Byram Hills Learning Lab

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Byram Hills is offering TWO Learning Lab courses for the SPRING 2021 semester :)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

Course 1:  Facilitating Academic Resilience 

(30 Hours, 2 In-Service Credits)

4/13/21 - 5/17/21 - ONLINE Course

How can you ensure that each of your learners is able to access learning and succeed in any learning environment? The teacher's role as a facilitator of learning has become more relevant than ever. Explore strategies to help students navigate their learning environment to build academic resilience, accelerate student learning, and support social-emotional learning and executive functioning. This course will help you rethink instruction to prioritize differentiation and scaffolds that will meet all learners' needs.

1. Explore and develop strategies to help students manage and self regulate in any learning environment.
2. Gain strategies and structures to support differentiated student engagement
3. Explore graphic organizers and other scaffolding tools to engage students in the learning process and develop executive function.
4. Develop purposeful opportunities for students to self-assess and reflect, as well as to support students' executive function and social and emotional learning.
5. Create structures and protocols to support students during collaborative activities and develop the 5 competencies of SEL.
6. Explore opportunities to build a learning community with parents, caregivers, aides, and/or paras to create an optimal learning environment

*Completion of this course requires a 5 Hour Independent Action Research Component*

COST: The cost for this course is $260. Registration cannot be approved on MLP until payment is received at District Office.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2021

REGISTER HERE!

 

 

Course 2:  Prioritizing Social and Emotional Learning

(30 Hours, 2 In-Service Credits)

4/13/21 - 5/17/21 - ONLINE Course 

Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a major role in one's success in life and career. Being in touch with emotions, controlling them, setting and achieving goals, engaging with others in socially appropriate ways, demonstrating empathy toward others, establishing positive relationships, and taking responsibility in life are critical skills that are not necessarily included in school curricula.

How can these critical skills be developed while students are not physically in school every day? In the hybrid learning model, synchronous instruction is redesigned to allow for, and in many cases, prioritize, Social and Emotional Learning.

In this course, explore the 5 competencies of social-emotional learning and develop structures and strategies to prioritize them in a Hybrid Learning Environment.

*Required text for this course is Students Taking Charge in Grades K-5 or Students Taking Charge in Grades 6-12 by Dr. Nancy Sulla

This course is not available to those who already took "Social Emotional Learning in a Hybrid Learning Environment"

*Completion of this course requires a 5 Hour Independent Action Research Component*

COST: The cost for this course is $260. Registration cannot be approved on MLP until payment is received at District Office.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2021

REGISTER HERE!

 

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Attendance Expectations: Teachers are expected to attend all sessions of the course in order to receive credit. In the event a class is missed due to unforeseen circumstances, teachers may request a meeting with District Office Administration, in writing, to discuss a remedy.

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