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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

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for middle school teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will build an awareness of the Principles of Effective Vocabulary Instruction to support the development of oral and written language abilities of English language learners across content areas.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

| 9:00 am – 11:00 am

In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will describe the various student attributes for 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 ELLs. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

| 9:00 am – 11:00 am

In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore research-based core principles as a frame for English as a New Language instruction, practice engaging strategies to increase ELL students' access to content, reflect on how specific strategies promote integration of content and methodology and build a toolbox of techniques for integrated ENL classrooms. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

| 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will describe the various student attributes for 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 ELLs. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

| 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore research-based core principles as a frame for English as a New Language instruction, practice engaging strategies to increase ELL students' access to content, reflect on how specific strategies promote integration of content and methodology and build a toolbox of techniques for integrated ENL classrooms. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for 3K–2 teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will experience hand-on activities that link what we know about the brain and its connection to early learning.

| 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for Manhattan teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will identify the underlying causes of challenging student behavior and explore strategies to support students' social-emotional development. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

| 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for Manhattan teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will describe various student attributes for language proficiency levels and use the New Language Progressions to design instruction for ELL students. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for Manhattan teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will practice strategies for engaging students productively in the writing process, make connections between pre-writing activities and the writing process and experience activities that facilitate writing through speaking and listening. Two CTLE hours will be available.