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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Weber Middle School (Port Washington, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 7/7/2018

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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



Sponsored by Port Washington Teacher Center

2. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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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/


3. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (EDU 661113)

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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

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

4. Instructional Planning, Strategic Teaching (EDU 661114)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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

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

Sponsored by South Huntington Teacher Center

6. Undergraduate Course-Human Development ED 134 (Cazenovia Takes All Registrations)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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ED 134 Cazenovia College

This course provides an overview of the theories, current research, and controversial issues in human development from birth to adolescence. It focuses on the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of learners with different abilities and needs in the school environment. Various aspects of developmental contexts are explored, including heredity, culture, community, socioeconomic level/backgrounds, family, and school environment.

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

Required Text: Child Development: Principles and Perspectives, Cook & Cook, 2009. ISBN # 978-0205494064

Sponsored by Jefferson Lewis BOCES, St, Lawrence Lewis BOCES & Frankling Essex BOCES.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: McKenna Elementary School (Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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UNY 705 Adelphi University
This course provides experienced and beginner educators with a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which findings from current brain research can be applied to teaching and learning. Participants apply key cognitive processes to their lesson planning and instructional practice to increase student comprehension and achievement.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $60. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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

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

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

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

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

9. Teaching Students to be Peacemakers (UNY 823)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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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.

10. Brain Compatible Learning (UNY 714)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/3/2018

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.

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/3/2018

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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



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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/3/2018

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

Required Text(s): Writing as Learning A Content Based Approach, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412949613.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/3/2018

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

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


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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Sullivan County Teacher Center (Liberty, NY) [map]

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 7/31/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Sullivan County Teacher Center (Liberty, NY) [map]

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 8/2/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/4/2018 to 8/9/2018

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.

17. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (UNY 709)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018

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

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

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

18. Designing Motivation for All Learners (EDU 661127)

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/24/2018

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

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

19. Designing Motivation for All Learners (UNY 701)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018

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

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

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

20. Undergraduate Course - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment ED 343 (Cazenovia Takes Registrations)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES School Services Building (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Individuals pursuing initial CTE certificates for teaching

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018

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Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment ED 343
This course is designed to provide teachers with an opportunity to study, reflect, question, become knowledgeable about, and develop skills in curriculum, and instructional and assessment methods. Major topics include: using the New York State Common Core Learning Standards to build curricular units and lessons; identifying the characteristics of effective and intentional teaching; designing units that reflect an understanding of how student diversity influences curriculum and learning; writing effective lesson plans for instruction using a variety of approaches & technologies; designing assessments of and for student learning; and learning how to become a reflective practitioner.

To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. Sponsored by the Hudson River Teacher Center and they collect a $40 registration fee.

Required Textbook: Cruickshank, D, Jenkins, Deborah Bainer, & Metcalf, Kim L/ (2011). The Act of Teaching 6th Edition.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018

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.

A $30 site fee to be collected at first class session

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018

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

Two Required Texts: Teacher Talk: What it Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and the second available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

23. Undergraduate Course - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment ED 343 (Cazenovia Takes Registrations)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: St. Larence Lewis BOCES (Canton, NY) [map]

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/17/2018

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ED 343 Cazenovia College
This course is designed to provide teachers with an opportunity to study, reflect, question, become knowledgeable about, and develop skills in curriculum, and instructional and assessment methods. Major topics include: using the New York State Common Core Learning Standards to build curricular units and lessons; identifying the characteristics of effective and intentional teaching; designing units that reflect an understanding of how student diversity influences curriculum and learning; writing effective lesson plans for instruction using a variety of approaches & technologies; designing assessments of and for student learning; and learning how to become a reflective practitioner.

To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. Sponsored by Jefferson Lewis BOCES, St, Lawrence Lewis BOCES & Frankling Essex BOCES.

Required Textbook: Cruickshank, D, Jenkins, Deborah Bainer, & Metcalf, Kim L/ (2011). The Act of Teaching 6th Edition.

24. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (EDU 661113)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2018 to 8/26/2018

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

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

25. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Dates: 8/18/2018

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

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2018 to 8/24/2018

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2018 to 8/24/2018

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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



28. Instructional Planning, Strategic Teaching (EDU 661114)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2018 to 8/24/2018

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

29. MAGIC (create Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Curriculum) (EDU 682)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/20/2018 to 8/24/2018

EDU 682 The College of Saint Rose
Create "MAGIC" in the classroom by exploring the creativity of "possibility thinking" with students. Participants design and implement lessons that promote active learning and that encourage student creativity. Increase student achievement in any content area by incorporating the strategies and techniques explored in this course.

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 9/14/2018 to 9/23/2018

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

Required Text(s): Writing as Learning A Content Based Approach, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412949613.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Utica

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

Dates: 9/15/2018 to 10/20/2018

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

Required Text(s): Writing as Learning A Content Based Approach, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412949613.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/15/2018 to 9/29/2018

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 10/4/2018

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

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

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


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

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

Sponsored by Farmingdale Teachers Center

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Alfred G. Berner Middle School (Massapequa, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/20/2018 to 11/29/2018

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

Required Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 9/21/2018 to 10/20/2018

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

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

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/21/2018 to 9/30/2018

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.

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 9/22/2018 to 10/20/2018

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

Required Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 9/24/2018 to 12/10/2018

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

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

Sponsored by the Holland Patent Teacher Center

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/26/2018 to 12/1/2018

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.

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 9/29/2018 to 11/17/2018

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

Required Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 9/29/2018 to 11/3/2018

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.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Spon. by South Huntington EC

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

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

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

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

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

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: North Country Teacher Center (Plattsburgh, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/29/2018 to 10/8/2018

CURI 6514 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661125

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

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

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

44. Professional Learning for Teacher Effectiveness (PLTE) (UNY 710)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 9/29/2018 to 11/10/2018

UNY 710 Adelphi University
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.

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 9/30/2018 to 11/4/2018

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/30/2018 to 10/13/2018

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

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

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 11/5/2018

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

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

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

48. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (UNY 827)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

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

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

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

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2018 to 10/21/2018

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

Two Required Texts: Teacher Talk: What it Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and the second available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD 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.

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2018 to 10/14/2018

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


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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2018 to 10/14/2018

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.

52. Teaching Through Learning Channels (UNY 825)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2018 to 11/20/2018

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

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 10/9/2018 to 11/8/2018

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

Required Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6

54. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (CURI 6560)

Program: Western NY

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

Dates: 10/12/2018 to 10/28/2018

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

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

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Farmingdale Teachers Center

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

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.

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Woodland Middle School (East Meadow, NY) [map]

Dates: 10/19/2018 to 11/9/2018

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

Required Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

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

Required Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6

61. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (CURI 6560)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

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

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

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

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

62. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

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

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

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

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

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


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

Program: Syracuse

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

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

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

Required Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

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

Required Text(s): Writing as Learning A Content Based Approach, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412949613.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

65. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (CURI 6560)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

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

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

66. Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (UNY 826)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

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

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

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

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

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

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

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

68. Exceptionalities: Individualizing Learning (EDU 6015)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center.

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

Program: Western NY

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

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

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

Required Text: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

CURI 6514 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661125

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

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

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

73. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

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

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

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

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

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