Feb
5
to Mar 5

Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

Instructors: Kerri Sinatra (KBolkcom@lbeach.org)
Kristine Farrell (krfarrell@lbeach.org)

Dates: 2/5/2019 to 3/5/2019
Meeting Times: Tuesdays 2/5, 2/12, 3/5, from 4 pm to 6 pm plus 4 hours on line
Location: HS Room 221

This is a Teacher Center course:In the inclusive classroom where exceptional learners and the general population learn side by side, teachers need practical, research-based strategies that enhance student achievement for ALL learners. In this course, participants will explore strategies and design lessons that enhance learning and proficiency for the general population and also meet the needs of the exceptional learners and the unique and specific challenges they encounter.

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Feb
6
to Feb 27

Beyond "Think-Share-Pair"

Instructor: Tamara Filloramo  - tfilloramo@lbeach.org
Dates: 2/6/2019 to 2/27/2019
Meeting Times: Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30, in addition to one online session (4 hours)
Location: High School, Room 214

This inservice course will focus on creative teaching strategies that can be used in all subject areas across grades 7-12 to promote student engagement and cooperative learning. An additional 4 hours of online work is required for this course.

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Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Open House: National Board Teaching Cohort

Are you interested in becoming a National Board Teacher? On Monday, February 4 we will be having a virtual open house with Sarah Duke, the Long Island Regional Coordinator for National Board from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. During this open house we will discuss details and requirements needed to become a National Board teacher.

As per a district MOA between the LBCTA and Long Beach Schools, each of the four components will count as 45 inservice hours or may be used as three-graduate credits in terms of salary advancement.

If you are interested in joining up please RSVP to lbtc@lbeach.org by February 20. The specific link to join the conversation will be provided closer to the open house date.

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Feb
26
to Mar 19

Working Cooperatively: Co-teaching Models & Strategies

Instructor: Jessica Chmurzynski  - JChmurzynski@lbeach.org
Dates: 2/26/2019 to 3/19/2019
Meeting Times: Tuesdays 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 & 3/19 3:45-6:15
Location: MS Rm. 110

Throughout this course, each participant will be presented with co-teaching models and strategies suggested for today's collaborative classrooms. All methods presented will focus on creating an inclusive environment for all types of learners and personalities in the classroom. Participants will also receive hands-on time to review, revise and construct lessons for their own classroom. The class will discuss professional expectations and personal experiences from working collaboratively. It is highly encouraged to take this course with your co-teachers and service providers.

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Feb
27
to Mar 7

Using Drama in the Classroom

Instructor: Andrew Frey-Gould (afrey@lbeach.org)
Dates: 2/27/2019 to 3/7/2019
Meeting Times: 2/27, 2/28, 3/6, 3/7 3:45-6:15
Location: Lido School, L48

Students in secondary schools are often given opportunities to perform in theatrical settings, but in the elementary school and in some middle schools, students are often left out of this performing art. This fact causes students to get a late start on public speaking, confidence building, collaboration, and a variety of other social-emotional skills. This workshop will focus on how to incorporate theater into the elementary school curriculum, giving students an opportunity to study theater, as well as, assist with the learning of other subjects, including ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and more.

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Mar
7
to Apr 4

Art Around the World

Instructor: Laura Swan (lswan@lbeach.org)
Dates: 3/7/2019 to 4/4/2019 4:00-6:00pm
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4
Location: Long Beach Middle School Art Room 269b

This is a Teacher Center Course: Art Around The World Get ready to discover Art from around the world! In this course, learners will find traditional folk art techniques (and inter-curricular lessons) from Africa, South America, North America, Australia (and more). Open to all. No previous art skills required. Supplies are provided.

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Mar
12
3:30 PM15:30

Google Apps for Education

Instructor: Lauren Andersen (landersen@lbeach.org)

Dates: 3/12/2019
Meeting Times: First meeting in person on 3/12/19 from 3:30-6:00, all other sessions online at your own pace
Location: Lido School Library

This is a Teacher Center Course: K-12 students today are born into a technologically advanced world. Educators today must be flexible and open to the endless possibilities that technology provides in education. In order to do so, educators themselves must be literate in all of these innovative technologies. Google Tools is one technology that encompasses a variety of apps or applications such as word documents, slideshow presentations, fill-in forms, and Gmail. These apps are accessible from any computer in any location with internet access. Google Tools also has its own virtual classroom platform known as Google Classroom, which allows educators to group students by class and update them on class content, assign and receive assignments, access grades, and collaborate with peers from any location. In addition to motivating students, Google Tools allows for endless opportunities for communication and collaboration, while making teacher responsibilities such as grading assessments and giving feedback easier and faster than ever before. This course will provide information on using technology in the classroom as well as detailed information on how and when to use the features of Google Tools (Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets, Google Add-ons) in any educational setting.

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Mar
12
to Apr 9

How to Get the Best of the Web

Instructor: Migdalia Schneider
Dates: 3/12/2019 to 4/9/2019
Meeting Times: Tuesdays 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 4:00-6:00
Location: Middle School Computer Lab

Is keeping up with technology becoming one more chore on your to do list? Learn how to use the tools found on the internet to gain quick access to the websites and apps you need to implement your lessons throughout the day and expand your resources. Participants will need their chromebooks.

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Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Open House: Google Apps Master Cluster (Stony Brook)

On Thursday, February 7 the Long Beach Teacher Center, in collaboration with Stony Brook University will have a virtual open house from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm to explore interest in creating a Google G Suite Cohort. The Google Apps Master Cluster is a three credit graduate class offered at a discounted rate.

If you are interested in attending this open house please RSVP to the Teacher Center by January 31.

The open house will use the zoom extension from any phone, tablet or computer. Please join us in the zoom at the following address: https://zoom.us/j/579459136

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Mar
6
to Apr 3

The Application of Personality Typing

THIS IS A LONG BEACH TEACHER CENTER COURSE. This course is a workshop which explores the 16 MPTI Personality Types as well as The Four Temperaments and its implications and applications in every aspect of our lives. The information taught in this course will help to engender a broader understanding of how teachers, administrators, and TAs can understand themselves, their families, colleagues and reach and teach the whole child, which is the ultimate foundation for the Common Core standards.

Objectives:
In order to persevere in problem solving, disagree respectfully, see others; perspectives, and share ideas, social and emotional learning must take place. Appreciating one's attributes and differences is a prerequisite to collaboration, learning, and global thinking. Students in this course will learn how to understand themselves and others. Teaching and learning styles as well as techniques in communicating to every personality type will be deeply explored.

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Nov
14
to Dec 19

Effective Reading Strategies for Content Area Learning

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Effective Reading Strategies for Content Area Learning

Instructor: Lorraine Pross

Dates: Nov 14,21 Dec 5,12,19 4pm-6pm @Middle School Room 230

Children find themselves immersed in text in each subject area across curriculum areas. This class offers practical and useful reading strategies that can be used in multiple subject areas, including social studies, science, math, and English, to assist children in comprehending and analyzing informational text as they read. An overview of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy will be provided, and discussion will be encouraged on how to best implement these standards for our students. There will also be a focus on close reading and strategies to aid in deciphering word meaning for unfamiliar vocabulary in preparation for one of the "shifts" of the New York State Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy. Material will be provided to energize content and engage students while reading to learn. Strategies will be practiced by teachers during class time to build a solid foundation for when implementing them in the classroom. They are teacher and kid friendly and offer a variety of ways to assist in student learning. Each type of learner (and reader!) will have an opportunity to succeed.

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Nov
4
to Dec 9

Literacy in Elementary Education

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Literacy in Elementary Education

Instructor: Elisse Arnell

Dates: Nov 4,8,25 Dec 3,9. 4pm-6pm @Lindell Schools Room TBA

These workshops focus on responding to literature using varied questioning techniques.In addition , connection to other texts using text to text, text to self and text to world will be a used. Informational texts which are a highlight of CCSS are touched upon ,especially reasons and support for answers using inferencing and critical thinking. Another area will focus on speaking and listening. This area is for understanding and communication,retelling and collaboration.

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Oct
30
to Apr 23

Creating Meaningful Math Assessments

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Creating Meaningful Math Assessments

Instructor: Kelly Beleckas

Dates: Wednesdays 7:30 am- 8:30am 10/30, 11/20, 11/27, 12/18, 1/22, 1/29, 2/26, 3/19, 3/26, 4/23

This course is designed for classroom teachers and support staff who are interested in creating cumulative math exams that reflect the shifts in the common core curriculum. Before creating exams, participants will learn about the various types of word problems they should be asking and will be given strategies to help students attack such word problems. Participants will also learn the factors that go into creating meaningful assessments, including how to modify exams. Finally, participants will learn how to use the ExamView software and be given time to work with colleagues from their grade levels to create exams.

 

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