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
  • From Here to There: Engaging in Historical Thinking (LearnUFT Bronx)
    March 25, 2019 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Bronx teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore strategies for engaging students in historical thinking using arts aligned tools to build historical awareness. Participants will also analyze multiple sources in order to make claims as they interpret historical events. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Specially Designed Instruction: Putting the Individual in IEP (LearnUFT High Schools)
    March 27, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will define Specially Designed Instruction, understand the barriers to learning as they apply to the most common classifications for students with disabilities, identify strategies to address student needs, and specially design instruction (using an IEP) to meet the unique needs of a student. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

  • ELLs in the Mathematics Classroom (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn 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.

  • Strengthening Literacy Skills Through Vocabulary Instruction: What's the Word? (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine the research that demonstrates how continuous vocabulary development strengthens students as independent learners, unpack the Common Core Language Standards for Vocabulary and learn strategies for explicit instruction of vocabulary. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Integrated Co-Teaching Models (LearnUFT Queens)
    March 30, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    In this LearnUFT session 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.

  • Getting to Know Our ELLs: Understanding the Language Proficiency Levels of Our Students (LearnUFT Queens)
    March 30, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will describe the various student attributes for their designated language proficiency levels, use the New Language Progressions to design instruction for ELL students and incorporate strategies to increase interaction and critical thinking for ELL students. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Integrated Co-Teaching Models (LearnUFT Queens)
    March 30, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    In this LearnUFT session 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.

  • Getting to Know Our ELLs: Understanding the Language Proficiency Levels of Our Students (LearnUFT Queens)
    March 30, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will describe the various student attributes for their designated language proficiency levels, use the New Language Progressions to design instruction for ELL students and incorporate strategies to increase interaction and critical thinking for ELL students. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

  • Creating a Classroom Team: Paraprofessionals and Teachers Working Together (LearnUFT High Schools)
    April 3, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will learn how to collaborate to create a successful classroom environment. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

  • Working Together: Integrated Partnerships in the ENL Classroom (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 4, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn 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.

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