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  • Accelerate Literacy Success With Conferring & Small Group Instruction

    S20-04164 ACCELERATE LITERACY SUCCESS WITH CONFERRING & SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION Patricia Magilligan—magilliganp@gmail.com 3 Credits — Inservice - June 24—August 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.
  • Active Listening For Positive, Productive, Engaged Learning

    S20-04032 ACTIVE LISTENING FOR POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE, ENGAGED LEARNING Patricia Magilligan—magilliganp@gmail.com 3 Credits — Inservice - June 24—August 15 The 21st century has brought many new opportunities and challenges for learning. Multitasking and distracted communication has become commonplace. Some research indicates that most people recall only 25% of a conversation only minutes after it occurs. The implication for learning can be staggering. Active listening and Accountable Talk can help us create the positive, productive learning environment that we all strive to have. Creating active learners who are motivated, engaged, nonjudgmental and compassionate should be a goal for all our schools. This course will go beyond active listening to include mindful listening, accountable talk, and creating responsive compassionate environments.
  • Adolescent Brain And Behavior

    S20-01195 ADOLESCENT BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR Kysten Ellison - kysten@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 24 - August 15 The adolescent brain has a profound effect on a child’s learning. New research explores how the brain does not fully mature until the age of 25, and consequently has notable effects on behaviors such as difficulty controlling emotions, having a preference for high excitement and low effort activities, poor planning and judgment, a lack of consequential thinking, and engaging in more risky and impulsive behaviors. Course will focus on the brain development and impact on adolescents, their learning, the classroom environment and explore ways to use this information to better meet their needs.
  • Aesthetics Studies: New Ways Of Perceiving World Cultures - K-12

    S20-06033 AESTHETICS STUDIES: NEW WAYS OF PERCEIVING WORLD CULTURES - K - 12 Laura O’Shaughnessy Swan - loshswanscope@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 24 - August 15 You 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..
  • America's Treasures: National Parks As Classrooms

    S20-03030 AMERICA’S TREASURES: NATIONAL PARKS AS CLSRMS Chris Visco - cvisco@optonline.net 3 Credits – Inservice - June 24 - August 15 There are over 360 National Parks scattered across the US. No matter where you live, whether it is in the city or the country, there is probably a National Park Site near you. Hidden within each National Park is an exciting story waiting to be discovered. It would be impossible for a teacher to bring his or her class to visit all of them, but thanks to the World Wide Web, it is now possible to take virtual field trips without ever leaving the classroom.
  • Asperger Syndrome-Strategies For Teachers - K-12

    S20-12015 ASPERGER SYNDROME-STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS - K - 12 Debbi Frechtman - deb5474@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 24 - August 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 Witjh APD

    S20-12005 AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS: AN OVERVIEW OF WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH APD Linda A. Cohen - lhardmancohen@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 24 - August 15 What 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.
  • Avenues To successful Teaching Of Writing For All Levels

    S20-04401 AVENUES TO SUCCESSFUL TEACHING OF WRITING FOR ALL LEVELS Jean Galima - jeangalima@yahoo.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 24 - August 15 Along with motivating AIS writing approaches, this course is packed with successful avenues to increase proficiencies and growth for ALL students of ALL competencies in ALL grade levels. Writing is a process that must be practiced with diversity of experiences in ALL disciplines. Teachers must explore, discover, reinvent and guide students to success not only gaining skills, but also self confidence benefiting them throughout their school career. This course is abundant with instructor “tried and true” suggestions.
  • Behavioral Intervention Strategies-Creating Class Wide/Individual Behavior Plans

    S20-12000 BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION STRATEGIES-CREATING CLASS WIDE/INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR PLANS Corinne Roig - roigcscope@gmail.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 24 – August 15 Behavioral Intervention Strategies are a must have in a teacher’s tool kit. A pre-requisite for teaching academics is to have your class in control and your students motivated to learn. Participants will familiarize themselves with behavioral intervention strategies that can be used for whole class and more intensive methods that can be used for students who need individual behavior plans. Learn the importance of behavior and acquire techniques to help replace or reshape undesirable behaviors. Study behavioral data tracking techniques and determine how to use that information to devise individual behavior plans to support the needs of struggling students. You will familiarize yourself with Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and discuss ethical considerations in special education regarding confidentiality, team communication, following IEP’s, and continuity of BIP’s. Suitable all grades.
  • Best Practices For Teaching Multi-Language Students

    S20-05004 BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING MULTI-LANGUAGE STUDENTS Deirdre Cerrito - deirdrecerrito@yahoo.com Jully Williams - gina102105@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 24 - August 15 CTLE regulations require teachers apply 15% of their required hours toward enhancing language acquisition skills for ENL and ELL students. For ELL teachers, the percentage is 50%. Class provides instruction in best practices as outlined by NYSEDF. Learn best practices in scaffolding, literacy development, aligning instructional resources & academic language. Class is a must for teachers hoping to help their ENL, ELL & MLL students learn English and succeed.
  • Best Practices In Content Area Literacy

    S20-04152 BEST PRACTICES IN CONTENT AREA LITERACY Gayle Meinkes-Lumia - gmeinkeslumia@bufsd.org 3 Credits — Inservice - June 24 - August 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!
  • Beyond Bloom-Building Critical Thinking Skills

    S20-04502 BEYOND BLOOM-BUILDING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS Gayle Meinkes-Lumia - gmeinkeslumia@bufsd.org 3 Credits — Inservice - June 24 - August 15 The Common Core requires educators to infuse a plethora of higher order skills, as well as deductive reasoning techniques into the classroom. This course will enable educators to comprehend the cognitive domains of Bloom’s taxonomy and subsequently move further and develop mastery level thematic strategies that guide students on their journey to success. Cross curricular teaching, interdisciplinary applications, analytic, philosophical and productive reasoning techniques will be addressed.
  • Beyond The Basics: Taking GOOGLE Apps To The Next Level

    S20-03026 BEYOND THE BASICS: TAKING GOOGLE APPS TO THE NEXT LEVEL– K—12 Christina Sciarrotto - cmes724@yahoo.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 24– August 15 Participants will engage in activities that are beyond the basic Google Apps. You will take Google Slides to the next level by creating Stop Motion, Games, Comic Strips, Timelines,,Magnetic Poetry and Digital Escape Rooms. You will also learn about Google Keep, Sites, Add-ons and Extensions, and YouTube.
  • Boost And Accelerate Your ELL Students Learning

    S20-05006 BOOST AND ACCELERATE YOUR ELL STUDENTS LEARNING: ENSURE STUDENT SUCCESS WITH PRACTICAL STRATEGIES! Anthony Auciello - scopeauciello@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 24– August 15 Participants 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

    S20-11032 BUILDING POSITIVE RELATIONS WITH PARENTS Michael Sims - mikesimsduke1@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 24 - August 15 Explore 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 Student Resiliency - K-12

    S20-11014 BUILDING STUDENT RESILIENCY—K—12 Michael Sims - mikesimsduke1@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 24 – August 15 Teachers today have to manage students that struggle with independence & self-reliance. This stems from many factors, like bulldozer parents smoothing the road so they don’t encounter difficulties. Though their intentions are well placed, parents are actually denying opportunities for their kids to learn critical life skills like decision making, responsibility and coping strategies. Colleges have begun reporting students are not equipped to handle the rigors that come at the university level. To combat these trends, we will explore ways to create a culture where your students will learn resiliency & how to be independent thinkers.
  • Bullying - Strategies For Teachers

    S20-04058BULLYING – STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS – (K – 12) Debbi Frechtman - deb5474@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 24 - August 15 Participants 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

    S20-04062 CELEBRATING READING IN THE 21ST CENTURY Kristina Holzweiss - lieberrian@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 24 - August 15 I 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 them, 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 that brings people together. But how can reading books compete with screen time and video games? Come collaborate & share ideas to promote books & reading in our school learning communities through low tech and high tech means.
  • Character Education - K - 12

    S20-04056 CHARACTER EDUCATION – (K – 12) Andrew Paskal - apaskal@juno.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 24 - August 15 Character 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.
  • Communicating With Our English Language Learners

    S20-05003 COMMUNICATING WITH OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Francine Voulo - favoulo@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 24 - August 15 This 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.
  • Communication Skills For Students

    S20-04101 COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR STUDENTS Jean Galima - jeangalima@yahoo.com 3 Credits - Inservice — June 24 - August 15 Providing students with the application of the elements of good communication skills, not only improves their self-image, but also raises their self-confidence level, assertiveness and respect for others’ ideas. All teachers will have opportunities to explore and expand their repertoire of activities to give students experiences to sharpen their communication skills, share learned knowledge and become more effective, respectful communicators and listeners.
  • Creating A Successful Classroom For Children With Disabilities

    S20-12017 CREATING A SUCCESSFUL CLASSROOM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Kysten Ellison - Kysten@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 24 - August 15 Students 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 An ePortfolio: Improving Your Photographic Process

    S20-06044 CREATING AN ePORTFOLIO:IMPROVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS Sue Pressberg—spresberg@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 24 - August 15 Course designed to improve your photographic skills as you develop your artistic capabilities to create a final portfolio to use in any curriculum. Use art and design to communicate ideas through digital media. Leave with a digital portfolio that you can use as an example for your class to create. Course will emphasize digital photography and media use on the computer. Photoshop will be incorporated to improve your photographs. Proficient computer use is necessary but no knowledge of photography or Photoshop needed. Digital camera or cell phone camera required. Adobe Photoshop, Pixir (free online), etc.. Will be used.
  • Creating Online Assignments And Assessments

    S20-03024 CREATING ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS—4—12 Tracy Toth-tracy764@gmail.com 3 Credits – Inservice – June 24 - August 15 Do 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.