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
  • High-Impact Literacy Strategies (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 4, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine research-based practices to support students before reading complex text; experience pre-reading activities that encourage students to make connections that will foster deeper comprehension during reading; and apply strategies that motivate and engage students with task and text. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • Working Together: Integrated Partnerships in the ENL Classroom (LearnUFT Queens)
    April 6, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will understand the value of teacher partnerships when supporting English language learners in the integrated classroom, determine the components of effective co-teaching and build a toolbox of techniques for the integrated ENL classroom. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • Working Together: Integrated Partnerships in the ENL Classroom (LearnUFT Queens)
    April 6, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will understand the value of teacher partnerships when supporting English language learners in the integrated classroom, determine the components of effective co-teaching and build a toolbox of techniques for the integrated ENL classroom. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • Transform Your Classroom with Google (LearnUFT Middle School)
    April 11, 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.

  • First Things First (LearnUFT Queens)
    April 13, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine beliefs about home language and culture to ensure the whole child comes into the classroom; consider the value of strengthening the child's first language to foster learning and develop proficiency in English; and explore strategies to scaffold instruction for children in the classroom in order to increase access to content. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • First Things First (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 13, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine beliefs about home language and culture to ensure the whole child comes into the classroom; consider the value of strengthening the child's first language to foster learning and develop proficiency in English; and explore strategies to scaffold instruction for children in the classroom in order to increase access to content. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • The Learning is in the Struggle: A Mindset for Mathematical Success (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 13, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will learn about the growth mindset; experience how the mindset connects to math teaching and learning; and solve math problems and design activities that promote productive math struggle. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • Universal Design for Learning: Strategies to Support All Learners (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 13, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL); make the connection between student engagement and achievement; and build a toolkit of strategies to support student engagement. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • First Things First (LearnUFT Queens)
    April 13, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine beliefs about home language and culture to ensure the whole child comes into the classroom; consider the value of strengthening the child's first language to foster learning and develop proficiency in English; and explore strategies to scaffold instruction for children in the classroom in order to increase access to content. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • First Things First (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 13, 2019 - 12:15pm - 2:15pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine beliefs about home language and culture to ensure the whole child comes into the classroom; consider the value of strengthening the child's first language to foster learning and develop proficiency in English; and explore strategies to scaffold instruction for children in the classroom in order to increase access to content. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

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