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1. Online Session II: Undergraduate Course - Assessment of Learning EDN 401 - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 23, 2024)

Location: online course

EDN 401 Russel Sage College

Course dates 7/15/24-8/23/24
This course explores assessment in the instructional process. The role of assessment will be examined as a key component of organizing and creating a classroom culture, planning lessons, delivering instruction, and examining how students have grown as a result of instruction. This course is appropriate for teachers, assistants, and other support staff who each play a role in assessing student growth and performance. Participants will learn to use tools and approaches to classroom assessment such as observations, performance-based assessments, checklists, portfolios, and achievement tests. (3 credits)

**$15 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

Two Required Texts:Advancing Formative Assessment, ,ISBN# 13: 978-1-4166-2669-5 & Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know,ISBN# 978-0-13-556910-8

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

2. Online Session II: Undergraduate Course - Classroom Management: Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment EDN 402 - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 23, 2024)

Location: online course

EDN 402 Russel Sage College

Course dates 7/15/24-8/23/24
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. Maximum class size of 20. (3 credits)

**$15 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

Required Text:Classroom Management: Creating a Successful K-12 Learning Community, ,ISBN# 978-1-119-63998-5

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

3. Online Session II: Undergraduate Course - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment EDN 403 - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 23, 2024)

Location: online course

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EDN 403 Russel Sage College

Course dates 7/15/24-8/23/24
This course is designed to provide teachers with an opportunity to study, reflect, question, become knowledgeable about, and develop skills in curriculum, and instructional and assessment methods. Major topics include: using the New York State Common Core Learning Standards to build curricular units and lessons; identifying the characteristics of effective and intentional teaching; designing units that reflect an understanding of how student diversity influences curriculum and learning; writing effective lesson plans for instruction using a variety of approaches & technologies; designing assessments of and for student learning; and learning how to become a reflective practitioner. Maximum class size of 20. (3 credits)

**$15 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

Required Text:Looking in Classrooms, 11th edition ISBN# 13: 978-1-13864-651-3

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

4. Online Session II: Undergraduate Course - Human Development EDN 404 - Section 2

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 23, 2024)

Location: online course

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EDN 404 Russel Sage College

Course dates 7/15/24-8/23/24
This course provides an overview of the theories, current research, and controversial issues in human development from birth to adolescence. It focuses on the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of learners with different abilities and needs in the school environment. Various aspects of developmental contexts are explored, including heredity, culture, community, socioeconomic level/backgrounds, family, and school environment. Maximum class size of 20. (3 credits)

**$15 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

Required Text: Child Development and Education, 7th edition, by McDevitt, Ormrod ISBN# 13: 978-0-13-480677-8 or ISBN#10: 0-13-480677-8

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

5. Online Session II: Undergraduate Course - Intro to Exceptionalities EDN 405 - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 23, 2024)

Location: online course

Closed
EDN 405 Russel Sage College

Course dates 7/15/24-8/23/24
This course provides an overview of the education of children and youth with exceptionalities, focusing on those with disabilities and giftedness. Among the areas covered are: a review of the historical, philosophical and legal foundations of special education and other exceptionalities; definitions of exceptionalities and their prevalence, causes and characteristics. In addition, the course will cover current issues and trends in regard to how and where these children are educated. Maximum class size of 20. (3 credits)

**$15 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

Required Text:Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education,12th edition by William L. Heward ISBN# 13: 978-0-13575-662-1

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6. Online Session II: Undergraduate Course - Intro to Exceptionalities EDN 405 - Section 2

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 23, 2024)

Location: online course

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EDN 405 Russel Sage College

Course dates 7/15/24-8/23/24
This course provides an overview of the education of children and youth with exceptionalities, focusing on those with disabilities and giftedness. Among the areas covered are: a review of the historical, philosophical and legal foundations of special education and other exceptionalities; definitions of exceptionalities and their prevalence, causes and characteristics. In addition, the course will cover current issues and trends in regard to how and where these children are educated. Maximum class size of 20. (3 credits)

**$15 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

Required Text:Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education,12th edition by William L. Heward ISBN# 13: 978-0-13575-662-1

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

7. Online Session II: Undergraduate Course - Introduction to Reading: Teaching Children to Read EDN 406 - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 23, 2024)

Location: online course

EDN 406 Russel Sage College

Course dates 7/15/24-8/23/24
Examination and analysis of effective literacy instruction for students at all levels. Includes the exploration of appropriate techniques for English language learners and students with special needs. Techniques for continued assessment in reading, remediation, and enrichment will also be discussed. Maximum class size of 20. (3 credits)

**$15 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

Required Text:Teaching Children to Read: the Teacher Makes the Difference by Ruetzel and CooterISBN# 13: 978-0-13-474253-3

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

8. Online Session III - Adolescent Development Grades 7-12 (CURI 6501) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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CURI 6501 SUNY Empire State University (formerly EDU 661117)
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
This course covers adolescent development as it relates to the 7-12 educational context. Topics that are covered include physical development, developmental learning theories, personal, social and emotional development, learner differences, social cognition, behaviorism, information processing, constructing and assessing understanding, and creating positive classroom learning environments. Written assignments will integrate theoretical and research-based concepts with classroom practice.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: Adolescence, 18th Edition,ISBN13: 9781260449204.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

9. Online Session III - Adolescent Literacy Grades 7-12 (CURI 6502) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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CURI 6502 SUNY Empire State University (formerly EDU 661220)
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
This course is designed for classroom teachers in grades 7-12 as well as individuals interested in adolescent literacy. As the course progresses, students will take an in-depth look at what adolescent literacy looks like in the 21st century American classroom, including increased awareness of Common Core Standards as they apply to content area literacy instruction. The role literacy plays in how adolescents construct meaning of the world, and their place in it will forefront instruction, discussions, and assignments.

Literacy is no longer the sole responsibility of the reading and English teacher. Research has shown that elevating literacy levels enhances the learning and performance of learners in all of the content areas. It is difficult for students to succeed in any content area if they cannot read instructions, interpret word problems, write up the results of a lab report, or interpret visual texts. Strategies and motivational techniques that encourage native English speakers and students who are learning English as a New Language to develop and refine their proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing, both in school and in out of school settings, will be explored.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Required Text(s): I Read It, But I Don't Get It Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers, ISBN #9781571100894.
Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners,Grades 7-12, ISBN #9781412996471

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

10. Online Session III - Beginning Reading Pre K-2 (CURI 6572) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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CURI 6572 SUNY Empire State University
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
Participants learn a variety of decoding activities in phonemic awareness, alphabetic principles, letter-sound correspondence, and phonics and word recognition. Model literacy centers where students can be independent and creative while reinforcing literacy skill building and content-area study skills are examined. Participants identify and incorporate instructional strategies and assessments into their teaching that improves student reading abilities.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks.

Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Teaching Reading in the 21st Century Motivating All Learners, ISBN #9780135196755

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

This course is approved by NYS Education Dept. for Early Childhood Development Level, Birth-Grade 2, Pedagogical Core as well as Literacy: Teaching Literacy Skills Methods (for certificate title that require 6 credits in literacy) Certifications.

11. Online Session III - Behavior Management and Intervention (SPED 6045) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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SPED 6045 SUNY Empire State University
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
This course is designed to help pre-service and in-service teachers identify, record, evaluate, and intervene with students who are displaying behavioral difficulties in the classroom. The course teaches universal and targeted behavior management assessments, techniques, and interventions for special educators within school-wide, classroom, and individual settings. This course focuses on both low and high-incidence emotional and behavioral problems encountered in general and special education environments. Specific emphasis will be on understanding the characteristics and interventions that work with the most challenging students, and assessment and intervention techniques for students with intensive behavioral needs will be emphasized. Intervention techniques will include functional behavior assessment, positive behavior support, crisis management, and applied behavior analysis. Students will learn how to develop classroom and individual behavior management plans.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Behavior Management:Positive Applications for Teachers, 7th edition, ISBN-13: 9780134019086

12. Online Session III - Building Mathematical Understanding Grades 3-5 (CURI 6504) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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CURI 6504 SUNY Empire State University (formerly EDU 661116)
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
This course is intended to help those who teach mathematics in Grades 3-5 understand the mathematical content, how mathematical ideas develop, and how to implement successful teaching practices that make it more likely for students to grasp and be comfortable with mathematics. The course includes research findings on which the teaching of solid mathematics is based. It highlights teacher practices that researchers found to be associated with greater learning of mathematics and that teachers found to be relevant and vital for teaching mathematics in all grades K-12 with a focus on grades 3-5.

The course aligns the Ten Principles of Thinking Mathematics, the NYS P-12 Learning Standards for Mathematics, the Standards of Mathematical Practice and the National Research Council's Strands of Mathematical Proficiency, all vital frameworks for teaching mathematics. The research behind these principles is explained with models and explanations from within multiplicative structures and discusses the implications for teaching multiplication and division which is the essence of the work of Grades 3-5.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

13. Online Session III - Building Positive Connections with Diverse Families and Communities (CURI 6505) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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CURI 6505 SUNY Empire State University (formerly EDU 661101)
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. Participants will have a collection of tools, resources and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.



All materials on Moodle platform-no textbook required.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

14. Online Session III - Exceptionalities: Individualizing Learning (EDUC 6015) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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EDUC 6015 SUNY Empire State University

Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
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.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

One Required Textbook: Exceptional Lives:Practice, Progress & Dignity in Today's Schools ISBN-13:978-0-13-498433-9 or ISBN-10: 0-13-498433-1

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

15. Online Session III - Introduction to History of Special Education Law (SPED 6005) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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SPED 6005 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the history of education law and the history of education of students with disabilities, advocacy, and disability laws from the mid-20th century. Students will be introduced to the role and responsibilities of the special education teacher in their legal obligation to the exceptional student, parents, and school. Particular emphasis will be placed on federal and New York State Education Department Law- Part 200 mandates and current special education laws and core issues that developed from the disability movement: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA (PL 94-142), No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Individualized Education Programs (IEP), Parental Rights and Procedural Safeguards, Due Process, introduction to initiatives such as PBIS, FBA and RTI, and future litigation as it comes into effect. 3 graduate credits.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Texts: Special Education Law. 6th ed., ISBN#:978-1-5443-8822-9 - and Case Studies in Special Education Law: No Child Left Behind Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, ISBN #978-013-2186-28-5.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

16. Online Session III - Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom (CURI 6521) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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CURI 6521 SUNY Empire State University (formerly EDU 661115)
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
Teaching all children to read is a critical responsibility of our elementary teachers. In this course, participants will learn and share the knowledge and skills they will need to be highly effective elementary teachers of literacy. The course will integrate what we have known is good teaching of literacy in the past and will expand the teachers' skills needed to meet the NYS P-12 Learning Standards. The inclusion of diverse students with various needs requires teachers of today to team with other professionals to plan and create an instructional environment that teaches all students to read.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: All Children Read:Teaching for Literacy in Today's Diverse Classrooms,ISBN#9780134894652

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

17. Online Session III - Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development (EDUC 6010) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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EDUC 6010 SUNY Empire State University
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
This course explores theories of middle child and adolescent development and educational psychology within the contexts of families, cultures, communities and schools. The course will focus on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development; theories of learning and teaching; genetic and environmental factors affecting development; individual differences in abilities and developmental patterns; developmental issues and learning needs of students with special needs; and best practices for teaching, assessment, and creating a positive and motivating learning environment.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: Adolescence, 18th Edition, ISBN13: 9781260449204.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

18. Online Session III - Middle Level Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (CURI 6579) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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CURI 6579 SUNY Empire State University
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
Addressing the middle school teacher, the course focuses on the essential teaching repertoire necessary to meet the diverse needs of the young adolescent. It is a comprehensive treatment of curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies that increase student achievement in middle level education. There is a focus on standards-based curriculum that delineates a process for backward design of subject matter content. Authentic assessment strategies are integrated throughout the curriculum, development, and instructional areas.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: Introduction to Middle Level Education (4th Edition) ISBN #978-01349-8680-7.

**$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable

19. Online Session III - Psychoeducational Assessment Practices and IEP Development and Implementation (SPED 6060) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 20, 2024)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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SPED 6060 SUNY Empire State University
Course dates 7/15/24-9/20/24
This course focuses on special education processes, including screening, assessment, Individualized Education Program (IEP) development/ monitoring, and evaluation. Referral and assessment for special education eligibility, norm-referenced and teacher-developed assessments, legal and procedural issues in IEP development, and strategies for assessing students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds will be included. The course will include discussion and practice of the components of effective assessment, including examination of evaluation procedures, from pre-referral intervention, eligibility/placement decision making to progress monitoring of scientifically-based instructional interventions based on Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Focus will include academic, affective, behavioral, work-study skill, adaptive functioning, and environmental measures. Students will also learn how to interpret and evaluate the psychometric properties of psychoeducational assessments as part of choosing valid and reliable assessment tools. Additional course topics will address emerging evaluation trends, test modifications/accommodations, parent involvement in the IEP process, and progress monitoring and reporting.

Registration deadline is 7/10/24 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.



Required Textbook: Assessing Students with Special Needs 8th edition, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-457570-4