Spring 2022 Session

SPRING 2022 DATES:  1/3/22 – 6/26/22

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 1/3 – 2/4/22
  • Session II 1/6 – 2/6/22
  • Session III 1/10 – 2/11/22
  • Session IV 1/14 -2/14/22
  • Session V 1/17 – 2/18/22
  • Session VI 1/20 – 2/20/22
  • Session VIA 1/24 – 2/24/22
  • Session VII 1/28 – 2/28/22
  • Session VIIA 1/31 – 2/28/2022
  • Session VIII 2/4 – 3/4/22
  • Session VIIIA 2/7 – 3/7/22
  • Session IX 2/10 – 3/10/22
  • Session IXA 2/14 – 3/14/22
  • Session IXA 2/17 – 3/17/22
  • Session X 2/21 – 3/21/22
  • Session XA 2/24 – 3/24/22
  • Session XI 2/28 – 4/1/22
  • Session XIA 3/3 – 4/3/22
  • Session XII 3/7 – 4/7/22
  • Session XIIA 3/11 – 4/11/22
  • Session XIII 3/14 – 4/14/22
  • Session XIIIA 3/18 – 4/18/22
  • Session XIV 3/21 – 4/21/22
  • Session XIVA 3/24 – 4/24/22
  • Session XV 3/28 – 4/28/22
  • Session XVA 4/1 – 5/1/22
  • Session XVI 4/4 – 5/4/22
  • Session XVII 4/7 – 5/7/22
  • Session XVIIA 4/11 – 5/11/22
  • Session XVIII 4/14 – 5/14/22
  • Session XVIIIA 4/18 – 5/18/22
  • Session XIX 4/21 – 5/21/22
  • Session XIXA 4/25 – 5/25/22
  • Session XX 4/28 – 5/28/22
  • Session XXI 5/2 – 6/2/22
  • Session XXIA 5/5 – 6/5/22
  • Session XXII 5/19 – 6/9/22
  • Session XXIIA 5/13 – 6/13/22
  • Session XXIII 5/16- 6/16/22
  • Session XXIV 5/20 – 6/20/22
  • Session XXIVA 5/23 – 6/23/22
  • Session XXV 5/26 – 6/26/22
  • Session XXVA 5/30 – 6/30/22 *
  • Session XXVI 6/3 – 7/3/22 *
  • Session XXVII 6/7 – 7/5/22*
  • Session XXVIII 6/14 – 7/14/22*
  • Session XXIX 6/16 – 7/16/22 *
  • Session XXX 6/20 – 7/21/22 *
  • Session XXXI 6/24 – 7/24/22 *

* note ends during Summer but Spring Session

SPECIAL TWO WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

  • Session 1 1/17 – 1/31/22
  • Session 2 2/7 – 2/21/22
  • Session 3 3/7 – 3/21/22
  • Session 4 3/17 – 3/31/22
  • Session 5 4/6 – 4/20/22
  • Session 6 5/2 – 5/16/22
  • Session 7 6/9 – 6/23/22

SPECIAL ONE WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

  • Session A 1/10 – 1/14/22
  • Session B 2/14 – 2/18/22
  • Session C 2/28 – 3/4/22
  • Session D 3/21 – 3/25/22
  • Session E 4/4 – 4/8/22
  • Session F 4/11 – 4/15/22
  • Session G 5/2 – 5/6/22
  • Session H 5/23 – 5/27/22
  • Session I 5/30 – 6/3/22
  • Session J 6/6 – 6/10/22
  • Session K 6/13 – 6/17/22
  • Session L 6/20 – 6/24/22  more session dates may be posted

Building Communication and Teamwork in Schools

Winter 2022

3 Credits In Service Course (45 Hours)

Instructor: Kim Kittredge    kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Dates: January 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25 (4:15 – 8:45pm)

Mt Sinai Congregational Church  

*Online Due to Covid-19

This course is designed to equip all educators with the knowledge and skills to foster an emotionally engaging classroom. Skills such as leadership, communication and listening, positive thinking, student support, and team building all will be examined. Educators will share how to communicate not only with the students in their classrooms, but with administrators and colleagues. Communication is a complete building-wide plan. Discussions on how to build communication, leadership and positivity, in every classroom no matter the subject area or grade you teach will be shared. Participants will engage in overall positive communication strategies and teamwork skills. This course is a must for educators K-12.

Education: Teaching, Adapting, Surviving and Thriving

New Course Spring 2022

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

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

Dates:        February 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17   4:15 – 8:45 pm

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

*Online Due to Covid-19

This course is designed to equip all educators with the knowledge and skills of the ever-changing world of education and teaching. Skills such as classroom and time management, observations and walk-throughs, record keeping, professional development, clubs and volunteer time schedules, are just a few of the aspects that change from year to year. We as educators need to keep up with the changes, challenges and the new policies in our schools.

Learning and keeping up with all these topics will teach us how to rise as educators and adapt ourselves as professionals.

Participants will use the knowledge gained in this course to prove that they are yearly survivors of education and teaching. This course is a must for all educators levels K-12.

The Balanced Classroom 

*New Course SPRING 2022

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

Instructor: Kim Kittredge Email: kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com  

Dates: SPRING BREAK 2022      FEBRUARY 21 -25      8 AM – 5 PM

Mt Sinai Congregational Church  

*Online Due to Covid-19

Course Description: This course is for those educators who want to balance it all; your teaching and the behavior your students.  We will discuss how to balance teaching such as our policies and penalties for misconduct.  Are we strict?  How do we deal with those students that don’t follow our rules?  Then, how do we balance our teaching?  All educators want to create a classroom that supports positive and comfortable education.  We will discuss strategies for helping our students feel productive and safe in our classrooms every day.  Educators will examine various practices for creating a balanced and positive climate for all students of any age or grade level. 

This course is for educators levels K-12 of all subjects.

The impoverished mind – reawakening students’ mindsets post Covid via Restorative Justice

New Course – Winter – February break – February 21-25, 2022 – 8:15-4:15 pm

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

East Meadow Location

*Online Due to Covid-19

Dates : February Break – February 21-25, 2022 – 8:15-4:15 pm

Emotionally drained after the virus, many students and teachers remain in an impoverished state, one in which anxiety and stress overwhelms and a dark cloud of depression pours in. Repair and restoration are necessary for all. Uncertainty exists as well for individuals who live in poverty, in particular during these times as stress related issues loom – access to technology, meals, unemployment in their surroundings. Mental health is essential for students and restorative justice is the key. Within this course, teachers will learn the ins and outs of implementing a restorative justice program within their classroom. They will learn to empower their students via community building circles and democratic dialogues where respect is at the forefront. Participants will learn about the three tiers of justice, develop skills to incorporate the tenets within the fabric of their classrooms, and facilitate open dialogue.

A must for K-12 educators!!!!!!

How to Reconnect the Disconnected Learner

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

WINTER/SPRING 2022

Dates: March 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22    4:15 – 8:45 PM

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.

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

10 Techniques to Do Now and Closures with Meaning

* New Course Spring/Summer 2022

*ONLINE due to Covid-19 

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

Eric Stolfa    Stolfaliips@gmail.com

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

Dates: SATURDAYS  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16  8 – 5 pm

The beginning and the ending of our lessons are vital to all teachers.  So how do we do it?  Our Do Nows create anticipation for the meaningful lesson ahead, and our Exit Tickets wrap up the learning process.  Our starters and closures must be carefully thought through and considered as we work on our lessons.  Teachers enrolled in this course will work towards crafting lesson bookends with meaning, helping to both refine and organize their lessons.  This course is perfect for K-12 educators looking to polish their teaching skills.

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

Note: If taking the course online, please state an online session date at checkout.

Positive Classroom Connections

New Course Spring 2022

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

Kim Kittredge  Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

3 Credits (45 hours)  In-service course

April 2022: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14.  4:15 – 8:45 pm

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

This course will examine how educators discover and develop positive classroom connections with their students.  Participants will learn effective and strategic teaching methods to transform your classroom into an emotionally connected atmosphere of positivity and learning.  Having a connected classroom is key to uncovering and discovering how positivity builds a perfect foundation in any classroom.  Educators will study strategies for positivity classrooms as well as daily connection skills.  This course is a must for teachers of grades K-12 of all levels.

Resiliency and Student Success

New Class!

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

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

Course Dates: April 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13,14, 15   4:15 – 8:45 pm

East Meadow Location 

Course Description: The power to bounce back from difficulties is crucial for students. Providing the means for effective communication and engagement is the true role of educators who are charged with developing students’ independence and guiding them in their endeavors. This course will provide participants with a way to engage students irrespective of their difficulties. Teaching with resilience means fostering student independence, utilizing exemplars, modeling fiction and non-fiction sources, and fully examining the means to have successful connections. A wealth of lessons and ideas will be introduced.

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

Literacy and Comprehension in Schools

New Course Spring 2022

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

Kim Kittredge

Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

3 Credits (45 hours)  In-service course

April Break 2022: 18th-22nd 8am – 5pm

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

This course will examine how we as educators work on literacy, literacy programs, and literacy techniques with our students.  Educators will develop classroom literacy and comprehension programs to work with the population of students you have in your classrooms.  Participants will learn effective and strategic literacy methods such as fluency and phonics, and will transform your classroom within a matter of weeks.  A classroom where comprehension builds literacy perfection, is one that any educator strivers for. This course is a must for teachers of grades K-12 of all levels.

Promoting Student Engagement – Creating a Captivating Classroom in all Disciplines

New Class!!! Spring 2022

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

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

Course Dates: April/Spring Break – April 18-22, 2022 – 8 am – 5 pm

East Meadow Location 

Course Description: Engaging students in the learning process and motivating them for success is a dynamic endeavor, one in which guides students’ futures and prepares them for the rigor of higher education. Finding the means to inspire students and infuse passionate learning is tantamount for them. Within the course, participants will examine case studies, real-world examples, and ways in which captivating learning can be harnessed. They will develop strategies for engagement and dissect the means it requires for an enchanting audience, teeming with higher-order thinking. 

**A must for K-12 Educators!!!

Conferencing Your Students to Success

New Course Spring 2022

Kim Kittredge  Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

3 Credits (45 hours)  In-service course

Dates: May 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24. 4:15 – 8:45 pm

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

Course Description:

Conferencing with your students is a way to empower them to improve their skills by setting goals and then achieving them.  Conferencing is also a great way to really get to individually know each one of your students.  Educators will work on how plan conferencing times with your students in the classroom.  Teachers will explore strategies for effective discussion skills, how to work towards educational goals set by each student, and how to plan your students’ success.  Conferencing guidelines, techniques and questions will be shared.  This course is a must for all educators grades K-12.

The Importance of Being Earnest

New Class!!!! Spring 2022

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

3 credits (45 hours) – In-service course

Course Dates – May 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 – 4:15 – 8:45 pm

East Meadow Location

Course Description – Being resolute in one’s actions and eager to embark on one’s endeavors is the educator’s goal for students today. Providing students with the resources necessary for this outcome is crucial. In this course, participants will utilize Wilde’s mantra in order to assist their students. They will review research on literacy, reading, goal setting, instructional resources, and best practices for scholastic determination.

**A must for K-12 educators!!!

ABC’s of Making an Effective Teacher

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

Dates: SATURDAYS MAY 21, 28, JUNE 4, 11, 18  8 AM – 5 PM

Eric Stolfa    Stolfaliips@gmail.com

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

This course is designed to ask the questions and evaluate what makes a teacher effective in the classroom. We start with defining effectiveness and go further to discuss teaching style, peer observations, assessments, classrooms strategies and the purpose and effectiveness of homework. We will discuss the professional development opportunities offered in your district and if/how you’re incorporating that into your classroom. We will also question whether or not there is an “X” factor in teaching, something an educator has that makes strategies work that really shouldn’t. This course will help K-12 educators re-evaluate strategies and techniques they’re using and work on developing new ones to incorporate into their classrooms.

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) In-service only

Promoting Lifelong Success in your Students

New Course Late Spring June 2022

Kim Kittredge  Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

3 Credits (45 hours)  In-service course

Dates: June 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16. 4:15 – 8:45 pm

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

Course Description:

This course will focus on how to promote lifelong success in your students by focusing on lasting skills. These skills will help them move forward in life and become better, more successful individuals. Educators will focus on the following skills: Empathy, Character, Self-Control, Integrity, and Embracing Diversity. Participants will explore each skill and learn how to empowers your students to achieve and become successful. Once you have helped your students master these skills, they will attain lasting success no matter what they do. This course is a must for all instructors of all levels K-12.

Developing Social Skills – How to Cope with Stressful Scenarios

New Class – Spring 2022

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

3 credits (45 hours) – In-service course

Course Dates – June 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10,13,14 – 4:15 – 8:45 pm

East Meadow Location

Course Description: The compounding ramifications of stress in students’ lives can be overwhelming and insurmountable. Instructing students on the ways in which to manage and cope with difficulties is crucial to their well-being. This course will enlighten participants on the ways in which students can handle stress in their daily lives, including coping mechanisms, proactive thinking, positive relationship building, and the exploration of lifetime practices.

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