Dowling College in-service

Dear Colleagues,

Can you share this with your colleagues.
We have expanded our Doctoral Locations to 26 Broadway, NY, NY
Dowling College invites you to join us for one of our Doctoral Information Sessions on the following dates:

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of a successful doctoral program with 85 percent completion rate in three years.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 Time 12:30pm-2:00pm DOWLING/Manhattan Center
26 Broadway
New York, NY
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Dowling/Manhattan Center
26 Broadway
New York, NY

For more information, please contact Diane Impagliazzo, Ed.D. at impaglid@dowling.edu or
by phone at 631 244-1887

We look forward to working with you!

Dowling College In-service, the best choice:

The Dowling College In-service program is pleased to offer its array of professional development courses for the Summer 2016 session. The Summer 2016 offerings may be found further down on this page along with information about how to register for them.

Register now for online in-service classes.

Cost: $300 = 3 credits/45 hours.

Your school district must approve your course selection(s) as has been the process in the past.

Summer courses begin on June 27, 2016, and end on August 29, 2016.  All courses directly address current New York State Standards and meet rigorous criterion. Dowling online courses are offered using the Blackboard virtual classroom service. Students who select online courses will receive an email message from the course instructor to begin the instruction process.

We look forward to serving the professional educator’s in-service needs.  It is also our most sincere hope that the Summer 2016 semester will prove to be both enriching and enjoyable.

The Dowling/Legacy In-service program seeks talented instructors and relevant courses.  If you are interested in becoming an in-service instructor, please contact Dr. John Cassese at Legacypluss@aol.com

With regards,

 

John Cassese, Ed.D.

AVAILABLE COURSES

  1. ADOLESCENT BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR

Instruct:  Kysten Ellison           

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

 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 adolescent behaviors such as difficulty controlling emotions, having a preference for high excitement and low effort activities, and more. This course will focus on the brain development and impact on adolescents, their learning, the classroom environment and explore ways to better meet the needs of our developing students. Meets Standards ELA 1-4; HPEFCS 1-3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12 for any subject area.

 

  1. ADOLESCENT HEALTH ISSUES AND SCHOOL HEALTH POLICIES

Instruct:  Kysten Ellison           

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course will focus on many various health issues that affect our youth, such as mental and emotional health conditions, nutrition and fitness, bullying, crisis preparedness and emergency response and more.  It will also include corresponding School Health Policies including laws, mandates, regulations, etc. This course will positively impact student achievement through the discussion and implementation of healthy lifestyle practices and effective school health policies.  Meets Standards ELA 1-4; HPEFCS 1-3; CDOS 2, 3a.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. ADVANCED MICROSOFT EXCEL

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                        

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course is intended for teachers who have taken the basic Microsoft Excel course or who have equivalent background experience with Excel. It covers many advanced topics, but more important, participants will create and customize a wide variety of Excel worksheets, which can be used in their classrooms and schools. Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2, 3a & 3b; MST 1-3 & 5-7. Appropriate for all grade levels.

 

  1. ADVANCED MICROSOFT WORD

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                        

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course is intended for teachers who have taken the basic Microsoft Word course or who have equivalent background experience with Word. It covers many advanced topics, but more important, participants will create and customize a wide variety of Word documents, which can be used in their classrooms and schools.  Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2, 3a & 3b; ELA 1-4; MST 1, 2, 4-7. Appropriate for all grade levels.

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. AMAZING APPS FOR TEACHERS

Instructor:  Tracey Calise                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

The primary goals of this course is to introduce educators to the many apps that are available for the iPad while also helping them understand how to successfully integrate the iPad into teaching and learning environments.  Meets Standards ELA RL, RI, & W.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. BREAKING DOWN THE COMMON CORE ELA STANDARDS

Instructor:  Tracey Calise                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

The primary goals of this course is to introduce educators to the English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and to assist educators in becoming more effective classroom teachers by using materials and appropriate tools to teach the ELA CCSS stress free.  Meets Standards ELA RL, RI, & W.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. BULLYING: IDENTIFICATION, PREVENTION, AND LEGAL INTERVENTIONS

Instructor:  Kysten Ellison       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

The New York Dignity for All Students Act requires districts and schools to prevent, monitor, and address bullying. This course is designed to raise awareness and sensitivity to issues of harassment and discrimination. It will focus on the laws that pertain to both the bully and the victims, and discuss how to create a positive school environment which displays tolerance and equality for the entire student population.  Meets Standards CDOS 2 & 3a; ELA 1-4; HPEFCS 1-3; MST 2, 4, 5 & 7.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. CHILDREN’S LITERATURE IN THE CLASSROOM

Instructor:  Carol Weintraub                                  

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Children’s Literature teaches literacy and content areas. Instructional benefits of  literature and multiple genres will be explored for all grades and subjects. Teachers will create and implement differentiated lessons. Meets Standards ELA 1-4; MST 3 & 4; ART 3; SS 1, 2, & 5. Appropriate for Grades Pre K-12.

 

  1. COMPUTING IN THE CLOUD

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                        

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Cloud computing is a fairly new concept that is becoming more popular.  Ordinarily, programs are installed on your computer, but here, the programs reside on the Internet. The list of programs available “on the cloud” includes word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics just to name a few. Many of these applications are full-featured, and many are completely free. Best of all, your students can learn to use these applications and even share their work with you online.  Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2 & 3b; MST 1-3 & 5-7.  Appropriate for all grade levels.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. CREATING AND IMPLEMENTING AN AUTHOR STUDY IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Instruct:  Christina Sciarrotto                 

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course will examine the benefits of an Author Study in the elementary school. Participants will create an Author Study to use in their classroom for immediate implementation. Standards include: ELA, Math, Science, Technology, and Social Studies- Appropriate for Grades K-6.

 

  1. CYBER BULLYING: A DEADLY EPIDEMIC

Instructor:  Kysten Ellison       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

 

Cyber bullying is a serious educational concern that affects the physical and emotional well being of students, as well as, the entire school community. This course will raise awareness of Internet safety and teach participants how to contribute to the development of “cyber smart” students by promoting Internet safety through instruction. Meets Standards ELA 1-3; HPEFACS 1-3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. DEALING WITH DIFFICULT STUDENTS

Instructor:  Tracey Calise                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Taught by a veteran teacher who works in a low income at risk school. This class will help teachers handle the “at risk” student. This course will also help teachers through situations that may challenge them daily. The material covered can be adapted across the K-6 spectrum and meets Standards ELA 3 & 4; HPEFACS 1-3; MST 5-7.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. DEVELOPING READERS IN THE PRIMARY GRADES

Instruct:  Christina Sciarrotto                 

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course will examine the components of a successful reading program to teach students how to read. Participants will learn and create lesson on each of the components of reading instructions.  Standards include: ELA and Technology- Appropriate for Grades K-2.

 

  1. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR TEACHERS

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                        

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This completely online class discusses how to buy and use a digital camera, and also how to use photo-editing software. More importantly, teachers will explore how they, and their students, can use digital cameras both in and out of the classroom to enhance the educational process. Meets Standards TA 1-4; CDOS 1; ELA 1,4; HPEFACS 3; LOTE 2; MSTE 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; SS 3, 4, 5.  Appropriate for all grade levels.

 

  1. EASY ELA ASSESSMENT PREP FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

Instructor:  Tracey Calise                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Stop stressing over ELA assessments and start teaching key concepts that will help students pass the state exams. Save time while producing effective lessons that will cover everything students need to know to improve performance on the ELA. The material covered can be adapted across the K-6 spectrum and meets Standards HPEFACS 1-3.

 

  1. EASY MATH ASSESSMENT PREP FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

Instructor:  Tracey Calise                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Stop stressing over the NYS Math assessments and start teaching key concepts that will help students improve performance on the state exams. Collaborate with other teachers to discuss new and effective lessons. The material covered can be adapted across the K-6 spectrum and meets Standards HPEFACS 1-3.

 

  1. EATING DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENCE

Instructor:  Kysten Ellison       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Many children suffer from eating disorders, and there are specific indicators that may identify this problem. Eating Disorders that afflict our youth may have devastating academic and social effects. This course will discuss the causes of eating disorders and address the specific risk factors that may contribute to these conditions in children. This course will explore techniques to recognize signs of eating disorders, and recommend additional outside sources of intervention.  Meets Standards ELA 1 & 3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. EFFECTIVE EMAIL FOR TEACHERS

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Email has become an integral part of life for almost everyone, and you probably use it dozens of times a day. But, do you use it really effectively? Lots of people don’t. And do you use it for communicating with your students and their parents?  This course has a simple goal, to help you use email more effectively in communicating with your students, their parents, coworkers, administrators and others.  Standards: Appropriate for all subject areas and all grade levels. Participants will receive weekly lessons and have direct communication with the instructor via email. 

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. GOOGLE DOCS (WORD PROCESSING)

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

     Google Docs is the free Google alternative to Microsoft Word and other word processors. If your students need free word processing software, or if your school has adopted Google Chromebooks, Google Docs may be the perfect solution. These days, virtually everyone knows how to use a word processor, but most use it as an electronic typewriter. With Google Docs, you can do much more. This course teaches how to become really proficient at using this powerful word processor, while also teaching your students how to become more proficient at word processing.  It’s also designed to enable you, and your students, to prepare really attractive and professional looing documents, because the more attractive and professional it looks, the better it communicates with its audience. And, after all, communication is what word processing is all about.  Appropriate for all grade levels and standards.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. GOOGLE SLIDES (PRESENTATIONS)

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Google Slides (formerly called Google Presentations) is the free Google alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint. If your students need free presentation software, or if your school has adopted Google Chromebooks, Google Slides may be the perfect solution for you and your students. For you, Google Slides may be the perfect way to prepare and present lessons to your students, as well as presentations to colleagues, school administration, and other groups. And for your students, it is ideal for classroom reports. Best of all, Google Slides makes it really easy to prepare effective, professional looking presentations. To participate in this class, all you need is access to a computer with Internet access. Appropriate for all grade levels and standards.

  1. GOOGLE SPREADSHEETS – FOR TEACHERS

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                        

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

After word processing, spreadsheets are probably the most useful tool for teachers and students. Unfortunately, Microsoft Excel is expensive and many students (and some schools) don’t have access to it. Enter the free, easy to learn alternative, “Google spreadsheets,” available to everyone with Internet access.  Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2 & 3b; MST 1-3, 5-7. Appropriate for all grade levels.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. HANDS-ON AND INTERACTIVE GAMES IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM

Instruct:  Christina Sciarrotto                 

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course will examine the benefits of hands on and interactive games in the classroom.  Participants will create games in all content areas with and without using technology. Smart Notebook is recommended for participants taking this class. Standards include: ELA, Math, Science, Technology, and Social Studies.  Appropriate for Grades K-2.

 

  1. HELPING STUDENTS STUDY

Instructor:  Christopher Visco                

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course covers a variety of tactics and techniques for improving scholastic performance, including ability to listen, textbook reading, textbook marking, taking notes effectively, writing papers, managing test anxiety, test strategies, time management, anxiety and stress reduction.  Standards are listed on the Dowling College Blackboard service.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND EDUCATION

Instructor:  Kysten Ellison       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course will focus on the prevention of HIV/AIDS in our youth. Topics include the difference between HIV and AIDS, how HIV affects the immune system, HIV transmission, HIV prevention, the emotional implications of having HIV, and current treatments of HIV. This course will positively impact student achievement through the discussion and implementation of healthy lifestyle practices. Meets Standards ELA 1-3; HPEFACS 1-3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. HUMAN SEXUALITY AND ADOLESCENCE

Instructor:  Kysten Ellison       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Educators will benefit from an insightful study of how the topics of human sexuality mold student’s attitudes and impacts academic performance. Specific topics include anatomy, sexual orientation, issues pertaining to lifestyle, history of sex education, STD’s, birth control, puberty, comparison of attitudes of 21st century sex education.  Meets Standards ELA 1-4; HPEFCS 1-3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. IDENTIFYING AND THE PREVENTION OF TEENAGE ADDICTIONS

Instructor:  Kysten Ellison       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Adolescent addictions have become a serious educational concern that affects the physical and emotional well being of our students as well as the entire school community. Participants will learn how to identify various physiological and psychological addictions in their students, recognize the potential predispositions, examine the causes, explore effective prevention strategies, and initiate appropriate intervention techniques. Meets Standards ELA 1-3; HPEFACS 1-3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. IMPLEMENTING THE COMMON CORE ELA

Instructor:  Carol Weintraub                                  

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

The Common Core Learning Standards ask more of students and teachers than ever before. Learn how to shift your instruction easily and effectively by exploring free resources and materials to support Common Core. Teachers will produce Common Core-aligned lessons that will raise student achievement for career and college readiness.  Meets Common Core Learning Standards ELA RL, RI, & W.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. LEARNING AND NUTRITION

Instructors:  Norma Egic & Laurie Graziano   

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

What is the connection between what students eat and how they learn?  Do schools provide both nutritious and unhealthy food choices? Can water promote learning? Explore the relationships between nutrition, exercise, learning, cognitive development and behaviors. Discover new websites to develop lessons for content area based nutrition lessons.  Meets Standards HPEFACS 1 & 3; ELA 1- 3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. MICROSOFT EXCEL FOR TEACHERS – ALL VERSIONS

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

After word processing, Microsoft Excel is probably the most useful computer program for school, business, and even home use. Once you have learned Excel, you will find hundreds of uses for it and best of all, it’s easy to learn. Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2 & 3b; MST 1-3 & 5-7. Appropriate for all grade levels.

 

  1. MICROSOFT PHOTO STORY FOR WINDOWS

Instructor:  Renate Johnson                    

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Create digital stories with Microsoft Photo Story.  It is a free download for your PC.  Create fun projects that students of all ages will love.  Add photos, music and/or voice and narrations to your stories.  Photo Story is a very easy and engaging software program to use.  Meets Standards CDOS 3b; MST 2, 5. Appropriate for all grade levels.

 

  1. MICROSOFT WORD FOR TEACHERS – ALL VERSIONS

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                        

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course, which begins with the basics, also covers many advanced topics in Microsoft Word. It will help you create documents, which are effective and really stand out, in the shortest possible time. Meets Standards CDOS 1, 2 & 3b; ELA 1-4; MST 1, 2, 4-7. Appropriate for all grade levels.

 

  1. MULTIMEDIA CLASSROOM

Instructors:  Norma Egic & Laurie Graziano   

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Upon completion of this course, educators will have a working knowledge of the state exams and questioning strategies to help prepare students. Exploration of content areas through websites and newspapers will assist educators in using these tools to help students continue to strengthen skills and test-taking strategies. Meets Standards ELA 1-4; MST 6.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES AND ITS ROLE IN THE CLASSROOM

Instruct:  Christina Sciarrotto                 

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course will examine multiple intelligences and how to incorporate to meet the needs of the diverse classroom. Participants will enhance their understanding on the specific grade level that he/she teaches, learn about the different intelligences, and create lessons to match students’ multiple   intelligences. Standards include: ELA, Math, Science, Technology, and Social Studies.  Appropriate for Grades K-6.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. MINDFUL TEACHER

Instructor:  Tina Conte, CAGS, PhD                      

30 Hours/2 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/29; ends 8/31/15 (Summer)

Learn methods for clearing clutter not only from your environment but from your mind as well.  Raise your social-emotional awareness; experience a renewed sense of leadership; and re-align with the real reasons you became an educator.  Your students will also benefit from your newfound peace and balance!  Meets Standards ELA 1-4;  (CASEL/Illinois SEL Standards 1-3).  Appropriate for all grade levels.

  1. PERFECTING YOUR TEACHING TECHNIQUES – PART I

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                        

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

You’re really good at what you do, but then you hear about a new idea that may work really well in your classroom, and you wonder why you never thought of it before. This course teaches the techniques you may not have ever thought about, or thought about, but never tried. Techniques that just may help you become even more effective at what you do.  Appropriate for all grade levels and Standards.

 

  1. PERFECTING YOUR TEACHING TECHNIQUES – PART II

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                        

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course is a continuation of Perfecting Your Teaching Techniques – Part 1. If you liked Part 1 and found that it presented you with practical new teaching techniques, consider taking Part 2. There are lots more ideas to help you become even more effective at what you do every day. Appropriate for all grade levels and Standards.

 

  1. POWERPOINT FOR TEACHERS – ALL VERSIONS

Instructor:  Harvey Singer                        

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

As a teacher, you continually make presentations to students, parents, administrators, and other groups as well. Whenever you need to make a presentation, PowerPoint can help you make it easily, effectively, and professionally. Meets Standards CDOS 1-3; ELA 2-4; MST 1, 2, 5-7. Appropriate for all grade levels.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. PREZI

Instructor:  Renate Johnson                    

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Would you like another option for presenting your work other than PowerPoint? Learn the Basics of Prezi, a free, web-based presentation program. Learn how to create your own Prezi, motivating your audience with the engaging presentation. You will be able to add music and images, and embed YouTube videos. Get started with a basic Prezi!  Meets Standards CDOS 3b; MST 2, 5. Appropriate for all grade levels.

 

  1. RECOGNIZING AND PREVENTING STRESS, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION

Instructor:  Kysten Ellison       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course will address the stress and anxiety that students incur in the classroom. Participants will examine the causes of stress and anxiety and learn the methods to alleviate these issues in the classroom. This course will also discuss depression and how to recognize the symptoms and explore effective coping strategies. Meets Standards ELA 1-3; HPEFACS 1-3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. RETHINKING THE MORNING MEETING

Instruct:  Christina Sciarrotto                 

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course will examine the benefits and components of a Morning Meeting. Participants will create and evaluate their own Morning Meeting.  Standards include: ELA, Math, Science, Technology, and Social Studies- Appropriate for Grades K-5.

 

  1. SKILLS AND STRATEGIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHERS

Instructor:  Kathy Vargas                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course covers math topics of major significance including the Common Core. Teachers will receive instructions on the use of the graphing calculator (TI83/84) and computer software (Excel) for statistics and mathematical modeling. Participants will be expected to complete problem sets on the topics covered.   In addition, strategies for success on standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT and SAT Math Subject tests will be presented. Meets Standards CDOS 3b; MST 2 & 3. Appropriate for Grades 9-12. Required materials: TI83/84 calculator and access to Microsoft Excel.

 

  1. SMART BOARD LESSONS MADE SIMPLE!

Instructor:  Tracey Calise                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Need a lesson and want to use the Smart Board? Simple! This course will teach the basic Smart Board tools and create lessons that will last. Must be able to download Free Software on computer.  The material covered can be adapted across the K-6 spectrum and meets Standards CDOS 1-3; ELA 2-4; MST 1, 2 & 5-7.

 

  1. TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARDS

Instructor:  Carol Weintraub                                  

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

In this course, participants will explore free and easy-to-use technology resources available for teachers and students aligned with Common Core Learning Standards. Interdisciplinary lesson plans, interactive student tools, websites and texts, podcasts, videos will be shared from all content-areas and grade levels, and plans to implement them in the classroom will be developed. Special emphasis will be placed on differentiating instruction to assist students struggling with the difficult Common Core Learning Standards, including special needs students and English Language Learners. Appropriate for all content-area teachers K-12.

 

  1. THE DIFFERENTIATED CLASSROOM

Instructor:  Ashley Stona                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

School districts are facing the new push toward a differentiated classroom. According to Judy Dodge, a pioneer in the field of differentiation, a differentiated classroom best serves all levels of student readiness, interest, and learning style. Participants will be exposed to research on differentiation, and have the opportunity to share ideas. Meets Standards LOTE 1 & 2; MST 1-7; ELA 1-4; SS 1-5. Appropriate for all subjects, all grades.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. THE HUMANISTIC APPROACH TO EDUCATION

Instruct:  Kysten Ellison           

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Humanistic education or person-centered education is an approach to education based on humanistic psychologists, which seeks to engage the “whole person” including intellect, social capacities, and artistic and practical skills. Important objectives include developing children’s self-esteem, their ability to set and achieve appropriate goals, and their development toward autonomy. Some topics include early humanism, choice and control, felt concern, the whole person, self-evaluation, the teacher as the facilitator, and field studies in humanistic education.  Meets Standards ELA 1-4; HPEFCS 1-3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12 for any subject area.

 

****NEW ONLINE COURSE****

  1. THE I-PAD, APPS AND QR CODES IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM

Instruct:  Christina Sciarrotto                 

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

     This course will examine the role and usage of the I-Pad in the primary classroom. Participants will share Free apps and learn how to create and use QR codes.  When this course is complete, you will have over 40 Free apps.  An I-Pad is recommended for participants taking this class. Standards include: ELA, Math, Science, Technology, and Social Studies- Appropriate for Grades K-2.

 

  1. THE IMPACT OF THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION ON LEARNING

Instructor:  Kysten Ellison       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

The “Mind-Body Connection” has a profound effect on an individual’s learning. It can be explained as the physical and mental connection between our existence and how we perceive the world.  This course will focus on Contemporary Mind-body Perspectives, the Emotion’s Effect on the body, how exercise, nutrition, and sleep affect learning, how to improve the capacity to learn and much more.  Meets Standards ELA 1-4; HPEFCS 1-3; CDOS 2, 3a.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF HEALTH AND NUTRITION

Instructor:  Kysten Ellison       

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

There is presently an obesity epidemic in the United States. Children are at risk due to their diets and lack of opportunity for exercise. This class will examine the current problem of obesity and discuss proactive ways teachers can help create healthy eating and exercise habits through information and role modeling. Meets Standards ELA 1-3; HPEFACS 1-3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. THE STUDY OF LEARNING DISABILITIES

Instructors:  Norma Egic & Laurie Graziano   

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Teachers will examine the various theoretical foundations and characteristics of learning disabilities. We will look at the historical perspectives to understand why accommodations and modifications have occurred. Teachers will gain information regarding math, reading, writing, and oral language disabilities and learn new strategies to develop innovative methods for creating lessons. Meets Standards ELA 1 & 3.  Appropriate for Grades K-12.

 

  1. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LITERACIES

Instructor:  Carol Weintraub                                  

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

     Not your grandmother’s literacy. Motivate students and increase achievement with authentic literacy using new technologies and online resources. Keep literacy standards high while integrating technology into reading and writing instruction, giving students advantages for the 21st century marketplace. Meets Standards HPEFACS 2 & 3. Appropriate for Grades 5-12 teachers and administrators.

 

  1. WAYS TO SPICE UP YOUR LOTE CLASSROOM

Instructor:  Ashley Stona                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Have you ever grown tired of your repetitive lessons or desired a new way to teach a basic concept? Through this course, LOTE teachers of all levels will share their knowledge on what has been fun and productive in their teaching. Also, LOTE teachers will be exposed to many resources, to turn the most common lesson, into a fun learning experience. Meets Standards LOTE 1 & 2. Appropriate for all levels of all languages.

 

  1. WEBSITES THAT TEACHERS WILL USE

Instructor:  Tracey Calise                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

This course will help sort through the extensive list of teacher websites. Some are free, some subscription based, some are worth it, and some should never be clicked on again. This course will provide an open discussion of these excellent resources. Material covered can be adapted across the K-6 spectrum.  Meets Standards HPEFACS 1-3.

 

  1. WHAT COLLEGE DIDN’T TEACH US ABOUT CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Instructor:  Tracey Calise                        

 45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Learn new classroom management techniques that have been tried out by a veteran teacher. Teachers will have guided scenarios and problems that they will work out and work through together. Each session will have a topic that the class will discuss together. The material covered can be adapted across the K-6 spectrum and meets Standards HPEFACS 1-3.

 

  1. WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER

Instructor:  Renate Johnson                    

45 Hours/3 In-service credits

ONLINE:  begins 6/27; ends 8/29/16 (Summer)

Would you like to enhance your classroom curriculum? Make learning fun by allowing your students to be creative in their presentations. Create movies with the free software that you already have on your PC. Add photos, video, audio, music, titles and credits to your movies. Meets Standards CDOS 3b; MST 2, 5. Appropriate for secondary grade levels.

 

In-service course selections #1-54

 

  1. Adolescent Brain and Behavior, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Adolescent Health Issues and School Health Policies, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Advanced Microsoft Excel, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Advanced Microsoft Word, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Amazing Apps for Teachers, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Breaking Down the Common Core ELA Standards, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Bullying; Identification, Prevention, and Legal Interventions, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Children’s Literature in the Classroom, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Computing in the Cloud, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Creating and Implementing an Author Study in Your Classroom, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Cyber Bullying: A Deadly Epidemic, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Dealing with Difficult Students, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Developing Readers in the Primary Grades, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Digital Photography for Teachers, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Easy ELA Assessment Prep for Elementary School Teachers, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Easy Math Assessment Prep for Elementary School Teachers, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Eating Disorders in Adolescence, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Effective Email for Teachers, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Google Docs (Word Processing), 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Google Slides (Presentations), 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Google Spreadsheets – for Teachers, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Hands-On and Interactive Games in the Primary Classroom, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Helping Students Study, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Human Sexuality and Adolescence, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Identifying and the Prevention of Teenage Addictions, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Implementing the Common Core ELA, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Learning and Nutrition, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Microsoft Excel for Teachers – all versions, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Microsoft Photo Story for Windows, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Microsoft Word for Teachers – all versions, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Multimedia Classroom, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Multiple Intelligences and Its Role in the Classroom, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Mindful Teacher, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Perfecting Your Teaching Techniques – Part I, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Perfecting Your Teaching Techniques – Part II, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. PowerPoint for Teachers – all versions, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Prezi, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Recognizing and Preventing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Rethinking the Morning Meeting, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Skills and Strategies for High School Math Teachers, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Smart Board Lessons made Simple!, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Technology Resources for Common Core Learning Standards, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. The Differentiated Classroom, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. The Humanistic Approach to Education, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. The I-Pad, Apps and QR Codes in the Primary Classroom, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. The Impact of the Mind-Body Connection on Learning, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. The Nuts and Bolts of Health and Nutrition, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. The Study of Learning Disabilities, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Twenty-First Century Literacies, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Ways to Spice up your LOTE Classroom, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Websites that Teachers will use, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. What College Didn’t Teach Us About Classroom Management, 45 hours/3 in-service credits

 

  1. Windows Movie Maker, 45 hours/3 in-service credits 

 

 

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