Middle School Workshops

UFT Vice President for Middle Schools Richard Mantell has scheduled these workshops for all middle school members. These courses are NOT for college credit. Professional development and CTLE hours will be available. All workshops are open to any and all educators who wish to upgrade their instructional skills or participate in professional dialogues concerning their career.

Upcoming sessions
  • Seeing a Sea Change: Exploring Turning Points in History (LearnUFT Middle School)
    March 14, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will practice strategies which build student skills in identifying and analyzing turning points in history. Applying practices of historical thinking aligned with the New York State Framework for Social Studies, educators will synthesize information from multiple sources. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits are available.

  • Transform Your Classroom with Google (LearnUFT Middle School)
    April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will experience Google as a transformational tool for 21st Century teaching and learning, explore Google tools that support collaborating for all stake holders in a school community, and watch synchronous learning unfold before their eyes. Participants will leave this workshop with tools to engage students and support their learning. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits are available.

  • Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) (LearnUFT Middle School)
    May 16, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will develop knowledge of the six co-teaching approaches while gaining an appreciation of the importance of a strong co-teaching partnership. Opportunities will be provided to use new learnings to prepare for classroom instruction. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits are available.

  • The World is a Stage: Bringing Shakespeare to Life (LearnUFT Middle School)
    June 13, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will experience an interactive approach to teaching Shakespeare. Through several reading, writing, listening and speaking activities, participants will turn their classroom into a vibrant world of language and creativity. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits are available.

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