New Virtual Courses

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    Stony Brook University Teaching and Learning With Technology graduate program

    Options: 15-credit advanced graduate certificate and/or a 6-credit microcredential

    Informational Meeting March 25 4PM

     Register here.

    Wantagh-Seaford Teacher Center

    2020-2021 Professional Development Opportunities 


    April 2020

    Office 365 taught by Dr. Lisa Dunn





    Wantagh-Seaford Catalog 2021


    Professional Development Program 2021 Providing over 30 Years of Professional Development to our Staff! ALL COURSES ARE 15 HOURS AND WILL BE HOSTED ON ZOOM. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL SEND A LINK PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF EACH CLASS.


    Please use this link to register. REGISTRATION FORM


    Positive Thinking for a Productive Educational Environment IS.37.3

    This course is designed to help teachers and students to remain focused upon achieving their full potential as we move through this challenging moment in time. Participants will learn skills and techniques that teach them how perceptions influence behaviors, and how to consciously and consistently choose thoughts and emotions that keep them centered upon performing to the best of their abilities. The goal of this course is to create a safe, stable, and productive educational and personal environment for all.

    February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22

    4 PM – 7 PM

    Glenn Poveromo


    Maximizing Hybrid and Virtual Learning Models IS.37.1

    Teachers have been asked to adapt their traditional classroom models at an unprecedented rate since last spring. As we continue to adapt in this difficult school year, join in and search for innovative teaching ideas for our hybrid and virtual classrooms, share the best practices and work to strengthen and improve our delivery, assessment, and student engagement.

    February 10, 11, 24, 25, March 2

    4 PM – 7 PM

    Heather Naughton


    Book Study: A Novel Approach by Kate Roberts IS.37.2 (Class recommended for teachers Gr. 4-12)

    This course is designed to read and learn about ways to integrate a student-centered workshop model by using a whole class novel. We will investigate lesson and unit planning that can be readily applied to the classroom. We will explore ways to include technology in this methodology.

    February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25

    4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Mary-Ellen Kakalos


    Ethical Behavior in the Modern Classroom IS.37.4

    Modern teaching asks us to stand as professionals at the intersection of public and private, of technology and human interaction. Juggling the needs and demands of students, parents and administrators requires teachers and educational professionals to make a thousand judgment calls each day. In this class, we will engage in the thoughtful and critical discussion of modern issues in education that day-to-day teaching rarely affords us time for. By examining what ethical behavior means in the classroom, you will develop your own plan for handling the difficult decisions. Topics will include best practices, the intersection of technology and education, community engagement and re-defining what it means to be a professional educator in the modern world.

    March 9, 16, 23, April 6, 15

    4 PM – 7 PM

    Heather Naughton


    Using the Workshop Model to Meet the Needs of All Students IS.37.5

    Motivation is the key to success. Providing kids with choice and independence will motivate students to set attainable goals for themselves. This hands-on course will navigate different lessons and activities that can be used to motivate all students, while enhancing and deepening teacher content knowledge aligned with the NYS learning standards in all academic areas, utilizing the workshop model.

    March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 15

    4 PM – 7 PM

    Ilyse Gitman


    Feedback and Assessment Tools for Remote Learning IS.37.6

    Through formative assessment, teachers check student understanding, get valuable data on student learning, and then use that data to modify instruction. When teachers know what students know (or don't know), they can adjust to meet students right at their level. The best formative assessment tools also help students self-reflect and assess, figuring out where they are and where they need to go as learners. This course will explore the digital tools to find one that meets the needs of your classroom. This course will include formative assessment apps for everything from discussion to quizzing, polling, and student responses to interactive lessons and videos.

    April 7, 8, 12, 13, 14

    4 PM – 7 PM

    Lisa Dunn


    Mindfulness in the Pandemic Environment IS.37.8

    This course will offer strategies for all educators on practicing mindfulness during the pandemic environment. Whether you are looking to incorporate mindful techniques into your classroom or in your personal world, this course will be leave you grounded and ready for any other crazy event that may come our way!

    May 5, 6, 10, 11, 13

    4 PM – 7 PM

    Tom Burke and Nancy Fitzgerald


    What's Happening in Education? IS.37.7

    A Collegial Discussion on the Hottest Topics in Education This course will highlight some of education's hottest topics. The topics will include equity in the classroom, teacher burnout, remote learning, boosting morale, school safety and more! Mr. Smith and Mr. Burke will offer a colorful analysis on these hot topics and look forward to engaging all participants in a collegial discussion on the most current topics in today's classrooms.

    April 19, 20, 22, 27, 28

    4 PM – 7 PM

    Tom Burke and Dan Smith


    IMPORTANT DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION FOR REGISTRATION Teachers MUST register with Wantagh-Seaford Teacher Center (TRACT) and My Learning Plan (MLP) for credit. If a course does not have a minimum of 8 participants, the course may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Participants must register with TRACT on the link provided. There is no fee for TRACT in-service courses, unless otherwise noted. Participants must attend all classes to receive a certificate of completion. If one absence is necessary, the participant will complete an alternative assignment, approved by the instructor, before a certificate is issued. A certificate will not be issued if a participant has missed more than one class. Seaford teachers may request approval from administration to link two 15-hour courses for 3 in-service credits via MLP, prior to the start date of both classes. If a course is cancelled after the request to link is submitted, the participant can link the course to a different class.



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    LINC-Make PowerPoint Interactive Webinar
    When:  Tuesday, March 16th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Instructor:  Barbara Knab

    It's not your old PowerPoint. Add questions for understanding, 3D Pictures, audio and video clips. You can even easily make your PowerPoint into a video. We will look at both the desktop as well as the online version. (1 CTLE hour)

    When:  Tuesday, March 23rd from 5:00-6:00 pm

    Instructor:  Barbara Knab  

    Teachers will be introduced to One Note, a collaborative FREE educational tool for students, teachers, administrators. This live digital notebook can gather your notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. (1 CTLE hour)

    When:  Thursday, March 25th from 4:00-5:00 pm

    Instructor:  Regina Casale

    Bienvenidos to Mindfulness is an introduction on how to weave social emotional learning skills into our language program. Examples will be shared to show how natural mindfulness can be integrated into our teaching. These techniques can also be introduced to our ELLs (English Language Learners). Examples in Spanish, English and adapted to any other language. Resources will be shared. (1 CTLE hour)

    When:  Thursday, April 22nd from 4:00-5:00 pm

    Instructor:  Regina Casale

    We will discuss how to include the cultural knowledge of our ELLs and their communities to create a welcoming learning environment as described in NYSED's Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework. Examples and resources will be shared. (1 CTLE hour)

    When:  Tuesday, May 18th from 5:30-6:30 pm

    Instructors:  Leia Woodruff & Jamie Adamski

    Audience:  Elementary Educators

    Participants will explore various children's picture books that can be used to support the teaching of social emotional learning in the elementary classrooms. (1 CTLE hour)

     New York State Teacher Centers


    Western Suffolk BOCES Course Catalog



    Click the link above to view flyer for details.
    You are welcome to take any 3 credit grad course!
    You do not need to join the cohort to register.
    The course begins on January 5 
    You do not need to join the cohort to register.
    Anyone interested in registering for the course should email jbova@lufsd.org and type Brooklyn College SWD in the subject field.  You'll receive a link to register.
    90 Minute Workshops
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    PD in Your PJs

    StonyBrook University and OWL Teacher Center 2021 Cohort

    Post Master’s Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership