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1. Comprehensive Mental Health for School Leaders in Action

Program: PIL

Audience: Administration

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 25, 2022)

This course is the "Sequel" to Comprehensive Mental Health for School Leaders in Action

2. Technology and Engineering Book Study

Program: STEM

Audience: educators, administrators, curriculum coordinators, IU personnel

Dates: 9/14/2022 to 1/11/2023

Join us this fall as we complete a Virtual Book Study of the Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy. Participants will read the book and have 5 synchronous virtual discussions over the course of September 2022 to January 2023. Learn about the role of technology and engineering in STEM education, an integral part of PAs New Standards! Educator stipends and Act 48 hours available (NOTE: must meet eligibility requirements to receive stipend and/or hours) The book is free to download. https://www.iteea.org/File.aspx?id=177416&v=90d1fc43 Meeting Reading Schedule PLEASE CROSS-REGISTER WITH ZOOM: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucO6upjgoHtDfr8-V7TIvWgfEBfjIj2_b We will discuss the following chapters via Zoom on these dates: September 14 - Chapter 1- 7:30-8:30pm EST October 19 - Chapter 2 - 7:30-8:30pm EST November 16 - Chapter 3 - 7:30-8:30pm EST December 14 - Chapter 4 - 7:30-8:30pm EST January 11 - Chapter 5 - 7:30-8:30pm EST NOTE: All discussions are via Zoom 7:30-8:30pm EST.

3. OF - Jr./Sr. High School 20-minute Monthly Faculty Meetings - 2022-2023

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge School District Jr./Sr. High School Staff

Dates: 9/21/2022

For Old Forge School District personnel only. Hours will be issued at end of school year.

4. OF - 30-Minute Monthly Elementary Faculty Meetings (2022-2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Elementary School Staff

Dates: 9/30/2022

For Old Forge School District personnel only. Dates: 9/30/22 - 10/28/22 - 11/19/22 - 12/17/22 1/27/23 - 2/24/23 - 3/31/23 - 4/28/23 - 5/26/23

5. Bringing Mindfulness to your Classroom

Program: Community Services

Audience: All School Personel

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 12/2/2022

The CALM of NEPA program is adapted from the Mindfulness-Based Stress reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Mindfulness in education represents the embodiment of social and emotional learning. Paying attention, being calm, and responding instead of reacting to stimuli are actual skills you can teach in the classroom. Through mindfulness practice and discussion, teachers will learn the science of how the brain works and how to use simple and accessible tools to:
• Reduce stress
• Support emotional regulation and resilience
• Improve focus and concentration through the cultivation of present moment attention
• Develop the ability to respond thoughtfully, rather than react, and to make suitable choices, which do no harm to one's self or others.
• Encourage empathy, compassion and sense of community
• Provide skills for life Over the course of this 3-part series, participants will have the opportunity to:
• Participate in a balance of didactic content and experiential learning
• Experience key mindfulness practices and assess the effects of mindfulness on their mind and body
• Describe the three axioms of mindfulness and understand the neurobiology of practice
• Utilize mindfulness practices to increase presence and empathy to counteract stress, anxiety, fear and compassion
• Apply simple mindfulness practices into the classroom
• Learn ways to address anxiety and fear of our students
• Work in groups or dyads to script and guide a meditation to be used in the classroom
• Discuss classroom challenges and surprises

6. Act 13 and Beyond: Educators Driving Instructional Excellence

Program: PIL

Audience: new assistant/vice principals and principals

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 1, 2022)

Satisfies ACT 13 requirement for new assistant/vice principals and principals

7. Act 13 and Beyond: Educators Driving Instructional Excellence

Program: PIL

Audience: new assistant/vice principals and principals

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 8, 2022)

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Satisfies ACT 13 requirement for new assistant/vice principals and principals

8. The Neuropsychology of Stress and Trauma: Dr. Steven Feifer- December 1, 2022

Program: Community Services

Audience: Administrators, Educators of all levels, school psychologists, school counselors, PBIS teams, behavior specialists, SAP team members, SROs, mental health consortium members

Dates: 12/1/2022

This presentation will explore the neural underpinnings of stress, trauma, and emotional dysfunction in children and its impact upon learning. Environmental deprivation, poverty, childhood abuse, witnessing violence, and pandemics can impact both cognitive and social-emotional development in children. There will be a discussion on five steps that schools can take to become more "trauma-informed”. Targeted assessment strategies, specific classroom accommodations, and school-based interventions will be presented to assist students in their return to school from the recent pandemic. Schools can enhance emotional wellness through early prevention efforts, appropriate assessment and screening techniques, and an improved school climate to foster emotional growth for all children.

9. Innovamat Professional Development Hands-on Workshop- An Orientation to Innovamat (December 8, 2022)

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: Curriculum Coordinators, Math leads, Math teachers, intervention specialists

Dates: 12/8/2022

Starting Today
Join us as we welcome Innovamat. Innovamat is a K-8 curriculum that provides students with the skills needed in the 21st century by promoting meaningful learning and critical thinking. Innovamat will be offering participants an opportunity to experience math teaching based on the Science of Math. Participants will engage in hands on/minds-on elementary math problem solving skills, while learning about the Innovamat philosophy and curriculum. Additional professional development sessions will be offered following the orientation session from Innovamat.

10. OF - Act 80 PD (12/8/2022)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Elementary School Staff

Dates: 12/8/2022

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For Old Forge School District personnel only.

11. NEPA Safe Schools Network: How to develop a Model Trauma Informed Plan: December 9, 2022

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: Superintendents, NEIU Mental Health Consortium representatives, NEIU Safe Schools Network Members, SROs/SPOs/SSGs, School Administrators, School Counselors and School Nurses

Dates: 12/9/2022

Starting Soon
Our Network will provide guidance on how to develop a model trauma-informed plan within a school/district. Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) School Safety and Security Committee outlined the development of a trauma informed approach plan as a Tier 1 requirement within the Behavioral Health and School Climate Survey. Many districts are now looking for support to meet this component. We will be utilizing the PCCD four-phase framework for planning, implementing, and sustaining a trauma-informed school. As a group we will unpack each of the four phases and outline a roadmap for the development of a district plan. Below are the 4 phases of implementation which may be tailored to fit each district's specific goals and needs. Phase 1- Prepare to Adopt a Trauma-Informed Approach Phase 2- Envision Your Trauma-Informed School Phase 3- Align Trauma-Informed Approach with Other Evidence-Based Approaches Phase 4- Sustain Trauma-Informed Approach A multi-tiered system of support will be examined while learning about the components needed to develop a model trauma informed plan. Attendees will identify current school policies related to the development of their plan. This workshop will be facilitated by Michael Motsko, NEIU Safe Schools Coordinator and Erin Pencek, NEIU Program Specialist for Social and Emotional Wellness.

12. CharacterStrong Implementers Workshop- Scranton School District- December 12, 2022

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: Scranton School District Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/12/2022

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Members of the Scranton School District are invited to attend the CharacterStrong Implementers Workshop.

13. SSD - Art Curriculum (12/13/2022)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Art Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2022

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For Scranton School District personnel only.

14. NEIU Title III Consortium Meeting- ZOOM Session- Mastery Education Publishing Company

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: ESL Teachers and Coordinators

Dates: 12/13/2022

NewStarting Soon
Mastery Education focuses on supplemental instructional and practice materials that are standards-based and customized for specific markets. In this session with Emily Holdsworth, we will dive into Mastery Education's newest programs; Measuring Up for English Language Learners and Measuring Up Getting Ready for ELLs 2.0 Success. Both programs are developed to assist students in acquiring English and focus on reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Written for students in 1st through 12th grade, use our Measuring Up programs to prepare your students for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 with instructional practice that addresses all WIDA English Language Proficiency standards.

15. Dec 14 Immerse Yourself in 3D Teaching and Learning

Program: STEM

Audience: teachers, administrators, curriculum coordinators, superintendents, academic coaches, STEM coordinators

Dates: 12/14/2022

Starting Soon
Immerse yourself in 3 Dimensional Teaching and Learning with the Everest Experience! Join us as we experience the power of the new PA STEELS Standards. Participants will take a deep dive into the new PA STEELS Standards by immersing themselves in the Everest Experience, a 3D Phenomena Driven Learning Resource. Open to K-12 educators, administrators, academic coaches, STEM coordinators and curriculum coordinators, this day will give participants a clear idea of how approaches to teaching and learning science is changing, as well as develop an appreciation for the improvements it will bring to the classroom. Lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop and/or tablet to access online resources.

16. Dec 15 Immerse Yourself in 3D Teaching and Learning

Program: STEM

Audience: teachers, administrators, curriculum coordinators, superintendents, academic coaches, STEM coordinators

Dates: 12/15/2022

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Immerse yourself in 3 Dimensional Teaching and Learning with the Everest Experience! Join us as we experience the power of the new PA STEELS Standards. Participants will take a deep dive into the new PA STEELS Standards by immersing themselves in the Everest Experience, a 3D Phenomena Driven Learning Resource. Open to K-12 educators, administrators, academic coaches, STEM coordinators and curriculum coordinators, this day will give participants a clear idea of how approaches to teaching and learning science is changing, as well as develop an appreciation for the improvements it will bring to the classroom. Lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop and/or tablet to access online resources.

17. OF - Jr./Sr. High School 1-Hour Monthly Faculty Meeting (12/15/2022)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Jr./Sr. High School Staff

Dates: 12/15/2022

For Old Forge School District personnel only.

18. NEIU Mental Health Consortium- December 19, 2022 (8:30 AM to 11:00 AM)

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: School representatives designated to attend the NEIU Mental Health Consortium

Dates: 12/19/2022

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This consortium was formed out of a collective need to address the mental health concerns with our staff and students. The overwhelming need is being seen in every district and is being heard on all levels. It is our hope to open new lines of open and honest communication so that the needs of ALL stakeholders can be heard, acknowledges and addressed. Many of the conversations that we will have are long overdue and the issues that we will uncover are admittedly difficult to surmount. Please persevere with us to batting some measurable success for the betterment of the existence of our students, staff and communities.

19. REIMAGINE the EDUCATIONAL LEADERS FORUM luncheon on Monday, December 19, 2022

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: Educational Leaders

Dates: 12/19/2022

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Join us on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12:30 PM to collaborate with the NEIU Professional Development team members to "REIMAGINE the EDUCATIONAL LEADERS FORUM”. All Educational Leaders are invited for a holiday luncheon to discuss potential options for how we communicate updates and information from our departments. Your input is valuable to us. ALL Educational Leaders are invited to come to the NEIU Administration Building to engage in a conversation about how our departments can best support your needs. To register for the luncheon, kindly click this quick link. We hope you choose to join us in-person at the "REIMAGINE the EDUCATIONAL LEADERS FORUM” luncheon on Monday, December 19 beginning at 12:30 PM. We look forward to your feedback and input. NOTE: In lieu of hosting a meeting this month, we will provide notes and updates via email. Come collaborate with us!

20. EI Inservice (12/20/2022)

Program: Early Intervention

Audience: NEIU 19 Early Intervention

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 20, 2022)

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EI Inservice

21. SSD - Safety Committee Meeting (12/20/2022)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Safety Committee

Dates: 12/20/2022

For Scranton School District personnel only.

22. SSD - Industrial Arts / Tech Ed Curriculum (12/21/2022)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Industrial Arts / Tech Ed Teachers

Dates: 12/21/2022

For Scranton School District personnel only.

23. A Closer Look at Text Dependent Analysis

Program: CPE

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/12/2023

This course is designed to provide teachers with a deeper understanding of how best to support students as they approach the task of responding to text-dependent analysis prompts which appear on the PSSA in Grades 4 through 8. The PA Cores Standards identify text-dependent analysis as the ability to "draw on evidence from literary or information texts to support analysis, reflection, and research" (CC.1.4.5). Current resources from PDE, developed in partnership with the Center for Assessment, will be explored. ed.

24. Autism: From the Beginning

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/12/2023

Autism: From the Beginning is a course designed to investigate current theories, models, philosophies, laws and litigation associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This course will discuss the characteristics of students with Autism and their effects on an individual's life from onset to adulthood. This three credit online course is designed for Early Intervention teachers and specialists, Teachers K-12, and Special Education Teachers. Over the span of 7 weeks, particpants will explore ideas and questions related to the diagnosis of Autism and the impact it has on student's education and transition to adulthood. This course will highlight major models, theories and philosophies that have formed the basis for thinking associated with the Autism Spectrum. State laws will be reviewed to enhance a greater understanding of assessment, educational placement, behavior management and educational programming. Characteristics will be defined and discussed through typical and atypical human development models as it relates to Autism. Discussions of research-based programming related to diagnosis and identification of students with Autism will lead to improved educational environments for these students

25. Bullying in School - Next Steps

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/12/2023

This three-credit on-line course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Over the span of 7 sessions, participants will further their exploration and questions related to bullying in school as well as how to provide appropriate assistance and interventions that extend from the classroom to school-wide, parent and community components. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' further understanding of bullying issues in our schools as well as implementation strategies and results based on the knowledge gained from the pre-requisite course, Bullying in School - What Now?, Participants will be required to read the book Weakfish: Bullying through the Eyes of a Child by Michael Dorn. ISBN - 13: 978-0-9741240-8-7. ISBN-10: 0-9741240-8-7

26. Project Based Learning: Instructional Strategies to Support Student Learning

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/12/2023

This 3-credit online graduate level CPE course is designed to deepen teacher pedagogical knowledge through content applications and cross-curricular understanding. The course will address these ideas through pedagogical understanding of authentic instructional strategies through the provision of real-world experiences to apply standards-based content and student interpersonal skills, as well as 21st century learning and innovation skills. The course will allow participants to utilize their informal knowledge of issues, challenges, problems, and careers to develop project-based content and strategies. In this course, participants will become familiar with the principles of Project Based Learning (PBL) and instructional strategies for implementing PBL projects in their classrooms. Throughout this six-week course, exemplary projects utilizing an instructional framework will be analyzed, critiqued, and evaluated for applicability to participants' classroom needs. Participants will gain hands-on experience developing and implementing collaborative, inquiry-based projects that support their curricular goals. Participants will learn to blend PBL and standards-based design strategies to create curriculum units that enhance student learning. Instructional strategies utilized in this course will promote active modeling experiences and will provide an integrated approach to content understanding and pedagogical applications. Participants will reflect on teaching and learning through cooperative learning experiences and individualized journaling. Teachers will gain practical experience in designing performance task scenarios (GRASP), instructional frameworks, and language tasks, and to maximize standards-based content and 21st century learning and innovation skills. Each participant will leave the online course with a detailed plan for a PBL project.

27. Safe Schools - Next Steps

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 1/2/2023 to 2/12/2023

The Safe Schools-an Overview CPE course is a pre-requisite to the Safe Schools ~ Next Steps Course. This three-credit online course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, school nurses, or other school personnel. Over the span of 7 sessions, participants will explore ideas and questions related to keeping schools safe as well as the critical importance of conducting safety drills. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' understanding of safe schools.

28. Enhancing Existing Mental Health Programming in Schools- January 6, 2023

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: School counselors, school administrators and members of the NEIU Mental Health Consortium

Dates: 1/6/2023

NEIU recognizes that mental health concerns are a pervasive need within our schools. Join us on Friday, January 6, 2023, as we offer a unique professional learning experience entitled: "Enhancing Existing Mental Health Programming in Schools.” School counselors, school administrators and members of the NEIU Mental Health Consortium are invited to participate in this session. Part 1: Collaborating with Community Supports to Enhance Mental Health Programming in Schools Mountain View School District Superintendent, Dr. Michael Elia, along with members of the Mountain View School District Mental Health Team, will lead a discussion about how they enlist community agencies and other supports to build and grow a full continuum of mental health services which best supports students in need. Attendees will learn about programming efforts, staff efforts and how families and students respond to the needs identified within the district. Part 2: Learn how to develop Student-led Mental Health Programming Representatives from the nonprofit organization Aevidum will join us to share information about opportunities to enhance student-led mental health supports in schools. "Aevidum is a non-profit organization that empowers youth to shatter the silence surrounding depression, suicide, and other issues facing teens. The word Aevidum, which means "I've got your back,” was created by students after a classmate died by suicide. Aevidum inspires schools and communities to adopt cultures of care and advocacy, encouraging all members to have their friends' backs. Aevidum exists in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges across the nation.” Opportunities for professional networking and collaboration will be provided.

29. Strategic Tools for Excellent Problem Solving (1: Build Skills)- January 9-10, 2023

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: District leaders (Teams (2-3 people per district/agency) encouraged)

Dates: 1/9/2023 to 1/10/2023

NEIU 19 is pleased to offer member districts the opportunity to learn proven approaches for building decision-making capacity. Thousands of school and district leaders have found TregoED strategies indispensable for navigating complex issues. Join us for a 3-day workshop on January 9-10, 2023 (third date to be determined) at the NEIU Administration Building located at 1200 Line Street, Archbald, PA. We have a unique opportunity to offer this workshop at a greatly reduced price-$85 per participant (to cover cost of instructional materials). Workshop participants will: Develop powerful, data-driven, consensus-based solutions to difficult problems  Handle conflict in proactive, productive ways  Make effective, compelling recommendations  Use a shared approach for better collaboration and communication  Build commitment from diverse stakeholders

30. SSD - Curriculum Council (1/9/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Curriculum Council

Dates: 1/9/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

31. SSD - In-Service - Building Plan Meeting No. 2 (1/13/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: Scranton School District Staff

Dates: 1/13/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

32. Environmental Literacy Virtual Book Study

Program: STEM

Audience: educators, administrators, IU personnel

Dates: 1/18/2023 to 5/17/2023

Join us this spring as we complete a Virtual Book Study of the K-12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence. Participants will read the book and have 5 synchronous virtual discussions over the course of January 2023 to May 2023. Learn about the role Environmental Literacy plays in the newly adopted PA STEEEL Standards! Act 48 hours for educators are available (NOTE: must meet eligibility requirements to receive hours) The book is free to download: https://eepro.naaee.org/eepro/resources/k-12-environmental-education-guidelines Meeting Reading Schedule We will discuss the following chapters via Zoom on these dates: January 18 - Chapter 1- 7:30-8:30pm EST February 22 - Chapter 2 - 7:30-8:30pm EST March 15 - Chapter 3 - 7:30-8:30pm EST April 26 - Chapter 4 - 7:30-8:30pm EST May 17 - Chapter 5 - 7:30-8:30pm EST NOTE: All discussions are via Zoom 7:30-8:30pm EST. Zoom Registration LINK: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtc-iorT0sHtxtwp-FYMywMgr4rUP0Uy6m

33. RISE (RESILIENCE IN SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS) Professional Development Series 2023

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: Educators at all levels

Dates: 1/20/2023 to 2/2/2023

RISE (Resilience in School Environments) is an experiential program designed to provide teachers with a comprehensive understanding of Mindfulness and Yoga. This 3-part professional development series will provide educators with a multitude of opportunities to learn and experience a variety of mindfulness and yoga practices. This learning will enhance the health and well-being of the adults by providing self-care strategies to be used daily in their educational practice. The purpose of the program is to provide the following information:
• What is Mindfulness and Yoga?
• Why is Mindfulness and Yoga important?
• What does the research tell us about Mindfulness and Yoga?
• What are some school-wide goals for implementing Mindfulness and Yoga practices with students?
• How do we practice self-compassion so that we can teach it to our students?
• What self-care steps should teachers, administrators and staff take to improve their own self-care? Participants will be exposed to meditation and yoga movements. Participants should dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or large beach towel, if possible. Day 1- January 20, 2023 (8:30 AM to 3:00 PM)
• Research-based Overview of Yoga & Mindfulness
• Move: Engage Your Body, Engage Your Mind
• Mindful Meditation: Support through Awareness and Engagement Day 2- January 26, 2023 (8:30 AM to 3:00 PM)
• Connect: Understanding Yourself through an assessment of your daily routine
• Move: Engage Your Body, Engage Your Mind
• Breathe: Self-Regulation and Emotional Balance Day 3- February 2, 2023 (8:30 AM to 3:00 PM)
• Yoga & Mindfulness Tips and Tricks for Yourself and Your Classroom
• Focus: Navigate Distraction and Strengthen Attention
• Relax: Reduce Overstimulation and Rest the Body and Mind

34. OF - Monthly 1-Hr. Faculty Meeting (1/23/2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Elementary School Staff

Dates: 1/23/2023

For Old Forge School District personnel only

35. Restorative Practices Workshop- January 24 and 25, 2023

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, SAP Teams, SROs, School Counselors, PBIS Teams, Child Study Team members, etc.

Dates: 1/24/2023 to 1/25/2023

Workshop Description This workshop will provide participants an introduction to the emerging social science of Restorative Practices and its application within a classroom environment. Restorative Practices seeks to build community while responding to challenging behavior and repairing harm through affective dialogue. The continuum of practices and practical strategies provide educators with the necessary tools to build safer and positive relationships with their students. Participants completing seminar/course will finish with a Certificate in Basic Restorative Practices. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Explore the core principles, philosophy, theories, practices, models and skills of restorative practices. 2. Implement a range of strategies that establish accountability and support among students. 3. Prepare and facilitate a variety of proactive and responsive circles within a classroom environment to build community and relationships.

36. SSD - Safety Committee Meeting (1/24/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Safety Committee

Dates: 1/24/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

37. OF - Jr./Sr. High School 1-Hour Monthly Faculty Meeting (1/26/2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Jr./Sr. High School Staff

Dates: 1/26/2023

For Old Forge School District personnel only.

38. SSD - In-Service Committee Meeting (1/26/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators

Dates: 1/26/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

39. Enhancing Reading Instruction: The Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR)- January 30, 2023

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: Reading Specialists, Spec. Ed. Teachers, Title 1 teachers, Interventionists, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 1/30/2023

We are excited to offer an opportunity to discover the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR). The FAR is a comprehensive assessment tool designed to identify the underlying cognitive and linguistic processes that support proficient reading skills. Understanding how young children learn and acquire basic reading skills from a brain-based educational perspective provides the foundation for determining appropriate interventions. This workshop will provide an overview of the FAR assessment by exploring the basic components of administration, scoring, and alignment of the assessment findings to appropriate interventions.

40. NEIU Literacy Network- January 31, 2023

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: READING SPECIALISTS, TITLE 1 TEACHERS, INTERVENTIONISTS. CURRICULUM COORDINATORS, ADMINISTRATORS, GRADE LEVEL LEADERS, CHILD STUDY COORDINATORS, ELA DEPARTMENT CHAIRS, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

Dates: 1/31/2023

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Goals of the NEIU Literacy Network: Offer problem solving opportunities and reflect on literacy systems to advocate literacy for ALL. Support literacy practices to foster learning across content areas. Provide opportunities for new learning to promote student achievement. Collaborate and bridge best practices in literacy instruction.

41. SSD - In-Service - Professional Day No. 3 (PDD -3) (2/17/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: Scranton School District Staff

Dates: 2/17/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

42. A Closer Look at Text Dependent Analysis

Program: CPE

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 2/20/2023 to 4/2/2023

This course is designed to provide teachers with a deeper understanding of how best to support students as they approach the task of responding to text-dependent analysis prompts which appear on the PSSA in Grades 4 through 8. The PA Cores Standards identify text-dependent analysis as the ability to "draw on evidence from literary or information texts to support analysis, reflection, and research" (CC.1.4.5). Current resources from PDE, developed in partnership with the Center for Assessment, will be explored. ed.

43. Autism: A Behavioral Approach in and Beyond the Special Education Classroom

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/20/2023 to 4/2/2023

Autism: A Behavioral Approach In and Beyond the Special Education Classroom: is a course designed to investigate the basic principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and elements of empiricism in education settings. Basic principles include reinforcement, stimulus control, punishment, prompting, fading, generalization, and maintenance. Special emphasis will be given to the application of ABA principles to classroom settings. A historical perspective will be outlined concerning the application of ABA to individuals with autism as well as the use of ethics in treatment and education. Empirically-based interventions for persons with autism will be covered including discrete trial, analysis of verbal behavior, and direct instruction. Finally, issues affecting persons with autism and their families will be addressed including functional analysis and positive behavior support plan.

44. Bullying in School - What Now?

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/20/2023 to 4/2/2023

Nadine Homentosky
This is a prerequisite to Bullying in School - Next Steps This course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Over the span of 8 sessions, participants will explore ideas and questions related to bullying in school. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' understanding of bullying issues in our schools. Please include the email address you wish to use with this online class. All assignments must be completed by the dates indicated within the course outline.

45. Internet Safety in the Digital Era

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/20/2023 to 4/2/2023

In this course for school leaders, teachers, and administrators, participants will explore specific strategies for creating a safe environment for students when they access the Internet. They will learn essential information about the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), including compliance requirements for schools and districts. Participants will also become familiar with the ways that Web 2.0 technologies, which allow for more collaboration and social networking than was previously possible through the Internet, are changing the way that students and teachers interact online. Special attention will be paid to the safety and health issues that these technologies present, such as cyberbullying. Finally, participants will learn how to make sure that school and district Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) address these challenges while teaching students how to act as responsible "digital citizens,” helping them to explore Web 2.0 tools safely for educational purposes. Goals and Products During this course, participants will learn skills and strategies to:
• Refine their understanding of specific options, technological or otherwise, for protecting children when they access the Internet over a school-based or statewide educational network;
• Understand current federal policy regarding how schools protect their students when they go online;
• Consider approaches for advancing digital citizenship of teachers and students and promoting the practice of online safety;
• Address instances of cyber-bullying in the classroom and online; and
• Make sure that current AUPs are up to date and address collaborative and social networking tools.

46. Positive Behavior Support for Students with Autism

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/20/2023 to 4/2/2023

Positive Behavior Support for Students with Autism is a course designed to integrate research-based behavioral strategies and a Positive Behavior Support framework to assist students with Autism in inclusive settings. This three credit online course is designed for Teachers K-12, and Special Education Teachers. Over the span of 7 weeks, participants will explore ideas and questions related to the Response to Intervention Model and School-wide Positive Behavior Support and the relationship between these principles and the inclusive environment in which students with Autism participate. They will better understand the critical aspects of how the law including NCLB and IDEA influences the basic foundations of establishing a classroom framework that enhances the strengths of all students. The participants will be able to create a learning environment using researched based positive behavioral interventions which will foster positive, inclusive, learning settings emphasizing cognitive, behavior, language, physical, and social domains.

47. Project Based Learning: Assessing Authentic Learning Experiences

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/20/2023 to 4/2/2023

Nadine Homentosky
Instructional strategies utilized in this course will promote active modeling experiences and will provide an integrated approach to content understanding and pedagogical applications. Participants will reflect on teaching and learning through cooperative learning experiences and individualized journaling. Teachers will gain practical experience in designing performance assessment products, performance task scenarios (GRASP), language tasks, and analytical rubrics to measure standards-based content and 21st century learning and innovation skills. Each participant will leave the online course with a detailed plan for a PBL project.

48. Safe Schools - An Overview

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/20/2023 to 4/2/2023

This is a prerequisite to Safe Schools-Next Steps This three-credit online course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Over the span of 5 sessions, participants will explore ideas and questions related to keeping schools safe. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' understanding of safe schools.

49. Bill Atwood: How Did You Get That? Improving Open Response Answers in Math

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: Grades 2-8 Math Teachers, Math Interventionists, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, Math Department Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/22/2023

New
Data from test scores suggest that some students know more than they show in their open response answers. For other students, open response questions can reveal a lack of deep understanding - an inability to go further up Bloom's taxonomy of thinking. This workshop focuses on helping students develop comprehensive and thorough answers to open response questions in mathematics. Participants will learn techniques to get every student involved in thinking and taking responsibility for math learning. There will be a special emphasis on designing quick assessments, drawing out and building background knowledge, teaching reading strategies to attack the questions, and creating focused criteria to produce clear, precise, and accurate open response answers. In addition, teachers will learn ways to review and preview material that help with pacing and ideas to build both number and vocabulary fluency. Participants will come away with fast-paced, practical classroom strategies they can use right away.

50. OF - Jr./Sr. High School 1-Hour Monthly Faculty Meeting (2/23/2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Jr./Sr. High School Staff

Dates: 2/23/2023

For Old Forge School District personnel only.

51. Teaching Preschool Children with Challenging Behaviors (02/23/2023)

Program: Early Intervention

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 23, 2023)

New
Teaching Preschool Children with Challenging Behavior Seminar

52. OF - Monthly 1-Hr. Faculty Meeting (2/27/2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Elementary School Staff

Dates: 2/27/2023

For Old Forge School District personnel only.

53. SSD - Safety Committee Meeting (2/28/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Safety Committee

Dates: 2/28/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

54. Enhancing Math Instruction: The Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM)

Program: Training Consultation and Professional Development

Audience: Math Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Title 1 teachers, Interventionists, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 3/3/2023

We are excited to offer an opportunity to discover the Feifer Assessment of Math (FAM). The FAM is a comprehensive assessment tool designed to examine the underlying neurodevelopmental processes that support the acquisition of proficient math skills. It is unique in that it helps to identify specific subtypes of dyscalculia. Understanding how young children learn and acquire basic mathematics skills from a brain-based educational perspective provides the foundation for determining appropriate interventions. This workshop will provide an overview of the FAM assessment by exploring the basic components of administration, scoring, and alignment of the assessment findings to appropriate interventions.

55. SSD - In-Service - Building Plan Meeting No. 3 (3/10/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: Scranton School District Staff

Dates: 3/10/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

56. SSD - Curriculum Council (3/13/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Curriculum Council

Dates: 3/13/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

57. Transition Council Forum (3/23/2023)

Program: Special Education

Audience: Transition Coordinators, District Administrators, Transition Agency Representatives

Dates: 3/23/2023

Transition Council Forum is designed to give our districts and local agencies the opportunity to collaborate on secondary transition. We will review statewide resources for secondary transition in addition to networking opportunities.

58. SSD - In-Service Committee Meeting (3/23/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators

Dates: 3/23/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

59. Teaching Preschool Children with Challenging Behaviors (03/23/2023)

Program: Early Intervention

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 23, 2023)

New
Teaching Preschool Children with Challenging Behaviors

60. OF - Monthly 1-Hr. Faculty Meeting (3/27/2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Elementary School Staff

Dates: 3/27/2023

For Old Forge School District personnel only.

61. SSD - Safety Committee Meeting (3/28/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Safety Committee

Dates: 3/28/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

62. OF - Jr./Sr. High School 1-Hour Monthly Faculty Meeting (3/30/2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Jr./Sr. High School Staff

Dates: 3/30/2023

For Old Forge School District personnel only.

63. A Closer Look at Text Dependent Analysis

Program: CPE

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 4/10/2023 to 5/21/2023

This course is designed to provide teachers with a deeper understanding of how best to support students as they approach the task of responding to text-dependent analysis prompts which appear on the PSSA in Grades 4 through 8. The PA Cores Standards identify text-dependent analysis as the ability to "draw on evidence from literary or information texts to support analysis, reflection, and research" (CC.1.4.5). Current resources from PDE, developed in partnership with the Center for Assessment, will be explored. ed.

64. Autism: A Behavioral Approach in and Beyond the Special Education Classroom

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/10/2023 to 5/21/2023

Autism: A Behavioral Approach In and Beyond the Special Education Classroom: is a course designed to investigate the basic principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and elements of empiricism in education settings. Basic principles include reinforcement, stimulus control, punishment, prompting, fading, generalization, and maintenance. Special emphasis will be given to the application of ABA principles to classroom settings. A historical perspective will be outlined concerning the application of ABA to individuals with autism as well as the use of ethics in treatment and education. Empirically-based interventions for persons with autism will be covered including discrete trial, analysis of verbal behavior, and direct instruction. Finally, issues affecting persons with autism and their families will be addressed including functional analysis and positive behavior support plan.

65. Bullying in School - Next Steps

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/10/2023 to 5/21/2023

This three-credit on-line course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Over the span of 7 sessions, participants will further their exploration and questions related to bullying in school as well as how to provide appropriate assistance and interventions that extend from the classroom to school-wide, parent and community components. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' further understanding of bullying issues in our schools as well as implementation strategies and results based on the knowledge gained from the pre-requisite course, Bullying in School - What Now?, Participants will be required to read the book Weakfish: Bullying through the Eyes of a Child by Michael Dorn. ISBN - 13: 978-0-9741240-8-7. ISBN-10: 0-9741240-8-7

66. Internet Safety in the Digital Era

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/10/2023 to 5/21/2023

In this course for school leaders, teachers, and administrators, participants will explore specific strategies for creating a safe environment for students when they access the Internet. They will learn essential information about the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), including compliance requirements for schools and districts. Participants will also become familiar with the ways that Web 2.0 technologies, which allow for more collaboration and social networking than was previously possible through the Internet, are changing the way that students and teachers interact online. Special attention will be paid to the safety and health issues that these technologies present, such as cyberbullying. Finally, participants will learn how to make sure that school and district Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) address these challenges while teaching students how to act as responsible "digital citizens,” helping them to explore Web 2.0 tools safely for educational purposes. Goals and Products During this course, participants will learn skills and strategies to: Refine their understanding of specific options, technological or otherwise, for protecting children when they access the Internet over a school-based or statewide educational network;
• Understand current federal policy regarding how schools protect their students when they go online;
• Consider approaches for advancing digital citizenship of teachers and students and promoting the practice of online safety;
• Address instances of cyber-bullying in the classroom and online; and
• Make sure that current AUPs are up to date and address collaborative and social networking tools.

67. Project Based Learning: Creating Authentic Learning Experiences

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/10/2023 to 5/21/2023

In this course, participants will become familiar with the principles of Project Based Learning (PBL) and strategies for implementing PBL projects in their classrooms. Throughout this six-week course, exemplary projects will be analyzed, critiqued, and evaluated for applicability to participants' classroom needs. Participants will gain hands-on experience developing collaborative, inquiry-based projects that support their curricular goals. Participants will learn to blend PBL and standards-based design strategies to create curriculum units that enhance student learning.

68. Safe Schools - Next Steps

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/10/2023 to 5/21/2023

The Safe Schools-an Overview CPE course is a pre-requisite to the Safe Schools ~ Next Steps Course. This three-credit online course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, school nurses, or other school personnel. Over the span of 7 sessions, participants will explore ideas and questions related to keeping schools safe as well as the critical importance of conducting safety drills. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' understanding of safe schools.

69. SSD - In-Service - PSSA Building Plan (4/14/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: Scranton School District Staff (Grades K-8 only)

Dates: 4/14/2023

For Scranton School District personnel (Grades K-8 only) only.

70. OF - Monthly 1-Hr. Faculty Meeting (4/24/2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Elementary School Staff

Dates: 4/24/2023

For Old Forge School District personnel only.

71. SSD - Safety Committee Meeting (4/25/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Safety Committee

Dates: 4/25/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

72. OF - Jr./Sr. High School 1-Hour Monthly Faculty Meeting (4/27/2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Jr./Sr. High School Staff

Dates: 4/27/2023

For Old Forge School District personnel only.

73. SSD - In-Service Committee Meeting (4/27/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators

Dates: 4/27/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

74. SSD - In-Service - Keystone Exam Building Plan (5/5/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: Scranton School District Staff (Grades 9-12)

Dates: 5/5/2023

For Scranton School District personnel (Grades 9-12) only.

75. SSD - Curriculum Council (5/8/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Curriculum Council

Dates: 5/8/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

76. SSD - In-Service - Professional Day No. 4 (PDD-4) (5/16/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: Scranton School District Staff

Dates: 5/16/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

77. SSD - In-Service - Building Plan Meeting No. 4 (5/19/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: Scranton School District Staff

Dates: 5/19/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

78. SSD - Safety Committee Meeting (5/23/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Safety Committee

Dates: 5/23/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

79. OF - Jr./Sr. High School 1-Hour Monthly Faculty Meeting (5/26/2023)

Program: Inservice for OLD FORGE School District

Audience: Old Forge Jr./Sr. High School Staff

Dates: 5/26/2023

For Old Forge School District personnel only.

80. Autism: From the Beginning

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/30/2023 to 7/9/2023

Autism: From the Beginning is a course designed to investigate current theories, models, philosophies, laws and litigation associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This course will discuss the characteristics of students with Autism and their effects on an individual's life from onset to adulthood. This three credit online course is designed for Early Intervention teachers and specialists, Teachers K-12, and Special Education Teachers. Over the span of 7 weeks, particpants will explore ideas and questions related to the diagnosis of Autism and the impact it has on student's education and transition to adulthood. This course will highlight major models, theories and philosophies that have formed the basis for thinking associated with the Autism Spectrum. State laws will be reviewed to enhance a greater understanding of assessment, educational placement, behavior management and educational programming. Characteristics will be defined and discussed through typical and atypical human development models as it relates to Autism. Discussions of research-based programming related to diagnosis and identification of students with Autism will lead to improved educational environments for these students

81. Bullying in School - What Now?

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/30/2023 to 7/9/2023

Nadine Homentosky
This is a prerequisite to Bullying in School - Next Steps This course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Over the span of 8 sessions, participants will explore ideas and questions related to bullying in school. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' understanding of bullying issues in our schools. Please include the email address you wish to use with this online class. All assignments must be completed by the dates indicated within the course outline.

82. Internet Safety in the Digital Era

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/30/2023 to 7/9/2023

In this course for school leaders, teachers, and administrators, participants will explore specific strategies for creating a safe environment for students when they access the Internet. They will learn essential information about the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), including compliance requirements for schools and districts. Participants will also become familiar with the ways that Web 2.0 technologies, which allow for more collaboration and social networking than was previously possible through the Internet, are changing the way that students and teachers interact online. Special attention will be paid to the safety and health issues that these technologies present, such as cyberbullying. Finally, participants will learn how to make sure that school and district Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) address these challenges while teaching students how to act as responsible "digital citizens,” helping them to explore Web 2.0 tools safely for educational purposes. Goals and Products During this course, participants will learn skills and strategies to: Refine their understanding of specific options, technological or otherwise, for protecting children when they access the Internet over a school-based or statewide educational network;
• Understand current federal policy regarding how schools protect their students when they go online;
• Consider approaches for advancing digital citizenship of teachers and students and promoting the practice of online safety;
• Address instances of cyber-bullying in the classroom and online; and
• Make sure that current AUPs are up to date and address collaborative and social networking tools.

83. Project Based Learning: Instructional Strategies to Support Student Learning

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/30/2023 to 7/9/2023

This 3-credit online graduate level CPE course is designed to deepen teacher pedagogical knowledge through content applications and cross-curricular understanding. The course will address these ideas through pedagogical understanding of authentic instructional strategies through the provision of real-world experiences to apply standards-based content and student interpersonal skills, as well as 21st century learning and innovation skills. The course will allow participants to utilize their informal knowledge of issues, challenges, problems, and careers to develop project-based content and strategies. In this course, participants will become familiar with the principles of Project Based Learning (PBL) and instructional strategies for implementing PBL projects in their classrooms. Throughout this six-week course, exemplary projects utilizing an instructional framework will be analyzed, critiqued, and evaluated for applicability to participants' classroom needs. Participants will gain hands-on experience developing and implementing collaborative, inquiry-based projects that support their curricular goals. Participants will learn to blend PBL and standards-based design strategies to create curriculum units that enhance student learning. Instructional strategies utilized in this course will promote active modeling experiences and will provide an integrated approach to content understanding and pedagogical applications. Participants will reflect on teaching and learning through cooperative learning experiences and individualized journaling. Teachers will gain practical experience in designing performance task scenarios (GRASP), instructional frameworks, and language tasks, and to maximize standards-based content and 21st century learning and innovation skills. Each participant will leave the online course with a detailed plan for a PBL project.

84. Safe Schools - An Overview

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/30/2023 to 7/9/2023

This is a prerequisite to Safe Schools-Next Steps This three-credit online course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Over the span of 5 sessions, participants will explore ideas and questions related to keeping schools safe. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' understanding of safe schools.

85. SSD - Safety Committee Meeting (6/27/2023)

Program: Inservice for SCRANTON School District

Audience: SSD Safety Committee

Dates: 6/27/2023

For Scranton School District personnel only.

86. Bullying in School - Next Steps

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/17/2023 to 8/27/2023

This three-credit on-line course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Over the span of 7 sessions, participants will further their exploration and questions related to bullying in school as well as how to provide appropriate assistance and interventions that extend from the classroom to school-wide, parent and community components. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' further understanding of bullying issues in our schools as well as implementation strategies and results based on the knowledge gained from the pre-requisite course, Bullying in School - What Now?, Participants will be required to read the book Weakfish: Bullying through the Eyes of a Child by Michael Dorn. ISBN - 13: 978-0-9741240-8-7. ISBN-10: 0-9741240-8-7

87. Positive Behavior Support for Students with Autism

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/17/2023 to 8/27/2023

Positive Behavior Support for Students with Autism is a course designed to integrate research-based behavioral strategies and a Positive Behavior Support framework to assist students with Autism in inclusive settings. This three credit online course is designed for Teachers K-12, and Special Education Teachers. Over the span of 7 weeks, participants will explore ideas and questions related to the Response to Intervention Model and School-wide Positive Behavior Support and the relationship between these principles and the inclusive environment in which students with Autism participate. They will better understand the critical aspects of how the law including NCLB and IDEA influences the basic foundations of establishing a classroom framework that enhances the strengths of all students. The participants will be able to create a learning environment using researched based positive behavioral interventions which will foster positive, inclusive, learning settings emphasizing cognitive, behavior, language, physical, and social domains.

88. Project Based Learning: Assessing Authentic Learning Experiences

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/17/2023 to 8/27/2023

Nadine Homentosky
Instructional strategies utilized in this course will promote active modeling experiences and will provide an integrated approach to content understanding and pedagogical applications. Participants will reflect on teaching and learning through cooperative learning experiences and individualized journaling. Teachers will gain practical experience in designing performance assessment products, performance task scenarios (GRASP), language tasks, and analytical rubrics to measure standards-based content and 21st century learning and innovation skills. Each participant will leave the online course with a detailed plan for a PBL project.

89. Safe Schools - Next Steps

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/17/2023 to 8/27/2023

The Safe Schools-an Overview CPE course is a pre-requisite to the Safe Schools ~ Next Steps Course. This three-credit online course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, school nurses, or other school personnel. Over the span of 7 sessions, participants will explore ideas and questions related to keeping schools safe as well as the critical importance of conducting safety drills. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' understanding of safe schools.

90. A Closer Look at Text Dependent Analysis

Program: CPE

Audience: K - 12 Educators

Dates: 9/5/2023 to 10/15/2023

This course is designed to provide teachers with a deeper understanding of how best to support students as they approach the task of responding to text-dependent analysis prompts which appear on the PSSA in Grades 4 through 8. The PA Cores Standards identify text-dependent analysis as the ability to "draw on evidence from literary or information texts to support analysis, reflection, and research" (CC.1.4.5). Current resources from PDE, developed in partnership with the Center for Assessment, will be explored. ed.

91. Autism: From the Beginning

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/5/2023 to 10/15/2023

Autism: From the Beginning is a course designed to investigate current theories, models, philosophies, laws and litigation associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This course will discuss the characteristics of students with Autism and their effects on an individual's life from onset to adulthood. This three credit online course is designed for Early Intervention teachers and specialists, Teachers K-12, and Special Education Teachers. Over the span of 7 weeks, particpants will explore ideas and questions related to the diagnosis of Autism and the impact it has on student's education and transition to adulthood. This course will highlight major models, theories and philosophies that have formed the basis for thinking associated with the Autism Spectrum. State laws will be reviewed to enhance a greater understanding of assessment, educational placement, behavior management and educational programming. Characteristics will be defined and discussed through typical and atypical human development models as it relates to Autism. Discussions of research-based programming related to diagnosis and identification of students with Autism will lead to improved educational environments for these students

92. Bullying in School - What Now?

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/5/2023 to 10/15/2023

Nadine Homentosky
This is a prerequisite to Bullying in School - Next Steps This course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Over the span of 8 sessions, participants will explore ideas and questions related to bullying in school. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' understanding of bullying issues in our schools. Please include the email address you wish to use with this online class. All assignments must be completed by the dates indicated within the course outline.

93. Internet Safety in the Digital Era

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/5/2023 to 10/15/2023

In this course for school leaders, teachers, and administrators, participants will explore specific strategies for creating a safe environment for students when they access the Internet. They will learn essential information about the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), including compliance requirements for schools and districts. Participants will also become familiar with the ways that Web 2.0 technologies, which allow for more collaboration and social networking than was previously possible through the Internet, are changing the way that students and teachers interact online. Special attention will be paid to the safety and health issues that these technologies present, such as cyberbullying. Finally, participants will learn how to make sure that school and district Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) address these challenges while teaching students how to act as responsible "digital citizens,” helping them to explore Web 2.0 tools safely for educational purposes. Goals and Products During this course, participants will learn skills and strategies to:
• Refine their understanding of specific options, technological or otherwise, for protecting children when they access the Internet over a school-based or statewide educational network;
• Understand current federal policy regarding how schools protect their students when they go online;
• Consider approaches for advancing digital citizenship of teachers and students and promoting the practice of online safety;
• Address instances of cyber-bullying in the classroom and online; and
• Make sure that current AUPs are up to date and address collaborative and social networking tools.

94. Positive Behavior Support for Students with Autism

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/5/2023 to 10/15/2023

Positive Behavior Support for Students with Autism is a course designed to integrate research-based behavioral strategies and a Positive Behavior Support framework to assist students with Autism in inclusive settings. This three credit online course is designed for Teachers K-12, and Special Education Teachers. Over the span of 7 weeks, participants will explore ideas and questions related to the Response to Intervention Model and School-wide Positive Behavior Support and the relationship between these principles and the inclusive environment in which students with Autism participate. They will better understand the critical aspects of how the law including NCLB and IDEA influences the basic foundations of establishing a classroom framework that enhances the strengths of all students. The participants will be able to create a learning environment using researched based positive behavioral interventions which will foster positive, inclusive, learning settings emphasizing cognitive, behavior, language, physical, and social domains.

95. Project Based Learning: Creating Authentic Learning Experiences

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/5/2023 to 10/15/2023

In this course, participants will become familiar with the principles of Project Based Learning (PBL) and strategies for implementing PBL projects in their classrooms. Throughout this six-week course, exemplary projects will be analyzed, critiqued, and evaluated for applicability to participants' classroom needs. Participants will gain hands-on experience developing collaborative, inquiry-based projects that support their curricular goals. Participants will learn to blend PBL and standards-based design strategies to create curriculum units that enhance student learning.

96. Safe Schools - An Overview

Program: CPE

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/5/2023 to 10/15/2023

This is a prerequisite to Safe Schools-Next Steps This three-credit online course is designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Over the span of 5 sessions, participants will explore ideas and questions related to keeping schools safe. The course will culminate in the development of a final product that will support participants' understanding of safe schools.