Get certified with NYSUT ELT
If certification is in your future, NYSUT’s Education and Learning Trust can help. It offers more than 60 New York State Education Department-approved courses in a number of certification areas, including Literacy; Students With Disabilities; TESOL/Bilingual; Guidance; and a host of other titles.
Prevention and intervention training for harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination in schools is also available. NYSUT ELT offers a six-hour professional development course that satisfies SED requirements for a Dignity for All Students Act certificate.
Visit NYSUT ELT’s certification website at http://elt.nysut.org/certification; contact NYSUT ELT at 800-528-6208, or firstname.lastname@example.org for course listings and information.
For information about your individual certification needs, contact NYSED’s Office of Teaching Initiatives, www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate.
ELT training for AP educators
NYSUT headquarters in Latham is the site of a four-day Advanced Placement Summer Institute, July 17–20, designed for those new to teaching AP® courses or experienced educators desiring new strategies and methods to improve their teaching. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course offerings include: AP® Calculus AB, AP® English Literature and Composition, AP® Environmental Science, AP® Statistics, AP® US History and AP® World History. As an approved CTLE provider, ELT courses can be used toward CTLE fulfillment. For more information or to register, visit ELT at http://elt.nysut.org/professional-development/advanced-placement-summer-institute.
Workshop on earth science
The New York State Museum hosts an earth science teacher workshop July 11–13 at SUNY Geneseo. The workshop provides a three-day, hands-on educational experience for New York earth science/physical setting teachers. Participants are immersed in geology and paleontology for a minimum of eight hours each day, totaling 24 contact hours of continuing education credits. Two field trips with experts help integrate learned knowledge with real world geo-paleo experiences and will assist teachers in building better rock, fossil, mineral and photo collections for use in the classroom.
Registration applications are due June 1. Go to www.nysm.nysed.gov/programs/dh-cadwell-earth-science-workshop for more information and to submit a registration application.
Celebrate Flag Day
K–12 teachers can find tools and resources to help teach students about the history of the U.S. flag and its importance by visiting the National Education Association’s web page, www.nea.org/tools/lessons/59334.htm.
You’ll find images, audio files, videos and e-books to help students learn about the history of the Stars & Stripes and Flag Day — June 14 — as well as flag laws and flag etiquette. Activities and crafts, such as coloring pages, poetry, worksheets, word jumbles and word search puzzles, are also featured.
Similar resources can be found on www.sharemylesson.com, a website powered by the American Federation of Teachers.
Summer STEM programs
The 10th edition of NYSUT's SEMI High Tech U Teacher Edition takes place Aug. 22–23 at NYSUT headquarters in Latham. SEMI HTU is an interactive experience for educators that exposes them to potential careers for their students in the semiconductor and microelectronics industry. SEMI HTU is an intensive two-day, industry-led introduction to the high tech industry and identifies potential career paths and education requirements for students.
The program is appropriate for elementary, middle and high school educators and school counselors. To register, go to www.nysut.org/eReg/SHTU17. For more information, call Terry McSweeney, 518- 213-6000, ext. 6047 or email email@example.com.
The STEM Collaborative Summer Institute takes place July 30–Aug. 1 at SUNY Alfred College of Technology. The STEM Collaborative, composed of statewide math, science, technology and engineering associations, offers presentations geared to all learning levels. To register, go to www.nysstemeducation.org.