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  • 10 Ways To Engage Students In Physical and Online Classrooms

    F21-03064 10 WAYS TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN PHYSICAL AND ONLINE CLASSROOMS Kristina Holzweiss - lieberrian@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6 - December 15 Did you know that ALL teachers today were born LAST century and ALL students today were born THIS century? It’s true! Our students are bombarded by social media and technology as they never have before in history. So how can we engage them in the physical and online classroom, while teaching curriculum? In this course you will learn 10 ways that you can engage your students that are fun, creative, and also academic. Projects that you will create will include a digital textbook, a collection of curated resources, and video tutorials using tools such as Wakelet, Genially, Loom Insert Learning, and Nearpod in this practical course you will be able to immediately apply what you learn to your daily activities, lessons and assessments.
  • Accelerate Literacy Success With Conferring & Small Group Instruction

    F21-04164 ACCELERATE LITERACY SUCCESS WITH CONFERRING & SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION Patricia Magilligan—magilliganp@gmail.com 3 Credits — Inservice - October 6 — 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.
  • Active Listening For Positive, Productive, Engaged Learning

    F21-04032 ACTIVE LISTENING FOR POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE, ENGAGED LEARNING Patricia Magilligan—magilliganp@gmail.com 3 Credits — Inservice - October 6 — December 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.
  • Adjusting Your Mindset: Be Passionate, Patient, Persistent and Perservere

    F21-01025 ADJUSTING YOUR MINDSET: BE PASSIONATE, BE PATIENT, BE PERSISTENT AND PERSEVERE Cecile Wren - cecile@myeisolutions.com 1 Credit – Inservice - October 6 - December 15 Throughout this course participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others and reflect practice. Participants will design a toolbox of research-based strategies and competencies that will utilize virtues as a springboard for program design. Additionally, these activities will enhance professional dialogue and effectively blend different, innovative and practical strategies for program implementation.
  • America's Treasures: National Parks as Classrooms

    F21-03030AMERICA’S TREASURES: NATIONAL PARKS AS CLASSROOMS Chris Visco - cvisco@optonline.net 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6 - December 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 a 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

    F21-12015 ASPERGER SYNDROME-STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS - K-1 2 Debbi Frechtman - deb5474@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6 - 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

    F21-12005 AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS: AN OVERVIEW OF WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH APD Linda A. Cohen - lhardmancohen@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 6 - December 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

    F21-04401 AVENUES TO SUCCESSFUL TEACHING OF WRITING FOR ALL LEVELS Jean Galima - jeangalima@yahoo.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 6 - December 15 Along with motivating AIS writing approaches, 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.
  • Becoming An Innovative Instructor

    F21-11046 BECOMING AN INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTOR Richard Faber - Fabes888@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 6 - December 15 This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base for professionals in an era of school restructuring, technological innovation and social change. Teachers and administrators will learn first-hand about innovative practices and recent research in the field. Topics include: student self-assessment, teacher reflection, cooperative learning, mentoring, the use of technology in schools, home-school communication, inclusion to support learning diversity and the challenge of school restructuring. Also covers the dilemma children face who are experiencing difficulty in learning situations because of ethnic group frustrations in the community, problems of social adjustment, socio-economic inequities and learning gaps. The role of the school in facilitating the program for children of various cultures to become valued members of the community is discussed. Activities, content and material are related to current and relevant frameworks and standards.
  • Best Practices For Teaching Multi-Language Students

    F21-05004 BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING MULTI-LANGUAGE STUDENTS Deirdre Cerrito - deirdrecerrito@yahoo.com Jully Williams - gina102105@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 6 – December 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%. This 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

    F21-04152 BEST PRACTICES IN CONTENT AREA LITERACY Gayle Meinkes-Lumia - gmeinkeslumia@bufsd.org 3 Credits — Inservice - October 6 - 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!
  • Beyond Bloom-Building Critical Thinking Skills

    F21-04502 BEYOND BLOOM-BUILDING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS Gayle Meinkes-Lumia - gmeinkeslumia@bufsd.org 3 Credits — Inservice - October 6 - December 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

    F21-03026 BEYOND THE BASICS: TAKING GOOGLE APPS TO THE NEXT LEVEL– K—12 Christina Sciarrotto - cmes724@yahoo.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 6– December 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, Digital Escape Rooms and Jamboards You will also learn about Google Keep, Sites, Add-ons and Extensions, and YouTube.
  • Bitmojis in the Physical and Online Classroom

    F21-03027 BITMOJIS IN THE PHYSICAL AND ONLINE CLASSROOM Kristina Holzweiss - lieberrian@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6 - December 15 What’s a bitmoji? You know those cute caricatures that you share in your texts, emails, and social media? Those avatars are called bitmojis! Students enjoy when teachers communicate and teach with bitmojis because they personalize the learning experience. In this course you will learn all about how to design bitmojis and to use them in sticky notes, bookmarks and posters, learning units, booksnaps and virtual classrooms. You will also learn some cool tech tools such as Google Slides, Canva, Buncee, Wakelet, Book Creator and Flipgrid. In this practical course you will be able to immediately apply what you learn to your daily activities.
  • Boost And Accelerate Your ELL Students Learning

    F21-05006BOOST AND ACCELERATE YOUR ELL STUDENTS LEARNING: ENSURE STUDENT SUCCESS WITH PRACTICAL STRATEGIES! Anthony Auciello - scopeauciello@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6– December 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

    F21-11032 BUILDING POSITIVE RELATIONS WITH PARENTS Michael Sims - mikesimsduke1@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6 - December 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

    F21-11014 BUILDING STUDENT RESILIENCY—K—12 Michael Sims - mikesimsduke1@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6 – December 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 K-12

    F21-04058BULLYING – STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS – (K – 12) Debbi Frechtman - deb5474@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6 - December 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.
  • Character Education

    F21-04056CHARACTER EDUCATION – (K – 12) Andrew Paskal - apaskal@juno.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6 - December 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 it 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

    F21-05003 COMMUNICATING WITH OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Francine Voulo - favoulo@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 6 - December 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.
  • Creating A Successful Classroom For Children With Disabilities

    F21-12017 CREATING A SUCCESSFUL CLASSROOM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Kysten Ellison - Kysten@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 6 — December 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 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

    F21-06044 CREATING AN ePORTFOLIO:IMPROVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS Sue Presberg—spresberg@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - October 6 – December 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) will be used.
  • Creating Online Assignments and Assessments

    F21-03024 CREATING ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS—4—12 Tracy Toth-tracy764@gmail.com 3 Credits – Inservice – October 6– December 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.
  • Creative Collage Techniques

    F21-06029B CREATIVE COLLAGE TECHNIQUES Julia Lang-Shapiro - Eyecre8art@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - October 6 - December 15 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 with some creative collage techniques.