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1. ENL Interaction Strategies

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 11/27/2017

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During this online course experience, participants will explore strategies and lessons that foster interaction between ENL students. Interaction is a key SIOP component in English language learning. and 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. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants. .

2. ONLINE: Practical Resources to Enhance your Curriculum (Offered thru Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K -12

Dates: 11/27/2017 to 12/29/2017

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Enhancing technology is mandatory in today's classroom and provides your students with the rigor and skills they need to be successful in college and in their careers. We will explore sites that will help you plan your math lessons, motivate hard to reach students and carry out science and language arts projects across the curriculum. Sites will be selected based on your grade level and specialty areas. At the end of this course, you will be able to use sites that will simplify the time spend lesson planning, will keep students engaged, will help keep parents informed and will guide you as you meet today's standards. We will examine sites such as GoNoodle, Figment, Remind, Storyboarding, Discovery and explore at Teacher's First resources.

3. Membership Meeting Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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

Dates: 11/28/2017

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Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 28th at 10:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall. Our speaker will be Abigail Miller, the new educational director at the Holocaust Museum. Please remember to bring your blizzard boxes. Meals on Wheels will have a van available to pick them up. Judy Burken will be on hand to take your orders for personalized stationery and other items.

4. Google Maps and My Maps - Unleash the power of maps in your classroom

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 11/29/2017

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Google Maps are great for directions but there is so much more in there. In this course, participants will learn how to utilize the data in Google Maps and how to make custom maps in My Maps, which is part of GSuite for Education. Add images and annotations to locations to create an interactive map you can use with your students or have your students create maps to demonstrate their knowledge of curricular materials.

5. CEGE 566-R01/Strategies for Curriculum Adaptations and Instruction for All Students-Curricular Goal, Instructional Alignment and Formative Assessments

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

Dates: 11/30/2017 to 1/25/2018

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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.

6. CEGE 576-R01/Digital Storytelling

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

Dates: 11/30/2017 to 1/25/2018

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Digital storytelling is a way for students to present their research in new and exciting ways. This course is designed for students at all levels of technological proficiency. Participants will be introduced to a variety of hardware and software tools for creating interesting projects. This course will introduce different types of digital storytelling: motion graphic, photo, audio, and video. Students will explore free resources for digital storytelling including Library of Congress, National Archives, and free music sites. *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.

7. The Importance of Vocabulary Instruction in ENL 401

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 12/4/2017

During this online course experience, participants will learn the importance of vocabulary instruction when working with ELL students. They will also learn to frequently assess vocabulary to guide instruction. During this online course experience, participants will 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. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants. .

8. Youth Mental Health First Aid

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

Dates: 12/5/2017 to 12/6/2017

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to give adults some key skills to help a youth or teen who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 8 hr CTLE approved training - CTLE Certificates provided by Isabel Burk, The Health Network. Participants must attend 2-4 hour sessions. Two prong registration: Once participants have registered on MyLearningPlan, RTC will provide a link to a Wellcore registration form, which must be complete to confirm registration. Grant funded through Wellcore, Vicki Shaw, Executive Director. Snow date: 12/7/17 4:30-8:30PM

9. The Sistine Chapel - A 2-Week Session

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

This a 2-part offering and is a follow-up to the Sistine Chapel Exhibit. On Wednesday, December 6 at11:00, join us for a video lecture and a lively discussions as we further consider the narratives displayed on the the Sistine chapel ceiling. Delve further into the connections between the three-dimensional space and the two-dimensionsl decorations. On Wednesday, December 6 at 10:00 we will uncover forbidden messages hidden in the Sistine Chapel as described in the Book The Sistine Secrets by Benjamin Blech and Roy Dolinger. Fee for both sessions is $15. Please register by November 20th.

10. Google Drawing - The Powerful but Often Ignored Tool

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 12/6/2017

Google Drawing is an excellent drawing and design tool that is often ignored. Participants in this course will explore Google Drawing and gain an understanding of how it can be used in the teaching and student learning. Participants will create individual as well as collaborative drawings and designs. You do not need to be an artist to create useful products.
Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes. Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 at the Bickford Theater in the Morris Museum in Morristown NJ. Tickets are $20. Please register by November 15th.

12. Holiday Party

Location: The Chalet at Spook Rock Golf Course (Suffern, NY) [map]

Dates: 12/7/2017

Join us for an end-of-the-year celebration filled with fun, laughter and shopping. Enjoy a 3-course lunch at the Chalet on the grounds of the Spook Rock Golf Course, 233 Spook Rock Rd.,Suffern. 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. In addition of adopting a family from the Center for Safety & Change, we will also adopt a family from the Hilltop School where our office is. We request that you send a separate tax deductible check for $20 that will cover the cost of clothing. We have volunteers who will shop for the items needed. So join us and bring your friends - you are guaranteed to have fun. Thursday, December 7 @ 12 pm, $48/58 nonmember. Registration deadline is November 15.

13. Hard to Feel Welcome Without an Invitation: Asking Students at All Levels to Join Us in the Academic Discourse Community

Location: St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, NY)

Audience: Grades K-12

Dates: 12/7/2017

One of the single most reliable predictors of a student’s success in school is how well he or she speaks, reads, and writes its ‘language’ – and we often assume that students come to our classrooms with this language firmly in place. For a variety of reasons, however, that’s not the case, and even though it would be nice if simple ‘immersion’ in our language could accomplish the goal, the fact is that many, if not most, students need to be 1) explicitly invited to share in the language and 2) explicitly taught how to use it. In this workshop, we’ll talk about what academic discourse looks like across the grades (all the grades!), how we can help students to find it inviting, and how we can support them in learning how to navigate it.

14. Challenges for ELLs in Content Area Learning #402

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 12/11/2017

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During this online course experience, participants will explore the challenges for ELLs in the content areas and learn strategies to support them. 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. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants.

15. CLEP

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 12/12/2017

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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

16. Simple Skills for Getting Grants: Demystifying the Process

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

Dates: 12/13/2017

Learn to write winning grant proposals and be the first to know about the Spring 2018 Action for Healthy Kids grants. Snow date: Dec 15.
New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec. 13, Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25

For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us

This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

17. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - December

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

Dates: 12/13/2017


December Mentoring Topic: Preparing a grant proposal for the programs and materials your school needs. Snow date: Dec 15

For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us

Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec. 13, Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25

This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.
In this online course, the structure and function of the human circulatory system will be reviewed. We will build activities around the dissection of a sheep’s heart and the measurement of heart rate. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school classes and are aligned to the NYS SLS/Next Gen Science Standards.
Explore chemical reactions. Identify and make observations that indicate progress of chemical reaction. Discuss the process of bond breaking and bond making to convert reactants to products during a chemical reaction. See that chemical reactions must be balanced and matter can never be created or destroyed.
In this online course, we will use statistical methods to describe the food we eat on a daily basis. Using foods normally consumed by children, we will design activities to explore the different ways in which the food can be described and how to make predictions about a quantifiable characteristic of the students in the classroom based on the food they consume. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school classes and are aligned to the NYS SLS/Next Gen Science Standards.

21. PHY 302 Make A wave: Study of Sound Waves

Dates: 12/15/2017 to 3/2/2018

A study of mechanical waves and how it impacts day-to-day life though lessons and activities in the basic properties of sound and its propagation through air and other medium. Explore the propagation of sound through various medium, devise simple activities to examine the properties of sound waves and how they are affected.

22. Film Club 12/15/2017

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

Dates: 12/15/2017

Join us on Friday, October 20 at 10:00 at the Nanuet Library. Our facilitator, Mimi Rasiel, will lead us in stimulating discussions before and after the film. This month we will be viewing the film "Pursuit of happyness" with Will Smith. Meet at the Nanuet Library at 10:00 AM. Refreshments are served for a suggested donation of $1.00.

23. Using Music to Increase Second Language Acquisition #403

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 12/18/2017

During this online course experience, participants will explore how the use of music increases second language acquisition for English language learners. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. You will receive a Rockland Teacher Center gmail account to participate in this course. Please note, participants must request a CTLE certificate by sending an email directly to betbet617@gmail.com. CTLE certificates will be issued on a request basis and emailed to participants.

24. CEGE 590-R01/How to Create a "Winning" Classroom Culture

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

Dates: 12/19/2017 to 2/13/2018

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 Reading: “You Win the Locker Room First”, by Gordon and Smith (2015). *Final Projects and Reflections due via online on Feb. 13, 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.

25. Book Club 12/20/17 at King's Daughteers Library

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

Dates: 12/20/2017

This month's selection is NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, December 20 at 10:30 am at King's Daughters Library. Call 845.553.9298 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY.
Participants in this course will be introduced to the uses and features in Google Classroom. Participants will experience Classroom as a student and then setup their own classroom as the teacher. All participants will be provided with a Rockland Teachers' Center Google account for training purposes. Time will be provided for each participant to log into their district accounts and create their own classes with assistance available as needed.

27. ONLINE: Instructional Technology in the Classroom (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

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

In this course we will take a look at what is happening in the 21st century classrooms. Steam centers are in full effect and being created all around us. What is a steam center and how can you create one in your classroom? Dash and Dot have made their debut in many classrooms. How are they being used to teach coding and what programs are being used by students. An Hour of Code has expanded their website and included a plethora of new tools and lesson plans for all levels of learners. How can you implement all of these new ideas in your classroom and teach your students to be 21st century thinkers? That is exactly what you will learn in the class as you create your classroom technology plan.

28. EDU 5295.03 & 5295A.03/Teaching Health, Physical Education and Family/Consumer Education-1 Graduate Credit

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

Dates: 1/2/2018 to 1/11/2018

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

29. 9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom (Offered by Westchester TC Institute

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 1/3/2018 to 6/13/2018

"9 Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom", applies evidence based best practices and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, decrease problem behavior, improve safety, and establish a positive school culture. You will learn many practical and effective skills that can be implemented in your classroom immediately such as developing positive teacher/student relationships, using choice to prevent power struggles and guiding students to solve their own problems. THIS COURSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATE CREDIT FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $95 PAID TO BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY

30. EDU 5371.03/Technology in Special Education- 2 Graduate Credits

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

Dates: 1/3/2018 to 1/17/2018

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

31. EDUC 722/Teaching English as a Second Language I

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

Dates: 1/3/2018 to 1/31/2018

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This course provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations of second language acquisition that includes an examination of theories and research findings ad their applicability to classroom practice. Coursework also involves a review of relevant psycholinguistic and socio-linguistic research. There will be additional tuition costs paid directly to the college for this course. Please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for further information.

32. CEGE 636-R01/Response to Intervention (RTI): How to Ensure Success with Effective Instruction and Intervention

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

Dates: 1/4/2018 to 3/1/2018

Participants will develop skills and strategies to reach struggling learners. Course will cover important aspects of Response to Intervention models. Participants will develop methods of evaluating students and pinpointing areas of academic difficulties and then develop a positive "mindset" to unlock the potential of all learners. (Dweck, 2006) Further, participants will develop strategies to explicitly guide student learning through a systematic approach. You will develop a "tool box" of interventions that are responsive to the needs of all students, but particularly struggling students. In the words of Fisher and Frey (2010), "Teaching every child is hard work. With that hard work, though, comes a group of learners who are prepared to participate in society. This learning occurs in the classrooms of well-prepared teachers who are undaunted by student learning variations because they believe that each child is an individual and that individuals exhibit differences in growth due to many factors, including carefully selected instructional interventions." Teachers will walk away with a process of intervention that will make them more purposeful and effective and make an immediate impact on the learning outcomes of their students. The small group work and correspondence will be completed on the class wiki page. 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 Common Core Learning Standards. Required Readings:“Enhancing RTI”, BY Fisher, D. and Frey, N. (2010) and “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”, by Dweck, Carol (2006). *Final projects will be due online by Mar. 1, 2018.

33. ONLINE: Data Driven Instruction (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 1/6/2018 to 2/17/2018

The use of data and student learning objectives (SLOs) are at the heart of data driven instruction. Data driven instruction is a precise and calculated approach to improving student comprehension throughout the school year. Implementing and utilizing data to drive instruction is perceived to be an overwhelming task. In this course, we will break down the process and help you utilize data analysis to improve student learning. Participants will analyze data, focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, examine different types of assessments, along with the building blocks needed to successful implement data driven instruction in your classroom. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

34. ONLINE: Managing ADHD and LD in the Classroom (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 1/6/2018 to 2/17/2018

All teachers have come across a student in their class with either ADHD or a Learning Disability.  This course will give teachers an opportunity to examine current research geared towards helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities.   Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student’s performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and, at the conclusion of the course, will have a number of basic instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms.

35. Using the Charlotte Danielson Framework to Create a Digital Portfolio (Offered by the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center)

Location: Woodlands HS/MS (Hartsdale, NY)

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 1/8/2018 to 1/12/2018

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

36. Resilience Fitness Training for Educators

Location: North Rockland High School (North Rockland HS, ) - Room 105 NRHS

Dates: 1/10/2018 to 1/31/2018

Location: Room 105 NRHS

This course will develop methods and strategies that inspire and utilize resilience fitness as a tool to enhance physical, emotional and mental abilities and talents. The ultimate goal is to improve the learning environment and to maximize the talents of the teacher and their students. Learning the principles of Resilience Fitness Training will enhance the educator’s ability to handle all the emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues confronting the modern day professional. 12 hours contact / 3 hours online

37. PearDeck - Making Your Slides or PowerPoint Presentation Interactive

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 1/10/2018

PearDeck is a tool that has a free and paid version. Participants will explore the options available in the free version and experience how they can enhance their presentations. By utilizing tools such as Peardeck, students are more engaged as they interact within the lesson presentation.

38. Grant Research and Grant Writing Process

Location: Rockland Community College (Suffern, NY) [map]

Dates: 1/18/2018

This training provides an introduction to researching grants and will explore the use of the Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop lists of targeted prospective foundation and corporate donors that will match your funding needs. Other online research tools will also be explored. We will also discuss an overview of the grant writing process, award types, and getting started with developing a strong proposal. This workshop is facilitated by Elizabeth Kendall, Associate Vice President of Resource Development, RCC and Interim Director, RCC Foundation and is geared to stakeholders interested in writing grants that support education and students in the community. Snow date January 25. Professional Development CTLE

39. EDU 5000.04/Foundations of Education-Online

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 5/11/2018

Online course runs January 23 through May 12, 2017. An introduction to the multiple meanings of inclusive education as employed in both national and international contexts. Specific attention is paid to school structure, legislative mandates in support of inclusive education, collaborative problem solving relationships among education (general and special) students, and families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. Attention will be given to the various children with disabilities and an analysis of their disability(ies)., school program and appropriate setting. If you are not in the program wish to take for graduate credit, please contact Joleen at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

40. ONLINE: Creating Effective PLC's in the Schools (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers and Math/Language Arts/Special Ed- Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 2/25/2018

This course is designed to assist teachers and administrators in public and private schools to create and implement Professional Learning Communities. All school sizes and groups have various challenges that they face while creating PLC’s. We will examine the composition of your specific team members and design a plan that will work for your school and/or district. Through the creation of S.M.A.R.T Goals, you will have a plan in place that you can immediately put into action. Members of Professional Learning Communities use results-oriented action steps to clarify exactly what each student must learn, monitor each student's learning on a timely basis, provide systematic interventions, and use collective inquiry/feedback to create a collaborative atmosphere of continual improvement. Throughout this course we will keep the student at the center of our purpose and learn how to create, manage and succeed using Professional Learning Communities.
In this online course, we will explore how to differentiate our lessons to serve all students in our classrooms. We will focus on presenting lessons to diverse groups of learners, including strategies on classroom arrangement and management. New and engaging websites will be presented including how to engage students, curriculum connections and models of differentiated learning techniques. Differentiated learning will come alive for you as we interact through article reflection, online discussions and creating lesson plans for all students.

42. EDU 5460.02/Integrated Curriculum for Early Childhood Education II

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

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 3/26/2018

Based upon current child development theories and principles, this course will examine methodology and resources applicable to teaching in the infant, toddler, and early childhood classroom. Focus will be on the study, design and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in the areas of social studies, expressive arts, physical education, safety and health ways in which these areas may be integrated with other areas of the curriculum. Emphasis will include fostering skills of the inquiry, problem-solving and creative thinking in young children through discovery and play. Students will do classroom observations, create and execute lesson plans develop curriculum units and conduct case studies for practical application of concepts and principles. Required Texts: “Early Childhood Education” K., Garcia-Nevarez, A., Roundtree Henderson, W., and Valero- Kerrick A. (2014), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd. and “Social Studies for Young Children: Preschool and Primary Curriculum Anchor” , by Mindes, Gayle (2014), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Ed. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date is April 9, 2018.

43. EED 755-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulties Grades B-6

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 3/12/2018

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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 meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

44. EED 756-95/Workshop in Intervention of Literacy Difficulties Grades 5-12

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 3/12/2018

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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 meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

45. EDU 5032.01/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 5/7/2018

This on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

46. EDU 5380.03/Curriculum, Management, and Assessment

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

Dates: 1/23/2018 to 3/28/2018

This course explores the way childhood educators develop curricula, and implement instruction within a full range of students' interests, motivations and capabilities. It focuses on evaluation of existing curricula, including emerging trends and issues; educational assessment of students; formation and implementation of educational, instructional and behavioral goals; and the creation of positive learning environments. This exploration will include examining and experiencing the relationship between your beliefs and philosophies as a teacher and the choices you make regarding curriculum development, effective instruction, and assessment. REQUIRED TEXT: “Universal Teaching Strategies” by Freiberg, J.H. & Driscoll, A. (2004), (4th Edition), and “Understanding by Design”, by Wiggins, G.P., McTighe,J. (2006) 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. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date will be April 10, 2018.

47. EDU 5550.04/Research Seminar in Special Education and Literacy

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

Dates: 1/23/2018 to 5/8/2018

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.

48. Nourishing Productivity, Positivity and Performance with Physical Activity

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

Dates: 1/24/2018

Explore the many ways physical activity can be used in the school day to boost energy and learning behaviors such as through gentle stretch breaks, vigorous exercise, yoga, and content-related games. Identify barriers and solutions to your use of physical activity as a teaching tool. (Snow date: January 26) New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register separately.

49. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - January

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

Dates: 1/24/2018

January Mentoring Topic: Learn ways to make your school more physically active for students and staff (Snow date: January 26) Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:




• Build a sustainable wellness team




• Choose a framework that suits your school




• Complete an assessment




• Work on an action plan.




• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register separately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

50. Google Sites - Build a dynamic website

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 1/24/2018

Google developed a new version of Google Sites that is easy to use and dynamic. The site content automatically adjusts to the size of the screen it is being viewed on. Participants will be walked through the features and tools of Google Sites and time will be provided for participants to develop their own site.

51. EDU 5077.02/Adolescents w/Learning and Behavioral Problems

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

Dates: 1/24/2018 to 3/28/2018

The course will examine the academic, social and emotional needs of the adolescent with learning and behavior problems. The focus will be on the laws, assessments, methodology and programs, as well as developmental, compensatory and social aspects of teaching secondary students with special needs. Required Text: “Teaching Students with Mild and High Incidence Disabilities at the Secondary Level”, 3rd edition, by Sabornie, E. J. & deBettencourt, L. U., 2009, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Recommended text: “Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 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. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date will be April 11, 2018.

52. EDU 5088.03/Introduction to Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 1/24/2018 to 3/28/2018

This course will provide an introduction to the field of learning disabilities and behavior disorders for classroom teachers in both regular and special education. We will identify the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of children having been identified with behavior disorders, neurological impairment, and learning disabilities. A developmental focus, involving both biological and experiential underpinnings of the disorders will further be discussed in order to understand the multiplicity of factors which give rise to the problems children manifest. As a result of the high co-morbidity (co-occurrence) of problems of perception, language, attention, and motivation, and behavior, these will be identified when they relate to the specific disorders. They will not be covered as specific disorders in themselves. In addition, we will consider effective instructional methods for these students as well as relevant behavioral interventions. Goals and objectives, as well as the instructional strategies employed in teaching will be incorporated in the individual education plans (IEP) for individuals demonstrating these problems. Required Text: “Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders”, by Austin, V. L. & Sciarra, D. T., 2010, Upper Saddle River, NJ.A: Pearson. Requires 12 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. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date will be April 11, 2018.

53. EED 510-95/Teaching Writing and Multimodal Text Production

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

Dates: 1/24/2018 to 5/9/2018

New
This clinically-rich course explores methods of teaching writing in grades K-12, Course activities are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners, and students will learn digital production skills across disciplines. This course meets in North Rockland High School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.

54. EDU 5298.01/Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood - On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/25/2018 to 5/10/2018

This on campus course will explore historical antecedents to early childhood education and trace their influences on contemporary inclusive classrooms. This course will examine instructional programs and practices to include classroom management techniques, designed to provide a challenging learning environment to children with diverse learning characteristics. The course will address the special needs of ELLs and children from different cultural settings. Collaborative models will be discussed. An Individual Family Service Plan will be designed. Field experience required. (Special Ed Course). If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

55. CEGE 637-R01/Making Inclusion Work: Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 1/25/2018 to 3/22/2018

This course will provide an overview of the characteristics of effective instructional strategies in a general education classroom. Participants will develop strategies to incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. By the end of this course students should have gained a full understanding of: Special health-related issues, Learning processes of the special education student, motivational and communication techniques, classroom management, the means to update knowledge and skills in the subject taught, current trends and issues, special education legislation, characteristics and etiology of specific disabilities, intervention strategies for children with disabilities, how to adapt the learning environment to meet the needs of exceptional children, and identification of students with disabilities. The text The Inclusive Classroom will provide theoretical support and research-based strategies to improve student learning in mainstream classrooms. Required Text: “The Inclusive Classroom”, by Mastropieri & Shruggs, The Loose-Leaf Version-5th edition, 2014. *Final projects will be due online by Mar. 22, 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.

56. EDU 5083.03/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 1/25/2018 to 3/29/2018

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. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits. Snow date is April 12, 2018.

57. EDU 5573.01/Autism Spectrum Disorder - On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/25/2018 to 5/10/2018

The focus of this on campus course is to develop an understanding of autism spectrum disorders as well as other low incidence disabilities and acquiring effective pre-academic, academic and social interventions to help students learn and participate fully in the classroom. The course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, from early childhood through the school age years, the identification and etiology , and best practices in programs and services for students identified with ASD's, as well as other low incidence disabilities. If you plan to take this for graduate credit and are not a matriculated Manhattanville student, please contact Joleen Murray at 845-499-0851 before registering. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

58. EDA 760-95/Current Issues in Educational Administration

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

Dates: 1/27/2018 to 3/10/2018

This course will examine the effects social conditions have on children and families whose educational needs have been marginalized. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of school reform initiatives and develop ways to provide equitable education for all children. Additional online time to be determined by the instructor. This course meets in Tuxedo with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Joleen Murray at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9517 or e-mail jmurray@rockteach.org.

59. ONLINE: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 1/27/2018 to 3/10/2018

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. This class is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.

60. EDA 775-95/New York State Education Law and Policy Implementation

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 1/27/2018 to 3/17/2018

This course addresses the laws and policies that affect schools in New York State. New York State laws and regulations, as influenced by federal constitutional and statutory laws, will be examined as they relate to governing, managing, and implementing school programs. Registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Joleen Murray at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9517 or e-mail jmurray@rockteach.org.
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.

62. EDU 5032.02/Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Settings

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 1/27/2018 to 3/3/2018

This on campus course will examine the need for collaboration between teachers of children with both typical and special education needs. Students will become knowledgeable of state and federal laws which establish special education services (NCLB) as well as accommodations for those individuals who require instructional modifications and do not clearly fit into one of the IDEA classifications (section 504). They will become familiar with the characteristics of the major disability areas identified by law and the modifications of instruction and classroom setting necessary to meet the individual's needs. This will include those practices for planning and designing co-teaching and collaboration which have been shown to be effective in the collaborative setting. Classroom management needs and individualization of instruction of children in the inclusive setting will be addressed with emphasis placed upon the importance of using positive behavioral supports. This course is for fully matriculated students only. Please follow the dates on webadvisor for this course.

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

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 1/30/2018 to 5/8/2018

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

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

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 1/30/2018 to 5/8/2018

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

65. EED 760-95/Literacy Leadership and Coaching

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 1/30/2018 to 5/8/2018

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

66. Putting a Blended Learning Lesson Together

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 1/31/2018

This course is designed for those who have taken the courses on and/or are familiar with Google Classroom, EdPuzzle, Peardeck, and Google Sites. This course will use the tools and materials developed in the previous courses to develop a Blended Learning lesson/unit.
The workplace and higher education settings we are preparing our students for is much different than what we as their teachers encountered coming out of high school 10. 20. or 30 years ago. The evolution of technology, collaboration and communication methods has rewritten what it means to be college and career ready in this century. Teachers in this class will look at methods and strategies for increasing the amount of 21st Century workplace and college skills in their classroom. Areas of exploration will include PBL, the flipped classroom, blended learning and digital collaboration and sharing. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

68. ONLINE: Improving Teacher Questioning Techniques (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/5/2018 to 3/19/2018

The fastest way to get our students thinking at a higher level is to question them at higher level. With higher and more exhaustive standards being placed on our students, we must use our ability to question students in a manner that improves their ability to think critically and problem solve. This course will prepare teachers to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards and improve student learning outcomes. This course is appropriate for K-12 teachers.

69. EDUC 725/Teaching Across the Content Areas: Methods of TESOL Grades PreK-12

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

Dates: 2/6/2018 to 4/17/2018

New
This hybrid course develops the skills and knowledge necessary to teach science, mathematics and social studies to English Language Learners. Students will link the teaching of language, content and development of strategic competence. Activities will require students to connect content area instruction to the New York State Learning Standards. Some classes will be online. There will be additional tuition costs paid directly to the college for this course. Please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for further information.

70. Activate, Calm or Focus the Mind: Choosing the Right Classroom Brain Breaks

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

Dates: 2/7/2018

Build confidence in finding the right physical activity for your students from a variety of options. Learn how to pair your students’ need for movement with the most effective activity to enhance learning. (Snow date: February 9, 2018) New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

71. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - February

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

Dates: 2/7/2018

February Mentoring Topic: Learn how to coordinate March Forward (Rockland County’s school-based physical activity awareness day) in your school and promote physical activity in the classroom. Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:



• Build a sustainable wellness team



• Choose a framework that suits your school



• Complete an assessment



• Work on an action plan.



• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25 - Register separately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

72. Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 2/8/2018 to 3/22/2018

No two students come to class with the same academic abilities, experiences, and needs. However, all students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, skills and standards. “Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching” is 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 authoritative 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 customize and/or upgrade a unit of study with online applications and digital tools to address the learning needs of all students.

73. Evolving as an Educator: What’s Your Next Step?

Location: Online (online, ny) - online

Dates: 2/8/2018 to 3/22/2018

Location: online

New
This online course will help you develop a more powerful and effective classroom presence, as well as help you develop a strategic approach to the increasing demands being made on your time.
This is not an online cookie cutter approach meant to fill you with new information.
You’re going to receive seven weeks of caring online coaching and support to help you evolve and take the next, most important step in your development as an educator.
This course is designed with the busy teacher in mind. The focus is on you, concrete action, and classroom results.

Learn more about this dynamic new course here: http://www.petereilly.org/online-course

15 hours - CTLE, in-service or professional learning.
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.

75. EDUC 508/Structure of American English

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

Dates: 2/8/2018 to 4/19/2018

New
This course will examine English grammar from a theoretical point of view and discuss how the different constructions that we study can be taught formally and informally in the ESL classroom. Although English-language learners have not acquired English as a first language, they have access to Universal Grammar which programs human beings to understand what is possible with all languages. Hence, the knowledge that we all possess subconsciously facilitates the learning of a second language when brought to conscious awareness. Prescriptive versus descriptive language will be examined throughout the course in light of structures to be studied and how they manifest themselves in everyday usage. There will be additional tuition costs paid directly to the college for this course. Please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for further information.

76. ONLINE: Close Reading (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K - 6 and Special Teachers

Dates: 2/16/2018 to 3/18/2018

This course will explore various strategies and examples of close reading techniques. We will look at classrooms using these strategies through video and through articles using Engage NY and the Teaching Channel as resources. To prepare our students for college and career readiness, we must provide them with the tools they need to read complex texts. To be able to do this, they must be able to “close read” a passage or a text, focusing on the author’s purpose, the structure and the flow of the text. We must assign text dependent questions that require students to go back into the text to think about and understand what they are reading. Since the common core standards require that students provide evidence and justification when answering complex questions on the end of year state assessments, we must give them the tools they need to be proficient in this area. We will explore the EngageNY exemplars that model this process and use them as a springboard to help formulate close reading activities for our own classrooms.
In this online course, teachers will exchange classroom ideas, information about free resource links, technology shortcuts and tips, post photos of new classroom trends and create polls and surveys. The course instructor will model the platforms that are available in the Private Facebook Online Group feature. Each participant will be required to post and share by researching the ideas in the online PLC format. Some of the resources we will examine include: professional articles from ASCD, ISTE and NYSCATE, www.code.org, and www.teachersfirst.com. Through the PLC format, teachers will be able to work in real time and get useful comments from their colleagues. This will be an opportunity for teachers to explore, discuss and research their craft with other professionals. The participants will be asked to post a minimum of 10 innovative educational ideas and provide feedback on other participant's posts that they can refer back to throughout the year. This Professional Learning Community will be a resource for teachers to revisit throughout the school year.

78. CEGE 638-R01/Teaching Key Components of the Common Core

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

Dates: 3/1/2018 to 4/26/2018

As a result of this course, participants will develop methods and strategies to integrate the core skills of listening and speaking into their curriculums. They will be able to infuse real-world problem solving skills into content area curriculums. Participants will make student learning more enjoyable by better teaching the "noncognitive skills of learning" (Opitz & Ford, 2014). In this course, participants will learn to embed content-rich experiences into the classroom. Not only will participants achieve better product results from their students, but also witness students developing the lifelong learning skills of critical thinking, linguistic aptitude and cooperation. Participants will be able to make an immediate impact upon their teacher and the learning outcomes for students in their classes. The small group 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 Common Core Learning Standards. Required Readings: “Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy”, by Opitz, Michael & Ford, Michael. (2014) ASCD and “Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking”, by Palmer, Erik. (2014) ASCD. *Final projects will be due online by Apr. 26, 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.
In this online course, the structure and function of the human skeletal system will be reviewed. We will design activities for our students including how bones can be used to determine the height of individuals. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school classes and are aligned to the NYS SLS/Next Gen Science Standards.
Temperature has numerous effects at the molecular level. Through discussion of kinetic energy, examine the effects of temperature on various properties in all three states of matter.

81. MAT 403 Number Theory to Spice Up Algebra

Dates: 3/12/2018 to 4/27/2018

In this online course, we will examine the many identities and relationships involving prime numbers and the Fibonacci sequence. We will study a plethora of properties in various sets of numbers that can proven using just basic algebra. These identities will evoke curiosity and wonder among the students in your classroom. At the end of the course, you will have the information you need to design lessons and/or problem solving opportunities that can be incorporated in elementary, middle and high school math and science classes.
A study of electric current and how it impacts day-to-day life through lessons and activities in the current, voltage, resistance. Explore concepts such as power, current, and voltage through circuits in series and parallel, and its application in everyday life through simple activities.

83. Change the Norm: Truly Celebrate When Food is Not the Focus

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

Dates: 3/14/2018

Explore new ideas for celebrating holidays and birthdays in school without food with food using Smart Snacks in School Standards.. (Snow date: March 16, 2018) New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

84. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - March

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

Dates: 3/14/2018

March Mentoring Topic: Become familiar with tools that evaluate healthy school successes, provide resources and guide you to next steps in becoming a healthier school. (Snow date: March 16, 2018) Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:





• Build a sustainable wellness team





• Choose a framework that suits your school





• Complete an assessment





• Work on an action plan.





• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

85. EDA 793-95/Leadership and School Organization

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

Dates: 3/17/2018 to 4/28/2018

School leaders must be organizers, directors and supervisors of the physical, fiscal, and human resources under their care. They must also be good communicators and political leaders, striving to obtain and maintain the resources for their school. This course addresses the Organizational Leader and the role of assuring that the school operation is efficiently and effectively coordinated and organized to promote quality teaching and learning for all students. Additonal online time will be scheduled by the instructor. This course meets in Tuxedo with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Joleen Murray at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9517 or e-mail jmurray@rockteach.org.

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

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

Dates: 3/19/2018 to 5/7/2018

New
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 meets in Willow Grove Elementary School with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Donna Rodriguez at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9516 or e-mail drodriguez@rockteach.org.
This course will explore technology resources along with current issues and trends that educators need to be aware of in the 21st century.  Using technology in your lesson planning will engage the minds of young learners but you must integrate the most current resources to get the outcome you desire. We will focus on how to include all learners in classroom activities and meet them at their level through technology integration. We will use the ISTE Standards for Educators as a road map and dive into 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.   Hands on science, math lessons, writing websites, reading resources and social studies projects will all be discussed and participants will create task cards for students to use in and out of the classroom.  We will design ways to include parents in these initiatives using technology tools such as class dojo, remind, and classtag. Participants will create a buncee (an online presentation tool) and learn ways to find new tools, use virtual sites to extend learning and reflect on learning styles.

88. EDA 776-95/Finance and Revenue Management

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

Dates: 3/24/2018 to 5/5/2018

Theory and practices of educational finance in public education. Relations with state and federal sources, changing conceptions of governmenta functions. Foundation support for education, grants for research and innovation. Weaknesses and strengths of current educational finance and suggested improvements. Interrelations of education and the economy; financing local school systems. Additional online time will be scheduled by instructor. This course meets in Tuxedo with registration through Rockland Teachers Center. Please contact Joleen Murray at Rockland Teachers Center for registration and payment. Call 845-553-9517 or e-mail jmurray@rockteach.org.
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.

90. Online: Technology Literacy (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 4/2/2018 to 5/5/2018

New
In this online course, we will look at ways to embed technology into all aspects of your classroom teaching. Each subject will be explored and resources will be shared to maximize the use of technology to achieve your academic goals. You will learn how to find the best research for the topics you want to cover in your individual classroom or that you want to integrate into your curriculum to enhance student learning. We will cover four key components of learning in this class: active engagement, participating in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts. Participants will have creating ideas and lessons to bring back to their classroom.

91. Nourishing Motivation with Non-Food Rewards and Incentives

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

Dates: 4/25/2018

Learn successful evidence-based strategies for providing students with rewards and recognition without using food. New Norms for Healthy Schools Training Series will provide information and technical support for wellness coordinators/committee members, administrators, teachers and parents on how to sustain nutrition and physical activity practices in schools that align with wellness policies and Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Training dates: Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately For program information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

92. Healthy Schools Mentoring Training - April

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

Dates: 4/25/2018

April Mentoring Topic: Celebrating success and sustaining momentum of your school health programming. Learn about resources and guidelines to assist in your healthy schools plan. Creating a healthy school is the work of many guided by an effective leader. This free mentoring session is for school wellness leaders looking for guidance, technical assistance, feedback and problem solving to be effective in their leadership roles. The training will be led by knowledgeable school health professionals who will respond to individual and group needs to:


• Build a sustainable wellness team


• Choose a framework that suits your school


• Complete an assessment


• Work on an action plan.


• Access resources, grants, materials For more information contact: Carrie Steindorff, SteindoC@co.rockland.ny.us Mentoring trainings are offered monthly on Jan 24, Feb 7, March 14, and Apr. 25. Register seperately This training is a professional learning program of the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition.

93. Supporting Students with Brain Injury

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

Dates: 4/26/2018

Location: Rockland BOCES, Building 10 PDC, 65 Parrott Road,


Problems seen in children subsequent to brain injury may include deficits in attention and concentration, memory, organizational skills, executive functioning, changes in behavior, social skills and emotional control. These can present significant challenges for school personnel.

The goals of the training are to:
Provide an overview of brain injury in all children, not just student athletes

Assist school staff in recognizing the signs & symptoms of brain injury

Help school staff respond appropriately & assist with the student's recovery process using a team approach (The REAP Protocol)

Identify teaching strategies/classroom accommodations that can assist with the student's recovery

Identify FREE resources available to children, their families and school personnel, including the statewide FACTS program

This training is conducted by Margo B. Singer, CBIS, Brain Injury Association of NYS Training Coordinator
Approved for Social Work CEUs. Certificates provided by the trainer. A minimum of 20 is required.

94. ONLINE: Digital Citizenship in Schools (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in grades K-12

Dates: 4/30/2018 to 5/31/2018

As more and more students and teachers use the Internet to interact digitally, we need to provide our students with guidelines and accountability. According to TeachThought, "A decent definition of Digital citizenship might be self monitored participation that reflects conscious interdependence with all (visible and less visible) community members." Being responsible for your digital footprint needs to be taught to students in the early grades. In this course, we will explore Common Sense Media's Digital Citizen Scope and Sequence as we define digital citizenship, create lesson plans around Internet safety, cyber-bullying, and privacy and security.
In this online course, teachers will exchange classroom ideas, information about free resource links, technology shortcuts and tips, post photos of new classroom trends and create polls and surveys. The course instructor will model the platforms that are available in the Private Facebook Online Group feature. Each participant will be required to post and share by researching the ideas in the online PLC format. Some of the resources we will examine include: professional articles from ASCD, ISTE and NYSCATE, www.code.org, and www.teachersfirst.com. Through the PLC format, teachers will be able to work in real time and get useful comments from their colleagues. This will be an opportunity for teachers to explore, discuss and research their craft with other professionals. The participants will be asked to post a minimum of 10 innovative educational ideas and provide feedback on other participant's posts that they can refer back to throughout the year. This Professional Learning Community will be a resource for teachers to revisit throughout the school year.

96. Online: Building Academic Strategies (Offered by Westchester TC Institute)

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12

Dates: 5/14/2018 to 6/14/2018

New
Participants in this online course will examine various strategies to develop their students’ academic vocabulary. "Students constantly build the vocabulary they need to access grade level complex texts. By focusing strategically on comprehension of pivotal and commonly found words (such as "discourse," generation," theory," and "principled,") and less on esoteric literary terms (such as "onomatopoeia" or "homonym"), teachers constantly build students' ability to access more complex texts across the content areas (www.engageny.com). We will use teaching strategies for vocabulary development that can be used throughout the curriculum and we will integrate technology. At the end of the course, you will have lessons plans and activities to use in your classroom to enhance vocabulary instruction.

97. EDUC 507/Linguistic Analysis

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

Dates: 6/7/2018 to 7/10/2018

New
This hybrid course examines the components of language in order to define the nature of language and the human mind. Questions regarding the origin of language will be examined. The universal nature of language will also be explored. An introduction to general linguistic notions will be presented. Foci include: syntax, phonology, morphology, language variation, pragmatics and semantics. The relationship of brain, language and cognition will also be highlighted. Some classes will be online. There will be additional tuition costs paid directly to the college for this course. Please contact JMurray@rockteach.org for further information.

98. STAR Cultural Arts Coordinator Training

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

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

Dates: 6/13/2018

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

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