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  • 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.

    AOM Principle 

    The Airplane Oxygen Mask 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 

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    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 

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    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

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    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

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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.
  • April 13, 2020

    Now half-day and full-day seminars are available on this critical topic.

    Supporting and Sustaining the Social-Emotional Needs of English Learners Who Experience Trauma is available as both a three-hour and six-hour site-based seminar that is geared for all educators (teachers, school-related professionals, school psychologists, social workers, guidance counselors, administrators, nurses, etc.)

    While training on trauma is applicable across all student, this seminar adds the lens of the unique experiences that English learners face. The seminar provides tools for educators in recognizing and dealing with trauma-informed behaviors, establishing a supportive school environment for social and emotional healing, and building trusting relationships with this fragile cohort.

    Visit ELT’s ENL Seminars to view the full description and download a seminar request form

    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.

  • April 06, 2020

    With increase of member calls to NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (ELT) wanting more online, certification courses, ELT has added a third session to Spring Semester 2020. The session dates will run from April 27 – July 3. Registration is open now and will close on April 22, 2020 at midnight. 

    Please Click here to register.

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

     
  • February 28, 2020

    Please note that ELT does not issue Forms 1098-T, as ELT is not an eligible educational institution.

    Participants who wish to deduct the cost of their course tuition as a business expense relating to qualifying work-related education for Federal income tax purposes should print a receipt of payment for each course. Receipts can be found in Frontline within each course, under Actions.

  • 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.