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  • May 03, 2019

    The 2019-2020 Online Seminar brochure is now available to download!

    We now made it easier and more convenient to view our rapidly expanding, online seminar training in just one publication. Whether you are teacher or school-related professional looking to obtain CTLE hours or take required training for certification, we have made it a one-stop shopping experience. This color-coded 2019 ELT Online Seminar brochure is so easy to navigate; it provides seminar descriptions, prices, and targeted teaching standards. It is chock-full of relevant training that provides the tools and strategies teachers and school-related professionals can immediately put to use in the classroom.

    Sign up today and start the following Monday. Or plan out your summer and sign up later as these seminars are always available. We provide you ample time to complete the 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 15 hour online seminars. Going on vacation or spending time away from home? No problem! As long as you have Internet access, you can complete the required assignments at your own pace. Download the 2019 ELT Online Seminar brochure today. For questions, contact us at 800-528-6208.

    In compliance with New York State Education Department, NYSUT Education & Learning Trust has been approved as a sponsor to provide professional development for Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) hours.

  • April 29, 2019

    New Seminars to Meet the Needs of English Learners

    The school year may be winding down, but professional learning heats up in the summer. Check out ELT's brand new seminars that meet the Language Acquisition requirement. With both site-based and online seminars, these popular sessions are flexible to accommodate the needs of all educators. The expanded offerings now include the following topics:

    • Content Class Planning
    • Language Acquisition versus Disability
    • Trauma

    View the full listing of seminars addressing English language learners in our updated Seminars on Language Acquisition Requirement flyer.

    Visit us at http://elt.nysut.org/professional-learning/enl-seminars for seminar descriptions. Contact us at 800-528-6208. To request a seminar, download our Seminar Request Form or Online Seminar Request Form.

  • March 29, 2019

    Great news! You can register for ELT's summer online courses starting Monday, April 1. Looking to take graduate courses to satisfy degree requirements or as electives? Or perhaps you are seeking courses for in-service credit to move along the district's negotiated salary schedule? You will find more than eighty sections spread out over two sessions.

    Session I courses run June 3 to July 26 (8 week classes) or August 9 (10 week classes)
    Session II courses run June 17 to August 9 (8 week classes) or August 23 (10 week classes)

    ELT online courses fill up fast, so register early before you get closed out.

    REMEMBER: Dues-paying NYSUT members are eligible for 40% off the advertised price when clicking on Get Promocode and entering their NYSUT member number.

    Be sure to obtain prior district approval as needed.

    Effective June 1, 2019, students will be charged a $30 tech fee via our Moodle Platform on the first day of class. Tech fees are non-refundable. 

    NYSUT Education & Learning Trust is an approved sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leadership Education (CTLE) hours.

  • February 25, 2019

    The 2019-2020 Professional Learning Programs brochure is now available!

    ELT invites you to experience the newly expanded, professional learning opportunities we offer in our 2019-2020 Professional Learning Programs brochure. This brochure is chock-full of relevant training that provides the tools and strategies teachers and school-related professionals can immediately put to use in the classroom. We offer a variety of formats from which to choose, as well as the option to develop a customized program for a specific group or topic.

    If you have a training in mind you would like to schedule, please download our Seminar Request Form and e-mail, fax, or mail the completed form back to us. For questions, contact us at 800-528-6208.

    In compliance with New York State Education Department, NYSUT Education & Learning Trust has been approved as a sponsor to provide professional development for Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) hours.

  • February 22, 2019

    ELT is excited to roll out the latest online seminar for school-related professional members that offers timely and useful strategies while allowing flexibility to learn at one's own pace.

    Understanding Trauma and Supporting Traumatized Students

    Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that school staff is faced with the challenges of connecting with, and educating, students who have endured complex trauma. Often, the hurt that is felt by the student is transferred to the school personnel and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way.

    Other online seminars for SRPs include:

    Bully, Bullied or Bystander
    Dealing with Difficult Behaviors
    Disability Awareness
    Our World, Our Students
    Poverty and Its Effect on Learning
    Recognizing and Managing Conflict
    Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Click Here to register and view online seminar descriptions.

    These online seminars can be used toward fulfilling Continuing Teacher & Leader Education (CTLE) requirements as NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust is an approved provider.

  • February 07, 2019

    ELT has your next Superintendent's Conference Day covered.

    Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Learners Who Experience Trauma is a three-hour site-based seminar that is geared for all educators (teachers, school-related professionals, school psychologists, social workers, guidance counselors, administrators, nurses, etc.)

    While training on trauma is prevalent in many parts of the state, the niche for this seminar will be looking at it through the unique experiences of English learners. The seminar provides tools for educators in recognizing and dealing with trauma-informed behaviors, establishing a supportive school environment for social and emotional healing, building trusting relationships with this fragile cohort.

    Download ELT's flyer for a full description or the seminar request form and schedule you next conference day.

    This seminar can be used toward meeting the Language Acquisition requirement and fulfilling Continuing Teacher & Leader Education (CTLE) requirements as NYSUT ELT is an approved provider.

  • February 04, 2019

    New Mindfulness in the Classroom Seminar for Teachers and Teaching Assistants

    Mindfulness in the Classroom
    Participants will explore the definition of mindfulness and how it relates to whole child instruction in the classroom. Scenarios and strategies will be used to introduce techniques that will address trauma and other factors that may lead to stress felt by today's students and/or educators. The seminar's interactive activities will model how these techniques can be implemented in a teacher's practice. The content will be mindful of the diverse learners and backgrounds present in a classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to prepare next steps needed to integrate mindfulness into their daily routines. (3 hour seminar)

  • February 04, 2019

    ELT in collaboration with the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is excited to offer new LGBTQ seminars to educators

    Inclusive Curriculum: Incorporating LGBTQ Topics into the Classroom
    GLSEN Research found that LGBTQ students who attend schools with curriculum that is inclusive of LGBTQ people, history, and events have more accepting schools and better academic outcomes. ( https://www.glsen.org/article/2017-national-school-climate-survey-1 ) Furthermore, inclusive curriculum can benefit all students by exposing them to more inclusive and accurate accounts of history and promoting respect. This seminar provides educators with GLSEN's resources and LGBTQ-inclusive lessons that can be integrated into their existing curriculum. The goal of the seminar is to better understand the benefits of inclusive curriculum for all students and to provide awareness of tools and resources that align with current mandates yet enrich instruction for all students. (2 or 3 hour seminar)

    Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ Students
    This seminar encourages discussions and provides a deeper awareness of the supports needed for LGBTQ students to thrive. We will review national statistics from GLSEN's 2017 National School Climate Survey (https://www.glsen.org/article/2017-national-school-climate-survey-1), share resources and tools for creating an inclusive school environment, and focus on how educators can create classrooms free of bullying and harassment for LGBTQ students (2 or 3 hour seminar)

  • January 18, 2019

    ELT has just rolled out a 5 hour online seminar that is perfect for elementary teachers, content area teachers and ENL teachers who are co-teaching in an Integrated ENL classroom.

    What do teachers need to know and do prior to stepping in front of students as a co-teaching team? Participants of Establishing an Optimal Co-teaching Classroom with English Learners in Mind will learn how to create a positive relationship by building a foundation for collaboration, welcoming the strengths and contributions each teacher brings to the partnership, and exploring ways to establish a presence where there is trust and respect. Through the co-teaching models for various classroom environments, participants will gain planning strategies to aid all students to learn at higher levels.

    Register now for this online seminar that is only available for NYSUT members. ELT’s online seminars are convenient and flexible to accommodate the needs of busy educators.

    These online seminars can be used toward meeting the Language Acquisition requirement and fulfilling Continuing Teacher & Leader Education (CTLE) requirements as NYSUT ELT is an approved provider.

  • January 14, 2019

    Happy New Year!

    ELT has rolled out new tuition prices for courses, but membership has its perks. NYSUT members are able to celebrate 2019 with 40% off ELT courses. Follow the promo code directions in order to take advantage of the savings coming to you.