Spring 2021 Session

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 1/4 – 2/4/21
  • Session II 1/6 – 2/6/21
  • Session III 1/11 – 2/11/21
  • Session IV 1/14 -2/16/21
  • Session V 1/18 – 2/21/21
  • Session VI 1/20 – 2/20/21
  • Session VIA 1/25 – 2/25/21
  • Session VII 1/28 – 2/28/21
  • Session VIIA 2/1 – 3/1/2021
  • Session VIII 2/4 – 3/4/21
  • Session VIIIA 2/8 – 3/8/21
  • Session IX 2/10 – 3/10/21
  • Session IXA 2/15 – 3/15/21
  • Session IXA 2/17 – 3/17/21
  • Session X 2/22 – 3/22/21
  • Session XA 2/24 – 3/24/21
  • Session XI 3/1- 4/1/21
  • Session XIA 3/3 – 4/3/21
  • Session XII 3/8 – 4/8/21
  • Session XIIA 3/11 – 4/11/21
  • Session XIII 3/15 – 4/15/21
  • Session XIIIA 3/18 – 4/18/21
  • Session XIV 3/22 – 4/22/21
  • Session XIVA 3/24 – 4/24/21
  • Session XV 3/29 – 4/29/21
  • Session XVA 4/1 – 5/1/21
  • Session XVI 4/5 – 5/5/21
  • Session XVII 4/7 – 5/7/21
  • Session XVIIA 4/12 – 5/12/21
  • Session XVIII 4/14 – 5/14/21
  • Session XVIIIA 4/19 – 5/19/21
  • Session XIX 4/21 – 5/21/21
  • Session XIXA 4/26 – 5/26/21
  • Session XX 4/28 – 5/28/21
  • Session XXI 5/3 – 6/3/21
  • Session XXIA 5/5 – 6/5/21
  • Session XXII 5/10 – 6/10/21
  • Session XXIIA 5/13 – 6/13/21
  • Session XXIII 5/17- 6/17/21
  • Session XXIV 5/20 – 6/20/21
  • Session XXIVA 5/24 – 6/24/21
  • Session XXV 5/26 – 6/26/21
  • Session XXVA 5/31 – 6/30/21 *
  • Session XXVI 6/3 – 7/3/21 *
  • Session XXVII 6/7 – 7/5/201*
  • Session XXVIII 6/14 – 7/14/21*
  • Session XXIX 6/16 – 7/16/21 *
  • Session XXX 6/21 – 7/21/21 *

* note ends during Summer but Spring Session

SPECIAL TWO WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

  • Session 1 1/18 – 2/1/21
  • Session 2 2/8 – 2/22/21
  • Session 3 3/8 – 3/22/21
  • Session 4 3/17 – 3/31/21
  • Session 5 4/7 – 4/21/21
  • Session 6 5/3 – 5/17/21
  • Session 7 6/9 – 6/23/21

 

SPECIAL ONE WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

  • Session A 1/11 – 1/15/2
  • Session B 2/15 – 2/19/21
  • Session C 3/1 – 3/5/21
  • Session D 3/22 – 3/26/21
  • Session E 4/5 – 4/9/21
  • Session F 4/12 – 4/16/21
  • Session G 5/3 – 5/7/21
  • Session H 5/24 – 5/28/21
  • Session I 5/31 – 6/4/21
  • Session J 6/7 – 6/11/21
  • Session K 6/14 – 6/18/21
  • Session L 6/21 – 6/25/21

more session dates may be posted

SPRING 2021 In-Person Classes …


COVID-19 UPDATE:  It was announced 8/7/20 by Governer Cuomo that schools will be permitted to open.  We have chosen to wait to start In-Person instruction until at least April 1, 2021 to ensure the safety of the instructors and all students.  We will update this situation as more information becomes available. We can provide a letter for your School District if required.  Safety for all is our first priority.  Please contact the office at 516-524-8981 with any questions.

Please note that all courses taught by Kim Kittredge are ONLINE due to Covid-19.  ZOOM Sessions are included for those that need them.  ALL COURSES ARE ONLINE UNTIL AT LEAST June 27,2021.

The Mindset of Great Teaching

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021                    ON-LINE DUE TO COVID-19

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

Instructor: Kim Kittredge    kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

Dates: January 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19        4:15 – 8:45 pm

Course Description: Educators will learn through this course effective teaching methods to work towards being the Master Teacher you’ve always wanted to be. Teachers will examine best practices for instruction to hone your skills on highly effective teaching. Participants will see how to transform from being a good teacher to being a great one. Methods on how to create high performing classrooms and building skills that matter most will be studied. This course is a must for teachers of grades K-12.  ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.  ZOOM sessions available for those that need them.

Discover 3 Ways to use Google Slides during Remote and In Class Teaching

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID-19

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

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

Dates: January 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19        4:15 – 8:45 pm

Instructor:  Maria Esposito                        mespositoliips@gmail.com

Course Description:  We are going to learn how to use Google Slides during remote teaching. Slides can be a great tool for student information, engagement, and infographics.

Share and Collaborate with Google Sites for Remote Learning

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID-19

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

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

Dates: January 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2/1, 2       4:15 – 8:45 pm


Instructor:  Maria Esposito                mespositoliips@gmail.com

Course Description:  We are going to learn how to create a class website as a hub for student resources. Google sites has transformed their platform with all new features. As we learn about all of the new features, we will be learning about sites for our classes. I have created a google site that will help you learn about how to create your own, if you choose to. It has many different resources and videos for assistance.

Orchestrating a Community of Learners:
How to Effectively Manage Your Classroom

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID-19

Instructor: Kim Kittredge    kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

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

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

Dates: February 3, 4, 5 ,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 23        4:15 – 8:45 pm

Course Description:  This course is designed to equip educators with the tools they will need to effectively manage a successful classroom. Teachers will examine up to date, research-based concepts and strategies for orchestrating a learning-based classroom community. Educators will share lessons and experiences, procedures that work, and examine effective steps for managing a successful group of learners. Classroom climate, safe physical environment, rules and procedures, teaching flow, and positive and negative behavior responses will all be explored. This course is a must for educators grades K-12.   ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

A Classroom of Visible Thinkers

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

*WINTER BREAK ONE WEEK!!!!

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID-19
Instructor: Kim Kittredge    kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

February Break – Feb 15 – Feb 19th – 8-5pm

Course Description:  What is thinking? What does a classroom of thinkers look like? We reference thinking in our classroom every day, but how often do we stop and consider what it really looks like? This course will explore how to create a culture of thinking and learning. Educators will discuss explicit instruction and how to promote and make visible, active, higher-level thinking in your classroom, while developing your students’ awareness of their own thinking strategies and problem-solving skills. For all educators levels K-12.   ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

Differentiating Students’ Lives – One Step at a Time

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

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021 – WINTER BREAK ONE WEEK!!!!

Note:  ON-LINE DUE TO COVID-19

 Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia                  gaylelumia@yahoo.com

 Nassau Site – East Meadow

February Break – Feb 15 – Feb 19th – 8-5pm


Course Description: Creating a classroom environment of elevating activities, meaningful conversations, and dynamic discussions is crucial for students today. In academically responsible classrooms, all students should be appropriately challenged and become more successful at accessing, processing, and expressing information. In this course, participants will learn everything there is to know about differentiating their classrooms. They will learn the secrets to recognizing and building on the individual talents of each student, while preparing all students for the rigors of new standards and assessments. In addition, teachers will gain student centered ideas, lessons that differentiate, challenging ways to motivate students, current research on differentiation, constructivist practices, ideas for putting the research into action, examples and strategies that assist in differentiation, assessment ideas for differentiation, ideas for tiered lessons, web sites for differentiated instruction, and so much more! Perfect for teachers of all subject areas K-12!  ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.  

How to Reconnect the Disconnected Learner

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

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID-19
Instructor: Kim Kittredge    kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

Dates: March 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17        4:15 – 8:45 pm

SPRING 2021

Course Description: Do your students feel or become disconnected? Do they often lose the purpose of your lessons due to distractions? Have they zoned out? With all the time and effort you put into your lessons, it often seems that there are so many days we look out at our students’ faces only to see that they are somewhere else. The connection has been lost. This course offers ideas on how to reconnect your disconnected students and bring them back again. Educators will learn a variety of exciting strategies that will “connect” your students to your classroom lessons. These strategies will not only activate engagement, but improve student learning all together. This course is for educators levels K-12 of all subjects.   ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

Boosting Morale for Our Learners – Rejuvenation, Recharge, and Recovery

*NEW COURSE FOR 2021
(3 credits/45 hours) In-Service Credit

Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – gaylelumia@yahoo.com

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID
East Meadow Location
Dates : February 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 4:15-8:15 pm

Course Description: Recharging our students’ mindsets and attitudes is crucial for educators. Creating an atmosphere of support and structure guides our learners and prepares them for their future endeavors. In this course, participants will learn to tackle negativity in their students and foster an atmosphere of open communication, dialogue, and support. Projects that enhance learners as well as research articles and literature will be offered. A plethora of resources will be utilized as well.

Fueling Students’ and Teachers’ Passions and Purpose – Renewing the love of Learning

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021
(3 credits/45 hours) – In-Service Credit

Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – gaylelumia@yahoo.com
East Meadow Location
*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID

Dates: March 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31st – 4:15-8:15 pm

Course Description: Educators desperately need opportunities to renew their love of learning, to refresh themselves, to regain the passion that inspired them in the first place. Inspiring their students to do the same involves a wealth of energy and techniques. This course will provide you with a flurry of skills that will enhance your students’ repertoire and penchant for learning including: differentiated instruction techniques, literature circles routines, reflective articles, as well as ideas to overcome anxiety in themselves as well as in their students. A must for all K-12 educators!!!

Helping Students De-Stress for Success
(Bringing Mindfulness to Students and Teachers)

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID-19
Instructor: Kim Kittredge    kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

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

Spring 2021

April : Spring Break Course : March 29 – April 2nd        8 – 5 PM

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.  ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

Increasing Engagement and Empowerment in Varied Learning Environments

(3 credits/45 hours) – In-Service Credit

Instructor: Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – gaylelumia@yahoo.com

East Meadow Location 
April Break Course – (March 29-April 2nd) – 8 am – 5 pm

Course Description: Taking charge of our ability to organize and construct tantalizing lessons is the core of teaching. Building learners who are attuned to the various factors that motivate students is crucial. In this course, teachers will learn to create a dynamic environment for students, one that fosters curiosity and growth. Teachers will learn how to effectively empower their learners and proactively catalyze connections, causing students to blossom beautifully. A must for all K-12 educators!!!!

Motivating Students in “The New Normal”

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021
(3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only
Spring 2021

April 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21            4:15 – 8:45 PM

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID-19
Instructor: Kim Kittredge    kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

Course Description: This course is designed to assist educators in getting their students to become engaged and motivated in the “the new normal”. We will discuss how to get your classroom interested and involved in the learning process through digital means and classroom strategies. Students who may have become bored or tired of the same day by day learning styles, can become engaged again. A variety of practical and simple strategies will be shared. A multitude of digital and classroom-based materials will be discussed shared on motivation and engagement techniques. Educators will learn to implement these creative techniques to get your students to motivate themselves both physically and mentally and get involved once again. Educational articles and research in this area will also be studied. This is a must for all teachers of all disciplines K-12.  ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021
(3 credits/45 hours) – In-Service Credit

Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia        gaylelumia@yahoo.com

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID
East Meadow Location
Dates – April 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30     8:15-4:45 pm

Course Description – Growing as a reflective practitioner within one’s classroom is tantamount to teaching. Having the capacity to maximize one’s influence and continuously improve one’s mindset is the recipe for success. Within this course, teachers will learn to utilize excellence in learning techniques in order to guide their students and prepare them for the future demands and rigor of society. The generation of core values will be discussed, as well as developing pride, grit, and respect within our classrooms. A Must for K-12 educators!!!!!

Teacher/Parent Communication in our Virtual World

*New Course Spring 2021

*ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19
Instructor: Kim Kittredge    kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

Spring 2021

Dates: May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19        4:15 – 8:45 pm

Course Description:  In the virtual world, daily communication between the teachers and parents/family member of students is one of the best and most fabulous relationships that can take pace in a school. If educators can honestly set up virtual calls and meet at any given time to discuss behavior, progress, etc, it is a treasure in itself. Such communication can help our students in more ways than we will ever know. Communication is the key as “they” always say and “they” are right! This course will examine how we as educators go through the struggles of trying to communicate with our many students’ parents and family members. Of course today with the virtual world we meet through Teams meetings, Google Meets, Zooms and a variety of other ways. Educators will discuss all the strategies used, and how they work or don’t for them. We will share our struggles and our triumphs of helping those students that needed us the most.
This course is for all educators grades K-12.   ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects: Tools for Meaningful Learning and Assessment

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021
(3 credits/45 hours) – In-service credit

NOTE:  ON-LINE DUE TO COVID
Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – gaylelumia@yahoo.com
East Meadow Location
Dates – May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 – 4:15-8:45 pm

Course Description – Ensuring students’ success via creative and authentic tasks is essential for students today. This course will explain the various ways in which to deepen our students’ understanding and engagement of the world around them utilizing creative assessment strategies. Your classroom will be transformed into a vibrant center of learning and discussion. A Must for K-12 Educators!!!!

Collaboration in Schools in the “New Normal”

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

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

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

June 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16            4:15 – 8:45 PM

Course Description:  How do we collaborate with our colleagues and administrators in the “New Normal”? What do our Faculty Meetings look like? What do our Department Meetings look like these days? How do we have our “walk-throughs” with our principals? How about our observations? So many things have changed. This course will take a look at the way everything has moved to Zoom meetings, Teams Meetings and Google Meets. Educators will discuss whether or not they believe this is an effective way to collaborate. Teachers will share whether they believe this type of collaboration gives us enough time to share what is really going on in with our virtual teaching and in our virtual classrooms. This course is a must for all instructors of all levels K-12.  ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

Engaging Students in Reading All Types of Text- K-!2 Strategies for Every Classroom

*NEW COURSE SPRING 2021

*ON-LINE DUE TO COVID
(3 credits/45 hours) – In-Service Credit

Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – gaylelumia@yahoo.com
East Meadow Location
Dates – June 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 14,15,16,17,18 – 4:15-8:15pm

Course Description – Engaging students in all levels of reading instruction is crucial for all subject matters. Literacy instruction is tantamount as students utilize remote instruction on a daily basis. This course will provide students with authentic tools for selecting books, responding to them, critiquing them, utilizing book clubs, and centers for discussion. A Must for K-12 Educators!!!