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1. New Member Seminar - Understanding English Language Learners (ELLs)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2019

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Understanding English Language Learners
What does it feel like when you don't understand the language around you? As a teacher, what can you do with students in your class who are learning English? How can you help them succeed? Today, there are more than five million English language learners (ELLs) in US schools representing more than 400 different language backgrounds. This seminar focuses on understanding the stages of verbal acquisition and identifying variables that influence the language acquisition process for ELLs. Strategies that have been shown to successfully engage ELLs are examined and instructional and assessment accommodations are demonstrated.

2. Seminar - The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/28/2019

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

3. New Member Seminar - Creating a Positive Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/30/2019

A positive classroom environment is a major ingredient of effective schools. When students are comfortable in a learning situation, the likelihood for success is greatly increased. This seminar will address verbal communication, positive phrasing, motivation theory, and learner needs. Activities will help participants to integrate these topics. (2 hours) Designated for new teachers with 1-4 years teaching experience.

4. SRP Seminar - Family Partnerships to Improve Classroom Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/6/2019

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2019

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

6. SRP Seminar - How to Successfully Pass the Civil Service Exam - Clerical Series

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/7/2019

This seminar will review the procedures to apply for a Civil Service Exam. Participants will have an opportunity to practice answering sample civil service questions, as well as engage in some discourse around each question, and learn tips to successfully pass the exam. (3 hours)

7. SRP Seminar - Increasing Family Engagement to Promote the Achievement of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/12/2019

What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners while taking into consideration the four stages of immigrant parent involvement. (3 hours)

8. SRP Seminar - Learning Preferences: Four Styles for Success

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/12/2019

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

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

9. Seminar - Co-teaching: Building the Partnership

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/13/2019

What important things do co-teachers need to know prior to stepping in front of students together? Participants of this seminar will experience and embed strategies to develop a positive co-teaching partnership, learn how to apply the co-teaching models for various classroom environments, and gain planning strategies to ensure the learning of all students at high levels.

Please bring a laptop or device, headphones and upcoming lessons/unit plans to the session. It is highly recommended that ENL and content teachers take this seminar with their co-teaching partner. (3 Hour)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2019

The ultimate learning environment is rich in engagement. When the learner is engaged they are fully immersed in the learning. This seminar delves into multiple strategies for educators to create that rich learning environment and motivate our 21st century students. With cognitive engagement the students do all the hard work of learning while the teacher is truly a facilitator. (3 hour)

11. SRP Seminar - How to Successfully Pass the Civil Service Exam - Custodian/Janitor Series

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 11/14/2019

This seminar will review the procedures to apply for a Civil Service Exam. Participants will have an opportunity to practice answering sample civil service questions, as well as engage in some discourse around each question, and learn tips to successfully pass the exam (3 hours)

12. Seminar - Collegial Collaboration & Action: Addressing Hostile and Aggressive Student Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/20/2019

This seminar is designed to encourage conversations focused on addressing difficult student behaviors. Educators will be encouraged to share their own case studies which will be used to review analyze and discuss evidence based approaches. Research articles will guide strategies portion of the seminar. Participants will also engage in discussions around research and explore alternative strategies that can assist with hostile and aggressive behavior. (3 hours)

13. Seminar - Mindfulness in the Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 11/20/2019

Participants will explore the definition of mindfulness and how it relates to whole child instruction in the classroom. Scenarios and strategies will be used to introduce techniques that will address trauma and other factors that may lead to stress felt by today's students and/or educators. The seminar's interactive activities will model how these techniques can be implemented in a teacher's practice. The content will be mindful of the diverse learners and backgrounds present in a classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to prepare next steps needed to integrate mindfulness into their daily routines. (3 hours)

14. Seminar - Designing Effective Instruction and Learning for English Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/21/2019

The five high-leverage principles presented in this seminar synthesize the work of leading scholars and educators and reflect basic practices that can improve teaching and learning for English learners across the content areas. Participants will examine evidence-based instructional strategies that can be incorporated into daily lesson plans and routines as well as determine effective ways to teach and assess both language and disciplinary content. Through building upon students background knowledge, incorporating academic language functions, designing and scaffolding deeper learning tasks integrating all four domains, and providing opportunities for student participation, teachers will help EL students become proficient in English and achieve rigorous state standards. (3 Hours)

15. Seminar - Co-teaching: Strengthening the Collaboration

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/3/2019

You've been co-teaching together for a while.... Now what? This session aims to provide co-teachers with the "next steps" in co-teaching. Participants will revisit ways to establish a collaborative relationship that truly represents a shared curriculum. Co-teachers will walk away with concrete steps for intentional reflection, effective communication, and thoughtful planning. Beyond this, co-teachers will also become equipped to rise above pitfalls and challenge each other to take their teaching to higher levels, where ALL students are bound to thrive.

Please bring a laptop or device, headphones and upcoming lessons/unit plans to the session. It is highly recommended that ENL and content teachers take this seminar with their co-teaching partner. (3 Hour)

16. Seminar - Educating English Language Learners in Elementary Classrooms

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/3/2019

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

17. SRP Seminar - Next Generation Standards: What SRPs Need to Know

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/5/2019

This seminar introduces school-related professionals to the state's ELA and Math Learning Standards and presents strategies to support the lessons and environments necessary for student success. Time will be spent familiarizing participants with how to understand the language of the standards and analyzing lessons to determine ways in which they can support standards-based student learning. (3 hours)

18. SRP Seminar - Ps and Cues: Planning, Prioritizing, Performing

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/5/2019

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 12/10/2019

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

20. SRP H & S Seminar - Supports for Students with Autism

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/11/2019

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/11/2019

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

22. Seminar - Differentiated Instruction: Connecting with All Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/12/2019

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

23. SRP Seminar - How to Successfully Pass the Civil Service Exam - Custodian/Janitor Series

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 12/12/2019

This seminar will review the procedures to apply for a Civil Service Exam. Participants will have an opportunity to practice answering sample civil service questions, as well as engage in some discourse around each question, and learn tips to successfully pass the exam (3 hours)

24. SRP Seminar - Proactively Confronting Trauma in the Classroom and Other Learning Spaces

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/7/2020

Students are affected by their experiences and impacted by the situations and events that they witness. Exposure to trauma and traumatic events often create social, emotional and behavioral problems that can hinder academic progress.

This seminar will provide School-Related Professionals (SRPs) with an understanding of how trauma affects students and offer an opportunity to develop strategies to support and promote school wide success. (3 hours)

25. SRP Seminar - What Every SRP Should Know About The Dignity Act

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/7/2020

The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10) This interactive two hour overview examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to the Dignity Act. The seminar will focus on specific aspects of the Dignity Act that are important for School-Related Professionals to know. (3 hours)

* This training does not fulfill the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

26. Seminar - Inclusive Curriculum: Incorporating LGBTQ Topics into the Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2020

GLSEN Research found that LGBTQ students who attend schools with curriculum that is inclusive of LGBTQ people, history, and events have more accepting schools and better academic outcomes. Furthermore, inclusive curriculum can benefit all students by exposing them to more inclusive and accurate accounts of history and promoting respect. This seminar provides educators with GLSEN's resources and LGBTQ-inclusive lessons that can be integrated into their existing curriculum. The goal of the seminar is to better understand the benefits of inclusive curriculum for all students and to provide awareness of tools and resources that align with current mandates yet enrich instruction for all students. (2 hour)

27. SRP Seminar - Supporting and Sustaining the Social Emotional Needs of English Learners who Experience Trauma

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 1/8/2020

Offered through the Nassau Professional Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. (3 hours)

28. Seminar - Crafting a Learning Community for Classroom Discussions

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2020

Effective and powerful classroom discussions do not just occur; they require a learning community that fosters their development. The use of different types of norms, selected scaffolds, and knowledge of the stages and continuum of classroom discussion are explored. (3 hours)

29. Seminar - Growth Mindset, Growing Minds To Achieve Success

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/13/2020

Ina a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work-brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities. ~Dr. Dweck

Motivating students to have a growth mindset is crucial in developing active, confident learners. This seminar explores how to develop an environment that encourages a growth mindset, discusses growth vs. fixed mindset and engages participants on how to sustain mindset changes in the classroom. (3 hours)

30. SRP Seminar - Standing Up To Workplace Bullying

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/14/2020

Workplace bullying is pervasive in the United States and is especially so in school settings, where employees report being bullied at nearly three times the national average. Bullying behavior may take many forms, including threats and even physical violence, and has a devastating effect on worker well-being and quality of life. In this seminar, participants will learn how to recognize bullying behavior in the school workplace setting and practice strategies to stop and prevent it. Also Covered will be a range of individual, union and institutional strategies for addressing the problem. (3 hours)

31. SRP Seminar - The Art & Craft of Motivation

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/15/2020

This seminar will highlight research on the motivation of students and analyze how to connect with learners so their individual strengths are realized and encouraged. learning how to guide our students through challenges they face by supporting and opening up new horizons for them to explore, will lead to increased motivation. SRPs strive to have students find relevance in what they are learning and become more independent, self-directed and collaborative as they grow academically and emotionally. (3 hours)

32. SRP Seminar - SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/21/2020

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

33. SRP Seminar - We Are All Intelligent: We Just Learn Differently

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/21/2020

This seminar is based upon Howard Gardner's "Theory of Multiple Intelligences." Participants will examine facts and myths about intelligence; understand the characteristics of each of Gardner's eight intelligences; and identify and create multiple strategies for use in the classroom as well as other work settings. (3 hours)

34. Seminar - Guiding Struggling Readers

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2020

Becoming a competent reader and writer is essential for student success. The Balanced Literacy Approach begins with reading aloud and continues until students have developed the strategies to become independent readers. Along the way, those students who are struggling with reading must be guided. This seminar will identify the behaviors of struggling readers and suggest strategies needed to assist students in comprehending narrative and expository text. This program will discuss strategies to improve student literacy. Finally, how they can be implemented in classroom instruction to help struggling readers self-monitor their reading. (3 hours)

35. Seminar - Planning for the Success of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/23/2020

This seminar provides the opportunity to examine research-based strategies and approaches that assist ELLs in meeting rigorous grade-level standards through a step-by-step breakdown of the lesson planning process that includes scaffolded language and content objectives. Participants will experience a variety of motivating and engaging instructional strategies that can be strategically applied to lesson plans as a way to increase academic language production and content comprehension for ELLs. (3 Hours)

36. SRP Seminar - Cognitive Strategies and Engagement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/29/2020

The ultimate learning environment is rich in engagement. When the learner is engaged they are fully immersed in the learning. This seminar delves into multiple strategies for educators to create that rich learning environment and motivate our 21st century students. With cognitive engagement the students do all the hard work of learning while the teacher is truly a facilitator. (3 hour)

37. SRP Seminar - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/30/2020

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Participants will be able to understand the NYS regulations for identifying and providing services to English language learners (ELLs), examine cultural factors that affect instruction for ELLs, and explore strategies for making academic content accessible to ELLs. (3 hours)

38. Seminar - Language Acquisition and Learning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/4/2020

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

39. SRP Seminar - Increasing Family Engagement to Promote the Achievement of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/4/2020

What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners while taking into consideration the four stages of immigrant parent involvement. (3 hours)

40. Seminar - Instructional Supports for English Language Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2020

English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student population in schools, and they must be considered when NYS ELA/Literacy and Math Standards are being implemented. Geared for general education teachers, this seminar will help participants design effective content-area instruction while they explore research-based strategies, instructional guidelines and resources for helping ELLs succeed.

41. SRP Seminar - Managing Student Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/5/2020

This seminar provides effective strategies for communicating expectations to students, creating an environment in which appropriate behaviors are more likely to occur, and helping students learn to make appropriate choices. (3 hours)

42. New Member Seminar - Discipline Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers with 5 years or less experience in the classroom

Dates: 2/11/2020

This seminar takes a comprehensive look at student-centered discipline and a plan of action for teachers who wish to establish a positive classroom learning environment. Teachers learn how to set expectations and design strategies to prevent discipline problems from occurring. (2 hours) Designated for New Teachers.

43. H & S Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/12/2020

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

44. Seminar - Medical Trauma: Concussions in Schools, What Educators Should Know

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/13/2020

Each year hundreds of thousands of K-12 students sustain a concussion as a result of a fall, motor vehicle crash, collision on the playground or sports field, or some other activity. Most will recover quickly and fully. However, as school professionals, we will often be challenged with helping return a student to school who may still be experiencing concussion symptoms. This seminar will engage participants in understanding what a concussion is, it's prevalence, symptoms and recovery time, as well as symptom-based strategies, academic adjustments, accommodations and modifications. (3 hours)

45. SRP Seminar - What Every SRP Should Know About The Dignity Act

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/13/2020

The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10) This interactive two hour overview examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to the Dignity Act. The seminar will focus on specific aspects of the Dignity Act that are important for School-Related Professionals to know. (3 hours)

* This training does not fulfill the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

46. Seminar - Positive Parent-Teacher Communication

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/25/2020

This seminar engages educators in reviewing the benefits of having consistent and positive parental/guardian involvement and communication. The seminar will address: tips for developing positive relationships with parents, importance of effective and timely communication and more! (3 Hours)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/26/2020

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

48. SRP Seminar - How to Successfully Pass the Civil Service Exam - Clerical Series

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/26/2020

This seminar will review the procedures to apply for a Civil Service Exam. Participants will have an opportunity to practice answering sample civil service questions, as well as engage in some discourse around each question, and learn tips to successfully pass the exam. (3 hours)

49. H & S Seminar - Gang Awareness: Empowering Educators

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 2/27/2020

Societal pressures follow students into schools every day. This seminar focuses on the significant challenges that students confront in and outside of school, including the complex reasons students engage in harmful social relationships, specifically gang activity. As a result, students find it difficult to focus on academics when they have legitimate concerns about their safety. This program addresses how gang involvement impacts the community, academic achievement and the day to day running of schools. The learning environment is a crucial indicator of student success. This training empowers educators with proactive strategies to assist in engaging " at-risk" students in healthy and positive ways that leads to building strong relationships and student learning. (3 hours)

50. Seminar - The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/3/2020

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

51. SRP H & S Seminar - Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment - Violence Prevention

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 3/3/2020

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

52. SRP Seminar - Managing Student Behavior

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/4/2020

This seminar provides effective strategies for communicating expectations to students, creating an environment in which appropriate behaviors are more likely to occur, and helping students learn to make appropriate choices. (3 hours)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/5/2020

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

54. SRP Seminar - Next Generation Standards: What SRPs Need to Know

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/5/2020

This seminar introduces school-related professionals to the state's ELA and Math Learning Standards and presents strategies to support the lessons and environments necessary for student success. Time will be spent familiarizing participants with how to understand the language of the standards and analyzing lessons to determine ways in which they can support standards-based student learning. (3 hours)

55. SRP Seminar - SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/10/2020

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

56. SRP Seminar - Conflict Management

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/11/2020

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Conflicts are normal and unavoidable occurrences in our everyday lives. Most of these are minor and easily resolved. Participants will address the benefits and disadvantages of conflict, key factors to be considered in resolving conflicts, and strategies for managing and resolving conflicts. (3 hours)

57. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 3/12/2020

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

58. Seminar - Designing Effective Instruction and Learning for English Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/18/2020

The five high-leverage principles presented in this seminar synthesize the work of leading scholars and educators and reflect basic practices that can improve teaching and learning for English learners across the content areas. Participants will examine evidence-based instructional strategies that can be incorporated into daily lesson plans and routines as well as determine effective ways to teach and assess both language and disciplinary content. Through building upon students background knowledge, incorporating academic language functions, designing and scaffolding deeper learning tasks integrating all four domains, and providing opportunities for student participation, teachers will help EL students become proficient in English and achieve rigorous state standards. (3 Hours)

59. SRP Seminar - How SRPs Can Support Students with ADHD

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/19/2020

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

60. SRP Seminar - Cognitive Strategies and Engagement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/24/2020

The ultimate learning environment is rich in engagement. When the learner is engaged they are fully immersed in the learning. This seminar delves into multiple strategies for educators to create that rich learning environment and motivate our 21st century students. With cognitive engagement the students do all the hard work of learning while the teacher is truly a facilitator. (3 hour)

61. SRP Seminar - Standing Up To Workplace Bullying

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/24/2020

Workplace bullying is pervasive in the United States and is especially so in school settings, where employees report being bullied at nearly three times the national average. Bullying behavior may take many forms, including threats and even physical violence, and has a devastating effect on worker well-being and quality of life. In this seminar, participants will learn how to recognize bullying behavior in the school workplace setting and practice strategies to stop and prevent it. Also Covered will be a range of individual, union and institutional strategies for addressing the problem. (3 hours)

62. SRP Seminar - We Are All Intelligent: We Just Learn Differently

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/25/2020

This seminar is based upon Howard Gardner's "Theory of Multiple Intelligences." Participants will examine facts and myths about intelligence; understand the characteristics of each of Gardner's eight intelligences; and identify and create multiple strategies for use in the classroom as well as other work settings. (3 hours)

63. Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/1/2020

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

This seminar fulfills the state requirements for the three-hour Autism Training in the Needs of Children 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. (3 hours)

Please note: it cannot be claimed for CTLE hours.

64. SRP Seminar - Motivating Students Through Music: A Whole Child Approach

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/15/2020

This seminar will seek to enhance the skills and knowledge needed to empower educators to impact the life of students inside and outside of the classroom through music, lyrics, and poetry. Music speaks to the heart of caring individuals when faced with struggles and hardship in the school setting. Words are the key to bring about change in the life of a child. Motivating Students Through Music: A Whole Child Approach empowers educators to use the arts to engage students in learning and to promote positive behavior. (3 hours)

65. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 4/21/2020

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

66. Seminar - Supporting and Sustaining the Social Emotional Needs of English Learners who Experience Trauma

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/22/2020

This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. (3 hours)

67. H & S Seminar - Gang Awareness: Empowering Educators

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/23/2020

Societal pressures follow students into schools every day. This seminar focuses on the significant challenges that students confront in and outside of school, including the complex reasons students engage in harmful social relationships, specifically gang activity. As a result, students find it difficult to focus on academics when they have legitimate concerns about their safety. This program addresses how gang involvement impacts the community, academic achievement and the day to day running of schools. The learning environment is a crucial indicator of student success. This training empowers educators with proactive strategies to assist in engaging " at-risk" students in healthy and positive ways that leads to building strong relationships and student learning. (3 hours)

68. Seminar - Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ Students

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/28/2020

This Seminar encourages discussions and provides a deeper awareness of the supports needed for LGBTQ students to thrive. We will review national statistics from GLSEN's 2017 National School Climate Survey, share resources and tools for creating an inclusive school environment, and focus on how educators can create classrooms free of bullying and harassment for LGBTW students. (3 hours)

*This seminar was previously titled Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for all students.

69. Seminar - Professionals in Education: Growth & Development

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/29/2020

This seminar engages participants in delving into examining the Danielson or NYSUT rubric around professionalism, more specifically honing in on the effective and highly effective language around developing positive student and family relationships, student behavior , working with families and navigating the school environment as a whole. (3 hours)

70. SRP Seminar - Proactively Confronting Trauma in the Classroom and Other Learning Spaces

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/30/2020

Students are affected by their experiences and impacted by the situations and events that they witness. Exposure to trauma and traumatic events often create social, emotional and behavioral problems that can hinder academic progress.

This seminar will provide School-Related Professionals (SRPs) with an understanding of how trauma affects students and offer an opportunity to develop strategies to support and promote school wide success. (3 hours)

71. SRP H & S Seminar - Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment - Violence Prevention

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 5/5/2020

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

72. SRP Seminar - Time Management

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 5/6/2020

During this seminar participants will examine time wasters and learn to plan effectively. Time is given for effective paper management and meeting tips. Participants will also share ideas for effective classroom time management. This seminar enables participants to examine their philosophy regarding time and use of time. (3 hours)