Courses

Courses – 2018

May 23 – June 13 (Mondays: 3:45 – 6:00)
INSERVICE and CTLE HOURS: FACE to FACE and ONLINE Google Certified Educator Level 2 Certification Preparation
Instructor: Vickie Ahearn
15 CTLE hours and 1 in-service credit

SHOW OFF YOUR GOOGLE SKILLS! You have been using Google in your classroom instruction; Google helps you keep organized and work efficiently in your personal life; well then, come and get certified! This certification institute is intended for all educators who have been actively using Google in their classroom and would like to prepare themselves for implementing Google applications in more depth. The Institute is developed to assist each participant with the main skills needed for the Level 2 Certification exam. Come and explore what you will need to know to be successful on the exam, as well as learn a few new Google tricks.

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**Please Note: Completion of the workshop does not guarantee that a participant will pass the Level 2 Exam.
Level 2 exam fee – $25.00 – This fee is paid to Google by the participant.

There will be 10 hours FACE to FACE and 5 hours ONLINE.

This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run

 

Apr 29 – June 22
INSERVICE and CTLE HOURS:  ONLINE: Project Zero Teaching for Understanding
Instructor: Jen D’Agostino
45 CTLE hours and 3 in-service credit

During a 7 week course, participants will design curriculum, placing an emphasis on establishing learning intentions and performances of assessment along with reflection in our professional online community(Haiku). We will use the elements of Harvard’s Teaching for Understanding(TfU) framework, to think more specifically about how technology can enhance, intensify, and sharpen our efforts to help students develop a deeper understanding.

Required textbook:
Teaching for Understanding with Technology by Martha Stone Wiske, Kristi Rennebohm Franz, and Lisa Breit

Course goes live Sunday April 29th, with an optional face to face meeting Monday April 30th, and ends June 22nd.

Instructor: Jen D’Agostino will guide you through What is understanding and how does it develop? Are your students having trouble understanding a concept?

The class is 45 CTLE hours with 3 in-service credits and needs 10 participants to run. There is one optional face to face meeting.

Apr 23 – May 14 (Mondays: 3:45 – 6:00)INSERVICE and CTLE HOURS: FACE to FACE and ONLINE Google Certified Educator Level 1 Certification Preparation
Instructor: Vickie Ahearn
15 CTLE hours and 1 in-service credit

Are you an educator who wants to learn how to use Google Apps more proficiently in the classroom? Are you interested in becoming a Level 1 Certified Google Educator? Join us for an exciting week of preparing for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam. Over the course of this workshop, you will learn how to master the Google “products” and “skills” specific to the Level 1 exam with a focus on strengthening your use of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Classroom, Forms and more to enhance your classroom.
**Please Note: Completion of the workshop does not guarantee that a participant will pass the Level 1 Exam.
Level 1 exam fee – $25.00 – This fee is paid to Google by the participant.

There will be 10 hours FACE to FACE and 5 hours ONLINE.

This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run

Apr 19 – May 17th (Thursdays: 3:45-5:45)
FACE to FACE and ONLINE:
Experience Project Zero in Massapequa – Thinking Routines
Instructor: Kira Martelli
45 CTLE hours and 3 in-service credits

Teachers will learn a vast array of thinking routines from Project Zero that help to make a student’s thinking visible. This information is used to assess student understanding, create changes in curriculum, and deepen instruction. There are five 2 hour sessions and 15 assignments on line.

There will be 5 meetings face to face (10 hours). The rest of the class will be online. (35 hours)

This class needs 10 participants to run

Apr 18 – May 2 (Wednesdays: 3:45 – 5:45)
INSERVICE and CTLE HOURS: FACE to FACE and ONLINE Making Thinking Digital to Create a Culture of Thinking
Instructor: Louisa Vecchione
7.5 CTLE hours and 1/2 in-service credit

There are a quarter of a million words in the English language. “Think” is the 125th most frequently used word. “To think” is the 12th most frequently used verb. Based on Ron Richart’s “Making Thinking Visible” and research conducted through Harvard’s Project Zero, this workshop will utilize G-Suite for Education to introduce thinking routines and practices for deeper understanding. These research-based learning routines encourage students to think beyond what is most evident, pushing them to be more critical and creative learners. This workshop addresses all grade levels and all subjects.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: Teachers will first be active participants in a number of thinking routines. They will then break into grade-level groups to brainstorm and create their own thinking routine activities to incorporate into instruction. Research articles and excerpts from Making Thinking Visible will be read, analyzed, and discussed throughout the course. Some of the thinking routines that will be covered are:
• What Makes You Say That?
• Chalk Talk
• Sentence-Phrase-Word
• Color-Symbol-Image
• Zoom In
• Notice and Wonder
• Tug of War

This workshop will meet for 6 hours face to face and 1 1/2 hours online. It requires a minimum of 7 participants to run

Apr 12 – May 10 (Thursdays: 3:45-6:00)
INSERVICE and CTLE HOURS: FACE to FACE and ONLINE Students as Creators: Video Creation in the Classroom
Instructor: Vickie Ahearn
15 CTLE hours and 1 in-service credit

There’s no denying the power of video – especially in education. Video engages today’s digital native and video creation projects enable engaged learning and develop essential 21st century skills. This course will provide an overview of a variety of ways that video can be incorporated into a wide variety of classroom activities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, WeVideo, and SeeSaw. For those who are ready for the next step screencasting and green screen (Chromakey) technology will be explored.

There will be 10 hours FACE to FACE and 5 hours ONLINE.

This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run

 

NYSUT Courses

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To register for NYSUT courses, go to My Learning Plan and choose the NYSUT catalog: Graduate or In-Service

Aug 6 – Aug 10
Behavioral, Academic, and Social Interventions for the Classroom (BASIC) (UNY 707)
Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)
UNY 707 Adelphi University
This course has vital information, brand new activities, and takes a thorough look at research-based interventions in the behavioral, academic, and social areas of student performance. Through a multi-tiered response to intervention model, educators implement a solution-seeking cycle for gathering information, identifying issues, and planning and assessing early and effective interventions. The course focuses on the teacher as the primary interventionist and includes universal and targeted classroom interventions that promote student resiliency and encourage students to reach for success.Two Required Texts: You Can Handle Them All, ISBN #9780914607045 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.
July 23 – July 27
Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future (EDU 661108)
Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)
EDU 661108 SUNY Empire State College
Collaborative Inquiry provides educators with research-based strategies for designing and implementing collaborative inquiry for students. The strategies are based on the 4-Ds of Appreciative Inquiry.Collaborative inquiry fosters the skills students need now and in the future to develop a deeper understanding and mastery of content knowledge and skills. Participants will explore and experience the collaborative inquiry models of problem-based learning, hypothesis-based learning, project-based learning, Appreciative Inquiry, and performance-based learning.Participants will develop standards-based essential questions, assessments, and rubrics; design strategies for teaching collaboration and teamwork; and explore the components of facilitative leadership, debriefing, and feedback.Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.July 23 – July 27
Brain Based Ways We Think and Learn (UNY 705)
Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)
UNY 705 Adelphi University
This course provides experienced and beginner educators with a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which findings from current brain research can be applied to teaching and learning. Participants apply key cognitive processes to their lesson planning and instructional practice to increase student comprehension and achievement. br>
Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $60. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.
July 16 – July 20
Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: The SEEKING System (EDU 661118)

Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)
EDU 661118 SUNY Empire State College
This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.Required Text:The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance, ISBN #9781416620488 to be purchased at your favorite bookstore & the Activating Participant Resource booklet and Activating Participant Assessments available as a download in FrontlineJuly 9 – July 13
Differentiated Instruction in Today’s Schools (EDU 661128)
Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)
EDU 661128 SUNY Empire State College
This course equips experienced and beginning K-12 educators with the essential skills to implement differentiated instruction (DI) successfully with students. A research-based instructional approach, DI provides educators with effective, manageable strategies for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population within the context of today’s challenging standards-based curriculum. Participants will gain expertise in understanding and implementing a broad range of strategies associated with the essential, distinguishing components of differentiated instruction. These components will be experienced in a highly interactive learning environment that models the differentiated instruction principles and processes.

Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

 
July 2 – July 3
Embedding Study Skills (EDC683)
Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)
EDC 683 The College of Saint Rose

This course is available for all grade levels and helps participants focus attention on study skills as basic skills; understand the need to organize the teaching of study skills; and actively involve students in their own learning.

Two Required Text(s):Learning to Learn: Strengthening Study Skills and Brain Power, ISBN #9780865306073 & a Participant Manual available as a download in Frontline.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

June 25 – June 29
Successful Teaching for the Acceptance of Responsibility (STAR) (EDU 691)
Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)
EDU 691 The College of Saint Rose
This course assists educators in creating learning environments that model, invite, and teach responsible behavior. Participants practice strategies and techniques that foster self-awareness and responsibility and eliminate “learned helplessness” in students. Topics include: coping with irresponsible behaviors in respectful ways; preventing power struggles; avoiding “enabling behavior”; and encouraging students to assume responsibility for their school experience.
Two Required Texts: Teacher Talk: What it Really Means, ISBN #9780961604622 and the second available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.
June 25 – June 29
MAGIC (create Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Curriculum) (EDU 682)

Location: Birch Lane Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)
EDU 682 The College of Saint Rose
Create “MAGIC” in the classroom by exploring the creativity of “possibility thinking” with students. Participants design and implement lessons that promote active learning and that encourage student creativity. Increase student achievement in any content area by incorporating the strategies and techniques explored in this course.
Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.
Apr 21 – Apr 28
Embedding Study Skills (EDC683)
Location: Fairfield Elementary School (Massapequa, NY)
EDC 683 The College of Saint Rose

This course is available for all grade levels and helps participants focus attention on study skills as basic skills; understand the need to organize the teaching of study skills; and actively involve students in their own learning.

Two Required Text(s):Learning to Learn: Strengthening Study Skills and Brain Power, ISBN #9780865306073 & a Participant Manual available as a download in Frontline.

Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

Courses at Other Centers

 You will find multiple DASA classes at the OWL Teacher Center as well as other course offerings including Special Ed Certificate through Brooklyn College.
Please be aware that any in-service class you take at any other teacher center MUST first be approved by Bob Schilling in HR. Click on the link to go to the OWL Teacher Center course offerings.

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