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1. Google Tools for Every Classroom - E. Guarnieri

Program: Online In-service Courses

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/4/2021 to 11/12/2021

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This online, asynchronous course will provide teachers with an overview of how they can utilize various Google Apps in their classroom. Apps to explore may include Slides, Keep Sites, Jamboard, Drawings, Forms, and more, based on participant need and interest. Optional live help sessions will be offered weekly throughout the course.

2. Promoting Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom - A. Testagrose

Program: Online In-service Courses

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 11/2/2021

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In this course, you will be given an opportunity to explore the topic of Social Emotional Learning. Teaching students social emotional skills is important. SEL is based on the CASEL framework. During this course, you will learn a competency each week and multiple resources to use with your students. SEL curriculum programs are based on the 5 competencies which encompass a variety of sub skills. SEL offers great components to add into your daily lessons. It also provides students with opportunities to learn relationship building, responsible decision making and communication skills. This course will provide educators with the understanding of each competency along with resources, lessons and new curriculum programs to utilize in their own classrooms. This course will be online through the platform of Google Classroom.

3. Developing Critical Communication Skills for Students with Special Needs - A. Barragato

Program: Online In-service Courses

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 11/12/2021

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The ability to communicate is essential in expressing wants and needs, establishing relationships, participating in activities and for task completion and compliance. In this course, the 9 Critical Communication Skills for students with special needs will be discussed. Strategies and activities for daily teaching practices will be reviewed. This course is beneficial for teachers, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist, Social Workers and School Psychologists.

4. Collaborative Strategies to Enhance and Expand Classroom Communication Skills- S. Haber

Program: Online In-service Courses

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/12/2021 to 11/16/2021

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Let's focus on the collaborative effort between Speech and Language Personnel and School Personnel. What strategies can help our students be better communicators in the classroom? How can a collaborative effort help to identify and implement strategies that target students language deficits. By insuring that we work as a team, we can help facilitate student growth by following similar plans. If your student is using a visual strategies plan, let's make sure we are all using the same picture communication set. Classroom goals and speech and language goals complement each other. Let's learn how we can merge goals to give our students a more comprehensive language plan and a better chance for linguistic and academic growth. This class is appropriate for all educators and will be taught exclusively online using Google classroom.

5. Self Care for Educators During Trying Times - C. Korolczuk

Program: Inservice Courses

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/14/2021 to 11/18/2021

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The profession of education is stressful work, especially during times of a global pandemic and political turmoil. It is essential now, more than ever, that educators identify and learn appropriate tools to combat and alleviate job related stress. Through a mix of fun learning activities, interesting discussions and meaningful independent work, this course will focus on:

• Identifying and managing stress related triggers in the workplace

• Turning work's obstacles into advantages

• Building the proper mindset needed to navigate work related stressors

• Incorporating mindful practices as stress reduction tools

• Developing individualized self-care plans designed to reduce future work related stress This engaging course is appropriate for general and special education teachers, school psychologists, social workers, guidance counselors and any other professionals who interact with children regularly.

6. Creating a Nurturing and Positive Learning Environment for students after the Pandemic - C. Gruenfelder

Program: Online In-service Courses

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/1/2021 to 11/29/2021

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This course will focus on educators helping students manage and cope with their post pandemic stress. Participants will also look at ways to promote mental wellness in the classroom, and build positive relationships with their students, staff and parent's. This class is beneficial for all educators K-12, and related service providers. For this class you will need a google classroom account.