PFT 400 ER&D Sign Up
The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers will be offering courses for professional development. Members who successfully complete the ER&D classes receive either inservice credits from the Pittsburgh-Mt. Oliver Intermediate Unit #2 that will count toward certification or increment credits for advanced study/salary schedule placement purposes from the Pittsburgh School District under the PFT-negotiated Agreement. All ER&D classes count for Act 48 hours. One course equals 60 Act 48 hours. You must attend all 10 classes.

Classes will meet every Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:00 PM in the PFT Building located at 10 South 19th Street. Parking is available on site. Materials for all classes are included. There is a charge of $60 per class only for those taking classes for inservice credit to be paid after your acceptance into the class. All classes will be limited. Responses must be received by Friday, February 9, 2018. You will be notified by email/text regarding acceptance into the class after February 16, 2018. (Classes are not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.) Courses that have less than twelve responses will not be held. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Foundations of Effective Teaching
Organizing the Classroom Environment for Teaching and Learning, and Building Academic Success
This core course addresses the fundamental aspects of teaching and learning that are relevant for teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. It examines proven practices for establishing and maintaining classroom management, maximizing use of learning time, questioning and feedback skills, homework, interactive guided instruction strategies, and scaffolding techniques. It also addresses the challenges teachers are facing to raise the performance level of all students while also closing the achievement gap. It addresses both environmental and instructional conditions that foster student achievement by (1) examining the effects that teacher expectations and the social context of the classroom have on student learning, and (2) providing an in-depth study of two instructional models – cognitive apprenticeship and cooperative small groups – that actively engage students and address the diversity of their learning needs.

Managing Student Behavior (formerly Managing Anti-Social Behavior)
This course will explore the basic elements of anti-social behavior, from definition to management techniques. Emphasis will also be placed upon other aspects of anti-social behavior including development, behavior analysis, and school-wide management practices. This course will require extensive participation, discussion, and classroom experimentation. A variety of readings will be required which will include the manual, periodicals, and other relevant research. (All levels, K-12)
Requirement: Foundations of Effective Teaching

NOTE: Homework assignments will be required in all of the courses.

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