Courses

Don’t forget to take advantage of collegial circles. You are working hard with your colleagues. Submit a collegial circle proposal and share your work with colleagues. For more information, click this link. Remember you can always speak to your MTRACT liaison in your building.

INSERVICE and CTLE HOURS:ONLINE Engage and Interact with your students with G-Suite – Intermediate
15 CTLE hours and 1 In-Service Credit
Dates: 1/20/21
Instructor: Alison Morgan

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: Are you looking for some different ways to make learning more dynamic? Interested in learning new ways to engage and interact with your students? Leverage the power of G-Suite through assignments that give students voice, choice, and the opportunity to develop 21st century skills. Learn to create hyperdocs, choice boards, e-books, class notebooks, a virtual bitmoji classroom and more! This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run
15 CTLE hours and 1 In-Service Credit
Dates: 1/25/21
Instructor: Vickie Ahearn
FOR GRADES K-3 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 engaging activities. Participants will get their class up and running, discuss how Seesaw can be used in each curricular area you teach and begin using Seesaw with your students. This class needs a minimum of 7 students to run.
15 CTLE hours and 1 In-Service Credit
Dates: 1/28/21
Instructor: Alison Morgan
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: We all know the potential boredom that can come from presenting with and learning from a slideshow, whether it be PowerPoint or Google Slides or any other multimedia presentation tool. We do our best to be engaging, include humor, interesting information, and maybe some animations to keep our student’s attention. We know that they will learn more if we can engage them and make the presentation more interactive. The Pear Deck add-on for Google Slides is just the tool for that! With the improved integration with Google Slides it is easier than ever to add interactivity to your slideshows and get immediate data on your students’ understanding of the lesson. *Bonus – Discover the new feature Pear Pop This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run.
7.5 CTLE hours and 1/2 In-Service Credit
Dates: 2/10/21
Instructor: Vickie Ahearn
Participants will explore a variety of ways that the Book Creator app can amplify student voice and inspire student creativity through digital book creation across content areas and grade levels (K- 12). This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run.
INSERVICE and CTLE HOURS: FACE to FACE and ONLINE Google Certified Educator Level 1 Certification Preparation
15 CTLE hours and 1 In-Service Credit
Dates: 2/22/21
Instructor: Vickie Ahearn
Google Certified Educator Level 1 Preparation Course Over the course of this workshop, you will learn how to master Google “apps” and “skills” specific to the Level 1 Certification exam with a focus on building your proficiency and expertise with Google’s tools for the classroom. **Note: Completion of the workshop does not require exam completion and does not guarantee that a participant will pass the Level 1 Exam. Level 1 exam fee of $10 is paid to Google by the participant. This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run.
45 CTLE hours and 3 In-Service Credits
Dates: 4/5/21
Instructor: Karen Hermann

Balance With Blended Learning provides teachers with strategies to actively engage students in setting goals, monitoring development, reflecting on growth, using feedback, assessing work quality, and communicating their progress with parents. This course will focus on supporting teachers with concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online tasks that engage learners in a student-centered environment. Explore various classroom models to weave together the best aspects of face-to-face and online learning to allow students more control over time, pace, place, and path of their learning. Teachers will leave with a digital toolbox customized to support their curriculum.
This course will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies. Personal Google accounts will be required to access the course.
15 CTLE hours and 1 In-Service Credit
Dates: 4/13/21
Instructor: Alison Morgan
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: We all know the potential boredom that can come from presenting with and learning from a slideshow, whether it be PowerPoint or Google Slides or any other multimedia presentation tool. We do our best to be engaging, include humor, interesting information, and maybe some animations to keep our student’s attention. We know that they will learn more if we can engage them and make the presentation more interactive. The Pear Deck add-on for Google Slides is just the tool for that! With the improved integration with Google Slides it is easier than ever to add interactivity to your slideshows and get immediate data on your students’ understanding of the lesson. *Bonus – Discover the new feature Pear Pop This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run.
7.5 CTLE hours and 1/2 In-Service Credit
Dates: 4/19/21
Instructor: Vickie Ahearn

Book Creator: Create – Read – Publish (Teachers Only)

Book Creator offers a simple way to infuse creativity throughout the curriculum, motivating students to become published authors and helping them develop future-ready skills. By combining text, images, audio and video, students can make engaging digital books that demonstrate their learning creatively in any subject or grade level. Digital portfolios, interactive stories, learning journals, comic books, research reports – the list is endless. When finished, students can publish and share the books with authentic audiences in multiple formats.

This workshop requires a minimum of 7 participants to run.

MORE NYS Teacher Center Classes for CTLE credit can be found at the NYS Teacher Center website: https://www.nysteachercenters.org/

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

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:

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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 elt.nysut.org.  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.
LITERACY MASTER’S DEGREE ONLINE – Mercy College
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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