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1. Brain Compatible Learning (UNY 714)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/26/2016 to 7/16/2016

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UNY 714 Adelphi University
This course presents best teaching and learning practices based on current research on how the brain processes information and how individuals learn. Topics include the role of emotion in the learning process, the connection between memory and learning, and the role of experience in learning. Participants incorporate research findings in these areas into their lessons and assess their impact through analysis of student work.

Required Text(s):Brain Compatible Classrooms, 3rd edition, ISBN #9781412938877. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

2. Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Disabilities (EDUC 503M)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Mt. Pleasant Blythdale (Valhalla, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/26/2016 to 6/30/2016

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EDUC 503M Mercy College
Study and analysis of effective teaching strategies for the education of students with disabilities. The students will identify strengths, and discuss methods of individualizing instruction and collaboration. They will examine learning processes, lesson and unit planning across the curriculum, motivation, communication and classroom management in order to stimulate and sustain student interest, cooperation, and achievement. Students will discuss effective ways of partnering with parents and other staff members.

Required Text: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, 10th edition, ISBN #9780132626156.

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 the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the three-hour autism workshop.

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.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center and they collect $40 site fee.

3. Create Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Curriculum (M.A.G.I.C.) (EDU 682)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: East Islip Middle School (Islip Terrace, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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EDU 682 The College of Saint Rose
Create "MAGIC" in the classroom by exploring the creativity of "possibility thinking" with students. Participants design and implement lessons that promote active learning and that encourage student creativity. Increase student achievement in any content area by incorporating the strategies and techniques explored in this course.

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

4. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Issac E. Young Middle School (New Rochelle, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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UNY 706 Adelphi University
This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Common Core 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,
Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/


5. Cyberbullying: The New Age of Harrassment (UNY 809)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Half Hollow Hills High School East (Dix Hills, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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UNY 809 Adelphi University
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, cyber-bullying has emerged as a growing concern for children, schools, families and society. Participants will understand what cyber-bullying is, its impact upon teaching and learning, and be able to apply strategies and solutions to cyber-bullying.

Two Required Texts: Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying, ISBN #9781412966894 & a Participant Manual available as a download via MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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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.



7. Maximizing the Learning Environment for Increased Student Achievement and Growth (EDU 661111)

Program: Western NY

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

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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EDU 661111 SUNY Empire State College
This course addresses the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for educators in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for many of the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics. Content includes creating a positive classroom environment, increasing student engagement, maximal use of learning time, interactive guided instruction strategies, scaffolding techniques, questioning and feedback skills and using homework to extend learning.

Covering core topics critical to successful classroom practice, this course is designed to give educators the knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for college and career. The course is particularly useful for the training of mentor teachers and evaluators, and provides a system of supports for the professional growth of all practitioners.

Required Text: Available as a download via MLP.

8. Middle Level Education: Foundations for the Middle Years (EDC 679)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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EDC 679 The College of Saint Rose
This course is an all encompassing course that addresses myriad concerns that emerge for early adolescents as they bridge the gap between elementary school and senior high school. Delineated in the course work are robust definitions about middle level education as a particular and unique aspect of k12 schooling. In describing who that middle level student is, characteristics are described, critical transformations are explained and generalizations emerge for the middle level educator. In addition, attention is given to six critical attributes of the traditional middle school concept including: clustering students (houses or families), core teaching teams, blocks of time, advisor/advisee program, interdisciplinary curriculum, and a recent addition to the original elements, peer mediation. In closing, the course highlights the varied, yet critical roles of middle level advocates from teachers and parents to administrators and community leaders.

Required Text: What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know, ISBN #9780325057552.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by Baldwin Teacher Center & they collect a $30 site fee.

9. 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: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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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.

Please note that there has been a location change. This course is now being held in HHE Room 217 of Adelphi University and not at Hempstead HS as previously listed.

10. Successful Teaching for the Acceptance of Responsibility (STAR) (EDU 691)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Freeport High School (Freeport, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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EDU 691 The College of Saint Rose
This course assists educators in creating learning environments that model, invite, and teach responsible behavior. Participants practice strategies and techniques that foster self-awareness and responsibility and eliminate "learned helplessness" in students. Topics include: coping with irresponsible behaviors in respectful ways; preventing power struggles; avoiding "enabling behavior"; and encouraging students to assume responsibility for their school experience.

Two Required Texts: Teacher Talk: What it Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and the second 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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by the Freeport Teacher's Center

11. The Role of Data, Assessments and Instruction to Raise Student Achievement (EDU 661104)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Rockland BOCES (West Nyack, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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EDU 661104 SUNY Empire State College
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.

Required Text(s): Participant Manual available as a download via MLP only.

$50 site fee to be collected by Rockland BOCES

12. Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners (UNY 703)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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UNY 703 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator's Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 and the second is 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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center and they collect a $40 site fee.

13. The 21st Century Classroom: How Problem-Based Learning with Technology can Transform Student Learning in the Digital Age (EDU 661109)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/27/2016 to 7/1/2016

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EDU 661109 SUNY Empire State College
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 Common Core 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.

Two Required Texts: Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills, ISBN #9781934009741 & Participant Manual available as a download in MLP.


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

14. Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (UNY 826)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Oceanside Jewish Center (Oceanside, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/3/2016 to 7/8/2016

UNY 826 Adelphi University
In the inclusive classroom where exceptional learners and the general population learn side by side, teachers need practical, research-based strategies that enhance student achievement for ALL learners. In this course, participants will explore strategies and design lessons that enhance learning and proficiency for the general population and also meet the needs of the exceptional learners and the unique and specific challenges they encounter.

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Oceanside Jewish Center and will collect a $30 site fee.

15. Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs (SED 661)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/5/2016 to 7/9/2016

SED 661 The College of Saint Rose
This course focuses on promoting student achievement and development in a collaborative learning community. Communication skills for effective teaching in an inclusive or special education setting are described, modeled and then practiced by course participants. Through the lens of cooperative learning, participants will focus on the following topics: curriculum development, planning and behavior management, instructional planning, and differentiating instruction. Improving students' social competence and the acquisition of functional living skills will be explored. In addition, participants will demonstrate effective collaboration among teachers and other professionals and discover ways to establish partnerships with families and community.

Two Required Text(s): Cooperative Learning: Integrating Theory & Practice, ISBN# 9781412940481 & Cooperative Learning in the Classroom: Putting it into Practice, ISBN# 9781412923804

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.



16. Cultural Proficiency (UNY 811)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/5/2016 to 7/11/2016

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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.

17. Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Disabilities (EDUC 503M)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/5/2016 to 7/9/2016

EDUC 503M Mercy College
Study and analysis of effective teaching strategies for the education of students with disabilities. The students will identify strengths, and discuss methods of individualizing instruction and collaboration. They will examine learning processes, lesson and unit planning across the curriculum, motivation, communication and classroom management in order to stimulate and sustain student interest, cooperation, and achievement. Students will discuss effective ways of partnering with parents and other staff members.

Required Text: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, 10th edition, ISBN #9780132626156.

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 the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the three-hour autism workshop.

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.

Sponsored by the Baldwin Teacher's Center and they collect $30 site fee.
7/9 class held at Freeport Recreation Center

18. The 21st Century Classroom: How Problem-Based Learning with Technology can Transform Student Learning in the Digital Age (EDU 661109)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Farmingdale High School (Farmingdale, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/5/2016 to 7/9/2016

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EDU 661109 SUNY Empire State College
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 Common Core 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.

Two Required Texts: Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills, ISBN #9781934009741 & Participant Manual available as a download in MLP.


Sponsored by Farmingdale Federation of Teachers

19. Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Disabilities (EDUC 503M)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/6/2016 to 7/17/2016

EDUC 503M Mercy College
Study and analysis of effective teaching strategies for the education of students with disabilities. The students will identify strengths, and discuss methods of individualizing instruction and collaboration. They will examine learning processes, lesson and unit planning across the curriculum, motivation, communication and classroom management in order to stimulate and sustain student interest, cooperation, and achievement. Students will discuss effective ways of partnering with parents and other staff members.

Required Text: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, 10th edition, ISBN #9780132626156.

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 the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the three-hour autism workshop.

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.

20. Designing Motivation for All Learners (UNY 701)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: McKenna Elementary School (Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/6/2016 to 7/11/2016

UNY 701 Adelphi University
This course provides educators with a framework for creating motivating classroom experiences for all learners. Participants will examine the complex nature of learner motivation and the way in which it relies on both external, teacher-dependent factors and internal, student-dependent factors.

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

21. Brain Compatible Learning (UNY 714)

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/7/2016 to 7/12/2016

UNY 714 Adelphi University
This course presents best teaching and learning practices based on current research on how the brain processes information and how individuals learn. Topics include the role of emotion in the learning process, the connection between memory and learning, and the role of experience in learning. Participants incorporate research findings in these areas into their lessons and assess their impact through analysis of student work.

Required Text(s):Brain Compatible Classrooms, 3rd edition, ISBN #9781412938877. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

22. Assessment for Student Learning (EDU 678)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Walt Whitman High School (Huntington Station, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

EDU 678 The College of Saint Rose
This course explores current research in assessment to understand the connections among subject matter knowledge, state and national standards, and assessment in the K-12 classroom. Participants link state and national standards to curriculum and state-mandated assessments; create teacher-made tests that target different ability levels and exceptional-need students; design and apply rubrics; and to examine and develop different types of assessment tools.

Required Text: Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing it Right Using it Well, Stiggins,ISBN# 9780132685887. Supplement available as a download on MLP.

Sponsored by the South Huntington Teacher Center

23. Brain Compatible Learning (UNY 714)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

UNY 714 Adelphi University
This course presents best teaching and learning practices based on current research on how the brain processes information and how individuals learn. Topics include the role of emotion in the learning process, the connection between memory and learning, and the role of experience in learning. Participants incorporate research findings in these areas into their lessons and assess their impact through analysis of student work.

Required Text(s):Brain Compatible Classrooms, 3rd edition, ISBN #9781412938877. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center a $40 site fee to be collected by teacher center.

24. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Adelphi University at Hauppauge (Hauppauge, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

UNY 706 Adelphi University
This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Common Core 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,
Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/


25. Curricular Assessment and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (EDUC 516M)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Woodlands High School (Hartsdale, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

EDUC 516M Mercy College
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 will develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of behavior.
In addition, students will 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.

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 NYS Ed. Dept., must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the 3-hour autism workshop.

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.

Sponsored by The Edith Winthrop Teacher Center of Westchester and they collect a $40 site fee.

26. Curricular Assessment and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (EDUC 516M)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

EDUC 516M Mercy College
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 will develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of behavior.
In addition, students will 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.

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 NYS Ed. Dept., must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the 3-hour autism workshop.

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.

Sponsored by Baldwin Teachers Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

27. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (UNY 827)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pequenakonck Elementary School (North Salem, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

UNY Adelphi University
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.

Required Texts:The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818 & Participant Supplement available as a download on MLP.

Sponsored by The Hudson River Teacher Center and they collect a $40 site fee.

28. Enhancing Literacy for All Students (UNY 802)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Walt Whitman High School (Huntington Station, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

UNY 802 Adelphi University
Participants investigate research-based strategies, activities and assessments that are designed to improve students' literacy skills. Topics include development of decoding skills, building vocabulary, increasing reading comprehension, and types and purposes of writing. The role of literacy skills in all the New York State Learning Standards is also addressed.

Required Text(s): Literacy Development in the Early Years, 7th edition, ISBN #9780132484824.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYSED for Literacy Certification

Spon. by S. Huntington Teacher Center

29. Multicultural Childrens Literature (UNY 820)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

UNY 820 Adelphi University
This course begins by determining what factors are inherent in good books, and helps to empower teachers and students to select appropriate reading material in regards to student interest, level, and topic of study. Participants will develop a critical awareness and appreciation of multicultural children's literature and begin to classify various genres; such as picture books, folktales, fairy tales, fables, autobiographies, biographies, poetry, novels and other works of fiction and nonfiction. Examination of this literature will occur through genre focus, author study, and thematic units with an incorporation of best practice in teaching literacy. Notable authors and illustrators are highlighted, and award-winning literature is provided for consideration.

Three Required Text(s): Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory & Practice, 7th edition ISBN #9780137042616 & Multicultural Teaching: A Handbook of Activities 8th edition, ISBN #9780137011018 & a Participant Manual available as a download via MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

30. Showing Evidence: Teacher Performance and Student Achievement (EDU 661103)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Rockland BOCES (West Nyack, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

EDU 661103 Empire State College
This course will provide participants with a professional community in which they will acquire both practical knowledge and theoretical approaches to portfolio assessment in education. Reflective practice tools and assessments based on state standards for teaching will be presented in formats that promote self-reflection and career goal setting. Seminal and contemporary educational research and literature that address the issues of curriculum, instruction and assessment of diverse learners will accompany the presentation of the tools and strategies of authentic performance assessment.

The steps and processes for creating and maintaining portfolios of student achievement will provide a basis for teachers to effectively communicate student progress with families. The procedures for creating and maintaining their own portfolio of professional efficacy or evidence container will enable participants to become articulate in advancing their teaching efficacy and professional authority.

Required Text(s): The Portfolio Connection: Student Work Linked to Standards, 3rd edition, ISBN #9781412959742.
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

$50 site fee to be collected by Rockland BOCES

31. Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom (UNY 826)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Half Hollow Hills High School East (Dix Hills, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

UNY 826 Adelphi University
In the inclusive classroom where exceptional learners and the general population learn side by side, teachers need practical, research-based strategies that enhance student achievement for ALL learners. In this course, participants will explore strategies and design lessons that enhance learning and proficiency for the general population and also meet the needs of the exceptional learners and the unique and specific challenges they encounter.

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

32. Teaching Through Learning Channels (UNY 825)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

UNY 825 Adelphi University
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: 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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center at PNW BOCES and they collect $40 site fee.

33. Writing As Learning K-12 (UNY 728)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

UNY 728 Adelphi University
This course assists teachers in implementing a systematic plan for teaching writing developmentally and consistently in every subject area. Participants examine twelve writing strategies that guide participants through the English Language Arts Standards and their application to every content area. Participants produce a wide range of written products as they practice and apply the writing strategies.

Required Text(s): Writing as Learning A Content Based Approach, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412949613.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

34. Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future (EDU 661108)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa Park, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

EDU 661108 SUNY Empire State College
Collaborative Inquiry provides educators with research-based strategies for designing and implementing collaborative inquiry for students. The strategies are based on the 4-Ds of Appreciative Inquiry.

Collaborative inquiry fosters the skills students need now and in the future to develop a deeper understanding and mastery of content knowledge and skills. Participants will explore and experience the collaborative inquiry models of problem-based learning, hypothesis-based learning, project-based learning, Appreciative Inquiry, and performance-based learning.

Participants will develop standards-based essential questions, assessments, and rubrics; design strategies for teaching collaboration and teamwork; and explore the components of DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS facilitative leadership, debriefing, and feedback.

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. PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE.
Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by M-TRACT & they collect a $30 site fee.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

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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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. 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.

36. Writing As Learning K-12 (UNY 728)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

UNY 728 Adelphi University
This course assists teachers in implementing a systematic plan for teaching writing developmentally and consistently in every subject area. Participants examine twelve writing strategies that guide participants through the English Language Arts Standards and their application to every content area. Participants produce a wide range of written products as they practice and apply the writing strategies.

Required Text(s): Writing as Learning A Content Based Approach, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412949613.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

37. Approaches to Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood Through Adolescence (E9.1)

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/28/2016

EDUC 507M MERCY E9.1
Examination and analysis of effective literacy instruction for students at all levels. Includes the exploration of appropriate techniques for English language learners and students with special needs. Techniques for continued assessment in reading, remediation and enrichment will also be discussed. Field experience required.

Two Required Text(s): Teaching Reading in Today's Elem. Schools, ISBN #9781111298128 & Basic Reading Inventory Pre-Primer Thru Grade 12, ISBN #978075798524

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

-they have taken more than 15 credits through Mercy College,
-they are already matriculated in 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.

38. Linguistics and Language Development EDUC 509 (E11.1)

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Queens (Rego Park, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/28/2016

EDUC 509 Mercy E11.1
This course introduces students to the concepts of language development and modern linguistics that are most relevant to first and second language teaching. Training is given in the fundamentals of phonological, morphological and syntactic analysis of typologically different languages. Students become familiar with important findings in the field of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics. An additional ten hours of fieldwork is required. Additional time will be scheduled for project counseling and small-group instruction. 3 graduate credits.

Required Text: Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction, 6th edition, ISBN #9780312555283

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore. IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have taken more than 15 credits through Mercy College,
-they are already matriculated in 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.

39. Office Systems and Procedures I EDBD 1050 (E71.2)

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Manhattan (New York, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/28/2016

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EDBD 1050 St. Francis E71.2
This course will provide students with an understanding of the essential responsibilities of the school secretary in today's New York City Department of Education. Secretaries will gain a thorough understanding of the structure and organization of the Department of Education as well as familiarity with the latest programs, guiding principles and systems that impact upon the school secretary's responsibilities. Topics will include: effective records management, current computer programs, obtaining employment as a school secretary and effective oral and written communication. 3 undergraduate credits.

This course meets the New York City Department of Education license requirement for credit in School Records and Accounts.

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

At first class meeting, students will receive a list of required reading and instructions for make book purchases.

40. Office Systems and Procedures I EDBD 1050 (E71.3)

Program: New York City

Location: New Utrecht High School (Brooklyn, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/28/2016

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EDBD 1050 St. Francis E71.3
This course will provide students with an understanding of the essential responsibilities of the school secretary in today's New York City Department of Education. Secretaries will gain a thorough understanding of the structure and organization of the Department of Education as well as familiarity with the latest programs, guiding principles and systems that impact upon the school secretary's responsibilities. Topics will include: effective records management, current computer programs, obtaining employment as a school secretary and effective oral and written communication. 3 undergraduate credits.

This course meets the New York City Department of Education license requirement for credit in School Records and Accounts.

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

At first class meeting, students will receive a list of required reading and instructions for make book purchases.

41. Office Systems and Procedures II EDBD 1060 (E72.1)

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Queens (Rego Park, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/28/2016

EDBD 1060 St. Francis E72.1
This course involves readings and discussion organized around educational principals relating to the school secretary's work. Emphasis is on the organization of school systems, particularly in New York City. 3 undergraduate credits.

This course meets the New York City Department of Education license requirement for credit in School Records and Accounts.

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

At first class meeting, students will receive a list of required reading and instructions for make book purchases.

42. Theory and Practice in Bilingual Education (EDUC 508) E10.1

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Manhattan (New York, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/28/2016

EDUC 508 Mercy E10.1
This course equips bilingual and ESOL teachers to successfully work with language minority students; course includes study of the historical, psychological, social, cultural, political, theoretical, and legal foundations of bilingual education programs in the US. Students examine and analyze bilingual program models and apply their results to the implementation of pedagogically effective practices for second language learners. Communication with parents and families concerning students' academic and social outcomes will be highlighted.

Required Text: Bilingual and ESL Classroom:Teaching in Multicultural Context, 5th edition, ISBN #9780073378381

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.


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

-they have taken more than 15 credits through Mercy College,
-they are already matriculated in 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.

43. Introduction to Early Childhood Education Foundations, Methods and Materials EDUC 513M (E12.1)

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Manhattan (New York, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/28/2016

EDUC 513M Mercy E12.1
This course presents an historical overview of the foundations in early childhood education. Students study and review the process of social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic, physical and aesthetic growth and development in young children, birth through grade 2. The significance and effectiveness of past and present trends regarding the different types of early childhood programs is discussed. Attention also focuses on the importance of play in the life of the child; language literacy and communication; developmentally appropriate lessons and activities; creating learning environments conducive to learning; study of model programs, concept-building, curriculum design, assessment strategies, classroom management, and parent involvement.

Required Text: New Edition--Early Childhood Education Today, ISBN #9780133436501.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore. IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

-they have taken more than 15 credits through Mercy College,
-they are already matriculated in 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.

44. Office Systems and Procedures I EDBD 1050 (E71.1)

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Queens (Rego Park, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/28/2016

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EDBD 1050 St. Francis E71.1
This course will provide students with an understanding of the essential responsibilities of the school secretary in today's New York City Department of Education. Secretaries will gain a thorough understanding of the structure and organization of the Department of Education as well as familiarity with the latest programs, guiding principles and systems that impact upon the school secretary's responsibilities. Topics will include: effective records management, current computer programs, obtaining employment as a school secretary and effective oral and written communication. 3 undergraduate credits.

This course meets the New York City Department of Education license requirement for credit in School Records and Accounts.

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

At first class meeting, students will receive a list of required reading and instructions for make book purchases.

45. Office Systems and Procedures II (EDBD 1060) E72.2)

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Manhattan (New York, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/28/2016

EDBD 1060 St. Francis E72.2
This course involves readings and discussion organized around educational principals relating to the school secretary's work. Emphasis is on the organization of school systems, particularly in New York City. 3 undergraduate credits.

This course meets the New York City Department of Education license requirement for credit in School Records and Accounts.

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

At first class meeting, students will receive a list of required reading and instructions for make book purchases.

46. Embedding Study Skills (EDC 683)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: McKenna Elementary School (Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/12/2016 to 7/13/2016

EDC 683 The College of Saint Rose
This course is available for all grade levels and helps participants focus attention on study skills as basic skills; understand the need to organize the teaching of study skills; and actively involve students in their own learning.

Two Required Text(s):Learning to Read: Strengthening Study Skills and Brain Power, ISBN #9780865306073 & a Participant Manual available as a download via MLP.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Course sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

47. Behavioral, Academic, and Social Interventions for the Classroom (BASIC) (UNY 707)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Adelphi University at Hauppauge (Hauppauge, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

UNY 707 Adelphi University
This course has vital information, brand new activities, and takes a thorough look at research-based interventions in the behavioral, academic, and social areas of student performance. Through a multi-tiered response to intervention model, educators implement a solution-seeking cycle for gathering information, identifying issues, and planning and assessing early and effective interventions. The course focuses on the teacher as the primary interventionist and includes universal and targeted classroom interventions that promote student resiliency and encourage students to reach for success.

Two Required Texts: You Can Handle Them All, ISBN #9780914607045 and the second is 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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

48. Create Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Curriculum (M.A.G.I.C.) (EDU 682)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Eastchester High School (Eastchester, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

EDU 682 The College of Saint Rose
Create "MAGIC" in the classroom by exploring the creativity of "possibility thinking" with students. Participants design and implement lessons that promote active learning and that encourage student creativity. Increase student achievement in any content area by incorporating the strategies and techniques explored in this course.

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Teacher Institute of Lower Westchester and they collect a $50 site fee.

49. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (UNY 827)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

UNY 827 Adelphi University
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.

Required Texts:The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818 & Participant Supplement available as a download on MLP.

Sponsored by The Hudson River Teacher Center and they collect a $40 site fee.

50. Middle Level Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (EDC 680)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Oceanside Professional Dev Center (Oceanside, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

EDC 680 The College of Saint Rose
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.

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.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

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.

Sponsored by the Baldwin Teacher Center and they collect a $30 fee.

52. Successful Teaching for the Acceptance of Responsibility (STAR) (EDU 691)

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

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EDU 691 The College of Saint Rose
This course assists educators in creating learning environments that model, invite, and teach responsible behavior. Participants practice strategies and techniques that foster self-awareness and responsibility and eliminate "learned helplessness" in students. Topics include: coping with irresponsible behaviors in respectful ways; preventing power struggles; avoiding "enabling behavior"; and encouraging students to assume responsibility for their school experience.

Two Required Texts: Teacher Talk: What it Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and the second 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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

53. Teaching Through Learning Channels (UNY 825)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Issac E. Young Middle School (New Rochelle, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

UNY 825 Adelphi University
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: 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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

54. Using Response to Intervention (RTI) for School Improvement (EDU 661107)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Rockland BOCES (West Nyack, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

EDU 661107 SUNY Empire State College
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.

Required Text: Using RTI for School Improvement: Raising Every Student's Ach. Scores, ISBN #9781412966412 & a Participant Manual available as a download via MLP. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by Rockland BOCES and they collect $50 site fee.

55. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

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UNY 706 Adelphi University
This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Common Core 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,
Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/


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

56. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (UNY 827)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: McKenna Elementary School (Massapequa, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2016 to 7/22/2016

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UNY 827 Adelphi University
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.

Required Texts:The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818 & Participant Supplement available as a download on MLP.

Sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

57. 15-Hour Evaluator Re-Calibration Training

Program: Southern Tier

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

Dates: 7/20/2016 to 7/21/2016

15-Hour Evaluator Re-Calibration Training
Reaching and maintaining inter-rater reliability and inter-rater agreement is an ongoing process that requires yearly calibration and a systemic plan for professional growth.

Participants in this program will improve in the use and application of the rubric, such as aligning evidence to the appropriate criteria and enhancing accuracy of the rubric using master scored materials to build their skills toward future inter-rater reliability. Participants will also gain skills in providing rationale and productive feedback for rating evidence. Scores will be reached by consensus within the group to strengthen inter-rater agreement. These important skill sets ensure continuity and uniformity in conducting evaluations within the district.

Topics include:
-Articulation of possible evidence to be collected in standards 1-7 through professional conversation,
-Practice using MLP ELEVATE to view video observations, collect evidence, align evidence and score teacher performance,
-Evidence collection across multiple grades and content areas,
-Evidence alignment to the standards and rubric in order to increase inter-rater agreement,
-Evaluation of evidence to render accurate judgments about instructional practice and recognition of misalignment of evidence

The calibration assessment ensures that each observer demonstrates a minimum level of skill so that ratings in various classrooms of different grade levels and content are valid and reliable. The assessment will be broken down into phases: pre-observation, observation and post-observation phases, and will be encompassed throughout the training following practice on that particular area.

Meals are not included.

Participants must bring a laptop with them, no iPads.

**A minimum enrollment of 8 is required.

58. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Walt Whitman High School (Huntington Station, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

UNY 706 Adelphi University
This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Common Core 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,
Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/


59. Curricular Assessment and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (EDUC 516M)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Howitt Middle School (Famingdale, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 8/3/2016

EDUC 516M Mercy College
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 will develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of behavior.
In addition, students will 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.

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 NYS Ed. Dept., must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the 3-hour autism workshop.


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. Designing Motivation for All Learners (UNY 701)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pequenakonck Elementary School (North Salem, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

UNY 701 Adelphi University
This course provides educators with a framework for creating motivating classroom experiences for all learners. Participants will examine the complex nature of learner motivation and the way in which it relies on both external, teacher-dependent factors and internal, student-dependent factors.

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by The Hudson River Teacher Center and they collect a $40 site fee.

61. Enhancing Literacy for All Students (UNY 802)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

UNY 802 Adelphi University
Participants investigate research-based strategies, activities and assessments that are designed to improve students' literacy skills. Topics include development of decoding skills, building vocabulary, increasing reading comprehension, and types and purposes of writing. The role of literacy skills in all the New York State Learning Standards is also addressed.

Required Text(s): Literacy Development in the Early Years, 7th edition, ISBN #9780132484824.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Approved by NYSED for Literacy Certification

62. Maximizing the Learning Environment for Increased Student Achievement and Growth (EDU 661111)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Rockland BOCES (West Nyack, NY) [map]

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

EDU 661111 SUNY Empire State College
This course addresses the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for educators in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for many of the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics. Content includes creating a positive classroom environment, increasing student engagement, maximal use of learning time, interactive guided instruction strategies, scaffolding techniques, questioning and feedback skills and using homework to extend learning.

Covering core topics critical to successful classroom practice, this course is designed to give educators the knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for college and career. The course is particularly useful for the training of mentor teachers and evaluators, and provides a system of supports for the professional growth of all practitioners.

Required Text: Available as a download via MLP.

$50 site fee to be collected by BOCES

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

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.

Sponsored by by Hudson River Teacher Center at PNW BOCES and they collect a $40 fee.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Hempstead Classroom Teachers' Association (Hempstead, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

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.

Sponsored by the Hempstead Teacher Center

65. Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners (UNY 703)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Farmingdale High School (Farmingdale, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

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UNY 703 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator's Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 and the second is 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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Farmingdale Federation of Teachers.

66. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (EDU 695)

Program: Rochester

Location: Greece Teachers Association (Rochester, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

EDU 695 The College of Saint Rose
This course equips experienced and beginning K-12 educators with the essential skills to implement differentiated instruction (DI) successfully with students. A research-based instructional approach, DI provides educators with effective, manageable strategies for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population within the context of today's challenging standards-based curriculum. Participants will gain expertise in understanding and implementing a broad range of strategies associated with the essential, distinguishing components of differentiated instruction. These components will be experienced in a highly interactive learning environment that models the differentiated instruction principles and processes.

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

67. Mediated Learning in the Special Education and Inclusive Classroom (UNY 713)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

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UNY 713 Adelphi University
Participants investigate and apply the theory of Mediated Learning Experiences, based on the work of Dr. Reuven Feuerstein, in classroom or one-on-one interactions with students to identify students experiencing cognitive difficulties and to develop an appropriate remediation program.

Participants become familiar with typical and atypical cognitive functioning and learn strategies to overcome cognitive difficulties based upon Feuerstein's 10 criteria for mediated learning.

Required Text: Mediated Learning: Teaching, Tasks and Tools, ISBN #9781412950701 Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa Park, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/25/2016 to 7/29/2016

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

69. 15 Hour Seminar - Poverty and the Impact on Learning

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Oceanside Professional Dev Center (Oceanside, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/27/2016 to 7/28/2016

INS 812
This 15-hour inservice course is designed to explore the implications of poverty, socioeconomic issues, and the effects on education and learning. Focus will be centered on six types of poverty: generational, situational, absolute, relative, urban and rural. The course will engage participants in various activities that will assist in understanding how to effectively work with students from low socioeconomic status. During the program participants will discuss and examine how poverty affects the brain and learning, the importance of building relationships, connecting with the community, and creating a classroom environment that promotes learning through research-based practices.

70. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (EDU 695)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Ardsley Middle School (Ardsley, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

EDU 695 The College of Saint Rose
This course equips experienced and beginning K-12 educators with the essential skills to implement differentiated instruction (DI) successfully with students. A research-based instructional approach, DI provides educators with effective, manageable strategies for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population within the context of today's challenging standards-based curriculum. Participants will gain expertise in understanding and implementing a broad range of strategies associated with the essential, distinguishing components of differentiated instruction. These components will be experienced in a highly interactive learning environment that models the differentiated instruction principles and processes.

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by The Edith Winthrop Teacher Center of Westchester and they collect a $40 site fee.

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

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.



72. Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Disabilities (EDUC 503M)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

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EDUC 503M Mercy College
Study and analysis of effective teaching strategies for the education of students with disabilities. The students will identify strengths, and discuss methods of individualizing instruction and collaboration. They will examine learning processes, lesson and unit planning across the curriculum, motivation, communication and classroom management in order to stimulate and sustain student interest, cooperation, and achievement. Students will discuss effective ways of partnering with parents and other staff members.

Required Text: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, 10th edition, ISBN #9780132626156.

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 the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the three-hour autism workshop.

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.

73. Middle Level Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (EDC 680)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Baldwin Middle School (Baldwin, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

EDC 680 The College of Saint Rose
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.

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.

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

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

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.

75. Proactive Strategies for All Students (UNY 678)

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

UNY 678 Adelphi University
These strategies include what teachers can do in the classroom, administrators can do in the school building, and community members can do to support school personnel. It also provides opportunity for participants to create lessons geared to state learning standards, action plans to engage the entire learning community, and opportunities to talk to other educators through guided discussions. In addition to fifty strategies, participants will also gain insight to the latest research aligned with NCLB and state learning standards.

Approved by NYSED for Guidance Certification.



Required Text: Textbook: Saving our Students, Saving our Schools, ISBN# 9781412957939.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

76. The 21st Century Classroom: How Problem-Based Learning with Technology can Transform Student Learning in the Digital Age (EDU 661109)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

EDU 661109 SUNY Empire State College
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 Common Core 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.

Two Required Texts: Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills, ISBN #9781934009741 & Participant Manual available as a download in MLP.


Sponsored by Hudson River Teacher Center at PNW BOCES and they collect a $40 site fee.

77. Evaluator Academy - NYSUT Innovation Teacher Practice Rubric

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Administrators/Peer Evaluators

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

This training is specifically designed for Labor/Management Teams implementing the NYSUT Innovation Fund Teacher Practice Rubric.

This 40-hour intensive training, intended for administrators and peer evaluators in districts adopting NYSUT's Teacher Practice Rubric, will develop skills to objectively evaluate and effectively communicate with practitioners in an unbiased way about their professional practice.

Topics include:
- Role in observation process
- Inter-rater reliability
- Alignment of evidence with NYSUT's rubric
- Accurate assessment of teacher practice
- Articulation of provided evidence


Participants must bring a laptop with them, no iPads.

Meals are not included.

**A minimum enrollment of 10 is required.

78. Teaching Students to be Peacemakers (UNY 823)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016

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UNY 823 Adelphi University
This course provides participants with strategies and skills to implement a peacemaker program in their classes and school. Participants experience conflict management procedures and skills and apply negotiating techniques and peer mediation strategies to manage conflict in the learning environment.

Required Text(s):Teaching Students to be Peacemakers, ISBN #0939603225, 4th edition.


Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/

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

79. Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs (SED 661)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: Ward Melville High School (Setauket, NY) [map]

Dates: 8/8/2016 to 8/12/2016

SED 661 The College of Saint Rose
This course focuses on promoting student achievement and development in a collaborative learning community. Communication skills for effective teaching in an inclusive or special education setting are described, modeled and then practiced by course participants. Through the lens of cooperative learning, participants will focus on the following topics: curriculum development, planning and behavior management, instructional planning, and differentiating instruction. Improving students' social competence and the acquisition of functional living skills will be explored. In addition, participants will demonstrate effective collaboration among teachers and other professionals and discover ways to establish partnerships with families and community.

Two Required Text(s): Cooperative Learning: Integrating Theory & Practice, ISBN# 9781412940481 & Cooperative Learning in the Classroom: Putting it into Practice, ISBN# 9781412923804

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.



80. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (EDU 661113)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2016 to 8/12/2016

EDU 661113 SUNY Empire State College
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.

Required Texts:The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818 & Participant Supplement available as a download on MLP.

81. 15-Hour Evaluator Re-Calibration Training

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: The Desmond Hotel (Albany, NY)

Dates: 8/8/2016 to 8/9/2016

15-Hour Evaluator Re-Calibration Training
Reaching and maintaining inter-rater reliability and inter-rater agreement is an ongoing process that requires yearly calibration and a systemic plan for professional growth.

Participants in this program will improve in the use and application of the rubric, such as aligning evidence to the appropriate criteria and enhancing accuracy of the rubric using master scored materials to build their skills toward future inter-rater reliability. Participants will also gain skills in providing rationale and productive feedback for rating evidence. Scores will be reached by consensus within the group to strengthen inter-rater agreement. These important skill sets ensure continuity and uniformity in conducting evaluations within the district.

Topics include:
-Articulation of possible evidence to be collected in standards 1-7 through professional conversation,
-Practice using MLP ELEVATE to view video observations, collect evidence, align evidence and score teacher performance,
-Evidence collection across multiple grades and content areas,
-Evidence alignment to the standards and rubric in order to increase inter-rater agreement,
-Evaluation of evidence to render accurate judgments about instructional practice and recognition of misalignment of evidence

The calibration assessment ensures that each observer demonstrates a minimum level of skill so that ratings in various classrooms of different grade levels and content are valid and reliable. The assessment will be broken down into phases: pre-observation, observation and post-observation phases, and will be encompassed throughout the training following practice on that particular area.

Meals are not included.

Participants must bring a laptop with them, no iPads.

**A minimum enrollment of 8 is required.

82. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (EDU 695)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa Park, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/8/2016 to 8/12/2016

EDU 695 The College of Saint Rose
This course equips experienced and beginning K-12 educators with the essential skills to implement differentiated instruction (DI) successfully with students. A research-based instructional approach, DI provides educators with effective, manageable strategies for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population within the context of today's challenging standards-based curriculum. Participants will gain expertise in understanding and implementing a broad range of strategies associated with the essential, distinguishing components of differentiated instruction. These components will be experienced in a highly interactive learning environment that models the differentiated instruction principles and processes.

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 WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

83. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/13/2016 to 8/18/2016

UNY 706 Adelphi University
This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Common Core 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,
Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/


84. Brain Compatible Learning (UNY 714)

Program: Southern Tier

Location: Broome County Teachers Center (Vestal, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/15/2016 to 8/19/2016

UNY 714 Adelphi University
This course presents best teaching and learning practices based on current research on how the brain processes information and how individuals learn. Topics include the role of emotion in the learning process, the connection between memory and learning, and the role of experience in learning. Participants incorporate research findings in these areas into their lessons and assess their impact through analysis of student work.

Required Text(s):Brain Compatible Classrooms, 3rd edition, ISBN #9781412938877. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

85. Evaluator Academy - NYSUT Innovation Teacher Practice Rubric

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

Location: The Desmond Hotel (Albany, NY)

Audience: Administrators/Peer Evaluators

Dates: 8/15/2016 to 8/19/2016

This training is specifically designed for Labor/Management Teams implementing the NYSUT Innovation Fund Teacher Practice Rubric.

This 40-hour intensive training, intended for administrators and peer evaluators in districts adopting NYSUT's Teacher Practice Rubric, will develop skills to objectively evaluate and effectively communicate with practitioners in an unbiased way about their professional practice.

Topics include:
- Role in observation process
- Inter-rater reliability
- Alignment of evidence with NYSUT's rubric
- Accurate assessment of teacher practice
- Articulation of provided evidence


Participants must bring a laptop with them, no iPads.

Meals are not included.

**A minimum enrollment of 8 is required.

86. 6 Hour Seminar - Mentoring for Success

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/15/2016

This New Mentor seminar helps to prepare mentor teachers to work effectively with their mentees. The mentoring relationship is often a new one for both parties. Interpersonal skills needed for developing this relationship, especially those of confidentiality and trust, will be emphasized. The seminar will also discuss: the rationale and goals for mentoring; the roles of the mentor, including the roles of coach and guide; and effective strategies for helping the mentee develop the reflective skills needed in order to learn and grow professionally. (6 hours)

87. 3 Hour Seminar - Videotaping Classroom Practices for Feedback, Evaluation and Professional Growth

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/16/2016

This three-hour seminar is designed to support educators in examining the personal benefits of classroom self-videotaping. By taking a critical look from an observer's view, a teacher can interpret and apply any teacher evaluation rubric to support the distinction of rating levels and allow for documenting improvement in practice over time. Through interactive activities, participants consider the planning required to capture evidence of one's practice aligned to the NYS Teaching Standards and identify WHAT aspects of their teacher practice they wish to capture on video along with HOW to best showcase that in their classroom, including choosing artifacts. (3 hours)

88. 3 Hour Seminar - 21st Century Skills for Teachers

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/16/2016

This seminar is designed to address one of the NYS Teaching Standards priorities by helping teachers understand that knowledge is expanding at a more rapid rate than ever anticipated. Information and communication is changing how we teach and how students learn. Routine skills are no longer the basis for the workplace or the classroom. The seminar will emphasize that today's students and teachers must be able to communicate, share, and use information in a number of diverse ways. We will discover together that using information and solving complex problems as we adapt and innovate to a changing work environment is critical to student success in our world. Technology and problem solving skills will be defined as successful learning and the participants will develop strategies to share those skills with their students.

89. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Syracuse

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

Dates: 8/18/2016

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.

90. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (EDU 661113)

Program: Utica

Location: Holland Patent Middle School (Holland Patent, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2016 to 8/31/2016

EDU 661113 SUNY Empire State College
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.

Required Texts:The Innovator's DNA Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, ISBN #9781422134818 & Participant Supplement available as a download on MLP.

91. Evaluator Academy - NYSUT Innovation Teacher Practice Rubric

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Audience: Administrators/Peer Evaluators

Dates: 9/16/2016 to 10/16/2016

This training is specifically designed for Labor/Management Teams implementing the NYSUT Innovation Fund Teacher Practice Rubric.

This 40-hour intensive training, intended for administrators and peer evaluators in districts adopting NYSUT's Teacher Practice Rubric, will develop skills to objectively evaluate and effectively communicate with practitioners in an unbiased way about their professional practice.

Topics include:
- Role in observation process
- Inter-rater reliability
- Alignment of evidence with NYSUT's rubric
- Accurate assessment of teacher practice
- Articulation of provided evidence


Participants must bring a laptop with them, no iPads.

Meals are not included.

**A minimum enrollment of 8 is required.