RTCI Update September 2021-October 2021


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Online Academy (OLA)

15 hour online courses for In-service or CTLE: $150 / $125 for member districts

Registration for OLA

October 7, 2021 – November 18, 2021
Yogapalooza – Teaching Kids Yoga and Mindfulness with Confidence **New**
Facilitator: Bari Koral

Increasing Student Engagement Through Project Based Learning **New**
Facilitator: Dani Kennis

Teaching ENL Learners Through Engaging Technology **New**
Facilitator: Christina Amendola

Using Google Tools for Collaboration, Enrichment and Differentiation of
Instructor: Dorit Eilon

Balance the Mind and Heart: Creating Resilient Schools that Address the
Social, Emotional, Ethical, and Academic Needs of Students Social Work
Instructor: Cecile Wren


ABA information session on Zoom 11/4/21

School Wellness Institute, August 10-12, 2021

What is the School Wellness Summer Institute? SNAP-Ed Hudson Valley’s School Wellness Summer Institute is dynamic event scheduled for August 10 – 12, 2021 and designed to bring together (virtually) school staff and administration from across the Hudson Valley to inspire, educate and engage. Through live virtual activities, participants will gain knowledge, skills and abilities to start, strengthen and or expand school wellness efforts for staff, students and families.

When: August 10-12, 2021 (Choose the sessions you want and are able to attend)

Location: Online, Registration Required

What will happen at the virtual institute?

The SNAP-Ed Virtual Conference will be held for 3 days with a focus on building skills, connecting programs, inspiring creativity, and strengthening wellness.

Each day participants will have a chance to:

· Connect ideas, practices and efforts across the Hudson Valley and beyond with and current efforts

· Grow a deeper understanding of why food and movement matter in a school

· Demonstrate their own experiences and ideas with their fellow participants.

· Reflect on what they learned and consider how they will apply new ideas to their current work.

Stipends will be available for those who work in schools that qualify for SNAP-Ed programming (50% or greater Free and Reduced Lunch rates).

RegisteClick here to register.

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


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

Join our next cohort! Start classes in Fall 2021! Call or email us now!

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
Reasons to choose our 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 times, and schedules
• Reasonable pricing for graduate level courses
• Enhance your knowledge with additional training in the area of literacy
• Teachers can apply as a non-degree student and take up to 6 credits before applying to
matriculate into the program
• This program supports Common Core Initiatives

For More Information For application or New Paltz program questions, contact Kathleen Lord at
lordk@newpaltz.edu or call 508-965-6084.

Registrations through RTCI/Mylearningplan/Frontline

The Cost is $1125* per 3 credit course.
For RTCI registration help contact Joleen Murray at jmurray@rockteach.org or call 845-553-9516.
Registrations through New Paltz the cost is $1413* per 3 credit course.

For New Paltz registration contact Dylan Hurley at hurleyd@newpaltz.edu or call 845-257-3299.
(*prices subject to change without notice).

This is program is approved by NYSED to be delivered synchronously online.

RTC Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.
Website: www.rockteach.org

RTC Summer Trainings 2021

RTC Summer 2021 Trainings 

7/6/21-7/8/21 Bring your Lesson to Life with Personalized Video Using Screencastify – asynchronous 3 hours 

7/8/21- 8/19/21 Ready, Set, Teach…From Anywhere – 15 hours, asynchronous 7/8/21- 8/19/21 SEL in the Blended Classroom – 15 hours, asynchronous 

7/12/21- 7/14/21 Create and Edit a Podcast Using a FREE Online Audio Editor App in Google Drive – asynchronous – 3 hours 

7/21/21- 7/23/21 Using Spreadsheets in the Classroom – Google Sheets – asynchronous – 3 hours 

7/22/21 1PM Race Conscious Pedagogy – Zoom – 3 hours 

7/26/21 4PM Get Your Gamification On – Zoom – 1 hour 

7/29/21 4PM Grading and Giving Feedback in Google Classroom – Zoom – 1 hour 8/4/21 9AM Youth Mental Health First Aid – 6.5 synchronous and asynchronous 8/4/21 4PM Creating In Seesaw – Zoom – 1 hour 

8/10/21 4PM Screencastify- More than just making videos – Zoom – 1 hour 

RTC Online Academy Courses 

15 hour Inservice or CTLE $150 ($125 for staff from member districts/schools) 

7/7/21-8/18/21 Helping to Prevent the Summer Slide for ENL Students ELL CTLE – New 

7/7/21-8/18/21 Emotional Intelligence, Reflective Practice and the Theory of Self- First Social Work CEUs 

7/7/21-8/18/21 Digital Tools to Differentiate Teaching 

7/7/21-8/18/21Successful Research Projects – Secondary Level Students 7/29/21-8/27/21 Engaging ENL Students for the “New Normal” of Learning ELL CTLE – New 

7/29/21-8/27/21Using Google Tools – Intermediate to Advanced Features