LearnUFT courses in Manhattan

LearnUFT courses are now available at the UFT's Manhattan 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 Manhattan borough office is located at 52 Broadway. See directions »

Courses Offered

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.

Strategic Learning: The Five Guiding Principles of ELL Instruction
Participants will explore research-based core principles as a frame for ENL instruction, practice engaging instructional strategies to increase ELL students’ access to content, reflect on how specific strategies promote integration of content and methodology and build a toolbox of techniques for integrated ENL classrooms.

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

Date Time Class
Friday, March 2 4 to 6 p.m. Specially Designed Instruction
Thursday, April 26 4 to 6 p.m. Strategic Learning
Thursday, May 24 4 to 6 p.m. Working Together

Courses for Paraprofessionals ONLY

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.

First Things First (English Language Learners)
Participants will examine their beliefs about home language and culture to ensure the whole child comes into the classroom, consider the value of strengthening the child's first language to foster learning and develop proficiency in English and explore strategies to scaffold instruction for children in the classroom in order to increase access to content.

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.

Schedule of Courses for Paraprofessionals ONLY

Date Time Class
Friday, March 16 4 to 6 p.m. Roll the Dice
Friday, March 23 4 to 6 p.m. First Things First
Tuesday, April 17 4 to 6 p.m. Knowing and Supporting Students with ADHD
Saturday, May 5 10 a.m. to noon Communication that Enhances Professional Collaboration
Saturday, May 5 1 to 3 p.m. Turn the Page
Thursday, June 21 4 to 6 p.m. Communication that Enhances Professional Collaboration
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