LearnUFT courses in the Bronx

LearnUFT courses are now available at the UFT's Bronx borough office! The fee to register is $30 per course for teachers and $15 per course for paraprofessionals. Participants will receive two CTLE hours. Courses are available for both teachers and paraprofessionals. In order to ensure that you are not signing up for a course you have already registered for or attended, please check to be sure you are registering for the correct session.

The UFT's Bronx borough office is located at 2500 Halsey Street. See directions »

Courses for Teachers AND Paraprofessionals

Algebraic Thinking + Conjecturing = Mathematical Power
Participants will explore the role of conjecturing as a way to deepen understanding of operations and algebraic thinking, practice strategies to help students articulate, refine and edit conjectures and engage in algebraic activities that will be adapted for classroom use.

Educating Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Participants will develop an understanding of autism spectrum disorder and behaviors associated within the spectrum; employ instructional strategies to engage students and address educational needs; and understand the role of the educator in supporting students with autism spectrum disorder.

First Things First
Participants will experience and discuss the seven habits of proficient readers and make a plan to teach a student a new reading strategy to help them be successful.

Getting to Know Our ELLs: Understanding the Language Proficiency Levels of Our Students
Participants will describe the various student attributes for their designated language proficiency levels; use the New Language Progressions to design instruction for ELL students; and incorporate strategies to increase interaction and critical thinking for ELL students.

Igniting Writing Instruction to Strengthen Student Engagement
Participants will practice strategies for engaging students productively in the writing process; make connections between pre-writing activities and the writing process; and experience activities which facilitate writing through speaking and listening.

The Learning is in the Struggle: A Mindset for Mathematical Success
Participants will learn about the growth mindset; experience how the mindset connects to math teaching and learning; and solve math problems and design activities that promote productive math struggle.

Math Rules! That Impact Students' Mathematical Understanding: Tips and Tricks
Participants will deepen understanding of numbers and operations in base ten (P-5) and number systems (6-12) through engaging in professional collaboration and develop a toolkit of effective instructional strategies to support the standards for mathematical practice and the instructional shifts.

Setting the Stage for Reading Complex Text
Participants will examine research-based practices to support students before reading complex text; experience pre-reading activities that encourage students to make connections that will foster deeper comprehension during reading; and apply strategies that motivate and engage students with tasks and text.

Strengthening Literacy Skills Through Vocabulary Instruction
Participants will examine the research that demonstrates how continuous vocabulary development strengthens students as independent learners, unpack the Common Core standards for vocabulary and learn strategies for explicit instruction of vocabulary.

Understanding Equality: Its Role in Developing Algebraic Reasoning
Participants will represent and engage in mathematical problem solving tasks to deepen algebraic thinking; analyze the difference between operational and relational understanding of the equal sign; and identify misconceptions students have regarding the use and purpose of the equal sign.

Working Together: Integrated Partnerships in the ENL Classroom
Participants will understand the value of teacher partnerships when supporting English language learners in the integrated classroom; determine the components of effective co-teaching; and build a toolbox of techniques for the integrated ENL classroom.

Schedule of Courses for Teachers AND Paraprofessionals

April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

Courses for Paraprofessionals ONLY

Communication that Enhances Professional Collaboration
Communication is easy to do and easy to blunder. Participants will learn research-based methods and strategies to communicate effectively, develop trust and respect, foster learning and accomplish goals.

Knowing and Supporting Students with ADHD
Participants will define attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, identify characteristics that signal ADHD and explore strategies for supporting students with ADHD.

Roll the Dice: Fostering Mathematical Fluency
Be exposed to the research that suggests games are a way to build conceptual understanding and fluency. Play games that are designed to develop place value and algebraic thinking and reasoning skills. Plan adaptations that allow participation by diverse groups of learners.

Turn the Page: Setting the Stage for Reading Success
Experience and discuss the seven habits of proficient readers. Make a plan to teach a student a new reading strategy to help them be successful.

Understanding Dyslexia
Participants will develop a working definition of dyslexia, identify major factors contributing to dyslexia and learn strategies for working with students with dyslexia.

Schedule of Courses for Paraprofessionals

April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

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