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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.

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.

This online course is for those who want to design thematic teaching units that will spark the interest of all students. Participants will explore the key components of mapping and design their own standards-based curriculum maps using Rubicon Atlas, an online mapping tool for teachers. With frequent collaboration and feedback from colleagues, participants will know what works, and what needs work, before ever meeting their students.