Fall 2021 Sessions

The Long Island Institute of Professional Studies Registration Form

Click Here for Full List ONLINE COURSES for all session dates listed below.

IN PERSON COURSES are listed below the session dates.

  • Session I    9/6 – 10/6/21
  • Session II    9/8 – 10/8/21
  • Session III A    9/13 – 10/13/21
  • Session III  B  9/16 – 10/16/21
  • Session III C    9/20 – 10/20/21
  • Session IV    9/23 – 10/23/21
  • Session V    9/27 – 10/27/21
  • Session VI    10/4- 11/4/21
  • Session VII    10/7 – 11/7/21
  • Session VIII    10/9 – 11/9/21
  • Session IX    10/11 – 11/11/21
  • Session X    10/18 – 11/18/21
  • Session XI    10/21 – 11/21/21
  • Session XII    10/25 – 11/25/21
  • Session XIII   10/27 – 11/27/21
  • Session XIX  11/1 – 12/1/21
  • Session XX   11/4 – 12/4/21
  • Session XXI  11/8 – 12/8/21
  • Session XXII  11/11 – 12/11/21
  • Session XXIII    11/15 – 12/15/21
  • Session XXIV    11/18 – 12/18/21
  • Session XXV    11/22 – 12/22/21
  • Session XXVA    11/26 – 12/26/21
  • Session XXVB    11/29 – 12/29/21
  • Session XXVI    12/2 – 1/2/22
  • Session XXVI    12/6 – 1/6/22
  • Session XXVII    12/9 – 1/9/22 ** FALL class but last day ends in Spring session
  • Session XXVIII    12/11 – 1/11/22 ** FALL class but last day ends in Spring session
  • Session XXVIV    12/16 – 1/16/22 *** FALL class but last day ends in Spring session
  • Session XXVV    12/20 – 1/20/22 *** FALL class but last day ends in Spring session

SPECIAL ONE WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

  • Session A    9/6 – 9/10/21
  • Session B    10/4- 10/8/21
  • Session C    10/18 – 10/22/21
  • Session D   11/1 – 11/5/21
  • Session E    11/15 – 11/19/21
  • Session F    12/6 – 12/10/21
  • Session G    12/20 – 12/24/21
  • Session H    12/27 – 12/31/21

SPECIAL TWO WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

  • Session 1    9/13 – 9/27/21
  • Session 2    9/27 – 10/11/21
  • Session 3    10/11 – 10/25/21
  • Session 4    10/18 – 11/1/21
  • Session 5   11/8 – 11/22/21
  • Session 6    11/29 – 12/13/21
  • Session 7  12/13 – 12/27/21
  • Session 8    12/27 – 1/10/22 **  FALL class but last day ends in Spring session

ZOOM Sessions included in all Kim Kittredge courses for those that need them 

All In-person courses are available fully In-person, Hybrid (mix of In-person and online) and a combination of In-person, ZOOM and online.  ZOOM sessions can be included in all courses if required.

Fall 2021 In-Person Classes

Welcome Back: Promoting Positivity and Production

*New Course FALL 2021

*ONLINE Due to COVID-19

(3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only

Instructor: Kim Kittredge Email: kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com  

Dates: September 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27 (4:15 – 8:45pm)

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

A new school year comes with new challenges on how to welcome our students back to our rooms and promote positivity.   As educators we need to find ways for our students to feel calm and less stressed, while also helping them to become productive individuals in our classrooms.  This course is designed to assist educators with “welcome back” procedures as well as promoting a well-balanced classroom.  Teachers will learn how to promote effective strategies for positivity and comfort while examining how to maintain a working classroom climate.   A variety of practical and effective techniques for relaxation, behavior and over-all positivity will be shared.    This is a must for all teachers of all disciplines K-12.

Smoothing Students’ Return – Establishing a Classroom Culture of Connect

New Course – Fall, 2021

*ONLINE Due to COVID-19

Gayle Meinkes-Lumia (gaylelumia@yahoo.com)

East Meadow Location

Dates: September 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30,  October 1st -4:15-8:45 pm

Establishing classroom routines is a must for all teachers. Developing a schedule and a repertoire for students at the onset of the school year, as well as creating safe learning spaces that promote social-emotional learning is tantamount for any grade level and socioeconomic status. In this course, teachers will learn the basics of the art of teaching and the ways in which close connections are established. They will analyze the propensity for learning in each of their students and create individualized and differentiated instruction for all. A wealth of graphic organizers, articles, poetry, technology, classroom anchor charts and visuals will be utilized, all of which connect student learning and establish the foundation for the school year ahead. A must for all K-12 educators!!!!!

How to Reset the Mindset: Teaching after COVID

*New Course*

*ONLINE Due to COVID-19

(3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only

Instructor: Kim Kittredge Email: kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com  

Fall 2021 

Dates: October 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18 (4:15 – 8:45pm)

Course Description:

How can we stop and reset ourselves to prepare for what’s next?  Stress and anxiety are just a few of the issues we have to overcome as teachers.  If we cannot find a way to reset ourselves and move on, how will we be there for our students? This course is designed to assist educators in resetting their mindset after COVID and getting back into the classroom with ease.  Teachers will discuss strategies for reducing stress and anxiety and helping our students do the same.  A plethora of techniques from how to handle stress and anxiety, to how to use growth mindsets, to managing our inner voices will be shared.  This is a must for all teachers of all disciplines K-12.

Fostering Empowerment and Equity through Democratic Dialogue

New Course – Fall, 2021

*ONLINE Due to COVID-19

Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – (gaylelumia@yahoo.com)

East Meadow Location

Dates: October 12,13,14,15,19,20,21,22,26,27 – 4:15-8:45 pm

Tackling controversial topics and embracing cultural differences can be challenging for teachers and students alike. This course will provide teachers with ways in which to apply cultural understanding to their pedagogy as well as empower students with courageous discussions about tough topics as poverty, racism, LGBTQ+ issues, violence, bullying, etc. A myriad of ideas and activities will be utilized including evidence-based writing assignments, civic learning activities, project-based learning, as well as essential communication tactics. All disciplines are welcome! A must for all K-12 Teachers!!!!

What Great Teachers Do

Instructor: Kim Kittredge Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

3 Credits In service (45 hours)

*ONLINE Due to COVID-19

Dates: November 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17 (4:15 – 8:45pm)

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

This course discovers the specific things that great teachers do.  What makes them effective?  What are their strategies?  What are their skills, and how do they promote academic excellence?  In this course we will explore the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions that form the fabric in the best classrooms and schools.  This course is a must for all educators grades K-12.

Deliberation in the age of Polarization- Creating Common Ground Amongst Students

New Course – Fall, 2021

*ONLINE Due to COVID-19

Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – (gaylelumia@yahoo.com)

East Meadow Location

Dates: November 8,9,10,12,15,16,17,18,19,22 – 4:15-8:45 pm

Having the responsibility of being a role-model in one’s classroom is not for the faint of heart. Students today arrive with confused notions and beliefs that are anything but neutralized. Acknowledging differences in viewpoints and establishing a classroom procedure and repertoire helps students make sense of democratic values and focus on civic responsibility and critical thinking skills. In this course, teachers will learn to address and navigate students’ relationship with the world. They will develop lessons that engage their learners and direct them with critical thinking skills and help them to make sense of the world we live in. A social justice perspective will be covered as well as societal misinformation, animosity, and racism.

A Must for all K-12 educators!!!!

Helping Students De-Stress for Success

(Bringing Mindfulness to Students and Teachers)

Instructor: Kim Kittredge Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

(3 credits/45 hours)  in-service credit only

*ONLINE Due to COVID-19

Dates: December 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14 (4:15 – 8:45pm)

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

This course will discuss what mindfulness is and what it is not.  Teachers will focus on how to help your students address stress and anxiety and achieve a calm stress-free classroom.  Educators will share the benefits of de-stressing and how well it works in school communities and classrooms.  This course is a must for all instructors of all levels K-12.

How to Help your Students Be Independent Learners

New Course

*ONLINE Due to COVID-19

December Break 26th-31st 4:15 – 8:45 pm

Instructor: Kim Kittredge Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Course Description:

With all the virtual learning going on, how do we as educators help students learn independently?  This course will focus on how to facilitate lessons instead of teaching them as we have always done in the past.  With the world changing, we must too.  Students must independently create their own learning experiences, and become more active learners. It is our responsibility to teach them the skills to guide them through it.  Educators will learn how to encourage students to think creatively and take an independent and active role in their own learning.   Teachers will discuss how to first identify what it is to be an active learner, and then how to go beyond that.  Teachers will learn how to work with students to stretch their minds to the limits, help students manage time constraints, take effective notes and annotate, and be creative and organize their roles as learners on a daily basis.  This is a must for all educators of all disciplines K-12.

(3 Credits/45 Hours) In-Service Credit Only

Piling on the Creativity – Activating the Blueprint through Literacy in All Subjects

New Course – December Break (December 27-31, 2021) – 8:15-4:15pm)

Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – (gaylelumia@yahoo.com)

*ONLINE Due to COVID-19

East Meadow Location

Dates: December Break – December 27-31, 2021 – 8:15-4:15 pm

Inspiring students to excel and tapping into their minds and identities is something that all educators need to be aware of. Literacy paves the path in all disciplines and revives students’ engagement and focus. This course will inculcate a wealth of strategies that bring literacy to life – including mathematical thinking, multisensory activities, discovery science lessons, innovative history concepts, viewing ideas through multiple lenses. Teachers will be able to successfully incorporate strategies that encourage divergent thinking and motivate their learners. Participants will rigorously guide students through dialogue and creative fiction and non-fiction -ensuring that all students will thrive and have voice in literacy.

A Must for K-12 Educators!!!!