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1. STI - 5500 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 10/30/2020 to 11/14/2020

Starting Today
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.

2. ST@C: Purpose to Publication: Fully Realizing Your EDUCATIONAL MISSION

Program: ST@C

Audience: All

Dates: 11/5/2020

Starting Soon
Purpose-driven teachers solve today's problems and plan for future successes. But it's not always clear where to begin and what steps are needed to inspire change in both local and larger communities. In this webinar, Dorothy Chiffriller Venditto will share how becoming an NBCT member fueled her own passion on gender equity and its role in social/emotional learning. Participants will explore how teachers can use their own individual passions to inspire positive change in their schools, and how publishing your work has the power to extend your mission. Ms. Venditto will demonstrate how she advanced a program for gender equity in schools from an idea to practice within her school, spreading her message through educational articles and in her book, Gender Equity in Elementary Schools. Key takeaways: - Assessing the value of your agenda: Essential questions to consider - Engaging colleagues with a shared vision to form unique learning communities - Creating and evaluating an ever-evolving action plan - Extending learning through community outreach and social media - Journaling, recording, and publishing your work Dorothy Chiffriller Venditto is a National Board Certified teacher and holds certification for elementary and middle school social studies teaching. She has written for Edutopia and her book, Gender Equity in Elementary Schools was recently published by Rowman & Littlefield.

3. ST@C: Outdoor Games for Students

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/5/2020

NewStarting Soon
Bringing kids outdoors is more important than ever in the age of covid. Get your kids moving, outside and away from their screens. REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK YOU WILL FIND ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER THE ST@C CATAGORY

4. STI 5521 - Elementary Science in a Hybrid Learning Environment

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5

Dates: 11/10/2020 to 3/30/2021

The hybrid model of instruction requires elementary teachers to consolidate and condense in-person, hands-on science instruction. To maintain the continuity of learning between weekly lessons, teachers will need to develop creative ways to engage students during independent, at-home work time. Because of the investigative nature of science, collaboration and time to shift the curriculum so it can be taught and learned in this environment. Hence, this course will provide teachers with the tools and resources needed to adapt both the learning experiences that take place in-person and during work time at home. This course will provide elementary teachers with the tools and resources for shifting the K-5 science curriculum so it can be effectively taught in the am/pm hybrid model of instruction. This course can be taken as a one, two, or three-credit course. For each credit, participants must attend six hours of whole group meetings plus complete six hours of small-group collaborative work.

5. ST@C: Women & the American Story: Black Women Abolitionists

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/11/2020

Free Black and enslaved women played a critical role in advocating for the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Phillis Wheatley, Elizabeth Freeman, Sojourner Truth, and the countless other Black women who garnered support for the abolitionist movement through poetry, speeches, legal efforts, and more. Pre-register using the workshop link at ST@C on the STI web page.

6. ST@C: Creating Interactive Remote lessons

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/12/2020

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When we transitioned to remote learning last spring, we thought a lot about how to preserve the engagement of our in-person lessons. While there is no substitute for hands-on cooking and gardening, we will share some of our ideas for bringing bringing remote lessons to life. REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK FOUND IN THE ST@C SECTION OF THE STI WEBSITE

7. STI - 5522 - Tablet - Art from the Post Office

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/13/2020 to 11/14/2020

This course which connects the visual arts to academic subjects will provide guided instruction on making art and mini books using the theme of post office mail. An understanding of mail art and its connection to cyber communities today, sourcing actual mail to make art, utilization of the post office to send art will create connection and provide an engaging way to integrate the arts across curriculum K to 12. At this time, art as both a way of communicating and a place to showcase knowledge has never been more important. This course will provide direct instruction and opportunity to have hands-on experiences to share with students in person or online. Mail art is sometimes seen as a precursor to cyber communities today as it was a movement begun in the 70's as an alternative to the traditional exhibition and communication venue. Artists literally shared information and showed their art through the mail. In this course, we will create a similar community and connection through ideas like mailing /sharing one page books/zines/ and art postcards. Our learning will also include the added interest of reusing old mail and envelopes to make collages and books. Design of stamps, books made from envelopes, and the Post Office and museum /gallery space as beleaguered edifices in our troubled times will be additional topics.

8. ST@C: Social-Emotional Learning and Social Justice

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/18/2020

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At Edible Schoolyard NYC, we have been expanding our ideas of what it means to support our students' health, acknowledging the trauma and disruption of covid and the call to action of the Black Lives Matter movement. We will talk about the evolution of our remote programming as we tackle these critically important challenges. REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK AT THE STI WEBSITE UNDER THE ST@C LINK.

9. STI - 5496 - How to Learn Math for Teachers

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/18/2020 to 5/12/2021

This course ran for the first time this past year and was very well received by teachers from a wide variety of backgrounds. While the focus is Jo Boaler's work in mathematics education, we had an audience that included 6 - 12 math teachers, special educators and elementary teachers. All stakeholders had significant "take-aways" from the course. The recent course filled up quickly so it would be beneficial for more to have access to this course. Similar to Math Mindsets, this course would utilize the online coursework from Jo Boaler at Stanford University. Jo Boaler's groundbreaking course, "How To Learn Math for Teachers," was re-recorded in 2016, this update to the original course includes new videos and research. The course includes:New brain and learning research; Teaching strategies for increasing students' math motivation and achievement; Interviews with thought leaders such as Carol Dweck & Sebastian Thrun; Several classroom teaching videos to watch and consider with master teachers such as Cathy Humphreys; Teaching strategies for increasing students' number sense and understanding and for making algebra exciting and meaningful; Teaching strategies for reaching all students and for motivating unmotivated students; Research based good practice for assessment and grading

10. STI - 5537 - Century Teaching and Learning: Data Science

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/18/2020 to 5/13/2021

This new, data-intensive world can be difficult to navigate. Decisions that used to be straightforward are now more complex, requiring individuals to be constantly separating fact from fiction. In short, the need to analyze and interpret data is no longer confined to engineering or computer programming; it has become an essential life skill. Everywhere we turn, data is telling and weaving stories about our world. For educators, the aim of a data science approach is not to add new standards or content to one's teaching; it is about interacting with content in a way that incorporates real world data in a way that is interesting and creative. This course will combine the latest research and resources of Jo Boaler's online course on teaching data science out of Stanford University with regular meetings of an STI interdisciplinary study group. In a world of Big Data, this course will be valuable to educators K-12, across disciplines. Teachers will be expected to complete coursework asynchronously through Stanford's Youcubed platform, by viewing online lectures and interviews with experts on data science and math education. The short videos are interspersed with various tasks-such as reflecting on videos, designing lesson ideas, and discussing ideas with peers in the class-to promote active engagement of all participants. The online activities will be reinforced and tailored to each teacher's classroom needs through regular meetings in which teachers will collaborate and build on concepts introduced by Jo Boaler.

11. ST@C: Immigration and the Progressive Era

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/18/2020

While the Progressive Era brought meaningful reform, a rise in nativism also led to discriminatory policies against immigrants. Using our Women & the American Story and Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion curricula, discover the experiences of immigrants who fought back against xenophobia, created new communities, and expanded opportunities. Pre-register using the link found in ST@C on the STI web page.
Join Edible Schoolyard NYC to talk about strategies we've used to teach remotely. When we can't be hands-on with our students in the garden, we bring in children's books, yoga, music and sensory activities. Come talk about what's worked for us and what's working for you. REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE LINK FOUND IN THE STI WEBSITE UNDER THE ST@C HEADING

13. ST@C Tech Share a Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/2/2020

A place to share technology ideas

14. ST@C: Art as Activism

Program: ST@C

Dates: 12/2/2020

Whether raising awareness or expressing diverse perspectives, art has been used as a powerful agent for change throughout U.S. history. Using materials and arts integration activities from our Women & the American Story and Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow curricula, discover how artists of the 20th century used their art as a form of activism. Pre-register using the link that can be found at the ST@C on the STI web page

15. STI - 5498 - Exploring the Professional Shelf: DIY Literacy by Katie Roberts

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/4/2020 to 12/5/2020

This course is focused on the creation of literacy tools with an emphasis on digital platforms. Students build independence when they have literacy tools to support them. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate and create literacy tools based on the text, DIY Literacy, by Kate and Maggie Roberts. Teachers will also work to create materials for their hybrid learning environments. Teachers will create a tool box of literacy tools (both paper-based and digital)

16. ST@C Tech Share a Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/9/2020

A place to share technology ideas

17. ST@C: Women & the American Story: Women in STEM

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/9/2020

Description of Workshop: Despite today's gender gap, women have long participated in the sciences. Learn about the critical contributions of women in STEM and the challenges they faced from the colonial era through the 20th century. By examining patents, photographs, documents, and more, discover female role models that will inspire today's young women to pursue STEM interests. Pre-register using the workshop link found in the ST@C area of the STI website.

18. ST@C: Women & the American Story: Coverture

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/16/2020

Women & the American Story: Coverture

19. ST@C Tech-Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/6/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

20. ST@C Tech-Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/13/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

21. STI - 5502 - The 1:1 Learning Environment for Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 1/15/2021 to 1/16/2021

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.

22. STI - 5509 - LATI Next Steps

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/22/2021 to 3/4/2021

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.

23. STI - 5499 - Mine the Text: Creating Interactive Read Alouds and Small Group Lessons

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/22/2021 to 1/23/2021

Whole book assessments can help inform teachers of students' comprehension as they read longer, more complex texts. Interactive read alouds highlight metacognitive thinking for students. This course will provide teachers with the opportunity to discuss and plan both whole book assessments and interactive read alouds. Through Jennifer Serravallo's text, Understanding Text & Readers, teachers will learn how to create whole book assessments and use data to inform interactive read alouds, mini-lessons, and small group instruction. Teachers will create interactive read alouds both paper- based and digitally and create whole group mini-lessons and small group lesson opportunities.

24. ST@C Tech-Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/27/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

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

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

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

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.

26. ST@C Tech-Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/3/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

27. ST@C Tech-Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/10/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

28. ST@C Tech-Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/10/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

29. 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.

30. ST@C Tech Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/24/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

31. ST@C Tech Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: Online

Dates: 4/14/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

32. STI - 5529 - Grand Central Terminal: Surviving a Second Pandemic

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/16/2021 to 4/17/2021

This course examines the impact of a political decision making process that transforms the Grand Central neighborhood with consequences for the city in the nation. Teachers will research primary source documents as they track the monumental shifts that occurred over the last century in transportation, technology, sociology, science, art, architecture and economics in the Grand Central area and beyond.

Through multimedia resources including documentary film, photographs, books, primary source documents, internet resources, a guided walking tour and discussion, participants will examine the Grand Central neighborhood as a study of change over the last century. Instruction will model the case study approach to facilitate integration of an event into enriching and meaningful lessons for students in technology, science, math, art, architecture, sociology and economics. Highlighted in the walking tour will be Grand Central Terminal, The Chrysler Building, Lincoln Center, the NY Public Library and the Daily News Building, along with the East 42nd St. area. The course will focus on attributes of the Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and Neo-Gothic architecture styles as they are featured in these buildings. The historical time frame in which each style was en-vogue in America will also be emphasized.

33. ST@C Tech Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 4/28/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

34. ST@C Tech Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/5/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

35. ST@C Tech-Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/12/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

36. ST@C Tech-Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: Online

Dates: 6/2/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

37. ST@C Tech-Share-A-Thon

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/9/2021

A time and place to troubleshoot tech issues and share ideas among Scarsdale's and Edgemont's most valuable resources - its teachers!

38. ST@C: Best Practices for Teaching Orchestra Remotely

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/2/2021

Bring your stories of success (and failure) from the first few weeks of school. Be prepared to share ideas, learn from each other, support one another, and make sense of what it means to teach orchestra in 2020. If you have any documents that have helped you and your students, please include them in the shared folder "Remote Orchestra - STC 10/2." There is a document in the folder titled "Helpful Links" where you can add links to websites or other online resources you have found helpful. Open to teachers of all content areas, but especially orchestra teachers of all levels! Google Meet Joining Info: https://meet.google.com/iaj-jzwg-vuh Dial-in: (US) +1 318-935-0238 PIN: 591 887 750#