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1. Montgomery County PA PBIS Coaches Networking Day (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: School District and school personnel in the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network

Dates: 3/25/2019

Starting Today
Join your local colleagues for a PBIS networking opportunity! This two hour opportunity is open to Montgomery County district/school coaches implementing or training to implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)! Get up-to-speed on the most recent, researched-based information from the state level. School building/district coaches looking to build on their practices, data, and systems of the SWPBIS framework are invited to attend.

2. CS in Algebra (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Mathematics Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 3/26/2019

Starting Soon
Algebra goes beyond just solving for x, and Code.org CS in Algebra goes beyond just writing code. Through using an easy-to-learn block based language, students will practice problem decomposition, clear communication through documentation, testing their own functions against example cases and input/output tables, and much more.

This one-day professional development workshop provides participants with knowledge and confidence in teaching the Code.org CS in Algebra curriculum. The curriculum's twenty lessons teach algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming and video game design.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

3. aimswebPlus: Getting Started with Benchmarking and Progress Monitoring (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, School Psychologists, School Leaders

Dates: 3/27/2019

Starting Soon
In this training, participants will learn the essentials of using aimswebPlus for benchmark screening and progress monitoring. This workshop will provide instruction on how to fluently navigate within the aimswebPlus accounts at the class, group, and student levels. Participants will examine how to collect benchmark and progress monitoring data using the online assessment platform and digital record forms. There will be a basic review to support the understanding and interpretation of reports available within the aimswebPlus system.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Enrollment will be limited to 2 people per district until February 28, 2019. After 2/28/19, the enrollment will be open to all until filled.

4. Math for the Autistic Brain (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special education teachers K-12, administrators, related service providers.

Dates: 3/28/2019 to 4/4/2019

Starting Soon
Students with complex instructional needs may struggle to learn every day math concepts. Day One of this workshop will address how the brain learns math, the use of the PA Math Standards to guide what to teach as well as assessment options. Participants will gain practical experience with the PA Math Standards, have time to practice new skills as well as review assessment materials. Day Two will focus on what your assessment data showed, instructional practices as well as ongoing assessment needs. A variety of instructional strategies and discussions groups will be utilized to support engagement and learning.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

5. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/1/2019 to 4/30/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

6. SEPaST Speaker Series: Pharmacy Industry Trends

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 4/2/2019

Participants will learn what drives pharmacy utilization and cost. Discussion will be held about what Employers can do about it.

This session is being offered as part of a SEPaST Speaker Series. Registration and a light lunch with networking will begin at 11:30am. The content of the session will begin at 12:00pm.

7. Teaching Tolerance: Facilitating Critical Conversations (E)

Program: Equity and Diversity

Audience: K-12 Staff

Dates: 4/3/2019

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This interactive workshop will help teachers explore strategies for facilitating critical conversations with students and colleagues. Participants will engage in personal reflection and examine some common beliefs and biases that can affect their ability to engage in productive conversations. They will learn strategies for creating supportive learning environments that encourage risk-taking during critical conversations. Finally, they'll investigate methods of teaching about implicit bias, race, and other critical topics.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

8. Act 339 Series Session #7: Showcase North Montco Technical Career Center

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle, and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators

Dates: 4/4/2019

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This regional showcase is for Methacton, Wissahickon, and Perk Valley 339 teams that completed session #1-6 in 2017-2018. Attending as part of a district team is essential. If possible, teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Ideally there would be representation from each level for effective and cohesive K-12 339 plans.
Session Goals:
* Presentation of key points of each district's 339 plan.
* Conversation between districts on current progress in career readiness efforts toward PA Future Ready Index
* Review of next steps for support of college and career readiness.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided by the NMTCC culinary program.
There will also be an opportunity for a tour of the technical programs.

9. REEL Series: Making Thinking Visible Through Technology (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-8

Dates: 4/4/2019

We believe one of the best ways to learn something new is through firsthand experiences that promote curiosity, questioning and reflection. This REEL (Rethinking Education through Experiential Learning) workshop is designed to immerse you in a hands-on student experience, teach you about a trend from a pedagogical lens, then give you the opportunity to apply your new learning and plan for implementation in your environment.

The REEL topic for this workshop is Making Thinking Visible Through Technology. How do you know if students are truly understanding content? Participants will engage with screencasting tools, Seesaw, Google Drawings and various other tools during the course of the day to create representations of their own learning and experience how technology can give us insights into student thoughts and perceptions.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

10. SWIS User Training for Existing SWIS Subscribers (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 4/4/2019

School Wide Information System (SWIS) is a confidential, web-based, school decision system for social climate and discipline data. It collects, summarizes, and provides informational data to monitor patterns of problem behavior across the school. School staff has immediate access to identify contexts where systems can be improved to reduce problem behaviors. This workshop is to train additional users on existing school SWIS subscriptions.

By invitation only: this workshop is for personnel in schools with previously established SWIS accounts. Any questions on eligibility, please contact Karen Stover-Perri at kstover@mciu.org .

11. SWIS User Training for Existing SWIS Subscribers (TaC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 4/4/2019

School Wide Information System (SWIS) is a confidential, web-based, school decision system for social climate and discipline data. It collects, summarizes, and provides informational data to monitor patterns of problem behavior across the school. School staff has immediate access to identify contexts where systems can be improved to reduce problem behaviors. This workshop is to train additional users on existing school SWIS subscriptions.

By invitation only: this workshop is for personnel in schools with previously established SWIS accounts. Any questions on eligibility, please contact Karen Stover-Perri at kstover@mciu.org .

12. eSUG - eSchoolPLUS SIS User Group Meeting

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 4/5/2019

New

This registration is set-up for MCIU and virtual attendees specifically for the eSchoolPLUS SIS - Select Non-Credit (Hours) if attending at MCIU or Non-Credit (Hours) Attend Virtual for virtual attendance.

Contact Elaina Wrzesniewski directly at (610) 755-9493 or ewrzesniewski@mciu.org with any questions.

Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

  1. Security
  2. What's New & Updates
  3. PowerSchool Performance Matters
  4. RUVNA - Product Demo
  5. TBD

13. Anxiety in Youth Best Practices in School-Based Interventions w/ Dr. Katherine K. Dahlsgaard (PSYCH)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Admnistrators and Educators

Dates: 4/8/2019

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Learn about the current state of the literature regarding assessment and treatment of anxious youth, particularly with regard to anxiety as expressed at school. You will receive training in specific, evidence-based strategies and interventions for anxious youth that are appropriate for the school-setting. Expert, Dr. Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, will engage attendees via case examples, modeling of techniques and role-play.

Objectives:
* Describe the typical presentation of children and adlolescents with anxiety disorders
* Describe empirically supported interventions they can use with these children and recommend to teachers and other school personnel
* Have increased knowledge regarding how to partner with families and caregivers regarding accommodations at school for anxious children.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

14. Federal Programs Council - Meaningful Consultation

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 4/9/2019

This council is for school district Federal Programs Coordinators and district level leadership staff members with similar roles. Meetings include an opportunity to discuss programmatic and managerial topics surrounding federally funded programs (Title funds) with PDE regional representatives.

15. PSUG - PowerSchool SIS User Group Meeting

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 4/9/2019

New

This registration is set-up for MCIU and virtual attendees specifically for the PowerSchool SIS - Select Non-Credit (Hours) if attending at MCIU or Non-Credit (Hours) Attend Virtual for virtual attendance.

Contact Elaina Wrzesniewski directly at (610) 755-9493 or ewrzesniewski@mciu.org with any questions.

Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

  1. Security
  2. What's New & Updates
  3. PowerSchool Performance Matters
  4. RUVNA - Product Demo
  5. PowerScheduler (basics/general overview)
  6. MBA Report Card Creator

16. The Mindful Classroom Series II

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators that have completed the Mindful Classroom Series I

Dates: 4/9/2019 to 5/21/2019

Prerequisite: This workshop was developed for teachers who successfully completed the Mindful Classroom Series I. Teachers are expected to have maintained a daily mindful practice.

Participants will meet for four sessions and will be exposed to and develop classroom application of mindful skills. Participants will develop and be supported with delivering mindful lessons to students. The course will sharpen participant's abilities to bring mindfulness to their students by asking them to develop and model lessons to the group. There will be at least two hours of expected work conducted outside each session.

Objectives:

* Participants will craft mindful language appropriate for a variety of audiences, including students, parents, co-workers, and administrators.
* Participants will create and deliver classroom activities to teach mindfulness to children.
* Participants will gain access to and help create a Mindful Online Community that will compile classroom activities developed by peers.
* Participants will interact with the instructor by keeping a weekly reflective journal, that will ensure a personalized experience.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

17. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 04/11/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 4/11/2019

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

This is the SE REGIONAL Meeting (CCIU, BCIU, DCIU & MCIU). Participants must register for this meeting with their designated IU. This site is for participants in the Montgomery County IU area only. Please contact your supervisor if you have any questions.

18. Wilson Fundations® Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 4/24/2019

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

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

19. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 4/25/2019

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

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

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

20. PARA SERIES: Building Bridges - Using High Yield Strategies to Promote Peer Interaction

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Special Education Paraprofessinals

Dates: 4/26/2019

These trainings are designed to provide practical information regarding educational methods and resources that may be used by special education paraprofessionals working with students in a variety of settings. These trainings will assist special education paraprofessionals to gain knowledge related to the standards listed in the PA Credential of Competency, and obtain ongoing in-service training hours required by Pennsylvania regulations.

In the Building Bridges - Using High Yield Strategies to Promote Peer Interaction workshop will be able to:
* Examine paraprofessional roles in supporting peer interaction withing the classroom.
* Identify potential barriers to promoting peer interaction.
* Identify high yield strategies for supporting and promoting peer interactions.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

21. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 4/29/2019

New
The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

Eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

22. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/1/2019 to 5/31/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

23. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 5/1/2019

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

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

24. CLM Coaches Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: CLM Coaches

Dates: 5/3/2019

Participants to this training will address coaching issues around the implementation of CLM in their schools or IU programs. Opportunity for problem solving, networking and review of new information from Tucci Learning Systems will be part of the day.

This training is held at the MCIU OR you may attend virtually. For those participants attending virtually you will receive instructions prior to the event.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Bring a brown bagged lunch.

25. Everyday Math Users Group Meeting (M)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County District Leaders

Dates: 5/3/2019

These meetings are for Montgomery County district leaders to network in their use of the Everyday Math Resources.

26. STEM, Stories, and Strategies: Librarian Networking Event and Meetup (STEM)(L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Librarians

Dates: 5/7/2019

Interested in connecting with other K-12 librarians across the county? Learn from your fellow librarians as they showcase strategies they use in their libraries to engage students in STEM and stories. Engage in collaborative conversations around topics that pertain to your school's library! Additionally, Amy Huss from Follett will be providing an update regarding what's new with Titlewave, Destiny, Collections, Book Fairs, and more. This event will take place at the Corbett Experience Center, and lunch will be provided by Follett. Please email ahmoyer@mciu.org with any dietary restrictions.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: The event will be catered.

27. Wilson Reading System (WRS) Introductory Workshop (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 5/7/2019 to 5/9/2019

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This three-day workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin implementing the Wilson Reading System (WRS), which is used in the Intensive Model setting. The Intensive Model targets students in grade two and beyond who are reading and spelling below grade level and is implemented in small groups.

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for Wilson Academy membership and Wilson Reading System Level 1 certification training.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

28. Current Drug Trends in Teens: Part 2 with Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 5/7/2019

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Current research into the substance use and abuse of youth indicates there is both good news and bad news. While one nationwide study found that illicit drug use, other than marijuana, had reached the lowest levels in the past two decades there is also reason for concern. The not so good news revealed an increase in usage of certain drugs, and a real decline in the perception of risk from using a number of substances. Drug trends among youth are a mix of the old and the new. Teens are using substances that have been here a long time, such as marijuana and hallucinogens. Newer trends include the use of synthetic drugs and kratom. Large numbers of youth vape, or “juul”. All of this coupled with the normalization of marijuana indicates we have much to do to understand and address the current drug trends among our youth. This workshop will: Address the current research on substance use and abuse among youth; Examine the use of K2 and Spice; Look at the use of Kratom and its short & long-term side effects; Examine the latest trends of juuling and vaping; Discuss the re-emergence of hallucinogens; Look at the prevalence of prescription drug use among teens; Continue the dialogue on marijuana; Review specific prevention programs for youth K 12. Light Breakfast and Lunch are provided

29. Google Level 1 Boot Camp (T)(STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 5/7/2019 to 5/8/2019

Google Education Certifications were updated and MCIU is pleased to offer educators an opportunity to work with Rich Kiker in preparation to take the Google Educator Level 1 exam. During this two day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of Google Apps for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve "Google Educator" status and pursue "Google Educator Trainer" status. Participants will be guided through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web-based tutorials, and video learning libraries.

FLYER

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Participants should all have a school Google account.
Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

30. A Beginners Guide to Project Based Learning (PBL) (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: General Education & Special Education Teachers, Curriculum Directors and Administrators

Dates: 5/8/2019

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a dynamic instructional approach where teachers provide real-world problems, challenges or complex questions to students so that they can gain a deeper understanding of content while developing critical thinking, creativity and communication skills. Do you find yourself wondering how to get started implementing and/or assessing PBL? This workshop will provide you with an overview of how to design an authentic project connected to your content as well as how to assess project based learning tasks.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

31. ESL Teacher Networking Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County ESL Teachers

Dates: 5/8/2019

Interested in connecting with other ESL professionals across the county? Join us for collaborative conversations where we will talk about problems of practice and share ideas. If you have questions or solutions, please be prepared to engage in the conversation!

Registration is limited to Montgomery County public school staff.

This meeting will be virtual, so you can join us from the comfort of your own classroom or couch. Login details will be provided to registered participants the morning of the session.

32. Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 5/9/2019

The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Participants walk away with a FREE Makey Makey kit (a 49.95 value) and certificate of completion.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

33. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 5/10/2019

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

34. Emerging Tech | Reel Series: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (T) (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12, Librarians and Coaches

Dates: 5/14/2019

We believe one of the best ways to learn something new is through firsthand experiences that promote curiosity, questioning and reflection. This REEL (Rethinking Education through Experiential Learning) workshop is designed to immerse you in a hands-on student experience, teach you about a trend from a pedagogical lens, then give you the opportunity to apply your new learning and plan for implementation in your environment.

The REEL topic for this workshop is Augmented and Virtual Reality. We will explore the spectrum of Virtual Reality resources through 360 photos and videos, with and without a headset. Participants will leave with a variety of strategies and resources to use when implementing mixed reality in their environments. The cost of a VR headset is included in the workshop price.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

35. Legal Currency in Special Education: The Latest Under the IDEA and Section 504 w/ Perry Zirkel (Psych)

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Special Education Leaders

Dates: 5/14/2019

New
This one-day program will provide a legal update for special education leaders.

AM SESSION: The morning will focus on recent case law under the Individuals with Disablities Education Act (IDEA).

PM SESSION: The afternoon will focus on the current eligibility standards and other student issues under Section 514 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

36. Emerging Tech | Introduction to Coding with the Micro:bit (T) (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-6 Educators

Dates: 5/14/2019

Have you heard about “coding” but been skeptical about the idea of adding one more thing into your day? Come curious and ready to explore how coding can be meaningfully embedded into the upper elementary curriculum and gain experience with resources that can be used in your classroom. The cost of this workshop includes a Micro:bit; a physical tool that you can bring back to your students! You will leave with experience and resources for engaging your students in the “Hour of Code” in December.

BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

37. Genre-Specific Process Writing (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 5/15/2019

This workshop will provide 3-8 teachers with "big ideas" in writing in all genres...narrative, informational, and opinion/argumentative and how they are applied to explicit core writing instruction. Practical methods and strategies for implementing effective writing practices for each genre will be explored. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of the critical features of each genre, will engage in writing for a variety purposes (and for different disciplines), and will experience the value of collaborative writing.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

38. Elementary Principals Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Elementary Principals in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 5/15/2019

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school Elementary Principals or his/her designee and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

39. Act 45: Engineering Effective STEAM Leadership (STEM)(T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 5/16/2019 to 6/20/2019

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 Schoology in order to receive course credit. Participants that successfully complete the course will receive thirty (30) Act 45 hours of credit.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

40. Federal Programs Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School District Federal Programs Coordinators

Dates: 5/17/2019

This council is for school district Federal Programs Coordinators and district level leadership staff members with similar roles. Meetings include an opportunity to discuss programmatic and managerial topics surrounding federally funded programs (Title funds) with PDE regional representatives.

41. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Foundation Course - CPI Initial Training

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 5/20/2019 to 5/21/2019

This newly revised workshop provides participants with the skills needed to de-escalate potentially violent situations in school settings. Through expanded role-playing[laying and skill oriented participation, the Crisis Prevention Institute approach will help prepare staff to maintain control during potential crisis situations. Participants will complete workbook and culminating tests. Participants must attend both days.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

42. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 5/20/2019

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff Montgomery County technical school staffand must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

43. MCIU Math and Science Collaborative Conversations

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 5/20/2019

This opportunity is for professional staff who have a leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. During these sessions, math and science specific topics will be discussed.

44. Montgomery County SWPBIS Administrator Networking Day

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: District and Building Level Administrators currently participating in the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Network.

Dates: 5/20/2019

This Professional Learning Community opportunity is designed for administrators who lead, develop and sustain SWPBIS data, systems, and practices. Current district and building level administrators are invited to share current experiences and collectively learn about new research and resources throughout the year. An optional book study will also be made available to all participants.



Registration: Begins at 3:30 PM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

45. Trauma Training 101 for Educators (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Emotional Support Staff

Dates: 5/21/2019

Learn the basics of Trauma-Informed Care in a school setting. Participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences and the implications of trauma on student performance. Participants will gain skills in creating a trauma-sensitive classroom to improve student achievement.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.

46. Trauma Training 101 for Clinical Staff (OSS)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: MCIU Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 5/21/2019

Learn the basics of Trauma-Informed Care in a school setting. Participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impacts of trauma on development. Participants will learn about identification and intervention of trauma when working with students. Participants will gain skills to support students in their learning environment.

Registration: Begins at 12:00 PM.

47. Dive into STEM (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/21/2019

Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

FLYER

This offering is part of PA SEED Days.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

48. MCIU PIIC Networking Meeting 05/29/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County PIIC Coaches

Dates: 5/29/2019

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

49. Nature-Based STEM for ALL (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers who teach Science

Dates: 5/30/2019

MCIU has partnered with Riverbend, a facility on a 30 acre preserve in Gladwyne, PA, whose main mission and purpose is to motivate and educate the next generation of care for our natural world through nature-based STEM education programs. Nature-based STEM is a way to engage all students in STEM, using authentic experiences in nature. This 1-day training will allow participants to experience a hands-on introduction to Inquiry Based learning and the 5E cycle in nature through building science skills like observation, questioning and collecting evidence. Participants will conduct hands-on nature based investigations using science practices and nature journaling at Riverbend’s 30-acre nature preserve. After experiencing nature-based STEM in the morning, will work in the classroom setting to learn strategies for using nature-based STEM to support existing curriculum goals. Focus will be placed on strategies for making Nature-Based STEM accessible for ALL students and breaking down barriers that could potentially be in place. Teacher participants will receive access to Riverbend’s Teacher network which includes hands-on science lessons and resources that encourage inquire based lessons in the classroom.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

50. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC) 05/30/19

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 5/30/2019

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

51. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Public School Staff involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 5/30/2019

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

52. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 6/1/2019 to 6/30/2019

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

Credit Options
3 ACT 48 Hours
3 Non-Credit Hours

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

53. Co-Teachng Webinar Series: Dealing with the Unknown - A Mindful Approach to Coping with Changes in Co-Teaching Structures (TaC)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting) OSS

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers K-12

Dates: 6/5/2019

Join us as we unpack some of the most complex aspects of co-teaching! We will be puling in other voices from our organization to provide strategies that address current issues and trends around co-teaching.

Register for one or all topics that interest you. The day of the event you will receive an email invitation to join the webinar virtually.

All meetings are virtual 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

* November 15 2018: Meshing Classroom Mangagement Philosophies in the Co-Taught Classroom
* January 16, 2019: Autism and Co-Teaching
* March 20, 2019: Solving the Equation: Co-Teaching in the Math Classroom
* June 5, 2019: Dealing with the Unknown: A Mindful Approach to Coping with Changes in Co-Teaching Structures

For questions, contact Christine Butterfield at Cbutterfield@mciu.org .

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54. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Regular and Special Education Teachers (K-12), Administrators

Dates: 6/6/2019 to 10/23/2019

Do you want to be involved with a cooperative teaching model in your school but don't know where to begin? This two day training will review various co-teaching models and related strategies to support success. Co-teaching teams are encouraged to register together. Participants will brainstorm solutions to problematic issues such as planning time, behavior management, assessment and differentiated instruction. Consulting staff will provide on-site follow up support to participants.
Participants must attend both sessions.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Participants should bring curricular materials to plan lessons.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

55. Picture Perfect STEM K-2 (STEM)(L)(TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Public and Non-Public teachers, administrators, librarians

Dates: 6/11/2019

New
Are you eager to integrate STEM into your curriculum? This workshop is ideal for K-5, elementary and special education teachers who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM, literacy integration, and the 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. By the end of this session, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to successfully begin implementing Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons in your classroom!

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

56. Picture Perfect STEM 3-5 (STEM) (L) (TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Public and Non-Public teachers, administrators, librarians

Dates: 6/12/2019

New
Are you eager to integrate STEM into your curriculum? This workshop is ideal for K-5 elementary and special education teachers who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM, literacy integration, and the 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. By the end of this workshop, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to successfully begin implementing Picture Perfect STEM Lessons in your classroom.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

57. Math Strategies and Best Practices (M)(TAC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Special Education and General Education teachers

Dates: 6/13/2019

New
This professional development workshop will look at mathematical strategies and best practices that can be utilized across all educational settings. Participants will leave with a tool kit of resources needed to meet the needs of all learners. Strategies will focus on building conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency skills.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

Registrants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible for Title II-A funding support. To verify your eligibility, please email Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org.

58. SEPaST Speaker Series: Digital Healthcare Trends

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 6/13/2019

Participants will learn how medical insurance plans are leveraging technology to drive consumer engagement, improve care, and reduce cost.

This session is being offered as part of a SEPaST Speaker Series. Registration and a light lunch with networking will begin at 11:30am. The content of the session will begin at 12:00pm.

59. 2019 PA PowerSchool User Group Conference - eSchool SIS / eFinance Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/17/2019 to 6/18/2019

New
PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS Standard Registration ONLY!

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Monday, June 17, 2019 to Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (morning)

Regular Conference Cost: $150

Early Bird Discount: $125 (Available through May 13, 2019)

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PA-SUG@mciu.org

60. 2019 PA PowerSchool User Group Conference - Member Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/18/2019 to 6/20/2019

New
PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS

Member Registration ONLY!

PowerSchool Solutions membership will be confirmed by MCIU before registration is finalized internally - Must use your LEA email address when registering

Please Note: Exclusively for members only - Flex Pass

Allows an LEA to send another member on the days the main registrant does not attend - Need to notify MCIU

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (afternoon) to Thursday, June 20, 1019

Member Conference Cost: $275

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PA-SUG@mciu.org

61. 2019 PA PowerSchool User Group Conference - PowerSchool SIS Registration

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 6/18/2019 to 6/20/2019

New
PSA 2018_PowerSchool SIS Standard Registration ONLY!

Hosted at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit:

2 W. Lafayette Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (afternoon) to Thursday, June 20, 2019

Regular Conference Cost: $325

Early Bird Discount: $275 (Available through May 13, 2019)

Consortium members will need to register via the designated member registration link that was emailed separately. If you did not receive the link, then please send an email to Elaina.

Please direct all questions to Elaina Wrzesniewski at PA-PSUG@mciu.org

62. Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP English Language and Composition Educators

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/27/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

63. Advanced Placement French Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP French Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/27/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

64. Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP U.S. Government and Politics Educators

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/27/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

65. Advanced Placement U.S. History Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP U.S. History Educators

Dates: 6/24/2019 to 6/27/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 10, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

66. Echoes and Reflections: Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students (E)(TAC)

Program: Equity and Diversity

Audience: Secondary Educators

Dates: 7/17/2019

Through Echoes and Reflection's signature professional development program, participants explore and gain access to a range of classroom content and consider instructional enhancements to support students' study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its meaning in the world today. Educators enhance their own knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, and build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

67. Advanced Placement Chinese Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Chinese Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

68. Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Computer Science Principles Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

69. Advanced Placement Economics Macro and Micro Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Economics Marcro and Micro Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

70. Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Spanish Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

71. Advanced Placement Calculus AB Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Calculus AB Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

72. Advanced Placement German Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP German Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

73. Advanced Placement Physics 1: Algebra- Based Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Physics Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

74. Advanced Placement Psychology Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Psychology Educators

Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/8/2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 22, 2019

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

75. Echoes and Reflections: Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust- Connecting the Past with Today (E)(TAC)

Program: Equity and Diversity

Audience: Secondary Educators

Dates: 8/8/2019

As the world struggles with the largest refugee crisis since WWII, Echoes and Reflections content can be used to examine barriers to immigration including political, bureaucratic and, in some cases, the unwillingness to accept Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. This timely offering supports educators and helps students make meaningful connections with similar issues affecting people and nations today.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

76. Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention- INTERMEDIATE - Resource Training (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 10/17/2019

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems red, gold, purple and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). Participants must attend all 3 days of training. In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of new LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems, professional development for these systems delves in to the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency as well as phonics and word study principles, book discussion formats, writing about reading routines, novel study units, test taking study, and silent reading. Special attention will be dedicated on what the research has shown to be effective instruction for older, struggling readers and clear rationales for instruction procedures within LLI.

FLYER

Bring: When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works, The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1, and the Program Guide, which comprehensively outlines the implementation of the System. All resources are found within the LLI teaching resource. All participants must have access to the Leveled Literacy Intervention resources.
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

77. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 8/12/2019

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

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

78. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 8/13/2019

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

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

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

79. Wilson Reading System (WRS) Introductory Workshop (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/14/2019 to 8/16/2019

This three-day workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin implementing the Wilson Reading System (WRS), which is used in the Intensive Model setting. The Intensive Model targets students in grade two and beyond who are reading and spelling below grade level and is implemented in small groups.

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for Wilson Academy membership and Wilson Reading System Level 1 certification training.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

80. Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention- PRIMARY - Resource Training (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals who have access to the Leveled Literacy Intervention resource

Dates: 8/15/2019 to 10/18/2019

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems orange, green and blue and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). Participants must attend all 3 days of training. Topics within the three-day Professional Support curriculum include: overview of the lesson framework, understanding the demands of texts, assessing and grouping students, teaching within the LLI Lessons, using the prompting guide, and documenting progress. In addition to learning how to implement LLI Lessons, participants will deepen their understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress.

FLYER

Bring: When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works, The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1, and the Program Guide, which comprehensively outlines the implementation of the System. All resources are found within the LLI teaching resource. All participants must have access to the Leveled Literacy Intervention resources.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

81. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 8/22/2019

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

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

82. Wilson Reading System ® (WRS) Certification Level I (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/12/2019 to 5/15/2020

The school year long WRS Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive professional learning and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with fidelity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 65-lesson practicum, including demonstration, observation and feedback from a Wilson credentialed trainer.

FLYER

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed the WRS Introductory Course within the last 5 years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements and an additional standardized normed reading test with subtests that compare word attack to comprehension skills. All WRS Level I participants need to have WRS 4th Ed. materials to use during this practicum.

NOTE: Interested participants outside of Montgomery County must contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org for more details.

LUNCH: There will be a one hour lunch break.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
*Cancellation less than 14 days prior to course start-up: $250 drop fee paid by participant.
* Cancellation after 30 days of course start-up: $2100 paid by participant.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

83. SEPaST Speaker Series: Consumer Directed Healthcare

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 9/12/2019

Considering a High Deductible Health Plan? Come learn what the experts know.

This session is being offered as part of a SEPaST Speaker Series. Registration and a light lunch with networking will begin at 11:30am. The content of the session will begin at 12:00pm.

84. Wilson Fundations® Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/24/2019

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

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

85. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades Prek - 6th

Dates: 9/25/2019

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

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

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

86. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators Grades PreK - 6th

Dates: 9/26/2019

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

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

87. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 10/1/2019 to 10/3/2019

This three-day workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System (WRS) group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. This course examines the specifics of each WRS lesson, with an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency instruction.

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for the Wilson Reading System Level II Certification.

Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

88. SEPaST Speaker Series: State of the Healthcare Market

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 12/12/2019

Join us for an overview of the latest trends impacting healthcare.

This session is being offered as part of a SEPaST Speaker Series. Registration and a light lunch with networking will begin at 11:30am. The content of the session will begin at 12:00pm.