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  • Accelerate Literacy Success With Conferring & Small Group Instruction

    S22-04164 ACCELERATE LITERACY SUCCESS WITH CONFERRING & SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION Patricia Magilligan—magilliganp@gmail.com 3 Credits — Inservice - June 27 — 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

    S21-04032 ACTIVE LISTENING FOR POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE, ENGAGED LEARNING Patricia Magilligan—magilliganp@gmail.com 3 Credits — Inservice - June 27 — 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.
  • Adjusting Your Mindset: Be Passionate, Be Patient, Be Persistent and Persevere

    S22-01025 ADJUSTING YOUR MINDSET: BE PASSIONATE, BE PATIENT, BE PERSISTENT AND PERSEVERE Cecile Wren - cecile@myeisolutions.com 1 Credit – Inservice - June 27 - August 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

    S22-03030AMERICA’S TREASURES: NATIONAL PARKS AS CLASSROOMS Chris Visco - cvisco@optonline.net 3 Credits – Inservice - June 27 - 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 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.
  • Auditory Processing Disorders

    S22-12005 AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS: AN OVERVIEW OF WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH APD Linda A. Cohen - lhardmancohen@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 27 - 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.
  • Augmented And Alternative Communication and Core Vocabulary-Where to Begin?

    S22-12023 AUGMENTED AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION AND CORE VOCABULARY—WHERE TO BEGIN? Kristina Giannetti—Kgiannettiscope@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 27 — August 15 Do you have a student who uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication to communicate? Have you heard of Core Vocabulary but do not know where to begin? This course will provide you with an introduction to all things AAC and Core Vocabulary. You will be introduced to a variety of activity ideas to implement during your lessons. This course is appropriate for all professionals who work with special needs students.
  • Balance The Mind And Heart: Creating Resilient Schools That Meet SEAL and Academic Needs of Students

    S22-01015BALANCE 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 - June 27 - August 15 Participants 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 For Teaching Multi-Language Students

    S22-05004 BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING MULTI-LANGUAGE STUDENTS Deirdre Cerrito - deirdrecerrito@yahoo.com Jully Williams - gina102105@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 27 – 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%. This class provides instruction in best practices as outlined by NYSEDF. Learn best practices in scaffolding, literacy development, aligning instructional resources & academic language. A must for teachers hoping to help their ENL, ELL & MLL students learn English & succeed.
  • Best Pratices In Content Area Literacy

    S22-04152 BEST PRACTICES IN CONTENT AREA LITERACY Gayle Meinkes-Lumia - gmeinkeslumia@bufsd.org 3 Credits — Inservice - June 27 - 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

    S22-04502 BEYOND BLOOM-BUILDING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS Gayle Meinkes-Lumia - gmeinkeslumia@bufsd.org 3 Credits — Inservice - June 27 - 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

    S22-03026 BEYOND THE BASICS: TAKING GOOGLE APPS TO THE NEXT LEVEL– K—12 Christina Sciarrotto - cmes724@yahoo.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 27– 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, Digital Escape Rooms and Jamboards You will also learn about Google Keep, Sites, Add-ons and Extensions, and YouTube.
  • Boost And Accelerate Your ELL Students Learning: Ensure Student Success with Practical Strategies!

    S22-05006BOOST AND ACCELERATE YOUR ELL STUDENTS LEARNING: ENSURE STUDENT SUCCESS WITH PRACTICAL STRATEGIES! Anthony Auciello - scopeauciello@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 27– 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

    S22-11032 BUILDING POSITIVE RELATIONS WITH PARENTS Michael Sims - mikesimsduke1@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 27 - 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

    S22-11014 BUILDING STUDENT RESILIENCY—K—12 Michael Sims - mikesimsduke1@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 27 – 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 - K-12

    S22-04058BULLYING – STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS – (K – 12) Debbi Frechtman - deb5474@aol.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 27 - 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.
  • Character Education - K-12

    S22-04056CHARACTER EDUCATION – (K – 12) Andrew Paskal - apaskal@juno.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 27 - 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 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

    S22-05003 COMMUNICATING WITH OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Francine Voulo - favoulo@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 27 - 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 - K - 12

    S22-04101 COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR STUDENTS—K—12 Jean Galima - jeangalima@yahoo.com 3 Credits - Inservice — June 27—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.
  • Content Creation and Communication With Canva

    S22-03067 CONTENT CREATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH CANVA Kristina Holzweiss - lieberrian@yahoo.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 27 - August 15 With Canva, you won't need a degree in graphic design to create content to support student learning, and to communicate with your colleagues. Learn the basics of Canva as well as how to animate GIFs, create videos, design learning materials, collaborate with other users, and to schedule social media posts. Participants will learn how graphic design is an “on ramp” for reluctant writers and speakers. You will learn about the different templates offered by Canva, how to modify them, and how to creating teaching resources from scratch.
  • Creating A Successful Classroom For Children With Disabilities

    S22-12017 CREATING A SUCCESSFUL CLASSROOM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Kysten Ellison - Kysten@aol.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 27 — 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 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 - 4-12

    S22-03024 CREATING ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS—4—12 Tracy Toth-tracy764@gmail.com 3 Credits – Inservice – June 27 – 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.
  • Defining Dyslexia & The Orton Gillingham Reading Methodology - K-12

    S22-12020 DEFINING DYSLEXIA & THE ORTON GILLINGHAM READING METHODOLOGY - K - 12 Maureen Hanley - mobrien16@hotmail.com 3 Credits – Inservice - June 27 - August 15 Dyslexia 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.
  • Designing With Photoshop 1, Creative Photo Process

    S22-06045 DESIGNING WITH PHOTOSHOP 1, CREATIVE PHOTO PROCESS Sue Presberg—spresberg@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 27 - August 15 This course is designed to improve your ability to communicate ideas photographically through print and digital media, so you can incorporate it into your curriculum. This course will emphasize digital photography and digital editing on the computer. You will be able to use Adobe Photoshop or a similar online site by the end of this course.
  • Developing A College/Career Ready Student

    S22-07001 DEVELOPING A COLLEGE/CAREER READY STUDENT Francesca Reardon - fncavallaro@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice - June 27 - August 15 This 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 postsecondary 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.