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1. Frontline Education "Click-by-Click" Professional Learning Management Event (Current Users Only)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Frontline Education Users

Dates: 6/27/2017

Starting Today
You asked and we listened! You're invited to an extension of a recent Frontline Education User Group. This event will have a deeper, "click-by-click" approach ensuring that solutions discussed can be replicated and implemented quickly. The focus will be on Professional Learning Management with appropriate tangents into Evaluation Management. Consistent with our past meetings, we will facilitate sharing across districts and respond to your specific questions and interest areas.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Paul Chepolis at pchepolis@frontline.com

Schedule
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Professional Learning Management
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Working lunch and personalized attention

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

2. 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: 7/1/2017 to 7/31/2017

Starting Soon
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.

3. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

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

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

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am

4. Paraprofessional Training: Effective Strategies for Para Educators

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

Increase your effectiveness in the classroom by learning practical instructional strategies, as well as strategies to reduce challenging behaviors in order to meet the needs of all your students. Paraprofessionals play a critical role in supporting students with special needs in a wide range of educational settings. The strategies shared in this hands-on, interactive workshop will provide participants with a variety of easily implemented, research-based practices for increasing your effectiveness in facilitating student achievement and increasing student independence.

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

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

5. Paraprofessional Training: Stategies to Add to Your Behavior Toolkit - AM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

If certain prevention and responsive strategies were put into place, would it change or extinguish the behavior(s)? This half day workshop will examine positive behavioral interventions including behavior replacement strategies, developing and applying consequences that strengthen acceptable behaviors, developing and applying consequences that decrease unacceptable behaviors, teaching problem solving and coping skills, and analyzing, understanding, and addressing how skill deficits may be causing the behaviors of concern, strategies and supports, and goal setting.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

6. Paraprofessional Training: Utilizing Assistive Technology to Support Access to General Education Curriculum

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

In this session, participants will learn what assistive technology is and how it can support student access to the curriculum. Participants will learn how Google Chrome, iPad apps, and other tools can be utilized to support successful student learning experiences.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

7. We've Assessed with the VB-MAPP, Now What?

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 7/12/2017

Assessment is meant to drive instructional decisions as well as what we need to teach and/or what the student still needs to learn. After completing the VB-MAPP, how do you know what skills to address? This training will look at the 3 Levels to the Milestones Assessment and how to determine specific programming based on the assessment results. Organizational systems for materials and teaching space will be discussed.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

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

8. Paraprofessional Training: I Was Told to Program Proloquo2go

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

In this session, participants will learn about the many resources available for programming and customizing Proloquo2Go for students. In our session, we will work through specific individual needs and learn tricks of the trade.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

9. Paraprofessional Training: Stategies to Add to Your Behavior Toolkit - PM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 7/12/2017

If certain prevention and responsive strategies were put into place, would it change or extinguish the behavior(s)? This half day workshop will examine positive behavioral interventions including behavior replacement strategies, developing and applying consequences that strengthen acceptable behaviors, developing and applying consequences that decrease unacceptable behaviors, teaching problem solving and coping skills, and analyzing, understanding, and addressing how skill deficits may be causing the behaviors of concern, strategies and supports, and goal setting.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

10. 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: 7/13/2017

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.

11. ITT Training: July 2017

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 7/13/2017

New
This training will introduce participants to the basics of the Itinerant Time Tracker system.

12. STEAMMaker Camp - Teams must pre-register first (M) (S)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 5-12 (Teams: 2 Teachers and 3 Studeents)

Dates: 7/18/2017 to 7/21/2017

STEAMaker Camp is intense and immersed professional learning where teachers, alongside their own students, learn how to shift from teaching in a typical STEM classroom to create and operate a MakerSpace in their own schools. This is all about being hands-on.

At STEAMMaker Camp, teams of teachers and students come together to experience a MakerSpace event. Teams consist of 2 teachers and 3 students from the same school in grades 5-12.

COST:
$1500 per team ($750 per educator) for subscribing Montgomery County Schools
$1800 per team ($900 per educator) for all other schools

To register your team contact Lois Winton at 610-755-9315 or Lwinton@mciu.org.

For complete details see FLYER

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

13. Building Google Tools for Educators: Online Course/Rich Kiker

Program: Continuing Professional Education (CPE) ACT 48 or Graduate Credit Option

Audience: K-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 8/24/2017

This course will help educators learn Google's web based software as a technical and educational solution to empower themselves and students to develop authentic, relevant, and digital learning. The number of software solutions offered for free by Google is growing rapidly and there are countless applications for the classroom to integrate.

This course is an online Moodle course. Each session is a series of lessons, video, written response and other activities designed to lead the participant to the knowledge that will allow them to meet the session objective. Participant will receive an introductory email from the instructor and is available for any questions.

PREREQUISITE SKILLS: Ability to access the internet; Communicate in writing; Accept responsibility for own learning; Organized and responsible.

14. ITT Training: July 2017

Program: Data Governance

Dates: 7/24/2017

New
This training will introduce participants to the basics of the Itinerant Time Tracker system.

15. AimswebPlus - Train-The-Trainer Workshop

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, School Psychologists, School Leaders and any additional professional staff who will be training school/district resources to use AimswebPlus

Dates: 7/25/2017 to 7/26/2017

Participants will learn how to navigate the aimswebPlus platform, begin using it for benchmark testing, interpret reports and progress monitor students. This training will include best practices for using the training account and a recommended training schedule. Learning Objectives: 1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of what aimswebPlus is and what it provides to improve student academic success. 2. Learn about the main tasks that managers perform within an account. Explore what responsibilities managers typically have. 3. Explore the learning resources and training materials available to you related to management, benchmark screening, and progress monitoring. 4. Learn the best practices with benchmark screening, survey level assessment and progress monitoring. Refine skills through practice within an account. 5. Learn how to use the training account during your own trainings.

Registrations beings one-half hour before workshop.

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

Participants are to required to bring their laptops.

FLYER

16. 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: 8/1/2017 to 8/31/2017

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.

17. LETRS Module 4: The Mighty Word - Building Vocabulary and Oral Language (L) 08/01/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 8/1/2017

This module highlights the importance of vocabulary for reading comprehension and examines many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Participants will look at the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the role of language in the home, the importance of reading aloud, modeling in the classroom, and independent reading. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 4 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.

18. Project Max: MAXimizing Access, Expectations and Learning (Perk. Valley Middle School Staff Only)

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Staff from Perkiomen Valley Middle School only`

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/3/2017

Participants will continue with deepening their understanding of Project MAX. Specific topics covered during this multi-day workshop include standards alignment and unit planning, learning targets, vocabulary, flexible instructional materials, formative assessment, participation and engagement, effective instructional practices, and overcoming barriers.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

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

Participants are required to bring laptops for these workshops,

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/3/2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 14, 2017

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

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

Cost includes the WRS Starter Kit and handouts.

FLYER

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

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

20. Fountas and Pinnell's The Continuum of Literacy Learning K-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 8/2/2017

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.

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*

21. 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: 8/3/2017

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 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.

FLYER

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

22. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 08/03/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 8/3/2017

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.

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.

23. 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: 8/4/2017

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.

24. Advanced Placement Summer Institute U.S. Government & Politics (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

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

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

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

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

25. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Music Theory (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Music Theory Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

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

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

26. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Psychology (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Psychology Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

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

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

27. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Spanish Language & Culture (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Spanish Language & Culture Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

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

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

28. Advanced Placement Summer Institute Statistics (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Statistics Educators

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/10/2017

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

FLYER

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 17, 2017

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 10/20/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems Grades K-2 (orange, green and blue) and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). Participants must attend all 3 days of training. Topics within the three-day Professional Support curriculum include: overview of the lesson framework, understanding the demands of texts, assessing and grouping students, teaching within the LLI Lessons, using the prompting guide, and documenting progress. In addition to learning how to implement LLI Lessons, participants will deepen their understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress.

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

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

FLYER

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

30. Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention - Grade 5, Middle and High School Resource Training (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 5-12

Dates: 8/9/2017 to 10/23/2017

This Heinemann Professional Development is designed to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI Systems Grades 5-12 (purple and teal) and includes three full days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day in the fall). In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of new LLI Purple and Teal systems, professional development of these systems delves in to the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on the lowest-achieving students in upper grades where high levels of literacy skills are required. Instructional routines for increasing comprehension are taught with high-interest books that are appropriate for older readers. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to introduce text, while still leaving problem solving, and how to support readers through brief individual interactions and close reading within, beyond and about the text. Vocabulary routines such as using morphology and word parts, as well as context, will be demonstrated. Additional routines for fluency and deepening comprehension and vocabulary by writing about reading will be utilized. Standard lessons, novel study lessons and test-taking lessons will be analyzed and demonstrated.

Participants must attend all 3 days of training.
Minimum enrollment is required to run training session.

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*

31. Nearpod 101 (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/10/2017

New
Nearpod is a leading interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The app's concept is simple. A teacher can create interactive presentations and modules (containing tools such as quizzes, polls, videos, and other web content), and students can either follow along or work on it on their own time. It works on any internet-connected device, and also has apps specifically for Android, iOS, and Kindles. Come to this full day session to learn ways to integrate this cutting edge solution into your classroom and make your instruction more engaging, meaningful, and personalized for all students!

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.

32. Leadership Design Academy - Year One (only confirmed teams)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District/School Teams of 4-8 Members

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 2/13/2018

The Leadership Design Academy will give your leadership team the tools to create an actionable plan to put your personal learning objective into practice.

This unique experience is designed to be a 2 year commitment and is based on the 6 stages of transformation as outlined in James Rickabaugh's book, Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders.

Teams will:
* Develop an actionable plan for implementing your district's personalized learning objective
* Learn, build, and apply a strategic action plan based on a customized entry point
* Design and align a customized personalized learning model using a 6-step transformation process
* Revise and expand on personalized learning ideas as part of a coaching and feedback process
* Create a customized process that moves your personalized learning work towards systematic change

Teams:
Teams can consist of 4-8 members. Multiple teams can be sent from each school or district.

Cost:
$1500 for Member Teams
$1800 for Non-Member Teams

FLYER

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers and Curriculum Specialists

Dates: 8/14/2017

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.

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.

34. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle (L) 08/15/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 8/15/2017

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.

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.

35. Supporting Students with Autism and Other Complex Instructional Needs with Math Instruction - 2 day workshop

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

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

Dates: 8/15/2017 to 10/4/2017

Day 1: Students with complex instructional needs may struggle to learn every day math concepts. Day One of this workshop will address how the brain learns math, the use of the PA Math Standards to guide what to teach as well as assessment options. Participants will gain practical experience with the PA Math Standards, have time to practice new skills as well as review assessment materials.

Day 2: Now that the stage has been set with how the brain learns math, PA Math Standards, and pre-assessment, Day Two will focus on what your assessment data showed, instructional practices as well as ongoing assessment needs. A variety of instructional strategies and discussions groups will be utilized to support engagement and learning.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

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

Participants must attend both sessions to receive credit.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 8/15/2017 to 8/16/2017

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.

FLYER

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

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

37. Wilson Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grades 2-12

Dates: 8/15/2017 to 8/17/2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 28, 2017

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

The workshop fulfills the prerequisite requirement for the Wilson Reading System Level II certification training or can be taken alone.

Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification

FLYER

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

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

38. Parapofessional Training - Preparing for Life After High School: Skills Students Need to be Successful - AM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

In this workshop, participants will examine the necessary skills that students need to be successful after graduating from high school. Some of the skills that participants will examine in this workshop include:
•Choice Making
•Decision Making
•Problem Solving
•Goal Setting and Attainment
•Self-Advocacy and Leadership
•Self-Management and Self-Regulation
•Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

39. Paraprofessional Training: Practical Strategies For Working With Students With Executive Function Weaknesses-AM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

Participants will gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of executive functioning so that they can assist teachers when working with students with executive functioning needs. They will also be able to identify interventions and strategies aimed at promoting the development of executive functioning skills.

40. Paraprofessional Training: Teaching Social Skills: A Guide For Paraprofessionals

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

This workshop will review the Importance of Social Skills for all students. Particular attention will be paid to teaching non-verbal cues as well as basic social interaction skills. Resources and opportunity to practice as well as discussion with fellow paraprofessionals will be embedded throughout the workshop.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

41. Parapofessional Training - Preparing for Life After High School: Skills Students Need to be Successful - PM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

In this workshop, participants will examine the necessary skills that students need to be successful after graduating from high school. Some of the skills that participants will examine in this workshop include:

•Choice Making

•Decision Making

•Problem Solving

•Goal Setting and Attainment

•Self-Advocacy and Leadership

•Self-Management and Self-Regulation

•Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

42. Paraprofessional Training: Adolescence and Autism: Addressing Hygiene and Sexuality

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

Students with Autism often have trouble with perspective taking and Hidden Curriculum items. These deficits impact their perceptions on the need for good personal hygiene as well as influencing their understanding of puberty. Participants to this workshop will recognize how the core deficits of Autism can influence the importance of good hygiene as well as the changes their body goes through during puberty. Practical strategies as well as specialized curriculums will be highlighted.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

43. Paraprofessional Training: Practical Strategies For Working With Students With Executive Function Weaknesses-PM

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 8/16/2017

Participants will gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of executive functioning so that they can assist teachers when working with students with executive functioning needs. They will also be able to identify interventions and strategies aimed at promoting the development of executive functioning skills.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 8/17/2017

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.

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.

45. LETRS Module 9: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing (L) 08/17/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 8/17/2017

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.

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. STEM Education-Continued for ST. HELENA STAFF ONLY

Program: NonPublic

Audience: Staff of St. Helena's School ONLY

Dates: 8/24/2017

Clearer understanding of incorporating STEM into the everyday classroom

47. A Systematic Method of Analyzing Assessment Results for Tailoring Interventions

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Psychologist, Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 8/29/2017

New
This workshop will provide an overview of the Systematic Method of Analyzing Assessment Results for Tailoring Interventions (SMAARTI) approach. This method, as initially conceptualized by Mascolo (2008), involves the organization, analysis, and synthesis of assessment data to aid in understanding the cognitive basis of students’ learning difficulties. Based on multiple data sources, the steps of SMAARTI assist in identifying various methods of tailoring intervention (i.e., modifications, accommodations, remediation, compensatory techniques) that make instruction more accessible to the student, thereby improving learning outcomes. Training goals include teaching participants to: 1. Organize assessment information in a manner that maximizes its utility in intervention planning.2. Consider relevant individual, instructional, curricular, and environmental factors when tailoring interventions.3. Capitalize upon available resources to address the impact of cognitive ability weaknesses in both general and special education settings

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Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be provided.

48. PILOT GROUP SCHOOLS ONLY - Think Through Math Training (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: ONLY - Think Through Math Pilot Schools

Dates: 8/29/2017

This training will be conducted by Think Through Math trainers and it will supply all pilot schools the information needed for a successful implementation of Think Through Math.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 PM.
Bring: Computer or device required for this session.

PILOT GROUP SCHOOLS ONLY

49. Exploring New Drug Trends - by invitation only - MCIU and Exploration Staff

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: For Montgomery County I.U. and Exploration staff only

Dates: 8/30/2017

This course will investigate the various categories of recreational drugs, including the more recent substances that are being abused. There will be a special concentration on the problem with opiates and methamphetamine. Participants will review the categories of drugs and their effects, learn the names and street terms for these substances, explore various drug trends, modes of administration and drug combinations.

Registration starts one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be 45 minutes. Please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

50. Cohort 2: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special and General Education Teachers, SLPs, IEP Team Members in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 8/30/2017 to 12/13/2017

Wait List
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. At the end of the session, a survey will be to completed by each participant. Act 48 hours will be for 14 hours. Attendee must attend all sessions, and complete all required activities to receive credit and act 48 hours.

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51. 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: 9/1/2017 to 9/30/2017

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.

52. PILOT GROUP SCHOOLS ONLY - Think Through Math Training (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: ONLY - Think Through Math Pilot Schools

Dates: 9/12/2017

This training will be conducted by Think Through Math trainers and it will supply all pilot schools the information needed for a successful implementation of Think Through Math.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 PM.
Bring: Computer or device required for this session.

PILOT GROUP SCHOOLS ONLY

53. Wilson Certification Level I Year Long Program (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 5/18/2018

This year long Level I Certification training is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive training and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with integrity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 60-lesson practicum, including demonstration, observation and feedback from a Wilson trainer. Each trainee is expected to acquire a very sophisticated working knowledge of the sound-symbol system of English (phonology) and its structure (morphology), as well as the use of specific diagnostic techniques in teaching reading and spelling.

PREREQUISITE: Must attend the start-up training and have completed the WRS Introductory 3 Day workshop within the last 5-years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements. In addition, participants will need to administer a standardized normed reading test with subtests that compare word attack to comprehension skills.

NOTE: Interested participants outside of Montgomery County must contact Lois Winton at 610-755-9315 for more details.

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LUNCH: There will be a one hour lunch break.

CANCELATION POLICY:
* Cancelation within 30 days of course start-up: $250 drop fee paid by participant.
* Cancelation after 30 days of course start-up: $2100 paid by participant.

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

54. Cohort 1: Power AAC: Supporting Your Students With Core Vocabulary: Modules 7-12, Invitation Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special and General Education Teachers, SLPs, IEP Team Members in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 2/8/2018

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.

55. IEP Boot Camp

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Administrators, School Psychologists, Guidance Counselors

Dates: 9/19/2017

Participants will learn the basics for writing IEPS that meet procedural and best practice requirements related to IEP Writing. Participants will examine areas related to writing present levels of performance, the transition grid and section of the IEP, related services and specially designed instruction, and writing measurable annual goals.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

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

Participants are to bring an IEP that they have written or reviewed and their computer if they would like.

56. PA Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Universal Training-PV Middle School East Staff Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Perkiomen Valley Middle School East staff

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 5/30/2018

School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS), part of the Pennsylvania three tiered Mulit-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework, is a proactive approach to discipline that improves school climate. Instead of a piecemeal or reactive model, this data-driven, research-based method builds from Universal primary prevention (school-wide), to Targeted secondary intervention (classroom), through to Intensive tertiary supports (individual). This continuum allows for the defining of and explicit teaching of expected behaviors which, in turn, improves the social, emotional, and academic skills of all students. This five-day training for school Core teams will focus on positive rather than punitive interventions, managing or eliminating conditions or antecedents contributing to behaviors, and organizing and routinizing how pro-social behaviors will be taught and practiced at their schools. In between formal training dates, Core teams will work with their school building staff/students to obtain input and buy in, develop behavioral expectations, lesson plans, and acknowledgement systems, and begin initial implementation. A commitment to fidelity agreement must be signed prior to the first day of training.

Lunch will be 1 hour - please bring a bag lunch.

Laptops are required for these workshops.

57. Use PVAAS to Focus Your Work in Supporting Teachers

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: District Leaders, School Leaders, Curriculum Directors, and Special Education Directors

Dates: 9/26/2017

Today’s school leaders are balancing the needs of instructional leadership with school management. Does your “balance” focus on improving academic results for students? Do you have a laser-like focus when working with department/grade- levels teams and individual teachers to enhance their professional growth? Does this laser-like focus have a goal of providing leadership on the most effective instructional practices teachers can use with their students?

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 Act 93 members who supervise teachers.

Presenters:
Jennifer Ross, PVAAS Statewide Core Team for PDE
Joan Perekupka, PVAAS Statewide Core Team for PDE

FLYER

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

58. Writing Foundational Skills: The Role Handwriting, Spelling and Oral Language Play in Developing Effective Writers (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 9/26/2017

Current research in the literacy field is revealing essential foundational skills in writing, similar to the explosion of research in the foundational skills of reading development. This workshop will explore effective core writing instruction in the K-2 classroom integrating oral language, handwriting and spelling to support students' abilities to compose text.

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.

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

Program: Student Assistance Program

Audience: All public and nonpublic school staff

Dates: 9/27/2017 to 10/10/2017

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 March 31, 2018.

60. Act 339 Series Session #1: Program Component, Foundation; Stakeholder, Educators/Administrators

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: 9/27/2017

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.
Lunch is not provided.

•Session Goals: Program Component, Foundation; Stakeholder, Educators/Administrators
•Stating the case for building a comprehensive K-12 school-counseling program in the career domain.(Introductory Power point)
•Understanding the Chapter 339 Law & Template (Template items #1,2,4,5).
•Reviewing your K-12 school counseling program’s strengths and needs.
•Reviewing District Data and the use of counselor time and resources.
•Understanding the importance and power of connecting inside and outside the school to all stakeholders.
•Overview of and a working knowledge of what goes in the Foundation of the program (Beliefs, Mission Statement, What students need to know).
•Developing a strategy to engage and involve Educator/Administrator stakeholders in your program.

61. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 09/27/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 9/27/2017

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

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

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

62. Heroin, Opiates and Other Drug Trends Among Youth

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 9/28/2017

Heroin and opioid use has more than quadrupled in recent years, with youth aged 12 through 25 the most likely to experience opiate abuse. Unfortunately, overdose is common among youth who use illicit opiates, such as heroin. Opiates are not the only drug proving to be problematic among youth – synthetic drugs and the resurgence of meth are also trending as well. This workshop will address current research on prescription opioids, heroin and other drugs trending among youth; Examine emerging drug trends among youth;Discuss the complex disease of addiction and the adolescent brain; Treatment options for youth; Preventing drug use among children and youth.

63. GOOGLE EDUCATOR Level 2 Certification Boot Camp (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 10/4/2017

During this one day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of G Suite for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve Google Educator Level 2 status. A custom eGuide is included for all participants. Rich Kiker will facilitate the session and guide participants through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, web based tutorials, and video learning libraries. Please bring a Chromebook or laptop with the Chrome browser and internet access.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD: Bring your own Device.
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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/4/2017

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

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 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.

65. From Consumer to Creator: Leveraging iPads to Unleash Student Creativity (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2017

Do your students have the opportunity to create digital stories, animations or screencasts while using iPads in the classroom? Many schools have subscriptions to content providers (e.g. Study Island, ST Math, etc.)to teach and reinforce skills, but endless opportunities exist when students can create their own evidence of learning! Come to this workshop to learn how to leverage iPads to extend students' thinking and offer them the opportunity to show what they know in a variety of formats.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): It is recommended that participants bring their own iPads. A small number of iPads will be available to borrow for the training. Please contact the instructor if you would like to request an iPad: bmulartrick@mciu.org.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

66. PA Positive Behavior Support (PAPBS) Universal Training - by Invitation Only

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: By Invitation Only

Dates: 10/5/2017 to 5/9/2018

School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SWPBIS) is a proactive approach to discipline that improves school climate. It is aligned to the Pennsylvania three tiered Mulit-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. Instead of a piecemeal or reactive model, this data-driven, research-based method builds from Universal primary prevention (school-wide), to Targeted secondary intervention (classroom), through to Intensive tertiary supports (individual). This continuum allows for the defining of and explicit teaching of expected behaviors which, in turn, improves the social, emotional, and academic skills of all students. This five-day training for school Core teams will focus on positive rather than punitive interventions, managing or eliminating conditions or antecedents contributing to behaviors, and organizing and routinizing how pro-social behaviors will be taught and practiced at their schools. In between formal training dates, Core teams will work with their school building staff to obtain staff input and buy in, develop behavioral expectations, lesson plans, and acknowledgement systems, and begin initial implementation. A commitment to fidelity agreement must be signed prior to the first day of training.

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

Laptops are required.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

67. Collaborative Decision Making for School Leaders with TregoED (Oct 6, Nov 3 & Dec 8) - Act 45/PIL Approved - 40 Hours)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educational Administrators

Dates: 10/6/2017 to 12/8/2017

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

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

FLYER

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

68. Evaluation Considerations for ALL Teachers of ELs

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Admnistrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/6/2017

Ths session will focus on the four principles of inclusive teacher evaluation for ALL teachers of ELs. Participants will analyze the commonalities and differences between the four principles and the PDE Guiding Questions document and apply what they have learned to adapt PDE's look-fors to address all teachers who work with ELs. Participants will also create an action plan for determining next steps in evaluating all teachers of ELs.

Each participant will receive the book Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students with Disabilities written by Diane Staehr Fenner, Peter Kozik and Ayanna Cooper.

Instructor: Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder
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.

FLYER

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.

69. LETRS Module 4: The Mighty Word - Building Vocabulary and Oral Language (L) 10/10/17

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

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

Dates: 10/10/2017

This module highlights the importance of vocabulary for reading comprehension and examines many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Participants will look at the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the role of language in the home, the importance of reading aloud, modeling in the classroom, and independent reading. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 4 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.

70. The Mindful Classroom Series - Fall 2017

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Head Start Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Teachers K-12, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Workers

Dates: 10/10/2017 to 12/12/2017

Participants must attend all sessions.

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being. The Mindful Classroom Series will proved participants with fundamental skills and resources to embark on their own mindfulness practice and will offer suggestions on how to share the joy of mindfulness with students.

Session Titles:
10/10/17 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
10/24/17 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
11/14/17 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
11/28/17 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
12/12/17 - Mindfully Moving Forward

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 6-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 10/11/2017 to 11/14/2017

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?

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.

72. 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

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.

73. 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

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.

FLYER

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

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 10/19/2017

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.

FLYER

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

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

75. 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

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.
Lunch is not provided.


•Session Goals: Program Component, Delivery; Stakeholder, Parents

•Reviewing key concepts from Training #1.

•Review work completed form Training #1.(#1,2,4,5 on the339 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.

76. 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.

FLYER

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

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

77. 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.

78. 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.

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.

79. 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.

80. Fountas and Pinnell's The Continuum of Literacy Learning K-8 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

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

Dates: 10/25/2017

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.

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*

81. 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

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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.

FLYER

Registration begins on-half hour before workshop.

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

82. Ramping Up Language for ELs to Excel: Effective Stategies for All Teachers of ELs

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.

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.

FLYER

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.

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

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers Grades 9-12, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 11/7/2017

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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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84. Youth Mental Health: Risk and Resiliency

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 11/9/2017

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.

85. 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.

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.

86. 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

FLYER

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

87. 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)

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.

88. 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

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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.

FLYER

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

Participants are to bring their laptop.

89. 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)

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.

90. 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.

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.

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

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 12/6/2017

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.

92. 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.
Lunch is not provided.


•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

93. 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.

94. 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.

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.

95. 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?

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.

96. 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.

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.

97. 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 August 31, 2018.

98. 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*

99. 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.

FLYER

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*

100. 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

FLYER

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

101. 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.

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.