David Falcone

David Falcone has been an elementary teacher in the Rocky Point School District for 20 years.  He currently teaches 5th grade.  Previously, he has taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, Enrichment, and in an Inclusion Setting.  David has also served as the Principal of an Alternative High School, Assistant Principal of a Regional Summer School, and an Athletic Coach.

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writing, write, fountain penCurrent Educational Trends and the Impact on Instruction

The state of education continues to change based on new policies, programs, issues, and events. In the past decade, educational terms such as “accountability”, “standards”, “assessments”, “technology integration”, and “professional development” have been used on a much more frequent basis by educators, community members, and even politicians. This course will explore educational policies at the national and state levels, school budget cuts, and other trends that impact education in America. Through this course, teachers will discover ways in which they can change instructional plans and strategies to best meet the needs of their students in these ever-changing times. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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

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boys, children, readingEducational Grants and Curriculum-Based Projects in the Classroom

The use of curriculum-based projects in a classroom can motivate students to reach their highest potential. This course will explore student and class projects for all grade levels. The projects address character education, community service, and charitable causes. Through this course, K-12 educators will develop a better understanding of ways to incorporate curriculum-based projects into their classrooms. In addition, participants will learn about various educational grants available to teachers for funding projects. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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

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meeting, team, workplaceEducational Partnerships in the 21st Century

It is crucial for teachers to develop educational partnerships with colleagues to lead a successful 21st Century classroom. This course will take an in-depth look at collaboration strategies, interdisciplinary teaching, team teaching, parallel design, and curriculum integration. In addition, the course will look at ways in which educators can make connections with members of the school community and specific organizations (Examples: PTA, SEPTA, Civic Association, Historical Society, Etc.). Finally, the concept of having parents as educational partners will be examined through research and data of what works best on each grade level. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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

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new, paper, newspaperIncorporating Current Events into Classroom Instruction

Current Events can be integrated into all subject-areas and within all grade levels. This course will take an in-depth look into how current events can be a part of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Special Areas. Specifically, course participants will learn about instructional resources such as NewseumEd and a Journalist’s Resource, along with the importance of news literacy. Participants will discover ways to integrate Current Events into their curriculums on a daily basis, while continuing to meet the educational standards set forth. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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

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hands, raised, raised handsIncorporating Academic Competitions to Improve Learning Outcomes

Academic Competitions can help motivate students to follow their passions and achieve success. Local, national, and international competitions related to English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies provide effective opportunities for student recognition. Participants in this course will learn about different competitions, contests, and programs that celebrate academic accomplishments. Connections will be made to the standards and curriculum. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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

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child, soccer, playingIntegrating Sports Themes into the Curriculum

Students of all ages look at sports as a main hobby and source of entertainment outside of school. This course focuses on learning in relation to youth, amateur, and professional athletics. Participants will create projects, lessons, and activities that will tie sporting events to English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Participants will develop curriculum-based assignments for their classroom, with a special emphasis on sports leagues, teams, and athletes. Students will make connections between what is happening in and outside of the classroom. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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

$220.00$270.00
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class, discussion, girlsModifications in Instruction for the At-Risk Student

 It is the goal of every educator to best meet the needs of all students. In specific instances, it can be more difficult to achieve success with an at-risk student. This course will look closely at ways to help all learners grow and achieve. Course participants will learn about ways to work effectively with students who may need extra support or who are in need of alternative strategies to succeed in an academic setting. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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

$220.00$270.00
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printer, 3d, printProviding STEM Learning Opportunities through Robotics and Makerspaces

The use of Robotics and Makerspaces in schools has led to an increase in STEM learning opportunities for students. This course will examine robotics, including opportunities provided by FIRST Inspires. Participants will also learn about the Maker Movement and the development of Makerspaces. Strategies to apply best STEM teaching practices within classroom lessons and activities will be reviewed in detail. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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

$220.00$270.00
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kindness, accepting, attunedThe Science of Kindness in the Classroom

Scientific studies show how displaying kindness can help individuals become more successful in achieving their goals. As educators, we can help students discover these benefits and provide support in applying them each day. This course will explore the various benefits related to showing kindness, while also looking at strategies to reduce bullying situations in classrooms and schools. Participants will be provided with resources to integrate kindness activities into the academic curriculum within in all subject-areas. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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$220.00$270.00
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brain, gears, conceptWhole Brain Teaching in Action

In today’s educational environment, teachers at all levels are sharing the same difficulties in best meeting the needs of students. A way to improve instruction, increase student engagement, and lead to success for all children is with Whole Brain Teaching. The Whole Brain method holds the belief that students learn the most when they are having fun. Classrooms are very organized but humor and learning games are also an integral part of the instructional approach. As part of this course, participants will learn the steps and levels associated with Whole Brain Teaching. In addition, participants will work on specific ways to incorporate classroom strategies as soon as possible. This course is suitable for all educators, K-12.

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

$220.00$270.00
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