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1. Using Children's Books to Inspire STEM Learning

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 1/23/2024

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

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

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

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

2. MTSS Framework for Principals and School Leaders, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 5/6/2024 to 6/30/2024

Meeting Times: Online

**Enroll now through May 15th and start the course when it fits in your schedule!**

Administrators and Supervisors

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


The MTSS Framework for Principals and School Leaders program is designed to provide principals and school leaders with an understanding of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)framework and how to set up appropriate action steps that will reduce barriers for student learning, growth, and success. Through course content, leaders will explore the MTSS framework through means of engagement, representation, action, and expression. This program will provide the opportunity for leaders to establish a framework that empowers all educators to meet goals with a tiered support to the right student at the right time.

The major ideas of the course are:
- School leaders will be able to define and display a solid understanding of the MTSS framework, how it relates to other student support frameworks (RTI and PBIS), and how to center equitable practices and the whole child.
- School leaders will assess their current MTSS framework through the lens of their district/building using the Needs Assessment.
- Understanding how to use the baseline data from the Needs Assessment in order to develop a plan of action for MTSS implementation and how to improve its effectiveness.
- Build a school or district-wide tiered intervention menu that includes academic and behavioral interventions.
- In a school system, engage in data-driven problem solving, decision making, intervention planning, and progress monitoring.

All work for this program must be completed by June 30, 2024.

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

#Act45 #MTSS

3. ABCs on Teaching Strategies for Pre-K - 3

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

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

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
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This 3-credit online course is designed to focus on successful teaching instruction and strategies for preschool to grade 3. Subject areas include the strategies for promoting; a comfortable learning environment, positive reinforcement, icebreakers, learning and literacy centers, organization skills for teacher and student, bulletin boards, successful subject area lessons (math, language arts, social studies, science, art, music, physical education), and overall meaningful teaching and learning strategies. This course contains hundreds of activities and lessons that all teachers can access and illustrates ways all students can participate in them.

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

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

4. Anxiety and Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/28/2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. The Art of Civic Discourse: Using Debate Strategies to Create Meaningful Discussion in the Classroom

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 7/26/2024

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

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
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In an increasingly divided world, the need for civil and open discourse is more apparent than ever. It is critically important that students learn how to meaningfully engage while learning how to analyze different perspectives and respectfully respond to dissenting opinions; however, it can be challenging for teachers to do so in a way that preserves a classroom space that remains safe and productive for all.

This four week course aims to help educators create more meaningful conversations by utilizing the tools typically found when preparing for competitive debate. While this course will review the theory and application of each topic within the world of debate, the primary focus is to identify specific strategies that can be used within a variety of classroom settings.

At the end of this course, participants will have a toolbox that they can use when unpacking complex, nuanced and (often) politically charged topics within the classroom. In addition, this course will review strategies for how teachers can build strategies for unpacking bias, exploring identity, and creating authentic engagement opportunities for students.

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

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

6. Mindfulness for Educators and Their Students

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/18/2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Teachers Building Resilience to Create Compassionate Classrooms

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/18/2024

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

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

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

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

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

8. Achieving Excellence - 14 Things That Matter Most

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/13/2024

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

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
This 3-credit online course is designed to describe the beliefs, attitudes, and interactions that form an atmosphere conducive to learning in our best classrooms and schools. It focuses primarily on "specific things that great teachers, legendary teachers" do. The book "What Great Teachers Do Differently" is filled with strategies and ideas to motivate students. There are many meaningful websites to stimulate your students and simple suggestions that you can integrate into your current routine.

Required Text: You will need to purchase "What Great Teachers Do Differently/ 14-17 Things That Matter Most", by Todd Whitaker. You may purchase the 14 Things That Matter Most edition or the 17 Things That Matter Most. Your assignments will designate the appropriate page numbers to be read for each book.

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

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

9. July PIMS Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: New PIMS Administrators

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 7/10/2024

Meeting Times: 7/9/24 - 7/10/24. Meet via Zoom link from 8:00am - 4:00pm each day.
Zoom link will be sent the day before.

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

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

#Fundamentals #PIMS

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/9/2024

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

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

#LDET #AI #workshop

11. Beat The Bullying: A Look into Prevention and Intervention

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/10/2024 to 8/11/2024

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

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
Beat The Bullying is an online course that will journey through the ongoing issue of bullying in classrooms. It will take an in depth look into the prevention of this growing problem, where teachers can learn many techniques to have a peaceful learning environment. We will analyze successful classroom crafts, projects, surveys, and books that have contributed to the decline of bullying in the classroom. We will also investigate many bullying programs that school districts currently use and evaluate their effectiveness. This course will also analyze intervention techniques to help with current bullies in the classroom. Teachers will analyze state legislation and policies on bullying as well as litigation and legal issues for all school personnel. Participants will establish a classroom Bullying Action Plan based on their grade level, in order to create a peaceful and successful learning environment, where students work together as one with self-confidence and respect for one another.

Required Text: Participants must purchase the book "Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools" by Susan M. Swearer, Dorothy L. Espelage and Scott A. Napolitano.

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

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

12. Discovering the Root Cause of Disruptive Classroom Behavior

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/10/2024 to 8/20/2024

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

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

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

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

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

13. Coping Skills: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 8/9/2024

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

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

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

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

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

14. Foundations of Restorative Practice (CASD Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: CASD Staff

Dates: 7/17/2024 to 7/18/2024

Meeting Times: 7/17/24 and 7/18/24; 8:00am - 3:30pm each day with a one hour lunch.

Building and strengthening relationships and community is a critical component of school culture. Restorative practices is an essential process for creating a positive learning environment, building social capital, and resolving relational issues.

During this two-day introductory experience, you will learn the fundamental theory and practices for engaging with students, staff, and parents in your school setting.

Topics include the importance of being explicit about practice, how to set high expectations while being supportive, and ways to build community in your setting. We will discuss giving direct feedback and asking questions that foster accountability, as well as utilizing effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

You will learn to apply the restorative practices continuum, understanding which restorative processes are best for achieving certain goals or responding to particular situations. We will focus specifically on facilitating circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles can be used both proactively and responsively to build social capital, sustain relationships, address social problems, and respond when harm occurs. Participants will spend time planning circles to use in their schools immediately.

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/17/2024

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

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

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

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

#LDET #Gifted

16. AI Guidelines Development Workshop

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/18/2024

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

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

#LDET #AI #Workshop

17. Community Connections: Connecting Schools with their Community

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/18/2024 to 8/17/2024

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

Participants will be challenged to provide necessary information for their students when collaborating within their community. They will learn the skills necessary to properly and successfully communicate with local businesses and create an established relationship to help provide services for students. This may include setting up field trips or bringing speakers to your classroom. The participant will learn many techniques and changes they can take back to their classroom from the experience they will get outside of the school building, in order to encourage children to be self-confident and be respectful of the people in their community, businesses, environment, and the importance of communication with parents, as well as providing opportunity for the student to grow in the real world.

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

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

18. Project-Based & Challenge-Based Learning for Educators

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/30/2024

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

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
In order to keep pace with the changing world, teachers need to infuse 21st-century skills into their classrooms. The students of today need to be prepared to enter a world that requires them to be able to think critically, create, communicate and collaborate to solve meaningful problems. Problem-Based Learning and Challenge-Based Learning are two instructional strategies that can accomplish these goals. In this three-credit online course, through a series of lessons, videos, and various other activities, participants will learn the basic pedagogy, benefits and framework of Project-Based Learning and Challenged-Based Learning.

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

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

19. Teaching Media Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 8/30/2024

Meeting Times: Online

Online
In today's digitally saturated landscape, media permeates every aspect of students' lives, from television and radio to the vast expanse of the internet and social media platforms. Media is an influential force in the lives of students. However, when recognizing real news versus fake news that might appear on their feed, most students cannot tell the difference. To be an informed citizen, students must know how to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of media. Students must possess these skills to make informed decisions as adults. In this three-credit online course, educators will delve into emerging challenges in media literacy, including the rise of deepfake videos, the importance of lateral reading to verify information, and fact-checking techniques to combat misinformation. Additionally, educators will explore the impact of AI on media consumption and production, highlighting its role in shaping the information landscape. Educators will explore strategies for teaching students how to critically evaluate media content in an era of rapidly evolving technology to help students become media literate. By the end of the course, educators will possess practical approaches to teaching media literacy in an era defined by rapid technological evolution, that will prepare students to navigate the complexities of the digital age with confidence and clarity.

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

20. July Child Accounting Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: New Child Accounting Coordinators

Dates: 7/23/2024 to 7/24/2024

Meeting Times: 7/23/24 - 7/24/24. Meet via Zoom link from 8:00am - 4:00pm each day.
Zoom link will be sent the day before.

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

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

#ChildAccounting #Fundamentals #PIMS

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/24/2024

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

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

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

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

#LDET #giftededucation #gifted

22. Beyond the Basics: Mandated Reporting for Administrators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Administrators and counselors, social workers

Dates: 7/29/2024

Meeting Times: 7/29/24; 8:30am - 2:30pm

We will focus on identifying and responding to signs of neglect and abuse, alongside best practices for effectively conducting student wellness checks during virtual instruction.

23. OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Facilitators

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

24. The Art of Civic Discourse: Using Debate Strategies to Create Meaningful Discussion in the Classroom

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/29/2024 to 8/23/2024

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

Online Course
3 CPE Credits
In an increasingly divided world, the need for civil and open discourse is more apparent than ever. It is critically important that students learn how to meaningfully engage while learning how to analyze different perspectives and respectfully respond to dissenting opinions; however, it can be challenging for teachers to do so in a way that preserves a classroom space that remains safe and productive for all.

This four week course aims to help educators create more meaningful conversations by utilizing the tools typically found when preparing for competitive debate. While this course will review the theory and application of each topic within the world of debate, the primary focus is to identify specific strategies that can be used within a variety of classroom settings.

At the end of this course, participants will have a toolbox that they can use when unpacking complex, nuanced and (often) politically charged topics within the classroom. In addition, this course will review strategies for how teachers can build strategies for unpacking bias, exploring identity, and creating authentic engagement opportunities for students.

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 7/29/2024

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

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

#LDET

26. Virtual OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch Facilitator Add-on Only

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers, admin, coaches, pd providers

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

Meeting Times: 7/29/24 and 8/12/24; 10:00am - 3:30pm both days

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

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

Facilitators attend two add-on virtual days on July 29th and Aug 12th, 2024, from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EST.

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

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

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

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 7/31/2024 to 8/27/2024

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

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

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

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

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

28. Foundations of Restorative Practices (CASD Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: CASD Staff

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 8/6/2024

Meeting Times: 8/5/24 and 8/6/24; 8:00am - 3:30pm each day with a one hour lunch.

Building and strengthening relationships and community is a critical component of school culture. Restorative practices is an essential process for creating a positive learning environment, building social capital, and resolving relational issues.

During this two-day introductory experience, you will learn the fundamental theory and practices for engaging with students, staff, and parents in your school setting.

Topics include the importance of being explicit about practice, how to set high expectations while being supportive, and ways to build community in your setting. We will discuss giving direct feedback and asking questions that foster accountability, as well as utilizing effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

You will learn to apply the restorative practices continuum, understanding which restorative processes are best for achieving certain goals or responding to particular situations. We will focus specifically on facilitating circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles can be used both proactively and responsively to build social capital, sustain relationships, address social problems, and respond when harm occurs. Participants will spend time planning circles to use in their schools immediately.

29. OpenSciEd Curriculum Launch for Teachers

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

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

30. August PIMS Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: New PIMS Administrators

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 8/7/2024

Meeting Times: 8/6/24 - 8/7/24. Meet via Zoom link from 8:00am - 4:00pm each day.
Zoom link will be sent the day before.

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

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

#Fundamentals #PIMS

31. Gifted Boot Camp

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers, Gifted administrators

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

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

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

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

#LDET
#Gifted

32. AI As Computational Workshop

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators

Dates: 8/7/2024

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

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

#STEM2425
#CS2425

33. August PIMS Workshop - Start of Year for PIMS

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 8/13/2024

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

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

#PIMS #PIMSWorkshop

34. PSEL Network Quarterly Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Esports coaches/enthusiasts across PA

Dates: 8/13/2024

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

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

#STEM2425
#ESPORTS2425

35. August Child Accounting Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: New Child Accounting Coordinators

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

Meeting Times: 8/15/24 - 8/16/24. Meet via Zoom link from 8:00am - 4:00pm each day.
Zoom link will be sent the day before.

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

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

#ChildAccounting #Fundamentals #PIMS

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/15/2024

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

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

#LDET
#AI
#Workshop

37. LETRS Volume II

Program: LETRS Course

Audience: PA teachers who have completed LETRS Volume I

Dates: 8/15/2024 to 4/3/2025

This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 2) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain, and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 5, 6, 7, and 8, supported by the manuals and twenty-four hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

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

-Unit 5: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary

-Unit 6: Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension

-Unit 7: Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction

-Unit 8: The Reading-Writing Connection

Live/synchronous sessions:
(held via Zoom)

- Kickoff Session: Thursday, August 15, 2024; 4pm-6pm

-Unit 5: Tues & Thurs, October 8 & 10, 2024; 4pm-7pm

-Unit 6: Tues & Thurs, December 3 & 5, 2024; 4pm-7pm

-Unit 7: Tues and Thurs, February 11 and 13, 2025; 4pm-7pm

-Unit 8: Tues and Thurs, April 1 and 3, 2025; 4pm-7pm

Asynchronous work:

-Unit 5: August 18 - October 12, 2024

-Unit 2: October 13, 2024 - December 7, 2024

-Unit 3: December 8, 2024 - February 15, 2025

-Unit 4: February 16 - April 3, 2025

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

View more details here: LETRS

Registration closes on July 26, 2024

#Literacy

38. Student-Centered Learning Cooperative Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 administrators and other education leaders

Dates: 8/15/2024

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

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

#LDET
#SCL
#Network

39. AI Resource Roundup

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/19/2024

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

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

#LDET
#AI
#Workshop

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: nonpublic school administrators/professionals

Dates: 8/20/2024

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Nonpublic School professionals/administrators

Dates: 8/21/2024

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

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

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

42. FastBridge Training [By Invitation Only]

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: NPSS Reading Specialists - Invite Only

Dates: 8/22/2024

Meeting Times: 8/22/24; 8:30am - 3:00pm

New
Participants will be trained in Fastbridge and will be supported accessing and setting up their accounts. This training will take place from 8:30am - 3:00pm. Participants should bring their laptop.

43. LETRS Volume I

Program: LETRS Course

Audience: PA teachers of reading in regular education with inclusive settings or in special education settings, or administrators of teachers of reading. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Dates: 8/22/2024 to 5/17/2025

This course is a component of the educator-training program titled: LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition (Volume 1) (2019), offered by Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc. Online video segments for each session of each unit are used to teach, explain, and offer implementation examples of key ideas directly into the classroom. The course includes online instruction of units 1, 2, 3, and 4, supported by the manuals and twenty-four hours of face-to-face training. Each unit takes 15-20 hours to complete, including time spent reading the manual, working through the online sessions, and completing the ‘Bridge to Practice' classroom application activities.

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

-Unit 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read

-Unit 2: The Speech Sounds of English

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

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

Live/synchronous sessions:
(held via Zoom)

- Kickoff Session: Thursday, August 22, 2024; 4pm-6pm

-Unit 1: Tues & Thurs, October 22 & 24, 2024; 4pm-7pm

-Unit 2: Tues & Thurs, January 7 & 9, 2025; 4pm-7pm

-Unit 3: Tues and Thurs, March 11 and 13, 2025; 4pm-7pm

-Unit 4: Tues and Thurs, May 13 and 15, 2025; 4pm-7pm

Asynchronous work:

-Unit 1: August 27 - October 24, 2024

-Unit 2: October 27, 2024 - January 9, 2025

-Unit 3: January 15 - March 15, 2025

-Unit 4: March 16 - May 27, 2025

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

View more details here: LETRS

Registration closes on August 2, 2024

#Literacy

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Nonpublic School professionals/administrators

Dates: 8/22/2024

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

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

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

45. Instructional Technology Integrationist Collaborative (ITIC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: teachers, instructional coaches, technology administrators

Dates: 9/3/2024

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

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

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


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

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

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

Dates: 9/10/2024 to 9/11/2024

Meeting Times: Tuesday September 10 and Wednesday September 11, 2024, 8:30am - 3:30pm

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

25 Act 45 PIL hours

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee assessed for drops after 9/1/2024 or no-shows.

#leadership#act45 #literacy

48. September PIMS Workshop - Grad/Drop

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/10/2024

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

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

#PIMS #PIMSWorkshop

49. 2024-2025 Principal Study Council | Building a Community of Leaders

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: See Description

Dates: 9/11/2024 to 4/2/2025

Meeting Times: See description

This four-part professional learning series supports instructional leaders and their school based leadership teams as they design learning environments that represent the uniqueness of both staff and students in their schools. Designed as a professional learning community experience, participants will engage in ways to elevate their culture and community by encouraging everyone to see themselves as a leader.

School-based teams will explore practical strategies and frameworks to create school spaces where they lead from a core set of values to address the biggest challenges facing our schools

Schedule:
Virtual Kickoff with Jimmy Casas
Thursday, September 12, 2024
3:30 to 4:30 PM Zoom link will be shared

Day 1: October 22, 2024,
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Building a Community of Leaders with Jimmy Casas

Day 2: December 3, 2024
8:30 to 11:30 AM Honoring your Core Values and Leading Your School with Rachel Kutney, CCIU
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Principal Networking

Day 3: February 6, 2025
8:30 to 11:30 AM Building Relationships to Promote Accountability with Rachel Kutney, CCIU
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Principal Networking

Day 4: April 2, 2025
8:30 to 2:30 PM Building Capacity for the Future with Jimmy Casas

Note 40 Act 45 PIL hours, pending approval.

School principals who do not need Act 45 are welcome to join the Principal Networking discussions.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Full fee assessed for drops after 9/7/24 or no-shows.

#leadership

50. Humanities in the Age of AI

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers (English and History), Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/12/2024

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

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

#ELA
#History
#Workshop
#AI
#LDET

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/13/2024

Meeting Times: 9/13/2024

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

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

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 9/16/2024 to 1/13/2025

Meeting Times: Online

***Enroll now through December 2nd and start the course when it fits your schedule!***

Administrators and Supervisors

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


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

- Earn 40 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through December 2, 2024
- All work for this program must be completed by January 13, 2025

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

#Act45

53. Cultivating Critical Wellness and Combatting Toxic Stress to Transform Schools, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 9/16/2024 to 1/13/2025

Meeting Times: Online

***Enroll now through December 2nd and start the course when it fits your schedule!***
Administrators and Supervisors


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

Required Text: All Students Must Thrive: Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate Critical Wellness ISBN-13 : 978-1328027047

Description:This course is designed to provide the school leader with the understanding that a school culture of equity is one where educators create a classroom, school, and system where excellence is achieved for every student, no matter who that student is or where that student comes from.

The major ideas of the course are:
- In a school culture of equity, diversity becomes the norm, not the exception, and excellence becomes the norm for all, not the exception for a few.
- No matter how different and diverse the individual's background and characteristics might be, the equitable school culture embraces the uniqueness, strengths, and challenges of the student and provides equitable support, understanding, expectations, and encouragement to succeed.
- Equity can only occur in a culture where it is safe for adults and students alike to take risks, stretch, learn, and authentically engage day in, day out. In a school where this is possible, faculty hold themselves to the highest expectations and professional responsibility, while doing what is necessary to understand themselves and their students racially and culturally.

- Earn 40 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through December 2, 2024
- All work for this program must be completed by January 13, 2025

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

#Act45

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

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: Administrators and Supervisors

Dates: 9/16/2024 to 1/13/2025

Meeting Times: Asynchronous Work

**Enroll now through December 2nd and start the course when it fits your schedule!**

Administrators and Supervisors

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


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

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

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

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

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through December 2, 2024
- All work for this program must be completed by January 13, 2025

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

#Act45

55. MTSS Framework for Principals and School Leaders, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 9/16/2024 to 1/13/2025

Meeting Times: Online

**Enroll now through December 2nd and start the course when it fits in your schedule!**

Administrators and Supervisors

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


The MTSS Framework for Principals and School Leaders program is designed to provide principals and school leaders with an understanding of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)framework and how to set up appropriate action steps that will reduce barriers for student learning, growth, and success. Through course content, leaders will explore the MTSS framework through means of engagement, representation, action, and expression. This program will provide the opportunity for leaders to establish a framework that empowers all educators to meet goals with a tiered support to the right student at the right time.

The major ideas of the course are:
- School leaders will be able to define and display a solid understanding of the MTSS framework, how it relates to other student support frameworks (RTI and PBIS), and how to center equitable practices and the whole child.
- School leaders will assess their current MTSS framework through the lens of their district/building using the Needs Assessment.
- Understanding how to use the baseline data from the Needs Assessment in order to develop a plan of action for MTSS implementation and how to improve its effectiveness.
- Build a school or district-wide tiered intervention menu that includes academic and behavioral interventions.
- In a school system, engage in data-driven problem solving, decision making, intervention planning, and progress monitoring.

All work for this program must be completed by January 13, 2025.

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

#Act45 #MTSS

56. September Child Accounting Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: New Child Accounting Coordinators

Dates: 9/16/2024 to 9/17/2024

Meeting Times: 9/16/24 - 9/17/24. Meet via Zoom link from 8:00am - 4:00pm each day.
Zoom link will be sent the day before.

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

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

#ChildAccounting #Fundamentals #PIMS

57. The Danielson Framework for Teaching, The Calibration of Observation Skills, Act 45

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Audience: See Description

Dates: 9/16/2024 to 1/13/2025

Meeting Times: Online

**Enroll now through December 2 and start the course when it fits in your schedule!**

Administrators and Supervisors

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


Required Video Series: Enhancing Professional Practice Videos Series at the elementary, middle school or high school level.

Participants will: Increase leadership ability to accurately and effectively observe and evaluate teachers using the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

Description: The Framework for Teaching: Calibration of Observation Skills will include an overview of the Framework for Teaching, building a fair, accurate, reliable, and purposeful system for assuring quality and advancing practice. This course will build on participants' knowledge of The Danielson Framework and apply it to developing skills around a collaborative observation process.

Completion Requirements: Create a personal leadership action plan that demonstrates achievement of the identified leadership standards.
- Earn 30 Act 45 hours

Key Details
- After completing this registration step, participants will receive a link to access the coursework.
- Enrollment for this program will be open through December 2, 2024
- All work for this program must be completed by January 13, 2025

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

#Act45

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

Materials: Participants are responsible for providing or having access to their own copies of WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th edition, containing instructor and student materials and the Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST) for student testing. these materials are not included in the cost of the course.

For more information about WRS Level I Certification click here.

#literacy

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 building and district administrators

Dates: 9/17/2024

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

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

#LDET
#SCL
#Workshop

60. Gifted Teacher Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted teachers, educators

Dates: 9/17/2024

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

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

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

#LDET
#Gifted

61. Structured Literacy TOT PLC

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/17/2024

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

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

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

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

#Literacy
#StructuredLiteracy

62. Wilson Reading System Introductory Course

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

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

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

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

#literacy

63. SLIFE Solutions: Integrating Math and ELD

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Math teachers, EL specialists, and Administrators

Dates: 9/18/2024

Meeting Times: 9/18/2024; 12:00pm - 2:30pm

The SLIFE Solutions Workgroup is an opportunity to create a space, a place and a time for math teachers, EL specialists, and administrators to have conversations and share resources around best practices for teaching math to Newcomers and SLIFE. Participants will be working collaboratively to create a framework, plan lessons, and share resources and assessments that build math and language skills for Newcomers and SLIFE. IES Consultants Alana Gerstein, Amanda Galajda, and Jeanne Moylan will be present to facilitate and provide coaching and assistance in math and ELD. This workgroup will meet 3 times in the fall of 2024, with the possibility of extending to additional sessions in the spring of 2025.

Possible topics to explore in each session will include:

- Studying numeracy skills required for Algebra I
- Creating routines for the math classroom to build language
- Comparing strategies for building on students' first language in the math classroom
- Sharing resources for secondary students that develop number sense
- Developing math assessments for SLIFE


#SLIFE #Math #ELD #EL #ML

64. STEELS Assessment for Administrators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Administrators

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

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

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

#STEELS

65. Elevating Electives with AI

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers (Electives/Special Areas), Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/19/2024

Meeting Times: 9/19/2024; 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Embark on a journey to infuse your elective courses with the transformative power of artificial intelligence. In this one-hour session, explore tailored AI tools that cater to the unique demands of elective subjects. Whether it's art, music, or physical education, discover how AI can personalize the learning experience, offer precise feedback, and even assist students in their creative endeavors. Engage with state-of-the-art software that seamlessly integrates AI into your teaching routine, and unlock new dimensions of interactive and dynamic learning in your elective classes.

#Electives
#LDET
#AI
#Workshop

66. CCIU Instructional Coaching Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Instructional coaches & teachers with dedicated coaching time.Open to Chester County coaches only

Dates: 9/20/2024

Meeting Times: 9/20/2024; 8:30am - 3:30pm

The Instructional Coaching Network is intended for instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day. The morning session is an opportunity to come together to network and engage in professional learning specific to coaching. In the afternoons, coaches may stay to work in district or topic specific teams or meet with the CCIU Instructional Coach Mentor. Act 48 hours are available for the morning session only.

67. September PIMS Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: New PIMS Administrators

Dates: 9/23/2024 to 9/24/2024

Meeting Times: 9/23/24 - 9/24/24. Meet via Zoom link from 8:00am - 4:00pm each day.
Zoom link will be sent the day before.

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

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

#Fundamentals #PIMS

68. Vendor Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators, administrators, district personnel.

Dates: 9/24/2024

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

Step into the future of education at the Vendor Network Meeting, a unique convergence of leading EdTech vendors, educators, administrators, and district personnel. Join us for an immersive experience where representatives from cutting-edge educational technology companies showcase their innovations through live demonstrations. This exclusive opportunity allows attendees to explore firsthand the latest advancements in EdTech and gain valuable insights on seamless implementation in educational settings. Engage in meaningful conversations, ask questions, and discover how these transformative tools can enhance teaching and learning experiences in your schools.

Don't miss this chance to connect, learn, and envision the future of education technology at the Vendor Network Meeting.

#LDET
#Edtech
#vendor

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers or Curriculum Leaders in Grades 6-12

Dates: 9/25/2024

Meeting Times: 9/25/2024; 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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

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

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

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

#SocialStudies #CivicEngagement #Discourse #ELA

70. Clinical Assessment and Management of Youth Suicide Risk

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See description above for details

Dates: 9/26/2024

Meeting Times: Thursday, September 26, 2024, 8:00am to 11:00am

Location: Zoom

Virtual Workshop
Facilitated by Terri A. Erbacher, Ph.D.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24-year-olds and poses an even greater risk in middle age, with nearly 50,000 deaths in 2022. Addressing suicidal behavior in youth is challenging yet essential for clinicians. This workshop will cover identifying hidden warning signs, building therapeutic alliances, using assessment tools, conducting interviews, and evaluating suicide risk. Participants will learn to monitor behavior, implement preventive strategies, and guard against vicarious trauma. The session concludes with a case review to solidify understanding and provide actionable strategies.

Participation in this program will enable school staff to:
- Conceptualize risk factors and warning signs of suicidal behavior.
- Conduct and document a comprehensive suicide risk assessment.
- Assess level of risk and apply strategies to monitor suicide risk over time.
- Employ practical strategies in treatment planning for suicidal clients.
- Relate concepts learned to actual case studies.

Best for School based mental health staff: counseling, psychology, social workers, nurses or case managers.

CEUs CEUs are available for licensed clinicians. Choose Act 48 hours during enrollment to earn Act 48 hours. CEU hours will be captured on the sign-in form during the session.

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.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: Full fee if dropped after 9/12/2023 or no show day of the event.

#mentalhealth

71. Policy Pioneers: Surveying Current Practices around AI Policy in K-12 Educational Settings (Part 1/3 of AI for Admin Series)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 building and district administrators

Dates: 9/26/2024

Meeting Times: 9/26/24; 10:30am - 11:30am

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

#LDET #AI #workshop

72. Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Boot Camp

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: BY INVITATION ONLY. Contact Janine Presloid at janinep@cciu.org to participate. One administrator must commit to attending the TDA Boot Camp series with their district team of at least six teachers, and complete a commitment form indicating the team members. Team members will register individually. The team must include at least one special educator and/or English Language Teacher. Districts may send multiple teams.

Dates: 9/26/2024 to 1/23/2025

Meeting Times: 9/26/2024, 10/29/2024, 11/21/2024 and 1/23/2025; all from 8:30am - 3:30pm

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.

#Literacy
#TDA
#TextDenpendentAnalysis

73. AI Collaborative

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/30/2024

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

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

#LDET
#AI
#Network

74. Overview of Structured Literacy Train the Trainer

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators and administrators

Dates: 10/1/2024 to 10/2/2024

Meeting Times: 10/1/24 and 10/2/24, 8:30am - 3:30pm both days.

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

This workshop is offered at no cost ONLY to Chester County educators who are responsible for providing professional learning related to Chapter 49 and structured literacy in their districts. A registration fee of $150 will be incurred for educators outside of Chester County.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Out of county educators that drop after 9/20/24 or are absent for the workshop with be invoiced the full fee.

#Literacy
#StructuredLiteracy

75. October Child Accounting Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: New Child Accounting Coordinators

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/3/2024

Meeting Times: 10/2/24 - 10/3/24. Meet via Zoom link from 8:00am - 4:00pm each day.
Zoom link will be sent the day before.

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

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

#ChildAccounting #Fundamentals #PIMS

76. The Language Lens: Teaching Multilingual Learners

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, coaches and administrators who work with multilingual learners

Dates: 10/2/2024

Meeting Times: Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 8:00 AM to 3 PM

This full day session invites all teachers, coaches and administrators to enhance their practice for teaching and supporting multilingual learners.

8 to 11 AM The Language Lens: Teaching Multilingual Learners in ELD & Disciplinary Classrooms,
Facilitated by Dr. Amy J. Heineke, Loyola University Chicago
In this session, participants will analyze disciplinary curriculum to pinpoint language demands for students at varying levels of language proficiency. Participants will then explore strategies to amplify curriculum and related materials to develop students' disciplinary language while maintaining grade-level rigor. Overall, this session seeks to encourage language-rich and language-scaffolded curriculum in content, ELD, and co-taught classroom settings.

11 AM to 12 PM Lunch Provided

12 to 3 PM The Language Lens: Community of Practice
Following the session with Dr. Heineke, teams will participate in a work session to consider application and implementation next steps alongside other school teams and in consultation with Alana Gerstein, CCIU Educational Consultant. Work will focus on self-selected initiatives with an emphasis on language learning in ELD & Disciplinary Classrooms.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after September 15, 2024, will be assessed the full fee.

#EL #multilingual #literacy #leadership #ELD #ML

77. Elementary Math Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Math educators, teachers, coaches, and specialists

Dates: 10/3/2024

Meeting Times: 10/3/2024; 1:00pm - 3:30pm

This network is for elementary math education professionals looking to enhance their math teaching practices hosted at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Educators will gain a comprehensive understanding of the most effective mathematical teaching practices that are in line with the developmental progressions and trajectories of children.

The sessions will be structured to provide participants with opportunities for professional development, networking with other math educators from across the county, and time to create an action plan based on their newly acquired knowledge. By participating in this network, educators will be better equipped to provide their students with high-quality math instruction that supports their learning and success.

#Math
#Network

78. Introduction to Reality Redefined: Transforming Education through AR/VR Experiences [AR/VR in Education]

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: teachers, coaches, and administrators in curriculum, technology, and instruction

Dates: 10/3/2024

Meeting Times: 10/3/2024; 3:30pm - 4:40pm

Embark on a transformative journey into the future of education with our introductory professional development on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). This session will introduce the basics of AR and VR in education including research, methods, and devices and apps. Join us in embracing the possibilities AR/VR brings to education and discover how these innovations can inspire a new era of interactive and captivating learning environments.

#EdTech
#engage
#innovate
#technology

79. Secondary Math Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Math educators, teachers, coaches, and specialists

Dates: 10/3/2024

Meeting Times: 10/03/24; 8:30am - 11:00am

This network is for secondary math education professionals looking to enhance their math teaching practices hosted at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Educators will gain a comprehensive understanding of the most effective mathematical teaching practices that are in line with the developmental progressions and trajectories of children.

The sessions will be structured to provide participants with opportunities for professional development, networking with other math educators from across the county, and time to create an action plan based on their newly acquired knowledge. By participating in this network, educators will be better equipped to provide their students with high-quality math instruction that supports their learning and success.

#Math
#Network

80. Understanding "The Performance Cliff" | How to Manage and Prevent It

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 gifted teachers, administrators and all staff who support gifted learners.

Dates: 10/7/2024

Meeting Times: Monday, October 7, 2024; 4 to 5:30 PM

Facilitated by Matthew J. Zakreski, PsyD
Psychologist, The Neurodiversity Collective


"The Performance Cliff" is a psycho-educational phenomenon that occurs in the gifted population, whereas a student will be performing exceptionally well until somewhere between 6th and 9th grade and then suddenly begin to struggle. This presentation will explain why students in the gifted population experience this phenomenon and what can be done to prevent it.

Educator Session 4:00 to 5:30 PM session: Best for K-12 gifted teachers, administrators and all staff who support gifted learners.
Parent Session 6:00 to 7:30 PM session: Best for parents of gifted learners and community members who support gifted learners.

Registration for Parents Session

Matthew "Dr. Matt" Zakreski, PsyD is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with neurodivergent (gifted, 2e, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, etc.) people and has presented across the country and internationally. Dr. Matt is a high-energy, creative clinician who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his clients. He specializes in working with children and adolescents, as well as their families, in providing therapy and conducting psychological evaluations. Dr. Matt is proud to serve as a consultant to schools, a professor at the university level, and a researcher and author on his specialty, Giftedness.

#Gifted

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers or Curriculum Leaders in Grades 6-12

Dates: 10/8/2024

Meeting Times: 10/8/2024; 8:30am - 11:30am

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

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

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

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

#SocialStudies #CivicEngagement #Discourse #ELA

82. October PIMS Workshop - Special Education Child Count and Act 16

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/8/2024

Meeting Times: 10/8/2024; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Explore a comprehensive exploration of organizing your special education data submission in this workshop, focusing on Act 16 and Child Count reporting. Gain insights into the pivotal role Act 16 plays in state special education funding, uncover best practices for your Child Count submissions, and address common errors. Engage in an in-depth review of tips and tricks, particularly using Excel for optimizing Child Count processes. Elevate your expertise in special education data management with this hands-on session. Don't forget to bring your Special Education Snapshot file to actively participate in the workshop.

#PIMS #PIMSWorkshop

83. IEP Institute

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Certified Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/9/2024 to 1/8/2025

Meeting Times: 10/09/2024, 12/11/2024 and 01/08/2025; 8:30am - 3:00pm each day

This professional learning opportunity is for certified special education teachers. It entails 3 full days of content to prepare staff to develop legally defensible practices in the 5 key areas of IEP Development with further opportunities for coaching sessions.

84. MTSS Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Building Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Special Education Supervisors, MTSS Coordinators, and others who lead MTSS implementation in a building or district

Dates: 10/9/2024

Meeting Times: 10/09/2024; 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

#MTSS

85. Empowering Math Classrooms: Integrating AI Tools for Engaging Learning Experiences

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Math Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/10/2024

Meeting Times: 10/10/24; 3:30pm - 4:30pm

This is a dynamic workshop specially crafted for K-12 math educators eager to infuse their teaching practices with the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Dive into an exploration of innovative AI-driven teaching strategies tailored to diverse grade levels, immersing yourself in hands-on activities that demonstrate the practical application of cutting-edge AI tools within the math curriculum. Delve into real-world scenarios where AI can solve math challenges, fostering inclusivity and accessibility in the learning process. Join a collaborative community to share experiences, exchange ideas, and leave equipped with a comprehensive toolkit to revolutionize your math classroom, ensuring personalized and equitable learning experiences for all students. Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the future of math education through the integration of AI technology!

#AI
#LDET
#Math

86. STEELS Teacher PLC

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 10/10/2024

Meeting Times: 10/10/24; 8:00am - 11:00am

This Professional Learning Community (PLC) is specifically designed to support and connect teachers who specialize in teaching STEELS subjects. The community provides a platform for sharing best practices, discussing challenges, and collaborating on innovative teaching strategies and resources. Whether you are a seasoned educator or just starting out, this PLC is an excellent opportunity to learn, grow, and network with like-minded professionals in your field.

#STEELS
#PLC
#Teacher
#Coaches
#BestPractices

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/11/2024

Meeting Times: 10/11/2024

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

88. Title IX Investigator Foundations for K-12 Educators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/14/2024

Meeting Times: 10/14/2024; 8:00am - 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

ATIXA's Investigator Foundations for K-12 Education, when combined with the Title IX Compliance Essentials for K-12 course, is designed to give K-12 investigators the complete foundational training needed to understand the investigation process under Title IX, which can also be applied to complaints under other civil rights laws.

This course focuses on the investigator's specific responsibilities at each distinct phase of an investigation. Participants will learn the fundamental skills necessary to plan and promptly complete investigations of sex- and gender-based misconduct in schools. ATIXA experts will lead participants through a comprehensive review of the investigation process, providing step-by-step guidance and advice, using a case study to provide an opportunity to practice each phase.

Relying upon the experience and expertise of ATIXA's faculty, this course offers participants the opportunity to ask questions, discuss best practices, and apply valuable skills, building the confidence investigators need to implement adequate, reliable, and impartial investigations in K-12 schools and districts.

This course will support all individuals who have responsibility to conduct investigations in K-12 settings. This course will also be helpful to K-12 Title IX Coordinators who oversee or directly conduct Title IX investigations.

89. Crafting Brilliance: Mastering Gifted Goal Writing within Chapter 16 Guidelines

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Gifted educators, gifted administration

Dates: 10/15/2024

Meeting Times: 10/15/2024; 1:00pm - 2:00pm with an additional hour of collaborative work time from 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Unlock the art of crafting impactful and compliant goals for GIEPs. Delve into the intricacies of goal writing, aligning seamlessly with the guidelines set forth by Chapter 16 and PDE. In this one-hour session, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the nuances involved in creating effective goals tailored to the unique needs of gifted learners. Engage in practical exercises and discussions to enhance your skills, and allocate dedicated time to apply newfound knowledge in real-time, ensuring that you leave the session with a mastery of goal writing that directly supports the development and success of gifted students in accordance with regulatory standards.

#gifted
#LDET

90. Vendor Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Educators, administrators, district personnel.

Dates: 10/15/2024

Meeting Times: 10/15/24; 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Step into the future of education at the Vendor Network Meeting, a unique convergence of leading EdTech vendors, educators, administrators, and district personnel. Join us for an immersive experience where representatives from cutting-edge educational technology companies showcase their innovations through live demonstrations. This exclusive opportunity allows attendees to explore firsthand the latest advancements in EdTech and gain valuable insights on seamless implementation in educational settings. Engage in meaningful conversations, ask questions, and discover how these transformative tools can enhance teaching and learning experiences in your schools.

Don't miss this chance to connect, learn, and envision the future of education technology at the Vendor Network Meeting.

#LDET
#Edtech
#vendor

91. Student-Centered Learning Cooperative Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 administrators and other education leaders

Dates: 10/16/2024

Meeting Times: 10/16/24; 9:30am - 11:00am

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

#LDET
#SCL
#Network

92. CCIU Instructional Coaching Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Instructional coaches & teachers with dedicated coaching time. Open to Chester County coaches only.

Dates: 10/18/2024

Meeting Times: 10/18/2024; 8:30am - 3:30pm

The Instructional Coaching Network is intended for instructional coaches and teachers who have dedicated instructional coaching time in their work day. The morning session is an opportunity to come together to network and engage in professional learning specific to coaching. In the afternoons, coaches may stay to work in district or topic specific teams or meet with the CCIU Instructional Coach Mentor. Act 48 hours are available for the morning session only.

93. October PIMS Fundamentals

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: New PIMS Administrators

Dates: 10/21/2024 to 10/22/2024

Meeting Times: 10/21/24 - 10/22/24. Meet via Zoom link from 8:00am - 4:00pm each day.
Zoom link will be sent the day before.

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

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

#Fundamentals #PIMS

94. STEELS Teacher Leader Institute

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/22/2024 to 10/24/2024

Meeting Times: 10/22/24, 10/23/24, and 10/24/24; 8:30am - 3:00pm each day

Calling all science and STEELS (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Literacy Skills) teacher leaders! Are you ready to reignite your passion for learning, deepen your knowledge, and become a catalyst for change in your schools? Join us for an immersive three-day institute, designed to empower you to lead the way in shaping the future of science education in your region.

#STEELS #Institute

95. Esports Book Study: 100 Jobs in Esports

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Esports coaches and/or enthusiasts across the state of PA

Dates: 10/23/2024 to 12/18/2024

Meeting Times: 10/23/24, 11/20/24, and 12/18/24; 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This book study will be 3 hour long sessions where participants will discuss their thoughts after reading the book 100 Jobs in Esports. Participants can expect to learn about a variety of career pathways available to students who have honed particular skills through gaming.

Required Materials: 100 Jobs in Esports by Coach Conner Alne

Link: https://100jobsinesports.com/

#STEM2425
#ESPORTS2425

96. Foundations of Restorative Practices for Educators

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Staff, and Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2024 to 10/24/2024

Meeting Times: 10/23/2024 and 10/24/2024; 8:30am - 3:00pm both days

Building and strengthening relationships and community is a critical component of school culture. Restorative practices is an essential process for creating a positive learning environment, building social capital, and resolving relational issues.

During this two-day introductory experience, you will learn the fundamental theory and practices for engaging with students, staff, and parents in your school setting.

Topics include the importance of being explicit about practice, how to set high expectations while being supportive, and ways to build community in your setting. We will discuss giving direct feedback and asking questions that foster accountability, as well as utilizing effective methods to resolve common conflicts.

You will learn to apply the restorative practices continuum, understanding which restorative processes are best for achieving certain goals or responding to particular situations. We will focus specifically on facilitating circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles can be used both proactively and responsively to build social capital, sustain relationships, address social problems, and respond when harm occurs. Participants will spend time planning circles to use in their schools immediately.



#IIRP, #Restorative #Practices, #SEL, #leadership

97. ML Council

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Staff, and Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2024

Meeting Times: 10/23/2024; 12:30pm - 3:30pm

The ML Council is a collaborative opportunity for ML Educators and Leaders to engage in professional learning and networking centered on English and Multilingual Learners. Attending the council provides educators an opportunity to connect with others on problems of practice related to curriculum, programming, and various unique aspects presented in the education of an English and Multilingual learner.


#EL #multilingual #ML

98. Structured Literacy Vocabulary Train the Trainer

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/23/2024 to 10/24/2024

Meeting Times: 10/23/24 and 10/24/24, 8:30am - 3:30pm both days

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

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

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

#Literacy
#StructuredLiteracy

99. AI Collaborative

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/28/2024

Meeting Times: 10/28/24; 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

#LDET
#AI
#Network

100. AI Guidelines Development Workshop (Part 2/3 of AI for Admin Series)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 building and district administrators

Dates: 10/29/2024

Meeting Times: 10/29/2024; 10:30am - 11:30am

New
In this hour-long interactive session, participants collaborate with our team to refine and shape their own AI guidelines. The focus is on practical implementation, allowing attendees to apply insights gained from the initial workshop to their specific educational contexts. The workshop provides a platform for personalized feedback, ensuring that participants leave with well-informed and actionable AI guidelines tailored to their schools or districts. Join us to transform discussions into proactive strategies, positioning your educational institution at the forefront of AI guideline implementation.

#LDET #AI #Workshop

101. SLIFE Solutions: Integrating Math and ELD

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Math teachers, EL specialists, and Administrators

Dates: 10/29/2024

Meeting Times: 10/29/2024; 12:00pm - 2:30pm

The SLIFE Solutions Workgroup is an opportunity to create a space, a place and a time for math teachers, EL specialists, and administrators to have conversations and share resources around best practices for teaching math to Newcomers and SLIFE. Participants will be working collaboratively to create a framework, plan lessons, and share resources and assessments that build math and language skills for Newcomers and SLIFE. IES Consultants Alana Gerstein, Amanda Galajda, and Jeanne Moylan will be present to facilitate and provide coaching and assistance in math and ELD. This workgroup will meet 3 times in the fall of 2024, with the possibility of extending to additional sessions in the spring of 2025.

Possible topics to explore in each session will include:

- Studying numeracy skills required for Algebra I
- Creating routines for the math classroom to build language
- Comparing strategies for building on students' first language in the math classroom
- Sharing resources for secondary students that develop number sense
- Developing math assessments for SLIFE


#SLIFE #Math #ELD #EL #ML