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1. Cultural Proficiency (UNY 811)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Adelphi Univ Garden City Campus (Garden City, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 6/10/2018

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UNY 811 Adelphi University
This course engages participants in conversations and activities concerning the impact and influence of race, culture, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, and class on educational practice. Educators' and students' cultural and/or racial identities are explored within the concept of culturally proficient instruction: using available tools and strategies to create learning environments that support diverse learners and improve teaching, coaching, and leading in and out of the classroom.

Three Required Text(s):Culturally Proficient Instruction: A Guide for People Who Teach, ISBN #9781412924313; How to Teach Students that Don't Look Like Me. ISBN #9781412924474 & What is it About Me You Can't Teach? An Instructional Guide for the Urban Educator, ISBN #9781412937641.
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

2. Culturally Responsive Teaching with Diverse Learners (EDU 661125)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Bellmore-John F. Kennedy HS (Bellmore, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 6/16/2018

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EDU 661125 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on improving student outcomes by increasing teacher understanding of the impact of race, culture and language in the learning environment. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) is a research-based method designed to enhance student engagement by implementing strategies to develop stronger relationships, culturally-inclusive curriculum and instruction techniques and positive learning environments. Participants examine the elements of Culturally Responsive Teaching through personal reflection and development of culturally competent strategies to effectively differentiate instruction for students from linguistically, culturally and racially diverse backgrounds. Participants deepen knowledge of their own cultural background and the impact on instruction while implementing strategies to increase connections with students and improve learning outcomes through culturally-relevant curriculum and instruction.

Three Required Texts:
-How to Teach Students Who Dont Look Like You: Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies, ISBN #9781452257914
-Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning: Classroom practices for student success , ISBN #9781425806866
-Participant Booklet available as a download in Frontline.

Optional but not Required Text: Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, research and practice, ISBN #9780807750780

3. Inclusion: Education for All K-12 (UNY 729)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Adelphi Univ Garden City Campus (Garden City, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 6/10/2018

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UNY 729 Adelphi University
Designed for both special education and general education teachers at all grade levels, this course introduces participants to the process of planning for an inclusive classroom. Participants learn:
(1) the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act,
(2) the collaborative process for designing and implementing curriculum and instruction for all inclusive classrooms,
(3) how to modify curriculum, instruction, and assessment across the content areas, and
(4) how to develop the social skills of students.

Required Text: Inclusive Classroom, The Strategies for Effective Instruction, ISBN #9780132659857, 5th edition
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.

4. Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning (EDU 661106)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Plainedge HS (North Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/2/2018 to 6/16/2018

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EDU 661106 SUNY Empire State College
Using a standards-based approach as its foundation, Student Engagement and Standards-Based Learning is a Performance Learning Systems® course that explores high-impact learning activities designed to help teachers optimize student learning. Participants will use standards as a basis for designing learning activities, assessments, and scoring guides and will prioritize learning based on curriculum.

Using alignment criteria and the POINT design components, participants will evaluate, modify, expand, and design standards-based learning activities in order to maximize student learning, engagement, and achievement. A variety of learning activities aligned to standards and the QFL (Questions for Life) Process Skills are featured in this course as participants learn to address the needs of 21st Century Learners and foster progress toward deeper retention and transfer of learning.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Plainedge Teacher Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

5. 10 hour Online Seminar - Advanced Assessment Strategies

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: III.6, V.I, V.2, V.3, V.4, V.5, VI.3
Danielson Aligned: 1F,3D

Deepening Knowledge: Advanced Level

Participants will explore strategies to diversify and provide choice among assessments (including group/team assessments) that are aligned with outcomes and Common Core State Standards. This seminar also examines how to effectively share assignments, assessments, and rubrics with additional audiences (e.g., parents, school, community, blogs, and websites) in order to inform, improve, and acquire meaningful feedback from multiple perspectives about the entire assessment experience.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

6. 10 hour Online Seminar - Enhancing Knowledge of Students

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.1, I.2, I.3, I.5, II.6, III.2, III.4, III.6, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1B

Previously titled: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students

In this seminar, participants will explore student cognitive, social, and emotional developmental stages. The seminar also explores how to address gaps and avoid misconceptions about student development and capability. With a solid foundation in developmental patterns, participants will apply and evaluate strategies designed to engage their students with content.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

7. 10 hour Online Seminar - Fundamentals of Assessment

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: III.6, V.1, V.2, V.3, V.4
Danielson Aligned: 1F,3D

Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

This seminar examines the fundamentals of planning and designing both formative and summative assessments that are congruent with instructional outcomes. Participants will design new and improve existing assessments (aligned with outcomes and Common Core State Standards) to use with their students.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

8. 10 hour Online Seminar - Instruction of Assessment

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: III.6, V.1, V.2, V.3, VI.3
Danielson Aligned: 1F,3D

Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

Participants will gain extensive experience with monitoring and adjusting student learning, providing feedback to students, and facilitating student self-assessment and progress monitoring. This seminar also explores uses for authentic and performance assessment as well as increased uses of formative assessment (aligned with outcomes and Common Core State Standards.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

9. 10 hour Online Seminar - Responsive Teaching: Advanced

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, I.3, I.4, 1.5, III.3, III.4, III.6, IV.4, V.2, V.3
Danielson Aligned: 3E

Deepening Knowledge: Advanced Level
Previously titled: Advanced Strategies for Flexible and Responsive Teaching

Participants will examine when to make major or minor adjustments to a lesson/unit, opportunities for teachable moments that build on student interests, and persistent approaches for students who need help. More responsibility is passed along to students who can offer feedback about what is and isn't working. Participants will become advocates for students, educating families, and forming effective partnerships with students, teachers, and other stakeholders.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

10. 10 hour Online Seminar - Responsive Teaching: Intermediate

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, I.3, II.1, II.3, II.4, III.1, III.3, III.4, III.5
Danielson Aligned: 3E

Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

Previously titled: Flexible and Responsive Teaching

Participants will explore the teacher's role in a classroom environment specifically designed to support self-directed student learning and teacher-student collaboration. This seminar examines the instructional flexibility teachers need to create a repertoire of alternate activities and strategies, and have the ability to rapidly implement them.

Participants have a maximum of 45 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

11. 15 hour Online Seminar - Responsive Teaching: Basic

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, I.3, II.1, II.2, II.3, II.4, II.5, III.1, III.3, III.4, III.5
Danielson Aligned: 3E

Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

Previously titled: Fundamentals of Flexible and Responsive Teaching


This seminar explores the essential foundation a teacher needs to accommodate student interests, explain outcomes, create activities, and design instruction to ensure engagement and success among all students in a flexible and responsive classroom. Participants will examine, implement, and reflect on the basics of lesson adjustment, teachable moments, and seek resources for students who need help.

Participants have a maximum of 90 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

12. 3 hour Online Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71) - Section 1

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today. There are several assessments included in the seminar worth a total of 35 points. Participants must score a minimum of 29/35 (83%) points to fulfill the NYSED requirement.

This workshop fulfills the state requirements for the 3 hour Autism training in the needs of students with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in Professional Learning (formerly MLP) to complete all assignments.

There is no refund once the log in and enrollment link have been sent to the participant.

This is an online seminar. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion. For participants who successfully complete the requirements, a certificate of completion will be provided. Participants are asked to submit a Training in the Needs of Students with Autism Reporting Form so we may electronically report attendance to the NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives. ELT will retain verification of workshop completion for no less than six years from the date of the workshop.

Online Requirement:Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

13. 5 Hour Online Seminar - Academic Language for English Learners: What Teachers Need to Know

Program: Online Seminars

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: On-Line

New
Academic language development is a critical component of instruction for all learners. As a result, both the NYS ELA/Literacy Standards, as well as the NYS Bilingual Common Core Progressions, focus closely on academic language development. This seminar will help general education teachers target and improve academic language for all learners across disciplines and grade levels, particularly those who are learning English. Participants will identify the differences between social and academic language, analyze the academic language demands of a text, and examine research-based strategies for targeting academic language development in all domains of language. Participants will reflect on and strategically redesign a lesson based on NYS standards and best practices for English learners.

NYS Teaching Standards
This seminar addresses NYS Teaching Standards: I.2, I.3, I.5, II.3, II.5, III.1, III.3, III.4, IV.2, V.1, V.2, VII.1, and VII.2

Online Requirement:Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

14. 5 hour Online Seminar - Advanced Grouping Strategies

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.3, II.2, II.6, III.1, IV.3, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 1E, 2C, 3C

Deepening Knowledge: Advanced Level

Participants will create several alternative resources for grouping students, with a focus on differentiation. This seminar explores advanced use of materials and resources that support outcomes and engage students in meaningful learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

15. 5 hour Online Seminar - Classroom Communication

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: III.1, III.3, IV.3, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 3A

Participants will explore methods for engaging students in meaningful work, clarifying limits, facilitating student choice, and encouraging accurate communication.


Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

16. 5 hour Online Seminar - Communicating Clear Directions and Procedures

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: III.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 3A

Previously titled: Communicating Directions and Procedures

Participants will define rules, directions, and procedures as they apply to the classroom and analyze strategies for effectively communicating them to students. This seminar shares strategies for practicing and reinforcing classroom procedures as well as how to evaluate methods for communicating directions clearly to all students.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

17. 5 hour Online Seminar - Content Exploration and Student Engagement

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.I, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.4, III.5, IV.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 3C

Previously titled: Student Engagement and Exploration


When student engagement is minds-on (involving intellectual activity), students develop their understanding through what they do. This seminar examines how to engage students in intellectual, active exploration with important and challenging content.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

18. 5 hour Online Seminar - Creating a Caring Classroom Culture

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.5, IV.2, IV.1, IV.4, VI.1
Danielson Aligned: 2A

Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

Previously titled: Creating a Culture of Respect and Rapport

This seminar emphasizes the foundation for creating a classroom of mutual respect, care, and trust. Participants will explore the qualities that characterize effective, caring teachers and identify the ways in which their beliefs and expectations about teaching and learning can inform and sustain their leadership abilities.


Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

19. 5 hour Online Seminar - Demonstrating Student Pride

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: III.5, IV.1, 1V.2
Danielson Aligned: 2B

Previously titled: Student Pride in Work


Participants will examine how students can support and encourage one another while also taking pride in their accomplishments. Participants will also explore student risk taking in a safe environment, reflection, encouragement, peer review, and goal setting.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

20. 5 hour Online Seminar - Designing Lessons, Units, and Learning Activities

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, 1.3, II.4, II.5, III.1, III.3, V.I, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1E

Participants will examine how to create and differentiate learning activities that are tightly aligned to instructional outcomes and suitable to all students. They will also explore how to design lesson and unit structures that are clear, progress evenly, allow for different pathways according to diverse student needs, accommodate content that is connected to other disciplines, and allow for transfer of learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

21. 5 hour Online Seminar - Effective Recordkeeping

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: V.2, V.3, V.4, VI.4
Danielson Aligned: 4B

Previously titled: Maintaining Accurate Records


In this seminar, participants will explore how to keep accurate records of instructional and noninstructional events, including completion of assignments, student progress in learning, school records outside of the classroom, and student responsibility for contributing to and maintaining these records.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

22. 5 hour Online Seminar - Effective Uses of Language

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: III.3, IV.2, V.2, V.5
Danielson Aligned: 3A

This seminar examines the need for spoken and written language that is clear and correct, with vocabulary appropriate to students' ages and interests. Participants will explore how language influences students' understanding of what they are expected to do as well as the rationale behind it. Methods for bringing content to life through strategies such as metaphor, analogy, vocabulary, and expressive language will be examined.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace and will receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

23. 5 hour Online Seminar - Engaging Instructional Groups

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: II.2, III.1, III.5, IV.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 1E, 2C, 3C

Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

In this seminar, participants will discover strategies for forming and adjusting engaging, productive instructional groups where students assume some responsibility for their group's productivity. This seminar introduces grouping methods, how to assign roles and responsibilities, and creating expectations for group work.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

24. 5 hour Online Seminar - Enhancing Knowledge of Resources

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.1, I.2, I.3, I.4, I.5, II.2, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 1D

Previously titled: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources

Participants will evaluate the resources available to them and their students, including those used in the classroom, those available outside the classroom, those for teachers to advance their professional knowledge and skill, and those that provide noninstructional assistance to students.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

25. 5 hour Online Seminar - Evaluating Professional Performance

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.3, II.5, VI.1, VI.2, VI.3, VII.1, VII.2
Danielson Aligned: 4A

Previously titled: Reflecting on Teaching


This seminar synthesizes the teacher's need to reflect upon planning, implementation, assessment, and follow-up in order to decide what was effective about the lesson and where revisions are necessary. Participants will evaluate a lesson's effectiveness, success in achieving outcomes, alternative actions, and student/teacher reflection.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

26. 5 hour Online Seminar - Explaining Content: Student to Student

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.1, I.6, II.2, II.3, II.4, II.6, III.1, III.4, III.5, IV.2, IV.3, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 3A

Participants will explore strategies for facilitating student-centered and peer-to-peer learning. Utilizing approaches that integrate 21st Century skills, this seminar explores tools that effectively engage students in the collaborative learning process.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

27. 5 hour Online Seminar - Explaining Content: Teacher to Student

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.3, I.6, II.1, II.2, II.3, II.6, III.1, III.3, III.4, III.5, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 3A

Participants will explore how to effectively present, explain, and design activities related to content. This seminar also examines strategies and activities that teachers can apply to make connections to student interests, experiences, backgrounds, and prior knowledge.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

28. 5 hour Online Seminar - Facilitating Classroom Discussions

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.2, III.1, III.4, III.5, IV.2, IV.3, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Participants will learn how to implement effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques to help them encourage, redirect, engage, and challenge students in successful classroom discussions that enhance student learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

29. 5 hour Online Seminar - Involving and Interacting with Families

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.4, VI.1, VI.3
Danielson Aligned: 4C

Previously titled: Communicating with Families


This seminar examines how and when teachers should provide information about student progress and the instructional program to families. Participants will explore how to successfully engage families in the instructional program with professionalism and keen cultural sensitivity, as well as how students can participate and contribute ideas to the program.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

30. 5 hour Online Seminar - Learning Expectations

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.3, I.5, II.3, II.4, II.5, III.3, V.2, VII.1
Danielson Aligned: 3A

Previously titled: Setting Expectations for Learning

Participants will explore when and how to make the purposes of their lessons or units clear, position those lessons around key concepts for broader learning, and link them to student interests. This seminar examines ways teachers can communicate to students the importance of what they are undertaking and clarify what they are learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

31. 5 hour Online Seminar - Organizing the Physical Classroom

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.5, IV.4, VI.2, VI.4
Danielson Aligned: 2E

Previously titled: Organizing Physical Space


Participants will analyze needs and make adjustments to ensure a safe physical classroom environment. They will examine appropriate resources for classroom and student use, furniture arrangement conducive to activities, designing the physical layout of the classroom, and selecting resources for classroom and student use to ensure that all students can see and hear classroom events.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

32. 5 hour Online Seminar - Participating in Student-Led Discussions

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: II.2, II.3, II.5, III.1, III.5, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Participants will explore techniques designed to ensure that all students contribute to classroom discussions in an environment where students help to ensure that all voices are heard. This seminar explores how to ask high-quality questions that deepen student understanding, methods for promoting student learning through discussion, and ways to ensure meaningful student contributions to the discussions.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

33. 5 hour Online Seminar - Preparing to Participate: Student-Led Discussions

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: II.2, II.3, II.5, III.1, III.5, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Participants will explore how to teach their students to ask high-quality questions and ways to invite all students' views to be heard. A solid foundation of student responsibility and accountability create the conditions that must be in place for meaningful discussions where all voices are heard and listened to.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

34. 5 hour Online Seminar - Productive Student Grouping

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.3, I.5, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.4, III.5, III.6, IV.2, IV.3, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1E, 2C, 3C

Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

This seminar focuses on student choice in grouping, student reflection, and further explores more complex grouping methods as well as teaching students how to work productively. Participants will explore how to develop groups that meet the intended learning of lessons.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

35. 5 hour Online Seminar - Sparking Student Engagement

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, II.5, III.1, III.5, IV.2
Danielson Aligned: 2B

In this seminar, participants will implement and evaluate various instructional strategies such as project-based learning and active learning to promote engagement and participation in the classroom.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

36. 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Grouping and Supportive Resources

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.6, II.6, III.1, IV.3, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 1E

Participants will examine appropriate uses of technology, groups designed to enhance student learning, and materials and resources that are suitable to all students. This seminar emphasizes the need for student choice and input in the design process.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

37. 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Learning and Achievement

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.4, I.5, II.2, III.3, IV.2, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 2B

Previously titled: Expectations for Learning and Achievement


Participants will evaluate how teacher, student, family, and school community involvement create accountability for student achievement in which all members support the value of learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the day they begin their seminar to complete. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

38. 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Participation in Purposeful Discussions

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: III.1, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, III.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Previously titled: Student Participation


This seminar examines how to facilitate animated classroom discussions where all students are engaged, all perspectives are sought, and all voices are heard. Participants will construct a student-centered classroom where students assume responsibility for maintaining momentum and equality in discussions.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

39. 5 hour Online Seminar - Student-to-Student Interactions

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: II.2, III.5, IV.1, IV.3
Danielson Aligned: 2A

Deepening Knowledge: Advance Level

Participants will explore the benefits of students genuinely caring for one another in a healthy school environment. Participants will discover how to teach respectful verbal and nonverbal behavior as well as team building strategies that support learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

40. 5 hour Online Seminar - Teacher-to-Student Interactions

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.4, I.5, IV.1, VI.3, VI.1
Danielson Aligned: 2A

Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

This seminar examines the teacher's role of interacting with students in an environment of respect and rapport. Participants will explore when and how to use effective verbal and nonverbal skills and work with families to enhance their relationships with students.


Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

41. 5 hour Online Seminar - Types of Learning Activities

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, III.4, IV.2,
Danielson Aligned: 3C

This seminar focuses exclusively on types of learning activities that promote deep learning aligned with the goals of the lesson and allow students to exercise some choice.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

42. 5 hour Online Seminar - Working with Volunteers and Paraprofessionals

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: VI.1, VI.2, VI.4, VII.1, VII.3, VII.4
Danielson Aligned: 2C

Previously titled: Supervising Volunteers and Paraprofessionals

Volunteers and paraprofessionals can make substantive contribution to the classroom environment. Participants will acquire the skills to support volunteers and paraprofessionals, including developing guidelines, explaining duties, providing training, and discussing standards.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

43. 7 hour Online Seminar - Generating Purposeful Discussions

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.6, II.2, III.1, III.2, III.4, III.6, IV.2, IV.3, V.1, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Previously titled: Discussion Techniques


This seminar explores how effective discussion techniques promote student engagement with content, create opportunities for students to reflect upon what they have learned, and encourage student consideration of new possibilities. Participants will evaluate how to support a classroom where students assume high levels of participation in classroom discussions and take responsibility for their own learning.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

44. 8 hour Online Seminar - Classroom Management Procedures

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: IV.3, IV.4, VI.4
Danielson Aligned: 2C

Previously titled: Managing Classroom Procedures


This seminar explores seamless integration of transitions, routines for handling materials and supplies, and performance of noninstructional duties. Participants will explore how to encourage students to assume responsibility for ensuring efficient procedures in a well-managed classroom.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

45. 8 hour Online Seminar - Demonstrating Professionalism: Advanced

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: VI.1, VI.2, VI.3, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3
Danielson Aligned: 4F

Deepening Knowledge: Advanced Level

Previously titled: Enhancing Professionalism


Participants in the advanced seminar will explore their roles in supporting novice teachers, facilitating professional learning communities, taking the lead on school and district projects, facilitating a peer feedback program, and overseeing professional growth plans.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

46. 8 hour Online Seminar - Demonstrating Professionalism: Basic

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: IV.1, VI.1, VI.4, VII.1, VII.2, VII.4
Danielson Aligned: 4D

Deepening Knowledge: Novice Level

Previously titled: Exploring Professionalism


Participants will be introduced to the benefits of a professional learning community and a culture of professional inquiry where they share strategies and develop relationships with colleagues. Participants will also explore the professional benefits of providing volunteer services to school and district projects, strategies and methods to stay informed about content and pedagogy, seeking out and welcoming feedback from colleagues, and creating a professional growth plan.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

47. 8 hour Online Seminar - Demonstrating Professionalism: Intermediate

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: VI.1, VI.2, VI.4, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3, VII.4
Danielson Aligned: 4E

Deepening Knowledge: Intermediate Level

Previously titled: Developing Professionalism


Participants will experience the benefits of a professional learning community and explore how they can promote a culture of professional inquiry. This seminar emphasizes the need for a developing professional to assume leadership role among faculty, participate in school and district projects, facilitate opportunities for professional development, observe and provide feedback to colleagues, and assist peers with their professional growth plans.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

48. 8 hour Online Seminar - Effective Instructional Outcomes

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.3, II.4, III.3, V.2
Danielson Aligned: 1C

Previously titled: Setting Instructional Outcomes


In this seminar, participants will create and analyze instructional outcomes that represent high expectations and rigor, build on prior learning, and connect to other disciplines. They will offer careful consideration of assessment methods (how students will demonstrate achievement of outcomes) and explore how to align the outcomes to Common Core State Standards. This seminar also explores how participants can create a balance among types of learning and different disciplines, as well as how to differentiate the learning experiences for diverse learners.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

49. 8 hour Online Seminar - Enhancing Content and Pedagogical Knowledge

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: II.1, II.3, II.5, VI.1, VI.2, VII.1, VII.2, VII.4
Danielson Aligned: 1A

This seminar explores how participants can improve their content backgrounds, pedagogy, resources, and professional responsibilities in their specific content areas. Participants will explore methods for sharing their content knowledge and professional development beyond the classroom to make a difference in the profession.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

50. 8 hour Online Seminar - Promoting Student Engagement

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: II.2, II.3, II.6, III.1, III.4, III.5, IV.2, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 3C

Previously titled: Engaging Students in Learning

This seminar explores activities and assignments that promote deep learning, engage all students, and encourage students to initiate or adapt activities to enhance their understanding. Participants will also examine instructional materials and resources that engage students, as well as how to provide student choice among materials. This module also examines lesson structure and pacing that allows opportunity for reflection and closure.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

51. Online Session I - Adolescent Literacy Grades 7-12 (EDU 661220) Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661220 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course is designed for classroom teachers in grades 7-12 as well as individuals interested in adolescent literacy. As the course progresses, students will take an in-depth look at what adolescent literacy looks like in the 21st century American classroom, including increased awareness of Common Core Standards as they apply to content area literacy instruction. The role literacy plays in how adolescents construct meaning of the world, and their place in it will forefront instruction, discussions, and assignments.

Literacy is no longer the sole responsibility of the reading and English teacher. Research has shown that elevating literacy levels enhances the learning and performance of learners in all of the content areas. It is difficult for students to succeed in any content area if they cannot read instructions, interpret word problems, write up the results of a lab report, or interpret visual texts. Strategies and motivational techniques that encourage native English speakers and students who are learning English as a New Language to develop and refine their proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing, both in school and in out of school settings, will be explored.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Required Text(s): I Read It, But I Don't Get It Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers, ISBN #9781571100894.
Differentiated Instruction Literacy Strategies Grades 7-12, ISBN #9781412996471
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

52. Online Session I - Applied Behavior Analysis (UNY 807) Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 807 Adelphi University
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course presents the seminal research on antisocial behavior and provides educators with effective strategies for managing antisocial behavior across a number of learning environments. The course takes the research to the next level for students who do not respond to basic prevention through effective classroom management. Applied Behavior Analysis will provide teachers and support staff with the information, tools, and skills they need to prevent a great deal of antisocial behavior and/or to manage much of this behavior when it arises.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

No required textbook or materials needed.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

53. Online Session I - Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood through Adolescence (EDUC 507) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 507 Mercy College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
Examination and analysis of effective literacy instruction for students at all levels. This course includes the exploration of appropriate techniques for diverse learners. Techniques for continued assessment in reading, remediation, and enrichment will also be discussed. Requires practical application of methods in classroom and field assignments such as observation records, tutoring, and diagnostic evaluation and analysis.

*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.


Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: Basic Reading Inventory Pre-Primer Thru Grade 12, ISBN# 9780757598524 & Teaching Reading in Today's Elementary Schools, ISBN# 9781111298128.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

54. Online Session I - Assessment for Student Learning (EDU 678) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 678 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
By exploring current research in assessment, this course enables educators to understand the connections among subject matter knowledge and assessment in the K-12 classroom as it aligns itself to current New York State and federal mandates assisting teachers to target the Learning Standards. Through this course, participants will investigate and examine contemporary assessment methods and strategies suggested by prominent experts in the field in an effort to develop different types of assessment tools; will be able to create teacher-made tests that target different ability levels including exceptional-need students; and will be able to design and apply rubrics in their curricula areas.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Textbooks:Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know, 7th ed., ISBN #9780132868600 & How to Assess Authentic Learning, 5th ed., ISBN #9781412962797

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

55. Online Session I - Building Mathematical Understanding Grades 3-5 (EDU 661116) Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661116 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course is intended to help those who teach mathematics in Grades 3-5 understand the mathematical content, how mathematical ideas develop, and how to implement successful teaching practices that make it more likely for students to grasp and be comfortable with mathematics. The course includes research findings on which the teaching of solid mathematics is based. It highlights teacher practices that researchers found to be associated with greater learning of mathematics and that teachers found to be relevant and vital for teaching mathematics in all grades K-12 with a focus on grades 3-5.

The course aligns the Ten Principles of Thinking Mathematics, the NYS P-12 Learning Standards for Mathematics, the Standards of Mathematical Practice and the National Research Council's Strands of Mathematical Proficiency, all vital frameworks for teaching mathematics. The research behind these principles is explained with models and explanations from within multiplicative structures and discusses the implications for teaching multiplication and division which is the essence of the work of Grades 3-5.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades 3-5 ISBN # 9781936764006 & the second is available as a download via Frontline.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

56. Online Session I - Building Positive Connections with Diverse Families and Communities (EDU 661101) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661101 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. Participants will have a collection of tools, resources and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 5/30/2018 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.



All materials on Moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

57. Online Session I - Bullying: Preventing the Problem (EDU 661100) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661100 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
Developing strong and positive connections with families and communities is critical in our educational settings today. This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. This course has been designed to provide enough variety in the readings, activities, reflections, and discussions that each participant should find practical value in the diversity of perspectives.
The final project will be a portfolio of issues and activities that relate to a model of one's choice, combined with an action plan. By the end of the course participants will have a collection of tools, resources, and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: School Where Everyone Belongs, ISBN #9780878225842 & Touching Spirit Bear, ISBN #9780380805600. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

58. Online Session I - Creative Controversy (UNY 706) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 706 Adelphi University
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Learning Standards and to prepare students who are College and Career Ready in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.

Participants will learn how to structure academic controversies in their classroom using the Johnson's Five Step Process. This process uses academic controversy to teach students how to build content knowledge using informational texts to construct arguments based on close readings of increasingly complex texts, to shift perspectives on controversial issues, and to write reasoned reports that synthesize the best arguments from two points of view.

Participants will learn how to select and use structured intellectual controversies that will: increase student engagement, intellectual curiosity, motivation to learn, leadership, decision-making, communication, and conflict management skills. Participants will increase their understanding of how to use cooperative learning with their students to teach the social skills of participation, cooperation, and consensus.

Required Text: Creative Controversy:Intellectual Challenge in the Classroom.
Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

59. Online Session I - Curricular Assessment and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (EDUC 516M) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

Wait List
EDUC 516M Mercy College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course is designed to develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them implement meaningful instructional and behavioral strategies for effective learning by students with disabilities. Students develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of behavior. In addition, students learn to plan, implement and evaluate behavior management programs for individual students in a variety of learning environments.Students who have previously taken EDUC 654M Behavior Management are not eligible to receive graduate credit for EDUC 516M.
Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Two Required Text(s): Assessing Learners with Special Needs An Applied Approach 8th edition, ISBN #9780133846591 & Functional Assessment: Strategies to Prevent and Remediate Challenging Behavior in School Settings, 4th edition, ISBN #9780133570854. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.


IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT,
-they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

60. Online Session I - Cyberbullying: The New Age of Harrassment (UNY 809) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 809 Adelphi University
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
Advances in technology have radically reshaped the social landscape in which students find themselves. While there are many positive aspects of living in an increasingly wired world, cyberbullying has emerged as a growing concern for children, schools, families and society. Participants will understand what cyberbullying is, its impact upon teaching and learning, and be able to apply strategies and solutions to cyberbullying.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text:School Climate 2.0 ISBN #9781412997836

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

61. Online Session I - Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (EDU 661113) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teacher

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661113 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

62. Online Session I - Dimensions of Learning and Literacy (EDUC 648) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 648 Mercy College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
Perspective on the interdisciplinary views of how children learn, including students with special needs. Students will understand the cognitive (memory, perception, critical thinking), social (group uses of literacy, literacy as a cultural tool), and linguistic (language systems, language variation) interrelationships in the development of literacy.

*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

One Required Text: Lenses on Reading: An Introduction to Theories & Models, ISBN#9781462504701.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

63. Online Session I - Encouraging Student Responsibility & Discipline (EDU 671) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 671 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course examines the classroom environment encountered by most teachers today. Participants explore classroom management techniques and instructional strategies that address students' social and academic needs. Specific behavioral theories are analyzed in terms of their application in the classroom and their effectiveness in developing positive interpersonal skills in students. Practical approaches to behavior issues, violence in schools, attention deficit disorder, and inclusive classrooms are addressed in all course activities. Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Textbooks: What to do with a Kid Who... Self-Discipline and Responsibility, ISBN #9781412937016 & Comprehensive Classroom Management: Creating Communities of Support Problems, 10th ed., ISBN #9780132697088

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

64. Online Session I - Inclusion: Education for All K-12 (UNY 729) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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UNY 729 Adelphi University
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
Designed for both special education and general education teachers at all grade levels, this course introduces participants to the process of planning for an inclusive classroom. Participants learn:
(1) the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act,
(2) the collaborative process for designing and implementing curriculum and instruction for all inclusive classrooms,
(3) how to modify curriculum, instruction, and assessment across the content areas, and
(4) how to develop the social skills of students.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook:Including Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers ISBN #9780133564433

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.

65. Online Session I - Increasing Middle Level Math (EDC 686) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 686 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
The course promotes that curriculum is more than a collection of activities; it must be coherent, focused on problem solving, and articulated across grade levels. Students must connect new knowledge to prior knowledge as they actively build new knowledge from hands-on experiences. The course is well aligned with NCTM standards which promote that students must learn mathematics with understanding and teachers must help the students see the importance and relevance of mathematics in everyday life. The course is divided into four themes,

(1) Fundamentals of Mathematics;
(2) Solving problems through concepts and computations;
(3) Investigations and Process Skills;
(4) Algebra and Functions, and built upon several content strands of Number Sense, Fractions, Decimals, Ration and Proportions, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, 8th ed., ISBN #9780132612265

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

66. Online Session I - Instructional Planning, Strategic Teaching (EDU 661114) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661114 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course is designed to provide participants with instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students at all grade levels. Emphasis will be placed on misconceptions of academic failure; curriculum organization; effective instructional design; curriculum evaluation and instructional strategies that enhance and improve academic performance for all students. The following concepts serve as the basis for the design of curriculum and instruction: core concepts, essential questions, background knowledge, judicious review, strategic integration, cognitive strategies, and mediated scaffolding. Additional strategies and applications introduced in this course include rubrics, graphic organizers, LINCS vocabulary strategy, class wide peer tutoring, note-taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, reciprocal teaching, questioning, and the Socratic Seminar. The implications of brain research and the use of technology are also components of this course. Additionally, many of the practices examined correlate with the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics, the New York State Teaching Standards, and the shifts in Learning Standards implementation.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

All materials on Moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

67. Online Session I - Integrated Co-Teaching: Strategies Enhancing Student Achievement (EDU 661102) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661102 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course is designed for all K-12 educators who are or will be working with a co-teaching model. The course will investigate the pedagogical and practical facets of a co-teaching approach that provides academic instruction to a diverse community of learners (i.e., students within general education, special education, ESL and gifted programs) so that each student may find success.

It will cover topics such as: the background of inclusive teaching, legalities in New York State, a definition of co-teaching, a description of what co-teaching entails, investigation of issues and solutions of co-teaching, as well as, hands-on, practical co-teaching strategies.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Text(s): Purposeful Co-Teaching, ISBN #9781412964494 & A Guide to Co-Teaching: Practical Tips for Facilitating Student Learning, ISBN #9781452257785.
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

68. Online Session I - Learning Technology Across the English Language Arts Curriculum (EDUC 573) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 573 Mercy College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This is a hands-on course focusing on applications of learning technology to enhance the teaching and learning of English Language Arts as defined in the Learning Standards. Effective use of technology for teaching the literacy skills of listening, speaking,reading, and writing to native English speakers and students who are English language learners will be discussed. Criteria for evaluating software and a variety of approaches to integration of technology into the curriculum will be explored as it applies to the age/grade level and content area of the students' teaching certificates. The course will also examine techniques to enable students to collaborate with and support other staff in their schools to develop their own skill in of technology.

*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: Technology to Teach Literacy: A Resource for K-8 Teachers, ISBN# 9780131989757 & Digital and Media Literacy: Connecting Culture and Classroom, ISBN# 9781412981583.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

69. Online Session I - Literacy Instruction for Students with Special Needs (EDUC 561M) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 561M Mercy College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
Candidates will develop competencies enabling them to provide appropriate instruction for students experiencing difficulties in acquiring literacy skills. These include students receiving academic intervention services, and those in compensatory and special education programs.
*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text(s): Reading Problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies, 7th ed.; ISBN #9780132837804

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT,
-they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

70. Online Session I - Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom (EDU 661115) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661115 - SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
Teaching all children to read is a critical responsibility of our elementary teachers. In this course, participants will learn and share the knowledge and skills they will need to be highly effective elementary teachers of literacy. The course will integrate what we have known is good teaching of literacy in the past and will expand the teachers' skills needed to meet the NYS P-12 Learning Standards. The inclusion of diverse students with various needs requires teachers of today to team with other professionals to plan and create an instructional environment that teaches all students to read.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: All Children Read: Teaching for Literacy in Today's Diverse Classrooms, 4th edition, ISBN #9780133066821

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

71. Online Session I - Math Made Meaningful (EDC 663) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 663 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course is designed to help participants help children learn mathematical concepts and skills, including most important, problem solving skills. The course is divided into three parts. The first part provides learning theories as a base for understanding the foundations of mathematics curriculum and how children learn it. It also helps participants apply the learning theories to help children develop foundations of number sense and problem solving. The second part discusses teaching strategies for computational procedures in whole number, fractions and decimals. Third part focuses on investigation and process skills of mathematics including estimation, measurement, geometry and spatial skills.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools: A Learner-Centered Approach,6th edition ISBN #9780133519211

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

72. Online Session I - Maximizing the Learning Environment for Increased Student Achievement and Growth (EDU 661111) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661111 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course addresses the fundamentals aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for education in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for many of the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluations rubrics.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text:All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

73. Online Session I - Middle Level Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (EDC 680) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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EDC 680 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
The course focuses on using brain-based instruction as the basis for powerful learning and processes for making data-driven instructional decisions and for designing curriculum to address the standards. In addition, emphasis is given to three critical instructional strategies: cooperative group instruction, a multiple intelligences approach and higher order thinking.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Text(s): Meet Me in the Middle, ISBN #9781571103284 & Teaching in the Middle School, 4th edition, ISBN #9780132487351. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

74. Online Session I - Multiple Intelligences: Theory & Practice (SED 672) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

SED 672 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course translates the research of Howard Gardner into practical, dynamic, and motivational teaching strategies. Participants learn how Gardner derived his theory, the definitions of the eight intelligences, and how these intelligences can be developed in students at all grade levels. The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, ISBN #9781575171180. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD).
Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the three-hour autism workshop.

75. Online Session I - Reading Across the Curriculum (EDU 661110) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 8 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jul 27, 2018)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

EDU 661110 SUNY Empire College
Course dates 6/4/18-7/27/18
The course provides research-based active reading comprehension strategies that participants can apply to their grade level or content area. By learning how to implement these metacognitive reading strategies, participants will be able to plan lessons more effectively.

Participants will also discover how to engage students, deepen their understanding of content, and prepare them for success beyond the classroom. Emphasis is on learning styles, types of text, notation systems, content-area reading, assessments, fluency, motivation, and grade-level vocabulary.

Required Text: But I'm Not a Reading Teacher: Strategies for Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas, ISBN# 9781596670495

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

76. Online Session I - Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas Grades K-12 (UNY 801) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 801 Adelphi University
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course explores content area teachers' roles in student's literacy development. You will learn how to utilize research-based teaching strategies in content-area instruction. Strategies include word attack, before-reading, during-reading, after-reading, writing and research -- applied within the context of content area learning. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate technology into literacy tasks in your classroom, and explore how to assess reading and writing tasks within a balanced literacy-content area classroom.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, ISBN# 9780133066784 or E-Text Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum, ISBN#9780133388411 Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

77. Online Session I - Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility (EDU 691) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 8 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jul 27, 2018)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

EDU 691 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 6/4/18-7/27/18
This online course helps experienced and beginning educators create a classroom environment in which responsible behavior is modeled, taught, and supported. Participants will explore the underlying causes of disruptive student behavior and learn specific classroom management strategies associated with four instructional approaches that empower students to be self-directed, responsible learners: helping students develop personal power, helping students use effective mental models, teaching students appropriate behaviors, and developing skills for positive student confrontation. As participants learn to mentor, model, coach, and facilitate responsible actions in their students' behalf, they likewise develop increasing responsibility and personal power in their own professional practice.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Textbooks: Teacher Talk: What It Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and Teaching Discipline & Self-Respect, ISBN #9781412915489

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

78. Online Session I - Teaching English as a Second Language (EDUC 505) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 505 Mercy College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
Historical, legal, theoretical and practical aspects of teaching English to learners of English as a Second Language in pre-school through 12th grade. Course content includes language acquisition theories for children and adults, as well as for students with special needs. Student language assessment, identification, academic placement, and a variety of successful instructional approaches and strategies will be explored. Classroom discussion will include effective instructional models, assessment strategies, approaches and teaching practices used in teaching all language skills, the common core standards, and recognition of the psycho-social problems involved in second language acquisition and development. 10 hours of fieldwork required.Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Required Text: Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL, 7th ed. ISBN #9780134014548. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Applicants to the program are required to possess a master's degree and NYS teaching certificate other than TESOL,provide documentation of 12 credits in a language other than English, successfully complete the Content Specialty Test in ESOL and the workshop for the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and participate in a 20-day clinical practice experience teaching ESL to ELLs.
IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT
they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program
they are on a financial hold with Mercy College
they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

79. Online Session I - Teaching Through Learning Channels (UNY 825) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 8 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jul 27, 2018)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

UNY 825 Adelphi University
Course dates 6/4/18-7/27/18
This course focuses on helping experienced and beginner educators understand how to increase student achievement by addressing the brain's natural learning channels, using five specific instructional approaches: responding to the five basic needs of all learners (survival/physiological and safety needs; belonging; empowerment and esteem; freedom and self-actualization; and fun); teaching to all of the senses (kinesthetic, tactual, auditory, visual, olfactory, and gustatory); reinforcing five specific cognitive processes that help the brain integrate information (comparing and contrasting new information to old, conceptualizing or formulating a name for things, comprehending or practicing the concept, and combining or incorporating it into everyday life); teaching to the perceptual and organizational-learning styles (global, sequential, abstract, and concrete); and addressing certain personality or temperament styles (intuitive feelers, intuitive thinkers, sensing judgers, and sensing perceivers). Using an instructional process that allows participants to experience these five approaches from a learner's perspective then applying them in their own classrooms from a teacher's perspective, class members will gain expertise in helping their students acquire, process, recall, and apply the skills and content that lead to academic success.

Required Text:No Textbook needed. Participants will take the Kaleidoscope Profile online after the course begins.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

80. Online Session I - The 21st Century Classroom (EDU 661109) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661109 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
The 21st Century Classroom
This practical course is designed to enable K-12 educators to synthesize newly framed requirements for highly effective teaching (APPR), the 21st Century Skills, the Learning Standards, existing research on best instructional practices, technology use and assessment into a high performing classroom that can transform their students' learning and ready students for college and career success in a global, digital world. The course shows educators the practical "how-to" create innovative but easy to implement, standards-aligned project-based learning units that integrate intuitive digital tools into daily differentiated instruction. Participants will "learn from doing" in the same manner to be expected of students in a 21st Century Classroom. Participants will exit the course having designed three increasingly complex PBL with Technology units (PBL-T) and the ability to create additional PBL-T units for a single discipline or across disciplines. The aim of each standards-aligned unit is to increase student achievement simultaneous with the development of student's 21st Century skills beyond traditional gains from more conventional, factory model methods.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills, ISBN #9781934009741

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

81. Online Session I - The Role of Data, Assessments and Instruction to Raise Student Achievement (EDU 661104) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661104 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course will provide participants with a better understanding of the realities of data use and will empower users to identify and use data more appropriately to identify school wide priorities, inform instruction and enhance student learning.

Two Required Text(s): Transformative Assessment, ISBN# 9781416606673 & Data Dynamics: Aligning Teacher Team,School and District Efforts, ISBN #9781935542230
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

82. Online Session I - The Teaching of Writing and The Writing Process (EDUC 590M) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 590M Mercy College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
The interrelationship of teaching and writing are examined. Process writing and interactive methodologies will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on defining and describing the interactive writing process within the broader language and literacy.
*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product, 6th edition, ISBN #9780132484817 & The Reading/Writing Connection: Strategies for Teaching & Learning in the Secondary Classrooms ISBN #9780137056071

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT,
-they are currently matriculated into a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.
ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

83. Online Session I - Using Response to Intervention (RTI) for School Improvement (EDU 661107) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Location: Online Courses (, ) - N/A - 10 week online course

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 10, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661107 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/4/18-8/10/18
This course is a framework for school improvement that involves tiers of increasingly intensive interventions. As students are identified by curriculum based measurement as exhibiting risk for school failure, they are instructed using interventions designed to eliminate or correct the cause of failure. Their progress is monitored using simple assessment tools. Participants will understand the RTI process, its impact upon teaching and learning, and apply strategies and data-based decision-making in process implementation.

Registration deadline is 5/30/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Using RTI for School Improvement: Raising Every Student's Achievement Scores, ISBN #9781412966412

Book can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

84. Online SRP Seminar - Bully, Bullied, or Bystander - Section 1

Program: SRP Online Seminars

Audience: School Related Professionals

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 31, 2018)

Location: On-Line

New
School-Related Professionals (SRPs) are often the ones in less structured parts of the school day - cafeteria, playground, hallways, bus... You may be more likely to witness bullying because the people who bully tend to use larger, less structured areas as an opportunity to bully others. This seminar provides an overview of bullying and its impact on the school environment. It also includes the responsibilities of ALL school staff to deal with incidents of bullying. The seminar includes a definition of bullying and cyberbullying, the roles and responsibilities of people involved in bullying - the person bullying, the person being bullied, the person seeing or knowing about the bullying - and strategies to help prevent or decrease bullying.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

85. Online SRP Seminar - Dealing With Difficult Behaviors - Section 1

Program: SRP Online Seminars

Audience: School Related Professionals

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: On-Line

New
This seminar will offer you strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. You will learn to understand the motivation behind this behavior and intervention techniques to use when it occurs. We will discuss early warning signs of school violence and ways to defuse confrontation so it does not escalate. You will also learn ways to reinforce the positive behaviors the students need to learn.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

86. Online SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness - Section 1

Program: SRP Online Seminars

Audience: School Related Professionals

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: On-Line

New
Disability Awareness
School-related professionals (SRP) play an important role with students with disabilities whether it is in the special education classroom, on the bus, in the cafeteria, on the playground, etc. They may work closely with one student with severe disabilities or multiple students with less severe disabilities. Therefore, it is important that all SRPs have a general understanding of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), characteristics of disabilities, and key concepts related to the education of students with disabilities. Through this program, participants will refine their skills and knowledge by experiencing what it is like to have a disability and then applying this information as they identify strategies to improve student learning and behavior specific to the students they support.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

87. Online SRP Seminar - Our World, Our Students - Section 1

Program: SRP Online Seminars

Audience: School Related Professionals

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: On-Line

New
The seminar examines the complexity of the diverse student populations within our schools. Our students represent the financial disparity, diverse cultural backgrounds and differences in learning styles and abilities found amongst the citizens within our state.

We will explore the importance of recognizing our own biases, consider the obstacles which may prevent us from understanding our students and identify those beliefs which can hinder the way we interact with them. We will also look at ways to use our students’ backgrounds, cultural resources, as well as their unique strengths and challenges, to create a more conducive environment for learning. In addition, we will explore ways to involve students in the learning process while providing strategies to demonstrate how we, as educators, can use cultural connections to assist our students in appreciating themselves and each other.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

88. Online SRP Seminar - Poverty and Its Effect on Learning - Section 1

Program: SRP Online Seminars

Audience: School Related Professionals

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: On-Line

New
According to recent statistics, 51% of our nation’s children now live in poverty and the number appears to be growing. In New York State, about one in five children lives below the traditional measure of poverty and about half of those children live in extreme poverty. This seminar will explore the implications of poverty and socioeconomic issues on our students. Participants will examine the importance of building relationships and a sense of community within schools as well as creating a school environment that effectively engages students from low socioeconomic status as a way to combat poverty.

This seminar can be used to meet CTLE hours.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

89. Online SRP Seminar - Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Section 1

Program: SRP Online Seminars

Audience: School Related Professionals

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: On-Line

New
School-Related Professionals (SRPs) often work with students in a 1:1 situation or in a classroom with students that are classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder. This seminar will provide up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It also includes how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. This seminar provides evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. Our goal of ending the achievement gap between students with and without disabilities requires understanding and addressing the essential factors that can influence their success.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

90. Q1 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Questions that Gather Information (Seminar 1 of 3)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.2, II.3, II.5, III.1, III.2, III.5, III.6, IV.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Seminar 1 of 3
Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.


This seminar explores how teachers can use questioning to advance student learning. Participants will discover how to ask insight, appraisal, summary, and evaluation questions that encourage students to analyze information. They will also analyze how to teach students how to ask (and identify) questions and reflect on peer comments to deepen student understanding.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

91. Q2 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Questions that Work with Information (Seminar 2 of 3)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.2, III.1, III.2, III.5, III.6, IV.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Prerequisite: Q1 Questions that Gather Information

Seminar 2 of 3

Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.


This seminar deepens participant knowledge of how to use questioning to advance student learning. Participants will discover how to ask insight, appraisal, summary, and evaluation questions that encourage students to analyze information. With this additional level of questioning, they will also analyze how to teach students how to ask (and identify) questions and reflect on peer comments to deepen their understanding.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

92. Q3 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Questions that Facilitate Taking Action (Seminar 3 of 3)

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.2, II.2, III.1, III.2, III.5, III.6, IV.2
Danielson Aligned: 3B

Two Prerequisites:
Q1 Questions that Gather Information
Q2 Questions that Work with Information


Seminar 3 of 3

Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.


This seminar increases participant knowledge of how teachers can use questioning to advance student learning. Participants will discover how to ask idea and prediction questions that encourage students to set up the actions that can be taken to apply or reinforce learning. With this advanced level of questioning, participants will also analyze how to teach students how to ask (and identify) questions and reflect on peer comments to deepen their understanding.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

93. SB1 - 7 hour Online Seminar - Student Behavior: Part I

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.1, IV.1, IV.3, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 2D

Previously titled: Foundations for Managing Student Behavior (Seminar 1 of 3)

Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.

This seminar examines the foundations for managing student behavior. Participants will explore how to uncover causes for behavioral issues, learn about their students, and set expectations for learning and behavior. Participants will also analyze how and when to create, enforce, and revise standards of conduct.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

94. SB2 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Behavior: Part II

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: II.2, IV.3, IV.1, IV.4
Danielson Aligned: 2D

Prerequisite: SB1 Student Behavior: Part I

Seminar 2 of 3

Previously titled: Monitoring Student Behavior (Seminar 2 of 3)

Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.


Participants will explore subtle and preventative behavior monitoring. This seminar covers the strategies and skills teachers and students need in order to monitor behavior, offer respectful corrections, utilize appropriate verbal and nonverbal responses, and acknowledge appropriate behavior.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. . Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

95. SB3 - 5 hour Online Seminar - Student Behavior: Part III

Program: Online Seminars

Location: Online Seminars (n/a, n/) - Online

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 31, 2018)

Location: Online

New
NYSUT Alignments: I.3, I.4, I.5, III.3, IV.1, VI.2, VI.3
Danielson Aligned: 2D

Two Prerequisites: SB1 Student Behavior: Part I & SB2 Student Behavior: Part II

Seminar 3 of 3

Previously titled: Responding to Student Behavior (Seminar 3 of 3)


Participants must take these seminars in order as they are building blocks where each seminar relies on knowledge and application of the previous seminar.

This seminar explores methods for responding to student misbehavior, including intervention strategies, family involvement, use of external resources, respecting dignity, and preventative responses.

Participants have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in MLP to complete all assignments. Seminar information including log in and enrollment link will be sent directly from PLS 3rd Learning.

There is no refund once the information has been sent to the participant. Seminars are $15 per hour.

These are online seminars. Participants will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor and receive a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Online Requirement:
Requires, reliable/stable high speed internet connection.

*Please Note that these seminars are rolling admission. They will begin every Monday.
You will receive your info via email by 5pm*

96. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: NYSUT Headquarters (Latham, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/9/2018

Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention
The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10). This interactive and discussion-based program examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex. Participants will engage in authentic conversations and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as explore the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives. This training fulfills the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

97. Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age (EDU 661126)

Program: Syracuse

Location: Baldwinsville School District (Baldwinsville, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/11/2018 to 6/21/2018

EDU 661126 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on developing critical and creative thinkers who can operate in and competently address the issues and challenges of a global age. It focuses on the practice of critical and creative thinking through the use of thinking routines and promotes student engagement, understanding, and independence by making thinking visible. Participants examine the standards and dispositions of critical and creative thinkers, as they explore precise and emotive language, effective communication, inferential reasoning, logical fallacies, thinking from multiple perspectives, creative problem solving, and media literacy. Based in the context of global issues and challenges, the course models over 21 critical and creative thinking routines for the classroom that make thinking visible, foster collaboration and communication, and enhance engagement and understanding in a culture of thinking.

Two Required Texts: Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, ISBN #978-0-470-91551-6 and a Participant Booklet available as an electronic download in Frontline.

98. Multiple Intelligences: Theory & Practice (SED 672)

Program: Western NY

Location: Williamsville NYSUT Regional Office (Williamsville, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/12/2018 to 6/28/2018

SED 672 The College of Saint Rose
This course translates the research of Howard Gardner into practical, dynamic, and motivational teaching strategies. Participants learn how Gardner derived his theory, the definitions of the eight intelligences, and how these intelligences can be developed in students at all grade levels. The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences.

Required Text: Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, ISBN #9781575171180. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

99. Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas Grades K - 12 (UNY 801)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Adelphi Univ Garden City Campus (Garden City, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/15/2018 to 6/24/2018

Closed
UNY 801 Adelphi University
This course explores content area teachers' roles in student's literacy development. You will learn how to utilize research-based teaching strategies in content-area instruction. Strategies include word attack, before-reading, during-reading, after-reading, writing and research -- applied within the context of content area learning. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate technology into literacy tasks in your classroom, and explore how to assess reading and writing tasks within a balanced literacy-content area classroom.

Required Text(s): Reading & Writing Across the Content Area, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412937627. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

100. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Utica

Location: New Hartford -Utica NYSUT Regional Office (New Hartford, NY) [map]

Dates: 6/16/2018

Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention
The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10). This interactive and discussion-based program examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex. Participants will engage in authentic conversations and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as explore the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives. This training fulfills the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

101. Online Session II - Adolescent Development Grades 7-12 (EDU 661117) Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Aug 24, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661117 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 6/18/18-8/24/2018
This course covers adolescent development as it relates to the 7-12 educational context. Topics that are covered include physical development, developmental learning theories, personal, social and emotional development, learner differences, social cognition, behaviorism, information processing, constructing and assessing understanding, and creating positive classroom learning environments. Written assignments will integrate theoretical and research-based concepts with classroom practice.

Registration deadline is 6/13/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: Adolescence, 16th Edition, ISBN #9781259154669.

Tuition includes $20 tech. fee