Catalog: NYS United Teachers Education and Learning Trust

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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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