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1. Create and Edit a Podcast Using a Chromebook

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

Audience: All

Dates: 10/21/2019

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Learn to create a Podcast series using nothing but a Chromebook, a mic, free apps, and royalty free music. The first portion of this course participants will learn the tools, processes, and legalities in creating podcasts. The second portion of the course will be the actual production of a podcast and a discussion about how to use podcasting in your classroom. Please come to class with an idea/topic of a podcast you might like to produce. It is recommended that you bring your own headphones to use during the class. Chromebooks

2. Membership Meeting on 10/22

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

Dates: 10/22/2019

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Join us and learn what's new at the Center. Learn about new programs and connect with friends. Join us on Tuesday, October 22nd at 10:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd. Garnerville, NY 10923. Our speaker will be Colby, our Collette representative who will share with us information about our exciting trip Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains featuring Louisville, Gatlinburg & Asheville. Feel free to invite family and friends to this presentation. Please bring one nonperishable food item to the meeting. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING.

3. SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

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

Audience: School-related professionals, TAs

Dates: 10/22/2019

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This seminar will explore the relationships between administrators, educators, students, and paraprofessionals. The seminar will focus on the crucial skills needed to create a safe, welcoming learning environment and will highlight the impact paraprofessionals have in establishing the learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they are returned home at the end of the day. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

4. Book Club 10/23/19 AT HAVERSTRAW TOWN HALL

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

Dates: 10/23/2019

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This month's selection is Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd at 10:30 at the Haverstraw Town Hall. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

5. Moulin Rouge on Broadway 10/24

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

Dates: 10/24/2019

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Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular... Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Thursday, October 24 at 2:00 pm. Front Mezz tickets are $209. Deadline for registration is Monday, September 9th.

6. Drones in Education

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

Audience: All

Dates: 10/24/2019

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Drones are quickly becoming part of everyday life. This professional development opportunity will provide participants with an understanding of how drones can and are being used in education. The ethics, the ever changing laws, and the uses of drones will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience flying a drone with the support and supervision of the instructor. Participants will also use block coding to fly the drone autonomously. This course will provide an opportunity to look at and discuss potential curricular integration opportunities as well as hands-on flying opportunities. Chromebooks

7. EDPD 5025/Taking a Constructivist Approach to Teaching

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

Dates: 10/24/2019 to 12/5/2019

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Formerly CMSV-CEGE 597-R01. As educators, we expect students our students to "solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well." (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Participants will analyze the effects of effective teaching upon student performance in relation to the criterion above. This course will enable participants to develop instructional activities to actively engage students in the learning process and assist students in the development of self-assessment or "metacognitition." Participants will learn how to incorporate research-based methods and techniques in order to achieve a balance between conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge. Participants will develop the tools necessary to create this "balanced approach" to teaching all content areas. Teachers will develop strategies to assist students in "constructing" content knowledge as part of a "meaning-making" process. Required Readings: Garner, B. (2007). Getting to Got It. Alexandria, VA: ASCD; Gagnon, G. and Collay, M. (2006). Designing for Learning: Six Elements in Constructivist Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing. *Final projects and reflections due online Dec. 5, 2019. If you plan to take this course for Graduate credit, please contact Joleen at jmurray@rockteach.org for directions on registering with the college.

8. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 10/29/2019

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Register for individual Elementary Math PLC sessions on October29, November 26, January 28, February 25, or March 31. There will be a Snow date on April 28 if needed.
This course will use multi-media and Living History approaches to the American Civil War in the Hudson Valley and the expansion of Industrialization in the Hudson Valley. It will take place over two days - one day in the classroom and one day visiting sites in the Hudson Valley. A multimedia presentation will begin the course and then participants will have an authentic Civil War encampment experience on the grounds of the Cold Spring Foundry where a major canon factory supplied thousands of canons for the Union war effort. Participants will dress as Civil War soldiers and will experience camp life during the Civil War. They will also discover the effect of the war on the rapid industrialization of the Hudson Valley. A site visitation to the Vanderbilt estate will introduce participants to vast amount of wealth created by the supercharged American economy following the Civil war. This program is co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation. Instructor will collect an additional $25 on Nov 1 to cover site fees. Not included: Transportation to and from sites, meals

10. Online: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners - ELL's (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 11/4/2019 to 12/8/2019

Location: Online Only

English language learners present special challenges for teachers in today's classrooms. A successful ELL teacher learns to balance the language learning needs of the students with the appropriate content. The knowledge and skills students gain in ELL classes positively affect their lives at school and home. As the diversity of the United States increases, so too does the need for teachers of second language learners. Participants in this course will create lesson plans that incorporate strategies to reach ELL students.PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

11. Poverty Simulation Experience

Location: River View High School, BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC) (Nyack, NY) - Gym

Audience: River View HS staff only

Dates: 11/5/2019

Location: Gym

Experience one month of poverty comprised of four 15-minute weeks. In the debrief, you will reflect and share insights. This program is designed to create a deeper understanding and awareness of the circumstances of individuals who are living in poverty and will serve as an opportunity to begin a dialogue about the often unseen world of poverty and its implications for communities and our schools. This simulation is open to Rockland BOCES River View High School staff. Arrive promptly at 8AM.

12. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Location: Felix Festa Middle School (Felix Festa MS, ) - C 102

Audience: Clarkstown staff

Dates: 11/5/2019 to 11/6/2019

Location: C 102

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YMHFA is designed to give adults who have contact with or work with young adults ages 12-18. This includes, but is not limited to law enforcement, EMS, parents, educators, counselors, neighbors, community leaders, etc. You will learn key skills to help a youth or teen who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan which offers initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Materials are provided and include a 200-page manual and list of local resources. All participants will receive a three-year certificate upon completion of the workshop (2-4hr sessions). Participants must complete the evaluation in MyLearningPlan. Facilitated by Arlene Pisano pisanoYMHFA@gmail.com and Karen Roselle kroselleYMHFA@gmail.com. Sponsored by Clarkstown Community Task Force, CTA, and RTC. This training is open to Clarkstown staff.

13. Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 11/6/2019 to 12/18/2019

Location: Online

No two students come to class with the same academic abilities, experiences, and needs. However, all students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, skills and standards. "Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching"½½½½½½½½½ is a 15 hour online course designed to acquaint educators with innovative digital tools to aid in the differentiation of instruction, ensuring academic success for all students. Teachers will learn to enhance curriculum with audio, visual, and interactive learning experiences so that all children can achieve success, regardless of their skills, interests, learning styles and readiness. Teachers will preview and practice a variety of free digital tools, determine which resources are most appropriate for select students, and master the skills necessary to integrate those digital resources into standards-based curriculum. By the conclusion of the course teachers will be able to design or upgrade a unit of study with digital tools to address the learning needs of their students. Course dates are the beginning and end date.

14. Online: Coding and Gaming to Enhance Computer Science (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K - 12 Teachers and Specials

Dates: 11/11/2019 to 12/16/2019

Location: Online only

While it might be difficult to imagine your students understanding something as complex as coding, it is definitely a reality. In this online course, we will learn the basics of coding and how we can transfer this information to help students solve problems in a logical and creative way. We will explore coding definitions and different languages and how to get started in your classroom on this learning journey. Although coding can be quite challenging, your students will be rewarded when they see their codes come to life after a debugging session. This learning opportunity will serve them well as they navigate the world around them. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

15. Online: Digital and Visual Learners (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 11/11/2019 to 12/16/2019

The Internet has become a primary tool for student communication and research and has moved our classrooms from a passive acquisition of facts to an active application of knowledge. This online class will give you the tools you need to design lessons that will help students navigate the digital tools available to them, including pod-casting, video techniques, teacher tube and global communication sites. These techniques and strategies will allow all our students to take charge of their own technological learning and will help them become successful classroom learners. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

16. Online: ENL Verbal and Noncommunication

Audience: ALL

Dates: 11/12/2019 to 11/15/2019

Location: Online Only

Why do we have such a hard time communicating our thoughts back and forth to each other in a way that ensures understanding? During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs both verbally and nonverbally. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP

17. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Location: Clarkstown South High School (New City, NY) - 327

Audience: Clarkstown staff

Dates: 11/12/2019 to 11/13/2019

Location: 327

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YMHFA is designed to give adults who have contact with or work with young adults ages 12-18. This includes, but is not limited to law enforcement, EMS, parents, educators, counselors, neighbors, community leaders, etc. You will learn key skills to help a youth or teen who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan which offers initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Materials are provided and include a 200-page manual and list of local resources. All participants will receive a three-year certificate upon completion of the workshop (2-4 hour sessions). Participants must complete the evaluation in MyLearningPlan. Facilitated by Arlene Pisano pisanoYMHFA@gmail.com and Karen Roselle kroselleYMHFA@gmail.com. Sponsored by Clarkstown Community Task Force, CTA, and RTC. This training is open to Clarkstown staff.

18. Tonalism Exhibit at the Dorsky Museum

Location: Samuel Dorsky Museum (New Paltz, NY) [map]

Dates: 11/14/2019

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Join us for a guided tour of Tonalism, a collection of art that laid the groundwork for modernism and contemporary art. Many of the works included in this exhibition will be loaned by private collectors, thereby offering viewers the chance to see works that are not in the public domain. There are 2 more exhibitions that we can view on our own - Japanese woodcut prints and a collection of local artists representing enticing beauty and repellant brutality of nature. Dorsky Museum, 75 S. Manheim Blvd., New Paltz. Thursday, November 14 at 11:15. Fee for the guided tour is $10. Please register by November 7th.

19. Hybrid: Genre Study

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

Dates: 11/14/2019 to 1/23/2020

Location: Springhurst Elementary School

What makes a biography a biography? What makes a fantasy a fantasy? If you know the genre of a book and know the characteristics of that genre, you know what to expect when you begin to read it. As adults, we know how to use our background knowledge about genres, but how do we teach our students to do this? In this hybrid course, we will explore how to use an inquiry approach to explore different genres. This process allows for students to really interact and experience different text types as they think, talk and work with them in an analytic way. Using the information from Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books (2012) by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, participants will build their own expertise in understanding specific genres and their characteristics, understand an inquiry process that can be used with students to study the characteristics of any genre and learn how to help students apply their knowledge of genres in talking, reading and writing. *Outside class work (24hrs) may consist of assignments that are to be done with or without students, watching videos and answering questions, and/or reading articles and commenting on them through a digital platform. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

20. EDPD 5020/The Power of Formative Assessment

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

Dates: 11/14/2019 to 12/13/2019

Formerly CMSV-CEGE 532-R01. As a result of this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to formatively assess student learning. "Anyone who has ever played or coached a team sport understands the basic idea that ongoing assessment and adjustment are the keys to improved performance." (McTighe, 2007) In this course, participants will engage in the process of ongoing assessment, feedback, reflection, revision and instruction. Participants will develop what Charlotte Danielson (2006) calls a "Habit of Mind" in which student assessments guide teacher instruction. The book Checking for Understanding by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey will be the guiding text. Course expectations include taking ideas from individual research, small group online discussions and whole group sessions to put ideas into action. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. Required Readings: Fisher, D. and Frey, N. (2014) Checking for Understanding (2nd ed.); Thousand Oaks, CA: ASCD. Schmoker, M. (2006). Results Now. Thousand Oaks, CA: ASCD. *Final projects and reflections due online Dec. 13, 2019. If you plan to take this course for Graduate credit, please contact Joleen at jmurray@rockteach.org for directions on registering with the college.

21. SWIVL Training

Audience: All

Dates: 11/14/2019

Location: Active Space

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In this 2-hour training workshop, you will learn how to use this recording tool that swivels an iPad or smartphone camera to follow you throughout the classroom. We will be using special markers to hear students in discussion groups. At the end of the workshop, you will have an opportunity to evaluate your practice for self reflection. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center and NYSUT.

22. Online: English as a New Language Strategies and Tools for Success (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Specials

Dates: 11/15/2019 to 12/20/2019

Location: Online only

In this online course, we will closely examine the strategies used to effectively teach English as a New Language (ENL) students. We will focus on best practices including co-teaching, helpful web tools, strategies for classroom teaching, and meaningful classroom talk. We will brainstorm ways to involve parents as we create a welcoming classroom environment for all students. We will explore resources and cross-reference lesson plans and curriculums so that each teacher has customized lesson plans to address individual needs. At the end of the course, you will have a toolkit that will include visual ideas, translation resources, conversation tools and vocabulary resources. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

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

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

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 11/16/2019

Location: Room 136

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

24. Online: Cross Cultural Communication

Audience: All

Dates: 11/18/2019 to 11/21/2019

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs and their families to build a stronger home-school connection. By learning the cultural cues and mannerisms, participants will be able to effectively communicate with students and families as well as create a learning environment that is safe and diverse. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

25. Mental Health & Wellness 101

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

Dates: 11/18/2019

The median time between the onset of mental illness (when symptoms first appear) and when an individual gets appropriate treatment is 10 years. During that time, a person is likely experiencing periods of increased symptomology and periods of wellness. Mental Health and recovery are dependent on an individual's ability to recognize and manage where they are each day on the continuum between wellness and illness, and to take care accordingly. Education and early intervention promotes wellness and leads to better outcomes.
Goals of the Training:

Increase basic knowledge of mental health to help reduce stigma.

Understand Mental Health as a continuum of wellness that defines us every day - it is illness, recovery and all of the space in between.

Promote wellness, treatment seeking behavior, recovery and self-care.
This training is taught by Wendy Blanchard, M.S., CHHC, CPS, Client & Family Advocate and Community Educator. Wendy Blanchard was honored to be a part of creating this training as a resource and support for the newly implemented New York State Mental Health Education Law which began on July 1, 2018.

26. The Building Blocks of Numeracy

Location: Richard P. Connor Elementary School (Richard P. Connor ES, ) - RP Connor Elementary School 13 Cypress Rd, Suffern

Audience: All

Dates: 11/19/2019 to 12/10/2019

Location: RP Connor Elementary School 13 Cypress Rd, Suffern

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

27. Book Club 11/20/19 AT KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

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

Dates: 11/20/2019

This month's selection is The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, November 20 at 10:30 at the King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

28. Digital Photography with your Phone for the Classroom

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

Audience: All

Dates: 11/20/2019

In this professional learning workshop you will learn some basic photography skills and apply them using the camera on your phone, tablet, or iPad. You will take a series of pictures, upload and store them in Google Photos and learn to use the basic editing tools in Google Photos. The discussion will focus on using digital photography to capture moments in your classroom and document success. We will also discuss student data privacy regarding photographing students and their work. (Chromebook or Laptops)

29. Create your won VR Tour Using your Cell Phone and Tour Builder

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

Audience: All

Dates: 11/21/2019

In this professional learning workshop you will learn some basic photography skills and apply them using the camera on your phone, tablet, or iPad. You will take a series of pictures, upload and store them in Google Photos and learn to use the basic editing tools in Google Photos. The discussion will focus on using digital photography to capture moments in your classroom and document success. We will also discuss student data privacy regarding photographing students and their work. (Chromebooks or Laptops)

30. Online: Critical Thinking and Questioning Techniques (offered by the TC of Westchester)

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Specials

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 12/31/2019

Location: Online Only

Critical thinking is a key component in the classroom environment and can lead to improved learning and questioning skills. It can enhance language and presentation skills and can improve the way students express their ideas. Critical thinking can occur when students are analyzing, evaluating, interpreting or synthesizing information or when applying creative thought to form an argument, solve a problem or reach a conclusion. Critical thinking skills will prepare your students to interpret and evaluate new information and will help them in and out of the classroom. During the course, we will examine, in depth, Bloom's Taxonomy and apply this theory to various literature and other content areas. We will explore cause/effect, sequencing, patterning, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, hypothesizing and critiquing. At the end of the class, you will have the tools you need to incorporate critical thinking and higher order questioning into your classroom. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

31. Online: Cross-Cultural Communication and Children's Literature

Audience: All

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 11/27/2019

Location: Online Only

Why do we have such a hard time communicating our thoughts back and forth to each other in a way that ensures understanding? During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs both verbally and nonverbally. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

32. Online: Technology Resources and Current Issues (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K - 6 Specials Teacher

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 12/31/2019

Location: Online Only

In this online course, we will explore current issues and trends relevant to the 21st century along with various technology resources. While the use of technology will actively engage your students, you need to utilize the right resources to achieve the intended outcomes. A primary focus will be to engage all learners in classroom activities and meet them at their particular technology level. We will use the ISTE Standards for Educators as a road map and explore their online community for support and communication. Using Teachers First as a resource, educators will learn how to effectively integrate technology into the curriculum through hands-on projects, collaboration tools and journal articles. We will discuss hands-on science and math lessons, writing websites, reading resources and social studies projects and create student tasks cards for the classroom. At the end of the course, you will have an online presentation tool (Buncee) and other strategies you need to engage both parents and students in this technology journey. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

33. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 11/26/2019

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Register for individual Elementary Math PLC sessions on October29, November 26, January 28, February 25, or March 31. There will be a Snow date on April 28 if needed .

34. Using Google Forms for Data Collection and Quizzes

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

Audience: All

Dates: 12/2/2019

In this professional learning workshop you will learn how to create a Google Form, utilize the various question types available. Learn how to validate responses and use add-ons. Learn how to turn your form into a self-grading quiz and the various ways to distribute the form. (Chromebooks or Laptops)

35. How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture - 3 Credits

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

Dates: 12/2/2019 to 1/31/2020

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How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture - 3 Credits Based upon the book You Win the Locker Room First by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith, participants will learn and apply the "7 C's" to transform classrooms into positive, engaging environments. In line with an educator's mission to educate the whole child, participants will develop strategies to teach students how to: become better communicators, be more empathetic, and become better citizens. As classroom/school leaders, educators will learn ways to connect with students on a whole new level; making classroom cultures nurturing and engaging. Required Readings: "You Win the Locker Room First", by Gordon and Smith (2015). Formerly CMSV-CEGE 590-R01.

36. Holiday Party

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton (Nanuet, NY) [map]

Dates: 12/3/2019

Join us for an end-of-the-year celebration filled with fun, laughter and shopping. Enjoy a 3-course lunch at DoubleTree by Hilto, 425 E. Route 59, Nanuet. 3-course menu TBD. NO NEED TO CHOOSE AHEAD OF TIME. If you have dietary restrictions, please let me know ahead of time. Partake in the celebration and enjoy shopping with our vendors. Once again, we will adopt a family and supply them with all their immediate needs. Details TBA. We request that you send a separate tax deductible check for a suggested amount of $20, but any amount will be appreciated. So join us and bring your friends - you are guaranteed to have fun. Tuesday, December 3 @ 12 pm, $46/56 nonmember. Registration deadline is November 15.

37. Vaping - What is Behind the Cloud

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

Dates: 12/3/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

Learn about the risks and harms of vaping among teens. We will discuss the chemicals in vaping products, the effects on the developing adolescent brain, and laws and regulations. You will also have the opportunity to see firsthand the most popular vaping devices so you will be able to identify them. Handouts will be provided.

38. Mental Health Education Law

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

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, School Support Staff, nurses

Dates: 12/5/2019

Location: Building 10 PDC

In October 2016, MHANYS, Mental Health Association of NYS, published "Mental Health Education in New York Schools"outlining legislative history and intent, and recommendations for implementing the law including content that should be included when schools are developing curriculum. The Mental Health Law training gives a brief overview of the law, as well as briefly talks about social/emotional learning, self care and recovery from Mental Illness. This training is sponsored by Rockland Teachers' Center in conjunction with the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

39. Online:Home Language and Literacy Development of ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 12/9/2019 to 12/12/2019

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will explore the importance of home language on literacy development and learn how to foster this language. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

40. National Board Certification Support Cohort

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

Audience: National Board Candidates

Dates: 12/9/2019 to 3/16/2020

This 15-hour course will provide support to new and renewal National Board Certification candidates in the 2019-2020 school year. During our sessions, we will unpack the National Board Standards, the Five Core Propositions of the National Board, and work to facilitate the submission of the National Board Components. It will cover the Foundations of the National Board process, preparation for Component One (the exam), building Component 2 (Differentiation for Students), Component 3 (Creating a Fair and Equitable Environment -- the video component), and Component 4 (Identifying and Addressing a Student Need and A Professional Need). We will outline and teach how to approach the forms, written commentary and reflective pieces in each component. Feedback will be provided on written responses, and peer collaboration will be incorporated to engage the cohort in a rich environment of professional collegiality and pedagogical development. Participants must attend all sessions and complete the evaluation in MyLearningPlan to complete the course. A separate writing institute is recommended for candidates in the Spring.

41. Introduction to Google Drawing

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

Audience: All

Dates: 12/10/2019

In this professional learning workshop you will learn how to use Google Drawing. Use features like Explore, Image Control, layering, and various other features to create an image. Google Drawing is a powerful tool that can be used to create a variety of things including: infographics, graphic organizers, creative pictures, and memes to name a few. (Chromebooks or Laptops)

42. Swivel Training

Audience: All

Dates: 12/10/2019

Location: Professional Development Room

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In this 2-hour training workshop, you will learn how to use this recording tool that swivels an iPad or smartphone camera to follow you throughout the classroom. We will be using special markers to hear students in discussion groups. At the end of the workshop, you will have an opportunity to evaluate your practice for self reflection. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center and NYSUT.

43. Canoli, Latkes and Guilt at Bergen PAC

Location: Bergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ) [map]

Dates: 12/11/2019

Steve Solomon is the author and star of the critically acclaimed show My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy. He's back with Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!" The Therapy Continues, Steve's newest project. Prepare to laugh, prepare to cry, and prepare to spend a wonderful side-splitting evening with Steve and his wacky family and friends. Wednesday, December 11 at 8:00 pm at Bergen PAC,30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631. Front mezz tickets are $39. We must have 10 people to run this show. Please register by November 1st.

44. Creating and Sustaining Enduring Principles and Educational Values in Schools and Classrooms - 3 Credits

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

Dates: 12/12/2019 to 1/31/2020

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In his inaugural address in January 2009, President Obama talked about the "price and promise of citizenship." In this course, participants will develop lessons, skills and strategies to engage their students in a democratic learning process. Participants will lead their students to deeper understandings of the values of democratic principles set forth by our president; "hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism." Participants will think deeply about American schools and the purpose of education. While we consider larger societal issues, the instructor will facilitate applications from theories and wider issues that participants can utilize directly in their respective classrooms. This class is a call to action; to make our children not only better students, but better citizens. Required Readings: "Beyond Discipline", by Kohn, Aflie (2006); "The Pact", by Davis, Jenkins, & Hunt (2002). Formerly CMSV-CEGE 507-R01.

45. Holiday DooWop Vol II at Bergen PAC

Location: Bergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ) [map]

Dates: 12/14/2019

Celebrate the holidays in classic style when LAR Enterprises presents Holiday Doo Wop Vol. II featuring Lou Christie ("Lightning Strikes"), Jimmy Gallagher & The Passions ("Just to Be With You"), The Capris ("There's a Moon Out Tonight"), The Happenings ("See You in September"), Belmont Ave - A Tribute to Dion. Center mezz tickets are $59. Saturday, December 14 at 7 PM. Bergen PAC, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ. Registration deadline is August 20th. THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE TO RUN.

46. Online: Strengthening Home/School Communication

Audience: All

Dates: 12/16/2019 to 12/19/2019

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will learn how to build home language connections to increase second language acquisition. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

47. Book Club 12/18/19 AT KING'S DAUGHTERS LIBRARY

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

Dates: 12/18/2019

This month's selection is One Day In December by Josie Silver. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, December 18 at 10:30 at the King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9516 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE FOR THIS BOOK CLUB.

48. Create Interactive Digital Graphic Organizers & Worksheets

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

Audience: All

Dates: 12/18/2019

During this professional learning opportunity you will learn to utilize Google Slides in a unique way. Utilizing the Master View in Slides, you will create graphic organizers and interactive worksheets that you can distribute electronically to your students. Chromebooks or Laptops

49. Online: Co-Teaching (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 1/3/2020 to 2/7/2020

Location: Online Only

In this online course, participants will explore various tools to create an effective co-teaching learning environment, examine and comment on case studies and implement strategies to enhance student learning. We will share ideas on how co-teaching can improve program intensity and increase instructional options. At the conclusion of this class, you will have customized lesson plans that will provide a successful classroom environment for all students. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

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

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/10/2020

Location: Online only

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

51. Online: Strategies for Teaching ELLs

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/6/2020

Location: Online Only

This 5 week online course, which will run through Google Classroom, is designed to prepare educators to teach English Language students using a variety of strategies. This course will include learning how to evaluate authentic ENL materials based on guidelines such as: culturally responsiveness, age-appropriateness, linguistic accessibility, diverse adaptations and learning English Language strategy games that increase language acquisition. Participants with explore the benefits of these ENL strategy games and learn how to adapt and integrate them into their personal teaching or classroom lessons. In addition, participants will explore strategies that include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension, the importance of vocabulary instruction, and how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course.
This online course is the required first course for the MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION and can be taken for CTLE. Two part registration: Register with RTCI MyLearningPlan first and then apply to Concordia College online. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Through sociological and historical analyses of education and schooling, students are challenged to compare and contrast educational systems across time and place, examine the role of schooling for political and social purposes, identify pertinent issues within the field, and investigate potential for learning outside of traditional classrooms. In exploring the field through multiple perspectives, students are ultimately positioned to question and analyze their own approaches towards the field. Course is accessible 24/7. Course dates are the beginning and end date.

53. 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: 1/10/2020 to 2/14/2020

Location: Online Only

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

54. Online: Teaching the Exceptional Child: An Introduction to Special Education(Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 1/10/2020 to 2/14/2020

Location: Online only

This online course is designed for all teachers in the general education setting (K-12) who wish to gain an overview of the special education process. Teaching the Exceptional Child: An Introduction to Special Education was developed with the general education teacher in mind who is looking for an understanding of how to best support the varied learning abilities in one classroom. By the end of this course, participants will be able to navigate through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), understand their role in a Committee of Special Education (CSE) meeting, describe the history of Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), identify and dive deeply into the 13 classifications of disabilities, all while collaboratively evaluating scenarios to best educate the exceptional child. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

55. Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior - SRP Seminar

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

Audience: School related professionals, TAs

Dates: 1/14/2020

Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, such as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection, cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT and made possible through funding from the New York State Department of Labor. A minimum of 15 is required.

56. How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) using Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices - A CRC Model

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

Dates: 1/23/2020 to 5/21/2020

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This 30 hour course, created by Creative Response to Conflict, includes a 15 hours of training followed by 15 hours participating in a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The course will introduce participants to SEL, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Practices; the PLC is designed to facilitate sharing of best practices for implementation of the skills and concepts learned in the 15 hour training. Educators will explore the 3 SEL competencies and how to effectively integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) into academic subject areas with sample lessons. Participants will learn key conflict resolution skills, including escalation and de-escalation, win-win, open questions, paraphrasing, active listening and I-messages. At the end of the course, participants will have the requisite skills to create a more welcoming school environment and a more effective model for managing discipline issues. This course is offered for CTLE or PD only. This course is open to staff from East Ramapo, Newburgh, and North Rockland per the NOVO grant awarded to Creative Response to Conflict.

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

Audience: K-12 Teachers, All Content Area

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 2/14/2020

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This online course is open to all and offered at no cost to our consortium members. In this introductory class, we will discuss the social, cognitive, health related and stress-related challenges that economically disadvantaged kids face every day and why there is such a stark disparity in academic achievement between low socioeconomic status students and well-off students. It is designed for teachers who want to learn more about becoming a change agent for students who experience poverty. Throughout the course, we will be using Eric Jensen's book, Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, to explore ways to improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of poverty, stress, trauma and best practices to help your students overcome these adversities. WE WILL PURCHASE SUFFICIENT COPIES OF THE ERIC JENSEN BOOK FOR EACH PARTICIPANT BUT IT MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE CENTER PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CLASS. This summer, the Teacher Center hopes to offer a 30 hour course as a follow up to this class. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

58. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 1/28/2020

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Register for individual Elementary Math PLC sessions on October29, November 26, January 28, February 25, or March 31. There will be a Snow date on April 28 if needed .

59. Online: Character Education (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/3/2020 to 3/6/2020

Location: Online Only

In this online course, participants will learn how character education provides guidance for youth to understand their abilities, to strive to reach their fullest potential, to care for others and will cultivate positive self-development. You will also explore ways you can foster this development in your classroom or school community. School can encourage this development in and out of the classroom by focusing on intellectual, social, emotional, and ethical character in students. At the conclusion of this course you will design a plan to implement a character development program that focuses on the needs of your students so they have the optimal chance at success. PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

60. Swivel Training

Audience: All

Dates: 2/12/2020

Location: Room TBA

New
In this 2-hour training workshop, you will learn how to use this recording tool that swivels an iPad or smartphone camera to follow you throughout the classroom. We will be using special markers to hear students in discussion groups. At the end of the workshop, you will have an opportunity to evaluate your practice for self reflection. This training is sponsored by the Lower Hudson Teacher Center and NYSUT.

61. Online: Bringing More Formative Assessment Into Your Classroom (Offered by the Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/24/2020 to 3/30/2020

Location: Online only

A teacher's use of formative assessment techniques is essential in ensuring that students are meeting the learning targets for a unit. Incorporating this type of assessment into your daily lessons provides you with evidence that will help guide instruction Formative assessment is nothing new - our teachers were administering formative assessments to us when we were in school many years ago. In today's digital world, we are lucky to have so many more tools to assist us in our formative assessments. Teachers in the class will review the research on formative assessment as well as explore dozens of instructional tools that can be used for formative assessments. Teachers will leave this course with concrete and easy to use examples for embedding more formative assessments into their lessons . PLEASE NOTE: THE INSTITUTE CANNOT REFUND A PARTICIPANT ONCE THE CLASS HAS COMMENCED.

62. Online: Teaching Tools to Support English Learners

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/24/2020 to 4/2/2020

Location: Online Only

This 5 week online course will run through Google Classroom. During this experience, participants will explore a variety of teaching tools that will support ENL learners in unique ways. During this course participants will explore tools such as EdPuzzle, Amazon Echo, Google Drawings and much more! While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your course completion time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course.

63. Online Teaching Mastery: The Power of You!

Location: Online (online, ny) - Online Only

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/25/2020 to 4/8/2020

Location: Online Only

Teaching Mastery: The Power of You! is a 15 hour online course designed to guide you to become a more powerful and effective classroom teacher. You'll develop a presence that students trust, one that motivates and inspires them to own their own learning, and live into their full potential. It's by recognizing your unique teaching dispositions and cultivating your own personal power, the power of you, that you become the true leader of your tribe and create classrooms that are successful academically, rich in humanity, and filled with curiosity and discovery. This course was previously named Evolving as an Educator. Dates listed are start/end dates.

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

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/25/2020 to 4/8/2020

Location: Online Only

In this 15 hour online course,participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative, and practical strategies for program implementation. At the end of this course, participants will have the tools they need to help their students: develop a mindset using integrity and ethics as a framework for social, emotional and academic growth; navigate through life's challenges in a positive and constructive manner by cultivating a passionate mindset that utilizes zest and optimism; and understand the importance and inter-relatedness of passion, patience, persistence and perseverance in developing a growth mind-set. These efforts will bring about systemic change and contribute to creating a resilient and compassionate school community. "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi. This course is in alignment with the NYS SAFE SCHOOL goals and benchmarks.

65. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 2/25/2020

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Register for individual Elementary Math PLC sessions on October29, November 26, January 28, February 25, or March 31. There will be a Snow date on April 28 if needed .

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

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

Dates: 2/28/2020 to 4/3/2020

Location: Online Only

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

67. Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment - SRP Seminar

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

Audience: School related professionals, TAs

Dates: 3/3/2020

This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. A minimum of 15 is required.
This online course is required for the MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION and can be taken for CTLE. Two part registration: Register with RTCI MyLearningPlan first and apply to Concordia College online. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Students examine the stakeholders (including the United Nations, World Bank, and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) that work to improve education on a global level - their goals, approaches in reaching them, and results. Students also examine the nature and purpose of international exams (including the Program for International Assessment and Trends in Mathematics and Science Study), as well as national results and their implications. Through this, students are positioned to analyze education on a global scale and as a global phenomenon. Course is accessible 24/7.Course dates are the beginning and end date.

69. Proactively Confronting Trauma in the Classroom and Other Learning Spaces - SRP

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

Audience: School related professionals, TAs

Dates: 3/24/2020

Students are affected by their experiences and impacted by the situations and events that they witness. Exposure to trauma and traumatic events often create social, emotional and behavioral problems that can hinder academic progress. This seminar will provide School-Related Professionals (SRPs) with an understanding of how trauma affects students and offer an opportunity to develop strategies to support and promote school wide success. This seminar is offered through a collaboration with NYSUT ELT.

70. Elementary Math PLC

Audience: K-5 Math Educators

Dates: 3/31/2020

The Elementary Math PLC is designed to connect elementary math educators in the region offering them a place to meet, explore content and current trends in K-5 mathematics, discuss best practices and celebrate success stories. Sessions will focus on the commonality of math instruction from grades K-5 with an emphasis on using visual models, common vocabulary, hands-on activities and new technology to support learning. This collaborative effort will provide avenue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. The Elementary Math PLC is hosted by R.P. Connor Elementary School, Suffern Central School District. Register for individual Elementary Math PLC sessions on October29, November 26, January 28, February 25, or March 31. There will be a Snow date on April 28 if needed .

71. Online: Using Cognates with English Language Learners

Audience: All

Dates: 4/20/2020 to 4/23/2020

Location: Online Only

A word is cognate with another if both are derived from the same word in another language. During this online course experience, participants will explore how the use of cognates support English Language Learning and how to explore the effect of false cognates. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this 15 hour online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts.This course is in alignment with the NYS SAFE SCHOOL goals and benchmarks.Course dates are the beginning and end date.

73. Plaza Suite on B'wy W/ Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker

Location: Hudson Theater (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 4/26/2020

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"Neil Simon will once more set the town laughing."½ - The New York Times. Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker will return to Broadway in the first-ever New York revival of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey. Hudson Theater (141 W. 44 St.), in the heart of Broadway, is a brand new theater that has an ELEVATOR. Sunday, April 26th at 3:00. Front mezz center tickets are $139/149 nonmembers. TICKETS MUST BE PAID FOR BY OCTOBER 29TH.

74. Online: Using Flipgrid with ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 4/27/2020 to 4/30/2020

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will explore the FREE online tool Flipgrid. Using the Flipgrid, you can connect your learners to the learning and to each other, helping to ensure engagement and reflection. English Language Learners (ELL) will experience opportunities to develop their language and practice language mastery. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. While there are suggested timelines for work completion, this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions so you may plan your time accordingly. All work is due by the end of the last day of the course. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Participants print their own CTLE certificate. After the following has been completed, 1. The course officially ends: 2. MLP Evaluation is completed 3. Attendance is confirmed by instructor: 4. Once the MLP admin marks the course complete, participants will be able print their CTLE certificate. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

75. Living History: The Battle of Gettysburg (Co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation)

Audience: Elementary and secondary teachers in all disciplines

Dates: 5/1/2020 to 5/3/2020

Location: Gettysburg Pennsylvania

This 15 hour course will use a multi-media and experiential approach to the American Civil War. If you are tired of 2 x 4 teaching (the two covers of a book and the four walls of a classroom) then this Living History approach is for you. Using the actual battlefield at Gettysburg as a learning laboratory, with one evening held locally at The Hudson River Teacher Center and one weekend held at Gettysburg, participants will time-travel back to the Civil War. A horseback ride across parts of the battlefield led by a fully uniformed cavalryman is only one of the unique experiences planned. This course includes period dress, music, politics, art, weapons, and the life of a Civil War soldier. Cabins will be provided for all participants at the Artillery Ridge Campgrounds in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for all overnight accommodations. The course takes into account Enduring Issues such as Conflict, Power, Cooperation, Ideas and Beliefs and Environmental Impact. It also applies to English Language Arts and includes document-based research. Elementary and secondary teachers in all disciplines will find this course useful in cross-curriculum projects

76. Online:The Best Apps & Extensions that Benefit ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 5/4/2020 to 5/7/2020

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will explore the best apps and extensions to use with ELL students. These apps and extensions will allow you to add a new dimension to your teaching and will allow students to continue to enhance and reinforce their academic skills outside of "traditional"½ classroom instruction. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. Since this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, 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. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

77. Online: Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 5/11/2020 to 5/14/2020

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will explore teaching strategies using The SIOP Model ® for Mathematics K-12. Specific tasks and examples will be included to provide practice and application of key concepts and academic language for ELLs. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. Since this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, 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. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

78. Online: Strategies for Teaching Social Studies to ELLs

Audience: All

Dates: 5/18/2020 to 5/21/2020

Location: Online Only

During this online course experience, participants will explore teaching strategies using The SIOP Model ® for Mathematics K-12. Specific tasks and examples will be included to provide practice and application of key concepts and academic language for ELLs. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours and will run through Google Classroom. Please note that there are suggested timelines for work completion. Since this course does NOT require any synchronous sessions, 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. Please note that initial class information, including your new RTC gmail, will be sent to the email you have registered on Frontline MLP.

79. "Tina" on Broadway

Location: Lunt Fontanne Theatre (NY, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/3/2020

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Tina follows Tina Turner from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global queen of rock 'n' roll. Born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939, Turner rose to fame in the 1960s alongside her then husband Ike. The Queen of Rock n' Roll has sold 180 million records worldwide and been honored with 11 Grammy Awards. Lunt-Fontanne Theater, 205 W. 46 St. Wednesday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm. CENTER front mezz tickets are $153. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 19th.