LearnUFT courses in Staten Island

LearnUFT courses are now available at the UFT's Staten Island borough office! The fee to register is $30 per course for teachers and $15 per course for paraprofessionals. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

The UFT's Staten Island borough office is located at 4456 Amboy Road. 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.

First Things First: An Examination of Our Understanding of English Language Learners
Participants will examine their beliefs about home language and culture to ensure the whole child comes into the classroom. They will 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.

The Learning is in the Struggle: A Mindset for Mathematical Success
This session will focus on student mindset as it connects to learning mathematics. Participants will solve math problems and design activities that promote math struggle.

These classes will be offered multiple times in January, February and March 2018. You may only take a course once for CTLE credit. Click on a course title to register for that course.

January 2018

Date Time Class
Sunday, Jan. 21 10 a.m. to noon Developing Critical Thinkers
Sunday, Jan. 21 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. First Things First
Monday, Jan. 22 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Developing Critical Thinkers
Monday, Jan. 22 6 to 8 p.m. The Learning is in the Struggle
Saturday, Jan. 27 10 a.m. to noon Developing Critical Thinkers
Saturday, Jan. 27 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Learning is in the Struggle
Saturday, Jan. 27 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. First Things First

February 2018

Date Time Class
Saturday, Feb. 3 10 a.m. to noon Developing Critical Thinkers
Saturday, Feb. 3 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Learning is in the Struggle
Saturday, Feb. 3 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. First Things First
Saturday, Feb. 10 10 a.m. to noon Developing Critical Thinkers
Saturday, Feb. 10 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Learning is in the Struggle
Saturday, Feb. 10 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. First Things First
Wednesday, Feb. 28 4 to 6 p.m. Developing Critical Thinkers

March 2018

Date Time Class
Wednesday, March 7 4 to 6 p.m. Developing Critical Thinkers
Saturday, March 10 10 a.m. to noon Developing Critical Thinkers
Saturday, March 10 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Learning is in the Struggle
Saturday, March 10 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. First Things First
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