Suffolk

NYSUT's Suffolk County Regional Office is pleased to offer FREE professional learning seminars to our members.

WHAT: Professional learning seminars to improve student learning and enhance professional practices in education.

WHERE: Remote

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

COST: All Learning Center seminars are FREE to NYSUT members.

Current Course Listings Below

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How Can We Help our Youth After a Traumatic Event (WKS SRP81)

Jan. 26, 2021
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Audience: Teachers
Instructor: Tracy Lyman

Location: Remote

CTLE Hours: 3 units

Who needs more support? Which of our youth face the greatest risk of mental illness? How can educator's influence children's experiences after traumatic events to promote wellness (over mental illness)? This seminar will help educators identify the risk factors for developing mental illness following a crisis event and how to investigate evidence-based practices for promoting student healing. (3 hour)

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


Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71)

Jan. 28, 2021
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Audience: Teachers
Instructor: Deborah Adams

Location: Remote

Ending the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), including Asperger's Disorder. Attention will be given to how these disorders manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within education settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorder and covers evidence-based proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in school.

This seminar fulfills the state requirements for the three-hour Autism Training in the Needs of Children with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. (3 hours)

Please note: it cannot be claimed for CTLE hours.


Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image (WKS PROF 71)

Jan. 30, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Audience: Teachers
Instructor: Deborah Adams

Location: Remote

Ending the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), including Asperger's Disorder. Attention will be given to how these disorders manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within education settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorder and covers evidence-based proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in school.

This seminar fulfills the state requirements for the three-hour Autism Training in the Needs of Children with Autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. (3 hours)

Please note: it cannot be claimed for CTLE hours.


6-hour Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention (DASA)

Feb. 3-4, 2021
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Audience: Teachers
Instructor: Lorna DeSantis

Location: Remote

Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention & Intervention The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10). This interactive and discussion-based program examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex. Participants will engage in authentic conversations and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as explore the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives. This training fulfills the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law.

The Dignity Act training does not count towards CTLE hours.

"To allow DASA training to continue, all approved DASA training providers, and institutions of higher education that include the DASA training in their educator preparation program curricula, may offer the DASA training entirely online during the time period of the state of emergency in New York State for the COVID-19 virus." - New York State Department of Education

Participant booklet is needed for this training and is located in the Team Room of this seminar.

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


Ensuring Equity (WKS PROF200)

Feb. 9, 2021
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Audience: Teachers and SRPs
Instructor: Effie McBride

Location: Remote

CTLE Hours: 1 units

Ensures all students are treated equitably. In this conversation, educators will explore how to identify what their students, as individuals and as a collective, need at this time, in this this setting. (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.


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.