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1. STI - 5557 - The 1:1 Learning Environment - Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 6/18/2021 to 6/19/2021

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This course is going to cover topics that address the individual needs and varying proficiency levels of the teachers participating in the 1:1 program. Participants will learn about the technical/instructional features of a chromebook, explore Digital Citizenship and the teacher and student's role in the 1:1 classroom, and use the SAMR Model to write integrated curriculum.
Course Requirements: As a culminating project, teachers will develop integrated technology learning activities/units which will be turned in shortly after the conclusion of the course.

2. ST@C: An Anti-Racist Learning Journey with Edible Schoolyard

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/18/2021

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Professor Jacqueline Simmons of Teachers College at Columbia University and Edible Schoolyard Executive Director Angela McKee-Brown will present on the Anti-Racist Learning Journey that they have lead the Edible Schoolyard team in over the past two years. This session will introduce the concept of a learning journey and provide resources to support your learning journey.

This webinar will run for 90 minutes.

3. ST@C: Equity and Expectations with Edible Schoolyard

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-1212

Dates: 6/18/2021

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Chef Teacher Liesha Barnett and Kelly Carlisle, the Executive Director of Acta Non Verba, will share stories from their work teaching equity-focused garden, cooking, and leadership lessons to youth of all ages at Acta Non Verba. Chef Liesha and Kelly will share how they center equity in their work in everything from choosing curriculum and content to program design. Participants will learn how Chef Liesha and Kelly provide joyful, exciting food experiences that focus first on empowering youth and also provide health and wellness knowledge.

4. 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

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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

5. STI - 5619- 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

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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

6. ST@C: A Garden Tour at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/21/2021

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Senior Garden Teacher Jason Uribe will lead a virtual tour around the Edible Schoolyard garden and share what we are growing, how we have designed the space for students, and offer ideas for garden improvement projects. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and learn more about how the Edible Schoolyard team manages their garden.

7. ST@C: Resources from the Community with Edible Schoolyard

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/23/2021

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This resource sharing session will feature short presentations by leading organizations in the school garden and food education field as well as opportunities for participants to share resources of their own. Edible education experts from Life Lab, School Garden Support Organization Network (SGSO), and the Office of Farm to Fork from the California Department of Food and Agriculture will share curriculum and fundraising resources.

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

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Dates: 6/23/2021 to 8/25/2021

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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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. STI - 5567 - Media & Writing Workshop for Teachers

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

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

Teachers will craft their stories in a writing workshop that reacts to published works on the themes of perseverance and resilience. Most of what we read will have been published during the pandemic, so we will be able to see how professional writers have tried to document their reactions to this strange time. Teachers will reflect, share, and engage in creative writing exercises designed to help the writer develop 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 you! When teachers allow themselves to be creative, they are more inclined to encourage their students to be the same, thus opening doors to new possibilities for student learning. This course will place teachers in an environment that sparks and nurtures the creative process. Teachers will take part in a workshop community to develop their skills for narrative writing and digital media storytelling, with an eye towards helping students share their own stories.

Course participants will spend each day writing freely and experimenting with tools for digital media storytelling in a workshop environment. In the morning, teachers will read together, write freely, share their work, and receive constructive feedback from critical and supportive friends. This is the heart of the workshop model, in which participants are encouraged to take chances on their own creativity for the sake of refining those important and intimate stories we want to share. We will apply the workshop model to our afternoon work, when we will look at digital media tools that will take our writing and reimagine it as visual or sound stories, using resources such as WeVideo (for audio and video productions), Canva, and Google Slides, among others.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. ST@C Historical Perspectives on Immigration with Dr. Erika Lee

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 6/28/2021

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Join us as we explore the story of immigration in the United States and how the history of immigration policy continues to reverberate today with Dr. Erika Lee. Dr. Lee is one of the nation's leading immigration and Asian American historians, the author of recently published America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States, as well as the co-founder of #ImmigrationSyllabus, an educational framework developed to "provide historical context to current debates over immigration reform, integration, and citizenship.
This workshop will be focused on the European Green Deal, but there will also be sessions on the economics of climate change, EU vs. U.S. climate policy, and strategies for incorporating climate science into the curriculum.

The lectures on day 1 include an Introduction to the European Green Deal with Bruce Murray of the University of Illinois followed by a discussion of the EU's Post-Pandemic Economic and Social Recovery Plan.

The program takes place from 11-2pm ET.

17. 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.

18. 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?
The workshop will be focused on the European Green Deal, but there will also be sessions on the economics of climate change, EU vs. U.S. climate policy, and strategies for incorporating climate science into the curriculum.

Sessions on day 2 include Powering a Climate Neutral Economy with Prof. Marinela Nizic of Rijeka, Croatia, Environmental Policy in the EU, and Comparing EU and US Climate Policy.

The sessions run from 11am-2pm ET.
The2021 summer curriculum workshop will feature lectures and lesson planning strategy sessions presented by university faculty and experienced K-12 teachers.

Day 3 includes sessions on Strategies for Incorporating Climate Science Instruction into the Curriculum, Teaching the Anthropocene through Artifacts, and Lesson Planning.

The workshops run from 11am-2pm ET.

21. STI - 5589 - Unconscious Bias in Schools: Edgemont Reading and Discussion Group

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 7/1/2021 to 8/5/2021

This course provides a forum for exploring the presence of unconscious bias and considers how it impacts educators, students, and the school community. Participants will read and discuss Unconscious Bias in Schools: A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism by Tracey Benson and Sarah Fiarman. Many teachers have been reading and thinking independently about the subject of bias, and it would be useful to spend some time talking together about how to apply that understanding.

Over the last few years many of us have been spending our own time reading and thinking about bias and how it impacts us as teachers, our curriculum, students' experiences, and our school community. This reading and discussion group will bring Edgemont teachers together to talk about how we begin to apply that thinking and learning in our classrooms and communities. We will read and discuss Unconscious Bias in Schools: A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism and discuss how unconscious bias impacts students and our community. We will explore how to make our curriculum and community more inclusive and culturally responsive.

Course Requirements Teachers will read Unconscious Bias in Schools: A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism and keep a response journal. The final project will connect the reading and classroom practice or curriculum in some way. I anticipate that most teachers will produce a lesson plan or unit plan that demonstrates a change based on the reading.

22. 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.

There is a materials fee of $10 which can be added to the cost of the tuition.

23. STI - 5594 - Photography and Collage in the Classroom

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/6/2021 to 7/8/2021

Teachers continually strive to bring new ideas into the classroom and to offer alternative learning opportunities for their students. This three day workshop will introduce participants to a variety of artists, techniques, and mediums while creating hands on pieces inspired by the craft of collage and photography. Collage and photography provide a satisfying, tactile, activity for students to enjoy and an emotional connection to their artwork. Teachers will be taking an in-depth look into the history of collage and how this technique has evolved through time. Children learn best in active hands-on construction. This course will show participants in various ways how collage and photos can be carried into classroom studies, enabling students to make stronger richer connections in their learning.

There is a $10 materials fee that can be added to the tuition payment.

24. STI - 5605 - Museums as Virtual Resources: Diverse American Identities

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

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

Diverse American Identities (July 6 - July 9 for three credits, or fewer hours for 1-2 credits) Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30 and / or field trips (with option for attending either virtually or in-person, or combination of both)

This week-long course will provide the opportunity to visit (virtually and in person) the New York Botanical Garden, the Museum of Chinese in America, the High Line, the Whitney Museum, and the Museum of the American Indian, among others, to work with museum educators who focus on teaching social justice from the standpoint of their unique cultural perspectives -- how do they frame their narratives? How do they use their collections to enlighten the students and teachers who visit their museums? Teachers will learn the most current teaching strategies and how to implement them in the lessons they design for their classes.
Presented by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies & the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU.

This institute will dive into issues that affect young people in the Middle East and Latin America. At a moment when political change in both regions greatly impacts the experiences of young people and media technologies are increasingly globalized to allow greater cultural and political connections across and through these regions, there is a burgeoning opportunity for educators to connect experiences in their classrooms with children from around the world. The institute will draw on the burgeoning fields of youth studies in these two regions and on the increasing availability of youth and children-focused media and literature to introduce and enhance teachers' engagement with youth culture in these two regions so that they can better globalize their classrooms. Teachers will get the opportunity to engage with and hear from scholars whose work analyzes youth culture and politics in historical and contemporary settings, as well as award-winning authors of children's and young adult literature from both regions. Teachers will work synchronously and asynchronously on group projects that will serve as incubators for in-class activities on issues addressed in the institute, and will receive a bounty of scholarly resources to buttress their curricular planning and assessment. All teachers who complete the institute will receive a certificate of completion and any NYC-area teachers may receive CTLE credits.

The institute will be presented in a fully online format. Teachers will be asked to watch two pre-recorded lectures (roughly one hour each) every week, and attend 1.5 hour synchronous zoom meetings every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in July. Tuesday and Wednesday Sessions will be centered on discussion with the guest speakers for the week and Thursday Sessions will be centered on small group discussions related to ongoing group projects.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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

29. STI - 5600 - Tools with a Twist

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

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

This course was a very popular one many years ago and we want to bring it back with a focus on current tools and projects. 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.

30. STI - 5573 - Therapeutic Art for Student and Teacher Wellness

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

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

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

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. STI - 5590 - Special Education Modifications That Benefit All in the General Education Classroom

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-6

Dates: 7/13/2021 to 7/14/2021

How do educators reach students who struggle to acquire information in a "typical" fashion? Acquiring a grade level curriculum is the goal for all students, even our most challenged learners. This course will offer educators the opportunity to look at different ways to reach students through the use of various modifications. Educators will have the opportunity to improve current lessons to fit the needs of all learners in the classroom.

Participants will be presented with various examples of modifications to use in their classrooms. Teachers will go over modifications/accommodations sections of anonymous IEPS to ensure they understand how the modifications will improve learning opportunities for all students in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to BoardMaker and how it can be used in the classroom.

Participants will read a professional article and engage in a discussion that pertains to the topic in the article. They will work in groups to analyze a case study. Participants will adjust a current lesson to show 3 samples of modifications they will use in the future (example- writing checklist, graphic organizer, visual schedule).

35. 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.

36. ST@C: The Only One in Class: Affirming the Dignity of All Students

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/13/2021

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Although the history of antisemitism can be traced back to ancient times, its presence in schools and curricula can often be hard to recognize. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Arthur Ullian about his childhood experiences as the only Jewish student in the elite prep schools he attended, exploring how the challenges he faced can help inform and support educators who want to affirm the dignity of every student in their schools. Educators will also learn about tools and resources to teach about the history and contemporary realities of antisemitism in ways that center student experience and foster civic agency.

During the webinar, we will:
--Explore the Christian roots of antisemitism
--Discuss ways that schools can marginalize student identity and experience
--Consider ways educators can create equitable and inclusive classroom communities
--Engage with Dr. Ullian in a moderated Q&A
Schooling in the US continues to be shaped by the historic legacies of racism and inequity. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University and author of the best-selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy. We'll learn more about her work on culturally and historically responsive literacy and implications for teaching for equity and justice.

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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

42. STI - 5577 - The Art of Photography

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

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

When they use their skills as photographers, students not only become more perceptive of their world, they are better able to interact, engage, and understand the importance of the visual media in their daily lives. Participants in this course will learn how to create well-crafted photographs and to develop a strong visual voice that can serve as a means to generate awareness of a topic. This course will help the participant to develop the skills and insights necessary to document events that are important to them.

In this course, participants will learn the techniques necessary to create strong visual images. They will discuss the basic settings and functions of the camera, understand exposure, lighting and lenses on a camera, explore different types of portraiture, and apply techniques specific to this area of photography, capture still-life objects as well as action shots.

43. 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

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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.
Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join Facing History in conversation with award-winning literacy and equity expert Dr. Kimberly Parker, co-founder of #DisruptTexts and Director of the Crimson Summer Academy at Harvard University. We'll discuss the process of choosing texts with a focus on equity and voice, as well as creating classroom spaces for exploring literature through a critical and ethical lens.

45. STI - 5586 - The Play's the Thing: Practicing Playwriting

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/22/2021 to 8/26/2021

The British dramatist Robert Holman once said, "The novel is more of a whisper, whereas the stage is a shout." Theatre is a powerful and visceral way to give voice to our innermost selves--and this shared experience begins with words on a page. In this course, participants will study and practice the art of playwriting through weekly readings (for example, a short one-act by David Ives) and a variety of creative writing exercises. Teachers will examine story structure, learn about conflict and high stakes, practice writing dialogue, and, at some point, break all the rules and let the subconscious take over. The course will culminate with each teacher writing a ten-minute play, which they will "shout" for each other over Zoom. Teachers will return to their classes in the fall with new techniques and strategies for creative writing, as well as a renewed sense of the human part of the human being.

46. STI - 5598 - Tablet to Tablet: Pop Up Book Institute

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

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

This workshop will allow teachers to be in student's shoes in a playful, interactive way. We often ask student's to generate and foment big ideas. Last's summer's playful books institute showed that many participants really benefitted and used the pop-up component, so this focus gives an opportunity to expand and deepen that learning allowing use to develop "a big idea".

Participants will learn success-oriented technique and steps and then proceed to generate a big idea, learn to storyboard it visually, and turn this idea into a children's book. Some big ideas we teach can be made simple and a children's book allows for this simplification of curricular content.

There is a $10 materials fee that can be paid with your tuition payment.

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. 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

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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.

50. STI - 5618 - Civic Science Inquiry to Action with Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 7/27/2021 to 8/5/2021

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This online institute will introduce CELF's Inquiry to Action Framework. Participants will learn the skills and knowledge to develop a project to engage student learning through inquiry, place and action. Pathways to topics such as water, biodiversity and air will be explored. Teachers will walk away with an Inquiry to Action project planner ready to implement in the fall.

Enroll at celfeducation.org. A $25 additional registration fee applies. Contact the STI office for further details.
Publish Setting: Publish Date of Workshop: 7/29/2021 Start Time: 11:30:00 AM Instructor: undefined Description of Workshop: Join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer, Jose Antonio Vargas about his experience growing up undocumented in the United States and how it led to his work telling the illuminating stories of immigrants. We'll discuss the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States and his upcoming book, White Is Not a Country, the follow up to his first work, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. Together, we'll consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American.

52. 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.

53. STI - 5596 - Self-Portraits in the Classroom

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/3/2021

Teachers continually strive to bring their students new ideas into the classroom and to offer alternative learning opportunities for their students. This two day workshop will introduce participants to a variety of famous artists work, particularly their self-portraits. Teachers will be taking an in-depth look into the history of the "self portrait" and how they have evolved over time. The first self-portraits traced back to the late 1400's in Northern Europe. In the 17th century Rembrandt painted a series of self-portraits including the earliest depiction of a "family painting." Some portrait artists used the self-portrait as a projection of "self" and did so to demonstrate wealth, social status, talent or religious beliefs. Students learn best with hands on activities; this course will show participants the many possibilities that portraiture can be connected throughout history, and how they can be carried into their classroom studies. This course will teach teachers the history of the self-portrait as well as the many resources that are available to create self-portraits besides the basic pencil and paper.

There is a $10 materials fee that can be paid with the tuition.

54. STI - 5606 - Teaching Racial Justice: The Art and Literature of the Incarcerated

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

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

Inspired by Mr. Hinton, and in keeping with the district-wide focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, this course will focus on integrating social justice initiatives into our teaching through the study and discussion of films, podcasts, webinars, virtual tours -- coupled with on-site learning for those who want to join. We will explore the rich trove of art and literature created by inmates at correctional facilities throughout our country. as we learn about their stories and art through the groundbreaking exhibitions and educational materials provided by the Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with their "Marking Time" exhibition and the Equal Justice Initiative's "From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration" exhibition. Our "Onward and Upward" studies will illuminate and inspire us, while providing valuable educational tools to integrate into our curricula.

You can register for 1-3 credits (12-36 hours) taken from either the comforts of your air-conditioned homes, or on field trips (scheduled at mutually convenient times) to sites such as the African Burial Ground and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, or a combination of both virtual and on-site, depending on your goals schedules!

https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5208 Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/museum Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration

55. 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.

56. STI - 5595 - Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 5-12

Dates: 8/9/2021 to 8/10/2021

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

57. STI - 5599 - Teacher Writers Workshop: Memoir Writing

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

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

Highly acclaimed writer and memoir expert William Zinsser defined this unique genre, "Memoir was defined as some portion of life. . . the writer of memoir takes us back to a corner of his or her life that was unusually vivid or intense--childhood, for instance--or that was framed by unique events. By narrowing the lens, the writer achieves a focus that isn't possibly in autobiography; memoir is a window into a life." Human civilization is based on both oral and written stories. We all have stories from our lives that are both personal and universal that we would like to share with our friends, family, colleagues, and students. Writing them down allows for a permanent record, a catharsis, and an exploration of language and memory.

58. STI - 5609 - The 1:1 Learning Environment - Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 8/9/2021 to 8/10/2021

This course is going to cover topics that address the individual needs and varying proficiency levels of the teachers participating in the 1:1 program. Participants will learn about the technical/instructional features of a chromebook, explore Digital Citizenship and the teacher and student's role in the 1:1 classroom, and use the SAMR Model to write integrated curriculum.

Course Requirements: As a culminating project, teachers will develop integrated technology learning activities/units which will be turned in shortly after the conclusion of the course.

59. 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

New
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.

60. STI - 5584 - Filmmaking: Paper to YouTube

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Heathcote Computer Lab

Dates: 8/10/2021 to 8/11/2021

Working with videos isn't just about putting clips together in iMovie. To craft a well formed visual story the creator needs tostart with paper; scripting, storyboard, and so on, before thinking about media. This course will provide a full concept to premier experience, to give teachers (and eventually students) a full filmmaking experience.

Making a movie is one of the most diverse learning experiences, project-based to the core. It is not only about visuals, but also all the different mediums coming together to tell a cohesive story.

From thinking about genre to crafting an engaging story to filming and fine tuning during editing to sharing and processing feedback. This course will provide a a roadmap for student filmmaking from paper to Youtube.

This class will focus on script writing, storyboarding, gathering and organizing media, and preparing the edit. The editing portion of the course will focus on WeVideo but the concepts and ideas can easily be applied to iMovie, FinalCut, Premier, etc.

Participants will create a script, storyboard, and final video edit, thereby giving them the full students experience they can turn turnkey for their own students.
How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Join Facing History & Ourselves and Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University and scholar of African American history and contemporary Black politics to examine the way the Reconstruction Era is remembered and the impact of its various legacies in contemporary society.

62. 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.

63. 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."

64. STI - 5587 - Stop Motion Animation

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/19/2021 to 8/20/2021

Stop Motion dates back to the formative years of cinema as an art form, and was a major precursor to virtually every form of animation currently used. Though stop motion can be a laborious process, it requires the creator to exercise patience and focus on the fundamental details of movement and physicality within a story, such as anatomy, deformation, force and motion. Teachers can create their own stop motion animations to demonstrate visual concepts in math and science as well as lead students in creating their own works as part of a creative storytelling process.

This course will cover pre-production such as script writing and storyboarding through filming and editing, and conclude with how to publish or broadcast a finished piece. Teachers will explore different ways to use analog tools to help create digital creations, in the form of stop motion movies. Participants will finish the course with an end-to-end stop motion experience they can turnkey for their students immediately.

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

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: Scarsdale Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2021 to 8/26/2021

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.