August 12, 2020

Must Have Training to Start Off the School Year Right

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.