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1. EColors 4 U Summer Webinar Series: Commitment

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Dates: 7/16/2020

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Essential 6: Commitment

Intentional Leaders realize that 100% consensus on a team is rarely achievable but that 100% Commitment is possible when there is effective communication, clear mutual expectations and that when team members voice their opinions, ideas and concerns they are genuinely listened to.

2. Writing Strategies for the Content Area Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/18/2020 to 8/29/2020

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This course is for all teachers in K - 12 and meets the professional-k development requirements for academic content, reading comprehension, and teaching skills. In an online format, participants will discover and implement writing across the curriculum activities (graphic organizers, essay writing, writing to learn, and project writing) within the classroom, written evaluations of the writing activities, collaboration and shared discussions with fellow classmates regarding the pros and cons of writing across the curriculum activities as part of their personal research, implementation and professional growth. This course is online and available for 24 hours a day during the term of the course. This is an online course. You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop on the day before the start date. A User ID and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course. Participants must have a working knowledge of computers and Internet use, high speed Internet access, and a working email account for the duration of the course. Make sure your email address and PDE ID# is correct in your account on this site.

3. EColors 4 U Summer Webinar Series: Learning and Continuous Improvement

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Dates: 7/21/2020

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Essential 8: Learning & Continuous Improvement

Intentional Leaders live their lives in a state of Learning & Continuous Improvement and they encourage and inspire their people to do the same. Reading, planning, briefing and debriefing become ingrained habits. How do you capture lessons learned?

4. Empowering From Afar -- Embedding SEL Into All Content Areas

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Educators, Principals and District Leaders

Dates: 7/28/2020

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Although most of our social interactions these days occur at a distance, helping students work on social-emotional skills can still have a big impact. Developing courage and grit, strong communication, and empathy can all help students make the most of their learning during in-person or remote learning. We'll share strategies for incorporating SEL into your remote learning plan, tried-and-true best practices, and innovative ideas to address your community's current learning environment. Leave with an SEL Toolkit and free resources.

5. Organizing Your Google Classroom

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Elementary, Middle School, and High School Teachers using Google Classroom

Dates: 7/28/2020

Does your Google Classroom seem disorganized and overwhelming to you and your students? Join us to review some simple tricks to clean up your Google Classroom Stream and Classwork to make it manageable and easy to follow!

6. PBS 101 Early Childhood Track

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Pre K-3rd grade educators

Dates: 7/28/2020

PBS is a treasure trove of digital and non-digital resources for educators. WQED Education Department staff provide a comprehensive overview of the most useful and well-liked PBS programs and media tools. Explore the full range of PBS materials on literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional wellness in this fast-paced session that integrates games with books, apps, and videos, while connecting home to school and back. You'll be amazed and well-equipped to harvest every PBS tool! In addition, learn how to use PBS Learning Media. Find out what's new and explore the many ways in which PBS programming naturally embeds best practices and rich content into a broad range of programs. Intended Audience: Pre K- 3rd grade educators.

7. *Administrators Only: The National Standards for Quality Online Learning - An Introduction for Administrators

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: School and District Administrators

Dates: 7/28/2020

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This workshop will serve as an introduction to the National Standards for Quality Online Learning and is for Administrators. Standards for quality online teaching and online courses will be introduced. The NSQOL have been the benchmark for online teaching and programs since 2007, and can help guide schools, administrators and teachers with standard sets and resources to aid districts in the development of quality online learning plans to deal with long-term school closure possibilities.

8. Breakout EDU Digital Games

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/28/2020

Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform that brings the challenges of an escape room to the classroom. During this session participant will dive into the digital game creation.

9. Using Student-Friendly Vocabulary for Online Instruction (K-3)

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: K-3 educators

Dates: 7/28/2020

Using student-friendly words when providing direction and instruction is an important part of teaching online or in a hybrid format. This presentation will relate practical strategies for delivering accessible instruction online, particularly for students in the early elementary levels.

Participants will dive into Zoom and how to deliver effective instruction to students in a virtual platform.

11. Virtual Field Trips for K-12 Educators- Take Your Students on a New Adventure

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/28/2020

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Take your students on a new adventure!!! Virtual field trips are a great way to introduce students of all levels to new places. In the current age of technology, so many museums, zoos and aquariums have created virtual tours of their exhibits. Now more than ever, it is easier to visit destinations from around the globe. This session is appropriate for K-12 teachers.

12. Online, Offline, Web-based and Confused - Creating Lessons for Students with and without Internet Access

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Teachers/staff planning instruction for a blended or all-virtual classes.

Dates: 7/28/2020

Participants will learn how to adapt virtual lessons for students with or without internet access.

13. Digital Photography with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Program: Summer Institute

Dates: 7/28/2020

Participants will dive into Digital Photography and how to integrate this skill into any curriculum. This session will focus on creating a photo essay and learning how to use the free app Snap Seed to edit images.

14. Grab n' Go STEM Activities

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Elementary and Middle School educators

Dates: 7/28/2020

Grab n' Go STEM Activities make hands-on learning possible for a wide range of subject areas. . They include a setup for each activity, with materials organized in a single bag. Learn about local Grab n' Go opportunities for STEM in this area.

15. Video Game Design

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/28/2020

Using an online platform, Gamestar Mechanic, participants will learn how to make original games with a powerful, easy-to-use design tool and a library of hundreds of sprites! Educators will learn how design their very own video games, while exploring coding features.

16. *Administrators Only: What Does High Quality Online Instruction Look Like?

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/28/2020

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During this session, participants will look at what goes into designing and teaching a high quality online course, focusing on "top 5” key attributes. Participants will also review ways to evaluate online teaching effectively.

17. Assessment in an Online Environment

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Elementary, Middle School and High School Teachers

Dates: 7/28/2020

This workshop will discuss the types of assessment as well as how to use assessments in online classes. Will include resource sharing and a time for discussion at the end of the session.

18. Teaching the Writing Process in a Virtual World

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Elementary and middle school teachers

Dates: 7/28/2020

Participants will explore various strategies and resources to incorporate writing instruction via the writing process in an online environment.

19. PBS 101 Grade 4-8 Track

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: 4th-8th Grade educators

Dates: 7/29/2020

PBS is a treasure trove of digital and non-digital resources for educators. WQED Education Department staff provide a comprehensive overview of the most useful and well-liked PBS programs and media tools. Explore the full range of PBS materials on literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional wellness in this fast-paced session that integrates games with books, apps, and videos, while connecting home to school and back. You'll be amazed and well-equipped to harvest every PBS tool! In addition, learn how to use PBS Learning Media. Find out what's new and explore the many ways in which PBS programming naturally embeds best practices and rich content into a broad range of programs. This session will feature STEM and ARTS content for upper grade levels. Intended Audience: 4th - 8th grade educators

20. Trauma Informed Practices for Virtual Learning Environments

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: teachers, administrators, related service providers, guidance counselors

Dates: 7/29/2020

This session will give an overview of trauma, effects of trauma, and trauma informed practices for the virtual environment with time for questions and answers after content is presented.

Participants will be able to define Trauma Participants will be able to describe how the body's stress response system works Participants will be able to identify and describe the resulting impacts of trauma Participants will consider preventative, trauma-informed approaches to minimize re-traumatization and encourage resiliency in a virtual environment.

21. You Can Khan - How to make video lessons like Khan Academy

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Teachers/staff planning instruction for a blended or all-virtual class.

Dates: 7/29/2020

Participants will learn how to make a video lesson with narration and a virtual blackboard.

22. Best Practices for PBL in Online Instruction

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 7/29/2020

Did you know you can still engage students in PBL while they learn remotely? Join us to learn how you can keep students connected and engaged in a PBL project that would be just as effective if teaching face-to-face. We will share sample project ideas and resources to help you get started.

23. Early Literacy Learning Online

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Early Elementary Teachers

Dates: 7/29/2020

This session explores a variety of literacy strategies for teaching early learners through an online platform.

24. STEAM/STEM Virtual Tools

Program: Summer Institute

Dates: 7/29/2020

Learn some of the available digital STEAM/STEM tools available for educators and students. This session will go over several digital tools and participants will walk away with a list of all tools as well as suggested guides for use with students.

25. *Administrators Only: Evaluating Online Teaching

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/29/2020

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Accountability is as important online as it is in a traditional classroom setting. Administrators need to know that teachers are performing well and that students are learning. The PDE evaluation tool for Online Educators sets a framework that assists administrators in evaluating educators online. This session will focus on this PDE tool and highlight the looks fors and evidence found during observations online.

26. Reaching Students with Entrepreneurship

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: K-8 educators

Dates: 7/29/2020

Discover resources to assist in launching your exploration of entrepreneurship and strategies to implement in a virtual world.

Participants will utilize strategies presented through EntreEd to incorporate online instruction in entrepreneurial skills.

27. Reinforcement Techniques for the Virtual Classroom

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: teachers, social workers, other related service providers, administrators

Dates: 7/29/2020

In this session, the facilitator will review core principles of classroom management and provide considerations for incorporating reinforcement in the virtual learning environment.

Participants will define core principles that are the basis for designing classroom management plans, Participants will identify the importance of explicit teaching and reinforcement, Participants will identify proactive reinforcement strategies to be utilized in virtual learning environments.

28. Novel and Nonfiction Online Instruction for the 21st Century

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: Middle and High School ELA Teachers

Dates: 7/29/2020

Participants will explore strategies of how to introduce and instruct both fiction and nonfiction work online. Online literature circles and independent reading assessment will be addressed.

29. Strategies and Tools for Remote Teaching K-2

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: K-2 educators

Dates: 7/29/2020

Making a change to distance learning for early elementary grades can be challenging and requires some extra effort. Join us to review some strategies and tools for making this transition a little easier for students and their families.
In this session we'll practice modifications and reinventions of traditional STEM inquiry experiences together-exploring NGSS phenomena; whole virtual group and breakout room data collection and prediction-making; and deep-analysis and problem-solving habits in virtual environments and with distanced peers. We'll incorporate fun things too - games, roles or "hats”, music, and video, while focusing on how we can return virtual STEM instruction back to student-centered learning.

31. Creative Drama and Storytelling in the Virtual Space with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/29/2020

Join the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to explore creative storytelling and drama in the virtual world. Participants will learn ways to use chat features for collaborative storytelling and using online apps to create live Wordles.

32. The National Standards for Quality Online Learning Workshop for Teachers

Program: Summer Institute

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/29/2020

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The National Standards for Quality Online Learning (NSQOL) has been the benchmark for online programs since 2007 and were updated in 2019. During this workshop, teachers will be introduced to the NSQOL for Online Teaching and Online Courses. This will include a review of the standards along with valuable resources that are available for each standards. Teachers will come away with the latest information, especially in this time of Covid-19, to successfully build an online course and understand the teaching standards that are in place

33. Verbal Behavior Team Select Zoom Trainings- Promoting Internal Capacity and Sustainability in PaTTAN's Autism Initiative

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special education teachers, internal coaches, and SLP's

Dates: 9/2/2020 to 5/12/2021

Prerequisite: Teachers should already be part of the PaTTAN Autism Initiative and/or have attended or has registered for IU1 Verbal Behavior Team Select Series. This zoom training series will provide instruction and answers to frequently asked questions that relate to teaching skills for applied behavior analysis and verbal behavior. It is designed to increase the internal capacity of participants who have completed VB team select Series and/or are participating in the PaTTAN Autism Initiative. The training series will involve 9 zoom training opportunities to expand and review on a topic and then answer any questions related to the initiative. Web training dates and topics are as follows: 9-2-20 8:00-9:00am - Topic: start up procedures 10-21-20 1:45-2:45pm - Topic: verbal behavior data systems 11-11-20 8:00-9:00am- Topic: parent communication 12-16-20 1:45-2:45pm- Topic: early learner programs and material sorts 1-13-21 8:00-9:00am- Topic: higher-level tact programs (Tact Class, Parts/Features, adjectives, adverbs, prepopsitions, pronouns) 2-17-21 1:45-2:45pm- Topic: IV programs (IV demographics, FFC, and conversation webbing) 3-24-21 8:00-9:00am- Topic: mand programming (2 component manding, manding for missing items, peer to peer manding, play manding) 4-21-21 1:45-2:45pm- Topic: Training other staff to classroom to run Verbal Behavior Programs 5-12-20 8:00-9:00am- Topic: Closing procedures

34. Verbal Behavior Team Select-Invitation Only

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, SLP's

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 3/18/2021

This training series will provide intensive training and guided practice in teaching skills for applied behavior analytic interventions incorporating an analysis of verbal behavior. It is designed to meet the needs of teams who are participating in the PaTTAN Autism Initiative: Intermediate Unit One ABA/VB efforts. Focus will be on skills related to teaching students with autism and related developmental disorders. The five day training series will involve having participants demonstrate skills related to identifying the verbal operants and other ABA concepts, developing classroom schedules and card sort systems for teaching, demonstrating procedures for intensive teaching (discrete trial instruction) and basic mand training skills. The training series will include a brief overview of the VB-MAPP assessment tool and deriving student programs based on the assessment outcomes. Establishing instructional control and reducing problem behavior will also be discussed. Participants will be required to demonstrate acquisition of conceptual skills through oral assessments, complete guided and independent activities, and demonstrate implementation of various teaching protocols.

35. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 9/17/2020

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

36. Verbal Behavior Team Select Year 2-Invitation Only

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, SLP's

Dates: 10/1/2020 to 2/16/2021

This training series will provide intensive training and guided practice in teaching skills for applied behavior analytic interventions incorporating an analysis of verbal behavior. It is designed to meet the needs of teams who are participating in the PaTTAN Autism Initiative: Intermediate Unit One ABA/VB efforts Year 2. Focus will be on skills related to teaching students with autism and related developmental disorders. The three day training series will focus on conducting VB MApp assessment, including the barrier and transition components, applying behavior principals and reinforcement strategies, effective group instruction and the collection of curriculum data, intensive teaching procedures and manding procedures, and conducting a functional behavior assessment. Participants will be required to demonstrate acquisition of conceptual skills through oral assessments, complete guided and independent activities, and demonstrate implementation of various teaching protocols.

37. Verbal Behavior Team Select Yr. 4-Invitation Only

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, SLP's

Dates: 10/8/2020 to 2/25/2021

Prerequisite - Teacher must be registered to attend Fall ABA Bootcamp or have previously attended ABA Boot Camp, participated in Year 1, 2, and 3 trainings and must have the Autism Verbal Behavior Team Select: Instructional materials available prior to first consultation. This training series will provide intensive training and guided practice in teaching skills for applied behavior analytic interventions incorporating an analysis of verbal behavior. It is designed to meet the needs of teams who are participating in the PaTTAN Autism Initiative: Intermediate Unit One ABA/VB efforts. Focus will be on skills related to teaching students with autism and related developmental disorders. The two day training series will involve having participants demonstrate skills related to identifying the verbal operants and other ABA concepts, demonstrating procedures for skills streaming and fluency. The training series will include an overview of Skills Streaming and Fluency and deriving student programs based on the assessment outcomes. Participants will be required to demonstrate acquisition of conceptual skills through oral assessments, complete guided and independent activities, and demonstrate implementation of various teaching protocols.

38. Applied Behavior Strategies for Special Educators Training Series

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education Professionals (Supervisors, Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Lead Supports)

Dates: 10/9/2020 to 2/12/2021

This 4-day training series is designed to build internal capacity of IU and district special education staff in the areas of creating and maintaining pleasant learning environments, analyzing challenging behaviors, designing appropriate behavior interventions, and evaluating the effectiveness of functional behavior assessments and positive behavior support plans.

39. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 10/14/2020

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

40. Applied Behavior Strategies for Special Educators Training Series- Year 2

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education Staff (teachers, supervisors, lead supports, social workers, etc)

Dates: 10/23/2020 to 3/19/2021

**Prerequisite: Participants must have completed year 1 of the Applied Behavior Strategies for Special Educators Training Series** This 2-day training series is designed to build internal capacity of IU and district special education staff in further evaluating the effectiveness positive behavior support plans and identifying behavior intervention strategies that align with the principles of behavior and hypothesis statements. In addition, participants will demonstrate the ability to complete a manifestation determination and identify when it is necessary. Participants will gain an understanding of Social Emotional Learning, how trauma effects social emotional learning of students, and identify trauma informed teaching practices that can be utilized in the classroom and school environments for special education students.

41. Verbal Behavior Team Select Year 3-Invitation Only

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, SLP's

Dates: 11/3/2020 to 2/9/2021

This training series will provide intensive training and guided practice in teaching skills for applied behavior analytic interventions incorporating an analysis of verbal behavior. It is designed to meet the needs of teams who are participating in the PaTTAN Autism Initiative: Intermediate Unit One ABA/VB efforts Year 3. Focus will be on skills related to teaching students with autism and related developmental disorders. The two day training series will focus on utilizing natural environment training (NET) to promote generalization of skills taught in intensive teaching and manding sessions, creating natural environment training lesson plans and data collection systems, implementing natural environment training to fidelity, using the Essential for Living curriculum as an intervention to teach students with moderate to severe disabilities important functional skills in context as a way to overcome barriers, and ensuring that their daily classroom schedules are linked to 75% data collection for students. Participants will be required to demonstrate acquisition of conceptual skills through oral assessments, complete guided and independent activities, and demonstrate implementation of various assessment and teaching protocols.

42. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 11/12/2020

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

43. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 12/17/2020

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

44. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 1/21/2021

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

45. Introduction to FBA's and PBSP's

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists

Dates: 2/5/2021

This training offers staff the foundational skills in Applied Behavior Analysis and data collection necessary to conduct Functional Behavior Assessments(FBA). Staff will identify guidelines and demonstrate procedures for the FBA and Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP) as well as practice creating effective interventions that match the function of behaviors.

46. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 2/16/2021

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

47. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 3/16/2021

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

48. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 4/14/2021

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

49. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 5/20/2021

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.