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1. Akshardham Arts & Cultural Center & Princeton Museum of Art

Location: Nanuet Mall (Nanuet, NY)

Dates: 7/25/2017

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SPECIAL: SIGN UP BY JUNE 29TH AND SAVE $5. Hop on the bus as we make our way to our first stop, Akshardham. This Hindu temple boasts an intricately carved marble facade spanning over 11,00 square feet. Take a guided tour of the magnificent interior and then observe a short worship service. Q&A's are welcome. A WRAP WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU IF YOU ARE SLEEVELESS OR WEARING SHORTS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO REMOVE YOUR SHOES ONCE YOU ARE INSIDE. IF, FOR MEDICAL REASONS, YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO SO, PLEASE BRING SHOE COVERS OR PURCHASE THEM AT THE TEMPLE FOR $2. From there, travel to Princeton where we'll lunch at the charming Nassau Inn. Following lunch, enjoy a highlights tour of the exhibits with emphasis on American Art. Tuesday, July 25. Meet at The Shops at Nanuet, Upper level in back by the Macy's entrance. Panorama bus will depart 8:00 promptly and will return at about 5:30. Fee of $115/125 nonmember includes bus, lunch and 2 guided tours. Registration MUST BE COMPLETE by July 12th.

2. Google Sites

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

Dates: 7/25/2017

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During this professional learning opportunity, participants will explore the various features and practical classroom use of the NEW Google Sites. This session is for anyone looking for support with the NEW Google Sites including: creating pages, adding file attachments, inserting information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube), editing pages, collaborative site work and publishing the site.

3. Tech Tools Software

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

Dates: 7/26/2017

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During this professional learning opportunity, participants will explore the various technology tools and software available to enhance their curriculum. We will discuss, observe, and explore a variety of tech tools and the ways in which they could be utilized.

4. Using PowToon to Create a Video

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

Dates: 7/27/2017

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Come learn how to use PowToon to create and publish animated videos. Bring your lessons to life by creating a Powtoon! Bring a touch of “awesomeness” to your classroom to teach in an engaging, memorable and impactful way.

5. Evaluating Resources for ELLs

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 7/31/2017

During this online course experience, participants will learn how to evaluate authentic ENL materials based on guidelines such as: culturally responsiveness, age-appropriateness, linguistic accessibility, and diverse adaptations. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course.

6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Art as Text across the Disciplines

Audience: Middle through high school teachers, any discipline

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/10/2017


Motivate your students by introducing visual artworks into your curriculum. Through object-based, inquiry learning integrate content presented in diverse visual formats through close readings of artworks. This course will highlight those skills required to understand and work with the visual arts as alternative informational texts; and primary source objects. Learn to develop lessons with art pieces that support the ELA, Social Studies and Art standards and focus specifically on determining central ideas, supporting inferences and analyses with textual details.The course culminates with each participant creating an image based lesson plan for their specific teaching discipline. The lesson plan must be submitted through Google Classroom by Thursday, August 10.

Participants will meet at two Rockland county art institutions, Edward Hopper House and Rockland Center for the Arts, to observe and interact with both historical and contemporary art. Hands-on components will be integrated into the course for you to bring back to the classroom and integrate into your lessons. Please bring a hand held mobile device- smartphone, iPad or laptop.

This 15 hour includes 12 contact hours and 3 independent hours.

Aug 1 and 2 Location: Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960 Aug 3 Location: Rockland Center for the Arts. 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994

Materials fee for hands-on art project: $20 per person. Make check out to Rockland Center for the Arts and bring to first session.

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

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

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/31/2017

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

8. Jump Start National Board Certification - Foundations & Component 3 #RTC45

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

Audience: National Board Certification candidates - any subject area including librarians and guidance counselors

Dates: 8/2/2017

Location: PDC Building 10


JumpStart helps candidates get started on the National Board Certification process and is provided in the summer so that new candidates may literally get a Jump Start on the process. This one day Jump Start training will provide an overview of what needs to be accomplished throughout the National Board process and introduce component 3.

AM: Foundations to National Board Certification offers an overview of the National Board Certification process and strategies to navigate the process. Facilitators will unfold the directions, the standards and the 5 core propositions.

PM: Introduction to Component 3

Bring a printed copy of your instructions for your area of certification area along with the standards. Participants must attend the full day session.

This trainings will be co-facilitated by Ann Hovis- Williams NBCT and Linnea Engles NBCT.

Lunch provided by Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network.

A minimum of 10 is required for the course to run.

9. Teens and Technology

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 8/2/2017 to 9/13/2017

Teens love instagram and snapchat, and iPhones are requisite technology. This technology has changed the way that teens learn and interact. Teens listen in sound bytes and can access virtually any fact simply by thinking about the 'right' descriptors. How can educators communicate information to today's teens in a way that's engaging for them and not overwhelming for us? Interactions on Facebook or through Skype have also replaced hanging out after school, and creating an online persona provides teens with a new means of exploring their identity. While these sites broaden teens' social horizons, they may also thrust them into social situations beyond their maturity level. How do we help teens navigate these technologies?
In this online course, we will explore teen's dependence on technology from a developmental perspective, focusing on how teens attend to and process information and why interacting in a virtual space is likely to be so attractive to them.We will explore ways of incorporating technology into the classroom in a reasonable and informed way, as well as how to communicate guidelines for safe and appropriate use.
15 hours - CTLE, in-service or professional learning

10. Using ENL Strategy Games to Increase Language Acquisitions

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 8/7/2017

During this online course experience, participants will learn English language strategy games that increase language acquisition. Participants with explore the benefits of these ENL strategy games and learn how to adapt in their personal teaching or classroom. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course.

11. CEGE 569-R01/Social Problems and Education

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

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/30/2017

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.

12. Little Bits for Teachers

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

Dates: 8/8/2017

Do you want to incorporate STEAM into your classroom? Attend this professional learning opportunity and experience how Little Bits can be used in the classroom. After being trained, you will have the opportunity to sign up and borrow the Rockland Teachers' Center class set of LittleBits. LittleBits can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be. Teach problem-solving, systems, basic electronics, and logic using the provided components.

13. Utilizing Google Classroom

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

Dates: 8/9/2017

During this professional learning opportunity, participants will explore the various features and practical classroom use of Google Classroom. They will also explore Classroom’s new features and the connections to other EdTech tools. This session is for anyone looking for support with Classroom which was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.

14. EDPuzzle for Interactive Videos

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

Dates: 8/10/2017

Participants will learn to use EdPuzzle to generate interactive lessons from existing videos or screencasts. Participants should bring headphones or earbuds to this session. It is recommended that you have a selection of videos related to your curriculum either in your Google Drive or available on YouTube to work with. EdPuzzle will allow you to annotate, embed and post questions directly in the video so students will interact with the video not just passively watch it.

15. Syncopation at Penguin Rep Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 8/11/2017

This romantic comedy by the author of "The man Who Was Peter Pan", which was the basis of the film and Broadway musical "Finding Peter Pan", is set in NY in 1911, when the Lower East Side teemed with poverty and possibility. An unlikely couple, a 38-year-old Jewish butcher and a young Italian garment worker take dance lessons in a 6th floor walkup and dream of a better life. Friday, August 11 at 2:00 pm, $29. Please register by Wednesday, July 12th.
During this online course experience, participants will learn how SIOP lesson planning differs from mainstream classroom planning through exploring the SIOP PLanning templates and resources. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course.

17. CLEP

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 8/15/2017

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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

18. Book Club 8/16/17

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

Dates: 8/16/2017

This month's selection is The Dressmaker's War by mary Chanberlain. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, August 16th at 10:30 am at King's Daughters Library, Garnerville, NY. Call 845.553.9298 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY.

19. Working with Gifted and Talented ELLs

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 8/21/2017

During this online course experience, participants will learn how to identify and work with gifted and talented ELLs. They will explore resources to assist these students in learning and resources to enhance teaching. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course

20. National Boards Candidate Support, 2017-2018 Cohort

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

Dates: 8/21/2017 to 4/23/2018

Location: Building 10 Professional Development Center


This course is designed to support new National Board candidates (2017-2018 cohort) as they work to complete this highly reflective and professionally enriching process. The program will be facilitated by Nationally Board Certified teacher Annie Hovis-Williams. While participation in cohort support sessions is not mandatory to receive National Board Certification, it is highly recommended. Each three-hour session will unpack the components, provide guidance regarding submissions, and reserve workshop time for candidates to work on the four components of the National Board process.

To receive full credit for the course, participants are expected to attend each session for the full-length of time and participate in all workshops.

snow dates, only to be used as needed: 3/5, 4/9, 4/30

Participants must also register directly with the National Board and pay the initial fees ($75 registration fee and $475 for one component). Participants may apply for the Albert Shanker Grant Program to help defray the costs of other NBC components.

21. Membership Meeting Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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

Dates: 8/22/2017

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10:00. Our speaker will be Senator David Carlucci who will inform us about current legislation that were passed and about important initiatives relating to seniors. THIS WILL NOT BE A POLITICAL MEETING. Q&A will follow. Please remember to bring one nonperishable food item to be donated to People to People. We will need a volunteer to drop off the food at People to People.

22. ENL Strategies that Work

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 8/28/2017

During this online course experience, participants will explore and learn best practices for working with ELLs. These strategies will include technology tools and strategies to enhance English articulation and comprehension. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course

23. Membership from 9/1/17 through 8/31/18

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

Dates: 9/1/2017

Membership for one year ending August 31, 2018. Membership cannot be prorated. $40 for the year. You may sign up starting in June and your membership will be covered through August 31, 2018.
This online introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. 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.

25. EDU 5550/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

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. This course is for fully matriculated students only.

26. EED 755-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulities B-6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

Under supervision in a clinically-rich setting, each candidate assesses, designs an intervention plan, and adjusts instruction based on progress monitoring data for a child in grades K-6 with literacy difficulties. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

27. EED 756-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulities 5-12

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

Under supervision in a clinically-rich setting, each candidate assesses, designs an intervention plan, and adjusts instruction based on progress monitoring data for a child in grades 5-12 with literacy difficulties. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

28. EDU 5085.01/Instructional Strategies for Special Education-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

This on campus course will provide multiple strategies and approaches for use with students with ELN as well as ELLs. The readings and discussions will center on topics such as creating an environment for success, differentiated instructional techniques, multiple intelligences, modifications and accommodations, working effectively with students from diverse linguistic and cultural milieus, and new approaches in the implementation of Inclusion and RTI. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. 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 and fees will be incurred for graduate credits.

29. EED 759-95/Workshop in Action Research for Literacy Leaders

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/5/2017 to 12/12/2017

Candidates develop a critical stance toward historically shared knowledge in literacy education. Candidates learn about the critical role of action research in professional learning communities and develop an action research project for their capstone clinical experience. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

30. EDU 5000.01/Foundations of Education

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/6/2017 to 12/13/2017

This introductory course provides an overview of the field of American education. It investigates major issues, which have affected learning and teaching in the U.S. Through active class involvement, the learning/teaching dyad, its social, political, economic antecedents and possible consequences are analyzed. Field experience required. 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.

31. EED 565-95/Content Area Literacy 1-6

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

Dates: 9/6/2017 to 12/13/2017

Explores the theories, methods, and materials necessary for successful integration of all language arts with content area subject matter for the B-6 learner in a clinically-rich format. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

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

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 12/14/2017

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.

33. CEGE 508-R01/Teaching and the Change Process

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

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 11/2/2017

Teaching is change; learning is change. Merriam-Webster.com defines change as “to give a different position, course or direction to” and “to make different in some particular manner.” Learning is the ability to “solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate well.” (Gagnon & Collay, 2006) Teachers, then, facilitate learning experiences by teaching students to think innovatively about change and the problem solving process. Each minute, period, day, month and year, teachers are required to create and sustain changes in their students and their teaching. This change is manifested in such educational terms as curriculum mapping, formative assessment, response to intervention (RTI) and differentiated instruction. In this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to facilitate change in their teaching and in student learning. Participants will learn how to: identify challenges, develop ownership, write SMART goals, craft plans/lessons, facilitate student “buy-in”, and formatively assess student work. This change process will not only assist teachers in developing a “Habit of Mind” but impact student learning in their classrooms in real time. Participants will be expected to apply and reflect upon course material on a weekly basis through on-line correspondence and ongoing communication with other course participants. *Final projects will be due online by Nov. 2, 2017. 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. EDU 5005.01/Literature for Adolescents

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/7/2017 to 12/14/2017

On campus course. This course is designed to introduce students to literature commonly taught in middle and high school classes. The readings will give students an opportunity to explore works that speak to the developmental and psychological needs of young adults. Through recent publications as well as classics of literature, we will examine the history of young adult literature and the social and literary movements that have influenced it. Because they depict conditions and experiences familiar to middle and high school students, these works are frequently included in the secondary school teaching canon. The readings are selected to be representative of genre and theme and reflective of reading levels from 6th grade through 12th. Most importantly, students will develop criteria for selecting literature for the classroom and become actively involved in creating strategies for effective instruction. 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.

35. EDA 784-95/Curriculum Development for Administrators

Location: George F. Baker High School (Tuxedo Park, NY)

Dates: 9/9/2017 to 10/21/2017

This course examines the foundations, principles, and issues in curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of the structure and content of curriculum, effectiveness of the delivery systems, and on development and alignment of the curriculum. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

36. EDU 5085.02/Instructional Strategies for Special Education-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

This on campus course will provide multiple strategies and approaches for use with students with ELN as well as ELLs. The readings and discussions will center on topics such as creating an environment for success, differentiated instructional techniques, multiple intelligences, modifications and accommodations, working effectively with students from diverse linguistic and cultural milieus, and new approaches in the implementation of Inclusion and RTI. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. 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 and fees will be incurred for graduate credits.

37. EDU 5307.01/Observing, Assessing and Understanding Child Development: Birth to Grade 2

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

Investigate formal and informal methods of assessing student's learning including observational techniques; and evaluate one146s own instructional practice. Develop Skill in using information gathered through observation and assessment to plan and modify instruction. Field experience required. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. 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 and fees will be incurred for graduate credits. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

38. EDU 5108.03/Childhood Science

Location: James A. Farley Elementary School (Stony Point, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 11/13/2017

This 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.

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

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

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.

40. EDU 5013.01/Math for the Learning Disabled Student-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

This on campus course is for both regular and special educators, and will explore topics in understanding the nature of math disabilities, construction and administering assessment instruments, developing instructional strategies and materials, evaluating the results of instruction, and managing the classroom. (Special Ed Course). Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course. 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 and fees will be incurred for graduate credits.

41. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

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. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

42. CEGE 532-R01/The Power of Formative Assessment

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

Dates: 9/12/2017 to 11/21/2017

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. The online work and correspondence will be completed on the class wiki page. The link for the course is drgillwiki.wikispaces.com. This portion of the course requires posting on a discussion board. Participants will work towards a final project, creating interconnected lessons and reflections aimed at improving student learning. Participants will provide repository of classroom documents aligned with NYS Learning Standards. 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.

43. EDU 5130.04/Classroom Management for Special Education

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

Dates: 9/13/2017 to 11/8/2017

The focus of this course is a theoretical and practical approach to classroom management. Major theories will be examined along with an analysis of the impact of school and student culture on classroom learning and interactions. The organization of the classroom environment will be explored with a focus on how the environment meets the needs of diverse learners. School interventions discussed will include Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS), Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). Methods and techniques of effective classroom management will be explored through readings, writing, presentations and small group work. Requires 14 hours of observations. 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.

44. EDU 5083.05/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 11/16/2017

This course examines the construction, use, and interpretation of clinical and educational measurements used to assess learning. The course familiarizes students with the foundations of multidisciplinary assessment used to determine eligibility for special education services. Basic descriptive statistics, prescriptive teaching and the diagnostic-remediation process are examined with emphasis on individual assessment. Components of functional assessment, alternate assessments, and classroom assessment are incorporated. Required Textbook: “Assessment in Special Education: A Practical Approach”, 4th ed., by Pierangelo, R. & Giuliani, G., 2009, Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Requires 15 hours observation. 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 as to availability. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

45. EDU 5032.02/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 9/23/2017 to 10/28/2017

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. Additional college tuition and fees will be incurred. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

46. Elementary Math Professional Learning Community (PLC) RTC463

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

Audience: K-5

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 4/24/2018

Location: R.P. Connor Library

Elementary Math Professional Learning Community (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 a venue for rich math discussions and shared ideas. 15 hour Elementary Math PLC is FREE and approved for CTLE.

47. 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 Reps

Dates: 9/27/2017

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: TBA

48. Cultural Arts Coordinator Moodle 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 Reps

Dates: 10/3/2017

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

The STAR Cultural Arts moodle training will include an overview of the moodle, how to use it and the resources it offers. Network with other cultural arts coordinators and learn about programming in their schools.
This online course will allow educators and support staff the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic (SEAL) needs of students. Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. Grade Level K-12. 15 hours CTLE, inservice, or professional learning. This course is available for Social Work CEUs. An additional charge of $25 applies to be paid by check to Rockland BOCES.

50. CEGE 507-R01/Creating and Sustaining Enduring Principles and Educational Values in Schools and Classrooms

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

Dates: 10/5/2017 to 11/30/2017

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. *Final projects will be due online by Nov. 30, 2017. 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.

51. EDA 789-95/The Superintendency

Location: George F. Baker High School (Tuxedo Park, NY)

Dates: 10/14/2017 to 11/11/2017

This course examines the roles and responsibilities of a superintendent of schools. There will be additional emphasis on the tasks and problems faced by superintendents in an ever-changing luralistic society. Attention will also be given to the superintendency in New York State. The American Association of School Administrator's Professional Standards for the Superintendency will serve as a basis for this course. This course is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

52. CEGE 597-R01/Taking a Constructivist Approach to Teaching

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

Dates: 10/26/2017 to 12/21/2017

Participants will develop a thorough understanding of instructional strategies that meet the needs of all learners. Participants will work collaboratively to develop strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." This quote from Carol Ann Tomlinson will serve as a guiding principal of the course. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of all students. Specifically, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Participants will develop the "big ideas" associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction), and product (assessment). *Final projects will be due online by Dec. 21, 2017. 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.
Participants will develop a thorough understanding of instructional strategies that meet the needs of all learners. Participants will work collaboratively to develop strategies "to reach out to individual learners at their varied points of readiness, interest, and learning preference." This quote from Carol Ann Tomlinson will serve as a guiding principal of the course. Course participants will develop curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of all students. Specifically, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction in the classroom. Participants will develop the "big ideas" associated with curriculum designs. Then, participants will analyze and apply methods of differentiating products (content), process (instruction), and product (assessment). *Final projects will be due online by Jan. 25, 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.
The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this online course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts. 15 hours, CTLE, inservice,or professional learning. Social Work CEUs available through Rockland BOCES for $25 Fee.