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Professional Development Opportunities   MHTC   October 2017

These workshops are being offered through the Mid-Hudson Teacher Center for our Member Districts only.  Click on the link to the right for Online Registration 

*ONLINE* Blogging in the Classroom - October 23     Are you looking for a way for students to see themselves as writing for a larger audience than just you? Blogging is making its return to the classroom. Participants in this webinar will learn how blogging is being used along with different platforms for student use in the classroom. Participants in this webinar are required to make their own blog as part of the criteria and attend both of the online sessions for the full time for CTLE credit.

FOR THE NEW GLOBAL 2009/2010 FRAMEWORK! How to Use the Prototype Global 10 Regents Exam Questions As Guides For Classroom Teaching – October 30, 3:30-6:30    The first section of this workshop will identify all of the skills demonstrated in the Global History Regents Prototype Questions including: thinking skills, basic skills, reading skills and writing skills. The second section of the workshop will demonstrate practical teaching planning, classroom teaching and assessment techniques, all of which are designed to prepare students for success on the new Global History Regents exam.

National Board Certification Support Group – November 4 starting (5 sessions)      This professional learning opportunity will provide support for candidates seeking National Board Certification and Renewal. Best practices as well as reflective teaching will be addressed. NYS teaching standards: Knowledge of Students and Student Learning, Knowledge of Content and Instructional Planning, Instructional Practice, Assessment for Student Learning, and Professional Responsibilities and  Collaboration will be addressed. Participants will be given an opportunity to share their work and develop a professional learning community. There will be time to review videotapes and written work. Candidates will review and discuss their areas of accomplishment in teaching. Along with all of this, candidates will review and discuss how each of these areas affect and can improve student learning."

**ONLINE** Exploring the World Through My Maps - November 7 & 9      Looking for engaging learning activities that move students deeper into Blooms Taxonomy? Join me while I discuss Google's My Maps, an underutilized application in the GSuite. Participants will learn how My Maps can be used with students as a teaching and learning tool. Participants are required to create a sample My Map as part of the requirement to receive credit for the class. Please note: My Maps is part of the GSuite so students will need to have Google accounts in order to use.

*ONLINE* 20Time in Education -     In this class, you will learn about and experience the concept of 20Time in education. 20Time, also know as Genius Hour, is when you allow your students 20% of class time, per week, to work on and explore one topic of their choice.   Example 20Time Goals: 1) By the end of nine weeks, I will break a world record. 2) By the end of nine weeks, I will collect and donate at least ten bags of clothing to my local thrift store. 3) By the end of nine weeks, I will decrease my mile time by 30 seconds.  You will learn how to facilitate a 20Time experience with your students through sample student work and utilization of valuable resources. Participants will simulate the 20Time experience by completing a digital flow map with a 20Time Goal and the steps involved with achieving their 20Time Goal in order to receive credit. Participants will be expected to answer questions, throughout the webinar, to show understanding and participation.

*ONLINE* Lesson Planning and Assessments - Survive and Thrive in Middle School Education!    Are you looking to strengthen your middle school teaching and learning practices? Please join me for two, one-hour sessions, addressing best middle school teaching practices. You must attend both sessions to receive credit. You must attend both sessions and complete the product to receive credit.  We will explore best practices involved with creating and executing lesson plans and assessments. We will sample lesson planning tools like planbookedu, GSuite for Education, and Curriculum Maps. We will explore best practices in relation to collaboration with co-teachers, teaching assistants, and team members. We will also explore creating and executing assessments and rubrics. Participants will write a plan of action journal outlining changes that will occur, within their teaching practice, considering what they've learned from the class. Participants will also answer questions and complete tasks throughout the webinar to show understanding and participation.

Other PD opportunities from our affiliates: Multicultural Conference – SUNY New Paltz, Friday, November 1, 8:30-2:30 pm, for more information click on this link.

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Looking for exciting way to earn CTLE hours? Join one of 20 courses beginning on November 13th! Each online course is worth 15 hours of approved CTLE. 

Course offerings include: 

These courses are offered by Edmodo in conjunction with the NY Partners for Technology Innovation, an approved CTLE sponsor, who works closely with the NY State Teacher Centers.        Check out all 20 courses here! Space is limited. Sign up today.      

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Orange Ulster BOCES is looking for Teachers of English as a new language to adults (ages 21 years and older) who have various levels of English proficiency.  Locations will be in Orange County, NY
In addition to teaching, responsibilities include monitoring student progress and collaborating with testers and case managers to assist students in making gains.
TESOL and Adult Education Certification preferred, but will consider applicants with demonstrated TESOL experience.
If interested, please contact:
Ms. Lori Yakawiak, Literacy Coordinator

NYSCATE   Hudson Valley Regional Conference​
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Link to RFP
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