September 2017 Issue
August 30, 2017

Resources for you

Source: NYSUT United

Posters, brochures and fliers, oh my!

NYSUT Hispanic Heritage poster 2017 - Sylvia MendezNYSUT's wide variety of more than two dozen history posters — including the newest Hispanic Heritage Month poster that honors civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez — brochures for educators and parents, the popular Buy American guide, and bookmarks are available in our sleek new online Publications Ordering Catalog on

Best of all, limited quantities are FREE for NYSUT members and leaders. It's so easy: Browse the items by category, add items to your cart, log in and place your order electronically. Or, if you are in a hurry and like doing things yourself, publications can be downloaded in PDF format for printing from your own computer.

Place your order today at

New seminars for SRPs

SRPs Annie McClintock and Cheryl Rockhill talk with NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango during ELT training this summer. Photo by El-Wise Noisette.
From left, SRPs Annie McClintock and Cheryl Rockhill talk with NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango during ELT training this summer. Photo by El-Wise Noisette.

NYSUT's Education & Learning Trust offers three new seminars to its already extensive list of offerings geared toward School-Related Professionals: "5 Tips to Diffuse Difficult Behaviors in Today's Schools," "Cognitive Strategies and Engagement," and "Understanding Diversity: How Our Schools Are Changing."

Thanks to more than 30 SRP leaders who participated in a recent two-day "train-the-trainer" workshop, these important seminars are available to NYSUT SRP members statewide. For more about the train-the-trainer workshop, visit To access a complete list of ELT seminars and courses, visit

Teacher Tuesdays

Teacher TuesdaysEducators can take advantage of free learning sessions every Tuesday at an Apple store near you: Encouraging creativity with GarageBand This hands-on session is designed to show teachers how to create a project using GarageBand on iPad. You'll learn how to record, edit and mix, so you can engage students with what they're learning. Discover how to create inspiring projects that let students express their creativity. Collaborating with Keynote Team up with other teachers and create an interactive project using Keynote and iPad.

You'll discover how Keynote can help you and your students brainstorm ideas together, foster critical thinking and personalize learning. Storytelling with iMovie From building communication skills to encouraging collaboration, iMovie for iPad lets students create their own story and helps you teach in a visual way.

Collaborate with other teachers as you learn, through a hands-on project, the basics of adding media, editing and more. All three sessions are recommended for educators of students ages 5–18. To find out more about Teacher Tuesdays and other learning opportunities, visit

Easing fear, anxiety

Share My Lesson and the National Education Association offer resources for teachers to help them address with students the recent racist and anti-Semitic events in Charlottesville, Va., and their aftermath.

Visit and for classroom lessons and resources.

Additionally,, a website traditionally devoted to English language learners, has materials to support students who feel attacked. It can be applied to many scenarios where students are bullied:

The Anti-Defamation League has compiled resources as well:

Educators are also sharing resources on social media using #CharlottesvilleCurriculum.

Coming Up

Sept. 11–12

  • NYS Board of Regents meets, Albany

Sept. 15–16

  • NYSUT Board of Directors meets, NYSUT headquarters, Latham

Oct. 14–29

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks take place at locations around the state. See page 23 for details.

Oct. 16–17

  • NYS Board of Regents meets, Albany

Oct. 20–22

  • SRP Leadership Conference, The Desmond, Albany

Oct. 22–26

  • AFL-CIO Convention, St. Louis, Mo.

Oct. 27–29

  • Community College Conference, Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs

Oct. 31

  • National Day of Action for Campus Equity

Nov. 7

  • Election Day. Vote NO! on state constitutional convention referendum.