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3. ACT 48 Workshop: Paraeducator Training: Special Education 101: An Overview of Essential Components and Disability Categories

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Paraeducators

Dates: 1/18/2021

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4. ACT 48 Workshop: Executive Functioning Lunch and Learn Series

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Audience: Paraeducators

Dates: 1/29/2021 to 4/30/2021

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5. ACT 48 Workshop: Essential Practices for Effective Data Team Meetings K-6

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Audience: Paraeducators

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 2/23/2021

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6. CPE Course: Best Practices in Teaching K-12 Online

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/8/2021 to 3/1/2021

Meeting Times: Online Course

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!

Registration for this course closes on 2/3/2021


INSTRUCTOR: Dan Morrow


Online learning continues to evolve and progress with each passing year and more implementation. With the necessity of many schools having to go to online instruction under current circumstances it is more important than ever for educators to become trained in the best practices of teaching online. By offering this CPE course "Best Practices in K-12 Online Teaching and Learning”, educators who don't have experience or training in online learning can become better prepared to help their students be successful. The course is based on the iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) National Standards for Quality Online Courses. It will help educators develop skills and knowledge, based on research and best practices, including developing easy-to-navigate courses, methods of authentic online assessments, online teaching strategies, online communication and feedback, course organization, and much more!

7. CPE Course: Introduction to Text Comprehension

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators, ELA Teachers, Reading Specialists

Dates: 2/8/2021 to 3/2/2021

Meeting Times: Online Course

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!
Registration for this course closes on 2/3/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Yonek


Being able to comprehend text is a necessary skill in becoming a functioning adult in today's society. Both national and state assessment results show that comprehension is an issue for students and educators; and, students who struggle with comprehension will feel a direct impact on their future success. This course will instruct educators about the science of the reading process, which includes comprehension and research based strategies for comprehension instruction. In addition, educators will understand the factors that effect comprehension and develop a plan of action to support students with developing strategies to become proficient readers who are able to comprehend text.

8. CPE Course: Making an Impact - Building Positive Relationships with Students

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 2/8/2021 to 3/5/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 2/4/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose


Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Title: Effective Classroom Communication Pocketbook [paperback] Author: Churches, Richard ISBN-13: 978-1906610111


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

9. CPE Course: Creating and Supporting a Positive, Bully-Free School Climate

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESL, ESS/Special Ed

Dates: 2/9/2021 to 3/2/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 2/4/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda Bielawski & Elaine Obidowski


Interrupt the bullying cycle! This course will provide participants with the skills and ideas to create a more positive school climate and decrease the bullying incidents in their school and classroom. Using the latest available research based curriculum, participants will learn how to impact bullies, victims, and bystanders. The course explores ways to promote a bully free school environment and encourage all individuals, not just bullies and victims, to be part of the solution in their school.

10. CPE Course: Establishing Habits of Mind in K-12 Computer Science

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Computer Science and STEM educators; All K-12 educators

Dates: 2/10/2021 to 3/5/2021

Meeting Times: ONLINE

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!

Registration for this course closes on 2/7/2021


INSTRUCTOR: Linda Muller

In today's 21st-C schools, well-articulated K-12 CS/STEM courses are essential. I would argue that a well-rounded CS/STEM curriculum should include teaching Habits of Mind alongside problem-solving, writing code and computational thinking skills in order to help students build and sustain essential aptitudes for conquering robust CS/STEM courses and to prepare students for post-secondary CS/STEM educational programs as well as life and work into the 21st-century.

What is your plan for helping students develop essential Habits of Mind? This course will explore 16 essential Habits of Mind and how they can be seamlessly integrated into the CS/STEM classroom and across a school system. Participants will explore the connections among various research-based sources on Habits of Mind and develop grade-appropriate instructional materials and assessments that they can use for classroom implementation of Habits of Mind with their students.

11. CPE Course: ADHD in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: Speech & Language, Hearing and Vision.

Dates: 2/12/2021 to 3/5/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 2/10/21

INSTRUCTORS: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. We will examine research proven strategies and methods to help learners with ADHD gain meaningful access to elementary through secondary curriculum content. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments and ways to provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe ADHD.

12. ACT 48 Workshop: Paraeducator Training AM Session: The Individualized Education Plan Process

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Paraeducators

Dates: 2/15/2021

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14. ACT 48 Workshop: LETRS Module 4 (2nd Edition): The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Language

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Paraeducators

Dates: 2/16/2021 to 2/24/2021

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15. CPE Course: Differentiated Instruction - Helping all Students to be Successful

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: NPS, ESL, ESS, Speech & Language, Hearing and Vision

Dates: 2/22/2021 to 3/12/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 2/17/2021

INSTRUCTOR: John Green


It is no longer possible to reach all students with the same instruction practices. Teachers are faced of instructing students with diverse learning backgrounds and cultures. Classrooms have many challenges. To help all students be successful teachers need to instruct differently to reach all students' learning styles and abilities. This course will explore Differentiated Instruction in today's classrooms. Throughout the course participants will analyze their own beliefs and create plans based on readings & activities.

16. ESL 6 Course: English Language Learners, Families, Community and Professionalism

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: Certified K-12 educators seeking ESL specialist certification; ESL teachers

Dates: 2/22/2021 to 4/19/2021

Meeting Times: First in person class: 2/22/2021 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm; Saturday classes: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13 from 8 am - 11:30 am; Final class: 4/19/2021 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm (in person classes meet at AIU3 central office)

Registration for this course closes on 2/17/2021

Textbook Title: Schoolwide Approaches to Educating ELLs [2011], Author: Soltero, S.W. ISBN: 978-0325029221


Most English language learners are from another country. They come in with anxieties and go through phases of cultural adjustments. Without the necessary support, it might be hard for them to transition smoothly and thus be able to learn English well and fast.

This course is geared toward equipping ESL teachers with the necessary tools to give ESL students the support they need while they undergo the challenges of transition. Issues that may arise concerning the support of students in the classroom, school and the community will be addressed.

17. ACT 48 Workshop: Acadience Reading & Mathematics K-6 Data Interpretation

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Paraeducators

Dates: 2/25/2021 to 2/26/2021

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18. CPE Course: Anxiety & Stress: Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: BVIP, D/HH, DART, ESL, ESS/Special Ed, SLP, Vision

Dates: 3/1/2021 to 3/26/2021

Meeting Times: Online

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!
Registration for this course closes on 2/24/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers.

Title: Stress Management for Teachers: A Proactive Guide. [Paperback, 2015] Authors: Herman, Keith C. and Reinke, Wendy M. ISBN-13: 978-1462517985

This course guides participants in developing and implementing classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. Mental health is of great concern in the world today as educational, financial, social, mental and emotional pressures can seem overwhelming at times. Teacher and student well-being must first be addressed before teaching and learning can take place. In addition to exploring curricula to best deal with students' anxiety and stress in the classroom, participants will also explore scientific research, best practices and the holistic education of the mind and body in support of our 21st century students. Both teacher and student must maintain a level of self-care and awareness in order to make great academic and personal strides.

19. CPE Course: Tech Tools for the 21st Century

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 3/1/2021 to 3/27/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 2/24/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks


No two students learn the same way. In this three-credit online course learn how to use technology to create a learning environment in which all students can achieve their very best. Explore the latest tech tools that are available for the K-12 classroom and how to use these trending tools to differentiate any lesson or activity. The course content will provide participants with ideas and activities on how to use social media, podcasts, gamification tools, websites, and much, much more. By the conclusion of the course, participants will not only have a collection of activities and lessons that they created for their classroom, but also the confidence to use the tech tools successfully. When using technology, students are more engaged. A more engaged student learns. More learning leads to higher student achievement.

20. CPE Course: Exploring Your Neighborhood and City

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: K-12 Educators, Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2021 to 3/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online Course

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!

Registration for this course closes on 3/3/2021


INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Greenwald, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

This course will provide classroom teachers with a first-hand knowledge of the historical and architectural development in Pittsburgh, a city of 90 neighborhoods. This course shares the advantages of using the immediate community as a "classroom” for teaching social studies, art, English, as well as other subjects - and to provide teachers with the skills required to use the community as a learning resource in their own classroom.

NOTE: This is a 3-credit CPE course. However, CPE credits for this course are split between two PDE course ID numbers and will be reflected on the participant's PERMS record as: 1 credit for Exploring Your City and 2 credits for Exploring Your Neighborhood.

21. CPE Course: When It's Not Just Kids Being Kids: Bullying and Beyond

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESS

Dates: 3/9/2021 to 3/30/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/4/2021

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


In US schools today, educators have become responsible for more than just educating their students. Teachers are faced with a growing trend of anti-social behaviors occurring at earlier and earlier ages. In order to effectively meet the needs of a diverse society, teachers must be adept at recognizing and effectively intervening with various anti-social behaviors. In this course, participants will explore the nuances of bullying further than we did in our first AIU bullying course; however the first bullying course is not a pre-requisite to taking this course. We will continue to dissect the differences between girl bullying and boy bullying. We will examine the notion of ethnic bullying and challenge educators to look at their own teaching style and classroom climate. Bullying leads to eating disorders, depression and violence. We will look at the connection between these and how we, as educators, can implement preventative strategies within the classroom. Participants will also review the latest legal cases dealing with school bullying.

22. ACT 48 Workshop: LETRS Module 6

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Paraeducators

Dates: 3/9/2021 to 3/16/2021

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23. CPE Course: Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: DART and Speech & Language

Dates: 3/12/2021 to 4/2/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/10/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

24. CPE Course: "Apps" and iPads for the K-12 Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: BVIP, D/HH, ESL, ESS/Special Ed, SLP and Vision

Dates: 3/15/2021 to 4/5/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/10/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


COURSE MATERIALS: An iPad is not required, as alternative assignments are available for those participants taking the course to learn about what an iPad can do.

Increase student motivation, interaction, and achievement with the iPad. This course will begin with a review of the basic functionality of the iPad, including some tips and tricks that are great for education, like using the iPad to present, display, project, and record. Interactive whiteboard apps demonstrated in this course will help teachers create exciting, usable classroom lessons with the iPad. Teachers will be able to share these lessons electronically, online, or in the physical classroom. Teachers will then be able to help their students create the same type of presentations. Participants will also learn to use the free Socrative app. This app that can be used in several ways for formative assessment. This app will show educators how to create exciting interactive questions and quizzes that can be projected in the classroom or sent directly to student devices such as their own iPads, iPhones, or even computers in a computer lab. The immediate feedback generated by this app increases the motivation of students and allows teachers to instantaneously assess the proficiency of the students. The course will conclude with the app blitz. There is always a better app out there, the one that is specific to the needs of a particular educator's students. New apps are constantly being created, changed, and updated, and we will all put our favorite apps into a discussion board forum.

25. CPE Course: RUBRICS - Coordinating Instruction and Assessment

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 3/15/2021 to 3/31/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/10/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose

This is a 2-credit CPE course


RUBRICS: Coordinating Instruction and Assessment is designed for teachers K-12 to become familiar with different types of rubrics and which are appropriate for a variety of different assignments. Rubrics help students learn and help coordinate instruction and assessment. The course will define and examine the parts of a rubric and compare analytical and holistic rubrics and general and task specific rubrics. It will analyze a variety of rubric writing websites and examine the Orange Slice Add-On from Google Docs. The participant will create rubrics using specific criteria related to their curriculum in order to enhance student learning and understanding. It is important for students to have a clear understanding of teacher expectations and be held accountable for their performance and participation. Rubrics are the foundation for which this is created and go hand-in-hand with a successful learning environment.

26. CPE Course: 4 Free Technology Essentials for Educators in the 21st Century

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: ESS/Special Ed, Vision.

Dates: 3/22/2021 to 4/12/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/17/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth


A course designed for K-12 Educators to identify, improve, and enhance their own 21st Century Skills so that they may assist the achievement of their own 21st Century students. This online course will focus on the classroom use of free technology tools such as ScreenCast-o-Matic (in conjuction with YouTube) to create or help students create online lessons, Google Forms for formative assessment and online data collection and analysis, and Kahoot! (a type of bar trivia for students that can be used as a formative assessment and feedback tool). Educators will learn how to create useable lessons that can be put online and/or used in the classroom for instruction, enrichment, or differentiation. Participants will also learn and feel comfortable with using the formative assessment and data collection tools that are discussed in the course.

27. CPE Course: Infusing Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) into K-12 Classrooms

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 3/22/2021 to 4/12/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/17/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Stamford


Occupations in STEAM-related careers are some of the fastest growing and best paid of the 21st century, and they often have the greatest potential for job growth. Familiarizing students with STEAM concepts can occur on a variety of levels from exposure to immersion. This course will discuss the conglomeration of the fields represented in the STEAM acronym, the intentional and prudent addition of the Arts into STEM, the alignment of STEAM with the Pa Core Standards, instructional changes that successfully infuse STEAM across the curricula, and opportunities to procure funding for STEAM projects in K-12 classrooms or schools. It is appropriate for teachers in grades k-12 in all content areas. The course has been carefully created to meet the needs of a diverse group of teachers. It does NOT require a background in any of the STEAM subject areas (science, technology, engineering, the arts, or mathematics). There will be an individualized (self-selected) project at the culmination of the course to meet the diverse needs of the group.

28. CPE Course: Being Mindful - Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 3/29/2021 to 4/23/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/24/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Being Mindful: Teacher and Student Wellness is a course that explores and allows participants to develop and implement classroom strategies that cultivate teacher and student well-being. Mindfulness is a management strategy that can be implemented in any classroom. Well-being and mindfulness must first be addressed before learning can take place. Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose in the present moment in such a way that is balanced for both teacher and student. Participants will explore curricula for mindfulness in the classroom, as well as scientific research, best practices and the holistic education of the mind and body that we strive to provide our 21st century students. Both teacher and student must maintain a level of self-care and awareness in order to make great academic and personal strides. Participants will develop an action plan to introduce mindfulness in the classroom so that awareness, insightfulness and presence are established so academic goals can be met.

29. CPE Course: Teaching K-12 Problem Solving Using Computational Thinking in all Subjects

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators.

Dates: 3/29/2021 to 4/19/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/24/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Richard Roth

This course will focus on Problem Solving techniques for students at all levels and subjects of K-12. The new buzz word on the horizon in education is computational thinking, in other words, helping students think like a computer to solve problems. This course will show examples, activities, and lesson plans of problem solving and computational thinking techniques for various subjects and levels. Techniques such as Decomposition, Algorithmic Thinking, and Pattern Recognition will be shown, discussed, and applied. This will be a fun course to get you to look at problem solving in a new and different way.

30. CPE Course: Beat the Bullying: A Look Into Prevention and Intervention

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 4/1/2021 to 4/28/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/29/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kristina Rose


All students need to feel a sense of belonging in the classroom so their anxieties and fears don't drive them to drop out before graduating. This course will focus on training teachers how to provide a nurturing environment where students can focus on their school work in a healthy learning environment. Participants will learn many techniques and modifications that they can take back to their classroom in order to encourage children to be self-confident and be respectful of others opinions, styles and choices. This course will help support the retention and success rate of students by reducing bullying. Students need to develop positive, healthy relationships with their teachers which in turn motivate students to thrive academically and personally.

31. CPE Course: Pittsburgh Heritage II

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators, social studies teachers

Dates: 4/1/2021 to 4/15/2021

Meeting Times: Online

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!

Registration for this course closes on 3/29/2021

This is a 2-credit CPE course


INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Greenwald, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Pittsburgh Heritage II will continue the themes introduced in Pittsburgh Heritage I, i.e. teaching local history and heritage through the lens of architecture. Participants will explore further the interrelated topics of local and regional history, cultural heritage, architectural styles, and visual awareness of the local environment. Remote walking tours, creative activities, readings, and a mini-lesson project will give educators an opportunity to gain further insight and enhance their ability to transfer such knowledge through established curricula to their students.

32. CPE Course: Break the Ice - Ice Breakers for all Ages

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: D/HH, ESS/Special Ed, SLP

Dates: 4/5/2021 to 4/30/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 3/31/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen Himes


Required Text: participants must obtain the following text in order to successfully complete this course. This text can be ordered online in new or used condition; it may also be available for download to Kindle or other mobile text readers. Please wait to order the course text until 3-5 days prior to the course start date, after you receive a confirmation email that your course tuition payment has been processed. Waiting until AIU processes tuition payments for a course will ensure that you won't need to return a text for a canceled course.


Title: Icebreakers a la Carte. Paperback. Author: Christian, Sandy ISBN-13: 978-1570252136


A course for classroom teachers, grades K-12, counselors, and club or group sponsors. This course explores the impact and effectiveness of well-created icebreakers. Participants will analyze numerous icebreaker activities. This course will provide tools and information to create and modify icebreakers to be used in the classroom or with your group on a regular basis. There is a broad spectrum of icebreakers that can be used for introducing new topics/material, reviewing curriculum/objectives, and most importantly helping to build camaraderie within your class/group. Participants will partake in numerous icebreakers throughout the course. Participants will examine ways icebreakers help to captivate an audience and initiate an interest in any subject/content area. When icebreakers are used effectively, students have the tendency to open up, share, and actively participate in your lesson. This course will explore the ways in which icebreakers can create a dynamic learning environment and serve as an excellent classroom management tool for participants and their students.

33. CPE Course: Moving From Problems to Solutions - Building Resiliency Skills

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: BVIP, D/HH, ESS/Special Ed, NPSP, Vision

Dates: 4/6/2021 to 4/27/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 4/1/2021

INSTRUCTORS: Rhonda Bielawski and Elaine Obidowski


How do we maximize our influence to make a difference? Students of today face an increasingly complex variety of problems. The ability to successfully adapt to adversity can sometimes mean the difference between achievement and failure. In this course, we will recognize and develop the protective factors which fosters resiliency in students. We will explore the role Student Assistance has with developing resiliency, and the latest research on resiliency.

34. CPE Course: Supporting Students with Autism in Education

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators. Approved for AIU staff in: DART and Speech & Language

Dates: 4/9/2021 to 4/30/2021

Meeting Times: Online

Registration for this course closes on 4/7/2021

INSTRUCTOR: Michael and Rhonda Bielawski


This course will provide participants descriptions of disorders that fall under the autism spectrum. Participants will review the latest research in the autism field and legal aspects of having students with autism in the classroom. We will explore fostering social competence in students with autism, developing and implementing IEPs for students with autism, and how to best meet these students' needs while promoting acceptance from the other classmates. Participants will take with them practical educational and instructional strategies to implement within their classroom.

35. CPE Course: Exploring Architecture

Program: CPE Courses

Audience: All K-12 educators, social studies, general education

Dates: 4/16/2021 to 4/30/2021

Meeting Times: Online

NEW COURSE for Spring, 2021!

Registration for this course closes on 4/14/2021

This is a 2-credit CPE course


INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Greenwald, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Architecture is the one art form that we interact with every day as we live, work, and play; yet we seldom consciously think or talk about it, since few people have had training in architecture. The purpose of this course is to alert educators to architecture as a cultural "barometer” of history, art, and technology and an effective means of helping students understand their communities. Through readings, walking tours, sketches, and simple exercises in architectural problem-solving, participants will experience architecture as a creative discipline applicable to every classroom.