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1. PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Mental Health Providers for the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 10/26/2017

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This workshop is for members of the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only. Members who are mental health providers (e.g., psychologists, counselors, social workers, etc.) need to attend BOTH days to receive credit and their PREPaRE Workshop 2 certificates.

This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.

Registration will being one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 45 minutes. Please bring a bagged lunch.

2. Student Sexual Aggression and Assault: Reality, Intervention and Prevention

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 10/17/2017

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According to recent research, about one-in-four young women reported experiencing sexual assault since enrolling in college, a statistic we are all too familiar with. Lesser known is the number of youth in our elementary and secondary schools that experience sexual assault at the hands of their peers. The Associated Press spent a year investigating student-on-student reported sexual assaults. Over a four-year period, they found over 17,000 student-on-student assaults in our schools, some involving victims and perpetrators as young as five and six. Student-on-student sexual assaults increase significantly during middle school, but five percent of all sexual assaults reported on school property in a recent two-year period happened to 5 and 6 year-olds. In the two years between 2014 and 2016, federal investigations into schools and their mishandling of sexual harassment and assault cases more than tripled. Few school personnel can identify the individual in their district responsible for the management of reports of sexual harassment and assault, and fewer still have received training addressing student sexual harassment and assault. This workshop will: Look at the current research addressing peer-on-peer sexual aggression and sexual assaults occurring in schools; Examine the role and responsibility of schools and agencies in addressing student sexual aggression and assault; Review education and prevention models that include bystander intervention.

3. Fountas and Pinnell's The Continuum of Literacy Learning K-8 (L) DATE CHANGED to 10/18/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-8 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialists, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/18/2017

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This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore the behaviors and understandings to notice, teach, and support as students think within, beyond, and about a text. Fountas and Pinnell provide a link from assessment to instruction via classroom practices such as guided reading and read-aloud. Their professional book The Continuum of Literacy Learning: A Guide to Teaching is included with the training and provides the basis for this seminar. Drawing from this important resource, the seminar provides an introduction to The Continuum and how it can be used to set goals for student learning in individual, small groups, or whole class lessons. Discover how The Continuum can be used as a bridge to connect your assessment data to your instruction, as well as, how it can serve as a guide for evaluating student progress over time, helping to identify the specific areas for targeted instruction.

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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*

4. Data Quality Network Meeting: October 2017

Program: Data Governance

Audience: LEA Admin, PIMS Administrators, HR Directors, Data Teams, Special Education Supervisors and Directors

Dates: 10/18/2017

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Activities and topics for discussion include:

PIMS Admin Resources
Justin Beyler and Candice Felton, PDE

Special Ed December Child Count and Act 16 Collection
Jodi Rissinger and Dan Ficca, PDE

Scheduled activities are subject to change. For the latest information, including any handouts and to pre-submit questions to the presenters, visit the Data Quality Network website.

5. Local Data Networking Meeting: October 2017

Program: Data Governance

Audience: LEA admins, PIMS administrators, data teams

Dates: 10/18/2017

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This month's local data networking meeting focuses on special education and is geared to prepare Montgomery County LEAs for the annual December 1 Child Count.

Topics for discussion:
*Login changes to Child Count SharePoint site
*Review of PA State Data Manager
*Dissecting Your Snapshots: Tricks and Tips for Reviewing Your Child Count Submission
As part of this month's presentation, Theo Smith will share the procedures he uses in Microsoft Excel to analyze and verify the PIMS templates that are used in the December special education PIMS submission. Participants can either bring their own templates or follow along with IU-provided sample data.

6. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades PRIMARY (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades K-2, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/19/2017

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This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades K-2.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

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.

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

7. Gamification: An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding and Creating Learning Games (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/19/2017

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Under the right conditions learning occurs in games. But learning doesn't occur in all games - even ones intended to lead to learning. Why? What makes a game effective from a learning perspective? Learn research-based recommendations for using games in K-12 curriculum. Discover game features that lead to impactful learning outcomes.

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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.

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

8. CPI Refresher Training - The Quaker School at Horsham

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Staff at The Quaker School at Horsham

Dates: 10/20/2017

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This training will review the basic tenets of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention including personal safety techniques and principles. There is a participant workbook and culminating test.

9. Act 339 Series Session #2: Program Component, Delivery; Stakeholder, Parents

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 10/20/2017

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

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This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Program Component, Delivery; Stakeholder, Parents * Reviewing key concepts from Training #1.
* Review work completed from Training #1.(#1,2,4,5 on the 339 template).
* Introducing the Career Education and Work Standards.
* Discussing community and online resources (339 Template Item #10, Organizing Career Resources).
* Understanding what goes into the Delivery portion of model (Template Items #7,8,9).
* Developing a strategy to engage, involve Parent stakeholders in your program.

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. Using Block Scheduling to the Teachers Advantage - PENN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic

Audience: Penn Christian Academy STAFF ONLY

Dates: 10/20/2017

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Block periods can be beneficial to the classroom if the teacher is aware of how to utilize the time and keep students engaged. This season will address teaching strategies that have been proven to maximize the longer class periods and how to keep students engaged. Block periods will be 90 minutes each class plus a 45 period. Faculty will learn how to execute these methods and how to plan for a schedule that is only part block.

11. Launch Book Study (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/23/2017 to 2/20/2018

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The book Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student is based on the belief that all kids are naturally creative and that every classroom should be filled with creativity and wonder. It is a top seller on Amazon.com and has been the inspiration for numerous teachers to infuse design thinking into their instruction and classroom. Join us as we navigate through this book and have enriching conversations to transfer ideas from this book into practice.

Participants must purchase the book: Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student ISBN-10: 0996989544 approximately $20.00.

This book study will be completely online through our Learning Management System. There will be four optional virtual meeting that will occur on a monthly basis.

The dates of the optional virtual meetings are:
* Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
* Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
* Monday, January 22, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
* Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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12. A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning Grades K-5 with Brett Moulding (S)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades K-5, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/24/2017 to 12/13/2017

Join us for a three-day professional learning opportunity focused on developing meaningful understanding of the new vision for science teaching and learning presented in the NRC report A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Brett Moulding will lead educators in this series to develop an in-depth understanding of how to change science teaching and learning to match the current research. Science performances will be modeled and participants will engage with and reflect upon the performances to shift their science teaching and learning to ensure student engagement in the three dimensions of the Framework and NGSS.

Sessions will feature modeling, discussions and reflection of effective strategies to successfully engage students in argumentation and explanation. Time will also be provided for teachers to explore lessons that focus on the 5 E's instructional model as well as tools to use to modify their favorite lessons into three-dimensional 5 E lessons.

Participants will receive a copy of Mr. Moulding's book A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning.

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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.

13. Fountas and Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades INTERMEDIATE (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Classroom and Spec Ed Teachers Grades 3-6, Reading Specialist, Intervention Teachers, Literacy Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 10/24/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is based on Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the Guided Reading seminar teachers explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the framework of a guided reading lesson and how they can support comprehending and fluency throughout each element of the lessons. The professional text Guided Reading, Second Edition: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades is included.

Course goals:
* Gain an overview of the components of the literacy framework as described in Guided Reading, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading.
* Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning in grades 3-6.
* Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
* Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond and about the text.
* Analyze leveled books to better understand the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient and how to match books to readers.
* Focus on assessment and how running records and anecdotal evidence help inform our instruction in guided reading.

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.

FLYER

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

14. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 10/24/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 10/24/2017

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

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

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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.

15. Follow-Up: A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning with Brett Moulding (S)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Science Teachers Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/25/2017

This workshop is only for participants that attended the 3-day workshop in 2016-17 or the 1-day workshop at PSTA in Penn State. The day will be an advanced topics session focused on science instruction consistent with the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education. This professional learning opportunity will model science instruction and provide insights into how to shift instruction toward three-dimensional teaching and learning. The sessions will focus on developing deeper understanding of how to use the instructional model "Gather, Reason, and Communicate (GRC)" and provide GRC and 5E GRC lessons to use in your classroom.

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.

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

16. What is Worth Fighting For? The Essentials of Teaching Writing at the Secondary Level (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 10/25/2017

This workshop will provide middle school and high school educators with an overview of effective, research-based practices related to writing instruction and the specific role time, choice, feedback, and explicit instruction play in the secondary classroom. Practical methods and strategies for implementing effective writing practices for all genres will be explored. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of the writing instruction essentials that are worth fighting for in our schools today.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional 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.

17. Montgomery County Gifted Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: MCIU Gifted Council Members

Dates: 10/25/2017

This council is for professional staff who have have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of programming for gifted education.

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

18. Collaborative Decision Making for School Leaders with TregoED SPONSORED BY LINCOLN IU 12- Act 45/PIL Approved - 40 Hours)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educational Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2017 to 11/17/2017

SPONSORED BY LINCOLN INTERMEDIATE UNIT

PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BILLED DIRECTLY BY LINCOLN INTERMEDIATE #12. COST PER PERSON: $300 FOR LIU MEMBER SCHOOLS; $400 FOR ALL OTHERS. REVISED DATES: 10/26/17, 10/27/17 & 11/17/17.

This offering is approved by The PA Department of Education as a 40 hour Act45/PIL program. Attendance at all three days and successful completion of job-embedded assignments are required to earn Act 45/PIL hours.

Facilitated by Dr. Kathy Blackburn from TregoED, the processes presented in this three-day training series are based upon the pioneering research of Ben Tregoe and Charles Kepner. Education leaders from the US and Canada have benefited from the skills taught in this highly regarded opportunity which provides leaders with three proven strategies to more effectively assess and address critical issues:

1. Situation Appraisal
2. Decision Analysis
3. Potential Problem Analysis

Using the three processes taught in this workshop, participants are able to:

*Make well-balanced and effective decisions
*Understand and break down large issues into manageable pieces
*Plan for successful implementation of changes, policies and initiatives
*Build commitment from diverse stakeholders
*Use a shared problem-solving language and approach to enhance communication and outcomes
*Increase transparency, trust and confidence from Boards and communities
*Effectively utilize existing data and information in problem-solving and decision-making
*Use involvement, facts and logic to de-escalate emotions and conflict

Visit http://tregoed.org/ to learn more about the processes and research of TregoED.

19. Writing Instruction within a Balanced Literacy Framework (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 10/26/2017

The Balanced Literacy Framework aligned to the gradual release of responsibility allows for a systematic approach to writing instruction. This workshop will focus on the blocks of instruction that have the greatest impact on students. Participants will review the research that supports gradual release instructional design and further develop their understanding of the balance between whole group, small group and individual conferences in their classrooms. Nuisances between shared writing, interactive writing and modeled writing will be explored as well as investigation into guided writing and conferring.

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

20. Dive into STEM (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2017

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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.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

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

21. 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: 10/27/2017

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.

22. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 10/30/2017

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 and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

23. DIBELS Next Reading Assessment (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/1/2017

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Do you want to learn more about the DIBELS Next reading assessment? The DIBELS Next workshop is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and empirical foundations of DIBELS Next as well as training in administration and scoring of the measures. Participants in this training will learn how to administer the assessment and its connections to the five big ideas of literacy.

If you intend on becoming a DIBELS Mentor, giving you the ability to train staff in your building/district, you must also register for the two day DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring workshop to be held on June 19 & 20, 2018.

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.

24. PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Mental Health Providers for the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 11/8/2017

This workshop is for members of the County-Wide Crisis Intervention Teams only. Members who are mental health providers (e.g., psychologists, counselors, social workers, etc.) need to attend BOTH days to receive credit and their PREPaRE Workshop 2 certificates.

This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.

Registration will being one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 45 minutes. Please bring a bagged lunch.

25. 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: 11/1/2017 to 11/30/2017

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.

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.

26. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 1/24/2018

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. Participants must attend both sessions. Consulting staff will provide on-site follow up support to participants.

Laptops are required for this workshop.

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Registration begins on-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a lunch or visit a local eatery.

27. DIBELS Math Assessent (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/2/2017

New
Have you heard about the DIBELS Math assessment? DIBELS Math is an assessment used to measure the acquistion of mathematics skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. DIBELS Math is comprised of measures of early numeracy, computation, and concepts and applications that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master in order to become proficient in mathematics.

If you intend on becoming a DIBELS Mentor, giving you the ability to train staff in your building/disrict, you must also register for the DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring workshop to be held on June 19 & 20, 2018.

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.

28. Ramping Up Language for ELs to Excel: Effective Strategies for All Teachers of ELs (ESL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/2/2017 to 11/30/2017

This is a two-part professional development series to support teachers and administrators in their work with ELs. Participants must attend both sessions. See flyer for more information.

11/2/17 Introduction to Academic Language and Effectively Scaffolding Content Instruction for ELs with Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder.
In this session participants will learn why the teaching of academic language is so important to the success of ELs. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze the language demands of authentic academic tasks and texts and practice strategies for selecting `and teaching academic vocabulary to ELs.

11/30/17 Teaching Academic Language at the Sentence and Discourse Levels, Teaching Background Knowledge, and Oral Language Development for ELs with Sydney Snyder and Jill Kester.
In this session participants expand upon concepts learned on 11/2/17 and will practice strategies for teaching academic language at the sentence and discloser levels.

All participants will receive the book Unlocking English Learners Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible written by Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder.

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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.

The following MCIU Title III Consortium member districts can attend at no additional cost: Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

29. Google Apps for Education - Follow up - St. Philip Neri STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic

Audience: St. Philip Neri - STAFF ONLY

Dates: 11/2/2017 to 2/1/2018

Will discuss how you have integrated Google Apps into your lesson plans. Will discuss specific content and objective that should be addresed. Staff will learn how to integrate technology with their students throughout curriculum instruction and learning.

30. LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Building Authentic Learning (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-6 and Adminstrators

Dates: 11/2/2017

Come experience the power of creating authentic cross-curricular learning with the MCIU at LEGOLAND Discovery Center located at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing real-world learning experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn how components at LEGOLAND can be incorporated into multiple content areas.
* Learn about fieldtrips at LEGOLAND.

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the opportunity to explore LEGOLAND. Please note that this professional development offering is designed specifically for upper elementary (grades 3-6) teachers and administrators. Children are not permitted to attend this session.

Please note that a district is only permitted to send up to 5 enrollees.

FLYER

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

31. Collaborative Decision Making for School Leaders with TregoED (Nov 3, Dec 8 & Feb 2 New dates) - Act 45/PIL Approved - 40 Hours)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educational Administrators

Dates: 11/3/2017 to 2/2/2018

This offering is approved by The PA Department of Education as a 40 hour Act45/PIL program. Attendance at all three days and successful completion of job-embedded assignments are required to earn Act 45/PIL hours.

Facilitated by Dr. Kathy Blackburn from TregoED, the processes presented in this three-day training series are based upon the pioneering research of Ben Tregoe and Charles Kepner. Education leaders from the US and Canada have benefited from the skills taught in this highly regarded opportunity which provides leaders with three proven strategies to more effectively assess and address critical issues:

1. Situation Apprasial
2. Decision Analysis
3. Potential Problem Analysis

Using the three processes taught in this workshop, participants are able to:

*Make well-balanced and effective decisions
*Understand and break down large issues into manageable pieces
*Plan for successful implementation of changes, policies and initiatives
*Build commitment from diverse stakeholders
*Use a shared problem-solving language and approach to enhanve communication and outcomes
*Increase transparency, trust and confidence from Boards and communities
*Effectively utilize existing data and information in problem-solving and decision-making
*Use involvement, facts and logic to de-escalate emotions and conflict

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Visit http://tregoed.org/ to learn more about the processes and research of TregoED.

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

32. School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) Training

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Facilities Directors, Athletic Directors, School Administrators

Dates: 11/6/2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as part of the School Climate Cleanout Campaign (SC3), will be presenting Integrated Chemical Management and Safety Training (Training) for teachers and facilities personnel from Pennsylvania schools.

The purpose of this Training is to help schools improve overall chemical management practices. Therefore, the Training is intended for school administrators, teachers, and other school staff only. Topics will include Hazard Awareness, Chemical Safety, and Development of a Chemical Management Plan.

As schools begin to implement their integrated chemical management plan, a review of the chemical inventory usually reveals some out of date, excess and/or high risk chemicals that require proper handling and disposal. Schools participating in the Integrated Chemical Management and Safety Training will be invited to apply for assistance with the chemical cleanout process that will take place in 2018. This assistance is provided once per school based on completeness of each application and availability of funds. Schools that do not participant in the Training are not eligible for assistance with the chemical cleanout process. If you have any questions regarding registration, contact Holley Moyer at ahmoyer@mciu.org.

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33. Innovation in Education featuring keynote George Couros (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 9-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 11/7/2017

Join the Perkiomen Valley School district in partnership with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit as they host George Couros on November 7th for a day of innovative thinking! George will share a presentation based upon his most recent book, The Innovator's Mindset. He will prompt attendees to think about what innovation means, why it is imperative for educators and students today, and how we can begin to provide new and improved learning opportunities in schools. At the conclusion of the keynote, George will participate in the small group conversations organized for high school teachers. He will empower all to wonder, explore and become more forward thinking, emphasizing that innovation is not a skill set, but a mindset. His words and follow up conversations will assist us in realizing how we can develop and strengthen the experiences of our students in school today. The afternoon content specific sessions will allow attendees to apply their learning from the morning to upcoming lessons and units. Attendees will leave with ideas and knowledge of how their instruction can be relevant and creative in support of student success today.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

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34. Paraprofessional Training Series: Presuming Competence: Strategies to Support Reading Instruction

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/7/2017

Participants will be able to: gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of reading instruction so that they can assist teachers when working with struggling readers, understand the role of the five essential elements of literacy, understand how to support students in acquiring literacy skills and how to apply instructional techniques and content that will reinforce effective reading instruction.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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35. Paraprofessional Training Series: Promoting Self-Determination Skills Among Secondary Students With Disabilities

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/7/2017

As students move through school toward adulthood, they are expected to assume greater responsibility for managing their own behavior, to play a more prominent role in planning for their future, and to become increasingly independent. Indeed, an important focus of schooling is on equipping students for the eventual roles and responsibilities of adulthood. Conversations about preparing students well for these future roles often turn to the topic of promoting self-determination. Throughout this training, participants will explore the role of self-determination as it relates to the secondary transition process.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

36. Pediatric Psychopharmacology: How Medications Can and Cannot Help Vulnerable Students

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologists

Dates: 11/7/2017

DR. JOSEPH HEWITT is presenting this workshop to provide psychologists with information that they need to know about psychotropic medication. He will discuss the merits of one selection of category medication over another in educational treatment planning. Controversies such as suicidality, brain development, metabolic and cardiac effects, and dependent issues will be addressed.

Registration begins one half hour before workshop.

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37. Differentiated Instruction - ST MARGARET SCHOOL STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic

Audience: St. Margaret School

Dates: 11/7/2017

The faculty will learn how to plan and implement strategies to support Differentiated Instuction.

38. MCIU PIIC Meeting 11/9/17

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 11/9/2017

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.

39. Youth Mental Health: Risk and Resiliency

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 11/9/2017

Wait List
The majority of our youth are emotionally healthy, yet one in every four to five youth overall meet the criteria for a mental health disorder that places them at risk for severe impairment and/or distress. Substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders are the most commonly diagnosed disorders. There are many reasons for concern for the mental health of our youth: suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for teens, youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are at an even higher risk for mental health disorders, the impact of trauma on youth, and the negative impact that social media sites and apps can have on young people. This workshop will: Review the current research addressing the mental health of youth; Look at the signs and symptoms of behavioral health concerns; Examine how trauma impacts learning and development; Discuss how to appropriately respond to youth experiencing mental health issues; Look at resilience, and education and prevention options for schools and agencies.

40. MCIU Tech Innovators 11/09/17

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Technology Innovators

Dates: 11/9/2017

THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING THE PIIC MEETING IN THE MORNING. This council is for Montgomery County technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching.

41. ADHD Classroom Strategies - Waldron Mercy Academy - Lower School

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Waldron Mercy Academy - Lower School Staff

Dates: 11/10/2017

Participants will explore the characteristics of ADHD and how to address students' unique instructional needs.

42. ISTE Student Standards -PRESENTATION BVM STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic

Audience: VISITATION BVM STAFF ONLY

Dates: 11/13/2017

This workshop will give teachers a better understanding of the ISTE Student Standards, giving teachers a better understanding of the requirements. Teachers are to bring a device of their choice with a specific student assignment or subject in mind and would see how the student standards would help both the teaching and learning of the subject matter.

43. Montgomery County SWPBIS Networking Meeting

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: School District and school personnel in the PAPS network

Dates: 11/13/2017

New
First ever county-level SWPBIS Networking Meeting for Montgomery County School Districts involved in the PAPBS Network. Come and get the most recent research-based information coming out as the state level. Interact with job-alike colleagues to share the practices, data and systems of your SWPBIS framwork.

44. How to Support Students' Productive Struggle and Perseverance Grades 6-12 (M) DATES CHANGED

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 11/14/2017 to 12/7/2017

Effective teaching of mathematics consistently provides students, individually and collectively, with opportunities and supports to engage in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and relationships. This 2-day workshop will help you build and nurture a culture for productive struggle by answering the following questions:

* What is productive struggle?
* Why is productive struggle important to student's mathematics learning/
* How do we support productive struggle for each and every student?

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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.

45. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 11/14/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 11/14/2017

This module discusses and demonstrates the many conditions, skills, processes, and abilities that impact reading comprehension outcomes. Participants will study the text, reader, task, and context variables that impact comprehension. They will also investigate the challenges of written language processing at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, and disclosure levels. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 6 book.

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

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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.

46. The Use of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Programming in Your Classroom: Evidenced-based Teaching Strategies

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Teachers K-12, Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/14/2017

As part of the ongoing ABA Series, this session will focus on specific teaching strategies across the verbal operants. Errorless teaching as well as error correction procedures will be a core part to this workshop as well as how to develop mand programs and specific teaching procedures/prompt strategies for the teaching of the verbal operants. The use of variable reinforcement (VR) will be addressed. Finally, different ways to collect data will be shared.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 1 hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

47. Use PVAAS to Find Your School-Wide Focus

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 11/14/2017

Analyses of data and transforming that information into strategic action is a key skill for school leaders. This session will engage participants and further develop skills in the area of data informed decision making.

You will:
* Interpret PVAAS school level growth reports on the Launchpad and the NEW Growth of Student Groups report.
* Transform data findings into growth goals/priorities to provide a specific focus.
* Investigate strategies for digging deeper into the root cause of student performance results.

You’ll also apply the growth results to a year-long plan for professional learning, based on identified priorities. You will leave with an understanding of how to strategically identify and communicate a school level focus at school, grade, and subject levels.

Who May Benefit From Attending:
School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education), and Teacher Leaders who work with the school leader(s) to determine the focus of school-wide goals and priorities.

Presenters:
Joan Perekupka, PVAAS Statewide Core Team for PDE

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

48. Strategies and Structures for Teaching Writing Grades K-2 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-2 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialist, Interventions, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 11/15/2017

Teaching writing can be a feat - the process, genres, behaviors, skills, qualities! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to unpack all of this, with the support of Jen Serravallo's "The Writing Strategies Book" (included). Participants will learn how to craft explicit, clear strategies that teach children how to do.

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore effective feedback and prompts to coach students as they work toward their independent writing goals. Participants will learn different structures for teaching (individual conferences, small groups) that allow teachers to respond flexibility to children's growing strengths and needs.

Workshop Goals:

* To understand how to use formative assessment information to find appropriate goals for each writer
* To craft and explicit, clear strategies
* To coach and prompt writers, and provide feedback as students practice strategies
* To understand the structures and purpose of a variety of teaching methods used for differentiated instruction (conferences, small group)

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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.

49. Co-Teaching: Professional Learning Community (PLC) for Administrators

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: School Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2017 to 5/31/2018

Are you interested in implementing co-teaching practices in your school/district? Are you interested in expanding your existing co-teaching efforts? Would you like to collaborate with other administrators on development or enhancement of effective co-teaching practices? The PLC will support administrative teams to: Discuss the 5 models of co-teaching and how to best structure both teaching and learning. Support teaching teams to select appropriate co-teaching models based on lesson objectives and needs of students. Discuss strategies to implement when developing a master schedule with embedded co-teaching. Explore barriers and solutions to co-teaching. Complete a facilitated self-assessment on co-teaching and a considerations framework. Compare the relationship of observation/evaluation to the teacher effective framework. Consider tolls to evaluate the effectiveness of co-teaching.

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Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

Participants are to bring their laptop.

50. Constructing Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Librarians, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 11/16/2017

Are you building or considering a Makerspace for your school? Do you want to learn how Makerspaces connect to the core curriculum? Join us for a day of hands-on activities to learn strategies for cultivating a culture of making innovation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of tools that can support maker environments while connecting with other education leaders who are also planning Makerspaces. Come ready to be an active learner as we discuss various considerations for building and promoting Maker Learning in schools.

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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.

51. Strategies and Structures for Teaching Writing Grades 3-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Ed Teachers, Reading Specialist, Interventions, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 11/16/2017

Teaching writing can be a feat - the process, genres, behaviors, skills, qualities! In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to unpack all of this, with the support of Jen Serravallo's "The Writing Strategies Book" (included). Participants will learn how to craft explicit, clear strategies that teach children how to do.

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to explore effective feedback and prompts to coach students as they work toward their independent writing goals. Participants will learn different structures for teaching (individual conferences, small groups) that allow teachers to respond flexibility to children's growing strengths and needs.

Workshop Goals:

* To understand how to use formative assessment information to find appropriate goals for each writer
* To craft and explicit, clear strategies
* To coach and prompt writers, and provide feedback as students practice strategies
* To understand the structures and purpose of a variety of teaching methods used for differentiated instruction (conferences, small group)

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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.

52. Strategies and Interventions for Teaching Students With CVI

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers of students with visual impairments, teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, early intervention and teachers of students with multiple disabilities

Dates: 11/20/2017

Teachers of the visually impaired will crease their skills in working with students with Cortical Visual Impairment. Participants will gain deeper understanding of the CVI score and the information that it provides, how to develop instructional programs for students with CVI, writing IEP goals for students with CVI and working with other team members.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one-half hour, please bring a bag lunch.

Participants are to bring current examples of student IEPs and/or CVI Range.

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53. Paraprofessional Training Series: Supporting Students On The Autism Spectrum

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/21/2017

Participants will be able to: obtain an introductory working knowledge of Autism, identify principles in supporting students with Austim within the classroom, identify strategies and tools related to supporting a student with Autism's communication, social and behavioral needs within the classroom and understand what resources might be available to support students with Autism.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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54. Differentiating for Advanced Learners - Secondary (G)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Instructional Specialists/Coaches, Gifted Support Teachers, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 11/28/2017

Participants will be exposed to a variety of advanced learner strategies with an opportunity to develop some of them partially or in whole based on current units taught.

Strategies include:
* Pre-assessment
* Tiered Tasks
* Curriculum Compaction
* Study Guide Plan
* Adding Complexity to Current Lessons
* Most Difficult First.

Participants are asked to bring materials for a unit that could/should include: Student Learning Map or Curriculum Map, K-U-D, formative and summative assessments, lesson plans, and any supplementary materials.

Ideally this session works best with a team of general educators (grade level or department) and a gifted support teacher/instructional coach.

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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.

55. Acceleration. Hold Up! Not So FAST. There's More To It Than You Think. (G)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of District Administrators are encourage to attend.

Dates: 11/29/2017

Join us for a Full-Day Session that will be Divided as Follows:

AM Session: Defining Acceleration through Research and Practice
Did you know there are 20 different types of acceleration? Evidence of at least seven different iterations are already present in Pennsylvania public schools. In addition, learn what tools and processes can be implemented to support the decision to accelerate.

PM Session: Develop an Acceleration Protocol
Working in district teams, you will be guided through the process to get a jumpstart on your district's protocol. It is recommended that team members should have knowledge about curriculum, access to data, and transitions throughout the K-12 student experience.

Teams of District Administrators are encouraged to attend. Teams should include curriculum director/supervisors, data specialists, and coordinators/supervisors of gifted programming.

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.

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

56. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 11/29/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 11/29/2017

Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 3 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 and Module 2 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 3.

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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.

57. Revising as a Way to "Teach Grammar" at the Secondary Level (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 11/30/2017

Students learn to write by emulating others. This includes learning the grammatical structures of written language. During this workshop, participants will examine the traditional approach to grammar instruction and will explore what research indicates to be effective practices for today’s classrooms. Practical methods and strategies for teaching grammar including sentence combining, the study of models, and collaborative writing will be explored. With the support of the work of various teacher-researchers, participants will learn how to tinker with language by revising to construct more complex and sophisticated sentences. This workshop honors the process-approach to teaching writing while offering participants practical ideas on how to use heuristics and more.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional 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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 11/30/2017

New
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.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: Will be provided.

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

59. 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: 12/1/2017 to 12/31/2017

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.

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.

60. STEM 101 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 12/6/2017

New
Have you heard about STEM thinking and wondered how it applies to you? Participants in this workshop will experience different levels of STEM activities and walk away with a deeper understanding of why students need exposure to STEM and design thinking and how to begin integrating tasks into their instruction.

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

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.

61. Hazing and Youth: Initiation Rites, Wrongs and Responsibility

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 12/6/2017

Wait List
Hazing in college fraternities has dominated headlines in recent months. What is often not recognized is the reality that hazing is more prevalent in our high-schools than our colleges and universities. Some of the most important information learned about school hazing in recent years has come from research conducted by Alfred University and the University of Maine. Hazing is more common among high-school students, and for many students, their first hazing experience occurs in middle-school. In recent years, hazing has become more violent and sexualized. Researchers have also discovered that school hazing was as demeaning, dangerous, and violent as hazing among college students. Additionally, many schools are unaware of the prevalence of hazing, or their responsibilities in effectively addressing it. The Associated Press examined sexual violence in sports in its review of over 17,000 cases of student-on-student sexual assaults. Violence on some teams is so normalized it has persisted for years, and the AP fund multiple cases where adults knew and failed to intervene. This workshop will: Review current hazing research; Examine the role and responsibilities of schools in addressing hazing; Discuss legal rulings focusing on hazing and schools; Review hazing education and prevention models, including bystander intervention.

62. CRA - Early Numeracy

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and Regular Education Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/7/2017

New
Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students through practice as both the teacher and learner.


Lunch is one hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

63. 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: 12/8/2017

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.

64. Act 339 Series Session #3: Program Component, Management; Stakeholder, Business/Community

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 12/12/2017

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Program Component, Management; Stakeholder, Business/Community.
* Overview of and a working knowledge of the Management System.
* Review the Delivery system documents from Training #2.
* Introducing CEW 101 resources.
* Introducing Program Goals (#3 on the 339 template). * Introducing Advisory Council role and discussing how it will be developed (#6 on the 339 Template).
* Business/Community Panel-Developing a strategy to engage and involve Business/Community stakeholders in the program.

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.

65. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 12/12/2017

This council is for professional school personnel involved with 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.

66. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 12/12/2017

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.

67. How We Learn Math and Science: Five Essential Practices for Successful, Long-Lasting Learning with John Almarode (M) (S)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Math and Science Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 12/14/2017 to 2/8/2018

"I don't know" and "I don't remember" are phrases that haunt every math and science teacher and learner. How do we create mathematics and science experiences that lead to better learning for all students so that they will "know" and "remember"? Over the past fifteen years, the science of learning has provided many insights into how we think about math and science concepts, ideas, and content. Furthermore, these promising principles provide a starting point for inspired and passionate teachers to build the capacity in math and science learners to see themselves as their own teachers. This workshop shows you how! The body of research on how we learn math and science provides well established principles and practices that enhance the learning outcomes for each of our students in the classroom. Moving beyond performance on a test, this workshop links these essential principles to the everyday instructional decisions you make in your classroom.

Practicing what we preach, you will take part in an edge-of-your-seat learning experience that translates these principles to practices across multiple grade-levels. You will leave with strategies that will make learning stronger for all your students.

Note Snow Make-up dates: January 4, 2018 and/or February 14, 2018

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.

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

68. Writing Structures and Strategies: Effective Core Writing Instruction at the Sentence Level 3-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: Administrators, Reading Specialists, 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2017

How does grammar instruction at the sentence level support the production of text? Current research in the field is revealing that micro-level skills play a crucial role in the development of complex writing for a variety of purposes. This workshop will focus on explicit instructional techniques for sentence analysis and development to build automaticity in the grammatical structures of written language in grades 3-8.

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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.

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.

69. MCIU PIIC Meeting 12/19/17 Regional

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 12/19/2017

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.

70. 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: 1/1/2018 to 1/31/2018

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.

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.

71. How to Support Students' Productive Struggle and Perseverance Grades K-5 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-5, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 1/9/2018 to 2/22/2018

Effective teaching of mathematics consistently provides students, individually and collectively, with opportunities and supports to engage in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and relationships. This 2-day workshop will help you build and nurture a culture for productive struggle by answering the following questions:

* What is productive struggle?
* Why is productive struggle important to student's mathematics learning/
* How do we support productive struggle for each and every student?

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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.

72. CRA - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and Regular Education Instructional Coaches

Dates: 1/10/2018

New
Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students through practice as both the teacher and learner.


Lunch is one hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

73. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and teh Alphabetic Principle (L) 01/10/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2018

Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?", "Who Needs Phonics?", "What Kind of Phonics?", and "Why Phonics?". Each participant receives a LETRS Module 7 book.

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

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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.

74. Montgomery County Middle School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 1/10/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County Middle School Principals or his/her designee.

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

75. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 1/10/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County High School Principals or his/her designee.

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

76. Cohort 2: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary: Modules 7-12, Invitation Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 1/10/2018 to 5/30/2018

New
Power AAC focuses on five key areas to increase the skills of educators as they learn about communication to support their students. It focuses on powerful skills in: 1. Partner Skills 2. Opportunities 3. Words in social and instructional environments 4. Evidence for decision-making 5. Resources for creating, sharing, and implementing for guiding your Session Expectations: 1. Participants will view six (6) Modules in a flipped classroom course through viewing webinars outside of the online activities prior to attendance. 2. Handouts will be available for participants to download and view during this viewing process. 3. Participants will complete a survey after viewing each module to help guide our online sessions. 4. Participants will attend online sessions with all participants in attendance. 5. A monthly activity will be assigned based on each module. 6. Prerequisite: Attendance in Modules 1 through 6.

At the end of the session, a survey will be to completed by each participant. Act 48 hours will be for 12 hours. Attendee must attend all sessions, and complete all required activities to receive credit and act 48 hours.

77. Differentiating for Advanced Learners - Elementary (G)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Instructional Specialists/Coaches, Gifted Support Teachers, Curriculum Directors

Dates: 1/11/2018

Participants will be exposed to a variety of advanced learner strategies with an opportunity to develop some of them partially or in whole based on current units taught.

Strategies include:
* Pre-assessment
* Tiered Tasks
* Curriculum Compaction
* Study Guide Plan
* Adding Complexity to Current Lessons
* Most Difficult First.

Participants are asked to bring materials for a unit that could/should include: Student Learning Map or Curriculum Map, K-U-D, formative and summative assessments, lesson plans, and any supplementary materials.

Ideally this session works best with a team of general educators (grade level or department) and a gifted support teacher/instructional coach.

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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.

78. Creating and Communicating a Vision for Student and Staff Success (PIL/Act 45)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 1/15/2018 to 4/30/2018

This is a hybrid program for administrators with online coursework beginning on January 15, 2018 and closing on April 30, 2018.

Overview: Effective instructional and administrative leadership is required to implement change processes. Effective leaders are proactive and seek help that is needed. They nurture an instructional program and school culture conducive to learning and professional growth. Effective leaders have different styles and roles. This program provides school and district leaders with strategies and skills to more effectively approach and address critical issues that demand their attention.

The overarching leadership themes to be developed include:

* Strategic thinking and planning is required for any change effort.
* A vision and clearly defined goals must precede any action steps.
* Strong leaders are reflective, life-long learners.
* Strong leaders include others in decision making.
* Values and beliefs within school environments shape the culture of the school.

Participants will be required to choose a current issue/challenge impeding student achievement in their organization and develop a comprehensive “road map” to analyze and address the situation.

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79. Student Assistance (SAP) K-12, 3-Day Certification Training

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 1/16/2018 to 2/1/2018

Schools and agencies wishing to add SAP team members should register the new team member to attend this three-day training. Participants must attend each of the three days and should be aware that state requirements for this training include a take-home, competency task to be completed after the training before Act 48 credits and a certificate of completion are issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Thirty (30) minutes will be allotted for lunch each day and participants are expected to brown-bag their lunch. Thirty Act 48 hours will be reported by PDE. The take-home competency for this training is due May 30, 2018.

80. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 1 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: All Educators interested in preparing for Google Educator certified status.

Dates: 1/17/2018 to 1/18/2018

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 Education Trainer" status.

Participants will be guided through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web-based tutorials, and video learning libraries.

Test preparation for the new Google Educator exam includes readiness with: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Chrome, Classroom and exploration of the Google Trainer process.

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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.

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

81. STEMulate Your Mind - Grades 5-8 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 5-8

Dates: 1/18/2018 to 5/8/2018

Educators talk about "STEM" all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does "STEM" really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this two-year cohort, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and transdisciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world. It is required that all participants attend all meetings during the first year of this cohort, and there will be an option to attend year two, which will center on moving from the theory to practice.

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Subscriber Cost: $350 each or $300 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Regular Cost: $450 each or $400 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

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.

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

82. STEMulate Your Mind - Grades K-4 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades K-4

Dates: 1/18/2018 to 5/10/2018

Educators talk about "STEM" all the time, but many struggle with actually building upon the principles of this movement into their instruction. What does "STEM" really mean? How can it transform learning opportunities for students? During this two-year cohort, participants will develop instructional practices tied to critical thinking skills, authentic connections, standards, career possibilities, and transdisciplinary learning to create the environments needed to prepare students for a complex world. It is required that all participants attend all meetings during the first year of this cohort, and there will be an option to attend year two, which will center on moving from the theory to practice.

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Subscriber Cost: $350 each or $300 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

Regular Cost: $450 each or $400 each with 3 or more registrants. Discount will be manually adjusted at the completion of the workshop.

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.

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

83. MCIU PIIC Meeting 01/19/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 1/19/2018

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.

84. MCIU Tech Innovators 01/19/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Technology Innovators

Dates: 1/19/2018

THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING THE PIIC MEETING IN THE MORNING. This council is for Montgomery County technology integration specialists and other staff members whose responsibility involves instructional technology and coaching.

85. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 1/22/2018

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 and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

86. Google and the Student Centered Secondary Math Classroom (T) (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers and Curriculum Specialists

Dates: 1/23/2018

During this 1-day professional learning workshop from Kiker Learning, participants will explore best practices in creating a student-centered, inquiry driven 21st-Century technology enhanced math classroom. Teachers will take on a student role throughout the day and will walk away with dynamic math tools, instructional strategies to improve and highlight student mathematical communication, develop a formative assessment system that supports differentiation and flexible grouping, and an effective means to blend and flip math instruction. Teachers will explore student voice and how students understand more deeply when they can communicate their findings, wonderings, and thoughts through creation.

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.

87. Paraprofessional Training Series: Exploring Technology in The Gerneral Education Classsroom

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 1/23/2018

Participants who attend this workshop will learn about Assistive Technology as it relates to: AT Overview, Supporting access in the general education curriculum and what new technology I should know? Chrome? iPad?

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 1 hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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88. Montgomery County Gifted Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: MCIU Gifted Council Members

Dates: 1/24/2018

This council is for professional staff who have have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of programming for gifted education.

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

89. Innovative Approaches to Literacy with Google (L) (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 1/25/2018

During this 1 day professional learning workshop, participants will dive in and explore methods to create a student-centered, technology enhanced ELA classroom. In order to get the most out of the day, participants should already have a basic working knowledge of Google Docs & Slides – this offering will not concentrate on how to use these tools from an operational standpoint, but instead will focus on to use them to create authentic learning experiences for students.

As a result of the workshop, participants will be comfortable using:
* Dynamic tools to increase student engagement, collaboration, and to create authentic learning experiences
* Chrome Apps and extensions to support struggling learners.
* Various formative assessment tools that can be used to continually inform instruction.

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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.

90. Use PVAAS for Student Scheduling & Planning Your Master Schedule

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 1/25/2018

Do you want to help students and families make informed decisions about course selection? Do you want to make timely changes to your master schedule to accommodate strengths and needs of your students? Do you want to utilize your teaching staff in the most effective manner? Do you want to know more about your needs for instructional resources? As a secondary school leader, these are tasks you must do well before courses are requested, class sections are developed, and teaching assignments are made. Key PVAAS reports can assist with these tasks and decisions well in advance to allow for thoughtful planning and decision making! If you answered YES to any of the questions above, this videoconference is a must to put on your calendar.

Who May Benefit From Attending:
Secondary School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), Department Chairs/Content Leaders in Secondary Schools, Middle School Counselors, High School Counselors, and Directors of Curriculum NOTE: This session is geared towards those working in secondary schools serving students in Grades 6-12.

Presenters:
Joan Perekupka, PVAAS Statewide Core Team for PDE

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Registration: Begins at 12:00 PM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

91. 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: 1/26/2018

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.

92. ADMINISTRATORS AND COACHES GRADES K-12 - Incorporating STEM and Maker Learning into the Curriculum through Coding (STEM) NEW DATES

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administators and Coaches Grades K-12

Dates: 1/31/2018 to 2/1/2018

New
How do you support teachers in building learning environments that foster innovations, problem solving, and reflection? Come join us as we use coding learning experiences to teach content-area as well as communication, collaboration, designing, and prototyping skills. Through this opportunity, you will gain insight from both the learner's and teacher's perspective to develop a better understanding of the essential skills that are needed for creativity and innovation to flourish. Connect with other administrators and coaches to share strategies for integrating coding into the classroom.

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.

93. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 1/31/2018 to 2/1/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training designed to teach people methods of assisting a young person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5 step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur,disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Registration starts one-half hour before the workshop.

Participants must attend both days.

94. 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: 2/1/2018 to 2/28/2018

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.

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.

95. Let's Talk: Core Argumentative Moves n the Secondary Classroom (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 2/1/2018

Writing argumentatively in secondary classrooms requires listening to others, summarizing their views, and responding with one’s own ideas. This interactive workshop will introduce you to different teaching practices that demystify academic writing and address the heart of argument in every academic discipline.

Participants will learn the core writing “moves” of argument (patterns of writing) and will learn how to help student writers of all levels enter academic conversations and debates. Each participant will leave with many ideas, including flexible templates, that will help students not only improve their writing, but also increase student reading comprehension as they begin to identify these “moves that matter” in the texts they read. Participants will also learn how to structure their secondary classrooms to allow students more opportunities to interact with each other as they read and write with each other in the argumentative mode.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional 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.

96. TEACHERS GRADES K-5 Incorporating STEM and Maker Learning into the Curriculum through Coding (STEM) NEW DATES

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-5

Dates: 2/6/2018 to 2/7/2018

New
Do you ever wonder how to get your students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems? Or, how to allow your students to be creative and reflective in their thinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come join us to learn how to design coding learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

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.

97. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

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

Dates: 2/6/2018

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.

98. LETRS Module 9: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing (L) 02/07/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2018

This module addresses writing instruction for children in grades K-2 who need to be taught the component skills that underlie composition. Drawing on recent research that explains that cognitive and linguistic components of composition skills, a framework for analyzing writing samples is applied to examples of students at several different achievement levels. Instruction that builds automaticity in critical components while teaching children stages of the writing process is explained and modeled. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 9 book.

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

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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.

99. MCIU PIIC Meeting Virtual 02/08/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 2/8/2018

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.

Virtual instructions will be emailed to all registered participants.

100. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 02/16/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 2/16/2018

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 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.

101. Paraprofessional Training Series; Presuming Competence: Strategies to Support Students in Math Problem Solving

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/16/2018

Participants will be be able to: gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles related to math problem solving so that you can assist teachers in supporting students struggling with math problem solving, understand how to support students in acquiring math problem solving skills and apply instructional techniques and content that will reinforce effective math problem solving instruction. Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hours, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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