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1. Technology Resources and Current Issues

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 7/15/2020 to 8/1/2020

Starting Today




Instructor: Joan Carrozza

In this course we will focus on technology resources and current issues and trends that educators need to be aware of in the 21st century. Using technology in your lesson planning will engage the minds of young learners.
The main focus of this course will be to demonstrate to educators how to integrate technology into the curriculum through hands-on projects and journal articles. Read, Write, Think, Teachers First and all of the resources they encompass will be utilized to research lessons that will make planning more efficient. Hands on science, math lessons, writing websites, reading resources and social studies projects will all be discussed and participants will be creating task cards for students to use in the classroom and out! We will learn how to include parents in technology initiatives, create scavenger hunts, and reflect on our own learning styles. We will learn about facebook, twittering, text languages and many more current issues that teachers will face in school.

* Participants will receive the course log in information before the course is scheduled to begin.

Meets Standards ELA RL, RI, & W.

Appropriate for Grades K-12.

Course Number: SUM20-ON-085 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

2. Creative Classroom

Program: SPDI In-service Classroom Courses

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 7/16/2020 to 7/23/2020

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Instructor: Evan Moston

The "Creative Classroom" promotes a hands-on investigative approach to teaching and learning. Textbooks may have a place but this course is designed for teachers of all subjects and special areas, k-12, to discover ways to help their students make real-world connections helping them to better digest what is being taught. This course encourages a project based learning environment that will help students solve real-world problems by incorporating critical thinking into their schoolwork.

Please Note! ACTUAL DATES & TIMES TBD - All participants please contact instructor at emoston@optonline.net in order to discuss specific grade level/special area you teach as my courses are individualized, (for ex: kindergarten is very different than 12th grade phys. ed. resulting in differentiated coursework) and designed to meet specific needs. I would also like to to speak prior to start date as times/location can be adjusted in order to better meet individual needs. Thank you!!

(Grade Level K-12)
Course Number: SUM20-ON-080 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

3. Integrate Science and Social-Studies Into Your ELA Class

Program: SPDI Classroom CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 7/24/2020 to 7/31/2020



Instructor: Evan Moston

"So much to do, so little time to do it in". How do we teach ELA (+ writing), Math, Science and Social-Studies effectively ALL in one day? We can't. Often Science and Social-Studies take a back seat because in reality, many of us have long ELA blocks (which does not include writing) and certain Math lessons can go well passed the allotted time period, so what gets left out? Science/S.S. are important subjects too, so teach during your ELA period. This course will offer several strategies (Guided Reading for example) to make it simple to incorporate Science and Social-Studies into our everyday teaching.

Please Note! My courses are individualized and made to be convenient to fit your schedule. Please do not be dissuaded from taking any of my courses due to conflicts with dates/times/location. Simply contract me at emoston@optonline.net and we can work something out that fits your needs. Thank you for your consideration!

(Grade Level K-12)
Course Number: SUM20-051 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

4. Integrating Yoga and Mindfulness into the Classroom

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 7/27/2020 to 8/21/2020



Instructor: Danielle Gagnon

This course will encourage teachers to use yoga and mindfulness to enhance their curriculum. Using yoga and mindfulness in the classroom can help meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. More students than we know come to our classrooms with social and emotional deficits, trauma and behaviors that can get in the way of learning. Yoga and mindfulness enhances learning, helps students to better understand themselves, improves their social behavior, promotes healthy development and helps them function more effectively as individuals. If we teach children how to become aware of their feelings, minds and bodies, we will lay the foundation for a better way to learn.

The major focus of this class will be to provide teachers with the tools necessary to include yoga and mindfulness into their classroom. Some topics will include:
1. Breathing techniques for students
2. Meditation and journaling for students
3. Chair yoga
4. Creating "Peaceful Place" in the classroom
5. Using picture books to increase awareness of mental and physical health
6. Finding your personal practice

*No previous yoga experience is necessary! This will be an informative and interactive class that will allow you to bring the yoga/mindfulness experience back to your classroom.

(Grade Level K-12)
Course Number: SUM20-ON-052B | 3 Credits/45 Hours

5. Students at the Center of Learning

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 8/1/2020 to 8/16/2020





Instructor: Joan Carrozza

Twenty first century learners must know how to be critical thinkers. We will examine ways to refocus our teaching so students can become more active learners. In turn, we can become more effective facilitators: empowering our students to find their voices and demonstrating their understanding and knowledge of the subject at hand. We will examine our current teaching styles and reflect on ways to start making changes. We will also look at our assessment tools which have some flaws, making it hard to gain information on critical thinking. Instead we will create meaningful assessments that will effectively measure student learning. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the components of a student-centered classroom and the tools you need to put it into practice.

* Participants will receive the course log in information before the course is scheduled to begin.

Meets Standards ELA RL, RI, & W.

Appropriate for Grades K-12.

Course Number: SUM20-ON-087 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

6. Practical Resources for the Efficient Teacher

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/20/2020





Instructor: Joan Carrozza

Enhancing technology is mandatory in today's classroom since it provides your students with the rigor and skills they need to be successful in college and in their careers. We will explore various websites that will help you plan your math lessons, motivate your students and integrate science and language arts projects across the curriculum. Sites will be selected based on your grade level and content areas. At the end of this course, you will have a composite of sites that will simplify the time spent planning lessons, will keep students engaged, and will help keep parents informed. We will examine sites such as GoNoodle, Figment, Remind, Storyboarding, Discovery and explore Teacher's First resources.

* Participants will receive the course log in information before the course is scheduled to begin.

Meets Standards ELA RL, RI, & W.

Appropriate for Grades K-12.

Course Number: SUM20-ON-088 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

7. Keeping Kids Engaged

Program: SPDI Classroom CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/6/2020



Instructor: Michael Jannace

NOTE! - Rolling enrollment right up through the first day of class.

The course will cover various lesson activities that can be adapted for any content area or grade level. Lesson activities include pod-casting, simulations, carousels, cooperate learning, Smart Board interactive activities, paired activities, jigsaws, project-based learning, presentations, direct instruction, individual learning, reading comprehension, vocabulary enhancement, debates, fish-bowls, essay grading, group testing and literature/film analysis.

Course Number: SUM19-015 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

8. Advanced Microsoft Excel

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

This course is intended for teachers who have taken the basic Microsoft Excel course or who have equivalent background experience with Excel. It covers many advanced topics, but more important, participants will create and customize a wide variety of Excel worksheets, which can be used in their classrooms and schools.

Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2, 3a & 3b; MST 1-3 & 5-7.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course FALL20-ON-044 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

9. Advanced Microsoft Word

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

This course is intended for teachers who have taken the basic Microsoft Word course or who have equivalent background experience with Word. It covers many advanced topics, but more important, participants will create and customize a wide variety of Word documents, which can be used in their classrooms and schools.

Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2, 3a & 3b; ELA 1-4; MST 1, 2, 4-7.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-045 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

10. Amazing Apps for Teachers

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Tracey Calise

The primary goals of this course is to introduce educators to the many apps that are available for the iPad while also helping them understand how to successfully integrate the iPad into teaching and learning environments.

Meets Standards ELA RL, RI, & W.

Appropriate for Grades K-12.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-054 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

11. Brain-Based Learning

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Rochelle Oliver

How does the brain learn? This course will introduce teachers to the concept of Whole Brain Learning. Teachers will learn about the latest neuroscience research and how to utilize it to maximize student success and achievement in their classrooms. Teachers will learn about the development of neural networks in the brain as they relate to the learning process. This course will be beneficial to teachers who are looking to balance new approaches to teaching and learning with traditional, proven practices. The emphasis of the course will be on specific, practical strategies that are easy to implement.
(Grade Level K-12)

Course Number: FALL20-ON-001 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

12. Breaking Down the Common Core ELA Standards

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020





Instructor: Tracey Calise

The primary goals of this course is to introduce educators to the English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and to assist educators in becoming more effective classroom teachers by using materials and appropriate tools to teach the ELA CCSS stress free.

Meets Standards ELA RL, RI, & W.

Appropriate for Grades K-12.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-055 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

13. Dealing with Difficult Students

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020





Instructor: Tracey Calise

Taught by a veteran teacher who works in a low income at risk school. This class will help teachers handle the "at risk" student. This course will also help teachers through situations that may challenge them daily.

Meets Standards ELA 3 & 4; HPEFACS 1-3; MST 5-7.

Appropriate for Grades K-6.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-056 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

14. Developing Readers in the Primary Grades

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020





Instructor: Christina Sciarrotto

This course will examine the components of a successful reading program to teach students how to read. Participants will learn and create lesson on each of the components of reading instructions.

Standards include: ELA and Technology.

Appropriate for Grades K-2.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-063 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

15. Digital Photography for Teachers

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

This completely online class discusses how to buy and use a digital camera, and also how to use photo-editing software. More importantly, teachers will explore how they, and their students, can use digital cameras both in and out of the classroom to enhance the educational process.

Meets Standards TA 1-4; CDOS 1; ELA 1,4; HPEFACS 3; LOTE 2; MSTE 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; SS 3, 4, 5.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-047 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

16. Easy ELA Assessment Prep for Elementary School Teachers

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020





Instructor: Tracey Calise

Stop stressing over ELA assessments and start teaching key concepts that will help students pass the state exams. Save time while producing effective lessons that will cover everything students need to know to improve performance on the ELA.

Meets Standards HPEFACS 1-3.

Appropriate for Grades K-6.



Course Number: FALL20-ON-059 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

17. Easy Math Assessment Prep for Elementary School Teachers

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020





Instructor: Tracey Calise

Stop stressing over the NYS Math assessments and start teaching key concepts that will help students improve performance on the state exams. Collaborate with other teachers to discuss new and effective lessons.

Meets Standards HPEFACS 1-3.

Appropriate for Grades K-6.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-060 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

18. Effective Email for Teachers

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

Email has become an integral part of life for almost everyone, and you probably use it dozens of times a day. But, do you use it really effectively? Lots of people don't. And do you use it for communicating with your students and their parents? This course has a simple goal, to help you use email more effectively in communicating with your students, their parents, coworkers, administrators and others.

Standards: Appropriate for all subject areas and all grade levels.

Participants will receive weekly lessons and have direct communication with the instructor via email.

Course FALL20-ON-067 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

19. Ensuring Student Success

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Jennifer Cartica

Oh... that invigorating feeling, when you "survey" a freshly decorated September Elementary classroom. It can symbolize a re-birth: something new and exciting. But, that classroom is just that... a room. Our students deserve more. This class will focus on what can happen within those walls. An effective educator creates an environment that will have a lasting impact on ALL who enter. How is this accomplished? Our best teachers facilitate learning in such a way as to promote a strong sense of community...a sense of family. A positive classroom community is one in which students' basic needs are met, while establishing a sense of belonging, independence and self esteem. The creation of this sense of identity within a group produces well-adjusted students allowing them the opportunity to succeed. Building community, cooperative learning, motivation and engagement, and goal setting are some of the topics that will be addressed in this class. Ensuring Elementary Student Success has been designed to help educators learn and understand the necessary components of that positive classroom community where success is an expectation.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course FALL20-ON-077 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

20. Google Documents for Teachers (Word Processing)

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

Google Docs is the free Google alternative to Microsoft Word and other word processors. If your students need free word processing software, or if your school has adopted Google Chromebook computers, Google Docs may be the perfect solution. These days, virtually everyone knows how to use a word processor, but most people use it as if it were an electronic typewriter. With Google Docs, you can do much more. In this course you will learn how to become really proficient at using this powerful word processor, while also teaching your students how to become more proficient in their word processing. It's also designed to enable you, and your students, to prepare really attractive and professional looking documents because the more attractive and professional a document looks, the better it communicates with its audience. And, after all, communication is what word processing is all about.

Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2, 3a & 3b; MST 1-3 & 5-7.

Appropriate for all grade levels and standards.

Course FALL20-ON-068 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

21. Google Slides (Similar to Power Point)

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

Google Slides (formerly called Google Presentations) is the free Google alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint. If your students need free presentation software, or if your school has adopted Google Chromebook computers, Google Slides may be the perfect solution for you and your students. For you, Google Slides may be the perfect way to prepare and present lessons to your students, as well as presentations to colleagues, school administration, and other groups. And for your students, it is ideal for classroom reports. Best of all, Google Slides makes it really easy to prepare effective, professional looking presentations. To participate in this class, all you need is access to a computer with Internet access.

Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2, 3a & 3b; MST 1-3 & 5-7.

Appropriate for all grade levels and standards.

Course FALL20-ON-069 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

22. Google Spreadsheets - for Teachers

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

After word processing, spreadsheets are probably the most useful tool for teachers and students. Unfortunately, Microsoft Excel is expensive and many students (and some schools) don't have access to it. Enter the free, easy to learn alternative, "Google spreadsheets," available to everyone with Internet access.

Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2 & 3b; MST 1-3, 5-7.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-048 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

23. Internet Essentials for Teachers

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: John Crisci & Michael Jannace

The course will train teachers in various types of internet-based technology that are useful for the 21st century classroom setting. The technology will help them to implement lesson activities that can be adapted for any content area, grade level or related services. The online technology includes castle learning, e-school training and My Learning Plan tutorials that allow for Common Core standards to be addressed, as well as, interactive learning, improvement in reading skills and vocabulary enhancement.

Course Number: SUM20-ON-028 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

24. Introduction to ELL Instruction

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Lauren Donnelly

ESL, ENL, ELL, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, SIFE, BICS, CALPS...teaching ELLs can be confusing! This course will help you to better understand the backgrounds and needs of ENL students. We will learn about ENL terminology, the five levels of English proficiency, and the social and emotional needs of ELLs. We will also learn about cultural differences and work to develop cultural awareness about this diverse group of students.

Appropriate for all grade levels and standards.

Course FALL20-ON-078 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

25. Microsoft Excel for Teachers - All Versions

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

After word processing, Microsoft Excel is probably the most useful computer program for school, business, and even home use. Once you have learned Excel, you will find hundreds of uses for it and best of all, it's easy to learn.

Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2 & 3b; MST 1-3 & 5-7.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-049 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

26. Microsoft Powerpoint for Teachers - All Versions

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

As a teacher, you continually make presentations to students, parents, administrators, and other groups as well. Whenever you need to make a presentation, PowerPoint can help you make it easily, effectively, and professionally.

Meets Standards CDOS 1-3; ELA 2-4; MST 1, 2, 5-7.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-053 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

27. Microsoft Word for Teachers - All Versions

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Harvey Singer

This course, which begins with the basics, also covers many advanced topics in Microsoft Word. It will help you create documents, which are effective and really stand out, in the shortest possible time.

Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2 & 3b; ELA 1-4; MST 1, 2, 4-7.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-050 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

28. Multiple Intelligences and its Role in the Classroom

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020





Instructor: Christina Sciarrotto

This course will examine multiple intelligences and how to incorporate to meet the needs of the diverse classroom. Participants will enhance their understanding on the specific grade level that he/she teaches, learn about the different intelligences, and create lessons to match students' multiple intelligences.

Standards include: ELA, Math, Science, Technology, and Social Studies

Appropriate for Grades K-6.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-066 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

29. Personal and Professional Preparedness and Resiliency

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Joel Vetter

The purpose of this course is to provide personal/community preparedness through engaging activities. These simple activities are a set of building blocks. The material adapted to include crucial local information on hazards, alerting and warning systems and community resources. Preparedness does not have to complex or overly time consuming, rather it should be motivating, empowering and engaging for all.

Joel Vetter is an emergency responder and educator with 29 years of escalating experience in Fire, EMS, hospital healthcare system and institutions of higher education.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course FALL20-ON-076 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

30. Prepare and Respond to Active Shooter

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Joel Vetter
This course provides guidance to educators and administrators so they can prepare to respond to an active shooter or killer situation. Upon completion of the course, educators will be able to:

+ Describe and understand threats in your institution
+ Actions to be taken when confronted with an active incident
+ Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for incidents
+ Describe how to manage the consequences of an incident

Joel Vetter is an emergency responder and educator with 29 years of escalating experience in Fire, EMS, hospital healthcare system and institutions of higher education.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course FALL20-ON-075 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

31. Teaching Vocabulary Across the Content Areas

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Lisa McGovern

This course will explore the impact of vocabulary skills on learning in all content areas. The vast majority of content learning relies heavily on learning the terminology associated with the content information. Becoming aware of the necessity of explicitly teaching content terminology can assist educators in enhancing the overall learning experience of and outcomes for students. Additionally, this course will give an overview of word building basics to clarify how words work in order to enhance teacher's abilities to teach the vocabulary associated with their content area. Finally, this course will offer specific teaching strategies educators can apply in their classrooms to explicitly teach vocabulary skills.

Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2, 3a & 3b; MST 1-3 & 5-7.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course FALL20-ON-71 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

32. Technology in the Classroom

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020





Instructor: Christina Sciarrotto

This course will enrich your usage of technology in the classroom. Participants will explore apps, create QR codes, and learn to use Senteos/Smart Response and Plickers for assessment. Educators will feel empowered after learning the latest in technology. An I-Pad is recommended for participants taking this class.

Standards include: ELA, Math, Science, Technology, and Social Studies

Appropriate for Grades K-12.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-065 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

33. The Power of Failure

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Richard Lemke

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." (Elbert Hubbard). Everyone knows the saying that one "learns from our mistakes", yet do we see our student's mistakes and failures as teachable moments that we can use in our classes? As the Common Core Learning Standards continues to puts higher expectations on our students, educators need added tools to not only meet these expectations, but exceed them. This course will hopefully assist you in accomplishing this lofty goal by learning how to meet these rigorous requirements, conquering student failures and turning them into a true story of success.

Appropriate for Grades K-12.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-042

34. Tools and Strategies for ELL Instruction

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Lauren Donnelly

How can teachers help ELLs in their classrooms? This course will give teachers practical resources and strategies to differentiate and meet the needs of ELLs. We will also learn about the accommodations that ELLs are entitled to under Part 154 of the Commissioner's Regulations.

Appropriate for all grade levels and standards.

Course FALL20-ON-079 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

35. Using Google Tools to Enhance Instruction - Going Beyond Docs, Slides & Sheets

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Jacque Wrightson

You've conquered the basics, now take G Suite to the next level and explore the power of Forms, Keep, Drive and Classroom. Learn how to create sign up forms, surveys, quizzes, exit tickets and instructional activities in Forms, use Keep to organize research, notes and to-do lists, Classroom to share and manage your classes and assignments and Drive to keep a record of everything. This course will give you the understanding to pick and choose which tools best fit your classroom.

Appropriate for all grade levels and standards.

Course FALL20-ON-082 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

36. Websites That Teachers Will Use

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020





Instructor: Tracey Calise

This course will help sort through the extensive list of teacher websites. Some are free, some subscription based, some are worth it, and some should never be clicked on again. This course will provide an open discussion of these excellent resources.

Meets Standards HPEFACS 1-3.

Appropriate for Grades K-6.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-061 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

37. What College Didn't Teach Us About Classroom Management

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020





Instructor: Tracey Calise

Learn new classroom management techniques that have been tried out by a veteran teacher. Teachers will have guided scenarios and problems that they will work out and work through together. Each session will have a topic that the class will discuss together.

Meets Standards HPEFACS 1-3.

Appropriate for Grades K-6.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-058 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

38. What's an IEP? The Ins and Out of Creating an Effective Individualized Education Plan

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Kristina Fulcher

This course will cover steps on understanding what an individualized education plan (IEP) is, how to write an (IEP), laws and regulations of special education, progress monitoring and data collection. In addition, the course will give an overview of Committee on Special Education (CSE) and parent involvement. These strategies can be adapted to any grade level in the area of special education.

Appropriate for all grade levels and standards.

Course FALL20-ON-081 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

39. Working With Parents

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Rochelle Oliver

Parental involvement has a great impact on student achievement. Therefore, it is very important to get parents working on our side. When we actively build positive relationships with parents we strengthen our students' chances for success. This course will discuss the positive outcomes of parent involvement and parents working with teachers. We will evaluate the benefits of proactive communication and analyze effective communication strategies for dealing with reluctant or difficult parents. Specific topics will also include: welcome letters, open school night parent-teacher conferences, class websites, and classroom newsletters.

Course Number: FALL20-ON-002 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

40. Workplace Security Awareness for Educators

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Joel Vetter

This course will provide guidance to individuals on how to improve security in your workplace through behaviors and actions. No workplace is immune from security threats. School safety has too often become the target of threats where staff have now become the first line of defense. This course presents information on how staff can contribute to the schools security and safety. Activities will guide staff through:

+ importance of workplace safety
+ approaching an unknown individual
+ criminal and terrorist threats
+ workplace violence threats
+ indicators of workplace violence
+ information on cyber threats
+ social engineering


Joel Vetter is an emergency responder and educator with 29 years of escalating experience in Fire, EMS, hospital healthcare system and institutions of higher education.

Appropriate for all grade levels.

Course FALL20-ON-074 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

41. SmartBoard for Teachers (formerly Smart Board for Beginners)

Program: SPDI Classroom CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 10/24/2020 to 11/1/2020



Instructors: John Crisci & Michael Jannace

The course will cover various lesson activities that can be adapted for any content area or grade level. Lesson activities include Smart Board interactive activities that allow for cooperative learning, paired activities, presentations, direct instruction, and vocabulary enhancement.

Course FALL20-016 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

42. Educating Boys

Program: SPDI Online CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 11/9/2020 to 12/11/2020



Instructor: Mary Caffrey, L.M.S.W.
This course will focus on understanding the culture of boys and how it can negatively impact on their abilities to learn, socialize and reach out for help. We will explore issues that affect boys from the struggle to adjust in the primary grades to bullying in the middle school years, to conduct disorders that present themselves in high school. Statistically, boys are overwhelmingly diagnosed and medicated for A.D.H.D., behavior problems, and are at risk for school failure . They make up the majority of students in special education classes. Minority youth interface with the juvenile justice system at alarming rates. Boys face unique challenges and this class will explore ways for teachers to develop what author Dan Kindlon coined "emotional literacy" so they can find productive places in school and in the community.NOTE-course is in google docs and can be accessed through google by having a gmail account or through google classroom (password access through most school districts)
(Grade Level K-12)

Course Number: FALL20-ON-038 | 3 Credits/45 Hours

43. Keeping Kids Engaged

Program: SPDI Classroom CTLE Activity

Audience: Education professionals seeking CTLE Hours/Credits

Dates: 11/14/2020 to 11/22/2020



Instructor: Michael Jannace

The course will cover various lesson activities that can be adapted for any content area or grade level. Lesson activities include pod-casting, simulations, carousels, cooperate learning, Smart Board interactive activities, paired activities, jigsaws, project-based learning, presentations, direct instruction, individual learning, reading comprehension, vocabulary enhancement, debates, fish-bowls, essay grading, group testing and literature/film analysis.

Course Number: FALL20-015 | 3 Credits/45 Hours