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1. ST@C: Keep It Simple--New Ways to Use Slides, Padlet & More!

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/26/2021

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Overwhelmed with your workload? Frustrated with flashy new programs that you can't make sense of? This ST@C is all about simplicity. Using advice from our favorite leaders in the field, including Angela Stockman, this ST@C offers easy steps to inspire your students and simplify your workload all in one take.

2. ST@C: Calling In The Calling Out Culture with Prof. Loretta J. Ross Session 2

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/26/2021

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Join long-time activist, author and current Associate Professor at Smith College, Professor Loretta J. Ross, on a journey to transform the Calling Out Culture into a Calling In Culture. Professor Ross teaches courses on white supremacy, human rights and calling in the calling out culture and is set to release her latest book, Calling In the Calling Out Culture, this year. Loretta is committed to changing our national dialogue and improving our work on human rights by inviting us to take a deep exploration into how we can most effectively impact change in our communities. She asks the hard question: Is Calling Out culture preventing us from fighting the real challenges before us? This public course spans 4 sessions of 2 hours each. These sessions can be taken individually for ST@C hours. Additional ST@C classes with Nicola and Elizabeth will build upon this work and focus on establishing a foundational understanding and vocabulary regarding inclusive language, identifying and addressing microaggressions and embedded biases, and providing study group and workshop opportunities. In Prof. Ross words, "Calling-in is simply a call-out done with love... It is not tone policing, protecting white fragility or covering up abuse. It helps avoid the weaponization of suffering that prevents constructive healing. Calling-in engages in debates with words and actions of healing and restoration, and without the self-indulgence of drama." Join us as we engage in constructive dialogue and work to affect change through our classroom environments.

3. STI - 5540- Building STEAM Skills: Working with Metal - Lost Wax Casting

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Dates: 1/29/2021 to 1/30/2021

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In this hands-on class, teachers will learn the ancient process of lost wax casting as well as its contemporary applications and manifestations.

Teachers will experience the process of model-making by both carving and construction methods, creating a ring design out of wax. The wax model design will then go through the lost wax casting process, producing a complete silver ring.

Lost-wax casting is a process for creating objects, from simple to complex, in a variety of metals (such as gold, silver, brass, or bronze) by casting an original model or pattern.

It is one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques dating back 6,000 years, but it is still widely used for producing jewelry, dentistry, and art. Its industrial form, investment casting, is a common way to create precision metal parts in engineering and manufacturing.

This process includes a wide range of skills, processes, and tools and offers a range of interdisciplinary learning opportunities for teachers and their students.

Metallurgical chemistry, metal processing techniques, principles of design and aesthetics, the historical impact of developments in metal working fields and the economic facets of both small scale artisan metalworks and large scale industrial applications are just a few of the topics that teachers can explore.

Co-taught by Tiffany & Co. Silversmith and artist Preston Jones, this class is for participants with some, little or no experience working with metal.

There is an additional materials fee of $35.00 for this class.

4. STI - 5501 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 1/29/2021 to 2/13/2021

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This course is a work session in which teachers will create new integrated units or upgrade current units of study to fit the 21st Century classroom. The goal is to facilitate changes in the way both content and skills are being delivered to enable students to become autonomous learners. It will also allow for teacher work time where they can evaluate ways in which they can increase their own productivity by using technology for communication and collaboration. Teachers will evaluate current technology use in their classroom and explore how to incorporate technology effectively into their teaching to promote student learning and increase engagement using the SAMR model. Teachers will spend time learning about the SAMR model and how to redefine current instructional strategies and units into student-centered learning experiences that work in a hybrid learning environment. Teachers will either take units that are need to be restructured or create new units that will work in both an in-person and eLearning environment. Teachers will create multiple work samples (Google Slides, Hyperdocs, etc.) they can use in their classrooms as well as lesson/unit plans that coincide with the samples created.

5. ST@C: ZapWorks: Accessible Augmented Reality

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/2/2021

Looking for news ways to deliver content that competes with the likes of Pokémon Go or Lego Mario? Why compete? Turn your lessons into augmented reality experiences! Better yet, empower your students to demonstrate their understanding by having them create ways to connect the physical world with computer generated input. Participants will receive a one year ZapWorks account with which to enrich their content using AR!

6. ST@C: Calling In the Calling Out Culture with Loretta Ross, Session 3

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/2/2021

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Join long-time activist, author and current Associate Professor at Smith College, Professor Loretta J. Ross, on a journey to transform the Calling Out Culture into a Calling In Culture. Professor Ross teaches courses on white supremacy, human rights and calling in the calling out culture and is set to release her latest book, Calling In the Calling Out Culture, this year. Loretta is committed to changing our national dialogue and improving our work on human rights by inviting us to take a deep exploration into how we can most effectively impact change in our communities. She asks the hard question: Is Calling Out culture preventing us from fighting the real challenges before us? This public course spans 4 sessions of 2 hours each. These sessions can be taken individually for ST@C hours. Additional ST@C classes with Nicola and Elizabeth will build upon this work and focus on establishing a foundational understanding and vocabulary regarding inclusive language, identifying and addressing microaggressions and embedded biases, and providing study group and workshop opportunities. In Prof. Ross words, "Calling-in is simply a call-out done with love... It is not tone policing, protecting white fragility or covering up abuse. It helps avoid the weaponization of suffering that prevents constructive healing. Calling-in engages in debates with words and actions of healing and restoration, and without the self-indulgence of drama." Join us as we engage in constructive dialogue and work to affect change through our classroom environments.
In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd the grassroots Black Lives Matter movement, the fight for racial justice in our country, took on new urgency and fervor. In keeping with a district-wide focus on diversity and inclusion, this course will provide teachers with needed tools to integrate these initiatives and concerns in our classrooms. To achieve this goal, teachers will explore and discuss in depth the exemplary educational materials provided by the Equal Justice Initiative and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

https://eji.org/public-education/
https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race

The Equal Justice Initiative' and the National Museum of African American History and Culture offer thorough, engaging educational materials and resources for K-12 teachers. Teachers will examine and discuss all that they offer and create lesson plans that utilize and expand on what they provide. The course will include zoom conversations with museum educators. This course will be conducted over zoom and allow for independent time for teachers to conduct research on topics relevant to their classrooms. On Tuesday, February 9 at 7pm, teachers will attend a community zoom session with Anthony Ray Hinton, of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Anthony Ray Hinton served 30 years on death row in Birmingham, Alabama for a crime he did not commit. He was exonerated by Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative in 2015. Mr. Hinton's memoir, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, was a New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection in 2018. His story was also documented in Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, and featured in the 2020 motion picture Just Mercy. As a community educator with the Equal Justice Initiative, Mr. Hinton will share his perspective on life, freedom, and justice with the Scarsdale schools and community on February 9. Please join us! To learn more, go to https://eji.org/cases/anthony-ray-hinton/
Join long-time activist, author and current Associate Professor at Smith College, Professor Loretta J. Ross, on a journey to transform the Calling Out Culture into a Calling In Culture. Professor Ross teaches courses on white supremacy, human rights and calling in the calling out culture and is set to release her latest book, Calling In the Calling Out Culture, this year. Loretta is committed to changing our national dialogue and improving our work on human rights by inviting us to take a deep exploration into how we can most effectively impact change in our communities. She asks the hard question: Is Calling Out culture preventing us from fighting the real challenges before us? This public course spans 4 sessions of 2 hours each. These sessions can be taken individually for ST@C hours. Additional ST@C classes with Nicola and Elizabeth will build upon this work and focus on establishing a foundational understanding and vocabulary regarding inclusive language, identifying and addressing microaggressions and embedded biases, and providing study group and workshop opportunities. In Prof. Ross words, "Calling-in is simply a call-out done with love... It is not tone policing, protecting white fragility or covering up abuse. It helps avoid the weaponization of suffering that prevents constructive healing. Calling-in engages in debates with words and actions of healing and restoration, and without the self-indulgence of drama." Join us as we engage in constructive dialogue and work to affect change through our classroom environments.
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11. STI - 5509 - LATI Next Steps

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/4/2021 to 4/29/2021

This course is intended for teachers, who have a background in the Learner Active Technology Infused Classroom (LATIC) instructional philosophy. Participants will reflect on their experiences with implementation; sharing strategies that have worked in practice and identifying areas in need of further development. Opportunities for the refinement of previously created authentic learning units will be given. Additionally, time will be spent developing new real world relevant, problem-based learning experiences as well as analyzing possibilities for unit articulation between and within subject areas and grade levels.

12. STI - 5503 -The 1:1 Learning Environment for Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 3/19/2021 to 3/20/2021

This course is going to cover topics that address the individual needs and varying proficiency levels of the teachers participating in the 1:1 program. Participants will learn about the technical/instructional features of a chromebook, explore Digital Citizenship and the teacher and student's role in the 1:1 classroom, and use the SAMR Model to write integrated curriculum. Course Requirement: As a culminating project, teachers will develop integrated technology learning activities/units which will be turned in shortly after the conclusion of the course. This course will provide an overview of instructional software used in the Edgemont 1:1 learning environment. You will have a chance to explore the program, set up classes, view reports, and learn about instructional integration strategies for these tools. Participants will create integrated lessons/units with grade appropriate instructional technology software.

13. STI - 5542 - Reading and Writing Workshops and the TC Saturday Reunion

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-8

Dates: 3/19/2021 to 3/20/2021

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University has been a think tank in the area of literacy for over thirty years, developing state of the art teaching methods and offering professional development in using these methods. Our partnership with TC has offered teachers access to up to date research and professional development in the area of literacy. Participants in this course will use the TC Saturday Reunion Trail Guide to determine a theme of study that will support their ELA goals for teaching and best practices. On Friday afternoon, teachers will outline a plan of action and create a timeline of benchmarks . On Saturday, participants will attend the virtual TCRWP Saturday Reunion at Teachers College where literacy educators from across the globe come together to learn. It is a fast-paced day, brimming with workshops that can help you find horizons to work towards, whether your focus is on higher-level comprehension, content area literacy, units of study in writing, assessment-based instruction, increasing student engagement, or bringing books to life. Teachers will determine and revise and reflect upon teaching practices guided by their focus areas of professional development over the course of the weekend.

14. STI - 5541 - CPR for Professional Rescuers

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Nurses

Dates: 4/30/2021 to 5/1/2021

This course is consistent with the Guidelines 2015 for Emergency Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. If participants wish, the use of the Automatic External Defibrillator can be taught. CPR for Professional Rescuers will be given as a new certification, nine to twelve hours, depending on the amount of time needed for completion. Recertification requires seven to nine hours, depending on participant proficiency with new skills and familiarity with CPR.