMPORTANT**
The College of Saint Rose is moving to a new FERPA policy which will require all students to go online and complete a FERPA form (even if they are not authorizing anyone to view their records). The form will allow the student to set up a password for verification when communicating in any other manner than in person. This new policy is effective October 1, 2018.

Here is the link to FERPA information on St. Rose's website https://www.strose.edu/academics/registrar/policies-and-procedures/ferpa/

72. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (UNY 709)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Knights of Columbus (Greenlawn, NY)

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 3/11/2019 to 4/10/2019

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.

There will be a $40 site fee collected.

73. New Member Seminar - Poverty’s Effect on Students

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/11/2019

This seminar is designed to help teachers educate their 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) Designated for New Teachers.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/12/2019

Closed
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)

75. Seminar - Effective Questioning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/12/2019

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)

76. Seminar - Collaborative Identification of English Learners with a Disability

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/13/2019

Historically, there has been a problem of over- and under-identification of English learners for special education. Participants in this six-hour seminar will simulate a team approach model using a case study as a way to address the issue. This collaborative process will include a review of state and federal regulations, an analysis of student behavior to distinguish a language difference versus a learning disability, a discussion on how the RTI process might look different for English learners, parent support at IEP meetings, and the use of data leveraged to design a program for English learners identified with a disability. (3 hour)

77. Seminar - Collaborative Identification of English Learners with a Disability

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2019

Historically, there has been a problem of over- and under-identification of English learners for special education. Participants in this six-hour seminar will simulate a team approach model using a case study as a way to address the issue. This collaborative process will include a review of state and federal regulations, an analysis of student behavior to distinguish a language difference versus a learning disability, a discussion on how the RTI process might look different for English learners, parent support at IEP meetings, and the use of data leveraged to design a program for English learners identified with a disability. Pearl River High School Pirates Cove (3 hour)

78. SRP Seminar - P's and Cues

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/14/2019

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/19/2019

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/20/2019

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

81. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2019

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.

82. Seminar - Restorative Practices (RP): Promoting a Positive School Culture and Climate

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/21/2019

This seminar provides an overview of discipline disparities, restorative practices and ways to promote positive discipline in schools. RP examines recent data collected on disciplinary trends by the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Key ideas and components of Restorative Practice are presented. Research and reasons for using restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions and other punitive approaches to misbehavior are explored. This seminar will offer educator’s strategies to engage in restorative questioning, dialogue and tier I restorative circles. (3 hour) Pearl River High School Pirates Cove

83. Designing Motivation for All Learners (UNY 701)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/22/2019 to 3/31/2019

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 3/22/2019 to 3/31/2019

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 on MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

85. 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: 3/23/2019

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.

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/25/2019

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)

87. SRP Seminar - Poverty and its Effect on Learning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/27/2019

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

88. SRP Seminar - ADHD Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/28/2019

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)

89. Teaching Students to be Peacemakers (UNY 823)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/31/2019 to 4/14/2019

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

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


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

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

90. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/2/2019

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

https://tarrytownlearningcenter.com/locations/

91. Seminar - Educating English Language Learners in Elementary Classrooms

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/2/2019

Elementary teachers are uncertain as to what to expect from English learners in their classrooms at different stages of verbal acquisition and proficiency levels. In this seminar, participants have the opportunity to investigate supports and modifications found successful at engaging the ELLs in learning. Taking this knowledge to the next level, participants apply what was learned to lesson planning. (3 hours)

92. New Member Seminar - Strategies for Student Engagement

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/3/2019

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

93. Seminar - Educating English Language Learners in Elementary Classrooms

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/3/2019

Elementary teachers are uncertain as to what to expect from English learners in their classrooms at different stages of verbal acquisition and proficiency levels. In this seminar, participants have the opportunity to investigate supports and modifications found successful at engaging the ELLs in learning. Taking this knowledge to the next level, participants apply what was learned to lesson planning. (3 hours) Pearl River High School. Pirates Cove

94. SRP Seminar - Our World, Our Students

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/3/2019

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

95. SRP Seminar - Our World, Our Students

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/4/2019

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

96. Bullying: Preventing the Problem (UNY 824)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/5/2019 to 4/14/2019

UNY 824 Adelphi University
According to the Centers for Disease Control, schools have a responsibility to prevent aggressive behaviors and an obligation to provide an environment that promotes children's health and safety. However, although anti-bullying education efforts have increased exponentially over the years, recent statistics show that the prevalence of bullying is not declining. This course provides teachers, counselors, administrators and staff with cutting edge developmental and applied research to effectively address bullying in the school context.

Three Required Texts: School Where Everyone Belongs, ISBN #9780878225842, Girl Wars, ISBN #9780743249874 & Touching Spirit Bear, ISBN #9780380805600. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Western NY

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

Dates: 4/5/2019 to 4/14/2019

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

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 4/5/2019 to 5/4/2019

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Adelphi University at Hauppauge (Hauppauge, NY) [map]

Dates: 4/6/2019 to 5/18/2019

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 on MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/9/2019

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)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/9/2019

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)