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1. 2269.Autism Spectrum Disorder

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/10/2022 to 9/10/2022

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We have all heard the expression, "on the spectrum,” but what does it mean? What implications would this have on your classroom? This course will review the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Participants will examine best instructional practices and methodologies. This course is appropriate for all teachers K-12.

2. 2270.Differentiated Instruction for ELLs

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators k-8

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 9/15/2022

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English Language Learners (ELLs) need to have access to the K-12 curriculum and be able to achieve the same level of success as their English speaking counterparts. This course prepares teachers to effectively understand ELLs' backgrounds and to differentiate their instructional approach. By providing the skills to differentiate their instruction through multiple modalities, this course gives a practical, classroom ready application of new learning to improve instructional practice. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education educators.

3. 2245. Methods of Teaching the AP Chemistry Course -3 credits - Chemistry SCE 5180(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Educators

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/25/2022

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This methodology course surveys the basic structure and content necessary for teaching an Advanced Placement Chemistry course. Chemistry topics such as equilibrium, kinetics, and "how to” problem solving are presented. Class size, student selection, textbooks and labs are also addressed. Special attention is paid to teaching strategies, the AP exam and its grading. Some lab experiments suitable for AP classes are incorporated into the course. Participants receive examples of past AP exams, appropriate tests, worksheets and lab experiments.If you require Inservice/CTLE hours register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/) Early bird before June 1, 2022, cost $699.99 after June 1, 2022, cost $799.99.

4. 2246. Methods of Teaching the AP Physics Course 1 or Physics C- 3 credits-Physics SCE 5191(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Educators

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/18/2022

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In this workshop, participants will strengthen their understanding of the content of the AP*Physics C curriculum and familiarize themselves with teaching techniques that have been designed to increase student understanding through inquiry lab practices and problem-solving. The consultant will share an extensive set of AP problems, quizzes, tests, labs, and other materials. The content coverage is flexible according to participant needs, emphasizing topics that are more difficult to teach and more challenging for the students to learn. This will likely include in mechanics: rotation (rotational inertia, torque, angular momentum, etc.) and oscillation, and in E & M: Gauss's Law, Ampere's Law, Biot-Savart Law, and Induction. If you require Inservice/CTLE hours, register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/). Early bird before June 1, 2022, costs $699.99. After June 1, 2022, it cost $799.99.

5. 2247. Methods of Teaching AP Biology- 3 credits-Biology SCE 5184(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Educators

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/18/2022

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Every biology teacher whether new or experienced can learn something to enrich and improve their teaching after taking this AP Summer Institute. This APSI will provide information and experiences on how to teach both the classroom and laboratory components of an AP Biology course. Activities to support an understanding of the revised structure and design of the AP Biology Framework will be a major part of this summer institute. Included, will be instruction on how to prepare an audit for any teachers new to teaching AP Biology. If you require Inservice/CTLE hours register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/) Early bird before June 1, 2022, cost $699.99 after June 1, 2022, cost $799.99.

6. 2248. Methods of Teaching AP Environmental Science -3 credits- SCE 5595 Independent study(PWISTA)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: High School Science Educators

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/18/2022

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In this session, participants will learn about the development and grading of the AP test, discuss and evaluate teaching resources, and experience several different kinds of lessons and student-centered experiences. Participants will ultimately draft a comprehensive syllabus for a year-long AP Environmental Science course. Much of the week will be spent in the field and in the lab, so that participants leave with a multitude of hands-on activities meant to facilitate student learning and develop critical analysis and problem solving abilities, fundamental skills necessary for this course.If you require Inservice/CTLE hours register on MLP. A processing fee of $70.00 will apply. Register for the course at Pwista ( https://pwista.com/ap-institute/) Early bird before June 1, 2022, cost $699.99 after June 1, 2022, cost $799.99.

7. 2281. Creating Effective PLC's (Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/15/2022 to 8/26/2022

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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 take a closer look at your team and create ways to make a PLC work for your team. Through creating S.M.A.R.T Goals you will each leave this course with an action plan. 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. In 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.

8. 2286. Achieving Literacy Gains for Students with Limited English

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/17/2022 to 9/20/2022

Our country's diversity and demographics have changed what our classrooms look like. We all encounter students with limited English, and we need to differentiate instruction to meet their needs. To meet academic success, this population needs to make linguistic gains to begin to master course content. Participants will work with evidence-based practices and instructional intervention strategies to improve language skills for this population.

9. MST208. Master Kami in the Connected Classroom (grant funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/22/2022 to 9/2/2022

Think differently about how Kami can make your classroom more connected and interactive. This course will go beyond the basics and dig deep into this flexible tool by exploring how it can be used for real-time collaboration, fostering communication, encouraging critical thinking, student engagement, and invoking creativity. You will create lessons using Kami that you can use in your classroom. This 8-hour course will be conducted in a synchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Asynchronous hours will be used as to deliver resources and share lessons. Participants will receive a free trial of Kami.

10. 2271.Emotional Security and Safe Schools

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/25/2022 to 9/25/2022

The emotional security and safety of staff and students in schools start with educating our staff on what this entails. When it comes to school safety, most people respond with answers related to security systems or police presence in schools. These physical precautions for protection are often the focus of schools to keep staff and students secure. Though, we must not ignore a key component in keeping our schools safe: emotional security. How students feel when they are in school shapes learning and student development. The dynamic security component is often overlooked for physically safer schools. The reality is emotional security needs to be just as important. It needs to be deeply rooted into the culture of a school, both for staff and students. By addressing emotional security in schools, students will be more engaged in learning, and staff will be more aware of the individual needs of students and risk prevention strategies will fall into place. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers and school professionals. When paying by credit card, an 8% processing fee will be applied. When paying by credit card, an 10% processing fee will be applied.

11. 2287. Acquiring Parent Involvement and Support

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/1/2022 to 10/4/2022

Each day we as educators have reasons to reach out and communicate with parents. Our changing educational and technological landscape has really altered how we accomplish obtaining a strong level of parental involvement and support. Just as importantly ^ the American family looks much different than it did years ago. With changes in student population groups. these changes in family structures become even more complex. Educators in this course will examine methods for utilizing technology to engage parents and achieve their support in the education process.

12. 2273.Teaching Together

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/5/2022 to 10/5/2022

This course is designed to assist all educators in developing and utilizing effective practices to mentor novice teachers and teachers in need of help successfully. In addition, the system will explore the benefits that experienced teachers can gain by collaborating with colleagues in peer coaching programs. Because teaching is such a complex and demanding profession, new teachers need to be provided with a support system to transition from theory to practice. Recent legislation in many states calls for mentoring new teachers to help them improve and strengthen their skills and practices and thus, keep them in the profession. Meanwhile, veteran teachers need to remain current with new teaching methods, stay energized in the classroom, and experience periodic professional renewal to avoid burnout. Many reports suggest the next decade will see a massive turnover in the teaching profession as older teachers begin to retire and younger ones replace them. This course will assist teachers in creating a support system for their colleagues that will help increase behavioral and academic results for all students, utilizing equitable practices that include underserved populations so that the playing field is leveled. This course supports the premise that all educators are lifelong learners and that working in partnership with colleagues enhances classroom practices, improves students' learning, and builds social communities. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals. When paying by credit card, an 10% processing fee will be applied.

13. ALL902.Classroom Management and Agency (Grant Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: All Eductors K-12

Dates: 9/10/2022 to 10/6/2022

Classroom Management requires both pre-planning and responsiveness with dignity. Do you know why Classroom Management is an on-going issue? Do you know how to plan for it proactively and how to address issues effectively and with dignity? Brophy and Everson (2000) state, "…probably the most important point to bear in mind is that almost all surveys of teacher effectiveness report that classroom management skills are of primary importance in determining teacher success, whether it is measured by student learning or by ratings.” Join our professional learning community to discuss ways to organize your classroom, establish rules and procedures, focus student attention during your explicit instruction, and conduct whole class, small groups, and independent learning. As you engage with the content via discussion, readings, and videos, you will have opportunities to plan and create materials to use in your own classrooms. This course will be 5 hour synchronous and 1 hour asynchronous.

14. MST209. Master Nearpod in the Interactive Classroom(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/13/2022 to 9/23/2022

Think differently about how Nearpod makes your classroom more connected and interactive. This course will go beyond the basics and dig deep into this flexible tool by exploring how it can be used for synchronous and asynchronous learning, collaboration, encouraging critical thinking, student engagement, and real-time formative assessment. You will create lessons using Nearpod that you can use in your classroom. This 8-hour course will be conducted online, utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Asynchronous hours will be used to deliver resources and create lessons and strategies. Participants will receive a free trial of Nearpod.

15. HPE503. Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Begin the Year Taking Care of Yourself(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators and Administrators K-12

Dates: 9/15/2022

As teachers, we often sacrifice our well-being to support our student's social, emotional, and academic needs. It has never been more important to focus on our well-being, minimize stress, and avoid burnout for ourselves, colleagues, and students. This workshop will remind, support, and encourage participants to take time and build in the breaks that help them refresh and rejuvenate. Listen to the flight attendant: secure your own oxygen mask first! Listen to the flight attendant: secure your own oxygen mask first!

16. 2340.Navigating Anxiety in Children: Meeting Stress with Inner Strength

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/16/2022 to 11/11/2022

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"Do you work with children whose anxiety is overwhelming them? Who shy away from participating in new activities or taking on challenges because they are afraid to fail? Whose behavior can be confusing and difficult to handle? Do you worry about your students choosing harmful coping mechanisms as they struggle with the stress of their lives? This course addresses the most pressing topics affecting children and teens today. We explore embodied and effective ways to prepare children for anxiety-producing situations, navigate stress, reduce overwhelm and reactivity, and harness their capacity for self-compassion. If you are a teacher, caregiver, or any adult who finds anxiety impacting the children in your care, you know that when children can't cope, challenges become stressors, and anxiety replaces anticipation. Our kids can't enjoy childhood to the fullest, their learning suffers, and their long-term resilience is compromised. Children often get the message that their anxiety is something to get rid of or push away, but like all emotions our anxiety has a job to do. You'll walk away with a new framework for relating to anxiety, along with concrete practices to help children learn to access their inner resources, calm their anxiety, transform their relationship to stress, and thrive even when life is challenging. The class meets in real time on Fridays for discussion and activities that help support learning and enhance the practices and approaches taught in the course. In between the live sessions, you work independently through the eight-week curriculum. All participants will have access to recordings of the livestream, and the ability to submit questions in advance. Content will be relevant for children up through the teen years, and you may just find some practical applications for navigating your own worries as well. "

17. ALL901. Negotiating the Curriculum(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators 5-12

Dates: 9/19/2022 to 11/21/2022

We will explore ways student choice can serve as a vehicle for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Together, we will read and discuss excepts from Negotiating the Curriculum, the NY State DEI initiative: "Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, " and No More Telling as Teaching.

18. ALL904. Risk.Fail.Rise: A Teacher's Guide to Learning From Mistakes (Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators k-12

Dates: 9/20/2022 to 12/13/2022

This workshop/discussion seminar is intended to welcome new teachers to the field while providing a support system in a safe space. We will share experiences, both positive and challenging, problem-solve, and negotiate reading assignments to assist us in our curricular planning.

19. 2338. Practical Resources for the Efficient Teacher: Utilizing Technology to Enhance the Curriculum-Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/21/2022 to 10/31/2022

The internet provides teachers with an overload of free resources. This class will guide you to choose the resources that best meet your classroom needs. Embracing technology is mandatory in classrooms today and provides students with the skills they need to be successful in their careers. Using these sites 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 area. These sites will simplify the time spent on lesson planning, help keep parents informed, keep your students engaged and aid you to meet the standards. We will look at sites such as GoNoodle, Figment, Remind, Storyboarding, Discovery, and a look at Teacher's First.

20. MST202.Tradebook Science: Integrating Science and Literacy(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators Pre K to fifth grade

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 10/20/2022

The idea of combining content areas is not new to elementary educators. Often, in an attempt to create a learning space for science, teachers have relied on making connections to other subject areas to enhance or enrich science learning experiences. Let's delve into how to incorporate trade books and other literacy skills to support science learning. Throughout the course, teachers will hone in on NGSS/NYSSLS (New York State Science Learning Standards), three-dimensional teaching, while building authentic, purposeful classroom experiences that support your students.

21. 2301. 21st Century Skills: From Your Classroom to the Workplace and College

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/27/2022 to 10/28/2022

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.
Addressing Students' Math Anxiety: Robert Sun of Suntex International will share insights from 30 years of working with children, including identifying the root cause of why children are anxious about mathematics and how to eliminate it. Evaluating What We Value: Kristin LeBeau of No Limits Learning will provide ideas on evaluating what we say and value beyond the content. Connecting Art and Math: Engaging Learners: Toni Gamils, Co-director of TCCW and NASA Distinguished STEM Educator, will provide a hands-on experience in the art and math connection that will engage your students. When registering for this conference, please complete the pre-conference form included in this conference description at https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cBlNOcxkaRkmqq2

23. 2288. Adapting Instruction to Reduce Unwanted Behavior

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/3/2022 to 11/8/2022

We often see behavior as something that needs to be addressed before instruction occurs. Research shows that with the right instructional tools we can limit those unwanted behaviors interrupting the learning process. Educators in this course will examine dozens of research-based strategies to address behavior through instruction. Each educator in this course will focus on specific behaviors from their classes and utilize research-based strategies for overcoming these barriers to learning.

24. 2294. Aiming Towards Eliminating Problem Behaviors

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/7/2022 to 11/18/2022

Every teacher across the country deals with some form of a problem behavior in the classroom. This course will present strategies for preventing these behaviors and responding to them. Participants will develop the capacity to provide a caring , energetic and safe classroom atmosphere where all students are encouraged and engaged. Participants will also examine methods for adapting instruction to prevent behaviors before they occur.

25. LOTE 101. Crash Course to Learn About Multi-language Learners K-6 (grant funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-8

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 10/18/2022

As the number of MLLs (Multi-language Learners)has grown in our schools, every teacher will at some point have an MLL in her/his classroom. In this workshop you will learn the process of identifying MLLs in NYS. We will discuss the terminology used, English language levels, testing accommodations, translation apps, and the importance of family communication. This workshop will help you support the student and the family as they enter our school system.

26. MST205. Scavenger Hunt + Math= Fun! (Grant Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/12/2022

Participants will experience a Scavenger Hunt from a student's perspective and then learn how to design their Scavenger Hunts. We will also discuss the implementation of scavenger hunts in various spaces: classroom, outdoor, and virtual. Dr. Irina Lyublinskaya has taught at the university and high school levels for over 30 years. She receives various awards for teaching excellence, including the Radioshack/Tandy Prize for Teaching Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science, NSTA Distinguished Science Teaching Award.
Teachers have a critical role to play in the movement against racism: Raising anti-racist children. Research shows that, in the absence of explicit guidance, children may resort to cognitively 'default' ways of reasoning about the world, which may lead them to draw prejudiced conclusions. In this workshop, we'll review psychological research on how young children think about race and how racial prejudice develops. We'll use this research to identify some concrete 'do's' and 'don'ts' for talking about race and racism with students (focused on preschoolers through elementary schoolers). You'll emerge from our safe space feeling prepared, and even excited, to have these important conversations with young children.

28. 2302. Acquiring Parent Involvement and Support

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/14/2022 to 10/28/2022

Each day we as educators have reasons to reach out and communicate with parents. Our changing educational and technological landscape has really altered how we accomplish obtaining a strong level of parental involvement and support. Just as importantly , the American family looks much different than it did years ago. With changes in student population groups , these changes in family structures become even more complex. Educators in this course will examine methods for utilizing technology to engage parents and achieve their support in the education process

29. ELA 304. Literacy Mini-Conference: How Equity in Reading Can Move Your Students Forward(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/15/2022

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Join us from the comfort of your own home for a morning of literacy learning. Our focus will be on equity within reading, including the Sciences of Reading. You will have the honor of learning from three nationally recognized experts including: Dr. Rachael Gabriel, Maria Campanario, and Patty McGee. In our first ever literacy mini conference we will offer three workshops running about one hour each. Join us for one, two or stay for all three!! Giveaways to some participants!
In this course, participants will be exposed to high quality, relevant, and memorable children's literature. Books will include graphic novels, picture books and novels. A variety of activities will be shared and developed that will emphasize issues such as social emotional learning; student voice, self-expression and self-discovery. Four hours will be synchronous and there will be two hours asynchronous.

31. ELA 303. Book Study: Using Jennifer Serravallo's The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Reading Interventionis, Special Education Teachers gr. K-6

Dates: 10/20/2022 to 11/17/2022

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Teachers know the power of Jennifer Serravallo's instructional moves and strategies in moving readers forward. Come and study with us using The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers. Her book provides 300 of the best strategies to support readers in 13 different goals. Goals include: reading engagement, fluency, supporting fiction and nonfiction comprehension, understanding themes and ideas, and writing about reading. The strategy toolkit that you will create will fit well into your everyday practices. This 15-hour course will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous hours. The book will be provided to the first 12 participants from NYS who register.

32. ALL903.Helping Students Who Learn Differently(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: All Educators K-12

Dates: 10/22/2022 to 11/11/2022

As general education classroom teachers, how can we facilitate learning for our students with exceptional needs? How can we engage students who have learning disabilities and support their participation and awareness of their learning towards the expectations of the Next Generation Learning Standards? Join our professional learning community to explore research-based practices for reaching and teaching students in your inclusive classroom. a. Expectations: Building Relationships and a Growth Mindset b. Collaboration Between General and Special Education Teachers c. Accommodations, Modifications, Interventions: Case Studies d. Planning Instructional Supports and Scaffolds e. Adaptations in Mathematics Instruction f. Increasing Engagement: Peer Assisted Strategies g. Self-Regulation and Self-Monitoring for Learning h. Station Rotation and Technology Tools This course will include 9 synchronous hours and 3 asynchronous hours.

33. HPE504. Getting Your Classroom in Order While Teaching Kids How to Get Organized (Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 11/2/2022 to 11/16/2022

Learn techniques for getting your classroom in order while teaching kids the importance and benefits of good organization and time management. This interactive workshop will teach participants how to manage time and materials in an active classroom while providing an educational framework for teaching kids of all ages. Attendees will discuss how to motivate kids and how to see your students as allies in keeping the classroom in order. Each participant will develop an action plan for getting their classroom in order and will be equipped with activities to teach time management and organization to their students.

34. LOTE 102. Early Intervention for ELLs (grant funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-3

Dates: 11/8/2022 to 11/15/2022

Providing a solid foundation for literacy is critical for young children who are already bilingual or are learning a second language. The basic skills that serve as the base for reading, such as phonetic recognition, transfer from one language to another. English language learners can begin to develop these essential foundation al skills even before they have developed strong English language skills.This workshop will provide guidance on how to build that foundation as well as guidance on using a child's native language as part of their literacy development.
This workshop will focus on understanding fraction concepts and operations, including deep knowledge of why computation procedures work. We will examine, for example, why and how standard computational algorithms work and why specific steps within algorithms are. We will use a variety of contexts and models to understand operations with fractions. We will also analyze common misconceptions and inappropriate strategies students use to solve fractions problems. Dr. Irina Lyublinskaya Irina Lyublinskaya has taught at the university and high school levels for over 30 years. She receives various awards for teaching excellence, including the Radioshack/Tandy Prize for Teaching Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science and NSTA Distinguished Science Teaching Award.

36. MST207.Graphic Design for Teachers(Grant-Funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 11/10/2022 to 12/1/2022

Teachers will learn how to use Canva and Adobe Express tools within the classroom. They will create beautiful displays for their classrooms and create engaging lesson plans for students.

37. LOTE 103. Is It a Learning Disability or Is It a Language Disability or Both? (grant funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-6

Dates: 1/10/2023 to 2/7/2023

Is it language acquisition or a learning disability or is it both? Very often, what you are noticing could be either. You may have seen students struggle with acquiring grade level skills. They may be English Language Learners and you are wondering, "is this a matter of language acquisition or is it a learning disability”? We will discuss testing, identification of Ells, screenings available, and strategies to help you support ELLs with disabilities. Together, we will look at case studies and look at the different steps that need to be taken before referring a child to the CSE.

38. HPE 506.Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress by Debbie Zacarian(Grant-Funded Book Study)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators and Administrators K-12

Dates: 2/2/2023 to 3/16/2023

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We know every student is unique and brings contributions no one else can make. However, half the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. "Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress" is a must-read for educators. During this course, participants will focus on a strengths-based approach to teaching while finding the goodness every student brings to our classes. The first fifteen enrolled will receive a free copy of this book.

39. LOTE104. Reading and Writing Strategies for Mulitlanguage Learners K-6 (grant funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-5

Dates: 2/14/2023 to 2/28/2023

How do you support MLLs in reading and writing in your classroom? This workshop will show you some of the strategies and scaffolds that will help make grade level material more accessible for your students. Whether you use the workshop model, or small learning groups, there are ways in which you can leverage your MLLs funds of knowledge in order to help them fully participate in the reading and writing process.

40. LOTE105. Using Videos As Tools to Support Literacy for Multi-Language Learners (grant funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-5

Dates: 3/7/2023 to 3/14/2023

Participants in this workshop will learn how to use videos to spark student interest and motivation. Participants will learn to include videos in their lessons to teach MLLs and other students literacy strategies including retelling, sequencing, inferring, and answering implicit questions. Participants will be given a list of resources to use to support their lessons.

41. LOTE106. The Use of Visuals As a Strategy for ELLs (grant funded)

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-6

Dates: 4/18/2023 to 4/25/2023

If you are a classroom teacher who has Multi-language learners (MLLs) in class and you wonder how you are going to meet their needs, this workshop is for you! Join us as we explore one of the strategies, the use of visuals, to teach students for whom English is a second language. This 4 hour workshop will show you the different ways you can use visuals to enhance your lessons across all content areas.