NEW – ONLINE: INSERVICE and CTLE The 21st Century Classroom: Digital Tools and Strategies
45 CTLE hours and 3 In-Service Credits
Dates: 5/04/20 to 6/22/20
Instructor: Karen Hermann

In this course, participants will learn how to inspire 21st-century students to think critically about the world, engage appropriately with digital tools and social media, and build the creative, collaborative, and communicative skills they’ll need to succeed. This course will also provide educators with a strong foundation in the theory, research, and practical applications of these crucial 21st-century skills. In addition, participants will acquire strategies for connecting instruction to real-life experiences, improving classroom management, providing targeted feedback on formative and summative assessments, activating prior knowledge to enhance learning experiences, and using technology, differentiation, and student-centered instruction to support diverse learners.  Participants will work collaboratively to build a collection of useful digital tools for their teaching practice.

INSERVICE and CTLE HOURS: ONLINE Educating Our Children For a Changing World
45 CTLE hours and 3 In-Service Credits
Dates: 5/06/2020 to 6/10/2020
3:45 – 6:15 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Kira Martelli
COURSE OBJECTIVE: Teachers will take a look at the current model of education and develop new materials, thinking routines, and lesson objectives to educate our children for a changing world. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: Educators will work with peers to take a step toward designing a curriculum that truly prepares learners for life in a complex, changing, and challenging world. They will be taught a toolkit for thinking through “what’s worth learning?” in today’s changing world. There will be 15 hours FACE to FACE and 30 hours ONLINE. This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run.

ONLINE: INSERVICE and CTLE Seesaw – Empower Students to Create, Capture and Share their Learning
7 1/2 CTLE hours and 1/2 In-Service Credits
Dates: 5/07/2020 to 5/28/2020
Instructor: Vickie Ahearn

Seesaw is a student-driven platform that empowers students to create, capture and share their learning through images, text, drawings, voice and video. Seesaw makes it easy for teachers to create and assign activities. Participants will get their class up and running, discuss how Seesaw can be used in each curricular area you teach and make a plan to begin using Seesaw immediately with your students when you return to your classroom. See how you can use Seesaw for engaging students, differentiating instruction, app smashing, flipping lessons, PBLs, and more.

Seesaw is currently a district free/approved resource – not paid. EdLaw 2D Part 121 states that we need agreements (not just privacy policy review) with all third-party-vendors that have access to PII. As such, we will do our best to secure all reviewed/approved resource agreements, while we work towards being in full compliance for the new school year.

INSERVICE and CTLE HOURS: ONLINE Visible Thinking Routines
45 CTLE hours and 3 In-Service Credit
Dates: 5/11 to 6/08
Instructor: Kira Martelli

This class is an introduction to the Protocols and Thinking Routines that are researched and used at Project Zero. The latest research in education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education is examined, along with various ways that teachers can incorporate ideas into their curriculum. This class gives you hand’s on materials to use immediately in your classroom, no matter what the age of your students.

Dates: 5/18/20 to 6/11/20
Instructor:  Carol Weintraub

The Dignity for All Students Act
New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. Work needs to be completed by June 11th,


Course to be Rescheduled
7.5 CTLE hours and 1/2 in-service credit
10/10/2019 to 11/7/2019
G-Suite Basics One

Instructor: Alison Morgan

There will be 5 hours FACE to FACE and 2.5 hours ONLINE. Participants will learn basic best practices and productivity tips within Google Chrome, Drive, and Docs.BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: Participants will explore the Google Chrome Browser and learn to synchronize bookmarks and settings across devices. Participants will also explore Google Drive and learn to store, sync, organize, and share files with ease. With Google Docs, participants will learn to create or import documents, and how to edit, format, and even collaborate on text documents. This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run

Course to be Rescheduled
15 CTLE hours and 1 in-service credit
Dates: 10/21/2019 to 11/11/2019
Using Google Slides, Green Screen Apps, and Animations for Any Purpose
Instructor: Rob Joyce

3 Meeting(s)
The objective of the course is to teach participants how to use Google Slides and other programs, websites, and apps in order to make visual creations for their particular subject areas.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: Participants will learn how to create exciting visual presentations, green-screen videos, and animations, as well as how to edit audio and video. There will be two face-to-face meetings – first and last. This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run

NYSUT Courses


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

Three Graduate Credit (45 Hours)  $1340
In-service Credit (45 Hours) $920

NYSUT members (active dues-paying members) receive 40% discount on three graduate credit courses.

Fall Schedule in Massapequa:
Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners (UNY 703)

Dates: 3/7/2020 to 4/4/2020
UNY 703 Adelphi University

This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator’s Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 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.

Required Text: Teaching in the Fast Lane How to Create Active Learning Experiences, ISBN #978-1-4166-2338-0
Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.


Embedding Study Skills (EDC 683)

Dates: 4/25/2020 to 5/2/2020

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.

Course sponsored by M-TRACT and they collect a $30 site fee.

This course will now be held at the McKenna Elementary School.


Link to the NYSUT Catalog:

ONLINE Classes
Page 9 of NYSUT Catalog

NYSUT Education & Learning Trust uses the Moodle platform to deliver its online courses.  Courses will run in two sessions:
Participants will purchase the Required Text(s) for online courses via their own personal, favorite bookstore. Please see Course Descriptions located at the back of this catalog.  For required text(s) or visit us at  Students are required to have the proper text(s)by the class start date.
Effective June 1, 2019, a $30 tech will be paid on the first day of class via our Moodle platform.  Tech Fee is non-refundable. **$30 tech fee will be paid on the first day of class via NYSUT Moodle platform. Tech fee is non-refundable.

Masters in Adolescent Special Education (ONLINE) Empire State
Page 17 of the NYSUT Catalog
NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (NYSUT ELT) and SUNY Empire State College have partnered to make it easier for teachers to pursue an additional NYS certification in Students with Disabilities through its expanded online program.

Applicants to the online M.Ed. program in Adolescent Special Education are required to possess at minimum an initial teaching certificate in New York State and must be currently teaching. The 33–42 credits for the program are dependent on the applicant’s background and prior coursework. Additional requirements include 50 hours of classroom field observations in inclusion, resource, and self-contained classrooms; a four-week clinical residency; a capstone action research project; and successful completion of the two Content Specialty Tests in Students with Disabilities and the Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12) and the three-hour Autism workshop.
Completion of this degree program and passing scores on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations lead to NYS Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist Initial and Professional certification.
Page 19 of the NYSUT Catalog

The NYSUT Education & Learning Trust (ELT) and Mercy College have partnered to deliver an online graduate education program to NYSUT members with flexible schedules at an affordable cost. NYSUT members can obtain a graduate degree and fulfill state certification requirements online. You do not need to be located within miles of a Mercy campus. Now all members across the state can take advantage of this opportunity!

Courses at Other Centers

Please be aware that any in-service class you take at any other teacher center MUST first be approved by Bob Schilling in HR.

You will find multiple DASA classes at the OWL Teacher Center as well as other course offerings including Special Ed Certificate through Brooklyn College.
OWL Teacher Center – Click the link for up to date information on their courses in Lindenhurst
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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