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1. Seminar - Guiding Struggling Readers

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2016

Starting Soon
Becoming a competent reader and writer is essential for student success. The Balanced Literacy Approach begins with reading aloud and continues until students have developed the strategies to become independent readers. Along the way, those students who are struggling with reading must be guided. This seminar will identify the behaviors of struggling readers and suggest strategies needed to assist students in comprehending narrative and expository text. This program will discuss strategies to improve student literacy. Finally, how they can be implemented in classroom instruction to help struggling readers self-monitor their reading. (3 hours)

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/5/2017 to 1/24/2017

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.



Sponsored by by Freeport Teachers Center.

3. Bullying: Preventing the Problem (UNY 824)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/6/2017 to 1/15/2017

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UNY 824 Adelphi University
According to the Centers for Disease Control, schools have a responsibility to prevent aggressive behaviors and an obligation to provide an environment that promotes children's health and safety. However, although anti-bullying education efforts have increased exponentially over the years, recent statistics show that the prevalence of bullying is not declining. This course provides teachers, counselors, administrators and staff with cutting edge developmental and applied research to effectively address bullying in the school context.

Three Required Texts: School Where Everyone Belongs, ISBN #9780878225842, Girl Wars, ISBN #9780743249874 & Touching Spirit Bear, ISBN #9780380805600. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Rochester

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2017 to 2/4/2017

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.

5. Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: The SEEKING System (EDU 661118)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2017 to 2/4/2017

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EDU 661118 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.

Required Text:The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance, ISBN #9781416620488 to be purchased at your favorite bookstore & in MLP Activating Participant Resource booklet and Activating Participant Assessments download in MLP


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

6. Brain Based Ways We Think and Learn (UNY 705)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2017 to 2/11/2017

UNY 705 Adelphi University
This course provides experienced and beginner educators with a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which findings from current brain research can be applied to teaching and learning. Participants apply key cognitive processes to their lesson planning and instructional practice to increase student comprehension and achievement.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $60. 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 $30 site fee.

7. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2017 to 2/11/2017

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2017 to 1/29/2017

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 Oceanside Jewish Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

9. Seminar - Enhancing Our Understanding of Students with Disabilities (SWDs) in the Standards-based Classroom

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2017

This seminar is intended for general education teachers who have students with disabilities (SWDs) in their classrooms. Participants will examine how to address the ELA/literacy and math instructional shifts by understanding the supports needed to ensure equal access to instruction. They will also develop criteria needed for standards-based alignment of IEP goals that ensure student success within their classrooms. Each participant will need a copy of the NYS ELA/Literacy and Math Standards. (3 hours)

10. Brain Based Ways We Think and Learn (UNY 705)

Program: Southern Tier

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2017 to 4/12/2017

UNY 705 Adelphi University
This course provides experienced and beginner educators with a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which findings from current brain research can be applied to teaching and learning. Participants apply key cognitive processes to their lesson planning and instructional practice to increase student comprehension and achievement. br>
Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $60. 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.

11. New Member SRP Seminar - Aim High: A Proactive Environment for Student Achievement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: SRP's with 5 years or less experience in the classroom

Dates: 1/11/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Ending the achievement gap requires addressing all factors that influence the achievement and behavior of students including: classroom learning, school climate, and motivation theory. In this seminar, participants will learn that a positive educational environment is a major ingredient of effective schools. Participants will examine research-based techniques that empower "at risk" students, decrease problem behavior, and improve student achievement in general. When the climate is comfortable, the likelihood for success is greatly increased. (2 hours)

12. New Member SRP Seminar - The IEP: Supporting Student Instruction

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/12/2017

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Being a school-related professional today requires many skills to become an integral part of school-wide success. In this seminar participants will become familiar with the special education process, terms/concepts, and learn what is in an IEP and how it impacts an SRP's role in supporting student instruction. (2 hours)

13. Seminar - Understanding the Role of Formative Assessment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/12/2017

The role of data literacy and summative and formative assessments in the classroom is a critical one. This seminar will help teachers understand these assessment methods and when to use them to gather accurate information about student achievement. (3 hours)

14. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Utica

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

Dates: 1/14/2017

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.

15. Seminar - Cyber Bullying: The New Age of Harassment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/17/2017

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Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Advances in technology have radically reshaped the social landscape in which teachers and 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 physical/psychological health of students and staff, and apply proactive strategies and solutions. (3 hours) **This seminar does not fulfill the Dignity Act (DASA) mandate.

16. SRP Seminar - Bully, Bullied or Bystander

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/17/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Bullying has been around since schools were established. Bullying affects everyone in a school and has been blamed for poor self-esteem, suicide, and school shootings. This seminar is designed to help school-related professionals understand what bullying is and how it impacts the lives of every member of a school community. Through discussion, hands-on learning and reflection, we will cover the types of bullying and strategies to decrease or eliminate bullying. (3 hours) **This seminar does not fulfill the Dignity Act (DASA) mandate.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/18/2017 to 2/11/2017

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

18. Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/19/2017

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Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Ending the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), including Asperger's Disorder. Attention will be given to how these disorders manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within education settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorder and covers evidence-based proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in school. This seminar fulfills the state requirements for the three-hour Autism Training in the Needs of Children with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. (3 hours)

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

Program: Utica

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/23/2017 to 4/3/2017

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 the Holland Patent Teacher Center

20. Teaching Through Learning Channels (UNY 825)

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2017 to 4/4/2017

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.

21. Seminar - Collegial Inquiry: A Focus on Protocols

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Protocols are the vehicles for building the skills and culture necessary for collaborative teamwork and are a powerful opportunity to learn with and from one another within a collaborative environment. Protocols consist of agreed upon guidelines and work to build trust among team members by doing substantive work. Protocols offer the opportunity for educators to engage in an insightful conversation about teaching and learning. (3 hours)

22. SRP H & S Seminar - Supporting Students with Autism

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 1/25/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Ending the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. (3 hours)

23. 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: 1/26/2017 to 2/12/2017

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 a $40 site fee.

24. Instructional Planning, Strategic Teaching (EDU 661114)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Alberta B. Gray Middle School (Hempstead, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/26/2017 to 4/6/2017

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



Sponsored by Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/27/2017 to 2/5/2017

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.

26. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Dates: 1/28/2017

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.

27. Building Communication and Teamwork in Schools (UNY 704)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/30/2017 to 3/13/2017

UNY 704 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with the essential knowledge and skills in five areas necessary to foster an emotionally engaging classroom: leadership, communication and listening, positive thinking, student support, and team building. Collectively, these skills are at the center of what makes excellent teachers successful and what allows students of all abilities and backgrounds to thrive.

Course Alignments:
This course is aligned to Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching:
Domain 1 - 1B and 1D
Domain 2 - 2A, 2B, and 2D
Domain 3 - 3A, 3B, 3C, and 3E
Domain 4 - 4A, 4E, and 4F

Topics include:

• Role of the teacher/leader

• Strategies for connecting with students

• Solution seeking strategies

This course is approved by New York State Education Department as applicable toward specific certification requirements.

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.

28. Seminar - Instructional Supports for English Language Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/2/2017 to 2/9/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student population in schools, and they must be considered when NYS ELA/Literacy and Math Standards are being implemented. Geared for general education teachers, this seminar will help participants design effective content-area instruction while they explore research-based strategies, instructional guidelines and resources for helping ELLs succeed. (6 hours - two 3 hour sessions)

29. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Utica

Location: Rome Teacher Center (Rome, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/3/2017 to 3/11/2017

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/


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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/3/2017 to 2/12/2017

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.



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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Dates: 2/3/2017 to 2/25/2017

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.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2017 to 2/19/2017

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 by Baldwin Teacher Center and they collect a $12 site fee to be collected by teacher center & $18 site fee to be collected by Oceanside

33. Seminar - Reading Comprehension: Understanding Text Structures

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Dates: 2/7/2017

Today's high school students tend to be very good at identifying elements of the narrative and comprehending the story. However, when other text structures such as expository or cause and effect are utilized, many students struggle with comprehension. This seminar analyzes six expository text structures and offers keys to developing the reader confidence students need to be successful in all subject areas. (3 hours)

34. SRP H & S Seminar - Addressing Aggressive Behavior in Schools

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/8/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Special needs students experience many challenges and frustrations in the classroom. Their response is often to resist efforts of teachers and SROs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in mild or passive ways, or in more active ways, such as acting out anger and aggression through outbursts, tantrums, or throwing things. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who act out, especially in more aggressive and disruptive ways. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and practice strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection, cause and effect, and overcorrection will be explored and practiced. (3 hours)

35. Seminar - Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2017

New
What can you do when you have students who disrupt the learning your classroom? This seminar will discuss the many strategies to enhance personal effectiveness with disruptive students and get students learning back on track. (3 hours)

36. Online Session I - Adolescent Development Grades 7-12 - EDU 661117 - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661117 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course covers adolescent development as it relates to the 7-12 educational context. Topics that are covered include physical development, developmental learning theories, personal, social and emotional development, learner differences, social cognition, behaviorism, information processing, constructing and assessing understanding, and creating positive classroom learning environments. Written assignments will integrate theoretical and research-based concepts with classroom practice.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Tuition includes $20 tech. fee

37. Online Session I - Applied Behavior Analysis - UNY 807 - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 807 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course presents the seminal research on antisocial behavior and provides educators with effective strategies for managing antisocial behavior across a number of learning environments. The course takes the research to the next level for students who do not respond to basic prevention through effective classroom management. Applied Behavior Analysis will provide teachers and support staff with the information, tools, and skills they need to prevent a great deal of antisocial behavior and/or to manage much of this behavior when it arises.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

No required textbook or materials needed.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 507 Mercy College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
Examination and analysis of effective literacy instruction for students at all levels. This course includes the exploration of appropriate techniques for diverse learners. Techniques for continued assessment in reading, remediation, and enrichment will also be discussed. Requires practical application of methods in classroom and field assignments such as observation records, tutoring, and diagnostic evaluation and analysis.

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


Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 678 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
By exploring current research in assessment, this course enables educators to understand the connections among subject matter knowledge and assessment in the K-12 classroom as it aligns itself to current New York State and federal mandates assisting teachers to target Common Core Learning Standards. Through this course, participants will investigate and examine contemporary assessment methods and strategies suggested by prominent experts in the field in an effort to develop different types of assessment tools; will be able to create teacher-made tests that target different ability levels including exceptional-need students; and will be able to design and apply rubrics in their curricula areas.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

40. Online Session I - Beginning Reading Pre K-2 (UNY 717) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 717 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
Participants learn a variety of decoding activities in phonemic awareness, alphabetic principles, letter-sound correspondence, and phonics and word recognition. Model literacy centers where students can be independent and creative while reinforcing literacy skill building and content-area study skills are examined. Participants identify and incorporate instructional strategies and assessments into their teaching that improves student reading abilities.

Registration deadline is 2/8/2017 and course runs 10 weeks.

Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Teaching Reading in the 21st Century, ISBN #9780132092258

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661116 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course is intended to help those who teach mathematics in Grades 3-5 understand the mathematical content, how mathematical ideas develop, and how to implement successful teaching practices that make it more likely for students to grasp and be comfortable with mathematics. The course includes research findings on which the teaching of solid mathematics is based. It highlights teacher practices that researchers found to be associated with greater learning of mathematics and that teachers found to be relevant and vital for teaching mathematics in all grades K-12 with a focus on grades 3-5.

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

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two Required Texts: Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades 3-5 ISBN # 9781936764006 & the second is available as a download via MLP.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661101 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. Participants will have a collection of tools, resources and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 2/8/2017 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.



All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661100 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
Developing strong and positive connections with families and communities is critical in our educational settings today. This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. This course has been designed to provide enough variety in the readings, activities, reflections, and discussions that each participant should find practical value in the diversity of perspectives.
The final project will be a portfolio of issues and activities that relate to a model of one's choice, combined with an action plan. By the end of the course participants will have a collection of tools, resources, and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

44. Online Session I - Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs (SED 661) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

SED 661 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/2017
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.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Two required textbooks: Cooperative Learning: Integrating Theory and Practice, ISBN #9781412940481 & Cooperative Learning in the Classroom, Putting it into Practice, ISBN # 9781412923804.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 706 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
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:Intellectual Challenge in the Classroom.
Please use the link below to order the textbook for this course only.
www.co-operation.org/books/

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 516M Mercy College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course is designed to develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them implement meaningful instructional and behavioral strategies for effective learning by students with disabilities. Students develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of behavior. In addition, students learn to plan, implement and evaluate behavior management programs for individual students in a variety of learning environments.Students who have previously taken EDUC 654M Behavior Management are not eligible to receive graduate credit for EDUC 516M.
Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Two Required Text(s): Assessing Learners with Special Needs An Applied Approach 8th edition, ISBN #9780133846591 & Functional Assessment: Strategies to Prevent and Remediate Challenging Behavior in School Settings, 4th edition, ISBN #9780133570854. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.


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

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

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 809 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
Advances in technology have radically reshaped the social landscape in which students find themselves. While there are many positive aspects of living in an increasingly wired world, cyberbullying has emerged as a growing concern for children, schools, families and society. Participants will understand what cyberbullying is, its impact upon teaching and learning, and be able to apply strategies and solutions to cyberbullying.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text:School Climate 2.0 ISBN #9781412997836

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teacher

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661113 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 648 Mercy College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
Perspective on the interdisciplinary views of how children learn, including students with special needs. Students will understand the cognitive (memory, perception, critical thinking), social (group uses of literacy, literacy as a cultural tool), and linguistic (language systems, language variation) interrelationships in the development of literacy.

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

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 671 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course examines the classroom environment encountered by most teachers today. Participants explore classroom management techniques and instructional strategies that address students' social and academic needs. Specific behavioral theories are analyzed in terms of their application in the classroom and their effectiveness in developing positive interpersonal skills in students. Practical approaches to behavior issues, violence in schools, attention deficit disorder, and inclusive classrooms are addressed in all course activities. Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 729 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
Designed for both special education and general education teachers at all grade levels, this course introduces participants to the process of planning for an inclusive classroom. Participants learn:
(1) the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act,
(2) the collaborative process for designing and implementing curriculum and instruction for all inclusive classrooms,
(3) how to modify curriculum, instruction, and assessment across the content areas, and
(4) how to develop the social skills of students.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 686 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
The course promotes that curriculum is more than a collection of activities; it must be coherent, focused on problem solving, and articulated across grade levels. Students must connect new knowledge to prior knowledge as they actively build new knowledge from hands-on experiences. The course is well aligned with NCTM standards which promote that students must learn mathematics with understanding and teachers must help the students see the importance and relevance of mathematics in everyday life. The course is divided into four themes,

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

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661114 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course is designed to provide participants with instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students at all grade levels. Emphasis will be placed on misconceptions of academic failure; curriculum organization; effective instructional design; curriculum evaluation and instructional strategies that enhance and improve academic performance for all students. The following concepts serve as the basis for the design of curriculum and instruction: core concepts, essential questions, background knowledge, judicious review, strategic integration, cognitive strategies, and mediated scaffolding. Additional strategies and applications introduced in this course include rubrics, graphic organizers, LINCS vocabulary strategy, class wide peer tutoring, note-taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, reciprocal teaching, questioning, and the Socratic Seminar. The implications of brain research and the use of technology are also components of this course. Additionally, many of the practices examined correlate with the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics, the New York State Teaching Standards, and the shifts in Common Core Standards implementation.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661102 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course is designed for all K-12 educators who are or will be working with a co-teaching model. The course will investigate the pedagogical and practical facets of a co-teaching approach that provides academic instruction to a diverse community of learners (i.e., students within general education, special education, ESL and gifted programs) so that each student may find success.

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

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 573 Mercy College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This is a hands-on course focusing on applications of learning technology to enhance the teaching and learning of English Language Arts as defined in the Common Core Standards. Effective use of technology for teaching the literacy skills of listening, speaking,reading, and writing to native English speakers and students who are English language learners will be discussed. Criteria for evaluating software and a variety of approaches to integration of technology into the curriculum will be explored as it applies to the age/grade level and content area of the students' teaching certificates. The course will also examine techniques to enable students to collaborate with and support other staff in their schools to develop their own skill in of technology.

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

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 561M Mercy
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
Candidates will develop competencies enabling them to provide appropriate instruction for students experiencing difficulties in acquiring literacy skills. These include students receiving academic intervention services, and those in compensatory and special education programs.
*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

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

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661115 - SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
Teaching all children to read is a critical responsibility of our elementary teachers. In this course, participants will learn and share the knowledge and skills they will need to be highly effective elementary teachers of literacy. The course will integrate what we have known is good teaching of literacy in the past and will expand the teachers' skills needed to meet the NYS P-12 Common core Learning Standards (CCLS). The inclusion of diverse students with various needs requires teachers of today to team with other professionals to plan and create an instructional environment that teaches all students to read.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 663 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course is designed to help participants help children learn mathematical concepts and skills, including most important, problem solving skills. The course is divided into three parts. The first part provides learning theories as a base for understanding the foundations of mathematics curriculum and how children learn it. It also helps participants apply the learning theories to help children develop foundations of number sense and problem solving. The second part discusses teaching strategies for computational procedures in whole number, fractions and decimals. Third part focuses on investigation and process skills of mathematics including estimation, measurement, geometry and spatial skills.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661111 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course addresses the fundamentals aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for education in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for many of the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluations rubrics.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

60. Online Session I - Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Disabilities from Birth Through Adolescence (EDU 503M) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 503M Mercy College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course examines curriculum and instruction from the perspective of Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Adolescent teachers of students with disabilities whose individual learning needs require teachers to go beyond typical models of general classroom instruction to give students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum and assessments. Teachers identify, examine, & practice a variety of effective teaching strategies for the education of students with disabilities. Teachers learn to differentiate an individualize instruction & engage in collegial collaboration. They examine learning processes, lesson & unit planning, motivation, & communication in order to stimulate and sustain student interest, involvement, & achievement.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
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 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.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 680 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
The course focuses on using brain-based instruction as the basis for powerful learning and processes for making data-driven instructional decisions and for designing curriculum to address the standards. In addition, emphasis is given to three critical instructional strategies: cooperative group instruction, a multiple intelligences approach and higher order thinking.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

62. Online Session I - Middle Level Education: Foundations for the Middle Years (EDC 679) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 679 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
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.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text: What Every Middle School Teacher Should Know, ISBN #9780325057552.
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

SED 672 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course translates the research of Howard Gardner into practical, dynamic, and motivational teaching strategies. Participants learn how Gardner derived his theory, the definitions of the eight intelligences, and how these intelligences can be developed in students at all grade levels. The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 7, 2017)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

EDU 661110 SUNY Empire College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/7/17
The course provides research-based active reading comprehension strategies that participants can apply to their grade level or content area. By learning how to implement these metacognitive reading strategies, participants will be able to plan lessons more effectively.

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

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

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 801 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course explores content area teachers' roles in student's literacy development. You will learn how to utilize research-based teaching strategies in content-area instruction. Strategies include word attack, before-reading, during-reading, after-reading, writing and research -- applied within the context of content area learning. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate technology into literacy tasks in your classroom, and explore how to assess reading and writing tasks within a balanced literacy-content area classroom.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 7, 2017)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

EDU 691 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 2/13/17-4/7/17
This online course helps experienced and beginning educators create a classroom environment in which responsible behavior is modeled, taught, and supported. Participants will explore the underlying causes of disruptive student behavior and learn specific classroom management strategies associated with four instructional approaches that empower students to be self-directed, responsible learners: helping students develop personal power, helping students use effective mental models, teaching students appropriate behaviors, and developing skills for positive student confrontation. As participants learn to mentor, model, coach, and facilitate responsible actions in their students' behalf, they likewise develop increasing responsibility and personal power in their own professional practice.

Registration deadline is 2/9/17 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 505 Mercy College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
Historical, legal, theoretical and practical aspects of teaching English to learners of English as a Second Language in pre-school through 12th grade. Course content includes language acquisition theories for children and adults, as well as for students with special needs. Student language assessment, identification, academic placement, and a variety of successful instructional approaches and strategies will be explored. Classroom discussion will include effective instructional models, assessment strategies, approaches and teaching practices used in teaching all language skills, the common core standards, and recognition of the psycho-social problems involved in second language acquisition and development. 10 hours of fieldwork required.Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Required Text: Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL, 6th edition ISBN #9780132685153. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Applicants to the program are required to possess a master's degree and NYS teaching certificate other than TESOL,provide documentation of 12 credits in a language other than English, successfully complete the Content Specialty Test in ESOL and the workshop for the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and participate in a 20-day clinical practice experience teaching ESL to ELLs.
IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

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

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 7, 2017)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

UNY 825 Adelphi University
Course dates 2/13/17-4/7/17
This course focuses on helping experienced and beginner educators understand how to increase student achievement by addressing the brain's natural learning channels, using five specific instructional approaches: responding to the five basic needs of all learners (survival/physiological and safety needs; belonging; empowerment and esteem; freedom and self-actualization; and fun); teaching to all of the senses (kinesthetic, tactual, auditory, visual, olfactory, and gustatory); reinforcing five specific cognitive processes that help the brain integrate information (comparing and contrasting new information to old, conceptualizing or formulating a name for things, comprehending or practicing the concept, and combining or incorporating it into everyday life); teaching to the perceptual and organizational-learning styles (global, sequential, abstract, and concrete); and addressing certain personality or temperament styles (intuitive feelers, intuitive thinkers, sensing judgers, and sensing perceivers). Using an instructional process that allows participants to experience these five approaches from a learner's perspective then applying them in their own classrooms from a teacher's perspective, class members will gain expertise in helping their students acquire, process, recall, and apply the skills and content that lead to academic success.

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

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661109 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
The 21st Century Classroom
This practical course is designed to enable K-12 educators to synthesize newly framed requirements for highly effective teaching (APPR), the 21st Century Skills, the 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.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661104 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course will provide participants with a better understanding of the realities of data use and will empower users to identify and use data more appropriately to identify school wide priorities, inform instruction and enhance student learning.

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

Registration deadline is 2/8/2017 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 590M Mercy College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
The interrelationship of teaching and writing are examined. Process writing and interactive methodologies will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on defining and describing the interactive writing process within the broader language and literacy.
*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

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

72. Online Session I - Theory and Practice of Bilingual Education (EDUC 508) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 508 Mercy College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course is designed to prepare bilingual and ESOL teachers to successfully work with language minority students, in the context of bilingual/ESL programs. It includes the study of the historical, psychological, social, cultural, political, theoretical, and legal foundations of bilingual education programs in the United States. Students will examine and analyze different bilingual program models so that they may apply such knowledge to the implementation of pedagogically effective practices for second language learners using both the L1 and L2, in curriculum implementation. Communication with parents and families, concerning students academic and social outcomes will be highlighted. In addition, the use of community resources, programs and services to effectively improve instruction in bilingual programs will be discussed. 10 hours of fieldwork required. Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 21, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661107 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 2/13/17-4/21/17
This course is a framework for school improvement that involves tiers of increasingly intensive interventions. As students are identified by curriculum based measurement as exhibiting risk for school failure, they are instructed using interventions designed to eliminate or correct the cause of failure. Their progress is monitored using simple assessment tools. Participants will understand the RTI process, its impact upon teaching and learning, and apply strategies and data-based decision-making in process implementation.

Registration deadline is 2/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

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

74. New Member Seminar - Strategies for Student Engagement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Pearl River High School (Pearl River, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/15/2017

New
Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar addresses one of the most critical instructional practice upon which student success is based. Teachers new to the profession may be challenged in how to plan for this in their everyday teaching. The seminar will focus on strategies that will help them sustain wonder, enthusiasm and perseverance. This seminar will provide a practical model for understanding what our students want and need in their classrooms. (2 hours)

75. SRP Seminar - Our World, Our Students

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/15/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar explores how to become familiar with students' cultural abilities and needs in order to create a more conducive learning environment. In addition, the program will engage educators in discussing the importance of involving all students in the learning process while demonstrating how they can use cultural connections to assist students in appreciating each other's strengths. (3 hours)

76. 6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Program: Capital District/Northern New York

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

Dates: 2/18/2017

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.

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/20/2017 to 2/24/2017

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.



**2/20 class to be held at Panera Bread (4959 Nesconset Hwy in Port Jefferson)

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/20/2017 to 2/24/2017

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.

79. Creative Controversy (UNY 706)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/20/2017 to 2/24/2017

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 Oceanside Jewish Center and they collect a $30 site fee.

80. Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: The SEEKING System (EDU 661118)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/20/2017 to 2/24/2017

EDU 661118 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.

Required Text:The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance, ISBN #9781416620488 to be purchased at your favorite bookstore & in MLP Activating Participant Resource booklet and Activating Participant Assessments download in MLP


81. 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: 2/21/2017 to 3/11/2017

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.

82. Creating a Balanced Reading and Writing Classroom (RDG 663)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

Location: South Huntington District Office (Huntington Station, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/21/2017 to 2/25/2017

RDG 663 The College of Saint Rose
This course provides specific strategies to improve reading and writing instruction. The course emphasizes a balanced approach to literacy instruction, using whole-part-whole, phonemic awareness, and the integration of language arts. Instructional methods for teaching with literature at all grade levels and integrating phonemic skills with literature will be introduced and practiced.

Guided reading strategies, intended to improve comprehension at all levels, will be emphasized. Other topics include: primary reading strategies, children's literature, writing in response to reading, spelling strategies, reading in the content areas, and assessment processes.

Required Text:
How to Teach Balanced Reading & Writing, 2nd edition, ISBN# 9781412937429.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Sponsored by the South Huntington Teacher Center and they collect a $25 site fee.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Eastchester High School (Eastchester, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2017 to 3/30/2017

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.



Sponsored by by Lower Westchester Teachers' Institute and they collect a $50 site fee.

84. 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: 2/27/2017 to 3/30/2017

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.

85. Seminar - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Ending the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), including Asperger's Disorder. Attention will be given to how these disorders manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within education settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorder and covers evidence-based proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in school. This seminar fulfills the state requirements for the three-hour Autism Training in the Needs of Children with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. (3 hours)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Yorktown BOCES Campus (Yorktown Heights, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2017 to 4/1/2017

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 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. 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 a $40 site fee.

87. SRP H & S Seminar - Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Dates: 3/1/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave, intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior, how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. (3 hours)

88. Seminar - Winning Over the Challenging Student

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/2/2017 to 4/6/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Based on the work of Kay Burke, William Glasser, Robert Marzano, and others, this program identifies reasons behind students' lack of motivation and commitment. Participants explore classroom activities and strategies that contribute to a more positive learning environment and create lessons that encourage students to make appropriate choices regarding their learning. (15 hours)

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/3/2017 to 3/25/2017

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.



90. Bullying: Preventing the Problem (UNY 824)

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/4/2017 to 3/31/2017

UNY 824 Adelphi University
According to the Centers for Disease Control, schools have a responsibility to prevent aggressive behaviors and an obligation to provide an environment that promotes children's health and safety. However, although anti-bullying education efforts have increased exponentially over the years, recent statistics show that the prevalence of bullying is not declining. This course provides teachers, counselors, administrators and staff with cutting edge developmental and applied research to effectively address bullying in the school context.

Three Required Texts: School Where Everyone Belongs, ISBN #9780878225842, Girl Wars, ISBN #9780743249874 & Touching Spirit Bear, ISBN #9780380805600. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

91. Enhancing Literacy for All Students (UNY 802)

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/4/2017 to 4/1/2017

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

Sponsored by the Staff Development Center of the Islips

92. Designing Motivation for All Learners (UNY 701)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/4/2017 to 4/1/2017

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.

93. Building Communication and Teamwork in Schools (UNY 704)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/4/2017 to 4/1/2017

UNY 704 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with the essential knowledge and skills in five areas necessary to foster an emotionally engaging classroom: leadership, communication and listening, positive thinking, student support, and team building. Collectively, these skills are at the center of what makes excellent teachers successful and what allows students of all abilities and backgrounds to thrive.

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

94. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (EDU 661113)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/4/2017 to 4/1/2017

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.

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2017 to 3/23/2017

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 Baldwin Teacher Center and they collect $30 site fee.

96. Coaching: Building Capacity through Professional Conversations (EDU 661112)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Eastchester High School (Eastchester, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2017 to 5/2/2017

EDU 661112 SUNY Empire State College
This course models how coaching relationships enhance professional conversations and communication among educators. It builds teacher capacity and strengthens teacher effectiveness. It integrates national, state, and local standards. The course offers a comprehensive overview of coaching that addresses: Brain research, adult learning principles, effective communication and the micro-skills of coaching conversations. In addition, structured maps for pre-visit and post-visit meetings for teacher evaluation will be explored.

Required Text: Talk About Teaching: Leading Professional Conversations, ISBN #9781412941419

Sponsored by the Teacher Institute of Lower Westchester *A $50.00 site fee will be collected from non-TILW members the first day of class

97. SRP Seminar - Increasing Comprehension of ELLs

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Tarrytown Regional Office (Tarrytown, NY) [map]

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/8/2017

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Participants will be able to understand the NYS regulations for identifying and providing services to English language learners (ELLs), examine cultural factors that affect instruction for ELLs, and explore strategies for making academic content accessible to ELLs. (3 hours)

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/11/2017 to 4/1/2017

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

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

99. Online Session II - Adolescent Development Grades 7-12 - EDU 661117 - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 19, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661117 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/13/17-5/19/17
This course covers adolescent development as it relates to the 7-12 educational context. Topics that are covered include physical development, developmental learning theories, personal, social and emotional development, learner differences, social cognition, behaviorism, information processing, constructing and assessing understanding, and creating positive classroom learning environments. Written assignments will integrate theoretical and research-based concepts with classroom practice.

Registration deadline is 3/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Tuition includes $20 tech. fee

100. Online Session II - Applied Behavior Analysis - UNY 807 - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 19, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 807 Adelphi University
Course dates 3/13/17-5/19/17
This course presents the seminal research on antisocial behavior and provides educators with effective strategies for managing antisocial behavior across a number of learning environments. The course takes the research to the next level for students who do not respond to basic prevention through effective classroom management. Applied Behavior Analysis will provide teachers and support staff with the information, tools, and skills they need to prevent a great deal of antisocial behavior and/or to manage much of this behavior when it arises.

Registration deadline is 3/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

No required textbook or materials needed.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 19, 2017)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 507 Mercy College
Course dates 2/13/17-5/19/17
Examination and analysis of effective literacy instruction for students at all levels. This course includes the exploration of appropriate techniques for diverse learners. Techniques for continued assessment in reading, remediation, and enrichment will also be discussed. Requires practical application of methods in classroom and field assignments such as observation records, tutoring, and diagnostic evaluation and analysis.

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


Registration deadline is 3/8/17 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.