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1. Guest Teacher Training

Program: Guest Teacher

Audience: Individuals who possess a bachelor's degree

Dates: 6/1/2024 to 6/30/2025

The Guest Teacher Training Program (formerly called the Emergency Substitute Training Program) assists you in obtaining an Emergency Permit to serve as a day-to-day substitute in local school districts during the 2024-2025 school year. The intent of this program is to increase the number of available substitutes for our public schools. In order to qualify for the training program, the candidate must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. This training will be conducted ONLINE and is ASYNCHRONOUS. When your registration is complete, please allow one business day for processing. KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR EMAIL! Instructions on how to access the training will be sent to your email after your registration is processed.

2. LETRS Volume 1 (Summer 2024)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Regular and Special Education Teachers; Reading Specialists; Reading Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 6/18/2024 to 8/6/2024

LETRS is an acronym for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. LETRS is an empowering professional development course of study for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS is not a literacy curriculum. Instead, it provides knowledge and tools that teachers can use with core reading program. It is designed to bring deeper insight and knowledge to reading instruction, provide answers that instructional materials cannot, and allow teachers to reach, through explicit, scientifically-based methods, students who might otherwise fail. LETRS professional development consists of several components that give participants a blended learning opportunity. Each participant will receive a Volume 1 participant book, have access to online learning modules, and four in-person unit workshops. Attendance at in-person workshops, completion of the online learning modules and additional activities are eligible for Act 48 Hours. An overview of these activities and Act 48 hours will be done during the Unit 1 Workshop. Workshops will be held at Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be on your own. Volume 1 participant book and online subscription is $399.00. Participants must attend the Unit 1 workshop as the prerequisite for any other unit workshops. Unit 1 The Challenge of Learning to Read June 18, 2024 Unit 2 The Speech Sounds of English July 9, 2024 Unit 3 Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling July 25, 2024 Unit 4 Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition August 6, 2024

3. CARLOW UNIVERSITY - ESL 01 Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Individuals enrolled in the ESL Program Specialist program

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 6/30/2025

Participants in the ESL Program Specialist course, Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity, should register here to ADD graduate credits from Carlow University

4. CARLOW UNIVERSITY - ESL02 Language Acquisition

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 6/30/2025

Participants in the ESL Program Specialist course, Language Acquisition, should register here to ADD graduate credits from Carlow University.

5. CARLOW UNIVERSITY - ESL03 - Literacy Acquisition

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 6/30/2025

Participants in the ESL Program Specialist course, Literacy Acquisition, should register here to ADD graduate credits from Carlow University

6. CARLOW UNIVERSITY - ESL04 - Observing and Planning Instruction

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 6/30/2025

Participants in the ESL Program Specialist course, Observing and Planning Instruction, should register here to ADD graduate credits from Carlow University

7. CARLOW UNIVERSITY - ESL05 - Implementing and Managing Instruction

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 6/30/2025

Participants in the ESL Program Specialist course, Implementing and Managing Instruction, should register here to ADD graduate credits from Carlow University

8. CARLOW UNIVERSITY - ESL06 - Assessing ESL Students

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 6/30/2025

Participants in the ESL Program Specialist course, Assessing ESL Students, should register here to ADD graduate credits from Carlow University

9. LETRS- Nonpublic Science of Reading Professional Development

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Regular and Special Educators, Reading Specialists and Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 6/18/2025

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Are you ready to take your literacy instruction to the next level? We are thrilled to extend a special invitation to administrators and educators from Nonpublic Schools to participate in our year-long Science of Reading Professional Development Workshop! This professional development will delve into the research and evidence-based literacy instruction using Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling, commonly known as LETRS. LETRS Professional Development is a blended learning opportunity that includes practical guidance in how to implement effective reading instruction in the phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency. Each participant will receive the LETRS Volume 1 manual and have online access to the Lexia Learning Platform for one year. In addition, there will be four in-person interactive workshops held at Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV. This comprehensive program is designed to empower educators and improve student outcomes. There are 2 costs associated with this training...the materials and the cost of the workshop. The cost for the LETRS Volume 1 participant manual and online access to the Lexia Learning Platform is $399. The cost for our in-person workshops will depend on the number of confirmed participants. The more signed up the lesser the amount per person. Once registration closes we will be able to calculate the final cost. Schools will be billed for both materials and workshop cost. In-person Workshops will be held at: Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV 453 Maple Street Grove City, PA 16127 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Unit 1: Monday, July 22 2024 Unit 2: Thursday, November 21, 2024 Unit 3: Wednesday, April 16, 2025 Unit 4: Wednesday, June 18, 2025

10. Safety Care Recertification Training - July 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 7/31/2024

This Safety-Care™ recertification course is a one-day training that provides a complete overview of the initial Safety-Care™ training curriculum. Participants must demonstrate competency in all areas of the Safety-Care™ curriculum and will be tested for proficiency through the demonstrated competencies and a written test. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will maintain their certification for one full year. The one-day recertification course is required annually. Prerequisite: Two-day initial training must be completed prior to this course.

11. 2024 Education Expo: A Celebration of Education

Program: Education Expo

Audience: Educators, Related Service Staff, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

Dates: 8/1/2024

The MIU IV Education Expo: A Celebration of Education is a premier educational event bringing together educators from all fields of study, administrators, education professionals from various disciplines and professors. Our goal is to create a vibrant learning community where educators can exchange insights, explore new approaches, build meaningful connections, and celebrate best practices.

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12. MIU IV Education Expo: A Celebration of Education

Program: Education Expo

Dates: 8/1/2024

The MIU IV Education Expo: A Celebration of Education is a premier educational event bringing together educators from all fields of study, administrators, education professionals from various disciplines and professors. Our goal is to create a vibrant learning community where educators can exchange insights, explore new approaches, build meaningful connections, and celebrate best practices.

13. Developing a Growth Mindset in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 9/3/2024

ONLINE COURSE: A growth mindset is a belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is a belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course, we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

14. Motivating and Inspiring Today's Students: Strategies, Methods and Materials to Awaken the Learner

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 9/3/2024

ONLINE COURSE: Bringing motivation and inspiration to the classroom is not easy. Motivating students is of paramount concern for classroom teachers. This class is intended to not only motivate students but also to inspire the teacher! The course will provide the needed stimulating tools for pre-K to 12 educators to create classrooms in which students are motivated and inspired to learn. A comprehensive understanding of students' needs and the nature of motivation from recognized experts in the field will be presented. The modules in the class will provide much variety through analyzing videos, powerpoints, readings, applying strategies, responding to participants and motivational techniques along with materials to develop that produce desired results. With these practical resources, you will discover a results-driven framework based on student needs and goals along with practical applications of the concepts through employing effective strategies and materials that welcome engagement. The text for the class is Motivating and Inspiring Students: Strategies to Awaken the Learner (2017) by Marzano, Scott, Boogren and Newcomb. You will be able to complete assignments ahead of the required dates to adjust to your schedule. There are no required Zoom or group meetings.

15. Paraeducator Series - Understanding & Promoting Wellness

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: All Paraeducators

Dates: 8/6/2024

Prepare to unlock the secrets to educator resilience in this dynamic training! Delve into the realms of burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress, gaining insights into their effects. Discover powerful protective factors and proactive measures to shield against these challenges. Plus, get ready to ignite your wellness journey across eight domains with actionable strategies and intentional planning.

16. Paraeducator Series - An Overview of Mental Health

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: All Paraeducators

Dates: 8/6/2024

Embark on a journey into the fascinating world of mental health diagnoses commonly found in school settings! Join us as we uncover the secrets behind these prevalent conditions and arm ourselves with innovative strategies to support students right in the heart of the classroom. Get ready to ignite passion and make a real impact on the lives of your students!

17. 8-7-24 - PASA DLM - The Instruction & Assessment Connection

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Special education teachers who have PASA eligible students, Building administrators and/or special education administrators with programming responsibilities and/or oversight of instructional programming

Dates: 8/7/2024

This training is designed to build statewide capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements (EEs) for students with complex learning needs. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning.

18. Heartsaver CPR/AED Course - Aug 2024

Program: CPR and AED Training

Dates: 8/7/2024

The Heartsaver® CPR AED Course is designed to prepare you to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner During the Heartsaver® CPR AED Course you will: - Learn how to recognize when someone needs CPR - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for an adult - Learn how to give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for a child - Learn how to provide AED Heartsaver® CPR AED Course with First Aid is available upon request

19. Heartsaver CPR/AED Course - Aug 2024 PM

Program: CPR and AED Training

Dates: 8/7/2024

The Heartsaver® CPR AED Course is designed to prepare you to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner During the Heartsaver® CPR AED Course you will: - Learn how to recognize when someone needs CPR - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for an adult - Learn how to give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for a child - Learn how to provide AED Heartsaver® CPR AED Course with First Aid is available upon request

20. Structured Literacy for Administrators

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/8/2024

We are offering a 2 hour Structured Literacy Workshop for Administrators. In this session, you will learn the foundations of The Science of Reading and Structured Literacy with an emphasis on the resources and trainings available to support you and your staff.

21. Special Education Secretary Training - For NEW secretaries

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Special Education Secretaries

Dates: 8/16/2024

Under the Supervision of the Director of Special Education, secretaries keep legal special education records, maintain accurate data, compile various reports and documents and assist in many other areas. We will review compliance requirements and best practices for documentation as well as special education terminology.

22. Safety Care Initial Training - Aug 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 8/19/2024 to 8/20/2024

Safety-Care® Behavioral Safety Training program is a two-day training that provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Safety-Care provides the tools you need to be safe when working with behaviorally challenging individuals. Using up-to-date and effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), the Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for preventing and managing behavioral challenges, and teaching replacement behaviors. Safety-Care promotes a positive reinforcement-based approach, and the development of new skills, resulting in fewer restraints. Trainees who successfully pass the course will receive a Safety-Care™ training certificate. Recertification is required annually through a one-day recertification course.

23. Safety Care Recertification Training - August 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 8/19/2024

This Safety-Care™ recertification course is a one-day training that provides a complete overview of the initial Safety-Care™ training curriculum. Participants must demonstrate competency in all areas of the Safety-Care™ curriculum and will be tested for proficiency through the demonstrated competencies and a written test. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will maintain their certification for one full year. The one-day recertification course is required annually. Prerequisite: Two-day initial training must be completed prior to this course.

24. Safety Care Initial Training - Aug 27/28, 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 8/27/2024 to 8/28/2024

Safety-Care® Behavioral Safety Training program is a two-day training that provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Safety-Care provides the tools you need to be safe when working with behaviorally challenging individuals. Using up-to-date and effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), the Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for preventing and managing behavioral challenges, and teaching replacement behaviors. Safety-Care promotes a positive reinforcement-based approach, and the development of new skills, resulting in fewer restraints. Trainees who successfully pass the course will receive a Safety-Care™ training certificate. Recertification is required annually through a one-day recertification course.

25. Educator Induction Day 1 (Year I)

Program: Educator Induction

Dates: 8/30/2024

First year educators completing MIU IV's Educator Induction Program will complete six (6) professional development days as one of the requirements of the PDE-approved program. August 30, 2024, is considered Day I of Year I.

26. Academic Games - Onsets Fall 2024 Coaches Training

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Dates: 9/6/2024

Coaches meeting for any Academic Games Coach interested in learning how to play Onsets or work to improve upon coaching/teaching strategies moving into the 2024 - 2025 Academic Games season.

27. Academic Games FALL 2024 Coaches Meeting

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Audience: Academic Games Coaches

Dates: 9/9/2024

All Academic Games Coaches in the MIU IV Academic Games League should attend this information meeting. Important information will be discussed/shared regarding the 2024 - 2025 Academic Games Regular and Postseason events. Please plan to attend!

28. MIU IV FALL 2024 Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Audience: Gifted Teachers/Advisors

Dates: 9/9/2024

Any gifted teachers and advisors within the MIU IV catchment should plan to attend the Fall Meeting for updates and helpful information.

29. Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: Educator Induction

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/10/2024 to 10/8/2024

ONLINE COURSE: Diversity in the classroom is increasing. For the first time in history, the majority of students are racial and ethnic minorities. Unfortunately, the teaching styles, materials, and classrooms do not reflect these diverse cultures and backgrounds, thus leaving the majority of students disconnected from the learning process. Students need to be exposed to authors and characters that look, sound, and act like them. Classrooms need to reflect diversity, not only on holidays but all the time. Spanish culture, achievements of minorities, and black history need to be embedded daily not taught only during a designated month or on a holiday. When students' backgrounds are not considered, problems such as language barriers, systemic discrimination, and lack of representation occur. In this three-credit online course, participants will explore the principles of culturally responsive teaching and examine teaching strategies that promote a culturally responsive classroom.

30. Teachers Building Resilience and Creating Compassionate Classrooms

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/10/2024 to 10/22/2024

ONLINE COURSE: This course is designed to examine the concept of resilience and how building teacher resilience can lead to more compassionate classrooms for both teachers and students. Specifically, the focus areas of developing mindful awareness, communicating effectively, building community, discovering personal strengths, and cultivating compassion will be explored throughout the course.

31. Heartsaver CPR/AED Course - Sept 2024

Program: CPR and AED Training

Dates: 9/10/2024

The Heartsaver® CPR AED Course is designed to prepare you to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner During the Heartsaver® CPR AED Course you will: - Learn how to recognize when someone needs CPR - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for an adult - Learn how to give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for a child - Learn how to provide AED Heartsaver® CPR AED Course with First Aid is available upon request

32. Check & Connect Preparation and Implementation Training (Fall)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Administrators, Check & Connect Coordinator

Dates: 9/11/2024

"Check & Connect's Preparation & Implementation Training provides administrators and leadership teams with a thorough overview of the intervention and how to prepare their site for implementing with fidelity. This is a requirement for sites to complete prior to mentor training."

33. Nonpublic Virtual Professional Development

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Nonpublic staff

Dates: 9/11/2024 to 5/14/2025

On the second Wednesday of each month, optional professional development opportunities will be available virtually! Topics will vary based on prior trends in behavior coach referrals and teacher feedback. An opportunity for teachers to take away strategies, seek guidance, ask questions, and share successes and challenges with other teachers within other Nonpublic schools. Interested participants will receive an email describing the upcoming topic and a Zoom link to participate.

34. 9-12-24 - PASA DLM - The Instruction & Assessment Connection

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Special education teachers who have PASA eligible students, Building administrators and/or special education administrators with programming responsibilities and/or oversight of instructional programming

Dates: 9/12/2024

This training is designed to build statewide capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements (EEs) for students with complex learning needs. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning.

35. Safety Care Recertification Training - September 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 9/12/2024

This Safety-Care™ recertification course is a one-day training that provides a complete overview of the initial Safety-Care™ training curriculum. Participants must demonstrate competency in all areas of the Safety-Care™ curriculum and will be tested for proficiency through the demonstrated competencies and a written test. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will maintain their certification for one full year. The one-day recertification course is required annually. Prerequisite: Two-day initial training must be completed prior to this course.

36. Librarians Network

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Audience: District Librarians

Dates: 9/13/2024

Fall 2024 Meeting

37. Building Camaraderie: A Teacher's Guide

Program: Educator Induction

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/17/2024 to 10/15/2024

Camaraderie building activities serve to embrace diversity, differentiate instruction, address different learning styles, curb discipline issues, foster teamwork, increase productivity, and guide students in reaching common classroom goals. This course examines best practices that support classroom teachers in their quest to build and encourage the cooperative spirit of their students and a positive classroom community. Participants will examine ways to build a constructive learning environment where respect and positive citizenship can be demonstrated by all students. Having a sense of camaraderie builds self-worth, self-confidence, tolerance, and respect which in turn motivates students to thrive academically and personally. Participants will be provided with research, tools, and support to develop instructional models that promote respect and build camaraderie in the diverse 21st-century classroom.

38. The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 9/17/2024 to 10/15/2024

This ONLINE CLASS will be extremely helpful for the first-time teacher just as much as for the seasoned professional! This course will provide an educator's goldmine of pertinent information to make not only the first day of school but every day run smoothly. The book utilized, The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong, is the updated edition of a proven resource on successful teaching practices for both classroom management and student success. The course will feature many great, practical ideas to implement resulting in positive outcomes which will also include virtual teaching. Students' educational experiences will be so much better after having applied the book along with completing the other high-powered activities in the class. The text for this class The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (5th edition, 2018) by Harry Wong & Rosemary Wong ISBN-13: 978-0976423386 must be obtained prior to the start of the session. For questions, please contact Dr. William Yerger at william.yerger@eastern.edu or call 610-248-4737.

39. ACT 158: Pathways to Graduation - REBOOT

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Audience: Administrators, School Counselors, Support Personnel

Dates: 9/17/2024

Are you new to Act 158: Pathways to Graduation or do you just need a reboot/refresh to start the 2024 - 2025 SY? If yes, then this opportunity is for you!

40. SWPBIS Monthly Coaches Calls

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: SWPBIS Coaches and Team Members

Dates: 9/18/2024 to 5/21/2025

On the third Wednesday of each month, optional mini-trainings will be held for virtually for PBIS team members. Topics will range from Universal Tier 1 Supports to Advanced Tiers Supports. In addition, these monthly coaches calls will be an opportunity for coaches and teams to seek guidance, ask questions, share successes or challenges, and provide resources with their facilitators and other coaches across districts. Interested participants will receive an email describing the upcoming topic and a Zoom link to participate.

41. Act 71 - More Than Sad/QPR

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: All education staff

Dates: 9/19/2024

"MIU IV is pleased to offer professional development in Act 71 - Youth Suicide Prevention for Educators. During this 4 hour session, participants will be trained in both More Than Sad and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's program called More Than Sad teaches educators to recognize signs of mental health distress in students. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. These are the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Training in QPR includes learning how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help."

42. Reading PLC 7 MIGHTY MOVES Book Club (Virtual Option)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: General and Special Educators, Reading Specialists and Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 9/23/2024 to 5/19/2025

Join our Reading PLC! It is easy as 1-2-3! Let's take a deep dive into the book, 7 Might Moves, by Lindsay Kemeny. In this no-nonsense guide, primary reading expert and classroom teacher Lindsay Kemeny shares seven ways K-to-3 teachers can transform their reading instruction, based on reliable research. Each chapter focuses on a critical area of foundational reading-from the most efficient ways to teach phonemic awareness and phonics to the most effective ways to boost comprehension. Kemeny offers "do-tomorrow" strategies, routines and lessons that she uses every day with her students to help them acquire essential skills and transfer them to their reading. She also provides links to video demonstrations that show how she puts reading science into practice. This PLC will be held virtually. You will have two opportunities to join these sessions. The topics shared in the morning and afternoon sessions will be the same. You can join us at 7:45 AM or 3 PM. Each session will run for 30 minutes. September 23, 2024-Session Topic: Introduction to The 7 Mighty Moves by Lindsay Kemeny October 21, 2024-Session Topic: Move 1: Teach Phonemic Awareness with Intention November 25, 2024-Session Topic: Move 2: Teach Phonics Explicitly and Systematically NO December Session January 13, 2025-Session Topic: Move 3: Teach Decoding Strategies, Not Cueing Strategie February 24, 2025-Session Topic: Move 4: Use Decodable Text Instead of Predictable Texts with Beginning Readers March 24, 2025-Session Topic: Move 5: Embrace a Better Approach to Teaching "Sight Words" April 28, 2025-Session Topic: Move 6 Focus on Meaningful Fluency Practice May 19, 2025-Session Topic: Move 7: Improve Comprehension by Developing Vocabulary and Background Knowledge

43. Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/24/2024 to 10/22/2024

ONLINE COURSE: With approximately 7 to 8% of students being diagnosed with learning disabilities, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of learning disabilities in order to meet these students' needs. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to more completely understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified, and how they are managed in the educational setting. It is with this knowledge through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions amongst colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, IEP goals, accommodations, and modifications, that participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities.

44. Safety Care Initial Training - Sept. 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 9/24/2024 to 9/25/2024

Safety-Care® Behavioral Safety Training program is a two-day training that provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Safety-Care provides the tools you need to be safe when working with behaviorally challenging individuals. Using up-to-date and effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), the Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for preventing and managing behavioral challenges, and teaching replacement behaviors. Safety-Care promotes a positive reinforcement-based approach, and the development of new skills, resulting in fewer restraints. Trainees who successfully pass the course will receive a Safety-Care™ training certificate. Recertification is required annually through a one-day recertification course.

45. Writing IEPs and the Educational Benefit Review process

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Special Education Teachers and LEAs

Dates: 9/24/2024

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone of a quality education for each child with a disability. It creates the opportunity for staff, parents, related service providers, community members, and students to work together to improve educational results. We will give updated information on state requirements for IEP development. Participants will analyze their own IEP's, check for alignment, complete hands on activities, and work with groups to generate ideas for completing a compliant IEP. The IEP will be linked to the EBR process. The purpose of the Educational Benefit Review (EBR) is to determine if a student's IEP is reasonably calculated for the student to receive educational benefit.

46. ACT126/31 Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: All Education Staff

Dates: 9/25/2024

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training is a requirement in Pennsylvania for all school employees who have direct contact with children. In this Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance 3 hour training session we will review the elements of child abuse, including the legal definitions and categories, and indicators of abuse. The training provides an overview of mandated reporting obligations, including how to make a report, protections for those who report, and liabilities for failing to report. This training is approved by the PA Department of Education, PA Department of Human Services, and State Acts 126 & 31.

47. Check & Connect Mentor Training (Fall)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Check & Connect Mentors

Dates: 9/25/2024

"Check & Connect Mentor Training is a 1-day in-depth, competency-based training designed to provide Check & Connect mentors with the information, competencies, and skills needed to be an effective Check & Connect mentor at their local site. Mentors will learn about the core components and elements of Check & Connect, their role and expectations of the Check & Connect mentor, and how to implement the "Check" and "Connect" procedures with fidelity. They will also learn the core competencies and skills needed to be an effective mentor, such as building relationships with students, families, and school personnel, using data to determine interventions, reflective listening, problem-solving and engaging with families."

48. Special Education LEA Meeting 9/27/2024

Program: Special Education

Audience: School District LEA, MIU IV Supervisor, MIU IV TaC

Dates: 9/27/2024

Special Education updates from PDE, PaTTAN and MIU IV for compliance and processes.

49. Be Mindful: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/1/2024 to 10/29/2024

ONLINE COURSE - Being Mindful: Teacher and Student Wellness is a course that explores and allows participants to develop and implement classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. Mindfulness is a management strategy that can be implemented in any classroom. Well-being and mindfulness must first be addressed before learning can take place. Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose in the present moment in such a way that is balanced for both teacher and student. Participants will explore curricula for mindfulness in the classroom, as well as scientific research, best practices, and the holistic education of the mind and body that we strive to provide our 21st-century students. Both teacher and student must maintain a level of self-care and awareness in order to make great academic and personal strides. Participants will develop an action plan to introduce mindfulness in the classroom so that awareness, insightfulness, and presence are established so academic goals can be met.

50. LETRS Volume 1 (2024-2025 School Year)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Regular and Special Education Teachers; Reading Specialists; Reading Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 2/26/2025

This professional development course of study for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS is not a literacy curriculum. Instead, it provides knowledge and tools that teachers can use with core reading program. It is designed to bring deeper insight and knowledge to reading instruction, provide answers that instructional materials cannot, and allow teachers to reach, through explicit, scientifically-based methods, students who might otherwise fail. LETRS professional development consists of several components that give participants a blended learning opportunity. Each participant will receive a Volume 1 participant book, have access to online learning modules, and four in-person unit workshops. Attendance at in-person workshops, completion of the online learning modules and additional activities are eligible for Act 48 Hours. An overview of these activities and Act 48 hours will be done during the Unit 1 Workshop. Workshops will be held at Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be on your own. Volume 1 participant book and online subscription is $399.00. Participants must attend the Unit 1 workshop as the prerequisite for any other unit workshops. Unit 1 The Challenge of Learning to Read October 2, 2024 Unit 2 The Speech Sounds of English December 2, 2024 Unit 3 Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling January 29, 2025 Unit 4 Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition February 26, 2025

51. Tri - County Transition Council - Oct 2024

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Transition coordinators, agency representatives

Dates: 10/2/2024

Our transition council is a network of parents, educators, and community service providers working together to help students with special needs in their transition from school to adult life. We discuss activities, resources, and other topics to promote effective transition planning.

52. School Climate Summit

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Audience: Administrators, supervisors, counselors, teachers, and SORs

Dates: 10/4/2024

Combined School Climate Improvement and Safety Summit.

53. Academic Games - LinguiSHTIK Fall 2024 Coaches Training

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Dates: 10/7/2024

Coaches meeting for any Academic Games Coach interested in learning how to play LinguiSHTIK or work to improve upon coaching/teaching strategies moving into the 2024 - 2025 Academic Games season.

54. A-Z Guide on Positive Discipline - Solutions for Classroom Behavior Problems

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/8/2024 to 11/5/2024

This 3 credit ONLINE COURSE is designed to address modern-day problems and provide practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. The participant will develop an awareness of suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students. The participant will be acquainted with creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning, uses encouragement rather than rewards, and instills valuable social skills and positive behavior. The participant will understand the motivation behind the student's behavior instead of looking for causes.

55. Teaching Strategies That Improve Student Achievement

Program: Educator Induction

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/8/2024 to 11/5/2024

ONLINE COURSE: This course is designed for the new teacher or the in-service teacher who has 5 or fewer years in the classroom. During the course, we will explore three phases of teaching. First, preparing for the learning to include strategies that allow students to come to the learning place with some information in hand. Secondly, direct instruction utilizes strategies that help the learner to make sense of the information and allows them to manipulate the ideas in individual ways to gain understanding and finally, strategies that help the learner to process the information and apply it outside of the classroom and in other contents. The teachers will come away with a better understanding of the nuances of developing instruction that provides for student learning.

56. Heartsaver CPR/AED Course - Oct 2024

Program: CPR and AED Training

Dates: 10/10/2024

The Heartsaver® CPR AED Course is designed to prepare you to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner During the Heartsaver® CPR AED Course you will: - Learn how to recognize when someone needs CPR - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for an adult - Learn how to give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for a child - Learn how to provide AED Heartsaver® CPR AED Course with First Aid is available upon request

57. Behavior Support PLC

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: ES Teachers, Paras, SEL Teachers, LS Teachers

Dates: 10/10/2024 to 4/3/2025

Join us for a learning community that will consist of a four-part series that is designed to bring professionals together to explore supports for students with emotional support needs. Topics of discussion include: behavioral interventions, teaching procedures, social-emotional learning, transition, trauma-informed care, and topics designed to meet teacher needs. The intended audience for this learning community is emotional support teachers and is suggested that this is viewed as a cohort of collaborative professionals.

58. Paraeducator Series - Planning for the Future

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: All Paraeducators

Dates: 10/11/2024

Get ready to ignite excitement for the future! Join us in this training session where we dive into the world of transition planning. Explore a wealth of resources designed to empower youth and young adults with disabilities as they embark on their journey to independence. You hold the key to unlocking their potential and guiding them towards a successful transition. Let's embark on this exhilarating journey together!

59. Exploring Transition Discoveries

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2024

It's never too early to start planning for the future. This training provides an overview of transition and looks at resources available through the updated Transition Discoveries program. Young people with disabilities, families and professionals who support them make up a powerful network of relationships, knowledge and experience for what's working in transition. Through the power of collaboration, the Transition Discoveries initiative connects these networks into a detailed road map for success.

60. Paraeducator Series - Math & Reading Strategies

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: All Paraeducators

Dates: 10/11/2024

Immerse yourself in an electrifying adventure of research-based, hands-on reading and math activities designed to turbocharge small group instruction! Get ready to ignite excitement and foster deep learning as you dive into dynamic strategies tailored to enhance every student's journey to mastery.

61. How to View Students Through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: PK-12 Educators

Dates: 10/15/2024 to 11/12/2024

ONLINE COURSE: In today's diverse and complex educational landscape, understanding the impact of trauma on students' learning experiences is crucial for K-12 teachers. The online professional development course, "How to View Students Through a Trauma-Informed Lens," is designed to equip educators with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to recognize, address, and support students who have experienced trauma. By adopting a trauma-informed lens, teachers can create a safe and supportive environment that promotes students' emotional well-being, academic success, and overall development. This comprehensive course delves into the foundational principles of trauma-informed teaching, guiding educators through the process of recognizing the signs of trauma, understanding its effects on students' behaviors and learning, and implementing appropriate strategies to foster a trauma-sensitive classroom. By the end of the course, participants will have gained: A comprehensive understanding of trauma-informed education and its impact on student success. A comprehensive understanding of trauma-informed education and its impact on student success. Practical strategies for creating trauma-informed classrooms that promote safety, connection, and resilience. Enhanced skills in recognizing and responding to trauma triggers in students. Improved communication and engagement techniques to foster positive relationships with students and their families. Increased self-awareness and self-care practices to support their own well-being as educators.

62. Open Ended Bootcamp

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Audience: Mathematics Teachers

Dates: 10/15/2024

During this training, participants will review the PSSA Math Grades 3-8 and Algebra Keystone Test Blueprints. We will also look at the resources from PDESAS and experience the new training sets of open-ended questions for specific grade levels. Participants will leave this training with a deeper understanding of how to prepare students for open-ended math problems on the PSSA and Keystone exams.

63. Autism Support PLC

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Autistic Support Teachers & Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/16/2024 to 4/10/2025

"Join a learning community that will consist of a four-part series that is designed to bring teams of professionals together to explore the world of autism. The series will help to facilitate and build a foundation of understanding and history of autism. Topics that will be discussed will consist of Applied Behavior Analysis, Communication, Teaching Procedures, and more. Because this is designed as a professional learning community, it is expected that this is viewed as a cohort of collaborative professionals. The primary audience is autistic support classroom teachers."

64. Safety Care Recertification Training - October 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 10/17/2024

This Safety-Care™ recertification course is a one-day training that provides a complete overview of the initial Safety-Care™ training curriculum. Participants must demonstrate competency in all areas of the Safety-Care™ curriculum and will be tested for proficiency through the demonstrated competencies and a written test. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will maintain their certification for one full year. The one-day recertification course is required annually. Prerequisite: Two-day initial training must be completed prior to this course.

65. Safety Care Initial Training - Oct. 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 10/21/2024 to 10/22/2024

Safety-Care® Behavioral Safety Training program is a two-day training that provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Safety-Care provides the tools you need to be safe when working with behaviorally challenging individuals. Using up-to-date and effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), the Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for preventing and managing behavioral challenges, and teaching replacement behaviors. Safety-Care promotes a positive reinforcement-based approach, and the development of new skills, resulting in fewer restraints. Trainees who successfully pass the course will receive a Safety-Care™ training certificate. Recertification is required annually through a one-day recertification course.

66. Writing Alive: Strategies, Techniques and Materials

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/22/2024 to 11/19/2024

ONLINE COURSE: This course is designed for teachers K- 12 in any subject area. Teachers will learn and utilize writing craft techniques that will be taught to students along with motivating writing strategies that are research-based. This is what's included in the class: A packet of writing ideas, opportunities to enrich your own writing, videos from the experts in writing, the reading and critiquing articles on writing, the gaining of new thinking about teaching elements of writing craft, opportunities to learn new strategies that simplify writing for students along with creating and sharing lessons based on the text: Craft Lessons, 2nd edition by Ralph Fletcher (needs to be purchased). Three proven techniques to enhance writing ability will also be addressed: the AREA Approach, Readers' Theatre, and RAFT.

67. SWPBIS Secondary Coaches Day

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: SWPBIS Coaches

Dates: 10/22/2024 to 2/13/2025

"Coaches Day is an event sponsored by MIU IV to support building coaches and teams in the implementation of PBIS. Research has shown that coaching is a cornerstone of implementation fidelity. This event is an opportunity for coaches and teams the middle and secondary setting to engage with role-alike peers in professional learning and resource sharing."

68. Reading PLC 7 MIGHTY MOVES Book Club (In-Person Option)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: General and Special Educators, Reading Specialists and Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2024 to 4/7/2025

Join our Reading PLC! Let's take a deep dive into the book, 7 Might Moves, by Lindsay Kemeny. In this no-nonsense guide, primary reading expert and classroom teacher Lindsay Kemeny shares seven ways K-to-3 teachers can transform their reading instruction, based on reliable research. Each chapter focuses on a critical area of foundational reading-from the most efficient ways to teach phonemic awareness and phonics to the most effective ways to boost comprehension. Kemeny offers "do-tomorrow" strategies, routines and lessons that she uses every day with her students to help them acquire essential skills and transfer them to their reading. She also provides links to video demonstrations that show how she puts reading science into practice. This in-person PLC will be held over four sessions at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV. Each session will run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. October 23, 2024 Session Topics: Introduction to The 7 Mighty Moves. Move 1: Teach Phonemic Awareness with Intention Move 2: Teach Phonics Explicitly and Systematically December 16, 2024 Session Topics Move 3 Teach Decoding Strategies, Not Cueing Strategies Move 4: Use Decodable Text Instead of Predictable Texts with Beginning Readers February 10, 2024 Session Topics Move 5: Embrace a Better Approach to Teaching "Sight Words" Move 6: Focus on Meaningful Fluency Practice April 7, 2024 Session Topic Move 7: Improve Comprehension by Developing Vocabulary and Background Knowledge. Participants and consultants will share out additional resources and strategies that have made the 7 Mighty Moves successful within the classroom!

69. SWPBIS Primary Coaches Day

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: SWPBIS Coaches

Dates: 10/24/2024 to 2/11/2025

"Coaches Day is an event sponsored by MIU IV to support building coaches and teams in the implementation of PBIS. Research has shown that coaching is a cornerstone of implementation fidelity. This event is an opportunity for coaches and teams in the elementary setting to engage with role-alike peers in professional learning and resource sharing."

70. School Social Worker PLC

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 10/24/2024

This professional learning community is for School Social Workers who are interested in connecting with MIU IV and district social workers to discuss issues related to advocating for students and social work within the school settings.

71. Special Education LEA Meeting 10/25/2024

Program: Special Education

Audience: School District LEA, MIU IV Supervisor, MIU IV TaC

Dates: 10/25/2024

Special Education updates from PDE, PaTTAN and MIU IV for compliance and processes.

72. A New Look at Working with Students with Autism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/29/2024 to 11/26/2024

ONLINE COURSE: With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with Autism. We will see and hear firsthand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with Autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe Autism.

73. Speech Therapist Professional Learning Community (PLC)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: SLP

Dates: 10/29/2024

The Speech Therapist Professional Learning Community is an interactive and collaborative learning series. It is designed to support Speech Language Pathologists. Participants will be given opportunities to network and share therapy resources.

74. Advanced Phonemic Awareness Featuring Heggerty Programs (October 3, 2024)

Program: Training and Consultation

Dates: 10/30/2024

Phonemic awareness is the understanding that spoken words are made up of individual sounds, which are called phonemes. A child who is phonemically aware is able to isolate sounds, manipulate the sounds, blend and segment the sounds into spoken and written words. Phonemic awareness is central in learning to read and spell. (Ehri, 1984) Phonemic awareness is the most potent predictor of success in learning to read. (Stanovich, 1986) This three-hour workshop will provide an overview of phonological and phonemic awareness, distinguish the differences between phonological awareness and phonics, and how to use the Heggerty curriculum to provide daily, multisensory lessons in phonological and phonemic awareness. This workshop is intended for teachers in grades Pre-K through grade 5. Sample pages from each curriculum will be available during the workshop, but it is highly recommended participants bring their book to the workshop. Pre-K ( Purple Book) Kindergarten (Blue Book) Primary Book ( Yellow Book for grades 1 and 2)) Primary Extension (Yellow Book for grades 3-5) 3 Act 48 hours are available for a session.

75. Open Ended Bootcamp

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Audience: Mathematics Teachers

Dates: 10/30/2024

During this training, participants will review the PSSA Math Grades 3-8 and Algebra Keystone Test Blueprints. We will also look at the resources from PDESAS and experience the new training sets of open-ended questions for specific grade levels. Participants will leave this training with a deeper understanding of how to prepare students for open-ended math problems on the PSSA and Keystone exams.

76. Librarians Network Meeting

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Audience: District Librarians

Dates: 11/1/2024

Follow up policy meeting.

77. LETRS for Early Childhood (Pre-K and Kindergarten)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: General and Special Educators, Reading Specialists and Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 11/4/2024 to 3/31/2025

LETRS for Early Childhood Educators is a professional learning experience for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers that provides deep knowledge of early literacy instruction. Teachers gain new skills to help young learners build a literacy foundation before they even learn to read or write. This professional learning experience: Helps teachers understand the development of oral language, print knowledge, alphabet learning, and writing skills. Provides the "why” and "how” of early literacy instruction across all domains: language, literacy, cognitive, motor, social, and emotional. It also empowers teachers to apply best practice strategies to guide children's learning. This dynamic blended learning experience includes three components: LETRS Online Learning Platform LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Print Manual LETRS for Early Childhood Educators Professional In-Person Learning Sessions There will be 2 in-person sessions offered at Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Workshops will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lunch will be on your own. The cost of the Early Childhood Educators Print Manual and Online Learning Platform is $250/participant. In Person Workshops: Early Literacy Foundations and Oral Language Connections: Unit 1 and Unit 2 November 4, 2025 Phonological and "PH"oundations and Print Knowledge ABC to XYZ Unit 3 and Unit 4 March 31, 2025

78. Social Emotional Learning

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/5/2024 to 12/3/2024

ONLINE COURSE: Schools primarily focus on teaching academics. However, with the rate of suicide, cyberbullying, and school violence on the rise, it is time that changes. Schools need to start educating the whole student. In addition to academics, schools, and teachers need to begin developing social-emotional learning skills. Some of the benefits of teaching social-emotional learning include improved attitudes, relationships, student social and emotional skills, academic performance, and better attendance. In this three-credit online course, participants will learn how to create a positive classroom climate where students feel safe. Students who feel safe in their classrooms are more likely to solidify and retain concepts long-term, which in turn will impact student achievement. By the end of the course, participants will be able to identify the five key competencies of social-emotional learning and design lessons that utilize digital tools to develop students' social-emotional learning skills. This course may be taken for 3 CPE credits OR 3 Southern New Hampshire University graduate credits. When enrolling, please choose the option that best meets your needs.

79. SWPBIS/TIPS/SWIS Refresher (Fall)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: SWPBIS Team Members

Dates: 11/5/2024

This training is designed to continue to improve your internal capacity to support the systems and practices that have been established at Tier 1. During this training, we will be reviewing the rationales behind the key foundational components to an effective PBIS program. Attendees should be new administrators or core team members who were not a part of the initial training process. The training will focus on the "why” behind many of the existing practices your PBIS programs are utilizing. In addition, new trauma-informed practices will be reviewed. The goal of this training is to provide a strong foundational understanding of PBIS and your role in supporting your team.

80. Heartsaver CPR/AED Course - Nov 2024

Program: CPR and AED Training

Dates: 11/6/2024

The Heartsaver® CPR AED Course is designed to prepare you to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner During the Heartsaver® CPR AED Course you will: - Learn how to recognize when someone needs CPR - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for an adult - Learn how to give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for a child - Learn how to provide AED Heartsaver® CPR AED Course with First Aid is available upon request

81. Achieving Excellence - 14 Things that Matter Most

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/12/2024 to 12/10/2024

This 3 credit ONLINE COURSE is designed to describe the beliefs, attitudes, and interactions that form an atmosphere conducive to learning in our best classrooms and schools. It focuses primarily on "specific things that great teachers, legendary teachers” do. The book "What Great Teachers Do - 17 Things That Matter Most” is filled with strategies and ideas to motivate students. There are many meaningful websites to stimulate your students and simple suggestions that you can integrate into your current routine. These skills will be presented by the participants through discussions following each forum topic. The participant will be able to understand the specific factors which enable a teacher to perform their very best. Participants will share ideas and strategies with one another by replying to at least 2 to 3 participants per panel. The activities presented reflect graduate-level work by encouraging the use of prior knowledge in the classroom and past experiences, examining and restructuring teaching techniques in order to be successful and confident as an educator. All participants will need to purchase the book "What Great Teachers Do -17 Things That Matter Most” by Todd Whitaker. This book can be purchased at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. All participants will work online for this course. The instructor will send you a written email with the directions for enrolling and participating in this course a few days prior to the start of the course. If you are a first-time online participant the instructor will be able to assist you with any questions or concerns. This course will require participants to post discussion entries for each topic and reply to at least two other participants for each panel. This course is designed for all K-12 teachers in all subject areas.

82. Safety Care Recertification Training - November 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 11/14/2024

This Safety-Care™ recertification course is a one-day training that provides a complete overview of the initial Safety-Care™ training curriculum. Participants must demonstrate competency in all areas of the Safety-Care™ curriculum and will be tested for proficiency through the demonstrated competencies and a written test. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will maintain their certification for one full year. The one-day recertification course is required annually. Prerequisite: Two-day initial training must be completed prior to this course.

83. Mastering Math Manipulatives (November 18, 2024)

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: K-3 Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Intervention Teachers

Dates: 11/18/2024

Would you like to bring math learning to life and make it more concrete, relevant, and accessible to your students? Do you wish you could do more with the manipulatives buried in your supply closet? It's time to dive in and join in the journey toward making manipulatives meaningful so math learning is concrete, profound, and effective for your students! This is an in person workshop that will use the book Mastering Math Manipulatives as the framework for the session. Please note that this purchase is entirely optional and not a requirement for participation in the workshop. If desired, participants can buy it from the following link: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Math-Manipulatives-Grades-Hands/dp/1071816047

84. Safety Care Initial Training - Nov. 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 11/19/2024 to 11/20/2024

Safety-Care® Behavioral Safety Training program is a two-day training that provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Safety-Care provides the tools you need to be safe when working with behaviorally challenging individuals. Using up-to-date and effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), the Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for preventing and managing behavioral challenges, and teaching replacement behaviors. Safety-Care promotes a positive reinforcement-based approach, and the development of new skills, resulting in fewer restraints. Trainees who successfully pass the course will receive a Safety-Care™ training certificate. Recertification is required annually through a one-day recertification course.

85. Heartsaver CPR/AED Course - Dec 2024

Program: CPR and AED Training

Dates: 12/4/2024

The Heartsaver® CPR AED Course is designed to prepare you to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner During the Heartsaver® CPR AED Course you will: - Learn how to recognize when someone needs CPR - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for an adult - Learn how to give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for a child - Learn how to provide AED Heartsaver® CPR AED Course with First Aid is available upon request

86. School Social Worker PLC

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 12/5/2024

This professional learning community is for School Social Workers who are interested in connecting with MIU IV and district social workers to discuss issues related to advocating for students and social work within the school settings.

87. Special Education LEA Meeting 12/6/2024

Program: Special Education

Audience: School District LEA, MIU IV Supervisor, MIU IV TaC

Dates: 12/6/2024

Special Education updates from PDE, PaTTAN and MIU IV for compliance and processes.

88. Academic Games - Equations Fall 2024 Coaches Training

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Dates: 12/6/2024

Coaches meeting for any Academic Games Coach interested in learning how to play Equations or work to improve upon coaching/teaching strategies moving into the 2024 - 2025 Academic Games season.

89. Tri - County Transition Council - Dec 2024

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Transition coordinators, agency representatives

Dates: 12/11/2024

Our transition council is a network of parents, educators, and community service providers working together to help students with special needs in their transition from school to adult life. We discuss activities, resources, and other topics to promote effective transition planning.

90. Safety Care Recertification Training - December 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 12/12/2024

This Safety-Care™ recertification course is a one-day training that provides a complete overview of the initial Safety-Care™ training curriculum. Participants must demonstrate competency in all areas of the Safety-Care™ curriculum and will be tested for proficiency through the demonstrated competencies and a written test. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will maintain their certification for one full year. The one-day recertification course is required annually. Prerequisite: Two-day initial training must be completed prior to this course.

91. Safety Care Initial Training - Dec. 2024

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 12/16/2024 to 12/17/2024

Safety-Care® Behavioral Safety Training program is a two-day training that provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Safety-Care provides the tools you need to be safe when working with behaviorally challenging individuals. Using up-to-date and effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), the Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for preventing and managing behavioral challenges, and teaching replacement behaviors. Safety-Care promotes a positive reinforcement-based approach, and the development of new skills, resulting in fewer restraints. Trainees who successfully pass the course will receive a Safety-Care™ training certificate. Recertification is required annually through a one-day recertification course.

92. Heartsaver CPR/AED Course - Jan 2025

Program: CPR and AED Training

Dates: 1/7/2025

The Heartsaver® CPR AED Course is designed to prepare you to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner During the Heartsaver® CPR AED Course you will: - Learn how to recognize when someone needs CPR - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for an adult - Learn how to give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups - Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for a child - Learn how to provide AED Heartsaver® CPR AED Course with First Aid is available upon request

93. ACT126/31 Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: All Education Staff

Dates: 1/9/2025

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training is a requirement in Pennsylvania for all school employees who have direct contact with children. In this Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance 3 hour training session we will review the elements of child abuse, including the legal definitions and categories, and indicators of abuse. The training provides an overview of mandated reporting obligations, including how to make a report, protections for those who report, and liabilities for failing to report. This training is approved by the PA Department of Education, PA Department of Human Services, and State Acts 126 & 31.

94. Educator Induction Day II (Year I)

Program: Educator Induction

Dates: 1/10/2025

First year educators completing MIU IV's Educator Induction Program will complete six (6) professional development days as one of the requirements of the PDE-approved program. January 10, 2025, is considered Day II (Year I).

95. Exploring Transition Discoveries

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/15/2025

It's never too early to start planning for the future. This training provides an overview of transition and looks at resources available through the updated Transition Discoveries program. Young people with disabilities, families and professionals who support them make up a powerful network of relationships, knowledge and experience for what's working in transition. Through the power of collaboration, the Transition Discoveries initiative connects these networks into a detailed road map for success.

96. Paraeducator Series - Classroom Management for Paraprofessionals

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: All Paraeducators

Dates: 1/20/2025

At our engaging workshop, we'll dive deep into the dynamic world of classroom behaviors! Join us as we uncover your pivotal role in proactively preventing challenging behaviors and equip you with a collection of effective strategies to tackle them head-on when they arise. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey where you'll unlock the keys to fostering a positive and productive learning environment!

97. Paraeducator Series - Exploring Communication with Assistive Technology

Program: Training and Consultation

Audience: All Paraeducators

Dates: 1/20/2025

Get ready to supercharge your teaching arsenal with Assistive Technology (AT) tools in this training! Participants will dive into the world of AT features and editing, getting hands-on experience while learning research-based implementation methods.

98. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/21/2025 to 2/18/2025

ONLINE COURSE - This course will instill a thorough understanding of how to incorporate Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences in your K-12 classroom. Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong will be studied, as connections are made to chapters, responses are made to participants' posts, and a study guide is completed for each chapter. The course is asynchronous and online; assignments are to be completed by the end of each week on your own schedule. Will emphasize what each student is attracted to, becomes comfortable with, and is skilled in different ways of processing information. 3 lessons and hands-on or computer-generated projects will be developed to apply the theory of multiple intelligences. The instructor will provide sample lessons along with modeling of lessons. Participants will develop one artifact for each intelligence and create 3 lessons to share with the group. 1. Impact student learning by the teacher applying the principles of multiple intelligence teaching to assist students in processing information in their preferred manner(s). 2. Provide guidance in developing lesson plans that produce student learning. 3. Strengthen student growth in the classroom by studying and applying research on improving student achievement. 4. Increase the success of all students by adhering to the philosophy that all students will succeed in their classroom, not just can succeed. Text for this class Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong, 4th edition, ISBN #978-1-4166-2509-4. Suggest buying used at Amazon for about $6.00. Questions, please contact Dr. William Yerger at william.yerger@eastern.edu or call 610-248-4737

99. Safety Care Initial Training - Jan. 2025

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 1/21/2025 to 1/22/2025

Safety-Care® Behavioral Safety Training program is a two-day training that provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Safety-Care provides the tools you need to be safe when working with behaviorally challenging individuals. Using up-to-date and effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), the Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for preventing and managing behavioral challenges, and teaching replacement behaviors. Safety-Care promotes a positive reinforcement-based approach, and the development of new skills, resulting in fewer restraints. Trainees who successfully pass the course will receive a Safety-Care™ training certificate. Recertification is required annually through a one-day recertification course.

100. Safety Care Recertification Training - January 2025

Program: Safety Care

Dates: 1/23/2025

This Safety-Care™ recertification course is a one-day training that provides a complete overview of the initial Safety-Care™ training curriculum. Participants must demonstrate competency in all areas of the Safety-Care™ curriculum and will be tested for proficiency through the demonstrated competencies and a written test. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will maintain their certification for one full year. The one-day recertification course is required annually. Prerequisite: Two-day initial training must be completed prior to this course.

101. Special Education LEA Meeting 1/24/2025

Program: Special Education

Audience: School District LEA, MIU IV Supervisor, MIU IV TaC

Dates: 1/24/2025

Special Education updates from PDE, PaTTAN and MIU IV for compliance and processes.