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UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds and UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education High Schools Sterling Roberson have scheduled these workshops for to educators who wish to improve their practice and participate in professional dialogue about education. These workshops are NOT for college credit. Professional development and CTLE hours will be available. The fee to register is $30 for teachers and $15 for paraprofessionals seeking CTLE hours and $10 for those educators not seeking CTLE hours.
All work sessions take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway (see the security agent in the lobby for the exact room number; picture ID is required). Unless otherwise specified, courses are geared toward both teachers and paraprofessionals.
Click on the title of a course to register for that course.
- Creating a Classroom Team: Paraprofessionals and Teachers Working Together
Wednesday, April 25
Some of our students come to school with varying needs which require multiple adults to be in the classroom. This workshop is designed to show how teachers and paraprofessionals can collaborate to create a successful classroom environment.
- Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques (Component 3B)
Wednesday, May 9
Questioning is at the heart of teaching and learning. This workshop will focus on ways teachers and paraprofessionals can refine their questioning techniques in order to create a more student-centered classroom. We will also discuss questioning strategies designed to differentiate content for all students. Strategies educators can use to help students generate their own questions will also be discussed.
- Engaging Students in Learning Using 21st-Century Technology (Component 3C)
Thursday, May 10
This course is available for CTLE hours only. Student engagement in learning is integral to a successful classroom. This workshop will address ways teachers and paraprofessionals can promote critical thinking and analysis in a manner that is both engaging and rigorous for students. Particular attention will be paid to the strategies teachers can use that open the information portal to authentic learning across all disciplines.
- Using Assessment in Instruction (Component 3D)
Thursday, May 17
Teachers and paraprofessionals will become familiar with innovative and engaging student-centered assessment strategies. In this workshop we will explore methods of checking for understanding designed to both challenge students and help them meet their learning targets. Additional topics to be discussed include: creating student-friendly rubrics, providing quality feedback, and developing methods of student self-assessment.
- Using G Suite for Educators
Thursday, May 24
This course is available for CTLE hours only. Classroom technology can enhance instruction, promote student learning, and cultivate an environment of respect and engagement. In this workshop, teachers and paraprofessionals will learn the ways in which the Google G Suite for Education can be used to facilitate classroom collaboration, streamline parental engagement, and bring dynamism to everyday instruction. Participants will learn how to access the cloud, create and share files, as well as collaborate on projects with colleagues and students. You must have an active Gmail account to participate in this workshop.