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1. 2101. Adjusting the Norm - Strategies for Embracing All Cultures in the Classroom

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021

As our country's demographics shift, the impact can be seen in the classroom as we are teaching students from across the world. There is great potential for embracing cultures and enhancing instructional activities, while bridging cultures between home and school. Educators will review research-based strategies to better incorporate students from other cultures into the classroom. Educators in this course will become empowered to adjust instructional delivery to meet the needs of their classroom's changing demographics and improve educational outcomes for all students.

2. 2102. Adapting Instruction to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 8/10/2021

We often look at behavior as something that needs to be addressed before instruction can occur. Research shows that with the right instructional tools, we can limit those unwanted behaviors that interrupt 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 own classrooms and will make a plan to utilize research-based strategies for overcoming these barriers to learning.

3. 2114. Innovative Classrooms and Social-Emotional Supports

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 7/29/2021

We have known for a while that students are excited about technology and respond better to teachers that are using technology. We have all been thrown into a year of technology overload but, when used correctly technology is an effective learning tool. This course includes technological literacy as well as technology strategies that can be implemented throughout the curriculum. With that, the basic needs of our students to develop the ability to manage their emotions, set and achieve positive goals, demonstrate empathy for others, build positive relationships, and make good decisions in a technological world that can lend itself to isolation can be a struggle according to Teaching Hub. Technology is here to stay so we must move forward and use it well. There are numerous free resources educators can take back to their classrooms and implement to enhance student engagement and support social-emotional learning. We will evaluate animation sites, use online quiz tools, assessments such as Plickers, and programs like Kahoot and Padlet will be implemented and examples will be shared. Teachers can choose from a quiz, discussion, jumble, or a survey on the programs listed. Computing programs such as Scratch, X-Ray Goggles and Erase all Kittens will give students a chance to get an up-close look at coding and how it is used. Digital portfolios that are available to teachers will also be explored: including a look at SeeSaw and Google Classroom. Throughout this course, we will use strategies where students can work in small groups, whole class situations, or independently.

4. 2116. Global Awareness in Our Schools

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-6 and Specials Teachers

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 7/29/2021

Curriculum standards for schools are placing increasing emphasis on global awareness. This course will help teachers create learning environments that foster global mindedness. We will explore children's literature for global connections, prepare teachers for diversity, and develop cultural literacy. The Kids Culture Corner offers ideas for teaching and resources to use in your classroom. Ways to get involved and multimedia experiences will be explored. These include; cooking experiences, global online adventures, environmental world issues, GeoSpy from National Geographic, and international cybercasts you can incorporate into your curriculum. At the end of this course, you will have at least three projects to integrate into your classroom and a list of global websites your students can reference to interactively explore cultural experiences.

5. 2122. Brain Based Learning

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 8/1/2021

In this online course, we will explore the human brain and examine how it works. You will hear the most up to date theories on how students learn and how best to engage them in the classroom and online. We will look at how to incorporate group work and peer collaboration in the classroom and in breakout groups to foster engagement and how to give students the opportunity to take the lead while still adhering to specific curriculum guidelines. At the end of the course, each participant will be asked to share a classroom plan that lists specific strategies and lesson plan ideas that will put their students in the center of learning. demonstrate the use of each of these resources through detailed lesson plans. This course lets teachers create a 'make and take' resource tailored to their grade level and curriculum.

6. 2123. Brain Based Learning

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 8/1/2021

In this online course, we will explore the human brain and examine how it works. You will hear the most up to date theories on how students learn and how best to engage them in the classroom and online. We will look at how to incorporate group work and peer collaboration in the classroom and in breakout groups to foster engagement and how to give students the opportunity to take the lead while still adhering to specific curriculum guidelines. At the end of the course, each participant will be asked to share a classroom plan that lists specific strategies and lesson plan ideas that will put their students in the center of learning. demonstrate the use of each of these resources through detailed lesson plans. This course lets teachers create a 'make and take' resource tailored to their grade level and curriculum. Please contact tgamils@teachercentercw.org before registering for this course.

7. 2124. Principles of Extraordinary Math

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 9/1/2021

This course is for K-12 math teachers. Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Based on the work of Jo Boaler, Carol Dweck, Ron Ritchhart, Cathy Humphries among others, this course was created to give you practical strategies you can implement to make a difference in your classroom tomorrow.

8. 2125. Developing a Growth MIndset Classroom

Program: Online Courses

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 9/5/2021

This course is for K-12 educators of any subject area. Explore the new research ideas on learning and mindsets that can transform students' learning experiences. This online course will have participants learn, reflect, and discuss new strategies to build a mistake friendly classroom culture and foster growth mindsets in students.

9. 2127. Building Number Sense

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K12

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 7/25/2021

This course is for any K-12 math teacher that wants to understand the basis of number sense and how to build opportunities for sense making into their classroom. The foundation of number sense is applicable to all levels, and participants will then be able to take the core ideas to apply to their specific content area.

10. 2156. What is Creativity and Why Does it Matter?Online Creativity Course

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 8/18/2021

What can we learn from the arts about how to access our own creativity? In this course, teachers will explore creativity and how the creative process works, as they develop their own creative thinking and strategies to nurture their students' creativity to support learning. Through an exploration of Joy2Learn artists, teachers will learn how to promote creativity in their classrooms, and deepen their understanding of creativity as a skill that can be developed and used across all of the disciplines. As a culminating activity, teachers will develop a creativity focused classroom project, based on what they learn in the course and aligned to classroom curriculum and student learning goals, that can be immediately implemented with their students.

11. 2111. Technology Resources and Current Issues- CTLE/ Inservice Hours

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 8/12/2021

In this course, we will focus on technology resources and current issues and trends that educators need to be aware of in the 21st century. Using technology in your lesson planning will engage the minds of young learners. The main focus of this course will be to demonstrate to educators how to integrate technology into the curriculum through hands-on projects and journal articles. Read, Write, Think and all of its resources will be utilized to research lessons that will make planning more efficient. Hands on science, math lessons, writing websites, reading resources and social studies projects will all be shared and participants will be creating task cards for students to use in the classroom and out! We will learn how to include parents in technology initiatives, create scavenger hunts, and reflect on our own learning styles. We will learn about Facebook, tweeting, text languages, and many more current issues that teachers will face in school.

12. 2112. Technology Resources and Current Issues 3 Graduate Credits

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 8/12/2021

In this course, we will focus on technology resources and current issues and trends that educators need to be aware of in the 21st century. Using technology in your lesson planning will engage the minds of young learners. The main focus of this course will be to demonstrate to educators how to integrate technology into the curriculum through hands-on projects and journal articles. Read, Write, Think and all of its resources will be utilized to research lessons that will make planning more efficient. Hands on science, math lessons, writing websites, reading resources and social studies projects will all be shared and participants will be creating task cards for students to use in the classroom and out! We will learn how to include parents in technology initiatives, create scavenger hunts, and reflect on our own learning styles. We will learn about Facebook, tweeting, text languages, and many more current issues that teachers will face in school. Please contact tgamils@teachercentercw.org before registering for this course.

13. 2119. Building Healthy Relationships and Connections in School and Online

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators and Specialists K-12

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 8/12/2021

In this course we will take a closer look at relationship building and what is needed to put the "building" into action. Effective classroom management requires a teacher to build relationships using these five principles: respect through awareness, patience, good timing, boundaries, and instinct. Each one of these will be explored and demonstrated throughout the course. This strength-based approach will be put into action and we will explore cultural stereotypes along the way. "Cultural difference does not equal cultural deficiency." Taking care of yourself so you can take care of those around you is often overlooked. Teachers are selfless people, let's face it, that is why they continue to take professional development throughout their careers and provide for their students. We will model a healthy classroom environment and show how appreciating each other, our students, and ourselves promotes a learning atmosphere where risks are taken. How are we going to fill all the buckets? Remember those bucket fillers? We will put those lessons to use and then reflect on what is working in your classroom. Reflection is a key component to growth so we will engage in reflection and thoughtfulness through each module. Lastly, as we build connections and create a healthy environment for our schools, student and teacher achievement and morale will become contagious.

14. 2129. Mindset by Carol Dweck

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 8/13/2021

Growth Mindset is a popular idea these days but do you understand how to foster a growth mindset in your students? Go back to the source, Carol Dweck's book Mindset, in order to deeply understand the why and how. This book study will help you lay a foundation to transform your teaching practice, fostering growth and learning in your students. This book study will be structured with discussion prompts for each chapter and two synchronous sessions to discuss ideas presented in the text. Participants will be responsible for securing their own copy of the text.

15. 2120. Kick Off The Year 2021

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators and Specialists K-12

Dates: 7/19/2021 to 8/20/2021

In this online course, we will explore planning techniques to get the next school year started with a blast of organization and socialization! We will look at websites that aid us in ways to set up, decorate and make our classrooms the best places they can be! A fresh start is going to be imperative to students so they feel comfortable and setting the stage for success will ensure that expectations and routines are followed. We will look at our environment and then move into the content and facilitation of learning techniques. Planning is key-What goals are we going to set this school year? What behavior techniques will we have ready to go and how will we implement them with our new students. It is a time to start fresh and be prepared for a year of coming back together and learning.

16. 2121. Graphic Organizers and Rubrics

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/26/2021 to 8/26/2021

In this course, we will use graphic organizers and rubrics for all subject areas. We will view websites that offer new ideas on how and when to use and teach with graphic organizers. You will create your own classroom resource of graphic organizers that you develop and find from various websites and examples. Rubrics will also be explored for each subject and participants will be able to create rubrics that go along with their current lessons. We will use Rubistar and Teach-nology sites to access rubric makers, along with sites with examples on creating rubrics that are specific and measurable. Resources for early learning, writing, math, calendars, cause and effect, concept maps and webs, science, place value, sequencing, and KWL's will be explored.

17. 2128. Book Study: Making Number Talks Matter by Cathy Humphries & Ruth Parker

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/26/2021 to 8/30/2021

Want to build number sense in your students? Unsure of how? The book Making Number Talks Matter walks through the how and why of helping your students reason mathematically. This book will help you transform your math classroom to bring sense making and divergent thinking to the foreground and bring the Standards for Mathematical Practice to life. This book study will be structured with discussion prompts for each chapter and a single synchronous session to discuss ideas. Participants will be responsible for securing their own copy of the text.

18. 2113. Cyberbulllying and Safety on the Net

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 7/29/2021 to 8/29/2021

Teachers in today's fast pace technology world must be able to deal with the new Cyber Bullying epidemic that has become a growing concern for students, parents, and educators. We will research what online bullying might look like and what tactics our students use to torment their victims. We will look at it's impact on teaching and learning and apply strategies that will help reduce and/or eliminate the instances of cyber-bullying in our classrooms and in our schools. Using the Cyber Smart curriculum that stresses that cyber bullying can be controlled, we will develop classroom lesson plans and materials we can share with our parents while looking at students' rights and laws that must be considered when confronting these situations in the new school year. Please contact tgamils@teachercentercw.org before registering for this course.

19. 2100. Aiming Towards Eliminating Problem Behaviors

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Starting Today
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.

20. 2103. Tackling Trauma

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Starting Today
Research shows that up to 25 percent of all students in a school have experienced some form of trauma. This percentage rises to 80 percent when we talk about special education students. This trauma results in difficulties regulating behaviors and likely leads to cognitive and executive function difficulties. Many students are unable to regulate internal behaviors and as a result display withdrawal, shutting down and zoning out. Educators will examine the impact of trauma on cognitive and emotional growth, the learning challenges that result from trauma, and trauma-informed classroom strategies.

21. 2131. Autism Spectrum Disorder

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Starting Today
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.

22. 2132. A New Bully - The Cyberbully

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021

Starting Today
Bullies have always existed, so why is it important to address cyber-bullying? In a nutshell, it can be extremely detrimental to the victim's physical and mental health and, in some cases, possibly deadly. Since cyber-bullying allows the anonymity of bullying from a distance, it can also be easily hidden from parents, friends and school administrators and adds an almost invisible dimension to the traditional face-to-face bullying that can be hard to detect and address. A primary goal of this course requires that teachers will learn various techniques that they can implement upon return to their classrooms. Additionally, teachers will reflect on what they are learning and propose a way to integrate cyber-bullying content into the classroom curriculum. This course is appropriate for all K-12 school professionals.

23. 2117. Mindful Teaching

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12 and Specialists

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/30/2021

Starting Soon
In this online course, we will examine our teaching practice and how what we teach translates into student success in the classroom. We will look at embracing peer collaboration when planning and implementing high-performance learning teams. Transformational teaching focuses on having students ask questions and solve real-world problems. We will look at the ways students analyze, synthesize, create, empathize, interpret, use background knowledge and defend alternative perspectives. We will create lesson plans and look closely at how we can implement various strategies including organizing learning groups, guiding, facilitating, and challenging learners. It is imperative that our teaching has a clear purpose, a memorable beginning and end, a logical sequence, relevant content, nimble transitions, and a contagious passion. Combined, these characteristics will create an environment conducive to learning.

24. 2118. Mindful Teaching- 3 Graduate Credits

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/30/2021

Starting Soon
In this online course, we will examine our teaching practice and how what we teach translates into student success in the classroom. We will look at embracing peer collaboration when planning and implementing high-performance learning teams. Transformational teaching focuses on having students ask questions and solve real-world problems. We will look at the ways students analyze, synthesize, create, empathize, interpret, use background knowledge and defend alternative perspectives. We will create lesson plans and look closely at how we can implement various strategies including organizing learning groups, guiding, facilitating, and challenging learners. It is imperative that our teaching has a clear purpose, a memorable beginning and end, a logical sequence, relevant content, nimble transitions, and a contagious passion. Combined, these characteristics will create an environment conducive to learning. Please contact tgamils@teachercentercw.org before registering for this course.

25. 2109.Back by Popular Demand -Deeper Understanding in Science 7-12

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators 7-12

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/9/2021

Starting Soon
Do you want to jump right in to implementing the NGSS standards and 3D learning in your classroom but are short on time and don't know where to begin? Then this webinar is for you! In two hours time, you will actively engage in all 3D routines called for by the Framework for K-12 Science Education and you will leave this webinar ready to try them out in your classroom. The 3D routines that will be practiced in this webinar are: the anchoring phenomenon routine, the navigation routine, the investigation routine, the problematizing routine, and the putting pieces together routine.

26. 2110. Hyper what? Hyperdocs, the Basics!

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K 12

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/6/2021

Starting Soon
Hyperdocs have become a convenient yet fun way to present material to students in a more interactive, self-directed manner. How can you take your simple Google Doc, Google Form, or just plain images and amplify them? In this class you will learn all about different varieties of Hyperdocs and how to create your own! Activate students' prior knowledge, engage them with a variety of hand-picked resources, have them apply their knowledge, share their knowledge with their classmates, and then perhaps self-assess their findings; all while using ONE HYPERDOC! Ditch the multiple attachments and join me in this class! All levels of technology users are welcome!

27. 2126. Hands on Math

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/17/2021 to 8/26/2021

Take your current math lessons and make them multisensory to help students build stronger connections to the content. This course will go through the rationale, principles, and strategies to aid student understanding using manipulatives, gross motor activities, and how to reinforce and build strong foundational skills.

28. 2157. Data-Informed Differentiation for Tier 1 Intervention in Reading: Literacy Grades K - 5

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K thorugh 5

Dates: 8/23/2021 to 8/24/2021

How do you form your small student groups for explicit strategy instruction in reading comprehension? Have you monitored with running records or analyzed data to inform your planning and students' goals? Have you employed guided reading, reciprocal teaching, and conferring? In this series of professional learning, elementary educators will advance their thinking to design coherent, data-driven, differentiated lessons that provide meaningful learning experiences. Participants will experience the differentiated strategies as we explore the content through professional articles, videotaped lessons, case study data analysis, and cooperative learning.

29. 2154. Professional Development Mentor Program

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/23/2021

Whether you are currently a mentor teacher or would like to serve in this role in the future, this year-long program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a skilled mentor. We will examine attitudes, skills, and components of a successful program and focus on teacher development, including how to guide, support, and nurture novice teachers. This free course is only open to teachers from the Edith Winthrop Teacher Center and the Teacher Center of Central Westchester. In addition to the August 23 summer seminar (either synchronous or in person-TBD), there will be two follow up synchronous meetings, one in the Fall and one in the Spring (dates to be determined at the first session on 8/23) from 4-6pm. There will also be an additional 5 hours of asynchronous course work. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL IN-PERSON/SYNCHRONOUS SESSIONS AND COMPLETE ALL ONLINE COURSEWORK IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE FULL CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE. August 23, 2021 from 9:00am - 3:30pm November and March Dates TBD 4:00pm - 6:00pm

30. 2158. Data-Informed Differentiation for Tier 1 Intervention in Reading: Literacy in the Content Areas Grades 6 - 8

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators grades 6 thorugh 8

Dates: 8/23/2021 to 8/24/2021

How do you form your small student groups for explicit strategy instruction in reading comprehension? Have you monitored with anticipated responses, questioning, and error analysis to inform your planning and students' goals? Have you employed cooperative learning structures such as reciprocal teaching and thematic literature circles? In this series of professional learning, educators will advance their thinking to design coherent, data-driven, differentiation to meet the needs of diverse students, including students with exceptional needs and English Language Learners. Participants will experience the differentiated strategies as we explore the content through professional articles, videotaped lessons, case study data analysis, and cooperative learning.

31. 2172. Best Practices Math Circles

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 8/30/2021 to 11/15/2021

Description: Connect with colleagues and work through monthly challenges to incorporate mathematical best practices in your classroom. Have the accountability and support to implement positive change in your instruction. This course is responsive to the needs of the group. Monthly challenges will be based on group needs and desires.

32. 2104. Achieving Literacy Gains for Students with Limited English

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021

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

33. 2105. Applying Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Classroom Management

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Grades K-12 Educators including Teacher Assistants

Dates: 9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021

This course will deeply analyze and develop strategies for improving classroom management. All strategies are evidence- based and will help teachers improve their management of physical space, instruction, routine development, correcting behavior and issuing consequences. Teachers will develop proactive strategies that will improve student learning outcomes and behavioral outcomes.

34. 2133. Literacy Demands on Adolescents

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021

Literacy skills are essential in order to participate in today's increasingly global society and economy that demand the ability to effectively use literacy in multiple contexts for multiple purposes. Today's adolescents have greater literacy demands placed upon them than ever before as they prepare to enter an adult world that requires their ability to read, write, and speak successfully. Today's teachers face greater challenges than ever before in meeting the increasingly diverse literacy needs of their students in order to prepare them for success in the adult world. This course will prepare you to assist your adolescent students who struggle with literacy to achieve literacy success by providing strategies and techniques that you can incorporate into your secondary classroom in order to scaffold your students' literacy development. In this course, you will learn to implement research-based instructional practices that scaffold adolescents' literacy development in the areas of motivation, engagement, reading expository text, using prior knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and studying. Additionally, you will learn to implement research-based assessment techniques that will allow you to monitor your students' growth and adjust your instructional practices to foster their continued progress.

35. 2134. Advancing ELL Family-School Relationships

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021

English Language Learners are the fastest growing group of students in today's schools services. This course will assist educators in developing strategies and skills to understand ELL students' backgrounds and how to establish and grow strong family relationships. Educators will develop classroom skills to use in their classrooms to improve instructional outcomes. Educators will examine belief systems and research based practices for serving diverse cultures and languages in the classroom, as well as methods for ensuring a positive classroom culture and climate.

36. 2173. Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom Part 2: Six Week Challenge

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 9/1/2021 to 10/6/2021

Description: This course is for K-12 educators who have previously taken my "Developing a Growth Mindset Classroom” course. This course guides participants through weekly challenges and supports educators as they work to implement the principles of Growth Mindset in their classrooms. The course will meet live for one hour a week for six weeks over zoom. The other allotted hour a week is to read, respond, and plan for the weekly challenge

37. 2135. Aligning your ELA Class to the Next Generation Learning Standards

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021

As we transition into another governing set of learning standards, it is essential to unpack and familiarize ourselves with the Next Generation Learning Standards. While it can be frustrating to align our classrooms to yet another set of standards, it is essential to realize that these standards are aiming to better support educators in their instructional practice and provide us with the tools for preparing our students for the 21st Century. This course will assist educators in getting started with the Next Generation Learning Standards, and aligning their materials and lessons to these new and improved requirements. Each educator will have the opportunity to create student resources, collaborate with their peers, and exchange ideas and best practices.

38. 2136. Aligning your Math Class to the Next Generation Learning Standards

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021

As we transition into another governing set of learning standards, it is essential to unpack and familiarize ourselves with the Next Generation Learning Standards. While it can be frustrating to align our classrooms to yet another set of standards, it is essential to realize that these standards are aiming to better support educators in their instructional practice and provide us with the tools for preparing our students for the 21st Century. This course will assist educators in getting started with the Next Generation Learning Standards, and aligning their materials and lessons to these new and improved requirements. Each educator will have the opportunity to create student resources, collaborate with their peers, and exchange ideas and best practices.

39. 2137. Aligning your Science Class to the Next Generation Learning Standards

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Instructors K-12

Dates: 10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021

As we transition into another governing set of learning standards, it is essential to unpack and familiarize ourselves with the Next Generation Learning Standards. While it can be frustrating to align our classrooms to yet another set of standards, it is essential to realize that these standards are aiming to better support educators in their instructional practice and provide us with the tools for preparing our students for the 21st Century. This course will assist educators in getting started with the Next Generation Learning Standards, and aligning their materials and lessons to these new and improved requirements. Each educator will have the opportunity to create student resources, collaborate with their peers, and exchange ideas and best practices.

40. 2162. Equity and Cultural Bias

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021

The world is ever evolving and change is eminent right now. What will this change look like in schools? This course will outline the facts, share the resources and detailed information as we move forward and guide our most valuable assets (our students) through their world. I might even mention that our students may be there already, and it is time for us to move with them and help them be heard. Looking into what we can do as educators is the first step in the right direction. Not knowing where to start is something I hear daily from many people. In light of that, this course will stand as every resource I could find from legitimate sources including videos, books, blogs, social media, how to take action articles and truly help you look deep within. When you leave this course, you will have a guide that you create tailored to your grade level with ways to make a difference and be heard.

41. 2174. Book Study: Mindset by Carol Dweck

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

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

Description: Growth Mindset is a popular idea these days but do you understand how to foster a growth mindset in your students? Go back to the source, Carol Dweck's book Mindset, in order to deeply understand the why and how. This book study will help you lay a foundation to transform your teaching practice, fostering growth and learning in your students. This book study will be structured with discussion prompts for each chapter and two synchronous sessions to discuss ideas presented in the text. Participants will be responsible for securing their own copy of the text.

42. 2163. Setting Students Up for Success: Showcasing Their Voice Through Choice

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K through 12

Dates: 10/4/2021 to 10/27/2021

Description: How can teachers utilize technology to give their students not only a voice in their learning, but also choice in their presentation. This course will focus on a variety of technology tools and resources that can be utilized within the classroom for projects, hands-on-learning, and presentations.

43. 2155.Principles of Extraordinary Math

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 10/21/2021

Explore the latest research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Whether you are a teacher or teaching assistant, an administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this course will help you. In these sessions, based on the work of Stanford Professor Jo Boaler, participants will learn new strategies, have time to try them in the classroom, and then reflect and discuss the results. What a great opportunity to meet other teachers and have a chance to discuss best practice during this synchronous course.

44. 2164. Supporting Students Mental Health and Stress

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/8/2021 to 10/22/2021

Course Description: This class will take a deeper look at a variety of mental issues with a focus on warning signs and strategies. Childhood mental illness is on the rise globally and the level of stress among children is massive. While we cannot take the place of professional therapists, we can certainly keep a watchful eye, and provide parents with resources, tools and knowledge. We will review digital media resources to check for accuracy and dissect social media using the Common Sense Media website and a variety of Apps. We will sum up the class by creating lesson plans and creating a hands-on stress catcher and the Calm App that can be implemented into your curriculum.

45. 2159.Scaffolding Strategies for Content Literacy in Middle School

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators grades 5 through 12 all areas

Dates: 10/16/2021

Differentiation consists of the efforts of teachers to respond to variance among learners in the classroom. The four elements to differentiate are environment, content, process, and products. Data and scaffolding strategies inform the pedagogical decisions for both teacher presentation and student acquisition. We will share high leverage, research-evident instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners, including ELLs and SWDs.
Description: Have you noticed that your students, including English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities, are developing early word reading skills, even surpassing their monolingual peers in fluency, but their comprehension performance is about three grade levels behind? You are invited to join our collaborative inquiry into this problem of practice by exploring two seminal works by Dr. Nonie Lesaux and Dr. Emily Galloway (2017) on the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Advanced Literacies: Brief #2 What Goes into Reading Comprehension? and #6 Academic Language and Vocabulary.

47. 2175. Cultural Competence Now- Book Study

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators k-12

Dates: 10/26/2021 to 12/14/2021

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This book study will focus on Vernita Mayfield's book Cultural Competence Now. Teachers will engage with the content and the activities in the book while also exploring their own ideas related to cultural competence in education.

48. 2138. All Learning Types: Differentiating Instruction to Meet the NGLS

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 11/1/2021

This course is designed to provide educators with the resources to create a learning environment that will maximize the potential for student success by using the strategies associated with differentiated instruction. In this course the educator will gain knowledge of how to manage instructional time in a way that meets curriculum standards and also provides motivating, challenging, and meaningful experiences for school age students by differentiating instruction. Participants will be presented with a variety of strategies for differentiating instruction by establishing a foundation in the principles of differentiated instruction. They will understand what defines differentiation and recognize their role and responsibilities in a differentiated learning community. Practical applications of how to differentiate with the content, process, and product will be explored while planning differentiated lessons. They will establish quality criteria and assessments to clarify and evaluate assignments. At the end of this course the educator will be able to modify, adapt, and design new approaches to instruction in response to students' needs, interests, and learning preferences. They will possess a repertoire of strategies for differentiating instruction that will allow them to respond to the diverse needs of the students in their classroom.

49. 2139. Anxiety and Stress Management in a School Setting

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021

Anxiety and stress are major factors in the lives of both school professionals and students. The purpose of this course is to enhance student performance by minimizing the negative effects of stress in the classroom. Participants learn a working definition of stress and anxiety, study research findings on the cause of stress, learn reasons explaining its impact upon teaching and learning, and conduct a thorough assessment of stress factors in their classrooms. This knowledge facilitates application of tools and techniques to identify, prevent, and manage stressors to improve academic success. Participants will also identify specific students experiencing debilitating stress and take actions to address these problems and help the student restore personal equilibrium and enhance their performance. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers and school professionals.

50. 2167. Social Readjustment Tools and Strategies

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 11/1/2021 to 12/3/2021

Course Description: As students return to the classroom, we, as teachers, need to be prepared for the transition that comes with it. Many students are coming back into the classroom for the first time in over a year. They will now have to adjust to the classroom structure and, with it, teacher and school expectations as well as safety and health protocols. In addition, many students, during distance learning, have been doing schoolwork from the comfort of their bed (some without any adult supervision) so transitioning back into the classroom may be a difficult one. There will also be mental health challenges as young children struggle with separation anxiety, fear of getting sick, the death of a family member or they might be feeling the effects of a parent's job loss. In this online course, we will discuss how to balance instruction since we will have students coming back at varying academic levels and what strategies we can employ to support these learners. We will also examine what social emotional tools and mental health resources we can put in place to help our students make a smooth transition back into the classroom. At the conclusion of the class, you will have the tools needed to set a positive tone in the classroom and to re engage students in a safe space

51. 2168. Supporting Students Mental Health and Stress

Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 11/8/2021 to 11/22/2021

This class will take a deeper look at a variety of mental issues with a focus on warning signs and strategies. Childhood mental illness is on the rise globally and the level of stress among children is massive. While we cannot take the place of professional therapists, we can certainly keep a watchful eye, and provide parents with resources, tools and knowledge. We will review digital media resources to check for accuracy and dissect social media using the common sense media website and a variety of Apps. We will sum up the class by creating lesson plans and creating a hands-on stress catcher and the Calm App that can be implemented into your curriculum.