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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: 10/7/2019

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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. NYS Students with Disabilities Certification Extension Coursework

Program: InterCounty Teacher Resource Center

Audience: Teachers with SWD Certification grades 1-6 interested in applying for 7-8 grade extension certification

Dates: 10/8/2019

SWD Extension Series
**This 45-hour online series of state-approved coursework is only for teachers with current 1-6 grade SWD certification and at least 3 years experience teaching grades 5 or 6 who wish to apply for a 7-8 grade SWD Extension Certificate.**

The 45-hour coursework for the extension of certification in grades 7&8 includes three areas of learning (subsets): 1. Knowledge of Students 2. Instructional Strategies 3. Professional Practice. To learn more about each 15-hour subset, please email Carol Weintraub at intercountytc@gmail.com. All three subsets will be completed from October 8th to December 10th.

ASSESSMENT:The extension course was written using the NYS teaching standards and the Council for Exceptional Children Special Education Standards for Professional Practice. After each 3 hour topic, participants will complete an assignment that provides evidence of growth and learning. As each 15-hour class progresses, assignments will be compiled into a portfolio. The completed 45-hour course portfolio will be reviewed by the facilitator at the completion of each session, class or 45-hour course using the given rubric. Successful candidates applying for certification extension must meet proficiency criteria in all areas of each course rubric.

*Candidates must ensure they are eligible to apply for a 7-8 extension using this coursework.*

This extension series is free to NYS teachers through NYS Teacher Centers with the exception of a non-refundable $25.00 fee to N Y P T I, 83 Dovecote Ln, Commack, NY 11725.

3. Collaboration with Google Drive

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

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

Dates: 10/14/2019

15 hour online course
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.

4. Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: Paraprofessionals, Teachers, Administrators K-12

Dates: 10/14/2019

15 hour online course
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.

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: 10/14/2019

15 hour online course
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 weekly live video synchronous sessions at day/time determined by consensus of participants.

6. Digital Technology with Flipgrid

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

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

Dates: 10/14/2019

15 hour online course
Become a digital teacher! Explore apps, assessment tools, and learn Flipgrid. Flipgrid allows students to use video to converse, collaborate, and show what they know in formative assessment. This fifteen-hour online course will guide you through account set-up, grid creation, and management. 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.

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: 10/14/2019

15 hour online class
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.

8. Google Classroom

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

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

Dates: 10/14/2019

15 hour online course
Want a paperless classroom? Google Classroom is your answer. During this course, participants will learn the basics of how to set up their Classroom, making announcements, and creating assignments. This fifteen-hour online course will guide you through account set-up, class creation, and management. 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.

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: 10/14/2019

15 hour online course
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. Teacher Mentor Training

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: Teachers who would like to mentor other teachers, K-12

Dates: 10/14/2019

15 hour online course
Mentoring Programs are used to retain and improve teaching and thus student learning by providing support, encouragement, and guidance to teachers who are new to their positions. As a mentor, you want to provide and support professional growth in a collegial, non-judgmental environment to your new colleagues. During this 15-hour course, we will collaborate and learn how to become a great teacher mentor.

The goals of Mentoring:

● To provide confidential support to new teachers.

● To familiarize new teachers with curricula, support staff, materials, and professional development opportunities.

● To enhance mentees' and mentors' professional skills through peer coaching, self-reflection, and on-going professional development.

● To retain skilled, committed teachers who will provide continuity of high-quality instruction.

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

11. Technology Tools for English Language Learners

Program: New York Partners for Technology Innovation

Audience: K-12 Teachers in all content areas

Dates: 10/14/2019

15 hour online course
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.