2020 Summer Seminars

*To register for these seminars, please click on the title of the seminar and it will direct you to Frontline to register.

Addressing Anti-LGBTQ Bullying and Harassment in Schools

Seminar for Teachers and SRPs 

08/11/2020    12:30 PM

According to GLSEN’s 2017 National School Climate Survey, 8 in 10 LGBTQ middle and high school students experience anti-LGBTQ verbal harassment, and over a third miss school for feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. This seminar brings awareness to the challenges LGBTQ students face and how educators can take pro-active steps to prevent or intervene when students are being discriminated against because they are LGBTQ. (2 hours)  (This seminar was previously titled LGBTQ: Bullying and Harassment)

Dignity Act: Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention

Seminar for Teachers and SRPs
08/12/2020 3:00 PM
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08/13/2020 3:00 PM

The Dignity Act maintains that it is the policy of the State of New York to afford all students in public schools an environment free of discrimination and harassment (Education Law 10). This interactive and discussion-based program examines harassment, discrimination and bullying as it relates to, but is not limited to, those acts based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, gender or sex. Participants will engage in authentic conversations and reflections about harassment, discrimination and bullying as well as explore the impact of social constructs in their personal and professional lives. This training can be offered on-site or as a hybrid and fulfills the state requirements for six clock hours of coursework or training in the Dignity Act in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. The Dignity Act does not count towards CTLE hours. (6 hours)

Educators Valuing Diversity

Seminar for Teachers  

08/13/2020   9:30 AM   

This seminar is designed to help teachers educate their students who will be living in a world of diverse communities. It will promote awareness of global differences while identifying shared values. It encourages the understanding of one’s own culture as the doorway to understanding other cultures. Designed for New Teachers. (2 hours)

Family Partnerships to Improve Classroom Behavior 

Seminar for SRPs

08/20/2020  12:30 PM

This seminar engages educators in discussing the benefits of having consistent and positive family school partnerships through frequent communication. Family Partnerships to Improve Classroom Behavior focuses on how educators can improve and enhance classroom behaviors and relationships with the students and families they serve. (3 hours)     

Increasing Family Engagement to Promote the Achievement of ELLs

Seminar for Teachers and SRPs

08/18/2020 9:00 AM

What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners. Time will be provided to create a parent engagement plan to target specific academic outcomes for ELLs. (3 hours)

Proactively Confronting Trauma in the Classroom and Other Learning Spaces

Seminar for SRPs

08/19/2020    3:00 PM

Students are affected by their experiences and impacted by the situations and events that they witness. Exposure to trauma and traumatic events often create social, emotional and behavioral problems that can hinder academic progress. This seminar will provide School-Related Professionals (SRPs) with an understanding of how trauma affects students and offer an opportunity to develop strategies to support and promote school wide success. (3 hours)   

Understanding and Supporting Students with Autism in Schools

Seminar for Teachers and SRPs
08/18/2020 9:00 AM
Ending the achievement gap between students with and without disabilities requires addressing the essential factors that can influence their success. This three-hour training provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar provides evidence-based, pro-active strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASDs succeed in schools today. (3 hours)

Understanding Diversity: How Our Schools Are Changing

Seminar for SRPs
08/20/2020 10:00 AM
This seminar is designed to help educate students who will be living in a world of diverse communities. It will promote awareness of global differences while identifying shared values. It encourages the understanding of one’s own culture as the doorway to understanding other cultures. (2 hours)