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In-service Course Offerings And Registration

Workshops

Grant Year July 2021 -- June 2022
 
Registration:
Frontline / My Learning Plan
or
 

Fall 2022 offerings:

 
 Managing ADHD, Executive Functioning, and Behavior in the Classroom presented by Dr. Bonni Cohen (16 hrs/1 credit), Dates to be determined (course will be posted by June 17 on MLP)
 
8-hour/.5 credit courses proposed for Fall 2022 and not posted yet to MLP:  Parenting, Classroom Management I and II, Educational Psychology, Graphic Novels in the Classroom, Digital Literacy, Dyslexia in the Classroom (strategies) and Active Listening, Paraphrasing and Process Parts I and II.
 

Summer 2022 offerings: 

Co-sponsored by District Technology

**NOTE** if you plan to audit courses, or listen to presentations and not receive credits, there will be a SEPARATE REGISTRATION for those who want to AUDIT on MLP.  Please register on MLP in the correct course description.

Blended 12: Designing Choice Boards for Student Engagement-(48 hours/3 credits)- presented by Jackie G. July 11- August 8
Course Description 

Lumio (16 hrs/1 credit)-Presented by Dana Schultz August 3 - 10, 2022
Course Description

Summer Camp 2022 (16 -  presented by Jackie and Oz- August 15-18, 2022
Course Description 

 

Spring 2022 offerings

 
SUNY Stony Brook Informational Zoom Session ¨Educational Administration¨ program: Wednesday, June 1 @ 5 pm (see email & MLP for link)
 
CUNY Brooklyn College Informational Zoom Session ¨Students With Disabilities¨ cohort: Thursday, June 2 @ 4:30 pm (see email & MLP for link)
 
Best Practices Using Tech Tools (8 hrs) - presented by Safak Oz
 
Google Drive Organization (8 hrs) - presented by Jackie Gilmartin

Google Drive Organization (8 hrs)- presented by Jackie & Oz- Monday, June 27
Course description

 

Winter

January 2022 - Early March 2022

 

  NEW! Blended 11: See It! Hear It! Do It! (virtual/second presentation)

Click on flyer in Fall 2021 section below to vew class dates and time

 

NEW! Active Listening, Paraphrasing and Process (APP): The Three Essential Elements of Authentic Student Growth

3 Tuesdays: January 11, 18, 25, 2022 (virtual)

Facilitator: D. Bocchino 

Click here: Active Listening, Paraphrasing and Process (APP): The Three Essential Elements of Authentic Student Growth

 

 

NEW! Practical Classroom Applications of Education Psychology
3 Tuesdays: February 1, 8, 15 (in-person)
Facilitator: Dr. E. Andrew
Course description

Integrating Graphic Novels Into Your Classroom (third presentation)
Course description

NEW! 4 THURSDAY Virtual Mission Be Self-Care Voluntary Programs
*SEE MLP for program descriptions:
 
1. K-5 teachers (February 3)
2. 6-12 teachers (January 20)
3. K-5 support staff (Psychologists, Social Workers and Guidance Counselors - February 10)
4. 6-12 support staff (Psychologists, Social Workers and Guidance Counselors - January 27)
 
Each program is one 90 minute workshop that focuses on the educators' well being and self care.
Each workshop will allow participants to receive 90 minutes of CTLE.
Mission Be programming is sponsored by Pupil Personnel Services, Dr. Stephanie Allen-Executive Director.
 
 
 
 

Fall
September to December 2021

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Summer 2021

REGISTER ON Frontline / MY LEARNING PLAN
 
1. Project Lead The Way STEM based Problem Solving based on NGSS
June 29 and 30 and August 17 and 18 (wait list)
Place: In-person session at Teacher Center Classroom, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
2. Blended 10: The Flipped Classroom (July 12-August 9)

Presenter: Safak Ozsut, District Technology Staff Developer
Place: Virtual sessions (link will be emailed to participants)
Click here to view Blended 10 July/August flyer

3. SUMMER CAMP 2021*

Click here to view Summer Camp flyer

Presenters: Jackie Gilmartin and Safak Ozsut, District Technology Staff Developers
Place: Virtual sessions (link will be emailed to participants)
Dates: Monday – Thursday, August 15-18, 2021
Time:    8:30 am - 1:30 pm
--8:30 am to 9:00 am: pre-class questions and introductions
--1:00 pm to 1:30 pm: post-class questions and follow-up  
Credit: 15 hours (1 In-service credit) and 15 CTLE/ENL hours

*Registration: participants may receive credit or audit classes (attend sporadically to hear lesson)

4. Brooklyn College Virtual Informational Session
Wednesday, August 25, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Virtual session-link will be emailed to participants on MLP roster and emailed to district staff August 24
Facilitated by Director Susan McAuliffe and Adjunct Instructor John Felicciardi

 
 
 

 Grant Year July 2020--June 2021

Spring 2021

New!

1. Educating ENL Students: Strategies for Educators

Click here to view ENL Strategies June 19, 26 flyer

Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Andrew

Place: Virtual (Google Classroom): link will be emailed to participants

Dates: Two Saturdays: June 19 and 26

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Credit: 8 CTLE Professional Development hours (including ENL)

This eight-hour workshop provides educators with strategies designed to help ENL students succeed in any classroom. This workshop will include content that informs instructional delivery, methods of planning, classroom organization, and ways to create a safe learning space for ENL students. Practical applications will be discussed, and participants will be encouraged to actively participate throughout the workshop.
 
2. BLENDED 10: The Flipped Classroom (Presentation 1 of 2: April 19-June 7)
 
3. CUNY Brooklyn: Two courses--see link in blue tool bar for more information
 

Winter 2021

1. Blended 9 (2nd Presentation) "Supporting the 1:1 Classroom" Feb. 1 - April 5
 
2. Integrating Graphic Novels Into Your Classroom Curriculum: 2 presentations- April and May (K. Herz)
 
3. CUNY Brooklyn post-graduate: see link in blue toolbar for more information
 
 
 

Fall 2020

 1. Blended 9: "Supporting the 1:1 Classroom" Nov.- Jan. 2021
2. Ongoing: CUNY Brooklyn "Students With Disabilities" cohort. 
See CUNY link in left column. Cohort courses 1 and 2 Oct. - Dec.
 
 

Summer 2020

 
All summer online in-service presented below are approved for salary upgrade.
All Technology in-service are co-sponsored by the Port Washington Technology Department.
THANK YOU!
 
**CHECK MLP AND YOUR EMAIL FOR UPDATES**

Blended #8 Technology in the Culturally Responsive Classroom   June 18 - July 23, 2020  (J. Gilmartin) CLOSED~!

These classes will be posted for reegistration on Tuesday, July 20 at 8 am: 

1. Thursday, July 30 Google Classroom (8 hr/.5 credit)--instructor: Jackie Gilmartin, District Technology Staff Developer

Course Description: Come learn how to integrate the many tools available with Google Apps for Education to create the ultimate Google classroom. This course will offer teachers the opportunity to explore Google Calendar, Google Apps and Extensions and how to set up and manage a Google Classroom. Teachers will learn how to maximize the benefits of the Chrome browser and utilize Google’s mobile apps to make for a seamless experience on any device. During this hands-on workshop, teachers will learn how to improve communication, organization and collaboration through the integration of Google Apps for Education. Teachers will also be able to create new Google Classrooms for the coming school year. 

2. Tuesday, August 4  Student Engagement in Virtual Classrooms: Nearpod and Peardeck (8 hr/.5 credit)-

-Instructor: Dana Wisselman, Sousa I.T. 

Course Description: With distance learning it can be hard to keep your students engaged. Learn how to increase student engagement by integrating Nearpod and Peardeck into your lessons. Learn the basics of creating and presenting with Pear Deck and NearPod, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students remotely, as well as how to use the features of both tools to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons. Whether you are teaching remotely or in the classroom, Nearpod and Peardeck are a wonderful addition to any classroom learning environment. 

3. Thursday, August 6  Formative Assessment Tools - Quizlet, Kahoot, Quizziz, EdPuzzle, Google Forms (8 hr/.5 credit)

--Instructor: Jackie Gilmartin, District Technology Staff Developer

Course Description: The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by teachers to improve instruction and by students to improve learning. The use of these online formative assessments tools will help teachers and students identify their strengths and target areas that need improvement.  There are a variety of online tools that can be utilized for formative assessment with students. This course will review the features of Quizlet, Kahoot, Quizziz, EdPuzzle and Google Forms and how they can be effectively integrated into the classroom.

 4. Tuesday, August 11  Book Creator (8 hr/.5 credit)- Instructor: Eric Sutz, Salem Teacher

Course Description: Book Creator for Chrome is a digital publishing tool that helps students create, read and share interactive books on a Chromebook or desktop computer. Book Creator allows for text, images, audio, video and links to online resources to be added to any page. Students can also draw, add shapes, comic templates, stickers and emojis. If you can’t find what you need, use the built-in Google Image Search. Book Creator is flexible enough to use in any subject, with any grade level. During this hands-on workshop, teachers will learn first hand how to work with the Book Creator tools, explore the vast library of Teacher Resources, Learn how to create and manage a class library as well as all the tools to support students as they begin to create their own books. Participants will leave the workshop with the skills and confidence to successfully deliver a Book Creator lesson with their students.

5.  Tuesday, August 13; 8:30-4:30 SeeSaw (8 hr/.5 credit) Instructor: Dana Wisselman, Sousa I.T.

Course Description: Seesaw is a platform for student engagement where teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval. During this hands-on workshop, teachers will learn how to use the creative tools, explore as a student, search classroom activity ideas and build their own classroom with activities.

6. Friday, August 21 Nearpod and See Saw (8 hr/.5 credit) --Instructor: Dana Wisselman, Sousa I.T. 

 Course Description:  Note: There has been a DATE AND TITLE CHANGE to this workshop, which was originally scheduled for August 18 as "Boom Cards." Due to district meeting scheduling conflicts, the NEW DATE is FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. BOOM CARDS will no longer be presented. This workshop will be an presentation of both Nearpod and See Saw for anyone who missed the first presentations. Morning Session (9:30 am - 1:30 pm): NEARPOD--With distance learning it can be hard to keep your students engaged. Learn how to increase student engagement by integrating Nearpod into your lessons. Learn the basics of creating and presenting with NearPod, best practices for leading discussions and engaging students remotely, as well as how to use the features to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous remote lessons. Whether you are teaching remotely or in the classroom, Nearpod is a wonderful addition to any classroom learning environment. Afternoon Session: (1:30 pm - 5:30 pm)  SEESAW-- A platform for student engagement where teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students "show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It's simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval. During this hands-on workshop, teachers will learn how to use the creative tools, explore as a student, search classroom activity ideas and build their own classroom with activities.

 Don't Forget!

Collegial Circles: Perfect for Teacher Collaboration!
Collegial Circles provide educators with structured time for collegial support and study as well as an opportunity for
 reflection on classroom practices. Bonus:  Make your own hours!  The program enables educators to identify needs for professional growth and to satisfy these needs through sharing and group problem-solving. Therefore, a formal support process, Collegial Circles, is established for sharing expertise and for problem-solving through group processes. In-service credit can be earned by active participation and attendance.  Want more information?  Click on the "Digital Collegial Circles" link in the left toolbar on this page.
 
 

2021 Winter

 
 

Fall  2020

 
This is the second presentation of this cohort in Port Washington.  This cohort was presented the 2018-19 school year.
*Informational ZOOM Session: Monday, June 15 @3:00 PM
 
 
 
 

Workshops

 Grant Year July 2019--June 2020

 Previously presented:
Effective Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Equity  & Engagement (Presented July 2019)
 
Coding In The Classroom with Code.org (Presented Aug. 2019) 
 
Blended #7 (Oct-Dec. 2019)
 
Classroom Management (January 2020)
 
Coding With Dash (January 2020)

All Classes Cancelled due to Covid-19 March 13, 2020.  All Professional Development offered through Technology Staff Developer Jackie Gilmartin from March 19-June 12, 2020.

UPCOMING IN-SERVICE: Click on the class title to view the flyer 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PORT WASHINGTON TEACHER CENTER
DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE:
All participants in Teacher Center courses scheduled after March 17, 2020
are postponed until  June 30, 2020. The following courses were scheduled for the spring of 2020, and will be rescheduled as either a face-to-face or online workshop when instructors are ready to present in the 2020-2021 Grant Year:

 *New! Literacy Practice That Help Diverse Learners 

*This workshop meets Language Acquisition (ENL) CTLE requirements

 *New! Literacy Practice That Help Diverse Learners 

*This workshop meets Language Acquisition (ENL) CTLE requirements

Collegial Circles: Perfect for Teacher Collaboration!
Collegial Circles provide educators with structured time for collegial support and study as well as an opportunity for
 reflection on classroom practices. Bonus:  Make your own hours!  The program enables educators to identify needs for professional growth and to satisfy these needs through sharing and group problem-solving. Therefore, a formal support process, Collegial Circles, is established for sharing expertise and for problem-solving through group processes. In-service credit can be earned by active participation and attendance.  Want more information?  Click on the "Digital Collegial Circles" link in the left toolbar.

Technology Inservice
Technology Staff Developer Jackie Gilmartin
Jackie's Blended courses are always in high demand. Participants are chosen from a lottery draw one month before the start of the first Blended offering. Maximum participants for each class is 25.
The following are the proposed dates for this year's Blended courses:
 
Blended #7:  Monday 9/23 - Monday, 11/18 (This is the 3rd of the Blended 7 classes.  Registration is closed).
Blended #8: Tuesday, 1/7 - Tuesday, 3/10 (not posted to MLP/lottery system to pick participants in December).
Blended #8: Tuesday, 3/24 - Tuesday, 5/26 (not posted/lottery system for participants from December group of names).
Blended #8: July 2020 (not posted)
 
FALL Post-Graduate COHORTS
ANYONE with a Master's Degree may join this cohort,
even if he/she does not work in Port Washington.
 
 SUNY  Stony Brook Educational Leadership (School Building Leader/School District Leader), 32 credits) cohort is postponed until January 2020.  Interested?  Please register now!  Follow link to register.  DEADLINE November 1 with SUNY SBU.  Registration with Teacher Center is ongoing with MLP.  Click  on the SUNY tab on the left toolbar.
*Unfortunatley, this cohort did not meet the required participant count of 12; therefore it is postponed.
 
CUNY Brooklyn: Interested in joining a Special Education or Gifted and Talented (9 or 12 credits) post-graduate class?* Registeration on MLP
More information: click on the CUNY tab on the left toolbar.

Grant Year In-service July 2018-June 2019

September - December 2018
Saturday, October 13th (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Creating the Ultimate Google Classroom  
Instructor: Technology Staff Developer Jackie Gilmartin
Creating the Ultimate Google Classroom:
October 16 and December 11 (2 Face-to-Face meetings)
NEW!  BLENDED #6: THE CHROMEBOOK CLASSROOM 
Instructor: Technology Staff Developer Jackie Gilmartin
BLENDED #6: THE CHROMEBOOK CLASSROOM:
Saturday, October 20 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
5 Essential Elements of Classroom Management: 
Instructor: Weber Music Teacher Elizabeth Andrew
Five Essential Elements of Classroom Management:
hursday, November 1 (3:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
Increasing Family Engagement for Academic Success of ELLs
Sponsored by NYSUT and LINC (L.I. Network of Centers)
Presenter:  Monica Aston
Increasing Family Engagement for Academic Success of ELLs Nov. 1:
Saturday, November 17 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
HyperDocs 
Instructor: Technology Staff Developer Jackie Gilmartin
HyperDocs Digital Lessons:

WINTER 2019 Workshops 

BLENDED #6: THE CHROMEBOOK CLASSROOM
January 7/8 and March 11/12, 2019
(2 Face-to-Face MONDAY meetings, each group)
Instructor:  Jackie Gilmartin, District Staff Technology Developer
 
Back by popular demand; first presented October 2018
BLENDED #6: THE CHROMEBOOK CLASSROOM:
GUIDED READING 
    January 17, 24, 31, 2019 (3 Thursdays) 
Original start date of January 10 postponed 
        Instructor: Literacy Specialist Maureen Peraza
GUIDED READING JANUARY 2019:
ADVANCED CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
4 Thursdays: Jan.  31,  Feb. 7 and 28th and March 7
Instructor:  Elizabeth Andrew
DEFENSIVE DRIVING
Two Wednesdays: February 13 and 27
Instructor: NTSB Professional
DEFENSIVE DRIVING:

SPRING 2019 Workshops 

BLENDED #7: Make Learning APP-tastic!
April 1-June 10, 2019(2 Face-to-Face MONDAY meetings-see flyer link for details)
Instructor:  Jackie Gilmartin, District Staff Technology Developer
 
*This class will be repeated in July 2019
 
BLENDED #7-Make Learning APP-Tastic!
 
SUNY STONY BROOK Educational Administration
Combined SBL/SDL Certifcation Cohort
INFORMATIONAL SESSION
 May date TBD
Learn more about the combined School District/School Business Leader Certification
Projected cohort start: September 2019
15 members needed to start cohort
Register on MLP!
 
 
NEW!   CLOSE READING  
Saturday, June 1
Instructor: Maureen Peraza, Reading Specialist
Location: Teacher Center Classroom, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
CLOSE READING June 1 with M. Peraza: