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  • August 08, 2018

    ELT Rolls Out Three New Graduate Courses

    Starting in September, ELT will be offering three additional courses that are available for three graduate credits or 45 hours of inservice credit.

    Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment (CURI 6560 SUNY Empire State College) - Participants will explore the extensive research base behind classroom management and work to create a classroom management plan that will provide a foundation on which to build instruction for the rest of the school year.

    Making Thinking Visible in the Classroom (CURI 6562 SUNY Empire State College) - This course is an introduction to the theories proposed from the program called Project Zero at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. It is an introduction to the eight cultural forces that are found in educational settings.

    Professional Learning for Teacher Effectiveness (CURI 6564 SUNY Empire State College) - This course focuses on enhancing teacher effectiveness by exploring research-based theories and best practices that correlate to the New York State Teaching Standards. With a spotlight on teacher practice, participants experience the specific methods, strategies, and activities that ensure “Highly Effective” performance in all professional domains.

    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.

  • July 03, 2018

    Registration is Open for Fall 2018 Courses and Seminars

    On Tuesday, July 2nd, ELTs Fall 2018 courses and seminars will be available for registration on Frontline Professional Learning. NYSUT members will receive a 33% discount off the prices listed in Frontline at the time of registration for both online and site-based courses taken for either graduate or inservice credit.

    ** In order to take advantage of the 33% discount, members will need to enter their NYSUT Member I.D. number. The Promo code directions an be accessed from our homepage. To apply the promo code when registering, 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 800-342-9810, ext. 6224.

    Please be mindful that beginning Fall 2018, existing SUNY Empire State College course numbers will be replaced by a CURI prefix. This is an update to their new registration system.

    For example:
    EDU-661120 Adolescent Literacy Grades 7-12 will now be CURI-6502 Adolescent Literacy Grades 7-12

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


  • June 14, 2018

    ELT Courses Approved by NYSED As Applicable Toward Specific Certification Requirements

    The Education & Learning Trust offers many courses that have been reviewed and approved by the State Education Department to fulfill specific certification requirements. View and download the recently updated ELT Courses Approved by New York State Education Department As Applicable Toward Specific Certification Requirements to review the specific courses, certification titles, extensions or developmental requirements they fulfill or visit our Certification page.

    While ELT cannot advise you as to which courses you should take to fulfill your specific certification requirements, we have compiled a list of certification contacts and links for your reference.

    Note: Effective September 2018, courses carrying SUNY Empire State College credit will have new course numbers due to changes with the college's registration system.

  • May 31, 2018

    NYSUT ELT is continually expanding its array of high quality, relevant training for educators on the topic of language acquisition and the needs of English language learners. These engaging sessions can be used to meet CTLE hours and C.R. Part 154 requirements.

    To request one of these sessions, please download our Seminar Request Form and e-mail, fax, or mail the completed form back to us.

  • May 30, 2018

    The 2018-2019 Professional Development Programs Brochure is now available.

    ELT invites you to experience the newly expanded professional learning opportunities we offer in our 2018-19 Professional Development Programs brochure. If you know the specific training you would like to schedule, please download our Seminar Request Form and e-mail, fax, or mail the completed form back to us. If you are unsure which seminar to choose, 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.

  • May 25, 2018

    New York State regulation (effective Fall of 2016) requires that all graduate schools of education require a 3.0 GPA (undergraduate) in their admissions criteria, and use a standardized test as part of the admission process. If you are planning to matriculate into a Graduate Education Program, you will have to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or another test as indicated by the college you apply to. As of May 2018, current certified teachers or educational leaders who already hold a graduate degree are exempt from taking the standardized test. To become exempt it may be necessary to apply for a waiver through the admissions. Waivers may also be available for the 3.0 GPA requirement. Ask your admissions officer for more information about these policies.

  • 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.