Catalog: New York Partners for Technology Innovation (NYPTI

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1. Co-Teaching and Distance Learning

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators in all content areas

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 10/4/2020

15 hour online course
New
Learn how to best support your co-taught class with strategies for busy teachers who are often pulled in many directions. In this course we will focus on planning and pedagogical skills needed to facilitate a smoothly run and educationally sound co-taught class virtually. We will focus on how to create a functional working relationship with your co-teacher while not meeting in person and face to face. In addition, this course will explore strategies for organization and planning on the part of both the general education and special education teachers. Co-teaching requires a delicate balance and planning time which is not always readily available and increasingly challenging with a virtual classroom or through distance learning. This course will explore ways to plan and teach in a virtual co-taught setting. In addition we will discuss best practices in co-teaching and strategies that are most effective for helping all students to succeed in a virtual or distance learning setting.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with three live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by convenience and consensus of participants. Dates listed on MLP for this class are start and end dates for the course, not synchronous session dates.

2. Collaboration with Google Drive

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators in all content areas

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 10/4/2020

15 hour online course
New
Google Drive is a user-friendly and free suite of online collaborative tools that bring tremendous potential for use in the classroom. These two programs provide the ability to enhance online interaction between teachers, parents, and students. This fifteen-hour course will guide you through account set-up, document creation, research tools, and file sharing. Instructional use and collaborative use with colleagues and parents will be explored. Suitable for all subjects and grade levels.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with three live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by convenience and consensus of participants. Dates listed on MLP for this class are start and end dates for the course, not synchronous session dates.

3. Cultural Awareness: How do I create a culturally responsive classroom?

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators in all content areas

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 10/4/2020

15 hour online course
New
Our world, society, and classrooms are changing constantly. We are lucky to be introduced to new cultures, languages, and perspectives, but does our teaching methods and instruction reflect those changes? This 15-hour online course will help you discover your changing educational community and create a classroom responsive to all students from all walks of life.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with weekly live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by consensus of participants.

4. Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators K-12

Dates: 8/31/2020

15 hour online course
New
Internet safety and the rise of Cyberbullying are two serious educational concerns that are affecting the school community. The goal of this course is to educate teachers on the issue of internet safety and how teachers may contribute the development of a cyber-smart student as well as promote internet safety through instruction.

The course will provide a forum for teachers to discuss the demanding challenge of protecting students from virtual bullying, internet predators. In addition, participants will review national and local cyberbullying cases, and the legislative initiatives being placed on educators in order to prevent student harm. Devising programs and materials for their own classrooms and schools in support of their teaching will also be covered.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with three live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by convenience and consensus of participants. Dates listed on MLP for this class are start and end dates for the course, not synchronous session dates.

5. Digital Creation for English Language Learners

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: Administrators, Paraprofessionals, K-12 Teachers in all content areas

Dates: 8/31/2020

15 hour online course
New
In the 15-hour online course "Digital Creation for ELLs", participants will learn new ways to integrate technology to make engaging, summative assessments for English Language Learners. Participants will learn how to scaffold and produce exemplars of videos, websites, posters, and presentations. They will explore how these projects benefit English Language Learners by addressing the four domains of language; speaking, listening, reading, and writing. As a final product, participants will create a lesson plan with associated materials. This course is designed for participants who teach ELLs of all proficiency levels.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with three live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by convenience and consensus of participants. Dates listed on MLP for this class are start and end dates for the course, not synchronous session dates.

6. English Language Learners and Sheltered Instruction (Part 1)

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: Administrators, Paraprofessionals, K-12 Teachers in all content areas

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 10/4/2020

15 hour online course
New
In the 15-hour online course "English Language Learners and Sheltered Instruction (part 1)", participants will explore Sheltered Instruction , an approach to teaching English Language Learners. This course is designed to introduce some of the components found in leading models of instruction for English Language Learners. Participants will gain an understanding of sheltered instruction. Rather than simply read and discuss, participants will be able create presentations of the information they've learned in a multimodal way. In this course, participants will apply components of sheltered instruction to their own instruction. They will leave with a lesson plan to be implemented in their classroom.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with three live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by convenience and consensus of participants. Dates listed on MLP for this class are start and end dates for the course, not synchronous session dates.

7. Full STEAM Ahead: Exploring and Creating STEAM Lessons

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Teachers in all content areas

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 10/4/2020

15 hour online class
New
This 15-hour online course will teach and enrich your knowledge of STEAM. During the course, you will discover what STEAM is, explore lessons, and create your own. Standards include: ELA, Math, Art, Science, Technology, and Social Studies- Appropriate for Grades K-12.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with three live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by convenience and consensus of participants. The dates shown in MLP are start and end dates for the class, not synchronous session dates.

8. Mental Health: Helping Students with Anxiety and Depression

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators in all content areas

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 10/4/2020

15 hour online course
New
As mental health problems among adolescents continue to climb, schools are seeing the importance and need for mental health education. This 15-hour online course will improve your knowledge and understanding of anxiety and depression. We will dispel common myths about these disorders and learn how to identify risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with three live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by convenience and consensus of participants. Dates listed on MLP for this class are start and end dates for the course, not synchronous session dates.

9. Remote Learning

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators in all content areas

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 10/4/2020

15 hour online course
New
This course will explore how teachers can prepare learning experiences for their students in a remote learning framework. Teachers will learn about ways, in which they can engage student learning and parent involvement. Participants will use relevant tools for direct instruction, such as Playposit and Nearpod. They will also learn ways to communicate with parents and students digitally. Participants will explore competency-based techniques in the digital environment. Lastly, we will have opportunities to create relevant instructional content for participants' classes.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with three live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by convenience and consensus of participants. Dates listed on MLP for this class are start and end dates for the course, not synchronous session dates.

10. Restorative Circles for Social Emotional Learning

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators in all content areas

Dates: 8/31/2020 to 10/4/2020

15 hour online course
New
Schools around the country use Restorative Practices to strengthen school climate, respond constructively to conflict and incidents of harm, and reduce reliance on suspensions and other punitive approaches to discipline. This class will focus on the first tier of Restorative Practice: Community-Building Restorative Circles, a highly structured and intentional process to promote classroom or school climate and implement strategies and skills for social-emotional learning.

Participants will engage in hands-on, experiential learning with three synchronous zoom sessions and asynchronous work in Moodle. They will participate in Restorative Circles, grow knowledge of common social-emotional student needs, gain skills needed to become confident Circle Keepers in their classroom and school communities, and implement their own Restorative Circle.

Time: 15 hours, 5 weeks, asynchronous work with three live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by convenience and consensus of participants. Dates listed on MLP for this class are start and end dates for the course, not synchronous session dates.