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1. Dignity for All Students Act Certification (DASA) Hybrid Class

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators in need of DASA certification

Dates: 12/4/2019

Effective December 31, 2013, all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10- 18 of the Education Law. Participants will receive a valid certificate with NYSED's Office of Teaching Initiatives on their TEACH account.

This class is hybrid: 3 hours face to face and three hours online at the participant's convenience.

Class fee payable at the door, cash or check to N Y P T I.

2. Academic Vocabulary Mastery for English Language Learners

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

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

Dates: 1/13/2020

15 hour online course
New
This professional development class is suitable for teachers of all content areas and grade levels who would like to increase the vocabulary mastery of English Language Learners in their classes.

Participants will: Evaluate their current approach to vocabulary instruction, Explore technological and non-technological resources for vocabulary development, Create differentiated lessons for vocabulary mastery based on their content area instruction, and Implement these lessons and units into their instruction.

This class will cover systematic and explicit whole class and differentiated vocabulary instruction taking into consideration the specific needs of English Language Learners. Specific strategies such as word sorts, graphic organizers, affix and prefix instruction, best practices in read-alouds for vocabulary, non-linguistic representation, and root word instruction will be taught and practiced by participants.

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

3. Celebrating Reading in the 21st Century

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

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

Dates: 1/13/2020

15 hour online course
New
Non-readers or reluctant readers are actually Yet-To-Be Readers! Many students haven't YET connected with reading. In this class, we will explore the connections of finding the perfect book that speaks to them, regardless of topic and reading level, experiencing a book in a different format such as an ebook or an audiobook, and sharing the reading experience with another person. Chances are you became an educator because you love to read and want to share that joy with your students. But how can reading books compete with screen time and video games? Through this course we will collaborate and share ideas to promote books and reading in our school learning communities. Together we will explore ways that we can promote books through low tech and high tech means.

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

4. Collaboration with Google Drive

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

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

Dates: 1/13/2020

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 weekly live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by consensus of participants.

5. 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: 1/13/2020

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.

6. Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators K-12

Dates: 1/13/2020

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. Little or no prior computer experience is needed.

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

7. Engaging Students With Technology Standards: Demonstrating 21st Century Competencies in All Content Areas

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

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

Dates: 1/13/2020

15 hour online course
New
This course examines the question of whether greater access to technology improves student success. It is a collaborative space where a learning community can utilize its collective resources to develop strategies for transferring agency for success to students. In the course, we will examine how state, national and international standards for the use of technology in education can be leveraged to develop 21st century competencies within the context of all content areas.

This course aims to help teachers/leaders to raise awareness among learners regarding required competencies for success in the global marketplace, increase knowledge among learners of the ISTE Standards for Students, and assist teachers/leaders in coaching learners to create and administer research tools that will inform the delivery of technology services to teachers & students.

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

8. Full STEAM Ahead: Exploring and Creating STEAM Lessons

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Teachers in all content areas

Dates: 1/13/2020

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, 6 weeks, asynchronous work with weekly live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by consensus of participants.

9. 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: 1/13/2020

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 weekly live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by consensus of participants.

10. Technology Tools for English Language Learners

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Teachers in all content areas

Dates: 1/13/2020

15 hour online course
New
This 15-hour online course explores ways for technology to enhance strategies for ELLs. Participants will learn pedagogically aligned tech tools to use in the classroom. These tools can be used with all students, not just ELLs.

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