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1. STI - 5568 - Teachers College Reading and Writing Summer Institutes (Online 2021)

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/21/2021 to 9/9/2021

Ensuring that all students develop high levels of literacy requires teachers to make a concerted, coordinated effort to improve students' proficiency as readers, writers, and critical and creative thinkers. As the Scarsdale district continues to review and improve reading instruction and assessment, teachers will benefit from engaging with researchers in the field and discussing the teaching of reading and writing with their colleagues. The Reading and Writing Project of Teachers College at Columbia University has been a think tank in the area of literacy for twenty-five years, developing state of the art teaching methods and offering professional development in using these methods.

Through this course, participants will combine information from researchers at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project with discussion with colleagues to tailor best practices to the needs of their students. The participants will attend Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Summer Seminar, where they will have the opportunity to choose from literacy-based workshops, including argumentative writing, aligning instruction to the Common Core Standards, utilizing performance based-assessments, guided reading, nonfiction through text sets, and many more.
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All TC Institutes are listed below and are from 11am - 5 pm online.

These institutes will be running this summer:
Grades K-9 Writing Institutes July 12 - 16; August 2 - 6 from 11am-5pm
Grades K-9 Reading institutes June 28 - July 2; July 19 - July 23, August 9 - 13
Phonics Institute K-2 August 16 - 20
Equity Institute: Advancing Racial Equity in Education - Black History is American History grades K-9 July 5 - 7
Teaching Writing in High School Grades 9-12, July 26 -29

2. STI - 5569- Teachers College Reading and Writing Summer Institutes (Online 2021)- Second week

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/21/2021 to 9/9/2021

Ensuring that all students develop high levels of literacy requires teachers to make a concerted, coordinated effort to improve students' proficiency as readers, writers, and critical and creative thinkers. As the Scarsdale district continues to review and improve reading instruction and assessment, teachers will benefit from engaging with researchers in the field and discussing the teaching of reading and writing with their colleagues. The Reading and Writing Project of Teachers College at Columbia University has been a think tank in the area of literacy for twenty-five years, developing state of the art teaching methods and offering professional development in using these methods. Through this course, participants will combine information from researchers at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project with discussion with colleagues to tailor best practices to the needs of their students. The participants will attend Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Summer Seminar, where they will have the opportunity to choose from literacy-based workshops, including argumentative writing, aligning instruction to the Common Core Standards, utilizing performance based-assessments, guided reading, nonfiction through text sets, and many more. , All TC Institutes are listed below and are from 11am - 5 pm online. These institutes will be running this summer: Grades K-9 Writing Institutes July 12 - 16; August 2 - 6 from 11am-5pm Grades K-9 Reading institutes June 28 - July 2; July 19 - July 23, August 9 - 13 Phonics Institute K-2 August 16 - 20 Equity Institute: Advancing Racial Equity in Education - Black History is American History grades K-9 July 5 - 7 Teaching Writing in High School Grades 9-12, July 26 -29

3. STI - 5613 - Teaching Racial Justice: Onward and Upward

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Dates: 6/23/2021 to 8/4/2021

Inspired by February's discussion with Ray Hinton, and in keeping with the district-wide focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, this course will focus on integrating social justice initiatives into teaching through the study and discussion of films, podcasts, webinars, and virtual tours -- coupled with on-site learning for those who want to join. With the rise of the Black (and Brown) Lives Matter movement and recent hate crimes victimizing our Asian American and Jewish citizens, the quest for social justice in the United States has taken on a new urgency and fervor. The "Onward and Upward" studies will illuminate and inspire us, while providing valuable educational tools to integrate into our curricula.

Teachers can register for 1-3 credits (12-36 hours), some of which will be offered online, or in-person, field studies to sites such as the African Burial Ground, the Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Museum, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, or the New York Historical Society.

4. STI - 5575 - Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty and Stress

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/24/2021 to 8/19/2021

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Social and emotional skills are more important now than ever. As educators, we can find ways to better identify and manage our own emotions, which in turn, can help our students identify and manage theirs. This course will help teachers unpack how emotions can help and hinder attention, decision making, relationships, health, and performance. Teachers will explore how to recognize, understand, and accurately label emotions, manage their own emotions and help students manage theirs. Teachers will have the opportunity to describe the biases involved in identifying and managing emotions, as well as to reflect on the potential impact of your own biases on your interactions with others.Finally, teachers will be introduced to the concept of emotion co-regulation, as well as a five-step process to support students in moments of high stress.

Developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, materials for Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to understand and manage their emotions and those of their students. Presented in an asynchronous online fashion, teachers will complete the course at their own pace under the direction of Dr. Elliot Cohen. The group will meet in three synchronous 1 hour zoom sessions on 06/24, 07/22, 819.

5. STI - 5572 - Response to Intervention: Differentiating Instruction for At-Risk Students using Games/Hand-On Activities

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 7/1/2021

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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.

6. STI - 5578 - From the Couch to the Classroom: Educator Use of Psychological Interventions Online 2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 7/2/2021

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 psycho-therapeutic 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.

This class will meet for five mornings, from 8:30-11:00am. Participants will be expected to complete approximately three hours of outside work outside of those hours. All self-paced activities can be done at any time before the week of course or during the week of the course. Additionally, some of the self-paced activities for this course can be done after the course week, but prior to paper submission.

7. STI - 5571 - Challenge Course I

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 6/29/2021

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This course will introduce participants to the Middle School Challenge Course. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their group interaction skills, develop problem solving skills, and stretch their physical abilities individually and with their colleagues. This workshop will model appropriate leadership styles and group dynamics.

Participants will engage in physical activities that are designed to enhance collaborative problem solving; decision making and goal setting skills; and debriefing and questioning techniques. It will allow participants to identify professional and personal applications of what is learned and "transfer" that knowledge to the classroom setting. This class will give participants the opportunity to enhance self esteem by giving them a chance to stretch beyond perceived strengths and weaknesses.

8. STI - 5588 - Teacher as Reflective Practitioner, SPARK Edition

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Teachers in the Scarsdale SPARK Summer Enrichment Program

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 7/23/2021

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SPARK (Summer Project-based Academic Retreat for Kids) is an enrichment opportunity for students based around an extended, authentic project intended for a real-world audience. Student projects will help them apply, reinforce, and enhance the literacy, math, and content area skills learned during the school year.

The SPARK will give teachers the unique opportunity to observe, reflect, and experiment with colleagues in classroom settings with students present. Teachers will work together and use a variety of protocols to refine teaching practice around project based learning and better understand and assess student work. Teachers will use this course as the venue for collaboration prior to and throughout the summer program.

Throughout the summer, teachers will work together on projects for students, while observing and reflecting on each other's practice. Prior to the start of the summer program, teachers will attend a two-day workshop guided by the project-based philosophy of the summer program. During the summer program from July 6-July 23, cohorts of teachers will meet for 1.5 hours each day to discuss and assess project-based teaching and learning. The final project of the course will be an action plan that explains how tools acquired during the SPARK will be used in the upcoming academic year.

9. STI - 5585 - Teaching Problematic Texts with David Salomon

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/29/2021 to 7/15/2021

Do classic texts perpetuate long-refuted and harmful ideas? Can a racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise problematic text still be considered a "Great Book?" To what extent does the inclusion of a text imply endorsement by the teacher? Should students have the right to refuse to engage with texts they find offensive? How should teachers address student resistance? These questions and more will be examined in this workshop.

The three texts teachers will examine in this workshop are Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's 2015 middle-school novel All-American Boys. Participants will pose difficult questions, struggle with challenging answers, and discuss pedagogical strategies and resources.

10. STI - 5583 - e L e a r n i n g Wrap Up 2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale

Dates: 6/30/2021 to 7/1/2021

This course is the bookend to the original "eLearning Startup 2020" course from August 2020.

This course will expand on knowledge gained from the eLearning experience from March 2020 through various instructional iterations to arrive at June 2021. The course will reflect on experiences as well assist teachers in planning for a new school year with varying degrees of eLearning and allow for guided practice creating synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Each session will feature a combination of direct instruction over whole-group Zoom, breakout rooms, and one-on-one meetings, with time to work on ideas and concepts covered.

The topics for the first session (6 hours) include:
---Planning, Preparation, and Organization
---Building a class schedule for yourself and your students
---Preparing lessons and units with a focus on digital tools
---Organizing your materials for easy access by all
---Content Creation: Teachers
---Creating engaging live, synchronous lessons
---Creating asynchronous lessons directly from the live lessons
---Creating quick and effective asynchronous opportunities efficiently

The topics for the second session (6 hours) include:
---Content Creation: Students
---What can teachers take from their own content creation and flip it so students become the creators?
---Use student-created content to add in your whole eLearning process
---Reviewing past experiences based on new knowledge
---What worked last time and what didn't?
---What will you keep going forward?
---What will you change?

11. STI - 5000 - ST@C Workshop Series - 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: All

Dates: 7/1/2021

ST@C workshops explore aspects of innovation in education. In each ST@C workshop, teachers gain an overview of specific technological and pedagogical tools for the classroom while establishing a professional network for more in-depth study. Scarsdale teachers can choose stand-alone ST@C workshops to use toward STI credits. One STI credit is granted when a teacher has documented 12 hours of contact time in ST@C workshops and submits to the STI office an explanation of how new ideas from ST@C impacted teaching and learning in their classroom. Teachers must register for each individual ST@C workshop online and can offer to run a ST@C course by contacting the STI office. Teachers should only register for this course credit AFTER they have completed 12 hours of ST@C courses.

12. STI - 5592 - Mindfulness Through Writing and Movement

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/6/2021 to 7/9/2021

This summer's mindfulness institute will highlight mindful writing. Participants will gain hands-on experience with a variety of mindful and meditative techniques including visualization, breathing and simple movement to help transition from the stress of the year. These learned techniques can be used in classrooms to initiate flow of thought into writing and creation. Mindful writing helps teachers as writers/thinkers and all our student writers to break through anxiety and perfectionism that often leads to writer's block. Mindful writing helps us with accessing and liberating thoughts into words, learning to quiet internal judgment, and leading to freeform flow writing that can be used as future material.

13. STI - 5576 - Positive Psychology for Educators 2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 8/18/2021

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.

This course has one 2 hour synchronous meetings each week (Wednesdays 8:30-10:50 AM) for six weeks. Teachers are expected to complete an additional 20 hours of self paced learning via exercises, readings and other resources from the instructor. Many of the self-paced learning activities for this course can be done at any time before or during the month the course is run. Additionally, some of the self-paced activities can be done after the course, but prior to final paper submission.

14. STI - 5580 - Let's Make Anchor Charts

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-6

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 7/8/2021

This course for elementary-level teachers will combine collaboration on Units of Study with creative techniques used in bookmaking to create visual materials for students. Teachers will create anchor charts to complement their curriculum in all subject areas. Teachers will also gain greater facility with technological components of Google Drive and Google Slides.

15. STI - 5570 - Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/11/2021 to 7/16/2021

The Summer Institute in Digital Literacy returns July 11-16 with an online format, an All-Star teaching staff, including Kristin Ziemke,... and you can take it as an STI course! This annual summer program draws K-12 and college level educators, librarians, and administrators, from all over the world.

The lead instructors include program Directors Dr. Julie Coiro and Dr. Renee Hobbs, both of the University of Rhode Island and both powerhouse educators in the areas of digital and media literacy. Joining them on the faculty this summer are:

* Troy Hicks, professor of English and Education at Central Michigan University and author of Crafting Digital Writing and Argument in the Real World

* Kristin Ziemke, author of Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action and Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom

The schedule for each day consists of keynote speeches, conversations, workshops, and flexible learning time, so you can customize your Summer Institute experience.

To enroll in this 3 credit class, you must first register with the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy. Registration is limited so register today before it closes out.

Here is the link to register: https://www.digiuri.com/registration

16. STI - 5600 - Tools with a Twist

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 7/13/2021

All participants will learn the tools that are utilized in our middle school technology classes with an emphasis on safety. They will use what they learn to make a project they can use in their classroom. They can even personalize their work with Cricut materials.

17. STI - 5574 - Exploring the Professional Shelf: DIY Literacy Summer 2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 7/16/2021

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.

18. STI - 5611 - Broadway Teachers Workshop Online Edition 2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 7/16/2021

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 participate in master classes with Broadway performers, creative teams, and production staff. These networking opportunities will enable teachers to share professional resources with their students in a variety of contexts. 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.

Teachers MUST sign up through Broadway Teachers Workshop at www.broadwayteachinggroup.com and pay their tuition of $349. Participants will receive links to the course directly from Broadway Teachers Workshop. This workshop is online.

19. STI - 5597 - Sustainability Summer Institute

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 7/13/2021

The District's Sustainability Initiative is part of a worldwide effort to save the environment for future generations. It has three main objectives: student and adult education; environmentally aware behavior; and environmentally sound institutional practices*. This course will introduce The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the many ways Scarsdale is working towards these objectives. We will explore our food system and discuss food related topics that connect to your curriculum. We will also support and assist you in developing lessons that include sustainability and garden-based activities that align to current standards, as well as, get into the gardens, explore hydroponics, and prepare prepare farm-to-table seasonal recipes.

20. STI - 5591 - Google Slides: Beyond the Presentation, Online Version

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/13/2021 to 8/17/2021

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." Each week for three weeks, teachers will meet for one hour on Monday and Thursday in a sychronous session, and complete an additional two hours per week asynchronously.

21. STI -5602 - Virtual Classrooms, Virtual Adventures, and Digital Escape Rooms - Redux

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/15/2021 to 8/12/2021

Virtual Classrooms, constructed with images from the physical classroom and assembled with tools such as Google Slides, provide a unified location for student resources. Virtual Adventures give students an opportunity to complete asynchronous activities and share them with the class, while digital escape rooms are a fun way for students to problem solve and work with others even remotely.

22. STI - 5593 - Mosaics Alfresco

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/19/2021 to 7/22/2021

Mosaic making is a multilayered art form that fosters problem solving, cooperative learning and creative expression. Mosaics have a long and celebrated history. As an art form, it integrates many aspects of life and community and provides a fascinating way to study history and geography. The coordinators of this course take great pride in sharing techniques studied at workshops in Ravenna, Italy, Bouligne, France and at Hacienda Mosaico, Puerto Vallarta Mexico.

There is a $22 materials fee that can be added to the cost of the tuition.

23. STI - 5603 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design - Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 7/19/2021 to 7/22/2021

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.
Participants will take current units of study or create new units where they will integrate different district technology. We will use our feedback protocol to create multiple iterations of their project using instructional feedback from the group.
Course Requirements: Participants will take current units of study or create new units with usable work samples/instructional materials. They will also create a lesson or unit plan write up.

24. STI - 5582 - Crafty Mindfulness

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/19/2021 to 7/23/2021

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The last two years have been incredibly stressful and left teachers exhausted and drained. Administration has encouraged teachers to take time for mindfulness and self-care but many people don't have the tools to know how to achieve that. This course will explore ways that teacher can use various methods of crafting as well as physical activity (such as yoga) to achieve a mind/body balance to reenergize and recharge for a new school year, so that they can bring their best selves for their students in 2021-2022.

This course will explore various hands-on mindfulness activities including crafting (sewing, collage, etc), cooking/baking, as well as physical activity to explore the mind/body connection such as hiking and yoga. Guest speakers will include professional crafters/bloggers as well as certified yoga teachers.

Attendance and completed project of a box, sign or organizer that they will design and use in their classroom

25. STI - 5615 - Teaching the Reconstruction Era with Facing History and Ourselves

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 7th-12th grade US history, humanities, and English language arts teachers

Dates: 7/19/2021 to 7/22/2021

The Reconstruction era, most commonly viewed as the period from 1865 to 1877, was a monumental struggle for freedom and democracy in the face of violent backlash. The study of the Reconstruction era in American history is essential to an understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today. During this online seminar, teachers will examine how Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the Civil War. Teachers will learn to teach about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

Taking place over four days, this seminar offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions. The seminar will include an interactive virtual tour of the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park and a keynote presentation from Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries.

The cost is $50 due to Facing History when your application is accepted.

26. STI - 5608 - Exploring SAMR model and ISTE standards in the Hybrid Learning Environment

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/26/2021 to 7/29/2021

This course is a work session in which teachers will create new units or upgrade current units of study to fit the hybrid learning environment. 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 hybrid learning to increase engagement and productivity using the SAMR model and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards. The SAMR model provides a technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption to find meaningful uses of technology in teaching. SAMR is an acronym for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition.

Participants will learn about both the SAMR model and ISTE standards. The model and standards provide concrete examples of how to develop 21st century learning experiences that build autonomy among their students.

Participants will take current units of study or create new units with usable work samples/instructional materials that can be used in the hybrid learning environment. They will also create a lesson or unit plan write up. This course can be taken for either 1, 2, or 3 credits. It will be adjusted if not taken for the full three credits.

27. STI - 5581 - Connecting with Nature and Food Production

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Oline

Dates: 7/26/2021 to 7/30/2021

This course will be similar to past courses that focus on the impact of food production in our society and how it impacts all aspects of life. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of our natural surroundings through readings, videos, guest speakers and possible field trips. The course will focus on connection to our social emotional well-being and can be adapted for classroom use.

Throughout the course participants will engage in conversations surrounding the beauty of nature and connection to food. Participants will engage in sensory walks, cooking demos, movie discussions, various other activities to awaken a connection to food and help build social emotional skills. Teachers will be able to develop these skills and bring them to back to their classroom.

Participants will create lesson plans that will demonstrate their learning as well as keep a reflection/discussion journal for all the readings, activities, movies and other activities throughout the course.

28. STI - 5617 - Identity, Membership and Belonging: A Summit on Teaching Immigration with Facing History and Ourselves

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 6-12th grade teachers of history, ELA, or humanities

Dates: 7/27/2021 to 7/29/2021

What does it mean to be an American? How have ideas about difference and race shaped US immigration policy and what are the implications and legacies of these ideas/policies today? How have immigrants and their allies acted as upstanders for a more just society? These core questions have been at the heart of the debates around immigration throughout US history. In this online interactive summit, educators will explore the history of how the United States has determined who may enter, who may be considered American, and how those decisions and definitions impacted the course of American democracy.

In this summit, educators will explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American. This summit will include live keynote presentations by historian and co-founder of #ImmigrationSyllabus, Dr. Erika Lee, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer, Jose Antonio Vargas.

Taking place over three days, this summit offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where educators will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions.

Cost: There is a non-refundable $50 registration fee due once your application has been accepted.

29. STI - 5601 - UBD - Understanding By Design

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/5/2021

Using the UBD framework, teachers will use backwards to design to align their curriculum. Through the stages of the framework, teachers will learn about the importance of planning essentials questions, assessments, and daily lessons that work towards a common goal. Students should we able to apply and transfer skills by the end of a unit.

30. STI - 5579 - Post Pandemic Growth to Foster a Thriving Learning Community

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/5/2021 to 8/19/2021

Psychological research and literature provide useful information regarding key determinants for growth in the wake of a traumatic experience. Factors such as changes in self-perception, renewed appreciation of relationships, altered mindsets about the experience and philosophies about meaning and purpose are some of the critical variables that mediate post traumatic growth. The goals of this course are to (1) examine these elements shown to be important for post traumatic growth and (2) create and apply these in the work that we do in our school community via curriculum, programs, counseling and other learning initiatives, in order to develop a thriving learning community in the wake of COVID-19.

Through readings, videos, discussions and exercises, participants will learn how they and their students can grow and thrive from traumatic experiences. In addition to a final paper, teachers will be responsible for outside readings, video clips, and participation in exercises and discussions.

In this course, participants will synchronously attend three morning meetings. Participants are also expected to complete approximately an additional six hours of self-paced asynchronous learning over the span of the course via exercises, readings and other resources from the instructor. Some of the self-paced activities can be done after the course, but prior to final paper submission.

31. STI - 5616 - Teaching the Reconstruction Era with Facing History and Ourselves (second section)

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 7th-12th grade US history, humanities, and English language arts teachers

Dates: 8/9/2021 to 8/12/2021

The Reconstruction era, most commonly viewed as the period from 1865 to 1877, was a monumental struggle for freedom and democracy in the face of violent backlash. The study of the Reconstruction era in American history is essential to an understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today. During this online seminar, teachers will examine how Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the Civil War. Teachers will learn to teach about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

Taking place over four days, this seminar offers a real-time, interactive online classroom where participants will connect in facilitated whole- and small-group sessions. The seminar will include an interactive virtual tour of the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park and a keynote presentation from Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries.

The cost is $50 due to Facing History when your application is accepted.

32. STI - 5569 - Building STEAM Skills: Woodworking

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/16/2021 to 8/20/2021

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Developing STEAM skills requires the knowledge and familiarity of a variety of materials. Students in the middle school and the high school participate in a range of coursework working with wood through their technology classes at the middle school or in the Design Lab at Scarsdale High School. The goal of this course is to improve teachers knowledge about the basic foundations of woodworking (i.e., design, joinery) and hone their skills with different tools. Teachers will adapt and apply what they have learned to their specific grade level and discipline.

There is an additional materials fee to be determined.

33. STI - 5604 - Museums as Resources: New Global Crossroads

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/16/2021 to 8/20/2021

Studying works of art at the MET (virtually and in person) and the public monuments in nearby Central Park will afford teachers the opportunity to learn about the MET's new and more inclusive educational focus, and the diversity of those honored by sculptures in the Park. Last year curators and museum educators began a new interpretation of the permanent collection that presents a network of crossroads, among places, eras, and cultures. Teachers will learn about these new more inclusive initiatives and how to apply them in the lessons they design for their classes.

At three prominent locations within the Museum-"crossroads" where major paths intersect-new installations examine the idea of cultural interconnectedness. Moreover, the American Wing galleries now include label commentary provided by Native people as part of their "Native Perspectives" initiative and the European painting collection has been rearranged into what the Met curators describe as "thematic galleries combining works from different countries to show shared concerns or underscore differences, in effect treating Europe not as a fixed map of political borders but a constantly shifting network of exchange -- with works that have the potential to complicate, contradict, and even subvert conventional narratives."

34. STI - 5614 - The Mentor Support Class: Scarsdale 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: New Mentors and Mentor who want to take the class

Dates: 8/25/2021 to 4/20/2022

Over the past thirty-six years, the Mentor Program has become an integral part of the Scarsdale School District program. This seminar provides systematic support for teachers new to Scarsdale and recognizes and rewards the experience and skill that Mentor teachers bring to new teachers. The program is a rich opportunity for the professional development of expert teachers who are now trained to work with colleagues. This year the Mentors and new teachers will continue to refine and develop the program. This seminar assists the Mentor teacher in defining his/her role and its relationship to the new teacher. Mentor teachers will meet together to identify needs, discuss problems, and seek solutions. Course topics include roles and responsibilities of mentoring, teacher collaboration, and effective communication. Mentor teachers participate in creating this unique program designed specifically to meet the needs of the Scarsdale staff. This course is for first time mentors and repeat mentors who want to take the class.

35. STI - 5607 - The Mentor Support Seminar (Summer)

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2021 to 4/20/2022

This course prepares participants to serve as mentors to teachers new to the District. Topics include how to provide guidance and support, be an empathetic listening, conduct observations and offer feedback, and manage weekly meetings. Mentors serve as a community for one another to discuss issues and develop solutions. This 2 sessions will cover three of the after school sessions during the school year. This course was designed in response to the needs of mentors who reported that meeting after the school day was a challenge. We find that by offering the summer days more individuals are willing to serve as mentors.

36. STI - 5612 - The Mentor Program 2021-22 (All Mentors)

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2021 to 3/9/2022

Over the past thirty-six years, the Mentor Program has become an integral part of the Scarsdale School District program. This seminar provides systematic support for teachers new to Scarsdale and recognizes and rewards the experience and skill that Mentor teachers bring to new teachers. The program is a rich opportunity for the professional development of expert teachers who are now trained to work with colleagues. This year the Mentors and new teachers will continue to refine and develop the program. This seminar assists the Mentor teacher in defining his/her role and its relationship to the new teacher. Mentor teachers will meet together to identify needs, discuss problems, and seek solutions. Course topics include roles and responsibilities of mentoring, teacher collaboration, and effective communication. Mentor teachers participate in creating this unique program designed specifically to meet the needs of the Scarsdale staff. MENTORS MENTORING NEW TEACHERS MUST ATTEND ALL 4 CLASSES. Mentors mentoring current staff and not taking the class please ignore the email reminders that Frontline generates.

37. STI - 5564 - Foundations of a Scarsdale Education for Tomorrow: High School

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale HS new Teacher

Dates: 8/25/2021 to 5/18/2022

Model lesson plans, constructive feedback on instruction, and tips on school culture and classroom management are all critical in helping new teachers be successful. In Scarsdale, a school-based mentor assists new hires with adapting to school culture and common practices in the first year. In addition, Scarsdale teachers benefit from curricular guidance from department chairs and colleagues. As a teacher grows as an experienced professional in the Scarsdale schools, this Foundations course scaffolds teacher professional development and mentorship in their first years so they can take maximum advantage of the professional resources available to them throughout their careers. Throughout the school year, classroom teachers, mentors, department chairs and administrators will engage each other in an examination of instructional methods, content, curriculum, and student learning and understanding to improve classroom teaching and learning. In the fall, new teachers will receive an overview of the Charlotte Danielson model of teacher evaluation and discuss expectations in the areas of special education, technology, grading, and communication to name a few. The mentor component of the course includes five after-school seminars with mentors and mentees and as well as confidential weekly meetings with the assigned mentor teacher. Curricular guidance is individualized through meetings with colleagues and department chairs.

38. STI - 5609 - The Mentor Support Seminar: Edgemont 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Edgemont Mentors

Dates: 8/30/2021 to 6/9/2022

Over the past twenty years, the Mentor Program has become an integral part of the Edgemont School District. This seminar provides systematic support for teachers new to Edgemont and recognizes and rewards the knowledge and skill that experienced Mentor teachers bring to new teachers. The program is a rich opportunity for the professional development of expert teachers who are now trained to work with their new colleagues. This year the Mentors and new teachers will continue to refine and develop the program. This seminar assists the Mentor teacher in defining his/her role and its relationship to the new teacher. Mentor teachers will meet together to identify needs, discuss problems, and seek solutions. Course topics include roles and responsibilities of mentoring, teacher collaboration, and effective communication. Mentor teachers participate in creating this unique program designed specifically to meet the needs of the Edgemont staff.

39. STI - 5665 - Elementary Math Pilot Process

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Elementary Math Pilot Program participants

Dates: 9/2/2021 to 3/10/2022

The elementary schools are looking to adopt a new math program for the 2022-23 school year. Next year 51 teachers will pilot three programs selected by the Elementary Math Committee. This STI course will serve as a structure and vehicle for our pilot. It will provide the pilot teachers the opportunity and time to collaboratively unpack, discuss, plan, and reflect on each program.

Teachers will use the STI sessions to learn about each program - it's philosophy, structure and methods. They will do this by listening to presenters from each of the program publishers and examining the materials with grade level colleagues. Between sessions, teachers will implement a unit from each program and share their insights with the group at large.

Teachers will share their perspective on each program, complete a survey after implementing each program, and participate in professional dialogue in order to come to a group consensus on which program will be selected for the 2022-23 school year.

40. STI - 5651 .1 Articulating Leadership Across Departments 2021-22

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: SMS Department Chairs

Dates: 9/21/2021 to 6/7/2022

Middle School department chairs serve on the Principal's Cabinet and are relied on for a wide variety of responsibilities. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we have time to collaborate as we try to work with the administration to lead our departments through an unprecedented time. There are so many unknowns facing us as we try to return to school and we will need to work together to maintain consistency across departments. Middle School department chairs play a key leadership role as they fulfill the roles of teacher and administrator simultaneously. The department chair serves as an advocate for one's own department while at the same time supporting the wider mission of the school. As a result, healthy and open discussion about school issues must occur regularly. Scarsdale's commitment to educational excellence and evolving state regulations require department chairs to work collaboratively to examine current practices and continue to adapt to changes.

The Middle School department chairs, in the role of teacher evaluators, will function as a study group to review various duties including staff observation and evaluation, and progress with school goals. Participants will work across departments to ensure consistent approaches are being utilized. Through this course, the chairs plan to work collaboratively to follow or modify current practices as well as to prepare for upcoming initiatives. Meetings will be held weekly as needed between September and June.

41. STI 5618 - Nurses Study Group 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Nurses

Dates: 9/21/2021 to 6/14/2022

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Teachers, parents, and students often look to district nurses as resources for advice on health issues that arise in the news or in the schools. Medical information is constantly being updated, and the school nurses require adequate time and opportunity to meet with colleagues to discuss the latest findings in their field. Study group participation provides the nurses a venue to read, listen, and share information that will enhance health office practices. Participants will choose books and articles on topics that are relevant to school health office concerns. Through reading, participation in discussions, and sharing daily-based practice information, school nurses will become better-informed advocates and resources for their students and families.

42. STI - 5633 - Secondary ELA Collegial Inquiry Group

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Grades 6-12

Dates: 9/22/2021 to 5/25/2022

This course reunites teachers to build upon work that was begun in summer 2019 in the teaching of whole-class novels and the implementation of book clubs within our English classrooms. (New teachers welcome!) Working alongside Kate Roberts, teachers will explore strategies to teach reading and help students become more fluent readers. This course will focus on supporting teachers as they establish and implement book clubs in a meaningful and sustainable manner whether students are present in person or learning remotely.

43. STI - 5660 - Elementary ELA Collegial Research Group

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Elementary teachers K-5

Dates: 9/22/2021 to 6/8/2022

The Teacher-Researcher Collegial Group brings together teacher-leaders from across the district to share and engage in action-research. Teachers will set goals based upon current challenges and problems of practice and study our students, while implementing classroom practices, and engage in peer reflection. In addition to the five days teachers will be working together in classrooms studying with a TCRWP leaders Natalie Louis and Brooke Geller, this course will focus on supporting the development of the teachers' literacy knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, developing exemplary practices so that the group can research students, implement classroom practices, and reflect together.

44. STI - 5663 - Foundations of a Scarsdale Education for Tomorrow: Middle School

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Middle School New Teachers

Dates: 9/22/2021 to 5/18/2022

Model lesson plans, constructive feedback on instruction, and tips on school culture and classroom management are all critical in helping new teachers be successful. In Scarsdale, a school-based mentor assists new hires with adapting to school culture and common practices in the first year. In addition, Scarsdale teachers benefit from curricular guidance from department chairs and colleagues. As a teacher grows as an experienced professional in the Scarsdale schools, this Foundations course scaffolds teacher professional development and mentorship in their first years so they can take maximum advantage of the professional resources available to them throughout their careers. Throughout the school year, classroom teachers, mentors, department chairs and administrators will engage each other in an examination of instructional methods, content, curriculum, and student learning and understanding to improve classroom teaching and learning. In the fall, new teachers will receive an overview of the Charlotte Danielson model of teacher evaluation and discuss expectations in the areas of special education, technology, grading, and communication to name a few. The mentor component of the course includes five after-school seminars with mentors and mentees and as well as confidential weekly meetings with the assigned mentor teacher. Curricular guidance is individualized through meetings with colleagues and department chairs.

45. STI - 5686 - Foundations of a Scarsdale Education for Tomorrow: Special Education level/Elementary Level

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Special Education new Teachers

Dates: 9/22/2021 to 5/18/2022

Model lesson plans, constructive feedback on instruction, and tips on school culture and classroom management are all critical in helping new teachers be successful. In Scarsdale, a school-based mentor assists teachers new to Scarsdale with adapting to school culture and common practices in the first year. In addition, Scarsdale teachers benefit from individualized curricular guidance from K-5 district coordinators in Math, Science, and English Language Arts. As a teacher grows from novice to experienced professional in the Scarsdale schools, this Foundations course scaffolds teacher professional development and mentorship in their first years so they can take maximum advantage of the professional resources available to them throughout their careers. For Special Education teachers, many of the professional learning opportunities are built into the structures already in place. Team meetings along with workshops and coaching cycles with consultants are incorporated throughout the year. Additionally, while it is important to grow your expertise regarding curriculum knowledge and delivery of instruction, being a SPED teacher adds an additional layer. The preparation and participation in the IEP process, progress monitoring goals and implementation of differentiated instruction adds to the work you do daily with your students. Support will be provided in these areas to ensure success.

Throughout the school year, classroom teachers, mentors, and coordinators. will engage each other in an examination of instructional methods, content, curriculum, student learning and understanding to improve classroom teaching and learning. New teachers will receive support for their Special Education, Math, Science, Reading and Writing curricula from the district coordinators through regular consultations. The mentor component of the course includes after-school seminars with mentors and mentees that address district-wide best practices as well as confidential weekly meetings with the assigned mentor teacher.

46. STI 5671 - Foundations of a Scarsdale Education for Tomorrow Elementary Level

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Elementary new teachers

Dates: 9/22/2021 to 5/18/2022

Foundations of a Scarsdale Education for Tomorrow Elementary Level Model lesson plans, constructive feedback on instruction, and tips on school culture and classroom management are all critical in helping new teachers be successful. In Scarsdale, a school-based mentor assists new hires with adapting to school culture and common practices in the first year. In addition, Scarsdale teachers benefit from individualized curricular guidance from K-5 district coordinators in Math, Science, and English Language Arts. As teachers gain more experience in the Scarsdale schools, this Foundations course scaffolds their professional development and mentorship in their first years so they can take maximum advantage of the professional resources available to them throughout their careers. Throughout the school year, classroom teachers, mentors, and helping teachers will engage each other in an examination of instructional methods, content, curriculum, and student learning and understanding to improve classroom teaching and learning. New teachers will receive support for their Math, Science, Reading and Writing curricula from the district coordinators through regular consultations in and out of the classroom and half day professional development workshops. The mentor component of the course includes four after-school seminars with mentors and mentees that address district-wide best practices as well as confidential weekly meetings with the assigned mentor teacher. They will also attend the ST@C Portfolio sessions.

47. STI - 5639 - Workshop for Senior Options Steering Committee 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: SHS

Dates: 9/27/2021 to 5/16/2022

Every year Scarsdale High School's Senior Options Steering Committee supervises, organizes, reviews, and revises the Senior Options Program. Teaching staff on the Senior Options Steering Committee must reevaluate program policies, forms, and logistics. The case load of mentors and students changes annually; therefore, the Steering Committee must develop new strategies, train new mentors, and supervise new students. Each member on this committee acts as a Case Manager to the mentors of seniors to oversee their caseload and make sure the requirements of the program are being met.

From September to February, participants meet monthly to review the previous year's program evaluations, to assess the outcomes, to make revisions, and to recommend policy changes, where called for, as directed by committee reflection. From March through June, participants meet at least twice monthly to introduce the revised program to mentors and students. Steering Committee members also work independently with individual mentors and students on project choices and proposal writing. Spring meetings involve individual caseloads and subcommittee work. Committee members must also read and approve caseload proposals by the end of the third quarter. During the Senior Options experience, meetings focus on problems specific mentors and students may have in preparation for presentations, on critiquing the ongoing work of the program, and on presenting ideas for reevaluation.

48. STI - 5619 - Teachers Reading Together: Edgewood 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 6/14/2022

The journey of a life long 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.

49. STI - 5620 - Teacher as Reader: Heathcote 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K- 5

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 6/14/2022

The journey of a life long 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.

For the first session, each teacher should bring a book they have read over the summer to discuss.

50. STI - 5621 - Quality Readers at Quaker Ridge 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 6/14/2022

The journey of a life long 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.

51. STI - 5622 - An Examination of Literature Across Boundaries 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: All

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 6/14/2022

The journey of a life long 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 close reading and understanding for their students. Participants will enhance their own reading skills and learn techniques for leading discussion groups with students.

This course can be taken for 1 or 2 credits. For our first meeting of the year, we ask that everyone read a book of their choice that you feel fits under the theme of "Literature Across Boundaries" (whatever that means to you) to briefly book talk to the group. This can also be a title that you read over the summer that you enjoyed. ALL are welcome!

52. STI - 5623 - Teacher as Reader: Fox Meadow

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5

Dates: 9/28/2021

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. For the first session, participants should read Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

Teachers will write a reflection about the works read over the course of the year and course.

53. ST@C: Author Visit: Ken Liu, author of "Paper Menagerie"

Program: ST@C

Audience: All

Dates: 9/28/2021

The "Paper Menagerie," a magic realist story about a biracial American boy and his Chinese American mother, is the first piece of fiction to simultaneously win three of the world's top speculative fiction literary awards (Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy). In this talk, author Ken Liu will discuss various reader reactions to the story and how our self-narrative remains the most important battleground in our ongoing examination of structural racism in America.
Music teachers will gather to explore pieces for the string ensemble. Bring your own pieces, ranging from chamber music to orchestra works, arrangements and originals for sight reading and discussion of pedagogical approaches and learning opportunities. Discussion will be framed around technical development, musical content, socio-historical context, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the general student aesthetic experience. You may bring your own instrument or use one at SMS.

55. STI - 5673 - Teacher as Reader: Greenacres 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: All

Dates: 10/4/2021 to 6/14/2022

"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.

56. STI - 5652 - The Reggio Emilia Study Group - 2021-22

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 5/26/2022

"One of the central tenets of the Reggio approach is that every child is a creative child. It was from this idea that the atelier (studio) was conceived." Lella Gandini "The atelier brings the strength and joy of the unexpected to the process of learning... and favors the construction of the imagination, and renders the process of education more complete and whole." Vea Vechhi The Reggio Emilia study group is a place of encounter and dialogue where teachers explore contemporary issues in teaching and learning. Inspired by the long history, experience and pedagogy of Reggio Emilia educators, the study group has for over a decade researched the fundamentals of socio-constructivist philosophy.

Essential questions have guided this research: What is the nature of learning and how can classrooms become cultures of thinking and problem solving? How can we best nurture and inspire creative thinking? How can teachers make visible the thinking and learning that take place in their classrooms? What is the role of the environment in learning? Study group participants will explore current constructivist pedagogy through readings, discussions, videos, and school and conference visits. Participants will deepen their understanding of the concepts of project-based learning, design thinking, the studio and maker spaces, making learning visible, and documentation. Participants will have opportunities to widen their experience of the "100 languages of children" (multiple intelligences) as well as experiment with the use of diverse materials in the classroom. Participants will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and to integrate constructivist methodology in their classrooms. Meeting dates in addition to those listed below will be announced.

57. STI - 5653 - Exploring the Professional Shelf - Teaching Writing in Small Groups

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 3/15/2022

It is essential to support students in small groups during their writing instruction. This text explores strategies and structures for implementing targeted small groups. Jennifer Serravallo describes the seven types of small groups (strategy lessons, guided writing, shared writing, interactive writing, inquiry groups, reflection groups, coaching writing partnerships, and clubs) and provides practical application for implementation. Teachers will have the opportunity to meet, read, and discuss this text. They will also be able to try out the seven types of small groups in their classrooms in between sessions. Teachers will create lesson plans for the different types of writing small groups. Teachers will reflect on which small groups work best in their classroom. The first and last meeting dates are listed. The other dates will be determined by the group.
Comer join us to find out about some to help children see themselves in books and how they can also learn about the lives of others through literature.

59. STI - 5661 - Teacher as Reader: Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Edgemont Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2021 to 5/4/2022

This course introduces teachers to new literature, which has many clear benefits. Reading together is a meaningful way to explore ideas and perspectives and to share our own experiences. In particular my goal is to assemble a reading list of texts by diverse authors, with the goal of spurring conversation about diverse life experiences. Reading and discussing together also builds our social-emotional well-being as teachers -- something we'll need this year in particular. My hope is that the course models strong facilitation of group discussions, provides examples of prompts that might connect students with literature in a personal way, and exposes teachers to texts that they might bring into their teaching practice.

When a group of educators reads together, sharing insights and reactions to texts, we find connection, develop our own understanding of texts, expose ourselves to new voices, and find fresh material and ideas to bring back to students. As teachers we are often the ones facilitating class discussions; by participating in this course as readers we can see what it's like to be a student in an inquiry-based, Socratic discussion, learning from others and being challenged to read a text that might expand our worldview or expose us to new ideas and places. Most sessions open with personal reflections in response to writing prompts; we then ask questions that guide our discussions. Working together, the group finds layers of meaning in the texts, and an understanding of why those texts matter. In our classrooms we hope that students will connect personally with texts while learning about the world and others' experiences; the reading group has similar goals, and the reading list will be made up of texts by diverse authors so that we will explore a wide range of perspectives together. The prompts from the beginning of each course will form the basis of the course project. A short story will be provided to read and discuss at the first session.

60. STI - 5656 - Keeping Current in Young Adult Literature 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 6-8

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 3/10/2022

Teachers from all disciplines benefit from keeping current with high quality fiction and nonfiction that holds strong appeal for their students. With the knowledge of trends and themes in age-appropriate literature, teachers inspire enthusiasm for reading. With enhanced awareness of new titles, participants are confident in recommending appropriate literature to the young adult readers in their classes.

Book discussions will focus on real-world connections, literary elements, themes, and publishing trends in young adult literature. Participants will be required to read two books for each class, some of which they will help select. Relevant reading materials, activities, and speakers will be offered from time to time to supplement discussion. The two books for the first session are An Almost American Girl by Robin Ha and A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat.

Throughout the course teachers will read a total of ten young adult books. They will share their thinking through a discussion forum as well as the creation of several projects based on the readings.

61. STI - 5680 - Teaching Executive Functioning for LRC and ICT Teachers, grades 3-5

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Grades 3-5

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 2/17/2022

Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully inside and outside of school. Many students struggle with weak executive functioning skills, especially the children we see in LRC or ICT. These students need to be taught explicit skills in order to become successful in school and in life after school. The executive functioning skills targeted in my curriculum include: planning, organization, time management, task initiation, working memory, metacognition, self-control, sustained attention, flexibility, and perseverance.

This will be a year long course. We will meet every week or every other week over zoom. At that time I will present the lesson for that week. Everyone will have access to my Virtual Classroom and all the materials. We will review and discuss the best materials to use. The following week, we will begin each class with a review of their lesson, what went well, what would they change and what did they do differently from the lesson plan. It will take a year to complete all the skills. Ideally, the LRC teachers will take one day a week to teach Executive Functioning to their 3-5 graders. The curriculum will build and grow as we all use it and make additions to it.

Course Requirements: They are required to teach a lesson each week and come back with the critique. There will be lots of reading and Executive Functioning research throughout the course. In the end, each teacher will have a strong Executive Functioning curriculum to use each year.

62. STI - 5676 - Broadway Teachers Workshop Fall Edition 2021

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/8/2021 to 10/10/2021

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 participate in master classes with Broadway performers, creative teams, and production staff. These networking opportunities will enable teachers to share professional resources with their students in a variety of contexts. 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.

Teachers MUST sign up through Broadway Teachers Workshop at www.broadwayteachinggroup.com and pay their tuition of $849. Participants will receive information about the specific workshops directly from Broadway Teachers Workshop. This workshop is online. Performances being examined are:
Tina the Musical
To Kill a Mockingbird
Thought of a Colored Man
Six The Musical

63. ST@C: Author Visit: Joy Harjo, Three-Term U.S. Poet Laureate

Program: ST@C

Audience: All

Dates: 10/12/2021

Joy Harjo, internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation will discuss her trailblazing life and career, as well as her second memoir, Poet Warrior, in conversation with cultural historian Lori Rotskoff.

64. STI - 5632 - Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Literature

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/14/2021 to 5/12/2022

Teachers in a global community must understand the diverse customs and traditions of their students and colleagues. What better way is there to relate to others than through reading the stories that embed cultural perspective into the lives of real people? Literature selected from across the globe can foster a deep understanding of the racial, ethnic, and cultural groups within the school community, the nation, and the world. Through the reading of selected works of literature and group discussion, participants will learn about the daily lives and perspectives that exist within different ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural groups. Teachers will develop classroom activities that promote empathy, interest, and respect for the global community based upon the readings. The first book for 2021-2022 will be Quichotte by Salman Rushdie.

Teachers will read and discuss books that explore diversity. These books will give teachers more opportunities to develop curriculum around this theme. Some of these books, or excerpts, can be used to stimulate class discussion in any subject area. Course Requirements: The group will choose which books to read and discuss. At the end of the course teachers write a reflection or lessons based on what they read.
In this symposium, presented by THE ANDREW YOUNG CENTER FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AT MOREHOUSE COLLEGE, we will focus on parallels that could be drawn, even if imperfectly, between the history of civil rights in the USA and Ireland. We also wish to reflect, collectively, on how we might best apply the lessons learned from the civil rights movement in the twentieth century, in the USA and in Ireland, to "the unfinished business" and "ongoing struggle" for civil and human rights in the twenty-first century.

The symposium panel discussion will be conducted by; Fred Knight - Director - Institute of Research, Civic Engagement, and Policy - Andrew Young Center Vicki Crawford - Director - Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, Morehouse College Tyriq Jackson - Public Diplomacy Officer, Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta Don Mullan - Author 'Eyewitness: Bloody Sunday', media producer & Civil Rights campaigner Ailbhe Smyth - Founder of Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC) at University College Dublin Amanda Adewole - Creative director for 'Black and Irish'

The panel will be moderated by Kipton E. Jensen, Ph.D, Director, Leadership Studies Program, Morehouse College. Introductions will be provided by Dennis Brownlee, Founder and Chairman, African American Irish Diaspora Network; and Sarah Keane, Chargé d'affaires, Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta. To register for this ST@C cut and paste the link below. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/imperfect-parallels-the-civil-rights-movements-in-the-usa-and-ireland-tickets-170026035449?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb
Publish Setting: Publish Date of Workshop: 10/19/2021 Start Time: 6:00:00 PM Instructor: undefined Description of Workshop: Join us for a conversation between scholar Wendy Lower and Facing History and Ourselves' Dr. Karen Murphy as they discuss Lower's recent book, The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed, and explore the question: "What does one do upon discovering a photograph that documents a murder?"

67. STI - 5667 - Teachers Writing Workshop

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: All

Dates: 10/20/2021 to 12/1/2021

The purpose of this course is to continue developing a professional writing community in our district. Writing and sharing are key elements to a reflective teaching practice. Course participants will craft original stories in a writing workshop where they will reflect, share, and engage in creative writing exercises designed to help the writer develop her/his voice and stamina. This experience will put participants in the learner's chair and offer insights on how to tease out possibilities from someone with abundant creative potential -- like each one of us.

This storytelling class is a writing workshop for adults. Teachers will participate in a professional writing community where we will write together and talk about writing, so that we can trust and learn from one another. Educators will work on short and longer format pieces and craft them with the guidance of constructive feedback from a supportive writing community.

Participants will write short original pieces that will culminate in a longer form story that will be shared in a published document.

68. STI - 5634 - DIY Literacy

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/22/2021 to 10/23/2021

This course is essential in helping students build independence as they grow as readers and writers. Teachers will study and create literacy tools based on the work of Kate Roberts and Maggie Beatie Roberts (DIY Literacy). Kate and Maggie have videos, blogs, books, and many other resources to support this work.

Teachers will collaborate to create digital and paper-based tools to use in the their teaching. These tools will support student progress and independence.

Teachers will create tools (charts, microprogressions, bookmarks, demonstration notebooks) to support their students in literacy. Teachers will create digital and/or paper-based tools. Teachers will reflect on how they will integrate the use of these tools into their reading/writing curriculum.

69. STI - 5642 - Reading and Writing Workshops and the TC Saturday Reunion

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-8

Dates: 10/22/2021 to 10/23/2021

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University has been a think tank in the area of literacy for over thirty years, developing state of the art teaching methods and offering professional development in using these methods. Our partnership with TC has offered teachers access to up to date research and professional development in the area of literacy. Participants in this course will use the TC Saturday Reunion Trail Guide to determine a theme of study that will support their ELA goals for teaching and best practices.

On Friday afternoon, teachers will outline a plan of action and create a timeline of benchmarks . On Saturday, participants will attend the virtual TCRWP Saturday Reunion at Teachers College where literacy educators from across the globe come together to learn. It is a fast-paced day, brimming with workshops that can help you find horizons to work towards, whether your focus is on higher-level comprehension, content area literacy, units of study in writing, assessment-based instruction, increasing student engagement, or bringing books to life. Teachers will determine and revise and reflect upon teaching practices guided by their focus areas of professional development over the course of the weekend.

70. ST@C: Lights, Camera, Action..... SMS Today News

Program: ST@C

Audience: SMS

Dates: 10/26/2021

Have you been curious about the process that goes into producing the daily news show? Do you want to contribute to making some of our upcoming shows? Come check out our Behind the Scenes ST@C and make your mark on the news.
Description of Workshop: In this new mini-documentary, architecture professor and designer Sean Ahlquist shares personal insights into his work on accessibility. The father of an autistic child, Ahlquist has a distinct perspective on access and inclusion. Years of research in architecture, computational media, and interactive systems come together in the film as it explores what it means to welcome all people, including neurodiverse individuals, into artistic spaces and to create interactive designs especially for them. In September, Sean brought OrchidsPlayscape, his interactive sculpture designed especially for individuals with autism, from the Venice Biennale to Lincoln Center's Big Umbrella Outdoors, the short film documents its installation in the context of Sean's larger journey in design. Join a group discussion facilitated by a Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist immediately following this premiere.

72. STI - 5624 - Introduction to the Latin Language and Ancient Roman History and Culture

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: All

Dates: 10/26/2021 to 12/14/2021

This course is aimed at teachers of any content area and at the Edgemont and Scarsdale community at large. The course will provide a better understanding of the ancient world and will expand participants' appreciation and understanding of our language, our arts, literature, politics, history, and culture. Teacher participants will be able to apply their learnings to their lessons and help students to break out of their compartmentalized view of classwork as being unrelated from one class to another. The interdisciplinary connections that exist between the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences intersect through Latin and ancient history and culture. The same connections exist for community members. As an added benefit, parents of students who take Latin in Scarsdale or Edgemont will now be able to assist their own children and share the Latin learning experience that both districts take pride in.

During course sessions, participants will learn the basics of the Latin language and also learn about and discuss the history and culture of the ancient Mediterranean world. Topics such as the Latin roots of English words, especially those related to the natural sciences, medical, and legal fields; Roman history; the art and architecture of classical Greece and Rome; and Greco-Roman mythology will supplement and complement the linguistic instruction. By the end of the course, participants will have a working knowledge of the basics of Latin and will be able to continue their learning on their own or in another class. Teacher participants will also be able to craft interdisciplinary lessons and units that incorporate themes from the class into their own content areas. Participants will be able to continue in the Spring with a 2nd and 3rd follow-up course.
Comer join us to find out about some to help children see themselves in books and how they can also learn about the lives of others through literature.
For our second curriculum workshop, music teachers will gather to explore method books and additional pieces for the string ensemble. Participants should bring method books for curricular discussion and are welcome to bring additional pieces, ranging from chamber music to orchestra works, arrangements and originals for sight reading and discussion of pedagogical approaches and learning opportunities. Discussion will be framed around technical development, curricular alignment, musical content, socio-historical context, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the general student aesthetic experience. You may bring your own instrument or use one at SMS.

75. STI - 5668 -3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Digital Fabrication

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/28/2021 to 12/16/2021

Since the Design Lab at Scarsdale High School opened, teachers have been requesting more education
about the making process and the resources that can be used in their disciplines as well as elective
courses. This introduction to fabrication will teach forms of digital fabrication that are available in the lab
(3D printing, Laser Cutting, Vinyl Cutting, and CNC woodworking). This hands-on class will introduce
these forms of fabrication through the lens of education and give teachers an opportunity to learn how to
use these machines while creating small projects. With this knowledge and skills, the goal is for teachers
to begin to understand what is possible, how easy it is, and explore opportunities to integrate making as a
form of learning into their classrooms.

While there will be time in class to work on these 3D models, some of this work will be given
asynchronously so that in-person time will be spent physically making and using the machines. The four
main units in this course are:
1. Introduction to Fabrication and Its Use In Education
2. 3D Printing: Teachers will learn how to design an object in 3D modeling programs and send
them to 3D printers.
3. Laser Cutting/Vinyl Cutting: Similar to 3D printing, teachers will learn how to 3D model and use the laser cutter to fabricate design solutions to a personal project of theirs. They will learn both
engraving and cutting features, along with the process of how to laser cut.
4. CNC:A CNC machine is a large production machine that takes a 3D file and cuts out large
sheets of material, like wood, to create large scale products (such as cabinets, furniture, and
organizers, to name a few).

Teachers will complete 2-3 projects that were fabricated using these machines using 3-D Models of the
products they fabricated. Teachers will document ways they could incorporate these projects within the
context of their classroom.

76. ST@C: Using Your Microsoft Surface

Program: ST@C

Audience: HS teachers

Dates: 10/29/2021

This session is for high school teachers that have recently received a Microsoft Surface and Pen has their district issued technology.

77. STI - 5640 - A Look into NYC: The Bronx - Focus Arthur Avenue Neighborhood Study

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/29/2021 to 10/30/2021

This course will explore the rich and diverse culture and history of the Bronx. On Friday night we will explore the cultural diversity of the Bronx through highlights of current programs and clips from a documentary with discussion. We will focus on one particular street and neighborhood, Arthur Avenue in the Belmont Ave section of the Bronx. This area is rich in history, culture, music and infamous activities. This neighborhood, and street, can show about the changes in the neighborhood and make-up of the community. We will learn a few phrases in Italian for our visit to Arthur Avenue. We will explore the neighborhood, the landmarks, the Italian market Using this neighborhood study we can see how different ethnic groups: Jewish, Italian, Albanian have influenced this neighborhood. The course offers the opportunity for interesting discussions and curricular development on key questions facing our communities, our cities and our nation particularly as it applies to diversity, changing demographics, and both cultural assimilation and appropriation.

On Friday night we will explore the cultural diversity of the Bronx through highlights of current programs and clips from a documentary with discussion. We will focus on one particular street and neighborhood, Arthur Avenue in the Belmont Ave section of the Bronx. This area is rich in history, culture, music and infamous activities. We will learn a few phrases in Italian for our trip to the neighborhood. The course offers the opportunity for interesting discussions and curricular development on key questions facing our communities, our cities and our nation particularly as it applies to diversity, changing demographics, and both cultural assimilation and appropriation. Course Requirements: A neighborhood study presentation. A reflection or lesson plan- food, language, art, film, culture,..Will provide literary, music, museum and film choices. Additional Fees: $15 mozzarella cheese making course at Mike's Deli and lunch at Zero Otto Nove

78. STI - 5647 - Organize Your Google Drive

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/29/2021 to 10/30/2021

Over the past several years, this year more than ever, Google has become the main source of sharing and organizing resources for teachers. As more information and resources are shared or created digitally, it is essential for teachers to develop a streamlined way to organize and find these resources. Having the ability to quickly find what you need, will not only save time, but will enable teachers to be more efficient in planning and executing lessons/units. Work smarter, not harder.

Does finding a doc or folder in your drive cause you anxiety? This course is designed to help teachers learn quick and easy tips to organize everything in your drive or on your desktop. Participants will learn how to create new folders, shortcuts, share with colleagues and more. As part of the course project, teachers will take a screen shot of their google drive before and after the course. Teachers can also describe how they chose to organize their google drive in a typed reflection. This may include what folder they chose to create and how they plan to continue to use their google drive to help plan and share resources with colleagues. As outside work, teachers will continue to organize their drive and find resources to fill existing/new folders.

79. ST@C: Lincoln Center: In Conversation: Sean Ahlquist and Mimi Lien

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 10/30/2021

Description of Workshop: Join us for a conversation between two celebrated artists whose works explore fundamental questions about design and interaction. Noted architecture professor and designer Sean Ahlquist centers his interactive creations around accessibility for neurodiverse audiences and the first person to experience and respond to them is often his autistic daughter Ara, the inspiration for much of his current work. In September, Sean brought OrchidsPlayscape, his interactive sculpture designed especially for individuals with autism, from the Venice Biennale to Lincoln Center's Big Umbrella Outdoors, and on October 26, Activate will share a new film documenting its installation in the context of Sean's larger journey in design. MacArthur fellow and Broadway set designer Mimi Lien creates installations, combining what she learns about spaces and places with what she knows of audiences and performers. Her celebrated installation The GREEN transformed the Josie Robertson Plaza during Restart Stages at Lincoln Center this past summer, offering attendees the chance to experience an iconic location in an entirely new way. Mimi and Sean invite you to reflect with them on the challenges that arise when creating engaging spaces and explore how interactivity can establish a deeper sense of welcome. Immediately following this webinar, you will be invited to a reflection discussion facilitated by a Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist. A Zoom Meeting link will be shared towards the end of this Webinar.

80. STI - 7000 - ST@C Workshop Series - 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/1/2021 to 11/4/2021

ST@C workshops explore aspects of innovation in education. In each ST@C workshop, teachers gain an overview of specific technological and pedagogical tools for the classroom while establishing a professional network for more in-depth study.

Scarsdale teachers can choose stand-alone ST@C workshops to use toward STI credits. One STI credit is granted when a teacher has documented 12 hours of contact time in ST@C workshops and submits to the STI office an explanation of how new ideas from ST@C impacted teaching and learning in their classroom.

Teachers must register for each individual ST@C workshop online and can offer to run a ST@C course by contacting the STI office. Teachers should only register for this course credit AFTER they have completed 12 hours of ST@C courses.

81. STI - 5659- Spice Up Your Curriculum: Making Connections between Herbs and Spices and Lessons Across Disciplines

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/2/2021 to 11/6/2021

The spices and herbs we use to flavor our food can also bring new perspective to our curriculum. A fragrant gingerbread with ginger root, cinnamon bark, clove buds, and sugar can liven up a lesson about plant parts. Preparing sage, thyme, and lavender shortbread begins with a practice of observation skills as we smell, touch, and taste fresh herbs. We will delve into topics such as fair trade, cultural connections to spice blends, historical uses, food processing, and the way that flavors shape our understanding of the world around us.

This course will be a mix of curated readings, videos, and podcasts along with synchronous time for conversation and instruction. In addition, teachers will gather virtually to cook and to hear from guest speakers. These sessions will be livestreamed and recorded so that they can be watched live or revisited and/or watched at a later time.

82. ST@C: ReIgniting the SPARK: Reflections and Research on Work from the SPARK program

Program: ST@C

Audience: Spark participants

Dates: 11/4/2021

Teachers from the SPARK program will reunite and reconnect to further develop the research on Project-based Learning (PBL) and share new ideas. We will review some of the survey data from the summer program as well as share how we've integrated elements of PBL into the school year. We'll also use the time to look ahead and share how we can further promote PBL in our schools.

83. STI - 5636- Reflective Practice Seminar 2021-2022

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/4/2021 to 5/5/2022

When teams of teacher practitioners meet and reflect together on the core issues of effective teaching and learning, they can promote positive change in the classroom and in the school culture. The goal is to build a community of learners among colleagues through an examination of shared activities common to all subject areas and grade levels.

In this yearlong course, participants will look collaboratively at concrete examples of teacher and student work examining and applying various protocols for reviewing student work. Teachers will observe in each other's classrooms and are encouraged to participate in activities designed to understanding the culture of a school. The group meets twice a month; members will develop a set of reflections on their work with students and colleagues. Members also will complete a set of peer observations as the year progresses.

Participation in all class sessions and completion of coursework fulfills requirements for Professional Performance Review (Option A) for the 2021-2022 academic year. Documentary films will be used to examine teaching strategies in a variety of scenarios.

84. ST@C: First Year Portfolio Work SHS

Program: ST@C

Audience: SHS

Dates: 11/5/2021

This session is for 1st year probationers to get an overview of the expectations and exemplars for their portfolio requirements.

85. STI - 5637 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design - Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 11/5/2021 to 11/20/2021

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.
Participants will take current units of study or create new units where they will integrate different district technology. We will use our feedback protocol to create multiple iterations of their project using instructional feedback from the group.
Course Requirements: Participants will take current units of study or create new units with usable work samples/instructional materials. They will also create a lesson or unit plan write up.

86. STI - 5638- Mindfulness Through Movement and Art

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/5/2021 to 11/6/2021

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 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.

There is a $10 materials fee for this course that should be paid with the tuition.

87. ST@C: Lights, Camera, Action...SMS Today News

Program: ST@C

Audience: SMS

Dates: 11/9/2021

Publish Setting: Publish Date of Workshop: 11/9/2021 Start Time: 2:45:00 PM Instructor: undefined Have you been curious about the process that goes into producing the daily news show? Do you want to contribute to making some of our upcoming shows? Come check out our Behind the Scenes ST@C and make your mark on the news.
Why is writing about reading so important? How can we lift our students level of writing about reading while raising their level of thinking about reading. Come to this ST@C and explore: Qualities of strong writing about reading; How to raise the level of the work that our Students are already doing; and Tools and tips around writing about reading.

89. ST@C: Parenting in an Age of Uncertainty

Program: ST@C

Dates: 11/9/2021

Dr. Ken Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His research over the last 30 years has focused on facilitating youth to develop their own solutions to social problems. Currently, Dr. Ginsburg's lectures focus on how to better parent in times of uncertainty and ambiguity. Dr. Ginsburg seeks to apply the best of research and practice into practical approaches that parents, professionals and communities can use to build child and teen resilience. Dr. Ginsburg is an advocate for parents' critical role in raising resilient children and teens. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS morning show, FOX and Friends and ABC, NBC, and CBS Nightly News programs. This program is open to the community.

90. ST@C Book Report: Religion in Human Evolution

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/10/2021

Join us as Carlos Bedoya presents the central thesis of "Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age" by Robert Bellah. A summary of the work can be found here: https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674975347 Book Report is a ST@C series that gives Scarsdale teachers the space to share the findings of key works in their fields with their colleagues.
If you are a RAZ Plus shared account holder (ENL, LRC, or Classroom Teacher) come join us with RAZ Learning Specialist, Josie Marshman, helps us to explore ways to use our shared accounts to match students with appropriate texts, discover instructional resources, and learn about the student experience with RAZ Plus.

92. ST@C: Civics for the Classroom: Women's Roles in Ancient Athens

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/10/2021

In collaboration with the Academy for American Democracy, learn about the lives of women in ancient Athens and the ways they contributed to society and democracy.

93. ST@C: HS Portfolio

Program: ST@C

Audience: HS

Dates: 11/12/2021

Participants will construct their portfolios and review exemplars, requirements, and expectations.

94. ST@C: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/13/2021

Join us for an exploration of the Supreme Court Justice's life and her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity for all Americans. This online teacher workshop will combine a virtual gallery tour and materials from our Women & the American Story curriculum. On Zoom ' 1-2:30 pm EST (1.5 ST@C hours)

95. STC: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/13/2021

Join us for an exploration of the Supreme Court Justice's life and her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity. This online teacher workshop will combine a virtual gallery tour of our current exhibition and materials from our Women & the American Story curriculum. This is a 1.5 hour session.

96. STI - 5627- How to Learn Math for Teachers

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/17/2021 to 5/11/2022

Similar to Mathematical 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
Join Composer for a webinar and panel discussion with panelists from Facing History and Ourselves, iThrive Games, Generation Citizen, and a teacher from Composer's Educator Advisory. Hear insights from panelists on addressing heavy history topics with students with both a civic engagement and social emotional lens. Learn directly from a Composer educator on how to use the platform for creating dynamic curriculum that both supports students' well being, and their growth as engaged and thoughtful citizens. Composer is a global marketplace and digital platform for educators to access and design curriculum in social justice, civics learning, global competency, and social emotional learning. With a library of over 1,000 learning experiences from over 35 content providers, Composer is a free resource that supports educators to empower their students in their growth as citizens. Sign up at www.composereducation.org

98. STI - 5626 - 21st Century Teaching and Learning: Data Science

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/18/2021 to 5/12/2022

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.

99. ST@C: In Conversation: Descendent Stories as Historical Testimony

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/18/2021

History teachers and their students find connection and inspiration from the voices of those who participated directly in the momentous events of the recent past. However, for histories such as the Holocaust and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, the passage of time makes it harder to bring participants and survivors of those events directly into our classrooms. The responsibility to keep the legacy and lessons of these histories alive often falls to the next generation. Join Facing History and Ourselves and the New-York Historical Society in conversation with Caren Osten Gerszberg, daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, and Spirit Trickey Tawfiq, daughter of Minnie Jean Brown Trickey, one of the "Little Rock Nine," as we discuss the unique and valuable perspective descendent stories can add to the classroom.

100. ST@C: Facing History Onscreen and In Real Life

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/18/2021

The times we are living in are challenging all of us to face our collective history as we work to build a more equitable future. Please join us for an entertaining and stimulating virtual event about the power of storytelling to create change. We're teaming up with 2021 National Book Award nominee, bestselling author, poet, and former Facing History educator Clint Smith for a conversation with current Facing History teachers and special guests from the hit Netflix comedy Never Have I Ever, including actor Adam Shapiro, who plays a teacher on the show. Never Have I Ever is a relatable comedic coming-of-age story about a first generation Indian-American teen, which is partially set in a fictional Facing History classroom. If you haven't seen it yet, this is a perfect excuse for a Netflix "binge" as we take a closer look at how the show deftly uses comedy to address serious and timely issues facing our society and our students today. We hope you will join us for this fun and thought-provoking event in support of real-life dedicated Facing History teachers and their students.

101. STI - 5658 - Tablet to Tablet: Bookbinding, Secrets and Censorship

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 11/19/2021 to 11/20/2021

Interactive playful book forms and manipulative toys are an engaging way to connect and integrate the arts across the curriculum. These toys and playful books are a way to weave content and form together that help improve attention to both. This workshop will include making lots of books and objects that kids want to make and touch. These interactive compelling forms can often have visual and textual information added on thus allowing for many thoughtful applications of information and idea development.

This course will discover secrets in books and explore ciphering and censorship as themes. We will make books that hide secrets and messages, discover lots of info about the history of codes and messages, explore censorship and destruction of books, and create new books and manipulatives. There is a $10 materials fee for this course and can it can be added to the tuition payment.