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. Sessions may be repeated, so 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

Developing Critical Thinkers: Engaging in Collaborative Discussions
This session will focus on the power of collaborative discussions in building students’ critical thinking skills. Participants will experience discussion techniques that enhance student engagement and deepen comprehension and expression.

Understanding Equality: Its Role in Developing Algebraic Reasoning
Represent and engage in mathematical problem solving tasks to deepen algebraic thinking. Analyze the difference between operational and relational understanding of the equal sign. Identify misconceptions students have regarding the use and purpose of the equal sign.

Specially Designed Instruction: Putting the Individual in IEP
Define specially designed instruction. Understand barriers to learning as they apply to the most common classifications for student with disabilities. Identify strategies to address student needs. Learn to use specially designed instruction (using an IEP) to meet the unique needs of a student.

Getting to Know Our English Language Learners: Understanding the Language Proficiency Levels of Our Students
Describe the various student attributes for their designated language proficiency levels. Use the New Language Progressions to design instruction for ELL students. Incorporate strategies to increase interaction and critical thinking for ELL students.

Schedule of Courses for Teachers

Date Time Class
Wednesday, Jan. 17 4 to 6 p.m. Developing Critical Thinkers
Thursday, Jan. 18 4 to 6 p.m. Understanding Equality
Tuesday, Jan. 23 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Specially Designed Instruction
Thursday, Jan. 25 4 to 6 p.m. Getting to Know Our ELLs

Courses for Paraprofessionals

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.

Knowing and Supporting Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Define Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Identify characteristics that signal ADHD. Explore strategies for supporting students with ADHD.

Communication that Enhances Professional Collaboration
Examine our personal communication styles. Develop problem-solving strategies to communicate more effectively within a collaborative setting. Practice communication strategies within a collaborative setting.

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.

Schedule of Courses for Paraprofessionals

Date Time Class
Wednesday, Jan. 17 4 to 6 p.m. Roll the Dice
Thursday, Jan. 18 4 to 6 p.m. Knowing and Supporting Students with ADHD **FULL**
Tuesday, Jan. 23 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Communication that Enhances Professional Collaboration **FULL**
Thursday, Jan. 25 4 to 6 p.m. Turn the Page **FULL**
Saturday, Jan. 27 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Knowing and Supporting Students with ADHD/Roll the Dice **FULL**
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