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1. Effective Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/1/2017

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During this online course experience, participants will learn and utilize strategies that assist in literacy instruction for English Language Learners. Various online collaboration tasks and explorations will allow participants to learn how to provide success literacy instruction to ELLs. Participants will leave with a broad range of ENL literacy strategies and skills to assist these students. This course is online and does not require synchronous meetings. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. PLEASE NOTE - there is no set class time for this course and all coursework is online. The course will be formatted in the following way: Day 1: Course introduction videos and materials Day 2: Completing the assignments Day 3: Review and reflect

2. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education-Online/Summer 1

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/30/2017

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Online course runs May 30 through June 30, 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.

3. EDU 5130.01/Classroom Management for Special Education-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/29/2017

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

4. EDU 5393.01/Foundations of Special Education-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/29/2017

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

5. EDU 5613.01/Writing and Thinking 5-12

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/29/2017

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This on campus course offers the opportunity to develop an understanding of current research related to the teaching of writing and to apply the writing process in teaching writing in the middle or secondary classroom, including topic selection, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing, and publishing. Other topics include responding to and assessing student writing; writing in various genres and about various subjects; motivating students to write; sharing model texts for writers craft as read alouds, including multicultural texts; management of writing workshops; and, consideration of sociocultural and gender perspectives. (Literacy Course). This course is for matriculated students only. Non-matriculated students that wish to take on campus can seek permission. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 for more info. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

6. EDU5083.01/Assessment of Students with Learning and Behavior Problems-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/29/2017

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

7. EDU 5134/Transition from School to Adult Life

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

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/6/2017

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

8. EDU 5393.02/Foundations of Special Education

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

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/29/2017

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This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. The objectives are to make the student more aware of the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies that are important in the areas of learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, physical handicaps and multiple handicaps. This course will examine the evaluation procedures and educational alternatives within the context of I.D.E.A. and the practical realities within schools. This course requires 12 hours of fieldwork. Required text: “Exceptional Students: Preparing Teachers for the 21st century”, by Taylor, R. L., Smiley, L. R. & Richards, S. B. (2009). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only.

9. EDU 5339.01 & EDU 5375.01/Teaching Geography & Teaching Economics-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/29/2017

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

10. EDU 5367.01/Methods for Teaching Literacy I

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/29/2017

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This on campus course provides a research-based introduction to literacy teaching and learning for children in grades PreK-6. Students will be introduced to the theories, approaches and methodology of teaching reading and writing in the elementary classroom. Emphasis will be on helping students develop an informed, integrated and balanced approach to the planning and instruction of reading and the language arts; with a strong focus on phonemic awareness and strategies for teaching phonics. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

11. EDU 5411.01/Social Studies Curriculum and Management-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/29/2017

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Explore approaches to assessment, curriculum planning and instruction at the middle childhood and adolescence levels for Social Studies education. Learn to use technology (including assistive technology) as well as a broad range of teaching methods and materials that will allow middle childhood and adolescent students within the full range of abilities to master the learning standards for Social Studies. Field experience required. This on campus course is open to matriculated students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

12. EDU5085.01/Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 6/29/2017

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This course will provide an overview of the characteristics in a general education classroom. It will incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. Course requires 12 hours observations. The required text is: “The Inclusive Classroom-The Loose-Leaf Version”, 5th edition, by Mastropieri & Shruggs.If you 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.

13. EDU 5013.01/Mathematics for the Learning Disabled Student

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

Dates: 5/31/2017 to 6/28/2017

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

14. EDU 5107.02/Mathematics for the Learning Disabled Student

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

Dates: 5/31/2017 to 6/28/2017

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This course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the content and current methods of teaching mathematics in elementary schools. It examines key concepts, strategies, and skills in the elementary school mathematics curriculum. Topics include theory, content included in the elementary mathematics curriculum (number sense, estimation and mental computation, place value, development of algorithms, algebraic reasoning, fractions, decimals, ratios, percents, probability, data analysis, geometry, and measurement), planning instruction, assessment, and the use of technology in the classroom. The course is also situated in a wider context by addressing state and national standards in elementary school mathematics. Interactive lectures, discussion, group work and presentations, inquiry-based methods, and field experiences are used to explore and master course objectives. This course requires 8 hours of fieldwork. Required text: “Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally” (8th ed.), by Van de Walle, J. A., Karp, K. S., & Bay-Williams, J. M., (2013), Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.; and “Field Experience Guide for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (4th ed.), by Bay-Williams, J. M. (2013). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only.

15. EDU 5402.01/Language, Literacy, and Culture

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

Dates: 5/31/2017 to 6/28/2017

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

16. EDU 5406.01/Language, Literacy, and Culture

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

Dates: 5/31/2017 to 6/28/2017

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

17. Using PowToons to Create a Video

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 5/31/2017

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Come learn how to use PowToons 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.

18. EDUC 508/Structure of American English

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

Dates: 6/1/2017 to 7/27/2017

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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. TEXTS AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: “The Grammar Book”, 2nd edition, Celce-Murcia, M. and D. Larsen-Freeman, (1999), Boston, Mass., Heinle and Heinle Publishers; “Understanding and Using English Grammar”, 3rd edition, Schrampfer Azar, B (1999), New York: Longman; “Essential English Grammar”, Gucker, Philip. (1966), Dover Publications, Inc. New York. (This text is highly-recommended as a guide for ELA and ESL teachers.). There will be additional tuition fees paid directly to the college for this course. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or 845-499-0851 for more information.

19. Cross-Cultural Communication

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 6/5/2017 to 6/8/2017

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During this online course experience, participants will learn how to increase communication skills with ELLs and their families to build a stronger home-school connection. By learning the cultural cues and mannerisms, participants will be able to effectively communicate with students and families as well as, create a learning environment that is safe and diverse. This course is online and does not require synchronous meetings. This course is 3 ENL/CTLE hours, online and does not require synchronous meetings. PLEASE NOTE - there is no set class time for this course and all coursework is online. The course will be formatted in the following way: Day 1: Course introduction videos and materials Day 2: Completing the assignments Day 3: Review and reflect

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

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

Dates: 6/5/2017 to 7/31/2017

This 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. There will be additional tuition fees paid directly to the college for this course. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or 845-499-0851 for more information.

21. 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: 6/6/2017

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, and networking among cultural arts coordinators throughout the county. Programs to be showcased:Adam Issadore, Path To Rhythm LLC and Sarah Chauncey Skype the Author

22. Creating a YouTube Channel and Publishing your Videos

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 6/6/2017

YouTube is great resource for videos but it can be overwhelming. Learn how to subscribe and follow YouTube publishers. Create your own channel and publish your own videos. Learn how to manage the privacy settings as well.

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

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

Dates: 6/8/2017 to 7/27/2017

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In preparation for a new school year, participants in this course will investigate ways to impact student behavior and learning by focusing on the Three E’s of Engagement, Efficacy and Empathy. Readings and activities will focus explicitly on ways to engage students and to instill in them the confidence in their own ability to succeed. Participants will work collaboratively to develop goals that are SMART: Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Results-orientated and Timely. Based upon the work of Marzano, participants will design student-centered activities that involve high energy, friendly competition and self-monitoring. These activities will focus on helping students to make sense of information on their own so that the learning is meaningful and the knowledge is more likely to be retained. Finally, teachers will explore ways to help their students to see the connection between hard work and success in school and life. *Final projects will be due online by July 27, 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.

24. CEGE 623-R01/Traveling the World without Leaving the Classroom

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

Dates: 6/8/2017 to 7/27/2017

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How can you travel the world without leaving your classroom? Virtual Field Trips give students and teachers an opportunity to travel the world in one class period. This exciting technology will bring your students places they never imagined they would ever see. This virtual experience allows you to create collaborative projects with classes in other schools/districts/states/countries, interview people who have particular knowledge of a subject that’s being studied and visit museums virtually with a specific curriculum in mind. Children will be given an opportunity to generalize expressive language in multiple settings. Social skills, and real life experiences will be targeted in this multimedia course. This technology can be used with students of a variety of developmental levels. Educators will learn how to use Facetime, Skype and Google Hangout as a mode of communication for students and parents.*Final projects will be due online by August 3, 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.

25. Gentle Tai Chi - 10-week Summer Session

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

Dates: 6/12/2017 to 8/21/2017

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Tai Chi involves a series of fluid, slow-paced motions and stretches that have been described as "meditation in motion". Join us for gentle Tai Chi and reap the many benefits of this gentle art. Reduce anxiety, improve balance and cardiovascular fitness, relieve chronic pain and increase energy and overall feelings of well-being. This course is appropriate for all and no previous experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Mondays from 10:00-11:00 at Haverstraw Town Hall, 1 Rosman Rd., Garnerville. Fee is $125 for all 10 classes. Please register by Friday, June 2nd.

26. CLEP

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 6/13/2017

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

27. Using EdPuzzle to Make Your Videos Interactive

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 6/14/2017

Learn how to use EdPuzzle. EdPuzzle is a video tool that lets you embed audio notes and formative assessment questions directly into a video. The video will pause until the students respond to the question asked. Once they respond, the video will automatically resume. EdPuzzle tracks the progress of each student individually.

28. Film Club 6/16/17

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

Dates: 6/16/2017

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Join us for the last film of the season on Friday. June 16th 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 "Harold and Maud" starring Ruth Gordon. Meet at the Nanuet Library at 10:00 AM. Refreshments are served for a suggested donation of $1.00. Following the movie we will proceed to a yet to be determined restaurant to celebrate the completion of another successful film viewing session. The film club will return in September for another fun and stimulating film viewing. Stay tuned for details.

29. American Ballet Theater Presents Onegin

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

Dates: 6/21/2017

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Join us for another sumptuous ballet production at the Metropolitan Opera House. Pushkin's great 19th-century verse-novel, Eugene Onegin, is interpreted with flawless storytelling skill by John Cranko. With a wealth of magical moments, this compelling tale features an unusual twist of double unrequited love - while the high-handed Onegin at first spurns the young, naive Tatiana, she blooms to become a sophisticated St. Petersburg aristocrat who, in turn, rejects his subsequent advances in a a final crushing blow. Tchaikovsky's vivid music brings alive the world of Imperial Russia with beauty, drama and passion in this new production. Wednesday, June 21st at 2:00 pm at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. Premium orchestra center seats are $110/120 nonmember. You must register ASAP. TRANSPORTATION ON YOUR OWN.

30. EED 528-95/Literacy and Language Learners

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

Dates: 6/21/2017 to 8/9/2017

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

31. Jump Start National Board Certification - Day 1, Foundations & Component 4

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

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

Dates: 6/26/2017

Location: Suite 400


JumpStart helps candidates get started on the National Board Certification process. This two day training gives candidates an overview of the requirements of 3 of the 4 Components in the National Board Process.

JumpStart is a new program through National Board to help Candidates get started on the National Board Process. It is provided in the summer so that new candidates may literally get a Jump Start on the National Board process. It is a 2 day training that gives an overview of what needs to be accomplished throughout the National Board Process.

Monday, June 26: Foundations: this is an overview of the process (for anyone who has not started yet) in the morning and Component 4 will be covered in the afternoon.
Sign up separately for June 27, Components 2 and 3
Bring a printed copy of your instructions for your area of certification area along with the standards

Lunch provided by NYSUT.

A minimum of 7 is required for the course to run.

32. Jump Start National Board Certification - Day 2, Component 2 & Component 3

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

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

Dates: 6/27/2017

Location: Suite 400


JumpStart helps candidates get started on the National Board Certification process. This two day training gives candidates an overview of the requirements of 3 of the 4 Components in the National Board Process.

JumpStart is a new program through National Board to help Candidates get started on the National Board Process. It is provided in the summer so that new candidates may literally get a Jump Start on the National Board process. It is a 2 day training that gives an overview of what needs to be accomplished throughout the National Board Process.

Tuesday, June 27 Component 2 in the morning and Component 3 in the afternoon.

Registerseparately for Monday, June 26: Foundations - this is an overview of the process (for anyone who has not started yet) in the morning and Component 4 will be covered in the afternoon.

Bring a printed copy of your instructions for your area of certification area along with the standards

Lunch provided by NYSUT.

A minimum of 7 is required for the course to run.

33. CEGE 567-R01/Computer Tools for Teachers

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

Dates: 6/27/2017 to 7/27/2017

This course was designed for the educator that has the technology skills, but needs to improve the development and use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher and Teacher Web Pages and resources effectively in the classroom. In addition to using Microsoft products, we will explore using Google Spreadsheet, Google Docs and Google Sites as effective tools in the classroom as well. This course is not a prerequisite to Computer Tools Two. 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. Book Club 6/28/17

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

Dates: 6/28/2017

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This month's selection is Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson. Our facilitator, Candace Robinson, will lead us in a lively and interesting discussion. Join us on Wednesday, June 28th at 10:30 am at King's Daughters Library, Garnerville, NY. Please register separately for the movie. Call 845.553.9298 or email bberkowitz@rockteach.org to confirm date and place. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY.

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

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

Dates: 6/28/2017 to 7/24/2017

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

36. Cobb at Penguin Rep Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 6/30/2017

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The first player inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame, Ty Cobb reveled in being called "the most hated man" in the game. He was a philanthropist and a racist who played poker with presidents and died a multimillionaire, mostly forgotten. This powerful play explores Cobb's complicated legacy. Friday, June 30th at 2:00 pm, $29. Ticket availability is limited.so PLEASE REGISTER BY JUNE 8TH.

37. EDU 5085.02/Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems

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

Dates: 7/3/2017 to 7/31/2017

This course will provide an overview of the characteristics in a general education classroom. It will incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. Course requires 12 hours observations. The required text is: “The Inclusive Classroom-The Loose-Leaf Version”, 5th edition, by Mastropieri & Shruggs. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only.

38. EDU 5367/Methods for Teaching Literacy I

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

Dates: 7/3/2017 to 7/31/2017

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

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

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

Dates: 7/3/2017 to 7/31/2017

This course will provide the candidate with instruction in teaching skills pertinent to each of the secondary content areas; specifically, social studies, English language arts, the sciences, and mathematics. Further, candidates will learn about theory and practice as they relate to teaching students with exceptional learning needs (ELN) and English Language Learners (ELL). In addition to learning pedagogical approaches for teaching students with ELN the fundamental skills of reading, written expression, and mathematics, candidates will gain knowledge of social skills development, behavior management, executive function and the design and implementation of alternative assessments. 12 Hours of Field Experience Required. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

40. EDU 5000.02/Foundations of Education-Online/Summer 2

Location: Online Only (Online, )

Dates: 7/5/2017 to 8/4/2017

Online course runs July 5 through August 4, 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.

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

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 8/17/2017

This online course is for those who want to design thematic teaching units that will spark the interest of all students. Participants will explore the key components of curriculum planning, and design their own standards-based curriculum maps using Rubicon Atlas, an online mapping tool for teachers. With frequent collaboration and feedback, participants will know what works, and what needs work, before ever meeting their students.
Course Goal: The primary goal of this course is to acquaint educators with the essential components of curriculum maps so teachers are able to create standards-based thematic units that seamlessly align to assessments. Participants will be able to design unit maps using the most innovative curriculum design software, enabling communication and collaborate with colleagues across grade levels. This course will provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to use online mapping software to easily design instruction that engages all students.
15 hours - CTLE, in-service or professional learning. This course is online and asynchronous. This course is open to certified teachers.
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.

43. Using Google Tools for Collaboration, Enrichment and Differentiation of Instruction

Location: Online (online, ny)

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 8/17/2017

In this self-paced hands online course participants will be engaged in various tasks and will be working collaboratively remotely. Every participant will complete the course with artifacts they can use. Taught for over 5 years by a Google certified educator. 15 hours - CTLE, in-service or professional learning.

44. EDU 5085.01/Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning & Behavior Problems-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 8/3/2017

This course will provide an overview of the characteristics in a general education classroom. It will incorporate children with special needs and the programs and procedures used most effectively to serve them. It will also provide information about the laws guiding the education of special education students and the theories, diagnostic procedures and teaching strategies which are most effective with these students. Course requires 12 hours observations. The required text is: “The Inclusive Classroom-The Loose-Leaf Version”, 5th edition, by Mastropieri & Shruggs. If you 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.

45. EDU 5200.01/Structure of English

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 8/3/2017

This on campus course will review English grammar for the purpose of developing classroom activities and materials for the teaching of semantics, syntax, morphology and phonology of English to students with limited proficiency. Field experience required. This course is for matriculated students only. Non-matriculated students that wish to take on campus can seek permission. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 for more info.

46. EDU 5612/Assessment & Intervention Literacy Instruction Grades 1-6

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

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 8/3/2017

Examine the most current theory and practice in assessment of reading, language development and literacy. Consider case studies and actual test materials and learn how to evaluate assessment technique effectively and efficiently in relationship to meeting the needs of the children and the curriculum. Prerequisite: EDU 5396 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy or EDU 5402 or 06. Field Experience Required of seven hours. 3 credits in Special Ed and/or Literacy. Required Texts Beers, K. (2003). When kids can't read: What teachers can do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Gunning, T. G. (2013). Assessing and correcting reading and writing difficulties (5th edition). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Leslie, L. & Caldwell, J. (2010). Qualitative reading inventory, 5th Ed. New York: Addison, Wesley Longman. http://www.awl.com/leslie, Shaywitz, S. (2005). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. This course is open to matriculated Manhattanville students only.

47. EDU 5026.01/Literacy in the Content Areas-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 8/3/2017

This course is on campus and open to only matriculated student in the program. Please follow Manhattanville date schedule for this course. Learn to integrate literacy with English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and The Arts so that students can effectively construct meaning from informational texts. Teachers develop strategies based on current theory and practice to teach comprehension, vocabulary and study skills. Students acquire an integrated and balanced approach for improving literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels.(Literacy 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 will be incurred for graduate credits.

48. EDU 5393.01/Foundations of Special Education-On Campus

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 8/3/2017

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

49. EDU 5017.01/Foundations of Early Childhood

Location: Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY)

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

This is an on campus couse. An introduction to the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of early childhood education including traditional, current and innovative models for early childhood programs. Field experience required. This course is for matriculated students only. Non-matriculated students that wish to take on campus can seek permission. Contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9517 for more info. Additional college tuition will be incurred for graduate credits.

50. CLEP

Location: RTC South (Piermont, NY)

Dates: 7/11/2017

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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

51. 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

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.

52. Digital Resources to Complement Learning Styles

Location: Online (online, ny)

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

Welcome to Digital Resources to Complement Learning Styles. This online course is intended to familiarize teachers with 21st century tools to differentiate standards-based instruction for students of all learning styles and abilities. Participants will know and be able to identify individual learning styles, and upgrade a unit of study with digital resources aligned to the unique needs of all learners.
15 hours - CTLE, in-service or professional learning

53. 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

54. Using Google Tools for Collaboration, Enrichment and Differentiation of Instruction

Location: Online (online, ny)

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

In this self-paced hands online course participants will be engaged in various tasks and will be working collaboratively remotely. Every participant will complete the course with artifacts they can use. Taught for over 5 years by a Google certified educator. 15 hours - CTLE, in-service or professional learning

55. 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.

56. Syncopation at Penguin Rep Theater

Location: Penguin Playhouse (Stony Point, Ne)

Dates: 8/11/2017

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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.

57. 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

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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 is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

58. 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

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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 is for New Paltz matriculated students only. Please email Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org for contact information.

59. 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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

61. EDA 784-95/Curriculum Development for Administrators

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

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

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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.

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

Location: Willow Grove Elementary School (Thiells, NY)

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

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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.
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.

64. EDA 789-95/The Superintendency

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

Dates: 10/14/2017 to 11/17/2017

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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.
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.