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1. Evaluating Online Instructional Techniques using the Danielson Framework for Teaching

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Dates: 7/16/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Virtual
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This workshop will guide participants through the Danielson Framework for Teaching with a particular focus on online instruction and Domain 2: Classroom Environment and Domain 3: Instruction.

At its conclusion, participants will be able to use their understanding of the Danielson Framework for Teaching to examine and improve online and face-to-face instructional practices by accomplishing the following outcomes:

Participants will understand how effective instruction in a virtual environment is similar and different from face-to-face instruction and strategies to create a successful learning environment including:
- how, in a virtual setting, content knowledge and skills for Instructional Technology align with the Framework and quality instructional opportunities for students.
- incorporating strategies to encourage active learning, interaction, participation and collaboration in the online environment.
- incorporating strategies that promote student success through regular feedback, prompt response and clear expectations.
- incorporating strategies to create and implement assessments in online learning environments.
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2. Successful Literacy Strategies for Reading and the Content Areas (Online)

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/17/2020 to 8/17/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Online Course
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This course will provide over 100 strategies each with directions, models, and templates to design effective lessons that scaffold learning strategies with literacy enrichment for every student. When to use the strategy, in what grouping, with narrative or expository material, and the skill areas focused on will be addressed. Graphic organizers and enrichment materials will receive a special emphasis with opportunities provided for developing several tied into the techniques. The activities will be integrated into the PA Academic Standards. Cost includes a $35 materials fee. Materials will be mailed ahead of time. Totally online.

3. Instructional Strategies in the Online Learning Environment Cohort One

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 7/22/2020 to 8/13/2020

Meeting Times: See Description

Virtual
This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace and consider possible applications of the content that align with their own educational beliefs and practices. This course will stretch participants thinking, add to their toolbox of instructional strategies and foster collaboration with peers.

For full details, please review the course overview.

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

This cohort will begin on July 22, 2020 and wrap up on August 13, 2020.
- Virtual Kickoff event: July 22; 10-11am (required)
- Optional Coaching Session A: July 28, 2020; 3-4pm
- Optional Coaching Session B: August 5, 2020; 3-4pm
- Optional Coaching Session C: August 12, 2020; 3-4pm
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Virtual Wrap Up event: August 13; 10-11am (required)

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

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4. Instructional Strategies in the Online Learning Environment Cohort Two

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 7/28/2020 to 8/20/2020

Meeting Times: See Description

Virtual
This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace and consider possible applications of the content that align with their own educational beliefs and practices. This course will stretch participants thinking, add to their toolbox of instructional strategies and foster collaboration with peers.

For full details, please review the course overview.

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

This cohort will begin on July 28, 2020 and wrap up on August 20, 2020.
- Virtual Kickoff event: July 28; 10-11am (required)
- Optional Coaching Session A: August 5, 2020; 3-4pm
- Optional Coaching Session B: August 12, 2020; 3-4pm
- Optional Coaching Session C: August 18, 2020; 3-4pm
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Virtual Wrap Up event: August 20; 10-11am (required)

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

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5. A Deeper Look into Mastery Learning Assessments and Grading

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/29/2020 to 7/30/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday & Thursday, July 29 & 30, 2020; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Virtual
Institute facilitated by Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D.

During both days of the institute, district teams will work on creating their own plans including synchronous, asynchronous and face to face delivery with the guidance and support of Dr. Thomas R. Guskey.

Day 1 - Mastery Learning
Struggling with how to better personalize and differentiate instruction for diverse students? This session describes how mastery learning instructional strategies offer a practical solution that adapts easily to different personal teaching styles, specific classroom situations, and the needs of individual students. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of mastery learning and explore ways to effectively implement these strategies to help more students learn excellently.

Day 2 - The Do's and Don'ts of Grading Reform
Most schools today are reforming their grading policies and practices. Unfortunately, many meet with unanticipated resistance and fail miserably in their efforts. This session describes why these schools fail and what can be done to guarantee a greater likelihood of success. After reviewing key aspects of our current knowledge base of effective grading practices, procedures for implementing new reporting structures are highlighted, including standards-based and competency-based grading, together with policies and practices that should be avoided due to their negative consequences for students, teachers, parents, and schools.

The Act 45 program includes:
2-day Grading & Reporting Institute
September 21, 2020, and January 7, 2021, in person or virtually
Job-embedded work in the form of reflections and documentation of implementation

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after July 17, 2020, will be assessed the full fee.Virtual Meeting

6. Developing Practical Classroom Materials and Ideas for Addressing Multiple Intelligences (Online)

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/31/2020 to 8/24/2020

Meeting Times: Online

Online Course
CPE Course
This three credit course will provide K-12 participants with a thorough understanding of Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences. The book, Seven Kinds of Smart by Dr. Thomas Armstrong will be studied and an instructor-developed study guide will be completed. A major focus of the course will center on developing lessons and activities that incorporate all the intelligences. The instructor will provide sample lessons at various grade levels along with the modeling of lessons. Each participant will develop one artifact for each intelligence and create several lessons. A $35 book and materials' fee is included in the course fee. Materials mailed ahead of start date.

7. Global Awarensess Book Study (Bishop Shanahan only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 9/4/2020

Meeting Times: 5 hours per week from Aug. 3 to Sept. 4. Meeting times will vary.

During a five-week period, teachers will partake in a web-based book discussion. Teachers will read the school's required global awareness summer reading assignment. Teachers will evaluate and analyze the themes of the book in an online forum. On a weekly basis, teachers will discuss and collaborate on best practices for cross-curricular initiatives and integration of the book's themes into the school community.

8. Gifted Boot Camp

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 8/4/2020

Meeting Times: See Description

Virtual
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In order to best meet the needs of the Gifted educators, we are now offering the 2-day boot camp as a 3-part series with asynchronous work to be completed in between our 3 meetings. Each of the 3 synchronous meetings will be required and additional work outside of these meetings will be completed to account for the full 2 days of training.

Our content remains the same: Are you new to gifted education or are you looking to brush up your knowledge and skills related to gifted education? Join us for a 3-part virtual boot camp that will cover the basics of gifted education from screening and identification to paperwork and SDI's.

This boot camp will have required sessions on:
- August 4, 2020; 12:00-3:00PM
- August 6, 2020; 12:00-3:00PM
- August 12, 2020; 12:00-3:00PM

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

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9. Evaluating Online Instructional Techniques using the Danielson Framework for Teaching

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Dates: 8/5/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Virtual
Act 45
This workshop will guide participants through the Danielson Framework for Teaching with a particular focus on online instruction and Domain 2: Classroom Environment and Domain 3: Instruction.

At its conclusion, participants will be able to use their understanding of the Danielson Framework for Teaching to examine and improve online and face-to-face instructional practices by accomplishing the following outcomes:

Participants will understand how effective instruction in a virtual environment is similar and different from face-to-face instruction and strategies to create a successful learning environment including:
- how, in a virtual setting, content knowledge and skills for Instructional Technology align with the Framework and quality instructional opportunities for students.
- incorporating strategies to encourage active learning, interaction, participation and collaboration in the online environment.
- incorporating strategies that promote student success through regular feedback, prompt response and clear expectations.
- incorporating strategies to create and implement assessments in online learning environments.
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10. TregoED's Strategic Tools for Excellent Problem Solving (S.T.E.P.S.)

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: Educational Leaders

Dates: 8/18/2020 to 12/21/2020

Meeting Times: August 21, 202 through December 21, 2020, various times.

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Education leadership will continue to face unprecedented challenges under mounting pressure in the foreseeable future. There is no 'magic bullet' that will give you the answer to the above questions, but, having the right tools can help you meet those challenges. This series of workshops help education leaders build essential skills in collaborative problem solving and decision making. Participants learn practical, systematic methodologies to effectively resolve a school or district's toughest issues. This TregoED S.T.E.P.S. program features skill-building in four research-based, data-driven analytic processes and activities to build practical skills-not just conceptual understanding.

Preview webinar: August 18th - 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Free webinar - This webinar is specifically designed to introduce process tools as a way of helping districts address change and high-stakes issues. It focuses on Situation Appraisal or SCAN as a tool for planning challenges facing schools. This is provided at no cost and will provide a sneak peek into the four TregoEd Analytic Processes. After attending - participants can decide if they would like to continue with the full series of workshops.

TregoED's Strategic Tools for Excellent Problem Solving (S.T.E.P.S.) Series of Workshops
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm, All sessions
September 15th & 29th - Situational Appraisal - SCAN
October 14th & 28th - Decision Analysis - SELECT
November 16th & 30th - Potential Problem Analysis - PLAN
December 9th & 21st - Problem Analysis - SOLVE

11. Evidence-Based Strategies for Helping Anxious Kids to Cope in the School Setting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/28/2020

Meeting Times: Friday, August 28, 2020; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This all-day session will focus first on the normative development of healthy anxiety in children. Next, there will be a discussion of how to identify and address problematic anxiety in these children and teens, as well as a discussion of evidence-based intervention strategies for the most common anxiety disorders in youth. Because research has shown again and again that exposure is THE active ingredient in effective treatment for anxiety disorders, the workshop will discuss exposure techniques. Although there is much in treatment manuals that prescribe 1/4 and sometimes even give examples 1/4 of exposures, very few actually describe the specifics. How do they work for children? How can they be implemented appropriately in the school setting? How do you plan an exposure to maximize learning and success? What do you do if the exposure just doesn't go as planned? This session will address these questions, and a few more, with an emphasis on case examples. Throughout, the session will also address partnering with and supporting parents of anxious students.

Facilitated by Katherine Dahlsgaard, Ph.D.

Katherine Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and is Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology.


CEUs will be available for licensed clinicians. This program is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. As a CSWE accredited program, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for social workers in Pennsylvania and many other states.


After August 20, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 9/14/2020 to 9/15/2020

Meeting Times: 9/14-9/15; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 12/1/2020

Meeting Times: 9/16, 10/1 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

September 16th: Virtual session: Discover the key components of competency-based learning
October 1st: Virtual session: Prepare to explore the current state of student experiences and learning at your school to uncover opportunities to implement competency-based learning
Independent assignments totaling approximately 2 days work through the month of October, with feedback and support provided on request

Virtual Sessions to apply the core activities of competency-based learning:
November 10th - Articulate a Competency, Brainstorm Learning Outcomes
November 17th - Build a Student-Friendly Rubric, Design a Learning Experience
December 1st - Design a Feedback Plan

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 9/16/2020

Meeting Times: 9/16/20, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 9/17/2020

Meeting Times: 9/17; 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Sign-in begins at 12:15 PM

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

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

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

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16. ELA PSSA Text Dependent Analysis - TDA Overview

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 9/17/2020

Meeting Times: 9/17; 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Sign-in begins at 8:15 AM

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

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

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

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17. Literacy Leaders PLC

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 9/18/2020 to 5/21/2021

Meeting Times: 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/11, 1/22, 2/19, 3/19, 5/21 - 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

Virtual
The Literacy Leaders PLC is a forum where district literacy leaders come together for learning, collaboration, and networking. This series is designed to strengthen our collective knowledge by sharing resources, knowledge, and experiences in instructing literacy across Chester County's school districts.

This series is by invitation only, please contact Janine Presloid at janinep@cciu.org

AUDIENCE: ELA/Literacy Curriculum Coordinators or those who function in that role, and supervise regular education teachers, regular education teachers with inclusive settings, or teachers of students with disabilities. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

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

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18. Assessment Leadership Consortium Community of Practice

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/21/2020 to 1/7/2021

Meeting Times: Monday, September 21, 2020; 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM & Thursday, January 7, 2021; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Virtual
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Participants who attended A Deeper Look into Mastery Learning, Assessments and Grading with Tom Guskey on July 29 & 30, 2020 are invited to participate in this Assessment Leadership Consortium.

These two sessions will be a community of practice where participants will focus on reframing the ways their school communicates information about student learning and how to implement effective grading and reporting policies and practices with an emphasis on Mastery Learning.

Note: If you did not attend the original two-day training, please contact Bethm@cciu.org to discuss your participation in this training.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after September 14, 2020, will be assessed the full fee.

19. Fundations® Level 2 - A program from the Wilson Language Corporation

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Grades 2-3 Educators

Dates: 9/22/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Virtual

Virtual
Fundations research-based approach and extensive program materials allow K-3 teachers to confidently present a carefully structured reading and spelling curriculum using engaging, multisensory techniques. It is implemented as a phonics and spelling supplement or the word study block to the core literacy program.

Prevention Model (Tier 1)
The Standard Lesson is provided to all students in the general education classroom (as part of the word study block of the core language arts program) for 30 minutes daily.

-- If Fundations is already provided in a Tier 1, whole-class setting, this strategic intervention consists of double dose lessons for an additional 30 minutes 3-5 times per week.
-- If Fundations is not provided in a Tier 1, whole-class setting, this strategic intervention must include the daily standard lesson plus the double dose lesson, totaling 60-minute lessons 3-5 times per week.

AUDIENCE: Regular education teachers, teachers with inclusive settings and teachers of students with disabilities. Also appropriate for Literacy Coaches, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coordinators/Supervisors, Curriculum Directors, Administrators. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

20. Gifted Network Meeting #1

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 9/22/2020

Meeting Times: 9/22; 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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

This is the 1st of 3 Network Meetings.

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

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21. Identifying Gifted Students

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 9/22/2020

Meeting Times: 9/22; 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Virtual
Does your district have an effective and efficient means of screening all students in your district? Once screened, is there an established evaluation protocol that will find all of the gifted students in your district, including traditionally underrepresented populations? Explore these topics and develop data collection techniques that will lead to an improved evaluation process and present levels of performance that truly demonstrate mastery.

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

#CCIUinnovates
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22. ELA PSSA Text Dependent Analysis - TDA Bootcamp

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/23/2020 to 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9, ; 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M., Sign in begins at 8:15 A.M.

Virtual
The TDA Boot Camp series will be an in-depth look at the creation, scoring, and instructional practices related to the PSSA Text Dependent Analysis tasks. This series will contain train-the-trainer materials and will feature critical skills in responding to a PSSA TDA prompt, the PSSA item writing and hand scoring processes used by DRC, instructional implications for the TDA, and analysis of student work. This series includes and extends our previous PSSA item writing and hand scoring workshops and TDA Collaborative work, with additional resources, instructional materials, and implementation planning time for teams.

In addition to the five full days of team-based training, teams will have a total of three one-hour consult sessions with a CCIU consultant to support the site-based implementation of TDA instructional practices.

Audience: BY INVITATION ONLY. Contact Janine Presloid at janinep@cciu.org Districts may send teams of six teachers which must include at least one administrator, one special educator and/or English Language Teacher. Districts may send multiple teams.

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

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23. US Immigration Law: Implications for Chester County's Undocumented Immigrant Children and Families

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/24/2020

Meeting Times: Thursday, September 24, 2020; 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

While the United States Immigration laws passed by Congress have not undergone an overhaul in almost 20 years, the policies of what undocumented immigrants are an enforcement priority, who should be detained by ICE, who constitutes an asylum seeker, and who is likely to become a public charge have all changed drastically over the past 3 years. These shifts in policy have had dramatic effects on both undocumented and documented immigrant children and their families. These sessions will bring you up to speed on the current legal landscape for many of Chester County's immigrant families by answering some of the pressing questions being asked by educators across the County: "What immigration options are still available for undocumented children and families to obtain lawful status in the United States?", "My student says that he/she is seeking asylum-what does that mean?", "What happens if one of my student's parents is detained during the school day?", "What is the public charge rule and who does it apply to?"

Lindsey Sweet is one of the founding partners of Sweet & Paciorek, LLC, an immigration and nationality law firm. A native of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Lindsey has also lived and studied in Veracruz, Mexico. After graduating from Haverford College, Lindsey worked with the Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program for 4 years where she provided supplemental education to the children of migrant farm workers in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Since 2006, Lindsey has worked defending immigrant legal rights and has been licensed to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2009.

After September 17, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

24. Instructional Practices to Support Newcomers for EL Staff

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 9/28/2020

Meeting Times: 9/28; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, registration begins at 8:45 am

Location: 400

This session focuses on understanding EL students who recently immigrated to the United States. We will explore the importance of valuing and building off our Newcomers' background, language and experiences. Participants will identify strategies and supports for meeting these instructional challenges.

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

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

25. Chester County Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum Directors and Coordinators

Dates: 9/29/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday, September 29, 2020; 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

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

26. Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 9/29/2020

Meeting Times: 9/29/20; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual

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

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

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

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27. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 10/1/2020

Meeting Times: 10/1; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Sign in begins at 1:45 PM

Location: Zoom Meeting

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

28. Fundations® Level K/1 - A program from the Wilson Language Corporation

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Grades K-1 Educators

Dates: 10/1/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Virtual
"Fundations research-based approach and extensive program materials allow K-3 teachers to confidently present a carefully structured reading and spelling curriculum using engaging, multisensory techniques. It is implemented as a phonics and spelling supplement or the word study block to the core literacy program.

Prevention Model (Tier 1)
The Standard Lesson is provided to all students in the general education classroom (as part of the word study block of the core language arts program) for 30 minutes daily.
-- If Fundations is already provided in a Tier 1, whole-class setting, this strategic intervention consists of double dose lessons for an additional 30 minutes 3-5 times per week.
-- If Fundations is not provided in a Tier 1, whole-class setting, this strategic intervention must include the daily standard lesson plus the double dose lesson, totaling 60-minute lessons 3-5 times per week.

AUDIENCE: Regular education teachers, teachers with inclusive settings and teachers of students with disabilities. Also appropriate for Literacy Coaches, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coordinators/Supervisors, Curriculum Directors, Administrators. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals."

29. STEM and Education Innovation PLN

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/1/2020

Meeting Times: 10/1; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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

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

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

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 2/4/2021

Meeting Times: Monday, October 5, 2020 8am to 3pm; Thursday, January 21, 2021; and Thursday February 4, 2021

Virtual
Facilitated by Dr. Paul Ricomini, Pennsylvania State University

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

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

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

BEST FOR: All district staff responsible for mathematics instruction.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after September 18, 2020 will be assessed the full fee.

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

31. Wilson Reading System Introductory Course

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 10/6/2020 to 10/8/2020

Meeting Times: 10/6, 10/7, 10/8 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Virtual

Virtual
"Formally known as the Wilson Reading System (WRS) Introductory Course, this 3-day workshop presents multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the WRS program. It provides hands-on and practical training to teachers implementing the WRS Intervention Model. The Wilson Reading System is now in its 4th Edition. This new edition has been updated extensively and the workshop will focus on using the new edition.

The training includes: Reading research; 10 Critical Points of the WRS; Principles of language structure; Teaching with direct, multi-sensory methods; Program implementation; Group lesson instruction; Blocks 1, 2, and 3 of the WRS Lesson Plan modeling and practice; Student placement; Scheduling; Keys for success and pacing; Progress monitoring; Practice using Wilson Assessments.

Workshop fees do not include the Wilson Reading System Introductory Set. Participants may bring their own introductory set with them or order a 4th Edition Set directly from Wilson Language. An introductory set is not necessary to attend this workshop. Visit this link for introductory set information:
https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/WRS4-Materials-Information-Booklet.pdf



AUDIENCE: Teachers of students with disabilities and Regular Education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for classroom teachers, reading specialists, IST, administrators, and paraprofessionals. Not appropriate for short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

COLLEGE CREDIT: https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/professional-learning/graduate-credit/process-graduate-credit/

Please note: If you have attended the WRS Introductory Workshop in the past five years or are Level 1 certified, you do not need to attend this training.

32. Design Thinking for Flexible Learning Environments

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/7/2020

Meeting Times: 10/7; 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Virtual
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Engage your students with hands-on project-based learning activities through the design thinking process. Guide your students to dive deeper through engaging activities that fosters student inquiry and authentic real-world learning. Together we will investigate the tenets of design thinking through a virtual Start SOLE experience and examine ways to bring collaboration to students in a variety of settings. Join us for a virtual face to face learning experience.

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

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021

33. School Branding Workshop: Discover Strategies to Brand Your District or School

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/9/2020

Meeting Times: 10/9; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wait List
Details:
The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), in collaboration with the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA), is hosting a full-day workshop to help local education agencies understand what a brand is and why it's important.

Learn how to:
- Define your desired brand
- Differentiate your district or school
- Communicate and implement your brand
- Overcome future challenges surrounding crisis or difficult decisions

Audience*:
This event is best for Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Communications Professionals, Building Administrators or Human Resources Directors.

*Limited to the first eight teams

Team Rates (up to six members per team*):
- $250 for PenSPRA members
- $300 for non-PenSPRA members

*Additional fees per member applied to teams with more than six members

Billing:
Rates will show as full price per registration but will be manually adjusted prior to billing once teams have been identified.

34. Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum for Early Childhood Educators (K2.9 C3)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 10/13/2020

Meeting Times: 10/13; 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:15 PM

Location: 302/303

Virtual
The two best predictors of early reading success are alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is the understanding that spoken words are made up of individual sounds, which are called phonemes. The Heggerty Curriculum is a research based program that can be delivered in a Pre-K setting in just 12-15 minutes a day. It's scripted, easy to implement, inexpensive and fun!

AUDIENCE: Early Childhood Educators - This event is not relevant to short-erm and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

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

35. Librarian Professional Learning Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Librarians and Media Specialists

Dates: 10/13/2020

Meeting Times: 10/13/20; 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Virtual Meeting

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

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

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

36. Reading Engagement and the Use of Multicultural Literature for EL Students

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 10/20/2020

Meeting Times: 10/20; 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, registration begins at 11:45

Location: 302/303

How can educators, librarians, and parents help students become life-long readers while also providing access to books that reflect students' experiences? This workshop will explore strategies to bring books alive for their students that represent diverse cultures and backgrounds.

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

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

#Literacy

37. Just Words® - A program from the Wilson Language Training

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/21/2020

Meeting Times: 10/21; 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location: Virtual

Virtual
JUST WORDS provides a curriculum for the study of word structure through the six syllable types in English and the most common Latin roots. It is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. Just Words is based on the research validated Wilson Reading System® and moves at an accelerated pace by focusing primarily on the concentrated study of word structure for reading and spelling.

Just Word PROGRAM MATERIALS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND. However, to implement the program you need to purchase program materials from www.wilsonlanguage.com.

AUDIENCE: Regular education teachers, teachers with inclusive settings and teachers of students with disabilities. Also appropriate for Literacy Coaches, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coordinators/Supervisors, Curriculum Directors, Administrators. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

38. All Students Must Thrive facilitated by Tyrone Howard

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 3/25/2021

Meeting Times: Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; Thursday, January 28, 2021 8:30 - 11:30 am; Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:30 - 11:30 am

Based on Tyrone Howard's critically acclaimed book All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness

Day 1
Spend a full day working with Dr. Howard focusing on operationalizing equity, and discussing challenges students are facing. Among the topics that will be addressed during this first day will be: why race & culture matters, trauma-informed classrooms and implicit bias.

Day 2
This half-day takes a deeper dive into developing knowledge, skills, and strategies that leaders and leadership teams can take to move equity to action. Topics that will be discussed include: expanding and doing equity in schools and classrooms, building relational trust with students, equity-based leadership.

Day 3
The final half-day centers on school leaders and leadership teams identifying 2-3 areas of focus that will guide their equity efforts for the following school year. Participants will develop an outline of a plan that can be taken to their schools as actionable items that will have given timelines.
The current climate in the US in regards to these topics will be addressed.

Act 48: All event participants who enroll in this activity are eligible to receive Act 48 hours

Act 45 PIL: Educational leaders in need of Act 45 hours should enroll for the Principal Study Council, 2020-2021, All Students Must Thrive with Tyrone Howard Act 45 Program

After October 15, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

39. Principal Study Council, 2020-2021, All Students Must Thrive with Tyrone Howard Act 45 Program

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: See Description

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 5/11/2021

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sign-in at 7:45 AM; 10/22/20 and 1/28/2021 and 3/25/2021 and 05/11/2021

Creating a School Culture of Equity for All Act 45 Program

Audience:
Principals and Assistant Principals
Other Educational Leaders who need Act 45 hours form a separate cohort

Description:
The 2020-21 Principal Study Council offers principals multiple opportunities to grow their understanding of how educators of all levels nurture the social-emotional wellness that is essential for all students to thrive. Through collaborative study and discourse on research-based practices, participants learn a critical wellness approach that brings together three theoretical frameworks relevant to equity in schools - wellness, critical pedagogy, and critical race theory. At the October 22 kick-off meeting, author and education leader Tyrone Howard will share his insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners and strategies on how to reach disengaged students and ensure learners feel cared for, empowered and inspired to be their best.

Schedule:
10/22/20 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - All Students Must Thrive - Tyrone Howard - Session 1

1/28/21 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am - All Students Must Thrive - Tyrone Howard - Session 2
Elementary, Secondary & Other Administrators Breakout Discussions and Networking - 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

3/25/21 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am - All Students Must Thrive - Tyrone Howard - Session 3
Elementary, Secondary & Other Administrators Breakout Discussions and Networking - 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

5/11/21 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am - Creating a School Culture of Equity for All
Elementary, Secondary & Other Administrators Breakout Discussions and Networking - 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Book included: All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness by Tyrone C. Howard Lunch Included, 40 Act 45 PIL hours

40. The Learning Transformation: Blended Learning that Works with Weston Kieschnick

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/29/2020

Meeting Times: Thursday, October 29, 2020; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Weston Kieschnick is an award-winning educator, best-selling author, TEDx speaker, coach, husband, and father. He is the author of the best selling book, Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Innovation = Blended Learning that Works, co-author of The Learning Transformation: A Guide to Blended Learning for Administrators and the creator and host of Teaching Keating; one of the most downloaded edu-centric podcasts on iTunes. Join Weston for a full-day centered on key strategies that will improve your instructional game in both the online and face to face classroom. Topics that will be explored include:

Bold School Based on the best-selling book, you'll learn practical ways to combine high effect-size "old school" teaching strategies in "new school" platforms to create remote and in-person learning that works for both educators and students! A session with takeaways for immediate remote implementation!

Breaking Bold Relationships are at the core of a robust SEL plan. Based on the critically acclaimed book, Breaking Bold, you'll learn the 12 habits of master educators who cultivate relationships and fulfill the promises of SEL in the blended learning space. Participants will receive student assessment and self-assessment tools to inform SEL for the entire year!

Video Killed the Classroom Star Synchronous and Asynchronous video instruction lives at the core of face-to-face and remote learning practices. Here are strategies and tools to take interactive video from good to GREAT!

After October 21, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

41. Foundations of Writing: Handwriting and Writing from Text

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/5/2020

Meeting Times: Thursday, November 5, 2020; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

William Van Cleave is the author of three books, including Writing Matters and Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where to Find It, as well as a number of educational tools and activities, William has served as a classroom teacher, tutor, and administrator in the private school arena at various points in his career. Join William for a full-day centered on strategies for teaching writing. Topics to be explored include:

Handwriting: In this workshop, Van Cleave covers up-to-date research on the importance of handwriting to student learners, focusing particular attention to its impact on other literacy skills. He offers best-practice routines on systematic and sequential instruction. Discussions concerning manuscript, cursive, and word processing can be incorporated as well.

Writing from Text: Throughout schooling, students are asked to write from source material. They use informational text to create reports and stories to write argument papers. Before students can write about text, however, they must understand what they are reading. In this workshop, participants explore strategies for text comprehension, including highlighting, annotating, note-taking, several summarizing techniques, and text scaffolding.

After October 29, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

#Literacy

42. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 11/10/2020

Meeting Times: 11/10; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Sign in begins at 1:45 PM

Location: Zoom Meeting

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

43. Unplugged Coding, for Early Childhood Educators (K2.15 C2)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 11/10/2020

Meeting Times: 11/10; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:30 PM

Location: 400

Virtual
Scared to tackle coding with your early learners? Learn how to code "unplugged" while introducing students to the language and process of computer programming. Participants will get hands-on experiences and practical examples to take home and implement immediately.

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

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

44. Designing Quality Elementary School Schedules: Major Focus on Providing Structured Time for Intervention and Enrichmen

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/11/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, November 11, 2020; 8 am - 3 pm

Based upon 40+ years of experience working in schools across the country Dr. Michael D. Rettig, professor emeritus from James Madison University, founder of School Scheduling Associates, and co-author of Elementary School Scheduling: Enhancing Instruction for Student Achievement will outline problems which have been identified with typical elementary school schedules, related general principles for effective elementary school scheduling, provide a process for creating quality schedules, and share examples and templates.

Particular attention will be paid to the following topics:
-Optimal scheduling of "Encore" teachers (PE, music, art, etc.) within and across buildings which provide common planning time for teams of teachers
-Scheduling and organizing an Intervention/Enrichment during which Response to Intervention tiered instruction may be provided
-Preserving large blocks of uninterrupted core instructional time for classroom teachers
-Scheduling support services (special education, ESOL, reading support, instrumental music, etc.)

After November 4, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

#Masterschedule

45. STEM and Education Innovation PLN

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 11/12/2020

Meeting Times: 11/12; 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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

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

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

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021

46. Trends and Issues in Secondary Scheduling: Schedule Structures, Options for Intervention and Enrichment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/12/2020

Meeting Times: Thursday, November 12, 2020; 8 am - 3 pm

Based upon 40+ years of experience working in schools across the country Dr. Michael D. Rettig, professor emeritus from James Madison University, founder of School Scheduling Associates, and co-author of Scheduling Strategies for Middle Schools and Block Scheduling: A Catalyst for Change in High Schools will review a variety of unique secondary scheduling plans.

After a discussion of key questions that must be answered before creating a secondary school schedule, a variety of possibilities will be presented, including the following:
-Six, seven, eight, and nine-period scheduling plans
-The "4-Block" and "5-Block" schedule rotating and drop schedules
-Alternating day block schedules
-The 4X4 semester plan
-The 3X5 trimester plan
-The flexible modular schedule
-Hybrid models which combine features of several basic schedules
and
-Uniquely middle school models including:
*A schedule that provides time and a half in language arts and mathematics instruction in comparison to other subjects
*A schedule that provides equal and but longer periods (@60 min.) for language arts, mathematics, science and social studies in comparison to other subjects (@ 40 min.)
*Plans appropriate for two, three, four, five, and six teacher teams
*Options for delivering exploratory and elective classes

After November 5, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

#Masterschedule

47. Chester County Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum Directors and Coordinators

Dates: 11/17/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday, November 17, 2020; 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

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

48. Essential Literacy Skills

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/17/2020

Meeting Times: 11/17; 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM if held at CCIU, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM if held virtually

Location: Hub

Virtual
During this interactive workshop, participants will receive a brief overview of the core components of reading and written expression. A book tasting will allow participants to meaningfully engage in activities to promote reading and writing, with exciting and innovative ideas to bring back to the classroom! Participants will have an opportunity to explore assessment information to drive instruction and collaborate on differentiated lesson plans to maximize access to literacy for students supported in low incidence programs.

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

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

49. Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 11/17/2020

Meeting Times: 11/17/20; 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Virtual

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

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

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

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Collaborative Zoom Meeting

50. Making Math Make Sense with Greg Tang

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/17/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday, November 17, 2020; 8 am - 3 pm

In this new virtual workshop for grade 1-6 teachers, the focus will be on the most important concepts at each grade level. You will learn how to teach them visually and virtually, and which concrete, pictorial, and abstract models help students most.

You will also have the opportunity to experience whole class instruction virtually, then adopt or adapt the methods you like best. You will learn tips for modeling concepts, leading math talks, and structuring lessons, and show you firsthand the power of digital manipulatives.

Since 2001, Greg Tang has done more than 4,000 workshops, conferences, and author visits. He has transformed schools and districts - increasing understanding, test scores, and enjoyment along the way. Greg's streamlined and sensible approach to math is now a cornerstone of school curriculums worldwide. Greg is the NY Times best-selling author of eight math picture books from Scholastic and is certified as a middle and high school math teacher.

After November 10, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

51. Danielson Framework for Teaching - Calibration of observation skills and evidence

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Dates: 11/18/2020 to 3/3/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 & Wednesday, March 3, 2021; 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Virtual
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Receive focused training on using the Danielson Framework for Teaching to fine-tune and build observation skills by analyzing lessons for quality evidence, alignment of evidence, assigning Levels of Performance, and comparing results to a master-scored evaluation. Calibration helps evaluators build the skills they will need to complete fair and valid teacher evaluations, and through calibration and assessment of the evaluators' evidence and ratings of teachers' practice, will ensure that the judgments made are reliable and defensible. Participants will also utilize evidence to develop reflective questions for the post-conference.

The training focuses on ensuring observers:
-Collect quality evidence
-Activities that assist observers in aligning evidence to the Framework
-Tips and activities to assign the correct Level of Performance
-Using evidence to conduct a Reflective Conference

After November 11, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

52. Student Centered Learning Through Design Thinking PBL

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 11/19/2020

Meeting Times: 11/19; 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Virtual
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Engage your students with hands-on project-based learning activities through design thinking. Guide your students to dive deeper through engaging activities that fosters student inquiry and authentic real-world learning. Join us for a day of excitement, fun, and hands-on learning. Participants will receive a copy of "Hacking PBL" to transform learning in their classrooms.

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

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021

53. Instructional Strategies in the Online Learning Environment Cohort Three

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 11/23/2020 to 12/16/2020

Meeting Times: See Description

Virtual
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This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace and consider possible applications of the content that align with their own educational beliefs and practices. This course will stretch participants thinking, add to their toolbox of instructional strategies and foster collaboration with peers.

For full details, please review the course overview.

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

This cohort will begin on November 23, 2020 and wrap up on December 16, 2020.
- Course will open on Monday, November 23, 2020
- Virtual Kickoff event: December 1; 4-5pm (required)
- Optional Coaching Session A: December 3, 2020; 4-5pm
- Optional Coaching Session B: December 8, 2020; 4-5pm
- Optional Coaching Session C: December 10, 2020; 4-5pm
- 

Virtual Wrap Up event: December 16; 4-5 pm (required)

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

#CCIUinnovates

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 12/8/2020

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

Location: 304/305

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

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

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

55. Oral Language and Authentic Conversations for EL Students

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 12/8/2020

Meeting Times: 12/8; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, registration begins at 8:45 am

Location: 304/305

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

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

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

56. Being a Gifted Administrator

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 12/9/2020

Meeting Times: 12/9; 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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

Virtual
When you are sitting in a GIEP meeting, do you understand all the components of the gifted paperwork and how it is different from an IEP? Are you familiar with chapter 16 Requirements? Do you know what to look for when observing a classroom full of gifted learners? Join us to learn more about what it means to be gifted leader in your school and network with other leaders around gifted education and requirements.

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 12/11/2020

Meeting Times: Friday, December 11, 2020, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

This workshop is designed for middle school and high school general mathematics, pre-algebra and algebra teachers, math interventionists, resource specialists, special education staff, instructional aides and administrators.

Participants will explore:
 Practical ways to increase the success of your students who struggle with mathematics.
 Classroom proven techniques to break the cycle of failure that students who struggle in mathematics often experience.
 Numerous strategies to help students tackle tough math problems with greater confidence.

All participants receive an extensive resource handbook filled with valuable strategies, resources, ready-to-use tips, and tools to implement highly effective math lessons for your students who struggle in math.

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

Includes coffee, lunch on own.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after November 20, 2020 will be assessed the full fee.

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

58. Equity in Assessment & Academics

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 12/14/2020

Meeting Times: Monday, December 14, 2020; 8 am - 3 pm

Facilitated by Megan Fuciarelli, contributor and author for Teaching Tolerance.

Student learning is at the heart of what we do within education - but what does that truly mean? When we look at our assessment practices and our curriculum, are we able to say unequivocally that we are providing equitable opportunities for all of our students? During this session, we will dive into the Social Justice Standards from Teaching Tolerance while understanding how they can be infused into our curriculum and assessments to ensure that our students see themselves in their learning, as well as see (and experience) others in their learning. We will target assessment practices and spend time collaborating with colleagues on how to ensure an inclusive environment for all of our students.

Megan Fuciarelli is an educator and administrator with over 20 years of experience in the social justice realm. Now residing in Michigan, Fuciarelli has spent the bulk of her educational career in the Chicago area. As the Executive Director & Principal Consultant of US2, she works with a team of like-minded individuals whose primary goal is to help Unite Society through equity and inclusion work. In her career, she has served as an educator as well as building and district-level administrator. She has presented for local, state, national, and international audiences in the areas of Restorative Practices, Equity & Inclusion, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and The Whole Child.

After December 7, 2020, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

59. Social Studies Symposium | Inquiry at the Heart of Social Studies

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Middle school and high school social studies educators, curriculum supervisors, building administrators and instructional coaches.

Dates: 12/15/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 8 AM to 3 PM, Snow date: Monday, February 15, 2021

At this conference, participants will engage in collaborative experiences with educators and community partners focused on solution-driven instructional practices showcasing inquiry at the heart of learning. Participants will opt into breakout sessions and explore the community partner exhibition hall. Opportunities to reflect and consider next step implementation strategies are embedded in the culminating activity.

Agenda:
8:00 AM Opening
8:15 AM to 2:00 PM Community Partner Exhibition Hall Open
9:00 AM to 1:45 PM Breakout Sessions with Chester County consultants and educators
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM Whole Group Networks, Reflection, and Application
2:45 PM to 3:00 PM Raffles and Feedback

Best for: Middle school and high school social studies educators, curriculum supervisors, building administrators and instructional coaches.

Coffee and lunch included.

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. Thank you.

60. Instructional Strategies in the Online Learning Environment Cohort Four

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 1/11/2021 to 2/1/2021

Meeting Times: See Description

Virtual
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This blended learning program will allow participants to learn at their own pace and consider possible applications of the content that align with their own educational beliefs and practices. This course will stretch participants thinking, add to their toolbox of instructional strategies and foster collaboration with peers.

For full details, please review the course overview.

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

This cohort will begin on January 11, 2020 and wrap up on February 1, 2020.
- Virtual Kickoff event: January 11; 4-5pm (required)
- Optional Coaching Session A: January 14, 2020; 4-5pm
- Optional Coaching Session B: January 21, 2020; 4-5pm
- Optional Coaching Session C: January 28, 2020; 4-5pm
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Virtual Wrap Up event: February 1; 4-5 pm (required)

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

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61. Completing Gifted Paperwork

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 1/13/2021

Meeting Times: 1/13; 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Virtual
Just as the IEP process involves numerous forms and completion procedures, so does the GIEP process. Explore the components of the required forms for Compliance with Chapter 16, and discuss the information and timeliness needed to accurately complete each.

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

#CCIUinnovates
#Gifted2021

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 1/13/2021

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

Location: Hub A&B

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

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

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

63. Gifted Network Meeting #2

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 1/13/2021

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

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

This is the 2nd of 3 Network Meetings.
Snow Make Up: January 27, 2020

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

#CCIUinnovates
#gifted2021

64. Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively - Days 1 & 2

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators, school counselors, mental health practitioners, social workers, school psychologists, and crisis intervention specialists.

Dates: 1/13/2021 to 1/14/2021

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 302/303

Facilitated by Lee Rush, International Institute of Restorative Practices Consultant

Day 1 - Participants will learn skills for immediate use to strengthen relationships, set high expectations while being supportive, and respond to conflict in the classroom, community or organization. Participants will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability. Participants will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

Day 2 - Devoted entirely to teaching participants to facilitate restorative circles. Circles are an essential process for building social capital, resolving social problems and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment. Participants will learn by participating in circles with other attendees, taking turns to learn how to facilitate.

Best for: superintendents, central office administrators, and teacher leaders

CEUs are available and sponsored through IIRP.

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

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

65. Computer Science Network Meeting #2

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 1/14/2021

Meeting Times: 1/14; 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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

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

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021

66. Social Emotional Learning through a Diversity and Equity Lens

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/19/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday, January 19, 2021; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/21/2021

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

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

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

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

#Literacy

68. ELA PSSA Text Dependent Analysis - TDA Overview

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/21/2021

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

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

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

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

69. Academic Language for English Learners (EL)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 1/27/2021

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

Location: 404

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

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


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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/27/2021

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

New
Engaging Students in Three-dimensional Science Performances

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

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

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

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

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

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

#Literacy

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/3/2021

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

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

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

After January 27, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

73. STEM and Education Innovation PLN

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 2/8/2021

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

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

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

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

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#STEM2021

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 2/9/2021

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

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

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

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

#Literacy

75. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 2/11/2021

Meeting Times: 2/11; 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (registration begins at 8:30 A.M.)

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With Makey Makey, anyone can be an inventor and virtually anything can become a computer touch pad. Join our Makey Makey workshop to enhance the implementation of invention literacy, design thinking, and integrative STEM in your classroom. In this fun hands-on workshop, you'll learn STEM instructional practices, gain access to a Makey Makey multimedia training website and receive your own Makey Makey invention kit so you and your K-12 students can reinvent the classroom experience.

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

#CCIUinnovates
#STEM2021

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 2/17/2021

Meeting Times: 2/17/21; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, registration begins at 8:45 am

Location: 304/305

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 2/17/2021

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

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

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

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

78. Librarian Professional Learning Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Librarians and Media Specialists

Dates: 2/18/2021

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

Location: Virtual Meeting

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

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

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

79. Text Analysis in the Content Areas

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 2/23/2021

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

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

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

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

#Literacy

80. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 2/24/2021

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

Location: Zoom Meeting

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

81. Chester County Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum Directors and Coordinators

Dates: 2/25/2021

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/9/2021

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

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

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

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

#Literacy

83. Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 3/9/2021

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

Location: Virtual

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

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

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

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Collaborative Zoom Meeting

84. Making STEM Accessible for All

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 3/9/2021

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/16/2021

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

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

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

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

#Literacy

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/17/2021

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/23/2021

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

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

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

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

#Literacy

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 3/30/2021

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

Location: 304/305

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

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

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

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

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

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

#Literacy

90. Trauma-Informed Interventions Integrated in the Classrooms

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 4/13/2021

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 4/14/2021

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

Location: Hub A&B

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description

Dates: 4/21/2021

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

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

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

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

93. Differentiating for Advanced Learners

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 4/22/2021

Meeting Times: 4/22; 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Virtual
Chapter 16 allows for 3 types of specially designed instruction for identified gifted students: acceleration, enrichment, or a combination of both. Join us as we explore the what, when, where, how and why of each of these SDI options as well as appropriate differentiation strategies for advanced learners.

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

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#Gifted2021

94. Gifted Network Meeting #3

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 4/22/2021

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

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

This is the 3rd of 3 Network Meetings.

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

#CCIUinnovates
#gifted2021

95. Differentiating Mathematics

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/4/2021

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

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

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

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

96. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 5/4/2021

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

Location: Zoom Meeting

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

97. Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively - Days 3 & 4

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators, school counselors, mental health practitioners, social workers, school psychologists, and crisis intervention specialists.

Dates: 5/4/2021 to 5/5/2021

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 302/303

Facilitated by Lee Rush, International Institute of Restorative Practices Consultant

Effective responses to incidents of conflict, wrongdoing and harm are the hallmark of restorative practices. We dedicate two full days to teaching you how to facilitate a formal, scripted circle process to address racial incidents, bullying, vandalism and other serious infractions. You will learn all the steps required to conduct a restorative justice conference, from determining the readiness of victims, offenders, their families and friends to participate, to running the formal meeting itself.

Even if you will not be responsible for conducting conferences yourself, you will learn how to better address everyday conflict and incidents in your workplace and community. Skills taught include monitoring your own reactions in stressful situations, listening with empathy and creating shared understanding among conflicting parties.

Best for: superintendents, central office administrators, and teacher leaders

CEUs are available and sponsored through IIRP.

After April 27, 2021, the full fee will be assessed for dropped enrollments or no shows.

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

98. Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 5/4/2021

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

Location: Virtual

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

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

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

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Collaborative Zoom Meeting

99. Making STEM Accessible for ALL

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 5/4/2021

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

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

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

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

100. Chester County Curriculum Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum Directors and Coordinators

Dates: 5/6/2021

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

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