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1. Guest Teacher Asynchronous Course 23/24

Program: Human Resources

Audience: Individuals who are interested in becoming a certified guest teacher who have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have obtained Act 34, Act 151 and act 114 Clearances.

Dates: 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2024

This asynchronous course is designed for individuals who would like to serve as a guest teacher in the schools and districts within the Capital Area Intermediate Unit catchment. The course includes seven modules that cover the topics of professionalism, lesson planning, classroom instruction, legal aspects, special education, positive behavior management, and active engagement strategies. Participants will be able to view videos, read articles and then take time to reflect on the information covered in each module. In order to register for this course, you must have prior approval from The CAIU Human Resources Department. For details, please visit: https://www.caiu.org/careers/employment/guest-teacher-program.

2. Coaching and Consultation Professional Development Hours for Non-Public School Teachers

Program: Student Services

Audience: Non-Public School teachers in the CAIU footprint only

Dates: 8/28/2023 to 5/17/2024

These professional development hours can be earned by working with one of the coaches on a professional goal that is being implemented in the non-public school classroom

3. Multilingual Minutes Series (Afternoon Session) - NON Consortium ONLY

Program: Student Services

Audience: Any instructional staff member working with English Learners

Dates: 9/7/2023 to 4/4/2024

Are you searching for easy to implement, impactful strategies for your Multilingual Learners? Check out Multilingual Minutes! This series will consists of eight 30 minute virtual sessions centered around effective instruction for English Learners. See below for dates and topics: Session 1 Setting the Stage: Shock Language Experience Session 2 Leveraging Student Assets in the Classroom through Culturally Responsive Teaching Session 3 Translanguaging: The Multilingual Learner's Linguistic Repertoire Session 4 Implementing Language Objectives Session 5 The PLUSS Lesson Plan Framework Session 6 Increasing Engagement with Reading/Listening/Viewing Session 7 Increasing Engagement with Speaking/Writing/Representing Session 8 Putting it Altogether: Embedding the 2020 WIDA Standards into Content Area Instruction For a more detailed description of each session, please visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZjKdEoQdJAFVYHbq2XtOReeFU25eBMxHRdx3koDGZWY/edit?usp=sharing.

4. Multilingual Minutes Series (Afternoon Session) - Title III Consortium ONLY

Program: Student Services

Audience: Any instructional staff member working with English Learners

Dates: 9/7/2023 to 4/4/2024

Are you searching for easy to implement, impactful strategies for your Multilingual Learners? Check out Multilingual Minutes! This series will consists of eight 30 minute virtual sessions centered around effective instruction for English Learners. See below for dates and topics: Session 1 Setting the Stage: Shock Language Experience Session 2 Leveraging Student Assets in the Classroom through Culturally Responsive Teaching Session 3 Translanguaging: The Multilingual Learner's Linguistic Repertoire Session 4 Implementing Language Objectives Session 5 The PLUSS Lesson Plan Framework Session 6 Increasing Engagement with Reading/Listening/Viewing Session 7 Increasing Engagement with Speaking/Writing/Representing Session 8 Putting it Altogether: Embedding the 2020 WIDA Standards into Content Area Instruction For a more detailed description of each session, please visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZjKdEoQdJAFVYHbq2XtOReeFU25eBMxHRdx3koDGZWY/edit?usp=sharing.

5. Multilingual Minutes Series (Morning Session) - NON Consortium ONLY

Program: Student Services

Audience: Any instructional staff member working with English Learners

Dates: 9/8/2023 to 4/5/2024

Are you searching for easy to implement, impactful strategies for your Multilingual Learners? Check out Multilingual Minutes! This series will consists of eight 30 minute virtual sessions centered around effective instruction for English Learners. See below for dates and topics: Session 1 Setting the Stage: Shock Language Experience Session 2 Leveraging Student Assets in the Classroom through Culturally Responsive Teaching Session 3 Translanguaging: The Multilingual Learner's Linguistic Repertoire Session 4 Implementing Language Objectives Session 5 The PLUSS Lesson Plan Framework Session 6 Increasing Engagement with Reading/Listening/Viewing Session 7 Increasing Engagement with Speaking/Writing/Representing Session 8 Putting it Altogether: Embedding the 2020 WIDA Standards into Content Area Instruction For a more detailed description of each session, please visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZjKdEoQdJAFVYHbq2XtOReeFU25eBMxHRdx3koDGZWY/edit?usp=sharing.

6. Multilingual Minutes Series (Morning Session) - Title III Consortium ONLY

Program: Student Services

Audience: Any instructional staff member working with English Learners

Dates: 9/8/2023 to 4/5/2024

Are you searching for easy to implement, impactful strategies for your Multilingual Learners? Check out Multilingual Minutes! This series will consists of eight 30 minute virtual sessions centered around effective instruction for English Learners. See below for dates and topics: Session 1 Setting the Stage: Shock Language Experience Session 2 Leveraging Student Assets in the Classroom through Culturally Responsive Teaching Session 3 Translanguaging: The Multilingual Learner's Linguistic Repertoire Session 4 Implementing Language Objectives Session 5 The PLUSS Lesson Plan Framework Session 6 Increasing Engagement with Reading/Listening/Viewing Session 7 Increasing Engagement with Speaking/Writing/Representing Session 8 Putting it Altogether: Embedding the 2020 WIDA Standards into Content Area Instruction For a more detailed description of each session, please visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZjKdEoQdJAFVYHbq2XtOReeFU25eBMxHRdx3koDGZWY/edit?usp=sharing.

7. CART Meeting

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Transition Coordinators, Middle School Special Educators, High School Special Educators, Administrators, Agency Partners, Higher Ed. Partners

Dates: 9/19/2023 to 4/16/2024

This monthly meeting will provide those working with transition age students opportunities to network with other professionals in the field, get the most recent transition news and resources, and collaborate on projects supporting educators, families, and students. DATES: September 19, October 17, November 28, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16

8. School Improvement Network Meetings

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Representatives from CSI, ATSI, TSI designated schools

Dates: 9/19/2023 to 5/21/2024

Invite your School Improvement and/or MTSS Teams on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for the 2023-2024 school year! We will review what you need to know, school improvement plan monitoring requirements, discuss upcoming sessions, and provide time for sharing and networking with other regional CSI/ATSI/TSI schools. Guest speakers will join us throughout the year to provide training and resources regarding English Language Learners, diverse learners, UDL, MTSS, and more! Join us each month at https://zoom.us/j/95381822578 Please note: February is an in-person, full day training session and will require separate registration. June will be an asynchronous meeting. Information will be shared in the spring. Information about each session can be found here - https://www.smore.com/yg9c4

9. Math Collaborative Learning Network

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Educators interested in mathematics education K-12

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 5/16/2024

Join a collaborative and supportive environment of fellow practitioners and participate in discussions and discoveries in the quest to improve students' math experiences. Hybrid opportunity Third Thursday of the month

10. Early Communication Personalized Professional Learning

Program: Student Services

Audience: EI SLPs & Contractors

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 5/15/2024

This session is an opportunity for EI SLPs to participate in personalized professional learning. Use of Laura Mize's www.teachmetotalk.com courses on communication development, imitation, joint attention, communication for children with autism, etc. are available for choices. These courses can be completed on a transition day or workday during 23-24. Choose and complete at least 3 hours of ASHA CEUs courses from the library, save your receipts ($5 per course up to three courses) and forward certificates of completion to your supervisor for documentation of learning. Attach receipts to your reimbursement form for the month in which you have paid for each course.

11. CASCA Regional Peer Supervision

Program: Educational Services

Audience: School counselors, school counseling interns, counselor educators, school and district administrators

Dates: 10/3/2023 to 4/9/2024

Regional peer supervision is intended for school counselors, school counseling interns, counselor educators, and school administrators to consult regarding student cases using the Structured Peer Supervision Model. Sessions will be facilitated by CASCA school counselors.

12. CASCA Network Meeting

Program: Educational Services

Audience: School Counselors, Career/Co-op Counselors, School Counseling interns, and Counselor Educators working in public, nonpublic, cyber, and charter schools.

Dates: 11/7/2023 to 5/7/2024

The Capital Area School Counselor Association Network Meetings provide a time for professional development, networking, and resource sharing for school counselors, career counselors, school counseling interns, and counselor educators across the region.

13. (PESI) A Practitioner's Guide to Autism Assessment: A Strengths-Based Approach

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Have you ever worked with a child or adolescent and noticed that treatment wasn't progressing as expected? Or perhaps you noticed a developmental concern, and you suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but didn't know what to do next? Join Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, and Tamara Rosen, PhD, and learn how to skillfully use specific screening and assessment-based tools and strategies for:
• When ASD is suspected and you feel stuck
• Understanding and treating challenging behaviors that may be impacting treatment
• Confidently communicating ASD concerns to other professionals and parents
• Making effective and appropriate referral
• Incorporating screening and assessment results into tailored interventions
By incorporating this knowledge and using skills that you already have, you will be able to support your client's underdeveloped areas while also harnessing their strengths!
OBJECTIVES 1. Utilize appropriate screening tools when ASD is suspected. 2. Conduct a functional assessment of challenging behaviors associated with ASD, a co-occurring condition, or both. 3. Determine the information required to make an appropriate referral for evaluation or services when ASD is suspected. 4. Utilize specific interventions and modifications informed by screening and assessment results.

14. (PESI) Autism Assessment in Adults: Differentiating the Complexities of Autism from Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Autism diagnoses in adults are on the rise. Adults are now reporting that their childhood diagnosis of anxiety, ODD, OCD, alone doesn't make sense - autism is suspected. How do you separate the complex characteristics of autism from common co-occurring mental health diagnosis? In this session, autistic psychologist, speaker, and author, Dr. Wenn Lawson will teach you to how to assess for autism and separate it from other co-occurring mental health issues in adults. Watch and learn:
• How to interlace a neurodiversity affirming lens with DSM-5™ diagnostic criteria
• The interplay between poor mental health and autism and impact of unmet needs
• How autism presents differently in different gender identities The impact of a diagnosis in adulthood can lead to self-injury, employment and relationship problems, other mental health issues including suicidality.

15. (PESI) Autism Intervention Using a Trauma-Informed Lens: Creating a Foundation of Safety & Trust to Promote Self Awareness & Problem Solving

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Since the Covid-19 Pandemic began, children across the country and the world have experienced significant changes within their homes, schools, and communities. Interactions with family members, teachers, therapists have suddenly shifted, and become unfamiliar, resulting in less productive opportunities for learning and growth. Children with autism are especially vulnerable to negative impacts, as they work to process complex emotions and implement successful coping strategies in their new environment. Through the development of a trusting relationship, children with autism can begin to gain the co-regulation skills necessary to develop self-awareness, and ultimately empower independent problem-solving and self-monitoring skills. The initial development of trust and positive regard within a relationship is crucial when supporting emotional advocacy and communication skills. Join me in this exciting, innovative, and evidence-informed recording. Finish feeling invigorated, with a new plan of action for how to use standard models and strategies in new ways to facilitate meaningful and lasting trauma recovery.

16. (PESI) Autism, LGBTQIA+, and The Intersectionality of Gender and Sexuality

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Like autism, gender exists on a spectrum... With the rise in clients seeking services related to gender identity, we know many are autistic. We also know gender identity and sexuality are more diverse among autistic individuals when compared to the allistic (non-autistic) population. To best help your autistic clients looking for support related to their gender identity and sexuality, it's imperative you understand how the two spectrums overlap. Join Wenn Lawson, PhD, an autistic transgender psychologist as he guides you through the implications for gender and sexual development, diagnosis, as well as how to support this diverse population. This session explores these issues and more!

17. (PESI) Boundary Settings Strategies: How Your Clients Can Reclaim Emotional Autonomy

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Attempts to set boundaries with toxic and emotionally manipulative people are often met with demeaning abuse designed to instill guilt, shame, fear, and self-doubt. Their victims are left feeling confused, selfish for having their own needs, and convinced they must make the abuser happy with them at any cost. In this session, Dr. Lindsay Gibson, clinical psychologist and international best-selling author, will show you experiential emotional techniques your clients can use to set boundaries and free themselves from emotional tyranny.

18. (PESI) Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this including side effects and concerns with long-term use. In this live webcast, you will learn more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions for ADHD. Looking at ADHD from a developmental perspective, we will consider reasons for the apparent increase in ADHD diagnoses over the past two decades. By understanding the way the brain works in ADHD, you will be able to better identify a variety of strategies to significantly impact the nervous system and positively influence symptoms of ADHD in your clients. Not only will you walk away with information about some of the most common non-medication interventions for ADHD such as computerized cognitive training, mindfulness meditation, and neurofeedback, you will also learn a variety of practical strategies that can be implemented immediately and at low cost. We will navigate the vast research on exercise, movement, diet, sleep, disruptive technologies, supplements, and the impact of the environment on ADHD, summarizing the findings and applying the information to "real life”. You will finish this webcast with the tools and knowledge to develop a holistic approach to working with adults and children with ADHD.

19. (PESI) Different... Not Less

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Join Temple as she shares insight from the latest edition to Different… Not Less. In this interview-style keynote, she will explore the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum, along with strategies to help them tap into their hidden abilities!

20. (PESI) Distracted and Disorganized Kids in a Digital Generation: Techniques to Influence Neuroplasticity, Manage Screen Time & Implement Sensory Smart Movement

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

New
Gen Z is the first generation to grow up with smart technology. The use of screens is not just impacting social skills and human interaction, it's compromising neurosensory development! As learning and leisure time becomes increasingly screen-based, children are over-using their visual systems at the expense of exploring the environment and activating their senses for learning through movement. While the impact of screens on social interactions and self-esteem are being increasingly recognized, clinicians and educators need to understand the potential implications as it relates to neurosensory development. As clinicians and educators, we are equipped with many programs and interventions based on neurodevelopmental principles. Now, we need to apply them in the context of an increasingly digital world. Treating requires a new framework to ensure we activate the senses for learning and model the habits of success. This is especially true for children with ADHD, Autism, LD, sensory processing, and motor deficits, who, at baseline, require more opportunities for multi-sensory integration to increase attention and enhance brain development for learning than their neurotypical peers. In this recording, you will enhance your existing therapeutic techniques to:
• Determine a child's digital and sensory-learning profile to inform treatment planning
• Identify the influence of smart technology and screen time on neuroplasticity in children with ADHD, LD, Autism, and SPD
• Rebalance the brain-body connection through controlled activation of multiple senses
• Optimize connection and cognition while supporting recovery from dysregulation and digital overload
• Instill the habits of success: mindset, state regulation, and movement

21. (PESI) Dyslexia: Building NEW Neuropathways to Master Visual and Auditory Memory, Visual Perceptual Skills, Visual Motor Skill Development & More!

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

New
Dyslexia - the invisible disability that impacts 1.5 individuals! It's not just an issue of trying harder or paying attention. You know the stories you hear from your clients - hours of studying just to forget it all on a test the following day, constant lack of ability to understand what they read, difficulty remembering lists or instructions beyond three, the overwhelming frustration of knowing what they want to say or do, but not being able to express it on paper or get the words out, socially withdrawn in attempt to hide their struggles. In this seminar, you will have the opportunity to practice treatment ideas that will incorporate the use of client-centered everyday routines, games, technology, sensory, and hands-on approaches to help your client overcome the challenges of life with dyslexia. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to immediately provide treatment to address your client's: Visual motor integration; Auditory and visual memory; Reading rate; accuracy, fluency, comprehension phonetic awareness and memory; spelling and handwriting struggles OBJECTIVES: 1. Analyze the 3 types of dyslexia and their characteristics to establish a treatment plan. 2. Determine the executive cognitive functions and treatment methodologies that impact processing speed and reading comprehension. 3. Employ treatment strategies to address visual perceptual, visual motor integration, auditory, and visual memory deficits to increase handwriting legibility, reading comprehension, and ability to follow multi-step directions. 4. Evaluate how to integrate electronic and low tech games into treatment activities to increase reading comprehension, ability to follow multi-step directions for increased academic success. 5. Apply compensatory strategies to each specific type, such as recital, chunking, and mnemonics as they apply to visual and auditory memory. 6. Determine 3 strategies to improve client's ability to recall multi-step instructions and letter sequence for spelling.

22. (PESI) Early Intervention for ASD: Building Rhythms in Relationships through DIR®

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/24/2024

Rhythms in life are present in many forms, and for children and families, these rhythms are most present within their interactions and daily life. Yet, a child with ASD may have difficulty with rhythmicity due to underlying sensory processing and motor challenges, which impacts synchrony within relationships. Looking through a Developmental, Individual, Relationship-based® (DIR) lens, Stacy Rosello, MA, OTR/L, will teach you why rhythms are important to early intervention for autism. You'll learn strategies and tools to help foster and match rhythms between the child and caregiver. Attend and you'll learn how to:

• Recognizes the unique neurobiological profiles of the child and caregiver

• Help the caregiver understand the idiosyncratic characteristics and subtle nuanced signals of their infant, toddler or preschooler

• Match child and parent rhythms within their interactions and teach the caregiver how to respond sensitively and to adapt contingently by embedding rhythms into routines and rituals, the child adapts and becomes empowered, driving development. In time, these meaningful experiences create connectedness and cherished family bonds.

OBJECTIVES
1. Theorize the reasons why achieving rhythm in a relationship for a child with ASD may be difficult. 2. Use DIR strategies to support rhythmicity and "synchrony” in interactions to foster relationships in a child with ASD and caregiver. 3. Create rhythmicity within relationships to build routines and rituals that foster family bonding.

23. (PESI) Ethical Considerations in Autism Related Services: Operating at the Highest Level Possible

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Join Drs. Kathleen Platzman and Karen Levine guide you through the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) toolkit-developed by autistic self-advocates-which provides the field feedback on what is ethical and what is not. Using the ASANs toolkit as a guide, we'll look at:

• Many common practices within autism related services and supports that have serious ethical concerns

• Way to provide ethical services to ensure we are operating at the highest ethical level possible, looking through the lens of autistic self-advocates This session is in part based on the ASAN toolkit entitled, "For Whose Benefit: Evidence, Ethics, and Effectiveness of Autism Interventions".

24. (PESI) Executive Function Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Practical Strategies to Improve Metacognitive and Self-Regulation Skills

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Do you work with children and adolescents who struggle paying attention, are severely disorganized, have difficulty making transitions and are unable to make plans? They repeatedly act out and meltdown-seemingly unaware of the consequences of their behavior. They frequently get placed in timeout or sent to the principal's office-missing out on typical childhood experiences in school, on the playground and with their families. These children have Executive Functioning (EF) deficits. The good news is that EF can be taught! Watch this intensive workshop and learn to strengthen the neuro connections in children and apply evidence-based metacognitive and self-regulation visual strategies and hands-on techniques to improve: Working Memory, Inhibitory Control, Adaptability, Mental Flexibility, Goal Setting, Planning/Strategizing, Sequencing, Organization, Time Management, Task Initiation, Executive Attention, Task Persistence, Emotional Control, Social skills, and Communication. OBJECTIVES 1. Determine when to use strategies, such as breathe cards or keychain rules, to support children's self-management in regulating behavior, focus and energy. 2. Implement specific intervention strategies to improve recall, organization and planning, and self-management skills in children with Executive Functioning (EF) deficits. 3. Utilize video modeling as an intervention strategy to target social-communication skills deficits and subsequent behavior difficulties in children with EF deficits. 4. Integrate visual strategies to support the way children and adolescents receive information and retain it in long-term memory. 5. Integrate metacognitive strategies to provide structure, predictability and routines to improve children's level of functioning. 6. Utilize self-regulation strategies to help children identify their emotions and level of emotions and to improve their level of functioning.

25. (PESI) Executive Function in the Classroom: 30 Cognitive-Motor Activities to Improve Attention, Memory, & Self-Regulation

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Teaching students how they think, learn and behave empowers them to play an active role in their own learning. When children with ADHD, anxiety, learning differences, oppositional tendencies and disinterest in school are taught how to be "Cognitive Scientists” coaching their own brains to plan, prioritize, attend and remember, they become more invested in school and motivated to learn. Taking the mystery out of executive functions by showing students how to learn more efficiently while calming their defensive brains leads to better concentration, improved attention, higher academic achievement and competent social-emotional skills. In this workshop, Lynne Kenney, Psy,D., pediatric psychologist, author and international educator, will teach you how to integrate the newest research in neuroscience, kinesiology and education for kids to learn more efficiently. You will discover over 30 developmentally progressive cognitive-exercises, worksheets and activities to enliven your classroom. Learn how to improve cognition, enhance learning and empower children to be better thinkers with motor movement, sequencing, attending, self-regulation and memory activities. OBJECTIVES 1. Implement research-based activities educators, teachers and school psychologists can use to improve thinking, self-regulation and behavior. 2. Characterize the relationship between cognition and motor movement. 3. Practice bringing physical activity back to the classroom with neurocognitive activities. 4. Demonstrate how students calm their defensive brains leading to better concentration, improved attention and competent social-emotional skills. 5. Evaluate the integration of computer-based cognitive skills training and motor movement activities 6. Choose how to enhance collaboration and cooperation in your classroom by teaching children applied neuroscience research.

26. (PESI) Extended Adolescence - When 25 Looks More Like 18: Clinical Strategies for Clients Struggling to Meet the Demands of Adulthood

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

The interplay of new technologies, socio-cultural shifts, and educational stressors have created obstacles for young people like never before. Research suggests that while today's youth enter adolescence much sooner, they actually reach adulthood much later...resulting in an "extended adolescence.” Our traditional therapeutic tools now fall short, as we endeavor to help clients meet the demands of adulthood. Watch award-winning author and international speaker Sharon Saline, Psy.D., and national trainer and child/family consultant Steve O'Brien, Psy.D., for an enlightening experience designed to redefine and redesign your treatment approach to help young people forge a path to adulthood.

You will learn strategies to:
• Navigate ADHD, anxiety, autism and other obstacles to develop life skills
• Reprogram the dopamine dependent brain
• Cultivate openness and flexibility with Gen Z culture
• Collaborate with well-intended but over-involved parents
• Instill motivation to advance real-world engagement
• Promote "connected independence” in young adults

This timely and engaging training will shed new light on Generation Z youth and equip you with practical, contemporary tools for empowering these young people to shift gears and move toward a rewarding and meaningful adulthood.

27. (PESI) Improve Self-Regulation Through Language and Communication Skills: Practical Strategies and Tools for Children and Adolescents

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

You've worked with the child who has difficulty transitioning from one activity to another, becoming upset or overly silly. Waiting for his turn is difficult if not impossible, as is following daily routines. Despite repeated requests from his teacher to "use your words,” he typically is not able to communicate his wants and needs and becomes angry or shuts down. This child lacks self-regulation, and struggles both academically and socially. Communication skills play an important role in the development of self-regulation. In this workshop, you will learn how to use language to improve self-regulation for children with:
• Language delays/disorders
• Emotional & Behavior Disorders
• Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
• Attachment disorders
• Autism
• Social Risk
You will learn techniques in formats that you can apply to your work immediately, illustrated through case studies and intervention videos. Bring your challenges with you to the workshop, as Dr. Wing will also facilitate group problem-solving. Discover new and innovative ways to help children develop self-regulation through language!

28. (PESI) LGBTQ Youth: Clinical Strategies to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

New
A 9-year-old boy took his own life, just days after coming out to his peers as gay, due to the severe bullying he received. Sadly, he is not alone. Suicide rates among LGBTQ youth are rising at an alarming pace. As a clinician, how do you approach a sensitive topic like gender identity without offending your clients? How do you navigate the LGBTQ spectrum, with its unique terminology and challenges? How are you supposed to help an LGBTQ youth client when their parents are not on board?

29. (PESI) Lights, Camera, Empowerment! Neurodiversity and the Transition to Independence

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Are your clients ready for their next step? Transition to adulthood, including attending college or starting employment, is a time of significant change for many individuals. For neurodivergent individuals, excitement and anticipation of this change is frequently coupled with a sense of nervousness about how to manage these next important steps. Many times, as individuals in "helping” professions, we work hard on ensuring that every accommodation and support is put into place for our children and clients. Where we fall short, is allowing for opportunities of exploration and autonomy within a structured setting. This way, clients learn their best practices, and how to advocate for them. It is critical that therapists, educators, and all stakeholders consider post-secondary transition needs and make a targeted plan to support a student's journey to independence. In this session, transition planning best practices are used to consider therapeutic outcomes and to support targeted goal setting. A variety of evidence-based methods for promoting dynamic learning, self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-advocacy strategies to build a student's personal autonomy are discussed. Attendees will be provided with strategies ready for immediate use.

30. (PESI) Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours.

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger's, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical and parenting challenges. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your client's most challenging behaviors including: tantrums, running out/away, noncompliance, nagging, refusing to work/help, yelling/screaming, bullying, panic/anxiety reactions, lack of follow through, not following directions. You will walk away with immediate strategies for out of control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term treatment strategies to help kids at home and school. Robert Marino is a clinical expert and has worked with the most challenging kids both in clinical and school settings. Through the use of case studies and action oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around.

31. (PESI) Self-Regulation in Children: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Children with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD or autism have much in common. They are challenged with physical problems that affect their ability to focus and can also cause them to be emotionally reactive. Children who have trouble self-regulating throughout the day are missing out on typical childhood experiences in school, on the playground and with their families. They have difficulty making and keeping friends. This workshop looks at the underlying factors of poor self-regulation and how they affect the child. The course emphasizes practical interventions! You will walk away with effective strategies for creating simple but effective programs in clinical, school and home settings:
• Sensory therapy techniques
• Simple self-management and video modeling programs
• Sensory lifestyle programs
• First-person stories
• Energy regulation techniques
• Communication methods
• Transition strategies
• Behavioral strategies
Clinical programs such as Interactive Metronome® (IM), brushing, sensory diets, and MeMoves™ will be discussed, as will timely topics such as medication vs. nonmedication for ADHD and new insights from research into biomedical aspects of autism. You will receive written handouts and a list of resources. Don't miss this opportunity - register today!

32. (PESI) Self-Regulation Strategies for Children with ADHD, High-Functioning Autism, Learning Disabilities or Sensory Disorders

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

This session will help you to better intervene with the challenging child - the one who won't sit still; doesn't follow directions; often throws tantrums; or has difficulty waiting for their turn. They may "hit first and ask questions later”. They react impulsively and have difficulty expressing what they need or what is frustrating them. We know this child is intelligent, caring and kind, but their behavior doesn't reflect these positive qualities. These are the children who confuse and frustrate parents and who overwhelm teachers and peers. They struggle to meet basic expectations and are dysregulated and unable to succeed in school, with peers, and at home.

33. (PESI) Sensorimotor Interventions to Improve Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Functioning: Neurological Approaches for Children and Adolescents with Autism

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI Attendees that have already completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 credits

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Join author and expert Varleisha Gibbs PhD, OTD, OTR/L, as she teaches you how to skillfully apply strength-based sensorimotor interventions for improving social, emotional, and cognitive function in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, Dr. Gibbs will guide you through the underlying neuroanatomical connections to help you better select and develop appropriate interventions. You'll learn:

•Activation of the Vagus nerve, music and movement techniques, and breathwork for emotional regulation and social participation

•New self-regulation and mindfulness techniques to support arousal levels along with new assessments and treatments to organize daily interventions

•Environmental modifications to support optimal function of children with autism Dr. Gibbs will share techniques from her books Self-Regulation and Mindfulness (PESI Publishing & Media, Summer 2017) and from her latest book on Trauma Treatment in ACTION (PESI Publishing & Media, 2021).

34. (PESI) Social Media, Reality TV & Influencer Culture: CBT, EFT, and More for Enhanced Treatment of Clients Impacted by Toxic Content

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Creating lasting change in therapy is hard work - especially when your client is distracted, disengaged, or lacks the necessary skills to retain therapeutic interventions. If you're struggling to make progress with your young clients, you're not alone! Social media, reality TV, and influencer culture immersion have caused a critical thinking drought and it's making therapy harder. Understanding how social media and reality television impact your clients - decreased self-esteem, increased anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation − is vital for the whole picture of mental health and has a direct impact on you as the professional. Watch Janine Oliver, PhD, LCSW, clinician and researcher of reality tv and social media as she demonstrates the connection to critical thinking decline and shares ways to improve your efforts as a therapist to make your interventions more effective, efficient, and durable.

You'll get:
• Strategies to sustain lasting critical thinking skills
• Confidence grounded in new skills and research to navigate social media and reality tv
• Proven strategies to enhance engagement and problem-solving to help your client come up with their own solutions
• Exercises and assessment tools to build resilience and grit to enhance clients critical thinking

Purchase now and walk away confident and grounded in new skills and research to navigate social media, virtual reality and external influences impacting people today!

35. (PESI) Social Skills Intervention for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: Helping Clients Overcome Today's Obstacles in Social Skills

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and want Act 48 credits awarded

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

In this video session, autism expert Jay Berk, PhD, will provide valuable insight into the unique social skills challenges faced by children, adolescents, and young adults with autism in today's world relating to the pandemic, emergence from the pandemic, digital impact on social skills acquisition, and challenges associated with co-occurring disorders, such as social anxiety. Attend and learn how to adeptly teach your clients with autism how to:

• Navigate social interactions online and in person, in any setting

• Use "in person” approaches from "on-line” responses to social situations

• Effectively manage their preservation of high interest areas

• Reduce misinterpretation of social cues

• Understand appropriate/inappropriate content for discussion topics

36. (PESI) Take the Enemy out of Frenemy: Tools to Help Girls Solve Relational Aggression and Build Healthy Friendships

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Helping girls learn how to navigate friendships can be rewarding, but also time-consuming and emotionally exhausting for the clinician. The school environment is the most common arena for relational aggression to develop. Something as simple as choosing partners for a project, finding a seat on the bus or lunchroom, or playing at recess can erupt in drama. Pile on parent involvement and social media and situations can exponentially escalate. Signs of relational aggression can manifest in several ways: increased conflict, social isolation, poor grades, decreased concentration, physical complaints of nausea, headaches, changes in weight, digestive problems, and sleep disturbance. Symptoms can develop into depression, anxiety, self-harm, and eating disorders.

Watch this recording and you'll learn:
• Interventions to make individual sessions or groups more effective for each age and stage
• Skill-building activities that are visual, interactive, and memorable beyond talking and processing feelings
• Tools to teach girls how to regulate emotions, manage conflict, practice assertive communication, and improve stress management
• Strategies to reduce the negative impact of comments adult make and the way they respond (or don't)

You'll receive reproducible handouts, scripts and prompts, step-by-step intervention instructions, and examples of parent coaching sessions and will be equipped to teach girls the skills to manage conflict and form healthy bonds, thereby improving their mental health.

37. (PESI) The Millennial Lovelink

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Many millennials are choosing to ditch gender identifiers like male and female, and shed labels like single, taken, gay, or straight. They're shucking them in favor of fluidity-the belief that one's deeply personal sense of gender, sexuality, or in-relationship identity can be more elusive and shifting than previous generations acknowledged. We'll explore how working with fluid millennial clients can be both enlightening and challenging for older therapists, especially when helping hem navigate issues of intimacy, love, and sex.

38. (PESI) The Neuroscience of Safety: The Transformative Impact of the Polyvagal Theory on Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI Attendees that have already completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 credits

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Join Dr. Stephen Porges, the developer of Polyvagal theory (PVT)-also known as the neuroscience of safety-as he offers a paradigm shift in autism intervention. You'll learn that the behaviors you frequently observe are the tip of the iceberg. That we must go below the waterline to reveal the most important treatment goal for all individuals: the neuroception of safety as evidenced by physiological state regulation. You'll learn the best strategies for down regulating threat and defensive reactions by shifting the individual's state to that of calmness with feelings of safety leading to accessibility and spontaneous social engagement. Dr. Porges will present new ways to conceptualize and write treatment goals that are respectful of the child's (and parent's) nervous systems, leading the way to improved communication, relational satisfaction, and joy. Autism treatment that includes an appreciation of the body, the physiology of parent and child. Through research and an understanding of the science, this workshop presents cutting edge integration of neuroscience into autism support, providing new, emerging applications and offering hope and a new focus on the neuroscience of safety to autism treatment.

39. (PESI) Trauma and Loss Among College Students in a Post Covid World

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

New
The COVID-19 pandemic created a dramatic shift in higher education delivery and impacted the mental health and well-being of college students. Students experienced grief and loss related to the death of loved ones as well as the loss of experiences related to social, emotional, and academic milestones. In this presentation, we will first provide an overview of COVID-19 losses in college students, the impact on young adults with previous trauma history, and a discussion of COVID-19 as its own unique trauma. Next, we will review risk and protective factors associated with mental health problems post-pandemic. We will conclude with clinical considerations for working with college students experiencing losses post-pandemic, including specific considerations for students with a history of trauma.

40. (PESI) Trauma-Informed Compassionate Classrooms: Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior, Improve Learning Outcomes and Increase Student Engagement

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI activity attendees that have completed the course and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

As an educator, you are faced with the challenge of meeting the social and emotional needs of all your students. This can be challenging enough with typical learners but it is even more difficult with those who have experienced trauma or have mental health challenges. Students who have experienced trauma often present as difficult to engage and display problematic behavior such as a low frustration tolerance, angry outbursts, or difficult social relationships. These behaviors all get in the way of teaching and learning. When a student has experienced trauma, he/she often spends much of the day in fight/flight/freeze mode which limits their capacity to learn. Their outwardly aggressive and irritable behaviors also disrupt the flow in the classroom, requiring your time and attention. Despite the amount of time you invest in behavior charts or incentives for good behavior, traditional behavioral approaches to classroom management and a punitive approach to discipline simply are not effective. Join Dr. Reese in the recording and learn how a trauma-informed approach will greatly reduce challenging behavior, improve student engagement and increase learning outcomes. Finish this program with new strategies, tools, and resources to reduce students' impulsiveness, aggressive behaviors, and inattention and increase their focus, attention, and compassion. While this positive approach is absolutely essential for students with trauma, it will also greatly benefit each and every student in your classroom. Return to your school with:

• Research-based practices to establish a trauma-informed classroom

• A plan to develop positive relationships and build trust with your hard-to-reach students

• Prove techniques for communicating more effectively and collaboratively with challenging students

• Cognitive skill-building strategies which incorporate the science of neuroplasticity and the strengths-based perspective of neurodiversity

41. (PESI) Working with A$$holes

Program: PESI, Inc.

Audience: PESI attendees that have completed the course through PESI and are requesting Act 48 hours

Dates: 1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

These days it seems there's a jerk waiting around every corner-on the street, on your social media feed, even in your consulting room. Is there anything therapists can do for our clients and communities to help us successfully engage with the antagonistic people in our lives? In this recording, we'll examine how to apply the therapeutic concept of radical acceptance as a practical and safe strategy to bring more peace, civility, and creativity into potentially polarizing situations.

42. Know Better, Do (Even) Better: Hot Topics Series

Program: Educational Services

Audience: General Ed Teachers, Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 1/19/2024 to 3/1/2024

Already utilizing evidence-based practices during your literacy instruction? Join us for a 3-part virtual series to discuss three hot topics in literacy! Learn about three instructional strategies that will take your instruction to the next level! Sessions will occur on January 19, February 9, and March 1, 2024, from 8:00-8:30 AM on Zoom. Zoom registration for link access will be emailed to the email address used during registration on Frontline. Links will be sent a couple of days before each session.

43. Motivating and Inspiring Today's Students: Strategies, Methods, and Materials to Awaken the Learner (CPE Course)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Pre-K to 12 Educators

Dates: 1/27/2024 to 3/6/2024

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, power-points, readings, applying strategies, responding to participants and motivational techniques along with materials to develop that produce desired results. With these practical resources, you'll 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.

Even though the schedule shows 2 all day sessions, that just means the class starts on one day and ends on the other. They are not required meeting dates and we do not meet together as a class. The work is done independently. 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.

The text for the class is Motivating and Inspiring Students: Strategies to Awaken the Learner(2017) by Marzano, Scott, Boogren and Newcomb. The book will be sent to you by the date the class begins.

44. CAIU School Improvement Team Workshop

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Schools designated with a school improvement status - CSI, ATSI, TSI

Dates: 2/27/2024

Starting Soon
This is a full-day, in-person session for School Improvement teams. ATSI designated schools are required to attend. CSI and TSI schools are highly encouraged to participate.

45. Novice MTSS Leadership Teams - Day 3

Program: Educational Services

Audience: For new school teams. Principal, school leaders * see team requirement description

Dates: 2/27/2024

Starting Soon
This four-part series uses implementation science to create the conditions necessary to develop & implement an equitable, universally-designed MTSS framework. Each participant will need to register for 4 dates individually - (there are 4 options to choose between 2 dates each) Each participant will need to choose 1 date for Day 1 of 9/13 OR 9/18/23; and choose 1 date for Day 2 of 11/14 OR 12/18/23; and choose 1 date for Day 3 of 2/27 OR 3/18/24; and choose 1 date for Day 4 of 5/21 OR 5/29/24. Please choose the dates you desire and register on frontline the 4 individual dates to complete the 4 part series.

46. Refinement for MTSS Leadership Teams - Day 3

Program: Educational Services

Audience: For existing school teams (building leadership and advanced tier teams)

Dates: 2/27/2024

Starting Soon
This four-part series uses self-assessment tools to guide teams in refining an existing MTSS framework, increasing its effectiveness and ensuring sustainability through equitable and universally-designed practices. Each participant will need to register for 4 dates individually - This four-part series uses implementation science to create the conditions necessary to develop & implement an equitable, universally-designed MTSS framework. Each participant will need to register for 4 dates individually - (there are 4 options to choose between 2 dates each) Each participant will need to choose 1 date for Day 1 of 9/13 OR 9/18/23; and choose 1 date for Day 2 of 11/14 OR 12/18/23; and choose 1 date for Day 3 of 2/27 OR 3/18/24; and choose 1 date for Day 4 of 5/21 OR 5/29/24. Please choose the dates you desire and register on frontline the 4 individual dates to complete the 4 part series.

47. Secondary Principal's Network

Program: Educational Services

Audience: : K-12 Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans of Students, or other building level administrators.

Dates: 2/29/2024

Starting Soon
If you are a building level administrator and you are craving the opportunity to network with other principals from other districts while growing and developing professionally, this is the time for you!

48. Elementary Principal's Network

Program: Educational Services

Audience: K-12 Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans of Students, or other building level administrators.

Dates: 2/29/2024

Starting Soon
If you are a building-level administrator and you are craving the opportunity to network with other principals from other districts while growing and developing professionally, this is the time for you!

49. Classroom Management Training for Classroom Monitors - Act 33 of 2023

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Anyone who is interested in becoming a certified Classroom Monitor, is the minimum age of twenty-five (25) years old, and has completed at least sixty (60) semester hours or the equivalent of courses at a regionally accredited college or university located in Pennsylvania (official transcripts) OR has a least 3 of years experience as a paraprofessional in a school entity and is currently employed as a para in a school entity. Participants must also meet requirements for background clearances.

Dates: 3/1/2024 to 3/31/2024

Starting Soon
The CAIU has designed a 6.5-hour asynchronous course that will introduce and reinforce standard teaching practices for non-traditional education professionals looking to gain credentials as a Classroom Monitor under PA Act 33 of 2023. Participants can join a cohort at the start of each month, with up to four weeks to complete the course, so please disregard the times noted. New cohorts will occur at the beginning of each month. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate of completion and then apply in TIMS for official certification. Participants will receive guidance and instruction on various aspects of classroom management, which will include:






• Establishing Respect & Rapport: Communication, Connection, & Behavior Basics






• Establishing a Culture for Learning: Engagement & PBIS concepts






• Managing Classroom Procedures: Routines, Transitions, & Management Strategies






• Managing Student Behavior: Rules, Expectations, De-escalation Techniques

50. Understanding and Designing Assessments for STEELS Performance Expectations Session B

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Science educators K-12, instructional coaches, administrators, curriculum leaders

Dates: 3/1/2024

Starting Soon
How can we assess phenomenon- and problem-based science learning using high-quality, rigorous STEELS-based assessments? Connect your vision of meaningful science, engineering, and environmental literacy learning with assessments that inform and support student learning and guide instructional practices. This is a two-day training with a few weeks between each day. You will have a small homework assignment between the two dates! Session A will be presented 3 times with the same content each time. Pick one date from the Session A options. Session B will be presented 3 times with the same content each time. Pick one date from the Session B options. Session A is a prerequisite for Session B. This is not a ‘train the trainer' workshop, but participants will receive copies of the materials which can be adapted for presentation within their LEAs. Participants should have a strong understanding of 3-D teaching and learning before attending this workshop.

51. An EL (English Learner) Overview for Administrators: CAIU TITLE III CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

Program: Student Services

Audience: District and Building Level Administrators

Dates: 3/5/2024

In this session participants will: (1) Explore ESL theory and law and understand their implications on the planning and delivery of instruction, (2) Understand the unique focus of content-area teachers and ELD teachers when working with ELs, and (3) Discuss effective scheduling practices as well as the best service delivery models to utilize given their school's unique English learners.

52. An EL (English Learner) Overview for Administrators: NON-CAIU TITLE III CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

Program: Student Services

Audience: District and Building Level Administrators

Dates: 3/5/2024

In this session participants will: (1) Explore ESL theory and law and understand their implications on the planning and delivery of instruction, (2) Understand the unique focus of content-area teachers and ELD teachers when working with ELs, and (3) Discuss effective scheduling practices as well as the best service delivery models to utilize given their school's unique English learners.
In this session participants will: (1) Better understand how all students develop and accelerate vocabulary and language, (2) Become familiarized with evidence-based best practices and strategies to equip all students for developing robust academic language, and (3) Discuss the implication of using the Language-Focused Walkthrough Tool to develop school-wide cultures of best practices.
In this session participants will: (1) Better understand how all students develop and accelerate vocabulary and language, (2) Become familiarized with evidence-based best practices and strategies to equip all students for developing robust academic language, and (3) Discuss the implication of using the Language-Focused Walkthrough Tool to develop school-wide cultures of best practices.

55. Sign Language Level 1

Program: Student Services

Dates: 3/5/2024 to 4/23/2024

New
This is a beginner class. No previous experience with sign language is needed. The course will include ABC's and numbers, basic vocabulary, light conversation and an introduction to Deaf Culture

56. Sign Language Level 2

Program: Student Services

Dates: 3/5/2024 to 4/23/2024

New
This class assumes that the participant has acquired basic skills taught in an introductory course. The course will continue vocabulary development. Additionally, Level II will teach classifiers and directionality. An introduction to ASL grammar will also be presented.

57. Navigating the Future: STEELS Secondary

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Secondary Science teachers, administrators, curriculum leaders

Dates: 3/6/2024

Empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to lead the way in secondary education through our comprehensive training on the new STEELS standards. This workshop is designed for middle and high school educators seeking to deepen their understanding, unpack the standards, access valuable resources, and collaborate with their teams to seamlessly integrate STEELS into their classrooms.

58. Understanding and Designing Assessments for STEELS Performance Expectations Session B

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Science educators K-12, instructional coaches, administrators, curriculum leaders

Dates: 3/8/2024

How can we assess phenomenon- and problem-based science learning using high-quality, rigorous STEELS-based assessments? Connect your vision of meaningful science, engineering, and environmental literacy learning with assessments that inform and support student learning and guide instructional practices. This is a two-day training with a few weeks between each day. You will have a small homework assignment between the two dates! Session A will be presented 3 times with the same content each time. Pick one date from the Session A options. Session B will be presented 3 times with the same content each time. Pick one date from the Session B options. Session A is a prerequisite for Session B. This is not a ‘train the trainer' workshop, but participants will receive copies of the materials which can be adapted for presentation within their LEAs. Participants should have a strong understanding of 3-D teaching and learning before attending this workshop.

59. CAPT Mentor Network - Associate's Degree Cohorts

Program: Educational Services

Dates: 3/12/2024

This session is designed for CAPT mentors working with apprentices in the associate's degree pathway. Mentor Network meetings focus on developing a mentor's skill in identifying and reducing barriers to their apprentice's success in the CAPT program and sharing ideas and information among mentoring colleagues.
This 6-hour training is designed to introduce and train participants in the Story Champs curriculum. Story Champs® is a multi-tiered language intervention curriculum that helps educators and clinicians promote academic language of diverse students. The effects of the Story Champs intervention has been documented with preschoolers and K-3 students in several states, and with typically developing students, students who are at risk, and students with disabilities. Outcomes have included improved story retelling, personal story generation, fictional story generation, story comprehension, acquisition of targeted vocabulary, inferential word learning, story writing, information retelling, and reading comprehension.

61. ELD Networking (Virtual)

Program: Student Services

Audience: Any educator of Multilingual Learners

Dates: 3/13/2024

In ELD Networking, participants receive PDE updates related to the Language Instruction Educational Program as well as evidence based practices for the education of multilingual learners. Teachers learn about strategies and resources that can be used to support multilingual learners and families. In addition, participants discuss issues and events that are current in the field of ELD.

62. Listening to Understand Series- "Doing Justice to Social Justice Initiatives" with Jitesh Jaggi

Program: Student Services

Audience: Educators working with Multilingual Learners

Dates: 3/13/2024

Jitesh Jaggi is a Moth award-winning storyteller who believes that by harnessing our personal stories we can communicate effectively across barriers. Having traveled the world Jitesh Jaggi teaches how despite our backgrounds, our fears and hopes are surprisingly common!

63. ELD Networking (In Person)

Program: Student Services

Audience: Any educator of Multilingual Learners

Dates: 3/13/2024

In ELD Networking, participants receive PDE updates related to the Language Instruction Educational Program as well as evidence based practices for the education of multilingual learners. Teachers learn about strategies and resources that can be used to support multilingual learners and families. In addition, participants discuss issues and events that are current in the field of ELD.

64. CAOLACon 2024

Program: CAOLA

Audience: CAOLA Members

Dates: 3/13/2024 to 3/15/2024

CAOLACon is the Capital Area Online Learning Association's annual conference and is exclusive to CAOLA members. Attendees will have access to industry-specific professional development sessions focused on the current K-12 online learning environment as well as opportunities to network with their peers and colleagues from across Pennsylvania.

65. Engaging Everyone: Strategies and Tips for the Inclusive Teacher

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Instructional Coaches, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, and anyone who designs instruction for students.

Dates: 3/15/2024

Are you a new special education teacher? Or maybe a veteran teacher looking for new ways to refresh your practice? Are you short on time? Of course you are - you are a teacher! Join us for a 30 minute virtual session that highlights practical, usable strategies that are proven to reduce student behavior and maximize engagement that you can put into practice almost immediately. We will also share additional resources that will be available to you to explore on your own. Grab a coffee, relax (it's Friday!) and log-in for a few minutes before you start your day. Topics for 2023 include: October: Optimizing choice and relevance. November: Engaging students who identify LBGTQ+ December: Self-regulation strategies January: Engaging students who are neurodivergent. February: Sustaining effort and persistence March: Engaging English Language Learners. Please register for each session individually.

66. Novice MTSS Leadership Teams - Day 3

Program: Educational Services

Audience: For new school teams. Principal, school leaders * see team requirement description

Dates: 3/18/2024

This four-part series uses implementation science to create the conditions necessary to develop & implement an equitable, universally-designed MTSS framework. Each participant will need to register for 4 dates individually - (there are 4 options to choose between 2 dates each) Each participant will need to choose 1 date for Day 1 of 9/13 OR 9/18/23; and choose 1 date for Day 2 of 11/14 OR 12/18/23; and choose 1 date for Day 3 of 2/27 OR 3/18/24; and choose 1 date for Day 4 of 5/21 OR 5/29/24. Please choose the dates you desire and register on frontline the 4 individual dates to complete the 4 part series.

67. Refinement for MTSS Leadership Teams - Day 3

Program: Educational Services

Audience: For existing school teams (building leadership and advanced tier teams)

Dates: 3/18/2024

This four-part series uses self-assessment tools to guide teams in refining an existing MTSS framework, increasing its effectiveness and ensuring sustainability through equitable and universally-designed practices. Each participant will need to register for 4 dates individually - This four-part series uses implementation science to create the conditions necessary to develop & implement an equitable, universally-designed MTSS framework. Each participant will need to register for 4 dates individually - (there are 4 options to choose between 2 dates each) Each participant will need to choose 1 date for Day 1 of 9/13 OR 9/18/23; and choose 1 date for Day 2 of 11/14 OR 12/18/23; and choose 1 date for Day 3 of 2/27 OR 3/18/24; and choose 1 date for Day 4 of 5/21 OR 5/29/24. Please choose the dates you desire and register on frontline the 4 individual dates to complete the 4 part series.

68. Instructional Technology Collaboration (ITC)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Instructional Technology Specialists, Coaches and Integrators, STEM teachers, Media Specialist/Librarians or anyone involved in Instructional Technology at a district or school level

Dates: 3/19/2024

The purpose of our Instructional Technology Collaborative group is to come together to share ideas, learn about new frameworks, tools, and curriculum connections, connect with others, plan projects or events and form a group to support each other in our positions. Our meetings will consist of whole group conversations and exploration, resource spotlights, sharing sessions and open spaces.

69. Morning Math Mixer

Program: Educational Services

Audience: K-12 math teachers, special education teachers, math coaches or interventionists, administrators

Dates: 3/20/2024

30-minute bite-sized PD sessions which will focus on best practices for learning in Tier 1 math instruction. This session will be held virtually on the third Wednesday of the month --- October 18, November 15, January 17, February 21, and March 20. PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each session separately.

70. Executive Functioning Training

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Instructional Coaches, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, paraprofessionals, and related service providers

Dates: 3/20/2024

Join us to learn about Executive Function Skills, how they develop, how they impact academic, behavior and social function, and strategies to help support someone with executive skills deficits. The afternoon will emphasize classroom based strategies, including tried and true methods, like Get Ready-Do-Done, as well as other methods to address individual skills, such as: retrieval practices, self-regulation check-ins, time management, cognitive flexibility, planning and prioritizing, as well as strategies for organization..

71. Capital Area BCBA Network- March Meeting

Program: BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)

Audience: BCBAs, Behavior Specialists, MTSS Team Members, Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists

Dates: 3/20/2024

The purpose of the Capital Area BCBA Network is to provide a network for BCBAs, Behavioral Specialists, and other job-alike individuals serving school districts in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and Northern York counties to collaborate with each other in an effort to provide high-quality services to the students and staff they serve. 2 BACB CEUs available to attendees.

72. CAPT Mentor Network - Spring 2024 TAP/MAT cohorts

Program: Educational Services

Dates: 3/20/2024

This session is designed for CAPT mentors working with apprentices who began their coursework in the Spring 2024 semester. Mentor Network meetings focus on developing a mentor's skill in identifying and reducing barriers to their apprentice's success in the CAPT program, planning for upcoming course or classroom placement needs, and sharing ideas and information among mentoring colleagues.

73. Know Better, Do Better: Writing Edition

Program: Educational Services

Audience: General Ed Teachers, Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Interventionists, Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024 to 5/3/2024

Join the CAIU for a 3 session virtual series on the myths behind writing instruction. Learn about a variety of evidence-based strategies to utilize within your instruction in order to improve your students' writing skills and reinforce comprehension. Sessions will occur on March 22, April 12, and May 3, 2024, from 8:00-8:30 AM on Zoom. Zoom registration for link access will be emailed to the email address used during registration on Frontline. Links will be sent a couple of days before each session.

74. Explore UDL in PA with CAST

Program: Educational Services

Audience: School Administrators including Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, & Building Principals; Instructional Coaches, Regular Education and Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, School Board Members, Support Staff, Higher Education Staff Responsible for Teacher Preparation Programs, and ANYONE with a vested interested in educating Pennsylvania's youth!

Dates: 3/22/2024

Are you experiencing limits in your school? Is your MTSS triangle upside down? Do students and even teachers feel stifled in their learning? Are you struggling to lead a major shift in thinking in your building? These issues are just some of the areas that can be supported utilizing a UDL framework. Join members of the CAST faculty during a fun and informative virtual learning experience designed especially for educators in Pennsylvania. CAST is an organization dedicated to busting the barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day, and we partnered to bring these experts in UDL to you! Embrace the vision of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework that encompasses all learners in our state. This training series is designed to empower educators, administrators, and school communities with the knowledge and tools to integrate UDL seamlessly into their instructional practices and foster a positive learning culture. On March 22, 2024, you can choose from one of three session topics, including: *Introduction to UDL with a Focus on School Culture: Presented by Shaunte Singer *UDL and MTSS: Presented by Bill Wilmot *Getting Started with Schoolwide Implementation of UDL: Presented by Susan Shapiro Sessions will be presented virtually from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Those who register will receive an email with Zoom links to select the session you wish to attend prior to March 22nd. Continue the learning with an in-person or hybrid regional session on April 12th where you and your team will work with IU facilitators to explore the relevance and purpose for utilizing the UDL framework and make a plan for what to do next. *This requires a separate registration at the IU location most convenient for you.*

75. Beyond the Surface: Crafting Engaging 3D Science Lessons

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Science educators K-12

Dates: 3/25/2024

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Embark on a dynamic training that empowers educators to transcend traditional teaching boundaries. In this workshop, we'll guide you through the transformation of ordinary 2D science lessons into immersive 3D experiences, providing resources, and injecting depth and excitement into your classroom.

76. Classroom Management Training for Classroom Monitors - Act 33 of 2023

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Anyone who is interested in becoming a certified Classroom Monitor, is the minimum age of twenty-five (25) years old, and has completed at least sixty (60) semester hours or the equivalent of courses at a regionally accredited college or university located in Pennsylvania (official transcripts) OR has a least 3 of years experience as a paraprofessional in a school entity and is currently employed as a para in a school entity. Participants must also meet requirements for background clearances.

Dates: 4/1/2024 to 4/30/2024

The CAIU has designed a 6.5-hour asynchronous course that will introduce and reinforce standard teaching practices for non-traditional education professionals looking to gain credentials as a Classroom Monitor under PA Act 33 of 2023. Participants can join a cohort at the start of each month, with up to four weeks to complete the course, so please disregard the times noted. New cohorts will occur at the beginning of each month. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate of completion and then apply in TIMS for official certification. Participants will receive guidance and instruction on various aspects of classroom management, which will include:







• Establishing Respect & Rapport: Communication, Connection, & Behavior Basics







• Establishing a Culture for Learning: Engagement & PBIS concepts







• Managing Classroom Procedures: Routines, Transitions, & Management Strategies







• Managing Student Behavior: Rules, Expectations, De-escalation Techniques

77. Revolutionizing Science Education: 3-Dimensional Learning

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Science educators K-12, administrators, curriculum leaders

Dates: 4/3/2024

Embark on a transformative journey into modern science education with our one-day workshop. Understand the "why" behind the shift, explore the three dimensions of learning, and discover the distinctions from traditional teaching methods. Gain practical insights and tools to create dynamic, engaging science lessons aligned with 21st-century needs. Join us to revolutionize your approach and inspire the next generation of scientists.

78. Issues in Autism

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Due to the recent shift in the Autism Community, is it time for educators to change their perspective on supporting neurodivergent individuals? What does it mean to be neuro-affirming, do we use person-first or identity-first language, are social skills an appropriate topic for school? We will provide a virtual space to share your experiences, resources and perspective on these and other topics. Join us for a few minutes before you start your day to discuss issues in Autism on the first Friday o

Dates: 4/5/2024

Due to the recent shift in the Autism Community, is it time for educators to change their perspective on supporting neurodivergent individuals? What does it mean to be neuro-affirming, do we use person-first or identity-first language, are social skills an appropriate topic for school? We will provide a virtual space to share your experiences, resources and perspective on these and other topics. Join us for a few minutes before you start your day to discuss issues in Autism on the first Friday of every month, starting in October and running through May. Please register for each session individually.

79. PA Creativity Conference 2024

Program: Educational Services

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, and Specialists

Dates: 4/8/2024

Note, if you are part of a group of 5 or more educators from your district, please contact Karen Ditzler, kditzler@caiu.org, for special pricing of $85 per person.
Join us for an incredible day of collaborative learning sessions about the power of celebrating and cultivating creativity in the K-12 classroom. Explore a wide range of ways to engage your students' creative minds. Educators and vendors will be sharing ideas and experiences in hands-on workshops about the fostering of creative thinking in students.
We have amazing sessions scheduled! Sessions will focus on creative ways to teach and learn in all areas across all grade levels. Some of the sessions will focus on STEAM, UDL, School Climate, SEL, Community Connections, Literacy, Math and instructional technology tools such s Google, AI and AR.
Don't miss out! Register today! This collaborative event is sponsored by IUs 12, 13, 15 and 24.

80. Shared Waters Workshop

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 3-8

Dates: 4/9/2024

Experience real classroom instruction with a 10-lesson watershed unit for grades 4-8, covering all 3-5 and most 6-8 Environmental Literacy and Sustainability (EL&S) standards. This isn't your typical workshop- we will go beyond theory to see what the new standards will look like in the classroom. Walk away with a classroom-ready STEELS aligned unit of instruction that will make learning come alive for your students! Participants from the IU 15 region have the option to use their EL&S stipend money for the 2023-24 school year to purchase 1 pre-made kit that accompanies the unit. Please contact jsciacca@caiu.org for information on purchasing kits. You must register and request kits by February 27th. Registrants after this date will receive their kit or materials in May.

81. Gifted Boot Camp (In Person at the CAIU)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Gifted Education teachers, coordinators, or supervisors, Special Education Directors

Dates: 4/10/2024

Topics will include an overview of PA's definition of gifted education, Chapter 16, writing goals, and a review of the forms that support gifted education. This program will occur IN PERSON at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit in Enola, PA and will be conducted by Patrice Semicek, the Eastern PA Gifted Liaison working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Act 48 credit will be provided. April 10 9-3

82. Secondary Literacy Network (4/10 In-Person Option)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Secondary Reading Specialists, Literacy & Instructional Coaches, ELA Teachers, Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Interventionists

Dates: 4/10/2024

Topics include content literacy practices to support reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all classes, and how to support struggling students at the secondary level with evidence-based literacy practices. We will be using the text "Thinking Reading: What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading” to support our work this year.

83. Secondary Literacy Network - (4/10 Virtual Option)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: : Secondary Reading Specialists, Literacy & Instructional Coaches, ELA Teachers, Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Interventionists

Dates: 4/10/2024

Topics include content literacy practices to support reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all classes, and how to support struggling students at the secondary level with evidence-based literacy practices. We will be using the book "Thinking Reading: What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading” which will be used throughout the year, so please purchase this before our first session.

84. *COPY OF CAIU Reading Network - Supporting Diverse Learners (4/11 Virtual Option)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Reading Specialists, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teachers of Reading, Administrators

Dates: 4/11/2024

Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, and any teachers of reading are invited to join us for professional development and networking opportunities over the course of the 2023-2024 school year. The intent of this network is to provide professional growth opportunities to teachers of reading in the areas of assessment, intervention, and instruction for struggling readers. There will be 2 options on each date - an in-person option and a virtual option. Each date will have new content and resources to discuss. This year's focus will be Supporting Diverse Learners. Sessions will be held: 9/28, 12/7, 2/22, 2/23, and 4/11. Each network session requires individual registration. By registering for this session, you are registering for the virtual option on 4/11/24. A Zoom link will be sent a couple of days before the session to the email address used to register.

85. CAIU Reading Network - Supporting Diverse Learners (4/11 In-Person Option)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Reading Specialists, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teachers of Reading, Administrators

Dates: 4/11/2024

Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, and any teachers of reading are invited to join us for professional development and networking opportunities over the course of the 2023-2024 school year. The intent of this network is to provide professional growth opportunities to teachers of reading in the areas of assessment, intervention, and instruction for struggling readers. There will be 2 options on each date - an in-person option and a virtual option. Each date will have new content and resources to discuss. This year's focus will be Supporting Diverse Learners. Sessions will be held: 9/28, 12/7, 2/22, 2/23, and 4/11. Each network session requires individual registration. By registering for this session, you are registering for the in-person option on 4/11/24.

86. CAIU Reading Network - Supporting Diverse Learners (4/11 Virtual Option)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Reading Specialists, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teachers of Reading, Administrators

Dates: 4/11/2024

Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, and any teachers of reading are invited to join us for professional development and networking opportunities over the course of the 2023-2024 school year. The intent of this network is to provide professional growth opportunities to teachers of reading in the areas of assessment, intervention, and instruction for struggling readers. There will be 2 options on each date - an in-person option and a virtual option. Each date will have new content and resources to discuss. This year's focus will be Supporting Diverse Learners. Sessions will be held: 9/28, 12/7, 2/22, 2/23, and 4/11. Each network session requires individual registration. By registering for this session, you are registering for the virtual option on 4/11/24. A Zoom link will be sent a couple of days before the session to the email address used to register.

87. High Impact Strategies (Virtual)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Students who are preparing to student teach

Dates: 4/11/2024

(This course is for students who are preparing to student teach)What types of high impact strategies do effective educators use to engage all learners? Join us for a synchronous virtual professional development opportunity where you will explore current educational topics. Content includes Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), active engagement, addressing learner variability, instructional and assistive technology, and educator effectiveness. This conference style day of professional learning features various forms of presentation modalities, breakout sessions, and collaboration/networking opportunities. Participants will leave with access to a slide deck of high impact engagement strategies that can be applied across contexts and with diverse learning populations.

88. Igniting Inquiry: Phenomena and Innovative Science Strategies

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Science educators K-12, administrators, curriculum leaders

Dates: 4/11/2024

Venture on a dynamic one-day training designed to empower science educators with cutting-edge teaching practices. Dive into the power of phenomena-based learning, where real-world events captivate students' curiosity and drive scientific inquiry. Explore Ambitious Science Teaching strategies to elevate your classroom approach, emphasizing student engagement and critical thinking. Uncover the art of sensemaking in science, equipping you with tools to guide students in constructing deep understandings.

89. Navigating the Future: STEELS Elementary

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Elementary Science teachers, administrators, curriculum leaders

Dates: 4/12/2024

Empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to lead the way in elementary education through our comprehensive training on the new STEELS standards. This workshop is designed for elementary educators seeking to deepen their understanding, unpack the standards, access valuable resources, and collaborate with their teams to seamlessly integrate STEELS into their classrooms.

90. Immersive 3-Dimensional Learning: Phenomena In Action

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Science Educators K-12, administrators, curriculum leaders

Dates: 4/16/2024

Step into the future of education with our immersive training, where educators witness firsthand the power of 3-Dimensional, Phenomena-Based Learning aligned with STEELS standards. This hands-on experience offers a unique opportunity to observe and engage with dynamic teaching methods that seamlessly integrate Science and Technology, Engineering, English Language Arts, and Mathematics.

91. Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network Meeting (April 2024)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Coaches from Instructional Coaching Collaborative member districts

Dates: 4/16/2024

The CAIU Instructional Coaching Mentor works with Instructional Coaching Collaborative members to focus on increasing student engagement and improving student achievement through analysis of student data and the implementation of evidence-based learning strategies. This networking meeting is designed for instructional coaches and/or specialists as a means to communicate, collaborate, and share resources with one another to help strengthen classroom instruction, student achievement, and engagement. Session topics also focus on the practice of coaching. Materials and information that are disseminated during this professional development opportunity will help to build capacity and support for instructional coaches in home schools and districts. Ongoing professional learning for instructional coaches enrolled in the Instructional Coaching Collaborative initiative.

92. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Educational Services

Audience: All educational partners working with youth

Dates: 4/17/2024

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Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. Each participant of the training will walk away with a certificate of completion in the Youth Mental Health First Aid course. The minimum number of participants in a course is five and the maximum number of participants in a course is 30. This is in connection to YMHFA National Council's requirement. You will be notified if the session does not meet the minimum number. Please note you will receive an email a few days before the training, notifying you of required pre-work that must be done before the training date. Pre-work will take about 15 minutes to complete

93. Secondary Principal's Network

Program: Educational Services

Audience: : K-12 Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans of Students, or other building level administrators.

Dates: 4/17/2024

If you are a building level administrator and you are craving the opportunity to network with other principals from other districts while growing and developing professionally, this is the time for you!

94. Elementary Principal's Network

Program: Educational Services

Audience: K-12 Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans of Students, or other building level administrators.

Dates: 4/17/2024

If you are a building-level administrator and you are craving the opportunity to network with other principals from other districts while growing and developing professionally, this is the time for you!

95. Capital Area BCBA Network- April Meeting

Program: BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)

Audience: BCBAs, Behavior Specialists, MTSS Team Members, Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists

Dates: 4/17/2024

The purpose of the Capital Area BCBA Network is to provide a network for BCBAs, Behavioral Specialists, and other job-alike individuals serving school districts in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and Northern York counties to collaborate with each other in an effort to provide high-quality services to the students and staff they serve. 2 BACB CEUs available to attendees.

96. CAPT Mentor Network - Fall 2023 TAP/MAT cohorts

Program: Educational Services

Dates: 4/17/2024

This session is designed for CAPT mentors working with apprentices who began their coursework in the Fall 2023 semester. Mentor Network meetings focus on developing a mentor's skill in identifying and reducing barriers to their apprentice's success in the CAPT program, planning for upcoming course or classroom placement needs, and sharing ideas and information among mentoring colleagues.

97. CAPT Mentor Network - Spring 2024 TAP/MAT cohorts

Program: Educational Services

Dates: 4/18/2024

This session is designed for CAPT mentors working with apprentices who began their coursework in the Spring 2024 semester. Mentor Network meetings focus on developing a mentor's skill in identifying and reducing barriers to their apprentice's success in the CAPT program, planning for upcoming course or classroom placement needs, and sharing ideas and information among mentoring colleagues.

98. Navigating the Future: STEELS Secondary

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Secondary Science teachers, administrators, curriculum leaders

Dates: 4/19/2024

Empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to lead the way in secondary education through our comprehensive training on the new STEELS standards. This workshop is designed for middle and high school educators seeking to deepen their understanding, unpack the standards, access valuable resources, and collaborate with their teams to seamlessly integrate STEELS into their classrooms.

99. Classroom Management Training for Classroom Monitors - Act 33 of 2023

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Anyone who is interested in becoming a certified Classroom Monitor, is the minimum age of twenty-five (25) years old, and has completed at least sixty (60) semester hours or the equivalent of courses at a regionally accredited college or university located in Pennsylvania (official transcripts) OR has a least 3 of years experience as a paraprofessional in a school entity and is currently employed as a para in a school entity. Participants must also meet requirements for background clearances.

Dates: 5/1/2024 to 5/31/2024

The CAIU has designed a 6.5-hour asynchronous course that will introduce and reinforce standard teaching practices for non-traditional education professionals looking to gain credentials as a Classroom Monitor under PA Act 33 of 2023. Participants can join a cohort at the start of each month, with up to four weeks to complete the course, so please disregard the times noted. New cohorts will occur at the beginning of each month. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate of completion and then apply in TIMS for official certification. Participants will receive guidance and instruction on various aspects of classroom management, which will include:








• Establishing Respect & Rapport: Communication, Connection, & Behavior Basics








• Establishing a Culture for Learning: Engagement & PBIS concepts








• Managing Classroom Procedures: Routines, Transitions, & Management Strategies








• Managing Student Behavior: Rules, Expectations, De-escalation Techniques

100. Instructional Coaching Collaborative Network Meeting (May 2024)

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Coaches from Instructional Coaching Collaborative member districts

Dates: 5/9/2024

The CAIU Instructional Coaching Mentor works with Instructional Coaching Collaborative members to focus on increasing student engagement and improving student achievement through analysis of student data and the implementation of evidence-based learning strategies. This networking meeting is designed for instructional coaches and/or specialists as a means to communicate, collaborate, and share resources with one another to help strengthen classroom instruction, student achievement, and engagement. Session topics also focus on the practice of coaching. Materials and information that are disseminated during this professional development opportunity will help to build capacity and support for instructional coaches in home schools and districts. Ongoing professional learning for instructional coaches enrolled in the Instructional Coaching Collaborative initiative.

101. Beyond the Surface: Crafting Engaging 3D Science Lessons

Program: Educational Services

Audience: Science educators K-12

Dates: 5/10/2024

Embark on a dynamic training that empowers educators to transcend traditional teaching boundaries. In this workshop, we'll guide you through the transformation of ordinary 2D science lessons into immersive 3D experiences, providing resources, and injecting depth and excitement into your classroom.