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The STAR Moodle, a digital platform available 24/7, provides resources and information exchange for Cultural Arts Coordinators.    The moodle also serves as a vehicle to connect partnering districts for the Exploratory Enrichment COSER and houses Rockland BOCES forms used by Cultural Arts Coordinators in the cultural arts process.   Participants in the moodle can share  and seek information on cultural arts programming through various forums on the Moodle.   The STAR moodle is supported by Rockland Teachers’ Center.

Application of the Blended Learning Platform for Moodle.

This course is an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which is a field dedicated to the application of behavioral principals and procedures. We will cover basic principles, such as reinforcement, stimulus control, and extinction, and we will address how these principles can be used within the classroom to yield academic and behavioral success for students in general and special education classrooms.


This course will train teacher leaders to become experts in the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) in K-6 English Language Arts (ELA) while maximizing their relevance to teachers’ Annual Profession Performance Review (APPR). Participants will use available resources to create and evaluate the quality, rigor and alignment of their lessons and assessments to the CCLS in ELA. Furthermore, this course will address strategies/methodologies of coaching fellow teachers.

This course will train teacher leaders to become experts in the Common Core Learning Standards in K-6 Mathematics, while maximizing their relevance to teachers’ Annual Profession Performance Review (APPR).Participants will use available resources to create and evaluate the quality,rigor and alignment of their lessons and assessments to the CCLS in Math. Furthermore, this course will address strategies/methodologies of coaching fellow teachers.

In this course we will collaborate online, use Google Docs, look at Google Earth and build models in Google SketchUp. 

We will work as a group and individually to explore, practice and create materials that can be used in the classroom.


Have you ever read a book... a short story... a poem and been able to see the characters, know the place, or empathize with the protagonist? Many students haven't had such a memorable reading moment. To motive students to read, teachers can connect reading with the digital apps and gadgets students use every day.  In this course we will explore a wealth of digital resources to connect kids with books.  Using Digital Resources to Enhance Reading Comprehension will provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to connect kids with reading through the most innovative digital applications.

The research-based strategies and skills utilized in this course will enable teachers to help students build effective relationships, and work through life's challenges in constructive and ethical ways. Through these efforts teachers will be able to will enhance school climate, make a difference in the lives of their students, change the fabric of their classroom communities and impact systemic change in their districts.