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.

All work sessions take place on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. on the 19th floor of UFT headquarters, 52 Broadway (see the security agent in the lobby for the exact room number; picture ID is required). Click on the title of a session to register for that session.

  • Effective Classroom Management that Works: Restorative Practices **FULL**
    TThursday, April 19
    This session will allow participants to experience the “circling” process to promote critical thinking and positive community relationships. Educators will be given research-based tools to implement and sustain this new initiative in behavior management.
  • You are Here — and There: Making Relevant Connections in Social Studies
    Thursday, May 10
    In this session, middle school educators will learn strategies for engaging students in deep historical inquiry that links the past to their lives. We will explore strategies to strengthen literacy skills through historical thinking and use the arts to excite, ignite and sustain student engagement in social studies topics.
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