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. 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 Queens borough office is located at 97-77 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park. See directions »

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Courses Offered

Algebraic Thinking + Conjecturing = Mathematical Power
Participants will explore the role of conjecturing as a way to deepend 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.

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.

IEP 101: An Introduction to Individualized Education Programs
Participants will discuss the research behind special education policies; identify the components of an IEP; and examine and use criteria for developing a PLOP and a SMART goal.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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April 2018

May 2018

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