LearnUFT courses for Paraprofessionals

LearnUFT is proud to offer professional learning courses open to paraprofessionals, including many specifically designed to meet their needs. Remember that only paraprofessionals who hold a Level III teaching assistant certificate are required to collect Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours. Level III teaching assistant certificate holders are required to collect and track 100 PD CTLE hours in each five-year cycle. Of those 100 hours, 15 hours must be in the area of instruction for English language learners.

Upcoming sessions
  • Collaboration and Creativity: Engaging ELLs in Project-Based Learning Experiences (LearnUFT Middle Schools)
    December 13, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop, participants will engage in project-based activities to promote authentic learning to enhance academic language development.

    Participants will earn two CTLE hours.

  • Strategies for Teaching Academic Language (LearnUFT Manhattan)
    December 13, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this session for Manhattan teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will learn about the complexities of academic language, which pose challenges to all students, particularly ELLs. While students in K-3 are learning to read, students are reading to learn in the content areas in grades 3 and beyond. Even in early elementary grades, however, the language of nonfiction texts for Science and Social Studies units include aspects of academic language that are obstacles to reading comprehension and accessing content knowledge. In this workshop, educators will learn about the challenges and strategies to teach various characteristics of academic language: the differences between social and academic language, sophisticated vocabulary words, complex noun phrases, nominalizations, formal sentence structures, complex grammatical structures, and multiple phrases and clauses within sentences that each convey their own message. The activities and strategies to be shared in this workshop will inform teachers on how to integrate language and content instruction. Participants will earn two CTLE hours.

  • The Power of Formative Assessments (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    December 13, 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    At this LearnUFT session for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will learn how to use formative assessments to check for understanding and guide student learning and instructional practice.Participants will earn two CTLE hours.

  • ELL's in the Mathematics Classroom (LearnUFT Queens)
    December 15, 2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    At this LearnUFT session for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will describe the characteristics of language performance at each proficiency level. Participants will also be able to name strategies that can be implemented at each proficiency level to provide students with access to mathematical problems. Participants will earn two CTLE hours.

  • Manipulatives in the Math Classroom (LearnUFT Queens)
    December 15, 2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    At this LearnUFT session for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will develop an understanding of how the use of manipulatives in the math classroom impacts student mathematical thinking and builds conceptual knowledge. Participants will also engage in productive struggle with the use of hands on materials to explore and apply mathematical vocabulary. Participants will earn two CTLE hours.

  • Integrated Co-Teaching Models (LearnUFT Queens)
    December 15, 2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore the six models of co-teaching and consider how flexibility in teaching strategies can enhance student learning outcomes. Participants will also utilize a variety of instructional practices to strengthen the co-teaching partnership. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • ELL's in the Mathematics Classroom (LearnUFT Queens)
    December 15, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    At this LearnUFT session for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will describe the characteristics of language performance at each proficiency level. Participants will also be able to name strategies that can be implemented at each proficiency level to provide students with access to mathematical problems. Participants will earn two CTLE hours.

  • Manipulatives in the Math Classroom (LearnUFT Queens)
    December 15, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    At this LearnUFT session for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will develop an understanding of how the use of manipulatives in the math classroom impacts student mathematical thinking and builds conceptual knowledge. Participants will also engage in productive struggle with the use of hands on materials to explore and apply mathematical vocabulary. Participants will earn two CTLE hours.

  • Integrated Co-Teaching Models (LearnUFT Queens)
    December 15, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore the six models of co-teaching and consider how flexibility in teaching strategies can enhance student learning outcomes. Participants will also utilize a variety of instructional practices to strengthen the co-teaching partnership. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • ELL's in the Mathematics Classroom (LearnUFT Bronx)
    January 3, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Bronx teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will describe the characteristics of language performance at each proficiency level. Participants will also be able to name strategies that can be implemented at each proficiency level to provide students with access to mathematical problems. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

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