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1. Membership Meeting on 5/23 at Haverstraw Town Hall

Location: Haverstraw Town Hall (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 5/23/2019

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Join us and learn what's new at the Center. Learn about new programs and connect with friends. Join us on Thursday, May 23rd at 10:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd. Garnerville, NY 10923. Our speaker will be Dr. Caminez who will present on the topic of balance and strength. Please bring one nonperishable food item to the meeting. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING.

2. EDU 5026.01/Literacy in the Content Areas-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/28/2019

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In this online course you will learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Course runs from May 28 through June 28, 2019. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

3. EDU 5393.01/Foundations of Special Education-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/28/2019

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This online course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the teacher-candidate more aware of federal and state special education laws which provide for the identification of individuals with disabilities, the process of determining entitlements to special education services, and the models of teaching that provide for educating the child in the least restrictive environment (LRE) under the umbrella of IDEA and NCLB. The importance of inclusive education and the use of Response to Intervention (RtI) are also addressed. The course provides an overview of theories, diagnostic procedures, and remedial teaching strategies which address students with the broad spectrum of ELNs including: learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, other health impaired, and low incidence disabilities (deaf/hearing impaired, blind/visually impaired). In addition, the course will address the special needs of ELLs and students from different cultural milieus in accessing the school curriculum. Further, teacher candidates learn about effective practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration with peers, individualizing instruction, and applying interventions to address student and classroom management needs. Fifteen hours of field experience in diverse settings is an integral component of the course in order to assist the course participant in linking the classroom didactic with life experiences in the schools and agencies providing education and intervention. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

4. Online: Read and Write to Support Language Learning

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 5/31/2019

Location: Online Only

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Read&Write offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research, including text-speech, picture dictionaries, speech-to text, word prediction and more! A perfect match for the ENL Classroom. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate

5. Resources to Support ELLs Over the Summer Break

Audience: Teachers in K-12

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 5/31/2019

Location: Online Only

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All students benefit from reading and learning over the summer break. However, this is essential to ELLs to help prevent them from losing too much ground over the summer. During this course, participants will explore resources that can be given to students and families to keep their students from this learning loss. they can enter the school year This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

6. EDU 5130/Classroom Management for Special Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 5/29/2019

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The focus of this course is a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management. Major theories will be examined along with an analysis of the impact of school and student culture on classroom learning and interactions. The organization of the classroom environment will be explored with a focus on how the environment meets the needs of diverse learners. School interventions discussed will include Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS), Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Methods and techniques of effective classroom management will be explored through readings, writing, presentations and small group work.

7. EDU 5217.01/Working with Parents in Inclusive Schools-Hybrid Course

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/27/2019

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This on campus course will develop strategies for more effective parent involvement in school programs. The focus will be on the particular needs and concerns of the parents of students with disabilities and will address broader parent involvement issues such as home/school communication and parent involvement. Field experience required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

8. EDU 5134/Transition from School to Adult Life-Ind. Study

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/28/2019

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This independent study course will explore the issues faced by students with disabilities as they make the transition from school to adult life and the competencies needed by professionals responsible for implementing transition services at the secondary level. Students will examine the transition initiative (history and legislation), theoretical and existing models of service delivery, characteristics of the population receiving transition services, strategies for building collaborative relationships among agencies and personnel, and strategies for planning and implementing effective transition practices. This course requires 12 hours of fieldwork. Text requirement: "Pathways to Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities: A Developmental Process" (2nd ed.), by Kochhar-Bryant, C. A., & Greene, G. (2009). Pearson Education: Upper Saddle River. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only

9. EDU 5402/Language, Literacy, and Culture B-6-Ind. Study

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/28/2019

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This independent study course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing stratgeies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural persepctive of language acquisition and development, and the ways in which oral language ability supports learning. The influence of culture on language and literacy development will be examined and students will participate in engagements designed to be "associational bridges" (Gee, 2002) that potentially span Discourses. The class format will include lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations. Students will be evaluated on class participation and several assignments and presentations. The course is supported by a BlackBoard page which features links to the materials related to the class, including electronic copies of the syllabus and in-class handouts, links to BB and other websites, and an electronic discussion board as well as course email. We will use this course management tool extensively. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only.

10. EDU 5490/Literacy Development in Grades 5-12 - Ind. Study

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/28/2019

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Tracing a bit of history surrounding "the crisis in adolescent literacy" and studying theory and practices of teaching literacy in grades 5-12, we will create an atmosphere that models various methods and exposes them for questioning and analysis. We will consider the topic through disciplinary lenses and from the point of view of literacy professionals, while taking into account unique characteristics of 21st century literacies. We will explore the ways informed literacy pedagogy can help middle and high school students comprehend, recall, deeply consider, write, and represent content area material. Readings and discussions will focus on national reports, standards, professional texts, and scholarly articles that are pertinent to all content areas and acknowledge the differentiated literacy abilities of diverse student populations. Class activities will include (a) hands-on experience with reading and learning strategies, (b) reading and incorporating poetry, fiction, and nonfiction into instruction, (c) scholarly explorations of topics of personal/professional interest, (d) opportunities to create and gather practical, classroom-ready materials, and (e) and lesson development, teaching practice, and self-reflection. This course is open to matriculated students only.

11. EDU 5612.01/Assessment & Intervention Literacy Instruction Grades 1-6

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/25/2019

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Examine the most current theory and practice in assessment of reading, language development and literacy. Consider case studies and actual test materials and learn how to evaluate assessment technique effectively and efficiently in relationship to meeting the needs of the children and the curriculum. Prerequisite: EDU 5396 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy or EDU 5402 or 06. Field Experience Required of seven hours. 3 credits in Special Ed and/or Literacy. Required Texts Beers, K. (2003). When kids can't read: What teachers can do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Gunning, T. G. (2013). Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties (5th edition). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Leslie, L. & Caldwell, J. (2010). Qualitative reading inventory, 5th Ed. New York: Addison, Wesley Longman. http://www.awl.com/leslie, Shaywitz, S. (2005). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

12. EDU 5017.01/Foundations of Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/27/2019

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This on campus course will offer an introduction to the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of early childhood education including traditional, current and innovative models for early childhood programs. Field experience required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Be sure to follow dates on webadvisor or from the instructor.

13. EDU 5295/5295A/Teaching Health, Physical Education and Family/Consumer Education-1 Graduate Credit

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/28/2019

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This independent study course will examine the characteristics of positive and negative health behaviors while learning appropriate reinforcement and prevention strategies. Students will learn methods of teaching health and physical education skills at the childhood level with consideration for safety issues. Discussion on current issues in family and consumer science will be an important aspect of the course. REQUIRED TEXT: Telljohann, S.K., Symons, C.W., Pateman, B., Seabert, D. M. (2012) Health Education, Elementary & Middle School Applications (7th ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-352968-4. This course is open to matriculated students only.

14. EDU 5393/Foundations of Special Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 5/29/2019

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This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the student more aware of the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies that are important in the areas of learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, physical handicaps and multiple handicaps. This course will examine the evaluation procedures and educational alternatives within the context of I.D.E.A. and the practical realities within schools. This course requires 12 hours of fieldwork. Required text: "Exceptional Students: Preparing Teachers for the 21st century"�, by Taylor, R. L., Smiley, L. R. & Richards, S. B. (2009). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering.

15. EDU 5413.01/Early Literacy

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/28/2019 to 6/27/2019

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In this on campus course students will acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to guide the literacy development of young children. They will explore the developmental influences on preschool learning and examine the role of language in supporting literacy development and consider research-based early literacy activities such as book reading, writing activities using invented spelling, storytelling, children's literature, as well as other activities that foster phonemic awareness, print concepts, phonics skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Students will consider the role of families in supporting the literacy development of young children. They will also examine methods and materials to support literacy development. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

16. EDU 5013.01/Math for the Learning Disabled Student

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 5/29/2019 to 6/26/2019

Examine the most current theory and practice in assessment of reading, language development and literacy. Consider case studies and actual test materials and learn how to evaluate assessment technique effectively and efficiently in relationship to meeting the needs of the children and the curriculum. Prerequisite: EDU 5396 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy or EDU 5402 or 06. Field Experience Required of seven hours. 3 credits in Special Ed and/or Literacy. Required Texts Beers, K. (2003). When kids can't read: What teachers can do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Gunning, T. G. (2013). Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties (5th edition). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Leslie, L. & Caldwell, J. (2010). Qualitative reading inventory, 5th Ed. New York: Addison, Wesley Longman. http://www.awl.com/leslie, Shaywitz, S. (2005). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

17. EDU 5107.02/Math Methods for Childhood Education

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 5/29/2019 to 6/26/2019

This course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the content and current methods of teaching mathematics in elementary schools. It examines key concepts, strategies, and skills in the elementary school mathematics curriculum. Topics include theory, content included in the elementary mathematics curriculum (number sense, estimation and mental computation, place value, development of algorithms, algebraic reasoning, fractions, decimals, ratios, percents, probability, data analysis, geometry, and measurement), planning instruction, assessment, and the use of technology in the classroom. The course is also situated in a wider context by addressing state and national standards in elementary school mathematics. Interactive lectures, discussion, group work and presentations, inquiry-based methods, and field experiences are used to explore and master course objectives. This course requires 8 hours of fieldwork. Required text: "Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally" (8th ed.), by Van de Walle, J. A., Karp, K. S., & Bay-Williams, J. M., (2013), Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.; and "Field Experience Guide for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (4th ed.), by Bay-Williams, J. M. (2013). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

18. EDU 5393.02/Foundations of Special Education

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 5/30/2019 to 8/1/2019

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the student more aware of the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies that are important in the areas of learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, physical handicaps and multiple handicaps. This course will examine the evaluation procedures and educational alternatives within the context of I.D.E.A. and the practical realities within schools. This course requires 12 hours of fieldwork. Required text: "Exceptional Students: Preparing Teachers for the 21st century", by Taylor, R. L., Smiley, L. R. & Richards, S. B. (2009). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

19. National Geographic Live - When Women Ruled the World at Tarrytown Music Hall

Location: Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Dates: 5/31/2019

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Be a part of this National Geographic Engaging Conversations Series. Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. Cleopatra used her sexuality - and her money - to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers. Friday, May 31st at 8 at Tarrytown Music hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. Tickets are $42. Registration deadline is Friday, May 24th.

20. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour Certification Workshop

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY) - Room 136

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 6/1/2019

Location: Room 136

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in education settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec 14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. Please be advised that we need to have 8 registrants to run this workshop Please note there will be a lunch break. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

21. Online: TPR and ENL

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/3/2019 to 6/6/2019

Location: Online Only

Total physical response (TPR) is a language teaching method based on the coordination of language and physical movement. In TPR, instructors give commands to students in the target language with body movements, and students respond with whole-body actions. A perfect fit for English language learning. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

22. Online: Using Google Drawings to Enhance English Learning

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/3/2019 to 6/6/2019

Location: Online Only

Google Drawings is a powerful and very versatile tool for students creation and learning. This tool that allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, concept maps, and other diagrams. Participants will learning the various ways to use and incorporate this into teaching and learning. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

23. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Training

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY) - Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

Audience: Educators overseeing cultural arts in their schools and PTA Cultural Arts Coordinators

Dates: 6/3/2019

Location: Building 10 Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West NY

The STAR Cultural Arts training will include a discussion on cultural arts programming, question and answer with Rockland BOCES, networking among cultural arts coordinators throughout the county. Programs to be showcased: TBA

24. CEGE 546-R01/Improving Student Learning through Engagement

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 6/6/2019 to 7/25/2019

Participants in this course will investigate ways to impact student behavior and learning by focusing on the Three E's of Engagement, Efficacy and Empathy. Readings and activities will focus explicitly on ways to engage students and to instill in them the confidence in their own ability to succeed. Participants will work collaboratively to develop goals that are SMART: Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Results-orientated and Timely. Based upon the work of Marzano, participants will design student-centered activities that involve high energy, friendly competition and self-monitoring. These activities will focus on helping students to make sense of information on their own so that the learning is meaningful and the knowledge is more likely to be retained. Finally, teachers will explore ways to help their students to see the connection between hard work and success in school and life. *Final projects and reflections submitted online on July 25, 2019. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

25. CEGE 552-R01/Hidden Resources for Educators

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 6/6/2019 to 7/25/2019

During this course, you will explore numerous resources available to all educators and support staff. You will learn how to use these resource sites to enhance your curriculum, manage classroom time and engage students using a wide variety of ideas and materials. You will also learn techniques for assessment in the classroom. These resources will appeal to diverse learning styles and help generate interest, attention and motivation for your students.? These tools will appeal to diverse learning styles and generate interest, attention and motivation for students in this "digital age." *Final projects and reflections due on July 25, 2019. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.
Have you ever considered supporting colleagues through National board certification. This institute formerly known as Candidate Support Provider Training, is designed by NBPTS for National Board Certified Teachers, Higher Education Personnel, teacher leaders and Teacher Center Directors who want to provide ethical and intellectual supports for educators pursuing Board Certification. We will discuss and update participants on the current requirements for board certification. Please contact Annette Romano aromano12@gmail.com with any questions.

27. Online: Building Bridges Through Student Storytelling

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/13/2019

Location: Online Only

A wonderful way to build bridges with newcomer students is by having the students share their story. Participants in this course will learn tasks and tools that help students create ways to tell their story and begin to build connections in the classroom. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

28. Online: Easy Online Resources to Support ELLs

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/13/2019

Location: Online Only

Looking for easy and valuable online resources for ELLs? In this course, participants will explore various online tools to assist ELLs in learning. Tools will include resources such as LIteracy Center, International Children's Books. StarFall and more! This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

29. Book Club 6/12//19 AT Haverstraw Town Hall

Location: Haverstraw Town Hall (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/12/2019

This month's selection is The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, June 12th at 10:30 at the Haverstraw Town Hall. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

30. Fiber Art Juried Exhibit at Montclair Museum of Art

Location: Montclair Art Museum (Montclair, NJ) [map]

Dates: 6/13/2019

Join us for a guided tour of New Directions in Fiber Art, the juried show which consists of works created in the array of traditional and contemporary fibrous materials and methods all completed since 2015. As humanity relies increasingly upon technology, there is a growing appreciation of the personal, sensuous delivery of mood and content through the familiar components of fiber. Putting forth the discoveries of their world and times, these artists engage the expressive potential of ancient methods with contemporary voices. Following the guided tour you may want to peruse the permanent collection of over 80 works symbolizing sense of self and identity. Thursday, June 13 at 11:00. Fee is $35/40 nonmember. Please register by May 10th.

31. Film Club on 6/14/19 at NANUET LIBRARY

Location: Nanuet Library (nanuet, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/14/2019

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Join us to view and discuss the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" at 10:00 at the Nanuet Library. Our facilitator, Mimi Rasiel, will lead us in stimulating discussions before and after the film. Please join us for the fun! To celebrate the end of the season, we will lunch afterwards at a yet to be selected restaurant. PLEASE SIGN UP ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT.

32. Train the Facilitators - The Accomplished Teaching Series

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/15/2019 to 6/22/2019

Location: Riverfront Library - Conference Room B

This 2 day professional learning opportunity (sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network) will provide participants with the tools to engage educators in the systematic study of accomplished teaching and improvement of instructional practice. This program is designed to train facilitators' on the research based materials utilized in the Accomplished Teaching Series including The National Board certificate area standards and The 5 Core Propositions and Architecture of Accomplished Teaching This training will provide:


• Rich, deep, collaborative conversations


• Resources to foster the professional exploration of a common language around accomplished practice


• The exploration of high quality materials that can be tailored to meet any contextual need NOTE: Please bring a bagged lunch (PARKING IS AVAILABLE ON THE STREET (REQUIRES QUARTERS) AND ALSO AT THE BUENA VISTA PARKING GARAGE LOCATED AT THE BUENA VISTA PARKING GARAGE LOCATED AT 20 BUENA VISTA AVE, YONKERS, NY 10701

33. Online: Conferring with Confidence: The Heart of Effective Reading and Writing Instruction (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Classroom teachers, ELA teachers, Reading Specialists, Early Literacy Specialists

Dates: 6/17/2019 to 7/17/2019

Location: Online Only

Through collaboration and inquiry, participants will explore the conferring process and the effect that is has on classroom instruction and student engagement. Participants will work through each step involved in conferring in the classroom with a specific focus on the RIP model. Participants will identify and explore the protocol for effective feedback within an instructional setting. At the conclusion of this course, participants will display a knowledge and expertise of the structure of a conference, implications for classroom implementation and instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and that they can embed in their instructional practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

34. Online: Gifted ELLs

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 6/17/2019 to 6/20/2019

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will learn how to identify and work with gifted and talented ELLs. They will explore resources to assist these students in learning and resources to enhance teaching. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

35. Online: Tackling Current Events in the ENL Classroom

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 6/17/2019 to 6/20/2019

Current events is a tough subject to tackle with ENL students. Participants in this course will learn tactics for teaching current events and building connections with students. Various online tools and strategies will be explore. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

36. Membership Meeting on 6/18 at Haverstraw Town Hall

Location: Haverstraw Town Hall (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/18/2019

Join us and learn what's new at the Center. Learn about new programs and connect with friends. Join us on Tuesday, June 18th at 10:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd. Garnerville, NY 10923. Our speaker will be Dr. Alex levy who will present about the moral courage of Catholic resistance against the Nazis during WWII. Please invite family and friends to this presentation. Please bring one nonperishable food item to the meeting. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING.

37. Manon @ American Ballet Theater

Location: Metropolitan Opera House (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/19/2019

From the ornate salons of Paris to the mysterious wilds of colonial Louisiana, Kenneth MacMillan's dramatic masterwork weaves an affecting tale of romance, desire and treachery. Set to Massenet's lush score and inspired by the classic novel Manon Lescaut, this engrossing ballet soars to theatrical heights as the beautiful maiden Manon must choose between the temptations of wealth and the promise of true love. Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 PM at Metropolitan Opera House. Premium orchestra center tickets are $110/120 nonmember. Deadline for registrations is Thursday, May 23.

38. Kennedy: Bobby's Last Crusade at Penguin

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 6/21/2019

What if Robert F. Kennedy, brother and adviser to a President and junior Senator from New York, had never been assassinated? Would he have gone on to win the White House in 1968 and to bring our troops home from Vietnam? Would he have been the voice of moral clarity to bind Americans together? David Arrow's virtuoso performance gives us 90 minutes to dream ... of what might have been. Tickets are $33. Friday, June 21st at 2:00 pm. Deadline for registration is May 23rd.

39. "Tootsie" on Broadway

Location: Marriott Marquis Theater (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/26/2019

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The musical adaptation of Tootsie, featuring a score by The Band's Visit Tony winner David Yazbek and a book by Robert Horn, is heading to Broadway. With an�Art Deco cityscape backdrop, it take us from a park bench to the subway to Michael's apartment to a 42nd Street rehearsal room to a restaurant to a nightclub to the theater. Leading the cast is Tony nominee Santino Fontana as Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor who lands a job under the female persona of Dorothy Michaels. Wednesday, June 26th at 2:00 pm. Front mezz tickets are $139. Marriott Marquis Theater, 1535 Broadway. Registration must be completed by April 1st.

40. Online: Curriculum Mapping for Teachers - Using Online Mapping Tools to Plan Instruction

Audience: Grades K-12

Dates: 6/27/2019 to 8/8/2019

Location: Online

"Curriculum Mapping for Teachers" is a 15 hour online course for those who want to design thematic teaching units that will spark the interest of all students. Participants will explore the key components of mapping and design their own curriculum maps. With frequent collaboration and feedback from colleagues, participants will know what works, and what needs work, before ever meeting their students. This course uses Atlas Rubicon for course mapping.
This fun and engaging 15 hour online course offered by a Google Certified Educator, is designed to provide information and examples of various Google tools available to enhance the learning experiences of different learners. Participants will explore Google Earth, Google Docs (collaborative presentations, spreadsheets, documents and forms) Google Apps and Google SketchUp. Examples of how these tools can be integrated with different subject areas that are aligned to national and NYS standards will be shared. To complete this course, participants will create online collaborative materials, mini project and develop a plan to implement Google tools into their curriculum to promote learning in a 21st century environment. Participation in discussions, sharing of ideas and feedback is important, enlightening and promotes professional growth. Grade Level K-12.. NYS.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this 15 hour online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts. 15 hours, CTLE, inservice,or professional learning. Social Work CEUs available through Rockland BOCES for $25 Fee.

43. Train the Facilitators: The Accomplished Teaching Series

Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

Dates: 6/27/2019 to 6/28/2019

Location: Valley Cottage Elementary

This 2 day professional learning opportunity (sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network) will provide participants with the tools to engage educators in the systematic study of accomplished teaching and improvement of instructional practice. This program is designed to train facilitators' on the research based materials utilized in the Accomplished Teaching Series including The National Board certificate area standards and The 5 Core Propositions and Architecture of Accomplished Teaching This training will provide:





• Rich, deep, collaborative conversations





• Resources to foster the professional exploration of a common language around accomplished practice





• The exploration of high quality materials that can be tailored to meet any contextual need NOTE: Please bring a bagged lunch

44. Lower East Side Art Walk

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 6/27/2019

Join us as we visit several galleries with art critique Merrily. The Lower East Side is the city's fastest growing gallery neighborhood. Smaller spaces, a more experimental agenda and a lower price point define the hundred plus galleries on the Lower East Side. Known as an incubator for avant-garde talent, this is the place to be as more and more ambitious galleries move here. Thursday, June 27 at 11:00. Fee is $43. Meeting place TBD. Please register by May 15th.

45. EDU 5085.02/Instructional Strategies for Special Education

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/31/2019

This course will provide an overview of the characteristics in a general education classroom. It will incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. Course requires 12 hours observations. The required text is: "The Inclusive Classroom-The Loose-Leaf Version", 5th edition, by Mastropieri & Shruggs. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

46. EDU 5367.01/Methods for Teaching Literacy

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/31/2019

This course provides students with a research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for children in grades K-2. This course, the first in a pair of literacy methods courses, introduces students to the theories, approaches, and methodology of teaching reading and writing in the elementary classroom, with an emphasis placed on reading instruction in the early elementary grades (K-2). A major goal of this course is to help students develop an informed, integrated, and balanced approach to the planning and instruction of reading and the language arts. What is literacy? How is literacy acquired and learned? How is literacy learning best scaffolded? These questions will be part of our ongoing inquiry throughout the semester as we center the experiences of individual children as literacy learners. Drawing upon Vygotsky's sociocultural theories of activity and learning, we will seesaw between theory and practice while learning the importance of elementary educators weaving the two together. Though the full-time classroom teacher rarely has an opportunity to focus entirely on one child, the successful practitioner is grounded in theory and tuned in to the strengths and goals of each young learner. In this course, educators will tend closely to one literacy learner in an effort to build a repertoire of practices that routinely place the details of a child's language, life, and learning at the center of instructional decision-making. Required Texts: "Reading for Real: Teach Students to Read with Power, Intention, and Joy in the K-3 Classrooms", Collins, K. (2008), Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers; "Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing", Cunningham, P. (2012), New York, Pearson Publishing; "Reading with Meaning", Miller, D. (2012). Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

47. EDU 5565.01/Special Education Content Strategies for Grades 7-12

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 7/1/2019 to 7/31/2019

This course will provide the candidate with instruction in teaching skills pertinent to each of the secondary content areas; specifically, social studies, English language arts, the sciences, and mathematics. Further, candidates will learn about theory and practice as they relate to teaching students with exceptional learning needs (ELN) and English Language Learners (ELL). In addition to learning pedagogical approaches for teaching students with ELN the fundamental skills of reading, written expression, and mathematics, candidates will gain knowledge of social skills development, behavior management, executive function and the design and implementation of alternative assessments. 12 Hours of Field Experience Required. Prerequisite: EDU 5077: The Adolescent with Learning and Behavior Problems. If you would like to take this course as a non-matriculated student, please email jmurray@rockteach.org before your register for more infomation. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

48. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/2/2019 to 8/1/2019

This on campus course will run as a hybrid with additional meetings and coursework done online. The course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. If you would like to take this graduate course and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

49. CEGE 530-R01/Snapshots into Learning

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 7/2/2019 to 7/30/2019

Photo Journaling is being used as a powerful classroom tool to help students connect with all academic subjects. They are used to tell stories, document lives and chronicle events. This hands-on project teaches students how to organize information resulting in better retention of important curriculum-based information. This method encourages students to work at their own pace and enhance individual learning styles and strengths. Using Bloom's Taxonomy, students will use higher order thinking skills and critical thinking skills to create meaningful projects to help students take what they learn and present information in a way that their classmates will understand. *Final projects and reflections due on August 22, 2019. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

50. Online: Students at the Center of Learning (Offered by the Westchester TC Institut

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/5/2019 to 8/5/2019

Location: Online Only

Twenty first century learners must know how to be critical thinkers. We will examine ways to refocus our teaching so students can become more active learners. In turn, we can become more effective facilitators: empowering our students to find their voices and demonstrating their understanding and knowledge of the subject at hand. We will examine our current teaching styles and reflect on ways to start making changes. We will also look at our assessment tools (e.g. Flubberoo) which have some flaws, making it hard to gain information on critical thinking. Instead we will create meaningful assessments that will effectively measure student learning. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the components of a student-centered classroom and the tools you need to put it into practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

51. CTLE Certification Extension Series Grades 7-8 Course 1 - Knowledge of Students

Audience: Must be current holder of NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 and have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience with 5th and/or 6th grade levels.

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 8/8/2019

Location: Online Only

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This course, which is being fully funded by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network, is open only to teachers in member school districts within our region. The primary focus and purpose of this course is to offer current 1-6 certi ed teachers, who have at least three years of classroom teaching experience at the 5th or 6th grade level, an opportunity to extend their certification to include grades 7&8. This is the first course in a 3- part series. Teachers will analyze the shifts in physical, emotional, social and cognitive hallmarks of 7th & 8th grade students and understand the implications for students with disabilities. They will develop tools to teach self-regulation, so that students can achieve success in inclusive learning environment. Courses runs 7/8/19-8/8/19.

52. Online: Look Who's Talking: Accountable Talk in Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 8/5/2019

Location: Online Only

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This course is FREE to consortium members and is designed for teachers in every setting from Grades K-12. Look Who's Talking is an introduction to Accountable Talk. Accountable Talk refers to the ways that teachers skillfully encourage their students to think deeply, articulate their reasoning, and listen with purpose. Talking with others about ideas and work is fundamental to learning and is an essential skill in the Common Core Learning Standards for every grade. But not all talk sustains learning. For classroom talk to promote learning it must be accountable--to the learning community, to accurate and appropriate knowledge, and to rigorous thinking. Accountable talk uses evidence appropriate to the discipline (e.g., proofs in mathematics, data from investigations in science, textual details in literature, documentary sources in history) and follows established norms of good reasoning. At the end of this course, teachers will be able to incorporate Accountable Talk strategies into the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

53. EDU 5017.01/Foundations of Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

This is an on campus couse. An introduction to the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of early childhood education including traditional, current and innovative models for early childhood programs. Field experience required. This course is for matriculated students only. Non-matriculated students that wish to take on campus can seek permission. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 for more info. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Please follow dates listed in webadvisor, not mylearningplan.

54. Online Genius Hour (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Middle/High School Teachers any subject area

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 8/5/2019

What if students were given the time, resources and structure to bring their passions to life? What if these passions drove project-based learning inside the classroom? How would this work? Genius Hour provides teachers the framework to create a student-driven culture that allows learners to explore what they care about and what matters most to them. The result: a thirteen-year-old writes and publishes a short story in which she mimics the style of JK Rowling; a group of 8th graders start a campaign to create Valentine’s day cards for children with cancer; a technology-addict spends one week tech-free and blogs about it. When Genius Hour comes alive in the classroom, teachers carve out “an hour” to provide students the opportunity to explore topics that excite and inspire them. Students create inquiry-based research questions that lead to student-motivated projects that are meaningful and shared with authentic audiences. Through this course, teachers will understand what Genius Hour is, why it matters and how to incorporate it into the walls of their classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

55. Online: Brain Based Learning and Student Engagement (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 8/8/2019

Location: Online

In this online course, we will explore the human brain and examine how it works. You will hear the most up to date theories on how students learn and how best to engage them in the classroom. We will look at how to incorporate group work and peer collaboration in the classroom to foster engagement and how to give students the opportunity to take the lead while still adhering to specific curriculum guidelines. At the end of the course, each participant will be asked to share a classroom plan that lists specific strategies and lesson plan ideas that will put their students in the center of learning. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

56. Online: Curiosity-Driven Writing (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers for Grades 7-12, ELA

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 8/5/2019

Location: Online Only

During this online course, participants will learn strategies to help their students develop critical modes of inquiry, genuine motives, and complex arguments in their essay writing. This course is structured around developing not just writing skills, but the habits of mind that are fundamental to our students' success in college. Part of this course will involve developing a new vocabulary to talk about writing as a technology for thinking. The instructor will model curiosity-driven writing, breaking the writing/thinking process into a discussion of problem, argument, and idea. The writers we will read in this course practice the art of curiosity-driven writing. They ask genuine questions-questions that aren't easily answered with statistics or facts. As Richard E. Miller and Ann Jurecic write in Habits of the Creative Mind, "They make connections between their particular interests and something bigger, something outside the sphere of their individual concerns ...they use their writing to take risks as they venture into the unknown". At the conclusion of this course, teachers will have a working definition of what curiosity-driven writing is and what it will look like in their classroom. They will also have created lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards. While there is a suggested timeline for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. This course will require access to Google Drive. All readings will be available in our class share folder on Google Drive. All assignments will be uploaded as .doc or .pdfs to this folder as well. Students will have access to each other's assignments and will be required to reflect on and respond to their colleagues work. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

57. Hybrid: Teaching the Exceptional Child: An Introduction to Special Education

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/18/2019

Location: Lee F. Jackson School - Greenburgh

This hybrid course is FREE to consortium members and is designed for all teachers in the general education setting (K-12) who wish to gain an overview of the special education process. Teaching the Exceptional Child: An Introduction to Special Education was developed with the general education teacher in mind who is looking for an understanding of how to best support the varied learning abilities in one classroom. By the end of this course, participants will be able to navigate through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), understand their role in a Committee of Special Education (CSE) meeting, describe the history of Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), identify and dive deeply into the 13 classifications of disabilities, all while collaboratively evaluating scenarios to best educate the exceptional child. THIS HYBRID COURSE WILL MEET 4 TIMES IN PERSON AND ALSO INCLUDES ADDITIONAL ONLINE WORK. THIS CLASS ENDS ON JULY 19.

58. CEGE 569-R01/Social Problems and Education

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/31/2019

Social Problems and Education is a course designed to allow participants to engage in discussions and lectures in order to gain a deeper understanding of how the myriad of social problems impact education and society at large. Schools, are in fact, microcosms of society. Inevitably, social ills such as crime/violence, drug/alcohol dependence, discrimination, poverty, warfare, disrupted families and physical/mental illnesses have on the nation, communities, families, and schools. Children across the country come to school every day, and in some way reflect the aforementioned social problems in their behavior and achievement. This class is meant to serve as an open forum to discuss and research the issues, as well as create a program that deals with the implications of social problems on us as educators. The accompanying paper will reflect on the social problem, describe the current research, and outline a strategy to mitigate the impact on students and families. All opinions are welcomed and respected as participants bring a collective amount of life and educational life to the discussions. Group discussions, online research, and role playing will highlight lectured material, and give participants ideas for programs and/or initiatives designed to meet the needs of school districts, schools, and individual students. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

59. CEGE 600-R01/Launching a Yearlong Writing Framework

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/31/2019

In this course students will understand how to teach, construct and enhance writing responses to texts. They will learn how to implement a yearlong framework that will move students from simple responses to multi paragraph essays. Students will learn how to adapt their lessons to reach all learners. Finally, they will use the lessons taught to create a framework that is relevant to their particular students.

60. EDU 5452.01/Strategies for Teaching Young

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 8/1/2019

This on campus course will focus upon the application of theories of teaching and behavioral guidance to practice in the inclusive early childhood classroom. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts and principles and shown how they may be integrated into the early childhood classroom by the use of specific methods and strategies, including techniques for addressing the needs of English-language learners and children from different cultural settings. Topics include classroom organization, planning, instructional methods, instructional materials, grouping for instruction, teaching style, child guidance , management techniques. Field experience required. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred.

61. Current Teaching Trends and Tips in ENL

Audience: All

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 8/21/2019

This 5 week (15 hour) online course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare and inform educators about the current teaching trends and tips in ENL. During this course, participants will explore the benefits of using Cognates to improve English language learning and success. An exploration into technology to support ELLs will include the use of Flipgrid and some of the best apps and extensions that increase teaching and learning. In addition, participants will explore teaching strategies using The SIOP Model ® for Mathematics and Social Studies K-12. Tasks and examples explored are included to provide practice and application of key concepts and academic language for ELLs. By the end of this course, participants will have the knowledge they need to integrate this information into current teaching trends and tips in the ENL classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course.

62. Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 8/21/2019

Location: Online

No two students come to class with the same academic abilities, experiences, and needs. However, all students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, skills and standards. "Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching" is a 15 hour online course designed to acquaint educators with innovative digital tools to aid in the differentiation of instruction, ensuring academic success for all students. Teachers will learn to enhance curriculum with audio, visual, and interactive learning experiences so that all children can achieve success, regardless of their skills, interests, learning styles and readiness. Teachers will preview and practice a variety of free digital tools, determine which resources are most appropriate for select students, and master the skills necessary to integrate those digital resources into standards-based curriculum. By the conclusion of the course teachers will be able to design or upgrade a unit of study with digital tools to address the learning needs of their students.

63. Online: Adjusting Your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, Be Persistent and Persevere

Audience: All

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 8/21/2019

Location: Online only

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi. Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. In this 15 hour online course, participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation. At the end of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students: develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth; navigate through life's challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism; and understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community.
This fun and engaging 15 hour online course offered by a Google Certified Educator is designed to provide information and examples of various Google tools available to enhance the learning experiences of different learners. Participants will explore Google Earth, Google Docs (collaborative presentations, spreadsheets, documents and forms) Google Apps and Google SketchUp. Examples of how these tools can be integrated with different subject areas that are aligned to national and NYS standards will be shared. To complete this course, participants will create online collaborative materials, mini project and develop a plan to implement Google tools into their curriculum to promote learning in a 21st century environment. Participation in discussions, sharing of ideas and feedback is important, enlightening and promotes professional growth. Grade Level K-12.. NYS.

65. Enhance Student Learning through Yoga and Meditation Strategies

Audience: Teachers grades 5-12

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 7/11/2019

Location: Greenburgh CSD

Middle school and high school can be a very stressful time for both students and teachers. Students face a myriad of teenage issues, including how to balance challenging academic classes, college preparation, extra curricular activities, part time employment, bullying and a busy social life. As a result, many teenagers (and tweens) feel overwhelmed and become disorganized which can be stressful for them and their teachers. In this class, you will be provided with a number of powerful yoga and meditation tools that will help your students develop self awareness, compassion and confidence. The result will be students who can better manage these inevitable challenges and navigate their middle and high school years successfully and productively. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

66. Hybrid: Genre Study

Audience: K-8 classroom teachers, literacy coaches, reading specialists, AIS teachers, ENL teachers, special education teachers

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 7/17/2019

Location: Springhurst Elementary School

What makes a biography a biography? What makes a fantasy a fantasy? If you know the genre of a book and know the characteristics of that genre, you know what to expect when you begin to read it. As adults, we know how to use our background knowledge about genres, but how do we teach our students to do this? In this workshop, we will explore how to use an inquiry approach to explore different genres. This process allows for students to really interact and experience different text types as they think, talk and work with them in an analytic way. Using the information from Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books (2012) by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, participants will build their own expertise in understanding specific genres and their characteristics, understand an inquiry process that can be used with students to study the characteristics of any genre and learn how to help students apply their knowledge of genres in talking, reading and writing. *Outside class work (6 or 7 hours) per session may consist of watching videos and answering questions, and/or reading articles and commenting on them through a digital platform. Assignment will be posted prior to the commencement of the class. ALL FINAL ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE DUE BY FRIDAY, JULY 26. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Teachers will acquire a deeper understanding of oral literacy through a six-hour intensive workshop with master storyteller, writer and poet David Gonzalez. Using a set of classic fables and myths as primary sources, we will examine best practices in how to make story narratives come alive in the classroom. This practical workshop will focus on the three key modalities of oral literacy; image, language, tone. Teachers will leave the workshop with a set of easy to use skills they can apply in their classrooms as well as video and audio materials they can share with their students. Cost is $150 which includes all materials.

68. Theater Treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Location: Metropolitan Mueum of Art (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/9/2019

If you love theater, and you love art, then this tour, led by an expert in both theater and art history, is for you. See the Met Museum through a theatrical lens on this fascinating tour! You will learn about the links between theater and great works of art by Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Seurat, to name a few. When you are through with the tour, your ticket gives you three-day access to all three Met Museums and a discount at the Met store. Tuesday, July 9th at 11:00 am. Fee of $45/55 nonmember covers entrance and guided tour. Please register by April 30th.

69. A Brooklyn Boy @ Penguin

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 7/12/2019

Steven Prescod's riveting portrayal of his coming of age in Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood takes audiences on a journey from adversity to personal triumph. "A tour de force" -- The New York Times. "Mesmerizing!" -- The Daily News. "Brooklyn's mean streets come ferociously to life in a show that introduces us to a remarkable new talent" -- Light & Sound. Tickets are $33. Friday, July 12th at 2 pm. Deadline for registration is June 19th.

70. Online: Morphing into Vocabulary: A look at infusing Morphology into the classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Classroom teachers in grades 2 and higher, ENL teachers, ELA teachers, Reading Specialists

Dates: 7/14/2019 to 8/9/2019

Location: Online Only

"Students who understand how words are formed by combining prefixes, suffixes, and roots tend to have larger vocabularies and better reading comprehension than peers without such knowledge and skills"�½½½½½ (Prince, 2009). In this online course, teachers will explore the value of teaching students morphology in the classroom. Participants will uncover prefixes, suffixes and roots and their interdisciplinary role in effective teaching to increase academic vocabulary. Teachers will develop student-friendly strategies for predicting word meaning through morphology as well as create a motivational activity to help students make the connection between morphology and language. Participants will create lessons that align with the Common Core Learning Standards, motivating activities and a content-specific root database. Through sharing ideas, strategies and activities with each other, a distinct understanding of the long-term value that this can have on vocabulary development will be clear. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

71. Come From Away on Broadway

Location: Schoenfeld Theatre (NY, NY)

Dates: 7/14/2019

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Come From Away is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander's air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we're all part of a global family. Front mezz tickets are $139. Sunday, July 14 at 3 pm. Schoenfeld Theater, 236 W. 45th St. Deadline for registratioin is April 17th.

72. ONLINE: All Learners - ADD and ADHD (offered by the Westchers TC Institute)

Audience: Specials Teachers and K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/15/2019 to 8/12/2019

Location: Online Only

This online course, which is open to teachers and other professionals, will include instruction in both the whole class and small group setting for students with ADD/ADHD. We will examine current research and best practices as well as researched based intervention techniques for both academic and behavioral challenges. We will explore the website ADDitude and use the resources on this site to create a teacher guide outlining strategies to enhance student learning. Differentiation, multiple intelligences, and setting long and short term goals will be a focus for the lesson planning segment. The teacher/parent connection will be established as a support system for the student. Strategies such as cooperative learning, organizational skills, and graphic organizers will be shared and applied to various grade levels. We will read and discuss case studies, teacher testimonials and incorporate best practices into our lessons. Each teacher will leave this course with a classroom management plan that includes strategies for successful teaching and learning. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

73. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY) - Building 10

Audience: All

Dates: 7/16/2019

Location: Building 10

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. This training is scheduled from 830AM-5PM (1/2 hour for lunch) This training is co-sponsored by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition and the Mental Health Association of Rockland.

74. Book Club 7/17/19 AT KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

Location: King's Daughters Library (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/17/2019

This month's selection is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, July 17th at 10:30 at the King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

75. Online: Improving Teacher Questioning Techniques (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 7/19/2019 to 7/22/2019

Location: online only

The fastest way to get our students thinking at a higher level is to question them at higher level. With higher and more exhaustive standards being placed on our students, we must use our ability to question students in a manner that improves their ability to think critically and problem solve. This course will prepare teachers to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards and improve student learning outcomes. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

76. Online: Finding Your Balance: Strengthening Reading and Writing through Balanced Literacy (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Classroom teachers, ELA teachers, Reading Specialist, Early Literacy Specialist

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 8/19/2019

Location: Online Only

Through inquiry and the exploration of Reading and Writing, participants will explore the life-long practices of readers and writers in a Balanced Literacy setting. Participants will explore each component of the Balanced Literacy framework and connect their own instructional practice to the framework. Through collaboration and investigation, participants will have the opportunity to explore research around Balanced Literacy and best practices in Reading and Writing. At the conclusion of this course, participants will leave with a knowledge and expertise of Balanced Literacy, instructional practices that can be used instantly in the classroom and a “toolbox” filled with best practices and shared literary experiences that they can embed in their instructional practice. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

77. Online: Instructional Technology in the Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 8/18/2019

Location: Online Only

In this course we will take a look at what is happening in the 21st century classrooms. Steam centers are in full effect and being created all around us. What is a steam center and how can you create one in your classroom? Dash and Dot have made their debut in many classrooms. How are they being used to teach coding and what programs are being used by students. An Hour of Code has expanded their website and included a plethora of new tools and lesson plans for all levels of learners. How can you implement all of these new ideas in your classroom and teach your students to be 21st century thinkers? That is exactly what you will learn in the class as you create your classroom technology plan. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

78. Generosity of Eye - the Louis-Dreyfus Foundation Story

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 7/23/2019

This documentary is the surprising story of a major art collection transforming into education for African American children in the Harlem Children's Zone. Inside that story are three other stories. The first is the story of the eye of a collector. Why does art collector William Louis-Dreyfus fall in love with the art -- and the artists -- he collects? The second is a story of generosity: How one man's passion for art and his passion for justice are joined in a single act of generosity. The third is the story of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus discovering the depth of her father's passion for art, the people that this passion has brought into his life, and her search for the roots of his zeal for both art and justice. The film includes extensive conversions with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, her father art collector William Louis-Dreyfus, with several prominent contemporary artists, art critics and dealers, and with Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone. Tuesday, July 23rd at 10:30. This documentary is free for participants who are going to the Louis-Dreyfus Foundation on July 30th. A fee of $5 will be collected at the door for all others.

79. Online: Are You a Culturally Responsive Teacher? (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/26/2019

Location: Online Only

In this course teachers will learn how to adapt their teaching to meet the needs of students of all cultural backgrounds in their classrooms. Delivering culturally-responsive lessons can not only help you engage students, but also allows them to make personal connections with content. Greater student investment will lead to many other benefits, such as more rigor and motivation. This course will walk educators through the process of learning about the link between culture and neuroscience, as well as methods for infusing daily lessons with culturally responsive activities A happier, focused classroom is the ideal outcome. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

80. Hybrid: Cooperative Learning: Fostering Critical Thinking and Reflection

Audience: K-8 Teachers, all content areas

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 8/15/2019

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We all love the idea of cooperative learning - students actively engaged, working together, encouraging each other, and thinking critically about their learning. We know that cooperative learning impacts student achievement, improves behavior, and supports all learners. In fact, both the NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards and the Next Generation Learning Standards call for an increase in the 4 C's - critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity - all of which are outcomes of cooperative learning. But how do I incorporate it? Where do I begin? And how will I have time for it? In this course, participants will develop a deeper understanding of cooperative learning and how it can meet students' social, emotional, and academic needs. You will learn and plan for purposeful groupings, active participation in dialogue, various cooperative structures, and student reflection. Date(s) of Course: - 7/30, 8/1, 8/6, 8/8, 8/13, 8/25 9:00-2:30 (30 In-person hours) 15 additional hours will be completed online. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

81. Hybrid: Deepening Comprehension of Non-fiction Texts (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Grades 3-8 classroom teachers literacy coaches, reading specialists, AIS teachers, ENL teachers special education teachers

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 8/7/2019

Location: Springhurst Elementary School

In this workshop, we will explore the different signposts Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst introduce educators to in "Reading Nonfiction"� (2016). Time will be spent exploring the interlocking scaffolds that students can use to go beyond superficial reading of nonfiction texts by: -identifying five signposts that cue students to apply the skills and processes that sophisticated readers use instinctively -exploring seven proven strategies that readers can use to clear up confusions as texts become more complex Participants will be asked to notice and note the different signposts by applying their learning in nonfiction texts they use in their classroom. *Outside class work (6 or 7 hours) per session may consist of watching videos and answering questions, and/or reading articles and commenting on them through a digital platform. An assignment will be posted prior to the commencement of the class. FINAL ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 16. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

82. The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation Tour

Location: Rockland Teachers' Center Institute - Stony Point (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 7/30/2019

Join us for an inspiring art tour as we visit the unique building in Mt. Kisco housing many pieces by self-taught and contemporary artists. The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about the importance of art and to increase public awareness of emerging artists. It also intends to benefit other specific educational purposes when it sells select pieces from its collection, in particular the educational programs of the Harlem Children's Zone. Over 200 artists are featured in the Foundation's collection, all collected by its benefactor, the late William Louis-Dreyfus. Tuesday, July 30th at 11:00 am. Fee is $15/20 nonmember. Address of the Foundation will be provided after registration. Space is limited, so please register by Wednesday, May 15th. A free documentary film about the Foundation will be shown at our Center on Tuesday, July 23rd at 10:30. Please sign up for it online.

83. ONLINE: Social and Emotional Development in the Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 8/29/2019

Location: Online Only

Research shows that integrating social and emotional learning into the curriculum leads to positive student outcomes. It reduces aggression and emotional distress among students, it increases positive interactions among students, it improves positive attitudes toward self and others and it also increases students’ academic performance as well as college and career readiness. In this course, we will examine the 5 keys elements of social emotional learning and, after viewing various videos, we will discuss what that means to classroom culture and classroom management. This course will focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. At the end of the course, you will have a toolbox of specific strategies you can begin to use with your students. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

84. Online: The Mindful Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 8/29/2019

Location: Online Only

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Helping students cultivate affective skills such as perseverance, emotional management, self motivation, and resilience are key to both their emotional well-being and their ability to engage reflectively with ideas and information. When teachers practice and model these skills, they can be more fully present and able to respond to their students' needs. "Studies show that grade school aged children who learn mindfulness and meditation are more focused and resilient," says Sarah McKay, an Oxford University trained neuroscientist and freelance science writer specializing in mind and brain. "It helps settle them down and improves concentration." This in turn allows for optimal student performance. For teachers, this means that in the midst of everything that goes on in a classroom, we remain aware of what's going on inside our minds and bodies, which can help us with our reactions to a situation and choose a kind and compassionate response. While the practice of mindfulness is never a "cure-all," research suggests that it is a powerful foundation upon which teachers can start to build their social-emotional skills and, in turn, improve their teaching. This course examines the historical and scientific research that has been done supporting the practice of mindfulness in education. Through reading, discussion and exercise, participants will explore how mindfulness can be used everyday with in and out of the classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

85. Online: Creating Independent Problem Solvers (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 8/31/2019

Location: Online

Fostering deeper thinking and greater understanding promotes increased engagement in the classroom. In this online course, we will examine question formulation and exploration as key parts of the problem solving process. In the real world, students will not have access to all the information they need to solve problems – they will be required to sort, decipher and gather it themselves. As class participants, you will focus on all curriculum areas and explore the best problem solving practices in math. Authentic challenges will be introduced as we look at problem solving in action and how your students can think and problem solve outside of the textbooks. With the tools you provide them, students will be able to work out solutions to complex problems that will lead to enhanced student learning and increased student engagement. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.
Starting out a new school is always an exciting time – full of promise, new ideas and innovative strategies. In this online course, we will explore effective planning and organization strategies for the new school year. We will look at a variety of websites that can assist you in setting up, planning and transforming your classroom into places where differentiated, social emotional learning can take place. Parent and community involvement and technology integration are all essential components for setting the tone for the school year and will also be explored. At the end of this course, you will have the tools you need to begin the new school year with new and innovate ideas to enhance student learning. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

87. The Sabbath Girl at Penguin

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 8/2/2019

Angie Mastrantoni has a lot going for her: A job at a hip art gallery. A new apartment on the Upper West Side. But not much time for relationships. But then her neighbor Seth, a divorced Orthodox Jew with a knish store on the Lower East Side, knocks on her door. A contemporary romantic comedy with heart about the loneliness of big-city life and the possibility of finding love next door. World premiere. Tickets are $33. Friday, August 2nd at 2:00 pm. Deadline for registration is July 3rd.

88. Online: Teaching with Poverty in Mind (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Teachers, All Content Area

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/16/2019

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This online course is open to all and offered at no cost to our consortium members. It is designed for teachers who want to learn more about becoming a change agent for students who experience poverty. Throughout the course, we will be using Eric Jensen's book, Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, to explore ways to improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of poverty, stress, trauma and best practices to help your students overcome these adversities. WE WILL PURCHASE SUFFICIENT COPIES OF THE ERIC JENSEN BOOK FOR EACH PARTICIPANT BUT IT MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE CENTER PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

89. CEGE 556-R01/Education and the AT RISK Student

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/28/2019

Working more effectively with disabled students by recognizing their disabilities and using strategies that meet their particular needs; as a result of this course participants will design a program for one student or more. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

90. CEGE 605-R01/Building Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Learning

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, )

Dates: 8/6/2019 to 8/29/2019

This course will have two goals: to facilitate Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in our schools through the habits of successful thinking and assist participants in creating classrooms responsive to the needs of all students. These two goals will allow participants to grow professionally and push students beyond independence levels. By developing habits of thinking and collaborative communication skills with colleagues, participants will develop strategies to make their schools better learning communities and to make their classrooms more responsive to the needs of all learners. We will utilize the required book “How Full is your Bucket”, by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton as the conceptual framework. The book “reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health and longevity”, and “Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community”, by Alfie Kohn. Recommended readings are “Productive Group Work by Fisher”, by Frey and Everlove; and “Teaching with the Brain in Mind”, by Eric Jensen. Effective schools explicitly develop the skills and strategies of collegiality amongst staff members. Effective teachers have a profound impact upon student learning. Therefore, participants will develop thinking and communication skills to make them more effective teachers; improving their responsiveness in the classroom. Students interested in auditing course for non-credit will be on a stand-by basis. Preference will be given to Graduate and In-service participants.

91. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 8/7/2019

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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a FREE 8 hour public education workshop which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. This course will teach participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.

92. Book Club 8/7/19 AT KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

Location: King's Daughters Library (Garnerville, NY) [map]

Dates: 8/7/2019

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This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, August 7th at 10:30 at the King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

93. Mt. Gulian Historic House & White Glove Tour

Location: Mount Gulian Historic Site (Beacon, NY) [map]

Dates: 8/8/2019

Hold history in your hand as you visit this historic site on the Hudson River in Beacon, NY. Slip on white gloves before you handle artifacts and documents relating to the Verplancks and the American Revolution. Examine documents from the 18th and 19th centuries, Victorian era clothing and other artifacts. Tour of the house and garden is included. Mt.Gulian, 145 Sterling St., Beacon, NY. Free parking is available on premises. After the tour, enjoy perusing the town and eating in one of the several restaurants there (on your own). Thursday, August 8th at 11:00. Fee is $25/$35 nonmember. Please register by Friday, June 28th.

94. CTLE Certification Extension Series Grades 7-8 Course 2 - Instructional Strategies

Audience: Must be current holder of NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 and have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience with 5th and/or 6th grade levels

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 9/13/2019

Location: Online Only

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This course, which is being fully funded by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network, is open only to teachers in member school districts within our region. The primary focus and purpose of this course is to offer current 1-6 certified teachers, who have at least three years of classroom teaching experience at the 5th or 6th grade level, an opportunity to extend their certification to include grades 7 & 8. This is the second course in a 3-part series. Teachers will analyze the NYS Next Generation Standards focusing on reading, writing, and math at the 7 & 8 level and develop lesson plans that use evidence based and developmentally appropriate instructional practices to support student achievement. Courses runs 8/12/19 - 9/13/19.

95. "Hadestown" - Winner of 14 Tony Nominations

Location: Walter Kerr Theater (New York, Ne) [map]

Dates: 8/14/2019

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Written by the immensely talented singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown is brought to remarkable life by director Rachel Chavkin. In "Road to Hell," the exhilarating opening number of the utterly fabulous Hadestown, Hermes, the conductor of souls into the afterlife, invites us to "Ride that train to the end of the line." He's played with seductive authority and knowing humor by the eternally elegant Andre De Shields, outfitted like a superfly pimp in a flashy silver suit, and it's hard to imagine anyone resisting his call. He sells a ticket to a bewitching journey that pays off at every turn. You will love the music, the theme, the acting and the superb energy of this play. Wednesday, August 14 at 2:00 pm. Walter Kerr Theater, 219 W. 48th St., NY. Front/mid mezz tickets are $139/149 nonmembers. Registration deadline is May 30th.

96. National Board Jumpstart Day One- Foundations and Component 2

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: Registered candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area.

Dates: 8/20/2019

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Foundations: Delve into the National Board's essential ideas about what teachers should know and be able to do: Five Core Propositions, Architecture of Accomplished Teaching and National Board Content area standards, and connect these ideas to your teaching practice. Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction. Determine what is expected for this component using National Board content area component directions, standards and scoring rubrics and identify resources for developing written commentary. NEA's National Board Jump Start is early support for those who have registered as candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area. Jump Start is candidate-centered, builds a professional learning community, and focuses on the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strategies needed to be successful in the National Board Certification process. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network and NYSUT. Lunch provided. New candidates are encourage to register for both Day 1 and Day 2. Register for Day 2 separately

97. National Board Jumpstart Day Two - Component 3

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: Registered candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area.

Dates: 8/21/2019

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Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning Environment. This academy introduces candidates to the focus areas of Component 3: learning environment, student engagement, and sequence of instruction. Candidates will chart the requirements of Component 3, learn how to navigate the component directions, and discuss ways to capture accomplished practice in video evidence. NEA's National Board Jump Start is early support for those who have registered as candidates with the National Board and have selected their certificate area. Jump Start is candidate-centered, builds a professional learning community, and focuses on the skills, knowledge, dispositions, and strategies needed to be successful in the National Board Certification process. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network and NYSUT. Lunch provided. New candidates and candidates working on component 3 are encouraged to register. Register for Day 1 separately

98. The Building Blocks of Numeracy

Location: Richard P. Connor Elementary School (Richard P. Connor ES, )

Audience: All

Dates: 8/22/2019

Calm, Command and Conquer the Curriculum® Take a in-depth look at the continuum of learning at the elementary level. The session will highlight what matters most in the early elementary curriculum; building strong number sense, exploring the composition and decomposition of numbers and encouraging children to enjoy the playground of numbers that unfolds in a number rich classroom. Participants will gain insight into key standards and explore stories and games that promote numeracy skills. Let's help children learn to love math! Training will be targeted to the grade level of those participating.

99. SED 573-96/Teaching English as a New Language I

Location: New Paltz Central School District (New Paltz, NY)

Dates: 8/24/2019 to 9/28/2019

Examination of methods, materials, and assessment for teaching English as a new language at the elementary (P-6) level. Includes differentiation of instruction for learners of English as a new language at different proficiency levels. Focus on teaching language modalities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), second language acquisition, and multicultural perspectives.Must be matriculated into CR-ITI. This is a hybrid class. By registering through the Rockland Teachers' Center, I authorize SUNY New Paltz to finalize my registration and process the payment of tuition and fees associated with this course. Meeting dates only listed on mylearningplan. End date may vary.

100. Professional Development Mentor Program (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 8/27/2019 to 3/11/2020

Whether you are currently a mentor teacher or would like to serve in this role in the future, this year-long program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a skilled mentor. We will examine attitudes, skills, and components of a successful program and focus on teacher development, including how to guide, support, and nurture novice teachers. This course is only open to teachers from the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center and the Teacher Center of Central Westchester. In addition to the summer seminar, there will be two follow up meetings, one in the Fall and one in the Spring from 4-6pm. There will be an additional 5 hours of course work completed online. YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR EVERY IN-PERSON SESSION AND COMPLETE ALL ONLINE COURSEWORK IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE.

101. 2 day Poverty Simulation Experience Facilitator Trainings

Location: B.O.C.E.S. Building 10 (West Nyack, NY)

Audience: All

Dates: 8/29/2019 to 8/30/2019

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Aug 29, Day 1 - Participate in a Poverty Simulation Volunteer orientation followed by a 3 hour Poverty Simulation Experience. Experience one month of poverty comprised of four 15-minute weeks. In the debrief, you will reflect and share insights. This program is designed to create a deeper understanding and awareness of the circumstances of individuals who are living in poverty and will serve as an opportunity to begin a dialogue about the often unseen world of poverty and its implications for communities and our schools. Bring a bag lunch.

Aug 30, Day 2 - The second day of Poverty Simulation Experience facilitator training will allow participants to become familiar with the components of the Missouri Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) kit and the facilitation process for conducting an efficient and effective simulation. This professional learning experience will help participants effectively utilize the simulation to increase poverty literacy. Lunch included Day 2.

Participants must attend both days. Approval required by Rockland Teachers' Center to participate in this two day facilitator training.