Local Workshops

NYS United Teachers Education and Learning Trust

Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment – Violence Prevention (H&S)

October 24th, 2018 4:30-7:30 pm

Center for the Arts Building
72 South Main Street
Homer, NY 13077

Instructor: Brad McKinney

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.

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National Board Certification INVEST IN YOURSELF!

National Board Certification Awareness Information Session
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 from 3:30PM - 5:30PM at the Cortland County Teacher Center

Center for the Arts Bldg
72 South Main Street
Homer, NY 13077

Instructors: Laura Havill and Amoreena Tellaeche

** This is the same as the 9/25/18 Awareness Session at TST BOCES **

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Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession's mark of accomplished teaching. It is:

* Built upon National Board Standards and the Five Core Propositions 
* Rigorous and performance-based
* Based on multiple measures
* Peer-reviewed
* Voluntary 
* Valid and reliable

National Board Certification is the most rigorous, coveted and respected certification available in education! It is part of the growing education reform movement that is advancing student learning, improving teaching and making schools better!! Research shows that the students of Board-certified teachers learn more than students in other classrooms, which is why many states and districts offer incentives for teachers to pursue Board certification.

This workshop will introduce you to the process of National Board, and encourage you to explore its many possibilities and benefits!! As a National Board Certified Teacher, you will join the ranks of the nation's most accomplished teachers who help students develop the necessary skills to thrive in school, in the workplace and in the 21st century global economy! You will get an overview of the National Board Certification (NBC) process for teachers, union leaders or administrators. You will know the requirements, timelines, fees, and options so that you are prepared to dive in...or encourage others to. It will also provide information about the professional, financial and technical supports available to candidates. This is professional development that is completely aligned with the New York State Teaching Standards and APPR. To date, more than 118,000 teachers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have achieved National Board Certification. You could be next!