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1. SRP Seminar - Managing Student Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/28/2018

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Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar provides effective strategies for communicating expectations to students, creating an environment in which appropriate behaviors are more likely to occur, and helping students learn to make appropriate choices. (3 hours) Location: Pearl River High School - Room Pirates Cove

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 11/29/2018 to 12/13/2018

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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 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

Sponsored by Baldwin Teacher Center & they collect a $30 site fee at first class session. Deadline to register is 11/26/18.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

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

CURI 6514 SUNY Empire State College, was previously EDU 661125

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

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

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

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

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

4. Seminar - Language Acquisition and Learning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2018

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/4/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/4/2018

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

7. Seminar - Language Acquisition and Learning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2018

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

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

UNY 832 Adelphi University
This course focuses on developing critical and creative thinkers who can operate in and competently address the issues and challenges of a global age. It focuses on the practice of critical and creative thinking through the use of thinking routines and promotes student engagement, understanding, and independence by making thinking visible. Participants examine the standards and dispositions of critical and creative thinkers, as they explore precise and emotive language, effective communication, inferential reasoning, logical fallacies, thinking from multiple perspectives, creative problem solving, and media literacy. Based in the context of global issues and challenges, the course models over 21 critical and creative thinking routines for the classroom that make thinking visible, foster collaboration and communication, and enhance engagement and understanding in a culture of thinking.

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/6/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

10. SRP Seminar - ADHD Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/6/2018

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Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

11. 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/


12. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/11/2018

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

13. New Member Seminar - Constructivist Teaching & Learning

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 12/11/2018

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

14. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/12/2018

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

15. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/13/2018

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

16. Seminar - Differentiated Instruction: Connecting with All Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2018

This session raises awareness of research that supports instructional differentiation and examines the basic elements of two differentiation models. The seminar addresses the planning, teaching, and learning aspects of differentiated instruction that all teachers may experience. Connections between the NYS Learning Standards across content areas and the NYS Teaching Standards will also be explored. Pearl River HS Pirates Cove 3 Hour Seminar

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/17/2018

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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)

18. New Member Seminar - Educators Valuing Diversity

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 12/18/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 12/19/2018



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

20. New Member Seminar - Educators Valuing Diversity

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 12/19/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

21. New Member Seminar - Classroom Management

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/3/2019

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 1/4/2019 to 1/24/2019

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 1/4/2019 to 1/13/2019

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 they have enrolled in a total six or more credits that involve face-to-face instruction with an individual institution. (Online course work does not apply)

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

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2019 to 1/20/2019

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/5/2019 to 1/19/2019

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

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

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

26. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (CURI 6516)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/5/2019 to 2/9/2019

CURI 6516 SUNY Empire State College (formerly EDU 661113)
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

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


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

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

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

27. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2019

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.

https://tarrytownlearningcenter.com/locations/

28. Seminar - The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2019

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

29. Seminar - Winning Over the Challenging Student

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

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

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Berner Middle School (Massapequa, NY)

Dates: 1/9/2019 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

31. Seminar - The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2019

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

32. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (CURI 6560)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 1/10/2019 to 1/20/2019

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/10/2019

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)

34. SRP Seminar - Bully, Bullied or Bystander

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/10/2019

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2019 to 1/20/2019

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.

36. 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: 1/12/2019 to 1/21/2019

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

37. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Utica

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

Dates: 1/12/2019

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.

38. Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (CURI 6560)

Program: Rochester

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

Dates: 1/14/2019 to 3/18/2019

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

* March 20 is a make-up snow day

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 1/15/2019

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

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

Dates: 1/15/2019

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/15/2019

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

42. Seminar - Effective Questioning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/16/2019

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. Pearl River High School Pirates Cove (3 hours)

43. SRP Seminar - Family Partnerships to Improve Classroom Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/16/2019

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

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

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/17/2019

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

45. SRP Seminar - Family Partnerships to Improve Classroom Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/17/2019

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 1/20/2019 to 2/2/2019

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

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

47. 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

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)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/22/2019

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/23/2019

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)

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 4/4/2019

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

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

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

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

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

51. Seminar - Teaching Students to Ask Questions

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2019

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

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/25/2019 to 2/10/2019

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.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Dates: 1/25/2019 to 2/22/2019

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.*Feb 23rd is snow day
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

54. 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

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.

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Dates: 1/26/2019 to 2/9/2019

New
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 participants will 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.*Feb 23rd is snow day
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

57. 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

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

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 1/28/2019 to 4/8/2019

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Levittown Teachers' Center (Levittown, NY) [map]

Dates: 1/29/2019 to 4/16/2019

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

60. 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

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

61. 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)

62. 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)

63. 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.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. 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

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.

67. 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

New
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.

68. 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.

69. 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

70. 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)

71. 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

Closed
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)

72. 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

73. 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)

74. 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)

75. 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)

76. SRP Seminar - Cognitive Strategies and Engagement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/12/2019

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)

77. 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)

78. 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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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.

80. 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

81. 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

82. 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.

83. 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.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. 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.

87. 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

88. 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.*Feb 23rd is snow day
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

89. 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.

90. 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.

91. 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.

92. 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)

93. 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

94. 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/


95. 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)

96. 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.

97. 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

98. 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.

99. 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.

100. 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.

101. 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.