Interdisciplinary Teaching

Across the state, many effective instructional strategies are emerging from the creativity of classroom teachers as a means to shift to next-generation models characterized by collaboration/co-teaching and learning in authentic settings. Interdisciplinary learning raises awareness of meaningful connections that exist among various disciplines, promotes the application of curricular knowledge for a specific purpose and achieves today’s educational goal of fostering critical thinking. View the array of research-based practical programs ELT offers to assist educators on this topic.

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Online Seminars for CTLE

Content Exploration and Student Engagement (5 hours) - When student engagement is minds-on (involving intellectual activity), students develop their understanding through what they do. This seminar examines how to engage students in intellectual, active exploration with important and challenging content.

Designing Lessons, Units, and Learning Activities (5 hours) - Participants will examine how to create and differentiate learning activities that are tightly aligned to instructional outcomes and suitable to all students. They will also explore how to design lesson and unit structures that are clear, progress evenly, allow for different pathways according to diverse student needs, accommodate content that is connected to other disciplines, and allow for transfer of learning.

Effective Instructional Outcomes (8 hours) - In this seminar, participants will create and analyze instructional outcomes that represent high expectations and rigor, build on prior learning, and connect to other disciplines. This seminar also explores how participants can create a balance among types of learning and different disciplines, as well as how to differentiate the learning experiences for diverse learners.

Sparking Student Engagement (5 hours) - In this seminar, participants will implement and evaluate various instructional strategies such as project-based learning and active learning to promote engagement and participation in the classroom.

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Online and Site-Based Courses for Graduate Credit

Integrated Co-Teaching: Strategies Enhancing Student Achievement (CURI 6520) - This course is designed for all K-12 educators who are or will be working with a co-teaching model.

Toolbox for the Inclusion Classroom: Practical Strategies for all Students (CURI 6531) / (UNY 735) - This course is designed for all educators, both general and special as well as related service providers, at all grade levels.

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In-Person and Virtual Synchronous Seminars

Content Area Strategies for Reading, Writing & Thinking - This program focuses on how teachers can help students become more effective readers using research-based and teacher-tested strategies. (15 hour)

Co-teaching: Building the Partnership - Participants of this workshop will experience and embed strategies to develop a positive co-teaching partnership, learn how to apply the co-teaching models for various classroom environments, and gain planning strategies to ensure the learning of all students at high levels. (3 hour)

Co-teaching: Strengthening the Collaboration - You’ve been co-teaching together for a while…. Now what? This session aims to provide co-teachers with the “next steps” in co-teaching. Participants will revisit ways establish a collaborative relationship that truly represents a shared curriculum. Co-teachers will walk away with concrete steps for intentional reflection, effective communication, and thoughtful planning. (3 hour)

Knowledge of Content and Instructional Planning - Participants will discuss ways they make connections within/among disciplines. (1 hour)

Planning for the Success of ELLs in Content Classes - 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. (3 hour)