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1. EL Leadership Collaborative

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 11/2/2023 to 5/23/2024

Meeting Times: November 2, 2023
January 11, 2024
March 7, 2024
May 23, 2024
2:30pm - 3:30pm each day

Location: ***

This group is for all Title III and ELD Leaders working with multilingual programing in their school/district. Professional development, collaboration with colleagues and PDE updates will be featured at these meetings.

Quarterly Meetings will be held virtually from 2:30-3:30 PM. A link to join will be sent the day of offering. Please be sure to register.

Meeting Dates
November 2, 2023
January 11, 2024
March 7, 2024
May 16, 2024


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



#EL, #multilingual, #ELSpeaker

English Language Consortium

2. Student-Centered Learning Cooperative Network (PreK-12)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 12/6/2023 to 6/5/2024

Meeting Times: - Wednesday, December 6th, 9:30am - 11:00am
- Wednesday, February 14th, 9:30am - 11:00am
- Wednesday, April 10th, 9:30am - 11:00am
- Wednesday, June 5th, 9:30am - 11:00am

Student-centered learning is a national shift in thought and practice regarding the best learning models for preparing next generation students. The Student-Centered Learning Cooperative (SCLC) exists to facilitate faculty and staff engagement in the process of building local capacity to shift towards student-centered learning models, including components such as competency-based grading, blended learning, and personalized learning pathways.

Members in the Cooperative will provide leadership for regional, local, and school planning by lending their input and their examples while receiving embedded professional learning. With a focus on shifting towards student-centered learning, members will establish common cooperative goals and aligned activities CCIU can support, share their experiences, lend their input, and participate in professional learning experiences. The focus of the meetings will be on participant needs and initiatives.

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

Sessions are virtual (except for any in-person meetings, school visits, etc., as determined by participants; locations TBD).

#StudentCenteredLearning

3. LETRS Part II of IV (Blended Series) BY INVITATION ONLY

Program: LETRS Course

Dates: 1/15/2024 to 5/22/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday, March 13, 2023; 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2024; 8:30am - 3:30pm

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This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 1) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain, and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 3 and 4 supported by the manuals and twelve hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the 'Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:

-Unit 3: Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling

-Unit 4: Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

Live/In-Person sessions:

- Unit 3: Wednesday, March 13, 2024; 8:30am-3:30pm

- Unit 4: Wednesday, May 22, 2024; 8:30am-3:30pm

Asynchronous work:

- Unit 3: January 15 - March 13, 2024

- Unit 4: March 18 - May 22, 2024

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.

View more details here: LETRS

#Literacy

4. LETRS Part II of IV (Virtual Live Sessions) BY INVITATION ONLY

Program: LETRS Course

Audience: BY INVITATION ONLY

Dates: 1/15/2024 to 5/23/2024

Meeting Times: 1/15/2024 - 5/23/2024

This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 1) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Only participants who have taken LETRS Part I of IV are eligible to participate in this course. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain, and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 3 and 4 supported by the manuals and twelve hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

Learning will occur as participants explore a full experience with these topics:

- Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling (Unit 3)

- Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition (Unit 4)

Live/synchronous sessions:

- Tues & Thurs, March 12 & 14, 2024 4-7 pm

- Tues & Thurs May 21 & 23, 2024 4-7 pm

Asynchronous work:

- Unit 3- January 15 - March 12, 2024

- Unit 4- March 18 - May 23, 2024

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.

View more details here: LETRS

#Literacy

5. Using Children's Books to Inspire STEM Learning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/23/2024

Meeting Times: 1/23/2024; 8:30am - 3:30pm

Attention educators! We would like to introduce you to an innovative way of teaching STEM subjects to young students. Join us in this session to discover the perfect blend of children's picture books with elementary STEM education. You will learn how to seamlessly integrate narratives and illustrations into your science, technology, engineering, and math lessons. By doing so, you will be able to capture the imaginations of your students and help them gain a solid foundational understanding of these subjects.

Witness the power of storytelling as it brings even the most abstract concepts to life, making them relatable and memorable. Through collaborative discussions, hands-on activities, and creative exercises, you will learn how to use the visual and textual richness of picture books to spark curiosity, encourage critical thinking, and develop a lifelong love for STEM disciplines.

Participants will receive their own copy of one of the Picture Perfect STEM books.

6. A Deeper Look into Grading and Reporting for Mastery Learning, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 2/5/2024 to 6/3/2024

Meeting Times: Online

***Enroll now through April 22nd and start the course when it fits your schedule!***

Administrators and Supervisors

This program is fully online, self-paced with limited facilitation.


Description: The goal of this course is to increase academic achievement by creating grading practices and protocols that best reflect mastery learning and what students know and are able to do while also finding ways to effectively and accurately articulate student outcomes to all stakeholders. The effectiveness of this integration and its impact on student academic achievement is well researched and documented. Educational Administrators and Teacher Leaders will experience, learn, and explicitly implement mastery learning and best grading and reporting practices into their school buildings and districts.

- Earn 40 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through April 22, 2024
- All work for this program must be completed by June 3, 2024

Drop policy Course fee is non-refundable once you have been invited to the course.

#Act45

7. Curriculum Best Practices: Quality Curriculum Alignment and Assessment, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: Administrators and Supervisors

Dates: 2/5/2024 to 6/3/2024

Meeting Times: Asynchronous Work

**Enroll now through April 22nd and start the course when it fits your schedule!**

Administrators and Supervisors

This program is fully online, self-paced with limited facilitation.


Required Text: Ensuring High Quality Curriculum, ISBN-13: 978-1416622796

Participants will: Read and reflect on the Ensuring High Quality Curriculum text, explore the critical elements of a curriculum map, examine their organization's existing curriculum documents through the lens of the intended (written) curriculum, the enacted (taught) curriculum, and the assessed curriculum and apply the information learned creating a curriculum management plan.

Completion requirements: Create a curriculum management plan for your school or district that demonstrates achievement of the identified leadership standards.

Description: The goal of the Curriculum Best Practices: Quality Curriculum Alignment and Assessment course is to increase academic achievement by examining curriculum mapping and maintenance practices through the lens of the intended (written) curriculum, the enacted (taught) curriculum, and the assessed curriculum. The effectiveness of this integration and its impact on student academic achievement is well researched and documented. Educational Administrators and Teacher Leaders will experience, learn, and explicitly implement best curriculum practices into their school buildings and school districts.
- Earn 40 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through April 22, 2024
- All work for this program must be completed by June 3, 2024

Drop policy Course fee is non-refundable once you have been invited to the course.

#Act45

8. Using Grade-Level Standards to Plan Push-In and Pull-Out Instruction for ELs (Insight PA Cyber Charter Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Insight PA Cyber Charter Only

Dates: 3/8/2024 to 4/3/2024

Meeting Times: 03/08/2024 and 04/03/2024; 8:00am - 11:00am each day

New
In this 3- hour workshop, participants will learn about three different co- teaching models, and plan the best way to use these models when pushing into classes. Participants will also have the opportunity to use grade- level standards and a variety of materials to prepare pull- out and push- in ELD lessons that match the grade- level expectations.

9. BELONGING 2.0: A Shared Learning Experience

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: CCIU employees who have completed the Belonging Series

Dates: 3/19/2024 to 4/16/2024

Meeting Times: 3/19/24, 3/26/24, 4/9/24, 4/16/24; all 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Please join us as we build upon Cobb and Krownapple's Dignity Framework for belonging, through the lens of the CCIU's implementation of the Dignity Pledge and our own professional practices. In this learning experience, we will explore case studies, small group sharing, and deepen our knowledge base on patience, openness, listening, and empathy in the workplace.

10. Esports Community of Practice - Esports Education Playbook

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 3/20/2024 to 5/15/2024

Meeting Times: Virtual meeting dates are 3/20/24, 4/24/24, and 5/15/24, all from 3:00pm-4:00pm

Focused on "The Esports Education Playbook: Empowering Every Learner Through Inclusive Gaming"

Are you interested in creating a custom Esports program while also meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners? This book study will bring participants together to review and discuss the steps needed to successfully implement an Esports Program within your own organization. From teaching digital literacy to equity, wellness and SEL strategies, participants will learn, collaborate and begin the steps needed to establish your own Esports program or make your current one more engaging!

We invite participants to be a part of a cycle to deepen understanding, apply practice, and gain feedback from a professional community of learners. Components of the PLC will include virtual synchronous training with the CCIU and partners, collaboration opportunities with other districts as well as continuous and ongoing support.

Note: Participants will need to purchase the book on their own before the start of the workshop. During this professional learning activity, we may capture portions of the learning experiences in pictures and/or video to showcase and market programs and services. If you have any objections to this, please communicate with the lead facilitator.

11. Elementary Math Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Any math teacher or instructional coach

Dates: 4/16/2024

Meeting Times: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

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This network is for any elementary math education professional looking to enhance their math teaching practices. These network meetings will bring us together for a 3 hour afternoon session taking place from 12:30 - 3:30 at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Educators will gain a comprehensive understanding of the most effective mathematical teaching practices that are in line with the developmental progressions and trajectories of children. The sessions will be structured to provide participants with opportunities for professional development, networking with other math educators from across the county, and time to create an action plan based on their newly acquired knowledge. By participating in this network, educators will be better equipped to provide their students with high-quality math instruction that supports their learning and success. The program will cover various Topics and Focus Strands, such as:

- Early Numeracy and Student Learning Progressions
- Developing math fluency by transitioning from conceptual to abstract learning
- Types of assessments, including universal screeners, diagnostic, common formative assessments, summative assessments, and mastery of learning
- Interventions spanning from Tier 1 to Tier 3 and Progress Monitoring
- Problem Solving using rich tasks with low floor, high ceiling approach, and SBI (Schema Based Instruction)

12. PIMS Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/16/2024 to 4/17/2024

Meeting Times: 4/16/2024 and 4/17/2024; 8:00am - 4:00pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Starting Soon
The PIMS Fundamentals course will assist new PIMS Administrators in getting started on their PIMS journey. The course provides participants with an introduction to PIMS, an explanation of the PIMS manuals and calendars, uploading data to PIMS, PIMS Resources, PASecureID, PIMS Reports V2, Submitting ACSs, and Excel file guidance.

This course includes two days of classroom instruction and one day of customized coaching. Classroom instruction includes interactive presentations, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Coaching includes 1-to-1 support with your LEAs PIMS data and Student Information System. Coaching can be broken down into three 2.5-hour sessions or five 1.5-hour sessions scheduled at your convenience. Coaching hours must be used within 90 days of classroom instruction.

#Fundamentals #PIMS

13. Secondary Math Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/16/2024

Meeting Times: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 8:00am - 11:00am

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This network is for any math teacher, coach, specialist or other math education professional looking to enhance their math teaching practices. These network meetings will bring us together for a 3 hour morning session taking place from 8am - 11am at the Chester County Intermediate Unit.

During the secondary-level sessions, educators will participate in a range of themes that have been carefully crafted to improve their teaching practices and enhance student learning. Participants can expect each session to be structured in a way that promotes professional development, networking opportunities with other math educators from across the county, and time to create an action plan based on their newly acquired knowledge.

The following themes will be covered during the sessions:

- Session 1: Student Engagement, Autonomy, and Collaboration
- Session 2: Rich Mathematical Tasks and Questioning
- Session 3: Spaces and Places: Mathematics Classroom Environment and Community
- Session 4: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reflective Practices

14. AI Collaborative

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/17/2024

Meeting Times: 4/17/2024, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Starting Soon
The AI Collaborative for K-12 educators is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to use artificial intelligence (AI) in your classrooms. Over the course of five virtual sessions, participants will explore various facets of AI, including student use of AI, responsible AI practices, the transformation of teaching approaches, and future perspectives. Through interactive discussions, practical examples, and collaborative activities, educators will gain a deep understanding of how AI can enhance student learning, foster critical thinking, and promote innovation.

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

#LDET

15. Crafting Competency: Building Effective Competency-Based Learning Programs

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/18/2024

Meeting Times: 4/18/24; 11:00am - 12:00pm

Starting Soon
This session will delve into the foundational principles of competency-based learning, exploring strategies for designing programs that enhance student engagement and success. Participants will gain an understanding of the key components involved in crafting a competency-based framework. Practical examples will be shared to illustrate successful implementations and participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, ask questions, and brainstorm ideas for applying these principles in their unique educational contexts. By the end of the session, you will leave with actionable steps to initiate or enhance competency-based learning programs within your schools or institutions, fostering a student-centered approach to education.

#LDET #SCL #Workshop

16. Mindfulness for Educators and Their Students

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 4/18/2024 to 5/26/2024

Meeting Times: Online course, participant works on thier own time.

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
Starting Soon
This course is designed to examine the theory and practice of mindfulness and how it can influence both the personal and professional life of a teacher. Basic mindfulness practices, neuroscience, identification of thoughts and emotions, and mindful communication practice will be explored, as well as applying these practices/concepts to both personal and professional situations. In addition, clear connections will be made between how personal practice can inform classroom management and interactions with students. Finally, participants will delve into how this same mindfulness practice can aid in the development of students of all ages. Teachers will be given strategies and techniques to introduce mindfulness appropriately into their classrooms and to begin a dialogue about mindfulness with other teachers and administration.

Required text: Mindfulness for Teachers by Patricia Jennings (ISBN 978-0393708073).

CEUS: PA Licensed nurses will receive certificates for CEUs. Please identify your job title as School Nurse in order to receive your certificate.

Graduate Credit: Graduate credit for this course is available through Immaculata University. Participants that choose the graduate credit option will also receive 3 CPE Credits.

Drop Policy: Course fee is non-refundable once you have been invited to the course.

17. Teachers Building Resilience to Create Compassionate Classrooms

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 4/18/2024 to 5/26/2024

Meeting Times: Online course, participant works on thier own time.

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
Starting Soon
This online course is designed to examine the concept of resilience and how building teacher resilience can lead to more compassionate classrooms for both teachers and students. Specifically, the focus areas of developing mindful awareness, communicating effectively, building community, discovering personal strengths, and cultivating compassion will be explored through the course. The content of this course is relevant to most standards relating to adult professional learning, health and well-being, classroom management, social and emotional learning including developing student interpersonal skills.

Required Texts:
Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar, ISBN: 1119364892
Onward Workbook: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar, ISBN: 1119367387

Graduate Credit: Graduate credit for this course is available through Immaculata University. Participants that choose the graduate credit option will also receive 3 CPE Credits.

Drop Policy: Course fee is non-refundable once you have been invited to the course.

18. CCIU TaC Professional Development Days (By Invitation Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/19/2024

Meeting Times: 4/19/2024

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TaC Professional Development Days are designed for CCIU TaC Specialists only and scheduled throughout the school year.

19. Boundaries in Clinical Practice: Top Ethical Challenges

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/23/2024

Meeting Times: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM with 1+ hour lunch and breaks

Facilitated by Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC; PESI consultant

Boundary issues present some of the largest challenges you'll face as a clinician. How you communicate and interact can be interpreted differently by everyone you interact with as you support students. Your professional liability is at risk by not following clear guidelines and best practices when it comes to boundaries.

This seminar will provide you with answers to the top challenges you face. You'll get guidance on the following ethical boundary pitfalls:
- Social Media
- Email & Text
- Self-Disclosure
- Gifts & Receiving Gifts
- Contact Outside of Session
- Dual Relationships
- Financial & Business Boundaries

Best for school counselors, social workers, school psychologists, case managers, school nurses, teachers, administrators, educational paraprofessionals, occupational therapists and other helping professionals who work with children.

Note
- Enrolled participants will receive an Email Confirmation/Reminder from PESI, Inc. with directions to access the session and handouts.
- Look for an email from customersupport@pesi.com 5 days before the session.
- PA Licensed clinicians will receive certificates for CEUs through PESI, Inc.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy Full fee if dropped after 5/1/24 or no-show day of event.

20. Child Accounting Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/23/2024 to 4/24/2024

Meeting Times: 4/23/24 and 4/24/24; 8:00am - 4:00pm each day, 30 minutes for lunch

The Child Accounting Fundamentals course will train new Child Accounting staff on specific Child Accounting collection information and tasks. The course covers outplaced students, verifying 1305/1306 students' documentation, reviewing policies and procedures related to Child Accounting and registration, 4605s, homelessness, and guardianship affidavits. The course also prepares participants to upload files into PIMS.

This course includes two days of classroom instruction and one day of customized coaching. Classroom instruction includes interactive presentations, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Coaching includes 1-to-1 support with your LEAs PIMS data and Student Information System. Coaching can be broken down into three 2.5-hour sessions or five 1.5-hour sessions scheduled at your convenience. Coaching hours must be used within 90 days of classroom instruction.


#Fundamentals
#PIMS

21. EbD (Engineering by Design)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/23/2024

Meeting Times: 4/23/2024, 9:00am - 3:00pm

The Engineering by Design (EbD) framework is an innovative and comprehensive approach to teaching engineering concepts in the classroom in an inter-disciplinary approach. Educators will explore how engineering design can be integrated into various disciplines, such as science, technology, mathematics, and even art. They will learn how to align the framework with relevant curriculum standards and objectives.

Teachers will also delve into the pedagogical aspects of the EbD framework. They will learn effective instructional strategies to engage students in the engineering design process, foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and promote collaboration and creativity in the classroom. The training will emphasize the importance of inquiry-based learning and provide practical examples of how to implement it within the framework.

Participants will have the opportunity to work on real-world engineering challenges and develop their own design projects. They will explore the stages of the engineering design process, including problem identification, brainstorming, prototyping, testing, and refining. Through hands-on activities, teachers will gain firsthand experience in guiding students through these stages, using appropriate tools and technologies.

By the end of this training program, teachers will be equipped with a solid foundation in the EbD framework and possess the necessary tools and strategies to integrate engineering concepts into their classrooms. They will be able to create engaging and challenging learning experiences that foster creativity, problem-solving skills, and a deep understanding of engineering principles among their students.

22. Low Incidence Networking Community

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Low Incidence Teachers, Administrators, and other staff who work with students in Low Incidence programs.

Dates: 4/23/2024

Meeting Times: 04/23/2024; 8:30am - 3:00pm

Please join the Chester County Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC) for a full day of collaboration and professional development tailored towards educators of individuals with low incidence disabilities.

Location to-be-announced.

23. Charter School Meeting - BY INVITATION ONLY

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/24/2024

Meeting Times: 4/24/2024, 8:30am - 10:00am

Monthly meeting for Charter School Administrators.

24. SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) - BY INVITATION ONLY

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/24/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday, April 24, 2024; 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Monthly meeting for Special Education Administrators in Chester County.

25. Social Studies Educator Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/24/2024

Meeting Times: 4/24/2024; 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Welcome to the Chester County Social Studies Teacher Network-a vibrant community dedicated to fostering collaboration, sharing innovative instructional strategies, and enhancing the overall teaching experience for social studies educators across our county. Our network serves as a dynamic platform where passionate teachers come together to discuss, explore, and elevate the quality of social studies education in our schools. Our mission is to create a supportive and enriching environment for social studies educators in Chester County. By facilitating collaboration and resource-sharing, we aim to empower teachers to excel in their profession, ultimately benefiting the students we serve.

26. Finding Common Ground: Strategies for Promoting Respectful Discourse and Civic Reasoning Across the Curriculum

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers or Curriculum Leaders in Grades 6-12

Dates: 4/30/2024

Meeting Times: 4/30/2024; 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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In an increasingly complex and polarized world, the need for respectful and open discourse in the classroom is more apparent than ever. With the proliferation of social media and contentious public discourse, students are often exposed to conflicting viewpoints without the necessary tools to engage thoughtfully and respectfully. This workshop series aims to address the need for educators to create safe spaces where students can explore complex issues, develop critical thinking skills, and learn to engage in constructive dialogue.

The goal of this series is to equip educators with practical tools and techniques to navigate charged topics effectively, fostering a culture of empathy, understanding, and civic engagement among students. Through interactive sessions and hands-on activities, participants will develop the skills necessary to facilitate nuanced discussions, address controversial issues when they come up in a classroom setting, and promote civic reasoning across diverse subject areas, empowering students to engage constructively with a complex world, while upholding principles of respect and inclusivity.

Each session will be situated around a different focus area but attendees can choose to attend select sessions or the full series.

04/30/24: Virtual - Setting the Stage: Introduction to Discourse and Civic Reasoning in the Classroom
05/15/24: Virtual - Gauging the Terrain: Civic Discourse in the age of AI and Social Media
09/25/24: Virtual - Building the Foundation: Creating a Space for Empathy in the Classroom
10/08/24: In Person - Practicing Classroom Strategies
11/12/24: In Person - Maintaining Discourse Through Dialogue

#SocialStudies #CivicEngagement #Discourse #ELA

27. Wilson Reading System Introductory Course

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/30/2024 to 5/2/2024

Meeting Times: April 30, 2024, May 1, 2024, and May 2, 2024; all 8:30am - 3:00pm

This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System (WRS) and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification Training. This course examines the intensive intervention reading instruction necessary for students in grade two and above with persistent and significant phonological-coding deficits. Participants learn about dyslexia (indicators, misconceptions, neurobiological aspects, and prevalence), typical versus atypical reading acquisition, appropriate student identification and placement, and key components and principles of instruction, including the factors necessary for high-quality program implementation. How to teach phonology (including phonemic awareness), morphology, and orthography in an integrated, explicit, systematic, and multisensory way is demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard ten-part WRS Lesson Plan and practice planning, delivering, and individualizing a WRS Lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson Credentialed Trainer.

Cancellation/no-Show Policy: Full fee assessed if dropped after 4/23/24 or no-show on day of event.

28. Making an Impact: Building Positive Relationships with Your Students

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 5/1/2024 to 6/1/2024

Meeting Times: Online course, participant works on their own time.

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
Making an Impact: Building Positive Relationships with Your Students" is designed for teachers K-12 to become familiar with different ways to create healthy student/teacher relationships through effective communication. Strong and healthy relationships can promote better student learning and increase their overall performance. This course will focus on how to communicate effectively, how to provide a friendly, successful, and productive learning environment, using your words to influence, effective questioning techniques, how to motivate students and give them a desire to learn, to ensure the right climate for learning, become more aware of your verbal and non-verbal cues, using your voice effectively, and most importantly to engage your students so they look forward to your classroom and want to work for you. It is extremely important that students want to listen to you. A bond between a teacher and student can go beyond the classroom and last a lifetime.

Required Text: The text will include the e-book "Effective Classroom Communication Pocketbook" by Richard Churches, to help further our understanding of the importance of student/teacher relationships. This can be purchased through Google Play, or at ebooks.com and vitalsource.com for $9.99 - $12.99.

Graduate Credit: Graduate credit for this course is available through Immaculata University. Participants that choose the graduate credit option will also receive 3 CPE Credits.

Drop Policy: Course fee is non-refundable once you have been invited to the course.

29. Overview of Structured Literacy Train the Trainer

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/1/2024 to 5/2/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday, May 1, 8:30am-3:30pm and Thursday, May 2, 8:30am-3:30pm

This Structured Literacy Train the Trainer session will provide district literacy leaders with the materials and knowledge to deliver a three hour Overview of Structured Literacy training that meets PDE's structured literacy training requirements. Participants will leave with a slide deck that can be customized for district use, activities that accompany the training, and materials that can be used for specific populations of teachers (ELD teachers, special education teachers, etc.)

This workshop is offered at no cost ONLY to Chester County educators who are responsible for providing professional learning related to Chapter 49 and structured literacy in their districts. Educators from other counties will be charged an $150 registration fee.

30. Is AI the End of the Essay?

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/2/2024

Meeting Times: May 2, 2024, 3:30-4:30pm

This virtual workshop is designed for you to explore the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in your specific content area. In just 1 hour of hands-on learning, you'll discover how AI can help you personalize learning, provide targeted feedback, and create your own AI projects to engage your students as it relates to K-12 English instruction. Using state-of-the-art software, you'll learn how to integrate AI tools into your specific lessons. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform your teaching practices with AI.

#LDET #AI #Literacy #Workshop

31. Transition Coordinator Networking Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/2/2024

Meeting Times: Meeting date: 5/2/24
Meeting time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Transition coordinators from Chester County are invited to join colleagues for a networking meeting from 12PM-2PM. Registered participants can attend in-person at our Boot Road campus or virtually. No Act 48 credit is issued for this meeting.

32. Transition Council

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/2/2024

Meeting Times: Meeting date: 5/2/24
Meeting time: 9:00am - 11:00am

A recurring workshop to support transition for Chester County special education students. Guest speakers and Training and Consulting staff will provide the latest updates and developments in the field of transition services. Registered participants can attend either in-person at our Boot Road campus or virtually.

33. Anxiety and Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 5/6/2024 to 6/2/2024

Meeting Times: Online course, participant works on their own time.

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
Anxiety & Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness is a course that guides participants in developing and implementing classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. The ways in which teachers and students react to anxiety and stress will determine the growth (or lack thereof) and experiences in the classroom each day. Mental health is of great concern in the classroom (and the world) as educational, financial, social, mental and emotional pressures can seem overwhelming at times. Teacher and student well-being must first be addressed before teaching and learning can take place. Participants will explore curricula for how to best deal with their students anxiety and stress in the classroom. Participants will also explore scientific research, best practices and the holistic education of the mind and body that we strive to provide our 21st century students. Both teacher and student must maintain a level of self-care and awareness in order to make great academic and personal strides. Participants will develop an action plan to acknowledge and address anxiety and stressors in the classroom so that calmness, awareness, insightfulness and presence are established and academic goals can be met.

Required Text: Participants will need to purchase the interactive textbook (digital or paper) titled Stress Management for Teachers A ProActive Guide by Herman and Reinke, ISBN-13: 978-1462517985

CEUs: PA Licensed nurses will receive certificates for CEUs. Please identify your job title as School Nurse in order to receive your certificate.

Graduate Credit: Graduate credit for this course is available through Immaculata University. Participants that choose the graduate credit option will also receive 3 CPE Credits.

Drop Policy: Course fee is non-refundable once you have been invited to the course.

34. Discovering the Root Cause of Disruptive Classroom Behavior

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 5/6/2024 to 6/15/2024

Meeting Times: Online course, participant works on their own time.

Online Course
3 CPE Credit
In this course, we will learn how to evaluate the underlying causes of many disruptive behaviors. We will receive an overview of various mental health disorders that may manifest in the classroom, along with effective strategies for how to respond to problem behavior. Throughout this course, we will review various social and emotional factors that may contribute to problematic behavior. We will cover topics such as, social skills, impairment and intervention, mental health disorders, anxiety and stress in children, self-injury and self-esteem, along with how to address violent behavior and students in crisis.

CEUs: PA Licensed nurses will receive certificates for CEUs. Please identify your job title as School Nurse in order to receive your certificate.

Graduate Credit: Graduate credit for this course is available through Immaculata University. Participants that choose the graduate credit option will also receive 3 CPE Credits.

Drop Policy: Course fee is non-refundable once you have been invited to the course.

35. IEP Institute Refresher: Transition for Low Incidence Populations (By invitation only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/6/2024

Meeting Times: 5/6/24 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm

This will be a virtual event. All registered participants will receive a link prior to the event date.

36. Child Accounting Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/7/2024 to 5/8/2024

Meeting Times: 5/7/24 and 5/8/24; 8:00am - 4:00pm each day, 30 minutes for lunch

The Child Accounting Fundamentals course will train new Child Accounting staff on specific Child Accounting collection information and tasks. The course covers outplaced students, verifying 1305/1306 students' documentation, reviewing policies and procedures related to Child Accounting and registration, 4605s, homelessness, and guardianship affidavits. The course also prepares participants to upload files into PIMS.

This course includes two days of classroom instruction and one day of customized coaching. Classroom instruction includes interactive presentations, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Coaching includes 1-to-1 support with your LEAs PIMS data and Student Information System. Coaching can be broken down into three 2.5-hour sessions or five 1.5-hour sessions scheduled at your convenience. Coaching hours must be used within 90 days of classroom instruction.


#Fundamentals
#PIMS

37. May PIMS Workshop - Special Education Exits/Transitions

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/7/2024

Meeting Times: 5/7/24 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This workshop will explore how to get your special education exits/transitions organized prior to the end of the school year. Examine common errors and review tips and tricks to having a smooth end of year submission.

Consortium Members receive Free seats.
- Bronze/Silver Levels - 1 Seat
- Gold Level - 3 seats
- Platinum Level - 5 seats

Consortium Members - Please select the payment option - District/Employer Pays. CCIU will verify that your LEA is participating in the Data Governance Consortium and waive your fee. For more information on the Data Governance Consortium, please contact Stacey at staceymc@cciu.org

#PIMS

38. Overview of Structured Literacy

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/7/2024

Meeting Times: 5/7/2024; 4:00pm - 7:00pm

This session will provide participants with an overview of structured literacy, including content related to evidence-based intervention practices on structured literacy, explicit and systematic instruction, theoretical models that encompass phonlogical and phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, decoding and encoding, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and building content knowledge. This training meets the requirements of Chapter 49 and is appropriate for educators who need a foundational understanding of structured literacy.

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

39. Cut Your Prep Time in Half: Using AI as Your K-12 Teaching Assistant

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/8/2024

Meeting Times: May 8, 2024, 3:30-4:30pm

This workshop is a must-attend for teachers and instructional coaches seeking effective ways to combat burnout and reinvigorate their teaching. We will delve into the practical uses of AI technology in the K-12 classroom, demonstrating how it can serve as a valuable assistant in lesson planning, student assessment, and personalized learning. Discover how leveraging AI tools can reduce workload, increase efficiency, and provide new, engaging ways to connect with students. This session promises to offer fresh perspectives and actionable strategies to help you harness the power of AI, turning it into an ally in creating a more dynamic and less stressful teaching environment.

#LDET #AI #workshop

40. OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch Facilitator Add-on Only

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Participants that have previously completed an OpenSciEd curriculum launch

Dates: 5/9/2024 to 5/29/2024

Meeting Times: 5/9/24; 11:00am - 4:30pm
5/29/24; 11:00am - 4:30pm

To be eligible for the Facilitator Add-on Only. Participants must have previously completed a curriculum launch.

The Curriculum Launch for Facilitators aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the OpenSciEd Curriculum, enabling effective facilitation for participants. Participants experience the curriculum firsthand, focusing on teaching and learning centered on students making sense of phenomena. The launch equips facilitators with the tools and information to confidently lead the curriculum. Following the launch, facilitators are prepared to guide professional learning independently.

Facilitators attend two add-on virtual days on May 9th and 29th, 2024, from 11:00am - 4:30pm EST.

For questions about registration or the event, please email us at openscied@cciu.org.

Visit www.cciu.org/openscied to learn more about our other OpenSciEd professional learning services.

41. OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Facilitators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/9/2024 to 5/29/2024

Meeting Times: 5/9/24; 11:00am - 4:30pm
5/15/24; 11:00am - 6:00pm
5/16/24; 11:00am - 6:00pm
5/22/24; 11:00am - 6:00pm
5/23/24; 11:00am - 6:00pm
5/29/24; 11:00am - 4:30pm

The Curriculum Launch for Facilitators aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the OpenSciEd Curriculum, enabling effective facilitation for participants. Participants experience the curriculum firsthand, focusing on teaching and learning centered on students making sense of phenomena. The launch equips facilitators with the tools and information to confidently lead the curriculum. Following the launch, facilitators are prepared to guide professional learning independently.

Facilitators attend the Curriculum Launch for Teachers professional learning. Those virtual sessions will run for four days, starting May 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd, 2024, respectively. Each session will run from 11:00am to 6:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), with a one-hour lunch break at 2:00pm EST. Facilitators will also attend two additional virtual days on May 9th and 29th, 2024, from 11:00am to 4:30pm EST.

For questions about registration or the event, please email us at openscied@cciu.org.

Visit www.cciu.org/openscied to learn more about our other OpenSciEd professional learning services.

42. Instructional Coaching Network

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: 5/10/2024

Meeting Times: 5/10/2024, 8:30am - 11:30am

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.

43. MTSS Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/13/2024

Meeting Times: 1:00pm- 3:00pm

This MTSS Network meeting is designed for district and school administration. The goal is to provide an opportunity to meet field contemporaries within the county to collaborate and share ideas, challenges, and best practices. We want the CCIU MTSS Network to represent a diverse group of educational leaders that want to be a catalyst for change and to make a commitment to working collaboratively with home teams across the county. We want our participants to walk away feeling motivated and equipped to make those changes.

#MTSS

44. Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/13/2024 to 5/15/2024

Meeting Times: 5/13/24 and 5/15/24; 5:00pm - 8:30pm both days.

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18.

45. Finding Common Ground: Strategies for Promoting Respectful Discourse and Civic Reasoning Across the Curriculum

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers or Curriculum Leaders in Grades 6-12

Dates: 5/15/2024

Meeting Times: 5/15/2024; 3:00pm - 4:30pm

New
In an increasingly complex and polarized world, the need for respectful and open discourse in the classroom is more apparent than ever. With the proliferation of social media and contentious public discourse, students are often exposed to conflicting viewpoints without the necessary tools to engage thoughtfully and respectfully. This workshop series aims to address the need for educators to create safe spaces where students can explore complex issues, develop critical thinking skills, and learn to engage in constructive dialogue.

The goal of this series is to equip educators with practical tools and techniques to navigate charged topics effectively, fostering a culture of empathy, understanding, and civic engagement among students. Through interactive sessions and hands-on activities, participants will develop the skills necessary to facilitate nuanced discussions, address controversial issues when they come up in a classroom setting, and promote civic reasoning across diverse subject areas, empowering students to engage constructively with a complex world, while upholding principles of respect and inclusivity.

Each session will be situated around a different focus area but attendees can choose to attend select sessions or the full series.

04/30/24: Virtual - Setting the Stage: Introduction to Discourse and Civic Reasoning in the Classroom
05/15/24: Virtual - Gauging the Terrain: Civic Discourse in the age of AI and Social Media
09/25/24: Virtual - Building the Foundation: Creating a Space for Empathy in the Classroom
10/08/24: In Person - Practicing Classroom Strategies
11/12/24: In Person - Maintaining Discourse Through Dialogue

#SocialStudies #CivicEngagement #Discourse #ELA

46. Instructional Technology Integrationist Collaborative (ITIC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/15/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Instructional Technology Integrationists Collaborative (ITIC) exists to facilitate local faculty and staff networking engagements that bring together regional educational leaders across the K-12 setting (teachers, instructional coaches, technology administrators) with a focus on high-quality instructional technology integration to increase student achievement. With a focus on instructional implications of technology integration, members will share their experiences, lend their input, and receive training. The focus of the meetings will be based on participant needs and initiatives. Subgroups might include:
  • - Blended Learning
  • - Instructional Design / Learning Management System
  • - Competency-based & Personalized Learning


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

47. OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Teachers

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/15/2024 to 5/23/2024

Meeting Times: 5/15/24; 11:00am - 6:00pm
5/16/24; 11:00am - 6:00pm
5/22/24; 11:00am - 6:00pm
5/23/24; 11:00am - 6:00pm

Join us for a comprehensive OpenSciEd curriculum launch to help teachers and educators acquire a complete understanding and practical skills for efficiently implementing the OpenSciEd curriculum in their classrooms or districts. The program is designed based on adult learning research, emphasizing a shift from teacher-led instruction to a skilled facilitator approach in professional learning. With this program, you will gain hands-on experience and explore the best teaching practices focusing on student engagement and problem-solving, making you proficient in navigating embedded resources.

The virtual sessions will run for four days, starting May 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd, 2024, respectively. Each session will run from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST), with a one-hour lunch break at 2:00 PM EST. The program will provide an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and its best practices to empower teachers and educators to implement it more effectively.

For questions about registration or the event, please email us at openscied@cciu.org.

Visit www.cciu.org/openscied to learn more about our other OpenSciEd professional learning services.

If you're interested in OpenSciEd facilitator training, please click here.

48. Peter Liljedahl Event: Fostering Growth in all Students in a Thinking Classroom

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/16/2024

Meeting Times: Thursday, May 16, 2024; 8:00am - 3:00pm

Closed
Facilitated by Dr. Peter Liljedahl, Simon Fraser University

Join us for an opportunity to learn from the author of Building Thinking Classrooms himself, Peter Liljedahl.

In this workshop, participants explore the ways in which the Thinking Classroom framework creates growth for all students while leveraging the powers of diversity present in all classrooms. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, the recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

Team Pricing: $50 discount per person, valid for groups of five (5) or more staff enrolled per LEA. Discount assessed at invoicing.

After May 2, 2024, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no-shows.



#BTC
#StudentCenteredLearning

49. CCIU TaC Professional Development Days (By Invitation Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/17/2024

Meeting Times: 5/17/2024

TaC Professional Development Days are designed for CCIU TaC Specialists only and scheduled throughout the school year.

50. PIMS Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/20/2024 to 5/21/2024

Meeting Times: 5/20/2024 and 5/21/2024; 8:00am - 4:00pm with 30 minutes for lunch

The PIMS Fundamentals course will assist new PIMS Administrators in getting started on their PIMS journey. The course provides participants with an introduction to PIMS, an explanation of the PIMS manuals and calendars, uploading data to PIMS, PIMS Resources, PASecureID, PIMS Reports V2, Submitting ACSs, and Excel file guidance.

This course includes two days of classroom instruction and one day of customized coaching. Classroom instruction includes interactive presentations, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Coaching includes 1-to-1 support with your LEAs PIMS data and Student Information System. Coaching can be broken down into three 2.5-hour sessions or five 1.5-hour sessions scheduled at your convenience. Coaching hours must be used within 90 days of classroom instruction.

#Fundamentals #PIMS

51. Charter School Meeting - BY INVITATION ONLY

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/21/2024

Meeting Times: 5/21/2024, 8:30am - 10:00am

Monthly meeting for Charter School Administrators.

52. Gifted Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/21/2024

Meeting Times: 5/21/2024, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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.

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

53. STEELS Teacher Leader PLC

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/21/2024

Meeting Times: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The STEELS Teacher Leader PLC is a collaborative gathering of educators who share a passion for leading the charge for the implementation of the new PA STEELS standards. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a platform for teacher leaders to discuss and share best practices, resources, and strategies for promoting high-quality education in their schools and communities. The meeting also provides opportunities for networking and building relationships with other like-minded educators, as well as brainstorming and planning for future initiatives. The STEELS Teacher Leader PLC meeting aims to empower educators to become effective leaders in promoting high-quality education and inspiring the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.

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

54. STEM Charter Council

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/21/2024

Meeting Times: 11:00am - 12:00pm

The STEM Charter Council meeting brings together charter school educators and administrators dedicated to promoting excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. The council convenes bi-monthly to discuss and strategize ways to improve STEM programs in charter schools and ensure that students are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the 21st-century workforce.

The meeting might involve exploring new STEM curriculum ideas, discussing professional development opportunities for teachers, and identifying partnerships with local businesses and universities to provide students with real-world experiences. These meetings are driven by the commitment to advancing STEM education and creating opportunities for all students to excel in these critical subject areas.

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

55. AI Collaborative

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/22/2024

Meeting Times: 5/22/2024, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

The AI Collaborative for K-12 educators is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to use artificial intelligence (AI) in your classrooms. Over the course of five virtual sessions, participants will explore various facets of AI, including student use of AI, responsible AI practices, the transformation of teaching approaches, and future perspectives. Through interactive discussions, practical examples, and collaborative activities, educators will gain a deep understanding of how AI can enhance student learning, foster critical thinking, and promote innovation.

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

#LDET

56. STEELS Assessment Institute

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/28/2024 to 5/30/2024

Meeting Times: 5/28/24, 5/29/24, and 5/30/24, 8:30am - 3:00pm each day

Join us for a three-part series that aims to equip educators with the knowledge and skills needed to build a strong foundation in monitoring student learning, aligned with Pennsylvania's 2022 STEELS standards.

During each session, educators will gain an understanding of three-dimensional assessment and how to support three-dimensional learning in classrooms aligned with the STEELS standards. Here's a breakdown of what each day will cover:

Day 1 - Features of Quality Assessments for STEELS Standards
Day 2 - Assessing Rigorous STEELS Learning for All Students
Day 3 - Cultivating a System Where Assessments Work Together to Improve Student Learning

Lunch will be provided.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee charged if dropped after 5/14/24 or no-show day of event.



#STEELS #Institute

57. Who Manages the Management System?: Strategies to Streamline and Improve LMS Management Practices

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/28/2024

Meeting Times: 5/28/24; 11:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop is designed to equip your team with the essential tools and insights needed to navigate the complex landscape of competency-based education. This session will open by delving into the foundational principles of competency-based learning. Then participants will collaborate, ask questions, and brainstorm ideas for applying these principles in their unique educational contexts. By the end of the session, attendees will leave with a clear blueprint and actionable steps to initiate or enhance competency-based learning programs within their schools or institutions, fostering a student-centered approach to education.

#LDET, #Online/Hybrid, #Workshop, #LMS, #Tech

58. Penn GSE/CCIU Mental Health Summit

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teams of 3-6 composed of organizational leaders such as directors of student/pupil services and/or other central office leaders, building leaders, counselors, and teacher leaders.

Dates: 5/29/2024 to 5/31/2024

Meeting Times: 5/29/2024; 9:00am - 5:00pm
5/30/2024; 9:00am - 5:00pm
5/31/2024; 9:00am - 12:00pm (optional day)

The UPenn/CCIU Mental Health Summit equips teams from school districts and educational organizations to improve their school district's mental health capacity.

Taking place over the course of two days, May 29 and May 30, teams will learn how to:
- Develop a comprehensive Mental Health and Development strategic plan for their organizations.
- Utilize the Penn GSE/CCIU Mental Health Toolbox to support student and adult development of - Use improvement science techniques to build effective teams and implement action plans.

Joining for the optional third day on May 31 will allow your team to dig deeper with the facilitators and do more advanced planning for implementation of learned techniques and strategies.

This Mental Health Summit is an excellent introduction to groups that may be considering joining the Consortium for Mental Health and Optimal Development for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Team Pricing
Districts and Schools are encouraged to send teams of 4 or more to receive a group discount.
Individuals - two day cost is $500; optional third day is $150
Team of 4 - two day cost is $1800; optional third day is $550
Team of 6 - two day cost is $2700; optional third day is $800
Discount assessed at invoicing.

At no extra cost, participants will also earn 14 Act 48 Hours for attending the first two summit days and 3 additional hours for attending the optional half day.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee assessed for no shows or dropped registrations after May 15, 2024

59. English Learner Community Resource Expo

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators of EL Students

Dates: 5/30/2024

Meeting Times: Thursday, May 30, 2024, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: ***

Join us for the English Learner Community Resource Expo where we will focus on fostering connections with community organizations to support english learners and immigrant families. We strongly encourage LEAs to send teams to share in the learning.

This Expo will provide participants the opportunity to engage with local community organizations and explore their services.

Participants will
- Interact directly with representatives from Chester County community organizations that support English learners and immigrant families.
- Engage in conversation with organization representatives around resources and strategies to support your teachers, staff, and multilingual students and families.
- Collect resources from each organization highlighting their services to share with families, students, and counselors.

Agenda
12:30pm to 12:50pm: Welcome, Mayra Castillo, CCIU Coordinator of Migrant Education Activities
12:50pm to 1:20pm: Community Organization Introductions, Alana Gerstein, CCIU Multilingual Learner Specialist
1:20pm to 2:20pm: Expo: Booth time for participants with community organizations
2:20pm to 2:30pm: Raffle and closing

Best for teams of teachers, EL coordinators, Curriculum Directors, Pupil Services Directors, building administrators, school counselors and all staff who touch the lives of English learners and their families.


#EL #EnglishLearners #multilingual

60. Structured Literacy ToT PLC

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/30/2024

Meeting Times: 5/30/2024; 12:30pm - 3:30pm

This Professional Learning Community is open only to participants who attended any of CCIU's Overview of Structured Literacy Training of Trainers series in June, July, or September 2023. The PLC provides ongoing support and professional learning related to the Overview of Structured Literacy ToT training already received.

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

61. Coping Skills: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 6/3/2024 to 6/30/2024

Meeting Times: Online course, participant works on their own time.

Online Course
New
3 CPE Credits
Coping Skills: Teacher and Student Wellness is an online course that allows participants to analyze how coping skills can be used to manage daily emotions and stress in the world of academia. There are coping skills that are proactive and others that are reactive. Participants will identify, differentiate, choose and be encouraged to engage in a variety of coping mechanisms. Basic needs must be met and mental health must be addressed before learning can take place. Participants will develop an action plan for both students and teachers (themselves) in order to implement appropriate coping skills so both academic and professional goals can be achieved.

CEUs: PA Licensed nurses will receive certificates for CEUs. Please identify your job title as School Nurse in order to receive your certificate.

Graduate Credit: Graduate credit for this course is available through Immaculata University. Participants that choose the graduate credit option will also receive 3 CPE Credits.

Drop Policy: Course fee is non-refundable once you have been invited to the course.

62. Social Studies Leadership Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 6/4/2024

Meeting Times: 6/4/2024; 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Social Studies Leadership Network will serve as a virtual community for passionate professionals dedicated to shaping the future through high-quality social studies education. The mission of this network is to foster a supportive environment where social studies leaders can connect, share insights, and collectively enhance the educational experience for all students. Key features will include standards discussions, curriculum exploration, best practices exchange and a resource sharing hub.

63. Structured Literacy Vocabulary Train the Trainer

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: This session is open ONLY to trainers who have attended CCIU Overview of Structured Literacy Train the Trainer sessions.

Dates: 6/4/2024 to 6/5/2024

Meeting Times: 6/4/24 and 6/5/24, 8:30am - 3:30pm both days

This Structured Literacy- Vocabulary Train the Trainer session will provide district literacy leaders with the materials and knowledge to deliver a three hour Structured Literacy Vocabulary training that meets PDE's structured literacy training requirements. Participants will leave with a slide deck that can be customized for district use, activities that accompany the training, and materials that can be used for specific populations of teachers.

This workshop is offered ONLY to Chester County educators who are have completed CCIU's Overview of Structured Literacy Train the Trainer series and who are responsible for providing professional learning related to Chapter 49 and structured literacy in their districts. A registration fee of $150 will be incurred for educators outside of Chester County.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Out of county educators that drop after 10/16/24 or are absent for the workshop with be invoiced the full fee.

#Literacy
#StructuredLiteracy

64. Wilson Reading System 3-Day Introductory Course- (Nonpublic Schools Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Nonpublic school professionals/administrators

Dates: 6/4/2024 to 6/6/2024

Meeting Times: 6/4/24, 6/5/24, and 6/6/24; 8:30am - 3:00pm each day

Wait List
This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System (WRS) and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification Training. This course examines the intensive intervention reading instruction necessary for students in grade two and above with persistent and significant phonological-coding deficits. Participants learn about dyslexia (indicators, misconceptions, neurobiological aspects, and prevalence), typical versus atypical reading acquisition, appropriate student identification and placement, and key components and principles of instruction, including the factors necessary for high-quality program implementation. How to teach phonology (including phonemic awareness), morphology, and orthography in an integrated, explicit, systematic, and multisensory way is demonstrated and practiced during the course.

Participants explore the standard ten-part WRS Lesson Plan and practice planning, delivering, and individualizing a WRS Lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson Credentialed Trainer.

65. CCIU TaC Professional Development Days (By Invitation Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 6/5/2024

Meeting Times: 6/5/2024

TaC Professional Development Days are designed for CCIU TaC Specialists only and scheduled throughout the school year.

66. Unveiling Excellence: A Deep Dive into Gifted Education Screening and Evaluation under Chapter 16 Regulations

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 6/5/2024

Meeting Times: 6/5/24; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Embark on a transformative professional learning journey as we explore the intricacies of gifted education screening and evaluation, with a special focus on the regulations outlined in Chapter 16. Geared towards school-psychologists and administrators committed to fostering excellence in education, this session promises to demystify the screening and evaluation process, providing valuable insights into aligning practices with legal frameworks.

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

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee charged if dropped after 5/29/24 or no-show day of event. #LDET #Gifted

67. PIMS Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 6/11/2024 to 6/12/2024

Meeting Times: 6/11/2024 and 6/12/2024; 8:00am - 4:00pm with 30 minutes for lunch

The PIMS Fundamentals course will assist new PIMS Administrators in getting started on their PIMS journey. The course provides participants with an introduction to PIMS, an explanation of the PIMS manuals and calendars, uploading data to PIMS, PIMS Resources, PASecureID, PIMS Reports V2, Submitting ACSs, and Excel file guidance.

This course includes two days of classroom instruction and one day of customized coaching. Classroom instruction includes interactive presentations, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Coaching includes 1-to-1 support with your LEAs PIMS data and Student Information System. Coaching can be broken down into three 2.5-hour sessions or five 1.5-hour sessions scheduled at your convenience. Coaching hours must be used within 90 days of classroom instruction.

#Fundamentals #PIMS

68. Wilson Reading System 3-Day Introductory Course - (Nonpublic Schools Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: nonpublic School professional staff, credentialed, administration

Dates: 6/11/2024 to 6/13/2024

Meeting Times: 6/11/24, 6/12/24, and 6/13/24; 8:30am - 3:00pm each day

This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System (WRS) and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification Training. This course examines the intensive intervention reading instruction necessary for students in grade two and above with persistent and significant phonological-coding deficits. Participants learn about dyslexia (indicators, misconceptions, neurobiological aspects, and prevalence), typical versus atypical reading acquisition, appropriate student identification and placement, and key components and principles of instruction, including the factors necessary for high-quality program implementation. How to teach phonology (including phonemic awareness), morphology, and orthography in an integrated, explicit, systematic, and multisensory way is demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard ten-part WRS Lesson Plan and practice planning, delivering, and individualizing a WRS Lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson Credentialed Trainer.

69. AI Resource Roundup

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 6/12/2024

Meeting Times: June 12, 2024; 3:00pm-4:00pm

Get ready to attend the digital rodeo with the "AI Resource Roundup" 1/4 a workshop designed exclusively for K-12 educators looking to infuse their classrooms with the magic of Artificial Intelligence (AI)! Join us as we lead you through a whirlwind of AI tools, from virtual tutors to adaptive learning platforms, promising to turn your teaching game from "meh" to "mind-blowing." Dive into live demos, share stories, and leave armed with a virtual swag bag of curated resources. Saddle up for a journey into the future of education.

#LDET #AI #Workshop

70. PSEL Network Quarterly Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Esports coaches/enthusiasts across PA

Dates: 6/13/2024

Meeting Times: 6/13/24; 3:00pm - 4:00pm

PSEL will host quarterly meetings where esports coaches and/or enthusiasts can join to discuss current trends in esports. This is a great opportunity to gain new knowledge in the realm of esports, and to network with like-minded individuals to improve esports programs across PA.

#STEM2425
#ESPORTS2425

71. Building Level Implementation of Structured Literacy for Administrators, Act 45

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: Central office administration, principals, vice-principals, department leaders

Dates: 6/17/2024 to 6/18/2024

Meeting Times: Monday June 17 and Tuesday June 18, 2024, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Gather your teams and join us for an engaging and insightful series on Building Level Implementation of Structured Literacy. During this two-day series participants will learn about key areas that ensure a school system is prepared to implement structured literacy. Based on those key areas teams will make informed decisions in order for all students to make growth from the implementation of structured literacy.

Pending approval for 25 Act 45 PIL hours



Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee assessed for drops after 6/1/2024 or no-shows.

#leadership#act45 #literacy

72. OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Facilitators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 6/19/2024 to 7/1/2024

Meeting Times: 6/19/24; 10:00am - 3:30pm
6/24/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
6/25/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
6/26/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
6/27/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
7/1/24; 10:00am - 3:30pm

The Curriculum Launch for Facilitators aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the OpenSciEd Curriculum, enabling effective facilitation for participants. Participants experience the curriculum firsthand, focusing on teaching and learning centered on students making sense of phenomena. The launch equips facilitators with the tools and information to confidently lead the curriculum. Following the launch, facilitators are prepared to guide professional learning independently.

Facilitators attend the Curriculum Launch for Teachers professional learning. The sessions will run for four days, June 24th - 27th, 2024. Each session will run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). The program will provide an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and its best practices to empower teachers and educators to implement it more effectively. Facilitators will also attend two additional days on June 19th and July 1st, 2024, from 10:00am to 3:30pm EST.

For questions about registration or the event, please email us at openscied@cciu.org. Visit www.cciu.org/openscied to learn more about our other OpenSciEd professional learning services. Lunch will be provided.

73. OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Teachers

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 6/24/2024 to 6/27/2024

Meeting Times: 6/24/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
6/25/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
6/26/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
6/27/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm

Join us for a comprehensive OpenSciEd curriculum launch to help teachers and educators acquire a complete understanding and practical skills for efficiently implementing the OpenSciEd curriculum in their classrooms or districts. The program is designed based on adult learning research, emphasizing a shift from teacher-led instruction to a skilled facilitator approach in professional learning. With this program, you will gain hands-on experience and explore the best teaching practices focusing on student engagement and problem-solving, making you proficient in navigating embedded resources.

The sessions will run for four days, June 24th - 27th, 2024. Each session will run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). The program will provide an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and its best practices to empower teachers and educators to implement it more effectively.

For questions about registration or the event, please email us at openscied@cciu.org.

Visit www.cciu.org/openscied to learn more about our other OpenSciEd professional learning services.

Lunch will be provided.

If you're interested in the OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Facilitators please click here.

74. Child Accounting Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 6/25/2024 to 6/26/2024

Meeting Times: 6/25/24 and 6/26/24; 8:00am - 4:00pm each day, 30 minutes for lunch

The Child Accounting Fundamentals course will train new Child Accounting staff on specific Child Accounting collection information and tasks. The course covers outplaced students, verifying 1305/1306 students' documentation, reviewing policies and procedures related to Child Accounting and registration, 4605s, homelessness, and guardianship affidavits. The course also prepares participants to upload files into PIMS.

This course includes two days of classroom instruction and one day of customized coaching. Classroom instruction includes interactive presentations, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Coaching includes 1-to-1 support with your LEAs PIMS data and Student Information System. Coaching can be broken down into three 2.5-hour sessions or five 1.5-hour sessions scheduled at your convenience. Coaching hours must be used within 90 days of classroom instruction.


#Fundamentals
#PIMS

75. Policy Pioneers: Surveying Current Practices around AI Policy in K-12 Educational Settings

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/9/2024

Meeting Times: July 9, 2024, 10:30-11:30am

Designed for principals and central administrators, this workshop offers a comprehensive look into the emerging world of AI policy in K-12 education. We will explore current practices, guidelines, and ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in educational settings. This session provides an opportunity to understand the landscape of AI policy, discuss its implications on teaching and learning, and brainstorm proactive strategies for policy development in your own districts. Engage with fellow leaders to share insights, challenges, and best practices, positioning yourself at the forefront of AI policy implementation in education.

#LDET #AI #workshop

76. Unveiling Excellence: A Deep Dive into Gifted Education Screening and Evaluation under Chapter 16 Regulations

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/17/2024

Meeting Times: 7/17/24; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Embark on a transformative professional learning journey as we explore the intricacies of gifted education screening and evaluation, with a special focus on the regulations outlined in Chapter 16. Geared towards school-psychologists and administrators committed to fostering excellence in education, this session promises to demystify the screening and evaluation process, providing valuable insights into aligning practices with legal frameworks.

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

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee charged if dropped after 7/10/24 or no-show day of event.

#LDET #Gifted

77. AI Guidelines Development Workshop

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/18/2024

Meeting Times: 10:30am - 11:30am

This workshop is a targeted follow-up session for school administrators and central office staff who participated in the "Policy Pioneers" workshop on 7/9/24. In this hour-long interactive session, participants collaborate with our team to refine and shape their own AI guidelines. The focus is on practical implementation, allowing attendees to apply insights gained from the initial workshop to their specific educational contexts. The workshop provides a platform for personalized feedback, ensuring that participants leave with well-informed and actionable AI guidelines tailored to their schools or districts. Join us to transform discussions into proactive strategies, positioning your educational institution at the forefront of AI guideline implementation.

#LDET #AI #Workshop

78. Navigating Gifted Education: Understanding Chapter 16 Regulations for School Administrators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/24/2024

Meeting Times: 7/24/24; 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us for an engaging and informative professional learning session tailored exclusively for school administrators seeking a comprehensive understanding of gifted education and the pivotal Chapter 16 regulations. Designed to empower school leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to support and enhance gifted education programs within their institutions, this session promises to be an invaluable investment in your professional development.

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

Cancellation/No-show Policy: full fee charged if dropped after 7/17/24 or no-show day of event.

#LDET #giftededucation #gifted

79. OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Facilitators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/12/2024

Meeting Times: 7/29/24; 10:00am - 3:30pm
8/5/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
8/6/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
8/7/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
8/8/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
8/12/24; 10:00am - 3:30pm

The Curriculum Launch for Facilitators aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the OpenSciEd Curriculum, enabling effective facilitation for participants. Participants experience the curriculum firsthand, focusing on teaching and learning centered on students making sense of phenomena. The launch equips facilitators with the tools and information to confidently lead the curriculum. Following the launch, facilitators are prepared to guide professional learning independently.

Facilitators attend the Curriculum Launch for Teachers professional learning. The sessions will run for four days, August 5th - 8th, 2024. Each session will run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). The program will provide an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and its best practices to empower teachers and educators to implement it more effectively. Facilitators will also attend two additional days on July 29th and August 12th, 2024, from 10:00am to 3:30pm EST.

For questions about registration or the event, please email us at openscied@cciu.org. Visit www.cciu.org/openscied to learn more about our other OpenSciEd professional learning services. Lunch will be provided.

80. Unlocking Opportunities: A Sneak Peek into the CCIU's 24-25 Learning Design & EdTech Offerings

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/29/2024

Meeting Times: 10:30am - 11:30am

This complimentary workshop is specially crafted for principals and central administrators, offering a preview of the various support and development programs available for the upcoming school year. We'll provide a comprehensive overview of our tailored workshops, training sessions, and resource materials designed to enhance educational leadership and classroom effectiveness. This session is an ideal platform to understand how our offerings align with your school's or district's goals, allowing you to make informed decisions about professional development opportunities. Join us for an interactive and informative session that will help you map out a path for success in the 2024-2025 school year, leveraging our expertise to enrich your educational community.

#LDET

81. OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Teachers

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 8/8/2024

Meeting Times: 8/5/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
8/6/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
8/7/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm
8/8/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm

Join us for a comprehensive OpenSciEd curriculum launch to help teachers and educators acquire a complete understanding and practical skills for efficiently implementing the OpenSciEd curriculum in their classrooms or districts. The program is designed based on adult learning research, emphasizing a shift from teacher-led instruction to a skilled facilitator approach in professional learning. With this program, you will gain hands-on experience and explore the best teaching practices focusing on student engagement and problem-solving, making you proficient in navigating embedded resources.

The sessions will run for four days, August 5th - 8th, 2024. Each session will run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). The program will provide an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and its best practices to empower teachers and educators to implement it more effectively.

For questions about registration or the event, please email us at openscied@cciu.org.

Visit www.cciu.org/openscied to learn more about our other OpenSciEd professional learning services.

Lunch will be provided.

If you're interested in the OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Facilitators please click here.

82. Gifted Boot Camp

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers, Gifted administrators

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

Meeting Times: 08/06/2024, 08/07/2024, and 08/08/2024; 12:00pm - 3:00pm each day

Whether you're a newcomer to gifted education or aiming to enhance your expertise, our 3-part boot camp offers a tailored journey through the essentials-from screening and identification to paperwork and SDIs. Combining interactive live sessions with flexible asynchronous work, this comprehensive series ensures a deep understanding at your own pace.

To earn full credit, commitment to all three sessions is a must. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your skills and knowledge in gifted education with our immersive and convenient boot camp experience.

#LDET
#Gifted

83. AI As Computational Workshop

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators

Dates: 8/7/2024

Meeting Times: 8/7/2024; 8:30am - 12:30pm

This workshop will focus on ways to utilize Artificial Intelligence tools in conjunction with computational thinking. Educators will explore a variety of AI resources that could impact the way in which they view artificial intelligence in a school/classroom setting. Participants will be able to leave this workshop with a more profound knowledge of AI and how it can relate to computational thinking to enhance their instructional practices.

#STEM2425
#CS2425

84. August PIMS Workshop - Start of Year for PIMS

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: 8/13/2024; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Enhance your calendar management skills with our workshop, where we'll delve into effective strategies for organizing your PIMS calendar. Discover invaluable tips and tricks to bridge the communication gap between PIMS administrators and data owners. In addition, we will conduct a detailed review of a comprehensive PIMS checklist designed specifically for Collection 1 - October 1 staff and student submissions. Don't miss the opportunity to attend this informative session that will set the tone for a successful start to the year with your PIMS reporting.

#PIMS

85. PSEL Network Quarterly Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Esports coaches/enthusiasts across PA

Dates: 8/13/2024

Meeting Times: 8/13/24; 3:00pm - 4:00pm

PSEL will host quarterly meetings where esports coaches and/or enthusiasts can join to discuss current trends in esports. This is a great opportunity to gain new knowledge in the realm of esports, and to network with like-minded individuals to improve esports programs across PA.

#STEM2425
#ESPORTS2425

86. Cut Your Prep in Half: Using AI as Your K-12 Teaching Assistant

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/15/2024

Meeting Times: 8/15/24; 1:00pm - 2:00pm

This workshop is a must-attend for teachers and instructional coaches seeking effective ways to combat burnout and reinvigorate their teaching. We will delve into the practical uses of AI technology in the K-12 classroom, demonstrating how it can serve as a valuable assistant in lesson planning, student assessment, and personalized learning. Discover how leveraging AI tools can reduce workload, increase efficiency, and provide new, engaging ways to connect with students. This session promises to offer fresh perspectives and actionable strategies to help you harness the power of AI, turning it into an ally in creating a more dynamic and less stressful teaching environment.

#LDET
#AI
#Workshop

87. Student-Centered Learning Cooperative Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 administrators and other education leaders

Dates: 8/15/2024

Meeting Times: 8/15/24; 9:30am - 11:00am

Members in the Cooperative will provide leadership for regional, local, and school planning by lending their input and their examples while receiving embedded professional learning. With a focus on shifting towards student-centered learning, members will establish common cooperative goals and aligned activities CCIU can support, share their experiences, lend their input, and participate in professional learning experiences. The focus of the meetings will be on participant needs and initiatives.

#LDET
#SCL
#Network

88. AI Resource Roundup

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/19/2024

Meeting Times: 8/19/24; 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Get ready to attend the digital rodeo with the "AI Resource Roundup" 1/4 a workshop designed exclusively for K-12 educators looking to infuse their classrooms with the magic of Artificial Intelligence (AI)! Join us as we lead you through a whirlwind of AI tools, from virtual tutors to adaptive learning platforms, promising to turn your teaching game from "meh" to "mind-blowing." Dive into live demos, share stories, and leave armed with a virtual swag bag of curated resources. Saddle up for a journey into the future of education.

#LDET
#AI
#Workshop

89. Level K Fundations Launch Workship- (Nonpublic Schools Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: nonpublic school administrators/professionals

Dates: 8/20/2024

Meeting Times: 8/20/2024; 9:00am - 2:30pm

Wilson Fundations® is a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations Level K Launch Workshop- Introduces instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Kindergarten teachers will learn to use Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, as well as expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

90. Fundations Level 1 Launch Workshop- (Nonpublic Schools Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Nonpublic School professionals/administrators

Dates: 8/21/2024

Meeting Times: 8/21/2024; 9:00am - 2:30pm

Fundations Level 1 Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences.

Wilson Fundations® is a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

91. Level 2 Fundations Launch Workshop (Nonpublic Schools Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Nonpublic School professionals/administrators

Dates: 8/22/2024

Meeting Times: 8/22/2024; 9:00am - 2:30pm

Fundations Level 2 reinforces the skills taught in Level 1. In addition to learning more complex word structures for decoding and encoding, Level 2 students also work on fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Wilson Fundations® is a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including: phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

92. Instructional Technology Integrationist Collaborative (ITIC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: teachers, instructional coaches, technology administrators

Dates: 9/3/2024

Meeting Times: 9/3/2024; 3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Instructional Technology Integrationists Collaborative (ITIC) exists to facilitate local faculty and staff networking engagements that bring together regional educational leaders across the K-12 setting (teachers, instructional coaches, technology administrators) with a focus on high-quality instructional technology integration to increase student achievement. With a focus on instructional implications of technology integration, members will share their experiences, lend their input, and receive training. The focus of the meetings will be based on participant needs and initiatives.

Subgroups might include:
- Blended Learning
- Instructional Design / Learning Management System
- Competency-based & Personalized Learning


93. Book Study: Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers, Instruction and Technology Coaches, and Curriculum Directors

Dates: 9/10/2024 to 12/10/2024

Meeting Times: 9/10/24, 10/8/24, 11/12/24, and 12/10/24; 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Focused on "Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens". Today, a majority of jobs require digital skills. Are our students graduating with the habits necessary to successfully enter and remain in a future career? In "Redefining Geek", Cassidy Puckett, a previous K-12 technology teacher, overturns the stereotypes around the digitally savvy and identifies the habits that can help everyone cultivate their inner geek. Together we will discuss how to infuse our takeaways to reshape educational approaches, champion inclusivity, and contribute to a more equitable future in technology education.

Required Materials: Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens by Cassidy Puckett.

#LDET
#STEM
#STEAM
#Technology
#DigitalLearning
#Career

94. September PIMS Workshop - Grad/Drop

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/10/2024

Meeting Times: 9/10/2024; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join our Grad/Drop workshop as we delve into the comprehensive process of preparing and analyzing graduate and dropout counts, along with how to calculate cohort graduation rates. This session is designed to equip you with valuable insights, providing tips and tricks, and sample external resources to enhance data accuracy. We'll navigate through sample PIMS reports related to the collection, offering practical guidance so you can fully prepare your LEAs Grad/Drop counts. Additionally, we'll conduct a thorough review of ODQ emails, ensuring you have the tools and knowledge needed for a seamless submission. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your proficiency in data examination and preparation!

#PIMS

95. Humanities in the Age of AI

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers (English and History), Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/12/2024

Meeting Times: 9/12/24; 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Unlock the potential of artificial intelligence in your Humanities instruction with this immersive virtual workshop. In a single hour, delve into the ways AI can enhance literature analysis, historical research, and cultural exploration. Learn to integrate AI tools that cater specifically to the nuances of Humanities subjects, empowering you to offer personalized learning experiences, targeted feedback, and even create your own AI-driven projects. Immerse yourself in cutting-edge software designed to seamlessly blend AI into your lessons, and revolutionize your approach to teaching the Humanities.

#ELA
#History
#Workshop
#AI
#LDET

96. Wilson Reading System ® (WRS) Level I Certification with Web Practicum Fall 2024 Cohort

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators who have taken the WRS Introductory Course within the last 5 years.

Dates: 9/16/2024 to 8/15/2025

Meeting Times: 9/16/2024 - 8/15/2025

The WRS Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with language based learning disabilities. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson Reading System or WRS lesson plan, including multi-sensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive professional learning and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with fidelity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 65-lesson practicum that includes demonstrations, five observations, and feedback from a Wilson Credentialed Trainer.

This path to Wilson Reading System (WRS) Level I Certification involves online coursework and live, web practicum observations with a Wilson Credentialed Trainer. Participants should be comfortable with the use of computers.

Prerequisites
Participants must have a Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field and have completed the WRS Introductory Course within the last 5 years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements and an additional standardized normed reading test with subtest that compare word attack to comprehension skills. It is highly recommended that you have a practicum student in mind who appears to fit the selection criteria.

For more information about WRS Level I Certification click here.

97. All I See Is Buzzwords: Framing Contemporary Instructional Models in the Student-Centered Learning Framework (Part 1/3 of SCL for Admin Series)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 building and district administrators

Dates: 9/17/2024

Meeting Times: 9/17/2024; 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for a practical and insightful workshop tailored for teachers and instructional coaches. In this session, we'll break down the key elements of student-centered learning frameworks, including project-based, problem-based, and competency-based approaches. Learn how to integrate these methods into your classroom to enhance student engagement and understanding.

#LDET
#SCL
#Workshop

98. Gifted Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers, educators

Dates: 9/17/2024

Meeting Times: 9/17/24; 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Unlock the power of collaboration within the Gifted Network, where educators converge to explore and strategize on the dynamic landscape of federal, state, and local policies shaping gifted services. Immerse yourself in a meeting format that seamlessly blends updates on crucial gifted issues and professional development insights. The majority of our time is dedicated to fostering an open dialogue, providing a platform for spirited discussions and collaborative GIEP development, all under the guidance and support of your fellow gifted educators.

Join us as we elevate the discourse and empower each other to navigate the ever-evolving realm of gifted education.

#LDET
#Gifted

99. Structured Literacy TOT PLC

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/17/2024

Meeting Times: 9/17/24; 8:30am - 3:30pm

This Professional Learning Community intended for participants who attended any of CCIU's Overview of Structured Literacy Training of Trainers series. The morning session of the Professional Learning Community will provide ongoing support and professional learning related to supporting Structured Literacy training implementation in districts and LEAs. The afternoon will be available for team implementation work and consultation with the CCIU IES Literacy Team.

This Professional Learning Community is open ONLY to participants who attended any of CCIU's Overview of Structured Literacy Training of Trainers series.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Out of county educators that drop after 9/7/24 or are absent for the workshop with be invoiced the full fee.

#Literacy
#StructuredLiteracy

100. Wilson Reading System Introductory Course

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/17/2024 to 9/19/2024

Meeting Times: September 17, 2024, September 18, 2024, and September 19, 2024; all 8:30am - 3:00pm

This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System (WRS) and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification Training. This course examines the intensive intervention reading instruction necessary for students in grade two and above with persistent and significant phonological-coding deficits. Participants learn about dyslexia (indicators, misconceptions, neurobiological aspects, and prevalence), typical versus atypical reading acquisition, appropriate student identification and placement, and key components and principles of instruction, including the factors necessary for high-quality program implementation. How to teach phonology (including phonemic awareness), morphology, and orthography in an integrated, explicit, systematic, and multisensory way is demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard ten-part WRS Lesson Plan and practice planning, delivering, and individualizing a WRS Lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson Credentialed Trainer.

Course Objectives
-Define dyslexia and understand its prevalence and impact on the acquisition of reading skills and cognitive processes
-Explain the process of identifying students with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia, or other characteristics that indicate the need for intensive, multisensory instruction with the WRS.
-Understand the Response to Intervention (RTI) model and how to implement it.
-Demonstrate understanding of the WRS Principles of Instruction: direct, explicit, structured, sequential, integrated, multisensory, synthetic, analytical, diagnostic, prescriptive, mastery/automaticity, cumulative, metacognitive, and emotionally sound.
-Identify the components and procedures for Lesson Block 1 (word study/foundational reading skills), Lesson Block 2 (spelling/foundational writing skills), and Lesson Block 3 (fluency/comprehension) of the WRS Lesson Plan.
-Practice and prepare a ten-part WRS Lesson Plan.

101. STEELS Assessment for Administrators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Administrators

Dates: 9/18/2024 to 11/20/2024

Meeting Times: 9/18/24, 10/16/24 & 11/20/24; 9:00am - 3:00pm

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Three part series of professional learning for building a strong foundation in monitoring student learning aligned with Pennsylvania's 2022 STEELS standard. Each day helps administrators to understand the three-dimensional learning as well as supporting three dimensional assessments in classrooms aligned to the STEELS Standards.

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