Long Beach Teacher Center

Long Beach Teacher Center

Long Beach Teacher Center

PD Opportunities

There are a number of PD opportunities available to teachers below. Remember to apply for each of these classes on MyLearningPlan for approval before taking the classes.

NYSUT Educational Learning Trust Spring Catalog

Fall Catalog

  • F17-06037
  • THE ART OF CREATIVITY: AN INTER-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH
  • Laura O’Shaughnessy Swan
  • loshswanscope@gmail.com 3 Credits - Inservice
  •  October 4 - December 15, 2017
  • This course will explore how integrating the arts between subjects (specifically Math and Science) would help teachers and students make connections between those subjects with use of higher analytical thinking, reasoning and ultimately student voice. The ideology that learning through Socratic-like/multidimensional lessons would lead to revelations and progress across the curriculum and help foster an individual who possesses the life skills needed for a more creative economy. 

 

  • F17-06033
  • AESTHETICS STUDIES: NEW WAYS OF PERCEIVING WORLD CULTURES
  • Laura O’Shaughnessy Swan
  • loshswanscope@gmail.com 
  • 3 Credits - Inservice
  • October 4 - Decenber 15, 2017
  • Course is designed for all grade levels and disciplines as we will explore the delicate balance between form and function extending to design from various periods and cultures in history. When comparing the National Arts, Next Generation Science, and Common Core Standards for Mathematics, there are many standards that naturally overlap, making it easy to integrate this process into your curriculum. Participants will go on a virtual scavenger hunt to return with a better understanding of the lives of people who lived in the cultures represented in the artworks. The course will provide usable links for each participant to create a unit of study/inter-curricular lesson plan adapted to their own discipline with a focus on exploration of cultural form and function.