Crisis and New Beginnings: Getting Unstuck from Adversity and Developing New Steps

March 1, 2021
4 – 5 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Amelio D’Onofrio, Psychologist, former Fordham University Professor
In this interactive webinar, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own experience of the difficulties and trauma of this past year. We will explore the stories about ourselves and our world that we have constructed and how those stories may have at times kept us stuck and at times freed us to be more ourselves. We will examine ways to empower ourselves to forge new attitudes and new acts of self-creation that will help us heal and feel more whole. We’ll explore such questions as: How do we mourn what we have lost yet develop a vision for the future? How does my attitude or that of those around me help or hinder my ability to develop and commit to a new plan of action? What kind of receptivity might I need to cultivate to allow others in and help me feel more connected? By the end of the session, participants will have gained a greater level of self-awareness as to their own process and will have outlined the next steps to take on their respective journeys.

Audience: Open to all Educators
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CTLE Credits Hours: 1 hour (in-class participation)

Empowering Families Through Play

March 4, 2021
4 – 5 p.m.

Presenter: Marie Stamps, The Cooke Institute
Play is key to learning in the early years. In this webinar participants will explore ways in which they can educate and support their children’s families on the value of play, and its role in learning. They will also learn of resources to strengthen the home-school connection and discuss the benefits of this collaboration on the overall language and literacy development of their children.

Audience: Early Childhood Educators, School Administrators, Assistant Teachers, Related Service Providers/Out-of-Classroom Staff, Paraprofessionals
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CTLE Credits Hours: 1 hour (in-class participation)

Students Learn to Think Critically about the Central Idea of a Text

March 18, 2021
3 – 4 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Liz Locatelli, Learner-Centered Initiatives – LCI
The sudden switch to online learning and the inconsistencies in students’ schedules are the resulting learning gaps. How can we address this gap? There is no easy answer, but having the tools to learn to think critically about a text is part of the solution. In this webinar, participants will deepen their ability to create lessons that help students to think critically about the central idea of a text by:

  • engaging in a simulated lesson that models best practices.
  • reflecting on how the various aspects of the lesson affected their thinking.
  • exploring ways to scaffold a lesson on central idea and use formative assessments to provide timely feedback.

Audience: Open to all Educators
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CTLE Credits Hours: 1 hour (in-class participation)

Maturing in Excellence: Developing Habits that Support Growing Adolescents

March 22, 2021
4 – 5 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Shana Eutsay, Fordham University
The students in our 6th grade class, become adolescents shortly before entering high school. Middle school is a precious and unique growth period and Dr. Eutsay who understands and works with young adolescents, taps into their interest and eagerness for discovery and learning to develop thinking, organizational and study habits that set them for success during their high school years and beyond. In this interactive webinar, participants will deepen their knowledge about the development of the young adolescents and extend their strategy repertoire to effectively prepare them for a successful end of the year and high school.

Audience: Open to all Educators
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CTLE Credits Hours: 1 hour (in-class participation)

Extending Google Tools to Create Units of Study

March 24, 2021
4 – 5 p.m.

Presenter: Deirdre Mc Elroy, Teacher/Google Certified Educator, Holy Trinity School
This second session will support teachers as they continue to implement G Suite for Education tools in the classroom. Teachers will build upon the concepts shared in the first session so that they can create a routine and/a unit of study utilizing Google tools.
During this interactive session, participants will:

  • Learn how to organize and plan ahead using Google tools
  • Create units of study or projects using Google tools
  • Collaborate to practice making these tools

Audience: Open to all Educators
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CTLE Credits Hours: 1 hour (in-class participation)

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