Summer 2021 Sessions

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

IN PERSON COURSES are listed below the session dates.

  • Session A 6/28 – 7/28/2021
  • Session B 6/30 – 7/30/21
  • Session C 7/2 – 8/2/21
  • Session D 7/5 – 8/5/21
  • Session E 7/7 – 8/7/21
  • Session F 7/9 – 8/9/21
  • Session G 7/12 – 8/12/21
  • Session H 7/15 – 8/15/21
  • Session I 7/17 – 8/17/21
  • Session J 7/19 – 8/19/21
  • Session K 7/21 – 8/21/21
  • Session L 7/23 – 8/23/21
  • Session M 7/26 – 8/26/21
  • Session N 7/29 – 8/29/21
  • Session O 7/31 – 8/31/21
  • Session P 8/2 – 9/2/21
  • Session Q 8/4 – 9/4/21
  • Session R 8/7 – 9/7/21 * 
  • Session S 8/9 – 9/9/21 *
  • Session T 8/12 – 9/12/21 * 
  • Session U 8/14 – 9/14/21 * 
  • SessionV 8/16 – 9/16/21 * 
  • Session W 8/19 – 9/19/21 *
  • Session X 8/23 – 9/23/21 * 
  • Session Y 8/26 – 9/26/22 * 
  • Session Z 8/30 -9/30/21 * 

* Summer but last day ends in Fall Session

SPECIAL ONE WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

  • Session I 6/28 – 7/2/21
  • Session II 7/5 – 7/10/21
  • Session III 7/7 – 7/14/21
  • Session IV 7/12 – 7/16/21
  • Session V 7/14 – 7/21/21
  • Session VI 7/19 – 7/23/21
  • Session VII 7/21 – 7/28/21
  • Session VII 7/26 – 7/30/21
  • Session IX 7/28 – 8/4/21
  • Session X 8/2 – 8/6/21
  • Session XI 8/4 – 8/11/21
  • Session XII 8/9 – 8/13/21
  • Session XIII 8/11 – 8/18/21
  • Session XIV 8/16 – 8/20/21
  • Session XV 8/19 – 8/26/21
  • Session XVI 8/23 – 8/27/21
  • Session XVII 8/26 – 9/2/21
  • Session XVIII 8/30 – 9/3/21
  • Session XIX 9/1 – 9/8/21 * Summer but last day ends in Fall Session

SPECIAL TWO WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

  • Session 1 6/28 – 7/12/21
  • Session 2 7/5 – 7/19/21
  • Session 3 7/12 – 7/26/21
  • Session 4 7/26 – 8/9/21
  • Session 5 8/2 – 8/16/21
  • Session 6 8/16 – 8/30/21
  • Session 7 8/23 – 9/6/21 * Summer but last day ends in Fall Session

SUMMER 2021 In-Person Classes

ADDITIONAL COURSES TO BE POSTED

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 at the Mt Sinai site until September, 2021.  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.  The Nassau Site in East Meadow will open for Summer Session with limited registration to ensure meeting all Covid Regulations.  Please contact the office at 516-524-8981 with any questions.

ZOOM Sessions included in all Kim Kittredge courses for those that need them – ALL of her courses continue to be online due to Covid.  All courses taught by Gayle Lumia will return to In person following all Covid-19 Protocols.

Effective Hybrid Teaching and Learning

*New Course Summer 2021

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Dates:        June 28 – July 2, 2021

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

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

MONDAY – FRIDAY 8 AM – 5 PM

Course Description:  With all the hybrid teaching going on all around us, how is everyone doing it? What are the instructional methods being used? How do we feel about it? This course will focus on what hybrid teaching is and how effective teaching through a hybrid style/model can be. We will discuss what teachers refer to as “hybridity”, and how successful it is to teaching and learning. Teachers will focus on how to help your students learn effectively in a hybrid setting. Educators will share the benefits of a hybrid classroom, and some of the downsides. During this time especially in our teaching history, this course is a must for all instructors of all levels K-12.  ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

RTI Instruction and Analysis in the K-12 Classroom – Tools for Engaging All Learners

*NEW COURSE SUMMER 2021
(3 credits /45 hours) – In service Credit

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

East Meadow Location
Dates – June 28-July 2, 2021        8 am – 5 pm

Course Description – Creating a rich RTI Classroom, embedded with Tier One, Two, and Three Strategies can transform students’ lives. Being able to connect our students and have them walk in the path of success is essential for all students. In this class, teachers will be able to create lessons that engage the learner via Responding to Intervention techniques, including differentiation, student empowerment, student modification. A Must for K-12 Educators!!!

Investing in Student Success – Navigating Cohesive Learning in 2021

*NEW COURSE SUMMER 2021

(3 credits/45 hours) – In-Service Credit
Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia – gaylelumia@yahoo.com

East Meadow Location
Dates – July 5-9, 2021        8 am – 5 pm


Course Description – Revitalizing our classrooms is the ticket to students’ success. Having the skills necessary to invigorate our learners and capture their learning styles is tantamount. In this course, teachers will have the opportunity to glean a depth of understanding regarding the nature of the adolescent and the ways in which their learning is impacted by many factors. Teachers will be instructed on a plethora of learning styles and models that gear instruction to individuals perfectly. A must for all K-12 educators!!!!

How to Make Station Rotation Work  During Hybrid Learning

ONLINE due to Covid-19

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Dates:         July 5th – 9th, 2021            SUMMER 2021

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

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

MONDAY – FRIDAY 8 AM – 5 PM

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Now more than ever in our “new normal” educators feel out of sync and out of touch with their teaching practices.  This course will focus on how to support your hybrid students with proper station rotation techniques.  Whether they are in the classroom or at home, station rotation works when done properly and effectively.  Educators will share strategies including how to keep your students engaged and connected to your lessons whether in your classroom or at home.  Strategies will also be explored on how to connect your hybrid students with the benefits of stations and rotations on a daily basis.   This course is a must for all teachers of all disciplines grades K-12.

10 Techniques to Combat Bullying

*New Course Summer 2021

*ONLINE due to Covid-19 

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

Dates:  July 6,7,8,13,14,15, 20,21,22, 26 (5:15 – 9:45pm)

Course Description:

Bullying is a pervasive issue from grade school to the workplace. It often goes unnoticed and can lead to numerous social and emotional issues in life for both children and adults. In this course we will look at the issue from multiple perspectives, including understanding causes of the behavior, the different types of bullying, ways to combat it as well as the impact it can have if left unchecked. This class is a must for K-12 classroom teachers in order to tackle one of the most prominent issues in our classrooms.

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

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

Facilitating Classroom Discussions in our Hybrid Classrooms

*NEW COURSE SUMMER 2021

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Dates:         July 12- 16th, 2021        SUMMER 2021

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

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

MONDAY – FRIDAY     8 AM – 5 PM


Course Description:  Participants in the course will learn how to implement all facets of communication techniques to help your hybrid students. These techniques will help create an environment of trust and responsibility. Educators will learn how to encourage, redirect, engage, and challenge hybrid students engage in successful discussions that will enhance student learning. Educators will be able to apply these strategies to all grade levels and content areas. Participants will gain a clear understanding of where to begin with discussions in your hybrid classroom. This course is designed for educators K-12 of all subject areas.   ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

Bold Moves for Schools: Creating Remarkable Learning Environments

**New Course – Summer 2021​​​**

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

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

East Meadow Location

Dates – July 12-16, 2021. 8 am- 5 pm

Course Description: Transforming our schools requires a compelling vision and thought-provoking curriculum. This course will examine the transformative role that teachers play in designing their perfect classroom, one teeming with practical strategies, creativity, and rich assignments and assessments. Participants will utilize a wealth of resources- including articles, on-line components, and fiction in order to engage their learners and examine past and present best practices. Innovative lessons and assessments will be covered as well as creating everyday student leaders. All disciplines will be covered as well as a blending of resources. A must for all K-12 educators!!!!!!

The Creative Classroom

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Dates:         July 19 – 23rd, 2021            SUMMER 2021

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

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

MONDAY – FRIDAY     8 AM – 5 PM

Course Desription:  A creative classroom will help to develop a creative student. This course will explore how educators can work towards turning their classroom into a room where students want to learn. Students will thrive and learn with fun, exciting and higher thinking skills and lessons. Educators will share creative techniques while working towards fostering student success. This course is a must for all educators grades K-12.  ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

Instructor: Kim Kittredge

The Instructional Playbook: Transforming Pedagogy into Practice

**New Course – Summer 2021​​**

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

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

East Meadow Location

Dates – July 19-23, 2021. 8am-5pm

Course Description: Creating a successful learning environment is interconnected to a myriad of ideas and a stirring vision. Having support and high- quality resources creates a landscape for learning that students desire and require. An instructional pedagogical playbook provides a tool for coaches and teachers alike, one that utilizes research-based strategies and matches learning goals. In the end, a deeper understanding of curriculum will emerge that increases student motivational levels and transforms learning in any classroom setting. Innovative lessons will be addressed, as well as powerful tools that help students pursue intellectual passions. A must for all K-12 educators!!!!!

Teaching the Respectful Student

*NEW COURSE SUMMER 2021

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

Dates:         July 26 – 30, 2021            SUMMER 2021

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

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

MONDAY – FRIDAY     8 AM – 5 PM

Course Description: How do we teach respect? Respect from our students is one of the greatest issues educators face day to day when trying to educate our students. Has respect been lost, or do children just need to be reminded of it from time to time? This course will look into this phenomenon. As educators we need to work on this generation of students and their idea of respect and the culture behind it. In this course we will discuss how crucial respect is to achieving success in the classroom and in life. In this course, educators will explore the impact of cultural values, work ethic, family life and various other factors that influence students inside and outside of our schools. This course will incorporate the many factors that go into teaching students respect. This course is a must for all educators grades K-12. ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.  

Engaging in Diversity – Becoming a Globally Competent Instructor

**New Course​​** – Summer 2021

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

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

East Meadow Location

Dates – July 26-30, 2021. 8 am-5 pm

Course Description: Global competence is the skills, values, and behaviors that prepare young people to thrive in a more diverse, interconnected world. Embracing a mind-set that translates personal global competence into professional classroom practice is crucial for teachers today. This course will enable participants to engage learners globally via transformative lessons that are relevant to every aspect of the world today – politics, science, culture, cross-cultural communication. Teachers will become familiar with the characteristics of globally competent students, be able to transcend that knowledge into their classrooms via language instruction, best practices of the world, and sensitivity to a wide gamut of issues on a global scale. A must for K-12 educators!!!!

Rise to the Challenge – Designing Rigorous Learning that Maximizes Student Success

***New Course*** – Summer 2021

(3 credits/45 hours) – In-service Credit
Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia

East Meadow Location

Dates – August 2- 6, 2021 – 8 am – 5 pm

Course Description – Motivating students who have checked out to learning can be extremely stressful. Teachers need a blueprint for introducing more rigor into their classrooms while creating fun-filled activities that are critical thinking and inquiry based. Participants in this course will learn how to effectively address the distinct needs of their students that go beyond their comfort zones and push them toward success. A slew of activities will be completed including differentiated instruction, reading and writing in the content areas, interdisciplinary tactics, cross-cultural techniques, and current websites geared towards success. Both fiction and non-fiction sources will be addressed, as well as science and math strategies for learning.

10 Techniques to Do Now and Closures with Meaning

* New Course Spring/Summer 2021
*ONLINE due to Covid-19 

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

Eric Stolfa    Stolfaliips@gmail.com

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

Dates: MONDAY – FRIDAY August: 2,3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18,23 (5:15 – 9:45 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.

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

Tackling the COVID Transition: Back to School Guide for Teachers and Students

*NEW COURSE SUMMER 2021

ONLINE due to Covid-19

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Dates:         August 2 – 6, 2021            SUMMER 2021

Mt Sinai Congregational Church 

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

MONDAY – FRIDAY     8 AM – 5 PM 

Course Description:  How do we tackle the teaching world today?  How to we teach and reach our students after COVID?  Our students may think they are ready, and we may think we are ready, but are we armed with enough tools to do it?  This course is designed to assist educators in tackling the transitions we all face after COVID, and getting back into the classroom.  It is a guide to help educators discuss strategies for transitioning themselves as well as their students to become engaged again in full in-person education.   A variety of practical and simple transition strategies will be shared.  Strategies from how to handle stress and anxiety, to how to use Mindful techniques will be shared.  Educators will discuss a multitude of transitional classroom-based techniques on how to get your students ready for the everyday work they will face.  COVID touched us all in some deep way; now we have to transition back stronger than ever.  This is a must for all teachers of all disciplines K-12.

How to Differentiate your Classroom:  Theories and Practices for all Educators

*NEW COURSE SUMMER 2021

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

Dates:         August 9 – 13, 2021            SUMMER 2021

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

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

MONDAY – FRIDAY     8 AM – 5 PM

Instructor:  Kim Kittredge Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com


Course Description:  This course will explore how our daily instruction as an educator must constantly be changed and molded to fit our students’ needs. Since many of our students learn differently, it is our job as effective teachers to guide them through the learning process. Educators will discuss what a differentiated classroom really is, and how to differentiate for any grade level or subject. We will collaborate and work on a multitude of learning techniques and assessments for all learning styles. Many of these techniques can be brought back to the classroom and used with students who learn in all different ways. Teachers will find that differentiation is not that difficult task you thought it might be. It is more of a necessity for the good of all. This is a must for all educators of all disciplines K-12.   ZOOM Sessions included for those that need them.

Prioritizing our Children – The Impact of Screen Time on Childrens’ Mental Health

***New Course*** – Summer 2021

(3 credits/45 hours) – In-Service Credit
Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia

East Meadow Location

Dates – August 9-13, 2021 – 8 am-5 pm

Course Description – The virtual lives of students during and post-pandemic has been extremely stressful. Balancing health, family, friends, schooling, and sanity has been anything but ideal. Excessive time in front of the screen has left many students devoid of inter-personal skills and has led to anxiety and depression. Life lessons and socialization skills need to be retaught and at the forefront of learning. This course will examine the implications that virtual instruction has had on students and will investigate the ways in which emotions, empathy, and well-being intertwine with the real lives of students. Teachers will learn how they can assist students in venturing back into the classroom and relearning the skills that were missed during the past year. A myriad of topics will be covered as well as lessons and social-emotional strategies. A must for K-12 educators!!!!!

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning

*New Course*

Summer 2021

(3 Credits/45 Hours) in-service credit

Instructor: Kim Kittredge Email: kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Dates: August 16-20

Course Description: Due to new classroom environments over the past few years, educators have had to rework and rethink the way we view teaching and education.  Synchronous and asynchronous learning are only a small part of that challenge.  This course will help teachers discover and alter new methods for teaching synchronous lessons as well as asynchronous learning, and finding the right balance between both. In this course we will discuss the difference between the two types of learning.  We will share ways to make distance learning more effective and how to create assignments with meaning and structure.  A variety of hybrid learning tips and creative lessons will be discussed.  Educators will also discuss the many challenges faced with these types of learning. This course is a must for all teachers of all disciplines K-12.

Beyond Bloom – Building Critical Thinking Skills through Deductive Reasoning

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

East Meadow Location

Dates – August 16-20, 2021 – 8 am-5 pm

Course Description: The Common Core requires educators to infuse a plethora of higher order skills , as well as deductive reasoning techniques into the classroom. Effective questioning, critical thinking skills, and increased vocabulary development are all factors in student success. This course will enable educators to comprehend the cognitive domains of Bloom’s taxonomy and subsequently move further and develop mastery level thematic strategies that guide students on their journey to success. Cross curricular teaching, interdisciplinary applications, analytic, philosophical, and productive reasoning techniques will be addressed. Teachers will gain a multitude of strategies to extend student thinking. Poetic forms, non-fiction sources, as well as mastery level power words will be utilized. Participants will be able to gain and comprehend a wealth of definitions that pertain to Bloom’s taxonomy and beyond as well as develop problem solving strategies, all of which contribute to student mastery. Applicable for K-12 teachers

Instructor: Gayle Meinkes-Lumia Gaylelumia@yahoo.com

Promoting Self-Esteem in your Students

*NEW COURSE SUMMER 2021

*ONLINE due to Covid-19

Dates:         August 22 – 27, 2021            SUMMER 2021

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

Instructor: Kim Kittredge        Kcsunshine1969@yahoo.com

Summer 2021

(3 credits/45 hours) in service credit only

Course Description:  This course will discuss how self-esteem can plague so many of our students, and how we, as educators, can help. We can not only identify the problem, but address it. Educators will discuss the causes of low self-esteem and address the specific risk factors. Teachers will share techniques to build self-esteem of the students that need it the most. A must for all educators K-12.

Persistence, Positivity, and Perseverance

New Class – Summer 2021

East Meadow Location
Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia     gaylelumia@yahoo.com

(3 credits/45 hours) In-service credit only
Dates: August 23-27, 2021 – 8 am-5pm

Course Description: The three P’s of instruction are the driving forces for students’ successes. Ingraining this mindset in our learners creates lifelong skills. This course will explore the vast array of connections that teachers must foster in the classroom, including interdisciplinary ideals as: text to self, text to world, text to text. Teachers will be able to engage their learners in every discipline and bestow enlivened lessons into their worlds. Topics include creative writing, exploratory science, oral histories, mathematical manipulatives. All Next Generation standards will be covered. A must for K-12 Educators!!!

Dream Big, Motivate Forever – The Keys to Student Success

****New Class – Summer 2021****

East Meadow Location
Instructor – Gayle Meinkes-Lumia     gaylelumia@yahoo.com

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

Dates – August 30-September 3, 2021

Course Description: Reflecting and analyzing our practices as educators is critical. Creating learners that possess both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is transformative. This course focuses on a plethora of ways that students and teachers alike can cultivate and systematically address their learners. A myriad of ideas and lessons will be shared that challenge and guide students towards success. Lessons include literary studies, critical thinking exercises, poetry snippets, dramatic dialogues, Sample mini-lessons, activities, and strategies will be provided. A must for all K-12 instructors!!!!!!