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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

| 9:00 am – 11:00 am

In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine the characteristics of English language learners in each stage of second-language acquisition and plan instruction to meet the needs of ELLs. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

| 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

| 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine the characteristics of English language learners in each stage of second-language acquisition and plan instruction to meet the needs of ELLs. Two CTLE hours will be offered.

| 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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 ELLs. Two CTLE hours will be provided.

| 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this LearnUFT workshop for Bronx teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will identify the underlying causes of challenging student behavior. Group members will also explore strategies to support students social emotional development and develop a toolkit of strategies for organizing and maintaining effective learning environments. Two CTLE hours will be available.

| 9:00 am – 11:00 am

In this LearnUFT workshop for Bronx 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 which facilitate writing through speaking and listening. Two CTLE hours will be available.

| 9:00 am – 11:00 am

In this LearnUFT workshop for Bronx teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore research-based core principles as a frame for ENL instruction, practice engaging instructional 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 available.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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 available.

| 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

How do educators know if instruction is impacting student learning? This LearnUFT workshop for Bronx teachers and paraprofessionals will focus on how to use formative assessments to check for understanding to guide student learning and instructional practice. Two CTLE hours will be available.