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1. ST@C Google Expeditions

Program: ST@C

Dates: 2/27/2020

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Google Expeditions is an immersive education app that allows teachers and students to explore the world through over 1000 virtual-reality (VR) and 100 augmented-reality (AR) tours. Teachers and students use mobile devices and VR viewers to virtually explore an art gallery or museum, swim underwater, or navigate outer space, without leaving the classroom. Teachers also use mobile devices to bring objects into their classroom so students, using mobile devices, can see and walk around 3D objects as if the objects were physically in the classroom.

2. STI - 5392- Multiculturalism Through Film - Interrogating Stereotypes through Comedy

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/27/2020 to 3/26/2020

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Stereotypes have been the core of comedy in film. But what are we really laughing at or with when certain kinds of characters are turned into clowns? This course will compare two popular film comedies with remakes in other countries. Discover what kinds of comedy transcend boundaries, get lost in translation, or cross over into questionable territory.
02/27 Welcome to the Sticks (Bienvenue chez les ch'tis, 2008) France
Dany Boon's high-spirited comedy encounters these stereotypes through the eyes of a postal worker who is transferred to Nord Pas-de-Calais as punishment. What he learns about the people there, about community, romance, & himself is a modern object lesson in pride & prejudice.
03/05 Welcome to the South (Bienvenuti al Sud, 2010) Italy
Some Italians will tell you that their nation is really two different countries. This view, & the stereotypes that it implies, is the basis for an Italian remake of Welcome to the Sticks. Here it is the northerner, a postmaster from Milan, who gets sent south to Naples. Armed with mousetraps, sunscreen, & a bullet-proof vest, he arrives with expectations about the climate, food, & linguistics of his dreaded new home.
03/19 Mostly Martha (Bella Martha, 2002) Germany
Martha is a German restaurant owner. Mario is an Italian chef. Mostly Martha serves up a feast of endearing characters, scenes, & gorgeous food. It also provides insights into age-old national stereotypes in Europe.
03/26 No Reservations (2007) USA
Scott Hicks directed this Hollywood adaptation of Mostly Martha, casting Catherine Zeta Jones & Aaron Eckhart in the leads. Set in NYC's West Village amid the fracas of competing styles & dueling chefs, the film aims to please Americans. Paying close attention to the filmmakers' choices, what they keep & what changes they make, reveals a lot about cultural differences.

3. ST@C Xerox Machine Training

Program: ST@C

Dates: 2/28/2020

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Come learn all you will need to know about the new Xerox machines throughout the building. The vendor will be here to answer all your questions!

4. STI - 5376 - Instant Interventions

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-6

Dates: 2/28/2020 to 2/29/2020

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Teachers will learn to use different tools to improve student growth in the areas of reading and mathematics and document the data to track student improvement. Using these tools, students will work on his or her weaknesses in a specific academic area. Teachers will learn about multiple tools that are available to teachers as a Tier 1 intervention. Teachers will be exposed to multiple ways to implement interventions in their classrooms and teachers will make intervention tools to use with their students. In addition to these tools, teachers will also learn how to document intervention and student growth.

5. STI - 5379 Building STEAM Skills - Working with Metal

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/28/2020 to 2/29/2020

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Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures. The term covers a wide range of work from large ships and bridges to precise engine parts and delicate jewelry. Metalworking therefore includes a correspondingly 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. Taught by Tiffany & Co. Silversmith and artist Preston Jones, this class is for participants with little to no experience in working with metal. Teachers will learn how to use the different tools of jewelry production and techniques such as sawing, soldering, polishing, and stone setting. Some materials we will use include silver, copper, bronze, brass and nickel silver. In addition we will explore metal casting and its applications. Materials fee: $15.00

6. STI - 5384 - Google Educator Certification Level I

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Dates: 2/28/2020 to 3/14/2020

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In this course, teachers will benefit from guided instruction, collaboration among colleagues, independent online coursework, and hands-on learning to systematically prove their level of expertise in Google's vast resources. The Google Educator Certification course will enable teachers to develop a more thorough knowledge of Google's features and achieve a recognized certification that reflects their mastery.

The first weekend of this course will include hands-on practice and collaborative learning to help teachers identify and close gaps in their knowledge of Google applications. Participants will then have two weeks to complete approximately twelve hours of assigned online coursework through the Google for Education Teacher Center platform. Sample online lessons include "how to evaluate sources in an online search," "how to avoid plagiarism in the context of web research," "how to make presentations look better and more effectively communicate your point using graphic design," "how to curate educational videos based on topic, genre, or standard in playlists," "how to support collaborative learning with Google Docs and Drive," and much more. The class will then reconvene for a second weekend, in which teachers will practice what they have learned and present how their new skills apply to their specific classrooms. At the end of the course, teachers are required to pass the Google Educator Certification exam to become level 1 certified.

7. St@C: Digital Literacy with Nonfiction in grades 1-2

Program: ST@C

Dates: 3/3/2020

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Using digital resources can greatly enhance the student's ability to gain understanding of a topic. The features of the digital resources, including read aloud, clickable links, attached videos, etc. all enable the students to learn more deeply because they are not limited by their reading levels. We will introduce Skybrary, Capstone Interactive Library, PebbleGo, Factcite123, and Epic and show how we used these apps with nonfiction writing in our first and second grade classrooms.

8. STI - 5385 - Exploring the Professional Shelf: The Neurobiology of Learning

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/3/2020 to 4/14/2020

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To understand how the brain learns and remembers requires an integration of psychological concepts and behavioral methods with mechanisms of synaptic plasticity systems and systems neuroscience. The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is a new undergraduate textbook that provides a synthesis of this interdisciplinary field. Each chapter makes the key concepts transparent and accessible to a reader with a minimal background in either neurobiology or psychology. Central ideas include the plasticity of synapses that can be modified by experience and that the synapse is the basic unit of information storage and the making of memories.
Do you teach a mixed-grade-level class that includes seniors? If so, come learn some tips and tricks to manage the early end to Q3 for seniors that does not apply to other students in your class and other senior-specific grade book situations.

10. STI 5380 -Defining Design: Works of Art for our Daily Lives

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/5/2020 to 3/7/2020

Design is the practical art form, the designer an artist whose talent is expressed in a purposeful object. A magazine, an outfit, a decorated interior, Central Park. Designers are artists using their art to make a living; and their skill and creativity enrich and impact our lives in every imaginable way. In this seminar we will discuss different design disciplines-industrial, interior, fashion, graphic, landscape, architectural, digital, etc.-through their breakthrough moments in art history. We will also see how famous artists like Polykleitos of Argos, Leonardo da Vinci, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, and now Vincent Abloh of Off White influenced and are influencing the history of design. A designer may train in the use of specific devices, processes or technologies, but the "hand of the artist/talent" will always be discernible. In the classroom, we will have a chance to perhaps discover hidden talents of our own, through a design project. We will visit The Met to begin our Saturday session, and use their expansive collection to see many of the highlights of design history we discussed on campus. We can't miss the Neue Gallerie and their permanent collection-and we will have lunch in the famous Viennese cafes there. Afterwards, to discuss contemporary design, we will end the day up the street at the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian's National Design Museum.

11. STI - 5359 - Mindfulness Through Movement and Art VIII

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/6/2020 to 3/7/2020

The use of mindfulness as an approach to learning in the classroom is of growing interest. Several major studies have shown that in classrooms that use mindfulness as a core ingredient, students are more adaptable to new situations, are more creative, and have better social skills. A mindful learning environment enables students to apply the concepts of "focused attention" and "focused intention" to their present and future learning. Mindfulness Education is designed to empower children to focus their attention in school, adopt positive health behaviors, engage in healthy lifestyles, and develop satisfying relationships. Mindfulness manages the person in a process, which quiets the mind, builds inner resiliency, and helps the individual meet challenges and stresses in their daily lives. This course will provide a framework to understand the benefits of mindfulness on combating adverse effects of stress on our body and mind. In this 3rd iteration, recognition that mindfulness is a process to be repeated creating comfort and resiliency allows for initial or re-matriculation. Simple meditations, breathing lessons, basic yoga asanas, and creative pursuits that support mindfulness will be explored to share in the classroom. Participants will learn how brain science relates to the topic of mindfulness including a greater understanding of how the parts of the brain affect stress level, and ability to focus. They will be exposed to a growing body of research that attests to the positive mind/body benefits of learning to center and focus. Participants will experience and learn to teach guided instruction in mindfulness practices. Upon completion of the course, participants will present a lesson or unit that includes mindfulness principles.

12. STI - 5401 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-122 Edgemont

Dates: 3/6/2020 to 3/7/2020

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 explore how to incorporate technology effectively into their teaching to promote student learning and increase engagement.
Using digital resources can greatly enhance the student's ability to gain understanding of a topic. The features of the digital resources, including read aloud, clickable links, attached videos, etc. all enable the students to learn more deeply because they are not limited by their reading levels. We will introduce Skybrary, Capstone Interactive Library, PebbleGo, Factcite123, and Epic and show how we used these apps with nonfiction writing in our first and second grade classrooms.

14. ST@C-Using Google Forms for Classroom Assessments

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/11/2020

Have you ever wanted to use Google Forms for you assessments in the classroom, then join Ben Drexel in this hour of how to's.

15. STI - 5418 - Promethean Board Exploration

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 3/11/2020 to 4/29/2020

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This course will address the needs of teachers who have Promethean boards in their classroom and are looking for training and best practices to enhance the learning environment. We will explore the different features, new software updates, and educational applications.

16. STI - 5334 - Women Artists: L-O

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/13/2020 to 3/14/2020

This course seeks to introduce participants to the artwork of four women artists. Participants will gain inspiration from four artists by exploring their techniques, and mediums, and modalities to tactile activities for students develop an emotional and physical connection to artwork. Children learn best in active hands-on construction, and lots of different art-making will offer new additions to the teachers' repertoire. This course will show various ways to experience both analysis of art and art-making that can be used in classroom studies, enabling students to make stronger richer connections in their learning.

Participants will focus on art works by varied woman artists. They will create works using weaving, printmaking, collage, portraiture, and design. Individuals will be able to apply their own creative expression to success-driven works that can easily be integrated into classroom studies and curriculum. Teachers will be taught a number of 2-D techniques and 3-D constructions all of which can be adapted for use in a classroom setting. This course will offer teachers insight into how to connect art to other current courses of study whether language, history, etc. Particularly important will be development of observation and analysis skills using the elements of art that can be applied and provide a language for presenting art in the classroom.

17. STI - 5357- BioEthics

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 6-12

Dates: 3/13/2020 to 3/14/2020

This class allowed participants to explore the field of Bioethics. The participants will analyze and articulate how decisions are made on an individual and community level regarding topics such as genetic testing, steroid use, and experimentation on humans/animals, etc. We will discuss issues that impact the participants directly, nationally and globally.

18. STI - 5358 - Word Study in a Weekend

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-6

Dates: 3/13/2020 to 3/14/2020

During Word Work time, students experiment with spelling patterns, memorize high-frequency words, and develop a genuine curiosity and interest in new and unique words. By playing with words, word patterns, word families, prefixes, suffixes, and so on, students hone their knowledge of words and increase their writing skills. This course will focus on Word Work and help teachers focus their spelling and vocabulary work with children as they create a richly literate environment that provides essential practice time. Participants will focus on the components of a successful word study program through an exploration of current methodologies and teaching tools. Using this knowledge, teachers will begin to craft a systematic word study program to enhance their literacy practice. As an integral part of crafting this program, participants will determine what their students know about the alphabetic, pattern, and meaning layers of the orthography to ensure that their literacy instruction includes spelling, vocabulary and knowledge of orthography. Teachers will explore both stand alone small group opportunities and strategies to embed word study in their teaching of reading and writing. Participants will also learn how to assess students' word knowledge using multiple assessment tools. As part of their culminating project, teachers will create two mini-units and unit or lesson plans to provide Word Work opportunities in the classroom.

19. At SMS we grow together - Mosaic

Program: ST@C

Dates: 3/16/2020

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Join the SMS community in mosaic making. Create images for our theme oriented concrete benches. These benches will be placed outside on our campus. You will learn to cut glass tiles and grout.

20. STI - 5434 - The Best Years of Our Lives: Using Film tot Teach US History

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 6-12

Dates: 3/17/2020 to 5/12/2020

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Films have always provided a mirror by which to view the societies from which they derive. Students enjoy the visual experience of film and the "memory" which it provides. Films can serve as a valuable tool in teaching history, when taught in the proper context. Teachers can use films to highlight social trends in a given period and to help students look critically at films (and other forms of media) for accuracy and perspective. The purpose of this course is to look at film to examine US History post WWII. Possible themes to be explored are: War and Homecoming; Class; Race and Ethnicity; Gender, Citizenship and Politics; Immigration; Family; Urban - Rural life; etc. Each of the four sessions will feature either one film or clips of films, and relevant readings along a common theme. After viewing , teachers will discuss and develop ideas for using the films in their classes. Course Requirement: The project for the class will be a unit outline (brief in context) with a detailed lesson plan that features a film as a source for studying a theme/topic/event in US History. The lesson plan should refer to the film/film clips and any readings/materials used in the lessom

21. STI - 5296-2 - Making Writing with Author Angela Stockman (Part 2)

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/20/2020 to 3/21/2020

Author Angela Stockman will provide strategies that reinvent instruction and inspire both young and adult writers to express ideas with tools and in ways that have rarely, if ever, been considered combining Making and Writing. Many teachers are converting classrooms to maker spaces--vibrant places where students demonstrate learning by constructing things, applying newly-learned skills and concepts. With inspired creativity and ingenuity, Stockman will show how teachers can bring modern maker moves into the writer's workshop, giving birth to a new environment of energized writing. Teachers can sign up for one or two credits depending if they are taking the course for one weekend or two.

22. STI - 5381 - Reading and Writing Workshops and the TC Saturday Reunion - Spring 2020

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-6

Dates: 3/20/2020 to 3/21/2020

The 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. Participants in this course will examine the use of Conferencing and Small Group Instruction in the Units of Study and prepare for workshop conferences. The first portion of this course will focus on the heart of the workshop: conferences. On Friday afternoon, teachers will study structures that help with general one-to-one conferencing and small group instruction. On Saturday, participants will attend the 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.

23. STI - 5389 - Global Networking: Focus on Southern Spain

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/20/2020 to 3/21/2020

Dr. Nicolas Toscano Liria, a Full Professor of Medieval Spanish Literature at St. John's University, Spanish Coordinator, former Department Chair, and a Corresponding Member of the Real Academia Española will join us. He will outline salient moments in Cadiz's rich history, with a special emphasis on the Parallel Histories of Spain and the United States. Dr. Toscano has published extensively on the matter and he spent many years bringing college students to Cádiz for summer courses. Cádiz was founded by Phoenicians in 1100 BC. They called it Gadir. The oldest archaeological remains, that have been discovered in the area, are from 800 BC. The Greeks called it Erytheia and Kotinoussa, when it was split by a canal. The city is ancient! It is the setting for several famous myths and legends. For example, the legendary Hercules completed his tenth labor in Erytheia and Plato referenced Gades when he described the location of Atlantis. In addition, Cádiz has seen mighty empires rise and fall. Romans, Visigoths, Carthaginians, Moors, and those serving Catholic Kings have roamed its streets. It is surrounded by the sea and was a doorway to the New World. Both Columbus and Pedro Menéndez de Aviléz sailed from the Bay of Cádiz. Columbus' famous ship, the Santa María, was built in el Puerto de Santa María. That nearby city can be seen from Cádiz by simply gazing across the bay. During the 18th century, Cádiz became a center for trade with the Americas. It was the point of departure for most of the galleons that traveled to the Americas for 350 years. Cádiz was also the place where the Constitution of 1812 sparked democracy in Spain. Furthermore, Gaditanos can boast that they live in the only city in continental Europe to thwart a siege by Napoleon. Surrounded by myths, legends, layers of history, and a unique culture, we will explore Cádiz together. In addition to delving into the city's deep history, we will prepare for the trip by exploring Cádiz using digital resources.

24. STI - 5522 - Studying Skillful Teaching II

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Participants who took Skillful Teaching

Dates: 3/27/2020 to 3/28/2020

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25. STI - 5319 - Interventions in Reading

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 5-12

Dates: 3/27/2020 to 3/28/2020

"Adolescents entering the adult world in the 21st century will read and write more than at any other time in human history. They will need advanced levels of literacy to perform their jobs, run their households, act as citizens, and conduct their personal lives"ť (Commission on Adolescent Literacy). Teachers of English, history, science, health and other subjects are now expected to weave literacy instruction into their teaching. But how should they do that? Many middle and high school teachers were given little, if any, guidance in teaching these skills within their content-area disciplines. The purpose of this course is to provide teachers of all content areas with concrete reading strategies that support all learners within their classroom. Participants will develop content-area lesson(s) and will leave with a toolbox full of easy-to-use strategies within their content-area disciplines.

26. STI - 5377 - Picture Books in a Weekend 2019-2020

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-6

Dates: 3/27/2020 to 3/28/2020

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Children's literature is constantly changing and teachers need to stay current and informed about the newest and most notable picture books available. Teachers also need time to discuss and collaborate with colleagues and to model the use of picture books in classroom practice. This course will explore literature as participants examine new picture books and develop ways to integrate them into current language arts, social studies, math and science programs. This course explores picture books published in the last three years. Scarsdale Elementary Librarians will highlight various titles by comparing and contrasting literary quality, artwork, pertinent themes, expressive language, curriculum connections, readability levels, and more. Participants will read and discuss a wide variety of picture books, keep readers' journals to record personal responses to the material, and plan how each title may be used with students. Participants will also learn about various awards for the picture book genre, including the Caldecott Medal, and discuss the important criteria that award committees consider when choosing the "best" picture book published.

27. STI - 5363-2 - Teacher as Reader Greenacres Part II

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Greenacres

Dates: 3/31/2020 to 6/16/2020

"The journey of the lifelong reader is a search to gain insight and understanding by reading talking and reflecting. By transforming reading into a community event through discussion groups, teachers learn differing perspectives on the same work and gain knowledge of literature, genre and technique. The commitment to read widely and deeply is an important endeavor for teachers as they model the love of reading and the skills of reading and understanding for their students. Participants will read assigned books and come prepared to discuss aspects of literary form such as character development, theme, plot and more. They will gain insight into point of view by listening to their colleagues' responses to each book. Participants will enhance their own reading skills and learn techniques for leading discussion groups with students.

28. STI - 5404 - Improv for Educators

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/2/2020 to 4/30/2020

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29. STI - 5435 - Subtitles Galore: Using Film to teach Global History

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 6-12

Dates: 4/16/2020 to 5/7/2020

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Films have always provided a mirror by which to view the societies from which they derive. Students enjoy the visual experience of film and the "memory" which it provides. Films can serve as a valuable tool in teaching history when taught in the proper context. Teachers can use films to highlight social trends in a given period and to help students look critically at films (and other forms of media) for accuracy and perspective. The purpose of this course is to look at film to examine Global History post WWII. Possible themes to be explored are: Revolution; Class; Colonialism; Gender/Status of Women; Citizenship and Politics; Immigration; Family; Urban - Rural Life; the Future, etc. Each of the four sessions will feature either one film or clips of films, and relevant readings along a common theme. After viewing, teachers will discuss and develop ideas for using the films in their classes. Course Requirements: The project for the class will be a unit outline with a detailed lesson plan that features a film as a source for studying a theme/topic/event in Global History.

30. STI - 5390 - The Science of Health and Nutrition III

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/17/2020 to 4/18/2020

For the past 2 years, Kim Jordan, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, has led this course surrounding the principles of nutrition and its effects on health."The Science of Health and Nutrition Part 3", will dive deeper into the significant roles our nutrition plays in our overall well being. The course will focus specifically on how our students' diets impact their productivity and behavior in the classroom and beyond. Topics for discussion and research presented will include making healthy nutritional choices at the grocery store, preparing nutritious meals and snacks, and uncovering how much sugar is actually in the foods we eat. The course will also address the significant impact of digestion and gut health on our lives, and how nutrition and other lifestyle habits play important roles. All participants will leave the class with practical information on how food and dietary behaviors impact our bodies. Participants will have time to create lesson plans, unit plans and/or games to use in their K-12 classrooms. All are welcome!

31. STI - 5391 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 4/17/2020 to 4/18/2020

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 explore how to incorporate technology effectively into their teaching to promote student learning and increase engagement.

32. STI - 5393 - Mindfulness for Counselors

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: SHS Counseling department

Dates: 4/17/2020 to 4/18/2020

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33. STI - 5417 - Dots and Points on the Map: Scotland

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/17/2020 to 4/18/2020

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34. STI - 5394 - Museums as Resource: Mexican Muralists at the Whitney Museum

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/24/2020 to 4/25/2020

The Friday night slide lecture will introduce the groundbreaking exhibition that literally "rewrites" the history of American art by challenging the assumption that the French were the major source of influence on American art in the first half of the 20th century. Indeed, Jackson Pollock, the founder of Abstract Expressionism, the first American art movement that gained international recognition and moved the world art capital from Paris to New York, readily acknowledged the crucial importance of the Mexican muralists to the development of his art. On Saturday we will visit the Whitney exhibition and over morning coffee and a working lunch will brainstorm about how the valuable new perspectives and insights that the exhibition presents can be utilized in our classrooms. At the museum we will select objects that are best suited to varied curricular needs. After the Mexican Revolution in 1920 "a new relationship between art and the public was established, giving rise to art that spoke directly to the people about social justice and national life." American artists who were seeking to break free of European aesthetic domination to create publicly significant art were inspired by the efforts of their Mexican neighbors. American artists traveled to Mexico, and the leading Mexican muralists-Josďż½© Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros-spent extended periods of time in the United States, executing murals, paintings, and prints; exhibiting their work; and interacting with local artists. The "Vida Americana" exhibition, presenting close to 200 works by sixty Mexican and American artists, "reorients art history by revealing the profound impact the Mexican muralists had on their counterparts in the United States during this period and the ways in which their example inspired American artists both to create epic narratives about American history and everyday life and to use their art to protest economic, social, and racial injustices."

35. STI - 5395 - Food In the Curriculum - Spring 2020

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/24/2020 to 4/25/2020

Food can be an engaging and creative way to teach all subjects from math and science to social studies and ELA. At the elementary level, food and its preparation reinforces math skills by having students physically measure quantities or expand the number of servings a recipe can fulfill by using fractions. Reading and writing recipes develops ELA skills and collaborative group work builds cooperation and communication skills. At the middle school, many students work in family and consumer science kitchens, but the study of food also plays a role in science and social studies class discussions on sustainability, and in health classes during nutrition units. High school world history classes and the senior economics classes delve into global issues surrounding food. Many schools also have gardens and have begun composting food waste as a result of the district efforts on sustainability. In this course, teachers from across all disciplines will explore how cooking relates to subject area content. Teachers will be introduced to recipes, books and resources that are tied directly to standards across the curriculum and for all ages. This course also supports sustainability initiatives as teachers will also explore issues of seasonality, production, and distribution of food. Guest lecturers will introduce strategies for preparing meals with students in a traditional classroom. Teachers will engage in sample lessons that demonstrate how food can illustrate topics in math, science, social studies and ELA. Participants will explore food preparation as a conduit for larger conversations about health, the environment, and cultural expression. Accommodating food allergies and the importance of parent communication will also be discussed. Teachers will collaborate on lesson plans specific to their specific grade level and/or content focus area and share resources for incorporating food into the classroom.

36. STI - 5396 - Student and Teacher Blogs Using CampusPress

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/24/2020 to 4/25/2020

"Teachers will become familiar with the platform CampusPress (based on WordPress) for generating class and professional blogs. The course includes discussion of how and when to use online tools that are best suited to their classroom communications goals. Beginning in 3rd grade, and carrying through hight school, students can create and curate their own blogs. This course will dive into why this matters and is so important, as well as how to seamlessly integrate blogging into existing curriculum. It's not ""one more thing"" but rather a way to streamline existing ""things"" and allow students to curate and publish, to own their content, in a truly authentic way."

37. STI - 5397 - Storypath

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-6

Dates: 4/24/2020 to 4/25/2020

This course will introduce a new teaching strategy to teachers. The strategy is known as Storypath or Scottish Storyline in the European context. The Storypath strategy essentially uses the story structure (setting, characters, and plot) to connect subject matter for a topic into a sequence of learning experiences. Students participate in their learning experiences from the viewpoint of a character in the story. They engage in role-play that treads a path between imagination and reality, constructing their understandings about the subject matter and practicing skills in context. This course will focus on social studies understandings and active community participation demonstrating how Storypath creates purposeful lessons to foster democratic understanding. Thus, Storypath relies on plot as a way to organize social studies learning and dispositions and apply critical thinking and literacy skills to tackle problems. Storypath offers both a structure for organizing the curriculum and an inquiry process using key questions to guide students through the sequence of episodes. Participants will be introduced to the pedagogical benefits of the Storypath strategy. During the session, participants will experience Storypath's five components, namely setting, characters, context, critical incidents, and concluding event demonstrating how these components engage students in integrated literacy and social studies learnings. This inquiry-based strategy will be modeled in the course by use of an exemplar. The course activities will also demonstrate how Storypath effectively integrates social studies content, literacy skills, and social-emotional learning (SEL) through cooperative small group episodes that produce meaningful and memorable lived experiences for students as they engage in civic discourse and democratic decision making.  

38. STI - 5406 - Scottish Folklore Deconstructed

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/30/2020 to 6/4/2020

Folktales help children develop strong reading skills, study other cultures, model positive character traits, and discover a love of stories and storytelling. Folklore provides a window into the history and values of a culture and awakens student imagination as they immerse themselves in sometimes wondrous worlds. Scotland has a rich tradition of folklore, often drawing from its landscape and unique mythology. Teachers in this course will closely examine six Scottish folktales and model how to analyze this form of literature for its embedded cultural, geographic, and historical commentary as well as explore how and why folktales change over time. Each week, teachers will read and analyze a different Scottish folk tale for its origins, its connection to the land, and its interpretation in Scottish culture today: Week 1: The Kelpie Week 2: The Selkies Week 3: Tam Lin Week 4: The Black Bull of Norroway Week 5: The Brownie Week 6: The Stoor Worm Teachers will conduct background research for each of the folktales in preparation for group discussions and they will model and discuss lessons applicable to their classrooms. This course is open to all but it is a prerequisite for teachers traveling on the proposed STI summer course, Myth, Legend and Lore: A Literary Field Study in Scotland. Teachers will come to each session having read and researched the assigned folktale. Teachers will contribute to a collection of classroom activities based on course readings and content.

39. STI - 5387 Building STEAM Skills - Working with Metal

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/1/2020 to 5/2/2020

Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures. The term covers a wide range of work from large ships and bridges to precise engine parts and delicate jewelry. Metalworking therefore includes a correspondingly 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. Taught by Tiffany & Co. Silversmith and artist Preston Jones, this class is for participants with little to no experience in working with metal. Teachers will learn how to use the different tools of jewelry production and techniques such as sawing, soldering, polishing, and stone setting. Some materials we will use include silver, copper, bronze, brass and nickel silver. In addition we will explore metal casting and its applications. Materials fee: $15.00

40. STI - 5398 - The Rich History and Beauty of the Bronx - Exploration of Arthur Avenue

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/1/2020 to 5/2/2020

An exploration of the rich music, art, culture and history of the Bronx. After exploring the history and contributions of various groups across the neighborhoods of the Bronx we will spend Saturday exploring the rich culture -and food- of Arthur Avenue- the real Little Italy! The historic/cultural walking tour will include a visit The first Jewish delicatessen, a mozzarella making class at Mike's Deli on our visit to the market, lunch at Zero Otto Nove- an old McDonalds transformed to an outdoor Italian Piazza,... and end with a game of Bocce Ball in the park with the locals!

41. STI - 5400 - Caribbean Rhythms in Today's Music

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/1/2020 to 5/2/2020

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42. STI - 5388 - Challenge Course I

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/8/2020 to 5/9/2020

Challenge Course Workshop I creates a setting for participants to develop essential skills that enhance personal leadership, effective teamwork, and decision-making. Through challenging group and individual experiences, teachers deepen their capacities for problem solving and working with others as they complete a succession of tasks. When teachers take on the role of learners in the face of demanding activities, they can better empathize with the challenges their own students face. Participants will test their problem-solving strategies and communication skills through a series of experiences designed to foster effective teamwork. They will examine realistic goal-setting and collaborative decision-making, observe different leadership styles, and identify their own management skills. Participants will experience growth related activities in the area of physical, social, and emotional risk-taking. Strategies that create a classroom environment fostering self-esteem will be emphasized.

43. STI - 5405 - Building STEAM Skills: Electronics

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/8/2020 to 5/9/2020

This hands-on course will provide foundational knowledge on how to work with electronics in various classroom situations, from computer programming, to robotics, to engineering. Teachers will gain familiarity with structures and terminology and reverse engineer commonly used items. Guest speaker for the course will be Peter Miller of Applied Inspirations LLC, maker of electronics kits.

44. STI - 5408 - Incorporating Art in the Math Classroom

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/8/2020 to 5/9/2020

"This course will be a combination of fine arts and mathematics. The lives of two primary artists, Dale Chihuly and M.C. Escher, who are well-known for their incredible contributions to the art world, will be the main focus of this course. First the participants will study and create their own unique tessellation. They will then create a Chihuly-like sculpture, decorated with their Escher-like tessellation. Suggestions will be given on how teachers could adapt the lesson to suit their grade level. ďż½½ďż½½ "

45. STI - 5417 - A Look into NYC: Flat Iron District

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/8/2020 to 5/9/2020

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The Flatiron Neighborhood in New York City overlaps a stretch of Manhattan known as Ladies' Mile, a designated historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Furthermore, the Flatiron District is framed by three of New York's greatest public spaces, making it one of the most dynamic and diverse areas in the city. Through lecture, discussion, multimedia resources, literary critique, and a tour of the area, participants will learn the historical significance of the Flatiron District and its surrounding neighborhoods.


Participants will research, review, and discuss activities for our field study in Cádiz. In addition, they will focus on a particular day to help lead. Experts in other fields will certainly find meaningful ways to connect with the city. We will offer each other feedback and make adjustments when appropriate. By researching, discussing, and helping to frame the activities that we focus on during the trip, participants will be able to share with their students a highly customized experience that will impact their classes.



Participants will discuss relevant texts, refine and add sources to our list of suggested readings, and think about how to connect them to our curriculum and upcoming field study. In addition, in preparation for a cultural immersion experience, they will review established cultural norms, and explore language fundamentals related to our planned activities and excursions. For example, in Cádiz, our participants will eat a light breakfast when they wake up, a large multi-course meal from 2:00 - 4:00 in the afternoon, a snack at around 6:00, and light dinner at 10:00 pm. Almost everything closes in the middle of the day. The rhythm of the day will influence how we plan our activities. Participants will make cultural, historical, language, and international connections that impact their curricular work. They will design innovative projects linking an international experience with their current role in the district.

47. STI - 5411 - Sustainability In/Out of the Classroom

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/15/2020 to 5/16/2020

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Teachers will be immersed in activity-based learning in the garden, kitchen, and classroom as we dig into the Big Ideas of Sustainability. Friday, participants will explore the SMS school garden and hydroponics system. They will experience farm-to-table and tower-to-table learning around a variety of disciplines. Saturday's experience will occur at Pound Ridge Organics, with Founder, Donna Simons. Donna is an "eggspert" and provides everything from various types of eggs to 100% pastured meats, organic local produce, pies and desserts 1/4 to beeswax candles and locally produced eco-friendly laundry detergent. Monique Bosch, Founder of Wiggle Room, a vermicomposting company will join the discussion. Teachers will tour the farm and gardens, visit the many birds she raises, and participate in hands-on garden and cooking activities, while focusing on zero waste. This course aims to inspire and support our community in creating successful pathways to integrate sustainability concepts and activities into the curriculum.

48. STI - 5412 - Language and Art

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/15/2020 to 5/16/2020

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The arts dissolve barriers among distinct subject areas such as ELA, math, science, and social studies. Artists inform their audience about the era in which they create; they use techniques that juxtapose reason and emotion; and they inspire viewers to create their own works in response. Conceptual artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Barbara Kruger, and JJ Adams used language in their paintings so that physical words, rather than color or subjects, became tools of expression. This course will help teachers inspire students to notice deeply, appreciate art history, and express themselves in novel ways. This course is designed to encourage teachers to incorporate the arts into their teaching, whether they have kindergarteners learning sight words or high school history students studying why the 1960s was ripe for conceptual artists who produced works that used words to reject accepted artistic standards. In this combination art history and studio art class, teachers will link art to their specific classes.

49. STI - 5413 - Google Slides: Beyond the Presentation

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/15/2020 to 5/16/2020

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This course expands on concepts explored in Google Basics, Google Advanced and Google: Newbie to Guru courses. With a focus on Google Slides applications from the Google suite, teachers will learn how to create Ignite and TED style presentations and explore using eBooks, animated timelines, and comic books. Slides is far more than simply "for presentations."

50. STI - 5422-A - Studying Skillful Teaching: II

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Participants for Studying Skillful Teacher

Dates: 5/29/2020 to 5/30/2020

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51. STI - 5415 Dance, Rhythms and Culture in the Curriculum

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/29/2020 to 5/30/2020

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"In this course, participants will learn about a variety of cultural dances from around the world. This course will explore the different styles of dance, music and costumes followed by a group discussion on the similarities and differences of each style. Participants will observe dance from South America, North America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Time will also be spent discussing the development of American dance by exploring an American dance time line dating back to the early 1900's up to present "

52. STI - 5416 - Enhancing Engagement Through Interactive Games

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/29/2020 to 5/30/2020

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Teachers will observe and participate in interactive games that can be applied to any content area or age group. Participants will design their own games to meet the needs of their students.

53. STI - 5419 New York City as a Resource: Prospect Park and Surrounding Neighborhoods

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/5/2020 to 6/6/2020

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his course will meet on Friday at Quaker Ridge School. On Saturday the group will meet in Brooklyn, NY and will be led by an experienced tour guide from Big Onion Walking Tours. Here is the description of the tour from Big Onion: "When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Central Park, they were relative unknowns who had to comply with physical, budgetary and political restrictions. By the time they designed Prospect Park, they were national celebrities who had a much freer hand in creating the park of their dreams. Covering nearly 600 acres, the park is divided into a lake district, a meadow district and a rustic district. This tour will visit all three areas as well as the Camperdown Elm, the Oriental Pavilion, sites associated with Lord Stirling and Stanford White and Brooklyn's only remaining natural forest."ť In addition to its physical splendor, Prospect Park is historically significant as the site of a Revolutionary War battle. From the Prospect Park Alliance: "Long before designers Olmsted and Vaux reshaped the topography to create Prospect Park, the lowland hills of Brooklyn served as the stage of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Brooklyn, which took place August 27, 1776. The chain of hills ran more than 100 miles and stood between 100 and 150 feet overlooking long, open flatlands. The area was covered with thick forest and brush. There were only four passes that cut through this rocky ridge, including Flatbush Pass in what is now Prospect Park"ť.

54. STI - 5422 - Identifying and Addressing Adolescent Self-Injury in the School Setting

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-122

Dates: 6/5/2020 to 6/6/2020

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55. STI - 5420 - Self Portraits: Express Yourself(ie)

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/12/2020 to 6/13/2020

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Teachers continually strive to stretch their students' capacity to notice deeply and make connections across disciplines. A close examination of self-portraits over time reveals that the representation of the "self" incorporates subtle messages about the artist and the time in which they lived. Projection of wealth and social status, cultural and religious beliefs, and political propaganda often serve as motivation for the powerful visual messages that appear in these works. Likewise, contemporary individuals, including students, strive to establish their own outward identities through the modern "selfie." This course will engage participants in a close examination of various forms of self-portraiture throughout history. Emphasis will be on how the study and creation of different styles of self-portraiture and literary self-expression can be used in each participant's specific classroom situation. Participants will examine a wide variety of self-portraits over time and discuss how they relate to art, history and the amalgam of both: art history. Artistic works examined closely will include the Mona Lisa and the works of Rembrandt, Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close, and Andy Warhol as well as ubiquitous examples of cell phone self-photography. After a visual investigation of a variety of self-portraits, participants will create their own using a variety of different materials and methods and engaging in a visual and tactile exploration of the art of self-portraiture. Participants will create a final project for classroom use inspired by viewings and the working process. They will learn how portraiture can be integrated into their classroom studies, enabling their students to make stronger, richer artistic connections in their learning and knowledge of themselves. Course Requirements: 1. Attend all sessions 2. Create a prototype project for classroom use 3. Provide a written lesson plan or reflection, explaining and utilizing course content

56. STI - 5421 -The 1:1 Learning Environment at Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 6/19/2020

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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.

57. STI - 5425 - Response to Intervention: Creating Games to Differentiate Instruction

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-4

Dates: 6/29/2020

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Response to Intervention (RTI) is a framework for academic intervention by teachers to identify and to provide supplemental instruction to children who are having difficulty learning. Specific RTI regulations apply to the core curriculum and the general education classroom teacher who must develop interventional strategies that differentiate in the classroom. The use of games is an effective activity for targeting the skills that the struggling student needs to master. Games provide the repetition and review often needed to learn in an enjoyable and fun way in all subject areas. Children are active learners; games engage them in learning and can be used to supplement instruction within the RTI framework. This course offers teachers specific instruction that can be used in Tier I for RTI. In the Tier I phase, the teacher identifies a student who is at risk and assesses the skill area for supplemental instruction to be provided during the school day. Teachers in grades K-4 will examine RTI specifications and create games and activities that can be used immediately in their classrooms to reinforce curriculum and to differentiate instruction for students experiencing difficulty learning. An integral part of the course will be discussion of multiple intelligences, learning styles, and individualized instructional strategies. Teachers will examine their curricular areas in the primary grades to develop numerous and varied games to target particular learning problems. Participants should bring reference materials for the concepts and skills they would like to individualize in their supplemental instruction. Course Requirements: 1. Share personal strategies, games, and activities to differentiate instruction. 2. Complete 15 new games or activities for the classroom that can be used as supplemental instruction following the RTI framework.

58. STI - 5443 - Teaching Children with Anxiety Problems

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/1/2020

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Course instruction and discussion will focus on the relationship between anxiety problems and school performance from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Teachers will learn to recognize behaviors with roots in anxiety and to develop a more informed understanding of children with anxiety disorders and anxious temperament. Classroom manifestations and best practice models of school intervention will be reviewed. Teachers will also have opportunities to discuss specific cases from their own practice, and will learn specific strategies to help their students.

59. STI -5424 - Mindfulness Through Movement and Art Summer Institute

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/2/2020

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The use of mindfulness as an approach to learning in the classroom is growing. Several major studies have shown that in classrooms that use mindfulness as a core ingredient, students are more adaptable to new situations, are more creative, and have better social skills. A mindful learning environment enables students to apply the concepts of "focused attention" and "focused intention" to their present and future learning. Mindfulness Education is designed to empower children to focus their attention in school, adopt positive health behaviors, engage in healthy lifestyles, and develop satisfying relationships. Mindfulness manages the person in a process, which quiets the mind, builds inner resiliency, and helps the individual meet challenges and stresses in their daily lives. This course will provide a framework to understand the benefits of mindfulness on combating adverse effects of stress on our body and mind. In this 4 day version, recognition that mindfulness is a process to be repeated creating comfort and resiliency that will allow for greater depth of experience to share with students. Participants will learn how brain science relates to the topic of mindfulness including a greater understanding of how the parts of the brain affect stress level, and ability to focus. Simple meditation, breathing lessons, basic yoga asanas, and creative pursuits will be explored to share in the classroom. Group investigation of topics, presentations and deeper immersion into creative projects will help engender a familiarity with these quiet yet powerful practices. Participants will experience and learn to teach guided instruction in many forms of mindfulness practices. A final project will be the creation of a manual of mindfulness principles and lessons.

60. STI - 5423 - Challenge Course II

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/2/2020

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Challenge Course participants overcome their own limits as they cooperate with colleagues to complete a challenging program of physical activities. In the process, teachers put themselves in the place of learners often faced with daunting classroom tasks to complete. Through the experiential learning at the heart of the Challenge Course process, participants enhance their own problem-solving and decision-making skills, learn the importance of debriefing sessions after lessons, and develop effective questioning techniques that guide student reflection on learning. When individuals, teachers and students alike, stretch beyond their perceived strengths and weaknesses, they enhance self-esteem, an important goal of the Challenge Course workshops. While working with their colleagues in a more physically and emotionally demanding setting, Challenge Course Workshop II participants will expand their comfort zones beyond the Challenge Course I experience. This course will utilize both low ropes elements and high ropes climbing activities to provide teachers first hand practice in the challenges and stressors faced by students striving to achieve new heights or simply to survive in the classroom. Debriefing activities will provide teachers opportunities to share experiences and to network with each other on best practices and strategies to foster empathy and self-esteem in the classroom environment.

61. STI - 5447 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 6/30/2020

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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 explore how to incorporate technology effectively into their teaching to promote student learning and increase engagement.

62. STI - 5428 - Therapeutic Art for Student and Teacher Wellness

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/6/2020 to 7/9/2020

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This course is designed to instruct teachers in a hands on immersive class of various art techniques and directives. By exploring materials, directives, and their own relationship to the art process, teachers will begin to recognize art's clinical properties, further increase cultural awareness, and develop creative problem solving skills to deal with common emotional challenges that students face on a daily basis. Teachers will leave the course with a wellness toolbox filled with many techniques and ideas to support their student's well-being.

63. STI - 5426

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/6/2020 to 7/8/2020

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64. STI - 5427 - Building STEAM Skills: Woodworking

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/6/2020 to 7/9/2020

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Developing makers requires the knowledge and familiarity with many different medium types. The SHS Design Lab has many woodworking tools that are not utilized as often as they might be. The goal of this course is to have teachers improve their knowledge on the basic foundations of woodworking (i.e., design, joinery) and hone their woodworking skills and familiarity with different tools by having each participant construct their own adirondack chair. Materials fee $150 for wood and materials to build your chair

65. STI - 5441 - Feeding the Curriculum

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/6/2020 to 7/9/2020

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The connections between food and elementary, middle and high school curriculum are vast and can lead to vibrant and memorable lessons. This course will introduce unique and exciting ways to help students develop deeper and more profound understandings across disciplines. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, teachers will explore how food and farming is represented in various art forms and genres and will delve into the anthropological, cultural and social/emotional context of our eating habits, celebrations and traditions. Teachers will visit a local sustainable farm to understand the scientific foundation of farming and consider the ethical and social issues of food production. A tour of the Union Square Farmers market will examine issues surrounding equity for eaters and farmers, food access and seasonality. Two of the days will be spent in the classroom developing ELA lessons using food writing and food memories as a platform, making connections to the math curriculum through recipe writing and development, and discussing health, wellness and nutrition with hands-on lessons and workshops.

66. STI - 5430 - The Art of Photography

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 7/16/2020

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"There is no denying that we are living in the digital age and now, more than ever, students are exposed to images from around the world in almost real-time. Figuring out how to integrate those images into lessons can be difficult. In this hands on course, participants will learn the following techniques to begin to integrate photography into their classroom: - Master the use of his or her digital camera or one can be loaned to them. - Discuss the basic settings and functions of his or her camera so he or she is able to shoot in manual mode. - Utilize exposure, lighting and lenses on a camera. - Explain proper composition and how to take the perfect photograph in all conditions. - Develop his or her eye to see the world like a photographer. - Demonstrate the skills associated with the post production process by using Adobe Photoshop. - Reproduce different types of portraiture and apply techniques specific to this area of photography. - Learn to capture still life objects whether indoors or out. - Capturing action shots. - Apply skills that will help turn good photographs into great ones. Each day we will be covering a different topic and we will be taking day trips to various locations for photo shoots. We will use room 208, at SHS as home base for working in the photo studio, uploading and printing photos, editing and abstracting images in Photoshop, and using lighting kits.

67. STI - 5438 - Learning Styles in the Classroom

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 7/16/2020

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In recent years, educational research and programming have emphasized the accommodation of individual student differences in the classroom. Materials, methods, and management systems have proliferated rapidly. While strategies have been developed that provide alternative learning opportunities for children and adults, the technologies needed to assess and classify children have been slower in coming. The Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC) was developed out of this need. Type Theory provides the knowledge and skills for recognizing why and how learning and teaching style differences occur, what they mean, and how educators can more effectively deal with these differences. Just as every teacher has a preferred style of teaching, every student has a preferred style of learning. In this course, participants will explore ways to improve student learning through the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Before teachers can apply the MBTI to classroom use, they must learn about their type and see how type relates to the classroom. The workshop will develop activities designed to accommodate differences in teaching and learning styles in order to maximize student success.

68. STI - 5429 - Broadway Teachers Workshop

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 7/15/2020

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The Broadway Teachers Workshop is designed to inspire both classroom teachers and directors of middle school, high school and college theater with new teaching methods, enhanced production skills and an exchange of ideas with peers and professional Broadway artists. Teachers will be introduced to four professional performances by attending pre-workshops with teaching artists who will lead them through the production process, from first script reading through finale. Historical references and broader social messages conveyed by each production will be examined. Teachers will also participate in master classes with Broadway performers, creative teams, and production staff, with peer sessions throughout. These networking opportunities will enable teachers to share professional resources with their students in a variety of contexts. Teachers will also have the option of selecting a specific workshop in theater production in either tech, music direction, choreography or directing. As a culminating assignment, teachers will prepare a unit or in-depth lesson that will incorporate elements of the workshop into classroom or school-wide performances. Contact the STI office for further information if you are interested.

69. STI - 5448 - Improving Literacy in the Classroom Through Podcasting

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/14/2020 to 7/15/2020

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Teachers will explore how the large variety of podcast content can support their instruction while keeping lessons fresh and engaging for students. Podcasts expose students to many varieties of communication such as dialogue, interviews, narration, debates, and many others. Teachers will then explore the process of creating podcasts and how to incorporate student-centered, meaningful learning experiences that facilitate meaningful learning experiences that will enhance student literacy. The class will culminate with participants designing a podcasting experience for their students and creating a model using AudioStudio.

70. STI - 5449 -The 1:1 Learning Environment at Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 7/16/2020 to 7/17/2020

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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.

71. STI -5409 - Cádiz, Spain, A Crossroads of Civilizations: Field Study & Cultural Immersion

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/17/2020 to 7/22/2020

Cádiz, Spain is a true crossroads of civilizations. Founded by the Phoenicians 3100 years ago, Cádiz is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe, still revealing the historical footprints of Greeks, Romans, Moors, Spanish Bourbon kings and more. As one of the cities from which Christopher Columbus sailed, Cádiz linked Europe with the New World and in later years, played an important role in the geopolitics of Napoleon's Europe and British Imperialism. Cádiz offers teachers an ideal case study for lessons in geography, history, language development, and cross-cultural interaction as reflected in art and architecture. Participants on this field study will have taken two prerequisite courses on the art, history, and culture of Cádiz and will arrive in Cádiz with a specific curricular focus for further investigation such as an historical era, Spanish language development, health and wellness, or sustainability. Through visiting historic sites and meeting local people, teachers will make cultural, historical, and linguistic connections that impact their curricular work as they collaborate with each other in an international setting. By living abroad, teachers will recognize patterns and common problems, and see beyond the stereotypes of a particular culture. Furthermore, participants will design innovative projects, linking this international experience with their current role in the district. Teachers will complete two weekend courses in the spring, Global Networking: the South of Spain, and An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Cádiz, Spain. Teachers will keep a journal of their observations on the field study, prepare an individual or group presentation of their research for when they return, and create a lesson for use with students. Additional fees: approximately $2900. Teachers are responsible for arranging their own air travel and accommodation.

72. STI - 5442 - From the Couch to the Classroom: Educator Use of Psychological Interventions

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/22/2020

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There is a critical link between mental health interventions and school performance. Psychological interventions have helped many students outside the classroom, but in-school applications are even more compelling. Most important, the principles and methods of effective psychological interventions can be independently applied by teachers to improve student performance in the classroom. Therefore, understanding various types of treatments and how teachers can apply these techniques in educating students is crucial for meeting the needs of our children. In this course, educators will learn effective psychological interventions and how to construct, integrate and implement aspects of them in the classroom, in order to enhance student learning and performance. Educators will learn about the critical relationship between mental health interventions and school performance, and how to apply these methods in order to maximize student performance and improve classroom management. Participants will learn a wide range of psychotherapeutic and behavioral techniques, with a primary focus on the most effective evidence-based interventions, such as cognitive behavior therapy and positive psychology. Educators will learn how to extend these methods to their work with individual students in the classroom and with entire classes. Educators will learn how to apply these interventions in order to maximize student performance and improve classroom management. The course will involve lecture, discussion and workshop approaches. Readings and video materials will be presented. Course Requirements: 1. Attend all sessions 2. Create a prototype project for classroom use 3. Provide a written lesson plan or reflection explaining and utilizing course content

73. STI - 5439 - DIY Literacy Summer 2020

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/23/2020

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The authors of DIY Literacy, Kate Roberts and Maggie Beatie Roberts, support using teacher-made literacy tools in the classroom. They write, "Teaching tools create an impact on students' learning. They help students hold onto our teaching and become changed by the work in the classroom." DIY Literacy refers to making literacy tools instead of buying them. This allows teachers to create materials that are specific to their students' needs and learning goals. In this course, teachers will have the opportunity to explore, research, and create literacy resources to enhance reading instruction. Teachers will explore DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence in depth and access Kate Roberts and Maggie Beatie Roberts through their video series. During the course, participants will create their own literacy resources, including anchor charts, student bookmarks, shared reading text, and games. Through collaboration and discussion, teachers will add valuable resources to their reading instruction.

74. STI - 5450 -Visually Engaging Students in Critical Thinking Skills and Literacy Skills using Storyboards

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 7/21/2020 to 7/22/2020

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Storyboards are visual organizers which elicit critical thinking skills in design, organization, and creativity. It takes a lot of time to write and format a storyboard. A storyboard also forces the creator, as the designer, to think about the structure and flow of their graphics and text. Why are they designing it this way? Is there a better way to present the information? In this course, teachers will learn how to create storyboards as an instructional tool as well as write lessons/unit where storyboarding enhances new or existing student activities using the 4 Cs model of 21st century learning.

75. STI - 5407 - Myth, Legend, and Lore: A Literary Field Study in Scotland

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/23/2020 to 7/29/2020

Scotland is a land steeped in legends, superstitions, and folklore. Strange land formations, sudden shifts in weather, and watery landscapes gave rise to stories about mythical beasts (unicorns, kelpies, the Loch Ness monster), ghost stories, and "faerie" stories that are still part of Scotland's oral tradition. Scottish folklore, like folklore from other parts of the world, is deeply intertwined with local environments, cultures, and language dialects. Prior to this field study, teachers will have read and discussed some of the folktales of Scotland and their impact on culture both throughout history and today. Teachers will begin their study in Edinburgh at the Scottish Storytelling Center for a further background in Scotland's rich oral traditions. Teachers will visit the locations of some of these folktales with input from local folklorists, writers and guides at Loch Ness, Dunkeld, Callanish Standing Stones, Luskentye Beach, Isle of Skye, Fairy Glen, Quiraing, Eilean Donan Castle, and Glencoe. Through their travels and discussions with Scottish educators and locals, they will also learn about the history of Scotland and its relationship with the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United States. Teachers will collaborate to apply what they have learned experientially in their work with students. Course Requirements: Teachers will complete two weekend prerequisite courses in the spring: Dots and Points on the Map: Scotland and Scottish Folktales Deconstructed. Teachers will keep a journal of their observations on the field study, prepare an individual or group presentation of their research for when they return, and create a lesson for use with students. Additional Fees: Approximately $3050. Teachers are responsible for arranging their own air travel and accommodation.

76. STI - 5432 - Museums as Resources: Global Connections at the Met

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/27/2020 to 7/30/2020

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This summer course will explore the educational resources and opportunities available for teaching history and culture through the Metropolitan Museum's extensive collections of art and artifacts found in the African, Oceanic, Egyptian, Asian, Islamic, European, and American collections. Teachers will have the opportunity to design lessons that encompass a diversity of ethnic and cultural characteristics and will examine works of art through the lenses of race, class, and gender. The week will begin with an overview of the highlights of the various collections, discussion time to review object-based teaching, and an introduction to the MET's educational resources with museum staff from the Uris Center. For the remainder of the week, different collections and exhibitions will be introduced each day, beginning with an overview of masterworks and followed by gallery hunts to select works that will be most useful for the varied curricular needs of teachers. Group discussion time will be scheduled each day over working lunches and during afternoon breaks.

77. STI - 5451 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 7/28/2020 to 7/29/2020

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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 explore how to incorporate technology effectively into their teaching to promote student learning and increase engagement.

78. STI - 5445 - Building Successful Students

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/6/2020

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In the classroom, the successful students are those who either inherently possess or, through good teaching and training, develop a set of skills which are core determinants of academic success. Such abilities include social skills, resiliency, self-regulation, and a host of other higher-level executive processes. In this course, participants will review current ideas, theories, and research in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and education that identify these core determinants of success. Participants will also be guided through steps teachers can take to enhance student performance.

79. STI - 5436 - Place Based Education: Using Local Venues as your Outdoor Classroom

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/7/2020

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This course will encourage teachers to use their local area, village and county as their local classroom. We will use the SHS campus demonstrating many activities that teachers can adopt at their own campuses using the campus as an outdoor classroom. We will also visit many county facilities developing themes that utilize the facilities uniqueness.

80. STI - 5452 - K-6 Instructional Technology Software - Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-6 Edgemont

Dates: 8/4/2020 to 8/5/2020

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This course will provide an overview of K-6 instructional software including but not limited to: Lexia, Raz Kids, IXL, Reflex Math, BrainPop, and Mystery Science. 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 appropropriate instructional technology software.

81. STI - 5446 - Introduction to Positive Psychology

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/13/2020

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Introduction to Positive Psychology Positive psychology, the scientific study of human flourishing, has much to offer educators as we consider best ways to help students attain optimal functioning. Positive education, the application of positive psychology in schools, is essential for student well-being and achievement. This course will review principles of positive psychology and will also have participants engage in experiential learning exercises to increase well-being - which will help reinforce key concepts. Specific emphasis will be given to the integration of positive psychology constructs and techniques in the classroom. Participants will learn key constructs in positive psychology, which have direct application to student well-being and achievement. In addition to examining the work of scholars such as Martin Seligman, Angela Duckworth, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and others, participants will engage in hands-on positive psychology activities in order to gain a better understanding of key techniques that could be used with students in the classroom. During the course, participants will engage in positive psychology exercises and have the opportunity to write reflective pieces on their experiences. In-class readings will review some key articles on positive psychology and positive education. All participants will be encouraged to share their ideas and perspectives and will have choice for final project including but not limited to a well thought-out reflection or lesson-plan applying the course material.

82. STI - 5433 - Museums as Resources: American Identities through Art, Land, and History 2020

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/13/2020

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This summer course is an exploration of educational resources available at a variety of museums in Manhattan that touch on the themes of American identity, landscape, and history. On Monday morning, the focus will be the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where participants will explore these themes, which encompass a diversity of ethnic and cultural characteristics. The evolving sense of American "self" from the 1700s through early 1900's will be examined through lenses of race, class, and gender using visual art. Further study in the African, Native American, and Asian galleries will serve as an introduction for in-depth study later in the week. The theme of identity will continue through Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as the group visits the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Chinese in America, the Tenement Museum, and the African Burial Ground. Each day will begin with a discussion in the morning to preview works for the day and discuss teaching strategies for integrating art into varied curricula. After meeting with education department staff at the museum and touring galleries we will gather for a working lunch before returning to galleries to see and study additional exhibits related to the interdisciplinary objectives.

83. STI - 5440 - Unit Planning through Understanding by Design

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/20/2020

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Understanding by Design is a framework for improving student achievement that helps teachers clarify learning goals, devise assessments that reveal student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities. Developed by renowned educators Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, this method of curriculum development reflects a process called "backward design" that delays the planning of classroom activities until goals have been clarified and assessments have been produced. Unit planning using backward design provides teachers with a sense of direction and organization that helps the class to achieve significant academic gains within a particular time period. This course will provide teachers with a common framework to better collaborate in building meaningful curriculum. Participants will read current research on backwards design and unit planning, including excerpts from Wiggins and McTighe's book Understanding by Design. Teachers will identify the broader "understandings" students should gain and craft unit plans that achieve these outcomes. Teachers will design appropriate assessments that evaluate desired learning outcomes and learn how to create daily teaching points to support their unit plans. Opportunities to stimulate student interest through lessons that are creative and relevant will be emphasized. Course Requirements: 1. Attend all sessions 2. Read all assigned material 3. Plan units using Understanding By Design with daily teaching points.

84. STI - 54 - Tell a Story with your iPad

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/24/2020 to 8/25/2020

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The iPad is one of the most robust content creating devices ever created. At your finger tips is a camera, video camera, photo editor, video editor, and connection to the internet. You can shoot, edit, and share your story all from this single device. Participants will learn how to use a few apps to tell polished stories and share them with your community. Apps like Adobe Voice and Tellagami engage students and parents alike and do more than a static poster. Putting students in new settings using a green screen, filming, and uploading to YouTube are all functions of storytelling that can be accomplished on an iPad. Augmented reality brings the paper bulletin board to life by playing your media rich stories off any piece of paper with no more than an app on your iPad. In this weekend course, participants will bring their iPad and learn how to improve storytelling to the next level from start to finish using the latest App technologies.