RTC Update – May 2019

#CulturallyResponsiveEd  #SafeSecureSchools
5/8 Mental Health Education Law
5/15 Gender Identity
5/15 Empowering the Educator with

7/16 Youth Mental Health First Aid

3 hr Online Courses

5/20-5/23 Utilizing Amazon Echo in the
5/20–5/23 EdPuzzle & ENL Classroom -online
5/28–5/31 Resources to Support ELLs Over
the Summer Break – online
5/28–5/31 Read & Write to Support
Language Learning – online


Community Programs
5/13 Mental Health and Wellness 101
5/20 Human Trafficking


   Bell’Italia: Venezia, Firenze, Roma!

Cultural Immersion Experience

April 19 – 26, 2019

 Bell’Italia: Venezia, Firenze, Roma!

A group of educators led by Mr. Cosimo Mazzaferro and RTC STEAM Director Greg Montague traveled to Italy over Spring Break.   The 8 day trip included visits to Venice, Florence and Rome.  Participants experienced Italian culture and history first-hand to help bring their lessons to life!

Cultural Immersion Experience Italy Blog

The trip was sponsored by RTC Institute.

#TeacherLeaders #CulturalResponsiveEd

Master’s in Literacy – 36 Credit Program

Master’s in Literacy
Grades B-6 or 5-12
36 Credit Program

Join our next cohort! Start classes in Spring, Summer or Fall 2019!

Teachers with teaching certification and a master’s degree can submit
transcripts for review. Up to 12 credits may transfer toward a second master’s
degree in literacy

Why join the RTCI – SUNY New Paltz Master’s in Literacy program?

 Become a literacy specialist, working one-on-one with struggling readers and writers
 Be a literacy leader at your school or in your district
 Support ALL students with the literacy demands they face
 Increase your employment options by expanding your curriculum-writing and professional
development leadership skills
 Convenient locations, times, and schedules
 Reasonable pricing for graduate level courses
 Courses are offered in a variety of ways, face-to-face, hybrid, and online
 Enhance your knowledge with additional training in the area of literacy
 Qualified Teachers can take up to 6 credits without applying for the whole program
 This program supports Common Core Initiatives

For More Information
For application or New Paltz program questions: contact Amy Mackenzie at 914-552-5336 or

Cost per 3 credit Rockland course: $1050* On-campus courses are $1296*per 3 credit course. (*prices subject to change).

Contact us at 845-499-0851/email jmurray@rockteach.org or visit our website.

RTC Institute Update – April 2019 Update

Our April 2019  RTC Institute Update has information on graduate programs, graduate courses,

inservice and CTLE professional learning.

Click here to view the April 2019 RTC Institute Update