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  • September 27, 2019

    Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE) are English language learners who enter U.S. schools at least two years below grade level in reading and/or math in their native language due to underschooling. These learners bring with them rich cultural and life experiences, but are doing double the work in learning English and academic skills simultaneously. Teachers looking for support in how to address the intense needs of this population will benefit from this online seminar. In Strategies for SIFE Success!, participants will examine common characteristics and experiences of the SIFE population, and learn how to design classroom environments and apply specific strategies that honor students’ backgrounds to foster SIFE success.

    Register now for this online seminar that is only available for NYSUT members. ELTs 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.

  • September 24, 2019

    Assessment is a powerful tool for teachers as the results are a quantifiable measure of students knowledge of the content. As an integral part of the teaching and learning cycles, assessment is a key focus for the teachers of English learners as it influences future instructional practice. Equitable Assessment: Implications for Instruction of English Learners will guide elementary teachers, content area teachers and ENL teachers through understanding the critical role both formative and summative assessments play and exploring practical assessment strategies for validly measuring English learners knowledge in various content and grade-level classrooms. Over the course of the seminar, participants will reflect on a formative or summative assessment and design a valid, differentiated assessment for English learners as a way to apply the information in a practical classroom setting.

    Register now for this online seminar that is only available for NYSUT members. ELTs 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.

  • September 24, 2019

    ELT strives to stay current by continuing to add course work needed by our members. Meet our four newest classes:

    Mindfulness in Today's Classrooms - CURI 6568

    In this course, participants examine the causes of toxic classrooms and more importantly learn tools and strategies to address the stress in our schools. Approved by the NYS Education Department as fulfilling the sixty (60) required credits for certification requirements for School Counselor.

    Eight Cultural Forces to Transform Our Schools - CURI 6570

    In this course, participants learn the eight cultural forces that educators must master to transform our schools from the old standard of education to the new model requiring global thinkers, problem solvers, and independent learners.

    Active Learning in the Contemporary Classroom - CURI 6569

    In this course, participants explore various practical active learning strategies and how to successfully implement them into the classroom.

    Enhancing Literacy for All Students - UNY 802

    This course focuses on what all students K-12 should know and be able to do in the English Language Arts classroom. Approved by the NYS Education Department as fulfilling specific developmental certification requirements in Literacy.

  • July 25, 2019
    Please note: The NYSUT Offices will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 26 and will reopen on Monday, August 5 at 9:00 am in observance of a common vacation period for all employees. ELT will be periodically monitoring email messages at eltmail@nysutmail.org.
  • June 13, 2019

    ELT is now offering a 5 hour online seminar, Intervention and Identification: Supporting ELLs with Ability Differences, that is perfect for teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and social workers who are questioning whether to recommend an ELL for special education services.

    Although all students demonstrate a wide range of strengths, needs, and social characteristics, the increasing diversity among English language learners (ELLs) presents puzzling questions for education professionals. This is especially true of ELLs who, despite receiving appropriate language-related supports and services, still do not demonstrate adequate growth or achievement in school. In these cases, we ask the question: Is this issue related to language acquisition or to disability? In this online seminar, you will explore critical issues related to interventions for ELLs who present unique learning challenges, as well as the assessment and disability identification processes which occur once intervention is proven ineffective.

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

    This online 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.

  • 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.