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Current Offerings

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by: Mid-State RBERN

April 5, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077
Participants will explore the basic tenets of cultural awareness and culturally responsive instruction through discussion, case studies, and activities. Special emphasis will be placed on research into how instruction, culture, and the brain interact. This workshop is based on the text "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain" by Zaretta Hammond. Participants will: Increase awareness of culture and culturally responsive teaching. Explore how brain research can help you become a more culturally responsive teacher. Obtain tools and techniques for promoting more engagement and rigor among culturally and linguistically diverse students. Two dates-participants must attend both sessions for CTLE credit. Register on Frontline/MLP

21st Century Skills for Teachers presented by: NYSUT Education & Learning Trust
July 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077
This seminar is designed to address one of the NYS Teaching Standards priorities by helping teachers understand that knowledge is expanding at a more rapid rate than ever anticipated. Information and communication are changing how we teach and how students learn. Routine skills are no longer the basis for the workplace or the classroom. The seminar will emphasize that today’s students and teachers must be able to communicate, share, and use information in a number of diverse ways. We will discover together that using information and solving complex problems as we adapt and innovate to a changing work environment is critical to student success in our world. Technology and problem solving skills will be defined as successful learning and the participants will develop strategies to share those skills with their students. Email Meghan LeSuer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment – Violence Prevention (Health &Safety Certification) presented by: NYSUT ELT
July 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077
This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave, intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior, how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior. Email Meghan LeSuer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Constructivist Teaching and Learning presented by: NYSUT ELT
August 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Center for the Arts, 72 South Main Street, Homer, NY 13077
This seminar will address one of the priorities of the NYS Teaching Standards. Teachers must consider how each student learns. Understanding how to address this in the classroom means that teachers must implement a variety of instructional strategies. Participants will explore how students learn when they “build” the learning for themselves. When students are asked to classify, analyze, predict and create, they begin to think critically and ask questions in order to understand the complex material presented to them in school and in the world. Email Meghan LeSuer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.