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  • March 05, 2018

    ELT is excited to roll out our latest online seminar for school-related professionals, Disability Awareness, that offers timely and useful strategies while allowing flexibility to learn at one’s own pace.

    Disability Awareness

    School-related professionals (SRP) play an important role with students with disabilities whether it is in the special education classroom, on the bus, in the cafeteria, on the playground, etc. They may work closely with one student with severe disabilities or multiple students with less severe disabilities. Therefore, it is important that all SRPs have a general understanding of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), characteristics of disabilities, and key concepts related to the education of students with disabilities. Through this program, participants will refine their skills and knowledge by experiencing what it is like to have a disability and then applying this information as they identify strategies to improve student learning and behavior specific to the students they support.

    Other online seminars include:

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

    Click Here to view online seminar descriptions and refund policy.

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

  • December 19, 2016

    The NYSUT ELT Spring Course Catalog is now available. Click Here

    ELT’s 2017 Catalog of Professional Learning Courses and Seminars offers online and classroom courses for graduate, undergraduate and inservice credit as well as seminars. Many courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements as well as electives. The ELT catalog is downloadable, shareable and offers plenty of opportunities for professional development. Please check us out and share with your colleagues.

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

  • The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10).

    This interactive and discussion-based program examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex.

    Participants will engage in authentic conversations and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as explore the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives.

    This training fulfills the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

    Next Scheduled Training: April 23, 2016

    Click here to register.

  • The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has re-approved ELT's application to be a provider of Coursework or Training in the Needs of Children with Autism.

    The seminar fulfills the state requirements for the 3 hour Autism training in the needs of students with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

  • Tesol FlierELT's Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) is being held July 11-14, 2016 in the Conference Center at the NYSUT Headquarters, located at 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, New York. Classes are held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. You must attend each day to receive in-service credit.

    Classes include:

    • AP® Biology
    • AP® Calculus AB
    • AP® Calculus BC
    • AP® Chemistry
    • AP® English Literature and Composition
    • AP® US History
    • AP® World History

    This year, the institutes will be offered for 30 hours inservice credit. Tuition will be $650 for early registration (on or before May 22), $725 starting on May 23. Your tuition includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day. AP® Biology lab fees are $30 extra. 

    Click here to register. 

    Deadline for registration is June 24. No registrations can be accepted without payment or purchase order number. Please note: Districts will be billed for purchase orders upon receipt, and payment is due by the start of the institute, July 11.

    *Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available. Please call (800) 528-6208 to inquire about late registration. Additional fees may apply.

    ELT reserves the right to cancel any course because of insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. Institutes with low enrollments will be canceled on July 1, and all fees refunded. You are encouraged to register early to avoid the cancellation of institutes. Cancellations must be received in writing by July 1, or the full registration fee will be charged.

    For more information, download the FAQ page.

  • NYSUT ELT has partnered with The LEAF Institute for Blended and Online Learning to offer online courses to teachers in New York State. These professional development opportunities present practical, research-based approaches to implementing the kinds of learning experiences that prepare students for college and career readiness. For more information, click here.

    Leaf Institute

  • Effective July 1, 2016, Professionally certified classroom teachers/educational leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants are required to complete Continuing Teacher & Leader Education (CTLE) hours during each five year registration period.

    NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (ELT) has been approved as a CTLE provider. Participants successfully completing courses and seminars offered by ELT will receive a certificate of completion with ELT’s sponsor identification number to be used toward CTLE hour fulfillment.

  • My Learning Plan has been aquired by Frontline Technologies. Due to this, My Learning Plan will now be seen as Frontline Professional Growth™. This change has no effect on your account and all your login information will remain the same.

  • On Friday, July 1, ELTs Fall 2016 courses will be open for registration on MyLearningPlan. NYSUT members will receive a 20% discount off the prices listed in MLP at the time of registration for both online and site-based courses and for graduate and inservice credit. To see course dates and locations, as well as to register, visit MyLearningPlan.

    **In order to take advantage of the 20% discount, members will need to enter their NYSUT Member I.D. number.  The promo offer is located above the Enrollment Options on the course registration page. Click Get Promocode and follow the onscreen prompts. If you do not know your Member I.D., please call the NYSUT Membership Department during business hours at 1-800-342-9810, ext. 6224.

  • The NYSUT Education & Learning Trust and Mercy College are partnering to make it easier for teachers to pursue New York State Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Bilingual certification through its expanded online programs.

    These ELT/Mercy programs include:

    Bilingual Extension to a Teaching Certificate (15 credits)

    Applicants to the program are required to possess a NYS teaching certificate, and successfully complete the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA). The Bilingual Extension certification requires training for the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) and participation in a college supervised field experience.

    NYSUT ELT Core Courses:
    EDUC 505 Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits)
    EDUC 508 Theory and Practice of Bilingual Education (3 credits)
    Mercy Courses:
    EDUC 509 Linguistics and Language Development, from Birth through Adulthood (3 credits)
    EDUC 602 Native Language Arts and Social Studies in Bilingual Education (3 credits)
    EDUC 604 Mathematics and Science Bilingual Education (3 credits)

    Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (12 credits)

    Applicants to the program are required to possess a master’s degree and NYS teaching certificate other than TESOL, and provide documentation of 12 credits in a language other than English. The NYS certification in ESOL requirements include successful completion of the Content Specialty Test in ESOL, training for the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), and participation in a 20-day clinical practice experience teaching ESL to ELLs.

    NYSUT ELT Core Course:
    EDUC 505 Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits)
    Mercy Courses:
    EDUC 629 Modern English Structure and the Teaching of English as a Second Language (3 credits)
    EDUC 636 (Pre-requisite for EDUC 707) Methods and Materials of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credits)
    EDUC 707 Mentoring Seminar in TESOL (3 credits)

    *After completing NYSUT core course(s) with a grade of B or above, students formally apply to Mercy College for matriculation in order to complete remaining requirements.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students are NOT eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

    • they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT,
    • they are currently enrolled in a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program,
    • they are on a financial hold with Mercy College, or-they were academically dismissed by Mercy College.

    NYSUT ELT is an approved provider of DASA training. Please contact us for more information.

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