A series of 90 minute workshops offered in the evening, when the day is done, the kids are in bed, the kitchen is cleaned up, and you can learn in the comfort of your own quiet place in an outfit unfit for anywhere but home. Take one, or take them all. Mix and match any combination of workshops.

FEE: $5 per workshop/ $50 for 10 TIME: 7:00pm- 8:30pm

EACH WORKSHOP YIELDS 1.5 CTLE HOURS.

15 CTLE HOURS/1 INSERVICE CREDIT FOR TAKING any 10 WORKSHOPS.

All workshops are suitable for Grades K-12 unless otherwise indicated.

WINTER 2023

Understanding Acronyms used in Special Education: PreK-12 Special education is a service that accommodates the differences, disabilities, and special needs of individual students. This involves areas such as teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, and accessible settings, with tailored interventions designed to help each individual with special needs to access to their education. Knowing and understanding some of the most common acronyms that you will encounter within a student’s curriculum in special education is valuable information for any educator or school professional. Each acronym holds a unique meaning regarding disability, testing, or educational methodology (i.e. management needs, modifications, accommodations), and it is important to know the ones that will impact families and students the most. A. Biancamano Tues. Jan 24


Yoga for Kids and Teachers, Too ENCORE K-12 Learn to help students and yourself feel more joy and less stress, and develop resilience.

K. Achtziger Thurs. Jan. 26

Bullying- Bullying behavior, unfortunately, is not uncommon. This workshop will provide educators with innovative lessons/activities to prevent bullying occurrences and to discuss and enact effective consequences. D. Salitsky K-12 Tues. Jan. 31

Reading Fluency: The Bridge Between Phonics and Comprehension -K-12-All readers must be able to decode the words on the page, but to read fluently, they must also learn how to simultaneously comprehend those words as they are read. This workshop provides teachers with a variety of strategies to help students build their fluency, as a way to “bridge” phonics and comprehension. Teachers will leave with structured literacy lessons and materials for immediate classroom use. J. Walsh Thurs. Feb. 2

Tips and Best Practices for Working with ELLs in the Gen Ed Classroom Grades 6-12: Join us in exploring different methods to assist our ELLs in our classrooms while building relationships with students and parents. K. Curran Tues. Feb. 7

Google Slides and Google Docs K-12-This workshop will cover all there is to know about Google Slides and Google Docs. Participants will learn how to research and use different tools to make digital presentations and interactive activities for students. We will explore templates within your organization, access settings (edit, make a copy, preview, present) and share features. J. Kane Wed. Feb. 15

What is Self Care and Why Is It Important for Educators - Self-care has become a word that we hear frequently. What exactly does it mean and why is it so important to your well-being and how does it impact your teaching? Join this session for an exploration and introduction to the positive effects of self-care and self-compassion! K. Finnick preK-12 Thurs. Feb 16

Implicit Bias - How Does It Affect Your Teaching? K-12 ENCORE--Implicit bias, our unconscious associations, and feelings, can greatly impact our instruction and classroom management. S. Durio Tues. Feb. 28

Practicing & Teaching Compassionate Communication to Improve School Environment K-12 - Strategies to help enhance communication for positive relationships. Mindful, compassionate communication can help prevent misunderstandings, tense or hostile encounters and help us through those "difficult" conversations. K. Finnick Thurs. Mar 2

Give Peace a Chance: K-12Learn tips for increasing student engagement by making peace, and by working with students whose anger and non compliance sabotage their learning. J. Wesolowski Tues. Mar. 7

Tips and Tricks for Preparing ELLs for the NYSESLAT: K-6 This workshop will offer a better understanding of what is expected on the NYSESLAT as well as "tips and tricks" for helping students to achieve a higher proficiency in English. Whether you're an ENL or bilingual teacher, or a classroom teacher with just a few ELLs, these activities will focus on ways to incorporate listening, reading, writing and speaking into your lessons throughout the year. D. Baldini Thurs. Mar. 9

Canva for Presentations K-12 Want to bring new life to your lessons? Canva Presentations maybe the tool you are looking for! Participants will learn how to design new and creative Canva presentations that can immediately be used in their classrooms. Time will be allotted for participants to begin their designs. C. Sanfratello Tues. Mar. 14

Google Sites and Google Drawings K-12 This workshop will show you how to get started with Google Sites and Drawings. Participants will learn how to design in Google Drawings to create worksheets, pictures, banners and graphic organizers. Participants will also learn how to set up a classroom website or design a website for project-based learning. J. Kane Tues. Mar. 15

Google Forms and Google Classroom K-12 This workshop will cover the basics of setting up Google Classroom and utilizing Forms to assess students and collect information. We will cover tips and tricks for keeping an organized Google Classroom and how to use Grades to maintain a digital gradebook for digital assessments. J. Kane Wed. Mar. 16

Turning Makerspace into Lessons K-12- Participants will learn ideas for turning games into fun learning activities. J. Kelly NEW DATE-Tues. Mar. 21

Using Books To Connect Reading & SEL in the Classroom K-12 - Learn about resources available to help you find books to use in your classroom that connects reading with specific SEL areas. Discover great ways to tie together reading with topics that can enhance reflection and discussion skills. K. Finnick Thurs. Mar 23

There's an App for That Pt 3 - K-12 Explore a world of new or yet unknown resources that will enhance your lessons and excite your students. May be taken even if you didn't take part 1 or 2. C. Sanfratello Tues. Mar. 28