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1. STI - 5000 - ST@C Workshop Series - 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/1/2020 to 7/2/2020

ST@C workshops explore aspects of innovation in education. In each ST@C workshop, teachers gain an overview of specific technological and pedagogical tools for the classroom while establishing a professional network for more in-depth study.

Scarsdale teachers can choose stand-alone ST@C workshops to use toward STI credits. One STI credit is granted when a teacher has documented 12 hours of contact time in ST@C workshops and submits to the STI office an explanation of how new ideas from ST@C impacted teaching and learning in their classroom.

Teachers must register for each individual ST@C workshop online and can offer to run a ST@C course by contacting the STI office. Teachers should only register for this course credit AFTER they have completed 12 hours of ST@C courses.

2. STI - 5474 - The Big Ideas of Sustainability with the CELF

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

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

This 6-day (15 hour) online institute will focus on Education for Sustainability: an interdisciplinary learning lens for integrating the Big Ideas of Sustainability into your curriculum, campus and community.

Participant assignments are connected to project- and place-based learning; exploring sustainability as a dynamic system characterized by the interconnectednes of environment, equity and economy, identifying the skills, knowledge and values/attitudes that promote health and well-being of current and future generations.

Daily Schedule and Themes
July 7: Why Education for Sustainability
July 8: Cultivating Earth Stewards
July 9: Big Ideas of Sustainability
July 14: Sustainable Economics and Systems Thinking
July 15: The Power of Place
July 16: The Ability to Make a Difference


Course fee of $250 should be paid directly to CELF: celfeducation.org

3. ST@C Physical activity and the good society

Program: ST@C

Dates: 7/15/2020

The role that physical activity has played in facilitating individual wellbeing has been underemphasized and underappreciated for a long time. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to the fore the importance of physical activity as a means of promoting physical, mental and emotional well-being amongst everyone, particularly because we live in an interdependent and interconnected society.

On Wed, July 15th, we will turn to the role that physical activity plays in a good society. A good society is where every citizen lives a healthier, more fulfilling life. What is the role that physical activity plays in public health? How can we ensure that all people have access to and can benefit from physical activity? How can physical activity empower people in the face of challenges? How can we create a society where physical activity is valued and embedded in the very fabric of our community?

Our panelists are:

Simidele Adeagbo, first Nigerian Winter Olympian and the first African and Black woman to compete in Skeleton at the Olympics, and 2019 Yale World Fellow.

Luke Grenfell-Shaw, leader of Bristol2Beijing, a tandem cycle ride which is defining what is possible with a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the Facing Up podcast.

Charlotte Roach, founder and CEO of Rabble, a U.K. organization that makes exercise fun.

The Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers around the world with a common quest to build the good society. Launched in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Good Society Forum Webinars digitally connect change makers around the world, engage them on ideas, and inspire action to build the good society.

4. STI - 5475 - Civic Science: Inquiry to Action with CELF

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Dates: 7/21/2020 to 7/30/2020

This 6-day (15 hour) online institute will enhance participants' understanding of project-based learning and place-based education, principles and practices within the context of your school community modeling CELF's Inquiry to Action Framework.

Learn how to engage your students as environment health researchers, to collect and analyze air quality data to understand the connections to human behaviors, develop prevention and remediation plans for their communities, and share their findings with peers and policy.

Daily Schedule and Themes:
July 21: Inquiry and Place
July 22: Data Collection and Analysis
July 23: Collaboration and Innovation
July 28: Empowering Student Action
July 29: Environmental Health and Community
July 30: Environmental Justice
What opportunities do we, as mathematics education leaders, have as we look toward the beginning of the new school year? We acknowledge the challenges and explore what decisions and opportunities exist to support our students and teachers. Also learn about unintended consequences, the potential to exacerbate current challenges, and alternatives to support each and every student in learning mathematics.

6. STI - 5480 - Edgemont Shools: Preparing for Hybrid Learning 2020

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/20/2020

Teachers will need to adapt to a new learning environment for fall: hybrid learning. The course will build on the IDE training provided by the Edgemont District as well as the already identified Edgemont eLearning "best practices," and will seek to expand upon both of these through collaboration, discussion, and problem-solving in anticipation of the hybrid- learning model the district is adopting for the fall. This course is designed to enable teachers to work collaboratively to tap existing best practices and to develop new sets to meet the needs of all learners, whether in person, remote, synchronous, or asynchronous. Each session will serve as a collaborative learning community in which all participants will serve as instructors and learners, working in inquiry-based learning groups to adapt and prepare lessons for the fall. Each class session will begin with large group conversations to determine the attribute (s) of the hybrid learning environment on which to focus. This will be followed by synchronous smaller breakout groups based on grade levels/content and/or specific courses based on area of focus. During large group sessions, the focus will be on identifying and addressing key questions about hybrid learning, sharing out IDE strategies and portal, and best practices. Participants will problem-solve and brainstorm strategies and techniques for the most effective instructional delivery and assessment in the hybrid environment. Synchronous small-group sessions will enable participants to work collaboratively to adapt and create lessons. The synchronous nature of small group sessions will enable participants to tap and utilize the other collaborative learning groups. In each session, the 1st hour will focus on sharing strategies & brainstorming effective modifications to lessons, assessment, & delivery methods. The next 2 hours, participants will meet in their smaller breakout groups.

7. STI - 5481 - Edgemont Schools: Preparing for Hybrid Learning 2020

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Edgemont

Dates: 8/25/2020 to 8/28/2020

Teachers will need to adapt to a new learning environment for fall: hybrid learning. The course will build on the IDE training provided by the Edgemont District as well as the already identified Edgemont eLearning "best practices," and will seek to expand upon both of these through collaboration, discussion, and problem-solving in anticipation of the hybrid- learning model the district is adopting for the fall. This course is designed to enable teachers to work collaboratively to tap existing best practices and to develop new sets to meet the needs of all learners, whether in person, remote, synchronous, or asynchronous. Each session will serve as a collaborative learning community in which all participants will serve as instructors and learners, working in inquiry-based learning groups to adapt and prepare lessons for the fall. Each class session will begin with large group conversations to determine the attribute (s) of the hybrid learning environment on which to focus. This will be followed by synchronous smaller breakout groups based on grade levels/content and/or specific courses based on area of focus. During large group sessions, the focus will be on identifying and addressing key questions about hybrid learning, sharing out IDE strategies and portal, and best practices. Participants will problem-solve and brainstorm strategies and techniques for the most effective instructional delivery and assessment in the hybrid environment. Synchronous small-group sessions will enable participants to work collaboratively to adapt and create lessons. The synchronous nature of small group sessions will enable participants to tap and utilize the other collaborative learning groups. In each session, the 1st hour will focus on sharing strategies & brainstorming effective modifications to lessons, assessment, & delivery methods. The next 2 hours, participants will meet in their smaller breakout groups.

8. STI - 5482 - e L e a r n i n g Startup 2020

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 9/3/2020

This course will expand on knowledge gained from spring's eLearning experience with a lens on improving both the teacher and student experience. The course will assist teachers in planning for a new school year with varying degrees of eLearning and allow for guided practice creating synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

This course is designed with the pandemic and eLearning variables in mind, and will cover the use of technology from both the teacher and student perspectives. Each session will feature a combination of direct instruction over whole-group Zoom, breakout rooms, and one-on-one meetings, with time to work on ideas and concepts covered.

The topics for the first session (6 hours) include:
-Planning, Preparation, and Organization
---Building a class schedule for yourself and your students
---Preparing lessons and units with a focus on digital tools
---Organizing your materials for easy access by all
-Content Creation: Teachers
---Creating engaging live, synchronous lessons
---Creating asynchronous lessons directly from the live lessons
---Creating quick and effective asynchronous opportunities efficiently

The topics for the second session (6 hours) include:
-Content Creation: Students
---What can teachers take from their own content creation and flip it so students become the creators?
---Use student-created content to add in your whole eLearning process
---Reviewing past experiences based on new knowledge
---What worked last time and what didn't?
---What will you keep going forward?
---What will you change?

The third session (3 hours) will serve as an opportunity for sharing and evaluating course projects and reflecting upon the course and preparations for the year ahead.

9. STI - 5488 - The Mentor Support Seminar: Edgemont 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Edgemont Mentors

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 6/16/2021

Over the past nineteen years, the Mentor Program has become an integral part of the Edgemont School District. This seminar provides systematic support for teachers new to Edgemont and recognizes and rewards the knowledge and skill that experienced Mentor teachers bring to new teachers. The program is a rich opportunity for the professional development of expert teachers who are now trained to work with their new colleagues. This year the Mentors and new teachers will continue to refine and develop the program. This seminar assists the Mentor teacher in defining his/her role and its relationship to the new teacher. Mentor teachers will meet together to identify needs, discuss problems, and seek solutions. Course topics include roles and responsibilities of mentoring, teacher collaboration, and effective communication. Mentor teachers participate in creating this unique program designed specifically to meet the needs of the Edgemont staff.

10. STI - 5485 - The Mentor Support Class: Scarsdale 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Mentors

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 4/28/2021

Over the past thirty-five years, the Mentor Program has become an integral part of the Scarsdale School District program. This seminar provides systematic support for teachers new to Scarsdale and recognizes and rewards the experience and skill that Mentor teachers bring to new teachers. The program is a rich opportunity for the professional development of expert teachers who are now trained to work with colleagues. This year the Mentors and new teachers will continue to refine and develop the program. This seminar assists the Mentor teacher in defining his/her role and its relationship to the new teacher. Mentor teachers will meet together to identify needs, discuss problems, and seek solutions. Course topics include roles and responsibilities of mentoring, teacher collaboration, and effective communication. Mentor teachers participate in creating this unique program designed specifically to meet the needs of the Scarsdale staff. This course is for first time mentors and repeat mentors who want to take the class.

11. STI - 5484 - The Mentor Program 2020-21 (All Mentors)

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Mentors

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 3/24/2021

Over the past thirty-five years, the Mentor Program has become an integral part of the Scarsdale School District program. This seminar provides systematic support for teachers new to Scarsdale and recognizes and rewards the experience and skill that Mentor teachers bring to new teachers. The program is a rich opportunity for the professional development of expert teachers who are now trained to work with colleagues. This year the Mentors and new teachers will continue to refine and develop the program. This seminar assists the Mentor teacher in defining his/her role and its relationship to the new teacher. Mentor teachers will meet together to identify needs, discuss problems, and seek solutions. Course topics include roles and responsibilities of mentoring, teacher collaboration, and effective communication. Mentor teachers participate in creating this unique program designed specifically to meet the needs of the Scarsdale staff. MENTORS MENTORING NEW TEACHERS MUST ATTEND ALL 4 CLASSES. Mentors mentoring current staff and not taking the class please ignore the email reminders that frontline generates.

12. STI - 6000 - ST@C Workshop Series - 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 9/4/2020

ST@C workshops explore aspects of innovation in education. In each ST@C workshop, teachers gain an overview of specific technological and pedagogical tools for the classroom while establishing a professional network for more in-depth study. Scarsdale teachers can choose stand-alone ST@C workshops to use toward STI credits. One STI credit is granted when a teacher has documented 12 hours of contact time in ST@C workshops and submits to the STI office an explanation of how new ideas from ST@C impacted teaching and learning in their classroom. Teachers must register for each individual ST@C workshop online and can offer to run a ST@C course by contacting the STI office. Teachers should only register for this course credit AFTER they have completed 12 hours of ST@C courses.

13. STI - 5496 .1 Articulating Leadership Across Departments 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: SMS Department Chairs

Dates: 9/15/2020 to 6/15/2021

Middle School department chairs serve on the Principal's Cabinet and are relied on for a wide variety of responsibilities. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we have time to collaborate as we try to work with the administration to lead our departments through an unprecedented time. There are so many unknowns facing us as we try to return to school and we will need to work together to maintain consistency across departments. Middle School department chairs play a key leadership role as they fulfill the roles of teacher and administrator simultaneously. The department chair serves as an advocate for one's own department while at the same time supporting the wider mission of the school. As a result, healthy and open discussion about school issues must occur regularly. Scarsdale's commitment to educational excellence and evolving state regulations require department chairs to work collaboratively to examine current practices and continue to adapt to changes. The Middle School department chairs, in the role of teacher evaluators, will function as a study group to review various duties including staff observation and evaluation, and progress with school goals. Participants will work across departments to ensure consistent approaches are being utilized. Through this course, the chairs plan to work collaboratively to follow or modify current practices as well as to prepare for upcoming initiatives. Meetings will be held weekly as needed between September and June.

14. STI - 5492 - Nurses Study Group 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Nurses

Dates: 9/15/2020 to 4/20/2021

Teachers, parents, and students often look to district nurses as resources for advice on health issues that arise in the news or in the schools. Medical information is constantly being updated, and the school nurses require adequate time and opportunity to meet with colleagues to discuss the latest findings in their field. Study group participation provides the nurses a venue to read, listen, and share information that will enhance health office practices. Participants will choose books and articles on topics that are relevant to school health office concerns. Through reading, participation in discussions, and sharing daily-based practice information, school nurses will become better-informed advocates and resources for their students and families.

15. ST@C Tech Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 9/16/2020

A place to share tech knowledge

16. STI - 5526 - People, Power, and Politics: An Educational Perspective

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: SHS

Dates: 9/18/2020 to 6/4/2021

We all enter the classroom with a unique history that informs our perspectives. How do these individual lenses color our teaching, learning, and interactions in the classroom and beyond? Research tells us that these world views are powerful and influential in our lives. For example, did you know that girls typically under-perform in math and science in wealthy districts but out-perform boys in poorer districts? Were you aware that boys are consistently out-performed by girls in reading and writing? Would you have guessed that students tend to perform better in school if they have teachers of the same race? In this course, we seek to explore how these issues play out in our classrooms, our schools, and our lives. We will utilize media, personal experiences, and other sources to explore these ideas and share our stories with the goal of informing our practice.

17. ST@C: Finding Your Way Around the TC Virtual Units of Study

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 9/22/2020

The Teacher College Virtual Units of Study (TCVUOS) come complete with tools for virtual workshop essentials and best practices. Come join us as we share all that can be found in the Virtual Units of Study and as we provide support for setting up routines and systems, with tips for accessing and planning using these materials.
Big Beautiful Problems can be life-changing for teachers and students alike as they show how math becomes alive and is connected to our world. See how much fun math can be as we get caught up in the challenge, excitement, and flow of learning. Deepen your skills, confidence, and joy as we experience and explore some of our favorite problems.

19. ST@C: Unpacking Food! How can we ensure good nutrition for all?

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 9/22/2020

As schools across the globe see students and teachers returning to the classroom or undertaking distance learning, the Smithsonian Science Education Center is supporting educators to engage students in exciting, trans-disciplinary learning that can be done in or out of the classroom. The Smithsonian Science for Global Goals module, Food! How do we ensure good nutrition for all? Supports young people to investigate issues of food and nutritional security in their own communities, and in communities across the globe. This module brings together science and engineering education with social studies, health and civics to engage students in mapping food access points in their own communities, analyzing food and nutritional guidelines from around the world, exploring recipes and ingredients, and engineering better food storage containers, among other activities. Over the months of September and October, the Smithsonian Science Education Center will host three webinars to provide educators with support to use the Food! How do we ensure good nutrition for all? module in their own classrooms or distance learning contexts. This webinar dives more deeply into some of the specific activities of the Food! module, highlighting specific activities, and providing some ideas for how this material can be used either in the classroom or as a distance learning tool.

20. STI - 5514 - Google Classroom and More

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 9/23/2020 to 10/14/2020

Universal adoption of Google Classroom K-12 is now a key component of the Edgemont Hybrid Instructional Model. For the upper elementary & high school classes, Google Classroom offers teachers a way to seamlessly create a class Meet, to extend the classroom virtually, to manage the flow of papers/assignments, & to provide feedback to students in real-time. For early elementary classrooms, Google Classroom enables teachers to post essential information regarding learning for parents to access. The platform also allows teachers to manage online discussions, share resources, & communicate one-on-one with students, all within a controlled, secure environment. Class group work takes on a new dimension as students work together in real time from various locations, unrestricted by the limits of geography. Google Classroom can enhance teacher and student communication, personalize instruction, and engage students at many levels, no matter what type of instruction we are engaging in: live, hybrid, or remote. In this course, participants will experience Classroom both as teachers and as students. Participants will join the Classroom and will participate in discussions, submit assignments, revise and resubmit assignments as if they were students. It will also enable them to troubleshoot issues and concerns that may arise for their students. Participants will learn how to sync the grades on Classroom with Infinite Campus. This course is designed for people who already have some knowledge of Classroom and the Google Suite.
Join us for a non-traditional math experience designed to open our eyes to the feelings and anxieties of our students. Hear the voices of Chicago Public Schools high school students, captured through a city-wide listening project. As a group, we will discuss and reflect on what resonates with us and what we can gain from their experiences.

22. STI - 5494 - Making the Online Classroom Work

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 9/25/2020 to 9/26/2020

As teachers become increasingly more familiar with their online and hybrid learning environments, a deeper understanding of technology tools can help refine instruction. The goal of the course is to share tools, methods and apps that are effective in the eLearning environment. Topics will range from utilizing learning management systems to improving communication with students and families to creating assessments using online tools. Teachers will share ideas and examples of classroom applications and have their technology questions answered. This course is designed to be flexible and responsive to the individual needs of the teachers enrolled.

Through brief presentations, discussion and hands-on practice, participants will learn how to better organize their google classroom and also learn new tools and apps such as flipgrid, quizizz, screencastify and more in order to create a more effective and interactive online classroom. The goal is to give the participants the tools needed to have successful, interactive classrooms for the 2020-2021 school year.

Teachers will create lessons and activities for students in their specific grade level and discipline using the tools/apps discussed in the course.
To support the mathematics learning of all students, effective teachers establish an environment where students regularly engage in productive mathematics discourse. Attend this workshop to learn strategies to facilitate productive discourse and promote problem solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills in a student-centered classroom.

24. STI - 5528 - Organize! History of the Labor Movement

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 9/29/2020 to 12/15/2020

Aligned with NYSED guidelines for teaching about the Labor Movement in the United States, this course will have three overarching themes:
---American Labor's early attempts to organize in response to poverty, racism, classicism, and the changing economics of the 19th and 20th centuries in the United States;
---the history of organized labor in New York's educational system; and
---the Labor Movement's direct involvement in Social Justice Issues as a core value and the interconnection of race, class, and gender, in the fight for equality and fair working conditions.

Synchronous and asynchronous assignments will enable the participants flexibility during the fall session.

25. STI - 5489 - An Examination of Literature Across Boundaries 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 9/29/2020 to 6/15/2021

The journey of a life long reader is a search to gain insight and understanding by reading, talking, and reflecting. By transforming reading into a community event through discussion groups, teachers learn differing perspectives on the same work and gain knowledge of literature, genre, and technique. The commitment to read widely and deeply is an important endeavor for teachers as they model the love of reading and the skills of reading and understanding for their students.

Participants will enhance their own reading skills and learn techniques for leading discussion groups with students. The first book is White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin D'Angelo.

26. STI - 5490 - Teacher as Reader: Heathcote 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K- 5

Dates: 9/29/2020 to 6/15/2021

The journey of a life long reader is a search to gain insight and understanding by reading, talking, and reflecting. By transforming reading into a community event through discussion groups, teachers learn differing perspectives on the same work and gain knowledge of literature, genre, and technique. The commitment to read widely and deeply is an important endeavor for teachers as they model the love of reading and the skills of reading and understanding for their students.

Participants will read assigned books and come prepared to discuss aspects of literary form such as character development, theme, plot, and more. They will gain insight into point of view by listening to their colleagues' responses to each book. Participants will enhance their own reading skills and learn techniques for leading discussion groups with students.

For the first session, each teacher should bring a book they have read over the summer to discuss.

27. STI - 5493 - Teachers Reading Together: Edgewood 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5

Dates: 9/29/2020 to 6/15/2021

The journey of a life long reader is a search to gain insight and understanding by reading, talking, and reflecting. By transforming reading into a community event through discussion groups, teachers learn differing perspectives on the same work and gain knowledge of literature, genre, and technique. The commitment to read widely and deeply is an important endeavor for teachers as they model the love of reading and the skills of reading and understanding for their students.

Participants will read assigned books and come prepared to discuss aspects of literary form such as character development, theme, plot, and more. They will gain insight into point of view by listening to their colleagues' responses to each book. Participants will enhance their own reading skills and learn techniques for leading discussion groups with students. The first book will be Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty.

28. STI - 5495 - Quality Readers at Quaker Ridge 2020-21

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5

Dates: 9/29/2020 to 6/15/2021

The journey of a life long reader is a search to gain insight and understanding by reading, talking, and reflecting. By transforming reading into a community event through discussion groups, teachers learn differing perspectives on the same work and gain knowledge of literature, genre, and technique. The commitment to read widely and deeply is an important endeavor for teachers as they model the love of reading and the skills of reading and understanding for their students. Participants will read assigned books and come prepared to discuss aspects of literary form such as character development, theme, plot, and more. They will gain insight into point of view by listening to their colleagues' responses to each book. Participants will enhance their own reading skills and learn techniques for leading discussion groups with students. For the first session, participants should read The Guest List by Lisa Foley

29. STI - 5504 - Teacher as Reader: Greenacres 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: All

Dates: 9/29/2020 to 6/15/2021

"The journey of the lifelong reader is a search to gain insight and understanding by reading talking and reflecting. By transforming reading into a community event through discussion groups, teachers learn differing perspectives on the same work and gain knowledge of literature, genre and technique. The commitment to read widely and deeply is an important endeavor for teachers as they model the love of reading and the skills of reading and understanding for their students.

Participants will read assigned books and come prepared to discuss aspects of literary form such as character development, theme, plot and more. They will gain insight into point of view by listening to their colleagues' responses to each book. Participants will enhance their own reading skills and learn techniques for leading discussion groups with students. For the first session, participants should read Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

30. STI - 5505 - Elementary ELA Collegial Research Group

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Elementary teachers K-5 who are specially enrolled in TCRWP lab classroom teacher researcher

Dates: 9/30/2020 to 6/9/2021

The Teacher-Researcher Collegial Group brings together teacher-leaders from across the district to share and engage in action-research. Teachers will set goals based upon current challenges and problems of practice and study our students, while implementing classroom practices, and engage in peer reflection. In addition to the five days teachers will be working together in classrooms studying with a TCRWP leaders Natalie Louis and Brooke Geller, this course will focus on supporting the development of the teachers' literacy knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, developing exemplary practices so that the group can research students, implement classroom practices, and reflect together.

31. STI - 5532 - Foundations of a Scarsdale Education for Tomorrow Elementary Level

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Elementary new teachers

Dates: 9/30/2020 to 4/21/2021

Foundations of a Scarsdale Education for Tomorrow Elementary Level Model lesson plans, constructive feedback on instruction, and tips on school culture and classroom management are all critical in helping new teachers be successful. In Scarsdale, a school-based mentor assists new hires with adapting to school culture and common practices in the first year. In addition, Scarsdale teachers benefit from individualized curricular guidance from K-5 district coordinators in Math, Science, and English Language Arts. As teachers gain more experience in the Scarsdale schools, this Foundations course scaffolds their professional development and mentorship in their first years so they can take maximum advantage of the professional resources available to them throughout their careers. Throughout the school year, classroom teachers, mentors, and helping teachers will engage each other in an examination of instructional methods, content, curriculum, and student learning and understanding to improve classroom teaching and learning. New teachers will receive support for their Math, Science, Reading and Writing curricula from the district coordinators through regular consultations in and out of the classroom and half day professional development workshops. The mentor component of the course includes four after-school seminars with mentors and mentees that address district-wide best practices as well as confidential weekly meetings with the assigned mentor teacher. They will also attend the ST@C Portfolio sessions.

32. STI - 5533 - Foundations of a Scarsdale Education for Tomorrow: Middle School

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Middle school new teacher

Dates: 9/30/2020 to 4/21/2021

Model lesson plans, constructive feedback on instruction, and tips on school culture and classroom management are all critical in helping new teachers be successful. In Scarsdale, a school-based mentor assists new hires with adapting to school culture and common practices in the first year. In addition, Scarsdale teachers benefit from curricular guidance from department chairs and colleagues. As a teacher grows as an experienced professional in the Scarsdale schools, this Foundations course scaffolds teacher professional development and mentorship in their first years so they can take maximum advantage of the professional resources available to them throughout their careers. Throughout the school year, classroom teachers, mentors, department chairs and administrators will engage each other in an examination of instructional methods, content, curriculum, and student learning and understanding to improve classroom teaching and learning. In the fall, new teachers will receive an overview of the Charlotte Danielson model of teacher evaluation and discuss expectations in the areas of special education, technology, grading, and communication to name a few. The mentor component of the course includes five after-school seminars with mentors and mentees and as well as confidential weekly meetings with the assigned mentor teacher. Curricular guidance is individualized through meetings with colleagues and department chairs. Meeting with Building Administration 3 hours TBD; ST@C - Portfolios 2-3 sessions TBD

33. STI - Foundations of a Scarsdale Education for Tomorrow: High School

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Middle school new teacher

Dates: 9/30/2020 to 4/21/2021

Model lesson plans, constructive feedback on instruction, and tips on school culture and classroom management are all critical in helping new teachers be successful. In Scarsdale, a school-based mentor assists new hires with adapting to school culture and common practices in the first year. In addition, Scarsdale teachers benefit from curricular guidance from department chairs and colleagues. As a teacher grows as an experienced professional in the Scarsdale schools, this Foundations course scaffolds teacher professional development and mentorship in their first years so they can take maximum advantage of the professional resources available to them throughout their careers. Throughout the school year, classroom teachers, mentors, department chairs and administrators will engage each other in an examination of instructional methods, content, curriculum, and student learning and understanding to improve classroom teaching and learning. In the fall, new teachers will receive an overview of the Charlotte Danielson model of teacher evaluation and discuss expectations in the areas of special education, technology, grading, and communication to name a few. The mentor component of the course includes five after-school seminars with mentors and mentees and as well as confidential weekly meetings with the assigned mentor teacher. Curricular guidance is individualized through meetings with colleagues and department chairs. Meeting with Building Administration 3 hours TBD; ST@C - Portfolios 2-3 sessions TBD
Learn geometry through paper folding! See how geometric theorems are applied in drawing crease patterns. Topics include polyhedra, special triangles, Pythagorean theorem, and transformations. We will pose and prove conjectures. Come with a laptop to construct crease patterns and leave with beautiful origami models!

35. STI - 5508 - Multiculturalism Through the Arts: Film - Comedy North, South, East, and West

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: All

Dates: 10/1/2020 to 10/29/2020

Humor is arguably one of the most telling features of any culture, yet one of most difficult to analyze and understand. We will explore the values & beliefs, social issues & historical events that shape the international community & find expression through comedy.

Destiny Has No Favorites (Peru, 2003) Spanish with English subtitles.
Ana is bored with a life in which privilege is a kind of prison. When her husband rents out their garden to a soap-opera production and leaves on a business trip, her first reaction is annoyance. She watches the filming from her window with indifference while her two maids follow every movement of their favorite stars. But when she joins the cast, hiding her identity, the line between her real life and the fictional world of the script begins to blur.

Elling (Norway, 2001) Norwegian, with English subtitles.
Elling and Kjell Bjarne are the odd couple, released from a provincial mental hospital to cope with the world. One is a finicky, self-proclaimed mamma's boy; the other is a clumsy giant with only sex on his mind. This film traces their singular friendship and adventures.

Window to Paris (Russia, 1994) Russian & French, with English subtitles.
In this energetic satirical comedy, Nikolai, an unemployed music teacher, and his neighbors discover a secret portal leading directly to the capital of France. As they explore the material wealth and cultural riches of Paris, they learn that the new opening between Russia and the West can lead in both directions and cut two ways.

Lost in Russia (China, 2020) Mandarin, with English subtitles.
The story centers on a mother and her middle-aged son, who wants to escape her manipulative control and stop his wife from divorcing him. Somehow, his mother manages to have him join her on the Trans-Siberian train to Moscow, where she hopes to relive her choral debut seventy years ago.

36. ST@C: ELECTION 2020: Teaching in Unpredictable Times

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/1/2020

Join Laura Tavares of Facing History and Ourselves to explore approaches to teaching the election that focus on the history of voting, the health of democracy, the factors that shape our civic decision-making, and the power of youth agency and voice. In a time of multiple and overlapping crises-the COVID-19 pandemic, a national reckoning on race and injustice, political polarization, and threats to voting rights and access-how will you teach about the November election? Join Facing History and Ourselves to explore approaches to teaching the election that focus on the history of voting, the health of democracy, the factors that shape our civic decision-making, and the power of youth agency and voice. We'll feature strategies to foster civil and democratic discourse in your classrooms and share teaching ideas that build media literacy, civic engagement and connections between curriculum and students' everyday lives.
How do teachers support students to build agency for mathematics and foster positive mathematical identities? In this session, participants will learn how to develop classroom norms and routines that create emotionally and socially safe spaces for students to engage in problem solving through productive struggle, risk taking, and metacognition.

38. STI - 5516 - Google Sites

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/2/2020 to 10/3/2020

Communication with students and parents is key, particularly during this uncertain time of teaching and learning. Google Sites serves as a natural complement to Google Classroom, enabling teachers to provide additional information and resources to both parents and students. Students will easily be able to move back and forth between a teacher's Google Classroom and Google Site with just a click, making essential resources readily accessible.

In this course, participants will learn how to create a Google Site of their own or enhance one they already have. In this process, participants will learn the practicality and ease of Google Site building and the drag and drop functionality. Topics will include linking materials from Google drive, creating multiple pages, changing themes, adding pictures, videos, presentations, student resources and work samples, and their Google Classroom calendars, enabling parents to follow Google Classroom assignments without having to be added directly to Google Classroom as guardians. Lastly, the course will cover how to manage public and private settings for various pages/materials of the Site.

Course Requirements:
All participants must complete a robust working Google Site, which shall be accessible to the parents and students. Each Site will include multiple pages including a homepage, a resources section, and homework section.

39. ST@C: Best Practices for Teaching Orchestra Remotely

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/2/2020

Bring your stories of success (and failure) from the first few weeks of school. Be prepared to share ideas, learn from each other, support one another, and make sense of what it means to teach orchestra in 2020. If you have any documents that have helped you and your students, please include them in the shared folder "Remote Orchestra - STC 10/2." There is a document in the folder titled "Helpful Links" where you can add links to websites or other online resources you have found helpful. Open to teachers of all content areas, but especially orchestra teachers of all levels! Google Meet Joining Info: Will be updated the day of the workshop.

40. STI - 5517 - World Language Study Group

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 6/21/2021

The shift to blended and fully online learning has forced teachers to adapt their instructional delivery to a new environment. The online learning experience must incorporate effective instructional strategies that are regularly used by teachers in the physical classroom setting. World language teachers face a particularly daunting task due to communicative focus of their classes in the target language. This course will leverage teachers' experiences during the spring of 2020 and throughout the 2020-2021 school year to improve instructional delivery and to identify 'best practices' for the blended and all online classroom. This class will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous meetings. Participants will use synchronous meeting times to exchange ideas, share strategies for engaging students, discuss how to successfully shift activities to the virtual realm, and collaboratively build lesson and unit templates that can be used across content areas. An important focus of the course will be to develop concrete strategies to engage students in effective classroom discussions despite the physical and technological limitations of the blended or all online classroom setting. During asynchronous time, participants will work independently or with colleagues to create and refine hybrid activities, improve online skills, 'beta test' colleagues' work, and provide critical but supportive feedback to their peers. Course Requirements: -Attendance at all synchronous classes -Submission of created lessons, unit plans, activities -Generate feedback to other participants through informal (discussion) and formal (Google Forms) means -Willingness to share resources, materials, and strategies
In this workshop, we will explore how to treat the process of doing mathematics as generating a rough draft, gaining new insights, and revising. Rough draft thinking is a process of continuously developing understanding. When mathematics teachers welcome students' in-progress ideas, learning mathematics can be less threatening and more meaningful.

42. STI - 5507 - The Reggio Emilia Study Group - 2020-21

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/6/2020 to 5/27/2021

"One of the central tenets of the Reggio approach is that every child is a creative child. It was from this idea that the atelier (studio) was conceived." Lella Gandini "The atelier brings the strength and joy of the unexpected to the process of learning... and favors the construction of the imagination, and renders the process of education more complete and whole." Vea Vechhi The Reggio Emilia study group is a place of encounter and dialogue where teachers explore contemporary issues in teaching and learning. Inspired by the long history, experience and pedagogy of Reggio Emilia educators, the study group has for over a decade researched the fundamentals of socio-constructivist philosophy. Essential questions have guided this research: What is the nature of learning and how can classrooms become cultures of thinking and problem solving? How can we best nurture and inspire creative thinking? How can teachers make visible the thinking and learning that take place in their classrooms? What is the role of the environment in learning? Study group participants will explore current constructivist pedagogy through readings, discussions, videos, and school and conference visits. Participants will deepen their understanding of the concepts of project-based learning, design thinking, the studio and maker spaces, making learning visible, and documentation. Participants will have opportunities to widen their experience of the "100 languages of children" (multiple intelligences) as well as experiment with the use of diverse materials in the classroom. Participants will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and to integrate constructivist methodology in their classrooms. Meeting dates in addition to those listed below will be announced.

43. ST@C Tech Share a thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/7/2020

A place to share Technology ideas

44. STI - 5535 - Secondary ELA Collegial Inquiry Group

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Grades 6-12

Dates: 10/7/2020 to 5/20/2021

This course reunites teachers to build upon work that was begun in summer 2019 in the teaching of whole-class novels and the implementation of book clubs within our English classrooms. (New teachers welcome!) Working alongside Kate Roberts, teachers will explore strategies to teach reading and help students become more fluent readers. This course will focus on supporting teachers as they establish and implement book clubs in a meaningful and sustainable manner whether students are present in person or learning remotely.

45. STI - 5519 - Teacher as Reader: Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Edgemont Teachers

Dates: 10/7/2020 to 5/5/2021

This course introduces teachers to new literature, which has many clear benefits. Reading together is a meaningful way to explore ideas and perspectives and to share our own experiences. In particular my goal is to assemble a reading list of texts by diverse authors, with the goal of spurring conversation about diverse life experiences. Reading and discussing together also builds our social-emotional well-being as teachers -- something we'll need this year in particular. My hope is that the course models strong facilitation of group discussions, provides examples of prompts that might connect students with literature in a personal way, and exposes teachers to texts that they might bring into their teaching practice.

When a group of educators reads together, sharing insights and reactions to texts, we find connection, develop our own understanding of texts, expose ourselves to new voices, and find fresh material and ideas to bring back to students. As teachers we are often the ones facilitating class discussions; by participating in this course as readers we can see what it's like to be a student in an inquiry-based, Socratic discussion, learning from others and being challenged to read a text that might expand our worldview or expose us to new ideas and places. Most sessions open with personal reflections in response to writing prompts; we then ask questions that guide our discussions. Working together, the group finds layers of meaning in the texts, and an understanding of why those texts matter. In our classrooms we hope that students will connect personally with texts while learning about the world and others' experiences; the reading group has similar goals, and the reading list will be made up of texts by diverse authors so that we will explore a wide range of perspectives together. The prompts from the beginning of each course will form the basis of the course project. A short story will be provided to read and discuss at the first session.

46. ST@C: Unpacking Settler Colonialism

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/7/2020

Settler colonialism is a term historians use to describe the system of intentionally colonizing a place and a people. Using materials from our Women & the American Story and New World-New Netherland-New York curricula, consider how this framework can be applied to the experiences of European and indigenous people in North America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

47. ST@C: Author Panel Talk: Rich Tasks (Math: K-5)

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/7/2020

: Beth Kobett moderates an Author Panel Talk given by authors Marian Small, Patrick Vennebush, and Roger Day, who share useful tidbits from Good Questions Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom, fourth edition;, One-Hundred Problems Involving the Number 100: Celebrate NCTM's First Century, and The Activity Gems series.
UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, the History & Civics Project at UC Santa Cruz, and the History Project at UC Davis present this series to help teachers empower their students to navigate this year's election. All sessions will be held via Zoom from 7-8:30 pm EDT. Struggles Over Suffrage: Who Gets to Vote? (October 7). The first session will explore ongoing contestation over participation in the political process. Threats to the Electoral Process - Will the People's Choice Prevail? (October 21). The second session will help teachers make sense of the legal, constitutional and ideological perspectives surrounding the presidential election and prepare for the potential of a post-election dispute over results.

49. ST@C: The Struggle for Racial Justice and Voting

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/7/2020

Free and fair elections are the foundation of all democracies. The US Voting Rights Act of 1965 established protections for all Americans, especially for Black Americans. However the 2013 Supreme Court decision Shelby County v Holder dismantled key elements of the Voting Rights Act and voter suppression efforts are ongoing across the country. Please join us for a dialogue with Dr. Carol Anderson; professor, historian, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, exploring the history of the fight for African Americans' voting rights as part of the struggle for racial justice in the United States. Pre-register using the llink on the ST@C on the STI webpage.

50. STI - 5512 - Exploring Cultural DIversity Through Literature

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/8/2020 to 4/8/2021

This course is the continuing course "Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Literature". We meet five times to discuss a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction that is primarily multi-cultural. Teachers in a global community must understand the diverse customs and traditions of their students and colleagues. What better way is there to relate to others than through reading the stories that embed cultural perspective into the lives of real people? Literature selected from across the globe can foster a deep understanding of the racial, ethnic, and cultural groups within the school community, the nation, and the world. Through the reading of selected works of literature and group discussion, participants will learn about the daily lives and perspectives that exist within different ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural groups. Teachers will develop classroom activities that promote empathy, interest, and respect for the global community based upon the readings. The first book for 2020-2021 will be The Splendid and The Vile by Eric Larson.

51. ST@C: Getting Started with IXL

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/13/2020

This session will refresh your knowledge of the basics of IXL. We will discuss the following during this session: -Sign in for Teachers and Students -Check Roster and Class settings -Assessing with the Diagnostic Arena -Assigning Skills -Checking assigned Skills -Understanding a Smart Score

52. STI - 5515 - Positive Psychology for Educators

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/13/2020 to 5/11/2021

Positive psychology, the scientific study of human flourishing, has much to offer educators as we consider best ways to help students attain optimal functioning. Positive education, the application of positive psychology in schools, is essential for student well-being and achievement. This course will review principles of positive psychology and will also have participants engage in experiential learning exercises to increase well-being - which will help reinforce key concepts. Specific emphasis will be given to the integration of positive psychology constructs and techniques in the classroom. Participants will learn key constructs in positive psychology, which have direct application to student well-being and achievement. In addition to examining the work of scholars such as Martin Seligman, Angela Duckworth, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and others, participants will engage in hands-on positive psychology activities in order to gain a better understanding of key techniques that could be used with students in the classroom. During the course, participants will engage in positive psychology exercises and have the opportunity to write reflective pieces on their experiences. In-class readings will review some key articles on positive psychology and positive education. All participants will be encouraged to share their ideas and perspectives and will have choice for the final project including but not limited to a well thought-out reflection or lesson-plan applying the course material. This course has one 2 hour synchronous meeting per month for eight months (October-May). Participants will also complete an additional 2.5 hours a month of self paced learning via exercises, readings and other resources from the instructor.

53. ST@C: Getting Started with IXL

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/14/2020

Date of Workshop: 10/13/2020 Start Time: 11:45:00 AM Instructor: undefined This session will refresh your knowledge of the basics of IXL. We will discuss the following during this session: -Sign in for Teachers and Students -Check Roster and Class settings -Assessing with the Diagnostic Arena -Assigning Skills -Checking assigned Skills -Understanding a Smart Score

54. ST@C: IXL - Analyzing Student Data

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/14/2020

Publish Setting: Publish : During this session we will discuss how to analyze and utilize the data from the diagnostic arena. This data can help you to pinpoint each student's level of understanding, allow you to customize assigned skills, and inform your instruction.

55. ST@C: Campaigning for the Presidency

Program: ST@C

Audience: Online

Dates: 10/14/2020

How is visual and digital messaging used in presidential campaigns, and how does this messaging influence voters? Gear up for Election Day using materials from the exhibition I Approve this Message to explore the rise of TV campaign ads and discuss ways to help your students think critically about what makes these political strategies effective.

56. STI - 5523 - Keeping Current in Young Adult Literature 2020-21

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 6-8

Dates: 10/15/2020 to 4/15/2021

Teachers from all disciplines benefit from keeping current with high quality fiction and nonfiction that holds strong appeal for their students. With the knowledge of trends and themes in age-appropriate literature, teachers inspire enthusiasm for reading. With enhanced awareness of new titles, participants are confident in recommending appropriate literature to the young adult readers in their classes. Book discussions will focus on real-world connections, literary elements, themes, and publishing trends in young adult literature. Participants will be required to read two books for each class, some of which they will help select. Relevant reading materials, activities, and speakers will be offered from time to time to supplement discussion. The two books for the first session are: Dry by Neil Shusterman and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (it is the prequel to The Hunger Games).

57. STI - 5506 - Reading and Writing Workshops and the TC Saturday Reunion

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-8

Dates: 10/16/2020 to 10/17/2020

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University has been a think tank in the area of literacy for over thirty years, developing state of the art teaching methods and offering professional development in using these methods. Our partnership with TC has offered teachers access to up to date research and professional development in the area of literacy. Participants in this course will use the TC Saturday Reunion Trail Guide to determine a theme of study that will support their ELA goals for teaching and best practices. On Friday afternoon, teachers will outline a plan of action and create a timeline of benchmarks . On Saturday, participants will attend the virtual TCRWP Saturday Reunion at Teachers College where literacy educators from across the globe come together to learn. It is a fast-paced day, brimming with workshops that can help you find horizons to work towards, whether your focus is on higher-level comprehension, content area literacy, units of study in writing, assessment-based instruction, increasing student engagement, or bringing books to life. Teachers will determine and revise and reflect upon teaching practices guided by their focus areas of professional development over the course of the weekend.

58. STI - 5520 - Creating Mini One-Page Books with Your Students

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/16/2020 to 10/17/2020

This course which connects the visual arts to academic subjects will provide guided instruction on the structure and artistic design of one page books. These mini one page books can be an engaging way to connect and integrate the arts from K to 12th grades across the curriculum. At a time where simple book structures can become powerful tools of creating attention, application and exhibition of knowledge, and connection, these one page wonders make it easy to provide a hands on learning experience wherever it is needed. This workshop will focus on book-forms made from one piece of paper. There was strong interest in these as they are often simpler and with potential of online learning no specialty supplies are needed. A variety of forms will be taught as well as examples of ways to have students integrate content and form. It is magical and easy to have one piece of paper turn into an accordion book, a 16 page folio, a diorama, a book with built-in pockets; simple pop-up techniques will also be introduced. The work of African American artist Romare Bearden will be used as inspiration for a one page accordion book as a means to explore the application of visual content and use of a theme: neighborhood.

59. ST@C: A History of Black People in Scarsdale

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/18/2020

Black people have lived in Scarsdale since Westchester was first settled by Europeans in the 1600s. Through a variety of sources including maps, newspaper articles, photographs, and census records, you will learn about Scarsdale's important Black community and how it has changed over the past 300 years, from the time of slavery through suburbanization and the civil rights era. This program is sponsored by the Scarsdale Forum, the Scarsdale Historical Society and the Scarsdale Public Library. REGISTER IN ADVANCE AT THE LINK YOU CAN FIND AT THE STI WEBSITE IN THE ST@C SECTION

60. ST@C: Remote Garden Instruction

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/19/2020

Switching from hands-on classes in the school garden to remote instruction has been a challenge! Join us as we talk about what we learned last spring about how to engage students from home and what we will be doing for our remote students in the 2020-21 school year. What elements of gardening can be retained? What opportunities does remote instruction bring? Participants will be invited to share successes and struggles of their own. REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK FOUND ON THE STI WEBSITE UNDER THE ST@C HEADING

61. STI - 5513 - Food in the Curriculum Cultivating Culinary Connections

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: All

Dates: 10/20/2020 to 11/21/2020

Now more than ever, it is crucial to find creative ways to connect with our students and to cultivate their connection with each other and with the world around them. The focus of this course is to explore how food has brought us together throughout human history and explore the social nuances of gathering for celebrations and life events. Together we will consider how to apply these findings to developing new ways to connect and gather virtually and from a distance. This course will help teachers find ways to connect to their students whether in-class or virtually on how eating and gathering has changed over time and how today these connections are just as deep during the pandemic. The course will be a mix of curated readings, videos, and podcasts along with synchronous time for conversation and instruction. In addition, teachers will gather virtually to cook and to hear from guest speakers. These sessions will be livestreamed and recorded so that they can be watched live or revisited and/or watched at a later time. Participants throughout the course will gain new knowledge about the impact of food on gathering throughout history to present day, will engage in thoughtful discourse and make curriculum connections. By the end of the course, participants will have be able to reflect on what they have learned and create a finalized lesson and or unit. This course can be taken for 1 or 2 salary credits/stipend. There is an $10-$20 optional food cost for cooking demos.

62. ST@C: Easy F&P iPAD App for Running Records

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-6

Dates: 10/21/2020

Come and discover all that you can do with an iPad when giving the F&P Benchmark Assessment. For even greater convenience take paperless assessments with the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Record App for the Benchmark Assessment Systems 1and 2(BAS), This efficient alternative to taking a Reading Record on paper will be a game changer. The app accurately analyzes reading and accuracy rate, self-correction ratio, and fluency and comprehension scores to reveal students' progress. Results sync wirelessly to the Online Data Management System. Features: Automatically times the conference and calculates rates and ratios Imports existing Online Data Management System classes or groups to the iPad Apps Uploads completed student Reading Records to the Online Data Management System for long-term, secure data management Saves the Reading Record as a PDF

63. ST@C: We the People: America's Evolving Democracy

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/21/2020

How can we help our students better understand the principles of democracy? In collaboration with New-York Historical Society's Academy for American Democracy, learn how the founding of the United States was inspired by ancient Athenian ideals, and how democracy has been reshaped by diverse groups in the United States in the centuries since.

64. STI - 5518 - Edgemont Schools: Hybrid Instruction Continued Collaborative Planning

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 12/17/2020

As an educational experiment, hybrid instruction will continue to evolve. Edgemont teachers will need to continue to adapt throughout the year to this new learning environment. The course will serve as a continuation of the "Preparing for Hybrid Learning" course offered during the summer, tapping the IDE resources, sharing "best practices," seeking to improve hybrid instruction through collaboration, discussion, and problem-solving. The fall will be an enormous challenge: teachers need the opportunity to tap each other for ideas, be creative, and reinvent the delivery of instruction to meet the increasingly diverse needs of their students.

Each session will serve as a collaborative learning community in which all participants will serve as instructors and learners, working in inquiry-based learning groups to adapt and adjust hybrid lessons for the fall semester. Each class session will begin with large group conversations to identify both problems and possible solutions for hybrid instruction delivery. This will be followed by synchronous smaller breakout groups based on grade levels/content and/or specific courses to develop improved hybrid learning and assessment strategies.

During large group sessions, the focus will be on identifying and addressing key issues encountered in delivering hybrid learning and reviewing and sharing IDE strategies and portal, as well as best practices. Participants will problem-solve and brainstorm strategies and techniques for the most effective instructional delivery and assessment in the hybrid environment.

Synchronous small-group sessions will enable participants to work collaboratively to adapt and adjust lessons designed for optimal hybrid learning. The synchronous nature of the small group sessions will enable participants to tap and utilize the other collaborative learning groups as resources and sounding boards to work through questions and obstacles that arise during the small group sessions.

65. STI - 5525 - Reflective Practice Seminar 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 5/13/2021

When teams of teacher practitioners meet and reflect together on the core issues of effective teaching and learning, they can promote positive change in the classroom and in the school culture. The goal is to build a community of learners among colleagues through an examination of shared activities common to all subject areas and grade levels.

In this yearlong course, participants will look collaboratively at concrete examples of teacher and student work examining and applying various protocols for reviewing student work. Teachers will observe in each other's classrooms and are encouraged to participate in activities designed to understanding the culture of a school. The group meets twice a month; members will develop a set of reflections on their work with students and colleagues. Members also will complete a set of peer observations as the year progresses.

Participation in all class sessions and completion of coursework fulfills requirements for Professional Performance Review (Option A) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Documentary films will be used to examine teaching strategies in a variety of scenarios.

66. STI - 5491 - Workshop for Senior Options Steering Committee 2020-2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: SHS

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 5/17/2021

Every year Scarsdale High School's Senior Options Steering Committee supervises, organizes, reviews, and revises the Senior Options Program. Teaching staff on the Senior Options Steering Committee must reevaluate program policies, forms, and logistics. The case load of mentors and students changes annually; therefore, the Steering Committee must develop new strategies, train new mentors, and supervise new students. Each member on this committee acts as a Case Manager to the mentors of seniors to oversee their caseload and make sure the requirements of the program are being met.

From September to February, participants meet monthly to review the previous year's program evaluations, to assess the outcomes, to make revisions, and to recommend policy changes, where called for, as directed by committee reflection. From March through June, participants meet at least twice monthly to introduce the revised program to mentors and students. Steering Committee members also work independently with individual mentors and students on project choices and proposal writing. Spring meetings involve individual caseloads and subcommittee work. Committee members must also read and approve caseload proposals by the end of the third quarter. During the Senior Options experience, meetings focus on problems specific mentors and students may have in preparation for presentations, on critiquing the ongoing work of the program, and on presenting ideas for reevaluation.
Two of Edible Schoolyard NYC's kitchen instructors will discuss and demonstrate strategies for the remote instruction we have been working on since schools closed in March. REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK FOUND ON THE STI WEBSITE UNDER ST@C'S
This course will explore Jennifer Serravallo's newest text about teaching in these unprecedented times. The text gives practical ways to connect with students online and teach reading and writing. Teachers will engage in a study group about Jennifer Serravallo's newest text. Teachers will have the opportunity to try out strategies in their class (Whether hybrid, in person, or online). This is an extremely practical text for this time. The first and last meeting dates are listed. The other two dates will be determined by the group.

69. ST@C Tech Share a Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/28/2020

A place to share technology ideas
As we return to classes this fall-in-person or virtually-as educators we must address the crisis of structural racism. In this session, we'll examine the most effective ways to have conversations about race and social justice in world language classrooms, focusing on strategies to prepare students to interrogate and challenge misconceptions and untruths that lead to structural inequality. We'll discuss activities and strategies that promote critical thinking and agency for social change, using seminal texts by Tiffany Jewell, Ibram X. Kendi, and Maboula Soumahoro, as well as a rich variety of on-line resources, among others. Examples will be in French, but the topic is applicable to all. Dr. Angèle Kingué is a professor of French and Francophone Studies and Special Advisor to the Provost at Bucknell University. A writer and scholar of Francophone African culture and literature, she has published two novels (her second novel was translated in English) and a children's book translated in English and four Cameroonian languages. She led the Bucknell en France program for fifteen years and has received numerous awards, including the University Medal of Honor from the Université de Tours, and the 2016 Best of NECTFL. Kingué holds a PhD in French-Foreign Language Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition from Penn State University. Please register in advance using the link found on the STI website

71. ST@C: School Gardening in the Age of Covid

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/28/2020

Edible Schoolyard NYC's head garden manager will talk to you and take your questions about how she is managing our school gardens under the varying restrictions of Covid. REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK IN THE ST@C SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE

72. ST@ Exploring America's Colonial History

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/28/2020

Join us for the launch of a new initiative focused on deepening teacher and student understanding of our nation's colonial past. Explore primary sources and scholarly texts that highlight the experiences of a diverse range of people and consider the ways in which colonization set the groundwork for the creation of a new nation.

73. STI - 5511 - Elementary Math Collegial Research Group

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale K-5

Dates: 10/29/2020 to 6/10/2021

The Teacher-Researcher Math Collegial Group brings together teacher-leaders from across the district to research students, implement classroom practices, and reflect together. Members of the collegial research group will convene for eight three hour meetings working as researchers to pursue a serious classroom-based inquiry in math.

74. STI - 5500 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 10/30/2020 to 11/14/2020

This course is a work session in which teachers will create new integrated units or upgrade current units of study to fit the 21st Century classroom. The goal is to facilitate changes in the way both content and skills are being delivered to enable students to become autonomous learners. It will also allow for teacher work time where they can evaluate ways in which they can increase their own productivity by using technology for communication and collaboration. Teachers will evaluate current technology use in their classroom and explore how to incorporate technology effectively into their teaching to promote student learning and increase engagement using the SAMR model. Teachers will spend time learning about the SAMR model and how to redefine current instructional strategies and units into student-centered learning experiences that work in a hybrid learning environment. Teachers will either take units that are need to be restructured or create new units that will work in both an in-person and eLearning environment. Teachers will create multiple work samples (Google Slides, Hyperdocs, etc.) they can use in their classrooms as well as lesson/unit plans that coincide with the samples created.
Purpose-driven teachers solve today's problems and plan for future successes. But it's not always clear where to begin and what steps are needed to inspire change in both local and larger communities. In this webinar, Dorothy Chiffriller Venditto will share how becoming an NBCT member fueled her own passion on gender equity and its role in social/emotional learning. Participants will explore how teachers can use their own individual passions to inspire positive change in their schools, and how publishing your work has the power to extend your mission.
Ms. Venditto will demonstrate how she advanced a program for gender equity in schools from an idea to practice within her school, spreading her message through educational articles and in her book, Gender Equity in Elementary Schools.

Key takeaways:
- Assess the value of your agenda: Essential questions to consider
- Engage colleagues with a shared vision to form unique learning communities
- Create and evaluate an ever-evolving action plan
- Extend learning through community outreach and social media
- Journal, record, and publish your work


Dorothy Chiffriller Venditto is a National Board Certified teacher and holds certification for elementary and middle school social studies teaching. She has written for Edutopia and her book, Gender Equity in Elementary Schools was recently published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Bringing kids outdoors is more important than ever in the age of covid. Get your kids moving, outside and away from their screens.

Register in advance to receive the zoom link at scarsdaleschools.org/sti, ST@C Online
In this virtual Project Zero workshop, participants will have the opportunity to engage with thinking dispositions and related thinking routines through image-based literature: picture books, graphic novels, and illustrated texts. We will look at a variety of image rich texts and consider the language of thinking routines to support specific thinking dispositions. Participants will have time to consider how these texts and routines might be employed in their own context to support their students in observing, connecting, question asking, exploring viewpoints, and reasoning. This workshop is designed for educators working with learners of all ages from pre-K through secondary school and beyond.

**This class requires advanced enrollment using the link at scarsdaleschools.org/sti ST@C Online. There is also a fee of $69 directly to Project Zero.
At registration, you qualify for a 30% discount by using the code PZNC.

78. ST@C: Teaching Calm: How to Care for Yourself

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/10/2020

If you are a member of the school community, you are facing an unprecedented set of challenges to educate and support our children this school year. Keeping yourself healthy and well will help you be at your best, in and out of the classroom. How do you take care of yourself as an educator? Join Rachel Merchan, LCSW, a clinical social worker at Northern Westchester Hospital, to discuss ways to take care of yourself in a new reality. Rachel will explore strategies for realistic self-care and provide an opportunity to practice techniques and de-stress. We welcome any school employee to participate in this program1/4 teachers, administrators, and staff. Rachel Merchan is a licensed clinical social worker and a health educator at Northern Westchester Hospital. She received her Bachelor's in social work from Skidmore College and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel has worked in numerous hospitals and healthcare organizations, specializing in HIV care, sexual health, and substance abuse. Rachel is passionate about destigmatizing mental health care and enhancing health equity. Pre-registration required using the link found in the ST@C link on the STI website. This program will take place via Zoom. The link for the program will be emailed prior to the program.

79. ST@C: Women & the American Story: Black Women Abolitionists

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/11/2020

Free Black and enslaved women played a critical role in advocating for the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Phillis Wheatley, Elizabeth Freeman, Sojourner Truth, and the countless other Black women who garnered support for the abolitionist movement through poetry, speeches, legal efforts, and more. Pre-register using the workshop link at ST@C on the STI web page.

80. ST@C: Creating Interactive Remote lessons

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/12/2020

When we transitioned to remote learning last spring, we thought a lot about how to preserve the engagement of our in-person lessons. While there is no substitute for hands-on cooking and gardening, we will share some of our ideas for bringing bringing remote lessons to life. REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK FOUND IN THE ST@C SECTION OF THE STI WEBSITE

81. STI - 5522 - Tablet - Art from the Post Office

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/13/2020 to 11/14/2020

This course which connects the visual arts to academic subjects will provide guided instruction on making art and mini books using the theme of post office mail. An understanding of mail art and its connection to cyber communities today, sourcing actual mail to make art, utilization of the post office to send art will create connection and provide an engaging way to integrate the arts across curriculum K to 12. At this time, art as both a way of communicating and a place to showcase knowledge has never been more important. This course will provide direct instruction and opportunity to have hands-on experiences to share with students in person or online. Mail art is sometimes seen as a precursor to cyber communities today as it was a movement begun in the 70's as an alternative to the traditional exhibition and communication venue. Artists literally shared information and showed their art through the mail. In this course, we will create a similar community and connection through ideas like mailing /sharing one page books/zines/ and art postcards. Our learning will also include the added interest of reusing old mail and envelopes to make collages and books. Design of stamps, books made from envelopes, and the Post Office and museum /gallery space as beleaguered edifices in our troubled times will be additional topics.

82. ST@C: Making Thinking Visible in the World Language Classroom

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/14/2020

When we want to improve education, we often focus on changing the curriculum without paying much attention to how that curriculum is enacted or carried out by teachers and students together. However, teachers have the power to improve or enhance the learning experience in their classrooms by reflecting on and shifting their practices. As language teachers, we might wonder, which shifts can we make that will truly enhance, or maybe even transform, language learning for our students? In this virtual workshop, we will explore Project Zero's Visible Thinking framework, and specifically the use of PZ thinking routines as approaches to enhancing teacher practice that might shift the culture of our world language classrooms to one that is more student-centered, inquiry-based and responsive.

We will discover how focusing on the kinds of thinking to which we aspire in students - and identifying thinking routines that leverage those skills - can engage our students in meaningful learning opportunities that not only introduce and practice new vocabulary and language patterns but also develop a deeper understanding of language and culture. We will also discuss how the use of thinking routines can make our students' thinking visible so that we as teachers can better perceive what they know and understand, adjusting our teaching accordingly. This workshop is an introduction to teaching routines for teachers of any language, working with elementary, secondary or adult learners at any level, but especially at the advance beginner (A2) to native speaking level.

**This class requires advanced enrollment using the link on ST@C Online. There is also a fee of $69. At registration, you qualify for a 30% discount by using the code PZNC.

83. ST@C: Pear Deck 101: For Educators at Pear Deck Pear Fair

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/14/2020

Learn from Pear Deck pros and How-to Handbook authors Mike Mohammad and Mary Alys Foutz! This session will cover how to create Decks using the Google Slides Add-on, how to use templates to add formative assessments, polls, and interactive activities. You'll also see examples of best practices to help cultivate an engaging classroom with Pear Deck both in-person and in remote learning environments.

84. ST@C: Google Tools for Education at Pear Deck Pear Fair

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/14/2020

This session provides attendees with information on collaborative techniques that they can use with their students, whether they are remote, in person, or somewhere in between. In the session, the presenter demonstrates how to add specific Pear Deck slides to create collaboration opportunities, as well as how to use Breakout Rooms and more!

Send your certificate of attendance to the STI following the session.

85. ST@C: Teaching and Learning in a Pandemic, Pear Deck Pear Fair

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/14/2020

While teaching and learning might have changed during this time, effective pedagogy has not. We will look at how understanding the new digital pedagogies can help us adjust to any model of instruction and pair that model with the right tools to help our learners stay engaged and connected - whether virtual, hybrid, or concurrent.

Email your certificate of completion to the STI following the session.

86. ST@C: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/14/2020

Culturally Responsive Teaching is a practice of creating the opportunity for meaningful connections between what your students are learning in school, their cultures, languages, interests, and life experiences. This effective pedagogical approach into our daily instructional practices is the only way to cultivate and increase student engagement in and out of classrooms. This segment will focus on ways to pique the interests and curiosity of students by engaging in strategies that foster a sense of cultural relevance. We will dive into activities and interdisciplinary learning tasks, which can be used in all class settings remote, in-person, and hybrid. Email your certificate of attendance to the STI following the workshop.

87. ST@C: Raising and Educating Digital Citizens

Program: ST@C

Audience: All

Dates: 11/14/2020

Elizabeth is an international speaker, author, and consultant on internet safety, digital parenting, and digital family wellness. She founded Digital Parenting Consulting, which provides advisory services to the Council of Europe, UNICEF and e-Enfance, as well as provides support services to Internet Matters, the UK Safer Internet Centre and the Family Online Safety institute. She also founded DigitalParentingCoach.com, a website which provides resources for parents and caregivers, and she is host of the free, private, Facebook Group, The Digital Parenting Community. She has written several publications on digital parenting. Email your certificate of attendance to the STI following the workshop.
What is understanding? How does it develop? What types of thinking moves help students both retain what they learn and transfer it to new and unfamiliar contexts? The ideas of Project Zero 1/4 particularly Teaching for Understanding and Making Thinking Visible 1/4 have had a lot of resonance with teachers across a variety of grade levels and subject areas for a number of years. This workshop is designed to reflect upon these overarching questions specifically with mathematics teaching and learning in mind. Though not a "how to implement" workshop, participants will find it useful to consider examples from a wide range of K-12 mathematics experiences that give perspective as to how other teachers in the mathematics context have come to grow legs to Project Zero ideas. This workshop is designed for educators teaching mathematics and working with learners of all ages from pre-K through secondary school as well as mathematics instructional coaches, and school leaders interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics and Project Zero ideas.

**This class requires advanced enrollment using the link on ST@C Online. There is also a fee of $69. At registration, you qualify for a 30% discount by using the code PZNC.

89. STI - 5538 - Current Topics in ICT Classrooms

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5 ICT Teachers and Elementary LRC teachers

Dates: 11/18/2020 to 6/16/2021

Students with disabilities who receive Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) services are educated with age appropriate peers in the general education classroom. ICT provides access to the general education curriculum and gives specially designed instruction to meet students' individual needs.Teachers of ICT classes require devoted time to collaborate on instruction and communicate about best practices in special education. This course will allow Special Education teachers to engage in professional discussions with colleagues in other buildings about ways to collect and organize data and share techniques for addressing various learning styles and differentiating curriculum. The cohort will also discuss current topics in special education. For example, social pragmatics, behavior plans, language interventions, and different ways to incorporate technology (apps, web based programs). Having the opportunity to meet as a team, we can share best practices and innovate to better serve our students.

Dates & Topics:
1. November 18 - IEP Progress Reports, Report Cards, ICT Parent Teacher Conferences
2. December 2 - Supporting SpEd students in the GenEd hybrid setting
3. December 16 - Progress Monitoring IEP Goals & Differentiating with GenEd Partners
4. January 13 - IEP SMART Goals Database Training
5. January 27 - Annual & Triennial Review Manual Training
6. February 10 - Getting ready for Virtual Annual Reviews, Digital Packets, Student Portfolios
7. February 24 - IEP Progress Reports, Report Cards, ICT Parent Teacher Conferences
8. April 21 - IEP Writing, IEP Direct, Setting student goals for next year
9. May 5 - GenEd & SpEd collaboration time
10. May 19 - Finalizing IEPs, IEP Progress Reports
11. June 2 - End of Year ICT procedures, planning, passing student data on
12. June 16 - Course Reflection, evaluation
At Edible Schoolyard NYC, we have been expanding our ideas of what it means to support our students' health, acknowledging the trauma and disruption of COVID and the call to action of the Black Lives Matter movement. We will talk about the evolution of our remote programming as we tackle these critically important challenges.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK AT THE STI WEBSITE UNDER THE ST@C LINK.

91. ST@C: Immigration and the Progressive Era

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/18/2020

While the Progressive Era brought meaningful reform, a rise in nativism also led to discriminatory policies against immigrants. Using our Women & the American Story and Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion curricula, discover the experiences of immigrants who fought back against xenophobia, created new communities, and expanded opportunities. Pre-register using the link found in ST@C on the STI web page.

92. STI - 5537 - 21st Century Teaching and Learning: Data Science

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/19/2020 to 5/13/2021

This new, data-intensive world can be difficult to navigate. Decisions that used to be straightforward are now more complex, requiring individuals to be constantly separating fact from fiction. In short, the need to analyze and interpret data is no longer confined to engineering or computer programming; it has become an essential life skill. Everywhere we turn, data is telling and weaving stories about our world.

For educators, the aim of a data science approach is not to add new standards or content to one's teaching; it is about interacting with content in a way that incorporates real world data in a way that is interesting and creative. This course will combine the latest research and resources of Jo Boaler's online course on teaching data science out of Stanford University with regular meetings of an STI interdisciplinary study group. In a world of Big Data, this course will be valuable to educators K-12, across disciplines.

Teachers will be expected to complete coursework asynchronously through Stanford's Youcubed platform, by viewing online lectures and interviews with experts on data science and math education. The short videos are interspersed with various tasks-such as reflecting on videos, designing lesson ideas, and discussing ideas with peers in the class-to promote active engagement of all participants.

The online activities will be reinforced and tailored to each teacher's classroom needs through regular meetings in which teachers will collaborate and build on concepts introduced by Jo Boaler.

93. ST@C RAZ Plus Virtual Instruction for Scarsdale 3-5 Teachers

Program: ST@C

Audience: 3-5 Scarsdale

Dates: 11/23/2020

In this session you will learn how to use RAZ Plus Materials to: - Navigate the Raz-Plus teacher and student resources - Create assignments - Customize student rosters - Explore the student experience - Use reports to inform instruction
Join Edible Schoolyard NYC to talk about strategies we've used to teach remotely. When we can't be hands-on with our students in the garden, we bring in children's books, yoga, music and sensory activities. Come talk about what's worked for us and what's working for you.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK FOUND IN THE STI WEBSITE UNDER THE ST@C HEADING

95. ST@C Tech Share a Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/2/2020

A place to share technology ideas

96. ST@C: Art as Activism

Program: ST@C

Dates: 12/2/2020

Whether raising awareness or expressing diverse perspectives, art has been used as a powerful agent for change throughout U.S. history. Using materials and arts integration activities from our Women & the American Story and Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow curricula, discover how artists of the 20th century used their art as a form of activism. Pre-register using the link that can be found at the ST@C on the STI web page

97. STI - 5539 - Identity and Community

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/2/2020 to 1/20/2021

The current demands to transform, update, "decolonize," and reexamine the curriculum requires that we first gain a more complete understanding of the identities involved. This workshop explores concepts of identity related to race, class, and gender against the backdrop of the events of 2020. Participants will leave with a better understanding of who their students are and how their identities function to drive learning behaviors. In particular, participants will increase their awareness of identities, including their own, and think about how they are influenced by these identities in different contexts. The goal of the workshop is to encourage empathy and build community by increasing sensitivity to shared identities and the diversity of identities around us. The workshop builds on "Why Identity Matters" and is appropriate for both those who took that workshop and for newcomers.

98. STI - 5498 - Exploring the Professional Shelf: DIY Literacy by Katie Roberts

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/4/2020 to 12/5/2020

This course is focused on the creation of literacy tools with an emphasis on digital platforms. Students build independence when they have literacy tools to support them. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate and create literacy tools based on the text, DIY Literacy, by Kate and Maggie Roberts. Teachers will also work to create materials for their hybrid learning environments. Teachers will create a tool box of literacy tools (both paper-based and digital)

99. ST@C Tech Share a Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/9/2020

A place to share technology ideas

100. ST@C: Women & the American Story: Women in STEM

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/9/2020

Description of Workshop: Despite today's gender gap, women have long participated in the sciences. Learn about the critical contributions of women in STEM and the challenges they faced from the colonial era through the 20th century. By examining patents, photographs, documents, and more, discover female role models that will inspire today's young women to pursue STEM interests. Pre-register using the workshop link found in the ST@C area of the STI website.

101. ST@C: Seesaw Tips & Tricks -MUSIC Teachers

Program: ST@C

Audience: Music Teachers

Dates: 12/16/2020

This session will walk through some Seesaw Tips & Tricks that are helpful for interactive lesson activities as well as independent assignments. While it will tackle some basic aspects of Seesaw that are helpful when creating various templates, it will go more specifically into detail about components that are beneficial to music teachers for sharing activities.