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  • October 01, 2020

    Registration for Spring 2021 Courses

    With social distancing paramount at this time and in the near future, NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (ELT) is committed to making sure our members’ health is top priority while providing graduate programs. Our Spring course work has been approved via our college partners to continue delivery of graduate content via a remote learning environment.

    On Thurday, October 1st, ELT's Spring 2021 remote courses will be available for registration on Frontline Professional Growth. Spring Online courses will become available for registration on October 19th.

    NYSUT members will receive a 40% 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 (3 graduate credit/45 hour courses).

    ** In order to take advantage of the 40% discount, members will need to enter their NYSUT Member I.D. number. The Promo code directions can 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.

    *** For those requiring additional proof for getting approval for remote learning please use our letter here.

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

  • August 18, 2020

    What will school schedules look like when the new academic year commences in September? Which teaching methods are appropriate for continued school building closure? How can teachers compensate for the “COVID melt” or the “COVID slide” and meet students where they are academically and take them where they need to go? Whether based on the effects of trauma, the impact of the digital divide or differences in access to educational supports, any lost learning time from distance-learning is detrimental to students and will worsen if not immediately addressed.
    ELT has compiled a lengthy list of valuable training, from graduate courses to in-person and online seminars, on critical topics so educators are prepared to engage, instruct, assess, and support students where they are.

    • Assessment as a Tool - determining where students are and where they need to be.
    • Differentiating Instruction and Curriculum for Learner Needs - meeting the learning needs of all students, including vulnerable students who may have had limited or insufficient exposure to remote learning opportunities.
    • Interdisciplinary Teaching - bringing curricular programming into line to meet students where they are and transitioning students from online/remote learning back to in-person learning in a classroom.
    • Social Emotional Supports - addressing the emotional and mental health needs of students and staff and providing support, as needed.
    • Technology Training - equipping teachers with the knowledge and skills to expand the possibilities for teaching and learning.

    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.

  • August 12, 2020

    As students and educators gear up for the 2020-2021 school year, they will be forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools must support the emotional well-being of students so learning can begin. Teachers require technology that is responsive and flexible for student-centered learning, whether that is fully online, in person or a mix of both. ELT is rolling out training to empower educators to successfully engage with students across multiple teaching models.

    Designed for all educators in the school community, Transforming the Lives of Students with Trauma-Informed Schools addresses how trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impact students’ abilities to form trusting relationships, learn new concepts and self-regulate their behaviors in and out of school. The impact of early trauma on brain development and early attachment will be explored. While the topics addressed are relevant for supporting and sustaining the needs of ALL students, time will be spent examining trauma specifically experienced by ELLs such as the impact of prior experiences, pre-flight, flight and post-flight, and how to create a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to learning. The ideas presented will provide a new lens through which to see maladaptive behaviors and provide the necessary tools and strategies to support student healing and growth, both academically and social-emotionally.

    Technology has the power to fundamentally change and even reinvent how instruction is delivered, as well as how we provide appropriate instruction for students with a wide variety of needs. However, technology, like any other tool, requires knowing how and when to use it in order to maximize its efficacy and provide opportunities for true inquiry. In Redesigning Teaching Through Instructional Technology, you will explore K-12 appropriate models for working with ALL students (e.g. ELLs and students with disabilities), demonstrating when and how to strategically use technology in any scenario (e.g. classroom, hybrid, distance learning, etc.), as well as standards-based best practices for fundamentally redesigning instruction using technology across the curriculum. NOTE: This training will mainly focus on the purposeful and strategic deployment of technology to transform instruction. The online seminar, “Web-based Tools to Boost Instruction in the Classroom, Hybrid, and Distance/Remote Learning Scenarios”, will provide participants the opportunity to learn about and practice with web-based tools and digital learning resources.

    Register now for these online seminar that are only available for NYSUT members. ELT online seminars are convenient and flexible to accommodate the needs of busy educators.
    Both 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. View other ELT seminars that meet the Language Acquisition mandate.

  • August 06, 2020

    With social distancing paramount at this time and in the near future, NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (ELT) is committed to making sure our members’ health is top priority while providing graduate programs. Our summer course work has been approved via our college partners to continue delivery of graduate content via a remote learning environment.

    Per regulations, we will continue to provide top quality, research-based, practical learning and adhere to course guidelines, requirements, and syllabus. Registrants, please look for correspondence from your instructor prior to course onset.

    We are proud to be a CTLE provider and confident our participants will have the educational experience they need in order to increase student achievement.  

    For those requiring additional proof for getting approval for remote learning please use our letter here.
  • July 22, 2020
    Please note: The NYSUT Offices will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 24 and will reopen on Monday, August 3 at 9:00 am in observance of a common vacation period for all employees. ELT will be periodically monitoring email messages at elt@nysut.org.
  • July 01, 2020

    With increased member calls to NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (ELT) wanting more online, certification courses, ELT has added a third session to Summer Semester 2020. The session dates will run from July 20 – September 25. Registration is now open and will close on July 16, 2020 at midnight.

    Please register here.

    Be mindful, when registering for a course to be used toward certification, you must register for graduate credit. This insures getting a college transcript.

  • June 08, 2020

    In an ever-shifting political and regulatory environment, teachers have more responsibility than ever before to not only teach but advocate for ELLs and their families. Advocating for ELLs Within the Scope of State and Federal Law will familiarize participants with laws and regulations regarding ENL education both historically and in the present day, as well as those laws and regulations that are germane to many ELLs and their families, including but not limited to issues related to immigration and civil rights. Furthermore, participants will learn of support services available to ELLs and best practices in advocacy.

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

    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. View other ELT seminars that meet the Language Acquisition mandate.

     
  • April 30, 2020

    ELT Free Virtual Seminar

    To help members during this anxious time, NYSUT's Education & Learning Trust is offering four free virtual seminars highlighting the need for self-care; how to help students succeed emotionally and academically; and practical tips for working from home.

    Please note: the registration site will say the cost is $75, but NYSUT members just need to hit the promo code for the free training. Members requiring registration help should email ELT@nysut.org.

    Seminar Descriptions

    Note: Some seminars may be offered on multiple days.  Scroll down after clicking "Sign up now" to see alternate dates.

    These seminars are now available for 1-hour CTLE credit.

    The Airplane Oxygen Mask Principle 

    The Airplane Oxygen Mask (AOM) Principle seminar provides a forum for educators to engage in structured conversations around how to manage their well-being amidst the anxiety, preoccupation and uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus. This seminar highlights the importance of taking care of yourself before you can effectively take care of others, providing practical mindful strategies that can be used at home or at any location. 

    Time: 1-hour
    Cost: Free for NYSUT Members 
    CTLE Hours: 1.00 

    SIGN UP NOW


    Developing Virtual SEL Environments for the Youth

    Using mindfulness and SEL techniques and skills, assist your students to navigate their learning while developing resilience during the advent of COVID-19. This seminar will provide a forum for educators to share their concerns, while providing an avenue for educators to build their toolbox to help students during these times. The seminar intends to build on your expertise while providing tips to help students succeed emotionally and academically.  

    Time: 1-hour
    Cost: Free for NYSUT Members  
    CTLE Hours: 1.00 

    SIGN UP NOW


    The Juggle

    Working from home can have its challenges. Some of us juggle work, our children, the phone ringing, cooking, interacting with loved ones, interruptions, the list can go on and on. How can we manage all these distractions and still complete all the demands put on us? This seminar offers some practical tips to help you get organized. The seminar will provide you time to create a schedule for your demands at work while providing tips to manage your self-care. (45 minutes) 

    Time: 1-hour
    Cost: Free for NYSUT Members 
    CTLE Hours: 1.00

    SIGN UP NOW


    Help! I am not technological savvy! 

    This seminar will provide the basics on how to use Google Classroom or Zoom. The instructor will be able to go step by step to help you navigate the tools and help provide you with tips in real time.

    Time: 1-hour
    Cost: Free for NYSUT Members 
    CTLE Hours: 1.00

    SIGN UP NOW


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  • April 22, 2020

    With social distancing paramount at this time and in the near future, NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (ELT) is committed to making sure our members’ health is top priority while providing graduate programs. Our summer course work has been approved via our college partners to continue delivery of graduate content via a remote learning environment.

    Per regulations, we will continue to provide top quality, research-based, practical learning and adhere to course guidelines, requirements, and syllabus. Registrants, please look for correspondence from your instructor prior to course onset.

    We are proud to be a CTLE provider and confident our participants will have the educational experience they need in order to increase student achievement.  

    For those requiring additional proof for getting approval for remote learning please use our letter here.
  • April 13, 2020

    The Dignity Act requires that all students in New York state public schools are afforded an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law §10). ELT is now able to offer the 6-hour DASA training entirely online during the time period of the state of emergency in New York State for the COVID-19 virus.

    View upcoming Dignity Act training sessions and register today.