Elementary School Workshops

UFT Vice President for Elementary Schools Karen Alford has scheduled these workshops for UFT members in elementary schools who wish to upgrade their teaching skills. Professional development and CTLE hours will be available. All workshops are held on Thursdays at UFT headquarters, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Upcoming sessions
  • Bookmaking in the Classroom, Part 2 (LearnUFT Elementary Schools)
    February 28, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Part 2 of this hands-on interdisciplinary workshop continues to explore a variety of ways to showcase individual student work and make additional types of books like accordion and character books. Participants will use the NYS Next Generation Standards as the foundation to incorporate art into content area instruction.

  • Growing Your Vocabulary Through Games (LearnUFT Elementary Schools)
    March 7, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Come to this LearnUFT session for elementary school members to explore games that will help your students acquire academic vocabulary. You will be introduced to games that are multi-modal, differentiated and encourage students to use higher level thinking skills to develop both their written and verbal vocabulary.

  • Early Childhood Conference
    March 16, 2019 - 9:00am - 2:30pm

    Our 12th Annual Early Childhood Conference, "Innovate, Integrate, Motivate" will be an exciting day. Participants can choose from among 15 workshops covering topics that include exploring the five senses through multi-sensory experiences and meeting the needs of a wide range of ability groups in the classroom. Shawn Brown, edutainer from the "Super Fun Show," is the featured keynote speaker. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits are available.

  • The Many Faces of Our Families (K-3) (LearnUFT Elementary Schools)
    March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this interdisciplinary LearnUFT workshop for K-3 members, through literacy and art integration, participants will create self and family portraits using simple art supplies. You will walk away with simple artist techniques that will help everyone feel successful. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

  • Using Google Forms in the Classroom (LearnUFT Elementary Schools)
    April 4, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Do you need a fun and exciting way to get your students’ to write? How about trying “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? Participants in this LearnUFT workshop for elementary school members will have an interactive experience using Google Forms to create books using technology. They will also be able to use this program to engage parents and students in variety of ways. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

  • Mindful Teaching: Creating a Culture for Second Language Learning (LearnUFT Elementary Schools)
    April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for elementary school members, participants will gain insight into how to create a classroom culture that is conducive to the social, emotional and academic growth of diverse learners. In this session, teachers will explore inclusive structures and strategies to create the conditions for language learning for all students. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

  • Using Manipulatives to Make Student Thinking Visible (LearnUFT Elementary Schools)
    May 9, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for elementary school members, participants will develop an awareness of the role of visible thinking in uncovering student understanding. They will engage in productive struggle with the use of hands-on materials and manipulatives to explore and apply mathematical vocabulary during classroom discussions. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

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