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1. Data Quality Network - September 2019

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/18/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 Sign In and Networking9:00 to 12:00 Statewide Video ConferenceNoon till 3:00 Local Work Session (optional)

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The September DQN will cover the Course collection, Certification/HR, Child Accounting/Start of Year and Act 16.

2. *General Admission* - Evidence-based Evaluation of English Learners: A contemporary approach to testing.

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/19/2019

Meeting Times: 9/19/19 8:30AM - 3:30PM (1 hour break for lunch)

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Evaluation of English learners represents one of the most difficult tasks in assessment-a situation that is further compounded by the fact that most practitioners may not have the language skills necessary to evaluate in the native language. Coupled with the vast number of languages found in the schools and the lack of tools in languages other than Spanish, there is a strong need for an approach to evaluation that is accessible to all practitioners. This presentation outlines an evidence-based approach to evaluating English learners with emphasis on contemporary methods for using tests in a nondiscriminatory manner. Specific procedures are presented which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners in a manner that can generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions. Topics include: understanding bias in testing; issues regarding test score validity; advantages and disadvantages of typical methods for evaluating English learners; the importance of "true peer" comparisons, introduction to and use of the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix, and application of the new Ortiz PVAT for nondiscriminatory evaluation of English learners. The knowledge and skills gained will be useful to practitioners at all levels and provides a solid base for engaging in evaluation of English learners that incorporates contemporary research and advances in tests and testing.

3. *Invite Only* - Evidence-based Evaluation of English Learners: A contemporary approach to testing.

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/19/2019

Meeting Times: 9/19/19; 8:30AM - 3:30PM (1 hour break for lunch)

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Evaluation of English learners represents one of the most difficult tasks in assessment-a situation that is further compounded by the fact that most practitioners may not have the language skills necessary to evaluate in the native language. Coupled with the vast number of languages found in the schools and the lack of tools in languages other than Spanish, there is a strong need for an approach to evaluation that is accessible to all practitioners. This presentation outlines an evidence-based approach to evaluating English learners with emphasis on contemporary methods for using tests in a nondiscriminatory manner. Specific procedures are presented which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners in a manner that can generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions. Topics include: understanding bias in testing; issues regarding test score validity; advantages and disadvantages of typical methods for evaluating English learners; the importance of "true peer" comparisons, introduction to and use of the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix, and application of the new Ortiz PVAT for nondiscriminatory evaluation of English learners. The knowledge and skills gained will be useful to practitioners at all levels and provides a solid base for engaging in evaluation of English learners that incorporates contemporary research and advances in tests and testing.

4. Instructional /Student Support Teams Training (non-public schools only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/19/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:00

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This workshop will help classroom teachers to understand the purpose and set up of an instructional support team and provide necessary tools for collecting data and monitoring progress to support the Instructional Support Team process.

5. Literacy Leaders PLC

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 5/14/2020

Meeting Times: 9/19, 10/24, 11/20, 12/19, 1/30, 2/20, 3/19, 4/16, 5/14; 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M., Sign-in begins at 8:00 A.M.

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

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

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

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

6. Youth Mental Health First Aid (Concept School)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 9/20/2019

Meeting Times: 9/19 & 9/20/2019 - 9:00 - 2:00

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The Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

7. PowerSchool User Group Meeting - September 2019

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/23/2019

Meeting Times: 9am to 3pm

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8. Text Dependent Analysis - TDA Bootcamp

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/23/2019 to 12/11/2019

Meeting Times: 9/23/19, 10/2/19, 10/17/19, 11/18/19, 12/11/19; 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M., Sign in begins at 8:15 A.M.

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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.

(Please note: This series includes elements and resources from the PSSA Item Writing and Hand Scoring trainings and TDA Collaborative workshops provided previously at CCIU.)

Audience: BY INVITATION ONLY. Contact Janine Presloid at janinep@cciu.org To participate, one administrator must commit to attending the League of Leaders series for each team attending the TDA Boot Camp series. District teams of six teachers, and must include at least one special educator and/or English Language Teacher. Districts may send multiple teams.

Cost is $25 per person.

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.

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 9/24/2019

Meeting Times: 09/24; 3:45 P.M. - 6:45 P.M., Sign-in begins at 3:15 P.M.

Location: Hub A&B

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

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

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/24/2019 to 5/19/2020

Meeting Times: 9/24/19, 10/22/19, 11/19/19, 1/28/20, 2/25/20, 3/17/20, 4/21/20, 5/19/20

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Special Education Administrators in Chester County Monthly Meetings REGISTER HERE FOR ALL 2019-2020 SEAC MEETINGS - 9/24/19, 10/22/19, 11/19/19, 1/28/20, 2/25/20, 3/17/20, 4/21/20, 5/19/20

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/24/2019

Meeting Times: 12:00-3:30

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Special Education Administrators in Chester County Monthly Meetings REGISTER HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL 2019-2020 SEAC MEETINGS - 9/24/19

12. Chester County Curriculum and Technology Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum and Technology Coordinators

Dates: 9/25/2019

Meeting Times: 9/25; 8:00 AM -11:00 AM

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

13. Equity Panel | Raising Awareness and Elevating Best Practices

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators

Dates: 9/25/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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This panel discussion will bring awareness to our Chester County schools regarding the current state of equitable access for students in the state of Pennsylvania and consideration of equitable practices in our county.

Come learn about:
- A Pennsylvania school's experience with an equity audit
- Equitable access to technology tools
- Diversity and inclusion in STEM
- Gender barriers in career pathways
- A five year research project on equitable learning opportunities
- Key goals for ensuring equity in the future teacher pipeline

From research to practice, hear from the following education and industry experts whose initiatives and projects support equity:
- Dr. David Baugh, Centennial School District, Superintendent
- Sergio Anaya, PaTTAN, Program Director
- Dr. Carmen Thomas-Brown, University of Pittsburgh, Research Associate
- Brenda Kenny, Cox Auto, Sr. Product Manager
- Dr. H. Bernard Hall, West Chester University, Assistant Professor

Can't leave your building? Join the Live Stream on September 25th at 10AM!

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.

14. STEM and Education Innovation PLN

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 9/26/2019

Meeting Times: 9/26; 8:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. (registration begins at 8:00 A.M.)

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In this professional learning network, educational teachers and leaders will come together to collaborate with our local educational community through connecting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and peer networking.

During this PLN, we will discuss the challenges that impact hands-on teaching and learning in an effort to grow instructional practices that increase student achievement. We will support each other to break down barriers to growth through sharing resources, scaling innovation, and collaborating across disciplines. PLN participants will develop ways to bring meaningful, real-world challenges into their classroom.

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

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15. Writing Alive: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials (online)

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 9/27/2019 to 10/28/2019

Meeting Times: Online

This course is especially designed for teachers instructing students in grades K- 12 in any subject area. With new curriculum mandates, daily specials, pull-outs, and precious time devoted to test preparation, the situation has never been worse, and the need for a succinct resource like Craft Lessons has never been greater. The book, Craft Lessons by Ralph Fletcher and Joanne Portalupi, presents 95 lessons and a wealth of information for teaching leads, character, endings, stronger verbs, and much more. The class will include:
* A packet of writing ideas
* New thinking about teaching elements of craft and the reading-writing connection.
* A handy subject index to find specific craft lesson.
*Opportunities to learn strategies along with create and share lessons with others in the class.
*Developing materials to enhance the strategies.
*Researching articles and utilize opportunities to enrich your own writing

The presenter will mail the book and most of the materials needed a few days before the class begins. Tuition listed is inclusive of a $35 materials fee. IU or College credits Online.

Graduate Credit Option: If you select the graduate credit option, please click here to download and complete the required forms. Note: Email completed forms to the CCIU Registrar, Kari Shields at KariS@cciu.org.

16. IHM Ed Camp

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/28/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 2:30

IHM Ed Camp: Arrive curious - leave inspired. This professional development is designed for educators by educators. Come ready and excited to learn, teach, and dialogue with other educators. Light breakfast and lunch is provided. FREE Raffle for a Chromebook, MERGE Cubes, Rocketbooks and More Prizes!

17. Non-Public Teacher Induction (Non-Public teachers only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 9/30/2019

Meeting Times: 8:40 AM - 3:00 PM; Sign in Begins at 8:15 AM

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New teachers in the non-public,parochial schools are eligible to register for the above full day workshop which includes the following topics: How to Deal With Parent Conferences and Positive Behavior Strategies in the Classroom

18. ATSI Quarterly Meetings 2019-20 (invitation only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Invitation Only

Dates: 10/1/2019 to 5/12/2020

Meeting Times: 10/1/19, 1/14/20, 3/30/20, 5/12/20; Start times vary, see description

This series of quarterly meetings will provide support to ATSI school teams on implementation of the School Improvement Plan as well as training on the progress monitoring tools provided by PDE.

Participants should include the school team (administrators, teachers and teacher leaders) who will be overseeing implementation of the SIP at the building level.

Meeting dates and times (registration begins 15 minutes before meeting start time)
October1, 2019 meeting time 8:30 am - 11:30 am
January 14, 2020 meeting time 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
March 30, 2020 meeting time 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 12, 2020 meeting time 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

19. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 10/1/2019

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

Location: 303

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

20. Heggerty Curriculum Training (Pope John Paul II only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/1/2019

Meeting Times: 3:30 to 6:00

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The two best predictors of early reading success are alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is the understanding that spoken words are made up of individual sounds, which are called phonemes. The Heggerty Curriculum is a research based program that can be delivered in a Pre-K - 1st grade setting in just 12-15 minutes a day. It's scripted, easy to implement, inexpensive and fun!

21. Charter School Meeting (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/2/2019 to 5/18/2020

Meeting Times: 10/02/19, 11/20/19, 1/22/20, 3/23/20, 5/18/20 8:30-11:00 am

Bi-Monthly Charter School Meetings on 10/2/19, 11/20/19, 1/22/19, 3/23/20, 5/18/20

22. Charter School Meeting (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/2/2019

Meeting Times: 10/02/19

Bi-Monthly Charter School Meeting on 10/2/19 REGISTER HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL 2019-2020 CHARTER SCHOOL MEETINGS

23. Get More Math

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Math Curriculum Coordinators, Teachers and Coaches; Special Education Coordinators, Teachers and Coaches; and Administrators. Also appropriate for teachers of students with disabilities and regular education teachers with inclusive settings. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Dates: 10/2/2019

Meeting Times: 10/2; 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M., sign in at 8:30 A.M.

This training is designed for teachers who have never been trained on the GMM program. We will begin by looking at how Get More Math improves a typical math classroom and gives an in-depth demonstration of the program's most important features. We will discuss best practices for increased success as well as common mistakes to avoid.

This session is also being offered on November 25, 2019

This training is intended for grades 3 through 11.

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

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24. Act 158 High School Graduation Requirements Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: Chester County Administrators and Curriculum and Technology Directors

Dates: 10/3/2019

Meeting Times: 10/3; 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Chester County School Districts will convene to discuss the implications of ACT 158 and the new requirements for High School Graduation.

25. Gifted Network Meeting #1

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/3/2019

Meeting Times: 10/3; 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., Sign-in begins at 12:30 P.M.

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

If you would like to attend this meeting virtually, please email Tricia Binkley at patriciab@cciu.org

NOTE: This network meeting is limited to Gifted Consortium Members.
This is the 1st of 3 Network Meetings.

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

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26. Identifying Gifted Students

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/3/2019

Meeting Times: 10/3; 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (registration begins at 8:30)

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

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

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27. IEP Institute Refresher (By Invitation Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/3/2019 to 5/12/2020

Meeting Times: October 3, 2019 Malvern Microsoft Center; May 12, 2020 CCIU; All workshops are scheduled from 8-3:30

Teachers will participate in 2-day long refreshers for the IEP Institute. Material covered will include updated practices, legislation, facilitation skills and follow up from previous IEP Institute discussions.

28. Motivational Strategies for Active Engagement

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/4/2019 to 10/21/2019

Meeting Times: Online

This course will be devoted to assisting PreK-12 teachers provide active engagement strategies for their students. Over 100 motivational techniques will be presented with participants sharing ideas and developing several lessons that implement specific methods discussed along with creating several hands-on projects. Participants will add more tools to their toolbox of strategies and learn active engagement techniques that captivate the mind, muscles, and emotions of students. Participants will be taken into actual classroom to view the techniques in action. Act 48 or Graduate Credits. Class is totally online with work submitted at your convenience.

Graduate Credit Option: If you select the graduate credit option, please click here to download and complete the required forms. Note: Email completed forms to the CCIU Registrar, Kari Shields at KariS@cciu.org.

29. Successful Literacy Strategies for Reading and the Content Areas (Online)

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/4/2019 to 11/4/2019

Meeting Times: Online

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

30. PIIC Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/7/2019

Meeting Times: 10/7; 8:30 A.M. -3:30 P.M.

Location: 304&305

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

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

31. There's an App For That - Integrating iPads into the Classroom

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/7/2019 to 11/16/2019

Meeting Times: Online

It is imperative that teachers integrate technology into the classroom. When using technology, students are more engaged. Engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus, motivates them to practice higher-level critical thinking skills and promotes meaningful learning experiences.

In this three-credit online course, participants will identify the unique needs that the 21st-century student brings to the classroom, explore apps that align with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, learn how to effectively integrate the use of iPads into the classroom according to best practices and discover a plethora of apps that are available. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have not only a collection of apps and lessons that they created for their classroom but also the confidence to use the iPad effectively.

32. Computer Science Network Meeting #1

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/8/2019

Meeting Times: 10/8; 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (registration begins at 12:30 P.M.)

The Computer Science (CS) network provides an opportunity for CS educators to discuss and collaborate with their peers on issues at the federal, state and local level that impact CS education. Each meeting will begin with time devoted to updates on CS issues and brief professional development. The remaining time will be allocated for open dialogue among the participants and an opportunity to discuss the topics that are most pressing at your home school or district.

If you would like to attend this meeting virtually, please email Tricia Binkley at patriciab@cciu.org

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description, Grades 2-3 Educators

Dates: 10/8/2019

Meeting Times: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.; Sign-in begins at 8:30 A.M.

Location: 302/303

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

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

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

Lunch is on your own.

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

34. Achieving Excellence - 14 Things That Matter Most

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/9/2019 to 11/12/2019

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

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.

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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.

35. Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC)

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/10/2019

Meeting Times: 10/10 from 3:30 - 4:30

Location: 305

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

Please join us from 3:30 - 4:30 pm, for a Low Incidence Networking Community (LINC) meeting. During this networking event, we will have discussions on addressing teaching practices and participants will also have time to collaborate with colleagues. Open discussion time is available from 3:00 - 3:30.

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

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.

36. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/10/2019

Meeting Times: 10/10; 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (registration begins at 8:30 A.M.)

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

Lunch will be provided.

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

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37. Every Teacher Can Teach CS with Micro:bit Coding Kits

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/11/2019

Meeting Times: 10/11; 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (registration begins at 8:30 A.M.)

Explore computer programming using a Micro:bit. This workshop is designed to show teachers how they can introduce electronics and coding to their students. Teachers will learn how to use the Micro:bit to develop STEM activities and how coding electronics can be integrated into all content areas and beyond. Participants will receive a Micro:Bit Inventor's Kit to take back to their classrooms and transform learning.

Lunch will be provided.

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

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38. Increasing Student Achievement Through Instructional Games and Manipulatives (Totally Online )

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/11/2019 to 10/28/2019

Meeting Times: Online

This course will be devoted to addressing the PA Academic Standards and assisting K-12 teachers in motivating and stimulating learning along with aiding in the retention of basic skills. Research, methods, techniques, demonstration, simulation, modeling, creating lessons, and the development of projects in a laboratory-type setting will be employed to assist teachers in both understanding ways to utilize instructional games along with creating artifacts that can be used in small or large group situations. Participants will develop and share several lessons with specific techniques presented in class incorporated. A $35 materials' fee is include in the registration fee. IU or College credits. Class is totally online with students completing the work on their schedule.

Graduate Credit Option: If you select the graduate credit option, please click here to download and complete the required forms. Note: Email completed forms to the CCIU Registrar, Kari Shields at KariS@cciu.org.

39. Digital Literacy for Educators

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/14/2019 to 11/23/2019

Meeting Times: Online

Students today are known as the "Touch-Screen Generation." These students do not know of a time when computers did not exist. They are immersed in technology and most cannot be parted from their smartphones. They know how to tweet and post images but are they digitally literate? Can they analyze and interpret the information they acquired from a Google search? Can they use digital tools appropriately?

In this three-credit online course, participants will explore the skills necessary to be a digitally literate teacher and the role they play in creating and supporting digitally literate students. By the conclusion of the course, participants will not only have a collection of activities and lessons that they created but also the confidence to use these Digital Tools and resources effectively.

40. PA Smart Grant Writing Design Lab

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Teams of K-12 educators and special educators, instructional coaches, school counselors, administrators, and other team members who will be included in the development and/or implementation of this grant.

Dates: 10/14/2019

Meeting Times: 10/10; 8:30 A.M. - 3:15 P.M. (registration begins at 8:00 A.M.)

Is your school or district interested in applying for the second round of PA Smart Grant funding this year? Join us for an envisioning and drafting session where the CCIU can support your team as they craft a strong application for a Targeted or Advancing grant around Computer Science and STEM initiatives. These competitive grants will expand classroom instruction and professional development in the fast-growing fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and computer science (CS), as well as training for in-demand careers, emerging industries, and under served populations. Participants will leave with the tools and resources necessary to complete a PA Smart Grant.

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

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41. Heggerty Phonemic Awareness for Early Childhood Educators

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 10/15/2019

Meeting Times: 120/15; 3:45 P.M. - 6:45 P.M., Sign-in begins at 3:15 P.M.

Location: 302/303

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

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.

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/15/2019 to 10/16/2019

Meeting Times: 10/15, 10/16; 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.; Sign-in begins at 8:30 A.M.

JJUST WORDS provides a curriculum for the study of word structure through the six syllable types in English and the most common Latin roots. It is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. Just Words is based on the research validated Wilson Reading System® and moves at an accelerated pace by focusing primarily on the concentrated study of word structure for reading and spelling. br>
Just Word PROGRAM MATERIALS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND. However, to implement the program you need to purchase program materials from www.wilsonlanguage.com.

Lunch on your own.

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

43. Librarian Professional Learning Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Librarians and Media Specialists

Dates: 10/15/2019

Meeting Times: 10/15; 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sign-in begins at 3:45 PM

Location: 400

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

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

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

44. Overview for LETRS Modules 2 & 3: (St. Joseph only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/15/2019 to 2/25/2020

Meeting Times: 8:00 to 3:30

LETRS (Second Edition) Modules 1-10 provide educators with the deep foundational knowledge necessary to understand how students learn to read, write, and spell -- and why some of them struggle. Rather than replacing the core basal reading program, LETRS brings deeper knowledge of reading instruction by addressing each component: phoneme awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, word study, oral language development, vocabulary, reading fluency, comprehension, and writing. This knowledge helps teachers gain in-depth instructional information to complement their teaching practices.

LETRS informs and guides the implementation of research-based instructional practices within the classroom. LETRS is not a program or product. It requires teachers to reach beyond the basal or text series in order to help them more tightly define their educational practices.

45. Transition Council

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/16/2019

Meeting Times: October 16, 2019 from 9-11:30

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Transition Council presents and discussed information regarding the transition of special education students from school to adult life.

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

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/18/2019 to 11/18/2019

Meeting Times: Online

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

47. American Association of School Librarians National School Library Standards Stage II

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: This event is for K-12 public school and non-public school Librarians only. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/21/2019

Meeting Times: 10/21; 8:30-2:30, sign-in begins at 8:15

Location: 302/303

Join Mary Kay Biagini for an in-depth working session to build and strengthen your collaboration with teachers in specific grade levels through aligning the American Association of School Librarians National School Library Standards with the PA Core Standards, as well as with new ISTE and Future Ready Librarians standards with curricular areas. These aligned Standards provide a solid foundation for developing student competencies in information fluency and have credibility with administrators and teachers.

During this session participants will work collaboratively in small groups by school levels to transform your learning plans into sustainable partnerships with teachers to build information literacy competencies in learners.

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

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

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 10/21/2019 to 11/30/2019

Meeting Times: Online

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 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.

49. Act 45: Engineering Effective STEAM Leadership

Program: Online Act 45 Programs

Dates: 10/22/2019 to 12/17/2019

Meeting Times: 10/22 & 12/17 - 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

School leaders face a unique challenge in their schools as they strive to build a culture for STEAM education, build equitable access to STEAM opportunities for their students, and connect STEAM stakeholders in their communities. This course is designed to help school leaders meet these challenges.

In the course, the following key topics will be addressed:
- STEAM as an essential literacy for all students
- Best practices in STEAM education
- The Engineering Design Process
- The Design Thinking Process

Participants will attend two full days (12 hours) of professional learning. They will also be expected to complete two (2) hours of online learning and sixteen (16) hours of job-embedded assignments. All assignments, including the culminating project, must be submitted through CCIU's Learning Management System in order to receive course credit. Participants that successfully complete the course will receive thirty (30) Act 45 hours of credit.

50. IEP Institute Refresher Cohort 3 (By Invitation Only)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/22/2019 to 5/20/2020

Meeting Times: October 22, 2019 at Malvern Microsoft Center; May 20, 2020 at CCIU; All workshops are scheduled from 8-3:30

Teachers will participate in 2-day long refreshers for the IEP Institute. Material covered will include updated practices, legislation, facilitation skills and follow up from previous IEP Institute discussions.

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/22/2019

Meeting Times: 12:00-3:30

Special Education Administrators in Chester County Monthly Meetings REGISTER HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL 2019-2020 SEAC MEETINGS - 10/22/19

52. EL Workshop: Family Engagement

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/23/2019

Meeting Times: 10/23; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Sign in begins at 8:45 AM

Location: 302

This session will focus on current standards for engaging families and communities as partners in student learning/academic achievement. There will be opportunities to explore culturally responsive best practices related to the engagement of diverse families and communities in MTSS. Participants will Identify the federal ESSA requirements for family engagement, define meaningful family engagement for English Learners' success and implement culturally responsive family and community engagement in their school context.(Please note, if you are an EL Consortium Platinum Member there is no fee to attend. Fee will be credited)

53. Wilson Reading System Introductory Course

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 10/23/2019 to 10/25/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.; Sign-in begins at 8:00 A.M.

Location: 304/305

"Formally known as the Wilson Reading System (WRS) Introductory Course, this 3-day workshop presents multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the WRS program. It provides hands-on and practical training to teachers implementing the WRS Intervention Model. The Wilson Reading System is now in its 4th Edition. This new edition has been updated extensively and the workshop will focus on using the new edition. This workshop is only for educators enrolling in Level 1 certification in the 2019-20 school year.

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

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

Lunch is on your own.



AUDIENCE: This workshop is only for educators enrolling in Level 1 certification in the 2019-20 school year. Teachers of students with disabilities and Regular Education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for classroom teachers, reading specialists, IST, administrators, and paraprofessionals. Not appropriate for short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

COLLEGE CREDIT: Contact Fitchburg State University at http://www.fitchburgstate.edu/offices/student-services/registrar/wilson-language-training-program/"

54. 2019-2020 Chester County Principal Study Council | CHESTER COUNTY ONLY

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: See Description

Dates: 10/24/2019 to 4/2/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sign-in at 8:45 AM; 10/24 and 12/4/2019 and 1/30 and 4/2/2020

Creating a School Culture of Equity for All Act 45 Program

Audience:
Chester County Principals and Assistant Principals

Description:
The 2019-20 Principal Study Council offers Chester County principals multiple opportunities to grow their understanding of how adverse childhood experiences, the impact of implicit bias and student anxiety affect student success. Through collaborative study and discourse on research-based practices, participants learn how cultural responsiveness, positive psychology and trauma-informed practices can lead to creating positive schools that reduce the risk factors associated with low academic achievement. At the October 24 kick-off meeting, author and education leader Jimmy Casas will share his insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners and strategies on how to reach disengaged students and ensure learners feel cared for, empowered and inspired to be their best.

Schedule:
- 10/24/19 - Culturize - Jimmy Casas -Every Student, Every Day, Whatever it Takes - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

- 12/4/19 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am - December - Trauma-Informed Practices (Sue Lombardi) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (Brian McGinley)
Elementary & Secondary Breakout Discussions and Networking - 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

- 1/30/20 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am - Understanding Anxiety and Its Impact on Schools (Krista Kapczynski) & Cultural Responsiveness (Michelle Gagliano)
Elementary & Secondary Breakout Discussions and Networking - 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Snowdate - 2/13/20

- 4/2/20 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am - Positive Psychology (Brenda Eaton) & Implicit Bias (Dara Kline)
Elementary & Secondary Breakout Discussions and Networking - 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Included, 40 Act 45 PIL hours

55. Creating a School Culture of Equity for All Act 45 Program, Day 1 with Jimmy Casas | Agents of Equity

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: See Description

Dates: 10/24/2019 to 4/2/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sign-in at 8:45 AM; 10/24 and 12/4/2019 and 1/30 and 4/2/2020

Audience:
IU Executive Directors, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Principals**, Assistant Principals**

NOTE: **Chester County Principals and Assistant Principals visit www.cciu.org/PSC to enroll

Description:
Educational leaders will have multiple opportunities to grow their understanding of how adverse childhood experiences, the impact of implicit bias and student anxiety affect student success. Through collaborative study and discourse on research-based practices, participants learn how cultural responsiveness, positive psychology and trauma-informed practices can lead to creating positive schools that reduce the risk factors associated with low academic achievement. At the October 24 kick-off session, author and education leader Jimmy Casas will share his insights into what it takes to cultivate equity and a community of learners.

EACH SESSION IS A FULL DAY

Schedule:

10/24/19 - Culturize - Jimmy Casas -Every Student, Every Day, Whatever it Takes - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch provided)

Each of the following sessions will have:
11:30 am-12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Elementary and Secondary Breakouts for Networking and Discussions

12/4/19 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am - Trauma-Informed Practices (Sue Lombardi) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (Brian McGinley)

1/30/20 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am - Understanding Anxiety and Its Impact on Schools (Krista Kapczynski) & Cultural Responsiveness (Michelle Gagliano)
- Snowdate - 2/13/20

4/2/20 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am - Positive Psychology (Brenda Eaton) & Implicit Bias (Dara Kline

All participants receive a copy of the book "Culturize" by Jimmy Casas. 40 Act 45 PIL hours.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after October 4, 2019 will be assessed the full fee.

56. Culturize with Jimmy Casas: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes., Act 48 Only | Agents of Equity

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 10/24/2019

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sign-in at 7:30 AM

Join author and educational leader Jimmy Casas as he shares his insights into what it takes to cultivate equity and a community of learners. Educators will learn strategies for reaching disengaged students and ensuring that all learners feel cared for, empowered and inspired to be their best.

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

Act 45 PIL: Educational leaders who want Act 45 hours should enroll for the Creating a School Culture of Equity for All Program by visiting www.cciu.org/CASAS45

BEST FOR: K-12 teachers and administrators

All participants receive a copy of the book "Culturize" by Jimmy Casas. Morning coffee and lunch is included.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after October 4, 2019 will be assessed the full fee.

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 10/24/2019

Meeting Times: 10/24; 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M., Sign-in begins at 3:45 P.M.

Location: 304/305

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

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

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

58. Carnegie Mellon CS Academy Two-Day Boot Camp

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Secondary Educators, Instructional Coaches, Specialists, Librarians, Building and District Administrators and Computer Science School Club Advisors

Dates: 10/25/2019 to 10/28/2019

Meeting Times: 10/25 & 10/28; 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (registration begins at 8:30 A.M.)

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The Chester County Intermediate Unit is pleased to offer a 2-day intensive workshop at no-cost to introduce and prepare secondary educators to teach Carnegie Mellon University's CS Academy, a novel, world-class, online, interactive high school computer science curriculum that is entirely free.

Facilitated by a CMU CS Academy Certified Trainer, this workshop will provide a deep dive into the curriculum, as well as cover topics that include: CS pedagogy, collaborating in a CS classroom, empowering student creativity, and differentiating CS instruction for students with disabilities.

This is a two-day event. Day one is Friday, October 25, 2019. Day two is Monday, October 28, 2019.

Funded through a PAsmart Advancing Grant, this workshop is available at no-cost

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 10/29/2019

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

Location: 782 Springdale Drive, Exton, PA 19341

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

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

Lunch is on your own.

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

60. ABC's on Teaching Strategies for Pre-K - 3

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/1/2019 to 12/3/2019

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

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.

61. Books Alive! (Online)

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/1/2019 to 11/18/2019

Meeting Times: Online class

This online course is especially designed for teachers instructing students in grades pre-school through grade 12. The focus of the class will be to create a setting that motivates both the teacher and the students to become "marinated" in good books. Each participant will develop an alphabet book designed around a topic that they want to explore in more depth with the students (i.e. PSSA Terms from A-Z) or a Readers Theatre script. Graphic organizers will be presented for extending reading and writing activities along songs and book teasers. Some projects will be created. In addition, participants will explore literacy websites and research articles.

Participants will share ways they bring books to life in their classroom. Books published after 2005 will be shared by participants telling how they would be used in the curriculum. Online

62. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/1/2019 to 11/25/2019

Meeting Times: Online

This class walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year. It will be great for the first time teacher just as much as for the seasoned professional! The book utilized (The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher by Harry Wong) is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success. The book is an education staple for preparing effective teachers at all grade levels, pre-K through college, in all content areas. The class will use the newest edition (2018) which is bigger, better, and bolder. This course will provide an educator's goldmine to pertinent information to make not only the first day of school but every day run smoothly adding other numerous strategies besides what's in the book. This may be one of the most amazing books on teaching practices you'll ever read! The book will be sent a few days before the class begins. $35 book fee included

63. Countywide 2019 Mental Health Clinicians & Social Workers

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/5/2019

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Sign in begins at 7:30 AM

Location: CCIU, 455 Boot Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335

Trauma Informed Practices for the Licensed Clinician with Lakeside Global Institute Consultant

Topics that will be explored:

Trauma-Informed Cultural Sensitivity: Providing opportunities to explore ways trauma can impact our abilities to be culturally sensitive. Included are discussions to promote healthy attitudes, beliefs and behaviors within culture. With both presentation and group interaction, participants will explore the power of biases, legacies and transgenerational loyalties. In addition, they will identify forces that contribute to behaviors that build or decrease emotional health in individuals and systems.

Recognizing Vicarious & Secondary Trauma for Caregivers: The emotional and physical cost of being an engaged and empathetic caregiver can be an occupational hazard. Considering the potential impact of vicarious and secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burn-out, caregivers are provided with critical steps in identifying signs and symptoms of each. Additionally, practical skills and a commitment to self-care are an integral part of this interactive workshop.

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

Fee to Attend: $75 Early bird registration ends 10/7/2019, $85 as of 10/8/2019. Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $95 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $95 if dropped after 10/22/19 or no show day of event.

64. Countywide 2019 School Counselors Conference

Program: Countywide Inservice

Audience: School Counselors

Dates: 11/5/2019

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Sign in begins at 7:30 AM

Location: TCHS Brandywine - Cafeteria, 443 Boot Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335

Title: Childhood Trauma: What School Counselors Need to Know with Eric Owens

Description: The purpose of this workshop is to prepare school counselors and school-based mental health clinicians to work with children who have experienced trauma. Statistics tell us that a growing number of children in our schools have experienced traumatic events; our experience confirms the research. Working with children who have experienced traumatic events requires an understanding of what trauma does to the developing brain, and how that manifests itself to behavior seen in school. This workshop will provide an overview of these issues, as well as provide real-world examples of interventions that counselors can use in their schools. We will also discuss the vicarious effects that can occur with counselors and other helpers, and what we can do to prevent them.

This conference also serves as the first of four meetings for the 2019-19 Chester County School Counselor Professional Learning Network (PLN). Other dates are December 5, 2019, March 25, 2020, and April 8, 2020.

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

Fee to Attend: $55 Early bird registration ends 10/7/2019, $65 as of 10/8/2019. Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $80 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $80 if dropped after 10/22/2019 or no show day of event.

65. Countywide 2019 School Librarians

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/5/2019

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Sign in begins at 7:30 AM

Location: Technical College High School - Brandywine Campus Entrance D 443 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

Title: The 500 Hats of School Librarians

How many hats do you wear on your head?
Do you sometimes face the day with dread?
Well, come one come all! The Librarian Countywide workshop is just for you. You will be able to engage in networking and discussion too!

This full-day workshop will be a time for librarians to network and engage in discussion around relevant topics for libraries across grade levels and schools. Spend time learning from one another through a question and answer panel made of a diverse group of librarians. Explore instructional strategies that can be implemented immediately in your library and grow an understanding of how to connect these strategies to your current practices. Build relationships with colleagues across all grade levels by discussing current topics and sharing activities and experiences from your own library.

Agenda
8:45-9:15 Sign In
9:15-9:30 Welcome & Introduction
9:30-11:00 'Many Hats' theme- station rotation; break included
11:00-12:30 Panel "Working Together to Create an Amazing K-12 library Program" and "Library Challenges and Collaborative Solutions"
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-3:30 Panel Follow Up - Open Spaces break outs

Fee to Attend: $55 Early bird registration ends 10/7/2019, $65 as of 10/8/2019. Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $80 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $80 if dropped after 10/22/19 or no show day of the event.

66. Countywide 2019 School Psychologists Workshop

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/5/2019

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Sign in begins at 7:30 AM

Location: See Description

Location:
Marsh Creek 6th Grade Center Library, 489 Dorlan Mill Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335

Title:
Crossroads: Adverse Childhood Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Developmental Disabilities and Trauma with Carol Murray, MSS, MLSP

Description:
This workshop will address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on behavior and learning. A review of the current brain science will illustrate the connection between trauma, health, and development. An exploration of the signs and symptoms of trauma describing the overlap with developmental disabilities will be covered. Trauma informed actions that school psychologists can take to promote learning, resources for professional development, and how schools can become trauma informed will be highlighted.

Carol Murray, is the Training Program Manager for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she develops and implements Center Training programs. As a member of the Violence Prevention Initiative, she creates and provides Trauma Informed Care trainings throughout the hospital network and community.

Chester County Intermediate Unit is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer CEUs for psychologists. Chester County Intermediate Unit maintains responsibility for the program(s).

Fee to Attend: $55 Early bird registration ends 10/7/2019, $65 as of 10/8/2019. Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $80 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $80 if dropped after 10/22/2019 or no show day of the event.

67. Countywide 2019 STEM Experience

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/5/2019

Meeting Times: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Sign in begins at 7:30 AM

Location: CCIU Educational Services Center, 455 Boot Road Downingtown, PA 19335

Title: Student-Centered Learning Experiences | Engaging ALL students

Facilitated by Dr. Demetrius Roberts and Dr. Patricia Binkley, CCIU STEM & Innovation

Description: Let's focus on how students perceive the purpose of our classroom experiences. This session will engage participants in a variety of hands-on activities using low and high-tech instructional resources to explore strategies for developing and implementing student-centered learning. Join us as we dive into mindset-shifting discussions, engaging instructional strategies, and captivating design challenges that will support you as you craft learning experiences to engage all students in your classroom.

Fee to Attend: $55 Early bird registration ends 10/7/2019, $65 as of 10/8/2019. Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $80 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $80 if dropped after 10/22/19 or no show day of the event.

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68. Countywide 2019 Health & PE Conference

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/5/2019


Location: TCHS Pickering, 1580 Charlestown Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Conference Theme: ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT and CPR/AED INSTRUCTION

Description: This conference offers a preview of the CCIU Athletic Leadership and Coaching Development Program, created to help current and potential K-12 athletic coaches in the region gain new strategies to improve their impact on and off the field. The content has been modified to address the needs of not only K-12 Health & PE teachers in the classroom setting but also coaches looking to improve their skills and others interested in entering the coaching field. This PIAA-sponsored program will provide Health & PE teachers as well as K-12 coaches practical applications they can take back to their districts to benefit their students and athletes as a whole. Interested participants can complete the remaining modules offered by the CCIU in order to become a PIAA-certified coach. A session dedicated to understanding and complying with the newly passed Act 7 law dealing with CPR/AED Instruction is also offered.

Breakout Sessions Offered:
CPR/AED Instruction: Complying with Act 7
Philosophy & Ethics
Safety & Injury Prevention
Effective Practice Parenting & Physical Conditioning
Mental Health & Student Development

Fee to Attend: $55 Early bird registration ends 10/7/2019, $65 as of 10/8/2019. Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $80 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $80 if dropped after 10/22/18 or no show day of event



Enrollment: Click on View Sessions/Enroll below to select from available AM and PM sessions.


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Location: Coatesville Area High School, 1445 Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville, PA 19320

Description:
Educators are embracing social and emotional learning (SEL) as a way to support the whole child and equip students for success. Rigorous research shows that SEL can lead to improved academic achievement, employment, health, and well-being. For schools, such benefits can help reduce opportunity gaps and create more supportive learning environments. This year's conference offers participants an opportunity to explore research and evidence-based strategies that can be implemented in their classrooms. Intentionally chosen resources and instructional practices will be highlighted throughout the day that will help every professional integrate SEL and equitable practices in their work.

Agenda:
8:00 - 10:00 AM - Keynote, Pamela Emery
10:00 - 10:15 AM - Transition
10:15 - 11:45 AM - Core Session 1
11:45 - 12:45 PM - Lunch
12:45 - 2:00 PM - Breakout 1
2:15 - 3:30 PM - Breakout 2

Fee to Attend: $55 Early bird registration ends 10/7/2019, $65 as of 10/8/2019. Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $80 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $80 if dropped after 10/22/19 or no show day of event

Enrollment: Click on View Sessions/Enroll below to select from available breakout sessions.


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70. Countywide 2019 Nurses Conference

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/5/2019


Location: Great Hall, Immaculata University, 1145 King Rd, Immaculata, PA 19345

Join us for the Countywide School Nurse Conference and attend education sessions that are directly applicable to the work of school nurses. Build a professional network with school health experts from around the county and state. The information, resources and tools available at this conference will provide school nurses with evidence-based approaches to help keep children healthy and in school so they can learn.

Agenda:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: School Health Update with Sheri Mountz, Pennsylvania Department of Health
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Lunch in Immaculata Cafeteria
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Breakout Sessions

Fee to Attend: $55 Early bird registration ends 10/7/2019, $65 as of 10/8/2019. Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $80 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $80 if dropped after 10/22/18 or no show day of event

Enrollment: Participants must choose a session in each workshop category to complete their registration. Click on View Sessions/Enroll below to select from available breakout sessions.


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71. Countywide 2019 Speech & Language Pathologists

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/5/2019


Speech & Language Pathologists have two different sessions to select from this year. They are:

Identifying Language Impairment and Developing Intervention Plans: Best Practices for Bilingual Learners with Dr. Lisa Bedore from Temple at Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Assessment and Implementation with Jennifer Walsh M.A., CCC-SLP/L, and Jacquelyn Farmer CCC-SLP at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380

Fee to Attend: $55 Early bird registration ends 10/7/2019, $65 as of 10/8/2019. Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $80 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $80 if dropped after 10/22/18 or no show day of event

Click on View Sessions/Enroll below to select the session you prefer. Note: You must make a selection in both session slots to register.


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72. Countywide 2019 ART Conference

Program: Countywide Inservice

Dates: 11/5/2019


Location: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading PA 19601

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a community art and cultural resource center located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The mission of the GoggleWorks is "to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education and enrich the community."

Note: Participants will have the option of shipping or picking up projects this year.

Agenda:
8:30am 9:00am Sign in
9:00am - 9:30am - Introduction to GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
9:30am - 11:30am - Morning Workshop
11:30am - 12:45pm - Lunch and Gallery Walk
12:45pm - 2:45pm - Afternoon Workshop
2:45pm - Visit GoggleWorks galleries, artist studios, and store

Fee to Attend: $110, Registration closes 10/22/2019. Walk-in registrations may be accommodated for a $110 fee.

Cancellation/No Show Policy: $110 if drop after 10/23/18 or no show day of event

Enrollment: Click on View Sessions/Enroll below to select from available AM and PM sessions.

73. Non-Public Schools Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Open to non-public educators in Chester County schools only. K-8 non-public school educators, Administrators and Curriculum Leaders, K-8 special education educators, Non-public instructional coaches.
This event is not relevant for non-teaching professionals or day-to-day substitutes.

Dates: 11/6/2019

Meeting Times: 11/06/19; 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

Location: 302/303

The Non-Public Schools Network is a professional learning opportunity for non-public educators to work together to generate new ideas and brainstorm solutions to complex classroom and instructional questions. These meetings are opportunities to engage in specific professional learning oriented to non-public schools and to learn from and work with fellow non-public school educators from across Chester County. Open to non-public educators in Chester County Schools only.

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

74. TaC Coaching Network

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: CCIU staff who engage in some form of instructional coaching within their role.

Dates: 11/7/2019

Meeting Times: 11/7; 8:30-3:30, sign in begins at 8:00

Location: 302/303

The CCIU TaC Coaching Network meetings provide opportunities for CCIU TaC staff who engage in some form of instructional coaching within their role to hone their coaching skills and reflect on their coaching practices.

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 11/7/2019

Meeting Times: 11/07; 3:45 P.M. - 6:45 P.M., Sign-in begins at 3:15 P.M.

Location: 400

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

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

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

76. Language and the African American Student's Academic Achievement

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/8/2019 to 11/16/2019

Meeting Times: 11/8 - 5pm - 9pm
11/9 - 9am - 5pm
11/10 - 8am - 1pm
11/15 - 5pm - 9pm
11/16 - 8am - 5pm

The course is designed to address the various reasons African American students fall behind in academic achievement in literacy at an early age and remain behind in their reading and writing skill sets in the U.S. public school system.

The course will reveal the importance of understanding this topic in order to fully assist African American students, as well as enhancing awareness of one of the root causes for the literacy Black-White achievement gap. The course will also enlighten participants as to what role they can play to help conquer this challenge.

Topics include:
- Identifying speakers of African American English and analyzing their performance on PSSA tests.
- Assessing current statewide PSSA results in regard to African American student achievement.
- Exploring the relationship of the PA Core Standards in regards to African American English.
- Exploring the research results of the renown linguistic experts regarding AAE.
- Determining the appropriate position of African American English, is it a language or a dialect; different vs. deficit.
- Unraveling the complexity of the language - the structure, the use and the vocabulary.
- Studying the various roles encapsulated with African American English; the culture, socioeconomic status, the historical content and the societal perception.
- Developing the capability to effectively bridge the achievement gap for African American students in the classroom environment by understanding the students' use of the language in and out of school.
- Learning strategies to coach the students to success and not take a position of over-correcting the students who speak these language differences.
- Developing a comprehensive tool box of teaching strategies to successfully assist this student population and to share with other concerned colleagues.
A materials fee of $20 is included in the course tuition. Please bring a laptop to each session. Laptops will be provided upon request.

77. Video Production and Design for the STEM Classroom

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/8/2019

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

Unleash student creativity and independence while building communication skills necessary for future careers through video production. Explore ways to foster a culture of storytelling in your classroom that will engage all learners through different aspects of filming, editing and sharing video. Participants will receive a green screen to take back to their classrooms to transform learning.

Lunch will be provided.

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

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78. PIIC Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 11/11/2019

Meeting Times: 11/11; 8:30 A.M. -3:30 P.M.

Location: 304&305

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

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

79. Student Centered Learning Through Design Thinking PBL

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 11/11/2019

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

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

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80. Chester County Curriculum and Technology Directors Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Curriculum and Technology Coordinators

Dates: 11/12/2019

Meeting Times: 11/12; 8:00 AM -11:00 AM

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

81. Wilson Reading System Introductory Course

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 11/12/2019 to 11/14/2019

Meeting Times: 11/12, 11/13, 11/14; 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.; Sign-in begins at 8:00 A.M.

"Formally known as the Wilson Reading System (WRS) Introductory Course, this 3-day workshop presents multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the WRS program. It provides hands-on and practical training to teachers implementing the WRS Intervention Model. The Wilson Reading System is now in its 4th Edition. This new edition has been updated extensively and the workshop will focus on using the new edition. This workshop is only for educators enrolling in Level 1 certification in the 2019-20 school year.

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

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

Lunch is on your own.



AUDIENCE: This workshop is only for educators enrolling in Level 1 certification in the 2019-20 school year. Teachers of students with disabilities and Regular Education teachers with inclusive settings. Also appropriate for classroom teachers, reading specialists, IST, administrators, and paraprofessionals. Not appropriate for short-term and day-to-day substitutes.

COLLEGE CREDIT: Contact Fitchburg State University at http://www.fitchburgstate.edu/offices/student-services/registrar/wilson-language-training-program/"

82. EL Leadership Council Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: EL Administrators, Teachers, Title III Coordinators

Dates: 11/13/2019

Meeting Times: 11/13; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; Sign in begins at 1:45 PM

Location: 303

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

83. STEM and Education Innovation PLN

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 11/13/2019

Meeting Times: 11/13; 8:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. (registration begins at 8:00 A.M.)

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In this professional learning network, educational teachers and leaders will come together to collaborate with our local educational community through connecting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and peer networking.

During this PLN, we will discuss the challenges that impact hands-on teaching and learning in an effort to grow instructional practices that increase student achievement. We will support each other to break down barriers to growth through sharing resources, scaling innovation, and collaborating across disciplines. PLN participants will develop ways to bring meaningful, real-world challenges into their classroom.

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

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84. Writing Alive: Strategies, Techniques, and Materials (online)

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/15/2019 to 12/16/2019

Meeting Times: Online

This course is especially designed for teachers instructing students in grades K- 12 in any subject area. With new curriculum mandates, daily specials, pull-outs, and precious time devoted to test preparation, the situation has never been worse, and the need for a succinct resource like Craft Lessons has never been greater. The book, Craft Lessons by Ralph Fletcher and Joanne Portalupi, presents 95 lessons and a wealth of information for teaching leads, character, endings, stronger verbs, and much more. The class will include:
* A packet of writing ideas
* New thinking about teaching elements of craft and the reading-writing connection.
* A handy subject index to find specific craft lesson.
*Opportunities to learn strategies along with create and share lessons with others in the class.
*Developing materials to enhance the strategies.
*Researching articles and utilize opportunities to enrich your own writing

The presenter will mail the book and most of the materials needed a few days before the class begins. Tuition listed is inclusive of a $35 materials fee. IU or College credits Online.

Graduate Credit Option: If you select the graduate credit option, please click here to download and complete the required forms. Note: Email completed forms to the CCIU Registrar, Kari Shields at KariS@cciu.org.

85. Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) Sequence of Instruction: Integers and Equations

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 11/19/2019

Meeting Times: 11/19/19; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

Location: Hub

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Description: This professional development opportunity will support teachers' learning and implementation of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, for the topics of integers and equations. Teachers will experience CRA as both a teacher and a learner. Teaching through a CRA sequence of instruction supports students' learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures. The CRA sequencing of instruction is evidenced to be an effective instructional practice. Structuring consistent models and language across the representations is a key part of the planning and implementation process.

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

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

86. Scientific Inquiry: Understanding the 5E Model of Instruction

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: K-12 science teachers & administrators, special education teachers & administrators, STEM teachers & administrators, curriculum directors

Dates: 11/19/2019

Meeting Times: 11/19; 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 P.M. (registration begins at 8:00 A.M.)

Research has shown that the actual doing of science or engineering will pique students' curiosity, capture their interest, and motivate their continued study. This professional learning session will help districts get to the next level of implementing science inquiry. Participants will understand the meaning of inquiry and what this looks like in a classroom as well as gain strategies to move from a teacher-directed classroom into a more open-ended experience that allows for student input and individual exploration.

Breakfast will be provided.

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

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

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/19/2019

Meeting Times: 12:00-3:30

Special Education Administrators in Chester County Monthly Meetings REGISTER HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL 2019-2020 SEAC MEETINGS - 11/19/19

88. Charter School Meeting (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/20/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:00 AM

Bi-Monthly Charter School Meeting on 11/20/19 REGISTER HERE FOR INDIVIDUAL 2019-2020 CHARTER SCHOOL MEETINGS

89. Danielson's Framework for Teaching Clusters

Program: Hourly Workshops - Dual

Audience: K-12 Principals, coaches mentors and teacher leaders

Dates: 11/20/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 8am to 3pm

Danielson's Framework for Teaching Clusters (FFT Clusters) describe skills demonstrated by teachers promoting high levels of student performance and are grounded in an understanding of how students learn. The FFT Clusters distill the big ideas of the Danielson Framework's 22 components into an efficient tool that can serve as the foundation for many purposes, most importantly professional growth by teachers, not only through their own reflection on practice, but also through their conversations with administrators, instructional coaches and colleagues.

The workshop will build the knowledge and skills of your coaches, teacher leaders, administrators and supervisors on ways to support teacher practice by using the FFT Clusters as a guide for reflection and dialogue.

The Act 45 program will include:
March 3, 2020 Session 2, facilitated by Dr. Ann Appolloni and Beth McKee, CCIU
Snow date for Session 2 is March 10, 2020
Job-embedded work in the form of reflections and documentation of implementation

Lunch on your own.

Late Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Any registrations that are dropped or no-show after November 6, 2019 will be assessed the full fee.

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.

90. Annual Legal Institute

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 11/22/2019

Meeting Times: 11/22/19 - 9-3:00 Sign is from 8:30-9:00

New
Topics TBD

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

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 12/23/2019

Meeting Times: Online

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

92. Get More Math

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Math Curriculum Coordinators, Teachers and Coaches; Special Education Coordinators, Teachers and Coaches; and Administrators. Also appropriate for teachers of students with disabilities and regular education teachers with inclusive settings. This event is not relevant to short-term and day-to-day substitutes and paraprofessionals.

Dates: 11/25/2019

Meeting Times: 11/25; 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M., sign in at 8:30 A.M.

This training is designed for teachers who have never been trained on the GMM program. We will begin by looking at how Get More Math improves a typical math classroom and gives an in-depth demonstration of the program's most important features. We will discuss best practices for increased success as well as common mistakes to avoid.

This session is also being offered on October 2, 2019

This training is intended for grades 3 through 11.

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

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93. PVAAS for Every Season

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: District Administrators (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents,Directors, Data and Assessment Coordinators), School Leaders (Principals, AssistantPrincipals) [District and/or school leadership teams are highly encouraged to attend.]

Dates: 11/26/2019

Meeting Times: 11/26/19 - 8:30-3:30, sign-in begins at 8:00, Lunch on your own 11:30-12:30

Location: 400/401

8:30-11:30 PVAAS for Every Season
Student data is only helpful if you have a system for working with it. Whether you are analyzing trends, planning for current students' needs, monitoring student progress, supporting instructional practices, or preparing for an upcoming year, PVAAS data can support your work. By the end of the session, participants will create a plan for analyzing data across the year and sharing with administrators, teachers, parents, and students

Afternoon Option A (two sessions)
12:30-1:50 Improve Your Year with Projections
You will be amazed at the ways district and school leaders can incorporate PVAAS projections into decisions about professional growth, observations, walk-throughs, creating master schedules and individual student schedules and even influencing hiring decisions and resource allocations. This session will offer a hands-on opportunity to analyze PVAAS projection data through a variety of lenses, and identify multiple uses within your district or school.

2:10-3:30 Collaborative Conversations
A PVAAS Statewide Team member will facilitate a collaborative discussion with school and/or district/LEA leaders from the local IU region. Leaders will share experiences using PVAAS and other data points to support decision-making in a variety of situations.

Afternoon Option B (one extended session)
12:30-3:30 Rethinking Assessment and Equity (CDT Team)
Rethinking assessment means finding solutions that assist educators to promote high expectations for all, help students know their learning story, create flexible routines for personalized learnings, teach failure as a step in the learning process; and build a culturally responsive environment. In speed-geeking style, participants will discuss these topics and seek real solutions to revising the assessment system in their respective settings. Connections to the CDT, the Danielson Framework, and Universal Design for Learning will be made.

94. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 11/29/2019 to 12/30/2019

Meeting Times: Online

This class walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year. It will be great for the first time teacher just as much as for the seasoned professional! The book utilized (The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher by Harry Wong) is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success. The book is an education staple for preparing effective teachers at all grade levels, pre-K through college, in all content areas. The class will use the newest edition (2018) which is bigger, better, and bolder. This course will provide an educator's goldmine to pertinent information to make not only the first day of school but every day run smoothly adding other numerous strategies besides what's in the book. This may be one of the most amazing books on teaching practices you'll ever read! The book will be sent a few days before the class begins. $35 book fee included

95. EL Workshop: English Learners' Academic Achievement within a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 12/3/2019

Meeting Times: 12/3; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Sign in begins at 8:45 AM

Location: 400

Evidence-based practices related to developing and strengthening culturally responsive school environments for diverse students and their families will be discussed. Participants will examine the shared ownership for meeting the needs of English learners within a framework of systematic and culturally responsive multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), identify Federal/State policies and procedures that impact MTSS implementation for English learners and explore effective culturally responsive practices to strengthen general education systems to meet the needs of diverse learners. (Please note, if you are an EL Consortium Platinum member there is no fee to attend. Fee will be credited.)

96. Annual Legal Institute

Program: Hourly Workshops

Dates: 12/4/2019

Meeting Times: 12/4/19 - 9-3:00 Sign is from 8:30-9:00

New
Topics TBD

97. Being a Gifted Administrator

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 12/4/2019

Meeting Times: 12/4; 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (registration begins at 8:30 A.M.)

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

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

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98. Establishing a Language Rich Environment, for Early Childhood Educators (K2.9 C3)

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: See Description

Dates: 12/5/2019

Meeting Times: 12/05; 3:45 P.M. - 6:45 P.M., Sign-in begins at 3:15 P.M.

Location: 304/305

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

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

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

99. Creatively Implementing the NCTM and PA Math Standards with Hands-On Materials (Online)

Program: CPE Credit Courses

Dates: 12/6/2019 to 12/23/2019

Meeting Times: online

This class will provide numerous activities, strategies, games, and/or hands-on materials to effectively motivate students to greater retention of skills. Materials will be simulated and demonstrated by the instructor. Students share three motivational materials/activities they use to increase enjoyment and focus attention of students. Six projects will be developed on the models shared. Math web sites will be explored that create high interest and teach new skills. A $35 material fee is included in registration. Totally online.

Graduate Credit Option: If you select the graduate credit option, please click here to download and complete the required forms. Note: Email completed forms to the CCIU Registrar, Kari Shields at KariS@cciu.org.

100. PIIC Southeast Regional Coaching Network Meeting

Program: Hourly Workshops

Audience: Chester County Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/6/2019

Meeting Times: 12/06/19; 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The CCIU PIIC Coaching Network meetings are for Pennsylvania Institute of Instructional Coaching participants in Chester County. This is the PIIC regional coaches meeting. It will be held at the Montgomery County IU. For information on this meeting's agenda, please access the Schoology resource page.

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.

101. Computer Science Network Meeting #2

Program: Hourly Workshops

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

Dates: 12/10/2019

Meeting Times: 12/10; 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (registration begins at 12:30 P.M.)

The Computer Science (CS) network provides an opportunity for CS educators to discuss and collaborate with their peers on issues at the federal, state and local level that impact CS education. Each meeting will begin with time devoted to updates on CS issues and brief professional development. The remaining time will be allocated for open dialogue among the participants and an opportunity to discuss the topics that are most pressing at your home school or district.

If you would like to attend this meeting virtually, please email Tricia Binkley at patriciab@cciu.org

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

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