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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 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.
IEP 101: Putting the I in IEP (LearnUFT High Schools)
March 6, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers and paraprofessionals, 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 as SMART goal. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.
Designing Coherent Instruction (Component 1E) (LearnUFT High Schools)
March 14, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers, participants will learn a variety of techniques educators can use while planning to ensure the greatest student outcomes. Topics to be explored are: differentiating lessons and units, allowing for student choice in instruction, and grouping strategies. Emphasis will focus on strategies educators can use for effective planning, as well as ways in which educators can plan smartly to reduce the often tedious nature of crafting individual lesson plans. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.
Please note: This workshop is for teachers only.
Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport (Component 2A, Component 2D) (LearnUFT High Schools)
March 21, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
This workshop focuses on proactive techniques that may be used in the classroom immediately. Some of the topics to be reviewed include: identifying reasons for misbehavior, the use of nonverbal communication strategies, and winning ways to build classroom communities. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.
Specially Designed Instruction: Putting the Individual in IEP (LearnUFT High Schools)
March 27, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will define Specially Designed Instruction, understand the barriers to learning as they apply to the most common classifications for students with disabilities, identify strategies to address student needs, and specially design instruction (using an IEP) to meet the unique needs of a student. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.
Creating a Classroom Team: Paraprofessionals and Teachers Working Together (LearnUFT High Schools)
April 3, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will learn how to collaborate to create a successful classroom environment. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.
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.
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.