Catalog: NYS United Teachers Education and Learning Trust

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1. 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

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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)

2. 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

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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. 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)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. 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)

11. 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)

12. 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.

13. 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)

14. 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)

15. 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)

16. 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)

17. 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.

18. 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)

19. 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)

20. 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)

21. 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)