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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/25/2018 to 3/11/2018

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

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

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

2. EDUC 500 Educational Foundations from Diverse Perspectives

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/26/2018 to 6/11/2018

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EDUC 500 Mercy
This course provides a critical overview of the forces (historical, legal, financial, organizational, and philosophical) that provide for the foundation of education. It will provide a forum for students to examine, debate and speculate about the controversies that impact schools and teachers now and into the future. These basic concepts of education are examined from the diverse perspectives of race, gender, disabilities, and language learners. Aspects of education such as funding, instructional strategies, and due process procedures will be examined for their impact on social justice concerns such as equity and access, alternative ways of knowing, funds of knowledge, and other cultural factors as they impinge on the learning process. The role of the teacher as facilitator of critical thinking and as promoter of socially responsible action in the society will be considered. 10 hours of fieldwork required.

Required Text:Teachers, Schools,and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education,ISBN#9780078024450

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.<

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

-they have 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.

3. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/27/2018 to 5/29/2018

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

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

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

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

4. EDUC 509 Linguistics and Language Development

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/27/2018 to 6/12/2018

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

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

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

-they have taken more than 15 credits through Mercy College,
-they are already matriculated in a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
-they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or
-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.

ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

5. Seminar - Educating English Language Learners in Elementary Classrooms

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2018

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Elementary teachers are uncertain as to what to expect from English learners in their classrooms at different stages of verbal acquisition and proficiency levels. In this seminar, participants have the opportunity to investigate supports and modifications found successful at engaging the ELLs in learning. Taking this knowledge to the next level, participants apply what was learned to lesson planning. (3 hours)

6. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 2/28/2018 to 5/30/2018

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

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

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

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

7. EDBD 1060 Office Systems and Procedures II

Program: New York City

Location: UFT Staten Island (Staten Island, NY) [map]

Dates: 2/28/2018 to 6/20/2018

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

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

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 2/28/2018

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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 (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)

9. Teaching Students to be Peacemakers (UNY 823)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2018 to 3/29/2018

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

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


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

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

10. EDBD 1050 Office Systems and Procedures

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 3/1/2018 to 6/7/2018

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

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

Tuition $560 plus cost of textbook.

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

11. EDUC 502 Foundations in Special Education for Students with Disabilities

Program: New York City

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

Dates: 3/1/2018 to 6/14/2018

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EDUC 502 Mercy
This course will assist teachers in their understanding of the nature of students within the full range of disabilities, special health-care needs, and the effect of those disabilities and needs on learning and behavior. Students will examine current trends, historical, legal, and social foundations of education for students with disabilities.

Required Text(s):
Introduction to Special Education: Making a Difference, 7th edition, ISBN #9780205600564
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

12. New Member Seminar - Educators Valuing Diversity

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers and SRPs

Dates: 3/1/2018

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Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Many school districts nationwide are experiencing rapid growth in the number of students of color, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and students from low-income families. All is not well, however, in these rapidly transitioning schools. Some teachers, administrators, and parents view their schools' increasing diversity as a problem rather than an opportunity. Rapidly changing demographics demand that we engage in a vigorous, ongoing, and systemic process of professional development to prepare all educators in the school to function effectively in a highly diverse environment. (2 hours) Location: Pearl River High School, Room - Pirate Cove

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/3/2018 to 4/14/2018

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

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

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/3/2018 to 4/7/2018

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/3/2018 to 3/28/2018

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

Two Required Texts: Teacher Talk: What it Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and the second available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

16. Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills (UNY 827)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/3/2018 to 4/14/2018

UNY 827 Adelphi University
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

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

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

17. Seminar - Instructional Supports for English Language Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2018

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.

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/8/2018

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)

19. Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age (UNY 832)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/9/2018 to 3/18/2018

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UNY 832 Adelphi University
This course focuses on developing critical and creative thinkers who can operate in and competently address the issues and challenges of a global age. It focuses on the practice of critical and creative thinking through the use of thinking routines and promotes student engagement, understanding, and independence by making thinking visible. Participants examine the standards and dispositions of critical and creative thinkers, as they explore precise and emotive language, effective communication, inferential reasoning, logical fallacies, thinking from multiple perspectives, creative problem solving, and media literacy. Based in the context of global issues and challenges, the course models over 21 critical and creative thinking routines for the classroom that make thinking visible, foster collaboration and communication, and enhance engagement and understanding in a culture of thinking.

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

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

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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EDU 661117 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
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 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Tuition includes $20 tech. fee

21. Online Session II - Adolescent Development Grades 7-12 (EDU 661117) Section 2

Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661117 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
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 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Tuition includes $20 tech. fee

22. 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 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 807 Adelphi University
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course presents the seminal research on antisocial behavior and provides educators with effective strategies for managing antisocial behavior across a number of learning environments. The course takes the research to the next level for students who do not respond to basic prevention through effective classroom management. Applied Behavior Analysis will provide teachers and support staff with the information, tools, and skills they need to prevent a great deal of antisocial behavior and/or to manage much of this behavior when it arises.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

No required textbook or materials needed.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

23. 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 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 507 Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
Examination and analysis of effective literacy instruction for students at all levels. This course includes the exploration of appropriate techniques for diverse learners. Techniques for continued assessment in reading, remediation, and enrichment will also be discussed. Requires practical application of methods in classroom and field assignments such as observation records, tutoring, and diagnostic evaluation and analysis.

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


Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

24. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 678 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
By exploring current research in assessment, this course enables educators to understand the connections among subject matter knowledge and assessment in the K-12 classroom as it aligns itself to current New York State and federal mandates assisting teachers to target the Learning Standards. Through this course, participants will investigate and examine contemporary assessment methods and strategies suggested by prominent experts in the field in an effort to develop different types of assessment tools; will be able to create teacher-made tests that target different ability levels including exceptional-need students; and will be able to design and apply rubrics in their curricula areas.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

25. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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UNY 717 Adelphi University
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
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 3/7/2018 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

26. Online Session II - Beginning Reading Pre K-2 (UNY 717) Section 2

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 717 Adelphi University
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
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 3/7/2018 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

27. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

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

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

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

28. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661101 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. Participants will have a collection of tools, resources and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 3/7/2018 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.



All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

29. Online Session II - Bullying: Preventing the Problem (EDU 661100) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661100 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
Developing strong and positive connections with families and communities is critical in our educational settings today. This course will explore and discuss critical perspectives on school-community relationships. This course has been designed to provide enough variety in the readings, activities, reflections, and discussions that each participant should find practical value in the diversity of perspectives.
The final project will be a portfolio of issues and activities that relate to a model of one's choice, combined with an action plan. By the end of the course participants will have a collection of tools, resources, and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

30. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

SED 661 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
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 3/7/18 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.

31. Online Session II - Creative Controversy (UNY 706) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 706 Adelphi University
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Learning Standards and to prepare students who are College and Career Ready in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.

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

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

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

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

32. Online Session II - Curricular Assessment and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities (EDUC 516M) - Section 3

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 516M Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course is designed to develop the conceptual and technical skills required by teachers to help them implement meaningful instructional and behavioral strategies for effective learning by students with disabilities. Students develop the professional skills necessary for the observation and assessment of behavior. In addition, students learn to plan, implement and evaluate behavior management programs for individual students in a variety of learning environments.Students who have previously taken EDUC 654M Behavior Management are not eligible to receive graduate credit for EDUC 516M.
Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Two Required Text(s): Assessing Learners with Special Needs An Applied Approach 8th edition, ISBN #9780133846591 & Functional Assessment: Strategies to Prevent and Remediate Challenging Behavior in School Settings, 4th edition, ISBN #9780133570854. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and the 3-hour autism workshop.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.


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

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

33. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 809 Adelphi University
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
Advances in technology have radically reshaped the social landscape in which students find themselves. While there are many positive aspects of living in an increasingly wired world, cyberbullying has emerged as a growing concern for children, schools, families and society. Participants will understand what cyberbullying is, its impact upon teaching and learning, and be able to apply strategies and solutions to cyberbullying.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Text:School Climate 2.0 ISBN #9781412997836

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

34. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661113 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

35. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 648 Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
Perspective on the interdisciplinary views of how children learn, including students with special needs. Students will understand the cognitive (memory, perception, critical thinking), social (group uses of literacy, literacy as a cultural tool), and linguistic (language systems, language variation) interrelationships in the development of literacy.

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

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

36. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 671 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course examines the classroom environment encountered by most teachers today. Participants explore classroom management techniques and instructional strategies that address students' social and academic needs. Specific behavioral theories are analyzed in terms of their application in the classroom and their effectiveness in developing positive interpersonal skills in students. Practical approaches to behavior issues, violence in schools, attention deficit disorder, and inclusive classrooms are addressed in all course activities. Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

37. Online Session II - Inclusion: Education for All K-12 (UNY 729) - Section 2

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 729 Adelphi University
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
Designed for both special education and general education teachers at all grade levels, this course introduces participants to the process of planning for an inclusive classroom. Participants learn:
(1) the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act,
(2) the collaborative process for designing and implementing curriculum and instruction for all inclusive classrooms,
(3) how to modify curriculum, instruction, and assessment across the content areas, and
(4) how to develop the social skills of students.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

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

38. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 686 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
The course promotes that curriculum is more than a collection of activities; it must be coherent, focused on problem solving, and articulated across grade levels. Students must connect new knowledge to prior knowledge as they actively build new knowledge from hands-on experiences. The course is well aligned with NCTM standards which promote that students must learn mathematics with understanding and teachers must help the students see the importance and relevance of mathematics in everyday life. The course is divided into four themes,

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

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

39. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661114 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course is designed to provide participants with instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students at all grade levels. Emphasis will be placed on misconceptions of academic failure; curriculum organization; effective instructional design; curriculum evaluation and instructional strategies that enhance and improve academic performance for all students. The following concepts serve as the basis for the design of curriculum and instruction: core concepts, essential questions, background knowledge, judicious review, strategic integration, cognitive strategies, and mediated scaffolding. Additional strategies and applications introduced in this course include rubrics, graphic organizers, LINCS vocabulary strategy, class wide peer tutoring, note-taking, paraphrasing, summarizing, reciprocal teaching, questioning, and the Socratic Seminar. The implications of brain research and the use of technology are also components of this course. Additionally, many of the practices examined correlate with the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluation rubrics, the New York State Teaching Standards, and the shifts in Learning Standards implementation.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

All materials on moodle platform-no textbook required.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

40. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661102 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course is designed for all K-12 educators who are or will be working with a co-teaching model. The course will investigate the pedagogical and practical facets of a co-teaching approach that provides academic instruction to a diverse community of learners (i.e., students within general education, special education, ESL and gifted programs) so that each student may find success.

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

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

41. Online Session II - Introduction to Early Childhood Education (EDUC 513M) - Section 3

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

New
EDUC 513M Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Foundations, Methods, and Materials
The course presents a historical overview of the foundations in early childhood education. Students will study and review the process of social, emotional cognitive, linguistic, physical and aesthetic growth and development in young children, birth through grade two. The significance and effectiveness of past and present trends regarding the different types of early childhood programs will be discussed. Attention will also focus on the importance of play in the life of the child; language literacy and communication; developmentally appropriate lessons and activities; creating learning environments conducive to learning; study of model programs, concept building, curriculum design, assessment strategies, classroom management, and parent involvement.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

Required Textbook: Early Childhood Education Today,13th edition ISBN #9780133436501

*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.

42. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 573 Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This is a hands-on course focusing on applications of learning technology to enhance the teaching and learning of English Language Arts as defined in the Learning Standards. Effective use of technology for teaching the literacy skills of listening, speaking,reading, and writing to native English speakers and students who are English language learners will be discussed. Criteria for evaluating software and a variety of approaches to integration of technology into the curriculum will be explored as it applies to the age/grade level and content area of the students' teaching certificates. The course will also examine techniques to enable students to collaborate with and support other staff in their schools to develop their own skill in of technology.

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

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

43. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 561M Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
Candidates will develop competencies enabling them to provide appropriate instruction for students experiencing difficulties in acquiring literacy skills. These include students receiving academic intervention services, and those in compensatory and special education programs.
*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

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

44. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661115 - SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
Teaching all children to read is a critical responsibility of our elementary teachers. In this course, participants will learn and share the knowledge and skills they will need to be highly effective elementary teachers of literacy. The course will integrate what we have known is good teaching of literacy in the past and will expand the teachers' skills needed to meet the NYS P-12 Learning Standards. The inclusion of diverse students with various needs requires teachers of today to team with other professionals to plan and create an instructional environment that teaches all students to read.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

45. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 663 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course is designed to help participants help children learn mathematical concepts and skills, including most important, problem solving skills. The course is divided into three parts. The first part provides learning theories as a base for understanding the foundations of mathematics curriculum and how children learn it. It also helps participants apply the learning theories to help children develop foundations of number sense and problem solving. The second part discusses teaching strategies for computational procedures in whole number, fractions and decimals. Third part focuses on investigation and process skills of mathematics including estimation, measurement, geometry and spatial skills.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

46. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661111 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course addresses the fundamentals aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for education in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for many of the indicators on state and district-wide teacher evaluations rubrics.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

47. Online Session II - Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Disabilities from Birth Through Adolescence (EDU 503M) - Section 2

Program: Online Courses

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 503M Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
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 3/7/18 and 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.
*$20 tech fee

48. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 680 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
The course focuses on using brain-based instruction as the basis for powerful learning and processes for making data-driven instructional decisions and for designing curriculum to address the standards. In addition, emphasis is given to three critical instructional strategies: cooperative group instruction, a multiple intelligences approach and higher order thinking.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

tuition includes $20 tech. fee

49. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDC 679 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
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 3/7/18 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

50. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

SED 672 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course translates the research of Howard Gardner into practical, dynamic, and motivational teaching strategies. Participants learn how Gardner derived his theory, the definitions of the eight intelligences, and how these intelligences can be developed in students at all grade levels. The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

51. Online Session II - Reading Across the Curriculum (EDU 661110) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 4, 2018)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

EDU 661110 SUNY Empire College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/4/18
The course provides research-based active reading comprehension strategies that participants can apply to their grade level or content area. By learning how to implement these metacognitive reading strategies, participants will be able to plan lessons more effectively.

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

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

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

52. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

UNY 801 Adelphi University
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course explores content area teachers' roles in student's literacy development. You will learn how to utilize research-based teaching strategies in content-area instruction. Strategies include word attack, before-reading, during-reading, after-reading, writing and research -- applied within the context of content area learning. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate technology into literacy tasks in your classroom, and explore how to assess reading and writing tasks within a balanced literacy-content area classroom.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

53. Online Session II - 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 May 4, 2018)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

EDU 691 The College of Saint Rose
Course dates 3/12/18-5/4/18
This online course helps experienced and beginning educators create a classroom environment in which responsible behavior is modeled, taught, and supported. Participants will explore the underlying causes of disruptive student behavior and learn specific classroom management strategies associated with four instructional approaches that empower students to be self-directed, responsible learners: helping students develop personal power, helping students use effective mental models, teaching students appropriate behaviors, and developing skills for positive student confrontation. As participants learn to mentor, model, coach, and facilitate responsible actions in their students' behalf, they likewise develop increasing responsibility and personal power in their own professional practice.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

54. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 505 Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
Historical, legal, theoretical and practical aspects of teaching English to learners of English as a Second Language in pre-school through 12th grade. Course content includes language acquisition theories for children and adults, as well as for students with special needs. Student language assessment, identification, academic placement, and a variety of successful instructional approaches and strategies will be explored. Classroom discussion will include effective instructional models, assessment strategies, approaches and teaching practices used in teaching all language skills, the common core standards, and recognition of the psycho-social problems involved in second language acquisition and development. 10 hours of fieldwork required.Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.
Required Text: Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL, 7th ed. ISBN #9780134014548. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.
Applicants to the program are required to possess a master's degree and NYS teaching certificate other than TESOL,provide documentation of 12 credits in a language other than English, successfully complete the Content Specialty Test in ESOL and the workshop for the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and participate in a 20-day clinical practice experience teaching ESL to ELLs.
IMPORTANT:
Students are not eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

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

55. Online Session II - 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 May 4, 2018)

Location: N/A - 8 week online course

UNY 825 Adelphi University
Course dates 3/12/18-5/4/18
This course focuses on helping experienced and beginner educators understand how to increase student achievement by addressing the brain's natural learning channels, using five specific instructional approaches: responding to the five basic needs of all learners (survival/physiological and safety needs; belonging; empowerment and esteem; freedom and self-actualization; and fun); teaching to all of the senses (kinesthetic, tactual, auditory, visual, olfactory, and gustatory); reinforcing five specific cognitive processes that help the brain integrate information (comparing and contrasting new information to old, conceptualizing or formulating a name for things, comprehending or practicing the concept, and combining or incorporating it into everyday life); teaching to the perceptual and organizational-learning styles (global, sequential, abstract, and concrete); and addressing certain personality or temperament styles (intuitive feelers, intuitive thinkers, sensing judgers, and sensing perceivers). Using an instructional process that allows participants to experience these five approaches from a learner's perspective then applying them in their own classrooms from a teacher's perspective, class members will gain expertise in helping their students acquire, process, recall, and apply the skills and content that lead to academic success.

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

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 8 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

56. Online Session II - The 21st Century Classroom (EDU 661109) - Section 1

Program: Online Courses

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

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661109 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
The 21st Century Classroom
This practical course is designed to enable K-12 educators to synthesize newly framed requirements for highly effective teaching (APPR), the 21st Century Skills, the Learning Standards, existing research on best instructional practices, technology use and assessment into a high performing classroom that can transform their students' learning and ready students for college and career success in a global, digital world. The course shows educators the practical "how-to" create innovative but easy to implement, standards-aligned project-based learning units that integrate intuitive digital tools into daily differentiated instruction. Participants will "learn from doing" in the same manner to be expected of students in a 21st Century Classroom. Participants will exit the course having designed three increasingly complex PBL with Technology units (PBL-T) and the ability to create additional PBL-T units for a single discipline or across disciplines. The aim of each standards-aligned unit is to increase student achievement simultaneous with the development of student's 21st Century skills beyond traditional gains from more conventional, factory model methods.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

57. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661104 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course will provide participants with a better understanding of the realities of data use and will empower users to identify and use data more appropriately to identify school wide priorities, inform instruction and enhance student learning.

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

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

58. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 590M Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
The interrelationship of teaching and writing are examined. Process writing and interactive methodologies will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on defining and describing the interactive writing process within the broader language and literacy.
*Please note: 10 hours field work is required for those students planning on matriculating into Mercy College to receive Master's and/or Advanced Certificate in Literacy. These logs serve as a chance for self-reflection, self-assessment, and conversation with others as they examine Literacy practices and issues.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

*tuition includes $20 tech. fee.

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

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

59. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDUC 508 Mercy College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
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 3/7/18 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.

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.
*tuition includes $20 tech. fee

60. Online Session II - 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 May 18, 2018)

Location: N/A - 10 week online course

EDU 661107 SUNY Empire State College
Course dates 3/12/18-5/18/18
This course is a framework for school improvement that involves tiers of increasingly intensive interventions. As students are identified by curriculum based measurement as exhibiting risk for school failure, they are instructed using interventions designed to eliminate or correct the cause of failure. Their progress is monitored using simple assessment tools. Participants will understand the RTI process, its impact upon teaching and learning, and apply strategies and data-based decision-making in process implementation.

Registration deadline is 3/7/18 and course runs 10 weeks. Participants should log in daily to review and check assignments.

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

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

61. New Member Seminar - Strategies for Student Engagement

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/13/2018

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)

62. Seminar - Crafting a Learning Community for Classroom Discussions

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2018

Effective and powerful classroom discussions do not just occur; they require a learning community that fosters their development. The use of different types of norms, selected scaffolds, and knowledge of the stages and continuum of classroom discussion are explored. (3 hours) Location: Pearl River High School, Room - Pirate Cove

63. 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: 3/14/2018

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)

64. Seminar - Effective Questioning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2018

400 questions a day. That’s the average number of questions teachers ask in a day. How many of these questions challenge students to think and demonstrate meaning? In this seminar, participants will explore the different purposes of questioning, classify questions according to purpose, and better understand Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge. (3 hours)

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Berlanti Building (Harrison, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/16/2018 to 3/25/2018

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 FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

A $45 site fee to be collected at first class session

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

Program: Long Island - Suffolk

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/16/2018 to 4/21/2018

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.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/17/2018 to 4/14/2018

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

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

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

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

68. 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: 3/17/2018

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

69. SRP H & S Seminar - Trauma Awareness in Education: Supporting Resiliency and Preventing Conflict

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/20/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way. (3 hours) Location: Pearl River High School, Room - Pirate Cove

70. SRP Seminar - Motivating Students Through Music: A Whole Child Approach

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/21/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar will seek to enhance the skills and knowledge needed to empower educators to impact the life of students inside and outside of the classroom through music, lyrics, and poetry. Music speaks to the heart of caring individuals when faced with struggles and hardship in the school setting. Words are the key to bring about change in the life of a child. Motivating Students Through Music: A Whole Child Approach empowers educators to use the arts to engage students in learning and to promote positive behavior. (3 hours)

71. H & S Seminar - Gang Awareness: Empowering Educators

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 3/22/2018

Societal pressures follow students into schools every day. This seminar focuses on the significant challenges that students confront in and outside of school, including the complex reasons students engage in harmful social relationships, specifically gang activity. As a result, students find it difficult to focus on academics when they have legitimate concerns about their safety. This program addresses how gang involvement impacts the community, academic achievement and the day to day running of schools. The learning environment is a crucial indicator of student success. This training empowers educators with proactive strategies to assist in engaging " at-risk" students in healthy and positive ways that leads to building strong relationships and student learning. (3 hours)

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

Program: Western NY

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/24/2018 to 4/11/2018

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

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

73. 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: 3/24/2018

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

74. Building Positive Connections with Diverse Families and Communities (EDU 661101)

Program: Western NY

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

Dates: 3/27/2018 to 4/17/2018

EDU 661101 SUNY Empire State College
Developing strong and positive connections with families and communities is critical in our educational settings today. This course will explore and discuss diverse perspectives that are critical to school-community relationships. Participants will develop a collection of tools, resources, and documents that will be helpful in creating positive collaboration between schools and their communities.

Required Text: Available as a download in Frontline.

75. H&S SRP Seminar - Disability Awareness

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 3/27/2018

SRPs often work with students who are identified as having one of the categories. This seminar will provide participants with a general understanding of the thirteen disability categories and key concepts related to the education of students with disabilities. Participants will experience what it is like to have a disability and learn strategies for improving student learning and behavior. Health & Safety Seminar (3 hours)

76. New Member Seminar - Discipline Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers with 5 years or less experience in the classroom

Dates: 3/28/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

This seminar takes a comprehensive look at student-centered discipline and a plan of action for teachers who wish to establish a positive classroom learning environment. Teachers learn how to set expectations and design strategies to prevent discipline problems from occurring. (2 hours) Location: Pearl River High School, Room - Pirate Cove

77. 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: 3/30/2018 to 4/4/2018

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 & the Activating Participant Resource booklet and Activating Participant Assessments available as a download in Frontline


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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

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 FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Berlanti Building (Harrison, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

UNY 703 Adelphi University
This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator's Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

$45 site fee to be collected by instructor at first class session

80. Teaching Students to be Peacemakers (UNY 823)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/2/2018 to 4/6/2018

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

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


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

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

81. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (EDU 661128)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Weber Middle School (Port Washington, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/4/2018 to 4/21/2018

EDU 661128 SUNY Empire State College
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 FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Port Washington Teachers Center.

82. 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: 4/7/2018

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

83. 15 Hour Seminar - Poverty and the Impact on Learning

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/10/2018 to 5/8/2018

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Anne M. Dorner Middle School (Ossining, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/10/2018 to 5/10/2018

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

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

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

Sponsored by Ossining Teacher Center and they charge a $25 fee for non-members.

85. Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools (EDU 661128)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Levittown Memorial Education Center (Levittown, NY) [map]

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/10/2018 to 5/10/2018

EDU 661128 SUNY Empire State College
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 FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Sponsored by Levittown Teacher Center.

86. Seminar - Differentiated Instruction: Connecting with All Learners

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/10/2018

This session raises awareness of research that supports instructional differentiation and examines the basic elements of two differentiation models. The seminar addresses the planning, teaching, and learning aspects of differentiated instruction that all teachers may experience. Connections between the NYS Learning Standards across content areas and the NYS Teaching Standards will also be explored. This is a 6 Hour Training. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. (6 hours - two 3 hour sessions)

87. New Member Seminar - Classroom Management

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

Learn how to establish a framework for developing a personal system of classroom management that includes organizing the classroom to facilitate learning and enhancing the competence of all students. This seminar will model and investigate several conditions that are integral to an effectively managed classroom. (2 hours) Location: Pearl River High School, Room - Pirate Cove

88. Integrated Co-Teaching: Strategies Enhancing Student Achievement (EDU 661102)

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2018 to 5/12/2018

EDU 661102 SUNY Empire State College
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.

Two Required Text(s): Purposeful Co-Teaching, ISBN #9781412964494 & A Guide to Co-Teaching: Practical Tips for Facilitating Student Learning, ISBN #9781412960595.
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

89. SRP Seminar - Communication: Skills for Effective Speaking & Listening

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/12/2018

School-related professionals are required to master many skills. In this seminar, participants will learn to: identify the roles of an effective communicator; practice active listening skills that promote group collaboration, support and trust; recognize ways in which information is communicated non-verbally; and practice supporting skills for overcoming resistances. (3 hours)

90. Brain Compatible Learning (UNY 714)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/13/2018 to 4/22/2018

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

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

91. 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: 4/14/2018 to 5/12/2018

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 & the Activating Participant Resource booklet and Activating Participant Assessments available as a download in Frontline


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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Eastchester High School (Eastchester, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/14/2018 to 5/12/2018

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

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

Sponsored by the Eastchester Teacher Institute of Lower Westchester and they collect a $40 site fee.

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

Program: Long Island - Nassau

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/15/2018 to 4/29/2018

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

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


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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/17/2018

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) Location: Pearl River High School, Room - Pirate Cove

95. Seminar - Teaching Students to Ask Questions

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/18/2018

Students who initiate questioning in the classroom engage in higher-order thinking and advance their understanding of the content, demonstrating self-motivation. Participants will be introduced to, and work closely with, a protocol proven to encourage active classroom involvement and the development of questioning skills in students. (3 hours)

96. SRP Seminar - ADHD Strategies

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/19/2018

Offered through the Tarrytown Learning Center for NYSUT Members.

The number of students in our classrooms diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other attention difficulties has increased dramatically. The symptoms can disrupt the child's learning and affect their relationships with peers and adults. This seminar is designed to help the school-related professional achieve a better understanding of ADHD and provide intervention strategies to facilitate positive student behavior. (3 hours)

97. Embedding Study Skills (EDC 683)

Program: Long Island - Nassau

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/21/2018 to 4/28/2018

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

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

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

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

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

Program: Syracuse

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

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/23/2018 to 4/27/2018

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

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

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

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

Location: Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh, NY)

Audience: SRPs

Dates: 4/24/2018

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)

100. SRP Seminar - SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/25/2018

This seminar will explore the relationships between administrators, educators, students, and para-professionals. The seminar will focus on the crucial skills needed to create a safe, welcoming learning environment and will highlight the impact para-professionals have in establishing the learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they are returned home at the end of the day. (3 hours)

101. SRP Seminar - SRPs Impact on the Learning Environment

Program: Lower and Mid Hudson

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

Audience: SRP's

Dates: 4/26/2018

This seminar will explore the relationships between administrators, educators, students, and para-professionals. The seminar will focus on the crucial skills needed to create a safe, welcoming learning environment and will highlight the impact para-professionals have in establishing the learning environment from the time students board the school bus in the morning until the time they are returned home at the end of the day. (3 hours) Location: Pearl River High School, Room - Pirate Cove