Mid-Hudson Learning Center

NYSUT's Mid-Hudson Regional Office is pleased to offer FREE professional learning seminars to our members.

WHAT: Are you looking to meet the requirements under SOCE? Do you need CTLE hours for your certification? Are you seeking to fulfill language acquisition requirements? Maybe you just want support and ideas for remote learning? We know that the year is crazy and you are exhausted, but these requirements aren’t going away. That’s why the Mid-Hudson Regional Office and your local are working with NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust to provide you with synchronous learning experiences to help you earn these hours from the comfort of your home. And the best part? As a member of NYSUT, they’re free!

WHERE: Virtual.

WHO: These seminars are available exclusively to NYSUT members, including newer and veteran educators and school-related professionals.

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Current Course Listings Below

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**These Trainings are sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Regional Office at no cost to members**

Seminars that fulfill Language Acquisition Requirements

Re-Imagining Family Engagement After Coronavirus (WKS PROF207)

Establishing Inclusive Classrooms Where Newcomer ELLs Thrive

Infusing Diversity and Multiple Perspectives (WKS PROF203)

Supporting and Sustaining the Social Emotional Needs of English Learners who Experience Trauma

Planning for the Success of ELLs Content Classes (WKS NEWM24)

All course offerings

January 21, 2021. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Re-Imagining Family Engagement After Coronavirus (WKS PROF207)
Location: Remote
Audience: Teachers & SRPs
CTLE Hours: 2.00 Units

This session encourages participants to assess family engagement efforts during the time of the COVID-19. To understand how and in what ways family engagement is linked to students' learning and academic success. In addition, this program introduces high impact family engagement strategies that can be implemented and leveraged for student learning when schools reopen. (2 hours)

Participants will receive an email the day of their seminar with instructions how to login to this virtual seminar.


January 26, 2021. 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Establishing Inclusive Classrooms Where Newcomer ELLs Thrive
Location: Remote
Audience: Teachers
CTLE Hours: 3.00 Units

Newcomer students are recently-arrived immigrants representative of a range of languages, cultures, school experiences, literacy skills, and immigration circumstances. Many speak little or no English and may lack any formal education in their native countries. In order to meet the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of these students, participants will begin by identifying who their newcomers are. Guided by Eight Promising Practices, participants will learn ways to create an inclusive classroom for newcomer ELLs with spaces that embrace the voices of linguistically diverse communities and provide pathways for authentic learning opportunities. As the demographics of our classrooms continue to reflect the political climate and refugee resettlement of our country and the world, we need to educate others, advocate together, and elevate our ELLs. (3 hours)

Participants will receive an email the day of their seminar with instructions how to login to this virtual seminar.


January 27, 2021. 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Infusing Diversity and Multiple Perspectives (WKS PROF203)
Location: Remote
Audience: Teachers
CTLE Hours: 1.00 Unit

Modeling critical thinking skills and using culturally diverse materials help in developing multiple perspectives and in examining events or problems for different angles. (1 hour)

The materials for this training will be housed in Google Classroom.

In order to retrieve the materials you will have to do the following before the day of the seminar:

  • Use your personal gmail account to access materials or,
  • If you do not have a gmail account, please create one by going to https://mail.google.com/mail and sign up for free. Please click on @gmail… to explain why you need to use a @gmail.com account.

The above link will also provide information about how to access Google Classroom.

Participants will then receive an email the day of the seminar with instructions and a code on how to retrieve the materials in Google Classroom.


February 10, 2021. 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Supporting and Sustaining the Social Emotional Needs of English Learners who Experience Trauma
Location: Remote
Audience: Teachers & SRPs
CTLE Hours: 3.00 Units

This seminar, designed for all educators who work with English language learners (ELLs), will address the multitude of trauma that many ELLs have experienced prior to and since their arrival to the US. Immigration, under the best of circumstances, involves separation, loss and challenges to one's identity. Participants will leave this seminar with strategies to help students who have experienced trauma, tools to support ELLs' social and emotional healing, growth and well-being, and ways to build trusting relationships with this fragile cohort. (3 hours)

Participants will receive an email the day of their seminar with instructions how to login to this virtual seminar.


February 23, 2021. 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Planning for the Success of ELLs Content Classes (WKS NEWM24)
Location: Remote
Audience: Teachers
CTLE Hours: 3.00 Units

This seminar provides the opportunity to examine research-based strategies and approaches that assist ELLs in meeting rigorous grade-level standards through a step-by-step breakdown of the lesson planning process that includes scaffolded language and content objectives. Participants will experience a variety of motivating and engaging instructional strategies that can be strategically applied to lesson plans as a way to increase academic language production and content comprehension for ELLs. (3 hours)

Participants will receive an email the day of their seminar with instructions how to login to this virtual seminar.


About Learning Center Seminars

NYSUT Learning Centers offer a host of site-based seminars and training on a broad spectrum of topics and for a range of educators, including both teachers and school-related professionals.

Whether you are a newer teacher (up to 5 years of classroom experience) or a veteran educator, you will find a wide variety of professional learning opportunities that can be used for growth or certification fulfillment.

ELT offers seminars for newer teachers on such topics as classroom management and student engagement. Topics for School-Related Professionals include ways to handle challenging student behavior. All educators will find the seminars on LGBTQ topics and meeting the language acquisition needs of English language learners very helpful.

While each Learning Center location offers specific seminars tailored to regional needs and interests, all participants will enjoy a great experience from the knowledgeable and dynamic ELT instructors who help us adhere to the "members teaching members" model.

All Learning Center seminars are FREE to NYSUT members.

Sign up early! Seats can fill quickly.