LearnUFT courses in Queens

LearnUFT courses are now available at the UFT's Queens 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 Queens borough office is located at 97-77 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park. See directions »

Courses Offered

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.

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.

No Limits to Learning: Supporting our English Language Learners
Participants will use the New Language Progressions to design instruction for ELL students. Opportunities will be provided to describe student attributes for designated Language Proficiency Levels and learn strategies to increase interaction and critical thinking for ELL students.

Roll the Dice: Fostering Mathematical Fluency
Participants will 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 and plan adaptations that allow participation by diverse groups of learners.

Strengthening Literacy Skills Through Vocabulary Instruction: What's the Word?
Participants will examine the research that demonstrates how continuous vocabulary development strengthens students as independent learners, unpack the Common Core Language Standards for vocabulary and learn strategies for explicit instruction of vocabulary.

Vocabulary Instruction in the ELL Classroom [TEACHERS ONLY]
Participants in this workshop will demonstrate understanding of Beck’s tiered vocabulary and Marzano’s six steps to vocabulary acquisition by learning how to identify the “right” works to teach and then creating a vocabulary activity pertinent to their content specialty.

Schedule of Courses

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January 2018

Date Time Class
Tuesday, Jan. 9 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Specially Designed Instruction
[PARAPROFESSIONALS ONLY]
FULL
Tuesday, Jan. 9 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Vocabulary Instruction in the ELL Classroom
[TEACHERS ONLY]
Wednesday, Jan. 10 4 to 6 p.m. The Affective Filter and How to Avoid It
[TEACHERS AND PARAS]
FULL
Wednesday, Jan. 10 4 to 6 p.m. Specially Designed Instruction
[PARAPROFESSIONALS ONLY]
FULL
Tuesday, Jan. 16 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Specially Designed Instruction
[PARAPROFESSIONALS ONLY]
FULL
Tuesday, Jan. 23 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Vocabulary Instruction in the ELL Classroom
[TEACHERS ONLY]

February 2018

Date Time Class
Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. to noon No Limits to Learning: Supporting our English Language Learners
Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. to noon Roll the Dice: Fostering Mathematical Fluency
Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. to noon Knowing and Supporting Students with ADHD
Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. to noon Developing Critical Thinkers: Engaging in Collaborative Discussions
Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. to noon Strengthening Literacy Skills Through Vocabulary Instruction
Saturday, Feb. 3 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. No Limits to Learning: Supporting our English Language Learners
Saturday, Feb. 3 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Roll the Dice: Fostering Mathematical Fluency
Saturday, Feb. 3 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Knowing and Supporting Students with ADHD
Saturday, Feb. 3 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Developing Critical Thinkers: Engaging in Collaborative Discussions
Saturday, Feb. 3 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Strengthening Literacy Skills Through Vocabulary Instruction
Saturday, Feb. 10 10 a.m. to noon No Limits to Learning: Supporting our English Language Learners
Saturday, Feb. 10 10 a.m. to noon Roll the Dice: Fostering Mathematical Fluency
Saturday, Feb. 10 10 a.m. to noon Knowing and Supporting Students with ADHD
Saturday, Feb. 10 10 a.m. to noon Developing Critical Thinkers: Engaging in Collaborative Discussions
Saturday, Feb. 10 10 a.m. to noon Strengthening Literacy Skills Through Vocabulary Instruction
Saturday, Feb. 10 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. No Limits to Learning: Supporting our English Language Learners
Saturday, Feb. 10 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Roll the Dice: Fostering Mathematical Fluency
Saturday, Feb. 10 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Knowing and Supporting Students with ADHD
Saturday, Feb. 10 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Developing Critical Thinkers: Engaging in Collaborative Discussions
Saturday, Feb. 10 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Strengthening Literacy Skills Through Vocabulary Instruction
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