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1. Small Group Foundational Reading Skills instruction in a Virtual Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-2 teachers, coaches, special ed

Dates: 12/2/2020

Meeting Times: 12/2/20; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Tech Tidbits
Starting Soon
Join fellow primary grade teachers in a collaborative discussion about tips and tricks for providing Foundational Reading Skills to small groups in a virtual environment.

#Hybrid #instruction

2. 5 Tech Tips You Should Know Now

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers & Administrators, Special Educators & Administrators, Coaches and Curriculum Directors, Librarians and Media Specialists.

Dates: 12/3/2020

Meeting Times: 12/3; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting Soon
Join us for an hour-long combined network meeting to collaborate across content areas and specialities for 5 things you should know right now to include in your online and hybrid teaching practices.

The focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

A private invitation will be emailed using the email address you registered with, the day before the event. If you do not receive this email, please contact Patricia Binkley at Patriciab@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

3. Zoom Features and Engagement Strategies

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, administrators, staff

Dates: 12/3/2020

Meeting Times: 12/3; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Workshop
Starting Soon
In this session, participants will be guided through Zoom features and shown how to maximize the use of these features to create a safe and engaging session with their students.

#Hybrid #instruction

4. The PREPaRE Model Workshop 2, Crisis Intervention and Recovery: Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 12/4/2020 to 12/11/2020

Meeting Times: December 4th, December 11th - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Virtual Workshop
Starting Soon
This workshop provides a specific examination of the school-based mental health professionals' roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis intervention and recovery.

Who Should Receive Workshop 2 Training?
PREPaRE Workshop 2 is appropriate only for staff who completed PREPaRE Worksop 1 and for individuals filling the role of crisis intervention specialist. This includes school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: Full fee if dropped after 11/25/2020 or no show day of event.

Participants must attend each date for full credit.

#Crisis

5. Before-During-After Reading Strategies, for Early Childhood Educators (K2.9 C3)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 12/08; 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:15 PM

Location: 304/305

This interactive workshop will provide knowledge and insight as to how and why before, during, and after reading strategies play crucial roles in the development of reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge. Join us to explore various before, during, and after reading activities that will promote deeper comprehension for our young learners.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

6. Creating Interactive Lessons with STEM Simulations

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 12/8 through 12/22; Asynchronous

Engage your students in hands-on learning through virtual simulations! During this asynchronous learning experience, participants will experience virtual lab experiments, STEM simulations, and tools to have students create their own simulations.

This professional learning experience will consist Of three hours of learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas on December 8, 2020 to begin your asynchronous learning. You will have until December 22, 2020 to complete all work for this professional learning to receive Act 48 Credit.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

7. Measuring Student Progress in an Online Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: secondary teachers (Gr. 6-12)

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 12/8; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Workshop
How will my students demonstrate their learning? How will I know what they are learning and how will students know what they are learning? If you have been thinking about these questions, join this short session to learn about different approaches to designing assessments and providing feedback to students in an online setting.

#Hybrid #instruction

8. Oral Language and Authentic Conversations for EL Students

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 12/8; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 304/305

It is critical for EL students to effectively communicate in the classroom. Developing a language rich classroom where students are encouraged to participate and share is essential for language development. Encouraging authentic conversations expands vocabulary and academic language. Workshop participants will explore ways to expand EL students' oral language skills through academic conversations

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

*Audience: EL teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, administrators

#EL

9. PIIC South East Region Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 12/09/20; 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. with lunch break

Location: Virtual Meeting - Link will be shared via CCIU PII

Virtual
The South East Region Instructional Coaches' Network meeting provides an opportunity for Instructional Coaches to engage in job-specific professional learning and work with and learn from coaches from across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.

Audience: Instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day, open to Chester County coaches only.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

10. Tech Tools to Support Differentiation - Elementary

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Special education teachers

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 12/9; 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Tech Tidbits
We will review, model, and practice examples of educational technology tools that can be used to enhance instructional differentiation methods for virtual, blended, hyflex, or in-person instruction.

#Hybrid #instruction

11. Tech Tools to Support Differentiation - Secondary

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Special education teachers

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 12/9; 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Tech Tidbits
We will review, model, and practice examples of educational technology tools that can be used to enhance instructional differentiation methods for virtual, blended, hyflex, or in-person instruction.

#Hybrid #instruction

12. Engaging ELs in Distance Learning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, EL coordinators, EL teachers

Dates: 12/10/2020

Meeting Times: 12/10; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Workshop
In this session, we will discuss some of the most common barriers facing students and schools as well as actions that we can take to address these barriers. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas to share with colleagues.

#Hybrid #instruction

13. Agents of Equity-School Climate Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: School administrators, counselors, and teachers who are working on school climate and equity initiatives.

Dates: 12/14/2020 to 3/11/2021

Meeting Times: 12/14, 1/14, 3/11; 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Virtual
Network
Supporting each other as we help our students develop social, emotional, and academic skills and reach their fullest potential.

In this professional learning community, educational teachers and leaders will come together virtually to connect and support one another as we tackle some of our most pressing issues in making schools safe and engaging for all.

This network aims to provide time and space to:
- Ask timely questions and network around topics such as preventing dropout and bullying behaviors, promoting school attendance, reducing substance abuse, and supporting social-emotional health
- Develop strategies to best support a positive and safe school climate
- Collaborate and problem-solve with peers

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Equity

14. Scaffolding and Differentiating for Virtual Instruction

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers, coaches, special ed

Dates: 12/15/2020

Meeting Times: 12/15; 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
This collaborative workshop will offer the opportunity for participants to explore various educational accommodations while scaffolding. We will begin with a brief overview of Universal Design for Learning. Participants will research scaffolding rationale, tools, and strategies and apply these to their current virtual content.

#Hybrid #instruction

15. Social Studies Networking Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 12/15/2020

Meeting Times: 12/15/2020; 3:00 PM -4:30 PM

Virtual
This networking event is the kickoff to a series of professional learning and networking opportunities for Social Studies and Social Sciences educators. This professional learning series is intended to bring educators together to discuss problems of practice as well as current events pertaining to racial and social justice and governance. This meeting will allocate opportunities for open dialogue and networking among the participants to enable educators to generate curriculum and instructional ideas and support from one another.

Audience Social Studies and Social Sciences teachers, administrators, curriculum coordinators, special education teachers.

The link to access this meeting will be sent to participants at least 24 hours prior to the session.

Note: During this professional learning activity we may capture portions of the learning experience on video or in pictures to showcase and market services. If you have any objections to this please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

16. From Grading to Feedback

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: secondary teachers (Gr. 6-12)

Dates: 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 12/16; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
Tech Tidbits
Research clearly shows that grades alone do not enhance achievement or foster learning. In fact, studies show grades alone have a negative effect on the motivation of students who struggle. In order to shift the focus from an evaluation of performance to prioritize learning, we must provide actionable feedback to students. This is more easily said that done. This hour will be focused on sharing ideas for providing feedback that moves student learning forward. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas to share.

#Hybrid #instruction

17. STEM Design Challenge (4-5 Grade Division)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 12/16/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Create teams to compete in the STEM Design Challenge. Teams of students will be asked to create the most innovative, creative and advanced designs and compete in the Chester County Regional Competition.

NOTE: Teams are limited to two teams per division per building. Please check within your building to prevent duplicate registration for your school.

CCIU will provide a 1-hour virtual training for Chester County districts participating in the STEM Design Challenge. The training will use the Design Thinking process to prepare you and your students for the 2021 regional competition.

18. STEM Design Challenge (6-8 Grade Division)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 12/11/2019; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Create teams to compete in the STEM Design Challenge. Teams of students will be asked to create the most innovative, creative and advanced designs and compete in the Chester County Regional Competition.

NOTE: Teams are limited to two teams per division per building. Please check within your building to prevent duplicate registration for your school.

CCIU will provide a 1-hour training for Chester County districts participating in the STEM Design Challenge. The training will use the Design Thinking process to prepare you and your students for the 2021 regional competition.

19. Small Group Foundational Reading Skills instruction in a Virtual Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-2 teachers, coaches, special ed

Dates: 12/17/2020

Meeting Times: 12/2/20; 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Tech Tidbits
Join fellow primary grade teachers in a collaborative discussion about tips and tricks for providing Foundational Reading Skills to small groups in a virtual environment.

#Hybrid #instruction

20. ULS/N2Y Professional Learning Community Meeting - By Invitation Only

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/5/2021

Meeting Times: 1/5/2021; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
A monthly virtual meeting for teachers/administrators using News2You and Unique Learning System to share successes and challenges, collaborate with others, have focused conversation on a program topic, and to grow in knowledge of how to use these rich resources to support student success.

21. Gifted Administrator Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, administrators or any staff interested in gifted education. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 1/6/2021

Meeting Times: 1/6; 9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Location: District Office room 14, 740 Unionville Rd, Kennet

Virtual
Online learning has presented a number of challenges to students and administrators alike; particularly in identifying and supporting gifted students. Join gifted administrators across Chester County as we address concerns, share resources, and collaborate during these unprecedented times.

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

22. Competency-Based Learning (CBL) Series for Teachers -Virtual

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 3/19/2021

Meeting Times: 1/12/21, 1/26/21 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 2/4/21, 2/18/21, 3/18/21 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Virtual
This series of virtual sessions will help teachers develop an understanding of the critical elements of competency-based learning, reflect on their current teaching practices, and design a competency-based learning instructional sequence. Each team will receive a CBL Toolkit.

January 12th: Virtual session: Discover the key components of competency-based learning
January 26th: Virtual session: Prepare to explore the current state of student experiences and learning at your school to uncover opportunities to implement competency-based learning
Independent assignments totaling approximately 2 days work through the month of January, with feedback and support provided on request

Virtual Sessions to apply the core activities of competency-based learning:
February 4th - Articulate a Competency, Brainstorm Learning Outcomes
February 18th - Build a Student-Friendly Rubric, Design a Learning Experience
March 18th - Design a Feedback Plan

Teams or districts who complete the series have the option to continue with personalized consultative or coaching sessions, for an additional fee, to support the implementation of CBL in classrooms.

Audience: administrators and/or teachers (preferably in teams or partners, teams limited to a maximum of 6 participants; individuals enrolling independent of a team will be charged $115, this includes CBL toolkit) who are interested in implementing Competency-Based Learning practices in the classroom.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy
#instruction&evaluation20-21

23. CS4CC 2021

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Computer Science teachers, club leaders, administrators, librarians, gifted educators, STEM teachers and special educators.

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 1/14/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 through Thursday, January 14, 2021

While the structure of this year's Computer Science Conference differs from past years, the purpose remains the same; the 2021 Virtual Conference offers educators, school leaders, and stakeholders opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills so they can support students with computer science experiences.

CS4CC 2021 is a free virtual conference for educators in Chester County to participate in a variety of computer science learning experiences. Each day during the conference, participants will receive asynchronous content to explore. We will also host two live synchronous sessions over Zoom throughout the conference.

Asynchronous content emailed daily from January 12th through January 14th!

Two live synchronous events via Zoom:
Tuesday, January 12th, 3 to 4 PM: A Conversation on the Importance of Equity in CS

Thursday, January 14th, 4 to 5 PM: Network Meeting featuring CoSpaces - get a free account by attending! Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#STEM2021,
#CompSci2021
#CSinPA

24. Help Your Students Who Struggle with Mathematics: Practical, Successful Strategies

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Middle and high school general mathematics, pre-algebra and algebra teachers, math interventionists, resource specialists, special education staff, instructional aides and administrators

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 2/4/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday & Thursday, January 12th & February 4th, from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This blended professional learning experience is designed for middle school and high school general mathematics, pre-algebra and algebra teachers, math interventionists, resource specialists, special education staff, instructional aides and administrators. This 6-hour learning experience will consist of 3 hours of live sessions via Zoom and 3 hours of asynchronous job-embedded application of strategies explored.

Synchronous work explores:
- Practical ways to increase the success of your students who struggle with mathematics.
- Classroom proven techniques to break the cycle of failure that students who struggle in mathematics often experience.
- Numerous strategies to help students tackle tough math problems with greater confidence.
- Debrief of lessons learned during the asynchronous time.

Asynchronous time between session:
- Explore the resource handbook provided by Brad Fulton which includes strategies, resources, ready-to-use tips, and tools to implement highly effective math lessons for your students who struggle in math.
- Implement the strategies explored during the synchronous session and found in the resource handbook in participant classrooms with students

Brad Fulton is a former Educator of the Year. He is known throughout the country for motivating and engaging teachers and students, Brad has co-authored over a dozen books that provide easy-to-teach yet mathematically rich activities for busy teachers while teaching full time for over 30 years. In addition, he has co-authored over 40 teacher training manuals full of activities and ideas that help teachers who believe mathematics must be both meaningful and powerful.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Math2021

25. LAUNCHing the Engineering Design Cycle in All Learning Environments

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 1/19/2021

Meeting Times: 1/12; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. and 1/19; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

New
Engage your students face to face and virtually with project-based learning activities. Using LAUNCH, a student friendly, engineering design cycle, guide your students to dive deeper through engaging activities that fosters student inquiry and authentic real-world learning. Join us for a blended learning experience full of excitement, fun, and hands-on learning. Participants will receive a copy of "LAUNCH" to guide them in developing learning experiences.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning: 1 hour live session via Zoom, 1 hour of asynchronous work and 1 hour live wrap up session via Zoom.

A private invitation will be emailed using the email address you registered with, the day before the event. If you do not receive this email, please contact Kammas Kersch at kammask@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

26. PBIS: SWIS - Focus on Equity Tools

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/12/2021

Meeting Times: 1/12; 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

For Chester County PBIS teams working with a PBIS Facilitator: This session will provide a brief tutorial for accessing and analyzing the Equity Tools in SWIS. The first half will be content, followed by Q&A.

27. Permission to Feel Book Club

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 3/16/2021

Meeting Times: 1/12, 2/16, and 3/16/2021; 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

With a direct and easily accessible writing style, Dr. Brackett presents a set of skills (RULER) that can be taught to children and adults so that they are better able to understand and regulate their emotions in order to thrive at work, school, home, and the community. His approach supports the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Framework for both students and adults.

Join facilitators Shelly Mallozzi and Michelle MacLuckie for a deep dive into becoming an emotion scientist and helping your students do the same. Share your experiences and growth with other educators from around the county.

Required text: "Permission to Feel" by Dr. Marc Brackett If purchasing this text is a hardship, but you would still like to participate, please contact Michelle MacLuckie at michellemac@cciu.org

Schedule: There will be three virtual meetings with reading and activities to be completed between each meeting. (A total of 8 Act 48 hours will be available for participants.) Meetings will be held from 3:15 - 4:15 PM via zoom on the following dates: 1/12, 2/16, and 3/16/2021.

28. Creating an Understanding-Based Curriculum and Assessment System for 21st Century Learning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/13/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, January 13, 2021; 8 am - 3 pm

In this Institute, will apply the principles and practices of Understanding by Design and Leading Modern Learning for transforming the Standards and 21st-century skills into a coherent curriculum that emphasizes understanding and long-term transfer.

Participants will learn proven approaches for:
-Creating a curriculum "blueprint" to guide the design of a coherent and vertically aligned curriculum
-"Unpacking" standards to identify conceptually big ideas and transfer goals
-Generating essential questions that spiral across the grades
-Creating recurring cornerstone assessment tasks and companion rubrics that integrate 21st Century Skills with academic content
-Curriculum Mapping 3.0 1/4 Mapping the curriculum around desired performances rather than simply a scope and sequence of content "coverage"
-Utilizing web-based resources for "working smarter"

After January 6, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

29. Developing Young Problem Finders & Problem Solvers through STEM and Innovation, for Early Childhood Educators (K2.15 C2) )

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 1/13/2021

Meeting Times: 01/13; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:30 PM

Location: Hub A&B

Traditional education was designed to teach students how to solve problems that experts designed. Empower your students to not just solve problems but to find them. In this workshop, we will explore our lives and find problems related to our course content and then work through exploring the problem and possible solutions. We will then use our learning experiences to ideate new learning experiences for our students. Join us for three hours of hands-on professional learning, laughter, and growth.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

30. Gifted Network Meeting #2

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, administrators or any staff interested in gifted education. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 1/13/2021

Meeting Times: 1/13; 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Virtual
The gifted network provides an opportunity for gifted educators to discuss and collaborate with their peers on issues at the federal, state and local level that impact the delivery of gifted services. Each meeting will begin with time devoted to updates on gifted issues and professional development. The remaining time will be allocated for open dialogue among the participants and an opportunity to develop GIEPs with support from fellow gifted educators.

This is the 2nd of 3 Network Meetings.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

31. Computer Science Network Meeting #2 featuring CoSpaces

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Computer Science teachers & administrators, Business teachers and administrators,special educators & administrators, STEM teachers & administrators, coaches, and curriculum directors

Dates: 1/14/2021

Meeting Times: 1/14; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Virtual
During this networking event, computer science teachers, technology coaches and curriculum directors are invited to join to share best practices, ask timely questions and network with jobalike peers.

The focus during this meeting will be on engaging students through virtual reality using CoSpaces. All attendees will receive a CoSpaces account.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CompSci2021

32. PIIC Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day, open to Chester County coaches only.

Dates: 1/15/2021

Meeting Times: 1/15/21; 8:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.

Location: 304&305

Virtual
The CCIU PIIC Coaching Network meetings provide monthly opportunities for Instructional Coaches to engage in job-specific professional learning and work with and learn from coaches from across Chester County.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

33. ELA PSSA Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Overview - Nearpod Train the Trainer

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/21/2021

Meeting Times: 1/21; 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 12:15 PM

Virtual
This half-day session is designed for educators responsible for providing support and professional learning to teachers new to instruction related to the PSSA Text Dependent Analysis question type. The session will use a Nearpod PSSA TDA Overview module created by CCIU and will train the trainer to use the Nearpod (and accompanying slides and materials) to provide a TDA Overview to teachers new to PSSA TDA in their school or district. The module provides an overview of the skills needed to be able to analyze text deeply and construct an appropriate response and will outline the structure of the Text Dependent Analysis questions and the criteria for the successful completion of the task.

Audience: Educators responsible for providing support and professional learning to teachers new to instruction related to the PSSA text Dependent Analysis question type, working with students in grades 4-8. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

34. ELA PSSA Text Dependent Analysis - TDA Overview

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/21/2021

Meeting Times: 1/21; 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Sign-in begins at 8:15 AM

Virtual
This half day session is designed for educators new to instruction related to the PSSA Text Dependent Analysis question type. The session will provide an overview of the skills needed to be able to analyze text deeply and construct an appropriate response, and will outline the structure of the Text Dependent Analysis questions and the criteria for successful completion of the task.

Audience: Educators new to instruction related to the PSSA text Dependent Analysis question type, working with students in grades 4-8. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

35. Improving Instructional Systems, Supports, and Strategies to Maximize Mathematical Learning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers of mathematics, Instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 1/21/2021 to 3/18/2021

Meeting Times: Thursday, January 21, 2021 8am to 3pm; Thursday February 4, 2021; and Thursday, March 18, 2021

Virtual
Facilitated by Dr. Paul Riccomini, Pennsylvania State University

A three-day professional learning series demonstrating strategies for effective mathematics instruction and how to translate them for remote instruction.

The focus will be on maximizing the mathematical performance of ALL students, particularly students who struggle or students with disabilities. These intensive and interactive sessions will provide teachers specific strategies for organizing both instruction and students' studying of material to facilitate learning, remembering, and applying critical mathematical concepts and skills in new situations. Dr. Riccomini draws upon the most currently available research-based evidence for teaching mathematics to struggling students, chronic low achievers, and students with disabilities.

Dr. Paul Riccomini is an experienced classroom teacher, author, mathematician and leading special education expert who has taught mathematics to both general and special education students in inclusive settings. Currently, he is an associate professor of education at Pennsylvania State University. As a former middle and high school general education and special education mathematics teacher, Dr. Riccomini knows firsthand the challenges and difficulties teachers experience every day when working with struggling students in inclusive settings. Follow Dr. Riccomini on Twitter @pjr146.

BEST FOR: All district staff responsible for mathematics instruction.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after January 7, 2021 will be assessed the full fee.

Note: During this institute/professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Math2021

36. Math Network Meeting #2

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Math teachers & administrators, special educators & administrators, coaches, and curriculum directors

Dates: 1/21/2021

Meeting Times: 1/21; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual
During this networking event, math teachers, special educators, coaches and curriculum directors are invited to join to share best practices, ask timely questions and network with job alike peers.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Math2021

37. Video Production and Design for the STEM Classroom

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 1/26/2021

Meeting Times: 1/26; 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Virtual
Unleash student creativity and independence while building communication skills necessary for future careers through video production. Explore ways to foster a culture of storytelling in your classroom that will engage all learners through different aspects of filming, editing and sharing video.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning: 2 hour live session via Zoom and 1 hour of asynchronous work.

A private invitation will be emailed using the email address you registered with, the day before the event.
 If you do not receive this email please contact Kammas Kersch at kammask@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

38. Academic Language for English Learners (EL)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/27/2021

Meeting Times: 1/27/21; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, registration begins at 11:45

Location: 404

Academic language is important for success in school. English Learners face the challenge of learning a new language while acquiring the academic language needed to succeed. Participants will examine ways to expose students to academic language through instruction and practice.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.


*Audience: EL teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, administrators

#EL

39. Investigation and Design at the Center: Exploring Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/27/2021

Meeting Times: Monday, January 27, 2021; 8:00 am - 3:00 pom

Engaging Students in Three-dimensional Science Performances

In this full-day session, participants will explore instructional strategies to engage students in three-dimensional science learning. Participants will engage in doing science as Brett Moulding models the instructional sequence of Gather, Reason, Communicate. The step "Reasoning" will be featured throughout the day. Participants will receive a set of lesson plans aligned to the new science standards. All participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Science is Phenomenal. Participants will need to bring a laptop or wifi enabled device for use during the session.

Facilitated by Brett Moulding with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

After January 18, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

40. How Macro-Level Writing and Foundation Paragraph Writing Build Reading Comprehension Skills

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 2/1/2021 to 2/2/2021

Meeting Times: 2/1-2/2; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
In order to succeed in coursework as well as on various assessments, students across the grades must have an understanding of basic and expanded paragraphs and how to intentionally organize paragraphs in ways that result in effective narrative, opinion/argument, and informative text pieces. In this two day series, participants will first examine paragraph development using a structured, sequential approach to teaching the basic and expanded paragraph, including idea generation, categorization, and writing topic, supporting, and concluding sentences as well as transitions. They will then turn their attention to the structures of specific genres. Participants will learn useful strategies for helping students develop effective writing for different purposes and genres. They will work with gradual release instruction and teacher modeling of the writing process.

Audience: Educators working with students in grades 3-12. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

41. ULS/N2Y Professional Learning Community Meeting - By Invitation Only

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/2/2021

Meeting Times: 2/2/2021; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
A monthly virtual meeting for teachers/administrators using News2You and Unique Learning System to share successes and challenges, collaborate with others, have focused conversation on a program topic, and to grow in knowledge of how to use these rich resources to support student success.

42. Social Emotional Learning through a Diversity and Equity Lens

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 2/24/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021; 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this highly interactive program, we will explore the five competencies of Social Emotional Learning through a Diversity and Equity lens. Self-Awareness is the foundation for helping students understand the many aspects of their own identity and recognize how their cultural values shape the way they perceive and interact with the world. Self-Management helps students focus on identifying ​personal challenges, managing stress, and devising goals. Social Awareness allows students to focus on similarities as well as appreciate differences ​with others, thus developing empathy and closing the perceived human gap. Relationship Skills invites students and staff to focus on communication and connection to build ​continually grow cultural competence ​skills. Responsible Decision-Making invites students and staff to create classroom communities and nurture systemic approaches to school change. Each of these competencies will be presented in a fully engaging process that will allow for implementation in their school environments.

After January 12, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.


#equity20-21

43. Tackling Cyberbullying through Positive School Climate Initiatives

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/5/2021

Meeting Times: Friday, February 5, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This regional professional learning session will introduce educators to specific, pragmatic school climate initiatives that they can implement in their schools. Join your colleagues from across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties to learn how to marshal the powers of peer influence and school culture to curtail peer conflict, harassment, and other problem behaviors whether they are over text, social media, or gaming platforms. A positive school climate can improve connectedness, belongingness, morale, peer respect, and ethical decision-making.

This session will explore:
-The prevalence, scope, and frequency of cyberbullying
-What the research says about the influence of school climate
-How to set the tone regarding student behavioral expectations
-The importance of creative responses and high-engagement activities
-The value of formal peer-led initiatives that tap into their unique talents and abilities
-New ways to understand student experiences
-How to include student voices in your policies and programming
-How to promote positivity and help make kindness go viral across your campus
-The importance of creative responses and high-engagement activities
-The value of formal peer-led initiatives that tap into their unique talents and abilities

After January 28, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

44. Completing Gifted Paperwork

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, administrators or any staff interested in gifted education. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 2/8/2021 to 2/22/2021

Meeting Times: Coaching Session 2/16; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Virtual
This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace with one optional synchronous coaching session. Just as the IEP process involves numerous forms and completion procedures, so does the GIEP process. Explore the components of the required forms for Compliance with Chapter 16, and discuss the information and timeliness needed to accurately complete each.Three (3) Act 48 credit hours will be awarded upon completion of the course's final task.

Important course dates:
Launch: February 8, 2021
Optional Coaching Session: February 16, 2021 4:00-5:00 P.M.


Wrap up: February 22, 2021.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

45. Instructional Strategies in the Online Learning Environment Winter Cohort

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, instructional librarians

Dates: 2/8/2021 to 4/6/2021

Meeting Times: See Description

Virtual
This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace with optional synchronous coaching sessions and consider possible applications of the content that align with their own educational beliefs and practices. This course will stretch participants' thinking, add to their toolbox of instructional strategies and foster collaboration with peers. Twelve Act 48 credit hours will be awarded upon completion of the course's final task.

For full details, please review the course overview. For full details, please review the course overview.

Upon completion of this 6 module course, participants will:
- Collaborate with peers through synchronous and asynchronous learning strategies
- Participate in synchronous and asynchronous discussions
- Design assessment and feedback for the online learning environment
- Investigate synchronous online learning strategies
- Examine asynchronous online learning instructional strategies
- Have the opportunity to participate in optional coaching sessions

This cohort will begin on February 8, 2021 and wrap up on April 6, 2021.
Virtual Kickoff event: February 16 4-5pm
Optional Coaching Sessions:
- February 18, 2021 4:00-4:30pm
- February 23, 2021 7:30-8:00am
- March 4, 2021 4:00-4:30pm
- March 9, 2021 7:30-8:00am
- March 16, 2021 7:30-8:00am
- March 18, 2021 4:00-4:30pm
- March 23, 2021 7:30-8:00am
- March 25, 2021 4:00-4:30pm


Virtual Wrap Up event: April 6 4-5pm

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#instruction&evaluation20-21

46. STEM and Education Innovation PLN

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, educational specialists, building and district administrators, librarians, higher education leaders, local business partners, STEM-rich institutions, science center leaders, workforce development leaders.

Dates: 2/8/2021

Meeting Times: 2/8; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Virtual
In this professional learning network, educational teachers and leaders will come together virtually to connect science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning with peer networking. You are the critical leaders needed to help support innovative teaching practices in your local communities regardless of the physical or virtual setting.

During our virtual meetings, we will discuss challenges that impact teaching and learning in an effort to grow instructional practices that increase student achievement. We will support each other to break down barriers to growth through sharing resources, scaling innovation, and collaborating across disciplines. We will share and demonstrate tools and techniques to bring meaningful, real-world challenges into the classroom.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021

47. How Transcription and Syntax Skills Build Writing and Comprehension Skills

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/9/2021

Meeting Times: 2/9; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
More often than not, teachers provide students with more instruction in writing and comprehending text at the paragraph and whole-text level than at the sentence level. This workshop focuses on parts of speech and sentence parts as they apply to the writing and comprehension of text. Participants will examine parts of speech as a method of understanding the way words interact with each other and sentence parts as building blocks for creating different kinds of sentences. They will learn about the components of a good lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in students.

Audience: Educators working with students in grades 3-12. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

48. PBIS Advanced Tiers Set-Up

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/11/2021

Meeting Times: 2/11; 3:30PM - 4:00 PM

For Chester County PBIS teams working with a PBIS Facilitator: This session will provide guidance and a graphic organizer to begin setting up Advanced Tiers. The first half will be content, followed by Q&A.

49. PIIC Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day, open to Chester County coaches only.

Dates: 2/12/2021

Meeting Times: 2/12/21; 8:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.

Location: 304&305

Virtual
The CCIU PIIC Coaching Network meetings provide monthly opportunities for Instructional Coaches to engage in job-specific professional learning and work with and learn from coaches from across Chester County.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

50. Promoting Social and Emotional Health in the Early Childhood Classroom, for Early Childhood Educators (K.1.1 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 2/17/2021

Meeting Times: 02/17; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins 3:30 PM

Virtual
Children's social and emotional health affects their overall development and learning. Research indicates that children who are mentally healthy tend to be happier, show greater motivation to learn, have a more positive attitude toward school, more eagerly participate in class activities, and demonstrate higher academic performance than less mentally healthy peers. This workshop will help teachers promote children's social and emotional health through such practices as building trusting relationships and conducting intentional teaching.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.Virtual Meeting

51. Librarian Professional Learning Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Librarians and Media Specialists

Dates: 2/18/2021

Meeting Times: 2/18/21; 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Virtual Meeting

Virtual
The librarian professional learning network provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss and collaborate with their peers on subjects that impact librarians, libraries, and learners. Each meeting will begin with devoted professional development on librarian services and libraries. Each meeting allocates opportunities for open dialogue and networking among the participants to enable librarians to generate support from one another.

Intended Audience: K-12 Librarians and Media Specialists. This event is not relevant to short-term and day to day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.Virtual Meeting

52. Text Analysis in the Content Areas

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 2/23/2021

Meeting Times: 2/23; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
This session is designed for educators to engage students in analysis within the content areas of Science and Social Studies. During this session, participants will understand what it means to analyze text deeply and how analysis impacts learners' understanding of text and creates opportunities for profound thinking and discussion. Collaborative work, with additional resources, instructional materials, and implementation planning time will be encouraged during this workshop.

Audience: Educators and administrators working with students in grades 6-12

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

53. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 2/24/2021

Meeting Times: 2/24; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Sign in begins at 1:45 PM

Location: Zoom Meeting

Virtual
Quarterly meetings to share information regarding EL initiatives. These meetings will include relevant information from PDE as well as professional development opportunities, resources, and materials designed to increase the performance of EL students.Virtual Meeting

#EL

54. Chester County Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum Directors and Coordinators

Dates: 2/25/2021

Meeting Times: Thursday, February 25, 2021; 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Meeting of Curriculum Directors from 12 districts in Chester County to discuss needs, updates from PDE, concerns, and address questions.
Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

55. Prototyping and App Design

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 2/25/2021 to 3/11/2021

Meeting Times: 2/25 through 3/11; Asynchronous

Help develop your students' entrepreneurial and computational thinking skills! This session will provide an asynchronous learning experience where participants will prototype, design their own apps, and engage in computational thinking practices related to bringing these types of learning experiences to their students.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of asynchronous learning. You will be given access to this professional learning through Canvas on February 25, 2021 to begin your asynchronous learning. You will have until March 11, 2021 to complete all work for this professional learning to receive Act 48 Credit.

If you have any questions, please contact Kammas Kersch at kammask@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

56. ULS/N2Y Professional Learning Community Meeting - By Invitation Only

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 3/2/2021

Meeting Times: 3/2/2021; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
A monthly virtual meeting for teachers/administrators using News2You and Unique Learning System to share successes and challenges, collaborate with others, have focused conversation on a program topic, and to grow in knowledge of how to use these rich resources to support student success.

57. Developing Deeper Readers and Writers in the Primary Grades (1st grade)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/9/2021

Meeting Times: 03/09/21; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
These sessions are designed for educators to engage students in deeper reading and writing in the primary grades. Each session is geared towards a specific grade level to assist students to analyze text deeply and to construct an appropriate response. Collaborative work, with additional resources, instructional materials, and implementation planning time will be encouraged during this workshop.

Audience: Educators and administrators working with students in grades 1-3 (on respective dates). This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

58. Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of students with disabilities. Educators with inclusive settings. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/9/2021

Meeting Times: 3/9/21; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Snow Date: 3/16/21)

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Collaborative Zoom Conversation
Attention Chester County educators who support students in Autistic Support, Life Skills Support, or Multiple Disabilities Support programs!

Please join us for a Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC) meeting. During this networking event, we will have discussions on addressing teaching practices and participants will also have time to collaborate with colleagues.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

CCIULINC

Collaborative Zoom Meeting

59. Making STEM Accessible for All

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 3/9/2021

Meeting Times: 3/9 (snow date 3/16); 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 7:45 AM

Virtual
During this interactive workshop, participants will review STEM and design thinking principles. Participants will engage in activities to promote design thinking, with exciting and innovative ideas to bring back to the classroom! Participants will have an opportunity to explore lending library options with modified lesson ideas and collaborate on differentiated lesson plans to maximize access to STEM for students supported in low incidence programs.

Audience: K-12 educators with inclusive settings. Educators of students with disabilities. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

60. PIIC Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day, open to Chester County coaches only.

Dates: 3/12/2021

Meeting Times: 3/12/21; 8:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M.

Location: 304&305

Virtual
The CCIU PIIC Coaching Network meetings provide monthly opportunities for Instructional Coaches to engage in job-specific professional learning and work with and learn from coaches from across Chester County.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

61. Developing Deeper Readers and Writers in the Primary Grades (2nd grade)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/16/2021

Meeting Times: 03/16/21; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
These sessions are designed for educators to engage students in deeper reading and writing in the primary grades. Each session is geared towards a specific grade level to assist students to analyze text deeply and to construct an appropriate response. Collaborative work, with additional resources, instructional materials, and implementation planning time will be encouraged during this workshop.

Audience: Educators and administrators working with students in grades 1-3 (on respective dates). This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

62. Learning AR/VR for the Online Classroom

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators, instructional coaches, specialists, special educators, building and district administrators

Dates: 3/16/2021

Meeting Times: 3/16; 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Virtual
The days of PowerPoint and poster presentations will be irrelevant once you inspire your students to create in the worlds where they play to demonstrate their learning. Guide your students to create their own worlds, museums, games, and more. Learn how to transform student learning by taking virtual field trips and challenging students to create in three-dimensional space. Join us for a blended learning experience where you will complete part of the learning on your own through video and interactive activities, and part will be completed during our synchronous session.

This professional learning experience will consist of three hours of learning: 1.5 hour live kickoff session via Zoom and 1.5 hours of asynchronous work in Canvas. Participants will have until March 30, 2020 to complete all work for this professional leaning to receive Act 48 credit.

A private invitation will be emailed using the email address you registered with, the day before the event. If you do not receive this email please contact Kammas Kersch at kammask@cciu.org.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021
#CCIUSTEM

63. Making the Most of Morning Meeting, for Early Childhood Educators (K5.8 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/17/2021

Meeting Times: 03/17; 3:45 PM - 6:15 PM, Sign-in begins 3:15 PM

Virtual
Please join us for an interactive session on establishing a language rich environment for early learners. Communication skills are the foundation of literacy and by engaging learners in meaningful discussions, they have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary, build background knowledge, and discover the deeper meaning of the text. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in research-based strategies and learn how to set up a language rich environment for learners.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

64. Math Network Meeting #3

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Math teachers & administrators, special educators & administrators, coaches, and curriculum directors

Dates: 3/18/2021

Meeting Times: 3/18; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual
During this networking event, math teachers, special educators, coaches and curriculum directors are invited to join to share best practices, ask timely questions and network with job alike peers.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Math2021

65. Developing Deeper Readers and Writers in the Primary Grades (3rd grade)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/23/2021

Meeting Times: 03/23/21; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
These sessions are designed for educators to engage students in deeper reading and writing in the primary grades. Each session is geared towards a specific grade level to assist students to analyze text deeply and to construct an appropriate response. Collaborative work, with additional resources, instructional materials, and implementation planning time will be encouraged during this workshop.

Audience: Educators and administrators working with students in grades 1-3 (on respective dates). This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

66. Reading and Writing Instruction for English Learners (EL)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/30/2021

Meeting Times: 3/30/21; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; registration begins at 8:45 am

Location: 304/305

What does it take to help English language learners (ELLs) become successful readers and writers? This workshop offers a number of ideas and resources for students of all ages and proficiency levels

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

*Audience: EL teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, administrators

#EL

67. ULS/N2Y Professional Learning Community Meeting - By Invitation Only

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/6/2021

Meeting Times: 4/6/2021; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
A monthly virtual meeting for teachers/administrators using News2You and Unique Learning System to share successes and challenges, collaborate with others, have focused conversation on a program topic, and to grow in knowledge of how to use these rich resources to support student success.

68. Foundations of Reading: Advanced Phonemic Awareness, Sound Walls, and Decodable Text

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 4/13/2021 to 4/14/2021

Meeting Times: 4/13-4/14; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

Virtual
Early literacy skills underpin later reading success. This two day series will focus on the research evidence related to phonemic awareness and phonics instruction. The first session will explore how to move primary grade students to advanced levels of phonemic awareness, and how to support beginning readers in learning that letters represent the speech sounds of our language. One instructional tool to facilitate this understanding is a sound wall. The second segment of this training will explore the use of a sound wall, which organizes words by place and manner of articulation of speech sounds. Organizing words by speech sounds helps early readers connect phonology and orthography. Due to the persistent obstacles for children just learning to read and those who are at-risk for reading failure, it is also imperative that teachers select the most appropriate text tools for instruction. The third segment of this training provides practitioners with necessary foundational knowledge in text type selection for instructional impact. Participants will be instructed in how to successfully implement a direct, explicit, and systematic phonemic awareness and phonics instruction into daily classroom practice during this series.

Audience: Core classroom teachers, Special Educators, Reading Specialists, working with developing readers. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Literacy

69. PBIS: SWIS - Focus on Drill Down/ Analysis

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/13/2021

Meeting Times: 4/13; 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

For Chester County PBIS teams working with a PBIS Facilitator: This session will provide a brief tutorial for accessing and analyzing the Drill Down Tools in SWIS. The first half will be content, followed by Q&A.

70. Trauma-Informed Interventions Integrated in the Classrooms

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/13/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday, April 13, 2021; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This interactive session will focus on the impact of trauma on student neurobiology, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning and how this manifests in the school and classroom behaviorally and academically. Tolerable stress, toxic stress, and trauma will be examined as well as resilience and post-traumatic growth. Risk factors and protective factors will be explored as they relate to students and their experience of trauma and resilience. Addressing classroom behaviors related to fight, flight, or freeze through a brain-based and trauma-informed lens will be utilized to move to a practical application of the information.

After April 7, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

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71. Adaptations to Support Meaningful Engagement, for Early Childhood Educators (K.2.9 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 4/14/2021

Meeting Times: 04/14; 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:15 PM

Location: Hub A&B

Virtual
This interactive workshop will provide a brief overview of the evolution of educational programs and practices for students with disabilities and the impact inclusive practices can have on students, schools and communities. Participants will then explore research behind Universal Design for Learning and strategies to support student engagement by breaking through barriers. They will have an opportunity to explore and discuss various educational modifications and accommodations to implement with young learners

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

72. Gather and Grow, for Early Childhood Educators (K2.2.C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 4/21/2021

Meeting Times: 04/21/21, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Sign-in begins at 3:30 PM

Virtual
Gather and Grow is a unique, one-of-a-kind professional learning opportunity where educators have the opportunity to work together to generate new ideas and brainstorm solutions to complex classroom and instruction questions. This session will offer a book tasting to learn about new children's literature titles and the opportunity to collaborate and connect with other early childhood educators.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

73. Gifted Network Meeting #3

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, administrators or any staff interested in gifted education. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 4/22/2021

Meeting Times: 4/22; 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Virtual
The gifted network provides an opportunity for gifted educators to discuss and collaborate with their peers on issues at the federal, state and local level that impact the delivery of gifted services. Each meeting will begin with time devoted to updates on gifted issues and professional development. The remaining time will be allocated for open dialogue among the participants and an opportunity to develop GIEPs with support from fellow gifted educators.

This is the 3rd of 3 Network Meetings.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

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74. Differentiating for Advanced Learners

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, K-12 teachers, administrators or any staff interested in gifted education. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 4/26/2021 to 5/10/2021

Meeting Times: Coaching Session 5/4; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Virtual
This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace with one optional synchronous coaching session. Chapter 16 allows for 3 types of specially designed instruction for identified gifted students: acceleration, enrichment, or a combination of both. Join us as we explore the what, when, where, how and why of each of these SDI options as well as appropriate differentiation strategies for advanced learners. Three Act 48 credit hours will be awarded upon completion of the course's final task.

Important course dates:
Launch: April 26, 2021
Optional Coaching Session: May 4, 2021 4:00-5:00 P.M.


Wrap up: May 10, 2021.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

75. Differentiating Mathematics

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/4/2021

Meeting Times: 5/4/21; 8:00-3:00 if held at CCIU, 8:00-11:30 if held virtually

Virtual
During this interactive workshop, participants will receive a brief overview of the core components of mathematics instruction. Participants will have an opportunity to explore hands-on activity options with modified lesson ideas and collaborate on differentiated lesson plans to maximize access to Mathematics for students supported in low incidence programs.

Target Audience:
K-12 educators with inclusive settings. Educators of students with disabilities. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

#Math2021

76. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 5/4/2021

Meeting Times: 5/4; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Sign in begins at 1:45 PM

Location: Zoom Meeting

Virtual
Quarterly meetings to share information regarding EL initiatives. These meetings will include relevant information from PDE as well as professional development opportunities, resources, and materials designed to increase the performance of EL students.Virtual Meeting

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77. Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of students with disabilities. Educators with inclusive settings. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/4/2021

Meeting Times: 5/4/21; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Collaborative Zoom Conversation
Attention Chester County educators who support students in Autistic Support, Life Skills Support, or Multiple Disabilities Support programs!

Please join us for a Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC) meeting. During this networking event, we will have discussions on addressing teaching practices and participants will also have time to collaborate with colleagues.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

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Collaborative Zoom Meeting

78. Chester County Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum Directors and Coordinators

Dates: 5/6/2021

Meeting Times: Thursday, May 6, 2021; 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Meeting of Curriculum Directors from 12 districts in Chester County to discuss needs, updates from PDE, concerns, and address questions.
Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

79. Belonging and Sociocultural Identities in Schools (BASIS) Workshop

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 5/12/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 8am to 3pm

Facilitated by Cyndi Boyd, Ph.D. and Cindi Sternfeld, M.A., Ed.S. with Watershed Counseling and Consultation Services

Belonging and Sociocultural Identities in Schools (BASIS) is a professional development series and consultation service designed specifically for schools and school districts. The importance of school belonging and its relationship to supporting individuals' sociocultural identities (i.e. class, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, health status, race, religion and sexual identities) is at the foundation of BASIS.

This day-long training will cover the foundations of belonging and socio-cultural identities as well as train participants in the BASIS Planning Model so attendees may successfully implement applied intervention/prevention programs to address school belonging and SCIs throughout their school/district. Three areas of focus will be covered:

1. The BASIS of Our Work: Supporting Belonging & Sociocultural Identities in our Schools
2. Supporting and Affirming Transgender and Gender Diverse Students and School Personnel
3. The BASIS of Our Work: Creating & Sustaining a Belonging-Based School Environment

Activities are engaging and interactive with the goal of providing a core commonality and strength for supporting socio-cultural identities and belonging. The training will be limited to 35 attendees to provide time for questions and discussion in relation to your specific school/district.

After May 1, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

#equity20-21 Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

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80. Encouraging and Sustaining Parent Engagement for English Learners (EL) Panel

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 5/18/2021

Meeting Times: 5/18/21; 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: 304/305

Families make critical contributions to student academic achievement and social and emotional growth from preschool through high school.
Our panelists will share best practices in engaging the families of English learners (ELs) in classrooms, schools, and communities.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

*Audience: EL teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, administrators

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81. ULS/N2Y Professional Learning Community Meeting - By Invitation Only

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/18/2021

Meeting Times: 5/18/2021; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Workshop
A monthly virtual meeting for teachers/administrators using News2You and Unique Learning System to share successes and challenges, collaborate with others, have focused conversation on a program topic, and to grow in knowledge of how to use these rich resources to support student success.

82. Helping the Early Childhood Student Lead a Whole Hearted Life, for Early Childhood Educators (K1.1 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/19/2021

Meeting Times: 05/19/21; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:30 PM

We want our students to know and understand themselves and others, and to grow into whole-hearted adults who can handle the challenges of life with resilience. Come to this session to learn about the ten Guideposts that Brene Brown, researcher and storyteller, has discovered to living a whole-hearted life, to think about those Guideposts in relation to your own life, and to talk about ways we can support and develop those Guideposts in our early childhood students.

AUDIENCE: Early childhood (PreK-3) teachers of students with disabilities. Early childhood regular education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for early childhood administrators and staff. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video or in pictures to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

83. Computer Science Network Meeting #3

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Computer Science teachers & administrators, Business teachers and administrators,special educators & administrators, STEM teachers & administrators, coaches, and curriculum directors

Dates: 5/20/2021

Meeting Times: 5/20; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Virtual
During this networking event, computer science teachers, technology coaches and curriculum directors are invited to join to share best practices, ask timely questions and network with jobalike peers.

The Focus during this meeting will be on supporting students in blended, hyflex, and in-person instructional models using edtech to support learning for all!

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences on video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.

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#STEM2021
#CompSci2021

84. Introduction to SWIS- CICO

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/20/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

For Chester County PBIS teams working with a PBIS Facilitator: This session will provide a brief tutorial for utilizing the SWIS-CICO application. The first half will be content, followed by Q&A.

85. Literacy Conference 2021

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Regular and special classroom teachers, literacy coaches, reading specialists, literacy coordinators/supervisors.

Dates: 6/15/2021

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 2:30pm (sign-in 8:45am)

Location: Great Hall

Virtual
In collaboration with Immaculata University, this annual conference focuses on literacy and is offered during the week following the last teacher day in Chester County schools. The 2021 topic and speaker will be announced by January 2021.

One (1) grad credit is available through Immaculata University for $150 payable to Immaculata. Visit Grad Credit Details!

Please Note:
2:45 pm: Grad Credit Meeting - those who opt for graduate credit must stay.
After June 8th the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

Note: During this professional learning activity, we may record portions of the learning experiences to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any major objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator. Thank you.Virtual Meeting