Summer 2023 Session

SUMMER 2023 DATES:  6/26/23 – 9/3/23

The Long Island Institute of Professional Studies Registration Form

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IN PERSON COURSES are listed below the session dates.

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SPECIAL ONE WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

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SPECIAL TWO WEEK ACCELERATED SESSIONS:

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Time Management Strategies for All Educators

Instructor: Kim Kittredge   kkittredgeliips@gmail.com

(3 Credits/45 Hours) in service credit only

Mt Sinai Congregational Church

Dates: June 2023: 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20.

Course Description:  As an educator, do you ever feel that you just don’t have enough time in the day to get all your things doneDo you feel like you just don’t want to take your paperwork and grading home? Well, this course is designed to help educators with proper time management strategies.  Tips from planning lessons, to contacting parents, to grading will be discussed. Together we will examine how to prioritize your tasks, use your time more effectively, and stop procrastinating! You’ll also learn how to teach your students the skills to do it as well.  Teachers will discuss the importance of time management skills and planning, and how this is a skill we will use for life.  This course is a must for all educators levels K-12.

Writing the Perfect Lesson Plan

Summer 2023     Dates: June 26-30

3 Credits – In service Course (45 Hours)

Instructor: Kim Kittredge     kkittredgeliips@gmail.com

This course is designed to simplify the process of writing a terrific lesson plan. Educators will work together to create and execute the perfect lesson plan for your students. Teachers will share ideas and lessons they have previously used and discuss what makes an effective lesson. From the Do Now, to the Procedures, to the use of the standards and expectations, teachers will be armed with the tools to move forward with ease. Lesson plan writing does not have to be difficult; it could be perfect.

Co-teaching Classroom Models and Teacher Strategies

Dates: Summer 2023      July 3rd-7th      8 AM – 5 PM

3 Credits – In service Course (45 Hours)

Instructor: Kim Kittredge     kkittredgeliips@gmail.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church  

Course Description: 

This course will focus on how with the number of students with learning disabilities on the rise, how a solution had to be found.   As educators, we are confronted with the challenges of educating all students, even the ones with numerous learning delays and/or disabilities. Educators will discuss different ways in which they are required to find lessons in which to meet the needs of all learners. This course will explore co-teaching strategies that will enhance student learning. We will also investigate various learning strategies that meet the needs of students with various learning needs.  This course is a must for all educators levels K-12.

The Balanced Classroom

Dates: Summer 2023      July 10th-14th      8 AM – 5 PM

3 Credits – In service Course (45 Hours)

Instructor: Kim Kittredge     kkittredgeliips@gmail.com

Mt Sinai Congregational Church  

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.

Developing Strategic Reading Skills in your Students

Summer 2023     July 17th-21st

Instructor: Kim Kittredge kkittredge@gmail.com

(3 Credits/45 Hours) in service credit only

Course Description:  This course will focus on how excellent readers often begin to struggle when they enter upper grades.  This course will work with educators to strategically teach your students to read successfully no matter what subject you teach.  We will work on key reading skills and develop active instructional strategies for students in all disciplines.  Educators will work on strategic reading techniques to get your students to read well in all areas of study and understand the importance of text structure, as students move from narrative text to more expository text.  Educators will work on creating text-dependent questions, guided reading strategies and help students with close reading skills.  With reading being such an important skill across all curriculums, students should learn how to achieve and succeed with great strategies.  This course is a must for all educators levels K-12.

Exploring the World of Homework

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

On-Line & In-Person

Summer 2023     July 24th-28th

Instructor: Kim Kittredge         kkittredgeliips@gmail.com

Course Description:  This course will examine the role that homework plays in our school culture.  Homework is extremely important to all students in one aspect or another.  How do we assign effective and appropriate homework?  Ensure students complete it so that coursework can continue in class.  Educators will explore what different research and educators’ tell us about homework and its impact on the overall learning process.  This course is a must for all educators levels K-12. (updated course to include Post-Covid thinking and concepts)

Positive Classroom Connections

Summer 2023    July 31st-Aug. 4th

Kim Kittredge  kkittredgeliips@gmail.com

3 Credits (45 hours)  In-service course

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.

The Power of Language

Summer 2023

Kim Kittredge     kkittredgeliips@gmail.com

3 Credits (45 hours) in-service course

August 7th-11th

This course is designed to show teachers how to use their most powerful tool they have; their words! The use of a teacher’s words brings out the best in children/students.  Educators will learn how to use words effectively and efficiently to deal with just about every situation they can image; whether it be challenging or not.  Participants will learn effective and strategic help children develop proper speech, effective self-control, build their sense of community, and gain academic skills and knowledge.  All this will be done through skillful teacher language and modeling.  Teaching proper communication methods through powerful language techniques will transform your classroom and your students. This course is a must for teachers of grades K-12 of all levels.

Putting Children First: Encouraging a Healthy Mindset through Meditation

Summer 2023 

*New Course

Kim Kittredge     kkittredgeliips@gmail.com

3 Credits (45 hours) in-service course

August 14-18

In the world we find ourselves in today, mindfulness and meditative practices are almost a necessity for our students. This course is designed to help teachers by encouraging them to develop a healthy mindset in their students.  Educators will learn strategies for encouraging active mindset and mediation practices in class.  Strategies will be shared to help your students become calmer in the sometimes crazy and stressful day to day of school.  Participants will learn effective and strategic ways to relax students and help them become more mindful.  This course is a must for teachers of grades K-12 of all levels.

Understanding Diversity and Multiculturalism in Our Schools

*New Course

Instructor: Kim Kittredge

kkittredgeliips@gmail.com

3 Credits – In-service Course (45 Hours)

Dates: August 21st-25th 2023

Course Description:  

This course is designed for educators to examine diversity, multiculturalism, and language obstacles that we find today in our schools.  As many students enter our education systems from foreign countries, many teachers have to be armed with the skills to help them work successfully to meet our education standards.  This course will help teachers learn effective ways to work with, and often learn from, these assimilating students of diverse cultural backgrounds.  Participants will focus on effective strategies to deal with our ever-changing school communities.  Educators will discuss language collaboration, how to plan your curriculum and focus your lessons, and how to successfully promote your lower functioning students due to language or cultural barriers.  Many techniques will be shared on how to educate your multicultural, diverse, classroom, and move these students to the next level.  This course is a must for all educators levels K-12.