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1. 10 hour Online Seminar - Advanced Assessment Strategies (WKS PLS47)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: III.6, V.I, V.2, V.3, V.4, V.5, VI.3
Danielson Aligned: 1F,3D

Deepening Knowledge: Advanced Level

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore strategies to diversify and provide choice among assessments (including group/team assessments) that are aligned with outcomes and Common Core State Standards. This seminar also examines how to effectively share assignments, assessments, and rubrics with additional audiences (e.g., parents, school, community, blogs, and websites) in order to inform, improve, and acquire meaningful feedback from multiple perspectives about the entire assessment experience.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

2. 10 hour Online Seminar - Enhancing Knowledge of Students (WKS PLS29)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.1, I.2, I.3, I.5, II.6, III.2, III.4, III.6, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1B

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Previously titled: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students

In this seminar, participants will explore student cognitive, social, and emotional developmental stages. The seminar also explores how to address gaps and avoid misconceptions about student development and capability. With a solid foundation in developmental patterns, participants will apply and evaluate strategies designed to engage their students with content.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

3. 10 hour Online Seminar - Fundamentals of Assessment (WKS PLS45)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: III.6, V.1, V.2, V.3, V.4
Danielson Aligned: 1F,3D

Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar examines the fundamentals of planning and designing both formative and summative assessments that are congruent with instructional outcomes. Participants will design new and improve existing assessments (aligned with outcomes and Common Core State Standards) to use with their students.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

4. 10 hour Online Seminar - Instruction in Assessment (WKS PLS46)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: III.6, V.1, V.2, V.3, VI.3
Danielson Aligned: 1F,3D

Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will gain extensive experience with monitoring and adjusting student learning, providing feedback to students, and facilitating student self-assessment and progress monitoring. This seminar also explores uses for authentic and performance assessment as well as increased uses of formative assessment (aligned with outcomes and Common Core State Standards.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

5. 10 hour Online Seminar - Responsive Teaching: Advanced (WKS PLS50)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, I.3, I.4, 1.5, III.3, III.4, III.6, IV.4, V.2, V.3
Danielson Aligned: 3E

Deepening Knowledge: Advanced Level
*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Previously titled: Advanced Strategies for Flexible and Responsive Teaching

Participants will examine when to make major or minor adjustments to a lesson/unit, opportunities for teachable moments that build on student interests, and persistent approaches for students who need help. More responsibility is passed along to students who can offer feedback about what is and isn't working. Participants will become advocates for students, educating families, and forming effective partnerships with students, teachers, and other stakeholders.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

6. 10 hour Online Seminar - Responsive Teaching: Intermediate (WKS PLS49)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, I.3, II.1, II.3, II.4, III.1, III.3, III.4, III.5
Danielson Aligned: 3E

Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Previously titled: Flexible and Responsive Teaching

Participants will explore the teacher's role in a classroom environment specifically designed to support self-directed student learning and teacher-student collaboration. This seminar examines the instructional flexibility teachers need to create a repertoire of alternate activities and strategies, and have the ability to rapidly implement them.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

7. 15 hour Online Seminar - Responsive Teaching: Basic (WKS PLS48)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, I.3, II.1, II.2, II.3, II.4, II.5, III.1, III.3, III.4, III.5
Danielson Aligned: 3E

Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Previously titled: Fundamentals of Flexible and Responsive Teaching


This seminar explores the essential foundation a teacher needs to accommodate student interests, explain outcomes, create activities, and design instruction to ensure engagement and success among all students in a flexible and responsive classroom. Participants will examine, implement, and reflect on the basics of lesson adjustment, teachable moments, and seek resources for students who need help.

Participants have a maximum of 90 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

8. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Academic Language for English Learners: What Teachers Need to Know (WKS ELL2) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: On-Line

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Academic language development is a critical component of instruction for all learners. As a result, both the NYS ELA/Literacy Standards, as well as the NYS Bilingual Common Core Progressions, focus closely on academic language development. This seminar will help general education teachers target and improve academic language for all learners across disciplines and grade levels, particularly those who are learning English. Participants will identify the differences between social and academic language, analyze the academic language demands of a text, and examine research-based strategies for targeting academic language development in all domains of language. Participants will reflect on and strategically redesign a lesson based on NYS standards and best practices for English learners.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

9. 5 hour Online Seminar - Advanced Grouping Strategies (WKS PLS41)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.3, II.2, II.6, III.1, IV.3, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 1E, 2C, 3C

Deepening Knowledge: Advanced Level

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will create several alternative resources for grouping students, with a focus on differentiation. This seminar explores advanced use of materials and resources that support outcomes and engage students in meaningful learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

10. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Advocating for English Language Learners Within the Scope of State and Federal Law (WKS ELL29) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: On-Line

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
In an ever-shifting political and regulatory environment, teachers have more responsibility than ever before to not only teach but advocate for ELLs and their families. This seminar will familiarize participants with laws and regulations regarding ENL education both historically and in the present day, as well as those laws and regulations that are germane to many ELLs and their families, including but not limited to issues related to immigration and civil rights. Furthermore, participants will learn of support services available to ELLs and best practices in advocacy.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

11. 5 hour Online Seminar - Classroom Communication (WKS PLS1)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: III.1, III.3, IV.3, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 3A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore methods for engaging students in meaningful work, clarifying limits, facilitating student choice, and encouraging accurate communication.


Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

12. 5 hour Online Seminar - Classroom to Workforce Connection Part I (WKS PLS54)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

Danielson Aligned: 1D, 4D

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will leverage relevant resources to ensure a classroom-to-career workforce connection. This module emphasizes the need to access existing and current government research as well as employer job vacancies to make connections between actual workforce needs as well as the relationship to classroom content and career readiness. Participants will also take the next step with a stakeholder action plan and build the relationship between career readiness in the learner to the jobs in the workplace. As those connections are made, participants will align instructional content and curriculum to current workforce demands to prepare students for postsecondary career success with relevant content.

In this module you will:

* Interpret workforce analysis and statistics in relationship to regional job opportunities.
* Identify key employers within an economic region.
* Align job vacancy requirements to classroom content and instruction to support local workforce needs.
* Collaborate with a workforce stakeholder to develop a workplace experience action plan.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

13. 5 hour Online Seminar - Classroom to Workforce Connection Part II (WKS PLS55)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

Danielson Aligned: 1D, 4D

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore ways to sustain a partnership with an employer in their workforce region to support an alignment of instructional content to a pathway (if applicable) or to specific cluster careers in that industry sector. Participants will also partner with at least two cross-curricular teachers to develop a lesson plan for an authentic project-based learning experience. Connections will sustain the industry partnership to provide work-based learning opportunities for teachers and students to better prepare students for post-secondary career success to advance meaningful career pathways.

In this module you will:

* Plan the next steps from the action plan developed in the "Classroom to Workforce Connection Part I."
* Analyze the graphic developed from the action plan in "Classroom to Workforce Connection Part I" to extract the skills and related course content aligned to the job vacancies in a specific career within the industry sector employer.
* Develop a cross-curricular lesson plan for an authentic project-based learning experience within that industry sector.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

14. 5 hour Online Seminar - Communicating Clear Directions and Procedures (WKS PLS 2)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: III.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 3A

Previously titled: Communicating Directions and Procedures

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will define rules, directions, and procedures as they apply to the classroom and analyze strategies for effectively communicating them to students. This seminar shares strategies for practicing and reinforcing classroom procedures as well as how to evaluate methods for communicating directions clearly to all students.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

15. 5 hour Online Seminar - Content Exploration and Student Engagement (WKS PLS 3)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.I, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.4, III.5, IV.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 3C

Previously titled: Student Engagement and Exploration


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
When student engagement is minds-on (involving intellectual activity), students develop their understanding through what they do. This seminar examines how to engage students in intellectual, active exploration with important and challenging content.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

16. 5 hour Online Seminar - Creating a Caring Classroom Culture (WKS PLS36)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.5, IV.2, IV.1, IV.4, VI.1
Danielson Aligned: 2A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

Previously titled: Creating a Culture of Respect and Rapport

This seminar emphasizes the foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can inform and sustain their leadership abilities.


Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

17. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Culturally Responsive Classrooms (WKS ELL6) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: On-Line

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
In order to meet the needs our diverse student population, educators must possess the mindset and skills needed to foster a positive learning environment for all students as it is critical to their academic success. Culturally responsive instructional practices honor and support this diversity, connecting learning to students' cultural and linguistic background while building on prior experiences. As a result, educators create an inclusive environment that is accessible and relatable to all students. In this seminar, participants will learn how to build on their current practices to create a culturally responsive classroom for their students. The goal of culturally responsive teaching is to instruct in a way that ensures engage in cognitively demanding tasks that foster independent learning by increasing student engagement and strengths-based mindset.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

18. 5 hour Online Seminar - Demonstrating Student Pride (WKS PLS 4)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: III.5, IV.1, 1V.2
Danielson Aligned: 2B

Previously titled: Student Pride in Work


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will examine how students can support and encourage one another while also taking pride in their accomplishments. Participants will also explore student risk taking in a safe environment, reflection, encouragement, peer review, and goal setting.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

19. 5 hour Online Seminar - Designing Lessons, Units, and Learning Activities (WKS PLS 5)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, 1.3, II.4, II.5, III.1, III.3, V.I, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1E

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will examine how to create and differentiate learning activities that are tightly aligned to instructional outcomes and suitable to all students. They will also explore how to design lesson and unit structures that are clear, progress evenly, allow for different pathways according to diverse student needs, accommodate content that is connected to other disciplines, and allow for transfer of learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

20. 5 hour Online Seminar - Educators as Systems Change Agents (WKS PLS52)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

Danielson Aligned: 1B, 3C, 3E

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore how they may create a culturally responsive classroom through equitable teaching practices. The effects of implicit bias and vulnerable decision points are explored. Participants will create an action plan designed to help them implement culturally responsive teaching and support colleagues to do the same.

In this module you will:

* Examine how to create a culturally responsive classroom through equitable teaching practices.
* Explore how Vulnerable Decision Points help mitigate implicit bias in classrooms and promote equitable practices.
* Create an action plan with three goals and steps to follow to become a better systems change agent to students and colleagues.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

21. 5 hour Online Seminar - Effective Recordkeeping (WKS PLS 6)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: V.2, V.3, V.4, VI.4
Danielson Aligned: 4B

Previously titled: Maintaining Accurate Records


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
In this seminar, participants will explore how to keep accurate records of instructional and noninstructional events, including completion of assignments, student progress in learning, school records outside of the classroom, and student responsibility for contributing to and maintaining these records.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

22. 5 hour Online Seminar - Effective Uses of Language (WKS PLS7)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: III.3, IV.2, V.2, V.5
Danielson Aligned: 3A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar examines the need for spoken and written language that is clear and correct, with vocabulary appropriate to students' ages and interests. Participants will explore how language influences students' understanding of what they are expected to do as well as the rationale behind it. Methods for bringing content to life through strategies such as metaphor, analogy, vocabulary, and expressive language will be examined.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace and will receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

23. 5 hour Online Seminar - Engaging Instructional Groups (WKS PLS39)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: II.2, III.1, III.5, IV.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 1E, 2C, 3C

Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
In this seminar, participants will discover strategies for forming and adjusting engaging, productive instructional groups where students assume some responsibility for their group's productivity. This seminar introduces grouping methods, how to assign roles and responsibilities, and creating expectations for group work.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

24. 5 hour Online Seminar - Enhancing Knowledge of Resources (WKS PLS8)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4, I.5, II.2, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 1D

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Previously titled: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources

Participants will evaluate the resources available to them and their students, including those used in the classroom, those available outside the classroom, those for teachers to advance their professional knowledge and skill, and those that provide noninstructional assistance to students.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

25. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Equitable Assessment: Implications for Instruction of English Learners (WKS ELL23) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: On-Line

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Assessment is a powerful tool for teachers as the results are a quantifiable measure of students knowledge of the content. As an integral part of the teaching and learning cycles, assessment is a key focus for the teachers of English learners as it influences future instructional practice. This online seminar will guide participants through understanding the critical role both formative and summative assessments play and exploring practical assessment strategies for validly measuring English learners knowledge in various content and grade-level classrooms. Over the course of the seminar, participants will reflect on a formative or summative assessment and design a valid, differentiated assessment for English learners as a way to apply the information in a practical classroom setting.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

26. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Establishing an Optimal Co-teaching Classroom with English Learners in Mind (WKS ELL24) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 25, 2020)

Location: On-Line

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
What do teachers need to know and do prior to stepping in front of students as a co-teaching team? Participants of this online seminar will learn how to create a positive relationship by building a foundation for collaboration, welcoming the strengths and contributions each teacher brings to the partnership, and exploring ways to establish a presence where there is trust and respect. Through the co-teaching models for various classroom environments, participants will gain planning strategies to aid all students to learn at higher levels.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

27. 5 hour Online Seminar - Evaluating Professional Performance (WKS PLS9)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.3, II.5, VI.1, VI.2, VI.3, VII.1, VII.2
Danielson Aligned: 4A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Previously titled: Reflecting on Teaching


This seminar synthesizes the teacher's need to reflect upon planning, implementation, assessment, and follow-up in order to decide what was effective about the lesson and where revisions are necessary. Participants will evaluate a lesson's effectiveness, success in achieving outcomes, alternative actions, and student/teacher reflection.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

28. 5 hour Online Seminar - Explaining Content: Student to Student (WKS PLS10)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.1, I.6, II.2, II.3, II.4, II.6, III.1, III.4, III.5, IV.2, IV.3, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 3A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore strategies for facilitating student-centered and peer-to-peer learning. Utilizing approaches that integrate 21st Century skills, this seminar explores tools that effectively engage students in the collaborative learning process.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

29. 5 hour Online Seminar - Explaining Content: Teacher to Student (WKS PLS11)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.3, I.6, II.1, II.2, II.3, II.6, III.1, III.3, III.4, III.5, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 3A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore how to effectively present, explain, and design activities related to content. This seminar also examines strategies and activities that teachers can apply to make connections to student interests, experiences, backgrounds, and prior knowledge.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

30. 5 hour Online Seminar - Facilitating Classroom Discussions (WKS PLS12)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.2, III.1, III.4, III.5, IV.2, IV.3, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will learn how to implement effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques to help them encourage, redirect, engage, and challenge students in successful classroom discussions that enhance student learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

31. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Intervention and Identification: Supporting ELLs with Ability Differences (WKS ELL25) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: On-Line

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Although all students demonstrate a wide range of strengths, needs, and social characteristics, the increasing diversity among English language learners (ELLs) presents puzzling questions for education professionals. This is especially true of ELLs who, despite receiving appropriate language-related supports and services, still do not demonstrate adequate growth or achievement in school. In these cases, we ask the question: Is this issue related to language acquisition or to disability? In this online seminar, you will explore critical issues related to interventions for ELLs who present unique learning challenges, as well as the assessment and disability identification processes which occur once intervention is proven ineffective.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

32. 5 hour Online Seminar - Involving and Interacting with Families (WKS PLS13)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.4, VI.1, VI.3
Danielson Aligned: 4C

Previously titled: Communicating with Families


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar examines how and when teachers should provide information about student progress and the instructional program to families. Participants will explore how to successfully engage families in the instructional program with professionalism and keen cultural sensitivity, as well as how students can participate and contribute ideas to the program.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

33. 5 hour Online Seminar - Learning Expectations (WKS PLS14)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.3, I.5, II.3, II.4, II.5, III.3, V.2, VII.1
Danielson Aligned: 3A

Previously titled: Setting Expectations for Learning

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore when and how to make the purposes of their lessons or units clear, position those lessons around key concepts for broader learning, and link them to student interests. This seminar examines ways teachers can communicate to students the importance of what they are undertaking and clarify what they are learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

34. 5 hour Online Seminar - Organizing the Physical Classroom (WKS PLS15)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.5, IV.4, VI.2, VI.4
Danielson Aligned: 2E

Previously titled: Organizing Physical Space


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will analyze needs and make adjustments to ensure a safe physical classroom environment. They will examine appropriate resources for classroom and student use, furniture arrangement conducive to activities, designing the physical layout of the classroom, and selecting resources for classroom and student use to ensure that all students can see and hear classroom events.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

35. 5 hour Online Seminar - Participating in Student-Led Discussions (WKS PLS16)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: II.2, II.3, II.5, III.1, III.5, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore techniques designed to ensure that all students contribute to classroom discussions in an environment where students help to ensure that all voices are heard. This seminar explores how to ask high-quality questions that deepen student understanding, methods for promoting student learning through discussion, and ways to ensure meaningful student contributions to the discussions.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

36. 5 hour Online Seminar - Preparing to Participate: Student-Led Discussions (WKS PLS17)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: II.2, II.3, II.5, III.1, III.5, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 3B

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore how to teach their students to ask high-quality questions and ways to invite all students' views to be heard. A solid foundation of student responsibility and accountability create the conditions that must be in place for meaningful discussions where all voices are heard and listened to.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

37. 5 hour Online Seminar - Productive Student Grouping (WKS PLS40)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.3, I.5, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.4, III.5, III.6, IV.2, IV.3, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1E, 2C, 3C

Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar focuses on student choice in grouping, student reflection, and further explores more complex grouping methods as well as teaching students how to work productively. Participants will explore how to develop groups that meet the intended learning of lessons.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

38. 5 hour Online Seminar - Self-Awareness and Reflective Practices for Equitable (WKS PLS51)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

Danielson Aligned: 3E, 4A, 4E

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore their implicit biases and the effect these biases have on teachers, students, school leaders, parents, and other stakeholders. Socialization filters, how biases are formed, the impact of making assumptions about individuals, and exploring definitions of equity are among the topics in this module.

In this module you will:

* Create a definition for classroom equity.
* Examine implicit bias and the effects it may have on others.
* Recognize the impacts of socialization and how it contributes to bias.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

39. 5 hour Online Seminar - Social Emotional Learning and Career Ready Skills (WKS PLS53)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

Danielson Aligned: 1B, 2A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will examine the need for social emotional learning in the school setting. By understanding the underlying principles of social emotional learning, participants will explore the critical connection to much needed employability skills - career ready skill categories that include Self-Awareness and Self-Management, Establishing and Maintaining Relationships, and Social Problem Solving Skills. Exploring the impact of career ready skills on achievement and employability, participants will reflect on how to create better awareness of this skill set in the broader school community and what next steps may occur to begin the process of integration.

In this module you will:

* Identify and describe the qualities of social emotional learning (SEL) in specific reference to the Pennsylvania's Career Ready Skills (PA CRS).
* Assess the effects of PA CRS on student achievement, engagement, and employment readiness.
* Design strategies to incorporate career ready skills into a learning environment.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

40. 5 hour Online Seminar - Sparking Student Engagement (WKS PLS18)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, II.5, III.1, III.5, IV.2
Danielson Aligned: 2B

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
In this seminar, participants will implement and evaluate various instructional strategies such as project-based learning and active learning to promote engagement and participation in the classroom.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

41. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Strategies for SIFE Success! (WKS ELL26) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: On-Line

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE) are English language learners who enter U.S. schools at least two years below grade level in reading and/or math in their native language due to underschooling. These learners bring with them rich cultural and life experiences, but are doing double the work in learning English and academic skills simultaneously. Teachers looking for support in how to address the intense needs of this population will benefit from this course. In this seminar, participants will examine common characteristics and experiences of the SIFE population, and learn how to design classroom environments and apply specific strategies that honor students' backgrounds to foster SIFE success.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

42. 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Grouping and Supportive Resources (WKS PLS19)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.6, II.6, III.1, IV.3, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 1E

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will examine appropriate uses of technology, groups designed to enhance student learning, and materials and resources that are suitable to all students. This seminar emphasizes the need for student choice and input in the design process.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

43. 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Learning and Achievement (WKS PLS20)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.4, I.5, II.2, III.3, IV.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 2B

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Previously titled: Expectations for Learning and Achievement


Participants will evaluate how teacher, student, family, and school community involvement create accountability for student achievement in which all members support the value of learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

44. 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Participation in Purposeful Discussions (WKS PLS21)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: III.1, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Previously titled: Student Participation


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar examines how to facilitate animated classroom discussions where all students are engaged, all perspectives are sought, and all voices are heard. Participants will construct a student-centered classroom where students assume responsibility for maintaining momentum and equality in discussions.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

45. 5 hour Online Seminar - Teacher-to-Student Interactions (WKS PLS37)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.4, I.5, IV.1, VI.3, VI.1
Danielson Aligned: 2A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

This seminar examines the teacher's role of interacting with students in an environment of respect and rapport. Participants will explore when and how to use effective verbal and nonverbal skills and work with families to enhance their relationships with students.


Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

46. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Transforming the Lives of Students with Trauma-Informed Schools (WKS ELL30) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: On-Line

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Designed for K-12 educators and school-related professionals, this 5-hour online seminar addresses how trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impact students' abilities to form trusting relationships, learn new concepts and self-regulate their behaviors in and out of school. The impact of early trauma on brain development and early attachment will be explored. While the topics addressed are relevant for supporting and sustaining the needs of ALL students, time will be spent examining trauma specifically experienced by ELLs such as the impact of prior experiences, pre-flight, flight and post-flight, and how to create a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to learning. The ideas presented will provide a new lens through which to see maladaptive behaviors and provide the necessary tools and strategies to support student healing and growth, both academically and social-emotionally.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

47. 5 hour Online Seminar - Types of Learning Activities (WKS PLS22)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, III.4, IV.2,
Danielson Aligned: 3C

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar focuses exclusively on types of learning activities that promote deep learning aligned with the goals of the lesson and allow students to exercise some choice.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

48. 5 hour Online Seminar - Working with Volunteers and Paraprofessionals (WKS PLS22)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: VI.1, VI.2, VI.4, VII.1, VII.3, VII.4
Danielson Aligned: 2C

Previously titled: Supervising Volunteers and Paraprofessionals

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Volunteers and paraprofessionals can make substantive contribution to the classroom environment. Participants will acquire the skills to support volunteers and paraprofessionals, including developing guidelines, explaining duties, providing training, and discussing standards.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

49. 7 hour Online Seminar - Generating Purposeful Discussions (WKS PLS24)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.6, II.2, III.1, III.2, III.4, III.6, IV.2, IV.3, V.1, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Previously titled: Discussion Techniques


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar explores how effective discussion techniques promote student engagement with content, create opportunities for students to reflect upon what they have learned, and encourage student consideration of new possibilities. Participants will evaluate how to support a classroom where students assume high levels of participation in classroom discussions and take responsibility for their own learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

50. 8 hour Online Seminar - Classroom Management Procedures (WKS PLS25)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: IV.3, IV.4, VI.4
Danielson Aligned: 2C

Previously titled: Managing Classroom Procedures


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar explores seamless integration of transitions, routines for handling materials and supplies, and performance of noninstructional duties. Participants will explore how to encourage students to assume responsibility for ensuring efficient procedures in a well-managed classroom.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

51. 8 hour Online Seminar - Demonstrating Professionalism: Advanced (WKS PLS44)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: VI.1, VI.2, VI.3, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3
Danielson Aligned: 4F

Deepening Knowledge: Advanced Level
*Available to NYSUT Members Only.

Previously titled: Enhancing Professionalism


Participants in the advanced seminar will explore their roles in supporting novice teachers, facilitating professional learning communities, taking the lead on school and district projects, facilitating a peer feedback program, and overseeing professional growth plans.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

52. 8 hour Online Seminar - Demonstrating Professionalism: Basic (WKS PLS42)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: IV.1, VI.1, VI.4, VII.1, VII.2, VII.4
Danielson Aligned: 4D

Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

Previously titled: Exploring Professionalism


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will be introduced to the benefits of a professional learning community and a culture of professional inquiry where they share strategies and develop relationships with colleagues. Participants will also explore the professional benefits of providing volunteer services to school and district projects, strategies and methods to stay informed about content and pedagogy, seeking out and welcoming feedback from colleagues, and creating a professional growth plan.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

53. 8 hour Online Seminar - Demonstrating Professionalism: Intermediate (WKS PLS43)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: VI.1, VI.2, VI.4, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3, VII.4
Danielson Aligned: 4E

Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

Previously titled: Developing Professionalism


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will experience the benefits of a professional learning community and explore how they can promote a culture of professional inquiry. This seminar emphasizes the need for a developing professional to assume leadership role among faculty, participate in school and district projects, facilitate opportunities for professional development, observe and provide feedback to colleagues, and assist peers with their professional growth plans.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

54. 8 hour Online Seminar - Effective Instructional Outcomes (WKS PLS26)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.3, II.4, III.3, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1C

Previously titled: Setting Instructional Outcomes


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
In this seminar, participants will create and analyze instructional outcomes that represent high expectations and rigor, build on prior learning, and connect to other disciplines. They will offer careful consideration of assessment methods (how students will demonstrate achievement of outcomes) and explore how to align the outcomes to Common Core State Standards. This seminar also explores how participants can create a balance among types of learning and different disciplines, as well as how to differentiate the learning experiences for diverse learners.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

55. 8 hour Online Seminar - Enhancing Content and Pedagogical Knowledge (WKS PLS27)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: II.1, II.3, II.5, VI.1, VI.2, VII.1, VII.2, VII.4
Danielson Aligned: 1A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar explores how participants can improve their content backgrounds, pedagogy, resources, and professional responsibilities in their specific content areas. Participants will explore methods for sharing their content knowledge and professional development beyond the classroom to make a difference in the profession.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

56. 8 hour Online Seminar - Promoting Student Engagement (WKS PLS28)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: II.2, II.3, II.6, III.1, III.4, III.5, IV.2, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 3C

Previously titled: Engaging Students in Learning

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar explores activities and assignments that promote deep learning, engage all students, and encourage students to initiate or adapt activities to enhance their understanding. Participants will also examine instructional materials and resources that engage students, as well as how to provide student choice among materials. This module also examines lesson structure and pacing that allows opportunity for reflection and closure.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

57. Q1 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Questions that Gather Information (Seminar 1 of 3) (WKS PLS30)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.2, II.3, II.5, III.1, III.2, III.5, III.6, IV.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Seminar 1 of 3
Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.


This seminar explores how teachers can use questioning to advance student learning. Participants will discover how to ask insight, appraisal, summary, and evaluation questions that encourage students to analyze information. They will also analyze how to teach students how to ask (and identify) questions and reflect on peer comments to deepen student understanding.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

58. Q2 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Questions that Work with Information (Seminar 2 of 3) (WKS PLS31)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.2, III.1, III.2, III.5, III.6, IV.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Prerequisite: Q1 Questions that Gather Information

Seminar 2 of 3

Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.


This seminar deepens participant knowledge of how to use questioning to advance student learning. Participants will discover how to ask insight, appraisal, summary, and evaluation questions that encourage students to analyze information. With this additional level of questioning, they will also analyze how to teach students how to ask (and identify) questions and reflect on peer comments to deepen their understanding.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

59. Q3 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Questions that Facilitate Taking Action (Seminar 3 of 3) (WKS PLS32)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.2, III.1, III.2, III.5, III.6, IV.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Two Prerequisites: *Available to NYSUT Members Only.

Q1 Questions that Gather Information
Q2 Questions that Work with Information


Seminar 3 of 3

Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.


This seminar increases participant knowledge of how teachers can use questioning to advance student learning. Participants will discover how to ask idea and prediction questions that encourage students to set up the actions that can be taken to apply or reinforce learning. With this advanced level of questioning, participants will also analyze how to teach students how to ask (and identify) questions and reflect on peer comments to deepen their understanding.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

60. SB1 - 7 hour Online Seminar - Student Behavior: Part I (WKS PLS33)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.1, IV.1, IV.3, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 2D

Previously titled: Foundations for Managing Student Behavior (Seminar 1 of 3)

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.

This seminar examines the foundations for managing student behavior. Participants will explore how to uncover causes for behavioral issues, learn about their students, and set expectations for learning and behavior. Participants will also analyze how and when to create, enforce, and revise standards of conduct.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

61. SB2 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Behavior: Part II (WKS PLS34)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: II.2, IV.3, IV.1, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 2D

Prerequisite: SB1 Student Behavior: Part I

Seminar 2 of 3

Previously titled: Monitoring Student Behavior (Seminar 2 of 3)

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.


Participants will explore subtle and preventative behavior monitoring. This seminar covers the strategies and skills teachers and students need in order to monitor behavior, offer respectful corrections, utilize appropriate verbal and nonverbal responses, and acknowledge appropriate behavior.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. . Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

62. SB3 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Behavior: Part III (WKS PLS35)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.3, I.4, I.5, III.3, IV.1, VI.2, VI.3
Danielson Aligned: 2D

Two Prerequisites: SB1 Student Behavior: Part I & SB2 Student Behavior: Part II

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Seminar 3 of 3

Previously titled: Responding to Student Behavior (Seminar 3 of 3)


Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.

This seminar explores methods for responding to student misbehavior, including intervention strategies, family involvement, use of external resources, respecting dignity, and preventative responses.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

63. 5 hour Online Seminar - Classroom Communication - NG1

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: III.1, III.3, IV.3, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 3A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will explore methods for engaging students in meaningful work, clarifying limits, facilitating student choice, and encouraging accurate communication.


Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Next Generation NYSUT Initiative

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

64. 5 hour Online Seminar - Designing Lessons, Units, and Learning Activities - NG1

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, 1.3, II.4, II.5, III.1, III.3, V.I, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1E

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will examine how to create and differentiate learning activities that are tightly aligned to instructional outcomes and suitable to all students. They will also explore how to design lesson and unit structures that are clear, progress evenly, allow for different pathways according to diverse student needs, accommodate content that is connected to other disciplines, and allow for transfer of learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

65. 5 hour Online Seminar - Organizing the Physical Classroom - NG1

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.5, IV.4, VI.2, VI.4
Danielson Aligned: 2E

Previously titled: Organizing Physical Space


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Participants will analyze needs and make adjustments to ensure a safe physical classroom environment. They will examine appropriate resources for classroom and student use, furniture arrangement conducive to activities, designing the physical layout of the classroom, and selecting resources for classroom and student use to ensure that all students can see and hear classroom events.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

66. 5 hour Online Seminar - Types of Learning Activities - NG1

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, III.4, IV.2,
Danielson Aligned: 3C

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar focuses exclusively on types of learning activities that promote deep learning aligned with the goals of the lesson and allow students to exercise some choice.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

67. 8 hour Online Seminar - Classroom Management Procedures - NG1

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: IV.3, IV.4, VI.4
Danielson Aligned: 2C

Previously titled: Managing Classroom Procedures


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar explores seamless integration of transitions, routines for handling materials and supplies, and performance of noninstructional duties. Participants will explore how to encourage students to assume responsibility for ensuring efficient procedures in a well-managed classroom.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

68. 8 hour Online Seminar - Effective Instructional Outcomes - NG1

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: I.3, II.4, III.3, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1C

Previously titled: Setting Instructional Outcomes


*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
In this seminar, participants will create and analyze instructional outcomes that represent high expectations and rigor, build on prior learning, and connect to other disciplines. They will offer careful consideration of assessment methods (how students will demonstrate achievement of outcomes) and explore how to align the outcomes to Common Core State Standards. This seminar also explores how participants can create a balance among types of learning and different disciplines, as well as how to differentiate the learning experiences for diverse learners.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

69. 8 hour Online Seminar - Enhancing Content and Pedagogical Knowledge - NG1

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: II.1, II.3, II.5, VI.1, VI.2, VII.1, VII.2, VII.4
Danielson Aligned: 1A

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar explores how participants can improve their content backgrounds, pedagogy, resources, and professional responsibilities in their specific content areas. Participants will explore methods for sharing their content knowledge and professional development beyond the classroom to make a difference in the profession.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

70. 8 hour Online Seminar - Promoting Student Engagement - NG1

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NYSUT Alignments: II.2, II.3, II.6, III.1, III.4, III.5, IV.2, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 3C

Previously titled: Engaging Students in Learning

*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
This seminar explores activities and assignments that promote deep learning, engage all students, and encourage students to initiate or adapt activities to enhance their understanding. Participants will also examine instructional materials and resources that engage students, as well as how to provide student choice among materials. This module also examines lesson structure and pacing that allows opportunity for reflection and closure.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

71. 3 hour Online Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71) - Section 3

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

Closed
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, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today. There are several assessments included in the seminar worth a total of 35 points. Participants must score a minimum of 29/35 (83%) points to fulfill the NYSED requirement.

This workshop fulfills the state requirements for the 3 hour Autism training in the needs of students with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

72. 3 hour Online Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71) - Section 4

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

Closed
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, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today. There are several assessments included in the seminar worth a total of 35 points. Participants must score a minimum of 29/35 (83%) points to fulfill the NYSED requirement.

This workshop fulfills the state requirements for the 3 hour Autism training in the needs of students with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

73. 3 hour Online Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71) - Section 5

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

Closed
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, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today. There are several assessments included in the seminar worth a total of 35 points. Participants must score a minimum of 29/35 (83%) points to fulfill the NYSED requirement.

This workshop fulfills the state requirements for the 3 hour Autism training in the needs of students with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

74. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Redesigning Teaching Through Instructional Technology (WKS PROF190) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 24, 2020)

Location: On-Line

New
*Available to NYSUT Members Only.
Technology has the power to fundamentally change and even reinvent how instruction is delivered, as well as how we provide appropriate instruction for students with a wide variety of needs. However, technology, like any other tool, requires knowing how and when to use it in order to maximize its efficacy and provide opportunities for true inquiry. In this seminar, we will explore K-12 appropriate models demonstrating when and how to strategically use technology in any scenario (e.g. classroom, hybrid, distance learning, etc.), as well as standards-based best practices for fundamentally redesigning instruction using technology across the curriculum.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

75. 3 hour Online Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71) - Section 6

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

ClosedNew
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, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today. There are several assessments included in the seminar worth a total of 35 points. Participants must score a minimum of 29/35 (83%) points to fulfill the NYSED requirement.

This workshop fulfills the state requirements for the 3 hour Autism training in the needs of students with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee

76. 3 hour Online Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71) - Section 7

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2020)

Location: Online

NewStarting Soon
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, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today. There are several assessments included in the seminar worth a total of 35 points. Participants must score a minimum of 29/35 (83%) points to fulfill the NYSED requirement.

This workshop fulfills the state requirements for the 3 hour Autism training in the needs of students with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

This is an online seminar. Participants have thirty (30) days from the day access is granted to complete and upload all the assignments. An experienced instructor will provide feedback and coaching. At the end of the thirty days, participants who successfully complete the requirements will receive a grade of Pass and a certificate of completion. If not, a grade of Fail will be entered.


Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

Please Note:
Registration is on a rolling admission basis. New registrations will be added every Monday. You will receive information on how to access the online seminar via email by 5:00 pm.There is no refund once the access information has been sent to the participant.

Price includes $10 tech. fee