LearnUFT courses for new teachers

These sessions are designed by the UFT Teacher Center and the UFT Member Assistance Program for new teachers (those with 1 to 3 years of teaching experience).

All work sessions take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants can elect to receive two Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours for each course. The fee is $10 for participants who do not request CTLE hours and $30 for participants who elect to receive CTLE hours (you need to start collecting CTLE hours once you are professionally certified).

Upcoming sessions
  • Next Generation Science Standards 2.0 (LearnUFT Middle School)
    February 14, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Stimulating students’ interest in science! In this interactive professional learning session, we will focus on strategies that foster students’ curiosity and critical thinking skills that prepares them for 21st century learning. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits are available.

  • 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.

  • Early Childhood Conference
    March 16, 2019 - 9:00am - 2:30pm

    Our 12th Annual Early Childhood Conference, "Innovate, Integrate, Motivate" will be an exciting day. Participants can choose from among 15 workshops covering topics that include exploring the five senses through multi-sensory experiences and meeting the needs of a wide range of ability groups in the classroom. Shawn Brown, edutainer from the "Super Fun Show," is the featured keynote speaker. 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)
    May 16, 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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