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  • Accelerate Literacy Success With Conferring & Small Group Instruction

    F19-04164 ACCELERATE LITERACY SUCCESS WITH CONFERRING & SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION Patricia Magilligan—magilliganp@gmail.com 3 Credits — Inservice - October 7—December 15 Examine how Conferring with Students and Small Group Instruction can improve efficiency & accelerate literacy success. Designed to examine conference models, understand the benefit of individual & small group work, learn how to manage conferences within the literacy block, and efficiently address student needs. Upon completion, teachers will have an understanding and practical tools to make the most valuable literacy instructional time. 
  • Aesthetics Studies: New Ways of Perceiving World Cultures - K - 12

    F19-06033 AESTHETICS STUDIES: NEW WAYS OF PERCEIVING WORLD CULTURES - K - 12 Laura O’Shaughnessy Swan - loshswanscope@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 - December 15You will explore the delicate balance between form and function extending to design from various periods and cultures in history. When comparing the National Arts, Next Generation Science, and Common Core Standards for Math, there are many that naturally overlap, making it easy to integrate this process into your curriculum. Go on a virtual scavenger hunt to return with a better understanding of the lives of people who lived in the cultures represented in the artworks. Course will provide usable links to create a lesson plan adapted to their own discipline..  
  • Asperger Syndrome-Strategies For Teachers

    F19-12015 ASPERGER SYNDROME-STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS - K - 12 Debbi Frechtman - deb5474@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15 The mandate of placing children in the Least Restrictive Environment has resulted in teachers dealing with children with new and diverse needs. Asperger Syndrome is one such disorder which requires training for teachers and parents resulting in a better understanding of the disorder, and how to effectively work with these students.
  • Auditory Processing Disorders: An Overview of Working With Children With APD

    F19-12005 AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS: AN OVERVIEW OF WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH APD Linda A. Cohen - lhardmancohen@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 - December 15What does it mean to have an Auditory Processing Disorder? It is estimated that 5-7% of children sitting in the classroom suffer with APD. That means there is the likelihood of having a student with APD in your current classroom. Learn about the characteristics of an Auditory Processing Disorder and how to work with children that struggle with this disorder. You will also learn about the challenges students with APD face in their reading skills and what you can do as a teacher to help them.  
  • Balance The Mind and Heart: Creating Resilient Schools That Meet SEAL

    F19-01015BALANCE THE MIND AND HEART: CREATING RESILIENT SCHOOLS THAT MEET THE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, ETHICAL, AND ACADEMIC NEEDS OF STUDENTS - SEAL Cecile Wren - cecile@myeisolutions.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. Activities focus on alignment with the district’s and/or school’s goals, the NYS Learning Standards and Guidelines for Social and Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL). Develop a toolbox of SEAL strategies, and create a SEAL Portfolio that serves as a resource tool and guide for implementation
  • Best Practices In Content Area Literacy

    F19-04152 BEST PRACTICES IN CONTENT AREA LITERACY Gayle Meinkes-Lumia - gmeinkeslumia@bufsd.org 3 Credits — Inservice - October 7 - December 15 Literacy is at the forefront of education today. All teachers are expected to be “teachers of reading,” no matter what their subject area may be. Teachers need a repertoire of lessons and ideas to motivate learners and elevate student abilities. This course provides a plethora of lessons, graphic organizers, best practice techniques, strategic thinking skills, collaborative, small group activities and models that enhance student learning. In the end you will walk away with a literary bag of tricks!  
  • Best Practices for Teaching Multi- Language Students

    F19-05004 BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING MULTI-LANGUAGE STUDENTS Deirdre Cerrito - deirdrecerrito@yahoo.com Jully Williams - gina102105@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 - December 15New CTLE regulations require classroom teachers apply 15% of their required hours toward enhancing language acquisition skills for ENL and ELL students. For ELL teachers, the percentage is 50%. This class provides instruction in best practices as outlined by NYSEDF. Learn best practices in providing scaffolding, literacy development, aligning instructional resources & academic language. Class is a must for teachers hoping to help their ENL, ELL and MLL students learn English and succeed. 
  • Bookmaking For Artists and Educators

    F19-06028B BOOKMAKING FOR ARTISTS AND EDUCATORS Julia Lang-Shapiro - Eyecre8art@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15Come be introduced to the ideas of book design and creation. Learn a variety of techniques for constructing simple to complex books: including sewn bindings, non-adhesive books and portfolios. Assorted interdisciplinary projects will be introduced. The connection between written work and visual literacy will be highlighted.  
  • Boost & Accelerate Your ELL Students Learning:Ensure Student Success W/ Practical Strategies

    F19-05006 BOOST AND ACCELERATE YOUR ELL STUDENTS LEARNING: ENSURE STUDENT SUCCESS WITH PRACTICAL STRATEGIES! Anthony Auciello - scopeauciello@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 – Decenber 15Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of not only improving their ELL student’s participation and achievement in class, but also how to engage their families in the classroom and the school as a whole. Learn strategies that will help students learn in all areas of the classroom. You will finish the class with a wealth of strategies, understand when and where to employ them, and the reasoning behind selecting each strategy. Participants will be prepared to work with any child in any grade! 
  • Building Positive Relations With Parents

    F19-11032 BUILDING POSITIVE RELATIONS WITH PARENTS Michael Sims - mikesimsduke1@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15Explore the fundamental importance of encouraging real collaboration between schools and families. Developing good relations with parents is an essential tool for creating an optimal working environment for students. Construct materials, examine how to communicate proactively with parents, develop strategies for communicating negative information and how to remain professional with confrontational or hostile parents.  
  • Building Self Esteem In The Classroom

    F19-01127 BUILDING SELF ESTEEM IN THE CLASSROOM Kysten Ellison - Kysten@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 - December 15Many children suffer from low self esteem, and there are specific indicators that may identify this problem. Low self esteem in our youth may have devastating academic and social effects. Course will discuss the causes of low self esteem and address the specific risk factors that may prevent a healthy self esteem in children. Explore important techniques to build the self esteem of students & recommend additional outside sources of intervention.
  • Bullying-Strategies for Teachers - (K-12)

    F19-04058 BULLYING – STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS – (K – 12) Debbi Frechtman - deb5474@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15Participants will learn about children who bully and those who are bullied. This course will also help teachers and parents to have a better understanding of the many forms of bullying and how to effectively work with children who experience bullying.
  • Celebrating Reading In the 21st Century

    F19-04062    CELEBRATING READING IN THE 21ST CENTURYKristina Holzweiss - lieberrian@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15I don’t believe in non-readers or reluctant readers; they are Yet-To-Be Readers! I believe in children who haven’t YET connected with reading. The connection could be finding the perfect book that speaks to hem, regardless of topic and reading level. It can be a book in a different format such as an ebook or an audiobook. Or it could be sharing the reading experience with another person. Reading doesn’t have to be a solitary activity. It can be an event tht brings people together. 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 grames? Through this course we will collaborate and share ideas to promote books aned re4ading in our school learning communities. Together we will explore ways that we can promote books through low tech and high tech means. 
  • Character Education

    F19-04056 CHARACTER EDUCATION – (K – 12) Andrew Paskal - apaskal@juno.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15Character Education is one ‘hot issue’ in education today. It is consistently being debated in households, classrooms, boardrooms and faculty rooms. Participants will be discussing the meaning of character education and whether character education can be taught, and if so, how and by whom. Develop 6 lessons on the six pillars of character education.  
  • Collaborative Online Tools For Teachers

    F19-11043 COLLABORATIVE ONLINE TOOLS FOR TEACHERS Kristen Cogan - Kristencogan@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 - December 15This course is taught by a Google Certified Educator, will highlight some effective tools to help us become partners in teaching and learning. Explore blogging, website platforms, multimedia boards, social networking sites, podcasts & screencasts, online discussion forums & hangouts, Google Groups, YouTube Playlists, games, Twitter Chats, backchannels and mind mapping. Create lesson plans that foster collaboration between students & discover tools to collaborate with other educators.
  • Communicating With Our English Language Learners

    F19-05003 COMMUNICATING WITH OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Francine Voulo - favoulo@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 - December 15This course will help educators and all staff members to communicate better with their students. Participants will explore and research the Spanish Language. Many of the following topics will also help physical/occupational therapists and school nurses assist their students. Lessons will cover culture, traditions, careers, job opportunities, health, foods, holidays, art, music and extraordinary Hispanic Americans.
  • Creating A Successful Classroom For Children With Disabilities

    F19-12017 CREATING A SUCCESSFUL CLASSROOM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Kysten Ellison - Kysten@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 - December 15Students of all abilities and backgrounds want classrooms that are inclusive and convey respect. For those students with disabilities, the classroom setting may present certain challenges that need accommodation and consideration. This course will focus on the various types of disabilities, how each disability may impact student learning, the accommodating classroom environment, accessing resources, and explore ways to use this information to better meet the needs of our developing students.
  • Creating Online Assignments And Assessments

    F19-03024 CREATING ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS—4—12 Tracy Toth-tracy764@gmail.com 3 Credits – Inservice – October 7 - December 15Do your students have 1:1 devices? Do you use Chromebooks, iPads, or other devices in the classroom? Learn how to create online assignments and assessments that can be automatically or easily graded. This course will focus on using multiple interactive sites, including Google Forms for assignments/quizzes, Flubaroo for automatic grading, Quizzizz, EdPuzzle and other interactive sites. 
  • Creative Collage Techniques

    F19-06029B CREATIVE COLLAGE TECHNIQUES Julia Lang-Shapiro - Eyecre8art@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15This course is designed as an introduction to various collage techniques. Creating artwork is not something that should be intimidating or scary. Collage is the perfect medium because you are not starting from scratch. Source material for collages can be anything: fabric, paper, even a candy wrapper! Open your imagination and experiment with some creative collage techniques.
  • Creative Ways to Teach Kids to Make Inferences

    F19-04006 CREATIVE WAYS TO TEACH KIDS TO MAKE INFERENCES Alissa Rosenberg - alissaspieces@hotmail.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15Making inferences rests at the heart of academic and social comprehension. Discuss what inferences are and how they directly relate to the Common Core. Learn fun ideas and/or sample lessons utilizing different creative techniques including the use of technology, movies, pictures, books, websites and apps. 
  • Defining Dyslexia & The Orton Gillingham Reading Methodology

    F19-12020 DEFINING DYSLEXIA & THE ORTON GILLINGHAM READING METHODOLOGY - K - 12 Maureen Hanley - mobrien16@hotmail.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 7 - December 15Dyslexia affects 1 out of 5 people. It is the most common reading disability, but many times is undiagnosed and untreated. It does not discriminate between race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, but the good news is that people with dyslexia can learn to read and spell. Course participants will familiarize themselves with the definition, causes, symptoms and early detection of dyslexia. They will listen to personal experiences of people with dyslexia. Explore the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Reading methodology and discover reading and spelling techniques and programs that remediate students of all ages.
  • Developing A College/Career Ready Student

    F19-07001 DEVELOPING A COLLEGE/CAREER READY STUDENT Francesca Reardon - fncavallaro@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 - December 15This course is geared towards making students more college and career ready. This can be accomplished by impeding a college/career focus in curriculum, through lessons and by exposing students to different opportunities that foster growth and awareness of the different colleges and careers available. Schools exposing students to a wide variety of supports will provide students with an opportunity to set individual post secondary goals for themselves. This course aims to bring to light the different local opportunities, online resources and potential field trips schools can implement within their school.  
  • Developing Readers In The Primary Grades - K - 2

    F19-04155 DEVELOPING READERS IN THE PRIMARY GRADES - K - 2 Christina Sciarrotto - cmes724@yahoo.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 – December 15Examine the components of a successful reading program to teach students how to read. Learn and create lessons on each of the components of reading instructions: phonemic awareness, phonics, word study, vocabulary, sight words, fluency and comprehension.  
  • Differentiation In Action

    F19-12003 DIFFERENTIATION IN ACTIONGayle Meinkes-Lumia - gmeinkeslumia@bufsd.org 3 Credits - Inservice - October 7 - December 15Learn everything there is to know about differentiating your classrooms. Learn the secrets to recognizing and building on the individual talents of each student, while preparing all students for the rigors of new standards and assessments. Learn student centered ideas, lessons that differentiate, challenging ways to motivate students, current research on differentiation, constructivist practices, ideas for putting research into action, examples & strategies that assist in differentiation, assessment & tiered lesson ideas and websites.