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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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!

11. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

17. 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.

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

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: 6-8

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 4/28/2022

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.

19. 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.

20. 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

21. 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.

22. 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?"

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

30. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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

36. 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.

37. 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.

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. 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.

45. 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.

47. 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.

48. 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.

50. 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.

51. ST@C: HS Portfolio

Program: ST@C

Audience: HS

Dates: 11/12/2021

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

52. 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)

53. 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.

54. 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

56. 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.

57. 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.

58. 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.

59. 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.
Elementary school educators from Manhattan's Yorkville Community School come together in this new video created to reflect on how to rework a classroom to create an inviting and welcoming atmosphere for students. Grade school teacher Jennifer Dionisio and vice-principal Stacie Lorraine share their experiences and reflections on challenges and successes and the lessons that they have learned as they work to enhance student engagement. What's changed since the start of the year? Join a group discussion facilitated by a Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist immediately following this premiere.

61. STI - 5654 - Grand Central Neighborhood - Rebounding after a 2nd Pandemic

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/3/2021 to 12/4/2021

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

Through multimedia resources including documentary film, photographs, books, primary source documents, internet resources, a guided walking tour and discussion, participants will examine the Grand Central neighborhood as a study of change over the last century. Instruction will model the case study approach to facilitate integration of an event into enriching and meaningful lessons for students in technology, science, math, art, architecture, sociology and economics. Highlighted in the walking tour will be Grand Central Terminal, The Chrysler Building, Lincoln Center, the NY Public Library and the Daily News Building, along with the East 42nd St. area. The course will focus on attributes of the Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and Neo-Gothic architecture styles as they are featured in these buildings. The historical time frame in which each style was en-vogue in America will also be emphasized. There will be a $20.00 fee which can be added and paid with the tuition

62. STI - 5655 - Clay in the Classroom

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/3/2021 to 12/4/2021

Clay is a universal medium that can be connected in various ways to classroom studies; this course will show teachers how it can be done. In this course participants will be introduced to the world of ceramics, the history of clay arts, as well as a general overview into the process of working with clay. Integrating clay into the classroom is a process that requires a very different structure than two dimensional art. Clay provides a satisfying, tangible activity for students to enjoy an emotional connection to their artwork, and its context in history and cultures around the world. This course will provide an insight into how multicultural themes can be applied throughout current curriculums K-12

Cliff Mendelson a very well know ceramic artist and educator will lead this weekend course. During this two day workshop teachers will gain knowledge of the technical side of ceramics, kiln firing, and non-firing techniques, as well as the application and handling of materials. Teachers will be creating a number of ceramic pieces using tile making, coiling, slab work and Mask making techniques. This is a hands on course that will offer teachers insight into how to connect clay into their curriculum especially when studying Greece, Native Americans, Asia and Egypt.

There is an $8.00 materials fee that can be added to the tuition when you pay for the course.

63. STI - 5657 - Exploring SAMR model and ISTE standards in the Hybrid Learning Environment

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/3/2021 to 12/18/2021

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.
At the intersection of art and technology is FuturePerfect Creative Studio, which combines the talents of Wayne Ashley, former BAM Director of Arts in Multimedia and LMCC curator with those of software developer and musician Xander Seren. For more than a decade, the duo has worked with international artists and institutions to pioneer spaces that bridge the divide between the live and the digital. Last year, they wondered: What if the pandemic endured and people could never occupy the same space again? What kind of public life could exist? How could we reimagine live events? Join them as they share their explorations with artists such as William Kentridge and Team Rolfes and reflect on what we learned in 2020 that might make classrooms, studios, theaters and Zoom rooms more engaging and welcoming in 2022 and beyond. 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.

65. ST@C: Toy Marketing

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/7/2021

December is the perfect month to teach about marketing and persuasion -- because consumer culture is in overdrive right now. Join renowned Media Literacy educators Frank Baker and Renee Hobbs who offer some new tricks for analyzing toy advertising in the context of YouTube culture. We'll explain why it's more important than ever for children to learn about digital marketing and show you how you some "cool tools" that help you find and discuss toy marketing strategies that aim directly at children. We'll explore: The ethics of kidinfluencers: Is is just another type of marketing or does it exploit children? VidTao: A easy way to search for and bookmark YouTube videos and YouTube advertising Gender Remixer: Jonathan McIntosh's classic media literacy tool for exploring gender stereotypes in toy advertising You must register in advance for this session. Register for this Zoom session using the following link: https://mediaeducationlab.com/toy-marketing
Come to this ST@C to explore ways that we can use video shorts to teach into and inspire writing literary essays with our students.
Date of Workshop: 12/8/2021 Start Time: 4:00:00 PM Instructor: undefined Description of Workshop: New York Times best-selling author Dr. Christopher Emdin joins us again this winter to talk about his new book Ratchedemic: Reimagining Academic Success and what it illustrates about Radical Welcoming. Chris advocates for his revolutionary new educational model that encourages schools to provide spaces for students to share academic successes without sacrificing their identities. Chris will explore this novel approach in conversation with his colleague, award-winning educator Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Associate Professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and author of . Advancing Racial Literacies in Teacher Education: Activism for Equity in Digital Spaces. 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.

68. ST@C: Facing Hate: Antisemitism, Race, and White Supremacy

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/8/2021

Understanding how concepts of race intersect with antisemitism is a critical task as we work to uproot white supremacy and racism from our schools. Animosity against Jews took on a new narrative when the first "Purity of Blood" laws were enacted against the Jewish community of Spain in 1449. This form of judeophobia would influence anti-Judaic violence in the Spanish Inquisition, lay the foundation for Western ideas of biological race, and inform Nazi policies across Europe in the mid-20th century. Join us in conversation with Professor Anthony Appiah and Professor Paola Tartakoff as we discuss how concepts of race continue to feed antisemitic ideologies, how antisemitism continues to impact ideas of race, and how we can work to uproot white supremacy and racism from our schools and our society today. During the webinar, we will: --Explore the history between ideas of "race" and anti-Judaic ideologies --Unpack the ways that antisemitism connects to contemporary discussions of race --Consider how educators can integrate discussions of antisemitism into their anti-racism work
This session will provide teachers with highly effective, practical strategies and ready-to-teach lessons to support social emotional learning in their classroom. Join Dr. Lorea Martínez, author of Teaching with the HEART in Mind: A Complete Educator's Guide to Social Emotional Learning, as she shares routines educators can implement right away. Educators will leave this session with free ready-to-teach Seesaw Lessons that support the SEL skills students need to be successful in and out of the classroom.

70. ST@C: In Conversation: Identity, Memoir, and Storytelling

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/9/2021

Please join The New-York Historical Society and Facing History and Ourselves for a conversation with Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know, a memoir of growing up as a transracial adoptee and of Chung's search for the truth about herself and her Korean birth parents. Chung will explore how we construct our identities through the stories we are told and that we tell ourselves, as we seek an answer to the question, "Who am I?" During this conversation, Chung will read from her book, discuss her own journey wrestling with family and identity, and share what she hopes her story will bring to educators and their students.

71. STI - 5628 - Art, Science and Eric Carle

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/10/2021 to 12/11/2021

Eric Carle's children's books are conduits of information, entertainment and beautiful art, with themes drawn from Carle's extensive knowledge of nature. The American artist and beloved writer of over 70 children's books stimulates intellectual growth in children by marrying child-friendly images with factual content. A House for Hermit Crab and The Very Hungry Caterpillar are examples of his work that inspire children to discover the natural world around them. Eric Carle's books, words and images can be used to inspire creative writing and scientific inquiry in a variety of classroom settings.

Participants will learn the painting and collage techniques that Carle used in his children's books and incorporate those techniques into resources for the classroom. Teachers will examine and create images that reflect a range of curricular topics. For example, Carle's A House for a Hermit Crab promotes understanding the structure of crabs, coral reefs, and other underwater sea life; it shows the relationship animals have with their environment and how they survive under adverse conditions; and it demonstrates symbiotic relationships between species. Additional topics from other Carle books may include growth, the water cycle, ecosystems, metamorphosis, ecology, rocks, food chains, and the phases of the moon. Participants will learn how to use Carle's artistic techniques to develop science and writing lessons that encourage creative expression in students.

72. ST@C Canva for Education

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 12/14/2021

Publish Setting: Publish Date of Workshop: 12/14/2021 Start Time: 3:30:00 PM Instructor(s): Paul Tomizawa Make the most of this free graphic design platform. Create instructional and promotional flyers, infographics, and social media posts using Canva's expansive library of templates and graphics. Sign up for your free Canva for Education account and access a library of templates and instructional materials designed for the use in the classroom. This ST@C workshop will provide teachers with an overview of the Canva content and design time. Create your free Canva for Education account before this workshop at https://www.canva.com/education/

73. ST@C Portfolio

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12 (first year)

Dates: 1/6/2022

Publish Setting: Publish Date of Workshop: 1/6/2022 Start Time: 3:30:00 PM Instructor(s): K-12 (First Year) Join us for a conversation on expectations for the first-year Portfolio. We will discuss examples, discuss audience, content.

74. STI - 5648 - Project Based Learning

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5

Dates: 1/6/2022 to 6/1/2022

This year-long course will provide teachers with the opportunity to further research and develop their project-based learning approach. Teachers will have time, space, support, and permission to design, implement, and experiment.

This course is divided into two parts:
Part 1: Action Research in Curriculum (Design)
Six self-paced ONLINE MODULES will be provided by CPET and 6 Live Hour-long ZOOM sessions
Content will be online and can be self-paced while live zoom meetings will be in place to provide support for these modules. Participants will use CPET's 6 module online course on PBL to develop their units and live feedback and support will be provided during our live Zoom sessions.

Part 2: In-person Study Group and Lesson Study (Implementation)
After developing our PBL units, teachers will form study/collaborative groups for us to support and provide feedback to one another while we implement our units. Dr. Cristina Compton and the facilitators will lead whole group sessions once a month while SPARK teachers and facilitators will be available for smaller study groups in between the full cohort meetings. While teachers implement their units of study, we are working on having study group members released as lesson study/research partners to observe and provide feedback. Dr. Compton will also be available to meet during the days of whole cohort meetings to support small group work.

Course dates will be determined by the group at the first meeting December 2.
Please join PTC and CHILD for a timely and relevant presentation by Dr. Rachel Busman, a licensed clinical psychologist and the Senior Director of the Child & Adolescent Anxiety and Related Disorders Program at Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC). Dr. Busman has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidenced-based treatment to children, teenagers and young adults struggling with anxiety disorders and other related mental health disorders. She will be sharing actionable guidance and tips that we could all use in this day and age. Dr. Busman has worked with children and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient settings at a major academic medical center, where she directed a multidisciplinary team, and at a private mental health institute. She has taught and supervised psychology trainees, psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows, and lectured extensively on a variety of topics, including the evidence-based assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and teens. Dr. Busman will discuss ways that anxiety presents in children, teens and neurodiverse learners. Her presentation will help parents identify red flags and provide concrete tools to help children build social emotional strength. This program is open to the community.

76. ST@C: DEI in Film and Video

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/13/2022

Date of Workshop: 1/13/2022 Start Time: 3:30:00 PM Instructor(s): Paul Tomizawa How are people and issues related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion portrayed in film and video? This presentation is designed to promote and provide resources for discussion with teachers and students. This session will include planning time for using film and video to pursue objectives of NYSED's Cultural Responsive-Sustaining framework: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change.

77. ST@C: Portfolio

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Dates: 1/13/2022

During the session, we will review the requirements and guidelines for the first year portfolio. The session is best for those who have not yet attended an informational session on the portfolio.
Not every downloadable media file on the Internet comes with permission to use in your online project. Are you in need of artsy images or fresh background music and sound FX for your next presentation or audio/video production? Join us and learn where you can find quality royalty and copyright free media files. Zoom link https://scarsdaleschools.zoom.us/j/97672196031?pwd=YytMbFNzTmZsSkxiZ1hPaGJpZU5nQT09

79. ST@C: Probationary Portfolio II (Google SITE)

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/19/2022

Publish Setting: Publish Date of Workshop: 1/19/2022 Start Time: 3:30:00 PM Instructor(s): Chris Casal; Kathleen McGreal Teachers will be giving assistance with creating and managing a Google site for their portfolio.

80. STI - 5635 - Mine the Text: Creating Interactive Read Alouds and Small Group Lessons

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/21/2022 to 1/22/2022

Whole book assessments can help inform teachers of students' comprehension as they read longer, more complex texts. Interactive read alouds highlight metacognitive thinking for students.

This course will provide teachers with the opportunity to discuss and plan both whole book assessments and interactive read alouds. Through Jennifer Serravallo's text, Understanding Text & Readers, teachers will learn how to create whole book assessments and use data to inform interactive read alouds, mini-lessons, and small group instruction.

Teachers will create interactive read alouds both paper- based and digitally and create whole group mini-lessons and small group lesson opportunities.
Are you looking for ways to implement songwriting into your music curriculum? Would you like to encourage your students to put their viewpoint into song? Come join Interlochen Arts Academy songwriting faculty in a fun and interactive one hour songwriting workshop. It will be tailored to meet any age and give you lessons to have in your back pocket to cultivate peer to peer collaboration, learn how to critique others, and plant seeds for the next generation of developing songwriters. There will be time left for Q and A as well as meaningful discussion. This is the second in a series of town hall discussions on creating music in all of its forms that the Council for Music Composition is providing for music educators at all levels.

82. STI - 5688 - K-12 Integrated Unit Design - Edgemont

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12 Edgemont

Dates: 1/28/2022 to 2/12/2022

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.

83. ST@C: A Conversation with Khizr Khan*

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/30/2022

LWVS is pleased to welcome Khizr Khan for an informative discussion about his life experiences, his embracing of American democracy after immigrating, and his advocacy for the values embodied in the Constitution of the United States. The evening will be moderated by former LWVS president Linda Doucette-Ashman.
Description of Workshop: The abrupt shift to remote learning in the spring of 2020 was a game changer for me as a music educator. The challenges of that period forced me out of my routines and toward a reinvention of my approach to teaching instrumental music. It pushed me beyond the scope of concert prep and existing curriculum to look at deeper questions that connected my students to music on a more profound level.

What does music education mean to me? How can my students' passion for music help others or themselves? Do they understand the power of music to heal, inspire, and strengthen community? How can it be an instrument of change in our society?

The social-emotional needs of my students and our community emerged as paramount during these challenging times. It was an obligatory opportunity to connect our art form with the newly defined needs of our community and society in general, birthing high impact outcomes for everyone in the process. I will share the SEL infused activities my students and I created, the remarkable response, and potential answers to some of those big questions.

Attendees will receive detailed descriptions of several SEL-infused activities they can immediately implement within their programs. We will discuss several heady pedagogical questions to encourage a reinvention of their approach to teaching that prioritizes social-emotional and life-long learning. They will be shown the benefits of incorporating SEL into their performing ensembles through actual responses from my own students.

85. STI - 5681 - Teaching Executive Functioning for LRC and ICT Teachers, Part 2

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-5

Dates: 2/3/2022 to 6/9/2022

Executive functions are skills that we all use every day to organize our live and get things done. This includes setting goals and priorities, making and following plans, remembering information, managing time, organizing possessions, and staying on top of tasks. Some children have difficulty with executive functions. Even though they may be very intelligent, these kids struggle with things like staying organized and keeping up in school. This is a continuation to the fall Executive Functioning course. The participants have successfully introduced the EF curriculum to their students every week. The feed back has been positive. I will continue to present each skill and the lesson plan to teach it as well as the resources necessary.

The teachers are teaching an EF class each week. They have their EF virtual classroom and all their resources as a final project.

86. STI -5699 - Exploring the Professional Self: How to Be an Antiracist

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/3/2022 to 3/17/2022

As educators, we strive understand ourselves and the world around us in order to teach others. This is most difficult when the path inquiry leads us into uncomfortable territory. If we are truly committed to fostering diversity and equity, we need to visit those unpleasant places and this is best done with supportive partners. This work is important to improve our understanding of race and guide us in our work with students.



Participants will read Ibram X. Kendi's book, How to be an Antiracist and participate in guided discussions using his workbook of the same title. Exploring ideas about culture, biology, ethnicity, class, color and more, participants will work together to deepen our understanding of racist ideas and racist policies in a non-judgmental and supportive format. This work has reverberations in everything we do as teachers, from curriculum development to how we treat students and colleagues.

Participants will keep a journal during learning and complete a final personal essay. Additional cost of $15 for the purchase of Ibram X. Kendi's book, How to be an Antiracist

87. ST@C: Using Explore Boards in the Classroom

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/8/2022

The purpose of an Explore Board is to create a board of learning choices that help students develop background knowledge. The Board is a fun and engaging artifact filled with links to a set of different forms of media surrounding a common topic, theme or issue. For an example view this one on "Night" https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iXYOpYNx-7WKAmyXGtKokY9uO_hXgGWiUVfHaZQYBOk/edit Explore Boards are curated and packaged high interest content for students: -Helps to build and foster curiosity -Builds background knowledge to deepen comprehension -Extends lessons with more resources - that students can go back and look at as the reading unfolds. -Prepares students for class lessons

88. ST@C: Equity Challenge; The Hidden Truth

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/8/2022

This portion of the Equity Challenge course, is being included as hours of professional development for those who only attended this one sessions.

89. STI - 5728 - The Equity Challenge

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Dates: 2/8/2022 to 5/4/2022

This course seeks to establish a partnership between the Richard Gazzola Teacher Center of Yonkers, the Bronxville Professional Development Center and the Scarsdale Teachers Institute to focus on deepening our teachers' understanding of equity and develop an equity lens to bring about change within our classes and school communities. Teacher from each district will share best practices on social justice and cultural responsiveness and the work they are doing to close the equity gap.

The primary focus of this course is the Equity Challenge, which was originally developed by the United Way Worldwide and based on the work of Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Debby Irving and Dr. Marguerite Penick. Each week, teachers engage with materials on a topic that helps them reflect on the history and impact of racism, bias, privilege, and oppression and how these constructs manifest in our work and our lives.

There will be four synchronous discussion sessions and Equity Challenge activities to be completed online.

90. STI - 5687 Secondary Special Education Study Group: Focus on Progress Monitoring

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: SMS/SHS Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/12/2022 to 5/24/2022

Part of the role of a special education teacher is to develop and monitor goals for each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). They report to parents four times per year to update them on their child's progress towards achieving these goals. This course will allow special educators at both the middle and high school levels to work together to compile IEP goals per area (reading, writing, study methods, etc.) with the appropriate progress monitoring steps for each goal. This collaboration will strengthen the practice of monitoring student goals while also contributing to more robust conversations with parents at the annual CSE meetings.

The course will begin with an intensive weekend course in January that will feature presentations from Assistant Superintendent for Special Education Eric Raushenbach, secondary CSE chairperson Dr. Amy Cermele, and school psychologists. On Saturday, Ms. Tasha Wright, a Regional Special Education Training Specialist from PNW BOCES will present while the remainder of the day will focus on reviewing IEP goals and organizing them by area.

The course continues February through May for six 2-hour sessions held via Zoom and in-person. During these sessions, teachers will work in small groups by grade level or content area to review our IEP goals, highlight goals that can be either edited or streamlined and then identify the best practices for progress monitoring for each of these goals. By the end of the course, the middle school and high school special education teachers will have a complete list of IEP goals with the progress monitoring techniques that are best aligned to each goal.

Teachers will leave this course with IEP goals that have been developed with our middle and high school students in mind. Furthermore, teachers will have a library of progress monitoring techniques that can be used for each goal. N.B. Actual Feb 12 hours are 9am to 4pm.

91. STI - 5689 - Teachers Writing Workshop

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: All

Dates: 2/16/2022 to 4/6/2022

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.
Improving your emotional intelligence (EI) will enable you to become a more resonant teacher, driving a positive culture at school. We will explore the four pillars of EI so you can elevate your self-awareness, understand strategies for self-management, increase your social-awareness and gain tactics to manage relationships with ease. This workshop will challenge you to think about your role as a music teacher in a whole new way.
The School of Educational Leadership at Long Island University's Hudson Graduate Centers is spotlighting outstanding educational leaders to ignite interest in the profession. Dr. Walter Sullivan, a distinguished Superintendent of the Year, will host five sessions in which he engages guest speakers in discussions about their journeys through school leadership, the qualities and experiences that make a successful leader, and critical issues facing schools today. February 17 at 7:00 PM 1/4 Benjamin Basile, NYC Principal and Monique Mason, NYC Principal.

94. ST@C: Exploring Project Based Learning: Techniques to Increase Student Engagement

Program: ST@C

Audience: High School and University French Teachers and Professors

Dates: 2/22/2022

Let's talk! We invite you to explore the advantages of applying project-based learning techniques in French language (L2) courses in this interactive webinar. What challenges have you faced? And what were the benefits of implementing these techniques? Using examples from the Défi Francophone textbook and her own teaching, Dr. Kate Lakin-Schultz (Boston University) will share how "learning by doing" improves student engagement both in and out of the classroom. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences as we explore the benefits and challenges of implementing these techniques across proficiency levels.

95. ST@C: Why Confucius Matters: Was the Sage a Subversive?

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/22/2022

Join us as Tao Jiang, a scholar of Chinese philosophy, maps the life of China's greatest sage and challenges conventional wisdom about Confucius as the ultimate architect of hierarchies and obedience. In a new book, Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China: Contestation of Humaneness, Justice, and Personal Freedom (Oxford University Press 2021), Jiang portrays Confucius, whose thinking has laid the foundations of Chinese moral-political culture for thousands of years, as a man of his times and beyond, creative, daring, and even subversive in his fight for a more humane and just world. And what does that say about Confucian values today?

We hope to see you online for the next program in our series "In Search of China's Soul."

Tao Jiang is a leading scholar of classical Chinese philosophy and Mahāyāna Buddhist philosophy. He is the author of Origins of Moral-Political Philosophy in Early China: Contestation of Humaneness, Justice, and Personal Freedom and Contexts and Dialogue: Yogācāra Buddhism and Modern Psychology on the Subliminal Mind, and the co-editor of The Reception and Rendition of Freud in China. Jiang is chair of the Department of Religion and director of the Center for Chinese Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. He also co-chairs the Neo-Confucian Studies Seminar at Columbia University.

96. ST@C: Building a Legacy: Recruiting Future Music Educators

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 2/22/2022

The need for music educators across the country is great and you can help! This is the second program in a series. Learn how to leave a legacy with future music educators as you actively recruit music teachers from within your own program. Develop a music teacher mentoring mindset and brainstorm ways to engage your own students in early teaching experiences. Learn more about desirable teacher traits and begin to uncover those in your young musicians. Unlock powerful methods for reaching and convincing parents about the job availability, stability, and personal enjoyment of teaching music. Join us for this highly engaging webinar and begin to build your legacy!

Host/presenter: Sandy Goldie.,br>

97. ST@C: ELA Test Prep for Grades 3-5

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-5

Dates: 3/1/2022

Teachers of grades 3-5, Come to join us for our 30 minute NYS ELA Test Prep Session on 3/1/22 from 11:30-12:00 pm, as we share tools, materials, strategies, to prepare for the ELA test this spring,

98. ST@C: NYS ELA Test Prep

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-5

Dates: 3/1/2022

Teachers of grades 3-5, Come to join us for our 30 minute NYS ELA Test Prep Session on 3/1/22 from 12:30-1:00 pm, as we share tools, materials, strategies, to prepare for the ELA test this spring,

99. ST@C: NYS ELA Test Prep

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-5

Dates: 3/1/2022

Teachers of grades 3-5, Come to join us for our 30 minute NYS ELA Test Prep Session on 3/1/22 from 3:30 - 4:00 pm as we share tools, materials, strategies, to prepare for the ELA test this spring,

100. STI - 5726 - Financial Literacy in the Schools March Cohort

Program: Scarsdale Teachers Institute

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/1/2022

Our students' ability to build a secure future for themselves and their families requires learning how to navigate an increasingly complex financial system. The importance of financial responsibility will only increase as the world is further transformed by science and technology. Financial Literacy will help students succeed in the future as they create businesses, drive innovation, and achieve personal goals. This course seeks to build teacher content knowledge and access to resources so they can infuse their classrooms with financial education.

Teachers will acquire skills in teaching such topics as Banking & Budgeting, Careers, Cryptocurrency Basics, Insurance, Credit, Taxes, Paying for College, and the Psychology of Money through teacher certification courses offered by Next Gen Personal Finance (www.ngpf.org). Each certification course consists of five two-hour synchronous sessions, independent readings, and a one-hour certification exam. In addition, teachers seeking STI credit must attend three STI cohort sessions to reflect and discuss course progress and content, and devise plans to implement their learning in the classroom.

Synchronous online certification courses run weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 5-7pm or 7-9pm. The STI cohort will collaborate during three additional one-hour meetings.

Credit: 1, 2, or 3 credits, or stipend equivalent depending on the number of certificates

THE REMAINING STI MEETINGS ARE 3/10, 3/24, 4/7. THEY WILL BE ON ZOOM AND YOU WILL BE SENT A LINK BEFORE HAND

101. ST@C: UC Davis Department of History: Russia and Ukraine

Program: ST@C

Audience: K-12

Dates: 3/2/2022

The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine is probably the most import conflict to emerge in Europe since World War II. Four UCD professors will discuss these shocking developments in an on-line event sponsored by the UC Davis Humanities Institute, the California History and Social Science Project (CHSSP), the History Club, and the Departments of History and German/Russian. The assembled faculty members will discuss the historical background of these events, their contemporary contexts, and geopolitical implications going forward. In association with the panel, the CHSSP will also be making relevant teaching materials available.