High School Workshops

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds and UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education High Schools Sterling Roberson have scheduled the LearnUFT workshops below. They are open 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 are available. Registration fees are refundable only if a workshop is canceled.

Upcoming sessions
  • Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques (Component 3B) (LearnUFT High Schools)
    May 2, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Questioning is at the heart of teaching and learning. This workshop will focus on ways educators 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. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

  • Engaging Students in Learning Using 21st-Century Technology (Component 3C) (LearnUFT High Schools)
    May 16, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Student engagement in learning is integral to a successful classroom. This workshop will address ways educators 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. This course is only open for participants in need of CTLE credits.

  • UFT Spring Education Conference
    May 18, 2019 - 7:00am - 3:00pm

    At this year's UFT Spring Education Conference, attendees will enjoy breakfast, a town hall, exhibits, new workshops and a gala luncheon. Two CTLE hours are available to those who attend the workshops.

  • Using Assessment in Instruction (LearnUFT High Schools)
    May 23, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will become familiar with innovative and engaging student-centered assessment strategies. 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. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

  • Using G Suite for Educators (LearnUFT High Schools)
    May 30, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Classroom technology can enhance instruction, promote student learning, and cultivate an environment of respect and engagement. In this workshop, participants 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. This course is only open for participants in need of CTLE credits.

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