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1. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education-Online

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/29/2018

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Online course runs May 29 through June 29, 2018. An introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. If you are not in the program wish to take for graduate credit, please contact Joleen at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.
During this online course experience, participants will explore how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. However, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, so you may plan your time to complete the course 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. MLP admin marks course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate.

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

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/28/2018

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This on campus hybrid 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.

4. EDU 5339.01/EDU 5375.01-Teaching Geography/Teaching Economics-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/28/2018

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Learn about methods for teaching key geographic concepts in the K-12 social studies curriculum. Explore ways to encourage students to use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live local, national and global including the distribution of people, places and environments over the Earth's surface./Must be taken in conjunction with EDU 5339. Develop strategies for teaching economics in the social studies classroom so that students will understand key macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts. Topics will include methods for teaching how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate resources; how major decision-making units function in the U.S. and the other national economies; and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and non-market mechanisms. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

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

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

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/27/2018

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This 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. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

6. EDU 5393.02/Foundations of Special Education

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

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/28/2018

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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 are not in the program wish to take for graduate credit, please contact Joleen at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

7. EDU 5612/Assessment & Intervention Literacy Instruction Grades 1-6 - Ind. Study

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

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/5/2018

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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. 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. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

8. EDU 5108.01/Childhood Science

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/29/2018 to 6/28/2018

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This on campus course provides students with the theories and methods of teaching, learning and assessing science and technology in elementary school. It is both practical and theoretical and holds the belief that all teaching methods and practices are rooted in theory. Building on this foundation, students will engage in dialogue, investigation, analysis, and reflection in order to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of science, scientific inquiry and how to develop an elementary school science curriculum. Students are expected to refresh their content knowledge in the physical and biological sciences. This course will also address the move towards Next Generation Science Standards and Practices. Required Texts: Bass, J.E., Contant, T.L. & Carin, A.A. (2009). “Teaching Science as Inquiry”, Boston: Pearson. 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 for current details to availability. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

9. EDU 5000.01/Apply Multisensory Phonics-1 Credit

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2018 to 6/27/2018

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Understanding the sounds, symbols, and structure of the English Language are fundamental components of providing effective literacy instruction. This course is designed to introduce the principles of phonics, including the origins of the English Language, morphology, phonemes, syllable types, common spelling patterns and an introduction to multisensory teaching. Students in this class will use their newfound knowledge about phonics to plan lessons, as well as assess and evaluate student work. Additional tuition will be incurred from the college. Contact Joleen at 845-553-9517 for more information.

10. EDU 5013.01/Math for the Learning Disabled Student

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

Dates: 5/30/2018 to 6/27/2018

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Participants will learn a variety of strategies for teaching mathematics to the elementary and middle school learning disabled student. A good knowledge of mathematics is increasingly important in our world. Manual computation as well as computers will continue to play an important role in children's lives. The ability to understand and solve naturally occurring problems is increasingly a prized attribute. The array of activities and methods will assist you in differentiating your lessons to fit your special education class. You will become familiar with the latest research as well as the newest manipulatives to enhance your teaching skills. Required Text: “Teaching Mathematics to Students with Learning Disabilities”, Fourth Edition, Nancy S. Bley & Carol A Thornton. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. 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.

11. EDU 5107.02/Math Methods for Childhood Education

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

Dates: 5/30/2018 to 6/27/2018

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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 plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering.

12. CEGE 530-R01/Snapshots Into Learning

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

Dates: 5/31/2018 to 7/19/2018

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Photo Journaling is being used as a powerful classroom tool to help students connect with all academic subjects as well as a great communication tool for ENL Classes and Speech Therapy sessions. It is 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 Blooms 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. A digital camera with USB cord is required for this course. *Final projects due via online by July 19, 2018. 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.

13. EDU 5460/Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II - Ind. Study

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

Dates: 5/31/2018 to 6/7/2018

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Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler, and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of the inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Required Texts: “Early Childhood Education” K., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Roundtree Henderson, W., and Valero- Kerrick A. (2014), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd. and “Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor” , by Mindes, Gayle (2014), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Ed. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

14. Advanced Strategies for Canasta

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

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 6/15/2018

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This session is for people who know the game but seek to advance their skills. Learn new strategies from a seasoned instructor and hone in on advanced moves. Come join us and improve your game while having fun. All sessions will be held at Haverstraw Town Hall. Fee is $15/25 nonmember. Friday dates from 9:30-11:30 are as follows: 6/1, 6/8 & 6/15. Please register by May 7th.

15. EDU 5550/Research

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

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 6/2/2018

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This course is only available to specially recommended students. Note the meeting schedule is TBA at this time. This course should be taken near the end of the teacher-candidates sequence of courses as it draws upon a broad understanding of disability, laws that govern the education of children with special educational needs and instructional strategies. The course participant will be required to expand upon their current level of knowledge by investigating literature reviews of contemporary data to develop either a research project or develop a grant that would enhance the quality of instruction and life, for individuals with disabilities. Ethical considerations with regard to research and education of vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The purpose of the course is also to make students more aware of their social responsibility and the need to continue as life long learners in working with individuals where current strategies for intervention are constantly emerging.

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

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

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 6/2/2018

Location: Room 136

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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.

17. Online: Assessment in English as a New Language - #419

Dates: 6/4/2018 to 6/7/2018

Location: Online

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This online course includes an examination of procedures and instruments, standardized and informal, used in second language instruction programs. It includes instruction in design and use of instruments. It focuses on assessment as an integral part of instruction. 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. Any issues regarding CTLE certificates are to be emailed directly to betbet617@gmail.com.
During this online course experience, participants will learn how assist newcomers navigate school strategically, to ensure that they maximize their learning experience and have a positive transition. 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. Any issues regarding CTLE certificates are to be emailed directly to betbet617@gmail.com.

19. CEGE 504-R01/Launching a Yearlong Literacy Framework

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

Dates: 6/4/2018 to 7/2/2018

In this course students will understand how to respond to texts powerfully by implementing a yearlong framework that will encompass close reading strategies, the use of double entry journals, and the components of the gradual release model. Students will understand how to scaffold instruction in order to reach all learners. Finally, they will learn how to create multimodal lessons across the curriculum that can be adapted to the needs of their students and enhance the common core state standards. Text book: "Better Learning through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility", 2nd Edition Paperback - December 6, 2013, by Douglas Fisher (Author), Nancy Frey (Author). 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. Final Projects are due via online by July 2, 2018.

20. CLEP

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 6/5/2018

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Testing site is located at RTC South Tappan Zee Education Center 561 Route 9W Piermont, NY 10968 Piermont, NY; RTCI registration fee is $35; CLEP registration fee is $80 paid at time of CLEP registration; Limit is one test per testing session; Go to http://clep.collegeboard.org/started to register with CLEP and receive an entrance ticket; Bring entrance ticket and government issued photo ID on day of testing (ex: Driver's License, Passport); For testing information contact Donna Rodriguez at drodriguez@rockteach.org or phone 845.553.9514. The following tests are available: American Government; History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877;History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present; Human Growth and Development; Introduction to Educational Psychology; Introductory Psychology; Introductory Sociology; Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Social Sciences and History; Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648; Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present; American Literature; Analyzing and Interpreting Literature; College Composition; College Composition Modular; English Literature; Humanities; Biology; Calculus; Chemistry; College Algebra; College Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Pre-calculus; Financial Accounting; Information Systems and Computer Applications; Introductory Business Law; Principles of Management; Principles of Marketing; French Language (Levels 1 and 2); German Language (Levels 1 and 2); Spanish Language (Levels 1 and

21. EDU 5371/Technology in Special Education- Ind. Study

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

Dates: 6/5/2018

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This 2 credit course is intended to facilitate an understanding of how assistive technologies are used as well as how they function. The emphasis of this course is on determining appropriate technology supports that can be used to increase functioning of school age children with disabilities. The course covers the range of AT supports for children with learning disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and spelling; access for children with physical disabilities; strategies for children with sensory impairments, and communication options for children with communication disorders. Additionally, we will discuss the legal mandates and funding issues pertaining to Assistive Technology. This course will require additional online hours. Required Texts: “Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities”, by Dell, Amy G., Newton, Deborah A. and Petroff, Jerry G., 2008, ISBN: 978-0-13-119164-8; and “The Practical and Fun Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools”, by Bugaj and Norton-Darr, ISBN 978 1 56484 263 3. This course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credit

22. Harlequinade Ballet with Misty Copeland @ ABT

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

Dates: 6/6/2018

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Come see Misty Copeland, ballelina in this extravagant ballet. Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky brings this lost classic to life with a bold new staging, inspired by the archival notes of Marius Petipa. Experience pure comedic joy as Harlequin fights for his true love, Columbine, against her father who plans to marry her to a wealthy suitor. Full of madcap humor, incorrigible servants, and unforgettable characters, this tribute to the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition is not to be missed. Wednesday, June 6 at 2:00 PM at Metropolitan Opera House. Prime orchestra tickets are $105/115 nonmember. Deadline for registrations is April21st.

23. EDU 5573/Autism Spectrum Disorder - Ind. Study

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

Dates: 6/6/2018 to 6/27/2018

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The focus of this course is to develop an understanding of autism spectrum disorders as well as other low incidence disabilities and acquiring effective pre-academic, academic and social interventions to help students learn and participate fully in the classroom. The course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, from early childhood through the school age years, the identification and etiology , and best practices in programs and services for students identified with ASD's, as well as other low incidence disabilities. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

24. Online: ENL Interaction Strategies - #420

Dates: 6/11/2018 to 6/14/2018

Location: Online

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During this online course experience, participants will explore strategies and lessons that foster interaction between ENL students. Interaction is a key SIOP component in English language learning. 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. Any issues regarding CTLE certificates are to be emailed directly to betbet617@gmail.com.

25. Online: Coaching and Collaboration for Teachers of ELLS - #421

Dates: 6/11/2018 to 6/14/2018

Location: Online

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During this online course experience, participants will explore co-teaching experiences and learn how to foster collaboration. 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. Any issues regarding CTLE certificates are to be emailed directly to betbet617@gmail.com.

26. 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: 6/13/2018

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, and an overview of the STAR moodle. Programs to be showcased: Author/Poet: Tim Tocher and Storyteller David Gonzalez

27. Gentle Yoga - 10-Class Summer Session

Location: Lucky Elephant Yoga Studio (New City, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/13/2018 to 9/26/2018

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Gentle yoga is great for you if: you are new to yoga, are recovering from an injury, or you just want to take it slow today. The yoga postures will be presented in a slow, soothing way with attention to alignment, breathing and mindfulness. Props will be used to help the poses become more available to every body. The class will include asana (poses) and pranayama (breathing) techniques and will help you find a way to use your yoga practice to find peace and alignment in a busy world. Open to all levels, no prior yoga experience necessary. This class is taught by Bridget Peterson, an experienced yoga instructor at Lucky Elephant Yoga Studios, 132 Park Ave., New City. Wednesdays at 11:00 am on 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/1, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12 & 9/26. Fee is $125/140 nonmember . Once a minimum is met, single sessions will be available for $15 each.

28. Cache of Kinetic art at The Morris Museum

Location: Morris Museum (Morristown, NJ) [map]

Dates: 6/14/2018

Whirr! Whoosh! Whorl! WHEE! Is it alive? What does it do? How does it move? The Morris Museum is pleased to unveil a four-year exhibition series entitled A Cache of Kinetic Art. Featuring the energy and vitality of kineticism, explore stimulating artistic displays expressing the originality and resourcefulness of present-day artisans, using traditional and contemporary media. Join us for the first installment, Curious Characters which will focus on distinctive figural forms, from traditional to abstract. Our docent led tour of this interesting exhibition will take place on Thursday, June 14 at 10:30. Fee is $30/35 nonmember
The workplace and higher education settings we are preparing our students for is much different than what we as their teachers encountered coming out of high school 10. 20. or 30 years ago. The evolution of technology, collaboration and communication methods has rewritten what it means to be college and career ready in this century. Teachers in this class will look at methods and strategies for increasing the amount of 21st Century workplace and college skills in their classroom. Areas of exploration will include PBL, the flipped classroom, blended learning and digital collaboration and sharing. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

30. 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: 6/18/2018 to 7/16/2018

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.

31. Online: Challenges for ELLS in Content Area Learning - #422

Dates: 6/18/2018 to 6/21/2018

Location: Online

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During this online course experience, participants will explore co-teaching experiences and learn how to foster collaboration. 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. Any issues regarding CTLE certificates are to be emailed directly to betbet617@gmail.com.

32. Membership meeting on 6/19 at Haverstraw Town Hall

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

Dates: 6/19/2018

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Join us and learn what's new at the Center. Learn about new programs and connect with friends. Speaker is TBD. Join us on Tuesday, June 19 at 10:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd. Garnerville, NY 10923.

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

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

Dates: 6/21/2018 to 8/1/2018

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. *Reflections and final projects due via online by August 1, 2018. 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.

34. ONLINE: The Mindful Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Audience: Grade Level - All

Dates: 6/25/2018

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.

35. Jump Start National Board Certification - Foundations and Component 2

Location: NYSUT Regional Office, Tarrytown (Tarrytown, NY) - Suite 400

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/25/2018

Location: Suite 400

JumpStart is a program to help National Board Certification Candidates get started on the National Board Process. This one day training will give candidates an overview of the National Board process, as well as insight into Component 2. The overview of the process will be done in the morning and Component 2 will be covered in the afternoon. Bring a printed copy of your instructions for your area of certification area along with the standards. Facilitators are Anne Hovis-Williams NBCT and Linnea Engles NBCT, Professional Learning Facilitators that currently teach in White Plains Public Schools and run NBPTS cohorts in White Plains, Rockland and Croton. This program is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network and hosted by NYSUT Tarrytown. Lunch will be provided by NYSUT.

36. Musical New York (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Dates: 6/27/2018 to 6/29/2018

Location: New York City

In this course, we will examine how musical endeavors have influenced New York City and we will look at the musical works and performers that had their beginnings in NYC and the impact of their work locally, regionally and globally. We will explore the works of the musicians that congregated in Greenwich Village and those that were a part of the Harlem Renaissance. We will also explore the Broadway Theater and other landmark musical institutions including the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center venues and Carnegie Hall. This class is applicable to teachers of all subjects and at all grade levels. Each participant will be expected to make a brief presentation at the final session on how the information will be used in their classroom and colleagues will be asked to give their feedback. This class will meet in person and will spend a day visiting the relevant sites in NYC. Please Note: There will be an additional two (2) hours of outside work. Participants will be asked to email the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center by August 31 with a lesson plan that can be used in their classroom during the 2018-19 school year. Attendance will be marked “Complete” when the lesson plan is submitted. There will be minimal entrance fees (approximately $20) associated with the various sites.

37. Fisher Center, Blithewood Gardens & Montgomery Place Bus Tour

Location: Nanuet Mall (Nanuet, NY)

Dates: 6/28/2018

Join us on this unique journey as we first visit the Fisher Performing Arts Center on the Bard College campus. The Fisher Center was designed by the distinguished architect Frank Gehry, whose other projects include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. From there we will stroll through Blithewood Gardens sprawled over 45 acres featuring an Italiante garden with awe-inspiring backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. We will also the Hessel Museum on our own. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN IS IN RHEINBECK. Following lunch, we'll board the bus for a short trip to Montgomery Place where we will enjoy a guided tour of this magnificently restored estate replete with original furnishings and gardens. Thursday, June 28th. Bus will leave promptly at 8:00 from The Shops at Nanuet, upper level in back by Macy's. Fee is $97/107 nonmember. Registration deadline is May 1, 2018.

38. Clever Little Lies - a Comedy at Penguin Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 6/29/2018

From the writer of "Memphis" and "I Love you, You are Perfect" comes a clever new comedy. When Alice tries to get to the bottom of things between her son and his wife, secrets spill out and she and her husband find out that honesty may not be the best policy. Friday, June 29th at Penguin Theater in Stony Point, NY. Tickets are $31.

39. ONLINE: Word Up: Exploring Academic Vocabulary (Offered by Westchester TCI)

Audience: Teachers 2-12

Dates: 7/1/2018 to 7/22/2018

This online course is designed to assist elementary through high school teachers in the development of vocabulary instruction. In this course, teachers will choose appropriate Tier 2 words for their teaching, explore effective vocabulary instruction, create vocabulary lessons, explore shades of meaning, and create materials for their classrooms. At the end of this course, teachers will have a strong understanding of how to choose Tier 2 words and use them effectively in their teaching. All activities are aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards.

40. Online Multicultural Classrooms and 21st Century Learners (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: All teachers that work with a diverse population of students and parents.

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 7/23/2018

Location: Online

In this course we will explore what multicultural means to educational settings and course instruction. Classrooms today are becoming increasingly diverse. What does a Multi-Cultural Education look like? What type of instruction is implemented into the classroom? Let's evaluate a multicultural classroom and see how we can encompass all it has to offer. We will dig deep into sharing cultural experiences such as Black History Month, Chinese New Year, and many more celebrations for the whole year. We will also explore how important it is to celebrate culture throughout the year. We will explore how to make our lessons work for children that speak English as a Second Language. We will explore so many websites that are available to aide teachers in making their classrooms places where all children can learn and be successful. A parental component will be implemented so that traditions are understood and we can build deeper relationships with families.
JumpStart is an NEA program to help National Board Certification candidates. This two-day training will give candidates an overview of Component 4 and connections between the forms and written commentary. We will conduct a close read of the NB Standard for Professional Collaboration or Advocacy, and distinguish formative and summative assessments and their impact. Bring a printed copy of your instructions and Scoring Guide for your area of certification along with the NBC standards and 5 Core Propositions. A maximum of 15 candidates can be accommodated in this workshop.

42. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/2/2018

This on campus 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. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. Online meetings on July 5, 16, 23, and 31, 2018.

43. EDU 5085.02/Instructional Strategies for Special Education

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

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/1/2018

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 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.

44. EDU 5367.01/Methods for Teaching Literacy

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

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/1/2018

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 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

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

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

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/1/2018

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 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.

46. EDU 5413.01/Early Literacy

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/3/2018 to 8/2/2018

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.

47. EDU 5402.01/Language, Literacy, and Culture B-6

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

Dates: 7/3/2018 to 7/31/2018

This course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing strategies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural perspective 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. 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.

48. EDU 5406.01/Language, Literacy, and Culture 5-12

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

Dates: 7/3/2018 to 7/31/2018

This course will examine language development and its relationship to the development of reading and writing strategies, skills, and dispositions for students. This course will introduce students to a sociocultural perspective 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. 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.
In this online course, teachers will exchange classroom ideas, information about free resource links, technology shortcuts and tips, post photos of new classroom trends and create polls and surveys. The course instructor will model the platforms that are available in the Private Facebook Online Group feature. Each participant will be required to post and share by researching the ideas in the online PLC format. Some of the resources we will examine include: professional articles from ASCD, ISTE and NYSCATE, www.code.org, and www.teachersfirst.com. Through the PLC format, teachers will be able to work in real time and get useful comments from their colleagues. This will be an opportunity for teachers to explore, discuss and research their craft with other professionals. The participants will be asked to post a minimum of 10 innovative educational ideas and provide feedback on other participant's posts that they can refer back to throughout the year. This Professional Learning Community will be a resource for teachers to revisit throughout the school year.
This course will give educators a solid foundation in growth mindset theory and practice. It will include tools and resources that teachers can use in their classrooms to develop a growth mindset classroom. They will discover how the brain learns and develops and how to increase brain malleability through effective teaching and learning strategies. Educators will learn about the impact that growth mindset has on student motivation and achievement, how to recognize growth and fixed mindsets in their students and how to increase student motivation through research proven growth mindset practices. Teachers will develop a plan for cultivating growth mindset activities in their classrooms.

51. EDU 5017.01/Foundations of Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/13/2018

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.
This online course will focus primarily on the students that are already meeting and exceeding the standards and are looking to excel. The twice-exceptional student, the one that is both gifted and is negotiating a learning disorder will be explored using a top ten tips list from ASCD as well as examples. Each module will include strategies to cultivate the talents of gifted children. This course will begin with how we identify gifted students and help them to explore their strengths. We will explore differentiating math and science instruction by using a variety of strategies and resources for providing different levels of content and activities that will challenge all students What are the obstacles and what are the ways they can be overcome in the regular education classroom? A skilled teacher will help students utilize his/her own giftedness and will channel resources and enhanced learning opportunities towards that student that will enlarge the student's natural gifts in ways that the students did not even realize existed. Such a teacher will push gifted students to higher personal standards rather than just giving them more work to do or forcing them to tutor other students who are less capable. Participants will leave this class with specific lesson ideas and strategies to implement in their classroom in September.

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

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

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 8/6/2018

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.
Research has shown that students respond better in the classroom when teachers use up-to-date technology. This online course will include both technological literacy as well as technology strategies that can be implemented throughout the curriculum. There are a number of free resources available to educators that they can embed in their curriculum to enhance student engagement and learning. We will use technology to support learning and skills that are needed to succeed in the 21st century. You will be empowered to create an interactive classroom where students will learn and will not be afraid to take risks. We will explore Animation leaders including Moovly, GoAnimate, Voli, and Animaker and will design ways to incorporate them in lesson projects. Online quiz tools including Plickers and programs like Kahoot will be implemented and examples will be shared. Computing programs such as Scratch, X-Ray, Goggles and Erase all Kittens will give your students an opportunity to take a close look at coding how it can be used. We will look at different digital portfolios, including SeeSaw, that are available to teachers. Throughout the course, we will design strategies for classroom use and ways they can be used independently, with small groups, or with your whole class.
The multicultural heritage of New York City has provided educators with rich experiences to use in their classrooms along with challenges on how to recognize these differences to differentiate classroom instruction. In this course, we will explore the history of NYC from the earliest days of the Dutch and Native American inhabitants to its present day makeup. We will trace immigration and assimilation of various ethnic groups that call the city their home and will explore the historical, cultural, social and political aspects of the lives of these people. Throughout the course, we will discuss and share ways to incorporate this information into the classroom to meet state and local mandates. This class will meet in person and will spend a day visiting the relevant sites in NYC. Please Note: There will be an additional two (2) hours of outside work. Participants will be asked to email the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center by August 31 with a lesson plan that can be used in their classroom during the 2018-19 school year. Attendance will be marked “Complete” when the lesson plan is submitted. There will be minimal entrance fees (approximately $30) associated with the various sites.

56. CEGE 513-R01/Using Voice to Differentiate Instruction in the Classroom

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

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 8/1/2018

What better way to differentiate instruction than to use your own voice. This course will teach participants how to use your voice to enhance your lessons. Participants will learn about various websites that allow educational staff and students to use their own voice as a learning tool. Websites discussed, but not limited to: Fotobabble, Voki, Padlet, Audiobooks, Audio QR Coding, Screencast-O-Matic and My Simple Show. Participants will create lessons on how they can implement these websites and others with their 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.

57. CEGE 556-R01/Education and the “At Risk” Student

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

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 8/1/2018

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.
This fun and engaging 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.

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

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

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 7/10/2018

Location: Room 136

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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.

60. ONLINE: How to Engage Families in the Literacy Process (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 7/15/2018 to 7/25/2018

This online course is designed to assist elementary and secondary teachers in their quest to involve student families in the literacy process. This class will assist you in presenting information to parents and guardians about the demands of the Common Core Learning Standards as well as the literacy curriculums being taught in their child's class and school. Teachers in this online class will develop a hands-on presentation for a school event that will engage their classroom parents as an active partner in the literacy process.

61. STEAM in Your Classroom (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Grade K-6 Classroom teachers and specialists

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/18/2018

This course aims to increase a knowledge of STEAM philosophies and how participants can incorporate them into their classroom. Participants will identify areas of their current curriculum that can benefit from STEAM activities, and will create lesson plans combining curriculum with STEAM infusion. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to have a portfolio of activities that they can immediately incorporate into their classrooms, including a plan for Hour of Code.

62. Online: Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and The Theory Self-First

Audience: This course is appropriate for teachers, support personnel (guidance, social workers, and/or psychologists), and administrators. 15 hrs CTLE/Inservice

Dates: 7/17/2018 to 8/28/2018

Location: ONLINE

This online course will allow participants the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to identify, use, understand and manage their emotions and the emotions of others. By developing these competencies participants will:
• reach new heights in being responsible decision makers
• utilize multiple points of view
• be creative problem solvers who make sound, ethical and effective decisions
• explore research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on their professional and personal lives The skills, competencies, and strategies utilized throughout the coursework are research-based and are aligned with the MSCEIT (Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test – Yale University) and the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning) Competencies.

63. Online: Teaching the Developing Brain

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/17/2018 to 8/28/2018

Location: ONLINE

How many times have you confronted problematic behavior or a poorly constructed assignment from your students and wondered, "What were they thinking?" New science on the developing brain supports the conclusion that our students may not in fact approach that social situation or conceptualize that assignment in the same way that we adults would! Frontal lobe executive functions, particularly in the areas of inhibition and reflection, continue to develop through adolescence and provide the basis for greater self control and more mature reasoning and decision making. In this online course, we will review current research on the developing brain and explore educational programs that can support further brain development. Because developmental neuroscience has been popularized by the press, we will emphasize separating brain fact from fiction in our exploration of sound educational practice.

64. My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater

Location: Vivian Beaumont Theatre (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/22/2018

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The most beloved musical of all time, Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, returns to Broadway in a lavish new production from Lincoln Center Theater, who brought you the Tony-winning revivals of South Pacific and The King and I. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the stellar cast—led by Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz and Diana Rigg—tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” Enjoy the music that won the play 6 Tony awards in 1956. Sunday July 22 at 3:00. Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St., NY. Loge 1 tickets are $147. Deadline for registration is April 9th.
Every teacher has a number of different learners that come to class ready to meet their daily classroom goals. The strategies that teachers employ will help them attain these goals. In this online course, we will explore, but not limit our search to, dyslexia, autism, speech, ELL, and social emotional disorders. While we will be examining specific learning disabilities, the strategies that you take back to the classroom will support all learners and will provide you with the tools to frame your lessons in new and creative ways. Using strategies such as Think-Pair-Share and/or Partner Talk will strengthen both student collaboration and understanding and will allow each of them to be successful in the classroom. At the end of this course, you will have the resources, strategies, websites and ideas you need to transform your classroom into a creative learning environment for each and every student.
When incorporating literacy-related instructional strategies in the content areas, students are better equipped to acquire and retain content knowledge. In this online course, we will examine and discuss instructional strategies to develop lessons, rubrics and activities that support comprehension vocabulary and fluency. In addition, we will align classroom activities and assessments to the CCLS to further support literacy in the classroom.
This course is designed to assist teachers and administrators in public and private schools to create and implement Professional Learning Communities. All school sizes and groups have various challenges that they face while creating PLC’s. We will take a closer look at your team and create ways to make a PLC work for your team. Through creating S.M.A.R.T Goals you will each leave this course with an action plan. Members of Professional Learning Communities use results-oriented action steps to clarify exactly what each student must learn, monitor each student's learning on a timely basis, provide systematic interventions, and use collective inquiry/feedback to create a collaborative atmosphere of continual improvement. In this course we will keep the student at the center of our purpose and learn how to create, manage and succeed using Professional Learning Communities.

68. Linking Reading and Writing (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

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

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/25/2018

How do the Next Generation English Language Arts Standards impact on traditional classroom literacy instruction? How can we purposefully link reading and writing? What does standards-based instruction look like? Explore these questions as we take a closer look at the Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA/Literacy and analyze their impact on lesson and unit design. Workshop participants will experience a close reading lesson that requires the use of 21st century skills and then evaluate the lesson’s alignment to the standards. Time will be provided for the creation of a standards-aligned close reading lesson using a text of your choice. At the conclusion of this course, teachers will have a completed standards-aligned close reading lesson. Please Note there will be 3 hours of outside class work to be submitted by August 2, .2018

69. Using the Charlotte Danielson Framework to Create a Digital Portfolio (Offered by Westchester TC Institute))

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY)

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

This course is designed to help probationary teachers build an electronic portfolio with an emphasis on Charlotte Danielson's Four Domains. Students will be able to define the components of a teaching portfolio and understand the importance of keeping and maintaining a professional teaching portfolio. Special attention to developing a teaching philosophy and crafting a tenure reflection based on the Four Domains will be key aspects of this course. This course will also give students a variety of avenues to find the perfect web development platform for their future eFolio. A portion of the course work will be completed outside of the scheduled class times and then shared and revised during the following sessions. (July 24 and 26th students will have to complete a total of 6 hours of outside work)

70. Read the Books, See the Movies (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Grades K-12 Classroom teachers and Specialists

Dates: 7/24/2018 to 7/26/2018

Location: Woodlands HS _ Innovation Center

In this course, we will be pairing movies with the books they are based upon which will increase our students' reading engagement (both in and out of the classroom) and will lead to improved lesson plans. Participants will be expected to read the books (Wonder and We are All Wonders by R.J. Palacio and The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf). In addition, when the movies come out in the theater, you will be expected to see them as a class. The first class meeting will be spent critically discussing the books and developing lesson ideas for the books. After seeing the movie, we will discuss the movie and then create lessons that can be used for both the book and the movie. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have lesson plans ready for various “read the book, see the movie” activities, including book clubs, literacy lesson plans and more. Strategies learned in this course can be transferred to many other book/movie combinations.

71. ONLINE: The Mindful Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Audience: Grade Level - All

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/20/2018

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.

72. Recent Children's Literature Winners (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-8

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/1/2018

This course is geared towards any classroom teacher interested in learning more about recent children's literature and how to incorporate new books into their current lessons and/or units. Participants will be expected to read the award winners and will be provided with the reading list before class begins so they can begin reading as soon as possible. Books will range from picture books to novels, and will include both fiction and non-fiction, with an emphasis on awards that celebrate diversity. By the end of the course, teachers will be able to incorporate award winning, diverse literature into their classrooms lesson plan. Registrants will receive the list of books before the start of the class.
In this online course, we will focus on incorporating the NGSS into our curriculum. These standards mark a change in how we must think about classroom science instruction. We will use a variety of online resources to develop instructional and assessment strategies that address NGSS focusing on K-5 and 6-12 while developing an understanding across grade levels. We will explore how: K-12 science education should reflect the real-world interconnections in science. Science concepts build coherently across K-12. THE NGSS focuses on deeper understanding and application of content. Science and engineering are integrated in science education K-12 Science Standards coordinate with Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics. We will use visit NGSS webinars that address this topic and look at sample standards to learn how to read the key to various elements. At the end of this course, participants will have a deeper understanding of the expectations and how they should b applied at each grade level.
In this online course, teachers will exchange classroom ideas, information about free resource links, technology shortcuts and tips, post photos of new classroom trends and create polls and surveys. The course instructor will model the platforms that are available in the Private Facebook Online Group feature. Each participant will be required to post and share by researching the ideas in the online PLC format. Some of the resources we will examine include: professional articles from ASCD, ISTE and NYSCATE, www.code.org, and www.teachersfirst.com. Through the PLC format, teachers will be able to work in real time and get useful comments from their colleagues. This will be an opportunity for teachers to explore, discuss and research their craft with other professionals. The participants will be asked to post a minimum of 10 innovative educational ideas and provide feedback on other participant's posts that they can refer back to throughout the year. This Professional Learning Community will be a resource for teachers to revisit throughout the school year.

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

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

Dates: 8/2/2018 to 8/30/2018

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.
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.

77. CEGE 569-R01/Social Problems and Education

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

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/29/2018

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 familles. 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. Required text for this course is “Understanding Social Problems”, 5th edition, Mooney, Linda A., Knox, David, and Schact, Caroline, 2005, Wadsworth, a Division of Thomson Learning, Inc. Rogue Valley Publications.

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

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

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/29/2018

In this course students will understand how to teach, construct and enhance written 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. 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.

79. The Complete History of Comedy at Penguin Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 8/10/2018

Join us for a rollicking review pf comedy through the ages. A trio of actors leave no joke untold as they attempt to save the world through laughter. Friday, August 10 at 2:00 at Penguin Theater in Stony Point, NY. Tickets are $31.
This course 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.
In this class, we will follow the trials and successes that Black Americans have experienced - from the atrocities of early New Amsterdam to slavery in New York to the growth of free Black communities, and culminating with the Harlem Renaissance. We will connect the components of the New York State Standards and present information that is relevant to various disciplines and grade levels. Information and ideas will be exchanged through multi-media presentations, discussions and experiential learning. We will also discuss and share how to incorporate the presented information to align with the NYS Department of Education Dignity for All Students Act. There will be an extensive examination of primary documents as well as an examination of pertinent vocabulary. A portion of the class will be devoted to visiting sites relevant to the development of the Black community in New York in order to provide experiential learning for the participants. At the end of the class, participants will have a richer understanding of Black History. Participants are expected to demonstrate how they will utilize what they have learned to make it relevant for their own students. This class will meet in person and will spend a day visiting the relevant sites in NYC. Please Note: There will be an additional two (2) hours of outside work. Participants will be asked to email the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center by August 31 with a lesson plan that can be used in their classroom during the 2018-19 school year. Attendance will be marked “Complete” when the lesson plan is submitted. There will be minimal entrance fees (approximately $20) associated with the various sites.
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. There will be three follow-up dates and dates will be determined at the first meeting. YOU MUST BE PRESENT FOR EVERY IN-PERSON SESSION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE.

83. SED 573-96/Teaching English as a New Language - Hybrid Course

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

Dates: 8/25/2018 to 9/29/2018

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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. Focuses on teaching language modalities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), second language acquisition, and multicultural perspectives. ONLINE: Asynchronous online learning assignments to be scheduled by instructor. Must be matriculated into TESOL:CR-ITI. 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.

84. Pretty Woman on Broadway

Location: Nederlander Theatre (New York, Ne) [map]

Dates: 8/26/2018

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Pretty Woman: The Musical is the World Premiere stage production featuring direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams (“Summer of ’69,” “Everything I Do”) and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton. Vivian and Edward are unlikely soulmates who overcome all odds to find each other… and themselves. Experience the moments you love from the movie — and get to know these iconic characters in a whole new way — in this dazzlingly theatrical take on a love story for the ages. Sunday, August 26 at 3:00 pm. We have great front mezz tickets for $137. Registration must be completed by 3/11.

85. Exploring Thinking and Writing for National Board Certification

Audience: NBC Candidates and Advanced (retake) candidates

Dates: 8/27/2018 to 8/28/2018

NBC requires descriptive, analytical, and reflective thinking and writing. We will analyze component prompts to identify each type to guide your thinking and writing. Then apply this understanding to identify and select strong evidence by reviewing sample excerpts and a video. Join your colleagues for thoughtful discussion about NBC in a collegial supportive setting. Please note that this institute is open only to NBC candidates and Advanced (Re-take) candidates and is limited to 15 participants.

86. EED 757-95/Clinical Practices in Literacy Intervention, B-6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

In this capstone course, candidates work in a clinically-rich setting assessing, designing, implementing, and adjusting as needed an intervention plan for students in grades B-6 to demonstrate mastery of program content. The course also provides information as mandated by NYS Education law in instruction students in fire and arson prevention, prevention alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and child abduction prevention. This course meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

87. EED 758-95/Clinical Practices in Literacy Intervention, 5-12

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

In this capstone course, candidates work in a clinically-rich setting assessing, designing, implementing, and adjusting as needed an intervention plan for students in grades 5-12 to demonstrate mastery of program content. The course also provides information as mandated by NYS Education law in instruction students in fire and arson prevention, prevention alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and child abduction prevention. This course meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

88. EED 760-95/Literacy Leadership and Coaching

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/4/2018 to 12/11/2018

Within this clinically-rich course, candidates study literacy leadership and adult learning. Practices include leading RTI/assessment meetings, analyzing literacy programs, coaching, responding to policy decisions, writing grants, planning professional development, and establishing learning communities. Prerequisites: EED755 Minimum Grade of B or EED756 Minimum Grade of B) and EED759 Minimum Grade of B. This course meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

89. EED 528-95/Literacy and Language Learners

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

Dates: 9/5/2018 to 12/12/2018

Students engage with issues around developing literacy in a second language. Students explore theories of second language acquisition, ways to modify assessment and remediation based on students' first language, and culturally responsive approaches to instruction. This course is open to matriculated New Paltz students only. Contact Amy Mackenzie at mackenza@newpaltz.edu before registering.

90. 2001: A Space Odyssey Live at NY Philhasrmonic

Location: NY Philharmonic (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 9/15/2018

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Experience this spectacle of sight and sound as the NY Philharmonic performs classical favorites by Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss & Ligeti alongside Stanley Kubrick's landmark science-fiction classic projected on a huge screen. Saturday, September 15 @ 8:00 pm. We have excellent 2nd tier center seats. Several aisles are available. Fee is $101. You MUST register by June 10th.

91. EED 753-95/Workshop in Understanding Literacy Difficulites

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

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 12/17/2018

Following a developmental approach, literacy candidates will explore potential difficulties in the reading and writing acquisition process. Include in-depth analysis of the phonological, orthographic, and morphological structures of English. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

92. After at Penguin Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 9/21/2018

This play is the winner of the Carbonell Award for Best Play. In this timely play, the playwright examines parenting, bullying and the fallout from a school incident. The play follows the journey of two families, before and after, as they pick up the pieces once the news cameras have gone home. Friday, September 21st at 2:00 at Penguin Theater, Stony Point, NY. Tickets are $31.
Every day teachers assume leadership roles in their classrooms, schools and district. However, being recognized as a leader can often be a challenge. In this online course, we will explore and share ways to become active participants in Professional Learning Communities, how to write a winning grant, how to engage parents and administrators, and how to become leaders among our peers. At the end of this course, you will have new leadership skills and strategies and a customized plan based on your individual needs and expectations that will take your leadership skills to the next level.